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Japan urges world to put family names first for Japanese Japan urges world to put family names first for Japanese
- May 25, 2019

For while Abe is indeed his family name, Japanese convention is to put the family name first, so that the PM's name is actually Abe Shinzo. Mr Kono is to ask foreign media organisations to adopt this formula. This came as Tokyo is set to host G20 summit next month, followed by Tokyo Olympics in 2020. "There are a lot of factors we have to consider, including convention", the government's chief spokesman, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, told a press conference. (more...)
Theresa's 10 points on how her new Brexit deal is different Theresa's 10 points on how her new Brexit deal is different
- May 25, 2019

Foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said Mrs May would still be prime minister when US President Donald Trump arrives for a state visit on June 3. Furious Brexiteer Nigel Evans said: "She has U-turned on absolutely everything". More than a dozen others are seen as potential candidates . But Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard called for a general election be held so the public - rather than the Conservative Party - could pick the next prime minister. (more...)
Republican lawmaker 'punched wife because he wanted sex fast' Republican lawmaker 'punched wife because he wanted sex fast'
- May 25, 2019

McLeod to request his resignation, if in fact, these allegations are true", Gunn said in a statement Tuesday . Deputies report McLeod had punched his wife and bloodied her nose. It's unclear if he has a lawyer. Mr McLeod, who owns a tyre company, has served in the MS legislature since 2012 and is up for re-election this year, though he is now running unopposed. (more...)
At least 15 students die in India fire At least 15 students die in India fire
- May 25, 2019

The fire engulfed the third and fourth floor of the Taxshila Complex here, the official said. Police officer Praveen Chaudhary said more than a dozen students were hospitalized with burns. Gujarat fire: PM asks state govt to provide all assistance to those affected " Extremely anguished by the fire tragedy in Surat . My thoughts are with bereaved families. (more...)
Trump Officials Plan to Bypass Congress for Saudi Arms Sales Trump Officials Plan to Bypass Congress for Saudi Arms Sales
- May 25, 2019

Menendez said the administration did not cite a specific legal or practical reason for using the provision in the Arms Export Control Act other than threats from Iran . Congress normally reviews prospective US weapons sales, but the Trump administration may not afford Congress that customary assessment. It states: "If the President states in his certification that an emergency exists which requires the immediate approval of the agreement in the national security interests of the United ... (more...)
Elderly couple, another woman killed in Missouri tornado Elderly couple, another woman killed in Missouri tornado
- May 24, 2019

The weather service said it had received 22 reports of tornadoes by late Wednesday; some could be duplicate reporting of the same twister. "But now we know many families lost their homes or sustained devastating property damage". Storms and torrential rains have ravaged the midwest, from Texas through Oklahoma , Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and IL. The town's Facebook page urged residents to leave for safer ground. (more...)
Julian Assange faces 17 new criminal charges Julian Assange faces 17 new criminal charges
- May 24, 2019

The documents say Assange illegally solicited classified information and ignored government warnings that some of the material could be damaging to national security. Prosectuors, LMT reports, say Assange "repeatedly encouraged sources with access to classified information to steal it" and wanted the information he received to have potential "political, diplomatic, ethical or historical impact on release". (more...)
Boeing faces SEC investigation over 737 Max wrecks, report says Boeing faces SEC investigation over 737 Max wrecks, report says
- May 24, 2019

Aviation officials from more 30 countries met with the FAA to hear the US regulator's approach to reviewing changes that Boeing is making after two crashes that killed 346 people. The airlines refused to disclose any details, but industry insiders said the number could be huge, Beijing Youth Daily said in a report. Elwell says as the country that first certified the 737 Max design, the USA will be the first to review and certify Boeing's software changes. (more...)
Trump says he will send 1,500 troops to Middle East Trump says he will send 1,500 troops to Middle East
- May 24, 2019

The US has recently sent an aircraft carrier strike group to the Persian Gulf, and reportedly deployed a regiment of B-52 bombers to the Middle East . "We have a mission there in the Middle East: freedom of navigation, counterterrorism in Syria and Iraq, defeating al Qaeda in Yemen, and the security of Israel and Jordan". (more...)
At least 8 hurt in suspected package bomb in France At least 8 hurt in suspected package bomb in France
- May 24, 2019

The President was joined in his comments by populist political rival Marine Le Pen: "I give my full support to the wounded in an explosion in Lyon , the light will have to be shed on the circumstances of this terrorist attack". Paris' counter-terrorism prosecutor has opened a probe into the explosion. The area, the Presqu'ile, is the center of France's third-largest city, between the Rhone and Saone rivers. (more...)
Trump to intelligence: ‘fully cooperate’ with inquiry into Mueller report origins Trump to intelligence: ‘fully cooperate’ with inquiry into Mueller report origins
- May 24, 2019

On Thursday evening, the President and the Press Secretary announced the authorization for AG Barr to declassifying documents and information pertaining to the surveillance of the Trump campaign in 2016, and ordering intel agencies to cooperate with an investigation. (more...)
Mnuchin, Rettig Didn’t Review Tax Return Disclosure Memo Mnuchin, Rettig Didn’t Review Tax Return Disclosure Memo
- May 24, 2019

Mnuchin has been resisting House Democrats' request for Trump's tax returns on the grounds that such request "lacks a legitimate legislative purpose" and said his department will not "disclose the requested returns and return information". (more...)
British PM expected to quit on Friday British PM expected to quit on Friday
- May 24, 2019

The scale of Cabinet anger at the legislation - which led to Andrea Leadsom's resignation on Wednesday night - was made clear by two of Mrs May's most senior ministers. If not, they are likely to try to topple her. Britain's departure, in parliament on Thursday as she did not believe in it. "We will update the house on the publication of the Withdrawal bill on our return from the Whitsun recess", he told MPs. (more...)
Trump, Pelosi trade insults as their feud heats up
- May 24, 2019

The Democrats have done nothing other than to obstruct. President Trump ripped into "Crazy Nancy" Pelosi on Thursday after the House speaker called for the president's family to stage an intervention . Pelosi, who has a rich history of sassing Trump, issued some shade. "And I watched Nancy and she was all insane yesterday - she was with the hands - she reminded me of Beto". (more...)
Three more die on Everest amid overcrowding near summit Three more die on Everest amid overcrowding near summit
- May 24, 2019

Donald Lynn Cash, 54 and from Utah, collapsed while taking photographs at the summit and died as he was being taken down the mountain by Sherpas, according to Pioneer Adventure , his expedition's organiser. "She couldn't move down on her own and died as Sherpa guides brought her down". Fellow climber Dave Roskelley, who reached the summit of Mt. Everest in 2013, told Fox 13 he is comforted knowing Cash died doing what he loved. (more...)
Turkey sends military personnel to Russian Federation for S-400 training: minister Turkey sends military personnel to Russian Federation for S-400 training: minister
- May 24, 2019

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rebuffed American demands that Turkey delay the purchase of the batteries from Russian Federation. Speaking to reporters late on Tuesday, Akar said that Turkey was fulfilling its reponsibilities in the F-35 project and that Ankara expected the program to continue as planned. (more...)
Saudi Arabia, UAE to join Bahrain meet Saudi Arabia, UAE to join Bahrain meet
- May 24, 2019

A key architect of the long-awaited USA plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace warned Wednesday that "nothing can be meaningfully fixed" until Gaza's Hamas rulers and Palestinian Islamic Jihad renounce their vows to destroy Israel and stop carrying out violent acts. (more...)
May hangs on after Brexit gambit backfires May hangs on after Brexit gambit backfires
- May 24, 2019

They also bode ill for Prime Minister Theresa May, whose Tories are expected to poll in single percentage figures; an extraordinary position for a party of Government. More than a dozen others are seen as potential candidates. Gideon Skinner, head of political research at Ipsos MORI, said: 'Both Labour and the Conservatives are suffering in this election, while the Brexit Party looks set to be the victor. (more...)
Trump to visit Ireland during upcoming Europe trip Trump to visit Ireland during upcoming Europe trip
- May 24, 2019

It's been confirmed Donald Trump will arrive here on June 5th, for a bilateral meeting with the Taoiseach in Shannon. While Trump's trip to Ireland will be his first visit since his inauguration in 2017, the United States president is no stranger to the country. (more...)
How movie stars fared in Lok Sabha Elections 2019 results How movie stars fared in Lok Sabha Elections 2019 results
- May 24, 2019

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is heading for a landslide victory while the ruling Congress and the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) alliance face rout in Karnataka's 28 Lok Sabha constituencies where vote count was underway on Thursday. At present, the coalition enjoys the support of 117 MLAs and a change in these seats will likely boost the BJP's hopes of ensuring that it forms the government in the state soon. (more...)
Zakir Musa killed in South Kashmir encounter Zakir Musa killed in South Kashmir encounter
- May 24, 2019

The Indian army confirmed the death of what it called the "college dropout" in a tweet on Friday morning. However, he parted ways with the outfit after Wani was killed on 11 July 2016. Indian forces have killed the leader of an al Qaeda affiliated militant group in Kashmir, police said on Friday, triggering protests in parts of the disputed region. (more...)
Sheriff: Baby girl dies after 5 hours in Florida daycare van Sheriff: Baby girl dies after 5 hours in Florida daycare van
- May 24, 2019

A day-care employee found the child still strapped in her seat and unresponsive after her mother called to make after-school arrangements. The little girl was picked up from her home in a van driven by the academy's co-owner earlier that day and brought to the day-care for an infant day-care programme. (more...)
USA warns Assad against using chemical weapons USA warns Assad against using chemical weapons
- May 24, 2019

Syria's government denies using chemical weapons. The United States has received numerous reports that appear consistent with chemical exposure after an attack by Syrian government forces in northwest Syria, but it has made no definitive conclusion as to whether they used chemical weapons, the State Department has said. (more...)
American who joined the Taliban is released from prison American who joined the Taliban is released from prison
- May 24, 2019

His early release has sparked fierce criticism, with many believing he still harbours extremist views. His 20-year sentence was declared a "victory for the American people in the battle against terrorism", but raised early questions over how the United States was physically and legally treating War on Terror detainees. (more...)
Iran-US tensions: Iranian FM to arrive in Pakistan tomorrow Iran-US tensions: Iranian FM to arrive in Pakistan tomorrow
- May 24, 2019

Continuing that trend, the USA also withdrew officials non-essential staff from the country amid an alleged threat from pro-Iranian forces. Shanahan gave no further information about what these potential attacks on Americans were or where they would have taken place. (more...)

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