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National Puerto Rican Day Parade in NYC National Puerto Rican Day Parade in NYC
- June 13, 2018

While many in the Puerto Rican community are sour with the lagging support of the island from President Trump and his administration, the NYC celebration went on and was as memorable as ever with supporters donning white, blue and red as they waved flags enthusiastically at those marching in the parade. (more...)
TSA Searching Elderly Woman in Wheelchair Sparks Anger TSA Searching Elderly Woman in Wheelchair Sparks Anger
- June 13, 2018

She was just following directions. "She said she didn't know what to do", she says. Clarkson says she, her fiancé and Evelyn LaBrier were traveling back home to Anderson, Indiana after visiting her son in Maryland. "It was just shock, and frustration because they would not talk to me". The video has since generated 30,000 comments, 140,000 shares and 8.9 million views. (more...)
David Davis says parliament vote can not reverse Brexit
- June 13, 2018

The pound strengthened 0.3 percent against the dollar to $1.3424 after parliament voted to back the government on several amendments to the European Union withdrawal bill. At the very least, Grieve and his colleagues have succeeded in throwing up a series of new parliamentary barriers to a no-deal Brexit. Ms. May's minority government relies on the support of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party for a slender working majority in the 650-member Commons. (more...)
Trump's vow to end US-South Korea drills catches Pentagon off guard Trump's vow to end US-South Korea drills catches Pentagon off guard
- June 13, 2018

In a later interview with the Voice of America, Trump said the North Koreas were "very happy" about his decision to freeze the exercises "because it is so provocative". has a history of "quitting treaties and violating their commitments" before trusting Washington, Iran's Foreign Ministry said Monday. The joint declaration stated that the US has committed to providing "security guarantees" to Pyongyang. (more...)
Ivanka Trump's Proverb Leaves Chinese Internet Users Puzzled
- June 13, 2018

Meanwhile, US journalist Bill Kristol pointed out that the proverb could actually have originated in America. On social media site Weibo, some quoted similar sayings that are popular in China , such as: " Don't give advice while watching others playing a chess game". (more...)
Graham: Trump citing cost for end of war games is 'ridiculous' Graham: Trump citing cost for end of war games is 'ridiculous'
- June 13, 2018

While Graham said he congratulated Mr. Trump on bringing about such an "historic opportunity" to help end the Korean war and force the regime to give up its nuclear capabilities, he noted, "They've promised to give up their nuclear weapons, they've done this twice". (more...)
United States jogger throws away homeless man's possessions
- June 13, 2018

The video shows a man wearing a black, backward baseball cap and basketball shorts rummaging around the homeless man's clothes, kicking and throwing the items. "It's one of our most powerful tools for social justice". Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff told KPIX that the jogger's actions were inappropriate. "I feel the frustration of both sides, now I will say clearly that was not appropriate", she said. (more...)
Gunman kills self, four children in US stand-off Gunman kills self, four children in US stand-off
- June 13, 2018

Orlando police Chief John Mina said at a press conference just before midnight that the suspect, who was identified as 35-year-old Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr., was found dead in a closet when officers entered the apartment almost 24 hours after the standoff began. (more...)
Senate adopts measure blocking Trump ZTE deal Senate adopts measure blocking Trump ZTE deal
- June 13, 2018

Under orders from Mr. Trump, the Commerce Department last week weakened penalties on ZTE , reducing a near-death sentence to a $1 billion fine and continued oversight. Its cosponsors are Democratic Senators Chuck Schumer of New York, Richard Blumenthal of CT and Bill Nelson of Florida. Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio added that the amendment was "Great news!" The action adds to the uncertainty over whether the U.S. (more...)
May wins Brexit vote, avoids rebellion May wins Brexit vote, avoids rebellion
- June 13, 2018

The Lib Dems, who identify strongly as an anti-Brexit party to the point of pushing for a second referendum and running by-elections in Remain-friendly seats on that platform, opposed the Government. Earlier, Brexit minister David Davis told parliament a government defeat would undermine negotiations with Brussels and warned lawmakers the government would never allow them to "reverse Brexit". (more...)
Woman charged with murder of four-year-old Amelia Brooke Harris Woman charged with murder of four-year-old Amelia Brooke Harris
- June 13, 2018

The relationship between her and the child was not disclosed in court. The girl, named locally as Amelia Harris, was pronounced dead at an address in Trealaw at about 22:20 BST on Friday. 'She was taken far too early from us and had her whole life ahead of her. Blake said: "As this is an indictable-only offence, you will be remanded into custody as you have no right to apply for bail today". (more...)
Navarro apologizes for harsh comment about Canada PM Navarro apologizes for harsh comment about Canada PM
- June 13, 2018

Mr Trump left the meeting early before firing off a series of scathing tweets about his Canadian counterpart after Mr Trudeau said his country would not be pushed around by United States trade restrictions. "What I saw Prime Minister Trudeau say was, I thought, fairly benign and certainly didn't warrant any attack". Donald Trump's tirade against Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's statement after the G7 summit may not have been related to Ottawa's stance on USA tariffs on ... (more...)
Canada parliament condemns Trump's attacks on Trudeau and tariffs Canada parliament condemns Trump's attacks on Trudeau and tariffs
- June 13, 2018

Addressing the feud between his administration and Canada , Trump said at a news conference Tuesday in Singapore that Trudeau had "learned" his lesson. But actually, we were just talking, the whole group, about something unrelated to everything, very friendly". Navarro's comments came after Trudeau said Canada would push back on tariffs that Trump plans to impose on Canadian steel and aluminum. (more...)
When Trump Met Kim When Trump Met Kim
- June 13, 2018

Top of the line. President Trump is aboard Air Force One and on his way home after participating in a historic Singapore summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Now the pair are in Singapore and have shaken hands in front of the world's press. U.S. President Donald Trump's motorcade arrives at the Capella Hotel. (more...)
Allawi calls referendum on Iraq election results Allawi calls referendum on Iraq election results
- June 13, 2018

Recounts, the firing of the commission, the burning of the warehouse, and the legal challenges by the commission all look to drag on post-election wrangling before a coalition negotiation can really begin in earnest. The Baghdad warehouse complex where ballot boxes were stored. Less than half of Iraq's 24-million electorate took part, dumping the old guard in favor of Sadr's alliance followed by a list of former fighters of the Hashed al-Shaabi alliance that previous year played a key role ... (more...)
Brexit backer Arron Banks facing questions over Kremlin links Brexit backer Arron Banks facing questions over Kremlin links
- June 13, 2018

Defiant Mr Banks told reporters: "I had two boozy lunches with the Russian ambassador and another cup of tea with him". As part of the meetings the Russian ambassador was said to have proposed a business deal that would have involved them in the consolidation into one company of six Russian goldmines. (more...)
Police operation over hostage situation in Paris Police operation over hostage situation in Paris
- June 13, 2018

The standoff began around 4:00 pm (1400 GMT), with BFM television reporting that the man had entered the offices of a start-up company on the Rue des Petites Ecuries, a gritty area of the bustling 10th arrondissement. French police and special police forces (BRI) secure the street as a man has taken two people hostage at a business in Paris , France, June 12, 2018. (more...)
Arron Banks to face MPs in parliamentary showdown over Russian Federation links Arron Banks to face MPs in parliamentary showdown over Russian Federation links
- June 13, 2018

He says Mr Collins - who voted Remain at the referendum. Speaking to committee chair Damian Collins, Mr Banks said: "I'm sorry, I don't want to be rude but Mr Collins did say it was 20minutes and we've got places to be". Banks lodged an appeal against that decision on Tuesday, and the MPs said they would not ask Banks about the case given the ongoing legal process. (more...)
Chinese vase found in shoebox sells for £14m Chinese vase found in shoebox sells for £14m
- June 12, 2018

The vase spent some of its life stashed in an attic with other items that formed part of an inheritance. "This is a major work of art", Valmier continued. The exact history of the vase before this has not been traced. "We didn't like the vase too much, and my grandparents didn't like it either", said the owner of the piece, who only got in touch with Sotheby's in March. (more...)
Whirlpool created by sinkhole in river leads to deadly boating incident Whirlpool created by sinkhole in river leads to deadly boating incident
- June 12, 2018

Experts say sinkholes are common in north Arkansas because of the nature of the local bedrock-and when they happen underwater, they can create risky whirlpools. Army Corps of Engineers and Fulton County authorities, have reportedly installed buoys and roped off the area around the sinkhole. The commission says engineers will examine the area this week. (more...)
Russian President Vladimir Putin rejects G7 criticism, stresses cooperation Russian President Vladimir Putin rejects G7 criticism, stresses cooperation
- June 12, 2018

Mrs May hopes to use the summit to avert a wider trade war, insisting she wants a "proportionate" response from the European Union to the "unjustified" U.S. Mr Macron stressed: "No leader is eternal". "I share his concern". The statement also criticized the US decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and said they would endeavor to keep it alive and ensure further trade with Iran. (more...)
United States upsets China with new de facto embassy in Taiwan United States upsets China with new de facto embassy in Taiwan
- June 12, 2018

The US switched diplomatic recognition to China in 1979 but maintains close economic, political and security ties with Taiwan. Taiwan governs itself democratically, but China considers the island nation an integral part of its territory, and relations remain strained. (more...)
Athens and Skopje reportedly reach deal in name dispute - English
- June 12, 2018

We have a good agreement that covers all of the conditions put forth by the Greek side. The name dispute has poisoned relations between the two countries since Macedonia's independence from Yugoslavia in 1991 and has prevented Macedonia from joining global institutions such as North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the European Union. (more...)
French police responding to reported hostage situation in central Paris
- June 12, 2018

Special units and fire services were at the scene. The area was evacuated and the street was cordoned off. There were no immediate details on the age, appearance or nationality of the hostage taker. The man reportedly asked for the Iranian embassy to be contacted but the police did not confirm the report. A police source said the hostage-taker initially hit one person who was able to escape. (more...)
Some people evacuated by Hawaii lava go home Some people evacuated by Hawaii lava go home
- June 12, 2018

This is continuing to feed fast-moving lava flow that is entering the Pacific Ocean at Kapoho in the Puna district near the eastern tip of the island, destroying everything in its path. The Kapoho ocean entry area continued to produce robust plumes, and USGS said "observers also noted vigorous convection taking place up to 0.9 miles offshore from the entry points". (more...)

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