• Prank caller talks to Trump aboard Air Force One
Prank caller talks to Trump aboard Air Force One

Melendez managed to pull off this hoax by calling up The White House last week and pretending to be the similarly-named Democratic Senator Robert Menendez. The president congratulated him on the Justice Department's dismissal of corruption charges against him, discussed immigration and his next Supreme Court pick, and bragged about the North Dakota...

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  • The financial disclosures for possible Supreme Court nominees
The financial disclosures for possible Supreme Court nominees

Few governmental parlor games obsess official Washington more than trying to determine the identity of an upcoming Supreme Court nominee, and the frenzy of speculation in the corridors of power over the past week has proven that this go-round will be no exception.

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  • Philippine mayor who held drugs war 'walk of shame' shot dead
Philippine mayor who held drugs war 'walk of shame' shot dead

The apparent lone gunshot felled Mayor Antonio Halili of Tanauan city in Batangas province south of Manila as he and about 300 employees and newly elected village leaders sang the national anthem in a parking lot outside the city hall. "Because this is consistent to how Duterte turned Davao City into the murder capital of the Philippines based on...

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  • Arizona woman, 92, shoots 72-year-old son to death, police say
Arizona woman, 92, shoots 72-year-old son to death, police say

A 92-year-old woman in the USA has shot and killed her son , allegedly because he wanted to put her into a care home. The woman had hid two pistols under her robe when she confronted about it to her son on Monday morning. The girlfriend was also able to "dislodge" the second firearm after Blessing produced it, according to the police release. Her ...

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  • Hosepipe ban likely across Lancashire
Hosepipe ban likely across Lancashire

The leading water provider for the East of England has said the water levels in both reservoirs and groundwater stores are healthy, and in some cases above average. However, it has called for staff and students to only use water when absolutely necessary. Any use of a hosepipe in this period could see you being penalised.

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  • European shares rise after breakthrough in Merkel migration row
European shares rise after breakthrough in Merkel migration row

However, after a night of high drama, Seehofer later said he would hold last-ditch talks with Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) "in hopes of reaching an understanding". He agreed to put it off until after one more round of talks with Merkel and said Monday he would remain in both posts. "I'm happy we were able to achieve this compromise...

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  • Catholic sex abuse: 'Guilty priest ignored my story for decades'
Catholic sex abuse: 'Guilty priest ignored my story for decades'

He was ordered to be assessed by prison authorities for home detention, instead of jail, and will face court again next month for a decision on where he will serve the sentence. One of the most high-profile recent cases has been in Chile. Fletcher was arrested on unrelated child abuse charges in 2004 and died in prison of a stroke in 2006 while s...

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  • US Would Be at War With North Korea If Not for Me
US Would Be at War With North Korea If Not for Me

Satellite photos also show North Korea is working on expanding a factory that produces parts for nuclear-capable missiles, the Associated Press reported . In a Twitter post , Trump said that North Korea has conducted "no Rocket Launches or Nuclear Testing in 8 months". The State Department said Mr Pompeo would leave North Korea on Saturday fo...

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  • Affirmative action: Trump 'to scrap' college racial bias policy
Affirmative action: Trump 'to scrap' college racial bias policy

The guidelines , put in place under President Barack Obama in 2011 and 2016, presented legal recommendations that Trump administration officials contend "mislead schools to believe that legal forms of affirmative action are simpler to achieve than the law allows", the Journal reported, citing two people familiar with the plans.

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  • Russian, US top diplomats discuss preparations for Putin-Trump summit in Helsinki
Russian, US top diplomats discuss preparations for Putin-Trump summit in Helsinki

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov , back to a camera, listens to U.S. Sen. Lavrov began Tuesday's meeting by congratulating the US lawmakers about the upcoming US Independence Day holiday. Most recently, the USA leader angered European leaders when he reportedly suggested last month that he may be willing to reverse US policy and recognize ...

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  • Trump says
Trump says "it's possible" North Korea nuclear agreement could collapse

Like many North Korea observers, he has been skeptical of Pyongyang's sincerity about denuclearization and has pointed out that the administration faces considerable challenges and questions on the issue following the Trump-Kim summit. Despite Trump's glowing praise for the June 12 meeting, details surrounding the agreement struck by the le...

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  • As lynchings rise, govt tells WhatsApp to curb rumours
As lynchings rise, govt tells WhatsApp to curb rumours

Earlier on Monday, their kin refused to accept the bodies but were later convinced by the Dhule Collector Rahul Rekhavar and Superintendent of Police M. "Five were killed in the mob fury ", police said . A middle-aged man was severely beaten up by villagers in Bolpur town today on suspicion of his being a child-lifter.

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  • Trump touts economy in spite of ‘unfair’ trade deals
Trump touts economy in spite of ‘unfair’ trade deals

Some U.S. products, mostly steel and iron, face 25 percent tariffs, the same penalty the United States slapped on imported steel at the end of May. Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland announced the tariffs at a steel facility in Hamilton, Ontario where she was flanked by brawny workers in yellow hardhats.

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  • Two workers critically wounded outside Kansas elementary school
Two workers critically wounded outside Kansas elementary school

The men were shot outside Sunrise Point Elementary School in Overland Park., Ka around 9am Tuesday morning. When that carjacking was unsuccessful, the suspect carjacked another vehicle, which police are looking for. CBS affiliate KCTV reported that the shooting took place at about 9 a.m. local time. The shooting suspect fled and a few minutes...

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  • 'Jordan, Open the Border': Syrians Chant as Thousands Stuck at Jordanian Border
'Jordan, Open the Border': Syrians Chant as Thousands Stuck at Jordanian Border

One activist said the camps are about three kilometers (2 miles) from the frontier. But many residents of opposition towns worry that a deal struck with Russian Federation would only be violated later on, said Daraa activist Omar Hariri. Syrian rebels and local officials pursued talks with regime ally Russian Federation on Sunday over the fate of...

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  • Trump says will raise election meddling with Putin in Helsinki meeting
Trump says will raise election meddling with Putin in Helsinki meeting

Emerging from the face-to-face, Trump told reporters the discussion was "very, very good". Trump and Putin are scheduled to meet after Trump attends a summit with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies and makes a state visit to the United Kingdom.

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  • Duterte: I told Halili not to get involved in illegal drugs
Duterte: I told Halili not to get involved in illegal drugs

President Rodrigo Duterte has waged a brutal crackdown against illegal drugs since taking office. Dramatic footage has emerged from Tanauan City in The Philippines where Mayor Antonio Halili was shot dead by a sniper during a flag raising ceremony.

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  • Iran diplomat among six arrested over suspected plot against opposition meeting
Iran diplomat among six arrested over suspected plot against opposition meeting

The Belgian statement gave no further details about diplomat, other than saying they were suspected of having been in contact with the Belgian pair arrested. At the rally, former NY mayor and Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani urged regime change in Iran, saying the prospect was closer than ever after the Islamic Republic was hit by a wave of strikes...

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  • Facebook Under Joint Investigation By DOJ, FBI, SEC, and FTC
Facebook Under Joint Investigation By DOJ, FBI, SEC, and FTC

Zuckerberg, testifying before lawmakers on Capitol Hill, and Facebook has since sent Congress hundreds of pages in answers to lawmaker's follow-up questions. In addition, they want to know exactly what type of data was obtained by Cambridge Analytica and how the latter got its hands on it. Facebook confirmed that it is in discussions with the fed...

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  • Ministers prepare for Queen’s death in ‘unprecedented’ exercise
Ministers prepare for Queen’s death in ‘unprecedented’ exercise

However, it is known that on June 28 Elizabeth II because of poor health missed the morning service in St. Paul's Cathedral in London . " Previously it has only been officials ", a source told the publication. The reason for such secrecy was unclear given that the precise nature of these proceedings, right down to the arcania of where copies of th...

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