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Strong quake hits Osaka
- June 18, 2018

Pictures circulating on social media showed electronic train announcement boards that had collapsed onto the platform at one local station, and broken glass at a ticket counter. The epicentre of the quake was in the northern part of the prefecture, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. Several train services remained suspended across Osaka Prefecture on Monday afternoon, causing major travel delays, although bullet trains resumed service about six hours after the quake. (more...)
Two injured, suspect dead in Walmart shooting Two injured, suspect dead in Walmart shooting
- June 18, 2018

Police are investigating four scenes connected with the shooting. "(The suspect) hijacks a auto apparently to get here, then hijacks another vehicle. The man's spree ended at a Walmart, after a bystander intervened, police say. The injured driver was airlifted to a hospital in Seattle and was in critical condition, the Times reported . Darren Gossler of Elma was in the store when the shooting started. (more...)
India moves ahead with tariffs on United States goods India moves ahead with tariffs on United States goods
- June 18, 2018

As the Trump administration faces flak for slapping tariff hikes on steel and aluminium imports, India has chose to retaliate by increasing import duties on 30 products from the United States. In its letter to the WTO, Delhi said the suspended concessions are substantially equivalent to the amount of trade affected by the measures imposed by the US. (more...)
Michael Goodwin: FBI chief proves Washington has a vendetta against Trump Michael Goodwin: FBI chief proves Washington has a vendetta against Trump
- June 18, 2018

What's more , Trump is completely ignoring the entire reason the Justice Department inspector general wrote this report: to look at whether the FBI mishandled the Clinton email investigation , not the Russian Federation probe. The 500-page report by Inspector General Michael Horowitz found that Comey, who was later fired by Trump, made a "serious error of judgment" when he announced shortly before the 2016 US presidential election that he was reopening an investigation into ... (more...)
White House divided: Melania breaks ranks with Trump on immigration White House divided: Melania breaks ranks with Trump on immigration
- June 18, 2018

In early May, the Trump administration made a decision to prosecute adults caught crossing the border illegally, which requires children to be separated from those adults. New immigration legislation introduced by House Republicans Friday does nothing to change the policy. President Barack Obama faced an even larger surge in border crossings that overflowed shelters and prompted the authorities to release many families. (more...)
Roger Stone met with Russian without Donald Trump's knowledge, Rudy Giuliani says
- June 18, 2018

Caputo claims that Greenberg's Russian accent didn't seem important to him at the time, since links to Russia were not yet a major issue for the Trump campaign. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on House Intelligence Committee, said was part of a pattern of deception. Stone told the Post he rejected the officer, saying that Trump " doesn't pay for anything ". (more...)
Saudi-led coalition enters Yemen's Hodeida airport Saudi-led coalition enters Yemen's Hodeida airport
- June 18, 2018

Hodeidah's provincial official Waleed Al Qudaim told Asharq Al-Awsat on Friday that the local legitimate authority has proposed an urgent humanitarian plan that should be implemented in parallel with the operation to liberate Hodeidah. "If that port closes, the whole country is going to spiral out of control". On the other hand, "the war against the Houthis in northern Yemen has resulted in Saudi Arabia's borders being regularly breached, missiles being fired at Saudi cities, worldwide ... (more...)
Kellyanne Conway Admits 'Nobody Likes' Trump's Immigration Policy
- June 18, 2018

Bush - also requires that certain unaccompanied alien minors be transferred out of immigration detention in 72 hours. Grisham's statement was first given to CNN reporter Kate Bennett . Some White House officials, such as Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, reportedly oppose the policy, while White House chief of staff John Kelly is an adamant backer. (more...)
2 feared dead after natural disaster hits Osaka in western Japan 2 feared dead after natural disaster hits Osaka in western Japan
- June 18, 2018

Some areas in Osaka are reportedly experiencing power shortage. A strong quake shook the city of Osaka in western Japan, causing scattered damage including broken glass and partial building collapses. A massive magnitude 9.0 quake hit northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011, triggering a huge tsunami that killed some 18,000 people and triggered the world's worst nuclear disaster in a quarter of a century at Tokyo Electric Power's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. (more...)
Three dead, dozens injured after 6.1 magnitude quake around Osaka, Japan
- June 18, 2018

The quake, which was recorded at a depth of 13km, left more than 170,000 households without power in Osaka prefecture and neighbouring Hyogo prefecture, where an natural disaster killed more than 6,400 people in the city of Kobe in January 1995. (more...)
Italy won't ratify European Union free-trade deal with Canada: farm minister Italy won't ratify European Union free-trade deal with Canada: farm minister
- June 18, 2018

On the reports about Italy's possible rejection of CETA, Freeland noted that Austria was initially reluctant to ratify CETA, but eventually came around. The association also pointed to risks posed by the annulment of duties on Canadian wheat - a country where the controversial weed killer glyphosate is widely used. (more...)
Melania Trump ‘hates’ to see families separated at border Melania Trump ‘hates’ to see families separated at border
- June 18, 2018

Mr Trump has claimed he hates the idea of separating children from the parents who try to enter the country, and has repeatedly blamed Democrats for the law, but the administration has acknowledged that crackdown on the families could serve as a deterrent. (more...)
3 confirmed dead in western Japan earthquake 3 confirmed dead in western Japan earthquake
- June 18, 2018

At least 51 people were injured, mainly across the northern Osaka and neighboring prefectures, the broadcaster reports, citing data from local police and fire departments. There was no damage to its Ohi and Takahama nuclear plants which are both located in the region, Kyodo News reported . Television footage also showed a "shinkansen" bullet train stopped on the railway. (more...)
Melbourne comedian Eurydice Dixon was a 'joyous and independent spirit'
- June 18, 2018

Dixon posted a Facebook message just before she was attacked. Her body was found on a football field roughly three hours later. Their knees muddy and their arms linked, rival footballers stand in silence around the flowers that are piling up where Eurydice Dixon was killed. (more...)
In coalition showdown, Merkel allies to decide on migrant plan In coalition showdown, Merkel allies to decide on migrant plan
- June 18, 2018

His party holds a leadership meeting Monday which could authorize Seehofer to push through his demand. Seehofer has been at odds with Merkel for a few years now, starting in 2015 when the refugee crisis began to unfold. Failure to reach a deal that can be presented as a breakthrough at European level could precipitate a full-blown crisis in Germany that might topple Merkel after nearly 13 years as chancellor. (more...)
Five killed in 160km/h highway chase by US border agents Five killed in 160km/h highway chase by US border agents
- June 18, 2018

The driver is now in custody with Homeland Security Investigations, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. He would not confirm if any of the patients had died. All of the people killed were immigrants. The vehicle was traveling around 100 miles per hour, according to Boyd. (more...)
Syria's Assad says still pursuing political solution for rebel-held south Syria's Assad says still pursuing political solution for rebel-held south
- June 18, 2018

It was the highest death toll from bombing since a "de-escalation zone" was agreed in southwest Syria previous year by the government's ally Russian Federation, along with Jordan and the United States. SYRIAN President Bashar al-Assad has said that talks led by Moscow on the future of the south of the country were ongoing, but warned that Israel and the United States were preventing a negotiated settlement. (more...)
Japan rocked by magnitude 6.1 earthquake, 2 feared dead Japan rocked by magnitude 6.1 earthquake, 2 feared dead
- June 18, 2018

Several others are reported in a state of " cardiopulmonary arrest ", a condition usually used by Japanese authorities until a formal examination has been conducted to confirm death. Kansai Electric Power said no irregularities had been detected at the Mihama, Takahama and Ohi nuclear plants after the quake. Train and subway service including the bullet train have been suspended to check for damage to equipment. (more...)
Melania Trump 'hates' to see families separated at US border Melania Trump 'hates' to see families separated at US border
- June 18, 2018

Jerry Nadler, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Rep. Adriano Espaillat, of NY, and Rep. Women in immigrant detention are recounting the last time they saw their children , which was weeks, oftentimes months ago. "He went to a zero-tolerance policy", Bannon said on ABC's "This Week". Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME said Sunday the number "may well be higher". (more...)
Roger Stone Met Russian National In May 2016
- June 18, 2018

He explained when he was reading The Washington Post report there were two major things that jumped out to him. The Post notes there is no evidence that Greenberg was working on behalf of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during the time of the meeting. (more...)
Rudy Giuliani Renews Calls for Justice Department to Investigate Russia Probe Rudy Giuliani Renews Calls for Justice Department to Investigate Russia Probe
- June 18, 2018

Another close associate of President Trump , Roger Stone, as the Inquisitr reported today, admitted meeting with a Russian national who offered dirt on Hillary Clinton . "Please, listen to what I'm saying, and the President: The big signal is, nobody's been pardoned yet". The report actually focused on decisions by former FBI Director James Comey in the 2016 investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server, well before Trump fired Comey and Mueller was named to take over the ... (more...)
Border patrol chase ends in deadly crash, at least five killed
- June 18, 2018

Border Patrol vehicles". The weight of the people causes the vehicle to become unstable and makes it easy for crashes to occur, Border Patrol officials previously told Breitbart Texas . Boyd said the driver and one passenger of the passengers were the only USA citizens in the vehicle. Six patients were taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center in San Antonio, Lt. (more...)
Germany coach rues 'very bad' first half in Mexico loss Germany coach rues 'very bad' first half in Mexico loss
- June 17, 2018

With the United States not in the World Cup , many brands and some former American soccer players pointed to Mexico as the team to root for in Russian Federation this month. "If we understand that tomorrow is just a normal football match, we have great chances". "Of course we want to win tomorrow". In theory and on paper they will control the game but that does not change the way we will play. (more...)
Angelina Jolie urges efforts to rebuild Mosul: 'Worst devastation I've seen' Angelina Jolie urges efforts to rebuild Mosul: 'Worst devastation I've seen'
- June 17, 2018

Jolie is a United Nations special envoy. The hundreds of thousands of people of the city were subjected to the horrors of war including explosions and shootings, and many residents were used as human shields and became targets as they tried to flea the city. (more...)
United States And North Korea Strive For Peace At Historic Singapore Summit United States And North Korea Strive For Peace At Historic Singapore Summit
- June 17, 2018

During the four-day trip, Kim paid a visit to Russian President Vladimir Putin to deliver a personal letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Wu agreed: "Without China's support, North Korea cannot safely promote denuclearisation and can't smoothly transfer the country's focus to economic development". (more...)
United States president's administration owns its cruel policy of separating families United States president's administration owns its cruel policy of separating families
- June 17, 2018

Because the children are not charged with a crime, USA rules state that they can not be detained with their parents. The officials used the opportunity, otherwise on the condition of anonymity, to accuse the press of spreading falsehoods about the policy. (more...)
Hawaii Kilauea Volcano: Trump Approves Disaster Assistance to Those Who Lost Homes Hawaii Kilauea Volcano: Trump Approves Disaster Assistance to Those Who Lost Homes
- June 17, 2018

Fissure 8 in the lower East Rift Zone remains very active with 170 foot tall lava fountains. Fissure 16 is oozing lava, the observatory said, and is being monitored closely. Just 90 minutes hot lava of the volcano Kilauea dried freshwater lake Greenlake on the Big Island. The aid will provide residents with shelter, unemployment, trauma, and legal assistance. (more...)
Trump 2020 working with ex-Cambridge Analytica staffers Trump 2020 working with ex-Cambridge Analytica staffers
- June 17, 2018

The AP also learned of Data Propria's work with the Trump campaign through other conversations Oczkowski had with political contacts and prospective clients. Oczkowski told the AP that Data Proporia will, in fact, not focus on psychography, but on campaign operations and data analysis instead. Called Cloud Commerce, Data Proporia's parent company, has largely rebuilt itself around Parscale's former company, now re-branded Parscale Digita, AP noted, and Parscale sits on Cloud Commerce's ... (more...)
At least 26 killed in Taliban, Afghan security cease-fire gathering At least 26 killed in Taliban, Afghan security cease-fire gathering
- June 17, 2018

A vehicle bomb killed 36 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday. The head of Afghanistan's High Peace Council , charged with negotiating with the Taliban, called Sunday on the Taliban to "consider the wishes of the people" and extend its own ceasefire . (more...)
Giuliani Says Trump's Call on Mueller Interview Likely Next Week Giuliani Says Trump's Call on Mueller Interview Likely Next Week
- June 17, 2018

During the course of the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, agents did not seize the Blackberry phones or other communication devices used by Clinton's inner circle at the State Department. Moreover, as we describe in Chapter Nine, in assessing Strzok's decision to prioritize the Russian Federation investigation over following up on the Midyear-related investigative lead discovered on the Weiner laptop in October 2016, these text messages led us to ... (more...)

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