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NASA launching sounding rocket to create artificial clouds tonight

NASA launching sounding rocket to create artificial clouds tonight The flight time of the rocket will be about 8 minutes. If the weather cooperates, the NASA facility on Wallops Island, Virginia, on the Delmarva peninsula will try again to launch a research rocket after 9 p.m. NASA ground stations at Wallops Island and Duck, N.C., will track the clouds so scientists can learn more Earth's ionosphere, a layer at the top of the atmosphere of charged particles tha... [Full Article...]

Merkel assumes May will stick to Brexit talks plan

Almost a year after the Britain's watershed referendum, when voters opted to leave the 27-state bloc, the long-awaited Brexit talks are still technically slated to begin June 19. "We want to negotiate quickly, we want to stick to the time plan, and so at this point I don't think there is anything to suggest these negotiations can not start as was agreed". [Full Article...]

Mattis presses China on North Korea, South China Sea

North Korea has carried out two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since the beginning of a year ago in its quest to develop a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental United States . While Trump has said that he is confident that Chinese President Xi Jinping will "try very hard" pressure Pyongyang, a Chinese trade partner, Mattis made it sound it less certain ... [Full Article...]

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn grilled by voters

She said she would "deliver on the will of the people" and also "make sure we make a success" of Brexit. Ms May has faced some criticism for declining to directly debate Mr Corbyn or any of the leaders of the smaller parties. Corbyn was challenged about his attitude towards the nuclear deterrent and May was asked about her plans for a post-Brexit deal with Europe. The Labour Party has also r... [Full Article...]

Trump declares 'total vindication' in tweet on Comey

In stunning public testimony Thursday, James Comey acknowledged arranging for a friend to leak details of a conversation Comey had with President Trump - the February 14 Oval Office encounter in which Trump said he hoped the FBI director could "drop" the bureau's investigation of fired national security adviser Michael Flynn , according to Comey's contemporaneous notes. [Full Article...]

Northern Ireland party agrees to May's minority government

The Conservative confidently asked the country for a "stronger mandate", calculating that her party's commanding lead in opinion polls would translate into a landslide victory, vindicating her Brexit strategy. I'm very proud to lead this party. The Independentchronicles party leader Forster's views on this issue, "I could not care less what people get up to in terms of their sexuality, that's ... [Full Article...]

Apple's latest iOS update will render older iPhones, iPads obsolete

Users have the option of sending an auto reply to contacts listed in "Favorites" to let them know they are driving and cannot respond while the vehicle is moving. Apple claims the new file formats will take up 50 percent less storage space, without sacrificing any image quality. Those using iOS 11 on their iPad are treated to even more updates. [Full Article...]

'Govt. is forcing everyone into silence': Rahul

'Govt. is forcing everyone into silence': Rahul While attending a National Herald newspaper inauguration event, he said the central government is responsible for "forcing everyone into silence with Dalits being beaten up, minorities frightened and journalists and bureaucrats threatened", reported news agency PTI. [Full Article...]

Trump won't say if Comey conversations were taped

The term quickly became a trending topic on Twitter. "Captain America" actor Chris Evans quickly weighed in, saying he wanted Comey's phrase on a T-shirt. Mr Comey arranged the leak on May 15th after he was sacked and after the May 3rd hearing so it would not be in direct conflict with that testimony. [Full Article...]

DUP agrees 'confidence' deal with Conservatives in UK

Ruth Davidson has been told by the prime minister that any Conservative deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) will not affect LGBTI rights. A stream of Conservative lawmakers walked into 10 Downing St. The Conservative Party has depended on Irish politicians before: Prime Minister John Major relied on support from the Ulster Unionist Party to shore up his tiny majority in 1992-1997. [Full Article...]

South Africa's Zungu says team played smart to beat Super Eagles

South Africa's Zungu says team played smart to beat Super Eagles Two second half goals saw the visitors claim the win. The first goal , a header came from the right, through a cross from the South African right-back. After a quiet spell in the first half, the home side went close to breaking the deadlock in the 21st minute when Kelechi Iheanacho teed up Etebo, who fired wide from 10-yards out. [Full Article...]

Macron confirms third French victim in London attack

Macron confirms third French victim in London attack Thomas, 45, was walking with his girlfriend over the bridge when the attack began on Saturday night. Thomas' girlfriend Christine Delcros was reportedly among those seriously injured. British Prime Minister Theresa May said police also are still working to determine the identities of all the victims, but that so far it is known they include people of several nationalities. [Full Article...]

UK: DUP agrees to 'confidence and supply' deal to support Conservatives

UK: DUP agrees to 'confidence and supply' deal to support Conservatives The previous record was 191 in 2015. May's Downing Street office said on Sunday she had spoken with Northern Ireland's pro-Brexit, socially conservative Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ) to discuss finalising a deal when parliament returns on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Britain's May seeks deal to cling to power

Britain's May seeks deal to cling to power Barwell was one of the Conservative lawmakers who lost his seat in Thursday's election, which saw the party lose its parliamentary majority. Since 2015, when the Conservatives attained a House of Commons majority, the two parties have developed a working relationship. [Full Article...]

Hung parliament would be a blow to Brexit negotiations

With Home Secretary Amber Rudd, Brexit Secretary David Davis, and Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon all retaining their posts, there was speculation any reshuffle could be limited to replacing the eight ministers who lost their seats in the election. [Full Article...]

US airstrike in Somalia targets al-Shabab militants, killing at least eight

US airstrike in Somalia targets al-Shabab militants, killing at least eight Africa Command (Africom) vowed to intensify onslaught against Al-Shabaab militants in order to protect people including Americans, saying the militants have taken advantage of safe haven to kill and maim people. Toward the end of the Obama administration, the White House signed off on a proposal to deem al-Shabab an affiliate of al-Qaida. 'This was a successful strike that destroyed a key Al-Sha... [Full Article...]

Presidential spokesman says Israel destroys any chance of peace

Only three in ten Jewish Israelis think Israel's control of the West Bank amounts to "an occupation ", a new poll has shown. Palestinians want the West Bank as part of their future independent state. However, Israel has been building more and more settlements on those territories, making it hard to establish the state of Palestine. Israel says the payments are a reward and encouragement for... [Full Article...]

Tottering Theresa May names new UK Cabinet as critics circle

Tottering Theresa May names new UK Cabinet as critics circle He also insisted he had no ambition on taking the top job, telling Good Morning Britain: "I am not interested". And I think that's what's important, I think that's what the public would expect. The timing is challenging, with Britain due to start negotiating the terms of its exit from the European Union with the bloc's 27 other members on June 19. [Full Article...]

Peace returns to Mandsaur; MP CM ends fast

Peace returns to Mandsaur; MP CM ends fast His wife Sadhna Singh, higher education minister Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya, home minister Bhupendra Singh, women and child welfare minister Archana Chitnis and senior Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) leader Raghunandan Sharma are present with him. [Full Article...]

Macron's party leads in French parliamentary elections

The election took place amid heightened security after a series of devastating terror attacks in recent years. Some experts say the low turnout reflects fatalism among Macron's opponents in the face of his seemingly unstoppable advance. [Full Article...]

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