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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...]

Senate resolution introduced to show support for United States intelligence agencies

Senate resolution introduced to show support for United States intelligence agencies Sen. Bernie Sanders Thursday called on lawmakers to go on record accepting the assessment of the US intelligence community that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Trump called Putin's proposal "an incredible offer". Only Sens. John McCain (R., Ariz.) and Richard Shelby (R., Ala.) were absent for the vote. "I accept our intelligence community's conclusion that Russ... [Full Article...]

Concern in White House over intelligence chief's Russian summit surprise

I will say this: I don't see any reason why it would be. but I have confidence in both parties. Taking a complete U-turn on election meddling, Trump on Wednesday blamed Putin for Moscow's alleged attempts in interfering in the 2016 election. [Full Article...]

US auto import probe draws wide criticism at hearing

US auto import probe draws wide criticism at hearing Dozens representing domestic and global companies and labor groups voiced their concerns along with officials from Korea, Japan and the European Union. Ross said at the beginning of the hearings that "it's clearly too early to say" if the auto import tariffs would be recommended. "That's why we echo the plea 'Don't tax my ride'". [Full Article...]

Trump reacts to Cohen tape: "Your favorite president did nothing wrong!"

Trump reacts to Cohen tape: The matter is a potential problem for Mr Trump because undisclosed payments to bury embarrassing stories about a political candidate can be treated as a violation of U.S. First, CNN'a Dana Bash and Gloria Borger have reported that multiple tapes have actually been seized from Michael Cohen by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. [Full Article...]

Russian Hackers Have Attacked Several 2018 Campaigns, Microsoft Says

Russian Hackers Have Attacked Several 2018 Campaigns, Microsoft Says Burt added that the three congressional hopefuls were singled out possibly due to their position which makes for a great target from an espionage and election disruption standpoints. According to Buzzfeed, he said that Microsoft analysts uncovered a spearphishing campaign targeting the three candidates that linked back to a group believed to be run by the intel agency, the GRU. [Full Article...]

Australian prime minister calls on pope to fire archbishop

Australian prime minister calls on pope to fire archbishop The Vatican had no comment on Turnbull's remark, one of the sharpest interventions by a politician concerning the Catholic Church since former Irish prime minister Enda Kenny accused the Holy See of obstructing investigations into sexual abuse by priests in 2011. [Full Article...]

Syrian rebels and Iranian-backed negotiators reach deal to evacuate Shia villages

Syrian rebels and Iranian-backed negotiators reach deal to evacuate Shia villages A deal reached on Tuesday between regime-backer Russian Federation and rebel-ally Turkey would see all the residents taken to government-held territory in exchange for prisoner releases from regime jails. The four towns also saw coordinated evacuation deals . It is home to more than two million people, including Syrian civilians and rebels moved out of other opposition-held territory in surre... [Full Article...]

Trump slams currency manipulation by Brussels & Beijing

US President Donald Trump stepped up attacks on China and the European Union on Friday, accusing them of manipulating their national currencies and interest rates . "The dollar is an important issue today especially because we have been on a rise for quite a long time", said Randy Frederick, vice president of trading and derivatives for Charles Schwab in Austin, Texas. [Full Article...]

'Major safety risks' - duck boat design flaw flagged years ago

'Major safety risks' - duck boat design flaw flagged years ago She said she lost all her children, but she did not say how many. She says by the time it was clear life jackets were needed, "it was too late". Suzanne Smagala with Ripley Entertainment, which owns Ride the Ducks in Branson, said the company was assisting authorities. [Full Article...]

Trump denies wrongdoing, says lawyer's tape 'perhaps illegal'

Trump denies wrongdoing, says lawyer's tape 'perhaps illegal' Congress at the White House in Washington, July 17, 2018. This afternoon news broke that President Trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen, had a secret tape of a conversation between himself and Mr. In the 90-second audio recording, according to the Post , Cohen can be heard urging Trump to buy the rights to the woman's story after it was purchased by American Media Inc. [Full Article...]

Cohen recorded Trump discussing payment to ex-Playmate

He added: "Even more inconceivable that a lawyer would tape a client - totally unheard of and perhaps illegal". CNN reported on Friday that Cohen - well known for quietly recording conversations - taped several discussions he had with Trump, including a phone call about a payment that was made to a former Playboy model who has said she had a longterm sexual relationship with Trump. [Full Article...]

British man found guilty of plot to kill PM May

British man found guilty of plot to kill PM May Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, appeared at the Old Bailey on Wednesday charged with preparing acts of terrorism over his suicide attack plan on Downing Street. Rahman had been planning to carry out the attack for two years but his resolve was hardened when he heard that his uncle had been killed in a drone attack last summer, Haydon added. [Full Article...]

Police reportedly ID 'Russians' behind nerve agent attack in England

Police reportedly ID 'Russians' behind nerve agent attack in England Sky said the investigators were sure the perpetrators were Russian . The Metropolitan Police, who is leading the investigation, is yet to comment on the report. Her sister Stephanie Sturgess said she was present when doctors told her they planned to switch off her life support. However, investigators have not been able to confirm that it was from the same batch used to poison the Skripals. [Full Article...]

Remains of suspected serial killer Bruce McArthur's 8th victim identified

Remains of suspected serial killer Bruce McArthur's 8th victim identified Idsinga says police have now identified the remains of Majeed Kayhan, the only victim whose remains had previously not been found. " Bruce McArthur is already charged with the murder of Majeed Kayhan, whom we allege was killed in 2012", Det. [Full Article...]

Financial regulators in Singapore, South Korea warn of 'treasure ship' stock bubble

Financial regulators in Singapore, South Korea warn of 'treasure ship' stock bubble They also identified the ship by comparing the various parts of it they found to historical blueprints. There is scepticism about Shinil's claim and the Financial Supervisory Service is closely monitoring trade activity involving the shares of Jeil Steel. [Full Article...]


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