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Tillerson Not Using $80M to Fight ISIS, Russian Propaganda


Tillerson could request some $60 million from the Defense Department; legislation set that cash aside and OK'd for it to be sent to the State Department . The Global Engagement Center's predecessor office, called the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, was widely derided for producing clumsy videos that were obviously us government products. Read More »

NDA lawmakers to undergo voting training before VP polls


The country's opposition parties, led by Congress party, have fielded former governor of the eastern state of West Bengal Gopal Krishna Gandhi against Naidu. BJP MP in Lok Sabha Chhedi Paswan is barred from casting vote following a judicial pronouncement. Naidu also underlined the role of Rajya Sabha in enabling social and economic equality alongside the political equality achieved with the adoption of the Constitution. Read More »

Rwanda vote expected to extend Kagame's rule


Rwandans go the polls Friday in a presidential election in which strongman Paul Kagame is widely expected to cruise to a third term in office. Political analysts say these 44,000 are a small proportion of the millions of Rwandans living overseas. Read More »

NTSB: Minnehaha Explosion Occurred While Moving a Gas Meter


Minnehaha Academy said in a statement on Facebook that it had lost two staff members in the incident, John Carlson and receptionist Ruth Berg. Firefighters were looking for possible void spaces in the rubble while assessing the structural integrity of the building, which is part of a larger complex, he said. Read More »

Wild Fire Smoke Lowers Lane County Air Quality


The state Department of Ecology has deemed the air in East Pierce County to be "very unhealthy " Thursday and the air throughout the rest of the county to be " unhealthy ". Wildfires across the state are creating hazardous and smoky conditions. Air quality in Whatcom County remains moderate, with Bellingham, Lynden and Ferndale classified as unhealthy for sensitive groups , according to Washington's Air Monitoring Network . Read More »

Tribunal de Panamá determinó formal arresto contra Borge


Borge , fue capturado en la ciudad de Panamá el pasado 5 de junio, posteriormente el 6 de junio, un juzgado de Panamá negó la petición de libertad para el exfuncionario y dispuso la detención provisional de 60 días. "Candanedo sustentó el requerimiento de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos por diversos delitos para la extradición ". En entrevista con Ciro Gómez Leyva para Grupo Fórmula, el funcionario local dijo que el proceso se alargará, pues Borge rechazó la extradición voluntaria. Read More »

Rhythm City actor dies after being shot during Tembisa hijacking


Rhythm City series producer Yula Quinn says Masilela's death leaves a void. South Africa mourns one of its rising stars, after actor Dumi Masilela was killed in an attempted hijacking. IOL Entertainment contacted and they released this statement: "It is with great sadness that confirms the passing of Dumi Masilela ". "I work with my wife every day and it's always fun because she doesn't only get it but she also sees it you know". Read More »

Watch White House's Stephen Miller battle with CNN's Jim Acosta

White House correspondent Jim Acosta questions Trump adviser Stephen Miller on immigration policy on Wednesday , Aug. 2, 2017. Miller then insisted that this statement revealed Acosta's " cosmopolitan bias ", in thinking that only immigrants from Great Britain and Australia would speak English . Read More »

Baltimore Cops Planting Evidence, Public Defender Alleges


Collins was represented by a public defender in the criminal case, and the defender's office released the series of body camera videos. Moments later, another officer approaches the vehicle, then squats down and pulls out a bag of drugs from near the driver's side door. Read More »

Niagara Falls Blob Violated State Regulations


Lindsay Davidson, a spokesman for the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, said while the incident took place in the United States and the ministry does not have any direct involvement, "we are taking it very seriously". "The board's conduct here is beyond defense, and they have lost our confidence", said Niagara County Legislature Majority Leader Randy R. Bradt, R-North Tonawanda. Read More »

Metiria Turei will not seek ministerial position in Labour-Green led government


Change is coming and I am proud to be part of leading that change at this election, but it's true that change always comes at a price and I knew that when I first told my story. "Because when you become a beneficiary, you literally hand over your life to Work and Income". Ms Turei had emails and calls in the last 24 hours from people asking her to stay on, she said. Read More »

United States in missile test just days after North Korea launch


France's Delattre said "quick action" and "strong additional sanctions" are needed in response to North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs, including two recent successful ICBM tests. She said Sunday that a resolution that doesn't "significantly increase" pressure on Pyongyang "is worse than nothing, because it sends the message to the North Korean dictator that the worldwide community is unwilling to seriously challenge him". Read More »

Tillerson to travel to Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia: State Department


I would tell you the relationship between myself and the president is good. After the test, Trump lashed out at China, saying on Twitter the country has done "nothing". "He's someone who I have a great deal of trust and confidence in". Speaking to reporters at the State Department days after Pyongyang tested its second intercontinental ballistic missile, Tillerson reiterated that Washington sought to persuade North Korea to give up its missile and nuclear weapons programs through ... Read More »

China warns Indian troops to get out of contested region


He said that until Wednesday, "there were 48 Indian soldiers and one bulldozer" in Doklam area, describing it as illegal intrusion into Chinese territory. "But we should not only listen to its words but also heed its deeds ", Geng said in the statement. "We will continue to engage with the Chinese side through diplomatic channels to find a mutually acceptable solution". Read More »

Secret Service moves out of Trump Tower over alleged lease dispute


Details of the dispute were unclear. The federal agency charged with protecting the first family housed supervisors and backup agents in Trump Tower, one floor below the first family's private residence, until last month. "It's like having the quarterback of the football game actually being located in a different stadium than where the game is being played", they said. Read More »

Fire outside Toyko's Tsukiji fish market is finally extinguished after 15 hours


The Tokyo Fire Department said no-one was injured or trapped because the fire broke out after the shops closed. But efforts to contain the flames were hampered by the narrow streets and tightly packed buildings. The Tsukiji "inner" market, where most seafood wholesalers are located and tuna auctions are carried out at dawn, was not affected. The Tokyo city government's plan to move the fish market to another site has been delayed because of the contamination of underground water at the new ... Read More »

USA push to bar NoKor from ASEAN forum

China says it shouldn't be held responsible for resolving the North Korean nuclear standoff alone and has said other countries are shirking their responsibilities in the effort to reduce tensions. "We're working through the final stages of coordination to purchase two commercial 747-8 aircraft and expect to award a contract soon", said Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek, who declined to elaborate on the details. Read More »

Tillerson to visit Southeast Asia, discuss N. Korea


Tillerson said the North Korean threat "has materialized in the ways we expected it would", and that the administration has responded with "peaceful pressure", although options are limited. "We do not seek a regime change". The president tweeted that he was "very disappointed in China" after the North boasted last week that the entire mainland U.S. Read More »

San Francisco police report multiple injures after shooting at Dolores Park


The man was being treated at a hospital. A San Francisco General Hospital official said one of the victims has life-threatening injuries and remains in critical condition. She said once people realized gunshots were erupting, they started running in a panic. She said she started yelling, 'It's actually a gun, it's actually a gun!' to get people's attention. Read More »

Millions of eggs removed from European shelves over toxicity fears


The NVWA had earlier warned consumers that one batch of eggs "had such elevated levels of fipronil that their consumption would present a serious public health risk". Albert Heijn, the supermarket chain , the most important of the netherlands, has "stopped the marketing of 14 different kinds of eggs, following the directions of the NVWA". Read More »

'You Are Worse Than I Am': Transcript Released Of Trump-Turnbull Call

TURNBULL: You can certainly say that it was not a deal that you would have done, but you are going to stick with it. Trump, however refused. The 24-minute call ended with Turnbull thanking Trump for his commitment. Such records, referred to as a " memorandum of conversation " are often circulated among White House staff and policymakers. In the transcript published by the Post , Turnbull repeatedly explains the terms of the agreement made by President Barack Obama for the resettle ... Read More »