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More Rain and Severe Weather In the Forecast More Rain and Severe Weather In the Forecast
- June 30, 2019

Storms are expected to reached northern MA between noon and 2 p.m., rolling southeast until they move off the coast around 8 p.m., the NWS said. A few storms could also produce some hail (5 percent chance). At 6:26, it was amended to read: "A line of severe thunderstorms is located from 6 kilometres north of Aylmer to 11 kilometres east of Renfrew to 25 kilometres south of Eganville, moving southeast at 60 km/h...." We will update this post if organized severe storms threaten the Washington ... (more...)
Putin, Trump urge to avoid steps that could provoke arms race Putin, Trump urge to avoid steps that could provoke arms race
- June 30, 2019

It has come into conflict with the interests of the overwhelming majority of the population", Putin told the Financial Times in an interview ahead of the summit. After the translator finished giving Trump's comments in Russian, Putin responded. Trump himself has said that he believes Putin is "probably" involved in assassinations and poisonings. (more...)
United States still outsider at G20 over fighting climate change United States still outsider at G20 over fighting climate change
- June 30, 2019

Established in 1999, the G20 is a central forum for worldwide cooperation on financial and economic issues. The leaders agreed to address inequality and use smart policies to protect against threats to global growth from tensions over trade and geopolitical issues. (more...)
9/11 first responder and advocate Luis Alvarez dies at 53
- June 30, 2019

Detective Luis Alvarez's death from cancer was announced by Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea, who tweeted that Alvarez was "an inspiration, a warrior, a friend". "Well I'm here to make sure that you don't". "NYPD Detective Lou Alvarez died at peace knowing his life made a difference to others and will save lives in the future", the Senate Minority Leader said . (more...)
Kim ‘receptive’ to idea of meeting at DMZ during South Korea trip Kim ‘receptive’ to idea of meeting at DMZ during South Korea trip
- June 30, 2019

As he left the White House for Asia earlier this week, Trump was asked whether he'd meet with Kim while he is in the region. Trump also said Turkey has a less-than-stellar human rights record but he made clear that, unlike previous US presidents who would use the moment to set an example on American values, this blot would not deter their relationship. (more...)
Fresh rallies in Hong Kong as protesters defy extradition bill Fresh rallies in Hong Kong as protesters defy extradition bill
- June 30, 2019

As world leaders gather at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, leading newspapers from participating countries, except China , carry full-page ads calling attention to Hong Kong people's fight against the extradition bill. Hong Kong activists hope the ads will arouse worldwide attention to the issue that has sparked widespread protests in the city and bring global pressure to bear on the administration of Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor to completely scrap the now-suspended ... (more...)
Trump 'angry' about Khashoggi murder Trump 'angry' about Khashoggi murder
- June 29, 2019

Erdogan said Turkish intelligence units shard recordings related to Khashoggi's killing with the Saudi counterparts. The Saudi crown prince's failure to achieve his anti-Iran goals comes while bin Salman counted greatly on the support of the other members of the G20 for Washington and Riyadh against Tehran. (more...)
France recorded its highest temperature off all time today at 45.9°C France recorded its highest temperature off all time today at 45.9°C
- June 29, 2019

France has hit its highest ever recorded temperature - 45.9 degrees Celsius - amid a heatwave in Europe which is disrupting normal life, claiming lives as well as prompting governments to issue health alerts. An 80-year-damaged-down man collapsed and died in the motorway in Valladolid, in northwest Spain, the agency stated, and a 17-year-damaged-down boy died in the southern metropolis of Cordoba after diving true into a swimming pool and losing consciousness. (more...)
Court blocks federal funds for border wall in 4 states Court blocks federal funds for border wall in 4 states
- June 29, 2019

A federal judge on Friday expanded a ban on construction of President Trump's signature southern border wall that would have used money secured under his declaration of a national emergency , but that Congress never approved for the goal. (more...)
Pune wall collapse HIGHLIGHTS: 15 killed, builders booked for culpable homicide Pune wall collapse HIGHLIGHTS: 15 killed, builders booked for culpable homicide
- June 29, 2019

Pune District Collector Naval Kishor Ram has formed a three-member team comprising the additional collector, a police officer and a civic officer to investigate the incident. Some cars and two-wheelers parked in the apartment complex, too, went down as the wall crashed onto the labourers' tin houses. Mayor of Pune , Mukta Tilak said her administration was giving a "work stop" order so that no work can be continued at the construction site. (more...)
Protests in Hong Kong ahead of G20 summit in Japan Protests in Hong Kong ahead of G20 summit in Japan
- June 29, 2019

The appeals for leaders to confront China at the G20 summit is likely to further anger Beijing amid Chinese claims of foreign meddling helping stoke the Hong Kong protests . A big sign read "Free Hong Kong Democracy Now". Many believe the bill would be a massive blow to the " one country, two systems " framework enacted in 1997 when the semiautonomous state was handed back from Britain to China . (more...)
NBC News evaluation publicizes Donald Trump the victor of first Democratic debate NBC News evaluation publicizes Donald Trump the victor of first Democratic debate
- June 29, 2019

With Democrats eager to narrow the field, Ms Elizabeth Warren and nine lesser-ranked candidates waged what New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called a "battle for the heart and soul of our party". Biden, reflecting other candidates' comments, said, "You can not let people be sick no matter where they came from". Twenty Democrats debated on national television this week in two waves of 10, while a handful more were left out altogether. (more...)
G20 heads to stop short of denouncing protectionism in communique - Nikkei G20 heads to stop short of denouncing protectionism in communique - Nikkei
- June 29, 2019

Group of 20 leaders will agree to accelerate World Trade Organization (WTO) reforms but stop short of calling for the need to resist protectionism in a communique to be issued on Saturday, the Nikkei newspaper said. Recognizing the complementary roles of bilateral and regional free trade agreements that are WTO-consistent, the G20 leaders said they would work to ensure a level playing field to foster an enabling business environment. (more...)
Trump says he may meet Kim Jong Un at DMZ Trump says he may meet Kim Jong Un at DMZ
- June 29, 2019

It remains to be seen whether Kim shows up at the DMZ or not, but Trump is expected to send a message to North Korea. The DMZ, which runs across the Korean Peninsula, is 248 kilometres (154 miles) long and the 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) wide. (more...)
The video that shows why Tulsi Gabbard aced the first Democratic debate The video that shows why Tulsi Gabbard aced the first Democratic debate
- June 29, 2019

Their responses reveal substantive policy differences while also featuring a high degree of bloviation and whining. If the four candidates who didn't make the cut for the debate in Miami manage to meet those criteria in time for the CNN debate in Detroit, the participants will be determined by polling average. (more...)
"Dozens" killed in foiled Ethiopia coup attempt -regional government
- June 29, 2019

While three of the regional government officials were killed in the Amhara regional state's capital Bahir Dar , some 570 km from the capital Addis Ababa , the Ethiopian army chief and Abera were killed in an attack in the capital Addis Ababa , the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed disclosed in a statement. (more...)
Trump Tells Saudi Crown Prince He's Doing 'Really Spectacular Job' Trump Tells Saudi Crown Prince He's Doing 'Really Spectacular Job'
- June 29, 2019

But Trump was effusive in his praise of Prince Mohammed, who has moved to loosen some social restrictions in the kingdom but also cracked down on activists, including women pressing for the right to drive. military equipment. "Great honor. Thank you all very much for being here". The failure of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia in achieving his anti-Iranian goals comes when Bin Salman relied on the other G20 members for siding with Saudi Arabia and Washington against Tehran. (more...)
Senate falls short in vote to restrain Trump on Iran Senate falls short in vote to restrain Trump on Iran
- June 29, 2019

Republicans appeared in no mood to play ball, and called on House Democrats to pass it in its "clean" form - meaning, pass the Senate bill - noting that the White House has said it would sign the Senate bill in its current form. "They have gratuitously chosen to make him the enemy", McConnell said. "They passed their bill, we respect that", said Pelosi. The House on Thursday passed a Senate version of a border funding bill , which aims to address the humanitarian crisis at the southern ... (more...)
Charlottesville vehicle rammer sentenced to life in prison Charlottesville vehicle rammer sentenced to life in prison
- June 29, 2019

After the rally, as a large group of counterprotesters marched through Charlottesville singing and laughing, Fields stopped his auto, backed up, then sped into the crowd, according to testimony from witnesses and video surveillance shown to jurors during the trial. (more...)
Second Democratic Presidential Debate Was Heavy on Squabbling, Lighter on LGBTQ Issues Second Democratic Presidential Debate Was Heavy on Squabbling, Lighter on LGBTQ Issues
- June 29, 2019

If Kamala Harris had a breakout moment during her exchange with Joe Biden , Denton said others in this diverse Democratic field enhanced their chances. - "Expression of hope" - The daughter of immigrants - her father is from Jamaica - Harris grew up in the 1960s in the progressive hotbed of Oakland, California, proud of the struggle her parents waged for civil rights. (more...)