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North Korean state media demands formal end to war with US North Korean state media demands formal end to war with US
- July 26, 2018

Pompeo said again that they are committed to de-nuclearization. During last month's Singapore summit with President Donald Trump , Kim promised to denuclearize. Pompeo conceded that there was an "awful long way to go" with North Korea but in answer to a question, said the US goal was for North Korea's complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization by the end of Trump's current term in office, which runs until January 2021, and " more quickly if possible". (more...)
Tini Owens: Unhappy wife ‘must stay married’ Supreme Court rules Tini Owens: Unhappy wife ‘must stay married’ Supreme Court rules
- July 26, 2018

Tini Owens, 68, says she no longer loves her husband Hugh and wishes to divorce. While most divorce petitions are not defended, Mr Owens chose to defend this one, arguing the marriage had been largely successful. He claims if their marriage has broken down it is because she has had an affair or is "bored". One, Lord Wilson, said justices had ruled against Ms Owens "with reluctance". (more...)
Convicted Sex Offender Brock Turner's Lawyer Says He Committed Convicted Sex Offender Brock Turner's Lawyer Says He Committed "Outercourse"
- July 26, 2018

Local news station WHIO reports that appellate attorney Erick Multhaup on Tuesday told a three-justice appeals panel that his client never meant to sexually assault the unconscious woman and was instead only committing what he described as "sexual outercourse ", which he described as a variant of "safe sex". (more...)
Former cricket star Imran Khan leads in slow count of Pakistan vote Former cricket star Imran Khan leads in slow count of Pakistan vote
- July 26, 2018

Khan has been an outspoken critic of the US-led war in neighbouring Afghanistan as well as China's massive investment in Pakistan, which has racked up millions of dollars in debt to Beijing. Violence marred the knife-edge election in Pakistan as a suicide bomber killed at least 31 people . Khan campaigned on populist promises to build a "New Pakistan" and vowed to eradicate corruption, clean up the environment and construct an "Islamic welfare" state . (more...)
Scores dead in southern Syria as ISIS unleashes devastating attacks Scores dead in southern Syria as ISIS unleashes devastating attacks
- July 26, 2018

Islamic State militants also attacked three villages northeast of Sweida city, killing and wounding a number of people, state TV said. Noura al-Basha, a local journalist reporting from Suwayda province, told Syria Direct that the IS attack on villages in eastern Suwayda province began at 6:30 am Wednesday morning. (more...)
Russia Blasts US Rejection of Crimean Annexation Russia Blasts US Rejection of Crimean Annexation
- July 26, 2018

In a separate statement, Pompeo also called on Russian Federation to "end its occupation of Crimea ". Trump has prevoiusly suggested that USA opposition to Russia's annexation of Crimea could be reconsidered. Meanwhile, the president has said he wants his second meeting with Mr Putin to take place next year after the federal Russian Federation probe is over, according to his national security adviser John Bolton. (more...)
Donald Trump's Hollywood star vandalized Donald Trump's Hollywood star vandalized
- July 26, 2018

They found the star completely smashed with a pickax left at the scene. Trump earned his star on the Walk of Fame when he was on The Apprentice . The person suspected of vandalizing President Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star with a pickax early Wednesday morning has surrendered himself to police, KABC-TV reported . (more...)
Imran Khan convenes PTI meeting to discuss post-election situation
- July 26, 2018

Former global cricket star and socialite Imran Khan is confident that a victory in Pakistan's general elections on Wednesday will kick start a revolution for a country bedeviled by corruption and insecurity. Throughout the night, Mr Khan's supporters celebrated outside party offices nationwide. The PML-N says it is the target of the alleged military machinations. (more...)
Buddhist ceremony held to ordain Thai cave boys, honor rescuers Buddhist ceremony held to ordain Thai cave boys, honor rescuers
- July 26, 2018

One boy did not participate because he isn't Buddhist. Dozens of locals joined in Tuesday morning's temple ceremonies to show support for the group, whose rescue captivated Thais as well as people around the world . The white clothes they donned then were exchanged Wednesday for the traditional orange robes. Prime Minister Theresa May hosted a reception on Tuesday for the British divers who were involved in the rescue of 12 schoolboys from a flooded cave in Thailand earlier this month. (more...)
Trump and European Union officials strike 'zero tariff' deal to avert trade war Trump and European Union officials strike 'zero tariff' deal to avert trade war
- July 26, 2018

Trump threatening massive tariffs on if for the European Union didn't lower high tariffs on cars. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) said the administration's move was "encouraging for the short term". Tariffs are taxes on imports. But that doesn't mean they are bad. The President's announcement that Europe will buy more soybeans and liquid national gas could be good news for United States agriculture and industry. (more...)
Explosion reported outside U.S. Embassy in Beijing Explosion reported outside U.S. Embassy in Beijing
- July 26, 2018

Video and images posted show smoke rising from the vicinity of the embassy in the heart of the Chinese capital, with crowds gathering. A U.S. embassy spokesman said the explosion happened around 1pm local time in the "public space off the southeast corner of the embassy compound". (more...)
Philippines' Duterte vows to intensify war against illicit drugs Philippines' Duterte vows to intensify war against illicit drugs
- July 26, 2018

Also marring the president's address was the failure of the House to ratify the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) which Duterte was expected to sign as one of the highlights before Duterte was to deliver his annual address. Duterte's cursing the chief and members of the United Nations Human Rights Council, and threatening to throw them to the crocodiles also did not sit well with 64 percent of the respondents. (more...)
Hundreds Of People Missing After Dam Collapses In Laos Hundreds Of People Missing After Dam Collapses In Laos
- July 26, 2018

ABC Laos reported that officials had brought boats to help evacuate people in San Sai district of Attapeu province, where the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam is located. Laos is traversed by a vast network of rivers and there are several dams being built or are planned in the impoverished and landlocked country, which exports most of its hydropower energy to neighbouring countries like Thailand. (more...)
Leaked tape piles pressure on Trump, with ex-lawyer to speak 'truth' Leaked tape piles pressure on Trump, with ex-lawyer to speak 'truth'
- July 26, 2018

Giuliani said the conversation was held at Trump's office in Trump Tower and that Cohen used a hidden device to record the conversation. Michael Cohen is just getting started. Meanwhile, Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani confirmed with the New York Times last week that Trump and Cohen had discussed payments - and that "there was no indication on the tape that Mr. (more...)
Trump House Allies Move to Impeach Rosenstein Trump House Allies Move to Impeach Rosenstein
- July 26, 2018

But Meadows and Jordan stopped short of forcing an immediate vote on the measure, sparing Republican lawmakers for now from a potential dilemma. Also in April, Rep. "If you are looking for documents, then you want compliance, and you want whatever moves you toward compliance". Meadows said after that meeting that there was still "frustration" with how Justice has handled the oversight requests. (more...)
GOP Strategist: Cohen Tape Reveals Trump Systematically Silenced Women GOP Strategist: Cohen Tape Reveals Trump Systematically Silenced Women
- July 26, 2018

Trump has also denied that there was an extramarital affair with Karen McDougal . "Why is (Trump lawyer Rudy) Giuliani out falsely disparaging Michael Cohen - because they fear him". Here's the point: the president has run through a succession of lawyers in connection with the Democrats' many attacks on him. Cohen was Trump's longtime personal lawyer and fixer; however, he has sought to distance himself from the president in recent weeks, fueling speculation that Cohen could flip on ... (more...)
Stormy Daniels and husband to divorce: Lawyer | Global Edition Stormy Daniels and husband to divorce: Lawyer | Global Edition
- July 26, 2018

Crain, Ms. Daniels, and their daughter". Stormy Daniels' husband, Glendon Crain , has filed for divorce from the adult film actress as well as a restraining order against her, Yahoo News is reporting. A hearing is scheduled for Friday. The charges were dismissed and her lawyer in OH called the arrest a politically motivated set-up. Daniels has filed suit seeking to void a non-disclosure agreement she signed the month before the 2016 presidential election in exchange for a $130,000 ... (more...)
Russian Hackers Penetrate US Electrical Grid Russian Hackers Penetrate US Electrical Grid
- July 26, 2018

Officials with the Department of Homeland Security said the hackers broke into supposedly "air-gapped" networks by first penetrating the networks of key vendors that had trusted relationships with utility companies. The aim of the break-in - to steal information or prepare possible conflicts - remains unknown. Since that time, the number of victims has increased from dozens to hundreds. (more...)
Last remaining U.S. airlines give in to Chinese pressure on Taiwan Last remaining U.S. airlines give in to Chinese pressure on Taiwan
- July 26, 2018

American Airlines, Delta and Cathay Pacific have become the latest carriers to change how they refer to Taiwan online, bowing to pressure from China . "Air travel is global business, and we abide by the rules in countries where we operate", American spokeswoman Shannon Gilson told CNN. MailOnline has reached out to British Airways for comment. (more...)
Boulder falls from Jerusalem's Western Wall, barely missing worshipper Boulder falls from Jerusalem's Western Wall, barely missing worshipper
- July 26, 2018

Women of the Wall is a group campaigning for the right for women to lead prayer services in the women's section of the main Western Wall plaza, which now adheres to Orthodox rules permitting only men to lead services. No one was injured. A security camera captured the moment at the site revered by Jews as a remnant of the compound of the Second Temple destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD. (more...)

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