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Lobbyist admits steering foreign funds to inaugural Lobbyist admits steering foreign funds to inaugural
- September 02, 2018

The criminal charging document does not name Manafort or any of his colleagues in the U.S. and Ukraine, though Patten may be connected to those efforts. The court papers charged that Patten, and Foreigner A, set up a company in the United States that was paid more than $1 million to work on behalf of Opposition Bloc. (more...)
Suu Kyi should resign over Myanmar crackdown: UN rights chief Suu Kyi should resign over Myanmar crackdown: UN rights chief
- September 02, 2018

The secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Olav Njoelstad, said Suu Kyi would not be stripped of the award despite criticisms that she failed to speak out against the army crackdown in Rakhine state, The Guardian reported . The other Nobel prizes are awarded in Sweden. Since the outbreak of the latest sectarian violence in Rakhine , the worldwide community has put strong pressure on Aung San Suu Kyi to condemn the army's military campaign, even coming to demand the revocation ... (more...)
Trump ready to ramp up China trade war with more tariffs Trump ready to ramp up China trade war with more tariffs
- September 02, 2018

A report that Trump is planning to impose tariffs on a further $200 billion of Chinese imports as soon as next week jolted trading floors in Europe and Asia. Shares in smartphone camera lens supplier Largan Precision Co (大立光) shed 0.84 percent to NT$4,705 per share, while Hon Hai Precision Industry Co (鴻海精密), an assembler of Apple Inc's iPhones, dropped 0.49 percent to NT$80.50. (more...)
Amsterdam attack suspect had 'terrorist motive' Amsterdam attack suspect had 'terrorist motive'
- September 02, 2018

On Friday police quickly arrived at the scene with video images showing police ordering the suspect in English to " stay down " after he had been shot. Amsterdam authorities also said Friday that it appeared from initial inquiries that the victims weren't chosen for a clear reason. Emergency services at the scene in the train station, following the shooting. (more...)
Meghan McCain contrasts father's legacy with Trump's 'cheap rhetoric' Meghan McCain contrasts father's legacy with Trump's 'cheap rhetoric'
- September 02, 2018

McCain's service in Vietnam, and his refusal to be released early as a prisoner of war, made the setting of Friday's service all the more fitting, some said. "And John McCain passed that test again and again and again". "We were standard bearers of different American political traditions, and throughout my presidency, John never hesitated to tell me when he thought I was screwing up, which by his calculations was about once a day". (more...)
Sen. John McCain lies in state at U.S. Capitol Sen. John McCain lies in state at U.S. Capitol
- September 02, 2018

Senators who served with him for decades stood at attention, hands on hearts; Sen. "God bless and thank you all". In an on-camera moment on ABC's "The View" that went viral , Biden comforted McCain's daughter Meghan. 29, 2018, in Phoenix. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein were among those in attendance, along with members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (more...)
There are already calls for protest during Trump's visit to Ireland There are already calls for protest during Trump's visit to Ireland
- September 02, 2018

People are understandably unhappy and upset at the news of a visit from one of the least popular American presidents in history, a trip that's likely to cost the Irish Government millions worth of tax payers' money. Trump and McCain did not get along, and Trump was not invited today. It will be the first visit to the island by the US President since his election in 2016. (more...)
PM Imran expresses desire to work closely with Japan PM Imran expresses desire to work closely with Japan
- September 02, 2018

He recalled the decades long relations between Pakistan and Japan. Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan today paid his first visit to the army headquarters in the garrison city of Rawalpindi where he was given a detailed briefing on the security issues, threat spectrum and response. (more...)
Reimposition Of Iran Sanctions Are Legal, Justified, US Tells UN Court Reimposition Of Iran Sanctions Are Legal, Justified, US Tells UN Court
- September 02, 2018

President Donald Trump said in May that he would pull the US out of a 2015 agreement over Iran's nuclear program and would re-impose sanctions on Tehran. It was the first time Rouhani had been summoned by parliament in his five years in power, and MPs demanded answers on unemployment, rising prices and the sharp depreciation of the rial, which has lost more than half of its value since April. (more...)
Bikini-clad balloon of anti-Trump London Mayor Sadiq Khan takes flight Bikini-clad balloon of anti-Trump London Mayor Sadiq Khan takes flight
- September 01, 2018

Khan angered some people in the British capital and elsewhere last month when he allowed a balloon caricaturing Donald Trump as an angry baby to float above the city while the US president was in England. The campaign has raised more than £59,000 from almost 3,500 supporters. "I think a certain amount of respect should be afforded to the leader of the free world and the greatest ally the United Kingdom has", he said. (more...)
Kenyan president stumbles over 'bicycle guy' Boris Johnson Kenyan president stumbles over 'bicycle guy' Boris Johnson
- September 01, 2018

The previous foreign secretary had visited, though President Kenyatta struggled to remember his name, christening him "bicycle guy". "Boris Johnson was here with ambulances", Kenyatta said. Theresa May made many headlines, and even more memes, when she indulged in a spot of dancing on a three-day visit to South Africa earlier this week. (more...)
Bobi Wine Re-Arrested At Airport | General News Bobi Wine Re-Arrested At Airport | General News
- September 01, 2018

Kyagulanyi in particular has risen as a formidable threat to President Yoweri Museveni's 32-year rule, winning popular support through his music and strong criticism of the government. Kyagulanyi's wife, Barbara, said in a Facebook post that her husband "groaned in pain" as he shouted for help. In a separate statement on Thursday police said they had also found Zaake at Entebbe early on Thursday, "trying to flee the country and accordingly apprehended him". (more...)
Iranian woman Zaghari-Ratcliffe in jail clinic after blackout: husband Iranian woman Zaghari-Ratcliffe in jail clinic after blackout: husband
- September 01, 2018

He added that his Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe collapsed and passed out after suffering another panic attack on Wednesday. He praised Mr Hunt for being "clear and critical" after his wife voluntarily returned to Evin prison in Tehran following an emotional family reunion over the weekend. (more...)
Trump Tried To Buy All Of The Enquirer's Dirt On Him Trump Tried To Buy All Of The Enquirer's Dirt On Him
- September 01, 2018

It remained unclear whether the proposed plan to buy the stories has attracted the interest of the feds in NY, where Cohen last week pleaded guilty over a $130,000 payment to porn vixen Stormy Daniels , as well as a $150,000 payment to McDougal, the paper reported. (more...)
Donetsk separatist leader Zakharchenko reportedly killed in bomb blast Donetsk separatist leader Zakharchenko reportedly killed in bomb blast
- September 01, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that the incident could further destabilize a region that has been one of the major fault lines between the West and Russia . Other rebel leaders say he was handpicked for the role by Moscow. Among the prominent separatists who have been targeted are former Luhansk leader Igor Plotnitsky, who was severely injured in 2016 when a bomb exploded near his auto; Arsen Pavlov, a feared squadron leader known as "Motorola" who died when the elevator of his ... (more...)
MT: Putin announces concessions in retirement age hike MT: Putin announces concessions in retirement age hike
- September 01, 2018

Nearly 90 percent of Russians opposed the pension overhaul, the pollster found. Opposition politicians seized on the plan to galvanize their supporters. After describing what he said would be the unsustainable costs of keeping the retirement age unchanged, he went on: "A lack of action now or taking various cosmetic measures would be irresponsible and dishonest with respect both to our country and our children". (more...)
Judge orders U.S. couple to hand crowdfunding money over to homeless veteran Judge orders U.S. couple to hand crowdfunding money over to homeless veteran
- September 01, 2018

The couple also bought Bobbitt a camper with some of the funds and parked it on land McClure's family owns in Florence. Following these accusations, Bobbitt has gone on to file a lawsuit in the Superior Court of New Jersey in Burlington County against 28-year-old Kate and 39-year-old Mark. (more...)
US Extends Travel Ban to North Korea US Extends Travel Ban to North Korea
- September 01, 2018

Details for the summit, including exactly when it will happen, haven't been disclosed. Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon revealed while attending a workshop for the ruling Democratic Party of Korea on the same day that he had proposed sending an envoy to his North Korean counterpart, Ri Son-gwon. (more...)
Biden laments Senate’s division in eulogy for McCain Biden laments Senate’s division in eulogy for McCain
- September 01, 2018

John McCain at a special ceremony in the United States Capitol Rotunda. The drenched servicemen never broke their stride. Family members watched in silence as uniformed military members removed the flag-draped casket from a black hearse and carried it into the church. (more...)
Trump defends his public response to McCain's death: 'We had our disagreements'
- September 01, 2018

Congressional leaders saluted John McCain Friday as a model of service in war and peace and "one of the bravest souls our nation has ever produced", in a memorial ceremony at the heart of the political battlefield where he fought for more than three decades. (more...)
Magnitude 4.4 quake hits in Los Angeles County, felt in San Diego Magnitude 4.4 quake hits in Los Angeles County, felt in San Diego
- September 01, 2018

Did you feel the two back to back earthquakes Tuesday evening? The tremor was felt in Los Angeles , about 25 miles west of the epicenter, shaking buildings in the city. The family picked them up and ran outside, joining about a dozen neighbors. 'It shook hard for what seemed like 10 to 20 seconds, and then it just kept going. (more...)
Toronto mall evacuated after gunshots Toronto mall evacuated after gunshots
- September 01, 2018

Toronto police said one person was taken from the centre by paramedic services. "Officers have confirmed a discharge in the area", police posted on Twitter Thursday afternoon, adding two male suspects are wanted. "We saw pretty much everyone running and as they got closer they seemed more and more terrified, so we started running", Sekhon told the Star over Twitter. (more...)
Jordan to lead fundraising for UN Palestinian agency after U.S. cuts Jordan to lead fundraising for UN Palestinian agency after U.S. cuts
- September 01, 2018

The Trump administration is expected to announce in coming weeks that it is ending all aid for the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which supports Palestinian refugees in the occupied West Bank and Gaza as well as neighbouring countries. (more...)
Outrage as Puerto Rico hurricane death toll rockets to 2,975 Outrage as Puerto Rico hurricane death toll rockets to 2,975
- September 01, 2018

A broken traffic light, a street sign and branches lie on the street after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria , in San Juan, Puerto Rico September 22, 2017. "It is anger, it is frustrating", she said. News organizations and some members of Congress have raised questions about the official death toll in Puerto Rico, which had remained at 64 for months. (more...)
Supreme Court directs activists to be moved to their houses Supreme Court directs activists to be moved to their houses
- August 31, 2018

Amid controversy over the arrest of 5 rights activists in sweeping raids across India , Maharashtra Police addressed a press conference on Bhima Koregaon case on Friday. "Can they do massive sweeping raids and arrest these respectable citizens", he asked, adding "there is a panic situation". The organizers of the Dalit rally said they wanted to campaign against the pervasive ideology in India that leads to attacks on Dalits and Muslims. (more...)
Couple ordered to hand over money they raised for homeless veteran
- August 31, 2018

Christopher C. Fallon , one of Mr Bobbitt's lawyers, said that his client's legal action was taken after D'Amico ignored multiple requests for a full accounting of the money raised by the GoFundMe campaign. He was very successful at a methadone clinic before, she said. In an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer this weekend, Bobbitt claimed that McClure, who works for the New Jersey Department of Transportation, and D'Amico, a carpenter, spent the money on a new BMW and vacations to ... (more...)
In tweet, Trump blames China for hacking Clinton’s emails In tweet, Trump blames China for hacking Clinton’s emails
- August 31, 2018

On Tuesday night, Trump tweeted about a report from the conservative site the Daily Caller that purported to reveal new developments in the overhyped controversy surrounding the server. The Daily Caller claims are linked to statements and questions asked by Texas Congressman Louie Gomert during testimony by (now former) FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok before the House Judiciary Committee. (more...)
Who is Bruce Ohr, whose name keeps appearing in Trump’s tweets? Who is Bruce Ohr, whose name keeps appearing in Trump’s tweets?
- August 31, 2018

Ohr, a 30-year Justice Department veteran, has been attacked repeatedly by Trump and his conservative allies for his connection to Steele and the opposition research dossier containing salacious and unverified information on Trump and Russian Federation. (more...)
Donald Trump unblocks Twitter users after United States court ruling Donald Trump unblocks Twitter users after United States court ruling
- August 31, 2018

In May, Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NY ruled the president was violating the constitutional rights of Americans by blocking them and thus, making them unable to see the president's tweets . (more...)
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...)

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