Tuesday August 21-st, 2018

Zimbabwe’s Upcoming Elections Are A Political Charade: Former US Envoys

MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday said he welcomed the endorsement of his presidential bid by former President Robert Mugabe who was ousted out of power by the military in November past year. Mnangagwa, 75, who promises a fresh start for...

Geraldo: Former 'Consigliere' Cohen Could Represent a 'Significant Legal Threat' to Trump Geraldo: Former 'Consigliere' Cohen Could Represent a 'Significant Legal Threat' to Trump

A first statement said that the participants had mostly discussed adoption of Russian orphans in the United States. On Wednesday, Trump expressed disbelief that Cohen would have taped conversations with him, a day after an audio recording of a conv...

Israeli Police Arrest Ahed Tamimi Mural Artist Agostino Chirwin Israeli Police Arrest Ahed Tamimi Mural Artist Agostino Chirwin

In a December 2017 video that quickly went viral the then 16-year-old Tamimi is seen slapping and kicking soldiers in the driveway of her home. Ahed al-Tamimi and her mother, who was also imprisoned over the incident, were released after serving an...

Colombian Cartel Puts $70,000 Price On The Head Of Drug-Sniffing Dog Colombian Cartel Puts $70,000 Price On The Head Of Drug-Sniffing Dog

The bounty has been issued by the Urabeños, also known as the Gulf clan, and they've been cited by the U.S. Justice Department as the " largest and most influential criminal group in Colombia ". President-elect Iván Duque is promising a tougher appr...

Israel to build new settler homes after deadly knife attack Israel to build new settler homes after deadly knife attack

Avigdor Lieberman said in a tweet on Friday that the construction of new homes would be the "best answer" to the killing of 31-year-old Yotam Ovadia by a Palestinian teenager in the Geva Binyamin (Adam) settlement the night before. Local sources conf...

Mueller examining Trump’s tweets in wide-ranging obstruction inquiry Mueller examining Trump’s tweets in wide-ranging obstruction inquiry

Special counsel Robert Mueller and Donald Trump Jr . were both spotted just feet from one another at a boarding gate in Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) on Friday afternoon, and the internet quite simply could not resist turning it into a me...

Trump Denies He Knew Beforehand of Meeting With Russian Lawyer Trump Denies He Knew Beforehand of Meeting With Russian Lawyer

He said he understands Davis as a "fine gentleman and a very fine lawyer" so he's happy Cohen has a good lawyer, but he's concerned about the Clinton connection. The New York Times first broke news about the meeting in July 2017. Mr Trump was als...

Japan hangs six more members of cult behind 1995 subway gas attack Japan hangs six more members of cult behind 1995 subway gas attack

The executions come after authorities hanged "guru" Shoko Asahara and six of his one-time followers earlier this month, after years on death row. Aum Shinrikyo , or Supreme Truth cult, was founded by Asahara in 1984. The 13 cult members spent ye...

Change your flag, Australia, says NZ's acting PM Change your flag, Australia, says NZ's acting PM

New Zealand tried to clear things up once and for all by holding a referendum on a redesigned flag in 2016 . Before 1901, New Zealand was considered a colony of Australia, and its name even appeared on the Australian Constitution. New Zealand's fe...

Greek seaside wildfires kill 50, as hugging bodies are found on beaches Greek seaside wildfires kill 50, as hugging bodies are found on beaches

On Monday, wildfires broke out on the outskirts of the country's capital of Athens (in Kineta, about 50 kilometers west of the capital, in the East Attica area and near the town of Kalamos). Greece sought help in fighting the fires from the Europe...

Trump says 'very happy' with progress in North Korea talks Trump says 'very happy' with progress in North Korea talks

They include the rocket engine rail-mounted processing building, where parts for space vehicles are assembled. While Pyongyang could be trying to build trust with Washington as they engage in talks to resolve the nuclear standoff, analysts say dism...

New Zealand turns to the skies to witness rare blood moon New Zealand turns to the skies to witness rare blood moon

At 8.24pm, the moon will start moving into the umbral shadow of the earth. "The earth's atmosphere then turns the light red in the same way that the sun appears when it is going down", Prof Fabian said. Apart from being called the red Moon, it is...

Facebook suspends account of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones Facebook suspends account of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

According to Facebook, the company received reports related to four different videos on the pages that Infowars and Alex Jones maintain on Facebook. Asked by CNN how they can claim to be serious about tackling the problem of misinformation o...

More Than 460 Migrant Parents Might Have Been Deported Without Their Children More Than 460 Migrant Parents Might Have Been Deported Without Their Children

Spencer Amdur, another ACLU attorney, said there are three categories of concern: The roughly 1,600 children who "everyone agrees have to be reunified" by Thursday; children whose parents were deported and who must be reunified but not necessarily by...

Series of deadly IS attacks kill 150 in Syria Series of deadly IS attacks kill 150 in Syria

Rami Abdel Rahman, the head of the Britain-based Observatory, said the group then followed up with further attacks in the province. Chargè d'Affaires Alex Lamadrid said the Embassy was in touch with two Filipino women in Sweida who are married to S...

Iranian General dismisses Donald Trump's threats as 'psychological warfare' Iranian General dismisses Donald Trump's threats as 'psychological warfare'

Trump's comments were in response to earlier remarks by Iran's President Hassan Rouhani , who warned the United States that war with Tehran would be the "mother of all wars". Rouhani also suggested Iran could immediately ramp up its production o...

United Kingdom to refuse Brexit bill without trade deal, says minister United Kingdom to refuse Brexit bill without trade deal, says minister

The EU's verdict is a blow to May. The two sides also discussed the UK's goals for future economic ties with its biggest trading partner. May's Chequers Plan has been met with fierce criticism, with senior ministers resigning from her cabinet and...

Ryan says he opposes GOP effort to impeach DOJ’s Rosenstein Ryan says he opposes GOP effort to impeach DOJ’s Rosenstein

The right-wing litany of fury about Rosenstein seems to vacillate between accusing him of being an agent in a deep state conspiracy to frame Trump, or simply helping cover up said conspiracy. "Trying to remove Rod Rosenstein from the Justice Depa...

Zoo paints stripes on donkeys and calls them zebras, student says Zoo paints stripes on donkeys and calls them zebras, student says

Mr Sarhan said the enclosure was home to two animals, both which he says were painted. Since the photos went viral, a number of vets in the country were quick to confirm that the animal was indeed a donkey. This is not the first attempt by a zoo to...

USA plane arrives in South Korea with remains of war dead USA plane arrives in South Korea with remains of war dead

Troops from various nations serving in South Korea under the United Nations command presented an honor guard before the plane, as white-gloved troops in different uniforms descended the ramp of the US Air Force C-17, carefully holding cases wrapp...

United States and European Union agree to work towards lower trade barriers United States and European Union agree to work towards lower trade barriers

Trump announced that the European Union will be buying "a lot more " soybeans from the United States, and that Brussels and Washington will work to eliminate tariffs, barriers and subsidies on "non-auto industrial goods". Coming up: The US is...

27-year-old man sought in deadly stabbing at BART station 27-year-old man sought in deadly stabbing at BART station

I will keep you updated as more info becomes available. "She was a lovely person inside and out, and she didn't deserve it", Monroe said. The two sisters were returning from a family function when the attack happened, according to CBS News .

At least 100 missing after Laos dam collapse At least 100 missing after Laos dam collapse

The portion of the dam that collapsed on Monday is reported to be a "saddle dam", an auxiliary structure used to hold water beyond what is held by the main dam. Among the companies involved in the project according to the Laos News Agency are Tha...

Trump refuses to answer questions about secret recording with Michael Cohen Trump refuses to answer questions about secret recording with Michael Cohen

The conversation between Trump and Cohen surrounds a debate about whether Trump should buy the rights of McDougal's story from tabloid publisher American Media, which paid her $150,000 for details of the affair. Giuliani said the recording was le...

Donald Trump postpones second summit with Vladimir Putin until next year Donald Trump postpones second summit with Vladimir Putin until next year

National Security Adviser John R. Bolton said they want to hold the next meeting without the cloud of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. The new sanctions push also comes as Pompeo prepares to go to Capitol Hill to testify in front of ...

GOP lawmakers introduce articles of impeachment against Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein GOP lawmakers introduce articles of impeachment against Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein

Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) Wednesday in a tweet . It is unclear whether there will be enough support in the party to pass the impeachment resolution, as Republican leaders have not signed on to the effort and are unlikely to back it. The right-win...

Release of secret Trump recording raises legal questions Release of secret Trump recording raises legal questions

In the unwieldy tape, Cohen and Trump appear to be discussing plans to set up a shell company buy the rights to McDougal's story, which was purchased by American Media Inc. "The only people who use cash are drug dealers and mobsters", he added . "...

Trump's next proposed summit with Putin delayed Trump's next proposed summit with Putin delayed

But Trump on Tuesday claimed via Twitter that Russian Federation is planning to interfere in the 2018 midterms to aid Democrats . Just 8 percent of Americans said the president is too tough on Russian Federation, and that idea received weak supp...

Cohen prosecutors get 12 tapes to review Cohen prosecutors get 12 tapes to review

Cohen's office was raided April 9 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which seized electronic devices and paper records containing more than 800,000 individual files, court records show. McDougal sold her story as an exclusive to the Nationa...

The Hill: 665 More Michael Cohen Documents Released The Hill: 665 More Michael Cohen Documents Released

Rudy Giuliani , Trump's current attorney, told Fox News on Tuesday that there was no "indication of any crime being committed on this tape", though didn't address why the Trump campaign had previously denied having any knowledge of the McDougal...

Trump announces an agreement with European Union on tariffs Trump announces an agreement with European Union on tariffs

Farmers have been a particular target in the current clash over trade policy as other countries seek to retaliate for US duties on Chinese goods as well as on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union , Canada and Mexico. The Department of ...

India to open 18 embassies in Africa, says PM Modi India to open 18 embassies in Africa, says PM Modi

The theme of the summit is, " BRICS in Africa: collaboration for inclusive growth and shared prosperity in the 4th Industrial revolution". "With India we signed a loan of $100 million for irrigation in three separate areas in the country and $100 ...

Ryan: Trump Threat To Revoke Security Clearances Is 'Trolling People' Ryan: Trump Threat To Revoke Security Clearances Is 'Trolling People'

It's routine for the former directors of intelligence agencies and other senior officials to maintain their security clearances, so they can share their expertise with current leaders or be called in for consultations on how a prior administration ha...

Forest fires: Greece declares state of emergency, asks for global aid Forest fires: Greece declares state of emergency, asks for global aid

Athanasia Oktapodi, whose home is surrounded by pine trees, said she first spotted the fire moving down the hill "and five or ten minutes later it was in my garden". "We will do whatever is humanly possible to control it", Prime Minister Alexis Tsipr...

UI student Mollie Tibbetts still missing after weekend search UI student Mollie Tibbetts still missing after weekend search

Mollie Tibbetts was dog-sittingin at her boyfriend's home, Wednesday night, that's the last time she was seen. Image: Ms Tibbetts has been missing since Wednesday evening. "We continue to hope that she's somewhere with a friend and soon shows up...

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