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‘Secret life’: Rick Gates forced to reveal affair at Manafort trial

Defense lawyer Kevin Downing guided Gates on a tour through the wide array of lies he's told, and sought to paint him as a man not to be trusted. DMP International's revenue stream from Ukraine dried up in 2014 after its main client, former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, fled to Russian Federation amid a popular revolt. [Full Article...]

Trump’s "man on the Hill" arrested by Federal Bureau of Investigation on securities fraud charges

Trump’s Collins was a member of Innate's board of directors and held almost 17 percent of the stock. They say the son traded on the inside information and passed it to a third defendant, Stephen Zarsky. In October, a congressional ethics investigation determined there was "a substantial reason to believe" Rep. Collins violated federal law when he promoted stock in Innate Immunotherapeutics using insider... [Full Article...]

Chinese exports accelerate as USA prepares new tariffs

China retaliateswith an equivalent set of tariffs. Negotiations broke off after the Trump administration imposed the tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese imports, a move the Chinese said would void any promises they'd made in negotiations. Washington had already imposed tariffs on Dollars 34 billion on July 6 but held off on a final USD 16 billion in goods as a result of concerns from U.S. [Full Article...]

Polls open for Kansas primary

Polls open for Kansas primary Mr. Balderson's 0.9 percent margin, representing less than 2,000 votes, is slightly greater than the 0.5 percent gap that would trigger an automatic recount, though a losing candidate can still call for one. Senate Republicans had hoped to make MI, a state which Trump carried, competitive, but it's fallen down the list of top targets for 2018. Balderson and his Republican allies have backed away f... [Full Article...]

Seiyefa is acting DG DSS ― Presidency

Seiyefa is acting DG DSS ― Presidency The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo , has directed the termination of the appointment of the Director General, State Security Service, Lawal Daura , with immediate effect, the presidency has said. Nigeria's acting president Prof. Afterwards, lawmakers were allowed into the complex, but staff and journalists were still barred. At the start of the siege, everyone, including lawmakers, was pr... [Full Article...]

German couple convicted over rape, online sale of young son

German couple convicted over rape, online sale of young son Case psychiatrist, Hartmut Pleines, quoted by Spiegel news, said the mother's claim that she was in thrall to her partner when she committed the abuse, was false. The abuse was filmed, and police were alerted to the case and arrested the pair in 2017. German prosecutors have also gone after other suspected members of the pedophile ring. [Full Article...]

11 killed after twin fires unite to form California’s largest wildfire

11 killed after twin fires unite to form California’s largest wildfire As McLean of Cal Fire concluded: "It is extremely fast, extremely aggressive, extremely dangerous.Look how big it got, just in a matter of days.Look how fast this Mendocino Complex went up in ranking". The wildfires across the West have been fueled this year by drought conditions and unusual three-digit temperatures. Burning through nearly 160,000 acres, it was 47% contained by late Monday. [Full Article...]

Gates Testifies He Helped Manafort Fudge Info To Obtain Loans

Gates Testifies He Helped Manafort Fudge Info To Obtain Loans Gates took the stand Monday and has so far admitted to embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from offshore accounts. Manafort also told him to wire some of his political consulting income to his bank accounts in the United States, Gates added. [Full Article...]

Everything you need to know about the Saudi Arabia-Canada fallout

Everything you need to know about the Saudi Arabia-Canada fallout A Saudi Arabian youth organization is apologizing after after posting an image on Twitter appearing to show an Air Canada plane heading toward the CN Tower in a way that is reminiscent of the 9/11 attacks in the U.S. According to Thompson Rivers University figures, there are 2,839 worldwide students enrolled, nine per cent of which - 256 - are from Saudi Arabia, which makes up the third-most conti... [Full Article...]

The `kalaignar` of Tamil politics

The `kalaignar` of Tamil politics Thousands gathered outside Kauvery hospital in the city of Chennai to offer their condolences. On August 6, the bulletin issued by the Kauvery Hospital said that the DMK chief's condition had declined. When the DMK entered the electoral fray in 1957 with demands for Dravidanadu-secession from India-the party was still unrecognised, but 33-year-old Karunanidhi won from Kulithalai constituency... [Full Article...]

Video shows wild fight break out in Brooklyn nail salon

Video shows wild fight break out in Brooklyn nail salon The staff then turn their attention to a group in the corner in the corner shouting: "That's my grandmother!" Nail salon worker Li Lin claims that Thomas punched and slapped her in the face, and dragged her on the floor, causing lacerations to the face and substantial neck pain. [Full Article...]

Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak to be charged with money laundering

Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak to be charged with money laundering The Cayman Islands-registered Equanimity , believed to be worth some $250 million and belonged to a fugitive Malaysian financier with links to Najib, was seized in February off the Indonesian tourist island of Bali. "The Court issued a Warrant of Arrest against it", he said in a statement today. Low, through a spokesman from his legal team, has described the handing over of the yacht to Malaysi... [Full Article...]

LeBron James Trolls Fox News' Laura Ingraham With New Docu-Series Title

LeBron James Trolls Fox News' Laura Ingraham With New Docu-Series Title Michael Jordan said he supports LeBron James after the fellow basketball legend was attacked by President Trump in a tweet late Friday. Gotham Chopra, who directed Tom Brady's Facebook docuseries Tom vs. He made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do. "Unlike this president who lashes out wildly at anyone who criticizes him, LeBron James - in addition to being a brilliant black man... [Full Article...]

Israel Seizes Swedish Aid Ship En Route to Gaza

Israel Seizes Swedish Aid Ship En Route to Gaza An Israeli envoy has visited the Qatari capital of Doha in recent days to obtain Qatari funds for a deal to be finalized between Hamas and Israel, according to Israel's Channel 2 in a report that did not give further details. The Freedom Flotilla Coalition, an umbrella group for pro-Palestinian and Islamic charities from around the world, said Friday the Swedish-flagged vessel, Freedom, was almost... [Full Article...]

Daimler abandons Iran expansion plans as sanctions bite

Daimler abandons Iran expansion plans as sanctions bite The Trump administration moved to restore some U.S. sanctions on Iran and reaffirmed plans to impose tougher penalties on the country's oil sales in November, as President Hassan Rouhani comes under increasing economic and political pressure to address the crisis. [Full Article...]

Trump "needs to put a pin in that", says panelist

Trump The president also said in his tweet Sunday that the Trump Tower meeting was "to get information on an opponent", which is a departure from the initial statement that asserted that the primary objective of the meeting was to discuss the issue of adoptions . [Full Article...]

Russia: 18 killed in Siberian oil worker helicopter crash

Russia: 18 killed in Siberian oil worker helicopter crash The second helicopter involved landed safely. Would you like to get published on Standard Media websites? The accident took place at 9:48 local time (0248 GMT) when the helicopter crashed 180 km north of the town of Igarka in Turukhansky District, the ministry's Krasnoyarsk region branch said in a statement. [Full Article...]

SAFD sending crew to help battle deadly Carr Fire in California

SAFD sending crew to help battle deadly Carr Fire in California The problem with that claim? Many residents in Ukiah reported seeing flames licking over the top of Cow Mountain late Saturday night, and that appears to have been from a fire intentionally set by firefighters to create a barrier around the wildfire by taking away nearby fuel. [Full Article...]

Boy, 9, robbed at gunpoint while selling lemonade

Boy, 9, robbed at gunpoint while selling lemonade Deputies believe the suspect left a bicycle in the brush for his getaway. Neighbours told WCNC-TV that the boy's organic lemonade stand is well known in the neighbourhood, and that he is an entrepreneur who also mows lawns in the community. [Full Article...]

Star Witness Gates Testifies He Committed Crimes With Manafort

Star Witness Gates Testifies He Committed Crimes With Manafort The testimony from Gates, a former adviser to Donald Trump , comes after reaching a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller earlier this year to testify against his former partner in a lucrative global political consulting firm. One came after a September 15, 2015, conference call in which Gates balked at the amount of taxes that Manafort's political consulting firm owed for 2014. [Full Article...]


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