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Drug-smuggling ex-Israeli minister charged with spying for Iran

Drug-smuggling ex-Israeli minister charged with spying for Iran The police and Shin Bet revealed on Monday, June 18, that he was arrested in May when he arrived in Israel from Equatorial Guinea, which refused him entry because of his criminal record and extradited him to Israel. Most of the details are confidential at the State's request. "Even at this early stage it can be said that the permitted publication attributes extreme gravity to the events, even th... [Full Article...]

Ankara slams US Senate decision to block F-35 sales to Turkey

Ankara slams US Senate decision to block F-35 sales to Turkey Ankara has said its forces would eventually move into the city itself. During his statement to the NTV news channel, Cavusoglu explained that Turkey is key in matters related to Syria as demonstrated in talks in Geneva, Astana and Sochi, and also in the issue of Manbij, in the northern region of the Arab country, where Turkish and American troops began yesterday to patrol jointly. [Full Article...]

Israel arrests ex-minister suspected of spying for Iran

Israel arrests ex-minister suspected of spying for Iran Gonen Segev , who worked as energy and infrastructure minister in the 1990s, "was recruited and acted as an agent on behalf of Iranian intelligence ", police and the Israel Security Agency, better known as the Shin Bet , said in a statement on Monday. [Full Article...]

Trump overstates order on family separation

Trump overstates order on family separation He continued to blame the Democrats for the policy, having previously said it is "their law" that causes separation at the border. Peter Schey, class-appointed counsel in the Flores case, said Wednesday there was nothing in the agreement that prevents Homeland Security officials from detaining children with their parents, "as long as the conditions of detention are humane and the child remains e... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump signs order to end family separations

The majority crossed the border without their parents. Protesters were galvanized to act after distressing photos and stories hit social media depicting children separated from their parents and sleeping in cages , crammed five in a room at repurposed Walmarts, or in so-called "tent cities" at costs reportedly exceeding what it would take to keep families together . [Full Article...]

Incredible aerial footage shows lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano reaching ocean

Incredible aerial footage shows lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano reaching ocean Fissures 16 and 18 are oozing lava , while fissure 6 appeared as an orange glow with mild spattering during Monday morning's overflight, scientists said. The massive flow of lava traveling through established channels all the way to the ocean, some 8 miles away. Gov. David Ige said Trump approved the request for individual assistance on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Dreamworld staff in witness box at inquest

Dreamworld staff in witness box at inquest Barrister Steven Whybrow, representing victims Kate Goodchild and Luke Dorsett, said an emergency stop button was not clearly labelled and a staff member was unaware of its exact function. The inquest heard there were no sensors or guides on the ride for operators to determine when water levels had dropped to a risky point. "The potential for that to happen was always there", Sen Const Cornish t... [Full Article...]

New Zealand's Prime Minister arrives at hospital to give birth

New Zealand's Prime Minister arrives at hospital to give birth Peters has now started his role as acting prime minister for the next six weeks. Her expected due date was June 17. "I'll be Prime Minister AND a mum, and Clarke will be 'first man of fishing" and stay-at-home dad, ' she said. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (right) and her partner Clarke Gayford (left). Ardern will follow in the footsteps of the late Pakistan prime minister Benazir ... [Full Article...]

Dozens missing after ferry sinks at Indonesia's Lake Toba

Dozens missing after ferry sinks at Indonesia's Lake Toba Lake Toba on the island of Sumatra is the largest volcanic lake in the world and a major tourist hotspot. Mr Nugroho said search and rescue efforts had involved two other ferries and one wooden boat had been hampered by weather conditions in the area on Monday night. [Full Article...]

Sessions' own church accuses him of child abuse over immigration policy

Sessions' own church accuses him of child abuse over immigration policy While complaints against laypersons in the church are not uncommon, a formal complaint bringing charges is rare. They accuse him of child abuse, immorality, racial discrimination and "dissemination of doctrines contrary to the established standards of doctrines" of the United Methodist Church. [Full Article...]

Russian Foreign Ministry comments on US exit from US Human Rights Council

Russian Foreign Ministry comments on US exit from US Human Rights Council After several months of threats, the Trump Administration has finally made a decision to pull out of the United Nations' Human Rights Council. "China advocates and commits itself to safeguarding multilateralism, and supports the UN Human Rights Council and other mechanisms to work together for the promotion and protection of human rights worldwide, Geng said". [Full Article...]

Israeli Jets Strike Gaza Targets After Rockets Fired Overnight

Israeli Jets Strike Gaza Targets After Rockets Fired Overnight The IDF spokesperson's office reported that seven rockets were intercepted by Iron Dome and three of those fired landed within the Gaza Strip. Read the full story . Three Hamas bases were struck during the second operation and eight targets struck. Israel's deadly tactics in confronting the weekly Friday protests have drawn global condemnation. [Full Article...]

Tropical showers in the forecast

Tropical showers in the forecast In the Atlantic Basin, there still is a weak disturbance in the western Gulf of Mexico. With a tropical disturbance southwest of the area, rounds of rain - some heavy - are still possible over the next few days. We are beginning to see tropical moisture move into the ArkLaTex, and combined with the afternoon warm-up, we have seen several Sunday afternoon showers and thunderstorms south of I-20. [Full Article...]

Trump defiant as outrage over family separations grows

Trump defiant as outrage over family separations grows President". " Republican candidates have got to find a balance. I think the answer to family separation is: Don't separate families while you're enforcing the law", Cornyn told reporters. The same images were captured under Presidents Obama and George W. Bush. But the attention is much higher on Mr. Trump , as are the numbers of children being separated. [Full Article...]

Democrats no help to Donald Trump, Republicans on family separation issue

He told House Republicans on Tuesday night he would support either of the immigration bills under consideration, but did not give a preference. Why are these bills being called on Thursday? Republican members of Congress , increasingly fearful of voter reaction in mid-term elections in November, met with President Donald Trump for about an hour at the Capitol to try to work out some r... [Full Article...]

Lawyer: FBI agent booted off Mueller team escorted from FBI building

Lawyer: FBI agent booted off Mueller team escorted from FBI building The IG goes on to say, "Several of their text messages also appeared to mix political opinions with discussions about the Midyear and Russian Federation investigations, raising a question as to whether Strzok's and Page's political opinions may have affected investigative decisions". [Full Article...]

Israel strikes Hamas targets in bid to deter burning kites

Israel strikes Hamas targets in bid to deter burning kites Israeli officials have tried to put a criminal spin on the protests, claiming that kites and balloons launched by Palestinians have burned thousands of acres of farmland, forests and nature reserves in the regions around the Gaza Strip. Israeli snipers and special troops have shot and killed almost 130 peaceful Palestinian protesters, sparking worldwide outcry over the disproportionate use of ... [Full Article...]

Politicians visit border amid outrage on family separation

Likewise, we can not return to a "catch and release" practice along the border. Speaking to small business owners on Tuesday, Trump signaled he was not open to a half-measure that protects families without delivering to Trump the rest of his immigration wish list. [Full Article...]

Roger Stone Met Russian National In May 2016

Roger Stone Met Russian National In May 2016 As the Post noted, Stone and Caputo's communications with Greenberg means that 11 Trump associates or campaign officials have now admitted to interacting with a Russian during the campaign or presidential transition. "Sure there was contact, as there was in that meeting", he said. Trump dictated a misleading statement about the objective of the meeting - that it was about Russian adoptions. [Full Article...]

Children Separated From Parents At Us Border Sob, Wail Desperately

President Donald Trump could end the policy today if he wanted. Immigrants arrested near the southwestern border are taken to processing centers where officials refer some to federal court to be prosecuted under the USA criminal entry statute. [Full Article...]


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