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Facebook faces maximum fine in British Cambridge Analytica inquiry Facebook faces maximum fine in British Cambridge Analytica inquiry
- July 11, 2018

Normally, the ICO does not reveal its initial findings but said it had done so in this case because of the heightened public interest in the matter. In response, Erin Egan, Facebook's chief privacy officer said: "As we have said before, we should have done more to investigate claims about Cambridge Analytica and take action in 2015". (more...)
Trump Says Germany Is Controlled By Russia at NATO Meet Trump Says Germany Is Controlled By Russia at NATO Meet
- July 11, 2018

Trump has long complained that European Nato members do not pay enough for their own defence, accusing them of freeloading on America and singling out Germany for particular criticism. "It's certainly going to be an interesting time with NATO", Trump told journalists. Both countries will be well-served in the meantime by the British parliament's recent decision to ratify the deal, known as CETA, said Joseph Pickerill, a spokesman for International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe ... (more...)
'Racist' woman 'battered Mexican man, 92, with concrete block' 'Racist' woman 'battered Mexican man, 92, with concrete block'
- July 11, 2018

They believe Rodriguez was attacked from behind. Rodriguez was eventually assisted by a witness who called 911, and the suspects ran away. Borjas tried to defend the man, but she said that the woman threatened her with a brick. 'We are concerned, especially with the type of crime they committed , ' Deputy D'Angelo Robinson said. Rodriguez, who is a legal USA resident with a multigenerational American family, was reportedly told to go back to his country during the incident, a witness told ... (more...)
Police speak to novichok victim Charlie Rowley Police speak to novichok victim Charlie Rowley
- July 11, 2018

Basu told reporters the priority was to determine how Sturgess and her partner, 45-year-old Charlie Rowley who is critically ill, came across an item contaminated with Novichok , developed by the Soviet military during the Cold War. Ms Sturgess, 44, lived in Salisbury, and the couple had been in the city before going to Mr Rowley's flat in nearby Amesbury on Friday 29 June. Ms Sturgess, who had a daughter aged 11 and two sons aged 19 and 23, had... (more...)
Turkey fires thousands of civil servants ahead of Erdogan's swearing Turkey fires thousands of civil servants ahead of Erdogan's swearing
- July 11, 2018

Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on July 7 that restrictions imposed on the passports of 181,500 people in the wake of the July 2016 coup attempt will be lifted within a few days. Turkish authorities have detained tens of thousands of people, including civil servants, journalists, and teachers in a crackdown on alleged Gulen supporters that followed the coup. (more...)
ECP postpones election in PK-78 after Peshawar blast ECP postpones election in PK-78 after Peshawar blast
- July 11, 2018

Awami National Party President Asfandyar Wali Khan speaking to media on July 11, 2018. Police said the bomber struck when Bilour was about to address some 200 supporters. Sartaj Khan, an ANP supporter, sustained wounds on his feet. "The last thing I saw was a big ball of fire ". A police officer in plain clothes collects evidence from the site after a suicide attack during an election campaign meeting in Peshawar , Pakistan. (more...)
Rescue mission day two : four more boys evacuated Rescue mission day two : four more boys evacuated
- July 11, 2018

But he could not confirm if all five would come out today. He said the metal tube of the device is "light enough to be carried by 2 divers, small enough to get through narrow gaps" in the cave system. Describing Monday's rescue, the first source said the boys arrived at Chamber 3 at 4pm after being rescued by foreign and Navy Seal divers from the ledge called Nern Nom Sao, where they had sheltered from floodwaters for more than a week. (more...)
Dead, 81 Missing, More Than 23000 Evacuated Due to Japan Floods Dead, 81 Missing, More Than 23000 Evacuated Due to Japan Floods
- July 11, 2018

A police officer looks into a auto buried in mud during a search operation in the aftermath of heavy rains in Kure, Hiroshima prefecture, southwestern Japan, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Search-and-rescue work continues on July 9 in wide areas of western Japan, including Hiroshima and Ehime prefectures, while workers fix railway tracks in Saga Prefecture. (more...)
Iranian women dance in support of detained teen Iranian women dance in support of detained teen
- July 11, 2018

In the wake of Ms Hojabri's arrest, many Iranian women have been posting their own videos of themselves dancing in support of the teenager, using hashtags such as #dancetofreedom and #dancing_isn't_a_crime. "I only do gymnastics". Hojabri posted a new video just hours ago addressing her critics. Iranian football supporters wave their national flags as they cheer for their national team during a screening of the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group B football match between Iran and ... (more...)
Tennessee Senators Reserve Judgment On Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Tennessee Senators Reserve Judgment On Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh
- July 11, 2018

In October of previous year, Kavanaugh was part of the D.C. Court of appeals that ultimately ruled on an immigrant girl's right to have an abortion while she was in US custody. His mother was also a judge . About 60 of the children - all under age 5 - will be reunited by that time , a Justice Department attorney said. "My judicial philosophy is straightforward", he said. (more...)
Boris Johnson's resignation a selfish act, says Guto Bebb Boris Johnson's resignation a selfish act, says Guto Bebb
- July 11, 2018

The broadsheet version of Die Welt says the government is "wobbling" after the departure of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary. There are no recent precedents for two secretaries of state and a junior minister resigning in the space of 24 hours in protest at the government's central policy. (more...)
Who Are Dwight and Steven Hammond? Donald Trump Pardons Father and Son Who Are Dwight and Steven Hammond? Donald Trump Pardons Father and Son
- July 11, 2018

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump granted clemency to Dwight Lincoln Hammond Jr . and his son, Steven Hammond, two OR ranchers convicted of arson. The Malheur 7, as they came to be known, were later acquitted of the government's charges by a jury. A full pardon grants broader absolution, which undercuts the dangerousness of setting fires and indicates that public land can be burned without effect, Weiss said. (more...)
Hero or villain? Trump's court pick is in for a fight Hero or villain? Trump's court pick is in for a fight
- July 11, 2018

They say Trump's trying to tilt the nine justices in the highest court in the land towards the conservative right. Trump said that Kavanaugh has "impeccable credentials" and is "universally regarded as one of the finest and sharpest legal minds of our time". (more...)
Trump picks Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court nominee; local politicians react Trump picks Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court nominee; local politicians react
- July 11, 2018

A Democratic senator from Hawaii is leaving open the possibility of voting for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee despite widespread calls for an automatic "no" vote from her party. "Judge Kavanaugh's reasoning on religious liberty, Obamacare, and issues concerning life have proven to be of major concern", said AFA President Tim Wildmon. (more...)
All 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from cave in Thailand All 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from cave in Thailand
- July 11, 2018

A total of eight of the 12 boys have now been brought out of the treacherous cave system by divers, including four who were brought out on Sunday, when the rescue operation began. They are still quarantined away from their parents, who have been able to see them through a glass window but not touch or hug them. But the efforts to rescue the boys - aged between 11 and 16 - have proved a monumental challenge. (more...)
Trump to announce Supreme Court nominee Trump to announce Supreme Court nominee
- July 11, 2018

Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. After days of frenzied lobbying and speculation, President Donald Trump decided on his second nominee to the Supreme Court on Monday, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nation's highest court further to the right. (more...)
Remarks by President Donald Tusk on EU-NATO cooperation Remarks by President Donald Tusk on EU-NATO cooperation
- July 10, 2018

The comments will be seen by many as an endorsement of Mr Johnson who is at the centre of speculation of an attempt to remove Mrs May from office as she tries to plough on with a weakened cabinet having also lost her Brexit Secretary David Davis. (more...)
Three more British cave divers flying in to join the rescue mission Three more British cave divers flying in to join the rescue mission
- July 10, 2018

Ms Bishop said lessons from the initial effort would be applied as two more groups of four are brought out of the cave. Rescuers have spent the past few days trying to teach them basic diving and breathing skills. He died while placing oxygen containers along the escape route. Doctors were waiting in the emergency bay at the hospital in Chiang Rai with IVs to give the boys nutrition and much-needed hydration after their arduous trek to safety. (more...)
Charter plane crashes near Wonderboom airport north of Pretoria Charter plane crashes near Wonderboom airport north of Pretoria
- July 10, 2018

He said: " We suspect that the plane was on its way to the Wonderboom airport ". 'We have 19 injured casualties ranging from minor to critical injuries at this stage and no confirmed fatalities'. The plane had been due to fly later this week to Aviodrome via east Africa, through Egypt, Croatia, Austria to the Netherlands. Emergency services said they were attending to "multiple" patients at the scene of the crash. (more...)
Jeremy Hunt replaces Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt replaces Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary
- July 10, 2018

While his predecessor Mr Hancock, who has become the new Health Secretary, has his own Instagram. Boris Johnson resigned from the United Kingdom government, tipping Prime Minister Theresa May deeper into crisis and increasing the chances she'll face a leadership challenge over her Brexit policy. (more...)

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