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MH17 missile owned by Russian brigade, investigators say MH17 missile owned by Russian brigade, investigators say
- May 27, 2018

Russian Duma Deputy Yuri Shvytkin was quoted by Russian media as mocking the assertion of the five-country investigation team that it has established a clear "fingerprint" of the precise launcher used in the attack, suggesting it was "fake news". (more...)
Boris Johnson rips Russian Federation in hoax phone call Boris Johnson rips Russian Federation in hoax phone call
- May 27, 2018

During the hoax, which purportedly occurred last week, Johnson congratulates the caller - whom he thinks is new Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan - before promptly turning to Britain's frayed relations with Russian Federation. He then advises the caller to show "determination and firmness" when dealing with Mr Putin - while vowing to continue a crackdown on his oligarch allies in London. (more...)
Trump to Comey: How Will You Explain the 'Lies, Deceit?'
- May 27, 2018

But, after complaints by both parties, they added a second session for top Democrats and Republicans . In an interview with Salon , Clapper said the dossier, part of which lays out alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, has been corroborated by subsequent US investigations. (more...)
Former SIU football player 'hero' in school shooting Former SIU football player 'hero' in school shooting
- May 26, 2018

Seaman reportedly tackled the shooter and was able to swat away the weapon. Jeremy Seaman said he wasn't surprised his brother, a former defensive end for Southern Illinois University, put his own safety at risk on behalf of his students. (more...)
Utah man released from Venezuela prison; family grateful for 'miracle' Utah man released from Venezuela prison; family grateful for 'miracle'
- May 26, 2018

Joshua Holt, an American who was jailed in Venezuela , has been released and is returning home, according to Sen. "Good news about the release of the American hostage from Venezuela", Trump tweeted . The move additionally comes as Maduro is seeking to boost his legitimacy in the wake of last week's election, in which he won a new six-year term after a vote condemned internationally as a fraudulent power grab. (more...)
Utahn Josh Holt released from prison in Venezuela
- May 26, 2018

Josh Holt, the man with ties to Pocatello, and his wife Thamy has been released from a Venezuelan jail. Senator Hatch and President Donald Trump have announced the release of Utah hostage Josh Holt and his wife Thamy Holt from the Venezuelan prison they have been held in for the last two years. (more...)
Putin says 'all is not lost' to save Iran nuclear deal Putin says 'all is not lost' to save Iran nuclear deal
- May 26, 2018

Macron and Putin will also discuss Syria and Ukraine though neither side expects much progress. Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron launched a joint defence of the Iranian nuclear deal on Monday but expressed differences on how to move forward as Trump weighs up whether to scrap it. (more...)
Cohen discussed US-Russia relations with oligarch days before inauguration
- May 26, 2018

When it was revealed that a USA firm with ties to Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg had paid Michael Cohen half a million dollars , the firm, Columbus Nova, assured the oligarch had nothing to do with it. No further comments have been made about Cohen's Trump Tower meeting with either man at this time . Soon after Cohen's pre-inauguration meeting with Vekselberg, Intrater hired Cohen on a $1 million consulting contract, according to the Times . (more...)
Two suspects seen running from Mississauga restaurant explosion; 15 injured Two suspects seen running from Mississauga restaurant explosion; 15 injured
- May 26, 2018

Another 12 people suffered less severe injuries. "It is a heinous, reprehensible act, committed by cowards who would come into a restaurant where people are vulnerable, celebrating with their families, where children are present", Crombie said, visibly shaking as she spoke. (more...)
As Ireland Votes on Abortion, Here’s What You Need to Know As Ireland Votes on Abortion, Here’s What You Need to Know
- May 26, 2018

Ballots will be cast at more than 6,500 stations across 40 constituencies in the Republic of Ireland. " "The people have heard us, the people have listened, the people own this Yes." ". Canvassers were out on the streets holding up signs and wearing t-shirts, mindful of the law requiring them to stay at least 50 metres from a polling station. (more...)
Flight MH17 `downed by Russian military missile´ Flight MH17 `downed by Russian military missile´
- May 26, 2018

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said the global community should be concerned about Russia's involvement in an attack that killed so many people. In the aftermath of the downing of the jet, Russian state media floated a number of conspiracy theories that attempted to spread disinformation about the incident. (more...)
Police had resource officer at Noblesville West Middle School Police had resource officer at Noblesville West Middle School
- May 26, 2018

Their eighth-grade daughter had called her while hiding under a desk, according to the report . "We now know that it is up to communities, families, activists, educators and the students themselves to stand up and demand that those who are trusted with protecting them do their jobs". (more...)
Strange wolf-like animal shot in central Montana
- May 26, 2018

DNA test are being run on a mystery animal shot this month in Montana which is puzzling experts due to its unusual features. And although it looked similar to a wolf its ears were too long. One more plausible explanation is that the animal was a wolf/dog hybrid. "Finally, we caught it and it turned out to be a hybrid". People who breed wolfdogs for pets, often find they are too challenging to care for. (more...)
Trump to Spare Chinese Telecom ZTE from Collapse Trump to Spare Chinese Telecom ZTE from Collapse
- May 26, 2018

The Senate on Thursday released a defense policy bill containing a provision requiring Trump , before making any ZTE deal, to certify with Congress that ZTE hasn't violated US law for the past year and is cooperating with USA investigations. (more...)
Ayatollah Khamenei sets seven conditions for Europe to save nuclear deal Ayatollah Khamenei sets seven conditions for Europe to save nuclear deal
- May 26, 2018

In exchange, Tehran was granted widespread relief from global trade, oil and banking sanctions. "When we see that the [2015 nuclear deal] was useless, one way forward is to restart those halted activities". "The moderates set the tone on the worldwide stage through their shrewd diplomatic skills and softer tone, while the hard-liners take a tougher stance to help the moderates win more concessions", said Rafizadeh. (more...)
Omans Salalah braces for Cyclone Mekunu Omans Salalah braces for Cyclone Mekunu
- May 26, 2018

The cyclone is expected to make landfall early Saturday near Salalah , Oman's third-largest city and home to some 200,000 people. Cyclone Mekunu roared over the Yemeni island of Socotra in the Arabian Sea on its way to Oman on Thursday, sending torrents of water rushing down streets and sinking at least two ships. (more...)
Attempted assassination turned my world upside down, says Yulia Skripal Attempted assassination turned my world upside down, says Yulia Skripal
- May 26, 2018

Ms Skripal, 33, and 66-year-old Mr Skripal were found slumped on a bench following the poisoning. Yulia Skripal made her first filmed public statement with a deep red scar on her neck. Moscow accuses Britain of failing to provide any evidence and stonewalling Russian requests for information. "I don't want to describe the details but the clinical treatment was invasive, painful and depressing", Skripal said. (more...)
TN Pollution Control Board orders closure of Sterlite plant TN Pollution Control Board orders closure of Sterlite plant
- May 26, 2018

Media reports from the town of Tuticorin say that pushing and shoving between protesters and police turned more violent on Tuesday, with demonstrators pelting police with stones, overturning cars and setting fires. MK Stalin, leader of the main Tamil Nadu opposition party, the DMK , said police were guilty of atrocities. The state government had on Wednesday transferred Superintendent of Police ( Thoothukudi ) P Mahendran and Thoothukudi District Collector N Venkatesh. (more...)
Emile Cilliers found guilty of attempting to murder his wife Emile Cilliers found guilty of attempting to murder his wife
- May 26, 2018

After his wife discovered the gas leak, Cilliers, who was also in contact with prostitutes and seeing his former wife for sex, made a second attempt on Mrs Cilliers' life by sabotaging both her main and reserve parachutes, causing her to fall 4,000ft to the ground, which she "miraculously survived". (more...)
USA reaches deal to keep China's ZTE in business: congressional aide USA reaches deal to keep China's ZTE in business: congressional aide
- May 26, 2018

The president's earlier proposal ran into immediate resistance in Congress, where Democrats and Trump's fellow Republicans accused the president of bending to pressure from Beijing to ease up on a company that has admitted to violating sanctions on Iran. (more...)
Putin hints at becoming prime minister again in 2024 Putin hints at becoming prime minister again in 2024
- May 26, 2018

A senior French diplomat insisted "a lot needs to be done" during the visit as part of the nation's desperate attempt to change the position of Russian Federation. Mr Macron will head to St Petersburg on Thursday as part of a two day visit to Russian Federation. Few see any likelihood of a breakthrough on Ukraine. (more...)
Irish voters show landslide support for liberalizing abortion laws, exit poll shows Irish voters show landslide support for liberalizing abortion laws, exit poll shows
- May 26, 2018

Campaigning was not allowed, but Dublin was still filled with signs and banners urging citizens to vote "yes" or "no". If the repeal effort is successful, the government has vowed to introduce legislation later this year to establish the circumstances under which Irish women may pursue the procedure. (more...)
Syria airstrike: U.S. airstrikes obliterate Syria bases - dealing blow to Vladimir Putin Syria airstrike: U.S. airstrikes obliterate Syria bases - dealing blow to Vladimir Putin
- May 26, 2018

Syrian state media did not immediately report the strikes. Still, the coalition has on occasion struck Syrian pro-government forces that it said were attempting to attack coalition positions. This photograph provided by the Israeli Ministry of Defense on Monday Dec. 21, 2015 shows a launch of David's Sling missile defense system. In addition to conducting military operations to thwart Iranian efforts, the army this week also appeared to be turning to public threats, both overt and somewhat ... (more...)
Washington State Patrol investigates how a handgun ended up in driver's bumper Washington State Patrol investigates how a handgun ended up in driver's bumper
- May 26, 2018

A driver in Washington State made quite the discovery when he stopped for gas: a gun had pierced his front bumper and had lodged there, presumably for miles. Washington State Patrol Trooper Guy Gill says the driver notified troopers, who recovered the gun, which was missing its magazine. Gill said state police recovered the handgun and turned it over to Lakewood police. (more...)
Taiwan Is Running Out of Friends Fast as China Turns the Screws Taiwan Is Running Out of Friends Fast as China Turns the Screws
- May 26, 2018

In her strongly-worded remarks, President Tsai said the diplomatic pressure campaigns and actions from Beijing fully demonstrate "the anxiety and lack of confidence of the Chinese government". Earlier this month, the United States clothing retailer Gap apologised for selling T-shirts featuring an "erroneous" map of China, which did not include the island of Taiwan . (more...)
Greece has the 6th most powerful passport in the planet Greece has the 6th most powerful passport in the planet
- May 26, 2018

The index is updated by citizenship planning firm Henley & Partners. The country also secured eight new visa-waivers for its citizens in 2018 alone, more than any other country : China, Ireland, Burkina Faso, Uruguay, Guinea, Tonga, Benin and Honduras. (more...)
Hundreds of volunteers help plant 16000 flags at Chalmette National Cemetery Hundreds of volunteers help plant 16000 flags at Chalmette National Cemetery
- May 26, 2018

They lowered, folded and respectfully burned the old one, before replacing it with a new one. Those sacrifices continue, Walton pointed out. "That takes a special person", Walton told Mattos Newspapers. Monday with guest speakers, patriotic music and traditional ceremonies scheduled. Flags are being placed on graves all over the country, including here at Springfield's National Cemetery. (more...)
Britain will build own satellite system if no access to EU's - Hammond Britain will build own satellite system if no access to EU's - Hammond
- May 25, 2018

The payment and the future trade deal are not formally linked because the withdrawal agreement "does not contain conditionalities", Ms. Braverman said. "I have an obligation to my constituents and the 17.4 million people around the country that chose to leave and take back control of our destiny". Hilary Benn , the committee chairman, said: "We are rapidly running out of time to get new trade and customs arrangements in place. (more...)
Steve Sweeney Urge States to Reject Sports Betting 'Integrity Fee' Steve Sweeney Urge States to Reject Sports Betting 'Integrity Fee'
- May 25, 2018

It looks like New Jersey wasn't the only one trying to make a profit from legalizing sports betting . Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal law banning sports betting , opening the door for states to decide if they want to let people wager on sports. (more...)
Union Public Library 2018 Summer Program Union Public Library 2018 Summer Program
- May 25, 2018

Summer reading isn't just for the kids, though - Ascension Parish Library is introducing Beanstack this year. Using a software called Beanstack, participants can easily register for the program online, and track their progress toward certain milestones, which result in prizes available at their library. (more...)

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