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Oglethorpe sheriff hires Athens officer fired for striking suspect with auto Oglethorpe sheriff hires Athens officer fired for striking suspect with auto
- June 05, 2018

Patmon was taken to the hospital by ambulance, but only suffered minor injuries, police say . Saulters attempted twice to block Patmon with his patrol auto. The report continues to say that had the suspect committed an offense that would have warranted the use of deadly force, Sauters' actions "may have been objectively reasonable and would have been evaluated under such facts". (more...)
Anti-nuke Nobel victor ICAN offer to pay Trump-Kim summit Anti-nuke Nobel victor ICAN offer to pay Trump-Kim summit
- June 05, 2018

The White House said Monday that US President Donald Trump's meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un is set for 9 a.m. on June 12 in Singapore . "Meetings to adjust agenda items will likely continue to be held at Panmunjeom or elsewhere until the summit next week", Shin said. Experts have voiced concern that despite Trump's claim to be the world's greatest dealmaker, he knows little about North Korea, arms control or global diplomacy. (more...)
US official charged with taking $800,000 from Chinese US official charged with taking $800,000 from Chinese
- June 05, 2018

Former State Department official Kevin Mallory was arrested previous year for spying for China. He was arrested Saturday on his way to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and charged with attempting to gather defense information, structuring money transactions and smuggling goods from the U.S. (more...)
Amnesty International accuses West of war crimes in Syria Amnesty International accuses West of war crimes in Syria
- June 05, 2018

Attacks by the USA -led coalition against Islamic State in the Syrian city of Raqqa previous year may have broken worldwide law by endangering the lives of civilians, rights group Amnesty global said on Tuesday. Tens of thousands of airstrikes were carried out in the city, Amnesty said, adding that United States forces "admitted to firing 30,000 artillery rounds during the offensive". (more...)
Deaths, injuries reported after volcano erupts in Guatemala Deaths, injuries reported after volcano erupts in Guatemala
- June 05, 2018

Guatemala City's global airport had been closed because of the risks posed to planes but was reopened mid-morning Monday after workers cleared away ash. In addition, there are 46 people injured, majority seriously, more than 1.7 million being hit by the disaster, including 3,271 ordered evacuated and 1,787 in shelters in the departments of Escuintla, Sacatepequez and Chimaltenango since the eruption on Sunday, June 3. (more...)
Russia wants 'united and prosperous EU': Putin
- June 05, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin, in an interview broadcast on Monday, said he did not want to divide the European Union as he prepared to visit Austria in his first bilateral trip to a West European country in nearly a year. But unlike most western European countries, Austria did not expel Russian diplomats over the poisoning in Britain of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter. (more...)
Details of PM's birth plan released Details of PM's birth plan released
- June 05, 2018

Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford have also detailed how they will handle publicity around the birth - as they brace for a deluge of domestic and worldwide media interest. An official statement will follow from the prime minister's office. The statement said Ardern and her partner, Clarke Gayford, would "share with the public some moments with their new baby" at the hospital but expect privacy during the six weeks she will have off work. (more...)
U.S. ambassador: Any Trump-Putin summit 'would be a ways off' U.S. ambassador: Any Trump-Putin summit 'would be a ways off'
- June 05, 2018

USA intelligence agencies in January 2017 concluded that Russian Federation had interfered in the 2016 presidential election in a bid to secure Trump's election. They met on the sidelines of the G-20 summit last July in Hamburg, Germany, and in November at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam. (more...)
Manafort Attempted to Tamper With Potential Witnesses, Mueller Says Manafort Attempted to Tamper With Potential Witnesses, Mueller Says
- June 05, 2018

In a declaration filed with Mr. Mueller's motion, a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Brock Domin, said Mr. Manafort had attempted to call, text and send encrypted messages in February to two people from "The Hapsburg Group", a firm he worked with to promote the interests of Ukraine. (more...)
Guatemala volcanic eruption leaves 25 and 3,000 fleeing homes from 700c lava Guatemala volcanic eruption leaves 25 and 3,000 fleeing homes from 700c lava
- June 05, 2018

It's not yet known if any of those people were among the growing death toll, but volcanologists unanimously agreed that it's never safe to stand beneath a pyroclastic flow and gawk at it. Images in the news media and on social media showed people and villages caked in ash. Farmers covered in ash fled for their lives as civil defense workers tried to relocate them to shelters. (more...)
Migrants killed after boat sinks off coast of Tunisia Migrants killed after boat sinks off coast of Tunisia
- June 05, 2018

Sixty-eight others - from Tunisia and elsewhere - were rescued by the coastguard. The figure confirmed by Tunisian authorities already makes the shipwreck the deadliest in the Mediterranean since February 2, when 90 people drowned off the coast of Libya, according to the IOM. (more...)
Turkey, US Agreed Roadmap of YPG's Withdrawal From Syria's Manbij Turkey, US Agreed Roadmap of YPG's Withdrawal From Syria's Manbij
- June 05, 2018

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met in their first encounter in Washington D.C . to primarily finalize a joint work to end a bilateral dispute over the presence of the YPG troops in Manbij. He said Turkey rejected "threatening language" from the USA on the issue, saying it is "not constructive". "They considered the recommendations of the Turkey-U.S". (more...)
U.S. Envoy To Germany Richard Grenell Wants To 'Empower' Europe's Conservatives U.S. Envoy To Germany Richard Grenell Wants To 'Empower' Europe's Conservatives
- June 05, 2018

Germany's foreign ministry is now demanding that Grenell clarify his comments in a meeting set for later this week, and German politicians have accused him of violating diplomatic protocol. German media also published the interview with some publications like Die Welt offering similar coverage to their US and United Kingdom media counterparts while the English-language version of Handelsblatt ran a headline claiming the Ambassador was seeking "regime change", despite this not ... (more...)
BSF soldiers killed in Pakistani firing along International Border in Akhnoor BSF soldiers killed in Pakistani firing along International Border in Akhnoor
- June 05, 2018

Just days after agreeing to implement the ceasefire agreement of 2003 in letter and spirit, Pakistan has indulged in cross border firing leading to the death of two soldiers of the Border Security Force . On May 29, the DGMOs of India and Pakistan agreed to "fully implement" the ceasefire pact of 2003 in "letter and spirit" forthwith to stop border skirmishes in J&K. (more...)
Iran plans to boost uranium enrichment capacity
- June 05, 2018

Th head of Iran's nuclear agency said Tuesday his country is set to begin upgrading its uranium enrichment capabilities, hours after Tehran's supreme leader ordered nuclear activity to ramp up and warned Europe it could pull out of the landmark 2015 nuclear accord. (more...)
Grenfell Tower inquiry to hear first evidence on why deadly fire spread Grenfell Tower inquiry to hear first evidence on why deadly fire spread
- June 05, 2018

Martin Moore-Bick, the chairman of the inquiry, vowed to provide answers to victims' families as the tributes ended last week. Seventy-two people died after fire broke out in the West London tower block in what became the deadliest fire in the United Kingdom since 1988. (more...)
Sixty-two dead in Guatemala volcano eruption Sixty-two dead in Guatemala volcano eruption
- June 05, 2018

At least seven people have been killed and 20 more injured by Sunday's eruption of the Volcan de Fuego, which lies about 27 miles (44 kilometers) southwest of Guatemala City . In darkness and rain, the rescue effort was ordered suspended until early morning, municipal firefighters spokesman Cecilio Chacaj said. The huge plumes of smoke that could be seen from various parts of the country and the ash that fell in four of Guatemala's departments caused alarm among residents. (more...)
President Trump calls off meeting with Philadelphia Eagles over anthem dispute President Trump calls off meeting with Philadelphia Eagles over anthem dispute
- June 05, 2018

Trump said in Monday's statement that the fans are still welcome to come and partake in a "different kind of ceremony". "These are players who stand up for the causes they believe in and who contribute in meaningful ways to their community". (more...)
Young woman found guilty in UK's first all-female terror plot Young woman found guilty in UK's first all-female terror plot
- June 05, 2018

Rizlaine Boular, 22, pleaded guilty to plotting the attack and her mother, Mina Dich, admitted to assisting her, The Guardian reports. The trio were taped talking about an Alice in Wonderland-themed tea party, which the prosecution argued was code for an attack. (more...)
Guatemala Volcano Eruption Kills At Least 25 Guatemala Volcano Eruption Kills At Least 25
- June 05, 2018

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales has declared a state of emergency and three days of national mourning. The eruption sent a jet of ash, stones and smoke shooting more than 20 kilometers (12 miles) into the sky, plunging the region into darkness, and sparking a huge tsunami that was felt around the world. (more...)
Hawaii volcano: Residents airlifted to safety after being surrounded by lava Hawaii volcano: Residents airlifted to safety after being surrounded by lava
- June 05, 2018

The natural disaster happened at 3:51 p.m. local time on Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. One of more than a dozen fissures in the earth's crust caused by the quake, Fissure 8, continues to feed a half-mile-wide lava flow toward the ocean at a rate of 250 feet per hour, the USGS said Sunday. (more...)
In 20 Page Letter, Trump Lawyers Tell Mueller POTUS Can't Obstruct Justice In 20 Page Letter, Trump Lawyers Tell Mueller POTUS Can't Obstruct Justice
- June 05, 2018

In fact, Donald Trump Jr . had accepted the meeting after being told the lawyer would provide dirt about Clinton. Trump also said he was considering pardoning lifestyle maven Martha Stewart and commuting the prison sentence of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, convicted of corruption charges. (more...)
Kennedy birthplace to mark 50 years since RFK assassination Kennedy birthplace to mark 50 years since RFK assassination
- June 05, 2018

Robert Kennedy, a USA senator from NY, was running for president when he was mortally wounded at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan Sirhan. Did he remember him from the day before? Romero stuck out his hand and Kennedy stopped to shake it. Several men jumped on the gunman. The senator had been on the phone when Kennedy's aides opened the door to receive him and his co-worker, Romero recalls. (more...)
US, allies launch North Atlantic Treaty Organisation war games in the Baltics, Poland US, allies launch North Atlantic Treaty Organisation war games in the Baltics, Poland
- June 05, 2018

Army Europe-led cooperative training exercise is created to enhance readiness and interoperability among allies and regional partners", the U.S. Army said . Poland and the three Baltic nations were among those which felt the strongest solidarity with Ukraine, fearing that Russian Federation could use similar strategies against them. (more...)
U.S. calls for OAS to suspend Venezuela U.S. calls for OAS to suspend Venezuela
- June 05, 2018

Pompeo stressed that suspending the nation would send a powerful message to the authoritarian regime. It further urges the body to use "the mechanisms for the preservation and defence of representative democracy" contained in the Inter-American Democratic Charter - a first step towards suspension. (more...)

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