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Donald Trump again accuses Barack Obama of spying on him, without evidence

Donald Trump again accuses Barack Obama of spying on him, without evidence The theory was given more fuel Wednesday by a line in a New York Times story, which said "at least one government informant met several times with Mr. His team has been weighing whether to allow Mr Trump to sit for an interview with Mr Mueller. McCarthy, a contributing editor at the National Review , wrote an article published last week headlined "Did the FBI Have a Spy in the Trump ... [Full Article...]

Modi, Putin talks to focus on terror, regional issues

Modi, Putin talks to focus on terror, regional issues For its part, Russia's Kremlin manifested that Assad had expressed his willingness to Putin to start a political compromise to solve the Syrian issue, following a meeting with Russian defense and foreign ministers. According to the Kremlin statement, Assad said "stability is improving" in Syria, "opening the door to the political process we started some time ago". [Full Article...]

Yanny or Laurel? Soundbite still has internet divided

Yanny or Laurel? Soundbite still has internet divided Sarah Huckabee Sanders disputes the videographer's initial claim: "Sarah, it's been reported that you hear Laurel, how you respond?" You've had to had seen it by now: The newest internet debate of Laurel versus Yanny. "People who are more attuned to the high frequencies are picking up on things that make it sound more like Yanny", linguist Ben Zimmer told CBS News. [Full Article...]

Kilauea volcano ash rains down on Hawai'i with more blasts predicted

Kilauea volcano ash rains down on Hawai'i with more blasts predicted Lava shoots into the night sky from active fissures on the lower east rift of the Kilauea volcano, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, near Pahoa, Hawaii. Scientists are warning this could be the first in a string of more violent explosive eruptions, with the next possibly occurring within hours. [Full Article...]

European Union shields businesses from fallout of Trump's nuclear sanctions on Iran

European Union shields businesses from fallout of Trump's nuclear sanctions on Iran European businesses will be sheltered from the fallout of Donald Trump's decision to pull the USA out of the Iran nuclear deal under a previously unused EU trade protection law. The Commission said in a statement it had "launched the formal process to activate the Blocking Statute by updating the list of USA sanctions on Iran falling within its scope", referring to an original European Union r... [Full Article...]

Riau police thwart attempt to conduct terror attack

Riau police thwart attempt to conduct terror attack The attack left one police officer dead and several wounded. The attacks have put Indonesia on edge - and sparked a string of foreign government travel advisories - as the world's biggest Muslim-majority country starts the holy fasting month of Ramadan from Thursday. [Full Article...]

Guatemala moves Israel embassy to Jerusalem, 2 days after US

Guatemala moves Israel embassy to Jerusalem, 2 days after US Guatemala, the second country to recognise Israel as a state in 1948, has had a long history of military cooperation with Israel. Morales said his country, Israel and the United States "share friendship, courage and loyalty". The Trump administration has said the city's final borders should be decided by the parties. Those relations are based on the commitment to worldwide law, United Nations re... [Full Article...]

Moktada al-Sadr Leads In Iraqi Election Count

Moktada al-Sadr Leads In Iraqi Election Count Security and commission sources had earlier said Abadi was leading the election, which was held on Saturday and is the first since the defeat of Daesh group in the country. He derives much of his authority from his family. Celebrations erupted in Baghdad's Sadr City, an impoverished quarter that is home to some three million people and is named after the cleric's late father, Ayatollah Mohammad ... [Full Article...]

David Tepper buys Carolina Panthers for NFL-record US$2.2 bn

David Tepper buys Carolina Panthers for NFL-record US$2.2 bn Tepper is replacing one of the old guard owners in Jerry Richardson who made a decision to sell after allegations of inappropriate conduct surfaced. Among them was Charlotte businessman Felix Sabates. She said she would be fighting to keep the team in Charlotte. Miami-based hedge fund manager David Tepper is clearly on track to become the next owner of the Carolina Panthers . [Full Article...]

Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Erupts, Destroys Homes

Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Erupts, Destroys Homes In addition, the geological service reported that the volcano's activity could increase, "anytime", she will be accompanied by new emissions and explosions near the crater of Kilauea . Here's a breakdown of the current status of Hawaii Island's tourism offerings. A group of eager golfers didn't seem fazed Tuesday by an erupting volcano as they sneaked in a few rounds on Hawaii's Big Island. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump pays hospital visit to recovering first lady Melania

Donald Trump pays hospital visit to recovering first lady Melania Will be leaving hospital in two or three days. "Thank you for so much love and support!" In this May 7, 2018 photo, First lady Melania Trump speaks on her initiatives during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. They're not common but tend to occur in middle-aged women and can cause problematic bleeding if they become large enough, said Dr Keith Kowalczyk of MedStar G... [Full Article...]

NSC Rejects Nawaz Sharif Statement About 2008 Mumbai Attack

NSC Rejects Nawaz Sharif Statement About 2008 Mumbai Attack Mr Sharif is facing ire for "harming national interests" from opponents as well as some of the estranged leaders from his Pakistan Muslims League-Nawaz (PML-N) party for allegedly supporting the Indian narrative on the attack case. He said the PML-N "rejects all assertions, direct or implied, made in the news report of Dawn ". "Why can't we complete the trial", said Sharif. Despite making sacrifi... [Full Article...]

PM Abadi calls for Iraq election recount, citing problems in Kirkuk

PM Abadi calls for Iraq election recount, citing problems in Kirkuk Although al-Sadr won't be prime minister because he himself didn't run in the election, he will have the power to name the next leader-and this could seriously influence Iraq's politics and policies. forces, and he is now calling for American troops to leave following last year's defeat of IS. Sadr and his militia played central roles in the wave of sectarian bloodshed that peaked in 2006-2007... [Full Article...]

Apple's California Self-Driving Car Test Fleet Continues to Grow

Apple's California Self-Driving Car Test Fleet Continues to Grow Code-named " Project Titan ", Apple's self-driving programme's fleet is reportedly made up of Lexus RX450h SUVs, each of which is fitted with huge racks of LIDAR and radar sensors as well as cameras. After starting with a secret operation to build a self-driving vehicle codenamed Project Titan in 2014, the project fell apart in two years. That gives it the second-largest fleet in the US, ahead of ... [Full Article...]

Turkey's Erdogan slams Netanyahu, calls Israel an 'apartheid state'

Turkey's Erdogan slams Netanyahu, calls Israel an 'apartheid state' In a response statement , Netanyahu said that " Erdo─čan is among Hamas's biggest supporters and there is no doubt that he well understands terrorism and slaughter". "The Jews go insane for Hitler when they see it", he said. Israel has said it is acting in self-defence to defend its borders and communities. [Full Article...]

US, China Discussing Deal on ZTE, Agricultural Tariffs

US, China Discussing Deal on ZTE, Agricultural Tariffs In a story May 13 about President Donald Trump's promise to help Chinese telecommunications company ZTE, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Amanda DeBusk is the chair of the global trade department at the law firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed. [Full Article...]

Dallas School Board okays $38.6 million preliminary budget

Dallas School Board okays $38.6 million preliminary budget Voters in the East Greenbush Central School District will head to the polls from 7 a.m.to 9 p.m.to vote on a proposed budget , which maintains all current programs and services, totals $94.3 million, an increase of 2.29% from previous year. [Full Article...]

Pompeo: US to lift sanctions if N.Korea dismantles nuclear weapons program

Pompeo: US to lift sanctions if N.Korea dismantles nuclear weapons program North Korea has begun dismantling the country's only known nuclear test site, according to satellite photos, following through on a promise made by leader Kim Jong-un ahead of his meeting with Donald Trump . "No president has ever put America in a position where the North Korean leadership thought that this was truly possible, that the Americans would actually do this, would lead to the place w... [Full Article...]

DR Congo: 2 kidnapped British tourists released

DR Congo: 2 kidnapped British tourists released On April 9, five rangers and a driver were killed in an ambush in the park. More than 175 rangers have died protecting Virunga National Park, which is located in the rugged mountains and volcanic plains adjacent to neighouring Rwanda and Uganda. [Full Article...]

Man and young boy critically injured in aircraft crash in County Offaly

Man and young boy critically injured in aircraft crash in County Offaly Emergency services are at the scene of Sunday afternoon's crash in Co Offaly. The plane crashed near Mount Lucas shortly before 2.30pm on Sunday afternoon, May 13. The Air Accident Investigation Unit has confirmed it is investigating the circumstances of the crash. Eddie Fitzpatrick, a local councillor, added the airfield is popular for parachuting and "fundraising jumpers". [Full Article...]


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