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Qatar Bans Saudi, U.A.E. Goods Days Before Embargo Anniversary Qatar Bans Saudi, U.A.E. Goods Days Before Embargo Anniversary
- May 27, 2018

The Government Communications Office said in a statement that "the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt unexpectedly announced on June 5, 2017, that they would close its land and sea borders, as well as its airports, territory and airspace, to goods destined for Qatar". (more...)
Giuliani says Mueller probe 'rigged,' focusing on things that didn't happen Giuliani says Mueller probe 'rigged,' focusing on things that didn't happen
- May 27, 2018

He then misspoke while offering the example of Trump firing former FBI Director James Comey, saying instead "firing Mueller", before back-tracking to assure Trump isn't considering ousting the special counsel. "Not anymore", Giuliani said. "They're the Watergate. They're the people who have committed the crimes". The comment is a reference to former President Richard Nixon's call to fire special counsel Archibald Cox, a request that became known as the "Saturday Night Massacre" because two ... (more...)
Trump Mourns 'Young And Beautiful' Lives 'Destroyed' By Russia Probe
- May 27, 2018

In his latest attempt to discredit the federal probe, Trump tweeted that the "young and attractive lives" allegedly "destroyed" by the "Russia Collusion Witch Hunt " had "journeyed to Washington, D.C., with stars in their eyes". Trump and his Republican allies in Congress have jumped on the revelation that Halper, a veteran of past Republican presidential administrations, contacted Trump campaign officials as proof that Mueller's investigation was launched for "political purposes". (more...)
U.S. warships sail near South China Sea islands claimed by Beijing U.S. warships sail near South China Sea islands claimed by Beijing
- May 27, 2018

Washington has slammed China over the moves, and been carrying out "freedom of navigation" patrols in defiance of Beijing. The Rim of the Pacific exercise, known as RIMPAC and previously attended by China, was billed as the world's largest global maritime exercise and held every two years in Hawaii in June and July. (more...)
Boy, 13, remanded over schoolgirl's murder Boy, 13, remanded over schoolgirl's murder
- May 27, 2018

The boy, wearing a black jumper, blue jeans and black shoes, was charged with murdering Anastasia at Glenwood House, Laraghcon, on May 14. Mr Molloy applied for and was granted legal aid on behalf of his client. He said anything identifying the boy's name, school, home address or publishing his picture could lead to prosecution. The second boy arrested this morning will be released without charge. (more...)
'Kim Jong Un' poses for selfies in Singapore ahead of Trump summit 'Kim Jong Un' poses for selfies in Singapore ahead of Trump summit
- May 27, 2018

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un committed in the rivals' surprise meeting to sitting down with US President Donald Trump and to a "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula". (more...)
Gunman at Oklahoma restaurant shot dead by bystander Gunman at Oklahoma restaurant shot dead by bystander
- May 27, 2018

In addition to the mother and daughter who were injured, a man broke his leg as he attempted to run out of the restaurant, and a fourth person suffered a minor injury , according to police . All are in "good condition", according to the Oklahoma City police. A woman who answered the phone at the home believed to belong to Tilghman's mother declined to comment when contacted by The Associated Press . (more...)
Two Palestinians killed by Israeli tank fire in Gaza Two Palestinians killed by Israeli tank fire in Gaza
- May 27, 2018

Organizers said they would ramp up demonstrations on Tuesday with a flotilla of boats that would set off from Gaza in an attempt to break Israel's maritime blockade of the enclave. It added that "no injuries to IDF soldiers were reported", without revealing details of any civilian casualties. No Israelis have been killed during that time. (more...)
Four Russian military personnel killed in Syria's Deir al-Zor: Ifax Four Russian military personnel killed in Syria's Deir al-Zor: Ifax
- May 27, 2018

Two of the servicemen were "military advisors commanding the Syrian artillery" and were killed on the spot, the defence ministry said. The statement added that some 43 militants were killed in the ensuing clashes, which lasted for around an hour, without saying exactly when or where the fighting occurred. (more...)
Trump to Spare Chinese Telecom ZTE from Collapse Trump to Spare Chinese Telecom ZTE from Collapse
- May 27, 2018

That's apparently a $1.3 billion fine, a new management team and board, and "high-level security guarantees". Chinese officials sought a pullback on ZTE as part of any broader deal to prevent a trade war between the world's two biggest economies. (more...)
Peters 'deeply concerned' over MH17 missile confirmation Peters 'deeply concerned' over MH17 missile confirmation
- May 27, 2018

Two-thirds of the passengers were Dutch. Thanks to the thorough and professional work of the investigators, we now know that that missile belonged to the 53rd Anti-Aircraft Military Brigade of the Russian army. Shows part of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 at the crash site in the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), some 80 km east of Donetsk, September 09, 2014. (more...)
Amber Alert issued for abducted child in NY Amber Alert issued for abducted child in NY
- May 27, 2018

Authorities are investigating the abduction of little Owen Hidalgo-Calderon, who was last seen on Joy Road in Sodus, NY, at about 9:50 a.m. Hidalgo-Calderon had been in the US since November 2016, according to the Workers' Center. Selena Hidalgo-Calderon was in the process of applying for asylum, as she was from Guatemala and was being deported, Rebecca Fuentes of the Workers' Center of Central New York told the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle . (more...)
Trump Insists There is ‘ZERO Disagreement’ Within His Administration About North Korea Trump Insists There is ‘ZERO Disagreement’ Within His Administration About North Korea
- May 27, 2018

Image: Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in embraced at the surprise summit. "We're looking at Jun 12 in Singapore". Their quickly arranged meeting Saturday appears to highlight a sense of urgency on both sides of the world's most heavily armed border: Moon wants to secure a summit that he sees as the best way to ease animosity that had some fearing a war a year ago; Kim may see the sit-down with Trump as necessary to easing pressure from crushing sanctions and to winning security ... (more...)
Trump again pushes claim Federal Bureau of Investigation informant planted for political purposes Trump again pushes claim Federal Bureau of Investigation informant planted for political purposes
- May 27, 2018

He would "demand" a Justice Department investigation into whether the department and the FBI "infiltrated or surveilled" his 2016 presidential campaign for political purposes, he tweeted . Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is looking into Russian interference in the election, any collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, possible obstruction of justice and whatever associated criminal activity might be uncovered. (more...)
Talks on N Korea summit 'going very well'
- May 27, 2018

It allowed Moon to push for a US-North Korean summit that he sees as the best way to ease animosity that had some fearing a war a year ago. Meanwhile, Trump spoke to reporters about the potential summit from the Oval Office on Saturday night, where he had gathered with lawmakers to celebrate the return of Utah man Joshua Holt , who had been jailed in Venezuela for almost two years and finally freed. (more...)
Ireland votes down abortion law by wide margin Ireland votes down abortion law by wide margin
- May 27, 2018

Varadkar, 39, was given a rock star welcome by cheering crowds packed into the castle forecourt to hear the final result of the referendum . "What we have seen today is a culmination of a quiet revolution that has been taking place in Ireland for the past 10 or 20 years", he said. (more...)
Trump says Korea talks 'going along very well'
- May 27, 2018

A statement from North Korea's state news agency KCNA said Mr Kim expressed "his fixed will" on the possibility of meeting Mr Trump as previously planned. Associated Press/Alex Brandon Moon says his meeting with Kim was arranged at Kim's request. At that meeting, they declared they would work toward a nuclear-free Korean peninsula and a formal end to the 1950-53 Korean War. (more...)
Gov. Scott declares State of Emergency across Florida over Alberto Gov. Scott declares State of Emergency across Florida over Alberto
- May 27, 2018

Expected storm surges along the Florida to Louisiana coast could swell two to four feet, with some areas getting as low as a foot but some topping three feet. Rainfall could reach or exceed 2 inches per hour in some of these cells. As of 7:15 a.m., the National Weather Service in Miami said Alberto , the first-named storm of the 2018 season - which technically begins Friday, but who's counting? - had its center now located about 100 miles east of Cozumel, Mexico, in the northwestern ... (more...)
US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks
- May 27, 2018

Trump said in comments to reporters during a meeting between Mr. Trump and President Moon Jae-in of South Korea, The New York Times reported . Washington and Beijing both claimed victory on Monday as the world's two largest economies stepped back from the brink of a global trade war and agreed to hold further talks to boost US exports to China. (more...)
Newly adopted 1-year-old dies after being left in hot truck Newly adopted 1-year-old dies after being left in hot truck
- May 27, 2018

The tot was rushed to hospital following the tragedy in East Nashville, USA, but was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt Hospital on Wednesday evening. Nashville has now been hit with a heatwave, with highs on Wednesday of 31C (89F), however, inside the truck, with the windows closed temperatures could have soared to around 48C (120F). (more...)
Hawaii volcano sends another ash cloud high into the air
- May 27, 2018

There are now three lava flows entering the ocean between Pohoiki Bay and MacKenzie State Park, around Highway 137 mile markers 12 to 14. The explosions produced an ash cloud that rose up to 11,000 feet above sea level, the National Weather Service said. (more...)
Utah Missionary Set to Be Freed from Venezuela Detention Utah Missionary Set to Be Freed from Venezuela Detention
- May 27, 2018

Hatch said in a statement that Holt's release followed two years of intense lobbying, working with two presidential administrations, countless diplomatic contacts around the world, and Maduro himself. Senator Hatch said Holt was on his way to the United States and praised Corker's "pivotal efforts". Mr. Holt's release looked unlikely a week ago, when he appeared in a clandestinely shot video railing against the Maduro government and saying his life was threatened in a prison riot. (more...)
Trump says detained American released in Venezuela Trump says detained American released in Venezuela
- May 27, 2018

Holt and his family have always maintained his innocence, saying he traveled to Venezuela in June 2016 to marry Thamara Caleño, a fellow Mormon whom he met on a religious dating site. "The great people of Utah are Celebrating!" tweeted Mr. Trump. Senator Marco Rubio, R-Florida, who has Trump's ear on Latin America, said the couple's "release will in no way change US policy towards the dictatorship in Venezuela". (more...)
Korean leaders vow to 'meet frequently in the future': KCNA Korean leaders vow to 'meet frequently in the future': KCNA
- May 27, 2018

Moon has insisted Kim can be persuaded to abandon his nuclear facilities, materials, and bombs in a verifiable and irreversible way in exchange for credible security and economic guarantees. It wasn't immediately clear how the rivals organized what appeared to be an emergency summit. The two leaders held their meeting on the Northern side of the truce village of Panmunjom, inside the DMZ. (more...)
More evacuations ordered in Hawaii as volcano activity intensifies More evacuations ordered in Hawaii as volcano activity intensifies
- May 27, 2018

A time-lapse video uploaded to a social media website showed lava flowing on a road and approaching a house in Pahoa, Hawaii on Thursday (May 24). Armed with little more than a garden house, he doused lava bombs as they bombarded his and his neighbors' home, destroying windows, crashing through the roof and igniting parts of the house. (more...)

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