DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Protesters angered by Iran’s cratering economy confronted police in front of parliament on Monday, with security forces firing tear gas at them, according to online videos, the first such confrontation after similar demonstrations rocked the country at the start of the year.
The unplanned demonstration came a day after protests forced two major shopping centers for mobile phones and electronics to close in Tehran and after demonstrators earlier closed its Grand Bazaar.
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Store owners at Tehran’s Grand Bazaar closed their shops Monday morning, June 25, in protest to the dramatic rise in the rate of exchange of foreign currencies that have adversely affected the market and made prices unaffordable for buyers.
The move came one day after strike and protests broke out at Tehran’s cell phone market.
According to semi-official Fars news agency, traders in the bazaar staged a protest gathering in the traditional Grand Bazaar in downtown Tehran and “protested against recession, fluctuations in the rates of exchange for foreign currencies, declining demands and rising prices.”
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An explosion at an apartment building in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia has caused a number of injuries but all the residents escaped. The cause of the blast is not clear.
Nix the nuclear warheads, cue the doves.
The North Korean government is erasing much of its anti-U.S. propaganda following dictator Kim Jong-un’s forays onto the world stage.
Gone are the posters depicting the U.S. as a “rotten, diseased, pirate nation” and promising “merciless revenge” on American forces for an imagined attack on the totalitarian country.
In their place are cheery messages touting praising the prospects for Korean reunification and the declaration Kim signed in April with South Korean President Moon Jae-in promising “lasting peace,” according to reports.
Still the most isolated country in the world, very few North Koreans have access to news and information from the outside world. So state propaganda plays a huge role in shaping their views.
— Read on nypost.com/2018/06/23/north-korea-erasing-most-anti-us-propaganda/
Worldwide, Chinese men consume one-third of all cigarettes. With lung cancer rates soaring, the city’s health department has launched a Chinese-language antismoking campaign.
— Read on mobile.nytimes.com/2018/06/22/health/chinese-men-smoking.html
Jack Phillips told The Christian Post on Thursday that his bakery, Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, has seen three times more customers since his Supreme Court victory.
— Read on www.christianpost.com/news/jack-phillips-masterpiece-cakeshop-sees-3-times-more-customers-since-supreme-court-victory-225188/
LOS ANGELES, CA—After a long battle with cancer, local man Gary Trimble was given mere days to live earlier this week, prompting the man to reminisce to friends and family about his life and express his greatest regrets.
As his family gathered around him in his last moments, an emotional Trimble said that his most painful regret was not spending more time arguing on Facebook. While he also felt sorry for not getting in heated Twitter debates and dunking on his ideological foes with “savage” subtweets more often, his greatest regret was wasting his life doing productive things rather than trolling Facebook spoiling for a fight all day long.
— Read on babylonbee.com/news/man-on-deathbed-deeply-regrets-not-spending-more-time-arguing-on-facebook/
President Trump’s rally in Minnesota on Wednesday evening was instructive. Three things: Trump loves the American people; the people of the heartland love him; and he is the most plain-speaking, audacious, and comic president we have ever enjoyed. But the people of the left loathe him as they have never loathed any president before. The left hated Reagan and the Bushes, but because our popular culture has become so deviant, so obnoxious, leftists feel free to expose their inner demons of malignant animus toward everyone they consider unworthy. That would be Trump and the rest of us, the deplorables.
— Read on www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/06/the_lefts_descent_into_the_abyss_of_odium.html