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U.S. 'strangling' Iran with sanctions, top United Nations court told

U.S. 'strangling' Iran with sanctions, top United Nations court told Iranian lawyers made the request Monday, suggesting the sanctions are starving the already weak economy and violate a treaty signed back in 1955. Last month, Iranian lawyers filed a case before the court that called on its judges to order the U.S. [Full Article...]

Trump Was Predictably Petty Following The Death Of Senator John McCain

Trump Was Predictably Petty Following The Death Of Senator John McCain In contrast, flags at both the U.S. Capitol and the Washington Monument remained at half-staff on Monday morning. He will be buried beside his friend and fellow Naval Academy classmate Admiral Chuck Larson. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. If only we remember that and give each other the benefit of the presumption that we all love our country we will get th... [Full Article...]

Facebook suspends Myanmar army chief's account after United Nations report on Rohingya genocide

Facebook suspends Myanmar army chief's account after United Nations report on Rohingya genocide But after collating satellite images and 875 interviews with victims and witnesses, including accounts of summary executions and mass rape , the investigators said in their report that events in Rakhine state "are similar in nature, gravity and scope to those that have allowed genocidal intent to be established in other contexts". [Full Article...]

Prime suspect in 1998 murder of Dutch boy Nicky Verstappen arrested

Prime suspect in 1998 murder of Dutch boy Nicky Verstappen arrested At one point investigators suspected Verstappen had fallen prey to the same person behind the disappearance of British girl Maddie McCann, who vanished from her family's hotel room during a holiday in Portugal in 2007 aged three. A leading defence lawyer said he was prepared to take on the case on Jos Brech's behalf as there were traces of DNA from other people on the body as well. [Full Article...]

7.1-magnitude natural disaster hits Peru-Brazil border

7.1-magnitude natural disaster hits Peru-Brazil border The quake occurred at around 4:00 local time (0900 GMT) at a depth of almost 610 km. The quake hit shortly after 0900 GMT, about 140 kilometres west of the Peruvian town of Iberia, the USGS said. Two people were killed in January and almost 140 injured when a separate 7.1 magnitude quake hit Peru's Arequipa region. Earthquakes are common in Peru because it lies on the boundary of Nazca a... [Full Article...]

Storms help with air pollution, but some parts of Utah still hazy

Storms help with air pollution, but some parts of Utah still hazy Portland, Vancouver B.C. and Seattle were all ranked in the Top 10 for worst air quality , with Portland ranking as high as second on Tuesday morning. "Keep well-hydrated, it keeps you healthy as well". NWS officials say everyone may begin to experience health effects. So we have seen comparisons to cities like Beijing and Delhi. [Full Article...]

Pope tells of shame at abuse scandal as visit divides Ireland

Pope tells of shame at abuse scandal as visit divides Ireland In the past three years, Irish voters have approved abortion and gay marriage in referendums, defying its wishes. However, for some survivors the Pope's words were not good enough. Aware of the lasting wounds of the abuse crisis here, Francis was expected to meet with victims during his 36-hour trip and will have "many opportunities" to speak out about abuse, the Vatican said. [Full Article...]

US State Department cuts over $200 million in aid to Palestinians

US State Department cuts over $200 million in aid to Palestinians The Trump Administration will announce in the next few days that it rejects the long-standing Palestinian demand for a "right of return" for million of refugees and their descendants to Israel, an Israeli television report said Saturday night. [Full Article...]

Ardern congratulates next Australian PM on job

Ardern congratulates next Australian PM on job Former Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull kisses his wife Lucy, while standing with daughter Daisy, and grandchildren Alice and Jack after a news conference in Canberra, Australia August 24, 2018. The 50-year-old overcame Peter Dutton , who was the key challenger to incumbent PM Malcolm Turnbull, to win a leadership ballot by 45 votes to 40. [Full Article...]

Facebook shuts 652 Iran-backed accounts linked in global disinformation campaign

Facebook shuts 652 Iran-backed accounts linked in global disinformation campaign Facebook , Twitter , and other social media companies have been scrambling to protect their platforms ahead of the midterm elections in November in an effort to weed out potential operations by foreign actors to politically influence American voters. [Full Article...]

Trump attacks on Mueller probe are becoming less effective, new poll suggests

Trump attacks on Mueller probe are becoming less effective, new poll suggests President Donald Trump maintained the felony counts Michael Cohen admitted to were not actual crimes in an interview aired Thursday. "While I am Attorney General, the actions of the Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations", Sessions said in what was seen as a veiled jab at Trump. [Full Article...]

Trump cancels North Korea visit

Trump cancels North Korea visit Bush, and was billed as Pompeo's pick to lead Trump's efforts to get North Korea to giving up his nukes. Trump's tweets may have come as a surprise to Stephen Biegun, who Pompeo also announced yesterday he had appointed special representative for North Korea. [Full Article...]

Clark County's air quality to shift between moderate and unhealthy

Clark County's air quality to shift between moderate and unhealthy MPCA says the smoke is expected to completely exit the state by 9 a.m. on Tuesday. While Metro Vancouver's air quality saw a brief reprieve on Friday, August 17th, the smoky haze returned the day after. Thousands of BC firefighters are getting help from colleagues from other Canadian provinces as well as from fire crews from Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. [Full Article...]

Ex-Trump aide faces up to six months’ jail

Ex-Trump aide faces up to six months’ jail Papadopoulos, who is one of the 32 people charged with crimes by the Mueller investigation thus far, signed no formal cooperation agreement as part of his plea agreement, but prosecutors had said that they would not seek the maximum possible sentence of five years, opting for zero to six months instead. [Full Article...]

Jury begins 3rd day of deliberations in Manafort fraud trial

Jury begins 3rd day of deliberations in Manafort fraud trial Manafort is charged with 18 counts of tax evasion, bank fraud and hiding foreign bank accounts brought by special counsel Robert Mueller as part of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States election. As other have noted, any efforts to actually impeach Donald Trump would require a massive political shift. In a pretrial hearing, he speculated that prosecutors only chos... [Full Article...]

McGahn seen as 'undercover operative' in White House

McGahn seen as 'undercover operative' in White House Mueller is investigating whether the president sought to obstruct justice as well as whether his campaign colluded with Russia's covert effort to sway the 2016 presidential election in Trump's favor. Trump used his tweets Sunday morning, which he wrote from his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, to intensify his assault on the special counsel investigation. [Full Article...]

Powerful magnitude 8.2 earthquakes strikes near Fiji, no tsunami triggered

Powerful magnitude 8.2 earthquakes strikes near Fiji, no tsunami triggered The quake struck just after midday Sunday and was nearly 560 kilometers deep, the USGS said . The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said one person died from a heart attack during the biggest of the daytime quakes and almost 100 houses near the epicenter were severely damaged. [Full Article...]

Former Intel Chiefs: White House Using Security Clearances As A 'Political Tool'

Former Intel Chiefs: White House Using Security Clearances As A 'Political Tool' Trump said that in addition to Brennan, the security clearances of nine other former officials are under review. Brennan said he believes Trump stripped his security clearance for political reasons and wants to "silence others who might dare to challenge him". [Full Article...]

Omarosa May Have As Many As 200 Tapes

Omarosa May Have As Many As 200 Tapes The New York Times reported Thursday that Manigault Newman is believed to have as many as 200 recordings, sparking concerns among some White House staffers they might make an appearance on other recordings. I don't have that word in my vocabulary , and never have. When Omarosa was sacked by the White House Chief of Staff in December of 2017, my entire family was concerned for her becau... [Full Article...]

Manafort judge to hold hearing on unsealing juror's names

Manafort judge to hold hearing on unsealing juror's names Mr Manafort denies charges of bank and tax fraud, in the first trial stemming from the inquiry into alleged Russian meddling into the 2016 USA elections. In a note to the judge that said it wanted to go home at 5:30pm (local time ), the jury asked for a definition of " reasonable doubt ". U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media before departing on Marine One to travel to NY, at the ... [Full Article...]


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