• Trump claims Sessions 'doesn't understand what is happening' in Justice Dept.
Trump claims Sessions 'doesn't understand what is happening' in Justice Dept.

During the interview, Trump accused Sessions of losing control of the justice department, and blamed him for what he called "corruption" within the department over special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe. Cohen said that he had acted "in coordination with and at the direction of" a man, clearly identifiable as Trump, "for the pr...

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  • Thomas Cook holiday couple's death 'not linked to carbon monoxide poisoning'
Thomas Cook holiday couple's death 'not linked to carbon monoxide poisoning'

It says the guests, of various nationalities, will be offered alternative hotels or the option to return home. Nick Harris, a partner at law firm Simpson Millar who is representing the group, said his clients had reported becoming unwell after recent stays at the Steigenberger Aqua Magic Hotel.

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  • John McCain, US war hero and political maverick, dead at 81
John McCain, US war hero and political maverick, dead at 81

McCain was the unsuccessful Republican candidate for the 2008 presidential election and was an active voice in US foreign policy debate, as Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee from January 2015 until his death. "We will remember Senator McCain for translating America's commitment into action and for playing a vital role in keeping our a...

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  • Services for McCain set for Phoenix, Washington, Annapolis
Services for McCain set for Phoenix, Washington, Annapolis

Like many others, Trump took to Twitter to share a brief but honest note about the late Arizona senator and former GOP presidential candidate. The death of the decorated war hero who spent two years in a POW camp during the Vietnam War was largely mourned by most of the nation - both Republican and Democrat.

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  • Mass shooting reported in Jacksonville, Florida: sheriff's office
Mass shooting reported in Jacksonville, Florida: sheriff's office

In disturbing footage apparently captured as part of a livestream on video gaming website Twitch , several gunshots could be heard in the background, before the stream disconnected. "The tourney just got shot up". The gamers had gathered at a gaming bar in Jacksonville to play in the tournament and were broadcasting video of the game live throug...

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  • Celebrities remember John McCain with touching anecdotes
Celebrities remember John McCain with touching anecdotes

Trump had feuded with McCain for years, most notably in 2016 when Trump said McCain was " not a war hero " because he was captured by North Vietnamese soldiers . "People of India join me in sincerely condoling the loss of a steadfast friend", Modi tweeted. Add John McCain as an interest to stay up to date on the latest John McCain news, v...

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  • Puget Sound Clean Air Agency: Seattle finally set for a smoke break
Puget Sound Clean Air Agency: Seattle finally set for a smoke break

The wildfires have prompted B.C.'s government to declare a province-wide state of emergency. Local fire districts do not grant Native American ceremonial fire permits outside of tribal lands during air quality burn bans. "The smoke conditions were something that I've never seen in 30 years of firefighting", said Owen Price, an agency representa...

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  • In Ireland, Pope Francis Denounces the ‘Grave Scandal’ of Clerical Sex Abuse
In Ireland, Pope Francis Denounces the ‘Grave Scandal’ of Clerical Sex Abuse

He made the comments during a speech at Dublin Castle. Collins, who past year resigned from a Vatican commission for child protection over its inaction, told reporters that the pope's speech was "disappointing" and "nothing new". "Significant quantities" of baby remains found in makeshift graves at the site of one such home in Tuam a year ago s...

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  • Opposition warns of protests after Zimbabwe election result is upheld
Opposition warns of protests after Zimbabwe election result is upheld

The court unanimously said the opposition failed to present "sufficient and credible" evidence to back its claims of vote-rigging. "There was no proof of the happenings of these irregularities as a matter of fact", he told the crowded. European Union and Commonwealth observers said the election passed off largely peacefully but listed several probl...

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  • NI businesses told to contact Irish Government in event of no deal
NI businesses told to contact Irish Government in event of no deal

Cabinet ministers have sent mixed messages about the likelihood of a Brexit deal and Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to negotiate a customs arrangement with the European Union is facing fierce opposition within her Conservative Party caucus.

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  • Australian PM Turnbull refuses to cede power, offers possible second leadership vote
Australian PM Turnbull refuses to cede power, offers possible second leadership vote

The prime minister has lost 13 ministers, including loyalist Mathias Cormann, after they told him the numbers had moved behind Mr Dutton. A ReachTel poll of 2,430 voters, taken on Wednesday night, showed Ms Bishop had the support of 29 per cent of respondents, nearly triple Mr Dutton's 10 per cent backing and Mr Morrison's 8.6 per cent support....

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  • Bolton meets Netanyahu in Jerusalem to discuss Iran
Bolton meets Netanyahu in Jerusalem to discuss Iran

A fresh round of such editorializing over the weekend was taken as a signal that American officials have sternly confronted North Korea about suspected secret nuclear weapons facilities. "I would consider it if they do something that would be good for us". The 84-year-old looked excited as he told the press pool he had visited the slopes of Kum...

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  • Ex-Trump Lawyer Cohen Pleads Guilty in Hush-Money Scheme
Ex-Trump Lawyer Cohen Pleads Guilty in Hush-Money Scheme

So what might happen to Trump next, and what can the history of presidential scandal tell us about his chances of weathering this storm? When they submitted bills to Manafort, the vendors said that cash - routed to them on wire transfers from unfamiliar global entities - ultimately landed in their accounts.

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  • Trump Sets up Republicans to Blame Mueller for Possible Midterm Defeat
Trump Sets up Republicans to Blame Mueller for Possible Midterm Defeat

Trump's midterm war against Mueller, ex-CIA directors and military leaders McGahn believes he "did not incriminate" Trump in wrongdoing, lawyer says: report MORE about hush-money payments made shortly before the 2016 election, Bloomberg News reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.

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  • Some of Mollie Tibbetts' family don't want her death politicized
Some of Mollie Tibbetts' family don't want her death politicized

A preliminary autopsy was carried out on August 22, and the medical examiner's office stated that "additional findings" might be revealed after another examination, Fox reported . The document names Craig Lang, a former head of the Iowa Board of Regents who is co-owner of a dairy that employed Rivera. He is in jail, and on Wednesday, a judge set h...

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  • Afghan Officials: Taliban Take At Least 100 People Hostage
Afghan Officials: Taliban Take At Least 100 People Hostage

However, the Taliban said it had chosen to release the vast majority of the hostages. "We call on the leadership of the Taliban to welcome the wishes of Afghans for a long-lasting and real peace", he added. The uptick in violence counters the USA military's narrative of progress in its longest war, now in its 17th year, and happened prior to an e...

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  • Trump spews falsehoods about Mueller probe in morning Twitter rant
Trump spews falsehoods about Mueller probe in morning Twitter rant

In a tweet on Sunday (Monday NZT), he contrasted McGahn with John Dean , the White House counsel for Nixon during the Watergate scandal. McGahn's testimony likely would be central to any obstruction of justice charge brought by Mueller.

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  • Heavy smoke remains in Yakima Valley, air quality
Heavy smoke remains in Yakima Valley, air quality "hazardous"

Smoky, hazy conditions are making a return to the Puget Sound region because of wildfires in British Columbia and the Cascade Mountains, according to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency . Smoke from BC wildfires is spreading across the country, and this map (known as the National Wildfire Smoke Model) shows just how far it will move in the next...

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  • Manafort Judge Reveals He's Been Threatened During Trial
Manafort Judge Reveals He's Been Threatened During Trial

They also say he lied on loan applications to obtain millions more to maintain a lavish lifestyle. Despite frustrations, prosecutors were able to introduce hundreds of documents, including emails from Manafort himself seeming to acknowledge some of the financial misdeeds prosecutors say are at the heart of the case.

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  • 'Truth isn't truth': Bizarre Giuliani quote sends Twitter into frenzy
'Truth isn't truth': Bizarre Giuliani quote sends Twitter into frenzy

During an interview on NBC's Meet the Press , Giuliani complained that special counsel Robert Mueller was taking too long to finish his investigation. "If someone said, I have information about your opponent, you would take that meeting". Giuliani's statement was reminiscent of a comment from another Trump aide past year about " alternative fa...

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  • Malaysian Judge says Korean killing was political
Malaysian Judge says Korean killing was political

The prosecution said the women colluded with four individuals still at large, to cause the death of Kim Jong Nam. He said he "cannot rule out that this could be a political assassination" but noted there was no concrete evidence to support this.

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  • Tough talks, no agreements at Merkel, Putin meeting near Berlin
Tough talks, no agreements at Merkel, Putin meeting near Berlin

President Vladimir Putin dances with Austria's foreign minister Karin Kneissl at her wedding . Putin warmly greeted the bride, giving her a handsome bouquet of yellow and white flowers, according to Russian state news agency Tass. Germany and France want United Nations troops deployed in all areas controlled by Russian-backed rebels, including...

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  • Modi Reviews Flood Situation in Kerala, Announces Rs 500 Crore Additional Relief
Modi Reviews Flood Situation in Kerala, Announces Rs 500 Crore Additional Relief

Heavy rains over the past eight days triggered flooding, landslides and home and bridge collapses, severely disrupting air and train services in Kerala state, a popular tourist destination with scenic landscapes, waterfalls and lovely beaches.

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  • 20 mln United States dollars needed to reconstruct Ghazni public facilities: Afghan president
20 mln United States dollars needed to reconstruct Ghazni public facilities: Afghan president

At the moment none of the existing in the country anti-government group has claimed responsibility for the actions of a suicide bomber. Abdul Halim Noori, the head of the Afghan Red Crescent in Ghazni, said six of their teams are still sifting through the rubble in the city, searching for bodies.

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  • Manafort trial moves to defence as prosecutors wrap up
Manafort trial moves to defence as prosecutors wrap up

The government says Manafort hid around $16 million USA in income from the IRS between 2010 and 2014 by disguising money he earned advising politicians in Ukraine as loans and hiding it in foreign banks. But in fact, Mr Brennan testified, Mr Manafort was in default for a $5.7m loan he had taken out for a Los Angeles property and had also stopped pa...

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  • President Trump Says he Has Canceled Military Parade
President Trump Says he Has Canceled Military Parade

And now it will get the fighter jets it needed only because D.C. blocked the parade. The Pentagon later said the Korea drills would have cost $14 million. President Donald Trump's military parade this fall is shaping up to cost $80 million more than initially estimated. She listed the estimate of parades, events, and predicted demonstrations as...

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  • India’s three-time prime minister Vajpayee dies at 93
India’s three-time prime minister Vajpayee dies at 93

Assocham President Sandeep Jajodia said Vajpayee's towering personality, vision for nation building and deep respect for democratic institutions would remain an inspiration for the present and coming generations. Referring to the Vajpayee as a "visionary statesman", Oli said that he will be remembered for his 'sagacity and exemplary selfless servic...

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  • Bin Laden raid commander to Trump: revoke my security clearance too
Bin Laden raid commander to Trump: revoke my security clearance too

But Trump has targeted all of them, and all three also saw their security clearances threatened Wednesday (even as McCabe and Strzok don't appear to have them any more ). How Sessions responded: The Justice Department has joined state lawsuits against opioid companies that officials believe have helped fuel a national opioid crisis, Sessions said...

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  • Trump signs bill stopping USA government from using Huawei, ZTE technology
Trump signs bill stopping USA government from using Huawei, ZTE technology

ZTE almost shut down after the USA government placed a trade ban on the company, which was finally lifted last month . AT&T was supposed to partner up with Huawei to develop 5G networks but scrapped the plan citing "political pressure".

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  • Vermont Democratic Candidate for Governor: I’m Not Sure What Socialism Is
Vermont Democratic Candidate for Governor: I’m Not Sure What Socialism Is

Democrat Tim Walz and Republican Jeff Johnson won nominations Tuesday for the state's open gubernatorial seat. Ex-presidential candidate Bernie Sanders cruised to victory in Vermont's Democratic Senate primary, paving the way for him to serve a third term.

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  • Catholic priests abused 'thousands of children' in Pennsylvania
Catholic priests abused 'thousands of children' in Pennsylvania

Some of those named have died, and the statute of limitations prevents the state from pressing criminal charges against many others. But while Tuesday's report led to charges against two priests, one of whom has pleaded guilty, the majority of those responsible are dead and the vast majority of crimes happened too long ago to prosecute, offic...

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  • Paul Manafort's attorneys rest without presenting evidence, witnesses
Paul Manafort's attorneys rest without presenting evidence, witnesses

Downing also said the defense team was feeling "confident" heading into Wednesday's closing remarks. He was on the campaign team for five months and led it in mid-2016 when Trump was selected as the Republican nominee for the presidential election.

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  • Omarosa says Trump was like ‘dog off the leash’
Omarosa says Trump was like ‘dog off the leash’

During production he was miked, and there is definitely an audio track. According to a published report by NPR , when asked about the discrepancy, Omarosa said the reporter must not have read the book (she had, according to NPR) and pointed to a section, which describes her calling one of her "sources" about the tape.

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  • Turkey's Erdogan condemns 'shameful' United States over detained pastor
Turkey's Erdogan condemns 'shameful' United States over detained pastor

Earlier this week, a Turkish delegation returned from Washington with no movement on the detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson , who is under house arrest in Turkey over terrorism charges. On Friday Turkey made it clear Mr Erdogan had spoken on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin after the latest U.S. tariffs , with the t...

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  • Pakistan's newly-elected parliament begins; 329 members take oath
Pakistan's newly-elected parliament begins; 329 members take oath

Gavaskar is due to be present in England to cover the ongoing Test series between India and the hosts during the same time when his fellow Pakistan counterpart will step in as the Prime Minister of his country. The two parties have chose to field joint candidates for posts of speaker, deputy speaker and prime minister. The Muttahida Majlis-e-Am...

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  • Heavy rains, landslides kill 25 in India
Heavy rains, landslides kill 25 in India

Twenty nine people have so far been killed in the heavy rains and floods since August 8 in the state and many homes damaged and crops destroyed. Currently, about eight districts in the state are under red alert, and 29 people have lost their lives due to the floods.

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  • Michigan Democrats hoping for pink and blue wave in November
Michigan Democrats hoping for pink and blue wave in November

One of the candidates for the House in the state was likely to become the first Muslim woman in Congress. Rashida Tlaib won a Democratic nomination and will not be opposed by the Republicans in November. "This is a big tent and we want you to come in". They've pushed anti-choice. They've cut us out of the debate about everything from our health car...

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  • 'Suicidal' mechanic steals plane from Seattle airport
'Suicidal' mechanic steals plane from Seattle airport

An airline employee "conducted an unauthorised takeoff" of an airplane carrying no passengers at the major airport in the northwestern U.S. state of Washington, airport officials said on Twitter . Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor said the man "did something foolish and may well have paid with his life". Alaska Airlines planes sit on the tar...

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  • Boris Johnson facing party probe over burqa comments
Boris Johnson facing party probe over burqa comments

A watchdog which advises former ministers on taking new jobs ruled that Johnson broke ministerial rules by taking up his weekly column at the Telegraph without consulting it first. Former attorney general Dominic Grieve - a long-time opponent of Johnson - even suggested he would leave the Tories if Johnson were elected leader, saying "I don't reg...

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  • United Nations chief condemns Saudi killing of Yemeni children
United Nations chief condemns Saudi killing of Yemeni children

The UN children's agency UNICEF said it was "very concerned with the initial reports of children being killed". The coalition entered Yemen's civil war more than three years ago to fight northern Houthi rebels who seized power away from Yemen's internationally recognized government.

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  • North Korea Says US
North Korea Says US "Throwing Water" Over Confidence-Building Efforts

Ri travelled to Tehran after attending a security forum in Singapore , where he and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sparred over an agreement made at June's landmark summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un . Some experts say that North Korea does not want to denuclearize first or maybe denuclearize at all because it wants...

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  • IRS agent testifies that Manafort had $16.5M United States in unreported income
IRS agent testifies that Manafort had $16.5M United States in unreported income

Downing argued it was fair game because Gates had suggested on the stand he only had one affair. Lawyers for Mr Manafort are determined to impugn the credibility of Mr Gates. But in reality, Manafort rented out the Howard Street loft on Airbnb for more than a year - as an "Amazing full floor loft in SoHo" - and still had a mortgage on the Brookly...

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  • Gates wraps testimony, says he made 'mistakes'
Gates wraps testimony, says he made 'mistakes'

Paul Manafort's former "right-hand man" admitted Tuesday that he embezzled from their consulting firm, engaged in fraud, lied to the special counsel, and conducted an global extramarital affair. Gates proved essential to prosecutors' attempt to tie Manafort to the dozens of foreign bank accounts in Cyprus, the United Kingdom, and St. Vincent and...

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  • Christopher Collins indicted on insider trading charges
Christopher Collins indicted on insider trading charges

In the 22-page civil complaint, Collins, his son Cameron, and Stephen Zarsky, the father of Cameron's fiancee, are accused of insider trading. Within minutes, Chris Collins phoned his son and relayed the information "knowing that it was in breach of his duties to Innate and anticipating that Cameron Collins would use it to trade and tip other...

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  • Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones, Infowars
Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones, Infowars

The Twitter honcho admitted that Jones, who has claimed that the Sandy Hook shooting was staged, can "often sensationalize issues and spread unsubstantiated rumors". Murphy, who has represented CT in the US Senate since 2013, was among the vocal supporters of the controversial decision by several tech companies to suspend Jones from their platforms...

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  • Couple jailed for selling son to paedophiles on dark web
Couple jailed for selling son to paedophiles on dark web

Three German men and one Swiss citizen have already been convicted in separate trials. The Freiburg court also jailed her partner, the boy's stepfather, for 12 years. Christian, 39, the boy's stepfather, must remain in preventive custody after serving his sentence. The trial has also raised concerns that officials might sometimes wrongly presum...

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  • Trump going ahead with taxes on $16B in Chinese imports
Trump going ahead with taxes on $16B in Chinese imports

The new tariffs, the latest in the ongoing trade spat between USA and China , target industrial supplies, chemicals, motorcycles, tractors and tractor parts, rail cars, auto parts, some iron and steel, motor and machine components and more.

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  • Remains of boy found at squalid compound in New Mexico
Remains of boy found at squalid compound in New Mexico

The 11 other children besides Abdul-Ghani were found in a "filthy makeshift compound" in Amalia, which was covered with "odorous trash" and didn't seem to contain clean water. Badger said the children "clearly were not taken care of", and believes the sheriff should have - and could have - acted sooner. "We all gave the kids our water and what ...

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  • Backed Republican leads close U.S. House race in Ohio
Backed Republican leads close U.S. House race in Ohio

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Decision Desk tweeted at 10:40 p.m. eastern that Balderson had a 1,766 vote lead. Earlier in the week, Vice President Mike Pence campaigned for Balderson in Newark. O'Connor and his Democratic allies have railed against the tax plan, casting it as a giveaway for the rich that exacerbates federal defici...

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  • Trump admits son met Russian to get dirt on Clinton
Trump admits son met Russian to get dirt on Clinton

Trump tweeted that his son met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer to collect information about his political opponent. It is his most direct statement so far on the reason for Donald Trump Jr's meeting with Kremlin-linked lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya in June 2016.

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