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Trump Signs 2019 National Defense Authorization Act

It also delays the delivery of stealth fighter aircraft to Turkey and blunts Chinese investments by strengthening the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. Leaders of USA intelligence agencies have said they are concerned that ZTE, ...

USA media fight back against Trump attacks

A customer walks past the front page of the Boston Globe newspaper referencing their editorial defense of press freedom and a rebuke of President Donald Trump for denouncing some media organizations as enemies of the American people, part of a nati...

Trump revokes security clearance from ex-CIA chief over 'erratic behaviour'

The veteran USA intelligence official is a former director of the National Security Agency, principal deputy director of national intelligence and a past CIA director. "Mr. Brennan has recently leveraged his status as a former high ranking official w...

Italian minister urges United Kingdom to take in 141 rescued migrants

Doctors Without Borders said in a statement said that European governments are focusing their efforts on "propping up the Libyan JRCC (joint rescue cooperation center)" but that the two rescues Friday underlined the unreliability of that system.

Kerala floods: Kochi Metro, rail services hit; death toll crosses 80

The authorities waited a bit too long to open all the five sluice gates of the Idukki arch dam to conserve as much water as possible. Eleven deaths were reported from Malappuram alone, officials said. The Disaster Management Authority has declared ...

Unhealthy smoky air blankets Northwest

Pollutants in smoke may cause burning eyes, runny nose, and can aggravate other serious health problems. Thankfully, we don't expect this to last as long as it did last summer. If you must drive, keep the windows closed. If you can see, taste, or f...

Suspect in UK Parliament auto crash ‘not cooperating with police'

In a statement , London's Metropolitan Police said its counter-terrorism unit is leading the current investigation. Video footage showed the vehicle making an illegal turn before veering across the road and into a security lane leading to parl...

Pennsylvania priest investigation crosses into Cleveland

The grand jury report issued its findings based on two years of examination of approximately 500,000 pages of documents from Catholic regions, known as dioceses, that cover 54 of 67 counties in Pennsylvania , as well as the testimony of dozens of ...

Manafort won't testify in fraud trial

During ten days of testimony, some 20 prosecution witnesses described how Manafort allegedly avoided paying tax on at least 16 million dollars of income and repeatedly lied to banks as he borrowed millions more. On Monday, James Brennan, the vice p...

Former Italian footballer Davide Capello escapes bridge plunge

Italy's transport minister said on Wednesday he had begun a process to strip Autostrade of its concession and he demanded top Autostrade managers resign. Firefighters found Samuele's favourite football, decorated with images of Spiderman, inside the ...

USA transgender woman wins Democratic nod for governor in Vermont

The Associated Press projected that Walker defeated his only primary challenger, Robert Meyer. Only 18 per cent of Democratic respondents in the same poll said they had a favourable opinion of Hallquist, and 55 per cent did not yet know who she ...

Two Koreas agree to hold September summit in Pyongyang - ministry

Moon has always been an advocate for greater engagement with North Korea , dating back to his days as a key presidential aide in the 2000s. The summit would probably be held after the 70th anniversary of the North's foundation on September 9, th...

Taliban delegation visits Uzbekistan to talk peace, security

The Taliban, fighting to topple the Western-backed government and drive out global forces, have generally refrained from sabotaging vital infrastructure and have sought to reassure neighbouring countries about their aims. The Taliban on Friday staged...

Iraq premier cancels visit to sanctions-hit Iran

In a tweet posted earlier this week, President Donald Trump wrote: " Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States ". "But we have had discussions with Washington about how we can work together in other ways to c...

Dozens feared dead as motorway bridge collapses in Italy

Soon afterward, Italy's Adnkronos news agency cited an emergency ambulance service spokesman estimating dozens had perished. The bridge collapsed during a sudden and violent storm. Autostrade says an in-depth analysis will be carried out to det...

World’s least liveable cities dominated by crime, civil unrest and terrorism

This year, the city scored 97.5 out of 100. The rankings by The Economist's intelligence unit , are based on 30 factors in five groups: stability, infrastructure, education, health care and environment. Singapore's score improved in the public hea...

Ivanka Says What Her Dad Couldn’t Manage On Charlottesville, One Year On

She served as director of communications for the White House office of public liaison until she was sacked in December. Just last week, Trump reignited his ongoing battle with National Football League players protesting systemic racism, once again ca...

Trump signs defense spending bill to delay F-35 delivery to Turkey

The ban is part of a $716 billion defense policy bill newly signed by President Trump. The law also bars the US from selling F-35 fighter jets to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member Turkey . Huawei and ZTE had been identified as threats by t...

Vehicle crashes into security barriers outside Houses of Parliament in London

The incident occurred at 7.37am this morning. . Armed police swarmed the scene and cordoned off a large area around the parliament in central London, usually bustling with tourists and government workers. A man has been arrested after crashing into...

Omarosa: Trump has ‘done nothing’ to stem Chicago violence

She responded to Trump's insults, saying: "It's sad that with all the things that is going on in the country that he would take time out to insult me and to insult my intelligence". "When I can tell my story, it is a profound story that I know the ...

Mismanagement More Harmful Than US Sanctions

Despite renewed sanctions, many Iranians - including many at the highest levels of the establishment - see U.S. hostility as only a contributing factor to long-standing problems inside the country. "I do not call it betrayal but a huge mistake in m...

Trump praises Mexico, threatens Canada with auto tariffs via Twitter

President Obrador, Mexico's 1st left-wing president in recent times, won't take office until 1 December, and he is believed to be keen for the transitional government to clinch a deal with the U.S. "We're glad Mexico and the USA continue to work out ...

Iran's Khamenei bans holding direct talks with United States

The United States reimposed strict sanctions against Iran on Tuesday, with Trump threatening to penalise businesses from third countries that continue to operate in the Islamic Republic. "[The Americans] are exaggerating the possibility of a war with...

After 17 days, killer whale lets dead newborn calf go

The calf was born on July 24 near Victoria, but died shortly after being given life. NPR's Colin Dwyer previously reported that "given the fact that orcas move in matrilineal groups, dependent on mothers and grandmothers", Tahlequah's death would p...

FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages

Goelman said that the deputy director's decision comes after the head of the office that normally handles disciplinary actions decided Strzok should instead face a demotion and 60-day suspension. The lawyer, Lisa Page , had also been a part of Muell...

Canada seeks help on Saudi row

Being a reformer is not the same as being a democrat, however. Jubeir added that Saudi Arabia was "considering additional measures" against Canada, without elaborating. "We will do so in a constructive and polite way", he continued, "but we will also...

'Totally complicit': Omarosa Manigault Newman recorded her White House firing

In a tell-all interview with NBC's Meet the Press , she spoke in dramatic terms about the White House's difficulties with race, honesty and loyalty, at the same time that President Donald Trump is reckoning again with criticism of his equivo...

Trump praises Mexico, threatens Canada with auto tariffs

Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said the country was getting close to overcoming sticking points with the United States over the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). "We're leading to a negotiating environm...

Erdogan vows to defy U.S. 'threats' after currency crash

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is appealing for calm as the country's currency plunges, urging people to change foreign money into local lira . The White House said he had authorised them under a section of United States trade law that a...

Erdogan says US 'wrong' to threaten Turkey after Trump doubles tariffs

A meeting between senior diplomats from the two countries on Wednesday in Washington did not produce significant progress to ease tensions over the trial of United States pastor Andrew Brunson in Turkey on charges of supporting terrorism and espion...

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Iran's Khamenei bans holding direct talks with United States

The United States reimposed strict sanctions against Iran on Tuesday, with Trump threatening to penalise businesses from third countries that continue to operate in the Islamic Rep...

After 17 days, killer whale lets dead newborn calf go

The calf was born on July 24 near Victoria, but died shortly after being given life. NPR's Colin Dwyer previously reported that "given the fact that orcas move in matrilineal gro...

FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages

Goelman said that the deputy director's decision comes after the head of the office that normally handles disciplinary actions decided Strzok should instead face a demotion and 60-...

Canada seeks help on Saudi row

Being a reformer is not the same as being a democrat, however. Jubeir added that Saudi Arabia was "considering additional measures" against Canada, without elaborating. "We will do...

'Totally complicit': Omarosa Manigault Newman recorded her White House firing

In a tell-all interview with NBC's Meet the Press , she spoke in dramatic terms about the White House's difficulties with race, honesty and loyalty, at the same time that Pr...

Trump praises Mexico, threatens Canada with auto tariffs

Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said the country was getting close to overcoming sticking points with the United States over the renegotiation of the North American F...

Erdogan vows to defy U.S. 'threats' after currency crash

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is appealing for calm as the country's currency plunges, urging people to change foreign money into local lira . The White House said he...

Erdogan says US 'wrong' to threaten Turkey after Trump doubles tariffs

A meeting between senior diplomats from the two countries on Wednesday in Washington did not produce significant progress to ease tensions over the trial of United States pastor...

Imran Khan's PTI, opposition parties struggle to consolidate their position in parliament

Imran Khan will take the oath as Pakistan's Prime Minister on August 18, a senior Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader said on Friday. Former Speaker National Assembly, Sardar Ay...

Turkey’s Erdogan stands by opposition to high interest rates

The central bank has over the last weeks defied calls from markets for rate hikes to combat these problems, raising fears of interference from Mr Erdogan, who has repeatedly called...

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One year after Charlottesville rally, Trump says he condemns all racism

One year after Charlottesville rally, Trump says he condemns all racism

The declarations enable law enforcement to access state resources, including the National Guard, if unrest breaks out at events in and around Charlottesville and outside Washing...

Taliban storms Afghanistan’s Ghazni, seizes control of parts of city

Taliban storms Afghanistan’s Ghazni, seizes control of parts of city

Forces Afghanistan tweet said. Inside Ghazni city, residents were staying indoors making independent verification of the different claims impossible. Martin O'Donnell, spokes...

Turkey Fallout May Also Hit Indian Markets

Turkey Fallout May Also Hit Indian Markets

Trump said Friday on Twitter that he authorized a new 20 percent tariff on aluminum and 50 percent tariff on steel from Turkey. "Their currency, the Turkish lira, sl...

NASA spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet

NASA spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet

Scientists hope to shed light on the workings of our closest star - including the dynamics of the solar wind of electrically charged particles, and the reason why the sun's outer...

Judge halts deportation, threatens AG with contempt

Judge halts deportation, threatens AG with contempt

The Trump administration's immigration policies are drawing more fire with this week's lawsuit filed by the ACLU, challenging a move by Attorney General Sessions to deny as...

Campers flee from raging French floods

Campers flee from raging French floods

About 750 people in all were evacuated in Gard, mainly from campsites, a top district official, Thierry Dousset, told France's BFM-TV news channel. "We just have what we're wea...

Trump condemns racism, year after Charlottesville

Trump condemns racism, year after Charlottesville

White nationalists exchange volleys of pepper spray with counterprotesters as they enter Lee Park during the Unite the Right rally on August 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va. "...

Colbert: Trump's proposed Space Force inspired by Buzz Lightyear

Colbert: Trump's proposed Space Force inspired by Buzz Lightyear

Pence cited new threats the USA faces in space, particularly from Russian Federation and China . Officials plan to create a Space Operations Force - an "elite group of war...

Argentine Senate debates measure to legalize abortion

Argentine Senate debates measure to legalize abortion

Senators voted by 38 to 31 to reject the bill that would have liberalised the law. The bill was passed by Congress's lower house in June by the narrowest of margins. "Today...