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Missouri's governor Eric Greitens resigns following assault allegations Missouri's governor Eric Greitens resigns following assault allegations
- May 31, 2018

A source close to the agreement told The Star that Greitens' legal team reached out to Gardner's office by telephone on Saturday to seek dismissal, raising the possibility of the governor's resignation as a bargaining chip. The Missouri Legislature began meeting in special session less than two weeks ago to consider impeachment . "I will let the fairness of this process be judged by history", he said. (more...)
Euro bounces off 10-month lows Euro bounces off 10-month lows
- May 31, 2018

Speaking to reporters, the official said that Treasury was tracking Italy's political turmoil closely, but he has not seen any systemic impact from volatility in Italian and worldwide markets that was a concern for the United States. The euro is a deal for Americans, with the European single currency falling below $1.16 for the first time since late 2017. The dollar rose briefly to 109.830 yen on Monday as U.S. (more...)
Pakistan and India agree to stop exchanging fire in Kashmir Pakistan and India agree to stop exchanging fire in Kashmir
- May 31, 2018

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today welcomed the agreement by DGMOs of India and Pakistan to "fully implement" the ceasefire pact of 2003 and stop cross border firings, saying it would bring great relief to the people of the state. (more...)
Huckabee Sanders emotional with child gun safety question
- May 31, 2018

Sanders, a mother of three, better known in public for her pugilistic approach to briefings, appeared taken aback by the question. The emotional moment followed months of reports on school shootings , and a movement driven primarily by high school students to bring about new protections, including gun control. (more...)
Study puts Puerto Rico hurricane deaths at 4,645
- May 31, 2018

By definition, this could be either forces related to the event such as flying debris, or unsafe or unhealthy conditions in the three months afterward, including loss of necessary medical services. The midpoint of that range was 4645. So the researchers adjusted their estimate, using the 2016 mortality rate for people living alone. "Our estimates are roughly consistent with press reports that evaluated deaths in the first month after the hurricane", it added. (more...)
Michael Avenatti warned by federal judge about 'publicity tour'
- May 31, 2018

Avenatti argued that he wanted to be ready to protect Daniels' attorney-client privileges with her previous lawyer, Keith Davidson, who actually reached the hush money agreement with Cohen in October. Steven Ryan, Cohen's lead counsel, told the judge "I need more time " and lobbied - unsuccessfully - for a mid-July deadline. Trump attorney Joanna Hendon also weighed in, mentioning the media scene outside the courthouse. (more...)
Zimbabwe elections to be held on 30 July - govt document Zimbabwe elections to be held on 30 July - govt document
- May 31, 2018

The July elections will be the first since former President Robert Mugabe resigned in November, following intervention by the army. Mnangagwa's main opponent will be Nelson Chamisa, the leader of the opposition party Movement for Democratic Change , Al Jazeera reported. (more...)
Saudi Arabia outlaws sexual harassment Saudi Arabia outlaws sexual harassment
- May 31, 2018

Almost a year later, the order has materialized as the kingdom's 150-seat Shura Council passed a long-awaited anti-harassment law, with a majority of 84 votes. Two other male activists-Dr. "The Saudi government seems so consumed with silencing dissent that even activists who have gone quiet for fear of retribution are being targeted again", said Sarah Leah Whitson , Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. (more...)
Grim Pompeii volcano find shows man's freakish death by stone Grim Pompeii volcano find shows man's freakish death by stone
- May 30, 2018

Thousands of people are believed to have been killed by the infamous volcanic eruption which left the ancient city of Pompeii frozen in time, however to date only 1,100 bodies have been recovered . Lesions found on the man's tibia suggest he suffered from a bone infection. The theory is that he was watching the volcano erupt and struggling to escape when he was struck by the stone. (more...)
United Kingdom 'deeply concerned' over Russian pursuit of British Kremlin critic Bill Browder
- May 30, 2018

He claimed that "this is the 6th time that Russian Federation has abused Interpol in my case". Russian Federation allegedly tried so many times to arrest him, in fact, that Browder wrote a whole book about those attempts, titled Red Notice . (more...)
'Murdered' Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko turns up alive at news conference 'Murdered' Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko turns up alive at news conference
- May 30, 2018

The State Security Service (SBU) said Russian Federation had sought to pay US$40,000 (NZ$) to assassinate Arkady Babchenko , who moved to Kiev a year ago following threats in his homeland. "The alleged murderer has been arrested". The Ukrainian man was also supposed to procure large quantities of weapons and explosives, including 300 AK-47 rifles and "hundreds of kilos of explosives", to perpetrate acts of terror in Ukraine, he said. (more...)
Trump lauds those who've fallen in service Trump lauds those who've fallen in service
- May 30, 2018

While the president has asserted it was "ultimately" the luck of a high draft lottery number that kept him out of the Vietnam war, multiple reports have suggested otherwise and have questioned the president's claims of medical deferment. was creating now. The tweet struck some as self-serving on Memorial Day . Retired General and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey took exception to the president's tone. (more...)
Japan kills 333 whales for 'research', 122 were pregnant Japan kills 333 whales for 'research', 122 were pregnant
- May 30, 2018

Critics of Japan's "research" program say meat from the culled whales ends up for sale, and that the country's insistence on killing the animals also stems from resistance to bending to non-Japanese cultural ideas about what kinds of animals can be eaten or killed and which should be exempt. (more...)
Italy interim PM named,fresh polls likely Italy interim PM named,fresh polls likely
- May 30, 2018

Mr Conte, a political novice, was proposed by the two parties as prime minister in an attempt to break Italy's 11-week political deadlock. Mattarella said he had accepted every proposed minister except Savona, who has called the euro a "German cage" and said that Italy needs a plan to leave the single currency "if necessary". (more...)
Trump wishes he didn't pick Jeff Sessions as attorney general Trump wishes he didn't pick Jeff Sessions as attorney general
- May 30, 2018

Trump reportedly argued that former President Barack Obama's attorney general, Eric Holder, "would never have recused himself from a case that threatened to tarnish" Obama and he told advisers he wanted that same brand of allegiance from his attorney general, according to the Times . (more...)
Israel, Iran Reach Back-Channel Understandings on Syria Operation Israel, Iran Reach Back-Channel Understandings on Syria Operation
- May 30, 2018

Lavrov also stated that non-Syrian military force should not be present at the border. "Of course, the withdrawal of all non-Syrian forces must be carried out on a mutual basis, this should be a two-way street", Lavrov said at a press conference in Moscow. (more...)
Journalist Arkady Babchenko's 'Murder' Faked By Ukraine To Uncover Russian Plot Journalist Arkady Babchenko's 'Murder' Faked By Ukraine To Uncover Russian Plot
- May 30, 2018

Babchenko said the reaction by state officials and state media to his remarks was meant to send a signal to Russian society that "we must be in one line; we must express sadness; we must appear sad - and anyone who doesn't must be destroyed". (more...)
McDowell residents can return home after concerns over dam — EVACUATION LIFTED McDowell residents can return home after concerns over dam — EVACUATION LIFTED
- May 30, 2018

People living below the dam will also be required to evacuate the area. Engineers inspected the dam further in daylight and McDowell County officials announced in a public alert just after 10 a.m. One such landslide compromised the integrity of Lake Tahoma Dam, prompting mandatory evacuations for residents and businesses. She said five minor injuries have been reported during water rescues as creeks and streams overflowed their banks and rock slides closed roads. (more...)
Poland voices support for Netherlands, Australia over airliner downing Poland voices support for Netherlands, Australia over airliner downing
- May 30, 2018

The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) looking into the crash comprises representatives of the Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine. As you know, the European Union fully supports the work of the Joint investigation team to investigate the accident Malaysian "Boeing". (more...)
Explosions and Gunfire Heard Near the Afghan Interior Ministry in Kabul Explosions and Gunfire Heard Near the Afghan Interior Ministry in Kabul
- May 30, 2018

An apparent vehicle bomb and an exchange of gunfire between militants and security forces near the Interior Ministry building in Kabul is the latest in a series of attacks in the Afghan capital in recent weeks. Another report portrayed a gloomy picture about the attack, saying a total of six police officers were killed in the attack, which began when a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle close to the police building. (more...)
Myanmar Is Intensifying Violence Against Ethnic Minorities, U.S. Says Myanmar Is Intensifying Violence Against Ethnic Minorities, U.S. Says
- May 30, 2018

The Burmese government blocked Sam Brownback , the US ambassador-at-large for worldwide religious freedom , from traveling to the country's Rakhine state to witness first-hand the ethnic cleansing targeting Rohingya Muslims. Hundreds of thousands of Uighur Muslims in China forcibly sent to re-education centers in China. Still, Brownback said he was encouraged by recent comments from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman about plans to expand freedoms. (more...)
Fountain of lava bursts forth from Kilauea's fissure Fountain of lava bursts forth from Kilauea's fissure
- May 30, 2018

NASA said the image couldn't be acquired until clouds cleared from the area just enough to see the lava . The agency shared pictures of the steaming black piles, noting that methane bursts were audible in the surrounding woods. It can cause respiratory illness. Scientists have said higher sulfur dioxide emissions recorded at the volcano's vents in recent days are creating the potential for heavier than usual vog . (more...)
Bill Browder warned of 'great risk' to British citizens weeks before arrest
- May 30, 2018

A Spanish national police spokesman said the arrest couldn't be immediately confirmed by authorities. Spanish police briefly detained prominent Kremlin critic Bill Browder in Madrid on Wednesday, acting on a request from Russian Federation, highlighting Moscow's attempts to cow its critics even when they are overseas. (more...)
USA says North Korea behind malware attacks
- May 30, 2018

With Pyongyang reportedly preferring a phased approach, US officials led by career diplomat and former nuclear negotiator Sung Kim entered North Korea Sunday for talks that are set to last until Tuesday, with the stated aim of setting up the on-again, off-again summit between President Donald Trump and the North's Chairman Kim Jong-un on June 12. (more...)
Key Republican Trey Gowdy defends Federal Bureau of Investigation against Trump attacks
- May 30, 2018

Giuliani suggested on Sunday that former President Obama and his top intelligence officials "knew" that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had used a top-secret informant to allegedly spy on Trump's campaign. Meanwhile, asked if Mr. Trump should sit down for an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team as part of their ongoing Russian Federation investigation, Gowdy said that the president should tell Mueller exactly what he's shared in public: "He didn't collude with ... (more...)

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