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Cops confirm billionaire couple died in 'targeted' double murder

Cops confirm billionaire couple died in 'targeted' double murder The Sherman family hired a private investigator and pathologist and conducted an independent autopsy of the bodies after complaining that police had mishandled the case at the beginning of the investigation. "Honey and Barry Sherman were last seen alive in the evening hours of Wednesday Dec. 13, 2017 ". Mr Sherman, 75, was known for litigiousness and aggressive businesses practices as he develo... [Full Article...]

Dutch Spies Caught Russian Hackers on Tape

Dutch Spies Caught Russian Hackers on Tape According to the report , the Dutch intelligence agency also likely contributed to the FBI's investigation into Russia's alleged attempt to influence the 2016 United States election. The other important question that arises from the Dutch story is, if the US had specific evidence of the breach and earlier APT 29 efforts, as well as pictures from the security camera at the group's "office", why ... [Full Article...]

United Nations hosts fresh Syria talks in Vienna

United Nations hosts fresh Syria talks in Vienna Having regained the upper hand in the nearly seven-year civil war, President Bashar al-Assad appears far from ready to negotiate with foes at all, let alone step down as part of any peaceful solution as rebel groups have demanded. De Mistura has acknowledged the Sochi congress but it remains unclear how he plans to address it. The talks will last for two days. "I hope that the forthcoming Syri... [Full Article...]

Senate panel to launch Trump Jr. transcript

Senate panel to launch Trump Jr. transcript U.S. media reported last July that the President's son, Donald Trump Jr., had met during the 2016 presidential campaign with Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya expecting to receive confidential information about his father's political rival Hillary Clinton . [Full Article...]

Alabama Inmate Granted Stay of Execution for Dementia

Alabama Inmate Granted Stay of Execution for Dementia At his first and second trials, he argued he was not guilty because he was mentally ill. At his third trial, he argued self-defense. Madison's attorneys filed that petition focused on the issue of judicial override in Alabama. Madison's attorneys asked justices to reconsider the case. In 2016, the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Madison was no longer legally eligi... [Full Article...]

Another Congressman Is Not Running For Re-election

Another Congressman Is Not Running For Re-election U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers, an Ohio Republican and chairman of the National Republican Campaign Committee, offered this: "While I'm disappointed by the circumstances leading to Congressman Meehan's retirement, I thank him for his dedication to his district", Stivers wrote. [Full Article...]

Turkey attacks Kurds in Afrin: The 'Ankara-centered axis'

Turkey attacks Kurds in Afrin: The 'Ankara-centered axis' In a phone conversation, Erdogan and May exchanged views on the latest developments in Syria and Operation Olive Branch launched by the Turkish Army on Saturday to fight threats from PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorist organizations, according to a statement issued by the Turkish Presidency. [Full Article...]

US President Donald Trump set to visit Britain this year

US President Donald Trump set to visit Britain this year Downing Street said Trump and May discussed a range of issues in their meeting, including Iran and Syria. "We're on the same wavelength in, I think, every respect". It is now more than a year since Trump received and accepted an invitation for a prestigious state visit to Britain that would include a red-carpet welcome from Queen Elizabeth II. [Full Article...]

King Abdullah of Jordan: US participation crucial to Israeli-Palestinian peace process

King Abdullah of Jordan: US participation crucial to Israeli-Palestinian peace process Pence's first visit to Israel as vice president led some to ask to what degree are his views - and the administration's policies - shaped by the brand of evangelical Christianity that invests his faith? The second is a law passed by the United States Congress in 1995 formally declaring Jerusalem as Israel's "indivisible" capital and calling for the relocation of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jer... [Full Article...]

From Islamophobe to Muslim: German politician converts to Islam

From Islamophobe to Muslim: German politician converts to Islam Far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) is known for its anti-Muslim rhetoric, saying Islam is incompatible with Germany's constitution and calling for a ban on minarets and the burqa. His previous attitudes about Muslims is likely the reason why it was such a shock to his former party members to hear about his conversion to Islam. [Full Article...]

Senate Confirms Alex Azar to Serve as HHS Secretary

Senate Confirms Alex Azar to Serve as HHS Secretary The confirmation vote was taken after the Senate voted Tuesday to advance his nomination. Azar's position on reproductive health issues is relevant amid actions recently taken by HHS and the Trump Administration that critics say limit women's access to contraception options and abortion. [Full Article...]

Report to Congress: E-cigarettes may have long-term negative health effect

Report to Congress: E-cigarettes may have long-term negative health effect Switching from regular cigarettes to e-cigarettes also "results in reduced short-term adverse health outcomes in several organ systems". "Evidence suggests that while they're not necessarily without health risks on their own, they are likely to be far less harmful than a conventional cigarette". [Full Article...]

Suspect in shooting of Adams County Deputy identified

Suspect in shooting of Adams County Deputy identified That's when police say the suspect pulled out a handgun and started to shoot at deputies, striking Gumm in the chest. Hearing the news, police officers from across Colorado made their way to the Denver Health hospital to pay their respects. [Full Article...]

Tehran Reiterates Rejection of Negotiations Over its Ballistic Missile Program

Tehran Reiterates Rejection of Negotiations Over its Ballistic Missile Program Trump noted that he was "waiving the application of certain nuclear sanctions, but only in order to secure our European allies' agreement to fix the awful flaws of the Iran nuclear deal". Octavino said Indonesia respected the U.S. decision to reevaluate the nuclear deal, but added, "President Trump should also see the reality that even the United Nations, as well as the International Atomic E... [Full Article...]

US Warns North Korea Aiming to Build Nuclear Arsenal

US Warns North Korea Aiming to Build Nuclear Arsenal USA officials say President Donald Trump is focused on pursuing a diplomatic solution to the North Korean crisis, though defense and intelligence officials have also said all options are on the table to prevent North Korea from using nuclear weapons. [Full Article...]

World powers step up pressure over chemical attacks

World powers step up pressure over chemical attacks The French ministry said that the International Partnership against Impunity for the Use of Chemical Weapons "in no way intends to replace existing international mechanisms, nor does it plan to conduct its own investigations". In a bid to curb the use of chemical weapons in Syria , 24 countries on Tuesday backed a new " partnership against impunity " for their use. The sanctions have not t... [Full Article...]

Foreigners Linked to Palestinians Face Israeli Visa Troubles

Striking a touching note , Abbas said the European Union had contributed and continues to contribute to the building of the state of Palestine and its institutions with financial and economic support. The Palestinians want to establish an independent state in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and in the Gaza Strip with East Jerusalem as its capital. [Full Article...]

Meehan denies harassment accusations, says he viewed former aide as 'soul mate'

Meehan denies harassment accusations, says he viewed former aide as 'soul mate' Rep. Patrick Meehan called one of his female staffers his "soul mate" - but he's denying that he sexually harassed her. The New York Times reported Saturday that Meehan used taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment claim against him for an undisclosed amount. [Full Article...]

U.S. rejects Venezuela's call for "snap" presidential election

U.S. rejects Venezuela's call for Although polls show Venezuelans overwhelmingly blame Maduro for widespread food shortages and triple-digit inflation that has pulverized wages, the opposition was left rudderless as several prominent politicians were barred from office or forced into exile past year following a deadly protest movement seeking the president's removal. [Full Article...]

Chief of staff John Kelly is a power-hungry nut job, says Trump

Chief of staff John Kelly is a power-hungry nut job, says Trump That would be Mr Trump's third chief of staff in little over a year. In short, Kurtz's book describes the calamity that ensued as Trump constantly made decisions without seeking counsel, including an unexpected and baseless Twitter accusation that former President Barack Obama wiretapped his campaign. [Full Article...]


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