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Israel Says Palestinian Medic's Death in Gaza Was Unintentional Israel Says Palestinian Medic's Death in Gaza Was Unintentional
- June 07, 2018

The video of Tamimi's confrontation with the soldiers went viral, with some Israelis saying it was an example of the army not responding to provocations, but others saying the soldiers were humiliated. The Health Ministry says Izzideen Tamimi was shot dead during clashes with Israeli forces in the village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah. "They came many times to his house, they called his family, they threatened him and told them: 'We will kill him like we killed Ahmed Jarrar ,'" Bilal ... (more...)
Putin tips Russian Federation sanctions to be lifted Putin tips Russian Federation sanctions to be lifted
- June 07, 2018

Putin and his aides say it is an indispensable tool to gauge public sentiment and learn what people's real problems are. "And we will normalise relations with all our partners, including the United States, as well as those who are obedient to the United States and impose sanctions on us". (more...)
Saudi Arabia begins issuing driving licenses to women Saudi Arabia begins issuing driving licenses to women
- June 07, 2018

The Saudi General Traffic Directorate in Riyadh started allowing women to trade in global licenses for national ones at various locations around the kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency announced . Worldwide news reporters were not present to witness the swap in the only country in the world which prevents women from getting behind the wheel. (more...)
Donald Trump Denounces Rumors About Melania Trump's Absence Donald Trump Denounces Rumors About Melania Trump's Absence
- June 07, 2018

Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 6, 2018 .Four reporters spotted Melania in the White House last week walking merrily along to a meeting. We're very proud of her. The first lady is expected to make her first public appearance since her surgery at a briefing Wednesday afternoon at the Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters. (more...)
Donald Trump hosting first Iftar dinner in observance of Ramadan Donald Trump hosting first Iftar dinner in observance of Ramadan
- June 07, 2018

Several Muslim organisations have made a decision to boycott US President Donald Trump's first Iftar dinner at the White House, citing his alleged anti-Muslim rhetoric. The groups say Trump's heated rhetoric has contributed to an increase in bullying and discrimination against Muslim Americans. Last year, he drew global criticism for retweeting anti-Muslim videos posted by a far-right group in Britain. (more...)
Venue set: Trump, Kim to meet on Singapore's Sentosa resort island Venue set: Trump, Kim to meet on Singapore's Sentosa resort island
- June 07, 2018

Rodman, who became known during his basketball days for his colorful hair and freaky antics, has developed an unlikely friendship with Kim. Most notably, the South Korean government paid US$2.6 million for the North Korean delegation's transportation, meals, and hotel bills at the Pyeongchang Olympics earlier this year. (more...)
Italian Bonds Fall as Conte's Maiden Speech Sets `Radical' Plans Italian Bonds Fall as Conte's Maiden Speech Sets `Radical' Plans
- June 07, 2018

The fact that the euro is not getting under more significant pressures could be surprising, especially after the new Italian government won the Senate confidence vote. Italy already has the biggest debt burden of major euro zone nations at about 130 percent of economic output. " We are not racist and we never will be", he said. (more...)
Judge who gave Stanford swimmer 6 months gets recalled Judge who gave Stanford swimmer 6 months gets recalled
- June 07, 2018

Persky could not immediately reached for comment. The Santa Clara County Superior Court judge will reportedly be replaced by Cindy Hendrickson, an assistant district attorney who had supported the recall effort. Stanford law professor Michele Dauber , who has been responsible for the effort, said that "Judge Persky has failed women in a very significant way, and the voters are going to hold him accountable". (more...)
Pyongyang invites Putin to visit North Korea - agency Pyongyang invites Putin to visit North Korea - agency
- June 07, 2018

Speaking at a business conference in Tel Aviv, Rudy Giuliani - the former mayor of NY - said the billionaire tycoon only had the meeting rescheduled after Pyongyang was forced to soften its stance. According to Peskov, the North Korean leader's visit may take place during the Fourth Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) set to be held in Russia's Far Eastern city of Vladivostok in September. (more...)
Trump invokes War of 1812 in testy call with Trudeau over tariffs
- June 07, 2018

Tuesday's list, showing tariffs ranging from 15 to 25 per cent, includes a host of pork products, apples, potatoes, cheeses, bourbon, inboard motor boats and some flat steel and tubes. "I regard this as much like a family quarrel ", Kudlow said. The United States couldn't muster much interest in remembering the war; legislation in NY to plan events was vetoed in 2009, 2010 and 2011 because of tight finances and a $1.4 million price tag. (more...)
VACATION CANCELED: Mitch McConnell CANCELS Senate’s Summer Recess VACATION CANCELED: Mitch McConnell CANCELS Senate’s Summer Recess
- June 07, 2018

The tariffs would be given expedited consideration, and Congress would have 60 days to debate and vote on them. Many Republicans are hesitant to confront Trump in a legislative showdown that could end badly for them. Corker said the "vast majority" of Senate Republicans agreed with the policy to limit Trump's imposition of tariffs. According to Corker, Trump thought that this proposal "takes away his negotiating ability". (more...)
US urges China to release death toll from Tiananmen crackdown US urges China to release death toll from Tiananmen crackdown
- June 07, 2018

Hong Kong residents commemorate victims of the Chinese government's brutal military crackdown almost three decades ago on protesters in 1989 Beijing's Tiananmen Square . A spokeswoman for China's Foreign Ministry furiously responded on Monday that Pompeo "has absolutely no qualifications to demand the Chinese government do anything", while an editor for the state-run Global Times of China sneered that Pompeo's statement was a "meaningless stunt". (more...)
Aide: EPA’s Pruitt sought used Trump-hotel mattress Aide: EPA’s Pruitt sought used Trump-hotel mattress
- June 07, 2018

She said that Pruitt himself had also spoken with someone at the hotel about purchasing the mattress. Other recently disclosed examples of the Pruitt seeking special treatment include his repeated use of first-class air travel, luxury hotel suits and directing his security staff to use lights and sirens to speed through Washington traffic to dinner reservations. (more...)
China Blasts US for Flying B-52 Bombers Near Disputed Islands China Blasts US for Flying B-52 Bombers Near Disputed Islands
- June 07, 2018

A flyby of a Chinese-held shoal in the South China Sea by U.S. B-52 bombers sparked harsh words from Beijing on Wednesday, the latest sign in escalating tensions between the two military powers. During the drills, pilots also launched simulated strikes on naval targets. "United States doing whatever they want is risky and China will not be threatened by any military warships", Mr Hua told reporters at a daily briefing in Beijing . (more...)
Ryan contradicts Trump's claim that the FBI planted a 'spy' Ryan contradicts Trump's claim that the FBI planted a 'spy'
- June 07, 2018

McCabe is willing to testify", McCabe's lawyer Michael Bromwich wrote to the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Senator Chuck Grassley in a letter sent Monday, "but because of the criminal referral, he must be afforded suitable legal protection". (more...)
Moscow сourt sentences Ukrainian national Sushchenko to 12 years in jail Moscow сourt sentences Ukrainian national Sushchenko to 12 years in jail
- June 07, 2018

The FSB claimed that he was a Ukrainian military intelligence officer collecting sensitive information about the Russian armed forces. Kyiv, human rights activists, and Western governments say Russian Federation has jailed several Ukrainians on trumped-up, politically motivated charges since Moscow seized the Crimean Peninsula in March 2014 and threw its support behind armed separatists in eastern Ukraine. (more...)
Trump Insults Canada In Private Phone Call With Trudeau Over Tariffs
- June 06, 2018

Last week, the Trump administration unveiled punishing tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum from the EU, Canada and Japan, among others. The exchange occurred when Trudeau requested justification for the stated "national security" interests of tariffs on Canada, since the nation is among the closest and most reliable US allies. (more...)
Emily Weinman Speaks Out Following Controversial Wildwood Beach Arrest Emily Weinman Speaks Out Following Controversial Wildwood Beach Arrest
- June 06, 2018

Appearing Wednesday on ABC's "Good Morning America", 20-year-old Emily Weinman said her neck and back were hurt in the confrontation in Wildwood. Body camera footage reveals a physical altercation that took place on Wildwood Beach between New Jersey police officer and woman. (more...)
Search continues as Guatemala toll rises to 72 Search continues as Guatemala toll rises to 72
- June 06, 2018

The country's disaster agency issued new evacuation orders for some nearby communities Tuesday afternoon setting off a panicky flight by people that stalled traffic in some areas. National disaster agency CONRED said 192 people remained missing after the disaster, and forensic agency Inacif raised the death toll to at least 75, up from 72 . (more...)
Hundreds of shoes memorializing people who died because of Hurricane Maria Hundreds of shoes memorializing people who died because of Hurricane Maria
- June 06, 2018

The government tallied 11,459 deaths from September to the end of December 2017 as compared with 10,062 during the same period in 2016, a 14 percent increase. "Given the doubt that has arisen around the world.we recommend a higher level of transparency", Marazzi-Santiago said. The government has asked the judge in charge of the case to not force the data to be released yet, NPR reported. (more...)
United Kingdom confident Brexit won't bring Armageddon: PM May's spokesman United Kingdom confident Brexit won't bring Armageddon: PM May's spokesman
- June 06, 2018

Under "Armageddon" it is warned the United Kingdom could grind to a halt within two weeks. The newspaper report of a document listing three no deal scenarios said that even under the second worst outcome the port of Dover would collapse nearly immediately, supermarkets in Scotland would run out of food within days and medicine supplies would only last weeks. (more...)
UN says US must stop separating migrant children from their parents UN says US must stop separating migrant children from their parents
- June 06, 2018

This May, the Trump administration enacted a "zero tolerance" policy on the Mexican border by prosecuting all adults crossing into the USA and separating them from their children. "If people do not want to be separated from their children, then they should not bring them with them", he added. U.S. Health and Human Services now has 11,200 unaccompanied children under its care, and takes an average of 45 days to place each child with a sponsor. (more...)
Firefighters tackle large blaze in central London hotel Firefighters tackle large blaze in central London hotel
- June 06, 2018

London Ambulance has sent its hazardous area response team (HART) to the hotel, but there have been no reports of injuries at this stage. "I saw all this black smoke coming from the sky, it was covering everything and the smell was horrendous". (more...)
Guatemala volcano death toll up to 69, expected to rise Guatemala volcano death toll up to 69, expected to rise
- June 06, 2018

The Volcan de Fuego, or "Volcano of Fire", exploded in a hail of ash and molten rock shortly before noon, blanketing nearby villages in heavy ash. Hours later, around 4 p.m., lava began flowing down the side of the mountain. Firefighters explained that many of those trapped were unable to be freed due to pyroclastic flow (fast-moving volcanic matter). Guatemala is situated on the "Ring of Fire", an area of intense seismic activity. (more...)
Hawaii Volcano Lava Destroys Hundreds of Homes Overnight Hawaii Volcano Lava Destroys Hundreds of Homes Overnight
- June 06, 2018

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported high levels of quake activity were near Kilauea's summit late Monday night and early Tuesday morning, including a magnitude-5.5 natural disaster at 4:32 a.m., which produced a plume of lava 1,000 feet above the summit. (more...)
More evacuations after Guatemala volcano erupts again
- June 06, 2018

The eruption spewed ash as far as 40 miles away. In the first few hours, the ash and mud was so hot, rescuers had a hard time reaching victims and by the time they made it out to some of them it was too late. At least 62 bodies have been recovered, with dozens more people missing. However, the prospects of finding any more survivors was poor, he said. Guatemala's National Institute of Forensic Sciences has raised the death toll from Sunday's eruption of the Volcano of Fire to 75. (more...)
Anti-abortion Sinn Féin voters will go to DUP, claims Arlene Foster Anti-abortion Sinn Féin voters will go to DUP, claims Arlene Foster
- June 06, 2018

She argued that she was not proposing any particular law but repealing existing United Kingdom legislation that would require Northern Ireland to act. She said: "What that means is that right now in Northern Ireland, where there are no exemptions to this law, if you are raped and you become pregnant as a result of that rape, and you seek a termination, you would face a longer prison sentence than the person who attacked you". (more...)
White House Aide Who Made Crude Joke About McCain Leaves Job White House Aide Who Made Crude Joke About McCain Leaves Job
- June 06, 2018

During an internal meeting last month, White House aide Kelly Sadler dismissed McCain's objection to President Donald Trump's pick for Central Intelligence Agency director by saying it "doesn't matter, he's dying anyway ", a source familiar with the meeting told Reuters. (more...)
Guatemala's Volcano of Fire erupts again, with 192 people still missing
- June 06, 2018

So far only the body of one relative, her 28-year-old cousin, Cesar Gudiel Escalante, has been recovered and identified. The prospects of finding any more survivors was poor, he said. People praised the police officers on Twitter for the rescue. "It may be that this dog no longer has a family". Sanchez, the Conred spokesman, said many dogs and cats had been rescued with burns on their paws from the mud and ash, some blinded from the volcanic gases. (more...)
Melania Trump skipping G7, North Korea summits Melania Trump skipping G7, North Korea summits
- June 06, 2018

According to The Guardian , CNN , and Politico , the first lady's last appearance was on May 10th, just before she entered hospital for treatment for a kidney condition. Weird grammar and syntax? The first lady has gone on other prominent global trips. "She will likely remain there for the duration of the week", he office said at the time. (more...)

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