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FBI's Manafort probe focuses on 13 "suspicious" wire transfers


Since its inception, President Donald Trump has repeatedly dismissed Mueller's investigation as a "Russian witch hunt " and a "hoax" cooked up by Democrats unwilling to accept the 2016 election's results. Sources said the FBI investigation initially centered on work done by Washington consulting firms working for Ukraine's former ruling party. Mueller was appointed special counsel in May by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Read More »

We Have Common Interests, Says Italian PM During First India Visit


An interaction between the CEOs of the two countries is also being planned, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said. In the evening, the visiting leader will call on President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu. In June 2015, Rome finally moved the Permanent Court of Arbitration based in The Hague against New Delhi under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). Read More »

Supreme Court defers hearing by two months in Article 35A case


The petition was filed by a Delhi-based NGO, We the Citizens, which wants the state-specific law repealed. Meanwhile, the Joint Resistance Leadership has urged Kashmiri people to be ready for mass agitation against any amendment or change in the State Subject laws including Article 35A. Read More »

Chinese scientists warn North Korea to move site of nuclear weapons testing


Preemptive US strikes "could risk a major rupture in its relationship with China", which is the top United State trading partner and holds as much as $1.15 trillion in US bonds as of June, CRS added. Mattis on Saturday accused Kim Jong Un's regime of illegal and unnecessary missile and nuclear programs, and vowed to defeat an attack by North Korea, which he said engages in "outlaw behavior". Read More »

India sends 1st wheat shipment to Afghanistan via Chabahar


In an important step towards making operational the new strategic trade route aimed at bypassing Pakistan , India on Sunday sent its first wheat consignment to Afghanistan through Iran's Chabahar port. New Delhi recently started an air freight corridor to Afghanistan, and has sent 981 tonnes of fruit since mid-June this year. In an obvious reference to Pakistan, Sushma Swaraj said that India and Afghanistan established an air corridor to "overfly the obstacles imposed by geography and ... Read More »

SC hearing on Bengal's plea against Aadhaar linking on Oct 30


This is not the first petition in the SC to challenge the mandatory linking, but West Bengal became the first State to openly question the Centre's decision as unconstitutional. He clarified that the attack is only on linking social welfare schemes with Aadhaar involving State Governments and does not deal with Aadhaar linkage with mobile phone numbers. Read More »

Impact of Man's Fall From I-66 Overpass Kills Driver


A man walking on an overpass above Interstate 66 fell and landed on a auto, killing the car's driver, police said. The incident occurred about 4:20 p.m. Harris' boyfriend was in the passenger seat of the SUV and was able to grab the steering wheel and safely guide the vehicle off the interstate. Her father, Patrick Harris , said she was outgoing. Read More »

Elizabeth Under Flood Warning Sunday


The airline delays are likely to linger into Monday . Drivers are being warned to take their time on the roads and stay home if possible because the weather is affecting travel conditions. AND the duration of strong onshore winds will be very brief. Maximum wind gusts of 40 to 50 miles per hour can damage trees and cause power outages. Read More »

Kim Jong-un visits cosmetics firm with wife

As reported by the Inquisitr yesterday, President Trump has ordered B-52 bombers to their highest state of readiness since the end of the cold war and sent a third aircraft carrier battle group to the region. The assessment acknowledges the pressure facing the Trump administration is heightened by the view of intelligence and military advisers that by next year North Korea is likely to have mastered all of the technology for an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of hitting the US. Read More »

Duterte to seek Japan's assistance in rebuilding Marawi


We are anxious, all of us, that, you know, Murphy's Law. " I would have to also listen to him, what he has to say ", the Philippines leader said, as cited by Reuters. The Philippines' leader announced his " separation " from the United States during a visit to Beijing a year ago, declaring he had realigned with China as the two agreed to resolve their South China Sea dispute through talks. Read More »

Sen Angus King: Special Counsel Mueller's Charges Are 'Just the Beginning'


However, according to Trump's attorney on all things Russia, Ty Cobb, Trump's tweets had nothing at all to do with the recent Mueller news. The president's tweets said: "Never seen such Republican ANGER & UNITY as I have concerning the lack of investigation on Clinton made Fake Dossier (now 12,000,000 dollars?),....the Uranium to Russian Federation deal, the 33,000 plus deleted Emails, the Comey fix and so much more. Read More »

Saudi Arabia To Allow Women Spectators In Sports Stadiums

The Chairman of the General Authority for Sports in Saudi Arabia , Turki Al-Sheikh, confirmed that stadiums will begin making preparations allow women in the stands, reported. It also comes on the heels of a historic royal decree last month that said women in Saudi Arabia would be allowed to drive. In July, rights campaigners welcomed an "overdue" reform by the education ministry to allow girls to take part in sports at state schools. Read More »

The AP Top 25 Poll

Alabama is ranked No. 1 for the 99th time, breaking a tie with Notre Dame for the third-most appearances in the top spot in AP Poll history, behind Ohio State (105 times) and Oklahoma (101 times), according to ESPN Stats & Information. Read More »

USA 'discouraging' Greater Jerusalem bill, senior official says


After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that the ministerial vote on the Greater Jerusalem bill was delayed in order to coordinate the issue with Washington, a senior White House official clarified that the USA believes that the bill harms the possibility of resuming the peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. Read More »

Donald Trump's support falls to lowest level ever, reports survey


President Donald Trump's job approval rating has declined to the lowest point of his presidency, and almost half of voters want their vote in the 2018 midterms to be a message for more Democrats in Congress to check Trump and congressional Republicans, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll . Read More »

Kim Jong-un Visits Cosmetics Factory in Pyongyang

The cosmetics apparently met with the approval of the rogue state's leader, who told it to produce world-class products, the BBC reported . Ri, donning a black and white floral dress for the occasion, stood alongside the North Korean leader as he urged women more to be "more beautiful". Read More »

Kurdish authorities say Iraqi army is shelling Kurd forces with artillery


By removing himself from the presidency, Barzani might open up opportunity for politicians prepared to take a more pragmatic approach in negotiations with Iraqi officials. The mandate of Barzani, the first and only elected president of the autonomous Kurdish region, expired in 2013. " Nobody stood up with us other than our mountains ", he said, speaking with Kurdish and Iraqi flags behind him. Read More »

Congress condemns arrest of journalist Vinod Verma


Rajesh Munat also said that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) would probe to find out who was responsible for the fake CD. "The CBI inquiry has been recommended to reveal all the facts", the CM said. According to the Raipur Police, a case of blackmail and extortion was registered at Civil Line police station here following a complaint by one Prakash Bajaj who said that he "was being harassed over phone by an unidentified caller who told him that he had a CD of his master". Read More »

Two US Navy SEALs 'investigated over Green Beret strangulation death in Mali'

The New York Times reported that Melgar, 34, was found dead on June 4 in Bamako, Mali. The Army's Criminal Investigation Command spent months looking into the death before handing it off to NCIS. While the Naval Criminal Investigative Service has not charged anyone yet, the two SEAL members are considered "persons of interest" in the homicide, the Times reported. Read More »

Man dressed as Santa Claus shoots people at Halloween party in Texas


As police were en route to the scene they got a call saying the suspect was at a moment area "reaching". The suspect reportedly knew the victims, police said. They are attempting to decide whether the suspect - who they accept acted alone - was welcome to the gathering. Austin-Travis County EMS said three of the victims were hospitalized. Read More »