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Judge raps prosecutors over testimony on Manafort's luxuries

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The judge in Manafort's trial told prosecutors not to use the word "oligarch" to describe wealthy Ukrainians who paid millions to the former Trump campaign chairman. When Capone stood trial in 1931, prosecutors needed a way to show that the mobster - not the kind to leave a paper trial when it came to income - was making a lot of money. Read More »

Satellite Images Suggest North Korea Is Up To Something Once Again

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A special ceremony was held at Osan Airbase in South Korea to mark the return. Top North Korean officials have discussed the country's intention to deceive the USA about the number of nuclear warheads in its possession, including a strategy to potentially declare they have denuclearized after disposing of 20 weapons while retaining dozens more , according to a report by The Washington Post . Read More »

Trump Now Says 'Collusion Is Not A Crime'

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After showing a video clip of Giuliani saying that, "Late Night" host Seth Meyers declared, "Nothing makes me happier than imagining Donald Trump personally doing the hack". He added, "I think we'd win it". "I believe we are coming toward the end, so I'm talking to some of the people that were involved in the original part of the investigation", he said. Read More »

No reason to believe remains returned by North Korea are not American

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So we got our hostages back, but they've blown up one of their sites, one of their testing sites, their primary testing site, in fact some people say their only testing site, they are getting rid of a missile, which isn't in the document, that was done afterwards, they're getting rid of a missile testing site - they're doing so much now. Read More »

Trump Compares Treatment of ‘Alfonse Capone, Legendary Mob Boss’ to Paul Manafort

Mr Manafort denies all charges, and at one point had sought to get them dismissed. The exchange occurred during the testimony of Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Mathew Mikuska, who raided Mr. Ellis rejected that argument despite having initially questioned the special counsel's motives for bringing the case. While many in the courtroom laughed, including Manafort's lawyers, the defendant himself did not. Read More »

Zimbabwe election rigged? MDC claims vote results were 'manipulated'

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Two additional parties also received one seat each and 58 of the total 210 were still to be announced. The general election follows the ousting of long time Zimbabwean leader, Robert Mugabe in November previous year by the military. Live video by The Associated Press from Harare shows smoke rising from burning vehicles and opposition supporters scattering after they protested alleged manipulation in Monday's election. Read More »

Sen.: Family separation is 'official kidnapping, child abuse'

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Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT! McConnell later told a radio interviewer that a shutdown so close to the November 6 midterm elections won't happen. However, a disruption in federal government operations could backfire on Trump if voters blame Republicans, who control Congress, for the interruption in services. Read More »

Trump’s belief you need an ID to buy groceries becomes a meme

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Trump made the remarks during a rally to support Ron DeSantis , a Republican running for governor in Florida , just days after the candidate published an unabashedly pro-Trump ad where he taught his children how to "build that wall" with blocks and used The Art of the Deal as a bedtime story. Read More »

Iranians criticise Trump's offer of talks

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On Monday Trump said he could meet the Iranians with "no preconditions" , adding that "if they want to meet, I'll meet anytime they want ". Mr. Trump also was criticized for meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Russian President Vladimir Putin . Read More »

Trump touts economy: 'These numbers are very, very sustainable'

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Josh Bivens, an analyst for the Economic Policy Institute, said the second-quarter growth level has been reached or exceeded four other times since the recovery began in 2009. "It's more of a sugar high story more than the really important question which is 'Can you get sustainable growth?'" she said. A measure of domestic demand surged at a 4.3% rate in the second quarter. Read More »

Rand Paul announces he'll support Brett Kavanaugh

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While Paul says nominees should be judged on their character, views, and opinions, he notes nobody will "ever completely agree with a nominee". "My conversation with Judge Kavanaugh reinforces my belief that he will evaluate cases before the Supreme Court from a textual and originalist point of view", Mr. Read More »

No 3-D gun plans in Pennsylvania, company agrees - for now

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The battle dates to 2013, when the State Department ordered Wilson to remove from his website plans for making guns with a 3D printer, saying that they violated export regulations dealing with sensitive military hardware and technology. Defense Distributed had challenged an earlier government ban as a violation of its First and Second Amendment rights to free speech and to bear arms. Read More »

Colombian Cartel Puts $70,000 Price On The Head Of Drug-Sniffing Dog

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According to reports, the Urabeños drug gang, Colombia's most feared criminal organization, put the hit on Sombra after the 6-year-old pooch recently sniffed out almost 10 TONS of cocaine in 2 separate busts. Colombia's national police estimates it has lost at least 1,800 officers - and a number of dogs - to the war on drugs in the past two decades. Read More »

2 children, great-grandmother killed in Northern California wildfire

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Melody Bledsoe and her two great-grandchildren, Emily and James Roberts, died in the Carr Fire , family members said. "Grandma did everything she could to save them", Bledsoe's granddaughter, Amanda Woodley, wrote in a Facebook post after Shasta County Sheriff's officials confirmed the deaths to relatives. Read More »

Anger as report on missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 provides few answers

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The 465-page safety investigation report said the cause of the disappearance of Flight MH370 can not be determined until the plane wreckage is found, but did speculate on the possibility that there was intervention "by a third party". The Australian Transport Safety Bureau, which spent three years coordinating the worldwide search for MH370, released its final 440-page report into the mystery in October concluding that what happened to the Boeing 777 would remain unknown unless the plane ... Read More »

India excludes 4 million people from draft citizens list in Assam state

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It has been overseen by the supreme court . Appealing to the House, the Minister said: "This is a very sensitive issue ". "The government is not doing anything". The NRC, which was prepared in 1951, is updated for only Assam to weed out illegal Bangladeshi immigrants. "West Bengal will suffer because of this". Read More »

Giuliani says he's not sure collusion is a crime

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Cohen is under federal investigation for bank fraud as well as possible campaign finance violations, and FBI agents are scrutinizing whether he had inflated the value of his taxi medallion business to seek additional financing. He also says discussions over whether President Trump will be interviewed by Robert Mueller has been on hold for several weeks. If Cohen, who specialized in making deals and making Trump's problems go away, were to cut a deal, he would do so with an eye toward ... Read More »

Great-grandmother and two children killed in California wildfires

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For the Fire Chief, conditions are risky: "Extreme is not even the right adjective to use any more it is just an understatement because fire is so explosive now in California ". Almost 3,400 firefighters are battling the blaze from the ground and in the air, as officials have deployed 17 helicopters, 334 fire engines, 68 bulldozers, and 65 water tenders. Read More »

Palestinian Teen Who Slapped Soldier to Be Released from Israeli Jail

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Al-Tamimi has turned into a Palestinian resistance icon after she was filmed while slapping an Israeli soldier. Israelis regarded the incident, which Tamimi's mother relayed live on Facebook , as a staged provocation. "I expect her to lead but it's hard that she will lose her childhood and her teenagehood". Tamimi rocketed to fame in 2012 when a video of her holding up her fist to an Israeli soldier went viral. Read More »

700+ Migrant Families Still Separated as Reunification Deadline Passes

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That's the number of families the government has already reunited, officials said at a status hearing Tuesday. Among those who remain apart from their children is Lourdes de Leon of Guatemala. 46 children whose parents who have "red flags" resulting from an unspecified "case file review". Those children were reunited with 879 parents who were still in immigration detention when the government was ordered to put the families back together. Read More »

Greece wildfires: Search for missing family members

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A fire broke out north-east of Athens in the area of Rafina , a seaside resort of permanent residences and holiday homes popular with Athenians and tourists. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras declared a period of national mourning. Greece issued an urgent appeal for help to tackle fires that raged out of control in several places across the country, destroying homes and disrupting major transport links. Read More »

Perry Endorses Push to Impeach Rosenstein

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A spokeswoman for the Justice Department said she had no comment on the articles of impeachment . The introduction of the articles of impeachment followed soon after the DOJ released the applications for surveillance warrants filed under the Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Act. Read More »

Greek fires: Blaze that killed 83 'caused by arson'

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One man told the BBC he had reached the fire station to ask for help, and found firefighters unaware of the blaze. "There are testimonies but I can not say anything more now", Toskas said. "Everybody did what they thought they had to do to survive on their own", resident Evi Kavoura told AFP . "I feel a pain in my heart, a very heavy load". Read More »

Did Egyptian zoo paint donkeys to make them look like Zebras?

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We note with some amusement, however, that a conveniently placed Google street view from 2017 exists of the exact location from which Sarhan posted the now-viral picture. Barghouthi's father, Mohammed, told Reuters that because of Israeli blockades, it would have cost him around $40,000 to smuggle a zebra through Egypt - and the donkeys were doing a fine job in the meantime. Read More »

USA ‘prepared’ and may strike Iran next month

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President Trump pulled the United States out of the landmark Iran nuclear deal in May and has warned all countries to stop buying Iranian oil by Nov 4. threat to halt Iran's oil exports, saying his significant stances that signify the Establishment's policy must be seriously pursued by the Foreign Ministry. Read More »

Donald Trump says Russian Federation will ‘push hard’ for Democrats during November elections

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However, the Washington Post has a debunking out today saying "this is not a conspiracy from the White House ", explaining that "at some point in the middle of that question, there's a switch between the feed from the reporters and the feed from the translator" and in the White House feed the question can only be heard "faintly" under the voice of the translator. Read More »

White House bans CNN's Kaitlan Collins over 'wrong questions'

CNN on Tuesday obtained and aired a secret audio recording that captured Trump and Cohen discussing a potential payment to a former Playboy model who claims she had an affair with Trump. "If anything, his CNN obsession is increasing CNN's profile", says Edward Burmila, who teaches political science at Bradley University in IL. In a video clip from the meeting, Collins can be heard asking the President, "Did Michael Cohen betray you?", "Do you worry about what Michael Cohen is ... Read More »

Impeachment resolution introduced against Rosenstein

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Meadows, along with Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio, above left) and nine other House members, introduced the articles of impeachment against Rosenstein on Wednesday evening. "The president should not mistake this move by his congressional enablers as a pretext to take any action against Mr. Rosenstein or Mr. Mueller and his investigation", the three House Democrats concluded. Read More »

Iran general warns Donald Trump: 'US will regret threatening Tehran'

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Speaking in California on Sunday night, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the USA supports Iranian protesters who he said have been taking to the streets recently to oppose corruption and call for expanded rights. The US is seeking to tighten the economic screws on Iran , abandoning a landmark 2015 nuclear deal and reimposing stringent sanctions. He constantly threatened the Islamic Republic to quit the worldwide nuclear deal, waging war against Iran , imposing the severest ... Read More »

SA scores big as it sets the stage for Brics meeting

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Xi said the next decade would see "a profound reshaping of the global governance system" despite the "dark shadows of terrorism and armed conflict" and mounting unilateralism and protectionism. "We are exceedingly optimistic about the future of this country, more so now than in December", Lungisa Fuzile, the Johannesburg-based lender's South African head, said at a panel discussion in the city late Tuesday. Read More »