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Trump Administration shuts down DC's headquarters of the Palestine Liberation Organization

Trump Administration shuts down DC's headquarters of the Palestine Liberation Organization Jordan, a US ally, said the decision would only fuel radicalism and harm prospects for Middle East peace. The move comes in ostensible retaliation for efforts by the Palestinian leadership to have crimes allegedly committed by Israel prosecuted by The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC). [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence Set To Hit US East Coast

Hurricane Florence Set To Hit US East Coast It's expected to become at least a Category 3 hurricane before it hits the mainland US around SC and North Carolina , likely on Friday morning, the National Hurricane Center (NHC ) said Monday. Florence is now moving west at around 13 miles per hour (20 kph), and is forecast to drench a large swath of the US East Coast running from northern Florida to New Jersey. [Full Article...]

Sweden Election Sees Surge In Support For Far-Right Party

Sweden Election Sees Surge In Support For Far-Right Party During a heated debate Friday evening, party leader Jimmie Akesson caused a stir by saying migrants have trouble finding jobs because "they can't adjust to Sweden ". Hence the leader of the nationalist Sweden Democrats, Jimmy Akesson's claim, that he is the "kingmaker" being the third most popular party - but that's a simplified view. [Full Article...]

Trump again asks Apple to start manufacturing in US

Trump again asks Apple to start manufacturing in US Additional U.S. tariffs are certain to trigger Chinese retaliation, though China's smaller volume of American imports means that it can't match Trump's tariffs on a dollar-for-dollar basis. Apple laid out the impact on its products of the Trump administration's proposed tariffs on $ 200 billion worth of Chinese goods in an unsigned letter it submitted on Wednesday to US officials as part of a... [Full Article...]

Former Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos jailed for lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation

Former Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos jailed for lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation Papadopoulos apparently raised the possibility of setting up a meeting between Trump and Putin during a national security meeting in March 2016. "I can't guarantee. Outside court on Friday, Papadopoulos' lawyer, Thomas Breen, said his client was a "fool" and had acted "stupidly" in lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation . [Full Article...]

Pyongyang ready for 70th anniversary party

Pyongyang ready for 70th anniversary party Trump has said Kim's recent statement that he wants to denuclearize North Korea during Trump's tenure as president was "a very positive statement". This gallery was curated by Associated Press photo editor Wally Santana in Bangkok. "Much better than before I took office". Despite the display of military might, which included tank battalions, rocket launcher and military aircraft that formed ... [Full Article...]

#PlaidShirtGuy removed after pulling faces at Trump rally

#PlaidShirtGuy removed after pulling faces at Trump rally And I'll tell you what, this man has fought - in more ways than one - for your state. Impeachment would also remain challenging politically - even if Democrats do make gains in November. The teenager found viral fame this week during a Trump campaign rally in Montana as he made amusing faces behind the president, looking incredulous as some of Trump's more incoherent statements. [Full Article...]

How should you prepare for Hurricane Florence? | Don't Miss This

How should you prepare for Hurricane Florence? | Don't Miss This The storm's center was on track to pass between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Wednesday, the NHC said . The Miami-based center said that it was still too early to predict the hurricane's exact path but that a huge coastal area from SC to the mid-Atlantic region should prepare for a major strike late in the week. [Full Article...]

Indian Supreme Court decriminalises homosexuality in landmark verdict

Indian Supreme Court decriminalises homosexuality in landmark verdict Members of the LGBT community hugged each other and cried as news of the verdict spread. In 2013, the Supreme Court had set aside a verdict passed by Delhi High Court in 2009 which decriminalised consensual sex between two adults of the same sex, and reinstated Section 377 . [Full Article...]

Dallas police identify officer who entered wrong apartment and shot man dead

Dallas police identify officer who entered wrong apartment and shot man dead Guyger was involved in another shooting incident in May 2017, when a suspect took her taser, according to a Dallas Police Department press release. Amber Guyger , who is white, was off-duty when she shot Jean, a black man, after mistakenly entering his apartment at the complex where she also lived, police said Thursday. [Full Article...]

Texas officer mistakes apartment for her own, kills resident

Texas officer mistakes apartment for her own, kills resident Police are still determining what interaction took place between the female officer and Mr Jean. Jean was transported to an area hospital, where he died from his injuries. She said the officer hadn't yet been questioned. The officer has not been interviewed and was not detained. The officer has been placed on administrative leave pending the results of the investigation. [Full Article...]

Papadopoulos sentenced to 14 days in Mueller probe

Papadopoulos sentenced to 14 days in Mueller probe Trump criticized the investigation and the Justice Department on the day he was inaugurated, Breen told U.S. District Judge Randolph D. Moss. 'In some ways it constitutes a calculated exercise of self interest over the national interest, ' the judge said. [Full Article...]

‘Have killed, are killing, will kill terrorists in Syria’: Russia

‘Have killed, are killing, will kill terrorists in Syria’: Russia Government forces and their allies have been massing around Idlib, where aid groups fear that what could be the last major battle of Syria's seven-year civil war may also prove the deadliest. US President Donald Trump has twice ordered US-led strikes against targets in Syria in response to what Washington called the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons against civilians. [Full Article...]

Special Counsel Reportedly Agrees To Accept Written Answers From President

Special Counsel Reportedly Agrees To Accept Written Answers From President The new offer comes as details from Bob Woodward's White House memoir, "Fear", ricochet around Washington, including one episode where Trump's former lawyer John Dowd reportedly told Mueller that Trump is too dumb to testify. A White House spokeswoman did not return a request for comment. The president claimed he had a previous business dispute with Mueller, but he offered no specifics - and t... [Full Article...]

North Korean hacker responsible for Bangladesh Bank heist

North Korean hacker responsible for Bangladesh Bank heist The criminal complaint , filed in Los Angeles, alleges the hackers committed several attacks from 2014 until 2018. "And it created indiscriminate malware that paralyzed computers and disrupted the delivery of medical care". "These activities run afoul of norms of acceptable safe behavior in cyber space and the global community must address them when we can", Demers said, adding that the charges ... [Full Article...]

US, India to carry out large-scale joint military exercises in 2019

US, India to carry out large-scale joint military exercises in 2019 Mike Pompeo and Jim Mattis also met PM Modi during their New Delhi visit. "India's compulsions lie in its own interests to maintain important ties with Moscow and Tehran, as well as build its ties with the US". The joint statement issued after the talks said that the strategic importance of India's designation as a Major Defense Partner (MDP) of the United States was reaffirmed during the t... [Full Article...]

Typhoon Jebi Leaves 11 People Killed, 600 Injured in Japan

Typhoon Jebi Leaves 11 People Killed, 600 Injured in Japan Parts of the runway were reported flooded, while a cargo ship smashed into the only bridge linking the island where the airport is located with Japan's main island of Honshu, reports said. Hundreds of flights have been canceled after flooding forced Osaka's main global airport to close leaving thousands of tourists stranded. Elsewhere, the winds whipped away part of the ceiling from Kyoto st... [Full Article...]

Russian navy to hold drills off Syria as Idlib offensive looms

Russian navy to hold drills off Syria as Idlib offensive looms Russia, Assad's main military backer, has warned rebels may stage a chemical weapons attack and blame it on the regime in order to provoke a Western intervention. A major offensive in the Idlib area, where displaced people already make up half the population, risks forcing another 700,000 Syrians from their homes, the United Nations has said. [Full Article...]

Lengel: Trump's Disgraceful Shaming of His Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Lengel: Trump's Disgraceful Shaming of His Attorney General Jeff Sessions Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) declared that the US justice system shouldn't be regarded as one in a "banana republic" after President Trump tweeted against the ongoing prosecution of two Republican congressmen on corruption charges. Hunter has not exited his race, while Collins ended his re-election bid days after his indictment. News surfaced Tuesday about the details of a new book on the Trump ... [Full Article...]

Ayanna Pressley's Surprise Upset Shows Women Of Color's Power In Democratic Politics

Ayanna Pressley's Surprise Upset Shows Women Of Color's Power In Democratic Politics The 44-year-old's upset victory against longtime Democratic Rep. Michael Capuano in Tuesday's primary sets the stage for Pressley to represent an area once served by Tip O'Neill and John F. The prospect of a Pressley upset had drawn some comparisons to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's defeat of Crowley in June. In her victory speech, Pressley expressed the importance of new, diverse faces in her p... [Full Article...]


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