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North Korea agreed to return US war remains during the June 12 summit between Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump in Singapore. “We are ready to receive remains and be able to transport them in a dignified manner,” the command’s public affairs office told the Stars and Stripes and Military Times.

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Social Workers Lied to Take 5 Children From Their Parents

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Africa

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa escapes bomb blast during campaign rally.

Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa Narrowly Escapes Death (Photos)

President Emmerson Mnangagwa escaped injury in an explosion at a political rally on Saturday, and vowed the “cowardly act” would not derail Zimbabwe’s first election since the ouster of former strongman Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa, a former Mugabe loyalist installed after the army ousted his erstwhile patron, said the object had “exploded a few inches away from me, but it is not my time.”

INEC, Independent National Electoral Commission Nigeria News Political Stories

Why Nigeria Is Not Ready For Free and Fair Elections 2019

2019 presidential elections in Nigeria will be the country’s sixth since 1999, when it shifted to democracy after a long period of military rule. Most of these elections have been tarnished by acts of violence – including attacks on politicians – and vote rigging often influences the results.

Riek Machar and Salva Kiir - South Sudan - Africa News in Politics

South Sudan Salva Kiir Rejects Working With Riek Machar

The latest attempt at ending South Sudan’s five-year civil war failed Friday as President Salva Kiir rejected working again with rival Riek Machar after their first face-to-face meeting in almost two years. “This is simply because we have had enough of him,” government spokesman Michael Makuei said.

Cyril Ramaphosa - South Africa News Headlines

South Africa Ramaphosa Eyes Staff Cuts, Hiring Caps After Wage Deal

South Africa’s government is considering layoffs and early retirement packages for staff in the public sector to avoid breaking its pledge to cut spending after unions clinched above-inflation wage increases, the Treasury said on Friday.

Asia-Pacific

US Coffins With American Soldiers Remains

100 US Coffins In North Korea to Receive American Soldiers Remains

North Korea agreed to return US war remains during the June 12 summit between Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump in Singapore. “We are ready to receive remains and be able to transport them in a dignified manner,” the command’s public affairs office told the Stars and Stripes and Military Times.

Mehbooba Mufti and Amit Shah - India News

Mufti Slams Amit Shah’s Charge of Discrimination Against Jammu, Ladakh

This is the first time Mehbooba has taken to Twitter to target the BJP — her former ally — after they withdrew support from the alliance with the PDP, causing the coalition government to collapse. Since Mehbooba resigned as chief minister, she has condemned civilian killings and warned the Centre of “serious consequences” if any changes are made to Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.

Donald Trump

Trump Flip-Flops, Calls North Korea ‘Extraordinary Threat’

“The existence and risk of proliferation of weapons-usable fissile material on the Korean Peninsula and the actions and policies of the Government of North Korea continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States,” Trump wrote.

Muktikanta Biswal

Biswal Walks 1,350km to Remind Modi of His Healthcare Promise

Muktikanta Biswal, a 30-year-old idol-maker, packed a bag and ventured out on foot covering 1350 km to remind PM Narendra Modi of the promises he made to the people of his village three years ago.

Europe

Theresa May - uk news

UK Pro-Brexit to Theresa May: Prepare For No Deal Brexit

Pro-Brexit politicians and business figures have urged British Prime Minister Theresa May to be ready to walk away from the European Union without a trade agreement, despite warnings from major manufacturers that a “no deal” Brexit would be an economic disaster. “Brexit is not a done deal. Brexit is not inevitable. Brexit can be stopped,” Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable told the crowd.

Emmanuel Macron - France News Headline

‘Sanction EU States That Refuse Migrants’ – Macron Says

“We can not have countries that benefit hugely from EU solidarity and claim national self-interest when it comes to the issue of migrants,” Emmanuel Macron said at a press conference in Paris alongside Spain’s new Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan - TURKEY NEWS

Tayyip Erdogan Faces Tough Election in Turkey

Turks voted on Sunday in presidential and parliamentary elections that pose the biggest ballot box challenge to Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist-rooted AK Party since they swept to power more than a decade and a half ago.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan - TURKEY headlines NEWS politics

Turkey Landmark Presidential, Parliamentary Vote Take Center Stage

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has never lost an election, is taking a gamble that will consolidate his hold on power in Turkey if he emerges victorious from Sunday’s landmark presidential and parliamentary vote.

Middle East

Jared Kushner - Donald Trump

Israeli-Palestinian Peace Will Go On With or Without Abbas – Jared Kushner

Senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat accused Kushner and Greenblatt of trying to topple the Abbas-led West Bank autonomy government and dismantle the U.N. aid agency for Palestinian refugees. On Sunday, Erekat doubled down on his criticism, telling Israel’s Channel 10 that the American negotiators are “not neutral” and predicting their peace plan would fail.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and nationalist cleric Moqtada Sadr

Iraq PM Haider al-Abadi, Moqtada Sadr Agree Alliance

Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s joint list with communists won 54 seats in the legislative elections to become the biggest bloc in Iraq’s 329-seat parliament, while Abadi’s bloc came in third, scooping just 42 seats.

Syria News - Syrian Headline Story

Free Syrian Army Say US Won’t Intervene In South Syria

The United States has told Syrian rebel factions they should not expect military support to help resist a Russian-backed government offensive to regain opposition-held parts of Syria bordering Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Ramadan TV Caricature of A Black Person Backfires

Ramadan TV Caricature of A Black Person Backfires

In an attempt to capitalize on what’s become a ratings bonanza for Arabic satellite channels during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, two comedies struck the wrong chord with audiences when their lead actors appeared in blackface, a form of makeup that darkens the skin to represent a caricature of a black person. Criticism was swift on social media.

USA, Americas, Canada

US Coffins With American Soldiers Remains

100 US Coffins In North Korea to Receive American Soldiers Remains

North Korea agreed to return US war remains during the June 12 summit between Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump in Singapore. “We are ready to receive remains and be able to transport them in a dignified manner,” the command’s public affairs office told the Stars and Stripes and Military Times.

Jared Kushner - Donald Trump

Israeli-Palestinian Peace Will Go On With or Without Abbas – Jared Kushner

Senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat accused Kushner and Greenblatt of trying to topple the Abbas-led West Bank autonomy government and dismantle the U.N. aid agency for Palestinian refugees. On Sunday, Erekat doubled down on his criticism, telling Israel’s Channel 10 that the American negotiators are “not neutral” and predicting their peace plan would fail.

Nicaragua Clashes

8 People Killed Because Of Nicaragua Clashes

The rights group says more than 200 people have been killed in protests that started just over two months ago demanding President Daniel Ortega step down. The Nicaraguan Episcopal Conference urged Ortega’s government and the opposition to return to the negotiating table on Monday to discuss a proposal to bring elections forward from 2021 to March 2019, in a bid to end the crisis.

Trump Immigration Policy Against Children - USA News Headlines

2,053 Children Separated From Their Families Because of Trump’s Zero Tolerance Immigration Policy

The U.S. government said it still had 2,053 children in its custody who were separated from their parents under President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, and set out its most detailed plans yet on how it would reunite families.

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Social Workers - Social Services and Family

Social Workers Lied to Take 5 Children From Their Parents

Nicaragua Clashes

8 People Killed Because Of Nicaragua Clashes

Trump Immigration Policy Against Children - USA News Headlines

2,053 Children Separated From Their Families Because of Trump’s Zero Tolerance Immigration Policy

Social Services - Baby-Snatchers

Social Services Ruin Your Family Because They’re Baby-Snatchers

Books

Our Scots Noble Families By Tom Johnston

Our Scots Noble Families By Tom Johnston

Interesting reading for anyone wondering about Scottish history. They seem all to have started on the road to nobility by stealing land from rivals and the people. Remember Burns song which includes ‘ a parcel o’ rogues in a nation’?

The Culture of Critique: An Evolutionary Analysis of Jewish Involvement in Twentieth-Century Intellectual and Political Movements (Human Evolution, Behavior, and Intelligence) By Kevin MacDonald

The Culture of Critique: An Evolutionary Analysis of Jewish Involvement in Twentieth-Century Intellectual and Political Movements (Human Evolution, Behavior, and Intelligence) By Kevin MacDonald

A theoretical analysis and review of data on the widespread tendency among certain influential, Jewish-dominated intellectual movements to develop radical critiques of the gentile culture that are compatible with the continuity of Jewish identification.

Natives Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire By Akala

Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire By Akala

From the first time he was stopped and searched as a child, to the day he realised his mum was white, to his first encounters with racist teachers – race and class have shaped Akala’s life and outlook. In this unique book he takes his own experiences and widens them out to look at the social, historical and political factors that have left us where we are today. ‘A book bristling with intelligence and insight’ Irish Times.

Shadows of Empire The Anglosphere in British Politics By Michael Kenny, Nick Pearce

Shadows of Empire: The Anglosphere in British Politics By Michael Kenny, Nick Pearce

In this book, leading commentators Michael Kenny and Nick Pearce trace the historical origins of this idea back to the shadow cast by the British Empire in the late Victorian era.

My Life Story

Social Workers - Social Services and Family

Social Workers Lied to Take 5 Children From Their Parents

Judge Horton said: ‘It is exceptional to find a case in which there has been deliberate and calculated alteration of a report prepared by one social worker in order to make that assessment seem less favourable, by another social worker and the team manager; the withholding of the original report when it was ordered to be disclosed and the parties to the alterations lying on oath one of them twice, in order to try to cover up the existence of the original report.’

Social Services - Baby-Snatchers

Social Services Ruin Your Family Because They’re Baby-Snatchers

There will always be children who are genuinely at risk, and social services have an undeniably hard job. But what families like Rosie’s need is support, not separation. Rosie is a good mother. Her post-natal depression has now subsided and, because she fought hard to prove her worth, George is still with her. For other families, there may be more tragic endings.

Babies For Adoption

Social Services Are Paid Bonuses to Snatch Your Babies For Adoption

From the time a child is named on a social services care order until the day they are adopted, the parents are breaking the law – a crime punishable by imprisonment – if they tell anyone what is happening to their family. As High Court judge Mr Justice Munby told MPs: “It seems quite indefensible that there should be no access by the media, and no access by the public, to what is going on in courts where judges are, day by day, taking people’s children away.”

US Immigration

Revealed! Audio of Children Separated From Their Parents By US Immigration Officer

Human rights attorney Jennifer Harbury said she received the tape from a whistleblower and told ProPublica it was recorded in the last week. She did not provide details about where exactly it was recorded.

Sanctions

Emmanuel Macron - France News Headline

‘Sanction EU States That Refuse Migrants’ – Macron Says

Petro Poroshenko

Ukraine President Poroshenko Punishes Russia With New Sanctions

Russian S-400 - S-400 Missile Systems from Russia

Not Going to Cancel Russian S-400 Deal – Turkey Rejects US Demand

Heinz-Christian Strache - Austria News in Politics

Austria’s Heinz-Christian Strache to EU: End Russian Sanctions