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Zimbabwean president appoints 20-member Cabinet

Zimbabwean president appoints 20-member Cabinet The former leader revealed that much during the funeral wake-keep of his mother-in-law, and also added that Mnangagwa's victory, which is still disputed by his main opponent Nelson Chamisa, made him a legitimate president. The country's most successful Olympian Kirsty Coventry was among the surprise appointees, coming in as youth, sports, arts and recreation minister. [Full Article...]

Trump forced to answer questions under oath in Summer Zervos defamation case

Trump forced to answer questions under oath in Summer Zervos defamation case Zervos sued Trump for defamation in 2017 after he labeled such allegations lies and retweeted a post calling her claims a hoax. Zervos and several other women who made similar allegations came forward after a 2005 videotape of Trump bragging about groping women surfaced in early October. [Full Article...]

Pence: I'd take lie detector test over NYT essay

Pence: I'd take lie detector test over NYT essay Some pundits had speculated that Pence could be the author because the piece from the person identified only as a "senior administration official" included language Pence has been known to use, like the unusual word "lodestar". A top Pence aide has already said the vice president didn't write the anonymous piece criticising President Donald Trump's leadership. Vice President Mike Pence tol... [Full Article...]

U.S. met Venezuelan military about ousting Maduro

U.S. met Venezuelan military about ousting Maduro The New York Times has said the meetings took place over the past year, but came to nothing when it was decided not to stage a coup, after Washington refused to lend material support to rebellious Venezuelan officers. Washington takes this into account and ultimately decides not too. Maduro routinely accuses the US government of plotting against him, and this is likely to embolden those clai... [Full Article...]

South Sudan plane crash: 17 dead after horror river plunge

South Sudan plane crash: 17 dead after horror river plunge One of the survivors, an Italian doctor working with an NGO, is in critical condition and undergoing surgery in Yirol Hospital, the minister said. There were reportedly three children among passengers. Passengers were travelling from the Juba International Airport to the city of Yirol in Eastern Lakes State on Sunday, September 9 when disaster struck. [Full Article...]

Authorities in Mexico discover 166 bodies at a mass grave site

Authorities in Mexico discover 166 bodies at a mass grave site State attorney general Jorge Winckler told a news conference investigators discovered the bodies in 32 graves in the central part of the state after an August 8 tip from an unidentified person that they had been dumped there. Investigators located the remains with drones and radar. They released photographs of investigators combing through the thick vegetation at the site, wearing white protecti... [Full Article...]

Papadopoulos sentenced to 14 days in Mueller probe

Papadopoulos sentenced to 14 days in Mueller probe In his pre-sentencing statement, Papadopoulos admitted lying to FBI investigators in January 2017 but said it had been out of a desire to protect his career and a naive loyalty to the Trump administration. Papadapoulos is blamed for part of the reason the investigation into Russian collusion began because he bragged about his interactions with Russian intermediaries to an Australian diplomat aft... [Full Article...]

U.S. announces military exercise in Syria after Russian Federation warns of possible attack

U.S. announces military exercise in Syria after Russian Federation warns of possible attack CNN cited several U.S. military officials as saying on Friday that Russian Federation has warned the Pentagon twice in the past week that its forces, together with Syrian troops, were prepared to wage an attack on terrorists in the area where dozens of United States troops are stationed at At-Tanf garrison, described as "a key strategic location" for the USA as it competes with Iran and Russian F... [Full Article...]

N. Korea stages huge parade, holds back on advanced missiles

N. Korea stages huge parade, holds back on advanced missiles A North Korea "civic group" has disclosed a statement urging the withdrawal of US forces from the peninsula. There was no sign of the Hwasong-14 and -15 missiles that can reach the mainland US and changed the strategic balance when they were first tested a year ago. [Full Article...]

Shooting at Alabama McDonald's leaves 1 dead, 4 wounded

Shooting at Alabama McDonald's leaves 1 dead, 4 wounded The identity of the male has yet to be released. Authorities said they believe the incident was not a random shooting. The 16-year-old victim apparently suffered "serious injuries" from the gunfire and was air-transported to Piedmont Columbus Regional Medical Center in Columbus, Georgia. [Full Article...]

Trump loyalists are playing the blame game over anonymous op-ed

Trump loyalists are playing the blame game over anonymous op-ed He characterized the writer of the opinion piece as someone "probably who is failing and probably here for all the wrong reasons". White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted a statement on Thursday telling people who are asking about the identity of the writer to "stop". [Full Article...]

Mike Pence and Mike Pompeo deny writing explosive op-ed attacking Trump

He accused the media of trying to undermine the Trump administration and said he found that "incredibly disturbing". Vice President Mike Pence also denied writing the opinion piece. US President Donald Trump is seeking to replace Defence Secretary Jim Mattis mainly because of the sharp differences between them, a report in The Washington Post has claimed. [Full Article...]

Cindy McCain: To honor late senator, ‘Fight for a greater cause’

Cindy McCain: To honor late senator, ‘Fight for a greater cause’ With memories of John McCain, I present this tribute. "And that it is now up to us - all of us - to get into the arena and fight". "That this is the kind of country we want to be", she wrote . She urged people to join The McCain Institute , a think tank based in Arizona that has five core programs surrounding "next generation leaders", "international rule of law & security", "combatting human ... [Full Article...]

Florence expected to become a hurricane as it approaches East Coast

Florence expected to become a hurricane as it approaches East Coast In an 11 a.m. ET Saturday update, the National Hurricane Center [NHC] placed the storm southeast of Bermuda , with maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour. Florence has the potential to make landfall Thursday in North Carolina as a Category 4 hurricane with 140 miles per hour winds. Tropical Depression Nine is expected to become a tropical storm later Saturday - and a hurricane by early ... [Full Article...]

US Pence urges Paraguay to not relocate embassy

US Pence urges Paraguay to not relocate embassy It was US President Donald Trump, who had recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in December past year, that had set in motion the plan of a very few countries to follow suit. The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, had previously called for Latin American countries not to move their embassies. Most countries do not recognize Israeli sovereignty over the entire city since it goes agains... [Full Article...]

Scenes of joy as India finally decriminalises gay sex

Scenes of joy as India finally decriminalises gay sex That law is history now, though, as the five-judge panel on the country's highest court delivered A UNANIMOUS VERDICT through four concurrent judgments about how Section 377 was arbitrary, and prevented equal rights for those in the LGBT community. [Full Article...]

Paraguay Shifts Embassy Back to Tel Aviv from Jerusalem, Israel Upset

Paraguay Shifts Embassy Back to Tel Aviv from Jerusalem, Israel Upset Because on August 15, he was replaced by Mario Abdo Benítez, a fellow member of the conservative Colorado Party, who won the 2018 election. A new Paraguayan embassy opened a year later near Tel Aviv. "Israel views with great severity the exceptional decision of Paraguay that will cloud relations between the two countries", a statement by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs read. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump is capitalising on resentment, says former President Barack Obama

Former US President Barack Obama has launched a stinging attack on Donald Trump and the "crazy stuff that is coming out of this White House". "He is a symptom, not the cause". But, Mr Obama added, when there is a vacuum in democracy, "other voices fill the void". Obama had so far been reluctant to publicly criticize his successor, although last week he appeared to chide Trump, without naming... [Full Article...]

Children among five found dead at home in Perth, Australia

Children among five found dead at home in Perth, Australia A man, believed to be in his 20s, turned himself into police on Sunday morning and is now assisting with inquiries. Police discovered the deceased bodies of several people including children. Mr Steel stressed that this was very early in the investigation so he could not provide many details. It's understood police are examining CCTV footage from nearby homes which sit opposite the Coode Stree... [Full Article...]

Kremlin calls British allegations in spy poisoning unacceptable

Kremlin calls British allegations in spy poisoning unacceptable The allegations against Moscow reiterated what many in the West previously have said about the nerve agent attack against the Skripals - namely, that the act was approved at high levels of the Russian government. "We urge Russian Federation to provide full disclosure of its Novichok programme to the OPCW", they said. The British government is pursuing accountability for this attack in the only w... [Full Article...]


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