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House Conservatives File Impeachment Articles Against Rod Rosenstein

House Conservatives File Impeachment Articles Against Rod Rosenstein On Thursday, Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Jordan - who backed the bid to oust Mr Rosenstein - announced his intention to replace Mr Ryan as House Speaker. Democrats criticized the Republican impeachment bid. In a joint statement , the top Democrats on the House Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform and intelligence committees called the move a "panicked and risky attempt to undermine ... [Full Article...]

Egyptian zoo 'paints donkey to pass it off as a zebra'

Egyptian zoo 'paints donkey to pass it off as a zebra' While different zebra species exhibit significant variability in size, stripe patterns, and snout colorings, their stripes typically do not smudge. The case of the "almost zebra" came to light after Mahmoud Sarhan, an Egyptian student, posted photographs online after a visit to the zoo. [Full Article...]

Iran military chief tells Trump: 'We're ready to stand up against you'

Iran military chief tells Trump: 'We're ready to stand up against you' The comments by Major-General Qassem Soleimani, who heads the special forces unit of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, follow Trump's almost all-caps tweet earlier this week directed at Iran's President Hassan Rouhani . Solemani's threats come on the heels of a tit-for-tat verbal outburst on Sunday between Iran and the U.S., upping the ante in the high-stakes game of chicken. [Full Article...]

Putin Not Welcome In Congress If He Visits Washington, Leaders Say

Putin Not Welcome In Congress If He Visits Washington, Leaders Say The question is central to the federal investigation - Trump calls it a "witch hunt" - into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The shift marks a stunning turnaround for the president, who had faced intense blowback from Republican lawmakers after his cozy summit with Putin in Helsinki, Finland last week. [Full Article...]

White House Bars CNN Correspondent After She Questions Trump

Former CIA Director John Brennan called Trump's performance treasonous, and the White House fired back that it was looking into stripping the security clearances of Brennan and others it said "monetize" their clearances. He insisted that accusations of collusion between Russian Federation and US President Donald Trump himself were "a hoax" and referred to it as the "witch-hunt of the century". [Full Article...]

Maddow doesn't relent on White House transcript

Maddow doesn't relent on White House transcript Trump said last week he would invite Putin to Washington for an autumn meeting, a daring rebuttal to fierce criticism over their summit in Helsinki , in which he appeared to give credence to the Russian leader's assertion that Moscow did not interfere in the 2016 us presidential election. [Full Article...]

CNN Leaks Confidential Trump-Cohen Recording

CNN Leaks Confidential Trump-Cohen Recording Mr Giuliani said Mr Cohen had recorded the McDougal conversation at Trump Tower in NY using a hidden device. In the unwieldy tape, Cohen and Trump appear to be discussing plans to set up a shell company buy the rights to McDougal's story, which was purchased by American Media Inc. [Full Article...]

House Conservatives File to Impeach Rod Rosenstein

House Conservatives File to Impeach Rod Rosenstein Meadows and Jordan could still force the issue on Thursday before lawmakers head home for the House's month-long August recess. The impeachment effort is led by North Carolina Rep. "The DOJ is keeping information from Congress", Jordan said, referring to the Department of Justice. Meadows and Jordan profess to have reached the end of their patience in a meeting with DoJ folk today that other Re... [Full Article...]

China to invest $14b in South Africa

China to invest $14b in South Africa The Chinese leader told the summit that "we are facing a choice between cooperation and confrontation, between opening up and a closed-door policy". China this week sharply rejected accusations by Donald Trump that it was manipulating the yuan to give its exporters an edge, saying Washington appeared determined to provoke a trade war. [Full Article...]

Feds Have 12 Michael Cohen Audio Tapes, AKA the #DirtyDozen

Feds Have 12 Michael Cohen Audio Tapes, AKA the #DirtyDozen In a one-page document filed Monday, Special Master Barbara Jones said that prosecutors had received the "audio items" on Friday after prosecutors and Cohen's attorneys withdrew the recordings' "privileged" designation. Even so, Trump lashed out at Cohen in a tweet on Saturday , claiming that it was "totally unheard of & perhaps illegal" that his attorney would tape him, despite the fact that ... [Full Article...]

UK's Brexit negotiating position a 'far advanced offer' - Raab

UK's Brexit negotiating position a 'far advanced offer' - Raab No-frills airline Ryanair said on Monday that it believes there is a significant chance of a no-deal scenario. "I think that many people in the European Union are thinking that they just have to wait long enough and Britain will blink". "We are continuing to prepare the legislation needed to implement the withdrawal agreement in United Kingdom law and we will publish a white paper tomorrow setti... [Full Article...]

US Commander: Lack of Trust Between US, North Korea Challenges Progress

US Commander: Lack of Trust Between US, North Korea Challenges Progress Commercial satellite images show key facilities, including the rocket engine test stand, being razed at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station, according to 38 North . Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the imagery was "entirely consistent" with commitments Kim made to Trump during their summit in Singapore. Regarding what the U.S. [Full Article...]

Israel passes law anchoring itself as nation-state of the Jewish people

Israel passes law anchoring itself as nation-state of the Jewish people Shuki Friedman of the respected Israel Democracy Institute think tank said much of the law is symbolic, but it would force the courts to consider the country's Jewish nature and lead to a more "narrow interpretation of Arabs' rights". JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has long demanded that the Palestinians acknowledge his countrys existence as the "nation-state of the Jewi... [Full Article...]

Amazon UK chief foresees 'civil unrest' for no-deal Brexit

Amazon UK chief foresees 'civil unrest' for no-deal Brexit He said, "If it's reciprocated, the energy that we are going to bring to these negotiations, the ambition and the pragmatism, we will get a deal done in October". With a little more than eight months to go before Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019, May's government, parliament, the public and businesses remain deeply divided over what form Brexit should take. [Full Article...]

Trump warns Iran to never threaten US

Trump warns Iran to never threaten US On Monday, the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" host said it was "interesting" Trump had reacted so strongly with the above tweet after Rouhani said hostile US policies to Iran may lead to " the mother of all wars " ― which was "typical Iranian rhetoric". [Full Article...]

Toronto shooting: Faisal Hussain identified as suspect in Toronto mass shooting

Toronto shooting: Faisal Hussain identified as suspect in Toronto mass shooting An autopsy on the suspect will be conducted on Tuesday, SIU spokesperson Monica Hudon said. Trauma surgeon Dr Najma Ahmed said three of those people underwent immediate operations to save their lives. "I still didn't know what it was and then more people started running". Jessica Harrison said she went to school with Fallon and that she attended the prayer service and vigil to remember her. [Full Article...]

Weather: Likely some showers and storms overnight

Weather: Likely some showers and storms overnight Similar to Saturday , the risk for severe weather remains low, but strong wind, heavy rain and frequent lightning will all be possible with storms later today . Rain totals for many could range from 5 to 10 inches since last weekend. Flooding concerns continue as lows settle between 70 and 75. WEDNESDAY | Clouds and sun with showers and a storm possible. [Full Article...]

Heat Wave: San Diego region hit with 120-degree temperatures

Heat Wave: San Diego region hit with 120-degree temperatures Records were also tied in Ramona, Borrego and Indio, according to the weather service . Another sweltering heat wave has arrived in Southern California. Southern California Edison customers were urged to conserve energy during evening hours or turn air conditioners to a higher temperature. The weather service advises residents to drink plenty of water, take extra precautions while working ou... [Full Article...]

Shahid Afridi's daughters' message for Imran Khan from Dubai

Shahid Afridi's daughters' message for Imran Khan from Dubai Later Sunday, the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing that killed Gandapur. An election candidate and his driver were killed by a suicide bomb attack in northwest Pakistan on Sunday, police said, three days before the country's general election. [Full Article...]

NK seeks breakthrough by dismantling missile facilities

NK seeks breakthrough by dismantling missile facilities Sohae, on the northwest coast of North Korea , is ostensibly a facility designed for putting satellites into orbit, but rocket engines are easily repurposed for use in missiles and the global community has labelled Pyongyang's space programme a fig leaf for weapons tests. [Full Article...]


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