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Qantas pressured to adopt one-China policy over Taiwan Qantas pressured to adopt one-China policy over Taiwan
- May 08, 2018

Chinese Foreign Ministry on Sunday reiterated that foreign-funded enterprises should respect China's sovereignty and territorial integrity. Hong Kong and Macau are special administrative regions of China, and have a certain level of autonomy apart from Beijing. (more...)
ZTE files formal petition with the USA to lift sanctions ZTE files formal petition with the USA to lift sanctions
- May 08, 2018

The company has said that the ban threatens its existence by cutting off access to US suppliers of key components like microchips. ZTE was previously fined for shipping telecommunication equipment to Iran and North Korea, and the US Commerce Department found that it subsequently paid full bonuses to the employees who conducted the transaction. (more...)
King Tut's Tomb Secrets Disappear King Tut's Tomb Secrets Disappear
- May 08, 2018

FILE - In this April 1, 2016 file photo, radar scanning experts scan a wall in King Tutankhamun's burial chamber in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt. In 2012, scientists confirmed that a dagger found among the treasures in King Tut's tomb was made with iron from a meteorite. Francesco Porcelli of the Polytechnic University of Turin, an Italian city boasting the world's second-largest collection of Egyptian artifacts after Cairo , presented the findings at the fourth Tutankhamun ... (more...)
Oil prices dip on rising United States crude inventories, record production
- May 08, 2018

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak also pledged Russia's 100 percent compliance in May with an OPEC-led pact to reduce production. Libya and Nigeria did not increase their production and Venezuelan circumstances are forcing reduction in production. (more...)
Protester Interrupts AG Jeff Sessions' News Conference, Calls Him an 'Evil Man' Protester Interrupts AG Jeff Sessions' News Conference, Calls Him an 'Evil Man'
- May 08, 2018

Families who are caught illegally entering the US will likely be broken up under a new border security policy that is now in effect, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday . He is expected to discuss immigration during a news conference there with with Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan. The Department of Justice says Sessions will hold a news conference Monday afternoon in San Diego. (more...)
Killer loose after Air National Guard member stabbed in road rage incident Killer loose after Air National Guard member stabbed in road rage incident
- May 08, 2018

Harter was driving his Chevy C71 truck near the junction of Missouri 291 and Interstate 470 at 7:30 p.m. local time (8:30 p.m. EDT) when he got into a confrontation with the driver of another vehicle, which stopped in front of his truck, eyewitnesses said . (more...)
Paris warns Air France's survival in the balance Paris warns Air France's survival in the balance
- May 08, 2018

The survival of Air France is in the balance, ' he added. By 1455 BST, Air France shares were 9.91% lower at €7.29. The government over the weekend said the French state, the largest shareholder with a 14 per cent stake, would not ride to the airline's rescue. (more...)
Chatra gangrape and murder: 14 people arrested for burning minor alive Chatra gangrape and murder: 14 people arrested for burning minor alive
- May 08, 2018

Senior police and state officials have descended on the village of Raja Kendua, 160km from the state capital of Ranchi , after the horrific case made national headlines. A heinous crime took an even more tragic turn after the parents of a Jharkhand teen sought justice for the gang-rape of their 16-year-old daughter. (more...)
Facebook Users Undeterred by Privacy Scandal Facebook Users Undeterred by Privacy Scandal
- May 08, 2018

According to the survey the social media website's reputation among users seems to have been tarnished very little. Despite a heated #DeleteFacebook movement on social media, only three percent said they have deleted Facebook. In an interview with Reuters, Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter said, "I have yet to read an article that says a single person has been harmed by the breach". (more...)
Hawaii Volcano Eruption Destroys Over Two Dozen Homes Hawaii Volcano Eruption Destroys Over Two Dozen Homes
- May 08, 2018

Authorities have locked down the Leilani Estates neighborhood in Pahoa, more than 25 miles from the Kilauea Volcano . It appeared to be the only damage from Friday's quake. He was forced back on Sunday when he saw smoke coming from cracks in the road on the approach to his house. Several small earthquakes also continue to rock the area since a 6.9 magnitude temblor hit on Friday , which Reuters reports was the strongest since 1975. (more...)
White House: Trump Will Not Attend US Embassy Opening in Jerusalem White House: Trump Will Not Attend US Embassy Opening in Jerusalem
- May 08, 2018

Other world powers have not done so, sidestepping one of the thorniest disputes between Israel and the Palestinians, who want their own state with East Jerusalem as the capital. Embassy in Jerusalem. Last month, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at least half a dozen countries are considering moving their embassies to Jerusalem, and pledged "preferential treatment" to the first 10 countries to do so. (more...)
Trump jumps into West Virginia Senate race, via Twitter
- May 08, 2018

The President adds his voice to the national Republicans who are anxious that Blankenship's upstart campaign could upend plans to run either Republican Rep. President Donald Trump has insisted his campaign did not collude with Russian Federation to help him win the election. They are "China people", Blankenship said in a recent ad . (more...)
First lady unveils First lady unveils "Be Best" campaign to address issues facing children
- May 08, 2018

As the White House Press Secretary held her briefing with reporters, Melania Trump was preparing a speech to formally announce her policy platform as First Lady. "I want to nurture and protect the most valuable part of our society and our future- children", the First Lady said. Trump confessed for the first time her aim to move forward with the topic, regardless of what could possibly be viewed as hypocrisy. (more...)
United Nations appeals for stability in Lebanon after vote United Nations appeals for stability in Lebanon after vote
- May 08, 2018

Hezbollah's powerful position in Lebanon reflects Iran's regional ascendancy in territory stretching through Iraq and Syria to Beirut. Longer term, it could affect Lebanon's chances of securing much-needed aid and loans from the United States and the global community. (more...)
Civic Center celebrates National Day of Prayer Civic Center celebrates National Day of Prayer
- May 07, 2018

No details about the order were given at the ceremony, but religious leaders were reminded of the work they do in caring for those in need and were assured by the president that their religious freedom would continue to be protected by the federal government . (more...)
Trump vows to protect gun ownership rights Trump vows to protect gun ownership rights
- May 07, 2018

The survivors' campaign has not led to major changes from the White House or the Republican-led Congress but Trump did briefly declare he would stand up to the powerful gun lobby. "The quickest way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun", Pence said Friday, echoing a favorite NRA slogan. Speaking about the deadly attack during his NRA Convention speech on May 4, Trump mimicked the terrifying moments people were brutally wounded and murdered in Paris and suggested that if "just ... (more...)
Local lawmakers react over upcoming special session on Greitens Local lawmakers react over upcoming special session on Greitens
- May 07, 2018

His accuser, a hairdresser with whom Greitens had sex several times in 2015 claims the then-Navy Reserve officer Greitens violently initiated the sexual encounter and then took photographs of the pair, threatening to release them if she spoke about their affair. (more...)
London Hospital 'A War Zone' From Knife Attacks Due To Gun Laws London Hospital 'A War Zone' From Knife Attacks Due To Gun Laws
- May 07, 2018

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Mayor expressed hope that trump will stick to my words and repent, said: "His comments are shocking - they weren't supposed to come out of the mouth of the President of the world superpower", the Minister said in an interview to BFM. (more...)
Thais upbeat for Asian Cup last 16 stage Thais upbeat for Asian Cup last 16 stage
- May 07, 2018

Iran, at 36, the highest-ranked Asian team in the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings, has drawn Iraq, Vietnam and Yemen. The finals will kick off on January 5 with the final to be played in Abu Dhabi on February 1. (more...)
Russian protest Pioneer Navalny from jail, faces 2 charges Russian protest Pioneer Navalny from jail, faces 2 charges
- May 07, 2018

The question is whether those numbers would have been as high if Mr Navalny had accepted the Moscow authorities' offer to hold his protest at Sakharov Avenue. Of them, more than 700 were detained in Moscow and more than 230 in second city Saint Petersburg. "It appears the order "don't jail until the inauguration" came through", said Navalny, who has been ordered to appear in court on Friday. (more...)
North Korea summit likely in Singapore
- May 07, 2018

Another sign of the rapprochement will come next week, when a team from the UN's International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will travel to North Korea to discuss a proposal to start an air route between the Pyongyang and Incheon, South Korea, Anthony Philbin, the agency's communications chief, said late Friday. (more...)
North and South Korea annouce joint table tennis team at World Championships North and South Korea annouce joint table tennis team at World Championships
- May 07, 2018

On paper, Japan has the upper hand as it stands second in the world rankings. North Korea and South Korea had told the umpires that they would not want to compete on the table against each other when they walked onto the court for their quarter-final match. (more...)
South African filmmaker killed by giraffe in safari lodge accident South African filmmaker killed by giraffe in safari lodge accident
- May 07, 2018

He said: "Carlos was standing in front of the giraffe, the animal bent its neck and swung its head". "Gerald was not to blame and would not be put down, said Brooker". "He went off on his own". "He was unauthorised to film", she said. I'm very sad for his family. "We are not going to shoot Gerald". His work began in the entry-level position in 1992 and progressed from there. (more...)
Cardinals' Yadier Molina Out One Month After Surgery Cardinals' Yadier Molina Out One Month After Surgery
- May 07, 2018

Molina has played at least 136 games and earned an All-Star selection in eight of the last nine seasons, the first of which is quite a feat for a catcher approaching 36 years old (July 13). He was injured after taking a foul ball during the 9th inning of yesterday's game. "You could tell something was going on because of the jumps", he said . (more...)
ATF agent shot in the head in Chicago; search for shooter underway ATF agent shot in the head in Chicago; search for shooter underway
- May 05, 2018

The scene after an ATF agent was shot early Friday in Chicago. The officer was found and later rushed to a nearby hospital. The officer is in critical condition, and a suspect has not been taken into custody. Authorities told The Chicago Tribune that the agent had been investigating illegal guns. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Chicago PD tasked hundreds of officers with locating the shooter Friday, who is still at large. (more...)

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