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Oxfam banned from Haiti over sex scandal Oxfam banned from Haiti over sex scandal
- June 18, 2018

Oxfam said it understood the decision, adding that the behavior of some staff was "completely unacceptable". This week, Haiti banned Oxfam from operating in the country citing the charity's "violation of its laws and serious breach of the principle of human dignity". (more...)
Deal reached in Macedonia name dispute
- June 18, 2018

Under the agreement, Macedonia is to change its name to "Republic of North Macedonia" in exchange for swift accession to NATO and a start to European Union accession talks. "This shameful deal will not pass. We will defend Macedonia's name and pride", said Petre Filipovski, 40. Critics of the deal in Greece say the name change could imply territorial claims on the Greek province and usurp ancient Greek culture and civilization. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok willing to testify before Congress
- June 18, 2018

Bob Goodlatte , the Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, was preparing to subpoena Strzok to appear before the committee. "While you are, of course, free to continue pursuing this process, it is wholly unnecessary", Goelman wrote in the letter. (more...)
Five dead after car being chased by Border Patrol crashes in Texas
- June 18, 2018

Four people were pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd said four people died at the scene off Highway 85 in Big Wells, Texas , at about noon, and one other person died at the hospital. The sheriff said he didn't know where the immigrants were from. He added: "This is a flawless example of why our borders need to be secure". He credited "good police work" for the reason deputies started pursuing the vehicle. (more...)
Pope: Abortion is a 'white glove' equivalent to Nazi crimes Pope: Abortion is a 'white glove' equivalent to Nazi crimes
- June 18, 2018

In the last century the whole world was scandalized about what the Nazis did to purify the race. In addition to his comments on abortion and fetal testing, Pope Francis made clear what he believes the definition of a human family should be. (more...)
Woman Shouting 'Allahu Akbar' Injures Two With Blade In France Woman Shouting 'Allahu Akbar' Injures Two With Blade In France
- June 17, 2018

A man shopping at E.Leclerc was struck in the throat and was hospitalised, and a woman at the market's cash register was also injured, but not as seriously. The woman, who did not have a police record, was overpowered by others in the supermarket and has been taken into custody. Police later searched her home to determine if she had any links to the Islamic State group, but Marchal said they found only an old Koran and an Algerian flag. (more...)
Watch fans cause mini quake in Mexico City after game-winning goal Watch fans cause mini quake in Mexico City after game-winning goal
- June 17, 2018

The loss meant Germany became the third defending champion in the last 16 years to lose its opening match at the World Cup. "We are now under pressure, we have to get six points from the next games", he said. "Of course we want to win tomorrow". "We were warned (in the warm-up games)". "There can always be obstacles to overcome and we need to draw conclusions and be much better in the next match". (more...)
Migration fight shakes German government as Merkel, ally face off
- June 17, 2018

As the German chancellor met with leaders of her Christian Democrats (CDU) on Sunday in an attempt to divert the collapse of her fledgling administration, Seehofer emerged from emergency talks with his Christian Social Union (CSU) saying he had no intention of toppling Merkel. (more...)
‘Shinzo,I can send you 25 mn Mexicans’ ‘Shinzo,I can send you 25 mn Mexicans’
- June 17, 2018

Trump reportedly made this remark while throwing light on the problem of immigration in Europe. He then said to Mr Abe: " Shinzo, you don't have this problem, but I can send you 25 million Mexicans and you'll be out of office very soon ", creating a sense of irritation in the room, according to an European Union official. (more...)
Was the U.S.-North Korea summit a success? Was the U.S.-North Korea summit a success?
- June 17, 2018

Days after Kim's improbable meeting with President Donald Trump , a first between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean head of state, South Korea was still parsing the exact ramifications of the summit. The victims were kidnapped for a variety of purposes, including teaching Japanese to North Korean spies. US and South Korean forces have trained together for decades, and routinely rehearse everything from beach landings in the North to pre-emptive "decapitation" strikes targeting ... (more...)
Former NSA director compares USA immigration policy to Auschwitz
- June 17, 2018

Hayden posted on his Twitter account a murky photo of the train tracks entering the concentration and extermination camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau with a somber caption: "Other governments have separated mothers and children". Bush , did not specifically mention the controversial Trump administration policy. But advocates inside the administration, most prominently Stephen Miller, Mr. (more...)
Donald Trump blames 'fake news' for photos suggesting disagreement at G7 meeting Donald Trump blames 'fake news' for photos suggesting disagreement at G7 meeting
- June 17, 2018

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump suggested that North Korean TV anchor should get a job in U.S.: report AT&T announces it has completed acquisition of Time Warner Classified Israeli report raises questions about Trump-Kim summit: report MORE on Friday tweeted photos of himself meeting with world leaders at last weekend's G-7 summit, accusing news outlets of reporting incorrectly that he has a negative relationship with world leaders. (more...)
2,000 Families Separated After Being Caught Crossing Border Illegally
- June 17, 2018

Jentezen Franklin, a member of Trump's evangelical council, told CNN , "It's a very unsafe route to go when you begin to take selections of scriptures and say, 'The Bible was written to justify political standings". California Senator Dianne Feinstein has the support of 43 senators, all Democrats, for a bill in her chamber. Democrats have refused to consent to the border wall or restrictions to legal immigration Trump has demanded, and instead hope to block family separations with ... (more...)
Lava Gushes Through Leilana Estates From Kilauea Volcano's Fissure 8 Lava Gushes Through Leilana Estates From Kilauea Volcano's Fissure 8
- June 17, 2018

The geographical footprint of Kilauea's current upheaval is much smaller, covering almost 6,000 acres, or just over 9 square miles (2,400 hectares) of the Big Island in lava, an area roughly seven times Central Park in Manhattan. According to KGMB, more than 112 million cubic meters of lava have erupted from 24 fissures that opened up along a 3.8-mile line that cuts through Leilani Estates, ground zero for the ongoing eruptions. (more...)
Roger Stone met with Russian without Donald Trump's knowledge, Rudy Giuliani says
- June 17, 2018

To date, at least 11 Trump officials or associates have admitted to talks with Russians during the 2016 campaign or transition. The meeting was set up by Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo and was previously unreported. "If you believe that [Greenberg] took time off from his long career as an Federal Bureau of Investigation informant to reach out to us in his spare time, I have a bridge in Brooklyn that I want to sell you", Caputo told the Post . (more...)
Afghan Taliban say ceasefire will not be extended, fighting to resume Afghan Taliban say ceasefire will not be extended, fighting to resume
- June 17, 2018

The Taliban said there would be no extension. The Taliban, wearing traditional headgear and many with sunglasses, entered Kabul through gates in the south and southeast. He said there had been an "exchange of views" between the government and the Taliban over the past week, without elaborating. The EU commends both parties for honouring their commitments. (more...)
What Comey Did Was ‘Criminal’ and ‘Horrible’ What Comey Did Was ‘Criminal’ and ‘Horrible’
- June 17, 2018

The report, released Thursday , faults a number of FBI and DOJ officials for their conduct relating to the investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server when she served as secretary of state. When Trump fired Comey last May, the handling of the Clinton investigation was cited as reason . The findings have no direct bearing on a separate Justice Department special counsel probe on Russia's alleged interference in the election, and the possibility there was collusion between ... (more...)
Donald Trump swears he’s the very picture of a lovable world leader Donald Trump swears he’s the very picture of a lovable world leader
- June 17, 2018

The photo Trump is upset about - a viral picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaning over a table and looking at Trump with exasperation during G7 talks, while Trump sits defiantly with his arms crossed - was actually posted on Instagram by Merkel herself. (more...)
Trump ‘planning’ to call North Korea’s Kim on Sunday Trump ‘planning’ to call North Korea’s Kim on Sunday
- June 17, 2018

With host Reid noting Trump's praise for Kim and Russian President Vladimir Putin - with Schwartz noting the Russian leader has had journalists "murdered" - the author said he was willing to go to an extreme to describe the president's state of mind. (more...)
Angela Merkel calls for special European Union summit on refugees
- June 17, 2018

Seehofer and Merkel have long had an awkward relationship. Everybody seems to be standing firm and that's the problem'. 'We don't know that concept yet, so we are a bit in the blue'. "Nobody in the CSU is interested in toppling the chancellor, dissolving the CDU/CSU partnership or blowing up the coalition [between the CDU/CSU and the Social Democrats]", Seehofer said. (more...)
Moroccan asylum-seeker gets life for Finland stabbing Moroccan asylum-seeker gets life for Finland stabbing
- June 17, 2018

Police shot the rejected asylum seeker in the thigh minutes after the attack at another square nearby, arresting him and confiscating his knife. Police stopped the attacks by shooting Bouanane in the leg. The militant group has not claimed responsibility for the Turku attack. Bouanane arrived in Finland in December 2016 applying for asylum. Bouanane told the court he was "in a war against women" during the attacks. (more...)
India proposes retaliatory tariffs on 30 products from United States India proposes retaliatory tariffs on 30 products from United States
- June 17, 2018

New Delhi notified the WTO just as Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu was wrapping up his trip to Washington, where he held discussions with US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, to find ways to avoid an all-out trade war . (more...)
Greek lawmakers to vote on no-confidence motion in govt Greek lawmakers to vote on no-confidence motion in govt
- June 17, 2018

He was kicked out of the party immediately after the vote, leaving the governing coalition with a three-member majority. But to Macedonians, who have espoused this identity since the days of Yugoslavia's Marshal Tito, the notion of revising their name and constitution is anathema. (more...)
Ukraine official denied access to hunger-striker in Russian jail Ukraine official denied access to hunger-striker in Russian jail
- June 17, 2018

In a video statement on Facebook, Denisova said the warden and the regional prison service chief did not allow her to meet with Sentsov and gave no explanation for their decision. Sentsov was arrested in Crimea in 2014, after Russian Federation seized the Ukrainian region. He denies the accusations. As reported, Sentsov, who was convicted on trumped-up charges and sentenced to 20 years in prison, began a hunger strike on May 14, demanding the release of all Ukrainian political prisoners. (more...)
Greece, Macedonia sign pact to change ex-Yugoslav republic's name
- June 17, 2018

Greece has been in dispute with Macedonia since 1991 over the former Yugoslav republic's name, arguing it could imply territorial claims over the Greek province of Macedonia and an appropriation of ancient Greek culture and civilisation. However, the new agreed name, the Republic of North Macedonia, will be used both internationally and domestically, an issue that was a priority for Greece. (more...)

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