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What you need to know before Paul Manafort’s trial

He was in the hot seat when Mr Trump eventually won the Republican nomination, and organised the Republican convention in July 2016. Yanukovych's ouster in 2014 is relevant, the special counsel says, "because it explains Manafort's work for a different political party (the Opposition Bloc) and why his income later drops dramatically, which is relevant to the bank frauds that he later committed... [Full Article...]

South African Court Revokes Grace Mugabe’s Immunity For Assaulting Model

South African Court Revokes Grace Mugabe’s Immunity For Assaulting Model Mugabe was involved in a physical altercation with South African model Gabriella Engels a year ago, when Mugabe had found her in a Sandton hotel with her two sons. "We are elated, it's a win against efforts in South Africa to use our political and legal system to protect people that should not be protected", AfriForum's Chief Executive Officer Kallie Kriel said. [Full Article...]

Six people killed as California wildfire spreads

Six people killed as California wildfire spreads The desperate search for 70-year-old Melody Bledsoe and her great-grandchildren, Emily and James Roberts, came to a devastating end Saturday when relatives confirmed their bodies had been found in the family's burned out home in Shasta County. [Full Article...]

SUPREME SHOWDOWN: Sen. Rand Paul Vows to SUPPORT Trump's Court Pick

SUPREME SHOWDOWN: Sen. Rand Paul Vows to SUPPORT Trump's Court Pick But Schumer said he was reaching out "to ask you to authorize that the complete record of Judge Kavanaugh's service in the White House be made public so that all Americans can be informed about this nomination and the Senate can fulfill its constitutional advice and consent obligations". [Full Article...]

United Kingdom student goes missing while studying overseas in the Middle East

United Kingdom student goes missing while studying overseas in the Middle East The students called Israeli officials, who are now conducting a primary search and rescue effort. Thomas-Mora said she had exchanged text messages with her daughter at 3:30 p.m on Saturday. Jones, who was majoring in biology and Islamic studies, had just earned a spot in her school's pre-med program, her mother Tosha Thomas-Mora told The News-Press of Fort Myers . [Full Article...]

China blames U.S. for trade tensions

China blames U.S. for trade tensions But after the embarrassing gaffe over his wife's nationality, Mr Hunt quickly acknowledged the "terrible" error. Lucia Guo , who has been married to the former health secretary since 2009, hails from the central Chinese city of Xi'an. [Full Article...]

"Immediate beginning" of trade negotiations with European Union, announces Trump's chief economic advisor

The tariffs that have been imposed, nearly blindly, by President Trump - on goods from Canada , China and elsewhere - promise to reach deep into the USA economy if they are allowed to continue, taking more jobs than they create . secretary of agriculture. But it is essential that China remains calm in the face of U.S. threats and its attempts to contain China's rise, while adhering to its ... [Full Article...]

Israel intercepts ship trying to break Gaza blockade

Israel intercepts ship trying to break Gaza blockade Israel and Egypt imposed a blockade on Gaza after the Islamic militant group Hamas took over the territory in 2007. The Israeli army said in a statement it had monitored and intercepted the vessel in accordance with global law, and that any humanitarian assistance that the boat was carrying would be delivered to Gaza. [Full Article...]

Zimbabwe's Mugabe emerges, rejects Mnangagwa in election

Zimbabwe's Mugabe emerges, rejects Mnangagwa in election I will make my case among the other 22 [out of the 23 candidates]", said a frail-looking Mugabe in a rare public appearance from his mansion in the capital Harare . Mugabe denied reports that he had assisted the MDC's campaign, saying he had never met Chamisa. The run-up to the presidential and parliamentary election has been peaceful compared to previous polls but there are reports of intimi... [Full Article...]

'I did not know': Trump denies knowledge of 2016 meeting with Russians

'I did not know': Trump denies knowledge of 2016 meeting with Russians The US president has repeatedly denied all knowledge of the encounter, but according to television networks CNN and NBC, his former lawyer Michael Cohen says Donald Jr told his father about the Russian offer and that Trump approved. Contacted by CNN , one of Cohen's attorneys, Lanny Davis, declined to comment. The moves suggested that Mr. Cohen is looking for a way out of looming trouble. [Full Article...]

U.S. group: North Korea dismantling key launch site facilities

U.S. group: North Korea dismantling key launch site facilities New commercial satellite imagery of the Sohae station indicates that the North has begun dismantling key facilities, the 38 North said in a report . North Korea insists that its space exploration program is purely civilian, but numerous technologies needed to place a satellite in orbit are similar to those needed to deliver a nuclear warhead to another continent. [Full Article...]

Red Moon and the Red Planet

Red Moon and the Red Planet Check out the live stream of the blood red moon here! And finally, there are total lunar eclipses , where the entire moon passes through the umbra . For that reason, lunar eclipses separated by a full Saros cycle have similar features, including the time of the year and the distance of the Moon from the Earth. [Full Article...]

Trump Pushes Back on Cohen's Claim He Knew About Trump Tower Meeting

Trump Pushes Back on Cohen's Claim He Knew About Trump Tower Meeting But Trump Jr., the president and White House aides insisted that President Trump had no knowledge of the meeting beforehand, wasn't told about it at the time, and first learned about it only a year later when approached about it by the New York Times . [Full Article...]

Migrant families still separated after deadline

Migrant families still separated after deadline Which numbers did the government provide? USA officials said 45 children were ineligible for reunification. The kids remain in the care of the Office of Refugee Resettlement. 21 children whose parents had "red flags" from their background checks. Some were told their children couldn't attend court hearings and would be waiting afterward, while others, she said, were told their daughters must atte... [Full Article...]

Facebook blocks Alex Jones for 30 days

Facebook blocks Alex Jones for 30 days On the other hand, YouTube issues strikes to whole channels: in Jones' most recent case, he's banned from live streaming on his channel for 90 days. Another video, titled "How To Prevent Liberalism", depicted a man shoving a young boy to the ground, while in the fourth video Jones compared the creators of a show featuring animated drag queens to Satanists. [Full Article...]

Egyptian zoo busted painting donkeys to look like zebras

Egyptian zoo busted painting donkeys to look like zebras Or in this case, a donkey in zebra stripes. In Gaza, a zoo painted two donkeys to look like zebras in 2009 while another zoo was accused of putting stuffed animals on display because of a shortage of animals. The director of Gardens Project in Cairo has denied the reports that they had tried to pass off the donkey as a zebra. However, the zoo has denied that the zebra was fake. [Full Article...]

North Korea Could Begin Returning Remains of US Missing on Friday

North Korea Could Begin Returning Remains of US Missing on Friday The White House says in a statement Thursday night that a U.S. Air Force plane containing remains of fallen service members has departed Wonsan, North Korea, and is en route to Osan Air Base in South Korea. The remains would later be flown to DPAA forensic labs in Hawaii for identifications that retired Air Force Maj. Efforts to recover American war dead had been stalled for more than a ... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Hints That Cohen’s Secret Tape Was Doctored

Donald Trump Hints That Cohen’s Secret Tape Was Doctored The truth is no one knows, but the mainstream media is spinning the story to sound as though this tape is the ultimate smoking gun against Trump. Cohen's lawyer, Bill Clinton associate Lanny Davis , provided the tape to CNN on Cohen's behalf. [Full Article...]

Friday could be the HOTTEST EVER DAY in the UK

Friday could be the HOTTEST EVER DAY in the UK As temperatures soar above 30C for the third consecutive day, the Met Office has extended the heatwave alert for another 24-hours into the weekend. While the United Kingdom is sometimes mocked for being bad at dealing with hot weather , these heat health warnings are far from UK-exclusive. [Full Article...]

Who Is John Cowell? BART Stabbing Suspect Information

Who Is John Cowell? BART Stabbing Suspect Information Their relatives identified the shooting victims as Nia Wilson , who died, and her 21-year-old sister Tashiya Wilson . Authorities say a man fatally stabbed an 18-year-old woman in the neck and wounded her sister as they waited for a train in Oakland. [Full Article...]


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