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US ambassador urges Britain to ditch support for Iran nuclear deal

US ambassador urges Britain to ditch support for Iran nuclear deal London has made clear it is committed to the JCPOA, but is open to talking to the U.S. about ways to address shared concerns about Iran's regional activities. Burt said the deal was an important part of regional security and that, with the European Union, the government was trying to protect British companies from the United States sanctions when dealing with Iran. [Full Article...]

Trump signs defense bill named for Sen. John McCain

Trump signs defense bill named for Sen. John McCain That requires a "whole-of-government" strategy, incorporating diplomatic, economic, intelligence, law enforcement and military elements, to protect and strengthen national security, the defence act states. Trump later made a reference to McCain at a political fund-raiser in Utica, New York, knocking him - as Trump does repeatedly - for voting against a bill to repeal parts of President Barack Obam... [Full Article...]

In Romania police used gas against protesters

In Romania police used gas against protesters The protesters were demanding the resignation of the government, objecting to the perceived efforts to weaken the judiciary by the governing Social Democrats (PSD). Reuters reported that at least 400 people sought medical attention and that the protests were organized in large part by Romanian expats working outside of the country. [Full Article...]

Afghan forces battle Taliban in key city for third day

Afghan forces battle Taliban in key city for third day Government officials say that all key government buildings are still under government control, including the governor's compound, and the NDS and Police headquarters. A spokesman for USA forces in Afghanistan also described the fight for Ghazni as a clearance operation, with sporadic clashes between security forces and insurgents punctuating relative calm. [Full Article...]

The Date for Judge Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Hearing Has Been Set

The Date for Judge Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Hearing Has Been Set Questioning will begin the following day. Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director for the Judicial Crisis Network, which has already launched ads in support of Kavanaugh's confirmation, said the Democrats' anger was just their attempt to stall the nomination. [Full Article...]

Erdogan slams interest rates as 'tool of exploitation'

Erdogan slams interest rates as 'tool of exploitation' Earlier, it had crashed some 12 percent through the 6.00 level for the first time in history, trading at one point at more than 6.20 lira per dollar. Relations between the two countries deteriorated in the wake of US President Donald Trump's decision to increase tariffs on Turkish aluminum and steel to 20% and 50% respectively. [Full Article...]

Mnangagwa’s inauguration may need to be postponed as MDC arrives at court

Mnangagwa’s inauguration may need to be postponed as MDC arrives at court Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi told Reuters Sunday's inauguration "will no longer happen" until the case is finalised. "We are seeking a declaration to the effect that the presidential election was not properly conducted", MDC party lawyer Thanbani Mpofu said. [Full Article...]

State Of Emergency Declared In Charlottesville For 'Unite the Right' Anniversary

State Of Emergency Declared In Charlottesville For 'Unite the Right' Anniversary Two Virginia State Police officers also died in a helicopter crash while assisting police activity related the the rally. Authorities have declared a state of emergency there in order to draw on increased resources ahead of this Sunday's one-year anniversary of the deadly "Unite the Right" rally . [Full Article...]

Indonesia earthquake: Lombok rocked by third tremor in a week

Indonesia earthquake: Lombok rocked by third tremor in a week According to authorities, more than 156,000 people have been displaced and tens of thousands of homes have been destroyed, BBC reports . A strong aftershock struck Indonesia's Lombok on Thursday , causing panic among evacuees sheltering after a devastating quake killed more than 160 on the holiday island four days earlier. [Full Article...]

People are taking the mick out of Donald Trump's Space Force

People are taking the mick out of Donald Trump's Space Force After Trump's 2020 reelection campaign sent out a fundraising email asking for supporters to vote on their favourite Space Force logo, the administration also announced that they would be selling merchandise to celebrate plans for the sixth branch of the military . [Full Article...]

North Korea threatens to keep nukes

North Korea threatens to keep nukes Three South Korean companies brought in North Korean coal and pig iron disguised as Russian products in possible violation of worldwide sanctions, the South Korean customs agency said Friday. "We're going to continue to apply maximum pressure to North Korea until they denuclearize, just as we are to Iran". North Korea is renewing its harsh criticism of the United States for failing to live up to... [Full Article...]

CEO Jack Dorsey Explains Why Twitter Didn't Ban Alex Jones

CEO Jack Dorsey Explains Why Twitter Didn't Ban Alex Jones Dorsey said he understood why people were upset with the decision, but he said censorship isn't the answer. In this file photo, Alex Jones from Infowars .com speaks during a rally in support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump near the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 18, 2016. [Full Article...]

Indonesia quake: Lombok survivor names baby after disaster as death toll rises

Indonesia quake: Lombok survivor names baby after disaster as death toll rises Days after a powerful quake rocked Indonesia's resort island of Lombok, killing more than 130 people and sending thousands of tourists fleeing, its beach strip stands eerily empty, with shops and hotels shuttered. Sunday's natural disaster was the second deadly quake to hit Lombok in a week. On Lombok, soldiers and other rescuers carried injured people on stretchers and carpets to evacuation cen... [Full Article...]

Israeli minister says Egypt bears equal responsibility for Gaza

Israeli minister says Egypt bears equal responsibility for Gaza Israel chose to erect a sea barrier in 2014, when several Hamas gunmen tried to enter Israel by sea but were shot dead by soldiers. According to unconfirmed local media reports, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to meet members of his security cabinet later Sunday to discuss a possible truce with Hamas. [Full Article...]

North Korea foreign minister visits Iran

North Korea foreign minister visits Iran Central Command told reporters at the Pentagon on Wednesday. Iran's markets were actually relatively buoyant, with the rial strengthening by 20 per cent since Sunday after the government relaxed foreign exchange rules and allowed unlimited, tax-free gold and currency imports. [Full Article...]

Syrian Rocket Scientist Reportedly Assassinated By Israel's Mossad

Syrian Rocket Scientist Reportedly Assassinated By Israel's Mossad The NYT quoted "a senior official from a Middle Eastern intelligence agency" who on Monday said it was at least the fourth time in three years that Israel has assassinated an enemy weapons engineer. A branch of the centre outside Damascus was among the targets of US strikes in April and the US Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on the institution since 2005. [Full Article...]

Parkland shooter bought AR-15 for $560 because it was 'cool-looking'

Parkland shooter bought AR-15 for $560 because it was 'cool-looking' Students are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla ., on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, after a shooter opened fire on the campus. Another judge approved the redactions as well. He said he didn't know why he balked at doing it. ►Make it easy to keep up-to-date with more stories like this. [Full Article...]

5 killed in CA when plane crashes into parking lot

5 killed in CA when plane crashes into parking lot All five passengers aboard the small plane were killed on Sunday. Hakimi's son , Navid Hakimi, and Shepherd's husband, Scott Shepherd, also died. "I don't know what this pilot did or what he was thinking, but it could have been much more tragic", Orange County Fire Captain Tony Bommarito said. [Full Article...]

Karunanidhi`s death: Chennai schools and colleges shut, movie shows

Karunanidhi`s death: Chennai schools and colleges shut, movie shows Karunanidhi was admitted to Kauvery hospital in Chennai following a drop in blood pressure on July 28. DMK chief Karunanidhi is on continuous monitoring and being treated with active medical support, the hospital added. Many were seen weeping and chanting slogans hailing the leader. Since then he continues to be monitored by a team of specialists, reported PTI. Karunanidhi married thrice. [Full Article...]

SAFD sending crew to help battle deadly Carr Fire in California

SAFD sending crew to help battle deadly Carr Fire in California The River Fire has burned 48,663 acres (19,693 hectares) and is 58 percent contained. The Mendocino Complex of Fires east of Ukiah, California has blackened more than 273,664 acres, becoming the second largest wildfire in the state's recorded history. [Full Article...]


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