Tuesday, June 25

Day: April 14, 2017

Donald Trump-Russia investigation now has specific concrete and corroborative evidence of collusion
America, ENGLISH

Donald Trump-Russia investigation now has specific concrete and corroborative evidence of collusion

    The official investigation into relations between Donald Trump and Russia now has specific, concrete and corroborative evidence of collusion, it has been reported. New evidence proves discussions took place between people in the Trump campaign and agents of [Russian] influence relating to the use of hacked material, a source allegedly told the Guardian. The developments come as it has emerged that Britain’s spy agencies were among the first to alert their American counterparts to contact between members of Mr Trump’s campaign team and Russian intelligence operatives. British and other European intelligence agencies first intercepted suspicious “interactions” between people associated with the US President and Russian officials in 2015 as part of routine surveillance of Rus...
Police warning over fake £5 notes just six months after launch of new fivers
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Police warning over fake £5 notes just six months after launch of new fivers

    Police have warned shoppers to lookout for counterfeit versions of the polymer £5 note just six months after the new fivers entered circulation. Officers warned the public to be on the lookout for fake banknotes after they were spotted in Wadebridge, Cornwall. Dorset Police had issued a similar warning in February saying counterfeit notes were found in circulation near Poole. The new warning comes just six months after the new £5 note was launched by the Bank of England. It is stronger than its predecessor and boasts new security features which the Bank of England said makes it harder to counterfeit. PCSO Pete Sobye, of Wadebridge police, said: "If you find yourself in possession of a fake £5 note, contact your bank. Or if you have been given a number of these as payment, ...
US mother of all bombs kills 36 Isis fighters
America, ENGLISH

US mother of all bombs kills 36 Isis fighters

    As many as 36 suspected Islamic State militants were killed in Afghanistan when the United States dropped "the mother of all bombs," its largest non-nuclear device ever unleashed in combat, the Afghan defense ministry said on Friday. Thursday's strike came as U.S. President Donald Trump dispatches his first high-level delegation to Kabul, amid uncertainty about his plans for the nearly 9,000 American troops stationed in Afghanistan. The deaths have not been independently verified, but ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said no civilians were harmed in the massive blast that targeted a network of caves and tunnels. No civilian has been hurt and only the base, which Daesh used to launch attacks in other parts of the province, was destroyed, Waziri said in a statement. He was u...
North Korean official: US more vicious, aggressive under Trump
Asia, ENGLISH

North Korean official: US more vicious, aggressive under Trump

    North Korea's vice foreign minister on Friday blamed President Donald Trump for escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula through his tweets and expansion of military exercises, saying the U.S. was becoming more vicious and more aggressive under his leadership than it had been under President Barack Obama. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press in Pyongyang, Vice Minister Han Song Ryol also warned the U.S. against provoking North Korea militarily. We will go to war if they choose, he said. Now we are comparing Trump's policy toward the DPRK with the former administration's and we have concluded that it's becoming more vicious and more aggressive, Han said, referring to North Korea by its official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. "Whatever com...
United Airlines staff forced frail grandma, 94, out of £2,800 Business seat into Economy for 16-hour flight
America, ENGLISH

United Airlines staff forced frail grandma, 94, out of £2,800 Business seat into Economy for 16-hour flight

    United Airlines staff forced a frail 94-year-old grandma to leave her £2,800 Business Class seat and sit in discomfort in Economy, her family have claimed. Paz Orquiza was travelling from Los Angeles back to Melbourne, Australia, after visiting relatives. Her granddaughter Marianne Santos Aguilar said Mrs Orquiza has a number of disabilities including severe arthritis . Her relatives had all chipped in to buy her a Business class seat with United in the hope of making the 16-hour journey more comfortable. But Ms Aguilar claims her grandma was left "in tears" due to her treatment by United staff. She claimed staff would not allow Mrs Orquiza's daughter Rose, who was also on the flight in Economy class, to help her with tasks such as reclining her seat or opening her food un...