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World Cricket Star Imran Khan elected Prime Minister of Pakistan
Author: 0 Cricket Star Imran Khan elected Prime Minister of Pakistan

Khan saw his party sweep to victory in a July 25 general election promising to fight corruption and lift millions of people out of poverty. Khan's election was only the second democratic transfer of power since Pakistan's 1947 independence, and came at a time when relations with on-off ally the United States are fraying over alleged Pakistani support for militants waging war in Afghanistan.

World US Newspapers Hit Back At Donald Trump Over 'Fake News' Claims
Author: 0 US Newspapers Hit Back At Donald Trump Over 'Fake News' Claims

Trump, while pushing back against the coordinated editorials against him, alleged much of what they said were fake news ad accused them of pushing a political agenda or trying to hurt people. He tweets that the Globe "is in COLLUSION with other papers on free press". "He's increasing his rhetoric and we thought that a united stand in defense of the freedom of the press would make a statement ", said Marjorie Pritchard, the Editorial Page's Deputy Managing Editor.

World Manafort trial moves to defense as prosecutors wrap up
Author: 0 Manafort trial moves to defense as prosecutors wrap up

Bloomberg News reports that an email exchange occurred in late November 2016, following Trump's election victory, almost two years before Stephen Calk, chief executive officer of the Federal Savings Bank, would become a central figure in the government's case against Manafort.

World UK police given more time to quiz Parliament crash suspect
Author: 0 UK police given more time to quiz Parliament crash suspect

Scotland Yard said the silver Ford Fiesta used in the Westminster attack was driven from Birmingham to London late on Monday and spent nearly five hours in the Tottenham Court Road area. A cyclist passes a police officer standing at the vehicle barrier to the Houses of Parliament where a auto crashed after knocking down cyclists and pedestrians yesterday in Westminster, London , Britain, August 15, 2018.

World Trump signs $717bn annual defence policy bill into law
Author: 0 Trump signs $717bn annual defence policy bill into law

Presidents have used signing statements since the 19th century to express reservations about bills they signed. "I want to say, very strongly, there is no better place than right here at Fort Drum to celebrate its passage", the president said .

World Unhealthy smoky air blankets Northwest
Author: 0 Unhealthy smoky air blankets Northwest

Instead, they raise the possibility of more lightning strikes in OR to start fires and gusty winds that could spread flames, according to the weather service. Those include closing windows, running air conditioners on recirculation mode, avoiding driving and closing the windows when doing so and possibly wearing a N95 or N100 rated mask.

World Nearly two-thirds say racial tensions are worse one year after Charlottesville
Author: 0 Nearly two-thirds say racial tensions are worse one year after Charlottesville

We were all sickened by the blatant racism on display, and the response from President Trump and others in his inner circle. We must come together as a nation . Peace to ALL Americans!' "I think a lot of people would like to think of the torchbearing Nazis in Charlottesville as something that's of a different kind entirely than the other kind of racist acts that we see every day across the country".

World Iran trade continues despite U.S. sanctions: Iraqi official
Author: 0 Iran trade continues despite U.S. sanctions: Iraqi official

Johnson wrote in his article that British businesses should cut all trade ties with Iran and help the U.S. form a "united front". "It is clear that the danger from Iran did not diminish in the wake of the deal", he said. "Can I, the prime minister of Iraq , endanger the interests of Iraqis just to take a stand?" he said. The US position was further undermined by an unnamed United Kingdom minister who accused Trump of simply throwing " red meat " to his support base, calling the sanctions ...

World Trump signs bill named for Sen. McCain, doesn’t mention him
Author: 0 Trump signs bill named for Sen. McCain, doesn’t mention him

The NDAA will support the Department of Defense's push to further strengthen the readiness and capabilities of the U.S. Armed Forces with a national defense budget of $716 billion, which raises service members pay by 2.6 percent. "Nobody understands how stretched our military has become better than the soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division". The bill will introduce thousands of new recruits to active duty, reserve and National Guard units and replace ageing tanks, planes, ships and ...

World Afghan forces battle Taliban in key city for third day
Author: 0 Afghan forces battle Taliban in key city for third day

The thousands of Western forces still there are focused on providing support and training to Afghan forces and carrying out counter-terrorism operations. They said they "liberated" the central prison in Ghazni and freed all Taliban prisoners. The attack on Ghazni leaves the future of peace talks with the Taleban uncertain.

World Looking to live in Greece? Love cats? Click here
Author: 0 Looking to live in Greece? Love cats? Click here

Have you always dreamed of escaping to an island with nothing but cats for company? God's Little People Cat Rescue , located on the Greek island of Syros , is now seeking a mature cat lover to take over the daily operations of the sanctuary.

World Romanian police clash with anti-government protesters
Author: 0 Romanian police clash with anti-government protesters

Police came in for criticism from the centre-right opposition for using water cannon and tear gas on Friday (10 August) to disperse protesters. The protest was held to show discontent over how Romania is being governed by the Social Democrats, who are pushing for laws that many contend will weaken the fight against government corruption.

World Omarosa Manigault Newman claims to have taped John Kelly firing her
Author: 0 Omarosa Manigault Newman claims to have taped John Kelly firing her

In one of the recordings, Kelly was in the process of firing her in December and tried to plan the spin that would surround her departure. "And then you can go on without any type of difficulty in the future relative to you reputation". During a panel discussion on of Fox News, conservative radio host Steve Deace reflected on the news that Manigault, who was sacked by the White House, has come to the conclusion that Trump is "racist".

World 'Time has come' for US Space Force, sixth military branch: Pence
Author: 0 'Time has come' for US Space Force, sixth military branch: Pence

Pence outlined a series of steps the Pentagon will undertake ahead of the creation of Space Force. "We must have American dominance in space, and so we will", Pence said in his speech at the Pentagon. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday delivered a speech at the Pentagon outlining the administration's plan to move forward with the Space Force, which including instructions for the Department of Defense to draft a legislative proposal for Congress.

World Erdogan warns Turkey's partnership with USA 'in jeopardy'
Author: 0 Erdogan warns Turkey's partnership with USA 'in jeopardy'

Turkey has also been hit by U.S. sanctions on Iran, given that half of Turkey's oil imports come from Iran. Erdogan has cast the recent slide in the lira as a war and without naming countries said supporters of a failed military coup two years ago, which Ankara says was organized by a US -based Muslim cleric, were attacking Turkey in new ways since his re-election two months ago.

World Michigan Democrats hoping for pink and blue wave in November
Author: 0 Michigan Democrats hoping for pink and blue wave in November

After Tuesday's primaries across four states - Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington - there were 11 female nominees for governor and 182 for the House of Representatives, the U.S. Because when you're a jerk just to piss people off, then the natural reaction by people tends to be: 'Well, we need more restrictions on speech. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., during his presidential campaign in 2016.

World North Korea threatens to halt denuclearization over United States’ aggressive negotiating posture
Author: 0 North Korea threatens to halt denuclearization over United States’ aggressive negotiating posture

The finding comes as South Korean President Moon Jae-in's administration pursues detente with the North. Hopes are high for economic cooperation and investment in North Korea once sanctions are lifted. The "Fox & Friends" transition has garnered criticism due to the light-hearted nature of discussing the North Korean dictator, who has been under fire for human rights violations and nuclear testings.

World Israeli Airstrikes Hit Gaza After Hamas Launches Rocket Attacks
Author: 0 Israeli Airstrikes Hit Gaza After Hamas Launches Rocket Attacks

On the Israeli side, at least eleven people were wounded. A pregnant woman and her one-year-old daughter were among three people killed during Israeli air strikes along the Gaza Strip . It said the Palestinian "resistance" had fired a large number of projectiles at "enemy positions in the Gaza envelope". A volley launched against the city of Sderot caused injuries to three Israelis.

World Manafort defense asks Gates about additional extramarital affairs
Author: 0 Manafort defense asks Gates about additional extramarital affairs

After a back-and-forth discussion about how much income should be reclassified as a loan to aid Manafort, they settled on $900,000, she testified . He told jurors to ignore his admonishment of Mr. "I've acknowledged there was a period where I had another relationship", said Gates, who is married. Ellis encouraged both the prosecution and the defense to not try his patience with unnecessary objections or other delays.

World Dozens killed, including children on a bus, in Yemen air strikes
Author: 0 Dozens killed, including children on a bus, in Yemen air strikes

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), an outspoken critic of the United States' support for the Saudi coalition, expressed fury over the attack and demanded once again that lawmakers end their complicity in the war. He criticized Riyadh for denying Iranian delegates entry visas for OIC summits, saying such statements "are compiled and released unilaterally and unjustly under pressure from Saudi Arabia".

World 'Time has come' to create US Space Force, sixth military branch: Pence
Author: 0 'Time has come' to create US Space Force, sixth military branch: Pence

This force will draw from across the military to provide space expertise in times of crisis and conflict, Pence said . " The time has come to establish the United States Space Force .While our adversaries have been busy weaponizing space too often we have bureaucratized it and over time our ability to adapt to new and emerging threats has been stifled by needless layers of red tape", Pence said.

World Boris Johnson under mounting pressure to apologize for controversial burqa comments
Author: 0 Boris Johnson under mounting pressure to apologize for controversial burqa comments

By a narrow margin of 48 per cent to 45 per cent they thought he did not need to say sorry for his comments. The Belgian parliament passed a bill in 2010 to ban any clothing that would obscure the identity of the wearer in public places. But the MP Nadine Dorries, retorted: "The people in Westminster who are so outraged are actually terrified that at some stage any day soon Boris may make a challenge for the leadership and Number 10".

World Manafort suggested Chicago banker Calk as Army secretary, according to Gates
Author: 0 Manafort suggested Chicago banker Calk as Army secretary, according to Gates

Manafort had $16.4 million in unreported income between 2010 and 2014, according to an IRS agent who said tax returns filed by Manafort were also false because he did not indicate he had foreign accounts. "I am here. I have accepted responsibility and I am trying to change". Downing seized on those admissions to try and cast doubt on whether the jury can trust Gates' claims that he only carried out the fraud alleged by prosecutors at Manafort's behest.