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Korea calls Biden 'a fool of low IQ' Korea calls Biden 'a fool of low IQ'
- May 26, 2019

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has expressed hopes that aid will help revive diplomacy and engagement with Pyongyang , which tapered off following a high-stakes nuclear summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump in February that broke down over mismatched demands in sanctions relief and disarmament. (more...)
Trump Rants About Tillerson: 'Totally Ill Prepared' To Be Secretary Of State Trump Rants About Tillerson: 'Totally Ill Prepared' To Be Secretary Of State
- May 26, 2019

I don't think Putin would agree. Tillerson also shared that he thinks the USA needs to do more to push back against Russian Federation on the global stage, the Post reports. Shortly after taking the job, Tillerson told an interviewer that he never wanted the job as secretary of state and didn't seek the post . "As you know, I am here today voluntarily in response to your request for my testimony. (more...)
Kenya high court refuses to decriminalise homosexuality Kenya high court refuses to decriminalise homosexuality
- May 26, 2019

Section 162 reads: "Any person who - (a) has carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature; or (b) has carnal knowledge of an animal; or (c) permits a male person to have carnal knowledge of him or her against the order of nature, is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment for fourteen years". (more...)
Yoga teacher found alive after missing for 2 weeks in Hawaii forest Yoga teacher found alive after missing for 2 weeks in Hawaii forest
- May 25, 2019

Amanda Eller had been missing for 16 days when she was found in good condition at about 5 p.m. local time. Sources familiar with the search for Eller tell Hawaii News Now that she was spotted Friday afternoon by a helicopter pilot who had been contracted by her family to continue their search. (more...)
Bank CEO pleads not guilty in bid to get Trump post Bank CEO pleads not guilty in bid to get Trump post
- May 25, 2019

As the bank rushed through the high-risk loans, Calk gave Manafort a list ranking the senior administrative jobs he wanted, starting with treasury secretary, the indictment alleges. The small bank where Calk was CEO when he allegedly carried out the scheme said in a statement that Calk already had no involvement with the bank and is on a leave of absence. (more...)
North Korea warns no more talks until U.S. backs off ‘impossible demands’ North Korea warns no more talks until U.S. backs off ‘impossible demands’
- May 25, 2019

The launches stopped in 2017 after an escalation in rhetoric from President Trump, who warned of "fire and fury" if North Korea kept up its aggression, and a slew of U.N. The two leaders will also discuss rising tensions with Iran , Bolton said. The USS Pueblo has been held by the North Koreans since they attacked and captured the naval intelligence ship along with 82 Navy sailors on January 23, 1968. (more...)
Facebook figures five percent of accounts are fake Facebook figures five percent of accounts are fake
- May 25, 2019

The company said it removed 2.2 billion accounts in the first quarter of the 2019. In the previous six-month period, it estimated 3 percent to 4 percent of accounts were bogus. Nonetheless, Facebook's new report didn't say how many fake accounts it also missed. Facebook for the first time also detailed its efforts to fight prohibited posts about guns and drugs, removing about 1.4 million pieces of content that violated its rules against selling guns, gun parts or ammunition, and 1.5 ... (more...)
UN deals diplomatic blow to Britain and US over Indian Ocean islands UN deals diplomatic blow to Britain and US over Indian Ocean islands
- May 25, 2019

The US, Hungary, Israel, Australia and the Maldives were the states voting with the United Kingdom against the resolution. But it will be seen as a major moral victory for Mauritius in its on going campaign to win back sovereignty of the Islands. (more...)
US Warns Assad May Be Using Chemical Weapons Again, Threatens Action US Warns Assad May Be Using Chemical Weapons Again, Threatens Action
- May 25, 2019

State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in a statement that if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government "uses chemical weapons, the United States and our allies will respond quickly and appropriately". "We can no longer put up with living under bombardment or in the open under the trees", said Abu Abdullah, one of thousands of Syrians in white tents dotted around the rock-strewn olive groves close to the frontier. (more...)
Britain set for new PM after May quits, as Brexit impasse remains Britain set for new PM after May quits, as Brexit impasse remains
- May 25, 2019

Reports circulated throughout the week that the Prime Minister would resign Friday, after repeated failures to secure a Brexit deal that would pass through the British Parliament while simultaneously appeasing exasperated European Union negotiators in Brussels. (more...)
China says US must show 'sincerity' for trade talks to continue China says US must show 'sincerity' for trade talks to continue
- May 25, 2019

After a six month ceasefire, the standoff erupted anew on May 10 when the United States increased punitive duties on $200 billion in Chinese imports after talks in Washington collapsed. China has blamed the United States for frequently changing its mind and called for an end US-China trade disputes. This year's forum comes after a tense couple of weeks in which the US raised tariffs on Chinese imports and blacklisted Huawei . (more...)
Jake Patterson Sentenced To Serve Life In Prison Jake Patterson Sentenced To Serve Life In Prison
- May 25, 2019

He then held her at his family's cabin in Gordon, Wisconsin, for 88 days before she escaped on January 10 and found help from a dog walker, who took her into a nearby home and called 911. October 27, 2018 - Funerals are held for James and Denise Closs in Cameron. From then on, he decided that he was going to kidnap her. On Janary 10, the unemployed Patterson told Jayme he was leaving for a few hours. (more...)
257 arrested in protests against president elections 257 arrested in protests against president elections
- May 25, 2019

Downtown areas of Jakarta became a battlefield overnight, with police firing tear gas and rubber bullets and protesters throwing rocks and firecrackers. The cause of the deaths is still being determined, with the possibility of a third party being involved not being ruled out. "There is an effort to provoke, to create martyrs, blame the authorities and invoke public anger", he said. (more...)
Kono to ask foreign media to switch order of Japanese names Kono to ask foreign media to switch order of Japanese names
- May 25, 2019

On his own English-language Twitter page , the foreign minister writes his name as "KONO Taro". This practice was adopted during the Meiji Era (October 1868 to July 1912) as a part of broader attempts at internationalization. The Associated Press (AP) style guide and the Chicago Manual of Style have not yet released any statements addressing the potential name change. Turns out the man above's name isn't actually Shinzo Abe. (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn calls for an 'immediate general election' Jeremy Corbyn calls for an 'immediate general election'
- May 25, 2019

Corbyn said that it was "right" for her to quit and said, "Whoever becomes the new Conservative leader must let the people decide our country's future, through an immediate general election". One route is through a Labour victory at an election; while Corbyn has talked vaguely about a "confirmatory referendum", his party is clear it wants a second vote. (more...)
Trump administration may use loophole to sell Saudi Arabia weapons Trump administration may use loophole to sell Saudi Arabia weapons
- May 25, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other senior officials are pushing a plan in which President Trump would utilize a provision of the Arms Control Act that enables the sale of weapons without congressional consent if the president feels the nation's security is at risk, according to the New York Times . (more...)
Mississippi Lawmaker Arrested For Punching His Wife Over Sex Mississippi Lawmaker Arrested For Punching His Wife Over Sex
- May 25, 2019

Deputies wrote in the report that McLeod had punched his wife in the face and bloodied her nose. According to local media , police responding to reports of domestic assault at the residence of MS representative Douglas McLeod found the 58 year old with an alcoholic drink in hand, slurring his speech and walking in a zig-zag fashion. (more...)
15 pupils killed in India tuition class fire, many jumped off building 15 pupils killed in India tuition class fire, many jumped off building
- May 25, 2019

As many as 19 fire engines and two hydraulic platforms were rushed to the spot to douse the fire, NDTV reported. Many media reports are suggesting that at least 12 students are feared dead. PM: "Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has ordered an investigation into the incident". My thoughts are with bereaved families. He also said that the Gujarat government shall assist in the rescue efforts. (more...)
Missouri tornado kills 3, injures many others Missouri tornado kills 3, injures many others
- May 24, 2019

Officials there say she was killed by a possible tornado that damaged a farmstead in Adair County. "How can 15, 20 seconds cause this?" he said Thursday afternoon while sitting in front of his damaged house. Two barges broke loose on the river and threatened to collide with a dam, officials said, prompting calls for a mandatory evacuation in Webbers Falls. (more...)
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange hit with 17 new criminal charges by US Wikileaks founder Julian Assange hit with 17 new criminal charges by US
- May 24, 2019

The Justice Department's 18-count superseding indictment alleges that Assange directed former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in one of the largest compromises of classified information in USA history. He is now serving a 50-week sentence in a London jail for skipping bail when he fled to the Ecuadorean embassy in 2012. The secret documents that Mr. (more...)
FAA faces 'frank questions' from global regulators over Boeing 737 Max safety FAA faces 'frank questions' from global regulators over Boeing 737 Max safety
- May 24, 2019

Acting FAA Administrator Dan Elwell told reporters after the meeting in Fort Worth on Thursday that a return to service could be a month or two months, or even more, reiterating that the FAA had no set timeline for the aircraft to re-enter service. (more...)
Trump says he will send 1500 troops to Middle East Trump says he will send 1500 troops to Middle East
- May 24, 2019

Their statements came following President Donald Trump's warnings that if Iran decides to attack the U.S. or its interests in the region, it would be the "official end" of the Islamic Republic. "We do not want the situation to escalate", he said. He seemed to downplay the prospect of conflict when he spoke at the White House. "We talk to CENTCOM all the time", he said. (more...)
Several injured in suspected package bomb blast in France Several injured in suspected package bomb blast in France
- May 24, 2019

They are searching for a man believed to be the perpetrator of what French President Emmanuel Macron described as an "attack". "It's not for me to give a toll but it appears there are no casualties", said Macron. The blast occurred at the corner of Victor Hugo Street and Sala Street, and authorities are urging people to avoid the area. He said there are now no reports of fatalities. (more...)
Trump orders new powers for Attorney General's surveillance probe Trump orders new powers for Attorney General's surveillance probe
- May 24, 2019

House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff lashed out at Trump in response to the memo, which he cast as part of the administration's concerted effort to distract from the Mueller report itself by impugning the motivations of the investigators who eventually produced it. (more...)
Mnuchin: Never Discussed Trump's Tax Returns With White House Mnuchin: Never Discussed Trump's Tax Returns With White House
- May 24, 2019

Mnuchin refused to furnish the tax information in a letter this month that stated the chair of the Ways and Means Committee had "lacks a legitimate legislative purpose" in seeking the Trump returns. Trump has privately made clear he has no intention of turning over the much-coveted records. Both Treasury and the Justice Department have declined requests for copies of the Justice Department's advice. (more...)
UK PM May Expected to Declare Resignation on Friday Amid Brexit Stall UK PM May Expected to Declare Resignation on Friday Amid Brexit Stall
- May 24, 2019

Scottish Secretary David Mundell has concerns the offer of a vote on a referendum could be exploited by the SNP to bolster Nicola Sturgeon's demands for a second independence vote. Earlier on Wednesday, Mrs May stood firm during more than two hours of questions in Parliament, urging lawmakers to back the Bill and then have a chance to make changes to it, so they can have more control over the final shape of Brexit. (more...)
Laura Ingraham blasts Pelosi as 'obsessed' with Trump, 'muttering and sputtering'
- May 24, 2019

One by one, his advisers dutifully stepped forward to testify, saying Trump had been "very calm", albeit "direct", in his meeting with the Democrats. "She actually reminded me of Beto, maybe a little bit worse". The Wall Street Journal sarcastically observes , "Doesn't this President understand that he is supposed to take a daily beating on his way to impeachment while also giving Democrats some policy victories?" By then, Sanders had been summoned and returned to do her part. (more...)
Don Cash dies 2019 at 55 descending Mount Everest Don Cash dies 2019 at 55 descending Mount Everest
- May 24, 2019

Cook and Cash's other children did not immediately return telephone messages seeking comment. More than 200 climbers were taking advantage of clear weather to attempt to summit from both Nepal and China, but teams had to line up for hours to reach the top - risking frostbite and altitude sickness. (more...)
Russian Federation condemns 'US ultimatum' to Turkey over S-400 missile deal Russian Federation condemns 'US ultimatum' to Turkey over S-400 missile deal
- May 24, 2019

The US State Department has set a deadline of the end of the first week of June to reject the S-400 system, or be removed from the F-35 program, reported CNBC on Tuesday. "There is no clause anywhere in the F-35 agreement saying one will be excluded from the partnership for buying S-400s", he said. The reported $2.5 billion (Dh9.18bn) deal between Turkey and Russian Federation, brokered in 2017, has driven a wedge between Ankara and its other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies. (more...)
Saudi Arabia, UAE to attend Palestine investment meeting Saudi Arabia, UAE to attend Palestine investment meeting
- May 24, 2019

The White House announced Sunday it would co-host the June 25-26 conference in Manama focusing on economic aspects of President Donald Trump's long-delayed Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, with the declared aim of achieving Palestinian prosperity. (more...)

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