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Barack Obama delivers eulogy for late Senator John McCain

Barack Obama delivers eulogy for late Senator John McCain Meghan McCain remembered "the love of a father who mentors as much as comforts" and said she came to appreciate how much he suffered and how he triumphed over the years of torture he endured at the hands of his North Vietnamese captors. "At any moment, he might be preparing an eloquent reflection on human liberty - or a devastating joke, served up with his signature cackle and that John McCain ... [Full Article...]

Pro-Russia leader is murdered in Ukraine

Pro-Russia leader is murdered in Ukraine Russian President Vladimir Putin lauded Zakharchenko as "a true people's leader" and promised residents of Donetsk that "Russia always will be with you". Russia's Interfax news agency cited local sources as saying suspects had been detained, but there was no official confirmation. At least five other leading separatist commanders have been killed in unexplained circumstances not connected to f... [Full Article...]

Biden, NFL star deliver tributes to McCain at Phoenix memorial service

Biden, NFL star deliver tributes to McCain at Phoenix memorial service After the service, McCain's wife of 38 years, Cindy, bowed over the casket, clasped her hands and appeared to pray there. Bridget McCain is from Bangladesh, a South Asian country that is located just east of India. Trump obtained deferments during the Vietnam War for his college education and then for bone spurs in his heels. Former Sen. Joe Lieberman, a Democrat-turned-independent, was Vice P... [Full Article...]

Dutch politician Geert Wilders cancels Muhammad cartoon contest after death threats

Dutch politician Geert Wilders cancels Muhammad cartoon contest after death threats The protest has grown on the way. The party's firebrand chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi in Jhelum also warned Khan to remove any hurdles. Later on Thursday, the Dutch lawmaker, Geert Wilders , said he was canceling the contest, saying the anger it generated could put more people than just him at risk. [Full Article...]

Zarif meets Pakistan PM Imran Khan in Islamabad

Zarif meets Pakistan PM Imran Khan in Islamabad Prime Minister said that human resource development is a priority of his Government. Elsewhere in the statement , it said Zarif "extended best wishes of the Iranian leadership and the people of Iran on the election victory led by Prime Minister Imran Khan ". [Full Article...]

European Union reportedly willing to scrap vehicle tariffs in trade deal with US

European Union reportedly willing to scrap vehicle tariffs in trade deal with US Investors feared US President Donald Trump would follow through on a June tweet that stipulated that if the European Union does not remove duties on US cars, then the US will have no choice but to impose a 20% tariff of its own. Such a move, hurting producers like Volkswagen's Porsche and Audi nameplates that don't have United States production, would raise the sticker price on cars shipped from... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Maria death toll lifted

Hurricane Maria death toll lifted The revised death toll is almost 50 times the previous estimate of 64. A Pennsylvania State University study put the number at 1,085. "I only hope they don't get hit again because they were hit by two in a row", Trump said. Repeated power cuts also led to an increased number of deaths from diabetes and sepsis. He said he could not order the government to do "that which in a humanitarian and ca... [Full Article...]

Iran Mulls Exiting Nuclear Deal Amid Sanctions

Iran Mulls Exiting Nuclear Deal Amid Sanctions Tensions were escalated further with the United States after the Supreme Leader also said Iran would not negotiate with "indecent and confrontational" officials over any new agreement. Separately, judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei said special prosecutors would swiftly deal with economic crime, including profiteering from foreign exchange and gold dealings, illegal imports of luxu... [Full Article...]

North Korea Still Making Cluster Bombs

North Korea Still Making Cluster Bombs Details, including when, are still unclear. Since then, relations have cooled and a planned visit by the top USA diplomat to North Korea was scrapped last week because Trump said insufficient progress toward denuclearization had been made. [Full Article...]

Trump rally worker removed from future events after blocking lens of photojournalist

Trump rally worker removed from future events after blocking lens of photojournalist A photo of the incident, which went viral on social media after the rally, shows the unidentified volunteer stretching the back of his hand over the lens of the photographer's camera as he attempts to capture the moment. We're always happy to have President Trump in IN, but Hoosiers still want a senator who always puts them first before any politician or political party. [Full Article...]

Thousands line up in Washington to say goodbye to John McCain

At North Phoenix Baptist church, an estimated 3,500 mourners, including family, friends, 24 Senate colleagues, Arizona athletes and other dignitaries celebrated the life of a man who was a Vietnam prisoner of war, a United States representative, a six-term senator and a two-time presidential candidate. [Full Article...]

Rain falls as John McCain's casket escorted into Capitol

Rain falls as John McCain's casket escorted into Capitol As President Trump said yesterday, we respect his service to the country", Pence said . He then went on to extoll the virtues of the late Arizona Republican who died of brain cancer on Saturday at 81, choking back tears at moments and smiling in fond remembrance at others. [Full Article...]

Trump won't say if Sessions' job is safe after November

Trump won't say if Sessions' job is safe after November Wallace told Trace Gallagher this afternoon Sessions has clearly been a "punching bag" for Trump for a while now, so perhaps getting a small "reprieve" may come as temporary relief. Now it's being reported that the president is personally lobbying GOP senators to flip on his attorney general. He is a fine man. Some have said firing Sessions would be political suicide for President Trump. [Full Article...]

DOJ official told lawmakers Russian Federation had Trump 'over a barrel'

DOJ official told lawmakers Russian Federation had Trump 'over a barrel' Ohr was told Sessions and Rosenstein did not want him in the post because it involved White House meetings, the sources told the AP. Later, a Justice Department official told Fox News: "It is unusual for anyone to wear two hats as he has done recently". [Full Article...]

Manafort-Linked Republican Lobbyist Reaches Plea Deal Over Ukraine Work

Manafort-Linked Republican Lobbyist Reaches Plea Deal Over Ukraine Work Patten pleaded guilty to violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), a federal law governing foreign lobbying, in federal court in D.C. on Friday. Patten appeared before U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who will oversee Manafort's upcoming trial. The law is aimed at promoting transparency about lobbying efforts in the United States. [Full Article...]

Blast kills leader of Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists

Mr Zakharchenko was born on June 26 1972 and joined the DPR's militia in 2014, when Ukraine was shaken by a series of violent riots and protests. The Security Service of Ukraine confirmed Zakharchenko's death and suggested that his death could be the result of internal criminal conflicts among militants, primarily related to the re-distribution of businesses seized in 2014-2018. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump to visit Ireland in November

Mr Trump spent four days in the United Kingdom in July, having cancelled an earlier trip originally planned for February . A statement from the White House press secretary said he hoped to "renew the deep and historic ties" between the two countries. [Full Article...]

Amsterdam station: Suspect shot after double stabbing

Amsterdam station: Suspect shot after double stabbing It is not known at this stage whether the incident is terror-related. Police told Dutch media that the assailant's motive was unknown, and later tweeted that they were "looking at all scenarios". Police in Amsterdam shot and wounded a suspect following a stabbing at the city's busy central railway station. Amsterdam's Central Station is a busy entry and exit point for visitors to the D... [Full Article...]

Toronto Police investigate shooting at Yorkdale Mall

Toronto Police investigate shooting at Yorkdale Mall The TTC is bypassing Yorkdale Station at this time. Mall officials said stores that were locked down during the incident would remain closed until morning. "It definitely makes you think about safety in Toronto". The Toronto Transit Commission said subway trains are not stopping at the mall. After the shots rang out, a throng of panicked people forced themselves inside the office, looking fo... [Full Article...]

USA will 'cut all funds to United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees'

USA will 'cut all funds to United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees' Most are descendants of people who fled Palestine in the 1948 war that led to the creation of the state of Israel. Dave Harden, a former US Agency for International Development official, told Foreign Policy that the decision to cut UNWRA funding could embolden Hamas. [Full Article...]


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