Monday June 18-th, 2018

VACATION CANCELED: Mitch McConnell CANCELS Senate’s Summer Recess VACATION CANCELED: Mitch McConnell CANCELS Senate’s Summer Recess

It's expected senators will return home for the first week in August, but come back to steamy DC for the remainder of the month. Many also expect some of the recess could be restored. "We can not continue to allow Congress to wait until our governm...

Guatemala volcano eruption aerial pictures: Latest maps as Fuego manhunt continues Guatemala volcano eruption aerial pictures: Latest maps as Fuego manhunt continues

Villages on the slopes of the volcano were buried in volcanic ash and mud. People praised the police officers on Twitter for the rescue. Thousands of people have been evacuated in Guatemala since Sunday, when Fuego's largest eruption in fou...

Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil set to keep 'dictatorship' slogans Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil set to keep 'dictatorship' slogans

Hong Kong residents commemorate victims of the Chinese government's brutal military crackdown almost three decades ago on protesters in 1989 Beijing's Tiananmen Square . The Communist party of China does not mention the incident in Tiananmen to "h...

Miss America Drops Swimsuit Competition, No Longer Judges on Appearance Miss America Drops Swimsuit Competition, No Longer Judges on Appearance

In January, Carlson was named the first former victor to serve as the organization's leader, along with four other former Miss America winners who were also named to the board: Regina Hopper was appointed president and CEO and Marjorie Vincent-Trip...

Giant acidic steam clouds rise from ocean after lava spill in Hawaii Giant acidic steam clouds rise from ocean after lava spill in Hawaii

County Managing Director Wil Okabe says his vacation home in Kapoho Beach Lots is also threatened. Lava early Tuesday destroyed Big Island Mayor Harry Kim's second home in Vacationland, Snyder said. The flow, which is a half-mile wide in parts, en...

120 firefighters battle enormous blaze at luxury hotel in London 120 firefighters battle enormous blaze at luxury hotel in London

Both the ambulance service and the Met Police are also attending the scene, although there are no reports of any injuries, the fire brigade said. One witness said labourers had been working earlier on the roof of the 116-year-old hotel, which recen...

Crocodile kills pastor as he baptizes followers near lake Crocodile kills pastor as he baptizes followers near lake

A Protestant pastor who was baptising followers near a lake in northern Ethiopia has been killed by a crocodile, police and residents have told BBC Amharic . Nile crocodiles can grow up to 20 feet long and weigh more than 2,200 pounds. Lake Abaya,...

Singapore to mint Trump-Kim commemorative medallion Singapore to mint Trump-Kim commemorative medallion

He's set to meet with Kim at the Capella Hotel in Singapore on Tuesday. In April, South Korean adviser Chung-in Moon was even more specific, saying North Korea might be interested in welcoming a McDonald's if tensions between the USA and Nor...

Putin pushes for end to 'harmful' sanctions during Austria visit Putin pushes for end to 'harmful' sanctions during Austria visit

After Tuesday's talks, the managers of Russia's state-controlled gas giant Gazprom and Austria's OMV signed an agreement on Russian natural gas supplies through 2040, a deal Putin said highlights the two nations' "significant contribution to energy...

Colorado primary ballots shipped out; unaffiliated voters get more choices Colorado primary ballots shipped out; unaffiliated voters get more choices

Senate and governor . Other primary elections are being held in MS, where Trump expressed support for incumbent Senator Roger Wicker, and six other states: Alabama , New Jersey , New Mexico , South Dakota, Iowa and Montana . In the 11th...

Netanyahu to Macron - Nuclear deal will die, need to tackle Iran's 'aggression' Netanyahu to Macron - Nuclear deal will die, need to tackle Iran's 'aggression'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israel was not surprised by Iran's declared intention to increase uranium enrichment capacity and reaffirmed a vow to prevent it from obtaining nuclear weapons. On Monday, Supreme Leade...

Donald Trump: FBI Should Have Told Me About Paul Manafort

But prosecutors say they worked with Manafort in organizing a group of former European officials who lobbied within the USA without registering. After Manafort's charges were adjusted in DC federal court related to his lobbying work in late Februar...

Cheers, disgust as Duterte plants kiss on worker's lips Cheers, disgust as Duterte plants kiss on worker's lips

Sen. Risa Hontiveros said in a statement that it was "a despicable display of sexism and grave abuse of authority". The two women then approached the president on stage, and as a sign of gratitude after receiving the book , both of them kissed...

Merkel: Germany will exert its influence to push Iran out of Syria Merkel: Germany will exert its influence to push Iran out of Syria

Iran has said the United States' decision to pull out of the deal goes against worldwide law, a point Kinzinger ridiculed. Earlier, after Trump chose to withdraw from the nuclear deal and re-impose sanctions on Tehran, Ali Khamenei demanded that ...

India’s GDP for 4th quarter grows at 7.7 per cent India’s GDP for 4th quarter grows at 7.7 per cent

Encouraged by the quarterly surge, the government on Thursday said it is keeping its forecast of GDP growth of 7.5 per cent for fiscal year 2018-19 unchanged. "The banking sector remains in a fragile state, and such problems have the potential to der...

Trump and Kim Increasingly Popular in South Korea Trump and Kim Increasingly Popular in South Korea

On May 24, Trump cancelled the summit stating that the US military was ready to react to the "reckless act" of North Korea, but the next day he said there was a chance to conduct the summit. Trump cancelled the on-off North Korea summit in late May...

Giuliani plays down idea of Trump self-pardon Giuliani plays down idea of Trump self-pardon

They also contended that nothing Mr. Trump did violated obstruction-of-justice statutes, making both a technical parsing of what one such law covers and a broad constitutional argument that Congress can not infringe on how he exercises his power to s...

Socialist Pedro Sanchez sworn in as Spain's prime minister Socialist Pedro Sanchez sworn in as Spain's prime minister

Sanchez has said he will open talks with independence leaders, but will not allow a referendum. Speaking before the vote, Rajoy appeared to have accepted his fate and congratulated Sanchez on his new position. He was an opposition town councillor i...

First Trump-Kim meeting in Singapore scheduled for 9am on Jun 12 First Trump-Kim meeting in Singapore scheduled for 9am on Jun 12

But it is the meeting in Singapore on 12 June with President Trump that is the most high-profile and which has the most at stake, with the U.S. demanding the full denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and the North seeking to ease crippling ...

Bill Clinton Says He Never Apologized to Monica Lewinsky in Person Bill Clinton Says He Never Apologized to Monica Lewinsky in Person

And the American people, two-thirds of them stayed with me. When prodded to respond to Senator Kristen Gillibrand's comment that Clinton "should have resigned", the former president said, "You have to really ignore what the context was. He also sai...

Jimmy Fallon surprises students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas graduation Jimmy Fallon surprises students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas graduation

On a serious note, Fallon concluded the speech by telling the graduates, "You're not the future, you're the present". "Choose to move forward". You took something horrific and instead of letting it stop you, you started a movement. Lawyers for the 19...

G7 attacks Trump plan for tariffs that 'put U.S. economy in jeopardy' G7 attacks Trump plan for tariffs that 'put U.S. economy in jeopardy'

It will hurt Americans. "If the USA rolls out trade measures including tariffs, all the agreements reached in the negotiations won't take effect", state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Sunday, citing a statement from the Chinese team that met with ...

Trump says has power to pardon himself; critics disagree Trump says has power to pardon himself; critics disagree

Ethan Leib, a professor at Fordham Law School, said he believes a president can't self-pardon because that violates the oath of office - in which the president swears to "faithfully execute" his duties - and the stipulation in Article II of the...

Supreme Court sides with Christian baker in same-sex wedding cake case Supreme Court sides with Christian baker in same-sex wedding cake case

Colorado law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, and the commission concluded that Phillips' refusal violated the law. But the Colorado Civil Rights Commission did not fairy review Phillips' position. In contrast, Kennedy i...

Forensic psychiatrist noted for JonBenet Ramsey probe gunned down Forensic psychiatrist noted for JonBenet Ramsey probe gunned down

Authorities have not identified the male victim, and are still working to determine if that homicide is related to the three that are linked. Police have said the killings of a forensic psychiatrist and two paralegals Thursday and Friday are relate...

Manhunt over: Suspect captured in killing of Tennessee cop Manhunt over: Suspect captured in killing of Tennessee cop

The TBI tweeted a photo of Steven Joshua Wiggins, 31, in handcuffs in the back of a squad auto Friday morning. They released a picture of the suspect shortly after his capture. Mt. Juliet K9 Majlo and the department's special response team also trave...

Trudeau: It's Insulting U.S. Thinks Canada Is Threat Trudeau: It's Insulting U.S. Thinks Canada Is Threat

United States neighbors Canada and Mexico have pledged to retaliate against new tariffs imposed by the White House on steel and aluminum. He described the USA tariffs as an insult to Canadians who have entered into a security partnership with the U-S...

U.S. first lady to hang back on Trump's Camp David weekend U.S. first lady to hang back on Trump's Camp David weekend

President Donald Trump is scheduled to head to the Maryland retreat on Friday afternoon, but his wife will not be seen boarding the presidential helicopter with him. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWra...

Giuliani: Trump Lawyers Leaning to Not Letting Him Testify in Russia Probe Giuliani: Trump Lawyers Leaning to Not Letting Him Testify in Russia Probe

Attorney to President Donald Trump , Rudy Giuliani , continued taking shots at special counsel Robert Mueller Sunday, saying it's unlikely Trump ever sits for an interview with Mueller. Former White House ethics lawyer Norm Eisen , however, ...

Jordan's king replaces PM to subdue protests Jordan's king replaces PM to subdue protests

On Monday (May 28), the Council of Jordanian Trade Unions endorsed the strike, after a meeting with Jordanian the Prime Minister, Hani Al-Mulki, and the council members, where no compromise has been reached. According to official estimates, 18.5% of ...

US Considers Intensifying Naval Patrols in South China Sea US Considers Intensifying Naval Patrols in South China Sea

The U.S., he said, remains committed to ensuring free and open transit in the region. "There are consequences that will continue to come home to roost with China, if they do not find the way to work more collaboratively with all of the nations who ha...

Off-duty Federal Bureau of Investigation agent does backflip and accidentally shoots up dancefloor in Denver Off-duty Federal Bureau of Investigation agent does backflip and accidentally shoots up dancefloor in Denver

Video of the incident shows the gun falling out of the agent's trousers as he does a backflip. When he retrieves the weapon, the gun goes off, allegedly striking another person (off-camera) at the club. A woman who said she witnessed and recorded t...

Israeli strikes Hamas in Gaza after rocket fire resumes Israeli strikes Hamas in Gaza after rocket fire resumes

Two rival UN Security Council resolutions on Israeli-Palestinian tensions in Gaza failed to pass muster Friday, as a draft sponsored by Kuwait drew a veto from the United States and a US -authored measure condemning Hamas was unusually unpopular, get...

Twitter mocks Trump over giant letter from Kim Jong Twitter mocks Trump over giant letter from Kim Jong

North Korea's immediate neighbours took the news of the confirmed summit differently. In his letter printed on White House stationery, Mr. Trump said he was canceling the summit because of North Korea's harsh comments about US officials.

Senior North Korean envoy delivers Kim's letter to Trump Senior North Korean envoy delivers Kim's letter to Trump

It went very well. "If you fall in love with the deal, and it's too important for you to get it, and the details become less significant", McConnell said, "you could get snookered". However, less than 24 hours later, the United States leader hinted t...

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