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UK PM contender Boris Johnson dodges questions about screaming row with girlfriend UK PM contender Boris Johnson dodges questions about screaming row with girlfriend
- June 24, 2019

Boris Johnson has refused to comment on the incident early Friday, when police were called after a neighbor reported hearing shouting, screaming and banging from the home the Conservative Party politician shares with his partner, Carrie Symonds. (more...)
CNN Anchor Lemon Defends Biden's Segregation Comments: It Was Just 'Inartfully Said' CNN Anchor Lemon Defends Biden's Segregation Comments: It Was Just 'Inartfully Said'
- June 24, 2019

John Lewis (D-Ga.), above, said of former vice president Joe Biden's invocation of past work with segregationists. "I encouraged campaign staff that I know to say: 'Don't back off on this. The tumult comes at a crucial point in the campaign. Indeed, Biden is ahead in surveys nationally, as well as in polls of the first few states on the nominating calendar and the delegate-rich states of California and Florida. (more...)
Cambodia building collapse toll rises to 24 Cambodia building collapse toll rises to 24
- June 24, 2019

The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training said that 30 workers were at the site when the building collapsed, but Nhor Chandeun said there were about 55-60 people inside the building. The owner of the building, the head of the construction company and the contractor - all Chinese nationals - have been detained by Cambodian police. Last month Sihanoukville authorities shut down a Chinese-owned casino accused of polluting an adjacent beach following the casino's defiance of orders to ... (more...)
US Set to Introduce New Iran Sanctions US Set to Introduce New Iran Sanctions
- June 24, 2019

Both nations say they want to avoid going to war, but tensions have spiralled as a series of incidents, including attacks on tankers and the shooting down of a USA drone by Iran in the Gulf, raised fears of an unintended slide towards conflict. (more...)
Thousands in Morocco protest USA peace confab, burn Israeli flags Thousands in Morocco protest USA peace confab, burn Israeli flags
- June 24, 2019

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Sunday he was confident a peace conference this week in Bahrain would fail. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday reiterated his rejection of the proposal and the conference. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said he would not accept any USA mediation in the conflict after Washington revealed its bias by unilaterally moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. (more...)
Magnitude 5.6 Earthquake Strikes North Coast Saturday Night Near Scotia Magnitude 5.6 Earthquake Strikes North Coast Saturday Night Near Scotia
- June 24, 2019

The quake has variously been reported as being between 7.2 and 7.5 magnitude. Shaking was felt across the area, as far away as Redding and Chico. No injuries or damage have been reported in Darwin , but residents have reported feeling a strong tremor and some workers were evacuated from offices as a precaution. (more...)
South Bend bar shooting kills 1, wounds 10 more South Bend bar shooting kills 1, wounds 10 more
- June 24, 2019

The police shooting has laid bare anger among many in South Bend's black community, not just about police conduct, but a belief that many African American neighborhoods have been left behind while Buttigieg has revitalized more affluent, whiter areas. (more...)
US blacklists 5 Chinese groups working in supercomputing:The Asahi Shimbun US blacklists 5 Chinese groups working in supercomputing:The Asahi Shimbun
- June 23, 2019

The US Commerce Department has blacklisted another five Chinese tech companies , preventing them from buying US-made chips and components. In what looked like a goodwill gesture to Beijing, Vice President Mike Pence postponed a speech planned for Monday at a Washington think tank at which he was expected to criticise China's communist regime. (more...)
Motorcyclists Killed After Colliding With Pickup Truck in New Hampshire Motorcyclists Killed After Colliding With Pickup Truck in New Hampshire
- June 23, 2019

She says the crash has sent shockwaves through the motorcycle and veterans communities, which often overlap. United States investigators have pleaded for members of the public to come forward with information that could help them determine why a pickup truck hauling a trailer collided with a group of 10 motorcycles on a rural highway, killing seven bikers. (more...)
Ethiopia's army chief general shot dead in attempted coup Ethiopia's army chief general shot dead in attempted coup
- June 23, 2019

Not long after afterward, army chief Gen. Seare Mekonnen who assassinated at his home in Addis Ababa , and a retired army general visiting him was also killed, the spokesman said . Ambachew Mekonnen and his advisor were attacked in their offices on Saturday, state media reported , without saying who was responsible. Amhara's regional security chief, Brig-Gen Asaminew Tsige, was accused by the prime minister's office of plotting the coup attempt. (more...)
Turkey expects Russian missile systems in 1st half of July Turkey expects Russian missile systems in 1st half of July
- June 23, 2019

During a rare foreign media briefing in Istanbul, Erdogan insisted on his affinity with Trump, and drew a distinction between the U.S. president and the administration. In Istanbul, Erdogan, speaking at a rare news conference for foreign media, repeated that the purchase of Russian S-400 systems was a done deal and said the United States should think carefully before imposing sanctions on a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member. (more...)
Journalist Claims President Trump Raped Her More Than 20 Years Ago Journalist Claims President Trump Raped Her More Than 20 Years Ago
- June 23, 2019

Trump on Saturday doubled down on his denial and claimed that women have been paid to accuse him of wrongdoing. "But here's a case, it's an absolute disgrace that she's allowed to do that". It should be sold in the fiction section. "If anyone has information that the Democratic Party is working with Ms. Carroll or New York Magazine , please notify us as soon as possible". (more...)
Friday is the first day of summer Friday is the first day of summer
- June 23, 2019

The winter solstice , also known as midwinter, is an astronomical phenomenon marking the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year. If there was any doubt, this is when the summer season will officially arrive. Given the intensity of the ongoing climate crisis, Google portraying the Arctic as a warm-weather summer vacay destination and the Earth seeming cheerful about the situation seems a bit tone deaf. (more...)
Saudi management accountable for Khashoggi kill, United Nations sage says Saudi management accountable for Khashoggi kill, United Nations sage says
- June 23, 2019

In a 100-page report to be presented to the Human Rights Council next week, Special Rapporteur Agnès Callamard discusses the circumstances leading up to Mr. Khashoggi, was being launched", it said. "There is credible evidence, warranting further investigation of high-level Saudi officials' individual liability, including the Crown Prince's". (more...)