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Paul Manafort says he's being treated 'like a VIP' in jail Paul Manafort says he's being treated 'like a VIP' in jail
- July 12, 2018

Furthermore, prosecutors said Mr. Manafort has his own bathroom and shower, a self-contained living unit - instead of a cell - that is larger than other inmates' space and he is not required to wear a prison uniform. The trial is scheduled to begin later this month. "Manafort has access to a separate workroom at the jail to meet with his attorneys and legal team", it continues. (more...)
Ontario woman accidentally steals car from Walmart parking lot
- July 12, 2018

Police say both cars used fobs, which means they don't require a key to start the auto and it turned out the owner of the stolen Infiniti had left his key fob inside the vehicle. After asking the woman where she went after leaving the vehicle rental two weeks before, the woman explained what happened and together the pair returned to the scene of the crime - to the Walmart parking lot where the Nissan she had rented was still parked. (more...)
Markets hit as Trump threatens new tariffs on China
- July 11, 2018

You can follow global stock markets live at Markets Insider . His determination to renegotiate trade deals has targeted not only competitors on the world market such as China , but longtime friends and allies such as the European Union or Canada. (more...)
Woman shot and killed by stray bullet in Mexico Woman shot and killed by stray bullet in Mexico
- July 11, 2018

The city prosecutor's office believe the men meant to target a bouncer working at a bar in the area when Ms Mirutenko was struck in the head by a bullet. As a mother, we always say things, but she inspired me to be better. "I'd give my life if she could just come back". San Francisco's Nektar Therapeutics, where Mirutenko reportedly worked, released a statement that said "Tatiana was a bright and passionate rising star". (more...)
UK Prime Minister Theresa May fights to stop Cabinet exodus over Brexit UK Prime Minister Theresa May fights to stop Cabinet exodus over Brexit
- July 11, 2018

Johnson had been due to host a summit about the western Balkans on Monday afternoon but was instead holed up in his official residence with close advisers, considering his position. Mr Wilson praised the American President for his firmness with European companies and EU leaders on matters of trade and security. Responding to the news of Mr Davis' resignation, GSD Leader Keith Azopardi took to Twitter where he wrote: "The resignation of David Davis as Brexit Secretary marks the start of a ... (more...)
Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law arrested following conviction in corruption case Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law arrested following conviction in corruption case
- July 11, 2018

The caretaker Punjab government has made a decision to impose Section 144 in the areas adjoining the Lahore airport to avoid any untoward incident during the arrival and likely arrest of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif . Sharif's son-in-law Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar was jailed for one year rigorous imprisonment for not cooperating with the NAB. "So far we have not been successful but his homes are being monitored", a NAB official said. (more...)
Man harasses woman over Puerto Rico shirt, says it’s ‘un-American’ Man harasses woman over Puerto Rico shirt, says it’s ‘un-American’
- July 11, 2018

Eventually the first officer on the scene takes notes of Irizarry's account of the incident and says that he was at the scene due to the separate incident, noting that she was not being attacked though acknowledging she felt threatened. The park location was not identified in the Facebook post, but a Twitter army tracked the location as one of the areas supervised by the Forest Preserves Department of Cook County, which includes Chicago . (more...)
Erdogan promotes Turkey's army commander to overall armed forces chief Erdogan promotes Turkey's army commander to overall armed forces chief
- July 11, 2018

Erdogan narrowly won a referendum a year ago to replace Turkey's parliamentary democracy with a system featuring an all-powerful presidency, and followed that with a hard-fought election victory last month to the newly strengthened post. His supporters see them as just reward for a leader who has put Islamist values at the core of public life, championed the pious working classes and built airports, hospitals and schools. (more...)
World's ugliest dog dies weeks after winning title World's ugliest dog dies weeks after winning title
- July 11, 2018

Zsa Zsa was about nine years old when she passed away, which is about the life expectancy for the breed. A sad day in the world of dogs. "I'm still in shock". She took home first prize - a trophy, $1,500 ($AU2020) in prize winnings and the hearts of everyone. The recently-crowned World's Ugliest Dog has died. (more...)
Woolworths recalls savoury rice after listeria outbreak in Europe Woolworths recalls savoury rice after listeria outbreak in Europe
- July 11, 2018

The retailer said none of its other frozen sweetcorn or vegetable products are affected. In late June, the Hungarian Food Chain Safety Office banned the marketing of all frozen vegetable and frozen mixed vegetable products produced by the plant between August 2016 and June 2018, and ordered their immediate recall. (more...)
Challenge to Section 377: SC frowns on Centre’s delay in filing response Challenge to Section 377: SC frowns on Centre’s delay in filing response
- July 11, 2018

Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra , said it had already made it clear on Tuesday that only the constitutional validity of Section 377 will be dealt with by it. A section of society must not live in a state of fear simply because of the choices they make, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra had observed. Opening his arguments, former Attorney General and senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi , appearing for a petitioner and dancer Navtej Jauhar, said he wanted a "declaration" from ... (more...)
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation braces for bruising summit with Trump North Atlantic Treaty Organisation braces for bruising summit with Trump
- July 11, 2018

Trump has long complained that European Nato members do not pay enough for their own defence, accusing them of freeloading on America and singling out Germany for particular criticism. "You're not dealing with Russian Federation, you're making Russian Federation richer", Trump said. Previous US presidents also urged greater defence spending from European nations. (more...)
United Kingdom watchdog ICO fines Facebook £500,000 over Cambridge Analytica United Kingdom watchdog ICO fines Facebook £500,000 over Cambridge Analytica
- July 11, 2018

Last month, Facebook's director of privacy policy , Steve Satterfield, told a European parliament hearing that the company believed no users in the European Union were affected in the Cambridge Analytica breach. In a roughly 40-page report , British regulators faulted Facebook for allowing Cambridge University researcher Aleksandr Kogan to build an app that collected data about Facebook users as well as their friends on behalf of Cambridge Analytica. (more...)
British man injured in Amesbury incident regains consciousness British man injured in Amesbury incident regains consciousness
- July 11, 2018

Charlie Rowley is now conscious, but is in a critical but stable condition, Salisbury District Hospital has said. Wiltshire Police said the public "should not be alarmed by this", adding: "Those involved have the training and expertise to safely remove the vehicle". (more...)
Widow of Nobel dissident Liu Xiaobo 'leaves China' Widow of Nobel dissident Liu Xiaobo 'leaves China'
- July 11, 2018

PEN America's members and supporters, working in solidarity with writers and readers all over the world, have campaigned relentlessly for Liu Xia's freedom throughout her confinement through letters, postcards, petitions, live protests, social media campaigns, videos, the distribution of her poems, and readings of her work. (more...)
Facebook handed maximum data breach fine for role in Cambridge Analytica scandal
- July 11, 2018

It promised another update in October. The FBI and the Securities and Exchange Commission are also looking into Facebook's ties to Cambridge Analytica . The British agency said Facebook may have had a "missed opportunity" in 2014 to have thwarted Kogan's activities on the site. The decision was welcomed by former Cambridge Analytica employee and whistleblower Christopher Wylie. (more...)
Operation To Rescue Boys Trapped In Thai Cave Resumes Operation To Rescue Boys Trapped In Thai Cave Resumes
- July 11, 2018

The football team went missing on June 23, having gone into the caves after Saturday practice to do some exploring, and ended up being trapped by rising flood water. Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda told reporters the four boys rescued on Sunday were in good health in hospital but did not give details. There was no word on the condition of the fifth boy brought out earlier on Monday. (more...)
ANP leader Haroon Bilour among 12 killed in Peshawar blast, police say ANP leader Haroon Bilour among 12 killed in Peshawar blast, police say
- July 11, 2018

Local television channels broadcast live scenes of ambulances arriving at the site and rushing victims to the hospital. Bilour suffered serious injuries and was shifted to a hospital where he succumbed to the wounds, reports said. He said the troops would provide security at 85,000 polling stations and carry out other elections-related duties. "Our loyalty is only with Pakistan ". (more...)
Ex-Clinton adviser: Trump aiming for 'right-wing takeover' of the courts Ex-Clinton adviser: Trump aiming for 'right-wing takeover' of the courts
- July 11, 2018

Bush White House as well as his conservative record as a judge. With customary fanfare, Trump unveiled his choice to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on prime-time TV. Sen. Kavanaugh is Trump's second high court pick after Justice Neil Gorsuch. The president has spent the days leading up to the decision mulling the pros and cons of the various options with aides and allies. (more...)
European Union council chief to Trump: Respect the allies you have
- July 11, 2018

But Trump's comments about many allied governments not paying their way in the alliance in exchange for the US umbrella has thrown many summit leaders on the back foot. A competitor. I think that getting along with Russian Federation, getting along with China, getting along with others, is a good thing , not a bad thing, ' Trump said. (more...)
Turkey’s Erdogan begins new term with purge of 18,600 civil servants Turkey’s Erdogan begins new term with purge of 18,600 civil servants
- July 11, 2018

The country's Official Gazette said that a total of 6,152 personnel from the army, air force and navy had been sacked, as well as 8,998 police officers. Among the powers he will have under constitutional changes approved in a referendum previous year will be the right to start and end states of emergency unilaterally. (more...)
Would Brett Kavanaugh overturn Roe? Supreme Court pick’s record offers mixed clues Would Brett Kavanaugh overturn Roe? Supreme Court pick’s record offers mixed clues
- July 11, 2018

However, she added that she will review his qualifications carefully. But she also supported Justice Neil Gorsuch, Trump's first Supreme Court nominee, as well as Justice Elena Kagan and Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who were nominated by Democratic President Barack Obama. (more...)
Brexit crisis - what's next for Theresa May? Brexit crisis - what's next for Theresa May?
- July 11, 2018

Labour MP Andrew Adonis said Raab's appointment could spell the " death " of the Tory leader, while writer and editor Hitcham Yezza said Brexit has now become even more " shambolic ". But EU countries benefit more from keeping their club - the single market and customs union - intact, than they would do by compromising everything just for the sake of better bilateral relations with the United Kingdom after Brexit. (more...)
Red State Democrats In Hot Seat Over Trump's Supreme Court Pick Red State Democrats In Hot Seat Over Trump's Supreme Court Pick
- July 11, 2018

Kavanaugh, 53, had always been mentioned in Washington chatter as a potential high court choice by a Republican president because of his educational background, intellectual firepower and an unyielding commitment to a legal approach championed by conservative Supreme Court justices such as Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. (more...)
4 more boys brought out of flooded Thailand cave 4 more boys brought out of flooded Thailand cave
- July 11, 2018

The Guardian reported that the four boys who were rescued last night are in good overall health and should be able to see their families later today, according to a key health official. Workers have been laboring around the clock to pump water out of the cave, and authorities said Monday that heavy downpours overnight did not raise water levels inside. (more...)
Who will Trump nominate to Supreme Court? Time, how to watch, livestream Who will Trump nominate to Supreme Court? Time, how to watch, livestream
- July 10, 2018

Many American Catholics likely supported Kennedy's positions. On average, for Supreme Court nominees who have received hearings, the hearing occurred 39 days after the nomination was formally submitted, according to the Congressional Research Service. (more...)
Trump Pardons Ranchers Whose Arson Case Sparked Refuge Occupation Trump Pardons Ranchers Whose Arson Case Sparked Refuge Occupation
- July 10, 2018

The Hammonds said they started a fire on their property in 2001 to protect it from wildfires and reduce the growth of invasive plants, but that the fire got out of hand, CNN affiliate KTVZ reported . Supporters of the Hammonds, Ammon and Ryan Bundy, were outraged at prosecutors' actions and occupied Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in 2016, ostensibly over the Hammonds' case. (more...)
At Least Two Boys Have Reportedly Been Rescued From Thailand Cave At Least Two Boys Have Reportedly Been Rescued From Thailand Cave
- July 10, 2018

To get there, search and rescue teams including at least 90 divers have to pass through more than two-kilometers of narrow, flooded tunnels. Two of them have been taken by ambulance to hospital while another two were airlifted, but none of them were stretchered out. (more...)
EU’s Tusk criticizes Trump over attitude on European allies EU’s Tusk criticizes Trump over attitude on European allies
- July 10, 2018

This is a potent narrative. The US president will have also delighted Mrs May by saying that he might take time during his United Kingdom visit to speak with former foreign secretary Boris Johnson, who he described as "a friend of mine". (more...)
Rights groups cautiously hail Liu Xia departure
- July 10, 2018

Her brother in Beijing seemed to confirm the news on WeChat. A source close to Western diplomats told the Post that Li raised the issue of Liu Xia during his meeting with Merkel. As President Xi Jinping's leadership has pledged to advance the rule of law in the country, it apparently chose to release her ahead of the first anniversary of her husband's death . (more...)

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