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Thin ice for new acting AG? Trump says 'I don't know' him

Thin ice for new acting AG? Trump says 'I don't know' him Whitaker, who is now overseeing the Mueller investigation after Attorney General Jeff Sessions stepped down, has come under fire for expressing deeply critical views of the probe in the past. Whitaker has criticized the probe in the past as too wide-ranging, which has raised concerns among Democrats that Sessions' ouster and Whitaker's appointment might be precursors to Trump moving to end it. [Full Article...]

Cold Lakers to hear ringing of bells to mark anniversary

Cold Lakers to hear ringing of bells to mark anniversary Mullen served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2007-11. But Sarah and Nicole will strike their's 21 more times at 11:11, 21-gun salute-style. Trinity United Church and St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church will toll their bells 104 times, one for every name on the cenotaph. Although the United States entered the war in the later stage, many Americans had disagreed with the decision to join... [Full Article...]

California Faces Its Most Destructive Wildfire In State History

California Faces Its Most Destructive Wildfire In State History It has since doubled in size to 83,275 acres acres, destroying at least 177 homes and forcing the evacuation of more than 265,000 people. The town, situated on a ridge between two valleys, was a popular retirement community, raising concerns of elderly and immobile residents who have been reported missing. [Full Article...]

Retired Austrian colonel suspected of spying for Russian Federation

Retired Austrian colonel suspected of spying for Russian Federation In the ambassador's absence, the Russian charge d'affaires had been summoned to the Foreign Ministry "and anything further we will discuss with our European partners", the chancellor said. The SVR, Russia's foreign intelligence service, has refused to comment on the Austrian Chancellor's accusations. He said that the colonel had handed over "technical equipment", including his laptop which i... [Full Article...]

Surgeons in Australia separating conjoined girls from Bhutan

Surgeons in Australia separating conjoined girls from Bhutan The girls are joined at the torso and share a liver and possibly a bowel, their doctor said, adding "our challenge will be to reconstruct their abdominal walls to close it over", the BBC reported. "We didn't find surprises", said Joe Crameri, who led the surgery at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne . Surgeons were also able to divide the liver without compromising the girls, and are ho... [Full Article...]

Melbourne Terror Attack: One Dead After Knife Rampage

Melbourne Terror Attack: One Dead After Knife Rampage He was shot by an officer and was rushed to hospital, but he has since died. "For operational matters we now have the counter-terrorism command and the homicide squad dealing with this matter, and there are ongoing investigations being conducted by the counter-terrorism command", he continued. [Full Article...]

Florida recounts begin as tensions escalate across state

Florida recounts begin as tensions escalate across state This has seen tensions flare in the Florida Senate race, the outcome of which is growing increasingly uncertain. The Broward Supervisor of Elections office will begin recounting votes Sunday at 7am. " Bill Nelson's lawyers, who is trying to steal this election, they went to federal court today trying to get the certification postponed", Scott told Hannity. [Full Article...]

Marise Payne's China trip may indicate a diplomatic thaw

Marise Payne's China trip may indicate a diplomatic thaw Australian public broadcaster ABC News said centerpiece of the new Australian prime minister's thinking would be a 2 billion Australian dollar (€1.3 billion) infrastructure bank for the Pacific. The foreign consortium said the treasurer's preliminary decision did not constitute "an adverse reflection" of its existing Australian operations. "It supports jobs, it helps us to increase living standa... [Full Article...]

Pres. Trump, First Lady head to France for WWI ceremony

Pres. Trump, First Lady head to France for WWI ceremony He made the decision to attend in August, after determining the ninety million dollar price tag for a military parade at home was too much. Emmanuel Macron appeared to grab Donald Trump's arm outside the President's official residence Élysée Palace. [Full Article...]

Four UK ministers near quitting government over Brexit

Four UK ministers near quitting government over Brexit About 700,000 people rallied for a new Brexit referendum last month, the second largest march in recent memory, with consternation centred on the government's apparent failure to secure an acceptable deal. Its leader Arlene Foster said Friday she could not vote for the deal if it could see the province treated differently from the rest of the UK. In an interview with Sky News on Saturday, Fox ... [Full Article...]

UK PM faces fury of Northern Irish allies over Brexit

UK PM faces fury of Northern Irish allies over Brexit The party accused the prime minister of breaking a promise that that she would never sign up to a deal that treated Northern Ireland differently from the rest of the UK. "It must be built on to ensure our rights are protected and translated into legally operable and binding text as part of any withdrawal agreement". [Full Article...]

Federal appeal court says Trump CANNOT immediately end Obama's DACA

Federal appeal court says Trump CANNOT immediately end Obama's DACA UC President Janet Napolitano was the USA secretary of Homeland Security under President Obama when he created DACA. The president is also fighting in two other federal appeals courts, which are reviewing a legal challenge by states, local governments and immigrant rights groups trying to save the program, USA Today reports. [Full Article...]

British minister optimistic about Brexit deal with EU

Eloise Todd, head of the anti-Brexit campaign group Best for Britain, said: "This is an incredibly courageous move from Jo Johnson at a time when the public desperately needs more MPs to act in the national interest". Lidington has insisted the government remains confident it can get its Brexit deal through parliament, despite the Democratic Unionist party (DUP) warning it was prepared to vote i... [Full Article...]

Authorities believe Thousand Oaks gunman posted on social media before attack

Authorities believe Thousand Oaks gunman posted on social media before attack It was his 22-year-old son's friends, who told him about the shooting at Borderline. Among those killed was a man, who had survived the Las Vegas massacre in 2017. "The second time around doesn't get any easier". "I'm super upset that it happened in our home, and I feel very bad for the families that have to go through this", Merrill said at the vigil. [Full Article...]

Three stabbed in Australian city, terror not suspected

Three stabbed in Australian city, terror not suspected After the explosion, the man used a large knife to attack shoppers, injuring 3 of them. He died in hospital. In a press conference , Victoria Police Superintendent David Clayton told reporters that one of the people stabbed had died at the scene. [Full Article...]

Floods kill 7 in Jordan, visitors seek high ground in ancient Petra

Floods kill 7 in Jordan, visitors seek high ground in ancient Petra The Jordanian military said that that it has sent soldiers and helicopters to assist in search operations. Five people have already been confirmed dead in the area southwest of the capital Amman after torrential rains swept the south of the kingdom. [Full Article...]

Death toll from Somalia hotel attack rises

Death toll from Somalia hotel attack rises Hotel guards and CID officers opened fire after the twin blasts. Parliament speaker Mohamed Mursal said the attackers deliberately targeted civilians. "Many more were wounded", witness Abdirahman Suleyman told AFP . The bombs destroyed parts of the hotel perimeter despite layered security, and several shops and other buildings nearby were flattened. [Full Article...]

USA to end refuelling of Saudi-coalition aircraft in Yemen war

USA to end refuelling of Saudi-coalition aircraft in Yemen war In January 2016, Saudi Arabia said the USA and United Kingdom military advisers were in the command and control center for strikes on Yemen and had access to lists of targets. The coalition has come under heavy criticism for its relentless airstrikes since 2015, which United Nations experts say have caused the majority of the estimated 10,000 civilian deaths in the conflict and could constitute ... [Full Article...]

United States presses China to halt militarization of South China Sea

United States presses China to halt militarization of South China Sea Top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi (YAHNG jee-uh-CHERR) is making his government's position clear after the latest round of U.S. A "frank" exchange of views can be expected in top-level diplomatic and security talks between the United States and China on Friday, including on issues such as human rights and the South China Sea , the U.S. [Full Article...]

Erdogan says he gave audio tapes of Khashoggi's death to Saudi officials

Erdogan says he gave audio tapes of Khashoggi's death to Saudi officials Officials from Saudi Arabia, the United States, Germany, France and Britain have listened to audio recordings related to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul , Turkey's president said Saturday, in the first public acknowledgement of the existence of tapes of the slaying. [Full Article...]


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