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USA extends North Korea-related sanctions

USA extends North Korea-related sanctions September 6, the US Treasury imposed sanctions against North Korean companies and citizens of the DPRK for conducting cyber attacks. North Korea's official KCNA news agency said USA accusations that it was responsible for cyber attacks in 2014 and 2017 were a "smear campaign" and a man sanctioned by Washington earlier this month did not exist. [Full Article...]

Johnson says supports May, opposes her Brexit plan - newspaper

Johnson says supports May, opposes her Brexit plan - newspaper She is aiming to strike a deal with Brussels by autumn, that will then be voted on by MPs in Britain, and the EU27. Asked if she would reassure the Tory party that she was not determined to go on and on, she told the BBC's Panorama programme: "I get a little bit irritated but this debate is not about my future". [Full Article...]

Paul Manafort Reaches Tentative Plea Deal With Robert Mueller's Team

Paul Manafort Reaches Tentative Plea Deal With Robert Mueller's Team CNN also reported of a plea deal, however, they said the two parties were "close" to a deal rather than it already been finalized. "It's close but not there yet", one of the sources said of negotiations in the second case against Manafort arising from Mueller's investigation of USA intelligence agencies' conclusions that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 US election, which Moscow deni... [Full Article...]

Resignation: Buhari thanks Kemi Adeosun

Resignation: Buhari thanks Kemi Adeosun Minister toed the path of honour by choosing to step down so that her NYSC Certificate issue is not used against the president and the party during the general elections by the opposition". The source cited by the newspaper had said the resignation followed the allegation of not participating in the compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC ) and obtaining a certificate that the NYSC have dis... [Full Article...]

Canada sees more NAFTA talks this week, much work remains

Canada sees more NAFTA talks this week, much work remains A well-placed source had earlier told Reuters that Freeland planned to return to Washington for more talks on Thursday with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, adding that plenty of work remained. The U.S. and Mexico are intent on wrapping up the matter before December 1, when Mexico's new president will be sworn in. NAFTA underpins $1.2 trillion in trade. [Full Article...]

Sen. Jeff Merkley: Trump Shorting Disaster Funding To Pay For Immigrant Detention

Sen. Jeff Merkley: Trump Shorting Disaster Funding To Pay For Immigrant Detention However, the documents say the shifts come out of FEMA accounts that include such categories as "Response and Recovery" and "Mission Support". His office has shared the file with NPR. "The money in question-transferred to ICE from FEMA's routine operating expenses-could not have been used for hurricane response due to appropriation limitations", he said. [Full Article...]

30,000 Civilians Displaced from Idlib Province

30,000 Civilians Displaced from Idlib Province The UN has warned that such an offensive would lead to the "worst humanitarian catastrophe in the 21st century". "They did not differentiate between civilians and others", he told Reuters from a village near the Bab al-Hawa crossing with Turkey. [Full Article...]

Trump expected to visit areas hit by Hurricane Florence

Trump expected to visit areas hit by Hurricane Florence Hundreds of thousands of water bottles meant for victims of Hurricane Maria are still sitting at a Puerto Rico airport - almost a year after the deadly storm, according to a report. Thursday's tweets drew the ire of Carmen Yulin Cruz, the mayor of Puerto Rico's capital, San Juan , who has sharply criticized both the president and his administration's response to Maria. [Full Article...]

Super typhoon Mangkhut threatens Philippines, HK & China

Super typhoon Mangkhut threatens Philippines, HK & China Poor communities reliant on fishing are some of the most vulnerable to typhoon winds and the storm surge that pounds the coast. More than four million people were at risk of flooding, power cuts and wind damage on Saturday as Typhoon Mangkhut barrelled into the Philippines. [Full Article...]

Trump campaign chief Manafort will help Mueller investigation in plea deal

Trump campaign chief Manafort will help Mueller investigation in plea deal Another 26 people and three businesses, in Russia, have been indicted, including 12 Russian military intelligence officers accused of involvement in the hacking of the Democratic National Committee computers in 2016. "This had absolutely nothing to do with the President or his victorious 2016 Presidential campaign", she said . The truth just might implicate the president. [Full Article...]

MPs to reject British PM's Brexit deal: ex-minister

MPs to reject British PM's Brexit deal: ex-minister He said, however, he personally was no part of any leadership challenge, while another MP who attended said only five or six MPs openly discussed removing May. Barnier refused to comment on the divisions in the governing British Conservative Party over Brexit. Mr Baker, a former chairman of the influential pro-Brexit European Research Group of Conservatives, urged Mrs May to negotiate a free tra... [Full Article...]

German Catholic Church admits "shameful" abuse legacy after stats leaked

German Catholic Church admits The mass aims to "give voice to the pain and suffering of the survivors of clergy sexual abuse and failures in episcopal oversight, while also recognizing the pain and wound of the whole Church", he wrote. Only one in three (566 out of 1,670 accused) were subject to disciplinary hearings by the Church, and most got away with minimal punishment, said Die Zeit weekly, also citing the report. [Full Article...]

Rockfall at Navagio Beach in Zakynthos injures tourists

Rockfall at Navagio Beach in Zakynthos injures tourists Navagio is one of Greece's most popular beaches , taking its name from the remains of a cargo ship that was wrecked there almost 40 years ago. The other three people injured were treated and released. O'Connell described the piece of rock that fell as being as big as a four-storey building, crashing down onto the beach . Meanwhile, some boats were capsizing in the strong waves. [Full Article...]

Australian Prime Minister apologises for tweeting Fatman Scoop song

Australian Prime Minister apologises for tweeting Fatman Scoop song However, it didn't take long before some people started pointing out other less innocent lyrics from that song, including explicit references and swearing. Scott Morrison's freaky Twitter video. 'You got a ten dollar bill, get your hands up!' We get it guys, you make way to much money for doing very little work. [Full Article...]

Ex-NSA chief wishes Trump had pressed Putin on Russian election attacks

Ex-NSA chief wishes Trump had pressed Putin on Russian election attacks Trump has called the federal investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election a "witch hunt". Trump has drawn widespread criticism for not taking threats to the USA electoral system seriously enough, particularly Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race. [Full Article...]

Gas explosions drive thousands from homes in Boston suburbs

Gas explosions drive thousands from homes in Boston suburbs Massachusetts State Police said they had responded to 70 reports of fires, explosions and the smell of gas in a widespread zone encompassing the east coast towns of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover . The gas firm's parent company, Indiana-based NiSource, earlier said its thoughts were with those affected. At least 100 buildings have been destroyed or severely damaged after explosions t... [Full Article...]

Trump Falsely Claims 3000 Puerto Ricans Did Not Die After Hurricane Maria

Trump Falsely Claims 3000 Puerto Ricans Did Not Die After Hurricane Maria This group that's doing this estimate would say you and I weigh somewhere between 100 and 300 pounds, plus or minus. President Trump retweeted the video clip Thursday night. "The people that went through this, they know what happened". A small number of Republicans seemed to side with the president. President Trump was "disrespectful", he said, to dismiss the government's assessment that 2,975... [Full Article...]

Scotland's 'danger to life' warning from Met Office over tropical storm

Scotland's 'danger to life' warning from Met Office over tropical storm On the forecast track, Isaac will move over the eastern and central Caribbean Sea during the next few days. Sea conditions around Barbados are forecast to deteriorate later today and will continue into Thursday with swells expected to peak near 3.5 metres in open water. [Full Article...]

Woman Who Wrote About Killing Husbands Charged With Killing Husband

Woman Who Wrote About Killing Husbands Charged With Killing Husband While this type of story might normally be newsworthy only at the local level, this particular crime has a twist: the suspect wrote an essay entitled, " How to Murder Your Husband ". Her next court appearance is scheduled for September 17. Someone probably should have asked her if her own marriage was okay. "Never really saw them together very often", one neighbor said. [Full Article...]

Putin: Britain's poison suspects 'civilians,' not criminals

Putin: Britain's poison suspects 'civilians,' not criminals Prime Minister Theresa May said police and prosecutors now believe the attack on Sergei Skripal was carried out by two Russian military intelligence officers who were nearly certainly acting with the approval of senior Russian officials. When charges were brought against Petrov and Boshirov last week, Russian media reports appeared to tacitly accept that they were Russians but rejected the possibi... [Full Article...]


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