Wednesday June 20-th, 2018

Denmark bans wearing the burqa in public Denmark bans wearing the burqa in public

The Danish government says it is not aimed at any religions and does not ban headscarves, turbans or the traditional Jewish skull cap, AP reports . "All women should be free to dress as they please and to wear clothing that expresses their identit...

Chelsea shelve Stamford Bridge project over ‘unfavourable investment climate’ Chelsea shelve Stamford Bridge project over ‘unfavourable investment climate’

These are uncertain times in the future of our football club. The team was granted permission in January 2017 to build a new stadium in London. Chelsea Football Club has put its ambitious London stadium redevelopment plans on hold, citing an unfa...

US imposes steel tariffs on Canada and Mexico US imposes steel tariffs on Canada and Mexico

They include a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminium imports. The European Commission said that specific countermeasures would come Friday. A spokeswoman for the Élysée Palace did not immediately return request for...

Monitor claims Iran, Hezbollah preparing to pull out of southern Syria Monitor claims Iran, Hezbollah preparing to pull out of southern Syria

A Kurdish fighter from the People's Protection Units (YPG) stands guards as US forces take up positions in the northern village of Darbasiyah on April. It was not the first time that Assad has threatened to attack USA troops, but it was his most expl...

Wind storm in India damages homes, leaves at least 10 dead Wind storm in India damages homes, leaves at least 10 dead

Ten persons were killed and six others injured in the incidents of thunderstorm and lightning in some parts of Uttar Pradesh, a senior government official said on Tuesday. "11 of them due to lightning", Yoginder Singh, a Bihar state disaster manageme...

Trump announces pardon of Dinesh D'Souza Trump announces pardon of Dinesh D'Souza

At the time, the government said a prison sentence of 10 months to 16 months was appropriate for D'Souza, and necessary to deter others from abusing the election process, including "well-heeled individuals who are tempted to use their money to help o...

HELL FREEZES OVER: NYT Defends TRUMP Over Phony Immigration Smears HELL FREEZES OVER: NYT Defends TRUMP Over Phony Immigration Smears

Liberal activists and others, including some from media outlets, tried to highlight the issue by tweeting photos of young people in steel cages that actually were taken during the Obama administration. "They thought it was recent pictures in order ...

Trump says N Korean official headed to NY over summit Trump says N Korean official headed to NY over summit

A Reuters witness saw Kim Yong Chol at Beijing International Airport, but did not observe him board a flight. This week's talks are aimed at determining whether North Korea is prepared to make sufficient commitments toward getting rid of it...

Trump Has More Questions for the '13 Angry Democrats' - Cortney O'Brien Trump Has More Questions for the '13 Angry Democrats' - Cortney O'Brien

Apparently referencing special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators, Trump launched a series of tweets about the "13 Angry Democrats" early Tuesday who, he claimed, were taking great pains to keep Republicans from "taking the lead in th...

US Stages Walkout as Syria Starts Presidency of UN Conference on Disarmament US Stages Walkout as Syria Starts Presidency of UN Conference on Disarmament

The US ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva said on Tuesday it was "a travesty" that Syria would head the Conference on Disarmament , leaving briefly when the Syrian representative took the floor. Robert Wood, the USA disarmament envo...

Man, I wish I’d picked a different AG! Man, I wish I’d picked a different AG!

However, Sessions has yet to balk amid the president's consistent attacks. He again called on Mueller to conclude his investigation by September. I can't think of any major case I handled in 20 years where there was not someone willing to provide i...

'Le Spider-Man' Photographed On First Day With French Fire And Rescue 'Le Spider-Man' Photographed On First Day With French Fire And Rescue

Gassama, dressed in tattered blue jeans and white shirt, recounted his experience which took place at around 8pm on Saturday (Sunday NZT) when he and friends saw a young child hanging from a fifth-floor balcony. Thank God I saved him". The special ...

Top North Korean Official Arrives in NY for Pompeo Meeting Top North Korean Official Arrives in NY for Pompeo Meeting

He was accused by South Korea of masterminding deadly attacks on a South Korean navy ship and an island in 2010. But a federal source said the two would get together at the United Nations or a UN facility in the city. Pompeo returns to Washington o...

Gunmen attack Afghan Interior Ministry; Taliban commanders reported killed Gunmen attack Afghan Interior Ministry; Taliban commanders reported killed

Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said one policeman was killed and five were wounded. Gunmen dressed as US soldiers set off a vehicle bomb and then tried to shoot their way into the Afghan Interior Ministry before being killed by government...

Landslide near North Carolina's Lake Tahoma dam sparks evacuations Landslide near North Carolina's Lake Tahoma dam sparks evacuations

The evacuation order is no longer in effect. Strong downpours came to the eastern coast of the United States along with the subtropical storm "Alberto". Over 2,000 residents were evacuated after emergency crews anticipated a possible dam failure in...

Wildwood mayor strongly defends police after beach incident Wildwood mayor strongly defends police after beach incident

The officers involved have been reassigned to administrative duty. Robert Jordan. In a statement released by Wildwood police, they said: This matter is still under investigation, however, in an effort to insure transparency with the public we serve, ...

Trump jabs Dems after Obama-era immigration photos go viral Trump jabs Dems after Obama-era immigration photos go viral

Others seized on reports the government had " lost " more than 1,000 children, though that wasn't quite the case. Of course, the argument can be made that congressional Democrats are needed to make the necessary reforms that could close the loophol...

Kim Gardner Dismisses Computer Tampering Case Against Governor Kim Gardner Dismisses Computer Tampering Case Against Governor

Greitens stated that, while he committed no crime, he would resign his office on Friday, June 1. Greitens is also accused of taking a nude photo of a lover without her permission and using it to attempt to blackmail her into silence; a special p...

Qatar takes measures to combat illegal trade in goods Qatar takes measures to combat illegal trade in goods

Qatar's economy ministry said any goods from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, or the UAE would be confiscated if smuggled into the country or otherwise happen to appear on the Qatari consumer market. Most retail outlets in Qatar, acting promptly on the ...

Judge sets deadline for privilege search in Cohen case

Avenatti has released details of payments to Cohen from a company with ties to a Russian oligarch, who the United States sanctioned over suspected Moscow meddling in the 2016 US election. Steven Ryan, Cohen's lead counsel, told the judge "I need ...

Hurricane Maria 'killed 4,600 in Puerto Rico'

Hurricane Maria and its aftermath actually killed 4645 people in Puerto Rico - 70 times the official death toll, a new study found. "These numbers will serve as an important independent comparison to official statistics from death-registry data,...

Subtropical Storm Alberto Makes Landfall as Florida Braces for Rain Subtropical Storm Alberto Makes Landfall as Florida Braces for Rain

Minor power outages were reported in north Florida, and the state's emergency response team started closing shelters yesterday, citing a lack of need. Alberto's projected storm track has shifted eastward since Friday , lessening its threat to the...

Top North Korean official arrives NY

The White House has said the meeting on 12 June is " expected " to take place still, despite some jitters . Yet after North Korea agreed to the summit, those intentions were thrown into doubt when Pyongyang rejected calls from U.S. Meanwhile, i...

Fire rips through Europa-Park, Germany's biggest theme park Fire rips through Europa-Park, Germany's biggest theme park

The fire which started in a storage building spread through the park, engulfing the Pirates of Batavia boat ride in the Scandinavian themed area. Europa-Park's official Twitter account tweeted: "Dear visitors, at present there is a fire at the at...

Grim Pompeii volcano find shows man's freaky death by stone Grim Pompeii volcano find shows man's freaky death by stone

On the other, it's straight out of a Bugs Bunny cartoon, something so terrible one can't help but laugh in disbelief - take this line from NPR's report: "The skeleton's head has not been located, but archaeologists believe it is probably crushed be...

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