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Trump's invitation to Putin draws rebukes from Democrats and his intelligence chief Trump's invitation to Putin draws rebukes from Democrats and his intelligence chief
- July 20, 2018

The idea for another summit with Putin comes as Congress struggles with a response to the first, and Thursday brought a flurry of actions as lawmakers tried to uncover details of what happened in Helsinki. Trump tweeted Thursday that his critics in the media "are pushing so recklessly hard and hate the fact that I'll probably have a good relationship with Putin". (more...)
Man 'steals date's vehicle before using it to go on another date' Man 'steals date's vehicle before using it to go on another date'
- July 20, 2018

He then asked her to go inside and buy him a cigar. They ended up stopping at an Airport Area gas station. Pugh said her mother picked her up, but then she got a surprising text from her godsister, saying Griffin had asked her out. After texting for an address, Pugh said she used the Global Positioning System on her godsister's phone to track their location. "He didn't even have any money", Pugh told WREG. (more...)
Tornadoes cause 'catastrophic damage' in Iowa Tornadoes cause 'catastrophic damage' in Iowa
- July 20, 2018

The amount of building damage is unknown. The Vermeer Corporation said that the severe weather hit multiple facilities at 4 p.m., when about 400 dealers and customers were on site as part of a 70th anniversary event. At least six people have been injured after several tornadoes ripped through Iowa, with the fierce storms leaving a path of destruction in their wake. (more...)
European Union urges members to be prepared for possible failure of Brexit talks European Union urges members to be prepared for possible failure of Brexit talks
- July 20, 2018

Products may require new authorisations and certifications, while professionals might need to have their qualifications recognised by an EU27 state as well as the UK. "We [EU] have to be calm and prudent not to put oil on the fire", the official said. The representative for Shipley said he had lost trust that Mrs May would deliver Brexit after the Chequers white paper, which proposes locking the United Kingdom to all European Union (EU) rules on goods and is unpopular with the public. (more...)
EU, Japan sign major trade deal in message against protectionism EU, Japan sign major trade deal in message against protectionism
- July 20, 2018

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk will sign the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo at the 25th EU-Japan Summit. The Department of Agriculture said the deal will ensure duty-free trade with processed pork meat and nearly duty-free trade for fresh pork meat exports. (more...)
Trump doubles down - invites Putin to White House
- July 20, 2018

Mr Trump's blond hair and eyebrows merge with the Russian president's angular features and blue eyes. The White House has been struggling to contain a political outcry and confusion over the summit ever since. Another poll, by Axios , showed Republican support for Trump's handling of his press conference with Putin at a whopping 79 percent. Trump tweeted Thursday that the meeting was "a great success" - and called journalists who questoned his performance 'the real enemy of the people'. (more...)
Sheriff: 8 people dead after Missouri Ride the Ducks boat accident Sheriff: 8 people dead after Missouri Ride the Ducks boat accident
- July 20, 2018

According to investigators, the boat sank into the lake where it remains, WGN9 reported . "It's going to be a challenging night and tomorrow". Seven people were taken to hospital following the incident on the "Ride the Ducks" amphibious vehicle on Table Rock Lake, near Branson, Missouri, Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader told reporters . (more...)
Huge Egyptian sarcophagus found to contain three mummies Huge Egyptian sarcophagus found to contain three mummies
- July 20, 2018

Authorities in Alexandria removed the massive granite lid on Thursday to reveal the skeletal remains of three people amid sewage water that had leaked in, the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced . It was found during construction work in Egypt's northernmost city, accompanied by a weathered alabaster head thought to depict one of the occupants of the tomb. (more...)
Opening of ancient sarcophagus in Alexandria
- July 20, 2018

There's been a variety of speculation as to what lay inside the 30-ton black granite tomb, with some suggesting it was the long-lost tomb of Alexander the Great . Those fears were put to rest on Thursday, when the sarcophagus was finally opened . Once the last pharaoh, Cleopatra VII , killed herself in 30 B.C., the Roman Empire took over Egypt. (more...)
Tory chief whip Julian Smith under fire in pairing row Tory chief whip Julian Smith under fire in pairing row
- July 20, 2018

On Tuesday she announced on social media that she would be paired with Tory MP and party chairman, Brandon Lewis for the crucial Brexit vote (New clause 18) on a free trade area and customs union with EU, which the government subsequently won by a margin of 6 votes. (more...)
School starts early in West Bank village set for demolition School starts early in West Bank village set for demolition
- July 19, 2018

Palestinian petitions dealing with restraining orders, requests to enter Israel, construction in Judea and Samaria and freedom of information will first be heard by the Jerusalem District Court. In Thursday's decision, the Supreme Court summoned both sides for a session by August 15, effectively putting the demolitions on hold. The objective of the legislation is to ease the Supreme Court's caseload. (more...)
Malcolm Turnbull tells Pope to sack Archbishop Philip Wilson Malcolm Turnbull tells Pope to sack Archbishop Philip Wilson
- July 19, 2018

A number of bishops have privately counselled Wilson to resign since his conviction, with Archbishop Comensoli going on the record last week. Mr Turnbull said: "The time has come for the Pope himself to sack him". The prime minister's comments follow similar calls from within the Catholic church. He has been sentenced to 12 months jail but announced plans to appeal, the Guardian said . (more...)
Egyptian archaeologists reveal contents of mysterious giant sarcophagus in Alexandria Egyptian archaeologists reveal contents of mysterious giant sarcophagus in Alexandria
- July 19, 2018

Due to unprecedented pressure from worldwide media, the Ministry of Antiquities accelerated the process of opening the massive black sarcophagus which had been found in Alexandria. The 30-ton coffin is the largest yet found in Alexandria, prompting a swirl of theories in local and global media that it may be the resting place of the ancient Greek ruler who in 331 BC founded the city that still bears his name. (more...)
New shark species could be swimming towards UK as seas warm New shark species could be swimming towards UK as seas warm
- July 19, 2018

The new shark map of Britain released today estimates that there may be now over 10 million small sharks and 100,000 larger sharks in British waters, as well as some 40 different species, including Thresher, Basking and Nursehound sharks. The most notorious of all Selachimorpha (shark) species, the great white, could also find its global range affected by climate change, but Dr Collins says its future is less certain. (more...)
Bodyguard to France’s President Emmanuel Macron suspended over student beating
- July 19, 2018

Le Monde newspaper published a video showing Benalla dragging off a woman then hitting and stamping on a young man while wearing a police visor during a demonstration in central Paris on May 1. "This video is shocking". Despite this Mr Macron faced allegations he was trying to "hush the affair" from Laurent Wauquiez, who is the head of main conservative party the Republicans. (more...)
Philippines orders Australian nun deported and blacklisted Philippines orders Australian nun deported and blacklisted
- July 19, 2018

The bureau found Fox to be "in violation of the limitations and conditions of.(her) missionary visa and undesirable". In a 10-page decision, the bureau also included Patricia Fox, a 71-year-old nun from the Congregation of Our Lady of Sion, in its blacklist, barring her from returning to the Philippines. (more...)
Cuomo willing to authorize criminal investigation of Trump Foundation
- July 19, 2018

The officials wouldn't say when the investigation by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance started, or what activities it might be scrutinizing, according to the report. Interested in Donald Trump? Trump has already paid more than $330,000 in reimbursements and penalty taxes, Underwood said in the suit. At the time the lawsuit was filed, Underwood sent letters to the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Election Commission asking those agencies to investigate ... (more...)
Spain drops arrest warrants for Puigdemont, other Catalans
- July 19, 2018

Puigdemont was cleared last week of extradition to Spain on the charge of rebellion by a court in Germany, where he is now in exile, on the grounds his actions during the vote were non-violent. "Withdrawing the European arrest warrants demonstrates the vast weakness of this case". Spain has withdrawn a European arrest warrant for a pro-independence Catalan politician who had been battling against being extradited from Scotland . (more...)
Emmanuel Macron under pressure to sack aide Alexandre Benalla for attacking protester
- July 19, 2018

A video, shared on social media, showed a man wearing a police helmet hitting a demonstrator with other policemen. "This came as punishment for unacceptable behaviour". Critics said the incident reinforced perceptions of a leader out of touch with ordinary people in France, coming on the heels of controversies over government spending on official crockery, a swimming pool built at a presidential retreat, and cutting remarks by Macron about the costs of welfare. (more...)
Trump says he believes Russian Federation is still meddling Trump says he believes Russian Federation is still meddling
- July 19, 2018

Trump also again got his election history wrong when he said that Ronald Reagan lost Wisconsin in 1984 - which was the year that Reagan won every state except Minnesota, the home of his Democratic opponent, Walter Mondale. "He understands it, and he's not happy about it". Even now, it's vicarious responsibility that Trump is laying at Putin's doorstep, not direct blame that most Americans - including Republicans - wanted to see him do at the news conference. (more...)
‘Brexit continues to mean Brexit’, May presses on with her plan ‘Brexit continues to mean Brexit’, May presses on with her plan
- July 19, 2018

But by sticking to her plan for a "business-friendly" departure, May has thrown down the gauntlet to Brexit supporters and pro-EU lawmakers in her party who are at war with each other, and ― for some ― with the prime minister herself. He told the Prime Minister not to "make the fatal mistake of underestimating the intelligence of the public, saying one thing to the European Union about what we are really doing and pretending another to the electorate". (more...)
Several buildings evacuated after explosion in Flatiron District Several buildings evacuated after explosion in Flatiron District
- July 19, 2018

Con Edison is asking people to avoid the area and warning that there may be no steam service in some area buildings. No injuries are reported at this time, which Johnson has called "a miracle", especially since cars and streets in the immediate area have sustained an enormous amount of damage. (more...)
Father cleaning gun accidentally kills 6-year-old daughter Father cleaning gun accidentally kills 6-year-old daughter
- July 19, 2018

A preliminary investigation found that the girl's father was cleaning the pistol inside the home and thought it was unloaded before it discharged and struck his daughter. The daughter Makayla S.Bowling was just 6 years old. No charges have been filed. In 2015, the chief of police of Pennsylvania was killed when a gun he was cleaning, shot him in the chest. (more...)
WTO credibility, survival at risk from trade war WTO credibility, survival at risk from trade war
- July 19, 2018

Exporters to China such as Canada, Russia, Australia, and New Zealand, and exporters to the United States, such as Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico, and Brazil will be among the winners as they can replace U.S. In response, WTO director general Roberto Azevedo welcomed the "very timely" report. In practice, that slows the body's ability to rule on disputes. (more...)
Skripal Novichok Poisoning Suspects 'Identified' Skripal Novichok Poisoning Suspects 'Identified'
- July 19, 2018

The Press Association is quoting sources within that investigation that CCTV footage cross checked with people entering the United Kingdom had enabled them to identify several Russians as suspects. The news comes after Dawn Sturgess and her partner Charlie Rowley fell victim to Novichok believed to be from the same batch as that used to target the Skripals. (more...)
Trump Putin: Democrats call for interpreter to testify
- July 19, 2018

Marina Gross, a State Department translator, was pictured along with Trump , Putin, and Putin's translator at their Helsinki summit. "Given the public concessions" Trump made to Putin "by siding against the United States intelligence community, law enforcement, and our military officials about Russia's attack on our democracy, Congress and the American public deserve to know the details of their private conversation", Pascrell wrote. (more...)
Russian Federation meddled, whatever Putin and Trump — FBI chief reiterates Russian Federation meddled, whatever Putin and Trump — FBI chief reiterates
- July 19, 2018

Wray also dismissed Putin's offer to allow the US access to 12 Russian military intelligence officers who have been indicted on charges of interfering in the election in return for being able to interview Americans the Kremlin has accused of unspecified crimes. (more...)
Theresa May steps back from brink with narrow Brexit victory
- July 19, 2018

Dr Lee, who has joined the ranks of Tory Remainer rebels since quitting the government last month in protest at Mrs May's Brexit strategy, described Monday's events as "the worst experience I've had in politics in eight years". "Which we should all acknowledge because if we don't we make the fatal mistake of underestimating the intelligence of the public. saying one thing to the European Union and another to the electorate". (more...)
Trade war the U.S. is gaining momentum Trade war the U.S. is gaining momentum
- July 19, 2018

China and the European Union (EU) on Monday agreed to jointly work to safeguard the rules-based worldwide order, promote multilateralism and support free trade. If the WTO agrees that the retaliatory duties violate its rules, it would assess the damage and calculate the tariffs that the United States would be entitled to impose in response - retaliation for the retaliation. (more...)
Trump Vows 'Tremendous Retribution' in Lieu of Fair EU Auto Trade
- July 19, 2018

Juncker is set to meet Donald Trump next week to convince the U-S president to drop tariffs on metals and avoid further duties on cars. The Commission said Juncker and Trump will focus on improving transatlantic trade and forging a stronger economic partnership. (more...)

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