Monday August 20-th, 2018

Showdown escalates between Mueller, Trump's lawyers Showdown escalates between Mueller, Trump's lawyers

Former Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo met with special counsel Robert Mueller's team at noon on Wednesday as part of their investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, New York Magazine reported . When Dowd quit i...

109 people detained for May Day violence in Paris 109 people detained for May Day violence in Paris

Four people were slightly injured including one policeman, according to Delpuech. According to police, as many as 109 individuals were detained following Tuesday's clashes. The police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse the demonstrators. ...

Trump again threatens to 'get involved' in Russian Federation probe Trump again threatens to 'get involved' in Russian Federation probe

Rosenstein also approved an FBI raid last month that seized a trove of evidence from Trump's longtime attorney, Michael Cohen, as part of a months-long criminal investigation into his business practices that was taking place in New York City.

Ahead of China trip, Lighthizer makes no predictions Ahead of China trip, Lighthizer makes no predictions

The top-level USA trade delegation is going to Beijing for talks on May 3-4 amid an ongoing dispute between the world's two largest economies. U.S. "The U.S. wants greater access to China's market, but it should not use trade actions as a batteri...

Austin City Limits Festival 2018 announces artist line-up Austin City Limits Festival 2018 announces artist line-up

Headlining the event are Paul McCartney (only USA date ), Metallica (only US date ), Childish Gambino, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott (Texas debut), and Odesza . The last day of the festival is scheduled for October 14. Today, the festival's ...

Myanmar urged to hold 'proper' probe into alleged atrocities against Rohingya Myanmar urged to hold 'proper' probe into alleged atrocities against Rohingya

Myanmar signed an agreement with Bangladesh on the return of displaced persons from Bangladesh in November last year, announcing readiness to start the process on January 23 this year. Many in Myanmar regard Rohingya as illegal immigrants from mostly...

Iran nuclear deal: Israeli PM an 'infamous liar' Iran nuclear deal: Israeli PM an 'infamous liar'

Israeli forces "appear to have broken a seal of sorts", Schanzer said, adding that Israel may see a "window" as Syria's air defenses are vulnerable . A 2007 U.S. National Intelligence Estimate judged with "high confidence" that Tehran halted its nuc...

Horror viral video shows Brit being attacked by lion at 'predator park' Horror viral video shows Brit being attacked by lion at 'predator park'

The park also offers a " lion mobile" experience in which visitors are placed in a large steel cage on the back of a small truck, then driven through the big cat enclosure. Video of the incident recorded by a tourist on the trip was shared online s...

Comey dismisses House report on Trump-Russia collusion as a 'political document' Comey dismisses House report on Trump-Russia collusion as a 'political document'

Former British spy Christopher Steele was a government contractor when he illegally leaked the dossier and lied about it. Mueller team members and FBI officials Lisa Page and Peter Strzok operated with such open hatred for Trump that they were remove...

John Kelly denies that called trump an John Kelly denies that called trump an "idiot"

Kelly , who is a former USA marine corps general, considers himself a check on the famously erratic president with a questionable grasp on policy and has called Trump "an idiot" to underscore that point, NBC News reported on Monday, citing multip...

Brazilian sets world record for largest wave ever surfed Brazilian sets world record for largest wave ever surfed

The usual suspects were in attendance, and for the most part, the winners were shoe-ins. The Brazilian was handed the award for "biggest wave". But something else happened, too. "I try to surf big waves all my life and I had a huge experience in ...

Lydia Ko claims first win since 2016 at LPGA Mediheal Championship Lydia Ko claims first win since 2016 at LPGA Mediheal Championship

Ko, who turned 21 on Tuesday, dropped her head back - in relief or disbelief - then cried as she was congratulated on the green. Playing under ideal conditions with sunshine and temperatures in the low 80s Fahrenheit (26C), Dufner and Perez finished ...

EU Chief Negotiator Warns Irish Border Talks Risk Collapse EU Chief Negotiator Warns Irish Border Talks Risk Collapse

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator has denied Arlene Foster's claims that he has been "aggressive" towards Northern Ireland unionists in the Brexit talks . As pressure to reach a working settlement on the future of the border grows Stephen Kelly (MN...

Pompeo Briefs Saudi, Israel on Trump Plans for Iran Deal Pompeo Briefs Saudi, Israel on Trump Plans for Iran Deal

Israel has long accused Iran of using the agreement as a fig leaf to continue with its nuclear development program, and in recent months the United States has adopted that stance as well. Netanyahu has repeatedly called for the nuclear deal with Isr...

Imam Khamenei: US Aware of Consequences of Military Action against Iran Imam Khamenei: US Aware of Consequences of Military Action against Iran

However, "these regional countries should know that if they face the Islamic republic, they will be definitely defeated", he said. Iran said on Monday cooperation between Saudi Arabia and the United States will further destabilize the Middle East, ...

Twin blasts in Afghan capital kill at least 26, including nine journalists Twin blasts in Afghan capital kill at least 26, including nine journalists

Sabawoon Kakar, an RFE cameraman, died within the hospital from his accidents. It's believed that media workers were targeted , Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danesh told the news outlet, because the second suicide bomber accessed the area ...

BIBI'S BOMBSHELL: Israeli PM 'HAS EVIDENCE' Iran Violating Nuclear Deal BIBI'S BOMBSHELL: Israeli PM 'HAS EVIDENCE' Iran Violating Nuclear Deal

Trump has threatened to withdraw from the agreement reached between Iran and global powers, which granted Tehran relief from worldwide economic sanctions in return for curbs to its nuclear program. How was the 2015 deal meant to work? Iran says ...

Stormy Daniels Sues President Trump for Defamation over Tweet About Forensic Sketch Stormy Daniels Sues President Trump for Defamation over Tweet About Forensic Sketch

Stormy says that Trump never signed the non disclosure agreements, instead, the complaint claims that personal lawyer, Michael Cohen , signed the document on behalf of the president. The White House says Trump did not have a sexual encounter with Da...

Trump Says Confident Summit with Kim Will Go Ahead Trump Says Confident Summit with Kim Will Go Ahead

A historic summit between the leaders of North and South Korea has raised the prospect of a formal peace treaty by the end of this year. As The Independent notes, Moon previously said Trump "deserves big credit for bringing about the inter-Ko...

All Indian villages now have a power supply: Prime Minister Modi All Indian villages now have a power supply: Prime Minister Modi

Villages were earlier deemed electrified if a power line reached the area. However, many social media users weren't as thrilled with his tweet and felt that it was a little misleading as it didn't divulge all the details. The work of bringing power...

Strikes in Hama Kill 26 Fighters, Mostly Iranians Strikes in Hama Kill 26 Fighters, Mostly Iranians

Our foreign secretary, cheered on by a jingoistic British media, lit new flames under the cold war, blaming Russian Federation for all the worlds ills, whilst commentators found ever more reason to support United Kingdom military action without prope...

Steel industry braced for fresh crisis as U.S. tariff fears grow Steel industry braced for fresh crisis as U.S. tariff fears grow

But Trump walked back from an earlier no-exemptions stance to give Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, the European Union, Mexico and South Korea a temporary reprieve when the tariffs took effect in March, and directed US Trade Representative Rober...

Amid bonhomie, China says won't push India on BRI Amid bonhomie, China says won't push India on BRI

Tensions also flared up past year on the Doklam Plateau on the border between China, India and Bhutan, with troops dispatched from both sides and facing off for months after China attempted to build a road there. Obviously, the Doklam standoff did no...

NASA canceled our first step toward returning humans to the moon NASA canceled our first step toward returning humans to the moon

Under CLPS, NASA plans to issue multiple indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts to companies capable of delivering payloads to the lunar surface. A prototype was field tested in 2015 and underwent vacuum and thermal testing the fo...

Singapore Sevens: Fiji leads championship for 1st time

A dramatic late try in Singapore saw Fiji claim its fourth HSBC Sevens World Series trophy of the season after defeating Australia 28-22 in the final. Kenya Sevens players Sammy Oliech and Jeff Oluoch during the World Rugby Sevens Series. The Oly...

Trump skips annual dinner for enthusiastic rally in MI Trump skips annual dinner for enthusiastic rally in MI

President Donald Trump arrives at a rally April 28 at the Total Sports Complex facility in Washington Township. President Donald Trump bragged to supporters at a rally in Washington Township, Michigan , on Saturday about his economic and diplo...

Stoltenberg spoke about a dual approach to Russian Federation Stoltenberg spoke about a dual approach to Russian Federation

The NATO chief also said the agenda of the first session of the NATO foreign ministers' meeting was related to Russian Federation and the current situation in the Middle East and North Africa. "No", Mr Pompeo replied bluntly when asked if Germany's...

Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Bill to Protect Special Counsel Mueller Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Bill to Protect Special Counsel Mueller

That's a testament to the grassroots actions that have made clear we expect Congress to stand up for our constitution. It is also an important bipartisan statement in support of the rule of law. Rudy Giuliani , the most recent arrival to Donald Tr...

Rahul Gandhi's plane scare: Police await technical experts' report Rahul Gandhi's plane scare: Police await technical experts' report

Congress member Kaushik Vidyarthee, one of the passengers, complained about several "unexplained technical failures" during the two-hour journey. Alleging "intentional tampering" with aircraft, the Congress party had on Thursday demanded a probe in...

Israel border: Three Palestinians killed, Gaza officials say Israel border: Three Palestinians killed, Gaza officials say

Israel's U.N. Ambassador Danny Danon accused Hamas of orchestrating provocations and confrontations along the security fence and using women and children as human shields. He added, "This is evil in its purest form". Gaza is run by the Islamist H...

Ricciardo offers race strategy for overtaking leaders

Yesterday I struggled with confidence and trust in the auto, which is important. "We're in the mix". This is the fifth best track to overtake and I am going to try to give Sebastian a hard time tomorrow (Sunday). "I was trying to get out of the way...

OIL WARNING: Trump's decision on Iran nuclear deal could push up prices OIL WARNING: Trump's decision on Iran nuclear deal could push up prices

Before we get to the broader causes, let's take a look at the key headlines dominating world news that have impacted crude prices in the recent past-along with the Energy Information Administration's (EIA's) inventory data, which was announced on Apr...

Air ambulance crash in northern Wisconsin Air ambulance crash in northern Wisconsin

At least four people have died in medical helicopter crashes in Wisconsin since 2006, according to a review of a National Transportation Safety Board database by USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin. Ascension said in a statement that it's working with emerge...

Migrant 'caravan' at US-Mexico border prepares for mass crossing Migrant 'caravan' at US-Mexico border prepares for mass crossing

Two busloads of migrants arrived Tuesday in the border city of Mexicali - which sits opposite Calexico, California - and paused for a rest stop before continuing on to Tijuana . DHS continues to monitor the remnants of the "caravan" of individua...

EU, Canada, US launch operation to disrupt propaganda apparatus EU, Canada, US launch operation to disrupt propaganda apparatus

Some of the Islamic State's most prominent propaganda websites have been hit by a coordinated cyber strike by European countries, in an attempt to curb the terror group's online influence. Since arising in Syria and Iraq in 2014, ISIS has made he...

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