Monday November 19-th, 2018

South Africa hits back at Trump over land seizure tweet South Africa hits back at Trump over land seizure tweet

Today, almost a quarter-century after the first democratic elections, black South Africans, who comprise 80 percent of the population, still own just 4 percent of the country's land, according to the government. The South African government respo...

Australia Gets A New Prime Minister Australia Gets A New Prime Minister

We have lost the prime minister; there is a government to save. The 50-year-old Morrison's stealth candidacy reflected aspirations he has had since he entered parliament in 2007, representing the Sydney seat of Cook - the site of Australia's last...

Team Trump warns impeachment would prompt revolt, economic crash Team Trump warns impeachment would prompt revolt, economic crash

Cohen can be charged in both the state and federal level for tax crimes because they don't apply to NY state's double jeopardy laws, CNN noted. Cohen is facing a 3-5 year jail sentence for federal campaign finance violations, in which he has implic...

Trump Calls Off Pompeo's North Korea Trip Trump Calls Off Pompeo's North Korea Trip

President Trump on Friday told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to cancel his planned trip to North Korea, citing a lack of "sufficient progress" with the rogue regime on denuclearization, while also slamming China. A Rocket has not been launched by...

GOP lawmaker accused of misusing campaign funds: My wife handled the money GOP lawmaker accused of misusing campaign funds: My wife handled the money

Hunter's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) wants everyone to know that not only did he not handle his campaign funds, but he's not even in charge of his own bank account. Hunter and his wif...

New Australian PM promises stability after decade of 'revolving door' leadership New Australian PM promises stability after decade of 'revolving door' leadership

Christopher Pyne, the Defence industry Minister and a Turnbull ally, refused to say he who would be backing and hit out at elements inside his party. Morrison won the Liberal leadership in a party room meeting on Friday, after the party voted to ...

Pakistan disputes United States account of Pompeo-Khan phone call Pakistan disputes United States account of Pompeo-Khan phone call

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called on Pakistan to take "decisive action" against all terrorists operating in the country. Before the election he repeatedly blamed Pakistan's participation in the US-led anti-terror campaign for the s...

Schumer: Republicans 'Co-Conspirators' With Trump If Silent on Cohen, Manafort

The Cohen and Manafort news came amid a spiral of corruption charges against Republicans, including an indictment on Tuesday against U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter for allegedly spending campaign money on personal expenses. Trump's national se...

Zimbabwe court to rule Friday on opposition's vote challenge Zimbabwe court to rule Friday on opposition's vote challenge

The landmark court ruling means Mnangagwa will be sworn in as Zimbabwe's president by Sunday. "The court finds that the applicant has failed to place before it clear, direct and sufficient and credible evidence that the irregularities he alleged ...

Prosecutors Nearly Got Manafort on All 18 Counts Prosecutors Nearly Got Manafort on All 18 Counts

Asked if she believed there were jurors whose personal political views influenced their decisions, Duncan said she did not believe so. Duncan's comments regarding the "one holdout" who prevented a conviction on all charges have been widely reporte...

Iran unveils new locally-built fighter jet 'Kowsar' amid rising regional tension Iran unveils new locally-built fighter jet 'Kowsar' amid rising regional tension

Trump started reimposing economic sanctions on Iran this month after pulling out of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers in May. Rouhani said US President Donald Trump has put the US at loggerhead with not only Iran, but even its allies such...

Reality Winner to Be Sentenced for Leaking Sensitive Government Intel Reality Winner to Be Sentenced for Leaking Sensitive Government Intel

District Court Judge J. Randal Hall in a federal court in Augusta . Still, her sentence of 63 months is the longest yet for a government leaker, prosecutors said when requesting the sentence. Wearing an orange jumpsuit, victor apologized for the...

Sessions Hits Back at Trump: DOJ 'Will Not Be Improperly Influenced' Sessions Hits Back at Trump: DOJ 'Will Not Be Improperly Influenced'

While the senior White House official said Trump is "positively inclined" to support some of the revisions that Grassley champions, he has not yet given his endorsement of a sentencing overhaul, and wants to continue the conversations, sources sa...

DNC Says Previously Reported 'Sophisticated' Cyberattack Wasn't An Attack After All DNC Says Previously Reported 'Sophisticated' Cyberattack Wasn't An Attack After All

The committee believed the page tried to fool users into providing their login information. The party official said it's not clear what third party was attempting the hack. President Donald Trump won the state in 2016 by just over 10,000 votes ...

U.S. Education Department mulls federal money for guns in schools U.S. Education Department mulls federal money for guns in schools

Education Secretary Betsey DeVos is reportedly considering a proposal that would allow states to use federal grant funding to pay for armed teachers in schools. The Education Secretary was tasked by the President with putting together a commission to...

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe held in Iran released temporarily Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe held in Iran released temporarily

Charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been given temporary release from prison in Iran for three days, her British husband Richard Ratcliffe said . "Gabriella had picked some flowers from the family garden, and was waiting to present them - t...

With friends like these: Taiwan's battle for allies and identity With friends like these: Taiwan's battle for allies and identity

Taiwan now has formal relations with only 17 countries worldwide, many of them small, less developed nations in Central America and the Pacific, including Belize and Nauru. Their establishment of diplomatic ties with the Chinese mainland is an irresi...

Centre may not accept UAE`s Rs. 700 crore Flood Relief for Kerala Centre may not accept UAE`s Rs. 700 crore Flood Relief for Kerala

An ambassador from Thailand today tweeted to say that India has made it clear that it would not accept worldwide aid for flood relief in Kerala - raising concerns of a shortfall during reconstruction in the ravaged state. The Centre has denie...

Why Mark Zuckerberg's Removal of 652 Facebook Accounts Is Big for Politics Why Mark Zuckerberg's Removal of 652 Facebook Accounts Is Big for Politics

Also Tuesday night, microblogging site Twitter said it has suspended 284 accounts from its website for engaging in coordinated manipulation. In total it found 74 Pages, 70 accounts, three groups on Facebook, and 76 accounts on Instagram.

John Bolton demands withdrawal of Iranian troops from Syria John Bolton demands withdrawal of Iranian troops from Syria

Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday during a visit to Jerusalem , John Bolton said: "We now see plans for the Syrian regime to resume offensive military activities in Idlib province". "It was not a question of where they would be inside ...

Malaysian leader says China-financed projects are canceled Malaysian leader says China-financed projects are canceled

Mahathir did not mention the projects in question but he vowed repeatedly before his China visit to discuss what he called "unfair" Chinese infrastructure deals authorised by former premier Najib Razak . "I explained to them we can not have the E...

One killed, two injured in knife attack near Paris One killed, two injured in knife attack near Paris

A man with severe psychiatric problems killed his mother and sister and seriously injured another woman in a knife attack Thursday in a suburb of Paris . When it initially sounded like an act of terror, ISIS quickly jumped on it, claiming respons...

US has 'addiction to sanctions', says Iran's foreign minister US has 'addiction to sanctions', says Iran's foreign minister

Mossadegh, restoring the dictatorship and subjugating Iranians for the next 25 years", Zarif said. Sunday marks 65 years since the coup toppled the democratically-elected government of Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddeq. Larijani said the USA has m...

A Jury Has Reached a Verdict in the Paul Manafort Case A Jury Has Reached a Verdict in the Paul Manafort Case

The other charges Cohen pleaded guilty to involve bank fraud and income tax evasion. If the payment did constitute a contribution, then the candidate would be obliged to make it from campaign funds in accordance with election laws. Speaking to MSNBC ...

Trump 'is misinformed in our view' - Ramaphosa's office on land tweet Trump 'is misinformed in our view' - Ramaphosa's office on land tweet

The State Department has not commented on Ramaphosa's announcement. Fikeni said Trump's antics were aimed at deflecting attention from his own internal woes in light of the scandals that have characterised his presidency. "As a effect, South Africa...

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