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Mass Palestinian hunger strike in Israeli jails ends after visitation deal

They added that the agreement came after extensive talks between detained leaders and the prison authority, lasting for twenty hours. "The move effectively reinstated the number of family visits that were traditionally provided to Palestinian prisoners, before the ICRC reduced the number of visits they facilitated a year ago from two to one visit a month, sparking protests across the Palestinian... [Full Article...]

Putin: Russian meddling "fiction" invented by Democrats

The Kremlin has denied involvement, and Putin on Monday reiterated that Russian Federation never meddled in the French election. Macron also said he would be "constantly vigilant" about the situation in Chechnya. Asked about French President Emmanuel Macron's warning that any use of chemical weapons in Syria was a "red line" that would be met by reprisals, Putin said he agreed with t... [Full Article...]

Election day ahead: May and Corbyn to face Paxman, but not together

The Scottish Tory deputy leader said it would be "great" if his party could win between six and 12 Scottish seats in the General Election . "I take the view that we can make a success of Brexit ", she said, adding that the referendum had "drawn a line" under the Remain versus Leave debate. [Full Article...]

Viral video shows startling moment sea lion drag girl into water

The New York Post reports and it's clear in the video that a man immediately went to the girl's aid and managed to get her safely back on the dock. " My first reaction to the video is just how stupid some people can be to not treat wildlife with proper respect ", he said . Trites pointed out that that sea lions usually don't come close to humans unless they've been made to "expect food". [Full Article...]

Trudeau seeks papal apology over school abuse

Trudeau seeks papal apology over school abuse The Canadian Press said Pope Francis expressed enthusiasm in working with the prime minister and Canadian bishops on finding a way forward on issuing of an apology. So the new potential for a papal apology gives a much-needed boost to the government as it tries to make headway on its Indigenous goals. The report called for a papal apology to survivors as part of the reconciliation process. [Full Article...]

Daughter of ousted South Korean leader's friend 'unaware' of Samsung sponsorship details

Daughter of ousted South Korean leader's friend 'unaware' of Samsung sponsorship details Chung Yoo-ra, 20, who fled to Europe previous year to avoid prosecution on charges linked to her mother , Choi Soon-sil, her academic record and her equestrian career, was taken by prosecutors for questioning as soon as she landed. Chung, a dressage competitor, has been embroiled in various charges against her, such as receiving undue favors in admission and academic affairs at Seoul's Ewha Wom... [Full Article...]

Eurozone inflation falls to lowest level this year

Eurozone inflation falls to lowest level this year On monetary policy his viewed remained unchanged. Also in testimony to the European parliament, Draghi reiterated that extraordinary policy support - including through forward guidance - was needed to ensure euro area inflation would return to rate-setters' 2.0% target over the medium-term. [Full Article...]

Ireland to get new leader as Enda Kenny steps down

Ireland to get new leader as Enda Kenny steps down Deputy Fitzpatrick has said that he would be backing the current Housing Minister to succeed Enda Kenny as party leader and Taoiseach, describing him on local radio as "the whole package". Questions will immediately turn to a successor and Ireland's next taoiseach alongside the analysis of Mr Kenny's legacy after leading the country out of a crippling recession, albeit with an agenda of austerit... [Full Article...]

USA unhindered by Russian no-fly zones in Syria

USA unhindered by Russian no-fly zones in Syria Despite the intercept, Harrigian said the coalition had been effectively de-conflicting with the Russians, saying that it was the only incident in recent months where there were any "issues". The three-star general also acknowledged that he has personally piloted an F-22 fighter jet over Syria as part of an effort to get a better understanding of what he called "a complex, dynamic environment fo... [Full Article...]

Trump cries fake news amid Kushner reports

Shortly after Trump's remarks on Twitter, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly made the rounds of Sunday television news shows to praise any so-called back channel communications, especially with Russian Federation, as "a good thing". "#FakeNews is the enemy!" he tweeted at 8:45 a.m. Sunday. But the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, which is investigating the Russian election m... [Full Article...]

UK PM May's election lead narrowing, sixth poll since Manchester attack shows

Both leaders declared they would secure a good deal, without going into specifics on issues that the European Union has already taken a position on. "We have to be prepared to walk out", she said to applause during the Sky News interview. [Full Article...]

Evacuated as cyclone nears Bangladesh

Evacuated as cyclone nears Bangladesh Moving northeastwards, it concentrated into a deep depression in the afternoon and into a cyclonic storm " MORA " over eastcentral BoB in the late evening of May 28. The SRC office said four heatstroke related deaths have been reported from Sambalpur and Angul, while three others have been died in Sundargarh and Bargarh, and one each in Bolangir and Bhadrak districts. [Full Article...]

Oversight Dem calls for suspension of Kushner's security clearance

Trump said in a statement to The New York Times: " Jared is doing a great job for the country". The White House refused to confirm reports senior adviser to the president Jared Kushner asked Russian officials to set up an off-the-record communications channel Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Trump honors fallen in Memorial Day address

As is customary for US presidents, he also laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier . Despite a steady downpour on Monday, Main Street through downtown was lined with people who had come to watch a parade march from Sacred Heart Church to Veterans Memorial Park. [Full Article...]

Kushner Lying Low After Russia-Related Reports

Under the planned shakeup, White House Press secretary Sean Spicer would take a diminished public role, while Mr. Trump would take more opportunities to engage directly with his supporters via campaign rallies, social media appearances such as Facebook Live videos, and interviews with friendly news organisations, the NYT reported . [Full Article...]

North Korea's missile programme progressing faster: Defence Minister

North Korea's missile programme progressing faster: Defence Minister U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley accused North Korea on Tuesday of intimidating the entire worldwide community with its nuclear program, military ability and cyberattacks, and said any country that doesn't implement United Nations sanctions is supporting Pyongyang's actions. [Full Article...]

UK opposition leader Corbyn says he would ensure Brexit deal

On the issue of the monarchy, Mr Corbyn rejected suggestions he would abolish it, declaring: "It's not on anybody's agenda, it's certainly not on my agenda". The Telegraph , perhaps unsurprisingly, takes a different stance suggesting that Mr Corbyn "ducked" a question on whether he would launch a drone strike, while the Times has a story about Mrs May's plans to "woo" the working class and f... [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande announces she will return to Manchester for a benefit concert

British police are ratcheting down on the release of information as officials decried the extent of details being leaked as they investigate a deadly concert bombing. Investigators are now working to determine if suspected bomber, Salman Abedi , was part of a much wider terror network . They include an 8-year-old girl, a Polish couple, and at least six teenagers. [Full Article...]

Officers respond to report of armed man at Orlando airport

Officers respond to report of armed man at Orlando airport Orlando International Airport first released information of the incident at 8:21 p.m. when it tweeted, "Incident ongoing involving man w/ weapon in terminal - Level 1 A-side, rental auto area". No one was hurt, but the terrifying situation created confusion and uncertainty as travellers posted video and photos online showing police at the airport with their weapons drawn. [Full Article...]

Philippine's President Duterte under fire for rape joke

Philippine's President Duterte under fire for rape joke But the recent violence has raised fears that extremism could be growing as smaller militant groups unify and align themselves with the Islamic State group. "We desire to free Marawi City of these evil forces and make way for a peaceful Ramadan for our citizens there who have supported our efforts". Military spokesman Brig. [Full Article...]


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