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Daimler abandons its Iran plans over U.S. sanctions

Daimler abandons its Iran plans over U.S. sanctions A U.S. official said Monday that "nearly 100 worldwide firms have announced their intent to leave the Iranian market". The EU has taken the unprecedented step in a bid to salvage the nuclear deal struck with Iran in 2015. "I am asking for WORLD PEACE, nothing less!" Mr. Erdan, who also heads the Strategic Affairs Ministry, praised the USA for reimposing punitive sanctions on Iran that brought ... [Full Article...]

Manafort bank fraud trial, day four

Manafort bank fraud trial, day four Laporta said . "But then they were longtime clients of the firm and I did not want to do that either". Prosecutors say Manafort used the offshore bank accounts, based mainly in Cyprus, to purchase millions of dollars of goods and services directly so he could avoid paying taxes on the money he received for political consulting work he did in Ukraine. [Full Article...]

Trump casts midterm elections as a personal referendum

Trump casts midterm elections as a personal referendum The 12th district has a higher percentage of people 25 and older with college degrees than any other district in the state, and Trump's popularity there has waned. In a raucous rally in a sweltering gymnasium north of Columbus, Ohio, Trump pitched for the GOP candidate up in a special election next week and defiantly questioned the idea that, historically, the party that controls the White House s... [Full Article...]

Venezuela assassination try via drone sparks fears of copycat attack

Venezuela assassination try via drone sparks fears of copycat attack Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro and hundreds of Venezuelan soldiers were sent fleeing on Saturday after an alleged attack via drone resulted in an explosion. The US State Department dismissed the accusations while rights group Venezuela Justice said a subsequent purge of the country's armed forces resulted in 150 people being jailed "for political reasons". [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia freezes Canada trade ties, recalls envoy

Saudi Arabia freezes Canada trade ties, recalls envoy Stating that it considers " the Canadian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia as Persona-Non-Grata". Canada's foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, had tweeted about the arrests on Thursday. Negative impacts of the Saudi Arabian investment and trade embargo may be overshadowed by Canada's higher inflation and better than expected economic growth . [Full Article...]

Did the National Archives Throw a Wrench Into Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation?

Did the National Archives Throw a Wrench Into Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation? Some Democrats say they are concerned that Kavanaugh will not keep President Trump in check. Republicans are calling Democrats' request for more documents a delay tactic, but the letter from the National Archives shows that Kavanaugh's confirmation may be delayed even without Democratic action. [Full Article...]

Police say woman in Kearney was not missing Iowa student

Police say woman in Kearney was not missing Iowa student She was reported missing the following day when she didn't turn up for work. Anyone with information in the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 800-452-1111. Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa on Thursday said that the Bring Mollie Tibbetts Home Safe Reward Fund for information leading to her safe return reached $172,000 as of August 2, according to the Register . [Full Article...]

Stung By Criticism, Trump Administration Emphasizes Election Security Response

Stung By Criticism, Trump Administration Emphasizes Election Security Response Trump attorneys say both sides have exchanged proposals for conditions for such a Trump interview. But while Trump was busy taking jabs at Mueller, the president's critics were quick to weigh in, pointing out that Trump's "order" that Mueller be fired is an obstruction of justice and belies the values that America stands for as a democracy. [Full Article...]

As ‘Kiki challenge goes viral, people worldwide face arrests, fines and injuries

As ‘Kiki challenge goes viral, people worldwide face arrests, fines and injuries Also known as " In My Feelings challenge", the Kiki challenge involves jumping out of moving auto and dancing alongside it to Drake's hit in "My Feelings" while the vehicle continues moving. Luckily, she survived, but sustained a fractured skull, had bleeding in her brain and blood clots, the report said. Worden was just released from the ICU at the University of Iowa hospital, where she ... [Full Article...]

Observers condemn army violence as Zimbabwe awaits election result

Observers condemn army violence as Zimbabwe awaits election result FILE PHOTO: Supporters of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party (MDC) of Nelson Chamisa, sing and dance in the street outside the party's headquarters following general elections in Harare, Zimbabwe , July 31, 2018. The electoral roll has always been a contentious feature of Zimbabwean elections, allegedly the rotten core of systematic rigging under Mugabe. Mnangagwa tweeted ... [Full Article...]

Satellite Footage Shows Rapid Growth of the Deadly Californian Wildfires

Satellite Footage Shows Rapid Growth of the Deadly Californian Wildfires In and around Redding to the north, some evacuees were allowed to return to neighborhoods where more than 1,000 homes were torched. More than 4,200 firefighters are battling the blaze, which has scorched more than 125,800 acres (50,900 hectares) in the scenic Shasta-Trinity region. [Full Article...]

Zimbabwe says election is clean; opposition is skeptical

Zimbabwe says election is clean; opposition is skeptical The historic election is the first since the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe . "I am not shy to say I voted for Chamisa". Former Minister for higher education Jonathan Moyo tweeted despite polling stations showing a 60 percent win so far for MDC's Nelson Chamisa , no results were forthcoming. [Full Article...]

House Republicans move to impeach Rod Rosenstein

House Republicans move to impeach Rod Rosenstein Ryan said he would continue to support at least the drive to get the Justice Department to give more documents to Congress. "I am not keeping any information from Congress", Rosenstein said, pointing his finger at Jordan. Even when the released documents reveal that the investigation is credible and above board, the president's defenders distort and lie about their contents to push the narra... [Full Article...]

Man killed, firefighters injured as wildfire sweeps through California

Man killed, firefighters injured as wildfire sweeps through California Firefighters and police "went into life-safety mode", hustling door to door to usher civilians out of harm's way, said Scott McLean, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire). KRCR , a Redding, California , TV station and CNN affiliate, interrupted it's newscast and evacuated its facility Thursday night as the fire approached their studio. [Full Article...]

Britain to keep European Union laws during Brexit transition

Britain to keep European Union laws during Brexit transition She said: "What I see is people focusing their minds now on the impact the future relationship will have on their economies as well as ours". The prime minister told Parliament yesterday that overall responsibility for the negotiations is being moved to the Cabinet Office - where a dedicated team reporting directly to May has "played an increasing role in Brexit talks during recent months", ... [Full Article...]

Met Office issues thunderstorms warning for the North East

Met Office issues thunderstorms warning for the North East The hottest July day on record saw the mercury hit 36.7C at Heathrow on July 1 2015. "There is greater potential for both the July and the other (all-time) record to go tomorrow", said a Met Office spokesman noting that the highest temperatures are expected in the southeast - in Kent, Essex, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. [Full Article...]

Michael Cohen turned over a rock in the muck

Michael Cohen turned over a rock in the muck Cohen, who no longer works for the USA president, is under federal investigation in NY for his business dealings and reportedly whether hush payments violated campaign finance laws. To be fair, the audio is muddled, so it's not clear exactly what Trump is talking about. Cohen made a similar payment of $130,000 to porn star and stripper Stormy Daniels , whose real name is Stephanie Clifford. [Full Article...]

Trump Threatens Iran in Late-night All-caps Tweet

Trump Threatens Iran in Late-night All-caps Tweet Mimicking Trump's bellicose Twitter threat directed at Iran's leaders the previous day, Zarif wrote: "COLOR US UNIMPRESSED ..." Trump also highlighted to the veterans Tuesday part of last month's agreement with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to transfer home the remains of American soldiers killed in the North Korea War. [Full Article...]

How great is the threat of war between Iran and the US?

How great is the threat of war between Iran and the US? What we don't know is how Iran will react to such harsh rhetoric, or if Trump is playing at a risky game by trying to distract from the Russian Federation kerfuffle by creating a Twitter dust-up with another adversary. After speaking with European officials about Trump's warnings, International Crisis Group president Rob Malley said diplomats on the continent were not "really taking it seriously... [Full Article...]

Trump Returns to 'Witch Hunt' Tweets Against Mueller Probe

Trump Returns to 'Witch Hunt' Tweets Against Mueller Probe Senator Marco Rubio of Florida said Sunday he does not think the Federal Bureau of Investigation acted inappropriately in its surveillance of Donald Trump campaign aide Carter Page , who, Rubio said "went around the world bragging about his connections in Russian Federation". [Full Article...]


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