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Irish government says Trump has scratched planned trip to Dublin this fall

During his stay in Ireland, Donald Trump was expected to visit his golf course in Doonbeg, County Clare on the west coast, as well as Dublin. But White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders later told reporters that no final decision had been made, suggesting the proposed visit could still yet happen. [Full Article...]

Sweden's election results: The view from across Europe

Sweden's election results: The view from across Europe The two largest catch-all parties, the Social Democrats and the Conservatives, kept shrinking and the right-wing populists, the Sweden Democrats , kept growing. "The Alliance will not govern or discuss how to form a government with the Sweden Democrats", he said. It received a little more than one in six votes, or 17.6 per cent. [Full Article...]

Syria: White Helmets clear rubble after reported regime bombing

Syria: White Helmets clear rubble after reported regime bombing The comments came four days after the Turkish president met his Russian and Iranian counterparts for a summit in Tehran, where Erdogan sought to avert a bloody assault in Idlib. The attack, which came in response to what the U.S. and its allies insisted was another chemical attack in Douma, on the outskirts of Damascus, saw 105 cruise missiles being fired from sea and air at Syrian government ta... [Full Article...]

Wife of Pakistan's jailed ex-PM Nawaz Sharif dies in London

Wife of Pakistan's jailed ex-PM Nawaz Sharif dies in London Muttahida Qaumi Movement's Syed Raza Ali Abidi asked for early bail for Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar on humanitarian grounds. The prime minister has directed the Pakistan high commission in London to assist in provision of all necessary facilities to the family of the deceased, said an official statement. [Full Article...]

UNC remains open through preparation for Hurricane Florence

UNC remains open through preparation for Hurricane Florence As of Monday night, the president had not yet declared a state of emergency in Virginia, which is also expected to receive damaging rains and winds after the storm makes landfall. The governor also waived certain restrictions for trucks and heavy vehicles to help farmers harvest crops and move livestock before the storm, officials said. [Full Article...]

Trump warns further China tariffs 'ready to go'

Trump warns further China tariffs 'ready to go' The U.S.in July began imposing tariffs on $ 50 billion in Chinese industrial imports. This week, Apple said that the tariffs would amount to a 25 percent tax on products like the Apple Pencil, AirPods , Apple Watch , HomePod, Mac Mini, and others (or individual components used in them) shipped to the United States, and that those costs would likely be passed along to customers. [Full Article...]

Trump Attacks Woodward 'Fiction': 'I'll Write the Real Book'

Trump Attacks Woodward 'Fiction': 'I'll Write the Real Book' White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called on the "coward" who wrote the piece to "do the right thing and resign". The book - " Fear: Trump in the White House " - officially hits the shelves on Tuesday. "We fully recognize what is happening". According to the still unknown official, those around Trump have given up trying to change him but instead are seeking to prevent him fro... [Full Article...]

Florence gains hurricane status as it tracks towards east coast

Florence gains hurricane status as it tracks towards east coast Counties along the central North Carolina coast could see more than 12 inches of rain later this week, if Hurricane Florence stays on its current "probable" path, according to the National Hurricane Center . Forecasters also cautioned that Hurricane Florence will "remain an extremely unsafe hurricane" as it tracks towards the mainland U.S. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near ... [Full Article...]

#PlaidShirtGuy goes viral for facial expressions during Trump's Billings rally

#PlaidShirtGuy goes viral for facial expressions during Trump's Billings rally Tyler's friends weren't the only ones who noticed his face. Vice President Mike Pence and Trump's Cabinet members spent the day issuing statements saying they weren't the authors of the op-ed. "When he said something insane, I thought 'Wow that's insane, ' and when he said something I thought was reasonable I thought, 'well, that's reasonable'". [Full Article...]

Pres. Trump: North Korea Parade Is 'A Big And Very Positive Statement'

Pres. Trump: North Korea Parade Is 'A Big And Very Positive Statement' So which is the story here - "dialogue between two people who like each other", or a toughening standoff? The last time she was seen out and about was three months ago during the U.S. Instead, the country's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam addressed the assembled crowd with a focus on economic development rather than nuclear might. [Full Article...]

Trump calls for probe of NY Times after critical anonymous column

Trump calls for probe of NY Times after critical anonymous column This is the week that we learned that there are a group of senior staffers within the White House and administration who are actively working to circumvent President Donald Trump's wishes under the belief that to do what he wants at all times would endanger national security. [Full Article...]

Newsday, Presidential front-runner stabbed in Brazil

Newsday, Presidential front-runner stabbed in Brazil Left-wing Lula had been the long-standing favourite but he is now in prison, appealing against a ban on his candidacy that was imposed after his conviction for corruption. "His internal wounds were grave and put the patient's life at risk", said Dr. Luiz Henrique Borsato, who operated on the candidate, according to Reuters. [Full Article...]

Syria, Russia launch 'violent' air strikes on rebel stronghold Idlib

Syria, Russia launch 'violent' air strikes on rebel stronghold Idlib While Iran advocated a strong-arm approach, Turkey objected to such an idea as it feared that a large-scale military operation could provoke a mass exodus of refugees to the neighboring Turkish regions. While Putin called for the "total annihilation of terrorists in Syria", he left open the possibility of a cease-fire. Washington has threatened military action in case of a chemical weapons att... [Full Article...]

Two Koreas to hold summit as Kim renews denuclearisation pledge

Two Koreas to hold summit as Kim renews denuclearisation pledge Trump cited insufficient progress by the Kim on his commitment to denuclearizing. "He made that clear", Chung said, according to the news agency. "I know that a letter is being delivered to me, a personal letter from Kim Jong Un to me". [Full Article...]

Delta Fire Leaves Truckers Stranded After Interstate 5 Closure

Delta Fire Leaves Truckers Stranded After Interstate 5 Closure A firefighter sprays the smoldering remains of a vehicle on Interstate 5 as the Delta Fire burns in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, California. The US Forest Service said the blaze is now covering 38 square miles, up from 34 square miles on Thursday night. [Full Article...]

Fears grow for Japan quake survivors as death toll rises

Fears grow for Japan quake survivors as death toll rises At least seven people have died and more than 3 million homes have lost power on the northernmost island of Japan after a powerful quake hit, authorities said Thursday. The quake came on the heels of a typhoon that lifted heavy trucks off their wheels and triggered major flooding in western Japan, and damaged the main airport near Osaka and Kobe. [Full Article...]

Erdogan Warns Russia, Iran Against Offensive In Syria's Idlib Province

Erdogan Warns Russia, Iran Against Offensive In Syria's Idlib Province But regime backers Russian Federation and Iran have sworn to wipe out "terrorists" and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has declared his determination to retake control of the entire country. "And more still, there are no representatives of Jabhat al-Nusra or ISIS or the Syrian army", Putin said. Turkey also doesn't want to see another YPG/PKK-controlled area rise along its border, as it alrea... [Full Article...]

‘Not me’, Trump officials declare as he fumes over anonymous article

‘Not me’, Trump officials declare as he fumes over anonymous article From the beginning of our tenure, we have insisted that the entire IC (intelligence community) remain focused on our mission to provide the president and policymakers with the best intelligence possible". In the statement, she also defends free speech but says the anonymous writer should "stand by their words", adding that "people have the right to be able to defend themselves". [Full Article...]

Two people missing and several injured after boat collision in California

Two people missing and several injured after boat collision in California All those on board the boats were thrown into the water and both boats sank , the sheriff's department said . Two people were reported missing and 13 people were injured after a head-on boat crash in the Colorado River near the California-Arizona border Saturday. [Full Article...]

RAW: Brazil's largest museum burning in massive blaze

RAW: Brazil's largest museum burning in massive blaze The majestic edifice stood engulfed in flames as plumes of smoke shot into the night sky, while some 20 fire brigades battled to control the blaze that erupted around Sunday evening. "We were able to remove a lot of things from inside with the help of workers of the museum", Roberto Robadey, a fire department spokesman, told Globo News. [Full Article...]


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