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Pompeo: I warned Russian Federation about election meddling Pompeo: I warned Russian Federation about election meddling
- July 26, 2018

Russia's Embassy in Washington has accused USA officials of "living in a different reality" after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated America's rejection of Moscow's annexation of Crimea . Corker had been critical of Trump's Helsinki meeting with Putin, saying "we saw an American president who appeared submissive and deferential ". "Is there some strategy behind creating doubt in US senators' minds?" asked committee Chairman Bob Corker, Tennessee Republican. (more...)
Frantic search for missing begins after devastating Greek wildfires Frantic search for missing begins after devastating Greek wildfires
- July 26, 2018

The prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has declared three days of national mourning. "Those fires are not so innocent", Nikos Toskas, Greece's minister of public order and citizen protection, said on Monday, apparently suspicious of the proliferation of so many small fires. (more...)
Yosemite Closures From Deadly Ferguson Fire Expected to Last Through Weekend Yosemite Closures From Deadly Ferguson Fire Expected to Last Through Weekend
- July 26, 2018

The fire was just 25 percent contained as of Tuesday. Yosemite Valley, Wawona, and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias remained closed Thursday. Rhonda Salisbury, CEO of Visit Yosemite/Madera County, said the regional visitors bureau has been relocating tourists statewide following the closure . (more...)
N. Korea still making nuclear material: Pompeo N. Korea still making nuclear material: Pompeo
- July 26, 2018

Friday coincides with the 65th anniversary of the signing of an armistice that ended the Korean War. North Korean veterans of the war, which left more than 1.2 million dead, will gather in Pyongyang for a conference. Pompeo said Wednesday that the "primary systems" that have threatened the USA still existed. Pompeo's testy appearance before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee opened with questions on Russia, and he dodged lawmakers attempts to pry details about what he was told ... (more...)
In Spicer's new book, praise for Trump, criticism for press In Spicer's new book, praise for Trump, criticism for press
- July 26, 2018

But Maitlis replied by pointing out Trump's own history. " Donald Trump , as you well know, made stuff up long before he was a candidate". She pointed to Spicer's notorious defense of Trump's claim that his inauguration crowd had been larger than President Barack Obama's . (more...)
Wildfire drone footage: Incinerated landscape from Greek inferno laid bare Wildfire drone footage: Incinerated landscape from Greek inferno laid bare
- July 26, 2018

A fire brigade spokeswoman said at least 74 people were killed in the wildfires and the death toll was expected to rise. Mati was popular with local tourists, including pensioners. Interior Minister Panos Skourletis said the priority was to extinguish a fire still burning in Kineta, 50km from Athens . Fires are not uncommon in Greece's forests, which cover nearly half its territory, and the Mount Penteli area has suffered regularly in the past decades. (more...)
Elections in Pakistan marred by violence and explosions Elections in Pakistan marred by violence and explosions
- July 26, 2018

Speaking to RT, local journalist Javed Rana said that Imran Khan's party is likely to win, but will probably have to form a coalition with some smaller parties. Imran Khan: Could the former cricketer be the next Prime Minister of Pakistan? Ahead of the elections, the PML-N complained of a targeted crackdown by the security establishment, with the alleged help of the courts, in favour of the PTI party. (more...)
Judge allows emoluments case to proceed against President and Trump Organization Judge allows emoluments case to proceed against President and Trump Organization
- July 26, 2018

Messitte had in March narrowed the lawsuit to focus on profits stemming from Trump's ownership, through the Trump Organisation, of the Trump International Hotel, a popular spot for foreign officials near the White House. Norman Eisen, a former Obama administration ethics counsel, said the ruling represented a "major leap forward" in learning "how Trump is profiting off the presidency". (more...)
Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after troops attacked Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after troops attacked
- July 26, 2018

Palestinian medical sources say the attacks killed at least three people and injured one person. The Eshkol Regional Council has issued a statement saying that explosions were heard in the area, and there has been some movement of security forces due to a military incident near the security fence along the Gaza border. (more...)
Stop copying our flag, NZ acting prime minister tells Australia
- July 26, 2018

I've been in places like Turkey and elsewhere where they've confused our countries on the basis of those flags. The Australian flag (bottom) and the New Zealand flag, with its distinctive red stars, fly on the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 2005. (more...)
Japan executes six more cult members of deadly sarin attack Japan executes six more cult members of deadly sarin attack
- July 26, 2018

The group's most notorious crime was the subway attack in 1995 that sickened 6,000 people and caused panic during the morning commute. The ringleader, Shoko Asahara , was executed earlier this month along with six of his followers. Four of the six executed Thursday released sarin on the subway. Named Aum Shinrikyo , or Supreme Truth, it was blamed for 27 deaths before authorities raided its compound near Mount Fuji in 1995 and captured Asahara almost two months later. (more...)
Dingo attack victim 'thought I would die' Dingo attack victim 'thought I would die'
- July 26, 2018

Deb Rundle, 54, suffered horrific wounds to her leg after she was mauled by three dingoes in WA's Pilbara. The worker's family says as she was doing that, the dingo took off with her mobile phone. The most famous case of a dingo attack involved nine-week-old Azaria Chamberlain, who disappeared from a campsite near Uluru in 1980. She is now recovering in hospital and thankful to be alive. (more...)
Kuwaiti star faces backlash for 'dark ages' comments Kuwaiti star faces backlash for 'dark ages' comments
- July 26, 2018

She also thanked people who described her as "beautiful from the outside but not necessarily the same from the inside". "I would never show my face in this world again out of fear that you might find me and that you might ask me to work for you again", he said. (more...)
Remaining cult members in 1995 sarin attack on Tokyo subway executed
- July 26, 2018

TOKYO-Japan executed the remaining six death-row inmates involved in a doomsday cult that spread nerve gas on the Tokyo subway in 1995, ending the main legal process for an episode that traumatized the nation for years. According to the final verdict, Matsumoto directed former Aum executives to murder lawyer Tsutsumi Sakamoto and his family in November 1989. One man who was injured in the subway attack, said that the "world had become slightly brighter" after the news. (more...)
Japan hangs 6 more members of cult behind subway gas attack Japan hangs 6 more members of cult behind subway gas attack
- July 26, 2018

She said at a news conference that the six executed Thursday had collaborated with Asahara and other cult members systematically to conduct an unprecedentedly heinous crime that should never be repeated. Witnesses described noticing packages leaking some liquid and feeling stinging fumes hitting their eyes soon afterwards. Cult leader Shoko Asahara declared himself to be both Christ and the first "enlightened one" since Buddha. (more...)
U.K. Will Not Block Death Penalty For IS Fighters U.K. Will Not Block Death Penalty For IS Fighters
- July 26, 2018

Sajid Javid, the UK Home Secretary, has departed from the long-held tradition of Britain's blanket ban against the death penalty by writing an explosive letter to the USA attorney general making it clear that the UK would not block the execution of the infamous " Beatles " terrorist pair. (more...)
Heat wave in Japan leaves 65 dead, 22,000 hospitalised Heat wave in Japan leaves 65 dead, 22,000 hospitalised
- July 26, 2018

The Met Office said the temperature could exceed 35C on Thursday. Older populations are more vulnerable to dehydration and heat exhaustion, according to AccuWeather. Public broadcaster NHK advised frequent sips of water to keep people hydrated, advised them to restore salt levels depleted by sweat, and stay indoors. (more...)
How Will Trump's Trade War Impact American Politics? How Will Trump's Trade War Impact American Politics?
- July 26, 2018

President Trump has hailed tariffs as a way to force the United States' trade partners to even the playing field, and has called on farmers to be patient. The run-up to the White House meetings with the European Union chief and agriculture lawmakers featured a string of threats by Trump. "The dollar is broadly weaker against currencies including the Chinese yuan, as trade tensions have eased", said Yukio Ishizuki, senior currency strategist at Daiwa Securities in Tokyo. (more...)
Suspected self-immolation near US Embassy in Beijing: State media Suspected self-immolation near US Embassy in Beijing: State media
- July 26, 2018

According to US-backed Radio Free Asia, eyewitnesses said that a man with a self-made explosive meant to throw it into the embassy. The Chinese government has yet to confirm an incident and no casualties have been reported. Staff at the Indian and South Korean embassies near the US compound said they were unaware of any unusual incident and were working as normal. A fire or possible explosion appears to have taken place outside the U.S. (more...)
Ireland: Brexit Could Be Delayed Even Further Ireland: Brexit Could Be Delayed Even Further
- July 26, 2018

Mr Varadkar said how the British team is organised is a matter for the United Kingdom government but that a single position from them would be "beneficial". British Prime Minister in December agreed in principle to a binding "backstop" to ensure a soft border irrespective of future EU-UK ties, but later balked at an EU proposal to achieve this by treating Northern Ireland as a separate customs area to the rest of the United Kingdom. (more...)
GOP lawmakers introduce articles of impeachment against Rod Rosenstein GOP lawmakers introduce articles of impeachment against Rod Rosenstein
- July 26, 2018

At the time of his confirmation as Deputy Attorney General, he was the nation's longest serving US Attorney. It's unclear if there will be an immediate vote. He clashed with House lawmakers in an open hearing last month about the issues. The department has provided lawmakers with more than 800,000 documents, but Meadows said after the meeting that there was still "frustration" with how Justice has handled the oversight requests. (more...)
Trump recorded discussing paying for Playboy model's story of affair Trump recorded discussing paying for Playboy model's story of affair
- July 26, 2018

Trump's lawyers say the payments were never made. The tape was provided to CNN by Cohen's attorney, Lanny Davis . A person with knowledge of the Trump team's decision making on the matter told Business Insider the president's attorneys waived their privilege claims over all of the tapes because they claim Cohen had been discussing them with others, such as Michael Avenatti, the attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels, who is suing the president and Cohen. (more...)
Tourist recounts being surrounded by fire in Greek town of Mati
- July 26, 2018

The blaze broke out on Monday afternoon during a hot, dry spell but the cause was not immediately clear. Aerial photos showed charred swathes of forest and homes. Evangelos Bournous, mayor of nearby Rafina, said simply: 'Mati no longer exists'. The speed with which the blaze northeast of Athens spread took many by surprise, and is believed to have contributed to the high death toll. (more...)
Father in court over suspected acid attack on son, 3 Father in court over suspected acid attack on son, 3
- July 26, 2018

All five men charged appeared before magistrates in Kidderminster, Worcs, yesterday after a delay while the interpreters were found. The toddler suffered serious burns to his face and an arm when he had a corrosive substance thrown over him as he sat in his pushchair. (more...)
The Secret Trump-Cohen Recording Has Leaked The Secret Trump-Cohen Recording Has Leaked
- July 26, 2018

The president has denied that he had an affair, and CBS News has not verified the authenticity of the recording . Trump wrote, adding: "I hear there are other clients and many reporters that are taped - can this be so?" Asked if Cohen was still seeking a presidential pardon while under federal investigation, Davis responded simply, "No". (more...)

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