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U.K. Government Debates Changing Northern Ireland’s Abortion Laws

U.K. Government Debates Changing Northern Ireland’s Abortion Laws Belfast's High Court made a declaration in December 2015 that the law was incompatible with Article 8 of the ECHR - the right to respect for private and family life - because of the absence of exceptions to the general prohibition on abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities and pregnancies resulting from sexual offences. [Full Article...]

Triple life plus 16 years for axe murderer Henri van Breda

Triple life plus 16 years for axe murderer Henri van Breda If the High Court in Cape Town was a circus when Henri van Breda was convicted in May‚ on Thursday it was a veritable carnival on steroids. The van Breda family (from left): Henri, Marli, Rudi, Teresa, Martin. The State said that his sister, Marli, who was 16 at the time of the attack, barely survived and had to grow up alone with the knowledge that her own brother killed her family. [Full Article...]

Sonic attack warning issued as United States citizens fall ill in China

The Americans who were evacuated worked at the US Consulate in the southern city of Guangzhou, and their colleagues and family members are being tested by a State Department medical team, officials said. He added: "The precise nature of the injuries suffered by the affected personnel, and whether a common cause exists for all cases, has not yet been established". [Full Article...]

Israeli forces kill 21-year-old Ezzaddin Tamimi in Nabi Saleh

Israeli forces kill 21-year-old Ezzaddin Tamimi in Nabi Saleh While the investigation into the killing of 21-year-old Palestinian nurse Razan Najjar by Israeli troops last week continues, the military has already offered a brief preliminary statement Tuesday, saying that no shots were " deliberately or directly aimed towards her ". [Full Article...]

Putin, Trump 'Regularly Talk' Over the Phone

Putin, Trump 'Regularly Talk' Over the Phone Putin's visit also marks the 50th anniversary of the initiation of Russian gas deliveries to the alpine nation. He called for experts to 'start working in a concrete way'. " There are rumors circulating now that Mr. Soros is planning to make the euro highly volatile ", Putin said, without providing evidence. Russia's state-owned news outlet RT seized on the interview , saying Putin "deflected... [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia starts issuing driving licences to women

Saudi Arabia starts issuing driving licences to women The move comes a few days after, Amnesty International called on the "international community and allies of Saudi Arabia " to exert pressure on Riyadh to immediately and unconditionally release women's rights defenders now detained in the Arab kingdom. [Full Article...]

Trump calls off Eagles' White House visit

Trump calls off Eagles' White House visit On Monday, Melania Trump attended a private White House event that honored Gold Star military families. However, in the room of FEMA officials-who were all clad in their dark suits, as were President Trump and VP Pence-Melania's look immediately catches the eye. [Full Article...]

India's Modi calls for crackdown on plastic pollution

India's Modi calls for crackdown on plastic pollution A 2017 report by the Ocean Conservancy said China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam are dumping more plastic than the rest of the world combined. A Plastic Planet, a campaign group supported by numerous organisations across Europe, Asia and the Americas, is behind the 24-hour plastic boycott. [Full Article...]

Trump set to host first iftar dinner today

Trump set to host first iftar dinner today Speaking at an iftar dinner, which breaks the daylong fast, Trump offered a message of unity, recognizing members of the Muslim community at home and overseas. Outside the White House, a group of demonstrators displayed slogans and chanted in protest against Trump's efforts to ban immigrants from several Muslim-majority countries. [Full Article...]

Kim summit is set for Sentosa Island

Kim summit is set for Sentosa Island According to Singapore's leading English daily, NHK, Japan's national public broadcaster, is expected to send about 100 people, including correspondents from around the world, while the BBC is said to be sending about 80 journalists. The Singapore government has designated the areas surrounding Sentosa and Shangri-La Hotel as special event zones from June 10 to 14 for the summit. [Full Article...]

Italy's PM takes aim at migrants and austerity in maiden speech

Italy's PM takes aim at migrants and austerity in maiden speech Giuseppe Conte was nominated last month by the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and far-right League parties to lead their coalition government. During his speech to the Senate ahead of the vote, Conte reaffirmed several of the coalition's key manifesto themes, including a tough line on migrants, rejection of economic austerity and conciliatory gestures towards Moscow. [Full Article...]

Israeli army kills Palestinian near fence in southern Gaza

Israeli army kills Palestinian near fence in southern Gaza Israel transfers tens of millions of dollars to the PA monthly, in customs duties on products headed for Palestinian-controlled territories, which are imported through Israeli ports. The Israeli army claimed in a statement that "two terrorists who damaged the security fence and were armed with an axe" attempted an "infiltration" into Israel. [Full Article...]

Trump can't block you on Twitter, but he sure wants to

Trump can't block you on Twitter, but he sure wants to Such a case started from a lawsuit against the Republican ruler by the Knight Institute of the First Amendment at Columbia University and other users of the aforementioned social network. "If they have been blocked on the basis of their viewpoints, the White House should unblock them immediately". "Two days shy of the one year anniversary of my blocking, realDonaldTrump has unblocked me", Reb... [Full Article...]

Judge who sentenced Brock Turner ousted amid #MeToo movement

Judge who sentenced Brock Turner ousted amid #MeToo movement The ruling fueled national outrage, as he rejected the prosecutors' request for a six-year prison sentence. The California Commission on Judicial Performance ruled that the case was handled legally. A UC Berkeley School of Law graduate, Persky was an associate with Morrison & Foerster before joining the Santa Clara County District Attorney's office in 1997. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong-un begged for summit on his knees: Rudy Giuliani

Kim Jong-un begged for summit on his knees: Rudy Giuliani North Korea's state affairs commission secretariat Kim Chang Son also met Hagin at Capella after arriving in Singapore in late May to hash out details for the summit. "President Trump didn't take that", Giuliani said. North Korea responded with a conciliatory statement, and the US resumed plans for the meeting, which is scheduled for June 12 in Singapore. [Full Article...]

Israel foils Palestinian attack on PM Netanyahu, others - Security services

Israel foils Palestinian attack on PM Netanyahu, others - Security services The security service refused to identify the two suspected accomplices. It was learned that Rashdeh had planned to attack buildings that belong to the United States consulate and a senior Canadian delegation that was in Jerusalem in order to train Palestinian Authority forces in Judea and Samaria. [Full Article...]

BSF troopers martyred in Pakistan ceasefire violation

BSF troopers martyred in Pakistan ceasefire violation The Pakistan troops also targeted civilian areas in Pargwal, Gadhak and Kan Chak areas along the IB in Jammu . Assistant Sub-Inspector Satya Narayan Yadav and Constable Vijay Kumar Pandey - both residents of Uttar Pradesh were killed and 13 civilians injured in unprovoked and indiscriminate firing by Pakistani rangers in Akhnoor, Kanachak and Khour sectors of Jammu district today, officials... [Full Article...]

Trump Asks Trudeau: ‘Didn’t You Guys Burn Down the White House?’

The change in negotiations from multilateral to bilateral could come swiftly. Despite the G7's efforts to coax the Trump administration away from a go-it-alone approach, some analysts now question whether Washington remains committed to basic policies that have upheld the post-World War Two worldwide economic system. [Full Article...]

Bill Nelson, Rick Scott spar over shortened Senate recess

Bill Nelson, Rick Scott spar over shortened Senate recess The bills are usually combined into one omnibus bill, but it rarely gets passed by the deadline. "I talked at length with the president about it today", Corker told reporters in Washington. Republicans and Democrats alike have said they disagreed with the president's moves, particularly as it relates to America's allies. Corker's legislation would require the president to submit to Congress ... [Full Article...]

Officers in Wildwood beach arrest won't face criminal charges

Officers in Wildwood beach arrest won't face criminal charges The woman at the center of a controversial arrest in Wildwood spoke out on " CBS This Morning " on Wednesday. In police body camera footage of the May 26 incident, Weinman and another individual are approached by the officers for allegedly having alcohol on the beach . [Full Article...]


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