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Rule of law in Venezuela `eroded`: UN rights chief

Rule of law in Venezuela `eroded`: UN rights chief Twenty-two people released by Venezuela's government on Thursday include the emblematic cases of judge Maria Afiuni and journalist Braulio Jatar, the U.N. Government figures showed that deaths ascribed to criminals resisting arrest numbered 5,287 last year and 1,569 by May 19 this year. It highlights the impact of a deepening "economic crisis" where the Venezuelan government and its institutions... [Full Article...]

Putin Calls Sub Tragedy 'Big Loss', Calls for Probe

Putin Calls Sub Tragedy 'Big Loss', Calls for Probe The Losharik is one the Russian navy's most secretive vessels and details about its design are hazy. The Russian leader, who is also commander-in-chief of the country's armed forces, ordered him to draw up proposals to posthumously grant those who were killed state awards. [Full Article...]

Southern California rocked by magnitude 6.4 quake

Southern California rocked by magnitude 6.4 quake We are moving items onto the floor and have turned off the gas supply. The quake could be felt in both cities, but also across the wider region. The forecasted high temperature is 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the National Weather Service said. She said the city of Ridgecrest had asked residents to look after others, especially the elderly, which form a large part of the city's population. [Full Article...]

Heavy rain prompts evacuation order for 1 million in southwestern Japan

Heavy rain prompts evacuation order for 1 million in southwestern Japan People living in Kagoshima and Miyazaki on the southern island of Kyushu have been told to move to safety immediately. About 900mm (35 inches) of rain has fallen on the southernmost main island of Kyushu since late June, according to state broadcaster NHK. [Full Article...]

Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher found not guilty of murdering ISIS fighter today

Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher found not guilty of murdering ISIS fighter today They deliberated fewer than eight hours over two days. Gallagher had pleaded not guilty to seven charges, including the violations for posing with a human casualty and for allegedly retaliating against Seals who reported him. The two-week trial included the testimonies of almost a dozen SEALs, including Special Operator Corey Scott , a medic like Gallagher, who told the court that he saw the ... [Full Article...]

House passes emergency funding bill for migrant care crisis

House passes emergency funding bill for migrant care crisis DeLauro said she "fought hard for several critical protections that were included in the House-passed bill but not the Senate's" including setting a 90 day limit on how long children can stay in an HHS facility and requiring the agency to allow members of Congress to conduct oversight visits without advance notice. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom leadership candidates told to be realistic with spending promises

United Kingdom leadership candidates told to be realistic with spending promises Writing on Twitter on Monday, Mr Hammond said: "The "fiscal firepower" we have built up in case of a no-deal Brexit will only be available for extra spending if we leave with an orderly transition". In another move, Mr Hunt declared that he is planning to establish a no-deal Cabinet Task Force, which would be given broad authority to devise policies aimed at mitigating the impact of a no-deal B... [Full Article...]

DHS Inspector General: Overcrowded Migrant Centers 'A Ticking Time Bomb'

DHS Inspector General: Overcrowded Migrant Centers 'A Ticking Time Bomb' A new report by the Homeland Security Inspector General describes appalling conditions and wretched overcrowding at migrant detention centers in Texas with a top manager at one of the facilities saying he fears for the security of his staff, calling the situation a "ticking time bomb". [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka arrests police chief, others for negligence leading to Easter bombings

Sri Lanka arrests police chief, others for negligence leading to Easter bombings The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara and former secretary to the Ministry of Defense Hemasiri Fernando , while they were receiving medical treatment at hospitals, the Police Media Spokesman, Ruwan Gunasekara, said. [Full Article...]

G20: Trump reverses US Huawei block

G20: Trump reverses US Huawei block President Trump may have signaled Huawei's sales ban woes could be easing over the weekend, but the Chinese electronics company isn't out of hot water yet as further uncertainty clouds the compromise. (TSMC), integrated circuit packaging and testing firm ASE Technology Holding Co., IC designer MediaTek Inc., and smartphone camera lens maker Largan Precision Co. [Full Article...]

Mike Pence's plane called back to Washington due to emergency

Mike Pence's plane called back to Washington due to emergency He looks forward to rescheduling the trip to New Hampshire very soon", Alyssa Farah, the vice president's press secretary, tweeted at 11:58 a.m. Tuesday. The White House did not return requests for comment. Pence's plane never took off and he returned to the White House to meet with Trump. Spokespeople for the VP and the White House said that there had been " no emergency callback " and that... [Full Article...]

White House gives tickets to Trump’s July Fourth extravaganza to GOP donors

White House gives tickets to Trump’s July Fourth extravaganza to GOP donors And I'm going to be here and I'm going to say a few words and we're going to have planes going overhead--the best fighter jets in the world and other planes too. He has dubbed it a " Salute to America ". Trump plans to deliver a speech at the Lincoln Memorial on Thursday. Officials said this will be considered a training event, the cost of which is already budgeted. [Full Article...]

Japan resumes industrial whale hunting after extra than 30 years

Japan resumes industrial whale hunting after extra than 30 years Activists said the hunts had no scientific value, and Japan made no secret of the fact that meat from whales caught on those hunts ended up sold for consumption. There has been no safety management by health authorities to monitor the level of organic pollutants and heavy metals contained in whale meat, the state board said, pointing to the consistent consumption of Cetacean meat, which ha... [Full Article...]

Conservative Writer Andy Ngo 'Milkshaked' by Antifascists Amid Demonstration in Portland

Conservative Writer Andy Ngo 'Milkshaked' by Antifascists Amid Demonstration in Portland The tweet was posted hours before Ngo took to Twitter to reveal he was violently attacked. Texas Senator Ted Cruz accused Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler of ordering police to stand down and allow antifa protesters to physically engage conservative activists over the weekend. [Full Article...]

First whales caught as Japan resumes commercial hunt after 30 years

First whales caught as Japan resumes commercial hunt after 30 years Japan has lengthy maintained that eating whale is a necessary part of its custom and that practically all species are no longer endangered . As the boats left port, whalers, their families and local officials in two major whaling towns, Shimonoseki in southwestern Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's electoral constituency, and Kushiro in the north, celebrated the fresh start. [Full Article...]

At least 65 wounded as powerful auto bomb rocks Kabul

At least 65 wounded as powerful auto bomb rocks Kabul Militant spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the insurgents had targeted a defence ministry building in the area, which was quickly blocked off by Afghan forces and ambulances, with helicopter gunships seen overhead as gunfire continued. Early reports said the blast was near the US Embassy, but the embassy confirmed they were not affected. Staff at the nearby office building of the Afghanistan Foot... [Full Article...]

Australia ‘urgently seeking clarification’ about citizen reportedly detained in North Korea

Australia ‘urgently seeking clarification’ about citizen reportedly detained in North Korea Carr said the effectiveness of Australia's representations on Sigley's behalf will depend on how well our allies can engage with the North Korean regime. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison , from left, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron speak before a plenary session at the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, on Friday Ju... [Full Article...]

Gabbard Commands Most Interest, but Gets Little Cable News Attention

Gabbard Commands Most Interest, but Gets Little Cable News Attention At 38, she was the youngest candidate on stage. On the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Gabbard took the opportunity to criticize President Donald Trump "and his chicken hawk Cabinet [who] have led us to the brink of war with Iran", and called for re-entering a deal to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons and waging war. [Full Article...]

Trump feasts on American steak, hamburgers in South Korea

Trump feasts on American steak, hamburgers in South Korea He told reporters during a breakfast with Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that he would be visiting the heavily fortified area between the two Koreas. During his remarks Saturday, Trump marveled at the DMZ and seemed to envy at how secure the border is between the North and South. Presidents Barack Obama, George W. [Full Article...]

Trump talks trade at G20, China’s Xi warns against protectionism

Trump talks trade at G20, China’s Xi warns against protectionism Trump also said he would discuss Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei with the Indian leader. WORLD leaders kicked off one of their most high-stakes G20 meetings in years Friday, with rows brewing over a bruising US-China trade war, geopolitical tensions, and climate change even if US President Donald Trump was offering a more conciliatory tone. [Full Article...]


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