Friday August 18-th, 2017

Once Again, Senators Try to Cut Off Kamala Harris

Democrats have not forgotten that in his confirmation hearing for attorney general, Sessions, a former Trump campaign advisor, falsely told Congress that he had no contact with Russian officials during the campaign. When Senator Dianne Feinstein ...

Firefighters battling massive blaze in London high-rise

Smoke billows from the Grenfell Tower apartment building after it was engulfed in flames in North Kensington, London , June 14, 2017 . People in the north Kensington tower block were trapped overnight with witnesses describing seeing a mother t...

The Heat: Latest on the Qatar-Gulf crisis

The Saudi report names Humayqani as head of Qatar's Alkarama network in Yemen and the head of Al Rashad, a Salafi party he founded. Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker also repeated calls for the United Nations' aviation agency to intervene in the a...

Ireland elects first gay prime minister Leo Varadkar Ireland elects first gay prime minister Leo Varadkar

Mr Kenny resigned as Fine Gael leader in May to make way for his successor. Leo Varadkar took office Wednesday as Ireland's youngest Taoiseach , or prime minister. Varadkar went up against housing minister Coveney in the leadership race, who...

Vail among hundreds of U.S. towns still committed to Paris Agreement goals Vail among hundreds of U.S. towns still committed to Paris Agreement goals

She re-iterated her view that the Paris agreement was set in stone. The letter is signed by mayors, governors, college and university leaders, businesses and investors that "are joining forces for the first time to declare that we will continue t...

Trump Has Made the 2020 Election a Referendum on Climate Change Trump Has Made the 2020 Election a Referendum on Climate Change

According to the President and key Republicans who supported his decision, the Paris agreement would impact the American economy in the long-term, depressing growth and affecting the ability of American companies to compete internationally.

At least 9 troopers injured in Tral grenade attack At least 9 troopers injured in Tral grenade attack

This time the grenade attack took place on a police station. Officials said that militants lobbed a grenade at the camp in Sirbal area of Pahalgam. This was the second grenade attack in Tral in two days and the third such incident in Kashmir si...

Julia Stiles, fiance Preston Cook, expecting first child Julia Stiles, fiance Preston Cook, expecting first child

Cook , are expecting their first child together later this year, People reports . Julia showed off her baby bump in London on Monday while promoting her new United Kingdom series " Riviera ". "All around, it was a really wonderful trip", she revea...

DUP head: Talks with UK Conservatives going well

Mrs May's authority has been severely diminished after a disastrous general election which saw her lose her House of Commons majority. "So we should set up a small cross-party commission to conduct the negotiations, and have a clear and transpare...

Asian stocks up as investors shrug off tech rout, eye Fed Asian stocks up as investors shrug off tech rout, eye Fed

Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins said that first-quarter growth had been "pretty impressive" and that the central bank would in effect consider whether current low rates are still needed. ANALYST'S TAKE: Jingyi Pan, a market strategist at IG i...

Lexi Thompson shoots 67 for 1-shot lead after third round Lexi Thompson shoots 67 for 1-shot lead after third round

Joining Marchand at 67 were Ariya Jutanugarn , In Gee Chun, Angel Yin, Lexi Thompson and Lee Lopez. If she managed to pull out a victory, it would give her Category 7 status on the LPGA Tour and a likely spot in the Walmart NW Arkansas Champio...

United Kingdom premier strikes tentative deal with N Ireland party

Later this morning, Theresa May will announce her intention to form a government - or at least to try. Challenged if Labour could have won under another leader, Mr Leslie said: "I've never known a more beatable Prime Minister than Theresa May -...

Trump cheerleaders turn on special counsel Mueller

As Mueller builds his legal team, Trump's allies have begun raising questions about the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director's impartiality, suggesting he can not be trusted to lead the probe. Former FBI Director Robert Mueller attends the...

May unveils 'talented' new Cabinet, Patel holds on to Cabinet May unveils 'talented' new Cabinet, Patel holds on to Cabinet

The return to the Cabinet of Mr Gove will be seen as an attempt to head off any challenge from the Brexiteer wing of the party. Seemingly cast into the political wilderness by the Prime Minister, to who he came a distant third in last year's leader...

General Election: Labour continuing to close gap on Tories new poll shows General Election: Labour continuing to close gap on Tories new poll shows

One questioner asked how he could expect the British people to vote him into office when he had "sat down and supported" the IRA and Hamas. And secondly, could the polls just be wrong? "I'm not going to make any excuses for the experience you had",...

North Korea frees US college student; family says he's in coma

Officials involved in securing Warmbier's release told The Post that it had nothing to do with Rodman's trip to Pyongyang, calling it a "bizarre coincidence" that might have been a deliberate ploy from North Korea to distract from Warmbier's condit...

Moscow court jails opposition leader for 30 days Moscow court jails opposition leader for 30 days

An opposition-leaning monitoring group, OVD-Info, reported far higher figures for Moscow and estimated that the total number of arrested across Russian Federation may be over 1,000. The charge was only the latest against Navalny, who has also bee...

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Accused NSA Leaker Reality Winner Federal Grand Jury Indicts Accused NSA Leaker Reality Winner

Her attorney told reporters she plans to plead not guilty. A detention hearing is scheduled for Thursday afternoon. Julian Assange - founder of WikiLeaks - released a statement calling for public support for victor, saying she is a young woma...

White House says Trump looks forward to scheduling UK trip White House says Trump looks forward to scheduling UK trip

Trump on Friday raised some eyebrows when he accused Comey of lying under oath when he claimed Trump asked him to "let go" of the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. " Lordy, I hope there are tapes ", Comey quipped. ...

Attorney General Sessions' Testimony To Senate Panel Will Be Public Attorney General Sessions' Testimony To Senate Panel Will Be Public

Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director but has so far kept a low profile. The Sessions testimony will live stream on Tuesday from room 219 of the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., starting 2:30 p.m. "He believes it is impo...

'Dead Woman Walking': Amid Election Fallout, Theresa May Stands On Shaky Ground 'Dead Woman Walking': Amid Election Fallout, Theresa May Stands On Shaky Ground

After all 650 seats were declared, the Conservative Party had lost 12 seats, bringing it to a total of 318, while Labour gained 32 to reach 262. Sterling plunged against the dollar and the euro as the election result created even more uncertainty...

Puerto Ricans skeptical of change after vote for statehood

Of a total of 2,260,804 registered voters, less than half a million went to the polls in the non-binding referendum. Many questioned the validity of the vote, however, because of a boycott by anti-statehood opposition parties that resulted in o...

May's top aides resign after UK election fiasco May's top aides resign after UK election fiasco

Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster is set to hold talks with Theresa May in Downing Street to finalise an agreement on propping up her minority government. "The taoiseach (Kenny) indicated his concern that nothing should happen to put the ...

Dennis Rodman Returns To North Korea Dennis Rodman Returns To North Korea

Malaysian investigative authorities also speculated that Kim Jong Nam's meetings with an American male believed to have links with a USA intelligence agency may have been behind North Korea's decision to silence him. And in April 2013 Trump called Ro...

Garry Monk unveiled at Middlesbrough and reveals why he wanted the job Garry Monk unveiled at Middlesbrough and reveals why he wanted the job

The Dutchman did a good job in his first season at Reading , guiding them to the Championship Play-Off final where they lost on penalties to Huddersfield Town. As far as his the thought process that went into opting for Middlesbrough is concerne...

Britain's May seeks deal to cling to power Britain's May seeks deal to cling to power

Defence Minister Michael Fallon said on Sunday the cabinet would meet "early next week". The announcement came after May lost Downing St. chiefs of staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, who resigned Saturday. It added that "the logic leading to Mrs". ...

Business, govt leaders intent to honor Paris climate accord

The effort is led by philanthropist and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. McAuliffe said on Monday that Virginia is joining the U.S. Climate Alliance, a bipartisan group started by the governors of California, New York and Washington....

London Bridge attacker tried to rent larger truck London Bridge attacker tried to rent larger truck

Witnesses described seeing the 39-year-old Echeverria using a skateboard against attackers before he fell to the ground during last Saturday's attacks on and near London Bridge. The mayor said: " London is open". It was the third such deadly attac...

Gulf States Announce Humanitarian Hotline for Mixed Qatari Families Gulf States Announce Humanitarian Hotline for Mixed Qatari Families

Additionally, Saudi Arabia closed Qatar's only land border, affecting a significant source of food imports for the peninsula nation. Mr. Trump's demand that there be "no more funding" by Qatar for extremists groups contradicted the message deliv...

Statehood wins questioned Puerto Rico referendum Statehood wins questioned Puerto Rico referendum

A 74-year-old man who served 35 years in jail due to links to a militant Puerto Rican nationalist group received both cheers and boos from the crowd at New York's Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday. "I don't see Puerto Rico being in any way ready to...

Qatar Petroleum says business as usual despite diplomatic rift Qatar Petroleum says business as usual despite diplomatic rift

FILE - In this November 4, 2015 file photo, a Boeing 787 airplane purchased by Qatar Airways is shown during a delivery ceremony in Everett, Wash. Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates , Bahrain and others accused Qatar of supporting extrem...

DUP agrees principles to back UK Conservatives

The Conservatives are known for their ruthless leadership campaigns and it was only previous year that Johnson and former Justice Secretary Michael Gove vied for power in a bitter battle. A controversial working relationship between the British Con...

UK's Johnson Says Backs Prime Minister Amid Reported Calls to Replace May UK's Johnson Says Backs Prime Minister Amid Reported Calls to Replace May

The Prime Minister is now manoeuvring frantically to strike a deal with the Northern Irish DUP that would allow her to stay in power as head of a minority government. "He's in a permanent leadership campaign so I am not sure it qualifies as news", he...

Trump berates Qatar as Gulf stand-off escalates Trump berates Qatar as Gulf stand-off escalates

GULF states cranked up the pressure on Qatar on Thursday as US President Donald Trump and Kuwait's emir worked to end an Arab row that Qataris say has led to a blockade of their country, an investment powerhouse and supplier of gas to world market...

Vermont needs a long-term plan on climate change Vermont needs a long-term plan on climate change

President Donald Trump announced last week the USA will withdraw from the agreement. By joining, he committed Iowa City to climate action by taking stock of greenhouse emissions, the current effect of climate change in the City and other effort...

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