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Pope arrives in Ireland for first visit in 40 years

Pope arrives in Ireland for first visit in 40 years Ireland has had one of the worst records of abuse in the world, crimes that were revealed to the deeply Catholic nation's 4.8 million people through a series of government-mandated inquiries over the past decade. In a country where Catholic bishops held such sway that they advised the drafters of the republic's constitution in the 1930s, voters in recent years have turned their backs on core Catho... [Full Article...]

Imran Khan offers aid for Kerala flood victims

Imran Khan offers aid for Kerala flood victims But on Friday, Pakistan's newly appointed Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi refuted the United States statement , echoing similar objections raised by other Pakistani officials. The Pakistani media this week reported that Mr Pompeo is likely to visit Islamabad in the first week of September to hold talks with newly-elected prime minister - Imran Khan. [Full Article...]

NY attorney general’s office to pursue criminal probe of Cohen’s taxes

Trump's circle and his own corrupt business dealings. But in the case of ex-campaign manager Paul Manafort - who has steadfastly maintained the code of omerta the president respects so dearly - Trump has reportedly considered wielding his awesome power as a reward. [Full Article...]

Trump says Pompeo won't go to North Korea, criticizes denuclearization progress

Trump says Pompeo won't go to North Korea, criticizes denuclearization progress On his last visit to Pyongyang, in July, Pompeo left saying progress had been made, only for North Korea within hours to denounce his "gangster-like demands". Trump seemed to mostly blame China. China, Trump argued, had not been "helping with the process of denuclearization as they once were". Top U.S. and Chinese officials had previously conducted talks before escalating tariff talk between the... [Full Article...]

Trump asks Pompeo to monitor South Africa farm land grabs

Trump asks Pompeo to monitor South Africa farm land grabs White nationalists in the United States and South Africa, where a fringe group called Afriforum has advanced the conspiracy theory, hailed the president's remarks. Violent crime is a serious problem across South Africa and 47 farmers were killed in 2017-28, according to statistics from AgriSA, an association of agricultural associations. [Full Article...]

'No regrets': Peter Dutton stands by his decision to challenge Malcolm Turnbull

'No regrets': Peter Dutton stands by his decision to challenge Malcolm Turnbull Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison , right, walks with and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party Josh Frydenberg. It is not clear who if anyone will take Mr Turnbull's place on an important trip he planned next week to regional neighbours Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, which would end at an annual forum of 18 Pacific island nations on Nauru on Sept 5. [Full Article...]

Mollie Tibbetts: Death resulted from 'multiple sharp force injuries' says medical examiner

Mollie Tibbetts: Death resulted from 'multiple sharp force injuries' says medical examiner No details were given about the weapon used in the slaying, according to the Iowa Department of Public Safety . A massive five week search ended on August 21 when investigators announced the arrest of 24-year-old Cristhian Rivera , who worked at a nearby dairy farm, and the discovery of Tibbetts body. [Full Article...]

PM stresses importance of further strengthening Pak-US ties

PM stresses importance of further strengthening Pak-US ties Qureshi said that everyone was aware that Jammu and Kashmir was a core issue but there were other issues such as the water crisis which needed to be discussed between the two South Asian neighbours. The US Secretary of State felicitated Imran Khan on his success in the general election and formation of government in Pakistan. Qureshi said Pompeo's visit could help improve bilateral relations... [Full Article...]

Zimbabwe court unanimously upholds president’s election win

Zimbabwe court unanimously upholds president’s election win Even before polls had closed, Chamisa was tweeting that there had been "a deliberate attempt to suppress and frustrate" some of his likely voters. It was Zimbabwe's first election since long-time leader Robert Mugabe was ousted from power a year ago. [Full Article...]

Duncan Hunter, US congressman, blames wife over $250,000 campaign fraud scandal

Duncan Hunter, US congressman, blames wife over $250,000 campaign fraud scandal So, out comes a 47-page indictment alleging he used campaign funds to pay personal bills, take luxury vacations, and just generally party it up on campaign funds. "This day we all expected to come finally got here", said protester Kathy Stadler, 45, of San Diego. When the base denied the request for the certain days, Hunter said, "tell the Navy to go f*** themselves". [Full Article...]

US, China to resume trade talks in Washington amid low expectations

US, China to resume trade talks in Washington amid low expectations USA trade officials are set to hold talks on Wednesday with Chinese and Mexican negotiators, fueling cautious optimism that further confrontations might be averted even as a new round of tariffs is about to hit. "The USTR's proposed tariffs on an additional $200 billion of Chinese imports dramatically expands the harm to American consumers, workers, businesses, and the economy". [Full Article...]

NSA Leaker Reality Winner Receives Record-Setting Prison Sentence

NSA Leaker Reality Winner Receives Record-Setting Prison Sentence That is longer than anyone else has been sentenced for an "unauthorized disclosure to the media", federal prosecutors said in a court filing this month. The Intercept provided a copy of its article to the NSA, reporting later that it did not know the identity of the person who provided the research. [Full Article...]

Trump says he's considering pardon for Manafort, says Fox News reporter

Trump says he's considering pardon for Manafort, says Fox News reporter Trump said Sessions either should not have recused himself or should have informed him before accepting the attorney general position that he planned to recuse himself. Duncan also said the case was politicized. "We applied the evidence, our notes, the witnesses, and we came up with the guilty verdicts on the eight counts". [Full Article...]

China, US in clash over El Salvador dropping Taiwan

China, US in clash over El Salvador dropping Taiwan The announcement in Beijing followed a decision by Taiwan to sever its ties with El Salvador after it learnt the country was planning on recognising Beijing. Taiwan has never declared independence from the mainland and is hamstrung by its own constitution, which still defines it as the Republic of China, not as a separate entity. [Full Article...]

ISIS Chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Calls For Unity During 'Testing Phase'

ISIS Chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Calls For Unity During 'Testing Phase' In a purported audio recording, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi refers to recent sanctions Washington slapped on Turkey following Ankara's decision not to release the Christian pastor. Originally from Iraq, Baghdadi has been dubbed the "most wanted man on the planet" and the United States is offering a $ 25 million reward for his capture. [Full Article...]

Facebook just pulled more fake news pages linked to Iran and Russian Federation

Facebook just pulled more fake news pages linked to Iran and Russian Federation For Facebook , it was the second time in less than a month that it acted against manipulation, following the shutdown in late July of 32 fake pages and accounts involved in an apparent "coordinated" effort to stoke hot-button issues ahead of November midterm USA elections. [Full Article...]

Key Republicans give Trump path to fire Sessions after election

Key Republicans give Trump path to fire Sessions after election Of course, if Trump canned Sessions and successfully replaced him with an AG who wouldn't have to recuse himself, it could help the president curb Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe. Sessions says there's no other nation with more talented and dedicated law enforcement investigators and prosecutors. "I know Jeff Sessions well, served with him". [Full Article...]

Saudi disputes with Canada and Qatar bubble over into the Hajj

Saudi disputes with Canada and Qatar bubble over into the Hajj Riyadh has said Qatari pilgrims can arrive on any airline other than Qatar Airways.However, three travel agencies in Doha said they had stopped trying to sell Hajj packages, which can cost up to 120,000 riyals ($33,000). Over the last month, hundreds of thousands of Muslims have converged on Saudi Arabia from all over the world to perform this year's pilgrimage. A Saudi official said Qatar had... [Full Article...]

Spokane's air quality improves to unhealthy for some groups

Spokane's air quality improves to unhealthy for some groups Breathing in smoke from forest fires can be risky for everyone, especially sensitive groups such as people with heart or lung disease. Friday is expected to be a mix of sun and cloud with a high of 20 C and a chance of showers. James. Officials have said roughly 3,000 B.C. residents are under evacuation orders and thousands more are on alert as crews work to manage hundreds of intense fires ac... [Full Article...]

As Bolton and Netanyahu Discuss Syria, Iran Prepares for War Against Israel

As Bolton and Netanyahu Discuss Syria, Iran Prepares for War Against Israel This included United States talks with Europeans to encourage them to increase pressure on Iran; efforts to make sure that various countries around the world who have been dependent on Iranian oil have other sources "so we can drive exports down to zero;" and efforts to enforce the sanctions more stringently - with less waivers - than what was done under the Obama administration. [Full Article...]


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