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Kidnap claim unravels: Baby thrown down hill, mom charged

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The baby, whose first name is Shaylie, was taken to a hospital and is reportedly in "very good condition", according to Henderson County Sheriff Lowell Griffin. Madden told police the infant had been snatched by attackers in ski masks who agreed to let her go if they could keep the baby, it is reported. Madden is being held on a $750,000 bond as police investigate the incident. Read More »

Dogs Detected Decomposition in Missing Girl Case

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Police said he claimed his vehicle was taken in the incident, but surveillance video showed someone in that auto dropping off Vence at the hospital. Vence told police the auto he was driving was stolen when he was abducted, but surveillance footage viewed by authorities shows Vence being dropped off at the hospital on May 5 in that same vehicle. Read More »

Rouhani slams 'unprecedented' U.S. pressure on Iran

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According to some reports, this move was triggered by intelligence that Iran was moving missiles to the Persian Gulf. As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner. It was also she who threatened Iran with obliteration if it attacked Israel. He went on to say that unfortunately the European Union and other members of the global community were not able to stand against American pressure, and as a result Iran has decided not to implement some of what he called voluntarily ... Read More »

France against 'repeated extensions' on Brexit

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The president of the European Council said he believed there was such a high chance of Britain remaining in the EU because voters would likely reject Brexit if there was ever a second referendum. Today the chance that Brexit will not happen is, in my opinion, 20-30%. France under President Emmanuel Macron has shown increasing impatience with Brexit, worrying that the confusion is distracting from the EU's wider ambitions. Read More »

Houthi rebels to withdraw from Hodeida and other Yemeni ports

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Local coastguards have taken over security at the Saleef, Ras Isa and Hodeidah ports, according to the United Nations , which is supervising operations there. Western states, some of which supply arms and intelligence to the coalition, are pressing for an end to the conflict, and the Hodeidah ceasefire is seen as the first step towards that goal. Read More »

Saudi Arabia says two Saudi oil tankers attacked near UAE waters

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It said it was investigating the incident "in cooperation with local and worldwide bodies", adding there were "no injuries or fatalities on board the vessels" and "no spillage of harmful chemicals or fuel". Iran has said it will not let its oil exports by halted. The US Navy's Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet told Reuters it was aware of the UAE report but referred queries to the UAE authorities. Read More »

Giuliani Cancels Trip to Ukraine; Biden's Camp Responds

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Chris Murphy, who called for a Senate query on Giuliani's proposed trip to Ukraine before it was canceled, tweeted, "I know we've become numb to the corruption of this Administration, but this story should be the total focus of the political class today". Read More »

Secretary of state to meet with Putin

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UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt will also be in Brussels Monday, alongside his French and German counterparts and the EU Foreign Policy Chief, Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said in a statement Sunday. On Wednesday, Lavrov asked Pompeo to use diplomacy instead of threats to solve issues after Lavrov's talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarifin Moscow. Read More »

Kamala Harris blasts Donald Trump for conducting China foreign policy via Twitter

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TD Securities analysts note that the weekend developments in the US-China trade war included more Trump tweets and China denying that they had reneged on any prior agreements. They also underscore just how far apart Washington and Beijing were on their deep-seated trade differences, despite recent optimism that trade negotiations were at the endgame stage. Read More »

Chelsea Manning is free-for now

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Manning was released from Alexandria Detention Center , Virginia, on Thursday (May 9), a message posted to her official Twitter account read . " Chelsea will continue to refuse to answer questions, and will use every available legal defense to prove to District Judge Trenga that she has just cause for her refusal to give testimony ". Read More »

6 killed in gunman attack on Catholic church in Burkina Faso

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The mayor of Dablo, Ousmane Zongo, told AFP: "Towards 9:00am, during mass, armed individuals burst into the Catholic Church ". " They started firing as the congregation tried to flee ". In February, a Spanish priest, Father Cesar Fernandez, was killed in a raid attributed to jihadists in Nohao in the centre of the country. It formed a regional force, G5 Sahel, along with Niger, Chad, Mauritania and Mali to take on the militants. Read More »

Florida governor signs bill allowing more armed teachers

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The bill goes into effect on October 1. "Mt. Moriah Christian Academy, like numerous great schools we've visited, is offering students new opportunities and a learning environment they can thrive in", said DeSantis. Her statement added: "Now, I'm scared for the next generation of students who will grow up afraid of gun violence in their schools; not just from a shooter, but from the guns that could be carried by their teachers". Read More »

Venezuela's Guaido seeks U.S. Pentagon cooperation to solve political crisis

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The Constituent Assembly agreed on Tuesday to strip Mr Zambrano and six other MPs of their parliamentary immunity to allow their future prosecution. The opposition does not recognize the assembly's decisions. President Trump did not mention Edgar Zambrano but said the U.S. would stand with the people of Venezuela "for however long it takes". It was not yet clear if Zambrano was already at the Helicoide. Read More »

Trump says he has received 'beautiful' letter from China's Xi

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Chinese authorities already have extended retaliation beyond imports by targeting operations of American companies in China. While weaker economic growth in Europe and other major USA trading partners could restrain exports this year, imports are also expected to grow more slowly as the domestic economy cools. Read More »

South Western Part of Japan Struck By a Massive Earthquake

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The initial natural disaster was followed by another, of 5.1 magnitude, at 9:07 am (0007 GMT) in the same area, according to the USGS. The epicentre of the quake was situated 37 km east southeast of Miyazaki-shi. However, there were no reports of injuries, damages or casualties to property, as well as, no tsunami warnings have been issued yet. Japan sits on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, where numerous world's earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are recorded . Read More »

Confirmation Fight Looms in Senate, as Shanahan Is Named Secretary of Defense

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In more than four months as the acting secretary, he has focused on implementing the national defense strategy that was developed during Mattis' tenure and emphasizes a shift from the resources and tactics required to fight small wars against extremist groups to what Shanahan calls "great power" competition with China and Russian Federation. Read More »

Trump Lawyer Giuliani Threatens, Then Abandons Ukraine Trip

Mr. Giuliani's plans create the remarkable scene of a lawyer for the president of the United States pressing a foreign government to pursue investigations that Mr. Jerrod Nadler, D-N.Y., the head of the House Judiciary Committee, said to CNN on Friday. "It could be a very big situation". Giuliani said his meeting with Zelensky is "not confirmed yet", but he noted that if the meeting does occur, he is "going to tell him that I know about the people that are surrounding him and how important ... Read More »

United States fleet can be destroyed with one missile, says Iranian cleric

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Washington further tightened sanctions on Iran this month - eliminating waivers that had allowed some countries to buy its oil - with a goal of reducing Tehran's crude exports to zero. Millions of barrels of oil pass daily through the various bottlenecks from Middle East oil producers to markets across the globe. On Wednesday, Iran announced it would begin backing away from its nuclear deal with world powers, a year after Trump pulled America from the accord. Read More »

Vatican sets new standards for sex-abuse reporting

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The law is the pope's latest attempt to tackle the global sex abuse and cover-up scandal that has severely damaged the integrity of the church's hierarchy and Francis' papacy. Clergy are to welcome, listen to, and support victims of abuse and offer them spiritual, psychological, and medical assistance. "Come clean with all the names, the tens of thousands of offenders he's holding secret there at the Vatican archives and the histories only they know that are yet to be revealed to law ... Read More »

Dozens of migrants drown off Tunisia coast

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The UN's International Organisation for Migration said on Friday the boat took to the sea from neighbouring Libya, where renewed warfare between rival factions has gripped the capital Tripoli in the past five weeks . Tunis Afrique Presse reported that at least 70 people had died. In the first four months of 2019, 164 people were known to have died on the route, a smaller number but higher death rate than in previous years, with one dying for every three who reach European shores, UNHCR said. Read More »

US, Japan, India and Philippines challenge Beijing with naval drills

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The ships sailed through the global waters of South China Sea where a conduct of " freedom of navigation " is applied in support a rules-based worldwide system benefiting all countries, the Philippine Navy said . The vital sea lane is being claimed in near entirety by China. JMSDF Escort Flotilla 1 commander Rear Admiral Hiroshi Egawa said: "The opportunity of a multi-sail with US Navy and regional partners was a great experience". Read More »

Mother shot by son, 9, feared he was a killer

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They tried so hard but our mental health system is broken in this country. "He doesn't understand what's going on right now at all", she added. In a sign of the child's deteriorating mental health, Hayley said her brother "doesn't know what he did". Read More »

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un oversaw Thursday's strike drill: KCNA

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An unarmed Trident II D5 missile launches from the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Rhode Island off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 9. The North Korean leader also demanded that all sanctions against his country be ended. North Korea again denied the existence of political prisoners and camps, but said USA sanctions were hampering North Koreans' enjoyment of life. Read More »

Venezuela's Guaido slams Maduro over opposition crackdown

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Venezuela's Supreme Court had authorized legal actions against the seven who have been charged with conspiracy, rebellion, and treason, among others. Early Thursday U S. President Donald Trump - whose country was among the first to back Guaido - said he was "discussing the awful abuses by Maduro". Read More »

Supporters of Maduro and Guaido clash at Venezuelan embassy in US

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Maduro and his accomplices are directly responsible for the safety of Zambrano. The European Union has slammed the detention of leading Venezuelan opposition politician Edgar Zambrano as a "flagrant violation" of the constitution and called for his immediate release, reported dpa news. Read More »

CIA 'Ninja bomb' replaces explosives with six long blades

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The previously secret R9X missile is created to eliminate individual terrorist targets without harming surrounding civilians and could potentially kill a car's front seat passenger without harming the driver. Another victim was Jamal al-Badawi, the accused mastermind behind the deadly bombing in 2000 of the USS Cole . Current US President Donald Trump has rescinded the Obama-era mandate to report civilian casualties by drone strike outside war zones. Read More »

James Comey hopes Donald Trump doesn't get impeached

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Moderator Anderson Cooper asked Comey if he agreed with an open letter signed by hundreds of former federal prosecutors declaring that Trump would have been charged with obstruction if he wasn't now the president. Comey, at the time of his dismissal, was leading the Russiagate probe. The special counsel failed to exonerate Trump on obstruction of justice but stopped short of indicting the president. Read More »

Chelsea Manning Has Been Released From Jail

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She was then taken into custody in March and was held for 62 days until she was released today when that grand jury expired. Manning was a USA soldier deployed as a junior intelligence analyst in Iraq when she uploaded more than 700,000 confidential government documents to Wikileaks in 2010. Read More »