– Iran tensions: Trump signs off new sanctions
US President Donald Trump has signed off “hard-hitting” sanctions against Iran which he says will target the country’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The moves comes amid escalating tensions between the two countries after Tehran shot down an American drone last week.
– US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on a visit to Saudi Arabia
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday, June 24, on a visit to key Gulf allies amid heightened tensions with Tehran after President Donald Trump called off a military strike to retaliate for Iran’s downing of a U.S. drone.
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* Calls Grow For an Independent Probe Into Police Violence During Hong Kong Protests
Authorities in Hong Kong on Tuesday faced a growing number of calls for a public inquiry into their handling of recent mass protests against plans to allow extraditions to mainland China, as chief executive Carrie Lam canceled a scheduled meeting of her cabinet.
* Mexico sends 15,000 troops to border in unusual move to ward off U.S. trade tariffs
Mexico has deployed almost 15,000 soldiers and members of its National Guard in the north of the country to stem the flow of illegal immigration across the border into the United States, the head of the Mexican army said on Monday.
Florida woman charged after giving husband’s guns to police
ORLANDO, Fla. – A Florida woman’s effort to protect herself from domestic violence has become a flashpoint in the debate over gun rights and victims’ safety.
Courtney Irby gave her estranged husband’s guns to police after he was charged with domestic violence-aggravated battery, only to find herself arrested for theft.
Astronaut David Saint-Jacques returns to Earth, sets Canadian space record
LONGUEUIL, Que. — David Saint-Jacques returned to Earth on Monday after more than six months aboard the International Space Station.
The native of Saint-Lambert, Que., has set a record for the longest single spaceflight by a Canadian at 204 days.
The Canadian astronaut was joined by NASA astronaut Anne McClain and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko aboard a Soyuz capsule that landed in Kazakhstan.
=> David Saint-Jacques faces long recovery after return to Earth, doctor says
MONTREAL — Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques will return to Earth on Monday following a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station. Raffi Kuyumjian, the doctor for the Canadian Space Agency, explains that the 49-year-old astronaut will undergo a long recovery as his body adjusts from weightlessness.
* Trump imposes new round of ‘hard-hitting’ sanctions on Iran
WASHINGTON/RIYADH, June 24 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump imposed new U.S. sanctions on Iran on Monday following Tehran’s downing of an unmanned American drone and said the measures would target Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
* Beijing could blacklist FedEx as ‘unreliable entity’ after another Huawei delivery screw-up.
American courier FedEx has apologized for failing to deliver a package to the US which contained a Huawei smartphone. The incident, which is not the first of its kind to affect Huawei, was explained as an “operational mistake.”
* Jun 24th Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, also known in English as St John the Baptist Day, is a …
* La Fête nationale du Québec, communément appelée …
* 24-06 | Ngày Lễ Quốc Khánh của Québec, vẫn thường được gọi là Saint-Jean-Baptiste …
Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day | Drapeau Carillon Sacré-Cœur|La Fête nationale du Québec *24-06* Nguồn gốc ngày Lễ Quốc Khánh tỉnh bang Québec| Thánh Lễ Mừng Sinh Nhật Thánh “GIOAN TẨY GIẢ”| Lá cờ ‘Carillon Thánh Tâm’.
President Donald Trump spoke to reporters before leaving for Camp David, saying he wants to “make Iran great again” and that the country would be more prosperous without a nuclear weapon.
* Hong Kong protesters disperse after besieging police HQ
Protesters in Hong Kong ended their overnight siege of police headquarters peacefully Saturday, disappointed that their demands for the territory’s leader to formally withdraw a contentious extradition bill and police to apologize for heavy handed tactics have gone unmet.
China Blames ‘Foreign Forces’ for Massive HK Protest
– At least 22 injured after protests turn violent in Hong Kong
At least 22 people have been injured in Hong Kong after massive protests erupted into violence on Jun 12. Clashes broke out as demonstrators tried to storm the Legislative Council building.
* Trudeau, Macron talk rising populism and cut press conference short
WATCH: Trudeau, Macron abruptly end joint press conference
French President Emmanuel Macron cut short a press conference with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday morning.
Beautiful Quotes of Thomas Paine:
* Every science has for its basis a system of principles as fixed and unalterable as those by which the universe is regulated and governed. Man cannot make principles; he can only discover them.
* I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
* He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.
* It is not a God, just and good, but a devil, under the name of God, that the Bible describes.
News of the past days … Tin ngày qua:
* Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu: I will name community after President Trump
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s name sits atop buildings, on clothing labels and (for a short time) even on porterhouse steaks. Now, he could have a community in the Middle East named after him.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu toured the Golan Height…
Netanyahu announced that to reward Trump’s decision, he would be introducing a resolution calling for a new community to be named after Trump.
Happy Easter to All !! *** Chúc Mừng Phục-sinh … *** Joyeuses Pâques à tous !!20-04-2019 _ Đại Lễ Phục sinh vòng quanh Thế-giới |
* Pâques célébrée autour du monde – Easter celebrated around The World. !!
MONTREAL — A Catholic priest has been stabbed as he was celebrating mass this morning at Montreal’s St. Joseph’s Oratory.Montreal police say a 911 call was placed at around 8:40 a.m. When officers arrived at the landmark church, a male suspect was already detained by security guards.Police spokeswoman Caroline Chevrefils says the victim suffered minor injuries to his upper body and was taken to hospital. The suspect will be questioned by police this morning.The diocese of Montreal identified the injured priest as Rev. Claude Grou, the Oratory’s rector.
Đức Thánh Cha khai mạc mùa chay 2019Chiều thứ tư lễ tro 6-3-2019, ĐTC đã chủ sự thánh lễ khai mạc mùa chay thánh, với nghi thức xức tro tại Đền thờ Thánh nữ Sabina ở Roma. Ngài kêu gọi các tín hữu từ bỏ cuộc sống hào nhoáng bên ngoài và lòng quyến luyến của cải.
North Korean bodyguards jog next to North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un at the inter-Korean summit on April 27, 2018. They’re now back — at the 2019 Vietnam Summit between North Korea and US President Donald Trump.
Kim Jong Un’s elite bodyguards — famous for running next to his diplomatic Mercedes — were back for his entrance to Vietnam ahead of his second summit with TrumpKim Jong Un’s 12 bodyguards, who seamlessly jog in formation around his official Mercedes, have made the journey to Vietnam for Wednesday’s US-North Korea summit.The suited guards shot to fame eight months ago when they jogged in formation around Kim’s car as it passed through Singapore during the first summit between Donald Trump and Kim, the first top-level meeting between the US and North Korea.They were captured again by TV cameras on Tuesday. Footage below from Euronews shows them transitioning into jogging formation as Kim’s official Mercedes passed crowds on the way to his residence in Hanoi…
You Can’t Unsee This Giant Parade Float of President Trump as an Emperor ‘Master-Drone’.The Trump float is called “The Master-Drone” and was made by artist Fabrizio Galli, who has made similar sculptures that satirize other political figures.
The sculpture, which shows the president decked out as an emperor, complete with cape and sword, is appearing at the Carnevale Di Viareggio festival held in Viareggio each year during Carnival, an annual festival season before Lent.
This year’s festivities — which includes a weekly parade of large, elaborate paper-mâché floats that often have a political message — mark the 146th year of the event. It attracts more than 600,000 spectators each year, according to the official parade website.
The Trump float is called “The Master-Drone” and was created by artist Fabrizio Galli. Galli has made similar sculptures that satirize political figures in the past, including North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and Russian President Vladimir Putin
“The Master-Drone” shows the president in golden battle armor, including a sword covered in blue birds fashioned after the Twitter logo and a gold crown. He also has a large clawed hand.
On the float, an American eagle can be seen on one of Trump’s shoulders while Putin’s head rests on the other. The Statue of Liberty appears on one of his knees.