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Archbishop calls for Pope's resignation over sex abuse cardinal Archbishop calls for Pope's resignation over sex abuse cardinal
- August 27, 2018

Pope Francis reaches out to hug Cardinal Archbishop emeritus Theodore McCarrick after the Midday Prayer of the Divine with more than 300 US Bishops at the Cathedral of St. Vigano apparently sought to answer some of those questions. The Vatican did not immediately comment. He said documents backing up his version of events are in Vatican archives. (more...)
Mass Shooter at Madden Tournament Was Gamer Who Lost Mass Shooter at Madden Tournament Was Gamer Who Lost
- August 27, 2018

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is reporting that one suspect is dead at the scene after the shooting inside a restaurant at Jacksonville Landing . In Washington, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Donald Trump had been briefed on the attack and the White House was monitoring the situation. (more...)
Trump Organization's Chief Financial Officer Granted Immunity Trump Organization's Chief Financial Officer Granted Immunity
- August 27, 2018

Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg is the latest person in President Trump's orbit to have been granted immunity in the investigation surrounding payments made to women who alleged that they had affairs with Trump. (more...)
Kids Among 8 Killed in Devastating Chicago Fire Kids Among 8 Killed in Devastating Chicago Fire
- August 27, 2018

A firefighter was transported to Rush Hospital in good condition. The cause of the blaze hasn't been determined. A dog was also killed in the fire, while two additional children were hospitalized with injuries. Video showed smoke coming from windows of the three-story building's stone facade, with flames engulfing the coach house at the back. Police officers helped push a stretcher towards an ambulance while a paramedic performed CPR. (more...)
Australian foreign minister resigns amid Cabinet revamp Australian foreign minister resigns amid Cabinet revamp
- August 27, 2018

As such, Morrison and his backers rallied their colleagues to vote for him over Bishop in the first round. One of the casualties was Labor's Julia Gillard, Australia's first female leader, who constantly battled misogyny and made global headlines for her fiery rebuttal of then Liberal opposition leader Tony Abbott in parliament in 2012. (more...)
Search for missing fishermen called off after bodies found by wreckage Search for missing fishermen called off after bodies found by wreckage
- August 27, 2018

A coastguard helicopter spotted the bodies of the two remaining men near the wreckage of their sunken vessel on Sunday, and airlifted them to Humberside airport. HM Coastguard said all the men were foreign nationals. Ship authorities would not comment on the identities or condition of the rescued men but said the United Kingdom coast guard had been notified. (more...)
Pakistan backstabbed US in Afghanistan: US army colonel Pakistan backstabbed US in Afghanistan: US army colonel
- August 26, 2018

According to available information, peace talks in Moscow will start on September 4 which will be attended by representative of over 12 countries including China, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and India. Afghanistan policy obsolete. The Foreign Ministry said that the allegation "completely distorts the meaning of Russia's policy on Afghanistan". As an aide to President George W. (more...)
Julie Bishop resigns as Australian foreign affairs minister Julie Bishop resigns as Australian foreign affairs minister
- August 26, 2018

Turnbull then relinquished his prime ministership on Friday after a second leadership spill that saw former Treasurer Morrison defeat Dutton 45-40 in a party vote and be sworn in as Australia's 30th prime minister on Friday night. As such, Morrison and his backers rallied their colleagues to vote for him over Bishop in the first round. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop at United Nations headquarters, March 6, 2018. (more...)
Mass shooting reported at video game tournament in Florida Mass shooting reported at video game tournament in Florida
- August 26, 2018

In a tweet , JSO told people in the area to stay "many blocks away". They said the area is not safe and have urged people to stay away. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office tweeted that one suspect is dead . Mother of professional National Basketball Association 2K player Tim "LARRY2K" Anselimo reports that her son has been shot three times. The shooting took place less than two days after a gunfire at a high school football game a few miles away left one person dead and two wounded. (more...)
US Navy revives 2nd Fleet as Russians patrol North Atlantic US Navy revives 2nd Fleet as Russians patrol North Atlantic
- August 26, 2018

Lewis assumed command as the first commander of the re-established C2F, after his confirmation by the Senate June 28. The refocused US naval presence in the North Atlantic also reflects growing concerns about information warfare among NATO allies as Russian ships have been observed lingering near vital undersea communications cables that criss-cross the Atlantic. (more...)
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'has returned to Iran prison' Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'has returned to Iran prison'
- August 26, 2018

In a statement, Mr Ratcliffe said: "After discussion with her family in Iran, Nazanin decided that she would go into prison". Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested in April 2016 for "plotting to overthrow the Iranian regime" and was convicted previous year despite her denials, with her family - from Hampstead, north London - campaigning to have her released permanently. (more...)
Bolton says U.S. sanctions to stay until Russia changes behaviour Bolton says U.S. sanctions to stay until Russia changes behaviour
- August 26, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton said on Friday that U.S. sanctions against Russian Federation would remain in place until Moscow changed its behavior, Reutersreports. "The ruble should not be this weak based on, shall we say, fundamentals", said Chris Weafer, a Moscow-based senior partner at the Macro Advisory consultancy. (more...)
RAF intercepts Russian aircraft over Black Sea RAF intercepts Russian aircraft over Black Sea
- August 26, 2018

British Typhoon jets based in Romania have scrambled for the second time in three days to investigate "provocative" Russian aircraft flying on a path toward North Atlantic Treaty Organisation airspace, the British Defense Ministry says . In the previous incident on Tuesday, it scrambled two typhoons in Romania to shadow two suspected Russian Su-30 Flanker aircraft. One of the RAF pilots who was on alert duty at the time, specified that the Russian plane did not violate the said airspace, so ... (more...)
150 migrants stuck on ship 150 migrants stuck on ship
- August 26, 2018

Almost 140 migrants who had been stranded on a boat at a port in Sicily were allowed to disembark early on Sunday (Aug 26) after Ireland and Albania agreed to take some of them in. "The time has come to end the back-and-forth that has seen countries competing in a race to the bottom on who can take the least responsibility for people rescued at sea", he said. (more...)
ISIS leader in Afghanistan killed in airstrike, U.S. says ISIS leader in Afghanistan killed in airstrike, U.S. says
- August 26, 2018

The head of ISIS in Afghanistan, Abu Saad Erhabi, was killed in a strike on the group's hideouts in Nangarhar province on Saturday night (Aug 25), authorities said on Sunday. According to the governor's office, a commander of the terror group identified as Musafir was among those killed in the airstrikes. Two people were killed. (more...)
Scott Morrison Is Our New Prime Minister Scott Morrison Is Our New Prime Minister
- August 26, 2018

Morrison admitted the extraordinary scenes in the nation's capital had taken a heavy toll on parliament and the Liberal Party . The leadership crisis saw the government adjourn parliament on Thursday until September. Morrison, an ambitious man who has always dreamed of the top job, snatched the leadership from the hands of hardline conservatives who had engineered the ouster of incumbent moderate Malcolm Turnbull. (more...)
US Will Retaliate Against Syria If It Uses Chemical Weapons US Will Retaliate Against Syria If It Uses Chemical Weapons
- August 26, 2018

President Donald Trump's administration, like its allies in Europe and the Gulf, has largely abandoned the goal of toppling the Syrian leader. Damascus still holds the southeastern tip of Idlib , a strategically important province adjacent to Latakia on the Mediterranean coast that is home to Assad's clan. (more...)
Social media giants silencing millions of people Social media giants silencing millions of people
- August 26, 2018

Trump didn't mention any companies by name. "But you can't pick one person and say, 'We don't like what he's been saying, he's out, '" he said. Trump continues to highlight the issue of social media censorship ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. (more...)
Rohingya crisis one year on Rohingya crisis one year on
- August 26, 2018

Thousands held peaceful marches and attended rallies chanting: "We want justice from the United Nations". "We want them to recognise us as Rohingya. Worldwide pressure on Myanmar has been growing, however. There have been calls for an International Criminal Court inquiry but Myanmar has bristled at international criticism. (more...)
The evidence against President Trump mounts as the witch hunt continues
- August 26, 2018

Trump's base will remain faithful to him to the bitter end, but the people who really matter are turning against him, and it doesn't bode well for his political survival. Mr Weisselberg was one of those called to give evidence before a federal grand jury for the Cohen investigation earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal reports. (more...)
Afghanistans national security adviser resigns in break with president Afghanistans national security adviser resigns in break with president
- August 26, 2018

Atmar, 49, said that he was stepping down due to the differences he had with the government on a political level, as well as their approach to maintaining peace and stability in the country. The blast comes almost a week after President Ashraf Ghani offered a conditional three-month ceasefire to the Taliban, a move welcomed by the United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation after almost 17 years of war. (more...)
Ex-Trump Tower doorman releases ‘catch-and-kill’ contract Ex-Trump Tower doorman releases ‘catch-and-kill’ contract
- August 26, 2018

The contract adds that Sajudin will only be paid if the story is published, but an amendment on the third page says he'll get $30,000 regardless. "Source shall provide AMI with information regarding Donald Trump's illegitimate child", according to the contract. (more...)
China: Trump is 'irresponsible' for cancelling North Korea visit China: Trump is 'irresponsible' for cancelling North Korea visit
- August 26, 2018

In addition, recent statements from North Korean officials have ruled out any new concessions until it sees a reciprocal gesture from the US beyond suspending military exercises with South Korea. Kelly Magsamen a former USA deputy assistant secretary of defence for Asian affairs, said Trump was undermining his leverage with Kim as well as that of Pompeo and his new envoy. (more...)
Security guard seen taping HPD arrest has been fired, police union says Security guard seen taping HPD arrest has been fired, police union says
- August 26, 2018

Authorities said Miller was initially pulled over because he was driving a auto connected to an aggravated robbery and shooting, according to KPRC . The officer was tackling Davon Shavelle Miller, 17, at a gas station. A civilian helped the officer and they were able to get Miller in handcuffs. A video posted on Facebook (see below) shows what happened next. "Stop reaching for my gun!" the officer yells. (more...)
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop resigns from Cabinet Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop resigns from Cabinet
- August 26, 2018

One message, reportedly sent by Infrastructure Minister Paul Fletcher, read: "Cormann rumoured to be putting some WA votes behind Julie Bishop in round 1". She was knocked out in the first round of voting, and Scott Morrison won the runoff vote from Peter Dutton. Morrison has spent his first two full days in power working on a new Cabinet, although the only confirmed change so far is that his Liberal deputy and former energy minister Josh Frydenburg will take over as treasurer. (more...)

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