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by | August 19, 2018 | 16:28

During the Saturday media conference, Putin said the Nord Stream 2 is a " purely economic project " and does not mean the transit of gas through Ukraine will stop. Ukranian officials are concerned Russia could stop delivering natural gas through Ukraine, which works as a transit country for Russian natural-gas export to the European Union and levies a fee on the trade, after Gazprom's transit contract expires at the end of 2019, since there would be less demand for it.

by | August 19, 2018 | 16:23

The Kerala government has said it faces an "extremely grave" crisis and state chief minister Vijayan warned of a new wave of rainfall hitting the battered region over the weekend. Pinarayi Vijayan , Kerala's chief minister, tweeted on Friday that 314,391 people were staying in relief camps across the state. There are fears even more people could die as countless people are still marooned and desperate for food and drinking water.

by | August 17, 2018 | 19:55

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrives in Turkey today to hold high-level discussions with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu , regarding the rapidly shifting outlook in Northern Syria. Relations between Turkey and the United States strained following US President Donald Trump's decision to raise customs duties on aluminum and steel imports from Turkey to 20 and 50%, respectively.

by | August 17, 2018 | 19:28

The case arose from U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Judge Ellis asked Mr. Asked again why the loans were ultimately approved, Brennan said that Calk told bank employees in an email that he wanted the loans approved. Along the way, they've not only faced an aggressive defense team but tongue-lashings from the judge, who pushed the government to speed up its case.

by | August 17, 2018 | 18:22

The White House estimated earlier this year that the parade would cost the taxpayer between $10 million and $30 million, and the Pentagon said it would feature a massive display of air power as its finale. The District of Columbia Council had ridiculed the idea of a parade on Pennsylvania Avenue, the 1.2-mile (1.9-km) stretch between the Capitol and the White House that is also the site of the Trump International Hotel.

by | August 17, 2018 | 17:44

Sinha is now director of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library. Ficci President Rashesh Shah said the former prime minister was one of the most dynamic leaders who ushered in an era of reforms, progress and took the country forward. Modi's government presented Vajpayee as an icon, seeking inspiration from his political career and cashing in on his stature and popularity as a statesman acceptable across political divides.

by | August 15, 2018 | 21:32

They have called her a "game changer". It was originally meant to be a documentary about the Vermont electric company dealing with climate change, but it also became a personal story as Hallquist came out as transgender to Derek during the making of the film.

by | August 15, 2018 | 20:49

The grand jury report says the diocese in Erie, Penn. and the diocese in Hawaii knew that Hannon had "admittedly abused at least 20 youths" who were between the ages of 12 and 19. "We are now in the midst of a new era where our communal bonds of trust are once again being tested by the sin of abuse". Reaction on social media to the report was swift.

by | August 15, 2018 | 19:44

If found guilty on all charges, he could face eight to 10 years in prison, according to sentencing expert Justin Paperny. FILE PHOTO: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort departs from U.S. The focus in Paul Manafort's fraud trial shifts to the defense after prosecutors rested their case. Manafort made millions of dollars working for pro-Russian Ukrainian politicians before he took an unpaid position with Trump's campaign that lasted five months.

by | August 14, 2018 | 22:28

But unsurprising or not, Trump's snubbing of McCain is still distasteful. The 2019 NDAA bill bans US federal agencies from using anything from Huawei or ZTE that is a "substantial or essential component of any system", as well as any technology that is used to route or view user data.

by | August 14, 2018 | 22:28

EIU attributes Austria's capital's rise to the top to increased security scores due to a return to relative stability across much of Europe after high-profile terrorist attacks in recent years. With an overall rating of 91.2, Singapore ranked behind Melbourne , Osaka, Sydney , Tokyo, Adelaide , Auckland, Perth, Brisbane, Wellington, and Hong Kong among Asian cities in the latest EIU survey released on Tuesday (14 August).

by | August 13, 2018 | 18:30

Omarosa Manigault has been all over the news this week with excerpts from her new book, where she's accused President Donald Trump of racism, said he's mentally declining, and claimed to have recorded conversations with him without his knowledge.

by | August 13, 2018 | 13:13

The decision came shortly after Khan extended a personal invite over a telephone conversation to the Punjab Cabinet Minister to attend his swearing-in ceremony. Modi had met the then Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif several times and also visited Pakistan in a surprise stopover on his way back from an official trip to Russian Federation in December 2015.

by | August 11, 2018 | 20:21

A white nationalist protest over the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee turned violent past year when participants clashed with counter protesters. Counter-protesters are expected to outnumber white supremacists this Sunday in Washington .

by | August 11, 2018 | 20:15

A devastating quake on Sunday killed hundreds, and a strong aftershock on Thursday caused panic among evacuees. "There's a massive rush of people wanting to get out of Lombok because of unfounded rumours, such as of a tsunami ", said Muhammad Faozal, the head of the tourism agency in West Nusa Tenggara province.

by | August 11, 2018 | 17:14

Two f-15 fighter jets were scrambled from nearby Portland to intercept the aircraft, though police said they ultimately had no role in its crash at Puget Sound just north of Seattle , in the state of Washington. plane is going down. Preliminary information had suggested it was stolen by a mechanic. Pastor said the plane crashed on the island, with a population of 20 people.

by | August 10, 2018 | 13:32

The notice comes after Saudi Arabia said Sunday it was ordering Canada's ambassador to leave the country and freezing all new trade and investment transactions with Canada in a spat over human rights. While both countries are friends of the US, "both sides need to diplomatically resolve this together", State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told a media briefing later Tuesday.

by | August 10, 2018 | 11:28

The International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) said that a hospital it supports in Saada had received 29 dead bodies of "mainly children" under 15 years of age, and 40 injured, including 30 children. Abu Muzahem, a resident of Dahyan, was working building a house when the air strike hit the market on Thursday morning. One person was killed in that attack , Saudi state media reported .

by | August 10, 2018 | 10:48

Gates, the government's star witness in Manafort's financial fraud trial, testified how, at the behest of his longtime boss, he helped hide millions of dollars in foreign income and submitted fake mortgage and tax documents. Prosecutors had previously said that Manafort's interactions with Calk were the only part of the trial expected to overlap with his Trump campaign role.

by | August 08, 2018 | 20:28

But the grilling got more intense, and personal, Tuesday afternoon when Downing pressed Gates about a "secret life" he said was funded by embezzlement, including an extramarital affair that Gates himself acknowledged. As well as being a senior aide on Trump's election campaign, Gates served as the deputy chairman of the USA president's inaugural committee. Gates said he and Manafort turned to a Cypriot lawyer, whom he referred to in court as "Dr K", who set up bank accounts and shell ...