Tuesday June 25-th, 2019

Russian Federation tells Venezuela it must repay its debt to Moscow on time

Russia extended its criticism of the USA stance on Venezuela on Tuesday, describing the latest sanctions against the government of President Nicolás Maduro as illegitimate, even as the Russian Finance Ministry acknowledged that its loans to Caracas w...

Male passenger stabs pregnant Lyft driver, killing her and unborn child Male passenger stabs pregnant Lyft driver, killing her and unborn child

Authorities said that during an interview with police, Durazo admitted to stabbing Howato and taking her vehicle. Howato was in her third trimester of pregnancy. Durazo will make his initial court appearance in La Paz County . Howazo leaves b...

Stacey Abrams to give Democratic response to State of the Union Stacey Abrams to give Democratic response to State of the Union

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., announced the selection of Abrams on Tuesday, saying he extended the offer to her about three weeks ago and was excited she had accepted to give the rebuttal on february 5. Attorney General Xavier Bec...

Mother dead after fall down subway stairs Mother dead after fall down subway stairs

Police say Goodson was found lying unconscious on the southbound train platform next to her 1-year-old child. She has since been reunited with her father and grandparents. Shams Tarek, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said t...

Left Turns On Starbucks' Schultz For Helping 'Re-elect Trump' Left Turns On Starbucks' Schultz For Helping 'Re-elect Trump'

Democrats accuse Schultz of engaging in a vanity project that would result in the siphoning off of votes from their ultimate nominee, tossing the election to Trump. The left disagrees. Since his announcement, Schultz has been pilloried on social medi...

Palestinian PM willing to quit if President Abbas wishes: spokesman Palestinian PM willing to quit if President Abbas wishes: spokesman

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner. Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Monday offered to resign, his spokesman said, amid efforts by President Mahmoud Abbas to form a new government. The Islamist movement Hamas, whi...

Boy calls 911 for help with his math homework - and gets it Boy calls 911 for help with his math homework - and gets it

Police tweeted: 'Our dispatchers never know what the next call might be. "Thank you antonia, you are a true hero!" Police dispatchers are trained to deal with a number of situations, and a dispatcher in IN had to know her numbers when a boy called ...

Pope reaffirms priest celibacy but makes case for exception Pope reaffirms priest celibacy but makes case for exception

Pope Francis is ruling out any lifting of the celibacy requirement for priests but says there's reason to consider ordaining older, married men in remote communities where priests are in short supply. He ruled out an across-the-board opening, repea...

Scotland's weather: Blizzard warning for tonight Scotland's weather: Blizzard warning for tonight

How the weather warning affects Scotland. Are you prepared for the cold weather? Police have also urged people to charge their mobile phones and plan their routes, as well as alternative routes. "On Sunday that snow risk continues over the hills ...

Met office issues ice warning for north Met office issues ice warning for north

There are also fears of power cuts and mobile phone masts being put out of operation. The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for the whole of England, Wales and part of north-east England. A spokesman for the Met Office said: "After a frosty...

Bruce McArthur pleads guilty to 8 counts of first-degree murder Bruce McArthur pleads guilty to 8 counts of first-degree murder

A former landscaper has pleaded guilty to the murder of eight men with ties to Toronto's Gay Village over a period of seven years. Crown attorney Michael Cantlon told the court that investigators found a bracelet that belonged to Navaratnam, jewelr...

Britain slips down list of least corrupt countries Britain slips down list of least corrupt countries

From President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to President Jimmy Morales of Guatemala and Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, the global non-governmental organisation reports that the Americas region has seen a rise in leadershi...

Denmark to begin work on border fence to combat African swine fever Denmark to begin work on border fence to combat African swine fever

African swine fever has so far been detected in the Baltic States, Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary. Unlike swine flu , African swine fever doesn't affect humans but it can be deadly for domestic and wild boars . "Build the pig wall". "In ...

Trump Blasts FOX News Reporters, Pundit Ann Coulter Trump Blasts FOX News Reporters, Pundit Ann Coulter

Coulter has harshly criticized Trump for agreeing to temporarily reopen government without funds for his desired border wall, a retreat by the President that ended the record-breaking partial government shutdown more than a month after its start.

Thailand receives Bahrain request for detained football player Thailand receives Bahrain request for detained football player

Writing that he had taken a personal interest in Mr Al-Araibi's case, Mr Morrison told the Thai leader that returning the semi-professional footballer to Bahrain would infringe his human rights . "If it is, then the request must be denied", he sai...

Trevor, the 'world's loneliest duck,' dies in dog attack Trevor, the 'world's loneliest duck,' dies in dog attack

The BBC reports that the duck , who is thought to have come from New Zealand , Tonga or another Pacific island, was named after Trevor Mallard, speaker of the New Zealand Parliament. "There are no rivers, streams or lakes here, so Trevor chose ...

Tornado hits Havana, killing three and injuring 172 people Tornado hits Havana, killing three and injuring 172 people

Police officers on the scene early Monday said 73 people were injured and hospitalized in the 10th of October section but no one had died. Much of the housing in Havana is in dire condition due to years without maintenance, and building collapses...

Twitter Blows Up After UAE 'Gender Equality' Award Won Entirely by Men Twitter Blows Up After UAE 'Gender Equality' Award Won Entirely by Men

According to the Dubai government, the prizes are awarded to "initiatives and programmes undertaken by various government entities to promote equal opportunities for both men and women". She is the head of the UAE's Gender Balance Council and the w...

Snow and ice to bite across the country Snow and ice to bite across the country

In the weather warning on the forecasting services website it says: 'There is a small chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel. Lines of showers run in from the w...

Chinese rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang jailed for 'subversion' Chinese rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang jailed for 'subversion'

It said Wang's political rights were also being withheld for five years. Wang is one of more than 200 lawyers and activists who were swept up in a 2015 crackdown aimed at courtroom critics of Communist authorities. As the Party has been making clea...

Houston shooting: Five police officers shot, suspect 'down' Houston shooting: Five police officers shot, suspect 'down'

Five police officers were struck by gunfire in Houston on Monday, police said . One of the officers was transported to the hospital by helicopter, Gamaldi said. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner posted on Twitter that, "Suspect in the HPD shooting ...

30-year-old orca dies at SeaWorld’s Orlando park 30-year-old orca dies at SeaWorld’s Orlando park

A postmortem examination is scheduled in the coming days, and a cause of death likely won't be publicly known for weeks. - SeaWorld Orlando announced that one of their orcas has died. SeaWorld has 20 orcas left at its parks. The animal rights gro...

Brokaw says he feels awful commentary offended Hispanics Brokaw says he feels awful commentary offended Hispanics

Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro simultaneously accused Brokaw of passing "xenophobia" off as political commentary. Although he has since pulled the apology rip cord multiple times, the darn thing doesn't want to open. "If you do that these days,...

US Lifts Sanctions on Rusal, Other Firms Linked to Oligarch Deripaska US Lifts Sanctions on Rusal, Other Firms Linked to Oligarch Deripaska

Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today lifted sanctions imposed on..." En+,... Rusal, and... EuroSibEnergo... following an earlier notification submitted to Congress on December 19, 2018... In addition, En+ annou...

Michael Cohen shakes up legal team Michael Cohen shakes up legal team

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen has now agreed to give closed testimony to the House Intelligence Committee. Trump's former attorney and long-time fixer had initially accepted an invitation to testify during an open session before the House Ove...

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