• Terrorism not invoked during Pompeo-Imran call
Terrorism not invoked during Pompeo-Imran call

Pompeo, during his conversation with Khan on Thursday, had sought "decisive action" against the terrorists operating in Pakistan, as per a statement issued by US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert. "My understanding is that the beginning of the call or the call itself was a good call and a good discussion toward our working with the new...

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  • Attorney general looking to investigate Cohen on taxes
Attorney general looking to investigate Cohen on taxes

The second campaign finance law Cohen violated, the individual contribution limit , also emerged from political scandal - a pattern I've observed in my years studying USA campaign finance law. New York's attorney general must get a referral to open a criminal probe. "There's no presidential campaign that I'm aware of that hasn't had campaign f...

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  • A fresh start for Zim? Twitter divided after Mnangagwa decision
A fresh start for Zim? Twitter divided after Mnangagwa decision

Mnangagwa, a 75-year-old former spy chief and ruling Zanu-PF party stalwart, won with 50.8% of the vote, narrowly avoiding a runoff with the 40-year-old MDC leader, Nelson Chamisa . Lawyers for the government dismissed claims the opposition had produced any evidence of fraud, accusing the MDC of being "flippant". Worldwide monitors largely prais...

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  • Lone Manafort juror voted against convictions on more counts, another juror says
Lone Manafort juror voted against convictions on more counts, another juror says

Tuesday's decision nearly certainly guarantees years of prison for Manafort and established the ability of special counsel Robert Mueller's team to persuade a jury of average citizens despite months of partisan attacks - including from Trump - on the investigation's integrity.

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  • NSA Leaker Reality Winner Sentenced to Five Years
NSA Leaker Reality Winner Sentenced to Five Years

An attorney for victor would not comment on Thursday when asked about the sentencing hearing, which is due to take place at 10 a.m. ET in federal court in Winner's hometown of Augusta, Georgia . She printed a copy of the report at work and then smuggled it out of the building in her pantyhose. She first leaked a classified report outlining the R...

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  • Sessions hits back at Trump, says Justice won't be influenced
Sessions hits back at Trump, says Justice won't be influenced

As Bloomberg reported earlier today, two key Republican senators - Senator Lindsey Graham of SC and Senator Chuck Grassley, the current Judiciary chairman - signaled that the POTUS would fire Sessions after November midterms, backing Trump, and claiming that the president has no faith in his AG.

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  • Hackers again target Democratic National Committee
Hackers again target Democratic National Committee

Democratic National Committee officials mistook security testing conducted on behalf of Michigan Democrats as a foreign hack attack seeking to infiltrate the party's voter databases. "These threats are serious and that's why it's critical that we all work together, but we can't do this alone". President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump praised White Hou...

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  • Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe held in Iran released temporarily
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe held in Iran released temporarily

The Free Nazanin group, which has campaigned for her release, said Zaghari-Ratcliffe was released from Evin prison on furlough on Thursday morning and was with her family in the city of Damavand in Tehran province. Her lawyer will request an extended release on Saturday, according to the statement, the day before she is now expected to return to ...

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  • Taiwan's last Africa ally tells China 'no desire' to switch ties
Taiwan's last Africa ally tells China 'no desire' to switch ties

President Tsai and other Taiwanese officials were responding on Tuesday to El Salvador's decision to cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan and recognize China. In Beijing, the Chinese government's top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi , said El Salvador had made the right decision. According to Taiwan's Foreign Minister, Joseph Wu, El Salvador ha...

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  • Iran launches first homemade fighter jet
Iran launches first homemade fighter jet

Rouhani warned the Commander-in-Chief that a conflict would Iran would be the "mother of all wars". 'Why does the United States not attack us? Elsewhere in his address, the senior cleric called on the judiciary and the government to continue serious fight against corruption, while dismissing the claims that there is "systemic corruption" in Ir...

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  • Facebook Yanks Hundreds of Disinformation Pages Originating From Iran, Russia
Facebook Yanks Hundreds of Disinformation Pages Originating From Iran, Russia

But not finding a connection between this operation and Russian Federation doesn't mean Facebook hasn't been busy with Putin & Co. Facebook removed 652 pages, groups and accounts "for coordinated inauthentic behavior that originated in Iran and targeted people across multiple internet services in the Middle East , Latin America , UK, and U....

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  • Uganda's pop star-turned-lawmaker now facing treason charges
Uganda's pop star-turned-lawmaker now facing treason charges

Robert Kyagulanyi appeared before a military court on Thursday to face charges of unlawful weapons possession. The Ugandan MP and pop star Bobi Wine has been charged with treason in a civilian court shortly after a military court freed him.

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  • Kerala Floods: Former India global IM Vijayan's house inundated
Kerala Floods: Former India global IM Vijayan's house inundated

Until the 2004 tsunami, the Indian government had accepted financial assistance from foreign governments during the Uttarkashi quake (1991), Latur natural disaster (1993), Gujarat quake (2001), Bengal cyclone (2002) and even the Bihar floods (July 2004).

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  • Bolton: US to act 'very strongly' if Syria uses chemical arms
Bolton: US to act 'very strongly' if Syria uses chemical arms

The Idlib region, a refuge for civilians and rebels displaced from other areas of Syria as well as powerful armed forces, was hit by a wave of air attacks and shelling this month, in a possible prelude to a full-scale government offensive .

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  • Europe must ‘pay price’ to save nuclear deal, says Iran foreign minister
Europe must ‘pay price’ to save nuclear deal, says Iran foreign minister

State Department aims to overthrow Iran's clerical establishment, but it would fail. "The US overthrew the popularly elected democratic government of Mossadegh 65 years ago, restoring the dictatorship and subjugating Iranians for the next 25 years", Zarif said on his Twitter account, reports Xinhua news agency.

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  • Two dead, one injured after knife attack in Paris
Two dead, one injured after knife attack in Paris

Armed officers from the local force shot the man when he emerged from the house as officers from the tactical intervention police, the Raid, were taking... French prosecutors are not treating the attack as a terrorism case, said Interior Minister Gerard Collomb. French police officials stand alert as they cordon off a road in Trappes, south-west ...

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  • China trade dispute escalates
China trade dispute escalates

Economists reckon that every $100 billion of imports affected by tariffs would reduce global trade by around 0.5 percent. A California vineyard which could be seriously affected if the trade war between the U.S. "We hope the USA side will get along with us to strive for a good result from the talks with a reasonable and practical attitude", L...

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  • Donald Trump's Longtime Attorney Michael Cohen Reaches Plea Deal With Feds
Donald Trump's Longtime Attorney Michael Cohen Reaches Plea Deal With Feds

Cohen has for months been under investigation for bank and tax fraud, as well as possible campaign finance violations . He testified that he violated campaign finance laws "in coordination and at the direction of a candidate for federal office", an indirect reference to Trump.

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  • Majority of people now think Brexit will be
Majority of people now think Brexit will be "bad for the country"

Why is the army on standby? The contingency plans were all made in case Britain left the European Union next March with no deal. This could result in delays in essential supplies such as medicines making it to those who need them in time.

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  • Trump wants Pompeo to study South African land seizures, farm killings
Trump wants Pompeo to study South African land seizures, farm killings

South Africans have taken exception to US President Donald Trump's comments on land expropriation. On Thursday‚ Trump tweeted that he was looking into South Africa's land seizures. Early this month Ramaphosa announced that ANC would support amending the Constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation. South Africa's foreign ...

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