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New Zealand PM Winston Peters Accuses Australia Of New Zealand PM Winston Peters Accuses Australia Of "Copying" Kiwi Flag
- July 26, 2018

It took 10 months and roughly $17 million for New Zealanders to decide they didn't want a new flag. New Zealand held a referendum on changing its flag to a silver fern design in 2016, with the proposal defeated 43 percent to 57. During New Zealand's failed 2016 referendum into replacing its flag, confusion between the Australian and NZ ensigns was often raised by those looking for a change. (more...)
Pompeo reaffirms USA refusal to accept Russian Federation annexing Crimea Pompeo reaffirms USA refusal to accept Russian Federation annexing Crimea
- July 26, 2018

Putin already had sent signals that he wasn't interested in coming to Washington . The White House has pushed to next year US President Donald Trump's planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a move that comes amid intensifying criticism of Trumps conflicting statements on Russian interference in US elections. (more...)
India detains mother over dead baby in plane toilet India detains mother over dead baby in plane toilet
- July 26, 2018

An AirAsia manager informed police who boarded the plane as soon as it landed. The body of a newborn baby was found on an AirAsia flight to Delhi from Imphal via Guwahati on Wednesday, the police said. An Air Asia spokesperson confirmed the incident and said that passengers were asked to stay back, following which the suspect was identified. "After questioning, the 19-year-old admitted that she had delivered a premature baby", said Sanjay Bhatia, DCP (IGI). (more...)
North Korea To Return US Remains From Korean War Soon North Korea To Return US Remains From Korean War Soon
- July 26, 2018

Recent reports that North Korea had started dismantling a rocket test site are consistent with a commitment made by Kim at the summit but it must go further and fully denuclearise, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday. "Other administrations did actually get a detailed plan worked out". Pompeo added that "every single nation" must maintain enforcement of U.S. sanctions against North Korea. (more...)
Trump admin may have deported hundreds of parents without kids Trump admin may have deported hundreds of parents without kids
- July 26, 2018

Under court order, the administration prioritized the cases of more than 100 parents whose children were younger than age 5, and the government has since moved on to the much larger 5-to-17 age group. More than 120 others have signaled that they want to be deported without being reunified, leaving their children in the U.S. "We have concerns about misinformation given to these parents about their rights to fight deportation without their children", said Kang. (more...)
Khan seen winning Pakistan vote marred by rigging allegations Khan seen winning Pakistan vote marred by rigging allegations
- July 26, 2018

The elections are being held as emotions run over a graft case that led to the imprisonment of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz. Election Commission of Pakistan will release results by constituency, as well as projection and votes polled for candidates on each seat. Thousands vying for office: More than 11,000 candidates were in the running for the 272 seats in Pakistan's National Assembly and the 577 seats in four provincial assemblies. (more...)
CNN correspondent restricted from covering open White House event CNN correspondent restricted from covering open White House event
- July 26, 2018

In what CNN calls "another serious escalation against the press by the Trump administration", one of its White House reporters was banned from a press event Wednesday, apparently because she asked questions that President Trump didn't like. (more...)
Greece wildfires: Death toll rises to 79 amid search for survivors Greece wildfires: Death toll rises to 79 amid search for survivors
- July 26, 2018

Flags across Greece flew at half-staff after the prime minister declared three days of national mourning. The number of deaths from the worst forest fires in Greece for more than a decade has risen to 80 as rescue workers intensified efforts to locate those who had gone missing. (more...)
Last six Aum Shinrikyo cult members responsible for Tokyo sarin attack executed Last six Aum Shinrikyo cult members responsible for Tokyo sarin attack executed
- July 26, 2018

The cult's former leader Chizuo Matsumoto and six other members of the group were executed on July 6, while four others are on death row. The execution of the six Aum Shinrikyo members, years after they were put on death row, draws a line under the horrific attack which shocked the world and prompted national soul-searching over the group and its crimes. (more...)
Explosion reported outside US Embassy in Beijing Explosion reported outside US Embassy in Beijing
- July 26, 2018

One witness reportedly said that prior to the explosion, a woman was taken away by police after spraying gasoline on herself outside - it was unclear if the incident was related to the explosion. "The local police responded", the embassy spokesman said. The area where the incident has taken place is on the outskirts of the city and is home to a number of embassies, including those of India and Israel. (more...)
Rescue crews search for missing in Greek wildfires; 79 dead
- July 26, 2018

Add Greece Wildfires as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Greece Wildfires news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Terror police have now been called in to the Greek town of Mati, where a blaze devastated much of the local area. (more...)
Administration Earmarks Up to $12 Billion for Agriculture to Offset Trade War Administration Earmarks Up to $12 Billion for Agriculture to Offset Trade War
- July 26, 2018

Trump added: "This was a very big day for free and fair trade, a very big day indeed". "Obviously the European Union , as represented by (at) JunckerEU and the United States, as represented by yours truly, love each other!" he wrote. Expectations of the announced deal, with reporters summoned to the Rose Garden for an announcement, sent the stock market soaring. "I say that with a heavy heart because it's of no benefit to anybody, but how do you get a bully to back off when their foot ... (more...)
At least 38 killed in series of terror attacks in southern Syria At least 38 killed in series of terror attacks in southern Syria
- July 26, 2018

Sultan Bou Ammar, a resident of the village of Shbiki, said some residents unwittingly opened their doors when militants knocked early Thursday morning, so unexpected was the attack. ISIS has lost most of the territory it once held in Iraq and Syria and is instead resorting to smaller terror cells around the world to carry out attacks. (more...)
President Trump’s Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame Destroyed - Again President Trump’s Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame Destroyed - Again
- July 26, 2018

However, about an hour later, officials say he walked up to Beverly Hills police headquarters, identified himself and said he wanted to turn himself in. Police, according to The Hollywood Reporter , arrived on the scene just after getting a tip around 3:30 a.m. The Walk of Fame is administered by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which did not immediately issue a statement about the damage or repairs. (more...)
North Korea is continuing to produce nuclear bomb fuel: Pompeo North Korea is continuing to produce nuclear bomb fuel: Pompeo
- July 26, 2018

Pompeo declined to respond when asked whether North Korea was continuing to pursue submarine-launched ballistic missiles or whether its nuclear programme was advancing generally. Pompeo arrived at the hearing seeking to quickly tamp down concern about Trump's stance on Russian Federation, telling lawmakers that the president fully understands the scope of Moscow's interference in the 2016 USA election. (more...)
House Conservatives File Impeachment Articles Against Rod Rosenstein House Conservatives File Impeachment Articles Against Rod Rosenstein
- July 26, 2018

The articles were introduced by Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus , and Rep. Jim Jordan of OH, along with 9 cosponsors. Nine other members of the House Freedom Caucus joined them. Rosenstein oversees the probe, which is run by special counsel Robert Mueller . House Republicans have criticised Rod Rosenstein for not being responsive enough as they have requested documents related to the Russian Federation investigation as well as ... (more...)
What to know about the Cohen-Trump tape What to know about the Cohen-Trump tape
- July 26, 2018

Rudy Giuliani , the personal attorney for President Trump , told Fox News on Tuesday that it is "outrageous" that an audio conversation between Trump and his former lawyer Michael Cohen was leaked to the media and questioned why the recording ended at a key part in the conversation. (more...)
Disturbing Facebook video of child, 10, restrained by United States police Disturbing Facebook video of child, 10, restrained by United States police
- July 26, 2018

Upon seeing his father in handcuffs, the 10-year-old became "extremely emotionally distraught", according to the press release . CNN reports the video filmed from a family member's perspective shows the officer pinning the boy to the ground, twisting an arm behind his back while the other officer puts his hands on the boy's shoulders. (more...)
Swedish student delays deportation of Afghan man with in-flight video stream Swedish student delays deportation of Afghan man with in-flight video stream
- July 26, 2018

As of this writing, the Facebook video has over five million views. When she boarded, she discovered that the young Afghan wasn't present on the flight and that there was an Afghan man in his 50s that was being deported by Swedish authorities. (more...)
Trump blasts Cohen over secret tape disclosure Trump blasts Cohen over secret tape disclosure
- July 26, 2018

And that could be of interest to investigators looking into whether Cohen violated election laws by orchestrating hush money payouts. To recap, CNN aired the tape last night of Trump and Cohen during the campaign talking about a payment to purchase the rights to Karen McDougal's story. (more...)
French Soldiers In Sweden To Fight Wildfires French Soldiers In Sweden To Fight Wildfires
- July 26, 2018

According to the SVT report, this kind of temperatures is double to what the fire department usually evaluates as high fire risk. Brussels mobilised five firefighting planes (two from Italy and three from France) through the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism. (more...)
Trump delays next Putin meeting until after 'Russia witch hunt is over' Trump delays next Putin meeting until after 'Russia witch hunt is over'
- July 26, 2018

It also wasn't clear upon what basis Bolton believes that Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller , whose investigation Trump calls the "witch hunt" to which Bolton alluded, might be finished by December 31. Trump said the ball was going to be gifted to his 12-year-old son, Barron. The transcript was edited to remove part of Reuters reporter Jeff Mason's question about whether Putin wanted Trump to win the USA election. (more...)
Mexico President-Elect Writes to Trump About Migration, NAFTA Mexico President-Elect Writes to Trump About Migration, NAFTA
- July 26, 2018

Marcelo Ebrard, who is slated to become Mexico's foreign minister in December, read the letter aloud to reporters Sunday. "I am encouraged by the fact that we both know how to do what we say, and we have both faced adversity with success..." Mexico is redoubling its efforts to reach a NAFTA agreement with the US and Canada by the end of August to increase certainty for investors and take the heat off incoming President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador , according to three people familiar ... (more...)
Convicted Sex Offender Brock Turner's Lawyer Says He Committed Convicted Sex Offender Brock Turner's Lawyer Says He Committed "Outercourse"
- July 26, 2018

Eric Multhaup described Turner's actions as " outercourse ", meaning a sexual act while clothed rather than intent to rape. He said his term " outercourse " referred to Turner having his clothes on when he was caught by two Swedish grad students on top of the victim outside a fraternity party on the Stanford campus in Palo Alto, California , on January 10, 2015. (more...)
Trump delays proposed Putin meeting until 2019
- July 26, 2018

The question was asked and the answer was proffered. At the top of the list were inquiries about last week's Helsinki summit between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin , particularly the two-hour private meeting the two leaders had, accompanied only by their translators. (more...)
Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star destroyed with pickax Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star destroyed with pickax
- July 26, 2018

Tump was honored with his star in 2007 during his run on NBC's television show Apprentice. President Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was destroyed early this morning, according to ABC affiliate KABC-TV. This is the second time the star has been destroyed. The newspaper said Clay was booked on suspicion of felony vandalism and is being held on $20,000 bail. (more...)
American pastor freed from prison in Turkey but remains under house arrest American pastor freed from prison in Turkey but remains under house arrest
- July 26, 2018

Andrew Brunson, who ran a protestant church in the Aegean city of Izmir, was first detained in October 2016 and had remained in prison in Turkey ever since. It said Brunson's defence had been completed and evidence for the case was nearly all collected. The U.S. State Department has not commented. The case has strained ties between North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies Turkey and the United States. (more...)
Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan say Vladimir Putin won’t be welcome in Congress Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan say Vladimir Putin won’t be welcome in Congress
- July 26, 2018

The US and its European allies have all said the referendum was illegal as it was held without the consent of the government in Kiev and was conducted in a highly flawed manner. Dmitri Trenin, a former colonel in the Russian army and director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, agreed it might have been better for Putin to have adopted an approach of "strategic patience" with the United States, but said it was not too late. (more...)
Someone Smashed Donald Trump's Hollywood Star - Again Someone Smashed Donald Trump's Hollywood Star - Again
- July 26, 2018

Police said a man turned himself in at the Beverly Hills Police Department Wednesday morning. The man reportedly carried the axe in a guitar case, then called the police to report what he'd done. Our democracy is based on respect for the law. In 2017, activist James Otis , 53, was spared jail after he pleaded no contest to a felony charge of vandalism with regards to the 2016 attack. (more...)
Scores dead in Greece as wildfires engulf Attica region Scores dead in Greece as wildfires engulf Attica region
- July 25, 2018

Meanwhile, the bodies of 26 adults and children who apparently died hugging each other were found close to the sea. An aerial view shows damage caused by a wildfire near the village of Mati, near Athens , Greece , July 24, 2018. On Wednesday a blaze was threatening houses near the seaside town of Kineta, 25 kilometres west of Athens . Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras declared three days of national mourning. (more...)

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