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Putin: Trump and I 'regularly talk over the phone' Putin: Trump and I 'regularly talk over the phone'
- June 07, 2018

He also addressed the possibility of a summit between the USA and Russian Federation. On the eve of the visit, which saw the Russian president protected by 800 soldiers, 800 policemen and 17 military vehicles, Putin had to face much tougher questions in an interview with the Austrian television journalist Armin Wolf, an encounter which turned out to be the toughest grilling the Russian president has faced for some years. (more...)
South Africa's Henri van Breda given life for axe murder of family
- June 07, 2018

In sentencing Van Breda, Judge Siraj Desai said the attacks displayed a high level of innate cruelty and nearly unprecedented degree of disregard for the welfare of his own family. "Your future was not bleak‚ in fact it was bright". "You have not told the court what precipitated these events that night". But he said the attacks‚ with an axe‚ involved a high degree of uncontrolled violence. (more...)
First Driving Licenses Issued to Saudi Women as Lifting of Ban Nears First Driving Licenses Issued to Saudi Women as Lifting of Ban Nears
- June 07, 2018

Saudi Arabia was the only country in the world where women could not drive due to a strict brand of Islamic law that also says that women should have a male guardian. "Good luck", See Brown (@sebbrown86) commented on the viral video. "The exchange process is taking place on various spots around the kingdom to lay the ground for women sitting behind the wheels on the roads - a turning point set to be actualised on June 24", SPA said . (more...)
Manchester rises in world university league table Manchester rises in world university league table
- June 07, 2018

MIT landed in first place again this year. Sydney University, the country's third-placed university after Melbourne, climbed from 50th to 42nd. UM maintained its No. Universities are evaluated according to six metrics which include academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, citations per faculty, global faculty ratio and worldwide student ratio. (more...)
White House: 'Vast Majority' Of Eagles Have 'Abandoned Their Fans' White House: 'Vast Majority' Of Eagles Have 'Abandoned Their Fans'
- June 07, 2018

She and Donald lived apart for five months while he took his place in the Oval Office and she remained in NYC for her son, Barron, to finish school. Trump also paired the text of the tweets with video of himself and the first lady on his Facebook page. (more...)
McDonald’s the key to better US-North Korea relations? McDonald’s the key to better US-North Korea relations?
- June 07, 2018

In the letter, Mr Trump wrote he felt it was "inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting" after "tremendous anger and open hostility" displayed in North Korea's statement calling US Vice President Mike Pence a "political dummy". (more...)
Donald Trump to host first iftar dinner, United States News & Top Stories Donald Trump to host first iftar dinner, United States News & Top Stories
- June 07, 2018

When the White House confirmed earlier this week that Trump would, in fact, host the event this year, most Muslim civic organisations were caught off guard. But he urged the administration "to actively engage on issues impacting our beneficiaries", including the travel ban and proposed cuts to social welfare programs. (more...)
State Department sends personnel for screenings in U.S. after China acoustic incident State Department sends personnel for screenings in U.S. after China acoustic incident
- June 07, 2018

The two Americans evacuated worked at the American Consulate in the southern city of Guangzhou, the New York Times reported Wednesday, adding that their colleagues and relatives are also being tested by a State Department medical team. They reported hearing loud, grating noises before experiencing hearing loss, dizziness, headache, fatigue, cognitive issues and difficulty sleeping, officials said. (more...)
Judge in Brock Turner sexual assault case recalled Judge in Brock Turner sexual assault case recalled
- June 07, 2018

Turner's sentence, which predated the #MeToo movement of women speaking out publicly against sexual harassment and abuse, was held up as a symbol of how the US justice system fails to take sex crimes seriously enough. "You don't know me, but you've been inside me, and that's why we're here today", it began. Probation officials had recommended a "moderate" county jail sentence followed by three years of probation and sex offender treatment. (more...)
Pakistani Journalist and Activist Gul Bukhari Abducted, Released in Lahore Pakistani Journalist and Activist Gul Bukhari Abducted, Released in Lahore
- June 07, 2018

But the British High Commission said it was giving her consular assistance and said it was "very concerned at reports of Gul Bukhari's abduction". Muhammad Gulsher, a producer on the Waqt news programme where Bukhari appears, said her driver had told him that men in "plain clothes" had taken her away while men in "Army uniforms" stood guard. (more...)
Kudlow: President Trump Contemplating Separate Trade Deals with Canada, Mexico
- June 07, 2018

Trump doesn't plan on withdrawing from NAFTA, but he wants to try a different approach, Kudlow said, adding that his boss "hates multilateral" treaties. pork exports according to the National Pork Producers Council, an industry trade group. When the British arrived at the White House, they found that President James Madison and his first lady Dolley had already fled to safety in Maryland . (more...)
McConnell cancels most of Senate's August recess McConnell cancels most of Senate's August recess
- June 07, 2018

The House and Senate are working to pass as numerous annual twelve spending bills as possible ahead of the September 30 fiscal-year deadline, and McConnell said those bills will now be a priority in August. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce quickly endorsed it, saying "this modest proposal to clarify congressional prerogatives is welcome and long overdue". Democrats are also still upset over McConnell's refusal to hold hearings or votes on Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland. (more...)
Republican House Speaker says Trump shouldn't pardon himself
- June 07, 2018

Rooney, who is retiring at the end of his current term, defended Gowdy's take on the meeting even as some conservatives remain skeptical about the FBI's practices toward the Trump campaign. "Normally I don't like to comment on classified briefings", Ryan said . "But I have seen no evidence to the contrary of, of the initial assessment that Chairman Gowdy has made". (more...)
US weighs warship passage thru Taiwan Strait US weighs warship passage thru Taiwan Strait
- June 07, 2018

Navy warships could soon be dispatched to the Taiwan Strait. The passage of the military ship of the U.S. should be the support act on the part of President Donald trump residents to Taiwan after a series of Chinese military exercises held in the vicinity of the island. (more...)
Kim Jong-un begged for summit on his knees: Rudy Giuliani Kim Jong-un begged for summit on his knees: Rudy Giuliani
- June 07, 2018

President's attorney threatens to go to court if Robert Mueller tries to subpoena Trump; reaction and analysis from Alex Little, defense attorney and former assistant federal prosecutor. According to North Korea's state-run news agencies, Kim Jong-un told the leadership of his Workers' Party in April that Pyongyang would shift its focus away from the development of nuclear weapons and "concentrate all efforts of the whole party and country on the socialist economic construction". (more...)
Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil set to keep 'dictatorship' slogans Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil set to keep 'dictatorship' slogans
- June 07, 2018

The Chinese government used tanks to suppress protests on 4 June 1989. The document described female students being bayoneted as they begged for their lives and human entrails "hosed down drains" after the slaughter. China should enact democratic reforms and respect the democratic rights of Taiwan's 23 million people, it said. Several other speakers blasted the "one-party democracy" China has imposed on Hong Kong and referred back to the Umbrella Revolution of 2014, a youth-driven ... (more...)
'Didn't you guys burn down the White House?' Trump asks Trudeau
- June 06, 2018

That territory, part of Canada, at the time was a British colony. "The lines are open, the negotiations are ongoing". "Let us modernize what needs to be modernized", he added in reference to the WTO. OTTAWA-Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's office says he spoke to provincial and territorial premiers on Monday to update them on Ottawa's response to the "unacceptable" US steel and aluminum tariffs. (more...)
Emily Weinman Speaks Out Following Controversial Wildwood Beach Arrest Emily Weinman Speaks Out Following Controversial Wildwood Beach Arrest
- June 06, 2018

The latter video showed an officer punching Weinman twice in the head. Most recently, Cape May prosecutors have said they will not press charges against the police officers involved in the video. She denied striking the officer, and said if she kicked the officer, it was "after the fact". Weinman, who lives in Philadelphia, is on probation for a simple assault charge from 2016. (more...)
Guatemala: Fuego volcano eruption toll rises to 75, around 200 missing Guatemala: Fuego volcano eruption toll rises to 75, around 200 missing
- June 06, 2018

The volcano has erupted several times since then with mostly moderate explosions that spouted ashy plumes over 3 miles into the air and spewed more fast-moving volcanic matter, according to Guatemala's seismological, volcanic and meteorological institute. (more...)
'stay put' policy failed in tower fire 'stay put' policy failed in tower fire
- June 06, 2018

In January another person died having not left hospital since the blaze on 14 June past year, bringing the death toll to 72. Once the fire broke out of its point of origin, a fourth-floor apartment, it ignited the cladding and the flames raced to the top of the building in minutes. (more...)
Shoe memorial forms at Puerto Rico's Capitol; Maria's death toll spikes again Shoe memorial forms at Puerto Rico's Capitol; Maria's death toll spikes again
- June 06, 2018

The Harvard study authors said that their requests for official data were denied, as were requests from reporters and news organizations suing the Puerto Rico government for access. "It's a highly fragile and vulnerable system that really could suffer worse damage than it suffered with Maria in the face of another natural catastrophe", Puerto Rican Gov. (more...)
United Kingdom food, fuel, medicine short under 'no deal' Brexit United Kingdom food, fuel, medicine short under 'no deal' Brexit
- June 06, 2018

However, she said that the party leadership should remain in place, adding: "They've got to deliver for the country". The head of the police service said last week that the PSNI will ask the British government for more officers as well as other investments to enable it to fulfil its responsibilities after Brexit . (more...)
Israeli army kills Palestinian in West Bank during raid Israeli army kills Palestinian in West Bank during raid
- June 06, 2018

She was wearing the white medic's uniform at the time. The Israeli leader said the protesters at the border with Israel were being "paid for and pushed by Hamas" to try to break through and kill Israelis. A sustainable, just peace between Israelis and Palestinians, that recognises the rights and security of all, and puts an end to the continuing dispossession of the Palestinian people, is an interest we all share, in the Middle East and far beyond. (more...)
United Nations office calls on USA to stop separating families at border United Nations office calls on USA to stop separating families at border
- June 06, 2018

Trump tweeted Tuesday: "Separating families at the Border is the fault of bad legislation passed by the Democrats". But in a tweet, Trump, who demanded the separation policy be enforced at the beginning of May, blamed opposition Democrats for it. (more...)
McCABE MOVES: Andrew McCabe WANTS IMMUNITY for Upcoming Testimony McCABE MOVES: Andrew McCabe WANTS IMMUNITY for Upcoming Testimony
- June 06, 2018

In a letter obtained by CNN, McCabe's lawyer, Michael Bromwich, set out the terms to Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), wanting to establish that no information McCabe provided would be used against him in a criminal prosecution. He said if McCabe privately tells Senate investigators what he knows and is willing to say under oath, they may find an immunity deal tempting, but he thinks that's unlikely. (more...)

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