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Cops arrest suspect in attack that injured German bus passengers
- July 20, 2018

The driver stopped the bus and was then struck by the suspect. No further details were immediately available. A police spokesman confirmed there had been no fatalities, said the motive was unknown, but did not state an accurate number of casualties. (more...)
NY launches tax probe of Trump Foundation NY launches tax probe of Trump Foundation
- July 20, 2018

Now the state has opened an investigation into whether the Trump Foundation violated state tax laws, which could lead to a criminal referral for possible prosecution. The Trump Foundation is reportedly under investigation in NY for possibly violating state tax laws. That lawsuit claimed that the charitable organization operated without the oversight of a functioning board, and that its money was used for various purposes in violation of state and federal laws. (more...)
8 injured in German passenger bus attack 8 injured in German passenger bus attack
- July 20, 2018

A bus stands on a street in Luebeck, northern Germany , after a man attacked people inside. "The passengers jumped out of the bus and screamed", an eyewitness told LN. The suspect, believed to be in his 30s, fled the bus and was quickly arrested by police. Authorities have not yet confirmed the suspect's motive, but prosecutors said they had not ruled out terrorism. (more...)
Report finds 400k slaves in US & 130k in UK! Report finds 400k slaves in US & 130k in UK!
- July 20, 2018

The Central African nation of Burundi also has a high prevalence of slavery, according to the 2018 Global Slavery Index published by the human rights group Walk Free Foundation . "These people simply were born in the wrong place, and that's what they are being punished for", she said, describing being trafficked into China where she was sold as a child bride. (more...)
Trump Threatens to Slap Tariffs on Everything Imported From China
- July 20, 2018

In response to a question about whether he would ever impose tariffs on $500 billion worth of Chinese goods, he said he's "ready to go to 500". China imports far less from the USA, buying about US$130 billion in American goods past year, so it doesn't have as much to leverage with tariffs, but it could use other measures to hit trade such as tightening regulatory oversight. (more...)
Vladimir Putin says 'forces' in the United States are blocking global progress Vladimir Putin says 'forces' in the United States are blocking global progress
- July 20, 2018

It was one of the " most disgraceful performances" by an American president in memory, Republican Senator John McCain had said . But this time there was no joint statement to formalize the outcome of the talks - just a meandering, 45-minute press conference where Trump stoked controversy by appearing to side with Putin over USA intelligence agencies' assessment that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 election. (more...)
Former FBI Director Comey on Twitter: vote Democratic Former FBI Director Comey on Twitter: vote Democratic
- July 20, 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. He continued in his interview with ABC News: "I see the Republican Party, as near as I can tell, reflects now entirely Donald Trump's values". "Patriots need to stand up and reject the behavior of this President", he tweeted. (more...)
Trump's military parade: Everything we know about the November 10 event Trump's military parade: Everything we know about the November 10 event
- July 20, 2018

CNN was first to report the parade's estimated cost. When Mr Trump announced he had scrapped the military exercise with South Korea , describing it as "very provocative" to North Korea, he said it was "tremendously expensive" and would "save a fortune" - about $14 million. (more...)
Trump claims USA intelligence ‘loved my press conference’ Trump claims USA intelligence ‘loved my press conference’
- July 20, 2018

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday his meeting with Vladimir Putin would lead to " big results ", in a continuing bid to calm a storm over his failure to criticize the Russian leader for Moscow's actions to undermine the 2016 USA election. (more...)
Kimmel rips Trump's 'clarification ceremony' about Russia meddling comments Kimmel rips Trump's 'clarification ceremony' about Russia meddling comments
- July 20, 2018

But then he veered off the script that was written for him and suggested that others may have interfered in the election. A lot of people out there. During a joint press conference in Helsinki with Putin, Trump said while he has "great confidence" in the U.S. (more...)
Trump to CBS: I Hold Putin Responsible for Meddling Trump to CBS: I Hold Putin Responsible for Meddling
- July 20, 2018

Did he understand the question? The Irish gambling site has capitalized on the Trump presidency since he took office, by offering bets on scenarios like: When will Sean Spicer leave/get sacked as White House press secretary. In contrast, Trump was clearly uncomfortable while meeting Putin in Helsinki - and the internet filled in the blanks on what her facial expressions meant. (more...)
Yemenis target Aramco refinery in Saudi Arabia Yemenis target Aramco refinery in Saudi Arabia
- July 20, 2018

At the time, Almasirah reported that the rebels in Yemen fired a ballistic missile at Aramco in Asir, days after they had fired a similar missile targeting the Saudi Air Force base in the area. In March, the Houthis fired missiles at the Saudi capital Riyadh , which caused shock in the kingdom. The Saudi-led coalition started its confrontations with the Houthi militias in an attempt to end their military coup in Yemen in September 2014. (more...)
Donald Trump invites Vladimir Putin to visit Washington in autumn Donald Trump invites Vladimir Putin to visit Washington in autumn
- July 20, 2018

Director of national intelligence Dan Coats , after learning on stage at an Aspen security conference that the president had invited the Russian president to a return summit in the American capital, offered a warning. Thursday's announcement came as the White House sought to clean up days of confounding Trump statements on Russian interference in the 2016 election. (more...)
Tornado outbreak in Iowa causes catastrophic damage Tornado outbreak in Iowa causes catastrophic damage
- July 20, 2018

Initial reports to the National Weather Service indicated the historic Marshall County Courthouse's tower was damaged in a Thursday afternoon tornado, and a weather service spotter reported vehicles overturned and numerous trees down. Minutes earlier, a separate tornado hit the Vermeer Corp. plant, a farm and construction equipment manufacturer near Pella, injuring seven. "It's just an absolute mess". (more...)
Nielsen: 'I Haven't Seen Evidence' That Russians Hacked Election To Help Trump
- July 20, 2018

Speaking Thursday at the annual Aspen Security Forum, Nielsen said Trump's efforts to connect with Putin and establish "productive conversation" are "very important", noting that Trump is "interested in continuing the engagement". The Homeland Security chief was pressed further on the subject during a question and answer session with the audience, and though she said she agreed with the intelligence community's assessment "full stop", she did not clarify whether she believed Russian Federation ... (more...)
Hong Kong police seek ban on separatist party Hong Kong police seek ban on separatist party
- July 20, 2018

HKNP leader Chan Ho-tin confirmed on Tuesday that he had been visited by a police officer who handed him a letter. Authorities in Hong Kong told a political party which promotes independence that it might be banned on national security grounds, in one of the most severe steps against separatist voices since the territory returned to Chinese rule in 1997. (more...)
Did Putin scare the bejesus out of Melania Trump: Watch her expression Did Putin scare the bejesus out of Melania Trump: Watch her expression
- July 20, 2018

Leaders of so-called rebel republics in Donetsk and Luhansk held referendums in May 2014 that declared independence. The White House has faced an uproar over several issues from the summit including Trump's failure to confront Putin over American intelligence agencies' findings that Russia meddled in the 2016 US election and Putin's proposal that Russian authorities be allowed to question USA citizens. (more...)
Dallas GOP lawmaker calls for Trump's impeachment Dallas GOP lawmaker calls for Trump's impeachment
- July 20, 2018

Mike Stone / Reuters Texas state Rep. Jason Villalba says in an opinion article that "President Trump thinks you are a fool". He lost a primary challenge earlier this year to a Republican who said she supported Trump and his policies. "That is not politically expedient, but it helps me sleep at night", Villalba wrote. On Wednesday said he didn't believe Russian Federation was still targeting the US and the upcoming midterms, defying intelligence assessments. (more...)
WhatsApp launches new controls after widespread app-fuelled mob violence in India
- July 20, 2018

Officials from the Menlo Park, Calif. -based company are in India this week to meet with digital literacy organizations and civil society leaders to discuss the spate of violence that has prompted calls for it to do more to control the spread of viral content on the app, used by 225 million people in India, according to the Indian government. (more...)
North Korea, Eritrea lead in modern slavery, Pakistan among top five
- July 20, 2018

In India, the 2018 index estimates that there werearound 8 million people living in modern slavery in the country in 2016. The Index defines modern slavery as an umbrella term that refers to "situations of exploitation that a person can not refuse or leave because of threats, violence, coercion, abuse of power, or deception". (more...)
Passengers inspired by teacher’s passion give her over $500 on flight Passengers inspired by teacher’s passion give her over $500 on flight
- July 20, 2018

What she didn't realize is that others on the plane were listening, too. The seatmate replied that his company donates to schools such as hers, and she enthusiastically said her charter school, Carlos Fuentes Elementary, would welcome it. (more...)
Video shows Georgia waitress take down diner for groping her Video shows Georgia waitress take down diner for groping her
- July 20, 2018

The 21-year-old can be seen in the video grabbing the handsy male and pushing him to the ground, absolutely flooring him. Police reportedly reviewed the surveillance footage and arrested this man. "In martial arts, you're trained to try and defuse a situation, versus being the first one to attack", Cassetta says. At first, Holden figured it was a friend joking with her because "his hand went further than it should have", she told People , so she thought it couldn't be a stranger. (more...)
Man steals his date’s vehicle to take out another woman Man steals his date’s vehicle to take out another woman
- July 20, 2018

Hours later, Pugh says a friend sent her a text saying Griffin had just asked her out. Pugh told the station they took her black Volvo because he said he didn't have a auto. Pugh said they used the Global Positioning System on her godsister's phone to tail Griffin before losing him, but then found him again at a drive-in movie theater on Summer Avenue. (more...)
Japan, EU ink free trade deal amid worries about U.S. protectionism Japan, EU ink free trade deal amid worries about U.S. protectionism
- July 20, 2018

This sentiment was echoed by European Council President, Donald Tusk , who told reporters the deal sent a "clear message that we stand against protectionism ". Shinzo Abe had been scheduled to sign the deal in Brussels last week, but cancelled his trip after devastating floods that killed more than 220 people. (more...)
Trump's invitation to Putin draws rebukes from Democrats and his intelligence chief
- July 20, 2018

The vote was underway mid-afternoon. Putin made what Trump called an "incredible offer" during their summit Monday in Helsinki. "As I expressed to the president on my third visit to the Oval Office as his adviser, I said: 'Mr". "If we are going to start getting translator's notes I think we are moving to a precedent that - unless some crime has been committed - is unprecedented and just not appropriate", he emphasized. (more...)

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