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Trump says immigrants can't be in US during asylum process

Trump says immigrants can't be in US during asylum process Immigrants seeking asylum along the southwest border will no longer be released into the USA while their cases play out, the Trump administration said on Thursday , forcing them instead to wait in Mexico in one of the most significant moves on immigration since the president took office. [Full Article...]

Australia joins condemnation of 'huge, audacious' Chinese hacking plot

Australia joins condemnation of 'huge, audacious' Chinese hacking plot United States authorities had laid charges against two Chinese Nationals, accused of being part of APT-10. The GCSB said it became aware of the campaign, targeting the data of global service providers, in early 2017. Targeted nations named in the U.S. indictment include Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, India, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates. [Full Article...]

Trump Defends Foundation, Slams Cuomo, 'Sleazebag' Schneiderman

Trump Defends Foundation, Slams Cuomo, 'Sleazebag' Schneiderman The lawsuit also alleges that Trump allowed his campaign to distribute more than $2.8 million in foundation funds to advance his presidential bid in the run-up to the 2016 Iowa caucuses - money that the attorney general says Trump should be required to pay back. [Full Article...]

Stopgap Spending Bill Heads to House as Shutdown Deadline Nears

Stopgap Spending Bill Heads to House as Shutdown Deadline Nears If you don't, the government will shut down and tough rocks for everybody". The most serious government shutdown came in 2013 when conservative Republicans made an unsuccessful effort to use funding bills to repeal President Barack Obama's healthcare law. [Full Article...]

Korea says it won’t denuclearize unless U.S. removes threat

Korea says it won’t denuclearize unless U.S. removes threat The United States deployed nuclear weapons in South Korea from 1958 to 1991. When talking about denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, [the United States] needs to know that it means eliminating all nuclear threat factors. Warmbier's death came amid heightened animosity on the Korean Peninsula, with Trump and Kim exchanging crude insults and war threats over North Korea's series of nuclear ... [Full Article...]

Russia, Iran And Turkey Seek Deal On New Syria

Russia, Iran And Turkey Seek Deal On New Syria De Mistura, who announced he would be stepping down by the end of the year, has tried since January to clinch an agreement on the identity of 150 members of a new constitutional committee to reinvigorate the dormant peace process following a Russian-hosted Syrian peace conference in the Black Sea resort of Sochi . [Full Article...]

Restaurant explosion leaves more than 40 injured in Japan

Restaurant explosion leaves more than 40 injured in Japan The two-story wooden building, which also housed a clinic, was seriously damaged, a Sapporo fire department official told AFP. Children were injured in the blast, Jiji added, citing police. After the explosion at around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, the two-story building in the city's Toyohira Ward collapsed nearly entirely and the flames spread to an adjacent fast-food restaurant. [Full Article...]

Graham Slams Trump’s Plan to Withdraw Troops From Syria

Graham Slams Trump’s Plan to Withdraw Troops From Syria All of us believed that those troops would have to go home at some point. But White House National Security Adviser John Bolton used a stronger tone September 25 when speaking about the USA presence in Syria to reporters in NY while appearing at the United Nations General Assembly sessions. [Full Article...]

The bump stock ban will soon be official

The bump stock ban will soon be official Officials at the Department of Justice say owners of the device have 90 days to turn in or destroy equipment from the date the final regulation is pushed through. The Justice Department amended regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, which ruled that bump-stock-type devices on a semi-automatic weapon allow a shooter to fire the weapon continuously with a single p... [Full Article...]

Official says United States to withdraw all American troops in Syria

Official says United States to withdraw all American troops in Syria The decision comes just days after the Pentagon stressed United States troop presence in northeastern Syria in a warning against a new Turkish offensive in the region. "We're not going to leave as long as Iranian troops are outside Iranian borders and that includes Iranian proxies and militias", he said. "At this time, we continue to work by, with and through our partners in the region", Penta... [Full Article...]

Trump Shuns Non-Wall Border Security Proposals as Government Shutdown Pressure Mounts

Trump Shuns Non-Wall Border Security Proposals as Government Shutdown Pressure Mounts The administration official said, "Additionally, activities that are supported by multi-year funding, such as FEMA's Disaster Relief Fund, will continue operations", referring to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Funding for the Homeland Security, Justice, Interior, Agriculture and other departments - comprising a quarter of the federal government - runs out Friday at midnight absent action... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump: Facebook, Twitter and Google 'Biased' Toward Democrats

Donald Trump: Facebook, Twitter and Google 'Biased' Toward Democrats In particular, the report identifies 81 Facebook pages created by the IRA, 30 of which targeted black Americans and amassed 1.2 million followers. "We've provided thousands of ads and pieces of content to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for review and shared information with the public about what we found", a Facebook spokesperson said. [Full Article...]

Israeli Forces Blow Up Family Home in Amari Refugee Camp

Israeli Forces Blow Up Family Home in Amari Refugee Camp The family house was completely destroyed in a controlled explosion, AFP correspondents at the scene said. The incident comes amid a recent uptick in Israeli-Palestinian violence across the occupied West Bank , which saw two Israeli soldiers killed near Ramallah on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Cohen Only Became a ‘Rat’ After FBI Did Something ‘Absolutely Unthinkable’

Cohen Only Became a ‘Rat’ After FBI Did Something ‘Absolutely Unthinkable’ Trump several years ago. When Cohen pleaded guilty to a charge from Mueller's office last month, he said he lied about Trump's knowledge of the proposed Moscow project. The plea deal is quite problematic for the president. Cohen was sentenced by a NY court for, among other things, paying hush money to two women who claimed to have had sexual encounters with Trump, but he was also handed ... [Full Article...]

Ex-personal lawyer says Trump knew of hush payments

Ex-personal lawyer says Trump knew of hush payments In a sentencing memo filed last week , federal prosecutors from the Southern District of NY wrote that "Individual 1" - Trump - directed Cohen to make the hush money payments, which are felony campaign finance violations. Prosecutors, meanwhile, say the president directed and coordinated the payment, potentially opening him up to criminal liability. He says Trump knew the payments were wrong. [Full Article...]

Brexit: Theresa May's ministers downplay chance of a second vote

Brexit: Theresa May's ministers downplay chance of a second vote Mr Blair said: 'We have had 30 months of negotiation. A senior Conservative source confirmed the rumours, saying: "others in No 10 are aware of what is happening" - while former Conservative Party leader Iain Duncan Smith fingered Lidington as one of the "guilty men" of the plot, accusing him of "giving the European Union what they want, which is no way out for the United Kingdom". [Full Article...]

Trump applauds the unconstitutional ruling of the Affordable Car

Trump applauds the unconstitutional ruling of the Affordable Car Supreme Court that upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Not only is much of the handwringing premature, much of it is also likely to be unnecessary. "Great news for America!" Dr. Ezekial Emanuel, who also developed Obamacare, is calling the ruling "silly" and is confident it will be upheld for a second time at the Supreme Court. [Full Article...]

Did Pelosi Just Cash In on Her Contentious Meeting with Trump?

Did Pelosi Just Cash In on Her Contentious Meeting with Trump? The president met Friday with top aides to discuss strategy. The president is insisting on $5 billion for the wall along the southern border with Mexico, but he does not have the votes from the Republican-led Congress to support it. As of today, Trump had neither accepted nor rejected the Democrats' proposal, according to the Democrats. The principal blockade in that body, of course, are Senate... [Full Article...]

United States investigates whether Trump's inaugural cash was spent improperly

United States investigates whether Trump's inaugural cash was spent improperly One key name is tied to both bodies: Thomas J. Barrack Jr., a billionaire and Trump friend who raised money for the inaugural committee and for the super PAC. Trump's inaugural committee raised twice as much as Obama's but hosted fewer events, though some involved in the planning claim this was because they did not expect to win and had to plan the festivities at the last minute. [Full Article...]

Bomb threat email to Kiwi work places under investigation

Bomb threat email to Kiwi work places under investigation Transfer it to me in Bitcoin and I assure that I have to withdraw my mercenary and the bomb will not detonate. But the threats prompted brief evacuations of a Toronto subway station and a newspaper office in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Boston Fire Department said it was notified about bomb threats at the Boston Opera House, the Keystone building, the Westin Boston Waterfront, and the Courtyard ... [Full Article...]


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