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Day: June 27, 2019

Manslaughter charge for US mum after unborn baby shot
America, Featured

Manslaughter charge for US mum after unborn baby shot

    An Alabama woman has been charged with manslaughter in connection to a shooting where her unborn child was killed. The indictment for 27-year-old Marshae Jones was handed down Wednesday by a grand jury following the December 2018 shooting outside of a Dollar General in Pleasant Grove, Alabama. According to AL.com, Jones was taken into custody in Jefferson County on Wednesday and is being held on a $50,000 bond. The altercation between Jones and the alleged shooter, 23-year-old Ebony Jemison, was reportedly related to the father of Jones' unborn child, the Washington Post said. At the time, Jones was five months pregnant. The argument between the two women led Jemison to shoot Jones in the stomach, and though officers were called to scene and expecting to discover ...
Boris would not rule out suspension
Featured, United Kingdom

Boris would not rule out suspension

    Boris Johnson has given his strongest signal yet that he could suspend parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit against the will of MPs. The Tory leadership front runner insisted that he was not attracted to the idea of ‘proroguing’ parliament, and that he believed the “common sense” of MPs would bring about a deal all sides could agree upon by the October 31 deadline. But asked to categorically rule out proroguing parliament, he said: “I’m not attracted to the idea of a no-deal exit from the EU but, you know, I think it would be absolutely folly to rule it out. I think it’s an essential tool of our negotiation. I don’t envisage the circumstances in which it will be necessary to prorogue parliament, nor am I attracted to that expedient. When asked if it’s stil...
Japan in rare plea to UK over Brexit
Featured, United Kingdom

Japan in rare plea to UK over Brexit

    Japan’s foreign minister has pleaded with Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt not to lead the UK out of the EU without a deal when one of them becomes prime minister. In an unusually blunt warning, Tarō Kōno suggested Japanese companies operating in the UK would relocate to other countries in Europe in the event of a no-deal Brexit. There are over 1,000 Japanese companies operating in the United Kingdom, so we are very concerned with this no-deal Brexit, Kōno told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Thursday. Both Johnson and Hunt have said they would be prepared to take the UK out of the EU without an agreement if they become prime minister. Kōno said he had asked both of them to avoid a no-deal Brexit. Whenever we had a meeting that was one of the major issue[s], please ...