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Amesbury poisoning: Police REVEAL source of deadly Novichok Amesbury poisoning: Police REVEAL source of deadly Novichok
- July 18, 2018

The Skripals survived and were released from the Salisbury hospital before Rowley and Sturgess were poisoned and taken there. In a statement, Scotland Yard said: "On Wednesday 11 July, a small bottle was recovered during searches of Charlie Rowley's house in Amesbury". (more...)
Russian meddling in election meant as 'warning' to Clinton, former AG says
- July 18, 2018

In a move not cleared by the White House, the top intelligence official in the United States has refuted President Donald Trump's remarks in Helsinki - unequivocally affirming that the Russian government did act to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election. (more...)
Trump rails against Germany, demands allies double North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spending Trump rails against Germany, demands allies double North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spending
- July 18, 2018

Some news agencies reported the USA president had threatened to pull out of the 70-year-old alliance over frustration with member states' lack of commitment to agreed goals including spending 2 percent of GDP on defence. "I think 4 percent is the right number". His criticism softened during the 35-minute news conference Thursday. Despite the first day's haranguing of allies for failing to meet spending targets and accusing Germany of being a prisoner to Russian energy, Trump was ... (more...)
JK: 5 dead, 29 injured in landslide JK: 5 dead, 29 injured in landslide
- July 18, 2018

Many people involved in the rescue operation, however, complained that only one doctor was present at the hospital at the time when the injured people were rushed there for treatment. Of these, the condition of three was "critical", according to officials. Meanwhile, National Conference (NC) Vice President Omar Abdullah expressed deep grief and shock over the death of seven persons in the tragic landslide incident at Sair Baba in Reasi . (more...)
Dozens injured as south Iraq protesters clash with police Dozens injured as south Iraq protesters clash with police
- July 18, 2018

Shots were fired towards us", one police official said. Apart from insisting that companies hire locals, the protesters also demand that basic services, such as water supply, in the city of Basra be improved. The protests hit several provinces including Basra, despite Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announcing fresh funds and pledges of investment for the oil-rich but neglected region. (more...)
India orders all Mother Teresa care homes inspected India orders all Mother Teresa care homes inspected
- July 18, 2018

Senior Superintendent of Police (Ranchi) Anis Gupta informed PTI that Sister Konsalia, during the course of interrogation, "confessed" that she had sold the three children to three different people. "We are working to verify them". Approximately 2,300 CCIs have been linked to CARA since December previous year, while about 4,000 more are still pending for linkage. (more...)
Defence minister resigns as crucial Brexit vote clears Commons Defence minister resigns as crucial Brexit vote clears Commons
- July 17, 2018

Parliament voted 307 to 301 against an amendment to trade legislation that would have required the government to try to negotiate a customs union arrangement with the EU if, by January 21, 2019, it had failed to negotiate a deal with the bloc that offered frictionless free trade for goods. (more...)
American journalist bundled out of Trump-Putin meeting American journalist bundled out of Trump-Putin meeting
- July 17, 2018

And I think we can hopefully do something about that. "We should've had this dialogue a long time ago - a long time, frankly, before I got to office". "Our law enforcement is perfectly able to do this questioning and send the appropriate materials to the United States", Putin said. US President Donald Trump has held a remarkable press conference saying he sees no reason why Russian Federation would have interfered in the 2016 election. (more...)
MGM sues Vegas mass shooting victims, argues it isn't liable MGM sues Vegas mass shooting victims, argues it isn't liable
- July 17, 2018

Paddock killed 58 people and injured another 500 when he started shooting from his room at the Mandalay Bay hotel into crowds attending a country music festival on 1 October a year ago. The lawsuit claims sympathy for the victims, saying that "years of drawn out litigation" is not in their best interests. Paddock opened fire from the window of a suite inside the Mandalay Bay Hotel on the Route 91 Harvest music festival, which was taking place opposite, on October 1 previous year. (more...)
Prince Charles and Prince William reportedly refused to meet Trump
- July 17, 2018

According to reports, 69-year-old Prince Charles and 36-year-old Prince William , chose to snub US President Donald Trump when he visited Windsor Castle over the weekend. When Barack and Michelle visited in 2016, they had a private dinner with William, Kate and Harry at Kensington Palace , as well as lunch with the Queen and Prince Philip at Windsor Castle. (more...)
Trump´s trip to the UK has many hallmarks of a state visit
- July 17, 2018

Trump said: 'I did. It's generally quite hard to upstage the queen of England, but President Donald Trump might have managed to do so. Morgan asked if the Queen had discussed Brexit with the President. However Royal author Hugh Vickers told AP that heads of state are not actually expected to curtsy or bow to the monarch . Mary Trump, who immigrated from Scotland in 1930 and became a US citizen in 1942, passed away in 2000. (more...)
China fires back at USA tariffs with WTO complaint China fires back at USA tariffs with WTO complaint
- July 17, 2018

The federal Liberal government introduced reciprocal duties earlier this month on some US imports after the White House slapped Canada and others with tariffs on steel and aluminum. The container ship Maersk Emerald is unloaded at the Port of Oakland Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. U.S. President Donald Trump is offering assurances that the United States will "ultimately" work out a "pretty nasty trade battle" with China. (more...)
Firefighter dies while battling Ferguson Fire in Mariposa County Firefighter dies while battling Ferguson Fire in Mariposa County
- July 17, 2018

Guests were ordered to leave Yosemite Cedar Lodge on Saturday as flames crept up slopes and the air became thick with smoke. The area where firefighters were working is generally inaccessible, with rough and steep terrain. Fire officials say Varney is survived by his wife and two small children. The Ferguson Fire is one of at least 34 large wildfires burning across the American West, where temperatures have reached triple digits in some areas this week. (more...)
US intelligence chief issues new warning on cyberattacks US intelligence chief issues new warning on cyberattacks
- July 17, 2018

Yet he said Russian Federation is the most aggressive foreign subject, as DW.com reports. But Coats also warned against having tunnel vision focused on the elections, noting that foreign actors continually target other aspects of USA critical infrastructure. (more...)
U.S. president arrives in Helsinki to meet Russian leader U.S. president arrives in Helsinki to meet Russian leader
- July 17, 2018

He says this meeting between the two leaders could be the start of something different. The strong words come one day after a controversial summit between Putin and Trump in Finland, where the USA president appeared to blame his own country for poor relations with Moscow and accept the Russian leader's denials of having interfered in the 2016 US presidential election. (more...)
After Trump-Putin summit, lawmakers weigh vote to support intel community After Trump-Putin summit, lawmakers weigh vote to support intel community
- July 17, 2018

The answer might have seemed obvious. Brennan had previously called Mr. Trump's press conference remarks " nothing short of treasonous ". It was perceived as cementing a shift in the global order - one in which an era of American leadership has been replaced by one of American acquiescence. (more...)
Theresa May braced for showdown with Brexit rebels Theresa May braced for showdown with Brexit rebels
- July 17, 2018

Pro-EU Tory Phillip Lee, who quit as a minister over Brexit , condemned any thought of an earlier break as "shameful" at a "crucial time ". One EU official said the extension could be given if member states see United Kingdom negotiators committed to hammering out a deal day and night. (more...)
Trump, Putin meet for private talks in Helsinki Trump, Putin meet for private talks in Helsinki
- July 17, 2018

Other noteworthy moments during the conference included Trump saying that he believes Putin's denial of interference in the US election, despite the recent USA indictments of 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking the Democratic National Committee: " President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today ". (more...)
ICBC behind 'unidentified' provisional US$9 billion order for 80 Airbus A320neo ICBC behind 'unidentified' provisional US$9 billion order for 80 Airbus A320neo
- July 17, 2018

The growth of China's domestic market, and its insatiable demand for aircraft made by both Boeing and Europe's Airbus, underscores Boeing's risks should the escalating trade dispute between Washington and Beijing become a full-blown trade war . (more...)
Chequers deal 'dead in the water' after Theresa May accepts Brexiteers' amendments
- July 17, 2018

Disgruntled Brexiteers need to muster 48 MPs' signatures to secure a vote of no confidence, and 159 Tories' votes to oust Mrs May and trigger a summer-long battle for the leadership, with possible candidates including Mr Johnson, Jeremy Hunt, Sajid Javid and maybe Jacob Rees-Mogg. (more...)
Brexit: Theresa May facing test over European Union customs votes Brexit: Theresa May facing test over European Union customs votes
- July 17, 2018

However, their anger at the PM's acceptance of Brexiteers' demands on the customs bill could see a counter-rebellion. Last week a group of pro-Brexit Conservative MPs, led by Jacob Rees-Mogg, tabled four amendments to the customs bill, in order to unpick the prime minister's Chequers plan. (more...)
"Low expectations" ahead of Helsinki meeting with Putin
- July 17, 2018

Among senior Democrats, concern remains that he may do just that when he meets Putin three days after 12 Russians were indicted over the theft of data from Democratic bodies ahead of the 2016 election. Trump has been drawn to the spectacle of the summit and has expressed an eagerness to recreate in Helsinki the media show of last month's Singapore summit when he met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (more...)
Syrian regime forces close in on area near Israeli-annexed Golan Heights Syrian regime forces close in on area near Israeli-annexed Golan Heights
- July 17, 2018

The Syrians are carrying out the same strategy they used in other parts of the country - force the rebels to negotiate a surrender and allow them and their families to retreat to other rebel-controlled areas. On Monday, Syrian rebels and government forces clashed over a reconnaissance point near the frontier with Israel, with government forces bombing villages and rebel positions around Tel al-Haara, the Observatory said. (more...)
PM hit by fresh resignation in knife-edge Commons Brexit vote PM hit by fresh resignation in knife-edge Commons Brexit vote
- July 17, 2018

Earlier, a ministerial aide also resigned in protest at what he called a "watered-down Brexit ", underlining the pressure on Mrs May from both sides of her party. The prime minister also said that the taxation (cross border trade) bill, which seeks to allow the United Kingdom to implement its own customs regime after Brexit, and a related trade bill on Tuesday , were "an important part of our no-deal preparations" because both were necessary to prepare the United Kingdom for life as an ... (more...)
Stephen Colbert Wants To Know What Putin Has On Trump
- July 17, 2018

They'll conclude the summit by taking questions at a joint news conference. AP reporter Jonathan Lemire courageously asked "does the Russian Government have any compromising material on President Trump or his family?" Think of how extraordinary - how unprecedented - that moment was. (more...)
Girl, 7, killed on interstate after walking away from crash Girl, 7, killed on interstate after walking away from crash
- July 17, 2018

The girls father was arrested as his accident involved alcohol, the state police reported . "She died trying to help her father". The man was knocked unconscious, so the little girl - thinking her father had died - texted 911 asking for help, police said . (more...)
Mother charged after baby dies from drugs transmitted through breast milk Mother charged after baby dies from drugs transmitted through breast milk
- July 17, 2018

In the early morning hours of April 2, Jones told police she was "too tired" to go downstairs and make a bottle of formula for R.J., according to the affidavit . She later said, according to police, that she had made the switch three days before the baby's death because she hadn't been making enough breast milk to satisfy R.J. (more...)
Trump in the UK: What now for the 'special relationship'? Trump in the UK: What now for the 'special relationship'?
- July 17, 2018

US President Donald Trump has gushed about his meeting with the Queen during an exclusive interview with Piers Morgan , saying "that's a attractive woman". She acknowledged that some lawmakers had doubts about her plans to stick to a "common rule book" with the bloc for goods and agricultural products in return for free trade, without tariffs or border customs checks, but insisted she couldn't see a viable alternative. (more...)
Another hot, humid day with afternoon storms possible Another hot, humid day with afternoon storms possible
- July 17, 2018

At first the shower and storm activity will be spotty but then as the cold front approaches late day into the evening they'll become more widespread. Rain chances for Tuesday will remain in the morning to early afternoon hours as the cold front passes through the region in the morning. (more...)
Man kicked out of Trump-Putin news conference
- July 17, 2018

We will always take the word of Putin, a former longtime KGB official whose actions around the world have run counter to American interests, against those of America's key intelligence agencies. Trump also attacked special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, calling it "a disaster for our country". Farnsworth said that America fought the Cold War with Soviet Russia based on the idea that America's positon in the world is "enhanced by the promotion of free societies and democratic ... (more...)

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