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Two teenagers die after getting into difficulty swimming Two teenagers die after getting into difficulty swimming
- June 01, 2018

The alarm was raised at around 3.30pm yesterday afternoon, after the boys disappeared below the surface of the water and didn't re-emerge. They are both believed to be from Ennis. However, despite the efforts of medical personnell both boys were pronounced dead this Thursday evening. The school has said offers of support have been pouring in, and that psychologists are supporting and advising teachers in their support of students and their families following the tragedy. (more...)
Bill Browder, Kremlin Critic, Briefly Arrested In Spain For Murky Reasons Bill Browder, Kremlin Critic, Briefly Arrested In Spain For Murky Reasons
- June 01, 2018

He has been one of the main proponents of the Russian Federation sanctions law in the USA known as the Magnitsky Act - named for his former lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died in suspicious circumstances in 2009. Bill Browder, a prominent critic of Vladimir Putin was shortly detained in Spain under a Russian warrant. A spokeswoman for Spain's National Police Corps told Business Insider on Wednesday morning that Madrid police thought they were acting on Interpol instructions. (more...)
South Sudan leader, rebel leader should meet: Regional bloc South Sudan leader, rebel leader should meet: Regional bloc
- June 01, 2018

It asked Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to report by June 30 on whether fighting is taking place and "a viable political agreement" has been reached. It also targeted Koang Rambang, governor of Bieh State, who the United States accused of leading military attacks and obstructing aid to civilians; and cabinet affairs minister Martin Elia Lomuro. (more...)
Soros warns US-Europe alliance 'destruction' may cause major crisis
- June 01, 2018

Soros's comments came as Italy, the European Union's fourth largest economy after Germany, UK and France, is nearly certain to go to the polls again just months after populist parties on the left and right made giant inroads. "But the British public must express its support by a convincing margin in order to be taken seriously by Europe". "He is now posing as the defender of his version of a Christian Europe, that is challenging the values on which the European Union was founded". (more...)
Spanish PM faces no-confidence vote
- June 01, 2018

His party's first scandal, known as the Gurtel case, emerged in 2013 and led to the arrest of PP senator, and long standing treasurer, Luis Barcenas. That prompted the no-confidence motion, which was filed last week after a court said it had uncovered a vast system of bribes given to former PP officials in exchange for lucrative public contracts between 1999 and 2005. (more...)
United States warns of ability to take down Chinese artificial islands
- June 01, 2018

The United States claims the area is considered worldwide waters, while China asserts its right to the islands and saw the move as a threat. The comments were not surprising, Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular press briefing on Thursday, given that "those who seek and indulge in hegemony will always think that others are coveting their own hegemony". (more...)
USA threatens to veto Palestinian protection resolution at UN USA threatens to veto Palestinian protection resolution at UN
- June 01, 2018

Nikki Haley told the UN Wednesday that to condemn Israel while excusing Hamas' actions is wrong. Diplomats say Palestinians may turn to the UN General Assembly if the draft resolution is opposed by the US. Kuwait, the non-permanent council representative of Arab nations, blocked a USA -drafted statement at the meeting. The United Nations Security Council convened on Wednesday to discuss the violence, following a USA request for an urgent meeting. (more...)
Trump's Blagojevich clemency musings bring out the tweet scorn Trump's Blagojevich clemency musings bring out the tweet scorn
- June 01, 2018

Scooter Libby, another of Trump's pardon recipients, was also prosecuted by Fitzgerald. 'I think to a certain extent Martha Stewart was harshly and unfairly treated, ' he said. And it doesn't- he shouldn't have been put in jail, ' he said. He's not my party. "I've always felt he was very unfairly treated", Mr. Trump said on Air Force One. (more...)
Michael Cohen's lawyer blasts Avenatti Michael Cohen's lawyer blasts Avenatti
- June 01, 2018

Cohen and Avenatti - as well as attorneys for Trump and federal prosecutors - appeared in federal court on Wednesday for the hearing related to the April 9 FBI raid of Cohen's personal properties. Hendon noted Avenatti had volunteered this information to the court in filings. "I don't know if we can make that", another Cohen lawyer, Stephen Ryan , said of the June 15 deadline. (more...)
China to host Iranian president amid nuclear deal doubt China to host Iranian president amid nuclear deal doubt
- June 01, 2018

Iran's production of non-nuclear missiles and support for foreign groups were not covered by the 2015 nuclear accords reached under the administration of former President Barack Obama. Russian President Vladimir Putin will also attend the meeting. Meanwhile, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on Monday that Beijing will host Iranian President Hassan Rouhani next month at a regional summit. (more...)
Date, location for Kim summit hasn't changed Date, location for Kim summit hasn't changed
- June 01, 2018

A senior North Korean official and the top US diplomat had dinner in NY on Wednesday as President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un try to salvage prospects for a high-stakes nuclear summit. "He is a tough negotiator and an expert on inter-Korean talks, but it is true that he had been a symbol of hawks rather than harmony and reconciliation until this year", said Moon Sang-gyun, a former South Korean defense official. (more...)
Netanyahu was ready to attack Iran in 2011
- June 01, 2018

After consulting with colleagues and officials, Pardo made a decision to oppose the instruction to prepare for the strike that was presented to him by Netanyahu and then defense minister Ehud Barak. "These things have enormous significance", Pardo told the Israeli show. "It's not something that you're permitted to do just for practice. I checked with former heads of Mossad, I talked to legal advisers, I consulted with anyone I could consult with to understand who was authorized to give ... (more...)
Trump considering clemencies for Martha Stewart, Rod Blagojevich
- June 01, 2018

Senate seat former President Barack Obama vacated in 2008 for campaign funds. "He's given us something that has been hard to come by recently". D'Souza said in one tweet that the students had received the "worst news since their parents told them to get summer jobs". (more...)
Paris Libya conference: Paris Libya conference: "Vague objectives aren't constructive"
- June 01, 2018

An aide to French president Emmanuel Macron said the Libyan leaders had agreed in principle to a roadmap that would pave the way for parliamentary and presidential elections, if possible before the end of the year. The International Crisis Group has sated that France's decision to host Libya's main political and military leaders on 29 May is both audacious and risky . (more...)
Ex-FBI official McCabe gives memo on Comey firing to Mueller Ex-FBI official McCabe gives memo on Comey firing to Mueller
- June 01, 2018

To Mr. McCabe, that seemed like possible evidence that Mr. Comey's firing was actually related to the F.B.I.'s investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation, and that Mr. The administration published letters from Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, outlining Comey's conduct at the time . Rosenstein took notes about the exchange, according to the Times' sources. (more...)
Couple face church wedding ban for supporting abortion Couple face church wedding ban for supporting abortion
- May 31, 2018

Father Patrick McCafferty, of Corpus Christi Parish in Belfast said that Catholics who do not agree with the Church's stance on abortion can "get married in City Hall" rather than being "hypocritical and dishonest by using the church for a day". (more...)
Televangelist: Jesus told me to get 4th private jet Televangelist: Jesus told me to get 4th private jet
- May 31, 2018

The Louisiana-based ministry of Jesse Duplantis has already paid cash for three other private planes, but he says God told him "I want you to believe in me for a Falcon 7X". "I really believe that preachers oughta have and go on every available voice, every available outlet to get this gospel preached to the world". "The reason I'm happy about it is because I haven't done anything wrong, and I haven't raised any money for that plane", Duplantis said. (more...)
US Hits EU, Canada and Mexico With Metal Tariffs Despite Brussels' Backlash US Hits EU, Canada and Mexico With Metal Tariffs Despite Brussels' Backlash
- May 31, 2018

Shares of U.S. steel manufacturers were jumping in early trading Thursday after The Wall Street Journal reported that President Donald Trump was ready to announce tariffs on European Union, Mexican, and Canadian steel imported into the country. (more...)
Reporter beaten to death in lawless, drug-riven northern Mexico Reporter beaten to death in lawless, drug-riven northern Mexico
- May 31, 2018

His corpse was discovered Tuesday on a narrow road in Ciudad Victoria, his shirt and trousers soaked in blood, wearing only one shoe, according to an image by Agence France-Presse. Asking questions about powerful drug cartels or government corruption can be a deadly job in Mexico. Gonzalez is the sixth journalist to be killed in the country in 2018. (more...)
Italy heads to new elections as caretaker PM named Italy heads to new elections as caretaker PM named
- May 31, 2018

He had previously given up a mandate to form a government at the weekend after Italy's President Mattarella rejected the parties' choice for economy minister. Savona's euroscepticism was enough for Mattarella to reject his appointment and the coalition unraveled as a result. "All the conditions have been fulfilled for a political, 5-Star and League government", 5-Star chief Di Maio and far-right League leader Salvini said in a joint statement after several hours of talks in central Rome. (more...)

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