Obama's nominee for Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff calls Russia the top strategic threat to America and proposes arming the Ukrainian Coup Junta with Heavy Weapons ~ link ~ link ~ It appears that General Dunford is being placed in the top US Armed Forces position in order to take us into the Third World War!!! Stirling
During the course of his confirmation hearing before the Senate to become the next Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. stated that Russia poses "the greatest threat" to US national security, adding that it would be "reasonable" for the US to supply Ukraine with heavy weapons, AP reports.
Nigel Farage, MEP: The EU has failed; PM Tsipas, take back your democracy - video ~ link ~ Many Members of the European Parliament are speaking out against what is happening to Greece and to the EU's role in this. Stirling
Last week, Tsipras said that the only way to make Greek debt sustainable is to cut it by 30 percent and introduce a 20-year grace period. Now, Tsipras admits that Greece is on the verge of bankruptcy and needs debt relief to survive, and is seeking solidarity from EU.
Iran asks Russia to 'bless' nuclear deal as Obama says 'chances are less than 50/50 ~ link ~
Iran insists the final document of the P5+1 negotiation in Vienna must be announced in the presence of the Russian foreign minister. Meanwhile the US president reassures colleagues he “wouldn’t agree to something he thought was weak or unenforceable.”
UN announces a Humanitarian Ceasefire in Yemen from Friday until the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan ~ link ~
More than 3,000 people have been killed since a Saudi-led coalition began an air campaign in March to drive back Houthi rebels and restore the government. Aid agencies say a blockade on Yemen means it is facing a humanitarian disaster. Ramadan is expected to end on 17 July.
UK commuters face travel disruptions due to tube and train strikes ~ link ~
London Underground (LU) contacted the conciliation service Acas to set up fresh talks after workers began a 24-hour walkout at 18:30 BST on Wednesday. The strike over pay and night services is causing travel misery for millions.
Separately, a strike by First Great Western staff is disrupting travel between London, the west and Wales.
Princess Charlotte christening - Official photos released ~ link ~ link
Pacific islanders insist that Amelia Earhart was taken prisoner by Japanese ~ link
Drone Photography Contest: Stunning photos ~ link ~ WOW