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Global Media Manafort lawyers rest fraud case without calling witnesses
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After 10 days of testimony from more than two dozen witnesses, prosecutors wrapped up its case against Manafort on Monday. To view the full article, register now. Manafort's lawyers argued there is no way the bank could have been defrauded because its chairman, Stephen Calk , knew that Manafort's finances were in disarray but approved the loan anyway.

Global Media U.S. general pushing Saudis to investigate deadly Yemen strike: Pentagon
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Cmdr. The mass funeral was held in Saada city, a stronghold of the Iran-backed Huthi rebels, with images broadcast by the rebels' Al-Masirah television. A military coalition led by Saudi Arabia has been carrying out devastating airstrikes since 2015 against Houthi positions - causing thousands of civilian deaths in the process, according to war monitors - in an attempt to restore the internationally-recognized government of President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, which is now based in the ...

Global Media Why Italian bridge collapse was ‘a tragedy waiting to happen’
Author: 0 Why Italian bridge collapse was ‘a tragedy waiting to happen’

Authorities said at least 30 cars and three heavy duty vehicles were on the 80-metre section of the bridge that collapsed. "Ingegneri.info" says that bridges like the Morandi viaduct should have a lifespan of at least a century, but the structure has been the subject of major maintenance work in the years after its completion, in particular to fix cracks and combat degradation of the concrete.

Global Media Caspian Sea states sign landmark convention
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According to the new convention, which experts call the "constitution" of the Caspian Sea, its surface remains in common use, and the bottom and subsoil are divided into five sections by agreement between the countries. And while some countries have pressed ahead with large offshore projects such as the Kashagan oil field off Kazakhstan's coast, disagreement over the sea's legal status has prevented some other ideas from being implemented.

Global Media U.S. man flies plane into home after fight
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Noemi Sandoval of the Payson Police Department said. The plane hit the house at 584 E. East Canyon Road about 2:30 a.m. and exploded, according to the Utah County Sheriff's office. Public records indicate Youd lives with his wife at the home where the plane crashed and that the couple bought the home previous year. Photos taken Monday show the two story home badly damaged by the impact of the plane and subsequent fire that ignited.

Global Media US ambassador urges UK to back Trump on Iran nuke deal
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Hakim said the policy of threatening and putting the countries under economic siege is "wrong" and "unfair", ISNA reported on Saturday. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

Global Media Raised highway collapses in Italian city of Genoa
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The bridge was built on the A10 toll motorway in the 1960s and was restructured in 2016. Italy's Ambulance Service have said there are "dozens of dead" as a result of the collapse. Emergency vehicles were responding. This photo released by Italian firefighters shows a truck stopped where the highway bridge collapsed in Genoa on August 14, 2018.

Global Media Trump signs defense policy bill with watered-down China measures
Author: 0 Trump signs defense policy bill with watered-down China measures

The measure authorizes $7.6 billion for 77 new F-35 "stealth" Joint Strike Fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin, and $24.1 billion to fund the construction of 13 new battle force ships. Debates within the Republican Party had observers confused about how hard the government would come down on Chinese manufacturers, particularly given Donald Trump's role in both shouting down Chinese companies while simultaneously publicly supporting lifting trade bans on ZTE specifically.

Global Media Car Collides Into Barriers Outside Houses Of Parliament Injuring Pedestrians
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Ambulances and firefighters are also attending the scene. Eyewitnesses who took to the micro-blogging platform Twitter described seeing at least one cyclist receiving medical attention from paramedics. We will issue further info when we have it". "I turned around and I saw a silver vehicle driving very fast close to the railings, maybe even on the pavement", she reportedly said.

Global Media Former neo-Nazi preaches love outside white supremacist rally
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Instead, they failed miserably , with only 30 or so participants in attendance, all of whom were quickly sent packing by the presence of thousands of counter-protestors. Some of the protesters carried American flags and wore hats bearing the motto of Trump's presidential campaign "Make America Great Again". Peace to ALL Americans! The Trumps are not in Washington - the president is on a working vacation at his New Jersey golf resort - but both appeared keen to get a handle on the ...

Global Media North and South Korea leaders to meet in Pyongyang
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The meeting at a North Korea-controlled building in the border village of Panmunjom comes as the worldwide community waits to see if North Korea will begin abandoning its nuclear weapons, something officials suggested would happen after Kim's summit with President Donald Trump in June in Singapore.

Global Media Clashes continue as Taliban press Afghan city south of Kabul
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The Taliban pushed into the city, the capital of Ghazni province, from different directions on Friday and destroyed a telecommunication tower, cutting off landline and cell phone communications. The Taliban say they met with Alice Wells, the top USA diplomat for South Asia, in Qatar last month for preliminary talks. Power has been cut to the area since fighting erupted.

Global Media Get Paid To Live On A Greek Island And Play With Cats
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All that, while living on the island of Syros which honestly looks like an island come to life off of someone's Instagram feed. The job advertisement , posted on the animal charity's Facebook page , reads: "PAID JOB OFFER WITH CATS!" Here is the full listing and check out those photos! You can see the full job spec here.

Global Media Explosion kills dozens, including children, in Syria's Idlib
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The Observatory said an arms depot in the basement of a building had detonated. The report could not be independently confirmed. Sunday's blast in the town of Sarmada in Idlib province took the lives of 52 civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, adding that search and rescue operations were still underway.

Global Media Man in deadly ‘stand your ground’ shooting charged with manslaughter
Author: 0 Man in deadly ‘stand your ground’ shooting charged with manslaughter

The charge means that Bernie McCabe, the state attorney for Pinellas and Pasco counties, did not buy Drejka's claim that he shot McGlockton because he reasonably believed it was necessary to prevent serious injury or death. "This self-appointed wannabe cop attempted to hide behind "Stand Your Ground" to defend his indefensible actions, but the truth has finally cut through the noise", Crump said.

Author: 0 Iran's top leader bans any negotiations with Washington

Khamenei added that "negotiations with the USA would definitely harm us and they are forbidden". While E.U. nations have pledged to try to preserve economic ties with Iran, most large European companies already concede they will sacrifice trade with Iran, rather than risk suffering from secondary sanctions.

Global Media Iran's leader orders government not to talk to US
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Iran is believed to have long-range missiles with a range of 2,000 kilometres (1,250 miles), which are capable of reaching USA bases in the region and Israel. The Times of Israel notes Khamenei's outline on his English Twitter account as to why negotiations are out of the question, in which he calls the United States government a "duplicitous" one that uses a bait-and-switch-style "formula" during talks.

Global Media FBI Fires Agent Peter Strzok Over Anti-Trump Text Messages
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Peter Strzok , the FBI agent who came under fire by Republicans for sending politically charged text messages that disparaged President Donald Trump , was sacked from the bureau late Friday, his attorney said on Monday. Rather than probe the newly discovered emails, Strzok opted to further investigate possible collusion between members of the Trump campaign and Russian operatives.

Global Media Turkish Finance Chief Says ‘Action Plan’ Set To Ease Market Turmoil
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The Trump administration gave Turkey until last Wednesday to release American pastor Andrew Brunson from custody, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reported revealed. In the absence of a decisive rate increase, he said , "it is.hard to look at these announcements as being anything more than temporary calming measures, rather than solutions to the problems at hand".

Global Media Canadian government not considering retaliation against Saudis, says Morneau
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The U.K.'s Foreign and Commonwealth Office said that both Canada and Saudi Arabia "are close partners". "Pakistan stands by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in protecting its sovereignty as a matter of principle and based on the historic and brotherly relations between our two countries", Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said on Thursday.

Global Media Omarosa claims she has heard tape of Trump using N-word
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It added that she blatantly ignored security procedures by taping Kelly in the Situation Room, a location in the basement of the West Wing, where highly-sensitive conversations take place. White House officials and Trump have portrayed Newman and Cohen, who is under investigation in NY, as disgruntled and discredited figures. But that's probably not something anyone in the White House really wants to answer.

Global Media EUR/USD consolidates Turkey fears-led slide to 1.1430, US CPI eyed
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In announcing 20 percent tariffs on aluminum and 50 percent tariffs on steel, Trump said "the Turkish Lira , slides rapidly downward against our very strong Dollar!" In response, President Trump tweeted in July, "The United States will impose large sanctions on Turkey for their longtime detainment of Pastor Andrew Brunson , a great Christian, family man and wonderful human being".

Global Media Trump’s Supreme Court nominee to have confirmation hearing September 4
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The Senate will begin the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on September 4. He's met with dozens of senators who have nothing but positive things to say. "With the Senate already reviewing more documents than for any other Supreme Court nominee in history, Chairman Grassley has lived up to his promise to lead an open, transparent and fair process", said White House spokesman Raj Shah.

Global Media This Indian politician to attend Imran Khan’s swearing-in ceremony
Author: 0 This Indian politician to attend Imran Khan’s swearing-in ceremony

India-Pakistan peace talks stalled in 2013 and efforts to get them started have come to naught, mainly due to several terrorist attacks in India seen as perpetrated by Pakistan-based terrorist groups. "In a historic moment, Imran Khan will take the oath (as prime minister) on Aug 18", Faisal Javed Khan, a PTI senator and Khan's close aide, said in televised comments in Islamabad .

Global Media Erdogan says lira crash 'political plot' against Turkey
Author: 0 Erdogan says lira crash 'political plot' against Turkey

President Erdogan urged his people in a counter-tweet: "Change the euros, the dollars and the gold that you are keeping beneath your pillows into lira at our banks". He said Turkey's response was not going to be based on "reciprocity", adding: "Those who commit a crime will pay a price". "Relations with countries who behave like this have reached a point beyond salvaging", said Erdogan, who warned of "economic war".

Global Media Boris Johnson faces disciplinary action over burqa jibe
Author: 0 Boris Johnson faces disciplinary action over burqa jibe

The Independent understands that following the complaints, party chiefs must now decide whether the allegation is serious enough to establish an investigatory panel to ascertain whether Mr Johnson has broken the party's code of conduct. "You should really only apologise for a bad joke. I fear an eruption of anger amongst our party's core voters and grassroots activities if this obsessive political correctness doesn't stop".

Global Media Turkish lira slumps to new record low as Donald Trump doubles tariffs
Author: 0 Turkish lira slumps to new record low as Donald Trump doubles tariffs

The lira tumbled 13% in one day, to 6.51 per USA dollar, a massive move for a currency that will make the Turkish poorer and further shake global investors' confidence in the country. He denies the charges. The prospect of a deal for Brunson's release appeared high as Turkish officials traveled to Washington this week, but the deal apparently fell apart over last-minute Turkish demands.

Global Media On Charlottesville Anniversary, Trump Condemns Racism
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And I'm calling b.s. on that". The city of Charlottesville marked the anniversary of last year's white supremacist violence that sent ripples through the country with largely peaceful vigils and other events , but police had a brief, tense confrontation with demonstrators angry over the heavy security presence there this weekend.

Global Media France floods in pictures: Holidaymakers EVACUATED following deluge
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The Gard government said four German children were taken to hospital on Thursday suffering from hypothermia in Bagnols-sur-Cèze. The children removed from the camp were among 1,600 evacuated, mostly preventatively, in three regions by Thursday evening after torrential rains quickly transformed rivers and streams into torrents.

Global Media Anti-racist protestors march through Charlottesville
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Schoep also addressed the Charlottesville, Virginia incident and said his group, "acted in self defense ... we are not the ones creating the violence. University of Virginia professor Lisa Woolfork says she doesn't know anyone who feels safer because of the increased police presence. The 2018 Unite the Right Rally will be held in the nation's capital and is expected to draw various extremist groups, potentially including some of the white supremacist and white nationalist organizations ...

Global Media Judge halts deportation of mother and daughter, threatens Jeff Sessions with contempt
Author: 0 Judge halts deportation of mother and daughter, threatens Jeff Sessions with contempt

Sullivan agreed with the American Civil Liberties Union that the immigrants they are representing in a federal lawsuit should not be deported while their cases are pending. Carmen fled El Salvador in June with her daughter, claiming they received violent threats from gang members. Several co-workers at the factory where Carmen worked had been murdered, and her husband is also abusive, the paper added, citing records.

Global Media Ahead of Charlottesville Anniversary Rally, Virginia Declares State of Emergency
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Then, a demonstration is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.at Lafayette Square . The organizer expects a maximum of 400 attendees , according to the permit application. James Alex Fields Jr ., of OH, faces murder charges in Heyer's death. "We love all people and our country", he said from the stage. Rally supporters and counter-protesters screamed, shouted, chanted, threw punches, hurled water bottles, and unleashed chemical sprays on each other that weekend in Charlottesville.

Global Media Man Accused Of Setting Holy Fire In California Makes Bizarre Court Appearance
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Rob Gore, a firefighter from the Australian capital of Canberra, said it makes for good relationships that Australians often fight fires in North America and that Canadians and Americans regularly fight fires in his country. A helicopter drops water to protect a home at the Holy Fire in Lake Elsinore, California, southeast of Los Angeles, on August 10, 2018. The fire has been fuelled by dry brush covering steep terrain and stoked by wind gusts during the night, a spokesman for the incident ...

Global Media Trump Doubles Tariffs On Steel, Aluminum From Turkey
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The lira "is falling so fast that a parachute is the first thing that comes to mind to prevent the lira smashing into the ground", Bart Hordijk, a market analyst at Monex Europe, told Business Insider. "Hopefully we will overcome this disaster and we will also successfully overcome this economic war ", Erdogan said. What are the other issues of disagreement? Hordijk said in an email: "President Erdogan is the elephant in the room ..." Brunson was among many foreign nationals ...

Global Media Death toll rises to 259 from Sunday's quake in Indonesia's Lombok island
Author: 0 Death toll rises to 259 from Sunday's quake in Indonesia's Lombok island

The fresh seismic event followed the 6.9 magnitude quake on Sunday that flattened homes and stranded thousands of people on Lombok's northern coast and the nearby Gili Islands. Some buildings were damaged further because of this quake'. Local government agencies and rescue agencies have issued different estimates, which one agency said could be as high as 381.

Global Media Airplane stolen from Washington airport crashes
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The plane belonged to Horizon Air, which is owned by Alaska Airlines . A stolen airplane belonging to the Alaska Airlines crashed near Seattle's Sea-Tac International Airport late on Friday. Two military F-15s were scrambled to chase the stolen plane , but local officials said the jets "were not involved in the crash ". The man's condition wasn't immediately known.

Global Media Whitmer Wins Democratic Primary In Governor's Race
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Rick Snyder (R). Schuette, like Kobach, was also endorsed by Trump for governor. "We'll take about a 90 second pivot". He pointed to his June poll of likely November voters that showed 57 percent were extremely interested in the election and extremely motivated to vote, but among Democratic women it was 67 percent.

Global Media Afghanistan: dozens dead as Taliban attack Ghazni, officials say
Author: 0 Afghanistan: dozens dead as Taliban attack Ghazni, officials say

Terrified Ghazni residents cowered in their homes amid explosions and gunfire as security forces fought to beat the insurgents back. Lt. Col. Martin O'Donnell, a spokesman for USA forces in Afghanistan , said American forces and US attack helicopters had assisted Afghan troops in pushing back the Taliban during the night's multiple attacks in Ghazni.

Global Media Argentina's Senate rejects legalizing abortion, in Pope Francis' homeland
Author: 0 Argentina's Senate rejects legalizing abortion, in Pope Francis' homeland

In Argentina, abortion is only allowed in cases of rape and risks to a woman's health . Opponents of the bill celebrated the decision on the streets outside Congress with fireworks as they waved Argentine flags. "Children should be accepted as they come, as God sends them, as God allows, even if at times they are sick", he said . But the grassroots movement behind the legislation was buoyed by coming closer than ever to achieving approval for abortion and activists vowed to keep pressing ...

Global Media 27 dead in Kerala rains, 2 more Idukki shutters opened
Author: 0 27 dead in Kerala rains, 2 more Idukki shutters opened

However, in 1992, all the three shutters was opened in the month of October. The minister said the shutters were only opened for a few hours to release the pressure and there was no reason for panic. D. Kumaraswamy and has brief them about the "grim" flood situation in the state. As the water level in the dam has touched 2401 feet, more water has to be released to avoid overflowing.

Global Media Israelis and Palestinians must join forces against Hamas, says Trump envoy Greenblatt
Author: 0 Israelis and Palestinians must join forces against Hamas, says Trump envoy Greenblatt

The Republican Jewish Coalition tweeted Thursday "we stand with Israel" after reports Hamas-backed Palestinians have steadily fired rockets into Gaza , wounding seven people. Overnight on Wednesday, three Palestinians - including a woman and her 18-month-old baby - were killed by an Israeli air strike inside Gaza . Israeli sirens continued to blare, warning of incoming rockets, while airstrikes hit more targets in Gaza , even after Palestinian factions declared that the round of ...

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