Newshour, Poland: Protests mount over Supreme Court "purge"

Two separate letters, signed by MEPs across the political spectrum and former Polish leaders, demand that the Commission take swift action to halt a controversial judiciary reform in Poland , already closely watched by Brussels for fears that it thr... More..

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Trump Says U.S. Tariffs On Chinese Goods Could Exceed $500 Billion
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Trump Says U.S. Tariffs On Chinese Goods Could Exceed $500 Billion

A US industry source said: "There is a 99 percent chance that tariffs go into force on Friday". "We can probably say that the trade war has officially started", said Chen Feixiang, professor of applied ec...More..

Trump will meet one-on-one with Putin, ambassador confirms
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Trump will meet one-on-one with Putin, ambassador confirms

President Putin, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and other Russian officials have, on many occasions, stated that Russia is interested in good relations with the U.S., which are based on mutual respect, adding...More..

Scandal-Plagued EPA Administrator Pruitt Resigns
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Scandal-Plagued EPA Administrator Pruitt Resigns

Pruitt made no mention of the various ethics complaints in his resignation letter, instead praising Trump for having "blessed me personally and enabled me to advance your agenda beyond what anyone anticip...More..

U.S. Senate panel backs intelligence agencies on Russia-Trump conclusions
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

U.S. Senate panel backs intelligence agencies on Russia-Trump conclusions

The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence said Tuesday that a 2017 report by intelligence community agencies concluding the Russian government meddled in the 2016 US election is "supported by the evidence"....More..

The results from Trump's office of immigrant crime are underwhelming
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

The results from Trump's office of immigrant crime are underwhelming

While an estimated 2,000 immigrant children wait to reunite with their families, tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of downtown Chicago to participate in the Families Belong Together rally. Joe...More..

The Holy Family Detained By ICE
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

The Holy Family Detained By ICE

During nationwide protests last month, the Rev. Ron Verblaauw, pastor of Rutherford Congregational Church in New Jersey, told NBC New York: "Separating children from families is the first sign we are not th...More..

Mike Pompeo heading to North Korea for nuclear talks
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Mike Pompeo heading to North Korea for nuclear talks

The report comes amid talks between North Korea and U.S. officials on denuclearization; U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is heading to the Asian nation on July 5 for talks, the White House confirmed on M...More..

Donald Trump Law Enforcement Appointees Previously Worked for ICE Contractors
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Donald Trump Law Enforcement Appointees Previously Worked for ICE Contractors

The president called Democrats "weak" on immigration and twice mentioned the November elections - where immigration and his administration's "zero tolerance" policy at the border will be a top issue. "Actin...More..

Iran summons 3 EU envoys after diplomat's arrest
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Iran summons 3 EU envoys after diplomat's arrest

The couple, Amir S., 38, and Nasimeh N., 33, were picked up by police on Saturday in the Woluwé-Saint-Pierre neighborhood of Brussels. Three other people were also arrested in France in connection with the ...More..

President Macron's rallying call to Nigerians
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

President Macron's rallying call to Nigerians

So if I have one message for young people, it's this: "'Yes, politics is important; yes, be involved'". He told reporters travelling with him: "I like Nigeria a lot". It also doesn't hurt that Macron interned...More..

Tropical Depression Two forms in the Atlantic
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Tropical Depression Two forms in the Atlantic

The depression is located between the Cabo Verde Islands and the Lesser Antilles, southeast of the Caribbean Sea. Parts of the Lesser Antilles will likely still get heavy rain and gusty wind even if the syste...More..

Theresa May warned failure to deliver Brexit would be 'catastrophic'
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Theresa May warned failure to deliver Brexit would be 'catastrophic'

There is speculation the PM could be about to lay out plans for such a "soft Brexit ". Ill-feeling within the Tory party has focused on the role played by Mr Rees-Mogg, leader of the pro-Brexit European Rese...More..

At least six protesters arrested after hanging banner from Statue of Liberty
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

At least six protesters arrested after hanging banner from Statue of Liberty

News helicopter video showed two New York Police Department officers, attached to tethers, climb up to the base around 6:15 p.m. Ellis Island, located next to Liberty Island, served as a processing center for...More..

NCT of Delhi v. Lt. governor: Supreme Court to pronounce verdict tomorrow
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

NCT of Delhi v. Lt. governor: Supreme Court to pronounce verdict tomorrow

Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said the verdict was not a vindication for the AAP since the ruling that the lieutenant governor is bound by the government's advice "has always been so", PTI ...More..

Putin, Trump might discuss oil market situation
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Putin, Trump might discuss oil market situation

Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday that if both sides agree, Putin and Trump could meet tete-a-tete without their aides before the start of the official meeting on July 16. Lavrov, speaking in English, sai...More..

Will Amy Coney Barrett be Trump's Supreme Court pick?
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Will Amy Coney Barrett be Trump's Supreme Court pick?

President Donald Trump has spoken with seven potential candidates and is set to announce his decision on Monday. "I had a very, very interesting morning", Trump said on Monday, according to the Post, which r...More..

New Zealand court rejects Kim Dotcom's appeal over USA extradition
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

New Zealand court rejects Kim Dotcom's appeal over USA extradition

The accused have always denied that this is the case, with many arguing that blaming piracy on Kim DotCom is a bit like blaming Louis Vuitton when someone smuggles cocaine in your designer suitcase. "I will a...More..

Man and woman critical after being exposed to 'mystery substance' identified
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Man and woman critical after being exposed to 'mystery substance' identified

Britain accused Russian Federation of poisoning Skripal with Novichok nerve agent , the first known offensive use of such a chemical weapon on European soil since the second world war. The statement from Wil...More..

Putin, Donald Trump may meet without aides in Helsinki
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Putin, Donald Trump may meet without aides in Helsinki

Sen. "We look into the future with optimism and are ready for cooperation on all fronts", he said. "I hope your visit will be a symbol of restoring relations between the two parliaments", Lavrov told them dur...More..

French murderer escapes from prison by helicopter
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

French murderer escapes from prison by helicopter

An old brochure for the facility, published before it was constructed in 2011, boasted of an "exceptional" penitentiary that would feature diverse landscaping: There would be meadows, embankments, ditches to re...More..

Putin, Trump to discuss Syria at July meeting
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Putin, Trump to discuss Syria at July meeting

The meeting will be closely watched by USA allies in Europe and critics of the Kremlin back in America. "I don't think it's unusual for President Trump and President Putin to meet", Bolton told reporters ...More..

Hosepipe ban for County Kildare
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Hosepipe ban for County Kildare

Commenting on the ongoing situation, Irish Water's Corporate Affairs Manager, Kate Gannon said: "We thank the public for their water conservation efforts to date". Top tips include taking a shorter shower , ...More..

Bruised but still standing: Merkel survives coalition migrant dispute
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Bruised but still standing: Merkel survives coalition migrant dispute

The deal's details, reported by Deutsche Welle , involves a "new border regime" that will prevent asylum seekers entering Germany whose "asylum procedures are the responsibility of other European Union nations...More..

Federal agencies reportedly broaden probe of Facebook
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Federal agencies reportedly broaden probe of Facebook

A Facebook representative confirmed the investigations after the Washington Post broke the story Monday night. Additionally, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Trade Commission hav...More..

Archbishop Wilson sentenced to 12 months' detention for abuse cover-up
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Archbishop Wilson sentenced to 12 months' detention for abuse cover-up

Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson has been sentenced to 12 months detention for concealing child sexual abuse. On Tuesday, the court ordered Wilson to be assessed for "home detention" - meaning he will proba...More..

Pompeo to head to North Korea as doubts mount about its intentions
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Pompeo to head to North Korea as doubts mount about its intentions

One reporter asked about weekend reports that North Korea is either continuing or enhancing its nuclear program or seeking to deceive the Trump administration. In August 2017, Trump promised "fire and fur...More..

Trump interviews Indian-American Amul Thapar for SC judge nominee
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Trump interviews Indian-American Amul Thapar for SC judge nominee

But there's less here than meets the eye. He has the backing of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican. "If we put another two or perhaps three justices on, that's really what's going to be, tha...More..

Trump ditches Obama guidelines which told colleges to consider applicants' race
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Trump ditches Obama guidelines which told colleges to consider applicants' race

The court's most recent significant ruling on the subject endorsed colleges' use of race among many factors in the admission process. This wasn't necssarily at odds with Court precedent, but it very well could ...More..

Israel gives 60 tonnes of food, equipment and medicine to displaced Syrians
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Israel gives 60 tonnes of food, equipment and medicine to displaced Syrians

On Sunday, rebels in the major town of Bosra al-Sham reportedly agreed to lay down their arms and accept President Bashar al-Assad's rule. "My Office has also received reports that in the last few days, civ...More..