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Iran role in Syria key item at Trump-Putin summit

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When President Donald Trump meets Russia's Vladimir Putin on Monday, the Syrian conflict will be one of the most immediately pressing issues on a wide-ranging and colorful agenda. Velayati hailed Iran's ties with Russian Federation on Wednesday as "strategic" and said he would deliver messages to Putin from Khamenei and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani. Read More »

Donald Trump slams CNN for ignoring his 'takedown' of Jim Acosta

Donald Trump used a global platform on Friday to blast CNN and NBC, the two television networks he most loves to hate, as "dishonest" and 'fake news'. Roberts , a veteran of CBS News and CNN, took some withering criticism online for not standing up for Acosta in the moment or, perhaps, ceding the microphone to his colleague. Read More »

Man sells 31-foot long fingernails to Ripley's in Times Square

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His longest nail was of his thumbnail, which measured 197.8 centimeters. The teacher said Mr Chillal would never understand what it took to take care of long fingernails and the student set out to prove his teacher wrong, going on to dedicate his life to taking care of his claws. Read More »

Officer Who Appeared to Ignore Puerto Rican Flag Shirt Episode Resigns

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Timothy Trybus , 62, of Des Plaines was charged with two felony counts of committing a hate crime in addition to the misdemeanour counts of assault and disorderly conduct he already faced, the Cook County State's Attorney's Office said. 'People have just as much right to be here as you do, ' she can be heard telling him in the clip. Finally an uninvolved bystander, who had been watching the scene unfold, called for more police. Read More »

Lisa Page defies Congressional subpoena and will NOT appear to talk

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Page's lawyer Amy Jeffress said in a statement that the committee issued a subpoena on Saturday without providing Page with the scope of the interview and before she was able to view the materials that had been produced to Congress, such as her anti-Trump text messages exchanged with Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok . Read More »

Why is Trump targeting a new pipeline to Germany?

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The Nord Stream and Turk Stream developments are controversial because they will connect Russian gas fields to the central European market, bypassing neighbors like Ukraine. Former Secretary of State John Kerry also condemned Trump, saying in a Twitter message that Trump's remarks about Germany and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation were "disgraceful, destructive and flies in the face of the actual interest of the United States of America". Read More »

Russian agents allegedly used Bitcoin to fund the DNC hack

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The indictments come from the US Special Counsel Robert Mueller , who's been charged with investigating any suspected links between Russians and officials with President Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. GRU members have been charged for being behind a "sustained effort" to hack into the DNC network and the presidential campaign of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton . Read More »

Manafort No Longer Wants To Move Jails While He Awaits Trial

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Paul Manafort arrived at the jail in Alexandria, Virginia - the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center - Thursday morning, according to a spokesperson for the Alexandria Sheriff's Office. They said they gained access to another prison call on June 20 in which Manafort told a listener skeptical about delaying the Virginia case and bringing forward a separate trial in Washington , D.C. Read More »

Stormy Daniels Arrested for Alleged "Motorboating" at Ohio Strip Club

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Daniels was arrested Thursday morning after she was accused of squeezing patrons' and undercover police officers' faces between her bare breasts at Sirens Gentlemen's Club in Columbus. "It reeks of desperation". Police alleged Daniels pressed her breasts into the face of a patron who turned out to be an undercover officer and also fondled two other patrons, landing her in jail for violating an OH law that prohibits an employee who regularly appears nude or seminude from touching patrons ... Read More »

Americans advised to 'keep low profile' during Trump visit to the UK

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The blimp will then be used at a protest planned in Scotland, his mother's homeland, when Trump goes there for the weekend. The Jameson in Hammersmith has rebranded itself The Trump Arms for the US President's visit. "It's really kind of irrelevant to what we're trying to do and I don't think certainly it doesn't express the opinion of the British people I met", he said. Read More »

Pompeo, Japanese counterpart meet on North Korea

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Pompeo's third trip to North Korea , which he has visited more than any other country during his tenure as secretary, was supposed to turn these promises into actual results. The White House had said Pompeo would meet with the leader, but the encounter did not materialize, and the top USA diplomat only met with Kim Yong Chol. Read More »

Trump 'Close to Determining' No Mueller Interview, Giuliani Says

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After host George Stephanopoulos said to Giuliani that Comey says he took Trump's remark as direction, Giuliani responded that he was also told, "Can you give the man a break?" many times as a prosecutor. Stephanopoulos said he asked Cohen repeatedly if he was considering cooperating with prosecutors in their investigation. As a former NY mayor, Giuliani has known Trump for years and was reportedly considered as a possible attorney general. Read More »

Donald Trump: NATO spending is 'not fair, nor is it acceptable'

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But Trump's "obsession with it, the constant harping on it, and the exclusive focus on it - that's pretty new", said Goldgeier. Germany's defense minister last week rebuffed Trump's twinning of trade and European defense spending. The US commander-in-chief has a familiar stick to wield: the shortfall in defense spending; or as Trump puts it, allies' refusal to "pay what they owe". Read More »

Pompeo lauds progress in DPRK visit, but Pyongyang says talks regrettable

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Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) has accused Beijing of being behind Pyongyang's condemnation of recent talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo , while handing out weird threats to North Korea's leadership. The news agency said if they all attend, it would be a rare chance the leaders to talk about North Korea's nuclear issues on the sidelines. Mr Pompeo said Vietnam's experience since the normalisation of relations with the U.S. Read More »

Fires Across California Force Evacuations, Claim Homes And At Least One Life

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Authorities say a new wind-driven fire erupted Friday night in the hills above Goleta in Santa Barbara County, burning 20 homes and threatening hundreds more. A fire official says a person has died in a fast-moving blaze near the California-Oregon border. The fire is one of several that have ignited in southern California Friday, where temperatures topped 100 degrees. Read More »

Ky. Judge Not On Top 3 List For Supreme Court Position

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The position will be left vacant by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy , 81, who had acted as the swing vote on many critical issues including abortion. The source told Reuters that Amy Coney Barrett of IN, a Trump-appointed judge on the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, was still IN contention but that the Republican president had been asking more questions about the other two, who have more extensive judicial records. Read More »

At least 76 killed in Japan floods

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The rain triggered massive landslides and heavy flooding, with many houses becoming damaged and submerged up to their rooftops. Authorities warned that landslides could strike even after rain subsides as the calamity shaped up to be potentially the worst in decades. Read More »

Sanders calls for reform of ICE

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A stunning new poll shows the hot-button immigration crisis along the US-Mexico border is taking the top-spot of issues most important to Americans heading into the 2018 midterms; signaling a possible disaster for Democrats and liberal candidates. Read More »