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White House Unhappy With Pompeo-North Korea Visit

At high-level talks last week, North Korea and the US confirmed they are still poles apart on the next steps to be taken in the process. On June 23, the U.S. Roughly 5,300 U.S. troops presumed to have been killed in the Korean war are unaccounted for. The White House had earlier said Mr Pompeo would meet with Mr Kim, but he did not turn up and he only met with Kim Yong Chol, the North Korean l... [Full Article...]

Ex-FBI lawyer next to face grilling over anti-Trump texts

Ex-FBI lawyer next to face grilling over anti-Trump texts Chairman, I do not believe I am here under subpoena, " Strzok said . One message that has received particular attention, and is likely to be discussed at the hearing, is an August 8, 2016 text in which Strzok , discussing with Page the prospect of a Trump win, says, "No". [Full Article...]

Facebook's Cambridge Analytica could have been worse | Digital

Facebook's Cambridge Analytica could have been worse | Digital The office is charged with protecting the privacy of United Kingdom citizens and it "concluded that Facebook contravened the law by failing to safeguard people's information" and "found that the company failed to be transparent about how people's data was harvested by others". [Full Article...]

Zsa Zsa, the World's Ugliest Dog, Dies Days After Winning Her Title

Zsa Zsa, the World's Ugliest Dog, Dies Days After Winning Her Title Zsa Zsa's 15 minutes in the limelight are over: the copiously drooling English bulldog named the World's Ugliest Dog just weeks ago has died. "He woke up this morning and found her passed away". She was going to be an advocate to help end puppy mills. On June 23, the Sonoma-Marin Fair hosted its annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest where only one not-so-cute pooch could claim the title. [Full Article...]

Parents of trapped Thai boys in dark about their children

Parents of trapped Thai boys in dark about their children The Thai operation to rescue the remaining boys and their football coach stuck in a flooded cave in northern Thailand has halted for another day. Officials suspended the rescue operation on Monday, after pulling an eighth boy from the cave, leaving four boys and their coach still inside. [Full Article...]

Trump insists he has ‘very good’ relations with Merkel

Trump insists he has ‘very good’ relations with Merkel Though she said that Germany did have "a lot of issues with Russian Federation", she noted that it was important to "keep the communication line between countries or alliances and opponents" open. Still, it's significantly more than the next closest country. "Germany is a rich country, they talk about increasing it a tiny bit by 2030. Frankly, Putin may be the easiest of them all", said Trump. [Full Article...]

Manafort No Longer Wants To Move Jails While He Awaits Trial

Manafort No Longer Wants To Move Jails While He Awaits Trial Mueller and his prosecutors strongly opposed Manafort's motion to delay his trial. "Contrary to Manafort's assertions about his jail conditions, Manafort is in a private unit in which he can review materials and prepare for trial", Mueller's prosecutors wrote in a court filing. [Full Article...]

Vanderbilt law professor believes Roe v. Wade won't be overturned

Vanderbilt law professor believes Roe v. Wade won't be overturned Kathleen Gallagher, the director of pro-life activities for the New York State Catholic Conference, a key opponent, said that the governor's proposal would make late-term abortion available "for nearly any reason", would let health providers other than doctors perform abortions and would eliminate the crime of an "unwanted abortional act". [Full Article...]

Labour leader Corbyn blasts PM May over Brexit struggles

Labour leader Corbyn blasts PM May over Brexit struggles Speaking at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, Prime Minister May insisted that her Chequers deal delivered on the "red lines" that she set out in her Lancaster House speech a year ago. He stood down from the council in 2006 and in May 2008 he was elected to the London Assembly for the seat of West Central, at which point mayor of London Boris Johnson made him deputy mayo... [Full Article...]

Trump and the Russia Pipeline

Trump and the Russia Pipeline As the European Commission announced a settlement with Gazprom on Monday (13 March), officials told EURACTIV.com it was "highly likely" that the executive will approve the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline project. Yet Mr. Trump's warnings about the pipeline's strategic dimension would be more persuasive if he weren't also as busy as Mr. Schröder playing down the strategic threat posed by... [Full Article...]

Pound Crocodile That Evaded Rangers In Australia Finally Captured

Pound Crocodile That Evaded Rangers In Australia Finally Captured In this Monday, July 9, 2018, photo provided by the Northern Territory Department of Tourism and Culture, a large crocodile is bound on a trailer after it was captured near Katherine, Australia. At 4.71 meters (15.45 feet), the croc is the longest-ever trapped in the region. Saltwater crocodiles, affectionately referred to as salties, can be spotted throughout the Northern Territory. [Full Article...]

Improvment in condition of Charlie Rowley, boyfriend of novichok victim Dawn Sturgess

Improvment in condition of Charlie Rowley, boyfriend of novichok victim Dawn Sturgess The two collapsed at different times on June 30 at Rowley's home in Amesbury , a town close to the city of Salisbury in southwest England where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with the same toxin four months ago. [Full Article...]

Following data scandal fine in UK, Facebook may face penalty in Australia

The proposed fine is the largest issued by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) and the maximum allowed under the 1998 Data Protection Act, which applied at the time of the breaches. ICO has also issued ten recommendations, as part of a report dubbed Democracy Disrupted (PDF warning), which include a call for the United Kingdom government to introduce a statutory code of practice for ... [Full Article...]

Trade and tea with queen for Trump in a Britain in 'turmoil'

Trade and tea with queen for Trump in a Britain in 'turmoil' The small gathering at a location to be confirmed in London - and at which Mr Trump is not expected to attend - is likely to be easily outnumbered by protesters involved in a series of demonstrations organised for the coming days, including the flying of a 20ft-high Trump inflatable near Parliament. [Full Article...]

Israel shoots down Syria drone; Netanyahu meets Putin

Israel shoots down Syria drone; Netanyahu meets Putin Shortly after the interception, police officers issued a warning that all boat operators should immediately leave the Sea of Galilee, known in Israel as the Kinneret, due to ongoing "operational activity". The United Nations last month renewed the mandate of its Golan observer force UNDOF and on Wednesday called on all parties to abide by the 44-year-old armistice arrangements. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump pushes North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies to double their defence spending

Donald Trump pushes North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies to double their defence spending Trump also is expected to meet with French president Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. "It's about $2.8 billion and the USA pays 22 percent of that, not 90 percent". "It is good that we are independent". He said the deal meant that Germany was now "totally controlled" by Moscow. They account for a major portion of the USA agricultural ex... [Full Article...]

Croatian president flies economy class to Russian Federation to cheer World Cup team

Croatian president flies economy class to Russian Federation to cheer World Cup team I'm calling 2-1 now". "I couldn't imagine that I would finish my football career on such a high note!" "I spent 1,500 quid to watch two teams I don't like!" Spartak Moscow winger Alexander Samedov also confirmed he is retiring from global football after Russia's defeat. [Full Article...]

Officer investigated for failing to help woman being harassed about citizenship

Officer investigated for failing to help woman being harassed about citizenship Irizarry was also attacked by other people on Facebook after posting the video, according to screenshots she posted. "If you're an American citizen, you should not be wearing that shirt in America", he says at another point. After the video went viral this week, Cook County Forest Preserves announced on Twitter that authorities had assigned the officer to desk duty and explained that the hara... [Full Article...]

Trade war Round 2? United States threatens new tariffs on China

Trade war Round 2? United States threatens new tariffs on China The Chinese commerce ministry has slammed the USA plan to impose tariffs on additional imports worth some $200 billion as totally unacceptable, promising a mirror response to defend its national interests. The new list published on Tuesday targets many more consumer goods than those covered under the tariffs imposed last week, raising the direct threat to consumers and retail firms. [Full Article...]

WhatsApp is running ads in India to combat fake news

WhatsApp is running ads in India to combat fake news It has also been pointed out that such platform can not evade accountability and responsibility specially when good technological inventions are abused by some miscreants who resort to provocative messages which lead to spread of violence. If WhatsApp detects anything suspicious, the message will be marked with a red label in order to indicate danger. The company told Poynter the latter feature wo... [Full Article...]


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