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Leading Tory rebel Dominic Grieve rejects May's Brexit compromise Leading Tory rebel Dominic Grieve rejects May's Brexit compromise
- June 17, 2018

Instead of allowing MPs to intervene in the event of no deal being reached by mid-January - which would nearly certainly have paved the way for the softest of Brexits (but which may also result in a punishing deal from the EU) the amendment as published grants "a motion in neutral terms" - removing the ability of MPs to alter it with, for example, a demand to stay in the single market. (more...)
US, S Korea Discuss Future of Joint Military Drills US, S Korea Discuss Future of Joint Military Drills
- June 17, 2018

The US has stationed combat troops in South Korea since the Korean War ended in 1953 with an armistice and no peace treaty. "Let me be clear". Lim is also scheduled to meet with senior Trump administration officials and members of the Congressional Study Group on Korea (CSGK), a bipartisan group of US lawmakers interested in Korea issues. (more...)
PM's compromise on Brexit branded unacceptable by pro-EU Tories PM's compromise on Brexit branded unacceptable by pro-EU Tories
- June 17, 2018

The prime minister narrowly avoided a damaging defeat this week when she bought off rebel MPs with a promise of more control over negotiations. Mr Tugendhat's warning came as the prime minister continued to wrestle with a demand from Tory Remainer rebels to hand parliament the ability to direct negotiations if it rejects the final deal. (more...)
British gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell briefly held in Moscow over protest British gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell briefly held in Moscow over protest
- June 17, 2018

In a statement before the protest, Mr Tatchell said: "President Putin has failed to condemn and act against the homophobic witch-hunts in Chechnya, which have seen scores of LGBT + people arrested and tortured, with some even being murdered". (more...)
Meet a new country: Meet a new country: "Northern Macedonia" - What's in a name?
- June 16, 2018

Greece argued that the name Macedonia should refer only to its northern region, which was Alexander the Great's stronghold in ancient times, and today is split into eastern, western and central administrative divisions. "For my whole life I've been called Marica, it would be the same as if someone would force me now to change my name". Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Macedonia's new name, Republic of Northern Macedonia, "opens the way for the European and Euro-Atlantic ... (more...)
Eight injured as taxi runs into crowd in central Moscow
- June 16, 2018

Preliminary information indicated the driver lost control of the vehicle. The incident happened not far from the Kremlin and Red Square, an area packed with tourists. Mexico take on Germany on Sunday in their first World Cup match at Moscow's Luzhniki stadium, and thousands of Mexican fans are in the Russian capital. (more...)
Italy's Salvini bans two more migrant rescue boats Italy's Salvini bans two more migrant rescue boats
- June 16, 2018

With Italy's new coalition government - an unlikely mix of populist political neophytes of far-right and leftist persuasions - only weeks old but already ruffling feathers with Salvini's scrappy approach, Europe's already hard conversation about migration is about to get even more strained. (more...)
Argentine lawmakers approve bill to legalise abortion Argentine lawmakers approve bill to legalise abortion
- June 16, 2018

The bill would decriminalize abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, and beyond that in cases where the fetus suffers from conditions not compatible with life outside the womb. Before the final vote, a legislative committee held consultations for over two months, where experts in favor of and against the legalization presented their positions and arguments. (more...)
Eid truce between Afghan army and Taliban marred by deadly blast Eid truce between Afghan army and Taliban marred by deadly blast
- June 16, 2018

Bati Kot is on the highway connecting the Nangarhar provincial capital of Jalalabad with Torkham, one of the major border crossings into Pakistan, which has always been accused of supporting the Taliban and providing safe haven to its leaders, charges it denies. (more...)
Iowa lawmaker Steve King shares tweet by prominent neo-Nazi Iowa lawmaker Steve King shares tweet by prominent neo-Nazi
- June 16, 2018

King. a Representative from Iowa, tweeted on Tuesday, linking to an anti-immigration tweet from Mark Collett . The post was retweeted by Rep. Steve King, who added his own line to the post. "65% of Italians under the age of 35 now oppose mass immigration". In the past, King has also promoted birtherism and said the U.S should not have to apologize for slavery. (more...)
Australia to offer national apology for institutional child sex abuse Australia to offer national apology for institutional child sex abuse
- June 16, 2018

Mr Turnbull this morning outlined the Federal Government's formal response to the five-year royal commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse. A taskforce in the Attorney-General's Department will track progress on implementing the royal commission recommendations. It also recommended a "failure to protect" offence if an adult knew there was a substantial risk that another adult associated with an institution would commit child sexual abuse. (more...)
23-foot-long python swallows Indonesian woman - KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona 23-foot-long python swallows Indonesian woman - KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona
- June 16, 2018

On Friday, her family went to look for her at the garden but found only her belongings, including sandals and a flashlight. The local area police chief, Hamka, stated that a search party was immediately formed to trace her whereabouts on the island. (more...)
Eight injured after taxi runs into crowd in Moscow Eight injured after taxi runs into crowd in Moscow
- June 16, 2018

Moscow police say the driver lost control of the vehicle, while sources say he also may have been drunk. Eight people have sought medical assistance, the Moscow police said. Among the injured included Mexican fans who were gearing up to watch their nation's opening World Cup game against Germany tomorrow. The driver of the taxi has been detained, officials said. (more...)
Israeli woman charged in Islamic State US terror plot Israeli woman charged in Islamic State US terror plot
- June 16, 2018

She is also accused of hacking Facebook accounts and using them to recruit attackers. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, she maintained "a virtual library of instructions on how to make bombs, biological weapons, poisons, and suicide vests". (more...)
Weekend Outlook: Hot and humid for Father's Day Weekend Outlook: Hot and humid for Father's Day
- June 16, 2018

It's a fairly comfortable start to your Thursday , with low humidity and temperatures hovering in the 60s. MONDAY | Continued hazy, hot, and humid with a stray PM storm. Factoring in humidity, it will feel like 100 to 105 degrees. That cold front that ran through earlier today wasn't real successful producing rain, but it's sure did a fantastic job getting rid of the humidity. (more...)
Nearly 2000 children separated from parents as U.S. border crackdown continues Nearly 2000 children separated from parents as U.S. border crackdown continues
- June 16, 2018

The figures show that 1,995 minors were separated from 1,940 adults between April 19 and May 31, breaking down to an average of 46 children per day being separated from their families. The Trump administration's practice of separating migrant children from their parents at the southern border has brought attention to a little-known government agency. (more...)
EPA's Pruitt Got Rose Bowl Tickets. Democrats Want to Know How EPA's Pruitt Got Rose Bowl Tickets. Democrats Want to Know How
- June 16, 2018

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt obtained tickets to this year's Rose Bowl college football game from a public relations executive, said a letter by the top Democrat on the House of Representatives oversight committee released on Friday. (more...)
Harvard rated Asian-American applicants as less kind, likable, lawsuit states Harvard rated Asian-American applicants as less kind, likable, lawsuit states
- June 16, 2018

The school's Office of Institutional Research recently completed three reports that began in 2013, revealing that Asian-Americans faced a penalty in the admissions process. Harvard is calling the suit , "the latest salvo by ideological opponents of the consideration of race in university admissions". Both sides have filed for summary judgment in the case - meaning a judge would rule for one side or the other immediately - but if that request is denied, the case will go to trial in ... (more...)
Kansas sheriff's deputies die after inmate-involved shooting Kansas sheriff's deputies die after inmate-involved shooting
- June 16, 2018

Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer released a statement Friday saying he was deeply saddened to learn of the shooting and that he and his wife, Ruth, would be praying for the deputies and their families. Kansas City Police Chief Terry Zeigler did not share details about the shooting and told reporters that investigators are still speaking with witnesses. (more...)
NY state sues Donald Trump for ‘illegal conduct’ at family foundation NY state sues Donald Trump for ‘illegal conduct’ at family foundation
- June 16, 2018

The AG has named the President but also Ivanka Trump , Donald Trump Jr . Underwood's office also referred potential criminal prosecutions to the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Election Commission . Trump ran the Foundation according to his whim rather than the law". The lawsuit aims to dissolve the foundation and ensure none of its directors can serve any not-for-profit in NY state in the future. (more...)
Germany 'thwarts' Islamic extremist chemical attack Germany 'thwarts' Islamic extremist chemical attack
- June 16, 2018

Investigators recovered the deadly biological agent ricin -created from the seeds of castor beans- at the scene. He is accused of having started procuring material, including a large quantity of seeds needed for the creation of ricin, online in mid-May. (more...)
Famed Glasgow art school ravaged by fire again Famed Glasgow art school ravaged by fire again
- June 16, 2018

Glasgow School of Art fire. The school confirmed the fire in a tweet on Saturday morning. A restoration project, which was set to cost between £20m and £35m, had been returning the famous art school to its former glory after a devastating fire in 2014, with Brad Pitt and Peter Capaldi among those lending support, Independent reported. (more...)
US Intelligence Denies UAE Request to Support New Offensive in Yemen US Intelligence Denies UAE Request to Support New Offensive in Yemen
- June 16, 2018

Mr Griffiths is expected to brief the council on Monday, including on his proposals to restart negotiations to restore peace to Yemen . Ambassador Vasily A Nebenzia of Russian Federation, the 15-member council's president for June, told reporters that it "urged all sides to uphold their obligations under worldwide law". (more...)
Grenfell Tower victims remembered one year on Grenfell Tower victims remembered one year on
- June 16, 2018

Two separate fires broke out in high-rise residential blocks in London and Glasgow, on the first anniversary of the deadly Grenfell Tower fire. On Wednesday night, Grenfell Tower was among a dozen buildings illuminated in green as a sign of respect, along with Downing Street and the London Eye. (more...)
Eurydice Dixon: Comedian's killing prompts anger in Australia Eurydice Dixon: Comedian's killing prompts anger in Australia
- June 16, 2018

Eurydice Dixon had a promising comedy career. Eurydice Dixon . 22 years old. At the age of just seven, police knocked on the door of Ms Dixon's family home with the news her mother had been found dead in a shopping centre. I've seen people pitch apps, being like 'can we do something to record where these things are happening and spread awareness about places to avoid?'. (more...)
Irish Government must secure permanent solution on border insists Matt Carthy MEP Irish Government must secure permanent solution on border insists Matt Carthy MEP
- June 16, 2018

May rejects that as it means new sea and air frontiers between Northern Ireland and the British mainland. The EU, and above all its member state Ireland, insist that no hard border can be created with Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom, once Britain leaves in March. (more...)
NKorea To Return Remains of About 7,500 US Soldiers NKorea To Return Remains of About 7,500 US Soldiers
- June 16, 2018

Speaking on Trump's possible visit for the World Cup, Peskov said "for this there is even no need for North America to win". Around 8 a.m. on Friday, Trump tweeted that the morning talk show was on the White House front lawn. Ahn Ik-san, the North's chief delegate, said the delay was due to "certain headwinds" without elaborating, adding the two sides should overcome future obstacles based on mutual understanding and the spirit of the inter-Korean summit. (more...)
Rand Called Lindsey Graham a Danger to the Country - Cortney O'Brien Rand Called Lindsey Graham a Danger to the Country - Cortney O'Brien
- June 16, 2018

Iran did not have nuclear weapons. He added, "I'm willing to do a lot of things to get them to give up their nuclear weapons and end their missile program". The meeting was briefly called off when a top North Korean official said the county was ready for a nuclear showdown and called Vice President Mike Pence "a political dummy". (more...)
Trump confounds allies, facts with stance on Russian Federation Trump confounds allies, facts with stance on Russian Federation
- June 16, 2018

Speaking to reporters outside the White House on Friday, Trump also took shots at President Barack Obama's handling of the conflict in Ukraine. "I think it's better to have Russian Federation in than out". "As long as I'm the President, there will not be such a decision", he said. "President Obama lost Crimea because President Putin didn't respect President Obama, didn't respect our country, and didn't respect Ukraine". (more...)
Theresa May's meaningful vote compromise rejected by rebel MPs
- June 16, 2018

BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said Remain-leaning Tory MPs were furious and it set the scene for another big showdown when the bill returns to Parliament. It's "as you were" for Brexit, as the Tory soft Brexiteers, placated earlier in the week by Theresa May , now find themselves sidelined again - with the PM accused of reneging on the deal to give MPs a meaningful vote on Brexit. (more...)

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