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Transgender candidate makes history with Vermont primary win

Transgender candidate makes history with Vermont primary win Voters in Wisconsin determined Tuesday which candidates will be on the ballot to replace retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan , as one of four states settled primary elections. Gubernatorial candidates Lupe Valdez of Texas, Kate Brown of OR and Jared Polis of Colorado, all Democrats, are out as LGBTQ. Christine Hallquist told CNN that the "historical significance" of her victory was starting to "si... [Full Article...]

14 dead in attempted Taliban city assault

14 dead in attempted Taliban city assault Mohammad Rahim Hasanyar, a senator from the province, said reinforcements from the capital, Kabul , had not moved past Rawza, a town located 2km north-east of Ghazni , the capital of the province of the same name. The attack was the latest attempt by the Taliban to seize an urban centre and comes as pressure mounts on the insurgents to enter peace talks with the government to end the almost 17-y... [Full Article...]

Khamenei Rejects Trump Talks Offer, Chides Govt Over Economy

Khamenei Rejects Trump Talks Offer, Chides Govt Over Economy Trump's determination to push ahead with sanctions on Tehran which also target European companies doing business with Iran has opened another battle front. Official IRNA news agency has quoted Zarif saying Aljazeera,"Iran will never change its policies in the region under U.S. sanctions and pressure". "We will respond with great force if war is waged against us but we will never start a war". [Full Article...]

Citing General Patton, Donald Trump Signs Massive Military Spending Bill

Citing General Patton, Donald Trump Signs Massive Military Spending Bill It allows Trump to waive sanctions against countries that bought Russian weapons and now want to buy USA military equipment. Some lawmakers wanted to reinstate sanctions on ZTE for illegally shipping products to Iran and North Korea. That measure was seen as targeting China. The policy, now signed into law, prohibits delivering the F-35s pending a Pentagon report on the relations between Ankar... [Full Article...]

Trump's decision to double tariffs on Turkey 'brutal'

Trump's decision to double tariffs on Turkey 'brutal' The Turkish president called on Turks to exchange dollars, euros and gold for Turkish lira . Import taxes for aluminum will be 20 percent. Ivo Daalder, a former United States ambassador to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and now president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs think-tank, said Turkey could grind decision-making at Nato's headquarters in Brussels to a halt if the dispute ... [Full Article...]

Sidhu likely to attend Imran Khan's swearing

Sidhu likely to attend Imran Khan's swearing What will happen in the maiden session of Parliament today? "The chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Imran Khan , who is going to be sworn in as the Prime Minister of Pakistan , has sent invitation to former cricketer and Cabinet Minister, Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu to his swearing-in ceremony". [Full Article...]

Before White Supremacists’ Rally, Trump Does Not Condemn Them Specifically

Before White Supremacists’ Rally, Trump Does Not Condemn Them Specifically As the anniversary of last year's deadly Charlottesville riots approaches, states of emergency have been declared for the city of Charlottesville, parts of Northern Virginia and the state of Virginia. The " Unite the Right 2 " event was set to take place at 5:30 p.m. (10.30 p.m. BST) in Lafayette Square , across the street from the White House . [Full Article...]

Michigan Democrats hoping for pink and blue wave in November

Michigan Democrats hoping for pink and blue wave in November Gretchen Whitmer, a former leader in the MI state Senate, captured the Democratic nomination for governor Tuesday night and will face off against the state's Republican attorney general, Bill Schuette, in a race that looms as a pivotal test of whether Democrats can reclaim power in a state President Donald Trump won two years ago. [Full Article...]

Third strong earthquake shakes Lombok as death toll tops 300

Third strong earthquake shakes Lombok as death toll tops 300 Houses damaged by an quake are seen in North Lombok, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. Across much of the island, a popular tourist destination, once-bustling villages have been turned into virtual ghost towns. There are fears that a humanitarian crisis is looming as thousands are in desperate need of clean water, food, medicine and shelter. Aftershocks were still being felt on Tuesday, and 113 p... [Full Article...]

2 of 4 killed in Canada shooting are police officers

2 of 4 killed in Canada shooting are police officers It's unclear at this time if there are more suspects. Of the four people killed in this morning's shootings on Brookside Drive, two were Fredericton Police officers. He said there had been fights in the apartment complex, but never anything like this. Two of the people killed were police officers. Police officers survey the area of a shooting in Fredericton , N.B. [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson to face independent investigation over burqa comments

Boris Johnson to face independent investigation over burqa comments The Conservative party's website says suspension of membership or expulsion from the party is among the ultimate options open to its board on the conclusion of a code of conduct investigation . "I think Boris is making yet another leadership bid and he will do and say whatever needs to be done to make that as successful as he can". He has not said sorry. [Full Article...]

Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones, Infowars

Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones, Infowars Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey tweeted that his platform wouldn't join other social networks in banning parts or all of Mr. Jones's controversial content. Conspiracy theorist and radio talk show host Alex Jones speaks during a rally in support of Donald Trump near the Republican National Convention July 18, 2016 in Cleveland. [Full Article...]

Death penalty is inadmissible in all cases, says Pope Francis

Death penalty is inadmissible in all cases, says Pope Francis Reversing long-held church doctrine and aligning himself with progressive Catholic advocates, Pope Francis said Thursday that the death penalty is "inadmissable" in all cases. As Governor, Mario Cuomo vetoed legislation reinstating the death penalty 12 times in 12 years. The Times notes that Francis has previously spoken out against the penalty , and abolishing it "has been one of F... [Full Article...]

Manafort’s Lawyers Get Personal As Rick Gates’s Testimony Wraps Up

Manafort’s Lawyers Get Personal As Rick Gates’s Testimony Wraps Up IRS agent Michael Welch said the total includes foreign wire transfers to US vendors like landscapers and clothiers, wire transfers to buy property, and income reclassified as loans. "Mr Manafort worked with the local political officials and helped implement policy initiatives based on the campaign promises". Manafort, 69, faces tax evasion and bank fraud charges, as he is accused of hiding ... [Full Article...]

Sub-Regional Meeting on Counterterrorism Postponed After Lombok Earthquakes

Sub-Regional Meeting on Counterterrorism Postponed After Lombok Earthquakes Thousands of homes and buildings were damaged and 20,000 people were in temporary shelters. Thousands of people are trying to evacuate after a powerful quake hit the Indonesian island of Lombok and shook nearby Bali last night. "We don't know for sure how many people are alive under the rubble", said Mr Nugroho. Thousands of tourists have left Lombok since Sunday fearing further earthquak... [Full Article...]

Trump Campaign Asks Supporters to Choose Space Force Logo

Trump Campaign Asks Supporters to Choose Space Force Logo David Cicilline, who sits in the House of Representatives, asked if "no Republican" would tell the president "what a dumb idea Space Force is". He also said Russian Federation and China were developing weapons, such as hypersonic missiles, to launch attacks from space here on Earth. [Full Article...]

U.S. sets date for additional $16bn in tariffs on China products

Such practices include rules compelling companies in certain sectors to take on local partners if they want to do business in China . John Neuffer, president of the Semiconductor Industry Association, said: "We have made the case to the administration, in the strongest possible terms, that tariffs imposed on semiconductors imported from China will hurt America's..." China's exports surged mor... [Full Article...]

5 killed in plane crash in Santa Ana parking lot

5 killed in plane crash in Santa Ana parking lot East Bay woman ID'd as one of Southern California plane crash victimsGhanadan was a realtor at Pacific Union in Danville. "Flying out to LA", she posted on her Instagram account with the photo of her donning sunglasses and a broad grin. [Full Article...]

Sheriff: Remains of a boy found at Taos-area compound

Sheriff: Remains of a boy found at Taos-area compound The Taos County Sheriff was emotional Tuesday as he told a room of reporters that his deputies found the body of a child on that compound Monday morning. Lucas Morton, left, and Siraj Wahhaj. Siraj Ibn Wahhaj was detained on an outstanding warrant in Georgia alleging child abduction. The women - Jany Leveille, believed to be Morten's wife, Hujrah Wahhaj, and Subhannah Wahhaj, an author of Mu... [Full Article...]

Acting President sacks DSS Director, Lawal Daura, after NASS invasion

Acting President sacks DSS Director, Lawal Daura, after NASS invasion In a statement by his spokesman Laolu Akande , the acting president said the act was a gross violation of constitutional order, rule of law and all acceptable notions of law and order. Idris returned to the Villa around 6.35p.m for another round f meeting with the acting president. Senate President Bukola Saraki is set to hold a world press conference Wednesday (today) afternoon at 12 noon. [Full Article...]


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