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FBI agent Strzok, who criticised Trump in text messages, is fired

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He called the decision to fire Strzok as "taken in response to political pressure and to punish Special Agent Strzok for political speech protected by the First Amendment, not on a fair and independent examination of the facts". Strzok opened a Twitter account Monday after being fired from the bureau and posted just one message on the social media service. Anyway, the Federal Bureau of Investigation for some reason had thought it should keep a senior policeman who vowed to stop Donald ... Read More »

Manafort lawyers rest fraud case without calling witnesses

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During ten days of testimony, some 20 prosecution witnesses described how Manafort allegedly avoided paying tax on at least 16 million dollars of income and repeatedly lied to banks as he borrowed millions more. The charges overall carry a maximum of 305 years in prison. Prosecutors allege Manafort knowingly misled banks about his income in order to secure personal loans he needed to fund a lavish lifestyle and to service debts including hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on baseball ... Read More »

Brazen Taliban attack raises pressure on Afghan forces

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Insurgents ambushed a large Afghan military convoy heading for Ghazni late Sunday, sparking heavy clashes about 80 kilometers from the embattled city, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Muajid told VOA. Rik Peeperkorn, acting United Nations humanitarian co-ordinator for Afghanistan, said residents "have seen their city turn into a battlefield since Friday morning, with fighting and clashes reportedly still ongoing". Read More »

Trump Bans Huawei And ZTE

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At a ceremony at the U.S. Army's Fort Drum base in NY, . Even though Trump said the bill "is the most significant investment in our military and our war-fighters in modern history", Obama's first three defence budgets were larger, when adjusted for inflation, according to Todd Harrison at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies. Read More »

Mexico NAFTA talks drag on as autos sticking points emerge

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In a tweet , the president also said a Nafta deal with Mexico "is coming along nicely". U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter Friday evening, praising Mexico and threatening Canada. But people briefed on the talks expected Canadian officials to be brought in once U.S. -Mexico bilateral issues are cleared out of the way. "We started with a huge list of items to be closed and now we have been able to resolve a great deal", he told reporters. Read More »

Higher US tariffs increase pressure on Turkish economy

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In Rize, Erdogan said the USA would pay a price by challenging Turkey for the sake of " petty calculations ", denouncing Washington for declaring " economic war on the entire world" and holding countries "for ransom through sanction threats". Read More »

Saudi king, crown prince congratulate Pakistan's Imran Khan on victory

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His tweet came after President Mamnoon Hussain summoned a session of the National Assembly on August 13 during which the newly-elected members will take oath. PTI leads the race with the most number of seats in the National Assembly (158 seats in total; 125 general, 28 women and five minorities). Dawood served in the Cabinet of former military dictator Pervez Musharraf. Read More »

Conservative Party to investigate Boris Johnson's burka comments

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The former foreign secretary added: "If a constituent came to my MP's surgery with her face obscured, I should feel fully entitled - like Jack Straw - to ask her to remove it so that I could talk to her properly". "If a female student turned up at school or at a university lecture looking like a bank robber then ditto". "It is ridiculous that these views are being attacked". Read More »

Why Twitter won't ban Alex Jones

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Jones's controversial content. "Moving forward, we all need more clarity on what their rules are and how they intend to enforce them". In November 2016, we shared more details around hateful conduct and how we enforce policy violations. Read More »

Indonesia Earthquake: What You Should Know

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Brooklyn, 19, Romeo, 15, Cruz, 13, and Harper, seven, are said to have been shaken by the event but are all unharmed. A Dunedin couple were among the thousands of tourists caught up in the confusion and panic as they waited to be evacuated from a small island near the coast of Lombok, after the powerful 6.9-magnitude natural disaster struck on Sunday. Read More »

Six bombshells from Rick Gates' testimony in the Paul Manafort trial

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Prosecutors in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial say they have eight witnesses left and expect to rest their case Friday. Gates faces more cross-examination Wednesday in federal court in Alexandria, Va. "But Mr. Manafort was a longtime client of the firm, and I didn't think I should do that". "Pls (sic) make the five transfers listed below from the Leviathan account and confirm to me when completed", Manafort wrote. Read More »

Here are the glorious proposed logos for Donald Trump's Space Force

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence , in a Pentagon address, described the Space Force as "an idea whose time has come". So we gotta ask. In a letter to a United States congressman, he said he did "not wish to add a separate service that would likely present a narrower and even parochial approach to space operations", adding it would create extra bureaucracy and cost. Read More »

USA sets date for additional China tariffs

Such practices include rules compelling companies in certain sectors to take on local partners if they want to do business in China. China's exports surged more than expected in July despite US duties and its closely watched surplus with the United States remained near record highs, as the world's two major economic powers ramp up a bitter dispute that some fear could derail global growth. Read More »

Moms of 11 children found at New Mexico compound arrested

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Authorities are awaiting a positive identification of the remains discovered on August 6. Instead of finding the boy, Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, though, they found 11 other children living in squalor with no fresh water and little food. Court records show a judge dismissed an eviction notice filed by Badger against Lucas Morton in June. He didn't provide further comment, citing the early stage of the case. Read More »

California plane crash: Nasim Ghanadan identified among the five killed

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Emma Gonzales, who works at the Buffalo Wild Wings in the strip mall, said she felt the building shake. "It wasn't much devastation [on the ground] other than the actual plane crash". An earlier version of this article said that the plane crashed in the parking lot of South Coast Plaza. The pilot declared an emergency but didn't state the nature of his problem before crashing about a mile (1.6 kilometers) from John Wayne Airport, striking four parked cars, National Transportation Safety ... Read More »

Nigeria Parliament 'takeover': Intelligence head Lawal Musa Daura fired

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The Police and operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) had on Tuesday, blocked the main gate of the National Assembly, preventing lawmakers and staff from gaining access into the complex. Abubakar Bukola Saraki , on Monday arrived the National Assembly after the evacuation of operatives of the Department of State Services. "Seiyefa is also a member of the National Institute". Read More »

Wild brawl at nail salon

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Zheng was charged with assault and weapon possession and was later released following a hearing in Brooklyn Criminal Court, police said. Christina Thomas , the 35-year-old customer , was charged with misdemeanor assault and also released on her own recognizance, the Post reports. Read More »

Widely Watched Ohio House Race Too Close to Call

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But Democratic nominee Danny O'Connor has yet to concede - and the Associated Press has yet to call the race. He suggested the race may foretell a Republican "red wave" in November. On if the midterm elections are unlikely to be like 2010: I mean I'd be surprised if they lost half as many seats as they won in 2010, mostly because Republicans don't have as much exposure. Read More »

John Kasich: Suburban GOP Women 'Turned Off' by Trump's Chaos

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Troy Balderson (R-Zanesville) who is running for the 12th district seat in Congress against Democrat Danny O'Connor, or he's having trouble remembering which politicians he's flying around the country to support at their rallies. "His opponent is a puppet of Nancy Pelosi/high taxes". The plaudits came two days after Trump mistakenly urged Republicans to vote in the special election for a someone not on its ballot ― GOP Rep. Read More »

Chicago suffers gun violence surge over weekend

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Chicago Police officers and detectives investigate a shooting where multiple people were shot on Sunday, August 5, 2018 in Chicago , Illinois. "Wednesday we announced a number of businesses that are going to be part of the neighborhood opportunity fund that create the most important part of our neighborhood economy", Emanuel said . Read More »

President Trump Grants California ‘Major Disaster’ Relief for Wildfires

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A combination of wildfires raging north of San Francisco, which already has consumed an area nearly as big as Los Angeles, is on pace to become the largest in California history, fire officials said . President Donald Trump raised eyebrows by tweeting about the wildfires inaccurately, claiming there was not enough water to fight them. The Carr Fire has destroyed 1,080 residences, 24 commercial structures and 500 outbuildings. Read More »

Rick Gates testifies that he committed crimes with ex-boss Paul Manafort

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While Gates had already admitted to knowingly hiding foreign accounts for Manafort, there are still a lot of details about alleged fraud in Manafort's indictment that prosecutors will want to ask him about. One accounting trick saved Manafort $500,000 in taxes, she said. The prosecution's witness list still has 19 names of those who've yet to appear in court. Read More »

Old-time plane crashes in Swiss Alps, killing 20 on board

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A small plane crashed in the Swiss Alps, killing 20 people, according to local officials. Most of the victims were Swiss but they also included a couple and their son from Austria. Its pilots are ex-military and professional pilots, all of them volunteers. The plane that crashed had its last maintenance check in late July, Waldmeier said, at which time no defects had been found. Read More »

Man who harassed bison in Yellowstone National Park arrested over disturbance

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On Thursday night, rangers at Glacier National Park apprehended a suspect: Raymond Reinke, 55, of Pendleton, Ore. The bison first tried to just ignore the person. The National Park Service advises that individuals should always remain at least 100 yards (about 90 meters) from bears or wolves and at least 25 yards (20 metres) away from all other wildlife. Read More »

Three dead after strong quake hits Indonesian island of Lombok

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The quake struck at a depth of 10.5 kilometers off the north coast of Lombok, a little over a mile from Loloan village, the USGS said. The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency for Indonesia had reported scores of aftershocks in the hours last week's quake and had warned that another major quake could be imminent. Read More »

Pompeo Leans on Turkey to Release Pastor Brunson: 'The Clock's Run Out'

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Speaking on Friday ahead of the meeting, Pompeo said that United States sanctions on Turkey showed America is "very serious" about Brunson's release. He was arrested in December 2016 following a failed coup in Turkey on charges of espionage and "committing crimes on behalf of terror groups without being a member" - allegations Brunson denies. Read More »

North Korea reportedly developing new missiles

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Pence, whose father fought in the Korean War, said the U.S. "will never stop striving until every hero lost in the Korean War is home" and hence keep its promise "to leave no man behind". We have many others coming. There have also been recent reports of a secret uranium enrichment facility. That could then allow the North to demand the pullout of 28,500 US troops deployed in South Korea. Read More »

Mendocino Complex Fire as of Thursday morning — FIRE MAP

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More than 4,200 firefighters are battling the flames, which have raged for 11 days so far. California is prone to wildfires. The Carr fire, the largest fire now burning in California, grew to 125,842 acres overnight and remained 35% contained as of Thursday morning. Read More »

Russia Demands USA to Close Military Base in Syria

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He said the Russian presence there was temporary, and that the observation posts would be handed over to Syrian regime forces once the situation stabilized. Russian Federation demanded the immediate access by worldwide humanitarian entities to the Rukban refugee camp, where it is suspected that the Pentagon carries out recruitment work among civilians to make up radical groups. Read More »

Remains from North Korea likely American soldiers who fought at Chosin Reservoir

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Richard PompeoSeoul wants to make some defense reforms, but we're not there yet The Hill's Morning Report - Obama's return sets up heavyweight fight with Trump Russian meddling continues and Trump couldn't care less MORE said Friday that North Korea still has more work to do before fulfilling its promise to denuclearize, according to the Associated Press . Read More »

USA accuses Russian Federation of 'pervasive' election meddling

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Trump has mulled easing sanctions against Moscow , held warm meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and refused to criticize him over the meddling in the 2016 election. "Our democracy is in the crosshairs", Ms Nielsen said, adding that the cyberthreat now exceeded the danger of a physical attack against the U.S. by a hostile foreign group. Read More »

Zanu-PF wins majority in Zimbabwe parliament elections, officials say

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Another protester, Colbert Mugwenhi, said: "We had no weapons". Chamisa's MDC won in most urban centres, where it enjoys majority support. President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe called for calm on Wednesday as opposition supporters clashed with police in central Harare ahead of the announcement of this week's presidential election results. Read More »

USA to launch new initiatives to expand Indo-Pacific economic engagement

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To burn brightest, this constellation needs the fuel of innovation and sustainable growth, he had said, adding that this is what America's Indo-Pacific strategy will promote. And while he spoke about leveraging these initiatives with U.S. allies and partners in the region, he said little about what Washington would pursue, with whom, and where. Read More »