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Ex-Trump Associate to Testify Before House Intel Committee on Russia Probe


Stone's lawyer, Robert Buschel, told Politico the July 24 hearing will be a closed session and that his client has repeatedly asked to publicly testify about his ties to Russian Federation and WikiLeaks on Capitol Hill . The fatal error? Podesta's IT person wrote back to his assistant calling the email "legitimate" when in fact he meant to say it was "illegitimate". Read More »

Former Trump campaign chairman registers as foreign agent


Jason Maloni , a Manafort spokesman, refused to go into details about what took Manafort so long to register as a foreign agent . And as Politico pointed out , the filing allows for amendments or changes, leaving open the possibility that Manafort and his firm did even more work for Ukraine. Read More »

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Weds Louise Linton


Other VIP guests included Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and his wife, Hilary Geary Ross, Secretary of Veteran Affairs David Shulkin, White House press secretary Sean Spicer and his wife, Rebecca Miller, and HUD Secretary Ben Carson . The wedding planner for the occasion was Lauryn Prattes, while floral designs were handled by Amaryllis. The blond wife of Mr Mnuchin, Louise Linton was born in Edinburgh, she has appeared in several Hollywood films but the cinema career probably is over ... Read More »

Sean Spicer: Reporters Ask Snarky Questions at Briefings to 'Become YouTube Stars'


Politico also reported Monday that David Martosko, U.S. political editor of, interviewed for the communications director job. "I don't think a lot of people turn the president down on anything he asks them to do". Mr Spicer's remarks on Tuesday came amid speculation that he is looking for his own replacement at the briefing room podium, which could be part of a larger plan to shake up the White House communications staff. Read More »

Iran fires missiles at militant groups in eastern Syria


ISIL, which stands for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and is also known as ISIS, claimed responsibility for the June 7 attacks on Iran's parliament and the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini that left 17 people dead. government which, on the one hand, claims it is fighting terrorism, and on the other hand sponsors ISIS militants. The incidents reflect mounting competition for areas of Syria where Islamic State (IS) insurgents are in retreat, leaving swathes of territory up for ... Read More »

Greens and NDP combine to vote down BC Liberal political finance bill


Liberals have been deliberately misleading British Columbians about their willingness to work across party lines.If the B.C. Liberals are being honest with British Columbians when they say they want to avoid an election and work across party lines, then we will have one of the most productive legislatures in history". Read More »

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Addresses Indian Community In Netherlands

In a joint communique after their bilateral meeting, they also and reiterated the need for a unified and collective effort by the global community to eliminate terrorism through a holistic approach. This year, the two countries are celebrating 70 years of the establishment of Indo-Dutch diplomatic relations. Above all, these objectives include combating terrorist threats, promoting stability across the Indo-Pacific region, increasing free and fair trade, and strengthening energy linkages. Read More »

Kremlin slams US warning of Syria attack

Photos posted by the military media showed a Russian helicopter and armored trucks on base. Days later, Trump ordered a cruise missile attack against the base in retaliation. Separately on Tuesday, the US -led coalition said it was investigating reports that airstrikes targeting Islamic State infrastructure in the eastern city of Mayadin also killed scores of civilians. Read More »

Everton sign Nigerian wonderkid Henry Onyekuru


He was rewarded with his first call-up to his homeland's senior squad at the beginning of this month for a 3-0 friendly win over Togo. West Bromwich Albion have reportedly joined Arsenal , Newcastle United and West Ham in the race to sign Nigerian youngster Henry Onyekuru . Read More »

Colombia FARC rebels seal historic disarmament


Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Rodrigo Londono, leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, commemorated on Tuesday the completion of the guerrillas' disarmament under a peace accord reached past year. Some of them will get amnesty or reduced sentences for crimes committed during the conflict. Critics such as conservative political leader Alvaro Uribe said the peace accord was too lenient on FARC members. Read More »

Syrian Observatory: dozens killed in air strike in Islamic State-held town

Gen. Stephen Townsend, to his Russian counterpart in Syria. "The closer we get, the more complex it gets". And as the fight goes on, he said the US will collect weapons and fix them, or take certain weapons back and provide others. If the conditions that provided fertile ground for ISIS to usurp territory in Iraq and Syria in 2014 do not improve for the local population, ISIS' anti-Western/anti-Shi'ite narratives will likely retain their appeal among Iraqi and Syrian Sunnis who find themselves ... Read More »

GOP senator to block arms sales over crisis with Qatar

In his first public speech condemning the actions by the Gulf Cooperation Council or GCC members against Qatar , Mr. Rouhani vowed that Tehran would remain Doha's stalwart ally whose "airspace, land and sea of our country will always be open to Qatar as a brotherly and neighboring country ". Read More »

Vikings Stand By WR Michael Floyd and Offer Support


Floyd has said the reason he tested positive is because of kombucha tea, something that could trigger a positive alcohol test, and for health benefits, it's something the Vikings serve to their players. He finished the 2016 season with the New England Patriots but didn't play in their Super Bowl win and became a free agent after the season. Michael Floyd started his 96-day home monitoring on March 13, 2017. Read More »

At least 10 injured in clashes in India-held Kashmir on Eid


According to Greater Kashmir , Kashmir's Baramulla district saw over a dozen protesters injured in the ensuing clashes with government forces. The Indian Express reported that to contain the stone-pelting incidents, police used teargas to disperse crowds after locals resorted to stone-pelting in Anantnag. Read More »

European Union gives cool reception to British offer on citizens rights

But she was heckled as opposition lawmakers accused her of using Europeans as "bargaining chips" by refusing to guarantee their rights until a reciprocal deal was struck for around one million Britons living elsewhere in the EU. Introduction of a new system - 'Settled status:' For EU nationals who have lived in the United Kingdom for five years on a continuous basis, there is the opportunity to gain "settled status", which would allow them to enjoy the same rights as British citizens. Read More »

US judge expands order blocking Iraqis' deportation


Immigration and Customs Enforcement has arrested almost 200 Iraqis since the start of May, including 114 in the Detroit area, which is home to a large Chaldean population. The largest Chaldean Christian community in the U.S. resides in the Detroit metropolitan area. The ACLU now wants Goldsmith to apply the suspension to all Iraqis who have been ordered to leave the usa , the Associated Press reported. Read More »

Sino-Indian troops' scuffle in Sikkim leads to tension


The Sikkim section of the China-India boundary has been defined by treaties, Geng said, noting that the Indian government has repeatedly confirmed in writing that there is no objection. "China hopes India will meet it halfway, not do anything to complicate the border issues and jointly maintain the good momentum of relations". He said the issue was being discussed by the two foreign ministries. Read More »

Record 65 million people displaced in 2016


Meanwhile, around half a million refugees returned to their home countries, while 189,300 people were resettled in 37 countries around the world. The Syrian conflict, which has killed more than 320,000 people, "is becoming a forgotten crisis ", he warned. Read More »

Corruption charge increases pressure on Brazil's president


Temer led a group of politicians that acted as a criminal syndicate, charging bribes in exchange for financing from state banks and favorable regulatory actions" and the prosecutor said the operation "remains in full activity today". Temer, who took over in May of a year ago after President Dilma Rousseff was impeached and later removed from office, now also has the dubious distinction of having the lowest approval rating of a president since 1989. Read More »

Erdogan rejects Arab demands; Turkish troops stay in Qatar

On Saturday, Qatar announced it had received a 13-point list of demands by four of the countries arrayed against it - namely Saudi Arabia , Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain - to end the weeks-long embargo. "Even though they still didn't come back to us on this, asking Turkey to pull back its troops (from Qatar) is disrespectful against Turkey", he said. Read More »

American Student Freed By North Korea Arrives Home


Some media reports said the North Koreans suggested Otto had come down with a case of botulism and fell into a coma after being given a sleeping pill. The star has visited the North at least four times before, most recently in 2014 when he attracted a deluge of criticism after being filmed singing happy birthday to his "friend for life", leader Kim. Read More »

79 now believed to have died in London high-rise fire


The investigation into the fire will span a "wide range of areas", Cundy said, from its original construction, to the refurbishment and how it has been managed and maintained. No. 10 officials said support workers would ensure people could access the cash - including those who may not have a bank account. "The search operation will be painstaking and having been in there myself it's really hard to describe the devastation that the fire has caused". Read More »

Near-final results show Macron's party winning


The FN's result showed the party struggling to rebound from Le Pen's bruising defeat by Macron in May's presidential run-off. Far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon, who came in a strong fourth place in the presidential vote with almost 20 percent support, is running for a parliamentary seat in the southern city of Marseille. Read More »

This Feels Like A Dream Run: Kidambi Srikanth

He had recently won the Indonesia Open Super Series as well. And the reigning World Champion was visibly overwhelmed by Srikanth's style of play as he started making uncharacteristic errors. After the break, a pinpoint smash down the line saw Srikanth extend his lead to three points. Even Srikanth agreed that Mulyo's inputs have helped him. Read More »

Grenfell Tower response: 60 high-rise blocks fail fire safety tests

The government has so far collected 34 samples of external cladding - panels widely used to insulate buildings and improve their appearance - and all failed a "combustibility test", Community Secretary Sajid Javid said. Camden Council leader Georgia Gould told BBC News that 83 residents had refused to leave, adding the situation "will become a matter for the fire service". Read More »

Dozens arrested after disability advocates protest at McConnell's office


The disability rights activists, some of whom were in wheelchairs, were there to voice their opposition to health care legislation that would make deep cuts to Medicaid . McConnell's office referred to Capitol Police for comment. "We're hanging out there like a ripe cherry to be plucked", says Mike Oxford, one of the organizers of the protest. Read More »

South Korea to scrap building new nuclear power plants


South Korea plans to complete the dismantling its oldest nuclear reactor by 2032, including removing spent nuclear fuel and releasing the site for other uses, the energy ministry said on Monday. Its nuclear electricity production was the fifth-largest in the world, according to the World Nuclear Association . Many reactors are located dangerously close to residential areas in the densely-populated nation, Moon said, warning of "unimaginable consequences" in case of a nuclear meltdown. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn gets rock star welcome at Glastonbury Festival

Corbyn's Labour Party surprised United Kingdom general election watchers earlier this month by gaining seats in Parliament, while the ruling Conservative Party lost seats, leaving Prime Minister Theresa May clinging to power. The site is strewn with flags bearing Corbyn's name, T-shirts featuring his face and riding a fox through fields of wheat towards Prime Minister Theresa May. Read More »