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Trump aide Conway won't testify before Congress: White House Trump aide Conway won't testify before Congress: White House
- June 27, 2019

The president and vice president are exempt from the Hatch Act. A spokesman for the office said it's the first time the office has recommended the removal of a White House official. These actions are not allowed for other executive branch staff such as administrative assistants to top officials, according to Painter. The hearing was scheduled after the Office of Special Counsel, a USA government watchdog agency, earlier this month recommended Conway be fired for repeatedly violating ... (more...)
FAA discovers another potential risk with the Boeing 737 Max FAA discovers another potential risk with the Boeing 737 Max
- June 27, 2019

According to one of the outlet's sources, during the simulator tests, "it was hard for the test pilots to recover in a matter of seconds". The FAA says it is also in the process of responding to recommendations it has received from the Technical Advisory Board (TAB), an independent panel tasked with reviewing the agency's work on returning the 737 MAX to service. (more...)
Protests in Hong Kong ahead of G20 summit in Japan Protests in Hong Kong ahead of G20 summit in Japan
- June 27, 2019

Britain urged Hong Kong on Tuesday to conduct an independent investigation into clashes between police and protesters, and suspended export licences for crowd control equipment. Organisers of the ad campaign, calling themselves Freedom Hong Kong , said that they had purchased large advertisements in major newspapers including the New York Times . (more...)
Lawyers urge Canadian authorities to drop extradition against Meng Wanzhou Lawyers urge Canadian authorities to drop extradition against Meng Wanzhou
- June 27, 2019

After Meng's arrest, China detained Kovrig and Spavor and later formally charged them with espionage. Canada's relations with China have soured over Meng's arrest on a United States warrant in December 2018 during a flight stopover in Vancouver. (more...)
Chicago waitress taken into custody after spitting on Eric Trump Chicago waitress taken into custody after spitting on Eric Trump
- June 26, 2019

The incident took place in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood at the Aviary , a boundary-pushing establishment that has nabbed a James Beard Award for its bar program . Several White House staffers reportedly experienced some tense confrontations while out in public previous year, as a woman was charged with assaulting White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway at a Mexican restaurant, and outgoing press secretary Sarah Sanders was kicked out of a restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, allegedly ... (more...)
'Extreme hostile acts': N Korea condemns USA sanctions extension 'Extreme hostile acts': N Korea condemns USA sanctions extension
- June 26, 2019

North Korea said it would not surrender to USA sanctions and blamed Washington for trying to put it on its knees, the Associated Press reported. Since a second summit between Trump and Kim ended without a deal in Hanoi , Vietnam, in late February, negotiations for denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula have hit an impasse. (more...)
Wayfair Employees Threaten Walkout Over Sales to Migrant Detention Contractor Wayfair Employees Threaten Walkout Over Sales to Migrant Detention Contractor
- June 26, 2019

Within hours, a group of 50 employees began drafting a letter to the company's executive leadership, which included cofounders Niraj Shah, Steve Conine, and the entire board, outlining their concerns. ET in Boston's Copley Square, is the latest example of employees protesting workplace social issues. The statement added, "T$3 his does not indicate support for the opinions or actions of the groups or individuals who purchase from us". (more...)
Trump Set To Meet One-On-One With 8 World Leaders At G-20 Trump Set To Meet One-On-One With 8 World Leaders At G-20
- June 26, 2019

With respect to the Hamburg meeting, Cummings wants to know if Trump took the interpreter's notes, if the president did "alter or destroy" the notes, who has them, and whether the State Department has a copy. On his two-day visit to Japan to take part in the 14th G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, beginning June 28, 29, Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi is likely to have nearly 10 bilaterals and pull asides. (more...)
‘Troops withdrawal key to progress in Afghan peace talks’ ‘Troops withdrawal key to progress in Afghan peace talks’
- June 26, 2019

The six rounds held so far have remained stalemated because of Taliban's refusal to talk to the Afghan government until the United States gives a clear commitment and timeframe for withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan . It was not clear whether the Qatari leader's visit was timed to coincide with the Afghan leaders peace conference in Islamabad or was a coincidence. (more...)
Images of drowned Salvadoran migrant and 2-year-old child stir outrage Images of drowned Salvadoran migrant and 2-year-old child stir outrage
- June 26, 2019

Martinez returned and was able to grab Valeria, but the current swept them both away. The reporter witnessed Mrs. Avalos give her account to the police. But instead of people fleeing to Europe, these two were among thousands trying to reach the United States. There was no immediate comment from the White House. (more...)
San Francisco First Major US City To Ban E-Cigarette Sales San Francisco First Major US City To Ban E-Cigarette Sales
- June 26, 2019

E-cigarette sales are off limits inside San Francisco city limits, and that language applies both to brick-and-mortar retailers and to online shops, which can not ship to recipients at a San Francisco address (though that provision seems oddly hard to police). (more...)
House Passes $4.5 Billion In Emergency Border Aid House Passes $4.5 Billion In Emergency Border Aid
- June 26, 2019

The bill contains more than $1 billion to shelter and feed migrants detained by the border patrol and nearly $3 billion to care for unaccompanied migrant children who are turned over the Department of Health and Human Services. They bid his refusal to video show his commercial holdings to Congress for their approval deprived them of a vote, and his persisted commercial holdings violate the constitutional anti-corruption share identified as the Emoluments Clause, which says elected officers ... (more...)
Pompeo meets Saudi rulers on Iran crisis Pompeo meets Saudi rulers on Iran crisis
- June 26, 2019

And an Iranian navy commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi warned that the "firm response" of shooting down the United States drone could be repeated, and "the enemy knows it". All this has raised fears that a miscalculation or further rise in tensions could push the US and Iran into an open conflict 40 years after Tehran's Islamic Revolution. (more...)
PD: Baby shot in head after woman ignores man's advances PD: Baby shot in head after woman ignores man's advances
- June 26, 2019

He followed her outside, taking a seat on the porch, and tried to pull her close and force her to sit on his lap, Dyer said . "It should shock the conscience of every person in Fresno to know that we have a 10-month-old baby lying in the hospital fighting for her life", Dyer said in the news conference . (more...)
Woman charged in fatal stabbing of twin sister in New Jersey Woman charged in fatal stabbing of twin sister in New Jersey
- June 26, 2019

Police said they received a call of an unconscious woman at the address and discovered the sibling suffering from a stab wound. Anna, who had been stabbed, was rushed to Cooper University Hospital, but she could not be saved . A GoFundme page seeking donations for burial costs and for dependents for the victim, listed Anna Ramirez being the daughter of three daughters. (more...)
Crash That Killed 7 Pleads Not Guilty, Held in Custody Crash That Killed 7 Pleads Not Guilty, Held in Custody
- June 26, 2019

Zhukovskyy's lawyer in that case, John O'Brien, said he denies being intoxicated and will fight the charge. A criminal complaint accuses Zhukovskyy, who was driving a 2016 Dodge 2500 pickup truck with an attached trailer, of crossing the double yellow centerline and striking the motorcycle riders in the eastbound lane. (more...)
Qatar condemns failed coup attempt in Ethiopia Qatar condemns failed coup attempt in Ethiopia
- June 26, 2019

Seare will be buried in his home region of Amhara on Wednesday. Although Abiy's reforms are widely popular, some members of the previous regime are unhappy with the changes and the prime minister has survived a number of threats. Abiy took power 15 months ago and has won widespread worldwide praise for kickstarting political and economic reforms. Ethiopia is due to hold parliamentary elections next year, although the electoral board warned earlier this month that they were behind ... (more...)
Pompeo says USA prepared to remove troops from Afghanistan Pompeo says USA prepared to remove troops from Afghanistan
- June 26, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo , center left, walks with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's Chief of Staff Abdul Salam Rahimi, as he arrives at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan , June 25, 2019, during an unannounced visit. Pompeo's visit to Afghanistan comes just days before the next round of US talks with the Taliban in Doha, where they maintain a political office. It said the identities of the soldiers would not be released until their families had been notified. (more...)
Kim-Trump meeting in DMZ is unlikely Kim-Trump meeting in DMZ is unlikely
- June 26, 2019

North Korea's state news agency KCNA said on Sunday Kim had received a letter from Trump, which he described as being "of excellent content ", but did not disclose any details. 2 post of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea's propaganda and agitation department, was spotted sitting next to Kim Yong-chol to watch the country's propaganda performance last week, an event to celebrate Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the North. (more...)
China hoping Trump-Xi meeting will help bridge differences China hoping Trump-Xi meeting will help bridge differences
- June 26, 2019

This comes after it was confirmed Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold their summit on Saturday. Trump has already imposed 25% tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese imports and China has retaliated with tariffs on USA goods. (more...)
Mum playing chicken runs over own son, kills him Mum playing chicken runs over own son, kills him
- June 26, 2019

Child Protective Services says the mother had two older children removed and placed with relatives in 2013. She initially told police she thought she hit a speed bump when she was going in reverse. Ms Stagg faces 10 years in prison if she is found guilty. "Every parent has an obligation to protect their children, even from themselves", Ogg said in a statement released by her office. (more...)
Fiancee of slain Saudi journalist urges UN action in killing Fiancee of slain Saudi journalist urges UN action in killing
- June 26, 2019

He wrote a monthly column for the Post in which he criticized the policies of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman . "High-level authorities in Saudi Arabia (may be) involved in this murder case, so it must be further investigated", she told an event earlier Tuesday. (more...)
Can’t wish away defence ties with Russia, India to tell Pompeo Can’t wish away defence ties with Russia, India to tell Pompeo
- June 26, 2019

In Delhi, the hope is that Pompeo's visit and the Trump-Modi meeting would yield an accurate assessment of the extent of U.S. intentions on this matter. MEA spokesperson, Raveesh Kumar had said last week that India remains engaged with United States and will see how it can "dispel misconceptions" on the issue. (more...)
Drones Cause Further Disruption At Singapore Airport Drones Cause Further Disruption At Singapore Airport
- June 26, 2019

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said that approximately 15 departures and three arrivals were delayed, while seven flights were diverted on Monday night, reports Channel News Asia . An increase in drone flying has become a growing security concern for airports all over the world. A few days ago, the worldwide airport in Frankfurt am main, considered one of the largest in Europe, was forced to suspend work for half an hour for flying a drone in the southern part of the ... (more...)
Video shows abandoned newborn girl discovered inside plastic bag Video shows abandoned newborn girl discovered inside plastic bag
- June 26, 2019

When the deputy arrived, he opened the plastic bag and found India crying and moving around with her umbilical cord still attached. "I'm so sorry", one responder is heard saying, while another remarks, "She's a sweetheart". It's unclear whether the mother would face charges. Anyone with information regarding her mother, her birth or family is urged to call the sheriff's office at 770-781- 3087. (more...)

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