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Israel to auction classrooms donated by European Union to Palestinian children

Israel to auction classrooms donated by European Union to Palestinian children A a 50-year-old Israeli was in critical condition, while the second 18-year-old victim remains in moderate condition. Israeli police shot and killed 16-year-old Abdullah Ghaith near the West Bank city of Bethlehem, the Palestinian Health Ministry said, adding that another 21-year-old Palestinian was wounded by a live bullet to the stomach. [Full Article...]

Abbas: Trump administration peace proposal can 'go to hell'

Abbas: Trump administration peace proposal can 'go to hell' King Abdullah, who acts as custodian of Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem, has not committed to attend the conference. These sources told Asharq Al-Awsat that the Palestinians succeeded in garnering supportive Arab stances, especially from the Gulf States, including Bahrain , which will host a conference on June 25, during which the USA will explain the economic part of its plan. [Full Article...]

'Dangerous overcrowding' at US border station where migrants held

'Dangerous overcrowding' at US border station where migrants held The report by the DHS inspector general said the health and security of both migrants and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials is under threat by squeezing people into holding rooms designed for a fraction of their numbers. Perez said in a statement. "Democrats need to stand by our incredible Border Patrol and finally fix the loopholes at our Border!" he wrote, with a video clip show... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation helped me get elected

Russian Federation helped me get elected Mueller didn't take any questions but made it clear that he felt that it would have been beyond his constitutional authority to charge the president with a crime. "It was a crime that didn't exist", Trump tweeted. First, Rep. Justin Amash of MI, a conservative Republican held a town hall meeting in his district to explain to his constituents why he has decided the president should be impeached. [Full Article...]

Japan to propose Abe-Kim summit to North Korean officials next week

Japan to propose Abe-Kim summit to North Korean officials next week South Korea's Chosun Ilbo daily reported Thursday on the execution of Choi and four other high-level officials, following the breakdown in negotiations at the Hanoi peace summit in February of this year. FILE PHOTO: Kim Hyok Chol , North Korea's special representative for US affairs, leaves the Government Guesthouse in Hanoi, Vietnam, February 23, 2019. [Full Article...]

Active shooter reported at Virginia Beach municipal center; multiple injuries

Active shooter reported at Virginia Beach municipal center; multiple injuries A reporter for local CBS affiliate WTKR said the building on lockdown was the courthouse and added : "We had officers with their guns drawn in this parking lot". The shooter is dead, Cervera said. "When this violent act occurred, police and fire-rescue responded and did the professional thing that they do, because that's what they do", he said. [Full Article...]

11-foot alligator invades Florida home, gets into owner’s wine

The reptile was able to enter the home by crashing through a low window leading into the house. The homeowner told Fox 13 that she discovered the gator hanging out after hearing noises in her kitchen around 3 a.m. Posting the photos to Twitter, the police department said: "See you later, alligator". A Florida police division removed an unwanted visitor from a home in Eagles Landing Circle West... [Full Article...]

Amid Huawei row, China to list 'unreliable' foreign entities

Amid Huawei row, China to list 'unreliable' foreign entities Does Huawei Have Any Chances to Nix US Ban as Unconstitutional? Gao Feng, a spokesperson for China's Ministry of Commerce, said the government will pursue "necessary measures" against companies on the list, and said the details of such actions would be released soon, according to a Bloomberg report . [Full Article...]

Arab Leaders Hold Emergency Talks On Iran

Arab Leaders Hold Emergency Talks On Iran Tensions have risen following attacks on oil-pumping stations in Saudi Arabia and against oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, which the United States and many Arab states have blamed on Iran or its proxies in the region. [Full Article...]

Iran says does not 'presently' believe in mediation with US

Iran says does not 'presently' believe in mediation with US Tensions between Iran and the U.S. have escalated since the latter announced it would reinforce its troops deployed in the Middle East among other reasons. Zarif in his tweet also blamed Trump's economic pressure on Iran for the regional tensions. However, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman, Abbas Mousavi, tempered his minister's remarks by saying that Iran would "wait and see" before deciding on... [Full Article...]

McConnell on Filling SCOTUS Seat in '20: 'Oh, We'd Fill It'

McConnell on Filling SCOTUS Seat in '20: 'Oh, We'd Fill It' McConnell's campaign says Morgan's challenge will "end no differently" than anyone else who has challenged the senator. During a March 2016 interview on Fox News , McConnell said Republicans were "following a long-standing tradition of not filling vacancies on the Supreme Court in the middle of a presidential election year". [Full Article...]

Pence says US-Canada relationship has 'never been stronger'

Pence says US-Canada relationship has 'never been stronger' Democrats want stronger enforcement of labor standards and oppose a provision protecting drugmakers from competition. "For President Trump, for me, for our administration, we'll always stand for the right to life". Trudeau says he is concerned about how women's rights have been affected by conservative movements in Canada, in the USA and around the world. In a joint statement, both Mr Trudeau an... [Full Article...]

Joe Biden: Donald Trump 'Beneath' John McCain, a 'War Hero'

Joe Biden: Donald Trump 'Beneath' John McCain, a 'War Hero' But, she argued, "it's impossible to go through the grief process" when her father, who died 10 months ago of brain cancer, " is constantly in the news cycle because the president is so obsessed with the fact [Trump is] never going to be a great man like he was". [Full Article...]

Louisiana lawmakers pass strict abortion ban

Louisiana lawmakers pass strict abortion ban Six states - Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and OH - have all passed restrictive abortion laws after six weeks' gestation. "He has made it clear that his goal is to ban abortion care in the state of Missouri, and today's comments confirmed that this is exactly what this is all about". [Full Article...]

Official who directed obscuring USS John S

Official who directed obscuring USS John S McCain wrote. The Wall Street Journal cited an email between United States military officials containing the instruction to move the USS John S. He said he would never dishonour the memory of a great American like McCain or disrespect the young men and women in the crew of the ship. Cmdr. Clay Doss said photos of a tarp covering the McCain's name that were referenced by the Journal story... [Full Article...]

Julian Assange in court no-show after being moved to prison's medical ward

Julian Assange in court no-show after being moved to prison's medical ward Assange, who spent nearly seven years holed up in cramped rooms at the Ecuadorean embassy in London , has repeatedly said he fears extradition to the United States. It's scheduled for June 12 but may happen a day either side of that date if that's "convenient for the parties and the court", she said. Around 30 supporters, some wearing Assange masks and one dressed as a giant whistle to represen... [Full Article...]

World's smallest surviving premature baby, weighing just 245g, born in the US

World's smallest surviving premature baby, weighing just 245g, born in the US The baby named Saybie was born at 23 weeks and three days and was sent home this month weighing 5 pounds (2 kilograms) after almost five months in the neonatal intensive care unit, Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation refutes United States nuclear accusation

Russian Federation refutes United States nuclear accusation The remarks, at the Hudson Institute , a conservative think tank, come amid efforts by the Trump administration to rewrite arms control rules. He said the United States is keeping its nuclear testing sites ready for possible resumption of nuclear tests . [Full Article...]

EU's Tajani plays down Italian concerns over European Union sanctions for debt

EU's Tajani plays down Italian concerns over European Union sanctions for debt Salvini also has grown increasingly combative in the face of a prospect of warning letter from the European Commission on Italy's public debt. "But I want to continue working as we did in the past nine months", he told reporters. BRUSSELS, May 29 ( Reuters ) - The European Commission wrote on Wednesday to the Italian government asking it to explain a deterioration in the country's public finances,... [Full Article...]

Tornadoes tear across United States in record numbers, leaving trail of devastation

Tornadoes tear across United States in record numbers, leaving trail of devastation Vehicles are damaged in northwest Celina, Ohio, following a tornado that was part of a storm system that passed through Monday night. Only a few minor injuries were reported in Dayton. Scores of tornados wrought destruction in eight U.S. states as their paths tore across a broad stretch of the country this week in one of the most intense periods of activity in almost 40 years. [Full Article...]


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