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Exit Polls Indicate Pro-Abortion Forces Win in Irish Referendum - Timothy Meads

Exit Polls Indicate Pro-Abortion Forces Win in Irish Referendum - Timothy Meads Official counting begins early on Saturday morning with an overall result expected by late afternoon. Voting has already taken place on islands so that paper ballots can be taken to the mainland and counted in time . Voters will decide whether or not to abolish the 8th amendment which makes abortions illegal, except when the mother's life is at risk. Yet the exit poll showed overwhelming major... [Full Article...]

Cohen Talked Russian Relations With Kremlin-Tied Oligarch During Transition

Cohen Talked Russian Relations With Kremlin-Tied Oligarch During Transition As CNN notes, in January 2017, Columbus Nova paid Cohen $580,000 for consulting work. Only days after meeting with Viktor Vekselberg on the 26th floor of Trump Tower, Cohen received a $1 million contract offer for a company directly tied to the oligarch. [Full Article...]

Burkina Faso Cuts Ties With Taiwan, Dealing It Another Blow

Burkina Faso Cuts Ties With Taiwan, Dealing It Another Blow The Chinese Civil Aviation Administration last month issued written warnings to 36 airlines ordering them to modify all references to Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan , to ensure they are listed as parts of China. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters in January that he hoped "all African countries can appear in the family portrait of China-Africa cooperation, without anyone missing". [Full Article...]

Landmark abortion vote in Ireland may change constitution

Landmark abortion vote in Ireland may change constitution Amy FitzGerald believes so strongly in a woman's right to choose that she is flying back to her home country of Ireland to vote in Friday's referendum on abortion . "If we vote "yes" every unborn, wanted and unwanted, will have zero rights", wrote Frances Kelleher, from Killarney. "This change will apply to ads we determine to be coming from foreign entities which are attempting to influence ... [Full Article...]

Norway has fourth 'most powerful' passport in the world

Norway has fourth 'most powerful' passport in the world South Korea, Finland, France, Italy, Spain and Sweden are at the third place. Japan maintained its grip on top spot with a record total of 189 destinations , while Germany and Singapore were joint second with 188. With close to 40 visa-waiver agreements signed by governments since the start of the year, passport-holders around the world go into the summer season with greater collective acce... [Full Article...]

Boy Scouts continue flag-planting tradition for Memorial Day

Boy Scouts continue flag-planting tradition for Memorial Day Veterans Memorial Park , 339 N. Veterans Parkway, 8 a.m. - Retired Marine Gunnery Sgt. Todd Schroeder is the featured speaker. Memorial Day, he reflected, commemorates "the sacrifices that have been made to secure our freedoms and the way we live in America". [Full Article...]

Rachel Dolezal Accused of Welfare Fraud

Rachel Dolezal Accused of Welfare Fraud According to reports, Rachel Dolezal (aka Nkechi Diallo ) caught the attention of investigators at the Department of Social and Health Service (DSHS) in Washington after news of her book deal surfaced. Dolezal's parents told reporters she started identifying as African American after several years of civil rights activism and that she started to change her perspective on her identity after her... [Full Article...]

Summer events at the public libraries

Summer events at the public libraries After the program, kids will have "petting" time with the animals. On June 9, the real fun begins with an after-hours party held exclusively in the program's honor. She added that along with these summer reading activities, the library has ongoing clubs. Last year, librarians saw a number of Chicago residents sign up , Grove said, as well as those visiting family or friends in Oak Park over the s... [Full Article...]

Russian military missile downed Flight MH17, investigators say

Russian military missile downed Flight MH17, investigators say Australia and the Netherlands are calling on Russian Federation to accept responsibility for "those internationally wrongful acts", provide guarantees with assurances "and guarantees of non-repetition", as well as to provide full reparation to the countries. [Full Article...]

Trump blasts Comey, Clapper, McCabe over 'SPYGATE'

Trump blasts Comey, Clapper, McCabe over 'SPYGATE' Barack Obama tapped my phones! Mueller took over the investigation when he was appointed in May 2017. No matter what ludicrous charge Trump makes, the entire political system reacts as though it might be true. Republicans have not contradicted them. Invited to the full Gang of Eight meeting were McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Hou... [Full Article...]

Male student behind Indiana middle school shooting

Male student behind Indiana middle school shooting The incident occurred a week after a 17-year-old high school student in Santa Fe, Texas, near Houston shot and killed eight classmates and two teachers, the latest in a string of deadly shootings at USA schools. Vice President Mike Pence tweeted , "Karen and I are praying for the victims of the awful shooting in Indiana". We have multiple officers and a command post established at Noblesville H... [Full Article...]

US judge boots Michael Rotondo, 30, from parents' house

US judge boots Michael Rotondo, 30, from parents' house You will not be allowed to return. He called the ruling "outrageous" and said he would appeal the decision. In a real-life case of " failure to launch ", an upstate NY couple got so fed up with their unemployed 30-year-old son's refusal to leave home that they finally sued to evict him. [Full Article...]

U.S. forecasters say 2018 hurricane season may be above normal

U.S. forecasters say 2018 hurricane season may be above normal Robert Ballard with the Central Pacific Hurricane Center is predicting an activity level of 40 percent chance of above-normal, 40 percent chance of a normal, and a 20 percent chance of below-normal levels. Puerto Rico is still reeling from Maria's destructive impact. Robichaud said Canadians can prepare for hurricane season by assembling emergency kits and readying their homes and propertie... [Full Article...]

Russian military unit shot down MH17

Russian military unit shot down MH17 Investigators have been working to determine whether Russian troops shot the missile or whether it was Ukrainian rebels to whom the antiaircraft system had been supplied. "That a sophisticated weapon belonging to the Russian Army was dispatched and used to shoot down a civilian aircraft should be of grave global concern". [Full Article...]

Australian grandma sentenced to death for drugs in Malaysia

Australian grandma sentenced to death for drugs in Malaysia Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto was exonerated by the High Court last December on grounds that she didn't know there were 1.5 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine in her bag when she was arrested in December 2014 at Kuala Lumpur's worldwide airport. [Full Article...]

Meghan Markle’s coat of arms revealed

Meghan Markle’s coat of arms revealed The three quills represent communication and the power of words and could even allude to her outspoken nature on a number of issues she's passionate about such as feminism. Before Prince William and Princess Kate were married in 2011, Kate was granted a coat of arms that represented the history and interests of her parents and two siblings. [Full Article...]

''No Nobel Peace Prize for Trump'': South Koreans slam cancellation of summit

''No Nobel Peace Prize for Trump'': South Koreans slam cancellation of summit The summit would have been the first ever meeting between a sitting U.S. president and North Korean leader. Trump's letter caught allies by surprise. "Even before this announcement, Trump's attitude on trade with China had changed a bit", he said. Sitting down as an equal with the US president would go a long way toward legitimizing his regime on the world stage and weakening the rationale for c... [Full Article...]

Man swings sledgehammer at vehicle and then attacks passenger

Man swings sledgehammer at vehicle and then attacks passenger NBC10 reports that the incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, in the parking lot of a business on East Luzerne Street. The footage shows an SUV drive into the auto park and is followed by a red ute. The attacker then strikes him with the sledgehammer before he can escape. The SUV driver tried to leave the parking lot, but the passenger fell out of the vehicle, police said. [Full Article...]

Armed Bystander Kills Shooter Who Opened Fire At Restaurant

Armed Bystander Kills Shooter Who Opened Fire At Restaurant The shooter has not been identified, but was wearing ear protection and eye glasses, police say. "Evidently the shooter was in the tree line, and they were both shot by the front door". Police have said there would have been far more casualties if it weren't for the patron's quick thinking. "We have no reason to believe this is a terrorist type of incident", Matthews said. [Full Article...]

Ireland abortion referendum: When was the last abortion referendum in Ireland?

Ireland abortion referendum: When was the last abortion referendum in Ireland? Mr Varadkar said if there is a Yes vote, Ireland "will still be the same country as it is today". The Republic is being asked to make a "once in a generation" decision as senior political figures have categorically ruled out a rerun if the proposal to allow the Oireachtas to legislate for abortion is rejected. [Full Article...]


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