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Global Jeff Sessions threatens Republican midterm hopes with indictments, Trump tweets
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Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has slammed Attorney General Jeff Sessions for deigning to indict members of his own party just weeks before the midterm elections. But, as Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) said in a pointed statement , "The United States is not some banana republic with a two-tiered system of justice - one for the majority and one for the minority party".

Global Mum tries to carjack driver while carrying BABY
Author: 0 Mum tries to carjack driver while carrying BABY

The footage was released on Friday by the Texas Department of Public Safety . A woman in Texas took off from police and led them on a 100 miles per hour chase with a baby in the back seat of the vehicle. At some points during the June 15 chase, she was speeding over 100 miles per hour. Catilyn Rodriguez, 29, pictured here in her mugshot after police say she led Texas DPS troopers on a chase before crashing a vehicle on June 15, 2018.

Global A week in Washington not about Donald Trump (sort of)
Author: 0 A week in Washington not about Donald Trump (sort of)

Several presidents, including Abraham Lincoln, have also lain in state and McCain's casket will lie atop Lincoln's catafalque, a wooden structure that has been used in several ceremonies in past years. On Saturday, a memorial service will be held at the National Cathedral, where former Presidents Bush, a Republican, and Barack Obama, a Democrat, will speak.

Global White House responds to higher PR hurricane toll
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It's also about double the government's previous interim estimate of 1,400. The latest Puerto Rico figure was derived from comparisons between predicted mortality under normal circumstances and deaths documented after the storm, a number that turned out to be 22 percent higher .

Global White House Flags Back at Full-Staff After McCain Death
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Flag back at full staff atop WH. The US President Donald trump has forbidden his subordinates to publish an official statement on the death of Senator John McCain , which was called a hero. Instead, Trump issued a brief statement on Twitter Saturday night, that did not mention any of McCain's accomplishments. US Flag Code states that flags be lowered "on the day of death and the following day for a Member of Congress".

Global Trump issues statement of praise after ignoring McCain questions
Author: 0 Trump issues statement of praise after ignoring McCain questions

I feel that way even now as I prepare for the end of my life. Instead, Trump expressed condolences to his family. "I like people that weren't captured", Trump said at a campaign event in Iowa in 2015. Since that momentous political defeat, Trump had, in speeches at rallies across the country, frequently mocked the thumbs-down gesture McCain used to torpedo the legislation.

Global Teen Admits She Was Also Pursued by Mollie Tibbetts's Killer
Author: 0 Teen Admits She Was Also Pursued by Mollie Tibbetts's Killer

The Trump administration has repeatedly seized on crimes committed by undocumented immigrants as a way to push hardline immigration policies. A body believed to be Tibbetts' was found buried beneath cornstalks on a farm outside town. Earlier this week, investigators said they were uncertain how Tibbetts was killed or whether she was sexually assaulted. Lang said his farm has received dozens of calls since Rivera's arrest, many of them including threats to his property, and even his dog.

Global Scott Morrison in as new prime minister of Australia
Author: 0 Scott Morrison in as new prime minister of Australia

Morrison set to work on Saturday building a new Cabinet, although the only confirmed change so far is the appointment of his Liberal Party deputy Josh Frydenberg, the former energy minister, as treasurer. Turnbull came to power in a party-room coup in September 2015. Turnbull also questioned Dutton's eligibility to sit in parliament when he fronted the media at Parliament House at 1pm today after a tense morning and a mass exodus of 13 of ministers.

Global Impeaching president would lead to revolt, says Trump's lawyer
Author: 0 Impeaching president would lead to revolt, says Trump's lawyer

Prosecutors will decide whether to retry him on 10 other charges. But Trump is no ordinary subject. Trump said , you'd have to ask Michael Cohen . The Associated Press first reported the existence of the subpoena on Wednesday. As for whether a president can pardon himself, not surprisingly, courts have never had to answer that question.

Global Jury Begins Third Day of Deliberations in Manafort Fraud Trial
Author: 0 Jury Begins Third Day of Deliberations in Manafort Fraud Trial

District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III told the jurors on Friday morning before they resumed deliberations behind closed doors. The 18-count indictment handed down on Manafort came amid special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the alleged collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian operatives.

Global Omarosa’s Publisher Responds To Trump’s Legal Threats
Author: 0 Omarosa’s Publisher Responds To Trump’s Legal Threats

President using the N-word. "But the stakes are now high, and I am an unreliable narrator, so I can emotionally tell you things that happened racially, sexually...when I was in the room with Donald Trump , and I guarantee you that I will get details wrong", he said .

Global Westminster terror suspect named as Salih Khater
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That was one of four vehicle-based terror attacks in London in the past 18 months. Neil Basu, Assistant Commissioner Specialist Operations at the Metropolitan Police, said that the incident "appears to be a deliberate attack" and officers from the Counter Terrorism Command are leading the investigation.

Global USA newspapers unite against Donald Trump's 'fake news' rhetoric
Author: 0 USA newspapers unite against Donald Trump's 'fake news' rhetoric

The Boston Globe and New York Times (NYT ) have joined over 200 of their U.S. stablemates in a coordinated defence of free speech in the face of growing disdain from the American government. Editors are publishing editorials defending the freedom of the press. "But insisting that truths you don't like are "fake news" is risky to the lifeblood of democracy".

Global Romanians protest government corruption for a second straight day
Author: 0 Romanians protest government corruption for a second straight day

There was some violence: protesters tried to break through a security line while others threw bottles and rocks, reported Reuters. Law enforcement officers used tear gas canisters and water cannons. "I left to give my children a better life, which was not possible here then", said Ostafi. Sorin Radu, who works in IT, said he was protesting "because we have a government where many are corrupt".

Global Takeaways From the Pence 'Space Force' Sales Pitch
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He added that in 2014, China and Russian Federation had jointly proposed a draft Treaty on the Prevention of the Placement of Weapons in Outer Space , the Threat or Use of Force Against Outer Space Objects, but the USA dismissed it as "fundamentally flawed".

Global North Korea rejecting U.S. proposals in diplomatic standoff
Author: 0 North Korea rejecting U.S. proposals in diplomatic standoff

The statement was also published by KCNA. "However, the USA responded to our expectation by inciting global sanctions and pressure". The mission described as "reckless" a remark from Guterres who said that North Korea "can be a normal member of the worldwide community in this region through total denuclearization that is verifiable, irreversible".

Global Trump's Space Force Needs $8 Billion Over 5 Years, Pence Says
Author: 0 Trump's Space Force Needs $8 Billion Over 5 Years, Pence Says

President Trump is going back to his base over space - as in his proposed Space Force, and wants his MAGA camp to vote on their favorite logo. and then buy it. "We have the direction from the president, and we're underway", Mattis said Tuesday. Still, the proposal faces an uncertain fate in Congress, particularly if Democrats capture either the House or Senate in November elections.

Global Iran vows to continue oil exports despite Trump's threats
Author: 0 Iran vows to continue oil exports despite Trump's threats

Meanwhile, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said his country will not oppose third-country mediation between the US and Iran. During his meeting with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho in Tehran on Wednesday, Rouhani warned him that U.S.

Global Another death in relentless California wildfires
Author: 0 Another death in relentless California wildfires

Twin fires in Northern California being treated as one are the largest wildfire in state history and by Tuesday had scorched 455 square miles (1,178 square kilometres) - almost the size of the city of Los Angeles. By Monday, it has become the second-largest California wildfire on record, surpassing the size of a massive blaze that killed 15 people in 2003 in San Diego County.

Global Woman fined for violating 'burqa ban' in Denmark
Author: 0 Woman fined for violating 'burqa ban' in Denmark

A spokesperson for group Kvinder I Dialog (Women In Dialogue) told the Independent: "The goal of this demonstration is to show that we do not accept this kind of unjust treatment regardless of who we are dealing with". The 28-year-old woman had been involved in an altercation at a shopping centre north of Copenhagen, where another woman had attempted to remove her face veil.

Global Russian helicopter crash in Siberia kills 18
Author: 0 Russian helicopter crash in Siberia kills 18

Everyone on board - three crew members and 15 passengers - was killed. The second aircraft landed safely and the accident took place in "normal" weather conditions, according to preliminary findings. Russian news reports said all the passengers killed are believed to have been working for a subsidiary of the state oil company Rosneft. Helicopters frequently carry loads in slings that hang below the craft.

Global Mendocino Complex Is Now California’s Seventh Largest Wildfire To Date
Author: 0 Mendocino Complex Is Now California’s Seventh Largest Wildfire To Date

The blaze in the Redding area, 225 miles (360 kilometers) north of San Francisco , is the largest of 18 wildfires burning throughout California. Additionally, the Ferguson fire rages near Yosemite National Park. The forecast includes extremely low humidity levels that leave vegetation ready to burn. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection officials said that fire was started two weeks ago by sparks from the steel wheel of a towed-trailer's flat tire.

Global Mueller seeks interview with Russian pop star
Author: 0 Mueller seeks interview with Russian pop star

Trump has accused Mueller of having unspecified conflicts of interest and said yesterday on Twitter that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should " stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now". First, we know this because the USA intelligence community unanimously concluded that Russian Federation intervened in the 2016 election in order to help Trump win.

Global U.S. court bans release of blueprints for 3D-printed guns
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Eight Democratic attorneys general filed a lawsuit to block the public from getting their hands on the blueprints , arguing unregistered weapons produced by high-tech printers pose a serious safety risk. The second measure is meant to ensure that even guns primarily made of plastic can be discovered by metal detectors. The judge has scheduled a hearing on August 10.

Global Kim Jong Un invited to Asian Games in Indonesia
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Monday's reports about ongoing activities at Sanumdong are the latest to indicate that North Korea is still working on its nuclear and missile facilities, despite ongoing talks with the USA about disarmament. There was activity at the Sanumdong site before President Donald Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , during which the two leaders discussed the future of the latter's nuclear weapons program.

Global Facebook Warns Of ‘Bad Actors,’ Deletes Accounts Ahead Of Midterms
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Evidence Facebook has is not strong enough to publicly attribute the pages to the IRA, and " it's possible that a separate actor could be copying their techniques ", the company's chief security officer Alex Stamos said. "The goal of these operations is to sow discord, distrust, and division", said Senator Richard Burr, the committee's chairman. Special counsel Robert Mueller's sprawling investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian agents working with ...

Author: 0 Ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort goes on trial for bank fraud

Judge T.S. Ellis, of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia , said he wasn't going to rule on that motion immediately, and instead asked prosecutors to limit the number of documents they introduce at trial. What's likely to be missing: answers about whether the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin during the 2016 presidential election, or really any mention of Russian Federation at all.

Global Jeremy Hunt red-faced after weird gaffe - 'That was a awful mistake'
Author: 0 Jeremy Hunt red-faced after weird gaffe - 'That was a awful mistake'

Following some laughter, he added: "My wife is Chinese and my children are half-Chinese and so we have Chinese grandparents who live in Xian and strong family connections in China ". 'We welcome this and said that we will explore it'. Noting China-British relations have maintained steady growth momentum in recent years, Wang welcomed Britain to participate more ambitiously in global cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative, in areas such as nuclear power, finance and innovation, ...

Global Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa accuses rival Chamisa of striking deal with Mugabe
Author: 0 Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa accuses rival Chamisa of striking deal with Mugabe

Mugabe, who was removed after the intervention of the army in November, said: "We must have constitutionality". "I can not vote for those who have tormented me. "I can't vote for ZANU-PF". He says he resigned to avoid "bloodshed". "The more the merrier", Chamisa said in response to a question about Mugabe's endorsement.

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