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'Collusion Is Not a Crime'

'Collusion Is Not a Crime' Rudy Giuliani launched a fresh defence of his boss, President Donald Trump , on Monday. "As a matter of law, the central question is not whether members of the Trump campaign coordinated or colluded with Russia, but whether they conspired with Russians to break a criminal statute or they broke the law themselves", the Council of Foreign Relations wrote in a background paper. [Full Article...]

Trump received letter from North Korea's Kim on August 1: White House

It has taken longer than Washington had hoped, but a USA state department official says the process so far has been smooth. President Trump said early Thursday that he is looking forward to meeting again soon with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , despite satellite imagery that suggests the North is constructing new missiles. [Full Article...]

Thieves Steal Swedish Crown Jewels Before Fleeing By Speedboat

Police said the thieves could have fled further on jet skis. The thieves have not yet been captured. "We want to spread information and pictures of these items so that they can be identified as stolen objects", police spokesman Thomas Agnevik said. [Full Article...]

Gun activists post 3D gun blueprints, despite rulings to block

Gun activists post 3D gun blueprints, despite rulings to block The suit, filed on Monday (Tuesday NZ Time) in Seattle, asked a judge to block the federal government's late-June settlement with Defense Distributed, which allowed the company to make the plans available online. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams says making a 3D printed gun is illegal. Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson , who is leading the lawsuit , said, "The Trump administra... [Full Article...]

More than 1000 homes torched in Calif. wildfires

More than 1000 homes torched in Calif. wildfires Six people, including two firefighters, have died, and the fire has destroyed 1,058 homes and almost 500 other buildings, including barns and warehouses, making it the sixth most destructive wildfire in California history, state fire officials said. [Full Article...]

Archbishop resigns after child sex abuse cover-up conviction

Archbishop resigns after child sex abuse cover-up conviction The decision comes two days after accepting Archbishop Theodore McCarrick's resignation as a cardinal following bombshell allegations that McCarrick had abused children. He was not requested to do so by the Vatican, he said, but he made the decision because he had become "increasingly anxious at the growing level of hurt" his conviction may have caused. [Full Article...]

State Dept: North Korea Has Committed to Denuclearization

State Dept: North Korea Has Committed to Denuclearization WATCH: Mattis say transfer of soldiers remains a step in right direction for U.S. "If it's identified quickly, it would be around five to six months, but if not, it could take decades". At the United Nations, the United States asked a UN sanctions committee to halt all deliveries of refined oil products to North Korea after accusing Pyongyang of using illegal imports to exceed a cap on permissib... [Full Article...]

USA cyclists among 4 killed in hit-and-run in Tajikistan, 3 others injured

USA cyclists among 4 killed in hit-and-run in Tajikistan, 3 others injured In a statement , ISIS claimed a "detachment of the soldiers of the Caliphate" had carried out the attack against "citizens of Crusader coalition countries". Diplomats also commend Tajik authorities for what they call their professional and quick response. - RFE/RL (@ RFERL ) July 30, 2018Four foreign cyclists, including two Americans, have been killed in southern Tajikistan after being h... [Full Article...]

Cheers and jeers as Robinson freed

Announcing the decision on Wednesday, Lord Burnett said the court was allowing his appeal "in respect of the committal for contempt at Leeds Crown Court". Ezra Levant, the founder of Canadian far-right platform The Rebel Media, travelled to London to cover Robinson's legal appeal. The judge had imposed reporting restrictions on the case. [Full Article...]

Syria war: 'IS seized women and children in Suweida attack'

Syria war: 'IS seized women and children in Suweida attack' After recapturing the vast majority of Daraa and neighbouring Quneitra from mainstream rebels, Syrian troops turned to IS areas of control in the two provinces. Four other women were found alive hiding in a cave, it said. Those abducted are members of the minority Druze sect. The Druze, followers of an esoteric offshoot of Islam, have kept their own local militias in the area. [Full Article...]

Duterte witnesses wrecking of luxury vehicles at Port Irene

Duterte witnesses wrecking of luxury vehicles at Port Irene Wearing a hard hat, Mr Duterte looked on as a bulldozer and excavators crushed the nearly 300 million pesos ($7.4 million) worth of luxury vehicles, including a Lamborghini, Porsche , Mercedes Benz and Harley-Davidson motorbikes. Destroying illegally imported cars is Duterte's thing. According to Duterte's administration, the Philippines Bureau of Customs seized $2.76 million worth of smuggled ca... [Full Article...]

Trump claims Americans need IDs to buy groceries

Trump claims Americans need IDs to buy groceries He asserted, "if you go out and want to buy groceries, you need ID". But despite the president's words, it's pretty common knowledge that anyone can go into a grocery or convenience store and buy food without showing photo ID. "In this country the only time you don't need it in many cases is when you want to vote for a president, when you want to vote for a senator, when you want to vote for... [Full Article...]

Ford government scrapping Ontario basic income pilot project

Ford government scrapping Ontario basic income pilot project Lisa MacLeod , the Progressive Conservative minister of children, community and social services, said the program "clearly not the answer for Ontario families" when she made the announcement at a Queen's Park news conference. About 4,000 people were involved in this program from a range of cities, people living on less than $34,000. As well, through the Ontario Works program she was on before be... [Full Article...]

Special counsel Mueller wants to ask Trump about obstruction of justice

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders Mr Trump's comments were simply the president "fighting back". Moscow has denied such interference, and Trump has denied any collusion by his campaign or any obstruction of justice . Trump has been lashing out more frequently at Mueller , as he has characterized the special counsel's work as biased against him. Prosecutors are expected to detail Mana... [Full Article...]

AG sues to bar online 3D printer gun plans

AG sues to bar online 3D printer gun plans Ferguson announced Monday he was leading the lawsuit , which originally involved eight states and the District of Columbia. The Obama State Department stepped in, arguing a violation of federal export laws because downloads happened outside the U.S. [Full Article...]

New Report Sheds Light on Presidential Twitter Tirade Against Robert Mueller

New Report Sheds Light on Presidential Twitter Tirade Against Robert Mueller Mr Trump also labelled special counsel Robert Mueller , who leads the probe, "totally conflicted". Trump apparently couldn't be bothered to spell-check his tweets Wednesday as he fired off error-laden missives accusing his one-time Democratic opponent of working with Russians against him. [Full Article...]

Soldiers fire on protesters as violence flares in Zimbabwe

Soldiers fire on protesters as violence flares in Zimbabwe With elections under Mugabe marred by fraud and often deadly violence, his successor Mnangagwa, 75, had promised a free and fair vote and invited global observers. The unrest bodes ill for a country that has suffered multiple violent election cycles. Waves of bloodshed have roiled previous general elections , as Mugabe's government cracked down on his increasingly restive people. [Full Article...]

North Korea: Spy images pick up 'new activity' at missile site

North Korea: Spy images pick up 'new activity' at missile site Satellite photos suggest at least one Hwasong-15 is in production at the site, the Washington Post reported . The North Koreans collected the remains , and US investigators will have to do the examination without the forensic information they normally would have, such as the approximate place of the burial and the conditions around it. [Full Article...]

All Thais Evacuated From Mt. Rinjani: Foreign Affairs

All Thais Evacuated From Mt. Rinjani: Foreign Affairs Meanwhile, the husband of Malaysian hiker Siti Nur Iesmawida Ismail, who tragically died in the Lombok quake, flew to Indonesia today. Rescuers carry a climber's body evacuated from Mount Rinjani volcano in East Lombok, Indonesia, July 31, 2018. [Full Article...]

Norcal Fire Crews Battling New ‘Eel Fire’ in Mendocino County

Norcal Fire Crews Battling New ‘Eel Fire’ in Mendocino County Shannon Barney. See up-to-date information on the River and Ranch fires below in FOX40's Live Blog and follow along with FOX40 News for more updates . Over 10,000 structures are threatened and a list of mandatory evacuations and advisories can be found at the bottom of this report. If a fire is spreading and evacuations are being ordered, or if a gunman is on a school campus and hostages are ... [Full Article...]


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