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EU sanction threat 'no danger' to Hungary: PM Orban

EU sanction threat 'no danger' to Hungary: PM Orban To become the first-ever case of the European Parliament asking EU capitals to launch the punitive mechanism against one of their own, it must win the backing of at least 376 lawmakers and two thirds of the votes cast. Though defiant, he was resigned to the outcome, saying the parliament seemed to have already made up its mind. "So the plan is that if Hungary can not be forced to let in migran... [Full Article...]

Leaked video shows Google execs troubled by Trump election

Leaked video shows Google execs troubled by Trump election Brin said most people at the meeting were upset and saddened by an election outcome that indicated many people in the USA don't share the values of those at Google when it came to immigrants, minorities, women, and the world being left to children. [Full Article...]

Kremlin slams London’s reaction to interview with Skripal case suspects as ‘absurd’

Kremlin slams London’s reaction to interview with Skripal case suspects as ‘absurd’ It's famous not only in Europe, but in the whole world. Talking about his "contempt" for the Putin regime, he said: "When I became foreign secretary I thought there was no objective reason why we should be quite so hostile to Russian Federation". [Full Article...]

Idlib battle a climactic end to Syria rebellion?

Idlib battle a climactic end to Syria rebellion? President Erdogan of Turkey had been hoping to persuade President Putin of Russian Federation and President Rouhani of Iran, both of whom are backing Assad in the warzone, to agree to a ceasefire to spare the estimated three million people... [Full Article...]

Iraqi PM Abadi Says He Won’t ‘Cling To A Second Term’

Iraqi PM Abadi Says He Won’t ‘Cling To A Second Term’ Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister said Haider al-Abadi said he is not going to hold on to power. The outgoing Iraqi prime minister also called on political blocs to speed up their nomination of the three leadership posts of parliament speaker, president and prime minister. [Full Article...]

Super Typhoon Mangkhut makes landfall in the Philippines

Super Typhoon Mangkhut makes landfall in the Philippines They said the fast-moving typhoon has gained speed as it moves northwestward at 19 miles per hour. The typhoon's peak winds were stronger than those of Hurricane Florence in the United States after it piled into the Carolinas, before it was downgraded to a tropical storm. [Full Article...]

United States hurricane could kill 'a lot of people'

United States hurricane could kill 'a lot of people' Power outages, flooding and storm surge were the main concerns for the state as the Cat. Weather Underground meteorology director Jeff Masters said Florence eventually could strike as a Category 1 hurricane with winds less than 160 kph, but that could still cause at least $1 billion in damage. [Full Article...]

Trump disputes Puerto Rico's hurricane death toll. Here's how they are calculated

Trump disputes Puerto Rico's hurricane death toll. Here's how they are calculated In the Republican Party, the pressure to blindly support President Trump regardless of what he says or does can be intense-especially if a senator or representative is seeking reelection in the 2018 midterms. He's talking about the one a year ago because he's been tweeting a lot about how good a job he did responding to Hurricane Maria that decimated Puerto Rico last year, resulting in the... [Full Article...]

Russia's Putin inspects war games and vows to beef up army

Russia's Putin inspects war games and vows to beef up army The exercises, which are taking place in Siberia, Russia's far east and on its Pacific coast, involve 36,000 tanks and come amid hard relations between the west and Russia, and souring ties between China and the US. "My special commendation to the servicemen of the People's Republic of China", Mr Putin said. Sergei Shoigu and his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe visited the Tsugol firing range in ... [Full Article...]

Trump on Hurricane Maria

Trump on Hurricane Maria The loss of any life is tragic; the extent of lives lost as a result of Maria is heart-wrenching. At a campaign rally last week, 68 percent of the 88 factual claims uttered by Trump were deemed by the Fact Checker staff to be, as they wrote , "false, misleading or unsupported by evidence". [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence approaching Carolina coast, will move west this weekend

Hurricane Florence approaching Carolina coast, will move west this weekend About 10 million people could be affected by the storm and more than 1 million were ordered to evacuate the coasts of the Carolinas and Virginia, jamming westbound roads and highways for miles. Workers are being brought in from the Midwest and Florida to help in the storm's aftermath, it said. Winds are now expected at slightly less extreme levels, around the 120 miles-per-hour level associated ... [Full Article...]

Trump campaign chief Manafort will help Mueller investigation in plea deal

Trump campaign chief Manafort will help Mueller investigation in plea deal Now the special counsel's office can refocus on the central portion of its investigation - whether there was any co-ordination between the Russian government and the Trump team in 2016. With today's agreement, Manafort pleaded guilty to two counts: conspiracy against the United States including money laundering, tax fraud, operating as a foreign agent in violation of the Foreign Agents Registrat... [Full Article...]

'Thousands' abused by German priests

The aim of the study is to shed light on "this dark side of our Church, for the sake of those affected, but also for us ourselves to see the errors and to do everything to prevent them from being repeated". "I stress that the study is a measure that we owe not only to the Church but first and foremost, to those affected". Speaking on behalf of the Conference, Bishop Ackermann said that, while he... [Full Article...]

Pompeo slams Kerry for 'inappropriate' meetings with Iran officials

Pompeo slams Kerry for 'inappropriate' meetings with Iran officials Trump also targeted Kerry in May following a Boston Globe report about his meetings with officials involved in the Iran nuclear deal, which he helped craft while secretary of state under President Barack Obama. Kerry, in a radio interview with Fox News as part of a book tour, said he had met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif "three or four times" since the end of his term in J... [Full Article...]

Scott Morrison’s Twitter video causing social media uproar

Scott Morrison’s Twitter video causing social media uproar The artist then said he "just doesn't know why they took it down", adding that it's "a fun PARTY SONG that has no NEGATIVITY or HARM in it!" 'Astounding if Morrison tweeted this. The use of the song has got tongues wagging on Twitter , and most people are very confused. The accompanying track - Be Faithful by hype man Fatman Scoop - left many puzzled. [Full Article...]

Pres. Trump OKs sanctions for foreigners who meddle in elections

Pres. Trump OKs sanctions for foreigners who meddle in elections But the order received a lukewarm reception from bipartisan lawmakers pushing for a new sanctions law. Even if Congress fails to act, the national security adviser said there should be "full waiver authorities" for the president because the challenges and threats posed to the USA occur in a "broader world that is very complex". [Full Article...]

White House gives vaguest reason imaginable for Trump's cancelled trip to Ireland

White House gives vaguest reason imaginable for Trump's cancelled trip to Ireland The giant "baby Trump balloon" flown during the US President's trip to the US was set to take to the skies in Ireland during his visit. "There is an open invitation to the US President to visit Ireland at any time", he added. "I can confirm that the proposed visit of the US President is postponed", wrote Laura Durkan, a press officer with the Irish prime minister's office. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: Trump Moved $10M From FEMA to ICE

Hurricane Florence: Trump Moved $10M From FEMA to ICE It came in under budget for expenses including travel, training and office supplies and money was moved. "DHS/ FEMA stand fiscally and operationally ready to support current and future response and recovery needs", said FEMA spokesman Tyler Q. [Full Article...]

MA towns rocked by 20 MASSIVE explosions - One dead 13 injured

MA towns rocked by 20 MASSIVE explosions - One dead 13 injured An 18-year-old Lawrence man, Leonel Rondon, died when one explosion knocked over a chimney that fell on his auto , a spokesman at Massachusetts General Hospital said. "Columbia Gas is investigating what happened on its system today", NiSource spokesman Ken Stammen said. It is not clear whether maintenance work was happening at the time of the blasts. [Full Article...]

Prosecutors file new charges against Paul Manafort, signaling a plea deal

Prosecutors file new charges against Paul Manafort, signaling a plea deal Manafort was facing a second trial set to begin on Monday on charges related to Ukrainian political consulting work, including failing to register as a foreign agent. Manafort had the choice to consolidate both cases into one but declined. A mistrial was declared on the remaining 10 charges after jurors could not reach a unanimous verdict. [Full Article...]


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