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Trump contradicts own remarks on alleged Russian meddling


That had sparked outrage from both sides of the political divide. "I'm pleased that the Senate Majority Leader understands that passage of the bill would send an important message to Russian Federation or any other country that we take the sanctity of our electoral process seriously", Ros-Lehtinen said in a statement. Read More »

Passenger crashed in South Africa liner removed the plane from the inside


The video, released by, was filmed by a male passenger on the plane who was looking out a left wing window at the engine that had caught fire. Kelly's wife was the third Australian injured, initially reported in a critical condition. One passenger captured the crash on his cell phone in a harrowing video that surfaced Wednesday. Read More »

White House denies Trump said Russia no longer targeting U.S.


Later Wednesday, press secretary Sarah Sanders claimed that when the president answered "no", he was saying he couldn't answer questions and not actually saying "no" to the question about Russian targeting. I will say this. We're not going to have it. Trump was referencing an incident in 2012, when a hot microphone picked up Obama telling Russian President Dmitri Medvedev he would have more flexibility to negotiate on issues like missile defense after the election that year. Read More »

Russian envoy: Putin open to Washington visit


That's going to be special", he said , laughing. But this time there was no joint statement to formalize the outcome of the talks - just a meandering, 45-minute press conference where Trump stoked controversy by appearing to side with Putin over USA intelligence agencies' assessment that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 election. Read More »

Daycare provider who tried to hang toddler receives probation


Karia fled the home in her minivan following the incident and struck a pedestrian, another driver and a bicyclist before attempting to jump from a Minneapolis freeway overpass before being taken into custody. Her attorney said Karia's actions were "aggravated, if not wholly caused, by abuse (from) Nataliia's husband". "We came in here with our hearts in our throats", Hunter said. Read More »

Macron under fire after video shows security aide beating protester

The clip, released by newspaper Le Monde yesterday, also showed Mr Benalla dragging a woman from the demonstration. The man was identified as Alexandre Bennala. The Paris prosecutor on Thursday launched a preliminary probe into "violence by a mission with a public service mission, usurping a function and usurping signs reserved for public authority". Read More »

WhatsApp to limit message forwarding to curb fake news

India is the largest market for WhatsApp with more than 250 million users. The company said in a blog post Thursday evening in the United States that it is launching a test to limit forwarding on WhatsApp in India, where people forward more messages and videos than anywhere else in the world. Read More »

Missouri woman accused of letting men rape her 2-year-old daughter


Green told officers the 2-year-old and 1-year-old had been sexually assaulted at a Kansas City home and he had a recording of Watson admitting she witnessed her daughter being raped. Watson rarely had a stable home while growing up in Great Bend, Kan., said Aubree Crawford, a childhood friend. She did admit to the meth use, police said. Read More »

Trump doubles down - invites Putin to White House


Trump earlier had tweeted that he looked forward to "our second meeting" as he defended his performance at Monday's summit, in which the two leaders conferred on a range of issues including terrorism, Israeli security, nuclear proliferation and North Korea. Read More »

Did the Queen commit 'brooch warfare' during Trump visit?


The Twitter user, called Julie in her bio, also noted that the Queen deliberately chose the most "sentimental" piece in her collection - a personal present from the Obamas, not one of the many state gifts she's been given by the U.S. "You know, who Trump's been screaming about and insulting. We are talking about a Commonwealth country and one of the main allies of the Kingdom", they added. Read More »

Tornadoes cause 'catastrophic damage' in Iowa


The storms injured 10 people in Marshalltown and seven at a factory near Pella, but no deaths have been reported. The family sought shelter in the building's basement and heard "cracking and booms and explosions" as the tornado passed. Vehicles were overturned and piled onto others. A woman working at Hammer Medical Supply downtown told The Associated Press that her building suffered damage, as did The Orpheum, a theater built in 1948. Read More »

Tory MP urges vote of no confidence in Theresa May over Brexit


The European Commission is warning the 27 remaining EU states to get ready for a possible no-deal Brexit. Brexit campaigner Dominic Raab , appointed to the government last week after his predecessor quit over Prime Minister Theresa May's proposals to tie Britain close to European Union trading rules, said he wants talks to "heat up" ahead of a meeting to lay out her ideas to European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier . Read More »

EU, Japan sign major trade deal


At the EU-Japan summit in Tokyo , presidents Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, the biggest trade deal ever negotiated by the European Union. This has the effect of creating documents which appear to very much embrace free trade but which in reality do not significantly change realities for either trading partner. Read More »

Trump says looking forward to second meeting with Putin

Now, that he's the country's top intelligence official, Coats said he prefers to stay out of the headlines. Among those surprised by the news, Coats, who got the news from MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell as she was interviewing him at the Aspen Security Forum, in Aspen, Colorado. Read More »

Egyptian Officials Open Black Sarcophagus, Find 3 Skeletons Inside


Waziri added that the sarcophagus is unusual for its size; it's the largest to ever be discovered in Alexandria. CAIRO - 19 July 2018: Egypt started opening the mysterious sarcophagus unearthed 20 days ago in Alexandria, amid rumors over a "possible curse" that could be cast on the world once the sarcophagus is opened. Read More »

Hawaiian Tourists Describe Moment Their Boat Was Hit by Lava Bomb


The state Department of Land and Natural Resources said one passenger broke a leg Monday and others have been burned. Officials for the company were not immediately available for comment. Boaters and seaside residents also have been warned to avoid noxious clouds of laze - a term derived from the words "lava" and "haze" - formed when lava reacts with saltwater to form a mix of acid fumes and steam laced with tiny glass-like particles. Read More »

Authorities open 2,000-year-old sarcophagus, apparently avoid curse

Waziri said some of the remains had disintegrated because sewage water from a nearby building had leaked into the sarcophagus through a small crack in one of the sides. Archaeologist estimate the structure is nine-feet-long, five-feet-wide and dates back to the Egyptian Ptolemaic period, between 323-30 B.C. The skeletons discovered inside the coffin will be transferred to the Alexandria National Museum for restoration, the Ministry of Antiquity said on its website. Read More »

Tory chief whip Julian Smith under fire in pairing row


The Chief Whip is facing mounting criticism from Tory colleagues and calls to resign after it emerged that he urged Tory MPs to break with "pairing arrangements" to avert a damaging Brexit defeat . "If they can't do so, surely the chief whip and Conservative Party chair should resign". The leader of the Commons told Streeting that she was one of three Conservative pairs for the votes on Tuesday, and speaking in defence of Smith: "I did not receive any call for anyone, telling me to vote". Read More »

‘Aggressive’ Montenegro could cause WWIII, Trump says in latest North Atlantic Treaty Organisation jibe


In response, many noted that the example of Montenegro deserves scrutiny, given that Russian Federation was vocally opposed (though not without reason ) to the country joining NATO-which it only did in 2016. I'm not pro-Russia, pro-anybody, I just want to have this country be safe". Traditional ally Russian Federation, whose ties to Orthodox Christian Montenegro date back to the reign of Peter the Great, has also vocally opposed Montenegrin accession to the alliance. Read More »

Steam pipe explosion closes streets in NYC


There have been no fatalities of injuries reported so far, but the NY authorities have evacuated the people from the nearby buildings as a precaution. PHOTOS from the moments after the blastPeople were being advised to stay clear of the area for safety reasons. Anyone who was in the area at the time of the rupture, and the subsequent raining down of debris, is advised to bag their clothing and shower. Read More »

President Trump took Russia's side against his own country


Browder's name came up because Putin floated this idea: If the USA gave the Kremlin access to Browder, Putin would allow US investigators to interview the 12 Russian intelligence agents indicted as part of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Read More »

China Building a Free Trade Network


But Renmin University professor Yu Chunhai, who co-authored the report, cautioned that the basis of cooperation between China and the EU cooperation was "not solid as we thought" because there was not much European involvement in the value chain of US-bound Chinese products. Read More »

British police suspect Russians behind Skripal poisoning


Members of the emergency services wearing protective clothing work near the bench where former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found poisoned in Salisbury , Britain, March 13, 2018. "Investigators are working on the theory that the substance was in a discarded perfume bottle found by the couple in a park or elsewhere in Salisbury city centre and Sturgess sprayed novichok straight on to her skin, the [PA] source said". Read More »

U.S. challenges China, EU and others at WTO over steel tariffs


President Donald Trump added 25 percent tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese goods on July 6 in response to complaints Beijing steals or pressures companies to hand over technology. Trump's administration has already caused headaches for the WTO's dispute settlement process: It has balked at appointing new members to the seven-member appellate body, which now has only four members. Read More »

Israel approves controversial 'Jewish nation state' law


The law was passed by a vote of 62-55 after a long and stormy debate early on Thursday. It stipulates that "Israel is the historic homeland of the Jewish people and they have an exclusive right to national self-determination in it". Israel has 1.9 million Arab citizens, or about 21 percent of the total population of 9 million. Arab citizens account for some 17.5 per cent of Israel's more than eight million population. Read More »

At Least 1 Person Attacked By Shark Off Fire Island


Only about 10 cases of shark bites on people have ever been documented in NY state, the last one in 1948, Levine said, citing information he said was given by Islip town supervisors. Bathers were allowed to return to the water after the lifeguard sighting was confirmed to be a sandbar shark. Carpenter, the Islip town supervisor, said a midsummer reminder was in order for south shore beachgoers. Read More »

Secret Service agent dies after stroke at Turnberry resort


The Trumps attended a ceremony for Remagen Wednesday at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, where the agent's body arrived. The president and First Lady Melania Trump will meet the casket on Wednesday just outside Washington, D.C. Remagen was only 42 years old. Law enforcement officials told the network a White House doctor tended to Remagen before transferring him to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow where he later died. Read More »

James Comey is urging Americans to vote for Dems in midterm elections

But it's not clear anyone is really looking to Comey for guidance on how to vote. Brian Fallon, who served as the national press secretary for Hillary Clinton's failed 2016 presidential campaign, summed up the pervading sentiment on the left when he took to social media to declare Democrats "don't want [Comey's] endorsement". Read More »

Vladimir Putin deflects blame over Novichok poisonings in Salisbury


Wiltshire Police Deputy Chief Constable Paul Mills said: "The commencement of the searching of the gardens is a significant step in the operation and our key priority is to return the gardens to the public at the earliest opportunity". Ms Sturgess's son, Ewan Hope, 19, had called on Mr Trump to raise his mother's death with Mr Putin when they met in Helsinki. "Who are they?" he said . Read More »

Israeli Rockets Strike Military Position near Aleppo: Syrian Sources


Earlier Monday, the country's official news agency SANA reported there was only damage to the site, identified as the Al-Nayrab airbase, adjacent to Aleppo's worldwide airport. Syrian government officials alleged that Iranian fighters were also stationed at the base. Earlier, Syrian media reported the missile strike near the airport of Aleppo . Read More »

Woman Stung by Bees So Badly Firefighters Ignored Protocol


Orange County Fire Authority Capt. The bees "were nearly in clusters", one of the firefighters, Ryan Wilson , told KNBC. "He described the tennis ball sized bee-clumps as ".nearly flattened. "Anybody, allergy or not, is going to be in serious condition after that". As a report from Texas A&M University noted, "Africanized" bees refer to a hybrid insect that was created by an African honey bee breeding with European honey bees. Read More »

Iran says if Trump wants to negotiate, he should call


Mnuchin spoke to reporters while en route from Mexico, where he was part of a high-level US delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet Mexico's next president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. It added that the United States is "not in a position to make exceptions to this policy except in very specific circumstances". India admits about "pressure" from the U.S. Read More »

Trump says the European Union is a "foe" of the United States


There have been calls in the USA for Mr Trump to cancel the meeting altogether over the indictments of Russian military intelligence agents, announced on Friday. Trump, in opening remarks, said that U.S. -Russia relations had been at their lowest point until the two sat down face-to-face in a highly-anticipated summit. Read More »

Gohmert: Lisa Page giving 'insights' into Russian Federation investigation


And I thought it was a disgrace to our country. "At the same time", he said, "I want to see the information in those indictments go forward". "And then he lied about it". Strzok's role in the investigation, the President remarked, "hurts our relationship with Russia " and "a lot of countries". And then you look how, you know, partisan it is. Read More »

Fox & Friends Hosts Gently Criticize Trump, Urge Him To Retract Comments


All he had to say is "you know what, we're not going to allow that to happen again". On Tuesday, after Trump fired back at the "Fake News" response to the summit, the "Fox & Friends" hosts agreed that Trump seems unable to separate allegations of campaign collusion with Russian Federation from the Kremlin's mission to disrupt the 2016 election. Read More »

'Aggressive people' of Montenegro could spark WWIII

Trump expressed skepticism over the decades-old defense pact, which obligates member countries to defend any other member country that comes under attack , during an interview with Fox News' Tucker Carlson . It also hopes to join the European Union, much to the dismay of Putin, who sees the West perennially creeping toward Russian Federation. (There is some recent history with Montenegro and Russia , which is probably why Carlson brought it up, but it involved pro-Russian interests ... Read More »

Is Britain’s new Tempest warplane a fighter or a drone? It’s both


The UK Government has announced a 6th Generation fighter which is to be designed and built in the UK by a consortium including BAe Systems and Rolls-Royce, MBDA UK and Leonardo. It is hoped the jet will enter service in 2035 as an eventual replacement for the Typhoon . The Typhoon, in contrast, was developed by the four-nation group of Germany, Spain, Britain and Italy in the 1980s. Read More »

American University On Lockdown Due To Reports Of ‘Armed Intruder’


According to NBC Washington , police received a report of a man walking around with an exposed handgun in the area of Nebraska Avenue NW at New Mexico Avenue NW. "While the initial report indicated that this person was not on the AU campus, out of an abundance of caution, the American University Police Department issued an AU Alert and directed that the campus be put on lockdown", Story said. Read More »

Trump returns from summit with Putin to forceful criticism


He made the untenable assertion that "I have confidence in both parties" - his intelligence officials, who say Moscow interfered, and Putin, who says it didn't. Former CIA Director John Brennan denounced Trump's performance as " treasonous ", and Republican US Senator John McCain called the meeting with Putin a "tragic mistake", although some other Republicans were more cautious. Read More »

Trump accepts Vladimir Putin's denials of election meddling


Trump, standing alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, acknowledged Monday that he had been briefed by Coats. Trump lamented that years of American "foolishness and stupidity", and now Robert Mueller's probe, have insulted our friends in Moscow. Read More »

U.S., Russia will ‘work jointly’ to ensure Israel’s security


Corker continued that it was "deeply disappointing" to see Trump speak against his own intelligence findings, saying "for him not to defend their activities to me is very sad". Trump previously said he has "low expectations" for the summit, while the Kremlin stressed the most important thing is to establish channels of dialogue in order to improve bilateral ties. Read More »

Trump Wonders Why U.S. Should Always Have To Defend NATO Allies

Trump also patted himself on the back for NATO's increased defense spending, taking credit for funds member countries had previously pledged. During the Cold War, the main concern was the Soviet Union, but in recent years, Russia's aggressive actions in Eastern Europe have been the focus of attention. Read More »

Woman Left Out Of Mother’s Will ‘Ripped Her Skin Off’


Perero was denied bond on Monday. She, however, would regain a pulse again, but would eventually die from her injuries the next day. After the beating Gabriela Perero is accused of bathing her mother to wash the blood off, then putting her in bed and calling 911. Read More »