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Trump suggests political bias to blame in Clinton email report's delay


Department of Justice, former FBI Director James Comey and former President Barack Obama. There are so many disgusting things to tell, the public has the right to know. The committee pushed that hearing to the following week, June 11, as committee members did not yet have a report to review, according to a congressional source. Read More »

A stolen armored personnel carrier led police on a chase in Virginia


At about 9:40 p.m. local time, the driver drove the armored vehicle onto a median and was surrounded by police, ending the 60-mile (95 km) pursuit, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported . "The vehicle stopped at East Broad Street and 11th Street in the City of Richmond", said a State Police spokesperson. Sources told WTVR-TV the suspect is a Virginia Army National Guard lieutenant and a commander with an engineering battalion at Fort Pickett . Read More »

Kim Jong-un begged for summit on his knees: Rudy Giuliani

After scrapping the summit on May 24, Trump reinstated it last week after a letter from Kim was hand-delivered to the president at the White House by the North Korean leader's top envoy. Libya unilaterally surrendered its nuclear weapons program in 2003, but its leader, Muammar Gaddafi, was killed in 2011 by NATO-backed rebels. -North Korea summit in the Southeast Asian city-state. Read More »

Palestinian man shot dead for throwing stone at IDF soldier


According to the initial report by human rights group B'Tselem, the victim was 21-year-old Izz ad-Din Tamimi, who died from a neck wound after being shot by Israeli forces. Theresa May has told Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu she is concerned about the shooting of Palestinians during a wave of protests at the Gaza border. Read More »

U.S. diplomats evacuated from China over mystery illness from suspected sonic attack


USA experts have said they know of no technology that would explain the symptoms. "We are in contact with USA officials and are closely monitoring developments". Lenzi said he began hearing unusual sounds in April 2017, comparing them to rolling marbles with static. A few months later, he - along with his wife and their young son - started experiencing headaches that would sometimes last several days. Read More »

Trump hosts first White House Iftar dinner, several Muslim groups boycott


The dinner came as the Supreme Court considers legal challenges to Trump's travel ban, which critics say unfairly targets some Muslim-majority countries. Now he wants to make nice and host an iftar dinner after skipping the tradition a year ago. Campaigners and activists around America, however, have criticised the move in light of several measures by Trump that were perceived to be anti-Muslim, such as the Muslim ban. Read More »

Calls grow in Germany for expulsion of disputed US ambassador


Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell for saying he hopes to "empower" conservatives in Europe , and said he should be recalled if he makes similar statements in the future. Mr Grenell called Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz , who formed a coalition with the far-right Freedom Party in 2017, a "rock star". On Monday, the former Fox News contributor further strayed beyond his ambassadorial remit by requesting a short meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu at Berlin's airport following ... Read More »

OAS calls extraordinary assembly to vote on suspending Venezuela


In order to suspend Venezuela, 24 votes are needed to pass the resolution. In addition, the top US diplomat called for OAS countries "to apply additional pressure on the Maduro regime, including sanctions and further diplomatic isolation, until such time as it undertakes the actions necessary to return genuine democracy". Read More »

Multiple US diplomats in China hit by mystery illness: State Dept.

Officials expect additional American personnel from the American Consulate in Guangzhou to be evacuated. The New York Times identified the latest American employee evacuated as Mark A. The new cases broaden a medical mystery that began affecting American diplomats and their families in Cuba in 2016. The nature of the injury, and whether a common cause exists, hasn't been established yet, the department said. Read More »

Saudi Arabia issues first driver's licences to women


AP adds that the restriction has been targeted by women's rights activists in the Muslim country, some of whom who are still in jail and could be put on trial for charges related to allegedly undermining Saudi Arabia's security. "Expectations are that next week an additional 2,000 women will join the ranks of licensed drivers in the kingdom", the statement said. Three other veteran women's rights activists were briefly detained at the onset of the sweep. Read More »

Trump forced Kim to beg on hands and knees for summit: Giuliani


Once it was announced that Mr Trump meant to meet the North Korean leader - a break with decades of U.S. policy - Mr Abe has been eager to brief him on Japan's concerns. May 30 - Pompeo and high-ranking North Korean official Kim Yong Chol kick off two days of talks in NY to try to set the stage for the summit. Trump has raised the possibility of the North Korean leader visiting his Mar-a-Lago estate in South Florida - if the initial talks in Singapore are successful and there is a follow-up ... Read More »

China warns US against provocations following B-52 flyby


Tuesday's B-52 flight is the latest "freedom of navigation" operation conducted by the assert its right to use the waters, which contain rich fishing grounds, vital shipping routes and potential natural resources. As part of what experts call a concerted bid to cement de facto control of the South China Sea, Beijing has built up seven man-made islets in the Spratlys, with three - Fiery Cross, Subi and Mischief reefs - all boasting military-grade airfields. Read More »

India to join Clean Sea Campaign: PM Narendra Modi


He said sea salts, in many part of the world, including Ghana, contained plastic dust, and that had some health implications on humans and its management was critical, especially in the developing countries where recycling machines arrived 50 years later after plastics were introduced in the countries. Read More »

Dennis Rodman will be in Singapore during Trump-Kim summit, report says


When Singapore was taken over by Japan in World War II, thousands of Chinese men were shot dead on its beaches, including at Sentosa, now overlooked by the Capella Hotel . A spokesperson for the United States agency told reporters that the American government "is not paying for the North Korean delegation", adding "we're not paying for their expenses". Read More »

DOJ Appeals Ruling On Trump's Twitter Blocking


The Department of Justice will appeal a Federal court ruling stating president Donald Trump can not block people on Twitter. Jameel Jaffer, the executive director of the Knight Institute, said the organization looked forward to defending the May ruling, by Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald of the Southern District of NY, before the appeals court. Read More »

European Union sets July timeframe for U.S. tariff reprisals

British Prime Minister Theresa May called Trump's tariffs "unjustified" and Trudeau said the national security rationale for imposing them was "insulting and unacceptable". But officials from the three countries have been unable to find consensus on several critical issues, leading to finger-pointing between Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in recent days. Read More »

Philly woman arrested on Wildwood beach speaks out


Dicht said Weinman wasn't looking for trouble and was just trying to enjoy the day with her child. Emily insists the officers did not tell her why they approached her in the first place, though she says the reason was "pretty obvious" since there was alcohol "in the open", though she claims any bottles were sealed. Read More »

US urges China to open up on Tiananmen Square crackdown


Human rights groups and witnesses estimate that those who died ranged from several hundred to several thousand. On 4 June, events reached boiling point in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, one of the most recognisable landmarks in China. The bloody crackdown on pro-democracy Chinese student protestors at Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989, remains one of the most censored political taboos in China today, as the Chinese regime has consistently downplayed the People's Liberation Army's bloody ... Read More »

Fire burns 5-star, 115-year-old hotel in London


Twenty fire engines are being used to fight the blaze, London Fire Brigade said on Twitter. "The smoke from this large fire was very visible across Central London this afternoon, and we received a number of emergency calls", London Fire Brigade station manager Pam Oparaocha said. Read More »

Ukrainian journalist convicted on spying charges in Russian Federation


New York, June 4, 2018-Russian authorities should immediately release Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The journalist pleaded not guilty to espionage. "We call for immediate and unconditional release of Roman Sushchenko". Poroshenko defended the fake killing of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko in Kyiv last week, which was set up by Ukrainian security officers with Babchenko's cooperation. Read More »

Former Ark City PD chief living in Guatemala safe after volcanic eruption


On Tuesday evening, hundreds of people who live near the volcano were still trying to evacuate, as new lava flows were pushed from the volcano in a secondary eruption . Rescuers used sledgehammers to break through the roofs of houses buried in debris up to their rooflines to check for anyone trapped inside. Asphyxia is reported to be the main cause of death, followed by burns. Read More »

Hundreds of shoes memorializing people who died because of Hurricane Maria


Puerto Rico's official death toll sits at 64, but the island's residents have been critical of that estimate. University of Puerto Rico professor Rafael Acevedo is credited with coming up with the idea for the shoe memorial. Previous studies have found that the number of direct and indirect hurricane-related deaths is higher than the official toll, including a 2017 report that said there were almost 500 more deaths than usual on the island in September. Read More »

UN calls on US to stop separating families at border


The US government has defended the policy saying it helps control migration, while the United Nations has called it "unlawful". Rights office spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani scolded the USA for its "zero tolerance" policy in which some families have been separated after migration across the border. Read More »

VACATION CANCELED: Mitch McConnell CANCELS Senate’s Summer Recess

Some GOP senators sent a letter to McConnell last month urging him to keep the chamber in session to vote on nominations and legislation, and Senate leaders have said the appetite to stay in town has grown in their ranks. Polls show that issue is a top public concern, and Democrats believe the GOP's failed effort to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law past year has put Republicans on the defensive. Read More »

Relief for N Korea only after clear, irreversible steps to denuclearization: Mattis


North Korea criticized South Korea's participation in military exercises with the United States on Sunday, saying it ran counter to a declaration signed by the two Koreas' leaders earlier this year. "We'll be hopeful that the outcome will be a good one, but also need to be prepared for other outcomes as well". "The world welcomes the remarkable events in the Korean peninsula brought about recently by the outstanding political caliber and wise leadership of HE Kim Jong-un", Assad was quoted ... Read More »

Dozens Dead, Hundreds Injured as Result of Volcano Eruption in Guatemala


Published photos showed images of ordinary life frozen under a coat of gray dust. Rescue workers pulled at least 10 people alive from ash and mud flows around Guatemala's Volcan de Fuego on Monday. In the first few hours, the ash and mud remained so hot that rescuers had a hard time reaching victims, some of whom could be heard crying out for help. Read More »

Explosion rocks Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, sending ash 1 mile high


The official said aerial surveillance of the area showed only the northern portion of Kapoho Beach and the southernmost " sliver" of Vacationland - the latter consisting of only about half a dozen homes - were left unscathed. Thousands of people have been evacuated from the area. Officials are still working to get an accurate count of damaged structures, but a flight by the U.S. Read More »

Guatemala toll rises to 73 after strong explosion

Some of the eruptions sent an ash plume 16,000 feet into the sky. Agency director Sergio Cabanas made the announcement Tuesday evening. They were taken by the Guatemalan National Civil Police during the disaster operation, which has so far confirmed 75 deaths. Read More »

Qatar says 'stronger' despite year-long Gulf dispute


The Saudi-led axis also imposed a land, sea and air blockade on Qatar, with Riyadh closing the Abu Samra border crossing, which links the two countries. The U.S. military has said it would stop holding some exercises for Gulf countries as a way to pressure those involved to end the dispute. There was no immediate reaction from the Saudi-led bloc. Read More »

Crocodile kills vicar during mass baptism in Ethiopia


Others at the scene tried to help him, and managed to fend off the crocodile, but the pastor died from the wounds to his legs, back and hands. Local resident, Ketema Kairo told the BBC: 'He baptised the first person and he passed on to another one. Read More »

Durango Wildfire: Rapidly Spreading Colorado Fire Prompts Evacuations


Forest Service said in an alert. In Cimarron, about 20 residents remained near their homes, hoping firefighters will contain the blaze before it gets any nearer to the village's 300-some structures. kilometers). She added residents have continuing concerns about air and water quality and water availability. While numerous Cimarron evacuees stayed with family and friends, others chose to stay in motels with a few arriving at the Raton Convention Center . Read More »

White House Aide Out After Mocking 'Dying' John McCain


Last month White House communications aide Kelly Sadler quipped during meeting that they didn't need to worry about Senator John McCain's opposition to President Trump's nominee for Central Intelligence Agency director because, "It doesn't matter, he's dying anyway ". Read More »

Melania Trump expected to attend Gold Star event at White House


The first lady, 48, stayed behind Friday when the president , his daughters, eldest son and son-in-law went to the Camp David retreat for the weekend. She had a top secret nip and tuck and will come back looking very ... refreshed. First Lady Melania Trump called out media outlets on Wednesday, May 30, for wildly speculating over the reason for her almost three-week absence from the public. Read More »