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Echoing Trump, RNC Warns Candidates, Donors Away From Koch Brothers

Echoing Trump, RNC Warns Candidates, Donors Away From Koch Brothers Trump responded on Tuesday, calling the brothers a " total joke in real Republican circles " and claimed he never "sought their support because I don't need their money or bad ideas". The President amped up his attacks on the Koch brothers this week after he was criticized at a Koch network summer meeting. The Koch-backed group Americans for Prosperity ran television ads this summer in North D... [Full Article...]

US, Mexico Close to a Deal in NAFTA Car Talks, Sources Say

US, Mexico Close to a Deal in NAFTA Car Talks, Sources Say In order to qualify for tariff-free status in the North American market, the United States is pushing for 40% of the content of cars and 45% of the content of pickup trucks to be made by workers who are paid at least U.S. Guajardo, who has said in recent days he thought the outline of a deal could be agreed in August, is due in Washington to talk with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on... [Full Article...]

China Warns Of Retaliation If US Takes More Trade Steps

China Warns Of Retaliation If US Takes More Trade Steps Yesterday, when confirmed reports from Lighthizer were known, the eastern nation sustained that Washington's pressure will not work and that if the Trump administration takes actions to worsen the situation, Beijing will surely apply countermeasures to defend its legitimate rights and interests. [Full Article...]

Summer heat sizzles Europe: Portugal and Spain could see record temperatures

Summer heat sizzles Europe: Portugal and Spain could see record temperatures BBC reports that these highs could be "record breaking" for Europe . The conditions are so extreme in Spain that their government has issued its first extreme weather warning of the summer. Scientists monitoring the decline say the glacier will lose its title of the highest point to the mountain's northern tip. Fires in Greece, Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Latvia have killed dozens of people... [Full Article...]

Suspect in Bush's doctor's death killed himself, police say

Suspect in Bush's doctor's death killed himself, police say A single officer spots Pappas and orders him to put his hands up. The man suspected of gunning down former President George H.W. Bush's cardiologist committed suicide as police closed in on him Friday morning, police said . Did the suspect have a hit list? The Houston Chronicle reports investigators also found a "last will and testament" and boxes of ammunition in the home. [Full Article...]

In Paris, British foreign minister tries to sell Brexit plan

In Paris, British foreign minister tries to sell Brexit plan Hunt, who is due in Vienna on Wednesday for more talks, has been tasked with visiting European capitals this summer to persuade his counterparts of the merits of the plan May unveiled several weeks ago at a meeting of her top ministers at her country retreat, Chequers. [Full Article...]

Danish ban on burqa goes into effect Wednesday

Danish ban on burqa goes into effect Wednesday Popularly known as the 'Burqa Ban , ' it is mostly seen as being directed at the niqab and burqa. Demonstrators marched from the central district of Norrebro to Bellahoj police station on the outskirts of the capital, where they formed a human chain. [Full Article...]

China threatens US with $60B in tariffs on coffee, honey

Duties ranging from 5% to 25% will be levied on 5 207 kinds of American imports if the United States delivers its proposed taxes on another $200 billion of Chinese goods, the Ministry of Finance said in a statement on its website late Friday. [Full Article...]

China keen on military drills with Asean, insists on keeping US out

China keen on military drills with Asean, insists on keeping US out Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and his US counterpart Mike Pompeo met in Singapore on Friday in a "constructive" meeting, according to a diplomatic source. However, the drills should not involve countries outside the region, "unless the parties concerned are notified beforehand and express no objection", it says. [Full Article...]

Brits warned "stay indoors" as European heat reaches 50 degrees

Brits warned They are set to build across Portugal on Friday and Saturday, with medical staff and firefighters on standby until the end of the weekend. Elsewhere, large areas of Iberia, France and the Mediterranean are expected to experience these sweltering conditions with temperatures expected to reach the high 30sC in many places and over 40C locally. [Full Article...]

Special counsel reportedly offers to limit in-person questions in Trump interview

Special counsel reportedly offers to limit in-person questions in Trump interview Trump tweeted at Sessions hours after being updated by his legal team. In a series of tweets Wednesday morning, Trump said Sessions should stop the Mueller probe, which he again labelled as "Rigged Witch Hunt". Donald Trump and his political and legal teams are mounting an extraordinary escalation of his attacks against the special counsel's investigation, an apparent sign of increased w... [Full Article...]

Park investigating after viral video shows man taunting bison in Yellowstone

Park investigating after viral video shows man taunting bison in Yellowstone The bison went after him a couple times and then carried on with what he was doing before he was bothered. The video is an example of things people shouldn't do. Yellowstone National Park officials warn that all animals are wild and can be unpredictable, no matter how calm they appear to be. The incident happened as the bison was crossing a road in the park Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Officials in Virginia fear dam will collapse as heavy rain forces evacuations

Officials in Virginia fear dam will collapse as heavy rain forces evacuations A flash flood warning was to remain in effect until 11:30 a.m. Friday and the weather service warned residents in low-lying areas north of the dam to move to higher ground immediately. The NWS has issued flash flood warnings for the Atlanta area, while the East Coast from northern Georgia to central Pennsylvania was under a flash flood watch which last until early Friday. [Full Article...]

Explosions Rock Jalalabad In Yet Another Insurgent Attack

Explosions Rock Jalalabad In Yet Another Insurgent Attack At least twenty-six people have been wounded and a "large number" of employees had been rescued. Several blasts were heard before the attackers entered the compound of the refugees and repatriations department, Khogyani said earlier. The explosion rocked the area just before 11.30am on Tuesday, residents reported . It is not clear why the militants targeted the refugees and repatriations depar... [Full Article...]

Trump praises Italy’s hard-line immigration stance in meeting with Conte

Trump praises Italy’s hard-line immigration stance in meeting with Conte As Mr Trump fields criticism for his European Union aluminium and steel tariffs and anti-NATO rhetoric, he has commended Italy for adopting an "Italy First" policy similar to his own isolationist stance on global affairs. "I agree very much what you're doing with respect to migration, illegal immigration and even legal immigration", Trump told Conte. Trump is noting that Italian voters got "ti... [Full Article...]

Trump leaves room for negotiation in push for US border wall funds

Trump leaves room for negotiation in push for US border wall funds Trump has made no secret of his belief that his hard-line immigration policies boosted him to the Oval Office, and he launched an aggressive push for additional border security measures early this year . Trump's shutdown threat immediately drew a response from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who said that any fights for wall funding would likely be postponed until after the election. [Full Article...]

Former Perth school boy awarded the ‘Nobel Prize for mathematics’

Former Perth school boy awarded the ‘Nobel Prize for mathematics’ But he joked that the one equation still baffling him is how to spend more time with his professor wife. The prize carries a gold medal and an award of Canadian $15,000. She died of cancer in 2017 . The awards were announced during the International Congress of Mathematics, which said in a statement that it "profoundly regrets the disappearance of the briefcase" and that it is working with ... [Full Article...]

Missing college student’s father has message for his daughter: ‘We’ll find you’

Missing college student’s father has message for his daughter: ‘We’ll find you’ Mollie Tibbetts , who was staying at this home on July 18, vanished after last being seen going for a jog. Tibbetts was alone and dog sitting at her boyfriend's house at the time of her disappearance. Police in Brooklyn, Iowa, joined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in their efforts to find Tibbetts, have been scouring the area as well as studying data from Mollie's fitbit. [Full Article...]

Vatican declares death penalty 'inadmissible'

Vatican declares death penalty 'inadmissible' It also notes that "more effective systems of detention have been developed, which ensure the due protection of citizens but, at the same time, do not definitively deprive the guilty of the possibility of redemption". Hi, I'm an upright American Christian and I'm disgusted with Pope Francis for supporting universal healthcare but opposing the Iraq war, torture, and now the death penalty! "Th... [Full Article...]

Republicans won't budge on Kavanaugh documents amid Dem accusations of hiding records

Republicans won't budge on Kavanaugh documents amid Dem accusations of hiding records Earlier this week, Burck wrote to Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) that Bush asked his legal team to begin reviewing Kavanaugh's records to help "expedite the committee's access to the records", as a "courtesy" to senators. [Full Article...]


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