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Aeromexico plane with 101 people on board crashes in Mexico, 85 injured

Aeromexico plane with 101 people on board crashes in Mexico, 85 injured Officials said, fortunately, everyone on board survived. On Wednesday, passengers described the terrifying sequence of events. The airline said it has operated the 10-year-old aircraft since 2014. Many are rejoicing for what could have been a story with a very different ending. "Honestly, I thought, 'Why in the world are we even taking off?'" said Dorelia Rivera, also from Chicago, to NBC News... [Full Article...]

Spain to Invest $35M in Initial Costs of Migrant Influx

Spain to Invest $35M in Initial Costs of Migrant Influx Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 123 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa. As a crackdown by Libyan authorities has made it more hard for migrants to reach Italy, many are attempting the trip from Algeria and Morocco into Spain, where over 20 000 have already arrived by sea in 2018. [Full Article...]

France’s Macron survives no-confidence votes amid scandal

France’s Macron survives no-confidence votes amid scandal Citing the emergence of "new facts", French President Emmanuel Macron will sack the bodyguard at the center of a scandal that saw him beat a May Day protester. "This scandal reveals above all the abuses of a hyper-presidential regime", veteran Communist lawmaker Andre Chassaigne told MPs before the no-confidence vote. [Full Article...]

France bans smartphones and tablets in schools

To curb the rising smartphone addiction amongst adolescents, the French government on Monday voted in favour of banning mobile phones during school hours for children aged 15 or below, as reported by CNN . "Thank you to all parliamentarians for this progress for our schools", Mr Blanquer said. "It is a fundamental role of education, and this law allows it", Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanqu... [Full Article...]

Scientists spot collapse of world’s biggest king penguin colony

Scientists spot collapse of world’s biggest king penguin colony The causes of the colony's collapse remain a mystery but may be environmental. Indeed, Weimerskirch and his colleagues in a previous study showed that if climate change will occur at the same rate, it is likely that the Islands of the Crozet archipelago, which includes the Isle of cochon, by mid - century will be unfit for the habitat of king penguins. [Full Article...]

Six people killed as California wildfire spreads

Six people killed as California wildfire spreads The husband of Melody Bledsoe, who died trying to protect her great-grandchildren, wept as he recalled trying to get back to the family's house after he had left to run an errand on Thursday, only to learn that the fire was closing in on them. [Full Article...]

‘Collusion Is Not a Crime’

‘Collusion Is Not a Crime’ Mueller's probe has gone on for a year and a half and so far has filed mostly "process" charges campaign workers unrelated any Trump campaign relationship with Russian Federation. Giuliani also vaguely questioned Mueller's fitness to lead the investigation, which he took over after Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey past year. [Full Article...]

Trump thanks North Korea's Kim for handing over war remains

The Defence POW/MIA Accounting Agency will take the remains to a lab on the base where forensic anthropologists will study bones and teeth to identify their race, gender and age. With little public sign of progress toward Trump's aim of Korean denuclearisation, the White House said the letter followed up on the pair's Jun 12 summit . [Full Article...]

Pope Changes Catholic Teaching to Make Death Penalty 'Inadmissible'

According to the new entry in the catechism: " the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person". Ladaria said the new change aims to "give energy" to the anti-death penalty movement "and, in respectful dialogue with civil authorities, to encourage the creation of conditions that allow for the elimination of the death penalty where it ... [Full Article...]

Thieves Steal Swedish Royal Jewels And Escape On Speedboat

Thieves Steal Swedish Royal Jewels And Escape On Speedboat A spokeswoman for the cathedral said on Wednesday that an alarm went off after the two men accessed the jewels and that security precautions were in accordance with strict guidelines. The robbers broke into a glass case that held the funeral regalia of Karl IX and his wife, and swiped the crowns and orb from the 17th century. No one was arrested. [Full Article...]

Judge blocks publication of plans for 3D printed plastic guns

Judge blocks publication of plans for 3D printed plastic guns State Department that allowed the files to be posted. A federal judge temporarily blocked the release of blueprints for 3D-printed guns on Tuesday, only a day before they were supposed to be made public. Some plastic-gun designers got around the restriction by adding a removable metal block. At a news conference on Tuesday, Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal said that if President Trump... [Full Article...]

Conservative Koch Network Criticizes Donald Trump’s Trade Policies

Conservative Koch Network Criticizes Donald Trump’s Trade Policies Network leaders said this weekend that that overall budget has not changed. He called out the White House and Trump-allied GOP lawmakers, particularly over trade policy and increased federal spending, and added that "the divisiveness of this White House is causing long-term damage". [Full Article...]

Cat, Chicken Found ‘Huddled Together’ as Carr Fire Burns Shasta County Neighborhood

Cat, Chicken Found ‘Huddled Together’ as Carr Fire Burns Shasta County Neighborhood Jerry Brown warned today that "nature is powerful, and we're not on the side of nature", and that devastating blazes are "the new normal". The Mendocino Complex fires, consisting of the Ranch Fire and River Fire in Mendocino and Lake Counties, have scorched over 90,000 acres and are at least 24 percent contained. [Full Article...]

Pakistani helicopter plucks stranded Russian climber…

Pakistani helicopter plucks stranded Russian climber… Mr Guvok was rescued by Pak Army Aviators from 20, 650 feet high Latok Peak in Pakistani Northern Areas this morning through a very challenging Aviation effort. Seven rescue attempts were made but due to snow clouds the climber couldn't be located or rescued. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has also visited the rescued mountaineer at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Rawal... [Full Article...]

North Korea 'working on new missiles'

North Korea 'working on new missiles' Trump also thanked Kim Jong-un for his " nice letter " and said that he looks forward to " seeing him soon ." . Kim Jong Un committed to try to work toward the "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula" during the summit in Singapore, but he agreed to no specific measures or timelines. [Full Article...]

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Attack on Tourists in Tajikistan

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Attack on Tourists in Tajikistan On Tuesday, IRPT expressed condolences to the cyclists' families, and said it hoped the investigation would "not only refute rumors and assumptions", but also restore global trust in Tajikistan . He said the Tajik police are looking into all possible causes of the attack, including terrorism. Two of the suspected attackers died during their arrests and four others were detained, the ministry sa... [Full Article...]

Syrian forces press offensive despite IS threats to…

Syrian forces press offensive despite IS threats to… The collective also listed the names of the 30 civilians abducted last Wednesday, when a wave of Daesh attacks in Sweida and the provincial capital killed more than 200 people. "One young man from the Abu Ammar family in Al-Shabki lost his father and brother in the attacks". Sweida is mostly held by the Syrian government and is home to the secretive Druze minority. [Full Article...]

Watch Philippine Strongman Duterte Crush $5.2 Million in Confiscated Exotics and Motorcycles

Watch Philippine Strongman Duterte Crush $5.2 Million in Confiscated Exotics and Motorcycles In the Philippines, every vehicle is subject to an average rate of 40% customs duty, around 10-12% VAT and ad valorem tax, which relates to the engine size, of 15-100%. Since becoming president in 2016, Duterte has waged a bloody war on drugs and crime - two main tenets of his campaign. The president's war on drugs has seen thousands of people killed since he took office in 2016, with human righ... [Full Article...]

New DeSantis campaign ad catches eyeballs ahead of Trump's Florida rally

New DeSantis campaign ad catches eyeballs ahead of Trump's Florida rally This time , Trump was supporting the gubernatorial bid of Rep. Ron DeSantis , who has benefited mightily from Trump's endorsement and is now considered the favorite in the August 28 Republican primary. "After a while, you forget who's the senator", Trump said, adding that he wants to make sure Scott "wins and wins big". Trump's rally speech in Tampa contained many elements familiar to his ... [Full Article...]

Trump Calls on Jeff Sessions to Stop the Mueller Probe ‘Right Now’

Sessions removed himself from the investigation after it was revealed that he met with a Russian ambassador during the campaign. Mr Trump called any talk of collusion "a Hoax ". The Mueller investigation has been ongoing for more than a year, and has thus far brought no charges over allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. [Full Article...]


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