Thursday August 16-th, 2018

American man freed from Venezuelan prison American man freed from Venezuelan prison

A Utah man who had been jailed in Venezuela for almost two years has returned to the United States . In 2016, the 26-year-old set out for Venezuela to marry his fiancée Thamara Candelo, but ended up in the El Helicoide prison without trial, afte...

Young reporter catches Sarah Sanders off-guard with question on mass shootings Young reporter catches Sarah Sanders off-guard with question on mass shootings

He said that he and his friends are concerned the effect such drills have on their " mental health ", and that they worry about getting "shot at school". "No one is defending what she said", Sanders said, arguing "the president is the president of al...

NC Gov. announces state of emergency for mountain counties NC Gov. announces state of emergency for mountain counties

McDowell County Emergency Services director William Kehler told NBC News that the mandatory evacuations impacted "several thousand" residents . McDowell County Emergency Management deputy director Adrienne Jones says the dam hasn't failed, but i...

Stroll-outs as Syria takes over as chair of world disarmament physique Stroll-outs as Syria takes over as chair of world disarmament physique

Referring to killings and chemical weapons attacks allegedly committed against civilians by the Syrian government, Robert Wood said Tuesday "this is no normal presidency, and thus the USA will not treat it as such". and Britain and would protest agai...

Four Russian military advisers killed in Syria Four Russian military advisers killed in Syria

The firefight occurred in the Deir al-Zour governorate, an oil-rich area of eastern Syria , after several mobile units of the IS attacked a Syrian Army artillery battery, the Russian news agency Interfax quoted the ministry as saying in a statement....

Trump Hits Democrats on Border Cage Photos Trump Hits Democrats on Border Cage Photos

At the same time , Health and Human Services officials are under scrutiny concerning the treatment of unaccompanied minors who seek to enter the U.S. Immigration Program at the Migration Policy Institute. The Homeland Security Department's longsta...

Alternatives to single-use plastics Alternatives to single-use plastics

The European Commission, the EU's executive arm, said businesses will benefit from one set of rules for an EU market of around 500 million people. It is subject to approval by EU governments and the European Parliament. This will also mean more sus...

Gov't exploring cost-effective ways to terminate HSR, ECRL projects Gov't exploring cost-effective ways to terminate HSR, ECRL projects

When asked if money borrowed for the project will not be brought into the country, Dr Mahathir answered in the affirmative. Prior to Mahathir's comeback, he served as prime minister from 1981 to 2003, a period which saw a rocky relationship between...

Trump claims Mueller will 'meddle' in midterm elections Trump claims Mueller will 'meddle' in midterm elections

Trump was likely in search of headlines when he embarked on the campaign to undermine Mueller. For the 12th time since Saturday, President Donald Trump tweeted this morning at length about Robert Mueller's investigation, or as he now calls it...

Gunman kills two police officers in Belgium 'after taking woman hostage' Gunman kills two police officers in Belgium 'after taking woman hostage'

It said that he may have been radicalised while in jail. He had recently been released from prison, where he had been in contact with extremist prisoners. Four other officers were wounded in the attack, one of them seriously with a severed femora...

Parkland parents decry game that simulates school shootings Parkland parents decry game that simulates school shootings

The game was developed by Revived Games and is published by Acid . Warning: Video contains images of videogame violence that may disturb. "The broader conversation about Steam's content policies is one that we'll be addressing soon", it said.

Former North Korea spy chief heads to USA for talks Former North Korea spy chief heads to USA for talks

Treasury Department readied "nearly three-dozen sanction targets, including Russian and Chinese entities, according to two administration officials", per the report. Perhaps more importantly in regards to any US visit, he has also served as "the key ...

Jaw-dropping scenes from the Ellicott City flood Jaw-dropping scenes from the Ellicott City flood

Sunday near a Mexican restaurant situated along Main Street in Ellicott City . A small window of time to survey losses and gather belongings will be given to those in the flood damaged areas, officials say. "Maybe he's sitting up in a tree where n...

USA following through on 25 percent Chinese tariff

The White House has gone back on its pledge to back down over tariffs on Chinese goods, announcing today that it will impose duties on $50bn-worth of goods. The US filed the case regarding these violations on March 23. When he announced the initi...

Lava flow enters Hawaii geothermal plant property Lava flow enters Hawaii geothermal plant property

As reported by the Fox News, lava crossed onto the Puna Geothermal Venture and continued advancing east on the property. The lava flow from the Kilauea volcano we have all been watching for the past few weeks now covers more than 3,200 acres, o...

Pompeo’s Iran Speech a Prelude to War? Pompeo’s Iran Speech a Prelude to War?

P5+1 is a reference to the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - the U.S., Russia , China , France and Great Britain - plus Germany . Most of the Iranian policies cited by Pompeo are indeed problematic, yet are hardly unique to tha...

2 journalists killed in North Carolina when tree falls onto SUV 2 journalists killed in North Carolina when tree falls onto SUV

Mike McCormick and Aaron Smeltzer , from news outlet WYFF , died when a falling tree crushed their vehicle as they drove down a highway. "While we are competitors on the air, Mike and Aaron were our friends, and part of a journalism family".

President puts Italy on path to fresh polls

According to political scientist and analyst Marco Neri, a technocrat government is charged with keeping the government operating until a new political government can be selected, though a technocrat government can also be given a specific mandate ...

'Spider-Man' Scales Building To Save Dangling Child; Macron Offers Him Citizenship 'Spider-Man' Scales Building To Save Dangling Child; Macron Offers Him Citizenship

In the meeting, live footage of which was carried on the president's Facebook page, Macron gave Gassama a medal for bravery and also proposed that Gassama join the French fire service. The AP reports Gassama has authorization to stay legally in Ita...

New Zealand slaughtering more than 100000 cows to eradicate bovine disease New Zealand slaughtering more than 100000 cows to eradicate bovine disease

The decision was taken to "protect the base of our economy - the farming sector", Ardern said . The disease causes udder infections, pneumonia and arthritis, but does not affect milk and meat for human consumption. Government and farming sector le...

Top Korean aide lands in Singapore as summit looms Top Korean aide lands in Singapore as summit looms

Following an unusually provocative 2017 in which his engineers tested a purported thermonuclear warhead and three long-range missiles theoretically capable of striking mainland US cities, Kim has engaged in a flurry of diplomatic activity in recent m...

India says it will not follow USA sanctions on Iran India says it will not follow USA sanctions on Iran

However, the officials said the United States decision to reinstate financial sanctions on Iran would not impact India's oil imports as long as European countries did not follow suit. Swaraj's comments came just before a meeting with her Iranian coun...

Paris mayor praises Malian 'hero' for scaling building to save child Paris mayor praises Malian 'hero' for scaling building to save child

On reaching the fourth floor, Mr Gassama puts one leg over the balcony before reaching out with his right arm and grabbing the child. He has also been offered a job with the Paris fire brigade, announced Macron on Twitter . "Because this is an exc...

USA warships 'seriously infringed' on China - Beijing military chiefs USA warships 'seriously infringed' on China - Beijing military chiefs

The US Navy's Higgins and Antietam warships, a destroyer and cruiser respectively, entered China's territorial waters without permission and were met by the Chinese Navy, which "conducted verification and identification of US ships according to law...

Syria Forbids Iran from Using Syrian Air Force Hangers

Netanyahu will travel to Germany and France for talks expected to focus on the USA decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal - long sought by Israel - and the Iranian presence in Syria. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday...

Justice Department Holds Second, Bipartisan Briefing On Classified Russia Probe Information Justice Department Holds Second, Bipartisan Briefing On Classified Russia Probe Information

In reaction to the bombshell allegations that the secret police infiltrated the campaign of the sitting president's political opponents and may have even tried to entrap some of its staff in order to "reverse-engineer" the pretext for stepping up spy...

Rudy Giuliani admits 'Spygate' is Trump PR tactic against Robert Mueller Rudy Giuliani admits 'Spygate' is Trump PR tactic against Robert Mueller

He said that Trump's counsel is not going to sit the president down with Mueller until they can prove this whole investigation is not a "trap for perjury". The Trump administration, however, has long maintained that the Mueller probe is no more than ...

Flash Floods Strike Ellicott City, Md

Many businesses had just finished rebuilding, Kittleman said. Two people died in the floods on July 30, 2016. Along with looking for Eddison, officials are also assessing the damage to homes, shops and restaurants in the city . "It's heavily paved, ...

CATASTROPHIC flash flood in Ellicott City Maryland as state of EMERGENCY declared CATASTROPHIC flash flood in Ellicott City Maryland as state of EMERGENCY declared

Witnesses say he was "swept towards the Patapsco River" by the floodwaters on Sunday evening. "It's significantly higher than it was before,"Jessica Ur, a server at Ellicott City's Pure Wine Cafe told The Baltimore Sun ". In some areas, water ...

Hero Teacher Says Student Injured In School Shooting Is ‘Remarkable’ Hero Teacher Says Student Injured In School Shooting Is ‘Remarkable’

Seaman says he acted because he cares deeply about his students. "So that is why I did what I did". Jason Seaman spoke publicly for the first time since the Noblesville shooting Friday, thanking the IN community for support, praising a 13-year-old ...

Irish Citizens Vote to Repeal its National Abortion Ban by a Landslide Irish Citizens Vote to Repeal its National Abortion Ban by a Landslide

After 12 weeks abortion would only be available in cases of fatal foetal anomaly, if the pregnant woman's life was at risk or if her health was at risk of serious harm. Women are, however, allowed to have abortions overseas. Campaigners for t...

North, South Korean leaders hold surprise summit North, South Korean leaders hold surprise summit

On Thursday, Trump called off a June 12 summit with Kim in Singapore but then told reporters Friday he's still open to a conference. But on Friday he indicated the meeting could be salvaged after welcoming a conciliatory statement from Pyong...

Top House Democrat Requests Probe Into How FBI Source's Name Was Leaked

That was in March 2017, as the national mainstream news media began transforming from "reporting news" to "creating news". Democrats and law enforcement officials have dismissed the charges as an effort to erode faith in Mr. Meanwhile, the White...

Trump says American prisoner in Venezuela has been released

The U.S. Embassy was kept at an arm's length, for fear of derailing the talks, although the initiative was backed by Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon, who also knew Maduro from his days as political officer in Caracas at the outset of Hugo Chav...

President Trump hails IN teacher who stopped shooting President Trump hails IN teacher who stopped shooting

To all the students, you are all wonderful and I thank you for your support. The officer shot and wounded the suspect, who was arrested before anyone else could be injured. when a still-unidentified student in the class, which was taking a test, aske...

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