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Donald Trump invited to Moscow by Vladimir Putin for Iran talks Donald Trump invited to Moscow by Vladimir Putin for Iran talks
- July 27, 2018

Mr Putin added: "Regarding our meetings, I understand very well what President Trump said". Aide Yuri Ushakov said that while a meeting should take place, " it would be wise to let the dust settle " first. Among the issues Putin said he's eager to talk about are nuclear arms control, conflicts in the Middle East, and the Iran nuclear deal. "I repeat once again, if the right conditions for work are created". (more...)
Laos: Bodies found amid flooding but hundreds remain missing Laos: Bodies found amid flooding but hundreds remain missing
- July 27, 2018

It showed pictures of villagers wading through muddy flood waters carrying their belongings. The authorities in Attapeu province have been using helicopters and boats to try to evacuate stranded villagers. South Korea and Singapore have also offered to help in the rescue effort. "Many of these people have already been relocated or suffered impacts to livelihoods due to the dam construction and are now experiencing further devastating impacts - loss of homes, property and family ... (more...)
Terrorist Kills One Israeli, Injures Two Others in Israeli Community of Adam Terrorist Kills One Israeli, Injures Two Others in Israeli Community of Adam
- July 27, 2018

One of the wounded, a 31-year-old, later died from his injuries after having arrived at hospital in critical condition, the hospital treating him announced. The ceasefire, declared on Saturday by Hamas, appeared to be on the verge of crumbling after Palestinian gunmen injured an Israeli soldier on Wednesday, starting a wave of tit-for-tat retaliations. (more...)
Heat wave in Japan leaves 65 dead, 22,000 hospitalized Heat wave in Japan leaves 65 dead, 22,000 hospitalized
- July 27, 2018

VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports the scorching heat has killed more than 60 people this month. In the city of Kumagaya, temperatures soared to 106 degrees on Monday, the highest temperature ever reported in the country and almost 12 degrees hotter than average July temperatures. (more...)
House Republicans move to impeach deputy attorney general House Republicans move to impeach deputy attorney general
- July 27, 2018

Ryan (R., Wis.) said Thursday. Attorney General Jeff Sessions put a USA attorney, John Lausch, in charge of providing Congress with the documents. Republican leaders, however, have said in recent weeks that they are satisfied with the Justice Department's progress. Democrats called it outrageous. (more...)
Cohen: Trump approved 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russians Cohen: Trump approved 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russians
- July 27, 2018

Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort met with Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya, a gathering arranged by Trump Jr. had accepted the meeting organized by Goldstone, who said the information was coming from the Russian government. Giuliani humiliated himself in trying to attack Cohen, D'Antonio said. (more...)
Hundreds of separated children not reunited by court-ordered deadline Hundreds of separated children not reunited by court-ordered deadline
- July 27, 2018

The Trump administration said Thursday that more than 700 children separated from their parents at the U.S. -Mexico border remained apart, hours before a court-imposed deadline to reunify them. "There's this caution, this lack of certitude, and part of it is not understanding what happened", said Ruben Garcia, director of the Annunciation House, an immigrant-assistance center in El Paso that has received about 25 families each day this week. (more...)
Georgia Officers Investigated for Pinning Down 10-Year-Old Black Child Georgia Officers Investigated for Pinning Down 10-Year-Old Black Child
- July 27, 2018

According to WSB-TV, family members initially reported that the boy is 7 years old, but later said that he was 9 years old. Harrowing footage of a United States police officer slamming a nine-year-old boy to the ground has surfaced online. (more...)
Some people reckon this Some people reckon this "zebra" is actually a donkey
- July 27, 2018

Facebook/Mahmoud Sarhan Observers have noticed that this animal's snout is gray, rather than black, and its ears seem larger than a typical zebra's ears. "It is only a normal donkey, which was painted in a hurry and had paint on his face [that] could not deceive anyone", the report, which we used Google Translate to interpret, said. (more...)
Russia sanctions push slows in Congress before recess Russia sanctions push slows in Congress before recess
- July 27, 2018

He also cautions against Putin's ulterior motives in maintaining a relationship with the U.S. He believes that Russian intelligence has learned from the DNC hacks and may interfere with U.S. "The speaker and I have made it clear that Putin will not be welcome up here at the Capitol". In 2016, he repeatedly claimed the election was "rigged". (more...)
Ryan: Putin will not be invited to address Congress Ryan: Putin will not be invited to address Congress
- July 26, 2018

Trump said in a Twitter post on Tuesday that "Tariffs are the greatest!" because they force countries to negotiate fair trade deals or pay. The comments by House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan reflect the continuing unease among USA lawmakers even within Trump's own party about the president's outreach to Putin in the wake of the July 16 summit between the two leaders in Helsinki . (more...)
Rate decision a test for Turkey’s central bank Rate decision a test for Turkey’s central bank
- July 26, 2018

Since his appointment, Albayrak has sought to reassure markets and present himself as trustworthy on the economy, insisting the central bank's independent status would not be "a subject of speculation". Turkey was also infuriated by the sentencing of a former Turkish state bank executive last month in NY to 32 months in prison for taking part in an Iran sanctions-busting scheme, a case Ankara has branded a political attack. (more...)
Woman Refuses To Sit Down On Flight So Man Won't Be Deported Woman Refuses To Sit Down On Flight So Man Won't Be Deported
- July 26, 2018

Apparently, planes can not take off unless all air passengers have taken their seats and put their safety belts on; so as a means to interrupt the Afghan man's deportation, Elin Ersson refused to sit down. "Yeah, I'm trying to change my country's rules, I don't like them", she says back. People behind her can be heard saying, "We wanna go, sit down!" but Ersson refused. (more...)
TERROR IN TORONTO? Gunman Expressed 'SUPPORT' for ISIS Website Ahead of Attack TERROR IN TORONTO? Gunman Expressed 'SUPPORT' for ISIS Website Ahead of Attack
- July 26, 2018

The other life claimed in the tragic incident was that of Reese Fallon, an 18-year-old who recently graduated from high school. Police believe that Hussain's older brother, Fahad Hussain, who has been in a coma since last summer following a drug overdose, may have been the source of the gun. (more...)
Trump's next proposed summit with Putin delayed Trump's next proposed summit with Putin delayed
- July 26, 2018

Mr. Pompeo was on clean-up duty following Mr. Trump's poorly-reviewed summit with Mr. Putin last week in Helsinki, in which the president at times seemed to be challenging his own intelligence services' evaluation of Russian meddling in the USA political system. (more...)
Turkey places jailed United States cleric under house arrest Turkey places jailed United States cleric under house arrest
- July 26, 2018

Andrew Brunson, who was arrested in 2016 amid a nationwide crackdown in Turkey following a failed military coup , will be transferred later Wednesday from jail to his house in the southwest city of Izmir, according to his lawyer, Ismail Cem Halavurt. (more...)
Gunman in Toronto rampage named Gunman in Toronto rampage named
- July 26, 2018

Bailey said the shooting "is still very fresh for all of us", but the annual festival that brings throngs of celebrities and film lovers to the city is determined to go on. He recalled, however, that Hussain prided himself on working to support his relatives. "It's they, the federal government, who has to consider it, together with what I proposed yesterday, which was the toughening of existing laws on things like gun trafficking, and making it a little more hard for people who have had ... (more...)
India arrests mother over baby in plane toilet India arrests mother over baby in plane toilet
- July 26, 2018

According to the airliner the stillborn was found unattended and lifeless in the lavatory. AirAsia India, a low-priced carrier, is a joint venture between Malaysia's AirAsia Berhad and Indian conglomerate Tata Sons. During journey in the flight she delivered a pre-mature dead foetus. A dead baby has reportedly been found in a toilet on board a plane after its mother gave birth during a flight. (more...)
North Korea Continues to Produce Fissile Material for Nukes: Pompeo North Korea Continues to Produce Fissile Material for Nukes: Pompeo
- July 26, 2018

The website also urged the U.S. to do its best in enforcing what was agreed upon during the summit with North Korea last month, saying that formally ending the war can be its first step. "I can't answer that" in public, Pompeo said, but he agreed with Markey that North Korea's human rights abuses also continued unchecked. Kim committed in a broad summit statement to work toward denuclearization but Pyongyang has offered no details as to how it might go about this. (more...)
32 killed as Pakistan votes to elect new government 32 killed as Pakistan votes to elect new government
- July 26, 2018

Election Commission of Pakistan or ECP Secretary Babar Yaqoob said told reporters early on Thursday counting had been delayed by technical failures in an electronic reporting system and the tallying was now being conducted manually. Khan is also likely to be met with trepidation in neighbouring Afghanistan, where he has been vocal in his opposition to the US-led invasion that followed the September 11 attacks on the United States. (more...)
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Bulldozes Another Narrative About Russia Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Bulldozes Another Narrative About Russia
- July 26, 2018

Udall, a Democrat and brother of former Colorado Sen. Trump said last week there was "no rush" and "no time limit" on the denuclearization negotiations, but Pompeo has given varying statements about how patient Washington might be. leader had appeared to waver. The US leader himself, under fire over plans to invite Putin to the White House in the fall, opted to delay until 2019 - pushing the talks back until Robert Mueller has completed his probe into Moscow's election ... (more...)
Imran Khan to meet party leaders as PTI inches closer to power
- July 26, 2018

Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Thursday inched closer to becoming the single largest party in the country's general elections by leading on 119 seats in an early count of votes, amid charges of rigging by rival political parties. (more...)
Convicted Sex Offender Brock Turner's Lawyer Says He Committed Convicted Sex Offender Brock Turner's Lawyer Says He Committed "Outercourse"
- July 26, 2018

He argued that Turner's conviction should be tossed out in part because Turner kept his clothes on, CBS San Francisco reports . Former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner's lawyer will argue Tuesday, July 24, 2018, that his client didn't get a fair trial during arguments in a California appeals court. (more...)
Suspected self-immolation near US Embassy in Beijing, according to Chinese state media Suspected self-immolation near US Embassy in Beijing, according to Chinese state media
- July 26, 2018

Photos posted on Twitter showed a large amount of smoke and police vehicles surrounding the vast structure in northeastern Beijing . An explosion happened outside the U.S. Another person said a woman was taken away by police after spraying gasoline on herself outside the US Embassy at around 11 a.m., according to The Global Times . (more...)
Trump says he hopes to strike trade deal with Europe Trump says he hopes to strike trade deal with Europe
- July 26, 2018

We were being nice - until now! Juncker said the two sides also agreed to work together to reform the World Trade Organization , which Trump has vehemently criticized as being unfair to the U.S. A quarter said the tariffs will protect American jobs and help the economy. "We want to further strengthen this trade relationship to the benefit of all American and European citizens", Trump said in a statement delivered from the White House Rose Garden. (more...)
Islamic State ambush leaves more than 200 dead in southern Syria Islamic State ambush leaves more than 200 dead in southern Syria
- July 26, 2018

Abandoned shoes lay in the middle of the road among fruit that had spilt out of cartons. He said it was also one of the most deadly in the whole country. The Damascus regime has long accused Israel of backing IS and other anti-government factions. Sweida province has largely been spared most of the violence that Syrian cities have witnessed in the years since the conflict started in 2011. (more...)
Republicans move to impeach deputy attorney general Republicans move to impeach deputy attorney general
- July 26, 2018

Congressmen Jim Jordan of OH and Mark Meadows of North Carolina were joined by nine other members of their caucus on Wednesday following a meeting with Justice Department officials. Today, Thursday, the two introduced articles of impeachment . Articles of impeachment have been filed against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . (more...)
Donald Trump's Secret Call with Michael Cohen About Karen McDougal Released Donald Trump's Secret Call with Michael Cohen About Karen McDougal Released
- July 26, 2018

They never published the story. A spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan, which is investigating Cohen, declined to comment. Cohen released the tape of himself seeming to talk with then-candidate Trump about payments to a former Playboy model who alleges she had an affair with Trump while he was married to his current wife, first lady Melania Trump. (more...)
Cohen secretly recorded conversation with CNN anchor Cohen secretly recorded conversation with CNN anchor
- July 26, 2018

Cohen tells Trump that The New York Times wants to unseal documents on his divorce from Ivana Trump ahead of the election (an effort that was ultimately unsuccessful, as Cohen predicts). "The president does bring up cash, but he said, 'Don't pay with cash'". "We'll have to pay", Cohen responded. The audio abruptly ends after almost three minutes. (more...)
American Institute in Taiwan opposes airline name changes American Institute in Taiwan opposes airline name changes
- July 26, 2018

The authority said Taiwan should not be placed on an equal footing with China and that airlines must call it "China Taiwan" or the "China Taiwan region". China can also prevent Chinese booking agencies from booking flights on airlines that don't comply and can limit how many tourists can travel to the US from China, a move that has been implemented on South Korea and Taiwan in the past. (more...)

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