Wednesday October 17-th, 2018

Security forces deploy in Iraq’s city of Basra Security forces deploy in Iraq’s city of Basra

Abadi, whose grouping came third in the May polls, defended his record in parliament, describing the unrest as "political sabotage" and saying the crisis over public services was being exploited for political ends. Thousands of demonstrators rallied ...

Trump has 4 or 5 suspects for op-ed writer Trump has 4 or 5 suspects for op-ed writer

Washington was consumed by a wild guessing game as to the identity of the writer, and swift denials of involvement in the Op-Ed came Thursday from top administration officials, including from Vice President Mike Pence's office, Secretary of State ...

Despite Trump's tweet, Ford says it won't make hatchback in U.S.

The company said tariffs would hit "a wide range of Apple products", including computers, watches , adapters, chargers and tools used in its USA manufacturing, fix and data centers. Spared until now, mobile telephones, the biggest USA import from Ch...

Trump Administration Met with Venezuelan Coup Plotters — NYTimes Trump Administration Met with Venezuelan Coup Plotters — NYTimes

American officials met with the renegade Venezuelan military officers several times over the past year after the Venezuelan officers made contact, but Washington ultimately decided against supporting the coup, the two sources said. No joint opera...

Woodward: Draft Trump tweet alarmed Pentagon officials Woodward: Draft Trump tweet alarmed Pentagon officials

Woodward said he used multiple interviews with key witnesses to write the book, including one subject who was interviewed nine times , resulting in hundreds of pages of their transcribed statements. "I would say that maybe half of those are key peop...

Mike Pence 'never' part of 25th Amendment conversation, he says Mike Pence 'never' part of 25th Amendment conversation, he says

I wouldn't know", he said, adding that the op-ed and Woodward's book, " Fear: Trump in the White House ", are attempts to distract people from the administration's successes heading into November's midterm elections. "But he makes the decisions, an...

Florence becomes a hurricane, takes aim at US Southeast Florence becomes a hurricane, takes aim at US Southeast

The National Hurricane Center's 5 p.m. advisory showed the storm was over 720 miles southeast of Bermuda and was likely to intensify to a major Category 4 hurricane as it travels west across the warm Atlantic waters. "Review your emergency plans an...

Sweden Democrats second largest in elections Sweden Democrats second largest in elections

The Social Democrats" establishment "centre-right' rivals in the Moderate Party appear to have underwhelmed as well, with it looking likely that any mainstream minority coalition will have to cut deals with the Sweden Democrats - or each other - ...

7 wounded including 2 British tourists in Paris knife attack 7 wounded including 2 British tourists in Paris knife attack

A French police source said: "At this stage there is nothing to indicate that it could be a terrorist attack". The incident took place just after 11pm (10pm BST) on the banks of a canal in the northeast of the capital. They said the attacker was go...

Protesters in Basra storm Iranian consulate as deadly demonstrations rage Protesters in Basra storm Iranian consulate as deadly demonstrations rage

His decision came after protesters took to the streets, which made it hard for security forces to enforce the curfew. The attack "is an unacceptable development and is not in line with national hospitality for (diplomatic) missions", the ministry s...

Boris Johnson booed as he watches cricket at Oval Boris Johnson booed as he watches cricket at Oval

Tugendhat survived a suicide bombing outside his office in Afghanistan, he wrote on Twitter . The EU has suggested that if no other way was found to avoid physical border checks between Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland, then th...

Hague 'has jurisdiction' to investigate Myanmar in Rohingya case Hague 'has jurisdiction' to investigate Myanmar in Rohingya case

Although Myanmar is not a member of the Hague-based court, Bangladesh is, and the cross-border nature of deportation was sufficient for jurisdiction, the ICC said in Thursday's ruling. Myanmar has stonewalled in response to worldwide criticism, barri...

Many 'feared Dead' After Plane Crashes In S Many 'feared Dead' After Plane Crashes In S

The plane crashed by a river and an eye witness had earlier informed the press that some of the bodies had been recovered. There were three children among the 22 passengers, another source said. South Sudan was plunged into civil war in December 20...

Obama Goes After Trump: 6 Big Lines Obama Goes After Trump: 6 Big Lines

The Democrat hit out at the Republican party's record on the environment, the White House's "cosying up" Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Trump administration's targeting of minorities, and Trump's own threats against the media. Obama's speech...

Shooting at Alabama McDonald's leaves 1 dead, 4 wounded Shooting at Alabama McDonald's leaves 1 dead, 4 wounded

Four people were injured when shots were fired. A 20-year-old male from Tuskegee, Alabama , was discovered deceased, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The Auburn Police Division believes that the event is not a random shooting, however the...

Op-ed writer wanted to 'create chaos' Op-ed writer wanted to 'create chaos'

His press secretary also called on the official, whose identity is still unknown, to resign. "If they are that senior administration official, that they're violating an oath, not to the president, but to the Constitution". Pence says during a taped...

Cory Booker releases more Kavanaugh documents - and these may actually be confidential Cory Booker releases more Kavanaugh documents - and these may actually be confidential

They U.S. Attorney General typically does not follow up on random complaints lodged with its fax machine during off hours and over weekends by issuing a warrant for the subject's immediate arrest and detention. "I would expect Kavanaugh to uphold tha...

Sweden's nationalist party comes second place in elections Sweden's nationalist party comes second place in elections

The head of the four-party Alliance (the conservative Moderates, Centre, Liberals and Christian Democrats), Ulf Kristersson, told AFP on voting day his Alliance was the only option for change. The election will add to concerns in Brussels as the Euro...

Key quotes from Woodward book, NYT op-ed assailing Trump Key quotes from Woodward book, NYT op-ed assailing Trump

Mattis a day earlier had issued a statement denying his remarks in Woodward's book. That word "lodestar" - which means "one that serves as an inspiration, model or guide", according to Merriam-Webster - inspired social media members to hunt aro...

VP Mike Pence Asked if He’s Considered 25th Amendment to Remove Trump VP Mike Pence Asked if He’s Considered 25th Amendment to Remove Trump

Neither Pence nor Conway answered directly when asked if Sessions should treat Trump's comments as an order. Has he asked for an interview with you yet? Brennan asked once the cameras were back on. The depiction of Trump's White House offered by ...

Trump administration looks to sidestep limits on detaining immigrant children Trump administration looks to sidestep limits on detaining immigrant children

The announcement also proposed new rules that would allow USA authorities to detain minors during their immigration proceedings. The US government said on Thursday it will abandon a longstanding federal court agreement that limits how long im...

Zimbabwe president names new finance minister to revive economy Zimbabwe president names new finance minister to revive economy

His remarks were markedly different to those he made just six weeks ago, on the eve of the first election since he was ousted, when Mr Mugabe said he would vote for the opposition candidate and that he had not trusted Mr Mnangagwa since they began ...

Papadopoulos Sentenced To 14 Days In Prison Papadopoulos Sentenced To 14 Days In Prison

Papadopoulos, the first campaign aide sentenced in special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation , said he was "deeply embarrassed and ashamed" for having lied to FBI agents during an interview a year ago and acknowledged that his actio...

Iraqi protesters set fire to Iranian consulate in Basra Iraqi protesters set fire to Iranian consulate in Basra

On Friday, two protesters died from gunshot wounds and 39 were wounded, local health and security sources said . Thousands of demonstrators rallied outside the Iranian consulate on Friday while hundreds stormed the building and set it on fire, a...

Emotional celebrations greet India ruling legalising gay sex Emotional celebrations greet India ruling legalising gay sex

In its order, the apex court said, "The declaration of the aforesaid reading down of Section 377 shall not, however, lead to the reopening of any concluded prosecutions, but can certainly be relied upon in all pending matters, whether they are at t...

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