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Gaza militants strike Israel, drawing Israeli retaliation

Gaza militants strike Israel, drawing Israeli retaliation A large number of projectiles were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system, while sirens continue to disturb Israeli settlements bordering the Gaza Strip . Early Tuesday, some 28 mortar shells were fired toward Israel from the Gaza Strip. According to the Italian Disarmament Network, in 2014, Italy was the European Union's leading arms exporter to Israel and maintains strong ... [Full Article...]

Local attorneys file emergency worldwide request to stop family separations at border

Local attorneys file emergency worldwide request to stop family separations at border Either way, HHS has argued it is not legally responsible for what happens to the children after they leave its custody. "If you call a friend and they don't answer the phone, you don't assume that they've been kidnapped", Health and Human Services' Steven Wagner said . [Full Article...]

Hurricane Maria Killed Thousands More Than Katrina, Study Says

Hurricane Maria Killed Thousands More Than Katrina, Study Says In all, the researchers estimated during this period there were 4,645 more deaths than in the same period of 2016. The Harvard study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine , surveyed nearly 3,300 randomly selected Puerto Rican households, and found mortality rates leaped 62 percent from September 20th through the end of 2017, compared with the year before. [Full Article...]

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy loses no-confidence vote

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy loses no-confidence vote To prevent a power vacuum after a no-confidence motion that saw Mariano Rajoy ousted, Spanish law makes the motion's author - in this case, Sanchez - the country's new leader as soon as the king swears him in. Many Spanish voters, exasperated by corruption scandals involving the traditional centre-right PP and centre-left Socialist parties, have abandoned them for newcomers like the left-wing Po... [Full Article...]

Trump vows to block German luxury marques from the US

Trump vows to block German luxury marques from the US This news follows news last week that Trump had already asked Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to launch an investigation into the national secret threat posed by imported cars, trucks, and auto parts, as well as wanting to add 25 percent tariffs on imported vehicles. [Full Article...]

Trump looks to push German carmakers out of US

Trump looks to push German carmakers out of US Tariffs would presumably have a negative impact on German auto sales in the U.S., though Mercedes-Benz and its peers already manufacture some of their US-market vehicles in American factories. Japanese automakers export almost three times as many vehicles to the USA, at about 1.7 million in 2017, compared to 657,000 German cars, trucks and crossovers, according to German auto trade group VDA. [Full Article...]

WW3 WARNING: China ‘INTIMIDATING neighbours’ - Mattis pledges US will 'compete vigorously'

WW3 WARNING: China ‘INTIMIDATING neighbours’ - Mattis pledges US will 'compete vigorously' I believe China has more in common with Pacific Ocean nations, the United States and India than they have in common with Russian Federation. Mattis on Saturday referred to that disinvitation as an "initial response" to China, but he did not outline any additional steps that may be taken. [Full Article...]

Pushing the envelope: Why was Kim's letter for Trump so big?

Pushing the envelope: Why was Kim's letter for Trump so big? Meanwhile, President Trump will also meet Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Washington on June 7. Kim Yong-chol is among the most senior officials in North Korea, a rank for which he was previously blacklisted by the US. US President Donald Trump with North Korea's envoy, former military intelligence chief Kim Yong Chol . President Donald Trump says he won't impose any additional ... [Full Article...]

We almost won 7-year Syrian war, says Assad

We almost won 7-year Syrian war, says Assad President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan received Assad's main backer Russian President Vladimir Putin's special envoy for Syria , Alexander Lavrentiev, yesterday, at the presidential complex in Ankara. Trump has also blamed his predecessor for supporting Syrian rebels trying to oust Assad after a 2011 uprising, saying in 2015 that "Assad may be bad, but we have absolutely no idea who these people are ... [Full Article...]

China vows to fight back against US trade attacks

China vows to fight back against US trade attacks He acknowledged the USA had limited options for keeping China from developing its domestic industries, but said "what we can do is we can stop them from putting our high-tech industries out of business with the tariffs". In return, the Commerce Department lifted a seven-year ban on ZTE's purchase of USA components that it imposed earlier in May. China slammed the U.S. [Full Article...]

Putin’s meeting with North Korean leader may be held

Putin’s meeting with North Korean leader may be held President Trump on Friday said the June 12th summit in Singapore with North Korea is back on , after meeting with top North Korean official Kim Yong Chol for more than an hour in the Oval Office. North Korea and the United States are working to salvage their high-stakes summit originally scheduled for June 12 in Singapore. In a letter addressed to Mr Kim, Mr Trump cited Pyongyang's "tr... [Full Article...]

Man ordered to move out of parents' home finalizing moving plans

Man ordered to move out of parents' home finalizing moving plans Michael Rotondo , 30, prepares to leave his parents' house in Camillus, N.Y., Friday, June 1, 2018. The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports Rotondo called 911 on Tuesday, saying a person had called his phone from a restricted number to call him a "loser". [Full Article...]

Visa suffers ‘service disruption’ across Europe

AIB said: "We are aware of intermittent issues with AIB cards today". It encouraged customers to try contactless transactions as they had "a better chance of going through". Visa competitor MasterCard, which has a smaller presence in Europe, reported no problems in its network. However, in the neighbouring store, transactions were being processed without any problems. [Full Article...]

Trump again expresses regret for choosing Jeff Sessions as attorney general

Trump again expresses regret for choosing Jeff Sessions as attorney general It wasn't the first time Trump has publicly criticized Sessions, dating back to previous year, when the former Alabama senator recused himself from the investigation into Russian activities during the 2016 presidential race. It was the latest evidence of Trump's ongoing pre-occupation with the probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller . Giuliani has frequently questioned the legitimacy of... [Full Article...]

Lions, tigers, jaguar and bear escape zoo in Germany

Lions, tigers, jaguar and bear escape zoo in Germany It is unclear what circumstances lead to the bear's death. Vets are said to be on sight as well as police and firefighters. A drone deployed to find the missing beasts - two lions, two tigers and a jaguar - finally located them within their caged areas, said regional authorities. [Full Article...]

Mike Pompeo cites 'real progress' after high-level talks with North Korea

Mike Pompeo cites 'real progress' after high-level talks with North Korea Kim was also known as the "toughest" North Korean negotiators in nuclear talks that broke down in 1992, according to the New York Times . Ahead of the meeting, Mr Pompeo had set out the USA position. That suggests Kim Yong Chol might have chosen to first go to NY because it would make it easier for him to communicate with officials in Pyongyang , North Korea's capital. [Full Article...]

Judge sets deadline for privilege search in Cohen case

Judge sets deadline for privilege search in Cohen case If you participate here, you would not be able to declare your opinion as to Mr. Cohen's guilt, which you did; you would not be able to give publicity to documents that are not public. Avenatti pointed to that motion, rather than the judge's skepticism Wednesday, in explaining why he suddenly withdrew. "There's no evidence that we did anything improper", Avenatti said. [Full Article...]

Trump contradicts himself, claims he didn't fire Comey 'because of Russia'

Trump contradicts himself, claims he didn't fire Comey 'because of Russia' Rosenstein helped provide a cover story by writing about the Clinton investigation. The statement contradicts what Trump told NBC Nightly News's Lester Holt a year ago in a televised interview . Last May, the White House said Trump used letters from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Rosenstein that cited Comey's handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of private em... [Full Article...]

Russia offers Ukraine help in probing journalist's murder

Russia offers Ukraine help in probing journalist's murder Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko , centre, with the head of Ukraine's security service Vasyl Grytsak, left, and prosecutor general Yuri Lutsenko. A statement from the Ukrainian embassy in London said "the perpetrator of a crime" had been arrested and that Ukraine will "bring organisers to justice". [Full Article...]

Alberto brings landslides to North Carolina after killing 2

Alberto brings landslides to North Carolina after killing 2 Tuesday night, McDowell Emergency Services declared the Lake Tahoma dam an "imminent threat" and ordered a mandatory evacuation for around 2,000 people. At the Buncombe-McDowell County line, two westbound lanes and one eastbound lane of Interstate 40 near Mile Marker 67 were closed by a mudslide. Cooper has announced a state of emergency for mountain counties, where flooding and mudslides are ... [Full Article...]


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