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Putin still hasn't accepted Trump's invitation to Washington Putin still hasn't accepted Trump's invitation to Washington
- July 25, 2018

They strongly rebuked Trump's comments during a joint press conference in Helsinki when he stood beside Putin and denied USA intelligence findings that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election. During last week's summit, Putin denied the accusations that Trump meddled in the election but he acknowledged that he preferred Trump over Clinton in the contest. (more...)
Faisal Hussain: What we know about the Toronto gunman Faisal Hussain: What we know about the Toronto gunman
- July 25, 2018

The Special Investigations Unit said Hussain is a 29-year-old from Toronto . Our son had severe mental health challenges, struggling with psychosis and depression his entire life . "Certainly when we put it in context, we can appreciate the accumulation of events, increased shooting that we hear about or the city being on high alert ... (more...)
Goodlatte, Nunes Call for Carter Page FISA Applications To Be Unredacted Goodlatte, Nunes Call for Carter Page FISA Applications To Be Unredacted
- July 25, 2018

In his first public response to the documents' release , Page said on Sunday that law enforcement officials had fabricated information to strengthen their bid to monitor his communications. Trump's tweets landed as he continues to try to reassure the country that he accepts that longtime foe Russia interfered in the 2016 election, despite his public undermining of US intelligence agencies in Helsinki while standing alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin. (more...)
Residents flee as two major forest fires rage near Athens Residents flee as two major forest fires rage near Athens
- July 25, 2018

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has declared three days of national mourning for the dozens of people killed. "What concerns us is that there are fires occurring simultaneously". One of the missing included a woman with multiple sclerosis, dragged out of her wheelchair by her frantic husband as the flames closed in, but lost in the ensuing chaos. (more...)
79 injured in earthquake in southern Iran 79 injured in earthquake in southern Iran
- July 25, 2018

According to Kermanshah governor general Houshang Bazvand the quakes have caused damage to about 1,000 houses in the area, IRNA reported. Director General of Crisis Management Department of Kermanshah province, Reza Mahmoudian, said 21 people are hospitalised in the city of Kermanshah. (more...)
French investigators raid home of Macron's ex-bodyguard French investigators raid home of Macron's ex-bodyguard
- July 25, 2018

Macron, who assumed office past year, came under fire after French newspaper Le Monde revealed that his office had learned of the incident three months ago but failed to inform authorities. A day later he was forced to cancel his wedding in Paris as he was being interrogated by... Benalla was sacked by the presidential palace on Friday and his house was raided by investigators on Saturday. (more...)
Ivanka Trump Is Shutting Down Her Clothing Brand - Lauretta Brown Ivanka Trump Is Shutting Down Her Clothing Brand - Lauretta Brown
- July 24, 2018

The US president's daughter and White House senior adviser said her "focus for the foreseeable future will be the work I am doing here in Washington" and called the company's closure "the only fair outcome for my team and partners". Abigail Klem , president of the Ivanka Trump brand, said it had been a "very hard decision for Ivanka and I am very grateful for the opportunity to have led such a talented and committed team". (more...)
Florida governor candidate DeSantis mocks 'this girl' Ocasio-Cortez Florida governor candidate DeSantis mocks 'this girl' Ocasio-Cortez
- July 24, 2018

Joe Crowley (D., N.Y.) in New York's 14th district, has become an in-demand campaigner for progressives across the United States. DeSantis , who is running for Florida governor, made the remarks at an event over the weekend. "But I'm sure these new FL voters appreciate your comments ", she said. "Socialism doesn't work, Israel isn't occupying "Palestine", borders matter and the unemployment rate is down because of good policies, not because people are "working two jobs". (more...)
Russian hackers penetrated networks of U.S. electric utilities: Wall Street Journal report Russian hackers penetrated networks of U.S. electric utilities: Wall Street Journal report
- July 24, 2018

Hackers compromised USA power utility companies' corporate networks with conventional approaches, such as spear-phishing emails and watering-hole attacks, which target a specific group of users by infecting websites they're known to visit, the newspaper reported. (more...)
Ivanka Trump's fashion company is shutting down Ivanka Trump's fashion company is shutting down
- July 24, 2018

Ivanka Trump's clothing company is shutting down and all its employees are being laid off, according to news reports . "After 17 months in Washington, I do not know when or if I will ever return to the business, but I do know that my focus for the foreseeable future will be the work I am doing here in Washington", Ivanka Trump told the Journal . (more...)
Suspect Arrested In Young Woman's Horrific Stabbing Death On Oakland Transit Suspect Arrested In Young Woman's Horrific Stabbing Death On Oakland Transit
- July 24, 2018

According to a BART source, authorities received an anonymous citizen call saying the suspect was on an Antioch-bound train in the East Bay. That train was stopped at the Pleasant Hill station in Walnut Park, northeast of Oakland. Oakland's mayor offered condolences to Nia and Latifa's parents. Police sought the public's help in finding Cowell on Monday, by releasing photos and giving a description. (more...)
Israel evacuates Syrian White Helmets Israel evacuates Syrian White Helmets
- July 24, 2018

The evacuees were transferred to Jordan and, according to Jordanian sources, "Britain, Germany and Canada made a legally binding undertaking to resettle them within a specified period of time" as a result of the severity of their case. Netanyahu said Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and others had spoken to him recently asking for help in extracting the White Helmets. (more...)
Authorities release sketch of man suspected of killing Houston cardiologist Authorities release sketch of man suspected of killing Houston cardiologist
- July 24, 2018

Former President George HW Bush, right, listens to cardiologist Mark Hausknecht talk about Bush's heart condition, during a news conference at Methodist Hospital, Feb. Throughout Monday, authorities began showing surveillance images of Dr. Mark Hausknecht and the suspect in his murder. HPD released a composite sketch of the man they believe to be the shooter on Saturday. (more...)
Lethal blast at Kabul airport Lethal blast at Kabul airport
- July 24, 2018

Neither Rostum nor his entourage were harmed. Dostum had since been living in exile in Turkey. He said Saturday that the charges against Dostum would be dealt with through independent legal means. Thousands of Dostum's supporters have taken to the streets in recent weeks, shuttering election and government offices and blocking sections of highways to demand the release of a pro-government militia leader and to call for Dostum's return. (more...)
Israeli military shoots down Syrian fighter jet Israeli military shoots down Syrian fighter jet
- July 24, 2018

In the second, in 2014, the air force shot down a Sukhoi jet with a US -supplied Patriot missile about a half-mile into Israeli airspace. The IDF monitored the fighter jet, which was then intercepted by the Patriot missiles, also noted spokesman. (more...)
Andrzej Bargiel Scores First Ski Descent of K2 Andrzej Bargiel Scores First Ski Descent of K2
- July 24, 2018

Bargiel descended via a combination of the normal route (Abruzzi), the Basque route to camp 3, then traversed via Messner's variant to the Polish route and skied down to base camp - all without removing his skis. Andrzej's descent line very roughly marked in yellow, by UKC. Andrzej Bargiel hiking with his skis. From there, Bargiel and his team-brother Bartłomiej, Janusz Gołąb, Piotr Pawlus, Marek Ogień and a group of experienced Sherpas-gathered themselves to support his climb to the third ... (more...)
Trump reacts to Cohen tape: Trump reacts to Cohen tape: "Your favorite president did nothing wrong!"
- July 24, 2018

The special master had designated the recording as privileged, according to two sources familiar with the process, but Trump's lawyers subsequently waived their right to maintain that designation. While the American Bar Association said in 2001 it was not necessarily unethical for a lawyer to secretly record conversations with a client, Fordham University School of Law Professor Bruce Green said NY disciplinary authorities could take a more restrictive view of such recording unless ... (more...)
McCarthy: FISA Warrant Application Against Page 'Appalling' McCarthy: FISA Warrant Application Against Page 'Appalling'
- July 24, 2018

In February of this year, Nunes, who is the House Intelligence Committee Chairman, released a memo that made those arguments about the FISA applications. The Steele dossier did not trigger Mueller's investigation. President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump warns Iran's Rouhani: Threaten us "and you will suffer" Pompeo: Iran's leaders resemble the mafia NYT's Haberman: Trump "often tells the truth" MORE early Monday blasted the "Fake Dirty Dossier" used in part to obtain surveillance ... (more...)
Israel Downs Syrian Warplane near Golan Heights
- July 24, 2018

Syrian forces have been battling rebels and Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ( ISIS ) militants at the frontier with Israel in recent weeks. Israeli forces shot down a Syrian warplane Tuesday after the fighter jet infiltrated Israeli airspace while conducting a mission near the Golan Heights, reports Fox News . (more...)
Trump looking into revoking security clearances for Brennan, other top Obama officials Trump looking into revoking security clearances for Brennan, other top Obama officials
- July 24, 2018

President Donald Trump is considering stripping the security clearances for some members of previous administrations who continue to get top secret info. "I also am beginning to wonder about his motivation for it-maybe he is looking for a way out". Security clearances are good for 5 years. The president doesn't like that they are "politicizing" the agencies. (more...)
Law keeping United Kingdom under European Union jurisdiction will continue to apply after Brexit Law keeping United Kingdom under European Union jurisdiction will continue to apply after Brexit
- July 24, 2018

The Amazon UK chief told Raab and other representatives of Britain's largest businesses that this was a worst-case scenario and formed part of his company's contingency planning. After Parliament rises for the summer recess on Tuesday, Downing Street said the United Kingdom negotiating team would be travelling to Brussels while the foreign secretary, chancellor, home secretary, business secretary and the minister for the Cabinet Office will meet counterparts across Europe . (more...)
Iran plans to respond in kind if US blocks oil exports Iran plans to respond in kind if US blocks oil exports
- July 24, 2018

The all-caps shot across Iran's bow appeared to be prompted by a speech by Rouhani, who told diplomats Sunday in Tehran that Americans "must understand that war with Iran is the mother of all wars and peace with Iran is the mother of all peace", state television reported . (more...)
People in Berkshire urged to stay out of the sun this week People in Berkshire urged to stay out of the sun this week
- July 24, 2018

The Met Office has recently issued a level 3, or amber, heatwave warning in certain parts of England as temperatures this week are set to reach scorching. The last time the mercury exceeded this was when it hit 34.5C at Heathrow on 21 June past year. Almost all parts of the United Kingdom are seeing above average temperatures, but it will be hot or very hot towards the east or south east. (more...)
Israel 'shoots down' Syrian fighter jet over Golan Heights
- July 24, 2018

Unconfirmed reports say that a pilot was killed. It was the first time Israel shot down a Syrian jet in four years. "Since morning hours, there has been an increase in the internal fighting in Syria, including an increase in the activity of the Syrian Air Force", the Israeli army further asserted. (more...)
Statement from family of Toronto gunman Statement from family of Toronto gunman
- July 24, 2018

An 18-year-old woman who was aspiring to be a nurse and a 10-year-old girl have been identified as the two people killed in the incident. The condition of the other victims is not known yet, a police spokesman said. The SIU then said that the suspect fled the area and was located, deceased, on Danforth Avenue. Tory believes Sunday night's shooting is "evidence of a gun problem" in Toronto . (more...)
Hundreds missing in Laos after hydroelectric dam collapses Hundreds missing in Laos after hydroelectric dam collapses
- July 24, 2018

USA non-governmental organization International Rivers said the break was caused by ongoing heavy monsoon conditions and heavy rain in Laos. Officials were using boats to evacuate people from the San Sai district of Attapeu province as water levels rise, ABC Laos news reported . (more...)
President Trump Is Considering Revoking Security Clearances of His Critics President Trump Is Considering Revoking Security Clearances of His Critics
- July 24, 2018

Former National Security Agency director Michael Hayden , former White House national security adviser Susan Rice and former Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director Andrew McCabe are the others Ms Sanders said could lose their clearances - but a spokeswoman for Mr McCabe has said he had already lost his. (more...)
U.K. Will Not Block Death Penalty For IS Fighters U.K. Will Not Block Death Penalty For IS Fighters
- July 24, 2018

In a letter leaked to the Telegraph , Sajid Javid said he would seek no assurances about the sentences. "It's got a lot: the Metropolitan Police has spent four years gathering intelligence on them", he said. "I think that will just make them martyrs in their twisted ideology", she said. "This is a deeply worrying development", he said. "I would like them held accountable by being sent to prison for the rest of their lives", Diane Foley told the BBC. (more...)
Seoul needs sanctions exemption, official says-INSIDE Korea JoongAng Daily Seoul needs sanctions exemption, official says-INSIDE Korea JoongAng Daily
- July 24, 2018

Soon after the June summit, Trump announced North Korea had returned the remains of 200 soldiers that had already been found. The July 20 images showed work at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station to dismantle a building used to assemble space-launch vehicles and a nearby rocket engine test stand used to develop liquid-fuel engines for ballistic missiles and space-launch vehicles, the 38 North think tank said . (more...)
Israel shoots down Syrian jet 'infiltrating Israeli airspace'
- July 24, 2018

Israel Tuesday shot down a Syrian fighter jet which it claimed had breached its airspace, reported AP. The IDF monitored the fighter jet, which was then intercepted by the Patriot missiles. Witnesses said the Israeli army launched two interceptor missiles, followed by explosions. Syrian forces have been battling rebels and Islamic State militants at the frontier with Israel in recent weeks. (more...)

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