Israel seizes Swedish activist ship en route to Gaza

The political bureau is discussing Egyptian proposals for a truce with Israel and the United Nations -led reconstruction of Gaza, said Ghazi Hamad, a Gaza-based official in the group. His return to Gaza has been interpreted in Israeli and Palestinian... More..

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European Union tells businesses to boost trade with Iran despite USA sanctions
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

European Union tells businesses to boost trade with Iran despite USA sanctions

He blasted the agreement yet again yesterday, calling it a "horrible, one-sided deal (that) failed to achieve the fundamental objective of blocking all paths to an Iranian nuclear bomb". The German carmaker h...More..

Trump admits son met Russian to get dirt on Clinton
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Trump admits son met Russian to get dirt on Clinton

He claimed the meeting was "totally legal" - questionable - and asserted he "did not know about it!" That misleading statement, which the White House later admitted was drafted with the president's help, ...More..

18 killed in Russian helicopter crash in Siberia
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

18 killed in Russian helicopter crash in Siberia

The helicopter, which belonged to UTair, a Russian airline , crashed Saturday morning in the north of Krasnoyarsk region, eastern Siberia, near the Vankor oil pumping station. "The second take-off was perfor...More..

Mendocino Complex Fire now second-largest in California history
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Mendocino Complex Fire now second-largest in California history

The Ranch and River fires , which span Lake and Mendocino counties, are burning about 14 miles apart and have destroyed 75 homes. While containment grew to 47 percent, burned acreage grew over the weekend, a...More..

9-year-old robbed at lemonade stand in Monroe
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

9-year-old robbed at lemonade stand in Monroe

John's Forest in Monroe around 3:00 p.m. Saturday. Fox News reports that the suspect was described as "a black male teen wearing a camouflage hat and black shirt". Investigators said they recovered a meta...More..

Gates testifies he and Manafort committed crimes
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Gates testifies he and Manafort committed crimes

District Judge T.S. Ellis, who scolded prosecutors for certain topics of inquiry - that was focused mainly on the work he and Manafort did together in Ukraine that predated Trump's campaign. One is a bank emplo...More..

NTSB update on deadly small plane crash in SoCal
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

NTSB update on deadly small plane crash in SoCal

It was not clear if any people on the ground were hit. A twin-engine Cessna bound for John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California , crashed into the parking lot of a Staples office supply store on Sund...More..

11 children found in squalid compound near New Mexico/Colorado state line
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

11 children found in squalid compound near New Mexico/Colorado state line

The men had refused to follow verbal direction, police said, who added the raid went without major incident or injuries even as Wahhaj needed to be 'taken down'. None of the adults said anything about the boy...More..

Dozens shot across Chicago in spate of overnight violence
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

Dozens shot across Chicago in spate of overnight violence

Many of those victims were wounded in a string of six mass shootings in seven hours early Sunday . Forty-four people were shot, including five who died, during a 14-hour time span Sunday in Chicago , CNN ...More..

1 dead after explosion destroys part of Italian highway
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

1 dead after explosion destroys part of Italian highway

Video footage filmed from a auto which had stopped a short distance away shows a huge plume of dense black smoke - followed by a thunderous explosion and fire ball which rocks the vehicle. Bologna is the live...More..

Hurricane Hector strengthens as it marches across Central Pacific
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

Hurricane Hector strengthens as it marches across Central Pacific

Some weather predictions show the storm on a course to collide with the Kilauea Volcano , which has been spewing lava into communities on the Big Island for three months. "Some fluctuations in intensity are ex...More..

Mom accused of drowning daughter had been cleared of abuse
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

Mom accused of drowning daughter had been cleared of abuse

Joseph's Hospital. At around 4 p.m. calls started coming into police from witnesses who saw the mother park near the river then drag the girl by her arms from the vehicle into the water. A witness said they...More..

As sanctions bite, where next for Trump’s Iran strategy
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

As sanctions bite, where next for Trump’s Iran strategy

It seeks to forbid European Union persons from complying with USA sanctions, allow for the recovery of related damages and counter court rulings to enforce American penalties. The EU statement commits the remai...More..

Manafort trial day 4: Accountant concedes possible wrongdoing, Manafort's double life
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

Manafort trial day 4: Accountant concedes possible wrongdoing, Manafort's double life

After a back-and-forth discussion about how much income should be reclassified as a loan to aid Manafort, they settled on $900,000, she testified. She dealt less frequently with Gates, Manafort's former right...More..

Venezuela arrests 6 over drone explosions during Maduro speech
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

Venezuela arrests 6 over drone explosions during Maduro speech

The Broad Front opposition alliance issued a statement accusing the government or leaping to the assumption the explosions were an assassination attempt and of making "irresponsible" accusations without any pro...More..

Trump drums up support in OH ahead of special election
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

Trump drums up support in OH ahead of special election

As NPR reported, President Donald Trump's fiscal policies have been receiving significant pushback, not only from global allies and Democrats but also from Republicans. Murphy said he is wary of a strategy ...More..

Saudi Arabia expelling Canadian ambassador and suspending new trade with Canada
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

Saudi Arabia expelling Canadian ambassador and suspending new trade with Canada

Saudi Arabia is one of Canada's biggest export markets in the Gulf region and more than 15,000 Saudi students attend Canadian schools and universities. Badawi's wife Ensaf Haidar has been granted asylum by Cana...More..

Iran snubs offer of a meeting by Trump
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

Iran snubs offer of a meeting by Trump

Trump wrote on Twitter late Saturday. On May 8, President Donald Trump pulled the USA out of the JCPOA, which was struck in 2015 between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus G...More..

Trump Defends Son's Meeting With Russians as `Totally Legal'
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

Trump Defends Son's Meeting With Russians as `Totally Legal'

Sent via Twitter for iPhone. Young Trump responded "I love it" when first offered the "dirt" on Clinton, the Democratic nominee. The biggest question has been whether or not Trump's lawyers should allow th...More..

President Donald Trump endorses Republican Bill Lee for Tennessee Governor
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

President Donald Trump endorses Republican Bill Lee for Tennessee Governor

Senate are former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen , Gary Davis and John Wolfe. Former state economic development chief Randy Boyd, who had the backing of former Arkansas Gov. ".Tennessee is a more conservat...More..

Twin NorCal Wildfires Force Thousands to Flee, Dozens Of Homes Destroyed
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

Twin NorCal Wildfires Force Thousands to Flee, Dozens Of Homes Destroyed

This is the seventh death associated with the Carr Fire , and the ninth death of this wildfire season. It has so far killed a firefighter, bulldozer operator, and a grandmother with her two grandchildren, ...More..

Rogue Goats Take Over Idaho Neighborhood. (We're Not Kidding.)
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

Rogue Goats Take Over Idaho Neighborhood. (We're Not Kidding.)

The herd was spotted on Summerwind Drive in West Boise. KTVB reports that Animal Control got involved by bringing one solitary truck. And by 9:00 a.m., the party was over. "They're very creative escape arti...More..

China won't accept U.S. trade 'blackmail': state media
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

China won't accept U.S. trade 'blackmail': state media

He also said China was "for the first time doing poorly against us". But China is somewhat limited with the extent of what tit-for-tat trade measures are at its disposal, as it exports far more goods to t...More..

Clash of GOP titans as Trump vs. Kochs feud escalates
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

Clash of GOP titans as Trump vs. Kochs feud escalates

Officials with the Koch network, which was founded by billionaires Charles and David Koch and has pumped millions of dollars into elections helping Republicans, warned last weekend the group would be willing ...More..

Vatican Draft Alters Catechism Wording on Capital Punishment, Calling It 'Inadmissible'
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

Vatican Draft Alters Catechism Wording on Capital Punishment, Calling It 'Inadmissible'

Dunham also said about a dozen innocent people have been executed since the reinstatement of capital punishment in the United States in the 1970s. " Dead Man Walking " was made into a 1995 film that starred...More..

Khartoum: All systems ready for South Sudan peace deal
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

Khartoum: All systems ready for South Sudan peace deal

In his speech at the signing ceremony, the Kenyan President Kenyatta praised the efforts done by President Omer al-Bashir to achieve the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 21005 and now to facilitate and mediate ...More..

Chinese tourist, 12, abducted from DC-area airport, police say
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

Chinese tourist, 12, abducted from DC-area airport, police say

Authorities say the girl was in the United States as part of a tour group when she left the airport with an unknown woman at about 8:15 a.m. Virginia State Police, the FBI, Metropolitan Washington Airports ...More..

Tsunami warning issued after magnitude 7.0 quake rocks Indonesia, tourist hotspot Bali
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

Tsunami warning issued after magnitude 7.0 quake rocks Indonesia, tourist hotspot Bali

A magnitude 6.4 quake hit Lombok, which is just east of Bali, on July 29, killing 16 people . "All the hotel guests were running so I did too". Singer Gary Barlow, who is on holiday in Bali, was among thos...More..

Thousands expected to protest contentious Israel nation bill
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

Thousands expected to protest contentious Israel nation bill

The Druze serve in the military, unlike most of the country's Arab citizens, who overwhelmingly follow Sunni Islam and have close family ties with Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied territories. Israeli media...More..

20 people killed after airplane crashes into Swiss Alps mountainside: authorities
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

20 people killed after airplane crashes into Swiss Alps mountainside: authorities

Police said they are not aware of any distress call from the aircraft before it crashed. The mountainous area in southeastern Switzerland is popular with hikers and skiers and includes a glacier. "At the moment...More..

Denmark veil ban: First woman charged for wearing niqab
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

Denmark veil ban: First woman charged for wearing niqab

The woman was informed she would receive a fine of 1,000 kroner ($156, 134 euros) in the post, and was told to either remove her veil or leave the public space. Both women were charged with disturbing the peace...More..

Joseph Pappas, Man Suspected of Killing George HW Bush's Doctor, Found Dead
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

Joseph Pappas, Man Suspected of Killing George HW Bush's Doctor, Found Dead

Joseph James Pappas , 62, was wanted by police for the murder of Dr Mark Hausknecht in Houston , Texas on July 20. At the time, the chief said there was some evidence Pappas might have been a Harris County...More..

China and SE Asian states to hold naval exercises
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

China and SE Asian states to hold naval exercises

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is also in the region this week, and will be attending the Ministerial Meetings between August 3 and 4 as well as visiting Malaysia and Indonesia, in part to discuss the cont...More..

'Extraordinary': Aussie climber rescued in NZ
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

'Extraordinary': Aussie climber rescued in NZ

He said it was wonderful that Harch was able to stand up and wave when the helicopter arrived. "The helicopter crews, Wanaka Alpine Cliff Rescue team and Police all deserve the highest praise for the work they'...More..