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US following through on 25 percent Chinese tariff

The latest talks focus on United States claims of intellectual property theft by China . Officials published a first draft of the list this spring with about 1,300 items, including medical devices and industrial machinery, triggering a period for comments and feedback. [Full Article...]

Trump confirms NKorean official headed to NY

Trump confirms NKorean official headed to NY Trump appeared to take credit for the recent developments, callingKim Yong Chol's visit, "a solid response to my letter". General Kim Yong Chol landed at Beijing airport on Tuesday and will journey on to NY on Wednesday, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency . [Full Article...]

French President Macron grants 'Spider-Man' citizenship for saving child from balcony

French President Macron grants 'Spider-Man' citizenship for saving child from balcony He said he heard the honking of horns and people in the streets shouting and didn't stop to think, running across the road to save the small boy . "And thank God, I saved him", Gassama said. The four-year-old's father, who had left him in the fourth-floor flat and gone shopping, faces charges of failing to look after his child, reports say. [Full Article...]

TV anchor, photojournalist killed when tree falls on vehicle

TV anchor, photojournalist killed when tree falls on vehicle Fire chief Geoff Tennant had recorded an interview with the pair minutes before he received the emergency call. The tree that fell on the SUV was about 3 feet in diameter, said Tennant, who had spoken to the two journalists about 10 minutes earlier at a news conference . [Full Article...]

Roman Abramovich becomes Israeli citizen after United Kingdom delays visa renewal

Roman Abramovich becomes Israeli citizen after United Kingdom delays visa renewal The Russian's United Kingdom visa expired recently and sources close to the billionaire claim the renewal process is dragging out. Abramovich, 51, would be the richest person in Israel. As a new Israeli repatriate, Abramovich will enjoy a ten-year tax holiday, the newspaper said. Mr Abramovich is now in Tel Aviv but a spokesman would not comment on media reports that his citizenship had been... [Full Article...]

U.S. officials in summit planning talks with North Koreans in DMZ

U.S. officials in summit planning talks with North Koreans in DMZ The American president said the summit could go ahead as planned following a more appeasing statement from Pyongyang and productive talks with North Korean officials. Vice President Mike Pence as a "political dummy". The Moon and Trump administrations very much want the meeting, he said, "and Kim says he wants a summit, so it's going to happen". [Full Article...]

Lava flow stalls, sparing Hawaii geothermal plant from more damage

Lava flow stalls, sparing Hawaii geothermal plant from more damage The Hawaii Civil Defence Agency said the wells "are stable and secure", and Hawaii's Gov. David Ige said the plant was "sufficiently safe" from the lava that has plowed through backyards and streets and burned dozens of homes. At least 82 homes have been destroyed in the southeast corner of the Big Island and about 2,000 people have been evacuated since Kilauea's once-in-a-century eruption start... [Full Article...]

Feelings remain raw as Alberta seeks progress on Trans Mountain project

Feelings remain raw as Alberta seeks progress on Trans Mountain project The dispute over Kinder Morgan's ( KMI , OTCPK:KMLGF ) Trans Mountain pipeline still loomed large at today's Western Premiers Conference in Yellowknife, NWT, as Alberta's representatives did not sign the communique out of the meeting because it did not include a statement of shared support of the pipeline. [Full Article...]

Florida declares state of emergency over Subtropical Storm Alberto

Florida declares state of emergency over Subtropical Storm Alberto Phil Bryant authorized the use of the National Guard, his office said in a statement . A view of a partially flooded farm as Subtropical Storm Alberto passes by the west coast of Cuba, in Bahia Honda, Cuba, May 26, 2018. Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Mobile, Alabama, warned residents along coastal Alabama and MS as well as the Florida Panhandle to brace for heavy rain and... [Full Article...]

Flash floods rush through Ellicott City, Maryland, trapping residents

Flash floods rush through Ellicott City, Maryland, trapping residents Governor Larry Hogan toured the area and promised "every bit of assistance we possibly can". Kittleman said the damage was significant and appeared to him to be worse than the flooding two years ago. There were not immediately any reports of injuries or fatalities. The newspaper reports that the swirling waters reached the second flood of one building at its height. [Full Article...]

Subtropical Storm Alberto Prompts Emergency Declarations in Florida, Mississippi, Alabama

Subtropical Storm Alberto Prompts Emergency Declarations in Florida, Mississippi, Alabama Alberto , the first named Atlantic storm of 2018 which spun up days before the formal start of the hurricane season, is forecast to pack maximum sustained winds near 50 miles per hour (85 kph) and dump as much as 12 inches (30 cm) of rain, slamming an area from MS to western Georgia, it said. [Full Article...]

Lava flow enters Hawaii geothermal plant property

Lava flow enters Hawaii geothermal plant property Authorities expect that number to increase as eruptions continue on Kilauea's lower east rift zone. "Trade winds are expected to diminish Sunday evening, which could expand the area impacted by vog", it said in a statement. "That well, along with a second well 100 feet away, are stable and secured, and are being monitored", emergency officials said in a 6 p.m. statement. [Full Article...]

Woman escapes armed boyfriend by slipping note to veterinarian

Woman escapes armed boyfriend by slipping note to veterinarian Floyd refused to let Reichle leave the home throughout the two days, until she hatched her escape plan Friday afternoon. A woman allegedly held captive at gunpoint by her boyfriend has managed to escape by raising the alarm with a note she slipped to a vet. [Full Article...]

Maryland community heartbroken after second flood in 2 years

Howard County Fire and EMS compared the situation to a flash flood in 2016 that left two people dead and forced Ellicott City to rebuild. "If you are trapped, we are coming", the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services tweeted at one point. [Full Article...]

Japan concerned about China's activities on East Sea

Japan concerned about China's activities on East Sea The U.S. Department of Defense has, after five years, chose to rescind an invitation for the Chinese People's Liberation Army-Navy (PLAN) to participate in the U.S. "We hope that the USA will change such a negative mindset", Wang added. China claims the waters and its islands virtually in their entirety, though Vietnam, the Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei also have overlapping ... [Full Article...]

Justice Department Holds Second, Bipartisan Briefing On Classified Russia Probe Information

Justice Department Holds Second, Bipartisan Briefing On Classified Russia Probe Information A White House official had told NPR earlier in the day the administration didn't understand why it might be a problem for Kelly to be present at the meetings, at which top law enforcement and intelligence officials were to present secret information about the Department of Justice Russia probe. [Full Article...]

Beijing military chiefs: USA warships 'seriously infringed' on China

Beijing military chiefs: USA warships 'seriously infringed' on China In a statement later on Sunday, China's defence ministry said the move "contravened Chinese and relevant worldwide law, seriously infringed upon Chinese sovereignty (and) harmed strategic mutual trust between the two militaries". China said "mutual trust between the two militaries" had been "harmed" as a result, and that it would "continue to take all necessary measures to defend the country's... [Full Article...]

U.S. accuses Beijing of changing status quo of China-Taiwan relations

U.S. accuses Beijing of changing status quo of China-Taiwan relations Taiwan's air force scrambled aircraft on Friday as Chinese bombers flew around the self-ruled island, just a few hours after Taiwan vowed not to be cowed having lost another diplomatic ally amid growing Chinese pressure. Mainland Affairs Council Deputy Minister Chiu Chui-cheng (邱垂正) said that Taiwanese with household registration in China and who hold Chinese passports would have their Republic of... [Full Article...]

Daughter's "Soul Consoled": Savita Halappanavar's Parents After Ireland Abortion Vote

Daughter's Luke Hussey, 25, who comes from a working-class family, said his family had jumped into the middle class nearly overnight during the boom, buying a auto and going on vacations to Spain. The group also called on the government to start immediately working on legislation. Ireland on Saturday voted to erase the stigma and burden of shame from hundreds of thousands of women who secretly had aborti... [Full Article...]

Gulf Coast braces for Subtropical Storm Alberto

Gulf Coast braces for Subtropical Storm Alberto According to Moss, for the most part, the rain will hold off Sunday , making it a great day for grilling out or trips to the pool. Doody said while this storm may be an isolated case, weather in the Bay State this Memorial Day weekend will be cooler than normal and fairly cloudy, though he suggests that you might want to stay away from beaches. [Full Article...]


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