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SNP MPs storm out of PMQs in ‘Brexit power grab’ protest


The Sewel Convention established the long-held practice that the United Kingdom government can not legislate in devolved areas without the consent of the devolved Parliament. "It will be the case that Brexit will be a material change in circumstances". Meanwhile Mr Blackford said: "We're in new territory, we had the ludicrous situation yesterday where the House of Commons has voted through a power grab against the Scottish Parliament, and let's remind ourselves that the Scottish Parliament ... Read More »

Judge jails ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort ahead of trial


Last week Manafort, who has been charged with a number of federal crimes by Special Counsel Robert Mueller , was accused by prosecutors of violating his house arrest agreement and indicted for a third time after engaging in efforts to intimidate witnesses in the case. Read More »

Protesters clash with police amid Macedonia name row

The party is a vociferous critic of the name deal. The Greek government won't have to get get parliamentary approval for the deal until there's a constitutional revision in Macedonia. Opponents include the conservative opposition party and the country’s president Gjorge Ivanov, who has said he will not sign off on the agreement. Still, the crowd was a far cry from the more than 100,000 people who turned out in the Greek capital months ago to protest compromises over Macedonia's new name. Read More »

Beijing Ready to Retaliate Against US Tariffs on Chinese Goods


Europe, Japan and other trading partners raise similar complaints, but Trump has been unusually direct about challenging Beijing and threatening to disrupt such a large volume of exports. Donald Trump has warned that if China retaliates, the United States will impose even more tariffs . Interested in Donald Trump? The Made in China 2025 initiative is aimed at accelerating China's prowess and narrowing its competitiveness gap with the United States and other industrial powers in key ... Read More »

I did great service by firing Comey


Here, with video, are five of Trump's most brazen falsehoods and freaky statements from Friday morning's spontaneous press "conference". In a tweet Friday morning , Trump called the report "a total disaster" for Comey. It did not find evidence that those views seeped into the investigation. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the report "reaffirmed the president's suspicions about Comey's conduct and the political bias amongst some of the members of the Federal ... Read More »

Law to ban 'upskirting' photos blocked by UK lawmaker


Sir Christopher is a leading member of a group of backbench Conservatives who make a practice of ensuring that what they see as well-meaning but flabby legislation is not lazily plopped on to the statute book by a few MPs on a poorly-attended Friday sitting. Read More »

17 people die after stampede in Venezuelan club


The incident on Saturday morning occurred after a middle school graduation party degenerated into a brawl and someone detonated the tear gas, according to Interior and Justice Minister Nestor Reverol. "We send our condolences to the families". Another one of his sons had been hospitalised. Homicide rates in Venezuela shot up during the country's spiral into economic crisis and political meltdown, and many Caracas residents refuse to go out at night. Read More »

Students dress in blackface and KKK hoods for 'non-PC party'


In a photo shared on Instagram , three attendees could be seen wearing striped suites with Star of David patches marked "Jude", meant to identify them as Jewish prisoners in a Nazi concentration camp, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. "The point of the party was to offend people in some way, but that's just over the top". Days without blackface incident in Australia: zero. "It's not appropriate, it's not acceptable". Read More »

Spain rescues more than 900 boat migrants, finds 4 bodies


Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has already made migrant-friendly moves in his first two weeks in the job, offering to take in the rescue ship Aquarius with 629 people on board. After Malta refused, Spain offered to accept the migrants. The rally in Rome was called by the USB labor union following the alleged murder of one of its activists, Soumayla Sacko of Mali, as he helped fellow migrant agricultural workers in Rosarno, in southern Italy's Calabria region. Read More »

Angela Merkel calls for ‘European solution’ on migration


In an unprecedented split between the CDU and CSU, Seehofer has openly defied Merkel with a demand to allow border police to turn back migrants who lack valid identity papers or are already registered in another European Union country. "We don't know that concept yet, so we are a bit in the blue". Merkel wants two weeks to try to strike bilateral deals with partners, such as Italy and Greece, on migrants - possibly similar to one struck between the European Union and Turkey in 2016 - and ... Read More »

USA imposes tariffs on $50B worth of Chinese imports


Trump announced in a statement on Friday that the U.S. would impose a 25-per-cent tariff on Chinese products that "contain industrially significant technologies". China responded to US tariffs announced Friday morning with a promise to impose reciprocal levies on a range of American products, including agricultural products, cars and seafood. Read More »

Taxi hits pedestrians in Moscow amid World Cup festivities


The city health department said seven of the injured were in satisfactory condition and one was in more serious condition. The situation, Sobyanin added, is "under control". Video published by state-run Sputnik news agency showed a taxi in slow traffic accelerating suddenly and veering sharply onto the curb, hitting pedestrians. Read More »

Trucks collision in Arkansas causes fire and spills Fireball whiskey


The Department of Transportation tweeted a photo of the crash, showing bottles of the syrupy booze scattered across the highway. A mechanical broom was used to clear the interstate highway of the cinnamon-flavoured alcohol. In August 2017, frozen pizzas stopped traffic on I-30 and then spaghetti sauce stopped traffic in Camden . A crash in August left a truckload of spaghetti sauce at USA 278 and Arkansas 24. Read More »

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano spewing out green crystals


Gov. David Ige says Trump approved the request for individual assistance on Thursday. A small explosion at the summit of Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano shot more ash high into the atmosphere, putting communities in the southern part of the Big Island at risk, the U.S. Read More »

Thousands of Vancouverites celebrate Eid al-Fitr


This year it begins on Friday, June 15 , and festivities will continue into the weekend. Over the course of a month they have fasted to show their gratitude to Allah. Click through the most stunning pictures of Hajj 2017. The International Astronics Centre (IAC) has, however, ruled out this possibility as it has predicted the moon to be sighted easily using telescopic equipments in North Africa and most of the Middle East and West Asia. Read More »

Border Patrol vehicle strikes Native American, drives away

In the video, Remes was apparently standing on dirt road as the vehicle barreled towards him and eventually knocked him to the ground. The SUV then drives away. Rob Daniels, a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Arizona, did not immediately respond to The Hill's request for comment on Saturday. Read More »

Rudy Giuliani Dangles Pardon For Paul Manafort


Citing two sources familiar with the House GOP investigation into the FBI's handing of the Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump investigations, CNN reports Goodlate told Nadler about plans to subpoena Strzok during a meeting with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . Read More »

Families Belong Together rally comes to Eugene


The Trump administration has said the tactic is used to deter immigration but as immigrants seeking asylum are often fleeing risky situations in their home countries, they will resort to illegal methods of getting their children into the country. Read More »

Moscow slams Norway plans to double US troops presence


Marines have been conducting cold weather training in Norway since January of a year ago, and while many have attributed the American presence to Russia's military annexation of Crimea in 2014, Norwegian officials have made a habit of avoiding any mention of it, in favor of emphasizing worldwide cooperation. Read More »

Trump Wants to Be Treated Like North Korea Chief Kim Jong


Minutes later he told reporters that he was " kidding " and that they "don't understand sarcasm". These comments come in the context of criticism that has been lodged at Trump for his lenient descriptions of the dictator . But Trump seems keen to claim a quick diplomatic victory, and the halt to United States military exercises on the peninsula is a significant concession to both Pyongyang and Washington's rival China. Read More »

Sanders, Shah Planning To Leave White House, Sanders Denies Reports


The "zero tolerance" approach has drawn criticism from those on both sides of the political spectrum, including from the United Nations human rights office, which said the practice "amounts to arbitrary and unlawful interference in family life, and is a serious violation of the rights of a child ". Read More »

Jay-Z and Beyonce Release Surprise Joint Album on Tidal

Which has us desperate to know if they'll be debuting this new music when they hit the stage in Amsterdam on June 19! Blue Ivy has made a habit out of making headlines for the sassy and amusing things she does on camera or at different public events. Read More »

May's Brexit compromise hits snag, wrangling to continue


Mr Grieve said a satisfactory amendment to the Brexit bill which granted MPs a vote on the final deal had been drawn up after talks with him. And crucially, the statement would be unamendable. She convinced Tory Remainers not to go ahead with a bid to bolster the "meaningful vote" on Tuesday by telling them she would find a compromise way forward. Read More »

Missing 3-year-old found in cornfield, dog at her side


The Missouri State Highway Patrol lauded the community's response to the child's disappearance, writing on Twitter , "This is what #Community looks like". The dog, named Fat Heath, is now being hailed a hero and a very good boy on social media. Remy is OK, though her mother says she had several mosquito bites, the Associated Press reported . Read More »

French special forces on the ground in Yemen


The U.N. special envoy to Yemen , Martin Griffiths, is due to arrive in Sanaa on Saturday. Aid groups and the United Nations cautioned the coalition from launching the assault amid fears that a drawn-out conflict could force a shutdown of Hodeida's port at a time when a halt in aid risks tipping millions into starvation. Read More »

Seoul, Washington discuss future of joint military maneuvers


U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement earlier in the week that he would suspend joint ROK-U.S. military drills came a "surprise" to Seoul, a South Korean presidential special advisor said on Friday. During the 30-minute phone conversation, Seoul's Defense Minister Song Young-moo congratulated his U.S. counterpart James Mattis on the successful North Korea-U.S. Read More »

Tory rebellion back on after MPs reject May’s compromise


The Independent newspaper in London reported Thursday that some sources in Westminster were already speculating that it could cause a constitutional crisis, precipitating the collapse of May's administration. Fellow backbencher Sarah Woolaston said there was no majority in parliament for the government's position. He said: "Once again, all five of Manchester's Labour MPs have supported the Tory Government on its mission to deliver the hardest and most disastrous Brexit - no matter the ... Read More »

Russia: Arrest Of Campaigner Peter Tatchell For Gay Rights Protest Is 'Outrageous'.


In 2007, Tatchell was beaten by rightwing demonstrators as he attended Moscow's second-ever gay pride parade, in an attack he says has left him with brain damage. Remember how several weeks ago a Russian LGBTQ activist told us that Russian police wouldn't be able to stop violence against LGBTQ people during the World Cup soccer tournament? Despite homosexuality being officially decriminalised in Russian Federation in 1993, a more recent law banning "gay propaganda" has extended the ... Read More »

Greek parliament debates no-confidence motion after Macedonia deal


Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev of Macedonia agreed Tuesday to rename the latter's country North Macedonia, ending a disagreement that has prevented it from joining worldwide institutions such as NATO. In the years that followed, Macedonia began to backslide on democratic reforms, losing its hopes for European and Euro-Atlantic integration. Government sources rejected the opposition's claims that it negotiated in secret with Skopje, ignoring the will of the Greek ... Read More »

Eight injured after taxi ploughs into fans in Moscow

This report will be updated. Russian Federation is hosting the World Cup and the capital's streets have been crowded with foreign visitors. According to preliminary estimates, seven people sought medical treatment. Interfax news agency cited a source as saying that the driver was drunk at the time of the incident. The accident took place on Ilinka Street, about 200 meters (650 feet) from Red Square and Moscow's famous GUM shopping arcade. Read More »

Spains says France to take in Aquarius ship migrants


Salvini demanded a formal apology and he reminded Macron to honour a 2015 deal to accept some 10,000 migrants under the European Union quota system. 'We need to work on reform of the Dublin Agreement, ' Conte stressed ahead of his Paris visit. Amid the quarrel this week, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz proposed an "axis of the willing" to tackle the problem of illegal migration. Read More »

In Argentina chose to legalize abortion


Some members of the Chamber of Deputies said the debate was agonizing. The bill, which will now go to the Senate, would include abortion in the free public health system. The current law in Argentina prohibits abortion, except when the mother's life or health is determined to be in danger, or in cases of rape. The bill would decriminalize abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, and beyond that in cases where the fetus suffers from conditions not compatible with life outside the ... Read More »

Taliban and Afghans hug and take selfies during unprecedented ceasefire


Many people across the country have urged the government and the Taliban to extend their ceasefires. Traffic jams formed where people stopped to take pictures of the fighters with their flags. According to a statement issued to media, the militant group said operations against foreign forces would continue, warning that the fighters would "strongly defend" themselves if attacked. Read More »