Friday August 17-th, 2018

Bill Browder, Kremlin Critic, Briefly Arrested In Spain For Murky Reasons

A police vehicle is seen outside the police station where British businessman Bill Browder , a prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin , was taken to when he was detained and then released by Spanish police in Madrid, May 30, 2018 .

Moscow rejects Ukraine’s accusation it murdered journalist Moscow rejects Ukraine’s accusation it murdered journalist

Police told The Moscow Times on Tuesday that Babchenko's work was the likely motive for the killing. "I would like to apologise for what you have all had to go through", Babchenko said . Babchenko served in the Russian army and fought during the...

Italy's League leader Salvini calls for new vote as soon as possible Italy's League leader Salvini calls for new vote as soon as possible

The president was due to meet Cottarelli at 1130 am (0930 GMT). Italy has been mired in a political stalemate for almost three months, with parties unable to form a new government following an inconclusive general election in March.

Kilauea Volcano's Lava Seen from Space Glowing at Night Kilauea Volcano's Lava Seen from Space Glowing at Night

A map showing road closures and location of lava flows from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano . The USGS recently warned residents about the noxious fumes emanating from the Kilauea volcano. In this Saturday image from video released by the U.S. Geologic...

President Trump Wishes He Picked Someone Else as Attorney General President Trump Wishes He Picked Someone Else as Attorney General

Trump's authority. During another interview with CBS Wednesday morning, Gowdy was asked about President Trump's use of the word "spy". During a Tuesday evening interview on Fox News, House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) di...

Russia, Israel agree to drive off Iranian military from Syrian border Russia, Israel agree to drive off Iranian military from Syrian border

In this endeavour it has formidable obstacles to overcome: "the regime is more dependent than ever on Iran , which Israel regards as its most implacable state foe; other enemies, particularly Hizbollah and Iran-backed Shiite militias, are entrenched...

'Murdered' Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko turns up alive at news conference 'Murdered' Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko turns up alive at news conference

Vasyl Gritsak, head of the Ukrainian Security Service, announced at a news conference Wednesday that the security agency and the police had solved Babchenko's slaying. But in Moscow, Russia's Investigative Committee distanced the Kremlin from the k...

Russia, Ukraine blame each other for journalist killing Russia, Ukraine blame each other for journalist killing

Babchenko's death follows those of prominent Russian journalist Pavel Sheremet , killed in a vehicle bomb in Kiev in 2016, and ex-Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov, who was shot dead in the city in 2017. Before ushering Babchenko into the room, Grit...

Search for MH370 ends Search for MH370 ends

Malaysia last week said the search by Texas-based company Ocean Infinity would end on Tuesday after two extensions of the original 90-day time limit. The Ocean Infinity search mission in the southern Indian Ocean was based on the " no cure, no fee ...

Headless Pompeii skeleton: Man decapitated while fleeing eruption, say archaeologists Headless Pompeii skeleton: Man decapitated while fleeing eruption, say archaeologists

Vesuvius in A.D. It's not terribly hard to imagine that a man struggling to walk would also have struggled to evacuate from the city - and then struggled to flee when the situation grew dire. Pompeii officials on Tuesday released a photograph showi...

Bill Browder warned of 'great risk' to British citizens weeks before arrest

Chris Bryant, the Labour MP, tweeted: "Spanish authorities tell me Bill Browder has been released". British businessman Bill Browder , a known critic of the Kremlin and an anti-corruption advocate, was briefly arrested Wednesday morning in Mad...

'Jesus Wouldn't be Riding a Donkey' 'Jesus Wouldn't be Riding a Donkey'

He'd be in an airplane preaching the gospel all over the world. In a tweet last week, Duplantis teased his " This Week with Jesse " video , saying that it illustrated "the importance of using aviation as an unbelievable tool for evangelizing the w...

Russian journalist shot dead in Ukraine Russian journalist shot dead in Ukraine

Mr Groysman added: "The killers should be punished". Babchenko had recently reported extensively and critically on the pro-Russian separatists fighting Ukraine's government in the country's east and who are backed by Moscow . "My home address has ...

Mattis says United States to continue operations in South China Sea Mattis says United States to continue operations in South China Sea

Harry Harris to Adm. Philip Davidson on Wednesday. "Concerns have come to me not from American government circles but also from foreign navies that are also concerned, very concerned about this continuing militarization of features in the South C...

British Vladimir Putin critic 'arrested in Spain on Russian warrant'

Later on Wednesday, Browder tweeted that he had been released by Spanish police after the "Interpol General Secretary in Lyon advised them not to honor the new Russian Interpol Red Notice". In 2016, the Council of Europe criticised Russia's attem...

Why Tommy Robinson Was Jailed, and Why U.S. Rightwingers Care Why Tommy Robinson Was Jailed, and Why U.S. Rightwingers Care

The video was viewed more than 250,000 times. Had we ignored the judge's ruling not only would we have been breaking the law but in doing so it could have put at risk a complex, serious and very expensive trial. At the time of the incident, which h...

Israeli intelligence minister denies Gaza ceasefire Israeli intelligence minister denies Gaza ceasefire

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who heads the Fatah faction that is dominant in the occupied West Bank, said Israel had used "vigorous aggression" against Gaza that proved it did not want peace. Kuwait, a non-permanent council member representin...

President Trump heads to Tennessee with eye on midterms President Trump heads to Tennessee with eye on midterms

U.S. President Donald Trump is turning his attention to Tennessee , where he will raise money and rally supporters Tuesday in a crucial race for control of the U.S. Trump criticized Bredesen for being backed by national Democrats, including the Se...

Puerto Rico hurricane death toll 70 times higher than official government estimate

Puerto Rico's government released a statement on Tuesday welcoming the study and saying it would analyze it further. Puerto Rico officials have not shared any new data on hurricane-related deaths since December 2017, when Governer Ricardo Rossell...

Palestinians launch barrages across border, Israel hits back with air strikes Palestinians launch barrages across border, Israel hits back with air strikes

Three Israeli soldiers were wounded by shrapnel, the military said , after dozens of mortar bombs and rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip, triggering warning sirens in southern Israel throughout the day and after dark. The U.N. Security Council w...

USGS: Please don't roast marshmallows over active volcano USGS: Please don't roast marshmallows over active volcano

Magma has drained from Kilauea's summit lava lake and flowed around 40km east underground, bursting out of about two dozen giant cracks or fissures. Fissures No. Those who are healthy, physically active and don't smoke can usually tolerate basic symp...

Papua New Guinea to ban Facebook for a month, official says Papua New Guinea to ban Facebook for a month, official says

Papua New Guinea media is reporting that the government is considering shutting the social media platform Facebook for a month while it conducts research into how it is used in the country. Facebook has come under serious scrutiny by many gover...

TV anchor, photojournalist killed when tree falls on vehicle in western NC TV anchor, photojournalist killed when tree falls on vehicle in western NC

WYFF anchor Mike McCormick and WYFF photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer were killed covering the impact of the heavy rain Greenville, S.C., May 28 , 2018. The fire crew found the vehicle still running and in drive. Journalists from other news sta...

Gaza escalates attacks, Israel responds with airstrikes

One mortar shell landed near a kindergarten shortly before it opened. The clashes raised fears of another round of conflict in Gaza. No Israelis have been killed and only a few soldiers have suffered minor injuries. "Qassam and Jerusalem Brigades...

Russian Federation knocks Mueller investigation as pointless Russian Federation knocks Mueller investigation as pointless

In this case, Trump has used reports that an Federal Bureau of Investigation official contacted his campaign aides with apparent ties to Russian Federation to conclude, sans evidence, that former President Barack Obama's Department of Justice was c...

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