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Pentagon calls Turkey plan to buy Russian missiles 'devastating' Pentagon calls Turkey plan to buy Russian missiles 'devastating'
- May 31, 2019

A top Pentagon official has again warned Turkey about the consequences of purchasing a missile-defense system from Russian Federation, turning up the pressure despite Ankara's stated determination to go through with the deal. Washington and Ankara have repeated a desire to avoid so-called CAATSA sanctions, which by US law would be triggered when the Russian anti-aircraft weapon arrives on Turkish soil. (more...)
Boeing CEO acknowledges problems of 737 MAX, says we clearly fell short Boeing CEO acknowledges problems of 737 MAX, says we clearly fell short
- May 31, 2019

Boeing has admitted it "fell short" when it failed to implement a safety alert system on the 737 Max . The sensors provide data to the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, a flight handling system connected to the deadly crashes of Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines MAXs. (more...)
Expert says Wikileaks founder is showing symptoms of Psychological torture Expert says Wikileaks founder is showing symptoms of Psychological torture
- May 31, 2019

The UN special rapporteur on torture also stated that Assange appeared agitated, stressed and was unable to cope with the complexities of his legal case, for which he failed to testify via video link Thursday citing health issues. The Australian, now 47, had skipped bail and taken refuge there in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault investigation later dropped. (more...)
Pakistan's military sentences officer to death for espionage Pakistan's military sentences officer to death for espionage
- May 31, 2019

According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), "Two officers namely Brigadier Raja Rizwan (Retd) and a civilian officer Dr. Waseem Akram were awarded death sentences by COAS along with awarding 14 years worth of imprisonment to Lt". (more...)
Why Buhari didn’t read any speech at his second term inauguration - PDP Why Buhari didn’t read any speech at his second term inauguration - PDP
- May 31, 2019

The president said the national assembly wanted to show they were the government and not the executive, and he made his displeasure known about their conduct. Dogara said the executive must submit a budget on time to the legislature if the January-December circle is to be met. Mr Oshiomhole said the celebration was for all Nigerians not just for APC. (more...)
China has stopped buying U.S. soybeans during ongoing trade dispute China has stopped buying U.S. soybeans during ongoing trade dispute
- May 31, 2019

President Donald Trump said Thursday he still believes China "would love to make" a new trade deal with the United States and might now regret backtracking on some agreements negotiators for the two countries had reached. Meanwhile, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Hanhui accused the US of engaging in "naked economic terrorism" in the trade war. Chinese officials rarely take questions from foreign media. (more...)
Australian Navy helicopters targeted by laser Australian Navy helicopters targeted by laser
- May 31, 2019

Pilots targeted by laser attacks have reported disorienting flashes, pain, spasms and spots in their vision. The pilots were "followed at a discreet distance by a Chinese warship", according to Euan Graham, an academic with Australia's La Trobe University. (more...)
South Africa's president names Cabinet that is 50% women South Africa's president names Cabinet that is 50% women
- May 31, 2019

Despite having far more people and much larger economies, the United States, China, Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom have smaller cabinets than South Africa. Health: Zweli Mkhize. Deputy: Joe Phaahla. Higher Education, Science and Technology: Blade Nzimande . Dr Aaron Motsoaledi as Minister of Home Affairs. (more...)
Lightwater Valley issues statement after child, 6, 'falls from ride' Lightwater Valley issues statement after child, 6, 'falls from ride'
- May 31, 2019

The incident on the Twister ride at Lightwater Park. "Officers are now at the scene". Although the circumstances of the incident are not yet known, it comes almost 18 years after a 20-year-old woman died when two carriages collided on the ride, in June 2001, less than a month after the French-built ride opened at the theme part near Ripon. (more...)
Trump admits, briefly, Russia boosted his election Trump admits, briefly, Russia boosted his election
- May 31, 2019

Mueller stated that his final report - which cleared Trump of colluding with Russian Federation in the runup to the 2016 election, and found insufficient evidence to prosecute him for obstruction - " speaks for itself ". "Russian intelligence officers who were part of the Russian military launched a concerted attack on our political system", he said, with their hacking "designed and timed.to damage a presidential candidate". (more...)
Malaysia PM says global garbage trade 'grossly unfair' Malaysia PM says global garbage trade 'grossly unfair'
- May 31, 2019

Mahathir's comments drew praise from China's foreign ministry, which said it hoped all countries would listen carefully to the prime minister's advice and "seek opportunities of mutually beneficial and win-win cooperation". The prime minister said Malaysia should also be involved in examining the black box as the plane belongs to Malaysia and there were Malaysian passengers. (more...)
North Korea 'executes envoy to US' after Trump summit failures North Korea 'executes envoy to US' after Trump summit failures
- May 31, 2019

The Chosun Ilbo , a South Korean newspaper, reported that the officials were charged with spying for the United States. U.S. President Donald Trump, who has met Kim twice for negotiations on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, said during a visit to Tokyo this week that he supports an Abe-Kim summit. (more...)
European Union starts selecting candidates for key posts European Union starts selecting candidates for key posts
- May 31, 2019

The special summit on Tuesday evening in Brussels , but he was by no means agreed that Weber or one of the other top candidates for the Post will get. FDP-Chef Christian Lindner called on the Greens to support the Danish Vestager. The Commission's request, in the form of a letter to Italy's finance minister Giovanni Tria, is a legal obligation under European Union law when a country has a public debt above the European Union ceiling of 60% of gross domestic product and is not reducing it as ... (more...)
Israel Election Crisis Threatens Trump Peace Plan Israel Election Crisis Threatens Trump Peace Plan
- May 31, 2019

Kushner's visit is part of an worldwide tour to sell the much-anticipated Middle East peace plan, set to be unveiled this summer, but the territory-divvying map does not bode well for peace in the region. and for the whole region". "That's not going to stop us - we're going to keep working together", he said. The plan's rollout was first expected in late 2018 or early 2019, but was postponed to give Netanyahu time to hold the election that took place in April and led to Thursday's ... (more...)
California baseball team loses sponsor due to controversial Ocasio-Cortez video California baseball team loses sponsor due to controversial Ocasio-Cortez video
- May 31, 2019

On Wednesday evening, the raisin company Sun-Maid, a major sponsor with deep local roots, ended its partnership with the Grizzlies, the Fresno Bee reported . A Fresno Bee reporter tweeted about the video, which included what the Grizzlies later described as "offensive content" - images of Ocasio-Cortez among the " enemies of freedom ". (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn: Referendum on Brexit deal 'reasonable' if backed by MPs Jeremy Corbyn: Referendum on Brexit deal 'reasonable' if backed by MPs
- May 31, 2019

It comes as pressure mounts on Mr Corbyn to back a second referendum on Brexit. Asked if there would be "leave" and "remain" options in a second referendum, Corbyn said: "It would be on the basis of whatever we have succeeded in negotiating". (more...)
Group that raised money for border wall online wrapping up first project Group that raised money for border wall online wrapping up first project
- May 31, 2019

The structure was paid for with donations raised by We Build the Wall. Meanwhile, a group called We Build the Wall has said they successfully completed construction on half a mile of border wall on private property in the El Paso, Texas, area. (more...)
VP Pence meets with Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau over USMCA trade deal VP Pence meets with Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau over USMCA trade deal
- May 31, 2019

Nelson Wiseman, a political science professor at the University of Toronto, called Pence's comments "laughable". Pence's trip is the first official visit to Canada by a senior member of the Trump administration since President Donald Trump stormed out of a G7 summit hosted by Trudeau a year ago and accused the prime minister of being "dishonest and weak". (more...)
'Absolutely mad' raccoon dogs are terrorizing this small English village 'Absolutely mad' raccoon dogs are terrorizing this small English village
- May 31, 2019

A village in the United Kingdom is now under attack ... by two raccoon dogs . Raccoon dogs, also known as tanukis are apart of the canid family. The department advised anyone who sees the raccoon dogs to immediately call police. Despite the name, they aren't raccoons, although they have similar markings and curved claws that allow them to climb, according to the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums . (more...)
New Hampshire becomes latest US state to abolish the death penalty New Hampshire becomes latest US state to abolish the death penalty
- May 31, 2019

The last time New Hampshire executed a convicted murderer was in 1939, but the state does now have an inmate on death row: Michael Addison, who was convicted of the 2006 killing of Manchester police officer Michael Briggs. "The state of New Hampshire will be much better off because of it". Martha Hennessey said she's heard from the families of murder victims during the legislative session that the lengthy process of pursuing the death penalty "prolongs the pain and trauma of their loss". (more...)
Louisiana passes strict anti-abortion bill, Dem governor expected to sign Louisiana passes strict anti-abortion bill, Dem governor expected to sign
- May 31, 2019

In a 79-23 vote , the Louisiana House gave final passage to a bill barring abortion once there's a detectable fetal heartbeat, as early as the sixth week of pregnancy. "Given the potential for abortion to become a tool of eugenic manipulation", Thomas wrote, "the court will soon need to confront the constitutionality of laws like Indiana's". (more...)
Iranian-Linked Social Media Users Impersonated 2018 US Candidates Iranian-Linked Social Media Users Impersonated 2018 US Candidates
- May 30, 2019

However, the cybersecurity firm refrained from linking the activities to the Iranian government. Facebook removed 51 accounts, 36 pages and seven groups and another three from Instagram after investigating a tip from internet security firm FireEye, said the social network's head of cybersecurity policy, Nathaniel Gleicher. (more...)
Of 'evil ambition,' says use of strength not a U.S. monopoly Of 'evil ambition,' says use of strength not a U.S. monopoly
- May 30, 2019

North Korea launched multiple projectiles on May 4 and 9 - of which the latter involved what were officially identified as short-range missiles - in what is seen as a protest over the deadlock in nuclear talks with the US. So sanctions enforcement and readiness. However, he charged Trump's language paraphrasing Kim's criticism of former Vice President Joe Biden is "not in the best interest of the country". (more...)
World’s smallest surviving baby released from hospital in San Diego World’s smallest surviving baby released from hospital in San Diego
- May 30, 2019

Saybie's ranking as the world's tiniest baby ever to survive is according to the Tiniest Babies Registry, maintained by the University of Iowa . But five months on, she was discharged weighing a healthy 5.6 pounds (2.5kg), confounding all expectations. (more...)
Woman fired after she pulls a gun on Black couple on vacation Woman fired after she pulls a gun on Black couple on vacation
- May 30, 2019

She said they Googled a nearby Kampgrounds of America location and made a decision to drive there. In her post, Richardson said they double checked with the office and were told they did not need a reservation to visit the lake. The whole incident was captured on camera by Richardson, who then posted the footage on Facebook with the caption "racism is alive and well". He contradicted his wife. (more...)
USS John McCain kept 'out of sight' for President Trump's Japan visit USS John McCain kept 'out of sight' for President Trump's Japan visit
- May 30, 2019

McCain wrote. "It makes my grief unbearable ", Meghan tweeted late Wednesday evening. McCain's comment was in direct response to a report from the Journal's Rebecca Ballhaus. "I would never have done that". The president repeated his previous criticisms of the late senator and didn't apologize for the White House directive, saying instead that the official who directed the warship to be concealed "did it because they thought I didn't like him ". (more...)
WikiLeaks's Assange too ill to appear via video link in extradition hearing WikiLeaks's Assange too ill to appear via video link in extradition hearing
- May 30, 2019

The US wants the United Kingdom to extradite him, but Assange has formally refused consent . According to WikiLeaks , Assange has been moved to the medical ward in jail. Assange is serving a 50-week prison term for breaching bail conditions to avoid extradition to Sweden. He is accused of working with former U.S. army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in "unlawfully obtaining and disclosing classified documents related to the national defence", a statement said. (more...)
Russia observing moratorium on nuclear tests - Russian diplomat Russia observing moratorium on nuclear tests - Russian diplomat
- May 30, 2019

In February, the United States withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty signed... Lieutenant General Robert Ashley said in a speech on May 29 that Russian Federation could be doing tests that go "beyond what is believed necessary, beyond zero yield". (more...)
Arun Jaitley opts out of new Modi government citing health issues Arun Jaitley opts out of new Modi government citing health issues
- May 30, 2019

The Finance Ministry in the first term was held by Arun Jaitley but owing to his ill health, he has formally requested the PM to be not be given any official responsibility in the next ministry. However, government spokesperson Sitanshu Kar said that these hypotheses are false and baseless rumours. A lawyer by profession, Jaitley has been the most important leader in Modi's Cabinet and has often acted as the chief troubleshooter for the government. (more...)
Contenders to be next United Kingdom leader divided over no-deal Brexit Contenders to be next United Kingdom leader divided over no-deal Brexit
- May 30, 2019

His comments came as Housing Minister Kit Malthouse became the latest person to enter the race to succeed Theresa May , telling the Press Association there was a "hunger for someone new". Her announcement sparked speculation about her potential successor and had several members of the Conservative Party announce plans to stand in the upcoming leadership contest. (more...)

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