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Trump Learned Extent of Russian Meddling Before Inaugural — NY Times Trump Learned Extent of Russian Meddling Before Inaugural — NY Times
- July 19, 2018

That prompted the White House to assert hours later that his words had been misconstrued. "Thank you very much". No, " Trump responded, shaking his head. "It's imperative we get to the bottom of what is going on so we can be prepared to protect ourselves in advance of the 2018 elections", Graham said. (more...)
Several buildings evacuated after explosion in Flatiron District Several buildings evacuated after explosion in Flatiron District
- July 19, 2018

The explosion in Manhattan was " pretty violent ", an eye witness told New York Daily News. Several buildings in the area have been evacuated as a precaution. Con Edison is on the scene conducting environmental testing to determine whether asbestos or other contaminants are present. At least, five high-pressure steam pipes exploded in Flatiron District, according to the New York Post. (more...)
British FM urges MPs to rethink Brexit strategy British FM urges MPs to rethink Brexit strategy
- July 19, 2018

And he said Britain should be "great independent actors" on the world stage, not "rule takers". 'Instead we dithered and we burned through our negotiating capital. Even former BREXIT secretary David Davis jumped into the rowdy exchanges, asking Mrs. The session offered a mirror on a party deeply split and a government just scraping by to stay in office. (more...)
Indiana man cleaning gun fatally shoots 6-year-old daughter in head Indiana man cleaning gun fatally shoots 6-year-old daughter in head
- July 19, 2018

Bowling had been shot in the head. Authorities learned that the girl's father was inside the house cleaning a handgun he thought was unloaded when it discharged. However, random gunshots are a common cause of death in the United States. Man accidentally shoots six-year-old daughter in Indiana. In 2015, the chief of police of Pennsylvania was killed when a gun he was cleaning, shot him in the chest. (more...)
US tariff war to adversely affect international trade: China US tariff war to adversely affect international trade: China
- July 19, 2018

Since the entry into the WTO for 17 years, China's initial heart has remained unchanged and its words and deeds have been the same. Mei Xinyu, a researcher affiliated with China's Ministry of Commerce, agreed with the suggestions, saying China had to improve its economic ties with the European Union and Japan and use the trade war as a "pressure test" to spot economic vulnerabilities. (more...)
Suspects of Salisbury nerve agent attack 'identified' Suspects of Salisbury nerve agent attack 'identified'
- July 19, 2018

The Press Association is quoting sources within that investigation that CCTV footage cross checked with people entering the United Kingdom had enabled them to identify several Russians as suspects. According to the Press Association , investigators believe Ms Sturgess was exposed to at least 10 times the amount of nerve agent as the Skripals came into contact with. (more...)
Lib Dem MP accuses Tory chairman of cheating over customs union vote
- July 19, 2018

Brandon Lewis, the Conservative Party chairman, has apologised to Liberal Democrat MP Jo Swinson for breaking a prior agreement to abstain during yesterday's vote . Lewis also voted on amendment relating to European Union medicines regulation, which the government lost by four, 305 to 301. The leader of the Commons told Streeting that she was one of three Conservative pairs for the votes on Tuesday, and speaking in defence of Smith: "I did not receive any call for anyone, telling me to ... (more...)
Marina Gross: Some Want Trump's Interpreter Subpoenaed
- July 19, 2018

Six Senate Democrats are demanding that U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman and Defense Secretary James Mattis, among others, testify before Congress about President Donald Trump's private meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. "They're not policy people. In the future, would any notes even be allowed to be taken if you started doing this kind of thing?" Kaitlan Collins, a CNN reporter covering the White House, wrote on Twitter, "President Trump does have his own interpreter in ... (more...)
Boris Johnson delivers resignation speech as Theresa May faces Brexit backlash
- July 19, 2018

The prime minister insisted that she stuck by her "no deal is better than a bad deal" position, despite the implications that might have for the Northern Ireland border. He added: 'It's not obvious that the government of Britain has the majority for any form of Brexit quite frankly'. His remarks come amid reports that European Union chiefs have already come to the conclusion that the PM's long-awaited Chequers white paper will end up being torn up - just a week after it was unveiled. (more...)
China files WTO challenge to U.S. $200 billion tariff plan China files WTO challenge to U.S. $200 billion tariff plan
- July 19, 2018

Trump is threatening 10 percent tariffs on this round of goods. The record surplus "won't help already sour relations and escalating tensions", Jonas Short, head of the Beijing office at Everbright Sun Hung Kai, wrote in a note. Both official and private business surveys reported softer export orders last month. Pledging more reform and opening-up outcomes, Xi said China and the European Union should follow the trend of world multi-polarization and economic globalization, ... (more...)
Meet the 5 rookie members of Trudeau's new cabinet Meet the 5 rookie members of Trudeau's new cabinet
- July 19, 2018

Ng was the former director of appointments in the Prime Minister's Office and her nomination for the riding a year ago sparked accusations of favouritism from opponents. Ng will help Jim Carr, the new minister of global trade diversification, promote Canada's businesses overseas - a role that takes on new significance amid trade tensions with the U.S. (more...)
Sanders, reporters spar over meaning of Trump's 'No in press briefing
- July 19, 2018

Trump was saying that he had "full faith" in the United States intelligence agencies in the aftermath of his Helsinki news conference when the lights in the White House Cabinet Room dimmed and briefly went out, leaving the room mostly in darkness. (more...)
Tooth found in teenager likely bitten by shark off Long Island coast Tooth found in teenager likely bitten by shark off Long Island coast
- July 19, 2018

Officials with the Town of Islip confirmed a 13-year-old was bitten by what is believed to be a shark off Atlantique on Fire Island when a wave knocked him off his boogie board. Islip town officials initially confirmed that the boy's bite was indeed a shark attack, but later issued a statement saying that the 13-year-old was bit by "what may possibly have been a shark". (more...)
Facebook chief Zuckerberg clarifies Holocaust denial storm Facebook chief Zuckerberg clarifies Holocaust denial storm
- July 19, 2018

Holocaust denial should not be banned on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg has said . Mark Zuckerberg's effort to curb the spread of conspiracy theories and blatant propaganda masquerading as legitimate news on Facebook is lacking, and everyone but Zuckerberg seems to know it. (more...)
Trump says he 'misspoke' on Russian Federation meddling, hails United States intelligence Trump says he 'misspoke' on Russian Federation meddling, hails United States intelligence
- July 19, 2018

Facing widespread backlash, President Donald Trump backpedals from remarks made during Helsinki summit in which he appeared to side with Russian president's denials of interfering in the 2016 United States election. Makes the U.S. "look like a pushover", said GOP Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee. The damage inflicted by President Trump's naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is hard to calculate ... (more...)
Defense lawyer says Turkish court could release U.S. pastor Defense lawyer says Turkish court could release U.S. pastor
- July 19, 2018

Commission on International Religious Freedom, an independent monitor of religious persecution established by Congress. The court listened to the testimony of a witness who was identified as "L. He was charged with alleged links to the outlawed Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK), as well as a network led by USA -based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkey blames for the unrest. (more...)
Suspects who poisoned Sergei Skripal reportedly identified
- July 19, 2018

The PA quoted an unnamed source with knowledge of the investigation as saying that several Russians were involved in the attempted double murder. Poisoned: Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal , 66, and his daughter Yulia Skripal, 33. They are trying to establish where the container, thought to be a bottle of perfume , originated from, and how Mr Rowley and Ms Sturgess first encountered it. (more...)
Israel adopts controversial Jewish nation-state law Israel adopts controversial Jewish nation-state law
- July 19, 2018

This is our anthem and this is our flag. The "nation-state" law, backed by the right-wing government, passed by a vote of 62-55 and two abstentions in the 120-member parliament after months of political argument. Kontorovich dismissed the "faux outrage" against the bill as "simply another attempt to single-out the Jewish state and hold her to a double standard". (more...)
Secret Service agent dies after suffering stroke in Scotland Secret Service agent dies after suffering stroke in Scotland
- July 19, 2018

The White House released a statement Wednesday in which Trump remembered Remagen as "a beloved and devoted Special Agent , husband, and father". The Secret Service announced Remagen's return in a statement Wednesday, and tweeted that he was "one of America's finest". (more...)
James Comey drops a surprising tweet about the midterms
- July 19, 2018

Comey was highly critical of Trump's performance earlier this week during a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin at their summit in Helsinki. Despite admitting to it in an interview shortly after he ousted Comey that the "Russia thing" prompted his decision to fire Comey, Trump has since denied that rationale. (more...)
Sanction exemptions open to those reducing Iran imports Sanction exemptions open to those reducing Iran imports
- July 19, 2018

We're already working very closely with our counterparts", Mnuchin said. The US says the countries purchasing oil from Iran should prepare themselves to completely stop the Iranian crude imports by November as Washington re-imposes sanctions against Tehran . (more...)
Niinistö: Trump-Putin summit hopefully takes on wider importance Niinistö: Trump-Putin summit hopefully takes on wider importance
- July 19, 2018

There are fears in Washington that the winging-it US President will cough up big concessions in a comprehensive mismatch with the wily and prepared Russian veteran. The meeting in Finland was the first stand-alone summit between the two leaders. The U.S. president's comments appeared to show just how much domestic political pressure he is under while meeting with his Russian counterpart in the Finnish capital. (more...)
Host of Host of "Fox & Friends" Says Trump Was Wrong to Back Putin
- July 19, 2018

Even Fox News , Trump's favorite network, was overall critical of Trump's performance. After a guest on Cavuto's show, " Your World ", argued that the joint press conference "was the time and the place for the president to look Putin squarely in the eye" and warn him to never interfere in a USA election again, Cavuto condemned Trump's failure to challenge Putin. (more...)
"It's not too late to save Brexit", Johnson tells UK parliament
- July 19, 2018

He denounced the plan agreed at Chequers this month and set out in last week's white paper as a "Brexit in name only" that would leave the United Kingdom in a state of "vassalage". "I think the country is desperate for it, I think the country would rally behind it". The backlash has seen the prime minister face persistent rumours her MPs are planning to topple their leader. (more...)
United Kingdom reveals fighter jet 'Tempest' for post-Brexit era United Kingdom reveals fighter jet 'Tempest' for post-Brexit era
- July 19, 2018

Earlier, the chief executive of BAE Systems, Charles Woodburn, told the BBC's Today programme that the new jet would be some time in coming. Britain began work on an independent fighter after the German arm of Airbus, which had developed the Eurofighter with BAE, responded to 2016's Brexit vote by moving to establish a new alliance with French warplane specialist Dassault Aviation. (more...)

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