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German SPD leader Schulz resigns

German SPD leader Schulz resigns The upheaval at the top of the SPD has distracted from party leaders' attempts to convince party members to agree to the coalition deal. The new governance agreement, however, is yet to be voted on by party members. Mr Schulz on Friday abandoned his plan to become Germany's next foreign minister after the SPD's youth wing accused him of securing a favourable position for himself. [Full Article...]

Oxfam aid worker Roland van Hauwermeiren had already been investigated by Merlin

Oxfam aid worker Roland van Hauwermeiren had already been investigated by Merlin Haiti's Ambassador to the U.K. Bochitt Edmond tells NPR's Morning Edition that his government "is willing and getting ready to take legal action against individuals" involved in the scandal - possibly van Hauwermeiren and implicated members of his staff. [Full Article...]

Iraq's reconstruction and the challenges ahead

Iraq's reconstruction and the challenges ahead Iranian Foreign Minister Spokesperson Bahram Qasemi has said that Iran will participate in the reconstruction of Iraq. Kuwait will lend one billio dollars to Iraq and commit a further one billion dollars of investment to the country, Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Sabah told an global conference on Iraq's reconstruction on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Man dies after Heathrow crash

Man dies after Heathrow crash A Heathrow spokesperson said: "We can confirm that following a serious accident involving two vehicles on our airfield, an airport colleague has passed away". Officers from the Met's Serious Collision Investigation Unit are investigating, but no arrests have been made. Emergency services remain at the site of the incident, which took place early this morning near Terminal 5. [Full Article...]

USA intelligence says Pakistan's terror ties, nukes remain a threat

USA intelligence says Pakistan's terror ties, nukes remain a threat The 2018 threat assessment presented by Mr. Coats on Tuesday says US intelligence expects Russia's activities could be a factor in the upcoming American midterm elections. Looking for news you can trust? - Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) skewered Trump for not addressing the threat Russian hackers pose to future US elections. [Full Article...]

Cyclone Gita wreaks havoc in Tonga's capital

Cyclone Gita wreaks havoc in Tonga's capital Su'a says they may be called as a response team to Tonga who was heavily struck by Tropical Cyclone Gita on Sunday night. A strong wind warning remains in force for the rest of Fiji. "At this stage, we have no reports of causalities and only minor injuries, so I think we can be grateful for that". Leweniqila praised the remarkable preparation of the Fijian communities, and said it was one ... [Full Article...]

Tillerson skipping Israel in Middle East tour

Tillerson skipping Israel in Middle East tour Tillerson's trip to Cairo comes after Vice President Mike Pence visited last month to discuss security in the region and the future of United States aid to Egypt. He also urged them to resolve a diplomatic dispute over Qatar. He is also set to visit Jordan to meet King Abdullah II and Lebanon to meet President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Hariri. [Full Article...]

Three arrested in Hawks Gupta raid in Saxonwold

Three arrested in Hawks Gupta raid in Saxonwold The raids are believed to be linked to last month's preservation order which the Asset Forfeiture Unit obtained in relation to the Estina Dairy Farm project‚ at Vrede in the Free State. "They have not been arrested or charged with anything and are still free as we speak‚" he told TimesLIVE. The Hawks have confirmed that three people have been arrested at the Gupta family compound in Saxonwold,... [Full Article...]

Porter ex-wife: Strength doesn't 'inoculate a person against abuse'

Porter ex-wife: Strength doesn't 'inoculate a person against abuse' He noted the difficulty in forcing those without full security clearance to either clear up their issues or leave the White House "as long as Kushner has an unprecedented level of access to classified information like the daily intelligence briefing". [Full Article...]

USA | Bill, Melinda Gates turn attention toward poverty in America

USA | Bill, Melinda Gates turn attention toward poverty in America On Trump, the founder of Microsoft wrote that "the America First worldview concerns me", and the pair also said his proposed cuts to foreign aid would affect their charitable work. Since 2000, the Seattle-based private foundation has amassed an endowment worth over $40 billion, which includes a large portion of billionaire investor Warren Buffett's fortune. [Full Article...]

Chinese woman rides through X-ray scanner rather than parting with purse

Chinese woman rides through X-ray scanner rather than parting with purse Reportedly, the woman refused to leave the handbag in the machine unattended. After placing her purse on the machine, she made a decision to climb on herself. She put it on the conveyor belt before climbing on herself to ensure she was with her bag at all times. Too speechless to intervene, train station staff allowed the woman to go through the X-ray with her items. [Full Article...]

Trump's lawyer says he paid $130,0000 to Stormy Daniels

Trump's lawyer says he paid $130,0000 to Stormy Daniels Mr. Cohen said that he had given a similar statement to the Federal Election Commission in response to a complaint filed by the government watchdog group Common Cause, which contended that the payment, made through a limited liability company that Mr. [Full Article...]

President Trump unveils infrastructure plan

President Trump unveils infrastructure plan President Trump described his $200 billion infrastructure proposal as just the opening gambit in a bipartisan process on Tuesday, suggesting that he's open to a bigger price tag or a different funding mix to upgrade the nation's transportation and public buildings. [Full Article...]

Syria's war mutates as nations battle for influence

Syria's war mutates as nations battle for influence The Iranian foreign ministry called the accusation "ridiculous", and the alliance fighting on behalf of the Syrian government called it a "lie", saying it had dispatched the drone to fight Islamic State in eastern Syria and that it never entered Israeli air space. [Full Article...]

Israel military court trial closed for Palestinian protester

Israel military court trial closed for Palestinian protester Tamimi, who turned 17 in prison last month, and who has been incarcerated for almost two months, appeared to be in good spirits as she entered and whispered across the courtroom to her family. Her face has appeared on street murals and posters, while an online petition organised by her father calling for her release has gathered 1.7m signatures. [Full Article...]

Omarosa Just Called Mike Pence "Scary" On 'Celebrity Big Brother'

Omarosa Just Called Mike Pence The recently departed aide has specifically set her sights on Vice President Mike Pence . Monday CBS released a clip from " Big Brother " in which Omarosa Manigault said if President Donald Trump were impeached , Vice President Mike Pence would be much worse because he is "scary". [Full Article...]

Julian Assange loses latest bid to have United Kingdom arrest warrant dropped

Julian Assange loses latest bid to have United Kingdom arrest warrant dropped Because Britain persuaded Sweden to pretend that they still wished to pursue the case . U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said a year ago that Assange's arrest was a "priority". An application to appeal this has been made by her legal team. "I hope I didn't ruin your weekend". The emails then reveal that in August 2012 the CPS lawyer told Ny, "Don't you dare get cold feet!" in relation ... [Full Article...]

Off-duty police officer fatally shot at Thompson Center ID'd

Off-duty police officer fatally shot at Thompson Center ID'd WATCH: Supt. Eddie Johnson announces the death of Commander Paul BauerSupt. The officer was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Witnesses and a police source told Fox News that police seemed to be responding to a robbery, and the fallen officer was shot as he chased the suspect. [Full Article...]

Trump's 'Blue Apron'-type plan is crumbs to the poor

Trump's 'Blue Apron'-type plan is crumbs to the poor Rather than cutting SNAP benefits or policing the food choices of recipients, it is worth asking: what type of policy reforms to SNAP would in fact reduce food insecurity and increase the likelihood that beneficiaries purchase healthy foods? Families who now use the EBT card have restrictions on what they can purchase using their benefits. [Full Article...]

France's Macron threatens Syria strikes if chemical weapon use proven

France's Macron threatens Syria strikes if chemical weapon use proven Assad has repeatedly denied using chemical weapons, but global organizations have offered convincing evidence to the contrary. "On chemical weapons, I set a red line and I reaffirm that red line". In April 2017, an attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun left hundreds of people suffering from symptoms consistent with use of a nerve agent. [Full Article...]


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