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Gates testifies he and Manafort committed crimes

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Assistant US Attorney Uzo Asonye asked Gates, "Were you involved in any criminal activity with Mr. Manafort?" On the prosecution's projected evidence list are 23 email exchanges between just Manafort and Gates. A judge could give him less time if prosecutors decide he has provided "substantial assistance" to the special counsel's office. Manafort is on trial this week in a federal courthouse in Alexandria, Virginia, facing charges of evading taxes on more than $60 million of income earned ... Read More »

Trump tackles Russian lawyer claims head on

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In that statement, Trump Jr. indicated that the meeting had been "primarily" about the issue of the adoption of Russian children by Americans. "If it's what you say I love it", Trump Jr. But on Sunday, he essentially admitted, finally, that his son had indeed taken a meeting with a Kremlin-linked official in the hopes of colluding with the Russian government. Read More »

Ethiopian army clashes with local government paramilitaries

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At least two Ethiopian Orthodox churches were also burned down over the weekend, other residents told Reuters . Residents in four other towns said gunshots were being heard. The government has fought the rebel Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) since 1984 after the group launched a bid for secession of the region, also known as Ogaden. Read More »

Butina boasts her Russian ties while drunk

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He described Butina as a Russian national in the US on a student visa. Paul Erickson , a former adviser for the Trump transition team, connected the two via email. There has also been a steady stream of stories (and photographs) revealing the many Republican lawmakers and other conservative officials Butina has interacted with over the past few years. Read More »

People Shot in Chicago During 14-Hour Time Span

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Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. Most of the shootings happened on Sunday with 30 people shot between midnight and 03:00. Paramedics went as far as saying the city was like a "war zone", while police described it as being one of the most violent weekends of late. Read More »

Patricia De Lille resign as Mayor

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De Lille is expected to stay on as mayor until August 31, during which time it is reported she would be expected to travel to the U.S. for a visit in her capacity as mayor. "This has been a long and hard journey". This matter has already gone on for too long, and has sapped the energies and attentions of both parties from our core work, for which we apologise. Read More »

9-Year-Old's Lemonade Stand Robbed at Gunpoint in North Carolina

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Neighbors describe the boy as an entrepreneur, with lemonade, landscaping, and mowing businesses. The boy was selling lemonade in Monroe, about 25 miles from Charlotte, when a teen approached him and pointed a handgun at the child's stomach, demanded money, and then ran away, said the Union County Sheriff's Office in a news release on August 5. Read More »

China won't accept US trade 'blackmail' - state media

In response, China slapped tariffs worth some $34 billion on 545 American goods, and on Friday, it said it's poised to impose another round on $ 60 billion worth of imports, including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals. The U.S. trade gap is now on track to hit a ten-year high, despite a series of tariffs imposed on products and raw materials around the world by the Trump administration. Read More »

1 reported dead after accident causes explosion near Bologna airport

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A truck carrying flammable cargo exploded in Borgo Panigale, located on the outskirts of Bologna, when it collided with another tanker truck just before 2 p.m., reports said. Police have said that the blast had been caused by an accident on the motorway next to the airport, where the blast could reportedly be felt. Images on social media show the explosion occurred on a road close to the airport. Read More »

Irish wildfire reveals huge hidden 'Eire' signal from Second World War

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There are over 80 of them spread around the country. But this was one has been covered by the thick undergrowth for more than 70 years. The structures were created around Ireland's coast at the country's lookout posts, from which soldiers of the Irish Defence Force's Coast Watching Service kept an eye out for military activity. Read More »

Labour in a 'mess' over anti-Semitism, says senior MP

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The Guardian article was derided by the Board of Deputies of British Jews as "ill-conceived" and "misleading", and it called him to task for failing to accept in full an worldwide definition of anti-Semitism devised by the global Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. Read More »

Nasim Ghanadan identified a victim of Staples parking lot plane crash

The plane also hit a auto (pictured), but no one was reported injured. The FAA tweeted that a Cessna 414 declared an emergency landing and crashed in a mall parking lot near the John Wayne Orange County Airport. "It, like, lost control, and it was twirling, and the more twirl, the more lower it came down and then we heard the bang", shared witness Connie Hernandez. Read More »

Bangladesh shuts down mobile internet to tackle student protests

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The news agency also reported that more than 100 people were injured after police fired rubber bullets into the crowds. Bangladesh has witnessed massive student protests over the past several days, after two teenagers were killed by a speeding bus in the capital Dhaka on July 29. Read More »

Pompeo: United States will enforce sanctions against Iran

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It was not immediately clear whether the plan would create enough hard currency inflows to ease the demand for dollars and help end a panic-buying of hard currencies by many Iranians. Calling the Iranian government a bunch of "bad actors", Pompeo held out slim hope for its behavior to moderate and to negotiate over USA concerns such as its ballistic missile testing and its support for militants in the region. Read More »

Takeaways After First Week of Manafort Trial

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Cindy Laporta , who testified under an immunity deal with the government, acknowledged that she agreed under pressure from Gates to alter a tax document for one of Manafort's businesses. Mr. Gates responded by sending a forged forgiveness letter, Ms. Laporta testified. Such accounts must be reported to tax authorities if they contain $US10,000 or more . Read More »

Portland Police Disperse Crowds at Patriot Prayer Event

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Eder Campuzano said later on Twitter he was "okay". There were some arrests and reported injuries but it wasn't immediately clear how many of either occurred. As supporters jostled among the crowds at the park, Gibson took a mic to rally the already boisterous crowd, saying, "We are going to make change". Read More »

Iran to conduct 'swarm' drills in the Persian Gulf soon

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A second official expected the drill could be wrapped up this week. Iran appears to be preparing a major military exercise in the Gulf in reaction to escalating tensions with the United States after it withdrew from a landmark nuclear deal and renewed sanctions on the Islamic republic, according to United States officials. Read More »

Police close Las Vegas shooting investigation without finding a motive

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Interviews with his primary care physician and one of his brothers, however, painted a picture of a disturbed person who may have been afflicted with mental illness. "Paddock purchased over 55 firearms, which were mostly rifles in various calibers, from October 2016 to September 2017", according to investigators. Read More »

Police called on African-American student eating lunch

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Smith College President Kathleen McCartney apologized to Kanoute and said that "we continue to fall short even as we continue to make progress". A Smith College student who says she was racially profiled Tuesday while eating lunch on campus said the incident left her so shaken she has had trouble eating and sleeping. Read More »

Saudi Arabia freezes Canada trade ties, recalls envoy

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The move came after the Canadian embassy in Riyadh said it was "gravely concerned" over a new wave of arrests of human rights campaigners in the kingdom, including award-winning gender rights activist Samar Badawi. Freeland called on Saudi Arabia to release both. Amnesty International Canada secretary general Alex Neve said what has happened is a "clear indication that Saudi Arabia remains determined to rebuff and ignore any efforts to improve and address human rights concerns in the country". Read More »

Teenager jailed for life over British Museum bomb plot

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Alongside her mother and sister, who were jailed in June , Boular was part of the UK's first all-female IS cell. Boular was convicted at the Old Bailey of the plot to attack crowds at the British Museum. Hussain was killed in a drone stroke in April past year, strengthening Boular's resolve. Phone calls recorded between the three show them talking about the terrorist attack as having a "tea party". Read More »

Witnesses describe drone attack in Venezuela; 6 arrested

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The alleged attack involved two drones, each carrying a kilogramme of plastic explosive C4, which Reverol said on state television is "capable of causing effective damage over a 50-metre radius". Once back in the presidential palace, Maduro said he had "no doubt" that Colombia's Santos - a Nobel Peace Prize victor who negotiated a historic peace accord with Marxist guerrillas FARC - was "behind the attack". Read More »

USA deports Mexican wife of American Marine veteran

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She's married to a former Marine and Iraq War veteran, and they have two girls, ages 8 and 16, who are U.S. citizens. "You're not just punishing me". The Trump administration's immigration policies are hard on military families, tooIn 2013, Alejandra was pulled over in a routine traffic stop and a search of her record revealed she was in the country illegally. Read More »

Saturday marks 1st Barack Obama Day in Illinois

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The bill was signed into law on August 6, 2017, making this year the first time it's actually celebrated. A proposal for the state holiday was rejected previous year by IL lawmakers, according to NBC Chicago . BARACK Obama has celebrated his 57th birthday surrounded by family and friends, with wife Michelle leading the tributes to the former USA president. Read More »

China fires salvo in trade war with United States

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China announced a list of $ 60 billion worth of U.S. imports it plans to apply tariffs on should the Trump administration follow through with its latest trade threats. There's "some hint" the Chinese may be warming to the idea, and recently there's been some communications at the highest levels of both governments, Kudlow said. Read More »

Suspected Russian spy caught working inside US Embassy

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But the woman had access to "to the most damaging database, which is the U.S. Secret Service official mail system", The Guardian's source said. The Guardian reports that a Russian woman was released without much publicity so as not to spoil the image of the US Secret service . Read More »

Manafort bank fraud trial, day four

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She said Gates told her he was handling the documentation even though he knew the loans were phony. All of those vendors testified that Manafort often paid with wire transfers from offshore bank accounts, which they told jurors was an "unusual method" of payment, CNN reported. Read More »

S.Sudan's Kiir vows power sharing deal with rival will hold

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Under the agreement, the transitional cabinet would be composed of 35 ministers, including 20 ministers from the government, and nine from the Machar-led Sudan People's Liberation Movement-in-Opposition (SPLM-IO). This is why when I came sign. South Sudan's almost five-year conflict began after Kiir accused his then-vice president Machar of plotting a coup against him in 2013. Read More »

President Donald Trump arrives in OH for rally

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Murphy said he is wary of a strategy in which Republicans seek to tie themselves to the president, but noted Republican politics are now "all Trump all the time". President Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Lewis Center, Ohio. Pelosi, who would become speaker if the Democrats flip control of the House in November, has always been a Republican target. Read More »

Evacuations orders in place due to massive Mendocino Complex Fires

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A fast-growing California wildfire that has already forced thousands to flee their homes and shut down a large national park surged overnight into Saturday, as tired firefighters battled gusting winds. "Tragedies bring people together", he added. An air tanker was deployed in Mendocino County, California, on August 2 to help contain wildfires that have burned over 150,000 acres of land and vegetation. Read More »

At least 20 Martyred in Afghan Mosque Attack

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Relatives of the victims of the bombing took to the streets soon after the attack, angrily protesting the lack of security for the mosque, given how often Shi'ites are targeted in Afghanistan. Almost 1,700 civilians were killed in the first half of this year, the United Nations says, the highest total recorded for the period since counting began in 2009. Read More »