Monday, 11 December 2017
Latest news
Home » World News

World News

Trump not under investigation, says lawyer

He said, however, that Sekulow's comments could mean the White House was taking the position that no investigation exists until Mueller's team officially confirms it, disregarding media reports based on anonymous sourcing. The FBI was prepared to cast a wide net-and now that the investigation is being headed by a special counsel, there are no limits to how wide it will be. Read More »

26 injured as plane hits turbulence

perth_map

The flight landed around 9 a.m., an hour later than scheduled, reports Xinhua news agency. A China Eastern Airlines Airbus A330 aircraft sits on the tarmac at Sydney International Airport in Australia on June 12, after it made an emergency landing with a damaged port engine. Read More »

Castile protesters target city where officer worked

Anthony Police Department. Head of the National African American Gun Association Philip Smith suggested police officers receive more training to learn that black people also have Second Amendment rights . About 200 people turned out for that demonstration in Minneapolis - the state's largest city that borders St. Paul - according to the Star Tribune newspaper. Read More »

58 people confirmed or presumed dead from London tower fire

Major roads near the stricken building were open Saturday. People have lost their lives and others have lost everything. "If, as we investigate, we identify issues that are a risk to public safety, we will not be waiting until the end of the investigation before we provide that information to the appropriate authorities". Read More »

Gap on climate change unveiled at G7 ministerial meeting in Italy

Before his departure, Pruitt's counterparts from Britain, France , Germany, Canada, Japan and Italy expressed their disappointment at President Donald Trump's recent decision to pull the us out of the 2015 Paris Agreement . The president is moving more of the job of combating the possible effects of global warming to the US private sector and the laboratory of the states, where it properly belongs. Read More »

GJM-police clashes: One killed, IRB officer seriously injured

Mamata Banerjee , responding to the violent turn of events, said on Saturday, " Bangla ke bhaag hote debo na (I will not let Bengal be divided)..." Referring to the agitation against alleged imposition of Bengali, she said it was only an optional subject and not mandatory and GJM was spreading rumours to misguide the people of the hills. Read More »

Parliamentary elections: Emmanuel Macron's party charging towards landslide victory

perth_map

French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party is likely to win a comfortable majority in the National Assembly , two polling companies said after the first round of voting ended on Sunday night. Benoit Hamon, the party's presidential candidate, was also knocked out of the running for his seat. The National Front of far-right leader Marine Le Pen looked unlikely to convert her strong showing in the presidential election into a large number of legislative seats. Read More »

Macron's party claims parliament victory despite low turnout

perth_map

Le Pen's National Front had an even more dismal result, between 3-10 MPs, meaning that once again it won't have a group in the National Assembly. It would likely dramatically shake up France's political landscape. The results, if confirmed, are another blow to the country's mainstream Socialist and conservative parties already reeling from Macron's election in May , which blew apart the left-right divide that has shaped French politics for the past century. Read More »

One year later: thousands gather to honor Pulse victims

Hundreds of people in Orlando, Florida, are leaving flowers, cards and drawings at the Pulse nightclub to remember the victims who were killed a year ago. Aliyah Proctor of Orlando remembers Pulse Nightclub well. A foot race was held over the weekend, and eight gay and lesbian students were awarded $4,900 toward their college studies by a local businessman. Read More »

Trump Allows DACA Program To Continue

perth_map

The Deferred Action for Parents of Americans program was announced by the Obama administration in 2014 but was blocked by a federal judge in Texas after 26 states challenged the programs legality in federal court. "Yesterday's action by the administration also acknowledges that granting de facto amnesty to millions of people who knowingly violated USA immigration laws is also bad public policy that harms the interests of the American people and encourages more illegal immigration", Stein ... Read More »

Putin warns new sanctions will 'complicate' ties between Russia and US

perth_map

Though there's little dispute over Russia's interference in the election, questions remain over the objective and extent of the meddling. She's urging the House to follow suit with similar legislation and calling on President Trump to sign the measure - which is attached to the popular Iran sanctions bill . Read More »

Could Trump's "witch hunt" tweet come back to haunt him?

And Trump's bombshell tweet on Friday morning - appearing to confirm that he's now under investigation for obstruction of justice and attacking his deputy attorney general - is part of a broader decision by the president to "go on the attack", the official said . Read More »

Weapons used in Republican baseball shooting appear legally bought

perth_map

Scalise, 51, had another surgery on Saturday and "he is more responsive and is speaking with his loved ones", a statement posted to his Twitter account said . The baseball game has been a Washington tradition since 1909. "It's my job to be pessimistic, so if you accuse me of being optimistic, I feel bad about that", Sava said. Read More »

UK government scrambles to limit fallout from London fire

So far 58 people are presumed dead, although Cundy said this would rise again ahead of new figures being released on Monday. Previously, the Metropolitan Police had confirmed 30 people had been killed in the inferno; the announcement Saturday almost doubles that number. Read More »

UK: Banned building materials suspected in London fire

perth_map

Cundy said there may have been people in the tower that police are not aware of, which would add to the death toll. Sixteen bodies have been recovered, police said . A minute's silence will be held at 11:00am (1000 GMT) across Britain on Monday to remember the victims. "It is hard to escape a very sombre national mood", she said in a message marking the event. Read More »

Election win gives Macron carte blanche

perth_map

Le Pen was seen as a shoo-in for the Henin-Beaumont seat after scoring 46 percent in the first round a week ago against 11 rivals, and she defeated a political novice from Macron's party, Anne Roquet. The main party of the right, the Republicans, and its allies, won 21.56%. The Socialists, who ruled the nation before Mr Macron's independent presidential victory in May, were decimated and only won 6% of the vote. Read More »

Other view: Scalise shooting: Playing congressional baseball game shows needed unity

perth_map

Capitol Police, who provided security for the practice, killed the shooter, identified by authorities as James Hodgkinson, 66, from Belleville, Ill . Scalise was shot Wednesday, June 14, 2017 , at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, . Jennifer Scalise says in a statement that the family is "especially appreciative of the strong outpouring of love and support from our neighbors, friends, from Louisiana and across the country". Read More »

Russian warplanes kill 2 top IS commanders: Defence Ministry

perth_map

The ministry's statement said the Russian airstrike may also have killed 330 terrorists, state-run Sputnik reported. In addition, a total of 180 IS militants were also killed, and 16 automotive and armored vehicles and tanks, one artillery, four control posts and an ammunition storage depot were destroyed as a result of the strikes, Russia's Interfax news agency cited the ministry's statement as saying. Read More »

Korea is in a state of unresponsive wakefulness, doctors say

USA student Otto Warmbier has been freed from jail in North Korea , 13 months after being sentenced to 15 years of hard labour. Warmbier is showing no understanding of language, and has suffered a significant loss of brain tissue which doctors believe was probably caused by a cardiopulmonary arrest - not a physical brain injury. Read More »

Shahbaz Sharif says biased JIT targetting his family

perth_map

Sharif, accompanied by daughter Maryam Nawaz, one of his sons and his younger brother, seemed relaxed as he stepped out of his auto heading into the academy. Mr. Shehbaz, accompanied by his son Hamza Shehbaz , Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar , arrived at the Federal Judicial Academy (FJA) this morning to depose before the joint investigation team (JIT) probing allegations of money laundering against the Sharif family. Read More »

Korea fires multiple anti-ship missiles: S. Korean military

perth_map

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says these were surface-to-ship cruise missiles launched from a base near the city of Wonsan in Gangwon-do Province. The future of the program has been uncertain since South Korea announced the suspension. In Washington , the US missile defense chief voiced concerns about the pace of development in the North's missile program. Read More »

Rosenstein may need to recuse himself from Russian Federation probe

perth_map

Comey testified to Congress that Trump then asked him to back off the investigation into his fired national security adviser, Michael Flynn. "As a result, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is unlikely to regain public and congressional trust until it has a director who understands the gravity of the mistakes and pledges never to repeat them". Read More »

Senate Makes It Harder for Trump to Lift Russian Sanctions

perth_map

New sanctions would be imposed on " corrupt Russian actors " and those " involved in serious human rights abuses ", anyone supplying weapons to the Syrian government or working with Russian defense industry or intelligence, as well as " those conducting malicious cyber activity on behalf of the Russian government " and "those involved in corrupt privatization of state-owned assets". Read More »

Trump's attorney contradicts himself on investigation denial

The memo included stinging criticism of the FBI director's handling of the investigation of Hillary Clinton's email. "The President's tweet was in response to The Washington Post story", Sekulow said. Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, said that the panel - overseeing one of several congressional investigations - is looking forward to getting a response from the White House on whether recordings exist. Read More »

More Bad News For Jared Kushner as Mueller Follows the Money

Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller on May 17 as special counsel to head the inquiry into the Russian Federation matter. Cullen is a former federal prosecutor who has long ties to former FBI Director James Comey . It was unclear what prompted the warning, but the Trump administration has continuously hammered the media and political insiders over intelligence leaks. Read More »

Trump Lawyer Denies President Is Under Investigation, Despite Tweet

It also sent a letter to Comey asking for any notes or memos. We have not received, nor are we aware of, any investigation of the President of the United States. "The president said last week he would release the tapes of - if there were tapes - of his conversation this week". Thomas' reporting confirms those interview will take place, though he cautions Mueller has not yet chose to conduct a full-scale investigation and describes this stage of this inquiry as "preliminary". Read More »

Taliban storm Afghan police compound; 1 police dead

perth_map

The military coalition had earlier said that one Afghan soldier had been killed and another wounded in the incident . Camp Shaheen, where the 209th Corps is based, was also the site of a large Taliban attack in April that inflicted heavy casualties among Afghan troops. Read More »

Golden State Warriors: This is just the beginning

perth_map

This season, the Warriors were not going to allow that. The obvious choice in the Eastern Conference is the Boston Celtics. They went 15-1 in the postseason, with sweeps in the first three rounds before beating LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games in the finals. Read More »

Turnout low with Macron set for parliamentary landslide

perth_map

REM swept aside the rightwing Republicans and Socialists, but also the far-right National Front (FN) of Marine Le Pen - whom he defeated in the presidential run-off - which fell far short of its target. The overall results will be a huge disappointment for the nationalist and anti-EU party which had once hoped to emerge as the main opposition in parliament to Macron's centrist party. Read More »