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US Bill Targets Beijing Firms, Persons Pressing Claims in China Seas - Senators

US Bill Targets Beijing Firms, Persons Pressing Claims in China Seas - Senators The Chinese government's top diplomat, Wang Yi, said Wednesday that China's door would always be open to further trade talks with the United States, but added that Beijing would not accept any unequal agreements. With no resolution in sight, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Thursday announced a $16 billion aid program to help USA farmers hurt by the conflict, with some funds to be used to ope... [Full Article...]

Plan may send up to 10,000 troops to Mideast

Plan may send up to 10,000 troops to Mideast But it was not clear whether the White House would approve sending all or just some of the requested defensive forces, as well as additional Patriot missile batteries and more ships. "As a matter of long-standing policy, we are not going to discuss or speculate on potential future plans and requests for forces", Pentagon spokeswoman Rebecca Rebarich said on May 22. [Full Article...]

Hurricane season 2019 predictions: how bad will we get hit this year?

Hurricane season 2019 predictions: how bad will we get hit this year? The outlook calls for a 70% chance of above-normal tropical cyclone activity during the Central Pacific hurricane season this year. Earlier this year, AccuWeather released its own prediction calling for 12-14 storms, five to seven hurricanes and two to four major hurricanes. [Full Article...]

Alberta residents warned of wildfires south of High Level and near Edson

Alberta residents warned of wildfires south of High Level and near Edson Fire Information Officer, Kyla Fraser said it is important for the provinces to band together. There has been nearly no rain in the northern half of the province since the beginning of April, and warm temperatures and winds have made conditions ideal for fires. [Full Article...]

French widow sues Boeing for at least $276 mln over Ethiopian crash

French widow sues Boeing for at least $276 mln over Ethiopian crash Regulators around the world grounded the 737 Max in March after the plane was involved in deadly crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia. So the gathering in Fort Worth, Texas is expected to provide clues as to whether the aviation safety authorities will be willing to set aside any skepticism about the FAA, which has not yet given the green light for the 737 MAX to fly again. [Full Article...]

Trump unleashes: 'I don't do cover-ups'

Trump unleashes: 'I don't do cover-ups' Prominent Trump critic George Conway on Thursday posted a picture of President Trump's $35,000 check to his former lawyer Michael Cohen, along with a quote from Trump's Wednesday press conference: "I don't do cover-ups ". Pelosi said that Trump's behavior "in terms of his obstruction of justice", including ignoring congressional subpoenas "could be impeachment offenses". [Full Article...]

United States says Iran threats are 'on hold' after deploying bombers

United States says Iran threats are 'on hold' after deploying bombers Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said their objective over recent days has been to discourage Iran. "I favor talks and diplomacy but under current conditions, I do not accept it, as today situation is not suitable for talks", Rouhani said, according to the state's news agency IRNA. [Full Article...]

USA charges Julian Assange with violating the Espionage Act

Starting in late 2009, Assange is alleged to have solicited United States classified information, a call to which Manning is said to have responded. "The Department of Justice just declared war - not on Wikileaks , but on journalism itself", Snowden tweeted Thursday, adding "this is no longer about Julian Assange: This case will decide the future of media". [Full Article...]

State abortion bans spark protests at Supreme Court and nationwide

State abortion bans spark protests at Supreme Court and nationwide The ACLU and NARAL Pro-Choice America were two of the sponsors behind these events, and NARAL told USA Today that there were more than 450 marches scheduled for today alone. "We are seeing the same level of energy, possibly more, because some people didn't believe even with Justice Kavanaugh on the bench that Roe was threatened", Hogue said before the protests. [Full Article...]

Ben Carson mixed up the real estate term 'REO' with Oreo cookies

Ben Carson mixed up the real estate term 'REO' with Oreo cookies If a homeowner can not pay their mortgage, a lender may seize the property and try to sell it in a foreclosure auction. "Real estate...organization?" he guessed again when she explained it was an acronym. After the hearing, Porter tweeted out video of her exchange with Carson . Carson responded, "There is no question that its an important part". [Full Article...]

Iran leader slams his president, foreign minister over nuke deal handling

Iran leader slams his president, foreign minister over nuke deal handling A prominent reformist lawmaker in Iran has reportedly said the Islamic Republic "under no circumstance" will enter a war with the US, either directly or through proxy forces. The United Arab Emirates, meanwhile, alleged that four oil tankers were sabotaged off its coast, and Iranian-allied rebels in Yemen have launched drone attacks into Saudi Arabia . [Full Article...]

Protesters clash with Indonesian police after election loss

Protesters clash with Indonesian police after election loss He previously lost the last general election in 2014 to Widodo - an outcome that he also claimed was the result of election fraud and cheating. "I hereby decided and set the final KPU decision on results of elections on president and vice president, central parliament members, regional representatives members, provincial parliament members, regency/municipal parliament members in 2019 election... [Full Article...]

NY legislators OK congressional access to Trump tax returns

NY legislators OK congressional access to Trump tax returns According to the New York Times , the TRUST Act would allow the commissioner of the New York Department of Taxation and Finance to release Trump's tax returns "to the chairmen of the House Ways and Means Committee, the Senate Finance Committee, and the Joint Committee on Taxation for any 'specified and legitimate legislative goal'". [Full Article...]

Hope Hicks, Annie Donaldson subpoenaed by Jerrod Nadler, House Judiciary Committee

Hope Hicks, Annie Donaldson subpoenaed by Jerrod Nadler, House Judiciary Committee The showdown between Trump and the Democrats intensified after McGahn , heeding Trump's instructions, ignored a subpoena from the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee and did not show up to testify before the panel. Ranking member Rep. Doug Collins said that Democrats are "running over the norms of congressional oversight". On Monday, a federal judge sided with Democrats on the House ... [Full Article...]

Shoe firms urge end to US-China trade war

Shoe firms urge end to US-China trade war The company has also targeted worldwide sales growth in China as part of its strategic plan. Non-tariff barriers have also increased, with commercial imports into China being delayed or rejected completely. "While cotton and cotton textile products have not been subject to retaliatory tariffs in these key markets, this action represents one of the necessary and significant steps to create ... [Full Article...]

Texas, Oklahoma Prepare For Another Round Of Severe Weather

Texas, Oklahoma Prepare For Another Round Of Severe Weather Louis, the biggest city in its path. The Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center has outlined a heightened risk of severe thunderstorms in numerous areas already hit hard. Residents along the Cimarron River in Oklahoma are evacuating Wed., May 22, 2019 , due to flooding. And Tuesday and Wednesday promise little reprieve as the stops batter on as the central USA is being put on alert. [Full Article...]

Meghan Markle was 'messaging X Factor star' before she met Prince Harry

Meghan Markle was 'messaging X Factor star' before she met Prince Harry Piers Morgan has labelled Meghan Markle a "diva" and accused her of behaving like a reality TV star, following the release of her wedding pictures. The birth of the couple's baby earlier this month was also announced on Instagram . "Each of you made this day even more meaningful", the couple said in a joint message on their anniversary. [Full Article...]

Subtropical storm Andrea becomes first named storm of 2019 Atlantic Hurricane season

Subtropical storm Andrea becomes first named storm of 2019 Atlantic Hurricane season The forecast track has Andrea moving slowly northward Tuesday as a weak tropical storm . The early season hot weather is certainly a preview of things to come this summer but Tuesday we also got our first tropical storm of the season. On Monday, it moved to the north of the Bahamas as it gathered strength, prompting the NHC to send the aircraft to examine the storm. The 2019 Atlantic hurrican... [Full Article...]

With shelters at 'max' California border agents drop migrants at bus station

With shelters at 'max' California border agents drop migrants at bus station Bowen's mindset". The boy, whose name has not been released, was taken into custody after crossing the southern border in Texas' Rio Grande Valley on May 13, according to the agency. This marks the fifth time since December where a migrant child died while in U.S. custody. Another text about migrants who threw rocks at agents, causing one officer to fall and suffer a gash to his arm, calle... [Full Article...]

US Americans believe war with Iran is coming

US Americans believe war with Iran is coming Almost half - 49% - of all Americans disapprove of how Trump is handling relations with Iran , the poll found, with 31% saying they strongly disapprove. European and USA government sources believe Shia militias based in Yemen or Iraq carried out the attacks in Saudi Arabia and near the UAE, likely with Iran's encouragement. [Full Article...]


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