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UK: Nigel Farage's Brexit Party leads European Union election poll

UK: Nigel Farage's Brexit Party leads European Union election poll Meanwhile Labour's deputy leader, Tom Watson will use a speech today to push for a second referendum. Andrew Hawkins, the chairman of ComRes, described the poll as a "disaster", adding: "If the Conservative leadership contenders are not careful, there will be no party for them to lead". [Full Article...]

Sen. Burr takes GOP fire over Trump Jr subpoena

Richard Burr for his committee's subpoena of President Donald Trump's son, a move that suggested the Russian Federation investigation is not "case closed" as some in the party insist. But at a closed-door lunch of GOP senators, he explained the reasoning behind the subpoena, according to people familiar with the discussion - including the timeline of the negotiations with Trump Jr. [Full Article...]

Deputy to Venezuela’s Guaido jailed at military prison

Deputy to Venezuela’s Guaido jailed at military prison Venezuelan intelligence agents arrested Opposition leader Juan Guaido's congressional deputy Edgar Zambrano on Wednesday, using a tow truck to drag away his vehicle while he was still inside, Reuters reported. "We will continue to use the full weight of the USA government to hold accountable those who subvert democracy and the Venezuelan constitutional order, and threaten the safety of the dul... [Full Article...]

Pakistan attack: Gunmen storm five-star hotel in Balochistan

Pakistan attack: Gunmen storm five-star hotel in Balochistan The ISPR said that the terrorists attempted to force their way into the hotel and were challenged by the security guard, who was sacked at and lost his life. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohsin Hassan Butt also confirmed that "two to three gunmen had first fired at and then entered the hotel". Last month, 14 Pakistani security personnel were forced out of passenger buses near Gwadar in th... [Full Article...]

Denver first U.S. city to decriminalise 'magic mushrooms'

Denver first U.S. city to decriminalise 'magic mushrooms' Magic mushrooms contain a psychedelic chemical, psilocybin, which under USA federal law belongs in the same group of banned drugs as heroin or LSD. It decriminalizes both the use and possession of mushrooms containing psilocybin, a chemical that has psychedelic effects. [Full Article...]

NKorea's latest launches were missiles — SKorean military

NKorea's latest launches were missiles — SKorean military North Korea has effectively pulled back from engagement with Washington since the Hanoi meeting between its leader Kim Jong Un and Trump collapsed without agreement on USA demands for the dismantling of Pyongyang's nuclear program and Kim's demands for relief from punishing sanctions . [Full Article...]

Labour divided over whether to back Brexit referendum

Labour divided over whether to back Brexit referendum In March, she vowed to take Britain out of the European Union but then to hand over to another leader to negotiate future bilateral ties with the bloc. He will reaffirm the party's pledge to offer voters a chance to have a say on a deal, saying: "But we can never accept the government's bad deal or a disastrous no deal". [Full Article...]

Pope orders bishops to report sexual abuse

Pope orders bishops to report sexual abuse But, he said, "Where there is a difficulty, we must confront it, especially if a bishop is involved". Kurt Martens, a professor of canon law of the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, called the new rules an "immense and revolutionary gift to the entire Church". [Full Article...]

Guaido's Deputy Arrested in Venezuela

Guaido's Deputy Arrested in Venezuela U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has threatened Maduro's government with a harsh response should it ever detain Guaido. The opposition said Mr Maduro had stacked the court with his own supporters. He tweeted that he was being taken to the SEBIN headquarters in Caracas. Soley Zambrano, his daughter, said she last heard from her father around 6:30 p.m. [Full Article...]

Pompeo takes United Kingdom to task over Huawei

Pompeo takes United Kingdom to task over Huawei The Iraq stopover followed warnings by Pompeo and White House national security adviser John Bolton that Iran appears to be preparing for attacks against USA troops and other interests in the region. "We talked to them about the importance of Iraq ensuring that it's able to adequately protect Americans in their country", Pompeo told reporters after the meetings. [Full Article...]

South Africa's ANC takes lead in first results

South Africa's ANC takes lead in first results Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news! Zuma's nine-year rule was marked by sharp economic decline and a series of corruption scandals. "The margin is extremely important", said Melanie Verwoerd, an independent analyst and former ANC lawmaker. Based on early results, the ANC is projected to win about 50 per cent of the vote in Ga... [Full Article...]

White House instructs McGahn not to comply with Democrats' subpoena

White House instructs McGahn not to comply with Democrats' subpoena NPR's Ayesha Rascoe is here with more . A Republican congressional aide said the White House was not asserting executive privilege over the documents and pointed to Cipollone's readiness to respond to further congressional inquiries about the records. [Full Article...]

Florida passes law allowing teachers to carry guns in classrooms

Florida passes law allowing teachers to carry guns in classrooms DeSantis signed the bill in private and issued no statement. Teachers wishing to carry a weapon will have to complete "at least 144 hours of police-style training, psychiatric evaluation and drug screening". Most of the commission recommendations take effect immediately, while expansion of a " guardian " program takes effect October 1. The legislation would allow more teachers to carry guns on... [Full Article...]

North Korea missile test: Kim Jong-un launches 'unidentified projectiles'

North Korea missile test: Kim Jong-un launches 'unidentified projectiles' Details from the meeting weren't immediately announced . Pyongyang, Seoul and Washington have refrained from calling Saturday's launch a missile, which could jeopardise the ongoing diplomacy by violating UN Security Council resolutions as well as Kim's promise of a freeze on long-range missile tests. [Full Article...]

Iran steps away from parts of nuclear deal

Iran steps away from parts of nuclear deal A spokesman for Iran's Supreme National Security Council, Keivan Khosravi, also dismissed Bolton's comments as "psychological warfare". The semi-official ISNA news agency reported late Tuesday that Zarif had left for Moscow to meet with Russian leader Vladimir Putin to discuss bilateral and global issues, without elaborating. [Full Article...]

Steven Mnuchin, Treasury secretary, rejects Democrats' demand for Donald Trump tax returns

Steven Mnuchin, Treasury secretary, rejects Democrats' demand for Donald Trump tax returns Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin thinks that the request from Congress for President Donald Trump's taxes isn't "legitimate legislative oversight", and thus won't comply with a request for Congress. A number of legal experts have said the law clearly states Mnuchin must release the president's tax returns upon request from Congress. At the same time, he has not divested from his global busin... [Full Article...]

UK PM May looking at second Brexit vote options if talks fail

UK PM May looking at second Brexit vote options if talks fail No 10 has instead set a new deadline of the Commons summer recess, likely to be the end of the third or fourth week of July, to finalise Brexit and pass legislation, suggesting that they expect MEPs are all but certain to take their seats on July 2. [Full Article...]

Sandra Bland recorded cop's threat during own arrest before her death

Sandra Bland recorded cop's threat during own arrest before her death Bland, who was found to have committed suicide three days after the July 2015 arrest in Waller County, is heard asking a state trooper why she is being apprehended as he orders her out of her auto. The emergence of the cellphone video raised questions about who had seen it until now. "Open up the case, period", Shante Needham , Bland's sister, tells Brian Collister of the Investigative Net... [Full Article...]

Mike Pence: Joe Biden 'Advocating A Socialist Agenda'

Mike Pence: Joe Biden 'Advocating A Socialist Agenda' Last month, Sen. Bernie Sanders started a national debate over voting rights for prison inmates after stating that he believes all Americans should be able to vote, even those now incarcerated. "It was working, the president has just now cut all that money", he said. He accused nearly every other Democratic contender of stealing Medicare-for-All and other "socialist" platform ideas from Sanders'... [Full Article...]

World markets slump amid US-China trade tensions

World markets slump amid US-China trade tensions It's unclear if we will see the same script play out this time, but it is hard to imagine the USA following through on such a punitive measure. The spokesman, Geng Shuang, said Monday that Beijing is "trying to get more information" following Trump's surprise announcement he might impose 25 percent tariffs on more Chinese imports. [Full Article...]


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