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Author: 0 Moon urges North Korea, US to communicate ahead of Singapore summit

U.S. President Donald Trump look on as he welcomes South Korea's President Moon Jae-In in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 22, 2018. A statement from North Korea's state news agency KCNA said Kim expressed "his fixed will" on the possibility of meeting Mr Trump as previously planned.

World United States officials travel to North Korea to prepare for summit despite uncertainty
Author: 0 United States officials travel to North Korea to prepare for summit despite uncertainty

He saw denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula as the objective of a dialogue between the U.S. and North Korea , of which the summit between the two leaders would be the beginning. Kim and Trump's initial decision to meet followed months of war threats and insults between the leaders over the program. "What Kim is unclear about is that he has concerns about whether his country can surely trust the United States over its promise to end hostile relations (with North Korea) and provide a ...

World Meetings on potential North Korea summit going 'very well'
Author: 0 Meetings on potential North Korea summit going 'very well'

He praised Kim Jong-un for taking the initiative to talk, and, comparing the latest meeting to one between friends, he said that's how it should be. The Kim-Moon meeting followed a whirlwind 24 hours that saw Trump cancel the highly anticipated June 12 meeting before saying it's potentially back on.

World Abortion referendum: Ireland on brink of history as ‘No’ campaign concedes defeat
Author: 0 Abortion referendum: Ireland on brink of history as ‘No’ campaign concedes defeat

We're inspired by the men and women of Ireland who stood up to reaffirm every woman's right to make decisions about her own body and control her own destiny and to create a country that shares their values. The group said on its website that the referendum was a "tragedy of historic proportions," but McGuirk said the vote must still be respected. "Today I believe we have voted for the next generation", he said.

World Family grateful for Utah man's 'miracle' Venezuela release
Author: 0 Family grateful for Utah man's 'miracle' Venezuela release

Until Trump's tweet on Saturday, the US had stopped short of publicly calling Holt a "hostage". Venezuelan authorities arrested Holt in June 2016 while he was in Venezuela for his wedding, and he has been held without trial at the Helicoide, the headquarters of the intelligence agency Sebin, where inmates revolted earlier this month.

World Harvey Weinstein Pleads Not Guilty to Rape in NY
Author: 0 Harvey Weinstein Pleads Not Guilty to Rape in NY

Weinstein is being charged with a plethora of charges involving rape, sexual misconduct , sexual abuse and criminal sex act seven months after women began to come forward with stories alleging misconduct by the famed Hollywood producer .

Author: 0 Republicans Invite Trump Lawyer to Super Secret Meeting

Republicans have frequently pointed to the dossier as proof that the FBI investigation into Trump's campaign began with political motivations, as the Fusion GPS investigation was funded by lawyers for the DNC and the Clinton campaign. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court had issued a warrant to spy on Page in October 2016, renewing it three times . "And: "'Trump should be happy that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was SPYING on his campaign'" No, James Clapper , I am not happy.

World White House still a go on planning trip for North Korea summit
Author: 0 White House still a go on planning trip for North Korea summit

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said there was "possibly some good news" on the summit, while White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters: "If the meeting takes place on June 12, we will be ready". The comments came just a day after Trump cited Pyongyang's "open hostility" in canceling the meeting . When asked if that was a threat, Pence said it was " more of a fact".

World NOAA forecasters expect 5-9 hurricanes this season
Author: 0 NOAA forecasters expect 5-9 hurricanes this season

The 2018 hurricane season in the Atlantic, which officially kicks off June 1, is expected to be of average to above-average in intensity, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Organization's annual hurricane forecast released Thursday.

World Yulia Skripal: ‘I hope to return home to my country’
Author: 0 Yulia Skripal: ‘I hope to return home to my country’

In an exclusive interview with Reuters , speaking from a secret location in London , Yulia appeared on camera for the first time since the attack. He was exchanged in 2010 as part of a spy swap and settled in the UK. His regular trips to Europe were approved by MI6, the paper said. Moscow has repeatedly denied any involvement in the poisoning and accused the British intelligence agencies of staging the attack to stoke anti-Russian hysteria.

Author: 0 Trump to Spare Chinese Telecom ZTE from Collapse

The fine would come on top of the roughly $1 billion ZTE has already paid for selling equipment to North Korea and Iran in violation of USA sanctions. "Having somebody inside the company to observe what's going on would be very valuable". The agreement on ZTE comes a week before US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is scheduled to travel to Beijing to continue trade talks, which appeared to show progress after a Chinese delegation visited Washington last week.

World Macron and Putin to discuss Iran nuclear deal, Syria
Author: 0 Macron and Putin to discuss Iran nuclear deal, Syria

The official says the North also reneged on a pledge to allow global inspectors to monitor the supposed demolition of its nuclear test site Thursday. Moscow's hopes for better ties with Washington under Trump have fizzled amid investigations into alleged collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation.

World US warns Syria of 'firm, appropriate' response to Assad ceasefire violation
Author: 0 US warns Syria of 'firm, appropriate' response to Assad ceasefire violation

Daraa's location on the border of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights makes any operation there highly sensitive. A Syrian military airport came under a "hostile missile attack" Thursday evening, Syria's state news agency SANA said. The US demand for an Iranian pullout likely centers on that being a major Israeli goal in Syria. A Syrian regime soldier walks past the rubble of damaged buildings in Al Hajar Al Aswad, Syria May 21, 2018.

World Desert Locust Alert: Tropical Cyclone Mekunu (23 May)
Author: 0 Desert Locust Alert: Tropical Cyclone Mekunu (23 May)

Strong winds knocked over street lights and tore away roofing. Socotra has broadly been spared the fighting, however areas such as south Yemen, where the cyclone is due to hit next, have been affected by starvation and cholera in what the United Nations calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

World Allinson's hopes for Ireland referendum
Author: 0 Allinson's hopes for Ireland referendum

Members of parliament for Labour, the Green party, Social Democrats and Solidarity-People Before Profit support both repeal and access to abortion up until 12 weeks into a pregnancy. They are doing so without medical supervision, under fear of 14 years in jail. The British government said in June 2017 it will fund abortions in England for women arriving from Northern Ireland .

Author: 0 Russian oligarch met with Michael Cohen at Trump Tower during transition

Russian businessman Viktor Vekselberg , pictured here at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, met with Trump attorney Michael Cohen in Trump Tower shortly before the January 2017 inauguration of President Trump . The report also reveals more details about payments to Cohen from American companies. Intrater was also questioned, the sources said. Video footage from C-SPAN, which kept a camera feed in the lobby during the transition process, showed Vekselberg and Intrater ...

World Taiwan scrambles jets to intercept Chinese bombers
Author: 0 Taiwan scrambles jets to intercept Chinese bombers

China has blocked Taiwan's participation in worldwide meetings such as the World Health Assembly and has pressured multinational companies ranging from fashion brands to airlines to describe Taiwan as part of China. The Civil Aviation Administration of China declined to provide immediate comment when reached by phone. Beijing and Taipei have each refused to diplomatically recognize any nation that recognizes the other, and each side has offered generous aid in the past to attract allies ...

World Exit polls in Ireland predict win for repealing abortion ban
Author: 0 Exit polls in Ireland predict win for repealing abortion ban

If the yes vote succeeds, the Irish Government will be able draft legislation on abortions , and is expected to allow unrestricted terminations for up to 12 weeks into a pregnancy. More than 3 .2 million people have already registered to weigh in on the historic referendum, which raises the possibility of rolling back some of the strictest abortion laws in the Western world.

World MH17: Prosecutors point finger of blame at Russian Federation
Author: 0 MH17: Prosecutors point finger of blame at Russian Federation

Flight MH17 with 298 people on board, two-thirds of them Dutch, was hit by a Russian-made missile over territory in eastern Ukraine held by pro-Russian separatists. The Russian foreign ministry later said "it is clear that these gratuitous accusations are an attempt to discredit our nation in the eyes of the global community".

World Suspected Indiana Middle School Shooter Tackled by Hero Science Teacher
Author: 0 Suspected Indiana Middle School Shooter Tackled by Hero Science Teacher

He was shot three times and is now hospitalized. "If it weren't for him, more of us would have been injured for sure", said seventh-grader Ethan Stonebraker, according to the Associated Press . Two days before the Texas shooting, a student opened fire on a school resource officer at Dixon High School in IL, just outside an auditorium where graduation practice was being held.

World USA reached deal to keep Chinese telecom ZTE in business: congressional aide
Author: 0 USA reached deal to keep Chinese telecom ZTE in business: congressional aide

Trump rejected the initial offer and provided a tough counteroffer. ZTE looked to be in dire straits when it ceased its business in the USA earlier this month after a Department of Commerce order banned US partners from selling components to the company in response to it flouting trade bans in Iran and North Korea.

World Iran Demands Oil, Bank Guarantees From The EU By End-May
Author: 0 Iran Demands Oil, Bank Guarantees From The EU By End-May

He said that in theory the deal could survive without the USA, but acknowledged "in practice I'm not sure". It will instead kick off intensive rounds of "shuttle diplomacy" in the weeks before US sanctions resume, according to Geranmayeh, who regularly consults with European Union government officials and said that Chinese and Russian finance will be required to fill the void left by the world's biggest economy.

World Kilauea eruptions claim first lava-related injury victim
Author: 0 Kilauea eruptions claim first lava-related injury victim

On Friday afternoon, the flow ramped up. The victim lives on Noni Farms Road in Pahoa. "The flow is stalled about 250-300 yards (meters) from PGV", county spokeswoman Janet Snyder said in an email. The lava forced the closure of Pohoiki Road, cutting off at least 40 homes, the Hawaii County Civil Defense said. The USGS also released video of the same fissure spattering about 12 hours earlier.

World Vedanta sticks with plan to expand Indian smelter despite deadly protests
Author: 0 Vedanta sticks with plan to expand Indian smelter despite deadly protests

NEW DELHI-Police opened fire Tuesday on protesters demanding the closure of a south Indian copper plant, killing nine people, officials said . Almost all of the indirect employees will be rendered jobless as they earn their living from activities associated with the Tuticorin plan, such as supply, logistics, transport, and copper wire units.

World High turnout in Ireland as voters decide abortion referendum
Author: 0 High turnout in Ireland as voters decide abortion referendum

Many Irish residents living overseas have flown home to vote on both sides. "Hopefully, our day has come", she said, outside a polling station opposite Dublin's cathedral. In the years since, a series of high profile cases ignited debate. No social issue has divided Ireland's 4.8 million people as sharply as abortion, which was pushed up the political agenda by the death in 2012 of a 31-year-old Indian immigrant from a septic miscarriage after she was refused a termination.

World Parents sue deadbeat son to get out of their house
Author: 0 Parents sue deadbeat son to get out of their house

According to News 8 , the Rotondo parents say they've given their son Michael five notices over the past few months telling him to leave. The parents, living in NY, wrote another letter telling their son to find a job and even offered their son $1,110 (£841) to "find a place to stay".

World Man swings sledgehammer at vehicle and then attacks passenger
Author: 0 Man swings sledgehammer at vehicle and then attacks passenger

Philadelphia police are searching for an unknown man caught on surveillance camera violently hitting an SUV and its passenger with a sledgehammer. The SUV attempts to leave the lot, and the passenger in the vehicle falls out. The attacker then strikes him with the sledgehammer before he can escape. Police officials said they would certainly like to investigate this case but they can't make out the license plate numbers of the vehicles involved.

World Blue flames rising from ground at the eruption of Hawaii volcano
Author: 0 Blue flames rising from ground at the eruption of Hawaii volcano

The methane gas is produced when lava rolls over trees and other plant life, and burns it underground, giving off the gas. So far, more than 2,000 people have been evacuated from the area as almost two dozen fissures opened in the ground and lava slowly moved toward the sea.

World Russian military says had nothing to do with downing of flight MH17
Author: 0 Russian military says had nothing to do with downing of flight MH17

In September 2016, the JIT - which includes officials from the Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine - reached a similar conclusion in a preliminary report. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied any involvement in the downing of the airliner. The team called on the public, including friends and families of the members of Russia's 53rd brigade, to assist in their inquiries into the incident and come forward with details about the crew operating the missile system.

World Baby dies after being left in hot truck at East Nashville home
Author: 0 Baby dies after being left in hot truck at East Nashville home

The tragedy unraveled on a gravel driveway at a home in Tennessee, where a family's dark blue pickup truck sat, eerily, with a rear door still ajar and an empty auto seat lying beside it on the ground. The 1-year-old was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the Monroe Carrel Jr. She called 911 at 5:42 p.m.as she pulled into her driveway. Website noheatstroke.org found that between 1998 and 2018 25 children have died as a result of being left in a hot vehicle.

World 2 shot at Oklahoma restaurant; suspect dead
Author: 0 2 shot at Oklahoma restaurant; suspect dead

A man suffered a broken arm while trying to escape the shooting and police say a fourth victim suffered a minor injury, but it wasn't clear how the injury occurred. The gunman was killed in the vehicle park of Louie's On The Lake after the shooting which left four people injured. The motive for Thursday's shooting was not immediately known, but police said there was no immediate indication of a link to terrorism.

World Shots Fired at Indiana Middle School, Two in Critical Condition
Author: 0 Shots Fired at Indiana Middle School, Two in Critical Condition

The student has not yet been identified. But hospital officials said at least three people, including one adult, were being treated. A student and a teacher were injured in a shooting at a middle school in a suburb north of Indianapolis, and a student has been taken into custody in connection with the incident, police said.

World Top congressmen meet with intelligence officials about Federal Bureau of Investigation informant
Author: 0 Top congressmen meet with intelligence officials about Federal Bureau of Investigation informant

Republican leaders Speaker Paul D. Ryan, Reps. " Emmet Flood's presence and statement at the outset of both meetings today was completely inappropriate ... It was unclear what information would be shared during the briefing. Haines, who had previously served as deputy Central Intelligence Agency director under John Brennan , was charged by the White House in the summer of 2016 with overseeing the USA response to the Russian election attack.

World Seahawks' Doug Baldwin on President Trump: 'He's an idiot, plain and simple'
Author: 0 Seahawks' Doug Baldwin on President Trump: 'He's an idiot, plain and simple'

And I think that's one of the things that's really struck me is the more you sit down with our players and hear what they're about, what they are fighting for, it's really, really hard to disagree with them. "I don't think I ever referred to that", he said. That's what empathy is all about. "I hate that we have to go down this route, but it is what it is".

World Meghan’s coat of arms pays tribute to California roots
Author: 0 Meghan’s coat of arms pays tribute to California roots

Prince Harry's wife Meghan , the Duchess of Sussex , received a new tailor-made official coat of arms on Friday that pays homage to her Californian roots. The Supporter on the left, the lion, is also one of Prince Harry's Supporters on his coat of arms. According to the official statement, Meghan worked closely with the College of Arms throughout the design process to create a Coat of Arms that was both personal and representative.

World North Korea offer hope of talks after Trump cancellation
Author: 0 North Korea offer hope of talks after Trump cancellation

Meanwhile, North and South Korea are likely to want to continue improving relations, following last month's historic meeting at the border between Kim Jong Un and President Moon Jae-in. In a major tone shift, he not only left the door open to more talks, he virtually begged Trump to walk on through. North Korea says that, unlike Libya, it is a fully fledged nuclear state.

World Iran demands assurances after U.S. pullout from nuclear accord
Author: 0 Iran demands assurances after U.S. pullout from nuclear accord

Some Western companies have already quit Iran or said they may have to leave because of USA sanctions. "I think we have good reasons to think we will succeed, provided that, once again, all of us have relevant political will", said Mikhail Ulyanov, head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's arms control and non-proliferation department.

World German automakers concerned by USA tariff move
Author: 0 German automakers concerned by USA tariff move

America's capacity to churn out cars hasn't been "a meaningful driver of national security " for the us since World War II, Clayton Allen Height Capital Markets analyst said in a client note. Any imposed tariffs would nearly certainly stunt demand for those imported vehicles. Talks aimed at rewriting NAFTA have stalled between the U.S., Canada and Mexico, with the discussions at an impasse over rules for vehicle production.

World Jets Chairman Won't Discourage Players From National Anthem Protests
Author: 0 Jets Chairman Won't Discourage Players From National Anthem Protests

While the NFL has the most overt policy regarding anthem protocol, other leagues take a more passive approach. "This season, all league and team personnel shall stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem", he said. He tweeted "STILL NOT SICK OF #WINNING!" in response to an Associated Press post that read, "BREAKING: NFL owners approve policy allowing players to stay in locker room for national anthem, but they must stand if on field".

World Tesla cuts prices in China thanks to lower tariffs
Author: 0 Tesla cuts prices in China thanks to lower tariffs

As the administration continues to send mixed signals on the status of the negotiations, lawmakers are wasting no time preparing legislation to potentially check Trump's authority to lift sanctions on ZTE . Yet one thing is sure: To the extent that China reduces its tariffs on some US products and, in turn, America holds back on imposing tariffs on Chinese products, American and Chinese consumers will be the true winners of these negotiations.

World Mark Zuckerberg testifies before European Parliament
Author: 0 Mark Zuckerberg testifies before European Parliament

Mr Zuckerberg was speaking to European Parliament members in Brussels as he defended the world's largest social media platform. Up to 87 million people may have had data harvested by the app, which was then acquired by Cambridge Analytica , according to Facebook.

World Arizona women's golf beats Alabama to win national championship
Author: 0 Arizona women's golf beats Alabama to win national championship

The Wonder Boys saved their best round of the week for the final day of stroke play, posting 7-under 281 on Wednesday at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at The Shoals Fighting Joe Course in Muscle Shoals, Ala. Pagdanganan, who played for Gonzaga University in her first two years, rejuvenated Arizona's match-play hopes when she led the Wildcats in their upset win over the top-seeded UCLA via a thrilling comeback, after their playoff victory over Baylor.

World Football star Brandi Chastain's plaque panned because it looks nothing like her
Author: 0 Football star Brandi Chastain's plaque panned because it looks nothing like her

Chastain tried not to sound ungrateful, but even she couldn't help but acknowledge how ridiculous the plaque looks. But what everyone is talking about is the plaque she received that, to put it kindly, is unflattering. Ronaldo said he was "honoured" following the unveiling of the original bust last yearSocial media wasn't too kind on Chastain's plaque. "But it's the right thing to do".

World Ohio Memorial Day Weekend Traffic May Suck More Than Usual
Author: 0 Ohio Memorial Day Weekend Traffic May Suck More Than Usual

At $59, the average daily cost of a vehicle rental this Memorial Day Weekend is the lowest rate in the past four years and 11% cheaper than last year. Luckily the Texas economy is strong enough that officials with AAA anticipate the most Memorial Day weekend travelers since 2005. To accommodate travelers, MassDOT will shut down scheduled roadway construction activities at noon Friday.

World Cemeteries Asking For Volunteers To Set Out Flags For Memorial Day
Author: 0 Cemeteries Asking For Volunteers To Set Out Flags For Memorial Day

Monday , 11 a.m. - Ely Community Memorial Day Service at Rogers Grove Cemetery on Ivanhoe Road. The federal Holiday, observed on the fourth Monday in May, is a chance for the American people to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice and died while serving in the armed forces.

World Chicago's population drops third year in a row
Author: 0 Chicago's population drops third year in a row

Phoenix was next with 1.6 million, and Dallas gained 1.3 million. On the list of 15 cities nationwide with the most population growth, Dallas' increase of 18,935 people put it at No. Feel like packing up everything you own and moving to a big city? In fact, Chicago lags behind Los Angeles, the second-most-populous city, by more than a million residents.

World Battlefield V Won't Feature Paid DLCs Or Premium Passes
Author: 0 Battlefield V Won't Feature Paid DLCs Or Premium Passes

Naturally, that throwback includes bringing back classic Battlefield multiplayer modes like majority rule conquest, but there are tons of new features to drool over, too. In that you got a few expansions (usually four) for a discounted price, as well as a few other perks like regular battle packs and priority queuing for multiplayer servers.