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Inquest opens into British woman poisoned by nerve agent

Inquest opens into British woman poisoned by nerve agent Sky said the investigators were sure the perpetrators were Russian . Britain has blamed Russian Federation for the poisonings and identified the poison as Novichok, a deadly group of nerve agents developed by the Soviet military in the 1970s and 1980s. [Full Article...]

Woman injured in possible barricade situation at Trader Joe's in California

Woman injured in possible barricade situation at Trader Joe's in California Lopez says the suspect shot multiple rounds at officers during the chase but no officers were struck. A suspect being chased by police crashed his vehicle, got out and ran into the Trader Joe's store in the Silverlake neighbourhood, according to local media. [Full Article...]

Dublin ready to ‘change gear’ in preparation for Brexit

Dublin ready to ‘change gear’ in preparation for Brexit He described the meeting as "constructive" and offered to meet Michel Barnier throughout August to "intensify" talks and "get some energy" into them. "What we are doing at the moment is working for a deal", she told members of the House of Commons liaison committee. [Full Article...]

Israel adopts divisive Jewish nation-state law

Israel adopts divisive Jewish nation-state law Factions of Israeli society, especially the religious-nationalist and the ultra-Orthodox camps, have been bitterly opposed to the many advances that Israel has made since its founding and that make us so proud: women's and LGBTQ rights, multiculturalism, religious freedom, and especially minority rights for Arab citizens. [Full Article...]

Trump Says He’s ‘Not Happy About’ Feds Raising Interest Rates

Trump Says He’s ‘Not Happy About’ Feds Raising Interest Rates According to the US, China uses predatory practices in a push to challenge American technological dominance - and allegedly forces American companies to hand over technology in exchange for access to the Chinese market. Mr. Trump reiterated his claim that the U.S.is "being taken advantage of" on issues including trade policy. Earlier this year, he invoked national security as a justification for t... [Full Article...]

Number of modern slaves estimated 'hidden' in UK rises tenfold to 136,000

Number of modern slaves estimated 'hidden' in UK rises tenfold to 136,000 These 10 countries account for 60 percent of people living in modern slavery. India was home to the largest total number with an estimated 8 million slaves among its 1.3 billion population, according to Walk Free's 2018 calculation. "For example, we know that criminals involved in these types of exploitation are going into online spaces to enable their criminality", the NCA's deputy director a... [Full Article...]

Malcolm Turnbull tells Pope to sack Archbishop Philip Wilson

Malcolm Turnbull tells Pope to sack Archbishop Philip Wilson The Vatican had no comment on Turnbull's remark, one of the sharpest interventions by a politician concerning the Catholic Church since former Irish prime minister Enda Kenny accused the Holy See of obstructing investigations into sexual abuse by priests in 2011. [Full Article...]

Senate, after Helsinki, eyes swift sanctions in case of more election meddling

Senate, after Helsinki, eyes swift sanctions in case of more election meddling Cornyn said those steps could include new sanctions against Russian Federation to punish that country for its meddling in United States elections, something Cornyn said he supports. Condemnation of the president was swift, and came from both sides of the aisle, with Flake calling Trump's statements "shameful" and Sen. Republican Senator Jeff Flake and Democratic Senator Chris Coons were ... [Full Article...]

The White House week when 'no' meant 'yes'

The White House week when 'no' meant 'yes' Axios reports that Putin proposed that Russia be allowed to question several U.S. citizens, including former U.S. Ambassador to Russia and a U.S. investor, in exchange for Russian interviews for Robert Mueller's probe, but the deal was shot down after backlash from the State Department. [Full Article...]

Arrest warrants for Catalan politicians dropped by Spanish court

Arrest warrants for Catalan politicians dropped by Spanish court Aamer Anwar , a lawyer for one of the other figures whose warrant was lifted, former Catalan Education Minister Clara Ponsati who is now a university professor in Scotland, said: "It's excellent news, with regards to my client Clara Ponsati, and obviously for Puigdemont. [Full Article...]

Trump vows to be Putin's worst enemy if talks don't work out

Putin reportedly said he had agreed not to discuss the proposal publicly while Trump was considering it. He clarified it a day later, claiming he should have said he didn't see any reason why it "wouldn't" be Russian Federation that meddled. [Full Article...]

Trump tariffs would cause vehicle prices to soar, wipe out jobs

Trump tariffs would cause vehicle prices to soar, wipe out jobs Dozens representing domestic and worldwide companies and labor groups voiced their concerns along with officials from Korea, Japan and the European Union. In that case, American steel producers and steelworker unions lobbied for tariffs, giving Mr Trump political cover to eventually slap duties on foreign shipments. [Full Article...]

President Trump Calls Former Lawyer Michael Cohen's Phone-Taping 'Perhaps Illegal'

President Trump Calls Former Lawyer Michael Cohen's Phone-Taping 'Perhaps Illegal' The raid, conducted under a search warrant, was aimed at seizing records related to two women who received payments in the run-up to the 2016 election after they alleged extramarital affairs with Trump, among other documents. Giuliani also denied Trump had an affair with McDougal. The discussion, Giuliani said, involved their intention "to reimburse AMI for what they laid out and to do it by check... [Full Article...]

Secret Service agent dies after suffering stroke in Scotland

Secret Service agent dies after suffering stroke in Scotland Mr Remagen, a former USA marine who had 19 years' experience in the secret service , died in Scotland on Tuesday, surrounded by members of his family. We are all forever grateful for the service and sacrifice of the men and women of the United States Secret Service, some of the greatest and bravest people in the country. [Full Article...]

"Illegal": Trump After Reports That Lawyer Taped Conversation With Model

The FBI seized documents and files as part of that investigation, which stemmed in part from a referral by the U.S. special counsel's office, which is looking into possible co-ordination during the 2016 election campaign between Mr Trump's aides and Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Trump threatens tariffs on all US$505 billion of Chinese imports

Trump made the statements online even as in a televised interview on CNBC he threatened to slap $500 million in tariffs on China in an escalating trade war. So the Fed's rate hikes have lit a fire under the US dollar, something which tends to widen the country's trade deficit as foreign countries with weaker currencies become much cheaper to import from. [Full Article...]

Novichok victim Charlie Rowley discharged from Salisbury hospital

Novichok victim Charlie Rowley discharged from Salisbury hospital Salisbury District Hospital say their thoughts are with the family and friends of Charlie's partner, Dawn Sturgess at this time 'as they go through the hard process of coming to terms with her death'. Wilkinson said that while Rowley had been discharged, it was a "day tinged with sadness for everyone" as they remembered Sturgess. Yesterday's hearing was told "10 times the amount of Novichok the ... [Full Article...]

MISSOURI BOAT ACCIDENT: Witness says storm that sank boat appeared suddenly

MISSOURI BOAT ACCIDENT: Witness says storm that sank boat appeared suddenly Barlow says there are ways to stay safe on the water like having life jackets and checking the weather constantly - even when you expect a sunny clear day. She said this was the company's only accident in more than 40 years of operation. Nine of the 17 people who died when a tour boat sank in a Missouri lake were from the same family, according to the governor of Missouri. [Full Article...]

Trump Questions NATO Mutual Defense Pact, Citing Montenegro

Trump Questions NATO Mutual Defense Pact, Citing Montenegro Now I understand that - but that's the way it was set up. But I took over the conversation three or four days ago and said, "You have to pay". "It was very unfair, they weren't paying". In reaction to Trump's press conference - where he also blamed both the US and Russian Federation for poor relations - Brennan called Trump's behavior treasonous and suggested that his national security team ... [Full Article...]

Russian warship carrying £100BILLION worth of GOLD found off South Korea

Russian warship carrying £100BILLION worth of GOLD found off South Korea In today's values, 200 tonnes of gold would be worth a whopping £100 billion. A separate 10 percent would be invested into tourism projects on Ulleungdo Island, including a museum centered around the ship. Russian scholars raise doubts about the existence of gold on the ship, saying such valuable cargo would not have been transported by warship, instead of trains, which are much safer. [Full Article...]


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