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Weakened, May defeats final Brexit challenges in parliament Weakened, May defeats final Brexit challenges in parliament
- June 14, 2018

He said he would vote against the prime minister. They included 75 who supported EEA membership and 15 who opposed it. Earlier, May appeared to have also stemmed a rebellion over her commitment to leaving the EU's customs union which will transform Britain's trading relationships for decades to come. (more...)
Immigrant separated from family killed himself in cell despite camera, checks Immigrant separated from family killed himself in cell despite camera, checks
- June 14, 2018

Video footage shows Munoz using a sweater to strangle himself. The report doesn't say what time that occurred and the sheriff's office didn't respond to requests for comment Sunday. The administration made clear that while there is no single law mandating that children be separated from their parents at the border, that is often the result when a guardian becomes incarcerated. (more...)
CBS report: Sarah Huckabee Sanders planning to depart the White House CBS report: Sarah Huckabee Sanders planning to depart the White House
- June 14, 2018

Press secretary Sarah Sanders and principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah are both preparing to exit the White House, according to CBS News . Sanders responded shortly after in a tweet , claiming she was at her "daughter's year-end Kindergarten event" when CBS News "ran a story about [her] "plans to leave the WH" without even talking to" her. (more...)
Trump Receives Nobel Peace Prize Nomination Trump Receives Nobel Peace Prize Nomination
- June 14, 2018

The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to someone "who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses", according to the prize's website . (more...)
UN Assembly approves resolution blaming Israel for Gaza violence UN Assembly approves resolution blaming Israel for Gaza violence
- June 14, 2018

Haley had argued that the amendment proposed by the U.S. More than 120 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in Gaza border protests since March 30. "We can not remain silent in the face of the most violent crimes and human rights violations being systematically perpetrated against our people", Mansour said. (more...)
N Korea media highlights Trump concessions on war games
- June 14, 2018

A quick answer: Probably not. Chris Murphy , D-Conn., and Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., would prevent Trump from withdrawing troops from South Korea unless the secretary of defense says it's in the interest of national security and that it would not undermine the security of allies in the region. (more...)
Summit mania on eve of meeting Summit mania on eve of meeting
- June 14, 2018

It was not immediately clear what specific progress, if any, had been made in preliminary discussions between USA and North Korean officials. In return for the tight, comprehensive and verifiable cap on its nuclear arsenal, the DPRK would for now get to keep the weapons it has already tested to leverage the United States and others to fulfill commitments they would make to normalize political relations, remove sanctions, and facilitate economic development. (more...)
Trump arrives in Singapore for summit with Kim Trump arrives in Singapore for summit with Kim
- June 14, 2018

Kim smiled broadly Sunday evening as he met with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Trump spoke only briefly in public on Monday, forecasting a "nice" outcome. Trump and Kim are set to meet on Tuesday at the Capella Hotel in Sentosa for talks, which could see North Korea dismantle its nuclear arsenal in return for economic help and security guarantees. (more...)
Donald Trump & Kim Jong-un arrive at historic summit in Singapore Donald Trump & Kim Jong-un arrive at historic summit in Singapore
- June 14, 2018

Inside, the hotel, Kim and Trump offered brief remarks. Dismantling a secret nuclear arsenal built up over decades would take several years and be extremely hard to check, they say. "I just think it's going to work out very nicely", he said during a lunch with Singapore's prime minister on Monday. USA and North Korean officials huddled throughout Monday at the Ritz-Carlton hotel ahead of the sit-down aimed at resolving a standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal. (more...)
Brexit: MPs reject bid to stay in EEA amid Labour revolt Brexit: MPs reject bid to stay in EEA amid Labour revolt
- June 14, 2018

But Britain - and its government - remain divided over Brexit, and European Union leaders are frustrated with what they see as a lack of firm proposals from the U.K about future relations. "And I can not bring myself to vote for it in the bastion of liberty, freedom and human rights that is our Parliament". Grieve proposed the government be forced to seek parliamentary approval for its strategy if it has not agreed a Brexit deal by the end of November. (more...)
Justice minister quits ahead of crunch Brexit votes Justice minister quits ahead of crunch Brexit votes
- June 14, 2018

Speaking in parliament on Wednesday, May said the government could never allow the hands of the government to be tied in the negotiations or allow the Brexit decision to be reversed. A victory for the "meaningful final vote" amendment would leave the government weaker in am upcoming round of talks with European Union negotiators in late June, and also weaken Theresa May's authority as leader. (more...)
Russian Women Told To Refuse Sex To Foreigners During World Cup Russian Women Told To Refuse Sex To Foreigners During World Cup
- June 14, 2018

Thousands of soccer fans from 31 countries are travelling to the World Cup in Russian Federation that kicks off on Thursday with an opening ceremony in the capital followed by a match between the host team and Saudi Arabia. "Then they come to me at the committee and cry that the child was taken away, removed, and so forth". "These children then suffer and they suffered even in Soviet times", she said, suggesting the children of interracial couples had the worst experience. (more...)
Mexican cartel leader 'La Barbie' sentenced to nearly 50 years in prison Mexican cartel leader 'La Barbie' sentenced to nearly 50 years in prison
- June 14, 2018

A former Texas high school football player who authorities say rose to the top ranks of a Mexican drug cartel has been sentenced to serve almost 50 years in federal prison on drug and money laundering charges. After distributing cocaine in cities like Memphis and New Orleans, he entered the Beltran-Leyva drug cartel, which was associated with Joaquin (El Chapo) Guzman's Sinaloa Cartel , prosecutors said. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation agent who dropped gun while dancing charged Federal Bureau of Investigation agent who dropped gun while dancing charged
- June 14, 2018

An attorney for the wounded man told CNN affiliate KMGH that the bullet hit a main artery and that his client could have bled to death if someone had not applied a tourniquet to his leg. According to Denver PD, as he went to pick it up, Bishop's gun fired. Reddington, who is now recovering at home from his gunshot wound, told Good Morning America that he had watched the footage a number of times and was still confused by how it managed to occur. (more...)
Heavy clashes near Yemen's Hodeidah as United Nations seeks ceasefire Heavy clashes near Yemen's Hodeidah as United Nations seeks ceasefire
- June 14, 2018

Scores of Houthi rebels were killed in clashes and coalition airstrikes in Yemen's western coast over the past week, according to the Yemeni army on Monday. United Nations humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock told reporters after briefing the Security Council behind closed doors later Monday that it's critical to prevent "a battle" for Hodeida, which is a vital link for supplying millions of Yemenis with the necessities of life. (more...)
Trump says does not endorse G7 communique, after 'weak' Trudeau comments Trump says does not endorse G7 communique, after 'weak' Trudeau comments
- June 14, 2018

Mrs May later said in her statement: "The UK fully intends to honour the commitments we have made". "According to a Canada release, they make nearly 100 Billion Dollars in Trade with U.S. Trump wrote on Twitter. Mr Trudeau and the European Union have vowed to take retaliatory action next month over USA tariffs on steel and aluminium. (more...)
Trump aide apologises for 'inappropriate' comments on Trudeau Trump aide apologises for 'inappropriate' comments on Trudeau
- June 14, 2018

Canadian officials have stressed the two countries' extensive trading relationship and pointed out that Canada is the top export destination for 35 US states and that 9 million jobs in the United States depend on trade with its northern neighbour. (more...)
J&K: 4 BSF men killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan J&K: 4 BSF men killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan
- June 14, 2018

Four BSF soldiers were grievously injured in the attack. The BSF identified the deceased jawans as Assistant Commandant Jitender Singh; Sub-Inspector Rajneesh, Assistant Sub-Inspector Ramniwas, and Constable Hansraj. Pakistan has violated ceasefire several times since the Directors-General of Military Operations of India and Pakistan agreed to strictly adhere to the ceasefire pact of 2003 and settle any border disputes through discussion. (more...)
Arron Banks Accuses U.K. Lawmakers of ‘Witch Hunt’ to Undermine Brexit Arron Banks Accuses U.K. Lawmakers of ‘Witch Hunt’ to Undermine Brexit
- June 14, 2018

Former FBI director Robert Mueller is now investigating any possible collusion between Trump's 2016 election campaign team and Russian Federation. He told LBC that Leave.EU did not get Russian money and such claims were " part of a fake news narrative ". (more...)
Paul raccoon safely trapped on tower roof Paul raccoon safely trapped on tower roof
- June 13, 2018

Snacking on smelly, wet cat food, the raccoon that offered a nation a split-second of respite sat in a cage atop UBS Plaza, whose final, 23rd story it had scaled about 3 a.m. Nearby Minnesota Public Radio branded the raccoon with the hashtag #mprraccoon . The raccoon's adventures inspired a lot of commentary on social media , from concerns about its safety to jokes. (more...)
Trump says North Korea 'no longer a nuclear threat' Trump says North Korea 'no longer a nuclear threat'
- June 13, 2018

In Pyongyang, North Korean state media heralded claims of a victorious meeting with the USA president; photos of him standing side-by-side with Trump on the world stage were splashed across newspapers. US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis's chief spokeswoman, Dana W White, told reporters he was "in full alignment" with Mr Trump. President Donald J. (more...)
Half of Americans approve of Trump's handling of North Korea after summit
- June 13, 2018

There have been inconsistencies in remarks from other top US officials on whether sanctions will only come after complete denuclearization, or may be eased along the way. Trump's comment on suspending joint exercises with Seoul have caught South Korea's Defense Ministry and USA forces in Korea off guard. Trump phoned South Korean President Moon Jae-in after leaving Singapore to brief him on the discussions. (more...)
Eid Al Fitr 2018 holiday for Dubai schools announced Eid Al Fitr 2018 holiday for Dubai schools announced
- June 13, 2018

The date for the start of any lunar Hijri month varies based on the observation of new moon by local religious authorities, so the exact day of celebration varies by locality. How do you celebrate Eid? Following the Sunnah, which is the record of teachings of the Prophet Mohammad, Muslims wake up early in the morning, chant their Salat ul-Fajr (daily prayers), take a bath and wear ittar (perfume). (more...)
Michael Cohen reportedly separating with his lawyers in federal case Michael Cohen reportedly separating with his lawyers in federal case
- June 13, 2018

Maggie Haberman, the well-connected reporter for the New York Times , says that Trump fixer Michael Cohen isn't trying to send "signals" to President Donald Trump that he needs help with his legal woes in the form of a pardon. When agents searched Cohen's home, office and safety deposit box and seized his phones this spring, they sought a wide variety of information, including his involvement in arranging a secret $130,000 payment to the porn actress Stormy Daniels , who said she had a ... (more...)
Spanish port to accept 629 stranded migrants snubbed by Italy Spanish port to accept 629 stranded migrants snubbed by Italy
- June 13, 2018

While Spain's willingness to take in the Aquarius has surprised many observers, for the new Spanish government "it does make political sense for several reasons" says the BBC's Guy Hedgecoe . The Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and the SOS Mediterranee operated-ship rescued migrants from rubber vessels and took some others from "Italian navy ships, Italian coast guard ships and merchant vessels". (more...)
Former Panama President Martinelli extradited from US Former Panama President Martinelli extradited from US
- June 13, 2018

Panama's President Ricardo Martinelli addresses the 68th United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in NY, U.S. on September 25, 2013. He claims the charges are false claims from political enemies. They did not immediately respond to a request for comment, and their court filings were not publicly available at press time. He is believed to have conducted most of the alleged illegal activity through an extensive surveillance system called the National Security Council, which ... (more...)
‘Three Californias’ Measure Will Be on November Ballot ‘Three Californias’ Measure Will Be on November Ballot
- June 13, 2018

In northernmost parts of California , rebellious souls have been flirting since 1941 with the idea of their own state called "Jefferson" which would mesh with the southern counties of Oregon. Each state, though different in size, would have roughly the same population, according to the proposal. In 1992, Stan Statham, an assemblyman from Northern California , embarked on "a quixotic campaign to split California in three", as Sacramento's News & Review recalled. (more...)
G7 row: Emmanuel Macron attacks Donald Trump's 'fits of anger' G7 row: Emmanuel Macron attacks Donald Trump's 'fits of anger'
- June 13, 2018

Europe will implement counter-measures against USA tariffs on steel and aluminium just like Canada, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday, voicing regret about President Donald Trump's abrupt decision to withdraw support for a G7 communique. (more...)
SNP walk out of Commons after freakish Speaker row SNP walk out of Commons after freakish Speaker row
- June 13, 2018

Many are also furious Scottish MPs were given minutes to discuss key Lords amendments on Tuesday night. Speaking to the BBC immediately after the incident, Mr Blackford said: " Scotland's voice has not been heard, we have had changes to the devolution settlement that were pushed through last night without Scottish MPs voices being heard". (more...)
Saudi Arabia, UAE, launch attack on Yemen's port city of Hudaida Saudi Arabia, UAE, launch attack on Yemen's port city of Hudaida
- June 13, 2018

Early on Wednesday, Yemeni government forces, backed by the Saudi-led coalition, launched a full-scale offensive to seize Hodeidah, which is a strategic stronghold of the Houthi rebels and a key entry point for humanitarian aid. They said civilian harm and damage to the port were "unacceptable consequences for any responsible member of the community of nations". The sources said Yemeni forces allied to the Saudi-led coalition - drawn from southern separatists, local units from the Red ... (more...)

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