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ZTE may live, as Trump administration reportedly reaches deal to revive it ZTE may live, as Trump administration reportedly reaches deal to revive it
- May 26, 2018

On Thursday, the House passed a bill - which will now need to pass through the Senate - that would ban USA government employees from using ZTE products and stop the Defence Department from dealing with the company's vendors. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md. "If President Trump won't put our security before Chinese jobs, Congress will act on a bipartisan basis to stop him". After the latest report, Republican Senator Marco Rubio tweeted, "Yes they have a deal in mind". (more...)
Cohen Talked Russian Relations With Kremlin-Tied Oligarch During Transition Cohen Talked Russian Relations With Kremlin-Tied Oligarch During Transition
- May 26, 2018

Just weeks before, Russian intelligence agents had used WikiLeaks as a conduit to leak out emails stolen from Hillary Clinton's campaign, which drew significant media coverage during a crucial stretch of the race. A representative for Vekselberg also did not respond immediately to a request for comment. About a week after the meeting, Cohen, Intrater and Vekselberg were together again at a dinner in Washington to celebrate Trump's inauguration. (more...)
Pink voices her support for abortion rights as Ireland holds decisive referendum Pink voices her support for abortion rights as Ireland holds decisive referendum
- May 26, 2018

That meant, in practice, that abortion was strictly against the law. In hopes of repeating the successful redefining of marriage, pro-abortion campaigners are placing special emphasis on Roscommon, Ireland's only county to vote against the marriage referendum. (more...)
Police recover gun lodged barrel-first in car's bumper Police recover gun lodged barrel-first in car's bumper
- May 26, 2018

He gave the weapon to police. Gill said the driver saw a small black object hit the front of his vehicle while he was driving down Interstate 5, but he continued on. "Well, this is a first", Trooper Guy Gill tweeted in reaction to the weird find. "It could have been thrown from a auto, it could have been on the road and another vehicle drove over it flinging it into the air, we just don't know", Gill told ABC News. (more...)
Pompeo says will cut aid to Pak, claims mistreatment of United States diplomats Pompeo says will cut aid to Pak, claims mistreatment of United States diplomats
- May 26, 2018

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, a California Republican, later noted that the Trump administration's budget request for the next year had no increase for Pakistan. The reply said that the department has also documented numerous cases in which ordinary Pakistani citizens participating in United States educational, cultural, and development programmes have faced harassment by Pakistani government officials. (more...)
Koreans Remain 3rd Most Powerful Passport Holders in the World Koreans Remain 3rd Most Powerful Passport Holders in the World
- May 26, 2018

The Singapore passport lies on the second place, along with Germany with a total of one hundred and eighty-eight destinations that could be travelled into without the need of a prior visa. The list put out by Henley & Partners, a a global citizenship and residence advisory firm, reaffirmed the strength of many historically powerful passports at a time when travel appears to be getting more restricted globally. (more...)
Fallen heroes honored with 'Flags-In' at Arlington National Cemetery Fallen heroes honored with 'Flags-In' at Arlington National Cemetery
- May 26, 2018

SANDPOINT — A slate of events are on tap for the Memorial Day weekend, beginning today. "You don't really realize how many people have made the ultimate sacrifice, so I think it's just really humbling for me". Organizers like Benny Guerrero, Commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Lubbock chapter, say they realize while many take the extra day off to have fun with friends and family, they also want to make sure people know what it truly stands for. (more...)
Yulia Skripal: ‘I hope to return home to my country’ Yulia Skripal: ‘I hope to return home to my country’
- May 25, 2018

Yulia Skripal has made her first media appearance since she and her father, Russian spy Sergei Skripal, were poisoned. Yulia Skripal's statement appeared designed in part to address claims from Moscow that Britain has effectively kidnapped the pair and prevented Russian officials from visiting them. (more...)
Putin, Macron bond over shared unease at Trump's actions Putin, Macron bond over shared unease at Trump's actions
- May 25, 2018

France is at odds with the Kremlin over its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine four years ago, and allegations that Moscow meddled in a French presidential election in support of one of Macron's opponents. Macron said he hoped Trump's move "was just a glitch in a process that should be continued". Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad said the matter isn't even up for discussion , noting that the decision "concerns the sovereignty of Syria". (more...)
Operators of Monmouth Park Say Sports Betting Delay Cost Them $139 Million Operators of Monmouth Park Say Sports Betting Delay Cost Them $139 Million
- May 25, 2018

The suit contends the leagues' legal action to stop sports gambling in New Jersey cost Monmouth Park at least $150 million in lost revenue during the court battle that ensued. The injunction against Monmouth was granted in November 2014. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell "falsely swore" in court to the truth of statements about the evils of sports betting, including his statement that "the core entertainment value of fair and honest competition between teams and athletes that is reflected in ... (more...)
Summer reading starts May 29 Summer reading starts May 29
- May 25, 2018

Like the annual kids' program, the adult summer series will feature a friendly competition all summer long to get the community engaged with their library. "We want reading to connect people to the places they love and dream of going". "You don't have to have a library card, you don't have to be a member of the library", Evans said. (more...)
Corbyn calls for British-Irish body to be reconvened Corbyn calls for British-Irish body to be reconvened
- May 25, 2018

In Belfast today, Mr Corbyn will seek to "engage with all communities" on the peace process, Brexit and need "for a transformation of the economy in Northern Ireland", his spokesman said . "Let's not give up years of hard fought cooperation and stability for the pipe dream prize of race-to-the-bottom free trade deals with the likes of Donald Trump", he is expected to say, after criticising Tory "free-market fantasists". (more...)
New York couple asks court to force son to move out New York couple asks court to force son to move out
- May 25, 2018

While not giving reasons why they want their son out of the house , they did tell him to get a job and move his broken-down Volkswagen Passat in the letters. With reporters watching in court, Michael Rotondo sparred with Greenwood for 30 minutes, at one point refusing the judge's request to work things out directly to his parents, who were sitting quietly nearby. (more...)
Irish Expats Travel Home to Vote on Abortion Referendum Irish Expats Travel Home to Vote on Abortion Referendum
- May 25, 2018

Here is a look at what Ireland is voting on, what "Repeal the Eighth" means and what might happen if a majority votes to ditch the amendment. There has been concern over voter manipulation, in particular, foreign interference with both Google and Facebook changing the rules on political advertising in Ireland in advance of the referendum. (more...)
Forecasters announce their 2018 hurricane predictions. Here's what we can expect Forecasters announce their 2018 hurricane predictions. Here's what we can expect
- May 25, 2018

Harvey , which drenched Texas, cost US$125 billion and was the second-most expensive hurricane in U.S. history, after 2005's Katrina which cost US$161 billion. Last year, three exceptionally powerful hurricanes made landfall: Harvey struck Texas; Irma devastated the Caribbean and southeastern US - creating a massive " tree graveyard " in the Everglades; and Maria walloped the Caribbean and Puerto Rico . (more...)
NAACP leader exposed as white faces fraud charges NAACP leader exposed as white faces fraud charges
- May 25, 2018

The Spokane County Prosecutor's office confirmed they filed the charges on May 22, but declined to say what incident the charges stemmed from. At this time, Dolezal had been reporting a monthly income of less than $500, which came from child support payments. (more...)
Meghan Markle Gets an Official Coat of Arms Meghan Markle Gets an Official Coat of Arms
- May 25, 2018

California's state flower, the golden poppy also features, along with the wintersweet, which grows at Meghan's new home in London, Kensington Palace . The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's coat of arms combined the shields of Prince William and the Middleton family. "It is customary for Supporters of the shield to be assigned to Members of the Royal Family , and for wives of Members of the Royal Family to have one of their husband's Supporters and one relating to themselves", ... (more...)
Trump teases that summit with Kim may be back on Trump teases that summit with Kim may be back on
- May 25, 2018

Trump met with South Korean President Moon at the White House on Tuesday for consultations, and suggested then the summit could be delayed or called off entirely. Par for the course, experienced commentators on North Korea would say. Tania Lindsay-Jean, an American resident in Singapore, said: "I'm actually quite relieved it's not going to happen". (more...)
Drug smuggling: Sydney grandmother sentenced to death by hanging Drug smuggling: Sydney grandmother sentenced to death by hanging
- May 25, 2018

The court has previously heard Ms Exposto fell victim to an internet romance scam and that she was tricked into believing she was in Shanghai to lodge documents for her online boyfriend's retirement from service in the USA army. According to news.com.au , a Malaysian appeal court has now overturned an earlier acquittal. "She said, "Not to worry, we got another appeal, and with your team.we will win the case. (more...)
Lawmakers have been briefed on FBI’s informant in Russian Federation inquiry Lawmakers have been briefed on FBI’s informant in Russian Federation inquiry
- May 25, 2018

Warner also criticized White House chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE for making an appearance at the meeting he attended. That's right. Schiff also said that his presence "only underscores what Rudy Giuliani said: the President's legal team expects to use information gleaned improperly from the Justice Department or the President's allies in Congress to their legal advantage". (more...)
Facebook exec on rollout of political ad labels Facebook exec on rollout of political ad labels
- May 25, 2018

Following the unrelenting wave of controversy around Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, Twitter announced new guidelines today for political advertisements on the social networking site. Maybe. Katie Harbath , global politics and government outreach director, explained that an ad focused on student loan policies would qualify as a covered ad while an ad focused on student enrollment would not. (more...)
Police investigating violent sledgehammer attack in Port Richmond Police investigating violent sledgehammer attack in Port Richmond
- May 25, 2018

A man used a sledgehammer to break out a window of an SUV then hit the vehicle several more times. As the SUV drives away, a man falls out of the passenger side. Philadelphia police are still searching for the victims and the pickup driver. The suspect and the victims are unknown, police said. Witnesses say the man was yelling "you're cheating with my girlfriend". (more...)
Dying anti-Sterlite protestor told to 'stop acting' by policeman Dying anti-Sterlite protestor told to 'stop acting' by policeman
- May 25, 2018

Other state officials confirmed the government's position. Locals have been agitating for over 100 days now demanding closure of the Vedanta group copper plant over pollution concerns. The chief minister has become ineffective. Court likely to hear the petition on Friday. "Therefore, we demand that the chief minister and the DGP resign immediately", Stalin said, reported ANI . (more...)
Armed Citizen Kills a Shooter Who Opened Fire in an Oklahoma Restaurant Armed Citizen Kills a Shooter Who Opened Fire in an Oklahoma Restaurant
- May 25, 2018

A bystander with a pistol confronted the shooter outside the restaurant and fatally shot him. A woman and a female juvenile were recovering Friday at a hospital after surgery for gunshot wounds and "are going to survive", Matthews said . (more...)
Dad forgot baby was in car, left on business trip; child dead Dad forgot baby was in car, left on business trip; child dead
- May 25, 2018

Meanwhile, his wife, Jenny Barker, left the house in her auto to go to work, police said. The infant was found by her adoptive mother in a vehicle seat in the family's pickup truck, which was parked outside their home on Virginia Avenue. (more...)
British Army sergeant tampered with wife's parachute British Army sergeant tampered with wife's parachute
- May 25, 2018

His wife Victoria, 42, suffered near-fatal injuries when both her main and reserve parachutes failed as she took part in a jump in 2015. "Those at the scene immediately realized that something was seriously wrong with her reserve parachute", said Michael Bowes, a lawyer for the prosecution. (more...)
Boris Johnson Fooled by Russian Pranksters, Talks Nerve Agent Attack Boris Johnson Fooled by Russian Pranksters, Talks Nerve Agent Attack
- May 25, 2018

But Boris Johnson today shocked seasoned SW1 insiders when it emerged that pranksters had called him pretending to be the Armenian prime minister - and the gaffe-prone politician had failed to deliver any major gaffes or indiscretions. Johnson also said the United Kingdom was "pretty sure. like, nearly 100% sure" that the Russian government was behind the poisoning of the Skripals, which he described as "a awful mistake". (more...)
Israeli minister: USA may soon recognize Israel's sovereignty over Golan Heights Israeli minister: USA may soon recognize Israel's sovereignty over Golan Heights
- May 25, 2018

He didn't specify where the planes were used, or in what capacity. There's also no cellphone service in the area of the bunker. Israeli television has shown an apparent leaked image of a F-35 stealth fighter flying over Beirut, in what appeared to be a warning shot to Iran's Shiite proxy group Hezbollah. (more...)
US denies involvement in Syria missile strike which kills 12 US denies involvement in Syria missile strike which kills 12
- May 25, 2018

It said warplanes had targeted army positions near the T2 oil facility in the eastern Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor. On Sunday, the US Special Operations Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (SOJTF-OIR) commanding general, Maj. It said the coalition was likely behind the strikes. Their reach in Syria has alarmed the Trump administration in Washington and Netanyahu's government in Tel Aviv, which say that Iran's expansive networks in the war-torn country threaten Israel. (more...)
Trump looks at tariffs on auto imports Trump looks at tariffs on auto imports
- May 25, 2018

Europe imposes a 10 percent tariff on USA -built cars. Hours later, the White House released a statement that Trump had spoken to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross "to consider initiating a Section 232 investigation into imports of automobiles , including trucks , and automotive parts to determine their effects on America's national security". (more...)

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