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Photo shows Australian soldiers flying Nazi flag in Afghanistan Photo shows Australian soldiers flying Nazi flag in Afghanistan
- June 16, 2018

Two separate Defence sources have identified a particular soldier as the individual who took the flag to Afghanistan . A source familiar with the incident told the ABC it had been intended as a " twisted joke " rather than a show of support for fascism. (more...)
Trump says no to 'moderate' immigration plan Trump says no to 'moderate' immigration plan
- June 16, 2018

Now, with November's congressional elections nearing, Republicans are scrambling to minimize a potential backlash among Hispanic voters. "I'm all for the athletes, I think it's great, I love athletics, I love sports, but they shouldn't get the politics involved", Trump said. (more...)
Trump sued for 'illegal conduct' at family foundation Trump sued for 'illegal conduct' at family foundation
- June 16, 2018

During the 2016 presidential race, Trump frequently derided a charity run by the family of his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton , saying without proof that the former secretary of state gave favourable treatment to the Clinton Foundation's wealthy donors. (more...)
Upskirting likely to become criminal offense in UK Upskirting likely to become criminal offense in UK
- June 16, 2018

Upskirting is due to form part of the Voyeurism (Offences) Bill - introduced by Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse. She said: "We knew this was a risk but I now stand with powerful, passionate women and men behind me, and I am confident that (junior minister) Lucy Frazer is committed to, and will, close this gap in the law". (more...)
United States drone strike kills senior Pakistan Taliban chief in Afghanistan, says report
- June 16, 2018

An American drone attack has targeted and killed the leader of the Pakistani Taliban in an eastern border province of Afghanistan, military officials and local intelligence sources confirmed to VOA. The five men who died in the drone attack were buried in Bachai Graveyard early in the morning of June 14. A statement from US Forces-Afghanistan claimed that the strike did not put an ongoing, unilateral ceasefire initiated by the Afghan government at risk. (more...)
London Breed is San Francisco’s First African-American Female Mayor London Breed is San Francisco’s First African-American Female Mayor
- June 16, 2018

The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that former state Senator Mark Leno conceded the mayor's race to Breed and called to congratulate her earlier today. " She's a fighter", said Reverend Brown, "She played around here, she attended the meetings of the Youth Council of NAACP here". Nominating someone to fill the seat is one thing, but afterward, it's unclear when an election for the District 5 seat will happen. (more...)
White House cites Bible to defend child separation border policy White House cites Bible to defend child separation border policy
- June 16, 2018

Ryan claimed Thursday that the family-separation policy is being dictated by a court ruling that prevents children who enter the country illegally from being held in custody for long periods. Instead, she said, "they're playing political games and attacking the president". "I know it's hard for you to understand", she said to the reporter, "even short sentences, I guess". (more...)
Haze engulfs Delhi-NCR as air quality reaches 'hazardous' level Haze engulfs Delhi-NCR as air quality reaches 'hazardous' level
- June 16, 2018

NDTV delivers reliable information across all platforms: TV, Internet and Mobile. The air quality index has been ranging between poor to very poor across the Delhi NCR region, with the levels peaking at 350 and above at several points between March and May, according to a new report . (more...)
Hillary Clinton masterfully mocks James Comey over his misuse of private email Hillary Clinton masterfully mocks James Comey over his misuse of private email
- June 16, 2018

Since Horowitz's report criticizes Comey, Trump's claim is superficially plausible. "This report confirms what we have known for a long time - that the FBI inappropriately applied a double standard to the Clinton and Trump investigations which hurt her and helped elect him", Podesta told Reuters . (more...)
Two tourists in Portugal fell to their death while taking a selfie Two tourists in Portugal fell to their death while taking a selfie
- June 16, 2018

Michael Kearns, 33, and his British partner Louise Benson, 37, are believed to have died early on Tuesday local time after the fall in the popular tourist town of Ericeira, about 35 kilometres north of Lisbon. The woman from the United Kingdom who died is reported to have been 30. His mother told the paper that the couple had left Australia in January and had attended a wedding in Portugal in recent weeks. (more...)
Legislation to Legalize Hemp Moves to Senate Floor Vote in Farm Bill Legislation to Legalize Hemp Moves to Senate Floor Vote in Farm Bill
- June 16, 2018

In addition, the Act is being fast-tracked through the Senate, bypassing the standard committee review process. Comments have been edited for clarity and concision . "We have heard what the senators had to say on this matter, but we will go ahead with the recommendations from experts". The bill also has a major impact in protecting Michigan's Great Lakes, investing in our small towns and rural communities, promoting MI forestry, supporting local food economies and providing healthy food ... (more...)
Jogger who tossed homeless man's belongings charged Jogger who tossed homeless man's belongings charged
- June 16, 2018

The homeless man - Greg Markson - was not there when the incident took place. What do you want me to do? "Lake Merritt is an extremely robust space, from joggers to artists to people reading, but at the core of all that diversity of use there has to be mutual respect". (more...)
Leader of Pakistani Taliban killed by USA drone strike, Afghanistan says Leader of Pakistani Taliban killed by USA drone strike, Afghanistan says
- June 16, 2018

The strike early Thursday morning in northeastern Kunar province killed Fazlullah and two other insurgents, an Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman told the AP Friday. "Killing of TTP (Pakistan Taliban) commander is a positive development, it gives relief to scores of Pakistani families who fell victims to TTP militacy including the Army Public School (APS) massacre". (more...)
Read This Thread: Inside Trump's Detention Camp for Immigrant Children Read This Thread: Inside Trump's Detention Camp for Immigrant Children
- June 16, 2018

Texas state Rep. Mary González (D) whose district includes the Tornillo area, said in a statement Thursday that the port of entry is unable to care for hundreds of children. On Wednesday, MSNBC and other outlets sent reporters to Brownsville, Texas , to inspect holding facilities for unaccompanied minors-kids that either crossed the border alone or were forcibly removed from their parents, as the Trump administration cracks down on migrants seeking asylum. (more...)
Germany migrant row threatens Merkel coalition Germany migrant row threatens Merkel coalition
- June 15, 2018

Hardline SCU interior minister Horst Seehofer wants Germany to unilaterally impose tougher migration controls, while Merkel fears that will further divide the European Union and wants to coordinate controls throughBrussels. "Of course they must be turned back at the border", he said. Merkel argues that Germany must not take the sudden and unilateral step of rejecting most asylum seekers at the border, which would heighten the burden for frontline countries like Italy, Greece and Spain. (more...)
N. Korea's scattered weapons sites highlight the challenge of denuclearization N. Korea's scattered weapons sites highlight the challenge of denuclearization
- June 15, 2018

Hours after talks between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump in Singapore, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the Security Council's sanctions against North Korea were created to be adjusted and could be suspended or lifted in accordance with the North's actions. (more...)
President Trump raises eyebrows with ‘joke’ comparing himself to Kim Jong Un
- June 15, 2018

Marco Rubio (R-FL) for tweets he posted criticizing Kim, pointing out to him that they were out of step with the president, who has been "talking about Kim Jong Un as someone who appeared to be amusing, he's smart, the president has said of him". (more...)
Michael Cohen seeking restraining order against Michael Avenatti Michael Cohen seeking restraining order against Michael Avenatti
- June 15, 2018

He also said, "I always liked Michael". Asked by reporters Friday if he was anxious about Cohen cooperating, Trump said, "I did nothing wrong, nothing wrong". Cohen filed for a restraining order Thursday because he says Avenatti is bad mouthing him, in general. and specifically, calling him a criminal who's about to be indicted. (more...)
Trump to reject immigration proposal protecting families separated at border Trump to reject immigration proposal protecting families separated at border
- June 15, 2018

Asked about whether the White House backed either of the two House proposals on Thursday, press secretary Sarah Sanders did not directly answer. In the Friday morning gaggle with reporters, Trump revealed that what he wants in return is funding for his border wall, effectively using migrant children as leverage. (more...)
Paul Manafort Going to Jail After Judge Revokes Bail Paul Manafort Going to Jail After Judge Revokes Bail
- June 15, 2018

Paul Manafort was ordered locked up ahead of his two trials for bank fraud and money laundering. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is going to jail. According to Mr Mueller's motion, Mr Manafort tried to reach witnesses who could be called to testify about unlawful lobbying that he allegedly carried out on behalf of Ukraine's previous pro-Russian government. (more...)
U.N. General Assembly Condemns Israel's Massacre of Gaza Protesters U.N. General Assembly Condemns Israel's Massacre of Gaza Protesters
- June 15, 2018

The General Assembly adopted a resolution with 120 votes in favor, eight against and 45 abstentions. An amendment presented by the United States that condemned Hamas for "inciting violence" along the border with Gaza failed to garner the two-thirds majority needed for adoption. (more...)
Pakistani Taliban Head Killed by U.S. Airstrike in Afghanistan
- June 15, 2018

According to a statement attributed to U.S. Forces-Afghanistan spokesman, Martin O'Donnell, the U.S. carried out a "counterterrorism strike" on June 14 near the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan targeting "a senior leader of a designated terrorist organization". (more...)
Comics rally for Melbourne murder victim
- June 15, 2018

Police warnings after Ms Dixon's murder have sparked a deluge of criticism and debate about "personal safety". One of the last people to see aspiring comedian Eurydice Dixon before she was allegedly raped and murdered in a Melbourne park, hundreds of metres from her home, said she was "on top of the world" after a performance. (more...)
A Trump Salute Shows Up in North Korea Video A Trump Salute Shows Up in North Korea Video
- June 15, 2018

Earlier on the same day, the ROK's President Moon Jae-in said the world had escaped the threat of war after this week's Singapore summit, echoing US President Donald Trump's upbeat assessment of his meeting with Kim Jong-un, top leader of the DPRK. (more...)
May's Brexit compromise hits snag, wrangling to continue
- June 15, 2018

The Prime Minister is facing the biggest parliamentary bust-up yet on her flagship Brexit legislation after a compromise created to keep critics in her own party on board was denounced as "unacceptable" by Tory Remainers. "I'm sorry if they're disappointed by the final terms of it, I really am". Under these circumstances, a minister must make a statement in Parliament within 14 days and give MPs an opportunity to vote. (more...)
What Trump doesn't get about Canadian politics What Trump doesn't get about Canadian politics
- June 15, 2018

Trump issued a statement on Tuesday in which he promised Trudeau's statements would end up costing Canada " a lot of money ". Both aides accused Mr Trudeau of betraying Mr Trump when he gave a news conference after the USA president had departed. (more...)
Saudi Arabia to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Friday Saudi Arabia to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Friday
- June 15, 2018

While Australia and New Zealand will ring into the festival on Saturday, Singapore and Malaysia will celebrate it on June 15. The country's railways have announced special "Eid trains" with extra carriages and discounts to tackle the rush. (more...)
Is anything out of reach after historic summit with North Korea? Is anything out of reach after historic summit with North Korea?
- June 15, 2018

Talks are going to happen, [U.S. Secretary of State Mike] Pompeo will lead them initially and there's going to be a second summit meeting. Trump said Kim is "a very talented man " and he will invite him to the White House at the "appropriate time", and he will also travel to Pyongyang at a certain time. (more...)
2 people fall to ground after Daytona Beach roller coaster derails 2 people fall to ground after Daytona Beach roller coaster derails
- June 15, 2018

Firefighters worked to rescue ten other people from the train, which appeared to be dangling above the ground. The Daytona Beach Fire Department tweeted dramatic video showing the rescue of riders trapped in dangling cars. The coaster derailed and riders were "hanging" after three coaster cars went off the tracks, the department said. Six were taken to a hospital. It was unclear when the ride was last inspected. (more...)
Sarah Huckabee Sanders Responds to Reports She's Leaving the White House Sarah Huckabee Sanders Responds to Reports She's Leaving the White House
- June 15, 2018

The administration is pushing a "zero tolerance" policy that is separating more children from parents who are arrested for illegally crossing the border. The interrogation had originally started when CNN's Jim Acosta asked Sanders about Attorney General Jeff Sessions's use of a bible quote to defend the new policy. (more...)

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