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Trump praises EPA chief Pruitt under fire for ethics, spending


But you have done - I tell you, the EPA is doing so well. House Democrats have been calling for Pruitt to be fired for months. Scott Pruitt is still employed by the Trump administration. Pruitt is the subject of more than a dozen federal investigations into his lavish spending on travel and security, his dealings with subordinates and other matters. Read More »

Trooper stops retired cop who delivered him 27 years ago


Interest piqued, Bailly asked the trooper where he grew up. When Mr Patterson told him he had grown up on Poe Place, Mr Bailly said he remembered the street because he helped deliver a baby there 27 years ago. "Needless to say, Trooper Patterson, Matthew Bailly, and both of their families were ecstatic about the reunion", New Jersey State Police write. In Oct. Read More »

U.S. military to honor temporary Taliban ceasefire during Ramadan

Gen John Nicholson, the top United States commander in Afghanistan , said last month that some elements of the Taliban are showing interest in peace talks. The insurgents did not officially respond, but announced the launch of their annual spring offensive in an apparent rejection of the plan, one of the most comprehensive ever offered by the Afghan government. Read More »

Trump’s Trade Disputes With G-7 Are a ‘Family Quarrel,’ Kudlow Says


Trump reportedly joked on a call with Trudeau that the tariffs , which the USA imposed under a national security justification, were necessary because Canada burned down the White House during the War of 1812 . The other G7 members - Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom - are likely to bash Trump's recent tariffs and trade restrictions. Read More »

Arizona cops surround, pummel man in gut-wrenching footage


An attorney for an Arizona man whose beating by police was caught on camera says the Mesa Police Department officers should be suspended and disciplined. But the police chief acknowledged that the use of force was unneeded. Batista has said he is issuing a directive that prohibits officers from hitting people in the face, head and neck unless there is active aggression against them. Read More »

Leckie scores twice as Australia beats Czech Republic 4-0


Maclaren netted eight goals in 11 starts for the Edinburgh-based club and van Marwijk said that, with the benefit of hindsight, he got his first decision on the striker wrong. Whether or not they will be able to cause an upset in the FIFA World Cup 2018 remains to be seen, but there isn't a lack of graft or determination in the Bert van Marwijk-coached side. Read More »

Russian Federation 'not trying to split EU', says Putin


He stressed that Russian troopers were in Syria at the request of the Damascus government, and in full compliance with global law. "I ... recommended at the time that our business keep its capital in Russian Federation, in the motherland", said Putin. Read More »

US Eighth Grade Graduates Given Bulletproof Backpack Shields


Graduating eighth graders from a school in Pennsylvania were given bulletproof shields for their backpacks Monday in preparation for high school. However, Fox 29 says that many students seemed baffled by the fact that this was the gift they were getting to welcome them to high school. Read More »

Stormy Daniels Files Lawsuit Against Her Former Attorney

The suit also alleges, NBC News reported, that Davidson told Cohen that Daniels was about to hire a new lawyer, Michael Avenatti, and publicly claim that she did indeed have an affair with Trump. Cohen then repeatedly messaged Davidson and said it would be necessary to conduct the interview that day to put an end to the news cycle surrounding the story. Read More »

Lawmakers to query Federal Bureau of Investigation officers in overview of Clinton probe


WASHINGTON-U.S. President Donald Trump complained Tuesday that a Justice Department report being prepared on its handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation is "taking so long" and said he hopes it is not being weakened. Rudy Giuliani, one of the president's lawyers, told The Associated Press in recent days that he believed the report would be damaging to Comey's reputation. Read More »

Putin applauds Trump's decision to meet N Korea's Kim Jong

Mr. Klingner said the president had "watered down" the US demands for CVID. Donald Trump plays a round of golf after the opening of The Trump International Golf Links Course on July 10, 2012 in Balmedie, Scotland. Trump should offer in exchange for North Korea's concrete steps toward dismantling nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons facilities. "My shop is named "In & Out, ' and I made (the latte) praying for peace in the hope that we would be able to go 'in and out" of South Korea and ... Read More »

Paul Ryan Boldly Rejects Trump’s War on the FBI, Which He Enabled


Trump insisted in a series of angry tweets last month that the agency planted a spy "to help Crooked Hillary win", referring to his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. Trump has alleged this was a "crooked" move by the Federal Bureau of Investigation - an assertion that Democrats and at least one high-profile Republican have dismissed. Read More »

Man's near-death experience after decapitated rattlesnake bites him


The man decapitated it with a shovel and later bent down to get the snake when the severed head bit him - twice. "Since there is no body, it released all its venom into him at that point, so he had a lot of venom", Sutcliffe said. But when he went to pick up the head to dispose of it, he was bitten, local TV station KIII reported. KIII-TV reports the victim had to get 26 doses of antivenom. Read More »

More Americans screened over mystery health issues overseas


The individual's symptoms were consistent with those associated with a so-called sonic attack on USA envoys in Cuba previous year. Earlier this month, the State Department issued a health warning to its staff saying an employee in China had reported " subtle and vague , but abnormal, sensations of sound and pressure". Read More »

Tunisia's PM fires interior minister over shipwreck


Eight Tunisians have been accused of being behind organizing trips for illegal migrant towards Italy's southern coasts. Tunisia's navy scoured choppy waters Monday for survivors and victims of the Mediterranean's worst shipwreck in months, with the United Nations migration agency warning more than 100 people may have been killed. Read More »

Man in custody after armored personnel vehicle driven into downtown Richmond


The vehicle can reach speeds of 45 miles per hour, according to the Times-Dispatch, and because police could not stop the vehicle, they elected to escort it throughout the chase. As the vehicle approached the intersection of Broad Street and Belvidere Street, traffic had been backed up and police screamed into the intersection and started frantically clearing the road. Read More »

Will sue Reham if her book gets published in UK: Jemima


She said that Imran violated Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution by concealing the truth when asked for an answer. Meanwhile, a businessman and friend of the PTI chief, Syed Zulfiqar Bukhari, former fast bowler Wasim Akram , PTI Foreign Media head Anila Khawaja and Reham's ex-husband have also sent legal notices to her for maligning them in her unpublished manuscript. Read More »

Supreme Court rejects NI abortion law case


As a result, the judges did not make a formal declaration of incompatibility, which would normally lead to a change in the law. Unlike other parts of the United Kingdom, the 1967 Abortion Act does not extend to Northern Ireland. In 2017 the Court of Appeal ruled that even if that was the case, the law falls under powers devolved to Stormont and can not be changed in Westminster. Read More »

State Department sends personnel for screenings in USA after China acoustic incident

The two Americans evacuated worked at the American Consulate in the southern city of Guangzhou, the New York Times reported Wednesday, adding that their colleagues and relatives are also being tested by a State Department medical team. The man, a Foreign Service officer at the Guangzhou consulate, said he began experiencing headaches and sleeplessness several months later, as did his wife and 3-year-old child. Read More »

'Savage' Henri van Breda gets three life sentences for family axe murders


Van Breda was convicted of three counts of murder , one of attempted murder and one of obstructing justice on May 21 with the judge describing the verdict as "inescapable". Van Breda had a "bright future ahead of him and a supportive family who would have assisted him with his future endeavours". "These attacks display a high level of innate cruelty and an nearly unprecedented degree of disregard for the welfare of one's own family‚ one's parents and siblings‚" he said. Read More »

Making history: First Saudi women get driving licences


While Saudi law has never explicitly banned women from driving, women were not issued driving licences. A number of women who campaigned for the right to drive remain under arrest , however. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 32, is seen as the force behind the lifting of the ban. The right to drive has always been a demand of women activists in the country as Saudi Arabia is the only nation in the world that prohibits women from operating an automobile. Read More »

First lady Melania Trump makes first public appearance in weeks


She was wearing a belted trench coat and her customary high heels. Last week, Ms Trump's Twitter account also addressed the rumours around her long absence. She spent five days in the hospital before returning to the White House on May 19 to continue her recuperation. And the timing of Mrs. Trump's departure from the public eye was abrupt and baffling: It came as she was ramping up her public appearances and in the midst of launching her official platform, Be Best, which will focus on ... Read More »

Singapore to restrict airspace during US-North Korea summit


Trump and Kim will meet for the first time at the Capella Hotel on Singapore's Sentosa Island on June 12, Sanders announced Tuesday via Twitter. "No matter what you might think about his presence, one thing's for sure: the ratings will be huge", a source told the USA tabloid. Read More »

Italy Politics: Italy PM calls European Union immigration policy a failure


Meanwhile in Germany, a mid-May poll by the ZDF broadcaster said that, at 36 percent against 14 percent, more Germans saw Russian Federation as a reliable partner than the United States. In the debate after the speech, ex-premier Mario Monti said Italy risked being put under supervision of the European Central Bank, European Commission and International Monetary Fund unless the government carefully manages the public accounts. Read More »

Donald Trump hosting first Iftar dinner in observance of Ramadan


Among those in attendance were the ambassadors from Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Tunisia, Kuwait, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Indonesia. Last year, Trump broke with decades of precedent by forgoing the annual Iftar dinner - a bipartisan tradition that formally began with Bill Clinton in the 1990s but has conceptual roots tracing as far back as under Thomas Jefferson in 1805. Read More »

Ethiopia to end boundary row with Eritrea, open for foreign investment


Eritrea had accepted EEBC's decision and refused to submit to any further negotiation without the prior acceptance by Ethiopia of the commission's decision. Periodic clashes between the two countries after the war's formal end killed hundreds. Hailemariam resigned after almost two years of anti-government protests led by the country's largest ethnic groups, the Oromo and the Amhara. Read More »

This is the $1M campaign that brought down Brock Turner’s judge


Jenny Higgins Bradanini, a committee co-chair of Recall Persky , described feeling a mixture of emotions as exit polls showed they had a strong lead. Like Turner, Persky was also a Stanford athlete. Gee, I wonder about the independence, or the actual overall well-being of the woman that Turner assaulted? Persky's supporters said his removal set a risky precedent. Read More »

Israeli army kills Palestinian youth in occupied West Bank


Izzideen Tamimi was killed after allegedly throwing a stone that hit the head of an Israeli soldier in the village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah. Pro-Palestinian Israeli activist Jonathan Pollak, who works with the Free the Tamimis campaign, told MEE that Tamimi was shot with live fire at least twice when he was 45 meters away from the soldiers. Read More »

Top Republican Paul Ryan says Trump shouldn't pardon himself

On Wednesday, Ryan agreed with a key House Republican who says there's no evidence that the Federal Bureau of Investigation planted a "spy" in Trump's 2016 campaign. "As chairman Nunes said just the other day, if we had the information we were looking for, we could wrap this up faster". His comments prompted a wave of push back from Trump allies , including the president's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, who called him "uninformed". Read More »

Singapore's foreign minister to visit North Korea ahead of Trump-Kim summit


President's attorney threatens to go to court if Robert Mueller tries to subpoena Trump; reaction and analysis from Alex Little, defense attorney and former assistant federal prosecutor. "A lot of relationships being built, a lot of negotiations going on before the trip", Trump told reporters in the Oval Office Wednesday. "But it's very important - it'll be a very important couple of days". Read More »

29th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square


From the night of June 3, 1989 until early morning, Chinese soldiers carried out a clearance operation on and near Beijing's Tiananmen Square, a crackdown on what the Chinese Government wrote off as a "counter-revolutionary riot". In 1989, Chinese students, workers and other protesters held demonstrations and hunger strikes calling for democratic reforms. Mr Pompeo quoted the dissident Liu Xiaobo, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who died of cancer while in custody previous year, as saying: " ... Read More »