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Takfiri terrorists attack besieged Shia towns in Syria's Idlib: Monitor Takfiri terrorists attack besieged Shia towns in Syria's Idlib: Monitor
- June 13, 2018

Most of Idlib province is held by an array of Islamist and jihadist groups with only parts controlled by the Russian-backed government. Idlib, which lies on the border with Turkey, has seen its population balloon to around 2 million people in recent years as fighters and civilians evacuated from other opposition areas are dumped there. (more...)
Donald Trump talks about G7 post Singapore summit Donald Trump talks about G7 post Singapore summit
- June 13, 2018

Nevertheless, the remaining six countries (G6) put the climate agenda on the top of the discussions in an attempt to address this long-lasting issue. Mr Trump said he chose to back out of the G-7 communique after watching Mr Trudeau's closing summit news conference, at which he warned that Canada would not be pushed around on tariffs - a point the Canadian prime minister had made several times before. (more...)
Trump aide sorry for 'place in hell' quip Trump aide sorry for 'place in hell' quip
- June 13, 2018

In Singapore, Trump announced that the United States would halt certain military drills with South Korea, while Kim committed to vague promises to ramp down the North Korean nuclear program. He said it "didn't look friendly" but it was "very friendly". "It's very unfair, and it's very unfair to our workers, and I'm gonna straighten it out". (more...)
Feds arrest dozens in alleged wire transfer scam Feds arrest dozens in alleged wire transfer scam
- June 13, 2018

Seventy-four people were arrested worldwide, including 42 in the United States, 29 in Nigeria, and three others in Canada, Mauritius, and Poland. Today's statement also said that federal authorities seized almost $2.4 million and disrupted and recovered approximately $14 million in fraudulent wire transfers. (more...)
Australia says end to South Korea-US war games not a certainty Australia says end to South Korea-US war games not a certainty
- June 13, 2018

Now, he said, his only mission is to bring peace to the USA and North Korea. "I was shocked when he called the exercises 'provocative , ' a very unlikely word to be used by a USA president", the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. (more...)
Ministers win key Brexit bill vote after concession
- June 13, 2018

MPs voted 324 to 298 to reject the proposal, which had come to parliament after the Lords brought amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill. The issue of a "meaningful vote" is set to be a flashpoint in the Commons, with ministers seeking to overturn a Lords amendment which would give Parliament extensive powers to direct ministers how to proceed if a deal with Brussels is rejected by MPs or no deal is reached. (more...)
Mattis not surprised by Trump's call to end military exercises: Pentagon
- June 13, 2018

Pompeo is scheduled to immediately fly to Seoul and Beijing after the summit to brief South Korean allies and Chinese officials on the discussions, reflecting the reality than any solutions in the region will need buy-in from those nations. (more...)
Macedonia and Greece reach agreement in name dispute Macedonia and Greece reach agreement in name dispute
- June 13, 2018

Macedonia will also amend its constitution to reflect the change as part of the deal. Under the deal, the country known at the United Nations as Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Fyrom) will be named Severna Makedonija, or Republic of North Macedonia . (more...)
Aid group ICRC pulls dozens of staff from Yemen over security risks Aid group ICRC pulls dozens of staff from Yemen over security risks
- June 13, 2018

The deal - which is still not being made public and could be altered - lays out a plan to end the four-year war in Yemen, which has seen Iran-backed Houthi rebels at war with a Saudi-led Arab military coalition and Yemeni government forces. (more...)
Dancing FBI agent who accidentally shot someone is arrested
- June 13, 2018

The charge is a fourth-degree felony. Bishop has been charged with assault and additional charges might be filed. "We are filing this charge now rather than waiting until the BAC report is received, which we understand could take another week, because sufficient evidence has been presented to file it", she said. (more...)
Government avoids defeat on Brexit bill
- June 13, 2018

Theresa May has averted an embarrassing defeat over the government's EU Withdrawal Bill by giving MPs a say on the next steps for Brexit if she fails to secure a withdrawal agreement by the end of November. "I can not support the government's decision to oppose this amendment because doing so breaches such fundamental principles of human rights and parliamentary sovereignty", he said. (more...)
Memphis woman arrested after driving around grandkids in dog kennels Memphis woman arrested after driving around grandkids in dog kennels
- June 13, 2018

She was reportedly charged with two counts of child endangerment . Police noted that it was 95 degrees that day in Memphis and that there were no air vents in the back of the Ford Explorer. "It's a huge mistake, get some help yeah but put her in jail, it's hard to say", Blake said. I only met her like once maybe twice. Neighbors tells us Cheeks just bought two puppies, which is why the kennels are in the back of her truck. (more...)
NYC parade puts focus on Puerto Rico's plight NYC parade puts focus on Puerto Rico's plight
- June 13, 2018

This year's 61 annual celebration was unlike any other with spectators looking to celebrate their heritage and spotlight Puerto Rico's hardships and lagging support the island has received following the devasting effects of Hurricane Maria. (more...)
Ivanka Trump Tweets a ‘Chinese Proverb,’ Only It’s Not Actually Chinese
- June 13, 2018

Her tweet came on the eve of the day when her father, Donald Trump , met the North Korean leader at Capella Hotel in Singapore's Sentosa Island to hold talks, in a bid to resolve the decades-long nuclear stand-off between the two countries. (more...)
United Kingdom justice minister resigns ahead of key Brexit debate
- June 13, 2018

The victory - by 324 votes to 298 - only came after public haggling between ministers and would-be rebels and a meeting between Mrs May and more than a dozen Tory MPs. The government was putting a combative spin on the concessions Tuesday evening: "The Brexit Secretary has set out three tests that any new amendment has to meet - not undermining the negotiations, not changing the constitutional role of Parliament and Government in negotiating global treaties, and respecting the referendum ... (more...)
A raccoon scaled a Minnesota office building. The internet loved it.
- June 13, 2018

Late Tuesday morning, June 12, maintenance employees of St. Paul's Town Square building tried to tempt the raccoon down with a long pole, but the critter was having none of it. local time, he had almost reached the top of the building. Paige Donnelly Law, on the same floor of the tower, said in a tweet that they've been told there are live traps on the roof and they are hoping the raccoon will make it the rest of the way up. (more...)
Trump's vow to end US-South Korea drills catches Pentagon off guard Trump's vow to end US-South Korea drills catches Pentagon off guard
- June 13, 2018

Following the unprecedented meeting in Singapore, Trump stunned observers when he said continuing the exercises routinely held between the US and South Korea would be "inappropriate" while Washington fleshes out a comprehensive deal with Pyongyang. (more...)
Alec Baldwin says he would Alec Baldwin says he would "absolutely win" race against Trump
- June 13, 2018

Alec has claimed in the past that Melania is a fan of his impersonation. The actor also notes how his presidential campaign would be "the funniest, most exciting, most insane campaign", which makes the prospect of him engaging in a political tête-à-tête with the current POTUS all the more exciting. (more...)
Food Twitter Roasts Trump and Kim Jong-un Over Summit Lunch Food Twitter Roasts Trump and Kim Jong-un Over Summit Lunch
- June 13, 2018

I think we're going to have a great discussion. "We didn't have a big screen like you [the media] have the luxury of having, we didn't need it because we had it on a cassette and an iPad". "The old prejudices and practices worked as obstacles on our way forward, but we've overcome all of them, and we are here today", he said, after which the pair shook hands and Trump gave his famous thumbs-up to the cameras. (more...)
Bipartisan Senate effort aims to override Trump’s deal to save ZTE Bipartisan Senate effort aims to override Trump’s deal to save ZTE
- June 13, 2018

Under orders from Mr. Trump, the Commerce Department last week weakened penalties on ZTE, reducing a near-death sentence to a $1 billion fine and continued oversight. Senators on both sides of the aisle criticized Trump for calling on the Commerce Department to reverse its position, with many saying ZTE poses a risk to U.S. (more...)
The lesson of today's government climbdown: we're likely heading for soft Brexit
- June 13, 2018

Potential rebels fell into line after Solicitor General Robert Buckland said ministers were ready to "engage positively" with their concerns before the Bill returns to the Upper House next Monday. If the government fails to pass the bill as it is, it will be forced to change what it asks for in negotiations with the European Union -undermining May's position and possibly threatening her job as Prime Minister. (more...)
Trump adviser apologizes for 'inappropriate' comments targeting Tru.. Trump adviser apologizes for 'inappropriate' comments targeting Tru..
- June 13, 2018

In tweets , Trump insulted Trudeau as "dishonest" and "weak". The attack on a longtime ally and its leader drew sharp criticism. She also said the European Union would "act" against the US trade measures. "What I saw Prime Minister Trudeau say was, I thought, fairly benign and certainly didn't warrant any attack". President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau engaged in a war of words after the G7 summit. (more...)
Trudeau on Trump: we support North Korea efforts, won't engage on comments Trudeau on Trump: we support North Korea efforts, won't engage on comments
- June 13, 2018

At an event hosted by the Journal , Navarro said he had made a mistake, according to the newspaper. Peter Navarro told a business conference in Washington Tuesday that his comment about Mr. "The problem was that in conveying that message I used language that was inappropriate". "I really did. Other than he had a news conference that he had cause he assumed I was in an airplane and I wasn't watching". (more...)
Election Official, Police Officers Arrested After Ballot Boxes Torched Election Official, Police Officers Arrested After Ballot Boxes Torched
- June 13, 2018

Plumes of smoke rise after a fire broke out at Baghdad's largest ballot box storage site, where ballots from Iraq's May parliamentary elections are stored, in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, June 10, 2018. The election should be re-run, he said. Last month's election saw a record number of abstentions as Iraqis snubbed the corruption-tainted elite who have dominated the country since the 2003 USA -led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. (more...)
Brexiteer 'met Russian officials before referendum vote' Brexiteer 'met Russian officials before referendum vote'
- June 13, 2018

Speaking on his LBC show, Nigel Farage said that he knew Arron Banks and Andy Wigmore had met with the Russian ambassador at his residence because he was invited but said so. Arron Banks will face questions on Tuesday over his meetings with Russia's ambassador to London amid claims of Moscow-meddling in the 2016 vote to leave the European Union. (more...)
Man takes two hostage, including pregnant woman, in Paris office Man takes two hostage, including pregnant woman, in Paris office
- June 13, 2018

An armed man has taken a number of people hostage, according to reports, including a pregnant woman. A Paris police official told CBS News there was no immediate indication of a link to terrorism, however members of the force's elite serious crime unit, known as the BRI, were on the scene. (more...)
Arron Banks quits commitee to go for lunch Arron Banks quits commitee to go for lunch
- June 13, 2018

He added: "I have no business in Russian Federation, I have done no business deals in Russian Federation". Asked if he believed there was any attempt by Russian Federation to influence the outcome of the 2016 vote, Mr Banks said it was "possible" but he believed it was confined to a few hackers and computer bots at a "low level". (more...)
Virginia's 2018 Midterm Primary is Tuesday Virginia's 2018 Midterm Primary is Tuesday
- June 12, 2018

To find out how to register to vote or to check your registration status, visit the Virginia Department of Elections website . Locally in the 2nd Congressional District, incumbent Republican Rep. U.S. Senate: Three Republicans will battle it out to be the GOP contender to take on Democratic-Incumbent Sen. That's in contrast to the last midterm election in 2014, when the state Republican early turnout was 43% higher than for Democrats. (more...)
Irish women bare all in record-breaking skinny dip Irish women bare all in record-breaking skinny dip
- June 12, 2018

Organisers of the "Strip and Dip" say that 2,505 women were adjudicated by a Guinness World Records official to have spent at least five minutes in the water at Magheramore beach. "It was awesome. I have never been naked in front of anybody before, except my husband, and it was brilliant and bracing", she said. One of the participants from Donegal was Bronwyn Walsh. (more...)
13 dead in ‘IS attack’ on Afghan Ministry 13 dead in ‘IS attack’ on Afghan Ministry
- June 12, 2018

The blast occurred at the main gate of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, police and health ministry spokesmen told AFP . Employees inside the ministry at the time of the attack confirmed hearing a blast. At least six people were killed and 30 wounded, he said, but that could not be immediately confirmed. Three people were also injured . COAS congratulated Afghanistan authorities on recent peace initiatives especially in respect of the holy month of Ramadan/ Eid and ... (more...)

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