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Afghan security forces repel attack from gunmen dressed as United States soldiers Afghan security forces repel attack from gunmen dressed as United States soldiers
- May 31, 2018

The tactics used in the attack "track with" the tactics that the Haqqani faction has used in the past, he said and added: "We at this time do not believe it was an ISIS attack". Last week, a USA government watchdog group said the administration's revamped strategy has made little progress against the Taliban insurgency, leaving the country a "dangerous and volatile" place almost 17 years after the US invaded. (more...)
Trump and Mexican president spar over border wall again Trump and Mexican president spar over border wall again
- May 31, 2018

But with Blackburn extremely unpopular among younger voters due to her blatant fealty to companies like Comcast and her attack on net neutrality , that migration isn't going too well. In the speech, Trump talked about recent reports that there were spies working on his 2016 campaign, he praised his cabinet, and he spent several moments defending his widely reported moniker for MS-13 gang members. (more...)
Despite China's Objections, US to Continue Freedom of Navigation Operations Despite China's Objections, US to Continue Freedom of Navigation Operations
- May 31, 2018

The Secretary spoke to the media on Tuesday, May 29 on his way to a conference in Singapore, stating that China is creating conflict in the region and has not abided by promises to avoid militarization of the islands. AP reports it was these weapons platforms which prompted the U.S.to disinvite China from the annual RIMPAC naval exercises, a series of cooperative worldwide exercises led by the U.S. (more...)
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens announces resignation Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens announces resignation
- May 31, 2018

Greitens the governorship (and his first foray into any sort of elective office). Eric Greitens offered to resign as part of an agreement to dismiss a felony computer-tampering charge against him, according to the St. I will let the fairness of this process be judged by history. Greitens denied any violence and said the allegations amounted to a "political witch hunt". (more...)
Lavrov calls to prevent disruption of Korean Peninsula’s settlement Lavrov calls to prevent disruption of Korean Peninsula’s settlement
- May 31, 2018

The US was looking for CVID, "complete verifiable, irreversible denuclearisation", the official said, but did not specify the timing of such a process or whether it would have to be carried out all at once, or in phases. That means that North Korea has Russia, China and South Korea on its side versus the U.S, which is now one of the only powers arguing that sanctions relief should come later, CBS News' Margaret Brennan reports. (more...)
Pro-Assad Commander: Syrian Army Ready for Southern Battle Pro-Assad Commander: Syrian Army Ready for Southern Battle
- May 31, 2018

Israel has lengthy stated it might not enable Iran to achieve a everlasting army foothold in Syria and has seen Iran's ally Russian Federation as the important thing to stopping it. Iran-backed Shi'ite militias, often spearheaded by Lebanon's Hezbollah, have played a critical role fighting in support of Assad. In the interview , Assad said US and Russian forces would have come in direct conflict long ago in Syria if it were not for Russia's prudence and judgment. (more...)
USA hits EU, Mexico and Canada with steel, aluminum tariffs
- May 31, 2018

European officials had braced for the tariffs and the EU has threatened to retaliate against US orange juice, peanut butter and other goods in return. Some observers say a G6-plus-one scenario is already shaping up, with U.S. President Donald Trump as the outlier. "We continue to be quite willing and indeed eager to have further discussions", Ross said. (more...)
Trump’s visa restrictions aimed at Chinese STEM students to start in June Trump’s visa restrictions aimed at Chinese STEM students to start in June
- May 31, 2018

China will reduce tariffs on a wide range of consumer goods from July 1, the State Council said in a statement . Although the Trump administration first announced the tariffs in April , as recently as a week ago the administration said that tariffs were no longer on the table after significant progress had been made in trade negotiations between the countries. (more...)
White House lawyer's presence at briefings on FBI's Russian Federation source roils lawmakers White House lawyer's presence at briefings on FBI's Russian Federation source roils lawmakers
- May 30, 2018

Trump has zeroed in on, and at times embellished, reports that a longtime US government informant approached members of his campaign in a possible bid to glean intelligence on Russian efforts to sway the election. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said, "Never seen a Gang of Eight meeting that included any presence from the White House ". (more...)
Donald Trump: Russia Investigation 'Meddling' with Midterm Elections Donald Trump: Russia Investigation 'Meddling' with Midterm Elections
- May 30, 2018

In April, the intelligence Committee of the house of representatives of the Congress of the U.S. has declassified the report on cooperation trump with Russian Federation during the United States election. Trump has repeatedly referred to Mueller's team as "13 angry Democrats", although Mueller is a Republican. It's worth noting the Gowdy was one of the small group of lawmakers who were allowed to be briefed on information about the investigation into potential collusion between the Trump ... (more...)
Beijing opposes U.S. provocation in China’s territorial waters - spokesperson Beijing opposes U.S. provocation in China’s territorial waters - spokesperson
- May 30, 2018

The US Navy's freedom of navigation patrol came days after the US disinvited China from the 2018 Rim of the Pacific Exercise, the world's largest global maritime warfare exercise. The Ministry of Defense also responded to the provocation. "The Chinese army is determined to strengthen the preparations for sea and air combat readiness, raise the level of defence , defend national sovereignty and security and maintain the determination of regional peace and stability", Wu said . (more...)
Video game showing gunman in school stirs controversy Video game showing gunman in school stirs controversy
- May 30, 2018

Of the school shooting video game, Pollack said, "The last thing we need is a simulated training on school shootings". In about six hours, Robinett got organized, creating a petition on Change.org . In what can only be described as a horrendous marketing decision, a non-major Steam publisher has produced a game that crosses the line of acceptable and appropriate content in a horrifying way. (more...)
Catastrophic Flooding Hits Ellicott City, Maryland Catastrophic Flooding Hits Ellicott City, Maryland
- May 30, 2018

A damaged vehicle swept away by floodwaters rests by a utility pole in Ellicott City, Md., on Sunday. But with floodwaters receded, revealing devastating damage across the downtown of quaint shops and historic 18th and 19th Century buildings, others are stretched to the breaking point. (more...)
Indian state orders permanent closure of Vedanta copper smelter after deadly protests Indian state orders permanent closure of Vedanta copper smelter after deadly protests
- May 30, 2018

All the DMK members present were dressed in black, which they said was to signify their protest and grief over the firings. About 102 protesters were also injured in the clashes, while 19 sustained serious injuries. The families of each victim would be offered 1 million rupees (£11,000) compensation, he added. The chief of Vedanta's India copper business, P. (more...)
Man Who Saved Toddler Hanging From Balcony Awarded Citizenship Man Who Saved Toddler Hanging From Balcony Awarded Citizenship
- May 30, 2018

Illegal immigration from Africa and the Middle East has become a major issue in France and much of Europe. After meeting the 22-year-old at the Elysee Palace, French President Emmanuel Macron described the rescue as an "exceptional act". (more...)
N Korea official Kim Yong-chol 'heads to USA for talks' N Korea official Kim Yong-chol 'heads to USA for talks'
- May 30, 2018

The high-level North Korean visit to the USA, reportedly confirmed by Yonhap after seeing a list of passengers on a New York-bound flight from Beijing due to depart on Wednesday, was also raised as a possibility to NK News in conversation with a source on Monday. (more...)
Videos show devastating flash flood in Baltimore suburb Videos show devastating flash flood in Baltimore suburb
- May 28, 2018

The agency added that water had risen above the first floor of buildings in some areas and that it had received reports of building collapses. But by about 7:30 p.m. The flooding has left some residents stranded in buildings, and multiple rescues are in progress, according to local officials. The main street of Ellicott City was last hit with a devastating flood in July of 2016. (more...)
Italy's PM-designate fails to form government after president vetoes minister Italy's PM-designate fails to form government after president vetoes minister
- May 28, 2018

Mattarella spoke to reporters Sunday night after Premier-Designate Giuseppe Conte announced that he didn't succeed in forming what would have been Western Europe's first populist government. After speaking, Mattarella summoned former International Monetary Fund senior official Carlo Cottarelli for a Monday morning meeting - an indication he may be considering asking him to head a government of unelected technocrats. (more...)
Severe weather, flash flooding affecting Ellicott City
- May 28, 2018

The newspaper reports that the swirling waters reached the second flood of one building at its height. Residents were urged to avoid the area, and those trapped were told to seek higher ground and await rescue. "Strong storms bringing heavy rain & potential for flash floods are now moving across central Maryland". All of fire and EMS department's rescue swimmers are responding to the emergency, and swift water units from as far away as Northern Virginia are on their way to Ellicott City . (more...)
Trump still sees Jun 12 Singapore summit with Kim Trump still sees Jun 12 Singapore summit with Kim
- May 28, 2018

Earlier this month, North Korea also released three US citizens―Kim Hak-song, Tony Kim and Kim Dong-chul―who had been detained in the country on charges of espionage and suspicion of "hostile acts". Pyongyang responded the following day, saying that it is open to meeting with the USA at any time , which then prompted Trump to hint at the possibility of the meeting going ahead as planned. (more...)
U.S. Officials Enter North Korea to Prepare for Potential Summit U.S. Officials Enter North Korea to Prepare for Potential Summit
- May 28, 2018

Lu stated that under the current situation, China hopes that the DPRK and the U.S. would cherish the progress achieved so far, maintain patience, exchange goodwill, and move toward each other. While the cancellation of what would have been the first-ever summit between the two countries is "regrettable", [Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo] Abe told reporters in St. (more...)
President Trump thanks teacher Jason Seaman for heroic act during Noblesville shooting President Trump thanks teacher Jason Seaman for heroic act during Noblesville shooting
- May 28, 2018

A seventh-grader, Ethan Stonebraker, said the student was acting suspiciously when he walked into the room while the class was taking a test. Stonebraker told ABC News that Seaman threw a basketball at the shooter and ran toward the bullets as screaming students sought cover behind a table. (more...)
Utah Missionary Set to Be Freed from Venezuela Detention Utah Missionary Set to Be Freed from Venezuela Detention
- May 28, 2018

A Utah man who has been held in Venezuela without trial for two years was on his way home to the U.S. on Saturday, family members and Donald Trump said. In their statement, the Holt family said, "We thank you for your collaboration during this time of anguish". Holt was held without trial at the headquarters of intelligence agency Sebin, a Caracas complex known as the Helicoide. (more...)
Ireland Votes To Lift Its Abortion Ban, Exit Polls Show Ireland Votes To Lift Its Abortion Ban, Exit Polls Show
- May 28, 2018

The Republic overwhelmingly backed relaxing abortion laws in a referendum on Friday, with more than 65% voting in favour. In 2015, Ireland became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage by a public vote, and Varadkar, the gay son of an Indian immigrant, became the country's leader, or Taoiseach, last year. (more...)
Moon reiterates NK leader has 'firm will' for denuclearization Moon reiterates NK leader has 'firm will' for denuclearization
- May 28, 2018

After North Korean officials, including Choe, lashed out at Vice President Pence and national security adviser John Bolton, Trump abruptly announced that he was canceling the talks , citing North Korea's "tremendous anger". In the meantime, I encourage the elected leaders of South Korea and Japan to meet and negotiate a mutually beneficial peace with the North Korean government. (more...)

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