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President Trump, Kenyan President Kenyatta Speak on Trade and Terrorism President Trump, Kenyan President Kenyatta Speak on Trade and Terrorism
- August 28, 2018

Speaking on Monday during a bilateral meeting at the White House, President Kenyatta said the USA has been instrumental in the fight against terrorism and seeks to partner with it in streamlining other sectors. According to the itinerary published on Fact Base on President Trump's Public Schedule, President Uhuru and the First Lady Margaret Kenyatta are scheduled to arrive at the White House on Monday 8:45 pm East African Time (EAT). (more...)
Environment Canada issues special air-quality statement for P.E.I Environment Canada issues special air-quality statement for P.E.I
- August 28, 2018

Smoke conditions can change quickly over short distances and can vary considerably hour-by-hour. Temperatures are expected to be near normal to slightly below normal across the region. With that in mind, he adds smoke can still be variable in some areas, and may not have completely cleared out everywhere. Air quality is now in the moderate category and is forecast to fluctuate between unhealthy for sensitive groups category and the unhealthy category into. (more...)
Lawyers expect 2nd Manafort trial to take about 2 weeks
- August 28, 2018

The former Trump aide, 69, pleaded not guilty to the charges, which stem from accusations that Manafort hid millions made for lobbying work in foreign bank accounts which he used to fund a lavish lifestyle in the U.S. For the trial in Washington, the government said it expected to complete its work in 10 to 12 trial days - similar to the 12 days of testimony it presented in Alexandria - and to use three of the same expert witnesses: two Federal Bureau of Investigation forensic accountants and ... (more...)
Iran, Syria Sign Deal On Military Cooperation Iran, Syria Sign Deal On Military Cooperation
- August 28, 2018

Hatami is on the second day of a two-day visit to Damascus , during which he held "detailed negotiations" with his counterpart Ali Abdullah Ayoub and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to Tasnim . Hatami justified the Iranian forces' presence in Syria by saying it was at the invitation of its government. He later met with Assad. Syrian pro-government forces are preparing to launch an assault on the northwestern province of Idlib, the last major rebel stronghold. (more...)
Dutch police: Suspect in boy's slaying detained in Spain Dutch police: Suspect in boy's slaying detained in Spain
- August 27, 2018

Nicky Verstappen was taken from his tent while at summer camp in August 1998. A day later, his body was found near the camp site. When Brech - said to be a survival expert who could hide out in remote locations - disappeared from the country without saying a word to his family or friends an worldwide arrest warrant was issued. (more...)
Six children and 2 adults killed in Chicago apartment fire Six children and 2 adults killed in Chicago apartment fire
- August 27, 2018

The children that were killed ranged in age from 3 months to 16 years old, ABC station WLS in Chicago reports . Two other people, a teenager and an adult, were also transported to a local hospital, officials said. The fire started on the 2nd floor of the building, Santiago said. The first floor was empty. The fire was put out just after 5 a.m. "Unfortunately. (more...)
John McCain has died following brain cancer John McCain has died following brain cancer
- August 27, 2018

Trump and McCain had feuded for years, most notably in 2016 when Trump said McCain was " not a war hero " because he had been captured in Vietnam . The son and grandson of Navy admirals, McCain was a former Navy pilot. "He's a war hero because he was captured", he said. Flake served with McCain in the Senate for nearly half a decade. (more...)
Doctors visit migrants stranded on Italian boat as Salvini defies UN Doctors visit migrants stranded on Italian boat as Salvini defies UN
- August 27, 2018

Italy had refused to allow most of the migrants off until a solution was reached regarding their relocation. Italy's Catholic bishops offered to care for a majority of 140 migrants the country's government had prevented from leaving an Italian coast guard ship docked for days in a Sicilian harbor because politics shouldn't be practiced at the expense of the poor, prominent churchmen said Sunday. (more...)
Hotel fire in Harbin, China kills 19 Hotel fire in Harbin, China kills 19
- August 27, 2018

Around 400 square metres of the hotel's area was gutted in the fire, the cause of which was being probed, according to the local government. Footage aired by the state broadcaster showed rescue workers inside the burned-out building . Back in 2010 another deadly fire incident at a Shanghai apartment tower killed at least 58 people. Saturday's disaster added to a string of deadly blazes that have plagued China despite official efforts to improve public safety over the past two decades. (more...)
McCain to be Honored in Arizona, Washington McCain to be Honored in Arizona, Washington
- August 27, 2018

The heir of a decorated military family, McCain embraced his role as chair of the Senate armed services committee, pushing for aggressive USA military intervention overseas and eager to contribute to "defeating the forces of radical Islam that want to destroy America". (more...)
USA prosecutors grant Trump Organization CFO immunity in Cohen probe USA prosecutors grant Trump Organization CFO immunity in Cohen probe
- August 27, 2018

The Manhattan District Attorney's office is trying to determine what role the organization may have had in the arrangement of a payment Michael Cohen made to Stormy Daniels , the adult-film actress who said she had a sexual relationship with Donald Trump . (more...)
Russia, Turkey Agree on Idlib Plan Russia, Turkey Agree on Idlib Plan
- August 27, 2018

The Syrian government forces are sending reinforcements to the frontline with rebel-held areas in Idlib province in northwestern Syria as part of the preparations for a wide-scale offensive against that last major rebel stronghold in Syria, a war monitor reported on Thursday. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation swarm Baltimore townhouse where the Jacksonville shooter's father lives Federal Bureau of Investigation swarm Baltimore townhouse where the Jacksonville shooter's father lives
- August 27, 2018

Three victims were shot once, the other victims were hit multiple times. "We have deceased victims at the scene, we also have injured people at the hospital". The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office confirmed there was an active mass shooting Sunday at Jacksonville Landing - an outdoor shopping area in downtown - and warned people to stay away. (more...)
Myanmar delays verdict for Reuters reporters Myanmar delays verdict for Reuters reporters
- August 27, 2018

They also faulted Aung San Suu Kyi for not using her role as head of Myanmar's government, nor her "moral authority" - she is a Nobel peace prize laureate - to stop the events in embattled Rakhine state. UN officials and human rights watchers have for months pointed to evidence of genocide in Myanmar, and the United States late past year said that "ethnic cleansing" was occurring in Myanmar. (more...)
Ex-Vatican envoy urges Pope Francis to resign over abuse case Ex-Vatican envoy urges Pope Francis to resign over abuse case
- August 27, 2018

Francis, talking to reporters aboard the plane returning to Rome from Dublin, said he would "not say one word" on the 11-page document, in which the former official says Francis should resign. In July, McCarrick resigned as cardinal after he was removed from official duties in June. Years of sexual abuse scandals have shattered the credibility of the church as a moral leader in Ireland. (more...)
Trump reportedly nixed statement praising life of John McCain
- August 27, 2018

Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., said in a statement that McCain "defined public service, honor, and love of country". "Give it hell, John". Trump's brief Twitter statement said "hearts and prayers" are with the McCain family. "Some voices are so vibrant, it's hard to think of them stilled". Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said McCain's support for the Jewish state "never wavered". (more...)
Yellowstone bear that attacked boy won't be captured, killed Yellowstone bear that attacked boy won't be captured, killed
- August 27, 2018

Since the incident was a surprise encounter and the bear was defending its cub, rangers do not plan on searching for the bear. "We wish their son a full recovery from his injuries". As reported by People , the 55-year-old was charged with harassment of wildlife, interfering with law enforcement , four counts of disorderly conduct, and count of presence in a park area when under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. (more...)
John McCain’s death leads to outpouring from foes and allies
- August 27, 2018

McCain, the GOP nominee, had lost the presidential race to Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaMcCain's body arrives at Phoenix-area mortuary to cheers of "I love you, John" Bush, Obama asked to give eulogies at McCain's funeral: report All living presidents honor McCain after his death MORE in 2008. (more...)
Arizona governor will name McCain's replacement after funeral
- August 27, 2018

That outpouring swelled after the news of his death broke on Saturday. He offered sympathy to the McCain family. "Our hearts and prayers are with you!" he added. Former President Barack Obama , who was McCain's opponent in the 2008 presidential election, wrote a heartfelt tribute to his onetime competitor - noting they were from different generations and backgrounds but shared a loyalty to the American ideals that so many have sacrificed to protect. (more...)
Head of ISIS in Afghanistan killed, government says Head of ISIS in Afghanistan killed, government says
- August 27, 2018

ISIL in Afghanistan is also known as Islamic State Khorasan (ISIS-K) after an old name for the region that includes Afghanistan. Lieutenant-Colonel Martin Donnell, a spokesman for U. Ghani has been trying to nudge the resurgent Taliban, which has been fighting to overthrow the US -backed government in Kabul since 2001, into peace talks. (more...)
Airlines scrap Iran flights in a dramatic about-face Airlines scrap Iran flights in a dramatic about-face
- August 27, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of a 2015 nuclear pact between Iran and the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, with his administration then announcing unilateral plans to restore sanctions against Tehran . Air France's sister airline, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, said last month it will stop flights to Tehran because of the financial outlook. However, the commercial reasons for halting flights to Iran does not sound plausible when it comes to many flight routes, ... (more...)
Jacksonville Madden tournament targeted by gunman was early qualifier Jacksonville Madden tournament targeted by gunman was early qualifier
- August 27, 2018

An eSports team, comPlexity Gaming, said on Twitter one of its players "was grazed in the hand" but was "away from the scene and safe". Video game manufacturer Electronic Arts tweeted , "This is a frightful situation, and our deepest sympathies go out to all involved". (more...)
One dead, many injured in 6.0 quake in western Iran One dead, many injured in 6.0 quake in western Iran
- August 27, 2018

Bazvand said at least 500 buildings had been destroyed and would need to be completely rebuilt. The provincial head of the Red Crescent, Mohammad Reza Amirian, said there had been at least 21 aftershocks. Reportedly 2 people died and over 100 injured in the natural disaster. Both cities are close to the Iran-Iraq border. President Hassan Rouhani ordered him to provide immediate relief to the earthquake-stricken region. (more...)
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe returns to Iranian jail after temporary release Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe returns to Iranian jail after temporary release
- August 27, 2018

Her lawyer had been hoping to come to an arrangement with prosecutors to extend her three-day release, but it has now emerged that those efforts have proved futile. "I still find it an extraordinary decision", he said in the statement. "She was shivering and shaking and crying - and said: 'How can you take me away from my baby, when she needs me?'" Ratcliffe said in a an email received by AFP. (more...)
Trump calls off N Korea trip, to S Korean concern Trump calls off N Korea trip, to S Korean concern
- August 27, 2018

This was a surprise to the officials at the State Department. At the time North Korea issued a sour media statement about its talks with Pompeo on the heels of his two-day visit to Pyongyang. It's not yet clear which drills the North was referring to. Talks since then have made little headway, with the two sides far apart on denuclearization and the U.S. (more...)
Eric Swalwell, California rep.: Democrats shouldn't 'lead with impeachment' Eric Swalwell, California rep.: Democrats shouldn't 'lead with impeachment'
- August 27, 2018

Mr. Trump said Mr. Cohen pleaded to two counts that weren't even crimes and that they didn't have to do with his campaign. According to Politifact , Cohen's testimony about hush money payments directed by Donald Trump could be a game-changer for the president. (more...)
Berlin fires may have been caused by arson Berlin fires may have been caused by arson
- August 27, 2018

A senior local official in Potsdam-Mittelmark county, Christian Stein, said that "we managed during the night to get a grip on the fire", with some large areas extinguished. Social media users in Berlin said on Friday that they woke up to the sight of smoke in the distance. They are using water-dropping helicopters and water cannons on fire engines to slow the fire in the risky areas. (more...)
Julie Bishop resigns as Australian foreign affairs minister Julie Bishop resigns as Australian foreign affairs minister
- August 27, 2018

Up until Friday's leadership spill Ms Bishop had been deputy leader of the Liberal Party for more than a decade, having taken on the position in the aftermath of the Howard Government's election defeat in November 2007. "There was an expectation amongst our party members that we would all ensure that that significant presence was retained in the interests of the State". (more...)
Several killed in mass shooting in Jacksonville, Florida Several killed in mass shooting in Jacksonville, Florida
- August 27, 2018

Jacksonville police said one suspect is dead and SWAT is doing a methodical search of Landing and the immediate area to make sure there are no additional gunmen. CompLexity Gaming, which sponsored one of the players, confirmed the shooting at the event and said the gamer was "grazed in the hand" by a bullet. (more...)
Man charged in Tibbetts' death worked under fake name Man charged in Tibbetts' death worked under fake name
- August 27, 2018

Lang says the farm employed Cristhian Bahena Rivera for four years but knew him by a different name, which he did not disclose. We are at risk simply when we go for our usual run. In a brief interview with CNN , Axne called efforts to politicize the death "unconscionable to me" and said that while she believes the USA immigration system is "broken" and in need of legislative fix, "abolishing ICE is absolutely not the solution". (more...)

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