Tuesday August 21-st, 2018

Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones

Colbert was referring to the news that tech companies and social media sites have made a decision to either ban or pull content from Infowars and Jones from their sites. However, it appears that the increasing ostracisation of Jones from tech pla...

Manafort prosecutors say judge's harsh words hurt their case Manafort prosecutors say judge's harsh words hurt their case

Instead, prosecutors for Mueller have accuse Manafort of hiding at least $30 million that he earned while representing Russia's neighboring country of Ukraine and its president, Viktor Yanukovych, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

43 killed in Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen 43 killed in Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen

The Saudi government issued a statement on August 9 and described the strike as "a legitimate military action" and was "conducted in conformity with the global humanitarian law". Turki al-Maliki said the kingdom's air defense had intercepted a ball...

Pence says U.S. has never needed a 'Space Force' more Pence says U.S. has never needed a 'Space Force' more

So we gotta ask. Critics note that the creation of a new military branch would require congressional legislation, and that it would probably balloon the Department of Defense's already massive budget. "Until we have those same needs in space, the A...

10 years after war, Georgia condemns Russia's ongoing 'occupation' 10 years after war, Georgia condemns Russia's ongoing 'occupation'

Under NATO rules, countries with territorial conflicts can not join the alliance. Georgia lost its control of both areas and Russian Federation later recognized both South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states. Nevertheless, a survey recentl...

German couple jailed for selling son, 9, to paedophiles on dark web German couple jailed for selling son, 9, to paedophiles on dark web

The man, who has a previous conviction for child abuse, must remain in preventive custody after serving his sentence. The woman, identified as Berrin T, 48, and partner, identified as Christian L., 39, were found guilty of rape, aggravated sexual a...

Lombok hit by another strong quake

The quake which hit Indonesia's Lombok island on Sunday evening killed at least 347 people, and officials say the death toll is likely to increase. The military said it sent five planes carrying food, medicine, blankets, field tents and water tan...

Over 100 rockets fired into Israel from Gaza Over 100 rockets fired into Israel from Gaza

Rocket warning sirens sounded nearly non-stop in the southernIsraeli town of Sderot and other border communities from sunset on Wednesday. Hamas wants an Israeli-Egyptian border blockade to be lifted, while Israel is demanding an end to the rocket ...

Armeena Khan calls out former London mayor over offensive burqa comments Armeena Khan calls out former London mayor over offensive burqa comments

Mr Johnson branded the burka "oppressive" and said it is "weird and bullying to expect people to cover their faces". Boris Johnson: What did Boris Johnson say about burkas? So I agree with Brandon Lewis'. The Metropolitan Police Commissioner ack...

Gates says he helped Manafort hide payments Gates says he helped Manafort hide payments

But Trump has shown interest in the proceedings, tweeting support for Manafort and suggesting he has been treated worse than gangster Al Capone. Prosecutors have pointed to an email in which Manafort sends to one bank a profit-and-loss statement his ...

N.Y. Rep. Chris Collins arrested on insider trading charges N.Y. Rep. Chris Collins arrested on insider trading charges

Chris Collins was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on insider trading charges . The indictment ( via Buzzfeed's Michael Hayes ) charges Collins and his son with insider trading relating to securities of Innate Immunotherapeutics ...

Manafort's lawyers press witness about his own lies, affair, embezzlement

Gates said "there were instances where I struggled with the interviews", suggesting he had trouble recalling information in his interviews with the special counsel. Gates made numerous damaging admissions during cross-examination. By way of explana...

British Columbian family stranded on Indonesian island after 7.0 magnitude natural disaster British Columbian family stranded on Indonesian island after 7.0 magnitude natural disaster

At least 347 people have been confirmed dead after a 6.9-magnitude natural disaster struck off the coast of Indonesia , according to local media, citing an emergency official. For many, food and water remains in short supply and people are afraid to...

China Tariffs on $16B Finalized for August 23 by Trump Administration

Mr. Trump has continued to portray tariffs on foreign imports as good for the country, even as many Republicans and traditionally right-of-center groups preach their ills. All China's main state newspapers published a lengthy commentary by the offi...

Republican narrowly scrapes ahead in dramatic OH congressional race Republican narrowly scrapes ahead in dramatic OH congressional race

With all precincts counted late on Tuesday night, United States time, Republican candidate Troy Balderson was approximately 1800 votes ahead, putting him on track for a victory of around one percentage point. But Trevor Moffitt, a public health doc...

'I thought it was a doll': Baby found floating in river dies 'I thought it was a doll': Baby found floating in river dies

It wasn't clear how long the baby had been in the water. Authorities investigate the death of a baby boy who was found floating in the water near the Brooklyn Bridge in Manhattan, on Sunday, Aug. The cause of death is unclear, and his body showed...

Luxury yacht linked to 1MDB scandal arrives in Malaysia Luxury yacht linked to 1MDB scandal arrives in Malaysia

The DoJ has sought to take custody of the Equanimity , after it was seized by Indonesia in February at the request of US authorities as part of a multi-billion dollar anti-kleptocracy investigation into 1MDB. Thomas said the Attorney-General's Chamb...

Nigerian security forces temporarily block lawmakers from entering parliament Nigerian security forces temporarily block lawmakers from entering parliament

The Director-General of the Department of State Services, Lawal Daura has been sacked by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo . According to Prince Secondus, "the siege in National Assembly leaves no one doubt that President Muhammadu Buhari and his r...

Gates Admits Embezzling From Manafort, Helping Hide Fraud Gates Admits Embezzling From Manafort, Helping Hide Fraud

Gates admitted that at Manafort's behest, they later created a loan agreement for Lyovochkin's payment, though no loan existed. Mr Gates, whose testimony in the federal court trial of Mr Manafort - his longtime business partner - in Alexandria, V...

Wild brawl at nail salon Wild brawl at nail salon

A nail salon erupted in violence on Friday, with a grandmother and two other customers attacked with a broomstick, believed to be over an eyebrow wax gone wrong. Video of the attack was posted to social media and prompted protests outside the sa...

Northern California wildfire now largest in state history Northern California wildfire now largest in state history

And in the case of the most recent California fires-which have burned populated areas as well as forests-hot, dry, windy weather is playing a bigger role than vegetative fuel loading. For the second time in less than eight months, California broke it...

M Karunanidhi's health condition declines, doctor says 'next 24 hours' are crucial M Karunanidhi's health condition declines, doctor says 'next 24 hours' are crucial

The funeral is due to take place on Wednesday (Aug 8) and the state government has declared a seven-day mourning period. As per official reports, all the government functions and cinema shows in Tamil Nadu that were scheduled on August 7 and August...

Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Canada affecting worldwide students in the Maritimes Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Canada affecting worldwide students in the Maritimes

The first Canadian source said Ottawa had no regrets about speaking out on human rights in Saudi Arabia . The Saudi Foreign Ministry took exception to the use of the term "immediately release", calling it "unfortunate, reprehensible, and unaccepta...

PTI to announce Imran Khan as PM candidate on August 6 PTI to announce Imran Khan as PM candidate on August 6

Apart from the Japanese ambassador, the British envoy and other foreign dignitaries have also visited the PTI chief in recent days. The party of the 65-year-old cricketer-turned-politician emerged as the single largest side in the National Assembl...

LeBron James adds Showtime documentary to TV portfolio LeBron James adds Showtime documentary to TV portfolio

Of course, Trump and James have been feuding for a long time, and in a recent CNN interview , James sat down with Lemon to talk about why he called the president a "bum" and his take on the political climate in 2018. The new show is scheduled to p...

In one tweet, Trump confuses everything about California bushfires In one tweet, Trump confuses everything about California bushfires

The River and Ranch fires had grown to cover about 82,675 hectares by Saturday night, and were considered 32 percent contained, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection ( Cal Fire ). "It is being diverted into the ...

Trump insists Trump Tower meeting 'totally legal' Trump insists Trump Tower meeting 'totally legal'

Here's how the accounts about the infamous meeting have evolved. But 13 months ago, the president gave a far different explanation for the meeting, saying it was about the adoption of Russian children. "You then misled the country about the goal ...

Judge Orders Trump Administration To Fully Restore DACA For Young Immigrants Judge Orders Trump Administration To Fully Restore DACA For Young Immigrants

Eisgruber said . Byron York said that with the court challenge over DACA, there has been talk on Capitol Hill of a "deal" that could potentially trade wall funding for DACA "legalization". Currently, the government must continue accepting applicat...

Dozens shot in Chicago in burst of weekend gun violence Dozens shot in Chicago in burst of weekend gun violence

Dozens of people have been wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago police said . In three hours beginning at 1.30 a.m. on Sunday, police records show that 30 people were shot and two killed in 10 incidents, reports CNN . "I promise we wil...

Trump Acknowledges Son Sought Clinton Dirt From Russians Trump Acknowledges Son Sought Clinton Dirt From Russians

The Trump camp maintains that it doesn't matter anyway, because information on Clinton was never delivered by the Russians, or received by the campaign, in the meeting. In bashing the Democrats, President Trump referenced comments from former Secre...

Deputies seek armed teen who held up boy’s lemonade stand Deputies seek armed teen who held up boy’s lemonade stand

Less than 24 hours after the robbery, his mom, dad and the 9-year-old boy were out selling lemonade again. Authorities found a black BB handgun and a black camouflage hat near the scene. Sheriff's spokesman Tony Underwood tells The Charlotte Observer...

Rick Gates: I Committed Crimes With Paul Manafort Rick Gates: I Committed Crimes With Paul Manafort

Gates is the prosecution's star witness after he cut a plea deal this year and admitted two felony charges. On day five of the trial in Alexandria, Virginia, Gates was asked by the prosecutor whether he had committed any crimes with Mr Manafort, an...

Accountant Testifies About Problems With Manafort's Taxes Accountant Testifies About Problems With Manafort's Taxes

Washkuhn said Gates was only involved in Manafort's business dealings, not his personal expenses. Gates, who also served in a senior role in Donald Trump's presidential campaign, is expected to face aggressive cross-examination once prosecutors are...

Renewed U.S. sanctions target Iran's economy, Tehran cool on talks Renewed U.S. sanctions target Iran's economy, Tehran cool on talks

President Donald Trump threatened "severe consequences" for those who continue to trade with Iran, as administration officials said Monday that newly re-imposed United States sanctions are meant to change the regime's behavior, not topple leaders i...

Plane crash in Staples parking lot kills five near Los Angeles Plane crash in Staples parking lot kills five near Los Angeles

Orange County Fire Authority Captain Steve Concialdi says the Cessna was heading to the airport when it came down and struck an empty parked vehicle in the lot of a Staples store. It lost control and it just fell straight down. Emma Gonzales, who w...

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