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Trump says he and Chief of Staff John Kelly have 'good relationship' Trump says he and Chief of Staff John Kelly have 'good relationship'
- June 30, 2018

Asked if he was looking for a new chief of staff, Trump said: "No. No. He's a wonderful man". When asked how long Kelly is likely to stay in his job, Trump said he did not know. "I like him and I respect him". Kelly has told confidants he now has no plan to leave and has made no formal preparations to do so, according to one person with knowledge of his thinking. (more...)
Prince William and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shake hands in West Bank Prince William and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shake hands in West Bank
- June 30, 2018

Before World War I, the Jewish people were steadily returning to the Land of Israel, though when the fighting started, they took the side of the Allied Powers. When I was showing him the family tree with the Russian links, I told the prince that I'd read somewhere that someone once asked Prince Philip if he had ever been to Russia, and that he had said "they murdered half my bloody family, so maybe I'll go, maybe not". (more...)
US intelligence believes North Korea making more nuclear bomb fuel despite talks
- June 30, 2018

Mr Kim made the so-called field guidance to a reed farm in Sindo County in North Pyongan Province, which borders China, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). Experts have long believed that the North likely had multiple secret sites, but the confirmation of it is a new development. "Together, these two things would imply that North Korea meant to disclose some sites as part of the denuclearisation process, while retaining others", he said. (more...)
Annapolis Capital Gazette covered the shooting in its OWN newsroom Annapolis Capital Gazette covered the shooting in its OWN newsroom
- June 30, 2018

Here's what we know so far about Thursday's attack. Among the victims was veteran journalist and columnist Rob Hiaasen , 59, brother of novelist Carl Hiaasen. A picture of Ramos was run through the Maryland Image Repository System, he said, and authorities were subsequently able to identify him. Altomare said reports that Ramos had altered his fingerprints were incorrect. (more...)
Newspaper massacre gunman had ‘vendetta’ against staff over past story
- June 30, 2018

A USA official says the suspect in the shooting at a Maryland newspaper was identified using facial recognition technology. A courts and crime reporter at the newspaper tweeted that the gunman shot through the glass and into the office and "opened fire on multiple employees". (more...)
US Secretary of State Pompeo to visit North Korea next week US Secretary of State Pompeo to visit North Korea next week
- June 30, 2018

The latest development comes as US Secretary of Defense James Mattis met on Wednesday with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, where the denuclearisation issue in North Korea was expected to top the agenda. "It is obvious. It is equally obvious that the killers were the North Koreans", Teh said. However, other experts argue that ongoing work on the site of a reactor that is producing fuel for nuclear weapons shows that North Korea has no intention of disarming. (more...)
Trump Hits Heitkamp as High Court, 'Maxine' Become Midterm Issues Trump Hits Heitkamp as High Court, 'Maxine' Become Midterm Issues
- June 30, 2018

President TrumpDonald John TrumpCrowley stunner tops huge night for left Trump congratulates Romney on primary win Judge orders Trump admin to begin reuniting immigrant families MORE offered a new label for his supporters at a campaign rally on Wednesday night, dubbing them the "super elite". (more...)
Multiple fatalities in mass shooting at Maryland newspaper office Multiple fatalities in mass shooting at Maryland newspaper office
- June 30, 2018

According to court documents, five days after Ramos pleaded guilty to criminal harassment, the newspaper published a story describing allegations by a woman who claimed Ramos harassed her online for months. CNN reported that the suspect has not been cooperative with police. Chief Altomare said the suspect used a pump shotgun that was purchased legally about a year ago to carry out the targeted attack, and that no one else was involved. (more...)
Trump 'spoke to prank caller for four minutes, didn't realise'
- June 30, 2018

In the call, the prankster posing as Menendez tells Trump that his constituents have been asking him about immigration policy, saying "I know that you did something very noble by trying to, you know, get the kids back with their families, but I have to answer them". (more...)
With Kennedy off the Supreme Court, will Roe v. Wade be overturned?
- June 30, 2018

Trump has said he wants the next Supreme Court justice he nominates to serve for up to 45 years. " President Trump and Mitch McConnell hold the balance of the court in their hands right now". "He's an outstanding talent", Trump said of Lee, noting that he saw the senator on television Thursday saying "he would love the job". Mr Trump said he planned to interview one or two of the candidates over the weekend while staying at his golf club in Bedminster. (more...)
State's Attorney speaks on Maryland shooting suspect State's Attorney speaks on Maryland shooting suspect
- June 30, 2018

Jarrod Ramos, 38, is accused of the murders and appeared in court on Friday. The gunman "shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees", Capital Gazette reporter Phil Davis tweeted . "Absolutely devastated to learn of this tragedy in Annapolis ". All those killed and injured worked for the Capital Gazette . Neither Mr Hartley nor Mr Marquardt is still employed by the paper or were at its office on Thursday. (more...)
Ryan-Backed Immigration Bill Suffers Massive Defeat Ryan-Backed Immigration Bill Suffers Massive Defeat
- June 30, 2018

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, countered that the Democratic measure didn't solve any of the big problems with the US immigration system, such as a backlogged legal immigration system and lax enforcement that encourages people to try to jump the border, figuring they'll be quickly released into the country. (more...)
The suspicious business relationship between Trump and Justice Kennedy’s son The suspicious business relationship between Trump and Justice Kennedy’s son
- June 30, 2018

With a little over a week before his big announcement, Trump is relishing the moment. There's the list, and there's the short list. Trump said he will pick from a list of 25 conservative candidates. He responded, "That's not a question I'll be asking". And intermediaries told Kennedy that the architect of Trump's successful push to appoint more conservative judges nationwide, White House Counsel Don McGahn, probably won't be around after the midterms, which could complicate the next ... (more...)
Migrant children and families now face indefinite detention by US Migrant children and families now face indefinite detention by US
- June 30, 2018

Some 2,000 separated children are now under government care. Nonetheless, that was the situation during a recent court hearing for a child represented by the Immigrant Defenders Law Center in Los Angeles. "I came out of necessity", she said in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday. Many of us probably wake up these days hoping things don't get any worse than they already are. (more...)
Israel delivers aid but says it won't accept Syrian refugees Israel delivers aid but says it won't accept Syrian refugees
- June 30, 2018

The IDF Good Neighbor unit delivered humanitarian aid overnight Friday to fleeing Syrians in the tent camps in the southern and central Syrian Golan Heights . "As always, we will be ready to provide humanitarian aid to civilians, women and children but we will not accept any Syrian refugee to our territory", Lieberman wrote. (more...)
Video captures police officers using stun gun on sitting man Video captures police officers using stun gun on sitting man
- June 30, 2018

One officer tells him to put his legs straight out. Bernot then uses his stun gun on Williams while the man is sitting, facing away from the officer. Bystanders told police Williams "had been exhibiting increasing erratic behavior over the previous few days". "Non-compliance is often a precursor to someone that is preparing to flee or fight with Officers", police said in a statement. (more...)
Manafort assistant gave FBI access to storage locker: testimony Manafort assistant gave FBI access to storage locker: testimony
- June 30, 2018

Pfeiffer said he did not remember such a remark being made. He will not appear in person Friday, having requested that he not be transferred from jail in Virginia's Northern Neck. He now faces charges related to that work in both Alexandria and D.C. federal court, where a judge recently ordered him jailed until trial. He then consulted with prosecutors at Justice Department headquarters and the Eastern District of NY, which was then investigating Manafort. (more...)
Grey's Jim Wilson appointed to Doug Ford cabinet Grey's Jim Wilson appointed to Doug Ford cabinet
- June 30, 2018

Ford , who cruised to victory earlier this month in an election that reduced the governing Liberals to a party without official status, made good on a promise to trim the size of the provincial cabinet. Former Postmedia executive Rod Phillips , hailed as a star candidate throughout the election campaign, was named environment minister, a file that has received renewed attention in light of Ford's commitment to scrap the province's cap-and-trade system. (more...)
Susan Sarandon Arrested in D.C. Susan Sarandon Arrested in D.C.
- June 30, 2018

Last year, during an interview with the Guardian, Susan Sarandon insisted that she still thought Clinton was even more risky than Trump. Stay strong. Mr. Trump signed an executive order last week ending family separations, but up some 2,000 children remained separated. Congress has not yet been able to pass any of the immigration reform bills that have been put forward by Republicans. (more...)
Satellite images show North Korea upgrading nuclear facility Satellite images show North Korea upgrading nuclear facility
- June 30, 2018

Tensions around the nuclear state have eased after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met with his counterparts from South Korea and U.S. While it's far from clear whether the two halves of the peninsula will ever reunify, they may be closer to establishing two peaceful, independent states, which by UBS' analysis would also help growth. (more...)
Four dead and 20 injured after gunman opens fire at newspaper office Four dead and 20 injured after gunman opens fire at newspaper office
- June 30, 2018

Employees at a small newspaper in Maryland published their paper on Friday, the day after a gunman killed five of their co-workers. A gunman opened fire at a newspaper office in Annapolis on Thursday, killing five people and gravely wounding a number of others before being taken into custody in one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in US history, police and witnesses said. (more...)
European Union leaders reach migration deal after marathon talks European Union leaders reach migration deal after marathon talks
- June 30, 2018

Conte blocked the joint statements which contained criticism of US trade tariffs and support for retaliatory measures, saying that he could approve them only when the 28 leaders of the bloc had found a common ground on all topics under discussion at the summit, notably on migration. (more...)
Woman falls through ceiling trying to hide from police
- June 30, 2018

When police arrived, a scuffle ensued, as seen on surveillance camera footage. CTV in Canada reports the owner of Reddi-Mart said he called police when the 29-year-old woman, identified as Brittany Burke, and a man she was with, 28-year-old Richard Pariseau, tried to use a stolen credit card. (more...)
Bolton to meet Putin in Moscow Bolton to meet Putin in Moscow
- June 30, 2018

After those talks, Trump said he believed Putin's denials Russian Federation had meddled in the 2016 US presidential election - remarks Trump later backed away from. But on Tuesday two sources familiar with the matter said a meeting with Putin before those stops was also possible - a prospect that's raised concern among some European diplomats. (more...)
Multiple fatalities reported in shooting at Capital Gazette in Annapolis, officials say
- June 30, 2018

In a news conference held late Friday morning, Anne Arundel County Police Chief Tim Altomare said that the suspect isn't cooperating with authorities. Others have been reported as gravely injured. The suspect has been apprehended and no motive is known for the attack at the Capital Gazette office, local political leaders said, adding they believe he acted alone. (more...)
'Multiple people shot' at Capital Gazette newspaper office in Maryland 'Multiple people shot' at Capital Gazette newspaper office in Maryland
- June 30, 2018

Police worked for more than an hour to evacuate and clear the building. Renee Mutchnik, a spokeswoman for the Sun , said "we believe there are some injuries" but she did not immediately know how many. In a later tweet, Davis said he was safe and waiting to be interviewed by police. An intern at an Annapolis, Maryland newspaper tweeted for "help" amid an active shooter situation in his newsroom. (more...)
Firefighters tackle major blaze in east London tower block
- June 30, 2018

London Fire Brigade said it was alerted to the fire at 12.28pm and had received more than 90 calls about it. The Fire Brigade confirmed half of the flat was set alight, but said rescuers had managed to reach the floor and bring the blaze under control. (more...)
Five killed in 'targeted' attack on USA newspaper
- June 30, 2018

Authorities said the gunman entered the building in a targeted attack and "looked for his victims". Those killed included Rob Hiaasen, 59, the paper's assistant managing editor and brother of novelist Carl Hiaasen. "I think that news organizations of all sizes have to think very seriously about the security of their offices and access inside your building", said Frank Smyth, executive director of Global Journalist Security - a journalist training company based in Washington , D.C. (more...)
Trump praises Apple at groundbreaking for Foxconn's USA plant Trump praises Apple at groundbreaking for Foxconn's USA plant
- June 30, 2018

Build them in the USA". "I will tell you they wouldn't have done it here except I became president, so that's good", said President Trump. While Foxconn has vowed to invest up to US$10 billion in the LCD plant, the company is reportedly expected to receive a package of tax breaks and other incentives of up to US$4 billion to build the plant. (more...)
Canada announces details of tariffs on USA goods Canada announces details of tariffs on USA goods
- June 30, 2018

Since then, the Tories have launched their own "defend local jobs tour", to hear from workers and businesses impacted by the tariffs and threats of further trade action; while the NDP got unanimous consent from all sides in the House of Commons to pass a motion backing Canadian steel, aluminum, and supply management sectors, while condemning "disparaging ad-hominem statements by US officials". (more...)

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