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Erdogan warns of Syrian bloodbath after Putin snubs truce


Putin pushed for a muscular military response to crush rebel fighters in Idlib , calling at one point for the "total annihilation of terrorists in Syria ". The Assad regime "must pause" its offensive. A U.S. State Department official said Washington was aware of reports of Russian and Syrian air strikes in Idlib in spite of warnings from the United States, the UN and others, and was closely monitoring the situation. Read More »

Trump says he could cause the 'ruination' of Canada with auto tariffs


China so far has retaliated dollar-for-dollar with tariffs of its own on USA goods but since it imports less than $200 billion in goods a year from the United States, it has run out of room to match the punitive measures. "We've created leverage and driven Canada to the table", the USA official said. "And the word that continues to block the deal is M-I-L-K", Kudlow said on Fox Business . Read More »

India scraps colonial-era ban on gay sex in landmark ruling


As of previous year, more than 70 countries had such laws, according to the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association. This 2009 judgement of the high court was overturned in 2013 by the apex court which had also dismissed a review plea. Read More »

KIM COMMITS: North Korean Leader Says He's 'UNEQUIVOCALLY COMMITTED' to Denuclearization


Kim believes he's earned the trust of USA though and says that moves such as ending nuclear tests and destroying an underground test site should prove that he's serious about denuclearizing. Saying that Kim had expressed his willingness to "take more proactive steps" if the U.S. takes measures corresponding to those Pyongyang has taken so far this year, Chung went on to say that the North appeared to be hoping for Seoul to play a bigger role in related matters. Read More »

Russians charged with poisoning ex-spy, daughter in Britain


Police officers in forensics suits and protective masks work at the scene of the poisoning of Sergei Skripal on March 13, 2018 in Salisbury, England. The conclusion is they had become targets of a special operation by agents of the Russian military intelligence service GRU. Read More »

China says Nauru should apologize for its behavior


Climate change is domestic political dynamite in Australia , one of the world's largest coal exporters which has also sought to push back against China's influence in the Pacific. "So maybe because he was from a big country he wanted to bully us", Waqa said. He said such behaviour merited an apology from Beijing. He accused Du of trying to throw his weight around and not respecting the fact that national leaders at the meeting outranked him and deserved to be heard first. Read More »

Basra protests: Rioters attack Iran consulate


Protesters set fire to what remained of the government and municipality buildings that were torched the night before. Protesters have attacked government and other key buildings in the southern Iraqi city of Basra as thousands again took to the streets, angry over corruption and the lack of services. Read More »

Trump aide Papadopoulos gets 14 days in prison


It's stunning enough to have a former campaign aide to the president of the United States sentenced as part of a foreign counterintelligence investigation. In his pre-sentencing statement, Papadopoulos admitted lying to FBI investigators in January 2017 but said it had been out of a desire to protect his career and a naive loyalty to the Trump administration. Read More »

Trump says open to Russian Federation probe interview ‘under certain circumstances’


Giuliani also said the two sides haven't reached an agreement regarding questions on obstruction of justice. President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said in an interview Thursday that his team is nearing a deal for the president to provide written responses to questions from special counsel Robert Mueller on the alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. Read More »

Off-duty Texas police officer shoots man after mistaking apartment as her own


The officer, a five-year veteran on the force, had completed a 12-hour shift and was off-duty when she entered the South Side Flats apartment complex at about 10 p.m. Authorities were seeking to charge the officer, who has not yet been named, with manslaughter. Jean's death comes just days after former officer Roy Oliver was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards in the Dallas suburb of Balch Springs, Texas, in 2017. Read More »

Kim Kardashian visits Donald Trump's White House for prison reform meeting


What they did was wrong, they deserved some time in prison, but not life, ' he said . And, he added, it gave Kardashian the chance to press the White House to consider another case in which she has taken an interest: Chris Young , who was sent to prison for life after a string of convictions on non-violent drug charges. Read More »

Boris Johnson and wife Marina Wheeler to get divorced


The Sun newspaper said on Friday that fresh allegations of an affair were discussed by the couple's daughter, Lara, 25, at a recent party. In a joint statement, Johnson and Wheeler said they separated some time ago and divorce proceedings have started. Read More »

Cop goes home to wrong apartment, kills man inside

Authorities haven't said how the officer got into Jean's home, or whether his door was open or unlocked. Jean grew up in Saint Lucia and attended Harding University in Searcy, in the USA state of Arkansas, where he often led campus worship services before graduating in 2016, the school said in a statement. Read More »

Kavanaugh hearing: the debate gets heated


On Wednesday night, Sen. Democrats are concerned that Kavanaugh will push the court to the right and that he will side with Trump in cases stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible ties to the Trump campaign. Read More »

Israel Reveals Extent Of Anti-Iran Military Ops In Syria


An Israeli military spokeswoman declined to comment. Five rockets fired by the Israel fighter jets were intercepted by Syria's air defense systems in Wadi al-Ayoun region West of Hama province, the state-run news agency said. Around 800 missiles and bombs were used in the strikes, said the official who spoke on condition of anonymity to confirm the details first reported in various Israeli media. Read More »

Former Trump aide George Papadopoulos sentenced to 14 days in prison


Kyle Cheney , a reporter for Politico, added that D.C. District Court Judge Randolph Moss also sentenced Papadopoulos to a year of supervision, 200 hours of community service, and a $9,500 fine. It's stunning enough to have a former campaign aide to the president of the United States sentenced as part of a foreign counterintelligence investigation. Read More »

20 killed in twin bombing at Kabul wrestling club


There was no immediate claim of responsibility. "He is in a critical condition". Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majroh said four bodies had been recovered and 18 wounded had been taken to hospitals but the final casualty toll had not been established. Read More »

Senate begins final day of Supreme Court nominee hearings


Several Republican Senators wrote off Booker's comments as simply hubris from a politician trying to make a name for himself as a presidential candidate. Harris, a former prosecutor, did not say during the almost eight-minute exchange why she was asking the question, but she seemed to surprise Kavanaugh. Read More »

BMW seized from home of couple who raised money for homeless man


Johnny Bobbitt Jr., a homeless ex-Marine and North Carolina-native in Philadelphia, will get the money owed to him from a GoFundMe campaign that raised more than $400,000 for him, his attorney Chris Fallon tells CNN . "Mr. Bobbitt is a key material witness to where the money went to because, as I have explained to the court, the money went to Mr. Bobbitt", Badway said. Read More »

Donald Trump to Supporters: If You Don't Vote, I Might Get Impeached

The Trump supporters' irritation apparently came from moments like those below, in which the plaid shirt guy is seen openly laughing as Trump brags about what he says are his administration's accomplishments. Sen. "It is a hell of a place in Washington", Trump said. Tester opposed Trump's first Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, and the Republican tax bill, but took flak from the left for supporting a bill easing the rules on banks. Read More »

California wildfires: Motorists panic as flames surround highway


Forest Service said in a news release Thursday morning. Officials said the fire was human-caused, but that cause hasn't been determined. Either way, by Wednesday evening the fire had consumed nearly 8 square miles of forest on either side of I-5, growing so close to the interstate that truckers and motorists alike began abandoning their vehicles and fleeing the area on foot, reported Fox News . Read More »

Bob Woodward reminds us that Trump's foreign policy is erratic and unsafe

The author said Trump was reluctant to take the action, but "his national security team knew better". "That would be a good scoop!" he said. Who has denied it already? Those distancing themselves from the column have included the vice-president, Mike Pence , and the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo , along with much of Trump's cabinet. Read More »

Syria's Idlib 'Cannot Be a Slaughter'


The fate of the insurgent stronghold in and around Idlib province rests on a meeting to be held in Tehran on Friday between the leaders of Assad's supporters Russian Federation and Iran, and the rebels' ally, Turkey . While the United States agrees that those forces must be wiped out, it rejects "the idea that we have to go in clean out the terrorists, most of the people fighting. Read More »

Brazil far-right candidate Bolsonaro in serious condition after stabbing


National Social Liberal Party presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro flashes thumbs up at passersby in Brasilia's Ceilandia neighborhood, Brazil, Wednesday, Sept. While Mr. Bolsonaro has a strong following, he is also a deeply polarising figure. He has been fined, and even faced charges, for derogatory statements toward women, blacks and gays. Read More »

Russia Launches Airstrikes in Syria's Rebel-Held Idlib


Trump administration officials have estimated that IS has been more than 90 percent defeated for months. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has massed his army and allied forces on the frontlines in the northwest, and Russian planes have joined his bombardment of rebels there, in a prelude to a possible assault. Read More »

Britain points finger at Putin over spy poisoning

GRU agents are also operating on the ground in Syria, where they help direct Russian airstrikes. The murder attempt was approved "at a senior level of the Russian state", British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday. The Russians are charged with conspiracy to murder Sergei Skripal and the attempted murder of Skripal, his daughter and Nick Bailey, a police officer who was taken ill while attending to the Skripals. Read More »

Mass. politicians react to Ayanna Pressley's victory over Michael Capuano


In fact, Pressley was the first black woman elected to the city's council and now, running unopposed, will be the first black woman MA sends to Congress. Rivers doesn't think Pressley's primary victory will have much of a national impact, noting that "primaries are much better placed for left-wing candidates" and that Pressley and Ocasio-Cortez won "safe Democratic seats". Read More »

Mueller will accept Trump's written responses as first step


In his forthcoming book Fear , the author Bob Woodward reports Trump's then personal attorney John Dowd was convinced that the president would perjure himself in an interview with Mueller. Mueller so far has not requested to ask any questions about obstruction, but included a line in his message to Trump's attorneys that he may want to ask questions about obstruction at some point in the future. Read More »

Man who rammed Dallas TV station wasn't targeting media, police say


The Dallas Police Department was investigating to make sure there was nothing risky inside the bag. KDFW reports that all personnel were inside the building at the time, and no one from the station was injured. A driver, Roberto Carlos Hernandez , was accused of ramming a sheriff deputy's cruiser and was fatally shot by the deputy. All employees were evacuated and the bomb squad is investigating the items left at the scene. Read More »

Mike Pence and Mike Pompeo deny writing explosive op-ed attacking Trump


The opinion column , published on Wednesday, prompted the Republican president to blast the anonymous writer and the news outlet, and further fueled accusations by critics that Trump was unstable and unfit for the presidency. Other Trump officials like James Mattis and John Kelly have never uttered the word publicly. "Mr. Trump may fear such honorable men, but we should revere them". Read More »

Cincinnati bank shooting reportedly leaves four dead including gunman


Isaac said the gunman then entered the bank's lobby where he exchanged gunfire with police. No police officers were hurt. The Enquirer also reports that bystanders said they heard "perhaps as many as 12" gunshots. "After that I started running", he told the Enquirer . "These are things we see happening across the country, and we all have to be vigilant and prepared to deal with these situations", Isaac said. Read More »

Skripal attack: Two Russian suspects named

British prosecutors announced on Wednesday they had collected sufficient evidence to charge two Russians with the attempted murder of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. Two Russian nationals have been named as suspects in the attempted murder of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. Police on Wednesday gave new details about what Basu called "one of the most complex investigations" the force had ever seen. Read More »

One protester dead, 25 injured in clashes with security in Iraq's Basra


On Friday, hundreds of protesters clashed with security forces in Basra as they tried to break into the provincial government headquarters. Residents of Basra and other cities in Iraq's southern Shiite heartland have been protesting since July over endemic corruption, soaring joblessness and poor public services. Read More »

Delta Fire In Shasta County Shuts Down I-5

Amtrak delayed its Coast Starlight service from Sacramento to OR because of the fire. Caltrans has shut down a section of Interstate 5 in Northern California because of a large wildfire that broke out Wednesday afternoon. Evacuation orders were in effect along both sides of the highway north of Lakehead to the Shasta/Siskiyou County line. 'It isn't a lot of people, ' he said. Read More »

Alex Jones calls Marco Rubio ‘frat boy’ in heated exchange


Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday about their companies' alleged anti-conservative bias and foreign governments manipulating social media platforms to influence U.S. Read More »

Russian TV network launches show to boost Putin's public image


The hour-long show, titled " Moscow ". This suggests that this person can not distinguish between a country like France, a country that respects human rights, a member of the European Union and the other country, the leader of the country is not so developed in the human rights issue . Read More »

British warship sails near Chinese-controlled islands in South China Sea


Hua said the United Kingdom ship's passage past the Paracels had "violated China's territorial sovereignty", adding that China had expressed its "strong dissatisfaction" to London. During the speech in Singapore, Gavin Williamson said the warships outlined the "critical" importance of defending freedom of navigation in the region. Read More »

Mother of missing Florida child accused of his murder


The Largo Police Department shared more details about the death of two-year-old Jordan Belliveau, including the evidence stacking up against the boy's mother, who is in custody for her son's death . She's being held in the Pinellas County Jail . Jordan was failed by the system. And at Stinson's home, investigators found tiny toddler clothes, covered in blood. Read More »

Anonymous official says Trump staff working against 'amoral' president


The New York Times has published an anonymous op-ed by a person described as a senior administration official. (A reminder that Republicans are now trying to force a Supreme Court confirmation for Brett Kavanaugh - a man who was nominated by a President who is an unindicted co-conspirator in federal crimes and whose own staff believe him unfit to lead this country). Read More »

French Navy ready to act if Scallop War clashes erupt again


The tension between British and French fishermen spilt over into a violent clash last week when a flotilla of French boats attacked 5 British fishing vessels. Environment secretary Michael Gove says the United Kingdom boats were fishing legally and that it is for the French to take any steps needed to prevent violence in the area. Read More »

Senior Trump official describes resistance inside administration: NYT Op-Ed


The 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution spells out measures that can be taken to remove a sitting president. President Trump is facing a test to his presidency unlike any faced by a modern American leader... In remarks to law enforcement officials in the East Room of the White House , Trump insisted that his administration is "doing a great job" and unloaded on the "failing New York Times " for running an "anonymous - meaning gutless - a gutless editorial ". Read More »

Tensions run high over China and refugees at Pacific meeting


A journalist from New Zealand has had her accreditation to cover the Pacific Islands forum revoked by authorities on Nauru, after interviewing a refugee transferred to the island nation by Australia. Video of the confrontation shows him telling the Chinese delegate "you are addressing ministers here, show some respect". "Any other subjects must be approved by the RON (Republic of Nauru)", the media visa restrictions said. Read More »

'SHOCKED': Lawyer for homeless man says $400K in donations is all gone


The attorney for McClure and D'Amico declined to confirm that the money is gone and noted that the couple agreed to allow a forensic accountant to go through their records to determine where the money went. They didn't buy Bobbitt's dream vehicle, they bought him different used auto, also registered under McClure's name. According to application for sanctions, D'Amico and McClure failed to comply with the court's 24-hour deadline "without explanation or request for extension". Read More »