China anger over U.S. 'provocation' in South China Sea

29 May, 2018

The area is among a string of islets, reefs and shoals over which China has territorial disputes with its neighbors. The ships carried out maneuvering operations near Tree, Lincoln, Triton and Woody islands in the Paracels, one of the officials said.


Cyclone Mekunu nears Oman's coast, kills 12-year-old girl

27 May, 2018

Oman police reported that a man died after floods swept him away with his vehicle near Salalah, a day after a 12-year old girl died when a gust of wind smashed her into a wall. The advisory is regarding "Cyclone Menuku" for Maharashtra-Goa coast. Authorities have told residents to stay inside and Salalah's airport has been closed until midnight on Saturday local time (20:00 GMT).


Irish PM urges voters to see through last minute abortion 'tactics'

27 May, 2018

Donegal, in the northwest of the country, is the only county in Ireland where Tally men and women think the "no" vote might narrowly prevail. "We will hold the Taoiseach to his promise that repeal would only lead to abortion in very restrictive circumstances".


Utah Main Jailed in Venezuela Will Return to US

27 May, 2018

Bob Corker , R-Tennessee, arrived at Dulles Airport Saturday evening. A Mormon missionary, Holt had been looking to connect with a Spanish speaker to practice the language, reports NBCnews.com , when he met Candelo, also a Mormon, online.


Trump administration said to reach deal with China on ZTE

27 May, 2018

The Commerce Department last month had blocked China's ZTE from importing American components for seven years, accusing it of misleading US regulators, after it had settled charges of violating sanctions against Iran and North Korea, Fox News reported .


Trump applauds 'hero' teacher who stopped school shooting

27 May, 2018

Another student told local network RTV6 that they armed themselves with "rakes" and were prepared to fight the shooter if they came into the classroom. Jennifer Morris, who was among the anxious parents who rushed to get their kids, appeared slightly dazed and said she was at work when her 14-year-old son sent a text message about the shooting, stunning her.


Putin, Abe pledge to 'reinforce cooperation'

27 May, 2018

Trump and faulted the investigation into whether there was collusion between Mr. Trump's campaign and Russian Federation and whether Russian Federation tried to interfere with the 2016 USA election. Putin had welcomed Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Moscow on Saturday after meeting in Saint Petersburg for the economic forum, which Abe attended as a guest of honor.


The world reacts to Ireland’s historic referendum vote to overturn abortion ban

27 May, 2018

The No campaign was largely backed by so-called pro-life groups - the most prominent being The Iona Institute, a socially conservative Roman Catholic advocacy group. Anti-abortion campaigners have described the decision of Irish voters as a "tragedy of historic proportions". "Today also comes as a stark reminder how distinctly unfair it is for the people here in the North who can not legislate on any issue because they are being denied a government for reasons much less insurmountable than ...


North and South Korea's leaders meet inside DMZ

27 May, 2018

Korean leader Kim Jong-un brightened yesterday when Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in had an unscheduled meeting at the border. According to reports, Trump called off the meeting with Kim Jong-Un because of a statement issued by Choe Son-Hui, a North Korean diplomat, who called Vice-President Trump a "political dummy".


Irish antiabortion campaign promises to 'regroup' as ban is overturned

27 May, 2018

Following the Irish vote , Ms Mordaunt - who is responsible for the women and equalities brief in Government - said the referendum signalled a "historic and great day for Ireland" and a "hopeful one for Northern Ireland ". The size of the win exceeded expectations and will make it much easier for Irish women to obtain abortions legally for the first time. The plan is to allow abortions during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy and in special cases after the first trimester, likely ...


Trump says Korea talks 'going along very well'

27 May, 2018

The US President said they are still considering 12 June in Singapore for the summit with Kim Jong Un . Moon said on Sunday: "Our journey to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and a permanent peace agreement can not be stopped, and we have made a decision to cooperate closely".


Dying anti-Sterlite protestor told to 'stop acting' by policeman

26 May, 2018

As Sterlite Copper deals with the fallout of the violent protests as well as the shutdown of the copper smelting plant, nearly 32,500 jobs have been axed in the Tuticorin plant. The protests had entered their hundredth day on the day of the firing. "Why were automatic weapons used to disperse the crowd and under what law is this permitted?" "These citizens were murdered for protesting against injustice", he said.


United States reached deal to keep Chinese telecom ZTE in business: congressional aide

26 May, 2018

Congress, Rubio said, "will need to act". Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said the deal, if Mr. Trump goes through with it, "would be helping make China great again". "ZTE - I shut it down", Trump told Fox News . "Both parties have come together today to strongly rebuke ZTE and the administration's soft approach".


Irish abortion referendum: Turnout 'brisk'

26 May, 2018

Before polling booths closed, Leo Varadkar , the Irish prime minister, said he was quietly confident... The first indications of the result are expected mid-morning on Saturday, after the count begins at 0800 GMT. Each year, it's estimated 3,500 Irish women travel overseas, mostly to Britain, to terminate pregnancies - and about 2,000 more illegally obtain abortion pills or administer the procedure themselves.


Rachel Dolezal Accused of Welfare Fraud after Race Scandal

26 May, 2018

Dolezal is charged with first degree theft by welfare fraud, making false verification and second degree perjury. Rachel Dolezal is facing three charges for welfare fraud. In total, between August 2015 and September 2017, Dolezal's bank statements showed she had deposited almost $84,000, documents said. In 2017, Dolezal told The Associated Press that she still identifies as black, despite being "Caucasian biologically".


Australian Grandmother Sentenced To Death Over Drug Smuggling

26 May, 2018

He never showed up. Director of Customs at Malaysia's worldwide airport, shows the bag allegedly containing drugs that was being carried by Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto when she was arrested. Three Australians have been hanged for drugs offences in Malaysia since 1986. Dadah is the Malay word for any mind-altering drug. They were the first Westerners to be executed under the country's renowned anti-drug laws which were introduced in 1983.


Armed citizen kills shooter at Oklahoma City restaurant

25 May, 2018

Captain Bo Mathews of Oklahoma City Police Department told KWTV News the armed citizen was a "Good Samaritan" who "took the right measures to put an end to this awful incident", though he had no further details about him at this stage. She said they were going to the restaurant for a birthday dinner for another family member. The National Rifle Association says it hopes the shooting serves as a "wake-up call" for the state's Republican governor.


How an Indian woman's death led to a referendum in Ireland

25 May, 2018

Speaking on a special referendum debate on Independent.ie's Floating Voter podcast, Ms Noone said: "It's something I am concerned about even in my own party there are young men who seem to be somehow aggrieved with women because we are exerting our position in the world a bit more nowadays and that somehow that's anti-men".


1-Year-Old Died in Hot Truck as Dad Caught Flight

25 May, 2018

When Barker's wife, Jenny, went to pick up the children from daycare on Wednesday evening, she was told her one-year-old daughter, Katera, was never dropped off. Wednesday's high temperature here reached 89 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. When vehicles were parked in the sun, the temperatures rose to 116 degrees.


Trump says Canada, Mexico 'very hard to deal with'

25 May, 2018

If investigators can prove that foreign vehicle makers are harming the prospects of United States auto makers, it could provide the legal basis to impose tariffs on auto imports. Negotiators for the United States, Mexico and Canada remain deadlocked over rules for granting duty-free status to vehicles under a newNorth American trade deal.


No US-European Compromise Seen On Iran As Khamenei Steps Up Demands

25 May, 2018

The Europeans must take a resolution against the U.S.to the UN Security Council and file complaint against the US move. Meanwhile, France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned that the USA move to reimpose sanctions while demanding a tougher, broader deal with Iran risks destabilizing the Middle East.


China slashes auto import tariffs in boost to overseas carmakers

25 May, 2018

The sources declined to be identified because the negotiations are confidential. USA stocks slipped after his comments, with all three major indexes down less than 1 percent in late morning trading as analysts anticipated a rocky session.


[Newsmaker] Mixed reactions in Singapore to Trump-Kim summit cancellation

25 May, 2018

A statement by Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan said Pyongyang was "willing to give the USA time and opportunities" to reconsider the summit. "I know the president is (optimistic) as well", he said. Still, Mr Trump's announcement appeared to surprise South Korea , which had pushed to keep the summit on track as recently as Tuesday, when President Moon Jae-in met with Mr Trump in the Oval Office and said the "fate and the future" of the Korean Peninsula hinged on the talks.


Amazon devices recording, sending your conversations?

25 May, 2018

The woman told KIRO-TV that two weeks ago an employee of her husband contacted them to say he thought their device had been hacked. Going into damage control, Amazon has confirmed that the story is true but at the same time said that it had "determined this was an extremely rare occurrence ".


Facebook Starts Asking Non-Europeans to Review Their Privacy Settings

25 May, 2018

Zuckerberg's remarks in Paris came two days after he apologised to European lawmakers for not doing enough to prevent the spread of fake news and the misuse of users' information. 'Questions were blatantly dodged on shadow profiles, sharing data between WhatsApp and Facebook, the ability to opt out of political advertising and the true scale of data abuse on the platform.



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