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North Korea fires unidentified projectile — S.Korea military

However, relations between the communist neighbours have deteriorated in recent months due to Pyongyang's continuing nuclear tests, which Beijing sees as a security threat. mainland. China is North Korea's biggest ally. It called the missile, capable of reaching Japan and major U.S. military bases there, an "answer" to U.S. Read More »

USA fresh produce firms call for "modernised" NAFTA

Lighthizer declined to say whether withdrawal from NAFTA is still on the table, but said he hopes withdrawal is not necessary. In particular, it proposed tougher "rules of origin" to require that imports from Canada and Mexico include more US -made content. Read More »

Ariana Grande announces she will return to Manchester for a benefit concert

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Even the police said there were no explosives. British authorities were exploring whether the bomber, who grew up in Manchester, had links with other cells across Europe and North Africa, according to two officials familiar with the case who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about the ongoing investigation. Read More »

'Of course' Trump supports NATO: McMaster

His worldwide tour had been capped off by the G7 summit in Brussels and Sicily, Italy. US First Lady Melania Trump steps out of a auto as she arrives at Chierici Palace on May 26. "The mood he conveyed is you guys are a bunch of freeloaders". Commentators obsessed over the looks on European leaders' faces as Trump lectured them for not contributing enough on defense. Read More »

Secret Republican Senate Talks Shaping Health Care Legislation

The Insurance Department is seeking bids from consultants to develop macroeconomic models on the probable impact of a number of possible changes in health care, the department said. Those who voted for this disastrous legislation ignore the needs of women in this state, but it actually makes health care for women objectively worse - especially for new mothers. Read More »

Merkel: Europe must stay united in face of ally uncertainty

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The Europeans had hoped Trump's visit might mark a reset in transatlantic relations roiled by his election - that the US president would be persuaded to see the world through their eyes more. With the departure of Britain from the European Union , the bloc lost one nuclear power and the second largest economy in the region. President Trump used his trip to promote "America First" policies, promoting $110 billion worth of arms sales to Saudi Arabia and telling G-7 allies that the ... Read More »

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte jokes about rape to troops

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It is situated in the province of Lanao del Sur and has a population of more than 200,000 based on the 2015 census - a vast majority of them are Muslims. An AFP photographer saw eight bodies dumped off a bridge on the outskirts of Marawi today, with local residents identifying them as employees of a rice mill and a medical college. Read More »

World Health Assembly Elects Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as New WHO Director

The new elect swept 133 votes and two abstentions over his main rival Nabarro who only secured 50 votes in an election eligible 185 member States of the total 194 WHO's member States cast ballots. Tedros replaces Margaret Chan , who was criticized for the WHO's slow response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. He said only about half of the world's population has access to health care "without impoverishment". Read More »

China calls for new talks with North Korea on nukes

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South Korea has repeatedly accused the North of flying suspected spy drones across the tense border. The official Korean Central News Agency said the objective of the test was to verify technical indexes of the weapon system and examine its adaptability under battle conditions. Read More »

ARM Plans 50x AI Performance Boost In 5 Years With DynamIQ Processors

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Both the CPUs are built on the latest ARMv8.2-A architecture and are said to be created to handle artificial intelligence and machine learning , which are becoming popular among smartphones. The ARM Mali-72 graphics processor is based on the Bitfrost architecture, and it's designed for demand machine learning algorithms running directly on a device. Read More »

Palestinian stabs Israeli officer, is shot

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Tom Sutton, a political science professor at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, said the tone of the trip affirmed two important allies the US has in Israel and Saudi Arabia, which Trump visited immediately prior to his trip to Israel. Read More »

Rivlin: East Jerusalem must be rehabilitated

Trump made headlines as the first sitting USA president to visit the famous Western Wall, part of the Temple Mount and one of Judaism's holiest sites . In the afternoon, the prime minister attended the dedication of the Six-Day War Museum at Jerusalem's Ammunition Hill . That would be consistent with Trump's final hours in Israel and the West Bank. Read More »

Donald Trump snubs G7 summit over climate change deal

A final communique released at the summit in Sicily said the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Canada and Japan had voiced a "strong commitment"; however, the United States was "not in a position to join the consensus on these topics". "This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States", Mr. Trump said. We have noted that six out of seven countries have confirmed their commitment to the Paris agreement.... Read More »

Has Memorial Day lost its meaning?

Northern Vice Commander Peter Van Woerden of The American Legion, Department of IN, said volunteers spent several days decorating the site of the 40th annual memorial service, hosted by The American Legion First District. It's "the only major national memorial honoring all women who have defended America throughout history ". The building in use by the post was built in the early 1990s. Read More »

National Spelling Bee becoming easier to predict

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Hannah secured a trip to Washington, D.C., by winning the Midwest Spelling Bee in March. That's unless youngest brother Justus, now a fifth grader, happens to enter the competition. "I just take like a deep breath and when they give me the word, I just like think it over in my head", he said, thinking back to how he won the county bee. Read More »

Ariana Grande will return to Manchester for attack benefit concert

In attacking the concert, the bomber targeted an audience full of teenagers and 'tweens - Grande fans who call themselves "Arianators". As the UK's terror alert remained at its maximum " critical " level, it was also revealed Thursday that British intelligence foiled five planned terror operations since an attack at Westminster on March 22. Read More »

Merkel says Europeans can't 'completely' rely on US

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Berlin remains committed to strong trans-Atlantic relations, but Chancellor Angela Merkel's suggestion after meetings with President Donald Trump that Europe can no longer entirely rely on the U.S. The US said it will make a decision next week. On Thursday, more than 20 Republican senators, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, sent a letter to Trump asking him to leave the Paris Climate Agreement. Read More »

Merkel spokesman: Germany still seeking stronger US ties

President Trump . US President Donald Trump (L) and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud pose for a group photo during the Arabic Islamic American Summit at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center in Riyadh on May 21, 2017. "That was a deeply staunch trans-Atlanticist speaking", he said. "This week will bring final guidance for the key European Central Bank meeting in June". Read More »

Penguins vs. Predators: Game 1 prediction

The 22-year-old Swede leads the team with eight postseason goals and has posted a NHL-best plus-17 rating in the playoffs. "We just beat a really good team that was a defense-first team, always had numbers back, tried to limit opportunities off the rush, and had more of a counterattack mindset". Read More »

Hornqvist set to return for Pens, Fisher for Preds in Game 1

This chance doesn't come around often. This is what will happen to the Penguins. A year after that trade, with Nashville missing the playoffs for a second straight season, Poile made a coaching change, targeting Laviolette because he had a Stanley Cup pedigree the rest of the organization did not. Read More »

Chilling photos show explosive used in Manchester bombing

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The bombing came just over two weeks before a snap general election set for June 8. Trump , in Brussels, ignored two questions from journalists on whether Britain can trust the USA with sensitive information. The pictures appeared in the New York Times and followed an earlier leak to USA media of the attacker's name. GMP said eight men have been arrested in relation to the bombing. Read More »

Trump says Jared Kushner is 'doing a great job'

President Trump returned to form after his first trip overseas with a tweetstorm yesterday that signaled he's going to take on scandalous headlines and allegations about his administration that went largely unanswered in his stead. After the November 8 election, Kushner and Flynn also discussed with Kislyak the idea of creating a back channel between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin that could have bypassed diplomats and intelligence agencies, two of the sources said. Read More »

President Donald Trump Still Won't Commit To The Paris Agreement

More concisely, Alex Doukas, senior campaigner at Oil Change International, said: "even though Donald Trump threw a tantrum, the grown-ups in the room ignored him". Late Saturday, US President Donald Trump has told "Confidants", including the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Scott Pruitt, that he plans to leave a landmark worldwide agreement on climate change . Read More »

Defending champion Penguins appear to have playoff experience advantage

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist will return to lineup for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night against the Nashville Predators after missing six games with an upper-body injury . Sullivan isn't anxious, saying Pittsburgh has the ability to "take what the game presents". In the Eastern Conference series price, Pittsburgh (-300) is a massive favorite against Ottawa (+250). Read More »

UFC Fight Night 109: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira Results

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Gustafsson defeated former, and perennial, title challenger Glover Teixeira at UFC Fight Night 109 Sunday. Referee Kevin Sataki quickly stopped the fight. "It's all about the day of the fight and what you can do". Gustafsson and Teixeira aren't exactly newcomers, of course, as both fighters have fought for the light-heavyweight belt before. Read More »

Be part of Memorial Day

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Originally established to honor those who died during the Civil War , Memorial Day was later changed to honor all those who gave that "final measure of devotion" to the country they fought to protect. They celebrated what they called "Decoration Day" by putting small flowers and American flags on the graves of the soldiers buried at the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Read More »

Macron attacks Russian media outlets

He said he wanted to work with Mr Putin to that end. The French and Russian presidents were meeting for talks before the opening of an exhibition marking 300 years of diplomatic ties between the two countries at Palace of Versailles near Paris . Read More »

Theresa May accused of "manifesto meltdown" after 'dementia tax' U-turn

JEREMY CORBYN IS today fending off attacks from the British press after claims he failed to directly condemn the IRA's bombing campaign during a TV interview yesterday. May appeared to be dismissing all this as " fake claims ". Last week the Tories announced reform to the social care system in its manifesto. The Tory manifesto has a markedly different tone from Labour's , which promises a program of mass nationalization, more spending on the NHS, the abolition of tuition fees and ... Read More »

Showers and Thunderstorms Today, A Chance of Rain All Week

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As a result precipitation chances will diminish across the plains we have just a slight chance for some showers and thunderstorms over the mountains and adjacent foothills. Tuesday: Sunny and warmer. Otherwise, we'll see mostly cloudy skies. A coastal flood advisory is in still effect till 4 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Read More »

Indonesian Citizens Among Waves of Evacuees From Marawi City

Only small areas were under the control of fighters on Monday, military spokesman Brigadier-General Restituto Padilla said. The overall death toll neared 100. Minority Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, one of the President's fiercest critics, said he is no longer surprised by such a pronouncement. The killing of at least 19 civilians, including several women and a child, was also attributed to the Maute terrorists. Read More »

Israel Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Reunification of Jerusalem

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President Donald Trump abandoned former President Barack Obama's policy of engagement toward Iran in favor of a tougher stance during his first trip overseas. As ISIS insults democracy with fresh terror attacks, Trump's proposed ban on radical Muslims entering the US doesn't look so insane. Clashes broke out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces on Wednesday as Israeli demonstrators marched through the Old City of Jerusalem to mark the 50th anniversary of ... Read More »

USA airstrike hits pro-Syria government forces for first time

In Geneva, Bashar al-Ja'afari, the head of the Syrian government delegation to the peace talks under way in the Swiss city aimed at ending Syria's six-year civil war, told reporters he had discussed the air strike during a meeting with United Nations special envoy Staffan de Mistura, describing the attack as "state terrorism". Read More »