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Anniversary of fatal Charlottesville rally puts city, D.C. on edge

Anniversary of fatal Charlottesville rally puts city, D.C. on edge During last year's rallies, law enforcement officers stood by while white supremacists clashed with counter-protesters, a response that allowed the violence to spiral out of control, an independent investigation found. Newsham joined other city officials and religious leaders to both denounce the white supremacists' message and to assure nervous residents and visitors that a plan to keep everyone ... [Full Article...]

Containment grows for California wildfire

Containment grows for California wildfire Two weeks ago, he came to Milligan's home to return items he "borrowed" from the fire department, the volunteer fire chief said. Last September, smoke from other deadly and destructive California wildfires floated across the USA via the jet stream. [Full Article...]

Turkey's Erdogan calls on Turks to buy lira for 'national battle'

Turkey's Erdogan calls on Turks to buy lira for 'national battle' In the City, fund managers and investment commentators warned of the risk of capital flight from the country and flagged up the risk to European banking stocks - such as Spanish lender BBVA and Italian group UniCredit - from their exposures to Turkish lending. [Full Article...]

Indonesia natural disaster: Third strong quake hits tourist island of Lombok

Indonesia natural disaster: Third strong quake hits tourist island of Lombok Another patient at the hospital with one arm in a sling and an IV in the other, 70-year-old Jami-ah, said she had been sleeping in tents with her family in her backyard, fearing a new natural disaster would cause their house to crumble. On a curb outside, she tripped and fell, glimpsing blood on her clothes before blacking out. As her husband, Hasanuddin Noer, patted her back to calm her, Handay... [Full Article...]

Jet stolen from SeaTac has crashed on Ketron Island in Pierce County

Jet stolen from SeaTac has crashed on Ketron Island in Pierce County Confirming this, the airport said , "No passengers were onboard during the incident and normal operations have resumed at the airfield". Alaska Airlines acknowledged the incident in a statement, saying "We are aware of an incident involving an unauthorized take-off of a Horizon Air Q400". [Full Article...]

Primary Election Recap: Democratic Optimism, Women Advance

Primary Election Recap: Democratic Optimism, Women Advance His chosen candidates win Republican primaries. Almost 2.2 million votes were cast, a 28 percent spike over the 1.7 million in 2002. While the Michigan GOP's statewide ticket will be led by Schuette and Senate nominee John James, who are backed by Trump, it is still taking shape and could include women. [Full Article...]

Kerala Floods: Number Of Deaths Rises To 29, Army Rescues 54 Tourists

Kerala Floods: Number Of Deaths Rises To 29, Army Rescues 54 Tourists The death toll in rain-related incidents over the last 24 hours in Kerala reached 22 on Thursday as Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan postponed Saturday's annual Nehru boat race in Alappuzha following forecast for more rains. Only one shutter of the dam was opened releasing 82 cusecs of water. An alert has been issued to people living in the downstream areas and on the banks of Cheruthoni and Pe... [Full Article...]

Hamas claims cease-fire after new round of fighting with Israel

Hamas claims cease-fire after new round of fighting with Israel Twelve Palestinians were lightly wounded in previous strikes, and another 18 were wounded when what Palestinians said was a cultural center was hit by an Israeli airstrike, Palestinian health ministry officials said. Israel has killed more than 150 people since March when Palestinians began to stage protests on the border to demand an end to the blockade and the return of the Palestinians to t... [Full Article...]

At least 4 people dead in shooting, Canadian police say

At least 4 people dead in shooting, Canadian police say It is not yet clear how many shooters there are in this incident. Fredericton Police are responding to Brookside Drive area. Police have since confirmed "there is no further threat to the public", and said lockdowns were no longer required. [Full Article...]

Sen. Rand Paul says he delivered Trump letter to Putin

Sen. Rand Paul says he delivered Trump letter to Putin Putin has denied that Russian Federation tried to influence the 2016 presidential election after the USA intelligence community concluded Russian Federation interfered through cyber attacks and social media in a bid to boost Trump's candidacy. [Full Article...]

Saudi state airline Saudia suspends flights to and from Toronto

Saudi state airline Saudia suspends flights to and from Toronto It has also expelled the Canadian ambassador, Dennis Horak. The Saudi-Canadian trade consists largely of Saudi exports of petrochemicals, plastics and other products. With this tweet, the Saudis threatened Canada with similarly harsh rhetoric. "Saudi Arabia is a strong country and doesn't need Canada, Germany or even America", he told DW. [Full Article...]

North Korea will preserve know-how despite denuclearisation: Foreign Minister

North Korea will preserve know-how despite denuclearisation: Foreign Minister North Korea on Thursday threatened to stall the denuclearization of its missile program if the US continues to abide by an "outdated acting script" amid Washington's calls to enforce sanctions against the regime. "The firms appear to have illicitly brought it in expecting big trading margins after prices of North Korean coal had dropped due to the import ban", Roh Suk-hwan, deputy commissioner o... [Full Article...]

2 killed from Israeli shelling in northern Gaza

2 killed from Israeli shelling in northern Gaza The IDF spokesman also posted online a video of the Hamas terrorists shooting at Israeli troops from the Gaza Strip outpost. "In response, an IDF tank targeted the post from which the shots were fired". The incident came after Egyptian-brokered talk to achieve cease-fire between Israel and Hamas reached an impasse. "This is a very serious episode", the Hamas statement said, adding that it ... [Full Article...]

Death toll rises to 50 in Yemen bus attack - Red Cross

Death toll rises to 50 in Yemen bus attack - Red Cross Footage from the scene, in the area of northern Yemen that is the heartland of the Houthi rebels fighting the recognised government, showed children as young as six being pulled from the wreckage. The military action in Saada province, which lies between Amran and Saudi Arabia, was in line with global humanitarian law, he said. There was no immediate comment from the Houthis in response to the c... [Full Article...]

Manafort Trial Defense Chips Away at Credibility of Star Witness Gates

Manafort Trial Defense Chips Away at Credibility of Star Witness Gates An IRS agent, Michael Welch, testified that Manafort didn't report at least $16 million on his tax returns between 2010 and 2014. "I am here to tell the truth and to take responsibility for my actions. In several instances, Manafort signed documents to open accounts, and a copy of his passport was found in the files, she said. Maybe I made a mistake. [Full Article...]

Space Force to Become Sixth Branch of Armed Forces

Space Force to Become Sixth Branch of Armed Forces The creation of a new branch of the military - the first since the Air Force was created in the wake of World War II in 1947 - could require a significant reorganisation of the Pentagon. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence , in a Pentagon address, described the creation of the Space Force as "an idea whose time has come". Mattis had previously opposed the creation of a separate military branch foc... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation warns of 'horrible conflict' if Georgia joins North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

Russian Federation warns of 'horrible conflict' if Georgia joins North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Georgia deployed troops to South Ossetia on the night of August 7-8, 2008, and tried to take control of the region. The aggression against Georgia did not start in August 2008, but much earlier, in 1991-92, Margvelashvili said , when "Russia detached two regions from the Georgian central authorities by means of hybrid war". [Full Article...]

Britons split over Boris Johnson’s burka comments

Britons split over Boris Johnson’s burka comments I'm not sure that kind of language is ok at this time, let's not have any more of it.' He later tweeted a clip of the segment and wrote: 'It was like being in a room with him for a moment'. Johnson is yet to issue a response. But a Sky News poll found that 45% of voters thought he should apologise, while 48% thought he should not. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said Mr Johnson... [Full Article...]

Texas College Student Takes Graduation Photos With Giant Alligator

Texas College Student Takes Graduation Photos With Giant Alligator Noland is about to graduate and is now interning at Gator Country in Beaumont. "I get in the water with that animal every day - he's one of my best friends there!" she tells the BBC , shrugging off a question about being scared. Reactions to the photos - both positive and negative - have inspired Noland to continue her mission to educate the public. The rescue centre is owned by Arlie Hammo... [Full Article...]

Star witness ends testimony in fraud trial of ex-Trump campaign chief

Star witness ends testimony in fraud trial of ex-Trump campaign chief During his three days of testimony, Gates laid out in detail how payments to Manafort's company from political work in Ukraine were made to bank accounts in Cyprus and the money was never reported to accountants or the Internal Revenue Service. [Full Article...]


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