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5 killed, 44 wounded in night of gun violence in Chicago

5 killed, 44 wounded in night of gun violence in Chicago He said Emanuel should begin working with Trump to fix the crime problem, adding that "as long as we are divided and fighting against the president, [improvement] is not going to happen". "I thank God it wasn't her time", White said. "It is the same people who are pulling the triggers in some of these communities", Johnson said at the press conference. [Full Article...]

Plane nosedived into California parking lot, 5 dead

Plane nosedived into California parking lot, 5 dead The aircraft had departed from northern California earlier in the day and departed Orange County after a stop. The plane is registered to the San Francisco-based real estate company Category III, according to an FAA database. Pham, 20, and her boyfriend were walking in a parking lot Sunday when they saw a twin-engine Cessna crash, she told the Los Angeles Times . Bommarito explained the p... [Full Article...]

Salva Kiir promises new peace deal "will not collapse"

Salva Kiir promises new peace deal South Sudan descended into civil war in late 2013, and the conflict has created one of the fastest growing refugee crises in the world. South Sudan's almost five year conflict began after Kiir accused his sacked vice president Machar of plotting a coup against him in 2013. [Full Article...]

Longtime Manafort deputy Rick Gates admits embezzlement

Longtime Manafort deputy Rick Gates admits embezzlement Rick Gates has been regarded as a crucial government witness ever since he pleaded guilty past year and agreed to cooperate in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Gates also reportedly told the court on Monday that he had been told by Mr Manafort not to disclose foreign bank accounts. When Robert Mueller began investigating Russian interference previous year, Manafort's question... [Full Article...]

Multiple protests over currency drop continue in Iran

Multiple protests over currency drop continue in Iran He was responding to a July 22 warning from Rouhani that the US should not "play with the lion's tail" and warned that any conflict with Iran would be the "mother of all wars". Over the weekend, Trump once again floated the idea of meeting, tweeting "I will meet, or not meet, it doesn't matter - it is up to them!" But many US allies believe that language is code for regime change. [Full Article...]

Air strikes kill at least 26 people near hospital in Yemen’s Hudaida

Air strikes kill at least 26 people near hospital in Yemen’s Hudaida The Houthis , allied with Saudi Arabia's regional arch-rival Iran, control Yemen's capital Sanaa and Hodeida port, the entry point for around three quarters of the impoverished country's imports. "Hospitals are protected under global humanitarian law". He said the time is long past to resume the political process, and after consulting the internationally recognized government and Houthi Shi... [Full Article...]

Trump Acknowledges Purpose of Meeting with Russian Lawyer

Trump Acknowledges Purpose of Meeting with Russian Lawyer The lawyer recalled the moment he realized he was starting to get under Trump's skin: "He's calling me a 'third-rate lawyer, ' I though it was pretty good that he was saying that because it meant that finally, after nearly two hours, that I had gotten to him". [Full Article...]

Heat wave in Europe will break all temperature records - the weatherman

Heat wave in Europe will break all temperature records - the weatherman Portugal has issued red alerts for extreme heat for more than half the country Saturday, with thermometers approaching 46 degrees celsius. Hot air moving in from North Africa has caused the most severe heatwave in the Iberian peninsula since 2003. [Full Article...]

Plane crash in Switzerland killed all 20 people on board

Plane crash in Switzerland killed all 20 people on board Ju-Air, which offers flights from Junkers Ju-52 planes, said one of its vehicles was involved in the incident. Police said Sunday they have now determined that all 20 people on board the plane, including its three crew members, died. Andreas Tobler, Grisons canton chief of police said there was "no longer any hope of finding anyone alive". On its website , JU-Air mentions one past accident, i... [Full Article...]

Maduro escapes assassination attempt?

Maduro escapes assassination attempt? The soldiers lined up in front of Maduro can be seen breaking ranks and running before the transmission was cut. Earlier, various reports by global media outlets had indicated that this was an assassination attempt on Maduro. Maduro, who is serving his sixth term as the president of Venezuela, has been facing backlash as the country has been under severe economic crisis for the past five years, ... [Full Article...]

Pompeo: Despite tensions, Turkey remains a key United States ally

Pompeo: Despite tensions, Turkey remains a key United States ally Washington and Ankara are also at odds over the Syrian war, Turkey's plan to buy missile defenses from Russian Federation and the USA conviction of a Turkish state bank executive on Iran sanctions-busting charges this year. Pastor Brunson was arrested in Izmir, Turkey in October 2016, and was accused without any evidence of helping terrorist groups and of engaging in espionage. [Full Article...]

USA president thanks North Korea for sending war remains

USA president thanks North Korea for sending war remains Vice President Mike Pence was presented with one of the flags used to cover a container of Korean War remains brought to Hawaii on Wednesday. Satellite images appear to indicate North Korea is possibly building two ICBMs at the same facility where the country produced its first long-range missiles, including the Hwasong-15 which make have the capability of hitting the U.S. [Full Article...]

Israel Sees 'Benefits' in Assad Gains, Lieberman Says

Israel Sees 'Benefits' in Assad Gains, Lieberman Says The peacekeeping mission was halted in 2014, over security concerns, amid the violence in Syria's civil war. A series of blistering offensives backed by Moscow and Tehran has forced the rebels out of many of their strongholds, putting Assad's government back in control of almost two-thirds of the country. [Full Article...]

More than 1000 homes destroyed as Carr Fire rages on in California

More than 1000 homes destroyed as Carr Fire rages on in California We're hoping you can help make them whole again. 14 homes have been destroyed and another 12,000 are threatened. But tens of thousands of others were still under evacuation orders . California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks to reporters in Sacramento Wednesday. At a state Office of Emergency Services press conference today, Brown said firefighters would have to adapt to increasingly severe wildfires... [Full Article...]

Republicans won't budge on Kavanaugh documents amid Dem accusations of hiding records

Republicans won't budge on Kavanaugh documents amid Dem accusations of hiding records The documents could be produced earlier via a separate source: the Bush presidential library, which is conducting its own review. "In the end, the committee will have reviewed significantly more records than ever before for a Supreme Court nominee", Mr. [Full Article...]

USA release of 3D-printed gun software blocked

USA release of 3D-printed gun software blocked White House spokesman Hogan Gidley told reporters on Tuesday: "It is now illegal to own or make a wholly plastic gun of any kind - including those made on a 3D printer ". The company submitted the requests and filed a lawsuit claiming the actions of the State Department were a form of "censorship of expression in violation of the First, Second and Fifth Amendments to the Constitution". [Full Article...]

Brown On Wildfires Outbreak: ‘We Are In For A Rough Ride’

Brown On Wildfires Outbreak: ‘We Are In For A Rough Ride’ The state spent more than $114 million fighting fires in July, the first month of California's fiscal year. "People are doing everything they can, but nature is very powerful and we're not on the side of nature", Brown said. A fire crew from San Luis Obispo County keeps an eye on an advancing wildfire from the perimeter of a residence Tuesday in Lakeport. As many as 38,000 residents have b... [Full Article...]

Chief of staff John Kelly says he will stay at Trump’s request

Chief of staff John Kelly says he will stay at Trump’s request In April, Kelly shot down an NBC News report that cited White House officials saying he called Trump an "idiot" in front of aides and had portrayed himself as a "savior" who rescued the country from disaster. The two strong-willed men clashed repeatedly, with semi-frequent Oval Office shouting matches and speculation that Kelly could quit. The Washington Post and CNN, also citing unnamed off... [Full Article...]

Pompeo Announces US Initiatives in Emerging Asia

Pompeo Announces US Initiatives in Emerging Asia The US Department of Commerce has granted Strategic Trade Authorisation Tier 1 status to India similar to America's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, enabling American companies to export more high-technology items under a streamlined licence exception. [Full Article...]

Zimbabwe election: ZANU-PF wins parliamentary majority, electoral body says

Zimbabwe election: ZANU-PF wins parliamentary majority, electoral body says Separately, European Union election observers released a report noting "soft intimidation" and an "unlevel playing field" during the leadup to Monday's historic vote - the first since the ousting of long-time leader Robert Mugabe. "Call on Zimbabwe's political leaders to take responsibility for ensuring calm & restraint at this critical moment". Presidential election results are not yet out. [Full Article...]


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