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World News Sen. Rand Paul Says Russia Delegation Has Accepted an Invite to Washington
Author: 0 Sen. Rand Paul Says Russia Delegation Has Accepted an Invite to Washington

Paul met for an hour with Konstantin Kosachev, chairman of the Russian Federal Council Committee on Foreign Affairs. "I think this is incredibly important, " Paul said after the high-profile sit-down. Paul's presidential campaign in the state. Trump was criticized after the summit with Putin for supporting the Russian leader's denial Moscow was involved in meddling in the 2016 US election.

Author: 0 Iran ambassador: Trump's sanctions violate United Nations security council resolution

In the past, countries implemented USA bans that were endorsed by several UN Security Council resolutions, but now the world has been standing up to the U.S. State energy firms CNPC and Sinopec have invested billions of dollars in key Iranian oil fields such as Yadavaran and North Azadegan and have been sending oil to China.

World News Canadian dollar whipsaws as row with Saudi Arabia escalates
Author: 0 Canadian dollar whipsaws as row with Saudi Arabia escalates

She had wrote on Twitter that she was "very alarmed" over the arrests of the activists in Saudi Arabia, and on Friday, Canada's foreign ministry called for their "immediate release". "We have always said that the politicisation of human rights matters is unacceptable", Maria Zakharova, a spokesperson for Russia's foreign ministry, told reporters on Wednesday.

World News GOP Rep. Chris Collins charged with insider trading
Author: 0 GOP Rep. Chris Collins charged with insider trading

The Office of Congressional Ethics recommended the House ethics committee dismiss a third charge against Collins regarding a discount he received on a private sale of Innate stock because he was a member of Congress. "We will answer the charges filed against Congressman Collins in court and will mount a vigorous defense to clear his good name", his attorneys, Jonathan Barr and Jonathan New , said in a statement Wednesday.

Author: 0 Takeaways from day six of the Paul Manafort trial

In response to a question from Manafort's lawyer Kevin Downing whether he stole from his boss to pay for "the secret life of Rick Gates ", Manafort's former deputy responded: "There was a time 10 years ago when I had a relationship". Gates testified that he'd followed Manafort's instructions as they set up Cypriot and other foreign bank accounts, moved money from Ukrainians into the U.S., made sure Manafort's name was scrubbed from the accounts, then lied to the IRS and banks.

World News Student Poses With Alligator In Graduation PHOTOS
Author: 0 Student Poses With Alligator In Graduation PHOTOS

Makenzie Alexis Noland was right when she said this is " not your typical graduation picture ". Since its publication on Friday, Noland's post has more than 200 shares and it only keeps growing. She told the BBC that Big Tex responds to his name and reacts to her hand signals when she strolls into his pond to feed him. But Noland tickles Tex's nose and tosses food into his mouth to reward him for good behavior.

Author: 0 United States sets date for additional China tariffs

Customs officials will begin collecting the border tax August 23, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative says. United States president Donald Trump has threatened to target all $500bn of Chinese imports. The dispute has continued to escalate as the sides exchange threats, and Trump last week threatened to jack up the tariff rate on the next $200 billion in Chinese imports it plans to target to 25 percent, from the planned 10 percent.

World News Police seek info for dead baby floating near Brooklyn Bridge
Author: 0 Police seek info for dead baby floating near Brooklyn Bridge

Police are investigating after a baby boy died shortly after being pulled from the water near South Street Seaport. They tried to save the baby and pulled him from the river, but it was too late. Police believe the boy was less than a year old. "So I handed the phone to her and got the baby". Chiropractor Monte Campbell said his wife, Diana Campbell, first noticed the baby.

World News Parkland suspect told police he heard voices in his head
Author: 0 Parkland suspect told police he heard voices in his head

He described it as a young man's voice, and it spoke to him once a day, "usually in the afternoon". Curcio asked Cruz what this voice told him. "The voice is in here", he said, apparently pointing to his head. Just (expletive) kill me. "I want to die. I want to die". According to the transcript, Cruz appeared confused at times . "You - your - people think you're a monster now", Zachary Cruz said.

World News German couple convicted of selling child on the darknet
Author: 0 German couple convicted of selling child on the darknet

In one of the worst cases of child abuse in German history, a sentence of 12 years and 6 months was handed down to a 48-year-old woman, Berrin T and it is expected that her partner, Christian L, will receive a similar sentence. During the trial, it emerged that the couple had sexually abused the boy themselves for at least two years. Local authorities in Germany have been accused of failing to protect the boy, who now lives with a foster family.

World News Osinbajo Fires DSS DG Lawal Daura
Author: 0 Osinbajo Fires DSS DG Lawal Daura

The police have arrested and detained the sacked Director General of the Department of State Service (DSS ) Lawal Daura . Idris absolved the police of any blame after a closed-door meeting with the acting President, Prof. The siege was lifted about an hour after Mr Daura was sacked from office. The statement gave no reason for Daura's dismissal. "Moreover, Section 16 of the Legislative House (Powers and Privileges) Act, 2017, provides that any person, who by any act, obstructs ...

World News Massive wildfire rages after becoming largest in California's history
Author: 0 Massive wildfire rages after becoming largest in California's history

To understand the scale of these fires, consider that the smallest among them, 2014's Happy Camp Complex Fire, burned almost 210 square miles. Seventeen wildfires are burning up and down California. Blazing temperatures during the day have exacerbated the wildfire. Authorities say it was triggered by the "mechanical failure of a vehicle" that caused sparks to fly in tinderbox-dry conditions.

World News Gates tells Manafort trial he assisted in filing false tax returns
Author: 0 Gates tells Manafort trial he assisted in filing false tax returns

Gates, who pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and conspiracy in February, was originally charged as a co-conspirator in the case. election. Gates took the stand late in the day Monday, drawing gasps from the courtroom in Alexandria, Va ., when his name was announced as the next witness.

World News Saudi Arabia's diplomatic dispute with Canada: An explainer
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia's diplomatic dispute with Canada: An explainer

Saudi Arabia's media ministry said it was investigating the incident. Maybe a president who prioritizes fighting terror without apology is just the guy to deal with this. His wife, Ensaf Haidar, and three children were granted Canadian citizenship earlier this summer, and live in Quebec's Eastern Townships. In April, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed his "serious concern" over the continued jailing of Raif Badawi to Saudi King Salman.

World News Indian Tamil leader Karunanidhi dies: outspoken atheist crusader for social justice
Author: 0 Indian Tamil leader Karunanidhi dies: outspoken atheist crusader for social justice

Karunanidhi was admitted to the intensive care unit of the hospital on July 28 following a dip in his blood pressure, which stabilised after medical intervention. His popularity rivalled that of J. Jayalalithaa , another powerful leader from Tamil Nadu whose death sparked a huge outpouring of grief. A regional party leader becoming indispensable in the national political sphere was something remarkable, said Senthilnathan.

World News Apple joins clampdown on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones
Author: 0 Apple joins clampdown on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

And later on Monday, YouTube removed Jones and Infowars' channels from the video sharing service, with some pages labelled with the declaration the account was terminated for violations of community guidelines . None of those companies cited misinformation as being behind their reasoning for removing Jones' podcasts. Several other apps and social media platforms have also taken action against InfoWars content.

World News Malaysia's former PM Najib to be charged with money laundering
Author: 0 Malaysia's former PM Najib to be charged with money laundering

The ex-defence minister who was a strong proponent of the King Salman Centre for International Peace says Malaysia's cooperation would have been meaningful. On Sunday, Low issued a statement through his lawyers condemning Malaysia's possession of the yacht, claiming the move was "politically motivated" and that the decision went against court rulings in the U.S.

World News Brooklyn nail salon brawl over eyebrow wax stirs racially-tinged protests
Author: 0 Brooklyn nail salon brawl over eyebrow wax stirs racially-tinged protests

Fellow customer Mercy Maduka , who was not involved in the skirmish, captured the brawl on video . On Monday, angry residents protested outside the Happy Red Apple Nail Salon in East Flatbush. An activist who protested over the weekend claimed the liquid thrown was acetone , the primary ingredient in nail polish remover, and that the altercation began because a woman at the salon with her two grandchildren did not want to pay for a poorly done eyebrow treatment.

World News Trump Touts Iran Sanctions
Author: 0 Trump Touts Iran Sanctions

Trump had promised on the campaign trail to tear up what he called the "worst deal ever negotiated", which eased sanctions on Iran in exchange for limits on Tehran's nuclear ambitions. The official said the United States expects Iran will blame it for any new hardships, saying, "They've been doing it for nearly 40 years". The commission says this is created to protect European Union firms in Iran by allowing them to recover any U.S.

World News 1 killed, 90 wounded by Israel in Hamas-led Gaza protests
Author: 0 1 killed, 90 wounded by Israel in Hamas-led Gaza protests

The ministry said that 220 Palestinians sustained different injuries, including 90 injuries with live ammunition. The dead was a 25-year-old man. Saleh al Arouri, deputy leader of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, returned to Gaza on Thursday after eight years of exile.

World News LeBron James Jr. to play HS basketball in Santa Monica
Author: 0 LeBron James Jr. to play HS basketball in Santa Monica

Trump called Lemon the "dumbest man on television" in response to the James interview, and even though Lemon acknowledged that Trump has called lots of people stupid before, the CNN host made note of how often Trump insults the intelligence of people of color who criticize him.

World News Northern California fires now largest in state history
Author: 0 Northern California fires now largest in state history

The fires have spread rapidly in recent days to burn 283,800 acres of land - an area nearly the size of Los Angeles. As for the northeast section of the fire that is moving further into the Mendocino National Forest, Blankenheim said firefighters were building lines around several cabins on private property near the edges of the Snow Mountain Wilderness as the fire continued east below.

World News 9-Year-Old Lemonade Stand Owner Robbed At Gunpoint In Monroe
Author: 0 9-Year-Old Lemonade Stand Owner Robbed At Gunpoint In Monroe

According to the boy's father, Philip Smith, the robbery occurred at about 3pm on Saturday afternoon in front of their house in the St John's Forest neighborhood of Monroe. While searching the wooded area by the stand law enforcement found "the hat, black BB handgun", and the metal tin container in which the nine-year-old boy kept proceeds from lemonade sales.

World News DACA program should be fully restarted, federal judge rules
Author: 0 DACA program should be fully restarted, federal judge rules

Instead, the court says that DHS has failed to give a rational explanation for the decision to end the program. The judge also chastised a memo authored by Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen , in which she reaffirmed her support for the "legal rationale" to suspend DACA , issued by then-acting Secretary Elaine Duke last September, adopting the legal recommendations of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

World News Rick Gates admits to committing crimes with Paul Manafort
Author: 0 Rick Gates admits to committing crimes with Paul Manafort

Gates was Manafort's right-hand man during the pair's lobbying work in Ukraine. "Did you commit a crime?" the prosecutor asked - and got another "yes" from Gates. Special counsel Robert Mueller originally charged Gates alongside Manafort, but Gates reached a plea deal with Mueller in exchange for cooperating in the investigation.

World News Trump says his son sought information on Clinton from Russians in 2016
Author: 0 Trump says his son sought information on Clinton from Russians in 2016

Email released by Donald Jr. himself showed he had been keen on the meeting because his father's campaign was being offered potentially damaging information on Clinton. Trump has repeatedly denied collusion with Russian Federation or any other wrongdoing. "I think there's plenty of evidence of collusion or conspiracy in plain sight".

World News Child dies after reportedly being thrown into river; mother suspected
Author: 0 Child dies after reportedly being thrown into river; mother suspected

They're speaking to the woman and witnesses to determine a motive. One witness attempted to intervene and was slightly struck by the auto. That witness was not injured. Police responded to the bridge on West Columbus Drive around 4 p.m. Thursday after witnesses reported seeing a woman wade into the water and throw a child into the river.