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Italy Populists on Brink of Power After Market Meltdown Italy Populists on Brink of Power After Market Meltdown
- May 31, 2018

Sergio Mattarella , the Italian president, who would have to formally approve the new government's leader and slate of ministers, signalled on Wednesday evening that he was ready to install a technocratic government if a deal could not be reached, but made a decision to give Di Maio and Salvini more time to draw up a list of ministers that could be accepted by all parties. (more...)
Assad raises prospect of clashes with USA forces in Syria Assad raises prospect of clashes with USA forces in Syria
- May 31, 2018

Around 2,000 USA special forces troops are believed to be on the ground in Syria, where they have aided a group called the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which is led by the YPG, a Kurdish militia. Missiles fire is seen over Damascus on May 10 as Israel struck targets in Syria. To protect the sovereignty of Syria, Assad vowed to " improve our air defense, this is the only thing we can do, and we are doing that ". (more...)
Denmark bans burqa in public spaces Denmark bans burqa in public spaces
- May 31, 2018

The ban also targets other accessories that hide the face such as balaclavas and false beards. Fines will range from 1,000 Danish crowns ($160) for a first offence to 10,000 crowns for the fourth violation. In 2016 Angela Merkel proposed banning full-face veils "wherever it is legally possible", though no national legislation has yet been passed. "[The] Parliament has clearly stated that the burqa and niqab do not belong in Denmark", said Danish People's Party spokesperson Martin ... (more...)
US Pacific Command renamed US Indo-Pacific Command US Pacific Command renamed US Indo-Pacific Command
- May 31, 2018

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in prepared remarks. The officials said the name change reflects the connectivity between the Pacific and Indian Oceans that is a key factor in providing security in the Pacific region. Soon after coming to power, the Trump administration had renamed Asia Pacific as Indo-Pacific and identified India as one bookend of the region. Davidson is replacing Adm. (more...)
Obama referred to Trump as 'cartoon' after election, according to adviser's book
- May 31, 2018

Obama reportedly asked a furious Rhodes. The New York Times on Thursday said the new book by Obama's long-time national security adviser Benjamin Rhodes is set to be published next week by Random House. No facts. No consequences. Obama expressed concern by calling Trump a "cartoon" and saying: "We're about to find out just how resilient our institutions are, at home and around the world". (more...)
"We May Be Heading for Another Major Financial Crisis" — George Soros
- May 31, 2018

He said Mr Soros's reputation as the "man who broke the Bank of England" in 1992, when the financier bet against sterling on the money markets, was an "unrelated issue" to the anti-Brexit push. "This would be good for Britain but would also render Europe a great service by rescinding Brexit and not creating a hard-to-fill hole in the European budget". (more...)
Trump to pardon conservative commentator convicted of campaign finance violations Trump to pardon conservative commentator convicted of campaign finance violations
- May 31, 2018

D'Souza pleaded guilty in 2014 to illegally using straw donors in 2012 to donate to a Republican Senate candidate in NY. D'Souza was sentenced to five years of probation for violating federal campaign law. More recently he made headlines when he criticised survivors of the Parkland, Florida school shooting in February that left 17 people dead. "Worst news since their parents told them to get summer jobs", D'Souza wrote at the time. (more...)
Woman shaves legs in crowded Florida hotel pool Woman shaves legs in crowded Florida hotel pool
- May 31, 2018

The video has garnered 55.5 thousand upvotes on the side and more than 1,600 comments before the comments were turned off. One commenter added: "That is so disgusting". Another said: "I used to lifeguard at a YMCA so figured I've seen it all until this video. I would never swim in a public pool after that experience", one person alleged. (more...)
Trump’s immigration policy: Up the cruelty, dodge the blame Trump’s immigration policy: Up the cruelty, dodge the blame
- May 31, 2018

Trump took office. "Did the Trump administration separate almost 1,500 immigrant children from their parents at the border, and then lose track of them?" asked the article . "The Unaccompanied Alien Children Program was never intended, however, to be a foster-care system with more than 10,000 children in custody, which is the case today, at an immediate cost to the federal taxpayer of over $1 billion a year". (more...)
Trump Denounces Jay-Z’s ‘Filthy’ Language At Hillary Clinton Rally -Years Later Trump Denounces Jay-Z’s ‘Filthy’ Language At Hillary Clinton Rally -Years Later
- May 31, 2018

He described Obama as heavily shaken at the thought of being replaced by a man who had questioned his birth. Obama visited US troops in Baghdad in April 2009 and made eight visits in all to Afghanistan, while former President George W. Rhodes paints a picture of how German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Obama that she felt more obliged to run for another term because of Trump's election "to defend the liberal worldwide order". (more...)
Who is Kim Jong Who is Kim Jong
- May 31, 2018

Since then, Trump has suggested the meeting could be back on. Last week, Mr. Trump announced that he had called off the summit, citing "open hostility" from North Korea . Secretary of State having already spoken with Kim during his recent visit to Pyongyang in early May. They later reported that Kim changed his flight to go to NY on Wednesday, but it wasn't clear why. (more...)
Alleged IS supporter changes plea in Prince George plot
- May 31, 2018

Rashid also posted suggestions of which British football stadiums terrorists could strike, following the deadly attack outside Besiktas's ground in Turkey, his trial previously heard. The rest of the Royal Family was also on a "hitlist" in a "book of terror" Rashid shared online with followers - who called him Rapunzel. A magazine he was producing contained suggestions to strike the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation with vehicles, weapons or bombs. (more...)
Donald Trump says, Mueller team will meddle in midterm polls Donald Trump says, Mueller team will meddle in midterm polls
- May 31, 2018

For over a year, Donald Trump has maintained that the Robert Mueller probe is a "witch hunt" concocted by the Democrats to stain the integrity of his administration. "But we are literally a few days away from being able to see this report. I don't know if they've aired them out yet, but he's not going to fire him before this is over, nor do I think he should". (more...)
US plans walkout as Syria takes reins of UN disarmament forum US plans walkout as Syria takes reins of UN disarmament forum
- May 31, 2018

Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said in a statement. "Let me be clear: we can not permit "business as usual" in the CD while Syria presides over this body", he said. Syrian government forces are suspected of using chemical weapons several times in that country's civil war, according to United Nations human rights investigators. (more...)
UCLA ranks as second-best public university nationwide, ninth in world UCLA ranks as second-best public university nationwide, ninth in world
- May 31, 2018

The US continues to dominate the rankings, counting eight institutions in the top 10 and 44 across the top 100. There has been no change in the top four from that of last year's list led by Harvard University , Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University , all from the U.S. (more...)
Doctors who treated Skripals are not sure about their further health state Doctors who treated Skripals are not sure about their further health state
- May 31, 2018

Lorna Wilkinson, director of nursing at the hospital, said she was left wondering how big the situation would get when policeman Nick Bailey became the third person admitted in connection with the poisoning. Once the Skripals were stable and able to speak, the key concern for medical staff was how their production of the key enzyme acetylcholinesterase - needed to re-establish their normal body functions - could be stimulated. (more...)
Skripal poisoning: Medics reveal fears - BBC Newsnight Skripal poisoning: Medics reveal fears - BBC Newsnight
- May 31, 2018

Britain says Russian Federation was behind the poisoning with the military-grade nerve agent. You can see more of the interviews on BBC Newsnight on BBC Two tonight (Tuesday May 29th) at 10.30pm. The hospital got advice from experts at a United Kingdom laboratory for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear warfare, commonly known as Porton Down. (more...)
Steel industry braces for U.S. tariffs on European exports
- May 31, 2018

The Wall Street Journal reported that the tariffs could be announced as early as Thursday. Meanwhile, European Union Ambassador to the United States David O'Sullivan said earlier that the EU will likely respond with "counterbalancing" tariffs on U.S. (more...)
Trump tweets he wishes he picked someone other than Sessions for AG Trump tweets he wishes he picked someone other than Sessions for AG
- May 31, 2018

Gowdy, a former prosecutor before his congressional career, said he was comfortable with the term informant, not spy. Giuliani said he doesn't expect Trump to fire Mueller or Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whom Trump attacked Wednesday over his decision to recuse himself from the investigation. (more...)
EU to ‘swiftly’ hit Venezuela with sanctions over election EU to ‘swiftly’ hit Venezuela with sanctions over election
- May 31, 2018

It recognized 8,292 executions outdoors of the judicial course of since 2015 and greater than 12,000 individuals arbitrarily detained for the reason that presidential elections of 2013, together with greater than 1,300 political prisoners. (more...)
North Korea's Kim Yong Chol in USA for meeting with Mike Pompeo North Korea's Kim Yong Chol in USA for meeting with Mike Pompeo
- May 31, 2018

After the North's combative statements, there was debate inside the Trump administration about whether it marked a real turn to belligerence or a feint to see how far Kim Jong Un could push the U.S.in the lead-up to the talks. They are expected to resume Thursday and may continue as the NY meetings begin. Kim's journey to the USA caps a frenetic few days of meetings between North Korean and American officials. (more...)
'You're all going to die' 'You're all going to die'
- May 31, 2018

In them, he lays out details of his plans for the attack. "When you see me on the news, you'll know who I am", he said. He laughs and then says, "You're all going to die". Prosecutors on Wednesday released three chilling videos of Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz detailing his plans to become famous after plotting to kill people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (more...)
Trump will hit European Union with steel, aluminum tariffs
- May 31, 2018

Trump slapped 25 percent tariffs on imported steel and 10 percent on aluminum in March, but granted reprieve to the EU, Canada and Mexico until June 1 for further talks to take place. French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel each lobbied Trump for a waiver during recent trips to the White House. The EU has vowed to hit back at the U.S. (more...)
Wildwood police release body camera footage of controversial beach arrest Wildwood police release body camera footage of controversial beach arrest
- May 31, 2018

In 2017, she pleaded guilty to two counts and was ordered to pay over $7,000 in restitution and sentenced to four years probation. An attorney for Weinman tells CBS3 this new video doesn't change anything and that it's not consistent with what Wildwood has claimed, that she was the aggressor. (more...)
Hysteria Aside, Losing Track of Immigrant Kids Nothing New Hysteria Aside, Losing Track of Immigrant Kids Nothing New
- May 31, 2018

Cable news hosts, out of the blue, have discovered the federal government does a lousy job of keeping track of illegal immigrant children who arrive alone at the U.S. government parlance, "unaccompanied alien children" (UACs). An official from the Health and Human Services Department told a congressional hearing last month that his department placed follow-up phone calls from October to December to US households that were sponsoring minors who crossed the border without their parents. (more...)

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