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Three fishermen dead after explosion in South China Sea

Three fishermen dead after explosion in South China Sea The US has revoked the Chinese navy's invitation to participate in the RIMPAC 2018 naval drills, citing Beijing's militarization of disputed islands in the South China Sea. China claims the self-ruling island nation as one of its own provinces and has repeatedly threatened to take it by force. The Rim of the Pacific, which the Defense Department calls the world's biggest global maritime exerci... [Full Article...]

Trump blasts Comey, Clapper, McCabe over 'SPYGATE'

Trump blasts Comey, Clapper, McCabe over 'SPYGATE' Yates condemned the President's demand as an escalation of his efforts to direct the Justice Department's investigative activities "to a different and more risky level" that threatened the public's confidence in the agency. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement that "I can not and will not comment on a classified session" and that "I look forward to the prompt completion... [Full Article...]

China slams U.S. warships in South China Sea as 'a provocation'

China slams U.S. warships in South China Sea as 'a provocation' The two ships passed within 12 miles of four islands - Tree, Lincoln, Triton and Woody - according to a USA defence official. It said the Chinese military "immediately dispatched warships to identify and inspect the American ships according to law, and warned them to depart". [Full Article...]

Taiwan sends aircraft to shadow Chinese bomber planes

Taiwan sends aircraft to shadow Chinese bomber planes The US remains democratic Taiwan's most powerful ally and leading arms supplier, although it gave up official diplomatic ties in 1979 to recognise Beijing . Tsai said, adding that Taiwan wouldn't counter Chinese "dollar diplomacy" with similar tactics. Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu tendered his resignation after Burkina Faso's announcement, but said today that he would stay on in the po... [Full Article...]

Northern Ireland religious leaders speak out over abortion vote

Northern Ireland religious leaders speak out over abortion vote Mary Lou McDonald, president of the Sinn Fein party, which campaigned on the yes side, said Ireland has "without doubt done right by Irish women for this generation and many to come". "That would be wrong". "Yes" voters want to repeal the eighth amendment, which was voted into the constitution through a public referendum in 1983 and bans almost all abortion. [Full Article...]

Severe weather, flash flooding affecting Ellicott City

Severe weather, flash flooding affecting Ellicott City Two people died as a result. Dozens of local businesses and hundreds of cars were destroyed as a result of the floods. In July 2016, Ellicott City received 17 centimetres of rain over a two-to-three-hour period . "If you are trapped, we are coming", Howard County Fire & EMS tweeted . Some people had to evacuate to the roofs of buildings until first responders could come to their aid. [Full Article...]

PM-designate gives up attempt to form populist government

PM-designate gives up attempt to form populist government Italy's Prime Minister-in-waiting Giuseppe Conte has quit attempts to form a government following President Sergio Mattarella's blocking of his choice for economy minister. The League and 5-Star have said Savona should not be judged on his opinions, but on his credentials. Reuters reported that Carlo Cottarelli, a former International Monetary Fund official, was being summoned for a meeting ... [Full Article...]

Woman held captive slips note to veterinary employee

Woman held captive slips note to veterinary employee Floyd beat Reichle so badly that she spent all of Thursday laid up in bed with a head injury, according to authorities. While at DeLand Animal Hospital, she is believed to have slipped a note to a staff member asking for help. "Call the cops. My boyfriend is threatening me", the note read. Please don't let him know, ' according to ABC News . - Volusia County deputies say a terrified Carol... [Full Article...]

Will Power wins 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500

Will Power wins 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 Will Power won the race in it's 102nd running , edging out Ed Carpenter at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. "I was wondering if I would ever win here", Power said in a post-race interview on ABC . "We'll certainly take a good luck at that for sure", Penske said. Power's win gave Roger Penske, 81, his 17th victory in the Indianapolis 500. She spent the last few months getting re-acclimated ... [Full Article...]

American Citizen Held in Venezuela Released, Trump Announces

American Citizen Held in Venezuela Released, Trump Announces In the Holt transaction, both sides appear to have gotten what they want: the release of the prisoner for the USA, and the appearance of legitimacy for Maduro. Sen. Hatch commented on the historic nature of the day, praising Trump for the "great things he was doing" for the country. "You better really live a good life", Hatch told Holt at the White House, drawing chuckles from Holt's family and ... [Full Article...]

Israeli tank fire kills three Gazans as injured soldier dies

Israeli tank fire kills three Gazans as injured soldier dies Around mid-afternoon local time, the army said it had fired at four Palestinians who crossed into Israel from Gaza and hurled incendiary objects at Israeli troops. No Israelis have been killed in the clashes. A relative of a Palestinian who was killed at the Israel-Gaza border reacts at a hospital, in the southern Gaza Strip May 6, 2018. [Full Article...]

Bomb rips through Mississauga restaurant, injuring at least 15

Bomb rips through Mississauga restaurant, injuring at least 15 The shopping plaza in which the explosion took place has been sealed off, Peel Regional Police said in a tweet . The motives behind the attack are unknown but two male suspects are now being investigated., although Peel Regional Police Chief Jennifer said: "There is no indication this is a terrorist act [and] no indication this is a hate crime". [Full Article...]

White House team to go to Singapore for Trump-Kim summit prep

Mr Trump said things were "moving along very nicely". It looks like Trump didn't tell anyone before he made a decision to pull out of the summit. "So we'll see what happens". Trump said the North Korean summit is still happening, even though he announced Thursday that it was cancelled. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement Saturday, "The White House pre-advance team ... [Full Article...]

Abe backs Trump's cancellation of U.S.-N. Korea summit

Abe backs Trump's cancellation of U.S.-N. Korea summit Mr. Moon, who returned to Seoul on Thursday morning after meeting Mr. Trump in Washington in a bid to keep the high-stakes U.S. The prime minister said he plans to hold talks with Trump over the telephone soon after returning to Japan. [Full Article...]

Trump again pushes claim Federal Bureau of Investigation informant planted for political purposes

Trump again pushes claim Federal Bureau of Investigation informant planted for political purposes Then Republicans try to twist the mobilization of those resources to give them the answer they're seeking. He has a responsibility to be accurate and measured - a responsibility he's continually failed to meet. He went on to liken Trump's tactics to a flesh-eating bacteria. Dowd sent Mueller's team a 20-page letter to reject the interview and laid out the constitutional reasons Trump shouldn't h... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump says summit with Kim Jong Un still on the cards

Donald Trump says summit with Kim Jong Un still on the cards It's moving along pretty well, so we'll see what happens", Trump told reporters at the White House during a meeting with a U.S. prisoner freed by Venezuela. Moon said Sunday that the North's disarmament could be still be a hard process even if Pyongyang, Washington and Seoul don't differ over what "complete denuclearization" of the peninsula means. [Full Article...]

Early Irish referendum results show 66% voted to end abortion ban

Early Irish referendum results show 66% voted to end abortion ban The result is another hammer blow to the Roman Catholic Church's authority in Ireland , coming three years after referendum voters backed legalising same-sex marriage by 62 percent. "What Irish voters did yesterday is a tragedy of historic proportions ", the Save The 8th group said. In response to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern calling for abortion to be taken out of the Crimes Act a year a... [Full Article...]

Former SIU football player 'hero' in school shooting

Former SIU football player 'hero' in school shooting Multiple students and parents told IndyStar Friday that Seaman stepped in to stop the shooter. Jeremy Seaman said he wasn't surprised his brother, a former defensive end for Southern Illinois University, put his own safety at risk on behalf of his students. [Full Article...]

Harvey Weinstein charged with rape

Harvey Weinstein charged with rape About 90 minutes later, Weinstein left the police station in handcuffs, flanked by two officers. The complaint says that Weinstein had sexual intercourse with the woman, and that she "had clearly expressed her lack of consent to the act". [Full Article...]

Joshua Holt, American Held In Venezuela, Is Welcomed Home

Joshua Holt, American Held In Venezuela, Is Welcomed Home Eva Golinger, a New York-based immigration lawyer once dubbed the "sweetheart" of Venezuela's socialist revolution by former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, said on Twitter that Maduro freed Holt as a gesture to gain legitimacy and win the lifting of USA sanctions. [Full Article...]


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