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El Salvador Denies Money Behind Cutting Ties with Taiwan

El Salvador Denies Money Behind Cutting Ties with Taiwan However, Beijing considers it a stray province to be brought back into the fold, by force if necessary, with President Xi Jinping repeatedly underscoring the importance of territorial integrity to China's resurgence. The U.S.is El Salvador's largest commercial partner and also home to an estimated 2 million Salvadoran migrants, including people in the country legally and illegally. [Full Article...]

U.S. Attorney General hits back at Trump's criticism of his leadership

U.S. Attorney General hits back at Trump's criticism of his leadership Jeff Sessions , never took control of the Justice Department . In any other administration, a president openly asking his Department of Justice to investigate his political rivals would seem like kind of a big deal. "At the right time, I think I'm going to have to do the documents", he said. He cited two former Federal Bureau of Investigation officials, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, who were sha... [Full Article...]

Manafort juror says 'one holdout' kept jury from convicting on all counts

Manafort juror says 'one holdout' kept jury from convicting on all counts Duncan said it was the holdout who prompted the jury to send a note to Judge T.S. Ellis asking for an explanation of the term "reasonable doubt", the standard of proof in United States criminal trials. The president then pointed at his head and said, "Because without this thinking you would see, you would see numbers that you wouldn't believe in reverse". [Full Article...]

Reality Winner to Be Sentenced for Leaking Sensitive Government Intel

Reality Winner to Be Sentenced for Leaking Sensitive Government Intel In court Thursday, Winner apologized and acknowledged that what she did was wrong. The 26-year-old, who has spent almost two years in jail, was accused of passing a National Security Agency report to The Intercept in 2016. Two years later, former Central Intelligence Agency officer Jeffrey Sterling got a 42-month sentence for leaking to The New York Times classified information about a s... [Full Article...]

Kerala CM visits relief camps in Chengannur

Kerala CM visits relief camps in Chengannur The Kerala state chief minister called for "high level" talks with the national government so the UAE money could be accepted. However, media reports suggest that India is most likely to decline any foreign financial aid for flood relief operations in Kerala. [Full Article...]

Three dead after knife attack in Paris suburb

Three dead after knife attack in Paris suburb Mr Collomb said police shot and killed the man after he came out of his mother's house wielding a knife and ignored their warnings. The minister said he wasn't considered to be someone engaged in terrorism. Islamic State's Thursday claim was issued before authorities confirmed that the attacker's two victims were his relatives. When it initially sounded like an act of terror, ISIS quickly ju... [Full Article...]

USA seeks to overthrow Iranian regime: Tehran

USA seeks to overthrow Iranian regime: Tehran Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the Iranian nation will never again allow Washington to launch a coup against their government and overthrow it with the help of London like the one orchestrated in August 1953. "Americans are imposing sanctions they claim they are supporting freedom, human rights, and global and regional security". Experts say the 1953 coup, known as ... [Full Article...]

Ex-Trump Atty Cohen Pleads Guilty To Tax, Campaign Charges

Ex-Trump Atty Cohen Pleads Guilty To Tax, Campaign Charges Lanny Davis, a lawyer for Cohen, declined to comment. The jury returned the decision after deliberating four days on the charges of tax evasion and bank fraud against the former Trump campaign chairman. AT&T also met with Cohen and later said the company had hired "several consultants" to help "understand" the current administration. Trump has denied those claims. [Full Article...]

South Africans aren't happy with Trump's land expropriation tweet

South Africans aren't happy with Trump's land expropriation tweet The South African government issued a reply hours later via Twitter stating that it rejected overtures that sought to divide the nation and 'reminds us of our colonial past'. Even those people who have land are now beginning to realise the injustices of the past‚ he said. Violent crime is a serious problem across South Africa and 47 farmers were killed in 2017-28, according to statistics from ... [Full Article...]

Australia PM Malcolm Turnbull's troubled leadership hangs in balance

Australia PM Malcolm Turnbull's troubled leadership hangs in balance With the inevitable crunch point looming, Turnbull castigated his opponents, both inside the government and a media chorus hostile to his prime ministership. Turnbull had defeated Dutton 48-35 in a surprise vote on Tuesday. Bishop, from Western Australia , has been deputy Liberal leader since 2007 under multiple leaders. [Full Article...]

Islamic State chief urges militants to fight on

Islamic State chief urges militants to fight on He admits that Isis groups are losing and that it is a test from Allah, saying they need to stick together. Baghdadi, who has a $25m (£19m) U.S. bounty on his head, has been reported killed or wounded on a number of occasions. Isisi leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi speaks during his sole public appearance in 2014 in the Iraqi city of Mosul. Al-Baghdadi also said, "America is going through the wor... [Full Article...]

Taiwan loses third ally this year to China

Taiwan loses third ally this year to China Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi praised El Salvador's decision to "recognise there is one China in the world". Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu on Tuesday condemned what he called China's campaign of luring away Taiwan's allies with promises of vast financial aid and investment. [Full Article...]

Facebook to rate users on trustworthiness

Facebook to rate users on trustworthiness But the leading social network disputed as "just plain wrong" a Washington Post report that it has developed an overall "reputation score" for its users as part of the initiative. "For example, if someone previously gave us feedback that an article was false and the article was confirmed false by a fact-checker, then we might weight that person's future false-news feedback more than someone wh... [Full Article...]

Peter Dutton Launches Second Leadership Coup Against Malcolm Turnbull

Peter Dutton Launches Second Leadership Coup Against Malcolm Turnbull Treasurer Scott Morrison has also kept his support for Mr Turnbull and those loyal to the Prime Minister insisted their numbers remained solid. Malcolm Turnbull is technically still the Prime Minister, but he no longer has the trust of the Liberal party room. [Full Article...]

In a setback to Trump, Cohen pleads guilty, Manafort convicted

In a setback to Trump, Cohen pleads guilty, Manafort convicted Regardless, this is still bad news for Trump, as we will soon be able to say "the president's former fixer, who pleaded guilty to crime (s)", which will logically beg a follow-up question: is Trump implicated in any of his fixer's admitted (or unadmitted) crime (s)? The New York Times reported that the 51-year-old had reached a deal with prosecutors to resolve his case. [Full Article...]

Major quake hits ill-prepared Venezuela, little damage reported

Major quake hits ill-prepared Venezuela, little damage reported Residents in Georgetown and West Bank Demerara Wednesday morning at about 9:27 reported feeling a slight tremor that lasted for less than one minute. People gathered in streets, plazas and parks - any place to get away from buildings - and hugged each other. [Full Article...]

Malaysia, China welcome investment in each other's country for mutual benefit

Malaysia, China welcome investment in each other's country for mutual benefit But Mahathir also put on a positive front with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing on Monday, with the two leaders overseeing the signing of agreements on currency swaps and plans to increase imports of Malaysian frozen durian and palm oil. [Full Article...]

Colorado man charged in deaths of pregnant wife, daughters

Colorado man charged in deaths of pregnant wife, daughters Rourke told reporters. Thursday, Aug. 16-The bodies of Shanann, Bella , and Celeste are found on the property of Anadarko Petroleum, where Shanann and Chris both worked before the murders. As the district attorney of Boulder County, Stan Garnett remembers receiving dozens of calls and letters as his office prosecuted a woman accused of cutting open a pregnant woman's belly and removing her ... [Full Article...]

Search called off in Italy gorge flood that killed 10

Search called off in Italy gorge flood that killed 10 Eleven people were injured in the flash floods, out of whom those with serious injuries were admitted to hospitals in Cosenza and the rest in the city of Castrovillari, officials said. On Monday, this part of Calabria experienced several hours of heavy rain and strong winds although conditions began to improve during the evening. Raganello Gorge is very narrow and high, making flooding especiall... [Full Article...]

Why Trump let Don McGahn talk to Mueller

Why Trump let Don McGahn talk to Mueller In a note to Trump's legal team over the weekend - after The New York Times reported on the magnitude of McGahn's cooperation with the Russian Federation probe - McGahn's lawyer Bill Burck said that the White House counsel "did not incriminate him", meaning Trump. [Full Article...]


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