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US crude sinks 4.2%, after Treasury eases Iran sanctions fears

US crude sinks 4.2%, after Treasury eases Iran sanctions fears The Iranian government says Washington's decision to impose sanctions violates a bilateral treaty and it has filed a suit with the ICJ in The Hague, the Netherlands. Ministers from Germany, France, Britain and the European Union governing body had requested exemptions for businesses in finance, energy and healthcare. [Full Article...]

U.S. presses China and Russian Federation to enforce sanctions on North Korea

U.S. presses China and Russian Federation to enforce sanctions on North Korea Diplomats expect Mr Pompeo to push for strict enforcement of UN sanctions on North Korea during the meeting, which will also be attended by South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung Wha and Japan's UN Ambassador Koro Bessho. China's U.N. Ambassador Ma Zhaoxu said China was committed to denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and to the promotion of dialogue and negotiations. [Full Article...]

United States officials in the dark over Trump's Helsinki deals

United States officials in the dark over Trump's Helsinki deals Trump touched off a major political controversy following his comments on the alleged meddling of the 2016 U.S. presidential election by Russian Federation at his joint press conference with Putin in Helsinki. Trump's public doubting of Russia's responsibility in a joint news conference with Putin on Monday provoked withering criticism from Democrats and Republicans alike and forced the presiden... [Full Article...]

White House rejects Putin idea for Ukraine referendum

Ambassador Anatoly Antonov said the Kremlin was ready to discuss the offer made by the USA president, amid continuing domestic criticism of his first meeting with the Russian leader in Helsinki. He said it was "the president's prerogative" to keep his discussions with Putin to himself. The White House and the State Department did not respond to a request for comment on the Syria proposals. [Full Article...]

Rahul Gandhi Hugged PM in Parliment during No Confidence Motion

Rahul Gandhi Hugged PM in Parliment during No Confidence Motion Earlier in the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to the MPs to rise to the occasion and ensure a constructive debate. Meanwhile, ahead of the trust vote on Friday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi attacked the Narendra Modi-led BJP government for the lack of jobs and PM Modi's pre-poll promise of depositing Rs 15 lakh in bank accounts of the poor. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump says he looks forward to second meeting with Vladimir Putin

Donald Trump says he looks forward to second meeting with Vladimir Putin The Republican-controlled House is moving ahead with a spending bill that eliminates new money for election security grants to states. He said it would have been naive to expect that the Helsinki summit could have resolved problems that had built up over many years in the space of a few hours. [Full Article...]

Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle abruptly leaves the network

Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle abruptly leaves the network Fox News's statement followed confirmation of Guilfoyle's exit from Donald Trump Jr . adviser Andrew Surabain, who tweeted this afternoon that she will be on the campaign trail with Don Junior, who she is dating , for Republicans in the fall. [Full Article...]

Sanders slams Trump for standing up to migrant children but not Putin

Sanders slams Trump for standing up to migrant children but not Putin During a joint press conference with Putin after their meeting in Helsinki, Trump said he didn't see " any reason " why Russian Federation would meddle, adding that Putin was " extremely strong and powerful in his denial ". Putin has rejected accusations that his government meddled in the election won by Trump. The idea of allowing a foreign power to quiz US citizens sparked outrage and the US... [Full Article...]

Dollar Tumbles After Trump Claims China, EU Manipulate Currencies

This was not the first time Trump departed from a long-standing practice by U.S. presidents of respecting the Federal Reserve's independence by refraining from commenting on interest rates or the value of the United States dollar, a custom he dismissed. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation ready to discuss Putin Washington visit: Ifax

Russian Federation ready to discuss Putin Washington visit: Ifax Putin and Trump have both publicly talked about the agreement since Helsinki, albeit indirectly. The White House, with Trump under fierce criticism in the United States, did on Thursday reject Putin's proposal that Russian authorities be present for the questioning of Americans it accuses of "illegal activities", including a former USA ambassador to Moscow . [Full Article...]

Trump and Putin discussed possible referendum in eastern Ukraine

Trump and Putin discussed possible referendum in eastern Ukraine The two leaders met for more than two hours and after that, they addressed a joint press conference . "Somehow America seems to forget the history of Russia's efforts to undermine western democracy for decades now", Pompeo said. This backlash inspired an unbelievable (and rare) Trump walkback: He'd meant to say that he saw no reason why Russian Federation "wouldn't" have been involved i... [Full Article...]

Eight injured after knife attack on bus in Germany

Investigators found a flammable substance in a backpack aboard the bus, but no explosives. Witnesses said the man pulled the knife from a backpack and started cutting passengers. He was a 34-year-old German national, Luebeck's chief prosecutor, Ulla Hingst, said, according to the Associated Press. He is not believed to have been politically radicalised and there were no signs of a terrorist ba... [Full Article...]

Israel launches waves of strikes across Gaza after soldier killed

Israel launches waves of strikes across Gaza after soldier killed Israel says it has no interest is engaging in another war with Hamas, but says it will no longer tolerate the Gaza militant campaign of daily flying incendiary kites and balloons across the border that have torched Israeli crops, burned nature reserves and killed wildlife. [Full Article...]

Trump Says NATO Members Agreed to 'Substantially Up' Contributions

Trump Says NATO Members Agreed to 'Substantially Up' Contributions The President singled out Germany for particular criticism over low spending, accusing the nation of being a "captive" of Russian Federation because of a multibillion-dollar pipeline deal. "The American president demanded what has been discussed for months, that there is a change in the burden sharing", Merkel said. "And that this is in our own interests and that it will make us stronger". [Full Article...]

Geraldo on Helsinki Fallout: 'Trump Derangement Syndrome Is a Real Thing'

Geraldo on Helsinki Fallout: 'Trump Derangement Syndrome Is a Real Thing' Sanders said Putin's proposal was "made in sincerity", but Trump "disagrees with it". I will say this, I don't see any reason why it would be. That next meeting may be at the White House. At the same time, Trump said he wants to work with Putin and is preparing for another meeting. In the CBS interview, Trump asserted he was leading a hard-line policy on Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Trump says looks forward to second Putin meeting

Exactly what Mr. Trump and Putin discussed, and what agreement or agreements they reached, has been the topic of much discussion and confusion . Trump received bipartisan criticism from both sides of the political divide in the U.S., prompting him to backtrack in a prepared statement. [Full Article...]

Back UK PM May or face national election, Brexit rebels told

Back UK PM May or face national election, Brexit rebels told The vote, by a margin of 305-301, came amid desperate Government efforts to fend off defeat on a second amendment to its flagship Trade Bill, which would require her to try to keep Britain in a customs union with the EU after Brexit. At a session of parliament, May stood firm after being challenged by one pro-Brexit lawmaker in her party to explain when she had chose to change her catchphrase from... [Full Article...]

Knife man attacks bus passengers in Germany

A suspect has been arrested after the incident in the Kuecknitz district of the city, north-east of Hamburg. "The identity of the perpetrator has been clarified: a 34-year-old German citizen resident in Luebeck", police said on Twitter. "We are examining the situation and will give more information later", police said. Lübeck police were not immediately available for comment. In Berlin in ... [Full Article...]

British police believe they know suspects in spy Novichok poisoning

British police believe they know suspects in spy Novichok poisoning A British investigation concluded that Russian Federation was responsible for the attack, identifying the substance involved as a Novichok nerve agent, which is a military-grade chemical dating back to the Soviet era. He adjourned the proceedings until January. Other operations are ongoing, with police divers seen going into a local river and officers searching a playground in Salisbury on t... [Full Article...]

Time magazine cover morphs Donald Trump into Vladimir Putin

Russia's ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov said Friday that the two leaders had discussed the possibility of a referendum in separatist-leaning eastern Ukraine. He said issues such as limiting their nuclear arsenals or ending the Syrian war were being affected by U.S. internal critics of Mr Trump . "There are many answers, some easy and some hard, to these problems. [Full Article...]


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