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Shooter in fatal Florida 'Stand Your Ground' case arrested for manslaughter Shooter in fatal Florida 'Stand Your Ground' case arrested for manslaughter
- August 13, 2018

Alleged shooter Michael Drejka, 47, was taken into custody on Monday, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri originally said that Drejka was protecting himself. He was criticized by the family of McGlockton for initially deciding not to charge Drejka, instead saying he had a right to claim self-defense. Jacobs told reporters last week McGlockton had just picked her up from her job as a nursing assistant, the parking lot was busy and ... (more...)
Iran's Zarif: 'There will be no meeting' with US Iran's Zarif: 'There will be no meeting' with US
- August 13, 2018

Geneva: Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday there would be no meeting with the U.S. in the near future following Washington's reimposition of sanctions . The U.S. has to rehabilitate its addiction to sanctions & bullying or entire world will unite - beyond verbal condemnations - to force it to. "What expectations could you have from a person who pulls out from global engagement and now says let's hold talks", he noted. (more...)
Iran naval drills designed to send message to US Iran naval drills designed to send message to US
- August 13, 2018

Iran has been furious over U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of an global agreement on Iran's nuclear program and re-impose sanctions on Tehran . About 75 small boats participated in the exercise practicing "swarm" maneuvers that could be carried out against commercial or military warships transiting through the Strait of Hormuz. (more...)
Baltimore cop quits after video of him punching suspect Baltimore cop quits after video of him punching suspect
- August 13, 2018

The officer puts his arm across McGrier's throat and pins him to the ground as another officer looks on. The officer, whom authorities have not yet identified , was initially placed on administrative leave after the episode on Saturday, interim Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle told reporters Monday. (more...)
Iran's Khamenei bans holding direct talks with United States
- August 13, 2018

But Iran has rejected fresh talks, saying the U.S. can no longer be trusted after violating its commitments under the deal. Those sanctions target Iran's automotive sector, its trade in gold and other precious metals, along with its currency, the Iranian rial, and other financial transactions. (more...)
Turkish crisis weakens shekel against dollar Turkish crisis weakens shekel against dollar
- August 13, 2018

Erdogan indicated he was in no mood to offer concessions to the United States in one of the worst spats between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies in years. However, experts paint a bleaker picture, warning that global markets may face major ramifications as investors try to assess the impact of the crisis on European banks that have lent money to Turkey. (more...)
FBI Fires Peter Strzok, Agent Removed From Russia Investigation Over Trump Texts FBI Fires Peter Strzok, Agent Removed From Russia Investigation Over Trump Texts
- August 13, 2018

The FBI has fired an embattled special agent who was removed from the Russian Federation inquiry after internal investigators discovered he had criticized then-candidate Donald Trump in text messages exchanged with another bureau official. (more...)
Canada has to wait to re-enter NAFTA talks says Trump Canada has to wait to re-enter NAFTA talks says Trump
- August 13, 2018

The talks are expected to go into next week. Canada's ambassador to the US David MacNaugton told BNN Bloomberg TV that if the US and Canada can reach agreement on auto manufacturing then the three countries may be able to move forward on more of the issues that affect all three countries. (more...)
Trump claims win in US House race, but Democrat surge looms Trump claims win in US House race, but Democrat surge looms
- August 13, 2018

Despite a growing number of Democrat congressional candidates opposing her leadership, Pelosi said she will run for speaker if her party takes back the House. As more votes are counted in the coming days, those results could swing, but the initial ballots show Democrats leading not just in the usual handful of Puget Sound-area swing districts. (more...)
North and South Korean leaders to meet for third summit in September North and South Korean leaders to meet for third summit in September
- August 13, 2018

North Korea's chief delegate, Ri Son Gwon, had hinted a date for the summit was set, but refused to unveil the date because he wanted to "keep reporters wondering". South Korea hopes to restart efforts on a cross-peninsula railway and a joint industrial park but has been cautious about major projects due to worldwide sanctions chiefly engineered by Washington over the North's nuclear and missile programmes. (more...)
Japanese Man Detained in N. Korea Japanese Man Detained in N. Korea
- August 13, 2018

The man, who is not identified by name, has visited North Korea several times in the past and was arrested in Nampo city, according to TBS television. The Japanese government is reportedly trying to gather information on his safety, while calling on the North to release him through the North Korean Embassy in Beijing. (more...)
Here's Omarosa's Recorded Conversation with John Kelly in The Situation Room Here's Omarosa's Recorded Conversation with John Kelly in The Situation Room
- August 13, 2018

Manigault Newman does not specify in her book, which is due to be released on Tuesday, whether she heard Trump using the slur or whether she saw footage of him using it. "But when he talks that way, the way he did on this tape, it confirmed that he is truly a racist". This Kelly recording is the first one she's actually shared publicly. (more...)
‘Milestone event’: Five states sign historic deal on status of Caspian Sea ‘Milestone event’: Five states sign historic deal on status of Caspian Sea
- August 13, 2018

Landlocked and less salty than an ocean, the Caspian Sea was regarded by Iran and the Soviet Union - until the Soviet collapse - as a lake, with a border neatly dividing the two countries' territories. The agenda includes three main issues - the legal status of the Caspian Sea, Caspian cooperation (economy and transport, ecology and protection of biological resources), as well as regional and global issues. (more...)
Indonesia plane crash: Boy, 12, survives Papua accident Indonesia plane crash: Boy, 12, survives Papua accident
- August 13, 2018

The wreckage of the plane was found in a heavily forested area on a mountain side in the Oksibil subdistrict on Sunday morning. A young boy was the only survivor of a small commercial plane crash Saturday in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua that killed eight other people, a local military commander said Sunday. (more...)
Turkish central bank tries to contain currency crisis that affected Asian markets Turkish central bank tries to contain currency crisis that affected Asian markets
- August 13, 2018

The Capital Markets Board of Turkey issued a similar warning to those who spread "lies, false or misleading information, news or analysis". Turkey has drafted an action plan and its institutions will start taking necessary steps on Monday morning to ease financial markets' concerns, Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said, after the lira plunged last week. (more...)
White House blasts Omarosa for recording talks White House blasts Omarosa for recording talks
- August 13, 2018

Ms Manigault Newman defended her decision to covertly record it and other White House conversations, describing it as a form of protection. "If Omarosa carried for example a cellphone into the Situation Room, then not only did she record conversations there, but so potentially has any country or criminal organization that thought to hack her phone", Frum continued . (more...)
Turkey taking action to ease market concerns Turkey taking action to ease market concerns
- August 13, 2018

The already embattled Turkish lira tumbled some 16 percent to new record lows against the dollar on Friday as US President Donald Trump said he had doubled steel and aluminum tariffs on Turkey . While the measures should ease worries over financial stability, they will have no direct impact on the lira because they do not affect banks' foreign exchange positions, BNP Paribas strategist Erkin Isik said in a note. (more...)
Turkish lira drops to new record low overnight Turkish lira drops to new record low overnight
- August 13, 2018

Experts have blamed the sharp slide in the lira on fears the country is descending into an economic crisis . The Euro opened this week's trading session gapping lower against its United States counterpart, responding to the Turkish Lira's sharp downturn last week. (more...)
IGP: Hunt for Jho Low still on IGP: Hunt for Jho Low still on
- August 13, 2018

Last week, the US$250 million superyacht Equanimity , which the DOJ says was also bought by Jho Low, was handed over to Malaysia by Indonesia, which had seized the asset earlier this year. Malaysian authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Low, whose whereabouts are unknown. Asked to comment on Jho Low's statement through his spokesman alleging that Malaysia was "putting words into the mouth" of the United States authorities by saying the yacht's arrival in Malaysia was after ... (more...)
Video of Baltimore Police officer punching man goes viral Video of Baltimore Police officer punching man goes viral
- August 13, 2018

The man's family identified him as Dashawn McGrier . Moments later Williams walked down the street and stopped him without reason. Williams responds with a flurry of punches and a knee strike before tackling McGrier onto a stoop as the camera rolls. (more...)
Erdogan says crash of lira ‘political plot’ against Turkey
- August 13, 2018

The lira plunged to a fresh record low of 7.24 against the dollar during in Asia Pacific trade, where markets were opening for Monday morning. LMoreover, El-Diwany said that the Turkish market gets an advantage in the exportation markets, which both Egypt and Turkey export the same products for, explaining, "Egypt can not well compete with Turkey in exporting textiles to the same markets, as the Lira is now down, hence prices will be lower than before". (more...)
Vigils, memorials mark anniversary of deadly Charlottesville rally Vigils, memorials mark anniversary of deadly Charlottesville rally
- August 13, 2018

Both Market Street Park, where last year's rally was held, and Court Square Park will be completely fenced off, according to city spokesman Brian Wheeler. A white supremacist awaits trial in the case. We don't want well-wishers trampling other people's graves. "C-ville fights back, and we are asking the world to fight back, too!" - Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) August 12, 2018 Exactly one year ago, Heather Heyer was murdered for daring to stand up to a group of white supremacists that ... (more...)
Son Of Controversial Bklyn Imam Was Training Children to Kill Son Of Controversial Bklyn Imam Was Training Children to Kill
- August 13, 2018

The elder Wahhaj said, without elaborating, that some of the children have said they saw Abdul alive as recently as three weeks ago, adding, "One of them said, 'Yeah, we buried him over there'". Taos County prosecutor Timothy Hasson charged the imam's son "poses a great danger to the children found on the property as well as a threat to the community as a whole due to the presence of firearms and his intent to use these firearms in a violent and illegal manner". (more...)
Killer whale mother finally lets dead newborn calf go, after 17 days Killer whale mother finally lets dead newborn calf go, after 17 days
- August 13, 2018

Balcomb said he also saw J50 with her mother and brother on Saturday, along with NOAA researchers who were following her to collect prey remains and feces. People lost sleep thinking about the whale. "No one really knows why moms carry their calves to begin with", said Haulena from his home in Point Roberts, Wash. (more...)
Turkey's floundering economy exacerbated by Trump tariffs Turkey's floundering economy exacerbated by Trump tariffs
- August 13, 2018

The latest tariffs stem from the trade fight Trump launched earlier this year with several countries, including Turkey , according to the Washington Post . He has told citizens to swap their dollars for lira . The lira's free-fall was the result of a foreign plot and did not reflect Turkey's economic fundamentals, he said. (more...)

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