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Rajinikanth blames anti-social elements for Sterlite protest Rajinikanth blames anti-social elements for Sterlite protest
- June 01, 2018

Ten people were killed on the day of the shootings, and a further three have died since, making this one of the most deadly environmental protests in India since the death of 14 people in West Bengal's Nandigram protests in 2007 against the government's plan to acquire land for industries. (more...)
Trump says North Korea talks positive, expects Kim letter Trump says North Korea talks positive, expects Kim letter
- June 01, 2018

There were reports earlier on Wednesday that South Korean officials were noting "quite significant" differences between the United States and North Korea over denuclearization. Trump's "unexpected" decision, Pyongyang said, was "extremely regrettable". But North Korea flipped on the U.S. in May, blasting Trump officials and saying it was reconsidering the summit. (more...)
NY Times Admits It Vastly Underreported Trump Rally Figure NY Times Admits It Vastly Underreported Trump Rally Figure
- June 01, 2018

Times reporter Julie Davis announced the correction on Twitter , seeming to take a swipe at Trump in the process. The fire marshal's official head-count was 5,500, a number that the paper later used in correcting the story. Silverstein, who blamed the mistake on being distracted by his family, was widely criticized for the blunder. Joseph Pleasant, a public information officer with the Nashville Fire Department, told DailyMail.com on Wednesday: 'Our Fire Marshal's Office counted around ... (more...)
Lush faces backlash over ‘distasteful’ Paid to Lie ad campaign
- June 01, 2018

Twitter account @UKCopHumour was one of the first to react to the campaign. It also wants to extend the scope of the inquiry to cover Scotland, to stop the current practice where the identities of the officers involved and the groups they were conducting surveillance on are not being disclosed to the public. (more...)
Michael Rotondo, New York man evicted by parents, leaves their home Michael Rotondo, New York man evicted by parents, leaves their home
- June 01, 2018

Rotondo says he spent the weekend getting ready to move by going to Lowe's to buy boxes for packing. He says he was offered free packing supplies by a good Samaritan, but turned her down - saying it didn't feel right. Mark Rotondo refused to allow his ousted tenant back inside to search for the toy bricks, insisting instead that he would fetch the items, according to the Post-Standard of Syracuse. (more...)
Bloated dachshund swells to three times normal size
- June 01, 2018

After taking several X-rays, veterinarians discovered that air was being forced and trapped under the pet's skin. The 4-year-old sausage dog was rushed to a local emergency vet when his owner Fran Jennings noticed he was experiencing severe bloating and breathing difficulties, BBC News reports . (more...)
Trump may ban German luxury carmakers next Trump may ban German luxury carmakers next
- June 01, 2018

Reigniting trade war fears, President Donald Trump is said to seek a ban on selling German luxury cars in the U.S . Last month, CNN reported that Trump took up the issue of German imports directly with German Chancellor Angela Merkel . (more...)
Cyclist pulls huge 'zombie' knife on driver after near collision Cyclist pulls huge 'zombie' knife on driver after near collision
- June 01, 2018

The auto then hits an oncoming vehicle and the man, who dropped his bike and pulled out a large blade, proceeds to kick the auto and slash its driver-side windows. Two panicked people are seen inside the vehicle - and the 19-year-old driver flees when the cyclist smashes through the passenger-side window. "The victim later returned to his auto after the suspect made off". (more...)
Canada sanctions more Venezuelans for ‘undermining democracy’ Canada sanctions more Venezuelans for ‘undermining democracy’
- June 01, 2018

The order freezes the assets of the individuals and bars people living in Canada, or Canadians living outside the country, from dealing in property or providing financial services to those on the list. "It is because of the Maduro regime's ongoing abuse of its people and attacks on democracy that Canada has taken a series of punitive actions, including imposing targeted sanctions". (more...)
Giuliani urged Trump not to sack Sessions Giuliani urged Trump not to sack Sessions
- June 01, 2018

The effort is one of the few effective Republican attempts to install guardrails around a president who delights in defying advice and breaking the rules. These conversations continued from March through the end of a year ago, Axios reported . Without public pushback from GOP leaders, Republicans will fall in line behind their president, and Americans will be left with the impression that Mr. (more...)
Study hikes Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria death toll to 4,645 Study hikes Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria death toll to 4,645
- June 01, 2018

Researchers with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center surveyed thousands of survivors and initially estimated that at least 4,645 people died between when the storm struck the USA territory on September 20, 2017 and the end of the year. (more...)
Populist PM to lead new Italian government
- June 01, 2018

The president had balked at the populist parties' choice for finance minister, Paolo Savona , an 81-year-old who has been fiercely critical of the European Union and has suggested Italy should abandon the euro. But the populist Five Star (M5S) and League parties have reportedly agreed on another candidate. But on Thursday it was Juncker who was annoying the Italians, with reported remarks that Italians should do "more work". (more...)
Kim Kardashian 'very hopeful' after prison reform meeting with Trump Kim Kardashian 'very hopeful' after prison reform meeting with Trump
- June 01, 2018

Mays in 2017, who now oversees her case, Johnson expressed her "deep remorse" for the crime she had committed 20 years ago and said that her "bad choices" had affected her life and impacted her entire family. "It was just that simple connection". She continued: "I am so humbled by what you are doing and have already done on my behalf". "She has a job waiting for her. (more...)
Trump visits families of kids killed in Texas school shooting Trump visits families of kids killed in Texas school shooting
- June 01, 2018

We learned last week that his granddaughter was inside the school at the time of the shooting. It was a private event that sold tickets for $5,000 a person for the luncheon or $25,000 for those who wanted to take a photo with the president. (more...)
Hurricane season officially begins in Atlantic Hurricane season officially begins in Atlantic
- June 01, 2018

NOAA's 2018 forecast is very similar to the forecast made before last year's record-setting hurricane season, but the forecast does not include a prediction of where storms will make landfall. Hurricane Irma ripped through the state in late September and was blamed for widespread power outages and at least 84 deaths. The first storm of the season produced torrential rains, flooding, mudslides and high winds. (more...)
US allies hit back at Washington's steel, aluminium tariffs US allies hit back at Washington's steel, aluminium tariffs
- June 01, 2018

They were none other than Canada, Mexico, and the European Union , countries which had previously been exempted. "We want open markets, free markets but we have to convince the USA administration", Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said. Britain's Confederation of British Industry warned against overreaction, saying no one would win on either side of the Atlantic if a major trade war erupted. (more...)
Spain's PM Rajoy gets standing ovation ahead of no-confidence vote Spain's PM Rajoy gets standing ovation ahead of no-confidence vote
- June 01, 2018

The Socialist party leader, Mr Rajoy's arch-rival who called for the vote, is poised to take over as prime minister. Rajoy's departure after six years in office will cast one of the European Union's top four economies into an uncertain political landscape, just as another - Italy - appears to be emerging from a crisis of its own. (more...)
Russian Federation again called on to take responsibility for MH17 Russian Federation again called on to take responsibility for MH17
- June 01, 2018

Russia yesterday rejected calls at the United Nations to accept responsibility for the downing of Flight MH17 over Ukraine after an investigation found that a Russian army missile was used in the attack. According to him, Russian Federation insists on holding a "real" investigation to the real perpetrators were identified on the basis of reliable evidence and brought to justice. (more...)
Spain's Mariano Rajoy Ousted From Power After Corruption Scandal
- June 01, 2018

However, with only 84 seats in the 350-seat parliament, his government will struggle to pass legislation. Podemos has already asked to be part of his new government. The former economics professor regained the Socialists' leadership previous year. It also ordered the party to pay back 245,000 euros ($290,000) received from the scheme to help finance election campaigns. (more...)
Offaly to be hit by thunderstorms amid Met Eireann weather warning Offaly to be hit by thunderstorms amid Met Eireann weather warning
- June 01, 2018

Although Friday is set to be warm and humid, the sunshine will be interrupted by heavy showers in places with a high risk of thundery downpours and spot flooding. Today, however, the weather should stay nice and hot with temperatures set to rise to as high as 27 degrees in some parts of the country. While the worst of the weather will have passed by Saturday morning, the north and north-west may be hit with thunder and showers during the day. (more...)
Spain police arrest fund manager Browder on Russia warrant - Browder tweet Spain police arrest fund manager Browder on Russia warrant - Browder tweet
- June 01, 2018

He later tweeted out what he said was an image of the warrant. Browder confirmed his release on social media. A national police spokeswoman said Browder was released when agents confirmed that an arrest warrant from Russian Federation that appeared in police databases was invalid. (more...)
Spanish PM Rajoy forced out of office Spanish PM Rajoy forced out of office
- June 01, 2018

PNV spokesman Aitor Esteban said: "We believe we are responding to what most Basques want and best complying with our responsibility by voting yes to the motion". There are fears that the Spanish situation could spark an Italian-style political crisis with knock-on effects across the European Union and global financial markets. (more...)
Peacebrokers Recommend South Sudan President Meets Rebel Rival Peacebrokers Recommend South Sudan President Meets Rebel Rival
- June 01, 2018

The resolution passed with the required nine "yes" votes and six abstentions from the 15 member Security Council. The decision obtained simply the minimal 9 "sure" votes, with six worldwide locations abstaining: Russia, China, Bolivia, Kazakhstan, Equatorial Guinea and Ethiopia. (more...)
European Union experiencing an "existential crisis" — George Soros
- June 01, 2018

The campaign is set to launch its manifesto "in the next few days", said Mr Soros in his speech. At a meeting organised by think-tank the European Council on Foreign Relations, Soros said the EU is facing three key problems: the refugee crisis, the territorial disintegration exemplified by Brexit and the austerity policy, triggered by the financial crisis, that "hindered Europe's economic development". (more...)
Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy to be voted out of office
- June 01, 2018

In their verdict, the judges concluded that the PP had run a slush fund of kickbacks from companies "parallel to its official financial structure" from its foundation in 1989 up to 2005, the past year under investigation in the case. "The party is over ", said Joan Baldovi, a representative of tiny regional party Compromis, an ally of Podemos. On Thursday, Rajoy chose not to attend a parliamentary debate on his future, when several opposition parties openly said their lawmakers would vote ... (more...)

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