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USA prosecutors grant Trump Organization CFO immunity in Cohen probe

USA prosecutors grant Trump Organization CFO immunity in Cohen probe Long-time Trump Organisation finance chief Allen Weisselberg received immunity to talk to federal prosecutors in the investigation into hush money Cohen paid to two women who claimed affairs with Mr Trump, the Wall Street Journal and NBC News. [Full Article...]

Trump fumes at Sessions but worries about reaction if he fires him

Trump fumes at Sessions but worries about reaction if he fires him That was a response to Mr. Trump's interview with "Fox & Friends" Thursday morning in which Mr. Trump said Sessions never "took control" of the Justice Department . Sessions, a longtime United States senator and early supporter of Trump's presidential bid, first drew the president's ire when he recused himself in March 2017 from issues involving the 2016 White House race. [Full Article...]

'No greater friends': Trump tweets his congratulations to new PM Morrison

Australia's new prime minister began his first full day Saturday (Aug 25) with a phone call to Donald Trump as he set about restoring faith in his "battered and bruised" government after a tumultuous week. Evangelical Christian Scott Morrison , who emerged as Australia's Prime Minister on Friday after a ruling party bun fight, is a key architect of the country's controversial "stop the boats" p... [Full Article...]

Area travel agent recommends vigilance, common sense for vacationers going to Mexico

Area travel agent recommends vigilance, common sense for vacationers going to Mexico The report goes on to say that bodies of two victims were found from an abandoned taxi. While the killings did not take place directly in Cancun's beach-side hotel area, the city is still a risky one that has been mired with homicides, carjackings, kidnappings and muggings for several decades. [Full Article...]

Trump executive granted immunity in Cohen inquiry

It was not clear whether Weisselberg and Pecker testified as part of investigations targeting someone other than Cohen. "The 13 Angry Democrats (plus people who worked 8 years for Obama) working on the rigged Russia Witch Hunt, will be MEDDLING with the mid-term elections, especially now that Republicans (stay tough!) are taking the lead in Polls", Trump tweeted in May. [Full Article...]

Trump congratulates new Australian PM

Trump congratulates new Australian PM In a phone call with Turnbull, the newly inaugurated US President called the arrangement "the worst deal ever" and called the conversation "the worst call by far" he had had with a world leader. Members of Australia's conservative Liberal Party are meeting at Parliament House to choose a new prime minister. "My course from here is to provide absolute loyalty to Scott Morrison to make sure that w... [Full Article...]

Yemen: Air raids kill dozens of children

Yemen: Air raids kill dozens of children At least 26 people, mostly children, have been killed in a Saudi-led airstrike in Yemen's coastal town of Hodeidah, local media report. In addition to that strike, four other children were killed in a separate air strike in Al-Durayhimi, also on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Trump withdraws $200mn aid to Palestine

Trump withdraws $200mn aid to Palestine The US has already frozen hundreds of millions in funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), and Friday's announcement follows through on President Donald Trump's threat to cut aid to the Palestinians over their refusal to strike a peace deal with Israel . [Full Article...]

Pope to meet sexual abuse victims during Ireland trip, Vatican says

Pope to meet sexual abuse victims during Ireland trip, Vatican says It will be a very different Ireland Pope Francis will visit this time. A new generation has shed traditional mores and Ireland, which has a gay prime minister, has in recent years voted to legalise same-sex marriage and abortion - both once unthinkable. [Full Article...]

Tunnel Discovered Beneath Arizona KFC Leads To Drug Smuggling Home In Mexico

Tunnel Discovered Beneath Arizona KFC Leads To Drug Smuggling Home In Mexico Agent Brown said authorities found 118 kilos of methamphetamine, six grams of cocaine, three kilos of fentanyl, 13 kilos of white heroin, and six kilos of brown heroin inside the boxes. On the Mexican side of the tunnel, the "entry point was found at a residential compound, accessed through a trap door under a bed", Brown said at the news conference. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom tour operator removes guests from Egyptian hotel after couple dies

United Kingdom tour operator removes guests from Egyptian hotel after couple dies On Tuesday, John Cooper, 69 died at his hotel room at the Steigenberger Aqua Magic Hotel in Hurghada and the preliminary medical examination shows that the cause was respiratory heart failure, and there was no evidence of criminal foul play, the statement said. [Full Article...]

Brexit: UK warns of higher costs if talks fail

Brexit: UK warns of higher costs if talks fail He said: 'A no deal Brexit would be a complete failure by the Government to negotiate for Britain. The government said in its SI published on Tuesday that if Britain leaves the bloc with no transition deal next March, the European Union would automatically become a "third country". [Full Article...]

North Korea halts dismantlement of key missile site

North Korea halts dismantlement of key missile site North Korean state media has repeatedly mentioned this as a key roadblock to moving talks forward. This is largely due to the "natural wedge" which exists between Washington and Seoul , with the former focused on denuclearization above all else and the latter looking towards a broader peace regime, Jeong-ho Roh and Adena Peckler of the Center for Korean Legal Studies at Columbia University sa... [Full Article...]

Pakistan snubs U.S. ahead of Pompeo visit

Pakistan snubs U.S. ahead of Pompeo visit Pompeo, who is expected in Islamabad on September 5, would be the first foreign dignitary to meet Imran Khan . Qureshi said that everyone was aware that Jammu and Kashmir was a core issue but there were other issues such as the water crisis which needed to be discussed between the two South Asian neighbours. [Full Article...]

US, China swap tariffs on billions in goods as sides hold talks

US, China swap tariffs on billions in goods as sides hold talks In the first round of tariff hikes, U.S. President Donald Trump imposed 25 percent duties on $34 billion of Chinese imports on July 6. Beijing issued a $60 billion list of American products for retaliation if Washington goes ahead with that. [Full Article...]

S.Africa lashes Trump over land ‘seizures tweet

S.Africa lashes Trump over land ‘seizures tweet But on Thursday, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert declined to disavow the notion that white people are under attack in South Africa. Prior to this initiative, white landowners were able to sell their land back to the government so it could be redistributed to black South Africans. [Full Article...]

Preliminary Autopsy Reveals How Police Believe Mollie Tibbetts Died

Preliminary Autopsy Reveals How Police Believe Mollie Tibbetts Died Mollie Tibbetts's death has been ruled as a homicide, according to an official press release by the Iowa Department of Public Safety , which contains autopsy results. Our family has been blessed to be surrounded by love, friendship and support throughout this entire ordeal by friends from all different nations and races. [Full Article...]

Australia’s ‘accidental prime minister’ Scott Morrison promises stability

Australia’s ‘accidental prime minister’ Scott Morrison promises stability Given that the government has a one-seat majority, his political retirement would trigger a special election in his Sydney district that could imperil the government. Malcolm Turnbull , center, speaks during a press conference with Scott Morrison, left, and Minister for Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg at the Parliament House in Canberra on August 20, 2018. [Full Article...]

Cohen plea deal doesn't mean it implicates Trump: White House

Cohen plea deal doesn't mean it implicates Trump: White House Daniels is the adult film actress who claimed to have sex with Trump in 2006. KEITH: No, he said. Prosecutors have alleged that there were communications between Cohen , Pecker, and Cohen about the hush money payments. TRUMP: Later on I knew. He told Fox News in an interview aired Thursday that he knew about payments "later on". TRUMP: What he did - and they weren't taken out of campaign ... [Full Article...]

Trump calls off Pompeo North Korea trip, blasts China

Trump calls off Pompeo North Korea trip, blasts China In another tweet , the president added Mr Pompeo would still head to North Korea "in the near future", saying this would likely occur when the US-China trading relationship is "resolved". The decision marks a rare admission from Trump that North Korea's denuclearization is not going as well as hoped. Trump has used the summit he held with Kim in Singapore as a measure of his success as presiden... [Full Article...]


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