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Spanish gov't falls, Socialist opposition leader takes power Spanish gov't falls, Socialist opposition leader takes power
- June 01, 2018

Spanish Congress has just conducted a historic no-confidence vote that has removed Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy from office. Sanchez, who will be Spain's seventh prime minister since the country's return to democracy in the late 1970s, arrives in power after a spectacular turnaround in his political fortunes. (more...)
Spanish police release Browder as arrest warrant not valid Spanish police release Browder as arrest warrant not valid
- June 01, 2018

Russian Federation placed him on the Interpol wanted list in 2017, and has used the system to seek his arrest several times. The Russian Prosecutor General's Office said it hasn't yet received information about Browder's arrest, according to state-run Tass news service. (more...)
Trump's Net Worth Falls for 2nd Consecutive Year Trump's Net Worth Falls for 2nd Consecutive Year
- June 01, 2018

There have been a plethora of reports of decreased occupancy and lower rates at Trump hotels and properties since he took office, as his polarizing policies have kept some patrons away . The Trump Organization's golf and resort properties lost about $70 million in value because of revenue declines at some locations. Overall, the clubs are now worth about $650 million, based on lower valuations across the industry. (more...)
Anti-Brexit tycoon says second referendum could save United Kingdom from 'immense damage' Anti-Brexit tycoon says second referendum could save United Kingdom from 'immense damage'
- June 01, 2018

Britain has vowed to leave the EU's single market and customs union after Brexit , which officially takes place on March 29, 2019, though a transition period is now set to last until December 31, 2020. "Best for Britain fought for, and helped to win, a meaningful parliamentary vote which includes the option of not leaving at all". "But the British public must express its support by a convincing margin in order to be taken seriously by Europe", he added. (more...)
Rajoy faces career-ending confidence vote
- June 01, 2018

It then released a series of private messages between Rajoy and Barcenas. During Thursday's debate, Rajoy said the corruption case "does not concern members of the government" and repeated the PP's argument that only a tiny number of its politicians have been tainted by corruption. (more...)
Netanyahu was ready to attack Iran in 2011 Netanyahu was ready to attack Iran in 2011
- June 01, 2018

The former chief of the Israeli spy agency Mossad, Tamir Pardo, has said that he had to check whether the actions of Prime Minister Netanyahu were legal in 2011 after he put the military forces on standby for a strike on Iran's nuclear facilities. (more...)
US will veto UN draft on protecting Palestinians US will veto UN draft on protecting Palestinians
- June 01, 2018

The draft resolution comes after an exchange of fire between Israeli troops and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip this week that was the worst flare-up since 2014. Mourners carry the body of a Palestinian, who was killed during a protest at the fence between the Gaza Strip and occupied territories, during his funeral in the central Gaza Strip on May 16, 2018. (more...)
US issues fresh sanctions on Iran for 'rights abuses' US issues fresh sanctions on Iran for 'rights abuses'
- June 01, 2018

Russia's second-biggest oil producer Lukoil said on Tuesday that it had decided not to go ahead with plans to develop projects in Iran because of the threat of USA extraterritorial sanctions. "India will comply with United Nations sanctions and not any country-specific sanctions", Swaraj said. France's Total cited its heavy reliance on USA markets for debt financing in saying it was likely to exit Iran. (more...)
Trump Considers Pardoning Martha Stewart, Commuting Blago’s Sentence Trump Considers Pardoning Martha Stewart, Commuting Blago’s Sentence
- June 01, 2018

Stewart was sentenced to five months in prison for lying about a stock sale and was prosecuted by former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey who was then the USA attorney for the Southern District of NY. The filmmaker, author and speaker was sentenced in September 2014 in federal court in NY to five years of probation after he admitted making illegal contributions to a U.S. (more...)
Cohen files get 2-week review Cohen files get 2-week review
- June 01, 2018

Trump - among them Stephanie Clifford, a former pornographic film star better known as Stormy Daniels . Public discussion of the case by participants could "potentially deprive him [Cohen] of a fair trial by potentially tainting a jury pool", Wood said , calling the proceedings a "potential precursor to a criminal proceeding if charges are filed". (more...)
Adviser to Iran's top leader pushes uranium enrichment Adviser to Iran's top leader pushes uranium enrichment
- June 01, 2018

The Foreign Ministry on May 28 did not give the exact date for Rohani's visit, but said he would attend the June 6-10 Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit as an observer. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met her Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif here and both the leaders discussed bilateral, regional and "international issues of mutual interest". (more...)
Trump confirms North Korean official headed to New York for summit talks Trump confirms North Korean official headed to New York for summit talks
- June 01, 2018

Trump on Friday welcomed the North's conciliatory response to his letter withdrawing from the June 12 meeting and said it was even possible the meeting with Kim Jong Un could take place on the originally planned date. They allowed Moon to push for a U.S. And we know that North and South Korean leaders met again this weekend and really want to have some sort of dialogue happen. (more...)
US Pacific Command changes its name in a gesture to India US Pacific Command changes its name in a gesture to India
- June 01, 2018

Mattis made the announcement at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam on Wednesday during a change-of-command ceremony for the US military's oldest and largest geographic unified combatant command. The name change is regarded as largely symbolic. "I don't think that's just a ploy by the U.S. and others". He reiterated the challenges that Davidson inherits. (more...)
Japan whale hunt killed 122 minkes Japan whale hunt killed 122 minkes
- June 01, 2018

Australia slammed the Japanese whalers. Researchers set out to acquire data on the age, size and stomach contents of minke whales in the South Ocean between Australia and Antarctica, the report said . "The whales often get used for pet food". Despite an worldwide ban on the practice, Japanese whalers continue to claim that their whale hunts are for scientific purposes. (more...)
The Moment a Senior Obama Aide Learned Trump Won the Election The Moment a Senior Obama Aide Learned Trump Won the Election
- June 01, 2018

The book contains inside information over the administration's response to Trump's victory, including Obama questioning their entire strategy; asking "What if we were wrong?" "Maybe this is what people want". Rhodes asked if he should offer reassurance to allies. "There is no secret that the president-elect and I have some pretty significant differences", he said. (more...)
Trump Considering Pardon for Martha Stewart, Commuting Rod Blagojevich's Sentence
- June 01, 2018

Eight months of the first year was to be served in a community confinement center. He also said that he believed Blagojevich was treated "unfairly". James Comey , who would later become Federal Bureau of Investigation director and feel the sting of a Trump pink-slip, prosecuted the case. He also wrote in the Wall Street Journal that he was only behind bars for " practicing politics ". (more...)
Libyan rivals agree to hold elections on December 10 Libyan rivals agree to hold elections on December 10
- June 01, 2018

Paris has invited 19 countries - including the UN Security Council's five permanent members, Italy, Turkey, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, Chad, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Kuwait - to attend Tuesday's summit at the Elysee Palace. (more...)
India, Pakistan agree to stop exchanging fire in Kashmir India, Pakistan agree to stop exchanging fire in Kashmir
- June 01, 2018

They mutually agreed to undertake honest measures to improve the existing situation ensuring peace and avoidance of hardships to the civilians along the borders, said an ISPR press release. The situation is normal at present. Militants have rejected the truce offer. The shelling has cast a pall over the holy month of Ramadan in the mostly Muslim region. (more...)
Trump insists he didn't fire Comey over Russian Federation probe Trump insists he didn't fire Comey over Russian Federation probe
- June 01, 2018

He also claimed it was on the basis that Comey mishandled the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails, which never passed the laugh test. Trump then promptly told Holt he would have fired Comey regardless of any recommendation , and that he was thinking of "the Russian Federation thing" when he did it. (more...)
Trump Plans to Go Ahead with Steel, Aluminum Tariffs on EU Trump Plans to Go Ahead with Steel, Aluminum Tariffs on EU
- May 31, 2018

Canada , Mexico and Europe had been exempted until June 1 from import duties of 25 per cent on steel and 10 per cent on aluminum when they were first imposed in March. The Bush administration introduced steel tariffs in 2002 which lasted for 20 months. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the president acted on national security grounds, seeing a rising tide of imports as a threat to the domestic metals industry. (more...)
Assad raises prospect of clashes with U.S. forces in Syria Assad raises prospect of clashes with U.S. forces in Syria
- May 31, 2018

His message to the United States? Around 2,000 US special forces troops are believed to be on the ground in Syria, where they have aided a group called the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which is led by the YPG, a Kurdish militia. Israel, which is also said to have received assurances from Moscow that it would not try to stop any future strikes on Iranian targets, is concerned about Iran and allied Hezbollah's growing arsenal on its doorstep. (more...)
Denmark passes burqa ban Denmark passes burqa ban
- May 31, 2018

The law does allow headscarves, turbans and Jewish skull caps to be worn. But the law, popularly known as the "burqa ban", is seen by some as directed at some Muslim women, who choose to wear the face veil in public. Repeat offences could trigger fines of up to 10,000 kroner (£1178/$1571) or a jail sentence of up to six months. Anyone forcing a person to wear garments covering the face using violence or threats can be fined or face up to two years in prison. (more...)
Hungarian Tycoon to Launch Campaign to Secure 2nd Anti-Brexit Referendum Hungarian Tycoon to Launch Campaign to Secure 2nd Anti-Brexit Referendum
- May 31, 2018

He has reportedly given £500,000 to the Best for Britain campaign, which was set up a year ago by the anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller. "Most of the harm that is felt now caused an existential crisis in which the European Union, but his attention is distracted by the negotiations on the agreement of the output with Britain", - said Soros . (more...)
Trump says he’s giving full pardon to Dinesh D’Souza Trump says he’s giving full pardon to Dinesh D’Souza
- May 31, 2018

Mr Trump said on Thursday D'Souza "was treated very unfairly". When D'Souza was convicted for the illegal contribution he made to a 2012 U.S. Senate campaign in NY, he claimed the prosecution was being spurred on by the Obama administration. (more...)
FL woman shaves legs in crowded hotel pool FL woman shaves legs in crowded hotel pool
- May 31, 2018

There are pages upon pages of rules in regards to pool safety in Florida, but none addressing the societal crime in question. Another commenter also recalled their time working at a public pool. The video is said to have been taken in Florida, according to the original poster. "I used to work at a public pool and for whatever reason they attract the worst of humanity". (more...)
Donald Trump Jr. is also getting blowback - just like Ivanka Donald Trump Jr. is also getting blowback - just like Ivanka
- May 31, 2018

HHS has about 1,300 reserve beds to accommodate more children , the official said, including several hundred at a government-owned building in Homestead, Florida, adjacent to an Air Force base previously used as a Labor Department training center. (more...)
Senior North Korean reportedly heading to US Senior North Korean reportedly heading to US
- May 31, 2018

Confirming the news , Mr Trump said that meetings were under way about the summit "and more ". Kim Yong Chul is a former head of North Korea's Reconnaissance Bureau, an espionage and special operations organization. A day later, Kim had an unscheduled meeting with North Korean president Moon Jae-in. The multiple tracks of negotiations came after Trump revived plans for the direct meeting with Kim, initially slated for June 12 in Singapore but which he called off last week. (more...)
Robert Mueller team will meddle in midterm polls: Donald Trump Robert Mueller team will meddle in midterm polls: Donald Trump
- May 31, 2018

Asked whether Mr Trump was trying to discredit the Mueller probe by calling it a "witch hunt", White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said: "I think the President is stating a fact". But the president has dubbed the controversy "SPYGATE", following revelations that the informant had communicated with at least three members of the campaign-George Papadopoulos, Carter Page, and Sam Clovis. (more...)
USA 'outraged' as Syria assumes presidency of United Nations disarmament conference USA 'outraged' as Syria assumes presidency of United Nations disarmament conference
- May 31, 2018

The US ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva said on Tuesday it was "a travesty" that Syria would head the Conference on Disarmament , leaving briefly when the Syrian representative took the floor. British ambassador Matthew Rowland said in a statement that his country found Syrian's CD presidency deplorable, "given the regime's consistent and flagrant disregard of global non-proliferation and disarmament norms and agreements". (more...)
Salisbury doctors did not believe Skripals would survive Novichok poisoning Salisbury doctors did not believe Skripals would survive Novichok poisoning
- May 31, 2018

Asked about the long term impact of the poisoning on the Skripals health, the hospital's medical director, Christine Blanshard, said the prognosis was uncertain. "We would try all our therapies, we would ensure the best clinical care. Because we really didn't know at that point", Wilkinson told BBC Two's Newsnight that she remembered thinking. (more...)

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