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China Defies Sanctions, Helps North Korea Open Travel Agency in Taiwan

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One corner has been completely dismantled and the parts can be seen lying on the ground", 38 North reports. "In both images the two fuel/oxidizer bunkers, main processing building and gantry tower remain untouched", said Bermudez. As he did Monday, Trump has publicly professed satisfaction at the pace of negotiations with North Korea, saying last week there was "no rush" in completing talks with Pyongyang because US and United Nations economic sanctions against North Korea remain in place. Read More »

In election-charged Pakistan, Mahathir makes an 'appearance'

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He was campaigning for the northwestern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provincial assembly in the city of Dera Ismail Khan when the bomber detonated near his Land Cruiser. "I will learn from Brother Mahathir Mohamad and Brother Erdogan and apply their secrets of development to Pakistan", Shehbaz told an election rally yesterday in Sargodha, Punjab, where he served as the chief minister. Read More »

At least 1 injured in Miami Beach building collapse

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There is no indication of any other people injured at this time. "We continue to monitor his condition and our thoughts and prayers go out to Allied's project manager and his family during this hard time", Leon said. "The front of the building looked so flimsy the past couple days I was surprised it was able to stand", witness Adam Thompson said. "This was how it was supposed to happen", a woman at Miami Beach Associates told Local 10. Read More »

Modi to embark on three-nation Africa tour from today

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Africa has been the top priority of India's Foreign Policy. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will begin his three-nation tour from July 23 till July 27 from Rwanda where he will be received by President Paul Kagame . He said that China supports Africa's unified efforts that will lead to home-grown sustainable development for the continent and that the Asian country is looking to align its own development with that of Africa for a win-win cooperation. Read More »

Avenatti says Cohen has more Trump tapes

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The White House has consistently said Trump denied the affair. President Trump blasted his former attorney Michael Cohen on Twitter for secretly recording a conversation the two had shortly before the presidential election, about a possible payment to a former Playboy model who claims she had an affair with Mr. Read More »

Trump considering revoking 6 ex-Obama officials' clearance

At the joint appearance in Finland with Putin, Trump repeated the Russian leader's denials about involvement in the election. "The president contends that the fact that people with security clearances are making these baseless charges provides inappropriate legitimacy to accusations with zero evidence", said Mrs. Read More »

North Korea still evading petroleum sanctions: US' Pompeo

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Seoul's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in NY on Friday, less than two weeks after their most recent talks in Tokyo. sanctions cap on refined petroleum through illicit ship-to-ship transfers. The Washington Post reported Saturday that Trump has requested daily status updates on talks with North Korea and is eager for next steps on the end of the country's nuclear program. Read More »

Amid flourishing ties, Ethiopia and Eritrea set to play friendly football match

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Eritrean information minister Yemane Ghebremeskel did not deny the reports, but said there had been no formal announcement, noting that it was "early days" in the rapprochement with Ethiopia . Eritrea and Ethiopia have so far agreed to open embassies, develop ports and restart flights. Relations remained frozen after Ethiopia declined to accept a 2002 United Nations-backed border demarcation, leading to years of cold war between the two countries. Read More »

Indian media, global establishment stands with Nawaz, says Imran Khan

The attack in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa follows a spate of bombings at political rallies before the election, the most devastating of which was a suicide attack this month that killed 149 people. The political involvement of the military and ISI is rarely discussed openly due to fear of repercussions. Almost 106 million Pakistanis, including more than 19 million new voters, will be eligible to cast their ballots on Wednesday. Read More »

Manafort trial delayed; judge approves immunity for 5 witnesses

Last month, Manafort was jailed after a federal judge revoked his $10 million bail based on new witness tampering charges. Ellis was hearing a request from Manafort that evidence and arguments about Manafort's affiliation with the Trump campaign be excluded from the trial. Read More »

Iran Braces for ‘Mother of All Wars’ with US

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Not only did Obama lie about the deal to the American public, but last month it came to light that he had offered their government access to USA financial markets in a clandestine agreement. Iran insists its nuclear programme is entirely peaceful, and its compliance with the deal has been verified by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which has said Iran is honouring its commitments. Read More »

Arroyo takes oath as new Speaker

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Exactly 182 lawmakers signed a manifesto supporting Arroyo as the new House Speaker, said Representatives John Bertiz and Lito Atienza. A total of 184 solons voted for Arroyo who became first female Speaker of the House of Representatives in an election hounded with controversy over contested congressional procedures. Read More »

20-year-old college student reported missing after going for a jog

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A Facebook page managed by family said that investigators are looking at her interactions with people online. "I know patience is not our best virtue right now, but it will take time". The extensive search efforts near her home have so far been unsuccessful. Ms Tibbetts was last seen wearing a black sports bra, gym shorts and running shoes. Read More »

Trump bashes media for reporting 'negatively' on Putin summit

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He blamed the mainstream news media, "Fake News" as he called it again, for "talking negatively" about his meeting with Putin. US President Donald Trump said today he had given up "nothing" during his summit with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin , following a week of withering, bipartisan criticism over his handling of the meeting. Read More »

Woman impaled in chest by flying beach umbrella

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The 46-year-old was hit by someone else's rental umbrella near 54th Street just after 3 p.m. A Maryland State helicopter airlifted the woman for medical treatment. Authorities said part of the umbrella pierced the woman's ankle after being driven along by the force of the wind. She said the sharper end the umbrella shaft, which is used to plant it into the ground, impaled the woman in the chest. Read More »

Brexit: German interior minister says Chequers deal is "very appealing"

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May will this week meet Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas. "I'm confident we won't get there, but even if we did we will have the planning in place, the preparation in place, the operational matters in place from the infrastructure to the planning laws to deal with that". Read More »

Nawaz Sharif suffering from heart, kidney ailments, may be hospitalised

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He added that the interim provincial government will constitute a medical board after receiving the application and would take measures suggested by the board. Sharif underwent an open-heart surgery at a hospital in London in 2016. Nawaz personal doctor Dr. Adnan was not allowed to treat him in jail. The team asked to shift Nawaz Sharif immediately to the hospital otherwise it could have been damaging to his kidneys. Read More »

Israel fires at Syrian missiles on Golan Heights: army

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The Foreign Office is expected to help resettle the White Helmets and their families. That deal was reportedly based on the Separation of Forces Agreement from May 1974 and includes a return of the 90th and the 61st brigade of the Syrian army to positions they held prior to 2011. Read More »

3 days to Pakistan elections, bomb kills PTI politician

District police chief Zaheer Afridi said Gandapur died of injuries in the Combined Military Hospital. Mr Durrani survived a suicide attack earlier this month that killed four people. While speaking at the Rawalpindi Bar Association, he accused ISI of pressuring the Chief Justice and other judges to get favourable verdicts in different cases, including Nawaz Sharif's corruption case. Read More »

Trump considering revoking ex-Obama officials' clearance

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The press secretary announced that the Trump administration is looking at ways to revoke security clearance from John Brennan, James Comey, James Clapper, Michael Hayden, Susan Rice and Andrew McCabe . "They've politicized and in some cases monetized their public service", Sanders said during a press briefing. Sanders went on to say that "at this point" there were no plans to revoke the security clearances of former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden. Read More »

DOJ releases Carter Page FISA docs

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Trump has come under a barrage of criticism over the past week for what was seen as overly conciliatory treatment of Russian President Vladimir Putin at their summit in Helsinki. Republican lawmakers have accused the Obama administration, which sought the surveillance order in October 2016, of relying on a controversial dossier of candidate - at the time - Donald Trump's alleged connections to Russian Federation to support the surveillance order. Read More »

U.S. intelligence chief says no disrespect intended toward Trump

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President Trump doubled down Monday on his defenses over Helsinki criticism, denying that he conceded anything to Russian President Vladimir Putin . Trump and Putin held a joint press conference at their summit Monday where it seemed Trump accepted Putin's "strong" and "powerful" denials of Russian government election interference over the conclusion of every US intelligence agency. Read More »

Israel strikes Syrian position in central region

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Trump's comments came after Pompeo, in a major address to the Iranian diaspora in California, said Washington was not afraid to sanction top-ranking leaders of the "nightmare" Iranian regime. A series of strikes that have killed Iranians in Syria have been attributed to Israel. Iran has forces deployed in Syria to support Assad's regime, as well as supervising the involvement of several Shiite militia groups it sponsors, some of them from other countries such as Iraq or Afghanistan. Read More »

I gave up 'nothing' in Russia summit

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That's why such a large segment of President's Trump's remarks during the question and answer period in Helsinki focused not on Russia's meddling, but on the questions of whether his campaign colluded with Russian Federation or whether Russia's meddling affected the outcome of the election. Read More »