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Senate panels says more election meddling found on Trump-Russia Senate panels says more election meddling found on Trump-Russia
- July 06, 2018

Since the election, Trump has denied there was Russian influence in the election, despite the intelligence community's findings . "The Committee has spent the last 16 months reviewing the sources, tradecraft and analytic work underpinning the Intelligence Community Assessment and sees no reason to dispute the conclusions", the North Carolina Republican said. (more...)
The USA Celebrate Independence Day The USA Celebrate Independence Day
- July 06, 2018

Fourth July celebrates the Founding Fathers' declaration of independence in 1776 which has a fascinating history. From 1776 until the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with typical festivities ranging from fireworks , parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues. (more...)
Dozens missing after boats capsize in Thailand
- July 06, 2018

They said they didn't know the nationalities of the other missing people, but those who had been rescued were mostly Chinese on group tours. Officials had earlier issued a warning of severe weather until next Tuesday, including heavy rain and strong winds. (more...)
Questions About The Call To Abolish ICE Questions About The Call To Abolish ICE
- July 05, 2018

Senator Kamala Harris is also in favor of "critically re-examining" the agency. GOP voters were largely unmoved: 15 percent said "too aggressive" and 70 percent said "not aggressive enough". The Trump administration has often pointed to a "crisis of illegal immigration" at the USA border. Far from being a law enforcement agency, ICE has become the closest thing we have to a lawless organization. (more...)
Experts see risks in US plan to dismantle NKorea's nukes
- July 05, 2018

The short joint statement did not define how that would be achieved or say when the process would begin or how long it might take. "Good working dinner with Kim Yong Chol in NY tonight", he later tweeted. "We have developed a program". U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to North Korea this week as Washington continues to push for denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. (more...)
Tropical Depression No. 2 forms far out in Atlantic Ocean Tropical Depression No. 2 forms far out in Atlantic Ocean
- July 05, 2018

The system is forecasted to degenerate into an open trough east of the Lesser Antilles over the weekend. An upgrade to a tropical storm occurs when cyclonic circulation becomes more organized and maximum sustained winds gust between 39 miles per hour and 73 miles per hour. (more...)
Supreme Court to Delhi LG: Don't play decision-maker or obstructionist Supreme Court to Delhi LG: Don't play decision-maker or obstructionist
- July 05, 2018

Sikri, A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan. The SC judgment , while handing avictory to the AAP government, made it clear that Delhi can not be accorded the status of a state under the constitutional scheme. Why should LG act beyond three reserved powers. The Supreme Court added that the LG and the Delhi government have to work harmoniously. L-Gs enjoy some executive powers, that the Governor doesn't. (more...)
Senate Republicans Meet Lavrov in Moscow Ahead of Trump-Putin Summit Senate Republicans Meet Lavrov in Moscow Ahead of Trump-Putin Summit
- July 05, 2018

The U.S. congressional delegation is scheduled to meet with senior Russian officials amid preparations for a summit between the nations' presidents. Sources told CNN that while Trump has already met the Russian president, the private meeting will allow Trump to develop the relationship between the two leaders. (more...)
Setback for Kim Dotcom in mega online piracy battle Setback for Kim Dotcom in mega online piracy battle
- July 05, 2018

Dotcom had asked the court to overturn two previous rulings that the Megaupload founder and his three co-accused be sent to the United States to face charges. "I will appeal to the Supreme Court". The US Federal Bureau of Investigation has led the case and claims Megaupload was a criminal conspiracy that earned the men $US175 million. (more...)
Police pull protester off Statue of Liberty Police pull protester off Statue of Liberty
- July 05, 2018

The protester, a woman wearing a " Rise and Resist " T-shirt, scaled Lady Liberty's base after other pro-illegal immigrant protesters were arrested for unfurling a banner reading "Abolish ICE". Owing to the situation, people on their way to Liberty Island were not allowed to enter the park and people already there were evacuated. Some 2,300 children have been separated from their families over a six-week period in April and May. (more...)
Trump asked aides why we can’t just invade Venezuela Trump asked aides why we can’t just invade Venezuela
- July 05, 2018

The "suggestion stunned" those in the meeting, including former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former national security advisor H.R. McMaster, the AP reports . The Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called for nationwide "anti-imperialist" drills in response to this threat, while Russian Federation denounced any plans of military intervention into the Latin American country as " unacceptable ". (more...)
Two critical after 'major incident' near poison site Two critical after 'major incident' near poison site
- July 05, 2018

The two patients "are both now receiving treatment for suspected exposure to an unknown substance at Salisbury District Hospital", police said in a statement . Mr Rowley is a registered heroin
addict and police and doctors initially thought the incident was drug-related. Resident Jake Murphy said he was watching the football on Tuesday night when "all these police cars appeared". (more...)
China will counterpunch United States with $34 billion in tariffs China will counterpunch United States with $34 billion in tariffs
- July 05, 2018

US stock futures were marginally higher, pointing to a stronger open for Wall Street later in the day. Japan's Nikkei was down 0.1 percent, South Korea's KOSPI was flat and Australian stocks rose 0.4 percent. The Chinese yuan was slightly lower, its recovery from an 11-month low stalling. China appears broadly comfortable with a weakening yuan and would intervene only to prevent any destabilizing declines or to restore market confidence, policy insiders told Reuters. (more...)
United Kingdom government vows to end 'abhorrent practice' of gay conversion therapy United Kingdom government vows to end 'abhorrent practice' of gay conversion therapy
- July 05, 2018

It also said it would work with police to improve responses to hate incidents after the survey found 40 percent of respondents had experienced them. About two per cent of respondents said they had received some form of conversion therapy , while another five per cent had had it offered to them but refused. (more...)
President Trump's proposed FART Act mocked on Twitter for name oversight President Trump's proposed FART Act mocked on Twitter for name oversight
- July 05, 2018

Axios reports that under the bill the US would elect to abandon the " Most Favored Nation" (MFN) principle, which says countries are not allowed to set different tariff rates for different countries outside of free trade agreements. (more...)
Woman starts to climb Statue of Liberty after immigration protesters arrested Woman starts to climb Statue of Liberty after immigration protesters arrested
- July 05, 2018

Activists with the group Rise and Resist say they hung the banner to protest USA immigration policy. U.S. Parks Police have evacuated Liberty Island of tourists after a woman climbed to the base of the Statue of Liberty. Liberty Island has been evacuated while they attempt to get her down, according to Jerry Willis with the National Park Service. Earlier this afternoon on July 4th, per CNN , protesters gathered on Liberty Island and one woman "walked back and forth under Lady Liberty's ... (more...)
Merriam-Webster mocks Trump over misspelled tweet Merriam-Webster mocks Trump over misspelled tweet
- July 05, 2018

President Donald Trump was mocked by both J.K. Rowling and the official Merriam-Webster Dictionary Twitter account on Tuesday after he misspelled a word in a tweet where he was boasting about his "ability to write". It provided definitions for "pore over" and "pour over" and went one step further, defining "comb over" - a not-so-subtle reference to the president's signature hairstyle. (more...)
Rally turns violent in Portland, Oregon Rally turns violent in Portland, Oregon
- July 04, 2018

Five people including an officer were injured during the clash on Saturday, June 30 in Portland. Law enforcement officials used pepper spray and pepper balls to disperse protesters and counter-protesters who were clashing. In its statement, the police department also said it is aware other "criminal behavior" was recorded that may include disorderly conduct, assault, theft, among other crimes. (more...)
Comedian 'Stuttering John' says he prank-called Trump aboard Air Force 1 Comedian 'Stuttering John' says he prank-called Trump aboard Air Force 1
- July 04, 2018

Recording the voice supposedly trump congratulates "the Senator" with a justification in the case of bribery in the past year. "Melendez told the Reporter that he immediately recognized Kushner's voice and replied, again using that bad English accent: "(The senator and I) had a long conversation with the president about immigration two or three weeks ago, he just wants some closure on it". (more...)
Why I visited African Shrine - Macron Why I visited African Shrine - Macron
- July 04, 2018

Let me remind you that this place - shrine is a music place as well as politics which is needed to change the society. Ambode said the event was also about celebrating African culture which was a positive step for France as it sought to rebuild its relationship with Africa. (more...)
Poland's top judge turns up for work defying retirement order Poland's top judge turns up for work defying retirement order
- July 04, 2018

According to a nationwide survey carried out last month by Ariadna pollsters, 44 percent of Poles believe the ruling PiS party's judicial reforms will increase political influence on the courts, while just 14 percent of respondents thought otherwise. (more...)
Trump says he's interviewed four candidates for Supreme Court Trump says he's interviewed four candidates for Supreme Court
- July 04, 2018

Trump said that he may interview one or two candidates this weekend at his resort in Bedminster, New Jersey. He met Monday with four federal appeals court judges: Brett M. "It will not happen on its own", the New Yorker wrote in an opinion column in Monday's New York Times. Schumer's column appeared a day after Sen. (more...)
Iran Denies Killing Demonstrators at Water Protests Iran Denies Killing Demonstrators at Water Protests
- July 04, 2018

The protesters set fire to rubbish bins and damaged public property, prompting police to fire tear gas to disperse them, state-run IRNA news agency said Sunday. Interior Minister abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli said that during the clashes in Khorramshahr police used the weapon only once, injuring one person. Iran's currency has plunged nearly 50 percent in value in the past six months against the USA dollar and inflation is on the rise which caused many traders in the Grand Bazar to strike on ... (more...)
ICE Officials Are Pressuring Separated Parents To Sign Deportation Forms ICE Officials Are Pressuring Separated Parents To Sign Deportation Forms
- July 04, 2018

Though many who show up to the rallies across the country were seasoned anti-Trump demonstrators, others were new to immigration activism, including parents who say they feel compelled to show up after heart-wrenching accounts of children forcibly taken from their families as they crossed the border illegally. (more...)
Iranian Diplomat Among Six Arrested in Europe Over Alleged Bomb Plot Iranian Diplomat Among Six Arrested in Europe Over Alleged Bomb Plot
- July 04, 2018

The claim of 2,500 Iranians being made U.S. citizens as part of the nuclear deal was first made in a newspaper interview on June 26 with Mojtaba Zonnour, a member of parliament from Iran's Shia religious centre at Qom. As Fox News acknowledged, DHS figures show that the number of people born in Iran who received USA citizenship actually decreased by about 8 percent from 2015 to 2016, when the Iran deal went into effect. (more...)
Trump acknowledges North Korea deal might not 'work out' Trump acknowledges North Korea deal might not 'work out'
- July 04, 2018

Sung Kim, the USA ambassador to the Philippines, who has been a key member of negotiating team, met over the weekend with North Korean officials in the Demilitarized Zone between the Koreas. The North's main solid-fuel ballistic missile capable of striking US military bases in Asia is the Pukguksong-2. The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency is also reportedly circulating an internal assessment that North Korea does not intend to engage in full denuclearization. (more...)
JK Rowling trolls Donald Trump over 'pour' spelling
- July 04, 2018

Trump defended his tweeting style on Twitter Tuesday afternoon and admitted that he took pride in his writing ability. " I capitalize certain words only for emphasis, not b/c they should be capitalized! ". Donald Trump has unleashed a tsunami of internet snark after tweeting out praise for his self-declared writing abilities. The president pushed back against that claim, saying Schwartz was only a co-author. (more...)
Anti-Drug Mayor Shot Dead by Sniper at Flag-Raising Ceremony Anti-Drug Mayor Shot Dead by Sniper at Flag-Raising Ceremony
- July 04, 2018

Though video of the assassination does not show Halili after the shot was sacked, bystanders can be heard screaming in panic as they run for cover. The incident took place around 8 a.m. Halili had compared himself to Duterte as he publicly shared the President's hardline position against crime and illegal drugs. "The autopsy on the mayor's body was already done and we will just wait for the crime lab report to determine what type of bullet killed him", Carranza said. (more...)
MI mom nearly loses job for staying with son on life support MI mom nearly loses job for staying with son on life support
- July 04, 2018

Crystal Reynolds Fisher with her son Jason. "I'm just letting you know my son is still on life support so until he is out of the bad I will not be able to make it to work, I can let you know as he starts to get better so that way I can return to work with no problems". (more...)
European Union Moves Against Poland for Its New Court Law European Union Moves Against Poland for Its New Court Law
- July 04, 2018

Brussels has been highly critical of Poland's government as the ruling Law and Justice party controversially overhauls the country's supreme court, which has left the European Commission and Warsaw in a bitter stand-off. "If not, it is going to be up to the European Court of Justice to give its judgement", he added. Deputy foreign minister Konrad Szymanski said Monday the government would respond "in detail" within 30 days and warned that the ECJ would face a "very hard task". (more...)

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