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Mnuchin urges China, EU to respect free trade Mnuchin urges China, EU to respect free trade
- July 22, 2018

Mnuchin said that both he and Trump fully support the Fed's independence and that he has "enormous confidence" in the job that Jerome Powell is doing as Fed chairman. Trump is a real-estate businessman and, as such, closely follows interest rates, Mnuchin told reporters. "The company has approached us on certain de-listing issues (from the Specially Designated Nationals List)", Mnuchin said in an interview. (more...)
Neil Prakash: Turkish court rejects Australian extradition plea Neil Prakash: Turkish court rejects Australian extradition plea
- July 22, 2018

Prakesh was caught trying to cross the border into Turkey from Syria in October 2016 using false identity papers and has been held in a maximum-security jail in Gaziantep, southern Turkey since then. "We will continue to engage with Turkish authorities as they consider whether to appeal the extradition decision", she said in a statement on Friday. (more...)
No hurry on North Korea denuclearisation No hurry on North Korea denuclearisation
- July 22, 2018

North Korea is now in the process of negotiating with the United States on dismantling its nuclear program. "But the relationships are very good ", he said. "The positive change on the Korean peninsula is now obvious", said the ambassador, Alexander Matsegora, according to the RIA news agency, adding that Russian Federation was ready to help modernise North Korea's energy system if sanctions were lifted and if Pyongyang can find funding for the modernisation. (more...)
Japan Suffers Deadly Record Heat Wave Japan Suffers Deadly Record Heat Wave
- July 22, 2018

The Tokyo Fire Department reported that, rescue teams Thursday responded to more than 3000 emergency calls as the temperatures soared to 40C and 317 people were taken to hospital. Japan is in the midst of a deadly, record-breaking heat wave. Takashi Yabushita, principal of the city-run Umetsubo Elementary School said: "A precious life has been lost at school and we apologise for that". (more...)
Iran builds new factory for centrifuge rotors, Europe News & Top Stories Iran builds new factory for centrifuge rotors, Europe News & Top Stories
- July 22, 2018

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said last month that he had instructed atomic agencies to prepare factories for increased uranium enrichment following U.S. Hoyer's comments are another blow to the EU's plans, while Washington remains unmoved, telling its allies they must halt all imports of Iranian oil from November 4 or face USA financial measures, with no exemptions. (more...)
Verdict in ephedrine case against PML-N's Hanif Abbasi today Verdict in ephedrine case against PML-N's Hanif Abbasi today
- July 22, 2018

Shehbaz Sharif says timing, manner of judgement shows a discriminatory attitude towards PML-N. Abbasi was taken into custody from the courtroom after the judge announced the verdict. On July 11, the LHC Rawalpindi Bench, deciding on a plea filed by Shahid Orakzai, had ordered that the trial will be conducted daily from July 16 onwards and concluded on July 21. (more...)
Trump claims ex-lawyer’s phone-taping is ‘perhaps illegal’ Trump claims ex-lawyer’s phone-taping is ‘perhaps illegal’
- July 22, 2018

Sharpton told MSNBC's Ali Velshi that he has a longstanding relationship with Cohen dating back to Trump's time as a real estate mogul in NY, adding that Cohen used to "arrange" meetings between the two men to discuss their differences on social justice issues. (more...)
Company's claim to have found gold-laden warship wreck causes market turbulence Company's claim to have found gold-laden warship wreck causes market turbulence
- July 22, 2018

Nuytten's crew is now doing a survey of the ship, using lasers and high-definition video to map out the wreck. The hull and stern of the sunken ship are damaged, but according to a press release , the upper deck and the armored side of the hull are well preserved. (more...)
EU Warns It Will Retaliate If US Imposes Auto Tariffs EU Warns It Will Retaliate If US Imposes Auto Tariffs
- July 22, 2018

The trade deal signed by the EU eliminates some $1.17 billion in tariffs for European companies that export to Japan . "Frankly, the notion that imports of autos and auto parts from your closest allies could threaten US national security is, bluntly speaking, absurd", O'Sullivan told the hearing as he signaled there would be countermeasures against Washington's possible restrictive trade measures. (more...)
Trump administration releases Carter Page wiretap documents Trump administration releases Carter Page wiretap documents
- July 22, 2018

The heavily redacted materials contain the initial Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) application targeting Page, claiming that the Federal Bureau of Investigation "believes Page has been the subject of targeted recruitment by the Russian government ... (more...)
Ecuador 'close' to evicting Julian Assange from London embassy
- July 22, 2018

However, the Ecuadorian leader is also expected to use his trip to the British Isles to " finalize an agreement under which Ecuador will withdraw its asylum protection of Julian Assange ", according to the Intercept's co-editor, Glenn Greenwald, who is best known for a series of reports detailing the USA surveillance programs based on the documents leaked by Edward Snowden. (more...)
Ireland says European Union reaction to Brexit white paper lukewarm - minister Ireland says European Union reaction to Brexit white paper lukewarm - minister
- July 22, 2018

The EU are concerned May's proposals represent a fresh effort at "cherry picking" parts of the single market. "We [EU] have to be calm and prudent not to put oil on the fire", the official said. Mr Barnier was speaking shortly after Mrs May issued a challenge to Brussels to "evolve" its negotiating position in response to the publication of her Brexit blueprint. (more...)
Prime Minister to visit Northern Ireland Prime Minister to visit Northern Ireland
- July 22, 2018

From the start of the negotiations, the UK Government has put Northern Ireland's unique circumstances at the heart of our negotiations. During her visit, the prime minister is also due to speak to young people in Belfast about Northern Ireland's future. (more...)
Possible Hostage Situation Reported at Silver Lake Trader Joe’s Store: LAPD Possible Hostage Situation Reported at Silver Lake Trader Joe’s Store: LAPD
- July 22, 2018

Twenty-two people are believed to be hiding in a closet and are now texting police. CBS2 reports that the gunman may be holding as many as 20 people might in the store. Picture: SuppliedAn aerial image from a helicopter showed armed officers carrying shields outside the store. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the man who shot his grandmother and girlfriend in South L.A. (more...)
President Trump Fully Supports Federal Reserve, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Says President Trump Fully Supports Federal Reserve, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Says
- July 22, 2018

He added, however, that the path of interest rates, and the dollar are determined by the USA macroeconomic performance. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tried to soothe fears President Donald Trump is trying to sway the Federal Reserve's plans to raise interest rates this year. (more...)
Florida man shot and killed over parking spot Florida man shot and killed over parking spot
- July 22, 2018

The Florida law stirred controversy in particular when it was successfully invoked in the shooting of Trayvon Martin. He circled Jacob's vehicle, looking for a handicap decal and, finding none, proceeded to forcefully explain to her the finer points of Florida's disabled parking regulations . (more...)
Trump says he's willing to hit all Chinese imports with tariffs Trump says he's willing to hit all Chinese imports with tariffs
- July 22, 2018

The CNBC report noted that while China can not match USA tariffs because of the trade imbalance, it had other options too: "China holds $1 trillion worth of United States treasury bonds". Following the financial crisis, the U.S. indirectly used low interest rates to keep the dollar low, he said. In an apparent reference to Fed rate increases, Trump tweeted: "Tightening now hurts all that we have done". (more...)
Forest fires in Sweden force thousands of people to evacuate Forest fires in Sweden force thousands of people to evacuate
- July 22, 2018

Swedish authorities said 44 fires were burning across the country on Wednesday, urging locals living close to the blazes in the central counties of Gävleborg, Jämtland and Dalarna to evacuate. Six Norwegian helicopters have flown to Sweden and two Italian firefighter airplanes are arriving on Tuesday evening to help stop the raging fires. (more...)
Trump invites Putin to USA amid criticism over Helsinki meet Trump invites Putin to USA amid criticism over Helsinki meet
- July 21, 2018

Axios reports that Putin proposed that Russia be allowed to question several U.S. citizens, including former U.S. Ambassador to Russia and a U.S. investor, in exchange for Russian interviews for Robert Mueller's probe, but the deal was shot down after backlash from the State Department. (more...)
Rohingya refugees want to return to Myanmar as citizens Rohingya refugees want to return to Myanmar as citizens
- July 21, 2018

The study, published on Thursday following almost two years of research, contains legal analysis and hundreds of interviews with survivors of violence, Rohingya insurgents, and government and military officials in Myanmar and Bangladesh. Several commissions, committees and investigative bodies have been formed in Myanmar to examine the Rakhine violence. Among them are the commander-in-chief, and the joint chief of staff of Myanmar's military. (more...)
Spain withdraws arrest warrant for St Andrews academic Spain withdraws arrest warrant for St Andrews academic
- July 21, 2018

A German court last week said it would allow Mr Puigdemont's extradition on charges of embezzlement. It also considers the subsequent Catalan independence declaration illegal. If the six separatists return to Spain voluntarily, they would still face rebellion and sedition charges. The judge reissued it later, causing Germany to arrest Puigdemont when he traveled there in April. (more...)
Rand Paul: 'Trump derangement syndrome has officially come to the Senate' Rand Paul: 'Trump derangement syndrome has officially come to the Senate'
- July 21, 2018

The measure would be a resolution, not a bill, and would carry no legislative weight other than to act as an official Senate rebuke to the president for siding with Putin over his intelligence agencies. "I hope the president will take the word of our intelligence agencies rather than the empty words of a dictator". The Flake-Coons resolution was meant to show support for US intelligence agencies, commending their work and the work of the Justice Department in the probe and agreeing with ... (more...)
Spelling it out: War of words over US-Russia relations
- July 21, 2018

White House officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment, Bloomberg reported . On Thursday, the White House announced the two leaders would meet again in the fall, around the time of the congressional midterm elections the U.S. (more...)
Republican State Lawmaker In Texas Calls For Trump's Impeachment Republican State Lawmaker In Texas Calls For Trump's Impeachment
- July 21, 2018

Trump and the White House have attempted to walk back those comments, with Trump saying in an interview with CBS on Wednesday that he holds Putin responsible for election interference from Moscow in 2016. Throughout the op-ed, Scarborough questions how a significant amount of the GOP can support the idea of the USA pulling out of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, pointing to a recent poll that said 40 percent of Republicans support staying in the alliance. (more...)
Trump claims ex-lawyer's phone-taping is 'perhaps illegal' Trump claims ex-lawyer's phone-taping is 'perhaps illegal'
- July 21, 2018

Before the election, the Trump campaign denied any knowledge of payment to McDougal, but the taped conversation could undermine those denials. This afternoon news broke that President Trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen , had a secret tape of a conversation between himself and Mr. (more...)

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