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‘Taking Down’ Islands in Western Pacific is a ‘Core Competency’ - US General
- June 01, 2018

McKenzie, Jr said Thursday when prompted by a question of whether the USA could destroy Beijing's man-made islets. "We continue to seek areas to cooperate with China where we can, but where we can't we're prepared to certainly protect both USA and allied interest in the region", Director of the Joint Staff Lt. (more...)
United States slaps new sanctions on Iran United States slaps new sanctions on Iran
- June 01, 2018

Trump's May 8 withdrawal from the nuclear accord, however, has put this investment at risk and Iranian Petroleum Minister Bijan Zanganeh said the state-owned China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), which already claims 30 percent of the project, could take the French supercompany's 50.1 percent stake. (more...)
Two teenage boys drown in County Clare quarry Two teenage boys drown in County Clare quarry
- June 01, 2018

Two units of Ennis fire service, including their water rescue unit, were initially mobilised to the incident along with Gardaí and Ambulance paramedics. They were airlifted to University Hospital Limerick but this evening news has emerged that both have been pronounced deceased. The two were believed to be part of a group of five or six youths swimming at the quarry on the Tullagh Road near Ennis. (more...)
Trump considering commuting Blagojevich sentence Trump considering commuting Blagojevich sentence
- June 01, 2018

Stewart might have been a Trump fan, but she is a Democrat like Blagojevich. But Trump's willingness to remedy an "unfair" justice system via presidential pardon seems to vanish when speaking about his political enemies. The 1913 conviction of Johnson, who was America's first black heavyweight boxing champion, has always been considered an egregious case of a racially tinged prosecution. (more...)
British pro-Brexit campaigner applies for French residency British pro-Brexit campaigner applies for French residency
- June 01, 2018

Despite EU officials warning that United Kingdom expatriates would likely face increased delays and paperwork following the UK's departure from the bloc, Lord Lawson stated he was not seriously concerned. "One rule for him another for the rest". Lawson, who chaired Britain's Vote Leave campaign, said he was "not worried" about his status as a Briton in France. (more...)
Judge holds hearing on Michael Cohen probe Judge holds hearing on Michael Cohen probe
- June 01, 2018

The possibility of tapes in Cohen's position, and their alleged leaking, were part of the reason Clifford was seeking intervenor status in the case, according to Avenatti. Cohen's team pushed for that deadline to be in mid-July. Cohen's team further claimed that Avenatti's release of financial documents revealing Cohen was paid by major USA companies and foreign governments for consulting services should also bar him from the case. (more...)
Australia 'complicit' in Malaysia corruption: Anwar
- June 01, 2018

Leading politician Anwar Ibrahim today claimed that Australia was complicit in alleged corruption by the former government as he called on Canberra to send home a policeman implicated in a murder scandal. "You can't have a trial when a person is detained elsewhere", he added. "I will express my views frankly, I'm not in the government, I'm not particularly anxious about diplomatic rules here", he said. (more...)
WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook users to start paying tax - Parliament WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook users to start paying tax - Parliament
- June 01, 2018

Uganda's parliament passed a law late on Wednesday imposing a tax of 200 shillings (five cents) a day on users of so-called "over-the-top" services which publish content bypassing traditional distributors. With little access to formal banking services, many Ugandans rely on mobile telephone companies to store and transfer money electronically. The country has a population of more than 40 million. (more...)
China To Host Iranian President During SCO Summit In June China To Host Iranian President During SCO Summit In June
- June 01, 2018

This is the first time Iran agrees to include one of the regional files in the nuclear agreement. The EU parties should also promise not to raise the issues of Iran's missile program and regional influence in talks with the Islamic Republic, the motion says. (more...)
USA officials meet North Koreans to plan for possible Trump-Kim summit USA officials meet North Koreans to plan for possible Trump-Kim summit
- June 01, 2018

Trump tweeted: "We have put a great team together for our talks with North Korea ". In the case of the Iran deal, a detailed plan struck in 2015 that Mr. Kim, the US ambassador to the Philippines, also served as ambassador to South Korea and was part of the usa negotiating team that last held substantive denuclearization talks with North Korea during the George W. (more...)
Helena area included in severe thunderstorm, flood watch Helena area included in severe thunderstorm, flood watch
- June 01, 2018

Since the storms will be moving quickly, the threat for severe weather will likely diminish quickly during the evening hours as the storms move away. Hazards include 60 miles per hour winds and penny-size hail that could damage roofs, siding and trees, according to the weather service. (more...)
Televangelist Jesse Duplantis is asking followers to fund a $54 million jet Televangelist Jesse Duplantis is asking followers to fund a $54 million jet
- June 01, 2018

Duplantis, who is based in New Orleans, Louisiana, says he needs the new toy so badly because it can go anywhere in the world in one stop as opposed to the other three jets. Jesse Duplantis , a televangelist, said he was initially hesitant about the $77 million price tag said but Jesus "wouldn't be riding a donkey", the BBC reports. (more...)
Rape seldom violent, so doesn't deserve jail sentence - Germaine Greer Rape seldom violent, so doesn't deserve jail sentence - Germaine Greer
- June 01, 2018

Harvey Weinstein got to be free for almost eight months before turning himself in for rape. Greer has long divided public opinion , and her comments on rape have sparked outrage many times before. You might want to believe that the penis is a lethal weapon and that all women live in fear of that lethal weapon, well that's b--. "We don't live in terror of the penis". (more...)
Five hurt as vehicle hits pedestrians Five hurt as vehicle hits pedestrians
- June 01, 2018

At least five people have been injured after a auto reportedly hit pedestrians in Manchester . The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and immediately fled the scene. People were flung everywhere. A forensic tent is believed to have been put up on the scene. Greater Manchester Police said there was no evidence to indicate the collision was terror-related. (more...)
Red Cross: Palestinians wounded in Gaza unrest Red Cross: Palestinians wounded in Gaza unrest
- June 01, 2018

The exchange of fire on Tuesday and into the early hours of Wednesday began with a barrage of rocket and mortars into Israel from Gaza. Kuwait, the non-permanent council representative of Arab nations, blocked a US -drafted statement at the meeting. (more...)
Catholic church joins redress scheme for victims of child sexual abuse
- June 01, 2018

That inquiry heard from more than 2,500 survivors of abuse in facilities managed by the Catholic Church and recommended a scheme to support victims with counselling, psychological care and financial payments. Legislation to establish the compensation scheme passed through parliament on Tuesday and is due to come into effect from Jul 1. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull asked if all states and institutions across Australia, who opted into the scheme could provide support to around ... (more...)
TBS under fire after Samantha Bee makes vulgar comments about Ivanka Trump TBS under fire after Samantha Bee makes vulgar comments about Ivanka Trump
- June 01, 2018

The vehicle classifieds site pulled its sponsorship of the show, saying "the comments expressed by Samantha Bee were offensive and unacceptable and do not reflect the views of our company". In a clip Bee played, Sessions, the attorney general, said: "If you don't want your child to be separated, then don't bring them across the border illegally". (more...)
Donald Trump Considering Pardon for Martha Stewart, Commuting Gov. Rod Blagojevich Sentence
- June 01, 2018

Trump pardoned Libby in April. Trump tells reporters that Blagojevich said something dumb but that "lots of politicians" do and thinks his sentence is excessive. Some conservatives complained of selective prosecution against D'Souza. D'Souza thanked those who urged Trump to pardon him, and took a swipe at Preet Bharara, the USA attorney who prosecuted him. (more...)
Prime Minister in Paris for Libya conference Prime Minister in Paris for Libya conference
- June 01, 2018

The U.N. -backed conference aims at securing parliamentary and presidential elections in the North African country, if possible by the end of 2018. Taher el-Sonni, an adviser to the head of Libya's Tripoli-based UN-backed unity government Fayez al-Sarraj made the announcement on his Twitter account following a UN-sponsored global summit, hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, to help resolve the political deadlock in Libya. (more...)
Ex-Israeli spy chief: PM Benjamin Netanyahu planned Iran strike in 2011 Ex-Israeli spy chief: PM Benjamin Netanyahu planned Iran strike in 2011
- June 01, 2018

In an interview with Ovda's Ilana Dayan, former Mossad head Tamir Pardo revealed that he questioned the legality of the prime minister's order and even considered resigning . "In the end, if I get an order and if I get an instruction from the prime minister, I am supposed to carry it out", he said. Netanyahu reportedly told an ex-chief of staff of the Israeli Defense Forces, Benny Gantz, that they should be prepared to carry on actions within 15 days after an order to strike. (more...)
Trump Contradicts Himself by Claiming He Didn't Fire Comey Over Russia Trump Contradicts Himself by Claiming He Didn't Fire Comey Over Russia
- June 01, 2018

Rosenstein had written a three-page letter faulting Comey for his handling of an investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's email practices as secretary of State. The president said this week that he wished he appointed a different attorney general. A McCabe spokeswoman declined to comment, as did a representative for the Justice Department. (more...)
Ukraine: Reporter’s fake murder involved pig’s blood, morgue Ukraine: Reporter’s fake murder involved pig’s blood, morgue
- May 31, 2018

Ukrainian authorities had said that Arkady Babchenko , a 41-year-old critic of President Vladimir Putin and of Russian policy in Ukraine and Syria, had been shot dead at his flat on Tuesday. Did you want Babchenko killed?... The Ukrainian agents told him the Russian security services had placed an order for his slaying the month before that, Babchenko, who fled Russia in February 2017 because of what he described as death threats. (more...)
Trump's net worth fell $100 million over the past year Trump's net worth fell $100 million over the past year
- May 31, 2018

Trump's net worth was estimated by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index at $2.8 billion, down from $2.9 billion in June of a year ago. Trump's 16 golf courses and resorts dropped in value by $70 million over the a year ago, according to Bloomberg , including his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida. (more...)
US imposing steel and aluminium tariffs on Canada, Mexico US imposing steel and aluminium tariffs on Canada, Mexico
- May 31, 2018

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker only discovered the news when he was passed a note during a speech he was making in Brussels. He added that Europe will respond with "counterbalancing measures" soon. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire termed the USA tariffs as "unjustified unjustifiable and dangerous". That means that President Donald Trump will be face to face with a number of leaders who have taken retaliatory action against the US when he makes his closely watched ... (more...)
Mexican reporter killed in northern border state Mexican reporter killed in northern border state
- May 31, 2018

Tamaulipas state attorney general said authorities are "opening an investigation to identify and locate those responsible for the homicide". Pictures from the crime scene showed the journalist's bloodied body, shirtless and missing a shoe, abandoned on a narrow dirt road on the outskirts of Ciudad Victoria. (more...)

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