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World News China defends Iran business ties after Trump threat
Author: 0 China defends Iran business ties after Trump threat

In November, a second batch of potentially more damaging sanctions will be reinstated on Iran's port operators, and the energy, shipping, and shipbuilding sectors. Among those that have suspended plans to invest in Iran are France's oil major Total, its big carmakers PSA and Renault, and their German rival Daimler.

World News US Senator Rand Paul Invites Russian Lawmakers to Washington
Author: 0 US Senator Rand Paul Invites Russian Lawmakers to Washington

The chairman of the Russian worldwide relations committee, Konstantin Kosachev, thanked Paul and said he hoped the meetings could happen before the end of the year. Don Huffines, R-Dallas, met with Russian officials in Moscow on Monday, joining U.S. Sen. "I am one who believes in more engagement, that we need to have more cultural exchange, more exchange between our legislative bodies, more open lines of communication ", Paul said.

World News Rand Paul Delivers Trump Letter To Putin
Author: 0 Rand Paul Delivers Trump Letter To Putin

CNN is airing a series of panels with Trump voters from the 2016 election, some of whom stand by the president and others who now regret their vote. "The letter emphasized the importance of further engagement in various areas including countering terrorism, enhancing legislative dialogue and resuming cultural exchanges", Paul said on Twitter.

World News Spanish Jet Accidentally Fires Missile Above Estonia: Defence Ministry
Author: 0 Spanish Jet Accidentally Fires Missile Above Estonia: Defence Ministry

The missile has a self-destruct mode, but it's not known if it was activated . The military said the Eurofighter Typhoon from the Spanish Air Force - part of NATO's Baltic air-policing mission - accidently launched an AMRAAM-type, air-to-air missile in a practice area in southern Estonia on Tuesday afternoon (local time).

Author: 0 China continues 'fair and lawful' business in Iran, despite US sanctions

The renewed USA sanctions go into effect as protests escalate against Iran's hardline ruling party over its vast military spending, which has crippled an already weak Iranian economy. "China's lawful rights should be protected". At current market rates, the imports are worth about $15bn. "It's good for the country, good for them, good for us and good for the world".

World News Saudi Arabia withdrawing students from Canada
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia withdrawing students from Canada

The Saudi sell-off of Canadian assets began on Tuesday, the Financial Times reported - the same day that market watchers reported a sell-off of Canadian assets from an unknown worldwide dealer. In a statement on August 5, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced it would expel the Canadian Ambassador and freeze all new trade and investments because of Canada's "interference in the Kingdom's domestic affairs".

World News New York Congressman Chris Collins Arrested on Insider-Trading Charges
Author: 0 New York Congressman Chris Collins Arrested on Insider-Trading Charges

While the drug failed testing tanked the company's share price by 92 percent, Collins' tip allowed all three men to avoid almost $800,000 in losses, according to the indictment . They added: "It is notable that even the government does not allege that Congressman Collins traded a single share of Innate Therapeutics stock". The statement indicated that Collins would address the charges later on Wednesday.

World News Indonesian rescuers struggle to reach cut-off villages after deadly quake
Author: 0 Indonesian rescuers struggle to reach cut-off villages after deadly quake

Overnight to Tuesday, two more strong after shocks of 5.4 and 5.5 hit Lombok, with each lasting around 10 seconds. For more on this and other news around the we turn to our Ro Aram. Disaster officials did not say how many people they believed were buried beneath the ruins of the mosque but the village head, Budhiawan, said it was about 30, based on unclaimed belongings left outside.

World News Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey explains why Alex Jones is not banned
Author: 0 Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey explains why Alex Jones is not banned

Dorsey noted that the site will "hold Jones to the same standard we hold to every account, not taking one-off actions to make us feel good in the short term, and adding fuel to new conspiracy theories". "Podcasts that violate these guidelines are removed from our directory making them no longer searchable or available for download or streaming. The one platform that they CAN'T ban and will ALWAYS have our live streams is infowars .com/show", Jones, who has more than 850,000 Twitter ...

World News Malaysia's former PM Najib charged with three counts of money laundering
Author: 0 Malaysia's former PM Najib charged with three counts of money laundering

Malaysia's new government is probing allegations that billions of dollars were looted from 1MDB, which was set up and overseen by Najib, in an audacious fraud that spanned the globe. All of the charges against him involve the transfer of 42 million ringgit ($10.3 million) into his bank accounts from SRC International, a former unit of the 1MDB fund that international investigators say was looted of billions by Najib's associates.

Author: 0 Chinese Exports Accelerate As US Prepares New Tariffs In Heated Row

Beijing has retaliated with its own duties on $34bn of USA goods. The United States and China implemented tariffs on $34billion worth of each other's goods in July. tariffs", Julian Evans-Pritchard, senior China economist at Capital Economics, said in a note to investors. Negotiations broke off after the Trump administration imposed the tariffs on US$34 billion in Chinese imports, a move the Chinese said would void any promises they'd made in negotiations.

Author: 0 Gates back on stand in Manafort trial

Gates knew the underbelly of the entire operation. Gate's testimony was part of the prosecution's effort to prove that Manafort was responsible for financial maneuverings that he and other witnesses have testified include filing false tax returns, defrauding banks in borrowing against real estate, and failing to report foreign bank accounts.

World News OH 12th Congressional District Special Election Results Show Close Race
Author: 0 OH 12th Congressional District Special Election Results Show Close Race

Voters on Tuesday were choosing between Balderson, a state senator, and O'Connor, the Franklin County recorder, to complete the term of a Republican who retired in January. Outgoing Republican Gov. Rick Snyder had backed Calley, but Trump is more popular there with the GOP base in the state. The Democratic race for governor in MI offers the next test of the electoral power of the party's progressive wing, with former Detroit health director Abdul El-Sayed vying to become the country's first ...

World News Pakistan poll results threaten Imran Khan's premiership
Author: 0 Pakistan poll results threaten Imran Khan's premiership

Pakistan's election authority on Tuesday issued the final results of the July 25 elections but withheld the results of several winning candidates for various reasons, most notably Imran Khan , the presumed premier. The PTI chief had received 92,891 votes while the PML-N leader managed to get 44,314 votes. The election commission says the withholding of notifications will not affect the National Assembly's election of its next prime minister, speaker, and deputy speaker, expected next week.

World News National Assembly: Idris dissociates Police from invasion
Author: 0 National Assembly: Idris dissociates Police from invasion

Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris has absolved his men of blame from Tuesday's blockage of the National Assembly (NASS) by security operatives, saying that the development came to him as a surprise. Seiyefa is to act as the Director General of the Department of State Security. Saraki was also expected to meet with Mahmoud Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

World News This researcher wasn’t safe from great white shark
Author: 0 This researcher wasn’t safe from great white shark

Shark breaching has been observed in Cape waters before, but usually in conjunction with feeding. Skomal, the top shark expert in the Bay State, has encountered a number of sharks while working at the Massachusetts Marine Fisheries, a division of the state's Department of Fish & Game.

World News Mendocino Wildfire Becomes California's Largest, and It's Still Growing
Author: 0 Mendocino Wildfire Becomes California's Largest, and It's Still Growing

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Hanna Kuyper of Redding, who lost her home in the fire. As of Monday, the Carr Fire had consumed 163,207 acres and was 45 percent contained. That doesn't happen. That just doesn't happen, ' he said. Overall, experts say Trump's Twitter remarks ignore two of the biggest factors in the wildfires: Climate change, which is likely exacerbating the droughts that lead to fires, and increased development near forests that makes the fires more risky to ...

World News Dhaka clashes turn violent; mobile internet services snapped
Author: 0 Dhaka clashes turn violent; mobile internet services snapped

The opposition has denied involvement. The protests, which began last Sunday after two college students were struck and killed by a pair of buses, have paralyzed Dhaka , a city of 10 million. Earlier the embassy had criticized the police crackdown on the protesters, whom it described as having "united and captured the imagination of the whole country".

World News Italian police: 2 dead, 60-70 injured in explosion
Author: 0 Italian police: 2 dead, 60-70 injured in explosion

Firefighters are now battling the flames at the scene on the bypass in Borgo Panigale. Video on social media showed the tanker bursting into a very big mushroom cloud of orange flames and a thick plume of black smoke pouring into the sky.

World News Gates tells Manafort trial he assisted in filing false tax returns
Author: 0 Gates tells Manafort trial he assisted in filing false tax returns

Gates, who also was an official on Trump's campaign , pleaded guilty in February to lying to investigators and conspiring to defraud the United States and agreed to cooperate in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation.

World News German couple convicted of rape, online sale of young son
Author: 0 German couple convicted of rape, online sale of young son

Her partner, Christian L, 39, was also sentenced to 12 years. A German mother and her partner were convicted and jailed Tuesday for repeatedly raping the woman's young son and selling him to pedophiles on the internet, abusing him for more than two years in a case that has horrified the country.

World News Lesser known facts about 5-time CM of Tamil Nadu- Karunanidhi
Author: 0 Lesser known facts about 5-time CM of Tamil Nadu- Karunanidhi

In 2006, when he assumed office as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu , he became the oldest serving Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. M Karunanidhi's daughter and DMK leader Kanimozhi teared up as she arrived at Kauvery Hospital . July 1953: Arrested for the "Kallakudi Agitation", demanding renaming of Dalmiyapuram railway station as part of the anti-Hindi agitation, along with poet Kannadasan and others; Karunanidhi was convicted for six months for that stir.

World News Blast kills Syrian researcher suspected of links to chemical weapons
Author: 0 Blast kills Syrian researcher suspected of links to chemical weapons

The pro-government Al Watan newspaper reported on its website that Aziz Esber, of the Scientific Studies and Research Centre, died in a blast targeting his vehicle in Hama province. The SOHR's head, Rami Abdul Rahman, said experts from Iran, a Syrian government ally, were present at the Masyaf centre, which was developing short-range surface-to-surface missiles.

World News Oman issues statement on Saudi-Canada stand-off
Author: 0 Oman issues statement on Saudi-Canada stand-off

Here's how we got there: While we've been digesting the news that Saudi Arabia has been using USA aid in Yemen and making alliances with Osama Bin Laden's weak-but-intact terror franchisees, the Saudis got into a fight with our neighbors to the north over women's rights - specifically, whether to have any.

World News Video shows Brooklyn nail salon workers attacking customer
Author: 0 Video shows Brooklyn nail salon workers attacking customer

The manager of the Brooklyn nail salon where workers were caught in a racially charged brawl with black customers over a $5 dollar eyebrow wax said Monday that he only wanted payment for other services rendered - but the mom of the customer who was arrested said he made the matter worse, according to reports.

World News Yacht in 1MDB scandal returned to Malaysia: PM Mahathir
Author: 0 Yacht in 1MDB scandal returned to Malaysia: PM Mahathir

A total of $4.5 billion was misappropriated from 1MDB by high-level officials of the fund and their associates, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Low's whereabouts are unknown but he has previously denied wrongdoing. Chambers has invoked the Admiralty jurisdiction of the High Court of Malaya at Kuala Lumpur against the yacht, and on 6th August 2018, the Court issued a Warrant of Arrest against it.

World News Once-eased United States economic sanctions against Iran back in effect
Author: 0 Once-eased United States economic sanctions against Iran back in effect

They presage tougher sanctions against imports of Iranian oil that will go into force in early November, although the administration signaled it will consider partial exemptions to that ban. A "blocking statute" comes into force on Tuesday that will nullify potential court action taken by the U.S. over breach of the sanctions. European allies said they "deeply regret" the USA action.