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Zanu-PF wins majority in Zimbabwe parliament elections, officials say Zanu-PF wins majority in Zimbabwe parliament elections, officials say
- August 02, 2018

Subscribe to the Standard Group SMS service by texting "NEWS" to 22840. They noted several problems, including media bias, voter intimidation and lack of public trust in the electoral commission. "We won the popular vote & will defend it!" Southern African Development Community observer mission head and Angolan minister of external relations, Manuel Domingos Augusto, said a SADC elections advisory council was deployed to Zimbabwe as early as March this year. (more...)
Manafort is first ex-Trump aide on trial in Russian Federation probe Manafort is first ex-Trump aide on trial in Russian Federation probe
- August 01, 2018

So far, Manafort is the lone person to stand trial as a result of the ongoing probe, even though the charges of bank fraud and tax evasion are unrelated to possible collusion. Trump speaks at an event in Tampa, Fla on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. Mikuska said agents arrived at around 6 a.m. and knocked three times before entering the condominium with a key. (more...)
Tommy Robinson freed on bail after winning contempt of court challenge
- August 01, 2018

Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett, along with two other judges, quashed a finding of contempt, ordering a fresh hearing of the allegation. We are satisfied that the finding of contempt made in Leeds following a fundamentally flawed process, in what we recognise were hard and unusual circumstances, can not stand. (more...)
Trump rallies Florida supporters for Ron DeSantis as governor
- August 01, 2018

A large number of conspiracy theorists pushing the so-called "QAnon" theory made a hard-to-miss appearance at President Donald Trump's rally for Republican lawmaker and gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis in Tampa, Florida , as countless crazed activists wore "Q" themed gear and flashed signs pushing the baseless idea tonight. (more...)
Pilots last few radios to control before plane crashes in Greenville Pilots last few radios to control before plane crashes in Greenville
- August 01, 2018

The plane, which was a small twin-engine Aerostar , was on route from Pembroke, Ontario to Charlottetown, PEI on Monday morning when the crash occurred. The Aerostar plane could seat up to six people but according to the FAA, the plane was only carrying the three people, including the pilot, who was killed at the time of the crash. (more...)
Trump calls on Sessions to end Mueller's Russian Federation probe
- August 01, 2018

Taking to Twitter to complain about the federal Russian Federation investigation, which focuses on the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump said Sessions "should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further". (more...)
Cambodians Start Voting in Poll Decried as Sham Without Opposition Cambodians Start Voting in Poll Decried as Sham Without Opposition
- August 01, 2018

Analysts say that while the United Nations brought democracy in the early 1990s to Cambodia after years of civil war, following the latest election Cambodia has effectively become a one-party state with Hun Sen's Cambodian People's Party (CPP) taking full control of the state after years of inching toward that goal, now with the strong support of China. (more...)
Thieves steal Swedish royal jewels, escape by speedboat Thieves steal Swedish royal jewels, escape by speedboat
- August 01, 2018

While some funeral regalia are kept in the cathedrals of Strangnas, Uppsala and Vasteras, Sweden's crown jewels are in vaults of the treasury under the Royal Castle in Stockholm . He told the Swedish television channel, SVT: "I have talked to a person at the county administrative board that says that it is not possible to put an economic value on this, these are invaluable objects of national interest ". (more...)
Zimbabwe's ruling party wins majority seats in parliament - poll body Zimbabwe's ruling party wins majority seats in parliament - poll body
- August 01, 2018

Support for Zanu-PF historically has been deepest in rural areas, particularly the party's Mashonaland heartland, where more than two-thirds of Zimbabwe's 17 million people live. MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa's statement is unfortunate, an Expert has said. The European Union, which has been monitoring the elections for the first time since 2002, will issue its verdict later on Wednesday. (more...)
Mamta Warns Of Bloodbath & Civil War Mamta Warns Of Bloodbath & Civil War
- August 01, 2018

This came a day after she addressed a press conference in Kolkata, where she accused the BJP of resorting to "votebank politics". "It is not only the Bengalis - it is the minorities, it is Hindus, it is Bengalis, it is Biharis ... On Tuesday, she met NCP leader Sharad Pawar and his daughter Supriya Sule along with Yashwant Sinha, Shatrughan Sinha and Ram Jethmalani. However, Mamata's words now are in stark contrast to the sentiments she had expressed 13 years ago, when she was in the ... (more...)
Paul Manafort trial is first court test for special counsel Robert Mueller Paul Manafort trial is first court test for special counsel Robert Mueller
- August 01, 2018

Uzo Asonye, one of the prosecutors in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe, made the comment as part of the prosecution's opening statement as the trial of Manafort got underway in a Virginia federal court. "This is the way that they required it to be done", Zehnle said, arguing why oligarchs paid Manafort through secret foreign accounts. Prosecutors have said they don't plan during Manafort's fraud trial to offer evidence related to the Russian Federation case, or ... (more...)
Judge Halts Downloads of 3D-Printed Gun Designs Judge Halts Downloads of 3D-Printed Gun Designs
- August 01, 2018

Mr. Grewal's office also filed its lawsuit Monday in Superior Court in Essex County in a bid to block Defense Distributed from posting the plans online, arguing that the company is running afoul of New Jersey state public nuisance law. "The judge's rule is clear", Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said at a news conference. The company's website says it will relaunch today after the settlement with the State Department. (more...)
'Impossible to sell' crown jewels stolen in Hollywood-style heist 'Impossible to sell' crown jewels stolen in Hollywood-style heist
- August 01, 2018

Tom Rowell, a visitor who was eating lunch outside, said he saw two men running from the cathedral toward a small nearby jetty where a motorboat was moored. The thieves, who have not been identified, and the jewels are being sought internationally via Interpol, Swedish police spokesman Stefan Dangardt said, noting the objects were a "national treasure" and would likely be "very hard to sell". (more...)
US detects new activity at North Korean missile factory
- August 01, 2018

The Pentagon estimates that of the approximately 7,700 U.S. MIAs from the Korean War , about 5,300 are unaccounted for on North Korean soil. The commander of US Forces Korea, General Vincent Brooks, said at the recent Aspen Security Forum that North Korea's "production capability is still intact". (more...)
Motorist Sacked For Deliberately Driving Into Puddles To Splash Pedestrians Motorist Sacked For Deliberately Driving Into Puddles To Splash Pedestrians
- August 01, 2018

The driver was caught on the dashcam of a auto in front as they veered across the roads to drive through the puddles. The unnamed driver was captured on the dashcam of a vehicle in front veering across a main road and drenching three separate people in the Canadian capital, Ottawa. (more...)
Complete Draft NRC released in Assam Complete Draft NRC released in Assam
- August 01, 2018

What about BJP MLA Ramakanta Deuri? A new draft register of citizens includes only those able to prove they were in Assam before 1971, when millions fled Bangladesh's war of independence into the state, and their descendants. Opposition parties, including the Congress and the Trinamool Congress, have targeted at the Centre over the issue, claiming that it will have serious ramifications. (more...)
US Intelligence: North Korea Is Continuing to Produce ICBMs
- August 01, 2018

It also comes despite U.S. President Donald Trump's claim on Twitter, shortly after his landmark summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, that Pyongyang was "no longer a Nuclear Threat". Some of them, including Australia, Belgium, France and the Philippines, have yet to recover some of their war dead from North Korea. Upon landing back in the US, Trump Tweeted "There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea". (more...)
Facebook deletes more ‘inauthentic’ accounts - but stops short of blaming Russian Federation Facebook deletes more ‘inauthentic’ accounts - but stops short of blaming Russian Federation
- August 01, 2018

And now that they're - that they're talking to people, they're having to actually contact people and say, hey, that rally that you signed up for, it was actually a fake account. But there were also connections between some of the accounts and others tied to the notorious Russian troll farm that were taken down by Facebook already. (more...)
After shooting home intruder, Vietnam vet killed by responding officer After shooting home intruder, Vietnam vet killed by responding officer
- August 01, 2018

One officer fired his weapon, hitting him. "This is a very heartbreaking and tragic situation for everyone involved", the statement says. That man, identified as the resident of the home, later died from his injuries at the hospital. Authorities have yet to release the names of the men, pending next of kin notifications, Metz said Monday, adding the involved officer was reassigned to other duties with pay. (more...)
Plane with 97 passengers on board crashes in Mexico Plane with 97 passengers on board crashes in Mexico
- August 01, 2018

José R. Aispuro said. There have been no reported deaths following the crash, according to Aeromexico and the Durango governor. Aeromexico said Tuesday it is aware of an accident involving one of its planes in Durango, Mexico, according to the airline's Twitter feed . (more...)
Trump praises Florida Gov. Scott ahead of rally for gubernatorial candidate Trump praises Florida Gov. Scott ahead of rally for gubernatorial candidate
- August 01, 2018

US president Donald Trump has falsely claimed you need to show photo identification to buy groceries in his country. The QAnon conspiracy theory alleges that there is a global, multi-pronged Illuminati-esque force conspiring against the president and all things good and decent in the world, and Trump is standing steadfast against that force and working behind the scenes to take them down. (more...)
Facebook Finds More Accounts Attempting To Influence 2018 Elections Facebook Finds More Accounts Attempting To Influence 2018 Elections
- August 01, 2018

Facebook has identified and shut down more than two dozen accounts that it claimed were created to exacerbate political tensions in the United States, the company said in a blog post on Tuesday. Gleicher said " inauthentic " administrators for the " Resisters " page went as far as to coordinate with administrators for five other apparently real pages to co-host the event, publicizing details about transportation and other logistics. (more...)
3D printable gun plans legal to post starting in August 3D printable gun plans legal to post starting in August
- August 01, 2018

The Trump administration reversed course, agreeing to allow Defense Distributed to publish the tutorials online. "Although the Secretary of State and Attorney General abruptly switched positions - with no good reason - the threat remains". (more...)
Iran policy unaffected by Trump’s negotiation offer to Tehran Iran policy unaffected by Trump’s negotiation offer to Tehran
- August 01, 2018

President Donald Trump said Monday he'd welcome a meeting with the leaders of longtime U.S. enemy Iran without any preconditions - minutes after vowing that he would never allow the Islamic theocracy to develop nuclear weapons. Bahram Ghasemi, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman, said Monday there was no possibility of dialogue, and that the USA had shown itself to be "totally unreliable". (more...)
Aeromexico plane crashes just after takeoff in northern Mexico Aeromexico plane crashes just after takeoff in northern Mexico
- August 01, 2018

Lines of ambulances were waiting at the accident site. Firefighters have been working at the scene, a field near the airport, following the dramatic incident. The accident involved Aeromexico Flight AM2431, which had taken off a few minutes earlier for a flight to Mexico City . Aispuro Torres said there were no deaths. (more...)
Woman Hit In Face After Calling Out Harasser In Shocking Video Woman Hit In Face After Calling Out Harasser In Shocking Video
- August 01, 2018

The man started wolf-whistling and making provocative comments at Ms Laguerre as she passed by. CCTV footage from a nearby café captured the exchange between Ms Laguerre and her attacker. They are searching for the man who slapped her but have not yet found him. "I felt hatred, I refused to be demeaned, it was humiliating", she said . (more...)
Trump and Conte cement populist front
- August 01, 2018

And on Iran, Mr. Trump said that he would be willing to meet with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani in light of other "great" meetings with known adversaries including Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Trump touted the concept of "speaking to other people, especially when you're talking about potentials of war and death and starvation and lots of other things - you meet, there's nothing wrong with meeting". (more...)
John Kelly Currently Has Less Influence on Trump Than Fox & Friends Does John Kelly Currently Has Less Influence on Trump Than Fox & Friends Does
- August 01, 2018

But for this president, keeping Kelly around offers the best of both worlds: somebody to blame when things go awry but nobody fettering his freedom of action. Kelly stumbled when he issued a strong defense of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter after DailyMail.com reported that two ex-wives had accused him of abuse. (more...)
Facebook says it uncovers new meddling before 2018 U.S
- August 01, 2018

The company said it was still in the early stages of its investigation and did not yet know who may be behind the influence campaign for 2018 elections that will determine whether or not the Republican Party keeps control of Congress. What is the company doing about it? In the run-up to the 2016 election, Russian operatives used hundreds of accounts to spread false and divisive messages on issues including gun control and immigration. (more...)
Manafort trial to shed light on Mueller probe evidence Manafort trial to shed light on Mueller probe evidence
- July 31, 2018

Manafort could give you that would reflect on Mr. Trump or lead to his prosecution or impeachment". At the same time, Mueller's team continues to press the president's legal team for an interview with the commander in chief. Gates, former national security adviser Michael Flynn and George Papadopoulos, a foreign policy adviser on the campaign, all have pleaded guilty. Rick Gates, Manafort's former right-hand man, is co-operating with the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 ... (more...)

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