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World News Trial begins for Trump's former campaign chair, Paul Manafort
Author: 0 Trial begins for Trump's former campaign chair, Paul Manafort

The highly-publicized trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort , one figure involved in the Justice Department's Russian Federation investigation, started in Virginia Tuesday as attorneys began jury selection. "On the basis of the record presented thus far, there is no reason to believe that fair and impartial jurors can not be found in the Eastern District of Virginia", the judge concluded.

World News Republican donors the Koch brothers 'a total joke'
Author: 0 Republican donors the Koch brothers 'a total joke'

President Trump on Tuesday slammed the Koch brothers in early morning tweets, calling the billionaires a "total joke". "I never sought their support because I don't need their money or bad ideas". recession, Koch said. On Sunday, Charles Koch told reporters at a donor conference that Mr. Trump's policy could start a recession "if it's severe enough".

World News North Korea is working on new missiles
Author: 0 North Korea is working on new missiles

Based on this and other evidence, US officials reportedly believe that work is underway on at least one and possibly two liquid-fueled ICBMs at the factory. Another Indonesian delegate, Deputy National Police chief Syafruddin, said Indonesia guaranteed security to all countries and contingents present at the Asian Games, including the government of North Korea.

Author: 0 Trump says he is willing to meet with Iranian leaders

Relations of the two nations have been at odds as the Trump administration pulled the United States out of the historic 2015 Iran nuclear deal in May. "The United States has shown that it is totally unreliable". "Until then, the sting of sanctions will only grow more painful if the regime does not change course".

World News Five children, one adult die in US hotel fire: sheriff
Author: 0 Five children, one adult die in US hotel fire: sheriff

A fire at a MI motel has killed a woman and five children from the same family, officials said. The children have been identified as Marquise Thompson, 10; Gerome Randolph, 7; Samuel Curtis, 5; 4-year-old Savod Curtis; and 2-year-old Avery Curtis, according to WPBN .

World News Thieves steal shark using baby stroller
Author: 0 Thieves steal shark using baby stroller

In a statement on its Facebook page, San Antonio Aquarium said the suspects had staked out the pool for more than an hour. "After grabbing the shark they entered into one of our filter rooms where they poured the bucket of bleach solution that employees used for the disinfection of tools into our cold water exhibit filtration system, causing harm to other wildlife", the aquarium explained.

World News Massive Northern California fire gets even bigger
Author: 0 Massive Northern California fire gets even bigger

In Redding, officials stuck a hopeful tone for the first time in days. "We are well ahead of the fire activity we saw a year ago", she said. Around 3,400 firefighters are now working on the blaze, and 38,000 people have been evacuated from Shasta County.

World News Imran to take oath as Pakistani PM on August 11
Author: 0 Imran to take oath as Pakistani PM on August 11

Khan's media team said he had told Modi it was vital both countries focus on pulling millions out of poverty. The statement further added that India desires a "progressive and prosperous Pakistan at peace with its neighbours". Pakistan's National Assembly comprises a total of 342 members, of which 272 are directly elected. The PTI leaders who have won more than one seat will have to vacate additional seats as the law allows an individual to retain only one seat.

World News Ex-Trump aide Manafort to stand trial in Russia probe
Author: 0 Ex-Trump aide Manafort to stand trial in Russia probe

The trial of Donald Trump's ex-election campaign chief is set to begin, the first to emerge from an inquiry into Russian meddling in the vote. The charges stem from Manafort's decade-long lobbying and political consulting work for Ukraine's former president, Viktor Yanukovych.

World News States Move to Stop Website From Posting 3D-Printed Gun Files
Author: 0 States Move to Stop Website From Posting 3D-Printed Gun Files

The US government had ordered the blueprints taken down in 2013, arguing they were a national security risk. Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D) is planning to file a multistate lawsuit Monday to block the Trump administration from allowing criminals and terrorists to access downloadable plans for 3D printed weapons that are untraceable and undetectable.

World News Rand Paul Says He Will Vote Yes on SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh
Author: 0 Rand Paul Says He Will Vote Yes on SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Paul followed up his initial comment with an entire series highlighting why he was backing Kavanaugh. He acknowledged that he had expressed some concern about Kavanaugh's record on the National Security Agency's warrantless wiretapping program and added in another tweet, "In reviewing his record on other privacy cases like Jones, and through my conversation with him, I have hope that in light of the new precedent in Carpenter v".

Author: 0 Amateur Video Said To Show Attack On Foreign Cyclists In Tajikistan

The dead were on a cycling tour in the impoverished ex-Soviet nation, in a group with three other tourists from Switzerland, the Netherlands and France, when the vehicle rammed into them. "We are looking into all versions - accident, robbery.including a terrorist act", Rahimzoda added. Rahmon sent telegrams expressing his condolences to President Donald Trump, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and Swiss President Alain Berset, authorities said.

World News Two arrested for looting evacuated homes during California wildfires
Author: 0 Two arrested for looting evacuated homes during California wildfires

In Mariposa County, where firefighters have spent weeks battling the Ferguson fire , officials reported that a firefighter based at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks died after being struck by a falling tree. "In the areas both before the Bledsoe home and after the Bledsoe home, there was evidence that notifications were made for the door-to-door notifications", Bosenko said.

World News SA: Grace Mugabe loses diplomatic immunity
Author: 0 SA: Grace Mugabe loses diplomatic immunity

Mugabe was involved in a physical altercation with South African model Gabriella Engels past year, when Mugabe had found her in a Sandton hotel with her two sons. Vally said her decision was inconsistent with provisions in the Constitution. James Selfe, chairman of the DA's federal council, has been unambiguous on the matter and said an arrest warrant must be issued following the judgment.

World News US Defense Chief Weighing Possible Talks With Russian Counterpart
Author: 0 US Defense Chief Weighing Possible Talks With Russian Counterpart

The tweet prompted concerns of Trump's intentions toward Iran , especially in relation to his decision to withdraw the USA from the landmark Iran nuclear deal back in May. To determine the objectives will involve defence sites in Australia and the UK. The AGO uses satellite and aircraft imagery to provide geographical intelligence (GEOINT) that could be used for targeting in various military operations.

World News ED Mnangagwa voting in Kwekwe
Author: 0 ED Mnangagwa voting in Kwekwe

Speaking to journalists he said Mugabe who dumped his party live on camera, is free to engage with him any time. Mr Mnangagwa , a former Mugabe confidante, has tried to recast himself as a voice for reform, inviting back dozens of election observers and pledging a free and fair vote.

World News Taliban 'in peace talks' with US
Author: 0 Taliban 'in peace talks' with US

The Taliban claim to have held discussions with the U.S which, if correct, marks one of the most significant developments amid efforts to find a negotiated end to the country's protracted war. The Taliban official said the two sides agreed to meet again soon and resolve the Afghan conflict through dialog. The meeting was reportedly held in Qatar last week.

World News Imran Khan Says Pakistan Will Draw Closer to Tehran in His Term
Author: 0 Imran Khan Says Pakistan Will Draw Closer to Tehran in His Term

Since elections were held on 270 seats due to the cancellation of voting on two seats and at least 7 seats will become vacant before the oath, the actual strength of the House will be 333. If you take one step, we are ready to take two. He offered nothing to suggest an improvement in Pakistan's already testy relationship with Washington since President Donald Trump's tweets in January that accused Islamabad of taking United States aid and returning only lies and deceit.

World News US Economy Surges in 2nd Quarter
Author: 0 US Economy Surges in 2nd Quarter

Government expenditures were up at a 2.1 per cent annual rate in the second quarter. I happen to think we're going to do extraordinarily well in our next report , next quarter. They say 83% of tax cuts went to the top 1% of income earners . January-March quarter GDP growth was revised up to a 2.2 per cent pace from the previously reported 2.0 per cent rate to account for new source information and methodology improvements.

World News A bear got stuck in a Colorado storm drain
Author: 0 A bear got stuck in a Colorado storm drain

That's one strike against it. Wildlife officials believe the black bear was lured to west Colorado Springs by an unsealed garbage bag containing berry-filled branches. Wildlife officers were poised with a shotgun loaded with non-lethal rubber slugs. Once a bear is tagged, it could be euthanized after a second encounter with humans.

World News Relatives left frustrated as report into missing MH370 reveals 'nothing new'
Author: 0 Relatives left frustrated as report into missing MH370 reveals 'nothing new'

It was the second major search after Australia, China and Malaysia ended a fruitless A$200 million ($147.06 million) search across an area of 120,000 sq km (46,332 sq miles) a year ago. He said there was no evidence of abnormal behavior or stress in the two pilots that could lead them to hijack the plane but all passengers were also cleared by police and had no pilot training.

World News Giuliani details new revelations about Michael Cohen's tapes
Author: 0 Giuliani details new revelations about Michael Cohen's tapes

Davis, who worked for the Bill Clinton White House, told ABC that Cohen had more tapes. The tape, which was released last week by Cohen's attorney, was one of a dozen audio recordings seized by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents during an April raid on Cohen's home, office and hotel room, CNN reported .

World News Ecuador: Assange cannot always hide in the Embassy
Author: 0 Ecuador: Assange cannot always hide in the Embassy

Ecuador's president says his government is talking to British authorities about how to end Julian Assange's asylum in its London embassy as long as the life of the WikiLeaks founder can be guaranteed. Previous efforts to negotiate Mr Assange's release have failed , but a recent report in the Sunday Times newspaper stated that talks were back on.

World News Over 40 lakh people left out in new draft NRC
Author: 0 Over 40 lakh people left out in new draft NRC

No genuine Indian citizen should have any fear". Reports say that over 2.89 crore people have been reported to be valid citizens of the country and almost 40 lakh people's names are missing from the list. NRC chief Prateek Hajela, whose office has processed 66 million documents and spent almost $180 million in the whole NRC process, declined comment on the religion of people who would be removed from the register.

World News United States pushing Arab-NATO allies against Iran
Author: 0 United States pushing Arab-NATO allies against Iran

The statement said nobody was injured and the damage posed no threat to the environment. "Fortunately, there were no injuries or oil spill that would have resulted in catastrophic environmental damage", it read. "If there is a major disruption European powers, Egypt and the United States would all have reason to intervene", she wrote. Earlier, the pro-Huthi Al-Masirah television said the rebels had targeted a Saudi warship named Al-Dammam, without providing further details.

World News Trump threatens government shutdown over border
Author: 0 Trump threatens government shutdown over border

The U.S. leader claimed opposition Democrats need to give him "the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall!" and other tougher national immigration policy changes. House Republicans released a spending bill this month that provides $5 billion next year to build Trump's wall, a plan he supports. A funding fight also could prove a distraction from Republican efforts in the Senate to confirm Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by October 1.

World News 4 magnitude natural disaster in Indonesia kills at least 10
Author: 0 4 magnitude natural disaster in Indonesia kills at least 10

One resident told AFP news agency about the chaos that followed the natural disaster. At least 10 people were killed and dozens injured after a 6.4-magnitude natural disaster struck Indonesia's Lombok island. Hotels and other buildings in both locations are not allowed to exceed the height of coconut trees. Indonesia often experiences earthquakes because it lies on an area called the Ring of Fire - where earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are frequent.

World News Bulldozer operator killed in Northern California wildfire
Author: 0 Bulldozer operator killed in Northern California wildfire

The weather on Sunday was expected to offer no relief for firefighters as it will hit more than 37.7 degrees Celsius with low humidity and gusty winds, the National Weather Service said. PDT July 28, 2018. More than 4,000 structures were threatened by the fire, officials said. The inferno is just 5 percent contained. At least 500 homes, businesses and other structures have been destroyed by the raging blaze, while 75 others have been damaged.

World News Lawyer says three women were paid hush money over alleged Trump affairs
Author: 0 Lawyer says three women were paid hush money over alleged Trump affairs

The New York Daily News is reporting that Judge S. James Otero acknowledged that Avenatti had used some choice words for Cohen, calling him a "moron" and a "screw-up", but that wasn't enough to have him issue a gag order. Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, has sued Trump for defamation for dismissing her account as a "con job" and is also suing to end the nondisclosure agreement she signed.

World News Putin returns the favor and invites Trump to visit Moscow
Author: 0 Putin returns the favor and invites Trump to visit Moscow

And Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway said the incident showed the need broadly for more "civility" between reporters and the White House. Bolton said in a statement that Trump "believes the next bilateral meeting with President Putin should take place after the Russian Federation witch hunt is over, so we've agreed it will be after the first of the year".

World News Mugabe says he will vote for the opposition in Monday's poll
Author: 0 Mugabe says he will vote for the opposition in Monday's poll

Zimbabweans go to the polls in the first vote since Mr Mugabe was ousted in November. The former autocrat's decision not to back the party he led to victory in Zimbabwe's independence war and for 37 years as president is the latest twist in an extraordinary election that will determine the former British colony's future for decades.

World News Two Palestinians shot dead by Israeli troops in border protests
Author: 0 Two Palestinians shot dead by Israeli troops in border protests

With 16 different nationalities on board, including some Israeli citizens, The Awda set off from the coast of Palermo in Italy a week ago. It said in a statement that one of those killed was a 14-year-old boy shot in the head during border confrontations east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.