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Jeremy Corbyn: Referendum on Brexit deal 'reasonable' if backed by MPs

Jeremy Corbyn: Referendum on Brexit deal 'reasonable' if backed by MPs Ms Swinson was a junior Business Minister in the Lib Dem / Conservative Coalition of 2010-15, and lost her seat to John Nicolson amid the SNP wave that swept Scotland in 2015. "Unless the Labour Party adopts a credible, coherent position, commits to a People's Vote and campaigns on it, then they will be complicit in my view in helping Boris Johnson become prime minister. [Full Article...]

Alberta wildfires force 10,000 people from their homes

Alberta wildfires force 10,000 people from their homes The largest one is about 800 miles northeast of Bellingham. Kenney says a number of factors, including climate change, have contributed to the dire forest fire situation in northern Alberta over the last two weeks. While the flames have been kept out of High Level, Mayor Crystal McAteer, Reeve Josh Knelsen of Mackenzie County and Dene Tha' First Nation Chief James Ahnassay issued a joint stateme... [Full Article...]

China says U.S. ‘lies’ about effect of tariffs on its economy

China says U.S. ‘lies’ about effect of tariffs on its economy The U.S. and China have been engaged in an escalating trade war. IGM economists also overwhelming agreed that the impact of the Trump tariffs, as well as countermeasures from the likes of China, are "likely to be felt most heavily by lower income groups and regions" in the USA -with 75% of those surveyed in agreement with that assertion, and 15% noting they "strongly agree". [Full Article...]

James Marape sworn in as Papua New Guinea’s prime minister

James Marape sworn in as Papua New Guinea’s prime minister Marape quit as finance minister in April over a gas deal with France's Total SA he called too generous to the oil major. One of the most senior figures in PNG politics, Marape hails from the highland region of Hela Province and previously served as finance minister under O'Neill, before resigning in April. [Full Article...]

Florida woman comes face-to-face with alligator in kitchen

Florida woman comes face-to-face with alligator in kitchen Pictures posted on the Clearwater Police Department's Facebook page show the gator made a mess of the kitchen. The terrified homeowner immediately called the cops after the startling discovery. "A huge one", the unidentified woman says in the 911 call released by authorities. The alligator had minor cuts on its shoulder but was otherwise uninjured, Clearwater police said. [Full Article...]

At least 11 reportedly killed after shooter opens fire at Virginia centre

At least 11 reportedly killed after shooter opens fire at Virginia centre Police confirm 11 dead and 6 more in the hospital. Authorities in Virginia Beach have arrested one person after an active shooter situation Friday afternoon at the city's municipal center . However, five patients were transported to Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital and one victim is now being transported to its Level I Trauma Center, according to Dale Gauding, senior communications advis... [Full Article...]

AG Barr Says Mueller ‘Could've Reached a Decision’ on Trump Obstructing Justice

AG Barr Says Mueller ‘Could've Reached a Decision’ on Trump Obstructing Justice In a follow-up to Robert Mueller's public statement on Wednesday, in which he refused to clear President Donald Trump of wrongdoing, a group of former federal prosecutors renewed their previous statement that under almost any other circumstance Trump would be facing criminal charges. [Full Article...]

Mexico also a target of U.S. trade bullying, says foreign ministry

The countries have exchanged tariffs on US$360 billion in two-way trade so far. Trump hiked tariffs on US$200 billion (RM837.3 billion) in Chinese goods earlier this month as talks in Washington failed to produce a deal after he accused Beijing of reneging on its commitments. [Full Article...]

Huawei cuts meetings with U.S., sends U.S. workers home

Huawei cuts meetings with U.S., sends U.S. workers home The move is an apparent response to the U.S. Department of Commerce putting Huawei Technologies Co. The source of this information was Alaa Elshimy, Managing ... Talks between the two sides stalled after U.S. President Donald Trump accused China of backsliding on a deal and Chinese officials argued that the Americans raised their demands. [Full Article...]

Kushner, in Jerusalem to push peace plan, faces new political hurdle

Kushner, in Jerusalem to push peace plan, faces new political hurdle The Palestinian leadership has rejected the deal in advance , arguing the Trump administration can not act as a neutral arbiter in the decades-old conflict due to what is perceived as a bias in favor of Israel. The White House upended decades of policy when it recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan, which Israel captured from Syria in 1967 and later annexed. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia seeks Arab unity over Iran after attacks

Saudi Arabia seeks Arab unity over Iran after attacks A Gulf-Arab statement and a separate communique issued after the wider summit both supported the right of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to defend their interests after the attacks on oil pumping stations in the kingdom and tankers off the UAE. [Full Article...]

Pence in Canada as he looks to build momentum on trade deal

Pence in Canada as he looks to build momentum on trade deal With a divided Congress to the south, and little time left in Canada's parliamentary calendar before the fall election, Trudeau said he would work in lockstep with the U.S.to give the deal the final green light. Trudeau declared before the meeting he would tell Pence during his first visit to Canada as vice president he believed the United States is "backsliding on women's rights". [Full Article...]

Kim Jong-un 'Brutally Purged Officials' After Failed Summit

Kim Jong-un 'Brutally Purged Officials' After Failed Summit Chosun Ilbo , the South Korean newspaper, reported Friday that Kim Yong Chol, a senior Workers' Party vice chairman who visited the White House as the main point man for diplomacy with the United States, had also been purged, sentenced to forced labor in a remote northern province. [Full Article...]

Fake Social Media Accounts Spread Pro-Iran Messages During US Midterms: FireEye

Fake Social Media Accounts Spread Pro-Iran Messages During US Midterms: FireEye In February, Facebook 783 deleted "inauthentic" pages, groups and accounts tied to Iran created to manipulate users in more than 20 countries, including Israel. Twitter and Facebook on May 28 confirmed FireEye's finding that the fake accounts were created on their platforms. "Our investigations into these accounts are ongoing", a Twitter spokeswoman said, declining to discuss details until the a... [Full Article...]

Leaders divided over EU top jobs after European elections

Leaders divided over EU top jobs after European elections He is now with you and with the EU Parliament discussions and a consensus can be reached, the staff proposal to make. Mr Macron said Denmark's Margrethe Vestager , the commissioner responsible for competition matters, would be suitable or Michel Barnier, the Frenchman who has led the EU's Brexit negotiations. [Full Article...]

Gov. John Bel Edwards signs abortion ban into law

Gov. John Bel Edwards signs abortion ban into law The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood obtained an injunction from a judge in March blocking Kentucky's ban on abortions, which would apply as early as six weeks from conception. Demonstrators also appeared outside the Louisiana State Capitol. A federal judge last Friday blocked an nearly identical six-week "heartbeat bill" enacted in MS, ruling it violates the fundamental... [Full Article...]

Is Russia Testing Nuclear Weapons in Secret?

Is Russia Testing Nuclear Weapons in Secret? Ashley did not specify how large the suspected tests have been, simply stating, "We believe they have the capability to do it, the way that they're set up". "But Russia has repeatedly affirmed publicly that they believe the treaty prohibits all nuclear test explosions", the Arms Control Association explained. [Full Article...]

Meet world's tiniest surviving baby

Meet world's tiniest surviving baby Saybie spent five months in the neonatal intensive care unit, and her ranking as the world's smallest baby ever to survive is according to the Tiniest Baby Registry maintained by the University of Iowa . After almost five months at the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit, Saybie was discharged home earlier this month weighing a healthy 2.2kg and sporting a graduation cap. [Full Article...]

Trump says not involved in keeping McCain ship out of sight

Trump says not involved in keeping McCain ship out of sight Sailors working on the USS John McCain who typically wear caps bearing the name of the ship were asked to take the day off during Trump's visit, according to the Journal . Shanahan said he would never dishonor the memory of a great American like McCain or disrespect the young men and women in the crew of the ship. Abiding by the White House instructions, officials reportedly obscured the ... [Full Article...]

Julian Assange in court no-show after being moved to prison's medical ward

Julian Assange in court no-show after being moved to prison's medical ward Assange had been expected to participate in the hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court via video link, but was instead represented exclusively by his solicitor, who told the chief magistrate his client was "not very well". The anti-secrecy group says he has been moved to the prison health ward. Sweden also seeks him for questioning about an alleged rape, which Assange has denied. [Full Article...]


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