Saturday, 23 June 2018
Latest news
Home » Global

Global

SmackDown Live Championship Matches Set For Money In The Bank

perth_map

The "blue brand" has their championship matches set for the Money In The Bank PPV following Tuesday's show. The champ tries to claim she's not working that show. Bryan snapped as he was being taunted in the ring and targeted the previously-injured leg of Cass before evading the referees attempting to pull him off and slapping on the Yes Lock. Read More »

Media vilifies Israel for 8-month-old Palestinian killed during Gaza protests

perth_map

According to the Hamas-run Gaza health ministry, 62 people in total were killed in this week's riots. Larger crowds have flocked to the border after prayers on Fridays. "Lethal force may only be used as a measure of last, not first, resort, and only when there is an immediate threat to life or serious injury", said Rupert Colville, a spokesman for the U.N. Read More »

NY Mayor De Blasio Promises To Stop Arresting People For Marijuana

perth_map

Vance's office said the move could reduce Manhattan marijuana prosecutions from about 5,000 per year to about 200 per year - a 96 percent reduction. "In the coming weeks, we will work with the Police Department and the mayor to identify the very small number of exceptions that raise public safety concerns, and any case that does not fall within these exceptions will no longer be prosecuted", he added. Read More »

Scottish Parliament Rejects Theresa May's Flagship Brexit Legislation As Constitutional Crisis Looms

perth_map

But the SNP argues that in its current state, the bill could mean that the powers of the Scottish parliament could be changed by the British government without the consent of the parliament for the first time ever. The prime minister now has to decide whether to press ahead despite the vote or make renewed efforts for some kind of compromise. "I think people across Scotland , that's what they want: they don't want the bickering, they don't want the hyperbole they saw in yesterday's Scottish ... Read More »

Guatemala inaugurates embassy in Jerusalem after USA move

perth_map

The inauguration was presided over by Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales . "You were always among the first", he said. It was considered as the bloodiest day of cross-border firing since a 2014 war between Israel and Hamas. The move has infuriated Palestinians and drawn widespread global condemnation. Read More »

Trump Lists Michael Cohen Payment on Financial Disclosure

perth_map

In 2016, porn star Stormy Daniels accepted a payment of $130,000 to not discuss her alleged affair with Donald Trump . The revelations kept coming on Wednesday night. The second missing report covered June 2017 to September 2017, and included more than $2 million in suspicious transfers. The reports are required to be filed in a database by banks to flag activities that appear suspicious. Read More »

Senate Judiciary Witness: Trump loves listening to rap songs about himself

perth_map

Negotiations for a face-to-face meeting began with a written request from Trump Tower to the Kremlin, included a personal call with Mr Putin's top spokesman and "went down to the wire", Mr Goldstone recalled. responded, in a previously disclosed e-mail that is now infamous, "then I love it". Goldstone told the committee that the president's son-in-law, Kushner, also seemed annoyed that Veselnitskaya's spiel didn't contain an obvious "smoking gun". Read More »

VK Singh's Surprise Visit to North Korea to Rekindle Dormant Ties?

perth_map

The visit followed the presentation of credentials by the new Indian Ambassador, Atul Gotsurve, indicating that Mr. Singh's meetings had been fixed quite recently. In the last few years, especially since Trump administration came to office, New Delhi had played along with Washington on the sanctions imposed on North Korea. Read More »

Ramadan: Let's return to Allah, Amosun tells Muslims

perth_map

Saga Mabaning said that moon sighting is a significant event for Muslims nationwide as "it shows that they are one in conducting their religious rites just like the Christians who are united in performing their religious activities". Muslim devotees are required to abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn to dusk during Ramadan. Ali Larijani, the Speaker of Iranian Parliament, forwarded a message of congratulations to all his Muslim counterparts across the globe to extend greetings on the ... Read More »

With friends like Trump, who needs enemies — European Union chief

perth_map

The transatlantic rift has hijacked the agenda of a summit on Thursday at which the European Union leaders will meet their Balkan counterparts in a bid to foster closer ties and keep Russian Federation out of their backyard. "I want the European Commission to be given a green light, so it is ready to act when European interests are affected", he added. Merkel however said earlier that Europe had no choice but to stick with the ties that have bound it to Washington since World War II. Read More »

Crimean Bridge: Ukraine wants to bill Russian Federation for future 'financial losses'

perth_map

Mostik, the adopted mascot of construction workers in the project, boasted to his almost 35,000 Instagram followers Monday that he had already traversed the bridge, a full day before Putin's first crossing. Recall, the US state Department still opposes the Crimean bridge , which was erected to communicate with the annexed Crimea . And its opening, according to the official narrative of Russian Federation, means the physical "reunification" of Crimea with the mainland Russian Federation. Read More »

Malaysian police raids former PM's residence

perth_map

Former prime minister Najib Razak at a mosque for prayers, hours before police launched a search of his home which continued into the morning. Abdul Razak Idris said he would discuss with MACC officials whether he should lodge another report under sections 217 and 218 of the penal code regarding certain public servants protecting a person from punishment or property from forfeiture with MACC or the police. Read More »

North Korea started to dismantle nuclear facilities

perth_map

North Korea announced Saturday that it will dismantle its northeastern Punggye-ri test site between May 23 and 25 in the presence of local and global media. "In the end, North Korea will remain a nuclear power packaged as a non-nuclear state", he added. After their April 27 meeting, Kim and Moon issued a vague vow for the "complete" denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Read More »

The Right Stuff Author Tom Wolfe Dies at 88

perth_map

Author Tom Wolfe at the Hay literary festival in Hay-on-Wye, UK. Wolfe's longtime agent Lynn Nesbit confirmed the writer's death to ABC News. Born and Raised in Richmond, Virginia, to an agronomist father and a mother who was a landscape architect, Wolfe traced his love for literature to the books his parents kept on their bookshelves. Read More »

High school seniors pull off epic prank in Wisconsin

perth_map

In a post on its Facebook page , the Cumberland Police Department wrote, "Hats off to the Cumberland High School Class of 2018 on your senior prank". "Congratulations to all the seniors who are graduating". It's part of the whole high school gig. The school district says no property was damaged. Read More »

Ramadan 2018: Why Muslims celebrate the revelation of the Koran

perth_map

It will commence when the new crescent moon is spotted, which will be either Tuesday or Wednesday. "According to astronomical calculations, the crescent for the month of Ramadan this evening (Tuesday) did not meet the criteria agreed upon by member countries of MABIMS (Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore)", read the press release. Read More »

Chance of showers and thunderstorms through much of the week

perth_map

Tuesday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. East winds 5 to 10 miles per hour. Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High: 93. Wind: S 10 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Quiet start to your Wednesday but look for building storm clouds by afternoon and a few passing thunderstorms are possible. Read More »

Fissure Seen in Close-Up During Eruption in Pahoa, Hawaii

perth_map

It opened over the weekend on the Big Island about 100 feet from Fissure No. 16, which spewed lava for about 250 yards. The agency said the best way to stay protected from the sulphur dioxide is to leave the areas of inundation. And it could generate ash plumes over an area 12 miles from the summit crater, the HVO said. On Monday, the Hawaii State Department of Health warned residents in Lanipuna Gardens of risky levels of sulfur dioxide gas. Read More »

Ohio Poor People's Campaign Plans 40 Days Of Civil Disobedience

perth_map

The campaign cast the protests as a "reignition" of the Poor People's Campaign , the 1968 movement started by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr . and others to challenge racism, poverty and militarism. Barber is a North Carolina minister and former president of the state NAACP chapter. He said it's wrong for the fortunate to assume those who struggle have the power to change their lives on their own, that sometimes the system is "rigged" against the powerless and called on them to use their ... Read More »

No big progress on Brexit since March - EU's Barnier

perth_map

Barnier's statement has come before a government Brexit meeting, called by the British Prime Minister on May 15. Brussels has set the tight timeline so that a full divorce agreement can be tabled by October, to give the European and British parliaments time to ratify it by the day Britain leaves the bloc on March 29, 2019. Read More »

Pakistani Authorities Bar US Envoy Involved In Mishap From Leaving Country

perth_map

Pakistani authorities made no comment about the sudden departure of the diplomat, who found himself at the centre of the latest diplomatic dispute between the two countries. An Islamabad court has ruled that Hall's diplomatic immunity does not protect him in the case. Diplomatic relations between the two sides have hit a low ebb since U.S. Read More »

Defector: North Korea will never give up their nukes

perth_map

The White House's remarks follow on from similar positive remarks from U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who last week returned from his second trip to Pyongyang. That would put the U.S. and North Korea back to square one, but this time without the possibility of talking to pull them back from the brink of nuclear war. Read More »