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Trump tweets about Harley-Davidson boycott Trump tweets about Harley-Davidson boycott
- August 13, 2018

A really bad move! The Wisconsin-based motorcycle manufacturer announced a plan earlier this year to move production of motorcycles for the European Union from the United States to its overseas facilities to avoid the tariffs imposed by the trading bloc in retaliation for Mr. (more...)
Nebraska Corrections Director Says State Can't Purchase Lethal Injection Drugs Again Nebraska Corrections Director Says State Can't Purchase Lethal Injection Drugs Again
- August 13, 2018

U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf denied the company's request to temporarily block state officials from carrying out the execution of Carey Dean Moore, one of the nation's longest-serving death row inmates. A German pharmaceutical manufacturer sued the state this week to block prison officials from using its drugs in the lethal injection . Fresenius Kabi said Nebraska's use of its drugs would damage its reputation and business relationships. (more...)
Trump backs boycott of Harley Davidson in steel tariff dispute Trump backs boycott of Harley Davidson in steel tariff dispute
- August 13, 2018

Trump has taken it personally since Wisconsin-based manufacturer - once a presidential favourite - announced on Monday it is moving some production out of the US. Harley doesn't sell motorcycles in the U.S. that are built overseas, and the company has said that won't change. According to The Times, many bikers are now turning against the company, placing their loyalty to the brand second to their loyalty to Trump. (more...)
Orca whale mother's 'tour of grief' over after almost 3 weeks
- August 13, 2018

Killer whales have been known to carry dead calves for a week, but scientists believe this mother "sets a record". Researchers had anxious J35, who was last spotted with her dead calf Wednesday, was not eating properly and was spending too much energy pushing the corpse. (more...)
Syria weapons depot blast kills 12 civilians Syria weapons depot blast kills 12 civilians
- August 13, 2018

Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor, said the death toll could rise as dozens were still missing. An AFP correspondent at the site in Sarmada in Idlib province near the Turkish border said the explosion of unknown origin caused two buildings to collapse. (more...)
GOP schedules Supreme Court hearings, outraging Democrats GOP schedules Supreme Court hearings, outraging Democrats
- August 13, 2018

Republicans did not request those documents, arguing they were irrelevant to his nomination, but did ask for documents from Kavanaugh's time in the White House counsel. "He's a mainstream judge. He has a record of judicial independence and applying the law as it is written", Grassley said. Democrats say the Republicans are relying on the cherry-picked files being released primarily by Bush's lawyer, Bill Burck, who is compiling and vetting the documents, rather than the traditional process ... (more...)
Storm Debby set to hit Blackpool with heavy rain and strong gales Storm Debby set to hit Blackpool with heavy rain and strong gales
- August 12, 2018

Met Office spokesman Richard Miles said: "On Saturday, although it will be mainly dry and sunny in the southeast, there will be rain spreading across the country with a risk of gales along the western coasts; this is being driven by low-pressure coming in from the Atlantic". (more...)
Back Trump on Iran sanctions, urges USA envoy Back Trump on Iran sanctions, urges USA envoy
- August 12, 2018

Trump announced on May 8 that he would abandon the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a landmark nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers - the U.S., the UK, France, Russia, China and Germany . Altmaier lauded the agreement reached by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker during negotiations with Trump last month, saying the interim deal had saved hundreds of thousands of jobs in Europe. (more...)
Egypt Monk Detained Over Murder Of Bishop Egypt Monk Detained Over Murder Of Bishop
- August 12, 2018

The decision by the Alexandria appeals prosecution today comes almost a week after the Coptic Orthodox Church defrocked monk Isaiah El-Makary as an investigation by the monastic affairs committee of the Holy Synod, the highest decision-making body in the church, showed he had committed actions unbecoming of a monk. (more...)
Turkish President Rails Against ‘War’ on Turkish Economy Turkish President Rails Against ‘War’ on Turkish Economy
- August 12, 2018

Speaking to supporters in the Black Sea coastal city of Trabzon, Erdogan revealed details of negotiations held last week between the two countries, saying Washington had threatened sanctions if Turkey refused to release the pastor. Turkey remains at loggerheads with the United States in one of the worst spats between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies in years over the detention for the last two years of American pastor Andrew Brunson and a host of other issues. (more...)
China holding 1 mn Uighurs in secret camps China holding 1 mn Uighurs in secret camps
- August 12, 2018

Sayragul Sauytbay, an ethnic Kazakh Chinese national, said she crossed from China's Xinjiang region to Kazakhstan without proper papers after being forced to work at a camp where around 2,500 ethnic Kazakhs were being held for indoctrination. (more...)
Chinese tourist dies after hippo attack in Nakuru Chinese tourist dies after hippo attack in Nakuru
- August 12, 2018

His colleague Mr Wu Peng Te , 62, who survived the tragic encounter is recuperating at Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort. "We are tracking the hippo", KWS mentioned in a tweet. "He was rushed to Naivasha sub-county hospital bleeding profusely but he passed on while undergoing treatment", he said. Naivasha is a city on the lake 56 miles (90km) northwest of the capital, Nairobi. (more...)
Laura Ingraham unloads on white nationalists, 'those who are distorting my views' Laura Ingraham unloads on white nationalists, 'those who are distorting my views'
- August 12, 2018

At CNN , for example, SE Cupp took Ingraham to task. Jones then played the clip of Laura Ingraham bemoaning the " demographic changes " that mean American whites will soon be a minority. "But they're saying something different. They're saying the people are the problem, not just the entry". "Furthermore as I have said repeatedly on this show, merit-based immigration does wonders for our country's economy, our way of life, and how we define our country ", she added. (more...)
Iran: China’s state-owned energy CNPC takes over French Total Iran: China’s state-owned energy CNPC takes over French Total
- August 12, 2018

The logo of CNPC (China National Petroleum Corporation) is pictured at the 26th World Gas Conference in Paris, France, June 2, 2015. Mohammad Mostafavi, head of investment and business affairs of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), was quoted by media as saying that the terms of the contract with Total, China's CNPC and Iran's Petropars over the development of Phase 11 of South Pars had no changed yet. (more...)
Thousands attend Arab-led rally against Israeli 'nation-state' law Thousands attend Arab-led rally against Israeli 'nation-state' law
- August 12, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted Saturday night that "there is no greater testament to the necessity of this law" than the presence of the Palestinian flags at the protest . It also allows the existence of Jewish-only communities, and sets Hebrew as the official language, relegating Arabic from an official language to one with "special status". (more...)
Fight for Afghan city rages despite govt claim of upper hand Fight for Afghan city rages despite govt claim of upper hand
- August 12, 2018

Gen. Sharif Yaftali, army chief of staff, says all strategic and government offices in Ghazni are still under government control. The Taliban have contested several provincial capitals over the past few years, and generally speaking have launched smaller raids against security forces, trying to soften them up and challenge the defenses within, before making serious attempts to capture them outright. (more...)
White supremacists to march in Washington, will be met by counter-protests White supremacists to march in Washington, will be met by counter-protests
- August 12, 2018

Several dozen demonstrators from the so-called "antifa", or anti-fascist, movement marched to the spot where Heather Heyer was killed a year ago when a man linked to white supremacist groups rammed his auto into counter-protestors. "Nothing would excite us any better than for this to be noneventful and folks to go home and it be a peaceful weekend for all", Settle said. Another far right rally is scheduled to take place this Sunday in close proximity to the White House . (more...)
Ten people in hospital after Manchester shooting Ten people in hospital after Manchester shooting
- August 12, 2018

One man was in a serious condition in hospital with leg wounds, BBC reported. "This was a reckless act that could have had devastating consequences with families and friends losing loved ones". Additional police officers were dispatched to the scene while an on-site search is underway. Footage, reportedly shot during the aftermath of the shooting was posted to Twitter. (more...)
Erdogan tells US: Turkey will find new friends Erdogan tells US: Turkey will find new friends
- August 12, 2018

The US has demanded the release of Andrew Brunson and on Friday doubled tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Import taxes for aluminum will be 20 percent. He returned to his familiar refrain of urging Turks to use their reserves of dollars, euros and gold to buy up lire. According to central bank data, Turkey's non-financial companies' foreign currency liabilities now exceed their foreign exchange assets by more than $200bn. (more...)
Jordan policemen killed in storming of militants’ hideout Jordan policemen killed in storming of militants’ hideout
- August 12, 2018

Ghuneimat initially said one officer was killed, but later updated the death toll to four. A wing of the building collapsed. The government spokesperson added that the security operation is ongoing. "The operation is still ongoing with thoughtful steps to make sure that no civilians are threatened". "The building in which the terrorist cell was found is about to fall and will be demolished to prevent a sudden collapse", Ghunaimat added. (more...)
PTI invites PML-N to Imran's oath-taking ceremony PTI invites PML-N to Imran's oath-taking ceremony
- August 12, 2018

The PTI has won majority of seats in the general elections in the National Assembly, while numbers of other parties and independent candidates have joined hands with Imran Khan to form government in Cetnre as well in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. (more...)
Widodo chooses cleric as VP pick in election race Widodo chooses cleric as VP pick in election race
- August 12, 2018

Both officially registered as candidates after Friday prayers. Jokowi , the first Indonesian president from outside the military and political elite, announced his vice-presidential candidate, Ma'ruf Amin, on Thursday after weeks of fevered speculation in local media. (more...)
New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags
- August 12, 2018

New Zealand became the latest country on Friday to outlaw single-use plastic shopping bags, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern saying they will be phased out over the next year as a "meaningful step" towards reducing pollution. Are biodegradable and compostable bags included in this consultation? Some retailers have begun implement their bans. "The government's efforts needs to begin with a ban on plastic bags, but quickly move on to eliminate other single use plastic offenders like ... (more...)
Boy survives, eight killed in Indonesian plane crash Boy survives, eight killed in Indonesian plane crash
- August 12, 2018

Five people died after a small plane crashed near Wamena in Papua province in July previous year. "Eight passengers were found dead and one was found alive", Papua military spokesman Lieutenant colonel Dax Sianturi said. Airplanes are the only practical way of accessing many areas in the mountainous and jungle-clad easternmost provinces of Papua and West Papua. Five people died after a small plane crashed near Wamena in Papua province in July a year ago. (more...)
Turkish lira continues to nosedive, amid 'economic war' with the Turkish lira continues to nosedive, amid 'economic war' with the
- August 12, 2018

On Friday, the euro sagged to a 13-month low against the dollar, down 0.7 per cent to $1.1450, after the Financial Times reported that the European Central Bank was anxious about possible losses at eurozone banks operating in Turkey. "This is a national, domestic battle". "Some countries have engaged in behaviour that protects coup plotters and knows no laws or justice", he said. (more...)

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