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Theresa May accused of being 'sneaky' on Brexit Bill Theresa May accused of being 'sneaky' on Brexit Bill
- June 19, 2018

Pro-EU Conservative lawmaker Anna Soubry tweeted: "Deal or no deal, parliament will have a meaningful vote and to be clear there will be no hard #Brexit when the EUWithdrawal Bill is passed". The former attorney general said it was important for MPs to have a real say on a Brexit deal. That was the frank message from Tory MP Mike Wood, who has warned his fellow politicians that people are sick and exhausted of them bickering amongst themselves over the UK's departure from the EU. (more...)
President Trump tells Pentagon to create 'Space Force' President Trump tells Pentagon to create 'Space Force'
- June 19, 2018

The Trump Administration would do well to let these peaceful, private initiatives develop, as opposed to crowding them out by launching the government's most bloated bureaucracy into space. Both China and Russian Federation have conducted tests of anti-satellite weapons that could potentially knock military satellites from orbit. Mr. (more...)
‘Confused’ Trump can’t decide whether he hates immigration bill ‘Confused’ Trump can’t decide whether he hates immigration bill
- June 17, 2018

Mrs. Pelosi said there may be "uprisings" over children who are separated at the US southern border when asylum seekers decide not to arrive at a proper checkpoint. Now, with November's congressional elections nearing, Republicans are scrambling to minimize a potential backlash among Hispanic voters. "MS-13 gang members are truly, and you've heard me say it, animals." he said on Saturday. (more...)
Trump voices reservations about doing a Mueller interview Trump voices reservations about doing a Mueller interview
- June 17, 2018

Mr. Trump seized on the findings of the Justice Department Inspector General, claiming the report provides evidence of deep bias against him at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and "exonerates" him from allegations of collusion with Moscow and obstruction of justice. (more...)
Shawwal moon not sighted, Eid-ul-Fitr in Pakistan on Saturday Shawwal moon not sighted, Eid-ul-Fitr in Pakistan on Saturday
- June 16, 2018

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has released the statement below, detailing modalities for the sighting of the new moon of Shawwal. From fire-lit parades in Indonesia, to crowded journeys home in Bangladesh, we've found the best pictures from this year's Eid al-Fitr. (more...)
Fire evacuations lifted in San Juan Co. Wednesday Fire evacuations lifted in San Juan Co. Wednesday
- June 15, 2018

About 50 firefighters were battling the blaze initially, but more were on the way, along with heavy air tankers and helicopters. There are roughly 30 blazes burning across nine western states. "Multiple aircraft are actively dropping water and retardant at this time", county fire officials said. Fire officials have been expecting a busy wildfire season after a dry winter, possibly the worst since 2012 and 2013, when the Black Forest Fire in El Paso County destroyed almost 500 homes, the ... (more...)
Michael Cohen Dropped His Legal Representation, Is Expected to Cooperate with Mueller Michael Cohen Dropped His Legal Representation, Is Expected to Cooperate with Mueller
- June 15, 2018

Since then, Cohen's NY office was raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and his personal finances were exposed, revealing he took money from companies hoping to gain influence in the Trump administration. If Cohen were planning to cooperate, he wouldn't need lawyers as expensive as those at McDermott, the blog says. The investigation into Cohen is separate from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the 2016 Trump ... (more...)
S. Korea expects positive outcome from DPRK-US summit: Blue House S. Korea expects positive outcome from DPRK-US summit: Blue House
- June 14, 2018

Before Monday, official news outlets had reported only that the two leaders planned to meet, without saying where or when or offering any other specifics. The U.S. has called for the North's complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization, while Pyongyang hopes to get rewards and relief from tough sanctions in the process of its denuclearization. (more...)
Gov. Henry McMaster among five candidates in GOP gubernatorial primary Gov. Henry McMaster among five candidates in GOP gubernatorial primary
- June 13, 2018

André Jacque (left) talks with De Pere resident Dennis Russell as he campaigns door to door for Tuesday's special election for state Senate. Trump went further, stoking the controversy that disgraced Sanford and cost him his marriage. Two other congressional races in Virginia will also be closely watched. Despite the possibility of organized mischief making, the threat posed by an army of Democrats cross-voting for the least-feasible Republican in a primary race (and vice versa) remains ... (more...)
Meghan Markle: Duchess of Sussex nervous in first Buckingham Palace balcony appearance Meghan Markle: Duchess of Sussex nervous in first Buckingham Palace balcony appearance
- June 12, 2018

In another shot, Savannah can be seen attempting another silencing method as she is shushing Prince George . The Duke and Duchess of Sussex watched the aerial display from a spot on the balcony behind the Queen , Prince Charles and Camilla. (more...)
Cuba 'sonic attack': U.S. tests two more Havana embassy staff Cuba 'sonic attack': U.S. tests two more Havana embassy staff
- June 11, 2018

University of Pennsylvania researchers studied that troubling pattern among US government employees stationed in Cuba earlier this year, and now they are evaluating a similar scenario among others stationed in China, the Associated Press reports . (more...)
Kim Kardashian to meet Alice Marie Johnson after prison release Kim Kardashian to meet Alice Marie Johnson after prison release
- June 11, 2018

Johnson's case caught nationwide attention after the reality-television star Kim Kardashian West took notice of her case past year and retained an attorney to help her clemency bid. Kardashian, 37, has said that breaking the news of her release to Johnson by phone "while crying together is a moment I will never forget". Her daughter, Catina Scales, said on TODAY it was unbelievable Johnson was sitting there right next to her. (more...)
Meghan Markle joins Joins Royal Family on the balcony at Buckingham Palace Meghan Markle joins Joins Royal Family on the balcony at Buckingham Palace
- June 10, 2018

First the ceremonial. Meghan sat beside Harry in a horse-drawn carriage procession from Buckingham Palace to the Horse Guards parade ground where thousands of troops waited to parade a regimental flag (a Colour) in front of the Queen . (more...)
President Xi Jinping confers upon Vladimir Putin ‘highest state honour of China’
- June 09, 2018

Trump himself said Friday, "I think we'll have a joint statement", when asked if the leaders could come to an agreement. "They should let Russian Federation come back in". Trump was the last G7 leader to arrive Friday and on Saturday, he will probably be the first to leave, in a hurry to move on to his nuclear summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Singapore. (more...)
Trump at G7: misses Macron meeting, suggests bringing Russia back Trump at G7: misses Macron meeting, suggests bringing Russia back
- June 09, 2018

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is greeted by President Donald Trump prior to holding talks at the White House in Washington , D.C., February 13, 2017. In response, Trump quipped to Trudeau, " Didn't you guys burn down the White House? " referring to the War of 1812. While trade is not officially on the agenda of the G-7 summit, there is a theme called "economic growth that works for everyone". (more...)
David Koch stepping down from Koch Industries David Koch stepping down from Koch Industries
- June 08, 2018

In a letter sent Tuesday morning to Koch Industries' employees, Charles Koch said his brother first announced his "declining health" in October 2016. "We greatly appreciate his vital role on the board and all that he has done to help us build a strong foundation for our future success", Holden said. (more...)
Democrats avert California debacle, gear up for midterms Democrats avert California debacle, gear up for midterms
- June 07, 2018

In the race for Governor, Democrat Gavin Newsom's first-place finish over a field of 27 candidates was expected. In Tuesday's contests, voters could have selected two Republicans in several key House races, and they could have picked two Democrats to compete in this fall's gubernatorial and U.S. (more...)
Dressed in White Uniform, IOF Kills Palestinian Nurse on Gaza Border Dressed in White Uniform, IOF Kills Palestinian Nurse on Gaza Border
- June 06, 2018

Earlier this week, Gaza militants fired a large barrage at Israel, which responded with heavy strikes on Gaza installations. Imperatively, it has been reported that Al-Najar was wearing her white nurse coat when she was targeted, ruling out the possibility of the incident, being an accident. (more...)
Italian bonds rebound on coalition deal Italian bonds rebound on coalition deal
- June 03, 2018

He once authored a plan that explained how Italy could "secretly" leave the single currency. The eurosceptic coalition also promises a series of measures to reign in the European Union including renegotiation of European Union treaties and a review of the bloc's economic governance on issues such as the single currency. (more...)
'Frank' trade discussions in Beijing: US commerce secretary 'Frank' trade discussions in Beijing: US commerce secretary
- June 03, 2018

The talks were led by US Commerce secretary Wilbur Ross and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He in Beijing . Last month, they held talks in Washington and put out a joint statement. USA treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday the United States wanted this weekend's talks to result in structural changes to China's economy, in addition to increased Chinese purchases of American goods. (more...)
UK's William Browder Says Detained in Spain on Russian Arrest Warrant UK's William Browder Says Detained in Spain on Russian Arrest Warrant
- June 01, 2018

Browder said was a request from Russian Federation. Browder has been a driving force behind the U.S.'s Magnitsky Act sanctions against Russian oligarchs, and his book, Red Notice , alleges corruption that goes up to the highest levels of the Russian government, including Vladimir Putin himself . (more...)
Trump welcomes American prisoner freed by Venezuela Trump welcomes American prisoner freed by Venezuela
- May 31, 2018

Venezuelan Minister of Communications Jorge Rodriguez announced Saturday that the country's judiciary had freed American citizen Joshua Holt and his wife, who had been arrested and charged with espionage and illegally carrying weapons. (more...)
Syrian government vows to fight rebels despite United States warning Syrian government vows to fight rebels despite United States warning
- May 30, 2018

Martin Indyk, former U.S. ambassador to Israel and former special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, said on Twitter Assad appeared to be offering to "get the Iranians to pull back from Golan" Heights, if Israel accepts it as Syrian. (more...)
US Navy warships sail close to militarized South China Sea US Navy warships sail close to militarized South China Sea
- May 29, 2018

Several US officials who declined to be named said the two US warships came within 12 nautical miles of the Paracel Islands, maneuvering near Tree, Lincoln, Triton and Woody islands in the operations. FONOPS are regularly conducted in disputed seas throughout the world. The move signals U.S. rejection of China's claims of political control in the South China Sea. (more...)
Trump not backing down on 'spy' allegations Trump not backing down on 'spy' allegations
- May 28, 2018

The White House said in a statement that neither Flood nor Kelly "actually attended the meetings but did make brief remarks before the meetings started to relay the President's desire for as much openness as possible under the law". Following protests from top Democrats and Republicans, the White House arranged a second briefing for members of the Gang of Eight, the bipartisan group of top lawmakers in both chambers who have access to the most sensitive intelligence. (more...)
With US talks in limbo, Korean leaders hold surprise summit With US talks in limbo, Korean leaders hold surprise summit
- May 28, 2018

South Korea's president, Moon Jae-in, meanwhile, gave details about his surprise meeting Saturday with Kim in the Panmunjom truce village, saying Kim had committed to sitting down with Trump and to a "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula". (more...)
Siouxland groups mark 2500 veteran graves with flags for Memorial Day Siouxland groups mark 2500 veteran graves with flags for Memorial Day
- May 26, 2018

Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery is looking for volunteers to help with a Memorial Day tradition: decorating the graves of our veterans with American flags. The gravesite flags will be displayed through Memorial Day. The cemetery is located next to the Fayette County Board of Education building on Ga. Those attending are encouraged to arrive early to facilitate parking. (more...)
USA gov't worker reports USA gov't worker reports "abnormal" sound, pressure in China
- May 23, 2018

The individual was diagnosed with a mild traumatic brain injury last week. Though the State Department has not linked this case to any other incident, news of unusual symptoms hitting USA government employees overseas will no doubt draw comparison to a rash of incidents with US and Canadian diplomats working in Cuba . (more...)
M&S says annual profits tumble on restructuring M&S says annual profits tumble on restructuring
- May 23, 2018

Back in 2016, M&S embarked upon a five-year overhaul of its United Kingdom stores amid fierce competition from supermarkets and budget garment chain Primark - and particularly from online giants like Amazon. "The team is now tackling transforming our culture to make M&S a faster, lower cost, more commercial, more digital business". M&S highlighted the continued migration of shopping for clothing and home online, together with the development of global competition and discounters as threats to ... (more...)
Darius Rucker & Caleb Lee Hutchinson Perform Darius Rucker & Caleb Lee Hutchinson Perform "Wagon Wheel" on 'American Idol'
- May 23, 2018

Before she was named the champion in the rebooted singing competition, runner-up Caleb Lee Hutchinson announced that he and Poppe were an item. Just a few days ahead of her win, Maddie dropped her debut single, "Going Going Gone" that you can listen to below and download it now on all digital retailers ! American Idol crowned Maddie Poppe the victor of the first season of its ABC revival after the season's runner-up, Caleb Lee Hutchinson , publicly revealed they are dating! She ... (more...)
First female Central Intelligence Agency director confirmed First female Central Intelligence Agency director confirmed
- May 18, 2018

Haspel, 61, is associated with the Central Intelligence Agency for three decades now and has built her career as an operative, functioning overseas as a head spy in secret torture cells. US-based Centre for Constitutional Rights also felt the same about Haspel, according to the website. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said the nomination was not just about Haspel but also about the USA grappling with its past mistakes. (more...)
Brent oil surges above US$80 for first time since 2014 Brent oil surges above US$80 for first time since 2014
- May 18, 2018

An agreement between Saudi-led OPEC and Russian Federation on cutting oil production has helped push the price of oil from below $30 in 2016 to hit $80 on Thursday - the highest in almost four years. Additionally, the market retreated as the U.S. Dollar strengthened against other currencies to the highest since December. "The restoration of sanctions on Iran, which exports 2.5 million barrels of oil a day and is the world's fifth-largest exporter, may have implications for the market ... (more...)
Scottish Parliament rejects May's Brexit bill in symbolic, but significant act Scottish Parliament rejects May's Brexit bill in symbolic, but significant act
- May 17, 2018

The Scottish Parliament passed its own version of Brexit legislation, called the Continuity Bill, in March by a margin of 95 to 32 to ensure it retains control of areas that are now devolved after Britain formally leaves the EU. "But we would appeal to Scottish Labour and Scottish Liberal Democrat MSPs to think hard before siding with the nationalists". The prime minister now has to decide whether to press ahead despite the vote or make renewed efforts for some kind of compromise. (more...)
Trump admits debt to Cohen for Stormy Daniels payoff Trump admits debt to Cohen for Stormy Daniels payoff
- May 17, 2018

The disclosure did not specify what the reimbursement was for, and gave just a range: $101,000-$250,000. The White House confirmed that Trump and Vice President Mike Pence filed their financial disclosures Tuesday, along with the reports of some 25,000 senior executive branch officials, but declined to comment further. (more...)
Gaza toll rises to 59 with more protests against Israel planned Gaza toll rises to 59 with more protests against Israel planned
- May 16, 2018

More than 2,700 were hurt, 1,360 by gunfire, the ministry said . Israel said those who did used explosive devices and firebombs, while shots were fired at soldiers. A woman mourns the death of Mohammed Dwedar, a 27 year-old Palestinian killed during clashes along the Gaza border the previous day, in Nusseirat refugee camp in the Gaza Strip on May 15, 2018. (more...)