– Protest march continues in Hong Kong
Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents began marching to protest the government’s handling of a proposed extradition bill, demanding resignation of Chief Executive Carrie Lam and complete abandonment of the legislation instead of just suspending it.
– Venezuelans Pour into Ecuador en route to Peru
Thousands of Venezuelan migrants are flooding through Ecuador from Colombia as they make their way towards Peru. On Friday, June 14, some of the migrants who had crossed the border into Ecuador in the town of Carchi made their way to the bus stations to purchase tickets and board the next bus out.
Jun 16 – 2019
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* Vancouver activists vow to keep fighting after Hong Kong suspends extradition bill
WATCH: Protesters in Vancouver say they intend to keep pressure on Hong Kong’s government after it vowed to suspend, but not toss out, a proposed extradition bill that sparked days of violent protests. Nadia Stewart reports.
* New home made out of shipping containers sparks interest
In Australia, and even here in Canada, they’re being converted into backyard swimming pools. In Edmonton, at least for the moment, they’re being used a bit more conventionally and just being transformed into residential living spaces.
* Hong Kong leader suspends extradition bill debate after massive protests
HONG KONG — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Saturday she has suspended indefinitely a proposed extradition bill that sparked the city’s biggest public protests in years.
Lam told reporters she took the move in response to widespread public unhappiness over the measure..
*Hong Kong will reportedly suspend extradition bill that sparked violent protests
Hong Kong media reported on Saturday the city’s government would suspend a proposed law on extradition to mainland China that sparked widespread anger and violent protests, with leader Carrie Lam planning to address reporters later in the day.
* Hotels in Chinese Cities Near North Korean Border Forced to Block Access to South Korean TV.
Chinese authorities have ordered hotels in cities close to North Korea’s border that cater to business travelers from the North to remove satellite dishes capable of receiving signals for South Korean television, an order that came at the request of the Pyongyang government, sources in the region told RFA’s Korean service.
* White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders to leave job at end of June.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, a fierce loyalist of U.S. President Donald Trump who evolved into one of his closest advisers, will leave the job at the end of June to return to her home state of Arkansas, Trump announced on Thursday.
– 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.