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Parson to take lead as Greitens resigns

Parson to take lead as Greitens resigns A St. Louis grand jury indicted Greitens on February 22 on one felony count of invasion of privacy for allegedly taking a photo of the woman without her consent at his home in 2015, before he was elected governor. Political science professor Jeremy Walling, of Southeast Missouri State University, said Greitens' pledge to keep fighting seemed to be "some face-saving". [Full Article...]

More Hawaii evacuations as lava flows very hot, very fast

More Hawaii evacuations as lava flows very hot, very fast He estimated the amount of people displaced so far to be up to 2,500 and said evacuation shelters were housing 353 people. USGS: Not yet. Lava flow volumes are extraordinarily hard to measure, but we are working on various means of determining eruption rates (including topographic mapping thanks to a NASA airplane that is on site, and also measuring gases, which can be used as a proxy for effu... [Full Article...]

Philippines says it told China of 'red lines' in sea feud

Philippines says it told China of 'red lines' in sea feud But speaking at a hearing focusing on the South China Sea on Wednesday at the legislative assembly, former Philippine maritime officer Rep. Gary Alejano revealed just how quiet the government's been in dealing with China in the disputed waters. [Full Article...]

HSR cancellation: Don't make emotional decisions, says Najib

HSR cancellation: Don't make emotional decisions, says Najib Mott MacDonald, and WSP are some of the European and North American companies to have won roles on the ambitious project, which has been the subject of a formal agreement between the two countries since December 2016. Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said the Lion City was "happy to agree" to the development, which comes weeks before the ICJ was to hear the review . [Full Article...]

Trump again says he wishes Sessions was not attorney general

Trump again says he wishes Sessions was not attorney general Asked about Gowdy's comments , White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president "still has concerns about whether or not the Federal Bureau of Investigation acted inappropriately having people in his campaign". "There are lots of really good lawyers in the country, he could have picked somebody else!' And I wish I did!" He did, however, seek out and meet several Trump cam... [Full Article...]

Japan-U.S. summit to be held June 7

Japan-U.S. summit to be held June 7 Amid a flurry of diplomatic efforts to salvage a June 12 U.S. The Trump administration is believed to have granted him a temporary waiver this time to allow him to visit NY, where North Korea has a diplomatic mission to the United Nations. [Full Article...]

Suspected Militants Strike Afghan Interior Ministry, Exchange Gunfire With Police

Suspected Militants Strike Afghan Interior Ministry, Exchange Gunfire With Police He said all three were shot and killed by security forces within minutes of the initial attack, adding that a number of nearby homes were damaged. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack a few hours later in a statement released by ISIS' media wing, Amaq Agency. [Full Article...]

North Korea nuclear talks get underway

North Korea nuclear talks get underway Yet after North Korea agreed to the summit, those intentions were thrown into doubt when Pyongyang rejected calls from U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton to follow the so-called Libya model of giving up its nuclear weapons quickly before getting anything in return. [Full Article...]

Trump attacks minority party leaders at Nashville rally

Trump attacks minority party leaders at Nashville rally Marsha Blackburn in her bid to replace retiring Sen. He didn't let Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi off the hook, reminding the crowd that the pair has apparently put illegal immigrants on a higher pedestal than lawful Americans. [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Plans To Shorten Length Of Some Chinese Visas

Trump Administration Plans To Shorten Length Of Some Chinese Visas The Trump administration on Tuesday moved forward with restrictions on Chinese investment in the USA and tariffs on $ 50 billion worth of Chinese goods despite talks that seemed to alleviate trade tensions between the two countries. Lester Ross, who heads the policy committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in China, told a press conference on Wednesday that the latest announcement from ... [Full Article...]

Israel hits dozens of Gaza targets after mortar barrage

Israel hits dozens of Gaza targets after mortar barrage Hamas and Islamic Jihad also started to evacuate military bases and installations across Gaza in anticipation of the Israeli retaliation. Hamas seized control of the Gaza Strip in 2007. The mortar fire yesterday which sparked this round of hostilities between Hamas and Israel came at then of multiple weeks of riots and attempted infiltrations from Gaza into Israel. [Full Article...]

Venezuela releases imprisoned American after two years in captivity

Venezuela releases imprisoned American after two years in captivity The Chairman of Senate Foreign Relations Committee met with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro two days after the embattled socialist leader kicked out the top US diplomat in the country. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement Saturday, "U.S. policy toward Venezuela remains unchanged". Saturday night's Oval Office celebration follows Trump's greeting at Joint Base Andrews earl... [Full Article...]

Alberto brings little rain to Volusia/Flagler area as it approaches the coast

Alberto brings little rain to Volusia/Flagler area as it approaches the coast The storm was moving north at about 6 miles per hour, with maximum sustained winds measured at about 65 miles per hour. Slowly strengthening Subtropical Storm Alberto could cause more than $1 billion in economic losses to the U.S. "Locally heavy rainfall will be possible, but the pattern evolution is far from certain at this time", said the weather service's Albany office. One to four hurric... [Full Article...]

$55000 Raised for Indiana School Teacher Who Stopped Shooter

$55000 Raised for Indiana School Teacher Who Stopped Shooter Vice-President Mike Pence , the former governor of IN, also credited the teacher's "courageous action" for saving lives during the shooting at the suburban Indianapolis school. Ella Whistler, 18, was shot in a classroom Friday morning at Noblesville West Middle School near Indianapolis. "Here we go again, and it's just really, really, really unfortunate", Jowitt said. [Full Article...]

Arlene Foster: Referendum will have ‘no impact’ on law in NI

Arlene Foster: Referendum will have ‘no impact’ on law in NI Northern Ireland does not now have a sitting government . International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said Ireland's vote was a "hopeful" day for Northern Ireland. "It was weird, nearly perverse that we were now a middle-class family", he said. Abortion is still banned in some 20 countries worldwide, while others have highly restrictive laws in place. [Full Article...]

Israeli Builds 'Border' Wall near Gaza -- Underwater

Israeli Builds 'Border' Wall near Gaza -- Underwater Israel's military confirmed the strike, saying the tank fire came after its troops detonated an explosive device that had been placed near the border fence. Earlier in May, some 300 burning kites were flown from Gaza across the Israeli border sparking several small fires in Israeli fields, the Times of Israel reported. [Full Article...]

North Korea has 'brilliant potential' as U.S. team arrives at border

North Korea has 'brilliant potential' as U.S. team arrives at border According to the State Department, the USA team met with North Korean officials at the same DMZ site, the village of Panmunjom. "It will happen!", said Trump, who on Thursday had cancelled his June 12 meeting with Kim in Singapore, before reversing course within 24 hours. [Full Article...]

Meet The Wife Of The Indy 500 Champion

Meet The Wife Of The Indy 500 Champion Danica Patrick competed in the last race of her historic carer today as the only woman in the Indy 500 . "I really don't want to be here", Patrick told reporters. "I was wondering if I would ever win it". "I'll look forward. We have to be back next year". He also sprayed it on everyone around him, including his wife, Liz, and the Indy 500 queen Natalie Murdock (her official title is 2018 5... [Full Article...]

Ireland overwhelmingly backs reform in abortion referendum

Ireland overwhelmingly backs reform in abortion referendum Ahead of the vote, thousands of people living overseas are returning home to Ireland to mark their ballots. Campaigns on both sides of the issue grew intense leading up to the vote. "A lot of misleading claims were made about Ireland's healthcare", she said. " The 8th amendment did not create a right to life for the unborn child - it merely acknowledged that such a right exists, has alw... [Full Article...]

Powerful cyclone strikes Oman, Yemen; 5 dead, 30 missing

Powerful cyclone strikes Oman, Yemen; 5 dead, 30 missing The Yemeni island of Socotra has been pounded by Cyclone Mekunu , which is on a path to strike Oman this weekend. Tourists rushed to catch the last flights out before Salalah International Airport closed at midnight Thursday for the storm, where sandbags already stacked against some doors. [Full Article...]


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