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Comedian successfully prank calls Trump, security concerns raised
- June 30, 2018

The White House has declined to comment - to either confirm or deny it. "As someone who has spent my entire career trying to convince Republicans to join me in reforming our nation's broken immigration system, I welcome any opportunity to have a real conversation with the president on how to uphold the American values that guided our family-based immigration policy for the past century", Sen. (more...)
Mazda joins Toyota in decrying possible auto tariffs
- June 30, 2018

Toyota filed separate comments opposing the tariffs on Friday saying they would "threaten United States manufacturing, jobs, exports, and economic prosperity". About 80 percent of what Ford sells in the U.S.is built in the United States. "These investments reflect our confidence in the US economy and in the power of the administration's tax cuts", Toyota said. (more...)
Kirsten Gillibrand, Bill DeBlasio Call To Abolish ICE Kirsten Gillibrand, Bill DeBlasio Call To Abolish ICE
- June 30, 2018

As the fight to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ( ICE ) gains ground, 19 high-profile ICE agents and leaders have signed a letter asking Homeland Security head Kirstjen Nielsen to eliminate the agency. The charges are Class C misdemeanors and the protesters were released, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Oregon. Homan was asked about the recent rhetoric from three New York Democrats: actress and gubernatorial hopeful Cynthia Nixon , Sen. (more...)
European Union leaders unite over Trump tariffs, foreign investments European Union leaders unite over Trump tariffs, foreign investments
- June 30, 2018

Leaders of EU Member States met in Brussels for a summit that included trade issues and immigration. "Sometimes I'm suspecting the American administration to have to divide the European Union into different member states when it comes to trade", said Juncker who heads the EU's executive arm. (more...)
Chemical weapons watchdog gets new teeth after Hague fight with Russian Federation Chemical weapons watchdog gets new teeth after Hague fight with Russian Federation
- June 30, 2018

Russian Federation and 23 other countries voted against the move, which was initiated by Britain. India claimed that decision violates the Chemical Weapons Convention's (CWC) finely crafted balance and instead gives unchecked powers to the OPCW DG. (more...)
Vigil honors victims, families of Capital Gazette shooting Vigil honors victims, families of Capital Gazette shooting
- June 30, 2018

Jarrod Ramos (38) was swiftly arrested as he tried to hide under a desk on Thursday afternoon at the " Capital Gazette " in Annapolis , police said. "We are just heartbroken". He also said there was "one victim who attempted to escape through the backdoor and was shot at that point". The killing of 17 people at a Parkland, Florida high school in February helped reinvigorate the national debate on gun control in a country where firearms are responsible for more than 30,000 gun-related ... (more...)
Britain's Prince William starts Israel visit by honouring Holocaust victims Britain's Prince William starts Israel visit by honouring Holocaust victims
- June 30, 2018

Prince William , Duke of Cambridge walks with victor of the Eurovision 2018 song contest Netta Barzilai at Rothschild boulevard in Tel Aviv on June 27. "[It] really taught me quite a lot more than I thought I already knew about the true horrors of what happened to the Jews over the war", he said. He told the duke as he arrived: "It's a very historic visit". (more...)
Trump dubs Heitkamp a 'liberal Democrat,' urges her defeat Trump dubs Heitkamp a 'liberal Democrat,' urges her defeat
- June 30, 2018

At that event, Trump called her a "good woman" and said he hoped for her support. " Heidi will vote no on any pick we make to the Supreme Court", he said. Kennedy announced his retirement Wednesday, allowing Trump - who past year appointed Justice Neil Gorsuch - to fill a second seat on the Supreme Court. (more...)
Pompeo: North Korea remains a nuclear threat Pompeo: North Korea remains a nuclear threat
- June 30, 2018

Harry Harris, President Donald Trump's nominee for the US ambassador to South Korea, earned unanimous approval from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington on Tuesday, putting the administration one step closer to filling a position that has been vacant since January 2017 but crucial in high-stakes talks with North Korea. (more...)
Comedian claims he successfully prank called Trump on his podcast
- June 30, 2018

How did he do it? On his podcast - titled " The Stuttering John Podcast " - comedian John Melendez called in to the White House posing as the chief of staff for Sen. "Hi Bob. How are you, congratulations on everything, we're proud of you". I mean, we did this as a goof. Pretending to be the pol, Melendez asks - because he's "Hispanic" - what he could tell his constituents about the ongoing topic of immigration roiling the Trump administration. (more...)
Kennedy's retirement 'will drastically change the energy' of Supreme Court: Clerk
- June 30, 2018

Speaking to NBC News's Garrett Haake Blumenthal said the Senate "should do nothing to artificially delay" Trump's nominee, but that he would encourage Trump to take his time with the decision and make a centrist choice. Trump, who is in New Jersey for the weekend, said he plans to interview one or two candidates on Saturday or Sunday before announcing his nominee after the Fourth of July. (more...)
Feds unveil counter-tariffs, offer metal and manufacturing industries up to $2B Feds unveil counter-tariffs, offer metal and manufacturing industries up to $2B
- June 30, 2018

President Trump's tariffs on Canadian products and attacks against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have prompted the mayor of Ottawa, the country's capital and fourth-largest city, to skip an invite-only Fourth of July party being held at the USA ambassador's residence next week. (more...)
Trump to announce supreme court pick on 9 July Trump to announce supreme court pick on 9 July
- June 30, 2018

Trump said he would speak with one or two candidates, and plans to announce his selection on Monday, July 9. "As you know, there are many presidents who never get a choice", he said, noting of Kennedy's retirement that he was "very honored he made a decision to do it during my term". (more...)
Victims of Capital Gazette shooting remembered at vigil Victims of Capital Gazette shooting remembered at vigil
- June 30, 2018

He had threatened the newspaper in the past over their coverage of his guilty plea in a social media stalking case. Hamid said he did not know Ramos, but said he was angry that he was not being called a terrorist. The front page reads: 5 shot dead at Capital. He added that more than 170 people had been escorted safely from the building, which houses other businesses. (more...)
Trump Will Make Supreme Court Pick, Anthony Kennedy Successor On July 9 Trump Will Make Supreme Court Pick, Anthony Kennedy Successor On July 9
- June 30, 2018

Justice William Brennan, a Republican nominee whom President Dwight Eisenhower reportedly considered one of his two biggest mistakes (the other was Chief Justice Earl Warren), once said that the most important word in the court's lexicon is - no, not "justice" or "freedom" or "equality" - "five". (more...)
Man charged over five killed at U.S. newspaper Man charged over five killed at U.S. newspaper
- June 29, 2018

Friday in Annapolis. A spokeswoman for the Office of the Public Defender said the Anne Arundel office would be representing Ramos. Another describes him as "recalcitrant". Police identified the four other victims killed in the shooting as 61-year-old Gerald Fischman, 56-year-old John McNamara, 34-year-old Rebecca Smith and 65-year-old Wendi Winters. (more...)
Putin-Trump summit on agenda as John Bolton holds Moscow talks Putin-Trump summit on agenda as John Bolton holds Moscow talks
- June 29, 2018

About this Pugoev the speaker of the Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov, Interfax reports. Ushakov said they also discussed the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, North Korea, and the Iran nuclear deal. "Even in earlier days when our countries had differences our leaders and their advisers met and I think that was good for both countries, good for stability in the world and President Trump feels very strongly on that subject", he said. (more...)
Here are potential contenders to replace Justice Kennedy Here are potential contenders to replace Justice Kennedy
- June 29, 2018

A traditional conservative, he advanced gay rights, buttressed abortion rights and erased political spending limits. The opportunity will allow Trump to make a major, lasting mark on the nation's highest court by putting in place a second justice, after his choice to elevate Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court previous year following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016. (more...)
Capitol Police charge almost 600 people protesting Trump immigration policies Capitol Police charge almost 600 people protesting Trump immigration policies
- June 29, 2018

Almost 600 people were arrested at a protest organized by Women's March in Washington , D.C. Demonstrators began marching outside of the Justice Department and a Senate building Thursday to oppose migrant family separations and U.S. Senate staff members in one office held a pink sign in the window: "Feminists are the majority". The Associated Press reported that 575 protesters were eventually arrested after refusing to leave the building. (more...)
Russian Federation and the United States announce a meeting between Trump and Putin Russian Federation and the United States announce a meeting between Trump and Putin
- June 29, 2018

The meeting is expected to take place after Trump attends the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit July 11 and 12 and visits Britain on July 13. Trump denies wrongdoing and calls the investigation a "witch hunt". Before a G7 meeting earlier this month, Trump suggested that Russian Federation should be invited to rejoin the group. He added that Russian Federation never wanted a confrontation with the U.S., and offered to discuss what could be done to "restore full-fledged relations based ... (more...)
"Malevolent": Lawyer for harassed woman describes Annapolis shooting suspect
- June 29, 2018

A white man with a long-standing grudge against a newspaper in the USA city of Annapolis massacred five people, mostly journalists, as he blasted his way through its newsroom with a shotgun and smoke grenades in what police say was a 'targeted attack'. (more...)
Trump slammed for calling to deport migrants without due process Trump slammed for calling to deport migrants without due process
- June 29, 2018

Commissioner McAleenan told reporters in Texas that within hours of President Trump's executive order last week, he ordered referrals to the DOJ to be suspended. Azar testified before Congress on Tuesday where, according to the Washington Post , he told the lawmakers that if they wanted kids returned to their families, it would have to come as part of legislation. (more...)
Republican immigration bill fails despite plea from Trump Republican immigration bill fails despite plea from Trump
- June 29, 2018

He referred to the bill as Goodlatte II, referring to Wednesday's bill that was a compromise between leadership, moderates and conservatives in the House Republican conference but whose nickname evoked a hardline conservative bill - authored by Virginia GOP Rep. (more...)
9 killed in Lagos tanker fire, 54 vehicles burnt 9 killed in Lagos tanker fire, 54 vehicles burnt
- June 29, 2018

Rescue operators recover bodies from the scene of tanker explosion on Otedola Bridge, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Thursday (28/6/18). "My vehicle has been consumed in the fire I am happy I am alive". At the time of the accident, which was put at 5:30pm by the Corps Education Officer of the FRSC, Commander Bisi Kazeem, the stretch of the road usually witnesses traffic snarl, thus resulting in the inability of drivers to manoeuvre. (more...)
India and USA in damage-control India and USA in damage-control
- June 29, 2018

The US embassy in New Delhi said in a statement on Thursday that the reasons for the postponement were "entirely unrelated to the bilateral relationship" and that the "US-India partnership is a major strategic priority for the Trump Administration ". (more...)
Trump Will Finally Meet With Putin Next Month. That Should Terrify You Trump Will Finally Meet With Putin Next Month. That Should Terrify You
- June 29, 2018

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) and US President Donald Trump , seen here during their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg last year, will meet this year in Helsinki. His apparent acceptance of Russian assurances flies in the face of the judgment of USA and other Western intelligence services that Russia did interfere in the election. (more...)
Indonesia shuts down Bali airport as Agung volcano erupts Indonesia shuts down Bali airport as Agung volcano erupts
- June 29, 2018

The regional volcanic ash advisory centre in Darwin, Australia, said winds could carry the ash southwest toward Bali's global airport and Java, Indonesia's most densely populated island. Qantas Airways Ltd., Singapore Airlines Ltd., AirAsia Bhd. and PT Garuda Indonesia are among the airlines operating flights to Bali, which draws an estimated 5 million tourists annually. (more...)
Senate Democrats who voted for Gorsuch meet with Trump Senate Democrats who voted for Gorsuch meet with Trump
- June 29, 2018

Trump lashed out at Heitkamp during a rally in North Dakota this week, predicting she wouldn't support his eventual nominee to replace Kennedy even though she supported his first Supreme Court pick. "I never thought I'd say this, but you're only 81!" He said a vacancy on the court in 2016 helped boost enthusiasm among evangelicals for Trump. Democrats who voted for President Trump's first nominee to the Supreme Court, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Joe Donnelly of IN and Heidi Heitkamp ... (more...)
Thousands Of Women In D.C. Protest Trump's Migrant Family Separations
- June 29, 2018

Many wore foil blankets similar to those given to migrants housed at United States detention facilities. Protesters waved banners saying "End all detention camps", and chanted "We care!" in an apparent response to First Lady Melania Trump recently wearing a jacket marked "I really don't care, do u?" while on her way to visit migrant children at a detention center in Texas. (more...)
Myanmar sacks general who led violence against Rohingya Muslims Myanmar sacks general who led violence against Rohingya Muslims
- June 29, 2018

In a detailed breakdown published by the European Union, the seven senior military and police officers subject to sanctions were identified as being "responsible for the atrocities and serious human rights violations committed against Rohingya population" in Rakhine. (more...)

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