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Donald Trump mocked over FART Act on trade Donald Trump mocked over FART Act on trade
- July 05, 2018

The US wins 87 per cent of the cases it brings to the WTO against other countries and loses 75 per cent of the cases other countries bring against Washington , according to a Bloomberg analysis of the 524 cases lodged at the Geneva-based organisation since it was founded in 1995. (more...)
Dozens die in Indonesia ferry disaster Dozens die in Indonesia ferry disaster
- July 05, 2018

Amiruddin, the chief of the South Sulawesi search and rescue agency, said there were 164 people on the vessel including crew. Almost 70 people have been rescued, it added. The ship was also carrying some $2 million worth of rupiah currency destined for a local bank branch on Selayar to pay local civil servants a bonus. (more...)
Woman climbs Statue of Liberty; Liberty Island evacuated Woman climbs Statue of Liberty; Liberty Island evacuated
- July 05, 2018

The woman started climbing the statue around 3:30 p.m. Liberty Island is being evacuated after a woman began scaling the State of Liberty on July 4. The large banner said "Abolish ICE". Activists with the group Rise and Resist say they hung the banner to protest USA immigration policy. The other protesters held a banner over the railing at the base of the statue. (more...)
Trump Mocked For Typo-Riddled Tweetstorm Defending His Grammar Trump Mocked For Typo-Riddled Tweetstorm Defending His Grammar
- July 05, 2018

In response, Rowling laughed some more and wrote "someone told him how to spell "pore". The president's tweets drew the attention of Rowling, who expressed her amusement in a series of tweets. While many fans praised Rowling's reaction, some were critical. It provided definitions for "pore over" and "pour over" and went one step further, defining "comb over" - a not-so-subtle reference to the president's signature hairstyle. (more...)
Trump considered invading Venezuela at height of political crisis
- July 04, 2018

The suggestion stunned the aides, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and national security adviser H.R. McMaster - both of whom are no longer with the administration - and sparked a heated debate for about five minutes last August, the Associated Press reported. (more...)
SUPREME SHOWDOWN: Trump Creates CONFIRMATION Team as the Left Vows to Fight SUPREME SHOWDOWN: Trump Creates CONFIRMATION Team as the Left Vows to Fight
- July 04, 2018

Making his second Supreme Court appointment less than 18 months into his presidency will let Trump cement conservative control of the court for years to come. " Roe v. Wade is probably the one that people are talking about in terms of having an effect". The Senate confirmed Gorsuch after a fierce battle. However, other factors are also at play, such as immigration, the powers of the president and any possible litigation involving the 2016 election of Trump and the alleged Russian ... (more...)
Iran says 230 people poisoned by untreated water Iran says 230 people poisoned by untreated water
- July 04, 2018

Shots could be heard on videos circulated on social media from the protests in Khorramshahr, which has been the scene of demonstrations for the past three days, along with the nearby city of Abadan. Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, meanwhile, said just one person was injured in a "confrontation involving shots". "Although Iran has a history of drought, over the last decade, Iran has experienced its most prolonged, extensive and severe drought in over 30 years", said a recent report ... (more...)
Protesters flood U.S. cities to fight Trump immigration policy Protesters flood U.S. cities to fight Trump immigration policy
- July 04, 2018

Families who arrived in the US after Trump ended parent-child separations are being detained in family detention centers while waiting for a decision on asylum or deportation. "This form has absolutely nothing to do with those who have pending asylum claims". And officials have repeatedly declined to respond to questions about how many families have been reunited. (more...)
Iran Diplomat Among Four Arrested Over Suspected Plot Against Iranian Opposition Meeting Iran Diplomat Among Four Arrested Over Suspected Plot Against Iranian Opposition Meeting
- July 04, 2018

The cleric added: "Today, if the USA deports these people, then we will find out who is complicit and sells the national interest like selling sweets to America". Yet Iran has been reported to have gone in the opposite direction, announcing a 150 percent increase in its military budget past year, developing long-range missiles, armed drones, and cyber-warfare capabilities-while putting to use some of the up to $150 billion in assets overseas that had previously been frozen due to sanctions. (more...)
The 11-year-old Nigerian artist who moved President Macron The 11-year-old Nigerian artist who moved President Macron
- July 04, 2018

Earlier, Gov. Ambode said Macron's visit was expected to signal the dawn of a new collaboration between France and Lagos State in the quest to make the state the culture and entertainment capital of Africa. Also speaking on the scheduled visit of French President to the Shrine, President Buhari described it as a very good idea. "Africa needs a new generation of Africans to share the new narrative about Africa all over the world", he said. (more...)
Donald Trump insists denuclearization in North Korea happening, despite evidence to contrary Donald Trump insists denuclearization in North Korea happening, despite evidence to contrary
- July 04, 2018

Axios reported Monday that some administration officials are even optimistic about the possibility of a second meeting between Trump and Kim, in September in NY. If it's our bottom line, it's dead on arrival and then provides a pretext for John Bolton to make mischief". The facility makes solid-fuel, ballistic missiles-which would be able to strike USA military installations in Asia with a nuclear weapon with little warning-as well as re-entry vehicles for warheads that Pyongyang might ... (more...)
Head of Polish supreme court defies retirement law condemned by EU Head of Polish supreme court defies retirement law condemned by EU
- July 04, 2018

But Gersdorf, who has been the president of the Supreme Court since 2014, has said she believes the legislation is unconstitutional and can not be implemented. Gersdorf has described the lowering of the retirement age for judges from 70 to 65 as a "purge". Poland faces the threat of losing its voting rights in the European Union under a procedure launched late previous year over judiciary reforms. (more...)
Philippine mayor Antonio Halili shot dead at ceremony Philippine mayor Antonio Halili shot dead at ceremony
- July 04, 2018

Thousands have been killed in the crackdown since President Rodrigo Duterte took office in 2016. Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III called the suspect "a coward" for targeting the mayor from a distance. Of the drug charges, Halili had said, "I have been doing "walk of shame", I've been sending letters to suspected drug personalities, even before I have been doing my local version of tokhang [law enforcement]. (more...)
Son on life support no excuse to skip work, manager tells employee Son on life support no excuse to skip work, manager tells employee
- July 04, 2018

The distressed mom asked her boss if she could work under the same circumstances. From there the conversation heats up! Crystal Fisher says she's been on a rollercoaster of emotions since she brought her 18-year-old son, Jason, to Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall, Michigan on Thursday. (more...)
The EU launched a sanctions procedure against Poland The EU launched a sanctions procedure against Poland
- July 04, 2018

Brussels has been highly critical of Poland's government as the ruling Law and Justice party controversially overhauls the country's supreme court, which has left the European Commission and Warsaw in a bitter stand-off. Critics see the law on Poland's Supreme Court as the most dramatic step in the party's takeover of the courts, giving the ruling party the power to stack the court with its supporters. (more...)
Australia ends direct aid to Palestinian Authority over its payments to terrorists Australia ends direct aid to Palestinian Authority over its payments to terrorists
- July 04, 2018

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced the country had cut funding of AU$10m ($7.4m) to the World Bank's Multi-Donor Trust Fund for the Palestinian Recovery and Development Program after writing to the PA leadership in late May seeking assurance that Australian funding was not going to Palestinian terrorists. (more...)
UK Police Declare Major Incident as 2 People Fall Ill Near Salisbury UK Police Declare Major Incident as 2 People Fall Ill Near Salisbury
- July 04, 2018

Amesbury is about ten miles from Salisbury, where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and daughter Yulia were poisoned by a suspected military nerve agent in March. Residents of the street at the center of the Amesbury investigation - in a quiet neighborhood of newly built houses and apartments - said they had received little information about the unknown substance from authorities. (more...)
Senate panel upholds finding that Russian Federation backed Trump, contradicting House Senate panel upholds finding that Russian Federation backed Trump, contradicting House
- July 04, 2018

The report endorses the January 6, 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment , or ICA, finding Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 with the goals of undermining Americans' faith in the democratic process and denigrating former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton . (more...)
JK Rowling trolls Donald Trump over 'pour' spelling
- July 04, 2018

He's prone to putting his foot in it, and Donald Trump has been left red-faced once again after a tweet boasting about his spelling prowess has spectacularly backfired. In fact, the author and creator of Harry Potter couldn't contain her typed laughter. In May, Rowling shared side-by-side photos of those in attendance at the Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding and Trump's inauguration crowd. (more...)
Jesus, Mary and Joseph put in 'ICE detention' by Indianapolis church Jesus, Mary and Joseph put in 'ICE detention' by Indianapolis church
- July 04, 2018

The church's dean tells WRTV the display is meant to bring awareness while criticizing the Trump administration's zero tolerance immigration policy . "I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained them for the objective of order", he said in June. (more...)
Turkey will keep importing Iranian crude Turkey will keep importing Iranian crude
- July 04, 2018

The former NY mayor made his remarks at a conference of the Paris-based National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), an umbrella coalition of opposition groups that seek an end to the Islamic Republic's clerical regime. "When the greatest economic power stops doing business with you, then you collapse.and the sanctions will become greater, greater and greater", Giuliani said. (more...)
Man wanted over death of Queensland girl gives himself up after siege Man wanted over death of Queensland girl gives himself up after siege
- July 04, 2018

Specialist police, including snipers, surrounded a unit at Alexandra Headland while negotiators worked at convincing an allegedly armed Sikorsky to come out. Zlatko Sikorsky , 34, is taken to Maroochydore Police Station, after his surrender on Saturday night. "With a broken heart shattered into more than a million pieces our family is utterly destroyed to inform you all that Larissa has been taken from us", Larissa's sister Deanna posted on Facebook on Sunday. (more...)
Woman, 92, refuses assisted living facility, shoots and kills son Woman, 92, refuses assisted living facility, shoots and kills son
- July 04, 2018

During the confrontation, she removed one pistol and fired multiple rounds at her son, striking and killing him. It was at that point that the elderly woman reportedly pointed the gun at her son's girlfriend and a struggle ensued. "They are often isolated and neither predictable nor preventable". She sat in a wheelchair in an orange jail jumpsuit during the brief appearance. Mrs Blessing's son, whose name has not been released, wanted her to leave for an assisted living facility because ... (more...)
U.S. includes main ally Britain in letters demanding higher defence spending U.S. includes main ally Britain in letters demanding higher defence spending
- July 04, 2018

Trump wrote to Ms. Merkel. "This is no longer sustainable for us", the USA president added, warning that "growing frustration is not confined to our executive branch". But NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg noted a marked improvement in defence spending among member nations since 2014 in his annual report, issued earlier this year. (more...)
North Korea serious about dismantling nukes North Korea serious about dismantling nukes
- July 04, 2018

Trump tweeted Tuesday if it were not for him, "we would now be at War with North Korea!" A third official tells CNN that the agency's belief is Kim may publicly agree to denuclearization to some extent but that he will in reality hide weapons and infrastructure from the US. (more...)
Trump administration will encourage schools to end affirmative action policies Trump administration will encourage schools to end affirmative action policies
- July 04, 2018

Most recently, in 2016, the Supreme Court upheld the practice in a 4-3 decision, but, in his opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy opened it to future legal challenges when he required schools to continually reevaluate affirmative action policies, weighing them against "positive and negative" effects. (more...)
California Bear Enjoys Dip In Hot Tub, Drinks Homeowner’s Margarita California Bear Enjoys Dip In Hot Tub, Drinks Homeowner’s Margarita
- July 04, 2018

After a few minutes of rollicking around, he made a line for the margarita Hough had abandoned, knocking it over and lapping it up. It can be seen moving around the hot tub, which wasn't heated at the time, and is even seen playing with its chlorinator as well as tossing a thermometer in the air. (more...)
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte Tells Off Trump Right To His Face Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte Tells Off Trump Right To His Face
- July 04, 2018

President Donald Trump was called out on his statements regarding tariffs and trade after a routine photo-op turned cringe-worthy for the POTUS. President Trump and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte had a laugh at the US media's expense Monday as reporters shouted questions at the two leaders during their White House meeting on trade. (more...)
US Lawmakers Meet Russia's Foreign Minister Ahead Of Trump-Putin Meet US Lawmakers Meet Russia's Foreign Minister Ahead Of Trump-Putin Meet
- July 04, 2018

Shelby told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Tuesday that he hoped for an improvement in relations between the United States and the Russian Federation. Lavrov congratulated the congressmen on the July 4 Independence Day holiday coming Wednesday in the U.S. He expressed "my real hope that your visit would symbolize the resumption of relations between our two parliaments". (more...)
US Would Be at War With North Korea If Not for Me
- July 04, 2018

President Donald Trump on Tuesday morning said the United States would be at war with North Korea if it weren't for him. But it's still unclear whether Pyongyang would agree to that. A US delegation led by USA ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim met with North Korean counterparts at Panmunjom on the border between North and South Korea on Sunday to discuss next steps on the implementation of the summit declaration, the State Department said. (more...)

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