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FBI Agent Peter Strzok Fired

FBI Agent Peter Strzok Fired The list of bad players in the FBI & DOJ gets longer & longer. "When I won it became a big deal and the Rigged Witch Hunt headed by Strzok!" President Donald Trump has derided the pair as "FBI lovers", and he and his conservative allies have pointed to their conduct in an attempt to discredit the Mueller probe. [Full Article...]

Asian shares, euro trampled as Turkish rout spreads

Asian shares, euro trampled as Turkish rout spreads A dispute between Turkey and the USA has weighed on the lira. "It is clear that these attacks will continue for a while". He said it had readied an "action plan", without elaborating. The dollar eased against the safe haven yen to 110.31, and was relatively flat against a basket of currencies at 96.338. Inflation is spiralling (currently more than 15% ), Turkish companies are saddled with for... [Full Article...]

NAFTA talks with Mexico drag on due to autos sticking points

NAFTA talks with Mexico drag on due to autos sticking points Adam Austen, a spokesman for Canada's foreign minister, added: "We're glad Mexico and the USA continue to work out their bilateral issues". Trump did not clarify in his tweet whether he referred to the ongoing renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with his two neighbors or to individual negotiations on other commercial aspects. [Full Article...]

Omarosa Releases a New Tape...This Time of a Conversation With Trump

Omarosa Releases a New Tape...This Time of a Conversation With Trump In a tell-all interview with NBC's Meet the Press , she spoke in dramatic terms about the White House's difficulties with race, honesty and loyalty, at the same time that President Donald Trump is reckoning again with criticism of his equivocal response one year ago to violence at a white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. [Full Article...]

Inside the stolen passenger plane

Inside the stolen passenger plane The biggest question: How did a ground service agent - whose job includes directing planes for takeoff and gate approaches as well as baggage handling and de-icing - manage to steal a 76-seat Horizon Air turboprop and fly it for almost an hour Friday night with military jets in pursuit before plunging into a wooded island? An employee of Horizon Airlines for more than three years, Mr Russell h... [Full Article...]

Omarosa: 'I Was Complicit With This White House Deceiving This Nation'

The White House on Sunday shot back at Omarosa Manigault Newman's secret recording of her dismissal a year ago, saying it "proves" her "lack of character and integrity". Manigault-Newman invited the White House to release proof of her so-called violations. "I protected myself because this is a White House where everybody lies". [Full Article...]

Explosion levels residential building, kills dozens in Syria's Idlib

Explosion levels residential building, kills dozens in Syria's Idlib But the cause of the blast was "not yet clear", Mr Abdel Rahman added. A rescue worker carried the motionless body of a small child from the wreckage to an ambulance, the AFP correspondent said. On Friday, 12 civilians, three of them children, were killed in regime bombardment of the towns of Khan Sheikhun and al-Tah. Meanwhile, Syrian government forces fighting rebels in Idlib province have s... [Full Article...]

Baltimore police officer suspended after 'disturbing' video shows him repeatedly punching citizen

Baltimore police officer suspended after 'disturbing' video shows him repeatedly punching citizen The officer then begins punching him in the face repeatedly as another officer watches. Staggering away as the officer rains blows on him, the man trips and falls across some concrete steps to a doorway. 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. [Full Article...]

Greek cat sanctuary hiring caretaker to live on island, supervise 55 cats

Greek cat sanctuary hiring caretaker to live on island, supervise 55 cats The job description is as follows: "I am looking for someone who can take over the daily running of my Greek cat sanctuary in my absence. You will have 55 cats in your care and need to be able to overview them all + feed and medicate (big added bonus if you're trained vet. [Full Article...]

Lira extends retreat as Turkey heads toward a financial crisis

Lira extends retreat as Turkey heads toward a financial crisis Mr. Erdogan repeated his call for Turks to sell dollars and buy lira to shore up the currency, while telling business owners not to stock up on dollars. "You should know that to keep this nation standing is. also the manufacturers" duty". He indicated that the entire alliance between Turkey - which joined North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in 1952 with strong American backing - and the Unite... [Full Article...]

T&T PM Extends Condolences On Death Of V.S. Naipaul

T&T PM Extends Condolences On Death Of V.S. Naipaul He released his first novel, The Mystic Masseur , in 1951. Naipaul was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001. One of his major novels was the semi-autobiographical " A House for Mr Biswas ", which looked at the nearly impossible task for Indian immigrants in the Caribbean of trying to integrate into society while keeping hold of their roots. [Full Article...]

Turkish lira plunges as Erdogan blames crash on 'political plot' against Ankara

Turkey was not a country to agree to such requests, he told members of his party in the Black Sea city of Trabzon. Prior to Trump's announcement, the Turkish lira fell to its lowest point ever against the US dollar on Friday. The lira has been hammered this year, having started January at around 3.70 to the dollar, while it was also sharply down against the euro. "The last time I can rememb... [Full Article...]

Turkish lira slumps to new record low as Donald Trump doubles tariffs

Turkish lira slumps to new record low as Donald Trump doubles tariffs Aluminium will now be 20 percent and Steel 50 percent. In the New York Times , Erdogan warned Washington not to risk relations with Ankara, saying his country would otherwise look for "new friends and allies". United States investors shifted focus from strong corporate earnings to the rout in Europe, sending the major stock-market indexes lower. Turkish currency has lost about 40 percent of... [Full Article...]

Ministry gives support for smooth transfer of students from Canada

Ministry gives support for smooth transfer of students from Canada Russia's once-tense relations with Saudi Arabia have improved markedly in recent months, as the two countries have made major oil and arms deals, and have collaborated in order to negotiate an end to Syrian Civil War. The Toronto Star reports that more than 200 of the University of Toronto's residents and fellows are from Saudi Arabia. "We're paying close attention to this situation, of c... [Full Article...]

White House says Omarosa claim of Trump racism is 'false'

White House says Omarosa claim of Trump racism is 'false' On Saturday, reporters asked Trump during an event at his golf club in New Jersey if he felt betrayed by Manigault Newman. "By that point, three sources in three separate conversations had described the contents of this tape". "She has no contact now", White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah said during a press conference in February. But that's not what it says in her tell-all book Unhin... [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation Hearings Will Start in September

Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation Hearings Will Start in September Grassley said Friday there's "plenty of time" to review the documents but added it's time for Americans "to hear directly" from Kavanaugh. Grassley said he expects Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing will last three to four days, with opening statements by committee members set to begin September 4. [Full Article...]

Roger Stone associate held in contempt in Russian Federation probe

Roger Stone associate held in contempt in Russian Federation probe The grand jury testimony on Friday comes as Mueller's team faces its first major test in court with the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in the Eastern District of Virginia, where Manafort faces charges of bank fraud, tax evasion and other financial crimes. [Full Article...]

Australian woman killed by garbage truck in New York City

Australian woman killed by garbage truck in New York City Madison's family spoke to Southern Cross News about the "beautiful, loyal and loving" 23-year-old, who had just finished a four-year psychologist degree at university and was looking to apply for her masters. The mayor called Lyden's death "another example of reckless driving". "The cyclist we believe swerved out and she was struck by a private garbage truck, which was also travelling northbou... [Full Article...]

Iran denounces Trump's tariffs targeting Turkey

Iran denounces Trump's tariffs targeting Turkey Erdogan appealed to a crowd in the city of Bayburt to exchange dollars and gold for Turkish lira to prop up the plunging currency. Erdogan also hit back at United States authorities for convicting Mehmet Hakan Atilla, 47, deputy director general of Turkish lender Halkbank on charges of helping Iran evade United States sanctions on billions of dollars of oil proceeds. [Full Article...]

Protesters demand Boris Johnson quits in burka comments row

Protesters demand Boris Johnson quits in burka comments row Senior Conservative figures attacked the prime minister after the party confirmed that following a series of complaints, Mr Johnson is to face a full investigation. On that basis, no apology is required", he wrote, in a letter to the Times . "This is quite an important issue about free speech and it's got nothing to do with the terrible events that take place over Enoch Powell and the Rivers of... [Full Article...]


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