Former Obama aide calls Trump a 'psychopath'
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 12:26:19 -0400
A former top adviser to President Barack Obama on Sunday labeled Donald Trump a "psychopath", saying the Republican presidential nominee met the clinical definition of the personality disorder. With a little more than two months to go before the Nov. 8 U.S. election, the comments by David Plouffe, a former senior adviser to President Barack Obama and manager of his 2008 presidential campaign, mark another escalation in a series of blows exchanged between Trump's camp and that of his Democrat rival Hillary Clinton. "Basically, you have a psychopath running for president.
Turkish air strikes in Syria kill 25 Kurdish militants, says military
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 12:25:19 -0400
Turkish air strikes in north Syria killed 25 Kurdish militants, the Turkish military said on Sunday, the fifth day of a cross-border campaign launched alongside its Syrian rebel allies that aims to strike at Kurdish forces and Islamic State. The monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Sunday that at least 35 civilians were killed south of Jarablus during fighting between Turkish-backed forces and rival Kurdish-aligned Syrian militias. The militias have said no Kurdish forces are in the area.
Turkey's pursuit of militants will be unrelenting: president
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 12:24:42 -0400
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday Turkey's pursuit of militant groups would be unrelenting, speaking in the city of Gaziantep where a suicide bomber believed to be backed by Islamic State attacked a wedding this month and killed 54. "Our operations against terrorist organisations will continue until the end," he told a rally of thousands of flag-waving supporters, citing militant groups such as Islamic State, Kurdish insurgents PKK and supporters of a U.S.-based cleric blamed for masterminding last month's failed coup. Erdogan said a cross-border offensive into Syria was giving people who fled Islamic State-controlled areas a chance to return home, including to the town of Jarablus.
Super sub Schieber seals Hertha's dramatic win
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 12:21:14 -0400
Julian Schieber's injury-time winner sealed Hertha Berlin's 2-1 victory at home to newly-promoted Freiburg on Sunday for a dramatic start to the hosts' 2016/17 German league season. Hertha were cruising to a 1-0 win at Berlin's Olympic Stadium on the opening weekend of the Bundesliga, thanks to Vladimir Darida's second-half goal before the game burst into life in the final ten minutes. Ex-Dortmund striker Schieber came off the bench for Vedad Ibisevic with 85 minutes gone and played a key role after Freiburg drew level with a stunning header from their captain Nicolas Hoefler in the 93rd minute.
Libyan forces push into last IS-held areas of Sirte
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 12:21:08 -0400
Forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed unity government on Sunday pushed into the last areas of Sirte held by the Islamic State group in what was the jihadists' coastal stronghold. The battle for the hometown of Libya's slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi was launched more than three months ago by forces loyal to the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord. Earlier this month, the pro-GNA forces seized the jihadists' headquarters in Sirte, pinning them down in a small downtown area near the sea.
Veteran Israeli politician Ben Eliezer dies aged 80
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 12:16:14 -0400
JERUSALEM (AP) — Binyamin Ben Eliezer, a veteran Israeli politician who held several top governmental posts and often served as a bridge to the Arab world, died Sunday. He was 80.
2 Chicago men charged in shooting of NBA star Wade's cousin
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 12:16:03 -0400
CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade as she was walking to register her children for school, Chicago police announced Sunday.
Trump immigration policy to be 'fair and humane': campaign chief
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 12:13:08 -0400
Donald Trump is committed to a "fair and humane" approach to securing America's borders, but details of his evolving immigration policy will be revealed at a later time, his presidential campaign team said on Sunday. The Republican presidential candidate's hardline stance on repatriating the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States has been a central tenet of Trump's White House campaign -- and a hugely popular selling point to his most ardent supporters.
Merkel rejects Muslim migrant ban, urges fair distribution
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 12:12:44 -0400
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday slammed those countries in Europe who say they won't take in Muslim refugees, a position that several eastern European governments have taken in response to the influx of migrants from the Islamic world.
Hertha clinches dramatic 2-1 win over Freiburg in Bundesliga
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 12:09:11 -0400
BERLIN (AP) — Julian Schieber scored the second of two injury-time goals to give Hertha Berlin a dramatic 2-1 win over promoted Freiburg in their opening Bundesliga game of the season Sunday.