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Nicaraguan President Ortega's hid in house, opponents plan comeback

Nicaraguan President Ortega's hid in house, opponents plan comeback Olav Fykse Tveit. A priest speaks during an interview with Reuters at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Managua , Nicaragua July 20, 2018. Speaking on the 39th anniversary of the Sandinista revolution in which Ortega overthrew a dictatorship, the ex-guerilla called on tens of thousands of cheering supporters to defend their country and for protesters to "rectify" their behaviour. [Full Article...]

Lawyer says there are other Trump-Cohen 'tapes'

Appearing on ABC's "This Week" , Avenatti said he can confirm there are multiple tapes Cohen made during his decade of work with Trump, in addition to the one that The New York Times revealed on Friday, in which then-candidate Trump talked about a payment to former Playboy model Karen McDougal . [Full Article...]

Judge Delays Manafort Trial Until July 31

Judge Delays Manafort Trial Until July 31 US District Judge T.S. Ellis is also ordering the government to tell Manafort's team the almost 30 witnesses they are going to use in the trial. Paul Manafort , Trump's former campaign manager, is facing charges of failing to register as a foreign agent, and conspiracy against the USA, and is now being held in a Federal prison after allegedly attempting witness tampering. [Full Article...]

Rand Paul Seeks Bar on Trump-Critic Brennan's Classified Access

Rand Paul Seeks Bar on Trump-Critic Brennan's Classified Access In a pair of tweets Monday, Paul suggested that Brennan was trying to profit off his security clearance by "divulging secrets to the mainstream media" that undermine Trump, and he said his security clearance should be revoked. "The fact that people with security clearances are making these baseless charges provides inappropriate legitimacy to accusations with zero evidence", she said. [Full Article...]

Trump says Carter Page documents show DoJ and Federal Bureau of Investigation misled courts

Trump says Carter Page documents show DoJ and Federal Bureau of Investigation misled courts In a 2013 letter , Page had described himself as an "informal adviser' to the Kremlin but now said "it's really spin" to call him an adviser". 'I don't think they did anything wrong, ' the Republican senator from Florida said of the FBI's surveillance activities, speaking on Sunday in an interview with Jake Tapper on CNN's State Of The Union . [Full Article...]

FBI Releases Documents On Suspicions Of Russia Ties By Former Trump Aide

Releasing the document didn't change the contours of that debate significantly, except to further undercut Nunes's assertions about its significance. An initial Republican memo about the FISA warrant also claimed that the dossier's origins were not mentioned in the warrant. Steele, a Russian Federation expert, has reported that he believed Trump was being "blackmailed". [Full Article...]

Donald Trump: 'I gave up nothing' to Russian Federation

Donald Trump: 'I gave up nothing' to Russian Federation In an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos , House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence senior Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was asked what he made of Trump's recent summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin , with Schiff saying Trump acted like a man who has something to hide. [Full Article...]

Justine Ruszczyk's family sues Noor, his partner, city in her shooting death

The lawsuit also claims Noor and Harrity were "inexperienced partners" and that "the MPD's continued failure to discipline officers, through defendants and policymakers chiefs Harteau and Arradondo, causes MPD police officers to act with impunity and without due regard for the Constitution and laws of the United States". [Full Article...]

3 days to Pakistan elections, bomb kills PTI politician

Later Sunday, the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing that killed Gandapur. Ikramullah Gandapur was killed just days before the election on July 25 as he left a political meeting in the northern Pakistani city. [Full Article...]

Jeremy Hunt warns of Brexit 'no deal by accident' on Germany trip

Jeremy Hunt warns of Brexit 'no deal by accident' on Germany trip UK-EU negotiations over the terms of the UK's withdrawal are about striking a deal that preserves access to each other's markets for trade, with one of the disagreements being over whose rules should govern that deal. About 52 percent of Britain's total $1.1 trillion (£839.12 billion) trade in goods a year ago was with the European Union and some investors have said such a chaotic scenario would s... [Full Article...]

Beach patrol: Flying umbrella gores woman in chest

Beach patrol: Flying umbrella gores woman in chest Waters said the woman was conscious after the incident, but her name and condition weren't immediately released. The wooden pole from the rented beach umbrella pierced the skin on the upper left chest of the woman. Borough Police Chief Tommy Boyd says fire crews had to use a bolt cutter on the umbrella to free the woman and put her in an ambulance. Last week a woman at a beach in Seaside Heights... [Full Article...]

Israeli Jets Strike Iranian Chemical Weapons Research Site In Syria

Israeli Jets Strike Iranian Chemical Weapons Research Site In Syria The delegation arrives at the request of President Putin, in a conversation he held with me a few days ago. "Over the years, this regime has been spoiled by the major powers, and it is good to see that the United States is changing this unacceptable equation", Netanyahu stated. [Full Article...]

Ocasio-Cortez says sticking to her platform led to historic win

Ocasio-Cortez says sticking to her platform led to historic win Ocasio-Cortez's trip marked the first time she had stepped out on the campaign trail to lend her support to other progressive candidates, a month after her stunning primary win in New York's 14th Congressional District. "I stand with the democratic socialists, and I have made a decision to become a dues-paying member", he told the Associated Press . State Rep. Tom Cox, a moderate Kansas City-ar... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump says Federal Bureau of Investigation 'illegally spied' on Carter Page, campaign

Donald Trump says Federal Bureau of Investigation 'illegally spied' on Carter Page, campaign US President Donald Trump (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin are pictured ahead of their meeting in Helsinki, on 16 July 2018. Visible portions of the heavily redacted documents , released Saturday under the Freedom of Information Act, show the Federal Bureau of Investigation telling the court that Page "has been collaborating and conspiring with the Russian government". [Full Article...]

Opposition summons Netanyahu to Knesset over surrogacy law

Opposition summons Netanyahu to Knesset over surrogacy law The prime minister last week voiced support for extending surrogacy rights to same-sex couples - before voting against such a measure just days later. The protest has generated widespread support and hundreds of employers said they would allow employees to observe the strike without penalty. Magen David Adom emergency service and Ichilov Hospital also announced that they were allowing their work... [Full Article...]

Record high in Japan as heat wave grips the region

Record high in Japan as heat wave grips the region Meanwhile searing hot temperatures are forecast for parts of South Korea. Temperatures in the ancient capital of Kyoto marked a record last week of seven straight days above 38 degrees, hitting 39.8 on July 19, and prompting the city to cancel one of its biggest annual tourist events, a parade for the Gion Matsuri, on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Americans give Trump negative marks for Helsinki performance

Americans give Trump negative marks for Helsinki performance Over the weekend, Trump zeroed in on release of a foreign intelligence search warrant regarding campaign aide Carter Page , claiming is it is evidence that the Barack Obama administration "spied" on his campaign using information from a politically motivated "dossier" of information about Trump and the Russians. [Full Article...]

Trump finds it 'inconceivable' lawyer would tape a client

Trump finds it 'inconceivable' lawyer would tape a client As previously reported "FACTS", April 9, 2018 agents of the Federal Bureau of investigation in NY raided the office of the priest, seizing his correspondence and tax documents. If it came from the Cohen side, that's yet more evidence that the man who once said he would take a bullet for Trump may be softening in his commitment to his former boss amid the possibility of significant jail time . [Full Article...]

European Union softens tone on Britain's Brexit plan, Europe News & Top Stories

European Union softens tone on Britain's Brexit plan, Europe News & Top Stories In her first major Brexit speech since the wave of ministerial resignations which followed her Chequers deal, the Prime Minister described the White Paper proposals as "a significant development of our position ... The bloc's executive European Commission told EU states on Thursday to "intensify preparedness" for a potentially disruptive Brexit. "Sue the EU. Not go into negotiations - sue them". [Full Article...]

No New Pentagon Guidance on US-Russian Military Cooperation in Syria

No New Pentagon Guidance on US-Russian Military Cooperation in Syria Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Thursday said he would consider granting the US military a waiver to coordinate with Russian forces in Syria, adding that he'd "have to think long and hard" about such a move. Votel added that the military had "received no further direction than we've now been operating under" in Syria, where the United States and Russian Federation have backed opposing sides in t... [Full Article...]


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