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Australia continues bid to return IS suspect from Turkey

Australia continues bid to return IS suspect from Turkey Bishop added, "We will continue to engage with Turkish authorities as they consider whether to appeal the extradition decision". What is Prakash accused of? The former rapper from Melbourne had featured in IS videos and has been linked to a failed Melbourne plot to behead a police officer and another attack in which two officers were stabbed outside a Melbourne police station. [Full Article...]

DHS Head Hedges On Russian Election Meddling

DHS Head Hedges On Russian Election Meddling Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum , Nielsen created some confusion when she seemed to deny that the Russian attacks on U.S. elections were designed to help Trump. Asked whether countries other than Russian Federation had participated in the attack on the 2016 USA election, Nielsen said, "We did not see other nation states involved in the election system meddling". [Full Article...]

Pompeo: North to return United States soldiers' remains soon

Pompeo: North to return United States soldiers' remains soon North Korea saw its economy contract 3.5 per cent previous year - its worst showing in two decades - as it was hit by sanctions over its weapons programmes, the South's central bank said Friday (Jul 20). "We have no rush for speed". Giving up on the deadline will give North Korea a chance to become a nuclear-armed nation. We have - we're just going through the process. [Full Article...]

Iran builds new factory for centrifuge rotors, Europe News & Top Stories

Iran builds new factory for centrifuge rotors, Europe News & Top Stories The prime minister, who has long railed against the pact, gave a dramatic presentation a little over a week before Trump's May 8 decision, where he unveiled documents Israel secreted away from Tehran that he said proved "Iran lied" about its nuclear program. [Full Article...]

Video shows deadly shooting over parking spot

Video shows deadly shooting over parking spot Prior to Gualtieri's announcement Friday, Jacobs told the newspaper that McGlockton died from a "wrongful death" as a result of Drejka's actions. Drejka then pulled out his handgun and shot his assailant, who then wheeled away, clutching his chest. [Full Article...]

Trump responds to Cohen taping: 'Your favourite president did nothing wrong'

Trump responds to Cohen taping: 'Your favourite president did nothing wrong' The Justice Department is investigating Cohen's involvement in paying women in order to hide stories about Trump before the 2016 Presidential election. The White House had also declined comment. Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model, told CNN in March that she had a year-long affair with Trump in 2006. [Full Article...]

DOJ releases Carter Page FISA docs

DOJ releases Carter Page FISA docs The 412 pages of documents, including an initial wiretap warrant application and three follow-up renewals, were heavily redacted . It is highly unusual for documents related to FISA wiretap applications to be released . A line was then redacted, and then it picked up with "undermine and influence the outcome of the 2016 USA presidential election in violation of US criminal law". [Full Article...]

FBI Director Wray says Russia continues to sow discord in US

FBI Director Wray says Russia continues to sow discord in US I can tell you what my view is", Wray said at the opening event of the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado. In his interview, Wray said that the intelligence community has not observed an effort by Russian Federation to target specific election infrastructure as it did in 2016, but "we could just be a moment away from it going to the next level". [Full Article...]

Sunken Russian warship with gold worth $130B found after 113 years

Sunken Russian warship with gold worth $130B found after 113 years There are unsubstantiated rumours that the ship was carrying 200 tonnes of gold and the Seoul-based firm intends to hoist the ship to the surface to find out. The team worked more quickly than anticipated and was able to confirm the found ship was the Dmitrii Donskoi within three days. Shinil Group said that 10 percent of the treasure would be vested in developing tourism projects on Ulleungdo I... [Full Article...]

Rosenstein defends charging Russians as a deterrent

Rosenstein defends charging Russians as a deterrent The fourth type covers schemes to spread disinformation and propaganda to influence American public opinion, such as the use of trolls on social media to spread fake news about candidates. The top law enforcement official overseeing the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election is defending the prosecution of foreign agents who may never see the inside of a USA courtroom. [Full Article...]

Iran's top leader rejects talks with USA to solve problems

Iran's top leader rejects talks with USA to solve problems Khamenei told officials in Iran's Foreign Ministry earlier on July 21 that it would be an "obvious mistake" to negotiate with the United States because Washington is unreliable. To press Iran to go back to the negotiation table over the internationally-recognized nuclear deal in 2015, U.S. President Donald Trump has said that sanctions on Iran will snap back in August and November. [Full Article...]

Brussels urges contingency plans for no Brexit deal

Brussels urges contingency plans for no Brexit deal She added: "It needs to be quite clear to the European Union, "you've got to come to the table and start negotiating with serious focus and concentration and goodwill because otherwise, we will be leaving with no deal". Jim Harra, of HM Customs and Excise, told the House of Lords EU External Affairs Committee that the additional cost would arise because traders would have to work out which of two ... [Full Article...]

Possible hostage situation at Los Angeles-area Trader Joe's

Possible hostage situation at Los Angeles-area Trader Joe's Police did not confirm if the suspect is armed or if there are hostages inside the store, located in the 2700 block of Hyperion Avenue. The incident began as a pursuit from Hollywood that ended with a vehicle crashing next to the store. A woman inside the store was shot but able to get out, NBC Los Angeles reported, saying there may be dozens of people still inside the store in safe locations. [Full Article...]

Theresa May: EU must change ‘unworkable’ Brexit position

Theresa May: EU must change ‘unworkable’ Brexit position With the prime minister opposed to anything that threatens the constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom, the impasse has become a major barrier to concluding a Brexit deal. What's Republic of Ireland's position? Ahead of the meeting, deputy premier Simon Coveney, who will brief ministers about the recruitment of custom officers and plans for ports and airports, said the Irish Governme... [Full Article...]

Trump slams Fed's rate policy despite strong economy

Trump slams Fed's rate policy despite strong economy The term was coined by Brazil's finance minister, Guido Mantega, who was describing a 2010 stand-off between the USA and China. Benchmark Brent crude stabilized as a weakening dollar and lower expected August oil exports from Saudi Arabia supported the market, overtaking concerns about U.S. [Full Article...]

North Korea Found to Have the Most Modern-Day Slaves Worldwide

North Korea Found to Have the Most Modern-Day Slaves Worldwide The findings reveal that even countries with relatively strong responses and robust criminal justice systems like the USA and the United Kingdom allow vulnerable populations, especially people in homelessness and undocumented immigrants, to fall prey to modern slavery schemes. [Full Article...]

Man accused of killing father of Parkland survivors turns himself in

Man accused of killing father of Parkland survivors turns himself in NPR reports that 61-year-old Ayub Ali was was restocking the shelves at the Aunt Molly's Food Store in North Lauderdale , Florida on Tuesday, when an armed man came in around 12:40 p.m. The suspect is described as wearing a "black vest, reddish-orange shorts with a black and white stripe on the sides, reddish-orange slides, and a skull cap with "Miami" stitched on the front". [Full Article...]

Trump and Putin 'discussed Ukraine' crisis at Helsinki summit - Russian leader reveals

Trump and Putin 'discussed Ukraine' crisis at Helsinki summit - Russian leader reveals Later, Trump tweeted that he has "great confidence" in US intelligence agencies but stressed the need to build strong relations between the nuclear powers. Top aides gathered to convince the president to issue a rare walk-back of the comments he'd made raising doubts about USA intelligence conclusions of Russian election interference as he stood alongside Vladimir Putin . [Full Article...]

Myanmar military seized weapons from Rohingya before crackdown

Myanmar military seized weapons from Rohingya before crackdown The report found at the involvement of at least 27 Burmese Army battalions of 11,000 soldiers, and at least three combat police battalions, comprising an estimated 900 police personnel, in a series of attacks that began on Aug 2017. The government and military have defended the "clearance operations" as a counterinsurgency against ARSA terrorists and have consistently denied that security forces c... [Full Article...]

Spain drops Catalan leader extradition after Germany bars rebellion charge

Spain drops Catalan leader extradition after Germany bars rebellion charge The decision was a major setback for Spain's legal efforts to crack down on the wealthy Catalan region's secessionist movement and keeps alive an issue that a year ago brought Spain's worst political crisis in four decades. It is the second time Spain has revoked the arrest warrant for Puigdemont since he went into self-exile when his independence bid for Catalonia collapsed previous year. [Full Article...]


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