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Global News Trump asks if FBI firing means end to Russia probe
Author: 0 Trump asks if FBI firing means end to Russia probe

Last year, FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller removed Strzok from the probe into Russian interference, after discovering that he had been having an affair with former FBI lawyer Lisa Page . Goelman said the FBI departed from established precedent by firing Strzok, who had served in the bureau for 21 years. Strzok's attorney, Aitan Goelman , said in a statement that FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich made the decision to terminate his client.

Global News US launches airstrikes as Taliban attack Afghan city
Author: 0 US launches airstrikes as Taliban attack Afghan city

Tolo News reports that Afghanistan's Army Chief of Staff Mohammad Sharif Yaftali is slated to arrive in the province later today to take charge of the situation. Earlier on Saturday the Taliban claimed victory in the fight for the city, saying their forces were in control of Ghanzi after routing Afghan troops.

Global News Germany says Trump's tariffs, sanctions destroy jobs and growth
Author: 0 Germany says Trump's tariffs, sanctions destroy jobs and growth

He also said some of the "red-lines" that Iran had designated in the nuclear deal were crossed, but did not specify which ones. U.S. Ambassador to Britain Robert Wood Johnson urged the United Kingdom on Sunday to stop supporting Iran's nuclear deal and instead join forces with Washington to counter the global threat it says Tehran poses.

Global News Troops to see ‘biggest pay increase’ in a decade
Author: 0 Troops to see ‘biggest pay increase’ in a decade

John McCain (R-Ariz.) at an event on Monday where he signed a defense bill named for the former prisoner of war. Standing in front of soldiers and senior military leaders at Fort Drum in NY, U.S. Yet as Toronto Star's Washington Correspondent Daniel Dale pointed out, that assessment is incorrect - even disregarding the valuation of US currency changing from year-to-year, former President Barack Obama signed into law a much larger spending package seven years ago.

Global News White House slams Omarosa Manigault Newman's new book as 'riddled with lies'
Author: 0 White House slams Omarosa Manigault Newman's new book as 'riddled with lies'

In leaked excerpts of Omarosa's new book published by the Guardian , she claims that Trump once exploded when he saw a report about George Conway criticizing his administration. Other unverified details from Omarosa's book include Trump installing a tanning bed in the White House and her walking in on a meeting between the president and his since estranged consigliere Michael Cohen that ended with Trump chewing and swallowing a piece of paper.

Global News Turkey's partnership with USA in jeopardy, Erdogan warns
Author: 0 Turkey's partnership with USA in jeopardy, Erdogan warns

The lira tumbled 14 per cent last Friday to 6.51 per dollar, a massive move for a currency that will make Turkish residents poorer and further erode global investors' confidence in the country. Donald Trump took to Twitter yesterday to boast about the value of the dollar against the lira . Turkey's trade ministry said the tariffs were against World Trade Organisation rules.

Global News PM Modi hopes Imran Khan’s Pakistan will work for peace
Author: 0 PM Modi hopes Imran Khan’s Pakistan will work for peace

The NA speaker will be elected first after which he will conduct the election of the deputy speaker. He then administered oath to the MNAs-elect following which they signed the roll of members in alphabetical order. PTI leader Jahangir Tareen Khan said on Sunday that the PML-N destroyed institutions during its tenure in the federal government and Punjab government.

Global News Crews battle growing wildfire near homes in California
Author: 0 Crews battle growing wildfire near homes in California

The fire had consumed more than 305,000 acres in Northern California , or 476 square miles - an expanse almost as large as the city of Los Angeles. Gov. He also claimed he had been threatened by the MS-13 gang. Steep, inaccessible terrain has hampered crews tackling the Holy fire and the blaze was only 10 percent contained on Friday.

Global News Whitmer Wins Democratic Primary In Governor's Race
Author: 0 Whitmer Wins Democratic Primary In Governor's Race

If Gretchen Whitmer wins in the general election she'll become the second woman ever to be Michigan's governor and could head an all-female democrat ticket in November. Schuette, like Kobach, was also endorsed by Trump for governor. "I like balanced budgets". Whitmer asked the supporters of El-Sayed - who was endorsed by Vermont Sen.

Global News Indonesian Earthquake Rattles Island of Lombok, Direct Relief Extends Support
Author: 0 Indonesian Earthquake Rattles Island of Lombok, Direct Relief Extends Support

Rescuers on Indonesia's quake-hit island of Lombok dug through the rubble of a mosque on Wednesday, hoping to reach the aunt of a sprinter who became a national hero last month at the under-20 world championships in Finland. The second quake in a week to hit Lombok has killed almost 100 people. In a separate Facebook post, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it has set up a counter at Lombok International Airport to provide consular assistance to Singaporeans affected by the recent ...

Global News Manafort defence attorneys rip into star prosecution witness
Author: 0 Manafort defence attorneys rip into star prosecution witness

Rick Gates , Manafort's long-time deputy, came in for a withering cross-examination as he took the stand in a packed federal courtroom in Alexandria, Virginia . CNN reported Thursday that the filing referred to a conversation between trial attorneys and the judge after Manafort attorney Kevin Downing asked Gates , "Were you interviewed on several occasions about your time at the Trump campaign?" Gates pleaded guilty in February and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors under a deal that ...

Author: 0 U.S. tariffs on China: Trump administration adds $16 billion

This is part of the US' response to China's "unfair trade practices" related to the forced transfer of American technology and intellectual property, the US Trade Representative (USTR) said. After Liu visited Washington later that month, the nations released a joint statement pledging to reduce the USA trade deficit with China, among other things.

Global News Boy's Remains Found At Raided New Mexico Compound
Author: 0 Boy's Remains Found At Raided New Mexico Compound

Authorities combing a compound in rural New Mexico found the remains of a young child on Monday, just days after 11 starving children were rescued from the same location , police said . "All were arrested without incident in Taos and were later booked in the Taos Adult Detention Center", it said. "It's obvious to me that they were brainwashed and feel great intimidation from the men that were in control of this facility", Hogrefe said of the women and children.

Global News 5 killed after plane nosedived in California parking lot
Author: 0 5 killed after plane nosedived in California parking lot

The pilot was 53-year-old Scott Shepherd, a Diablo resident; 62-year-old Floria Hakimi from Danville; 42-year-old Lara Shepherd from Diablo; 32-year-old Navid Hakimi of Los Angeles; and 29-year-old Nasim Ghanadan from Alamo. Small plane Cessna 414 departed from Concord, collapsed 2 miles from John Wayne in California. Fire authorities were called about the crash around 12:30 p.m.

Global News Acting President Osinbajo sacks DSS Boss Lawal Daura
Author: 0 Acting President Osinbajo sacks DSS Boss Lawal Daura

Local media reported that the men were operatives of the State security service headed by Security chief Lawal Musa Daura, who has now been fired. Said: "The Nigeria Police Force wishes to categorically state that its personnel was not involved in any way whatsoever in the blockade of the National Assembly in the early hours of today, 7th August, 2018".

Global News Brooklyn nail salon brawl over eyebrow wax stirs racially-tinged protests
Author: 0 Brooklyn nail salon brawl over eyebrow wax stirs racially-tinged protests

The nail salon, however, claims that Thomas refused to pay for all of the services. The incident occurred after a customer complained about her $5 eyebrow service Friday. up a lady eyebrow and she refused to pay then a fight broke outttt", she wrote, including the salon's address. Thomas declined medical attention, the station reported.

Global News Trump team expected to respond to Mueller in coming days regarding interview
Author: 0 Trump team expected to respond to Mueller in coming days regarding interview

The president is calling "fake news" on the reports saying he's anxious about his son's legal exposure on this matter, but in the meantime, there are lingering questions about this, along with Michael Cohen's claim that Trump Sr. This is something Trump has said regularly about the Trump Tower meeting, and something he has re-upped now that Michael Cohen is reportedly telling people that Trump did know about it.

Global News State GOP would rather not mention Trump in campaign
Author: 0 State GOP would rather not mention Trump in campaign

He is there to drum up support for Republican state senator Troy Balderson, who is running against Democrat Danny O'Connor in a Tuesday special election in the state's 12th Congressional District. Here in CT, of course, that latter term is said in revulsion by GOP leadership to describe funds that are used to attract industry to this state in competition against primarily Republican-ruled states that also dangle financial incentives before companies to induce them to locate there.

Global News 11 killed, almost 70 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings
Author: 0 11 killed, almost 70 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

A 19-year-old was shot in the back of the head and pronounced dead at the scene. "Detectives are working around the clock to investigate the incidents, build a timeline of events and identify any shooter", said Waller . "I promise we will not be defeated", Waller said. The people who were shot weren't cooperating with investigators, and the circumstances of the shooting weren't immediately known.

Global News Former Paul Manafort partner Rick Gates to testify next in fraud trial
Author: 0 Former Paul Manafort partner Rick Gates to testify next in fraud trial

Asked whether the money in the accounts was income to Manafort, Gates said, "it was". Gates is testifying as part of a plea agreement with the government. In calling Gates, the government will present jurors with the firsthand account of a co-conspirator expected to say Manafort was knee-deep in an alleged scheme to hide millions of dollars from the IRS and defraud several banks.

Global News Lisbon breaks record for maximum temperature reaching 44 C (111.2 F)
Author: 0 Lisbon breaks record for maximum temperature reaching 44 C (111.2 F)

The heatwave has brought drought and wildfires to Europe from Greece, where 91 people died in a fire in July, to Sweden . The highest temperature recorded Thursday, when the heat began to rise, was 45.2 C (113.4 F) near Abrantes, a town 150 kilometers (93 miles) northeast of the capital, Lisbon , the country's weather agency IPMA said.

Global News Basic Income Pilot Program cancelled
Author: 0 Basic Income Pilot Program cancelled

The head of the New democratic party of Ontario Andrea Horvath considered that the plan of the government of Ontario "terrible" and makes people deal with deeper poverty. "It's one of the things I'm really anxious about", said Kwame McKenzie, a psychiatrist and CEO of the Wellesley Institute, on Thursday. In their pre-election budget, the Liberals set the increase for social assistance at three per cent.

Global News Israel PM Defends Law in Face of Druze Outrage
Author: 0 Israel PM Defends Law in Face of Druze Outrage

The impact of the law on Israel's Druze minority is a particular focus of the rally. Druze community members organized Saturday's march, held under the motto: "Equal rights for all citizens". The government says the bill merely enshrines the country's existing character, but critics say it undercuts Israel's democratic values and marginalizes the country's Arab minority, which makes up about 20 percent of the population.

Global News Vintage Plane Crashes in Swiss Alps: 20 Feared Dead
Author: 0 Vintage Plane Crashes in Swiss Alps: 20 Feared Dead

The wreckage of the plane was in a basin at 2,450 metres (8,000 feet) above sea level surrounded on three sides by peaks, a Reuters witness said. Police in central Switzerland said that a small plane has crashed in a forest, killing several people.

Global News Indonesia issues tsunami warning after 7.0 quake strikes off Lombok island
Author: 0 Indonesia issues tsunami warning after 7.0 quake strikes off Lombok island

The quake also triggered a tsunami warning for the area that since has been canceled, said Dwikorita Karnawati, head of Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency. The quake was felt some 100km away on the bustling resort island of Bali, and there were early reports of damage including to Ngurah Rai International Airport.

Global News Trump Calls for Photo ID for Voting at Florida Rally
Author: 0 Trump Calls for Photo ID for Voting at Florida Rally

Trump also trumpeted Republican gubernatorial candidate Rep. Ron DeSantis , a staunch defender of the president against the Mueller probe looking into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. Trump will be speaking at a rally at the Florida State Fairgrounds in support of Ron DeSantis for Governor. But Trump is also concerned about the outcome of the midterms.

Global News US, Turkey to resolve detainee spat 'in a matter of days': Pompeo
Author: 0 US, Turkey to resolve detainee spat 'in a matter of days': Pompeo

Mr. Erdogan's government also alleges the Mr. Brunson has ties to a Turkish preacher now living in exile in the US whom Ankara accuses of fomenting the coup. "These are innocent people". He said the sanctions are meant to show Turkey that the U.S. is "serious" about the issue. "We've seen no evidence that Pastor Brunson has done anything wrong", Sanders said, calling his detention "unfair and unjust".

Global News Jordan army clashes with Islamic State militants fleeing Syrian forces
Author: 0 Jordan army clashes with Islamic State militants fleeing Syrian forces

After weeks of intensive Russian-backed bombing, Syrian forces have seized the lush farmland where the Yarmouk River flows that was once controlled by a group affiliated to Islamic State known as the Khaled Bin Walid Army. "As to everything that is happening on the other side in Syria, from our view the situation is returning to how it was before the civil war, meaning there is a clear address, someone responsible and a central authority".

Global News Russia, China out to prove democracy will fail, Rep. Chris Stewart says
Author: 0 Russia, China out to prove democracy will fail, Rep. Chris Stewart says

The U.S. intelligence community remains concerned about election security, and Russian Federation is still trying to interfere in American elections, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said on Thursday. The illegal activity includes criminal efforts to suppress voting and provide illegal campaign financing, cyber attacks against voting infrastructure along with computer intrusions targeting elected officials and others, USA officials said.

Global News Koch Brothers Are a 'Total Joke'
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The Trump administration announced last week a $12 billion spending plan to support farmers, particularly Midwestern soybean producers. Early morning Twitter attacks by the President of the United States on those who criticize him, have become commonplace these days.

Global News Three dead in Zimbabwe protests over alleged election fraud
Author: 0 Three dead in Zimbabwe protests over alleged election fraud

United Nations deputy spokesman Farhan Haq appealed to Zimbabwe "to exercise restraint and reject any form of violence while awaiting resolution of the disputes and announcement of the election results". This follows violence which erupted yesterday at the Harare International Convention Centre, where thousands of members from the opposition demonstrated to the Elections Command Centre as counting of the results was under way.

Global News Trump’s Indo-Pacific vision to be revealed
Author: 0 Trump’s Indo-Pacific vision to be revealed

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo took not-so-subtle digs at China in pitching U.S. commitment to a "free and open" Indo-Pacific region despite President Donald Trump's decision past year to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

Global News Indonesia Invites North Korea's Kim Jong-un to Asian Games
Author: 0 Indonesia Invites North Korea's Kim Jong-un to Asian Games

The lack of info about the supposed remains of United States servicemen from the Korean War will cause the process of identification to take years, according to CNN . The claim that North Korean society is prosperous also belies warnings in state propaganda published as recently as last week that the nation might soon face even more poverty than it is used to.

Global News Fact or Fiction: Is Trump Right to Claim Collusion Isn't a Crime?
Author: 0 Fact or Fiction: Is Trump Right to Claim Collusion Isn't a Crime?

Giuliani made headlines Monday when he gave a series of rambling TV interviews in which he stated that " collusion is not a crime ". As the trial of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort looms on Tuesday, Wilson says the administration is trying to stage a distraction for Trump supporters.

Author: 0 US detects new activity at North Korea factory that built ICBMs

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, who's leading nuclear negotiations with North Korea, acknowledged in Senate testimony last week that North Korean factories "continue to produce fissile material " used in making nuclear weapons. "We don't know who's in those boxes", he said. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, the commander of US Forces in Korea, spoke briefly before foreign dignitaries laid wreaths to honor those being repatriated.

Author: 0 Judge in Manafort trial: Don't use word 'oligarchs'

The case against Manafort outlined by prosecutors on Tuesday represents a new phase in Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling - the first jury trial stemming from the probe that President Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked as a "witch hunt".

Global News #ZimElections2018: Chaos as MDC Alliance protest election results
Author: 0 #ZimElections2018: Chaos as MDC Alliance protest election results

On Tuesday, opposition leader Nelson Chamisa said he was "winning resoundingly" but the Electoral Commission denied his victory claims. The EU observers expressed concern about delays in releasing the results of the presidential contest, a two-horse race between Chamisa and Mnangagwa, head of the ruling ZANU-PF party.

Global News Trump calls for immigration reform, terms current laws 'dumbest'
Author: 0 Trump calls for immigration reform, terms current laws 'dumbest'

The threat came one day after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., told The Washington Post he was confident that Congress could avoid a shutdown in the fall. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, the committee chairman. The defensive comments from Trump officials dumbfounded Democratic members of the committee, such as Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, who charged that the Trump administration had created a situation at the border that was like a Kafka novel, suggesting that children's ...

Global News Hundreds of Trump supporters and foes gather early ahead of Tampa rally
Author: 0 Hundreds of Trump supporters and foes gather early ahead of Tampa rally

Trump had been railing against the idea of allowing noncitizens to vote, saying, "Only American citizens should vote in American elections". He asserted, "if you go out and want to buy groceries, you need ID". Trump's gaffe was compared to former president George H.W. Bush, whose failed 1992 re-election campaign was dealt a blow during a trip to a grocery store, when he allegedly expressed surprise at the sight of a checkout scanner.

Global News Iran remains wary on Trump’s offer of talks
Author: 0 Iran remains wary on Trump’s offer of talks

Speaking Monday during a joint news conference with Italy's premier, Trump said he'd meet with Iranian President Rouhani "anytime" if the Iranian leader were willing. With regard to Iran, Trump seems to pursue a similar good cop/bad cop approach. Iran had showed its openness to dialogue in the past, particularly with the phone call between Rouhani and Trump's predecessor Barack Obama in 2013.

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