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Magnitude 6.3 earthquake hits Indonesia's Lombok island

The quake struck 64 km (40 miles) from the city of Mataram with a population of 400,000 people, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports. The tremor hit Lombok's northern shore, some 6km (four miles) from the Mount Rinjani volcano. There have been no reports of injuries or damage so far.

RT.COM - 2018-08-19 04:44:00

Yes, Paul Manafort is on trial for crimes in the U.S. But his work in Ukraine helped to destroy a country.

Opinion Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events During Paul Manafort's trial for tax evasion and bank fraud, the public has heard over-the-top tales of illicit trysts in London, ostrich leather jackets and ov


Russia Appoints Steven Seagal 'Special Representative'

There is no other sane reaction to the announcement that Russia’s foreign ministry has appointed actor Steven Seagal as “special representative for Russian-U.S. humanitarian ties, a role it said was meant to deepen cultural, art and youth ties between the two countries.”

NEWSMAX.COM - 2018-08-18 15:03:08

Global reactions to death of former UN chief Kofi Annan

"In a world now filled with leaders who are anything but that, our loss, the world's loss, becomes even more painful." — U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein

AP - 2018-08-18 15:31:50

Senate intelligence chairman Richard Burr calls Russia probe 'frustrating'

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr doesn't expect to wrap up the committee's probe into Russian election meddling soon.Burrtold the Associated Press during an interview Fridaythat it is important for the probe's work to remain bipartisan. He added that the probe has been "frustratin

WASHINGTON EXAMINER - 2018-08-18 15:28:47

Russia registers 27 cease-fire breaches in Syria in past 24 hours

MOSCOW, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- Russia has registered 27 cease-fire violations in three Syrian provinces over the last 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday.

XINHUA NEWS AGENCY - 2018-08-19 04:02:07

White House counsel Don McGahn said to be cooperating extensively with Mueller, may fear Trump set up

The White House counsel has given the team investigating President Donald Trump's ties to Russia detailed information about the president's conduct in the matter, The New York Times reported on Saturday. The publication, citing around a dozen current and former administration members, said that Dona

CNBC - 2018-08-18 19:34:57

Belarus president fires prime minister after corruption scandal

New Belarusian prime minister Sergei Rumas. Photograph: Maxim Guchek/AP Belarus's strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko has sacked his prime minister and other key members of government following a corruption scandal that saw top officials arrested. Andrei Kobyakov will be replaced as prime minist

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-08-18 17:06:34

What may unfold in Syria's Idlib and why is a 'bloodbath' likely?

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ALJAZEERA.COM - 2018-08-18 18:18:00

This tweet about PGA perfectly shows how smartphones have changed our lives

Richard Heathcote | Getty ImagesTiger Woods plays at the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club on August 12, 2018 in St Louis, Missouri.

CNBC - 2018-08-18 13:30:12

Former Intel Chiefs: White House Using Security Clearances As A 'Political Tool'

About a dozen top former intelligence officials are speaking out after the White House revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, a vocal critic of President Trump. In the statement, the officials call the move "unprecedented" and caution against using security clearances as


Bolton warns China, Iran and North Korea could meddle in US elections

Russia won’t be the only country meddling in the upcoming midterm elections, national security adviser John Bolton said on Sunday, China, Iran and North Korea will also be trying to disrupt the vote.“I can say definitively that it’s a sufficient national security concern about Chinese meddling, Iran

NEW YORK POST - 2018-08-19 16:30:05

Trump doubles down on security clearances: former officials slam move

The bipartisan group, which included Robert Gates, George Tenet, David Petraeus, James Clapper and Leon Panetta, lashed out at the president in a scathing letter released late on Thursday. By Friday evening, another 60 former intelligence officers added their voices in their own letter.

RAW STORY - 2018-08-18 12:25:57

Trump wants to "quickly" remove the security clearance of a DOJ official with ties to Russia probe

Dan Kitwood | Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump at a press conference at Chequers in the U.K., on July 13, 2018, where he refused to answer a question by a CNN journalist


First ever Baltic Film Festival in New York to be held in October

RIGA - The first ever Baltic Film Festival in New York will be held from October 18 to 21 this year, according to information on the Latviesi.com portal.The festival will feature films, documentaries, animation films etc from Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania.The festival is being organized in honor of

BALTIC TIMES - 2018-08-19 00:00:00

Bolton: 4 countries, including Russia, may try to interfere in midterms

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials are concerned that not only Russia but also China, Iran and North Korea will try to meddle in this fall’s midterm elections, national security adviser John Bolton said Sunday.

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2018-08-19 15:20:24

Senators cast suspicion on Russia over trio of murdered journalists

Apair of senators want an international probe into the deaths of three journalists murdered in the Central African Republic, raising a call that casts suspicion on the role of the Russian government in the killings.“They were reportedly in the country investigating the activities of Wagner, a privat


The US is worried that a Russian satellite is really a weapon

Now, a US diplomat warned a global arms control conference in Geneva on Aug. 14 that “we are concerned with what appears to be very abnormal behavior by a declared ‘space apparatus inspector.’ We don’t know for certain what it is, and there is no way to verify it.”


Siberian Villagers Hope Name Change To 'Syria' Gets Moscow's Attention

BUNGUR, Russia -- Pitted roads, intermittent electricity and water supplies, dilapidated housing, nonexistent health care -- the complaints heard in this village of 600 people near the city of Novokuznetsk are not unusual for rural Russian communities.But these villagers' approach to getting the gov

RFERL.ORG - 2018-08-18 23:12:00

In a touching tribute, Alex Ovechkin names his first son after his late brother, Sergei

At 9:34 AM on Saturday,Alex Ovechkinwelcomed his first son into the world. Along with that welcome came the announcement that he, and wife Nastya Ovechkina, had named their son after Ovechkin’s late brother, Sergei.