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White House wanted USS McCain 'hidden' from Trump

White House wanted USS McCain 'hidden' from Trump A May 15 email sent to U.S. Navy and Air Force Officials from a U.S. Indo-Pacific Command official said the "USS John McCain needs to be out of sight ", according to the WSJ . However, a tweet from the Navy Chief of Information, an account that has not tweeted in since January 2018, disputed the Journal's report, saying, "The name of USS John S. [Full Article...]

Boat sinks in Danube in Hungary with 34 people on board

Boat sinks in Danube in Hungary with 34 people on board Dozens of emergency vehicles were stationed downstream from the site of the accident overnight as police blocked off the Danube in central Budapest to ship traffic. The Danube's flooding and currents made rescue efforts extremely hard, a rescue diver told the state broadcaster, adding that the waters of the Danube were only about 10-12 degrees Celsius (50 to 54 Fahrenheit). [Full Article...]

Hillary Clinton bashes Facebook for 'sexist trash' video of Nancy Pelosi

Hillary Clinton bashes Facebook for 'sexist trash' video of Nancy Pelosi Speaker Pelosi spoke in her hometown about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's remarks today, President Trump, the new Congress and the 2020 election. She said Facebook is serving an accomplice and enabler of false information and Russian elections interference. [Full Article...]

Mueller to Make First Public Statement About Russia Probe

Mueller to Make First Public Statement About Russia Probe Mueller's statement largely echoed the central points of his 448-page report released last month with some redactions. "We did not however make a determination as to whether the president did commit a crime". Mueller's report did not exonerate Trump on obstruction of justice charges. Other Democratic presidential candidates who have called for impeachment are former Housing and Urban De... [Full Article...]

Tornado that devastated northeast Kansas rated EF-4

Tornado that devastated northeast Kansas rated EF-4 While the full extent of the damage remains unclear, photos and videos from affected areas show what has been described as "catastrophic" scenes. With tornado warnings as far east as New York City, a huge chunk of the U.S. Less than 30 minutes after the initial alert, the tornado warning in effect was upgraded to an "emergency". A tornado warning was issued for the Staten Island boroug... [Full Article...]

Man sets himself on fire on White House Ellipse, Secret Service says

Man sets himself on fire on White House Ellipse, Secret Service says The Elllipse is located south of the White House fence and north of Constitution Avenue and the National Mall. The incident occurred about 12:20 p.m. Park Police] in rendering first aid", the Secret Service said. The man - who was rushed to the hospital - has "life-threatening injuries", a Washington , D.C. [Full Article...]

India removed from U.S. currency watch list

India removed from U.S. currency watch list China only meets one of the criteria, but Treasury says it's on the list because of its large trade surplus with the US. The U.S. Treasury said that none of its major trading partners, including China, was manipulating its currency in a biennial report issued on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Trump says Roy Moore 'can't win' Senate race, warns of 'devastating' consequences

Trump says Roy Moore 'can't win' Senate race, warns of 'devastating' consequences But as Politico noted Tuesday, Moore's victorious opponent would be thrilled about the idea of the embattled judge running against him again. "I think the president is coming under pressure from people in Washington, scared that I will run for the Senate, scared I will win and know I can win", Moore said. [Full Article...]

Robert Mueller to make first public statement on Russian Federation probe

Robert Mueller to make first public statement on Russian Federation probe In a press advisory, the Justice Department said there will be a statement only, and Mueller will not take any questions. In his first public comments in the probe, Mueller said on Wednesday "it would be unfair" to potentially accuse someone of a crime when the person couldn't stand trial to defend himself. [Full Article...]

Malaysia loses its last male Sumatran rhino but there's still hope

Malaysia loses its last male Sumatran rhino but there's still hope Liew revealed that the cause of Tam's death was old age and multiple organ failure, but more details of its death will soon be revealed once the autopsy report is completed, reported Malay Mail . In Malaysia, Iman is now the last of her kind. However, Susie Ellis, executive director of the International Rhino Foundation, noted in a statement that attempts to trade gametes with Indonesian sanc... [Full Article...]

1 dead, 90 injured as tornadoes rip through OH and Indiana

1 dead, 90 injured as tornadoes rip through OH and Indiana The Memorial day tornadoes were followed Tuesday night by a vicious storm that tore through the Kansas City area, spawning more tornadoes that damaged homes and injured at least 12 people. In hard-hit Celina, site of the only OH fatality, Fire Chief Douglas Wolters cited alerts people received on their phones and extensive coverage by TV meteorologists ahead of the storm, giving residents a 10-m... [Full Article...]

Kushner in Mideast to drum up support for peace plan

Kushner in Mideast to drum up support for peace plan The former Israeli minister proposed to postpone the Bahrain conference until the USA announces its peace plan also known as " Deal of the Century ". The proposal, touted by Trump as the "deal of the century", is set to encourage investment in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip by Arab donor countries, before dealing with the major political issues at the heart of the conflict. [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson, would-be British PM, faces court questions about Brexit claims

Boris Johnson, would-be British PM, faces court questions about Brexit claims The unprecedented attempt to privately prosecute Johnson could be an embarrassment for the politician, who is the favorite to succeed Theresa May when she formally resigns as leader of the Conservatives and United Kingdom prime minister. [Full Article...]

Pakistani origin Sajid Javid enters race to replace Theresa May as PM

Pakistani origin Sajid Javid enters race to replace Theresa May as PM He says "first and foremost, we must deliver Brexit,"noting the Conservative Party's poor results in the European Parliament election, which was announced Sunday". Conservative Party leadership frontrunners, including former foreign minister Boris Johnson, have said they were ready for a so-called "no-deal Brexit", despite warnings that this may put Britain in economic peril. [Full Article...]

Australian 'Egg Boy' donates $93,000 to Christchurch victims

Australian 'Egg Boy' donates $93,000 to Christchurch victims Will Connolly , the Australian teenager who became known after he "egged" far-right Senator Fraser Anning at a news conference, will donate $70,000 to help victims of the Christchurch terror attack. A law firm volunteered to handle the case for free, though Mr Connolly was not charged. And now he's donating legal funds raised for him on GoFundMe to victims of the shooting. [Full Article...]

Last Missouri Abortion Clinic Could Shutter As State Withholds Permit Renewal

Last Missouri Abortion Clinic Could Shutter As State Withholds Permit Renewal Planned Parenthood officials said the state's health department is threatening not to renew the organization's license to offer abortions in St. Louis, now the only place in Missouri that provides the procedure. If it closes, the nearest clinics performing abortions are in a Kansas suburb of Kansas City and in Granite City, Illinois, just across the Mississippi River from St. [Full Article...]

Battle begins for top European Union jobs after centrists lose majority in parliament

Battle begins for top European Union jobs after centrists lose majority in parliament The new heads of EU institutions, most prominently president of the European Commission, should be chosen on merit rather than being appointed, as has happened in the past, as an outcome of political horsetrading. He has led the European People's Party since 2014, but the group suffered major losses at the polls. He reiterated that EU leaders would not automatically accept candidates put forward... [Full Article...]

China Might Use Rare Earth Minerals as Trump Card in Trade War

China Might Use Rare Earth Minerals as Trump Card in Trade War The NDRC official told Global Times China has long favored open trade and reliable supplies of rare earth products to the global market. China is the global leader of rare earths - minerals that are critical to the manufacture of consumer electronics, semiconductors and military equipment - accounting for 90 per cent of the world's rare earths production. [Full Article...]

French police arrest four over Lyon bomb blast

French police arrest four over Lyon bomb blast He had been the target of an extensive manhunt since Friday night when an explosive device filled with screws and ball bearings was placed in front of a bakery near the corner of two crowded pedestrian streets in the historic centre of Lyon . [Full Article...]

Taiwan uses highway for air force drill

Taiwan uses highway for air force drill China responded angrily on Monday as Taiwan confirmed the first meeting in more than four decades between senior USA and Taiwanese security officials. The meeting reportedly took place during Lee's May 13-21 visit to the US. "China is strongly dissatisfied with and resolutely opposed to it", Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said at a news briefing. [Full Article...]


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