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Donald Trump says meeting with Vladimir Putin ‘not always conciliatory’

Donald Trump says meeting with Vladimir Putin ‘not always conciliatory’ Among other things, he indicated on the heels of their summit in Helsinki that he sympathized with Putin over the U.S. intelligence community on the issue of Russian election meddling. "I don't see any reason why it would be", Trump said in Helsinki. Putin told a closed-door gathering of Russian ambassadors this week that he had proposed the eastern Ukrainian referendum, which would be h... [Full Article...]

Mysterious Black Sarcophagus Finally Opened in Egypt

Mysterious Black Sarcophagus Finally Opened in Egypt Despite the presence of an alabaster head guarding the 2,000-year-old tomb, the astounding lack of silver and gold designs and trinkets has ruled out theories that the remains could be those of Alexander the Great . It weighs in at 27 tonnes, and is believed to date from the early Ptolemaic period, which began in 323 BC after the death of Alexander the Great . [Full Article...]

Russian meddling in U.S. polls still a threat, says White House

Russian meddling in U.S. polls still a threat, says White House After all, former President Obama gave Putin a stern warning in 2016 to no apparent effect. Sanders denied that that was what the White House was doing. The president's words follow a string of seemingly contradictory statements regarding Russian Federation - specifically whether or not Moscow meddled in the 2016 U.S. [Full Article...]

Putin calls first summit with Trump 'successful'

Putin calls first summit with Trump 'successful' At his joint news conference with Putin , Trump said they discussed Syria "at length" but was vague about the outcome. Our lawyers and diplomats should use this confession while preparing suits in global courts. "If all the countries support the Minsk agreements then they need to be observed", he said. Echoing President Trump's assessment, Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Thursday describ... [Full Article...]

Putin Summit: Trump says he 'misspoke in Helsinki'

Putin Summit: Trump says he 'misspoke in Helsinki' Pomeranz said Trump had done himself political damage by suggesting both sides were to blame for the Russian Federation probe that has hurt US relations with Moscow - just as Trump did when he blamed both sides when responding to violent white supremacist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. [Full Article...]

Iranian forces, Hezbollah prepare to leave southern Syria

Iranian forces, Hezbollah prepare to leave southern Syria BEIRUT/AMMAN- President Bashar al-Assad is set to recover control of the Syrian frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights in a major victory over rebels who have agreed to surrender terms, sources on both sides said on Thursday. Quneitra is a thin, crescent-shaped province that lies along the buffer zone with the Israel-occupied Golan to the west. Citing a Russian diplomat, the report... [Full Article...]

Israel adopts divisive Jewish nation-state law

Israel adopts divisive Jewish nation-state law The bill, which is largely symbolic, also downgrades Arabic as an official language. Netanyahu hailed the passage of the law as "a pivotal moment in the annals of Zionism and the State of Israel". The legislation, dubbed the ' nation state law ,' has been labelled by members of the country's Palestinian minority as racist. Benny Begin, the son of former Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin, a... [Full Article...]

Meeting with Putin ‘a success’

Meeting with Putin ‘a success’ Trump added Tuesday: 'I came back, and thought, what's the big deal, I got a transcript, reviewed a clip of an answer that I gave and I realized there is a need for some clarification. While Congress has approved, nearly unanimously and with votes from both Republicans and Democrats, new sets of sanctions on Russia, Trump has tried to veto them, and when the vote came veto-proof to his desk, Trump... [Full Article...]

Eight confirmed dead in boating accident at Table Rock Lake

Eight confirmed dead in boating accident at Table Rock Lake The National Transportation Safety Board (NTS) said it is sending a team to investigate. Two boats had been on the water, according to Rader, one of which returned safely. The DUKW, a six-wheel-drive amphibious truck, was first made in the United States in the mid-1940s to deliver people and materials ashore where no port facilities existed. [Full Article...]

Prime Minister to visit Northern Ireland

Prime Minister to visit Northern Ireland Still reeling after her Brexit plan triggered the resignation of senior members of her cabinet, May flew to Northern Ireland on Thursday for a two-day visit to see up close the troubled British region's frontier with EU-member Ireland. "Will the refusal to allow Aer Lingus planes flying to and from Belfast, to fly across Ireland represent a hard border and be a breach of the Belfast Agreement?" ... [Full Article...]

Trump to CBS: I Hold Putin Responsible for Meddling

Trump to CBS: I Hold Putin Responsible for Meddling Criticism of the summit continued well into Wednesday after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Trump would "meet with his team" to discuss a proposal from Putin that would allow Russia to interrogate some US citizens, including former USA ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul . [Full Article...]

WhatsApp curbs India service after lynchings

WhatsApp added in a blog post that these changes will help to keep the app as it was created to be - a private messaging app. In a blog post , WhatsApp noted that its users in India "forward more messages, photos, and videos, than any other country in the world". [Full Article...]

Trump confident in interview before leaving Britain for Putin summit

Trump confident in interview before leaving Britain for Putin summit He also told CBS that he was going into it with " low expectations ". The U.S. President said he would raise the issue of 12 Russian spies indicted for interfering in the 2016 U.S. Trump continued to blame the Obama administration for its response to Russia's attempts to interfere in the 2016 election, as he did in tweets on Saturday. [Full Article...]

May defeats rebels over plans to remain in EU customs union

May defeats rebels over plans to remain in EU customs union This time , it was pro-EU lawmakers from both May's Conservative Party and the opposition Labour Party who tried to derail the prime minister's plans for post-Brexit trade relations with the EU. Labour's spokesman on trade, Barry Gardiner, described the scene in Parliament "an utter shambles". After the turmoil of the past 24 hours, it's hard to see how the Prime Minister can salvage the deal. [Full Article...]

Hamas plans to attack Israel with 'exploding drones'

Hamas plans to attack Israel with 'exploding drones' Israel has accused Hamas and other Palestinian militant organisations of co-ordinating the arson attacks but numerous perpetrators are believed to be teenagers and children as young as... Since then, 55 percent of goods can no longer enter Gaza under the new restrictions, exacerbating already dire humanitarian conditions. In the other direction "more than 60 rockets" were fired at southern Is... [Full Article...]

More storms with heavy rain possible into Wednesday

More storms with heavy rain possible into Wednesday Waves of wet weather with locally heavy rainfall possible, 60-70 percent, across southeast Georgia and northeast Florida. The rain looks to be all day, not just in the afternoon. Sun: High: 92 Low: 69 Decreasing clouds. That northwesterly flow will usher drier air into CT and dew points will drop into the 50s, so the level of comfort will improve. [Full Article...]

Trump says he believes Putin, not United States intelligence committee, on election hacking

Trump says he believes Putin, not United States intelligence committee, on election hacking Trump: "Mueller's probe is a disaster for our country". Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., also condemned Trump's comments. "We made the same case when I was in Moscow a couple weeks ago". But this isn't the first time that Trump has faced intra-party criticism for his handling of Russian Federation, and in the past that hasn't translated into major repercussions from his base. [Full Article...]

Helsinki summit: what did Trump and Putin agree?

Helsinki summit: what did Trump and Putin agree? Earlier, Trump took to Twitter to blame America for deteriorating relations between Russia and the U.S. - a sentiment the Russian foreign minister quickly approved of, tweeting , "We agree ". and its European allies, following a contentious North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, and after 12 Russian military intelligence officers were indicted in the USA for hacking Democrats in the 20... [Full Article...]

Trump calls European Union a 'foe' over trade policy

Trump calls European Union a 'foe' over trade policy I said, well, it's too early to say, but right now I say we're competitors. Russian Federation has no extradition treaty with the United States , however. And there's some worry among European leaders President Trump could undermine North Atlantic Treaty Organisation by ending US involvement in military drills in the Baltics. [Full Article...]

Michael Cohen trolls Trump over Russian Federation summit

He claimed Mr Obama "was informed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation about Russian Meddling, he said it couldn't happen, was no big deal, & did NOTHING about it". The Russian Foreign Ministry tweeted back: "We agree". I thought we were doing horribly before today. The two leaders discussed a range of issues including the 2016 United States election collusion. [Full Article...]


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