• James Clapper Throws John Brennan Under the Bus
James Clapper Throws John Brennan Under the Bus

More than 10 former ambassadors and more than 20 former USA attorneys signed on. Clapper and former CIA Director Michael Hayden have appeared on a White House list of people who may also have their security clearances revoked. "So I am going to do whatever I can personally to try to prevent these abuses in the future. I think John is subtle like...

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  • Smoky haze to blanket Metro Vancouver today, tomorrow
Smoky haze to blanket Metro Vancouver today, tomorrow

Those with chronic underlying medical conditions are recommended to avoid strenuous exercise and time outdoors until the advisory is lifted. It's the second time in a week smoke from wildfires has pushed the state's air quality into unsafe level.

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  • United States special counsel says Papadopoulos should spend 6 months in prison
United States special counsel says Papadopoulos should spend 6 months in prison

That is the scenario spelled out by Russian Federation investigation Special Counsel Robert Mueller in a sentencing memorandum for Papadopoulos filed Friday in a Washington D.C. "The defendant's false statements were meant to harm the investigation, and did so". "The government understands that the professor left the United States on February 11, 2...

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  • Korean families separated for decades after war to be reunited
Korean families separated for decades after war to be reunited

In South Korea , more than half of the 132,600 people who applied for reunions - including some of those who got to see their relatives - have died. Some of those selected for this year's reunions gave up after learning that their parents or siblings had died and that they could only meet more distant relatives whom they had never seen before.

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  • British woman rescued 10 hours after falling off cruise ship in Croatia
British woman rescued 10 hours after falling off cruise ship in Croatia

Longstaff - who was found a mile from where she fell in - told Croatian television that she was "lucky to be alive". However, she still managed to explain that she was in the water for 10 hours. She said: "I'm very lucky to be alive". David Radas, Croatian Ministry of Maritime Affairs spokesman, said that by checking CCTV rescuers knew the exact ...

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  • Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan passes away
Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan passes away

He first began working in the United Nations in 1962, at the World Health Organization in Geneva. "And, "... Was a guiding force for good". Tinubu, in a statement issued by his Media Officer, Mr Tunde Rahman, in Lagos, said the late Kofi Annan initiated interventions in conflict resolution around the world, aimed at achieving world peace.

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  • NYT report: Trump counsel Don McGahn 'cooperated extensively' in Mueller probe
NYT report: Trump counsel Don McGahn 'cooperated extensively' in Mueller probe

Trump used his tweets Sunday morning, which he wrote from his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, to intensify his assault on the special counsel investigation. The president reiterated that message on Sunday. The White House counsel also told Mueller's team about Trump's attempts to fire the Special Counsel.

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  • Trump defends ex-aide Manafort as jury mulls over verdict
Trump defends ex-aide Manafort as jury mulls over verdict

When he did offer thoughts on the trial moments later, he continued to attempt to put daylight between himself and his former campaign chair, telling reporters Manafort "worked for [him] for a very short period of time ". Manafort's fate now sits with the jury, and after two days of deliberations, anti-Trump media outlets like CNN are becoming con...

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  • Strong quake jolts Indonesian island of Lombok
Strong quake jolts Indonesian island of Lombok

The biggest quake - of 6.9 magnitude - was on 5 August, and killed more than 460 people. The hall had sustained damage in earlier quakes, said National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. "They're all gathering in an open field, still terrified", said Endri Susanto, a children's rights activist in Mataram. "Some people a...

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  • Vatican finally breaks silence on sex abuse bombshell
Vatican finally breaks silence on sex abuse bombshell

This week's grand jury report , which was released Tuesday , outlined the sexual abuse of more than 1,000 children at the hands of Pennsylvania priests. "Those who have suffered are his priority, and the church wants to listen to them to root out this tragic horror that destroys the lives of the innocent", the Vatican said.

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  • Former National Security Officials Blast Trump over Security Clearance Revocations
Former National Security Officials Blast Trump over Security Clearance Revocations

Citing unnamed White House sources briefed on the matter, Washington Post alleged that Trump - having revoked Brennan's security clearance - is eager to move against other Russian Federation probe-tied officials, and that he has made a list of individuals he'd like to strip of clearances.

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  • Trump Wants Omarosa Arrested Over Her Tell-All New Book 'Unhinged'
Trump Wants Omarosa Arrested Over Her Tell-All New Book 'Unhinged'

Manigault Newman this week infuriated Trump with the release of conversations that she secretly recorded during her time working for his administration, which is the subject of a tell-all book she is now promoting. In one from August a year ago, she makes mention of "fake news", but then proceeds to catalogue a series of achievements by the pres...

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  • Paul Manafort trial judge reveals he is under police protection
Paul Manafort trial judge reveals he is under police protection

The panel of six men and six women were scheduled to return to the Alexandria, Va ., courtroom Monday morning. After deliberating all day Thursday, the jury sent a list of questions to Judge T.S. The case has drawn particular interest in the USA because it is the first trial conducted by Mueller's prosecutors in their wide-ranging investigatio...

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  • Confusion, disbelief remain over man who allegedly killed family in Colorado
Confusion, disbelief remain over man who allegedly killed family in Colorado

But the Colorado woman and her two daughters, Bella , 4, and Celeste, 3, were found dead on Wednesday. The cause and manner of their deaths are pending the results of laboratory testing. "The hands and nails of the mother should be sampled as well". "It's not something I could ever fathom would ever happen in my lifetime", he said.

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  • Pakistani MPs elect World Cup cricket hero Imran Khan as next PM
Pakistani MPs elect World Cup cricket hero Imran Khan as next PM

A simple majority in the vote, due to take place in the lower house of parliament on Friday afternoon, will bring Khan one step closer to power ahead of a swearing-in ceremony set for Saturday. In another clip, one news presenter points out how Khan contradicts himself while making political statements - something that the United States president h...

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  • New Mexico family saw dead boy as guide for future attacks -prosecutors
New Mexico family saw dead boy as guide for future attacks -prosecutors

Siraj Ibn Wahhaj , 40, Lucas Morton, 40, Jany Leveille, 35, Hujrah Wahhaj, 37, and Subhannah Wahhaj, 35 - on $20,000 bond each on Monday evening and ordered them to wear ankle monitors until trial, the Taos County Sheriff's Office announced.

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  • Crash outside parliament in London being investigated as act of terrorism
Crash outside parliament in London being investigated as act of terrorism

Several eyewitnesses said the driver's actions were deliberate. Later images showed police holding the man, dressed in jeans and a black puffer jacket, in handcuffs as roads and Underground stations around parliament were sealed off. The man was arrested after a vehicle crashed into security barriers, injuring some cyclists, but failing to br...

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  • US newspapers to Trump: We're not enemies of the people
US newspapers to Trump: We're not enemies of the people

Trump tweeted that he supports a free press but much of what the United States press prints is "fake news". Visitors scan front pages of Thursday newspapers at the Newseum in Washington , including The Boston Globe , which spearheaded and coordinated the designated day of day of anti-Trump editorials.

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  • Spain and Italy refuse new Aquarius-rescued migrants
Spain and Italy refuse new Aquarius-rescued migrants

On Monday , Italy's Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli urged the British government to "assume its responsibility" for the people on board, including dozens of unaccompanied minors. Spain agreed to let the Aquarius dock in June, but a Spanish official said Monday that Spanish ports aren't the safest option now because others are closer.

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  • Vienna is the world's most liveable city
Vienna is the world's most liveable city

Vienna scored a "near-ideal" 99.1, beating Melbourne into second place on 98.4. Singapore's score improved in the public healthcare category, where the city-state achieved the highest possible score, the report said. Researchers said wealthy financial capitals such as Paris (19th), London (48th) and NY (57th) tended to be "victims of their...

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  • Defiant as Trump rages, Omarosa says she won't be silenced
Defiant as Trump rages, Omarosa says she won't be silenced

It gets more complicated and nuanced, however, if the recording is being used to show that discrimination or retaliation occurred against an employee, she said. Her comments come as Mr Trump yesterday referred to Manigault Newman as "that dog" as she continued a publicity tour to promote her new book depicting Mr Trump as a racist.

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  • Trump signs defence policy bill with softened China measures
Trump signs defence policy bill with softened China measures

The John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, which contains the ban that goes into effect across the next two years, covers anything that is a "substantial or essential component of any system". According to the report , Huawei has called the ban a "random addition" to the Defense Bill and has also said that this...

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  • Trump asks if firing means end to Russian Federation probe
Trump asks if firing means end to Russian Federation probe

Goelman said in a statement the FBI's deputy director " overruled " the bureau's Office of Professional Responsibility, FoxNews.com reported . Peter Strzok came under fire for sending text messages promising to "stop" Donald Trump before he became president, while leading the investigation into his campaign.

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  • Hundreds injured as Romanian protests turn violent
Hundreds injured as Romanian protests turn violent

It ended in violence. As a result of the collision 435 people were injured. But the protesters were undeterred, returning on Saturday and again on Sunday. Dragnea was previously convicted of election fraud. Romania is one of the most corrupt countries in the European Union, according to Transparency International .

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  • Omarosa Manigault Newman says she secretly taped her White House firing
Omarosa Manigault Newman says she secretly taped her White House firing

The Situation Room is a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility, or SCIF, where the nation's most consequential foreign policy decisions are made, and staff are not permitted to bring in mobile phones or other recording devices. "It's a threat. He went on to say that, 'Things could get ugly you.' ..." After turning down the job, she said s...

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  • Kavanaugh confirmation hearings set to start on September 4
Kavanaugh confirmation hearings set to start on September 4

Supreme Court. "He's a mainstream judge". "My team has already reviewed every page of the over 4,800 pages of judicial opinions Judge Kavanaugh wrote , over 6,400 pages of opinions he joined, more than 125,000 pages of records produced from his White House legal service, and over 17,000 pages in response to the most comprehensive questionnaire...

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  • California wildfire forces more than 21,000 to evacuate homes
California wildfire forces more than 21,000 to evacuate homes

The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a smoke advisory for most of Southern California through Thursday morning, August 9. The Holy Fire has scorched 18,137 acres and was 5% contained, the forest said on its Twitter page on Friday morning.

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  • Charlottesville marks 1 year since deadly white nationalist rally
Charlottesville marks 1 year since deadly white nationalist rally

The far-right organizer of last year's event , Jason Kessler , dropped a court challenge last month in his attempt to obtain a permit to hold a "Unite the Right 2" rally in Charlottesville on August 12. He admitted there were many lessons to be learned from last year's violence in Charlottesville. "The proposed demonstration or special e...

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  • Aftershock measuring 6.2 is third quake to hit Lombok in week
Aftershock measuring 6.2 is third quake to hit Lombok in week

Scientists say the powerful Indonesian natural disaster that killed almost 400 people lifted the island it struck by as much as 25 centimetres (10 inches). Site highlights each day to your inbox. Humanitarian groups say that they are focusing their efforts on reaching these areas which have so far been impassable because of collapsed buildings,...

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  • Trump administration launches Space Force to prepare for 'next battlefield'
Trump administration launches Space Force to prepare for 'next battlefield'

Vice President Mike Pence addressed the Pentagon on Thursday, laying out the case, and the timeline, President Trump's administration is setting for the establishment of a space-specific branch of the us military . Current and former top Air Force leaders have said the new branch could create unnecessary organizational headaches and bureau...

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