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Pedro Sanchéz appointed Spanish PM after Mariano Rajoy is ousted in vote


There were 169 no votes and one lawmaker abstained. Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez on Thursday secured the backing of six smaller parties for the motion, giving him the absolute majority he needs to take over from Rajoy as premier. His party has also faced continued allegations of corruption over the past years, culminating in the recent scandal. Mr Sanchez has already committed to respecting a budget passed by Mr Rajoy. Read More »

Russia critic Bill Browder briefly detained in Spain


Browder was detained by Spanish police Wednesday on a Russian warrant, which authorities later said had expired. Browder turned to activism once Sergei Magnitsky, the lawyer who worked with him to uncover the corruption scandal, was killed in a Russian prison. Read More »

Trump's Net Worth Falls for 2nd Consecutive Year


Bloomberg had estimated Trump's net worth at $2.9 billion in June 2017. President Donald Trump saw his net worth drop by $100 million over the past year. Trump Organization spokeswoman Amanda Miller said the numbers didn't tell the whole story. A big part of the decline was loss of real estate value in NY, including Trump Tower. Read More »

George Soros is anxious about another financial crisis

The "addiction to austerity" by the EU had harmed the euro and was worsening the European crisis, he said. Best for Britain aims to persuade MPs to back a referendum on the final Brexit deal when they vote on it in the Autumn - and to persuade enough Leave voters to change their minds so Brexit can be stopped. Read More »

Spanish PM faces defeat in no-confidence motion

If the parties vote as they say they will, only a last-minute resignation can prevent Rajoy from becoming the first Spanish prime minister to be ousted in a motion of no confidence. In a bid to secure the PNV's support, Sanchez vowed to stick to Rajoy's 2018 budget, which included concessions to the Basque Country and an increase in pensions demanded by the tiny party. Read More »

Gaza facing 'epic' crisis after Israeli carnage: Red Cross


Therefore, he said , Kuwait has circulated a draft Security Council resolution that would condemn Israel's use of force against Palestinian civilians and support deployment of an global force to protect civilians. "The whole Gaza is a sinking ship", he said. Earlier in the month, the UN's Human Rights Council passed a resolution calling for an investigation into IDF actions on the border during the protests, prompting Israel and the slam the body for its anti-Israel bias. Read More »

US Issues New Sanctions Against Iran - Treasury Department


The United States exited the Iran nuclear deal in early May and began re-imposing USA sanctions that had been lifted under the deal. It was the latest round of sanctions imposed by the Trump administration on Iran following the USA withdrawal from the landmark Iran nuclear deal earlier this month. Read More »

Trump says he may pardon Martha Stewart


In 2009, Blagojevich, who is now in prison on corruption charges, was a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice 3 , a season won by Poison front man Bret Michaels. He was guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, as a jury decided. But no one should see Trump's actions as anything other than yet another unsafe assault on the nation's treasured rule of law. Read More »

Judge Wood Tells Avenatti He Would Have to Stop 'Publicity Tour'


Judge Kimba Wood heard arguments from Daniels's attorney, Michael Avenatti , as well as representatives for Cohen and Trump, over whether or not Avenatti would be allowed to participate in the case. The deadline for them to identify documents they believe are confidential was set over the objection of Cohen's lawyer, Todd Harrison . Avenatti's firm was hit with the judgment in U.S. Read More »

Adviser to Iran's top leader pushes uranium enrichment


In return, Iran agreed to restrictions on its nuclear activities, increasing the time it would need to produce an atom bomb if it chose to do so. The EU parties should also promise not to raise the issues of Iran's missile program and regional influence in talks with the Islamic Republic, the motion says. Read More »

In symbolic nod to India, U.S. Pacific Command changes name


The officials said the name change reflects the connectivity between the Pacific and Indian Oceans that is a key factor in providing security in the Pacific region. military activity in the greater Pacific region, has about 375 ,000 civilian and military personnel assigned to its area of responsibility, which includes India. Read More »

Whale hunt killed 122 pregnant minkes


In 2014 a court ruling ordered Japan to "revoke all whaling permits" immediately and not issue any new ones because the "permits granted by Japan for the killing, taking, and treating of whales. The whales were shot with grenade-tipped harpoons, hauled onto a research vessel and dissected on site. "The killing of 122 pregnant whales is a shocking statistic and sad indictment on the cruelty of Japan's whale hunt, " she said yesterday. Read More »

Obama asked ‘what if we were wrong?’ after Trump’s election

But Rhodes also seems to acknowledge that Trump used some of the same lines of attack employed by Obama during the hard-fought 2008 presidential primary against Clinton - minus what Rhodes describes as the "racism and misogyny". Finally, after mumbling and stumbling for over a minute, Rhodes concludes, "I can't put it into words, I don't know what the words are". Rhodes writes that neither he nor Obama knew at that time that there was an FBI investigation into contacts between Trump's ... Read More »

Trump considering pardoning Martha Stewart, Rod Blagojevich

President Donald Trump says he's considering pardoning Martha Stewart . "I think to a certain extent Martha Stewart was harshly and unfairly treated", Trump told reporters, explaining why she could be pardoned. Senate seat. Rod Blagojevich. 18 years in jail for being stupid and saying things that every other politician, you know that many other politicians say. Read More »

France's Macron to host Libya summit pushing for elections


French President Emmanuel Macron shakes hands with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, after the participants of the International Conference on Libya listened to a verbal agreement between the various parties regarding the organization of a democratic election this year at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 29, 2018. Read More »

DGs MO Pakistan, India establish contact, reviewed prevailing situation on LoC


According to the ISPR, the two agreed to exercise restraint and resolve matters through hotline contacts and border flag meetings at the local commanders' level in case of any future incidents. The shelling typically flares up in the pre-dawn hours, when families are having a meal known as "suhoor" ahead of the daytime fast. In turn, Pakistan too accused India of similarly infringing the ceasefire on countless occasions and of killing at least 28 of its civilians. Read More »

Ukraine: Reporter's Fake Murder Involved Pig's Blood, Morgue


Babchenko said that when the SBU told him about the plot, "my first reaction was: "To hell with you, I want to pack a bag and disappear to the North Pole". Borys Herman, the co-owner of a weapons manufacturer, appeared in court denying that there was ever any intent to kill Babchenko and saying that he had acted in Ukraine's interests. Read More »

European Union to impose measures against 'unacceptable' United States metal tariffs


The UK government's spokesperson stated that Britain and other European Union countries are close allies of the USA and thus should be "permanently and fully exempted" from the U.S. He also said the administration is eager to stay at the negotiating table with all three countries. Some of the United States's closest allies are baffled and frustrated by President Trump's decision to impose steep tariffs on US imports of their steel and aluminum , and officials in the European Union, ... Read More »

Syria's Assad threatens force against US-backed Kurds


If not, we're going to resort to. liberating those areas by force. On Wednesday Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said foreign militias - including Iran - should leave southwestern Syria as soon as possible, state media outlet TASS reported . Read More »

Denmark bans the wearing of face veils in public


The majority of Danish MPs (75 against 30, with more than 74 absentees) adopted the law commonly referred to as the "burqa ban" on Thursday after weeks-long negotiations. The justice ministry and the police now will write more detailed guidelines. Opponents say the ban, which will take effect on August 1, infringes women's right to dress as they choose. Read More »

Brexit: Soros to launch campaign for 2nd referendum


While he acknowledged that "it's up to the British people to decide what they want to do", he pointed out that "it would be better...if they came to a decision sooner rather than later". Speaking about Open Britain's campaign to persuade MPs to back a Norway-style Brexit, one shadow frontbencher told BI: "They can't say they want to stop Brexit and then also say what sort of Brexit we should have". Read More »

Trump To Grant "Full Pardon" To Felon Dinesh D'Souza


D'Souza, 53, admitted in May 2014 that he illegally reimbursed two "straw donors" who donated $10,000 each to the unsuccessful 2012 U.S. Senate campaign in NY of Wendy Long , a Republican he had known since attending Dartmouth College in the early 1980s. Read More »

Trump jabs Dems after Obama-era immigration photos go viral


A girl and other members of a caravan of migrants from Central America get ready to spend the night near the San Ysidro checkpoint in Tijuana, Mexico on April 29, 2018. "I wonder what #SundayMorning is like for the parents of 1500 lost children your father is responsible for". However you may feel about undocumented immigration, all decent human beings should be able to agree that child migrants ought to be treated adequately. Read More »

N Korea official Kim Yong-chol 'heads to USA for talks'


President Donald Trump halted new sanctions on North Korea and directed officials to move forward on plans for a summit with the nation's leader Kim Jong Un next month, Fox News reported. Trump and Abe "affirmed the shared imperative of achieving the complete and permanent dismantlement of North Korea's nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and ballistic missile programs", the White House said in a statement . Read More »

Trump accuses Mueller team of 'meddling' in midterm elections without proof


Trump also stated that the only collusion that occurred in 2016 was by Democrats - again, an assertion he makes without providing any evidence to back it up. Giuliani did say that he thought Sessions was still capable of doing his job leading the Justice Department despite Trump's critiques. Trump has pursued an aggressive strategy towards Mueller in recent weeks, as talks over a possible interview between special counsel and president continue. Read More »

Contrary to the US, Syria submitted to the conference on disarmament


The Damascus regime has neither the credibility nor moral authority to preside over the CD. "We are outraged at the Syrian regime's blatant disregard for human life, its serial violations of and contempt for its worldwide obligations and its audaciousness in assuming the presidency of an global body committed to advancing disarmament and nonproliferation", State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told a briefing. Read More »

United Kingdom doctors concerned about Skripals' long-term health after poisoning


Sergei Skripal, a former colonel in Russia's military intelligence who betrayed dozens of agents to Britain, and daughter Yulia were found unconscious on a public bench in the southern English city of Salisbury on March 4. When asked for the long-term prognosis for the Skripals and PC Bailey, Dr Christine Blanshard, Medical Director at the hospital, told BBC Newsnight , "the honest answer is we don't know". Read More »

'You're all going to die'


Florida Democrat Ted Deutch, speaks at the podium on Capitol Hill during anti-gun demonstrations where he is joined by students and parents from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland. "Today is the day, the day it all begins, the day my massacre begins", Cruz says. One of the videos, seemingly pointed at the ground, included Cruz talking about his loneliness, anger and hatred, and announced that the "day of my massacre shall begin". Read More »

Rudy Giuliani says he's counseled Trump against firing Sessions


The White House has accused the Federal Bureau of Investigation of crossing a line by using an informant in the early days of the Russian Federation probe to look into potential contacts between Moscow and the Trump campaign. And at least one government informant met several times with Mr. Page and Mr. Papadopoulos, current and former officials said. Trump reportedly unleashed a bevy of insults against Sessions, calling him an "idiot" and accusing him of being disloyal. Read More »

Paris mayor hails 'heroic' Malian immigrant who scaled building to save child


Gassama told Macron during a visit on Monday that he "did not think twice" before springing into action. "I climbed. ... Thank God I saved him". "God helped me. The whereabouts of the child's mother were unclear. Two days after his daring Spiderman-style rescue - viewed millions of times online - Mamoudou Gassama was received by Macron at the presidential palace. Read More »

Top N Korea official lands in NY for talks with Pompeo


Mr Kim, 72, has played a key role in the North's pivot towards diplomacy and was with Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader, at meetings with President Moon of South Korea. Kim Chang Son, left, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's de facto chief of staff, prepares to get into a auto as he leaves a hotel in Singapore on May 29, 2018. Read More »