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Huge cruise ship plows into tourist boat, dock in Venice

Huge cruise ship plows into tourist boat, dock in Venice The city recently announced it would be introducing a tourist tax from September this year, in a bid to reduce overcrowding. According to La Repubblica newspaper, the 274-meter (902-foot) long cruise ship crashed into the smaller Michelangelo tourist boat as it lost control before docking in San Basilio-Zattere terminal in the ancient lagoon city in Italy. [Full Article...]

Dutchman held by militants killed in Philippines

Dutchman held by militants killed in Philippines Horn and Swiss national Lorenzo Vinciguerra, both wildlife photographers involved in animal conservation, were abducted by Abu Sayyaf militants during an expedition together in the southern Philippines seven years ago. When government forces clashed with terrorists from the "Abu Sayyaf", a ideal example of a after a scuffle with the security guard managed to grab his machete and killed him. [Full Article...]

Pompeo comes to Europe with a tough Iran message

Pompeo comes to Europe with a tough Iran message Germany, among other European allies of Washington, is sceptical of the hardline USA approach to Iran and favours a 2015 agreement, from which Trump withdrew, on curbing Tehran's nuclear programme. A German envoy seeking to preserve the nuclear deal visited Iran last week. Pompeo earlier discussed Iran with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas , who told the USA diplomat that Germany had the "s... [Full Article...]

Brits among 8 climbers missing in Himalayas avalanche horror

Brits among 8 climbers missing in Himalayas avalanche horror The team, which includes seven mountaineers from the United Kingdom, the US and Australia besides a liaison officer from the Indian Institute of Mountaineering , left Munsiyari on May 13 to scale the 7,434-metre peak. Sydney woman Ruth McCance is among eight climbers missing in India's Himalayas after reports of a heavy avalanche on their proposed route. A spokesperson from Australia's ... [Full Article...]

Boeing CEO apologizes for 737 Max crashes

Boeing CEO apologizes for 737 Max crashes At an IATA meeting for 737 MAX operators in Montreal last week, airline members said they wanted regulators to cooperate closely on the decision for the plane's re-entry to service. He hoped that regulators could "align their timeframe" on when the aircraft would be back in the skies. According to Reuters, sources at ICAO, the United Nations aviation agency, believe the FAA will approve the ... [Full Article...]

Maleah Davis’s Stepfather Admits Dumping Body After Child ‘Died In An Accident’

Maleah Davis’s Stepfather Admits Dumping Body After Child ‘Died In An Accident’ Hempstead County officials confirmed that Houston authorities reached out to them for assistance in the search for Maleah Friday morning. He was engaged to Brittany Bowens , Maleah's mother, and was taking care of Maleah and his son when she went missing on May 4. [Full Article...]

Two Projectiles Launched Toward Northern Israel From Syria - IDF

Two Projectiles Launched Toward Northern Israel From Syria - IDF We are in constant contact with the army and all the security forces. The IDF reports that two rockets were launched at Israel from Syria towards Israel's Mount Hermon, at 8:46 PM, on Saturday night. Hezbollah, an Iran-backed Shia movement with a presence in Lebanon and Syria, is considered to be a threat to national security by the Israeli authorities. [Full Article...]

USA demands visa applicants to list all social media names

USA demands visa applicants to list all social media names The US State Department will now require almost all applicants for US visas to submit their social media usernames, as well as all of their previous email addresses and phone numbers. Reuters reported at the time of the 2018 filing that applicants would have to provide information about pages they created or used in the five years preceding the day they submitted their visa application. [Full Article...]

Huawei is too close to Chinese government: US defence chief

Huawei is too close to Chinese government: US defence chief The South China Sea dispute took a backseat at his speech at this year's dialogue, with the other troubled aspects of the U.S-China relationship such as trade and cybersecurity receiving more attention. He also rejected suggestions that the U.S.is in a "face-off" or trade war with China, and said economic negotiations with Beijing are ongoing and the Pentagon is building relations with the Chinese... [Full Article...]

China Targets FedEx in ‘Warning’ to U.S.

China Targets FedEx in ‘Warning’ to U.S. The minerals aren't called rare for nothing, and China is the largest supplier with around 35% of the world's reserves and responsible for 70% of the mining done in 2018. Several countries are also considering banning Huawei gear from 5G wireless networks, amid US lobbying that Huawei poses a security threat. Not to mention that China also needs Apple's business just as much as Apple needs China... [Full Article...]

North Korea's Gangster Kim Jong-un Executes Envoy to U.S. Summit

North Korea's Gangster Kim Jong-un Executes Envoy to U.S. Summit North Korea's senior negotiator with the United States has been executed by firing squad because of the failure of Kim Jong-un's last summit with President Trump, according to a South Korean newspaper. "We need to be cautious in reacting to this". "I will stick my neck out and say I think it has the ring of truth", he says. "I am still not sure I believe them, but they are getting awfully specif... [Full Article...]

Democrats slam McConnell's openness to potential 2020 Supreme Court nominee

Democrats slam McConnell's openness to potential 2020 Supreme Court nominee While speaking at a luncheon Tuesday, McConnell - the senior senator from Kentucky - was asked what the Senate would do if a vacancy in the Supreme Court opened up during the 2020 presidential election. The current situation involves the Senate and the White House being held by Republicans. Responding Wednesday to McConnell's remarks, Kentucky Democratic Party chairman Ben Self said it's no su... [Full Article...]

Israel to auction classrooms donated by European Union to Palestinian children

Israel to auction classrooms donated by European Union to Palestinian children Thousands of Iranians joined annual rallies in support of the Palestinian cause on Friday, rejecting a U.S. peace plan President Donald Trump has dubbed the "deal of the century". Palestinian leaders say they won't attend the summit in Bahrain. Baghdad has sought to calm rising tensions between its two main allies, fearing an outbreak of war would damage Iraq's fragile internal security. [Full Article...]

Group of 1,036 migrants entering U.S. illegally largest ever found

Group of 1,036 migrants entering U.S. illegally largest ever found Perez said in a statement. This spring, they often see that number in a single day, said Brian Hastings, the law-enforcement operations chief for the US Border Patrol. "Democrats need to stand by our incredible Border Patrol and finally fix the loopholes at our Border!" he wrote, with a video clip showing the asylum seekers crossing the border. [Full Article...]

US says N.Korea program violates UN resolutions, after Trump tweet

US says N.Korea program violates UN resolutions, after Trump tweet The Pentagon, however, on May 9 stated launches carried out by Pyongyang on that day consisted of multiple ballistic missiles tests. "If any object is launched, it is bound to fly in trajectory", the statement said. 'If you get caught and don't have bribes to pay, you could get executed, just like my relatives, ' she said. A person walks past a banner showing North Korean and U.S. [Full Article...]

Labour's Corbyn: Real danger of no-deal Brexit

Labour's Corbyn: Real danger of no-deal Brexit The party's approach to Brexit - dubbed "constructive ambiguity" - saw them get hammered at the ballot box during EU elections last week, losing half of their 20 seats in the European Parliament and finishing in third place behind the staunchly anti-Brexit Lib Dems and the newly-formed Brexit Party. [Full Article...]

Trump Tariffs Will Hurt Lower Income Americans Above All: Economists

Trump Tariffs Will Hurt Lower Income Americans Above All: Economists They have been hurt the most by escalating rhetoric and tariffs in the USA trade war with China. "I can tell you, China very much wants to make a deal", he said. Now, "he could have proof to go back to the people of China and say 'China did not make any concessions to the United States and got the same result as Mexico , '" Guajardo said. [Full Article...]

Alberta, Canada Smoke Near Me: Air Quality Maps & Forecasts

Alberta, Canada Smoke Near Me: Air Quality Maps & Forecasts Those most affected by wildfire smoke and air pollution are seniors, pregnant women, children, smokers, and people with heart and lung conditions. Stay inside if you have breathing difficulties. "The situation is constantly changing and there are no firm timelines". The biggest health risk comes from small particles in the smoke. However, Gustafson said it's hard to measure the long-term eff... [Full Article...]

Gas project critic Marape elected Papua New Guinea PM

Gas project critic Marape elected Papua New Guinea PM The former finance minister threatened foreign logging companies and vowed to "tweak" resource laws that underpin a recently inked $13 billion gas deal with Total and ExxonMobil. "Agreements and resources laws will be relooked at as a matter of priority", Philip Undialu, a lawmaker aligned with Marape, told Reuters by text from the Grand Papua Hotel where his supporters are based. [Full Article...]

'Huge' Alligator Breaks Into Woman's Clearwater Home

This 10-foot gator was having a marvelous time sitting in my kitchen". No alligators or humans were harmed during this surprising encounter, though the homeowner told WFLA the creature broke "four good bottles of wine". It was taken to a private location where authorities were determining whether it should be relocated to an alligator farm in Fort Meade, police said. [Full Article...]


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