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No welcome mat for Putin from congressional leaders

No welcome mat for Putin from congressional leaders Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have shown no interest in holding meetings with Putin if he accepts Trump's invitation to the White House to follow up on last week's summit in Helsinki . He also said if Russians did interfere with the 2018 midterm elections, they would support Democrats. The bill would slap new sanctions on Russian Federation and require a Senate vote for any ... [Full Article...]

Turkey’s lira plummets after central bank fails to lift interest rate

Turkey’s lira plummets after central bank fails to lift interest rate The idea that Erdogan is bringing Turkey's central bank under his control is worrying investors that he could push for rates to remain lower than they should be to tame inflation, the central bank's main goal. "The committee assessed that it might be necessary to maintain a tight monetary stance for an extended period". It would also raise alarm over the bank's "ability and willingness to tack... [Full Article...]

Elin Ersson Protests Afghani Migrant's Deportation

Elin Ersson Protests Afghani Migrant's Deportation I am not going to sit down until this person is let off the plane. After nearly 15 minutes of recording, both the man and Ersson were removed from the plane. "I have not committed a crime". Another passenger tries to snatch her phone from her hands, telling Ms Ersson that she is "scaring the children" on board, but she confronts him asking: " What is more important: A life or your time? ". [Full Article...]

Family of Toronto shooter condemns his 'horrific actions'

Family of Toronto shooter condemns his 'horrific actions' The two victims killed in the attack have been identified as 18-year-old Reese Fallon and 10-year-old Julianna Kozis from Markham. The Toronto Police source also said that "there's nothing like that at our end", unless the Canadian Security Intelligence Service or the RCMP have information to the contrary, which Goodale's statement strongly suggests they do not. [Full Article...]

After criticism, Trump delays second Putin meeting to next year

After criticism, Trump delays second Putin meeting to next year All the US intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 presidential election in an effort to help Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton. "We know the worth of such momentous declarations,"ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on her Facebook account". Russian Federation has defended its move, saying Crimean voters approved the annexation in a referendum. [Full Article...]

Turkey: American pastor on trial for terror let out of jail

Turkey: American pastor on trial for terror let out of jail Andrew Brunson , an Evangelical pastor from North Carolina who has done missionary work in Turkey for 23 years, has been the subject of calls from President Donald Trump and other USA government officials for his release. "An American named Pastor Andrew Brunson", said Pence. Financial markets took the transfer order as a positive, seeing in it the potential for improvement in ties between A... [Full Article...]

No evidence Islamic State responsible for Toronto attack

No evidence Islamic State responsible for Toronto attack In the statement released by the police, they expressed that "her family has requested privacy during their time of grief". "We are particularly saddened to learn that a young woman who was going to begin her studies at McMaster this fall was one of those who died in the attack". [Full Article...]

India detains mother for leaving dead baby in plane toilet

India detains mother for leaving dead baby in plane toilet The police have registered a case of death on the flight. Sanjay Bhatia, DCP (airport) of Delhi Police, said that police was informed about by an AirAsia flight manager that "during journey a foetus was found in the lavatory". According to sources, the infant was found with its mouth stuffed with toilet paper. They are investigating if the baby was a stillborn. AirAsia said that all female p... [Full Article...]

North Korea Gets Continues to Produce Nuclear Material, Pompeo Says

North Korea Gets Continues to Produce Nuclear Material, Pompeo Says North Korea says it has taken steps to halt its nuclear development, including placing a moratorium on missile and nuclear bomb testing, demolishing its only known nuclear test site, and dismantling a rocket facility. Menendez, the ranking member of the committee, called Trump's meeting with Kim "a reality TV "summit" that was little more than a photo-op with a brutal dictator". [Full Article...]

California appellate court weighs Brock Turner's conviction

California appellate court weighs Brock Turner's conviction According to KPIX-TV , Turner's lawyer, Eric Multhaup, told three appellate court judges that Turner simply wanted " outercourse ", and had no intentions of raping the unnamed woman, and is attempting to overturn the felony charge of attempted rape. [Full Article...]

Pakistan's political parties reject election results

Pakistan's political parties reject election results The PML-N called the delayed result an assault on democracy as it warned of protest against what it said "blatant" rigging of the election process. As the clock wound down to the close of voting, dozens of women crowded the desk of an election official at a polling station located within the historic Delhi Gate in Lahore. [Full Article...]

Faith Nation: Mike Pompeo Testifies Before Senate Committee

Faith Nation: Mike Pompeo Testifies Before Senate Committee Meanwhile, the president has said he wants his second meeting with Mr Putin to take place next year after the federal Russian Federation probe is over, according to his national security adviser John Bolton. Republicans and Democrats alike have described Trump's performance as a betrayal of U.S. interests and too conciliatory towards the Russian leader. [Full Article...]

Pakistan's Imran Khan vies for power as country heads to polls

The stock market shot up almost 2 percent in early trading on relief the likely coalition government will not be a weak one. Any potential delays in forming a government would be worrisome, as Pakistan faces a mounting economic crisis that is likely to require a bailout by the International Monetary Fund and worsening relations with on-off ally the United States. [Full Article...]

Blast near India, US embassies in Beijing

Blast near India, US embassies in Beijing There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries, and apart from a heightened security presence, traffic and ordinary life appeared to be proceeding as normal at 2:30 in the afternoon. Witnesses had earlier said they heard an explosion near the embassy and felt tremors. State-run Global Times said a woman spraying gasoline on herself was taken away from outside the USA embassy earlier o... [Full Article...]

Did We Just Dodge a Trade War With Europe? - Hit & Run

Did We Just Dodge a Trade War With Europe? - Hit & Run On a call explaining the assistance, the administration said the $12 billion value of the package was in line with the estimated $11 billion hit to farmers from recent trade tensions. and it will be done". 'This is what we feared all along: that this would just turn into more aid programs'. "This is a short-term solution to allow President Trump time to work on long-term trade deals to ben... [Full Article...]

Family of Justine Damond suing police over fatal shooting

Family of Justine Damond suing police over fatal shooting Neither Noor, who is no longer with the force and is facing murder charges , or his partner Officer Matthew Harrity activated their bodycams before the fatal shooting, as is required by protocol. "They include the unimaginable suffering she endured from the time the bullet struck her until she died, the loss of her upcoming marriage to her soulmate, Don, the loss of parenthood - something she dea... [Full Article...]

More than 220 dead in Islamic State attacks on southern Syria

More than 220 dead in Islamic State attacks on southern Syria Abandoned shoes lay in the middle of the road among fruit that had spilt out of cartons. The Syrian government says the Israeli regime and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri terrorist groups wreaking havoc in the country. [Full Article...]

GOP lawmakers introduce articles of impeachment against Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein

GOP lawmakers introduce articles of impeachment against Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein According to the Associated Press , Speaker of the House Paul Ryan hasn't endorsed this. In early May, upon hearing that at least some members of the House Freedom Caucus had drafted articles of impeachment against him, Rosenstein fired back. [Full Article...]

Prosecutors have at least 12 recordings by Trump lawyer Cohen

Prosecutors have at least 12 recordings by Trump lawyer Cohen The dramatic leak of a taped conversation between Donald Trump and his longtime attorney Michael Cohen signals an aggressive new strategy by the former fixer, raising questions about how much the United States leader has to fear should he cooperate with prosecutors. [Full Article...]

The Issue Raised By Cohen’s Trump Tape

The Issue Raised By Cohen’s Trump Tape And that could be of interest to investigators looking into whether Cohen violated election laws by orchestrating hush money payouts. Cohen released the tape of himself seeming to talk with then-candidate Trump about payments to a former Playboy model who alleges she had an affair with Trump while he was married to his current wife, first lady Melania Trump. [Full Article...]


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