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U.S. charges 29-year-old Russian woman with acting as Kremlin agent

U.S. charges 29-year-old Russian woman with acting as Kremlin agent Driscoll denied that Butina was "an agent of the Russian Federation", calling her instead a recent graduate of American University in Washington "with a Masters Degree in International Relations and a 4.0 grade point average". "U.S. Person 1 worked with BUTINA to jointly arrange introductions to U.S. persons having influence in American politics, including an organization promoting gun rights (h... [Full Article...]

Trump Promises 'Big' Trade Deal Despite May's Brexit Betrayal

Trump Promises 'Big' Trade Deal Despite May's Brexit Betrayal Don't walk away from the negotiations. Sterling has struggled to capitalise in recent weeks on signs that the economy is improving because of mounting uncertainty over whether Britain can secure a trade deal with the European Union before it leaves the bloc next March. [Full Article...]

May bows to pressure from Tory Brexiteers over customs plan

May bows to pressure from Tory Brexiteers over customs plan But the early break is likely to spark widespread criticism given that the recess is already scheduled to last for six weeks. MPs voted by 305 to 302 to support an amendment to the Trade Bill that seeks to unpick a key plank of the Prime Minister's plans for a "soft" exit from the EU. [Full Article...]

China fires back at US tariffs with WTO complaint

China fires back at US tariffs with WTO complaint The list released last week by the White House includes raw materials and finished goods including tobacco, pet food, seafood and plywood. Last week, the ministry said it would immediately file a complaint to the WTO against what it called U.S. [Full Article...]

Intel official: Cyber threat warnings 'blinking red'

Intel official: Cyber threat warnings 'blinking red' Some of their targets include the federal government, the USA military, state and local governments, and U.S. businesses, he said. Coats spoke at Hudson Institute , a Washington think tank, shortly after the Justice Department indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers accused of hacking into Democratic email accounts during the 2016 USA presidential election and releasing stolen information in ... [Full Article...]

Shock as Trump backs Putin on election meddling at summit

Trump also said the leaders would discuss reducing their nuclear arsenals, telling reporters: 'We are the two great nuclear powers. Trump's warm words for Russian Federation were a marked contrast from the past week when he repeatedly rebuked traditional US allies at a summit of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and during a visit to Britain. [Full Article...]

Russian woman charged with spying in the US

Maria Butina was charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian federation within the U.S. without prior notification to the attorney general. Prosecutors said the Russian official since has been sanctioned by the U.S. The affidavit also stated she started reaching out to NRA members and other American gun enthusiasts in 2013, on several occasions hosting NRA executives and gun activi... [Full Article...]

North Korea says it will grant large-scale prisoner amnesty next month

North Korea says it will grant large-scale prisoner amnesty next month North Korea plans to implement a general amnesty next month before celebrating its 70th founding anniversary on September 9, Pyongyang's media said Monday. "I firmly believe that the strong will, honest efforts and unique approach of myself and Your Excellency Mr. President aimed at opening up a new future between the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea - the country's official name) and ... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump’s advice to Theresa May on Brexit: sue the European Union

Donald Trump’s advice to Theresa May on Brexit: sue the European Union Asked in a BBC interview Sunday what that was, May responded with an amused expression: " He told me I should sue the EU . But we are also here to protest what Trump stands for, the racism, the intolerance, the rhetoric, the cruelty, discrimination and the arrogance of the USA government that he embodies in the worst way", she said . [Full Article...]

Theresa May Rejects Idea of Second Brexit Referendum

On Monday, the other wing of May's Conservative Party - those MPs who want to keep the closest possible ties with the European Union after Brexit - spoke up in the voice of former education minister Justine Greening who called for a second referendum. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump denies collusion, says Russian Federation probe 'a disaster' for US

The White House schedule showed it was a planned 90 minute meeting. Jon Huntsman, the USA ambassador to Russian Federation, said the Trump-Putin event was a meeting, not a summit, and National Security Adviser John Bolton said the US expects no "concrete deliverables" to result. [Full Article...]

Germany says it can 'no longer completely rely on the White House'

In talking of America's foes, Trump said the European Union is a foe, and Russian Federation "is a foe in certain respect", while China is "a foe economically". The US has imposed tariffs on steel and aluminium against the European Union and other allies, sparking retaliation. "I think it's ridiculous". "You're supposed to be fighting for someone and then that someone gives billions of dollars to ... [Full Article...]

DNA evidence credited for arrest in 30-year-old cold case

DNA evidence credited for arrest in 30-year-old cold case The DNA matched that found on April's body, and police say testing of evidence samples led them to Miller, who was placed under surveillance earlier this month. April's father still is struggling with whether police really have the right man this time because there have been other suspects over the years that didn't turn out to be valid, she said. [Full Article...]

Suspect in shooting of 3 KC cops dies in standoff

Suspect in shooting of 3 KC cops dies in standoff The police are still working to make sure that the house the suspect exited is unoccupied, but they are not searching for another suspect at this time. The suspect was under surveillance as a person of interest in the shooting death of a UMKC student . The man shot the two undercover officers with a rifle and escaped along with a second person in a vehicle, according to police. [Full Article...]

Paris police arrest 102 fans after World Cup celebrations turn violent

Paris police arrest 102 fans after World Cup celebrations turn violent In the south-eastern city of Annecy a 50-year-old man died after breaking his neck when he jumped into a shallow canal as the final whistle blew. A Paris police source said: 'Rioting broke out soon after midnight as large crowds refused to disperse. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin open historic summit, predict 'extraordinary relationship'

Trump and his aides have repeatedly tried to lower expectations about what the summit will achieve. Trump's European trip has, by many accounts, been a complete disaster. Huntsman on Sunday said that it was "highly unlikely" the United States would recognize Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea, but would not rule it out. [Full Article...]

Roger Stone says he's the 'US person' mentioned in Mueller indictment

Roger Stone says he's the 'US person' mentioned in Mueller indictment Stone , a campaign adviser through 2015, colluded with Russian Federation during the race, ABC reported . Among the revelations in special counsel Robert Mueller's indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers on Friday involved in hacking the Democratic National Committee was that the hackers communicated with individuals in the United States - including "a person who was in regular conta... [Full Article...]

Defying Convention, President Trump Reveals Details of Private Conversation With Queen

Piers even ventured to ask which way the Queen leans when it comes to Brexit , but the President said he decided not to ask about her personal viewpoint. "She said it's a very - and she's right - it's a very complex problem, I think nobody had any idea how complex that was going to be", he said. "That is a lovely woman", Trump told Piers Morgan in an interview with the Daily Mail . [Full Article...]

Trump's Supreme Court nominee donated money to Ohio Democrat

Trump's Supreme Court nominee donated money to Ohio Democrat Wade could be overturned with the right justices. In contrast, 13 percent of Democrats and 51 percent of Republicans said the ruling should be reversed. President's Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court once donated money to the Ohio Democrat who is now running for governor. A speech Kavanaugh gave last September is receiving extra scrutiny due to its focus on abortion, which is ce... [Full Article...]

Justine Greening shows support for second Brexit referendum

While May is not expected to be defeated on the amendments, a high number of votes in favor of altering the customs bill by members of her party would further undermine her negotiating strategy, agreed at a cabinet meeting at her Chequers country residence this month. [Full Article...]


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