FBI seizes ‘top secret’ documents from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home

Issued on: 12/08/2022 – 22:44Modified: 12/08/2022 – 22:48 FBI brokers who searched former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago dwelling in Florida this week eliminated 11 units of categorised paperwork together with some marked as high secret, the U.S. Justice Division stated on Friday whereas additionally disclosing it has possible trigger to consider he violated the Espionage Act. The bombshell disclosures had been made in authorized paperwork launched 4 days after FBI brokers carried out the search of Trump’s residence based mostly on a warrant accepted by a federal Justice of the Peace decide. The Justice Division informed U.S. Justice of the Peace Decide Bruce Reinhart in its warrant software that it had possible trigger to consider that Trump violated the Espionage … Read more

Author Salman Rushdie stabbed on stage at event in New York after decades of death threats

Issued on: 12/08/2022 – 17:24 Salman Rushdie, the creator whose writing led to dying threats from Iran within the Nineteen Eighties, was stabbed within the neck, police mentioned, as he was about to provide a lecture Friday in western New York. Video footage posted on social media confirmed individuals speeding to his assist after he was attacked on the occasion in Chautauqua County. “A most horrible occasion simply occurred at #chautauquainstitution – Salman Rushdie was attacked on stage at #chq2022. The amphitheater is evacuated,” one witness mentioned on social media. The New York State Police mentioned in an announcement that “a male suspect ran onto the stage and attacked Rushdie and an interviewer. Rushdie suffered an obvious stab wound to the neck, … Read more

US, Indonesia and Australia hold live-fire drill amid China tensions

Issued on: 12/08/2022 – 15:33 Troopers from the U.S., Indonesia and Australia joined a live-fire drill on Friday, a part of annual joint fight workouts on Sumatra island amid rising Chinese language maritime exercise within the Indo-Pacific area. A complete of greater than 5,000 personnel from the U.S., Indonesia, Australia, Japan and Singapore are taking part on this yr’s Tremendous Garuda Defend workouts, making them the most important since they started in 2009. The expanded drills are seen by China as a risk. Chinese language state media have accused the U.S. of constructing an Indo-Pacific alliance just like NATO to restrict China’s rising navy and diplomatic affect within the area. The UK, Canada, France, India, Malaysia, South Korea, New Zealand, … Read more

Gunman killed in standoff with police after trying to breach Ohio FBI office

Issued on: 12/08/2022 – 00:57 An armed man who tried to breach the FBI’s Cincinnati workplace was shot and killed by police after he fled the scene, resulting in an hourlong standoff Thursday afternoon, the Ohio Freeway State Patrol stated. The person, who has not been recognized, was shot after he raised a gun towards police at round 3 p.m., stated Lt. Nathan Dennis, a patrol spokesperson. Officers stated the person was sporting physique armor and was chased onto a freeway, then had deserted his automotive on close by nation roads bordered by woods and farm fields simply off I-71, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) northeast of Cincinnati. The confrontation got here as officers warned of a rise in threats … Read more

US justice department seeks to unseal warrant for search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

Issued on: 11/08/2022 – 23:32Modified: 12/08/2022 – 01:02 US Lawyer Normal Merrick Garland mentioned Thursday he had “personally accredited” the dramatic raid on Donald Trump’s Florida property and, in a extremely uncommon transfer, was requesting the warrant justifying the search be made public. The nation’s prime prosecutor didn’t reveal the explanation for the unprecedented search of the house of a former US president, and condemned “unfounded assaults” on the FBI and the Justice Division that adopted it. “I personally accredited the choice to hunt a search warrant,” Garland informed reporters in his first public assertion since Monday’s raid. “The division doesn’t take such a choice flippantly.” Whereas noting that “moral obligations” prevented him detailing the idea of the raid, Garland mentioned … Read more

Blinken raises concerns on rights in Rwanda during talks with Kagame

Issued on: 11/08/2022 – 14:42 US Secretary of State Antony Blinken mentioned he voiced “severe issues” about human rights throughout talks on Thursday with Rwandan President Paul Kagame.  Particularly, he mentioned he raised the case of “Lodge Rwanda” hero Paul Rusesabagina, a fierce Kagame critic who was sentenced to a 25-year jail time period final 12 months on terrorism fees. Blinken is in Rwanda on the ultimate cease of a three-nation tour of Africa, as Washington seeks to counter a Kremlin allure offensive following a visit to the continent in July by Russian International Minister Sergei Lavrov. “As I instructed President Kagame, we imagine individuals in each nation ought to be capable to categorical their views with out concern of … Read more

US uncovers Iran ‘plot’ to kill ex-National Security Advisor John Bolton

Issued on: 10/08/2022 – 18:28 The US Justice Division mentioned Wednesday it had uncovered an Iranian plot to kill former White Home Nationwide Safety Advisor John Bolton, and introduced fees in opposition to a member of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The Justice Division mentioned 45-year-old Shahram Poursafi, also referred to as Mehdi Rezayi, had provided to pay a person in the US $300,000 to kill Bolton, the previous US ambassador to the United Nations. The Justice Division mentioned that plan was seemingly set in retaliation for the US killing of high Guard commander Qassem Soleimani in Iraq in January 2020. The allegation got here as Iran weighs a proposed settlement in Vienna talks to revive the 2015 settlement that … Read more

Trump says ‘declined to answer’ questions in New York alleged fraud inquiry

Issued on: 10/08/2022 – 16:31 Donald Trump on Wednesday declined to reply questions underneath oath in New York over alleged fraud at his household enterprise, as authorized pressures pile up for the previous president whose home was raided by the FBI simply two days in the past. Trump stated he had “no selection” however to invoke the fifth modification, which permits people to stay silent to guard towards self-incrimination underneath questioning. In a press release Trump stated “I declined to reply the questions underneath the rights and privileges afforded to each citizen underneath the US Structure,” saying he took the recommendation from his authorized counsel. “When your loved ones, your organization, and all of the individuals in your orbit have … Read more

51-year-old man charged over Muslim murders in US

Issued on: 10/08/2022 – 02:52 US police looking the killer of 4 Muslim males in a New Mexico metropolis mentioned Tuesday they’ve arrested their “major suspect” and charged him with two of the murders. The killings, three of which got here within the final couple of weeks, had despatched shock waves by the Muslim inhabitants in Albuquerque, with group leaders speaking of a rising sense of panic. However on Tuesday, investigators mentioned a public tip had led them to 51-year-old Afghan immigrant Muhammad Syed. The breakthrough got here after detectives had appealed for public assist cracking the case, issuing {a photograph} of a automotive they believed was concerned within the killings of the South Asian males. “We tracked down the … Read more

Republicans rally around Trump following FBI raid of his estate

For a lot of the yr, small cracks in Donald Trump’s political help have been rising. Dissatisfied Republican major voters started to contemplate new presidential prospects. GOP donors grappled with damaging revelations uncovered by the Jan. 6 committee. A number of occasion leaders contemplated difficult Trump for the occasion’s 2024 nomination. However after the FBI executed a search warrant at his Florida property, the Republican Celebration unified swiftly behind the previous president. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who doubtless represents Trump’s strongest potential major challenger, described the Biden administration as a “regime” and known as Monday’s Mar-a-Lago seek for improperly taken categorized paperwork “one other escalation within the weaponization of federal businesses towards the Regime’s political opponents.” The GOP push to … Read more

US not trying to ‘outdo’ other world powers for influence in Africa, says Blinken

Issued on: 09/08/2022 – 10:45 America is in search of a “true partnership” with Africa and never attempting to “outdo” different world powers in vying for affect on the continent, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated on Monday. Blinken outlined the US authorities’s new Africa technique as he visited South Africa within the first cease of a three-nation journey to the continent. The go to adopted sizzling on the heels of an intensive African tour by Russian Overseas Minister Sergei Lavrov. But Blinken stated the US didn’t see the area because the “newest enjoying subject in a contest between nice powers”. “Our dedication to a stronger partnership with Africa will not be about attempting to outdo anybody else,” the … Read more

Taiwan conducts live-fire drills in wake of Chinese pressure

Issued on: 09/08/2022 – 03:28 Taiwan’s army started a live-fire artillery drill Tuesday simulating the defence of the island in opposition to an assault after days of large Chinese language army workouts, an AFP journalist on the web site of the train mentioned. Lou Woei-jye, spokesman for Taiwan’s Eighth Military Corps, confirmed that the drills had began within the southern county of Pingtung shortly after 0040 GMT with the firing of goal flares and artillery. The drill will finish at round 0130 GMT, he added. China launched its largest-ever warfare video games round Taiwan final week in a livid response to a go to by Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the highest-ranking US official to go to the self-ruled island in … Read more