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Government set to eradicate mycoplasma bovis

Government set to eradicate mycoplasma bovis Mycoplasma bovis was first detected in New Zealand in July past year, and manifests in mastitis in cows, severe pneumonia, ear infections and other symptoms. According to local reports, since being discovered, 26,000 cows have been culled. The government has said that it will try to provide relief to the affected farmers in the form of compensation. [Full Article...]

U.S. to Impose 25% Tariff on Tech Goods From China - White House

U.S. to Impose 25% Tariff on Tech Goods From China - White House President Trump has raised the stakes again in his trade dispute with China by pledging to make good on a threat to impose $50 billion of tariffs on imports within weeks. Zarit said companies don't favor investment and export restrictions but want equal treatment "and this seems to be one of the ways to do that". The announcement raises the stakes for the third round of talks between the two ec... [Full Article...]

Syrian army ready for southern battle-pro-Assad commander

Syrian army ready for southern battle-pro-Assad commander At the moment, the control of the border area close to Jordan and Israel is shared between Syrian government forces and different militant groups. Washington warned Syria on Friday it would take " firm and appropriate measures " in response to any ceasefire violations. The comments underline a government plan to target the area near the borders with Jordan and Israel despite a US warning... [Full Article...]

Where is Melania Trump? First lady keeps low profile after hospital stay

Where is Melania Trump? First lady keeps low profile after hospital stay She was notably absent from the Memorial Day wreath-laying at Arlington Cemetery earlier this week. Has she left the White House and moved back to New York City, and is hiding out at the Trump Tower? The first lady addressed the speculation over her whereabouts in a tweet on Wednesday afternoon, stating , "I see the media is working overtime speculating where I am & what I'm doing". [Full Article...]

Nashville prepares for 3rd visit from President Trump amidst Blackburn fundraiser

Nashville prepares for 3rd visit from President Trump amidst Blackburn fundraiser President Trump is set to make his third trip to Nashville, Tennessee for a "Make America Great Again" rally. Speaking at a boisterous rally in Nashville, Mr. Ms. Blackburn has tethered herself tightly to Mr. Trump in her bid, a vital race for Republicans working to hold off Democratic attempts to seize the majority. [Full Article...]

Prominent Russian journalist who criticised Kremlin shot dead in Kiev

Prominent Russian journalist who criticised Kremlin shot dead in Kiev Babchenko was critical of Russia's annexation of Crimea and its operations in Syria, and was forced to flee Russian Federation in February 2017 because of threats to him and his family. While searching for a new country to live and work, in he visited Israel, which is the home of roughly one million Russian speakers, in 2017. Ukraine admitted that it had staged the fake assassination as p... [Full Article...]

'Assassinated' Anti-Putin Journalist Reappears, Announces Arrests in 'Murder'

'Assassinated' Anti-Putin Journalist Reappears, Announces Arrests in 'Murder' Babchenko appeared at a press conference broadcast on Ukrainian television today to break the news that his alleged murder had actually been staged, as a means of exposing Russian agents. Babchenko's murder was the fourth of a Kremlin critic in the Ukrainian capital in two years. Before ushering Babchenko into the room, Gritsak said investigators had identified a Ukrainian citizen who had been r... [Full Article...]

Louisiana televangelist seeks donations for $54M private jet

Louisiana televangelist seeks donations for $54M private jet According to the St. Charles Herald , Duplantis' home is a combined 35,000 square feet. His net worth has been estimated at $50 million . Duplantis runs a ministry and a church in Destrehan , Louisiana, outside New Orleans. A column at the conservative Christian site Faithwire.com criticized the fundraising effort. A Louisiana televangelist is asking for followers for donations to buy... [Full Article...]

Special counsel team's interest in Jeff Sessions' recusal has grown

Special counsel team's interest in Jeff Sessions' recusal has grown Judge Amy Berman Jackson said in an order Tuesday that she had privately reviewed the two affidavits in question and agreed with Mueller's team that they didn't have to reveal the un-redacted information to Manafort's lawyers. In the same interview on Fox , Gowdy said the Federal Bureau of Investigation acted properly when it used an informant to talk to Trump campaign officials about possible Ru... [Full Article...]

Wall Street falls on Italy worries; bank shares drop

Wall Street falls on Italy worries; bank shares drop Investors fear that repeat elections in the euro zone's third-largest economy - which could come as soon as July - may become a de-facto referendum on Italian membership of the currency bloc and the country's role in the European Union. at the start of the week". The euro fell against the Swiss franc, Japanese yen and US dollar, nearing $1.15 EUR= and touching its lowest point since July. [Full Article...]

Papua New Guinea to Ban Facebook for a Month Pending Investigation

Papua New Guinea to Ban Facebook for a Month Pending Investigation The work will form part of the enforcement of the country's Cyber Crime Act, passed in 2016. Basil said preventing access to Facebook in the country could reveal benefits to the population or lead to the conclusion that people are actually better off without it. [Full Article...]

Malaysia to scrap Kuala Lumpur - Singapore high-speed project

Malaysia to scrap Kuala Lumpur - Singapore high-speed project BN and its predecessor the Alliance Party had governed Malaysia for 61 years, but saw its hold on power abruptly come to an end when Malaysians voted in the new Pakatan Harapan federal government in the 14th general election. "There are other development plans for the area, but the HSR Terminus would have been the jewel in the crown of the area", said National University of Singapore transport lec... [Full Article...]

Defense official: Mortar fire on Israel stopped by extensive IDF strikes

Defense official: Mortar fire on Israel stopped by extensive IDF strikes In a follow up announcement, Israel's Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Yuval Steinitz, instructed the IEC not to put its employees in danger to fix the damage. The clashes came after hundreds of Palestinians have been killed by Israeli troops during weeks of protests on the Gaza border. "Israel has delivered a message that if the fire resumes, the attacks on Hamas and the other groups w... [Full Article...]

Two police officers and civilian killed in Belgium attack

Two police officers and civilian killed in Belgium attack The victims of the suspected terror attack in Belgium have been revealed as a 22-year-old man killed in front of his mother, a newly married police officer and a mother of twins. "We are following the situation with the security services and the crisis centre". He is believed to have then taken a woman hostage in a school as more police rushed to the attack in the centre of Belgium . [Full Article...]

Retired English teacher corrects letter from Trump's White House

Retired English teacher corrects letter from Trump's White House She picked up grammatical errors such as "nation" and "states" being incorrectly capitalised. The veteran teacher shared an image of the letter - covered with corrections she'd made in purple ink - on Facebook earlier this month. She also chose to do something about it, using a highlighter and pen to correct the letter and return it to the sender at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. [Full Article...]

Hawaii’s Kilauea eruption is shrouding distant islands in ‘vog’

Hawaii’s Kilauea eruption is shrouding distant islands in ‘vog’ Fast-moving lava on Hawaii's Big Island prompted officials to shut down a major roadway Tuesday, county authorities said. "We're going to have to say no, that's not safe". Kilauea in the USA state of Hawaii is one of the world's most active volcanoes and it has been very active in recent weeks. The gases generally smell like rotten eggs. [Full Article...]

Body Of Missing Man Found After Ellicott City, Md., Flood

Body Of Missing Man Found After Ellicott City, Md., Flood Hermond, wearing a White t-shirt and Black shorts, was pulled underneath the water after he helped rescue a woman and her cat during devastating flooding in Ellicott City on Sunday afternoon, The Baltimore Sun reported . It was the second time within two years that catastrophic flooding caused death in the historic town, located about 12 miles west of Baltimore. Residents gather by a bridge t... [Full Article...]

USA announces 25 per cent new tariffs on Chinese tech goods

USA announces 25 per cent new tariffs on Chinese tech goods While Trump expressed appreciation when Chinese President Xi Jinping seemed to respond with relenting on tariff threats , the White House made clear that it required "concrete actions" from China before relenting in USA moves toward tariffs. [Full Article...]

Top North Korean to meet Pompeo ahead of United States summit

Top North Korean to meet Pompeo ahead of United States summit Trump previously revealed on Twitter that his team of negotiators had already arrived in North Korea, apparently led by Sung Kim, the US ambassador to the Philippines who has prior experience negotiating with North Korea. But he was granted special permission for official travel to the United States, said State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee San... [Full Article...]

Iran nuclear deal 'in intensive care' as signatories meet in Vienna

Iran nuclear deal 'in intensive care' as signatories meet in Vienna PETER KENYON, BYLINE: Vienna is once again home to nuclear diplomacy, this time in a last-ditch effort to save the nuclear agreement from splintering under the weight of President Trump's announcement that unless Iran meets a dozen conditions , American sanctions will once again hit the Iranian economy. [Full Article...]


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