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Iran trade continues despite USA sanctions: Iraqi official

Iran trade continues despite USA sanctions: Iraqi official

Iran has maintained close ties to Iraq's government since the 2003 US-led invasion toppled Saddam Hussein, Tehran's archenemy. Britain remained open to talks with the USA on how to address concern...

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Trump signs defense bill prohibiting United States government from using ZTE, Huawei tech

Trump signs defense bill prohibiting United States government from using ZTE, Huawei tech

The 2019 NDAA bill bans USA federal agencies from using anything from Huawei or ZTE that is a "substantial or essential component of any system", as well as any technology that is used to route or v...

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STRZOK OUT: Peter Strzok FIRED FROM FBI Over Anti-Trump Text Messages

STRZOK OUT: Peter Strzok FIRED FROM FBI Over Anti-Trump Text Messages

The report says the action against Strzok is more severe than the recommendation of the FBI's internal disciplinary arm. Strzok's firing comes just days after President Donald Trump took to Tw...

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Second night of Romania demos after hundreds injured

Second night of Romania demos after hundreds injured

The violence began when some in the crowd tried to break into the government building - but were held back by the police security cordon. Law enforcement officers used tear gas and water cannons. "U...

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Afghan forces search for Taliban fighters after major attack

Afghan forces search for Taliban fighters after major attack

Government radio and television was shut down and only Radio Shariat, a Taliban station, was broadcasting. He revealed that 20 airstrikes were carried out on Taliban positions on Sunday, causing an ...

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Crews make progress battling Southern California wildfire

Crews make progress battling Southern California wildfire

Aircraft have been making flight after flight, dumping water and bright pink retardant to protect Lake Elsinore and other foothill communities as the fire sweeps through the dense, bone-dry brush of t...

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Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation Hearings Will Start in September

Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation Hearings Will Start in September

He expects the hearings to last between three to four days. He further touted the nominee as a mainstream judge with a record of "applying the law as it is written". Senate Majority Leader Mitch M...

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Senior Zimbabwe opposition figure Tendai Biti arrested at border

Senior Zimbabwe opposition figure Tendai Biti arrested at border

Zimbabwe remains in political limbo. His lawyers have toiled throughout the seven-day grace period afforded by the law to put together evidence to buttress the poll challenge. It said it had receiv...

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Charlottesville preps for anniversary of deadly rally

Charlottesville preps for anniversary of deadly rally

The one-year anniversary of the Unite the Right rally is looming closer, but that's not stopping people from coming out to Charlottesville's Downtown Mall to enjoy their Friday night. "We have learn...

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Death Toll For Indonesian Quake Rises Into The Hundreds

Death Toll For Indonesian Quake Rises Into The Hundreds

An aerial view of the collapsed Jamiul Jamaah mosque where rescue workers and soldiers search for natural disaster victims in Pemenang, North Lombok, Indonesia on August 8, 2018. Geological Survey, ca...

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Trump 2020 to sell 'Space Force' merch

Trump 2020 to sell 'Space Force' merch

Never underestimate the power of the president. This force was created in part to quickly respond to outer-space attacks from adversaries. US Vice President Mike Pence has laid out an ambitious ...

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North Korea threatens to halt denuclearization over United States’ aggressive negotiating posture

North Korea threatens to halt denuclearization over United States’ aggressive negotiating posture

The foreign ministry, which had earlier slammed Washington's "alarming" impatience for denuclearisation, accused the U.S. of clinging to an "outdated acting script". South Korea's Presidential spokesm...

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At least 4 dead in Canadian shooting

At least 4 dead in Canadian shooting

He was hiding on his kitchen floor. David MacCoubrey said he awoke in his Brookside Drive apartment at 7:07 a.m. The shooting is said to have happened on Brookside Drive around 8:20am local time...

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Prosecutors wrapping up case at Manafort fraud trial

Prosecutors wrapping up case at Manafort fraud trial

As Law&Crime's Colin Kalmbacher reported of the courtroom happenings on Wednesday, Judge Ellis appeared to have forgotten that he had allowed a witness to sit in and hear testimony. "You're going to ...

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Pence launches Space Force, says United States needs to prepare for 'next battlefield'

Pence launches Space Force, says United States needs to prepare for 'next battlefield'

A significant portion of Pence's speech was devoted to arguing that this is the right time for a space force . Military officials are concerned about threats posed by China and Russian Federation...

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Indonesia natural disaster: aid begins to arrive as death toll rises

Indonesia natural disaster: aid begins to arrive as death toll rises

Officials on the island, which is less developed than neighbouring Bali, said some districts saw more than half their homes either destroyed or severely damaged. On Lombok, soldiers and other rescuers...

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Palestinian teen dies of wounds from border clash: ministry

Palestinian teen dies of wounds from border clash: ministry

Over the past four months, 158 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire, including at least 120 in the protests near the fence and others in Israeli air strikes and other incidents elsewhere in G...

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Khamenei says Iran does not have anything to be concerned about

Khamenei says Iran does not have anything to be concerned about

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with his North Korean counterpart Ri Yong Ho on Tuesday (Aug 7), on the same day the USA reimposed nuclear-related sanctions on the Islamic republic. "...

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'Mossad behind assassination of Syrian scientist'

'Mossad behind assassination of Syrian scientist'

A Syrian scientist at the head of a research center reportedly linked to arms development and alleged to have been previously struck by Israel was killed in a bombing incident, according to Syri...

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California fire burns its way into history

California fire burns its way into history

A fast-growing California wildfire that has already forced thousands to flee their homes and shut down a large national park surged overnight into Saturday, as tired firefighters battled gusting winds...

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DMK Patriarch Karunanidhi, Dies At 94

DMK Patriarch Karunanidhi, Dies At 94

Karunanidhi , in Chennai , August 7, 2018 . His popularity rivalled that of J. Jayalalithaa , another powerful leader from Tamil Nadu whose death sparked a huge outpouring of grief. Karunanidhi i...

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California Wildfire Becomes Second Largest In State History

California Wildfire Becomes Second Largest In State History

The Carr Fire fire has been blamed on the "mechanical failure of a vehicle", which caused sparks to fly in the extremely dry conditions. "It's the embers, not the fire itself, that destroy most hom...

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Star witness Rick Gates testifies against former boss Paul Manafort

Star witness Rick Gates testifies against former boss Paul Manafort

Gates walked into a packed courtroom a day after he calmly acknowledged having embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from Manafort and said the two had committed crimes together by stashing mon...

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Oman issues statement on Saudi-Canada stand-off

Oman issues statement on Saudi-Canada stand-off

KSA gave the Canadian ambassador 24 hours to leave the country, in an abrupt rupture of relations over what it slammed as "interference" in its internal affairs. "We are always going to speak up for h...

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People Shot, 6 Fatally in Chicago Over Weekend

People Shot, 6 Fatally in Chicago Over Weekend

At least 57 people were shot between Friday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at noon. The most recent shooting happened in the early hours of Monday morning when a man in a ski-mask fired two shots at peo...

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GOP strategist: Trump will be anchor around Republicans' necks in 2020

GOP strategist: Trump will be anchor around Republicans' necks in 2020

Though boisterous and bellicose, Trump steered clear of the trouble he stirred up the night before when he blasted one of Ohio's favourite sons, LeBron James. Jordan, who has denied the charge, has an...

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Trump Mueller investigation: President could take LEGAL ACTION against any court demands

President Donald Trump on Sunday appeared to change his story about a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that is pivotal to the special counsel's investigation. Donald Jr initially said in a statement t...

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Apple joins clampdown on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Apple joins clampdown on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

The pages violated Facebook's hate speech , bullying and graphic violence policies, Facebook said, noting that since last week it had taken down material from the pages for "glorifying violence". J...

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Girl, 4, dead after being thrown into Florida river

Girl, 4, dead after being thrown into Florida river

Authorities have not identified the woman but said they are trying to contact relatives. A woman is suspected of throwing the child, who died, into the river, the Tampa Police Department said. I...

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Six arrested in Venezuela after drone attack

Six arrested in Venezuela after drone attack

Earlier on Twitter , the group said it was made up of "patriotic military personnel and civilians loyal to the Venezuelan people who seek to rescue the democracy of a nation under dictatorship". Coli...

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US pledges nearly $300 million in security funding for Southeast Asia

US pledges nearly $300 million in security funding for Southeast Asia

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks to the media after bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Singapore August 2, 2018. However, it was too early to say...

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Trump ups pressure on China; demands 25% tariffs instead of 10%

Trump ups pressure on China; demands 25% tariffs instead of 10%

Trump on Wednesday instructed the US Trade Representative to look into increasing tariffs on Chinese imports including fish, petroleum, chemicals, refrigerators, handbags and other goods to 25 per cen...

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Judge orders chatty convict's mouth taped shut during sentencing

Judge orders chatty convict's mouth taped shut during sentencing

However, during the hearing, Williams reportedly would not stop talking, ignoring over a dozen warnings from the judge over a period of 30 minutes. But Williams refused quiet down, so the judge ordere...

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Thousands more evacuated from California's largest wildfire - International

Thousands more evacuated from California's largest wildfire - International

Gov. Jerry Brown at a press conference on August 1 warned that California may be in trouble if these mega fires continue to ravage the state. To the southwest of Redding , new evacuations were ...

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Scuffle breaks out as first woman fined for flaunting Denmark’s ‘burqa ban’

Scuffle breaks out as first woman fined for flaunting Denmark’s ‘burqa ban’

Police took a photograph of the woman wearing the niqab, and obtained security camera footage from the shopping centre of the incident. As of Wednesday, wearing a full-face veil, or a niqab, which s...

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