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Airplane passenger tries to bite flight attendant before jumping out of aircraft Airplane passenger tries to bite flight attendant before jumping out of aircraft
- May 28, 2017

The flight attendant immediately stood up and told Sein to return to his seat. First the passenger got out of his seat. Sein opened the galley service door and jumped onto the tarmac, the complaint states. According to a federal complaint, the plane had pushed back from its gate and was sitting in a holding spot. His travel originated overseas, and he had experienced at least two prior flights without incident, the complaint shows. (more...)
At NATO celebration, Trump tells allies to spend more on defense
- May 28, 2017

Markovic told a journalist in Brussels that it was only "natural" that Trump should be in the front row, as the U.S. is NATO's biggest member by far. President Donald Trump is in Taormina, Sicily for a second day of meetings with Group of Seven wealthy nation leaders. "Twenty-three of the 28 member nations are still not paying what they should be paying and what they are supposed to be paying for their defence", he declared. (more...)
Ex-SKorean President Park arrives for start of bribery trial
- May 28, 2017

Park is also accused of allowing Choi - who has no title or security clearance - to handle a wide range of state affairs including senior nominations. "There were no monetary gains she could have had personally from the establishment of the two foundations, as no individuals could freely take funds from the foundations", Yoo said, referring to two sporting foundations formed to support Park's policies. (more...)
G-7 Deadlocked on Climate and Trade as Canada Presses Its Case G-7 Deadlocked on Climate and Trade as Canada Presses Its Case
- May 28, 2017

As the G-7 summit got under way with four first-time attendees, Donald Trump chiefly among them, it remained unclear what position the USA would take or even who would serve as Trump's top aide during the talks. John Kirton, director of the G7 Research Group at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, said Trudeau has been handling the relationship well. (more...)
Information leaked in U.S. affects Manchester bomb probe
- May 28, 2017

It added that Manchester police are now "furious" about leaks that shared information about the crime scene and the bomber's name. The New York Times through its sources obtained a picture of evidence collected at the scene of Monday's terrorist attack in Manchester, England. (more...)
Netanyahu orders Cabinet to attend Trump arrival ceremony Netanyahu orders Cabinet to attend Trump arrival ceremony
- May 28, 2017

Trump has reportedly asked Netanyahu to slow Israeli settlement building activity in the West Bank , but the USA president has appointed a pro-settlement envoy to Israel , and the White House has failed to denounce plans for new units. Palestinians regard Jerusalem as the capital of their future state. The new measures were seen as confidence-building steps ahead of Trump's visit. (more...)
Filipino authorities say foreigners are among Islamist fighters on Mindanao island Filipino authorities say foreigners are among Islamist fighters on Mindanao island
- May 28, 2017

Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled into the southe. Security forces on Saturday continued fighting Daesh-linked militants in Marawi , a pre-dominantly Muslim city in the country's south. They said militants had also occupied higher ground in the city, enabling them to slow down or stop assaults from the security forces. "We can not just pinpoint the particular spot". (more...)
Trump appears to shove Montenegro PM at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meet
- May 27, 2017

Later, as they took the traditional "family photo" group shot, the heads of state quietly kept their distance from Trump, who minutes earlier was caught on video appearing to push the prime minister of Montenegro , soon to be NATO's newest member, out of the way to get to his spot. (more...)
8-year-old, 'loved by everyone' among victims in Manchester bombing
- May 27, 2017

The New York Times , quoted a senior member of the Manchester Muslim community and a law enforcement official who said Abedi had been barred from the local mosque in 2015 for expressing support for the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL), at which point he got on the radar of the nation's intelligence services. (more...)
Melania Trump Appears to Dodge President's Hand Again, This Time in Rome
- May 27, 2017

While in Rome, the couple will meet Pope Francis at the Vatican before heading to Sicily for the annual G7 economics summit. Most recently, the pair's body language during Trump's first foreign trip since his inauguration has been circulating in mainstream and social media. (more...)
Facing anxious European leaders, Trump goes on offensive
- May 27, 2017

The U.K. authorities said they had stopped sharing information about the Manchester bombing with the USA after information and a photo of the bombing that British intelligence shared with their US counterparts were leaked to the media. The long day of Brussels meetings was a stark contrast to his friendlier Middle East encounters, where Trump embraced the authoritarian Saudi monarchy and said he had been wowed by Saudi King Salman's wisdom. (more...)
North Korea accuses South of machine-gunning birds in Demilitarized Zone North Korea accuses South of machine-gunning birds in Demilitarized Zone
- May 27, 2017

A spokesman for South Korea's Unification Ministry said Monday it will consider allowing non-governmental exchange with the North, but only within the scope of worldwide sanctions against Pyongyang . The DPRK refers to the abbreviation of North Korea's full name - the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. South Korea responded with warning shots until the vehicle flew back to North Korea . (more...)
OPEC extends oil output cut by nine months
- May 27, 2017

The deal involving Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries members and Russian Federation was widely expected by analysts, but disappointed investors who were hoping for a longer extension. Clawing back some of Thursday's losses, global benchmark Brent futures LCOc1 were up 17 cents at $51.63 a barrel at 1103 GMT. Iran's Bijan Zanganeh said before the meeting that he considered both the six-month and nine-month extension scenarios "acceptable", without elaborating. (more...)
Trump faces G7 squeeze on climate change, trade at Sicily summit
- May 27, 2017

Tusk's comments come in the wake of the White House's recently released budget plan, which proposes deep cuts to US foreign aid. The president and first lady will finish off the second-last day of Trump's first official trip overseas attending a dinner hosted by Italian President Sergio Mattarella. (more...)
CWA members strike at Cheektowaga AT&T Store
- May 27, 2017

More than one out of ten workers at AT&T could walk off the job on Friday afternoon, if the company can't come to agreement on new union contracts. "Despite being the largest telecom company in the country with almost $1 billion a month in profits and the CEO earning $28 million, AT&T continues to pinch its workers' basic needs and stand in the way of high-quality service its customers pay good money for". (more...)
European Union leader: Trump and European Union not in complete alignment European Union leader: Trump and European Union not in complete alignment
- May 27, 2017

European Union president Donald Tusk called today on G7 leaders to maintain sanctions on Russian Federation over the conflict in Ukraine, but the White House said it did not yet "have a position" on the issue. "It was for me a very positive moment in our discussions". Mr. Tusk concluded that the United States and the European Union should be jointly saying " values and principles first", thus intentionally or unintentionally calling out President Trump's presidential campaign motto "America ... (more...)
Trump, Abbas call for new start to Israeli-Palestinian peace talks
- May 26, 2017

After weeks earlier flashing his trademark bravado by saying the "ultimate deal" could be easier than "people have thought", he seemed to acknowledge the complexities that have bedevilled his predecessors. Tuesday marks the 37th day of a mass hunger strike inside Israeli jails. New Israeli soldiers are sworn in at the wall, and deceased Israeli soldiers are memorialized there. (more...)
Comey agrees to testify in open hearing before Senate Intelligence Committee Comey agrees to testify in open hearing before Senate Intelligence Committee
- May 26, 2017

The Post , citing people familiar with the matter, said the official is someone close to President Donald Trump , but would not further identify the person. "By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia's actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russian Federation", he said. (more...)
US not started assessment on any Trump intel disclosure to Russia: Coats US not started assessment on any Trump intel disclosure to Russia: Coats
- May 26, 2017

The White House did not dispute the account portrayed, and instead said that the FBI investigation had put unnecessary pressure on the President's ability to conduct diplomacy with Russian Federation. This president believes that what he does is correct, exclusively because he is the one who did it, and that is a very unsafe road for the country to travel down. (more...)
Arsenal face defensive crisis ahead of final Arsenal face defensive crisis ahead of final
- May 26, 2017

Is it more likely that the players have either let him down mentally or simply failed to meet their potential over the years? The Germany worldwide was asked on Wednesday morning whether he would be clear to play at Wembley . That would be a good crowning of what we have done in the last two months. "Some clubs are stronger than us yes, but now I believe we are in a position to compete and we have a strong enough basic squad to compete at the top level". (more...)
Manchester attack: Further arrests made, including bomber's brother and father
- May 25, 2017

He declined to give any further details on the investigation. "We have evidence that he is involved in Daesh ( Islamic State ) with his brother". Abedi's father and elder brother Ismail were active at Disbury Mosque in south Manchester , said a trustee of the mosque, Fawzi Haffar. (more...)
Saudi Arabia king: Trump's visit a 'turning point' Saudi Arabia king: Trump's visit a 'turning point'
- May 25, 2017

Trump declared that he would not call the attackers "monsters", a term he believes they would prefer, instead choosing "losers", a longtime favorite Trump insult and one he has directed at comedian Rosie O'Donnell, Cher and others. The rhetorical error could have potentially derailed Trump's overall message. The president had repeatedly used the phrase " Islamic terrorism" during the 2016 presidential race, but was attempting to offer a more moderate tone during his speech in Riyadh . (more...)
What is known about suspected Manchester attacker Abedi What is known about suspected Manchester attacker Abedi
- May 25, 2017

Ramadan Abedi was later detained by masked gunmen while recording television interviews, according to ITV News. British officials, however, have not commented on whether Abedi had links to IS or other extremist groups. Though his neighbors tell NPR they did not know him well, some of them recall an incident in which a resident complained to police several years ago that members of the Abedi family had shown signs of radicalization. (more...)
Subpoenas pile up for Flynn's documents Subpoenas pile up for Flynn's documents
- May 25, 2017

But then, an Federal Bureau of Investigation employee who was helping Sessions fill out the documents said that he didn't need to list the dozens of meetings he had with foreign ambassadors while serving in the U.S. "As a United States Senator, the Attorney General met hundreds - if not thousands- of foreign dignitaries and their staff", DOJ spokesman Ian Prior said. (more...)
Iranian president calls US relations 'a curvy road' Iranian president calls US relations 'a curvy road'
- May 25, 2017

But the foundation of power is national strength and this only happens through elections", Rouhani said."Maybe it will help if Saudi leaders let their people to decide over their country's fate by casting their vote. Qassemi threw in a little anti-Israel rhetoric for good measure: "It is surprising that Iran is being accused of destabilizing the region by a country which has been an accomplice to the Zionist regime's crackdown on the oppressed Palestinian nation through all-out arms, ... (more...)
Social media joins hunt for Manchester concert victims Social media joins hunt for Manchester concert victims
- May 25, 2017

Anoff-duty female police officer was among those killed at Manchester Arena in the bombing of the Ariana Grande concert . For weeks, the giddy fans wouldn't stop talking about the upcoming show. She had been considering going to Bury College or a musical academy in Manchester. She was loved by everyone and her warmth and kindness will be remembered fondly. (more...)
Philippine Islamists beheaded local police chief, Duterte says Philippine Islamists beheaded local police chief, Duterte says
- May 25, 2017

Duterte cut short a visit to Russian Federation after the violence erupted late on Tuesday. The militants who triggered the martial law are also threatening to kill a priest and other hostages, the Catholic Church said Wednesday. If it's over with a month, then I'd be happy. "What's your opinion of him, Rodrigo", Trump asks. "Hopefully, the military will be able to control the situation in Marawi city by tomorrow", he said. (more...)
UK Labour leader accuses Theresa May of 'pandering' to Trump UK Labour leader accuses Theresa May of 'pandering' to Trump
- May 24, 2017

However, he also says the "bomb first, talk later" tactics of the "war on terror" have failed and Britain's national interest is best served by pursuing peaceful solutions to conflicts around the world. Corbyn said the Labour government would want a friendly relationship with Washington, but warned against "pandering to an erratic Trump administration". (more...)
Transcript Of Trump's Saudi Arabia Speech Reveals A New Tone Toward Muslims
- May 24, 2017

Some 35 heads of state and government from Muslim-majority countries were in Riyadh for the Arab Islamic American Summit, mainly from Sunni states friendly to Saudi Arabia. to reset relations with the Muslim world". He urged Muslim leaders to play a more proactive role in combating extremism. Trump was welcomed warmly in Riyadh , where he and first lady Melania Trump were given an extravagant reception. (more...)
Rent-to-own scheme one of key planks of Lib Dem manifesto
- May 24, 2017

Mr Farron said the drug was a "gateway to harder drugs", and "if you brick up that gateway by making sure that people who are buying cannabis are only buying it from a regulated source then you take away the option to go into harder drugs". (more...)
Trump plays up Middle East peace prospects after talks with Abbas
- May 24, 2017

Netanyahu did not share such a close relationship with former President Barack Obama , who was not as outspoken as Trump in unequivocal support for Israel. Ahead of his visit to the Middle East, the second leg of a nine-day tour that began in Saudi Arabia and will move on to the Vatican, Italy and Belgium, administration officials indicated that Mr Trump may talk about "Palestinian self-determination" in his public comments, a nod towards statehood. (more...)
Alabama physician among 4 climbers dead after tragic weekend on Mount Everest Alabama physician among 4 climbers dead after tragic weekend on Mount Everest
- May 23, 2017

However, hundreds of climbers are still waiting to summit before the monsoon arrives in early June, which marks the end of the short spring climbing season. He fell sick on his way down from the summit on Saturday and did not make it to the nearest camp. His Nepali guide was found unconscious at Camp 4, just below 8,000m, with severe frostbite. (more...)
Results a sign voters want parties 'to work together,' Clark says
- May 23, 2017

Liberals have failed British Columbians in a range of issues". There will be at least one recount after the NDP won in Courtenay-Comox but just nine votes. Inside the Green headquarters in Victoria, the room was filled with loud applause and cheering. "[The voters] elected a significant Green presence, and I intend to listen to that". (more...)
Newt Gingrich Spreads Debunked Story About Murdered DNC Staffer Newt Gingrich Spreads Debunked Story About Murdered DNC Staffer
- May 23, 2017

Russia's government is mocking the mainstream media for being "too busy" to cover the murder past year of a Democratic National Committee staffer, peddling a storyline the staffer's family has dismissed as a conspiracy theory. on 10 July 2016, during what MPD investigators suspect was an attempted robbery, based on a string of similar crimes in the Bloomingdale neighborhood in which he lived. (more...)
Dutch King reveals he piloted KLM jets for 21 years Dutch King reveals he piloted KLM jets for 21 years
- May 23, 2017

Willem-Alexander volunteered to fly for the African Medical Research and Education Foundation and the Kenya Wildlife Service in the 1990s. For the King flying is a hobby, in which he sees the opportunity to "disengage and concentrate on something else". (more...)
Video shows Erdogan watched bodyguards' violent attack on protesters in DC
- May 22, 2017

The U.S. detained and released two members of the Turkish president's delegation after they were involved in an attack on peaceful protesters outside the Turkish embassy Tuesday. He went on to call for a diplomatic response from the U.S. and said the government should press charges against Turkish officials involved in the brawl. (more...)
FBI Russia Probe Is Targeting "Someone Close to the President"
- May 22, 2017

Among Republicans, 23 percent expressed disapproval of Trump in the latest poll, up from 16 percent in the same poll last week. "I believe it hurts our country terribly, because it shows we're a divided, mixed-up, not-unified country". USA stocks rallied back on Thursday after seeing their biggest drop in eight months the previous day on worries that the political turmoil could sideline Trump initiatives such as tax cuts that investors see as favouring economic growth. (more...)
Jim Comey's father, a lifelong NJ Republican, calls Trump 'really crazy' Jim Comey's father, a lifelong NJ Republican, calls Trump 'really crazy'
- May 22, 2017

Initially, the White House said that Trump acted entirely based on the advice of deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein and attorney general Jeff Sessions. This is an uncharacteristically bold step from a man who once desired to avoid confrontation with Trump so greatly that he tried to blend into his surroundings to escape the president's notice. (more...)
Russians Reportedly Bragged They Could Use Michael Flynn to Influence Trump Russians Reportedly Bragged They Could Use Michael Flynn to Influence Trump
- May 22, 2017

Read the full Reuters report here. The discussions became point of concern for US intelligence officials, who picked up the conversations by the Russians regarding Flynn previous year, CNN reported . Meanwhile, Trump reportedly regrets firing Flynn and is passing him "warm messages" through his staff, as one does to the person foreboding your impeachment. (more...)
Probe has Trump adviser under scrutiny Probe has Trump adviser under scrutiny
- May 22, 2017

The Washington Post is reporting that a senior White House advisor is a "person of interest" in the Department of Justice's Russian Federation probe, although just who that person is remains an open question. What has changed, he added, is the House of Saud is now dealing directly with a member of the Trump family. Mr Comey was previously leading the probe. (more...)
Ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn won't honor Senate subpoena Ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn won't honor Senate subpoena
- May 21, 2017

Presidential election. A lawyer for Flynn did not immediately respond to Reuters' request for comment. The committee-which is investigating Russian interference in November's presidential election-issued the subpoena last week. Flynn, among others, is a primary focus of three simultaneous US investigations into the matter. The communications had been intercepted by the USA intelligence community because they involved Russian officials, who are routinely monitored for national security ... (more...)
Putin Honors WWII Generation, As a Responsibility to Future Generations Putin Honors WWII Generation, As a Responsibility to Future Generations
- May 21, 2017

A total of 26 Russian cities will stage major processions to commemorate the victory in the Second World War. According to Google search engine, on Tuesday Ukrainian internet users have been searching for information about the Victory Parade in Moscow more than for any other news. (more...)
Russia's Putin pledges to send food to Venezuela Russia's Putin pledges to send food to Venezuela
- May 21, 2017

Maikel Moreno, the president of Venezuela's Supreme Court, and among those sanctioned by the USA government, said Friday that Trump's executive order was an attempt to impose its authority over Venezuela's institutions and compromise the judicial branch's independence. (more...)
Special Envoy Lee meets with China's Xi Jinping Special Envoy Lee meets with China's Xi Jinping
- May 20, 2017

Xi also expressed China's willingness to properly deal with disputes and preserve the hard-won results that the two countries achieved in the past, as he began discussions with Lee Hae Chan, a former prime minister. The golf course, which the Lotte Group, the country's fifth-biggest conglomerate, had owned, was designated as a site for THAAD that Seoul and Washington agreed in July previous year to deploy in South Korea. (more...)
HBSE 10th Results 2017: Haryana Board 10th Result likely today at bseh HBSE 10th Results 2017: Haryana Board 10th Result likely today at bseh
- May 20, 2017

Those results will be announced at official website at bseh.org.in or haryana.indiaresults.com. OneIndia wishes HBSE 10th students all the best. . According to Ms Sharda, the evaluation of answer sheets has been completed and the board is ready to announce the HBSE Class 10th Results 2017. (more...)
AT&T workers are on strike over contract negotiations
- May 20, 2017

Update: As of 3 pm EDT on Friday, 40,000 AT&T employees have gone on strike. "Your bargaining team has worked countless hours to negotiate in good faith to reach an agreement, but this company is refusing to budge on the issues that matter the most to us", said the union in a statement. (more...)
Pemberton Music Festival cancelled Pemberton Music Festival cancelled
- May 20, 2017

This year's four-day event was slated to feature Muse , A Tribe Called Quest and Chance the Rapper. In addition to falling ticket sales and increased operating losses, the weakening Canadian dollar is reported to have a significant impact. (more...)
ICJ to pronounce verdict on Jadhav death sentence ICJ to pronounce verdict on Jadhav death sentence
- May 19, 2017

The decision of the 11-judge bench was unanimous, ICJ President Ronny Abraham said while reading out the verdict. "It is clear that as long as a final decision does not come Jadhav should be safe", he said, adding that the ruling would help in finding remedy to "violation of Jadhav's rights and also the violation of worldwide convention by Pakistan ". (more...)
UN court orders Pakistan not to execute Indian national
- May 19, 2017

India on May 8 sought the global court's intervention to annul the death sentence given by a Pakistan military court to Jadhav who Islamabad says was arrested in Balochistan on charges of spying, sabotage and terrorism. Jadhav's case is the latest flashpoint in the tensions between Pakistan and India. The circumstances of Jadhav's arrest remain disputed, Judge Abraham said while reading out the world court's verdict. (more...)
Trump calls Macron to congratulate him on election win Trump calls Macron to congratulate him on election win
- May 19, 2017

The European Union, for its part, has been witnessing severe divisions and a major identity crisis, which was mainly incited by the exit of Britain. Mr Macron's campaign members Christophe Castaner and Benjamin Griveaux said Mr Valls is welcome but would have to go through the regular application process. (more...)