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World News Judge grants immunity to 5 witnesses, delays Manafort trial
Author: 0 Judge grants immunity to 5 witnesses, delays Manafort trial

Court documents show James Brennan , Donna Duggan , Conor O'Brien, Cindy Laporta , and Dennis Raico were granted immunity after the five individuals indicated they wouldn't testify or provide other information "on the basis of their privilege against self-incrimination", Mueller's office told a federal judge in Virginia last Tuesday.

World News Cohen's recording of Trump is a warning sign
Author: 0 Cohen's recording of Trump is a warning sign

Donald Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen , is privately questioning the President's "fitness" for the job. USA president Donald Trump has said his personal lawyer's taping of their private phone conversations was "totally unheard of and perhaps illegal".

World News Gunman dead after shooting 14, killing one, in Toronto: Canadian police
Author: 0 Gunman dead after shooting 14, killing one, in Toronto: Canadian police

The suspect, armed with a handgun, opened fire at 10pm on Sunday on a stretch of Danforth Avenue filled with restaurants and family-friendly attractions in the city's Greektown neighbourhood. "They were all out tonight walking, having their dinner ... it's just unbelievable in this neighborhood", one witness said. The 24-7 crisis line typically receives about 30 to 40 calls a day, said Brar, director of the Victim Crisis Response Program, who expected that counsellors would field the ...

World News `Ran from the spot to save my life`: Alwar lynching eyewitness
Author: 0 `Ran from the spot to save my life`: Alwar lynching eyewitness

While the accused were let off lightly, Khan and his family still face cases under the Bovine Act. "We want justice. The culprits should be arrested soon", his father Suleman said . Congress general secretary Ashok Gehlot termed the incident horrific. "This has not happened for the first time in Rajasthan", Pilot said on the sidelines of a Congress workshop in Jaipur .

World News Several dead, hundreds missing after collapse of hydroelectric dam in Laos
Author: 0 Several dead, hundreds missing after collapse of hydroelectric dam in Laos

The project was still under construction, KPL reported . The neighbouring villages of Yai Thae, Hinlad, Mai, Thasengchan, Tha Hin, and Samong bore the brunt of flooding, which has reportedly destroyed thousands of homes. Express.co.uk has contacted Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy Power Company for comment. Most of the financing for the project came from Thai lenders. Ratchburi Electricity Generating Holding Company said in a statement the dam, which it referred to as "Saddle Dam D", was eight ...

World News No deal Brexit could lead to
Author: 0 No deal Brexit could lead to "civil unrest", Amazon UK boss warns

The EU and the United Kingdom want a deal in place by October. But a Government spokesman said: "The process for meeting the financial settlement was agreed in the draft Withdrawal Agreement and includes clear provisions to ensure that the United Kingdom pays no more than it owes, including through the United Kingdom appointing auditors".

World News Iran general warns Donald Trump: 'US will regret threatening Tehran'
Author: 0 Iran general warns Donald Trump: 'US will regret threatening Tehran'

Based on the USA official stance on sanction waivers, analysts expect Iran's crude oil exports to fall by as much as two-thirds to about 700,000 bpd by the end of the year. "We are on the verge of history here with Iran and I want to compliment President Trump and Mike Pompeo". While Washington prepares to reimpose economic sanctions on Tehran after pulling out of the nuclear deal, Iran's faction-ridden religious and political elites have closed ranks against Trump's hawkish approach to ...

World News Heat advisory issued for parts of the Bay Area
Author: 0 Heat advisory issued for parts of the Bay Area

Monday with temperatures expected to approach 120 degrees (almost 49 Celsius) this week in what forecasters say could prove to be the hottest days of the year. She said the climbing temperatures are due to warm air coming up from France combined with high pressure across the country. They show global temperatures now, compared to during a prolonged heatwave for the United Kingdom in 1976.

Author: 0 Israel says shoots down Syrian fighter jet

In a statement, the Israeli Defence Forces said: 'A short while ago, two Patriot missiles were launched at a Syrian Sukhoi fighter jet that infiltrated into Israeli airspace. He also reaffirmed "Israel will continue to act against any attempt by Iran and its proxies to entrench militarily in Syria". He also insisted that Iran should remove all long-range missiles and its air defense system from the country, media said.

World News Satellite images suggest North Korea dismantling key rocket launch site
Author: 0 Satellite images suggest North Korea dismantling key rocket launch site

Attention is also being paid as to whether the foreign ministers of South and North Korea and the US will meet at the ASEAN Regional Forum to take place next week in Singapore. Japan is happy, all of Asia is happy. US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said last week it was technically possible for North Korea to eliminate its nuclear weapons program within a year, but also said that was not likely to happen.

World News Residents flee as two major forest fires rage near Athens
Author: 0 Residents flee as two major forest fires rage near Athens

Heavy rain is forecast across southern Greece on Wednesday. Gale force winds that frequently changed direction were hampering firefighting efforts on Monday. The Greek coastguard later said the bodies of four more people were retrieved from the sea. Dozens of people scrambled into the ocean as the blaze raged close to the shore, and they were picked up by passing boats.

World News Donald Trump Iran Twitter Threat Turned Into Meme
Author: 0 Donald Trump Iran Twitter Threat Turned Into Meme

Asked by reporters Monday afternoon whether he had any concerns about provoking tensions with Iran, Mr. Trump replied, "None at all". On Saturday, Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said Tehran may be moved to block all oil exports from the Gulf in the face of renewed and fierce USA sanctions.

World News U.S. says peace regime with NK after denuclearization
Author: 0 U.S. says peace regime with NK after denuclearization

The North Korea-focused 38 North website said commercial satellite images between July 20 and 22 indicate the North began dismantling key facilities at the Sohae launch site. Jenny Town, managing editor of 38 North, said the work at Sohae could be an important move to keep negotiations going. Pyongyang apparently has a big demand for the US if the latter wants to keep talking about North Korea's nuclear arsenal.

World News Greece appeals for help after deadly fires ravage coast
Author: 0 Greece appeals for help after deadly fires ravage coast

Hundreds of homes and vehicles have been burned out in parched conditions caused by the summer heatwave. The fire in Mati, about 30 kilometres east of Athens, was by far the country's worst since flames devastated the southern Peloponnese peninsula in 2007, killing dozens.

World News Pakistan election rigged in Imran Khan's favour, claims opponent
Author: 0 Pakistan election rigged in Imran Khan's favour, claims opponent

Later Sunday, the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing that killed Gandapur. Shehbaz Sharif, the elder brother of Nawaz who leads the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), was quoted by Urdu-language news channel Express News as saying that he would visit Mahathir as well as Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to learn from them and "make Pakistan a great nation".

World News Modi to embark on three-nation Africa tour from today
Author: 0 Modi to embark on three-nation Africa tour from today

He noted that India and Rwanda relationships have stood the test of time. During his 2-day stay in capital Kampala, Mr Modi will hold talks with the country's leadership, and deliver the keynote address at the Ugandan Parliament, the first Indian Prime Minister to do so.

World News North Korea reportedly dismantling key missile launch site
Author: 0 North Korea reportedly dismantling key missile launch site

Satellite images prove North Korea has started dismantling key facilities at a site used to develop engines for ballistic missiles, according to a Washington-based think tank. Nearby, portions of a vertical engine test have been dismantled with paneling removed. "As (Kim Jong Un) said himself, North Korea is moving from testing to mass production", she said, adding that observers should look for signs of new sites where more missiles could be built.

World News Iran 'unimpressed' by Trump's all-caps Twitter threat
Author: 0 Iran 'unimpressed' by Trump's all-caps Twitter threat

Iran has rejected talks with the US, and Rouhani has accused the USA of stoking an "economic war". With Tehran scrabbling to salvage the deal with the other participants in the pact, the U.S. Washington is now gearing up to re-impose some of the punishing sanctions that brought Iran to the table in the first place. As Trump has done repeatedly, Pompeo blasted the Iran nuclear deal, saying it didn't make Iran more moderate, "it made them wolves in sheep's clothing".

World News European Union negotiator questions UK's approach to post-Brexit regulation
Author: 0 European Union negotiator questions UK's approach to post-Brexit regulation

The new Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt used a visit to Germany on Monday to controversially claim that if there is a no-deal Brexit the "only person rejoicing would be Putin". "It would lead to a fissure in relations which would be highly damaging for that great partnership that we have had for so many years, which has been so important in sustaining the global order", he said.

Author: 0 Rand Paul Will Ask Trump to Revoke John Brennan's Security Clearance

It's routine for the former directors of intelligence agencies to maintain their security clearance after they've left the government. Press secretary Sarah Sanders said they had "politicised and in some cases monetised their public service" to make "baseless accusations" about Mr Trump .

World News Ecuador to Hand Over Julian Assange to British Authorities
Author: 0 Ecuador to Hand Over Julian Assange to British Authorities

The Australian fears being extradited to the United States if he leaves the building, for questioning over the activities of WikiLeaks. "Things are coming to a head", the source, who spoke on condition on anonymity, told Reuters. Asked about the Assange case , a Downing Street spokeswoman said: "There are no plans for Penny Mordaunt to discuss that issue with the Ecuadorean president".

World News Michael Avenatti Tweets That Stormy Daniels and Husband Are Getting Divorced
Author: 0 Michael Avenatti Tweets That Stormy Daniels and Husband Are Getting Divorced

The divorce filing was first disclosed in a tweet this afternoon by Michael Avenatti , the attorney who is representing Daniels in connection with litigation related to her alleged 2006 sexual encounter with Donald Trump. Daniels was arrested at an OH strip club this month for allegedly inappropriately touching patrons but the charges were dropped. Daniels told CBS's " 60 Minutes " in March that she had unprotected sex with Trump once, and was threatened by a man in a parking lot in Las ...

World News US Urges UN to Keep Tough Economic Sanctions on North Korea
Author: 0 US Urges UN to Keep Tough Economic Sanctions on North Korea

An engineer at KCC working in Vladivostok earns more than around 160,000 roubles ($2,500) a month, with a portion paid to Russian Federation as tax, said another source who helps North Korean IT workers. Even as early as May 16, Kim Kye Gwan, North Korea's first vice-minister of foreign affairs, noted that "if the US is trying to drive us into a corner to force our unilateral nuclear abandonment, we will no longer be interested in such dialogue and can not but reconsider our proceeding to ...

World News Zalambessa… the prosperity road between Ethiopia and Eritrea
Author: 0 Zalambessa… the prosperity road between Ethiopia and Eritrea

ADDIS ABABA- Longtime Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki touched down in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Saturday for a three-day state visit that boosts hopes for reconciliation between the two former bitter rivals. As relations continue to flourish between Ethiopia and Eritrea , the old foes continue to engage each other in various aspects. In 2018, he was appointed as the Ethiopian ambassador to Eritrea .

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