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Federal Recreational Pot Bill Passes Senate, with Numerous Amendments

The bill was unveiled Thursday by Colorado Republican Sen. Barbara Lee , D-Calif., introduced the Marijuana Justice Act in the past year, which would federally legalize marijuana; it has gained the support of influential senators such as Bernie Sanders , I-Vt., and Kirsten Gillibrand , D-N.Y. [Full Article...]

Ministers in Spain's female-dominated Cabinet take office

Ministers in Spain's female-dominated Cabinet take office Mr Sánchez acknowledged the political influence of the unprecedented strike on International Women's Day on March 8, when millions of Spanish women abandoned their workplaces and homes for the streets, describing it as a watershed moment for social progress. [Full Article...]

Trump pushes allies away, embraces US adversaries

Trump pushes allies away, embraces US adversaries In the days leading up to the summit, he's fumed about his fellow G7 leaders, and in some cases they've bitten back. And he went on to further warn that the United States, under Mr Trump's presidency, now posed the biggest challenge to West's continued leadership on the global stage. [Full Article...]

Woman gored by bison after crowd gets too close

Woman gored by bison after crowd gets too close Three animal attacks have occurred in one week at Yellowstone National Park. Park officials aren't sure if it was the same elk. Two people have been attacked by elks in recent days as well. Always stay at least 100 yards (91 m) away from bears and wolves, and at least 25 yards (23 m) away from all other animals, including bison and elk. This incident is being investigated by Park staff; there ... [Full Article...]

Afghan Taliban calls for ceasefire during Eid

In a televised address on Thursday, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced an unconditional ceasefire with the Taliban until June 20, coinciding with the end of fasting month of Ramadan. It was not immediately clear when the Taliban ceasefire would begin, as Eid starts when the moon is first sighted on either the 29th or 30th day of Ramadan, and the moon appears at different times across the ... [Full Article...]

'Dangerous violations' found in last month's vote: Iraq PM

'Dangerous violations' found in last month's vote: Iraq PM Security forces are now investigating why weapons were being stored in the mosque. An interior ministry spokesman said in a brief statement the blast was the result of the detonation of an ammunitions cache and that security forces had opened an investigation. [Full Article...]

Trump 'Madness' Would Win Better Brexit Deal

Trump 'Madness' Would Win Better Brexit Deal Johnson revealed he was "increasingly admiring" of the USA president, adding: "Imagine Trump doing Brexit ". A spokesperson for May, who is now out of the country at the G7 summit in Canada, told reporters the Prime Minister still had confidence in her foreign secretary. [Full Article...]

Putin visits China: Trump summit up for discussion

Putin visits China: Trump summit up for discussion Putin previously gave Xi some fancy neckware- the Order of St Andrew the Apostle-in 2017. Presenting the Russian president with the Friendship Award, Xi first paid tribute to Putin as a "good and old friend of the Chinese people". "We both believe that the current trade protectionism has increased, and there are many uncertainties in the recovery of the world economy". Later in the day, Pres... [Full Article...]

Hawaii lava destroys more than 600 homes

Hawaii lava destroys more than 600 homes The latest estimate of property losses from Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, far surpasses the 215 structures consumed by lava during an earlier eruption cycle that began in 1983 and continued almost nonstop over three decades. [Full Article...]

New Jersey senators unveil legislation to legalize recreational marijuana

New Jersey senators unveil legislation to legalize recreational marijuana The law authorizes licensed marijuana businesses to sell marijuana and marijuana products, and also allows online sales (which will be handled similarly to how the country now allows online medical marijuana sales). In April, Gardner said President Trump had promised to support such a proposal, in an apparent break with Sessions. That legislation was passed in the House of Assembly before it c... [Full Article...]

Trump Says He'll Quit Nafta If Countries Can't Reach New Deal

Trump Says He'll Quit Nafta If Countries Can't Reach New Deal Also new is an ongoing USA federal investigation into whether Trump's associates co-operated in Russia's efforts to sway the 2016 presidential election. On Friday, he and Mr. Trump had a one-on-one meeting. "G-7 Sherpa and Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs Everett Eissenstat will represent the United States for the remaining G-7 sessions", she added. [Full Article...]

U.S. Special-Operations Member Killed in Somalia

U.S. Special-Operations Member Killed in Somalia Al-Shabab militants launched a deadly attack on US and Somali forces Friday, hitting them with explosives and heavy gunfire. Three of the four wounded USA service members were evacuated to receive additional medical treatment, the military said. [Full Article...]

Election Day in California, Polls Open Now

Election Day in California, Polls Open Now Off-year primaries such as this month's election tend to see lower participation numbers. "He sent us his son's comments: 'This was my first time voting and it felt pretty good because I knew who I wanted to vote for and I was confident". [Full Article...]

Chinese hackers 'steal secret US Navy plans for supersonic submarine missiles'

Chinese hackers 'steal secret US Navy plans for supersonic submarine missiles' The data was reportedly stolen from a Navy contractor who works for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, Rhode Island, although the Post's sources would not say which contractor was targeted. USA officials have always been anxious that ZTE equipment could be used by the Chinese government for espionage or sabotage. 'They are completely focused on getting advanced weapons technology ... [Full Article...]

Here’s Why Paul Manafort Probably Can’t Flip on Trump

Here’s Why Paul Manafort Probably Can’t Flip on Trump The new indictment came four days after prosecutors said Manafort had tried to contact two witnesses in his money laundering and bank fraud case via Kilimnik to persuade them to make certain representations to investigators. Kilimnik, also a political consultant, specifically helped Manafort and Gates in their effort to elect Party of Regions candidate Viktor Yanukovych to Ukraine's presidency... [Full Article...]

France's Emmanuel Macron Throws Down Trump Twitter Gauntlet: G7 Can Be G6

France's Emmanuel Macron Throws Down Trump Twitter Gauntlet: G7 Can Be G6 Meanwhile, talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement that eliminated most tariffs and duties between the U.S., Canada and Mexico appear to have ground to a halt. They found a way to praise him on North Korea, even if it was tempered by other complaints. "The (prime minister) has always said we should engage with Russian Federation but beware", the source told Reuters . [Full Article...]

Obama Administration Secretly Granted Iran License to Access US Banks

Obama Administration Secretly Granted Iran License to Access US Banks The report found that Iran was "never able to access the market because two USA banks refused to participate, but said the Obama administration's effort was contrary to the plans it conveyed to Congress", reported the Washington Examiner. [Full Article...]

Malcolm Jenkins responds to questions with written sign

Malcolm Jenkins responds to questions with written sign The first lady has previously traveled with her husband to hurricane zones. And that's what I think has been happening up until this point. "We're moving forward. Melania Trump has returned for her first fully public appearance in weeks. The story that has dominated the headlines is the White House cancelling on the Eagles a day before the scheduled visit, accusing them of a "political stunt" ... [Full Article...]

Divers search pond after reported gator attack

Divers search pond after reported gator attack The dog has since been taken in by animal control, WSVN said. "Divers are searching", Davie Police Maj Dale Engle was quoted as saying by the Sun Sentinel newspaper . "I saw the gator yesterday, it responds in a natural way". "It's sad to hear someone got hit by the gator". Florida was the scene of a fatal alligator attack in June 2016. [Full Article...]

Austria to close seven mosques, expel imams in crackdown on ‘political Islam’

Austria to close seven mosques, expel imams in crackdown on ‘political Islam’ The government is also looking into terminating the residency permits of some 40 imams who receive foreign funding, according to Interior Minister Hebert Kickl. The photos depicted boys wearing military uniforms, marching, saluting and carrying Turkish flags in a reenactment of the 1915-16 battle of Gallipoli , which saw the defeat of the allied forces by the Turks during World War I. [Full Article...]


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