Sunday April 5-th, 2020

May's days numbered after Cabinet mutiny over her Brexit plan

The final straw of her doomed premiership came when a last-gasp effort to win support for her Withdrawal Agreement Bill backfired spectacularly and it became obvious her Brexit deal was dead in the water. It was a "step too far" to ask Tory MPs to vo...

Trump orders intelligence community to cooperate with review on Russia probe origins Trump orders intelligence community to cooperate with review on Russia probe origins

President Donald Trump has allowed his attorney general to declassify information about what prompted the Russiagate investigation - and ordered the heads of the intelligence agencies to cooperate with the reveal. Last month, Barr ran into a buzz s...

Hong Kong Political Activists Granted Asylum in Germany Hong Kong Political Activists Granted Asylum in Germany

Germany's Interior Ministry would not confirm the identities of the people due to privacy regulations, but it did say it had granted asylum to two people from Hong Kong asylum in 2018. He said he didn't dare contact them fearing authorities would m...

'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh released from prison 'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh released from prison

When Lindh was captured in Afghanistan in 2001, he told USA forces why he made a decision to join the Taliban , saying, "my heart became attached to them". He dropped out of school and converted to Islam at the age of 16, moving to Yemen the next ...

US not seeking war with Iran, says top defense official US not seeking war with Iran, says top defense official

Iran has portrayed the hot and cold rhetoric as evidence Trump is being goaded into war against his better judgment by hardline aides such as National Security Adviser John Bolton. Smith said Pompeo was asked why it took so long to brief Congress. ...

Yemen's Houthis: Drone attacked Saudi airport Yemen's Houthis: Drone attacked Saudi airport

The White House did not respond to a request for comment. "I am deeply concerned about the rumors that the Administration plans to bypass Congress and sell weapons to foreign governments, including the UAE and Saudi Arabia , one of the worst human...

Trump Announces $16B In Aid To Farmers Hurt By Trade War Trump Announces $16B In Aid To Farmers Hurt By Trade War

Trump's aggressive tariff strategy, especially against China , has drawn stiff retaliation from Beijing and others created to hit the United States where it hurts: farm country. "It's a good time to be a farmer. Yet it's been all talk and no action...

Utah climber dies on Mount Everest in 7 summit bid Utah climber dies on Mount Everest in 7 summit bid

Though his cause of death is now unclear, Donald's children, Brandalin and Tanner Cash, told KSL TV they believe their father had suffered a heart attack and collapsed. Donald's tragic death marks the twelfth fatal incident to occur in the mountain...

Nigel Farage shelters on campaign bus to avoid milkshake attack Nigel Farage shelters on campaign bus to avoid milkshake attack

He was greeted warmly by the majority of people and was constantly surrounded by a throng of around 30 fans. "There are a couple of guys standing over there with milkshakes , they were going to throw them over him". And though Farage's security we...

Facebook removed a staggering 2.19 billion fake accounts in the first quarter Facebook removed a staggering 2.19 billion fake accounts in the first quarter

The number for fake accounts actioned is very skewed by simplistic attacks, which don't represent real harm or even a real risk of harm. Facebook said the number accounts it took action against increased "due to automated attacks by bad actors ...

OH native's quest ends tragically after reaching the top of Mount Everest

Before the incident, Donald had just achieved a lifelong dream of becoming a member of the Seven Summits Club. "He taught us that nothing was impossible", Brandalin Cash, his daughter, told KSL-TV , adding that Everest was "big finishing aspect of...

U.S. justice department announces 17 new charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

The indictment accuses Assange and WikiLeaks of having "repeatedly sought, obtained, and disseminated information that the United States classified due to the serious risk that unauthorized disclosure could harm the national security of the Uni...

#deniedmyvote: EU citizens turned away at European election polling stations #deniedmyvote: EU citizens turned away at European election polling stations

Nigel Farage's new Brexit Party is expected to do well, at the expense of the Tories and UKIP, and many Remainers are likely to vote for the Liberal Democrats or Change UK. If there were an election and the Conservatives lost, the victor would be ...

Iran’s Security Council: No talks with USA ‘under any circumstances’ Iran’s Security Council: No talks with USA ‘under any circumstances’

Khosravi said there had been an uptick in official delegations travelling to Tehran from various capitals, although " most of them are coming on behalf of America ". U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of the nuclear deal with Iran a year ago an...

Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting

Botswana's government said Wednesday that it has lifted its ban on elephant hunting. Botswana is home to the world's largest elephant population, with about 130,000 living in the southern African country. The government said the number of elephants...

Canada sends delegation to China to press release of citizens

While Canada has denounced China's detention of Canadian citizens Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor as arbitrary and illegal, and the United States has piled on with support for its northern neighbor, the Canadian government earlier this month gr...

Canadian Hurricane Centre releases 2019 Atlantic forecast Canadian Hurricane Centre releases 2019 Atlantic forecast

NOAA says there's a 40% chance of a normal season, with 30% chances of stronger and weaker seasons. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting that a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year. NOAA warned...

U.S. Suspects Chemical Attack In Syria, Denounces Russian 'Disinformation Campaign' U.S. Suspects Chemical Attack In Syria, Denounces Russian 'Disinformation Campaign'

Russian Federation and Turkey, the key ally of the rebels, in September reached an agreement that nominally protects Idlib amid fears for the safety of some three million people in the northwestern area. But it ushered in a relative drop in violence ...

Nigel Farage Trapped on Campaign Bus 'For Ages’ by Protesters with Milkshakes Nigel Farage Trapped on Campaign Bus 'For Ages’ by Protesters with Milkshakes

Three anti-Brexit party activists turned up with milkshakes , they were laughed at and spoken to by the police and put their drinks down. Bus driver Micheal Bolton reportedly told the Kent Live website Farage made a decision to stay on the bus.

Bank CEO charged with trying to trade loans for Trump post Bank CEO charged with trying to trade loans for Trump post

Calk is charged with financial institution bribery, prosecutors say, for "corruptly using his position as the head of a federally insured bank to issue millions of dollars in high-risk loans to a borrower in exchange for a personal benefit: assista...

Infant dies after being left inside hot Florida day care van Infant dies after being left inside hot Florida day care van

Investigators said they didn't know why or how the child was left in the vehicle. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the daycare at 1.08pm after the baby's mother discovered her body in the van, the employee explained to First Coa...

Pakistan successfully conducts training launch of Shaheen-II ballistic missile Pakistan successfully conducts training launch of Shaheen-II ballistic missile

A statement from the military says the surface-to-surface Shaheen-II missile, which has a range of 1,500 kilometers, or 932 miles, was launched on Thursday and ended in the Arabian Sea . Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi spoke with hi...

Trump, Democrats square off in court over Deutsche Bank documents Trump, Democrats square off in court over Deutsche Bank documents

Trump said last month that the administration was "fighting all the subpoenas" issued by the House, hardening his position after the release of a redacted report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller on how Russian Federation interfered in the 2016...

Mystery of rise in ozone harming gases is revealed Mystery of rise in ozone harming gases is revealed

Because scientists have noticed the chemical increase in the atmosphere early, "that gives us a really good chance to make sure they don't do too much damage", he said. Between 2008 and 2012, eastern China emitted an average of about 6,400 metric ton...

'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh to be released from prison 'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh to be released from prison

Lindh, photographed as a wild-eyed, bearded 20-year-old at his capture, will leave a federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana on probation after serving 17 years of a 20-year sentence, according to a prison official. Lindh's parents Marilyn Walker and ...