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Bitcoin Was Russian Hackers' Currency of Choice, U.S. Says

The indictment states that the 12 Russian military intelligence officers hacked into the Clinton presidential campaign and Democratic Party , releasing tens of thousands of stolen communications, in a bid by a foreign government to meddle in the 2016 USA election. Read More »

Trump says he apologized to May for British tabloid interview


In the interview with the Sun , Trump - who has been a long-time supporter of Brexit - said May had not listened to his advice on how to do a Brexit deal, saying: "I would have done it much differently". "Our message to our government and our prime minister is: "We don't want a special relationship with bigots", Len McCluskey, the head of the country's biggest trade union, told Reuters . Read More »

Woman accused of attacking elderly man with brick charged with attempted murder


Laquisha Jones , 30, of Los Angeles , was arrested Tuesday night near 60th Street and Crenshaw Avenue in the Willowbrook area of Los Angeles , according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. A witness said she heard the suspect tell the victim to "Go back to your country". "When I tried to videotape her with my cell phone, she threw that same concrete block, tried to hit my vehicle". Read More »

ZEC, Elections 2018: Chamisa MDC-Alliance demo march in Harare today


A European Union election observer mission urged the ZEC last week to be more open about the printing and storage of the ballot papers to enhance the credibility of the vote. Zimbabwe's past elections have been marked by accusations of violence and fraud. "We are going to engage ZEC about the ballot issue and if not addressed we will go into red gear", Chamisa said. Read More »

Florida's Fernandina Beach closed after reports of shark attacks


Firefighters were alerted to the first shark attack and minutes later to another at Fernandina Beach. "Both patients are reportedly stable, with non-life-threatening injuries". Authorities said the Division of Ocean Rescue was monitoring for "dangerous marine life" and that swimming was prohibited "until further notice". Double red flags are now being flown at all guarded beaches, and water is closed to the public until further notice. Read More »

Section 377 left to the 'wisdom of SC'


The illegality attributed to homosexuality because of Section 377 has serious ramifications, the court said. There are other species which indulge in same-sex relations as well. Advocate Maneka Guruswamy, who appeared for a group of gay IITians, rued that although the Supreme Court had recognised the concept of live-in relationships, the LGBT community continued to face discrimination. Read More »

Trump gears up for meeting with "competitor" Putin after rocky North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit


I think Europe is a place I know very well and I think what has happened is very tough. President Donald Trump is continuing to court controversy during his trip to Europe. You go through certain areas that didn't exist ten or 15 years ago", he continued. "Commitments were made. Only five of 29 countries were making their commitment and that's now changed", Trump said at a press conference before leaving Brussels . Read More »

Israel hits Hamas targets Gaza with largest daytime airstrikes since 2014 war


Israeli fighter jets have carried out strikes against Hamas targets in the Gaza strip, in response to the violence and "terrorist acts" the group instigated at the border, as well as cross-border rocket launches, the IDF said. The Israeli attack was the largest daytime airstrike campaign in Gaza since the 2014 war, striking some 40 Hamas targets in the southern Gaza Strip, including a tunnel and other military compounds which were said to be involved in a recent spate of arson attacks using ... Read More »

Warner 'Afraid' Putin Will Take Advantage Of Trump If They Meet Alone


However, he said, "there's no allegation in this indictment that the Americans knew they were corresponding with Russian intelligence officers". Rep. "Tomorrow I go to Helsinki for a Monday meeting with Vladimir Putin ". The admonitions to cancel the meeting came nearly exclusively from Democrats, with the notable exception of McCain, who has been absent from Capitol hill as he continues to fight brain cancer. Read More »

After heroic Thai rescue, cave-diving Australian doctor mourns father's death

Harris credited divers who first ventured into the cave, including local divers and the "awesome foursome" from Britain, John Volanthen, Rick Stanton, Jason Mallinson, and Chris Jewell, for finding a safe passage to the children and coach. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop hailed Harris for being an "integral part of the rescue attempt". In a condolence message to Harris on its Facebook page, the elite Thai Navy unit said, "We wish you the best for this very tough time". Read More »

Senate calls for more say on tariffs in bipartisan vote


They worry that trade disputes with China, as well as with allies like western European nations and Canada, could damage the US economy by harming USA employers and raising prices for consumers. He said in a statement on the committee's Twitter account: "This vote underscores the consensus of the Senate - the admin. should rethink its approach" on national security tariffs. Read More »

Trump plays golf in Scotland ahead of Putin summit


Another was based near central Moscow, not far from Defense Ministry headquarters. Before Friday's indictment, Mueller's team had charged 20 individuals and three companies as part of its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible ties to Trump's campaign. Read More »

Trump Apologizes to May and Vows U.K. Trade Deal After Brexit


Mr. Trump's visit to Britain is sandwiched between the Brussels NATO summit, where he blasted allies over defense spending and trade, and ahead of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. His comments caused a flurry of Tweets from social media users who accused him of trying to put a "spin" on the matter. " Am I allowed to go higher than that? " he added , turning to May. Read More »

Rosenstein Indictments Return Focus To Roger Stone

The events laid out in Mueller's indictment resemble details from previous reporting about Stone and his communications during Trump's 2016 campaign. "Leaking after the fact", Stone added, "impossible". Still, Rosenstein said there's now no allegation that any American committed a crime. The indictment charges no Americans with wrongdoing, and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein emphasized the indictment doesn't even accuse Americans of knowingly communicating with Russians. Read More »

Russian Agents Used Illinois Computer To Hack Dems In 2016, Indictment Alleges

The indictment does not specify which state had been hacked. Days before today's 12 indictments were handed down, Trump continued to call Robert Mueller's investigation a "witch hunt". The court papers also say that an unidentified organization - which matches the description of Wikileaks - coordinated the release of DNC emails with Guccifer 2.0 in July 2016 with an eye toward disrupting the party's convention. Read More »

XXXTentacion murder: 2nd suspect arrested


Court documents revealed Boatwright was pulled over for tinted windows. The arrest comes a few weeks after Dedrick D. Williams was arrested and booked for first-degree murder. Investigators want to find out what he knows about the murder. Police said that his murder was a robbery gone wrong. He also drew criticism over bad behavior and multiple arrests, including charges that he severely beat and abused his girlfriend. Read More »

Donald Trump trashes Theresa May’s Brexit plan


President Trump on Friday sought to undo the damage he'd done to British Prime Minister Theresa May , lavishing her with compliments one day after he was quoted in a British tabloid dismissing her approach to Brexit, praising one of her foes and threatening to upend their trade relationship - while boasting that she would have been better off listening to him. Read More »

Whalers Kill First 'Blue Whale' In Over Fifty Years In Iceland

Animal rights campaigners who photographed the whale's carcass, say it was harpooned and killed off the west coast of Iceland on 8 July. Despite the moratorium of the worldwide whaling Commission, established on the commercial hunting of whales in Iceland are allowed to catch whales-the fin whale. Read More »

Donald Trump apologises to British PM Theresa May over ‘fake news’


The meeting took place in the wake of an explosive newspaper interview in which he said the Prime Minister's Brexit plans would kill off a trade deal with America and Boris Johnson would be a "great Prime Minister". "My job is actually getting out there and doing it, and that's exactly what I've done". "When I saw her this morning, I said, 'I want to apologize, because I said such good things about you, ' " Trump related during a joint news conference at the prime minister's country ... Read More »

Wild Boars to be discharged from hospital next week


The boys and their coach had gone into the Tham Luang cave in the northern province of Chiang Rai on June 23, for a quick excursion after soccer practice, when a rainy season downpour flooded the tunnels. Bill Whitehouse, vice chairman of the British Cave Rescue Council, said that psychological help would be offered to cope with the aftermath of the underwater drama. Read More »

Britain, US agree to engage Russian Federation with ‘strength, unity’


Trump said he was "OK" with British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy and was hopeful the two countries could strike a trade deal, a day after excoriating her policy. Many countries in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, which we are expected to defend, are not only short of their current commitment of 2% (which is low), but are also delinquent for many years in payments that have not been made. Read More »

Driver charged after boulder falls off truck, kills 2 in Rosemount


It isn't clear whether Czeck was aware that the boulder fell off of the truck, but local police say that they suspect he knew something was amiss. Investigators visited local construction sites where they were able to determine that the vehicle belonged to Czeck Services, a landscaping company. Read More »

EU's Top Negotiator: Brexit Deal Is '80 Percent' Done


Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the Cabinet ministers had "jumped the sinking ship". But the model has infuriated many Brexit supporters, and led to the resignations of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis . Read More »

Boris Johnson resigns, escalating London conflict over Brexit


Ignoring all diplomatic niceties, the convention-shredding U.S. president set up the four-day visit with a rebuke of May as she battles to stop her government falling apart over Brexit. Some Conservative Brexit supporters are still incensed over what they see as her breach of a promise to break cleanly from the EU. Andrew Bridgen became the first Conservative MP to declare publicly that he has sent a letter of no confidence in Mrs May to the chairman of the backbench 1922 Committee, Sir ... Read More »