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World Trump receives ‘nice letter’ from Kim Jong-un following up on summit
Author: 0 Trump receives ‘nice letter’ from Kim Jong-un following up on summit

The agency has DNA samples from 92 percent of the families of the almost 7,700 Americans still missing from the Korean War. The Commander-in-Chief praised Kim's decision to return the remains just hours after Vice President Pence received the war heroes at a ceremony in Hawaii; saying he appreciates the regime's "kind action".

World Australia, NZ firefighters fly out to battle deadly California wildfires
Author: 0 Australia, NZ firefighters fly out to battle deadly California wildfires

California is prone to wildfires. California firefighters made a surprising discovery as they were helping residents deal with the aftermath of the deadly Carr wildfire that has destroyed more than 1,000 homes. "It's a very emotional period". More than 12,000 firefighters and even 3,000 prisons inmates are locked in a pitched battle against the blazes. After days of concern over a number of missing individuals, authorities said Wednesday that all those who had been reported missing ...

World National Archives Says Kavanaugh Doc Request Could Go On Through October
Author: 0 National Archives Says Kavanaugh Doc Request Could Go On Through October

According to the National Archives, there are roughly 560,000 pages of paper records related to Kavanaugh's time as staff secretary and another 475,000 emails either sent or received where Kavanaugh was copied. Schumer added: "This unprecedented process appears to be designed intentionally by Republicans to deny the Senate and the American people the information they need to evaluate this critically important nomination".

World Rudy Giuliani: Collusion Isn't Even A Crime
Author: 0 Rudy Giuliani: Collusion Isn't Even A Crime

Trump launched his new attack hours before his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort , was due to go on trial on tax and bank fraud charges in Virginia. And I didn't get the impression that Rudy Giuliani was, like, intentionally moving the goalpost. "He's referring to a dispute which I imagine Mueller - I imagine he disclosed it to [Deputy Attorney General Rod] Rosenstein when he appointed him, because it would involve something that actually wasn't settled even to this day", Giuliani said.

World Russia Is ‘Keyboard Click’ From Major Election Hack, Coats Warns
Author: 0 Russia Is ‘Keyboard Click’ From Major Election Hack, Coats Warns

Just one day into the trial of his former campaign chief Paul Manafort , President Donald Trump took to Twitter to demand Attorney General Jeff Sessions immediately pull the plug on Robert Mueller's Russian election-tamper probe. elections seriously. "President Putin said the first issue that President Trump raised was election meddling", the national security adviser told reporters.

World Jordan army clashes with Islamic State militants fleeing Syrian forces
Author: 0 Jordan army clashes with Islamic State militants fleeing Syrian forces

He said the men hit had assault rifles and bomb belts and moved in a battle formation: "We assume they were on a terrorist mission and that they were trying to infiltrate into Israel". He said a preliminary assessment was that the infiltrators were Daesh militants. Syria said that the jet was conducting raids in Syrian airspace when it was engaged by Israeli forces.

World Trump celebrates Kelly's first full year as chief of staff
Author: 0 Trump celebrates Kelly's first full year as chief of staff

As chief of staff, Kelly seems particularly vulnerable to Trump's ire, someone convenient for the president to throw under the bus. If Kelly survives until 2020, he would be among the longest-serving White House chiefs of staff in American history.

World Federal judge blocks release of 3-D printable gun designs
Author: 0 Federal judge blocks release of 3-D printable gun designs

On Tuesday, a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order . The suit, filed on Monday (Tuesday NZ Time) in Seattle, asked a judge to block the federal government's late-June settlement with Defense Distributed , which allowed the company to make the plans available online.

World Extreme weather conditions in California could stoke wildfires
Author: 0 Extreme weather conditions in California could stoke wildfires

The deaths of two bulldozer operators battling California wildfires in July highlighted the dangers confronting these less visible firefighters. By Wednesday, the Carr Fire had scorched 180.5 square miles (115,538 acres), an area larger than the city of San Jose (180.2 square miles).

World Opposition Leaders Flock to Mamata, Pledge to Fight NRC
Author: 0 Opposition Leaders Flock to Mamata, Pledge to Fight NRC

The first draft of the NRC , released on December 31, confirmed the citizenship of 19 million people, leading to jubilation for some and heartbreak among others. Hundreds of thousands of people fled to India during Bangladesh's war of independence from Pakistan in the early 1970s. In New Delhi , Home Minister Rajnath Singh sought to allay fears about Assam.

Author: 0 Trump receives new letter from Kim Jong Un, sends his reply

Trump also took to Twitter earlier to praise an "incredibly attractive ceremony" in Hawaii, where Vice President Mike Pence helped welcome the remains to the United States. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was headed to an Asian security meeting in Singapore , where a meeting this weekend with North Korea's foreign minister was possible.

World Parkland victim's dad slams 3D-printed guns
Author: 0 Parkland victim's dad slams 3D-printed guns

Defense Distributed announced it plans to make 3D gun blueprints - including a single-shot pistol called "The Liberator", an AR-15 lower receiver , and a complete Beretta M9 handgun - available on August 1, after reaching a settlement with the federal government.

World 'We are going to have to go to war': Zimbabwe's election fallout
Author: 0 'We are going to have to go to war': Zimbabwe's election fallout

The ruling party forced Mugabe to resign in November, when the military briefly seized control of the country, and replaced him with Mnangagwa, his former deputy and spy chief. A Zimbabwean soldier beats a man on a street in Harare on August 1, 2018 as protests erupted over alleged fraud in the country's election. And from another proter, a mere plea to the country's incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa .

World Trump tweet on Muller probe
Author: 0 Trump tweet on Muller probe "opinion not order": White House

On the other hand, Trump has a right to express his opinion, and he uses Twitter to do so, Giuliani said . "He used the word 'should, ' he didn't use the word 'must'". "Under our conclusion if the president is acting within his capacity as president and he fires someone, that can't be questioned", he said. Negotiations over a potential presidential interview have gone on for months.

World United States announces $113m in new fund for Indo-Pacific region
Author: 0 United States announces $113m in new fund for Indo-Pacific region

State Department. These sectors are foundations of the Indo-Pacific's economic future and the initiatives and funding are designed to accelerate USA private-sector investment in the region, support more job-creating USA export opportunities, and also to meet the region's needs for economic growth and development, Hook said, while declining to give details of the funds.

World PF wins most seats in Zimbabwe parliament - ZEC
Author: 0 PF wins most seats in Zimbabwe parliament - ZEC

The state-owned Herald newspaper reported on Wednesday that Zanu-PF was "poised for a comfortable majority in parliament, as the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission continued to announce the results". That omission gave room for the electoral commission, which ZESN and the opposition have accused of bias, to manipulate the results in favour of Mnangagwa and the ZANU-PF party, Biti said.

World Paul Manafort Earned $60 Million as a Consultant in Ukraine, Says Mueller
Author: 0 Paul Manafort Earned $60 Million as a Consultant in Ukraine, Says Mueller

President Donald Trump followed the opening day of the trial of his former campaign chief Paul Manafort closely, officials told CNN on Tuesday. But the lawyers from Robert Mueller's team insisted that the suits were an important illustration of Manafort's wealth at a time when he wasn't paying his share of taxes.

World N Korea 'making missiles' despite U.S. thaw
Author: 0 N Korea 'making missiles' despite U.S. thaw

The North Koreans are publicly dismantling an engine test stand at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station. Reuters quotes an official as saying it is unclear how far the work has gone. This indicated that there had not been a complete stop in activity during the summit talks. This intelligence has been backed up by satellite images that appear to show activity at a known uranium-enrichment facility.

World Facebook grapples with evolving threat in the countdown to midterm elections
Author: 0 Facebook grapples with evolving threat in the countdown to midterm elections

Nathaniel Gleicher , Facebook's head of cybersecurity policy, refused to answer questions about whether the company had found any more Russian disinformation campaigns. Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, said on a call with reporters that the attempts to manipulate public opinion would likely become more sophisticated to evade Facebook's scrutiny, calling it an "arms race".

World Trump repeats Giuliani defense: 'Collusion is not a crime'
Author: 0 Trump repeats Giuliani defense: 'Collusion is not a crime'

So what does collusion really entail, legally speaking? Former New York City mayor-turned-Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani said Monday night that he will likely not allow Trump to be interviewed by anyone on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team because the Russian Federation investigation is not legitimate.

World Zimbabwe's ruling party wins control of parliament
Author: 0 Zimbabwe's ruling party wins control of parliament

Robert Mugabe's old party Zanu PF have claimed victory in the first election held in Zimbabwe since the former dictator was pushed out of office a year ago. "I will stay here until Chamisa is president", said Amandishe Muzhinji, who traveled back from Swaziland where he works as a migrant laborer to vote in Monday's election.

Author: 0 Ex-Trump aide Manafort goes on trial in Russian Federation probe

He denied allegations that Manafort had tried to hide his earnings by storing money in bank accounts in Cyprus, saying that arrangement was not of Manafort's doing but was instead the preferred method of payment of the supporters of the pro-Russia Ukrainian political party who were paying his consulting fees.

World Despite Trump's Willingness, Iran Shuts Down Possibility Of Talks
Author: 0 Despite Trump's Willingness, Iran Shuts Down Possibility Of Talks

Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said: "America is not trustworthy". Moderate Iranian politicians, including President Rouhani, have also taken an increasingly hard-line stance in response to the US's reimplementation of sanctions , which have caused economic damage to the country.

World Trump makes false claim on photo IDs for groceries during rally
Author: 0 Trump makes false claim on photo IDs for groceries during rally

Ahead of the president's rally, the Democratic Governors Association released a statement saying "DeSantis is the latest Trump wannabe catering to the fringe-far right while everyday Floridians wait to hear a real plan for Florida". In turn, DeSantis has cloaked himself in the sheen of Trump , defending the president and his policies. The spot opens with DeSantis's wife, Casey , touting Trump's endorsement, before featuring footage of him urging his young daughter to "build the wall" with ...

World Plane crashes in Mexico, all passengers survive
Author: 0 Plane crashes in Mexico, all passengers survive

The Guadalupe Victoria airport has been closed since the plane went down near the runway during an afternoon storm. The mid-sized jet was nearly full, with 103 people including two infants and four crew members on board, when it crashed at about 4 p.m.

World Man fatally shot by police, just moments after killing an intruder
Author: 0 Man fatally shot by police, just moments after killing an intruder

A juvenile was also found with serious injuries. Aurora Police released a statement Monday afternoon that said an officer shot and killed a resident who appeared to be defending his home from an intruder early Monday morning. "We are providing assistance through our victim advocates to help the family of the deceased resident through this very hard time", Metz said. An investigation into whether the officer followed the department's policies and procedures.

World Federal judge blocks 3D-printed guns from going online
Author: 0 Federal judge blocks 3D-printed guns from going online

U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik issued the order Tuesday afternoon. "All you need is a little money and you can download a blueprint from the internet to make a gun at home ", said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Since then, the information has been downloaded over 1,000 times. According to CNN , more than 1,000 designs were downloaded recently, in advance of the agreed upon August 1 date.

World Fake news is a threat to democracy, UK MPs warn
Author: 0 Fake news is a threat to democracy, UK MPs warn

In the report , the committee details a more than year long investigation into misinformation, social media companies and elections in the U.K. The report delves into political advertisements, British data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica , the Brexit vote, Russian interference in U.K.