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World News Iran unveils first indigenous fighter jet
Author: 0 Iran unveils first indigenous fighter jet

USA sanctions dusted off this month targeted Iran's vehicle industry, trade in gold and other precious metals, and purchases of USA dollars crucial to worldwide financing and investment and trade relations. It remains unclear how soon the new fighter jet could be deployed, in support of Iranian troops or 's proxy forces scattered throughout the region.

World News NSA leaker Reality Winner sentenced to 63 months in prison
Author: 0 NSA leaker Reality Winner sentenced to 63 months in prison

Winner's sentence is the longest ever imposed over unauthorized leaks to the media. She also offered her own "profuse" apology in court Thursday, saying she takes "full responsibility" for the "undeniable mistake I made". She wanted to expose the Russian government's apparent attempt to hack at least one USA voting software supplier and phishing efforts against at least 122 local election officials.

World News Jeff Sessions hits back at Donald Trump over Justice Department criticism
Author: 0 Jeff Sessions hits back at Donald Trump over Justice Department criticism

That "would create havoc" with Senate efforts to confirm Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and with the midterm elections in November, he said . "I demand the highest standards, and where they are not met, I take action", Sessions added. Republican Ben Sasse of Nebraska told Senate colleagues, "Everybody in this body knows that Jeff Sessions is doing his job honorably, and the attorney general of the United States should not be fired for acting honorably and for being ...

World News DNC: That Hacking Attempt Was Actually a Test
Author: 0 DNC: That Hacking Attempt Was Actually a Test

According to Michael Kan, a reporter for PCMag, the "third party" who authorized the phishing test without informing the DNC was the Michigan Democratic Party branch. The DNC's chief security officer Bob Lord , a former Yahoo! executive, briefed Democrats on the attempted attack at a meeting of the Association of State Democratic Committees in Chicago on Wednesday.

World News Political storm brews after India nixes foreign flood aid
Author: 0 Political storm brews after India nixes foreign flood aid

Notably, foreign aid was denied during Uttarakhand and Kashmir floods, and Kashmir natural disaster, from countries like Russia, US and Japan. The Centre has refused the offers of financial aid from foreign governments, including a Rs 700 crore relief from the UAE, maintaining that it is capable of handling disasters like the flood in Kerala on its own.

World News Facebook: Iran’s been posting hundreds of fake pages since 2011
Author: 0 Facebook: Iran’s been posting hundreds of fake pages since 2011

Facebook has foiled political interference campaigns originating in Iran and Russian Federation, according to an announcement by the company's head of cybersecurity Nathaniel Gleicher on Tuesday. "We don't know what hackers they are talking about", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. Another set of accounts Facebook found were created from 2016 onwards.

World News Paris attack: Knifeman kills his mother and sister in stabbing rampage
Author: 0 Paris attack: Knifeman kills his mother and sister in stabbing rampage

Collomb said the suspect was known to police for expressing support for terrorist actions but that he had more the profile of someone who was "imbalanced" rather than "engaged" with a terrorist group. The assailant has not yet been named. The friend, Said Segreg, said Salhi had no obvious problems, didn't abuse drugs or alcohol and wasn't fervently religious.

World News Putin stresses importance of Iranian nuclear deal
Author: 0 Putin stresses importance of Iranian nuclear deal

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday named senior policy adviser Brian Hook as special representative for Iran in charge of the Iran Action Group to coordinate Trump's pressure campaign against the Islamic Republic following Washington's withdrawal from an worldwide nuclear deal with Tehran.

World News Cohen testifies Trump told him to commit crime by paying off women
Author: 0 Cohen testifies Trump told him to commit crime by paying off women

Deputy U.S. Attorney Robert Khuzami said Cohen decided, as a lawyer, that he was above the law and would pay a "very, very serious price" for his actions. Cohen hinted weeks ago that he might cooperate with federal prosecutors , but it isn't clear where those negotiations stood on Tuesday. Speaking to MSNBC shortly after the news broke, the lawyer claimed he was sure President Donald Trump's former fixer would continue to turn on his old boss.

World News Trump Gets Involved With SA Land Seizures And Farm Killings
Author: 0 Trump Gets Involved With SA Land Seizures And Farm Killings

Fikeni said Trump's antics were aimed at deflecting attention from his own internal woes in light of the scandals that have characterised his presidency. No land has been "seized" since the reform plans were announced , the ANC says. "As a outcome, South Africa's northern neighbor's economy collapsed and the country descended into penury and political violence", he said.

World News For first time, Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty for female rights activist
Author: 0 For first time, Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty for female rights activist

Human Rights Watch reported Israa al-Ghomgham and four others could be beheaded due to their activism. It's to the credit of Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland that despite Saudi attempts to bully Ottawa into silence, through sanctions that included expelling Canada's ambassador and ordering home many students studying here, she has raised a fresh concern - this one related to Saudi Arabia's reported plans to execute a female political prisoner.

World News Islamic State chief urges militants to fight on
Author: 0 Islamic State chief urges militants to fight on

In a purported audio recording in Arabic released by the terror group's propaganda outlet on Wednesday, Baghdadi hailed recent terror attacks in Canada and Europe and called on its followers to use bombs, knives or cars to wage assaults. Previous year it was forced out of its former strongholds of Raqqa and Mosul, from where Baghdadi announced the establishment of the group's "caliphate" in 2014.

World News Christopher Pyne Says Bill Shorten Could Be About To Become Prime Minister
Author: 0 Christopher Pyne Says Bill Shorten Could Be About To Become Prime Minister

They backgrounded media supporters at Sky News that a party room meeting was definitely on, that Turnbull was finished, that Mathias Cormann had resigned, that ministers were bailing out left and right, so to speak. Many of emails link Mr Dutton to former leader Tony Abbott, claiming they are "blood brothers" in their views of immigration and multiculturalism.

World News White House counsel McGahn cooperated ‘extensively’ with special counsel probe
Author: 0 White House counsel McGahn cooperated ‘extensively’ with special counsel probe

Trump's former Russian Federation probe attorneys, John Dowd and Ty Cobb, had sold him on a strategy of cooperation with Mueller, as they believed Trump's claims that he had nothing to hide. In a series of early morning tweets, Trump said White House counsel Don McGahn and other aides had been encouraged to be fully transparent in their testimony to Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of an effort to bring the Russian Federation matter to a quick close.

World News Ex-Trump Attorney Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion
Author: 0 Ex-Trump Attorney Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has been found guilty on 8 of the 18 charges against him. Prosecutors were investigating $20 million in loans that Cohen took out in 2014 to fund his taxi medallion businesses. Cohen had testified before the Committee that he was not aware of the meeting prior to its disclosure in the press last summer". Mr Giuliani lashed out at Mr Cohen on Tuesday, calling him a "devious little rat" and saying he had a history of lying.

World News Eight hikers dead as gorge in Italy floods
Author: 0 Eight hikers dead as gorge in Italy floods

Pasquale Gagliardi, a doctor with an emergency helicopter service , told ANSA that another survivor was an 8-year-old girl, found in a state of shock next to a body. "A sudden avalanche of water came in". A firefighter stands in the area after several people were killed in mountain gorge flooding in the municipality of Civita, Calabria, Italy, in this picture released on August 21, 2018.

World News Italian company says new bridge can be built in 8 months
Author: 0 Italian company says new bridge can be built in 8 months

After the August 14 highway bridge collapse, which killed 43, the Rome-based builder lost about a quarter of its value. The government has taken a hard-line with Autostrade and its controlling company, Atlantia , opening procedures to retake control of the roadways alleging poor maintenance was behind the collapse.

World News Arrest made as suspect leads police to body of Mollie Tibbetts
Author: 0 Arrest made as suspect leads police to body of Mollie Tibbetts

The case will be prosecuted by the Iowa Attorney General's Area Prosecutors team, Rahn said. "And you saw what happened to that incredible, lovely young woman", Trump said. "We have to get 'em". After Tibbetts vanished July 18, and her disappearance turned from days into weeks, federal and state investigators joined the search in the small town.

World News Spokane's air quality improves to unhealthy
Author: 0 Spokane's air quality improves to unhealthy

Particulates in the air sparked air quality alerts that kept many folks indoors, when they weren't snapping apocalyptic-looking photos of the dim landscape . The worst of that blowback will occur Wednesday, but Johnson said there will be a "smoke presence" likely on Thursday. Conditions are set to improve through Friday.

World News Over 02 million pilgrims start moving to Mina, Hajj 2018 rituals begin
Author: 0 Over 02 million pilgrims start moving to Mina, Hajj 2018 rituals begin

Not in Makkah, thanks to a dedicated squad of interpreters gearing up to help two million Muslims speaking dozens of languages at the annual hajj pilgrimage . Saudi Arabia temporarily opened the land border for Hajj last year , but not this year. Qatar has been blockaded since June 2017 by Saudi Arabia and its allies.

World News Palestinian president vows to appeal Israel's law at UN
Author: 0 Palestinian president vows to appeal Israel's law at UN

This is a essentaily a symbolic measure as very few Palestinians cross the border crossing of Erez. and generally so with humanitarian authorizations. The Palestinians and human rights groups have accused Israeli forces of using excessive force in some confrontations and of killing Palestinians who did not pose an imminent deadly threat.

World News Brazil sends troops after clashes at Venezuelan border
Author: 0 Brazil sends troops after clashes at Venezuelan border

President Michel Temer on Sunday announced an increase from 31 to 151 in the contingent of soldiers helping keep order at the border, while also pledging to speed the relocation of Venezuelan immigrants to other Brazilian states. "It was bad, they burned the tents and everything that was inside", said Carol Marcano, a Venezuelan. Within hours, rioters had attacked two camps housing some of the approximately 1,000 refugees sheltering in the small town, burning their meager belongings and ...