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USA might get nasty at European Union privacy laws USA might get nasty at European Union privacy laws
- May 31, 2018

Shares of United States steel manufacturers were jumping in early trading Thursday after The Wall Street Journal reported that President Donald Trump was ready to announce tariffs on European Union , Mexican, and Canadian steel imported into the country. (more...)
Assad: US losing cards in Syria, must leave our soil Assad: US losing cards in Syria, must leave our soil
- May 31, 2018

Assad said the government had "started now opening doors for negotiations" with the SDF. "Because the majority of them are Syrians, supposedly they like their country, they don't like to be puppets to any foreigners", he said in English. "Fortunately, it has been avoided, not by the wisdom of the American leadership, but by the wisdom of the Russian leadership". Trading insults: Responding to U.S. (more...)
Storms, lightning leave 47 dead in India Storms, lightning leave 47 dead in India
- May 31, 2018

According to ANI , 12 people have died and 28 are injured due to thunderstorm in different parts of Jharkhand . At least 12 people were killed and almost 28 injured in thunderstorms in different parts of Jharkhand, ANI reported on Tuesday. (more...)
Trump announces pardon of Dinesh D'Souza Trump announces pardon of Dinesh D'Souza
- May 31, 2018

Trump announced the pardon in a tweet , claiming D'Souza "was treated very unfairly by our government!" "Could it be that the organizer of the #Charlottesville rally is a left-wing fascist pretending to be a right-winger?" he said on Twitter. (more...)
Trump blames Democrats for own policy separating families Trump blames Democrats for own policy separating families
- May 31, 2018

Many seized on reports that HHS " lost " 1,475 children past year, describing them as "missing". During the Obama administration, officials at U.S. "But there's no reason to believe that anything has happened to the kids". "This policy has not changed from the prior administration", he said. A girl and other members of a caravan of migrants from Central America get ready to spend the night near the San Ysidro checkpoint in Tijuana, Mexico on April 29, 2018. (more...)
Senior North Korea envoy heads to United States as meeting planning continues Senior North Korea envoy heads to United States as meeting planning continues
- May 31, 2018

Russian Federation said Wednesday that its foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, will travel to North Korea for talks on Thursday. Last week, President Trump called off a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un . His many positions in party and government make him one of the most powerful people in North Korea, according to the website North Korea Leadership Watch. (more...)
Mueller team meddling in mid-term polls Mueller team meddling in mid-term polls
- May 31, 2018

Earlier Tuesday, Trump lashed out at the "rigged Russia Witch Hunt " on Twitter , casting Mueller's probe as partisan and saying it could amount to " MEDDLING " in this year's midterm elections to the detriment of Republicans . There is no evidence to suggest that the source, former University of Cambridge professor Stefan Halper, was inserted into the campaign, as the president has suggested, but he did seek out and meet Trump several campaign advisers. (more...)
U.S. says Syria chairing world disarmament body 'a travesty' U.S. says Syria chairing world disarmament body 'a travesty'
- May 31, 2018

He claimed that the USA sought to hold Syria to account for its alleged use of chemical weapons. "The [international] community must not be silent", he wrote on Twitter. The French representative also said Syria "does not have the moral authority to lead this body". The U.S., opposed to the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, objected to Syria's takeover of the committee's presidency. (more...)
Rudy Giuliani says he's counseled Trump against firing Sessions Rudy Giuliani says he's counseled Trump against firing Sessions
- May 31, 2018

President Donald Trump on Wednesday lashed out at Attorney General Jeff Sessions , tweeting that he wishes he had selected a different person for the job. Another long-time Trump defender, Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano , said Trump's repeated claims that the Federal Bureau of Investigation placed an undercover spy in his campaign "seem to be baseless". (more...)
Macron Awards Citizenship To Macron Awards Citizenship To "Spiderman" Migrant Who Rescued Dangling Child From Ledge
- May 31, 2018

Following the heroic act, Mr Gassama met French President Emmanuel Macron and his citizenship was fast-tracked. A West African migrant is being praised in France for scaling a building to save a boy hanging from a fourth-floor balcony in Paris . (more...)
CIA: North Korea Has No Plans to Denuclearize CIA: North Korea Has No Plans to Denuclearize
- May 31, 2018

Jo Myong-rok, a vice marshal of the People's Army and a special envoy of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, paid a rare visit to the United States to meet President Bill Clinton at the White House in October 2000 to help pave the way for a summit between the two leaders. (more...)
At least 50 killed in strike on Taliban leaders At least 50 killed in strike on Taliban leaders
- May 31, 2018

Elsewhere, three civilians were killed and 13 wounded by an explosion in the southern city of Kandahar that appeared to have targeted a mechanics' workshop repairing Afghan army vehicles, a spokesman for the Provincial Governor said. He said 10 insurgents were killed. More than 50 senior Taliban commanders were killed in an artillery strike in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand, a US military spokesman said on Wednesday, as fighting continued across the country. (more...)
Wildwood police release bodycam video of violent arrest Wildwood police release bodycam video of violent arrest
- May 31, 2018

The video comes nearly a year after a similar incident, in which a video captured a Wildwood police officer punching a man in the face. Footage of a woman punched and strangled by police on Wildwood Beach in New Jersey (USA), Saturday, May 26, has been viewed more than six million times. (more...)
Donald Trump Rips Democrats for Tweeting Border Pictures from 2014 Donald Trump Rips Democrats for Tweeting Border Pictures from 2014
- May 31, 2018

White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller said the administration would prefer to detain parents and children together, but the lack of detention space, along with the specifications of the Flores agreement, are preventing that. Wendy Young, president of the advocacy group Kids in Need of Defense, said Homeland Security is "injecting a law enforcement approach into this system", one that will strain HHS bed space. (more...)
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens announces resignation Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens announces resignation
- May 31, 2018

The prosecutor , Kimberly Gardner, announced her decision to drop the case this way: "I remain confident that we have the evidence required to pursue charges against Mr. Less than two weeks ago, the legislature began meeting in special sessions to consider impeachment proceedings against him. Greitens denied any violence and said the allegations amounted to a "political witch hunt". (more...)
Qatar takes measures to combat illegal trade in goods Qatar takes measures to combat illegal trade in goods
- May 31, 2018

Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E., Bahrain and Egypt cut economic and diplomatic ties with Qatar on June 5, accusing the country of financing terrorist groups and having close ties with Iran, charges Qatar rejects. The investigative report says that both Broidy and Nader spent a year in cultivating links with the two Crown Princes who were seeking to change United States foreign policy with regard to their arch rival Qatar. (more...)
Michael Avenatti warned by federal judge about 'publicity tour'
- May 31, 2018

Wood said a "taint team" of prosecutors not involved in the Cohen probe would make the determinations after that date. Avenatti said the public should be able to evaluate evidence that could reveal conspiracy between Cohen and Trump to commit crimes. (more...)
Thousands more died from Hurricane Maria than official death toll
- May 31, 2018

In December, the New York Times reported that actual deaths from Hurricane Maria exceeded 64 people, but put their total estimate at about 1,052. The government has ordered an external review of the death toll. The Post pointed out hurricane season is about to start and there are concerns Puerto Rico is still not prepared to deal with new emergencies. "As the world knows, the magnitude of this tragic disaster caused by Hurricane Maria resulted in many fatalities". (more...)
Alberto remnants arrive today; brings much needed rain to central Indiana Alberto remnants arrive today; brings much needed rain to central Indiana
- May 31, 2018

The large tree that crushed the TV news vehicle Monday afternoon near Tryon, North Carolina, killed news anchor Mike McCormick and photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer of WYFF-TV of Greenville, South Carolina, the station said. A storm surge warning was in place from the Suwannee River to Navarre, Florida, and a tropical storm warning covered from the Suwannee River to the border of MS and Alabama. (more...)
U.S. says North Korea behind malware attacks U.S. says North Korea behind malware attacks
- May 31, 2018

Kim Yong Chol will be the most senior North Korean on U.S. soil since Vice Marshal Jo Myong Rok met then-president Bill Clinton in 2000. Referring to denuclearization, Sanders said that, "as long as that is part of the discussion, we're going to focus on the June 12" date. (more...)
Pompeii man’s skeleton suggests he was killed by falling rock during eruption Pompeii man’s skeleton suggests he was killed by falling rock during eruption
- May 30, 2018

Excavations at the ancient Roman site suggest a massive explosive cloud from Mount Vesuvius sent the pillar of stone flying into the man, possibly decapitating him. Archaeologists found the rock sticking out of the ground, with the remains of the man intact from the chest down. The victim, who was estimated to be over 30, suffered a crushed thorax. (more...)
United Kingdom 'deeply concerned' over Russian pursuit of British Kremlin critic Bill Browder
- May 30, 2018

Browder said it was the sixth time Russian Federation has used Interpol - the International Criminal Police Organization - to detain him. Browder , who was banned form entering Russian, lobbied the U.S. It was not long before Browder hopped on a plane out of Spain and put the arrest in his rear view - but questions continue to eddy around why, exactly, the activist and commentator was arrested in the first place. (more...)
'Murdered' Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko is alive 'Murdered' Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko is alive
- May 30, 2018

Investigators will look at "Russian spy agencies' efforts to get rid of those who are trying to tell the truth about what is going on in Russia and Ukraine ", Mr Gerashchenko said . Babchenko also thanked the SBU for saving his life and said the most important thing was that what he called other big acts of terror had been thwarted. (more...)
Landslides and Flooding Near North Carolina Dam Causes Emergency Evacuations Landslides and Flooding Near North Carolina Dam Causes Emergency Evacuations
- May 30, 2018

Mudslides triggered by the soggy remnants of Alberto forced evacuations below a dam and closed an interstate highway in the western mountains of North Carolina on Wednesday. The emergency at Lake Tahoma has been canceled. "This is causing significant and life-threatening flooding countywide". Personnel worked through the night performing swift water rescues and are still going door to door informing residents of the situation. (more...)
Giuseppe Conte fails to form a government leaving Italy facing another election Giuseppe Conte fails to form a government leaving Italy facing another election
- May 30, 2018

MEPs said the country was in "meltdown" and hit out at Sergio Mattarella after he appointed former International Monetary Fund official Carlo Cottarelli to lead an interim administration. He will however struggle to get approval for his government from the parliament where populist forces have a majority in both houses. He seems nearly certain to fail, at which point the president would swear in him and his proposed cabinet, to serve until the next election. (more...)
Trump tweets he wishes he picked someone other than Sessions for AG Trump tweets he wishes he picked someone other than Sessions for AG
- May 30, 2018

Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), the House Oversight Committee chairman and a Trump supporter, said in an interview on Fox that the FBI was justified in using a secret informant to assist in the Russian Federation investigation...." I think when the president finds out what happened, he is going to be not just fine, he is going to be glad that we have an FBI that took seriously what they heard ". (more...)
Iran vehemently denies indirect talks with Israel Iran vehemently denies indirect talks with Israel
- May 30, 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today (Monday) that Assad's regime alone should be allowed at the southern border of Israel, and not Iran . "We have well-known agreements concerning the southwestern de-escalation zone", he said. It was the first time since 1974 that there had been clashes over the Israeli-occupied Syrian territory, setting in motion a rush for mediation to prevent further outbreak. (more...)
Journalist Babchenko alive, says his 'killing' was special operation Journalist Babchenko alive, says his 'killing' was special operation
- May 30, 2018

The Kremlin has denied claims from Ukraine that it was behind the killing of a prominent critic of Vladimir Putin in Kiev , branding the allegations the "height of cynicism". But in February 2017, he fled Russian Federation after becoming the subject of a particularly intense campaign of public harassment. He had faced political harassment after writing a Facebook post critical of Russia's military action in Syria and describing the "indifference" he felt upon learning of a plane ... (more...)
USA search firm says to end MH370 hunt in 'coming days' USA search firm says to end MH370 hunt in 'coming days'
- May 30, 2018

That search remained fruitless despite investigators asking for increasing the target area to 25,000 square kilometers (9653 square miles) north. Jiang Hui of China, whose mother was on board the plane, said in March that he was grateful for Ocean Infinity's courage to mount the search. (more...)
Highway closed as fast lava from Hawaii volcano engulfs roads, farms Highway closed as fast lava from Hawaii volcano engulfs roads, farms
- May 30, 2018

The U.S. Geological Survey said sulfur dioxide emissions from the volcano have more than doubled since the current eruption began. Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator Talmadge Magno said the intrusion onto Highway 132 - which already was closed to nonlocal traffic - isolated PGV from all official roadways, although he said there is still a "four-wheel-drive" trail that can provide emergency access to the facility. (more...)

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