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Rand Paul: Lindsey Graham is 'dangerously naive' on North Korea


Of course one of the United States' most notorious warmongers was chomping at the bit in case it unraveled. Graham said military force should still be an American option when it comes to deal with North Korea. "I wouldn't give it too much significance", he added. But he warned: "We're a long ways away from an agreement". I also value consistency and believe that actions speak louder than words. Read More »

Sessions, White House Cite Biblical Support for Border Family Separation


Wear believes the Trump administration has taken a pivotal step in pushing back against the faith community. Instead, she said, "they're playing political games and attacking the president". When asked about Sessions' comments Thursday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders doubled down on the biblical reference, saying " it is very biblical to enforce the law . Read More »

Theresa May fails to appease Tory rebels on EU Withdrawal Bill

Calls for MPS to have a "meaningful vote" on Brexit are nothing to do with parliamentary scrutiny; they are about stopping Brexit. Grieve, Anna Soubry and others said the final text was not what they had expected from ministers, as it gave no real ability to parliament to direct the government in the event of no deal. Read More »

Pakistan militant leader wanted in Malala attack, other deadly incidents is killed

Fazal Hayat, more commonly known as Mullah Fazlullah, the fugitive leader of the outlawed militant group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), was killed on June 13 by an American drone strike. In 2012, Fazlullah-led Pakistani Taliban shot teenager schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai in her hometown of Swat. Since then, U.S. officials said, he directed numerous high-profile attacks against American and Pakistani targets. Read More »

Comey responds to DOJ report


In the middle of the campaign, Comey announced Clinton would not be prosecuted - an announcement that would have normally been handled by the attorney general and drew heavy criticism of Comey. Republican members of Congress said they wanted to read the report before commenting. Some of the same agents in the Clinton investigation were also involved in the early months of the FBI's investigation into Russian election interference. Read More »

Murder victim named as Melbourne comedian Eurydice Dixon

Jaymes Todd , 19 of Broadmeadows , appeared in court on Thursday afternoon charged with her rape and murder after handing himself into police. Police increased their patrols in the area in the days after the killing and urged people to be "aware of their surroundings". Read More »

Pakistan's most-wanted Taliban militant killed in air strike


US Forces-Afghanistan spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Martin O'Donnell said US forces conducted a "counter-terrorism strike" which targeted "a senior leader of a designated terrorist organisation". Meanwhile, Kabul and Washington both complain that Pakistan has for years allowed Afghanistan's Taliban free movement as well as medical treatment for battlefield wounds. Read More »

Austria, Germany, Italy form 'axis of willing' on migration


Merkel received the backing of her party to wait until an European Union summit at the end of the month at which she hopes an EU-wide asylum policy can be agreed on. The survey found that 62 per cent of respondents were in favour of turning back undocumented asylum seekers at the border, in line with the stance of Seehofer who is openly challenging Merkel. Read More »

Summit with North Korea: We've Been Here Before


Until today, there has been no public pledge from North Korea to dismantle them, or to allow inspectors to see them, or even to disclose where they are kept. -North Korea summit makes no reference to verification nor to a time frame to achieve denuclearization. 14 September, 2017: Ballistic missile from DPRK flies over Japan - Security Council press statement condemns launches citing "outrageous actions" and demanding North Korea complies with United Nations resolutions to halt nuclear ... Read More »

A Trump Salute Shows Up in North Korea Video

Trump then joked that "fired" was "maybe a nice word" to describe what Kim did to the generals. Don't let anyone think anything different. During his Fox interview, Trump showered praise on Kim and said "it's great to give him credibility". Read More »

Trump says Michael Cohen is not his lawyer


Avenatti went to social media to decry the attempt to take away his spotlight, tweeting: "We just learned that Mr. Cohen and his atty, Brent Blakely, are going to file a motion seeking to have the court issue a gag order preventing me & others from providing info & docs to the media and the public". Read More »

Trump Says He Won't Sign Compromise Immigration Bill


Many Republicans view roll calls on the bills to be a crucial election-year statement to voters on where they stand on immigration. The measure released Thursday sticks to Trump's immigration priorities while trying to unite the party's conservative and moderate factions. Read More »

Paul Manafort Gets Hauled Off to Jail


The move by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson came after prosecutors accused Manafort and a longtime associate of witnesses tampering. Jackson could immediately revoke his bail conditions and send Manafort to jail awaiting his trial scheduled for September in the Washington case. Read More »

UN Condemns Israel, But Won't Censure Hamas


While supporting the Palestinian-backed resolution, the 193-member body also rejected a US demand to condemn Hamas - Gaza's ruling party - for its attacks on Israel. General Assembly resolutions are not legally binding but carry political weight. Turkey's Ambassador Feridun Sinirlioğlu defended the resolution, saying it was "about taking sides with global law" and showing the Palestinians that the world "does care about their suffering". Read More »

Afghanistan confirms death of Mullah Fazlullah in drone raid

In his Eid greeting this week, Afghan Taliban chief Haibatullah Akhunzada repeated the Taliban demand for direct talks with the United States before opening negotiations with the Afghan government. TTP leader Mullah Fazlullah. The U.S. officials who spoke anonymously to Reuters, Voice of America , and AFP said Fazlullah's status was unclear or declined to say whether the operation was successful. Read More »

N.Korea Wants to Separate Denuclearization and Verification


Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that he expects North Korea to take steps toward major nuclear disarmament within the next two-and-a-half years. Essentially, this should be read as a refusal from the DPRK to state that they would denuclearise unilaterally. In further explaining his reasons for suspending major exercises, Trump said they "cost a fortune", though even the Pentagon, which foots the bill for US participation in all such maneuvers, has been unable to say what ... Read More »

Italy and France try to patch up migrant row, draw papal rebuke


Spain stepped in and said the migrants could land at the port of Valencia. Meanwhile, an Italian coastguard ship carrying more than 900 migrants was allowed to dock in Sicily on Wednesday. France also said it was willing to take in migrants from the Aquarius after they arrive in Spain if they "meet the criteria for asylum". The EU is deeply divided over asylum policy. Read More »

Canada-US relations at a low after Trudeau-Trump trade tiff


The president also said the Canadian leader must not have realized that Trump had televisions on Air Force One, allowing him to monitor Trudeau's news conference . Trudeau had simply reiterated Canada's stated plan of imposing retaliatory dollar-for-dollar tariffs in response to the new American tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. Read More »

Ramaphosa wishes Muslims a spiritually fulfilling Eid al-Fitr


Sightings of the Shawwal crescent moon should be reported to the nearest court or t the authority of the region's centre in the area where the sighting occurred. The date and time of Eid are different in each country. Considered one of the most important holidays of the Islamic calendar, Eid has its own particular set of prayers that can only be recited in congregation and often called out in parks, community centres or mosques called the Salat al-Eid. Read More »

Some people evacuated by Hawaii lava go home


Mr Kim also warned locals FEMA would not be able to provide help for reconstructions to everyone as the agency differentiates between residences and holiday homes. The eruption has also had a toll on the area's tourism industry, with many afraid to travel to the island. Last week, the state pledged $12 million to help Hawaii County pay for the mounting costs of responding to Kilauea's ongoing eruptions, while a host of other organizations have sought to begin efforts to house evacuees. Read More »

Trump says he will halt Korea war games


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe thanked Trump for raising the abduction issue with Kim and said "Japan will deal firmly with North Korea face-to-face" to resolve it. "You can imagine how anxiously the Korean people and the church here in Korea are experiencing this truly historic moment", the papal nuncio said. "The Holy See wants to support whatever possible initiative that promotes dialogue and reconciliation" while also taking advantage of being able to take the Gospel message to ... Read More »

Sarah Sanders and Raj Shah planning to leave White House


Working at the White House is exhausting for staffers, and some people working for President Donald Trump's administration may have plans to leave by the year's end. "Right now, I think the country looks pretty good and I'm glad to get to be a part of that process and I'm going to continue to do my job". According to the report, Sanders told friends that she plans to leave the administration at the end of the year. Read More »

Tornado confirmed in Wilkes-Barre storm, National Weather Service says


National Weather Service investigators have confirmed a tornado struck near Wilkes-Barre and another hit in nearby Bradford County during a severe storm Wednesday evening. Wednesday, following a tornado warning the National Weather Service issued. "This is a commercial hub in Luzerne County, this is a lovely area", said Luzerne County Manager David Pedri. Read More »

Report faults Comey but finds no political bias


Former FBI Director James Comey interviewed by the Fox News Channel's Bret Baier April 26, 2018. "The inspector general's team went through the FBI's work with a microscope and found no evidence that bias or improper motivation affected the investigation", he said . Read More »

Trump stuns Kim by asking photographers to make them both look 'thin'


Critics have said the unprecedented encounter in Singapore was more style than substance, producing a document that was short on details about the key issue of Pyongyang's atomic weapons. The first concrete action was for the American president to announce he intends to call a halt to the annual war game exercises organised between the United States and South Korea (the most recent exercises almost derailed the inter-Korea summit a few weeks ago). Read More »

United States to start 'new history' with North Korea


The deal released later in the day explained that the "committed to provide security guarantees" to North Korea in return for Pyongyang's "firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization". As they exited the room, Trump and Kim patted each other on the back. "We're going to take care of a very big and very unsafe problem for the world", the US President said. Read More »

Treason or respect? Trump draws ire for returning North Korean general’s salute


Pompeo said that the USA wants verifiable action by North Korea to denuclearize by January 2021. "Just landed - a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office". The summit statement provided no details on when North Korea would give up its nuclear weapons programme or how the dismantling might be verified. The US and South Korea were also discussing a suspension of the Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercises scheduled for August, South Korea's MoneyToday ... Read More »

Senate Leadership Blocks Up-Or-Down Vote On Corker Tariff Amendment


Corker's amendment would limit Trump's ability to impose tariffs on national security grounds - a move which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has repeatedly called "insulting". "'Gosh, we might poke the bear, ' is the language I've been hearing in the hallways", Corker said. They were joined on the bill by at least 10 other senators. Read More »

Texts reveal disgraced Federal Bureau of Investigation agent told lover 'we'll stop' Trump


Bloomberg has obtained a copy of the report's conclusion, which reportedly says that former FBI Director James Comey "deviated" from FBI and Department of Justice procedures when he oversaw the Clinton investigation. He now represents Trump in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into whether Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election. 'If anyone else shows up in this report to have done something that requires termination we will do so'. Read More »

UK's Leave EU campaigner says he's no evil genius


The businessman sat alongside Leave.EU communications chief Andy Wigmore as they joined Nigel Farage for an exclusive LBC interview. "What I'm saying is, we've now got a full-scale Russian witch hunt going on, but before that it wasn't an issue". Read More »