July 15, 2020

Review Category : People

SitRep: Kushner Claims Four Meetings With Russian Officials, Denies Collusion

SitRep: Kushner Claims Four Meetings With Russian Officials, Denies Collusion  With Adam Rawnsley Speak, memory. Presidential son-in-law and White House advisor Jared Kushner says he has no recollection of two phone calls he reportedly shared with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak between April and November 2016, and is “highly skeptical these calls took place.” The assertion comes in his opening statement to the Senate Intelligence ...


Read More →

SitRep: Kushner Claims Four Meetings With Russian Officials, Denies Collusion

SitRep: Kushner Claims Four Meetings With Russian Officials, Denies Collusion  With Adam Rawnsley Speak, memory. Presidential son-in-law and White House advisor Jared Kushner says he has no recollection of two phone calls he reportedly shared with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak between April and November 2016, and is “highly skeptical these calls took place.” The assertion comes in his opening statement to the Senate Intelligence ...


Read More →

Kremlin warns against 'harmful' new US sanctions on Russia

Kremlin warns against 'harmful' new US sanctions on RussiaThe Kremlin on Monday warned that new US sanctions on Russia would hit the interests of both sides as Congress gears up to approved fresh punitive measures. "We consider such a continuation of the rhetoric of sanctions counter-productive and harmful to the interests of both countries," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. In mid-June, the US Senate overwhelmingly passed tough sanctions, but the text stalled in the House of Representatives, until agreement was reached on Saturday.


Read More →

Iran top judge demands U.S. release assets, jailed Iranians

Iran top judge demands U.S. release assets, jailed IraniansIran's top judge called on the United States on Monday to release Iranians held in U.S. jails and billions of dollars in Iranian assets, days after Washington urged Tehran to free three U.S. citizens. The statement by Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani capped a week of heightened rhetoric over the jailing and disappearance of Americans in Iran and new U.S. sanctions against the Islamic Republic.


Read More →

Hezbollah says battle with Nusra Front almost won at Syria-Lebanon border

Hezbollah says battle with Nusra Front almost won at Syria-Lebanon borderBy John Davison BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah said on Monday its battle with Nusra Front jihadists at the Syria-Lebanon border was almost over and urged remaining insurgents in the area to give up, pressing its campaign to take their last foothold at the frontier. With the Nusra Front almost beaten in the mountainous area on the outskirts of the Lebanese town of Arsal, the next phase is expected to focus on adjacent territory held by Islamic State militants. The Iran-backed Shi'ite Muslim group has played a critical role in vanquishing Sunni Muslim jihadists in the border region during the six-year-long Syrian war, part of its critical military support provided to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.


Read More →

Kushner says met Russians four times, denies collusion: US media

Kushner says met Russians four times, denies collusion: US mediaSenior White House adviser Jared Kushner on Monday said he had four contacts with Russian officials but denied any collusion to help his father-in-law Donald Trump win the presidency, US media said. In a statement Kushner released hours before he was to appear before the Senate intelligence committee, he described contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and other Russian officials as normal in his former role as the campaign liaison to foreign governments, the Washington Post said.


Read More →

Parents give baby daughter heroin substitute ‘hours after she was born’

Parents give baby daughter heroin substitute ‘hours after she was born’A couple have been arrested and thrown into jail in the US state of Utah after allegedly giving their baby daughter drugs just hours after she was born. The infant had developed an addiction in the womb as her mother Lacey Christenson had used heroin and prescription pain medication during pregnancy, police said. Ms Christenson, 26, and her partner Colby Wilde, 29, admitted they had given their daughter drugs used treat heroin withdrawal at the hospital where she was born on 9 April, according to local news channel KUTV.


Read More →

China anti-graft watchdog probes Politburo member

China anti-graft watchdog probes Politburo memberThe Chinese Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog has launched an investigation into a Politburo member who was once seen as a contender for a top leadership post, state media reported Monday. The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection is investigating Sun Zhengcai, who until a week ago was party chief in the major city of Chongqing, for "serious discipline violation", Xinhua news agency said. Sun is the first serving member of the 25-person Politburo to be placed under investigation since Bo Xilai, who was jailed for life in 2013 in the wake of President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign.


Read More →

Samsung to unveil €1,000 Galaxy Note 8 next month 

Samsung to unveil €1,000 Galaxy Note 8 next month Samsung has announced it will hold an event next month where it is expected to unveil the Galaxy Note 8 smartphone, billed as the company's biggest and most expensive device to date.  Samsung has confirmed that it will hold an event on August 23 during which it is expected to unveil the Galaxy Note 8.  Find out what it means to do bigger things on 08.23.2017. pic.twitter.com/xsbqdP0QBM— Samsung Mobile (@SamsungMobile) 20 July 2017 It comes after the company accidentally posted a picture of what could be the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 smartphone last week, revealing it to have an edge-to-edge "infinity" display. The device will reportedly have a radical redesign and be the largest phone Samsung has released. Reports about the Note 8, which could cost an eye-watering €1,000 (£900), suggest it will have a 6.3-inch display and will come with a stylus.  A possible leaked image of the Galaxy Note 8 Credit: Samsung The Korean electronics giant will be hoping to regain consumer confidence in the Note brand following the botched release of the Galaxy Note 7 handset last year. Samsung was forced to globally recall the £750 device after dozens of reports of batteries overheating and in some cases catching fire. Before the technical problems the Note 7 was widely hailed as one of the best smartphones of 2016. Earlier this year the company released the Galaxy S8, which was praised for its sleek design and infinity screen.  To avoid a repetition of the problem the Note 8 will come with a more conservative battery, according to Venture Beat.  Hands on: Samsung Galaxy S8 01:33 The Note 8 is rumoured to be Samsung's first handset with a dual-lens camera and will be 50 per cent more powerful than the Galaxy S8. It is expected to come in four colours, blue, gold, black and silver, and be available in a larger 128GB version.  The fingerprint sensor will probably be on the back of the device, while the stylus will pop out from its top. It could also come with Samsung's smart assistant Bixby and be water resistant. Samsung is reportedly working on a pair of wireless headphones powered by Bixby, which could ship with the phone. The Galaxy Note 8's anticipated launch comes weeks before Apple is due to unveil its 10th anniversary iPhone 8. The iPhone 8, rumoured to cost more than £800, could have an edge-to-edge display and come with wireless charging. Apple is said to have embedded the finger print sensor within the device's OLED screen.  What will the iPhone 8 look like?


Read More →

San Antonio Walmart: Driver arrested in connection with nine human trafficking victims

San Antonio Walmart: Driver arrested in connection with nine human trafficking victimsA man believed to be the driver of a truck carrying up to 100 suspected illegal immigrants in Texas is expected to be charged in relation to the deaths of nine of the occupants. Sixty-year-old Florida native James Matthew Bradley Jr was identified by the US Attorney's office as the driver, and was arrested in connection with the incident which occurred in San Antonio. Federal prosecutors say he will be charged on Monday, however according to Reuters, the local US Attorney’s Office would not confirm whether Mr Bradley was the truck driver who was arrested.


Read More →