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Kathleen Wynne concedes as Ontario Liberals trail NDP, PCs in polls
- June 02, 2018

It's about the people of this province. The premier, whose party has been trailing behind the Progressive Conservatives and the New Democrats in the polls, is urging voters to elect as many Liberals as possible to prevent the other parties from forming a majority government. (more...)
U.S. in talks to move missile defense system to Germany
- June 02, 2018

Reuters also cited a senior German military official, who underlined the need for more radars across the European continent, to better track and monitor potential threats. A US military official told the newspaper that there had been preparatory talks with Germans over the relocation of a THAAD system to Rammstein Air Base in Germany, where the US Air Force in Europe and the NATO Allied Air Command have their regional headquarters. (more...)
Commerce Secretary Ross Brings EU to the Negotiating Table with Tariff Threats Commerce Secretary Ross Brings EU to the Negotiating Table with Tariff Threats
- June 02, 2018

Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, said, "The U.S. leaves us no choice but to proceed with a WTO dispute settlement case and the imposition of additional duties on a number of U.S. Unilateral responses and threats over trade war will solve nothing of the serious imbalances in the world trade. The US decision to enact the steel and aluminum tariffs comes after European Union trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Ross met in Paris on Wednesday . (more...)
U.S. in Early Discussions for Potential Meeting Between Trump, Putin
- June 02, 2018

While there's nothing inherently suspicious about an American president trying to have talks with Russia , Trump's long and freakish history with Putin - which include excessive praise of the authoritarian leader as well as the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and potential collusion with the Trump campaign - makes the plan more noteworthy. (more...)
Venezuela releases 39 political prisoners Venezuela releases 39 political prisoners
- June 02, 2018

Critics say the site is used by Maduro to crack down on his opponents. In the past two weeks, Maduro has met with a Vatican envoy, a US senator and key members of the country's opposition, who've long made the release of political prisoners a central demand in previous but ultimately failed talks with the government. (more...)
Cargo ship drops containers off Australia, nappies wash up on beaches
- June 02, 2018

Sections of another container were found on rocks at Yacaaba Headland. The scattered containers, and the cargo they contain-including nappies, surgical masks and building supplies- now pose a danger to other marine craft along the coast. "Even in the best of conditions they're hard to spot, but at night and in a swell, nearly impossible", Roads and Maritime Services executive director Angus Mitchell said. (more...)
New Catalan leader wants independence talks with new Spanish PM New Catalan leader wants independence talks with new Spanish PM
- June 02, 2018

Spain's King Felipe VI, left, with Spain's new Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who was sworn in at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid , on Saturday. Mr Torra, a fervent separatist, also announced that his government had sued Mariano Rajoy - who has been ousted as prime minister - and his deputy, Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, for abuse of power over their blocking of an earlier Cabinet proposal. (more...)
CRPF vehicle hit youth during protest in Nowhatta CRPF vehicle hit youth during protest in Nowhatta
- June 02, 2018

The matter precedes Home Minister Rajnath Singh's visit to the state as part of the Centre's efforts to reach out to Kashmiri youth after the government declared a ceasefire during the month of Ramzan. Rail services between north Kashmir's Baramulla and the Bannihal town in Jammu region were also suspended for the day. Meanwhile, in a message on Twitter, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said: "Earlier they tied people to jeeps & paraded ... (more...)
Italian president swears in western Europe's first populist government Italian president swears in western Europe's first populist government
- June 02, 2018

He was confronted by a group of recently laid-off workers protesting outside parliament. In an unscripted blast from the parade route, Conte insisted Italy wasn't alone in facing cases of corruption and declared that "we all have to work for legality". (more...)
US hits EU, Mexico and Canada with steel, aluminium tariffs US hits EU, Mexico and Canada with steel, aluminium tariffs
- June 02, 2018

That hasn't been done. Speaking to the BBC News Channel, he said: "President Trump is a bully". In a statement , Mr Gardiner said national security was being used as an excuse for the "unjustified" tariffs, which present a "grave threat" to thousands of United Kingdom jobs. (more...)
Visa payment system hit by outage in Europe Visa payment system hit by outage in Europe
- June 02, 2018

You may be having problems with your Visa card. At this present time, it's not known if the Visa system has been hacked or if it's an internal failure, but the impact is certainly being felt far and wide. We will update when we know more. The Bank of Ireland has taken to Twitter to assure customers they can make withdrawals at any BOI cash mashines. (more...)
Tories urged to launch an independent inquiry into Islamophobia Tories urged to launch an independent inquiry into Islamophobia
- June 02, 2018

The MCB specifically criticised the party for failing to take action against Tory MP Bob Blackman , "who was forced to apologise after sharing a link from an anti-Muslim US website in March", reports The Guardian . He was invited by an organisation without my knowledge. Since being appointed Tory party chairman in a Cabinet reshuffle in January by British Prime Minister Theresa May, Brandon Lewis has launched a code of conduct for MPs and local election candidates and encouraged ... (more...)
USA military actions killed almost 500 civilians in Trump's first year USA military actions killed almost 500 civilians in Trump's first year
- June 02, 2018

The figures accounted for casualties in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Yemen. There are still "450 reports of civilian casualties", however, that "remained to be assessed", indicating the Pentagon itself could increase the toll. The summery was also to include "the range of assessed combatant and non-combatant deaths resulting from those strikes", and was to be made public "annually on May 1, consistent with the need to protect sources and methods". (more...)
Secretly Collected DNA Led to Suspect's Arrest in Golden State Killer Case Secretly Collected DNA Led to Suspect's Arrest in Golden State Killer Case
- June 02, 2018

The documents released detail the case that Sacramento County sheriff's investigators pieced together to obtain an arrest warrant in April. "On April 18, 2018, a surreptitious sample from DeAngelo was collected from the driver's side auto door handle he was directly observed driving", according to the affidavit. (more...)
Anti-abortion centre Stanton Healthcare peddling false cancer claims to women Anti-abortion centre Stanton Healthcare peddling false cancer claims to women
- June 02, 2018

It comes as the Prime Minister faces intense pressure to impose liberal abortion laws on the Province, in the wake of the Republic of Ireland's referendum. Amid the rally on Thursday, police seized some pills and a robot used to distribute them. While Marianne Taylor ("Now let Northern Ireland vote for abortion, too", The Herald, May 28) may rejoice that women have freedom over their own bodies, who is weeping for the unborn whose hearts have been stopped and who have not been able to ... (more...)
Canada to impose tariffs on US, challenge at WTO Canada to impose tariffs on US, challenge at WTO
- June 02, 2018

Guajardo said retaliation was aimed at products chosen to hit districts with important lawmakers who had been warning Trump not to mess with Mexico. The tariffs, which have prompted several challenges at the WTO, are aimed at allowing the United States steel and aluminum industries to increase their capacity utilization rates above 80 percent for the first time in years. (more...)
US Boasts ‘Taking Down Small Islands’ Not a Problem US Boasts ‘Taking Down Small Islands’ Not a Problem
- June 02, 2018

He later clarified that he was referring to USA military operations during World War II. Vietnam on Thursday reiterated that all sovereign states have the rights to carry out lawful activities in the South China Sea , which it calls the East Sea, after USA warships sailed near islands in the disputed waters last Sunday. (more...)
Trump says June 12 summit with North Korea will go ahead Trump says June 12 summit with North Korea will go ahead
- June 02, 2018

Treasury for his reported involvement in multiple terrorist attacks, including the 2014 hacking of Sony. Ahead of the meeting, top-level United States officials had not read the missive from Kim to Trump, but were aware generally of its contents, a person familiar with the matter said. (more...)
Attack in Saudi city of Taif kills at least one Attack in Saudi city of Taif kills at least one
- June 02, 2018

Local news site Sabq reported attackers stole the officer's vehicle before forcing their way into the military location. The two attackers clashed with security personnel, and one of them was injured and arrested, while the second one fled the scene. (more...)
German prosecutors apply for Puigdemont's extradition to Spain
- June 02, 2018

Germany's federal prosecutors say they have filed a formal request to extradite deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to Spain. It is now up to the higher regional court in Schleswig-Holstein to decide on the extradition, although it is unclear when any ruling will come. (more...)
Trump to host Abe as plans for North Korea summit gear up Trump to host Abe as plans for North Korea summit gear up
- June 02, 2018

The estimates of cars Japanese automakers produce in the United States is twice the number it exports to the country, Abe stated. If Trump decides to rein in auto imports, the production shift could accelerate and hollow out the domestic industry, which has contributed significantly to Japan's employment and growth. (more...)
USA imposes steel tariffs on Canada and Mexico
- June 02, 2018

The resulting slowdown would affect more than $200 billion in USA exports, PIIE projects . 'And I believe in the word reciprocal. You're gonna charge five times, we're gonna charge five times. Trump accused Mexico - a location where USA and European automakers conduct manufacturing - as having "taken" US companies. A big percentage of them. (more...)
Watch Trump straight up lie about reading the letter from Kim Jong
- June 02, 2018

And the envelope is literally huge. Kim, making the visit to hand deliver a letter from Kim Jong Un , spoke with Trump for over an hour and a half in the Oval Office. When Trump came out, he fielded questions from a gaggle of reporters, including if North Korea's total denuclearization was still on the table. Now that the summit is back on , Trump faces pressure to ensure that it goes off without a hitch. (more...)
Forensic psychiatrist who aided JonBenet Ramsey probe killed Forensic psychiatrist who aided JonBenet Ramsey probe killed
- June 02, 2018

The outlet reports witnesses near the scene heard a loud argument outside the office, followed by gun shots. Police said it is unknown whether the shooting is connected to Pitt's work. A decade later, Pitt helped Phoenix police as they tried to catch an attacker known as the "Baseline Killer", who terrorized the city in summer 2006. (more...)
Brexit: DUP's Wilson dismisses 'border buffer zone' plan
- June 02, 2018

Another strong possibility is that these plans will be rejected by the Democratic Unionist Party, which supports Theresa May's minority government, as DUP leader Arlene Foster has remained clear in stating her party would oppose any proposal that Northern Ireland operate under different regulations to the UK. (more...)

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