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Louisiana delays voting machine contract talks amid protest

By MELINDA DESLATTE – Associated Press – Tuesday, August 28, 2018 BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Louisiana is delaying contract negotiations with the winning bidder for the state’s voting machine replacement work, while it considers a protest of the contract award. Paula Tregre, director of the , has told Secretary of State to refrain from conducting any contract talks until […]

US calls Middle Eastern nations to step up Palestinian aid

By – Associated Press – Tuesday, August 28, 2018 WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. ambassador to the is calling on Middle Eastern nations to increase aid to Palestinian refugees. The Trump administration slashed funding for the agency aiding Palestinian refugees earlier this year. Nikki Haley said the U.S. cannot be faulted for cutting funding when countries like Saudi Arabia, the […]

South Sudan‘s opposition refuses to sign final peace deal

By SAM MEDNICK – Associated Press – Tuesday, August 28, 2018 JUBA, South Sudan (AP) – South Sudan’s opposition parties have rejected what was supposed to be the final version of the peace agreement with the government, threatening to destabilize an already fragile process. On Tuesday, opposition leader and former Vice President Riek Machar and the South Sudan Opposition Alliance, […]

U.S. to continue backing Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, despite war crime allegations

U.S. to continue backing Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, despite war crime allegations

By – The Washington Times – Tuesday, August 28, 2018 The Trump administration will continue providing military support to the Saudi and Emirati-led coalition battling Iran-backed insurgents in Yemen, despite allegations by United Nations investigators that coalition forces have conducted attacks “that may amount to war crimes.” During a rare press conference Tuesday, Defense Secretary said U.S. officials “recognize the […]

Bomb kills 1, injures 35 at Philippine town festival

By – Associated Press – Tuesday, August 28, 2018 MANILA, Philippines (AP) – A bomb concealed in a bag exploded late Tuesday, leaving at least one dead and 35 others wounded during a town celebration in the southern Philippines, a military commander said. The attacker was chased but managed to escape, he said. Police said two people were in serious […]

U.S. to resume military exercises in Korea, Mattis says

U.S. to resume military exercises in Korea, Mattis says

By – The Washington Times – Tuesday, August 28, 2018 The U.S earlier this summer suspended military exercises on the Korean Peninsula as part of a “good faith” negotiating effort with North Korea. Defense Secretary said Tuesday that effort is over. “We took the step to suspend several of our largest exercises as a good faith measure coming out of […]