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EC OnlyOne P8 is a one-off supercar built on Ferrari bones

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 08:00

EC stands for Enea Casoni, an Italian gentleman responsible for bringing his vision of a bespoke supercar to life. The car is called the EC OnlyOne P8, which is a bit of a mouthful. Casoni bills himself as a race car driver, and he's entered and participated in a number of races over the years.

Samantha Bee Regrets 1 Thing About Calling Ivanka Trump A 'Feckless C**t'

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 07:16

"Full Frontal" host Samantha Bee has opened up about the backlash she received

Doctor accused of killing family with gas-filled yoga ball

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 06:01

HONG KONG (AP) — An anesthesiologist is on trial in Hong Kong charged with killing his wife and daughter by placing a leaking yoga ball filled with carbon monoxide in their car.

Russia says working on Putin visit to Saudi Arabia: agencies

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 05:55

Russia is preparing for President Vladimir Putin to visit Saudi Arabia after he received an invitation from Saudi King Salman, agencies cited Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov as saying on Friday. The visit will happen at a time depending on Putin's schedule, Bogdanov was quoted as saying. Russia and Saudi Arabia, which is a close Middle Eastern ally of the United States, have cooperated closely on global oil markets to curb production between OPEC and non-OPEC countries.

Displaced Puerto Ricans Face Dire Situations As FEMA Housing Aid Nears Its End

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 05:46

Since fleeing her native Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria tore through her

Brett Kavanaugh's Record Sets A Dangerous Precedent On Endangered Species

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 05:46

If Judge Brett Kavanaugh becomes Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh, activists

Cohen’s lawyer says senators failed to ask the right ‘follow-up questions’ in collusion probe

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 05:10

Michael Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis says that members of the Senate Intelligence Committee failed to ask the right “follow-up questions” when his client appeared before the panel last year and therefore failed to elicit crucial answers about President Trump’s prior knowledge of Russian hacking of Democratic emails during the 2016 election.

Tunnel from Mexico to abandoned KFC restaurant in Arizona discovered by US Homeland Security

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 04:38

US federal authorities have discovered a drug smuggling tunnel between a home in Mexico and a former KFC restaurant in Arizona. Department of Homeland Security officials received information one end of the tunnel was inside the abandoned fast food joint in San Luis – 200 yards north of the US-Mexico border. Police began trailing the owner of the building, Ivan Lopez, and arrested him this month after finding several packages of methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin and fentanyl in the back of his truck.

Nine-year-old boy dies after beating by Buddhist monk

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 04:24

A nine-year-old Buddhist novice has died after a beating by a Thai monk who allegedly battered him with a stick and slammed his head against a pillar, officials said Friday. The monk allegedly assaulted Wattanapol Sisawad with a bamboo stick at the temple in Kanchanaburi, two hours west of Bangkok, striking him on his back several times before bashing his head into a pillar. The child fell into a coma and passed away late Thursday, a hospital worker at Kanchanaburi provincial hospital told AFP on Friday, requesting anonymity.

U.S. 'Deeply Concerned' About Restrictions on Journalists After China Refuses Visa For American Reporter

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 04:20

Reporter Megha Rajagopalan was forced to leave the country as press freedom groups criticize China for tightening grip on media

Medical examiner says Iowa student died from stab wounds

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 00:36

BROOKLYN, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa college student who was allegedly abducted by a stranger while running last month in a small town died from stab wounds, a medical examiner says.

El Salvador switches allegiance from Taiwan to China, drawing ire from the US  

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 23:43

On the face of it, this week’s break in diplomatic relations between tiny Taiwan, population 23.5 million, and even tinier El Salvador, population 6.3m, did not herald a dramatic shift in global politics. But the Central American nation’s sudden switch in allegiance to China has clearly rattled its US neighbour.  Accusing China of destabilising cross-Strait relations, the White House said: "This is a decision that affects not just El Salvador, but also the economic health and security of the entire Americas region." It reiterated that the US would reevaluate its ties with the Central American country as a result. Reacting to the news earlier, high profile US Senators Marco Rubio and Cory Gardner, representing Florida and Colorado respectively, immediately hit out with threats via their Twitter accounts.  “El Salvador has made the wrong decision regarding Taiwan, and it will negatively influence US relations with El Salvador. The US government must stand up to China’s campaign to bully Taiwan with every tool we have,” said Mr Gardner.  Mr Rubio told his 3.6 million followers on Twitter: “I have joined @SenCoryGardner in an amendment to end foreign aid to #ElSalvador after their leftist government decided to abandon #Taiwan in favor of #China. I also spoke to @realdonaldtrump about cutting off their aid just a few minutes ago. " They faced immediate charges of hypocrisy. El Salvador’s defection has left Taiwan, an island democracy which Beijing claims as its own territory, with only 17 formal diplomatic allies in the world, and the US is not one of them.  I have joined @SenCoryGardner in an amendment to end foreign aid to #ElSalvador after their leftist government decided to abandon #Taiwan in favor of #China. I also spoke to @realdonaldtrump about cutting off their aid just a few minutes ago.— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 21, 2018 Washington has not officially recognised Taiwan since 1979, when it shifted its recognition to China’s communist government to suit its own strategic and economic interests.  But the senators’ comments join a narrative of growing concern within the US administration that China is acting in a predatory manner on Washington’s doorstep.  President Trump’s National Security Strategy has described Beijing as seeking “to pull [Latin America] into its orbit through state-led investments and loans,” while Rex Tillerson, the former secretary of state, once denounced China as a “new imperial power” in Latin America.  Taiwan’s foreign ministry offered some candid insights into its own rift with El Salvador late on Tuesday night, revealing that it had faced repeated demands for funds to develop the La Union commercial port which would have held “tremendous debt risks” for both countries.  Only last month, Jean Manes, the US ambassador to El Salvador, warned that China had intentions to turn the Pacific-facing port into a “military base,” reported the South China Morning Post.  “It’s a strategic matter, and we all need to keep our eyes open to what is happening,” she said.  China has previously sparked suspicions about the motivations behind its port investments after opening its first overseas military base in Djibouti, in the Horn of Africa, last year, and over the possible development of a second in Gwadar Port in Pakistan.  Members of the Taiwanese community in Paraguay greet President Tsai during a visit last week Credit: Jorge Adorno/Reuters However, analysts including Bonnie Glaser, senior director for Asia at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in DC, are more sceptical of the view that China is eyeing La Union for its strategic military interests, arguing that Beijing’s motives in Latin America are more commercially driven.  “I don’t think China is looking to turn every port in the world into a Chinese base. It would be strategically stupid in my mind to be building a base in what America has always considered to be its backyard,” Ms Glaser told The Telegraph.  “The notion that China would like the countries in Latin America to have a good relationship with China and be less dependent on the United States, that could certainly be one of China’s objectives,” she said.  “That’s what China has done around the world, certainly closer to home in Southeast Asia. China has used its economic clout to try and pull some countries away from the United States, at least positioning them in a way that they’re more neutral, so that’s certainly possible.” Top 10 | Things you didn't know about Taiwan Speculation is rising as to which of Taiwan’s diplomatic allies Beijing may successfully pick off next in its quest to isolate the island nation on the global stage.  But aside from the psychological impact on its population, Taiwan has tangibly little to worry about by losing its formal allies, several of whom have demanded funds in exchange for their loyalty, while offering little in return.   Taipei already enjoys strong informal relations with more powerful friends including the US and Japan.  As China seeks to undermine the legitimacy and global influence of Taiwan, a democratic ally of the West located in a regional flashpoint, it is perhaps Taipei’s western friends who should be more concerned.  A Pacific island may be next to switch its allegiance from Taiwan to China, which has grand strategic ambitions in the Pacific region.  “People talk about the Solomon Islands,” said Ms Glaser. “That would be seen as very significant not only by the US but also by Australia and New Zealand, who are very worried about China’s growing influence in the region.”

Scott Morrison Chosen as Australia's New Prime Minister Following a Leadership Crisis

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 23:32

Australia's ruling party has chosen Treasurer Scott Morrison to become the next prime minister replacing Malcom Turnbull

The truth about illegal immigrants and crime

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 21:24

Some advocates argue that, despite breaking the law just to enter the United States, illegal immigrants are far less criminal than U.S. natives. But what do the stats say? #Tucker

Giraffe Pillows And Bible Covers: New Report Details Booming Trade In U.S.

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 21:00

More than 40,000 giraffe parts have been imported into the United States in

Lindsey Graham: 'Very Likely' Donald Trump Will Replace Jeff Sessions

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 18:31

> .@LindseyGrahamSC: The president’s entitled to an attorney general he has

Manafort juror tells inside story of deliberations

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 18:20

Trump supporter Paula Duncan votes to convict Manafort, says lone holdout prevented conviction on all 18 counts; Peter Doocy reports.

Death Of Mollie Tibbetts Caused By 'Sharp Force Injuries'

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 17:00

The death of Mollie Tibbetts, a college student whose body was found hidden in

VMware results beat on cloud services growth

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 16:48

The company's services revenue, which accounts for majority of its total revenue, rose about 11 percent to $1.27 billion in the second quarter, in line with estimates. Last month, Dell Technologies Inc said it would pay $21.7 billion in cash and stock to buy back shares tied to its interest in VMware, returning the computer maker to the stock market without an initial public offering. VMware's net income rose 58.6 percent to $644 million, or $1.56 per share, in the second quarter ended Aug. 3.

Knifeman kills mother and sister near Paris, IS claims attack

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 16:27

A man stabbed his mother and sister to death and seriously injured another person in a town near Paris on Thursday before being shot dead by police. The 36-year-old had serious mental health problems and had been on a terror watch list since 2016, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told reporters after visiting the scene in the town of Trappes. The motive for the violence remained unclear despite a claim by the Islamic State (IS) group that it was an attack by one of its fighters responding to the terror organisation's propaganda.