Daily News Roundup 6/26

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Supreme Court Largely Revives Trump’s Travel Ban, Will Hear Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court largely revived President Donald Trump’s travel ban and said the justices will hear arguments in the fall.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-26/supreme-court-partially-revives-travel-ban-will-hear-appeal

Theresa May and DUP reach £1bn deal to prop up minority government

The DUP has agreed a deal to support the minority Conservative government following two weeks of negotiations.
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/theresa-may-dup-reach-1bn-deal-support-minority-government-1627822

London anti-brutality protesters set street fires, clash with police over man’s death

Violent protests against police brutality have erupted in east London over the death of a 25-year-old black man who died from wounds allegedly sustained during his arrest by police. Six police officers were injured in the clashes with rioters.
https://www.rt.com/uk/394059-london-protesters-clash-police/

Italy agrees €5.2bn bailout plan for struggling Veneto banks

The Italian government has unveiled plans to bailout struggling Banca Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca to the tune of €5.2bn (£4.6bn, $5.8bn).
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/italy-agrees-5-2bn-bailout-plan-struggling-veneto-banks-1627788

Russians now see Stalin as greatest man in country’s history

An opinion poll shows that a majority of Russians think Soviet leader Josef Stalin was the “most outstanding person” in history.
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/russians-now-see-stalin-greatest-man-countrys-history-1627851

Australia to seek greater powers on encrypted messaging at ‘Five eyes’ meeting

Australia said on Sunday it will push for greater powers to tackle the use of encrypted messaging services used by terrorists and criminals at an upcoming meeting of ministers from the “Five Eyes” intelligence network.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-security-messaging-idUSKBN19G044

Former S. Korean President Park plotted to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was making plans to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, according to Japan’s Asahi Shimbun national newspaper.
https://www.rt.com/news/394082-south-korea-kim-assassination/

CIA director blames ‘Snowden worship phenomenon’ for rise in leaks of US secrets

The exploits of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has triggered a trend where a growing number of state and non-state actors are eager to leak top secret US documents to the media and the public in pursue of glory, money or “whatever,” the CIA director has said.
https://www.rt.com/usa/393979-pompeo-snowden-worship-leaks/

U.S. warship stayed on deadly collision course despite warning – container ship captain

A U.S. warship struck by a container vessel in Japanese waters failed to respond to warning signals or take evasive action before a collision that killed seven of its crew, according to a report of the incident by the Philippine cargo ship’s captain.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-navy-asia-exclusive-idUSKBN19H13C

Ohio sites hacked with IS message

A number of government websites in the US state of Ohio, including that of Governor John Kasich, have been hacked to display a pro-IS message.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40399425

Philando Castile death: Mother gets $3m over police shooting

The family of a black driver killed by a police officer during a traffic stop in Minnesota will receive $3m (£2.4m).
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40408004

Shkreli Made Big-Money Brag to FBI and Now Faces His Reckoning

In interview without lawyer, he may have bolstered U.S. case.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-26/shkreli-made-big-money-brag-to-fbi-and-now-faces-his-reckoning

OP/ED

How the Federal Reserve serves U.S. foreign intelligence

The Federal Reserve’s little-known role housing the assets of other central banks comes with a unique benefit to the United States: It serves as a source of foreign intelligence for Washington.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-fed-accounts-intelligence-specialrepo-idUSKBN19H198

‘Israeli attacks on Syrian forces embolden terrorists to draw more fire’

The decision by Israel to respond militarily every time there is spillover from fighting between Syria pro-government forces and the terrorists cannot lead to anything good, John Bosnitch, political commentator, told RT.
https://www.rt.com/op-edge/394097-syria-israel-golan-heights/

Philando Castile’s killers secretly tried to order Facebook to let them spy on Castile’s girlfriend

fter shooting Philando Castile dead during a traffic stop — a killing that was livestreamed on Facebook by Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds — the police obtained a secret warrant for Reynolds’s Facebook account, including her private messages and deleted messages, accompanied by a gag order that banned Facebook from every discussing the warrant’s existence.
http://boingboing.net/2017/06/25/spin-and-smear.html

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