Wednesday June 19-th, 2019

From 'nebulous' to 'kissing': 'Robust' May-Juncker dispute dominates European Union summit

He added the European Union, in answering May's plea for more assurances on the Brexit deal so that she could get it past her parliament, promised to start negotiations with the United Kingdom on their new trade deal "the second after" their divorce ...

Former British PM Blair calls for second Brexit referendum Former British PM Blair calls for second Brexit referendum

The French president, Emmanuel Macron, said the Brexit deal was now "in the hands of the British parliament " and called on MPs to take a clear position on whether to accept or reject it. "As formal conclusions, these commitments have legal status...

Parents horrified as Santa has meltdown in front of children Parents horrified as Santa has meltdown in front of children

The bad Santa reportedly told those queueing to "get the f**k out" after a smoke machine at a family-friendly rave one floor below set off a fire alarm. "You should be ashamed of yourself acting like that in front of children". He "raged" in fron...

Migrant girl dies of dehydration while in U.S. custody Migrant girl dies of dehydration while in U.S. custody

December 6 south of Lordsburg, New Mexico, as part of a group of 163 people who approached US agents to turn themselves in. The youngster, who crossed the border after travelling with her father from Guatemala , was among a group of 163 people who...

Woman arrested after video shows her attack subway rider, use racial slur Woman arrested after video shows her attack subway rider, use racial slur

She smacks the other woman with the umbrella and kicks her over and over again. The incident happened on December 12 before 8 a.m. and was captured on video by Juan Ayala. The NYPD said this all started when she apparently bumped into the woman she...

Pelosi's triumph: House speaker-to-be, this time with memes Pelosi's triumph: House speaker-to-be, this time with memes

Pelosi ended up running uncontested , and in the weeks since the internal caucus election she had steadily picked up more support from holdout Democrats . It moves her to the cusp of steering next year's diverse crop of House Democrats, with its lar...

Koreas verify removal of frontline bunkers Koreas verify removal of frontline bunkers

Soldiers from North and South Korea are set to verify the dismantlement of guard posts in the demilitarized zone Wednesday, December 12, Seoul said, after crossing into each other's territory peacefully for the first time. However, so far, th...

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court says president's actions unlawful Sri Lanka's Supreme Court says president's actions unlawful

Later at about 7:00 pm without a prior announcement, President Maithripala Sirisena unexpectedly appointed former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister in a live swearing-in ceremony broadcast over television. "Even though we do not agree w...

Cash spills onto highway causing auto crashes Cash spills onto highway causing auto crashes

The security truck can be seen parked to the right of the road with its lights flashing as the bills blew around the highway. The result? People stopping their cars in the middle of the rush hour traffic and jumping out to grab as much as they could....

Unfounded bomb threats reported in cities across Canada, U.S. Unfounded bomb threats reported in cities across Canada, U.S.

The threats come as businesses and schools across Canada and the US were evacuated because of of the threats. "Remain alert and immediately contact your local police". The emails had different subject lines and various text variations, but all ...

Maria Butina: Russian activist pleads guilty in US Maria Butina: Russian activist pleads guilty in US

A status hearing was set for February 12, 2019 without any sentencing date set for the duration of her cooperation . The charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, though the defense noted Thursday that federal sentencing guidelines ...

Grace Millane: Trial of accused murderer could be threatened Grace Millane: Trial of accused murderer could be threatened

Now there is an explanation. When questioned about the issue, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said it would be a question for the justice minister. The suspect was granted a temporary name suppression while he awaits trial, making it illegal to p...

Trump inauguration spending reportedly under criminal investigation by federal prosecutors Trump inauguration spending reportedly under criminal investigation by federal prosecutors

Citing conversations with people familiar with the investigation, which is being handled by the US Attorney's office in Manhattan, the Journal reported that prosecutors are also looking into whether the committee accepted donations from individuals...

Bolton unveils plan to counter Russian Federation and China influence Bolton unveils plan to counter Russian Federation and China influence

Asked whether the troop reduction was at odds with the new Africa strategy, Bolton said the administration wants to see African nations less reliant on the USA military - which now has about 7,200 troops on the continent - but that the change doesn...

Deadly high-speed train crash in Ankara Turkey Deadly high-speed train crash in Ankara Turkey

Images from the scene showed emergency services working to rescue people from badly damaged carriages on Thursday morning. Passenger Ayse Ozyurt told the IHA news agency that the accident occurred about 12 minutes after the train left the main stat...

Over 20 schools on lockdown, including Columbine High after reported threats Over 20 schools on lockdown, including Columbine High after reported threats

Des Moines, Iowa police said they'd received reports of threats emailed to a jewelry store, the Science Center of Iowa, and a zoo. The caller claimed to be hiding outside with a gun. The school has been placed on hold - meaning students are held in...

New Brexit vote will be before Jan. 21: UK PM May's spokesman New Brexit vote will be before Jan. 21: UK PM May's spokesman

The delay to the so-called "meaningful vote" by MPs means that ratification may not be possible until as late as 10 weeks before the scheduled date of Brexit on March 29. But it might agree on some added political language supporting May's case. ...

Former Trump adviser Flynn asks for probation in Mueller probe Former Trump adviser Flynn asks for probation in Mueller probe

Instead, they're asking for 200 hours of community service. Flynn wants to avoid any time behind bars, with his lawyers arguing that his extensive cooperation with the feds' Russian Federation probe earned him a break. The lawyers said Flynn rece...

Remains found in basement identified as father missing since 1961 Remains found in basement identified as father missing since 1961

Michael Carroll, 57, previously told Fox News his sons found the remains, now identified as his own father, on October 30 after digging a 6-foot hole and breaking through a cinder block wall that had been part of an old water well. Sure enough, they ...

Fox 2 Detroit mourns loss of meteorologist Jessica Starr Fox 2 Detroit mourns loss of meteorologist Jessica Starr

She said at the time that she hoped to return to work at Fox 2, asking her friends and supporters to keep her in their prayers. Starr was 35, according to The Detroit News . She also spoke about celebrating Halloween with her kids. I really wanted...

Canada Goose faces boycott in China over the arrest of Huawei CFO Canada Goose faces boycott in China over the arrest of Huawei CFO

Michael Kovrig , a former diplomat, and entrepreneur Michael Spavor were both arrested in China earlier this week on suspicion of "endangering national security", said China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang on Thursday. For now, new investme...

'Many' candidates vying for chief of staff job, Pres. Trump says 'Many' candidates vying for chief of staff job, Pres. Trump says

White House chief of staff John Kelly is scheduled to leave January 2. According to a broadcast on MSNBC yesterday, Levine had been considered to being the running for the job in the wake of John Kelly's exit and his rumored successor, Nick Ayer...

Blame for the Marriott Hotel data breach pointed directly at China Blame for the Marriott Hotel data breach pointed directly at China

The hackers were suspected of working on behalf of the Ministry of State Security, the country's Communist-controlled civilian spy agency, the sources told The New York Times on Tuesday. It said the Trump administration also plans to declassify int...

Russia sends two nuclear-capable bombers to Venezuela Russia sends two nuclear-capable bombers to Venezuela

The Guardian reported that the two countries would be using the aircraft "as part of a joint training exercise", but the Kremlin did not elaborate on how long the military planes would remain in the country, nor did it say whether or not the bombe...

Trump cancels White House Christmas party for press Trump cancels White House Christmas party for press

Meadows' allies initially suggested he was not interested in the challenging role, but he issued a public statement Monday stating he was willing to serve. In a conversation with Meadows, Trump praised the House member for his loyalty and informed hi...

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