• Iran facing tough new sanctions reality
Iran facing tough new sanctions reality

Mr Rouhani urged Mr Trump to "make peace" with Iran on Sunday 22 July. Iran's economy has rapidly deteriorated in recent months partially due to fears over the imposition of further USA sanctions, igniting street protests in many Iranian cities over economic hardships.

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  • Paul Manafort's Longtime Partner Rick Gates Testifies In Federal Court
Paul Manafort's Longtime Partner Rick Gates Testifies In Federal Court

In questioning Laporta on Monday, a prosecutor asked the accountant about a $10 million loan purportedly received by Manafort from Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska in 2006. Manafort is on trial this week in a federal courthouse in Alexandria, Virginia, facing charges of evading taxes on more than $60 million of income earned working for Ukrainian...

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  • Cessna plane crashes in California parking lot, killing all 5 on board
Cessna plane crashes in California parking lot, killing all 5 on board

The plane was heading to the airport southeast of Los Angeles when it came down in the lot of a Staples store and a CVS pharmacy, Orange County Fire Authority Captain Steve Concialdi said. A driver captured the moment the plane spiraled to the ground on a dashboard camera. The pilot, Scott Shepherd, owned the consulting firm, Category III.

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  • Corbyn has led Labour into a nightmare of his own making
Corbyn has led Labour into a nightmare of his own making

Jewish leaders have criticised the timing of Jeremy Corbyn's written article over the anti-semitism row within the Labour Party. The controversy stemmed from comments made at the same gathering by a party activist - identified only as Jack by a Jewish Chronicle reporter in attendance - who described the Jewish Labour Movement and ...

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  • 11 children rescued from makeshift New Mexico compound
11 children rescued from makeshift New Mexico compound

The victims ranged from 1 to 15 years old and have since been placed in the New Mexico Children Youth and Families Department, according to deputies. Law enforcement raided a compound in northern New Mexico that led to 11 children being taken into CYFD custody. Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe, from Taos County, described the children as being kept in the...

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  • South Sudan government and rebels reach peace deal
South Sudan government and rebels reach peace deal

In his speech at the signing ceremony, the Kenyan President Kenyatta praised the efforts done by President Omer al-Bashir to achieve the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 21005 and now to facilitate and mediate talks to end the almost five-year conflict in South Sudan .

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  • Crackdown Feared in Venezuela After Alleged Assassination Attempt on Maduro
Crackdown Feared in Venezuela After Alleged Assassination Attempt on Maduro

Witnesses said they heard and felt an explosion in the late afternoon, then saw a drone fall out of the sky and hit a nearby building. In a television address, Maduro personally blamed Columbian President Juan Manuel Santos of involvement in the plot in collusion with Venezuelan exiles in Florida, without presenting any evidence for the claim.

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  • Saudi Arabia expels Canadian envoy, freezes new trade deals
Saudi Arabia expels Canadian envoy, freezes new trade deals

The ministry also announced "the freezing of all new trade and investment transactions with Canada while retaining its right to take further action". Global Affairs Canada told The Canadian Press on Sunday night it was aware of the issue but offered no immediate comment. "Any further step from the Canadian side in that direction will be conside...

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  • California Fires Spread Rapidly, Killing Seventh Victim
California Fires Spread Rapidly, Killing Seventh Victim

The fire near Redding, which killed six people and incinerated 1,067 homes, started two weeks ago with sparks from the steel wheel of a towed-trailer's flat tire, Department of Agriculture and Fire Prevention officials said. Trump said the water is being diverted into the Pacific Ocean. Meteorologist Steve Anderson said wind gusts could reach 2...

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  • Iran sees China as ‘pivotal’ to salvaging its nuclear deal
Iran sees China as ‘pivotal’ to salvaging its nuclear deal

If they want to meet, I'll meet", Trump said. But before that, the last time a sitting US president actually met with an Iranian leader was before the revolution when Jimmy Carter met with the Shah of Iran. "Iran, and it's [sic] economy, is going very bad, and fast!" Over the weekend, Trump once again floated the idea of meeting, tweeting "I wi...

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  • Melania Trump praises LeBron James in statement after husband insults him
Melania Trump praises LeBron James in statement after husband insults him

But in yet another blow for the President, Jordan came out in support of James, saying he's "doing fantastic work for his community". " Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television , Don Lemon ". The Hill notes that Trump has repeatedly targeted black athletes, as well as other prominent African-Americans like Maxine Wa...

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  • China plans tariffs after latest U.S. trade threat
China plans tariffs after latest U.S. trade threat

He told trade officials this week to consider raising that to 25 percent . It was the latest in a series of tariffs, with the first being imposed by Trump back in early February. That escalation is likely to continue into September, when those tariffs are supposed to go into effect. Unlike China, where trade negotiations are now frozen and no ...

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  • Trump admits son met with Russian to get information on Hilary
Trump admits son met with Russian to get information on Hilary

It was Trump's most direct acknowledgement that the motive for the June 2016 meeting was to get dirt on Hillary Clinton , his Democratic rival for the presidency. The admission is a significant departure from Trump's previous statements regarding the controversial meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer. One person allegedly in attendance, former...

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  • Red Cross condemn ‘reprehensible’ attacks that killed 55 in Yemen
Red Cross condemn ‘reprehensible’ attacks that killed 55 in Yemen

The Houthi group said on Tuesday it is unilaterally halting attacks in the Red Sea for two weeks to support peace efforts, days after Saudi Arabia suspended oil exports through a strategic Red Sea channel following attacks on crude tankers.

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  • Lynchburg flood: College Lake Dam failure - emergency evacuations
Lynchburg flood: College Lake Dam failure - emergency evacuations

The dam "is being closely monitored ... for any signs of structural failure" as another inch or so of rain is expected Friday near Lynchburg , 50 miles east of Roanoke, according to the National Weather Service. A flash flood watch is in effect in the area until 11 a.m. The lake is the largest urban lake in Lynchburg. The City of Lynchburg has...

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  • Feeling sidelined, Israel’s Druze protest Jewish nation bill
Feeling sidelined, Israel’s Druze protest Jewish nation bill

Members of Israel's Druze community serve in the Israeli army and have expressed particular outrage at the law's provisions, saying it renders them second-class citizens. Israel's prime minister is defending a divisive new law enshrining the country's Jewish character after tens of thousands of people demonstrated against it in Tel Aviv.

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  • History at stake in Tennessee clash for US Senate
History at stake in Tennessee clash for US Senate

Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, who significantly outspent House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh, will win the Democratic nomination, CNN projects. CLARKSVILLENOW - President Donald Trump endorsed Tennessee gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee on Twitter Friday. The four leading candidates tapped into an unprecedented $40 million of their perso...

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  • Dozens of goats roamed a neighborhood in Boise, Idaho
Dozens of goats roamed a neighborhood in Boise, Idaho

And by 9:00 a.m., the party was over. Because of the amount, a company called We Rent Goats were called in to round up the animals. The 118 escaped goats are owned by We Rent Goats, according to The Idaho Statesman . "I went insane, and I came outside", she said. Grace and Ethan King said their dad was the first person to alert them to...

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  • 12-year-old girl abducted from Reagan Washington Nat'l Airport in Arlington
12-year-old girl abducted from Reagan Washington Nat'l Airport in Arlington

Around 3 p.m., the organization tweeted that, "12-year-old JinJing Ma missing from @reagan_airport in Arlington, #Virgina has been found safe!" Huchler, the police chief, had said earlier on Friday that "For us, this is our priority number one".

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  • Trump insults Koch brothers as 'total joke' in GOP circles
Trump insults Koch brothers as 'total joke' in GOP circles

President Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed the powerful Koch-led political operation as "globalist" and "a total joke", rejecting the conservative group amid signs of a growing public fissure between the president and business over trade. Some Trump loyalists were furious at perceived contradictions in the Koch network's behavior and anxious that ...

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