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Veterans, non-veterans alike remember Memorial Day


Decoration Day gradually became known as Memorial Day and now honors all USA military personnel who have died during a military conflict. The caretakers at national cemeteries don't take long weekends, because by law those cemeteries can't close for more than 48 hours at a time. Read More »

Trump Lashes Out at Germany Over Trade and NATO, Promises 'Change'


Coming hot on the heels of Trump's recent exclamation that Germans are " very bad ", Trump now apparently believes the entirety of American-German relations to be "very bad ". On average, the U.S. imported $54.2 billion more from Germany that Germany imported from the U.S. But in any given year it fluctuated in very wide range. Read More »

US attempts first interception of missile

North Korea has dubbed its last three tests successes. As I suggested in April , the fact that North Korea was looking into terminal maneuverability for its missiles was not highly suggestive of an anti-ship ballistic missile program, which is challenging primarily due to the advanced intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities it would require. Read More »

Hansen expects ABs to face 'Warrenball' in Lions tests


He explained how the focus for this Lions tour was different. Instead they have Wales " Warren Gatland , pictured, whose very name has been hijacked by a style of bash-it-up rugby that is a decade out of date and famous for an nearly total lack of success against the "big three', with Gatland scoring two wins from 30 Tests against Sanzar teams. Read More »

Putin Tells West to Stop 'Inventing Imaginary Threats'

And as NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports, Macron tried to mend his country's relations with Russian Federation. "The use of chemical weapons by anyone will be the object of reprisals and immediate retaliation on the part of France", Macron said . Read More »

Polls suggest Tories could now lose a seat in Wales

During a speech in Wrexham, May said there will be a consulation on social care and accused Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn of making false claims. She told activists in Wales that the Conservatives were "determined to fix the system" and put a sustainable long-term solution in place which deals with the strains on the social care system from an ageing society. Read More »

Trump repeats criticism of Germany, Merkel stands by stance

The U.S. spends 3.6 percent. With all President Donald Trump has on his plate this week - staff shakeups, the Russian Federation probes and Jared Kushner; health care, budget, debt ceiling and the Paris climate deal - Trump on Tuesday morning chose to escalate his attack on Germany over trade. Read More »

Macron and Putin share perfunctory handshake before embarking on diplomatic test


The topic then shifted to Syria and the chemical bombing allegedly perpetrated by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. For instance, The Associated Press reports a previous visit from Putin , scheduled for last October, was even canceled after then-President Francois Hollande said Russian Federation could face war crimes for its role in supporting Assad. Read More »

Even ugly wins count toward the Cup — Sunday's Best


With 17 seconds remaining in the period, Rinne tried to poke-check a Nick Bonino pass out of harm's way, only to have it bounce in off defenceman Mattias Ekholm's leg. The Penguins are 11-2 in the playoffs when scoring first. Sheary struck 1:05 after Malkin's goal, converting a wide-open look from the side of the net. Read More »

Five odd moments from Trump's Israel trip


KEITH: Trump and his aides believe that single, unified voice could be the key to peace in the Middle East and beyond. "This place is a testament to the unbreakable spirit of the Jewish people", Trump said. He also met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu . They're losers, and we'll have more of them. He said many Sunni scholars and intellectuals have suffered a lot at the hands of the Al Saud regime. Read More »

New French Government Unveiled


As interior minister, Gérard Collomb (69), the mayor of Lyon , a senator and an early supporter of Macron, is the second-ranking cabinet minister, after the prime minister. The environmentalist Nicolas Hulot (62) is considered the biggest catch of the new government . Laura Flessel has been named as French Sport minister in French President Emmanuel Macron's first cabinet. Read More »

Traveling Vietnam Wall comes to Bisbee for Memorial Day


Memorial Day events were organized by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, The American Legion, The Vietnam Veterans Association, the Girl Scouts of America, the Durango Karate Club and other local volunteers. A Vietnam War memorial was unveiled Monday at Belding Veterans Park in honor of Memorial Day. For those who understand its meaning, Memorial Day is - as it should be - a solemn holiday. Read More »

Manchester bombing: Eight arrested over terrorist attack


Grande was playing her sixth European date on her Dangerous Woman tour when a suicide bomber attacked concert-goers as they were leaving her concert at Manchester Arena, killing 22 individuals and injuring at least 59. Police say they are now holding 11 men, aged between 18 and 44, in custody and have made major progress in their investigation. She said he had been known to security forces "up to a point". Read More »

Meet Essential Home: an alternative to Amazon Echo and Google Home


Along with the phone is the Essential Home , a new home assistant that looks to compete with Apple's upcoming Siri speaker and other Amazon Echo and Google Home-like devices. Along with that 128GB of internal storage, it packs 4GB of RAM , and a Qualcomm 835 processor. The Essential Phone also implements a trick previously seen in the Huawei P9 and P10 - the second rear camera contains a monochrome sensor, which responds better in low-light conditions, and can be used in ... Read More »

Lions need six-game preparation for first New Zealand Test - Ian McGeechan


New Zealand sides do not often come up against teams who play like that. It couldn't be simpler. "You've got to face up to it". The Springboks were world champions and the Lions were given little hope, but they won in Cape Town and then - thanks to Neil Jenkins' prodigious goalkicking and a Jeremy Guscott drop-goal - in Durban against all odds to secure Test series glory a game early. Read More »

Macron talks Syria, LGBT rights, fake news with Putin


Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in France for talks with newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron . Macron said fighting the Islamic State is an "absolute priority" and is a major reason to cooperate with Russian Federation. Read More »

Memorial Day is a time to remember and honor the fallen

A ceremony at the Central Park gazebo, which included a flag-raising, the national anthem and the pledge of allegiance concluded Mansfield's observance of Memorial Day . The change went into effect in 1971. Simply put, it is to honor those who died while serving in the military. but it is a little more complex than that. Read More »

Philippine military close in on IS militants


Under the 1987 Constitution, the President needs to inform Congress within 48 hours of the bases for his decision so lawmakers can vote to approve, revoke or extend the declaration. A total of 19 civilians, 18 security officers, and 61 terrorists have been killed, according to the Philippine authorities. Militants from the pro-IS Maute rebel group have been holed up inside buildings for a week , fending off helicopter airstrikes, armored vehicles and ground attacks by government troops. Read More »

Trump Back in Washington Area After 9-Day Trip


A rally planned Thursday in Iowa was postponed due to "an unforeseen change" in Trump's schedule. Europeans are nearly as intrigued by the Trump phenomenon as Americans - his first visit was a hot topic on social media throughout Europe. Read More »

Donald Trump says North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies need 'to pay their fair share'


Trump's public scolding was all the more remarkable given the fact that he has actually backed away from some of his most provocative comments on foreign policy issues since taking office. The UK Government has expressed its anger after USA newspaper New York Times published photos showing the scene of the Manchester Arena attack that left 22 dead and several others injured. Read More »

European Union says Trump agrees that Brexit 'an incident, not a threat'


Trump stated, "We remember and mourn those almost 3,000 innocent people who were brutally murdered by terrorists on September 11th, 2001". We criticized him at the time . Donald Trump's first overseas trip as President has come to a close, and it probably couldn't have gone worse for the American public. Donald Trump is still on his overseas trip. Read More »

Macron says France, Russia agree on need for Ukraine peace talks soon


This did not indicate an attempt to influence the outcome of election, though, Putin said. Macron greeted Putin at the Palace of Versailles outside Paris . Putin openly supported two of Macron's rivals, Republican Francois Fillon and then Marine Le Pen , and Macron's team accused the Russian government of involvement in a series of cyber attacks on their systems. Read More »

Donald Trump tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris climate deal

Trump on Saturday wrote on Twitter that he would make his final decision next week on whether the USA would remain in the climate accord, an global agreement to curb carbon emissions. Republican senator Lindsey Graham has questioned Donald Trump's views on climate change being a hoax, and suggested the president should commit to the Paris climate deal . Read More »

Tiger Woods blames medications for his arrest on DUI charge

On Monday night, the Penguins scored goals off Predators players, deflections, and near saves by Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne . "I actually stepped away from my job with the Preds to start a new adventure with this team, and feel it's the most positive and goal-oriented team I've ever been a part of", Patterson noted. Read More »

Trump seen shoving Montenegro PM Markovic aside


He said Trump had a few days ago signed a United States budget proposal to hike spending on USA forces in Europe by 40 percent, in what Stoltenberg called "the best demonstration of commitment to the alliance". "I'm not 100% sure that we can say today, we, meaning Mr. President Trump and myself, that we have a common opinion about Russian Federation". Other NATO members have a target of 2% of GDP on defense spending, but only a minority have met this target. Read More »

Ariana Grande says she will return to Manchester for benefit concert


This has now been deemed safe and the cordon has been removed. The development signalled an expansion of an investigation that already has stretched to North Africa and continental Europe. In a statement Wednesday, the militia said Hashem had confessed to IS membership, saying his brother, Salman, was a member, too. "Hashem has the same ideology as his brother", Dagdoug said. Read More »

Trump has 'total confidence' in son-in-law Kushner

The 36-year-old Kushner , a NY real estate executive before joining Trump's White House staff, is married to Trump's oldest daughter Ivanka, who also is a White House adviser. Kushner's involvement in the proposed back channel was first reported by The Washington Post , which said he suggested using Russian diplomatic facilities for the discussions, apparently to make them more hard to monitor. Read More »

Donald Trump pushes aside Montenegro PM Markovic to get in front


But some of the trust that fuels such meetings was undermined by a leak of British intelligence in the Manchester attack blamed on a US official, annoying British officials. Once more, he will likely be received warily, a president who ran on a campaign of " America First " with suggestions of disentangling the United States from global pacts, now engaged in two days of pomp and policy with the leaders of the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy , Japan and Canada. Read More »

America first? Trump pushes aside Montenegro Prime Minster Markovic during NATO photocall


Mr Trump's comments may disappoint some officials in Europe who had hoped that the USA president would offer a public endorsement of Nato's mutual-defense doctrine at the ceremony that honored Article 5 , as the provision is known. They also agreed in the declaration to strengthen the process for returning foreign fighters operating in Europe to their countries of origin, to better share intelligence on individuals who have trained in Islamic State territory, and to do more to cut off ... Read More »

Ariana Grande promises to return to Manchester for fundraising concert


The bomber himself died in the attack. The police later said that the area had been "deemed safe". British security services also were upset that 22-year-old Abedi's name was apparently leaked by USA officials while police in the United Kingdom continued withholding it and while raids were underway in Manchester and in Libya. Read More »

Manchester attack transforms Britain's election campaign

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn promised his Labour Party would boost police , intelligence and security staff after criticising Prime Minister Theresa May's government for cutting police budgets as the Manchester terrorist attack became the central issue of the election campaign. Read More »

Police arrest another man after Manchester attack


The report also suggested that the bomb was an improvised device made with forethought and care. The New York Times published detailed pictures of the crime scene, including the remains of the suspected bomb and the rucksack worn by the suicide bomber. Read More »