• Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok is fired for his anti-Trump texts
Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok is fired for his anti-Trump texts

The FBI did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Strzok is a 22-year-veteran at the agency. Comey was sacked by Trump in May 2017 after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein helped write a memo that was critical of how Comey handled the FBI's probe into then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server ...

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  • Littoral states agree on Caspian Sea status
Littoral states agree on Caspian Sea status

The Caspian Sea is the largest enclosed water body on the Earth by area, with shared borders between Iran, Azerbaijan , Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. However, there was little detail about provisions on splitting the seabed. It's estimated there are 50 billion barrels of oil and almost 8.4 trillion cubic metres of natural gas beneath it...

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  • Third night of anti-government protests in Romania
Third night of anti-government protests in Romania

As the protests heated up, some threw bottles and paving slabs at riot police. "Video footage posted on social media show police beating non-violent protesters holding their hands up". Note that Bucharest is hosting a rally against the ruling coalition headed by the Social democratic party. Around four million Romanians work overseas from an ov...

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  • Clashes continue as Taliban press Afghan city south of Kabul
Clashes continue as Taliban press Afghan city south of Kabul

Mohammad Sharif Yaftali, Afghan army chief of staff, said the city was not under threat of collapse and heavy fighting was underway to push back the Taleban from city limits. The U.S. -led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mission has carried out airstrikes in support of Afghan forces. Short videos circulating on social media, purported to b...

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  • Kamala Harris: Sept. 4 Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing ‘Outrageous’
Kamala Harris: Sept. 4 Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing ‘Outrageous’

Democrats have warned that Kavanaugh may be unwilling to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election. On Friday, Schumer blasted Grassley's decision to announce a confirmation hearing as a "mad rush" amid the ongoing dispute over Kavanaugh's records.

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  • Dali Mpofu to represent MDC Alliance as they challenge Zim election result
Dali Mpofu to represent MDC Alliance as they challenge Zim election result

LISTEN: What's next for Zimbabwe's opposition after elections? The constitution requires a losing presidential candidate to file any challenge within seven days of a victor being declared. "If [the judges] think the evidence is weak they could throw the case out fairly fast". Analysts say that the legal challenge has little chance of success g...

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  • Unite the Right: Permit granted for Washington DC far-right rally
Unite the Right: Permit granted for Washington DC far-right rally

Virginia's Democratic governor, Ralph Northam, pre-emptively declared a state of emergency on Wednesday, a procedural move that freed up additional resources. Lee, but was denied. Charlottesville's intense security plan for the anniversary weekend has been greeted with mixed reactions from residents. - Businesses in the District where white na...

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  • Lombok quake: Powerful tremors rock Indonesia days after 347 die
Lombok quake: Powerful tremors rock Indonesia days after 347 die

FACEBOOK says it "regrets" an algorithm blunder that caused balloons and confetti to appear over posts about the deadly natural disaster in Indonesia this month. Oxfam said it was providing clean drinking water and tarpaulin shelters to 5000 survivors, but more than 20,000 estimated have been displaced. The national disaster agency has stood by...

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  • US Space Force Proposal Outlined - President Tweets Enthusiasm For Plan
US Space Force Proposal Outlined - President Tweets Enthusiasm For Plan

Citing Russia and China , he said that for years U.S. adversaries have "pursued weapons to jam, blind and disable our navigation and communication satellites via electronic attacks from the ground". Space Command, a new unified combatant command for space. On the 15th of August, 1998, it was re-designated Air Force Space Command Space Operations...

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  • White House adviser Bolton urges North Korea to act on denuclearization
White House adviser Bolton urges North Korea to act on denuclearization

National security adviser John Bolton earlier this week said North Korea had not begun the progress, while USA envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley, said Washington was "not willing to wait for too long" for the North. The inter-Korean meeting on Monday will be held at Tongilgak, a North Korean-controlled building in the border village of Panmunjom. As...

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  • Two police officers among four people dead in New Brunswick shooting
Two police officers among four people dead in New Brunswick shooting

Fredericton Police are telling people to stay indoors and lock their doors. One person was in custody, and there was no further threat to the public, police said. Finally, after a tense period of waiting, authorities disclosed the toll: Among the four killed were two officers, a rare case of police killed in the line of duty in Canada .

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  • Turkish charity aids Indonesia natural disaster victims
Turkish charity aids Indonesia natural disaster victims

As the aid effort stepped up, volunteers and rescue personnel erected more temporary shelters for the tens of thousands left homeless on Lombok by the magnitude 7.0 quake. On Indonesia's tourist island of Lombok, rescuers continue to search for survivors of Sunday's natural disaster, that's now claimed more than a hundred lives.

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  • Two Palestinians killed during Israeli shelling in Gaza
Two Palestinians killed during Israeli shelling in Gaza

Sources said that Hamas is unwilling to enter into any negotiations or provide any information about the Israeli soldiers detained, agreeing only to a prisoner exchange in return for the freeing of prisoners rearrested after the Gilad Shalit deal in 2011.

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  • US, EU seek details of Saudi arrests but dodge Canada spat
US, EU seek details of Saudi arrests but dodge Canada spat

Saudi state airline Saudia said it was suspending flights to and from Toronto, Canada's largest city. The feud between Canada and Saudi Arabia has escalated quickly since it began on Friday, after Canada's Ministry of Foreign Affairs raised concerns about the Kingdom's human rights record following the arrests of several prominent human rights...

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  • Saudi-led airstrike kills 29 children on school trip in Yemen
Saudi-led airstrike kills 29 children on school trip in Yemen

A US State Department spokeswoman said the United States was concerned about reports of the air strikes and urged the Saudi-led coalition to investigate. There was no immediate comment from the coalition, which intervened in 2015 to try to restore the internationally recognized government to power after it was driven out of the capital Sanaa by the...

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