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Manspreading banned on public transit in Madrid

Manspreading banned on public transit in Madrid What started as a shaming campaign on social media in NY a few years ago became adopted as an official public service reminder on the city's public transit system in 2014, with signage that read, "Dude...stop the spread please". "Just, you know, keep your legs to yourself", Conde Nast concluded about the announcement from Madrid about public transit etiquette. A viral petition by Mujeres en ... [Full Article...]

The Russia problem only one reason Donald Trump has a hiring problem

Does that refer simply to questions regarding potential obstruction of justice charges the president could face stemming from Comey's allegation that Trump asked him to stop the investigation into Michael Flynn , or are all Russian Federation inquiry questions now the purview of Kasowitz and the team of outside lawyers who Trump is compiling to combat the allegations? The Secret Service says it... [Full Article...]

Sheffield voters knock out Ex-deputy PM Nick Clegg

Sheffield voters knock out Ex-deputy PM Nick Clegg A sombre-looking Mr Clegg said he had "never shirked from the political battlefield" and warned of the "agonising" future ahead for the next government that seeks to unite a divided country. She also visited 20 Labour strongholds, including the ultra-safe seats of Birmingham Ladywood, Oxford East and Leeds Central, according to election visits figures up to the end of Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Handel, Ossoff dance around Trump in Georgia debate

Handel, Ossoff dance around Trump in Georgia debate But her choice of words - "I do not support a livable wage" - could become fodder against her before the June 20 special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District. "When a copy of her check for $75 dues turned up, he said she had never lived at that address and that wasn't the amount of the dues". He said he supports increases "indexed to cost-of-living", meaning different communities... [Full Article...]

Police Identify Third London Bridge Terrorist Attack Suspect

Police fatally shot them, along with the newly identified third suspect, Youssef Zaghba . Newspaper Corriere wrote that Zaghba, who worked in a London restaurant, was stopped at Bologna airport in 2016 when he was trying to fly to Syria . [Full Article...]

Republican officials from 16 states back Trump in travel ban fight

Republican officials from 16 states back Trump in travel ban fight Trump may have thrown opponents a bone in a twitter tirade over the weekend and early Monday morning in the wake of London's terror attacks. He also sought a "much tougher version" of the order and tweeted , " In any event , we are extreme vetting people coming into the United States in order to help keep our country safe". [Full Article...]

Theresa May's UK election gamble backfires as Tories lose majority

In 1974, Labour won 301 seats and the Tories 297. Speaking after being re-elected to his London seat, Corbyn said May should "go. and make way for a government that is truly representative of all the people of this country". The reason the prime minister gave for calling the election was to strengthen her hand during the negotiations. Corbyn signalled that Labour should be given the opportunit... [Full Article...]

Modi meets Xi Jinping ahead of SCO summit in Astana, Kazhakstan

Pakistan and India both now hold observer status at SCO. "One is trade, economy, connectivity, energy, transport, banking, that set of issues", he said. The president of Kazakhstan, this year's rotating chair state in the SCO, Nursultan Nazarbayev is meeting with the leaders arriving for the summit. [Full Article...]

Trump Not Planning to Invoke Executive Privilege for Comey Testimony — NY Times

As FBI director, Comey was leading the agency's probe into Russian interference in last year's presidential election and into whether Trump campaign aides illegally colluded with Russia before Trump fired Comey last month. Warner said he meant to use that time to ask Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers about reports that Tru... [Full Article...]

California, China Sign Climate Deal After Trump's Paris Exit

California, China Sign Climate Deal After Trump's Paris Exit Excepting the call with May, which focused mainly on security threats following the recent attack in London, each conversation was about charting the path forward on climate change , global trade and sustainable development. Gov. David Ige signed SB 559, which works to expand efforts in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in agreement with the global agreement. California Governor Jerry Brow... [Full Article...]

FM: Qatar ready for dialogue to solve crisis

Qatari foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, speaking during an interview with the Associated Press, repeatedly denied his country funded extremists and rejected the idea of shutting down its Al-Jazeera satellite news network. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom police name third attacker as new search gets underway

United Kingdom police name third attacker as new search gets underway United Kingdom police said that 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba lived in east London and had not been considered to be a "person of interest" to either police or the intelligence services - meaning they had no reason to think he was violent or planning an attack. [Full Article...]

Paris Police Shoot, Wound Hammer-Wielding Assailant Outside Notre Dame

Paris remains under high security after several terrorist attacks in recent years, including on law enforcement and security personnel. Notre-Dame, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Paris , typically attracts long lines of visitors. [Full Article...]

Voters have 'golden opportunity' to end austerity, Nicola Sturgeon says

Less than three years on from the 2014 referendum, Mr Brown said it was important to send First Minister Nicola Sturgeon "a message that she should focus on the day job of running our schools and hospitals, and forget about her obsession with another divisive independence referendum". [Full Article...]

General Election: Labour continuing to close gap on Tories new poll shows

General Election: Labour continuing to close gap on Tories new poll shows Sanders backer prepares to challenge Paul Ryan in 2018 MORE (I-Vt.) heaped praise on Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn this week, saying he was "impressed" by the United Kingdom candidate's willingness to talk about class issues. To ensure the report finds against the leader, Labour candidates are keeping notes on every voter they meet who identifies as a lifelong Labour supporter but ... [Full Article...]

EU's Juncker hopes Britain ready to start Brexit talks on time

President Trump has demanded that Nato's 22 European Union members hike spending to 2% of gross domestic product on military budgets. Many defence projects are done on national level with no coordination, he added. Besides increasing its defense, Juncker said North Atlantic Treaty Organisation remains crucial for the EU's security. "Let me be very open about this", Ms Mogherini said. [Full Article...]

Death toll from Afghanistan bombing rises to at least 150

On the same day, a rocket struck the Indian diplomatic compound in Kabul . Tuesday's Kabul peace conference also comes amid an acute foreign relations crisis, as the majority of Afghans accuse Pakistan of continuing to host the Taliban leadership and its most murderous wing, the Haqqani group. [Full Article...]

Rahul Gandhi briefly arrested en route to Mandsaur

Rahul Gandhi briefly arrested en route to Mandsaur They were being taken to a guesthouse of a cement company, a police official said. "Which law of the land says that it is illegal to stand in solidarity with farmers who were killed simply for demanding what is their right?" the Congress leader asked. [Full Article...]

The climate deal - Trump again basks in the limelight

The climate deal - Trump again basks in the limelight Nearly 200 nations signed up in 2015 to voluntarily reduce greenhouse gas emissions. China has overtaken the U.S.in transitioning to renewable energy, generating a fifth of its electricity from renewable sources. Cruz said in return for crippling American economy, the Paris Agreement would do next to nothing to impact global temperatures. Climate Interactive, a team of scientists and computer mo... [Full Article...]

Bodies and Plane Debris Found 24 Hours After Myanmar Plane Crash

Bodies and Plane Debris Found 24 Hours After Myanmar Plane Crash The military announced that the bodies of 29 people had been recovered by late Thursday afternoon. "I only want to cry, I have nothing", said a shaky-voiced Yuzana, 19, whose parents and younger brother were on the aircraft when it went missing on Wednesday. [Full Article...]


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