Thursday June 8, 2017 5 Top Stories to Start Your Day

Thursday June 8, 2017 5 Top Stories to Start Your Day

1. Early Thursday, North Korea fired 4 anti-ship missiles into the sea east of the Korean Peninsula. This is the fourth missile launch that North Korea has made in the last month. North Korea has launched 16 missiles in 10 tests so far in 2017, and Thursday’s test was the fourth since new South Korean President Moon Jae-in took office in May. According to South Korea, were believed to be surface-to-ship cruise missiles. Roh Jae-cheon, a spokesman for South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staffs told reporters, “We assess that North Korea intended to show off its various missile capabilities, display its precise targeting capability, in the form of armed protests against ships in regard to US Navy carrier strike groups and joint naval drills.”

2. Wednesday, twin attacks on the Iranian Parliament and on Ayatollah Khomeini’s mausoleum in the capital, Tehran. President Trump issued a statement saying that those who sponsor terrorism “risk falling victim to the evil they promote.” The US state department though, earlier had condemned the attack, saying “the depravity of terrorism has no place in a peaceful civilized world”. ran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards accused Saudi Arabia and the US of being behind the attacks. “This terrorist action, coming one week after the meeting of the president of the United States with the leader of the one of the region’s reactionary governments (Saudi Arabia) shows they are involved in this savage action,” it said in a statement.

3. Wednesday, the prepared remarks that former Director of the FBI, James Comey, will testify to, before the Senate Intelligence Committee, were released. The statement confirmed the President’s statement that Comey did tell Trump on about 3 different occasions, that there was not a counter intelligence being conducted against President Trump personally. Comey did write that the President had asked him to drop the Michael Flynn investigation, that the President asked for loyalty, and even when told not to do so, the President continued to call Comey to ask about the investigation.

4. Thursday, voters will go to the polls in Great Britain to pick their Prime Minister. The fight comes down to the incumbent Theresa May of the Conservative Party and Jeremy Corbyn of the Labor Party. Today’s vote comes on the heels of two different terror attacks on the country, London and Manchester, and the question is will those events effect the race for Prime Minister. Polls show that May has a lead but as in the past year has shown, polls can be wrong. If May carries the country, it would also mean that her party would control the House of Commons.

5. According to a recent poll, President Donald Trump’s approval rating has sunk to a new low at 34%. The poll by Quinnipiac University shows that 34% of voters approve of Trump, while 57% disapprove, which is an increase in those who disapprove compared to previous survey on May 24. That poll found that the President had a 37% approval rating. The latest poll results are Trump’s lowest scores so far in April, he hovered around 35% approval, per Quinnipiac.


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