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Hurricane Maria killed thousands in Puerto Rico - not just 64, study says

Hurricane Maria killed thousands in Puerto Rico - not just 64, study says Researchers addressed these problems by comparing the number of deaths in 2017 with the number of deaths in the same time period in 2016. In a report a year ago, Sustainable Energy for All noted that over 3 billion people still use solid-fuel - like wood and dung - powered cook stoves, which have adverse health impacts, especially for the woman who most often use them. [Full Article...]

Spanish Socialist Sanchez succeeds Rajoy as prime minister

Spanish Socialist Sanchez succeeds Rajoy as prime minister Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has been forced out of office by a no-confidence vote in parliament. Rajoy had conceded defeat prior to the no-confidence vote, earlier telling deputies: "Mr Sanchez will be the head of the government and let me be the first to congratulate him". [Full Article...]

Justin Trudeau's speech in response to Donald Trump’s tariff announcement

Justin Trudeau's speech in response to Donald Trump’s tariff announcement US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross , who announced the tariffs , said in an interview on Thursday that any retaliatory measures are unlikely to have much impact on the US economy. President Giles Ashmead said: "While the USA is not a major export market for UK-produced aluminium , indiscriminate tariffs are a hindrance to free trade, and do little to secure a "level playing field" for global... [Full Article...]

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy loses no-confidence vote

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy loses no-confidence vote Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is likely to be forced out of office after a key party said it would support a motion of no confidence against him, Spanish media report. It also ordered the party to pay back €245,000 (US$290,000) received from the scheme to help finance election campaigns. Judges did not find that current government members had committed any wrongdoing. [Full Article...]

Britain wants Brexit talks to be more constructive - UK PM May's spokesman

Britain wants Brexit talks to be more constructive - UK PM May's spokesman The group met Mrs May to discuss the UK's future trade relationship with the European Union , on which Brussels has imposed a deadline of October for a final agreement. The Scottish National Party leader argued that a customs union was important to prevent the return to a hard border in Northern Ireland but added that without similar arrangements for Scotland it could be left at a "competit... [Full Article...]

Journalists murdered in Mexico in 2018

Journalists murdered in Mexico in 2018 The Tamaulipas attorney general's office said in a statement Tuesday they are investigating what prompted the murder . Tamaulipas is a hotspot of turf wars between Mexico's cartels, who compete for drug-trafficking and other organized crime businesses. [Full Article...]

Kremlin critic Bill Browder released after arrest in Spain

Kremlin critic Bill Browder released after arrest in Spain William Browder , CEO of Hermitage Capital and anti-Kremlin activist, said he was arrested on fraud charges in Madrid on Wednesday on a Russian Interpol warrant. Prominent Kremlin critic William Browder accused Russian Federation of taking advantage of the Interpol red notice system to provoke his brief detention on Wednesday by Spanish authorities. [Full Article...]

HHS Official: Reports of Lost Immigrant Children 'Completely False'

HHS Official: Reports of Lost Immigrant Children 'Completely False' The ORR report was presented on April 26 to the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, a subgroup of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Hargan said some of the sponsors may not be picking up the phone because they are not in the country legally. "While there are many possible reasons for this, in many cases sponsors can not be reached because they themselves... [Full Article...]

Trump schemes aside, Blagojevich deserves shorter sentence

Trump schemes aside, Blagojevich deserves shorter sentence Robert Blagojevich said that he's hopeful about Trump's remarks, but that if his brother's sentence isn't commuted, "it's just more of the same". James Comey , whom Trump fired as FBI director previous year and has repeatedly assailed, was the lead federal prosecutor in Stewart's case and played a role in the prosecution of Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the chief of staff to former Vice President ... [Full Article...]

Michael Cohen’s lawyers have until mid-June to review documents, judge says

Michael Cohen’s lawyers have until mid-June to review documents, judge says Trump - among them Stephanie Clifford, a former pornographic film star better known as Stormy Daniels . Earlier in the day, he withdrew a request to enter the criminal case against Cohen, in which he had sought a role in order to protect Daniels' interests. [Full Article...]

Adviser to Iran's supreme leader pushes uranium enrichment

Adviser to Iran's supreme leader pushes uranium enrichment A top adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is proposing Iran resume its uranium enrichment in the wake of the United States withdrawal from the nuclear deal between world powers and Tehran. Clarifies that the President of Russia Vladimir Putin will also participate in the summit. Meanwhile, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on Monday that Beijing will host Iranian Presid... [Full Article...]

White House: US 'continues to actively prepare' for summit

White House: US 'continues to actively prepare' for summit Russian Federation said Wednesday that its foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, will travel to North Korea for talks on Thursday. United States officials said the North Korea delegation would come to Washington to meet Trump and deliver the message on Friday, one week after Trump had abruptly called off preparations for the planned June 12 summit in a sharply-worded letter of his own. [Full Article...]

Makeup and pig's blood: Reporter describes his faked slaying

Makeup and pig's blood: Reporter describes his faked slaying The journalist revealed Thursday how Ukrainian security services faked his murder to thwart a contract hit allegedly arranged by Babchenko's native Russian Federation. "Then I watched the news and saw what a great guy I had been", he said, referring to tributes that were paid to him in the media after his death was widely reported. [Full Article...]

Youre all going to die

Youre all going to die Students honour the memories of 17 classmates and teachers that were killed during the shooting. "Today is the day, the day it all begins, the day my massacre begins", Cruz says. I wanted a girlfriend, I've wanted sex, love, adoration, but you think I am unworthy of it. It's unclear when Cruz recorded the video messages, obtained by WFTV, but he appears to have been clear about his plan at the t... [Full Article...]

Abramovich 'has right' to Israeli citizenship

Abramovich 'has right' to Israeli citizenship Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich can enter Britain on a visitor visa after gaining Israeli citizenship, Theresa May's spokesperson has said. "The Kremlin doesn't think anything about this", government spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. Abramovich , who is Jewish, flew to Tel Aviv on Monday and obtained documents confirming his status as an Israeli citizen, the Israeli news site Ynet reported. [Full Article...]

Skeleton unearthed of man crushed by huge rock in Vesuvius eruption

Skeleton unearthed of man crushed by huge rock in Vesuvius eruption Officials said the man had suffered from a leg infection that may have caused walking difficulties and thus impeded his escape. "Now we have the possibility to rebuild the space as it once was", said Massimo Osanna , general director of the Archeological Park of Pompeii . [Full Article...]

Trump Contradicts Himself by Claiming He Didn't Fire Comey Over Russia

Trump Contradicts Himself by Claiming He Didn't Fire Comey Over Russia The multi-page letter blasted Comey over his investigation of Trump's Democratic presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton . "And in fact when I made a decision to just do it, I said to myself, I said 'you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story, it's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won,"' he added. [Full Article...]

Zimbabwe to elect post-Mugabe president on July 30

Zimbabwe to elect post-Mugabe president on July 30 In a brief statement in an official government gazette, Mnangagwa said that he had fixed July 30 "as the day of the election of the president, the election of members of the national assembly and election of councillors". He added that a presidential run-off round, if required, would be held on September 8, local state-owned daily The Herald reported. Main contenders President Mnangagwa's announ... [Full Article...]

Giuliani reveals what Trump will do about Jeff Sessions - and when

Giuliani reveals what Trump will do about Jeff Sessions - and when Mr. Sessions had flown to Florida because Mr. Trump was refusing to take his calls about a pressing decision on his travel ban. White House sources have claimed on numerous occasions that Trump is frustrated by what he sees as Sessions' inability to protect him. [Full Article...]

Denmark bans wearing the burqa in public

Denmark bans wearing the burqa in public The government says it is not aimed at any religions and does not ban headscarves, turbans or the traditional Jewish skull cap. Justice Minister Soren Pape Poulsen welcomed the outcome, and said he was confident the ban would be respected, he told public broadcaster DR. [Full Article...]


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