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At least 50 killed as wildfires rage through Greece At least 50 killed as wildfires rage through Greece
- July 28, 2018

Wildfires raged through seaside resorts near the Greek capital, torching homes, cars and forests and killing at least 50 people, authorities said Tuesday. With the flames being fed by gale-force winds, many people were overcome. Dramatic video footage showed people fleeing by auto as the tourist-friendly Attica region declared a state of emergency . (more...)
Signs of North Korea dismantling missile test facilities Signs of North Korea dismantling missile test facilities
- July 28, 2018

An official from South Korea's presidential office on Tuesday said Seoul has also been detecting dismantlement activities at North Korea's Sohae launch site but did not elaborate. Trump pushed back against that suggestion Monday, tweeting that he is " very happy " with the progress with North Korea, noting a lack of rocket launches and nuclear tests in recent months. (more...)
Tucker Carlson defends Infowars’ Alex Jones after Facebook suspension Tucker Carlson defends Infowars’ Alex Jones after Facebook suspension
- July 28, 2018

Moreover, Facebook added that Jones' account was quite close to the point where it may face permanent deletion from the social network. Carlson's comments about CNN in particular appear to reference a series of reports that were published by CNN, and which seemed meant to shame Facebook and YouTube for monetizing Infowars content. (more...)
Cohen: Trump approved 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russians Cohen: Trump approved 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russians
- July 28, 2018

The June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr and Natalia Veselnitskaya - who says she was not acting on behalf of the Russian government - was allegedly set up to glean compromising information on the opposing Clinton campaign. CNN quoted sources as saying Mr Cohen lacks evidence such as an audio recording to corroborate his account. He also took a shot at Mr. Cohen and Mr. (more...)
China says there will be 'no winner' in global trade war China says there will be 'no winner' in global trade war
- July 28, 2018

Chinese President Xi Jinping said there would be no victor in a global trade war, urging fellow developing powers on Wednesday to reject unilateralism in the wake of tariff threats by U.S. Modi arrived here from Uganda's capital Kampala, the first bilateral tour by an Indian prime minister since 1997. Quoting an anonymous South African official, the report noted that the Indian prime minister could not have been charged and arrested in the first place "as he was protected by the Geneva ... (more...)
Brock Turner's attorney cites Brock Turner's attorney cites "sexual outercourse" in ex-swimmer's appeal
- July 28, 2018

Although Turner only served three months of his sentence, he was required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. Now, on Tuesday, Turner's lawyer told an appellate court Turner actually wanted " outercourse " with his victim, which his lawyer described as fully-clothed sexual contact, not to be confused with intercourse, consensual or otherwise. (more...)
Snapchat videos show hectic scene in Redding as Carr Fire threatens Snapchat videos show hectic scene in Redding as Carr Fire threatens
- July 28, 2018

Three firefighters have been injured, although the details of their injuries are unknown said Cal Fire spokesman Scott McLean. The fire also caused power outages for about 4,000 people in Idyllwild, according to SoCal Edison on Thursday. Interstate 5, which runs from the Mexico border to Canada, crosses through the city. Late Thursday, crews found the body of the bulldozer operator who had been hired privately to clear vegetation in the blaze's path, McLean said. (more...)
Palestinian knife attack kills Israeli in the West Bank, assailant dead Palestinian knife attack kills Israeli in the West Bank, assailant dead
- July 28, 2018

During the raid, clashes broke out between young Palestinians and soldiers firing tear gas. Israeli media reports said the assailant was shot by a fellow resident of the Adam settlement, which lies between Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Ramallah. (more...)
Russia's Vladimir Putin: Donald Trump has an invitation to come to Moscow
- July 28, 2018

Trump has said he wants to improve ties between the two nuclear powers, whose relations have dipped to a post-Cold War low in recent years. On Thursday night, CNN anchor Jake Tapper stopped by The Late Show and weighed in on the White House's decision to shut out a CNN reporter from a Rose Garden event this week. (more...)
Syrian Druze bury dead as anger over Islamic State attacks grows Syrian Druze bury dead as anger over Islamic State attacks grows
- July 27, 2018

SANA published images of the attack's aftermath in Sweida city, showing the remains of a victim sprawled on a staircase near a damaged wall. Syria's Druze minority makes up around three percent of the population. Mr Abdel Rahman of the Observatory said unidentified warplanes had been targeting ISIS fighters in that area. The SNN said the militants sneaked into the villages under the cover of darkness, shooting residents as they slept. (more...)
Trump 'Looking Into' Revoking Security Clearances Of Former Officials Critical Of Him Trump 'Looking Into' Revoking Security Clearances Of Former Officials Critical Of Him
- July 27, 2018

She also named Michael Hayden , who was head of the National Security Agency and CIA director under President George W. Bush; James B. Comey, the former FBI director under Obama and Trump and a deputy attorney general in the Bush administration; and former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe , a career federal official whom Trump fired. (more...)
Danforth rampage continues a deadly year of gun violence for Toronto Danforth rampage continues a deadly year of gun violence for Toronto
- July 27, 2018

In a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in May of this year, more than 75 people including some wounded in the Quebec City shooting and family members of those killed urged the Liberal government to ban rifles like the one carried by mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette. (more...)
Zoo accused of painting donkeys to look like zebras Zoo accused of painting donkeys to look like zebras
- July 27, 2018

Running makeup aside, the animals also sport distinctively pointy donkey ears and lack a zebra's black snout. He posted a picture on his Facebook page, which quickly went viral. Sultan added that the animals are well taken care of and are inspected regularly to ensure their welfare. On first glance, the animal appeared to fit the bill, but a closer look revealed several inconsistencies and a slap-dash paint job. (more...)
North, South Korea to hold military talks on July 31: Yonhap North, South Korea to hold military talks on July 31: Yonhap
- July 27, 2018

However he indicated that no progress had been made on a key USA demand - that North Korea disclose the range of its nuclear capabilities, saying: "An initial declaration.is something that is at the very forefront of what. According to Fox, American officials are expecting the return of 55 sets of remains from North Korea on Friday. The last time North Korea turned over remains was in 2007, when Bill Richardson, a former United Nations ambassador and New Mexico governor, secured the return ... (more...)
At least 60 dead, hundreds rescued in Greece wildfires At least 60 dead, hundreds rescued in Greece wildfires
- July 27, 2018

Twin wildfires raging through popular seaside areas near the Greek capital torched homes, cars and forests and killed at least 74 people, authorities said today, raising the death toll after rescue crews reported finding the bodies of more than 20 people huddled together near a beach. (more...)
Senators push sanctions to send Putin election meddling warning Senators push sanctions to send Putin election meddling warning
- July 27, 2018

The White House said Wednesday that President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will not meet this year, a surprising reversal that came amid mounting pressure from fellow Republicans on his handling of Russia. "At a time when India is focusing on growing defence ties with the USA, we applaud Congress for also focusing on protecting this strategic partnership", Biswal said. (more...)
White House Postpones Second Putin Summit Until After 'Russia Witch Hunt' White House Postpones Second Putin Summit Until After 'Russia Witch Hunt'
- July 27, 2018

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday (Wednesday NZ Time) claimed, without evidence, that the Kremlin will support Democrats in the November mid-terms, debuting a new line on Russian interference as the uproar over his shifting stances on the issue enters its second week. (more...)
Iranian special forces chief tells Trump to threaten him, not Rouhani Iranian special forces chief tells Trump to threaten him, not Rouhani
- July 27, 2018

Iranian military officials have suggested recently that they could block the Strait of Hormuz, a choke point for a third of the world's oil shipments, should USA sanctions prevent Iran from exporting its own oil. " Iran's power is deterrent and we have no fight or war with anybody but then enemies must understand well that war with Iran is the mother of all wars", according to the English translation on the Iranian president's Rouhani's official website. (more...)
Republican lawmakers launch move to impeach Justice Department's Rosenstein Republican lawmakers launch move to impeach Justice Department's Rosenstein
- July 26, 2018

Enough is enough, ' Jordan said in a statement on Wednesday. House conservatives Wednesday night took the first step toward removing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein from office, marking a dramatic escalation in a dispute over lawmakers' requests for information about the government's most politically charged probes. (more...)
The Secret Trump-Cohen Recording Has Leaked The Secret Trump-Cohen Recording Has Leaked
- July 26, 2018

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. Cohen, who no longer works for the U.S. president, is under federal investigation in NY for his business dealings and reportedly whether hush payments violated campaign finance laws. (more...)
Maddow doesn’t relent on White House transcript Maddow doesn’t relent on White House transcript
- July 26, 2018

On Tuesday, Trump contended, without offering any evidence, that Russian Federation is intervening in the upcoming November congressional elections in the US, but supporting opposition Democratic lawmakers, not the Republican candidates Trump favors. (more...)
Will Stormy Daniels's divorce impact her case against Trump? Will Stormy Daniels's divorce impact her case against Trump?
- July 26, 2018

A judge also granted Crain a temporary restraining order , preventing Daniels from taking the couple's 7-year-old daughter on tour with her. Daniels is an adult film actress who's now dancing and performing in night clubs across America. Trump". Avenatti added that Daniels was asking for privacy "for the sake of her family". The charges were dismissed and her lawyer in OH called the arrest a politically motivated set-up. (more...)
Russian hackers breach US control rooms Russian hackers breach US control rooms
- July 26, 2018

DHS did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment. The hacking campaign was confirmed by officials with the Department of Homeland Security on Monday, according to the Wall Street Journal . The DHS, meanwhile, has been warning utility executives about the group since 2014. So far it has not named victims but now says there were hundreds of victims , not a few dozen as had been said previously. (more...)
What a drop-down website menu says about China's increasing power What a drop-down website menu says about China's increasing power
- July 26, 2018

Searches on the websites of American Airlines, Delta and United still mentioned it as being in Taiwan. Delta and United did not respond to requests for comment outside of regular office hours. A senior USA government official said the change was ultimately the airlines' choice to make. While the punishment that China plans to impose on the carriers that fail to comply is unknown, Chinese regulators could change the airline's permit if it doesn't meet "the demand of the public interest". (more...)
Rabbis Worried After Stone Falls Out of Jerusalem's Western Wall Rabbis Worried After Stone Falls Out of Jerusalem's Western Wall
- July 26, 2018

The Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa mosque are located above the Western Wall. Tens of thousands of people had filled the plaza facing the wall, and countless worshippers had prayed on the spot where the stone fell. "I wish that everybody could have a builder who would construct such buildings that a stone falls only after 2,000 years", he said. "The antiquities authority will conduct a survey to ensure that there is no danger before access to the object will be resolved", - said in turn the ... (more...)

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