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Australian model Sinead McNamara found hanged on billionaire's yacht

All members of Baillères' family had left the ship on Tuesday and only crew remained on the vessel when the death occurred according to the Coast Guard, although at this stage it's not confirmed if Alberto Baillères was on board or not. Born and raised in Port Macquarie , McNamara had been living in Sydney for the last five years. Local media outlets in Greece say McNamara tried to commit s... [Full Article...]

Brazil's top electoral court bars Lula da Silva from running for presidency

Brazil's top electoral court bars Lula da Silva from running for presidency The lone opposing voice during the steamy session Justice Edson Fachin disagreed with his fellow justices, citing a recent call by a United Nations human rights committee calling for Lula to be allowed to run while he further appeals his conviction. [Full Article...]

Nigeria Gets $328 Million Loan From China To Boost ICT Sector

Nigeria Gets $328 Million Loan From China To Boost ICT Sector He announced a $60 billion funding package to African countries, some of which is yet to be fully implemented. This year's summit seeks to build a stronger community with a shared future between China and Africa which will yield important outcomes including the connection of the Belt and Road Initiative with Agenda 2063 of the African Union and the United Nations 2030 Agenda on sustainable d... [Full Article...]

U.S. Freezes Military Aid to Pakistan, Citing Inadequate Action on Militants

U.S. Freezes Military Aid to Pakistan, Citing Inadequate Action on Militants Experts on the Afghan conflict, America's longest war, argue that militant safe havens in Pakistan have allowed Taliban-linked insurgents in Afghanistan a place to plot deadly strikes and regroup after ground offensives. "We will try to improve ties between the two countries". Those include the Haqqani Network and Afghan Taliban, both of which are said by USA officials to operate freely from P... [Full Article...]

Pakistan wants end to controversy over Imran, Pompeo conversation

Pakistan wants end to controversy over Imran, Pompeo conversation US-Pakistan relations remain frosty due to a deep and longstanding trust deficit, but mindful of the country's alleged influence over the Taliban, the US has not imposed sanctions and continues to engage with its estranged ally despite the strained relations. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation says talks on Ukraine in "Normandy format" not possible now

Russian Federation says talks on Ukraine in The leader of the breakaway Donetsk region of Ukraine was killed in an explosion on Friday, in an apparent assassination that could reignite a conflict that has become a fault-line between Russian Federation and the West. Russia's Foreign Ministry had every reason to believe Kiev was responsible for Zakharchenko's death, ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said on the Rossiya-24 state televisi... [Full Article...]

Manafort associate pleads guilty, will cooperate with Mueller investigation

Manafort associate pleads guilty, will cooperate with Mueller investigation Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, was convicted August 21 of eight counts of tax and bank fraud in a separate trial in Virginia. He did so on behalf of a Ukrainian businessman who wanted to contribute to Trump's inauguration. In court, Patten conveyed the air of a solemn man aware of what he had done. [Full Article...]

Trump Privately Says He Won't Compromise With Canada In NAFTA Deal

The latest Twitter volley came as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sought the advice of a man who understands the pressure-cooker of high-stakes trade negotiations - former prime minister Brian Mulroney. Just as he was wrapping, the USTR's office released a statement that said the US was submitting a formal notice to Congress, as required 90 days before a deal can be signed, that it has a deal with... [Full Article...]

Air leak at World Residence Space temporarily plugged by a thumb

Air leak at World Residence Space temporarily plugged by a thumb The crew aboard the International Space Station is conducting troubleshooting and fix work today after the discovery of a tiny leak last night traced to the Russian segment of the orbital complex. "This is a section of the Soyuz that does not return to Earth", NASA explained. However, the cabin crew wasn't in any kind of danger. The minute tear, measuring about two millimeters (0.08 inch) ... [Full Article...]

McCain Honored At Memorial Service In Washington

McCain Honored At Memorial Service In Washington While other speakers, such as former president Barack Obama , kept their inferences to the current administration vague, McCain wasn't shy in demonstrating her distaste for Trump and the bombastic narrative that often surrounds his team. [Full Article...]

Bobi Wine cleared for treatment overseas

Bobi Wine cleared for treatment overseas That was days after the authorities at Lubaga Hospital in Kampala said Mr Zaake had been dropped at the facility by unidentified people. Police, however, claimed he escaped custody in Arua. Yasin Kawuma was Bobi Wine's driver who was shot dead in Arua during the violence. "Chase them away because we want to work". He said that should have been done at the airport on Thursday instead of del... [Full Article...]

Trump Tells DOJ, FBI to Do Their Job or He'll 'Get Involved'

Trump Tells DOJ, FBI to Do Their Job or He'll 'Get Involved' Trump also attacked his 2016 opponent, Clinton. Some of the issues he's raised with the DOJ have either already been examined or are in the process of being investigated. Trump will hold a rally in Evansville , Indiana, on Thursday evening. Donnelly recently released an ad that showed the president thanking him as Trump signed "Right to Try" legislation. [Full Article...]

Fitzgerald delivers moving tribute to McCain

Fitzgerald delivers moving tribute to McCain Family, friends, lawmakers and other guests, including some celebrities, are gathered in the rotunda at the U.S. Capitol, where the body of John McCain lies in state, for a memorial service to honour the six-term senator who lived and worked in the nation's capital for over four decades. [Full Article...]

Dutch MP Receives Death Threats, Cancels Muhammad Cartoon Competition

Dutch MP Receives Death Threats, Cancels Muhammad Cartoon Competition Wilders' comments came after a 26-year-old man in the Netherlands was arrested after being suspected of preparing an attack against a politician in relation to the contest . On Thursday it emerged that Dutch nationals travelling to Pakistan are being warned to avoid demonstrations against the cartoon competition and to "keep a low profile". [Full Article...]

Calif. Senate approves net neutrality rules, sends bill to governor

Calif. Senate approves net neutrality rules, sends bill to governor It still needs to be signed by California Governor Jerry Brown before it's put into law, but it's been supported by a number of state Democrats, as well as survived strong opposition from ISPs like AT&T, Comcast , and Verizon. Meanwhile, net neutrality advocates cheered what they called a testament to the power of the internet. It is now unclear whether or not the California state governor,... [Full Article...]

Kenya, UK sign trade & security deals

Kenya, UK sign trade & security deals After meeting with May, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said he felt reassured, amid the uncertainty brought on by Britain's decision to quit the European Union next year. "As Britain prepares to leave the European Union we are committed to a smooth transition that ensures continuity in our trading relationship with Kenya, ensuring Kenya retains its duty-free, quota-free access to the United Kin... [Full Article...]

Couple ordered to hand over money they raised for homeless veteran

Couple ordered to hand over money they raised for homeless veteran Because of that, the couple did not open a separate bank account of trusts in Bobbitt's name, as they promised they would in the GoFundMe campaign . Bobbit had gained worldwide attention after he spent his last $20 to help a McClure buy gas last fall. [Full Article...]

Former spy said Russia had 'Trump over a barrel'

Former spy said Russia had 'Trump over a barrel' Ohr told the House Oversight Committee that at that meeting, Steele recalled how Russian intelligence believed they had significant leverage over Trump, saying they had him "over a barrel". Among the things Ohr said he learned from Steele during their sit-down was that an unnamed ex-Russian intelligence official had said that Russian intelligence believed "they had Trump over a barrel", sources fa... [Full Article...]

European Union aims to scrap turning the clocks back for winter

European Union aims to scrap turning the clocks back for winter European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said "summer time should be year round" with his commissioners pledging to act on the move during their annual retreat to a lakeside hotel in Genval, Belgium . The EU's member nations once had a melange of times, due to differing clock policies. Daylight saving has been a twice-yearly event in the United Kingdom since 1916. [Full Article...]

Chelsea Manning: Federal Government preparing to ban U.S. whistleblower from Australia

Chelsea Manning: Federal Government preparing to ban U.S. whistleblower from Australia A spokeswoman for the Department of Home Affairs , which oversees immigration, said it would not comment on individual cases, but that all non-citizens entering Australia must meet the character requirements of the Migration Act . "By refusing her entry, the Australian government would send a chilling message that freedom of speech is not valued by our government", Amnesty International nati... [Full Article...]


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