People Papua New Guinea bans Facebook
Author: 0 Papua New Guinea bans Facebook

Just under 10 percent of Papua New Guinea's eight million people have access to the Internet, giving it one of the lowest rates of Internet penetration in the world. Basil says the aim is to "fully enforce the Cyber Crime Act" which was passed back in 2016. "The social network has deleted hundreds of Russia-linked accounts that it says were used to sow divisions in the USA ahead of the election through organizing events, controversial posts and target ad buys".

People U.S. Navy: Chinese warships maneuvered in
Author: 0 U.S. Navy: Chinese warships maneuvered in "unprofessional" manner

Reuters first reported that the USS Higgins and the USS Antietam ventured within 12 miles of the Paracel Islands in a demonstration the Pentagon calls a "freedom of navigation operation" or FONOP. "When they do things that are opaque to the rest of us, we can't cooperate in areas that we would otherwise cooperate in", Mattis told reporters. FILE - Four F22 Raptors fly in formation after a mid-air refueling exercise with a KC-135R Stratotanker as they participate in the multi-national ...

Author: 0 Spain Arrests US-Born Investor Browder on Russian Interpol Warrant

Two months prior to his sentencing, Interpol blocked a Russian arrest warrant for Browder, saying it was found to be "non-compliant" after a review by the agency's General Secretariat. 'The Spanish authorities, with the encouragement of the British, should release Bill Browder. Browder's efforts have helped the United States and other Western countries, including most recently the United Kingdom, pass legislation intending to punish Russian officials involved in or profiting from human ...

People Ex-EDL leader Tommy Robinson jailed at Leeds court
Author: 0 Ex-EDL leader Tommy Robinson jailed at Leeds court

A contempt of court charge can involve speeches or publications deemed to create a "substantial risk that the course of justice in the proceedings in question will be seriously impeded or prejudiced", according to the Independent . In 2013 he was charged with three counts of conspiracy to commit fraud by representation over a mortgage and sentenced to 18 months in prison. "In short, Mr.

People Trump Holds Rally In Nashville
Author: 0 Trump Holds Rally In Nashville

In March, the Trump administration said it could fund 100 miles of new and replacement border fencing with the $1.6 billion lawmakers provided for border security. Congresswoman Blackburn is in a tight race with former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen to fill Senator Bob Corker's seat. Bredesen, who is attempting to become the first Democrat to win a Senate campaign in Tennessee since Al Gore in 1990, has aired TV ads in which he says that he's "not running against Donald Trump " and ...

Author: 0 Hurricane Maria killed 4 500 in Puerto Rico, 70 times official toll

Most deaths after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico are blamed on interruptions in medical care due to power outages and blocked or washed out roads, said the report published in the New England Journal of Medicine . The Harvard study says the Puerto Rican and U.S. governments did not provide adequate services - including electrical power and medical assistance - after the hurricane.

Author: 0 Israel hits dozens of Gaza targets after mortar barrage

In a statement the group's spokesman said after Egyptian mediation a "ceasefire agreement was reached with Israel to return to calm". The limited response drew the ire of Mayor Alon Davidi and residents of the Israeli town of Sederot who called for a large scale IDF offensive to finish off Hamas and the other Palestinian terror organizations in the Gaza Strip.

People Donald Trump: Russia Investigation 'Meddling' with Midterm Elections
Author: 0 Donald Trump: Russia Investigation 'Meddling' with Midterm Elections

The special counsel reportedly is expected to lie low going into the midterms if the probe has not wrapped up by that point, so as not to be seen as swaying voters. Trump's claim is his latest attack on the credibility of the Russian Federation investigation as being politically motivated, though it's a significant new step in his attacks on what is meant to be an independent probe working to get to the bottom of Russia's efforts to interfere in the 2016 election.

People Europe plans ban on plastic cutlery, straws and more
Author: 0 Europe plans ban on plastic cutlery, straws and more

The ban would take in plastic straws , plates, cutlery, cotton buds, drink stirrers and sticks for balloons-as well as single-use drinks containers, unless their caps and lids remain attached. "The European Commission promised to be big on the big issues and plastic waste is undeniably a big issue". "The scale of the problem means that we can not rely on individual European countries to take action and must instead find a Europe-wide response", co-chairs Monica Frassoni and Reinhard ...

Author: 0 United States to slap restrictions on some Chinese investments

WASHINGTON-U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he would proceed with tariffs on $50 billion (U.S.) in Chinese imports and introduce new limits on Chinese investment in U.S. The White House said China's industrial policies continued to be damaging to businesses both in the USA and around the world, and claimed that this year alone it had found "dumping or unfair subsidies on 13 different products".

People Lack of evidence doesn’t bother Trump
Author: 0 Lack of evidence doesn’t bother Trump

Trump wrote on Twitter. He said that Obama chose not to "upset the apple cart". "He was in charge, not me, and did nothing". In recent days Mr. Trump has fired off a number of tweets accusing the Federal Bureau of Investigation of planting and paying a "spy" in his campaign, which he on Wednesday termed " SPYGATE " and later decried as "illegal" and "one of the political scandals in US history".

People India Will Buy Iranian Crude Despite US Sanctions
Author: 0 India Will Buy Iranian Crude Despite US Sanctions

Zarif briefed Sushma about the discussions that Iran has undertaken with parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) following the US decision to withdraw from the Agreement. "Our foreign policy is not directed to appease or come under any kind of pressure from any country and also it is not reactionary", Foreign Minister Swaraj emphatically said during the press conference.

People Rescuers find body of man missing in Ellicott City flood
Author: 0 Rescuers find body of man missing in Ellicott City flood

People visiting the businesses on the busy street shared videos and photos that were reminiscent of the deadly flooding that happened in July 2016. A flash flood rushed through Ellicott City, Maryland , on Sunday, leaving devastation in its wake.

People North Korea top officials flying to US
Author: 0 North Korea top officials flying to US

Over the weekend, Trump and Kim separately expressed their readiness to meet on June 12 in Singapore as originally planned, although Trump had called off the summit on Thursday. His journey to the USA would cap a frenetic few days of meetings between North Korean and American officials . The U.S. wants to come up with a timetable for denuclearization and specify detailed steps and deadlines at the upcoming summit, according to another government source, but the North is against.

Author: 0 White House puts $50 billion worth of tariffs on China

It's the most specific the administration has been about when the duties will take effect. The White House also said Tuesday that it would restrict Chinese investment into the United States and limit USA exports of high-tech goods to China.

People Malaysia to axe HSR
Author: 0 Malaysia to axe HSR

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said the decision was based on a statement made by the Langkawi MP. In the statement, Abdul Rahman had said it would be a "big mistake" to cancel the KL-Singapore HSR project, as it would cost Malaysia an estimated RM209 billion in gross national income contribution and the potential to create 70,000 jobs.

People Iran should be denied any military presence in Syria
Author: 0 Iran should be denied any military presence in Syria

Earlier, Russia's foreign minister said in a surprising statement that the Assad regime alone should be present at the border with Israel , stating that "a situation where only Syria's military forces will be placed at the Syrian side of the border with Israel - that should be the result of the process".

People Lava reaches area of geothermal power station in Hawaii
Author: 0 Lava reaches area of geothermal power station in Hawaii

Marines are on standby, ready to airlift residents if lava cuts off more streEts, leaving people stranded. The explosive eruption came hours after Hawaii County officials knocked on doors on several streets in the Leilani Estates subdivision alerting residents to flee fast-moving lava from the nearby volcano.

People Two killed in Belgium shooting
Author: 0 Two killed in Belgium shooting

Belgium's Interior Minister Jan Jambon said that investigators were trying to establish "exactly what happened", adding: "Our thoughts are with the victims of this terrible act". Belgium's Prime Minister Charles Michel said he was following the situation closely and expressed his support for those caught up in the shooting. The country has been on alert since suicide bombers killed 32 people at Brussels airport and in the subway system in 2016.

People Sanctions used as tool to crush competition, says Putin
Author: 0 Sanctions used as tool to crush competition, says Putin

Earlier in the day, speaking at an annual economic forum, Mr. Putin sharply criticized Mr. Trump's decision to pull out of the Iranian nuclear deal, saying it could trigger risky instability. "The latest decisions of the Congress had made our relations more stable and predictable not only in the medium period but in the distant future", he said.

Author: 0 Kremlin says it is Roman Abramovich's right to take Israeli citizenship

Abramovich's visa is taking "longer than usual" to be renewed and both the British government and Abramovich have declined to comment on the impasse. Israel grants citizenship to any Jewish person wishing to move there and a passport can be issued immediately. Unconfirmed sources said the British government would have required certain financial disclosures if Abramovich was to secure a new visa.

People Hero 'Spiderman' Granted French Citizenship After Amazing Child Rescue
Author: 0 Hero 'Spiderman' Granted French Citizenship After Amazing Child Rescue

Neighbors in the apartment next to him could not reach over far enough to pull the child to safety. Gassama's heroics saved the child, and now the Malian migrant's been cast into the national spotlight after a meeting with President Emmanuel Macron .in which he was presented with a certificate and a gold medal for performing an act of courage and dedication.

People WYFF news crew dies after tree falls on vehicle in Polk Co
Author: 0 WYFF news crew dies after tree falls on vehicle in Polk Co

NBC affiliate WYFF News 4 confirmed it was two of its employees - Mike McCormick and Aaron Smeltzer - who died in the accident, which happened around 2:20 p.m. WHNS-TV reporter Derek Dellinger competed with McCormick and Smeltzer, but also considered them friends. Mr. Smeltzer was the photographer in the Spartanburg bureau, and WYFF News 4 said he joined the station in February.

People Maryland man missing after Ellicott City devastated by rampaging flood
Author: 0 Maryland man missing after Ellicott City devastated by rampaging flood

On the next day, authorities said they rescued over 300 people so far, but were still searching for an Army National Guard member who was reported missing. Some business owners aren't sure if they can rebuild again, especially since officials have said this flood was worse then the last one. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency .

People Trump, Japan's Abe to Meet Ahead of Possible US-North Korea Summit
Author: 0 Trump, Japan's Abe to Meet Ahead of Possible US-North Korea Summit

North Korea's push to get the summit back on track shows that it's probably looking for sanctions relief, even as Kim retains concerns about his own security. "But let's be clear - twice before North Korea under Kim Jong-un's father committed to full denuclearization in six party talks in 2005, in 2007 ...

People Chelsea owner Abramovich immigrates to Israel, becomes country's richest citizen
Author: 0 Chelsea owner Abramovich immigrates to Israel, becomes country's richest citizen

Mr. Johnson suggested last week that the British government might take further action "to crack down on people close to Putin who may have illicit or ill-gotten wealth". Worth an estimated £9.3 billion, according to the Sunday Times , Abramovich would become the richest person in Israel and would be exempt from the country's taxes on income earned overseas for 10 years, as well as not being required to declare the source of that income.

People Flash floods rip through MD city
Author: 0 Flash floods rip through MD city

Kittleman expressed confidence Monday that Ellicott City could make another comeback. This is the second major flood in just two years. A damaged vehicle swept away by floodwaters was stopped by a utility pole in Ellicott City, Maryland .

People English teacher corrects Donald Trump's letter, sends it back to White House
Author: 0 English teacher corrects Donald Trump's letter, sends it back to White House

It's not just letters from Trump's White House that contain grammatical errors, with the president's tweets often containing grammatical and spelling mistakes. She resisted the idea of attaching a grade to the letter. Trump's return letter talks in general terms about school safety. "If it had been written in middle school, I'd give it a C or C-plus".

People Flowing Lava Prompts New Evacuation Near Hawaii Fissure
Author: 0 Flowing Lava Prompts New Evacuation Near Hawaii Fissure

The Hawaii Volcano Observatory announced the development on Sunday morning. There are at least three active fissures , or cracks, with lava flowing out of them. "The flow from fissures 21 and seven was widening and advancing", said Janet Snyder, a spokeswoman for the County of Hawaii. Four explosions on Saturday sent ash as high as 12,000 to 15,000 feet (3,600 to 4,600 m), officials said.

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