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Mark Leno to make remarks in San Francisco mayor's race Mark Leno to make remarks in San Francisco mayor's race
- June 16, 2018

London Breed reached the milestone on Wednesday, when her opponent conceded a tight mayoral race. Breed, a native San Franciscan, dedicated her entire life to improving the city's housing, environment, public safety, transportation, and quality of life. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation report: Anti-Trump texts 'cast a cloud' over email probe Federal Bureau of Investigation report: Anti-Trump texts 'cast a cloud' over email probe
- June 16, 2018

An inspector general report condemning the FBI's actions in the Hillary Clinton email investigation blasts former FBI Director James Comey but also denies total vindication to the president who fired him. But he quickly added, "It's also important to note what the Inspector General did not find". And there's evidence from the IG report that Strzok succeeded in altering the FBI's decision-making process based on his hatred for Trump. (more...)
Selfie-taking Australian couple fall to death in Portugal Selfie-taking Australian couple fall to death in Portugal
- June 16, 2018

Newspaper Journal de Noticias reported fishermen near the beach thought Kearns and Benson were simply sleeping on the beach. Authorities in Portugal are investigating whether they'd been taking a "selfie" after a mobile phone was found at the bottom of the cliff. (more...)
Brown: Farm Bill to pass Senate, but House vote unknown Brown: Farm Bill to pass Senate, but House vote unknown
- June 16, 2018

The Farm Bill replaces the Margin Protection Program (MPP) with the Dairy Risk Coverage program, which invests an additional $100 million to improve affordability, flexibility, and effectiveness for OH dairy farmers. McConnell and Grassley briefly tangled over the hemp provisions. Also during the Farm Bill meeting, committee members discussed the Renewable Fuel Standard and the U.S. (more...)
Jogger who trashed homeless man's belongings arrested Jogger who trashed homeless man's belongings arrested
- June 16, 2018

Henry Sintay was reportedly arrested in connection with the dismantling of a homeless man's camp. "I'm picking up trash, what do you want me to do?" the jogger tells onlookers. "I think it's morally reprehensible and straight-up cruel what this guy is doing", Kristin Gallup, who also caught part of the incident on video, told The San Francisco Chronicle . (more...)
TTP chief Mullah Fazlullah killed in USA strike, confirms Afghan ministry TTP chief Mullah Fazlullah killed in USA strike, confirms Afghan ministry
- June 16, 2018

Earlier, Lt. Col Martin O'Donnell, a spokesman for U.S. Forces in Afghanistan , said in a statement that U.S. forces had carried out an airstrike Thursday in Kunar "which targeted a senior leader of a designated terrorist organization". In March, the United States offered a $5 million reward for information on Fazlullah. Fazlullah, the most-wanted militant in Pakistan for years, was blamed for hundreds of attacks against Pakistani security forces and civilians in the past decade. (more...)
Macron backs Merkel in German row over migrants Macron backs Merkel in German row over migrants
- June 15, 2018

Merkel has proposed that asylum seekers already rejected by Germany could be turned back at the border. Merkel received the backing of her party to wait until an European Union summit at the end of the month at which she hopes an EU-wide asylum policy can be agreed on. (more...)
Sessions cites Bible to defend separating immigrant families Sessions cites Bible to defend separating immigrant families
- June 15, 2018

Sessions said numerous recent criticisms were not "fair or logical and some are contrary to law". Speaking Thursday in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Sessions said crossing the border illegally is a crime and the government shouldn't be vilified for enforcing laws. (more...)
United Nations says China plays important, positive role in Korean Peninsula situation United Nations says China plays important, positive role in Korean Peninsula situation
- June 15, 2018

There are hundreds of known facilities related to nuclear and chemicals weapons and advanced missile systems, scattered across almost two dozen sites in the mountainous country the size of Pennsylvania. "The denuclearisation pledge is diluted from the Six-Party Talks provision, and there was no mention of North Korea moving towards CVID as the administration had hinted at", Dr Bruce Klingner, senior research fellow for North-east Asia at U.S. (more...)
President Trump praises Kim and says he’s ‘solved’ problems with North Korea
- June 15, 2018

The inspector general report , while damaging to the FBI and to Comey personally, does not support Trump's allegation that political preferences influenced the conduct of the email investigation into his Democratic presidential rival. Trump reportedly had been briefed on saluting protocol, which is not to salute military officers from other countries, but rather to shake hands after their salute. (more...)
House won't take on immigration without Trump's support, after Trump expresses doubts House won't take on immigration without Trump's support, after Trump expresses doubts
- June 15, 2018

The other bill is expected to be a compromise with moderate House Republicans who had previously threatened to force votes on their own immigration plan with Democrats. The compromise bill would also provide legal status for recipients and eligible recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, eliminate multiple visa programs including the Diversity Lottery, and allow U.S. (more...)
Federal judge jails ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort ahead of trial Federal judge jails ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort ahead of trial
- June 15, 2018

The former Trump campaign chairman was in court Friday asking a federal judge that he not be sent to jail pre-trial and revoke his bail. Manafort was indicted by a grand jury as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election. (more...)
Trump's former lawyer seeks restraining order against Avenatti Trump's former lawyer seeks restraining order against Avenatti
- June 15, 2018

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen leaves federal court in Manhattan, New York, U.S., May 30, 2018. Earlier on Friday, Trump tried to distance himself from Cohen, as he said that Cohen was no longer his attorney, while also saying that he always "liked" Cohen - which implies that his affections for Cohen were squarely in the past tense. (more...)
Read This Thread: Inside Trump's Detention Camp for Immigrant Children Read This Thread: Inside Trump's Detention Camp for Immigrant Children
- June 15, 2018

The port is located about 40 miles southeast of El Paso, in an area that's mostly desert and where temperatures reached triple digits on Thursday, just a week before the official start of summer. And yet another Twitter user succinctly stated: 'This is a refugee camp. About 30 percent of the boys in the center arrived at the U.S. -Mexico border with parents or guardians, and have arrived at Casa Padre following the Trump administration's decision to begin separating families and ... (more...)
Comics rally for Melbourne murder victim
- June 15, 2018

Greg Fleet said: 'Devastated to hear about Eurydice Dixon . '. the problem with giving this advice is that it keeps that one woman safe at the expense of all women's right to move freely. "It was a packed house every night", James Forman, who worked at Highlander Bar where she regularly performed told The Age . Comedian Julia Morris took to Twitter to express her shock. (more...)
Trump salute to North Korean general sparks controversy Trump salute to North Korean general sparks controversy
- June 15, 2018

North Korea aired the historic face-to-face meeting between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un across state media Thursday, painting the USA commander in chief in a new light. The autumn military drills are scheduled for August. "It's a mistake to see attacks on the media as separate from those things", said Jay Rosen, a New York University journalism professor. (more...)
Pak Taliban Chief Believed Dead In US Strike In Afghanistan
- June 15, 2018

The Voice of America radio reported that a U.S. military official confirmed to its correspondents that a United States drone strike had "targeted the TTP leader in an Afghan province near the border with Pakistan". Now 20, she has founded the non-profit Malala Fund, which campaings in favour of education for girls, and is the author of global best-seller I Am Malala. (more...)
Government - rebel peace talks break down
- June 15, 2018

LONDON - Theresa May is risking a major parliamentary defeat on Brexit which could bring down her government, after pro-EU Conservative rebel MPs accused her of breaking her promise to offer Parliament a veto on leaving the EU without a deal. (more...)
Spain king's brother-in-law loses appeal, gets 5 years for graft Spain king's brother-in-law loses appeal, gets 5 years for graft
- June 15, 2018

Spain's public broadcaster TVE showed Inaki Urdangarin arriving Wednesday by auto at the Palma de Mallorca court after landing on a commercial flight from Geneva, where the 50-year-old lives with his wife, Princess Cristina. It wasn't immediately clear where the former duke will serve the prison sentence, although in theory he has the right to choose any of the facilities in Spanish territory. (more...)
Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah killed in USA drone strike
- June 15, 2018

The Afghanistan government today confirmed that Mullah Fazlullah , the Pakistani Taliban leader accused of ordering a failed assassination attempt on Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai in 2012, was killed yesterday in a USA air strike. "They were staying at a house when a drone fired missiles and martyred them". He was known as "Mullah Radio" for his fiery broadcasts. Although Taliban extremists still unleash attacks, the group has lost control of all territory in Pakistan since its ... (more...)
Civilians flee bombardment as Arab states pound Yemen port Civilians flee bombardment as Arab states pound Yemen port
- June 15, 2018

The call from Human Rights Watch comes as a Saudi-led coalition tries to retake the port city of Hodeida from Shiite rebels known as Houthis. Forces advancing on the ground approached the Hodeidah airport, while ambulances wounded a number of the Saudi-backed invading forces wounded in the fighting. (more...)
Peterborough-area dairy producer fires back at President Donald Trump Peterborough-area dairy producer fires back at President Donald Trump
- June 15, 2018

He said he made clear to Freeland that Democrats have a "totally different view than President Trump " about Trudeau. "He learned, that's going to cost a lot of money to the people of Canada". Canada agreed with the United States on Thursday that slow-moving talks to update NAFTA should continue although they did not set a date for the next round, a senior official said in remarks casting further doubt on the chances of a deal this year. (more...)
UAE moon sighting committee will meet tonight to announce Eid UAE moon sighting committee will meet tonight to announce Eid
- June 15, 2018

If the moon is seen anywhere in the country on that day, then the foundation declares that Eid will be celebrated the next day, reports BBC Bangla. The country's railways have announced special "Eid trains" with extra carriages and discounts to tackle the rush. (more...)
Gardner: ‘Trump… Deserves Praise’ In North Korea Summit Gardner: ‘Trump… Deserves Praise’ In North Korea Summit
- June 15, 2018

According to a United Nations report , North Korea is a "systematic, widespread and flagrant violations of human rights". As the day wrapped up, the president told reporters, "We have developed a very special bond". But we did have China's Foreign Ministry spokesman there, hinting that China is not wedded to the sanctions on North Korea. But Russia warned that the "devil is in the detail" and Iran said North Korea should not trust the US. (more...)
2 injured after roller coaster derails on boardwalk in Daytona Beach 2 injured after roller coaster derails on boardwalk in Daytona Beach
- June 15, 2018

Pictures tweeted by the Daytona Beach Fire Department shows one vehicle completely dangling off its rail as rescue crews used a ladder to free those inside. Daytona Beach Firefighters in the process of rescuing riders from rollercoaster accident at Boardwalk. Ten riders were extricated from the roller-coaster . (more...)
Sarah Sanders, Raj Shah Latest Trump Staffers Said to Be Eyeing Exit Sarah Sanders, Raj Shah Latest Trump Staffers Said to Be Eyeing Exit
- June 15, 2018

She responded afterward, expressing her love for working for President Trump. I can tell you that I show up here every day. "She's brought her children, her personal life, into that briefing room on numerous occasions", she said. "And it is going to be harder to find good people to replace them", a source close to the administration told CBS News . When speaking with Burnett, Karem explained that he spent five years covering the U.S. (more...)
Japan's defense minister says U.S.-South Korean military drills 'vital' Japan's defense minister says U.S.-South Korean military drills 'vital'
- June 15, 2018

President Donald Trump answers questions during a press conference following his historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un June 12, 2018 in Singapore . Under the Iran deal, the United States secured 24/7 monitoring of every nuclear site in Iran and the right to access non-declared civilian and military sites. (more...)
Document: Joint Statement of President Trump and Kim Jong Un Document: Joint Statement of President Trump and Kim Jong Un
- June 15, 2018

Joining Trump were Secretary of State Mike Pompeo , Chief of Staff John Kelly, National Security Advisor John Bolton, U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and Deputy Assistant to the President for Asian Affairs Matthew Pottinger. (more...)
Clinton campaign manager on Comey using personal email: 'Ironic and deeply frustrating' Clinton campaign manager on Comey using personal email: 'Ironic and deeply frustrating'
- June 15, 2018

Officials from Justice and FBI are expected to testify about the report before congressional committees next week, including the House Judiciary Committee, which has been doing its own investigation into the Clinton probe. The report does find that Comey's actions were not politically motivated to help either candidate. "If the reason they fired James Comey is because of his exoneration of Hillary, why haven't they corrected that exoneration?" he said. (more...)
George HW Bush Makes History on His 94th Birthday George HW Bush Makes History on His 94th Birthday
- June 15, 2018

Bush has been hospitalized twice following the passing of his wife, Barbara, in April. He'll be joined in the exclusive club on October 1, when former President Jimmy Carter will celebrate his 94th birthday. The elder Bush, who served as president from 1989 to 1993, is spending the summer at his family compound in Kennebunkport. Bush became the longest-living president in USA history last November when he surpassed the late Gerald Ford . (more...)

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