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EU calls on Myanmar to release Reuters reporters


In a short hearing that lasted less than 30 minutes, Judge Ye Lwin charged the pair for breaching the Official Secrets Act, which carries a maximum penalty of 14 years' imprisonment. The pair, who have been held in custody for almost seven months of pre-trial hearings, were both "charged under the state secrets act", Judge Ye Lwin told the court in Yangon, setting a first court date for July 16. Read More »

At least 76 killed in Japan floods


A range of companies including Mazda Motor Corp, Daihatsu Motor Co and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd halted work at factories as power and water supplies in wide parts of Hiroshima and Okayama remained cut off, according to Bloomberg. TV footage from across the affected region showed rivers that had burst their banks, submerged vehicles and houses destroyed by landslides. According to data compiled by the Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry, 79 rivers in 17 prefectures ... Read More »

This Cat Can't Stop Interrupting a Polish Professor's TV Interview

Perhaps it's the way the pet just climbs onto his shoulders like it's NBD. Dutch journalist Rudy Bouma , who was conducting the interview, shared the video on Twitter, and it has been shared thousands of times since. Unfortunately for the world, Targalski's interview was pre-taped so the footage of Lisio crawling up his arm never actually aired on TV. The producers did not use a soundbite from Targlaski when his cat was on his head, but did include a shot of him petting the kitty. Read More »

Pound price: Pound dives after Boris Johnson resigns

While Johnson was one of the most high-profile Brexit campaigners, Hunt backed "Remain" during the 2016 referendum campaign. Mr Johnson does not pull any punches, saying Brexit "should be about opportunity and hope" and a "chance to do things differently", but "that dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt". Read More »

Brett Kavanaugh Revealed as Trump's Latest Supreme Court Nominee


This nomination is one of the most important items that we will consider this year. The president's interview with her was only about 30 minutes - shorter than with the others. A nominee needs a simple majority of 51 votes to be confirmed. Prior to Trump's announcement, Republicans Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME were widely identified as the two lawmakers most likely to break with their party, given both their support of abortion rights, and the view that ... Read More »

Trump Sued for Unpaid Overtime by Longtime Driver


A spokesperson for the Trump Organization responded by releasing a statement which said, "Mr. Cintron was at all times paid generously and in accordance with the law". Cintron claims in the lawsuit, which also names Trump Tower Commercial LLC as a defendant, that he worked between 50 and 55 hours weekly beginning at 7 a.m. Read More »

3 judges top Trump's Supreme Court nominee list


As the president mulled his choices, activists on both sides were gearing up for what promises to be a titanic confirmation battle over Justice Anthony Kennedy's replacement. February 16, 2018. Barrett - a longtime Notre Dame Law School professor who became a federal appeals judge last fall - excited social conservatives with her testimony when she was questioned about her Roman Catholic faith in her nomination hearings a year ago. Read More »

Protesters confront McConnell outside Kentucky restaurant


Video posted online by the Courier-Journal shows protesters running up behind the Republican leader and yelling numerous things at him, most of which were related to President Trump's zero-tolerance immigration policy and the separation of families at the southern USA border. Read More »

Cabinet crisis: Boris Johnson's resignation letter in full


He has since said he is a convert to the Brexit cause. A leader of the campaign to take Britain out of the European Union , Johnson was under pressure to act after the resignation of Davis, who quit late on Sunday saying he could not support May's plans for close trade and regulatory ties with the bloc after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union next year. Read More »

Who is Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's Supreme Court Nominee?

They're all younger than 55 and conservative enough to make a first cut. The President is predicting he'll announce his pick for the Supreme Court Monday night at 9 p.m. If confirmed, Kavanaugh would replace long-serving conservative Justice Kennedy, who announced his retirement on June 27 at age 81. Kennedy is expected to step down at the end of July. Read More »

Missing infant found alive buried under sticks in Montana mountains

The baby was wearing "only a wet and soiled onesie". The suspect in the incident, Francis Carlton Crowley, 32 years old, remains jailed in Missoula on charges of criminal endangerment. Authorities say they were called about a man threatening people in the Lolo Hot Springs area of western Montana's Lolo National Forest. Authorities have not yet released information about the relationship between Crowley and the baby, nor released any information about the mother of the baby. Read More »

UK's May loses two key cabinet ministers over Brexit row


In his letter to the prime minister explaining his decision, Mr Davis said he felt it was "less and less likely" that Britain would leave the customs union and the single market, articles of faith for Brexiteers. But most of the top jobs in government are now held by ministers who had backed Remain - including the new Health Secretary Matt Hancock. But in reality, she will be at the mercy of her party. Read More »

USA attitude during denuclearization talks 'regrettable', says North Korea


North Korea, however, issued a harsh characterization of the negotiations, raising questions about the future talks as USA officials seek an end to Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's negotiations over the weekend were even more confirmation that the president and his administration have little grasp of what they're doing. Read More »

Who will Trump nominate to Supreme Court? Time, how to watch, livestream


He was succeeded by Republican Jeff Flake in 2012 and is now senior counsel at Covington & Burling, the powerhouse bipartisan law and lobbying firm that boasts not just Kyl but also the likes of former Democratic Rep. "I suspect that (Democrats) will really get vicious if Barrett is chosen", he said. At her recent confirmation hearing, however, she said it was never permissible for judges to "follow their personal convictions in deciding a case". Read More »

PROFILE: Who is the Iranian teen girl detained for Instagram dancing videos?


The recent arrest of an Iranian teenager for posting dance videos on social media has sparked outrage among activists in the Middle Eastern nation. There has been widespread outcry over the arrest of Hojabri and the other detainees among Iranians in Iran and overseas, by artists, journalists, activists, politicians and thousands of ordinary citizens on social media. Read More »

British police say nerve agent victims handled material's container


British authorities say Sturgess and Rowley, 45, were found unconscious on June 30 at a house in Amesbury, less than 20 kilometers from Salisbury . Police said they could not yet say whether the nerve agent in the Amesbury case was linked to the Salisbury attack - but it was their main line of inquiry. Read More »

U.S. threatens nations over world breastfeeding resolution, shocking health officials


Infant formula companies "use aggressive, clandestine and often illegal methods to target mothers in the poorest parts of the world to encourage them to choose powdered milk over breastfeeding", the report said. The United States tried to halt the resolution by pressuring Ecuador, which initially sponsored it, by dropping out. 'We're not trying to be a hero here, but we feel that it is wrong when a big country tries to push around some very small countries, especially on an issue that is ... Read More »

David Davis, British Brexit Secretary, resigns: United Kingdom media reports


The EU has been keen to focus minds in Britain. She earlier faced her critics at a packed meeting of backbench Conservative MPs, many of whom share Mr Johnson's concerns about her Brexit stance. European Union officials have warned Britain repeatedly that time is running out to seal a deal spelling out the terms of the divorce and a post-split relationship. Read More »

The most interesting late development in Trump's Supreme Court derby

The choice was down to four people, he said , adding that "you can't go wrong" with any of them. But, they said, McConnell did note that Hardiman and Kethledge could fare well in the Senate because their reputations and records were not as politically charged as others on the president's shortlist of nominees. Read More »

London ambulance damaged as England fans celebrate World Cup quarter-final win


An officer for the emergency service was responding to a patient in the time they were away, only to find their vehicle needing repairs. The force circulated CCTV images and launched a manhunt after an NHS ambulance was trampled near Borough Market during wild celebrations as England reached their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years. Read More »

Boris Johnson Quits U.K. Government in Blow to Brexit, Theresa May


That plan is now in tatters and her political future appears uncertain. 'That dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt'. May is scheduled to address Parliament about the state of her Brexit plan later on Monday. The resignations have led to renewed speculation that some in Mrs May's party may try to remove her as leader - and therefore as the British prime minister. Read More »

Trump Making Supreme Court Pick to Cement Conservative Majority


Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and Judge Raymond Kethledge of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. "I've never seen a president of the United States in effect make himself a puppet of outside groups and choose from a group of right wing fringe ideologues that are prepared on this list", said Blumenthal on ABC's "This Week", accusing Trump of "outsourc [ing]" his choice to the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation. Read More »

Putin invites Russian team to Kremlin after historic World Cup performance


Thank you for believing in us. Putin attended the team's World Cup opening win against Saudi Arabia and although he has not been present at their other matches he has been keeping in touch with Cherchesov. We lost in a fair and great game. The World Cup in Russian Federation has already chalked up 146 goals scored in all of the previous 56 matches (2.61 per match on the average), with the Belgian team scoring the most so far - 12 goals in four games. Read More »

Ethiopia and Eritrea declare end of decades-long war


In this grab taken from video provided by ERITV, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed , centre right, is welcomed by Erirea's President Isaias Afwerki as he disembarks the plane, in Asmara, Eritrea, July 8, 2018. However, it has also attracted opposition from hardliners in the Tigrayan People's Liberation Front (TPLF), the ethnic Tigrayan party that has dominated the ruling EPRDF coalition - and by association the country and economy - for almost three decades. Read More »

Teenager raped for months allegedly by teachers, students in Indian school


In her complaint, the girl alleged that for seven continuous months, she was raped and blackmailed by the principal, two teachers and 16 students. Violent crime against women has been on the rise in India despite tough laws that were enacted in 2013 following the December 2012 fatal gang rape of a student on a moving New Delhi bus. Read More »

Duduzane Zuma arrives at Johannesburg Central ahead of court appearance


In 2015, Jonas claimed he was offered the position of finance minister during a meeting with Duduzane Zuma , businessman Fana Hlongwane and Ajay Gupta . The Guptas' whereabouts are not publicly known, and an attempt to contact a legal representative for them was unsuccessful. His advocate, Bulelwa Vimbane, slammed the state for allegedly not having a strong case and employing delaying tactics. Read More »

Person Killed When Helicopter Crashes Into Virginia Home: State Police


State Police say the confirmed fatality inside the residence is not the pilot of the helicopter. FAA officials identified the aircraft as a R44 helicopter and said that the pilot was the only person on board. Bristol Commons is near the campus of The College of William & Mary and is located across Ironbound Road from Dillard Field. Cmdr. Dave Hecht, spokesperson for Norfolk Naval Air Force Atlantic, told Hampton, Virginia, ABC affiliate WVEC that all of its helicopters were accounted ... Read More »

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson quits amid Brexit crisis


He said he was anxious the government's negotiating approach would "lead to further demands for concessions" from Brussels. In a letter to Davis, May disagreed with his characterization of her plans, saying the deal she seeks "will undoubtedly mean the returning of powers from Brussels to the United Kingdom". Read More »

Thousands shut down Chicago highway with anti-gun march


Protesters later became stalled near 76th Street for about an hour, with protesters shouting, "Shut it down". The southbound lanes remained opened, although traffic crawled through the protest area. "It was a peaceful protest", Emanuel tweeted . Just before the march ended, Rauner tweeted that it was "unacceptable" for the protesters to have shut down the highway, accusing them of choosing to cause chaos. Read More »

Pompeo shrugs off 'gangster' rebuke from North Korea


In a fiery escalation, North Korea on Saturday accused the US of a "gangster-like mindset" in high-level negotiations over denuclearization , a glaring contradiction of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's description of the talks as "productive". Read More »

Brexit minister Davis steps down in big blow to May


British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged on Monday to pursue a newly agreed strategy to quit the European Union , in a challenge to those who may want to follow her former Brexit minister and quit in protest at what he called her "dangerous" plans. Read More »

Syria says it thwarted an Israeli missile attack on Homs air base


Israel has not acknowledged the incident, and says they do not respond to reports that emerged from foreign media. The T-4 Air base was hit in April, and the attack was reportedly targeting Iranian fighters. "At the meeting I will reiterate the two basic principles of Israel's policy: First, we will not tolerate the establishment of a military presence by Iran and its proxies anywhere in Syria, not close to the border and not far away from it". Read More »