New Catalan leader wants independence talks with new Spanish PM

Mr Torra, a fervent separatist, also announced that his government had sued Mariano Rajoy - who has been ousted as prime minister - and his deputy, Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, for abuse of power over their blocking of an earlier Cabinet proposal. More..

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Mowing down of Srinagar youth
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Mowing down of Srinagar youth

Fierce clashes broke out in several places in the city. That set off pitched battles between residents and government forces. A day after the CRPF vehicle ran over two persons in Nowhatta area of Old city h...More..

Populist PM to lead new Italian government
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Populist PM to lead new Italian government

The new government is expected to take a far more antagonistic stance against Brussels than the previous government, headed by the centre-left Democratic Party. "I'm too young to remember much about the tim...More..

Canada files WTO complaint over illegal U.S. tariffs
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Canada files WTO complaint over illegal U.S. tariffs

The EU also started the process of filing a complaint with the World Trade Organization . Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau slammed the tariffs as an "affront" to a longstanding relationship betw...More..

Visa: 'Service disruption' blocking Europe transactions
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Visa: 'Service disruption' blocking Europe transactions

Around two hours after the fault came to light, some payments were reported to be working "intermittently". It is thought that a total of 60,000 business merchants use the card processing company's services a...More..

U.S. military killed almost 500 civilians in 2017, Pentagon says
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

U.S. military killed almost 500 civilians in 2017, Pentagon says

As many as eight civilians were killed in the northeastern Syrian province of Hasakah in an airstrike carried out by the US-led global coalition, local media reported citing a local source. The report was del...More..

DNA from tissue led to Golden State Killer arrest
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

DNA from tissue led to Golden State Killer arrest

A judge ruled this week that heavily redacted search and arrest warrants should be released to the public after media organizations sought to have them unsealed. He is believed to be responsible for at least a ...More..

Trump meets with families of Santa Fe school shooting victims
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Trump meets with families of Santa Fe school shooting victims

Abbott laid out a wide school-safety plan, including mental health screenings, expanded school protections and even a call for consideration of a "red-flag" law that would allow judges to temporarily seize an i...More..

Voters in Ireland pave way for abortion on demand
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Voters in Ireland pave way for abortion on demand

Three women, who refused to disclose if they were pregnant, consumed abortion pills while being filmed by police. The referendum put to the public the question of whether to repeal the Eighth Amendment of t...More..

Trump’s decision on tariffs closed doors to other talks - Macron
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Trump’s decision on tariffs closed doors to other talks - Macron

The White House said in a statement that the steel and aluminum tariffs have already had a positive effects on workers and jobs. WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo has in recent months warned that t...More..

USA warns of ability to take down Chinese artificial islands
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

USA warns of ability to take down Chinese artificial islands

China on Thursday urged the United States to stop hyping up the South China Sea issue, after U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said the United States would continue to confront China on militarization of is...More..

by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

UK has two weeks to produce border proposals - Coveney

However, on Friday, the East Antrim MP said the plans were as "at best contradictory". Mr Wilson also suggested the objective of the "border buffer zone" appears less clear. "But a sensible solution that ha...More..

Summit with Kim is back on for June 12, says Trump
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Summit with Kim is back on for June 12, says Trump

Kim Yong-chol is among the most senior officials in North Korea , a rank for which he was previously blacklisted by the US. The video is part of a training video for party officials but has been leaked to th...More..

Forecasters Lower Predictions as Hurricane Season Begins
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Forecasters Lower Predictions as Hurricane Season Begins

The water is cooler because strong winds over the Atlantic are churning up cooler water from the depths. An average year generates about 12 named storms , 6.5 hurricanes and two major hurricanes. That wind...More..

Japan's PM to visit US on June 7: White House
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Japan's PM to visit US on June 7: White House

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government came under fire Tuesday after a senior MP suggested only women should raise children under three and another urged newly-weds to have at least three kids. After t...More..

by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Canada's Trudeau: NAFTA Talks Stalled After Pence Ultimatum

Highly restrictive on Trade! "They report a really high surplus on trade with us", he wrote . Trudeau says he would still be happy to come down and see the president if there are no pre-conditions set. Mexic...More..

Trump announces summit with North Korea is back on
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Trump announces summit with North Korea is back on

While trying to communicate its willingness to embrace Western diplomatic norms, Pyongyang has put in painstaking efforts to maintain reciprocity with Washington and Seoul, said Yang Moo-jin, a professor at t...More..

Cyclist armed with MASSIVE knife confronts driver in horrifying clip
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Cyclist armed with MASSIVE knife confronts driver in horrifying clip

The Volkswagen nearly hits the cyclist while trying to pull out into traffic which appears to start the confrontation. On Wednesday evening, a cyclist lunged at a vehicle with a massive "zombie knife" in the ...More..

Forensic psychiatrist noted for JonBenet Ramsey probe gunned down
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Forensic psychiatrist noted for JonBenet Ramsey probe gunned down

Steven Pitt was shot and killed outside his office Thursday night. Witnesses told police they reported hearing a loud verbal argument outside the office, followed by gunshots. The investigation initially sus...More..

Trump's unexpected poll victory shook Obama - new book
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Trump's unexpected poll victory shook Obama - new book

While Obama may have underestimated just how tribalistic the country had become during his presidency, and the role he may have played in it, the idea that most people bought into the vision of America that Tru...More..

Sterlite plant closure may turn India into copper importer
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Sterlite plant closure may turn India into copper importer

Earlier Chief Minister K. Palaniswami told the media that people in Thoothukudi had been protesting peacefully for long against the company, alleging that it was causing health hazards and depleting the water t...More..

United Nations postpones vote on protecting Palestinians: diplomats
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

United Nations postpones vote on protecting Palestinians: diplomats

Of the thousands wounded, some 1,350 people have complex injuries and will require between three and five surgeries each, Mardini said. Diplomats have said the Palestinians may turn to the UN General Assembly...More..

American televangelist asking followers to buy him private jet
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

American televangelist asking followers to buy him private jet

Duplantis' request came into the headlines this week after the video posted on his website on May 21 drew heavy attention. He said God told him he needed the plane "in one of the 'greatest statements the Lord...More..

Uganda Finally Introduces Social Media Tax, 5 cents Per Day
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Uganda Finally Introduces Social Media Tax, 5 cents Per Day

The bill also imposes a 1 percent levy on mobile money transactions, which some politicians argue will have a negative impact on low income Ugandans who have no local bank. To identify those mobile internet use...More..

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued Until 8:00 pm
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued Until 8:00 pm

Strong storms rolled through Thursday morning but sunshine returned and has helped to heat up and destabilize the atmosphere again. A tornado watch is in effect for southern portions of Missouri and southern ...More..

Weather warning - thunderstorms and up to 50mm of rain
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Weather warning - thunderstorms and up to 50mm of rain

The country may have been basking in glorious sunshine in recent days but it looks set to come to a dramatic end. According to Met Eireann , today is set to be a scorcher with temperatures predicted to reac...More..

Who is Rick Gerson? Jared Kushner’s Friend Under Mueller Scrutiny, Report Says
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Who is Rick Gerson? Jared Kushner’s Friend Under Mueller Scrutiny, Report Says

Gerson's significance in Mueller's probe stems from his presence at or proximity to several key meetings involving Trump associates. Gerson was reportedly in the Seychelles in January 2017, near the time th...More..

Man 'admits to being a paedophile while running for office'
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Man 'admits to being a paedophile while running for office'

The forums and chat rooms served as a gathering place for violence-minded misogynists looking to talk about their fantasies and illegal actions. Larson also admitted there was a "grain of truth" to his essays...More..

by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Contrasting UN Security Council measures on Gaza both fail

Ethiopia, The Netherlands and Poland - all non-permanent members - also abstained on the vote, while Bolivia, Equatorial Guinea, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Peru and Sweden all voted in favor. Neither Israel nor the St...More..

In symbolic nod to India, US Pacific Command changes name
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

In symbolic nod to India, US Pacific Command changes name

Davidson took charge of the command from Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr". Adm. Harry Harris, who oversaw U.S. military operations in the region until Wednesday, has been tapped by President Donald Trump to serve ...More..

US Defense Secretary Mattis Slams China for Militarising South China Sea Islands
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

US Defense Secretary Mattis Slams China for Militarising South China Sea Islands

Mattis told Asia's biggest security conference Saturday that China's deployment of missile batteries and bombers to outposts in the disputed area was "a reality" the USA and its allies would have to deal with. ...More..

Family of man killed by cop gets 4 cents: Florida jury
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Family of man killed by cop gets 4 cents: Florida jury

Because the jury decided the sheriff was 1 percent liable, the portion of the award the Sheriff's Office must pay is reduced to 4 cents. After a less than two-minute encounter, the garage door (which had been o...More..

Remains of Man Crushed by Rock Discovered at Pompeii
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Remains of Man Crushed by Rock Discovered at Pompeii

Anthropologists have identified the victim as a 30-year-old male who suffered from lesions on the tibia that indicate a bone infection. These clouds of gas and dust are extremely hot and fast-moving, and quickl...More..

China approves 13 new Ivanka Trump trademarks in three months
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

China approves 13 new Ivanka Trump trademarks in three months

The White House said Tuesday that it would provide details of the Chinese products affected by the new tariffs on June 15 and that they will take effect "shortly thereafter". From the question of tariffs and ...More..

On the brink of a global trade war? | Inside Story
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

On the brink of a global trade war? | Inside Story

That hasn't been done. "This is the best possible set of arrangements and really sets the standard in where free trade should be", Treasurer Scott Morrison said in Sydney on Friday. A big percentage of them...More..