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Manafort trial to focus on lavish lifestyle, not collusion

Manafort trial to focus on lavish lifestyle, not collusion Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arrives for arraignment on a third superseding indictment against him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on charges of witness tampering, at U.S. Gates pleaded guilty in February and has been cooperating in the Mueller probe. Devine's firm said in a statement he was serving as a fact witness and had been assured he did not have legal exposure. [Full Article...]

Anger as MH370 families say official report offers no new information

Anger as MH370 families say official report offers no new information A long-awaited official report into flight MH370's disappearance gave no new information about why the Malaysian plane vanished, sparking anger and disappointment among relatives of those who were on board. Intervention by a third party could not be ruled out, it said, but also added there was no evidence to suggest the plane was flown by anyone other than the pilots. [Full Article...]

Trump's 2020 campaign denies flags made in China

Trump's 2020 campaign denies flags made in China Around late afternoon, the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index declined 0.16%, or 4.68 points, to 2,868.91, meanwhile the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, fell 1.22% or 19.49 points, to 1,579.60. Meanwhile, Trump on Wednesday touted a promise by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to increase soybean imports, though analysts noted the EU wa... [Full Article...]

Pope accepts resignation of Washington archbishop accused of sexual abuse

McCarrick is one of the highest-ranking American leaders of the Catholic church to be removed from ministry due to sex abuse charges. "I didn't know what to do, I had no clue what had just happened to me", the man said. McCarrick said he had " absolutely no recollection " of the alleged abuse of the teenager 50 years ago but has not commented on the allegations of abuse of adult men and another ... [Full Article...]

Assam CM Sarbanand Sonowal holds all party meeting in Guwahati

Assam CM Sarbanand Sonowal holds all party meeting in Guwahati In January, Assam had released the first draft of the National Citizens Register, which included 19 million names out of a population of the state's population of 32 million. To be recognized as Indian citizens, all residents of Assam had to produce documents proving that they or their families lived in the country before March 24, 1971. [Full Article...]

Mattis: Open to Talks With Russians; No Policy Changes From Helsinki

Mattis: Open to Talks With Russians; No Policy Changes From Helsinki Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday vehemently dismissed reports in the Australian media the U.S. military is planning a missile strike against Iran's nuclear facilities. Mattis confirmed to reporters on Friday that he is considering a meeting with Sergey Shoygu, the Russian defense minister. In May, Trump withdrew the United States from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and announced that ... [Full Article...]

Fox News Confronts Rudy Giuliani Over Michael Cohen 'Liar' Flip-Flop

Fox News Confronts Rudy Giuliani Over Michael Cohen 'Liar' Flip-Flop CNN reported Thursday Trump's former longtime lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen , claims Trump knew in advance about the meeting. CNN aired audio from that tape last week , which features Cohen and the president discussing a payment to purchase the account of a former Playboy model who alleges she had an affair with Trump in 2006. [Full Article...]

Ecuador's president seeks Assange's exit from London embassy

Ecuador's president seeks Assange's exit from London embassy The founder of the WikiLeaks website was granted political asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in London in June 2012 when he was facing sexual assault allegations in Sweden. Former embassy consul Fidel Narvaez said he does not believe Assange will give up, but at the same time "he lives in a small flat, without natural light, just with artificial light...[but] he is made for a big fight and I ... [Full Article...]

Mandatory evacuations ordered as large brush fire in Douglas County threatens homes

Mandatory evacuations ordered as large brush fire in Douglas County threatens homes Estimates of the fire's size by sundown varied. Washington state's Department of Natural Resources tweeted late Friday the fire is now estimated to have burned 1,200 acres. The Red Cross has set up a shelter for evacuees of the fire at Orondo School, located at 100 Orondo School Road in Chelan. Update July 28 10 a.m.: Fire crews battling the Chelan Hills fire in Douglas County say rain overnig... [Full Article...]

Trump golf course partially destroys legally protected sand dunes in Scotland

In addition to releasing the McDougal tape, Cohen has also claimed Trump had advance notice of Donald Trump Jr .'s meeting with a Russian lawyer in 2016, a notion the president has previously denied. "What are they trying to do here?" "I think the problem here is the disregard they've shown and the way in which they made promises which he has not kept", Mr Ward said. [Full Article...]

Trump willing to shut down government over border wall

Trump willing to shut down government over border wall Trump does such an excellent job at making things easy for his Republican colleagues in government (note sarcasm). MARGARET BRENNAN: -tweeted this morning that he may shut down the government if he doesn't get border wall funding. A bill in the house of representatives would include $5 billion for the border wall but would require Democratic votes in the Senate to pass. They do, however, have th... [Full Article...]

Taliban Describes as ‘Productive’ Initial Direct Talks with US

Taliban Describes as ‘Productive’ Initial Direct Talks with US USA officials neither confirmed nor denied a meeting took place. The State Department confirmed that Wells had visited Doha but has said only that she met United Arab Emirates government officials, including the deputy prime minister, to talk about their contributions to the situation in Afghanistan . [Full Article...]

California fires have forced 50,000 from homes

California fires have forced 50,000 from homes CBS San Francisco identified the latest victims as Melody Bledsoe, 70, and her great-grandchildren, 5-year-old James Roberts and 4-year-old Emily Roberts. "This is just July, so we're not even into the worst part of fire season". There are now 89 large wildfires blazing across 14 USA states, mostly in the West, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. [Full Article...]

Second-quarter GDP surges to 4.1 percent, showing strength of 'Trump economy'

Second-quarter GDP surges to 4.1 percent, showing strength of 'Trump economy' U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday hailed a report on economic growth as a sign that the economy was mounting a remarkable turnaround under his stewardship. In the second quarter, economic growth hit its fastest pace of growth since the third quarter of 2014. Trump also touted a decrease in the USA trade deficit in the most recent quarter, calling it "one of the biggest wins". [Full Article...]

Ex-lawyer says Trump knew of 2016 meeting with Russians

Ex-lawyer says Trump knew of 2016 meeting with Russians Trump Jr. famously replied: "I$3 f it's what you say I love it". Cohen is under investigation by the USA attorney for the Southern District of NY over his business dealings. Karen McDougal even claims that Trump tried to Pay her after sex . "If he taped everything else, why the heck didn't he tape this?" "Hasn't done that. [Full Article...]

Trump tweets he met with New York Times publisher

Trump tweets he met with New York Times publisher Sulzberger, Publisher of the New York Times ", he said in a tweet , without mentioning when the sitdown took place. He has at various times suggested pulling credentials from reporters, encouraged rally crowds to jeer media and escalated his attacks by labeling journalists the "enemy of the people". [Full Article...]

Polar bear killed after attacking cruise ship employee

Polar bear killed after attacking cruise ship employee The Joint Rescue Coordination for Northern Norway tweeted that the attack occurred when the tourists from the " MS Bremen " landed on the most northern island of the Svalbard archipelago. He suffered a head injury, the cruise company said. Another ship employee shot the bear. She said all cruise ships traveling in the northern region are obliged to have polar bear guards aboard. [Full Article...]

Zimbabweans React to Robert Mugabe's Surprise Press Conference

Zimbabweans React to Robert Mugabe's Surprise Press Conference President Mnangagwa, who is known as "the crocodile" because of his political shrewdness, has promised to deliver jobs and is seen as open to economic reforms. I can't vote for those in power. But he blamed "evil and malicious characters" for his removal from power, which was met with a joyous outpouring by thousands in the capital, Harare . [Full Article...]

Unless democrats cooperate, I’ll shut down government, Trump threatens

Unless democrats cooperate, I’ll shut down government, Trump threatens President Donald Trump at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 25, 2018. President Donald Trump on Sunday threatened to shut down the federal government this fall unless Democrats give in to his border security demands , including by giving him billions more for his proposed southern border wall. [Full Article...]

Cambodia's Hun Sen set for re-election in largely unopposed poll

Cambodia's Hun Sen set for re-election in largely unopposed poll Defying global consensus, Hun Sen maintained that he had won in a free and fair election. The US and the European Union, which both lavished aid on Cambodia after its first UN-administered election in 1993, cut off electoral assistance for this poll. [Full Article...]


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