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Malaysia PM will scrap high-speed rail project with Singapore Malaysia PM will scrap high-speed rail project with Singapore
- May 29, 2018

Dr Mahathir's announcement that Malaysia is definitely scrapping the project comes after he shared that the move is necessary to "avoid being declared bankrupt" in an interview with the Financial Times . The Prime Minister said that the government had to talk to Singapore about it and the compensation that needed to be paid. "It is not going to serve any objective, it is not going to give us any returns", said Mahathir. (more...)
India to ignore US sanctions on Iran, Venezuela India to ignore US sanctions on Iran, Venezuela
- May 28, 2018

Addressing her annual press conference here, Swaraj, when asked about the USA plan, said it was true that President Donald Trump was reviewing the H-4 visa programme and there were reports of its possible revocation. Swaraj's comments came just before a meeting with her Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in New Delhi . Bilateral trade between India and Iran amounted to $12.9 billion in 2016-17. (more...)
Carlo Cottarelli: Italy president names stop-gap PM
- May 28, 2018

Why is he known as "Mr Scissors"? Spending Review. In late 2013, the government of Enrico Letta made Cottarelli the extraordinary commissioner for the Spending Review, which meant looking for ways to reduce waste in public finances. between who wants Italy to be a free country and who wants it to be servile and enslaved", League leader Matteo Salvini said on Monday. He used his first remarks as prime minister-designate to speak of "prudent" management of Italy's huge national debt - which ... (more...)
New lava flow crosses onto Hawaii geothermal plant property New lava flow crosses onto Hawaii geothermal plant property
- May 28, 2018

Geological Survey geologist Wendy Stovall told journalists on a conference call. Lava reaches the Puna power plant. Though lava destruction from the volcano is confined to a roughly 10-square-mile (26-sq-km) area, the eruption is hurting the island's tourist-driven economy as potential visitors fear ashfall or volcanic smog belching from Kilauea's summit. (more...)
Trump tweets Russian Federation probe ‘destroyed’ lives Trump tweets Russian Federation probe ‘destroyed’ lives
- May 28, 2018

Mr. Schiff said the meeting was always meant to provide Mr. Trump's legal team with information about an investigation that potentially implicates the president. Giuliani said. "They're not civil servants as far as I know". The far-reaching investigation has reached people close to Trump and his businesses, including Michael Cohen, his personal lawyer and "fixer". (more...)
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich 'granted Israeli citizenship'
- May 28, 2018

Roman Abramovich , the owner of Chelsea football club, has become an Israeli citizen just a month after the United Kingdom delayed renewal of his British visa amid diplomatic tension between London and Moscow. Mr Abramovich is believed to have returned to Russian Federation after his visa expired and he did not attend Chelsea's 1-0 victory over Manchester United in the FA Cup on May 20. (more...)
Police launch probe after video shows officer punching woman
- May 28, 2018

She says she was at the beach with her baby and the baby's father and she admits she is underage and she drank. Weinman, a Philadelphia native, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer , aggravated assault by spitting bodily fluids at a police officer, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, obstruction and being a minor in possession of alcohol. (more...)
New Zealand orders culling of 1.26 lakh cows, here's why New Zealand orders culling of 1.26 lakh cows, here's why
- May 28, 2018

Last July, Mycoplasma bovis was found in the country for the first time. Mycoplasma bovis can cause such ailments as mastitis, pneumonia, and arthritis. Milk products represent the country's largest single export, and much of it is sold to China and used in infant formula. "Speaking with affected farmers in recent weeks it is obvious that this has taken a toll, but standing back and allowing the disease to spread would simply create more anxiety for all farmers". (more...)
Severe weather, flash flooding affecting Ellicott City Severe weather, flash flooding affecting Ellicott City
- May 28, 2018

Authorities said they had no immediate reports of fatalities or injuries Sunday. Jessica Ur, a server at a cafe on the city's Main Street, told the Baltimore Sun she saw the water carry three or four parked cars down the street. As the flood waters receded late on Sunday, officials were just beginning the grim task of assessing the destruction. Just two weeks ago, Hogan announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency had awarded the state and county more than $1 million to pay ... (more...)
Teacher who stopped shooting: 'I had to save students' Teacher who stopped shooting: 'I had to save students'
- May 28, 2018

Seaman, who was released from the hospital Saturday, didn't appear to show any pain or other sign of his injuries during the news conference. NBC News-affiliate WTHR reported that President Donald Trump called Seaman on Saturday and tweeted, "His quick and automatic action is being talked about all over the world!" When an armed student entered his IN classroom and started firing , the teacher lunged at the shooter and stopped the gunfire. (more...)
Trump Honors Memorial Day By Touting His Own Accomplishments Trump Honors Memorial Day By Touting His Own Accomplishments
- May 28, 2018

Trump also honored several living veterans in attendance, including 106-year-old Poway resident Ray Chavez, the oldest-living survivor of the Pearl Harbor Attacks. Before heading to the hallowed grounds across the Potomac River from the nation's capital, Trump tweeted that "those who died for our great country would be very happy and proud at how well our country is doing today". (more...)
Poland Seeks Permanent US Troop Presence; Russia Objects
- May 28, 2018

Poland has long asked for such American support as troops and a permanent military base, requests which have increased since Russian Federation annexed Ukraine's Crimea region four years ago, according to The Daily Caller . Analysts attributed the Polish defense ministry's proposal - reportedly sent to Washington without clearance from the foreign ministry or the president - to Poland's distrust of its European allies in a potential conflict with Russia, RBC reported . (more...)
Officers reassigned amid probe of video of beach altercation
- May 28, 2018

In a Facebook post, Weinman wrote that two officers first confronted her and her friend. "I tripped and fell and the cop tackled me to the ground and smashed my head into the sand", she wrote, per NBC . An Internal Affairs Investigation was immediately initiated into this matter and the involved officers have been reassigned to administrative duty pending the outcome of a full and thorough investigation. (more...)
Trump participates in Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery
- May 28, 2018

Mr. Trump tweeted later that "those who died for our great country would be very happy and proud at how well our country is doing today", touting his administration's efforts on unemployment, the economy and "rebuilding our military". Senator John McCain's tweet was cited as an example of what a Memorial Day message should be: "Today we honor the Americans who sacrificed everything to secure the blessings of liberty". (more...)
Giuseppe Conte refuses to be Italy’s PM - presidential administration Giuseppe Conte refuses to be Italy’s PM - presidential administration
- May 28, 2018

Nearly three months after elections, Italy remains without a real government. Mr Mattarella's office declined to reveal his plans. Would he defy the democratic will of Italians voters once again? 5-Star leader Luigi Di Maio, whose party won the most seats at an inconclusive March 4 vote, demanded that parliament impeach Mattarella, raising the specter of political turmoil in the euro zone's third biggest economy. (more...)
Police investigating video of officers punching woman on beach in US
- May 28, 2018

A baby, believed to be Weinman's 18-month-old daughter, can be heard crying in the background as a bystander shouts, " stop resisting ". Weinman can be seen struggling throughout the clip shouting the officers' actions were unlawful. Weinman is facing multiple charges, including two counts of aggravated assault on an officer and being a minor in possession of alcohol. In the Facebook post Weinman said if she had taken "even a sip" she would have fully cooperated with the officers, but ... (more...)
2016 vs 2018: How the flooding compares in Ellicott City 2016 vs 2018: How the flooding compares in Ellicott City
- May 28, 2018

He was last seen in a white shirt and black shorts around 5:00 p.m.in parking lot D behind La Palapa Grill and Cantina at 8307 Main St., Ellicott City Md. Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman said Monday morning that his priorities are finding the missing man and assessing the condition of buildings that house shops, restaurants and families. (more...)
Iran, Israel conduct indirect negotiations over Syria fighting
- May 28, 2018

Yesterday, JOL reported that an Iranian military official denied that any of Tehran's troops in Syria were killed in the latest airstrike. The report goes on to claim that the Syrian regime is experiencing panic since Israel attacked Syrian Air Force sites used by Iranian-backed forces. (more...)
Bus driver in fatal NJ crash charged in deaths of teacher, student Bus driver in fatal NJ crash charged in deaths of teacher, student
- May 28, 2018

It wasn't immediately known if Muldrow had retained an attorney. Prosecutor Matthew Troiano says additional charges stemming from other injuries in the May 17 crash in Mount Olive could be coming. Per the station, Muldrow's license was most recently suspended in 2017 and restored this year. He also has no active points and has the appropriate commercial license to drive a school bus. (more...)
Britains May refuses to relax Northern Ireland abortion rules
- May 28, 2018

More than 130 members of Britain's parliament, including lawmakers in the ruling Conservative party, are prepared to back an amendment to a new domestic violence bill to allow abortions in Northern Ireland , the Sunday Times newspaper reported. (more...)
State of emergency declared as Baltimore devastated by floods
- May 28, 2018

The devastation was especially hard to comprehend coming barely two years after the last flood that ravaged the city, he said. Another round of rain is expected Sunday evening, and conditions are rapidly changing, officials said. It was déjà vu as unimaginable as it was horrific: for the second time in three years , Ellicott City, Maryland , dealt with extreme flooding Sunday after a half-foot of rain fell in two hours. (more...)
Lava flow in Hawaii reaches almost 4 square miles Lava flow in Hawaii reaches almost 4 square miles
- May 28, 2018

David Mace, a spokesman for the Federal Emergency Management Agency , said the flow started about 200 yards (183 meters) away from the nearest well. He added that PGV employees are still on the property and have not been evacuated. Steve Brantley of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said the flow seemed to have halted Sunday morning after moving slowly into the proximity of the well overnight. (more...)
Origin of Mueller Investigation Into Trump Campaign Was ‘Illegitimate’: Giuliani
- May 28, 2018

Clapper told the same show: "In the space of a week I've progressed from being the dumbest intelligence officer on the planet, from President Trump , to a clown". Ellis III expressing skepticism about ties between the financial dealings of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and potential coordination with the Russian government. (more...)
Dutch PM: Russia responsible in MH17 downing, must cooperate Dutch PM: Russia responsible in MH17 downing, must cooperate
- May 28, 2018

Yury Filatov accused the Dutch-led joint investigations team of attempting to "shield the real culprit". Moscow neither accepts nor trusts the results of an worldwide investigation [sic] into the MH17 crash as it was not allowed to take part in it, according to the Russian president's spokesman Dmitry Peskov. (more...)
High court rules in favor of demolition of Bedouin village High court rules in favor of demolition of Bedouin village
- May 28, 2018

The court ruled that the village was built without the relevant building permits, however such permits are almost impossible to obtain for Palestinians in Israeli-controlled areas of the West Bank. On Thursday, the court upheld a plan by the state to relocate the families to an area called Jahalin West, located near the town of Abu Dis , just outside of Jerusalem. (more...)

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