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Robert Mueller to testify before House committees in July Robert Mueller to testify before House committees in July
- June 28, 2019

Special Counsel Robert Mueller said this week he would comply with a subpoena and testify before Congress next month about his investigation into President Trump . The debate over special counsel Robert Mueller's report is getting new life with word that Mueller has agreed to testify publicly before two House committees. (more...)
Boeing's 737 MAX grounded for longer after new flaw discovered Boeing's 737 MAX grounded for longer after new flaw discovered
- June 28, 2019

The Federal Aviation Administration discovered that data processing by a flight computer on the jetliner could cause the plane to dive in a way that pilots had difficulty recovering from in simulator tests, according to two people familiar with the finding who asked not to be named discussing it. (more...)
Germany's Merkel again seen shaking Germany's Merkel again seen shaking
- June 28, 2019

It is not publicly known if the 64-year-old Merkel, who has led Germany since 2005, has any health problems. The incident took place during a farewell ceremony for outgoing Justice Minister Katarina Barley in Berlin . Merkel has always guarded her private life but there have been fears over her health in the past. "Now I'm doing very well", she added in a press conference. (more...)
Spain nabs Brazilian air force officer with cocaine in bag Spain nabs Brazilian air force officer with cocaine in bag
- June 28, 2019

The G20 Summit 2019 will take place between June 28 and 29 at a convention centre located on an island in Japan's Osaka Bay. 'He was working as a mule. The officer was arrested in Seville, Spain when the back up plane traveling to Osaka made a stop-over, according to statement released by the Brazilian Defense Ministry. (more...)
Democrats in Miami for debate journey to child migrant camp Democrats in Miami for debate journey to child migrant camp
- June 28, 2019

Senator Elizabeth Warren of MA, former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke, and Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey are among the first group of participants who have garnered the most support in polls. Mr O'Rourke also came under attack from Castro over the separation of families and detention of migrants at the southern border. Castro assailed fellow Texan O'Rourke for not calling for fully decriminalizing crossing the US-Mexico border illegally. (more...)
Helsinki, Mueller shadowing upcoming Trump, Putin meeting in Osaka Helsinki, Mueller shadowing upcoming Trump, Putin meeting in Osaka
- June 27, 2019

Cummings' requests include information about how Trump tried to preserve the notes from the translator at the meeting in Hamburg, Germany in 2017 and if he attempted to destroy them. Ushakov said the meeting is set to last about an hour, though it will be up to the presidents to decide. "And of course, that also means the kinds of structural changes that would need to take place to protect intellectual property". (more...)
Trump tells U.S. women’s soccer star Rapinoe not to ‘disrespect’ country Trump tells U.S. women’s soccer star Rapinoe not to ‘disrespect’ country
- June 27, 2019

Rapinoe , who is gay and an advocate for LGBTQ rights, said in the interview with Yahoo! prior to the tournament that she feels like a "walking protest" to the President. President Donald Trump doesn't agree with Megan Rapinoe's choice to protest during the national anthem at a soccer game. "I don't think so", Trump told The Hill . (more...)
Boris Johnson’s rival for United Kingdom leader accuses him of cowardice Boris Johnson’s rival for United Kingdom leader accuses him of cowardice
- June 26, 2019

Boris Johnson could potentially become Britain's next prime minister , but there's little doubt he's the country's biggest fan of cardboard buses. Hunt asked Johnson to take part in Sky News' televised leadership debate on Tuesday. "What I'm talking about is a deal that doesn't involve the backstop as it's constituted, so it would be different". While admitting that there is no "single magic bullet" to ensure there are no checks on the border after Brexit, he said a "wealth of ... (more...)
Stephanie Grisham Chosen as Next White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham Chosen as Next White House Press Secretary
- June 26, 2019

Ms Grisham , 42, has been a fixture in the Arizona Republican Party, and was one of Mr Trump's first hires for his presidential campaign - as a press aide in 2015. But Grisham was President Trump's pick from the beginning, as he apparently wanted someone from his inner role in the position. "She is a rockstar and flawless to fill Sarah's shoes!" he said . (more...)
United States border chief resigns amid outcry over treatment of migrant children United States border chief resigns amid outcry over treatment of migrant children
- June 26, 2019

He did not give a reason for leaving. "Although I will leave it to you to determine whether I was successful, I can unequivocally say that helping support the unbelievable men and women of CBP has been the most fulfilling and satisfying opportunity of my career". (more...)
Florida woman charged after giving estranged husband's guns to police Florida woman charged after giving estranged husband's guns to police
- June 26, 2019

Police then contacted Irby's husband, who was being held at the Polk County Jail for the previous day's incident, and he informed officers that he wanted to file charges against his wife, according to WKMG . "So you're telling me you committed an armed burglary?" the officer asked her . Joseph Irby's charges involve an altercation that began with a shouting match after the divorce hearing. (more...)
Judge rules woman with mental age of child must have abortion Judge rules woman with mental age of child must have abortion
- June 26, 2019

In her original decision, Lieven wrote that she was operating in the woman's " best interests " in spite of being "acutely conscious of the fact that for the State to order a woman to have a termination where it appears that she doesn't want it is an vast intrusion." said Justice Nathalie Lieven in her ruling in the Court of Protection on June 21. (more...)
Bernie Sanders Proposes to Cancel Student Debt for 45 Million Americans Bernie Sanders Proposes to Cancel Student Debt for 45 Million Americans
- June 25, 2019

California Senator Kamala Harris charged straight at Trump as she addressed hundreds of activists at the South Carolina Democratic Party Convention. Across the street from the party convention, Planned Parenthood Action Fund hosted a "We Decide 2020" forum . (more...)
Hotels, firms cut back on water use as taps run dry Hotels, firms cut back on water use as taps run dry
- June 25, 2019

All four reservoirs that supply Chennai , known as the Detroit of south Asia for its flourishing automobile industry, have run dry this summer, largely because of poor monsoon rains a year ago. The water supplies have gone down to 525 million litres per day against the required volume of 800 million litres. While the middle class can just about manage to pay the inflated prices now being charged by private water-tanker companies, that option is not open to the poor. (more...)
Donald Trump administration cuts Chinese supercomputer firms off from U.S. components Donald Trump administration cuts Chinese supercomputer firms off from U.S. components
- June 24, 2019

But Trump and Xi are scheduled to meet next week at the Group of 20 summit in Osaka, Japan , to get the negotiations back on track. Trade tensions between the world's top two economies have spilled over into the tech sector in recent months, with Trump's administration moving to essentially ban Chinese tech firm Huawei from the huge U.S. (more...)
MI man who won lottery millions during divorce case must share MI man who won lottery millions during divorce case must share
- June 24, 2019

Zelasko half of the $30 million net lottery proceeds". In 2013, Mary Elizabeth was awarded $15 million (Sh1.5 billion) of the lottery money, and in 2014, she was given monthly child support payments of more than $7,000 (Sh700K). 'It's true that defendant spent $1.00 to purchase the winning lottery ticket , however, the dollar spent was arguably marital money and, as such, a joint investment, ' he added. (more...)
Trump says he'll delay deportation raids for two weeks Trump says he'll delay deportation raids for two weeks
- June 24, 2019

Trump announced a two-week delay with a tweet Saturday afternoon. The cancellation was another signal of the administration's difficulty managing the border crisis. In 2017, Trump - following the lead of hard-liners on his staff - helped torpedo a bipartisan Senate immigration bill . President Trump wrote on Twitter . (more...)
Supreme Court Tosses Black Man's Murder Conviction Over Racial Bias Supreme Court Tosses Black Man's Murder Conviction Over Racial Bias
- June 24, 2019

Writing for the majority, Justice Brett Kavanaugh said that prosecutor Doug Evans-who oversaw all six trials-violated Flowers' constitutional rights when he sought to keep African-Americans off of the jury. "We hope that the State of MS will finally disavow Doug Evans' misconduct, decline to pursue yet another trial, and set Mr. Flowers free". The Supreme Court was not considering the evidence against Flowers, but instead examining Evans's prosecutorial tactics. (more...)
I don't want to go to war with Iran I don't want to go to war with Iran
- June 23, 2019

In a set of barely coherent and internally contradictory tweets on Friday, the U.S. president claimed that he had ordered the strikes in retaliation for the Iranian shootdown Thursday of a Navy RQ-4 Global Hawk spy drone that Tehran charged had violated its airspace. (more...)
Former Alabama Judge Roy Moore Running for Senate Again Former Alabama Judge Roy Moore Running for Senate Again
- June 23, 2019

Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on January 3, 2018. Republican Roy Moore , who lost Alabama's Senate special election in 2017, announced Thursday he'll mount another challenge against Democratic Sen. " Roy Moore can not win, and the consequences will be devastating.Judges and Supreme Court Justices!" I think he is being pushed by the NRSC. "He doesn't seem to be interested in coming back to the Senate", Sen. (more...)
Joe Biden called Cory Booker after CNN interview Joe Biden called Cory Booker after CNN interview
- June 23, 2019

So far, it looks like no one else is eyeing to jump in, but that could change. Most Democrats continue to reject the idea of showing civility to the Republicans they demonize. And you know, because they mean well, you kind of give them permission and keep moving. "Vice President Biden's relationships with proud segregationists are not the model for how we make America a safer and more inclusive place for black people, and for everyone", Booker added. (more...)
Fire 'like a nuclear bomb' rips through Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery Fire 'like a nuclear bomb' rips through Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery
- June 23, 2019

Incredibly, no one was seriously injured in the blast that sent debris flying for blocks - raining down on streets and traffic lights. A shelter-in-place order was issued for nearby residents until 7 a.m. Eastern seaboard, according to PES's website . Around 4 a.m. ET, a Value-Added Tax of butane ignited at Philadelphia Energy Solutions, the outlet reported. (more...)
Senate passes resolutions blocking Trump's arms sale to Saudi Arabia, others Senate passes resolutions blocking Trump's arms sale to Saudi Arabia, others
- June 23, 2019

US President's attempt to bypass a Congress to push through the $8bn Saudi arms sale failed, BBC reported . U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook met Saudi Arabia's Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman in Riyadh on Friday, the minister tweeted. (more...)
Yoga Day: Thousands of Indians celebrate the day Yoga Day: Thousands of Indians celebrate the day
- June 23, 2019

Sirisena also shared a video in which he could be seen performing various asana including Vriksasana and Bhujangasana. On this International Yoga Day 2019 , we've got 8 unbelievable products that will support your downward dog and take your workout to the next level. (more...)
Georgian Parliament speaker resigns amid mass protests - ruling party Georgian Parliament speaker resigns amid mass protests - ruling party
- June 22, 2019

Georgian police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters attempting to storm parliament on Thursday after a lawmaker from Russian Federation addressed the assembly from the speaker's seat, causing an uproar in Tbilisi. The crowds were angry about the visit of a Russian delegation led by Sergei Gavrilov , a member of Russia's lower house of parliament, who was taking part in an event created to foster relations between Orthodox Christian lawmakers. (more...)
Trump is right to face down Iran's empty threats Trump is right to face down Iran's empty threats
- June 22, 2019

The E3 countries have strained to keep the accord between major powers and Iran on life support since US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from it previous year and began re-imposing American sanctions. Trump's comments came just hours after he announced the sudden departure of acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan, jolting the Defence Department only a day after he signed off on sending an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East to counter Iran. (more...)
Saudi Arabia says halt in arms sales will embolden Iran Saudi Arabia says halt in arms sales will embolden Iran
- June 21, 2019

There has been increasing frustration with Saudi Arabia in Congress for months, over the devastating human toll of the air campaign in Yemen it is waging with the UAE. The Court of Appeal stressed that Thursday's decision "does not mean that licences to export arms to Saudi Arabia must immediately be suspended". A court in London ruled that Britain had acted unlawfully in the way it granted export licences for arms exports to the kingdom. (more...)
USA authorities seize 16.5 tons of cocaine in massive bust USA authorities seize 16.5 tons of cocaine in massive bust
- June 21, 2019

Fourteen boats approached the ship during its most recent journey and the crew members are accused of helping to move the drugs from those boats. An online court docket does not list defense attorneys for the defendants. 11, 2016. The bust comes after USA authorities seized almost 1.5 tonnes of cocaine in March - the biggest haul in almost 25 years at the port of New York/Newark. (more...)
Radio Recap: AOC Compares Southern Border to Concentration Camps Radio Recap: AOC Compares Southern Border to Concentration Camps
- June 21, 2019

Oddly enough, as Ocasio-Cortez has now designated three full days to defending her definition of " concentration camps ", legislators from both parties have been working on a temporary solution for the crisis conditions at the border . Cheney's tweet sparked a flurry of reaction, including from Jewish commentators who expressed wholehearted agreement with Ocasio-Cortez's statement, which has been echoed by historians and other commentators. (more...)
UN Investigator: 'Credible Evidence' Ties Saudi Crown Prince, Khashoggi Death UN Investigator: 'Credible Evidence' Ties Saudi Crown Prince, Khashoggi Death
- June 21, 2019

Khashoggi , a contributor for The Washington Post , was killed and dismembered by a group of Saudi operatives shortly after he entered the country's consulate in Istanbul last October. High Commissioner for Human Rights on June 3, and retained the right to take legal action in response to the report's claims. "The only conclusion made is that there is credible evidence meriting further investigation". (more...)
Pelosi says United States can not be 'reckless' on Iran Pelosi says United States can not be 'reckless' on Iran
- June 21, 2019

He also made it clear that Iran is not seeking war with any country but is fully prepared for any confrontation. In addition, USA officials have said intelligence over the past month and a half has pointed to numerous "threat streams" coming out of the Middle East that "link back to the Iranian regime". (more...)
4m Trump launches 2020 re-election campaign 4m Trump launches 2020 re-election campaign
- June 21, 2019

In addition, he intends to seize the initiative from Democrats, who will hold a first debate on the nomination of candidates for the post of President of the United States on June 26-27, in Miami (the Florida). "No president should ever have to go through this again", he said. Speaking about his political opponents, trump accused them of conducting "destructive policy". (more...)
Another American dies at Dominican resort Another American dies at Dominican resort
- June 20, 2019

Yet perhaps most damning is the revelation that no toxicology report has been carried out on Leyla Cox because all the country's machines are broken. His cause of death has yet to be identified and his family members are still awaiting answers. In Could perchance presumably, Miranda Schaup-Werner and a pair, Nathaniel Edward Holmes and Cynthia Ann Day, died over a five-day duration on the Bahia Principe resort in La Romana. (more...)
Lam apologizes for anxiety and disputes, vows to better serve HK Lam apologizes for anxiety and disputes, vows to better serve HK
- June 20, 2019

In fact, in 2003, the district council election came after controversies over the legislation of the Hong Kong Basic Law Article 23 and 500,000 people protested in mid-2003 against the then chief executive Tung Chee-hwa. A key protest leader who is a Christian, Joshua Wong, says China's extradition plan has blown up in its face, reigniting the protest movement against dictatorial rule from China. (more...)
Mitch McConnell shuts down reparations talk Mitch McConnell shuts down reparations talk
- June 20, 2019

Coates rose to literary stardom in 2014 when he laid bare the case for reparation in The Atlantic . "I think we're always a work in progress in this country but no one now alive was responsible for that", McConnell said . And in a conversation Coates had earlier this year with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., the popular progressive endorsed reparations. Her platform calls for a $200 billion to $500 billion investment, over 20 years, in various educational and economic projects to be ... (more...)
Russians, 1 Ukrainian behind MH17 flight crash over Ukraine in 2014 Russians, 1 Ukrainian behind MH17 flight crash over Ukraine in 2014
- June 20, 2019

He led Russian and separatist forces in Ukraine's Donetsk region in 2014. Silene Fredriksz-Hoogzand speaks to the media in Nieuwegein , Netherlands, on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, after being informed by global prosecutors that four suspects have been identified in the worldwide criminal investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 . (more...)
Oil prices climb after tanker attacks stoke Middle East tensions — International Business Oil prices climb after tanker attacks stoke Middle East tensions — International Business
- June 18, 2019

In a show of military strength, the Royal Saudi Air Force flew in joint formation with US F-15 fighter jets over the Gulf Arab region, Saudi state news agency SPA said on Sunday. " President Trump has said very clearly, he doesn't want to go to war". The Trump administration and other opponents of the Iranian regime were quick to blame Iran for those attacks, as well. (more...)
HK leader Lam says sorry, vows to do better HK leader Lam says sorry, vows to do better
- June 18, 2019

He said Hong Kong's leaders made a "big mistake" in not consulting the public before proposing the legislation. "The government has chose to suspend the legislative amendment exercise, restart our communication with all sectors of society, do more explanation work and listen to different views of society", she said. (more...)
Accidental Cat Filter Turns Pakistan Minister’s Live Stream Presser Into Viral Sensation Accidental Cat Filter Turns Pakistan Minister’s Live Stream Presser Into Viral Sensation
- June 18, 2019

The clarification was issued in light of a gaffe that took place while live streaming Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf presser on Facebook. Regional minister, Shaukat Yousafzai , and two accompanying officials were speaking with journalists when a member of the social media team accidentally activated the cat filter. (more...)
Trump’s attack on Sadiq Khan is inappropriate and unfair Trump’s attack on Sadiq Khan is inappropriate and unfair
- June 18, 2019

Khan is a disaster - will only get worse". The war of words between Trump and Khan received a great deal of attention this month when the president called the mayor a "stone cold loser who should focus on crime in London". "Sadiq is focusing on supporting London's communities and over-stretched emergency services". An 18-year-old man was stabbed to death on Friday afternoon in Wandsworth, south London, then minutes later a 19-year-old man was shot dead in Plumstead, south-east London. (more...)