Monday August 20-th, 2018

Pres. Trump, Australian PM Touted 100 Years of Strong Relations Between Countries Pres. Trump, Australian PM Touted 100 Years of Strong Relations Between Countries

Turnbull noted that this year marks "100 years of mateship" between the USA and Australia. A little over a year after their "most unpleasant" phone call, US President Donald Trump will welcome Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to the W...

Schools and players named in FBI probe Schools and players named in FBI probe

Yahoo Sports went through hundreds of pages of documents on the expenditures of prominent former National Basketball Association agent Andy Miller , his former associate Christian Dawkins and his agency, ASM Sports . Pitino was sacked for his ap...

The Highlights From Team USA's Gold Medal Game Against Canada Are Awesome The Highlights From Team USA's Gold Medal Game Against Canada Are Awesome

The team is hot right now - winners of four straight, including its final three round-robin matches after it started the Olympics 2-4. The most gut-wrenching of those US defeats came in Sochi when, leading 2-0 with under four minutes to play, Can...

Mueller files new charges in Manafort case Mueller files new charges in Manafort case

All told, the filings say, the two men oversaw the flow of $75m from offshore accounts, including the laundering of $30m that Mr Manafort hid from U.S. The charging document unsealed on Tuesday concerned a report prepared at Manafort's behest by atto...

Couple Abused Adopted Children By Starving Them, Denying Bathroom Access Couple Abused Adopted Children By Starving Them, Denying Bathroom Access

Deputies said that the children were kept in separate bedrooms that locked from the outside. In one of the bedrooms, officers found a bucket which the kids used to go to the bathroom. The children were not fed and had no access to a bathroom, PCSD ...

Saudi Arabia announces first opera house Saudi Arabia announces first opera house

In December, it was announced the first movie theaters will open in 2018 - with cinemas having been banned since the 1980s. Saudi Arabia will be hosting its very first official calendar fashion week, from March 26 to 31. "We also look forward to ...

Survey ranks USA presidents from greatest to worst Survey ranks USA presidents from greatest to worst

The greatest president of all time is Abraham Lincoln, according to the 2018 Presidents and Executive Politics Presidential Greatness Survey . Those presidents' ranks remained unchanged from 2014. Self-identified Republicans and conservatives also r...

Donald Trump Jr. launches 'Trump Towers' in Pune Donald Trump Jr. launches 'Trump Towers' in Pune

In the interview, Trump Jr. said he recognized that "there are hardships" among India's poorest people, but said that their seemingly positive attitude was an indicator of the "future potential" of the country. The services and amenities offered at t...

Venezuela's crypto-currency reeks of snake oil Venezuela's crypto-currency reeks of snake oil

The government has explained that it has been created to circumvent the sanctions. It contains a guide on how to set up a virtual wallet for the currency, which the government claims will be backed by oil produced by the state-owned oil company, PD...

Pakistan gets three month reprieve being listed as terror supporting state Pakistan gets three month reprieve being listed as terror supporting state

Proposing three months pause and asking APG (Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering) for another report to be considered in June. The announcement came from Pakistan Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif as he tweeted early on Wednesday thanking "friends"...

Pakistan top court bars Nawaz Sharif from heading own party Pakistan top court bars Nawaz Sharif from heading own party

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday disqualified former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to be chief of the country's ruling party, saying that a person who is not eligible to hold a public office can not head a party. Marriyum Aurangzeb said the S...

Justin Trudeau meets Bollywood celebrities Justin Trudeau meets Bollywood celebrities

Underlining the significance of the large and influential Sikh and Punjabi community settled in his country, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau , accompanied by his wife and children, offered prayers at the Golden Temple Feb. Amarinder Singh m...

Palace rejects U.S. intel report tagging Duterte as threat to democracy Palace rejects U.S. intel report tagging Duterte as threat to democracy

In a statement, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the USA intelligence community's 2018 Worldwide Threat Assessment was "myopic and speculative at best". "We note that more governments are using propaganda and misinformation in social media to ...

Yobe shut school after Boko Haram attack Yobe shut school after Boko Haram attack

Anxious by the government's inaction over the reported abduction, some concerned Nigerians had taken to the social media to express their outrage. The militants were reported to have stormed the school and started shooting randomly while looting...

North Korea pulls out meeting with Mike Pence North Korea pulls out meeting with Mike Pence

Tensions on the Korean peninsula have eased since previous year resulting in inter-Korean talks and the North sending a high-level delegation led by Kim Yo-jong, the sister of leader Kim Jong-un, and athletes to the Winter Olympics. Following on her ...

Aust keen for UK to leave EU customs union Aust keen for UK to leave EU customs union

The party's goal is to be "the vehicle for people who feel politically homeless", said James Clarke, one of three co-leaders. However, it's not only airlines that should take action before it's too late. Prime Minister Theresa May hopes to seal a d...

Manhandled by AAP MLAs, alleges Chief Secretary Manhandled by AAP MLAs, alleges Chief Secretary

Meanwhile, the AAP rubbished Prakash's allegations as "bizarre and baseless". Taking serious note of the incident, Home Ministry has asked for a report from Delhi Lt Governor. " Arvind Kejriwal and his Goon MLAs misbehaved and threatened the Chief S...

Korea to decide on new dates for Olympics-delayed joint drills Korea to decide on new dates for Olympics-delayed joint drills

The report , a copy of which was seen by the Financial Times , did not clarify whether South Korea would host the annual Foal Eagle field training exercises, which involve soldiers on the ground and are particularly despised by the North.

Lawyer admits he lied to investigators working for special counsel Mueller Lawyer admits he lied to investigators working for special counsel Mueller

Van der Zwaan is accused of misleading investigators about his work for a law firm that was employed by the Ukraine Ministry of Justice to put together a report about the trial of Ukrainian politician Yulia Tymoshenko . Mueller's inquiry, the d...

Brexit Secretary to address Austrian business leaders in Vienna Brexit Secretary to address Austrian business leaders in Vienna

He also intends to urge for a maintained strong partnership with the United Kingdom and the European Union on matters that involve principles and laws. If Davis does not want people to think the Tory government is leading us into the apocalypse via...

George Christensen refuses to apologise for 'greenie punks' gun photo George Christensen refuses to apologise for 'greenie punks' gun photo

Mr Christensen on Saturday posted a photo of himself aiming a gun to Facebook with a post saying " You gotta ask yourself, do you feel lucky, greenie punks? ". "I'm not going to be moralised at by these extreme Greens for a joke that I put up on so...

Qatar Open: Petra Kvitova beats Garbine Muguruza to win title Qatar Open: Petra Kvitova beats Garbine Muguruza to win title

Breezing through her own service games, Muguruza earned yet another break point, but was wasteful on her opportunities. Kvitova was forced to take a break from tennis after being attacked by a knife-wielding intruder at her home in 2016.

Secret Service Denies Reports of Scuffle Over 'Nuclear Football' With Chinese Security Secret Service Denies Reports of Scuffle Over 'Nuclear Football' With Chinese Security

Chinese security officials blocked the U.S. military aide carrying the briefcase that carries the procedures and communications equipment that allow the USA leader to launch nuclear missiles as the official entered the Great Hall, according to the ...

Russian curler failed two dope tests Russian curler failed two dope tests

The World Curling Federation's rules quite literally state that a true curler would prefer to lose than to win unfairly. CAS made no mention of two tests nor did it specify the nature of the banned substance. "It's been surreal, absolutely surrea...

Poe files resolution calling for the investigaton of OFW deaths, abuses Poe files resolution calling for the investigaton of OFW deaths, abuses

Residents lined the highway as the funeral convoy escorted by police cars and motorcycles made its way to Demafelis' hometown, about a two hour's drive from the city. He said the long-term solution was for the Philippines to strengthen its economy ...

Germany's SPD vows to clash with 'down for the count' Angela Merkel Germany's SPD vows to clash with 'down for the count' Angela Merkel

She also said she wants the European Union to take further steps towards a common foreign policy as part of a "very ambitious agenda" for the reform the 28-member bloc. "We need to act now". But EU reform, which has moved up the agenda with Britain...

Cyclone Gita hits New Zealand Cyclone Gita hits New Zealand

New Zealand's MetService issued severe weather warnings for most of the country's South Island, expected to be hit by heavy rain and gale-force winds, while it said western areas of the North Island will face strong northerly winds. Last week, Gita...

Venezuela's own oil-backed cryptocurrency is available for presale today Venezuela's own oil-backed cryptocurrency is available for presale today

The U.S. government has said that any purchasing of the Petro may still be in violation of the economic sanctions placed on the country, as it represents "an extension of credit" to Venezuela . Maduro said that 100 million petro tokens worth s...

Search continues for missing Iranian plane Search continues for missing Iranian plane

The ATR passenger plane belonging to Aseman Airline crashed near Semirom, south of Isfahan province, when it was flying from Tehran to Yasouj. The weather is expected to get even colder in the Zagros Mountains on Tuesday, making the search and re...

Donald Trump's son to help sell luxury apartments during India visit Donald Trump's son to help sell luxury apartments during India visit

The projects are named after the elder Trump and are licensed by the his firm Trump Organisation , which is a private conglomerate owned by him. Early buyers of apartments at the Trump Towers in Gurgaon were last month offered the chance to dine...

Russia, Turkey to enhance cooperation in Syria under Astana format Russia, Turkey to enhance cooperation in Syria under Astana format

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad criticized it as infringing on the country's sovereignty. Turkey last month launched military operation dubbed "Olive Branch" supporting Syrian rebels with ground troops and air strikes against the Kurdish People's ...

Thumb Theft in Philly Becomes International Incident Thumb Theft in Philly Becomes International Incident

Authorities say Rohana took photos while posing next to a statue known as " The Cavalryman ". Museum workers first noticed the warrior's damaged hand on 8 January this year with the Federal Bureau of Investigation tracing the incident to Mr Rohana....

71 dead in eastern Ghouta in past day 71 dead in eastern Ghouta in past day

Hundreds are wounded. Government forces have strengthened their positions around the besieged area, which may indicate that a ground offensive is being prepared. The rebels' mortar attacks have rained down the capital Damascus, while the Syrian milit...

WH: President Open To Improving Background Checks WH: President Open To Improving Background Checks

Cruz is charged with 17 murders at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, near Ft. In recent years, several attempts to revive an expired ban or pass a new one stalled in congress. He followed a similar path after the mass s...

PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates New BJP Headquarters at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates New BJP Headquarters at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg

The BJP's shift may put pressure on other parties to follow suit as nearly all of them have been functioning for decades out of bungalows. The BJP chief said in a year all the district headquarters of the BJP would be constructed and will get con...

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