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Senators push sanctions to send Putin message on election interference

Senators push sanctions to send Putin message on election interference House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Trey Gowdy noted that the indictment said there is no evidence the vote count was affected, "but that was not likely for a lack of trying". Corker is pushing for sanctions against the 12 Russian intelligence officials who hacked into Democratic National Committee computers during the 2016 presidential election. [Full Article...]

'Fox And Friends' avoids questioning Kellyanne Conway about CNN reporter ban

'Fox And Friends' avoids questioning Kellyanne Conway about CNN reporter ban She had joined other reporters asking the president about a pre-election recording between him and his lawyer, Michael Cohen, where they discussed buying the rights to the Playboy model Karen McDougal's story of an alleged affair with Mr Trump . [Full Article...]

Erdogan calls Israel world’s ‘most fascist, racist’ state

Erdogan calls Israel world’s ‘most fascist, racist’ state However, the two sides continue to trade with each other. "Hitler's spirit has re-emerged among administrators in Israel ". Last week, Israel's parliament (Knesset) adopted a controversial bill that declares the occupying entity "the nation-state of the Jewish people", in what is widely criticized as an apartheid measure that could lead to discrimination against its own Arab population. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star vandalized, reports say

Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star vandalized, reports say The star, which recognizes Trump for his work on the reality show " The Apprentice ", will be covered for several days as the Hollywood Historic Trust repairs it. Though Trump's star has been vandalized a number of times , this marks the second instance in two years that it has been completely destroyed. "The Hollywood Historic Trust will fix the star immediately but requires several days of ... [Full Article...]

Rate decision a test for Turkey’s central bank

Rate decision a test for Turkey’s central bank This at a time when the world's 17th largest economy struggles with a plunging currency-the lira has fallen 20% against the USA dollar since January. The meeting was widely seen by as a test of how the bank would act under the new executive presidential system , which went into effect this month and gave Erdogan sweeping new powers. [Full Article...]

'No evidence' to back IS claim for deadly Toronto attack

'No evidence' to back IS claim for deadly Toronto attack March urged the city to instead tackle the root causes of this gun violence, citing populations where poverty and violence have become normalised, exacerbating mental health and addiction issues as well as unemployment. Hussain lived with his parents in the building, and neighbours said the family was Pakistani. "I can't believe it's him", Aamir Sukhera told reporters. [Full Article...]

Pompeo declares USA won't recognize Crimea as part of Russian Federation

Pompeo declares USA won't recognize Crimea as part of Russian Federation After Pompeo's most recent trip to North Korea, Kim accused the envoy of making "gangster-like" demands. In a " Crimea Declaration" issued shortly before his testimony to a Senate committee, Pompeo restated USA policy rejecting the annexation. [Full Article...]

Turkey places jailed United States cleric under house arrest

Turkey places jailed United States cleric under house arrest The pastor, who denies the charges, faces up to 35 years in jail if found guilty. USA pastor Andrew Brunson reacts as he arrives at his home after being released from the prison in Izmir, Turkey, July 25, 2018 . U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Vice Chair Kristina Arriaga urged the Trump administration and Congress to "respond strongly and swiftly with targeted sanctions" if T... [Full Article...]

Stillborn found inside AirAsia flight from Guwahati

Stillborn found inside AirAsia flight from Guwahati AirAsia India said the newborn was found lifeless by staff onboard as they were preparing for landing. The Imphal-Guwahati-Delhi flight took off from Guwahati at 12:50 PM and landed at 3:15 PM at Delhi airport . In a statement, AirAsia said the woman was identified on questioning of all female passengers onboard. "After questioning, the 19-year-old admitted that she had delivered a premature ... [Full Article...]

North Korea making 'fissile material', US Secretary of State admits

North Korea making 'fissile material', US Secretary of State admits The website also urged the U.S. to do its best in enforcing what was agreed upon during the summit with North Korea last month, saying that formally ending the war can be its first step. The caskets had previously been stored near the North Korea-South Korea border, Yonhap reported. "To claim that something new or different has occurred here - no, North Korea is playing its normal game", the Ore... [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia Halts Oil Shipments At Key Chokepoint

Saudi Arabia Halts Oil Shipments At Key Chokepoint Shipments through the world's major oil transit route in the Red Sea have been halted by Saudi Arabia , following attacks on two oil tankers by Yemen's Houthi rebels earlier Wednesday. Falih also said one of the VLCCs had sustained "minimal damage" and efforts were underway to move it to the nearest Saudi port. "No injuries nor oil spill have been reported", Aramco said. [Full Article...]

Final members of sarin attack cult are executed in Japan

She said at a news conference that the six executed Thursday had collaborated with Asahara and other cult members systematically to conduct an unprecedentedly heinous crime that should never be repeated. Its name, Aum Shinrikyo , means Supreme Truth. The two others were convicted in other crimes, including the 1989 murders of an anti-Aum lawyer and his wife and 1-year-old baby and a 1994 sarin ... [Full Article...]

Former cricket star Imran Khan leads in slow count of Pakistan vote

Former cricket star Imran Khan leads in slow count of Pakistan vote Moeed Yusuf, associate vice president of the Asia Center at the Washington-based U.S. Institute of Peace, said politically motivated mob violence is rare in Pakistan , while Wednesday's attack in Baluchistan appeared to be the work of a terrorist group. [Full Article...]

Elections in Pakistan marred by violence and explosions

His party's victory comes as Pakistan faces a grave economic crisis as well as global isolation. But Yaqoob said the vote-counting system, which he said was untested, had "crashed", adding: "There is definitely no conspiracy, no one wants to influence the results". [Full Article...]

Faith Nation: Mike Pompeo Testifies Before Senate Committee

Faith Nation: Mike Pompeo Testifies Before Senate Committee He said he would be happy to answer the latter question if necessary in a classified setting, but suggested public statements on the issue would not help "a complex negotiation with a hard adversary". "I have tremendous faith in you, I think you're a patriot. but it's the President's actions that create tremendous distrust in our nation", the committee's Republican chairman, Mr Bob Corker , tol... [Full Article...]

Eyewitnesses report explosion outside U.S. embassy in Beijing

Eyewitnesses report explosion outside U.S. embassy in Beijing The US embassy has not confirmed the explosion or cause. One witness reportedly said that prior to the explosion, a woman was taken away by police after spraying gasoline on herself outside - it was unclear if the incident was related to the explosion. [Full Article...]

Auto tariffs won’t be imposed on European Union: Wilbur Ross

Auto tariffs won’t be imposed on European Union: Wilbur Ross He called the Trump tariffs "government interference at its worst". Farmers and producers should be able to begin signing up for the aid beginning in September. He declared it a "very big day for free and fair trade". "It's as simple as that - and everybody's talking!" "All will be Great!" He has also singled out the European Union as a "foe" of the US because of its trade surplus. [Full Article...]

Family of Justine Damond to file civil rights lawsuit Monday

Family of Justine Damond to file civil rights lawsuit Monday Ms Ruszczyk was shot dead by Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor as she approached his police vehicle to report a suspected rape in progress on July 15 a year ago. "That's unheard of", he said. "We have evidence of the blue wall of silence", he said. The lawsuit also claims Noor and his partner conspired to cover up the facts surrounding the shooting. [Full Article...]

Killed In Southwest Syria After A Series Of Attacks: State Media

Killed In Southwest Syria After A Series Of Attacks: State Media Daily life Syria in one of the BLOODIEST civil wars in recent history. . "They kidnapped more than 40 people, all of them women or children", said Bou Ammar. This picture provided by Syria's official news agency SANA shows the aftermath of a bomb attack in Sweida, southwestern Syria, on July 25, 2018. Earlier, the official SANA news agency reported that a powerful explosion hit the city of... [Full Article...]

Republicans seek to impeach US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein

Republicans seek to impeach US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Republican leaders in the House, including Speaker Paul Ryan , have been clear that they don't wish to impede the Mueller investigation. In early May, upon hearing that at least some members of the House Freedom Caucus had drafted articles of impeachment against him, Rosenstein fired back. [Full Article...]


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