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President Trump announces Supreme Court pick


The president also has been considering federal appeals court Judges Raymond Kethledge and Thomas Hardiman . Ahead of the decision, Trump has built suspense about whom his pick will be. She no longer hears cases. Kethledge went to the University of Michigan, and then Michigan Law, where he graduated second in his class. He is 51, and among all the reported shortlisters, he is the only non-Catholic. Read More »

European Union official criticizes Trump over attitude toward allies

Here are some of the key talking points around this year's summit. Trump has ramped up his rhetoric ahead of the talks - including in three separate tirades on Twitter on Monday and Tuesday - making the summit one of the most hard in years for the military alliance that has underpinned European security since World War II. Read More »

Trump To Name His Second Supreme Court Pick


If confirmed, Trump's choice would solidify the high court's conservative majority and continue the president's push to shift the federal bench to the right. Arizona Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill and New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman endorsed former classmate Brett Kavanaugh , President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, in a letter to Senate leaders. Read More »

UK prime minister fights to stop Cabinet exodus over Brexit


The HuffPost reports that May's allies believe that her unpredictable rival - perhaps the most polarising presence in the party - lacks the numbers to trigger a vote of confidence, and that "even if one was sparked, Johnson may also fail to get enough MPs needed to get his name on the leadership election ballot paper sent to party members". Read More »

What to Expect in Supreme Court Confirmation Battle


A ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats is expected as the president seeks to shift the nation's highest court further to the right. Trump spoke to reporters Sunday afternoon before returning to Washington from a weekend at his private golf club in New Jersey, where he deliberated his decision amid furious lobbying and frenzied speculation. Read More »

Phase two of cave rescue underway, says mission chief


British divers found the 13, huddled on a muddy bank in a partly flooded chamber several kilometres inside the complex, on Monday last week. The Thai authorities have been pumping out water from the cave system ever since locating the missing soccer team, but that wasn't enough to remove all the water. Read More »

Trump has chosen his Supreme Court nominee, source says


While activists and progressive groups are targeting moderate Republican senators who support abortion rights like Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, urging them to reject any Trump nominee who is hostile to Roe v. The White House hopes Kyl's close ties to Senate Republicans will help smooth the path for confirmation. "From the perspective of judicial conservatives, Trump really can't lose here", Josh Blackman, an associate professor at South Texas College of Law, told AFP. Read More »

No Idea When All Cave Boys Will be Rescued, Prayuth Says


Numerous boys trapped in the cave with their soccer coach can not even swim, and some are weak and exhausted from malnourishment. Footage released by authorities showed groups of soldiers carrying what appeared to be two of the boys on stretchers into the back of waiting ambulances which then sped off for a nearby hospital. Read More »

Trump Pardons 2 Ranchers in Case That Inspired Wildlife Refuge Occupation


In her statement , Sanders characterized the arson as "a fire that leaked onto a small portion of neighboring public grazing land". The two were initially sentenced to less than the legal minimum five-year prison sentence for their crimes, but a federal judge in 2016 ordered the pair returned to serve the full five years, after the father had spent three years in prison and the son four. Read More »

NATO Braces for Trump Visit, But Fears May Be Overplayed


Trump's approach contrasts that of his predecessor, Barack Obama, who was mostly soft-spoken with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, but, right after getting elected, scrapped plans for expanding the US military presence in Europe, including the building of a radar base in the Czech Republic. Read More »

Trump to be greeted with 'Trump baby' blimp in London


More than 10,000 people had signed a petition calling for the inflatable to be given permission to fly and campaigners raised over 16,000 pounds to pay for the giant balloon, which they said reflects the US President's character as an "angry baby with a fragile ego and tiny hands". Read More »

Dissident Liu Xiaobo's widow 'allowed to leave China'

The Chinese government has confirmed the widow of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has left China for Germany, saying Liu Xia is seeking medical treatment. "Only by taking medication can I fall asleep and stop looking at this painful world", she said, according to Ye. The country has been raising human rights issues and the situation of Liu Xia on multiple occasions with China, a major trade partner and investor. Read More »

One dead in Pretoria charter plane crash


Mr Meiring said ER24 helicopters were on the scene to airlift any critical patients to hospital. Jurgen Kotze, chief operating officer for Emer-G-Med services, said the crash was near Wonderboom airport on the Moloto Road. Paramedic Xander Loubser from BestCare Ambulance Service confirmed the accident on Tuesday afternoon. "Their injuries range from minor to critical", he said. Read More »

French report: Cockpit fire likely caused EgyptAir crash


The Airbus A320 plunged into the eastern Mediterranean en route from Paris to Cairo on 19 May, killing all 66 passengers on board. Because of this, it transferred the case to the Egyptian Prosecution Bureau for further investigation. Egyptian authorities are carrying out a criminal investigation amid suspicions that explosives were involved. Upon its determination the act was malicious, Egyptian officials handed the investigation over to judicial authorities. Read More »

Tories rally behind PM amid Brexit chaos - but should May stay?


May met with Conservative lawmakers in a packed room at Parliament, in a bid to calm the feverish atmosphere in the deeply divided party. Sky News reported that Boris Johnson described Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit proposals - agreed to by the entire cabinet on Friday - as "polishing a turd". Read More »

YouTube spends $25 million to fight fake news


These cards will display information from third-parties, including Wikipedia and Encyclopedia Britannica, about certain historical and scientific topics that have been subject to misinformation and conspiracy theories-think events like the Moon landing or the Oklahoma City bombing. Read More »

U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson Resigns Over Brexit


But as Foreign Secretary in May's government, he was prone to gaffes and criticized for not being on top of his brief. Times columnist Rachel Sylvester said May´s authority "is utterly destroyed at the very moment she needs the credibility to assert herself in the negotiations with the EU". Read More »

UK's May names new foreign secretary


Later, he told the BBC the United Kingdom was giving "too much away, too easily" in negotiations with the EU. The Pound was quoted 0.35% lower against the Dollar at 1.3262 following the reports of Johnson's resignation, after reversing an earlier 0.58% gain, while the Pound-to-Euro exchange rate swiftly converted a 0.26% gain into a 0.31% loss that left it trading at 1.1272. Read More »

OR fugitive charged for burying baby alive near Missoula


Authorities say they were called about a man threatening people in the Lolo Hot Springs area of western Montana's Lolo National Forest. While attempting to locate Crowley, a 911 caller said the suspect had returned to the hot springs. There remain unanswered questions about this case, such as who left the baby in Crowley's care and if they have given any statement to the police. This Sunday, July 8, 2018 photo provided by the Missoula County Sheriff's Office shows a 5-month-old infant ... Read More »

Trump Still Distorting NATO Spending


Since the 2016 campaign and before, Trump has repeatedly expressed a perplexing affection for Putin, despite the authoritarian leader's brutal hold on power in his country and his disregard for democratic values. Saying that he wants to improve relations with Moscow, Trump has repeatedly cast doubt on conclusions by the nation's intelligence agencies that Russian Federation tried to help him win the 2016 election, noting that Putin has "strongly" denied being behind the interference. Read More »

Trump Nominates Kavanaugh to Supreme Court


According to Politico , part of the email read, "Judge Kavanaugh protects American businesses from illegal job-killing regulation". "As a fair legal mind, defender of the Constitution, and a judge on the D.C. Kavanaugh now faces what appears to be another fierce fight for confirmation in the Senate, where Trump's fellow Republicans hold a slim majority. According to the Judicial Common Space , which scores U.S. Read More »

China: Liu Xia free and on her way to Germany

Efforts to secure Liu Xia's departure came amid growing concern over her health and state of mind, after Liao Yiwu, a dissident and friend living in Germany, released details of a telephone conversation in April in which an anguished Liu Xia said she was losing hope of leaving. Read More »

Japan struggles in the wake of worst flooding in decades


Earlier today, the Self-Defense Force ferried seven oil trucks from Hiroshima to Kure, a major industrial city whose 226,000 residents were cut off from the rest of the prefecture due to the disaster. HuffPost reports that evacuation orders or advisories were issued for 4.72 million people. All rain warnings have been lifted. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called the situation "extremely serious" and ordered his government to "make an all-out effort" to rescue victims. Read More »

Boris Johnson Quits U.K. Government in Blow to Brexit, Theresa May

Attorney General Jeremy Wright , meanwhile, will be taking up the post of Culture Secretary. Hunt, the MP for South West Surrey, has served as Health Secretary since 2012. The two resignations have left May badly exposed and raised questions over whether she will stand firm in her commitment to pursuing a "business-friendly" Brexit, or will be faced with more resignations and calls to quit herself. Read More »

Mother is sole survivor of crash that killed husband, 4 daughters


So were his daughters Kaitlyn , 20, Danna, 17, and 13-year-old twins Melissa and Allison. Mary Rose Ballocanag, 53, the girls' mother and Trinidad's wife, suffered serious injuries and was hospitalized. "I can not imagine what they're going through. To lose four children in a crash is just something that's unheard of", said Master Corporal Jaffe. Photos from the scene showed the minivan with its roof ripped off and a tarp covering the inside of the vehicle. Read More »

Government Will Miss Deadline To Reunify Young Children With Parents


The administration said it needed more time to reunite 101 children under 5 years old to ensure the children's safety and to confirm their parental relationships. Several parents have already been deported, while authorities disqualified others due to criminal records. "This is real progress and I'm optimistic that many of these families will be reunited tomorrow, and then we'll have a very clear understanding as to who has not been reunited, why not, and what time-frame will be in place". Read More »

WhatsApp suggests ways to combat fake news


However, there are no words from WhatsApp about the official release of the feature. The red label will hint that either it is phishing or spam link or is redirecting to a false news site. Besides, Whatsapp is also introducing a label for forwarded messages, so that the reader is more empowered with the knowledge regarding its authenticity. Read More »

Haitian government suspends fuel price hike following fiery protests


Following two days of violent protests in Haiti , Jim Foglio said his wife and other volunteers from the Denver-based nonprofit Bridge of Life are among those sheltering in place in the country. Protesters tried at one point to set a gas station on fire but were held off by police. "Just people taking advantage of the situation". Opposition groups said they expected more protests throughout the country on Saturday. Read More »

Deeply disappointed over Air Indias move Taiwan


At his regular briefing Thursday, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar defended the renaming, saying that it was "consistent with global aviation norms and with New Delhi's position since 1949", when New Delhi publicly accepted Beijing's "One China" policy , which bars the recognition of Taiwan -and Tibet- as separate entities. Read More »

Thai cave rescue sees four more boys freed


Seven Britons chaperoned the boys through the treacherous tunnels as part of a team that included 18 worldwide cave divers and five elite Thai navy SEALS. Friends of the British experts claimed they "never panic" under water and would be keeping reassuring eye contact with the children. More worrying, however, oxygen levels in the cave were falling. Read More »

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has resigned - read his letter in full

His departure amid growing anger from Conservative Brexiteers increases the likelihood that Theresa May could be forced from office in a leadership challenge. Mr Davis had disagreed with the PM's plans for keeping European Union rules for goods and adopting a close customs partnership with the other 27 member countries. Read More »