Tuesday September 18-th, 2018

Pompeo to Meet Kim Jong Un's Top Deputy on Summit Plans Pompeo to Meet Kim Jong Un's Top Deputy on Summit Plans

Determining what kind of deal Pyongyang would be willing to make is likely a subject of Pompeo's talks this week, and could be a determining factor in whether the summit goes forward. It was not clear if Trump meant he would need a second summi...

Trump wants a total ban on German luxury auto imports ars_ab.settitle(1316879)

VW's Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant makes Volkswagen's Passat model. The U.S. trade market has been rocky the past few months. BMW says the factory employs more than 10,000 people. Germany has touted investments made by its companies in the Un...

Justice Obstructed? Trump, Sessions & the Federal Bureau of Investigation Justice Obstructed? Trump, Sessions & the Federal Bureau of Investigation

In a three-part tweet , Trump quoted comments made by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) on Fox News in which he defended the president's "frustration" with Sessions. Publicly, in the summer of 2016, Trump was dismissing the idea that Russian Federation...

Hurricane Maria killed 4500 in Puerto Rico, 70 times official toll Hurricane Maria killed 4500 in Puerto Rico, 70 times official toll

Because family members may have misremembered details, researchers warned that the final number is likely higher. "These numbers will serve as an important independent comparison to official statistics from death-registry data, which are now being ...

Trump levies steel, aluminum tariffs on EU, Canada, Mexico Trump levies steel, aluminum tariffs on EU, Canada, Mexico

US President Donald Trump announced plans for tariffs on foreign steel and aluminium in March, justifying them on national security grounds. Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a news conference in Ottawa, Ontario, Canad...

Rajoy poised to step down as Spain's prime minister amid confidence vote Rajoy poised to step down as Spain's prime minister amid confidence vote

The 63-year-old is accused of failing to take responsibility for his party's involvement, which came to light last week after a former treasurer Luis Bárcenas was jailed for 33 years for receiving bribes, money laundering and tax crimes. Aitor Esteba...

Spanish PM Rajoy forced out of office Spanish PM Rajoy forced out of office

But Rajoy's departure after six years in office casts one of the euro zone's top four economies into an uncertain political landscape, just as another - Italy - pulled back from early elections. After the vote result was announced, members of Podemos...

Russian journalist believed murdered reveals 'death' was staged by Ukrainian police Russian journalist believed murdered reveals 'death' was staged by Ukrainian police

Hrytsak said the Russian security services were behind the plot and that his agents had apprehended the organizer. Vasily Gritsak, head of the Ukrainian Security Service, told the news conference the agency had faked Babchenko's death in or...

Theresa May slammed by business leaders on Brexit Theresa May slammed by business leaders on Brexit

France is blocking Britain's attempt to remain part of a European Union security system that helps to identify foreign criminals and is created to keep the public safe. British manufacturers have added to the pressure on May by calling on the gover...

Spain's PM Rajoy gets standing ovation ahead of no-confidence vote

MPs from eight parties voted today to dispatch Mr Rajoy to history, eight years after his conservative government stormed to power in a landslide victory in 2011. He has already committed to respecting a budget passed by Rajoy, and the fragmented par...

In Mexico, another journalist was beaten to death In Mexico, another journalist was beaten to death

Hector Gonzalez is the third journalist killed in Mexico alone over the last two weeks. Tamaulipas, the scene of bloody turf wars between rival drug cartels, has been hit particularly hard. And earlier this month, radio journalist Juan Carlos...

Putin critic Bill Browder released after arrest in Madrid Putin critic Bill Browder released after arrest in Madrid

His death prompted Browder , once the largest foreign portfolio investor in Russian Federation, to work with the US Congress to pass the Magnitsky Act, which levied targeted sanctions against powerful players in Russian Federation and has infuriated...

Donald Trump Considering Pardon for Martha Stewart, Commuting Gov. Rod Blagojevich Sentence Donald Trump Considering Pardon for Martha Stewart, Commuting Gov. Rod Blagojevich Sentence

Trump, who was an executive producer, on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart ". "She was not convicted of any kind of substantive crime, but she was convicted of a false statement to a federal authority". Barack Obama when he made a decision to run f...

In nod to India, US military renames its Pacific Command In nod to India, US military renames its Pacific Command

Henceforth, the storied US Pacific Command, or PACOM, which was formed after World War II, will be known as the US Indo-Pacific Command. "In recognition of the increasing connectivity between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, today we rename the U.S.

Michael Avenatti Withdraws Bid To Appear Before Judge in Cohen Probe Michael Avenatti Withdraws Bid To Appear Before Judge in Cohen Probe

After the court hearing, Avenatti withdrew his request to join the case. The possibility of tapes in Cohen's position, and their alleged leaking, were part of the reason Clifford was seeking intervenor status in the case, according to Avenatti.

Russian, Iranian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz presidents to visit China Russian, Iranian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz presidents to visit China

In February, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani visited New Delhi when several agreements were inked to expand bilateral economic ties. Rouhani will pay a working visit to China and attend the summit of the China and Russia-led security bloc the Shang...

U.S. Officials Enter North Korea to Lay Groundwork for Summit Meeting U.S. Officials Enter North Korea to Lay Groundwork for Summit Meeting

During that period North Korea ramped up its hacking programmes, including a hugely costly penetration of Sony Pictures that was seen as an attempt to stop the release of an American comedy film poking fun at the Kim Jong Un regime. Pompeo's spok...

Kremlin calls staging of Russian journalist's death in Kiev unusual Kremlin calls staging of Russian journalist's death in Kiev unusual

Babchenko, a prominent war reporter and Kremlin critic, was reported assassinated on Tuesday, but then appeared in the flesh at a press conference on Wednesday, where the SBU said that they faked his death to catch a would-be assassin who was...

Florida school-shooting suspect foretold intention in videos Florida school-shooting suspect foretold intention in videos

He adds with a chuckle: "You'll all know who I am". In the videos , Cruz talks about his plan to murder students and teachers at the Parkland high school. In one video, Cruz said his former classmates thought he was "an idiot and a dumb ass". Today ...

Days after Aliya, Chelsea owner Abramovich withdraws United Kingdom visa request Days after Aliya, Chelsea owner Abramovich withdraws United Kingdom visa request

The move has not been confirmed by Abramovich's Moscow-based spokesman John Mann, while Chelsea declined a request from ESPN FC to comment. The clarification came after Mr Abramovich was granted citizenship in Israel after failing to renew his visa...

In new reversal, Trump says he didn't fire Comey over Russian Federation In new reversal, Trump says he didn't fire Comey over Russian Federation

Trump pushed back on Thursday. Trump's comments on Thursday followed a barrage of attacks in recent days targeting Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into possible collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation. Rosenstein helped pr...

Trump reportedly wants to push German carmakers out of the U.S. Trump reportedly wants to push German carmakers out of the U.S.

This could destroy exports by German carmakers, which control 90 percent of the USA premium market and are the biggest European Union exporters of cars to the United States. Trump's auto tariff is a test of Franco-German solidarity since French carma...

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa says elections will be held on July 30 Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa says elections will be held on July 30

Mnangagwa and his party will be challenged by Nelson Chamisa who is leading the opposition Movement for Democratic Change. Prospective candidates will be registered on June 14. Mnangagwa urged ZANU-PF primary election candidates at a meeting on Wed...

Denmark bans wearing the burqa in public Denmark bans wearing the burqa in public

The Danish government says it is not aimed at any religions and does not ban headscarves, turbans or the traditional Jewish skull cap, AP reports . "All women should be free to dress as they please and to wear clothing that expresses their identit...

Chelsea shelve Stamford Bridge project over ‘unfavourable investment climate’ Chelsea shelve Stamford Bridge project over ‘unfavourable investment climate’

These are uncertain times in the future of our football club. The team was granted permission in January 2017 to build a new stadium in London. Chelsea Football Club has put its ambitious London stadium redevelopment plans on hold, citing an unfa...

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