New Australian PM knows NZ political psyche

Bishop confirmed Sunday that she was resigning as Foreign Minister and would not serve in Scott Morrison's Cabinet. "Despite our hearts tugging us to Julie we need to vote with our heads for Scott [Morrison] in round one", one senior MP... More..

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Winds Die Down But Rain is Still a Threat to Hawaii
by | Monday, August 27, 2018

Winds Die Down But Rain is Still a Threat to Hawaii

In Maui , a fast-growing wildfire forced the evacuation of homes and an emergency shelter set up for the storm in Lahaina, where no rain was yet falling, officials said. Forecasters believe the storm will ...More..

Trump Asks Pompeo to Cancel North Korea Travel Plans
by | Monday, August 27, 2018

Trump Asks Pompeo to Cancel North Korea Travel Plans

Pompeo announced the trip in a carefully orchestrated appearance on Thursday with Stephen Biegun, who was just named as the Trump administration's special representative for North Korea. The president left ...More..

Red Flag and Air Quality advisories issued in eastern Idaho
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

Red Flag and Air Quality advisories issued in eastern Idaho

Currently, air quality in both Seattle and Portland is just as poor as it is in Medford-reading at " Unhealthy " levels. Air quality in Portland ranked as the second-worst among major cities worldwide on Th...More..

Thousands greet Pope Francis on arrival in Irish village of Knock
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

Thousands greet Pope Francis on arrival in Irish village of Knock

Colm O'Gorman of Amnesty International Ireland , who was abused by a priest for more than two years as a teenager, said the Pope's comments did not go far enough. The investigation, one of the broadest inqui...More..

Giuliani to WashPost: Trump Asked About Pardoning Manafort, Decided to Hold Off
by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

Giuliani to WashPost: Trump Asked About Pardoning Manafort, Decided to Hold Off

Manafort got caught breaking the law, but he wouldn't have gotten caught if they weren't after President Trump ", Duncan said of the special counsel's case, which she described as a "witch hunt to try to find ...More..

Scott Morrison sworn in as Australia's 30th prime minister
by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

Scott Morrison sworn in as Australia's 30th prime minister

Mr Dutton's supporters had forced incumbent prime minister Malcolm Turnbull to hold the leadership ballot. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told reporters: "I'll be leaving the Parliament. Defence Industr...More..

Facebook takes down 652 accounts linked to Russia, Iran
by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

Facebook takes down 652 accounts linked to Russia, Iran

The Iranian Facebook campaigns included anti-Saudi and anti-Israel content and were aimed at users in the U.S., UK, Latin America , and the Middle East , according to Fireye, a cybersecurity firm that w...More..

Donald Trump says knew ‘later on’ about hush-money payments
by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

Donald Trump says knew ‘later on’ about hush-money payments

Trump said it might be better if "flipping" - cooperating with prosecutors in exchange for more favorable treatment- were illegal because people cooperating with the government "just make up lies". Cohen h...More..

Trump, ICE Arrest Nazi War Criminal, Deported to Germany
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Trump, ICE Arrest Nazi War Criminal, Deported to Germany

He'd been accused of working at the Treblinka death camp - including on an infamous day in November 1943 in which 6,000 prisoners were killed, according to the Justice Department's Office of Legislative Affai...More..

Spokane air quality in the 'very unhealthy' range; 'Tuxedo Junction' concert cancelled
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Spokane air quality in the 'very unhealthy' range; 'Tuxedo Junction' concert cancelled

Air quality has deteriorated across the province as more than 500 wildfires burn across British Columbia. The smoke continues to pummel the northwest, as Spokane has reached the 300 level of hazardous after...More..

Mueller prosecutors say prison is optional for George Papadopoulos in Russian Federation probe
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Mueller prosecutors say prison is optional for George Papadopoulos in Russian Federation probe

Mueller stated in a court filing Friday that those penalties "are warranted and appropriate" for Papadopoulos's conduct in lying to federal investigators. The filing suggests Papadopoulos hampered the FBI's a...More..

CNN accused of intimidating Paul Manafort jury
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

CNN accused of intimidating Paul Manafort jury

The judge also rejected a motion by some news organizations to make public the names of the jurors, saying he was concerned about the jury's "peace and safety". Lastly the jury asked the judge to "redefine reas...More..

Trump says 'nothing to hide' from Mueller
by | Monday, August 20, 2018

Trump says 'nothing to hide' from Mueller

Giuliani was trying to make the case that having Trump sit down for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller's team wouldn't accomplish much because of the he-said-she-said nature of witnesses' recol...More..

Lombok natural disaster: Strong tremor shakes Indonesian island
by | Monday, August 20, 2018

Lombok natural disaster: Strong tremor shakes Indonesian island

Only minor damage was reported in Tonga and no reported of damage in Fiji , according to Radio New Zealand . Strong earthquakes jolted the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, causing power blac...More..

Vatican voices 'shame and sorrow' over damning sex abuse report
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Vatican voices 'shame and sorrow' over damning sex abuse report

A grand jury report into sex abuse allegations in Pennsylvania has shaken the Catholic Church. Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said church officials needed to comply with all laws about reporting suspected...More..

Trump Expects to Revoke DOJ Official's Security Clearance
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Trump Expects to Revoke DOJ Official's Security Clearance

Brennan said he believes Trump stripped his security clearance for political reasons and wants to "silence others who might dare to challenge him". Two of them - ex-director of National Intelligence James C...More..

Manigault Newman has more than audio recordings
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Manigault Newman has more than audio recordings

At that point, she suddenly benefited from that oft-invoked Strange New Respect™-the phenomenon that occurs the minute that any purported Republican turns on his or her former colleagues. But she was deeply dis...More..

In tribute to Vajpayee, PM Modi walks the extra mile
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

In tribute to Vajpayee, PM Modi walks the extra mile

Several foreign dignitaries including King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, Sri Lanka acting Foreign Minister Lakshman Kiriella and Pakistan Law Minister Ali ...More..

Federal MP Bob Katter backs colleague Fraser Anning’s controversial first speech
by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

Federal MP Bob Katter backs colleague Fraser Anning’s controversial first speech

He later called for a national vote on immigration, saying the "the final solution to the immigration problem is of course a popular vote", not a decision by a government. Senator Fraser Anning has sought a...More..