Jun. 11, 2019

REUTERS

President Donald Trump on Monday asked an appeals court to overturn a ruling that his accounting firm must turn over his financial records from before he was president to the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives Oversight Committee.

The Trump administration is again changing the way it vets people who want to sponsor minors who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border alone in an effort to speed up the release of thousands of migrant children currently in U.S. custody.

The U.S. Department of Defense has a "handshake" agreement with Lockheed Martin Co to cut 8.8 percent from the price of its latest order of F-35A fighter jet, shaving a year from the time frame in which each aircraft will cost less than $80 million, a Pentagon official said on Monday.

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Monday announced they were introducing a bill to toughen U.S. laws requiring shell companies to disclose their true owners' identity.

A third summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is entirely possible and is up to Pyongyang, White House national security adviser John Bolton said on Tuesday, saying Washington is ready to hold one when Pyongyang is.

Mexico must expand migration facilities on its southern border with Guatemala to ensure it makes a success of a deal struck last week with the United States to reduce migrant flows, Mexico's foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Tuesday.

A Polish court has ordered church authorities to hand over to prosecutors classified files regarding a paedophilia case, in a rare example of a clash between the state and the powerful Catholic Church in deeply devout Poland.

Hong Kong braced for strikes, transport go-slows and another mass demonstration in protest against a proposed extradition law that would allow people to be sent to China for trial, as the Chinese-ruled city's leader vowed defiance.

President Donald Trump's attacks on the Federal Reserve have broken one set of precedents, his talk of stacking the central bank with political allies has strained another, and his on-again off-again tariff threats have made the economic outlook harder than ever to predict.

The French government's new law on mobility will uphold a planned ban on fossil fuel-powered cars by 2040, Transport Minister Elizabeth Borne said on Tuesday.

A near record-sized "dead zone" of oxygen-starved water could form in the Gulf of Mexico this summer, threatening its huge stocks of marine life, researchers said. The area could spread over 8,700 square miles (22,500 square km), scientists at Louisiana State University said on Monday - about the size of the state of Massachusetts, and five times the average.

Extreme temperatures around the globe drove a sharp acceleration in energy demand and carbon emissions last year, oil giant BP said on Tuesday, issuing a stark warning that the world risks losing the battle against climate change.

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A pilot died when a helicopter crashed onto the roof of a Midtown Manhattan building in a hard landing on Monday, filling the air with smoke and clogging the city streets with fire trucks, according to police and fire officials.

Authorities in northeastern Syria have handed 12 French and two Dutch orphans whose fathers were killed fighting for the Islamic State group back to their countries, according to Kurdish and European officials.

Passengers aboard the Norwegian Sun were disappointed, but not totally surprised, to find their ship rerouted from Cuba to the Bahamas Wednesday after new travel restrictions to the island nation were put in place last week.

The Vatican issued an official document Monday rejecting the idea that people can choose or change their genders and insisting on the sexual "complementarity" of men and women to make babies.

A New Zealand court on Tuesday stopped a man accused of killing a woman in Shanghai a decade ago from being extradited to China, at least for now, due to concerns he could be tortured.

BBC

All charges against Russian reporter Ivan Golunov have been dropped, after a huge public outcry. Mr Golunov, an investigative journalist, had been accused of drug dealing - but his lawyers said the drugs were planted by authorities. Russian newspapers rallied around him in a rare public show of support.

Four more bodies have been recovered after salvage crews raised the wreck of a tourist boat that sank on the Danube in Budapest last month. The boat was carrying South Korean tourists when it was hit by a cruise ship and capsized, killing 20 people and leaving eight missing.

Alabama has signed into law a bill that requires some convicted pedophiles to undergo chemical castration. Under the law, those found guilty of a sex offence against a minor under the age of 13 will have to start medication a month before release on parole. A court will decide when it is no longer necessary.

Botswana's High Court has ruled in favor of decriminalizing homosexuality in a landmark decision for campaigners.

The head of the global nuclear watchdog has confirmed Iran is increasing its production of enriched uranium.

WND

The absolute intolerance of leftists who reject anyone holding a different political perspective was put on stage on Santa Clara University recently when student leaders refused to allow a conservative organization on campus. The situation developed in a vote rejecting the Young America's Foundation. That group, which has chapters on campuses across the nation already, is dedicated to assuring that the messages of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise and traditional values are available to those who want them.

A new survey found that 67 percent of students would rather have free tuition than a diploma from a "prestigious" institution.

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