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Maryland paper's staff reports through grief after deadly shooting Maryland paper's staff reports through grief after deadly shooting
- June 29, 2018

Police respond to a shooting at the offices of the Capital Gazette , a daily newspaper, in Annapolis, Maryland. "This was a targeted attack on the Capital Gazette ", said William Krampf, deputy chief of Anne Arundel County Police. Ryan Frashure. Altomare said the department would be releasing a redacted version of that incident report sometime Friday. It is unclear if he knew employees or if he was just targeting the business "in general", Krampf said. (more...)
‘We will not back down’: Ottawa unveils USA tariff targets, $2 billion in aid
- June 29, 2018

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross blamed this move on a lack of progress in North American free-trade renegotiations with Canada and Mexico. The government also issued its final retaliatory tariff list, spelling out which US goods that will be slapped with a 10 per cent surtax, and which American-made steel and aluminum products will be hit with a 25 per cent surtax. (more...)
At Least 5 Killed, Several Injured in Shooting at Maryland Newspaper
- June 29, 2018

A spokeswoman for a hospital near the newspaper said two patients had arrived there but she did not know their conditions. Only hours after the shooting , a Capital Gazette reporter tweeted: "I can tell you this: We are putting out a damn paper tomorrow". (more...)
United Nations gives cautious nod to European Union deal on migrants
- June 29, 2018

In a final statement full of convoluted language created to satisfy the divergent views, the leaders agreed to restrict migrant moves within the bloc but made clear virtually all of their pledges would be carried out on a " voluntary basis " by member states. (more...)
58 firefighters tackling blaze in east London 58 firefighters tackling blaze in east London
- June 29, 2018

The LFB said three people were "assessed" at the scene, but did not require hospital treatment. The blaze broke out in a property on the 12th floor of a high-rise block in Wellington Way before 12:30 BST. (more...)
Before crisis talks, industry chiefs tell Merkel coalition to end row Before crisis talks, industry chiefs tell Merkel coalition to end row
- June 29, 2018

The issue of migration is now threatening her cabinet. Germany's transport minister, a senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian CSU sister party, said on Monday there was no tangible progress on reaching a European solution on immigration and therefore national measures were required. (more...)
European Union leaders seal hard-fought deal to stem refugee influx
- June 29, 2018

Meanwhile Italy's Giuseppe Conte used the summit to demand a fundamental change in the bloc's migration policy, saying that his country received little help even though it was at the forefront of receiving migrants from across the Mediterranean. (more...)
Democrats' best hope to stall Trump's next Supreme Court justice just collapsed Democrats' best hope to stall Trump's next Supreme Court justice just collapsed
- June 29, 2018

Matthews said. "They're exhausted of losing!" And when Donald Trump won the White House , a potentially left-leaning Obama appointee turned into a conservative, Republican-endorsed Supreme Court justice. "We must keep organising, mobilising, and holding lawmakers to account every single day - and then we need turn out like never before this November", he said. (more...)
States sue Trump administration over separation of immigrant families States sue Trump administration over separation of immigrant families
- June 29, 2018

In plain language, U.S. District Judge Dana M. Sabraw ruled that time is up for the incompetence and haphazard cruelty that have characterized the administration's helter-skelter practice of sundering families without formulating procedures to reunify them - even when they present legally at a port of entry and with a credible asylum case. (more...)
Israeli president urges William to take ‘message of peace’ to Palestinian leader Israeli president urges William to take ‘message of peace’ to Palestinian leader
- June 29, 2018

A sign banning weapons - a picture of a Kalashnikov assault rifle with a red line through it - was prominently displayed on the door of the clinic, and the cries of babies echoed through its corridors. The royal itinerary managed to anger Israeli politicians by mentioning Jerusalem as being part of "the Occupied Palestinian Territories ". The event at an outdoor pitch in Jaffa was staged by two charitable organisations: The Equalizer, which provides football training alongside education, ... (more...)
Barnier's ominous warning European Union agreement is no where near Barnier's ominous warning European Union agreement is no where near
- June 29, 2018

Of course, the rest of the European Union would also have to agree to a later Brexit moment. On the issue of the future UK/EU relationship Mrs May is said to be considering offering keeping the whole of the UK in the EU's single market just for goods [ie. (more...)
Leaders claim breakthrough migration deal
- June 29, 2018

Although the deal could count as a win for leaders such as Germany's embattled Chancellor Angela Merkel , even she acknowledged that there was "a lot of work to do to bridge the different views". Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel added: "Deal agreed on migration". There are very few migrants arriving in Germany recently but Merkel's conservative CSU ally warned it would send back migrants who reach the German border after having registered in other European Union states. (more...)
Welch opposes Republican-backed immigration proposals in House Welch opposes Republican-backed immigration proposals in House
- June 29, 2018

Before Trump issued his order last week , more than 2,300 children had been separated from their parents under his policy. President Donald Trump's abrupt order last week to end his policy of breaking up families who crossed the border illegally did not explain how his aggressive immigration policies could be adjusted to keep families intact, house them and assess their legal status. (more...)
Why I drove 70 miles per hour with my ex-boyfriend on the hood
- June 29, 2018

Eventually, Isidore stopped. She was later arrested by police on a charge of crimes against a person exposing them to harm. We broke up about eight months ago. "He won't leave me alone". "That's when things took a turn". Authorities released the 911 calls, and in one he was heard repeatedly yelling at Isidore to stop the vehicle. (more...)
Polish MPs vote to relax disputed anti-defamation law Polish MPs vote to relax disputed anti-defamation law
- June 29, 2018

The original 1998 Institute of National Remembrance Act already specifically criminalized "public denial, against the facts, of Nazi crimes, communist crimes, and other offenses constituting crimes against peace, crimes against humanity or war crimes, committed against persons of Polish nationality or against Polish citizens of other nationalities, between 1 September 1939 and 31 July 1990", punishing such denial with a fine or imprisonment for up to 3 years. (more...)
Sarah Sanders to receive Secret Service protection Sarah Sanders to receive Secret Service protection
- June 29, 2018

The co-owner of the eatery, Stephanie Wilkerson, told The Washington Post that "this feels like the moment in our democracy when people have to make uncomfortable actions and decisions to uphold their morals". "For these members of his Cabinet who remain and try to defend Trump", Waters said, "they're not going to be able to go to a restaurant, they're not going to be able to stop at a gas station, they're not going to be able to shop at a department store". (more...)
Mnangagwa tells the BBC he suspects Grace Mugabe faction behind Saturday's blast Mnangagwa tells the BBC he suspects Grace Mugabe faction behind Saturday's blast
- June 29, 2018

The explosion at the end of Mnangagwa's rally in Zimbabwe's second largest city, Bulawayo, on Saturday killed two of the president's aides and was the first serious violence in the current election campaign. The 75-year-old leader, who took power in November following a military takeover that led to the resignation of Mugabe after a rule of 37 years, stopped short of blaming the former first lady directly. (more...)
Before Mumbai Crash, Plane Repaired For Months, Moved On Truck Before Mumbai Crash, Plane Repaired For Months, Moved On Truck
- June 29, 2018

The two others on the plane were maintenance engineers Surabhi Gupta and Manish Pandey. Officials said that the aircraft had been in touch with the Air Traffic Control in Juhu and had been cleared to land at two miles from Juhu airport runway. (more...)
Putin to meet in Helsinki on 16 July Putin to meet in Helsinki on 16 July
- June 29, 2018

Pompeo declined to reveal much about the president's thinking going into the Russian Federation summit , including on whether Trump was prepared to bargain away US opposition to the annexation of Crimea in return for improvements in other parts of the bilateral relationship. (more...)
Thousands of Australians stranded after Mount Agung volcano spews ash Thousands of Australians stranded after Mount Agung volcano spews ash
- June 29, 2018

Some passengers say they weren't told their flights were cancelled until they arrived at the airport. Ngurah Rai airport was due to be closed from 12.30 am (IST) to at least 4.30 am (IST) on Friday after a pilot report detected volcanic ash as high as 23,000 feet following Mount Agung's eruption on Thursday. (more...)
European Union leaders fail to agree on migration deal European Union leaders fail to agree on migration deal
- June 29, 2018

Speaking shortly after 5am in Brussels, Prime Minister Theresa May acknowledged there had been "lengthy discussions" on the EU's approach. EU Council President Donald Tusk said in a tweet that the 28 EU "leaders have agreed" on a migration compromise which was at the heart of their two-day summit. (more...)
Flights in and out of Bali cancelled
- June 29, 2018

The only three flights this morning to Bali from Melbourne were cancelled with passengers with tickets to fly in the afternoon to the tourist island still holding their breath. Passengers whose flights are not on the list are advised to monitor updates on AirAsia's website and social media accounts and check the MyBooking feature on the airline's website. (more...)
UK protesters inflate snarling orange Trump blimp to… UK protesters inflate snarling orange Trump blimp to…
- June 29, 2018

Mr Trump's visit to these shores on Friday 13 July is expected to be played out against a chaotic backdrop as tube strikes coincide with one of the biggest protest marches in the capital in recent years. "We are fairly sure this doesn't make any sense, but their key objection is that flying a large inflatable will occupy a (5x5M) corner of the square which will then not be available for gatherings of people with banners and placards - thereby depriving them of freedom of speech". (more...)
Britain's BAE Systems wins contract to build Australian warships
- June 29, 2018

It is believed the $35 billion program could create 4,000 Australian jobs. In a statement to the Wall Street Journal, Turnbull said: "BAE's Global Combat Ship will provide our nation with one of the most advanced anti-submarine warships in the world, a maritime combat capability that will underpin our security for decades to come". (more...)
European Union leaders agree on migration after late-night summit
- June 29, 2018

He added that "Europe will have to live with migratory pressures for a long time". "Italy doesn't need any more verbal signs, but concrete deeds", Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte said, insisting that the responsibility needed to be shared more equitably across the EU. (more...)

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