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World US vetoes UN resolution on Palestine
Author: 0 US vetoes UN resolution on Palestine

The United States was the only country that voted in favour of the draft resolution in the Security Council. Since March 30, at least 118 Palestinian demonstrators have been martyred and thousands more injured by Israeli army gunfire near the Gaza-Israel security fence.

World Iran-backed forces withdraw from Southern Syria
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Assad said Thursday. After regaining control of Syria's two largest cities - Aleppo and Damascus - Assad this spring set his sights on areas in the country that remain outside his control and in rebel hands. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu met in Moscow with his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman, while President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the Syrian file in a phone call.

Author: 0 Forget China: US jumps headlong into trade war with allies

Trudeau said he had been ready to go to Washington to finalize reworking the agreement, but Pence said a meeting would only happen if the "sunset" provision was agreed to beforehand, The Post reported. The Australian Stock Exchange is bracing for a soft start to June as the global economy grapples with a new trade war after the United States announced it will go through with tariffs on aluminium and steel imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union .

Author: 0 North Koreans to meet Trump, deliver letter from leader

Kim, making the visit to hand deliver a letter from Kim Jong Un, spoke with Trump for over an hour and a half in the Oval Office. Kim Yong Chol was the most senior North Korean official to visit the United States since 2000. To change his mind, analysts say, Mr. Kim must be persuaded of a few things: that the country, and Mr. Kim himself, will be safe without nuclear weapons; that it can control the terms of economic engagement so it strengthens rather than weakens the regime; and that Mr.

World Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz detailed plans in chilling videos
Author: 0 Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz detailed plans in chilling videos

Yet it appears the warnings all went unheeded, and Cruz was able to march into the school on Valentine's Day and open fire, killing 17 students and staff and wounding 17 others. "From there I am going to go into, onto college campus, stroll up the steps, unload my luggage and get my AR and shoot folks down on the man, what's it?" "All the child at school will run in concern and hide".

World False accusations about immigration fly between opponents - 5/29/2018 11:43:51 PM
Author: 0 False accusations about immigration fly between opponents - 5/29/2018 11:43:51 PM

The Trump administration is preparing to renew its push for an $18 billion border wall plan that would also tighten asylum procedures and overhaul other laws Trump officials say are encouraging illegal behavior. In half of those cases, the adult sponsor was one of the child's parents, and another 40 percent were close adult relatives. According to the Bipartisan Policy Center , prior to the Trump administration, "family units were hardly ever detained, but rather processed and released with ...

World Anti-Putin journalist's 'murder' turns out to be staged
Author: 0 Anti-Putin journalist's 'murder' turns out to be staged

Ukraine yesterday was under fire after it admitted staging the murder of anti-Kremlin journalist Arkady Babchenko , despite relief in Russian Federation and Ukraine that he was alive. After that, he ended up in a morgue. He said he had initial doubts about whether the threat against him was real, but went along with the fake death scheme because he feared for his life.

Author: 0 Visa says it is suffering service disruption in Europe

AIB said it is aware of intermittent issues with AIB cards and is working to resolve the matter. Our goal is to ensure all Visa cards work reliably 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Consumers in Britain, Ireland and other European countries reported having card payments declined. "This is an industry wide issue which is being investigated as a matter of urgency and we apologise for any inconvenience ".

Author: 0 United States set to veto United Nations resolution on protecting Palestinians

An exchange of fire on Tuesday night started with a barrage of rocket and mortars into Israel from Gaza, prompting Israel to respond with strikes on 65 militant sites in Gaza. "It is resolutions like this one that undermine the U.N.'s credibility in dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict", she said shortly before the vote.

World Pacific Command gets new leader - and new name
Author: 0 Pacific Command gets new leader - and new name

Observing that relationships with Pacific and Indian Ocean allies and partners have proven critical to maintaining regional stability, Mattis said the United States stands by its partners and support their sovereign decisions, because all nations, large and small, are essential to the region if they are to sustain stability in ocean areas critical to global peace.

World NUS, NTU rise in world university rankings, Education News & Top Stories
Author: 0 NUS, NTU rise in world university rankings, Education News & Top Stories

The highest ranked British institution is Cambridge, which has retained its fourth place. In addition, another seven Chinese universities appeared on the league table's top 100 schools. The US continues to dominate the table in 2018, with Harvard University taking the top spot for the eighth consecutive year, and 43 other US institutions making the top 100.

World Trump heightens pressure on China on tariffs
Author: 0 Trump heightens pressure on China on tariffs

By June 15, Washington will release a list of some $50-billion worth of Chinese goods that will be subject to a 25% tariff, the White House said in a statement . "One is that what we're having with China is a trade dispute, plain and simple". US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is scheduled to travel to China this week for another round of discussions.

World UN concerned over arrest of Saudi women’s rights activists
Author: 0 UN concerned over arrest of Saudi women’s rights activists

Latifa Al Shaalan, said that the anti-harassment draft-bill " is a very important addition to the history of regulations in the Kingdom ". Those convicted would face fines up to Dhs293,000. "We call on the authorities to release all human rights activists immediately". Among those still detained are Loujain al-Hathloul, Eman al-Nafjan, Aziza al-Yousef, Mohammed al-Rabea, and Ibrahim al-Modaimeegh.

Author: 0 Trump slams Canada on Twitter, suggests replacing NAFTA with separate deals

Trudeau invoked decades of battles fought alongside the USA and defending North American airspace as proof that the US tariffs based on a national security investigation are "unacceptable" and "punitive". The White House announced on Thursday that it would be ending the temporary exemptions to the steel and aluminum tariffs for the European Union , Canada, and Mexico.

World Top North Korean official meets Trump at White House
Author: 0 Top North Korean official meets Trump at White House

Mr Trump said after an Oval Office meeting with North Korea's Kim Yong-chol that he would be making a mistake not to go forward with the on-again, off-again nuclear summit in Singapore. "How much?" he said. He also said that North Korea "wanted to do denuclearisation", although the North did not confirm this. Despite Kim's apparent eagerness for a summit with Mr Trump, there are lingering doubts about whether he will fully relinquish his nuclear weapons, which he may see as his only ...

World Denmark Just Became the Latest European Country to Ban Burqas And Niqabs
Author: 0 Denmark Just Became the Latest European Country to Ban Burqas And Niqabs

The law, popularly known as the " burqa ban ", is seen as being directed at the dress worn by some Muslim women. People will only be allowed to cover their faces for a "recognisable purpose" when the law comes into force. Telling women how to dress doesn't liberate them - it denies them the right to make their own choices. For those in favor of a ban, it didn't really matter that there is a tiny number of women wearing the Islamic face veil.

World On yer bike! Deadline for unemployed millennial ordered out of parents' home
Author: 0 On yer bike! Deadline for unemployed millennial ordered out of parents' home

Michael Rotondo became a well-known name in May after his parents asked a court to help them evict him, after he ignored multiple letters asking him to leave, including offering him US$1,100 to help find an apartment. During his vehicle trouble, he told reporters he said goodbye "more or less" to his parents before jumping into his rumbling station wagon. It ended in court, where on May 22 a judge ruled Rotondo had to move out and would not be given a six-month extension.

Author: 0 Visa Card Payment Systems Go Down Across Europe

Visa have confirmed there is a "service disruption". This has left some customers unable to use their cards to make payments for goods and services in shops and at tills. One Twitter user called Sandra Foy tweeted Paymentsense asking "are we going to be compensated for the loss of money?". "It is a Visa credit and debit card issue that is affecting us intermittently".

World White House won't say why Trump hasn't fired Sessions
Author: 0 White House won't say why Trump hasn't fired Sessions

Trump's legal team has expressed interest in seeing classified information about the origins of the FBI investigation to prepare the president for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller , who is leading the federal investigation into possible ties between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation.

World North Korea nuclear talks get underway
Author: 0 North Korea nuclear talks get underway

At a time when the United States and North Korean leaders are preparing for a diplomatic summit , for the first time in history, one of the major concerns for the U.S. Along with Pompeo and Kim Yong Chol were Andrew Kim, a senior Central Intelligence Agency official and North Korea expert, and an unnamed North Korean aide.

World Avenatti Withdraws Request to Represent Stormy Daniels in Cohen Case
Author: 0 Avenatti Withdraws Request to Represent Stormy Daniels in Cohen Case

Avenatti has", Ryan said . More: Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's biz partner pleads guilty; will he flip on Cohen? During an interview on "Fox & Friends" late last month, Trump seemed to suggest that the investigation into Cohen appeared to focus more on Cohen's business dealings than on his work as an attorney.

World Trump revises Comey firing, Giuliani blasts ‘lynching mob’
Author: 0 Trump revises Comey firing, Giuliani blasts ‘lynching mob’

The president has said at least twice that Comey's firing in May 2017 was related to the FBI's investigation into whether Trump's campaign associates coordinated with Russian Federation in an effort to sway the 2016 election. But I said to myself I might even lengthen out the investigation. "So, you got a group there, a lynching mob, so let them do their job and, boy, we're ready to knock the heck out of you with our report , which will be authoritative", Giuliani said.

World Media Watchdog Slams Babchenko Operation as 'Pathetic Stunt'
Author: 0 Media Watchdog Slams Babchenko Operation as 'Pathetic Stunt'

A statement from the Ukrainian embassy in London said "the perpetrator of a crime" had been arrested and that Ukraine will "bring organisers to justice". Mr Babchenko was in favour of the uprising in Kiev that ousted a Moscow-backed regime in 2014. Vasily Gritsak, head of the Ukrainian Security Service, told a news conference on Wednesday the agency faked Babchenko's death to catch those who were trying to kill him.

World Top North Korean official heads to US for pre-summit talks
Author: 0 Top North Korean official heads to US for pre-summit talks

Ms. Glaser says she was "baffled" by Trump's "poker player" reference to Xi, and to the implication many took from it that the U.S. was blaming China for North Korea's hardening stance on nuclear negotiations. summit must be held. Trump thinks "ongoing discussions are going very well", Sanders said. There had been speculation that Kim, who greeted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Pyongyang this month, would be traveling to the United States amid frenzied talks aimed at salvaging ...

World 2 dead in North Carolina after home they were in collapses
Author: 0 2 dead in North Carolina after home they were in collapses

The remnants of Alberto will bring rain showers and thunderstorms to north central Wisconsin today. Residents living below Lake Tahoma were ordered to leave after the dam was inspected by an engineer. According to McDowell County Emergency Management , an engineer at the dam recommended a "Level 1 Emergency" around 1 a.m. McDowell County authorities issued the evacuation order saying the dam was in "imminent failure".

World Trump’s visa restrictions aimed at Chinese STEM students to start in June
Author: 0 Trump’s visa restrictions aimed at Chinese STEM students to start in June

On Tuesday, the White House announced that on June 15, it would provide details of the Chinese products affected by the new tariffs, which would come into effect "soon". The news follows trade hearings held in Washington earlier this month on the proposed USA tariffs, which have divided opinion between the United States textile industry on the one side, and U.S.

World Five Star, League Reach Deal to Form Government in Italy After All
Author: 0 Five Star, League Reach Deal to Form Government in Italy After All

The newly chosen minister Giovanni Tria is in favour of Italy's continued membership of the eurozone . For those who haven't been following the extraordinary events roiling Italian politics, here's a quick recap: On March 4, the two biggest vote-getters in Italy's national elections were a left-populist party known as the Five Star Movement and a center-right coalition led by the right-populist League party.

World Indian-American boy wins National Spelling Bee title
Author: 0 Indian-American boy wins National Spelling Bee title

Rohan, who was the spelling bee champion at Dewitt Perry Middle School in Carrollton, qualified for the national bee for the first time this year. The wining word was "koinonia". In previous rounds she had correctly spelled words including catachresis and phthisis. Aisha was one of eight spellers left at the start of the 11th round and ended up tied for seventh place.

World New Report: Iran's Influence in Syria Far Broader Than Commonly Understood
Author: 0 New Report: Iran's Influence in Syria Far Broader Than Commonly Understood

Iraq is no exception, and Syria is no exception. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said his government won't accept Iranian presence anywhere in Syria. He, however, noted that there were only "Iranian officers who work with the Syrian Army as help". The United States helped Jordan support the Syrian rebels in the south, a program that President TrumpDonald John TrumpKoch brothers company tweets support for Kim Kardashian after Trump meeting Romney reveals he wrote in wife's ...

World Donald Trump says, Mueller team will meddle in midterm polls
Author: 0 Donald Trump says, Mueller team will meddle in midterm polls

His lawyer, meanwhile, blasted federal investigators as "a lynching mob" the Trump team will "knock the heck out of" in the end. Mueller is leading the probe into whether Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election with the help from Trump campaign aides.

World Donald Trump to Pardon Conservative Filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza
Author: 0 Donald Trump to Pardon Conservative Filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza

Who is Dinesh D'Souza? "He was treated very unfairly by our government!" the president declared on Twitter. D'Souza was convicted of making an illegal campaign contribution of $20,000 (£15,000) in 2014 to a NY politician. His star in this vein rose to new heights during the Obama administration, which he cast in his political work as a diabolical anti-colonialist engine created to cripple the United States.

World Giuliani says Trump won't fire Jeff Sessions before Mueller probe ends
Author: 0 Giuliani says Trump won't fire Jeff Sessions before Mueller probe ends

The Times reported Wednesday that Trump's push for Sessions to reverse his recusal has become a focus of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe. When asked whether Trump would fire Mueller if the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director does not file his report by September, Giuliani said that likely will not happen.

World Police release body camera footage of violent beach arrest
Author: 0 Police release body camera footage of violent beach arrest

According to the statement, Weinman was charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, aggravated assault by spitting at a police officer, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, obstruction and with being a minor in possession of alcohol.

World How Tommy Robinson's Misunderstanding Of The Law Gained Him A Global Following
Author: 0 How Tommy Robinson's Misunderstanding Of The Law Gained Him A Global Following

Addressing Robinson, who sat in the dock during the hearing, Judge Marson said: "I am not sure you appreciate the potential outcome of what you have done". Marson said that Robinson had compounded his crime by encouraging people to share his footage of the defendants. Video of the protests in the United Kingdom have been widely shared across social media, as has footage of supporters holding smaller sympathy protests in Australia, Tel Aviv and Germany.

World Over 50 Taliban leaders killed in U.S. operation
Author: 0 Over 50 Taliban leaders killed in U.S. operation

Both the ISIS affiliate and the Taliban have launched several attacks in Kabul in recent months, killing hundreds of people. One police was killed and five others were wounded in the attack, the AP reported. Another four police and eight civilians, including two children, were wounded in the attack early Wednesday, said Shah Poor Ahmadzai, spokesman for the provincial police chief.

World Louis Attorney Says Her Office Has Resolved Criminal Charges Against Greitens
Author: 0 Louis Attorney Says Her Office Has Resolved Criminal Charges Against Greitens

Greitens always had his eyes on higher public office, made painfully obvious by his overzealous dark-money fundraising and his reservation of a presidential campaign website well before he had won the gubernatorial election. 17, 2017. Parson, who will serve the remainder of Greitens' term through January 2020, pledged to carry out his new duties "with honor and integrity".

World Italy Prime Minister Designate Struggles To Form Government
Author: 0 Italy Prime Minister Designate Struggles To Form Government

Italy has searched for a government since inconclusive elections in March. The president vetoed their pick for economy minister, fierce eurosceptic Paolo Savona , throwing the eurozone's 3rd largest economy into a fresh crisis. During the financial crisis in 2011, when global markets turned on Italy, President Giorgio Napolitano supported a move to oust Silvio Berlusconi and replace him with former European Commissioner Mario Monti.

World High-level North Korean official arrives for talks in NY
Author: 0 High-level North Korean official arrives for talks in NY

Abe is expected to reiterate his request that Trump bring up the issue of North Korea's abductions of Japanese citizens during his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un . Trump's declaration was preceded by North Korea cancelling ministerial-level negotiations with the South and also expressing doubts about the Singapore summit in light of the South Korean-US Max Thunder military drills that were held from May 11 until May 25, criticized as provocation by Pyongyang.

World U.S. man returns home after 2 years in Venezuela prison
Author: 0 U.S. man returns home after 2 years in Venezuela prison

Mr. Hatch also thanked Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, a Republican and chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, who met with Mr. In a statement , he added that "the United States stands steadfast in support of the Venezuelan people and their efforts to return to democracy".

World Hero In Indiana School Shooting Speaks
Author: 0 Hero In Indiana School Shooting Speaks

Seaman , who has been a teacher and football coach at the middle school for four years, immediately ran at the gunman and tackled him to the ground, according to seventh-grader Ethan Stonebraker, who was in the classroom at the time. "I can't say enough how proud of Ella I am and how we all should be", Seaman continued. "He's very courageous, he's a hero", Ethan, 13, told ABC News Friday.

World Alberto Could Bring $1 Billion in Losses to U.S. Gulf Coast
Author: 0 Alberto Could Bring $1 Billion in Losses to U.S. Gulf Coast

It is the first named storm of the season, with 21 other names still to be used, including Beryl, Ernesto, Kirk, Nadine and Rafael. WYFF-TV of Greenville, South Carolina, said news anchor Mike McCormick and photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer were killed.

World North Korea's High-Seas Fuel Smuggling Continues
Author: 0 North Korea's High-Seas Fuel Smuggling Continues

The former spy chief has travelled to America to meet with Mike Pompeo ahead of the potential meeting between the leaders of the two countries next month. A US official said negotiations about the summit's agenda have so far been slow going, and the two fundamental issues, the definition of North Korean denuclearization and whether both sides would take actions at the same time or separately, remained unsettled.

World Trump ready for China trade war revenge: trade director Peter Navarro
Author: 0 Trump ready for China trade war revenge: trade director Peter Navarro

The trade spat between the top two economies of the world began last month with Trump imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports into US. Also on Tuesday, a White House official said the US government plans to shorten the length of visas issued to some Chinese citizens as part of a strategy to prevent intellectual property theft by USA rivals.

World Unseen for weeks, Melania Trump tweets she's 'feeling great'
Author: 0 Unseen for weeks, Melania Trump tweets she's 'feeling great'

Last summer, as she was preparing to leave her home in Trump Tower to move to the White House , Melania was also out of public eye for more than two weeks. Some have also put forth conspiracy theories about the first lady's health and why she's not been seen, including that she's moved back to NY. Soon, users on Twitter were speculating that she may have undergone a more complicated cosmetic surgery under the guise of an emergency.

Author: 0 Kremlin critic briefly arrested in Madrid on Russian warrant, then released

Browder has since led an worldwide campaign to impose additional sanctions against Russian officials and he's been widely credited for the creation of the Magnitsky Act in the United States. Spanish authorities later released Browder, the principal champion of what later became the Magnitsky Act, a 2012 USA law enacting wide-ranging sanctions on Russian officials believed to be implicated in corruption.

World Russian journalist fatally shot in Ukrainian capital
Author: 0 Russian journalist fatally shot in Ukrainian capital

But in a stunning development, he appeared alongside Ukrainian security officials in a news conference broadcast live on Ukrainian television. The head of Ukraine's security services, Vasyl Hrytsak, said at the press conference that the "murder" had been staged to expose Russian agents.

World Giuliani Admits ‘Spygate’ Is PR in Anticipation of Impeachment
Author: 0 Giuliani Admits ‘Spygate’ Is PR in Anticipation of Impeachment

You can't - if there is collusion with a guy 50 rungs down on the campaign - not that I'm saying it happened, but, if it did, I don't know - I don't know what that means. "What we have to do is go to court and seek protection from the court, if we have to do that". Whether Trump will agree to be interviewed remains uncertain.

World Why is India so tolerant of Venezuelan and Iranian tyranny?
Author: 0 Why is India so tolerant of Venezuelan and Iranian tyranny?

According to the state-run news agency, the Islamic Republic is holding high-stakes meetings with key USA allies to help avoid the recently re-imposed American sanctions; saying Iran is "improving relations with other countries" to bypass the new economic restrictions.