Strong quake shakes Venezuela; buildings evacuated in Caracas

The USGS said the tremor occurred just after 5:30 pm (2130 GMT), with the epicenter close to the coast of the state of Sucre, at a depth of 123 kilometers. Footage captured at the scene shows people shouting "quake" as Cabello and others looked ... More..

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Canada renews criticism of Saudi rights abuses amid spat 2hr
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Canada renews criticism of Saudi rights abuses amid spat 2hr

HRW's Middle East director Leah Whitson said: "Any execution is appalling, but seeking the death penalty for activists like Israa al-Ghomgham, who are not even accused of violent behavior, is monstrous". But ...More..

I would consider Manafort pardon, market would crash if impeached
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

I would consider Manafort pardon, market would crash if impeached

These charges against Manafort came to light during the course of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the possibility that members of Trump's team colluded with Russians. One juror, she said, ...More..

China expects Taiwan's last Africa ally will switch to Beijing soon
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

China expects Taiwan's last Africa ally will switch to Beijing soon

In a statement Wednesday, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen referred to El Salvador's switch in allegiance to Beijing. After Burkina Faso broke diplomatic ties with Taiwan in May, eSwatini has informed Tai...More..

Facebook says it yanked hundreds of pages and accounts created to 'mislead'
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Facebook says it yanked hundreds of pages and accounts created to 'mislead'

Microsoft said it had no evidence the hackers succeeded in compromising any user credentials or stole any data. Facebook reported accounts affiliated with the group promoted at least three Facebook event...More..

Jeff Sessions: US attorney general hits back at Trump
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Jeff Sessions: US attorney general hits back at Trump

Sessions, a senator from Alabama prior to his confirmation as attorney general, acted as an adviser and surrogate for the Trump campaign. Trump's criticism of the Justice Department has gone further than just...More..

Seattle air quality on verge of major shift - back to normal
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

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

Forrest Tower, an information officer with the BC Wildfire Service, said smoke preventing aerial reconnaissance and firefighting operations was the "biggest struggle" for crews on the front lines. " Maybe some...More..

Iran threatens to hit US, Israel
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Iran threatens to hit US, Israel

Bolton said the United States remains determined to finish the job of eliminating Islamic State forces in the country, but also to "deal with the presence of the Iranians". Mr Ahmad Khatami also told worshipp...More..

Hawaii Prepares for Rainfall ‘in Feet’ as Hurricane Lane Approaches
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Hawaii Prepares for Rainfall ‘in Feet’ as Hurricane Lane Approaches

Governor David Ige urged residents to prepare for the worst by setting aside a 14-day supply of water, food and medicines in the event of major damage to roads and infrastructure. Many state workers were sent h...More..

Autarky: Centre rejects UAE financial aid for flood-hit Kerala
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Autarky: Centre rejects UAE financial aid for flood-hit Kerala

The centre had rejected foreign financial assistance when Uttarakhand was ravaged by floods in 2013, killing more than 4,000 people. Qatar has offered a help of Rs 35 crore. They cited the National Disaster...More..

by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

China trade war escalates with new rounf of tit-for-tat tariffs

Treasury has not specified what topics are being discussed. The U.S. will collect an additional 25 per cent in duties on Chinese imports ranging from motorcycles to steam turbines and railway cars, and the Ch...More..

Man Kills Two Family Members in Stabbing Attack Claimed by ISIS
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Man Kills Two Family Members in Stabbing Attack Claimed by ISIS

Authorities have not identified the man nor disclosed a possible motive. French police. Picture: AFP . Islamic State claimed the attack through its propaganda arm, but failed to provide evidence. Police ...More..

Islamic State chief, in rare speech, urges followers to fight on
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Islamic State chief, in rare speech, urges followers to fight on

In the message published by IS' media wing, al-Furqan, on Wednesday, the man admits that IS groups were losing and that it was a test from Allah, saying they needed to stick together, CNN reported. Al-Baghdadi'...More..

Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty to Bank and Tax Fraud, Campaign Finance Violations
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty to Bank and Tax Fraud, Campaign Finance Violations

And he said he worked "in coordination" with the same candidate to make a payment to a second individual. Cohen's phone calls were also monitored and recorded during the agencies investigation. Women, as in plu...More..

Malaysian PM says China-financed projects canceled - 8/21/2018 3:13:37 AM
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Malaysian PM says China-financed projects canceled - 8/21/2018 3:13:37 AM

Dr Mahathir's visit to China ends Tuesday. "I believe China understands the internal fiscal problems which Malaysia needs to resolve, and we hope that they ( China ) can help solve them", he said . L...More..

South Africa Says President Trump Is 'Misinformed' About Land Seizures Following Tweet
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

South Africa Says President Trump Is 'Misinformed' About Land Seizures Following Tweet

South Africa rejected a tweet by Donald Trump about the country's land reform policy and the "large scale killing" of farmers saying the USA president was "misinformed". Ramaphosa has said any land reform wil...More..

TRUMP UNLEASHED: The President Says Mueller's 'DEMOCRAT THUGS' are 'Looking for Trouble'
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

TRUMP UNLEASHED: The President Says Mueller's 'DEMOCRAT THUGS' are 'Looking for Trouble'

Once privilege is waived, Mr. McGahn couldn't decide to answer, say, what Mr. Trump told him about Attorney General Jeff Sessions but refuse to discuss the President's state of mind when he fired James Comey ...More..

'Dollar diplomacy'; El Salvador cozies up to China after severing Taiwan ties
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

'Dollar diplomacy'; El Salvador cozies up to China after severing Taiwan ties

El Salvador is the fifth diplomatic ally to switch its loyalty from Taiwan to China since Tsai took office in May 2016, often because of promises of huge financial assistance packages or loans from Beijing ....More..

Malaysia hopes China can help resolve its fiscal woes
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Malaysia hopes China can help resolve its fiscal woes

He hoped that more Chinese entrepreneurs can invest in Malaysia which will continue to maintain friendly relations with China. Ties have been strained since a stunning election victory returned Dr Mahathir to...More..

Cohen: Trump told me to pay off women to influence the election
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Cohen: Trump told me to pay off women to influence the election

In a round of television interviews, Cohen's attorney, Lanny Davis , said Trump's former longtime lawyer saw the wanted no part in what he saw as the president's abuse of his clemency power. In the first pub...More..

Malcolm Turnbull: Australia adjourns parliament amid leadership crisis
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Malcolm Turnbull: Australia adjourns parliament amid leadership crisis

Besieged Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's leadership looked doomed after three of his senior ministers announced that they had tendered their resignations and called for a second leadership vote. Speaking on...More..

Trump Speaks On Arrest Of Undocumented Immigrant In Mollie Tibbetts' Case
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Trump Speaks On Arrest Of Undocumented Immigrant In Mollie Tibbetts' Case

Almost five weeks after Tibbets was reported missing, her remains were believed to have been found Tuesday morning , dumped in a corn field in Guernsey, Iowa , about 15 minutes by vehicle from Brooklyn, I...More..

Immigrant ‘permanently separated’ Tibbetts family - and not just them, White House says
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Immigrant ‘permanently separated’ Tibbetts family - and not just them, White House says

Rivera, who is an undocumented immigrant , led investigators to her body in a cornfield in rural Poweshiek County, investigators said Tuesday during a news conference. Stalks had been placed over the corpse,...More..

Hurricane threat for Hawaii's Big Island extends to include Maui
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Hurricane threat for Hawaii's Big Island extends to include Maui

Bands of intense showers and thunderstorms surrounding Lane will begin to spread across the state from the Southeast, reaching the Big Island later this morning. "Everyone on O'ahu should take Hurricane #Lane ...More..

Muslim Began Hajj Pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Muslim Began Hajj Pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia

Saudi authorities have said Qatari pilgrims were welcome at the hajj and last week denied it was blocking them from travelling to the kingdom's holy sites. "I came for umrah (minor pilgrimage) in 2007 and to...More..

Why so focused on Russia, start looking at China
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Why so focused on Russia, start looking at China

President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton said that there is a serious threat that not only Russian Federation, but also China, North Korea and Iran could try to meddle in the 2018 USA el...More..

Spanish company vows to defy USA sanctions against Iran
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Spanish company vows to defy USA sanctions against Iran

Iran urged Europe on Monday to speed up efforts to salvage a 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers that U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned in May, saying French oil group Total has formally pul...More..

Nazi labor camp guard arrested by ICE, deported to Germany: Authorities
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Nazi labor camp guard arrested by ICE, deported to Germany: Authorities

ABC News reported that "Trump told U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell to make Palij's deportation his number one priority when he got to Berlin". At least 23 alleged Nazi criminals who are believed...More..

Kenyans woken up by prayers as Muslims celebrate Eid Al Adha
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Kenyans woken up by prayers as Muslims celebrate Eid Al Adha

The goat that is sacrificed is divided into three parts; one part is given to the relatives, friends and neighbours, the second part to the needy and poor, and the third is kept with themselves. Another respons...More..

Pentagon says China military 'likely training for strikes' on USA targets
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Pentagon says China military 'likely training for strikes' on USA targets

They are also working on a "stealthy, long-range strategic bomber with a nuclear delivery capability that could be operational within the next 10 years", in addition to the bombers it already operates. "We ask ...More..

Flooding in southern Indian state kills more than 350, displaces 800,000
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Flooding in southern Indian state kills more than 350, displaces 800,000

The Air Force, Army, Navy and Coast Guard are assisting operations in different parts of Kerala. The death toll began on May 29 when Kerala got the first of the monsoon rains. This note on the mossy roof of a...More..

Colorado man Christopher Watts charged with murder says wife killed daughters
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Colorado man Christopher Watts charged with murder says wife killed daughters

A Colorado man told police that he killed his pregnant wife in "a rage" when he discovered she had strangled their two daughters after he sought a separation, according to an arrest affidavit released on Mo...More..

U-turns leave Malcolm Turnbull on the ropes and facing coup
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

U-turns leave Malcolm Turnbull on the ropes and facing coup

Abbott is now a vocal backbencher and is widely seen as a key instigator of the move against the prime minister this week, which has left Turnbull heading a party where 35 people do not want him as leader. Spea...More..

Korean families separated by war meet after 65 years
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Korean families separated by war meet after 65 years

Some experts say warming inter-Korean relations could suffer a setback if the North refuses to accept a US -led call for complete nuclear disarmament, and that is expected to figure into another inter-Korean su...More..

Trump says his White House counsel not a 'rat' like Nixon's
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Trump says his White House counsel not a 'rat' like Nixon's

His lengthy testimony - 30 hours over three voluntary interviews, according to the Times - could be crucial in determining whether the president acted with an improper, or "corrupt", intent when he took actio...More..