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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...]

United States warships conduct freedom-of-navigation exercise in South China Sea

United States warships conduct freedom-of-navigation exercise in South China Sea They carried out maneuvering-operations near Tree, Triton and Woody islands. "The U.S. has seriously violated China's sovereignty, undermined strategic mutual trust, and undermined peace and security in the South China Sea", Wu added. If anyone gets the natural resources in the Western Philippines Sea, South China Sea, he will go to war. China earlier this month landed bomber aircraft capabl... [Full Article...]

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich 'granted Israeli citizenship'

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich 'granted Israeli citizenship' Abramovich, who is Jewish, was able to exercise his right under Israel's Law of Return to obtain Israeli citizenship. As a new citizen, "Abramovich is exempt from taxes in Israel on income earned overseas for ten years, and need not declare the sources of that income for the same period", the Times of Israel says. [Full Article...]

SC anchor, photographer killed covering Alberto as storm makes landfall

SC anchor, photographer killed covering Alberto as storm makes landfall Highway Patrol said the WYFF news vehicle was traveling south on Highway 176 when a tree fell and hit the vehicle. Mike McCormick , a news anchor and reporter, had worked at the station since 2007. ET advisory that Subtropical Storm Alberto had top sustained winds of 45 miles per hour, and made landfall near Laguna Beach in the Florida panhandle. [Full Article...]

U.S. team enters North Korea to prepare for summit

U.S. team enters North Korea to prepare for summit In a message on Twitter, Trump said: "Our United States team has arrived in North Korea to make arrangements for the Summit between Kim Jong Un and myself". On the Korean Peninsula, a surprise meeting between Mr. Kim and President Moon Jae-in of South Korea also produced some progress toward a meeting. [Full Article...]

Besides lava and ash, Hawaii volcano is pumping out 'vog'

Besides lava and ash, Hawaii volcano is pumping out 'vog' A auto passes as lava from a Kilauea volcano fissure illuminates the night sky, after midnight on Hawaii's Big Island, on May 27, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii. Lava flows that overran part of the Puna geothermal power plant ceased overnight after covering two wells earlier in the evening, Hawaii County reported this morning. [Full Article...]

Lava flow enters Hawaii geothermal plant property

Lava flow enters Hawaii geothermal plant property The volcano produces methane when hot lava buries and burns plants and trees. The remarkable footage was taken May 22 in the vicinity of the Puna Geothermal Venture, a plant that brings steam to the surface by way of several underground wells. [Full Article...]

Flooding Slams Ellicott City, Baltimore Region; Water Rescues Reported

Flooding Slams Ellicott City, Baltimore Region; Water Rescues Reported Some buildings had just finished final renovations from the 2016 flood when they were again gutted by floodwaters. Two people were found dead after that Saturday night deluge, which Kittleman said at the time left the worst damage in at least 50 years and perhaps the worst in the town's history. [Full Article...]

Italy's president summons PM-designate, but doubts remain on key minister

Italy's president summons PM-designate, but doubts remain on key minister According to Zampetti, the premier-designate handed over his mandate to President Sergio Mattarella saying he was unable to fulfill it and form a government. Mattarella had previously warned that if a political government failed to take shape, he would be forced to appoint a non-political premier to guide the country to fresh elections before year's end. [Full Article...]


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