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  Watergate's John Dean Says McGahn Was Smart To Cooperate With Mueller   Sat, 18 Aug 2018 23:51:53 -0400

Watergate's John Dean Says McGahn Was Smart To Cooperate With MuellerNixon administration attorney John Dean told Slate on Saturday that White



  Pompeo says 'time for peace' as Afghanistan announces ceasefire with Taliban   Sun, 19 Aug 2018 15:46:06 -0400

Pompeo says 'time for peace' as Afghanistan announces ceasefire with TalibanThe United States is ready to support and facilitate direct peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday, welcoming a Muslim Eid holiday ceasefire announced by President Ashraf Ghani. "The United States welcomes the announcement by the Afghan government of a ceasefire conditioned on Taliban participation," Pompeo said in a statement.



  Yahoo News explains: What's the other cause impacting global warming?   Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:13:13 -0400

Yahoo News explains: What's the other cause impacting global warming?The authors of the study predict a 58 percent chance that the next few years will be “anomalously warm,” with a 69 percent chance that earth’s oceans will be too. The study found that that warming trend is not just the result of a steady increase in human-made climate change driven by emissions of greenhouse gases. The study used data from 10 climate-change models and found that natural variabilities were the cause of a global warming “hiatus” in the early 2000s.



  How Kofi Annan Once Reacted To Being Mistaken For Morgan Freeman   Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:01:47 -0400

How Kofi Annan Once Reacted To Being Mistaken For Morgan FreemanWith the passing of former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan,



  Wildfire moves closer to Glacier National Park's scenic road   Sun, 19 Aug 2018 21:38:00 -0400

Wildfire moves closer to Glacier National Park's scenic roadMISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A wildfire in Montana's Glacier National Park is forcing more evacuations and has burned within a half-mile of the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road.



  Kansas Postal Worker Finds Giant Boa Constrictor Wrapped Around Mailbox   Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:06:34 -0400

Kansas Postal Worker Finds Giant Boa Constrictor Wrapped Around MailboxNo letters for these folks today!



  Pope condemns 'atrocities' of US clerical child abuse   Mon, 20 Aug 2018 07:54:31 -0400

Pope condemns 'atrocities' of US clerical child abusePope Francis condemned Monday the "atrocities" revealed by a far-reaching US report into clerical child sex abuse in the state of Pennsylvania issued last week. "In recent days, a report was made public which detailed the experiences of at least a thousand survivors... the abuse of power and of conscience at the hands of priests," the pope said in a letter made public by the Vatican. A devastating US grand jury report published last week decried a systematic cover-up by the Catholic Church.



  Turkey detains two men over shooting at U.S. embassy in Ankara   Mon, 20 Aug 2018 12:46:15 -0400

Turkey detains two men over shooting at U.S. embassy in AnkaraNobody was hurt in the attack, which President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman condemned as an attempt "to create chaos". The Turkish Foreign Ministry said it had increased security for the embassy and other U.S. missions and employees in Turkey. The assailants fired six bullets at an embassy security gate from a passing white vehicle around 0530 a.m. local time (0230 GMT), three bullets hitting an iron door and a window, the Ankara governor's office said.



  South Koreans Head North for a Brief Reunion With Their Loved Ones   Sun, 19 Aug 2018 21:25:31 -0400

South Koreans Head North for a Brief Reunion With Their Loved OnesMost of those taking part are elderly people who are eager to see their loved ones once more before they die



  Twitter Pummels Rudy Giuliani After He Declares 'Truth Isn't Truth'   Sun, 19 Aug 2018 21:34:53 -0400

Twitter Pummels Rudy Giuliani After He Declares 'Truth Isn't Truth'Rudy Giuliani's stunning declaration on NBC Sunday that "truth isn't truth" as



  New earthquake on Indonesian island Lombok triggers landslides   Sun, 19 Aug 2018 11:13:55 -0400

New earthquake on Indonesian island Lombok triggers landslidesA strong earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok Sunday, triggering landslides, damaging buildings and sending people fleeing just two weeks after a tremor killed more than 480 people there. The 6.3-magnitude quake, centred in East Lombok, struck at a relatively shallow depth of seven kilometres (four miles) and was felt across the island, officials said. It was the third major quake in less than a month to rock the island, after deadly tremors on July 29 and August 5 and numerous aftershocks. "The earthquake caused people to panic and flee their houses," national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told Metro TV. "There have been no reports of death or (serious) damage but people are traumatised." At least one person suffered minor injuries while two more fainted from shock, he added. Deadly earthquake strikes Indonesia's Lombok, in pictures Landslides were reported in a national park on Mount Rinjani where hundreds of hikers had been briefly trapped after the quake in late July. The park has been closed since then. Local disaster mitigation agency spokesman Agung Pramuja said several houses and other structures in the district of Sembalun, on the slopes of Mount Rinjani, collapsed on Sunday after being damaged by the previous two quakes. The structures included checkpoints once used by trekkers climbing the mountain, Pramuja said, adding that the exact number of damaged buildings was still being checked. Residents said the latest earthquake was felt strongly in East Lombok. "I was driving to deliver aid to evacuees when suddenly the electricity pole was swaying. I realised it was an earthquake. "People started to scream and cry. They all ran to the street," East Lombok resident Agus Salim told AFP. The tremor was also felt in the island's capital Mataram and on the neighbouring resort island of Bali.



  Lockheed Martin's #WorldPhotoDay Tweet Backfires   Sat, 18 Aug 2018 22:22:57 -0400

Lockheed Martin's #WorldPhotoDay Tweet BackfiresLockheed Martin wanted to turn World Photo Day into a publicity stunt, but



  Customers Rally After Yelp Reviewer Calls Cafe's Gay Pride Flag 'Disgusting'   Mon, 20 Aug 2018 05:52:57 -0400

Customers Rally After Yelp Reviewer Calls Cafe's Gay Pride Flag 'Disgusting'An anti-gay review on Yelp that called a restaurant in Dorchester,



  Right-wing, left-wing protesters face off in Seattle   Sat, 18 Aug 2018 22:49:33 -0400

Right-wing, left-wing protesters face off in SeattleSEATTLE (AP) — Right-wing demonstrators gathered Saturday in Seattle for a "Liberty or Death" rally that drew counter-protesters from the left while dozens of police kept the two sides separated.



  Search on for suspects in deadly Nashville shootings   Mon, 20 Aug 2018 06:59:18 -0400

Search on for suspects in deadly Nashville shootingsPolice are warning residents not to go outside alone after a string of deadly shootings in the city. ABC News' Kendis Gibson reports.



  Saudi Arabia prepares for the annual Muslim hajj pilgrimage   Sun, 19 Aug 2018 05:55:41 -0400

Saudi Arabia prepares for the annual Muslim hajj pilgrimageMECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia is preparing to host the annual hajj pilgrimage beginning Sunday, as over 2 million Muslim faithful are ready to take part in the ultraconservative kingdom.



  ICE Says Man Detained While Driving Pregnant Wife to Hospital is Wanted for Murder in Mexico   Sun, 19 Aug 2018 08:53:35 -0400

ICE Says Man Detained While Driving Pregnant Wife to Hospital is Wanted for Murder in MexicoJoel Arrona-Lara was arrested for being undocumented while en route to his wife's c-section.



  Beautiful shots of diver swimming near sunken ships emerge   Sun, 19 Aug 2018 11:29:04 -0400

Beautiful shots of diver swimming near sunken ships emergeA series of beautiful shots of divers swimming near sunken ships have emerged. Alex Voyer, 39, was sailing around the Caribbean on a 60-foot boat when he stopped for a dive. The images show  amazing shipwrecks as free divers explore the seabed. Alex, a photographer and free diver, said: “With my girlfriend, Marianne Aventurier, we are sailing all summer around the Caribbean to learn more about sailing.” (Caters News)



  Israel closes people crossing with Gaza after border violence   Sun, 19 Aug 2018 06:09:23 -0400

Israel closes people crossing with Gaza after border violenceIsrael closed Sunday its only crossing for people with the Gaza Strip except for humanitarian cases after weekend border clashes, the latest tightening of its blockade on the Palestinian enclave despite truce efforts. The move could prevent Gazans from travelling via the crossing for this week's Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, which runs from Monday night until Thursday night, but Israeli officials did not say how long the closure would last. The Palestinian Authority civilian affairs office in the Gaza Strip also confirmed the closure except for medical cases and Palestinians seeking to cross back into the enclave.



  Powerful magnitude 8.2 earthquakes strikes near Fiji, no tsunami triggered   Sat, 18 Aug 2018 21:24:08 -0400

Powerful magnitude 8.2 earthquakes strikes near Fiji, no tsunami triggeredA powerful 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck the Pacific Ocean near the islands of Fiji and Tonga on Sunday local time.



  Former Intel Officials Defend John Brennan In Wake Of Revoked Security Clearance   Sun, 19 Aug 2018 12:00:01 -0400

Former Intel Officials Defend John Brennan In Wake Of Revoked Security ClearanceSeveral former intelligence officials have come to the defense of former CIA



  Ariana Grande Brought To Tears While Discussing Anxiety, Manchester Bombing   Sun, 19 Aug 2018 18:36:46 -0400

Ariana Grande Brought To Tears While Discussing Anxiety, Manchester BombingAriana Grande broke down in tears Friday during a radio interview that touched



  Netanyahu and Bolton discussions focus on Iran nuclear program   Sun, 19 Aug 2018 15:04:47 -0400

Netanyahu and Bolton discussions focus on Iran nuclear programWhite House national security adviser John Bolton arrived in Israel on Sunday on the first leg of an overseas trip, and met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with Iran the focus of talks. Bolton is one of the U.S. administration's leading hawks in dealing with Iran's nuclear program. "We've got great challenges for Israel, for the United States, for the whole world - the Iran nuclear weapons program and ballistic missile programs are right at the top of the list," Bolton said.



  Optimism over easing of US-China trade dispute infects markets   Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:50:55 -0400

Optimism over easing of US-China trade dispute infects marketsOptimism over signs that China and the United States will start working to resolve their trade dispute helped stock markets across the world move higher on Monday. "Equity markets are buoyant ahead of the US-China trade talks which commence on Wednesday," said market analyst David Madden at CMC Markets UK. The talks slated for Wednesday and Thursday are the first since the US and China began slapping tariffs on tens of billions of dollars worth of goods, and according to the Wall Street Journal they are aimed at easing the dispute so US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping can hold a summit in November.



  Father, son drive through flames to escape forest fire   Sun, 19 Aug 2018 04:55:57 -0400

Father, son drive through flames to escape forest fireJustin Bilton and his 70-year-old father barely escaped as the Howe Ridge Fire closed in on them in West Glacier, Montana.



  Suspect in UK Parliament crash charged with attempted murder   Sat, 18 Aug 2018 17:09:43 -0400

Suspect in UK Parliament crash charged with attempted murderLONDON (AP) — A driver whose car collided with several people before crashing outside Britain's Parliament has been charged with attempted murder, police in London said Saturday



  New panda mom doesn't know she has twins thanks to these sneaky zookeepers   Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:16:23 -0400

New panda mom doesn't know she has twins thanks to these sneaky zookeepersCrafty zookeepers are keeping a set of newborn panda twins alive by switching them out every day.  Although twins aren't uncommon, when pandas have multiple babies they tend to devote all of their attention to only one of their cubs, leaving the other to starve.  SEE ALSO: Someone tried to smuggle a snake onto a plane by hiding it in a hard drive But these zookeepers have managed to get new panda moms to care for both babies by rotating them out, tricking the pandas into believing they only have one cub to care for. A BBC Earth video — narrated by the one and only David Attenborough — shows the keepers' technique.  New mother Lee Lee hasn't realized that she had twins because her keepers have been switching her 18-day-old cubs out, so she only has one at a time.  When they need to change out the cubs, they distract Lee Lee with a bowl of honey water and worm the young cub from her paws. Then, they put that cub in an incubator and bring the other cub to Lee Lee, ensuring that both get the maternal care they need.  Keepers swap the cubs out at least 10 times a day, keeping a meticulous record of the babies' time with their mom.  The technique has an almost 100 percent survival rate. Although pandas are no longer endangered, they are still vulnerable, so finding new ways to help the species along, even in captivity, is important. Plus, it's freaking adorable. WATCH: This design studio is growing gourds inside 3D printed molds to create organic, biodegradable cups



  Brazil sends troops to Venezuela border after residents drive out migrants from improvised camps   Sun, 19 Aug 2018 08:12:19 -0400

Brazil sends troops to Venezuela border after residents drive out migrants from improvised campsBrazil will send troops to its border with Venezuela on Monday after residents of the Brazilian border town of Pacaraima drove out Venezuelan immigrants from their improvised camps, amid growing regional tensions. Tens of thousands of Venezuelans have crossed the border into Brazil over the past three years as they seek to escape the economic, political and social crisis gripping their country. The latest show of tensions began early Saturday, hours after a local merchant was robbed and severely beaten in an incident blamed on Venezuelan suspects, in Pacaraima, where an estimated 1,000 immigrants are living on the streets. Dozens of locals then attacked the two main immigrant makeshift camps and burned their belongings, leading Venezuelans to cross the border back into their home country. Shots were fired, stores were shuttered and debris littered the streets. As the Venezuelan refugee crisis spirals out of control, neighbors are abruptly closing their doors. Ecuador and Peru are tightening entry requirements. And in Brazil yesterday, a mob chased Venezuelan refugees back across the border and then destroyed their camp. pic.twitter.com/dtr9MiDrLt— Hannah Dreier (@hannahdreier) August 19, 2018 "It was terrible, they burned the tents and everything that was inside," said Carol Marcano, a Venezuelan who works in Boa Vista and was on the border returning from Venezuela. "There were shots, they burned rubber tires." Marcano said that some Venezuelans reacted to the attack by destroying a car with Brazilian license plates. She and her companions were among many who took refuge at checkpoints on the Venezuelan side of the border. Three Brazilians were hurt in the clashes, a spokesman for military police said. No information was immediately available on the state of the Venezuelans involved. A Venezuelan man, whose eye is infected with conjunctivitis, holds his son at the Pacaraima border control Credit: REUTERS/Nacho Doce The merchant who was attacked "is known, he is a neighbor, and there was indignation when it was learned that he had been robbed," a local told AFP on condition of anonymity. "People began to expel Venezuelans who were in the center of the city, forcing them to return to their country." Roraima state Governor Suely Campos made a plea to temporarily close the border and asked Brazilia to send security reinforcements to "face the increase in crime" she links to Venezuelans in the region. In turn, the public security ministry vowed to send a contingent of 60 troops due to arrive Monday to join teams in the area.



  Man killed on Long Island is New York's first lightning death since 2016   Sun, 19 Aug 2018 08:23:43 -0400

Man killed on Long Island is New York's first lightning death since 2016A man was struck and killed by lightning in Kings Park on Long Island, New York, on Saturday evening.



  Mick Mulvaney Suggests Military Parade Canceled For Reasons Besides Money   Sun, 19 Aug 2018 12:26:48 -0400

Mick Mulvaney Suggests Military Parade Canceled For Reasons Besides MoneyWhite House budget director Mick Mulvaney said Sunday that cost wasn't the



  15 of the Coolest Obscure Cars You Can Buy   Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:00:00 -0400

15 of the Coolest Obscure Cars You Can Buy



  Tough talks, no agreements at Merkel, Putin meeting near Berlin   Sat, 18 Aug 2018 19:40:02 -0400

Tough talks, no agreements at Merkel, Putin meeting near BerlinKremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters no agreements were reached, but the meeting had simply been intended to "check the watches" after Merkel's meeting with Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi in May. Ties between the two countries have been strained since Russia's annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine in 2014. "That’s why it is necessary to take measures against possible non-competitive and illegal attacks from the third countries in order to complete this project eventually," he told reporters shortly before Putin flew back to Russia. At the start of the talks, Merkel underscored her expectation that Ukraine should continue to have a role in gas transit to Europe, and welcomed the start of discussions among the European Union, Ukraine and Russia on that issue.



  Ebola deaths in DR Congo rises to 49 with 2,000 feared 'contacts'   Sun, 19 Aug 2018 10:35:29 -0400

Ebola deaths in DR Congo rises to 49 with 2,000 feared 'contacts'The deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo has now claimed 49 lives since the start of the month, the government has said, and the World Health Organization expects more cases. Confirmed cases are verified through laboratory tests on samples taken from patients. The cases treated as "probable" often concern sick people with a close epidemiological link to confirmed cases, but who have not been tested.



  Turkey lifts travel ban on German journalist   Mon, 20 Aug 2018 02:55:18 -0400

Turkey lifts travel ban on German journalistTurkey has reversed its decision to ban a German journalist from leaving the country while she awaits trial on charges of being a member of a terrorist organization, the journalist said on her Twitter account on Monday. Mesale Tolu confirmed on her Twitter account German media reports that the travel ban Turkish authorities imposed since she was released from prison in December after eight months in detention had been suspended. "As a result of my lawyer's application, my ban on traveling abroad has been lifted," Tolu wrote on her Twitter account in Turkish.



  Chinese police nab suspects after $87 mn cryptocurrency theft   Sun, 19 Aug 2018 21:00:25 -0400

Chinese police nab suspects after $87 mn cryptocurrency theftChinese police have arrested three suspects alleged to have stolen assets worth 600 million yuan ($87 million) through hacking, state media reported Sunday, as cyber criminals target holders of bitcoin and other virtual currencies. Police in the northern city of Xian began investigating in March when a victim surnamed Zhang complained that hackers had taken control of his computer to steal 100 million yuan ($15 million) worth of cryptocurrency, the Shaanxi Daily reported. The 100 million yuan haul was made up of the popular bitcoin and ether currencies, state news agency Xinhua reported.



  Tourists go off beaten path on North Korea's sacred volcano   Mon, 20 Aug 2018 06:34:43 -0400

Tourists go off beaten path on North Korea's sacred volcanoMOUNT PAEKTU, North Korea (AP) — Foreign tourists looking to go off the beaten path in North Korea can now camp out on the country's biggest volcano.



  The 160 Most Delish Low-Carb Dishes   Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:16:00 -0400

The 160 Most Delish Low-Carb Dishes



  It’s time to end America’s war in Afghanistan   Sun, 19 Aug 2018 09:57:11 -0400

It’s time to end America’s war in AfghanistanA child born on this date in 2001 – just before the terrorist attacks of 9/11 – is old enough to be fighting today in the war in Afghanistan. This week – almost 17 years after the war began – the Taliban attacked Ghazni, killing more than 100 Afghan army soldiers. The Taliban also overran a base, where they killed another 17 soldiers.



  John Oliver Reassures Trump After Giuliani Flub: 'Don't Worry, Donald, Prison Isn't Prison'   Mon, 20 Aug 2018 05:03:56 -0400

John Oliver Reassures Trump After Giuliani Flub: 'Don't Worry, Donald, Prison Isn't Prison'John Oliver had some mocking reassurance for President Donald Trump after Rudy



  America's Waterways Have a Huge Problem With Contact Lenses   Sun, 19 Aug 2018 05:00:00 -0400

America's Waterways Have a Huge Problem With Contact LensesAll those tiny discs add up.



  Venezuela lops five zeros off its currency in bid to tackle hyperinflation   Mon, 20 Aug 2018 08:42:00 -0400

Venezuela lops five zeros off its currency in bid to tackle hyperinflationVenezuela is launching a new currency that slashes five zeros off the country’s fast-depreciating bills, in a bid to tackle the country’s accelerating hyperinflation. President Nicolas Maduro has also announced a 3,000 per cent hike in the minimum wage and a rise in the price of fuel to international levels, in changes that will be implemented from Monday.



  Angel mom slams media coverage of illegal immigrants   Mon, 20 Aug 2018 07:51:22 -0400

Angel mom slams media coverage of illegal immigrantsMary Ann Mendoza, whose son was murdered by an illegal immigrant, says victims' stories are being silenced by the press to support their anti-ICE agenda.



  Focus shifts to rescues as rain abates in India's flood-hit Kerala   Sun, 19 Aug 2018 10:02:39 -0400

Focus shifts to rescues as rain abates in India's flood-hit KeralaIncessant downpours since Aug. 8 have caused the worst floods in a century in the southwestern state, and close to 200 people have perished in the rising waters and landslides. The India Meteorological Department forecast heavy rainfall in only one or two parts of Kerala on Sunday and withdrew a red alert in several districts. A Reuters photographer on a naval helicopter said water levels had receded in villages around the city of Kochi.



  Forty years ago: three popes in three months   Sun, 19 Aug 2018 00:39:35 -0400

Forty years ago: three popes in three monthsThe death 40 years ago of Pope John Paul I, who reigned for just 33 days in 1978, paved the way for the Roman Catholic Church to have three pontiffs in three months. On August 6, 1978, Pope Paul VI dies aged 80 of a heart attack after 15 years at the Vatican. On August 26, Cardinal Albino Luciani -- the patriarch of Venice -- is elected pope under the name John Paul I.



  German prosecutors probe Yazidi woman's claim about IS man   Sat, 18 Aug 2018 19:04:07 -0400

German prosecutors probe Yazidi woman's claim about IS manBERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Saturday they are taking seriously a Yazidi refugee's claim that she ran into her former Islamic State captor twice in Germany, but say they need more information to identify him.



  Meghan Markle's Dad Slams The Royal Family As 'Cult-Like' In New Interview   Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:50:32 -0400

Meghan Markle's Dad Slams The Royal Family As 'Cult-Like' In New InterviewThomas Markle is up to the same old interview tactics.



  German finance minister Olaf Scholz warns of 'German Trump' if pensions reforms not backed by Merkel   Sun, 19 Aug 2018 09:57:15 -0400

German finance minister Olaf Scholz warns of 'German Trump' if pensions reforms not backed by MerkelGermany's finance minister warned that a "German Trump" may seize power as he claimed pension reform is the key to preventing the rise of populism in Europe. “Stable pensions prevent a German Trump. That's why politicians should not shirk this topic,” Olaf Scholz, who is also vice-chancellor, said yesterday. Mr Scholz has been pushing for government reforms similar to the UK’s triple lock to ensure pension levels remain stable despite inflation. The vice-chancellor has something of a reputation for dullness in Germany, but he insisted the issue has implications that go far beyond his brief as finance minister. “The way I see it is this: globalisation and digitalisation create wealth, but they are also changing our world at a fast pace,” Mr Scholz told Bild am Sonntag newspaper in an interview.  “Citizens rightly expect us to do everything we can to make sure they live securely. If we do not do that, then the hour of nationalist populism will have struck.” Profile | Angela Merkel Mr Scholz has brought pensions centre stage in his quest to carve out new territory for his centre-Left Social Democrat party (SPD), which is junior partner in Angela Merkel’s coalition government. Mrs Merkel has agreed to secure pension levels until 2025, but Mr Scholz wants them guaranteed until 2040 and has threatened to make them a major issue in 2021’s election. After recording its worst ever results in last year’s election, the SPD leadership is desperate for an issue that will allow the party to differentiate itself from Mrs Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU). The SPD has continued to sink lower in the opinion polls, and at times has slipped behind the nationalist Alternative for Germany party (AfD).  A new poll showed that the conservatives had lost one percentage point to poll at 30 percent, while the SPD was steady at 17 percent. That means that if Germany voted again tomorrow, the grand coalition would not have enough support to govern. The poll, conducted by the Emnid institute, showed the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party gaining one point to 15 percent, and the pro-business Free Democrats adding one point to poll at 9 percent. But Mr Scholz insisted the SPD leadership was not panicking. “We are in this for the long haul and have to keep cool,” he said. “If we show a clear attitude and do the right thing over the long term, the people will feel comfortable with the idea of an SPD chancellor in 2021.” The finance minister has also pledged to push for EU reforms to reduce the amount of child benefits Germany has to pay to children living in other member states. Under EU current rules member states have to pay child benefits to anyone who is legally resident, even if their children live in another country. Germany currently pays benefits for more than 260,000 children in other EU countries. Mr Scholz  wants the rules changed so the level of benefits is linked to the cost of living where the children are resident.



  Trump's 'good person' defence could affect jurors in Manafort trial   Sat, 18 Aug 2018 21:09:30 -0400

Trump's 'good person' defence could affect jurors in Manafort trialDonald Trump’s outbursts against the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the US election have become a near-daily occurrence. Addressing reporters on the south lawn at the White House, Trump said his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was “a very good person”. At the same time, 23 miles away in Alexandria, Virginia, a jury was deliberating Manafort’s fate.



  Eight years late, Palestinian mail arrives in West Bank   Sun, 19 Aug 2018 09:48:00 -0400

Eight years late, Palestinian mail arrives in West BankPalestinians in the occupied West Bank are about to receive a special delivery of more than 10 tons of mail that has been delayed by Israel for the past eight years. Postal workers have been sorting through thousands of mail sacks in the West Bank city of Jericho for the past several days after Israeli authorities allowed the entry of the letters and packages from neighboring Jordan. The 10.5 tons of mail had been held in Jordan since 2010 because Israel would not permit direct transfer to the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, Palestinian officials said.



  Malaysia PM calls for China's help with fiscal problems   Mon, 20 Aug 2018 02:02:12 -0400

Malaysia PM calls for China's help with fiscal problemsMalaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad called on China's top leadership to help with his country's fiscal problems Monday, as he seeks to revise major Beijing-backed projects signed under his country's scandal-plagued former regime. The 93-year-old leader, who returned for a second stint as premier following a shock election win in May, has railed against a series of deals struck with Chinese state-owned companies by the administration of toppled leader Najib Razak. During a press conference with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at Beijing's Great Hall of the People, Mahathir thanked China for agreeing to increase imports of specialty agricultural products, such as durian fruit.