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U.S. cuts Pakistan aid over lack of 'decisive actions' against terror groups

U.S. cuts Pakistan aid over lack of 'decisive actions' against terror groups The U.S. military said it has made a final decision to cancel $300 million in aid to Pakistan, accusing Islamabad of not doing enough to root out militants from its border region with Afghanistan. In January, the Pentagon suspended almost $1 billion in aid to Pakistan for what Defense Secretary James Mattis and other top officials said at the time was Islamabad's failure to take on the Haqqani... [Full Article...]

Why Frank Field has resigned the Labour whip

Why Frank Field has resigned the Labour whip The MP also blamed a "culture of intolerance, nastiness and intimidation" in local Labour parties. In 1988 Mr Field successfully defied an attempt by the Trotskyist group, Socialist Organiser, to replace him with someone of their own ideological persuasion. [Full Article...]

Nigeria, China to sign $328 million agreement on ICT

Nigeria, China to sign $328 million agreement on ICT Discussions will be held on the planning, construction, and operation of infrastructure projects and the public-private partnership financing, as more efforts will be made to improve African infrastructure and push forward economic integration. [Full Article...]

Ukrainian separatist leader Zakharchenko killed in restaurant bombing

Ukrainian separatist leader Zakharchenko killed in restaurant bombing Alexander Zakharchenko's death on Friday is re-escalating tensions in the conflict between Russia-backed separatists and Ukrainian forces in eastern Ukraine . Moscow denies sending regular troops and heavy weapons to the separatists, but admits that Russian "volunteers" are helping the rebels. "Instead of fulfilling the Minsk accords and finding ways to resolve the internal conflict, the Kiev... [Full Article...]

Manafort associate charged with acting as foreign agent

Manafort associate charged with acting as foreign agent Patten was a business associate of Konstantin Kilimnik , a man USA authorities have said has ties to Russian intelligence. Manafort was also convicted this month on bank- and tax-fraud charges in Virginia. Patten's company received more than $1 million for its consulting work with the party. On his website , Patten advertises having worked for "multiple political parties and office-holders i... [Full Article...]

Canada Trade Talks In Jeopardy After Leaked ‘Off The Record’ Trump Comments

Trump was not invited. Canada can sign on until Congress ratifies the deal, which will likely be at the end of November. Talks to keep Canada in the trade bloc will resume this week as the two countries try to resolve thorny issues including Canada's dairy market and USA efforts to shield drug companies from generic competition. [Full Article...]

Ugandan opposition lawmaker arrives in the US for medical treatment

Ugandan opposition lawmaker arrives in the US for medical treatment Protests had erupted in the Ugandan capital on Friday after police detained Kyagulanyi at the airport during a previous attempt to travel overseas for medical care. "It's not my conscience, I would rather die here from the airport", he said. The one-star general attempted to get a briefing on the chaos from security operatives but the crowd did not let him address them. [Full Article...]

Trump ready to ratchet up China trade war with more tariffs

Trump ready to ratchet up China trade war with more tariffs The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index rose 0.3 percent to the highest in a week. President Donald Trump wants to move ahead with a plan to impose tariffs on US$200 billion in Chinese imports as soon as a public-comment period concludes next week, according to six people familiar with the matter. [Full Article...]

Pakistan wants end to controversy over Imran, Pompeo conversation

Pakistan wants end to controversy over Imran, Pompeo conversation Qamar Javed Bajwa. Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has assured visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif that his country's fully supports Iran's stance regarding its nuclear deal with major world powers. The press statement said that PM Imran recalled that JETRO in its 2018 report had recognised Pakistan as one of the top friendly destinations for Japanese investment. [Full Article...]

Amsterdam knife attacker had 'terrorist motive,' say officials

Amsterdam knife attacker had 'terrorist motive,' say officials German police searched his home at the request of their Dutch colleagues and found sized several data carriers, authorities said. "All scenarios are taken into consideration, including a terrorist motive", authorities said in a statement . [Full Article...]

Congress Honors John McCain at Capitol Rotunda Ceremony

Congress Honors John McCain at Capitol Rotunda Ceremony At McCains request, Obama , a Democrat, and Bush, a Republican, both former rivals in the senators bids for the White House, were among those speaking about the six-term senator during Saturdays service. McCain is to be buried Sunday at his alma mater, the US Naval Academy, next to his best friend from the Class of 1958, Adm. This summer, with McCain too ill to travel to Washington , Congre... [Full Article...]

White House confirms President Trump will visit Ireland in November

White House confirms President Trump will visit Ireland in November The event , due to take place on November 10 in Dublin's College Green, has claimed: " Donald Trump's administration champions policies that are destroying our planet, destabilising global order, and reaching new political depths by appealing to racism, misogyny, xenophobia and hatred". [Full Article...]

Sen. John McCain lies in state at U.S. Capitol

Sen. John McCain lies in state at U.S. Capitol Vice President Mike Pence represented the Trump administration at the ceremony, which caused a stir in Washington , D.C.as President Donald Trump was not invited. People have the chance to pay their respects to the man in person, but you can also watch the memorials and services on First Coast News and firstcoastnews.com starting Friday throughout the week. [Full Article...]

Yorkdale Mall Evacuated After Reports of Shots Fired

Yorkdale Mall Evacuated After Reports of Shots Fired Police said an altercation between two groups of men in the mall led to one man firing a gun at least twice. The incident is the latest in a string of high-profile shootings in the city this year. "My heart started to pound so, so, so fast". Once they heard another shot they realized what was happening and hid under a ledge, she said. "I was scared for my daughter's life", she added. [Full Article...]

Dutch lawmaker cancels Mohammad cartoon contest over safety concerns

Dutch lawmaker cancels Mohammad cartoon contest over safety concerns The contest, which was greenlighted by the Dutch counter-terrorist agency (NCTV), sparked protests across the Muslim world, as Islam strictly forbids drawings of Mohammed. Thousands of Pakistanis yesterday demonstrated calling for the country's Dutch ambassador to be expelled over a controversial Mohammad cartoon contest. [Full Article...]

Is the Drum Beating on Attorney General Jeff Sessions?

Is the Drum Beating on Attorney General Jeff Sessions? In tweets Saturday morning, Mr. Trump again sought to distance himself from the Cohen case and implications that he did anything wrong, and he wrote: " Jeff Sessions said he wouldn't allow politics to influence him only because he doesn't understand what is happening underneath his command position". [Full Article...]

Kenyan president stumbles over `bicycle guy´ Boris Johnson

Kenyan president stumbles over `bicycle guy´ Boris Johnson Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has stumbled over Boris Johnson's name during a press conference, eventually simply referring to him as "the bicycle guy". There was a specific emphasis on fighting al Shabaab terrorists. She also held talks on stemming the migrant flow to Europe from Nigeria, Africa's most populous country. [Full Article...]

South Africa farm seizures: International Monetary Fund gives ‘FULL SUPPORT’ to controversial farm policy

South Africa farm seizures: International Monetary Fund gives ‘FULL SUPPORT’ to controversial farm policy Analysts said the conspiracy that white farmers in South Africa were being unfairly treated and attacked in large numbers by nonwhites has persisted for decades. Earlier this week, the ANC said the land reform bill had been withdrawn by the Portfolio Committee on Public Works pending further study, but reiterated its commitment to pursue the controversial program. [Full Article...]

Couple ordered to turn over funds raised for homeless man

Couple ordered to turn over funds raised for homeless man Bobbitt and his lawyer are now claiming that the New Jersey couple have mismanaged a large portion of the donations they received. Bobbitt has since returned to living on the streets. McClure said on the GoFundMe page that the money would be used to buy Bobbitt a house and truck, and the rest would be placed in two trusts-one that would let him "collect a small "salary" each year" and another for ... [Full Article...]

Former spy said Russia had ‘Trump over a barrel’

Former spy said Russia had ‘Trump over a barrel’ On Aug. 17, President Trump told reporters, "I think that Bruce Ohr is a disgrace with his wife Nellie". He argued she was paid a lot of money to gather opposition research on his campaign while she worked for Fusion GPS -the firm behind the discredited Steele dossier. [Full Article...]


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