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Michael Cohen Got $500,000 After Trump Tower Meeting With Russian Oligarch

Viktor Vekselberg , the oligarch who met with Cohen in early 2017, is Intrater's cousin and Columbus Nova's biggest client. "Obviously, if I'd known in January 2017 that I was about to hire this high-profile guy who'd wind up in this big mess, I wouldn't have introduced him to my biggest client, and wouldn't have hired him at all", Mr. [Full Article...]

Taiwan scrambles jets to intercept Chinese bombers

Taiwan scrambles jets to intercept Chinese bombers The move had been widely expected after Burkina Faso defected from Taiwan, which has steadily lost ground in a decades-long diplomatic tug-of-war with China in developing countries. The two sides often use economic support and other aid as bargaining chips for diplomatic recognition. Most of the airlines have yet to comply to China's demands. [Full Article...]

Anti-abortion group admits defeat in Irish vote

Anti-abortion group admits defeat in Irish vote It indicates about 72 per cent of women voted "yes" along with about 66 per cent of men. Irish voters "weighed it in the balance and it came down on one side". The heated, emotional campaign saw limits placed on social media advertisements nationwide, with Facebook and Google banning campaign ads after concerns from experts that some campaign ads were funded by USA based anti-abortion groups... [Full Article...]

Dutch Police Say Russian Missile Took Down MH17 Flight

Dutch Police Say Russian Missile Took Down MH17 Flight The missile was from the Russian military's 53rd anti-aircraft missile brigade based in the Russian city of Kursk, Wilbert Paulissen of the Dutch National Police said. A fragment from Malaysian Airlines flight 17 is seen at a crash site in Hrabove (Grabovo), Ukraine, Sept. 9, 2014. The JIT stopped short of saying it believed the BUK system was deployed as part of a Russian military mission, ... [Full Article...]

Girl, 13, in critical condition following in school shooting, police say

Girl, 13, in critical condition following in school shooting, police say Jason Seaman was shot three times before he subdued the shooter. One male student at the school, believed to be the suspect, has been detained. So far this year, there has been an average of one school shooting a week in the U.S. "I'd say it's something I'd see from him, he would do this type of thing, he's a really good guy", he said. One said she used an app to track her son there and that... [Full Article...]

US Reaches Deal to Keep Chinese Telecom ZTE in Business: Congressional Aide

US Reaches Deal to Keep Chinese Telecom ZTE in Business: Congressional Aide Rubio said in a tweet on Friday. U.S. companies provide up to 30 percent of components used in ZTE's equipment. The new White House offer to China has only further incensed lawmakers, who have expressed concern over the prospect of releasing the USA government's grip on ZTE. [Full Article...]

Iran seeks guarantees as JCPOA signatories meet to save deal

Iran seeks guarantees as JCPOA signatories meet to save deal The 2015 Iran nuclear deal is now hanging in the balance after Tehran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei issued his demands to European Union powers, which are likely to be rejected by the UK, France and Germany . Iran is looking for guarantees it can continue to sell its oil on world markets, have global banking access and broad protection for ongoing trade, among other things. [Full Article...]

Video shows lava spewing from Kilauea volcano

Video shows lava spewing from Kilauea volcano Hawaii County Civil Defense administrator Talmadge Magno said at a news conference Saturday afternoon that one man sustained a "serious" injury after a spatter of lava hit his leg while he was sitting on the porch of a house earlier in the day. [Full Article...]

Sterlite protests brings down the value of firm's shares heavily

Sterlite protests brings down the value of firm's shares heavily Police firing on May 22 and 23 following violence against Vedanta's copper plant in Tamil Nadu's port city of Tuticorin left 13 dead and over a 100 injured. Rahul Gandhi, leader of the opposition Indian National Congress party, called the incident "state sponsored terrorism". "It's important that the Tamil Nadu authorities respond to protests in accordance with worldwide law, but they shou... [Full Article...]

Irish Vote by Landslide to Repeal Abortion Ban, According to Exit Polls

Irish Vote by Landslide to Repeal Abortion Ban, According to Exit Polls But Savethe8th's John McGuirk said people must decide "whether or not we're going to have a liberal abortion regime in Ireland". Pink has voiced her support for abortion rights as Irish voters participate in a decisive referendum on whether to modify an amendment banning the procedure. [Full Article...]

Syrian Monitor: Dozen Die in Airstrike Likely Led by US

Syrian Monitor: Dozen Die in Airstrike Likely Led by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo demanded that Iran withdraw all forces under Iranian command throughout the entirety of Syria , end support to Middle East terrorist groups, including Lebanese Hezbollah , Hamas, and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and end its military support for the Houthi militia and work towards a peaceful political settlement in Yemen. [Full Article...]

Former NAACP leader who posed as black woman accused of welfare fraud

Former NAACP leader who posed as black woman accused of welfare fraud Huh? After the revelation, Rachel Dolezal lost her job as president of a local NAACP chapter. Dolezal's name is back in the news once again though, as she is being charged with welfare fraud. Dolezal is also charged with perjury and making false verification for public assistance. In addition to her autobiography, Dolezal was the subject of a Netflix documentary, " The Rachel Divide ", tha... [Full Article...]

Moscow says no Russian missile involved in MH17 plane crash

Moscow says no Russian missile involved in MH17 plane crash In a statement , Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said: "That a sophisticated weapon belonging to the Russian Army was dispatched and used to shoot down a civilian aircraft should be of grave worldwide concern". FILE PHOTO: A damaged missile is displayed during a news conference by members of the Joint Investigation Team, comprising the authorities from Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, t... [Full Article...]

First votes to be cast in abortion referendum today

First votes to be cast in abortion referendum today It is a vote for a future Ireland where the human rights of women and girls are respected and protected. Parliament would then debate this plan. This means that abortion is only legal in Ireland where the mother's life is in danger. The majority of Ireland's political leaders support removing the Eighth Amendment from the constitution, although they are divided on what would come next. [Full Article...]

'Flags In' Memorial Day tradition continues at Arlington National Cemetery

'Flags In' Memorial Day tradition continues at Arlington National Cemetery Jim Wallis, Commander, American Legion Post 44 continues, "This is a way for us to honor the people who fought for the freedom that we have today". "I think this is really important we are really honoring the lives of those who have sacrificed for our country", says Joy Pierce. [Full Article...]

Trump Calls Informant on His 2016 Campaign 'Spygate'

Trump Calls Informant on His 2016 Campaign 'Spygate' White House Chief of Staff John Kelly , who brokered the meetings, will participate by getting them started, but will not stay, according to sources familiar with the matter. In a statement, Ryan later thanked the Justice Department for arranging the briefing but declined to elaborate, saying "I can not and will not comment on a classified session". [Full Article...]

Missile that brought down flight MH17 was from Russian military

Missile that brought down flight MH17 was from Russian military The missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine four years ago was from a Russian military convoy, Dutch investigators have said . Bellingcat , a British-based team of open-source researchers investigating the disaster, had already identified the 53rd Antiaircraft Missile Brigade as being the likely source of the Russian-made Buk missile, which, according to investi... [Full Article...]

Two shot at middle school in Indiana; suspect in custody

Two shot at middle school in Indiana; suspect in custody Police are investigating a threat at Noblesville High School but said it is just a threat. The man, who described the shooting as "chaos" for his family, said the boy texted his mother, "come get me". Erica Higgins, who was among the anxious parents who rushed to get their kids, told WTHR-TV that she learned of the shooting from a relative who called her at home. [Full Article...]

A songbird and sunshine: Meghan Markle's coat of arms unveiled

A songbird and sunshine: Meghan Markle's coat of arms unveiled The Coat of Arms for the Duchess of Sussex , as she is now formally known, includes symbols that invoke the former actress' background and look to her future. Mr Woodcock said: "Heraldry as a means of identification has flourished in Europe for nearly nine hundred years and is associated with both individual people and great corporate bodies such as Cities, Universities and for instance the Liv... [Full Article...]

National Basketball Association coach slams 'idiotic' NFL anthem stance

National Basketball Association coach slams 'idiotic' NFL anthem stance The wide receiver was asked to comment on Trump saying that perhaps players who protested during the national anthem shouldn't be in the country . It is what it is. It seems that way". "But again, when you stoke the fire and inflame a gap that was really dissipating at the time, diffusing, you cause more problems". [Full Article...]


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