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The Trump Effect: Iran's Leaders Struggling to Defend Economy From US Sanctions The Trump Effect: Iran's Leaders Struggling to Defend Economy From US Sanctions
- July 04, 2018

The Saudi move is in line with pressures by the United States against the Islamic republic, noted Ardebili. Turkey will not heed the State Department's call on US allies to stop importing Iranian crude oil by November 4, when the latest sanctions will kick in. (more...)
Experts see risks in U.S. plan to dismantle North Korea's nukes Experts see risks in U.S. plan to dismantle North Korea's nukes
- July 04, 2018

What's more , the Wall Street Journal also reported that that the North Korean government is in the middle of putting the finishing touches on the expansion of one of its major missile plants just weeks after the pair met in Asia. "But there's not any starry-eyed feeling among the group doing this, that we're well aware of what the North Koreans have done in the past", Bolton added. (more...)
White House to Ditch Obama Affirmative Action Guidelines White House to Ditch Obama Affirmative Action Guidelines
- July 04, 2018

Trump could soon stake out a formal position opposing Harvard's practices, specialists in college admissions predicted Tuesday. Forget yesterday's news. AB: The law has not changed. Though many have expressed their disappointment over the move, few are surprised, as the administration has been signaling its intentions to dismantle the policies for months.Last year, the administration hinted that the rules could soon be cut when it launched a search for lawyers who were interested in ... (more...)
Putin 'Ready' For One-On-One Meeting With Trump In Helsinki Putin 'Ready' For One-On-One Meeting With Trump In Helsinki
- July 04, 2018

Sen. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also discussed preparations for the upcoming summit with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, according to statements from the two sides. Mr Peskov said: "President Putin feels absolutely comfortable in all formats that are comfortable for his interlocutors" and the Kremlin "does not rule out" such a meeting. (more...)
North Korea’s missile program was expanding as Trump met with Kim
- July 04, 2018

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that analysts of satellite photos have detected the continuation of a major expansion of a North Korean solid-fuel ballistic rocket factory, even as Pyongyang talks with President Trump in Singapore about working "toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula". (more...)
LGBT people less satisfied with life in the UK LGBT people less satisfied with life in the UK
- July 04, 2018

Those identifying as gay or lesbian made up 61% of respondents. "We are not trying to prevent LGBT people from seeking legitimate medical support or spiritual support from their faith leader in the exploration of their sexual orientation or gender identity", added the report. (more...)
Dramatic footage released of emaciated Thai boys in cave Dramatic footage released of emaciated Thai boys in cave
- July 04, 2018

The German team members are independent diving experts and are helping in filling the oxygen tanks. More food supplies have already been sent to the cave since rescue teams are not certain how long a safe exit could take. The Derbyshire Cave Rescue Organisation, for example, has provided specialist radio equipment to the divers, with the help of Derbyshire Police. A leading American cave rescue expert says many challenges are ahead for rescue divers in Thailand who located the 12 boys ... (more...)
2 contractors critically wounded in Kansas school shooting 2 contractors critically wounded in Kansas school shooting
- July 03, 2018

School is out of session and no children were on the property at the time, police said. By 11:57 a.m., police said they had taken the suspect into custody. Update: We have surrounded a home near W.159th and Rosewood. "It's weird", said Overland Park police spokesman John Lacy. Police say shots were fired but no one was hit. (more...)
Israel has deployed to the Golan heights, additional tanks and artillery Israel has deployed to the Golan heights, additional tanks and artillery
- July 03, 2018

Tens of thousands of refugees have been fleeing to the borders with Jordan and the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights after Syria's army heavily bombed rebel-held areas in the city of Daraa over the past weeks. Opposition officials involved in steering the rebel negotiating team said continued air strikes during the talks had undermined trust in the process. (more...)
Philippine mayor on Duterte's 'narco-list' slain by 'sniper' Philippine mayor on Duterte's 'narco-list' slain by 'sniper'
- July 03, 2018

A Philippine mayor who paraded suspected drug dealers through the streets of his city, but also alleged to have drug ties himself, was shot dead while attending a weekly flag-raising ceremony. He said, "We promise his family and constituents justice". "Duterte's culture of violence is upon us. Like I told everyone else, and it's just my personal opinion, if that's always what you hear from the same people that you talk to-and they keep telling you the same thing-it gets in your system to ... (more...)
Justice department, 3 federal agencies investigating Facebook data scandal Justice department, 3 federal agencies investigating Facebook data scandal
- July 03, 2018

Following Federal Trade Commission's (FTC's) own investigation into Facebook's data sharing practices with other companies, the FBI and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have also joined the FTC and the Justice Department in a broader investigation of Facebook's actions and public statements. (more...)
President Trump to name second Supreme Court nominee in 2 years President Trump to name second Supreme Court nominee in 2 years
- July 03, 2018

Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) to oppose any candidate that would threaten to overturn Roe V. Wade . Collins over the weekend told CNN she couldn't support a nominee who "demonstrated hostility" toward Roe v. Getting a successor to Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his resignation last week, approved by the Senate before the current session ends this year is a crucial task for Trump. (more...)
Downside limited in political confusion over Seehofer's 'resignation', not a done deal
- July 03, 2018

The dispute that has raised questions over the future of Germany's 3Ğ-month-old government pits Interior Minister Horst Seehofer and his Bavaria-only Christian Social Union against Merkel, the head of its longtime sister party, the Christian Democratic Union. (more...)
Bear recorded relaxing in hot tub, drinking margarita Bear recorded relaxing in hot tub, drinking margarita
- July 03, 2018

While he initially dismissed the noise as coming from one if his neighbor's houses, he went out to investigate the sounds when they continued. " So I got up, looked over in the bushes and lo and behold there's a bear climbing up over my fence ", he said Monday. (more...)
Trump Sends Warning To Allies: Increase Defense Spending Or I'll Cut Troops
- July 03, 2018

President Donald Trump sent letters last month to several North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, demanding they increase defense spending and threatening to reduce US global military presence if they did not, according to a report published Monday by The New York Times . (more...)
Family pay tribute to girl killed on inflatable Family pay tribute to girl killed on inflatable
- July 03, 2018

HSE (Health and Safety Executive) are looking into it, they are the right people to do so. In June this year, two fairground workers were jailed for three years for the "entirely preventable" death of Summer Grant, who was killed after a gust of wind lifted an inflatable from its moorings and sent it cartwheeling 300 metres down a hill at an Easter fair in Harlow in March 2016. (more...)
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak 'arrested by anti-graft investigators'
- July 03, 2018

Najib will be charged in court on Wednesday morning, following his arrest on Tuesday (July 3). Najib's arrest was in relation to a probe into SRC International, a former 1MDB unit, a task force investigating the fund said. Riza arrived at the anti-graft agency office at 1.30pm, accompanied by his lawyer, Datuk K Kumaraendran. USA investigators say Riza's company, Red Granite Pictures Inc., used money stolen from 1MDB to finance Hollywood films including the Martin Scorsese-directed " The ... (more...)
Archbishop Gets 12 Months Detention for Concealing Child Sex Abuse Archbishop Gets 12 Months Detention for Concealing Child Sex Abuse
- July 03, 2018

Philip Wilson, 67, will remain on bail while he is assessed by prison authorities for home detention, instead of jail, and will face court next month for a decision on where he will serve the sentence. Stone said Wilson failed to report Fletcher because he " wanted to protect the church and its image ". He died in the prison in 2016. In a statement the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference said it hoped Wilson's custodial sentence "brings some sense of peace and healing to those abused by ... (more...)
Chancellor Merkel confirms bilateral migrant agreements with Spain and Greece Chancellor Merkel confirms bilateral migrant agreements with Spain and Greece
- July 03, 2018

The EU leaders agreed to pay Turkey €3 billion ($3.497 billion) as the second installment of the 2016 compensation deal reimbursing Ankara for its efforts in keeping migrants away from Europe. "It was a long negotiation but from today Italy is no longer alone". "We have struck the right balance between responsibility and solidarity", he said. (more...)
Russia Must Be Proud of Meddling Russia Must Be Proud of Meddling
- July 03, 2018

Wallace brought up concerns from world leaders and said there's the impression Trump "seemed to be tougher on our allies at the G7 than he was on an adversary like Kim", and some leaders are anxious about what could happen if Trump criticizes North Atlantic Treaty Organisation this week and then "goes and praises Putin". (more...)
Mumbais Andheri bridge collapse: 5 hurt, train services hit; probe ordered Mumbais Andheri bridge collapse: 5 hurt, train services hit; probe ordered
- July 03, 2018

Four fire tenders have been rushed to the spot as it is feared that some people might be trapped under the debris. The bridge collapse has disrupted local Western Railway train services in Mumbai , as overhead wires have been affected due to the incident. (more...)
White House still opposed to annexation of Crimea by Russian Federation White House still opposed to annexation of Crimea by Russian Federation
- July 03, 2018

The White House said on Monday that Canada's decision to enact tariffs on C$16.6 billion ($12.63 billion) worth of American goods in retaliation for US tariffs on imports of Canadian steel and aluminum would not help its economy. Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine sparked widespread worldwide backlash, including new USA and European Union sanctions and Russia's removal from the Group of Eight, now known as the Group of Seven. (more...)
Woman Tells of Being 'Tormented, Terrorized' by Newspaper Shooting Suspect Woman Tells of Being 'Tormented, Terrorized' by Newspaper Shooting Suspect
- July 03, 2018

The Capital newspaper, part of the Gazette group, published an edition on Friday with photographs of the victims and a headline "5 shot dead at The Capital " on its front page. He said there was "no exchange of fire". Jim Acosta, CNN's chief White House correspondent, asked Trump at the press conference: "Mr. President, will you stop calling the press the enemy of the people?" Earlier, Phil Davis, the Gazette's crime reporter, had tweeted about the shooting. (more...)
Malaysia gov't confirms arrest of ex-PM Najib Malaysia gov't confirms arrest of ex-PM Najib
- July 03, 2018

A government task force probing alleged theft and money laundering at the 1MDB state investment fund said Najib's arrest was linked to a suspicious transfer of $10.6 million (42 million ringgit) into his bank account from SRC International, a former 1MDB unit, using multiple intermediary companies. (more...)
Malaysia's former ruling party UMNO elects new president Malaysia's former ruling party UMNO elects new president
- July 03, 2018

Malaysian police said Friday the cash stashed in bags at an apartment linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak and seized in a money-laundering investigation amounted to 114 million ringgit (US$28.6 million). Earlier this week, police said almost $275 million worth of jewelry, handbags, watches and other items were found at premises linked to Najib and his family. (more...)

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