Monday November 19-th, 2018

Trump volunteer blocks photojournalist's camera during rally Trump volunteer blocks photojournalist's camera during rally

This curious case of the Streisand effect - in which an attempt to censor something makes it publicized much more widely - is courtesy Evan Vucci , the Associated Press' Chief Photographer in Washington . Workers' Party Cork City councillor Ted...

Manafort associate admits paying Trump inauguration $50,000 in Ukrainian cash Manafort associate admits paying Trump inauguration $50,000 in Ukrainian cash

The prosecution was handled by the U.S. Attorneys Office in D.C.; however, Patten's plea agreement calls for cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller and members of Mueller's team were present at his plea hearing in D.C.'s federal courthou...

US Bans Citizens from Travelling to N Korea US Bans Citizens from Travelling to N Korea

News reports have suggested the North may have demanded early rewards for the denuclearization steps it has taken so far. One can understand why North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un thought he could get away with lying to President Trump. It came a da...

Iran, too, may withdraw from nuke deal: Supreme leader Iran, too, may withdraw from nuke deal: Supreme leader

His standing has been hurt by President Donald Trump's withdrawal in May from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, and some allies say the rare summons to appear before the legislature was politically motivated to undermine him. Lawmakers dismissed Rouhan...

WATCH Boris Johnson being mocked by Kenyan president WATCH Boris Johnson being mocked by Kenyan president

The Prime Minister was filmed dancing when she met a group of scouts in Kenya on Thursday, pulling moves some have dubbed the "Maybot". "As Britain prepares to leave the European Union we're committed to a smooth transition that ensures continuit...

Protests in Uganda after lawmakers detained at airport Protests in Uganda after lawmakers detained at airport

On Thursday, police "violently abducted" Ssentamu and put him into a police ambulance, another lawyer, Nicholas Opiyo, said on Twitter. The 36-year-old had been freed on bail on Monday but faced no travel restrictions after he and several other l...

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe moved to hospital wing of prison after 'blacking out' Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe moved to hospital wing of prison after 'blacking out'

Mr Ratcliffe said his wife's condition "feels like the physical symptoms of crushing disappointment since she went back into prison". He praised Mr Hunt for being "clear and critical" after his wife voluntarily returned to jail following an emoti...

AMI's David Pecker Exits Postmedia Board 08/30/2018 AMI's David Pecker Exits Postmedia Board 08/30/2018

Cohen could even be heard specifically stating, "It's all the stuff...all the stuff, because you never know". Cohen agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors this month that included an admission that he had made payments to silence two women who clai...

European Commission wants to abolish daylight saving time system European Commission wants to abolish daylight saving time system

Last month, the USA and EU agreed not to impose new tariffs on each other after Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker met at the White House. The UK is one of the 28 nations, but is due to leave the European Union in March 2...

Ukrainian separatist leader is killed in restaurant bombing Ukrainian separatist leader is killed in restaurant bombing

Donetsk declared a state of emergency, canceled first-day-of-school celebrations, and sealed off the city, according to Russian news reports. Mr Zakharchenko, 42, had been leader since 2014, the year that parts of eastern Ukraine dominated by Russi...

Letter from North Korea's Kim Yong-chol prompted cancellation of Pompeo's trip Letter from North Korea's Kim Yong-chol prompted cancellation of Pompeo's trip

South Korea on Friday sent a message to Pyongyang proposing it send a special envoy and North Korea agreed, Moon's office said in a statement. The ban provides some exceptions for people traveling to North Korea "for extremely limited purposes", n...

Russia's Putin softens pension reforms after outcry Russia's Putin softens pension reforms after outcry

The government is planning to gradually raise the state pension age by five years to 65 for men and by eight years 63 for women, in the first such hike in almost 90 years as the economy struggles amid Western sanctions. Analysts said the move to put ...

US couple ordered to turn over funds raised for homeless man US couple ordered to turn over funds raised for homeless man

According to one of Bobbit's attorneys, Christopher C. Fallon , numerous requests to D'Amico to account for the GoFundMe money went ignored. D'Amico told Kelly they would allow a forensic accounting of the remaining funds, which they believe m...

Washington lauds McCain as one of America's 'bravest souls,' Trump absent Washington lauds McCain as one of America's 'bravest souls,' Trump absent

Pence said that President Donald Trump - a man who was not invited to services for McCain - asked him to be there. "The president asked me to be here on behalf of a grateful nation to pay a debt of honor and respect to a man who served our count...

USA to end all funding for UNRWA which supports Palestinian ‘refugees’ USA to end all funding for UNRWA which supports Palestinian ‘refugees’

On Thursday, the Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump's administration will make an announcement within the next several weeks that the U.S. Limiting the number of "refugees" would effectively remove the Palestinian "right of return...

FEMA set to end housing aid for Hurricane Maria victims FEMA set to end housing aid for Hurricane Maria victims

The Mayor of Puerto Rico's capital San Juan, Carmen Yulin Cruz, said U.S. President Donald Trump's negligent response to Hurricane Maria in September 2017 was responsible for the deaths of nearly 3,000 people. All three of the deadliest hurricane...

Pak PM Khan calls for expanding bilateral cooperation with Japan Pak PM Khan calls for expanding bilateral cooperation with Japan

He said Pakistan's believed view, the financial matters, especially any prospective decision regarding multilateral financial institutions, was an entirely different subject. Recalling his recent telephonic conversation with president Rouhani, Kha...

More Rights Activists Detained More Rights Activists Detained

The bench consisting Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice AM Lhanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud ordered that the arrested activists be kept in their respective house without police taking them in their custody. The ruling party pointed out that ac...

Judge Orders Couple to Hand over Cash Raised for Homeless Veteran

Identified as Johnny Bobbitt , he became an internet sensation after he gave his last $20 to a woman identified as Kate McClure, when her auto ran out of petrol. The couple also bought Bobbitt a camper with some of the funds and parked it on land ...

Trump blames China for hacking of Clinton emails Trump blames China for hacking of Clinton emails

During a July 12 House Committee on the Judiciary hearing, Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert (R) disclosed that the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) found that virtually all of Clinton's emails from her homebrew server were funneled to a "fo...

Justice Department lawyer said Russian Federation had Donald Trump ‘over a barrel’ Justice Department lawyer said Russian Federation had Donald Trump ‘over a barrel’

This week Ohr discussed that meeting with lawmakers in a private interview. This is in line with unverified information from the Steele dossier that indicated that the Russian government may have had blackmail material on Trump. But the investigati...

Trump Quietly Unblocks More Critics on Twitter Trump Quietly Unblocks More Critics on Twitter

On Tuesday, those who had been blocked by POTUS relished over the fact that he (or whoever has access to his account) was forced to unblock users. The blocked users claimed that Twitter functions as a public forum, in much the same way that an ol...

Trump won't say if Sessions' job is safe after November Trump won't say if Sessions' job is safe after November

The strains in their relationship, which have percolated for months, have given way to broad speculation that Sessions could be fired or quit. Senator Lindsey Graham , who is close to Trump and a defender of Sessions, said last week he believed ...

DOJ sides against Harvard in Asian-American admissions feud DOJ sides against Harvard in Asian-American admissions feud

Harvard has previously denied this, saying admission rates for Asian-Americans had grown. From 2006 to 2011, they were drafted in at least 242, nearly all by the Obama administration on issues such as videotaping police brutality and ensuring that bl...

Martha McSally wins GOP nomination for Arizona's US Senate seat Martha McSally wins GOP nomination for Arizona's US Senate seat

Though she had token opposition from the left in Tuesday's Arizona primary for the party's nomination for U.S. Senate, Democrats are largely united behind her. Andrew Gillium, Florida's 2018 Democratic gubernatorial candidate and current mayor...

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