Sunday, 19 August 2018
Latest news
Home » Worldwide

Worldwide

Trump Faces Tidal Wave Of Criticism Over Handling Of Summit With Putin

perth_map

Instead, he denounced the "stupidity" of his own country's policy, especially the decision to investigate election interference. "Seriously, what does Putin have on Trump that's he's so afraid?" Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who in the past has defended Trump against criticism by more conventional Republicans, called the summit "the most serious mistake" of Trump's presidency - and one that "must be corrected - immediately". Read More »

3 dead, 22 hurt in New Mexico highway crash

perth_map

The crash happened around 2am (local time) on Sunday near Bernalillo, about 30 kilometres north of Albuquerque, Sandoval County Sheriff's Office spokesman Keith Elder said. The identities of the victims and details of the passenger bus were not immediately known. Sheriff's officials said 35 people were on the bus operated by El Paso-Los Angeles Limousine Express. Read More »

UK Prime Minister in Brexit turmoil with Parliament majority slashed

perth_map

But Labour MP Stephen Kinnock accused the PM of "capitulating" and said the Chequers deal was now "dead in the water". He told MPs that the issue "has got much more hard since becoming politicised" but was "eminently soluble". On the other side of the equation, the Tory "soft Brexiteers" refuse to lie down, and one of their number, the former education minister Justine Greening yesterday called for a second referendum. Read More »

All Mother Teresa homes inspected amid baby-selling scandal

perth_map

The chairwoman of Jharkhand State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Arti Kujur, said the state had formed teams to inspect all its shelter homes and hoped to receive their reports in early August. The charity was founded in 1946 by Mother Teresa, a global symbol of compassion who was canonised as a saint after her death in 1997. Ms. Gandhi also directed the States to ensure that all the childcare institutions (CCIs) are registered and linked to the country's apex adoption body ... Read More »

Putin summit kicks off in Helsinki

perth_map

Bob Corker of Tennessee. Ahead of the summit, the Russian foreign ministry "liked" Trump's Twitter comments, in which the us president denounced the investigation into Russian meddling in American elections as well as previous USA policy. Read More »

Which MPs have quit government roles in Brexit row?

But eurosceptics believe it keeps Britain too close to the European Union, and Davis, the former Brexit secretary, warned in the Financial Times on Monday it would deny the government the "freedom to run our own economy". It prompted the resignation of Boris Johnson and David Davis from the cabinet, as well as the departures of Baker and a string of more junior ministers. Read More »

Farnborough 2018: DHL places $4.7 billion 777 order with Boeing

perth_map

More than $2.8 billion in engine orders were also announced. It was previously announced as a commitment to purchase in April. DHL said the first four 777Fs from the order would be delivered in 2019. According to Boeing , global air freight demand grew nearly 10% during 2017. The quintessentially English atmosphere of the Royal International Air Tattoo, where straw-hatted VIPs watch fighters thunder over picturesque Cotswolds villages, gives way on Monday to the Farnborough Airshow, where ... Read More »

What Trump and Putin hope to achieve at Helsinki summit

perth_map

Other portions of the Trump interview are to air on various CBS news programs on Monday. "The very fact that we have our heads of state getting together for this kind of conversation is a big, big delivery", Huntsman said. "He better know the right Russian psyche", said Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard C. Shelby of Alabama, who led a GOP delegation to Russia earlier this month. Read More »

Brexit: Government scrapes through Customs Bill vote

perth_map

May's leadership has been precarious since she unveiled her proposed new Brexit negotiating strategy at her Chequers residence and detailed it in a white paper last week. It's time we shared their confidence". But by accepting the demands of hardline Brexit campaigners, she exposed her vulnerability in parliament, where both wings of her Conservative Party attacked each other, highlighting the deep divisions that have so far hampered progress in talks with the EU. Read More »

Brexit tensions as Tory rebels back a second referendum

perth_map

The battle over the amendments to the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill, or customs bill, is unlikely to be the last that May and her team will have to face. Noting the deep divisions in government and parliament on the way forward, Greening said voters must decide - becoming the most senior member of May's Conservative party to back the idea. Read More »

Novichok ‘was inside bottle of perfume’

perth_map

Her husband, Mr Rowley has since regained consciousness but remains in serious condition, as hospital staff continue to treat him. The Metropolitan Police are still investigating where the bottle came from and if it was from the same batch of poison that was used to target the Skripals. Read More »

Civilian Deaths In Afghanistan Hit Record High

perth_map

The Taliban has often insisted it will only talk with the United States and its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies about ending the fighting, calling the Afghan government a puppet of the West. Army Lt. Col. Martin L. O'Donnell, Resolute Support spokesman. While all sides say they want talks, and there have been behind-the-scenes contacts, the only major peace talks broke down nearly immediately after they started in 2015. Read More »

Defence minister resigns as crucial Brexit vote clears Commons

A crucial vote on the collection of customs duties passed by 305 to 302, a majority of just three. The defence procurement minister Guto Bebb resigned at the door to the voting lobbies to oppose the amendment. It was then undermined by the resignations of her Brexit minister David Davis . In a series of votes, May could come under attack from arch-Brexiteers in her own Conservative Party who think her plans have watered down Brexit and will leave Britain shackled to the European ... Read More »

Trump questions USA intelligence agencies, not Putin, on election meddling

He added that it's a hard period in the U.S. The Cold War has ended a long time ago, the situation in the world has drastically changed. Mark Warner of Virginia, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, tweeted , "For the President to side with Putin over his own intelligence officials and blame the United States for Russia's attack on our democracy is a complete disgrace". Read More »

Ex-minister backs new Brexit vote as eurosceptics pressure May

perth_map

Pro-Europeans also dislike May's plan, particular her goal to have looser ties with the European Union for Britain's dominant services sector. But by hardening the language to emphasise that the future collection of duties and taxes by Britain and the European Union be on a reciprocal basis, some lawmakers feared that Brexit supporters may have made May's plan less sellable to the bloc. Read More »

Ex-minister calls for second Brexit vote

perth_map

With a laugh, she added: "Actually, no". Sue the EU. Not go into negotiations, sue them. Seeking to strike a balance between those who want a smooth Brexit and those who fear staying too close to the EU's orbit, Mrs May sought the approval of senior ministers for her plans on 6 July. Read More »

Calgary to begin scorcher of a week with heat warning issued

perth_map

At 2:32 p.m. Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking an area of severe thunderstorms capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain, said the warning. During a warning, you are encouraged to visit family, friends and neighbours, especially isolated adults and seniors who are at greater risk of suffering from heat-related illness, to make sure they are cool and drinking plenty of fluids. Read More »

Forecast: Hot And Humid, With Thunderstorms For Tuesday

perth_map

A cold front is moving into Northeast Ohio later today , bringing the chance of scattered storms for most of Northeast Ohio. It will be partly cloudy across the metro with highs in the mid 80 and a light east wind. Also keep an eye to the sky for pop-up thunderstorms this afternoon, which may last into the evening before dying off with the setting of the sun. Storms on Sunday could produce strong wind gusts, the National Weather Service said in a Hazardous Weather Outlook statement ... Read More »

Mother accused of killing baby with drug-laced breast milk

perth_map

The investigation is ongoing, prosecutors said. After Jones woke up, she asked her husband to prepare a bottle of formula, which she then fed to her son and placed him in his bassinet. Jones allegedly told police that she had been primarily breastfeeding the baby but switched to formula three days before the child's death because he wasn't getting enough milk. Read More »

Justine Greening calls for second Brexit referendum

Her Chequers Brexit deal seems to be history only days after the ink on its associated white paper has dried: it is hard to see the European Union agreeing to levy the UK's tariffs, as the ERG amendment demands; and absent that implausible agreement from the European Union, there is no longer a credible customs plan that would keep open the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic (or at least not one that the European Union would recognise). Read More »

Russian agent connected to NRA charged with conspiracy against America

perth_map

She was charged with " conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian Federation within the United States without prior notification to the Attorney General ". Butina's lawyer, Robert Neil Driscoll, accused the Justice Department of trying to make mundane actions seem like "nefarious acts". The complaint cited three specific "overt acts" Butina committed to further her conspiracy, including her entrance to the U.S.in August 2016 on an F-1 student visa for the "purported objective of attending ... Read More »

Girl killed after surviving alleged drunk driving crash in Detroit

perth_map

Dessandra Thomas was pronounced dead after she was struck by a vehicle while trying to cross I-94 in Romulus, Mich ., her mother told FOX2 Detroit . The troopers then learned that the Romulus Police Department had been investigating a drunk driving crash that happened a short time earlier that morning. Read More »

Explosives thrown at homes of Gerry Adams and Bobby Storey

perth_map

Mr Adams appealed for calm and referred to "some people" who he said are "resistant to change". "These attacks are the desperate acts of increasingly desperate and irrelevant groups ", he said. A second device was thrown at the home of the party's former Northern Ireland Chairman Bobby Storey, he said. Those sentiments were echoed in the Republic of Ireland, where Taoiseach Leo Varadkar denounced the Belfast attacks, as well as the wider violence across Northern Ireland. Read More »

Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Eruptions Seem to Form a New Island

perth_map

Almost two dozen people were injured after what officials described as a "lava bomb" ripped through the roof of a tour boat in Hawaii, authorities said Monday. The department said the exact location and time of the incident is now unclear. In addition to the punctured roof, the boat sustained damage to one of the railings. Read More »

European Union chief cautions Trump, Putin to protect order

When " CBS Evening News" anchor Jeff Glor asked Trump who is his "biggest foe globally right now", Trump named the European Union , members of which are some of America's oldest and closest global allies. The summit comes just days after special counsel Robert Mueller filed an indictment charging 12 Russian intelligence officers for conspiring to interfere in the 2016 USA presidential election. Read More »

Suspect in shooting of 3 Kansas City cops holed up

perth_map

But Subramanian says many in the local community do not trust the press in India because they tend to sensationalize and misstate facts. That officer's condition is not yet available. A motorcyclist was in critical condition Sunday after being struck by an oncoming van while driving along US 40 and Wallace Avenue in Kansas City. It was a tense afternoon at the scene where the suspect died, with a almost seven-hour standoff coming to an end after officers successfully entered a house where ... Read More »

Another Tory MP quits from Theresa May's government over Brexit

perth_map

Earlier in the day, before May's concession became public, Scott Mann, the MP for North Cornwall, became the latest Conservative MP to resign a junior government post over the Chequers deal in a rolling protest from concerned backbenchers. Her Brexit negotiating strategy, which aims for a close relationship with the European Union after Britain leaves the bloc in March 2019, was only agreed with her cabinet earlier this month after two years of wrangling. Read More »

Indonesian mob massacres 300 crocodiles in 'revenge' attack

perth_map

Basar Manullang, head of West Papua's Natural Resources Conservation Agency, said that the crocodile farm had a government licence to operate and that the mass slaughter was "obviously against the law". According to the ABC , guards heard screams coming from inside the farm and when they investigated the commotion, they found Sugito already dead. Manullang said his agency was helping local police with their investigation. Read More »

China files WTO challenge to US $200 billion tariff plan:The Asahi Shimbun

perth_map

Resolving worldwide trade disputes is a key role of the WTO. The Chinese yuan also dipped on the data but only briefly. The EU and China pledged to strengthen their cooperation in the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity and develop "a new set of guidelines for government-supported export credits within the International Working Group on Export Credits". Read More »

US intel chief warns of cyber threats to US infrastructure

perth_map

Coats said as he cautioned of cyberthreats. Coats compared the "warning signs" to those the United States faced ahead of the September 11 terrorist attacks. 'They intend to undermine the democracy every day, regardless of whether elections are taking place now, ' Coats noted. In his remarks, Coats pointed to the indictment as showing "exactly what they're trying to do or what they've done through their military intelligence relative to elections". Read More »

U.S. lawmakers slam Donald Trump's remarks at Helsinki summit

In a tweet , he wrote: "Our relationship with Russian Federation has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of USA foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!" He just said it's not Russian Federation. Trump did not respond; Putin appeared to smirk. United States intelligence agencies believe Putin ordered hackers and propagandists to intervene in the 2016 election to help Trump win, but the U.S. Read More »