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Trump 'cites Russian Federation probe' after ending ex-CIA head's security access

Trump 'cites Russian Federation probe' after ending ex-CIA head's security access She also cited Brennan's "wild outbursts" online and on TV. Sanders says other former intelligence officials' security clearances are also "currently under review". Mr Trump told the Wall Street Journal that "these people" - including Mr Brennan - had "led" the Russian Federation inquiry. Trump's comments are reminiscent of when he claimed he was firing Comey over mishandling the Clint... [Full Article...]

Trump signs $717bn annual defence policy bill into law

Trump signs $717bn annual defence policy bill into law Trump said in his speech Monday at Fort Drum in NY that the fiscal 2019 NDAA authorizes more than 3,000 joint light tactical vehicles, 60 Bradley combat vehicles and 135 M1 Abrams tanks for the Army. "We must have American dominance in space", he said, as he warned of the threat from China and elsewhere, specifically mentioning a "new" Chinese military division that oversees space operati... [Full Article...]

Malaysia court rules Kim Jong Nam assassination trial can proceed

Malaysia court rules Kim Jong Nam assassination trial can proceed They are accused of killing Kim Jong-nam by smearing a toxic agent, known as VX, on his face while he was at Kuala Lumpur's airport on February 13, 2017. Airport security footage shown in court captured the moment of the attack and prosecutors also said the camera images linked the women to the four male suspects . [Full Article...]

Nebraska executes first death row inmate in 20 years

Nebraska executes first death row inmate in 20 years Three of the four substances used in Tuesday's execution had never been used for lethal injections - underscoring the difficulty states across the United States have had in obtaining previously employed execution drugs. The company makes cisatracurium besylate and potassium chloride, and said it opposes use of its products in executions. According to prosecutors, Moore was 21 when he fatal... [Full Article...]

India aims to send astronauts into space by 2022, Modi says

India aims to send astronauts into space by 2022, Modi says Wearing a flowing saffron turban, the Hindu nationalist leader also announced the plan to take the "Indian tricolour to space " in a manned mission that would make India the fourth nation to launch one, after the United States , Russia and China . [Full Article...]

British Columbia wildfire smoke prompts air quality advisories in Alberta

British Columbia wildfire smoke prompts air quality advisories in Alberta Sensitive groups should take precautions, including: children, older adults, and people that are pregnant, have heart or lung issues (such as asthma and COPD), or that have had a stroke. The only mask that the PSCAA recommends is the N95- or N100-rated masks . Seek medical help if you have symptoms that worsen or become severe. While much of B.C. [Full Article...]

Trump 'Looking Into' Revoking Security Clearances Of Former Officials Critical Of Him

Trump 'Looking Into' Revoking Security Clearances Of Former Officials Critical Of Him The officials are former CIA and NSA director Gen. Michael Hayden , former FBI Director James Comey , former CIA Director John Brennan , former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper , former U.S. "You would think the White House would check with the Federal Bureau of Investigation before trying to throw shiny objects to the press corps", she wrote on Twitter . [Full Article...]

Kerala floods: Kochi airport suspends operations; 33 dams opened

Kerala floods: Kochi airport suspends operations; 33 dams opened The Kochi airport suspended all operations till Saturday after rains hit transport services in the state. According to the statement, authorities are in the process of draining out storm water, but water levels have been steadily rising and that could pose a challenge. [Full Article...]

Priest abuse victims detail lifetime of trauma and broken trust

Priest abuse victims detail lifetime of trauma and broken trust Rezendes, a member of the Boston Globe's Spotlight team that exposed the church's sexual abuse cover-up in the city, said that Tuesday's announcement was almost identical to the one he investigated. The panel concluded that a succession of Catholic bishops and other diocesan leaders tried to shield the church from bad publicity and financial liability. [Full Article...]

FOX & Friends Host Brian Kilmeade: Omarosa 'Outsmarted' Trump

FOX & Friends Host Brian Kilmeade: Omarosa 'Outsmarted' Trump Is there really a tape? Donald Trump himself has unambiguously denied the existence of any such recording, and says Mark Burnett, who produced The Apprentice , called him yesterday to reassure him. In the eight months since Manigault Newman was sacked, Trump has yet to appoint a single African-American to a senior White House role as either an assistant or a deputy assistant to the President. [Full Article...]

Australian politicians condemn call to ban Muslim migration

Australian politicians condemn call to ban Muslim migration Labor opposition leader Bill Shorten called the speech "a low point for our parliament". "[Pauline Hanson] is abandoning the territory that made her infamous or famous", Mr Katter said . "The fact is if you were so appalled you should have got up and walked out of the place", Ms Hanson said. The Greens, the Centre Alliance and the Nationals also supported the motion, but perhaps the most fi... [Full Article...]

Italy refuses safe harbor to charity ship carrying migrants

Italy refuses safe harbor to charity ship carrying migrants The Aquarius , run by Franco-German charity SOS Mediterranee and Doctors without Borders (MSF), picked up the migrants in two separate operations and is now in global waters between Italy and Malta . It added that Libya's rescue coordination authorities wouldn't provide the Aquarius with "a place of safety" and asked it to request safe harbor from another country's authorities. [Full Article...]

Grieving Orca Mother Finally Lets Her Dead Newborn Go After 17 Days

Grieving Orca Mother Finally Lets Her Dead Newborn Go After 17 Days After nearly seventeen heart-wrenching days of carrying her dead calf around, J35 (nicknamed Tahlequah), the mother orca , was spotted traversing the waters of the Georgia Strait without her baby. Meanwhile researchers have been tending to ailing orca J50, a 3½-year-old whale who has lost 20 percent of her body mass and developed a depression near the base of her skull. [Full Article...]

Canadian cities make top 10 on global ranking of most livable cities

Canadian cities make top 10 on global ranking of most livable cities The Economist Intelligence Unit's annual Global Liveability Ranking, out today, placed London as the 48th most liveable city in the world , although it lags behind Manchester, which came in 35th, the highest placed of the UK's entrants. Damascus in Syria, Port Moresby in PNG and Dhaka in Bangladesh are among the world's 10 least liveable cities. Japan, which alongside Osaka boasted Tokyo in t... [Full Article...]

Two killed in hippo attacks in Kenya's Rift Valley

Two killed in hippo attacks in Kenya's Rift Valley In the natural reserve near lake Naivasha (90 km from the capital of Kenya , Nairobi ) the Hippo killed the tourist. Witness James Omollo said the man got too close to the animal which turned against him, biting him on the chest. "His injuries were serious and he died minutes after he was retrieved from the lake", Rift Valley criminal investigations chief Gideon Kibunja told The Associated... [Full Article...]

Defense Secretary Mattis Defends Reversal on Proposed Space Force

Defense Secretary Mattis Defends Reversal on Proposed Space Force Trump said the new branch was needed to ensure US dominance in space . The AFSPC has units at Air Force bases all over the United States. In an interview with Space .com, Michael Dodge, an assistant professor in the Department of Space Studies at the University of North Dakota, likened the creation of a Space Force with the birth of the Air Force in the 20th century. [Full Article...]

New Mexico family saw dead boy as guide for attacks

New Mexico family saw dead boy as guide for attacks The suspects - two men and three women - were arrested last week at a makeshift compound in Amalia, New Mexico, where authorities rescued 11 emaciated children living in filthy conditions with very little food and no clean water, according to police. [Full Article...]

Baltimore police officer suspended after 'disturbing' video shows him repeatedly punching citizen

Baltimore police officer suspended after 'disturbing' video shows him repeatedly punching citizen A federal investigation past year found Baltimore law enforcement has patterns of excessive use of force, racial profiling, and unconstitutional policing. Justice Department found officers routinely violated people's constitutional rights. "I'd like to believe that there is more to it, but obviously, it really makes us look bad", Ryan said. [Full Article...]

Death toll from Syria blast climbs to 36

Death toll from Syria blast climbs to 36 Several people remained trapped in the collapsed building for hours, with local reports saying that 10 people had been pulled from the rubble alive, while dozens of people remain missing. Meanwhile, Syrian government forces fighting rebels in Idlib province have sent more reinforcements ahead of a potential offensive on the last major rebel stronghold in Syria. [Full Article...]

Trump tightrope walk before rally

Trump tightrope walk before rally Police in northern Virginia's Fairfax County also reported the arrest of a man accused of spitting on state troopers providing security at a Metro station. Constance Young, who survived the auto attack at Charlottesburg, was among those who addressed the assembled counterprotesters . "We celebrate the success of this economy without any question", he said. [Full Article...]


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