Statue of Liberty Climber Unrepentant; Trump Calls Her a 'Clown'

Therese Okoumou is surrounded by supporters as she leaves Federal court in NY. Although she received much scorn for causing a disruption during her high flying protest, Okoumou was not contrite. No child belongs in a cage. Okoumou , who goes... More..

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Robben Island Museum doubles down on CEO SleepOut denial
by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

Robben Island Museum doubles down on CEO SleepOut denial

The ongoing saga involving the CEO SleepOut and the Robben Island Museum (RIM) over the proposed auctioning of Nelson Mandela's cell just won't go away. The CEO SleepOut website, however, says the prison event ...More..

by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

Father Who Killed His Two Children In Pennant Hills Found Dead

The suspect's body was found at another home in Normanhurst, about seven kilometres from the scene of the initial killings, early on Friday morning, NSW Police have confirmed. We do believe it could well be dom...More..

by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

Mike Pompeo holds talks in North Korea

After a cordial and relaxed first meeting on Friday night, a little more tension was on display Saturday morning as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met again with North Korean leaders on a trip to Pyongyang me...More..

Terrorists groups hand over weapons to Syrian army
by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

Terrorists groups hand over weapons to Syrian army

Rebels who did not wish to come back under Assad's rule would leave for the opposition stronghold in northwest Syria, they said. "They didn't win militarily, it was only the agreements with rebels in some are...More..

by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

11 killed as torrential rain hits Japan

These prefectures include those in the Kansai region, including Osaka, which is still reeling from a powerful quake that hit the area in June. Twelve people were dead and at least 54 others remain unaccounted...More..

RCMP make arrest for Humboldt Broncos bus crash
by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

RCMP make arrest for Humboldt Broncos bus crash

The only thing the Mounties have said to this point is that the truck was in the intersection when the collision occurred. Police offered few details of what led them to lay the charges. Someone has been char...More..

EPA chief Pruitt resigns amid ethics scandals
by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

EPA chief Pruitt resigns amid ethics scandals

After months spent staggering beneath the weight of roughly a dozen official ethics probes , mounting bipartisan criticism and one used mattress , Scott Pruitt made a decision to lay down his mantle as ...More..

Alabama woman charged in death of dog left in auto
by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

Alabama woman charged in death of dog left in auto

Thomas told al.com she doesn't understand why she was in the store for hours and learned something was wrong after she checked out when a Walmart worker said, "The police are looking for you". Thomas confessed ...More..

North Carolina man who challenged black family's use of pool loses job
by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

North Carolina man who challenged black family's use of pool loses job

The caller identified himself as Adam Bloom and that he was the "Chairman of the Pool". Police Chief Catrina Thompson has warned that her officers "will not be used as pawns to further someone's dislike for...More..

Elon Musk offers help in Thailand cave rescue
by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

Elon Musk offers help in Thailand cave rescue

Citing a Tesla spokesperson, The Sydney Morning Herald reports the company is in talks with Thai authorities, but they are not believed to have taken Musk up on his offers to help. Over the past couple d...More..

Trump's Mar-a-Lago seeks to hire 61 foreign workers
by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

Trump's Mar-a-Lago seeks to hire 61 foreign workers

In order to obtain H-2B visas, employers are required to prove there aren't enough USA workers who are " able, willing, qualified and available " to do the work. "People don't want a short-term job", Trump said...More..

Texas woman shoots carjacker trying to steal SUV with kids inside
by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

Texas woman shoots carjacker trying to steal SUV with kids inside

Before she returned to the pump, Booker-Hicks saw a man get into her auto. The suspect turned around and looked at the frantic mother - "with his eyes bugged" - but kept going, she said. He was in stable but ...More..

Federation Internationale de Football Association invites trapped Thai team to World Cup final
by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

Federation Internationale de Football Association invites trapped Thai team to World Cup final

There was also a disheartening setback Friday with the death of a former Thai navy SEAL diving in flooded passageways to deliver oxygen supplies. Experienced divers have to walk on rocky terrain against stron...More..

Sweden 'tough to beat', warns coach ahead of England World Cup clash
by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

Sweden 'tough to beat', warns coach ahead of England World Cup clash

I'm waiting for tomorrow's match to deliver a much better performance here", the captain said. "They think they are going to win and they will get an unpleasant surprise on Saturday". If Sweden wins this game...More..

Novichok victim Dawn Sturgess caught on CCTV hours before poisoning
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Novichok victim Dawn Sturgess caught on CCTV hours before poisoning

The pair, Charlie Rowley , 45, and Dawn Sturgess , 44 are in hospital in Salisbury after being exposed to the nerve in Amesbury in Wiltshire, just eight miles from where former Russian double agent Serge...More..

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte Tells Off Trump Right To His Face
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte Tells Off Trump Right To His Face

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, July 2, 2018 , in Washington. Asked if he planned to pull out of the WTO...More..

Three YouTube vloggers die in waterfall plunge
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Three YouTube vloggers die in waterfall plunge

Three Canadians who shared their love of travel with 1.1 million subscribers on Instagram and another 500,000 subscribers on YouTube died this week after tumbling over a waterfall. They are known for postin...More..

Iran tells European Union to implement guarantees before United States sanctions return
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Iran tells European Union to implement guarantees before United States sanctions return

The Iran nuclear deal looked in doubt on Friday as European powers failed to convince Tehran that they would be able to fully compensate for economic losses caused by the US's exit. A senior USA military lead...More..

Trump says he will 'reject judicial activism' in Supreme Court pick
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Trump says he will 'reject judicial activism' in Supreme Court pick

Last year, Sens. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, and Joe Manchin of West Virginia were the only three Democrats to break from their party and vote to confirm Trump nominee Neil Gorsuch ...More..

United States using DNA to reunite children with migrant parents
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

United States using DNA to reunite children with migrant parents

It will be done, he vowed. It filed court papers last week saying it believed it had the right, under the current settlement, to hold children longer in order to enable family reunification and prevent future...More..

State Dept pushes back on suggestion it's softening stance on North Korea
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

State Dept pushes back on suggestion it's softening stance on North Korea

Two US officials and other sources familiar with preparations for the trip say the top US diplomat is expected to get some clarity on other issues: the return of US service member remains from the Korean War,...More..

Ottawa eager to restart NAFTA talks, even if Trump’s in no rush
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Ottawa eager to restart NAFTA talks, even if Trump’s in no rush

Canada also signaled last week that it was losing interest in a fair trade agreement saying that it doesn't think the renegotiation of NAFTA will happen. "Companies as large as General Motors and as small as Lu...More..

Malaysia Suspends Three China-Backed Infrastructure Projects
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Malaysia Suspends Three China-Backed Infrastructure Projects

Najib courted billions of dollars of Chinese investment and was one of Southeast Asia's most enthusiastic supporters of President Xi Jinping's signature Belt and Road Initiative. Mahathir's government has also ...More..

Trump Considered An Invasion Of Venezuela, ‘The Independent’ Reports
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Trump Considered An Invasion Of Venezuela, ‘The Independent’ Reports

Tillerson and McMaster vehemently opposed the notion, advising the president that the mere suggestion of force would risk losing hard-won support and political capital amongst Latin American governments now rid...More..

Dozens missing after tourist boat capsizes off Thailand
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Dozens missing after tourist boat capsizes off Thailand

Fifty-six passengers remain unaccounted for after the Phoenix went down on Thursday afternoon, after being battered by five metre (15-feet) high storm waves. Thai rescue personnel carry a body bag bearing the...More..

Pakistan court gives 10-year jail to Sharif in 1st corruption case
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Pakistan court gives 10-year jail to Sharif in 1st corruption case

The country's National Accountability Bureau handed down the verdict Friday, pairing it with a seven-year sentence for his daughter Maryam, who many consider his political heir. Islamabad-based accountability c...More..

Donald Trump attacks ‘Pocahontas’ Elizabeth Warren while mocking Me Too movement
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Donald Trump attacks ‘Pocahontas’ Elizabeth Warren while mocking Me Too movement

Tester, 61, previously raised Trump's ire when he publicly opposed and criticized the president's initial choice for Veterans Affairs secretary, Rear Adm. After the speech, Warren, D-Mass., hit back. Elizabe...More..

'Trump baby' balloon cleared to fly over London during President's visit
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

'Trump baby' balloon cleared to fly over London during President's visit

With the city's permission , the blimp can be flown for two hours, but cannot go any higher than 30 meters off the ground; it will be grounded in Parliament Square Garden. They will then travel to Chequers, th...More..

Scott Pruitt resigns from EPA
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Scott Pruitt resigns from EPA

The new EPA administrator's other affiliations include serving as the vice president of the Washington Coal Club , an organization made up of 300 coal producers, lawmakers, and energy industry executives, acco...More..