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by | August 20, 2018 | 00:27

According to Nauert, Saudi Arabia had contributed $100 million and the United Arab Emirates had pledged $50 million toward the new funding. The $200 million was initially pledged by former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in February, and had been on hold and under review since he was ousted from the administration in March.

by | August 19, 2018 | 22:56

Mueller is investigating whether the president sought to obstruct justice as well as whether his campaign colluded with Russia's covert effort to sway the 2016 presidential election in Trump's favor. Trump's boast about cooperating with the Mueller investigation drew other viral reactions online, including many who pointed out that Trump's team has consistently lied about some key parts of the Russia investigation, including a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with a Kremlin-connected attorney ...

by | August 19, 2018 | 21:51

Lawyers for the Trump Organization have dispatched a letter to the publisher of Omarosa Manigault Newman's tell-all book, Unhinged: An Insider Account of the Trump White House . "He could care less if African-American civil rights leaders, anyone came to the table, because he had his agenda and that agenda did not include advancing and uniting the African-American community or even putting any policies in place that he promised during the campaign", she said.

by | August 19, 2018 | 19:52

First degree murder charges are expected to be filed Monday against a Colorado father suspected of killing his pregnant wife and two daughters. In Aberdeen, he parents' next-door neighbor, Joe Beach, said he saw her recently. The body of their 34-year-old mother was found "in close proximity", the court document said, without providing more details. Chris Watts , 33, was taken into custody Wednesday (Aug 15) and faces three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of tampering ...

by | August 19, 2018 | 18:59

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said no tsunami was expected, perhaps considering the quake's depth. "People started to scream and cry. They all ran to the street". The last quake on 5 August displaced hundreds of thousands of people. Nugroho said activity on the island was normal and Mount Rinjani, where hundreds of trekkers were stranded after the July 29 quake, was closed and there were no tourists there.

by | August 19, 2018 | 16:20

Thousands of stranded people are awaiting rescue as monsoon floods continue to batter the Indian state of Kerala . Incessant rains since August 8 have caused the state's worst floods in a century, and at least 186 people have perished, many of them killed by landslides.

by | August 19, 2018 | 12:31

Maas said he had spoken with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin this week, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was due to visit Berlin again on September 14 after a meeting with Merkel in the German capital last month. Stefan Meister, a Russian Federation expert at the German Council on Foreign Relations, said that there is "an increased interest on both sides to talk about topics of common interest" and that, in part because of Trump, the two sides have shifted focus from ...

by | August 18, 2018 | 20:01

It has since emerged that warnings had been issued over the bridge - which was built during a post-war construction boom by Società Italiana per Condotte d'Acqua in the 1960s - as far back as 2012. At least one person told Italy's ANSA news agency that lightning had struck the bridge before the collapse. Video captured the sound of a man screaming: "Oh god, oh, god".

by | August 18, 2018 | 19:58

Only the two Koreas seem to be in a conciliatory mood - for now. The North Korean regime also faces political challenges at home. North Korea wants concessions tied to incremental progress. That's crucial to Kim, who is hoping to undermine support for the USA -backed sanctions so that he can focus on improving North Korea's economy. With that in mind, Moon said only when "complete denuclearization" and "peace" are established on the Korean Peninsula, "economic cooperation can be ...

by | August 18, 2018 | 18:30

President TrumpDonald John TrumpNFL players stand in tunnel during anthem, extending protests 12 former top intel officials blast Trump's move to revoke Brennan's security clearance NYT: Omarosa believed to have as many as 200 tapes MORE has repeatedly voiced his support for Manafort, calling his former campaign chief a "good guy" Friday.

by | August 18, 2018 | 17:26

The revelations come in the Pentagon's 2018 report to Congress on " Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China " which focuses on developments in 2017. Last year, PLA bombers flew a dozen operational flights through the Sea of Japan, into the Western Pacific, around Taiwan , and over the East and South China Sea - all potential flashpoints.

by | August 18, 2018 | 16:36

The last Eid truce, which saw unarmed Taliban fighters mingling with soldiers and police in Kabul and other cities, offered a rare glimpse of peace and Taliban officials say they have held preliminary meetings with USA diplomats. Afghan helicopters also patrolled overhead as the president visited, police official Bilal Ahmad said. In Kabul , the United Nations office for humanitarian assistance (OCHA) said fighting was continuing on Ghazni's outskirts.

by | August 18, 2018 | 14:53

The defense phase of the trial is now expected to proceed over several months. Defense lawyers have said the prosecution failed to show the two women had any intention to kill - key to establishing they are guilty of murder . Seoul points the finger at its northern neighbour and says it was a political hit aimed at weeding out potential rivals to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

by | August 18, 2018 | 13:55

In the statement Burke states that "The Holy See treats with great seriousness the work of the Investigating Grand Jury of Pennsylvania and the lengthy Interim Report it has produced". "This catalogue of horrors comes on the heels of news accounts of deeply disturbing sexual-abuse and harassment allegations against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick , who recently resigned from the College of Cardinals".

by | August 18, 2018 | 11:53

The air was solemn as Vajpayee's body, draped in the tricolour, was placed on a platform draped in white flowers. Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali and Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck arrived in Delhi to pay tribute to the former PM.

by | August 18, 2018 | 10:29

Ohr's wife worked for Fusion GPS. That is disqualifying for Mueller. "You're trusted with that information", Webb said of officials keeping their clearances. To make matters much worse, not just Edward Snowden but an NSA/ CIA / FBI contractor whistleblower client I once represented revealed to a number of so-called government authorities that Brennan, along with James Clapper , were the primary persons who authorized and then carried out mass surveillance by the CIA and NSA, also with FBI ...

by | August 18, 2018 | 00:00

This behavior is not just endemic to Brennan but former senior Obama appointees like National Security Advisor James Clapper, FBI Director James Comey , Attorney General Eric Holder and others have gone to social media and cable news outlets to express their displeasure with Trump, as well as instigating unproven allegations that the president could be blackmailed by Russian Federation.

by | August 17, 2018 | 22:12

Earlier this week, former Indian captain Kapil Dev announced that he can not attend Imran- Khan's oath taking ceremony due to "personal commitments". His swearing-in ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, August 18. In a house of 342, the winning candidate was required to obtain at least 172 votes to become the Prime Minister.

by | August 17, 2018 | 19:53

The US will not achieve aims by exerting pressure and imposing sanctions on Turkey, he continued. TRT World 's Andrew Hopkins reports from Ankara. President Donald Trump on Friday ramped up his attack on Turkey by doubling USA tariffs on Turkish aluminium and steel imports. Erdogan noted that the U.S.

by | August 17, 2018 | 19:27

Manafort's trial is the first courtroom test for Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who indicted him in October 2017 as part of an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 US election. Former Federal Savings Bank Vice President Dennis Raico testified that Calk pushed through Manafort's loans over the concerns of other members of the bank's leadership.

by | August 17, 2018 | 18:22

The president then said that he would "attend the big parade already scheduled at Andrews Air Force Base on a different date, & go to the Paris parade, celebrating the end of the War, on November 11th". The United States normally holds military parades to mark the end of a conflict, such as in 1991 when president George H W Bush held a National Victory Parade in Washington to celebrate the end of the first Gulf War.

by | August 17, 2018 | 16:09

She took to her official Twitter handle to write, "On behalf of the Australian Government, I express my deepest condolences on the passing of former Prime Minister, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee ". He had suffered a stroke in 2009 that weakened his cognitive abilities. He subsequently developed dementia, and has had trouble with cognition and memory.

by | August 17, 2018 | 16:11

Later on Wednesday Hanson introduced her private member's bill "to give voters a say on whether Australia's immigration levels are too high by casting a vote at the next general election". "The final solution to the immigration problem is, of course, a popular vote", Anning concluded, before proposing a plebiscite "to allow the Australian people to decide whether they want wholesale non-English speaking immigrants from the Third World and, in particular, whether they want any Muslims".

by | August 17, 2018 | 10:25

Police arrested Watts just before midnight Wednesday, and on Thursday announced the discovery of a body believed to be that of Shannan, according to Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke. A spokeswoman for the oil company said Christopher Watts was sacked Wednesday, but she declined to provide any details, citing the active investigation.

by | August 17, 2018 | 10:11

Trump said he does not trust " many of those people on that list" and does not think they are "good people". Retired Adm. William McRaven, the USA military leader credited with overseeing the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden, wrote a scathing op-ed Thursday that chided President Trump for revoking the national security credentials of former CIA Director John Brennan .