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Australia and NZ recall frozen vegetables over listeria fears

Australia and NZ recall frozen vegetables over listeria fears Woolworths has also said that none of its other frozen sweetcorn or vegetable products were affected. The latest food scandal to hit the United Kingdom involves supposed nutritional good guys the vegetables, who, instead of being nice and giving us vitamins and fibre, are now also delivering potentially fatal listeria infections to our overwhelmed freezer compartments. [Full Article...]

Trump narrows Supreme Court nominee to 4 names ahead of today's announcement

Trump narrows Supreme Court nominee to 4 names ahead of today's announcement Judge Brett Kavanaugh is an appellate judge from Maryland who has ruled against Obamacare and abortion rights in the past. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told Trump he believes Kethledge and Hardiman might be easier for the Senate to confirm than either Kavanaugh or Barrett , The New York times reported, citing Republican officials briefed on the conversations. [Full Article...]

Erdogan begins new term with purge of 18000 coup 'traitors'

Erdogan begins new term with purge of 18000 coup 'traitors' Another 1,052 civil servants from the justice ministry and linked institutions have been fired as well as 649 from the gendarmerie and 192 from the coast guard. Critics say Mr Erdogan is using the extra powers permitted under emergency rule to target opponents, while human rights defenders have said the purges are arbitrary. [Full Article...]

UK Foreign Minister QUITS, Theresa May Facing REVOLT — BREXIT BREAKDOWN

UK Foreign Minister QUITS, Theresa May Facing REVOLT — BREXIT BREAKDOWN Matt Hancock replaced Hunt as health secretary, while Attorney General Jeremy Wright was appointed as minister of digital culture, media and sport, Hancock's old job. The carefully choreographed meeting last week resulted in a deal May believed her cabinet had signed up to, which would create a "UK-EU free trade area" for goods, governed by a "common rule book". [Full Article...]

Europe Worries as President Trump Heads to NATO Summit

The president did not say whether not he trusted the Russian leader. In the next Multi-annual Financial Framework, the European Commission proposes increasing defence and security spending to 27.5 billion euros - that would take up 2.4 percent of the total MFF budget. [Full Article...]

Solution to reuniting immigrant families is 'don't come to our country illegally'

Solution to reuniting immigrant families is 'don't come to our country illegally' A federal judge on Tuesday was nevertheless mostly satisfied with the government's efforts to meet his deadline, turning his attention next to the 2,000 to 3,000 families that will need to be reunited later in the month. "These people go into harm's way". There is nobody under greater danger than the people from ICE. Trump said Democrats want open borders and are soft on stopping crime. [Full Article...]

'Reckless': Trump escalates trade war with another $US200b in Chinese tariffs

'Reckless': Trump escalates trade war with another $US200b in Chinese tariffs The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it had has begun the process of implementing fresh tariffs on $200 billion worth of imported Chinese goods. Beijing thus far has vowed to respond in kind to any US trade action. The U.S. imposed an initial round of 25% tariffs, applying to $34 billion in imports, as part of a $50 billion tariff plan. [Full Article...]

ANP leader Haroon Bilour among 12 killed in Peshawar blast, police say

ANP leader Haroon Bilour among 12 killed in Peshawar blast, police say Following the blast, security forces reached the spot and cordoned off the area. Slain ANP leader Haroon Bilour. Police and bomb disposal officials collected evidence from the site of the blast and initiated an investigation into the incident. [Full Article...]

Judge rules that migrant kids can't be held in long-term detention

Judge rules that migrant kids can't be held in long-term detention Judge Dolly Gee called the Justice Department's request a "cynical" attempt to end the 1997 Flores court settlement, which says children can not be detained for more than 20 days. Children can be detained together if their parents waive their right to release them to the custody of a family member. The government made the request in June to allow it to keep underage migrants in detention a... [Full Article...]

Cop probed after failing to help woman harassed for Puerto Rico shirt

Cop probed after failing to help woman harassed for Puerto Rico shirt Mia Irizarry says she was trying to celebrate her 24th birthday in the Forest Preserves of Cook County last month when the man approached her asking her why she was wearing the sleeveless Puerto Rico flag shirt, which also had "Puerto Rico" written below the V neckline. [Full Article...]

Novichok victim conscious but 'not out of the woods'

As the mother-of-three's family on Tuesday told of their devastation and remembered the 44-year-old as having "the biggest of hearts", authorities issued fresh public health warnings. Yulia Skripal was discharged from hospital in April and her father was discharged in May. The UK government has blamed Russian Federation for the incident, but the country's authorities deny any involvement. [Full Article...]

Liu Xia: Nobel laureate's widow allowed to leave China for Europe

Liu Xia: Nobel laureate's widow allowed to leave China for Europe She took a Finnair flight from Beijing to Berlin at 11:00 local time (03:00 GMT) on Tuesday, a friend, Ye Du, told news agencies. It gave no further details of her travel plans. "It would be easier to die than to live ". She left China on Tuesday for Berlin, Germany, her brother Liu Hui said in a message to friends shared with CNN. [Full Article...]

In response to Hamas arson attacks Israel will block Gaza crossing

In response to Hamas arson attacks Israel will block Gaza crossing But the Defense Minister and I agree that we will be heavy-handed with the Hamas regime in the Gaza Strip - immediately. A government official told Al Jazeera that humanitarian products such as cooking gas, wheat and flour would be allowed to continue crossing into Gaza. [Full Article...]

Trump has decided his Supreme Court nominee as parties prepare for fight

Trump has decided his Supreme Court nominee as parties prepare for fight The choice could be made all the more hard for Casey if Trump nominates Thomas Hardiman , now serving as a judge on the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals which covers part of Pennsylvania, and who was first appointed to serve in U.S. Leo said Hardiman of Pennsylvania and Kethledge of MI are "a little bit less known by conservatives". A favorite of the Republican legal establishment in Washing... [Full Article...]

Americans in UK warned to keep ‘low profile’ during Trump visit

Americans in UK warned to keep ‘low profile’ during Trump visit This will be Trump's first visit to England as president. "Among the planned demonstrations is a large " Trump baby " blimp, which was approved by London city officials to fly over Parliament". And so, if you happen to be in London this week, you won't want to miss basking in the shadow of one enormous orange flying Trump Baby. Trump is expected to arrive after a North Atlantic Treaty Organisa... [Full Article...]

Section 144 to be imposed at Lahore airport before Sharif's arrival

Section 144 to be imposed at Lahore airport before Sharif's arrival Both Nawaz Sharif and his daughter are now in London to look after Mr Sharif's wife, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, who is suffering from throat cancer and has been on ventilator since June 14 after a cardiac arrest. The Islamabad Accountability Court sentenced 68-year-old Sharif to 10 years in jail in absentia for owning assets beyond income and one year for not cooperating with the anti-corruption autho... [Full Article...]

8 boys rescued from flooded Thai cave

8 boys rescued from flooded Thai cave Narongsak said that the "same multinational team" that went into the cave on Sunday to retrieve the first four boys was deployed on Monday. Workers have been laboring around the clock to pump water out of the cave, and authorities said Monday that heavy downpours overnight did not raise water levels inside. [Full Article...]

President Donald Trump Announces His Supreme Justice Nominee

President Donald Trump Announces His Supreme Justice Nominee All four federal judges have the endorsement of major Republican legal groups, most importantly the powerful Federalist Society . I think each and every one of them take that seriously, that personally. LEAHY: No. No. They've been OK'd by conservative groups, by lobbying groups who have said, here are the people you are allowed to pick from. It wasn't just Supreme Court nominees who needed 60... [Full Article...]

Boys Freed From Thailand Cave as Rescue Mission Begins

Boys Freed From Thailand Cave as Rescue Mission Begins The 12 boys, all part of a youth soccer team known as the Wild Boars , first went missing with their coach more than two weeks ago. His announcement, at a news conference more than an hour after helicopters and ambulances were seen rushing from the cave area, drew cheers and applause. [Full Article...]

Trump pardons ranchers in case that inspired 2016 occupation

Trump pardons ranchers in case that inspired 2016 occupation However, that was overturned by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which ordered that the Hammonds be resentenced "in compliance with the law". The decision sparked a protest from Ammon Bundy and dozens of others, who occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near the Hammond ranch in southeastern OR from January 2 to February 11, 2016. [Full Article...]


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