Investors in Oil Stocks Can Only Thank Trump for Iran Jitters

Investors in Oil Stocks Can Only Thank Trump for Iran Jitters Tehran has long insisted it has no ambition to build nuclear weapons, but the signatories to the deal never believed them, and supporters of the accord have warned of a Middle East arms race if it fails. For all the theatrics, Netanyahu presented no evidence that Iran has been violating the JCPOA since 2015. Trump is expected (paywall) to quit the agreement in an announcement this afternoon (M... [Full Article...]

China's Xi, North Korea's Kim meet for 'in-depth exchange'

China's Xi, North Korea's Kim meet for 'in-depth exchange' Kim as saying. But momentum for diplomacy built this year as North and South Korea have moved to ease tensions, including with their own leaders' summit late last month. pressure had pushed Kim to the negotiating table. "China supports North Korea's upholding of denuclearisation on the peninsula, and supports North Korea and the United States resolving the peninsula issue through dialogue and ... [Full Article...]

Murder suspect found hiding in closet

Murder suspect found hiding in closet The 28-year-old suspect, who has not been named, is believed to have followed Safran's daughter to the property, where he briefly spoke to her in an apparent effort to case the home, sources said. It's a lovely looking neighborhood and it's a great place to live". The suspect was taken into custody without incident. Safran was a professor of psychology at The New School for Social Research and... [Full Article...]

Libyan coast guard rescues 406 migrants off western coast

Libyan coast guard rescues 406 migrants off western coast Announced by human rights groups at a press conference on Tuesday, the case was brought by 17 Nigerians who accuse Italy of violating their human rights through what they call the "subcontracting" of migrant rescue operations to Libya. He said that Italy and the European Union essentially re-established the Libyan coast guard, which was operationally non-existent until the end of 2017, in order to... [Full Article...]

Trump wants to slash $15B in spending, including on CHIP

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer countered that unused funds being targeted for rescissions could be put back into the program with Congress' approval. Democrats cried foul at the notion of canceling recently approved 2018 spending from a bipartisan deal, saying it would breach the agreement and poison the well for future negotiations. [Full Article...]

Toronto voters crown Ford as victor of first provincial leaders' debate

It later came to light that the crowd was made up of actors hired by a Toronto candidate - a move that was wrong, Ford's spokeswoman said. According to the Toronto Star the casting agency CastmeBG reportedly sent out an email saying they were looking for, "20 people to play real people at a Ford nation rally ( Doug Ford )". [Full Article...]

Israel PM praises Trump for Iran deal pullout, army on alert

On Tuesday night, state-owned media outlets in Syria reported that its air defenses intercepted two Israeli missiles; however, the Syrian media is believed to have inflated its defensive capabilities in the past. Iran has vowed to retaliate to recent Isra