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Republican congressman pleads not guilty to misusing campaign funds

Republican congressman pleads not guilty to misusing campaign funds A weekly recap of the top political stories from The Globe, sent right to your email. "My wife, she ran my Dad's FEC [Federal Election Commission reports] and his campaign prior to us getting married", Hunter said. He did acknowledge that his campaign, led by his wife and campaign manager Margaret Hunter, made "mistakes" but maintained that he was not responsible for any improper spending. [Full Article...]

Scott Morrison: All you need to know about Australia's next prime minister

Scott Morrison: All you need to know about Australia's next prime minister Christopher Pyne, the Defence industry Minister and a Turnbull ally, refused to say he who would be backing and hit out at elements inside his party. A News Corp Australia online poll showed Ms Bishop was the preferred Liberal leader among readers with 34 per cent of votes, followed by Mr Turnbull at 30 per cent, Tony Abbott at 17 per cent and Peter Dutton at 10 per cent. [Full Article...]

Pompeo's call to Pakistan's new premier stirs controversy

Pompeo's call to Pakistan's new premier stirs controversy Pakistan's Foreign Office Spokesman Mohammad Faisal denied in a tweet that the issue of terrorism had been discussed at all. "Secretary Pompeo raised the importance of Pakistan taking decisive action against all terrorists operating in Pakistan and its vital role in promoting the Afghan peace process", the statement read. [Full Article...]

Trump falsely says Michael Cohen's actions 'weren't crimes'

Then why did Michael Cohen make those payments? The White House denied the president had lied, with Ms Sanders calling the assertion "ridiculous", but she offered no explanation for Mr Trump's shifting accounts. "He made the deals", Trump said. Used to the ever-present shadow of federal investigations, numbed West Wing staffers absorbed near-simultaneous announcements Tuesday of the Cohen plea... [Full Article...]

ED declared duly elected President

ED declared duly elected President Mnangagwa according to the elections body, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, ZEC, won 50.8% of votes in the election against MDC Alliance's Nelson Chamisa who got 44.3%. Worldwide monitors largely praised the conduct of the election itself, although European Union observers said that Mnangagwa, a former long-time Mugabe ally, benefited from an "un-level playing field". [Full Article...]

Trump Asked About Pardoning Manafort, Decided to Hold Off — Giuliani to WashPost

Trump Asked About Pardoning Manafort, Decided to Hold Off — Giuliani to WashPost The judge declared a mistrial on the 10 counts that jurors were unable to make a decision on. Duncan said that the remaining juror felt that she had reasonable doubt. She also claims at times the prosecution seemed uninterested in the proceedings. "They seemed very relaxed, feet up on the table bars and they showed a little bit of nearly disinterest to me, at times". [Full Article...]

USA woman gets five years in prison for leaking NSA document

USA woman gets five years in prison for leaking NSA document Moss told Law&Crime that "today's sentencing for Reality Winner is a reminder that, no matter how noble the arguable intention, the unauthorized dissemination of classified documents is a serious offense". She first leaked a classified report outlining the Russian government's attempts to hack into a voting software company based in Florida. Victor had been working with Pluribus Internatio... [Full Article...]

U.S. Attorney General hits back at Trump's criticism of his leadership

U.S. Attorney General hits back at Trump's criticism of his leadership However, Trump said he would not interfere in department matters. President Donald Trump expressed sympathy for his former campaign manager Paul Manafort and said he would remain "uninvolved" after he attacked Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the U.S. [Full Article...]

DNC Claimed Attempted Hack, Contacted FBI. That's Not What Happened

DNC Claimed Attempted Hack, Contacted FBI. That's Not What Happened The party official said it's not clear what third party was attempting the hack . An undated stock photo of code on a computer. This past Tuesday, the Democratic National Committee reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation that it had been targeted by a sophisticated cyberattack and they were proud of the fact that they had thwarted the attack. [Full Article...]

Anger over Ed Dept mulling federal money for guns in schools

Anger over Ed Dept mulling federal money for guns in schools Under the current guidelines for that part of the grant, the department encourages schools to increase access to mental health counseling, establish dropout prevention programs , reduce suspensions and expulsions and improve re-entry programs for students transitioning from the juvenile justice system. [Full Article...]

British woman freed for three days from Iranian prison, 'a gross injustice'

British woman freed for three days from Iranian prison, 'a gross injustice' He said: "The Free Nazanin campaign is very pleased to confirm that Nazanin was released from Evin prison on furlough this morning". The Free Nazanin campaign said that after several weeks of bureaucracy over her possible temporary furlough, Zaghari-Ratcliffe was told earlier on Thursday that she had 10 minutes to get ready because she was being released. [Full Article...]

Taiwan Loses Diplomatic Partner El Salvador to China

Taiwan Loses Diplomatic Partner El Salvador to China Officials from eSwatini say there are no plans to switch allegiance. It remains to be seen whether dishing out such extravagant sums on El Salvador adds to whispers of mounting pressure on Xi over the financing of the BRI, after at least one prominent intellectual argued that China would be better served addressing the issue of poverty at home before it engages in overseas adventurism. [Full Article...]

Iran unveils homemade fighter jet on National Defense Day

Iran unveils homemade fighter jet on National Defense Day Rouhani warned the Commander-in-Chief that a conflict would Iran would be the "mother of all wars". Despite the pomp, experts note the jet's similarity to the old USA -made F-5F fighter jets , which pre-revolutionary Iran bought hundreds of from the United States during the 1960s and '70s. [Full Article...]

Facebook Takes Down Political Influence Campaigns Operating in Russia, Iran Before Midterms

Facebook Takes Down Political Influence Campaigns Operating in Russia, Iran Before Midterms As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Without delving into specifics, the social media said the 284 deleted accounts were "engaging in coordinated manipulation". It had no obvious links to Iran and spread political messages relating to Syria and Ukraine and did not target the US. This group has been on the service since 2013 and Facebook has been invest... [Full Article...]

Jerusalem: Israel will pay ‘high price’ for embassy move

Jerusalem: Israel will pay ‘high price’ for embassy move Peace Now NGO, which closely monitors Israeli settlement building, said that almost 400 homes received final approval for construction to begin, while the rest await further bureaucratic approvals. Israel dismisses those arguments, blaming Palestinian intransigence, violence and "incitement" against it for stalled peace efforts. His predecessor Barack Obama said they were incompatible with a t... [Full Article...]

Bobi Wine’s emotional message to his children from detention

Bobi Wine’s emotional message to his children from detention Gulu Court martial has Thursday morning dropped charges against Kyadondo East Legislator Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine . Mr Bobi Wine , visibly looking weak, was on Wednesday evening flown to Gulu on charges of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition which it had preferred against the legislator. [Full Article...]

As floods recede, Keralites return to shattered homes; row over foreign help

As floods recede, Keralites return to shattered homes; row over foreign help On Tuesday, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where most of expatriates are from Kerala , had offered $100 million or Rs 700 crore as aid to the state to overcome the devastation caused by the worst floods in almost a century. It is also an indication of India's economic clout as the country has been providing aids to others. Notably, foreign aid was denied during Uttarakhand and Kashmir floods... [Full Article...]

Iranian cleric says Israel, US will be targeted if Washington attacks

Iranian cleric says Israel, US will be targeted if Washington attacks US National Security Advisor John Bolton spoke with reporters Wednesday after a three-day visit to Israel . Mr Bolton, who has previously called for for regime change in Iran, said that the fall of the government was not United States policy. [Full Article...]

No cancellation of Chinese projects yet, says PM

No cancellation of Chinese projects yet, says PM Several are schemes critical to the belt and road, chief among them a US$20 billion high-speed rail link on the Malaysian east coast and two energy pipelines costing US$2.3 billion. Mahathir said Li and Xi were good sports about the cancellation: "Initially, there were some misunderstandings, but now they understood why we do it". [Full Article...]

Two Iranians Arrested for Allegedly Spying on Israeli, Jewish Facilities in US

Two Iranians Arrested for Allegedly Spying on Israeli, Jewish Facilities in US According to charging documents, Doostdar entered the United States in about July 2017 allegedly to gather intelligence about targets considered enemies of the Tehran government, including Israeli and Jewish interests and the MEK, a dissident group that seeks regime change in Iran and that was listed by the U.S. [Full Article...]


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