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Global Tanker attack tension in Yemen
Author: 0 Tanker attack tension in Yemen

However a Saudi spokesman said the coalition had not flown over Hudaydah , blaming the attack on rebels instead. The attacks were unexpected, Al Jazeera added, because the Houthis and the coalition recently announced a ceasefire in and around Hodeidah to promote United Nations-brokered peace efforts.

Global Concerns Of Dam Failure Prompt Evacuations In Lynchburg, Va.
Author: 0 Concerns Of Dam Failure Prompt Evacuations In Lynchburg, Va.

County officials reported the dam's "imminent failure" at around 9:30 p.m. EMERGENCY evacuations have been ordered in a city of 80,000 people over fears a dam is about to burst. However, even if it's deemed okay for residents to return to their homes, it was expected that certain roads would continue to be closed, due to flooding damage.

Global GOP chairwoman to donors: Don't trust the Kochs
Author: 0 GOP chairwoman to donors: Don't trust the Kochs

Charles Koch said Sunday during the meeting, "I regret some of the [lawmakers] we have supported ... we're gonna more directly deal with that and hold people accountable", according to The Hill . Some Trump loyalists were furious at perceived contradictions in the Koch network's behavior and anxious that it could complicate the president's 2020 re-election.

Global Pope declares death penalty inadmissible, changing Church's stance
Author: 0 Pope declares death penalty inadmissible, changing Church's stance

In an exclusive interview with ABC7 Chicago, Cardinal Blase Cupich has weighed in on a major change in Catholic teaching after Pope Francis said the death penalty is never acceptable. Previously, the catechism said the church did not exclude recourse to capital punishment "if this is the only possible way of effectively defending human lives against the unjust aggressor".

Global Portugal breaks temperature records amid heatwave
Author: 0 Portugal breaks temperature records amid heatwave

A 78-year-old man was found unconscious in his garden on Thursday due to heatstroke and later died in hospital. Most of Europe is under a heatwave . "Oh it's awful", said tourist Paul Snell. A Met Office spokesman said: "Temperatures will continue to build, but nothing quite as hot as what we saw towards the end of last week".

Global Huge Indonesia quake rocks Lombok island
Author: 0 Huge Indonesia quake rocks Lombok island

The US Geological Survey says the quake had a magnitude of 7.0 and its epicenter was about 2 kilometers (1 mile) east-southeast of Loloan, with a depth of 10.5 kilometers (6 miles). Video aired by Kompas TV showed patients being evacuated from a hospital in Bali's Tabanan district. The tremor came a week after a shallow 6.4-magnitude quake hit Lombok, killing 17 people and damaging hundreds of buildings.

Global Vintage plane's crash in Switzerland killed all 20 on board, police say
Author: 0 Vintage plane's crash in Switzerland killed all 20 on board, police say

Among those killed were 17 people from Switzerland and a three-person family from Austria. Ju-Air, a company which offers observation tours in the retro planes, said on Saturday that one of its aircraft was involved in an accident. The company's flight operations were suspended, it said. JU-Air says it runs a small fleet of four Junker planes, all built in 1939, which are for hire.

Global Aeromexico plane carrying 101 people crashes in northern Mexico
Author: 0 Aeromexico plane carrying 101 people crashes in northern Mexico

Two people, including one of the pilots, are reported to be in critical condition. The web site Planespotters.net said the Brazilian-made medium-range Embraer 190 was about 10 years old and had seen service with two other airlines before joining the Aeromexico fleet.

Global North Korea missile program continues | Don't Miss This
Author: 0 North Korea missile program continues | Don't Miss This

Only one identification "dog tag " was delivered by the North Koreans, underscoring the long path ahead for U.S. military efforts to identify the remains inside the 55 boxes presented by North Korea to the United States last week. Kim pledged the " complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula ", at the summit, but the short agreement said nothing about inspections or a verification process to make sure North Korea follows through.

Global China Warns of Retaliation if US Takes More Trade Steps
Author: 0 China Warns of Retaliation if US Takes More Trade Steps

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said Wednesday local time that the increase in duties was ordered by President Trump and could be implemented as early as next month. China appears to have stripped back its imports of USA crude oil to near zero for September, having taken about 333,000 barrels per day in the first six months of the year, according to vessel-tracking data.

Author: 0 Trump administration to freeze fuel efficiency requirements

Trump's plan also undercuts California's long-standing ability to set its own tailpipe restrictions, most recently in an effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A lower emission standard would make it easier for them to make the vehicles more drivers want.

Global White House asserts 'vast' effort to protect elections
Author: 0 White House asserts 'vast' effort to protect elections

The White House wants you to know it's taking threats to U.S. elections seriously. It is real. It is continuing. The US intelligence community, Coats said, has incorporated the lessons learned from the 2016 election and implemented a broad spectrum of actions to share more information across the federal government, as well as with state and local governments, and with the public and the private sector.

Global Trump rallying support for Florida GOP congressman
Author: 0 Trump rallying support for Florida GOP congressman

The president paused before adding: "Does that include honest Abe Lincoln?" But it's not the highest, and his repeated claim to be more popular than Abraham Lincoln can't be confirmed since there were no scientific polls back then. "My great friend, a tough, brilliant cookie". Once inside, the crowd was abuzz with optimism about Trump's presidency. The act aims to increase the quality of technical education.

Global Presumed US remains from site of famous Korean War battle
Author: 0 Presumed US remains from site of famous Korean War battle

The site hosted a famous battle fought from November to December of 1950 during the Korean War. Pompeo, who has led the US negotiating effort with North Korea , visited Pyongyang from July 5-7 for inclusive talks aimed at agreeing a denuclearisation roadmap.

Global National Archives: We can't produce all Kavanaugh docs until end of October
Author: 0 National Archives: We can't produce all Kavanaugh docs until end of October

Grassley last week asked Bush's presidential library for the paperwork without the documents from Kavanaugh's staff secretary years. Grassley called it probably the "deepest dive" ever conducted on a Supreme Court nominee. Nonetheless, the Archives' timeline throws more political obstacles into the confirmation process for President Trump's pick to replace Justice Anthony M.

Global Sarah Huckabee Sanders is Donald Trump
Author: 0 Sarah Huckabee Sanders is Donald Trump

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders and CNN's Jim Acosta got into a tense back and forth for a second day today, when Acosta asked Sanders if she believed the media is "the enemy of the people ". "I don't know why her father doesn't, and I don't know why this press secretary doesn't". While the 90-minute briefing was less than ten minutes away from wrapping up anyway, Acosta later tweeted that he walked " saddened " by a " shameful " performance.

Global 'Collusion Is Not a Crime'
Author: 0 'Collusion Is Not a Crime'

This morning the President of the United States, following in the path of his attorney Rudy Giuliani , posted a tweet in which he claimed that " Collusion is not a crime ". Trump and his son have denied that the president knew about the meeting in advance. 'Because he has the conflict, not the president, ' said Giuliani.

Global Trump to Sessions: Shut down Russian Federation probe
Author: 0 Trump to Sessions: Shut down Russian Federation probe

On Wednesday, President Trump tweeted that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should un-recuse himself from the Special Counsel Robert Muller's investigation . "The President has expressed the same opinion". Sessions has recused himself on matters related to the Russian Federation investigation. Technically the Attorney General, Jeff Sessions , can't fire Mueller as he has recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation.

Global Trump rejects ‘overrated’ conservative Koch donor network
Author: 0 Trump rejects ‘overrated’ conservative Koch donor network

The midterm strategy could change in the coming weeks, but the Kochs now plan to ignore North Dakota's high-profile Senate contest, where three-term Republican Congressman Kevin Cramer is trying to unseat Democratic Sen. But in a rare interview with reporters on the sidelines of donor conference Monday, Charles discussed his dismay over the Trump administration's moves on trade, spending and immigration, including Trump's use of protectionist economic policies, including tariffs.

Global Mike Pompeo Indo-pacific strategy: U.S. to spend $113m in Asia
Author: 0 Mike Pompeo Indo-pacific strategy: U.S. to spend $113m in Asia

Announcing the initiatives at an open forum of the US Chamber of Commerce business group in Washington on Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US was seeking a "free and open" Asia without domination by any one country. "This is key to worldwide peace", Mr Pompeo said. Expanding energy commerce by growing foreign energy markets, expanding public-private partnerships, and fostering business-to-business connections.

Author: 0 Facebook notes "coordinated political influence campaign"

So far it had been unable to tie the accounts to Russian Federation, whose Internet Research Agency was at the centre of an indictment earlier this year for interfering in the 2016 election, but company officials told Capitol Hill that Russian Federation was possibly involved.

Global 10 die in blast on southern Philippines island of Basilan
Author: 0 10 die in blast on southern Philippines island of Basilan

The military blamed the attack on the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), a small, violent, and faction-ridden jihadist group that operates in the western fringes of the southern Philippine island off Mindanao and on the Sulu islands extending from Mindanao.

Global Ranneeti: Bengal BJP Chief Wants NRC Published in West Bengal
Author: 0 Ranneeti: Bengal BJP Chief Wants NRC Published in West Bengal

It will affect us also. "Since we are two political parties, we discussed some political issues", Mamata said, after meeting the Congress leaders at their official 10 Janpath residence. The NRC will destroy relationship between India and Bangladesh. It is an insult to Bangladesh. Out of 40 lakh people whose names are not in the list of NRC, only one per cent could be illegal infiltrators.

Global Injured After Aeromexico Flight Crashes Following Takeoff
Author: 0 Injured After Aeromexico Flight Crashes Following Takeoff

The plane had taken off during stormy weather, and fell to earth near the runway just moments later. A USA aviation official confirmed the United States will send two people to help the Mexican investigation team. TV images showed the severely damaged body of the plane after it came to rest in scrubland with a column of smoke rising into the sky. Aeromexico airline's chief executive officer says the jetliner that crashed in northern Mexico shortly after takeoff was "perfectly ...

Global Zimbabwe ruling party wins majority seats in Parliament
Author: 0 Zimbabwe ruling party wins majority seats in Parliament

The EU assessment is critical in determining whether Zimbabwe can fix its image and attract the foreign investors needed for an economic revival. Zimbabwe's long-ruling Zanu-PF party won a parliamentary majority in the country's election, causing opposition supporters to take to the streets alleging rigging.

Global North Korea said to be working on new missiles
Author: 0 North Korea said to be working on new missiles

In recent months, U.S. agencies have raised their estimates of the size of North Korea's nuclear arsenal. Pyongyang has appeared open to discussions surrounding its status as a nuclear state following meetings with both South Korea and the United States.

Global Judge blocks publication of plans for 3D printed plastic guns
Author: 0 Judge blocks publication of plans for 3D printed plastic guns

A weekly recap of the top political stories from The Globe, sent right to your email. The department plans to transfer oversight of firearm exports to the Commerce Department, which does not impose prior restraint on public speech. The president seemed to express surprise. The National Shooting Sports Foundation, a trade association for gun manufacturers, says concerns over 3-D printable guns are overblown because criminals are unlikely to use the expensive technology to manufacture guns.

Global Manafort's lawyers blame Gates in bank fraud trial
Author: 0 Manafort's lawyers blame Gates in bank fraud trial

Two officials said the White House had one strategy above all at the outset of Manafort's trial: Distance Trump from his former campaign chairman and downplay the legal proceedings underway in Alexandria , Virginia. Manafort is charged with bank fraud, conspiracy, preparing false tax returns and failing to disclose foreign income. Mr Trump has expressed sympathy for Mr Manafort since the charges were laid, calling him a "nice guy".

Global Paul Manafort’s first trial begins this week: Here’s what to expect
Author: 0 Paul Manafort’s first trial begins this week: Here’s what to expect

An activist holds a picture of former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort during a protest outside the Albert V. Bryan United States Courthouse. As a lobbyist, he developed a reputation for representing the unrepresentable, including former Philippine strongman Ferdinand Marcos, who was accused of torturing, abducting and killing thousands of opponents.

Global Facebook Says It Removed Pages Involved In Deceptive Political Influence Campaign
Author: 0 Facebook Says It Removed Pages Involved In Deceptive Political Influence Campaign

Facebook said the accounts - eight Facebook pages, 17 Facebook profiles, and seven Instagram accounts - were created between March 2017 and May 2018 and first discovered two weeks ago. However, it's still unclear whether the latest pages were directly tied to Russian Federation. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee who has exerted intense pressure on the social media companies, praised Facebook on Tuesday for bringing the activity ...

Global North Korea appears to be building one or two ICBMs
Author: 0 North Korea appears to be building one or two ICBMs

The pictures show that at least one and possibly two liquid-fueled ICBMs are being worked on. The evidence obtained this month is the latest to suggest ongoing activity in North Korea's nuclear and missile facilities despite talks with the United States and a June summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S.

Global Donald Trump says he had ‘very nasty’ relationship with special counsel
Author: 0 Donald Trump says he had ‘very nasty’ relationship with special counsel

Giuliani also addressed audio recordings made by former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen explaining only one has Trump on it, and that was revealed last week. CNBC noted Mueller in 2011 ended his membership at Trump National Golf Club in Virginia after a fee dispute. Trump has escalated his attacks on Mueller and the investigation he repeatedly calls a " witch hunt ", in what is seen as an attempt to influence public opinion before Mueller producer a report, and as the November midterm elections ...

Author: 0 Donald Trump claims 'you need an ID' to buy groceries

Trump was railing against the idea of noncitizens voting and advocating stricter voting laws when he claimed that IDs are required for everything else, including shopping. "We believe that only American citizens should vote in American elections, which is why the time has come for voter ID". The spot features DeSantis exhorting a child to "build the wall" using giant construction blocks, reading to a child from " The Art of the Deal ", and teaching a child to read from a Trump sign.

Author: 0 US Believes North Korea Still Building Missiles

Asked about the report , the Pentagon declined to comment. The newspaper suggests this is not an expansion of North Korea's nuclear program, but evidence that the country's development of advanced weapons has continued. But Kim did not publicly promise to end work at the country's nuclear and missile facilities , instead speaking of eventual denuclearisation. "There's no reason at this point to doubt that they do relate to Korean War losses", he added .

Global Iran remains wary on Trump’s offer of talks
Author: 0 Iran remains wary on Trump’s offer of talks

If they want to meet, I'll meet anytime they want , anytime they want, ' he said. On Monday, at a news conference with visiting Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte , Trump said: "I would certainly meet with Iran if they wanted to meet".

Global USA states make last-minute legal bid to halt 3-D online guns
Author: 0 USA states make last-minute legal bid to halt 3-D online guns

A 3-D printed gun's quality often depends on the sophistication of the printer and the quality of the plastic used. "We don't agree with President Trump very much", Washington state Assistant Attorney General Jeff Rupert told Lasnik, "but when he tweeted 'this doesn't make much sense, ' that's something we agree with".

Global Shark abducted in pram from Texas aquarium is returned
Author: 0 Shark abducted in pram from Texas aquarium is returned

Video footage of the freaky theft fed intense public curiosity - and led to solid tips from the public on the animal's likely whereabouts. A further post on Monday announced: "She's back home where she belongs!" It's estimated to be worth about $2,000.

Global Two Palestinians, including teen, dead in Gaza protests
Author: 0 Two Palestinians, including teen, dead in Gaza protests

MP Jamal al-Khudari, the head of the popular committee against the siege, condemned Israeli forces for preventing the Freedom Flotilla from reaching Gaza, seizing the ship in global waters, and redirecting it to the Ashdod seaport. It said afterwards on Twitter that the boat had been "hijacked by Israeli forces". Another activist died years later. Speaking a funeral at the Great Omari Mosque in Gaza City, Fathi Hamad hailed the "success" of what he called "peaceful" protests at the Gaza ...

Global Trump didn't know about campaigners' Russian Federation link, says Giuliani
Author: 0 Trump didn't know about campaigners' Russian Federation link, says Giuliani

The tape, which was released last week by Cohen's attorney, was one of a dozen audio recordings seized by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents during an April raid on Cohen's home, office and hotel room, CNN reported . Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, declined to comment. At the 2016 Trump Tower meeting, Trump Jr. was joined by his brother-in-law, Jared Kushner, and Trump's campaign chairman at the time, Paul Manafort.

Global I Will 'Shut Down' Government over Wall Funding, Catch and Release
Author: 0 I Will 'Shut Down' Government over Wall Funding, Catch and Release

Trump has requested $25 billion to build a wall along the southern US border with Mexico. In a Kentucky radio interview on Friday, Mr McConnell acknowledged the issue would not be resolved until later this year. The Senate will stay in session for most of August, except for a weeklong break scheduled to begin 6 August. Both chambers will have short window of working days to approve a spending bill before government funding expires.

Global 14 dead, 162 injured in Indonesia quake
Author: 0 14 dead, 162 injured in Indonesia quake

He said the embassy was also informed that there were still Malaysians in Lombok but were unable to be contacted at this point of time. Two trails were impassable following the quake, he said. The natural disaster hit early in the morning, at about 5.45 a.m. local time (6:45 p.m. Saturday ET), the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said , at a shallow depth of just 7.5 kilometers (4.6 miles).

Global What is National Register of Citizens (NRC) of Assam
Author: 0 What is National Register of Citizens (NRC) of Assam

Work on the citizens' register has accelerated under the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2 pm on Monday after Trinamool Congress MPs caused an uproar over the final draft of National Register of Citizens published by Assam government, ANI reported.

Global Ecuador has spoken to Britain about Wikileaks Assange: Ecuador president
Author: 0 Ecuador has spoken to Britain about Wikileaks Assange: Ecuador president

Assange believes that would pave the way for extradition to the United States for the publication of a huge cache of USA diplomatic and military secrets on the WikiLeaks website. "I fear, I fear, and I have said months ago, that Assange's days in the embassy are numbered", Correa affirmed. "WikiLeaks has made very clear they were not engaged in any way with the Russian state with respect to that publication".

Global Two young children and great-grandmother die in California wildfire
Author: 0 Two young children and great-grandmother die in California wildfire

Melody Bledsoe's home was engulfed in flames Thursday. Ed Bledsoe told the newspaper that he spoke to the children on the phone as he raced in vain to return in time to save them. Some 536 structures have been destroyed, with a count by the Associated Press finding that at least 300 of those are homes. Firefighters worked "aggressively" throughout the night to try to contain the flames, officials said, but the fire has been "active in all directions and has made significant runs".

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