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Trump won't say if Sessions' job is safe after November Trump won't say if Sessions' job is safe after November
- August 31, 2018

Mr Sessions, in a rare rebuttal, responded that he took control of the department the day he became attorney general and would not allow it to be "improperly influenced by political considerations". Trump also has ridiculed Sessions, a former Republican senator and an early supporter of his presidential candidacy, as "weak" for failing to aggressively pursue Republican allegations of anti-Trump bias in the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation. (more...)
DeSantis unfazed after liberal outrage mob claims his 'monkey' remark is racist DeSantis unfazed after liberal outrage mob claims his 'monkey' remark is racist
- August 31, 2018

DeSantis may not have apologized for his "monkey" comment Wednesday, but Fox News revisited it. When asked about the term, Gillum felt like it was a calculated tactic. The DeSantis campaign clarified that his comments were directed at Gillum's policies, not the candidate himself. Last month, Gillum , who would be the first African-American governor of the state if elected, pointed to a provision in Florida law that he said would allow Scott to suspend the state's ... (more...)
Justice Department Sides Against Harvard In Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Justice Department Sides Against Harvard In Racial Discrimination Lawsuit
- August 31, 2018

Briefs filed in support of Harvard and its admissions policies by students and alumni at the end of July express concern about the rolling back of civil rights protections under the Trump administration. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said, "No American should be denied admission to school due to their race". Harvard has previously denied this, saying admission rates for Asian-Americans had grown. (more...)
Why parliament has withdrawn Expropriation Bill and what it means Why parliament has withdrawn Expropriation Bill and what it means
- August 31, 2018

A system of institutionalised racial segregation, known as Apartheid, ruled over South Africa between 1948 and 1994, creating a great wealth inequality between many black South Africans and the white minority. Almost a quarter of a century later, the legacy of apartheid still manifests in how land is distributed: Though white South Africans make up less than 10 percent of the population, they own some 72 percent of the agricultural land. (more...)
American Media boss David Pecker exits Postmedia board following Cohen controversy
- August 31, 2018

It is not clear yet whether the proposed plan to purchase all the information from American Media has attracted the interest of federal prosecutors in NY, who last week obtained a guilty plea from Cohen over a $130,000 payment to the adult film actress Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels , and a $150,000 payment to a Playboy model, Karen McDougal . (more...)
Lindsey Graham Calls Trump's Handling of John McCain's Death 'Disturbing' Lindsey Graham Calls Trump's Handling of John McCain's Death 'Disturbing'
- August 31, 2018

He loved me, and I loved him. A motorcade was scheduled to take McCain's body along a 12-kilometre route from the state Capitol to the North Phoenix Baptist church for a commemoration featuring former vice-president Joe Biden and other dignitaries. (more...)
United Nations starts new school year in West Bank, Gaza despite funding shortage United Nations starts new school year in West Bank, Gaza despite funding shortage
- August 31, 2018

The development also marks a blow to Jordan, a key USA ally that hosts almost 2.9 million refugees, including 600,000 Syrians displaced by war in their country. Last week, Trump cancelled a further $ 200 million in aid projects for Palestinians not funded through UNRWA. Pierre Kraehenbuehl, the head of UNRWA, implied that the US aid cuts were meant to punish the Palestinians for their reaction to the U.S.'s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. (more...)
Frank Field resignation letter in full Frank Field resignation letter in full
- August 31, 2018

In the letter he said allegations made to Labour about bullying had resulted in "no decisive action". The Brexiteer MP was recently threatened with deselection by his local party. Another twist in the Labour Party's ongoing anti-Semitism row features prominently on the front pages on Friday. My original submission to the party on a specific bullying issue goes back eighteen months. (more...)
At least 4 killed when Phoenix-bound bus crashes in New Mexico At least 4 killed when Phoenix-bound bus crashes in New Mexico
- August 31, 2018

According to the New Mexico State Police , preliminary information suggested the semi-tractor-trailer was traveling eastbound on Interstate 40 about 100 miles west of Albuquerque, N.M., when one of its tires blew out. Passing motorists described a chaotic scene with passengers on the ground and people screaming. Editor's note: This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available . (more...)
Former Police Officer Convicted of Murder in Texas Teen's Death Former Police Officer Convicted of Murder in Texas Teen's Death
- August 31, 2018

Edwards was in the front passenger seat and it took a few moments for Edwards' 16-year-old brother, who was driving, and other passengers to notice that he was slumped over in his seat. Oliver went to his patrol vehicle and retrieved his service rifle while Gross stopped one auto leaving the party and attempted to stop a second vehicle, a Chevrolet Impala driven by Jordan's stepbrother, Vidal Allen . (more...)
Syrian war: United Nations warns Russia, Iran and Turkey against battle in Idlib Syrian war: United Nations warns Russia, Iran and Turkey against battle in Idlib
- August 31, 2018

UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura told reporters that there was a high concentration of foreign fighters in Idlib, including an estimated 10,000 terrorists, but it would be better to set up humanitarian corridors to evacuate civilians than rush into a battle which could turn prove to be a "perfect storm". (more...)
Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker cancels blasphemous caricatures contest Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker cancels blasphemous caricatures contest
- August 31, 2018

Images of the prophet are traditionally forbidden in Islam and caricatures are regarded by most Muslims as highly offensive. The protest has grown in numbers all the way to the capital, swelling to more than 10,000 strong. Officials from the Punjab provincial government met with Labaik leaders in Lahore in a vain attempt to persuade them to call off their protest on August 29. (more...)
Russia to Hold its Biggest War Games Since Fall of Soviet Union Russia to Hold its Biggest War Games Since Fall of Soviet Union
- August 31, 2018

Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman, said the Chinese participation is evidence of "the expansion of cooperation in all areas between two allies". Meanwhile, rossm report that in Zabaykalsky Krai arrived first four echelon with servicemen and 120 pieces of military equipment of the army of China , who will participate in the exercises. (more...)
Child abuse charges dropped against members of New Mexico compound Child abuse charges dropped against members of New Mexico compound
- August 30, 2018

Chavez ruled that the other three defendants could be released as early as Wednesday afternoon depending on what action prosecutors take. At back-to-back hearings, Judges Emilio Chavez and Jeff McElroy said prosecutors with the 8th Judicial District Attorney's Office had not scheduled preliminary hearings for the five defendants within 10 days of their incarceration on charges of neglecting 11 children in their care - a requirement under New Mexico Supreme Court rules. (more...)
Chelsea Manning May Be Denied A Visa And Entry Into Australia Chelsea Manning May Be Denied A Visa And Entry Into Australia
- August 30, 2018

After her trip to Australia, Manning is expected to travel to neighboring New Zealand. Inc., which organized the Sunday event, said in a statement Thursday. In a direct attack on democratic rights and freedom of speech, the newly-installed Liberal-National Coalition government of Prime Minister Scott Morrison has declared its intent to deny courageous United States military whistleblower Chelsea Manning a visa to address what are expected to be large audiences in major Australian cities. (more...)
Merkel condemns far-right groups 'spreading hate in the streets' Merkel condemns far-right groups 'spreading hate in the streets'
- August 30, 2018

The victim was stabbed during a city festival and the adjustment involved 10 people from " various nationalities ", according to police sources. Police said extremists attacked an 18-year-old Afghan and his German female companion, 15, punched a Syrian man, 18, and grabbed and threatened a 30-year-old Bulgarian man. (more...)
Police Search For Mystery Woman Ringing Doorbells In Texas Police Search For Mystery Woman Ringing Doorbells In Texas
- August 30, 2018

The video, taken on a home CCTV camera shows a barefoot young woman wearing a T-shirt and what could be broken restraints around her wrists. Spencer said the woman could be a victim or part of some sort of scheme. "She is now outside Montgomery County and our investigators will be meeting with her to continue the investigation". It is still unclear why she was ringing doorbells but detectives are working to interview the woman, who they believe to be from the Dallas area. (more...)
Bhima Koregaon raids: Centre must produce evidence against activists, says JD(U) Bhima Koregaon raids: Centre must produce evidence against activists, says JD(U)
- August 30, 2018

The Pune police , who reached here early in the morning, formed four teams and conducted raids in his residence along with his daughters and friends' residences. The following day, violent clashes broke out between members of the lower caste and hardline Hindu groups. "These arrests are a means to divert attention from Sanatan Sanstha". (more...)
North Korea Moving to Crypto Exchanges and Mining North Korea Moving to Crypto Exchanges and Mining
- August 30, 2018

The announcement had come months after the USA and South Korean forces earlier in the year postponed two Peninsula-wide exercises, Foal Eagle and Key Resolve, in a pledge to downsize military training until the Winter Olympics in South Korea had concluded. (more...)
Police in Texas search for woman who rang doorbells and vanished Police in Texas search for woman who rang doorbells and vanished
- August 29, 2018

A neighborhood resident told ABC News that the woman rung several doorbells around the neighborhood, but disappeared before residents got to the door. It happened early Friday in Montgomery when a resident shared the video with the sheriff's office. The video had more than 60,000 views as of August 28. (more...)
White House counsel Don McGahn to depart in the fall White House counsel Don McGahn to depart in the fall
- August 29, 2018

While the Times presented McGahn's cooperation as "unusual", Trump tweeted that it was all a part of the unprecedented level of transparency his administration has had with regards to the Russian Federation investigation. In one of the stormiest moments as White House lawyer, Mr McGahn threatened to quit in June 2017 because he was "fed up" after Mr Trump insisted he take steps to remove Mr Mueller, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters earlier this year. (more...)
Trump blames China for hacking of Clinton emails
- August 29, 2018

Actually, a very big story. Last week, Trump tweeted that "because of our much tougher Trading stance with China, I do not believe they are helping with the process of [North Korea's] denuclearization as they once were". Tucker Carlson , The Daily Caller's founder, held a segment on the story, which he cast as a far more important scandal than Russia's "supposed" meddling in the 2016 election. (more...)
Momentum slows for renaming Senate building for McCain Momentum slows for renaming Senate building for McCain
- August 29, 2018

Eventually, President Trump issued a statement on McCain. Ducey is also headed for a tough reelection battle in the fall, and is seeking a smooth replacement process. "The honor of a lifetime", said Slater. 'We weaken it when we hide behind walls, rather than tear them down, when we doubt the power of our ideals, rather than trust them to be the great force for change they have always been'. (more...)
Iran: we control the Persian Gulf Iran: we control the Persian Gulf
- August 29, 2018

Iranian officials have always been issuing threats to block the chokepoint, signaling its capacity to take military action in the Gulf region which would include blockage of oil exports running along the strait. The presence of foreign warships to the enclosed Persian Gulf could create environmental problems and disrupt security in the region, Tangsiri said. (more...)
Iran economy minister sacked as president’s woes mount Iran economy minister sacked as president’s woes mount
- August 29, 2018

In voting after the session, which was broadcast live on state television, MPs expressed dissatisfaction with four out of five of Rouhani's responses. He noted that the remaining sides - France, Germany, Britain, the European Union, China and Russian Federation - have heavy responsibility to save the nuclear deal after the US withdrawal. (more...)
French and British boats clash in 'scallop war' French and British boats clash in 'scallop war'
- August 29, 2018

Relations between French and British scallop fishermen have been strained for as many as 15 years. According to French media, fishing vessels had set off from Trouville-sur-Mer, Port-en-Bessin and Ouistreham to confront the English. Britain's scallop fishing industry provides for 1,200 jobs and is worth some £120million a year. The skirmish took place more than 12 nautical miles out to sea, where British fishermen are legally allowed to work year-round. (more...)
White House wobbles on US flag after McCain's death White House wobbles on US flag after McCain's death
- August 29, 2018

As Trump has run roughshod over his own top advisers - ignoring bipartisan and independent views that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 elections to try to help him - many Republicans have tended to sit back and allow McCain to speak out for their worldview. (more...)
Trump turned down statement for John McCain in favor of tweet Trump turned down statement for John McCain in favor of tweet
- August 29, 2018

Former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama are expected to speak at the service. McCain will lie in state at the Arizona state capitol Wednesday with his first memorial service taking place Thursday in Phoenix. President Trump, however, was not invited to speak. Senator John McCain's death this weekend laid bare the long-simmering Republican tensions over who will be appointed to fill his Arizona seat, pitting the pragmatic wing of the party that Mr. (more...)
Theresa May Shows Off Her Dance Moves With South African Children Theresa May Shows Off Her Dance Moves With South African Children
- August 29, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May , who is on a visit to South Africa, got into the groove at a Gugulethu high school on Tuesday. Kicking off her tour of Africa, May joined a group of school children in Cape Town, moving sideways, bobbing up and down like a roly-poly toy, and grinning at them. (more...)
Keller @ Large: President Trump Makes His John McCain Mistake Worse
- August 29, 2018

Sen. Lindsey O. Graham tackled a question that many have asked since John McCain's death Saturday: Who will fill the role of traditional conservative, particularly on national security, that has been held by the Arizona Republican for the past three decades? "The tragedy of his passing is that we need men like John McCain now more than ever before", he said. (more...)

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