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China will sympathise with Malaysia problems: Mahathir

China will sympathise with Malaysia problems: Mahathir Some of that money has already been paid and could be hard to recoup. "I believe China understands the internal fiscal problems which Malaysia needs to resolve, and we hope that they ( China ) can help solve them", he said. "I believe China itself does not want to see Malaysia become a bankrupt country", Mahathir said. Meanwhile, the China-Laos railway, which began construction in 2016, ... [Full Article...]

S Africa hits back at Trump over land 'seizure' tweet

S Africa hits back at Trump over land 'seizure' tweet He added that he had "asked Secretary of State ( Mike Pompeo ) to closely study" the situation. "South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has just begun the process of seizing land from his own citizens, without compensation, purely due to their skin color", Carlson said. [Full Article...]

Trump claims Robert Mueller´s team `looking for trouble´

Trump claims Robert Mueller´s team `looking for trouble´ WASHINGTON-U.S. President Donald Trump is expressing concern that anything he tells special counsel Robert Mueller under oath could be used to charge him with perjury as part of Mueller's ongoing investigation into co-ordination between his 2016 presidential campaign and Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

El Salvador, Taiwan break ties as China isolates island foe

El Salvador, Taiwan break ties as China isolates island foe There may have been economic incentives for the Central American nation to switch to Beijing , according to South Korean newspaper Seoul Shinmun. Wu said Taiwanese officials had met with representatives of El Salvador's government during president Tsai Ing-wen's visit to Latin America last week. [Full Article...]

Chinese investors can help cut trade deficit, says Mahathir

Chinese investors can help cut trade deficit, says Mahathir He hoped that more Chinese entrepreneurs can invest in Malaysia which will continue to maintain friendly relations with China. Days before heading to Beijing , Mahathir said Malaysia wants to cancel a Chinese-backed $20 billion East Coast Rail Link and two energy pipelines worth $2.3 billion. [Full Article...]

In the Trump Twitterverse, Cohen and Manafort are barely a blip

In the Trump Twitterverse, Cohen and Manafort are barely a blip Cohen pleaded guilty Tuesday to five counts of tax evasion, one count of making false statements , one count of making unlawful campaign contributions and one count of making an excessive contribution at the request of a campaign or candidate for office. [Full Article...]

Colleagues say Australian PM has lost party support, back his rival

Colleagues say Australian PM has lost party support, back his rival Senate leader Cormann, whose position has always been considered crucial in the leadership battle, said he had been told by five cabinet ministers who had voted for Turnbull on Tuesday that he no longer had their support. However Dutton, speaking on Australian radio on Wednesday, confirmed that he was preparing another challenge against the prime minister. It's been confirmed the government had ... [Full Article...]

Kobach: "Illegal immigration has tragic consequences"

Kobach: Investigators had been searching for clues and conducting hundreds of interviews in the search for 20-year-old Mollie Tibbets. Rivera says he drove into a cornfield and noticed an ear piece from headphones in his lap and "that is how he realized he put her in the trunk". [Full Article...]

Liz Warren: Tibbetts Family Must Focus On 'Real Problems' At The Border

Liz Warren: Tibbetts Family Must Focus On 'Real Problems' At The Border The broad contours of Tibbetts' death are reminiscent of the case of Kate Steinle, a 32-year-old white woman whose 2015 shooting death in a popular area of San Francisco has become a cri de cœur for Trump and other conservatives and proponents of harsher immigration laws. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Lane grows to category 5 as it heads toward Hawaii

Hurricane Lane grows to category 5 as it heads toward Hawaii Tropical storm conditions will be possible on the Big island later Wednesday, with hurricane conditions possible on Thursday. It added: "A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area". The state Department of Education says Maui County and Big Island schools will be closed starting Wednesday. Lane could become the first hurricane to directly make landfa... [Full Article...]

Millions of Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage at Mecca's Grand Mosque

Millions of Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage at Mecca's Grand Mosque Muslims will celebrate all over the world on Eid al-Adha or Festival of the Sacrifice, which is one of Islam's two major festivals and involves the sacrifice of an animal, usually a sheep, goat or cow. Earlier in Makkah pilgrims performed a ritual walk seven times around the Kaaba , a black masonry cube wrapped in a silk cloth embroidered in gold with Koranic verses at the centre of the Grand M... [Full Article...]

Trump says 'most likely' to meet North Korea's Kim again

Trump says 'most likely' to meet North Korea's Kim again The goal of the visit will be to urge progress on negotiations to denuclearize North Korea. Butina was arrested on July 15, accused by federal prosecutors of attempting to influence American politics by infiltrating groups such as the NRA. [Full Article...]

Zarif Hits Out at America for its Pressure Campaign Against Iran

Zarif Hits Out at America for its Pressure Campaign Against Iran Asked whether Iranian President Hassan Rouhani could benefit from a one-on-one meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump , Zarif said the previous nuclear deal had to be respected first. Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday that by engineering the coup, the US and United Kingdom managed to subjugate Iran to decades of dictatorship. [Full Article...]

US Sends Nazi Guard to Germany

US Sends Nazi Guard to Germany Palij admitted lying to get into the USA, claiming that he spent the war as a farm and factory worker. "I know what they say , but I was never a collaborator", Palij told the paper at the time. Although Germany has put several aged former Nazi guards on trial in recent years for crimes committed during the Holocaust, the head of the Central Office for Investigation of Nazi Crimes, Jens Rommel, ... [Full Article...]

Eid al-Adha 2018: Everything you need to know about Bakrid

Eid al-Adha 2018: Everything you need to know about Bakrid Eid Al Adha is observed by the Muslims as "days of remembrance" of the willingness to submit to Allah's commands - Prophet Ibrahim was willing to sacrifice his son as per the orders of his Lord. What is the difference between Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha? The final days of hajj coincide with the Eid al-Adha holiday, or "Feast of Sacrifice", to commemorate Ibrahim's test of faith. [Full Article...]

Robert Mueller recommends up to 6 months in prison for George Papadopoulos

Robert Mueller recommends up to 6 months in prison for George Papadopoulos Mueller's memo recommended that Papadopoulos be imprisoned for up to six months; a judge is expected to issue a ruling on his sentence in early September. Now, Mueller has recommended that Papadopoulos see some time in prison. The filing of the sentencing recommendation by prosecutors could suggest they no longer need assistance from the young oil and gas consultant. [Full Article...]

'Huge disaster': Over 800000 displaced in deadly Kerala flooding

'Huge disaster': Over 800000 displaced in deadly Kerala flooding A letter dated August 16 sent by the Disaster Management division of the Union Home Ministry to the Rajya Sabha secretariat said the same. "About 500 fisheries boats have been at the forefront of the rescue and shifting operations". Over 7.8 lakh people have been displaced and are in relief camps put up across the state. She said Kerala is a "beautiful state" and that it "was upsetting and scary... [Full Article...]

Australia's Malcolm Turnbull survives leadership challenge

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says it's too early to say whether the resignation of Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton will have any effect on trans-Tasman policy. Former prime minister Tony Abbott - the man knocked off in a leadership challenge by Mr Turnbull - has been the most vocal critic of the energy policy. [Full Article...]

Colorado man killed wife in a "rage" after she strangled daughters

Colorado man killed wife in a A Colorado man told police that he killed his pregnant wife in a "rage" after she strangled their two daughters, according to an affidavit released by police on Monday after prosecutors formally charged Christopher Lee Watts with the murder of his entire family. [Full Article...]

Korean families separated by war reunite after 65 years

Korean families separated by war reunite after 65 years The long-awaited family reunions started at 3 p.m. Monday, and will continue over a three-day visit to the North. Families from South and North Korea are set to meet on six separate occasions. Most of the participants in the reunions are in their 70s or older and are eager to see their loved ones once more before they die. Families at previous reunions have often found it a bitter-sweet expe... [Full Article...]


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