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US economy grows at the fastest pace since 2014

During Barack Obama's presidency, there were four quarters when annualised growth exceeded the level that Trump praised today. The Commerce Department announced on Friday that second-quarter gross domestic product ( GDP ) advance by 4.1%, and first-quarter GDP was revised to 2.2% from 2%. Read More »

British Jewish Newspapers Unite To Warn Of 'Existential' Corbyn Threat


The Labour leader was speaking as he came under increased pressure from his own MPs to include an internationally recognised definition of anti-Semitism in full within the party's new code of conduct. The Telegraph understands that Tom Watson, the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, has warned Mr Corbyn that disciplining Dame Margaret Hodge for calling him anti-Semitic is "counter-productive". Read More »

Be my guest, Putin tells Trump

Putin was speaking to reporters at a summit of Brics countries - Brazil, Russia , India, China and South Africa - in Johannesburg. The Russian leader said telephone calls between Moscow and Washington were insufficient and that both sides needed to meet to talk about matters like the Iran nuclear deal and global conflicts. Read More »

Ireland would back United Kingdom attempt to extend European Union withdrawal talks


The Irish Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs has said to unionists that they have "nothing to fear from a British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference". "But it also requires an intensification of the negotiations on Brexit". The Chequers plan has attracted criticism from Eurosceptics in May's party as well as those who originally wanted to stay in the bloc, and Britain has said it is stepping up preparations for "no-deal", with Raab also saying food would be stockpiled for that ... Read More »

Death toll soars in Greek fires — BIBLICAL DISASTER


Dozens of people remain unaccounted for and the Greek Civil Protection Service fear that the number of fatalities may increase. In 2007 over 80 people were killed in dozens of fires nationwide in Greece . "We will do whatever is humanly possible to control it", he said. Prime Minister Tsipras has declared a state of emergency in Attica, saying all emergency services have been mobilised. Read More »

New Zealand to grant paid leave for domestic violence victims


Ms Logie said the leave would provide time for victims to go to court or move away from abusive homes. The legislation also makes discrimination against domestic abuse victims illegal. Victims won't need to provide proof of their circumstances and will also be offered flexible work conditions to ensure their safety, such as working from a different location, changing email address and having contact details removed from the business's website. Read More »

New Zealand claims Australia copied their flag


But 56 percent of voters opted for the status quo. However, others including Aussie actor Hugh Jackman claimed it would be best if both countries moved away from the Union Jack - the national flag of the United Kingdom that combines the crossing of three countries under the Sovereign, England (and Wales), Scotland and Ireland - that was included in both Australia and New Zealand's flags to acknowledge British settlement. Read More »

Michael Cohen Says Trump Knew About 2016 Trump Tower Meeting With Russians

Trump Jr. says he didn't get any dirt at the meeting - and the promised speech never happened. Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya speaks during an interview in Moscow, Nov. The specter of the potentially damaging information, which would run counter to months of denials and point toward a willingness to collude with a foreign power by Trump himself, again raised the possibility of what Cohen could deliver to prosecutors if he decides to cooperate. Read More »

Beauty brands dump Kuwaiti influencer after ugly words on 'servants'


Someone tagged me in a video of a celebrity complaining about new labor laws that protect the rights of domestic workers in Kuwait , namely that they should be given a day off and that they should hold their passports at all times.Watching that video made me pretty upset and I hate that I still have to make videos about topics like this in 2018, here are my thoughts... Read More »

Portions Of Yosemite National Park To Close Ahead Of Ferguson Fire


The closure will last until Sunday. July is usually the second-busiest month at Yosemite, drawing almost 600,000 visitors to marvel at its soaring peaks, towering rock walls and wildlife. released on social media on July 23 , 2018. More than 3,000 firefighters continue battling the fire, which has scorched almost 53 square miles (137 square kilometers) of timber and brush. Read More »

Cohen: Trump approved 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russians

The meeting was attended by the president's son, Donald Trump Jr., after organizers told him they had dirt on Clinton and wanted to give it to him as part of the Russian government's effort to help his father win the election. There were several native Russians in the room, including Natalia Veselnitskaya, a lawyer with links to the Kremlin. But if this information is true - something Cohen's team is notably not denying - then Trump is directly implicated in the conspiracy. Read More »

Wolverhampton Men Charged After Worcester Acid Attack


It is understood all four men, who remain in custody, are bare-knuckle fighters and eastern Europeans from the Romani community. The mother is reported to be in a safe house after a "toxic break up" according to our source. The little boy was sitting in his push chair when he was targeted in what police have described as a deliberate attack. The child has now been released and is under police protection, but the long-term repercussions the injuries may have on his health are yet unknown. Read More »

Cohen: Trump OK'd Trump Tower meeting with Russians

Cohen is under federal investigation in NY. Reports that Mr. Trump's former fixer will tell special counsel Robert Mueller that a 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower was approved by the billionaire does not shock the "Fox News Sunday" host. Read More »

Trump 'open' to visiting Moscow for meeting with Putin

Putin made the comments Friday at a news conference at the summit of leaders of the of BRICs countries in Johannesburg, South Africa. "I repeat once again, if the right conditions for work are created". Kaitlan Collins: "Mr. President, are you anxious about what Michael Cohen is going to say to prosecutors?" The Russian leader appeared to shrug off Mr. Read More »

Facebook finally suspends Alex Jones and Infowars for hate speech


YouTube also removed four of Jones' videos , after the radio host used his channel to denounce Muslim immigrants to Europe and the creators of a transgender cartoon. The 30-day ban now affects Alex Jones personally , but not his fellow InfoWars page admins. The hiatus applies only to Mr Jones meaning the channel bearing his name on Facebook will still be active. Read More »

Trump speaks at Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention


He further opined that Iran was not the same country as before, and termed the nuclear deal as a "horrible one-sided" deal, CNN reported. It's less than two weeks before the administration expects to begin re-imposing sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. Read More »

Putin Invites Trump to Moscow for a One-on-One Meeting


Trump's Helsinki performance in the U.S. "Regarding our meetings, I understand very well what President Trump said". He has a desire to have further meetings, to hold further meetings. However, efforts to achieve a detente have been fiercely resisted by the USA lawmakers, including some in Trump's own Republican Party, who accuse him of being too friendly toward Putin. Read More »

Knife attack kills one Israeli, wounds two others in West Bank


One of the wounded, a 31-year-old, later died from his injuries after having arrived at hospital in critical condition, the hospital treating him announced. More than 600,000 Jews live in about 140 settlements built since Israel's 1967 occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Israel rejects the widely held view that settlement expansion is one of the greatest obstacles to peace with the Palestinians. Read More »

'Unprecedented' Japan heatwave kills 65 people in a week


This is also the highest number since the agency began compiling weekly data in 2008. The Meteorological Agency warned people to take preventive measures against a possible heatstroke as they expect the deadly heatwaves to continue for two more weeks. Read More »

House Freedom Caucus won't bring up measure Thursday to impeach Rod Rosenstein


The five articles of impeachment would charge Rosenstein with failing to produce information, though the department has provided lawmakers with more than 800,000 documents. Meadows heads the conservative Freedom Caucus and has sparred with Ryan on issues from immigration to federal spending. They say they are duty-bound to carry out congressional oversight. Read More »

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Toronto


Environment Canada issued the warning after ending a severe thunderstorm warning in Toronto and Hamilton, as well as the regions of Halton, Peel, York, and Durham. Parts of the region might see torrential rain, lightning and hail as the thunderstorms pass through. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Read More »

17 bodies recovered from Laos dam disaster - Thai consul


Villagers take refuge on a rooftop above flood waters from a collapsed dam in the Attapeu district of southeastern Laos, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith said Wednesday that some 131 people were still missing after a hydropower dam collapsed in southern Laos earlier this week. Read More »

Giuliani attacks Cohen after Trump Tower report: He's a 'pathological liar'


The controversial meeting took place in June 2016 at Trump Tower and was attended by Donald Trump Jr ., publicist Rob Goldstone, Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner, and various Russians with connections to the Russian government. Alan Futerfas, a lawyer for the Trump Organization and Donald Trump Jr ., told Reuters, " Donald Trump Jr . has been professional and responsible throughout the Mueller and Congressional investigations". Read More »

Migrant Parents May Have Been Deported Without Their Kids, Court Filings Show


On Tuesday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told Fox News' "Special Report" that the Trump administration was "on track" to meet the reunification deadline. "My baby already had his hearing with a judge who signed his deportation eight days ago. We will not stop until all of these children are reunited with their parents and that is regardless of where their parents are", said Alida Garcia, coalitions and policy director for Read More »

White House Bans CNN Reporter From Trump Event


White House today barred Kaitlin Collins from attending a Rose Garden event, to punish her for questions she asked when she was acting as White House pool reporter. Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , and Instagram . Fox News chief political anchor Bret Baier retweeted CNN's statement about the ban, saying his network "stands firmly" with the rivals. Read More »

Turkey refuses to join USA sanctions on Iran


Officials from Iran and Russia discussed the feasibility of Russian oil companies participating in projects in Iran hence bolstering the ties between the two nations despite threats of sanctions from the US. Mevlut Chavushoglu says Turkey has no replacement for its oil and gas imports from Iran. However, speculations have already been emerging that cutting off Iran's oil supplies without creating new tensions in markets is easier said than done. Read More »

Egypt zoo accused of painting donkey to look like a zebra


The weird creature was spotted by student Mahmoud A.Sarhani who was visiting the recently opened animal sanctuary at the International Garden municipal park. At first look, the animal appears to be a zebra. It wouldn't be the first time that this has happened. And, a zoo in Henan province in 2013 hoped guests wouldn't notice that its African lion exhibit was actually home to a Tibetan mastiff dog. Read More »