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Author: 0 Pakistan's Imran Khan edges closer to power, opponents cry foul

Officials say an official count will be declared on Thursday evening. "There's no conspiracy, nor any pressure in delay of the results", he said . Pakistan's top election official batted away allegations of ballot-rigging Thursday, defending an ongoing delay in the formal vote count as a technical issue.

World News GOP Congressman Calls Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 'This Girl ... Or Whatever She Is'
Author: 0 GOP Congressman Calls Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 'This Girl ... Or Whatever She Is'

While figures from both parties say her policies are too progressive and socialist, her supporters claim that she and others like her represent a real threat to the status quo and have simply rattled the establishment. I am a Puerto Rican woman. A spokesperson for DeSantis told HuffPost the congressman's comments were "expanding on the importance of education" and that teaching students more about the Constitution might "prevent more socialists like Ocasio-Cortez calling for "free" ...

World News USA airlines' changes to Taiwan references 'incomplete', China says
Author: 0 USA airlines' changes to Taiwan references 'incomplete', China says

Hong Kong's flag carrier Cathay Pacific and major American airlines moved to comply Wednesday with Beijing's demand that they list Taiwan as part of China, sparking anger on the self-governed island. China's foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Wednesday that the changes by the airlines were "positive progress". A growing number of global airlines, including Qantas , Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Emirates and KLM had already changed their websites from Taiwan to ...

World News Explosion reported outside US Embassy in Beijing
Author: 0 Explosion reported outside US Embassy in Beijing

The man is from Tongliao in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia, according to police. Police did not provide a motive. America remains a hugely popular destination for travel, education and immigration for Chinese citizens. Another witness said seven or eight police vehicles were at the scene and the road next to the large complex has been closed off. The embassy resumed normal operations at about 1.45 p.m., it said.

World News Trump And EU Agree To Work Toward Zero Tariffs
Author: 0 Trump And EU Agree To Work Toward Zero Tariffs

Trump hailed "a new phase" of trade relations. We were being nice - until now! In a briefing call on July 24, Perdue and top department officials explained that the financial boost is created to provide temporary relief to farmers as the United States negotiates long-term trade deals.

World News Hundreds missing, 6,000 people homeless after dam breaks near Laos
Author: 0 Hundreds missing, 6,000 people homeless after dam breaks near Laos

Ninety percent of the energy from the dam was set to be sold to Thailand's electric company under a 27-year power purchase agreement, according to Power Technology news . The disaster is so far known to have affected at least six villages in the Sanamxay district of Attapeu province. "Once they cast themselves as the battery of Asia, exporting electricity became one of the major revenue sources, so it's basically selling natural resources such as water", Toshiyuki Doi, Senior Advisor at ...

World News Secret Trump-Cohen tape revealed
Author: 0 Secret Trump-Cohen tape revealed

The tape captures the soon-to-be president and his lawyer discussing logistics of financing and whether to "pay with cash", although the sound is muffled and Trump's instructions on that are unclear. The discussion, which was captured on audio, related to whether Trump should buy the story from American Media, which paid McDougal $150,000 for the tale in in August 2016.

World News Republicans move to impeach deputy attorney general
Author: 0 Republicans move to impeach deputy attorney general

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. A group of conservative House members, spearheaded by Meadows, drafted impeachment papers against Rosenstein in April, calling it "a last-resort option if the Department of Justice fails to respond" to congressional requests for documents pertaining to the Russian Federation investigation and another ...

World News Trump slams ex lawyer over 'hush money tape'
Author: 0 Trump slams ex lawyer over 'hush money tape'

In the conversation with Mr. Cuomo, Mr. Cohen discusses the $130,000 paid to Ms. Daniels, the porn actress whose real name is Stephanie Clifford and who claimed to have had an affair a decade ago with the future president. Cohen replies, "We'll have to pay". This statement makes it clear Trump is familiar with the matter and not learning for the first time of McDougal's allegation or the proposal to arrange a payment.

World News Putin soccer ball gift to Trump may have had microchip
Author: 0 Putin soccer ball gift to Trump may have had microchip

Mr Trump weathered fierce criticism after his summit last week with Mr Putin in Helsinki after he appeared to give credence to the Russian leader's assertion that Moscow did not interfere in the 2016 United States presidential election. The White House has announced that a controversial invitation for Putin to visit Washington later this year has been withdrawn. The president ultimately walked back his remarks and said he accepted the intelligence community's assessment.

World News Trump and European Union officials strike 'zero tariff' deal to avert trade war
Author: 0 Trump and European Union officials strike 'zero tariff' deal to avert trade war

On July 24, Trump called for patience and the need to "stick it out". Lamar Alexander, a Republican who has a bipartisan bill with Democratic Sen. The Agriculture Department said it would tap an existing program to provide $12 billion in direct payments to farmers and ranchers hurt by foreign retaliation to Trump's tariffs and other assistance, such as the purchase of excess crops.

World News Demi Lovato Reportedly Hospitalized For An Overdose
Author: 0 Demi Lovato Reportedly Hospitalized For An Overdose

And US chat show host Ellen DeGeneres tweeted: "I love DDLovato so much". She went on to become a multi-platinum pop star, launching Top 10 hits like " Sorry Not Sorry ", " Skyscraper ", "Heart Attack". In a statement , a representative for Lovato said some of the information being reported about the star was incorrect, and asked for fans to respect her privacy.

World News Japan heat wave pushes temperature to record high 41.1°C
Author: 0 Japan heat wave pushes temperature to record high 41.1°C

The Japan Meteorological Agency said as much as 10 centimetres of rain per hour fell on large parts of south-western Japan. Although no product has yet been approved for use by Tokyo 2020 organizers, a compound produced by Fujita Road Construction Co Ltd made an appearance at the recent "Heat Solutions Expo" held in the Japanese capital.

World News White House pushes follow-up Trump-Putin meeting to next year
Author: 0 White House pushes follow-up Trump-Putin meeting to next year

President, did you want President Trump to win the election?" U.S. intelligence officials have said Russia's efforts to undermine elections are continuing and now target the November 6 congressional races. Trump's tweet comes a week after he faced blistering criticism from Democrats and Republicans alike for touting Putin's denial of Russian interference in the 2016 election and challenging the USA intelligence community's assessment of that interference.

World News National Enquirer's Years-Long Dealings With Trump Lawyer Fall Under Federal Scrutiny
Author: 0 National Enquirer's Years-Long Dealings With Trump Lawyer Fall Under Federal Scrutiny

Cohen added Davis, who served as special counsel to then-President Bill Clinton in the late 1990s, to his legal team earlier this month. "For ten years Michael Cohen had a window into everything that happened within the Trump organization", the reporter whose access to the attorney has led to a series on his tumultuous relationship with Trump told MSNBC's Joe Scarborough.

World News Vladimir Putin is not welcome on Capitol Hill, Republican leaders tell Trump
Author: 0 Vladimir Putin is not welcome on Capitol Hill, Republican leaders tell Trump

As many as 78 per cent of the voters want Mr Trump to defend North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, but 53 per cent said the United States president wants what is best for himself. Instead, Americans agree more with the sentiment Trump offered during his news conference with Putin. Since then, Russian forces backing the Assad regime and US forces battling the Islamic State in Syria since 2014 have maintained an uneasy detente with both sides attempting to keep out of each other's paths ...

World News New Trump-Cohen audio recording captures talk of Playboy model payoff
Author: 0 New Trump-Cohen audio recording captures talk of Playboy model payoff

Last week, the news broke that Cohen had secretly recorded a conversation with Trump in 2016 in which they discussed payments to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Trump. The tape is one of several recordings seized by F.B.I . during a raid on Cohen's office earlier this year. "All of the information that the Federal Bureau of Investigation seized, that's not under lock and key", said Avenatti, defending the credibility of his assertions.

World News Trump Announces $12B Bailout For Farmers
Author: 0 Trump Announces $12B Bailout For Farmers

The Trump administration was set to announce billions of dollars in aid for USA farmers on Tuesday to help protect them from the repercussions of trade spats between the United States and China, the European Union and others, a source familiar with the plan told Reuters.

World News Temperatures to rise even higher this week, says Met Office
Author: 0 Temperatures to rise even higher this week, says Met Office

Monday was the hottest day of the year so far, with 33.3C (91.9F) recorded in Santon Downham, Suffolk. Temperatures will be very warm or hot, locally very hot in the east. According to the weather monitor, there is a 90 per cent chance of a heatwave hitting the south east this week. A level four national emergency heatwave alert is issued by the Met Office when a heatwave is so severe and/or prolonged that its effects extend outside the health and social care system.

World News Trump tries to cast fresh doubt on Muellers Witch Hunt
Author: 0 Trump tries to cast fresh doubt on Muellers Witch Hunt

Trump was also told that the Russian government was trying to meddle in the election and that Russia played a direct role in hacks against the DNC, NBC News reported in October 2016. That section of the application is titled: "Page's Denial of Cooperation With the Russian Government". In fact, the investigation - opened by the FBI, not by Special Counsel Robert Mueller - was sparked by contacts between another Trump foreign policy adviser , George Papadopoulos, who met in early ...

World News Theresa May takes personal control of Brexit negotiations
Author: 0 Theresa May takes personal control of Brexit negotiations

The ministry led by Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab , ostensibly the public face of the negotiations, will instead focus on domestic preparations for Brexit, including the risk of reaching no deal. The EU has also agreed to a post-Brexit transition period in which Britain would effectively remain a member of the bloc until the end of 2020, to ease the break.

World News French interior minister to face parliament over Macron's bodyguard
Author: 0 French interior minister to face parliament over Macron's bodyguard

Benalla, 26, was sacked Friday after French daily Le Monde published a video taken by smartphone showing him striking a man at least twice as riot police looked on while breaking up the demonstration . The shocking attack by Alexandre Benalla was caught on camera and is sparking a major political crisis for the French leader. The Paris prosecutor's office said on Saturday that the custody of both Benalla and Crase had been extended by 24 hours.

World News Suspect arrested in Oakland train station stabbings
Author: 0 Suspect arrested in Oakland train station stabbings

At that moment, a man pulled out a knife and slashed her neck and stabbed her sister, CBS San Francisco reported . Police Department released images of the suspect from surveillance videos taken the night of the vicious stabbing . give her family some peace and get a murderous white supremacist (sic) off of oakland streets". "We don't need us to break down right now and act insane and tear up our city, or do anything that's insane right now".

World News Secret Michael Cohen Tape Shows Trump Knew of Hush Money
Author: 0 Secret Michael Cohen Tape Shows Trump Knew of Hush Money

It's also hard to explain why Trump's lawyers last night released a transcript of the call in which Trump says "don't pay with cash", a line that can not be heard on the tape . Lawyers for Trump and Cohen are disputing what was said. "What financing?" says Trump, interrupting Cohen. As we know, Cohen paid $130,000 to Stephanie Clifford (aka Stormy Daniels ) in October 2016 to keep her quiet about her affair with Donald Trump .

World News Greece wildfire kills at least 74 near Athens, people flee to sea
Author: 0 Greece wildfire kills at least 74 near Athens, people flee to sea

President Reuven Rivlin also sent condolences to Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos. "Then the fire was all around us", Nikos Stavrinidis told AP. "Our hearts are with you at this hard time". "People are shocked, lost". "They are all reunited with their parents". Tsipras cut short his visit to Bosnia-Herzegovina and returned to Athens .

World News Michael Cohen Taped Donald Trump Discussing Payments To Playmate
Author: 0 Michael Cohen Taped Donald Trump Discussing Payments To Playmate

The New York Times also said the Federal Bureau of Investigation seized the recording this year during a raid on Cohen's office. According to those who listened to the recording, this incident does not appear to pose any judicial threat against the president as long as the payment did not take place.

World News Town Rallies Together to Keep Missing College Student’s Name Alive
Author: 0 Town Rallies Together to Keep Missing College Student’s Name Alive

Tibbetts' relatives first became concerned about her safety when she failed to report to work Thursday. According to her family, her phone was going straight to voicemail. She now is studying psychology and has interned at the Grinnell Regional Medical Center. "We've had missing persons before, but usually we find them the same day or a couple days later", Poweshiek County Sheriff Thomas Kriegel told ABC News on Monday.

World News IN Focus: Indiana politicians come to Coats' defense after Russian Federation summit
Author: 0 IN Focus: Indiana politicians come to Coats' defense after Russian Federation summit

The expression of concern about Russian meddling is a change in tone for the president, who has repeatedly expressed doubts about Russia's role in interfering in the 2016 USA election. Russian Federation has denied election interference. "The Russians better quit messing around in our elections", Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell told reporters , adding that he was open to legislation to put pressure on Moscow .

World News North Korea appears to be dismantling missile launch facility, images show
Author: 0 North Korea appears to be dismantling missile launch facility, images show

Reuters quoted a Chinese official insisting his government has not helped North Korea undermine sanctions and has duly reported all oil shipments to the U.N. 38 North analyst Joseph Bermudez called the move an " important first step " for Kim in fulfilling a promise that Trump said the North Korean leader made during their June summit in Singapore.

World News Israel Shoots Down Syrian Fighter Jet Entering Israeli Airspace
Author: 0 Israel Shoots Down Syrian Fighter Jet Entering Israeli Airspace

The jet entered about 1.2 miles into Israeli airspace before it was hit by a pair of Patriot missiles, according to the Israel Defense Forces. The Syrian Arab News Agency , which is controlled by Syria's government, admitted that Israel had shot at a Syrian jet, but claimed that it was over Syrian airspace and would not say whether or not the plane was actually hit.

World News Blast hits Kabul airport on return of exiled Afghan vice president
Author: 0 Blast hits Kabul airport on return of exiled Afghan vice president

July 22, at Kabul airport ( Afghanistan ) was blown up by a suicide bomber, as a result, 14 people were killed, at least 60 were injured, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to Gordon. The "First Vice President" is an Afghan political position, of which they are two (he is not the first one ever). "Then he has to clarify why he now decreed him to return to the country".

Author: 0 Iran's Foreign Minister responds to Trump's all-caps Twitter threat

Earlier in Monday's session, the market had risen after President Donald Trump warned of dire consequences for Iran if it threatened the United States. She said that Trump has been "very clear about what he's not going to allow to take place". In 2012, he said the United States could "blow them away to the Stone Age".

World News Temperatures set to rise as alert continues
Author: 0 Temperatures set to rise as alert continues

Sweden is seeing its hottest summer for a century, and temperatures in Finland have comfortably outstripped their typical highs of 18C (64.4F), reaching 30C in places. In 1976, which saw 15 consecutive days of 32C, the average maximum temperature was 20.96C, according to Met Office records. This causes the steel to expand and, if not carefully managed, causes the rail to buckle.