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U.S. Vetoes U.N. Resolution on Gaza

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Diplomats said negotiations were continuing on whether to put that measure to a vote. It called for the "consideration of measures to guarantee the safety and protection" of Palestinian civilians in Gaza and the Israeli-occupied West Bank, and for a halt to "the use of any excessive, disproportionate and indiscriminate force" by the Israeli military. Read More »

Did the Trump Administration Lose Immigrant Children?

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Human rights groups planned protests in dozens of cities across the United States Friday against the Trump administration's policy to separate asylum-seeking Central American immigrant children from their parents. The law on that issue was a bipartisan initiative, approved by unanimous consent and signed by Republican President George W. Bush, as CNN's Jake Tapper and FactCheck.org have reported . Read More »

Visa payment disruption hits Europe

Retailers including Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury's confirmed they were affected, with Sainsbury's commenting at the time: "We are aware that Visa are now experiencing problems". "We will keep you updated". The problem mainly appears to be when using chip and pin, however ATM transactions are not affected. Visa, which acquired Visa Europe in 2016, is a vital backbone for payments in the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe. Read More »

Rick Scott returns to Puerto Rico for sixth visit since Maria

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CNN followed with just under 10 minutes of coverage, and Fox covered the report for just 48 seconds. The agency said this time around, it's stocking up with seven times the amount of food and water it had last time and is increasing the number of critical infrastructure generators from 800 to 1,100. Read More »

Knife attack at Flensburg train station in northern Germany

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Then the attacker is said to have injured the female police officer and her colleague then shot the man. A fight broke out on the intercity train travelling north to Flensburg via Cologne and Hamburg. Police said terrorism didn't appear to be a motive in the attack. The officer eventually fired her weapon to take down the assailant. The area around the train station was evacuated and closed off following the incident. Read More »

Cosmetics firm Lush criticized over 'police spies' campaign

Che Donald, vice-chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, called on customers to boycott Lush, claiming that the "poorly thought out campaign" is "damaging to the large majority of police who have nothing to do with this undercover inquiry". Read More »

Tragedy as two teenagers drown in Ennis quarry

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They were airlifted to University Hospital Limerick but were pronounced dead shortly after arrival. Ennis Community College , where Jack was a second-year student, said in a statement they were deeply saddened by his death. Dave Sheehan wrote: 'Jack & Shay, two fantastic rugby players, totally committed, you will truly be missed, condolences from Young Munster RFC U15. Read More »

North Korea nuclear talks get underway

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He added: "It's a get-to-know-you situation", and in the process, "we've gotten to know their people very well". He told reporters on the White House lawn: 'We will be meeting on june 12 in Singapore. The Russian diplomat cautioned that the ultimate goal of Korean denuclearization can not be reached as long as sanctions against Pyongyang are in place. Read More »

Florida jury awards $4 in police killing

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As the door was closing, Newman fired his handgun four times . This image shows bullet holes on the garage door where Gregory Hill Jr. was shot. Newman discharged his weapon a total of four times , hitting Hill three times , including once in the head, according to court and police records. Read More »

How Trump's election shook Obama: 'What if we were wrong?'

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The Times piece spoke at length of President Obama's mental state in the weeks following Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. Rhodes served as Obama's deputy national security adviser. In his memoir, Rhodes writes he should have predicted that outcome. 'I couldn't shake the feeling that I should have seen it coming, ' he wrote. Read More »

Italian populists reach last-ditch deal to take power

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It is branded "the government of change". "The 5-Star Movement is set to govern the country". "My commitment will regard the security of 60 million Italians", Salvini said. Professor Tria is now a member of the Italian Economic Society; Member of the American Economic Association; President of the Italian National School of Public Adminiistration; Full professor of Political Economy, Faculty of Economics, University of Rome "Tor Vergata". Read More »

Visa says it is suffering service disruption in Europe

The Visa card payment system is now down across Europe. The Visa payment system has crashed across Britain. HSBC bank's UK Twitter account replied to a customer query saying: "From what we understand there are still intermittent issues but services are slowly recovering ". Read More »

Trump Confirms North Korea Ex-Spy in U.S. to Talk About Summit

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His trip to the USA was confirmed by Trump, who wrote in a tweet on Tuesday morning that Kim was traveling to NY. Kim may see a meeting with Trump as necessary to easing pressure from crushing sanctions and to winning security assurances in a region surrounded by enemies. Read More »

Mike Pompeo cites 'real progress' after high-level talks with North Korea

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The US president now says he still hopes to meet Kim in Singapore on June 12 and pressure him to give up his nuclear weapons, although he conceded on Thursday that might require more rounds of direct negotiations. The State Department says Pompeo will be in NY through Thursday. More recently, the general has been at the center of North Korea's diplomatic engagements. Read More »

Deadbeat son called cops on dad before finally moving out

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The 30-year-old upstate NY man who was evicted from his parents' home has finally left, hours before a court-ordered deadline. Rotondo had never contributed to any household expenses or assisted in any household chores after moving back in eight years ago, according to papers filed with the NY court. Read More »

Trump wants a total ban on German luxury auto imports ars_ab.settitle(1316879)

An exclusive report from German magazine WirtschaftsWoche cites several unnamed US and European diplomats. Germany is the biggest European Union exporter of vehicles to the USA, and automakers based there - among them BMW , Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen's Bentley, Porsche and Audi brands - account for 90 percent of premium new auto sales in America. Read More »

Rep. Gowdy on Trump "Spygate" claims: Informants used "all day, every day"

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At least 18 lawmakers support a resolution calling on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint a special counsel to investigate what they describe as "misconduct" by the department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Sessions first recused himself in March 2017, saying he "should not be involved in investigating a campaign I had a role in". Responding to the Times report on Tuesday, legal expert and former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti argued in a series of tweets ... Read More »

Study Hikes Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria Death Toll To 4645

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One of them was by Alexis Raul Santos, a demographer at Pennsylvania State University, and independent researcher Jeffrey Howard. That could result in an overcounting of deaths, he said . Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.)-who has also sharply criticized the administration's response and spent months advocating for greater government investment in recovery efforts-said the Harvard study "confirms my worst nightmares", calling it "confirmation of an American tragedy". Read More »

Canada/US on verge of trade war?

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross dropped a bombshell when he said Washington would proceed with 25 per cent tariffs on Canadian steel and 10 per cent tariffs on Canadian aluminum, using a national-security clause in U.S. In response to the announcement , European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker lamented that today is a bad day for world trade, adding that it is " totally unacceptable that they impose unilateral tariffs on trade - countermeasures will follow". Read More »

Pedro Sanchez set to become Spain's prime minister

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Rajoy, one of Europe's longest-serving heads of government, lost the vote following corruption convictions last week involving former members of his conservative Popular Party. The Madrid stock exchange was up almost 1.6 percent after Sanchez won the vote, earning a standing ovation from his party's lawmakers. Sanchez, often criticized as lacking a feel for the moment, pounced and left lawmakers with the choice of keeping a party thoroughly tarnished by corruption in charge or making a ... Read More »

Warning as lions, tigers and jaguar loose at German zoo

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According to Sky News , it's unclear what circumstances lead to the bear's death. It is reported that a river overflowed and wore down fences, allowing the unsafe animals a way out. Numerous police, zookeepers, and firefighters are combing the zoo looking for the animals before they wandered into the town. Wildlife lovers said the case showed wild animals should not be kept in cages. Read More »

Bishop urges Russian Federation to admit guilt on MH17

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At that time, the region was under the control of Russian occupation forces. The team to investigate the incident announced on Thursday that "the plane had been destroyed by a Russian-made Buk missile, adding that it had been supplied by the country's 53rd Anti-Aircraft Brigade in Kursk". Read More »

Scottish First Minister to Meet EU Brexit Negotiator in Brussels

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Following a meeting at 10 Downing Street on Wednesday, the business bosses issued the prime minister with a warning that "uncertainty causes less investment". Experts say the chance that Brexit won't happen is very slim, but the lack of progress and ever tighter deadlines are worrying investors and business executives. Read More »

Mexico beat to death a local journalist

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Gonzalez was the local correspondent of national daily newspaper Excelsior . According to information released by the Tamaulipas government, Gonzalez was beaten to death. Journalist Juan Carlos Huerta was gunned down at his home in Tabasco on May 15, just one year after reporter Javier Valdez was riddled with bullets in the streets of Sinaloa. Read More »

Spanish PM Rajoy forced out of office

Spain's lower house is now debating a motion filed by the main opposition Socialist Party (PSOE), which is looking to unseat Rajoy and replace him with their leader Pedro Sanchez. Less than two years ago, the man poised to become Spain's new prime minister was staring at the premature end of an unremarkable political career. Market-friendly Ciudadanos, leading in the national opinion polls, was the only major party that said it would support Rajoy. Read More »

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 U.S.to slam the body for its anti-Israel bias. Read More »

US Issues New Sanctions Against Iran - Treasury Department

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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

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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 »