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Trump imposes fresh sanctions on Iran after shoot-down of Navy drone Trump imposes fresh sanctions on Iran after shoot-down of Navy drone
- June 25, 2019

The downing of the unmanned aircraft marked a new high in the rising tensions between the United States and Iran. Mnuchin said the sanctions would affect multiple other top officials in Iran's "chain of command" and would lock up billions more in Iranian assets. (more...)
Pete Buttigieg Faces Race-Related Backlash After South Bend Police Shooting Pete Buttigieg Faces Race-Related Backlash After South Bend Police Shooting
- June 25, 2019

Buttigieg held the town hall at Washington High School in South Bend alongside Police Chief Scott Ruszkowski. The shooting of Eric Jack Logan, who police alleged was breaking into cars and wielding a knife when he was shot by officer Ryan O'Neill last Sunday, has roiled the IN community, putting the spotlight on years of racial tension between the South Bend Police Department and the city's African American residents. (more...)
Hunt: Johnson is a 'coward' for avoiding debates on Brexit Hunt: Johnson is a 'coward' for avoiding debates on Brexit
- June 25, 2019

Meanwhile Mr Hunt, who will visit Scotland on Sunday, revealed a pledge to exempt hundreds of thousands of firms from business rates if he becomes prime minister. Among those who identified as Conservative supporters, Johnson's lead had decreased since Thursday, it said. "Once clear that no one was harmed, I contacted the Guardian , as I felt it was of important public interest", Penn said. (more...)
Donald Trump says planned immigration sweep delayed for two weeks Donald Trump says planned immigration sweep delayed for two weeks
- June 25, 2019

After Trump's announcement was made, Pelosi tweeted , "Mr. President, delay is welcome". "If you have some case you want to make about somebody who's been accused... 'We will fight back at every turn to protect our immigrant families, ' Cuomo vowed. The Washington Post reported this week that the Justice Department, which runs the immigration courts, said was aware of at least 12,780 removal orders issued to "family units" from September 24 through Friday. (more...)
Carroll Says She Wouldn't Press Rape Charges Against Trump Carroll Says She Wouldn't Press Rape Charges Against Trump
- June 24, 2019

He claimed New York Magazine was "dying" and needed to prop itself up. He said she was making up "lies" in order to sell her forthcoming book and stated she should "pay dearly for such false accusations". For someone who has never been in a situation like that, laughter might sound absurd or like a "mixed message", despite her physical struggle. "I've never met this person in my life", Trump said in a statement . (more...)
Iran warns U.S. attack will imperil its interests across Mideast Iran warns U.S. attack will imperil its interests across Mideast
- June 24, 2019

He said Saturday that more sanctions were on the way, without elaborating. "Would they have allowed us to invade their privacy?" On Thursday morning, President Trump called off airstrikes with 10 minutes to spare, after Iran shot down a United States drone . (more...)
Iran says it will respond firmly to any U.S. threat Iran says it will respond firmly to any U.S. threat
- June 23, 2019

Gen. Joseph Guastella said in a statement . Tensions are running high in the region after the U.S. accused Iran of attacking oil tankers last week. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said no specific options for a US response were presented at the meeting. "Trump has given the impression he lost his nerve", Makovsky said in a statement. (more...)
Amid US-Iran tensions, Indian airlines to avoid Iranian airspace, says DGCA Amid US-Iran tensions, Indian airlines to avoid Iranian airspace, says DGCA
- June 23, 2019

The US blamed Iran for the attacks on the oil tankers, a charge denied by Tehran . There were "numerous civil aviation aircraft operating in the area at the time of the intercept," the agency pointed out, with the nearest plane flying just 45 nautical miles (51 miles) away from the downed drone's location. (more...)
U.S. to kick off migrant crackdown on Sunday U.S. to kick off migrant crackdown on Sunday
- June 23, 2019

Immigration raids in up to 10 major USA cities will take place starting Sunday morning as the Trump administration tries to crack down on the nation's immigration problems, according to a new report. cities on Sunday. Mayor Eric Garcetti (D) said on Twitter that his administration was "doing everything we can to provide immigrant families with info and support ahead of the announced ICE deportation sweeps". (more...)
US envoy for Iran traveling to Middle East: State Department US envoy for Iran traveling to Middle East: State Department
- June 23, 2019

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee also is due to consider as soon as next week legislation that would take away the ability of Trump , or any president, to use emergency authority to sell arms to any country besides North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members and certain other key partners without congressional review. (more...)
Erdogan vows to take Egypt to court over ally Mursi's death Erdogan vows to take Egypt to court over ally Mursi's death
- June 22, 2019

THE death of Mohamed Morsi - Egypt's first democratically elected president - while ignominiously shackled inside a courtroom on Monday comes as a shock. He says that could have been a factor in his death and is something that needs to be investigated. "We offer deep condolences to the family and people of Egypt". (more...)
Massive fire breaks out at Philadelphia oil refinery Massive fire breaks out at Philadelphia oil refinery
- June 22, 2019

Emergency management officials are asking people east of the fire to shelter in place. "We heard something. We thought it was thunder because it was raining and somebody was out in the back and said the refinery was on fire", employee Bob Braciszewski said. (more...)
Saudi Arabia slams findings in United Nations report on Jamal Khashoggi murder Saudi Arabia slams findings in United Nations report on Jamal Khashoggi murder
- June 22, 2019

With access to audio recordings provided by Turkish intelligence, Callamard laid out in graphic detail how Saudi government agents prepared to kill and dismember Khashoggi . Khashoggi, whether he directly or indirectly incited the killing. whether he could have prevented the execution when the mission started and failed to do so", Callamard told reporters. (more...)
Thousands protest in Georgia against Russian politician in parliament Thousands protest in Georgia against Russian politician in parliament
- June 22, 2019

At least 69 people, including 39 police officers, were injured Thursday as demonstrators attempted to force their way into the Georgian parliament in protest against the appearance of a Russian politician in the government building. Gavrilov told RBC that the conflict had been prepared in advance. Russian influence in Georgia remains a politically sensitive subject, with the opposition accusing the ruling Georgian Dream party - which backed Zurabishvili for the presidency late previous ... (more...)
Yoga Day: Thousands of Indians celebrate the day Yoga Day: Thousands of Indians celebrate the day
- June 22, 2019

Yoga Day, observed mostly in India but also worldwide on the Northern Hemisphere's longest day, was Modi's idea. The embassy has been celebrating the International Day of Yoga every year since 2014. He also urged everyone to practice yoga. On his way out of the venue, Modi shook hands with several participants, including school children, who reached out to the Prime Minister over barricades. (more...)
Jeremy Hunt swipes at Tory leadership rival Boris Johnson's Brexit stance Jeremy Hunt swipes at Tory leadership rival Boris Johnson's Brexit stance
- June 21, 2019

The endorsement of Mr Johnson by the hardline Brexiteer came as fellow leadership contender Rory Stewart said he was in talks with Michael Gove on "combining forces" in the contest. Interesting it was, as a favourite Johnson with the question of import duties, claiming in Northern Ireland that the United Kingdom could continue to trade duty-free with the EU: "There will be no duties, there will be no quotas, because we want to continue our current arrangements, in the framework of the ... (more...)
Xi calls for new development of China-DPRK relations in new era Xi calls for new development of China-DPRK relations in new era
- June 21, 2019

The North says it's willing to permanently dismantle its main nuclear complex in Yongbyon if the United States takes corresponding measures. Moon says Kim reaffirmed his commitment to denuclearize but also said he was unsure whether he could trust Washington to provide security guarantees in return. (more...)
In video, Alabama man denies feeding meth to squirrel In video, Alabama man denies feeding meth to squirrel
- June 21, 2019

Since Mickey Paulk's Athens apartment was searched on Monday morning, the caged squirrel has been released into the wild, Limestone County Sheriff's Office's Public Information Officer Stephen Young confirms to PEOPLE . One man, identified as Ronnie Reynolds , 37, was arrested at the scene, but the Limestone County Sheriff's Office is still looking for another suspect - the alleged "caretaker" of the squirrel - identified as Mickey Paulk , 35. (more...)
Boris Wins Third Tory Leadership Vote! Boris Wins Third Tory Leadership Vote!
- June 21, 2019

International Development Secretary Stewart received the fewest votes in the third ballot of Conservative MPs and so drops out of the contest , while Johnson extended his commanding lead among his colleagues in Britain's governing party. (more...)
Keep me to Keep America Great, Donald Trump urges his fans Keep me to Keep America Great, Donald Trump urges his fans
- June 21, 2019

Calling in to Fox News host Sean Hannity Wednesday night, the former reality TV star basked in his strong ratings for his 2020 presidential race confirmation on Tuesday. Quinnipiac University polling released last week shows Trump unable to crack 42% support and losing a head-to-head against former Vice President Joe Bided by 13 points, according to Bloomberg News. (more...)
Jamal Khashoggi killing: Saudi crown prince 'should face investigation' Jamal Khashoggi killing: Saudi crown prince 'should face investigation'
- June 20, 2019

Indeed, this human rights inquiry has shown that there is sufficient credible evidence regarding the responsibility of the Crown Prince demanding further investigation . Before his death, Khashoggi wrote columns in The Washington Post criticising the crown prince's crackdown on freedom of thought and expression, though he also commended the prince's social reforms. (more...)
33K pounds of cocaine seized in one of biggest US drug busts 33K pounds of cocaine seized in one of biggest US drug busts
- June 20, 2019

Two crew members were charged with breaking federal maritime drug trafficking laws. It wasn't immediately clear the number of crew members who have been arrested. Court documents filed Tuesday charge Ivan Durasevic and Fonofaavae Tiasage with conspiracy to possess cocaine aboard a ship subject to US jurisdiction. (more...)
$1 Billion in Cocaine Seized at Philly Port, Crew Charged | NBC10 Philadelphia $1 Billion in Cocaine Seized at Philly Port, Crew Charged | NBC10 Philadelphia
- June 20, 2019

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania says that this is the largest drug bust in district history. McSwain, noting the recent trend to mix cocaine with fentanyl, told NBC Philadelphia that "the ship contained enough cocaine to 'kill millions of people'". (more...)
Joe Biden under fire for praising racist and segregationist lawmakers Joe Biden under fire for praising racist and segregationist lawmakers
- June 20, 2019

Board of Education decision to desegregate schools. " I need you very badly ", Biden told the room, explaining that he had " got in trouble " with some of his team for defending the rich, but said he did it because " rich people are just as patriotic as poor people ". (more...)
Pentagon releases new images from Gulf of Oman 'attack' Pentagon releases new images from Gulf of Oman 'attack'
- June 19, 2019

The same day, the Pentagon announced it would send some 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East because of the tanker attack, saying the troops were "for defensive purposes to address air, naval, and ground-based threats in the Middle East". (more...)
Your questions about the Dominican Republic tourist deaths, answered Your questions about the Dominican Republic tourist deaths, answered
- June 19, 2019

The deaths have continued occurring, with three taking place in June after three happened in late May. Shortly afterward, she collapsed and died. A group of around 40 Oklahoma high school graduates say their trip in early June was spoiled when they ate at a Japanese restaurant managed by the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana, where two Americans died after getting ill. (more...)
Trump to kick off 2020 re-election campaign in Florida Trump to kick off 2020 re-election campaign in Florida
- June 19, 2019

There is nearly no one who has tepid feelings about Trump, and therefore very few voters who might be considered on the fence about whether they would like to see another four seasons of this reality show presidency. "The Fake News doesn't report it, but Republican enthusiasm is at an all time high", Trump tweeted on Tuesday. The largest crowds most of the Democrats who are running to unseat President Trump will see are going to be on stage during the primary debates. (more...)
Patrick Shanahan: Trump says his choice for Pentagon chief is out Patrick Shanahan: Trump says his choice for Pentagon chief is out
- June 19, 2019

The White House announced in May that Trump planned to nominate Shanahan as defense secretary to succeed Jim Mattis, who quit in December. "I believe my continuing in the confirmation process would force my three children to relive a traumatic chapter in our family's life and reopen wounds we have worked years to heal", he continued . (more...)
White House: Iran 'nuclear blackmail' must be met with worldwide pressure White House: Iran 'nuclear blackmail' must be met with worldwide pressure
- June 18, 2019

A senior USA official said the administration is most concerned about any violation of the deal that would reduce the breakout time that Iran would need to produce a nuclear weapon. While Washington has pulled out of the deal, the other signatories to the agreement have not. Iran agreed to limit its nuclear program under the 2015 deal to allay concerns about its alleged work on nuclear weapons, and in return it won relief from economic sanctions that had badly hurt its economy. (more...)
New poll shows Trump trailing Biden and four other Democrats New poll shows Trump trailing Biden and four other Democrats
- June 18, 2019

Those close to the President say Biden has occupied his head space more than any other candidate in the Democratic field, because Trump fears Biden poses a more serious threat to the blue-collar appeal that helped him win the 2016 election. (more...)
Pompeo Makes Hard Claim: Strait Of Hormuz Will Remain Open Pompeo Makes Hard Claim: Strait Of Hormuz Will Remain Open
- June 18, 2019

Saudi Arabi and the United Kingdom on Sunday sided with the Washington's assessment that Iran was responsible for last week's incidents, which left one tanker ablaze and both adrift in the Gulf. Iran has repeatedly warned in the past that it could block the strategic Hormuz Strait in a relatively low-tech, high-impact countermeasure to any attack by the US. (more...)
Off-duty LAPD officer fired fatal shot in California Costco shooting Off-duty LAPD officer fired fatal shot in California Costco shooting
- June 17, 2019

Police said the officer, who hasn't been named, fired his gun at French following an altercation that witnesses say took place in the freezer section. One shopper hurt in the chaos, who didn't want her face shown, said she's still trying to process what happened. Will Lungo, 45, of Corona, said he and his wife were near the produce and alcohol sections when he heard gunshots. (more...)
NBC Announces Lineup Of Upcoming Democratic Debates In Miami NBC Announces Lineup Of Upcoming Democratic Debates In Miami
- June 17, 2019

Sanders polled at 51 percent to 42 percent for the president. Where the candidates will stand on stage each night has not yet been determined. But despite apparent efforts to avoid the impression of the event being divided into a main event and "kids" table, ' the final line-up ends up putting most high-polling candidates on the stage on the second night. (more...)
US says Iran took mine off tanker; Iran denies involvement US says Iran took mine off tanker; Iran denies involvement
- June 17, 2019

The US has blamed Iran for an early-morning assault on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, which ended a Japanese mediation effort and raised fears over the safety of vessels through the key oil artery to the west, the Strait of Hormuz . The last reported position for both vessels, as tracked by the website VesselFinder , placed them in proximity to each other and near the Strait of Hormuz, the narrow choke point separating the Gulf of Oman from the Persian Gulf that Iran has repeatedly ... (more...)
Hong Kong leader delays unpopular bill; activists want more Hong Kong leader delays unpopular bill; activists want more
- June 16, 2019

Political opponents called for the bill to be scrapped completely. Tensions were running high, with protest organizers planning another mass rally Sunday, when in addition to calling for the bill to be completely dropped, they plan to also push for accountability of the police for the way protests have been handled. (more...)
White House Spokeswoman Sanders Leaving Job at End of Month White House Spokeswoman Sanders Leaving Job at End of Month
- June 16, 2019

Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, said President Trump might miss Sarah Sanders , but White House reporters will not. "I have three awesome kids and I'm going to spend a little more time with them". Sanders, 36, who has three young children, said she wanted to spend more time with her children. (more...)
China supports Pak’s better ties with India, President Xi tells Imran Khan China supports Pak’s better ties with India, President Xi tells Imran Khan
- June 16, 2019

The exchange of pleasantries between Khan and Modi came over two weeks after Khan and Qureshi wrote separate letters to their Indian counterparts, pushing for restarting the bilateral talks. The leaders stressed that member countries need to jointly safeguard security, stability and sustainable development of the SCO region, show firm resolve in combating worldwide terrorism , separatism, cross-border and organized crimes, and jointly cope with threats of drugs. (more...)
Hundreds of Companies Tell Trump to End the Trade War Hundreds of Companies Tell Trump to End the Trade War
- June 15, 2019

Even more worrying is the possibility that Mr Trump - energised by his "victory" in using trade policy in the immigration dispute with Mexico, would now be less inclined to conclude a trade deal with China and more inclined to carry out his threat of of 25 per cent tariffs on European and Japanese autos. (more...)
Donald Trump brandishes 'secret' US-Mexico agreement to journalists Donald Trump brandishes 'secret' US-Mexico agreement to journalists
- June 15, 2019

This comes as House Democrats work to stop border wall construction. After three days of negotiations, the United States and Mexico reached an agreement that would see an expanded implementation of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), commonly known as the "Remain in Mexico " policy and increased security at the southern border. (more...)
Nadler Says All Options on Table When Asked About Trump Impeachment Nadler Says All Options on Table When Asked About Trump Impeachment
- June 15, 2019

In an apparent effort to dampen the enthusiasm of members who represent heavily-liberal districts in which support for impeachment is uniquely strong, she warned them that their constituents don't really comprehend what they're demanding. Are voters too stupid to grasp this concept? Politico reported last week that Pelosi told her fellow Democrats in a private meeting that she doesn't want to see Trump impeached but she wants "to see him in prison". (more...)
Blues win first Stanley Cup — Arch Madness Blues win first Stanley Cup — Arch Madness
- June 14, 2019

The song was adopted by the team this year in mid-season as a rallying cry that they would play after victories. Under Berube's leadership the Blues became just the seventh team since 1967-68 to earn a postseason berth after being last in the National Hockey League standings at any point after New Year's Day. (more...)
British Home Secretary signs extradition order for Julian Assange British Home Secretary signs extradition order for Julian Assange
- June 14, 2019

He spent seven years inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London before being handed over to British authorities by Ecuador in April. He is accused of working with former USA army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in "unlawfully obtaining and disclosing classified documents related to the national defence", a statement said. (more...)
Hong Kong protests: 'This discontent is really about China' Hong Kong protests: 'This discontent is really about China'
- June 14, 2019

The city's leader, Chief Executive Carrie Lam , is seeking to pass the legislation by the end of the current legislative session in July. In the midst of the protests , the Legislative Council postponed the debate. They overturned police barriers and stood their ground even when confronted with pepper spray and a threat by police to use force if they continued to oppose their orders. (more...)
Boris Johnson launches Tory leadership bid with pledge to end Brexit 'morass' Boris Johnson launches Tory leadership bid with pledge to end Brexit 'morass'
- June 13, 2019

Snell said Labour "will have been responsible for a no-deal Brexit by default because of our inability to make a decision" - before abstaining on a motion to stop no-deal Brexit. "Instead, we have witnessed candidates openly advocating a damaging no-deal Brexit and even proposing dragging the Queen into politics by asking her to shut down Parliament to achieve this". (more...)
Tourists dying at Dominican resorts spark probe by Federal Bureau of Investigation Tourists dying at Dominican resorts spark probe by Federal Bureau of Investigation
- June 13, 2019

Family members of 67-year-old Robert Bell Wallace told Fox News that Wallace became ill nearly immediately after he had a scotch from the room's minibar at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino resort in Punta Cana. something's not right in the Dominican Republic ", she continued. Miranda Schaup-Werner, a Pennsylvania woman, died nearly four weeks earlier, on May 25, after she had a drink from her minibar at another hotel, the Bahia Principe La Romana. (more...)
26 wounded in Houthi missile strike on Saudi airport 26 wounded in Houthi missile strike on Saudi airport
- June 13, 2019

While no people died in the missile attack on the airport, this appears to be the largest number of civilians to be injured in Saudi Arabia by an attack by the rebels since the beginning of the Saudi-led war in Yemen over four years ago. (more...)
Ortiz takes first steps following second surgery Ortiz takes first steps following second surgery
- June 13, 2019

His wife said on Tuesday that doctors expect to see a full recovery and that he is alert and has talked with his family. Shortly after he was shot , Ortiz was taken to Abel Gonzalez Center for Advanced Medicine in Santo Domingo, where he underwent his first surgery. (more...)
Freed US resident blasts Iran over detention Freed US resident blasts Iran over detention
- June 12, 2019

In 2016, The Associated Press reported that Zakka's supporters wrote to then-Secretary of State John Kerry, stating Zakka traveled to Iran "with the knowledge and approval of the U.S. Subsequently, an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp-affiliated news agency said they would hand Mr Zakka over to Hezbollah officials, only for the judiciary to say he would be handed to Maj Gen Ibrahim. (more...)
House Democrats to get more Mueller evidence; Trump calls witness 'sleazebag' House Democrats to get more Mueller evidence; Trump calls witness 'sleazebag'
- June 12, 2019

He added that all members of the committee will be able to view the materials. "I am pleased to announce that the Department of Justice has agreed to begin complying with our committee's subpoena by opening Robert Mueller's most important files to us, providing us with key evidence that the Special Counsel used to assess whether the President and others obstructed justice or were engaged in misconduct", Nadler said in his statement on Monday. (more...)
NAB approves providing two medical attendants to Zardari NAB approves providing two medical attendants to Zardari
- June 12, 2019

Former Pakistani president and now a lawmaker in Parliament and leader of Pakistan People's party, Asif Ali Zardari , center, leaves the High Court building, in Islamabad , Pakistan, Monday, June 10, 2019. He was elected to office after the assassination of his wife, former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. After his arrest on Monday, PPP supporters chanted "Long live Bhutto", in reference to one of South Asia's most famed political dynasties that has ruled Pakistan on several occasions over ... (more...)