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Twin NorCal Wildfires Force Thousands to Flee, Dozens Of Homes Destroyed

Twin NorCal Wildfires Force Thousands to Flee, Dozens Of Homes Destroyed The Ranch Fire in the Mendocino Complex is particularly active with breezy winds and low humidity, and a large smoke plume can be seen using the radar and satellite images. The two fires have charred an area of the forested, rural area five times the size of San Francisco and were only 27 percent contained. The National Weather Service has issued warnings for critical fire weather conditions F... [Full Article...]

Iran's foreign minister says China 'pivotal' to salvaging its nuclear deal

Iran's foreign minister says China 'pivotal' to salvaging its nuclear deal Pompeo calls the Iranian leadership "bad actors" and says President Donald Trump is intent on getting them to "behave like a normal country". The timing of the cryptocurrency's introduction couldn't be more important, as the aggressive moves by the Trump administration are already putting a tight squeeze on Iran's suffering economy. [Full Article...]

Trump admits son met Russian for information on opponent

Trump admits son met Russian for information on opponent President Trump took to Twitter Sunday to insist he is not concerned about potential legal questions surrounding his son Donald Trump Jr .'s involvement in a 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russians. When the meeting first became public knowledge past year, Trump personally dictated a statement for public release claiming that the meeting was called to discuss resuming adoptions of orphaned... [Full Article...]

China threatens tariffs on $60 billion in USA goods

China threatens tariffs on $60 billion in USA goods Plants are opening all over the U.S., Steelworkers are working again, and big dollars are flowing into our Treasury. European and United States vehicle companies are also responding by increasing prices in China. The United States and China implemented tariffs on $34 billion worth of each others' goods in July. The US trade war on China has therefore resulted in the US having to spend mone... [Full Article...]

Yemenis Stage Massive Anti-Saudi-US Rally in Sa’ada

Yemenis Stage Massive Anti-Saudi-US Rally in Sa’ada We pursue any allegations and if there is any responsibility we will hold it transparently", he added. He stressed that the coalition's operations will continue until the liberation of Hodeidah and its port. The Saudi Arabia human rights massacre ensued from the air strikes carried out by Saudi and UAE alliance, against Houthi rebels. The Houthis have offered a Red Sea ceasefire , altho... [Full Article...]

Thousands protest contentious Israel nation law in Tel Aviv

Thousands protest contentious Israel nation law in Tel Aviv Holding colourful Druze flags alongside Israeli ones, protesters at Saturday's demonstration, estimated by local media at over 50,000, chanted " equality ", AFP reported. "Despite our unlimited loyalty to the state, the state doesn't consider us equals", the community's top spiritual leader in Israel, Sheikh Muafak Tarif, said in his speech at Saturday night's rally. [Full Article...]

Trump endorses Bill Lee for TN governor

Trump endorses Bill Lee for TN governor Democrats have a tough path to statewide success in Tennessee, where they need to attract moderate Republicans and independents in a state that favored President Donald Trump by 26 percentage points in 2016. Trump's decision not to endorse any candidate during the Tennessee GOP gubernatorial primary, despite having jumped into primary battles in Florida, Georgia, and MI, is another example of th... [Full Article...]

More than 100 goats invade Boise neighborhood

More than 100 goats invade Boise neighborhood The residents of the neighborhood just woke up, went outside, and goats were eating every piece of greenery in sight, moving from lawn to lawn like adorable locusts. After swarming the neighborhood, the goats were loaded into a trailer with the help of the owners and a herding dog. All they knew was that the little goats were definitely hungry. [Full Article...]

Republican National Committee head takes dig at Koch network of donors

Republican National Committee head takes dig at Koch network of donors The pair have championed free trade and have launched a multimillion-dollar campaign to oppose Trump's tariffs, which have targeted China, Canada, Mexico and the European Union, among others. While the move echoed across the political world, Republican operatives quietly dismissed the practical impact of the Koch's decision on the North Dakota Senate race, where Cramer's campaign believes he has... [Full Article...]

Archbishop, locals chime in after Pope Francis dismisses death penalty

Archbishop, locals chime in after Pope Francis dismisses death penalty Today "there is an increasing awareness that the dignity of the person is not lost even after the commission of very serious crimes", it said , adding that society now has effective ways to detain prisoners so they aren't a threat and even provide the possibility of rehabilitation. [Full Article...]

7.0 magnitude Bali quake sparks TSUNAMI warning

7.0 magnitude Bali quake sparks TSUNAMI warning Lombok has been hit by a 7.0 magnitude quake prompting a tsunami warning. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the quake was centred 50 kilometres northeast of the city Mataram on the northern part of Lombok island, with a depth of 10 km. [Full Article...]

20 dead after vintage tourist plane crashes in Swiss Alps

20 dead after vintage tourist plane crashes in Swiss Alps The company JU-AIR has three of the vintage Juncker propeller aircraft, which are known affectionately in German as "Auntie Ju" planes. Police said all onboard were killed in the crash. JU-Air says it runs a small fleet of four Junker planes, all built in 1939, which are for hire. It has suspended all flights until further notice. It was used as a military transport plane as well as a bomber dur... [Full Article...]

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro's speech cut off, soldiers seen running

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro's speech cut off, soldiers seen running He said people heard explosions that corresponded to drones and heard drones detonate near a parade for the occasion. The Associated Press could not independently verify the authenticity of message. No drones could be seen in the television broadcast, which showed bodyguards jumping in front of Maduro to protect him with flexible ballistic shields. [Full Article...]

President Trump is 'Begging' Congress to Fix Immigration Laws

President Trump is 'Begging' Congress to Fix Immigration Laws He added in another tweet that a government shutdown "is a very small price to pay". The waning days of summer bring a familiar refrain in Washington - the threat of a government shutdown. The President said he would be willing to shutdown the government if the Democrats don't include border security funding. "Our immigration system is completely broken". [Full Article...]

Flight Crash in Mexico; Aeromexico with 100 on-board hit by wind

Flight Crash in Mexico; Aeromexico with 100 on-board hit by wind Durango Governor Jose Aispuro ruled out any fatalities on Twitter . He added that emergency services were working with the airport to help the injured, and staff at all healthcare facilities in the state were ready to assist. Earlier, he said a total of 49 people had been taken to hospitals, and officials said most had minor injuries. The airport operator said preliminary information indicat... [Full Article...]

Prince Harry’s Audi RS6 Avant up for sale

Prince Harry’s Audi RS6 Avant up for sale Praising the Queen as "the ultimate power dresser", editors noted her fondness for "bright block colours" as well as her love of floral prints, while former Suits actress Meghan's impeccable dress sense was boosted by her wedding to Prince Harry in May, where she wore an elegant bridal gown designed by Givenchy's Clare Waight Keller. [Full Article...]

Mendocino Complex Fire at over 110,000 acres

Mendocino Complex Fire at over 110,000 acres The largest blaze burned in the Redding area, in Shasta County north of Sacramento. Crews battling deadly Northern California wildfires braced for a weekend of windy, hot weather that could drive the flames into new areas and threaten more homes. [Full Article...]

United States internet giants' executives to testify in Senate over election security

United States internet giants' executives to testify in Senate over election security Facebook shared that it identified the first of eight Pages and 17 profiles on Facebook along with seven Instagram accounts that violate the company's ban on coordinated inauthentic behavior. Facebook has identified coordinated attempts operating on its social media platform to influence the USA midterm elections this November, The New York Times reported today. [Full Article...]

Asean 'agrees' South China Sea cooperation deal

Asean 'agrees' South China Sea cooperation deal Trump, who has accused China and others of exploiting the United States in global trade, has demanded that Beijing make a host of concessions to avoid the new duties, which could be imposed in the weeks after a comment period closes on September 5. [Full Article...]

White House escalates China trade dispute to secure early breakthrough: John Kemp

White House escalates China trade dispute to secure early breakthrough: John Kemp Asked about communication between the two countries on the dispute, Geng said China had "always upheld using dialogue and consultations to handle trade frictions", but that dialogue must be based on mutual respect and equality. Still, it is hard for the United States and the European Union to reach a tangible agreement to "work together toward zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers, and zero sub... [Full Article...]


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