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Alleged Russian Agent Sought Ties With NRA, Trump Aide Alleged Russian Agent Sought Ties With NRA, Trump Aide
- August 06, 2018

Gordon in the final months of the 2016 campaign, according to a new report from the Washington Post . Gordon, however, was no ordinary prominent Republican. jail. Prosecutors are investigating Butina's potential ties to the NRA. It said the two exchanged several emails in September and October 2016 and said Butina also attended Gordon's birthday party in October 2016. (more...)
Russian police arrest 25 gay activists for protesting in St Petersburg Russian police arrest 25 gay activists for protesting in St Petersburg
- August 06, 2018

City authorities rejected their request, saying there was ongoing road repairs in the city and claiming that LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) actions were "harmful to the health of children". Russian Federation passed a law in 2013 banning what they term gay "propaganda" and only last month detained Brit Peter Tatchell after he protested in support of gay rights outside the Kremlin. (more...)
Curtis Collman: Indiana boy dies after eating meth he thought was cereal Curtis Collman: Indiana boy dies after eating meth he thought was cereal
- August 06, 2018

Second-grader Curtis Collman III is dead because his father let him die to hide his own drug habit. "Anybody that is a parent, you know, would be emotionally upset". The boy's grandparents then called for the emergency services, but it was too late to save Curtis Jr. WDRB reported that police said that "one officer commented the brown crystal on the plate could have been mistaken for cereal crumbs with no lights in the apartment". (more...)
Rand Paul: Russian delegation to visit Capitol Hill Rand Paul: Russian delegation to visit Capitol Hill
- August 06, 2018

The announcement comes just days after Mr. Paul's spokesman confirmed the senator planned to lead a USA delegation to Moscow. The senator announced his planned trip just hours after President Trump concluded a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, where Trump cast doubt on the USA intelligence community's conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. (more...)
Trump, China trade war, tariffs
- August 06, 2018

The measures have taken into full consideration factors including the people's well-being, the bearing capacity of companies, and maintaining the functioning of the global industrial chain. Including the new tariffs already in force, China has now identified nearly 6,000 items for higher import taxes, including liquid natural gas, soybeans, and other products. (more...)
Violent Chicago weekend leaves at least 11 dead, dozens hurt Violent Chicago weekend leaves at least 11 dead, dozens hurt
- August 06, 2018

Fewer than two hours later, six more people were shot, including five teenagers, when two men walked up to a group of people on a sidewalk in a Southwest Side neighborhood and started shooting , the Sun-Times reported . Five other victims were rushed to the hospital. He was also taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition. "Over the past 24 hours, Stroger's trauma unit received an unusually high volume of patients", said Caitlin Polochak , the hospital's communications manager. (more...)
Bologna crash: Tanker truck fireball kills two and injures dozens Bologna crash: Tanker truck fireball kills two and injures dozens
- August 06, 2018

An enormous explosion in Bologna , Italy, has caused part of the highway to collapse, leaving a massive crater where once there was road, a video from the epicenter of the blast reveals. The road has been closed and emergency services are at the scene. At least one video was taken from just a few hundred metres away, shaking the vehicle, while another showed the crumbled overpass which collapsed as a result of the blast. (more...)
Thailand's rescued cave boys complete their time as novice Buddhist monks Thailand's rescued cave boys complete their time as novice Buddhist monks
- August 06, 2018

One player, Adul Sam-on, was not ordained as he is a Christian. They received a Buddhist blessing from the monks and now are considered laymen of the faith. The 12 boys and their coach had walked into the caves to explore following a football practice on 23 June - only to be trapped by sudden monsoon floods. (more...)
9-year-old robbed at gunpoint at lemonade stand 9-year-old robbed at gunpoint at lemonade stand
- August 06, 2018

John's Forest around 3 p.m. The child told police he was operating his lemonade stand in the U.S. state of North Carolina on Saturday afternoon when a teenage boy placed a handgun to his stomach and demanded money. While searching for the suspect, deputies found a trail that led into the woods where the hat, a black-colored BB handgun and a stolen metal tin containing the boy's cash were recovered, police said. (more...)
Irish grassfires reveal massive stone sign etched into coastland Irish grassfires reveal massive stone sign etched into coastland
- August 06, 2018

This particular sign was forgotten in the years after the war, with the fire uncovering a historical artefact many locals didn't know existed. Each of the signs was issued a number, and the Irish Air Corps has identified the Bray Head one was number eight. (more...)
Killed When Light Plane from Concord Crashes in SoCal Killed When Light Plane from Concord Crashes in SoCal
- August 06, 2018

Photos from the scene show the plane upright but on its belly. The Orange County Fire Authority said fire and rescue units were sent to a the 3900 block of Bristol Street for a report of a plane down. The Federal Aviation Administration are now said to be investigating the crash. Five persons have been killed after a small aircraft crashed in Santa Ana city in the USA state of California , officials said. (more...)
Egyptian forces kill 52 militants in restive Sinai Egyptian forces kill 52 militants in restive Sinai
- August 06, 2018

The statement said the militants were killed over the past few days. The raids have also lead to the arrest of 49 suspected militants as well as the discovery 26 hideout spaces. The deaths have raised to at least 313 suspected fighters, according to a Reuters news agency count based on military statements. Egypt's aggressive military operation "Sinai 2018" began on 9 February aiming to eliminate terrorism in the province, which has been troubled by an Islamist militant insurgency since ... (more...)
De Lille resigns as Cape Town mayor De Lille resigns as Cape Town mayor
- August 06, 2018

Sources have indicated that De Lille will stay on for the next three month as mayor until October 31. Independent Media has reliably learned that De Lille is expected to resign on Sunday as part of a deal stuck with the DA in July. This display of uncertainty has caused doubt among Capetonians and brought on speculation about the DA's inefficiencies. Senior leaders in the DA's Cape Town caucus were called to a meeting by party leader Mmusi Maimane who informed them at 6pm on Saturday night ... (more...)
As US prepares sanctions, Iran arrests former forex boss after currency collapse As US prepares sanctions, Iran arrests former forex boss after currency collapse
- August 06, 2018

The protests have often begun with slogans against the high cost of living and alleged financial corruption but quickly turned into anti-government rallies. Iran's oil exports could fall by as much as two-thirds by the end of the year because of the United States sanctions, putting oil markets under huge strain amid supply outages elsewhere in the world. (more...)
Manafort trial day 4: Bank fraud and bookkeepers Manafort trial day 4: Bank fraud and bookkeepers
- August 06, 2018

Manafort is charged with 18 counts of tax and banking crimes. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges. LaPorta is one of five people on the Mueller's witness list for whom the government requested immunity. However, according to a January 2016 email from Manafort submitted on Friday, Manafort told an official at Citizen's Bank that the property is a second residence, and CCed LaPorta on the email, explaining that LaPorta would back him up on that. (more...)
Bangladesh violence: Armed men attack U.S. envoy's cars amid protests Bangladesh violence: Armed men attack U.S. envoy's cars amid protests
- August 06, 2018

Authorities have pleaded with students to call off the protests that have almost paralyzed Dhaka and spread beyond the capital. Armed men attacked a convoy of cars carrying the USA envoy to Bangladesh in the capital Dhaka on Saturday night, United States officials said . (more...)
Labour's anti-Semitism row: Jeremy Corbyn apology Labour's anti-Semitism row: Jeremy Corbyn apology
- August 06, 2018

Deputy Party Leader Tom Watson - who has had a hard relationship with Corbyn - on Sunday used an interview with The Observer newspaper to call for those investigations to be called off, and for the party to adopt the full IHRA definition . (more...)
Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador, recalls envoy Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador, recalls envoy
- August 06, 2018

Saudi Arabia has also made a decision to freeze all new trade and investment deals between the Kingdom and Canada while retaining its right to take other measures, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. Badawi was arrested along with fellow campaigner Nassima al-Sadah last week, "the latest victims of an unprecedented government crackdown on the women's rights movement", Human Rights Watch said. (more...)
Saudi Arabia to freeze new trade with Canada, recall ambassador
- August 06, 2018

The ministry said that the Canadian ambassador to Riyadh had 24 hours to leave the country, and announced the "freezing of all new commercial and investment transactions" with Ottawa. Amnesty International said the arrest of Samar Badawi and another prominent female activist, Nassima al-Sada, was part of a larger crackdown on human rights in Saudi Arabia. (more...)
Trump Tower meeting 'totally legal' Trump Tower meeting 'totally legal'
- August 06, 2018

Trump wrote in an 8:35 a.m. "I did not know about it!" "Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication , that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower", the president tweeted . Russian officials were under US sanctions at the time . USA intelligence made that assessment public in an October 7 statement. Trump publicly denied that it was even possible to know who had stolen the emails, at times blaming it on other countries, a 400-pound man sitting in ... (more...)
Venezuela's Maduro warns of maximum punishment after attack Venezuela's Maduro warns of maximum punishment after attack
- August 06, 2018

President Maduro was delivering a keynote address on the 81st anniversary of the National Bolivarian Guard when at least two explosions in aerial devices reportedly occurred in front of the president's podium. It was not the first time Maduro's government has come under attack. In the midst of near-daily protests previous year, a rogue police officer flew a stolen helicopter over the capital and launched grenades at several government buildings. (more...)
'I don't believe journalists are the enemy of the people'
- August 06, 2018

Ms. Conway said the president's statement shouldn't be taken as a broad brush. "I said some journalists are enemy of the news you can use", she asserted. Trump frequently whips his supporters into a frenzy at campaign rallies, urging them to jeer reporters in attendance. Just a few days ago, the president's daughter, Ivanka Trump, was asked if she viewed the media as the "enemy of the people" and responded saying, "no, I do not feel that the media is the enemy of the people". (more...)
11 emaciated children are rescued from a filthy and heavily armed compound 11 emaciated children are rescued from a filthy and heavily armed compound
- August 05, 2018

The search began nine months earlier and 1,500 miles east - in Jonesboro, Ga., where a mother told police that her husband had taken little Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj to a park and never returned. In the phone interview, Hogrefe said Federal Bureau of Investigation analysts told him the suspects appeared to be "extremist of the Muslim belief". (more...)
China plans tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. products China plans tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. products
- August 05, 2018

Days later, Washington unveiled a list of another $200 billion in Chinese goods, from areas as varied as electrical machinery, leather goods and seafood, that would be hit with 10 percent import duties. and China, the relationship between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping was strong. Still, two senior diplomats did meet earlier on Friday, on the sidelines of a regional summit in Singapore. (more...)
Measuring Severity Of Drought During Maya Collapse Measuring Severity Of Drought During Maya Collapse
- August 05, 2018

Until now what caused it collapse has puzzled archaeologists with invasion, war, environmental degradation and collapsing trade routes cited as reasons. During the 9th century however, there was a major political collapse in the central Maya region: their famous limestone cities were abandoned and dynasties ended. (more...)

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