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World News Trump brushes off McRaven jabs after yanking ex-CIA chief's clearance
Author: 0 Trump brushes off McRaven jabs after yanking ex-CIA chief's clearance

Burr says if the claim is based on intelligence Brennan received while CIA director, it should have been included in the 2017 US intelligence assessment of Russian meddling in the election. He said the only question now is whether the collusion that took place "constituted criminally liable conspiracy". According to emails reported last week, Steele, a former British spy, kept in close contact with Ohr even after the Federal Bureau of Investigation cut ties with him as a source, with ...

World News Pentagon: Chinese pilots 'likely' training for US targets
Author: 0 Pentagon: Chinese pilots 'likely' training for US targets

China Securities Journal - a Chinese state-run financial newspaper - said in 2016 that China could build up to 20 floating nuclear plants to "speed up the commercial development " of the South China Sea , according to a report in the South China Morning Post.

World News Russian Federation mulls response to US sanctions over North Korea: Ifax
Author: 0 Russian Federation mulls response to US sanctions over North Korea: Ifax

Earlier in the month, the United Nations has released a report claiming the Pyongyang has not stopped its nuclear and missile programs "and continued to defy Security Council Resolutions through a massive increase in illicit ship-to-ship transfers of petroleum products, as well as through transfers of coal at sea during 2018", the document read as cited by Reuters.

World News Pakistani lawmakers elect Imran Khan as new PM
Author: 0 Pakistani lawmakers elect Imran Khan as new PM

National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser scrutinised nomination papers of both the candidates and held them in order. He said he was saddened today by the demise of former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee , who he recalled had started the friendship bus service between the two countries.

World News Red Cross: 40 children killed in Saudi strike on Yemeni bus
Author: 0 Red Cross: 40 children killed in Saudi strike on Yemeni bus

The coalition called its new instance of child killing as "legitimate", and even said the move conforms to worldwide regulations. In the wake of the USA -backed Saudi-led coalition's horrific bombing of a school bus last week that killed 40 Yemeni children and amid reports on Tuesday of dozens more civilian deaths after a new wave of Saudi bombings , Rep.

World News U.S. judge allows Mueller case against Russian company to proceed
Author: 0 U.S. judge allows Mueller case against Russian company to proceed

Most notably, Trump said in an early June tweet that Mueller's appointment was " totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL ". According to the judge, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein acted properly when he appointed Mueller because Attorney General Jeff Sessions had recused himself from the investigation.

World News Military parade ordered by Trump postponed after costs spiral
Author: 0 Military parade ordered by Trump postponed after costs spiral

Earlier on Thursday, a USA official told the AFP news agency the planning estimate for the event had ballooned to as much as $92m (£72m). The Pentagon and White House announced they would delay a military parade requested by President Trump , as the latest estimates put its costs at more than $90 million and the administration and military officials struggled to agree on what it should look like.

Author: 0 British Columbia declares state of emergency over wildfires

As of Tuesday, there were 566 wildfires burning in British Columbia, and 77 evacuation orders or alerts affecting almost 22,000 people and 11,000 properties. Some of those resources include things such as vehicles, supplies and additional officers to help man checkpoints as required or simply as relief for local detachments.

World News Gunmen attack intelligence training centre in Kabul
Author: 0 Gunmen attack intelligence training centre in Kabul

On Thursday, a training centre for the intelligence services was attacked. Since January, at least 16 attacks have taken place in Kabul , leaving over 240 dead. Afghan forces repelled the initial assault and in recent days have struggled to flush the insurgents out of residential areas where they are holed up.

World News Imran lauds Vajpayee’s services for Pak-India ties in condolence message
Author: 0 Imran lauds Vajpayee’s services for Pak-India ties in condolence message

Despite the best efforts, we have lost him today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death of the tallest leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party. "Former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been admitted for the last nine weeks at AIIMS". Under Vajpayee's leadership, ties blossomed between India and Israel, culminating in the late prime minister Ariel Sharon's 2003 visit to the country, the first by an Israeli premier.

World News Bin Laden raid commander to Trump: revoke my security clearance too
Author: 0 Bin Laden raid commander to Trump: revoke my security clearance too

Burr said that if in fact Brennan had information that proved the Trump campaign colluded with a foreign power, he should have provided that information to special counsel Robert Mueller, rather than writing about it in a newspaper. The White House said Wednesday that security clearances are under review for former U.S. National Intelligence director James Clapper, former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, former Obama administration National Security adviser Susan Rice, ...

World News Husband detained in case of missing pregnant woman and 2 daughters
Author: 0 Husband detained in case of missing pregnant woman and 2 daughters

According to a recording on the jail's phone, Christopher Watts has been charged with three counts of murder in the first degree and three counts of tampering with physical evidence. Chris Watts spoke previously with The Denver Channel and pleaded for his family's safe return. Bell said she never detected that anything was wrong between Shannan and her husband.

World News Malaysia court to deliver key ruling in Kim Jong Nam murder trial
Author: 0 Malaysia court to deliver key ruling in Kim Jong Nam murder trial

Siti Aisyah, 25, from Indonesia, and Doan Thi Huong, 29, from Vietnam , are accused of murdering Kim Jong Nam by smearing nerve agent VX on his face at the Kuala Lumpur airport on February 13, 2017. The judge said the contrast of the women's conduct seen before and after the attack on Mr. Kim showed they knew what they were doing. But the judge said their intention to kill can be inferred from targeting Kim's eyes, where the nerve agent would penetrate faster.

World News You Still Can't Trade Cryptos in Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 You Still Can't Trade Cryptos in Saudi Arabia

This opinion was based on the Saudi national bank striking a deal with Ripple with a view to introducing XRP and blockchain technology to all banks across the country. The committee behind yesterday's statement comprises of members of the nation's Capital Market Authority (CMA), Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Media, Ministry of Commerce and Investment, and the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA).

World News Taliban capture northern Afghan base, kill at least 17 soldiers
Author: 0 Taliban capture northern Afghan base, kill at least 17 soldiers

The Taliban gained control of the base after days of heavy fighting, according to army spokesman for northern Afghanistan, Mohammad Hanif Rezaee. "What we observed as these Afghan-led operations drove a large portion of Taliban from the city over the last day or so was the retreating Taliban attacking the more vulnerable surrounding districts, which Afghan forces are reinforcing", said Lt Col O'Donnell on 14 August.

World News U.S. newspapers to Trump: We're not enemies of the people
Author: 0 U.S. newspapers to Trump: We're not enemies of the people

President TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand urges opposition to Kavanaugh: Fight for abortion rights "is now or never" Trump claims tariffs on foreign nations will rescue United States steel industry: report Bannon announces pro-Trump movie, operation team ahead of midterms: report MORE on Thursday accused the Boston Globe of "collusion with other papers" after the news outlet coordinated a nationwide effort to publish editorials pushing back against the president's attacks on the press.

World News Trump revokes security clearance of former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan
Author: 0 Trump revokes security clearance of former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan

The statement also claimed Brennan had been "leveraging" the clearance to make "wild outbursts" and claims against the Trump administration in the media. "I just think that he has not fulfilled the responsibilities of the president of the United States". Trump then pointed to other investigators who worked on the Russian Federation probe and the investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server.

World News Prosecution rests in Manafort tax evasion and fraud trial
Author: 0 Prosecution rests in Manafort tax evasion and fraud trial

As a political consultant for pro-Kremlin politicians in the Ukraine, Manafort earned some US$60 million (£47 million) between 2010 and 2014. Defense attorneys have called Gates a liar, philanderer and embezzler as they've sought to undermine his testimony.

World News The case against ex-archbishop Wilson
Author: 0 The case against ex-archbishop Wilson

It found that seven per cent of all priests had allegedly abused children and that 62 per cent of victims who reported abuse in a religious institution were from Catholic-managed institutions. However, he also found that the former archbishop had shown no "remorse or contrition" for covering up Fletcher's crimes. Stone accepted that Wilson was unlikely to re-offend but had to serve a period of detention to act as a deterrence to others.

World News Ex-CIA Director John Brennan Lashes Back at Trump's 'Abuse of Power'
Author: 0 Ex-CIA Director John Brennan Lashes Back at Trump's 'Abuse of Power'

Brennan are now outweighed by the risks posed by his erratic conduct and behaviour". She also claims he's "leveraged his status" to make unfounded allegations. In her new memoir Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House , Omarosa Manigault Newman alleges to have heard of a tape of the president using the n-word on the set of his reality television show The Apprentice .

World News Putin seeks summit with North Korea's Kim ‘in the nearest time’
Author: 0 Putin seeks summit with North Korea's Kim ‘in the nearest time’

All able bodied South Korean men must complete 21 months service in the military as a deterrent against the North, but exemptions are offered to athletes who win gold at the Asian Games or a medal of any color at the Olympics. "I believe in the importance of recognizing ourselves as the main actors when it comes to dealing with Korean peninsula-related issues", said President Moon.

World News Trump revokes security clearance of former Central Intelligence Agency director
Author: 0 Trump revokes security clearance of former Central Intelligence Agency director

Seems like you will never understand what it means to be president, nor what it takes to be a good, decent, & honest person. California Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee who also has been a frequent critic of Trump, tweeted that, "In adding John Brennan to his enemies list, Trump demonstrates again how deeply insecure and vindictive he is - two character flaws unsafe in any president".

World News Putin Has Not Yet Ordered Retaliatory Sanctions Against U.S.
Author: 0 Putin Has Not Yet Ordered Retaliatory Sanctions Against U.S.

Trump also allowed Putin to answer a question about Ukraine on his behalf. The currency traded 67.72 per USA dollar on the spot market at the Moscow Exchange Friday. In a statement released by the State Department, Mr Pompeo said the U.S. would hold to its long-standing principle of refusing to recognise Kremlin claims of sovereignty over territory seized by force, in violation of global law.

World News India has cracked down on rape, says PM Modi
Author: 0 India has cracked down on rape, says PM Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation during Independence Day celebrations at the historic Red Fort in Delhi, India, August 15, 2018. Further, under his rule India had emerged on the world map. He said while the country was earlier counted among the fragile five economies of the world "today India is considered a multi-trillion dollar destination for investment".

World News Iraq stops trading with Iran in dollar due to sanctions
Author: 0 Iraq stops trading with Iran in dollar due to sanctions

Local police official Wajeet Khan said the blast happened Sunday in the village of Sanjdi, about 30 miles east of Quetta. The sanctions are meant to hinder Tehran's acquisition of US currency; its precious metals trade; bank transactions denominated in the Iranian rial; activities related to Iran's sovereign debt; and the country's automotive sector.

World News Kerala rains: Cochin airport shut, red alert in all 14 districts
Author: 0 Kerala rains: Cochin airport shut, red alert in all 14 districts

As many as 24 were killed in rain-related incidents during the day and several missing, as the withering broadside unleashed by the monsoon rocked the State from one end to the other. Meanwhile, the weather office issued warning this morning that heavy rain accompanied with gusty winds, speed reaching 60 kmph, is expected in all districts of Kerala.

World News White House press briefing with Sarah Sanders
Author: 0 White House press briefing with Sarah Sanders

President Trump has publicly attacked former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman. Omarosa and Donald Trump have quite a unique history - before taking up her role in the White House, the 44-year-old was also a contestant on Donald Trump's reality show, The Apprentice .

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