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Ireland Votes To Lift Its Abortion Ban, Exit Polls Show Ireland Votes To Lift Its Abortion Ban, Exit Polls Show
- May 28, 2018

This weekend, Ireland had a historic win when a campaign to overturn the country's constitutional ban on abortion was resoundingly supported in a national referendum. This will allow the government to bring in legislation by the end of the year. The medication is illegal in Northern Ireland which, after the referendum in the Republic on Friday, will soon be the only place in the United Kingdom and the island of Ireland where women can not terminate unwanted pregnancies. (more...)
China Approves 5 New Logos to Market Merchandise — Ivanka's Booming Business China Approves 5 New Logos to Market Merchandise — Ivanka's Booming Business
- May 28, 2018

In April, the Commerce Department said ZTE instead paid full bonuses to employees who engaged in the illegal conduct, failed to issue letters of reprimand, and lied about the practices to USA authorities. ZTE needs USA components for its mobile phones and network equipment. The measure also would apply to several other Chinese companies, including Hytera Communications Corp ., Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co . (more...)
Egyptian court orders one-month ban on YouTube Egyptian court orders one-month ban on YouTube
- May 28, 2018

After five years of the appeals process, Egypt's top administrative court has moved to uphold the ruling by ordering regulators to block YouTube for a month over the video. The ministry at the time said it would be impossible to enforce the ruling without also disrupting Google's Internet search engine, incurring potentially huge costs and job losses in the Arab world's most populous country. (more...)
Sabotage: Italian President Blocks Eurosceptic Coalition Govt, Populist Leader Calls for Impeachment Sabotage: Italian President Blocks Eurosceptic Coalition Govt, Populist Leader Calls for Impeachment
- May 28, 2018

Either "the government starts to work in the coming hours, or it's better to hold new elections and take an absolute majority", League chief Matteo Salvini , 45, said late on Saturday. When the Five Star/League coalition refused to budge on their support, Mattarella used his presidential powers to reject Savona's appointment as a minister. (more...)
Lava flow enters Hawaii geothermal plant property
- May 28, 2018

Authorities asked residents to flee as fiery lava surges towards them. David Ige, the governor of Hawaii , previously stated 10 of the wells on the site had been "quenched" by cooling them with water as part of an effort to fight back against volcanic steam. (more...)
Beaten Woman Rescued After Slipping Note To Veterinary Staff For Help Beaten Woman Rescued After Slipping Note To Veterinary Staff For Help
- May 28, 2018

Deputies say Reichle's boyfriend, Jeremy Floyd , beat her Wednesday, threatened her with a gun and kept her locked in their home for two days. Floyd was arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, false imprisonment, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon and simple battery. (more...)
Sally Yates: Trump's DOJ pressure is 'a step beyond dangerous' Sally Yates: Trump's DOJ pressure is 'a step beyond dangerous'
- May 28, 2018

Trump fired Comey as the FBI investigated the Russian election interference, setting the stage for the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his wide-ranging inquiries. The kernel of factual basis there was that some people associated with the Trump campaign had been recorded as part of routine surveillance on foreign officials, much as in this case, some campaign members were contacted pursuant to an investigation into Russian election meddling. (more...)
Flash floods rush through Ellicott City, Maryland, trapping residents Flash floods rush through Ellicott City, Maryland, trapping residents
- May 28, 2018

But by nightfall first responders and rescue officials were still going through the muddied, damaged downtown, conducting safety checks and ensuring people evacuated. WBAL's Bill Vanko lives in the area, and he saw the flooding up close and personal. Videos posted to social media show high water rushing down streets. (more...)
Flash flood surges through Maryland community
- May 28, 2018

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said on Twitter that he had declared a state of emergency, and the Howard County Fire Department said it had summoned first responders from as far away as Northern Virginia to assist in rescue efforts. Flooding has also been reported in downtown Baltimore and Columbia. "We're doing the best we can to help anybody that needs help", County Executive Allan Kittleman said. (more...)
Trump still sees Jun 12 Singapore summit with Kim Trump still sees Jun 12 Singapore summit with Kim
- May 28, 2018

Kim. That hasn't changed. It's moving along pretty well. Kim is joined by Allison Hooker, a Korea specialist on the National Security Council, and an official from the Defense Department. Libyan dictator Moammar Qaddafi was killed in an uprising several years later. And now we have USA officials on North Korean side of the DMZ. It was the leaders' second meeting in as many months. (more...)
U.S. Officials Enter North Korea to Prepare for Potential Summit U.S. Officials Enter North Korea to Prepare for Potential Summit
- May 28, 2018

A USA official told Reuters that Sung Kim, the former US ambassador to South Korea, would lead an American delegation to meet North Korean officials at the border. Moon said North Korea and the United States will soon start working-level talks to prepare for the Kim-Trump summit. He added that he expected the practical talks and summit to go "very smoothly". (more...)
President George H.W. Bush taken to ME hospital President George H.W. Bush taken to ME hospital
- May 28, 2018

On Saturday, the 93-year-old former president attended the monthly pancake breakfast at the American Legion Post 159 in Kennebunkport. In addition to local veterans, Bush was joined by former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft. (more...)
Populist leader vows to stick by anti-euro candidate Populist leader vows to stick by anti-euro candidate
- May 28, 2018

University of Florence law Professor Giuseppe Conte received a mandate last week from staunchly pro-Europe President Sergio Mattarella to try to form viable government out of rival populist forces. The appointment of economist Savona, a former industry minister who has expressed Euroskeptic positions in the past, was a deal breaker for League leader Matteo Salvini and the anti-establishment M5S. (more...)
Wildwood police investigating video depicting officer punching woman during arrest Wildwood police investigating video depicting officer punching woman during arrest
- May 28, 2018

She said they were given a breathalyzer test, which came back negative. At the start of the clip, a woman can be seen pinned down by two police officers as people in the background shout " stop resisting ". Afterward, Emily took to Facebook to explain the situation in a since-deleted post. Officers involved in a violent scuffle with a 20-year-old woman suspected of underage drinking at a New Jersey beach - an incident caught on video - were "reassigned to administrative duty pending the ... (more...)
Real-life 'spiderman' rescues boy from fourth-floor balcony in Paris Real-life 'spiderman' rescues boy from fourth-floor balcony in Paris
- May 28, 2018

The sensational rescue has obviously sparked interest in Gassama, an undocumented migrant from Mali who only arrived in France a few months ago. Firefighters arrived at the scene to find the child had already been rescued. Gassama told Le Parisien he was watching a football match at a nearby restaurant with friends when he heard a commotion. "I climbed up like that and, thank God, I saved the child", he said. (more...)
Rudy Giuliani Admits White House Is Trying To Discredit Russia Investigation
- May 28, 2018

Panel approves bill to toughen foreign investment reviews House votes to ease regulation of banks, sending bill to Trump MORE (D-Calif.) on Sunday expressed concern that Americans do not fully understand what she called the "danger" of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: Meetings on potential North Korea summit going "very well" Freed American "overwhelmed with gratitude" after being released from Venezuela Ivanka Trump to campaign for Devin Nunes in California MORE and his actions ... (more...)
48 killed as Uganda bus rams into tractor and truck 48 killed as Uganda bus rams into tractor and truck
- May 28, 2018

Police spokeswoman Emilian Kayima said: "Evacuation teams are working tirelessly to rescue the injured". Police have confirmed that all three drivers involved have died. Some local media reports put the death toll higher than 30. Uganda has one of the worst records for roads safety and this is claimed on poor roads, poor vehicles, and reckless driving. (more...)
Danica Patrick Crashes At Indy 500, Final Race Of Her Career Danica Patrick Crashes At Indy 500, Final Race Of Her Career
- May 28, 2018

He's done it: Will Power wins the Indy500. Australian Will Power went on to win the race . I had a great month. "It's just unbelievable." Power extended team owner Roger Penske's record of 17 wins in the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing", and it completed a sweep of May in Indianapolis for him. (more...)
Germany: Huge fire at Europe's 2nd most popular theme park Germany: Huge fire at Europe's 2nd most popular theme park
- May 28, 2018

Located in south-western Germany, near the French border, Europapark is the second most visited theme park in Europe, which attracted more than 5.6 million people past year. According to the park, the fire broke out in a warehouse and then spread to the adjacent attraction " The Pirates of Batavia ". Most of the park has now reopened. (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 received a reply, and she zeroed in on what she called multiple instances of redundancies, improper capitalization and a lack of clarity. Mason taught middle and high school in SC for 17 years. Still, she said that it is disappointing to see such poor prose coming from the White House. But Mason could not contain her disappointment in its quality. (more...)
Lava from Hawaii volcano flowing towards geothermal plant Lava from Hawaii volcano flowing towards geothermal plant
- May 28, 2018

The lava breached the property overnight and now is within 200 yards (183 metres) of the nearest well, said David Mace, a spokesman for the Federal Emergency Management Agency . A series of summit explosions on Saturday from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano spewed ash up to 3,300 meters (nearly 11,000 feet), dusting communities to the southwest, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said. (more...)
Syria regime, 9 Russia fighters killed in IS attack
- May 28, 2018

Four Russian soldiers have been killed in fighting in eastern Syria, Russia's Defense Ministry said, although a war monitor said the death toll was believed to be twice as high. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said the attacks had been carried out by Islamic State fighters and that 35 pro-government troops were killed, including nine Russians. (more...)
Sen. Rubio: FBI Spied on Individuals, Not Campaign Sen. Rubio: FBI Spied on Individuals, Not Campaign
- May 27, 2018

Hans von Spakovsky, senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation , says there is still not one shred of evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats, as well as other FBI and Justice Department briefers and staff, provided information at the meetings, the Justice Department said. (more...)
U.S. sends warships near disputed island in South China Sea
- May 27, 2018

According to the outlet, the warships passed by the Tree, Lincoln, Triton and Woody islands in the Paracels. In a statement later on Sunday, China's defence ministry said the move "contravened Chinese and relevant global law, seriously infringed upon Chinese sovereignty (and) harmed strategic mutual trust between the two militaries". (more...)
Giuseppe Conte approved as Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte approved as Italian prime minister
- May 27, 2018

Conte, a law professor who never has held political office, met with President Sergio Mattarella for almost two hours amid concern in Brussels and markets made skittish by the possibility of Europe's third-largest economy taking an isolationist turn. (more...)

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