Trade tops agenda as Trump hosts Vietnamese leader

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc is the first leader to visit the Trump White House from Southeast Asia, where the USA vies with China for influence. "Vietnam lies sixth on the list of those with a trade surplus, but Vietnam's 30 billion plus surplus is a fraction of China's surplus". "We want to be more than friends ". [Full Article...]

Easy French Open wins for Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic

Easy French Open wins for Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic But it would also importantly mean something else: La Decima . "She has been in the tour for such a long time". Novak Djokovic made a winning start to his partnership with Andre Agassi and is keen to soak up as much knowledge as he can before the American heads back home. [Full Article...]

Owner says Three Mile Island plant to shut down in 2019

Owner says Three Mile Island plant to shut down in 2019 NY and IL adopted rules in 2016 to provide payments to nuclear reactors to keep the units in service to help meet state carbon reduction goals and keep the jobs , taxes and fuel diversification the plants provide. Competition from cheap natural gas has claimed another USA nuclear power plant in a state that has balked at government aid for financially ailing reactors. [Full Article...]

Zoo was warned long before fatal tiger attack

Zoo was warned long before fatal tiger attack The park would remain closed on Tuesday as an investigation was underway. Chris Draper, director for animal welfare at the wildlife charity Born Free Foundation, said told the Telegraph: "The onus always falls on the zoos themselves to ensure the safety of their keepers and their visitors". [Full Article...]

Dubke resigns as White House communications director

Dubke , who was brought into the White House in March as head of the office that runs press and other public relations issues, oversees the White House's message strategy while spokesman Sean Spicer , a more high-profile figure, handles daily media briefings. [Full Article...]

Trump plan on Paris climate deal unclear after G7 pressure

Merkel's comments Sunday came after a Group of Seven summit at which the Europeans couldn't reach agreement with Trump on climate change. The Axios news outlet cited three sources with direct knowledge in its report. Mr. Trump , who campaigned on backing out of the deal, is now "spending time on the Paris agreement" and "continuing" to engage with other world leaders, White House Economic C... [Full Article...]

LeBron James defers on Warriors thoughts: 'It's too stressful'

And in Game 7, with LeBron James notching a triple double plus a massive block and the dagger three-point shot from Kyrie Irving , the Cavaliers won the game and the title, ending a sports championship drought the city of Cleveland had been living under since 1964. [Full Article...]

Macron snubs Trump for Merkel & another arm wrestle follows

Macron snubs Trump for Merkel & another arm wrestle follows Mr Macron and Mr Trump also discussed the Syrian crisis, counter-terrorism and defence spending over lunch at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Brussels , their first meeting since Mr Macron was elected on May 7 after a turbulent campaign. [Full Article...]

Trump attacks 'fake news' following Kushner reports

Trump attacks 'fake news' following Kushner reports But to the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, it's "obviously very concerning" that a key Trump campaign figure was possibly seeking secret communications with a country that intelligence experts say intervened in the 2016 election. [Full Article...]

PM condoles mishap in Sri Lanka

At least 103 people were confirmed killed , 113 were missing and more than 230,000 were displaced by the landslides on Friday, the national disaster management centre said. A massive landslide in central Sri Lanka killed more than 100 people last May . Pakistan said it was in talks with Colombo to send relief supplies. [Full Article...]

Trump aides keep mum on Kushner-Russia reports

On Friday, the Washington Post and New York Times reported that Mr Kushner had wanted to use Russian facilities to avoid United States interception of discussions with Moscow . "We have asked for the dates of such alleged calls so we may look into and respond". The White House declined to comment. Labeling him a "target" would suggest Kushner was a main suspect of the investigation. [Full Article...]

British Airways London flights cancelled due to global IT outage

Outbound passengers who haven't arrived at the airport yet are being asked to stay away until there is confirmation that flights have resumed. It said it expected that London-bound long-haul flights would land on schedule Sunday. The problems, which passengers said had affected flights across Britain, came on a particularly busy weekend with a public holiday tomorrow and many children starting t... [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn to draw links between foreign wars and terrorism in UK

Jeremy Corbyn to draw links between foreign wars and terrorism in UK The Labour leader has faced repeated questions about his association with the IRA and its political wing Sinn Fein during the 1980s and 1990s. The General Election campaign is resuming four days after the Manchester bomb attack. But he stressed the "responsibility" of government to minimise the chance of attacks and accused the Tory government of underfunding the police, increasing the terro... [Full Article...]

Iran says dialogue, peaceful means key to solving Syria issue

In itself, that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani won the country's presidential polls held last week, is no surprise - every Iranian president since 1981 has returned to a second term. "The problem is that the Americans do not know our region and those who advise USA officials are misleading them". Nevertheless, if the relations between the USA and Russian Federation get worse, then Iran will ... [Full Article...]

Portugal's Salvador Sobral talks to press after winning Eurovision

Portugal's Salvador Sobral talks to press after winning Eurovision Because back when he was 19, the talented singer - who was crowned victor of Eurovision 2017 in Kiev on Saturday night - found fame in his native country on their version of Pop Idol. Portugal finished ahead of Bulgaria and Moldova. Isaiah Firebrace from Australia performs the song "Don't Come Easy" during rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest, in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, May 12, 2017. [Full Article...]

UK opposition leader links extremism to foreign wars after Manchester attack

Without citing sources, the BBC also reported that police investigating the attack have stopped sharing information with the United States following the leaks. One of the suspect's brothers, Ismail Abedi, is among the eight arrestees. Elders at the south Manchester mosque believed to have been frequented by Abedi insisted that his actions were wholly alien to their preaching, and pointed t... [Full Article...]

Militants attack Christians in Egypt, killing at least 26

Militants attack Christians in Egypt, killing at least 26 Senior officials say Egyptian fighter jets have struck militant bases in eastern Libya in retaliation for an attack by suspected Islamic State militants that killed 28 Christians south of Cairo . Late last month, Pope Francis visited Egypt in part to show his support for Christians who have been increasingly targeted by Islamic militants. "While we appreciate the fast response by officials in d... [Full Article...]

Hassan Rouhani wins second term as Iran president

A huge turnout on Friday - estimated at more than 40 million out of 56 million registered voters - led to the vote being extended by several hours to deal with long queues. Moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani celebrated his surprisingly decisive re-election victory as a clear sign that the country rejects hardliners who want to isolate the country from the world. [Full Article...]

Trump interviews 4 candidates to post of FBI director

Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, a Democratic think tank, also opposes Lieberman, saying he lacks law enforcement experience and is close to Attorney General Jeff Sessions , a former USA senator. Naturally, the President's Republican enemies are all lining-up behind Lieberman, who left the Senate in 2013 after four terms. Many liberal activists were so incensed w... [Full Article...]

British police 'working closely' with USA again after 'fresh assurances'

President Donald Trump is pledging to "get to the bottom" of leaks of sensitive information. In White House statement , he said: "The alleged leaks coming out of government agencies are deeply troubling". Akram Ramadan, a member of the Libyan community in Manchester who attends the city's Didsbury Mosque, said Abedi was banned from the mosque after he allegedly interrupted an imam's anti-Isla... [Full Article...]

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