Six In The Morning Thursday 30 May 2019


Don’t say we didn’t warn you:’ Chinese state media issues ominous warning to US

Updated 0611 GMT (1411 HKT) May 30, 2019

As Beijing threatens the United States with the possibility of a rare earths export ban amid rising trade tensions, Chinese state media has sent an ominously worded warning to Washington: “Don’t say we didn’t warn you.”

The People’s Daily, the newspaper of the ruling Communist Party, used the loaded phrase in a commentary on Wednesday, in which it said that China would “never accept” the US’ suppression of Chinese development.

Revealed: women’s fertility app is funded by anti-abortion campaigners

The Femm app has users in the US, EU and Africa and sows doubt over the safety of birth control, a Guardian investigation has found

A popular women’s health and fertility app sows doubt about birth control, features claims from medical advisers who are not licensed to practice in the US, and is funded and led by anti-abortion, anti-gay Catholic campaigners, a Guardian investigation has found.

The Femm app, which collects personal information about sex and menstruation from users, has been downloaded more than 400,000 times since its launch in 2015, according to developers. It has users in the US, the EU, Africa and Latin America, its operating company claims.

Budapest boat crash: Seven dead after tourist vessel capsizes and sinks on Danube river

Flooding and strong currents in Danube river impede rescue efforts

Samuel Osborne @SamuelOsborne93

At least seven people have died after a sightseeing boat with South Korean tourists on board capsized on the Danube river in BudapestHungary.

The boat was carrying 33 passengers and two crew members when it collided with another vessel and sank on Wednesday night.

The South Korean Foreign Ministry said the tourists in the deadly collision weren’t wearing life jackets.

Israeli parliament votes to hold new election in September

Israeli lawmakers have voted in favor of dissolving parliament following Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s failure to form a coalition government. The move comes after weeks of difficult negotiations.

Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, has voted to dissolve itself, sending the country to an unprecedented second snap election this year after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was unable to establish a majority coalition by a midnight deadline.

Parliament voted 74-45 in favor of dissolving itself and setting elections for September 17.

Questioned by French intelligence, ‘Le Monde’ journalist refuses to reveal sources

French intelligence on Wednesday questioned a Le Monde journalist who broke the story that became a scandal involving a security aide to President Emmanuel Macron, the latest reporter to be questioned by French authorities.

France’s domestic intelligence service on Wednesday questioned a journalist who broke the story of a scandal that shook President Emmanuel Macron, the latest in a growing number of reporters to be quizzed in a trend that has disturbed press freedom activists.

Ariane Chemin, who works for the daily Le Monde, said she was questioned by the General Directorate for Internal Security (DGSI) for some 45 minutes in the presence of her lawyer after being summoned last week.

Footage of Kawasaki knife attack recorded by school bus dashcam

Footage of a recent mass stabbing attack in Kawasaki that left a schoolgirl and a man dead and more than a dozen others injured has been recovered from a school bus dashcam, police said Thursday.

The video shows the assailant, Ryuichi Iwasaki, 51, approaching a group of Caritas Elementary School students from behind as they waited for their school bus. It also captured the attack and its aftermath, the police said.

Iwasaki, who later died of self-inflicted wounds to his neck, wielded two 30-centimeter-long knives in the assault that occurred Tuesday in the city near Tokyo.