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Judicial Reform Hits a Wall in Poland

Brussels has stepped up the pressure on several eastern members by taking legal action against Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic over a series of issues in recent weeks. Poland has been given a month to respond. Their anger was aimed among others at Donald Tusk - former Polish Prime Minister and now head of the European Council .


Jordan says to bar Israel envoy until shooting probed

Jordan says to bar Israel envoy until shooting probed

During the incident, the Jordanian worker was killed, but the landlord was injured as well. The shooting caused a political standoff as Jordanian authorities surrounded the Israeli embassy demanding to question the guard. But in a statement from the royal court, King Abdullah said Mr Netanyahu's behaviour towards the security guard had been "provocative on all fronts and enrages us, destabilises security and fuels extremism".


Anglers in disbelief as mako shark leaps onto boat; video

Anglers in disbelief as mako shark leaps onto boat; video

They then referenced the movie " Jaws " and joked that they were going to need a bigger boat. After becoming trapped, the shark's mouth becomes bloodied as it bites at the railing in an attempt to free itself. The mako measured 3.2 metres (10 feet) in length and weighed between 60-135 kilograms (132-298 lb). Earlier this week, veteran angler Al Quattrocchi posted a Facebook photo showing a larger mako shark launching high into the air after it had been hooked.


Dropping border adjustment plan limits tax-reform push

Dropping border adjustment plan limits tax-reform push

As Common Dreams reported earlier this month, the few concrete tax proposals put forth by the Trump administration thus far would give "astonishing" tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans while raising taxes on many middle class families.


New Space Station Crew Launches on Soyuz Rocket Today

New Space Station Crew Launches on Soyuz Rocket Today

In addition to Whitson, Bresnik will also join fellow NASA astronaut Jack Fischer on the ISS. The new expedition members include Russian cosmonaut Sergei Ryazanski, US astronaut Randolph Bresnik and Italian astronaut from the European Space Agency Paolo Nespoli.