Italy’s Salvini angered as 47 migrants land despite his ban

The German aid group Sea-Watch said the remaining migrants on board their rescue ship were transferred to Lampedusa on Sunday evening with the cooperation of the Coast Guard and financial police. They were among 65 migrants rescued off the coast of Libya last week. Sea-Watch said its vessel was too big to enter Lampedusa and had been ordered to another port on “probationary confiscation.” Trending in World Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Turkey insists on right to drill for energy reserves off Cyprus

Dispute likely to escalate after Nicosia said it would seek to arrest anyone caught drilling Tensions over energy resources in the eastern Mediterranean have risen sharply after Turkey said it would exercise its sovereign rights to drill off Cyprus in flagrant defiance of warnings from western allies. As the dispute over the race to tap underwater spoils is becoming ever more intense. Israel, Egypt and Lebanon, which have also discovered hydrocarbons off their coasts, have all signed delimitation agreements with Cyprus. In recent years, international oil companies, including ExxonMobil, Total and Eni, have acquired search rights in licensed blocks off the island. Three months ago the US energy company announced it had found one of the biggest deposits of natural …

Will this 13-year-old child-poet be considered for possible sainthood?

Washington, D.C. (CNN)“A champion is a winner, a hero… someone who never gives up, even when the going gets rough… someone who overcomes challenges, even when it requires creative solutions… someone who plays the game, even when the game is called life… especially when the game is called life…” — Mattie J.T. Stepanek And while the words are quite simple, like many of the “Heartsongs” — or expressions of inner purpose that Mattie shared in his poetry and essays and speeches and everyday conversations — the message is profound, and the impact of his existence and his essence is life-changing. Yes, Mattie’s words matter. In believable, achievable, and understandable ways, his messages remind us that hope is real, that peace …

Kate offers ‘peek’ at Back to Nature Garden

Image copyright @kensingtonroyal Image caption The garden was co-created with Andree Davies, Adam White and the RHS In a letter to experts, she wrote that it was “heart-breaking” to know there is a “long way to go” to ensure all children grow up “happy, healthy, and equipped to be able to take every opportunity that comes their way”. Image copyright @kensingtonroyal Image caption The garden will be filled with forest scenes Earlier this year, landscape architect Ms Davies told the Daily Telegraph that the duchess had brought the idea of forest bathing to the discussions. The Japanese concept is the practice of spending time in woodland to help relaxation. The garden features a swing seat hanging below a high-platform treehouse, …

DJ Khaled gave a touching tribute to Nipsey Hussle in ‘Saturday Night Live’ performance

(CNN)DJ Khaled had one last message for the “Saturday Night Live” audience before the show’s season finale wrapped up. “The very title of the song reminds us that vibrating on a ‘Higher’ level was the essence of Nipsey’s soul,” Khaled wrote. “It is in this spirit, of moving forward, or preserving his mission that I, my co-writers, producers and label partners are donating 100% of all our proceeds from ‘Higher’ to Nipsey’s children, Emani and Kross.” Khaled, who was making his first appearance as an ‘SNL’ musical guest, and Legend were joined on stage by other artists who collaborated with him on his album, including SZA, Lil Wayne, and J Balvin. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: …

Lunch lady fired for giving student free meal refuses offer to be rehired

Termination led to outpouring of support for New Hampshire cafeteria worker Bonnie Kimball, who told student tell mom you need money A school cafeteria worker in New Hampshire who was fired for giving a student lunch for nothing has rejected an offer to be rehired. Bonnie Kimball said she was fired on 28 March by Fresh Picks, a vendor that supplies food to the Mascoma Valley regional high school in Canaan, a day after she gave a student lunch even though he couldnt pay for it. Kimball said that when the students account showed no funds, she quietly told him Tell mom you need money, and provided a lunch. A manager asked what was on the boys plate, she said, …

Maher guest Fran Lebowitz’s Trump comments light up social media with reactions

Lebowitz was referencing the murder and dismemberment of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi who U.S. intelligence determined was killed by the Saudi government. <br><br> (Getty Images) The author made the comments after Maher had asked her about the possibility of President Trump being impeached. On Twitter, one person wrote: “What kind of person says this? Plus she said it on NATIONAL TV?” “Should be arrested…Fran Lebowitz!” another person tweeted. One user suggested that Lebowitz’s comments may have consequences in the next election, writing, “Fran Lebowitz and Bill Maher did more tonight to help re-elect Trump in 2020 than they’ll ever know.” “Don’t walk it back, Fran,” another comment said. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Nancy Pelosi Wont Even Take A Position On Contempt, Let Alone Impeachment

WASHINGTON ― House Speaker that would allow Congress to fine or even jail Donald Trump. Asked about the House possibly holding Trump administration officials like Attorney General When pressed to take a position, she responded: “I don’t have to have a position.” Pelosi did refuse to take inherent contempt “off the table,” but she made it clear she wasn’t eager to use the power, mentioning that a preferable outcome would be Trump administration officials complying with the subpoenas from House committees. Democrats haven’t even moved forward with holding Barr in contempt. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Wednesday that he didn’t expect a floor vote on contempt until at least Juneon board with the slow approach earlier this week. …

Taiwan Parliament Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage In First For Asia

Taiwan’s parliament voted to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday, the first legislation of its kind in Asia and a major win for civil rights groups across the region. “Good morning #Taiwan,” President Tsai Ing-wen wrote on Twitter ahead of the vote. “Today, we have a chance to make history & show the world that progressive values can take root in an East Asian society. Today, we can show the world that #LoveWins.” Taiwan’s constitutional court ruled in May 2017 that legal language restricting marriage to a man and a woman was unconstitutional and gave the government two years to pass new legislation, Bloomberg reported. That deadline was later this month. Agency France-Press notes that gay couples across Taiwan have remained …

Chelsea Manning Jailed For Refusing Grand Jury Testimony

U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga ordered her to remain incarcerated at the Alexandria jail either until she agrees to testify or until the grand jury’s term expires in 18 months. He also imposed fines that will kick in at $500 a day after 30 days and $1,000 a day after 60 days. Manning has offered multiple reasons for refusing to testify, but fundamentally says she considers the whole grand jury process to be unacceptable. He said he hopes that while incarcerated “Ms. Manning would reflect on the principles she says she’s embracing … and whether those views are worth the price she’s paying for them.” “Whatever you might think of her, Chelsea Manning is a principled person,” said her lawyer, …

Can Congress Steer The U.S. Away From War With Iran?

The Iran has a number of top Republicans attempting to rein in the president’s hawkish senior officials before potentially tens of thousands of U.S. troops are once again engaged in a bloody conflict in the Middle East. Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) have renewed a push for a 2018 bill that would prohibit the U.S. from using funds for a war against Iran without first getting congressional approval. On Tuesday, Sen. tweeted. The United States abruptly ordered all its non-emergency staff to leave Iraq on Wednesday, and in the last week, American warships and bombers deployed to the Persian Gulf, the U.S. blamed Iran that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan presented plans to potentially …

Farmer Cuts Off Own Leg With Pocket Knife To Save His Life

The 63-year-old Nebraska grain farmer proved it recently when he cut off his left leg with a pocket knife in order to survive a tragic accident. inside a grain auger, a device designed to deposit grain in a bin, according to The KETV. “When it first happened, I remember thinking, ‘This ain’t good. This is not good at all.’”  So he decided drastic but necessary measures were in order. “I had my pocket knife in my pocket. I said, ‘The only way I’m getting out of here is to cut it off,’ so I just started sawing at it,” he told the station. ” Kaser then crawled home with his elbows so he could call for help. First responders soon arrived …

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey Signs Nations Strictest Abortion Bill

strictest abortion bill on Wednesday, making it a felony in the state for a doctor to perform an “To the bill’s many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God,” she said in The new law is set to become effective within six months of her signature, but it’s expected to face a host of legal challenges. Ivey acknowledged Wednesday that the bill may be “unenforceable” for the foreseeable future but said she hopes it will prompt the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that ruled states may not put an undue burden on women seeking an …

Senior Tories press May to abandon Brexit deal talks with Labour

PMs Brexit adviser reportedly heads to Brussels to break deadlock as PM told to reject any Labour deal involving customs union Theresa May is under intense pressure to abandon cross-party Brexit talks, after a group of senior Conservative figures, including leadership contenders Boris Johnson and Dominic Raab, issued a strongly worded warning against any deal that involved a customs union. Mays cabinet, and Jeremy Corbyns shadow cabinet, are both due to take stock of the talks on Tuesday, with neither side optimistic about the prospects for an agreement that could secure a majority in parliament. Meanwhile, the prime ministers Brexit negotiator, Olly Robbins, was said to be travelling to Brussels for talks with EU officials on sacked earlier this month …