White House reportedly rejects Turkey's offer for release of US pastor

Associated Press - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 04:22
The White House rejected Turkey's offer to release an American pastor in exchange for forgiveness of billions of dollars in US fines on a Turkish bank, expressing that other matters would be considered only after Andrew Brunson is released, a senior administration official told The Wall Street Journal.
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Trump's lawyers didn't ask McGahn for a full accounting of what he told Mueller's team

Associated Press - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 04:06
President Donald Trump's legal team does not know the extent to which White House counsel Don McGahn has been cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller, The New York Times reported Sunday.
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Australian PM Turnbull plays down risk of leadership challenge

Reuters - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 03:51
Embattled Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull played down speculation on Monday of an imminent leadership challenge within his own party, saying he enjoyed the confidence of his Cabinet and party room.
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NYT: Michael Cohen under investigation for more than $20M in bank fraud

Associated Press - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 03:47
Federal investigators examining whether President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen committed bank and tax fraud are looking at more than $20 million in loans obtained for his and his family's taxi companies, The New York Times reported Sunday night, citing people familiar with the matter.
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Catholics react to report detailing sexual abuse by clergy in their Diocese

Associated Press - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 03:43
St. Paul's Cathedral in Pittsburgh was about half-full at 8 a.m. mass on Sunday morning when Rev. Kris Stubna stepped up to the altar to deliver his homily.
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Woman who fell from cruise ship rescued after treading water for 10 hours

Associated Press - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 03:40
A British woman has been rescued by the Croatian Coast Guard after spending what she said was close to 10 hours treading water overnight in the Adriatic Sea after falling off a cruise ship.
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U.S. Catholics 'sickened' by sex abuse report, stand by their faith

Reuters - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 03:05
Many churchgoers said they were sickened and saddened by a grand jury report detailing widespread sexual abuse by hundreds of priests in Pennsylvania but they would not let the Roman Catholic Church's cover-up dissuade them from their faith.
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Britain to stop some aid for Syrian opposition in rebel-held areas

Reuters - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 02:59
The UK government said on Monday it was ending funding for some aid programs in rebel-held areas of Syria.
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Australian PM under pressure as voter support slides

Reuters - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 02:56
Voter support for Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull crashed to its lowest level since December, an opinion poll published on Monday showed, further stoking leadership speculation in his ruling centre-right coalition.
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Tense calm on Brazil-Venezuelan border after anti-immigrant riot

Reuters - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 01:38
Fearful Venezuelan immigrants lined up in smaller numbers to enter Brazil on Sunday at the only border crossing between the two countries one day after violent protests by Brazilian residents drove hundreds back across the frontier.
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What Trump really meant by his 'RAT' tweet

Associated Press - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 01:37
You would think -- or at least hope -- that the person who serves as President of the United States would be supportive of anyone who cooperates with federal authorities to bring criminals to justice. After all, Article II of the US Constitution expressly charges the President with enforcing our laws: "he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed."
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Jon M. Chu on film's 'overwhelming' response

Associated Press - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 01:25
Jon M. Chu, the director for "Crazy Rich Asians" spoke with CNN's Ana Cabrera about the film's success and what it means to have an all-Asian cast in Hollywood.
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Muslims begin annual haj pilgrimage amid heavy rains

Reuters - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 01:21
As more than 2 million pilgrims from around the world braved stormy weather in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to begin the annual haj ritual, the country's health minister said there was no sign of any outbreaks of disease.
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John Dean responds to Trump 'RAT' tweet

Associated Press - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 00:54
John Dean, White House counsel for the Nixon administration, responds to President Donald Trump's tweet calling him a "RAT" after the New York Times reported White House counsel Don McGahn met with prosecutors for 30 hours.
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What a shot! 29 amazing sports photos

Associated Press - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 00:50
Take a look at 29 amazing sports photos from August 13 through August 19.
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Desperate Venezuelans defy Ecuador's passport rules and cross border

Reuters - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 00:49
Dozens of furious Venezuelan migrants fleeing economic misery in Venezuela for a new life elsewhere on Sunday defied rules requiring they hold a valid passport to cross the border from Colombia into Ecuador, and authorities appeared to be allowing it.
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She was raped at 15. Two years later she's still fighting for justice

Associated Press - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 00:33
It was meant to be a quick run to the local village shop. Instead, it marked the beginning of a terrifying ordeal.
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Series of quakes rocks Indonesia's Lombok, causing panic

Reuters - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 00:13
A series of quakes including a powerful 6.9 magnitude tremor struck the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, killing one person and causing others to rush out of buildings in panic.
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