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Killing of Iowa woman stokes US immigration debate

Killing of Iowa woman stokes US immigration debate Iris Monarrez says she split up with Cristhian Bahena Rivera two years ago but stayed in close contact with him due to their little girl, Jamilet, three. Around his 16th birthday, Rivera left Guayabillo to find work in the United States, his father said. President Donald Trump and the White House have commented on the case after Rivera was said to have been an undocumented immigrant. [Full Article...]

US Version of Pompeo’s Phone Call to Khan ‘Contrary to Facts’

US Version of Pompeo’s Phone Call to Khan ‘Contrary to Facts’ The Trump Administration has been at loggerheads with Pakistan after the American president's New Year's tweet, accusing Pakistan of sheltering terrorists. "And I say this with full confidence", Qureshi said at a press conference in the capital, Islamabad . What U.S. believes it has said, Pakistan does not believe it has heard. [Full Article...]

Nazanin Zaghari-Rafcliffe granted three day furlough from Iran's notorious Evin prison

Nazanin Zaghari-Rafcliffe granted three day furlough from Iran's notorious Evin prison Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian mother jailed in Tehran, was granted an unexpected temporary release from prison yesterday in a sign that Iran may be softening over her case. "We must keep up the pressure on Iran by demanding her freedom", a tweet by the rights watchdog read. "Gabriella had picked some flowers from the family garden, and was waiting to present them - the traditi... [Full Article...]

'ED remains the president'-Chiwenga certain of court victory

'ED remains the president'-Chiwenga certain of court victory Even before polls had closed, Chamisa was tweeting that there had been "a deliberate attempt to suppress and frustrate" some of his likely voters. Mnangagwa, who has vowed to revive Zimbabwe's ruined economy , had hoped the elections would draw a line under Mugabe's repressive 37-year rule and open up a stream of foreign investment and aid. [Full Article...]

U.S. Rep. Hunter pleads not guilty to misuse of campaign funds

U.S. Rep. Hunter pleads not guilty to misuse of campaign funds Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat and potential 2020 presidential contender, used Twitter to urge her supporters to donate to Hunter's Democratic rival, Ammar Campa-Najjar, underscoring the race's new dynamics. When questioned, Duncan Hunter reportedly said his teenage son used his credit card for one game, and more unauthorized charges appeared after Duncan tried to close the webs... [Full Article...]

US firms warn China tariffs will cost Americans dearly

US firms warn China tariffs will cost Americans dearly The president of Southwire, an electrical wire, cable and cord manufacturer, said tariffs on certain cables would allow the company to remain profitable. His hard line has rattled Beijing and spurred rare criticism within the highest levels of China's ruling Communist Party over its handling of the trade dispute, sources have said. [Full Article...]

NSA leaker Reality Winner sentenced to 5 years in prison

NSA leaker Reality Winner sentenced to 5 years in prison Victor herself apologized and said she took "full responsibility" for her actions. Winner's June 3, 2017 arrest coincided with news site The Intercept publishing a classified NSA report about Russian attempts to interfere with us voting software. [Full Article...]

Venezuela hit by magnitude-7.3 natural disaster, buildings evacuated

Venezuela hit by magnitude-7.3 natural disaster, buildings evacuated The quake originated 13.5 miles (22 kilometers) from Rio Caribe, Sucre off the coast of Venezuela . The USGS said the quake had a depth of 76.5 miles. At the time she spoke, there had been at least seven of them recorded. The moves aims to stave off rampant inflation of more than 1 million percent a year, though many predict the move is unlikely to provide a quick fix. [Full Article...]

Judge Releases Juror Notes from Manafort Trial

Judge Releases Juror Notes from Manafort Trial Ellis previously said he had personally received "criticism and threats" while presiding over the trial. "So it kind of sent a message of we're bored with this and I'm thinking, 'well if you're bored then why are we here?'" Duncan said. "We applied the evidence, our notes, the witnesses, and we came up with the guilty verdicts on the eight counts". Duncan said she was speaking out to inform th... [Full Article...]

China, US in verbal clash over El Salvador dropping Taiwan

China, US in verbal clash over El Salvador dropping Taiwan The tiny country is Taiwan's last remaining ally in Africa. Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen vowed to fight China's "increasingly out of control" behaviour after the move. Relations between Taipei and Beijing have worsened since Tsai came to power as her government refuses to acknowledge that Taiwan is part of "one China". [Full Article...]

'Daesh ringleader' urges terror attacks in new audio message

'Daesh ringleader' urges terror attacks in new audio message Daesh ringleader Ibrahim al-Samarrai, aka Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has called on followers of the Takfiri outfit to keep up their terror attacks after the militant group suffered a crushing defeat in Iraq and Syria and lost all the territories it had seized there. [Full Article...]

Facebook removes 652 pages, groups and accounts linked to Iran, Russia

Facebook removes 652 pages, groups and accounts linked to Iran, Russia Facebook's post added that in an unrelated action, the company has also pulled groups and accounts associated with Russian military intelligence, mostly pushing activity focused on Syrian and Ukrainian politics. Hours later Facebook and Twitter said they removed hundreds of pages, groups and accounts linked to Russian Federation and Iran . Soon after, Twitter said it suspended 284 accoun... [Full Article...]

Trump tells Sessions he favours death penalty for fentanyl dealers

Trump tells Sessions he favours death penalty for fentanyl dealers Sessions, a former Republican senator from Alabama, was among the earliest and most high-profile supporters of Trump during a GOP primary campaign in which the mogul was shunned by most elected officials in Washington. "He took the job and then he said, 'I'm going to recuse myself.' I said, 'What kind of a man is this?'" Mueller's probe is newly energized after the conviction of Trump's former... [Full Article...]

Seattle air quality on verge of major shift - back to normal

Seattle air quality on verge of major shift - back to normal What are the health effects of wildfire smoke? By Friday, however, he said conditions should "definitely be improving". Dr. Trevor Corneil, chief medical officer for Interior Health, the Okanagan's provincial health-care co-ordinator, said Sunday even professional triathletes could struggle if particulate entered their lungs and bloodstream. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation says 63,000 troops took part in combat in Syria

Russian Federation says 63,000 troops took part in combat in Syria Iran warned on Wednesday it would hit US and Israeli targets if it were attacked by the United States after President Donald Trump's security adviser said Washington would exert maximum pressure on Tehran going beyond economic sanctions. The Trump administration slapped back sanctions this month after withdrawing from the 2015 worldwide nuclear deal with Iran, which Washington regards as insuf... [Full Article...]

Centre’s decision to refuse flood aid from other countries unfortunate: Kerala minister

Centre’s decision to refuse flood aid from other countries unfortunate: Kerala minister This means that Rs 700 crore aid offer by UAE also will not be accepted. The government of Maldives has also offered to donate Dollars 50,000 (Rs 35 lac) as an aid for flood-affected people in Kerala. While the Centre on Tuesday released Rs 600 crore to the state, the Kerala government has sought a Rs 2,600-crore special package and also demanded the Centre to raise the limit of money it can bor... [Full Article...]

United States implements $16B in tariffs on Chinese goods

There is concern that if the tariff exchange continues, China will sooner or later include USA crude oil imports in the list of products to be sold more expensively in the world's second-largest economy. "Most of the impact of the trade restrictions on economic growth will be felt in 2019", and any additional tariffs would be a "material downside scenario", they wrote. [Full Article...]

Knifeman kills mother, sister in Paris suburb attack

Knifeman kills mother, sister in Paris suburb attack The attacker killed his mother and sister before he was shot dead by police in Trappes, French authorities said . Although the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed the incident, authorities are not calling it an act of terrorism. [Full Article...]

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen considering plea deal on bank fraud charges

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen considering plea deal on bank fraud charges This email will be delivered to your inbox once a day in the morning. Deputy U.S. Attorney Robert Khuzami said Cohen decided, as a lawyer, that he was above the law and would pay a "very, very serious price" for his actions. One of the unlawful campaign contributions involved a corporation. An activist reacts to the announcement that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been foun... [Full Article...]

U.S. heaps more sanctions on top of Russian Federation

U.S. heaps more sanctions on top of Russian Federation In a separate announcement on Tuesday, Treasury also sanctioned two Russian individuals and two entities it said were making attempts to get around existing USA sanctions. As if to back up Hunt's assertions, top administration officials told US lawmakers Tuesday they are prepared to impose additional sanctions on Russian Federation if its behavior does not change. [Full Article...]


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