US Fed like a ‘stubborn child’, says Trump (Guardian)

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference after a Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington, DC, on June 19, 2019. – Powell said Wednesday that many central bankers feel the case for a rate cut…

Tupac, Tom Petty estates among group suing Universal over fire (Guardian)

Estates of rapper Tupac Shakur and rocker Tom Petty are among a group seeking at least $100 million in damages from Universal Music Group after revelations that a 2008 fire allegedly torched precious master recordings. The class action lawsuit filed…

Trump claims military is ‘thrilled’ to participate in his July 4th celebration(BBC)

President Donald Trump claimed Tuesday that “the Pentagon and our great Military Leaders are thrilled” to be participating in his newly revamped Fourth of July celebrations in Washington, which will feature “incredible flyovers,” fireworks and a speech from the President. “Big 4th of July…

A Trump Policy Change Will Hurt Children Who Cross The Border Illegally (Buzzfeed)

Unaccompanied children who cross the US–Mexico border illegally will no longer have the right to apply for asylum under new changes instituted by the Trump administration, a shift in previous practice and a major restriction to how minors apply for…

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema Has Won Arizona’s Senate Race (Buzzfeed)

US Senator-elect Kyrsten Sinema speaks after being declared the winner Monday in Arizona’s Senate race. Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, the first openly bisexual person elected to Congress, has defeated Republican Martha McSally to win a US Senate race in Arizona, narrowly…

Callum Wilson, Wayne Rooney called up by England for USA game (BBC)

Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson has received his first senior international call-up for England’s games against the United States and Croatia. Former England captain and record goalscorer Wayne Rooney has been included for the US friendly only. Everton centre-back Michael Keane…

Shi’ites: US, CDHR condemn use of ‘maximum force’ (Vanguard)

The Committee for Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, have recently condemned the use of maximum force during the Shiite clash in Abuja. Reactions yesterday trailed the bloody clashes between members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, and security agencies,…

US using Saudi weakness over Khashoggi to push for end to Yemen War (CNN)

The United States is working to capitalize on what it regards as new leverage with Saudi Arabia to end the brutal civil war in Yemen and ease a regional standoff with Qatar, according to the multiple US and diplomatic officials.…

Lagos International Poetry Festival begins 4th edition with a bang! -Gabriella Opara

The fourth edition of the Lagos International Poetry Festival, otherwise known as LIPFest, began on Wednesday with guests from different countries. Some of these countries include; Senegal, Ghana, Germany, Uganda, United Kingdom, South Africa, USA, and of course, Nigeria. Themed…

Trump shocks with racist new ad days before midterms (CNN)

In the most racially charged national political ad in 30 years, President Donald Trump and the Republican Party accuse Democrats of plotting to help people they depict as Central American invaders overrun the nation with cop killers. The new web…

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