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At least 19 killed by Islamists in northeast Nigeria - survivor

Reuters - Mon, 20/08/2018 - 00:04
At least 19 people were killed in an Islamist militant attack on a village in northeast Nigeria in the early hours of Sunday, a survivor of the attack said.
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Giuliani: Truth isn't truth

Associated Press - Sun, 19/08/2018 - 23:50
Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's attorney, said Sunday that "truth isn't truth" when explaining that he won't let special counsel Robert Mueller rush Trump into testifying because he doesn't want investigators to trap the President into a lie.
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Giuliani says Trump Tower meeting was to get Clinton dirt

Associated Press - Sun, 19/08/2018 - 23:46
President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between senior Trump campaign officials and Russians "was originally for the purpose of getting information about (Hillary) Clinton," but denied any collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
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Afghanistan announces Muslim Eid holiday ceasefire with Taliban

Reuters - Sun, 19/08/2018 - 23:17
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced a ceasefire with Taliban insurgents from Monday to mark the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, days after fighting in the central city of Ghazni and a northern province.
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Venezuelan migrants' dreams of new life dashed by Ecuador passport rule

Reuters - Sun, 19/08/2018 - 23:11
Tears welled up in Gabriel Malavolta's eyes on Saturday as he realized his dream of a new life in Peru was over, at least for now.
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New Pakistan PM Khan calls for austerity; wants bullet-proof cars sold

Reuters - Sun, 19/08/2018 - 23:01
Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan called on Sunday for the rich to start paying taxes and said the country will begin an austerity drive to reduce debt, a campaign he will kick-start by selling his office's fleet of bullet-proof cars.
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Pompeo says 'time for peace' as Afghanistan announces ceasefire with Taliban

Reuters - Sun, 19/08/2018 - 22:46
The United States is ready to support and facilitate direct peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday, welcoming a Muslim Eid holiday ceasefire announced by President Ashraf Ghani.
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Christmas came early for Putin

Associated Press - Sun, 19/08/2018 - 22:32
Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the desk of the President of the United States. Modeled on the President's Daily Briefing, or PDB, which the director of national intelligence prepares for the President almost daily, my Presidential Weekly Briefing focuses on the topics and issues the President needs to know to make informed decisions.
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Netanyahu and Bolton discussions focus on Iran nuclear program

Reuters - Sun, 19/08/2018 - 22:04
White House national security adviser John Bolton arrived in Israel on Sunday on the first leg of an overseas trip, and met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with Iran the focus of talks.
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Man convicted of sexually abusing a woman on a plane could get life in prison

Associated Press - Sun, 19/08/2018 - 21:59
A man accused of undressing and fondling a Spirit Airlines passenger while she was asleep could spend the rest of his life behind bars.
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One dead as Ugandan police quell protest over mistreatment of lawmakers

Reuters - Sun, 19/08/2018 - 21:43
One person died and five others were wounded in Uganda on Sunday, police said, as security forces used teargas and live bullets to disperse a demonstration against the beating of arrested lawmakers in response to the stoning of a presidential convoy.
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Iran lawmakers target Rouhani's finance minister as sanctions bite

Reuters - Sun, 19/08/2018 - 21:24
Iranian lawmakers launched impeachment proceedings against the finance minister on Sunday, ramping up pressure on the president who is already facing attacks from hardliners over his handling of the economy in the face of new U.S. sanctions.
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Jack Dorsey speaks about Twitter's problems

Associated Press - Sun, 19/08/2018 - 21:20
In a rare TV interview, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey discusses "toxic" behavior on the platform and his efforts to improve the "health" of conversations. "We're ready to question everything," Dorsey says, even basic features like follower counts. This leads Brian Stelter to ask him about the perception that Twitter is all talk and no action.
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Twitter CEO knows people fear Big Tech

Associated Press - Sun, 19/08/2018 - 21:19
"We realize that more and more people have fear of companies like ours," Jack Dorsey tells Brian Stelter. He cites the "perceived power that companies like ours have over how they live and even think every single day." He says "I don't feel as powerful as they think," but understands the sentiment.
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Bodies of family found five days after Genoa bridge collapse, death toll hits 43

Reuters - Sun, 19/08/2018 - 20:45
Rescue workers found the bodies of three members of a family in the wreckage of Genoa's collapsed motorway bridge early on Sunday - the last people reported missing in the disaster, bringing the death toll to 43.
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