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China slams Trump's 'irresponsible' accusations over N Korea


Kono declined to reveal details about what Pompeo said regarding the cancellation of his planned trip to North Korea. This was a surprise to the officials at the State Department. Talks with China were left at a stand-off Thursday, with tariffs at the center of the latest disagreement. Most traded goods enter North Korea through the Chinese border. Read More »

Islamic State leader in Afghanistan killed in strike


The agency also said a large number of weapons, ammunition and explosives were destroyed by the air attacks. Orakzai is at least the third ISIS affiliate leader killed within the past two years. Former ISIS-K leader Abu Sayed was killed in a strike in the eastern province of Nangarhar and Sayed's predecessors were killed joint USA and Afghan operations. Read More »

John McCain to lie in state at U.S. Capitol Rotunda

The president, who mocked McCain's capture in Vietnam during the 2016 campaign, jabbed at the senator even after his illness for voting against Republican efforts to roll back President Barack Obama's health care law. Some voices are so vibrant, it is hard to think of them stilled. The White House also lowered its flag to half-staff on Sunday night in light of the news. Read More »

John McCain's former rivals pay tribute: 'We are all in his debt'

On Saturday, his grave was marked where he had written he wanted to be buried - next to his best friend from his Naval Academy days, Adm. He graduated fifth from the bottom of his class. In the comment, she notes McCain's longtime service to the US government, and she also sends well wishes to his family. John McCain were political opponents, they were never enemies. Read More »

British Airways, Air France halting flights to Iran from September


Air France will halt flights from Paris to Tehran from September 18 because of "the line's weak performance", a spokesman for the airline said. U.S. The flag carrier of the Netherlands, KLM, which is owned by the same parent company as Air France, had already announced they would discontinue flights to Tehran Sept. Read More »

Mass Shooting at Madden Video Game Tournament in Florida


The killings rocked the world of professional electronic gaming, also known as esports, which boasts an estimated 250 million players worldwide in a growing market worth about a billion dollars a year. The source spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to release information on the shooting . The wounded victims were rushed to Memorial Hospital and UF Health Hospital. Read More »

Trump Organization's Chief Financial Officer Granted Immunity


According to a report by the Associated Press , the safe is full of records of hush-money payments it handled to quash damaging stories as part of its relationship with Mr Trump leading up to the 2016 presidential election. Although Cohen did not name them, the women were believed to be porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal . Weisselberg did not know what $130,000 was for, according to one person familiar with the situation, and approved it because of Cohen's ... Read More »

Huge wildfire spreads southwest of Berlin


The fires began on Thursday and soon threatened three villages in the state of Brandenburg, outside Berlin. A large forest fire raging 50km south-west of Berlin continued to spread early on Friday (Aug 24) after hundreds of people were evacuated from their homes. Read More »

Australia's foreign minister resigns from Cabinet


Education Minister Simon Birmingham earlier on Sunday said Ms Bishop was "the most significant woman in the history of the Liberal Party" and deserved to make a decision about her future without external pressure. Australia has endured a turbulent period in politics that has seen six changes in the top job in 11 years. Mr Morrison has announced Christopher Pyne will replace Senator Payne as Defence Minister and Steve Ciobo steps into the Defence Industry role. Read More »

Australia's foreign minister Julie Bishop quits in fallout of PM's ouster


Michael McCormack is Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, and Regional Development under the Morrison government, while Bridget McKenzie is minister for Regional Services. Dutton had assumed the inaugural role of minister for Home Affairs after former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull past year created the superministry that combined the functions of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), Australian Federal Police (AFP), Border Force, ... Read More »

Rohingya seek justice on first anniversary of Myanmar military crackdown


As the day drew close, Rohingya refugees in Bangladeshi camps in Cox Bazar district vowed to mark the "black day" in their lives with prayers, speeches and songs. In recent decades more than 100,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar during periodic fits of violence. More than half a million Rohingya refugee children are being denied the chance of a proper education, UNICEF said in a report marking one year since the start of the latest influx of Rohingya into Bangladesh. Read More »

US Navy Revives 2nd Fleet to Counter Russia in North Atlantic


The chief of staff of the Navy of the United States John Richardson, who earlier this year issued a decree on the restoration of the Second fleet, said that Navy is not "asking for a fight". However, in January 2011, the Pentagon has chose to reduce the Second fleet for the redistribution of resources in the interests of other operative compounds. Read More »

Bolton says U.S. sanctions to stay until Russia changes behaviour


We publicly discussed this issue in Washington , what measures should be taken to prevent the intervention of the Russian Federation and other countries, the USA presidential advisor said at a briefing in Kyiv on Friday. The measures, which also target a Slovakia-based company, are being leveled as punishment for supplying petroleum to North Korea and assisting in the evasion of previous sanctions imposed by the US and the United Nations, according to department press releases. Read More »

Scott Morrison in as new prime minister of Australia


Mr Morrison did not support the coup against Mr Turnbull. The Cronulla-based politician invited Mr Trump to Australia during the friendly conversation. Fellow Queensland Liberal MP Warren Entsch also called time on Mr Abbott. "We enjoyed a very close and positive relationship with former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and we are confident that close working relationship under Prime Minister Morrison will continue". Read More »

Afghanistan: national security adviser quits, sparking cabinet resignations


He has been considered by some as the second-most powerful official in Afghanistan , Reuters stated adding that a senior government official close to Atmar, who spoke to Reuters on condition that his name was not used, said the former security adviser was considering running against Ghani in the 2019 presidential elections. Read More »

7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes Peru, no damage reported


Reports inform that the quake took place at 10 am United Kingdom time. The head of Civil Defence, Jorge Chavez, told radio station RPP that the quake was felt in various locations in southeastern Peru , but due to its depth there were no immediate reports of damage. Read More »

All the President's Men Are Flipping on Donald Trump

GREENE: Well, obviously the Trump Organization handled, I mean, a lot of if not the majority of Donald Trump's business dealings. The Trump Organization did not answer CBS News' request for comment. Trump himself also dug into Cohen's character and defended Manafort's in a tweet reading "I feel very badly for Paul Manafort and his wonderful family". Read More »

WA regional MP Melissa Price set to be new federal environment minister


Simon Birmingham will take over Mr Ciobo's former job as Trade Minister. Morrison said his new cabinet would "restore stability to the government" after the turmoil of the past week. Bishop contested Friday's vote but was eliminated in the first round, with Morrison then emerging as a surprise compromise victor over Peter Dutton , Turnbull's conservative challenger who brought the leadership crisis to a head earlier in the week. Read More »

Warnings dropped as tropical storm turns away from Hawaii


Hurricane Lane may have looked like a monster storm earlier this week, but it petered out by Friday thanks to strong wind shear . The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator says that although Lane is no longer a hurricane, tropical storms themselves can still be very risky. Read More »

Sessions Pushes Back Hard At Trump Comments Made On Fox


That removed him from oversight of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russia's role in the election and whether Trump's campaign worked with Moscow to influence the vote. "So unfair Jeff, Double Standard". And earlier this week, President Trump talked about that on "Fox & Friends". Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Charles Grassley went a step further Thursday, telling Bloomberg News he'd be able to make time for hearings for a new attorney general this fall. Read More »

Scott Morrison Is Our New Prime Minister

Behind the scenes of a battle for the leadership of the Liberal party that erupted this week between ousted Malcolm Turnbull and right-wing former policeman Peter Dutton , Morrison was quietly canvassing support among his colleagues. "Once I have considered my options I will make a statement". Morrison said on Saturday his first official visit as prime minister would be to the drought-stricken state of Queensland next week. Read More »

Eight bodies - two dismembered - found in streets of Cancun, Mexican officials say


While numerous attacks are targeted, some battles between criminal groups occur in areas frequented by US citizens. Travelers are urged to exercise increased caution when traveling to Colima, Guerrero, Michoacan, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas . "Shooting incidents injuring or killing bystanders have occurred", the department said in a statement. None of the killings were reported in Cancun's beach-side hotel area. Read More »