• Toobin: Trump's attack against Sessions an 'impeachable offense'
Toobin: Trump's attack against Sessions an 'impeachable offense'

Trump attacked the attorney general blaming him for charges against two congressmen which according to him has jeopardised Republican chances in the November 6 midterm elections. "Good job Jeff", the president tweeted in apparent reference to the indictments of Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (Calif.) and Rep. Chris Collins (N.Y.). Therefore, Vice Presi...

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  • Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Damascus for Assad talks
Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Damascus for Assad talks

Iranian, Russian and Turkish presidents are scheduled to meet in Tehran to discuss the latest developments in Syria in early September. The Al-Tanf base, set up in 2016 near the borders with Iraq and Jordan, was also used for the training of so-called "vetted opposition" to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

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  • Where does Brett Kavanaugh stand on key issues?
Where does Brett Kavanaugh stand on key issues?

The records are from Kavanaugh's time working as a lawyer for former President George W. Bush's administration. Burck explained that, in all, he received just under 664,000 pages of documents and that Bush had directed him to "proceed expeditiously" and "err as much as appropriate on the side of transparency and disclosure".

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  • Sam Patten, Manafort associate, pleads guilty in case referred by Mueller
Sam Patten, Manafort associate, pleads guilty in case referred by Mueller

Manafort is set to go to trial in D.C. on additional charges next month before Judge Amy Berman Jackson , who is also handling Patten's plea hearing. A sentencing date has not been set. According to prosecutors, in early 2017, Foreigner A asked Patten for help in obtaining tickets for Trump's inauguration on behalf of another person, identifie...

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  • Trump To Visit Evansville, In Part To Stump For Braun
Trump To Visit Evansville, In Part To Stump For Braun

Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. "We had our disagreements and they were very strong disagreements", the president said. Trump , without mentioning McCain, immediately went on the attack against the news media, attacking CNN and NBC, calling NBC "worse than CNN ".

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  • Trump admin killed Puerto Ricans with neglect, mayor says
Trump admin killed Puerto Ricans with neglect, mayor says

But the higher figure, based on the findings of researchers from George Washington University in a study commissioned by the United States commonwealth's government, is only an approximation, not a concrete list of names, according to Gov.

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  • Trump administration cuts US$300-million from funding to Palestinian refugees
Trump administration cuts US$300-million from funding to Palestinian refugees

The U.S. supplies almost 30 per cent of the total budget of the UN Relief and Works Agency, which provides health care, education and social services to Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. Most are descendants of people who were pushed out of Israel in the run-up to its creation, and they are considered refugees by...

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  • Frank Field told to withdraw resignation or face Labour explusion
Frank Field told to withdraw resignation or face Labour explusion

He said: "I have been through all this before when I have been deselected and I am still the Labour party candidate". I said I would dispute that and appeal that. "Following Jeremy's election as leader and the growth of party membership, which would in normal circumstances be welcome, we have become a party that displays intolerance, nastiness, and...

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  • Hurricane Maria caused an estimated 2,975 deaths, new study shows
Hurricane Maria caused an estimated 2,975 deaths, new study shows

Dean of the Milken Institute School, Lynn Goldman , said: "We are hopeful that the government will accept this as an official death toll". On Tuesday, Governor Ricardo Rosselló officially raised the hurricane's death toll to match the report's findings, making Maria the deadliest USA hurricane since a 1900 storm that hit Texas.

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  • Florida governor’s race turns ugly
Florida governor’s race turns ugly

But even Fox News, a network which showered DeSantis with favorable coverage , wasn't quite buying it. Not misogynist, not racist, not bigots, they're going to be looking for a governor who is going to appeal to our higher aspirations as a state, " Gillum said".

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  • Russia Announces Largest Military Maneuvers in over Three Decades
Russia Announces Largest Military Maneuvers in over Three Decades

On Tuesday, spokesman Dylan White was quoted as saying that Russian Federation had briefed the alliance in May on the planned exercise and that planned to monitor it. A Japanese Foreign Ministry official said on Tuesday that Japan is closely watching military cooperation between Russian Federation and China . Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov sa...

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  • Trump says counsel McGahn to leave White House
Trump says counsel McGahn to leave White House

But Mr McGahn - who served as a lawyer on the Trump presidential campaign - is the latest in a series of senior White House officials to leave Mr Trump's side. Being the lead attorney in any White House is stressful. Trump insisted at the time that his general counsel wasn't a "RAT" and accused Mueller's team of "looking for trouble".

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  • McCain services set for Phoenix, Washington and Annapolis
McCain services set for Phoenix, Washington and Annapolis

Normally, the flag would stay at half-staff until the Senator's funeral. Trump's remarks-or lack thereof-came after the president and McCain sparred on a variety of topics over the last few years. I have asked Vice President Mike Pence to offer an address at the ceremony honoring Senator McCain at the United States Capitol this Friday. Back...

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  • Senator John McCain Dies At 81 After Battle With Brain Cancer
Senator John McCain Dies At 81 After Battle With Brain Cancer

I've known great passions, seen incredible wonders, fought in a war, and helped make a peace. "I made a small place for myself in the story of America and the history of my times". In Germany, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said McCain stood for an America "that is a reliable and close partner.that takes strong responsibility for others and sticks t...

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  • Michael Cohen's lawyer admits to being source of CNN story
Michael Cohen's lawyer admits to being source of CNN story

Cohen and Trump had a major falling out after the Federal Bureau of Investigation raid and Cohen started to hint he would be willing to provide damaging information on the president. They want to believe Trump knew about this meeting at Trump Tower, so they'll stand by the story even after their main source admits he lied to them.

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  • After Fake News, US President Trump Slams 'Rigged' Search Engine Results
After Fake News, US President Trump Slams 'Rigged' Search Engine Results

Boylard based her judgments on the political leanings of media outlets on a list by Sharyl Attkisson, host of Sinclair Television's "Full Measure" and author of "The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, Think, and How You Vote".

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  • Falling down: How the Trump-Cohen relationship crumbled
Falling down: How the Trump-Cohen relationship crumbled

It's also the latest sign that Cohen is broke. The interview had begun as a discussion of the broadly promoted claim of the dual disaster: The almost simultaneous announcement of the conviction of Paul Manafort on 8 of the 18 charges against him, and the plea bargain deal negotiated by his former attorney Michael Cohen .

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  • 8 kids killed after fire breaks out during sleepover in Little Village
8 kids killed after fire breaks out during sleepover in Little Village

Scott Olson via Getty Images Amber Ayala looks through pictures of her brothers and sisters who were killed in an early-morning fire in the Little Village neighborhood on August 26, 2018 in Chicago , Illinois. Grandmother Ramonita Reyes said she didn't know what to say in the wake of such a loss. One woman lay in the street crying. Officials hav...

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  • Iran hauls USA before intl. court over 'illegal' sanctions
Iran hauls USA before intl. court over 'illegal' sanctions

He said they were needed to ensure Iran never builds a nuclear bomb. In the Netherlands on Monday, Mohsen Mohebi, the lawyer representing Iran, condemned the U.S. Trump , who took office in 2016, called it a "horrible one-sided deal". However, it remains to be seen if the US would abide by a court order to suspend sanctions on Iran.

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  • Trump blocked White House statement for McCain, report claims
Trump blocked White House statement for McCain, report claims

John McCain on Saturday , Donald Trump sent out a single tweet that read, "My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain ". Despite Trump's talk of patriotism, he has never truly called McCain a war hero. "I like people that weren't captured", Trump said at a campaign event in Iowa in 2015.

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  • Myanmar Military Chief’s Facebook Page Deleted
Myanmar Military Chief’s Facebook Page Deleted

Mandated by the Human Rights Council to look into allegations of abuses committed by Myanmar's security forces, the United Nations -backed "fact-finding mission" convened six months before a military-backed operation in Rakhine state drove more than 700,000 Rohingya into Bangladesh , fleeing what they described as campaign of rape, arson and i...

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  • Nicky Verstappen murder: Suspect Jos Brech arrested in Spain
Nicky Verstappen murder: Suspect Jos Brech arrested in Spain

Dutch investigators say they finally tracked down a man suspected of killing an 11-year-old boy in the Netherlands twenty years ago. Earlier this year, police working on the Verstappen case appealed to more than 20,000 men to donate DNA samples in a bid to close in on the perpetrator.

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  • Manafort juror on a potential pardon: 'It would be grave mistake'
Manafort juror on a potential pardon: 'It would be grave mistake'

Manafort's trial in the District of Columbia, set to begin September 17, will cover much of the same ground but will scrutinize more closely his political work from 2006 to 2017, during which he allegedly reaped $30 million as a consultant for pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine.

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  • Floods Hit Big Island As Other Parts Of Hawaii Brace For Hurricane
Floods Hit Big Island As Other Parts Of Hawaii Brace For Hurricane

Monday. Kauai is now under a hurricane watch, meaning hurricane conditions are expected within 48 hours. Lane was downgraded on Friday to a Category 1, the lowest ranking on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, as it churned through the Pacific south of Oahu , the National Weather Service said .

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  • No long-term health effects as wildfire smoke lingers government reassures
No long-term health effects as wildfire smoke lingers government reassures

Dr. Bonnie Henry says there is a lot of "confusion" surrounding the impacts of the smoke, and wants to assure people there won't be any major issues down the road. "I would especially like to thank first responders and all of those who are working hard and putting their lives at risk to help people affected by the wildfires".

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  • Pope Francis arrives in Ireland for landmark visit
Pope Francis arrives in Ireland for landmark visit

But he did not discuss concrete changes in laws or transparency or address the question of the Vatican's complicity in the abuse cases. In a statement issued after their meeting, Higgins said he "raised with His Holiness the vast suffering and hurt caused by child sex abuse perpetrated by some within the Catholic Church", as well as the "an...

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  • Scott Morrison sworn in as Australia's 30th prime minister
Scott Morrison sworn in as Australia's 30th prime minister

The Finance Minister said he believed Mr Dutton was the best person to lead the Coalition to election victory, but when asked why, he ducked the question. Three years later, Australia's first woman prime minister was gone when Rudd finally took his revenge after a failed 2012 coup attempt. In a message Thursday morning, however, he reaffirmed...

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  • Facebook removed hundreds of pages from Iran and Russian Federation
Facebook removed hundreds of pages from Iran and Russian Federation

The Tuesday announcement came as the company is under increased scrutiny from lawmakers for allowing such activity to proliferate. The Iranians spent over US$12,000 (A$16,300) on Facebook and Instagram ads as well. It included many anti-Trump messages and "the alignment of social media personas with an American liberal identity". "I've been...

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  • Donald Trump's lawyer on Scottish golf trip as president faces legal threats
Donald Trump's lawyer on Scottish golf trip as president faces legal threats

And he also sent a warning signal about any attempt by the US Congress to oust him from the White House. He's worth millions and has been taped in the past threatening reporters, once telling a Daily Beast journalist to tread "very f-- lightly because what I'm going to do to you is going to be f-- disgusting".

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  • Trump Calls Off Pompeo's North Korea Trip
Trump Calls Off Pompeo's North Korea Trip

Trump proclaimed after his meeting in Singapore with Kim in mid-June that North Korea is "no longer a nuclear threat". But Trump asked Pompeo not to go to North Korea during a meeting at the White House on Friday afternoon, a senior White House official said.

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