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World Trump denies knowing of 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russians
Author: 0 Trump denies knowing of 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russians

The president has denied he knew about the meeting, in which damaging information on Hillary Clinton was promised to Trump Jr. On Friday, Trump accused Cohen of "trying to make up stories" to wiggle out of his own legal problems. The employee said Weisselberg "knows where all the financial bodies are buried within the Trump Organization". The President has denied the allegations of the affair.

World Abbas: Tamimi is 'a model for Palestinian struggle'
Author: 0 Abbas: Tamimi is 'a model for Palestinian struggle'

Both Tamimi and her mother were sentenced to eight months in an Israeli military court following a plea deal over the December incident, which the family said took place in their garden in Nabi Saleh. Lasky added that the interrogator in question threatened to arrest Tamimi's relatives and interrogate them too, if she continued to remain silent during questioning.

World 700 separated children still in US custody after deadline
Author: 0 700 separated children still in US custody after deadline

When a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to reconnect more than 2,600. To that end, Sabraw ordered the government by Wednesday to provide the ACLU, which is representing separated migrant families, a list of potentially unaccounted-for parents and parents who were removed from the US without their children, two situations the judge called "deeply troubling".

World Frantic relatives search for missing family members following Greece wildfires
Author: 0 Frantic relatives search for missing family members following Greece wildfires

Four other fires were burning in other parts of the country, including near Corinth and on the island of Crete. The number of killed in the devastating fires near Athens was revised upward to 74 on Tuesday afternoon, while the search for more victims continued in Attica's eastern coast, Greek national news agency AMNA reported.

World Australia copied New Zealand's flag, says acting PM
Author: 0 Australia copied New Zealand's flag, says acting PM

Both flags are blue and feature a "Union Jack" design as well as the Southern Cross cluster of stars. "Here we had a flag that we've had for a long time - copied by Australia, and they should actually change their flag and honour the fact that we got there first with this design - being decided by a prime minister and his legacy", Peters said.

World Clouds Block Rare
Author: 0 Clouds Block Rare "Blood Moon" In Delhi, Skywatchers Disappointed

The areas in white indicate where the entire 103 minutes of the total lunar eclipse will be visible July 27. "However, a layperson who might expect to see dramatic details of the surface of Mars would probably be disappointed". The site also has interactive maps that show which regions will see a partial or total eclipse . The totality period of the eclipse will last for one hour and 42 minutes, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Author: 0 Putin invites Trump to Moscow as new allegations emerge about 2016 meeting

The Russian leader said telephone calls between Moscow and Washington were insufficient and that both sides needed to meet to talk about matters like the Iran nuclear deal and global conflicts. This White House is unbelievable. Putin also praised Trump for keeping his promises to U.S. voters. USA intelligence agencies concluded a year ago that Moscow waged an influence campaign to help Trump win the White House by hacking into Democratic Party computers and using fake social media accounts ...

World Brock Turner attorney argues ex-Stanford swimmer wanted 'outercourse,' not intercourse
Author: 0 Brock Turner attorney argues ex-Stanford swimmer wanted 'outercourse,' not intercourse

Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky sentenced Turner to six months despite facing a maximum of 14 years behind bars. Local news station WHIO reports that appellate attorney Erick Multhaup on Tuesday told a three-justice appeals panel that his client never meant to sexually assault the unconscious woman and was instead only committing what he described as "sexual outercourse ", which he described as a variant of "safe sex".

World Hamas, others move to uphold ceasefire with Israel
Author: 0 Hamas, others move to uphold ceasefire with Israel

According to the Israeli military, 17-year-old Ahmad Tareq Youssef Abu Ayyush snuck into the settlement - situated some 20km northeast of Jerusalem - on Thursday evening before entering a house and stabbing three people. Lone Palestinian attackers have carried out multiple deadly stabbings and car-rammings against Israelis in recent years. The protests are aimed at ending the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of Gaza, put in place after Hamas took over the Gaza Strip in an armed coup in 2007.

World UK Supreme Court rules woman must remain in her 'loveless' marriage
Author: 0 UK Supreme Court rules woman must remain in her 'loveless' marriage

The ruling says Mrs Owens must stay married to Mr Owens , who had objected to their divorce . The concerns voiced by Lady Hale and Lord Wilson in the Supreme Court regarding the trial judge's approach raises questions about the extent to which we can draw from the facts of this case when attempting to gauge just how serious our clients' particulars should be.

World House Conservatives File Impeachment Articles on Rosenstein
Author: 0 House Conservatives File Impeachment Articles on Rosenstein

The men, allies of President Trump, are accusing Rosenstein of withholding information about the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation from Congress, amid other misconduct. Further, they claim that the DOJ has withheld documents and us ignoring Congressional subpoenas. It is highly unusual, if not unprecedented, for lawmakers to demand documents that are part of an ongoing criminal investigation.

World US prepares new sanctions against Russia, announces 'Crimea Declaration' rejecting Kremlin annexation
Author: 0 US prepares new sanctions against Russia, announces 'Crimea Declaration' rejecting Kremlin annexation

The expression of concern about Russian meddling is a change in tone for the president, who has repeatedly expressed doubts about Russia's role in interfering in the 2016 USA election. presidential election. "Just to be clear, there is no justification under any circumstances for the White House to be putting out a video of an event that happened and altering it in any way whatsoever, to their interest or not to their interest", MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann commented this ...

World Egyptian zoo ‘paints donkey’ to look like zebra
Author: 0 Egyptian zoo ‘paints donkey’ to look like zebra

Mahmoud Sarhan, 18, said he was visiting a recently-opened animal sanctuary at the International Garden municipal park when he spotted a unusual looking animal. This is not the first attempt by a zoo to market dubious specimens to unsuspecting visitors. And in 2013, a zoo in China tried to pass off a dog as a lion.

World China-Taiwan controversy for airlines is coming to a close
Author: 0 China-Taiwan controversy for airlines is coming to a close

China hasn't spelled out what the punishments might be for airlines that fail to comply with its demands. Robert Mann, an aviation consultant and former American Airlines executive, said the USA carriers "lose face to some degree", but they preserve their ability to sell tickets in China and avoid other punishment that might have included extra customs delays for passengers.

World Syria: Death toll in IS attacks rises to 250 overnight
Author: 0 Syria: Death toll in IS attacks rises to 250 overnight

In the northeastern Hasakeh province, an IED in Al Shaddadi city killed one and damaged a vehicle. The violence also left 30 IS fighters dead, including the suicide attackers. After ousting mainstream rebels from most of the south, Assad's troops backed by his Russian allies are now closing in on the IS pocket in Daraa. On Wednesday, Russia-backed regime forces pressed their heavy bombardment of the IS-held pocket in Daraa.

World Turkey's central bank leaves policy rate unchanged, defying expectations
Author: 0 Turkey's central bank leaves policy rate unchanged, defying expectations

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announces the new Turkish cabinet after taking oath as the first president under a new government system in Ankara , on July 9, 2018. "Recently released data indicate a more significant rebalancing trend in the economic activity", the bank's statement said . Speaking in parliament Tuesday, Erdogan said the new system would enable Turkey to reach its goals and that global investors would profit.

World North Korean state media demands formal end to war with US
Author: 0 North Korean state media demands formal end to war with US

With the two Koreas marking the 65th anniversary of signing the armistice agreement of the Korean War, the focus is now on whether they can realize their plan of declaring an official end to the war by the end of this year. "I hope that, very soon, these fallen warriors will begin coming home to lay at rest in American soil", Trump said. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 25, 2018.

World Pompeo: US won't recognize Crimea annexation
Author: 0 Pompeo: US won't recognize Crimea annexation

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko hailed Washington's "historic" statement, calling it a "worthy response" to the Kremlin's provocations after Donald Trump's hugely controversial summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin last week.

World From Now on Theresa May Will Directly Handle British Separation From EU
Author: 0 From Now on Theresa May Will Directly Handle British Separation From EU

He said the government would also be setting out "contingency plans" for people booking holidays in European Union countries who might need medical insurance in the event of a no deal scenario. The EU Withdrawal Act, passed into law just last month, will also have to be amended. Other options include leaving the EU in full and instead taking up membership of the European Free Trade Area, as well as adopting variations on EU trade deals negotiated by Canada and Norway, among others.

World Trump threatens Turkey with sanctions over detained pastor
Author: 0 Trump threatens Turkey with sanctions over detained pastor

President TrumpDonald John TrumpMeadows threatens to force a vote on Rosenstein impeachment Republican feels "victimized" by Twitter "shadow banning" GOP senators surprised to attend Trump's tariffs announcement MORE on Thursday threatened to impose economic sanctions on Turkey over its refusal to release an American pastor that has been detained in the country for more than year.

World Oil prices drop on worries about oversupply
Author: 0 Oil prices drop on worries about oversupply

A newly-formed group of young dissidents inside Iran has sent a letter to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warning. In a televised speech Sunday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani , stating that the USA can't block Iranian oil from the worldwide market, said to Trump, "Do not play with the lion's tail or else you will regret it".

World Suspected self-immolation near US Embassy in Beijing: State media
Author: 0 Suspected self-immolation near US Embassy in Beijing: State media

Some witnesses claimed that they heard a blast, however, the nature of the explosion is yet to be determined. Smoke from explosion near US Embassy in China . No casualties reported. Upon investigation, the man responsible is believed to be surnamed Jiang, 26 years old, from the Tongliao prefecture in Inner Mongolia.

World Pakistan election results delayed as Khan leads, opponents cry foul
Author: 0 Pakistan election results delayed as Khan leads, opponents cry foul

Polls closed at 6pm (2pm BST) on Wednesday but vote counting has been delayed due to computer counting failures and accusations of vote-rigging. To form a majority government outright, the contest's victor would need to snatch 137 seats. Khan has long criticized the US for drone strikes in Pakistan, taken a hard line against India and expressed support for China's $60 billion infrastructure program.

World House Republicans File To Impeach Rod Rosenstein
Author: 0 House Republicans File To Impeach Rod Rosenstein

Only 11 members of the House have signed onto the effort. Republicans claimed in the resolution that Rosenstein had improperly refused to hand over documents requested by Republican members of Congress investigating claims of bias and corruption at the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

World What's in the Trump-Cohen audio - and what's not
Author: 0 What's in the Trump-Cohen audio - and what's not

The debate over whether Trump was advocating for payments via cash or cheque is "irrelevant" in determining whether he violated campaign finance laws, said Joshua Douglas, a professor of election law at the University of Kentucky. A lawyer for Cohen, Lanny Davis , released the recording of Trump and Cohen discussing paying for the rights to a Playboy model's story about an alleged affair with Trump and it aired on CNN on Tuesday Night.

World What the BRICS summit means for SA
Author: 0 What the BRICS summit means for SA

About 50 per cent of world's workforce is in BRICS countries. "The New Development Bank (NDB) is one of BRICS's most important achievements, which serves to fill a critical gap in development financing", Ramaphosa said. Addressing the Business Forum, chairman of the BRICS Business Council Dr Iqbal Survé noted that the NDB is projected to give more loans to the BRICS countries over the next few years than the World Bank gave to them in 75 years.

World Musician Demi Lovato rushed to hospital after suspected drug overdose
Author: 0 Musician Demi Lovato rushed to hospital after suspected drug overdose

There has been an outpouring of support from fans and celebrity friends. Friends of the singer allegedly claim there were "big warning signs for weeks" that she was struggling before the incident. There had been conflicting reports as to the drugs involved in the reported hospitalization. Per TMZ , Demi Lovato was rushed to a Los Angeles area hospital on Tuesday after what law enforcement officials are calling a heroin overdose .

World Death toll hits 30 as temperature soars in Japan
Author: 0 Death toll hits 30 as temperature soars in Japan

Thousands more have sought hospital treatment for heat-related conditions over the past two weeks. The pan-nation heatwave has also led to at least 40 deaths, with 11 people dying from suspected heatstroke on Saturday alone, reported The Japan Times .

World Donald Trump says Russian Federation will ‘push hard’ for Democrats during November elections
Author: 0 Donald Trump says Russian Federation will ‘push hard’ for Democrats during November elections

Mr Trump again repeated the phrase that "no President has been tougher on Russian Federation than [me]", and that "they [Russia] definitely don't want Trump!" They definitely don't want Trump!,' he tweeted on Tuesday. Democrats need to pick up two seats to take control of the Senate and 23 seats to take the House of Representatives. Considering the history, it's unlikely they would flip to the other side, especially with the growing relations between Trump and Putin .

World Trump blasts Cohen over tape disclosure
Author: 0 Trump blasts Cohen over tape disclosure

So sad! Is this a first, never heard of it before? "I need to open up a company for the transfer of all of that info regarding our friend David", Cohen can be heard saying, which CNN notes likely refers to American Media head David Pecker.

World Top Senate Republican warns Russian Federation on election meddling
Author: 0 Top Senate Republican warns Russian Federation on election meddling

President Donald Trump last week invited Putin to visit Washington this autumn in the aftermath of their summit in Helsinki . More than half of American adults say they believe it's likely there will be Russian interference in November's midterm elections, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll released on Wednesday.

World Trump slams ex lawyer over 'hush money tape'
Author: 0 Trump slams ex lawyer over 'hush money tape'

Rudy Giuliani , the President's new lawyer, has confirmed the conversation but said that no money changed hands. According to McDougal's suit, AMI colluded with Trump and Cohen to "buy the story not to publish it, because [AMI CEO David Pecker] was a close friend of Mr.

World Trump says China is targeting U.S. farmers, being 'vicious'
Author: 0 Trump says China is targeting U.S. farmers, being 'vicious'

President Donald Trump on Tuesday bragged about the trade wars he started - even though reports from around the country indicate that these trade wars are poised to hammer American farmers. The agricultural industry has been hit so hard that the White House is preparing a $12 billion bailout for farmers , according to The Washington Post .

World Met Office warning over heatwave
Author: 0 Met Office warning over heatwave

Porthmadog in North Wales had held the record for the hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures reaching 33C (91.4F) on June 28. This weather warning is also now in place in other parts of the United Kingdom, including East Midlands, East of England, North East England and North West England.

Author: 0 Man Smashes Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star to Smithereens

A man has turned himself in saying he was the person who vandalized the star this morning, Beverly Hills Police Department Sgt. Tomlin said. Video showed a pickax was left on the ground next to where the star used to be. He later pleaded no contest to one felony of vandalism. Two years ago, when President Trump was campaigning- a man tried to remove the entire star with a sledgehammer.

World Goodlatte, Nunes Call for Carter Page FISA Applications To Be Unredacted
Author: 0 Goodlatte, Nunes Call for Carter Page FISA Applications To Be Unredacted

The second pertains to the Justice Department lawyers who sought them. "After a redaction, the Times reported that the application to wiretap Page included a partial sentence: ". On Saturday, the Carter Page FISA warrants were released, which are the warrants that allowed the original wiretap of the former campaign adviser.

World BART investigating 3 violent deaths in the past week
Author: 0 BART investigating 3 violent deaths in the past week

Suspect identified in Oakland BART fatal stabbingWilson said she responded by telling her sister she loved her. Although bystanders attempted to calm the suffering victim and life-saving attempts were made, 18-year-old Nia Wilson and former Oakland High student was pronounced dead shortly after her neck was slit by the suspect.

World CNN obtains secret Trump-Cohen tape
Author: 0 CNN obtains secret Trump-Cohen tape

On Tuesday, Cohen released a secret recording to CNN of his conversation with Trump regarding a payment to silence Playboy model Karen McDougal about an alleged affair . "It shows no wrongful intent", Mr Giuliani said, adding "When you pay by check you are not trying to hide anything". Trump on Saturday denied any wrongdoing .

Author: 0 Donald Trump claims Russian Federation is interfering in United States midterms to help Democrats

They strongly rebuked Trump's comments during a joint press conference in Helsinki when he stood beside Putin and denied US intelligence findings that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election. Considering the history, it's unlikely they would flip to the other side, especially with the growing relations between Trump and Putin . According to the poll , 51 per cent of United States voters believe "that the Russian government has compromising information about President Trump" ...

World Trump targets Obama-era critics' security clearances
Author: 0 Trump targets Obama-era critics' security clearances

Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who said earlier Monday that he planned to ask the president to revoke Brennan's clearance. "They've politicized and in some cases monetized their public service", Sanders said of those named during the briefing, and that "making baseless accusations of an improper relationship with Russian Federation is inappropriate".

World United Kingdom to refuse Brexit bill without trade deal, says minister
Author: 0 United Kingdom to refuse Brexit bill without trade deal, says minister

The UK's former Europe minister Denis MacShane was also critical of the new Brexit secretary, who recently replaced David Davis, telling The Parliament Magazine, "Raab has some legal training and must know May gave her word on the financial settlement for Brexit in the agreement with UK in December".

World Residents flee as two major forest fires rage near Athens
Author: 0 Residents flee as two major forest fires rage near Athens

The UK Government is advising travellers to "keep up to date with local media reports and follow the advice of the Greek authorities in affected areas". At least five of those who died were killed as they tried to escape from the flames into the sea. The prime minister, Tsipras, cut short his visit to neighboring Bosnia on Monday and quickly returned to Athens .

World Donald Trump scores best average approval in latest Gallup poll
Author: 0 Donald Trump scores best average approval in latest Gallup poll

President Donald Trump "really sold the American people out" during the Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this week. The head of United States intelligence has said that he did not mean to disrespect President Donald Trump with his "awkward response" on hearing the news that he had invited Russian leader Vladimir Putin to visit Washington.

World Macron's bodyguard faces charges over assaults caught on video
Author: 0 Macron's bodyguard faces charges over assaults caught on video

So far Macron has refused to address the potential charges against Alexandre Benalla, 26, who was sacked on Friday after a video emerged where he is seen beating up a young man during a May Day demonstration in Paris . According to media reports, Benalla had been granted perks by the presidency such as an apartment in an affluent Paris area and a chauffeur-driven vehicle.

World North Korea isn’t disarming, dismantling nuclear capabilities: Gen. Keane
Author: 0 North Korea isn’t disarming, dismantling nuclear capabilities: Gen. Keane

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is hopeful North Korea will soon begin returning the remains of US troops missing from the 1950-53 Korean War. However, Mount said the military consequences of a broader dismantlement would be "marginal". " Pompeo went to Pyongyang - he thought he was going to meet Kim Jong-un but he was just stonewalled for two days, subjected to "North Korea's gonna, North Korea's gonna".

World Hottest day of the year 2018
Author: 0 Hottest day of the year 2018

There is now a 90% chance of heatwave conditions between 0900 on Monday and 0900 on Friday in parts of England. "The West might be a bit more changeable, but will still often have sunny and dry conditions". There is a rain and wind and a massively lowered temperature set on the way, but before then, things are set to stay pretty warm, especially on Wednesday and Thursday, as Met Eireann are predicting the heat to get up to around 25 degrees mid-week.