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Tsunami waves expected from Russian Federation quake

Tsunami waves expected from Russian Federation quake The epicentre is reported to have been 234 kilometres of Nikol'Skoye, Russia , among the Komandorski islands of the Bering Strait. At this time, there is no tsunami threat for the coasts of Washington , Oregon, California or Hawaii. The National Weather Service said, "Hazardous tsunami waves are forecast for some coasts". Hazardous tsunamis were possible for coasts located within 300km of the n... [Full Article...]

What to expect -- and not -- in Russia investigations this week

What to expect -- and not -- in Russia investigations this week Mr Sekulow appeared on five television networks on Sunday to defend Mr Trump and his son , following the latest accusations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. While opposition research is indeed part of politics, meeting with an agent of an adversarial foreign power - during a campaign in which that foreign power goes on to interfere on your behalf - is not standard... [Full Article...]

Turkey extends state of emergency by a further three months

Turkey extends state of emergency by a further three months Since emergency rule was imposed on July 20 previous year, more than 50,000 people have been arrested and 150,000 people have been suspended in a crackdown which Erdogan's opponents say has pushed Turkey on a path to greater authoritarianism. [Full Article...]

MH17 memorial unveiled on third anniversary

MH17 memorial unveiled on third anniversary The doomed flight took off from Schiphol on July 17, 2014. O'Brien said her "beautiful child" was returning to Australia "to get on with his life" and he had been passionate about the things he cared about. "We welcome the team's recent decision to grant jurisdiction to the Dutch courts for the prosecution of those responsible for this tragedy", Nauert added. [Full Article...]

Most Americans want Trump to dump Twitter

Though Trump said that "almost 40% is not bad", in August 2011, Trump appeared to mock Obama for having a "record low" 39% approval rating - three points higher than Trump's at current. The figures, coming in nearly six months into Trump's term in office, present a downturn for the president, whose approval ratings stood at 42 percent in April. [Full Article...]

Kushner's Lawyer Backs Away from Representing Him in Russia Probe

Kushner's Lawyer Backs Away from Representing Him in Russia Probe He's represented several people in government investigations during the Clinton Administration. "Under the leadership of President Donald Trump , not only will the American worker never be forgotten, but they will be championed". The president's team also recently contacted another high-profile Washington lawyer, Emmet Flood, a partner at Williams & Connolly, who had previously rejected Tru... [Full Article...]

Doha says USA media report showed UAE attack on Qatar's news agency

Doha says USA media report showed UAE attack on Qatar's news agency The officials say USA intelligence agencies were able to confirm a May 23 meeting by UAE leaders discussing the plan, and that the very next day, a Qatari state media outlet was hacked , and false quotes attributed to the Qatari Emir were planted there. [Full Article...]

Transparency Victory: Trump Forced to Release Mar-a-Lago Visitor Logs

Transparency Victory: Trump Forced to Release Mar-a-Lago Visitor Logs Citizens for Responsible Ethics in Washington (CREW) announced the DHS has agreed to release Mar-a-Lago visitor records by September 8, at which point the watchdog group will make the records public. Among the visitors that Mr Trump has hosted at his resort - which he calls the " Winter White House " - are Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping . [Full Article...]

Striking protectionist tone, Trump touts US-made products

Striking protectionist tone, Trump touts US-made products Trump won the White House with a strong "America First" agenda, despite family products manufactured overseas where labor is cheaper. But critics have accused Trump of hypocrisy when he's pushed "Made in America" in the past because so numerous products he and his family members have sold over the years were manufactured overseas. [Full Article...]

Travel-ban appeal goes to high court

Travel-ban appeal goes to high court The Justice Department furthermore asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Saturday to put a hold on a judge's ruling last week that expands the list of family relationships that refugees and visitors from six Muslim-majority countries can use to get into the country. [Full Article...]

Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects refugee limit for Germany in TV interview

Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects refugee limit for Germany in TV interview In the wide ranging interview, Merkel said she hoped to work with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to resolve a widening gulf between Turkey and Germany . "But we also must be able to get everything built on the ground". Merkel underlined her determination to run for a full four-year term in the September 24 election. [Full Article...]

IL governor says schools will open despite funding fight

IL governor says schools will open despite funding fight Governor Bruce Rauner plans an amendatory veto to a bill that provides a new funding formula for distribution of school aid. "They want to threaten to hold up school funding so schools don't open this fall", Rauner said, "to try to force a pension bailout for the City of Chicago on the backs of IL taxpayers". [Full Article...]

Storm to the rescue! Heartwarming video shows dog save drowning fawn

Storm to the rescue! Heartwarming video shows dog save drowning fawn Storm was able to safely drag the fawn to shore with the help of some encouraging words from his owner and barks from Sarah. One of the animal rescuers, named Frankie, jumped in the water when he saw the deer struggling. The fawn was eventually taken to an area animal rescue, which will care for it until it's back on its feet. The deer was covered in ticks and had an eye injury but is expected... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Don forms in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Don forms in the Atlantic The associated thunderstorm activity does show some signs organization, but still lacks a defined center. Even if no cyclone forms, the system is expected to dump heavy rain on the Lesser Antilles. The area of disorganized showers is near dry air, but some slow development is possible in the next week. It was located about 1,650 miles to the east of Hilo, Hawaii and was moving west-northwest a... [Full Article...]

Okagbare Places Fourth In Rabat — IAAF Diamond League

Okagbare Places Fourth In Rabat — IAAF Diamond League But it will not be a walk in the park for the Kenyan, who is seeking for an improved mark after winning the inaugural International Mohammed VI Athletics in a meeting record of 8:02.77, as he faces stiff opposition from Moroccan Soufiane El Bakkali as well as compatriot and 2015 Diamond Trophy victor Jairus Birech. [Full Article...]

9 dead and one missing in flash flood at Arizona swimming hole

9 dead and one missing in flash flood at Arizona swimming hole At least a dozen people are still missing , while four were rescued and taken to hospital by helicopter for hypothermia treatment. An Arizona sheriff says at least seven people have died in flash flooding at a popular swimming hole. She was still about 2½ miles away when she spotted a man holding a baby and clinging to a tree. Five bodies were recovered on Sunday, the other four were recove... [Full Article...]

New details of Qatari crisis revealed

Still, the four Arab powers have said the memorandum fell short of allaying their concerns that their sanctions would remain in place until Doha meets their demands and that they would keep a close eye on Qatar's efforts to fight terrorism funding. [Full Article...]

Jordan soldier jailed for life for killing U.S. trainers

Jordan soldier jailed for life for killing U.S. trainers Al-Tawaiha said he had fired at the USA troops because he believed that the base was under attack. The court said he "fired a full magazine of ammunition. Jordan is a close ally to the US and is a member of the USA -led anti-ISIL coalition. The murder of the three troops, who were working for the CIA, represented the deadliest attack on an agency unit since a suicide bombing in Afghanistan k... [Full Article...]

South Korea proposes military talks with North Korea

South Korea proposes military talks with North Korea The dialogue was aimed at stopping all hostile acts that escalate military tensions near the military demarcation line (MDL) dividing the two Koreas, the vice minister said in a statement. About 28,500 American troops are stationed in South Korea. In all, the North has conducted five nuclear tests and numerous missile tests. "[The South Korean government] hopes North Korea will reply to our pr... [Full Article...]

Police Investigating Break-In, 'Threatening Note' at Nevada GOP Senator's Office

Police Investigating Break-In, 'Threatening Note' at Nevada GOP Senator's Office That's because whoever broke into Heller's office apparently left a "threatening note" addressed to the senator. Police are investigating a weekend break-in at the Las Vegas Senate office of Sen. KVVU reported the break-in occurred on Sunday afternoon, also according to police. A spokesperson for the senator declined to comment, saying the office "can't comment on or discuss ongoing inves... [Full Article...]


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