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Flint airport maintenance worker credited with saving officer's life

Flint airport maintenance worker credited with saving officer's life Couillard said fighting terrorism is a responsibility that must be shared by everyone, including Muslims. The attack Wednesday at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan , is being investigated as an act of terrorism , but authorities have no indication at this time that the suspect was involved in a "wider plot", said FBI Special Agent in Charge David Gelios . [Full Article...]

Trump set to roll back Obama policy on Cuba

On Friday, President Donald Trump will unveil his plan to walk back several facets of President Barack Obama's foreign policy when it comes to the nation of Cuba. The order would allow continued expenditure linked to operations at the Guantanamo Naval Base against the will of the Cuban people and Government, and would also keep the corresponding funds for the U.S. [Full Article...]

Current, former US officials detail Russian cyberattacks

Current, former US officials detail Russian cyberattacks The Senate committee was hearing from officials at the Homeland Security Department and the FBI's counterintelligence division. Federal officials told lawmakers at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Wednesday they have determined that Russian Federation interfered with election-related platforms prior to the US presidential elections in 2016, The Hill reported Wednesday . [Full Article...]

Saudi king clears path to throne for son in surprise shake up

The website of English-language news agency Press TV ran a lengthy article that denounced Mohammed bin Salman's hand in policy, including the "bloody military campaign" in Yemen and the "extensive and jarring economic shake-up" now underway in Saudi Arabia. [Full Article...]

Russian hackers targeted 21 states in election

Russian hackers targeted 21 states in election But Liles said the intelligence community concluded that a variety of factors "made it likely that cyber manipulation of the USA election system created to change the outcome of the United States election would be detected". In retrospect, Johnson said he wished "he had camped out with a sleeping bag" in front of the Democratic National Committee to get them to take seriously warnings that t... [Full Article...]

House blocks consideration of marijuana bill

Provided Gov. Cuomo puts pen to paper and signs this valuable bill into law, vets and "victims of violent crime" could soon find they have a new option for treating their debilitating condition, according to the state website . Senators can review the draft bill over the weekend, and Jehlen will be available to answer questions and listen to concerns from Senate members on Monday. [Full Article...]

Dianne Feinstein 'Increasingly Concerned' Donald Trump Will Try to Fire Investigators

Trump is accused of firing FBI director James Comey over his refusal to steer the Russian Federation investigation away from former national security advisor and Trump ally Mike Flynn. The special counsel's interviews with the senior officials will likely focus on Trump's firing of Comey and what motivated him. Raw Story's Sarah K. [Full Article...]

China's dog meat festival opens despite ban rumours

China's dog meat festival opens despite ban rumours From there, a lengthy standoff ensued that lasted well into the night with hundreds of volunteers facing off against police, urging them to enforce China's animal control laws and let the dogs go free. "Ending the Yulin dog meat festival will be made up of smaller victories such as this and it's important that we recognise when progress has been made", said HSI spokeswoman Wendy Higgins. [Full Article...]

Di Maria agrees deal in Spain over tax fraud

Angel Di Maria risks going to jail if he doesn't pay the sum of 1.76 million pounds for tax fraud which he has accepted to be guilty of. The former Manchester United winger admitted two separate counts of fraud which each carry a six-month sentence. [Full Article...]

Theresa May's gamble fails in Britain's snap elections

Theresa May's gamble fails in Britain's snap elections Sanders is the first USA politician to weigh in on the results. May had advocated a " hard Brexit " - a withdrawal that includes a clean break from the European Union's single market and customs union. The party has campaigned against the decriminalising homosexuality in the past and could alienate the more liberal wing of the Tory party. It is due to present its platform for the next session ... [Full Article...]

Australia Halts Airstrikes In Syria After Russian Threat

Australia Halts Airstrikes In Syria After Russian Threat The June 8 shoot-down of an Iranian drone over Syria was the first USA air-to-air engagement since February 2009. The Pentagon stated that the unmanned aerial vehicle of the Assad regime was a threat because it had weapons on board and was in close proximity to the forces of the US-led worldwide coalition. [Full Article...]

Two men die as crane collapses in Crewe

Two men die as crane collapses in Crewe One man, believed to be the crane driver, was released and taken to hospital by air ambulance, Cheshire Fire and Rescue said. Emergency services remained at the scene this afternoon, including the fire service's major incident unit. The Health and Safety Executive have been informed . Construction giant Seddon say they are investigating after two workers were killed at a construction site. [Full Article...]

Kovind to file nomination tomorrow; Modi, NDA CMs to be there

A senior Congress leader, who did not wish to be named, said opposition leaders were not happy with JD-U's decision to back the NDA nominee. Some opposition leaders, including CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury and Congress veteran Ahmed Patel, on Thursday met at NCP leader Sharad Pawar's residence. [Full Article...]

No conclusion yet on US student's cause of death

While visiting the hermit state in 2016, Warmbier was jailed for trying to steal a propaganda poster. Otto returned from 17 months of imprisonment in North Korea last week. "In regards to the president's view of North Korea, I believe he represents the American people's view of North Korea right now", Mattis said of Mr. [Full Article...]

Iran: OPEC Considers Cutting Deeper As US Shale Beats Forecasts

Iran: OPEC Considers Cutting Deeper As US Shale Beats Forecasts The Iranian minister spoke highly of OPEC's performance in arriving at a consensus to cut output and help prop up prices. "But making decisions in this organisation is very hard because any decision will mean production cuts for the members". [Full Article...]

Moscow accuses US-led coalition of terror 'complicity' over downed Syria drone

Moscow accuses US-led coalition of terror 'complicity' over downed Syria drone The US-led coalition has been conducting airstrikes against what are said to be the positions of Daesh terrorists inside Syria since September 2014 without any authorization from the Damascus government or a United Nations mandate. The U.S. military has repeatedly warned forces fighting on Assad's side to stay away from a "deconfliction zone", agreed with Russian Federation, near a garrison ... [Full Article...]

US pushing China to rein in companies that deal with NKorea

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Trump at the President's private Florida estate in April, a meeting that both leaders said warmed relations between the countries. patience with Pyongyang is running out, Pentagon chief James Mattis said Wednesday. Senior diplomatic officials said the plan is to use trade as a weapon against China. [Full Article...]

Tropical storm Cindy threatens Gulf Coast

The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) continues 24/7 operations in the state emergency operations center as the threat of Tropical Storm Cindy continues. Tornadoes, high surf and strong rip currents are predicted as the storm spreads north and east, resulting in heavy rain and potential flooding as far north as Ohio Valley. [Full Article...]

Freed US student `brutalised´ by North Korea captors - father

North Korea officials say the coma resulted from botulism and a sleeping pill. He hasn't spoken to the media since returning and USA officials have referred most questions to Warmbier's family. The "quiet diplomacy", as the State Department put it, came at a time of North Korean missile tests and increasing us pressure on Kim Jong Un's totalitarian government. [Full Article...]

Puerto Ricans vote overwhelmingly to apply for U.S. statehood

Congress will have to approve the outcome of Sunday's referendum . Chanting " Puerto Rico Not for Sale ", people marched in front of their idol, while others called on the United States to release of the nation's " political prisoners ". If made a state, Puerto Rico would be the poorest of the 51 states. Still, the fate of the University of Puerto Rico is not clear. "Others blame the USA for the ... [Full Article...]


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