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Ukraine: 'Politically motivated crime' - claims journalist on Babchenko's murder Ukraine: 'Politically motivated crime' - claims journalist on Babchenko's murder
- May 30, 2018

Police, who said he had multiple gunshot wounds in his back, are working on the theory that he was killed because of his work. Russian foreign minister says his country's secret services had nothing to do with the killing of Arkady Babchenko. (more...)
Police clear out migrant camp in Paris housing up to 1,500 Police clear out migrant camp in Paris housing up to 1,500
- May 30, 2018

On reaching the fourth floor Gassama, who lives in a hostel for immigrants, throws one leg over the balcony before reaching out with his right arm and grabbing the child. "I told him to him that to show our gratitude for this heroic act, his immigration status in France will be officially recognized as soon as possible", Macron tweeted. (more...)
'Not Now, Not Ever': Mexico's Leader Responds to Trump's Border Wall Remark
- May 30, 2018

Not now, not ever". He also promised that Mexico would pay for it, though he offered vague assurances about how. "Sincerely, Mexico (all of us)". President Peña Nieto cancelled an earlier meeting with President Trump after the U.S. In March, the Trump administration said it could fund 100 miles of new and replacement border fencing with the $1.6 billion lawmakers provided for border security. (more...)
Russian Journalist Arkady Babchenko Shot Dead in Kiev
- May 30, 2018

Sheremet, a Belarusian-born Russian citizen who made Kyiv his permanent home, was well known as a hard-hitting reporter and commentator who had worked at prominent media outlets in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine during his decades-long career. (more...)
Colombia Presidential Election: Voters face polarising choice in run off Colombia Presidential Election: Voters face polarising choice in run off
- May 30, 2018

On the campaign trail he promised to be a "Professor President", touting his background as an academic who spent decades teaching math at universities in Colombia. Leading the polls is conservative former senator Ivan Duque, the protege of former President Alvaro Uribe, the chief critic of the peace deal, but surveys suggest he is unlikely to get the more than 50 per cent of the votes required to avoid a June runoff. (more...)
British Vladimir Putin critic 'arrested in Spain on Russian warrant'
- May 30, 2018

Kremlin critic Bill Browder on Wednesday was freed after being briefly arrested in Madrid on an Interpol arrest warrant. "This is the 6th time that Russian Federation has abused Interpol in my case". Vladimir Putin has been chasing after Browder for years. She said: "William Browder was arrested after an Interpol Search and Seizure warrant was issued". (more...)
Palestinian President Abbas hospital stay extended Palestinian President Abbas hospital stay extended
- May 30, 2018

Earlier reports had suggested that Abbas, 83, who was hospitalized last Saturday for follow-ups on an ear surgery, would be discharged on Monday or Tuesday. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas walks inside the hospital in Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian leader, who has been accused of being too cooperative to the Israeli regime over the past years, has consistently rejected calls for an election that could renew his expired four-year mandate. (more...)
Russian journalist shot dead in Ukraine Russian journalist shot dead in Ukraine
- May 30, 2018

Kiev police chief Andriy Krischchenko said Babchenko's death could be linked to his "professional activities". Babchenko, 41, was found bleeding at the entrance to his block of flats by his wife and died in an ambulance. Ukrainian lawmaker Anton Herashchenko said the journalist had gone out to buy some bread, and that the killer was waiting for him. "Ukraine is becoming the most risky country for reporters", Russian lawmaker Yevgeny Revenko said. (more...)
YouTube Deletes Music Videos On Police Advice YouTube Deletes Music Videos On Police Advice
- May 30, 2018

YouTube's removal of 30 violent music videos at the request of British law enforcement this week wasn't unusual: the video giant says it has an established process in place for police around the world to flag potentially unsafe clips. "There are gestures of violence, with hand signals suggesting they are firing weapons and graphic descriptions of what they would do to each other", he continued. (more...)
Italian PM quits four day after being asked to form government Italian PM quits four day after being asked to form government
- May 30, 2018

What makes this a crisis? He also tried to reassure investors on the Italian economy. The EU Commission issued a formal statement declaring, "Italy's fate does not lie in the hands of the financial markets". The latter appears the most likely. "The two populist parties will blame the "establishment" for denying them the right to govern", Piccoli said. The centrist daily Corriere Della Sera suggests that Mr Cottarelli will be a "steady hand at the wheel, in market waters that promise to be ... (more...)
Tommy Robinson Reporting Restriction Lifted, Jailed for 13 Months Tommy Robinson Reporting Restriction Lifted, Jailed for 13 Months
- May 30, 2018

His supporters insist freedom of speech is at stake, while critics say he was actually putting the successful outcome of criminal trials at risk. He was arrested for a breach of the peace, and taken away by police. "In short, Mr. Yaxley-Lennon, turn up at another court, refer to people as "Muslim pedophiles, Muslim rapists" and so on and so forth while trials are ongoing and before there has been a finding by a jury that that is what they are, and you will find yourself inside". (more...)
Evangelist wants $54M jet: 'Jesus wouldn't be riding donkey' Evangelist wants $54M jet: 'Jesus wouldn't be riding donkey'
- May 30, 2018

In a video posted to his ministry's website last week, Jesse Duplantis, who is based in Destrehan , Louisiana, announced that the Jesse Duplantis Ministry has already paid for his three private jets in cash. "We don't hide nothing whatsoever at all". And prosperity gospel preachers have encouraged their flocks to invest heavily in aviation. "We never ask you to give something that (we) don't give ourselves". (more...)
Chelsea owner Abramovich can return to London Chelsea owner Abramovich can return to London
- May 30, 2018

A spokesman for Abramovich declined to comment on the claims. Israel's law of return gives every Jew, or child or grandchild of a Jew, the right to Israeli citizenship. The Sunday Times Rich List put Abramovich's wealth at £9.3bn. They called for global action to tighten loopholes in existing sanctions targeting oligarchs close to Russian President Vladimir Putin . (more...)
Putin critic Bill Browder arrested in Madrid
- May 30, 2018

Browder was taken into custody at his hotel in Madrid just before an 11 a.m. meeting he had planned with Spanish prosecutor Jose Grinda about a money laundering case tied to the fraud uncovered by his lawyer and accountant Sergei Magnitsky, who died in a Russian prison in 2009. (more...)
Georgia Severs Relations with Syria Georgia Severs Relations with Syria
- May 30, 2018

The Georgian Foreign Ministry said in a statement the same day that it had begun procedures to cut relations with Damascus. "A deal has been reached between the Syrian Arab Republic, the Republic of Abkhazia and the Republic of South Ossetia to exchange recognition and set up diplomatic ties at the embassy level", said a Syrian Foreign Ministry official in comments circulated by the state-run SANA news agency on Tuesday. (more...)
PD Investigation After Video Shows Officer Punching Woman In Head PD Investigation After Video Shows Officer Punching Woman In Head
- May 30, 2018

A video shows a Wildwood cop punching a woman in the head on Saturday afternoon. While Regalbuto found the video to be alarming, police said in the statement that the chief does " not want to rush to any judgement until having the final results of the investigation ". (more...)
Mattis says USA to continue operations in South China Sea Mattis says USA to continue operations in South China Sea
- May 30, 2018

During the weekend, two United States warships sailed close to the Paracel Islands, north of the Spratlys, drawing protests from China. The Philippines is prepared to go to war if military personnel are harmed in disputed waters, a top security official said on Wednesday (May 30), firing back at criticism the government was going soft on China and allowing it to militarise the South China Sea. (more...)
President Trump holds a rally in Nashville President Trump holds a rally in Nashville
- May 30, 2018

Can you imagine?" She loves your country. Blackburn, a sitting congresswoman representing part of Middle Tennessee , praised Trump's agenda when the president invited her on stage to speak. Chuck and Nancy - they don't want the wall. Trump is using the campaign appearances to mobilize his core backers by highlighting his accomplishments in office, like improving economic indicators and moving the USA embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, and resurrecting some of his go-to lines from the 2016 ... (more...)
After living in Tel Aviv, Russian reporter shot dead in Kiev
- May 30, 2018

She called emergency services and the 41-year-old was taken to hospital, but he died on the way. A Moscow native, he first rose to prominence in Russia in the early aughts, following the publication of One Soldier's War , a memoir about his time fighting with the Russian army in its war with Chechnya and an indictment of how Russia treats its own-the young men conscripted into its army, as well as the Chechens living on Russian land. (more...)
Israeli intelligence minister denies Gaza ceasefire Israeli intelligence minister denies Gaza ceasefire
- May 30, 2018

Three members of Islamic Jihad were killed in an Israeli strike on Sunday, and the group vowed revenge. In a rare joint statement , Hamas and Islamic Jihad said the fire was in retaliation for Israeli attacks targeting their positions. (more...)
Police to provide update on Mississauga restaurant blast that injured 15
- May 30, 2018

Please call Peel police criminal investigation bureau at 905-453-2121 ext 1233 or leave a tip at Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS. The restaurant is in Mississauga , about 28 km from Toronto . Investigators now believe there was a third person in the vehicle when the hit-and-run occurred. Police said the men in the auto used the vehicle as a weapon, striking the victim, 20, and then fleeing the scene. (more...)
Thousands of nationalist Alternative for Germany supporters march in Berlin Thousands of nationalist Alternative for Germany supporters march in Berlin
- May 30, 2018

Far-right supporters were outnumbered by protesters, including many representing Berlin's club scene, at a political march in the German capital on Sunday. Some of the counter-protesters took to rafts on the Spree river, within sight of the train station. It is now the largest of four opposition parties after the country's two biggest parties finally agreed to continue a centrist "grand coalition" under Ms Merkel earlier this year. (more...)
Seven South African universities feature in latest global rankings Seven South African universities feature in latest global rankings
- May 30, 2018

UJ was included in the 2018-19 edition of the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR)‚ which was released on Monday - and it shot up almost 150 positions from its debut ranking a year ago. Among the top 10 universities are University of California, Berkeley, U.S (sixth); Princeton University, U.S (seventh); Columbia University, U.S (eighth); California Institute of Technology, U.S (ninth); and the University of Chicago, U.S (10th). (more...)
Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer Says The Cambridge Analytica Scandal Led To A "Cultural Shift"
- May 30, 2018

Sandberg said sharing data between the two services had benefits, such as catching people who exploit children, and that Facebook should not be broken up. It was also about Facebook's own lack of action in the years since finding out its user's data had been mishandled three years ago. The Facebook execs covered a lot of ground, including what's being done to disincentivize the economics of clickbait articles; using third-party fact-checkers at the Associated Press across 50 states to combat ... (more...)
Israel and Gaza Exchange Fire in Largest Flare-Up Since 2014 War Israel and Gaza Exchange Fire in Largest Flare-Up Since 2014 War
- May 30, 2018

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said that at least 25 of the projectiles were intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome air defense system. Hamas and the smaller Islamic Jihad militant issued a joint statement Tuesday, claiming shared responsibility for firing rockets and projectiles against Israeli communities near Gaza. (more...)

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