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U.S. Vetoes U.N. Resolution on Gaza

Haley told the council the measure was "wildly inaccurate in its characterization of recent events in Gaza " by condemning Israel for the violence. China, France and Russian Federation were some of the countries that voted in favour of the Kuwaiti draft. [Full Article...]

Computer tampering charge dropped against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens

Computer tampering charge dropped against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Sen. Greitens was indicted in February on a felony invasion-of-privacy charge. Greitens' resignation comes just two weeks after a speech in which he recalled his grueling SEAL training and asserted he would never stop fighting. "I can not allow those forces to continue to cause pain and difficulty to the people that I love", the governor said. "There has been no witch hunt", Gardner said. [Full Article...]

Denmark bans Islamic full-face veil in public spaces

Denmark bans Islamic full-face veil in public spaces In Europe , veil bans are generally aimed at items of clothing which cover large portions of the face, including masks and certain helmets. Denmark is banning garments that cover the face, including Islamic veils such as the burqa or niqab . [Full Article...]

Trade war back on with China?

Trade war back on with China? They also come a day after Trump surprised analysts by announcing dates for his tariffs to go into effect, a move that appeared to nullify Mnuchin's positive take on the most recent round of talks, which ended on May 19. China says it is ready to retaliate possible measures by the United States to impose restrictions on investment by Chinese companies. Alongside this, it said it will conti... [Full Article...]

Top North Korean official expected to deliver letter to Trump in Washington

Top North Korean official expected to deliver letter to Trump in Washington Questions remain about what a deal on the North's nuclear weapons would look like though Trump said Friday he believed that Kim would agree to denuclearization. After meeting with Kim Yong Chol on Thursday morning in New York, Pompeo said the two sides made "real progress" but declined to discuss specifics. [Full Article...]

Ex-FBI official McCabe gives memo on Comey firing to Mueller

Ex-FBI official McCabe gives memo on Comey firing to Mueller Mr. Trump and his aides have given a number of conflicting reasons - sometimes within hours of each other or even in same interview - for why he fired Mr. McCabe maintains that Comey knew he disclosed information to the media. "They acted appropriately, these were not spies in the Trump campaign.' The president says the opposite - who's right?" "I've talked with Director Mueller about this... [Full Article...]

IISc Bangalore back in world top university list, Oxford drops few notches

IISc Bangalore back in world top university list, Oxford drops few notches 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. Meanwhile, Nanyang Technological University moved up from the 81-90 band to the 51-60 bracket. Hebrew U. shares the 91-100 list with the University of Colorado Boulder, USA; University of Copenhagen, Denmark: École Polytec... [Full Article...]

'Dead' Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko alive after Ukraine stages death

'Dead' Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko alive after Ukraine stages death Arkady Babchenko was shot dead at his home in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, after returning from buying bread, local police said late Tuesday. Here's how the story unfolded. But Russian journalists speaking to HuffPost UK have expressed doubts about the operation. Writing a year ago in The Guardian , Babchenko described how a Facebook post he had written about the Russian bombing of c... [Full Article...]

2 dead in North Carolina after home they were in collapses

2 dead in North Carolina after home they were in collapses People are asked to not travel unless escaping flood waters. He said only a few homes have been cut off by flooding, but the residents are safe. Sprayberry said state and rescue officials as well as structural collapse teams have been deployed in the area. [Full Article...]

And The Spelling Bee-Winning Word Was …

And The Spelling Bee-Winning Word Was … To even get to that point, the finalists had to survive almost five hours of onstage spelling that started Thursday morning. Reagan took second in the state contest, but she and Karrissa were invited to the national bee as part of a new Scripps Howard initiative created to "level the playing field, " Bee spokesperson Valerie Miller told USA Today . [Full Article...]

Trump muses about pardoning Martha Stewart and Rod Blagojevich

Trump muses about pardoning Martha Stewart and Rod Blagojevich He was found guilty of attempting to trade the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama for money or favors. "What is he supposed to do, not exercise his power because people might misinterpret it?" asked Rudy Giuliani , a pardon attorney in President Ronald Reagan's Justice Department and now Trump's lawyer in the Mueller probe. [Full Article...]

Trump shows optimism for North Korea summit. What changed?

Trump shows optimism for North Korea summit. What changed? Kim, vice chairman of the Korean Workers' Party central committee and a member of leader Kim Jong-un's inner circle, boarded an Air China flight bound for NY early Wednesday afternoon in Beijing . U.S. officials now expect the summit to go ahead, but they want North Korea to accept that nuclear disarmament be at the heart of the discussion - and warn that there can be no end to trade sanctions ... [Full Article...]

Mattis: US to continue 'freedom' operations in South China Sea:The Asahi Shimbun

Mattis: US to continue 'freedom' operations in South China Sea:The Asahi Shimbun Tensions in the hotly disputed region have risen amid reports of the Chinese military landing bombers on their artificial islands for the first time. However he mentioned it was unfair to single out China for its superior militarization within the South China Sea . He contrasted the U.S. Navy's FONOPs with opaque Chinese behavior. [Full Article...]

Israel satisfied with Russia’s stance on Iran’s military presence in Syria - ambassador

Israel satisfied with Russia’s stance on Iran’s military presence in Syria - ambassador The province had been the subject of a race between the Russian-backed Assad government forces and the SDF, each trying to outpace its rival. "This is our land, it's our right, and it's our duty to liberate it". Responding to U.S. President Donald Trump's description of him as "Animal Assad", the Syrian leader said: "What you say is what you are". "So, he wanted to represent what he is, and th... [Full Article...]

Fast lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano closes highway

Fast lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano closes highway As lava rushed past the property, a USGS crew that was flying the drone used the aircraft to lead rescue teams to the stranded man, who was safely evacuated. During the next three years, a series of lava fountains built a cone of cinder and lava spatter that was dubbed Puu Oo. High concentrations of volcanic gasses are still present in the Leialani Estates area, where fissures continue to crea... [Full Article...]

Mueller team will meddle in midterm polls

Mueller team will meddle in midterm polls One of President Donald Trump's personal attorneys " admitted " that the special counsel investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election had a "good case for obstruction" of justice against the president, according to a former Watergate attorney. [Full Article...]

Pompeii: New find shows man crushed trying to flee eruption

Pompeii: New find shows man crushed trying to flee eruption Collision with the stone, which weighs more than 600 pounds, evidently beheaded the ancient man. "Archeologists found the rock sticking out of the ground at an angle, with the remains of the man protruding and intact from the chest down", The Telegraph writes . [Full Article...]

Both sides preparing as if US-NKorea summit will happen

Both sides preparing as if US-NKorea summit will happen White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that since the letter, "the North Koreans have been engaging", with the U.S. Analysts believe the United States is trying to determine whether North Korea is willing to agree to sufficient steps toward getting rid of its nuclear weapons to allow a summit to take place. [Full Article...]

Trump administration announces new tariffs on EU, Canada and Mexico

Trump administration announces new tariffs on EU, Canada and Mexico Trudeau said the Trump move will hurt USA interests. "That (Welland) plant could be running, employing about 100 people, at good paying jobs using Canadian steel, but I can't compete with the dumped imports that come into Canada ", said Zekelman. [Full Article...]

Top North Korean official lands in USA for talks with Mike Pompeo

North Korean envoy Kim Yong Chol arrives at a hotel in NY, U.S., May 30, 2018 . As Kim and Pompeo were meeting in NY, other USA teams were meeting with North Korean officials in Singapore and in the heavily fortified Korean Demilitarized Zone. [Full Article...]


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