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Austria's chancellor calls for Berlin-Vienna-Rome 'axis' to fight Immigration Austria's chancellor calls for Berlin-Vienna-Rome 'axis' to fight Immigration
- June 15, 2018

She wants a new deal at European Union level over migrants. The incident comes with Merkel fighting to save her conservative coalition government in a heated battle over immigration. She said: "You could of course say that in time of disruptive change, completely different methods are needed". If no deal is reached, they say, Seehofer will simply impose the regulation using his authority as interior minister - a position that gives him authority over the federal police, and therefore border ... (more...)
US expected to withdraw from Human Rights Council US expected to withdraw from Human Rights Council
- June 15, 2018

USA ambassador to the UN Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyUN approves resolution blaming Israel for Gaza violence In GOP primaries, Trump can hurt someone, but can he help? A separate USA official in Geneva had no information about a looming pull-out during the upcoming talks, saying: "We are still moving ahead with our engagement for the coming session". (more...)
Husband of Spanish princess given five days to report to prison Husband of Spanish princess given five days to report to prison
- June 15, 2018

Public broadcaster TVE showed Inaki Urdangarin arriving Wednesday by auto at the Palma de Mallorca court after landing on a commercial flight from Geneva, where the 50-year-old lives with his wife, Princess Cristina. Cristina was fined for benefiting from her husband's crimes. The sentence was, however, reduced from six years and three months to five years and 10 months after considering it could not be proved that Urdangarin had forged public documents. (more...)
EPA's Pruitt Got Rose Bowl Tickets. Democrats Want to Know How EPA's Pruitt Got Rose Bowl Tickets. Democrats Want to Know How
- June 15, 2018

Later that day, conservative pundit and Trump booster Laura Ingraham said in a tweet that Pruitt had " gotta go ". Even more gross, they were bought at one-seventh of the price of market value due to an allotment for the University of Oklahoma, who was playing in the game against the University of Virginia. (more...)
United Nations chief's position on denuclearization of Korean Peninsula unchanged: spokesman United Nations chief's position on denuclearization of Korean Peninsula unchanged: spokesman
- June 15, 2018

He reminded the conference about the recent United States decision to pull out from the Iran nuclear deal but emphasized that Moscow would continue to fulfill all its obligations taken within the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iranian nuclear program. (more...)
May's Brexit compromise hits snag, wrangling to continue
- June 15, 2018

The result of this vote could see the parliament given more power in the Brexit deal if no deal is reached by November. The bill will now return to the upper House, where Lords can approve or reject this proposed compromise and attach further amendments to it. (more...)
"It is very biblical to enforce the law." (C-SPAN)
- June 15, 2018

On Thursday, Sessions quoted the Bible to justify his department's immigration policies. He then showed a Reuters report from March in which three government officials said part of the reason for the proposal was to deter mothers from migrating to the us with their children. (more...)
Trump Says He Has 'Solved' North Korea Nuclear Threat Trump Says He Has 'Solved' North Korea Nuclear Threat
- June 15, 2018

What was scribbled on the note remains unclear, but the invitation to Moscow comes just days after the leader of the hermit nation held a landmark summit in Singapore with Donald Trump . "No president's ever had this". "At a certain point I look forward to taking them off and they will come off when we know we are down the road", he told a news conference after the summit. (more...)
Firefighters and sprinklers contain tower block blaze Firefighters and sprinklers contain tower block blaze
- June 15, 2018

Crews from Deptford, New Cross and Lewisham were among the 58 firefighters at the scene, while police and ambulance staff were also present. Most of the balcony and part of a four-bedroom flat on the 13th floor of the block were damaged. Christoph Mayr, one of the residents who fled his home, expressed concern that no fire alarm was sounded. Another added: "Fire in RomaCorte building in Lewisham and no fire alarm was set off". (more...)
Judge jails ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort ahead of trial Judge jails ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort ahead of trial
- June 15, 2018

Manafort was indicted by a grand jury as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election. Mr Manafort was accused of contacting people related to his case in breach of his bail terms. There was a question of whether bail would be revoked, and now it looks like that's happening. (more...)
New law to ban 'upskirting' blocked by one Tory MP New law to ban 'upskirting' blocked by one Tory MP
- June 15, 2018

When Gina Martin was at a music festival at Hyde Park previous year, she witnessed this first-hand. Although someone had invaded her privacy and taken pictures under her clothes, because she had underwear on the police said it wasn't illegal. (more...)
Ryan Says Legislation Needed To Stop Family Separation At The Border
- June 15, 2018

And it would bar the administration's highly controversial and cruel separation of asylum-seeking parents from their children when they cross the USA border that the Trump administration began in recent weeks. The deal was struck after moderate Republicans came up just short of forcing a vote on a clean DREAM Act, partnering with Democrats, and is largely based on the "four pillars" of immigration reform the White House has demanded be included. (more...)
Michael Cohen's attorneys want a restraining order against Michael Avenatti Michael Cohen's attorneys want a restraining order against Michael Avenatti
- June 15, 2018

Avenatti struck back at Cohen's request for the restraining order on Thursday, accusing him of resorting to "unethical, meritless motions". While Cohen sold himself as the person with the "best relationship with the President on the outside", several of the companies have said they never actually worked with Cohen, realizing quickly after signing contracts with him that he couldn't provide the insight promised. (more...)
Murder Victim Eurydice Dixon's Great Uncle Pays Tribute To "Born Performer"
- June 15, 2018

Sharing the post, The Project's Wilkinson said Ms Dixon had been killed "in the most unspeakable circumstances" and she offered an apology; "We are so sorry we failed you". "An important and amusing voice has been extinguished". Meanwhile, supporters turned to a crowd funding platform to raise funds to donate to Ms Dixon's family. (more...)
China reaffirmed commitment to N Korea sanctions - Pompeo China reaffirmed commitment to N Korea sanctions - Pompeo
- June 15, 2018

He said a short-term pause won't hurt military readiness, and smaller training events may continue. Harris was speaking at his confirmation hearing Thursday in Washington . In addition, just under half of respondents (46%) said the meeting made Trump stronger as opposed to those who thought it made him look weaker (13%), with 38% saying it didn't alter his appearance. (more...)
Pak Taliban Chief Believed Dead In US Strike In Afghanistan
- June 15, 2018

Afghan officials and militant figures on Friday were investigating reports that the leader of the Pakistani Taliban may have been killed in a United States airstrike inside Afghanistan, but his fate remained unclear. General John Nicholson, the commander of the US Forces Afghanistan and the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission, had said earlier the US would adhere to the ceasefire announced by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, which did not include US counter-terrorism operations against other ... (more...)
'Dead' husband returns after Japan police send wrong body 'Dead' husband returns after Japan police send wrong body
- June 15, 2018

A wife had to inform police the body she thought was that of her missing husband belonged to a stranger after her spouse turned up alive a year later. In revealing the case on Wednesday, police would not say where he had been or what he had been doing. "The incident is extremely regrettable". The body, of another missing man in his late 30s, might have been misidentified because both men were about the same height and age, Tokyo's metropolitan police said. (more...)
Tory rebellion back on after MPs reject May’s compromise
- June 15, 2018

Fellow backbencher Sarah Woolaston said there was no majority in parliament for the government's position. Why are Brexit rebels upset? The British government needs to move on from internal debates and make choices about what it wants from Brexit, and must acknowledge that it can not have its cake and eat it, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday. (more...)
Man tied to tree; wife, daughter gang-raped in Bihar
- June 15, 2018

The duo had also been tied with a rope and they too witnessed the ghastly crime. The SSP said two men, identified by the victims, had confessed to involvement in the crime. "The victims have identified two of them as the other criminals had covered their faces while committing the crime", he said, adding that the accused were being questioned. (more...)
Air Strike Kills Pakistani Taliban Leader Who Reportedly Ordered Attack On Malala
- June 15, 2018

The administrative district, in northwestern Pakistan, was where militants shot and wounded teen activist Malala Yousafzai in October 2012 as she was returning home from school in a van. Fazlullah emerged as an Islamist leader in the Swat Valley, north-west of the Pakistani capital of Islamabad, more than a decade ago. "They were staying at a house when the drone fired missiles and martyred them", said Taliban member Maulvi Abdur Rasheed. (more...)
Kremlin says Trump-Kim summit proves Putin was right about North Korea Kremlin says Trump-Kim summit proves Putin was right about North Korea
- June 15, 2018

It was unclear if Trump was joking or signaling a dramatic change in the United States administration's policy, the media outlet said, adding that the White House did not respond to their request for comment. Russian Federation was originally kicked out of the G8 in the wake of its 2014 invasion and annexation of Crimea, which before had been a territory under control of the Ukrainian government. (more...)
Saudi-led coalition poised to take airport of Yemen's main port city Saudi-led coalition poised to take airport of Yemen's main port city
- June 15, 2018

Military sources said the deaths were caused by mines and snipers. The Arab coalition also struck the main road linking Hodeidah to the capital Sanaa to block reinforcements, residents and anti-Houthi Yemeni military officials said. UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash has called on the worldwide community to pressure the Houthis to abandon the port. "Should we leave the Houthis smuggling missiles?" The Arab states have been fighting since 2015 to unseat them, restore an ... (more...)
Brexit could make UK car sector 'extinct' Brexit could make UK car sector 'extinct'
- June 15, 2018

The U.K. vehicle industry risks becoming extinct after Brexit, according to the president of a prominent business lobby group. Delays to business investment were also affecting the United Kingdom economy, he said. "We already know tens of millions, in fact hundreds of millions have been invested by United Kingdom pharmaceutical and finance companies to create continuity post a worse-case Brexit scenario", he said. (more...)
Cambridge under severe thunderstorm watch Cambridge under severe thunderstorm watch
- June 15, 2018

Forecasters said strong to severe wind gusts could result from some storms late this afternoon into early evening. A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Innisfil, New Tecumseth, and Angus as of 4:05 p.m. "Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles", says the weather statement. (more...)
Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah killed in U.S. drone strike Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah killed in U.S. drone strike
- June 15, 2018

The administrative district, in northwestern Pakistan, was where militants shot and wounded teen activist Yousafzai in October 2012 as she was riding home from school in a van; the Pakistan Taliban claimed responsibility. Fazlullah had directed numerous high-profile attacks against the USA and Pakistani targets since he was appointed the group's leader in 2013, including the December 2014 attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar that killed 151 people, including more than 130 children. (more...)

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