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Trump calls Koch brothers 'total joke,' 'overrated'

Trump calls Koch brothers 'total joke,' 'overrated' Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 31, 2018Americans for Prosperity president Tim Phillips announced at a donor summit on Monday in Colorado Springs, Colo . The ad then concludes: "Farmers want trade, not aid". The group has warned that the GOP is not doing enough to contain government spending. It remains unclear how hard the group will work to defeat vulnerable Senate Democrats in West Virgini... [Full Article...]

N.Korea appears to be building one or two ICBMs

The White House said it did not comment on intelligence, Reuters reported, while a senior official at South Korea's presidential office said US and South Korean intelligence agencies are closely looking into various North Korean movements. Last year, however, The Diplomat reported that Pyongyang had test-fired a new solid-fuel motor that could be used to upgrade earlier liquid-fueled missiles. [Full Article...]

Iran remains wary on Trump's offer of talks

In May, the USA abandoned a deal which curbed Iran's nuclear activities in return for the lifting of sanctions. It was a ridiculous deal. Good for the country, good for them, good for us and good for the world. Trump had hurled insults at North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un before meeting him in June. Three days later, Saudi state oil company Aramco stated that two of its tankers have been attacke... [Full Article...]

MI motel fire kills woman, five children from same family, officials say

MI motel fire kills woman, five children from same family, officials say Killed in the fire were 26-year-old Kiarre Curtis and five of her children - 10-year-old Marquise Thompson, 7-year-old Gerome Randolph, 5-year-old Samuel Curtis, 4-year-old Savod Curtis, and 2-year-old Avery Curtis. Authorities said 27 rooms were occupied at the time of the fire and several of the occupants were taken to Lakeland Medical Center. Leroy Johnson, who lives in the motel, told WSBT ... [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh snags Rand Paul's support to be Supreme Court justice

Kavanaugh snags Rand Paul's support to be Supreme Court justice Manchin was one of three Democrats who voted to confirm Trump's first Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch . "After meeting Judge Kavanaugh and reviewing his record, I have chose to support his nomination", Paul said in a series of Twitter posts. [Full Article...]

Khan's party claims majority to form Pakistan govt after coalition talks

Khan's party claims majority to form Pakistan govt after coalition talks Just a few hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated PTI chief Imran Khan over his historic win in Pakistan General Elections 2018, it has been reported that Imran Khan is now considering to invite the leader for his oath-taking ceremony. [Full Article...]

Baby Shark Stolen From San Antonio Aquarium Returned

Baby Shark Stolen From San Antonio Aquarium Returned Spellman also said that the aquarium's security footage showed that the trio brought their own net to capture the shark. In a weird case, two men and a woman stole a shark from an aquarium by disguising it as a baby and putting it in a stroller. [Full Article...]

Could Zimbabwe see its first change of party since independence?

Could Zimbabwe see its first change of party since independence? Slow and rambling, the 94-year-old Mugabe spoke to reporters on Sunday with bitterness about his dramatic removal in November under military pressure and amid a ruling party feud. People had to re-register for this year's poll as the electoral commission introduced a biometric system to eliminate any "ghost voters" - though the opposition still alleges there are irregularities in the voters' roll. [Full Article...]

Court rules Grace Mugabe’s diplomatic immunity ‘unconstitutional’

Court rules Grace Mugabe’s diplomatic immunity ‘unconstitutional’ In delivering his 33-page judgment, Judge Vally found the minister's decision to be inconsistent with the constitution and ordered it be reviewed and set aside. "She simply got away because of political reasons". The Mugabes, he said, "have a house in SA, which is worth over R40 million". "We have actually not seen the docket in this case, so we have no way of knowing what the evidence (agains... [Full Article...]

Mueller plans to call 35 witnesses in Paul Manafort trial

Mueller plans to call 35 witnesses in Paul Manafort trial Prosecutors plan to produce almost three dozen witnesses during the trial, including Manafort's former associate Richard Gates, who is cooperating with the government after pleading guilty to lesser charges in February. The filing comes a day before Manafort's trial on bank and tax fraud charges is set to begin. The president seized on those words and said Judge Ellis "is really something specia... [Full Article...]

States sue Trump administration to block 3D-printed guns

States sue Trump administration to block 3D-printed guns Before Sunday's hearing, the company, Defense Distributed, had promised that on August 1, "the age of the downloadable gun formally begins". Advocates say the files are protected by the First and Second Amendments in the U.S. The federal government had prevailed at every step in the court process, according to PBS , until they suddenly agreed to settle Wilson's lawsuit out of court, allowing him ... [Full Article...]

California's wildfires: deadly blaze continues to spread

California's wildfires: deadly blaze continues to spread Jacque Chase, an urban planning expert at California State University Chico, said USA government statistics show more homes are going up across the country in areas that sit on the boundary of urban areas and undeveloped land. Underbrush burns on the south edge of the Carr Fire near Igo, California, US, July 29, 2018. Bledsoe said he received a phone call from his wife 15 minutes later sayin... [Full Article...]

Mattis dismisses report United States plans to strike Iran as 'fiction'

Mattis dismisses report United States plans to strike Iran as 'fiction' The report said that in addition to Australian facilities, British assets might be used. But a senior security source emphasised there was a big difference between providing accurate intelligence and analysis on Iran's facilities and being part of a "kinetic" mission. [Full Article...]

Top US official meets Afghan Taliban in Qatar

Top US official meets Afghan Taliban in Qatar Similar efforts to hold peace talks between the Americans and the Taliban in Doha in 2015 faltered after the Afghan government denounced the process. The talks also come on the heels of the election of Taliban-friendly and anti-American politician Imran Kahn as prime minister of Pakistan, which will undoubtedly complicate the prospect of peace between the Taliban and the Afghan government, a p... [Full Article...]

Trump Predicted 4% GDP Growth Is Going to Double

Trump Predicted 4% GDP Growth Is Going to Double The economy's solid performance last quarter gave Trump a chance to bask in his policy victories, including the biggest tax overhaul since the Reagan era. This restocking is likely to provide a tailwind to economic growth in the second half of the year. According to the mainstream media, a majority of economists are predicting that the 4.1% growth rate was just a blip so that in the third an... [Full Article...]

Can ARAB NATO - The Middle East Strategic Alliance (MESA) Stop Iran?

Can ARAB NATO - The Middle East Strategic Alliance (MESA) Stop Iran? The US is reportedly seeking to establish what is being called an "Arab NATO" among Sunni Muslim allies, with the primary goal of thwarting Iran's looming influence in the region, US and Arab officials told Reuters on Friday. The commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Quds force, Qassem Soleimani, criticised the US role in the Red Sea. The plan to create what Washington and Arab officials ha... [Full Article...]

Russia’s Putin says he invited Trump to Moscow

Russia’s Putin says he invited Trump to Moscow Earlier today, Putin said he had invited Trump to come to Moscow, and the White House said Trump "looks forward to having" Putin in Washington some time in 2019. "I am ready for this". "Did I hear you right?" It's "appropriate" for President Donald Trump and other administration officials to have conversations with Russian Federation, but adequate preparations must be made for those discus... [Full Article...]

Israeli navy intercepts activist boat trying to break Gaza blockade

Israeli navy intercepts activist boat trying to break Gaza blockade Shortly before the Al-Awda, a fishing boat, was intercepted, the coalition released a statement saying the Israeli navy was issuing warnings to it. Subsequent news items indicate that the boat has been forced to the southern Israeli port of Ashdod. [Full Article...]

New MH370 report says no cause determined

New MH370 report says no cause determined Several theories have emerged about how the plane disappeared, with some suggesting it was hijacked, while others believe someone on board may have deliberately turned off the plane's transponder before diverting it over the Indian Ocean. Dr. Kok Soo Chon, the lead investigator, told reporters at a press conference on the report that the men exhibited "no anxiety or stress". It is one of the wor... [Full Article...]

Trump threatens to shut down government over Mexico border wall

Trump threatens to shut down government over Mexico border wall Trump wrote on Twitter that border security "includes the Wall!" Trump also demanded an end to "catch and release", a practice that allows undocumented immigrants to return to their communities while they await proceedings, rather than remaining detained. [Full Article...]


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