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Bolton says N. Korea missile tests violated UN resolutions

Bolton says N. Korea missile tests violated UN resolutions North Korea's tests earlier this month were the first launches since 2017 and are seen as a way to pressure the U.S.to compromise on its demands for North Korea to denuclearize. "They [North Korea] wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety and we couldn't do that.sometimes you have to walk, and this was just one of those times", Trump had said. [Full Article...]

U.S. arrests banker for Trump administration job bribe

U.S. arrests banker for Trump administration job bribe Chicago banker Stephen Calk was charged with bribery on Thursday, the US Attorney's Office in the Southern District of NY announced in a statement . Calk, who lives in Chicago where The Federal Savings Bank is headquartered, was told by Magistrate Judge Debra Freeman to have no contact with bank employees except for his brother until prosecutors next week submit a list of individuals he can n... [Full Article...]

North Korea calls Biden 'fool of low IQ' over Kim criticism

North Korea calls Biden 'fool of low IQ' over Kim criticism North Korea's U.N. Ambassador Kim Song held a rare news conference at the United Nations in NY to demand the immediate return of the ship, which the United States said earlier this month it had seized over accusations it was used for coal shipments in violation of USA and U.N. [Full Article...]

Trump Calls Tillerson ‘Dumb As A Rock’ After Closed-Door Testimony Revealed

Trump Calls Tillerson ‘Dumb As A Rock’ After Closed-Door Testimony Revealed Although no details regarding the topics of discussion were available, The Daily Beast reported that Tillerson's time working in the Trump administration , and "the frictions" he had with Jared Kushner - the president's son-in-law were on the agenda. [Full Article...]

Theresa May Admits Failure, Announces Resignation in Emotional Address

Theresa May Admits Failure, Announces Resignation in Emotional Address May shared her speech with millions as camera crews from around the world captured her dramatic resignation announcement in front of the iconic door to 10 Downing Street. Mr Rory Stewart said he would not serve under rival Boris Johnson because of his backing for a no-deal exit. The surprise is not that the prime minister has gone but that it took so long for it to happen. [Full Article...]

Facebook removes more than 3 billion fake accounts

Facebook removes more than 3 billion fake accounts In the first quarter of this year, Facebook reported that it had 2.3 billion monthly active users. This is up from an estimated three to four per cent in the previous six-month report. Facebook said the majority of these accounts were caught "within minutes of registration", before they became a part of the monthly active user (MAU) population. [Full Article...]

U.S. charges Julian Assange with violating the Espionage Act

U.S. charges Julian Assange with violating the Espionage Act It was a step debated but ultimately not taken by the Obama administration. "For the first time in the history of our country, the government has brought criminal charges against a publisher for the publication of truthful information", said Ben Wizner of the American Civil Liberties Union. [Full Article...]

Trump to invoke emergency to sell arms to Saudis, citing Iran threat

Trump to invoke emergency to sell arms to Saudis, citing Iran threat Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee , said the administration did not cite a specific legal or practical reason for using the loophole other than Iran. Earlier this year, Congress approved a resolution that would have ended United States involvement in the Saudi-UAE war in Yemen. Under current law Congress faces two fundamental obstacles t... [Full Article...]

China slams US 'lies' about Huawei-government ties

China slams US 'lies' about Huawei-government ties Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said U.S. politicians have spread rumors about Huawei without providing evidence. Trump, meanwhile, unveiled a new $16 billion aid package to help farmers hit by tariffs. There are no current plans for talks to occur before then. Earlier this month, the US and China's 90-day truce collapsed without a deal. Huawei ban raises brand profile Huawei ... [Full Article...]

Healthy Dog Euthanized To Be Buried With Owner As Dictated By Will

Healthy Dog Euthanized To Be Buried With Owner As Dictated By Will Personnel at the Chesterfield Animal Shelter, outside of Richmond , VA, tried desperately to talk the executor of the woman's estate out of euthanizing an otherwise healthy animal. "Ultimately, they came back in on March 22nd and redeemed the dog". Adorable Bear Comes Close to Skier in California, Could Be Euthanised for Being Too Friendly With Humans (Watch Video ). [Full Article...]

US blames Iran for Gulf tanker bombings, Iraq rocket attack

US blames Iran for Gulf tanker bombings, Iraq rocket attack The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the troop plans have not yet been formally announced. Following reports on Thursday that the Pentagon was preparing plans to deploy as many as 10,000 troops, Shanahan tried to tamp down the appearance that the department was on a war footing, while acknowledging it may need more forces to protect its assets already in the region. [Full Article...]

Iranian FM Slams Trump as 'Terrorist', Vows Tehran Will 'See His End'

Iranian FM Slams Trump as 'Terrorist', Vows Tehran Will 'See His End' Maybe, all of it is a part of the psychological warfare launched by the United States to have a new set of leadership in Tehran . They discussed a host of issues, including bilateral relations between Pakistan and Iran during the meeting. [Full Article...]

‘Traffic jam’ on Everest as two more climbers die reaching summit

‘Traffic jam’ on Everest as two more climbers die reaching summit An Austrian climber died on the northern Tibet side of the mountain on Thursday, his expedition organiser said. American climber Donald Lynn Cash, 55, died Wednesday after fainting from high altitude sickness while descending the mountain. [Full Article...]

UK cross-party Brexit talks end without agreement

UK cross-party Brexit talks end without agreement May on May 17 informing her that the Brexit talks, which began on April 3, had "gone as far as they can" due to the instability of her government. May agreed on Thursday to set out a timetable for her departure in early June, after a fourth and final attempt to push her Brexit deal through parliament. [Full Article...]

Kenyan court upholds law making gay sex illegal

Kenyan court upholds law making gay sex illegal Aburili said that while rulings scrapping such laws around the world were "persuasive, they are not binding on this court". The petitioners argue that the State has no business regulating matters of intimacy; they told the judges that gay feelings are natural and that the State should not interfere with the private matters of two consenting adults. [Full Article...]

Theresa May's successor 'must break Brexit deadlock'

Theresa May's successor 'must break Brexit deadlock' The final candidates are put to a postal ballot of the wider Conservative Party membership, with the victor named the new leader. May's time as prime minister has come to a crashing end over the unrest among her own MPs triggered by the Brexit withdrawal plan which she had planned to announce today. [Full Article...]

'We're Exposing Everything': Donald Trump Cheers Declassification of Russia 'Hoax' Investigation

'We're Exposing Everything': Donald Trump Cheers Declassification of Russia 'Hoax' Investigation Trump also released a memo authorizing the attorney general to "declassify, downgrade, or direct the declassification or downgrading of information or intelligence" in regard to actions taken leading up to and during the Russian Federation probe. [Full Article...]

Man Who Abducted Girl, Killed Her Parents to be Sentenced

Man Who Abducted Girl, Killed Her Parents to be Sentenced He thought that he could own me, but he was wrong. Jayme wrote that Patterson "thought he could make (her) like him but he was wrong". Patterson was sentenced to life in prison without release on each homicide count and 25 years in prison on the kidnapping count. [Full Article...]

U.S. shutters large migrant facility in Texas amid flu outbreak

U.S. shutters large migrant facility in Texas amid flu outbreak At a nearby facility to the Central Processing Center where a suspected flu outbreak has prompted officials to stop processing, migrants look out from a makeshift encampment at the U.S. "CBP is committed to the health, safety and humane treatment of those in our custody", said CBP Acting Commissioner John Sanders. Judd called the "five too many" deaths "not acceptable". [Full Article...]

Episode 914: Trump And Deutsche, A Long Affair : Planet Money

Episode 914: Trump And Deutsche, A Long Affair : Planet Money House of Representatives committees last month. The proceeding comes amid the president's ongoing battle against congressional oversight, in which he has reportedly vowed to fight "all of the subpoenas". Ramos' decision is another legal rejection of Trump's stonewalling tactics meant to stymie Congressional investigations of his businesses. The mounting probes reached a fever pitch on Wednesda... [Full Article...]


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