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Trump announces tariffs on China, tech crackdown ahead of key trade meeting
- May 29, 2018

The announcement raises the stakes for the third round of talks between the two economies. US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will visit China from June 2-4, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday, without giving further details. (more...)
Maryland slammed by raging flash floods Maryland slammed by raging flash floods
- May 29, 2018

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman said Monday that finding Hermond was a priority. Hermond was reported missing to police about 12.30am on Monday (4.30pm NZT), but has not been seen since about 5.20pm at the height of the flooding , when raging, brown waters ripped through the town. (more...)
Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano belches another plume of ash Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano belches another plume of ash
- May 29, 2018

If they're gonna go to that extent, they need to know their escape routes. "In this case the lava was moving fast and it could come again". Fissures 8 and 24 were the only ones actively erupting but it seemed that the volume from other fissures was also being released at this location where a massive flow was on the move and consumed a dozen houses while the helicopter was hovering there. (more...)
Ralph Winnie discusses USA trade issues with Russia, China & Iran Ralph Winnie discusses USA trade issues with Russia, China & Iran
- May 29, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the pact early previous year under his "America First" policy, raising fears of trade protectionism. Macron met with Putin amid deep differences between them over Syria, Ukraine and alleged Russian meddling overseas. Macron responded on a serious note that France and its allies could stand for themselves. (more...)
Russian billionaire Abramovich takes Israeli citizenship
- May 29, 2018

As a new citizen, "Abramovich is exempt from taxes in Israel on income earned overseas for ten years, and need not declare the sources of that income for the same period", the Times of Israel says. Abramovich formally has residency in Jersey in the Channel Islands, a tax haven, but has never taken it up. Ynet News reported that Mr. Abramovich has already opened a bank account in Israel, and that he will reside at a $28 million (NIS 100 million) estate in the picturesque Neve Tzedek ... (more...)
Man 'kills two police officers' in Liege, Belgium Man 'kills two police officers' in Liege, Belgium
- May 29, 2018

BRUSSELS-A gunman killed three people, including two police officers, in the Belgian city of Liege on Tuesday, a city official said. Officials have not confirmed a motive for the deadly attack but terrorism is being considered. "We are now assessing what happened exactly". He was rushing to the crisis centre to get more information. About six gunshots could be heard.Belgian police and military have been on alert since suicide bombers killed 32 people at the Brussels airport and subway ... (more...)
France Rewards 'Spiderman' Immigrant Hero Who Scaled Wall To Save Dangling Child France Rewards 'Spiderman' Immigrant Hero Who Scaled Wall To Save Dangling Child
- May 29, 2018

Mamoudou Gassama told BFM TV that he was watching a football game at a Paris, France restaurant when he heard a commotion, making his way outside where he quickly noticed the child and realized what was happening. "Bravo", Macron said to Gassama during a one-on-one meeting in a gilded room of the presidential Elysee Palace that ended with the awarding of a medal from the prefecture for "courage and devotion". (more...)
India, Top Iranian Oil Importer, Says Will Not Heed U.S. Sanctions India, Top Iranian Oil Importer, Says Will Not Heed U.S. Sanctions
- May 29, 2018

The US President's decision to abandon the agreement has shocked the world, with America's closest allies such as France, Germany and the United Kingdom expressing concern over it. EAM conveyed that all parties to the agreement should engage constructively for peaceful resolution of the issues that have arisen with respect to the agreement. (more...)
2 journalists killed in North Carolina when tree falls onto SUV 2 journalists killed in North Carolina when tree falls onto SUV
- May 29, 2018

On behalf of everyone at 7News and WSPA-TV, we express our honest condolences to the families of both Mike McCormick and Aaron Smeltzer and to our colleagues at WYFF News 4 on their loss. McCormick anchored the station's weekend newscasts and had been at the station since 2007. "We thank you for your comfort as we mourn". Mr. Smeltzer was the photographer in the Spartanburg bureau, and WYFF News 4 said he joined the station in February. (more...)
Only Syrian army should have presence in south, say Russian Federation and Israel Only Syrian army should have presence in south, say Russian Federation and Israel
- May 29, 2018

The report details that Russia's presumed plan to remove Iranian troops from the border region was in response to Israel's extensive campaign of strikes on Iranian-operated bases in Syria on May 10, that killed 23 fighters. Israel's has long said it would not allow Iran to gain a permanent military foothold in Syria. The diplomatic flurry to prevent further violence comes as a Syrian government offensive on the southern province of Daraa appears imminent after aircraft dropped leaflets last ... (more...)
'1000-Year Flood': Maryland's Ellicott City Community Heartbroken over Epic Flood '1000-Year Flood': Maryland's Ellicott City Community Heartbroken over Epic Flood
- May 29, 2018

Hogan announced that Howard County would get just over $1 million from FEMA that would fund a storm drain project that will reduce the flood risk of areas surrounding Ellicott City's Main Street. The flash floods that began on Sunday flooded buildings and destroyed vehicles. An army veteran who tried to save people in the horrific Maryland flood on May 27 has gone missing, and local police have put out desperate pleas for help in finding him. (more...)
US team arrives in North Korea to prepare for summit US team arrives in North Korea to prepare for summit
- May 29, 2018

On Sunday, Mr Trump said a team from the U.S. had arrived in North Korea to make arrangements for the summit, saying it would help the North achieve its "brilliant potential". However, South Korean President emphasized on Sunday that it was necessary to establish a direct hotlne betwen the countries. Pyongyang has rejected unilateral disarmament and has always couched its language in terms of denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula. (more...)
Brutal New Jersey beach arrest: Police reassigned Brutal New Jersey beach arrest: Police reassigned
- May 29, 2018

A Twitter video shows police officers wrestling a woman to the ground and punching her in the head at Wildwood beach. The video, which has been viewed more than three million times to date, does not show the beginning of the altercation. (more...)
Trump Honors Fallen Soldiers On Memorial Day With Self-Congratulatory Tweet Trump Honors Fallen Soldiers On Memorial Day With Self-Congratulatory Tweet
- May 29, 2018

Trump posted a video on Twitter earlier Monday for Memorial Day . Trump praised the current unemployment rate for African-Americans and Hispanics, as well as the "best economy in decades" ― two areas that began steadily improving under the Obama administration . (more...)
Devastating flooding in Ellicott City, Maryland Devastating flooding in Ellicott City, Maryland
- May 29, 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. A damaged vehicle swept away by floodwaters rests by a utility pole in Ellicott City, Md ., on Sunday. (more...)
Roman Abramovich becomes Israeli citizen after United Kingdom delays visa renewal Roman Abramovich becomes Israeli citizen after United Kingdom delays visa renewal
- May 29, 2018

He has faced delays in renewing his United Kingdom visa. Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich, center, applauds at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Sunday, May 21, 2017. (more...)
Mahathir confirms high-speed rail project with Singapore to be scrapped Mahathir confirms high-speed rail project with Singapore to be scrapped
- May 29, 2018

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak agreed with his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong to build the rail link to trim the land journey between the two Southeast Asian cities to 90 minutes , from about five hours now. Mahathir has stated that his government is looking into ways to reduce the amount of money it has to pay Singapore. "That will be dropped", said Mahathir. (more...)
Syria bans Iranian forces from using airbases
- May 28, 2018

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that only Syrian army troops should be present in the area along the borders with Israel and Jordan , as multiple parties vied to keep a fragile ceasefire in southern Daraa province from collapsing. (more...)
Lava in Hawaii so widespread it can be seen from space Lava in Hawaii so widespread it can be seen from space
- May 28, 2018

At approximately 7 p.m. on Sunday evening, a large perched lava pond created by Fissure 7 apparently breached, resulting in a fast moving lava flow that ran down Leilani Avenue and Luana Street in Leilani Estates, officials reported last night. (more...)
Giuliani admits he’s anxious about Mueller’s obstruction of justice case against Trump Giuliani admits he’s anxious about Mueller’s obstruction of justice case against Trump
- May 28, 2018

For instance, in his very first TV appearance after taking the position, Giuliani pretty much contradicted Trump by saying the president had repaid his beleaguered personal attorney, Michael Cohen , for the $130,000 payment he reportedly made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels to keep her quiet about her alleged affair with the real estate mogul back in 2006. (more...)
New Zealand plans to kill 150,000 cows in effort to eradicate disease New Zealand plans to kill 150,000 cows in effort to eradicate disease
- May 28, 2018

The disease, which is common in many countries, was first detected in New Zealand at a farm in the South Island last July and some 37 properties have now tested positive for the illness. New Zealand has already culled 26,000 cattle in the 10 months since the disease was discovered. Ardern said total eradication of the disease was possible as it was not yet widespread and had presented in only one strain. (more...)
Teacher who stopped shooting: 'I had to save students' Teacher who stopped shooting: 'I had to save students'
- May 28, 2018

Jason Seaman spoke publicly Monday for the first time, three days after he tackled and disarmed a student with a gun. The football coach and former college defensive lineman used his athletic skills to take down the assailant. Molly Miles, a Noblesville High School freshman, told the IndyStar that she remembered Seaman telling the class that he would keep them safe in the event of a shooting. (more...)
Ex-IMF official tapped to head Italy firmly backs euro Ex-IMF official tapped to head Italy firmly backs euro
- May 28, 2018

Markets have largely welcomed his decision to put an end to the proposed government of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and right-wing nationalist League, which had insisted on Paolo Savona as economy minister. Mr. Cottarelli said he was asked to keep an interim government intact until early next year, at least. The two parties' approved nominee for Prime Minister, lawyer and political novice Giuseppe Conte, stepped aside over the decision, exacerbating the political turmoil almost ... (more...)
Flash flood hits USA state of Maryland Flash flood hits USA state of Maryland
- May 28, 2018

The flooding today swept away parked cars in Ellicott City , set along the west bank of Maryland's Patapsco River and about 13 miles (20 kilometers) west of Baltimore. Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman said authorities aren't aware of any fatalities or missing people. Mr Kittleman said there have been no reports of injuries but added the situation was still developing and more rain is expected. (more...)
Flash floods rip through MD city
- May 28, 2018

Two residents died in the flood waters. The National Weather Service D.C. /Baltimore is calling this an "extremely unsafe and potentially catastrophic situation". They're saying rescuers will come to help. But on Sunday, he said his current focus is to help people and make sure they are safe. Founded in 1772 as a mill town, Ellicott City has for the past several decades catered to tourists with its historic charm and antique shops. (more...)
Fears of massive explosion as Hawaii lava flow reaches power station Fears of massive explosion as Hawaii lava flow reaches power station
- May 28, 2018

The Hawaii Civil Defense Agency said all the wells remained "stable and secure" in a statement released Sunday night. After many tense days situated at the edge of voluminous volcanic fissures that sent lava mostly in the opposite direction, the geothermal plant is now expected to come into contact with another lobe of lava that advanced onto PGV property overnight, after crossing Pohoiki Road on Saturday. (more...)
The 'scandals' and progress of the Russian Federation probe
- May 28, 2018

Also Sunday, Trump lawyer and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani said he no longer thinks the Mueller probe is legitimate. Yet Republican lawmakers who warned in the past that firing Mueller would be a "red line" Trump can't cross were mostly silent when, for example, the president started criticizing the special counsel by name in Twitter messages in April. (more...)
Teacher corrects mistakes in White House letter, sends it back to Trump Teacher corrects mistakes in White House letter, sends it back to Trump
- May 28, 2018

Mason posted a photo of the letter, printed on White House stationary and bearing President Trump's signature, on which she has made her own corrections. Not only did the letter she received not address her concerns, but it was filled with poor writing and bad grammar. Mason said that the White House didn't respond to her original inquiry. (more...)
Heroic rescue of child dangling from balcony Heroic rescue of child dangling from balcony
- May 28, 2018

She referred to him as the "Spiderman of the 18th", referring to the Paris district where the rescue took place. By the time Parisian emergency services arrived at the building, he had already pulled the child to safety. Ms Hidalgo said Mr Gassama told her that he arrived from Mali a few months ago and wished to stay in France. A recent immigrant to Paris scaled a building Saturday night to rescue a child dangling from a balcony, Mayor Anne Hidalgo said. (more...)
Russian Federation blamed for MH17 crash in Ukraine Russian Federation blamed for MH17 crash in Ukraine
- May 28, 2018

Foreign ministers of Australia and the Netherlands, Julie Bishop and Stef Blok respectively, have chose to hold Russian Federation legally responsible for the downing of the flight, and is actively seeking to compel the country to provide reparations for the victims' families under clauses of the worldwide law. (more...)

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