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Campaigners celebrate as Ireland votes to scrap abortion laws Campaigners celebrate as Ireland votes to scrap abortion laws
- May 28, 2018

Campaigners who have fought for more than three decades to remove the eighth amendment abortion ban from Ireland's constitution hailed the referendum vote as a major breakthrough in a largely Catholic nation that has already seen a wave of social liberalization in recent years. (more...)
Reprieve for ZTE as US puts telco giant back in business Reprieve for ZTE as US puts telco giant back in business
- May 28, 2018

The fine would come on top of the roughly $1 billion ZTE has paid for selling equipment to North Korea and Iran in violation of USA sanctions, according to news reports. Top Republican and Democrat senators have denounced the compromise and one even vowed to block it. President Trump this month ordered a review of the ZTE ban in response to a personal request by Chinese President Xi Jinping . (more...)
Massive fire breaks out at Germany’s biggest amusement park Massive fire breaks out at Germany’s biggest amusement park
- May 28, 2018

More than 25,000 visitors were on site when the fire broke out and many top rides, including the attractions " The Pirates of Batavia " and "Norway", were destroyed. Thousands of people have been evacuated as a fire engulfed part of Germany's largest amusement park. It also burned structures in the adjacent Scandinavia land of the park. (more...)
Italy's president calls in former International Monetary Fund official amid political turmoil Italy's president calls in former International Monetary Fund official amid political turmoil
- May 28, 2018

The president said he approved all of the other Cabinet picks, but rejected the coalition partners' choice for the economy portfolio out of concern it would have a negative effect on financial markets and the Italian economy. Five-Star Movement (M5S) candidate premier, Luigi Di Maio, right, and party founder Beppe Grillo attend their party's final rally in Rome , Friday, March 2, 2018. (more...)
Woman held captive slips note to veterinary employee Woman held captive slips note to veterinary employee
- May 28, 2018

My boyfriend is threatening me", the note read. The woman said she'd tried to escape him days earlier by jumping out of a bedroom window and running down the street, however he caught her and dragged her back to the house. Floyd is a convicted felon, according to the sheriff's office. DeLand police arrived, detaining Floyd and confiscating his gun. Police went to the home and say they found bullet holes in the walls. (more...)
Trump says spy infiltrated his campaign; lawyer casts doubt Trump says spy infiltrated his campaign; lawyer casts doubt
- May 28, 2018

Trump has made an unsubstantiated claim that an informant who contacted advisers to his 2016 campaign was a political "spy". He says if that was inappropriate, special counsel Robert Mueller's entire probe may be "illegitimate". The Washington Post , the New York Times , the Associated Press, Politico and Bloomberg, among others, say they will not call it that on their own. (more...)
U.S. sends warships near disputed island in South China Sea U.S. sends warships near disputed island in South China Sea
- May 28, 2018

China's island-building programme in the South China Sea has sparked concern around the region and in Washington about Chinese intentions. China and several other countries claim ownership of the multiple islands in the South China Sea with Beijing launching numerous military forces and vehicles in the region. (more...)
Severe weather, flash flooding affecting Ellicott City Severe weather, flash flooding affecting Ellicott City
- May 28, 2018

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 . Footage taken by bystanders showed waves of water rushing through the city's Main Street as it engulfed cars and reached as high as six-foot. Information still is preliminary, however, and authorities say they are still checking flooded buildings and streets. (more...)
Authorities: Flash flood surges through Maryland community
- May 28, 2018

In some areas, water levels reached above the first floor of buildings, Howard County Fire and EMS said. A spokeswoman in Baltimore County said the fire department has received dozens of calls about cars stuck in high water and flooded basements. (more...)
USA officials travel to North Korea, despite summit being called off USA officials travel to North Korea, despite summit being called off
- May 28, 2018

The State Department confirmed Sunday that a team of USA officials had entered North Korea for preparatory talks despite the uncertainty over the summit. "This is an opportunity to find out what, in fact, they might be willing to do and vice versa - and that is the most important step right now", Narang said. (more...)
United States team heading to Singapore to work on summit United States team heading to Singapore to work on summit
- May 28, 2018

Mr Trump had rattled the region on Thursday by cancelling his meeting with Mr Kim, citing "open hostility" from the Pyongyang regime. Kim Jong Un agrees with me on this. A man walks past a TV broadcasting a news report on a cancelled summit between the US and North Korea, in Seoul, South Korea, May 25, 2018. The Trump administration's main demand from North Korea is that it shut down its nuclear weapons program completely and irreversibly. (more...)
Italian PM-Designate Conte Fails to Form New Government - President's Office Italian PM-Designate Conte Fails to Form New Government - President's Office
- May 28, 2018

Efforts to form a coalition government collapsed on Sunday after the Italian president rejected a eurosceptic pick for the key economy ministry, triggering a possible constitutional crisis and opening the prospect of fresh elections. In a speech, the League's leader Matteo Salvini said the two parties had worked "day and night" to provide Italy a new government. Breitbart News former executive chairman Stephen K. (more...)
Oklahoma restaurant shooter killed by armed bystander in parking lot Oklahoma restaurant shooter killed by armed bystander in parking lot
- May 28, 2018

Three people were injured, two of whom were shot, police said . Oklahoma City Police said two people were hospitalized and all the victims are expected to survive. "Me and my whole family and even his friends all thought that he should be put into a behavioral unit", the man said, speaking to a reporter through a closed window of a home. (more...)
Danica Patrick Crashes At The Indy 500 Danica Patrick Crashes At The Indy 500
- May 28, 2018

She may now turn to her acting and voice-over career, which has seen numerous appearances as herself on talk shows, reality series and hosting gigs. "It was definitely not the way that I wanted it to end", she said softly. The Homestead crash was Patrick's 10th race-ending incident of the season and her career ends with crashes in six of her final nine races overall. Patrick stood stoically behind her bright green race vehicle during pre-race pageantry, with boyfriend and Green Bay ... (more...)
Four Russian servicemen killed in Syrian militant raid
- May 28, 2018

Since then, Russian Federation mainly conducted air strikes against groups opposed to the government, including the Syrian National Coalition, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ( ISIL ), al-Nusra Front, and others. It did not give a date or precise location, but the Observatory said it was the same incident as the IS attack near Mayadeen. Russian ground and air forces have been crucial in helping Assad recapture most territory lost in the early stages of the nation's seven-year-long ... (more...)
Democrats say briefings did not support Trump's claim of Federal Bureau of Investigation 'spy' Democrats say briefings did not support Trump's claim of Federal Bureau of Investigation 'spy'
- May 28, 2018

The Justice Department plans to hold two classified briefings with select lawmakers Thursday addressing reports that a government informant - from outside the campaign - contacted Trump campaign aides in 2016. They may be newsworthy in that they show what the regime would like people to believe, but we don't assume that they have any relationship to actual facts. (more...)
United States warships 'seriously infringed' on China - Beijing military chiefs
- May 27, 2018

Defence minstry chiefs said the incident is a "serious infringment" on Chinese sovereignty. The Chinese Ministry of Defense has accused the USA warships of serious infringement of Chinese sovereignty after American vessels entered Chinese territorial waters without permission. (more...)
Giuliani: Trump Won't Fire Mueller and 'Play the Victim' Giuliani: Trump Won't Fire Mueller and 'Play the Victim'
- May 27, 2018

In April, the FBI seized records from the president's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, in an investigation by the Southern District of NY that was referred in part by Mr. He said he felt "pretty comfortable with because there has been none", but isn't as comfortable as Trump is with potential obstruction. "He is adamant in wanting to do it, but we're more convinced as we see it that this is a rigged investigation", Mr. (more...)
Two Palestinians killed by Israeli tank fire in Gaza Two Palestinians killed by Israeli tank fire in Gaza
- May 27, 2018

The Palestinian Health Ministry says two people were killed. A third person, 25-year-old Naseem Marwan al-Amour, succumbed later to his wounds. Palestinian media had earlier reported the air strikes, which reports said lit up the sky in the city of Rafah that abuts Gaza's southern border with Egypt. (more...)
Kim remains skeptical about Washington’s security pledge upon de-nuclearization - Moon Kim remains skeptical about Washington’s security pledge upon de-nuclearization - Moon
- May 27, 2018

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in embrace each other after their meeting at the northern side of the Panmunjom in North Korea. Trump said talks regarding the summit were "going along very well", and that "there's a lot of good will". In addition to his summits with Moon and Xi, Kim also has had two meetings with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (more...)
Four Russian soldiers killed in Syria skirmishes, Kremlin says Four Russian soldiers killed in Syria skirmishes, Kremlin says
- May 27, 2018

Two servicemen succumbed to their grave injuries shortly afterwards. "During the fighting, which lasted for almost an hour, the military destroyed 43 terrorists and six all-terrain vehicles with large-caliber armaments installed on them", the ministry said. (more...)
IAF becomes first ever to use F-35 jet in combat IAF becomes first ever to use F-35 jet in combat
- May 27, 2018

It has also been blamed for a number of similar attacks, though weaker in scale. This image showing an Israeli F-35 flying above Beirut was circulating on social media after being shown in a presentation by Israeli Air Force chief Amikam Norkin. (more...)
Trump administration said to reach deal with China on ZTE Trump administration said to reach deal with China on ZTE
- May 27, 2018

ZTE announced earlier this month that it was ceasing operations after the USA banned American companies from supplying the telecom giant. The House voted to punish China's ZTE Corp . Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told Senate Republicans on Wednesday that they were going to make a three-part offer to China in exchange for freeing ZTE from severe regulatory penalties, according to two people briefed on the discussion. (more...)
Russia 'Accountable' for Downed Airliner, Australia and Netherlands Say Russia 'Accountable' for Downed Airliner, Australia and Netherlands Say
- May 27, 2018

Ms Bishop said Russian Federation must now stop its "campaign of misinformation" and its efforts to discredit the legitimacy of the investigation findings . This is the first time the Joint Investigation Team ( JIT ) - made up of crime experts from Australia , Malaysia , Ukraine, Belgium and the Netherlands - has come close to suggesting Russian complicity in downing the airliner, even to the extent of providing the missile system. (more...)
Deputies say missing baby still hasn't been found Deputies say missing baby still hasn't been found
- May 27, 2018

Saturday. Crews gathered in the area of Joy Road in Sodus. Hidalgo-Calderon's mom Estela issued a statement after her daughter's body was found. Reyes was apprehended Wednesday night in York, Livingston County. Calderon reported her daughter and grandson missing on Sunday, three days after last texting with Hidalgo-Calderon. The two typically communicate at the end of each day, Calderon said. (more...)
North and South Korea leaders meet following a whirlwind 24-hours North and South Korea leaders meet following a whirlwind 24-hours
- May 27, 2018

North Korean diplomat Kim Kye Gwan said Pyongyang's recent criticisms had been a reaction to unbridled American rhetoric, and that the current antagonism showed "the urgent necessity" for the summit. "There is ZERO disagreement within the Trump Administration as to how to deal with North Korea", Trump asserted in one of his tweet . In his letter, Trump responded, referencing US nuclear capabilities "so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used". (more...)
White House Lawyer Joins Secret Briefings About FBI Informant White House Lawyer Joins Secret Briefings About FBI Informant
- May 27, 2018

But Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), a stalwart Trump supporter and chair of the House Intelligence Committee, declined to speak to reporters about whether the material reviewed at the briefing supported the president's statements. That Trump's strategy is totally transparent doesn't make it any less of a threat to norms of what we do - and should - expect from a president. He gave important attention to the alternative scenario that he and some of his conservative allies have been promoting. (more...)
Meetings on potential North Korea summit going 'very well'
- May 27, 2018

That hasn't changed, and it's moving along pretty well. "So we'll see what happens". Video and a photo released by South Korea's presidential Blue House on Saturday showed Mr. KCNA said the leaders also agreed to meet frequently. Trump canceled the planned talks Thursday, blaming recent threatening statements by Pyongyang to pull out of the summit over what it saw as confrontational remarks by USA officials. (more...)
Ireland's pro-life campaign concedes defeat in abortion referendum Ireland's pro-life campaign concedes defeat in abortion referendum
- May 27, 2018

After the "Yes" vote is confirmed in official results, the eighth amendment of Ireland's constitution will be repealed. Katherine Zappone said Saturday she is confident new abortion legislation can be approved by parliament and put in place before the end of the year. (more...)
Trump Reaffirms Commitment to Meet Kim Jong-un in Singapore
- May 27, 2018

Donald Trump has said negotiations over a potential summit with the leader of North Korea are "going along very well". That two-hour meeting was the latest remarkable diplomatic chapter in a roller coaster of developments on the Korean peninsula. (more...)

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