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Top China Buddhist leader quits in sex probe Top China Buddhist leader quits in sex probe
- August 17, 2018

Xuecheng's resignation was announced during a council meeting of the Buddhist Association of China. Xue is one of the most prominent officials to meet his downfall since the #MeToo movement began to gain momentum in China. The statement includes the testimony of various women who have faced harassment, and they opened their experience on social media. The conference also concluded that it was necessary to integrate the traditional monastery system and the management methods of modern ... (more...)
Trump's Military Parade To Cost 760 Percent More Than Earlier Estimate Trump's Military Parade To Cost 760 Percent More Than Earlier Estimate
- August 17, 2018

An official told the AP that about $50 million would cover Pentagon costs for equipment, personnel and other support for the November parade in Washington . The fact that we spend over $600 billion on defense annually - more than the defense budgets of China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, India, France, United Kingdom, and Japan combined - would seem to suggest that we do, but Americans will have to wait at least another year to see the proof with their own eyes. (more...)
Muslim Woman Says She Refused Handshake And Then Suffered Discrimination Muslim Woman Says She Refused Handshake And Then Suffered Discrimination
- August 17, 2018

She instead greeted him by placing a hand over her heart, as is common among Muslims . "I hope I can give hope to other Muslims who go through the same thing and feel there's no point in going on with it", she added. Ultimately the court agreed, ruling that while the company was right in its insistence upon gender equality, it could not enforce it by imposing handshakes. (more...)
ISIS Fighter Arrested in US After Posing as Refugee ISIS Fighter Arrested in US After Posing as Refugee
- August 17, 2018

The Trump administration has sharply criticised the Obama-era resettlement programme, questioning whether enough was done to weed out those with terrorist ties. A 45-year-old Iraqi national who was granted refugee status in the U.S.is accused of having fought for ISIS and al-Qaida and is now facing extradition to Iraq on a murder charge. (more...)
Boeing skids off rainy Manila runway, rips off engine, wheel Boeing skids off rainy Manila runway, rips off engine, wheel
- August 17, 2018

All others aboard Xiamen Air Flight 8667 were unhurt. Images of the plane operated by Xiamen Air, a subsidiary of China Southern Airlines, showed it next to a perimeter fence with the left wing touching the ground. One of the plane's two engines appeared to have been damaged, another airport official said. The aircraft is still resting on its belly near the end of the airport's main runway where it came to a stop after the accident, which occurred late on Thursday evening. (more...)
Philippines' Duterte slams China over island-building Philippines' Duterte slams China over island-building
- August 17, 2018

However, instead of blaming China for building and militarising islands in disputed waters, he has said the United States was at fault for not blocking the construction when it started. He added that he did not want to "quarrel" with China. Speaking to reporters at the closing session of an worldwide migration conference in Manila , Cayetano also said all parties have to first set aside for the meantime their claims - territorial and sovereign rights - in order to move forward with the ... (more...)
Pakistan condoles death of ex-Indian PM Vajpayee Pakistan condoles death of ex-Indian PM Vajpayee
- August 17, 2018

Few people could claim to understand what drove him. In the immediate aftermath of the testing, President Bill Clinton denounced India for undermining the stability of South Asia and directly challenging "the firm global consensus to stop nuclear proliferation". (more...)
Cambodia's ruling party won all seats in July vote - election commission Cambodia's ruling party won all seats in July vote - election commission
- August 17, 2018

U.S. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said since the U.S. side has characterized the election as "flawed and neither free nor fair", the State Department is "expanding the visa restrictions initiated on December 6, 2017 on individuals involved in the undermining of democracy in Cambodia ". (more...)
Cambodia's ruling party won all parliamentary seats in July vote Cambodia's ruling party won all parliamentary seats in July vote
- August 17, 2018

The CPP won in all 25 provinces, said Sik Bun Hok, chairman of the NEC. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time. The United States, which already imposed visa curbs on some Cambodian government members close to Hun Sen over the crackdown, said it would consider steps, including an expansion of visa restrictions, in response to July's "flawed election". (more...)
Husband arrested in connection with missing pregnant wife, 2 daughters in Colorado Husband arrested in connection with missing pregnant wife, 2 daughters in Colorado
- August 17, 2018

She seemed pretty happy". She posted: "I love Chris!" He said he hasn't spoken to her parents since the tragedy, but a neighbor told him they flew to Colorado. Watts said he waited impatiently for his family's return, "with every light in the house on;" stressing that he had been unable to sleep as he didn't know whether his family was safe or not. (more...)
Bin Laden raid commander to Trump: revoke my security clearance too Bin Laden raid commander to Trump: revoke my security clearance too
- August 17, 2018

Read the full op-ed here. But Trump, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal , connected Brennan and other intelligence officials with Mueller's probe. Brennan has been sharply critical of Trump, calling his comments after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin last month, " nothing short of treasonous ". (more...)
Congressman Goodlatte's son rips him for 'ruining' Federal Bureau of Investigation agent's career Congressman Goodlatte's son rips him for 'ruining' Federal Bureau of Investigation agent's career
- August 17, 2018

The only other tweet from the account is a message from Strzok that he was "stunned and humbled" by the support he's received following his termination. Republicans were livid during the July hearing, which several times devolved into a partisan shouting match. The decision to fire Strzok should be "deeply troubling to all Americans", said his attorney Aitan Goelman . (more...)
Alleged victims welcome news child sex accused Malka Leifer could be extradited Alleged victims welcome news child sex accused Malka Leifer could be extradited
- August 17, 2018

In addition to the extradition case, Leifer also faces the possibility of an indictment under contempt of court charges for allegedly lying about her mental health. Prompted by complaints from alleged victims, the police created an undercover operation to investigate Leifer, who had apparently been pretending to suffer from a mental illness to avoid being extradited. (more...)
The Unauthorized Virtual Currencies Are Illegal Inside The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia The Unauthorized Virtual Currencies Are Illegal Inside The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia
- August 17, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government wants to improve its relationship with Saudi Arabia, but will not sacrifice Canada's position on human rights. The committee behind yesterday's statement comprises of members of the nation's Capital Market Authority (CMA), Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Media, Ministry of Commerce and Investment, and the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA). (more...)
US newsrooms to Trump: We're not enemies of the people US newsrooms to Trump: We're not enemies of the people
- August 16, 2018

President Trump on Twitter has attacked the press for these editorials about him attacking the press. That followed this tweet from the president: "THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA IS THE OPPOSITION PARTY". The Chicago Sun-Times said it believed most Americans know that Trump is talking nonsense. The Orlando Sentinel: In its editorial titled "President Trump, the press isn't the "enemy" - it's America's watchdog", the paper writes that the president is putting journalists in danger and ... (more...)
Former CIA Director John Brennan says Trump is trying to silence critics Former CIA Director John Brennan says Trump is trying to silence critics
- August 16, 2018

White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced the decision at a White House briefing Wednesday, following through on the president's recent threat. In 2014, as the Senate Intelligence Committee was compiling a lengthy report into the CIA's use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" at its secret prisons, chair Dianne Feinstein (D-California) accused Brennan's agency of secretly monitoring the committee's computers and removing sensitive documents. (more...)
Gunmen attack intelligence service centre in Kabul Gunmen attack intelligence service centre in Kabul
- August 16, 2018

Both male and female students were studying at the center, preparing for entrance exams. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned the "terrorist" attack that "martyred and wounded the innocent" - students attending class - and ordered an investigation into the attack. (more...)
Women accused of killing Kim Jong Nam could be freed Women accused of killing Kim Jong Nam could be freed
- August 16, 2018

They are accused of killing Kim Jong-nam by smearing a toxic agent, known as VX, on his face while he was at Kuala Lumpur's airport on February 13, 2017. Malaysia cancelled a visa-free travel deal with North Korea and deported North Korea's ambassador. Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman, confirmed that the Russian president had sent the invitation to Mr Kim as part of a congratulatory telegram on the 73rd anniversary of North Korea's liberation from Japanese colonial rule. (more...)
Intel Official: Intel Official: "Brennan's Actions are Unconscionable...Trump Did The Right Thing"
- August 16, 2018

A mini-flap developed following Sanders' briefing when White House reporters noticed the July 26 date on the president's statement. Sanders went on to read Trump's letter, which talked about Brennan's "erratic conduct and behavior" and how benefits that may have been gleaned from consultation with Brennan are now outweighed by risks associated with his behavior. (more...)
State of emergency declared across B.C. as 566 fires burn
- August 16, 2018

Farnworth denied criticism that not enough resources, including firefighters and aircraft, were being deployed to fight the fires, particularly in the north. The last time B.C. had declared a state of emergency prior to a year ago was August 2003 to deal with wildfires. There are now 566 wildfires burning across B.C., prompting 29 evacuation orders that have forced about 3,050 people to flee from their homes. (more...)
Trump signs defence policy bill with watered-down China measures Trump signs defence policy bill with watered-down China measures
- August 16, 2018

The formal name of the bill is "John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019", and it is listed on the White House daily guidance with this name, but Trump took the liberty to call it "National Defense Authorization Act" at Fort Drum. (more...)
British pound sterling dropped against euro and dollar British pound sterling dropped against euro and dollar
- August 16, 2018

Strong employment or inflation data - both reports are due this week - are unlikely to help the pound significantly, analysts said. GBP/USD Exchange Rate Steadies as Geopolitical Storm CalmsFollowing a busy week for the Pound US Dollar ( GBP/USD ) exchange rate, the pairing is trading in a narrow margin today. (more...)
Iraq PM Cancels Visit To Sanctions-Hit Iran Iraq PM Cancels Visit To Sanctions-Hit Iran
- August 16, 2018

However, addressing reporters on Monday, the Iraqi Prime Minister stepped back from his comments and said he had not made any decision on behalf of the Iraqi government to abide by the U.S. According to a senior Iraqi official this was in direct response to Mr al-Abadi's earlier suggestion that Iraq would obey USA sanctions. "It's a disloyal attitude towards the honest position of Iran and the blood of the martyrs this country has spilled to defend the land of Iraq" against militants, said ... (more...)
John Brennan's Security Clearance Revoked by Trump John Brennan's Security Clearance Revoked by Trump
- August 16, 2018

Sen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland said of Trump, "Leaders behave like this in dictatorships, not democracies". Mr. Brennan's lying and recent conduct, characterized by increasingly frenzied commentary, is wholly inconsistent with access to the Nation's most closely held secrets and facilitates the very aim of our adversaries, which is to sow division and chaos . (more...)
Indian airport temporarily halts operations Indian airport temporarily halts operations
- August 16, 2018

Vijayan's office on Wednesday said that the authorities were also anxious about rising water levels in the massive Mullaperiyar dam , and urged officials in the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu to release water from the reservoir. Not only this, at least 30,000 people are still in relief camps across the state due to heavy rains lashing the state for the past week now. People to avoid the Sabarimala hill shrine in Pathanamthitta district as the water level in the nearby rain-fed Pampa River ... (more...)

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