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Putin, Trump to have summit in Helsinki on July 16
- June 29, 2018

It was the site of a 1975 meeting between President Gerald Ford and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and hosted a summit between President George H.W. "Every time he sees me, he says, 'I didn't do that.' And I believe, I really believe, that when he tells me that, he means it". "Dialogue is a sign of strength". (more...)
Bali volcano eruption halts some flights
- June 29, 2018

The airport will stay shut on Friday until 7 pm local time (1100 GMT), and 48 flights had been cancelled affecting 8,334 passengers, including 38 worldwide flights and 10 domestic flights, the disaster mitigation agency said in a statement. (more...)
At Least Four Killed And Several Injured In Maryland Shooting At Least Four Killed And Several Injured In Maryland Shooting
- June 29, 2018

Five people are dead and several others seriously wounded after a gunman opened fire at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis Thursday, shattering the quiet of Maryland's capital city. A NEWSROOM in the U.S. was compared to a "war zone" after a gunman went on a shooting rampage, killing five people and leaving others seriously injured. (more...)
More toddlers appear alone in court for deportation under family separation More toddlers appear alone in court for deportation under family separation
- June 29, 2018

The United States' top border enforcement official acknowledged Monday that authorities are now not able to carry out the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy of detaining and prosecuting everyone entering the country illegally, as officials work to develop a policy that would allow prosecutions without family separations. (more...)
Supreme Court Poised to Rule on Trump Travel Ban, Other Cases Supreme Court Poised to Rule on Trump Travel Ban, Other Cases
- June 29, 2018

With the frequency of Trump's broadsides against the justice system and the rule of law, it shouldn't be long at all. He tweeted a quick reaction - "Wow!" - and then celebrated at greater length before TV cameras. The Trump policy applies to travelers from five countries with overwhelmingly Muslim populations - Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. It also adds a ban on travelers from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and government officials from Venezuela. (more...)
Ocasio-Cortez Says She Would Support Trump Impeachment Ocasio-Cortez Says She Would Support Trump Impeachment
- June 28, 2018

Her victory should encourage both of them-and add a few more worry lines to Andrew Cuomo's forehead. "I've been told to wait my turn", Pressley said at a kickoff event for her campaign in February. In a district where the Census Bureau estimates that 45 per cent of residents were born outside the US, Ocasio-Cortez made immigration and Latino representation a campaign centrepiece. (more...)
Putin, Trump will hold their 1st summit in Helsinki on July 16 Putin, Trump will hold their 1st summit in Helsinki on July 16
- June 28, 2018

Trump's National Security Adviser, John Bolton , a noted Russia hawk, met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday and a ppeared to completely flip his stance on the Kremlin . After Trump and Putin met briefly in Vietnam in November 2017, Trump was criticized in the United States for saying he believed Putin when the Russian president denied accusations that Russia meddled in the 2016 election. (more...)
Xi tells Mattis China won't give up 'even one inch' of territory Xi tells Mattis China won't give up 'even one inch' of territory
- June 28, 2018

In recent months, the Defense Department has branded China a "strategic competitor" and rescinded an invitation to join annual worldwide military exercises that begin Thursday near Hawaii. Despite disagreements in the Pacific over the South China Sea, "it has always been known that the real experts on military affairs do not want to employ military means to solve issues", Xi, also the General Secretary of the ruling Communist Party of China, said. (more...)
Putin summit set for Helsinki, Finland on July 16
- June 28, 2018

Shortly before the details of the summit were announced Trump took to Twitter to comment on Russian meddling, writing, "Russia continues to say they had nothing to do with Meddling in our Election!" National Security Adviser John Bolton met in Moscow on Wednesday with the Russian delegation to begin groundwork for the meeting, which a Putin aide confirmed would take place mid-day and last "several hours". (more...)
Judicial adviser Leonard Leo on Trump's Supreme Court list Judicial adviser Leonard Leo on Trump's Supreme Court list
- June 28, 2018

Spicer said Trump will nominate a justice who will have a much more lasting effect on the highest USA court for many years to come. "Because I am putting pro-life justices on the court", Mr Trump said during an October 2016 debate with Hillary Clinton. (more...)
Former NATO chief denied entry to U.S. over Iran trips Former NATO chief denied entry to U.S. over Iran trips
- June 28, 2018

Spaniards do not need a visa to travel to the United States for trips under 90 days. He was due to speak at Washington's Brookings Institution, but later learned he would not be able to enter the United States after trying to apply for an electronic visa waiver because of his visits to Iran when he was serving as both a diplomat and one of the EU's chief nuclear negotiators. (more...)
U.S., Russian Federation agree to hold summit in ‘third country’, Kremlin says
- June 28, 2018

Putin said in the meeting, "It's a matter of great regret that relations between Russian Federation and US are not in the best of shape". We had great meetings with President Xi. Ushakov, who said the Kremlin was pleased with how Bolton's visit had gone, said Putin and Trump were likely to talk for several hours. "I think (Trump) is going to raise the full range of issues between the two countries", Bolton said. (more...)
House Democrats seek to explain Rep. Crowley’s loss House Democrats seek to explain Rep. Crowley’s loss
- June 28, 2018

A 28-year-old socialist latinx woman running against the fourth most powerful Democrat in the House of Representatives, Joe Crowley , probably didn't raise many alarms within the political establishment that seems hellbent on ignoring a growing desire for the Democratic Party to move left. (more...)
Erdogan claims victory in Turkish election - but opponent disputes, claims manipulation Erdogan claims victory in Turkish election - but opponent disputes, claims manipulation
- June 28, 2018

Erdogan and the AK Party claimed victory in Sunday's presidential and parliamentary elections after defeating a revitalised opposition that had gained considerable momentum recently and looked capable of staging an upset. Mr Erdogan is expected to be re-elected but might be forced into a run-off by the opposition. But critics say the changes, which were championed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, pave the way to one-man rule. (more...)
Judge orders United States border families must be reunited within 30 days Judge orders United States border families must be reunited within 30 days
- June 28, 2018

Sabraw slammed the Trump administration for "a chaotic circumstance of the government's own making" and took issue with the "startling" failure of officials to plan for the housing, communication, and accounting of children separated from their parents and left in the care of USA authorities. (more...)
Democrat Joseph Crowley Loses Bid to Latina Socialist Woman Democrat Joseph Crowley Loses Bid to Latina Socialist Woman
- June 28, 2018

And specifically in some of these states, like NY and Maryland, there was a massive upset that will actually change Democratic Party politics in this country, and could challenge some of the neoliberal corporate Wall Street-backed Democrats who have dominated the party. (more...)
Bronx community rocked by murder of innocent teen Bronx community rocked by murder of innocent teen
- June 28, 2018

Junior was part of the NYPD Explorers , a program for high school students. Guzman-Feliz was forcefully grabbed outside the Bronx bodega and assaulted by a group of men who stabbed him repeatedly as he struggled to escape, videos show. (more...)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Just Stunned the Political World
- June 28, 2018

Some of the shock may have worn off on Wednesday, but 28-year-old Ocasio-Cortez, like the rest of her party, was still trying to make sense of her come-from-nowhere win. The progressive left just fired a warning shot across the bow of the Democratic Party establishment. "It's about Democrats taking back control of the House of Representatives - and that's what I'm about doing". (more...)
White House confirms Bolton discusses potential Russia-US summit in Moscow White House confirms Bolton discusses potential Russia-US summit in Moscow
- June 28, 2018

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with USA national security adviser John Bolton during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow , Russia on June 27, 2018 . U.S. - Russian relations have been strained for years over disagreements about Syria, Russia's actions in Ukraine and its annexation of Crimea. Bolton is in Moscow ahead of an expected summit meeting between Putin and Trump in mid-July. (more...)
California camper fatally shot while in tent with daughters California camper fatally shot while in tent with daughters
- June 28, 2018

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department had not released the name of any suspect on Monday in the shooting death of 35 year old Tristan Beaudette . "We are working this as a homicide at this point", he told the newspaper. "The grief and trauma this loss has caused our close-knit family is indescribable", the family's statement read. (more...)
Entire Mexican Town's Police Force Arrested Entire Mexican Town's Police Force Arrested
- June 28, 2018

Twenty-eight police officers in the western Mexican state of Michoacan have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the murder of a candidate for mayor in the municipality of Ocampo , local media reported on Sunday. In statements on its Twitter account Sunday, the state police department did not directly tie the detentions to the Thursday killing of Fernando Angeles Juarez, the mayoral candidate for the leftist Democratic Revolution Party. (more...)
Sudan overturns death sentence for teen who killed rapist husband Sudan overturns death sentence for teen who killed rapist husband
- June 28, 2018

The death sentence of a Sudanese teen convicted for killing her husband she alleges was trying to rape her was overturned on Tuesday, her lawyer said . She was forced to move into her husband's home after completing secondary school in April 2017. She said that she refused to have sex with her husband after the wedding, but on the sixth day he raped her as three of his male relatives held her down to restrain her. (more...)
'Abolish ICE' Socialist Newcomer Stuns Top Democrat with Primary Upset 'Abolish ICE' Socialist Newcomer Stuns Top Democrat with Primary Upset
- June 28, 2018

Shed organized for Sen. There have been eyes on Ocasio-Cortez's campaign from the time she announced her candidacy past year, and along the way, she secured major endorsements from the likes of MoveOn and Cynthia Nixon, who's running for governor in NY. (more...)
BU Alumna Wins Upset Congressional Primary in New York City BU Alumna Wins Upset Congressional Primary in New York City
- June 28, 2018

Ocasio-Cortez, however, has an important trick up her sleeve: she understands and connects with the constituents she is running to represent. As Matt Stoller has pointed out , her small-donor-driven campaign also overcame Crowley's network of supporters which included some of the richest and most powerful corporations in the country such as Facebook, Google, Blackrock, Citigroup, JP Morgan, Lockheed Martin and Viacom. (more...)
McConnell: 'We will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy's successor this fall' McConnell: 'We will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy's successor this fall'
- June 28, 2018

The court's reversal is viewed as a victory for the Trump administration. He added: "If you look at the European Union, they're meeting right now to toughen up their immigration policies because they've been over-run, they've been over-run". (more...)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez upsets Rep. Joe Crowley in New York primary Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez upsets Rep. Joe Crowley in New York primary
- June 28, 2018

In May, encouraged by the activists shed been working with, the 28-year-old Ocasio-Cortez filed to challenge Crowley. It's just that most people ignored her. A quick comparison of campaign finances hints at what Ocasio-Cortez means when she talks about Crowley's priorities, and may also get to the heart of why 57.5 percent of New York's 14th Congressional district voters, where the average income is $47,000, chose her. (more...)
NZ prime minister back home with baby Neve Te Aroha NZ prime minister back home with baby Neve Te Aroha
- June 28, 2018

The birth capped an eventful year for Ardern, who became prime minister in October just three months after taking charge of the Labour Party as it languished in the polls. Stringer. / Reuters New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern carries her newborn baby Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford with her partner Clarke Gayfor as she walks out of the Auckland Hospital in New Zealand , June 24. (more...)
Sheriff: New Zealand man shot trying to enter Virginia teen's home Sheriff: New Zealand man shot trying to enter Virginia teen's home
- June 28, 2018

Troy Skinner, 25, is recovering from his injuries after being shot twice in the neck by the child's mother after he attempted to force his way into the home in Goochland, Virginia, on 22 June. But he wasn't deterred. He then attempted to enter, and eventually "he got a brick and attempted to break that door down", Sherriff Agnew said, adding that he "attempted to violently get inside her house". (more...)
Malaysia arrests Najib ex-aide in 1MDB probe Malaysia arrests Najib ex-aide in 1MDB probe
- June 28, 2018

Allegations of massive corruption were a major factor behind last month's shock election loss of Najib's long-ruling coalition to a reformist alliance headed by Mahathir Mohamad. Police will soon call Najib and his wife, Rosmah Mansor, as well as people who allegedly gave them some of the items as gifts for questioning, Singh said. (more...)
US Supreme Court upholds Trump's 'Muslim ban' US Supreme Court upholds Trump's 'Muslim ban'
- June 28, 2018

Kennedy concurred with the majority , allowing the ban to stand and finding no evidence of anti-Muslim animus in the official presidential Proclamation that bars entry to residents of six predominantly-Muslim nations and some Venezuelans. (more...)

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