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    Corbyn tells Glastonbury festival founder he will be PM within six months, plans to scrap Trident nuclear weapons

    26 Jun 2017, 5:14 pm
    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn allegedly told the founder of Glastonbury Festival, Michael Eavis, that he will become Britain's next prime minister within six months and that he will scrap the Trident nuclear weapons system "as soon as I can." Corbyn was invited to the world-famous music festival to introduce hip-hop duo Run the Jewels on the Pyramid Stage on Saturday afternoon. During a Q&A session at the Speakers Forum on Sunday, Eavis said: "Wasn't he [Jeremy Corbyn] fantastic? "I said to him when are you going to be prime minister? He said: 'In six months'."

    Former Archbishop of Canterbury resigns over church 'collusion' in sex abuse

    26 Jun 2017, 4:58 pm
    Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, has resigned from his last remaining formal role in the church after a report found he "colluded" with a disgraced pedophile bishop to prevent him from facing criminal charges. Justin Welby, the current Archbishop of Canterbury, last week asked Lord Carey to "carefully consider his position." On Monday, Lord Carey resigned from his current role as an honorary Assistant Bishop in the diocese of Oxford. A damning report by formal social worker Dame Moira Gibb, the result of an 18-month inquiry, found the Church of England failed to protect the victims of Peter Ball, who was jailed in 2015 for abusing 18 vulnerable men and boys over a 20-year period.

    Arizona heat wave - planes can't take off and plastic and paint are melting

    26 Jun 2017, 4:57 pm
    Arizona is no stranger to heat waves. But even by natives' own high standards, the past week has been scorching. The Guinness World Record for hottest temperature ever recorded is 134 degrees Fahrenheit. In Phoenix and Tempe, Arizona, it's touched 119 degrees and just barely gone below 90 at any point over the past week, according to the National Weather Service.

    Los Angeles: Number of homeless veterans continues to grow

    26 Jun 2017, 4:51 pm
    Kendrick Bailey is standing outside the tent he has pitched on a filthy sidewalk in downtown Los Angeles and points to the American flag he served proudly during the Vietnam War. "I didn't have education back then," says Bailey, recalling his time in combat. "So most of us shot guns. Sometimes you could see people get shot by guns. It was horrible." Bailey, who is in his sixties, is among an ever-growing population of veterans in Los Angeles who face challenges readjusting to civilian life and eventually become homeless. "I never had a job," he says, standing in the searing California sun on a recent day and struggling to explain his predicament. Though friends initially would offer their couch, he said he quickly overstayed his welcome and got sucked into the same vicious circle facing many veterans who struggle with PTSD, unemployment, alcoholism, family issues, and end up on the street.

    Russia has trust issues with the almighty US dollar

    26 Jun 2017, 4:47 pm
    The printing presses will be working as we approach 2018 to allow for operational continuity within the US financial system. Meanwhile, Russia will keep buying gold. Sometimes you just have to take a pause in the constant whirlwind of news, take a break from picking apart what you feel is 'fake vs; real' and in stepping back take in the bigger picture of any given topic. These past months have seen both China and Russia painted in villainous colors. Even respected professionals like Oliver Stone have been dissed by talking heads for his Putin interviews, even while some of his critics openly admit to not having watched the interviews... I for one think that is a step too far even for today's norms.