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Trump warns North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies to spend more on defense or else

In his letter to Merkel, Trump reportedly wrote: "There is growing frustration in the United States that some allies have not stepped up as promised". However, Germany, which has had tense ties with the U.S.in recent months, has already indicated it will be unable to meet that goal. "[Twenty-three] of the 28 member nations are still not paying what they should be paying and what they're supposed t... [Full Article...]

Antifa Members, Right-Wing Activists Clash On the Street of Portland During Protests

Antifa Members, Right-Wing Activists Clash On the Street of Portland During Protests Officers were searching for weapons and handcuffed at least two people. Portland police have declared a Patriot Prayer march on Saturday a riot . "However, once projectiles, such as fireworks, eggs, rocks, bottles and construction equipment were thrown and people were injured, we ordered people to disperse". [Full Article...]

Trump asked aides about invading Venezuela

The suggestion stunned those present at the Oval Office meeting, including secretary of state Rex Tillerson and national security adviser HR McMaster, both of whom have since left the administration. However, the U.S. president eventually failed to garner support for his plans both from the regional leaders and his own administration officials. The White House declined to comment on these repo... [Full Article...]

Lawyer Michael Avenatti picks up client who pranked Trump

Lawyer Michael Avenatti picks up client who pranked Trump Melendez-as-Menendez and Trump, calling from Air Force One, discussed the president's widely reviled policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the USA border and about his opportunity to select a new Supreme Court to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy . [Full Article...]

Affirmative action moves could signal Supreme Court changes

Affirmative action moves could signal Supreme Court changes Kennedy has been a key vote in several highly contested issues including abortion, affirmative action, gay rights, guns, campaign finance and voting rights. Speaking Monday at an Anchorage news conference, Murkowski noted Kennedy's pivotal role on the court. Senators Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska have voiced support for the legality of abortion, with Collins saying that sh... [Full Article...]

Iran calls for calm after water protests, clashes

Iran calls for calm after water protests, clashes State TV reported that "peace had returned" to Khorramshahr and an unspecified number of protesters had been arrested. Iran called for calm on Sunday after protests in a southern city over water shortages turned violent overnight with reports of police shooting at demonstrators who attacked banks and public buildings. [Full Article...]

‘We care’: Family separation protests flood United States cities

‘We care’: Family separation protests flood United States cities Lawyers say they are concerned that detained parents desperate to locate their children may sign the form and give up their right to try to remain in the United States in order to get their children back. "As a nation and a people we can do better", Lewis said. Lam is a mother and retired fashion designer who emigrated from Hong Kong in the 1980s. "I don't like to live with this fear", she s... [Full Article...]

Trump tweets Iranian hardliner's unsubstantiated claim about Obama

Trump tweets Iranian hardliner's unsubstantiated claim about Obama When Obama was negotiating the Iran deal he made a decision to get on the good side of certain people. "If today these Iranians get deported from America, it will become clear who is complicit and is selling the national interest like candy to America". [Full Article...]

How 11-year-old Nigerian Stunned Macron In Lagos

How 11-year-old Nigerian Stunned Macron In Lagos But Macron was quick to highlight that "the heart of this visit is to broaden the partnership between France and Nigeria on cultural, economic and sports subjects", which according to him give "perspectives and opportunities to youth" so that they do not join the jihadist movements. [Full Article...]

Pompeo to travel to N. Korea Thursday: White House

Pompeo to travel to N. Korea Thursday: White House Still, days after USA intelligence officials said North Korea has actually increased its production at secret nuclear facilities, Trump tried to take credit on Tuesday for single-handedly preventing war with the country. "There's no evidence that they are decreasing stockpiles, or that they have stopped their production", one unnamed US official briefed on the latest intelligence told NBC News... [Full Article...]

Protests in Poland against government judicial overhaul

Protests in Poland against government judicial overhaul The head of the Polish supreme court, Małgorzata Gersdorf, has turned up for work in defiance of a retirement law that would force her to step down immediately, which has been pushed through by the rightwing government but criticised by the European Union for undermining judicial independence. [Full Article...]

Trump roasted after typo in tweet about his awesome spelling skills

Trump misspelled "pore" as "pour" in his tweet, a small four-letter word that he probably thought many might not notice as he immediately deleted the tweet. A biographer of the president, Tim O'Brien, quickly backed up her theory, tweeting: "President Trump didn't write any of his books". Rowling replied to one person who said they would throw away their " Harry Potter " books on Twitter, clai... [Full Article...]

Controversial mayor shot by sniper while singing national anthem

Controversial mayor shot by sniper while singing national anthem City police chief Renato Mercado said the shot was sacked from about 150 meters away. Tanauan information officer Gerardo Laresma said Halili had received death threats "left and right" from unknown people prior to the attack. Halili also backed President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs in a 2016 interview - though he said that the targets should be on the drug lords themselves. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom police: Two exposed to 'unknown substance' near Salisbury

United Kingdom police: Two exposed to 'unknown substance' near Salisbury Wiltshire police warned that residents of Amesbury and Salisbury, which are eight miles apart, can expect an increased police presence. According to Public Health England, there doesn't appear to be "a significant health risk". Now we don't know what to think. British intelligence revealed in May the Skripals were poisoned with Novichok, a deadly group of nerve agents developed by the Sov... [Full Article...]

Son on life support no excuse to skip work, manager tells employee

Son on life support no excuse to skip work, manager tells employee Instead of being met with words of sympathy, Fisher's boss was less than impressed that she needed leave until further notice. As if that wasn't bad enough, Fisher's boss then proceeded to say that if her child was on life support she would be at work. [Full Article...]

EU starts legal action against Poland over court reforms

EU starts legal action against Poland over court reforms Of the 76 judges now serving Warsaw's highest court, 27 are over 65. Twenty-seven of the top court's 73 judges are affected by the reform pushed through by the right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) government that brings down the retirement age from 70 to 65. [Full Article...]

Justice Department reverses Obama guidelines on race in school admissions

Justice Department reverses Obama guidelines on race in school admissions The Trump administration's plan would scrap the existing policies and encourage schools not to consider race at all. The reversal doesn't change current USA law on affirmative action and doesn't affect how schools choose to operate within the confines of current Supreme Court precedent, but changes guidelines to more closely resemble a Bush-era document encouraging "race-neutral" methods... [Full Article...]

Putin Was Helping Trump — Senate Intelligence Panel

Putin Was Helping Trump — Senate Intelligence Panel Separate from congressional inquiries, U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether any Republican Trump's election campaign members coordinated with Moscow officials. The intelligence community determined that the Kremlin meant to "denigrate" and "harm" Clinton, and "undermine public faith in the US democratic process" while helping Trump. [Full Article...]

Hosepipe ban 2018: What is it and what are the rules?

Hosepipe ban 2018: What is it and what are the rules? The ban, which took effect today, will be in place until July 31. "Although NI Water has asked councils to help preserve water and we have advised staff of this, we have to balance that with maintaining our public buildings and essential services, this includes the areas around the City Hall". [Full Article...]

Church protests immigration policy, 'detains' religious figures

Church protests immigration policy, 'detains' religious figures The ABC affiliate notes that the campaign is meant to bring awareness to and rebuke Trump's "zero tolerance" policy at the U.S. -Mexico border. The display is part of its "Every Family is Holy" campaign. "Our religious images are supposed to remind us where". "We have been active as a church caring for those in need - including people who are coming to our country, seeking a better, safer li... [Full Article...]


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