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Lawrence: Session Will Be a Witness Against Trump
Minneapolis police officer has yet to talk to investigators
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Four days after a Minneapolis police officer fatally shot a woman who had called 911 to report a possible rape, the officer has yet to talk with investigators, and his attorney has given no indication he ever will.
News of John McCain’s illness broke during meeting to save GOP health care plan
Republican senators attempting to save their stalled effort to repeal and replace Obamacare in a late-night meeting Wednesday were interrupted with news of Sen. John McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., told reporters that the senators learned of McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis during the meeting and asked Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., to say a prayer for McCain. “It was very emotional, almost kind of stunned disbelief for a minute, then we asked James Lankford to lead us in prayer,” Hoeven said.
Fox News reporter walks out of off-camera press briefing and throws parting shot at White House
Fox News reporter John Roberts has thrown some shade at Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Donald Trump’s spokeswoman, for the White House’s refusal to hold daily on-camera press briefings. In recent weeks, the White House has begun to hold off-camera briefings almost daily – a departure from previous administrations when daily on-camera briefings were the norm. Mr Trump's press staff have said the change is meant to draw more attention to the President's remarks, but some reporters have asserted that the White House “should have the backbone” to answer questions during on-camera proceedings.
O.J. Simpson Granted Parole in Vegas Robbery Case
California wildfire explodes in size as blazes scorch U.S. West
By Stephen Lam MARIPOSA, Calif. (Reuters) - A wildfire that has forced thousands of Californians to flee their homes exploded in size on Wednesday, threatening a picturesque gold rush town outside Yosemite National Park as dozens of blazes scorched the U.S. West. More than 2,000 firefighters have contained just 7 percent of the Detwiler Fire, which is approaching the town of Mariposa and tiny communities in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, the Cal Fire state agency said on its website. The blaze has mushroomed to 46,000 acres (18,000 hectares), an increase of about 20,000 acres (8,094 hectares) compared with the day before, and is threatening some 1,500 structures.
Canada's Governor General touches Queen in breach of royal protocol 'to ensure she didn't slip'
It is simply not the done thing. Or to put it another way, you can look but you can’t touch. So much so that Canada’s Governor General has felt the need to explained why he decided to breach royal protocol and touch the Queen, saying that he wanted to make sure she did not slip during an official engagement. David Johnston was spotted supporting the 91-year-old by gently touching her elbow as she climbed the steps at Canada House in Trafalgar Square, on Wednesday. The Queen, accompanied by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (C-L) attended a function at Canada House Credit: EPA/WILL OLIVER He did the same thing as she left the building, which she visited with the Duke of Edinburgh in honour of the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation. Speaking afterwards he told Canadian broadcaster CBC News: "Well I'm certainly conscious of the protocol. I just was anxious to be sure that there was no stumbling on the steps.” Mr Johnston, who as a student inspired a character in the bestselling 1970 novel Love Story, added: “It's a little bit awkward, that descent from Canada House to Trafalgar Square, and there was a carpet that was a little slippy, and so I thought perhaps it was appropriate to breach protocol just to be sure that there was no stumble." Queen Elizabeth is welcomed to Canada House by Canada Governor General David Johnston Credit: REUTERS/Stefan Rousseau/Pool In its advice on how to greet a member of the Royal family Buckingham Palace’s website reminds people that there are "no obligatory codes of behaviour when meeting the Queen or a member of the Royal Family, but many people wish to observe the traditional forms". While touching the Monarch, beyond a handshake, is not explicitly mentioned it is generally accepted that members of the public do not do so. Not that Mr Johnson is the first to beach royal etiquette with displays of friendship. In 2009 Michelle Obama took the unusual step of putting her arm round the Queen, in response to the Monarch placing her hand on her back, while she attended a glittering reception at Buckingham Palace with her husband, ahead of the G20 summit. Buckingham Palace described it at the time as a “mutual and spontaneous display of affection and appreciation”. Queen given tour of Canada House to mark country's 150th birthday 01:31 In 1992 the then Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating placed his arm around the Queen while introducing her to subjects during her visit in 1992, earning himself the nickname ‘The Lizard of Oz’. And in 2014 the basketball star LeBron James put his arm around the Duchess of Cambridge while presenting her with a jersey after a game in New York. Buckingham Palace said it had no concern over the Governor's General decision to lend the Queen his hand in support. An aide said: "There's no issue here. It was a simple human gesture"
Sold by IS in Raqa, Yazidi female fighters back for revenge
She was trafficked into Raqa as a sex slave by the Islamic State group but managed to escape. Now Yazidi fighter Heza is back to avenge the horrors she and thousands of others suffered. "When I started fighting, I lifted some of the worries from my heart," she says, surrounded by fellow Yazidi militia women in Raqa's eastern Al-Meshleb district.
After Trump rebuke, Sessions shows up for work, will stay ‘as long as that is appropriate’
Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein dodged questions about their future with the Department of Justice following criticisms from President Trump. In an interview with the New York Times published Wednesday evening, Trump said that he would not have appointed Sessions as attorney general if he knew Sessions would recuse himself from the Russia investigation. “We in the Department of Justice will continue every single day to work hard, to serve the national interest, and we wholeheartedly join in the priorities of President Trump,” said Sessions when asked if he had considered resignation.
Tomb Of King Tutankhamun’s Wife’s Likely Discovered, Archaeologists Say
Army general among Thais convicted of human trafficking
North Korea tourism agency tries to woo foreigners
PanARMENIAN.Net - North Korea's tourism agency has launched a website offering holiday options ranging from surfing to rice planting, despite strong US warnings to avoid travel to a nation wher
North Korean Workers Forced to Get Cash Cards
North Korean authorities are forcing all workers in factories and firms to obtain cash cards as a measure of convenience for receiving their salaries or purchasing items, though the cards will not lik
Less Than 1 Aircraft Carrier? The Cost of North Korea's Nukes
PYONGYANG - When North Korea decided to go nuclear, it committed to a huge investment in a program that would bring severe sanctions and eat up precious resources that could have been spent boosting
No response from North Korea over Seoul-proposed talks
PanARMENIAN.Net - North Korea has not responded to South Koreas offer to hold military talks Friday, July 21, Seoul said, dimming prospects of any ease in tensions after Pyongyang tested its first in
DPR Korea's food production hit by the worst drought since 2001
20 July 2017, Rome - DPR Koreas crop production for 2017, including staple rice, maize, potatoes and soybean, has been severely damaged by prolonged dry weather conditions, threatening food security
North Korea cannot strike U.S. with accuracy: Pentagon
Moscow [Russia], July. 20 (ANI): Admitting that North Korea is capable in terms of range, the Pentagon, however, has asserted that Pyongyang is not currently able to land a missile on the US mainlan
North Korea Gets Strict on Recruiting Workers to Go Abroad
North Korea authorities have set strict conditions for citizens chosen to be overseas workers in an attempt to reduce the number of defectors after a group of 13 restaurant workers in China did not re
UN chief welcomes Seoul's proposal to reopen dialogue with Pyongyang
19 July 2017 -- Secretary-General Antnio Guterres today welcomed the move by the Republic of Korea to lower tensions on the Korean Peninsula, his spokesperson said. The Secretary-General welcomes th
SKorea's Park refuses order to testify in Samsung trial
PanARMENIAN.Net - South Koreas disgraced former president Park Geun-Hye on Wednesday, July 19 again refused to testify in the corruption trial of the heir to the Samsung business empire, citing poor
South Korea's Push for Talks with North Could Backfire
With South Koreas offer to hold military talks with North Korea already putting the U.S. on edge, experts say Seouls move risks further fraying relations with Washington rather than significantly ad
Couple plead guilty to enslaving children from South Korea
Jeong Taek Lee, 54, and his wife, 50-year-old Sook Yeon Park, of Queens, New York, both pleaded guilty to two counts of labor trafficking for keeping two young siblings as slaves.
Moon Jae-in sets out plans for treaty with North Korea
Moon announced the plans in a report outlining his key presidency objectives. It comes after Seoul extended an invitation for military talks between the two nations.
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