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World Media Saudi decision to withdraw scholarship students will affect dozens in Calgary
Author: 0 Saudi decision to withdraw scholarship students will affect dozens in Calgary

According to Günter Meyer, director of the Center for Research on the Arab World at the University of Mainz, Crown Prince bin Salman is trying to prove to his people that his government is still effective in its foreign policy. Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders called Saudi Arabia's decision an "outrageous move" on Twitter, saying , "The U.S. must be clear in condemning repression, especially when done by governments that receive our support".

World Media Sen. Rand Paul says he delivered Trump letter to Putin
Author: 0 Sen. Rand Paul says he delivered Trump letter to Putin

Trump's meeting with Putin received lower marks, with 23 percent calling it successful and 35 percent calling it unsuccessful. Vladimir Putin presented President Donald Trump with a series of requests during their private meeting in Helsinki last month, including new talks on controlling nuclear arms and prohibiting weapons in space, according to a Russian document obtained by POLITICO.

World Media Yemen: Dozens of children killed in airstrike
Author: 0 Yemen: Dozens of children killed in airstrike

The International Committee for the Red Cross says a local hospital received 29 bodies, predominantly of children younger than 15. On its Twitter feed, Saudi-funded Al-Arabiya TV quoted a senior official who said the coalition was probing "collateral damage" from the strike.

World Media Manafort ex-aide Gates testifies at trial on Cyprus accounts
Author: 0 Manafort ex-aide Gates testifies at trial on Cyprus accounts

The testimony came as prosecutors wrapped up their questioning of Gates mid-afternoon Tuesday. In explosive testimony in the tax and bank fraud trial of the former Trump campaign chairman, Gates said he helped maintain secret accounts in Cyprus, the Grenadines and the United Kingdom.

World Media Mueller Says Sidebar Manafort Trial Convo Contained Evidence In 'Ongoing' Probe
Author: 0 Mueller Says Sidebar Manafort Trial Convo Contained Evidence In 'Ongoing' Probe

In a filing to the court, prosecutors said that on the first day of the trial, they had told Ellis that Welch would remain in the courtroom, and he had not objected then. Five guests paid over $11,000 at one point to stay there, one reservation showed, renting the condo for 21 nights. Citizens Bank mortgage loan assistant Melinda James testified about her communications with Manafort and Rick Gates, the political consulting titan's longtime deputy, regarding a loan application that ...

World Media Former Malaysian PM faces new charge of money laundering
Author: 0 Former Malaysian PM faces new charge of money laundering

Malaysian anti-graft agents questioned embattled former premier Najib Razak on Tuesday ahead of his pre-trial hearing in court in connection with the multi-billion-dollar scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB ). Justice Department, one of several foreign agencies investigating money stolen and laundered from the 1MDB fund, had listed the yacht among assets it could seize and sell to recover stolen funds.

World Media Gaza violence: Baby among three killed by Israeli strikes
Author: 0 Gaza violence: Baby among three killed by Israeli strikes

A Hamas militant was killed in one strike, with at least 12 others injured, the health ministry in Gaza said. Sirens wailed in southern Israel , warning of incoming rockets from Gaza, and Israeli media reported six people were wounded by shrapnel in the border town of Sderot.

World Media Sen. Rand Paul Invites Russian MPs to Washington
Author: 0 Sen. Rand Paul Invites Russian MPs to Washington

Paul said the two "agreed on the importance of continued dialogue". "I think this is incredibly important, " Paul said after the high-profile sit-down. The Kentucky Republican said it was agreed that a delegation of council members would visit the USA capital. The Texas senator's trip comes during a tense time for U.S.

World Media Food truck offers free food for earthquake-affected tourists in Lombok
Author: 0 Food truck offers free food for earthquake-affected tourists in Lombok

This latest quake came a week after a 6.4 magnitude natural disaster jolted the same area, which left more than a dozen people dead, over 150 people injured and thousands displaced. So far, up to 2,700 tourists have been moved from the Gili Island. "That's where the epicentre was; we wanted to go to Bali". But it took an inadvertent turn in Indonesia following a deadly, 6.9 magnitude quake on the island of Lombok on Sunday.

World Media U.S. imposes sanctions on Russia for nerve agent attack in UK
Author: 0 U.S. imposes sanctions on Russia for nerve agent attack in UK

Skripal and his daughter were poisoned by the military-grade nerve agent in the British town of Salisbury in March. Following a 15-day congressional notification period, the sanctions will take effect on or around August 22, according to a statement from the State Department.

World Media Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif: US will not stop Iran oil exports
Author: 0 Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif: US will not stop Iran oil exports

The Trump tactics have deepened an already serious economic crisis in Iran , fuelling protests around the country. Trump's May withdrawal from a landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran had spooked investors and triggered a run on the Iranian rial long before the punishing sanctions went back into force.

World Media Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey explains why Alex Jones is not banned
Author: 0 Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey explains why Alex Jones is not banned

Democrat Senator Chris Murphy clashed online with Donald Trump Jr over whether the controversial ban of Alex Jones from social media has signaled a rise of corporate political censorship in the US. "We didn't suspend Alex Jones or Infowars yesterday", Dorsey wrote on Twitter . "We believe in representing a wide range of views, so long as people are respectful to those with different opinions".

World Media Canadian dollar falls after Saudi Arabia reportedly sells off assets
Author: 0 Canadian dollar falls after Saudi Arabia reportedly sells off assets

Saudi Arabia responded by reducing the level of diplomatic relations and stopping cooperation with Ottawa in several fields, most notably trade, education and medicine. The move was in response to tweets from Global Affairs Canada and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland criticizing Saudi Arabia's arrest of women's rights activists, including Samar Badawi, a Canadian citizen whose brother - blogger Raif Badawi - was already imprisoned in the kingdom.

World Media New York GOP Rep. Chris Collins arrested on insider trading charges
Author: 0 New York GOP Rep. Chris Collins arrested on insider trading charges

Prosecutors say that Collins improperly traded on inside information from the Australian drug company Innate Immunotherapeutics Limited, on whose board he served. "Access to this kind of information carries with it significant responsibility, especially those in society who hold a position of trust", said William Sweeney, assistant director of the FBI New York field office.

Author: 0 Gates says Manafort told him to be truthful to Federal Bureau of Investigation

Mr Downing forced Gates to admit he had stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars from Manafort by filing bogus personal expenses claims and that he had engaged in an extramarital affair and kept an apartment in London for that objective. Gates said that these loans were actually income. The jury has heard how Manafort made tens of millions of dollars working for pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine.

World Media Police not involved in NASS invasion - IGP Idris
Author: 0 Police not involved in NASS invasion - IGP Idris

He said the standoff at the NASS complex reached him as a surprise, adding that the police would soon issue a statement in relation to the impasse. The acting President had on August 7 sacked the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS ), Lawal Daura with immediate effect, over Tuesday's invasion of the premises of the National Assembly by security operatives.

World Media How the Mendocino Complex fire became the largest in California history
Author: 0 How the Mendocino Complex fire became the largest in California history

Cal Fire officials said water-dropping aircraft made some progress against one of the fires in the complex over the weekend, while the other has grown substantially, spreading into the Mendocino National Forest. The Pentagon announced on Monday it would send 200 soldiers to help firefighters to fight the fires, many of which reached federal lands. It was also noticeably the only monster fire on Cal Fire's Top 20 list to occur in December.

World Media Saudi Arabia orders all of its foreign university students to leave Canada
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia orders all of its foreign university students to leave Canada

Responding to the Saudi move to freeze trade and expel the Canadian ambassador , Ottawa said, "Canada will always stand up for human rights in Canada and around the world, and women's rights are human rights". "When it comes to the broader relationship with Saudi Arabia, our diplomats have asked procedural questions today and we're waiting for answers on how Saudi Arabia intends to go forward with the relationship", she said in Vancouver.

World Media European companies 'protected' from U.S. sanctions following Iran nuclear row
Author: 0 European companies 'protected' from U.S. sanctions following Iran nuclear row

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the new U.S. sanctions on Iran were "the most biting sanctions ever imposed". "I feel like my life is being destroyed". European allies said they "deeply regret" the United States action. But his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani dismissed the idea of talks while crippling sanctions were in force.

World Media USA police find 11 'starving' children at compound
Author: 0 USA police find 11 'starving' children at compound

The women are reportedly believed to be the children's mothers. While Hogrefe said in a news release that the Federal Bureau of Investigation "didn't feel there was enough probable cause" to enter the property, the sheriff said "that all changed" for him when a Clayton County Police Detective relayed a distress message believed to have come from within the compound.

World Media At Least 70 Shot, 11 Dead in Violent Chicago Weekend
Author: 0 At Least 70 Shot, 11 Dead in Violent Chicago Weekend

Four more people were shot in a separate shooting at a block party in the same neighborhood of Lawndale just a few hours earlier, the Sun-Times reported . The demonstration's organizers timed the protest to coincide with rush-hour traffic along the busy thoroughfare on the city's lakefront and then marched to Wrigley Field, where the Chicago Cubs were hosting the San Diego Padres.

World Media Thousands of homes destroyed in Indonesia quake
Author: 0 Thousands of homes destroyed in Indonesia quake

The death toll is expected to rise. A magnitude-6.9 natural disaster was so strong it flattened more than 13,000 houses and prompted an exodus of tourists rattled by the second powerful quake in a week. Travellers at the global airports in Lombok and Bali were thrown into panic and there was minor damage to the buildings but operations were not disrupted, officials said.

World Media Video shows deadly explosion on highway in Bologna, Italy
Author: 0 Video shows deadly explosion on highway in Bologna, Italy

The explosion also engulfed a nearby Peugeot auto dealership and other shops, The Local reported . In a tweet, Bologna Airport said it wasn't affected by the explosion. Aerial photos showed a gaping hole in the highway next to the tanker. According to the MailOnline , officers have said the blast could be felt in the busy terminal and was caused by an accident on the nearby motorway.

World Media Hector Enters Central Pacific as Category 4 Hurricane
Author: 0 Hector Enters Central Pacific as Category 4 Hurricane

Farther out to sea, a strengthening Hurricane Hector headed for the central Pacific as a Category 4 storm, with winds of 140 miles per hour (220 kph), the Center Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu reported. The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said Hurricane Hector is recording sustained winds of 140mph, which are capable of causing devastating damage to populated areas.

World Media Girl, 4, dead after being thrown into Florida river
Author: 0 Girl, 4, dead after being thrown into Florida river

Tampa police say Denson drove Je'Hyrah Daniels in a stolen vehicle Thursday to the Hillsborough River, waded in with the girl, tossed her into the water, and walked away. The report says someone accused Benson of being overwhelmed by the challenges of raising the child as a single mother and would pay little attention to Je'Hyrah, allowing her to wander off without supervision.

World Media Why this weekend's Trump Tower tweet matters
Author: 0 Why this weekend's Trump Tower tweet matters

But the President, who has insisted there was no collusion, tweeted last night: "Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower". outlets, including the Washington Post , CNN and AP, reported that Trump was anxious his son could be in legal trouble over the meeting. Trump's tweet reveals that he lied a year ago when he personally dictated a statement, released by his son, Donald Trump Jr., which claimed the ...

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