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Omarosa releases taped conversation with President Trump Omarosa releases taped conversation with President Trump
- August 13, 2018

Manigault Newman told host Chuck Todd on NBC's "Meet the Press" that she was taken into the Situation Room, threatened and told her tenure was ending. It's easy enough for the White House to dismiss Omarosa's claims as an attempt to sell copies of her book, which is exactly what they have done. He can be heard in another clip suggesting a smooth exit would help her reputation, a remark that Manigault Newman told NBC she took as a threat. (more...)
'Suicidal' mechanic steals plane from Seattle airport 'Suicidal' mechanic steals plane from Seattle airport
- August 13, 2018

It added Russell was a "faithful husband, a loving son and a good friend". Authorities said a 29-year-old Horizon Airlines employee stole an empty passenger plane and crashed it on an island in south Puget Sound on Friday, Aug. The black box recovered from a stolen Seattle plane could help United States investigators piece together how a troubled airport worker was able to take off and do acrobatic tricks without a pilot's licence. (more...)
Baltimore cop quits after video surfaces of him beating down suspect Baltimore cop quits after video surfaces of him beating down suspect
- August 13, 2018

Baltimore Police are investigating one of their own after a viral video showed an officer punching a man repeatedly, on Saturday. He punches the man's head multiple times as he lays on the steps, eventually holding him down to the ground. Shantel Allen, McGrier's sister, said the level of force used by the officer was unneccessary. Vanessa Herring , a reporter for Baltimore NBC-affiliate WBAL, tweeted a video sent to her by a friend of McGrier's showing the June 26 incident. (more...)
Get Paid To Live On A Greek Island And Play With Cats Get Paid To Live On A Greek Island And Play With Cats
- August 13, 2018

This will amount to about four hours of work daily, she wrote. "As part of the job you'll have a fully paid (incl. water & electricity) semi-detached modern tiny house with it's own garden (direct view to the Aegean Sea!) plus a salary". They found kittens thrown away in garbage cans, bony cats relying on scraps, and injured cats that needed care. Now, their little island sanctuary is home to around 55 cats, but the number can go up to 70. (more...)
Erdogan says crash of lira ‘political plot’ against Turkey
- August 13, 2018

The euro is soft near 13-month lows today after a slide in the Turkish lira sparked a sharp sell-off in the South African rand and boosted demand for safe havens such as the United States dollar and the yen. Erdogan has also expanded his outreach to Iran and China. Turkey's central bank - which has raised its main policy rate to 17.75 per cent - unexpectedly refrained from a further hike at its last meeting. (more...)
Erdogan: Lira crash political plot against Ankara Erdogan: Lira crash political plot against Ankara
- August 13, 2018

Much of the early action was in currencies with the euro gapping lower as the Turkish lira (TRYTOM=D3) took another slide to all-time lows around 7.2400. Erdogan downplayed the currency crisis in a speech on Friday, advising Turks not to be anxious over exchange rate fluctuations. He claims higher rates lead to higher inflation - the opposite of what standard economic theory says. (more...)
Russia Backs Saudi Arabia In Canada Feud Russia Backs Saudi Arabia In Canada Feud
- August 13, 2018

It has since recalled thousands of Saudi students studying in Canada , moved to transfer any Saudi patients out of Canadian hospitals and barred the import of Canadian wheat. "These are relationships that we expect our federal government to continually navigate", Moe said, "And [assure] we have the opportunity to provide those products logistically while we continue to work with these nations on issues such as human rights". (more...)
Kavanaugh shows stance on indicting president Kavanaugh shows stance on indicting president
- August 13, 2018

Democrats have warned that Kavanaugh may be unwilling to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election. The Judiciary Committee will hold up to four days of review, with Kavanaugh to begin facing questions on Day 2, September 5, said committee chairman Sen. (more...)
U.S. judge holds Trump adviser Stone's ex-aide in contempt U.S. judge holds Trump adviser Stone's ex-aide in contempt
- August 12, 2018

In a closed hearing Friday in a Washington, DC, district court, Judge Beryl Howell found Miller in contempt and then stayed that ruling until this Monday to allow for an appeal to be filed. Paul Kamenar, the attorney for Stone associate Andrew Miller , whose refusal to appear before the grand jury Friday led him to be held in contempt, argued after the proceedings that Mueller's appointment is unconstitutional. (more...)
Turkish president: U.S. set deadline to release detained pastor Turkish president: U.S. set deadline to release detained pastor
- August 12, 2018

The news comes as tensions between the United States and Turkey continue to grow over the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally's continued detainment of Pastor Andrew Brunson. In Trabzon, Erdogan confirmed media reports that Washington gave Onal's delegation a deadline for the release of Brunson. Turkey, home to the Incirlik air base which is used by United States forces in the Middle East, has been a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member since the 1950s. (more...)
I wasn’t talking about race — Fox’s Laura Ingraham I wasn’t talking about race — Fox’s Laura Ingraham
- August 12, 2018

In the interview, Ocasio-Cortez said the upper-class, moderate Americans that many in the Democratic party try to pander to no longer exist. Ingraham said toward the end of Wednesday's commentary that she was not talking about race and ethnicity, and complained a night later that the disclaimer was being missed. (more...)
Jordan policemen killed in storming of militants’ hideout Jordan policemen killed in storming of militants’ hideout
- August 12, 2018

On Saturday, security forces raided buildings west of the capital of Amman as part of the manhunt. Three suspected terrorist were picked up from the rubble of the building they were hiding in and later detonated when they were cornered by security forces, Minister of State for Media Affairs and Government Spokesperson Jumana Ghunaimat said. (more...)
Theresa May faces Tory civil war over niqab rebuke Theresa May faces Tory civil war over niqab rebuke
- August 12, 2018

The internal Tory process looking at Mr Johnson's comparison of Muslim women in face coverings with " bank robbers " or "letter boxes" was automatically triggered on Thursday after party headquarters received several complaints. 'He hasn't committed any offence'Andrew Mitchell, Tory MP for Sutton Coldfield " I don't think he should apologise. In his column he said: "If you tell me that the burqa is oppressive, then I am with you. (more...)
Sunil Gavaskar will not be attending Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony Sunil Gavaskar will not be attending Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony
- August 12, 2018

Khan will be sworn in as prime minister next week. Pakistan had welcomed Prime Modi's congratulatory phone call to PTI chief Imran Khan and said it wanted resumption of bilateral talks which were halted in 2015. In a statement on 28 July, India's foreign ministry said that New Delhi desired a "prosperous and progressive Pakistan at peace with its neighbours". (more...)
In Charlottesville, Memorials And Heavy Police Presence On Rally Anniversary In Charlottesville, Memorials And Heavy Police Presence On Rally Anniversary
- August 12, 2018

President Donald Trump Saturday issued a plea for unity. Majuto said police "were not on our side" past year when white supremacists surrounded counterprotesters on the rotunda. The rally attracted counter protesters, and clashes quickly broke out between the two groups. They unfurled a banner reading "Last year they came w/ torches". (more...)
Erdogan vows to defy United States 'threats' after currency crash Erdogan vows to defy United States 'threats' after currency crash
- August 12, 2018

He did not name any countries. Regulators told industry executives to study the impact of interest- and exchange-rate shocks, with the findings to be discussed at the meeting, the people said. Ash continued: "I don't think you can understate the geopolitical significance". "Their currency, the Turkish lira , slides rapidly downward against our very strong dollar!" The currency drop is particularly painful for Turkey because the country finances a lot of its economic growth with ... (more...)
Widodo chooses cleric as VP pick in election race Widodo chooses cleric as VP pick in election race
- August 12, 2018

He is running with businessman and deputy Jakarta governor Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno. Indonesia, the world's third-largest democracy and biggest Muslim-majority country , goes to the polls in April. "I think we complete each other, nationalistic and religious". The MUI was also pivotal to several controversial regulations including the country's anti-Pornography law, which has to date blocked out 70,000 "negative" websites, and the 2013 decree banning the Ahmadiyah Muslim religious sect. (more...)
Washington, D.C., Braces for 'Unite the Right 2' White Nationalist Rally Washington, D.C., Braces for 'Unite the Right 2' White Nationalist Rally
- August 12, 2018

Kessler recently abandoned his lawsuit, but told the AP he is pressing ahead with plans for the August 12 rally in Washington , D.C. Concrete barriers and metal fences were put up and police were searching bags at checkpoints. Going back to when she starred in Trump's reality show The Apprentice , she has been his fan-girl and close associate (one of the few African-Americans in his close circle), and the proximity landed her a job in the White House as the President's communications ... (more...)
Trump doubles steel and aluminium tariffs on Turkey as lira nosedives Trump doubles steel and aluminium tariffs on Turkey as lira nosedives
- August 12, 2018

The Turkish lira has lost about 40 percent this year alone, largely over worries about Erdogan's influence over the economy, his repeated calls for lower interest rates in the face of high inflation and deteriorating ties with the United States. (more...)
Tourist on bike struck and killed by vehicle in Manhattan Tourist on bike struck and killed by vehicle in Manhattan
- August 12, 2018

A tourist from Australia was riding a bicycle in a bike lane Friday afternoon when an Uber driver pulled out in front of her near 67th Street. The 23-year-old was cycling near Central Park when she swerved to avoid an Uber . The driver of the auto and the truck both remained at the scene to give NYPD officers their statements while the NYPD's Collision Investigation Squad investigated. (more...)
Israel Kills Two Palestinians, Wounds Hundreds at Gaza Protest Israel Kills Two Palestinians, Wounds Hundreds at Gaza Protest
- August 11, 2018

Abdullah al-Qattati, who was in his 20s, was shot in the chest near Rafah in southern Gaza while treating the wounded and 55-year-old Ali al-Alloul was also killed in the same area, said health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidreh. Extensive air strikes were launched at Gaza on Thursday in retaliation for more than 180 rockets and mortar rounds fired by Hamas and its allies on Wednesday night. (more...)
Airbnb threatens to ban users participating in 'Unite the Right' rally Airbnb threatens to ban users participating in 'Unite the Right' rally
- August 11, 2018

The auto plowed through the crowed following the shutdown of the Unite the Right rally by police after white nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the "alt-right" and counter-protesters clashed near Emancipation Park, where a statue of Confederate General Robert E. (more...)
The Real Reason For Trump's New 'Space Force' The Real Reason For Trump's New 'Space Force'
- August 11, 2018

There's a new applause line in President Donald Trump's campaign spiel. Colbert described Pence's speech as "a stirring call to what we're already doing". If the United States leaves its satellites vulnerable to new Russian and Chinese weapons, the likelihood that these weapons will be used increases, he argued. (more...)
Man charged in California wildfire refuses to go to court Man charged in California wildfire refuses to go to court
- August 11, 2018

Some evacuations have been ordered, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Mike Milligan, the local volunteer fire chief who owns a cabin near Clark's, told The Orange County Register that Clark had long-running feuds with neighbors in the area. (more...)
MDC Alliance files court challenge to Mnangagwa's election win MDC Alliance files court challenge to Mnangagwa's election win
- August 11, 2018

Should the alliance petition be filed today, the inauguration will be guided by Section 93 (3) of the Constitution which speaks of the court having to determine whether the President-elect has been elected correctly and if so, after the judgment has been passed, inauguration has to happen within 48 hours. (more...)
Killed in Landslides and Heavy Rains in Kerala Killed in Landslides and Heavy Rains in Kerala
- August 11, 2018

Authorities have opened three shutters after water in the reservoir rose to more than 2399 ft. An orange alert was sounded earlier at the dam after water level in the reservoir reached 167 metres. Only those assigned for rescue operations should be allowed. Officials have been directed to involve MLAs and other people's representatives in relief measures. (more...)
Election 2018: Polls Open in Most of Michigan For Primary Election 2018: Polls Open in Most of Michigan For Primary
- August 11, 2018

Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer addresses her supporters after winning the primary, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Detroit. "Indeed, folks are pumped up to vote", Clark said. Throughout her campaign, Whitmer has argued that she's a progressive with a track record. Richard Fowler said Ocasio-Cortez' purported gaffes have been saturating the media as of late and said that on the right, "you could run Corey Stewart memes all day" - referring to the Trump-endorsed ... (more...)
'Turn the Plane Around': Judge Stops Deportation During Emergency Hearing 'Turn the Plane Around': Judge Stops Deportation During Emergency Hearing
- August 11, 2018

U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan blocked a deportation on Thursday when he discovered that a mother and daughter were in the process of being removed from the U.S., despite the fact that a court hearing to appeal the deportation orders had been set. (more...)
US Senate wants Assange to testify in Russia probe, WikiLeaks says US Senate wants Assange to testify in Russia probe, WikiLeaks says
- August 10, 2018

The letter reads: "As you are aware, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is conducting a bipartisan inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 USA elections."As part of that inquiry, the committee requests that you make yourself available for a closed interview with bipartisan committee staff at a mutually agreeable time and location ". (more...)
'Firenado' swirls in England, creating stunning spectacle 'Firenado' swirls in England, creating stunning spectacle
- August 10, 2018

The company said the fire was in an outside area which had been "completely gutted". England isn't the only place spotting the fire whirls as of late: They have also reportedly been spotted among the wildfires in California recently. The Fire and Rescue Service posted the footage to its Facebook page after the fire was extinguished. East Midlands Ambulance Service attended but no injuries were reported. (more...)

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