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At least 19 drown, 30 missing as refugee boat sinks At least 19 drown, 30 missing as refugee boat sinks
- July 19, 2018

News of the drownings come just one day after a Spanish aid group alleged that the Libyan coast guard had abandoned three migrants , leaving a women and a toddler to die. The official did not however confirm that everyone aboard the boat were migrants . In a statement on Wednesday, the aid group said it did not trust how the Italian government would handle the investigation of Monday wreckage after Interior Minister Matteo Salvini referred to the group's account as "lies and insults". (more...)
Father of MH17 victims attacks Trump on crash anniversary
- July 19, 2018

Mr Kelly's remarks contrasted with renewed condemnation of Mr Putin over Russia's role in arming the Ukrainian separatists identified by an global investigation as responsible for the downing of the airline. "That this killed our three lovely children and their grandfather, and destroyed our life and many other lives in the process, is an irrefutable fact". (more...)
Brexit campaign group Vote Leave referred to police for breaching spending rules Brexit campaign group Vote Leave referred to police for breaching spending rules
- July 19, 2018

The commission said BeLeave spent more than £675,000 with Aggregate IQ under a common plan with Vote Leave , which was not declared by the official Brexit campaign, leading to it exceeding its spending limit. Brexit minister David Davis and Foreign Minister Boris Johnson abandoned their posts in advance of the blueprint's publication. The senior backbencher Sarah Wollaston called for the referendum vote to be held again. (more...)
Queen Wore Brooch From Obamas To Greet Trump Queen Wore Brooch From Obamas To Greet Trump
- July 18, 2018

Her Majesty 1 His Tangerineness 0. The Obamas gave the vintage brooch to the Queen during a 2011 visit. The queen has met with 10 USA presidents since she inherited the throne. On Trump's second day on British soil, he joined the Queen for tea at Windsor Castle. Is the Queen sneakily signaling her disapproval of America's current president? The Sapphire Jubilee Snowflake Brooch is adorned with 48 sapphires, which were part of the only sapphire deposit ever found in Canada in 2002. (more...)
Trump Backs Putin On Election Meddling At Summit Trump Backs Putin On Election Meddling At Summit
- July 18, 2018

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin at their press conference . And Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., who has been critical of the Russian Federation probe, said that " Russia is not our friend " and expressed hope that Trump's national security aides could convince him that "it is possible to conclude Russian Federation interfered with our election in 2016 without delegitimizing his electoral success". (more...)
3 killed, many trapped in twin-building collapse in Greater Noida 3 killed, many trapped in twin-building collapse in Greater Noida
- July 18, 2018

The rescue effort was slow to begin with, resident Praveen Srivastava told the New Delhi Television news channel. One security guard and some workers on the ground floor may have been inside at the time as well. The second building also collapsed under the impact of the first building that fell on Tuesday night, he said. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday night directed the police and administration departments to monitor and coordinate with the National Disaster ... (more...)
Facebook Refuses to Ban Conspiracy Sites Facebook Refuses to Ban Conspiracy Sites
- July 18, 2018

We have regularly been told that social media sites will improve to try and raise the quality of content they promote and crack down on inaccurate accounts, supporters, followers and hateful imagery. "We believe the better approach is to demote fake news posts, and the Pages that spread them". The publishers usually have a different point of view regarding this move, as they believe that doing so would be an exact opposite of the principle of free speech. (more...)
Putin-Trump summit gets underway Putin-Trump summit gets underway
- July 18, 2018

They grew even worse following the 2016 USA presidential election, which resulted in Washington slapping Russian Federation with numerous rounds of sanctions. "My people came to me, Dan Coats came to me, some others, they said they think it's Russia ", Trump said at the news conference. "Frankly, we have not been getting along very well for the last number of years [.] I think we will end up having an extraordinary relationship", Trump said. (more...)
'a foe,' says 'nothing bad' to come from meeting Putin 'a foe,' says 'nothing bad' to come from meeting Putin
- July 18, 2018

He says he ran a "brilliant campaign and that's why I'm president". In a joint press conference, Putin said that the leaders touched on issues including tensions on the Korean peninsula and the situation in Syria during their first summit. (more...)
Prosecutors want suspected covert Russian agent Maria Butina kept in jail Prosecutors want suspected covert Russian agent Maria Butina kept in jail
- July 18, 2018

Public figure Maria Butina (R) attends a meeting of a group of experts, affiliated to the government of Russian Federation, in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters on July 17, 2018. According to the affidavit in support of the complaint, from as early as 2015 and continuing through at least February 2017, Butina worked at the direction of a high-level official in the Russian government who was previously a member of the legislature of the Russian Federation and later became a top ... (more...)
$88 Million and Counting: Trump Amasses Huge Head Start for 2020 Campaign $88 Million and Counting: Trump Amasses Huge Head Start for 2020 Campaign
- July 18, 2018

However, Trump's reelection campaign is already getting shady two years before it officially begins. The president has broken practice from other administrations, beginning the fundraising and campaign efforts immediately after Trump defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton . (more...)
Russia will Russia will "help with North Korea": Donald Trump
- July 18, 2018

The accord did not have a timetable for the process or plan to carry it out. Trump last week signaled optimism however, unveiling a letter from Kim in which the young leader hailed the "start of a meaningful journey" and tweeting "Great progress being made!" West said of Mr Trump: "You don't have to agree with trump but the mob can't make me not love him". (more...)
Maine's Congressional Delegation Is Critical Of Trump's Summit Comments Maine's Congressional Delegation Is Critical Of Trump's Summit Comments
- July 18, 2018

The president met with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Finland Monday amid growing tensions between the two countries, specifically over interference in the 2016 election. "That is not just the finding of the American intelligence community but also the House Committee on Intelligence". "As I have said before, Russian Federation is not our friend; Russian Federation is not an ally". (more...)
India's top court demands new law to stop lynching India's top court demands new law to stop lynching
- July 18, 2018

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra , Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud , while reserving their order, had reminded the central and state governments of their responsibility to curb violence by vigilante groups. A 32-year-old call centre employee was killed in Karnataka at the weekend after rumours spread that he was a child-kidnapper, the latest in a series of assaults triggered by false messages on social media about kidnappers. (more...)
US Secret Service agent dies after stroke during Trump’s Scotland trip US Secret Service agent dies after stroke during Trump’s Scotland trip
- July 18, 2018

Trump resigned as director of the company after taking office, but still owns it through the Donald J Trump Revocable Trust, and its directors still include his sons Eric and Donald Trump Jr. The U.S. government paid $68,800 to President Donald Trump's golf resort in Turnberry, Scotland to cover the cost of Trump's visit to the course last weekend, according to a report Tuesday in the Scotsman newspaper . (more...)
Trump Helsinki Remarks Expose GOP Divide on Foreign Policy Trump Helsinki Remarks Expose GOP Divide on Foreign Policy
- July 18, 2018

Trump when he was visiting Moscow", Putin said in the Monday press conference. "Well, distinguished colleague, let me tell you this: When President Trump was at Moscow back then, I didn't even know that he was in Moscow", Putin said. He said he misspoke when he dismissed allegations from the USA intelligence community, stating he accepted the conclusions as he tried to quell a firestorm over his press conference with Putin. (more...)
U.S. lawmakers slam Donald Trump's remarks at Helsinki summit U.S. lawmakers slam Donald Trump's remarks at Helsinki summit
- July 18, 2018

McCain joined other congressional Republicans on Monday in contradicting Trump and acknowledging Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. However, the prime minister said he found the evidence for Russian interference in the USA elections "very compelling". Instead, he denounced the "stupidity" of his own country's policies, especially the decision to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election. (more...)
Hillary Clinton Just Snubbed Trump's Meeting With Putin In Four Simple Words
- July 18, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is standing firm in his condemnation of Vladimir Putin despite U.S. President Donald Trump's warm words for the Russian president this week. The President said he simply misspoke when he said he saw no reason to believe Russian Federation had interfered in the 2016 election that put him in the White House. (more...)
'Utter nonsense': Putin attacks USA reporter's question about Mueller probe and collusion
- July 18, 2018

Putin , the president is embracing him while trashing the investigators, picking fights with out allies and blaming the United States for tensions with Russia ", Tony Blinken, who served as former president Barack Obama's deputy national security advisor and deputy secretary of state, said on CNN. (more...)
Migration figures: European Union migration to United Kingdom lowest since 2013, ONS says Migration figures: European Union migration to United Kingdom lowest since 2013, ONS says
- July 18, 2018

The ONS bulletin notes that non-EU net immigration , at +227,000, was twice the level of European Union net migration at +101,000 - meaning that even if immigration from the European Union was eliminated entirely, the Tories would be nowhere near achieving their 2010, 2015, and 2017 manifesto pledges to bring net immigration down to "the tens of thousands". (more...)
Shocking video shows cyclist fall through gap in drawbridge Shocking video shows cyclist fall through gap in drawbridge
- July 18, 2018

The video shows warning gates going down to stop traffic from driving across the Racine Street Bridge. As the video continues, the woman and her bike disappear in the gap between the road and the raised bridge. The woman was rushed to a local hospital after being pulled out of the gap by several Good Samaritans in the area. The bridge operator was made aware of the incident and did not move the bridge span until everyone was off of the bridge, the Menasha Police Department said . (more...)
Turkey's plan to buy Russian defence system a risk for NATO Turkey's plan to buy Russian defence system a risk for NATO
- July 18, 2018

The U.S. State Department says it is working to persuade North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally Turkey to purchase Raytheon Patriot missile-defense systems rather than a rival Russian missile system. "Turkey has had an interest in Patriot, so we've been working for a while how we can make that work". She said Washington wants to ensure that systems acquired by USA allies "remain supportive of the strategic relationship between us and our allies". (more...)
Finland's biggest newspaper takes jab at Trump, Putin before summit Finland's biggest newspaper takes jab at Trump, Putin before summit
- July 18, 2018

Trump also congratulated Putin on hosting the World Cup, calling it "one of the best ever". But he added: "I think we will have an extraordinary relationship". Russia's Foreign Ministry tweeted "we agree" in reaction to Trump's morning tweet criticizing USA "foolishness and stupidity" for the state of relations between the two countries. (more...)
Elon Musk Apologises For Calling Thailand Cave Diver A 'Pedo' Elon Musk Apologises For Calling Thailand Cave Diver A 'Pedo'
- July 18, 2018

Musk was criticized for his attack, but doubled down on his claims going on to describe his visit to Thailand saying "Never saw this British expat guy who lives in Thailand (sus) at any point when we were in the caves". Mr Unsworth later threatened to sue Mr Musk for defamation. Asked which law firm he would hire, he said: "I don't know yet". Twelve boys and their football coach were rescued from deep within a cave earlier this month after being trapped for more than two weeks. (more...)
British Prime Minister Theresa May: President Trump Suggested Suing the EU British Prime Minister Theresa May: President Trump Suggested Suing the EU
- July 18, 2018

May said claims that her Brexit plan was now dead in the water were wrong, insisting that the proposed changes submitted by Brexit-supporting Conservatives were consistent with her plans. She is so sharp, so wise, so handsome. Tuesday's legislation was technical in nature - focusing on converting trade deals between the European Union and third countries into bilateral deals with Britain - and was not originally meant to define new trade policy. (more...)
IN Focus: Indiana lawmakers question Trump approach to Russian Federation IN Focus: Indiana lawmakers question Trump approach to Russian Federation
- July 18, 2018

Assessing the Putin meeting, President Trump said: "Nothing bad is going to come out of it, and maybe some good will come out". Trump and Putin are scheduled to hold talks Monday in Finland, a meeting largely sought by Trump . US National Security Adviser John Bolton said that, after the indictments, Trump "can put this on the table and say, this is a serious matter that we need to talk about". (more...)
Eritrea Reopens Embassy in Ethiopia Eritrea Reopens Embassy in Ethiopia
- July 18, 2018

The Eritrean leader repeatedly praised the "able leadership" of Ethiopia's reformist new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who in his own speech thanked Isaias for his "courageous gesture" in accepting the offer of peace. The state of war with Ethiopia kept the country of 5 million in a constant state of military readiness with a system of compulsory conscription that sent thousands of people fleeing the country toward Europe and elsewhere. (more...)
Queen Liz, Shady Binch, Wore An Obama Brooch During Trump's Visit
- July 18, 2018

Would it not be too much of a coincidence if it wasn't planned? The attractive jewelry that Obama personally gave the British Queen is shaped like a flower and colored in an emerald green shade. "Jewel watchers almost died, because it is the brooch worn in the famous "Three Queens in Mourning" photo, worn by the Queen Mum", at her husband George VI's funeral. (more...)
Avenfield verdict: Islamabad HC to hear Sharif family's pleas Avenfield verdict: Islamabad HC to hear Sharif family's pleas
- July 18, 2018

The court adjourned the hearings till the last week of July, which means the three will not be let out before the general elections on July 25. Pakistan's jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has been kept in "abysmal conditions" and deprived of a newspaper and bed and uses a "dirty" washroom in the high-security Adiala prison in Rawalpindi, according to a letter written by his brother Shahbaz Sharif. (more...)
Election Interference Takes Center Stage At Trump-Putin Press Conference
- July 18, 2018

He gave the Kremlin no reason not to continue such interference in US election processes: it's been successful (from their point of view), the costs are minimal, and the USA president apparently does not believe it is happening. For the president of the United States to side with President Putin against American law enforcement, American defense officials, and American intelligence agencies is thoughtless, dangerous, and weak. (more...)

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