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Trump’s environment czar Pruitt cites ‘unrelenting attacks’ in resignation letter

Trump’s environment czar Pruitt cites ‘unrelenting attacks’ in resignation letter Mr Trump confirmed Mr Pruitt's resignation on Twitter, saying he had done "an outstanding job". As was reported a few months ago, Wheeler, the acting head of the EPA, is a longtime coal lobbyist who questions the validity of climate change. [Full Article...]

Statue of Liberty base climber escorted down

Statue of Liberty base climber escorted down Okoumou was scheduled to appear before a federal magistrate for an arraignment hearing, a spokesman for the USA attorney's office in Manhattan said. Although she received much scorn for causing a disruption during her high flying protest , Okoumou was not contrite. [Full Article...]

Israeli forces assault Palestinians, prepare to demolish village

Israeli forces assault Palestinians, prepare to demolish village Israeli authorities have been carrying out forced evacuations against Bedouins since 1949. Israeli forces detained a young Palestinian from the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, while Israeli settler assaulted Palestinian residents, on Wednesday evening . [Full Article...]

Evacuations ordered, up to 100 structures threatened by fire in Goleta

It destroyed 22 structures and burned 15,000 acres. Heat spreading from Southern California into parts of Arizona, Nevada and Utah threatened to worsen flames that have forced thousands of people to evacuate and destroyed hundreds of homes across the West. [Full Article...]

WH Releases Pres. Trump's UK Schedule

WH Releases Pres. Trump's UK Schedule BBC diplomatic correspondent James Robbins said it would be "the most controversial visit ever made by an American president to Britain". U.S. President Donald Trump waves from Air Force One as he arrives in Great Falls, Montana, U.S., July 5, 2018. [Full Article...]

Charting the US-China trade battle

Charting the US-China trade battle On Thursday, Trump said higher tariffs on an additional $16 billion in Chinese goods were set to take effect in two weeks. China retaliated with tariffs on a similar amount of goods. US President Donald Trump began the trade dispute when he imposed 25 percent duties on approximately $34 billion (€29 billion) in Chinese machinery, electronics and high-tech equipment including autos, compute... [Full Article...]

Paul Merson predicts Sweden v England and Russian Federation v Croatia

Paul Merson predicts Sweden v England and Russian Federation v Croatia And Eriksson warned that Gareth Southgate's side may have been better off facing tournament favourites Brazil rather than Sweden. "For many years England has not reached this stage of the competition, so being in the quarterfinals, playing against Sweden, having for the semi-final the victor of Russian Federation versus Croatia, I would say England has a golden chance to be in the World Cup ... [Full Article...]

Israel Attacks Syrian Regime Outpost After Shell Hits Buffer Zone

Israel Attacks Syrian Regime Outpost After Shell Hits Buffer Zone Civilians and rebels in the south may be easily captured by government forces in the future "without protection or witnesses", he explained. Moscow, which intervened militarily in Syria in 2015, simultaneously began brokering talks, employing a carrot-and-stick strategy that has allowed the regime to recapture significant territory. [Full Article...]

Malaysia investigates China supported project links with 1MDB

Malaysia investigates China supported project links with 1MDB The notice to halt ECRL construction came as Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said on Wednesday (3 July) that the project's final estimated cost had risen to $20bn (81 billion ringgits), around 50% higher than estimated by the Najib government. [Full Article...]

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom loses appeal to avoid extradition to the US

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom loses appeal to avoid extradition to the US Dotcom and his co-accused have consistently denied the U.S. charges. Even if the Supreme Court affirms the lower court's judgment, Dotcom's battle could continue as New Zealand's justice minister would have to approve the extradition and this decision could be subject to further reviews, according to Reuters . [Full Article...]

Diver Dies During Rescue Efforts for Cave-Trapped Thai Boys

Diver Dies During Rescue Efforts for Cave-Trapped Thai Boys Twelve players of the Wild Boars soccer club-between the ages of 11 and 16-and their 25-year-old coach have been trapped in Tham Luang cave in Thailand's northern Chiang Rai province since June 23. "He's thinner", she said, as she ran her finger over the image of her son on a television screen. Light rains could be controlled by pumping but "if the water level increases out of control, we ha... [Full Article...]

Three YouTube stars died after falling 100 feet off a waterfall

Three YouTube stars died after falling 100 feet off a waterfall SQUAMISH, B.C. -Police and rescue crews are working to overcome unsafe conditions as they try to recover the bodies of three hikers who fell into one of the pools of a majestic waterfall north of Vancouver. A YouTube vlogger has died after plummeting down a waterfall in Canada while trying to save his friend who slipped and fell before him. The family would love to hear anything or everythin... [Full Article...]

Mike Pompeo heading to North Korea for nuclear talks

Mike Pompeo heading to North Korea for nuclear talks All Asia in awe. Tensions between the two countries have eased since the summit, with Trump suspending some joint military exercises with South Korea - which experts call a significant concession by the United States - and North Korea apparently starting work to repatriate some remains of American troops missing in the 1950-1953 Korean War. [Full Article...]

J K Rowling trolls Trump after boast about expert writing skills

J K Rowling trolls Trump after boast about expert writing skills Rowling then referred to an earlier intervention by Trump's ghostwriter on Art of the Deal , Tony Schwartz, who insisted he wrote all of the book. " Harry Potter " author Rowling, a vehement critic of Trump, could not resist the urge to point and laugh at the mistake in a series of tweets before and after the president's correction. [Full Article...]

World powers try keep Iran nuclear deal alive

World powers try keep Iran nuclear deal alive But Washington has also warned European allies that they face possible penalties if they violate US sanctions, which Washington says are aimed at reducing Iranian oil exports to "zero" - a level that would deprive Iran's economy of its principal source of revenue and economic growth. [Full Article...]

Russia, Syria Resume Attack on Dara'a as Talks with Rebels Fail

Russia, Syria Resume Attack on Dara'a as Talks with Rebels Fail The southwest was an early hotbed of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad and defeat there would leave rebels with just one remaining stronghold - the area around Idlib province bordering Turkey in the northwest. Warfare in southwest Syria is sensitive to neighbouring Jordan and Israel. All global calls to halt the offensive in Daraa have so far fallen on deaf ears. [Full Article...]

USA says it'll return immigrant children under 5 by next week

USA says it'll return immigrant children under 5 by next week Azar said HHS is working "overtime" to confirm that the people who purportedly are parents of those children actually are their parents, and is also checking to see if any parents have a background that makes them risky to receive a child. He stressed that the department is seeking to meet a court-imposed deadline of next Tuesday to reunite some 100 detained children aged under five. "It's not abo... [Full Article...]

York | Donald Trump's mainstream immigration policy

York | Donald Trump's mainstream immigration policy Democratic lawmakers plan to introduce a bill that would dismantle the agency. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) have all called for the abolition of ICE after socialist congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won a surprise victory in the primary for New York's 14th District with the policy at the heart of her campaign. [Full Article...]

EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigns amid various ethics scandals

EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigns amid various ethics scandals This contradicts Trump's own telling of events. Pruitt's tenure at the EPA was rocky from the start. The problems will continue for both men: Pruitt still faces a dozen investigations and must file forms disclosing his income -and his wife's. [Full Article...]

Pakistani court sentences ex-PM Sharif to 10 years in prison

Pakistani court sentences ex-PM Sharif to 10 years in prison The court also ordered confiscation of Avenfield apartments in favour of Pakistan. A Joint Investigation Team, constituted by a three-member Apex court bench to probe and prosecute the accused, produced 18 witnesses who were cross-examined by the defense counsel. [Full Article...]


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