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U.N. General Assembly Condemns Israel's Massacre of Gaza Protesters U.N. General Assembly Condemns Israel's Massacre of Gaza Protesters
- June 15, 2018

Eight countries voted against the resolution while 45 abstained from voting. While resolutions passed by the UN General Assembly are not binding, they do still hold political and diplomatic significance. Washington has maintained Israel's right to defend itself. "It makes not one mention of the Hamas terrorists who routinely initiate the violence in Gaza", she said."The nature of this resolution clearly demonstrated that politics is driving the day". (more...)
Trump Tweets Endorsements Hours Before Polls Close in Tuesday’s Primary Elections Trump Tweets Endorsements Hours Before Polls Close in Tuesday’s Primary Elections
- June 15, 2018

Republican lawmakers simply can not cross the president and expect to hold onto their jobs. "It's the tyranny of small numbers", Galen added. He led the GOP primary with half the vote tallied. Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake was driven into retirement. The result of Republicans' boot-licking, naturally, is to encourage Trump's lying, erratic behavior and delusional thinking. (more...)
Putin invites North Korea's Kim Jong Un to visit Russian Federation in September
- June 15, 2018

Earlier Putin had conveyed to the official, Kim Yong Nam, an invitation for the North Korean leader to visit Russian Federation in September. Putin said he would like to welcome Kim Jong-un to Russian Federation, suggesting they meeting during an economic forum in the far eastern port city of Vladivostok this September. (more...)
Strong storms, apparent tornadoes flip cars and trigger building collapses in Pennsylvania Strong storms, apparent tornadoes flip cars and trigger building collapses in Pennsylvania
- June 14, 2018

Authorities say the stores will remain closed indefinitely. The National Weather Service said it would be in the township Thursday to survey the damage and determine whether it was a tornado that touched down. All the stores in the Panera Bread strip mall appeared to have lost their roofs, and Kurlancheek Home Furnishings and U-Haul also suffered extensive roof damage. (more...)
Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari shot dead in Srinagar, condolences pour in Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari shot dead in Srinagar, condolences pour in
- June 14, 2018

There was no immediate word from police on the identity or possible motive of the gunmen. The Himalayan region of Kashmir has been a flashpoint between India and Pakistan for decades. He was instrumental in organising several conferences for Kashmir peace. Condemnation of his killing in Srinagar , the summer capital of India's Jammu and Kashmir state, and condolences poured in from across the country. (more...)
Corker slams GOP colleagues, says they're too afraid to 'poke the bear' Corker slams GOP colleagues, says they're too afraid to 'poke the bear'
- June 14, 2018

He argued that his fellow Republican senators overwhelmingly support the legislation, dubbed the "Corker Amendment", but they have decided not to bring it to the floor out of fear of angering the president. Cody Fenwick is a reporter and editor. "If people don't like it, they can vote up or down", Corker went on. "The president of the United States '". (more...)
Report expected to criticize Comey actions in Clinton email case Report expected to criticize Comey actions in Clinton email case
- June 14, 2018

In an interview with The Hill , Sessions said he thinks the report will support President Trump's decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey . The Justice Department's watchdog faults former FBI Director James Comey for breaking with established protocol in his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. (more...)
Thousands Evacuated As Wildfire Rages For 12 Days In Colorado Thousands Evacuated As Wildfire Rages For 12 Days In Colorado
- June 14, 2018

The fire has only been 15% contained since it was first reported on June 1. A fast-moving brush fire destroyed eight homes in the Utah tourist town of Moab, while more than 3,000 people in Colorado and Wyoming fled multiple wildfires scorching the drought-stricken U.S. (more...)
Sanders, Shah Planning To Leave White House, Sanders Denies Reports
- June 14, 2018

CBS News is reporting that press secretary and deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Raj Shah will be leaving the White House. Neither staffer responded to the news outlet's request for comments, but Sanders did take to Twitter and send a tweet shortly after the story broke. (more...)
Ivanka Trump mocked for 'Chinese proverb' after dad's historic summit
- June 14, 2018

People in China began tweeting other sayings they thought Ivanka might have meant to use. Asian Twitter couldn't resist having a little fun after reading an Ivanka Trump tweet that she described as a "Chinese Proverb". Ivanka Trump has penchant for stirring controversies via her tweets. "[My editor] really can't think of what exactly this proverb is". "It sounds more legitimate and credible to pronounce a quote coming from the ancient civilization of China", said Herzberg, who ... (more...)
New York Attorney General Sues Trump, His Children & Trump Foundation New York Attorney General Sues Trump, His Children & Trump Foundation
- June 14, 2018

The complaint alleges that the charity provided illegal support to Trump's 2016 presidential bid by using public funding to promote his campaign, and that the foundation raised more than $2.8 million to support Trump's campaign. "The foundation was little more than a checkbook for payments to not-for-profits from Mr. Trump or the Trump Organization", Underwood said in a 41-page complaint filed in NY state court in Manhattan. (more...)
David Davis answers questions on the EU Withdrawal Bill David Davis answers questions on the EU Withdrawal Bill
- June 14, 2018

On the second day of debate on changes to May's EU withdrawal bill , lawmakers will vote on amendments handed down from the upper house of parliament over Britain's relationship to the bloc's customs union and single market. Mr Rees-Mogg later used an op-ed in the Times to accuse meaningful vote-backers of wanting to stop Breit, saying the amendment would "introduce an unworkable constitutional proposition that on its own would make no deal more likely". (more...)
Tourists taking selfie fall to their deaths in Portugal, officials say
- June 14, 2018

The couple who died in a cliff fall in Portugal have been identified as Michael Kearns and Louise Benson. Corfina Media reported police will speak to witnesses who said they saw the pair sitting on the wall with their legs facing the beach. (more...)
‘There’s a special place in hell’ for Trudeau, White House adviser says ‘There’s a special place in hell’ for Trudeau, White House adviser says
- June 14, 2018

Trump "did the courtesy to Justin Trudeau to travel up to Quebec for that summit". Trump called Trudeau "very dishonest and weak", among other things. Trump has infuriated the European Union, Canada and Mexico by imposing tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. Trudeau, in Quebec City for bilateral meetings with non-G7 leaders after the summit, did not comment as he arrived. (more...)
Pompeo Tries to Clean Up Trump’s Messy Claims About North Korea Summit
- June 14, 2018

Of the world's eight known nuclear powers beyond North Korea , three - India, Pakistan and Israel - emerged outside a formal global arms control framework. First he insisted, "It's in the statement. You're just wrong about that". "Let me assure you that "complete" encompasses verifiable in the minds of everyone concerned". (more...)
Trump says everyone was actually very friendly in G7 viral photo Trump says everyone was actually very friendly in G7 viral photo
- June 14, 2018

Trump says he watched that news conference on his way to Singapore, and was upset because he thought he and Trudeau had had a positive meeting in Charlevoix. On Monday, MPs in the House of Commons approved a motion denouncing Trump's name-calling tirade and endorsing Trudeau's decision to stand his ground against US tariffs and tweeted presidential threats. (more...)
Trump, Kim claim big summit success, but details are scant Trump, Kim claim big summit success, but details are scant
- June 14, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump holds up a document he and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un signed following a signing ceremony during the historic summit , at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on Tuesday. Even U.S. sanctions, which the government significantly strengthened last September, require active application against North Korean and third-country entities, and that appears to be off the table. (more...)
May survives fresh Brexit vote but rebels up the pressure May survives fresh Brexit vote but rebels up the pressure
- June 14, 2018

The government was putting a combative spin on the concessions Tuesday evening: "The Brexit Secretary has set out three tests that any new amendment has to meet - not undermining the negotiations, not changing the constitutional role of Parliament and Government in negotiating worldwide treaties, and respecting the referendum result", a spokesperson for the Brexit department said in a statement. (more...)
Sarah Sanders criticizes report that she is leaving White House Sarah Sanders criticizes report that she is leaving White House
- June 14, 2018

She tweeted that CBS News hadn't confirmed their report with her. They told the network Sanders is planning to leave at the end of the year. She said she loved her job and was honored to work for the president. Sanders, the daughter of former Arkansas Governor and failed presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, assumed the role of press secretary after the exit of Sean Spicer in June 2017. (more...)
Norwegian Lawmakers Nominate President Trump for 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Norwegian Lawmakers Nominate President Trump for 2018 Nobel Peace Prize
- June 14, 2018

The process of consideration for the award takes place in Norway. The Norwegian Nobel Committee said earlier this year that it had received 329 nominations for the 2018 award, the second-highest number to date. South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in April that Trump deserved the prize. Former recipients have included Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa, Malala Yousafzai, Nelson Mandela, and Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama. (more...)
Palestinians urge United Nations to condemn Israel over Gaza Palestinians urge United Nations to condemn Israel over Gaza
- June 14, 2018

The 193-member assembly approved the resolution by a vote of 120-8, with 45 nations abstaining. "As we work to improve the daily lives of the citizens of Gaza and the return of our soldiers and our citizens, we must act to take advantage of the positive changes taking place in the region in order to promote a genuine and lasting peace", he said . (more...)
Trump declares North Korea 'no longer a nuclear threat'
- June 14, 2018

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking to a small group of reporters in Seoul on Wednesday, said Trump was unambiguous that the exercises would be frozen as long as there were productive, good-faith negotiations with Pyongyang. -South Korean drills was met with concern. "Why did South Korea and the US form an alliance and stage military drills before the nuclear crisis flared?" Vice President Pence on Tuesday afternoon told House and Senate Republican lawmakers that semiannual ... (more...)
FBI agent who dropped gun while dancing charged with assault FBI agent who dropped gun while dancing charged with assault
- June 14, 2018

He is due to appear on the charge on Wednesday. Police are also awaiting the results of a toxicology test, which could result in additional charges. Chase Bishop presented himself to the Denver Sheriff's Department on Tuesday. "We sat down at one of these picnic tables and I heard a loud bang and thought, oh, some idiot set off a fire cracker", Reddington told Good Morning America . (more...)
US Says North Korea Talks Moving Quickly, Trump to Leave Early US Says North Korea Talks Moving Quickly, Trump to Leave Early
- June 14, 2018

On May 30, Pompeo met with North Korean spy chief Kim Yong-chol in NY; their discussion concluded two hours earlier than expected, as Kim refused to make any commitment whatsoever on denuclearization, according to the Washington Post . "I'm hopeful that he's right", said Perry, who negotiated with North Korea during Bill Clinton's presidency in the 1990s. The meeting was the first between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader. (more...)
Korea officials in final summit preparations Korea officials in final summit preparations
- June 14, 2018

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Sung Kim, the USA ambassador to the Philippines who has taken the lead on policy negotiations with the North, will hold a "working group" with a North Korean delegation. The KCNA news agency heralded the summit as part of a "changed era". US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Monday's preparatory talks were moving quite rapidly and "and we anticipate that they will come to their logical conclusion even more quickly than we anticipated". (more...)

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