Uganda imposes tax on social media usage

The new Excise Duty (Amendment) Bill will also impose various other taxes , including a 1% levy on the total value of mobile money transactions - which civil society groups complain will affect poorer Ugandans who rarely use banking services. More..

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Step aside Trudeau, Spain’s new prime minister is nicknamed
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Step aside Trudeau, Spain’s new prime minister is nicknamed "Mr. Handsome"

The downfall of Rajoy's government after almost eight years in power came just days after his Popular Party's reputation was badly bruised by a court verdict that identified it as a beneficiary of a large kickb...More..

Italian national pride on display as political crisis ends | Lexington Herald Leader
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Italian national pride on display as political crisis ends | Lexington Herald Leader

A day after the possibility of a governing coalition between the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League was revived, League leader Matteo Salvini canceled appointments in northern Ital...More..

by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Trump may ban German luxury carmakers next

Indeed, most of BMW's crossover range, including the popular X3 and X5, are built in the U.S. for local and global sale. The largest BMW assembly plant in the world is located in Spartanburg, South Caroli...More..

by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Trump reportedly wants to push German carmakers out of the U.S.

Germany's auto industry association VDA says its members exported 657,000 vehicles to North America past year, with total exports of vehicle components, cars, engines, as well as second-hand vehicles totallin...More..

by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Mattis slams China on South China Sea island weaponization

He Lei, the head of the Chinese delegation to the dialogue, said the islands were Chinese territory and it was "a sovereign and legal right for China to place our army and military weapons there". "Certainly,...More..

PM Modi threads path between rising China, uncertain US
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

PM Modi threads path between rising China, uncertain US

And by no means do we consider it as directed against any country. Modi , who is on a visit to the Southeast Asia region, made a brief stopover to Malaysia to personally extend his best wishes and congratu...More..

South Korea, Japan not quite on same denuclearisation page
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

South Korea, Japan not quite on same denuclearisation page

Trump announced Friday after meeting with a top aide to Kim that the summit is back on. Kim Yong Chol , vice chairman of the North Korean ruling party's central committee, was allowed into the United States...More..

Hodeidah's importance to victory in Yemen
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Hodeidah's importance to victory in Yemen

Reuters reported that the Saudi backed coalition troops are is progressing towards the Yemeni port city of al-Hudaydah despite global advice against any attempt to occupy the area which receives the bulk of Ye...More..

U.S. votes down Arab-backed United Nations proposal condemning Israeli force in Gaza
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

U.S. votes down Arab-backed United Nations proposal condemning Israeli force in Gaza

The resolution drafted by Kuwait, the only Arab member of the Security Council, had undergone numerous revisions in recent weeks. Tensions soared on May 14, when the US relocated its embassy to contested Jerusa...More..

Assad Raises Possibility Of Conflict With U.S. Forces, Allies In Syria
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Assad Raises Possibility Of Conflict With U.S. Forces, Allies In Syria

It enjoys military support from the USA and French special forces in Syria. The U.S. State Department also said that while Washington is not seeking conflict with Syria, it would use "necessary and proporti...More..

Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz described attack plan in cellphone videos
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz described attack plan in cellphone videos

On Wednesday, the Broward State Attorney's Office released videos of Parkland shooter Nicolas Cruz mercilessly plotting his attack. He goes on to say: "My goal is to kill at least 20 people with an AR-15"...More..

Ivanka Trump Says, 'Ignore the Trolls' After Controversy Over Photo With Son
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Ivanka Trump Says, 'Ignore the Trolls' After Controversy Over Photo With Son

Is it true that the federal government lost the almost 1,500 immigrant children? Vox spoke with an immigration expert to discuss this process, Jennifer Podkul. Immigrant-rights activists counter that the z...More..

Man, 30, moves out after losing legal battle against parents
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Man, 30, moves out after losing legal battle against parents

The jobless 30-year-old who was sued by his parents for still living at home has finally flown the coop, but not before delivering one last parting shot - by calling the cops on his dad. "I'm glad to be out o...More..

'I wish I did' pick a different Attorney General than Session
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

'I wish I did' pick a different Attorney General than Session

Trump capped the long Gowdy quote with, "And I wish I did!" Mr. Trump dwelled on the recusal for months, according to confidants and current and former administration officials who described his behavior towa...More..

by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

U.S. Vetoes U.N. Resolution on Gaza

Demonstrators at Friday's protests waved Kuwaiti flags to thank the Persian Gulf state for blocking a US bid to condemn Gaza rocket fire at the Security Council earlier this week. "It is a grossly one-sided a...More..

U.S. announces 25 percent tariffs on Chinese tech goods
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

U.S. announces 25 percent tariffs on Chinese tech goods

By June 15, Washington will release a list of some $ 50 billion worth of Chinese goods that will be subject to a 25 percent tariff, the White House said in a statment. Scott Kennedy, a China expert at th...More..

North Koreans to deliver letter to Trump
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

North Koreans to deliver letter to Trump

Trump told reporters he hadn't yet read the letter from Kim and added with a smile, "I may be in for a big surprise, folks". In the short term, Moscow "cannot afford to be remembered as the country that had n...More..

Winners and losers in THE reputation rankings 2018
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Winners and losers in THE reputation rankings 2018

Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) was ranked among the top 100 most powerful global university brands in Times Higher Education (THE) list, sources from the university said Thursday. University College Lo...More..

Pompeii find shows man crushed trying to flee Mount Vesuvius eruption
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

Pompeii find shows man crushed trying to flee Mount Vesuvius eruption

Why would people do this? A skeleton was found during recent excavations and is believed to be of a man in his 30s with a limp who was killed in the eruption of Vesuvius. Vesuvius's explosion, in A.D. It is n...More..

'Dead' Journalist Stuns Crowd After Faking His Own Assassination
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

'Dead' Journalist Stuns Crowd After Faking His Own Assassination

The head of Ukraine's security service Vasyl Grytsak said the set-up had foiled "a cynical plot and (allowed his officers to) document how the Russian security service was planning for this crime". Ukrainian ...More..

Journalist Hector Gonzalez Antonio Beaten To Death In Mexico
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

Journalist Hector Gonzalez Antonio Beaten To Death In Mexico

As the correspondent for a national outlet, Gonzalez's most recent stories reflected the violence and corruption present in Tamaulipas state. Del Rio called for "immediate answers in this case and for justic...More..

Putin critic Browder detained, then freed by Spanish police
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

Putin critic Browder detained, then freed by Spanish police

Interpol blocked Russia's attempts to issue an arrest warrant to Browder for the fifth time in October a year ago by informing him of its decision to dismiss Russia's request to put him on the Interpol wante...More..

China says Trump hurts credibility with tariffs
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

China says Trump hurts credibility with tariffs

Commerce Department Secretary Wilbur Ross is scheduled to visit China on Saturday to negotiate the details of that agreement. Hua gave no indication of whether Beijing planned to act on its own threat to reta...More..

'Murdered' Journalist Babchenko Fears New Assassination Attempts in Next Months
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

'Murdered' Journalist Babchenko Fears New Assassination Attempts in Next Months

His closest relatives were in on the hoax, including his wife, who had returned from a trip to Moscow on Monday, Mr Babchenko said. The former war correspondent, who fled Russian Federation in 2017, was una...More..

Trump mulls commuting Blagojevich's term, pardoning Stewart
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

Trump mulls commuting Blagojevich's term, pardoning Stewart

Take Stewart's pardon , for instance. "She used to be my biggest fan in the world ... before I became a politician", he said. "My great loyalty to you has gone totally unappreciated", he wrote in closing. At...More..

HHS official: Immigrant children are not ‘lost’
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

HHS official: Immigrant children are not ‘lost’

And another report that is going viral this week says that the Department of Health and Human services " lost track of" more than 1,500 children who they had placed with us sponsors. "They have been plac...More..

Trump, Abe say 'imperative' to dismantle N. Korean weapons
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

Trump, Abe say 'imperative' to dismantle N. Korean weapons

US government officials, including the White House deputy chief of staff for operations Joe Hagin, left US Yokota Air Base in Japan for Singapore on Monday, NHK said. The president noted Kim Yong Chol's visit...More..

Trump pressured Sessions multiple times to resume control of Mueller investigation
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

Trump pressured Sessions multiple times to resume control of Mueller investigation

One day later, Trump renewed his attacks against Sessions. Trump has often railed against Sessions' recusal from the case, voicing frustration that it has left him without someone he feels should be loyal to ...More..

Residents who don't leave parts of lava-ravaged subdivision could face arrest
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

Residents who don't leave parts of lava-ravaged subdivision could face arrest

Officials have said the power plant is safe but lava has never engulfed a geothermal plant anywhere in the world, leaving a measure of uncertainty. "Lava flow from Fissures 7 and 21 crossed into PGV property ...More..