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Read the new charges against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort

Read the new charges against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort District Court for the District of Columbia. Jurors were deadlocked on the other 10 counts. All were set to be tried in court in D.C. on September 24th. But his involvement in key episodes under scrutiny, and his leadership of the campaign at a time when prosecutors say Russian intelligence was working to sway the election, may make him an especially valuable witness. [Full Article...]

As many as 20 gas explosions reported north of Boston

As many as 20 gas explosions reported north of Boston Lawrence resident Leonel Rondon, 18, was killed in his auto when his home exploded and the chimney fell onto his vehicle, WCVB reports . An 18-year-old was killed from one of the explosions that launched a chimney into his auto and an additional 13 people were treated for injuries at Lawrence General Hospital. [Full Article...]

Turkish President Warns Of Humanitarian Disaster In Idlib

Turkish President Warns Of Humanitarian Disaster In Idlib Russia , Iran and Turkey held a summit in Tehran last week to discuss the Assad regime's reported plan to use military force to restore Damascus' control over Idlib, where three million people live. Complicating matters, the Turkish armed forces also have several outposts in Idlib in support of rebel groups. "This is what we should be discussing today, Madam President, but I think it has... [Full Article...]

Eastern Economic Forum brings $42 billion in deals to Russian Federation

Eastern Economic Forum brings $42 billion in deals to Russian Federation While Moscow has said the drills will not take place on the contested islands, Abe told Putin that Japan is "keeping a close eye on" them, according to Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kotaro Nogami quoted by Kyodo. "We have been trying to solve the territorial dispute for 70 years". Observers say that his visit is part of a fresh round of New Delhi's engagement with Moscow, which will culminate... [Full Article...]

Putin: Russia has found novichok suspects but they are 'not criminal'

Putin: Russia has found novichok suspects but they are 'not criminal' This would be best for everyone. "There's nothing special and criminal about it, I assure you". "When one country's prime minister accuses the leaders of another country of preparing a terrorist attack, from this point we can not proceed anywhere", he added. [Full Article...]

MEPs back sanctions against Viktor Orban's Hungary over migrant policy

MEPs back sanctions against Viktor Orban's Hungary over migrant policy This was the second time the EP has compiled a report on Hungary's backsliding on democracy. The European Commission, the executive arm of the EU, launched Article 7 proceedings against Poland previous year over its judicial reforms. Sarghentini told journalists she relied on the parliament's legal service assessment and did not have a preference with regards to abstentions. "This report does not ... [Full Article...]

Prosecutors file new charges against Paul Manafort, signaling a plea deal

Prosecutors file new charges against Paul Manafort, signaling a plea deal Details of the deal were likely to emerge in a plea agreement hearing scheduled for 11 a.m. ET (1500 GMT) in federal court. According to the court documents cited by USA media, Manafort will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy against the U.S. [Full Article...]

Trump stance on Puerto Rico death toll draws criticism on Capitol Hill

Trump stance on Puerto Rico death toll draws criticism on Capitol Hill Chris Stewart said . "As time went by it did not go up by much", Trump wrote . "Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3,000". The mayor of San Juan , Puerto Rico's capital, slammed Trump for the comments nearly immediately. "The job that FEMA, and law enforcement and everybody did working along with the governor in Puerto Rico , I think was tremen... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence Reduces Its Intensity But Not Its Destructive Power

Hurricane Florence Reduces Its Intensity But Not Its Destructive Power More than 30,000 United States retail bank branches - 34% of the country's branch network - are now at risk of facing tropical storm force winds from Hurricane Florence over the coming days, according information compiled by data analytics firm Qlik . [Full Article...]

Bishop Michael Bransfield resigns; sexual harassment investigation launched

Bishop Michael Bransfield resigns; sexual harassment investigation launched Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Monsignor Michael Bransfield as bishop of Wheeling-Charleston in the USA state of West Virginia , a Vatican statement said . Many cases were not brought to justice, and sometimes abuse suspects - primarily priests - were moved to other dioceses without new congregations being informed about the pastor's past, they said. [Full Article...]

Six People Dead After Shooting In Bakersfield

Six People Dead After Shooting In Bakersfield A third male entered the trucking company building. Police say there are at least 30 witnesses, KRON reported . Youngblood said he would consider it a mass shooting, saying that the string of shootings were "certainly" connected. Youngblood did not disclose the identities of the victims. "Obviously, there is some type of situation that caused the husband to be extremely upset", he said. [Full Article...]

Trump denies reality of 3,000 dead Americans

Trump denies reality of 3,000 dead Americans The photos began circulating on social media Tuesday, the same day President Trump again praised the government's response to Maria during a meeting with top DHS and FEMA officials. A study published last month from George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health , which was commissioned by the Puerto Rican government, found that government emergency plans in place whe... [Full Article...]

Woman in Saudi Arabia questioned by police about breakfast with male coworker

Woman in Saudi Arabia questioned by police about breakfast with male coworker That is, at least when compared to a lovely parcel of oil wonderland named Saudi Arabia where women can not even show their faces in public. Labour ministry officials said an inspection team visited the unidentified hotel in Mecca and detained the Egyptian worker for violations, including working in a profession restricted to Saudi citizens . [Full Article...]

Russia, China Start Biggest Military Drill Since Cold War

Russia, China Start Biggest Military Drill Since Cold War It comes at a time of escalating tensions between Moscow and the West over accusations of Russian interference in western affairs and the ongoing conflicts in Ukraine and Syria. "This is a milestone for Sino-Russian military ties", Alexander Gabuev, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Moscow Center, wrote on Twitter. Putin said Moscow has a " trusting relationship " with Beijing "in politi... [Full Article...]

Jaitley 'lying', Cong leader saw Mallya 'talking discreetly' to FM: Rahul Gandhi

Jaitley 'lying', Cong leader saw Mallya 'talking discreetly' to FM: Rahul Gandhi In response to Mallya's statement, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the businessman's claim are "factually false" as it does not reflect the truth. "I am a political football..." "I put nearly Rs 15,000 crore offer on the table of the Karnataka High Court". "I am a scapegoat. Both political parties don't like me", he said, while having a cigarette during the lunch break in the hearing f... [Full Article...]

Typhoon 'Mangkhut' to enter PH Wednesday noon

Typhoon 'Mangkhut' to enter PH Wednesday noon Forecasters said Typhoon Mangkhut, considered as the strongest this year, could hit northern Cagayan province on Saturday. Mangkhut, classified by the Hong Kong Observatory as a super typhoon, is forecast to pack maximum winds of 230 kilometers per hour by Friday before gradually weakening. [Full Article...]

WashPost: Archbishop Donald Wuerl to Meet Pope on Resignation

WashPost: Archbishop Donald Wuerl to Meet Pope on Resignation Pope Francis will meet with US cardinals and bishops Thursday to discuss the sex abuse scandal , according to the Vatican . The Vatican said Wednesday the leaders of the national bishops' conferences would meet with Pope Francis from February 21 to 24. [Full Article...]

Pope Francis summons bishops for meeting on protecting minors

Pope Francis summons bishops for meeting on protecting minors Francis plans to meet on Thursday at the Vatican with Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops , and Cardinal Sean O'Malley, the Pope's top adviser on clergy sex abuse. St. John Paul II made him archbishop of Washington and a cardinal in 2001, presumably because Vatican officials were impressed by his fundraising prowess and considered his past homosexua... [Full Article...]

Prince Harry, Meghan tour to include Dubbo

Prince Harry, Meghan tour to include Dubbo Following a day in Dubbo, the pair will travel to Melbourne and back to Sydney for the Invictus Games - a Paralympics style event for defence veterans - which begin on October 20. They'll then head to Nuku'alofa, Tonga. During their final days, they'll visit Wellington, Auckland and Rotorua. This is set to be Meghan and Harry's very first official tour together, and the itinerary was revealed by... [Full Article...]

Trump signs executive order to sanction foreign meddlers in U.S

The order calls for sanctioning any individual, company or country that interferes with campaign infrastructure, such as voter registration databases, voting machines and equipment used for tabulating or transmitting results. Lawmakers and independent analysts say that federal and state action has already made US voting systems more secure against foreign hackers. That's according to sources, who ... [Full Article...]


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