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Ukraine: 'Politically motivated crime' - claims journalist on Babchenko's murder

Ukraine: 'Politically motivated crime' - claims journalist on Babchenko's murder Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman accused Moscow of being behind the murder , saying he was "convinced that Russia's totalitarian regime" was responsible. The helicopter was later shot down with all aboard killed. He later became a journalist and worked as a military correspondent for several Russian media outlets. [Full Article...]

Spain Arrests US-Born Investor Browder on Russian Interpol Warrant

A Moscow court sentenced Browder, who was born in the US and is now based in London, to nine years in prison in absentia over tax evasion and funnelling money overseas. Conservative MP Sir Peter Bottomley told the Press Association: 'I have notified the Foreign Secretary's office and I shall be speaking to the Spanish ambassador. [Full Article...]

Papua New Guinea bans its citizens from Facebook for a month

Papua New Guinea bans its citizens from Facebook for a month Facebook's CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg . "We can not allow the abuse of Facebook to continue in the country", said Basil. Basil went on to say that the inquiry may well find that Papua New Guinea's peoples may be better served by an alternative social network. [Full Article...]

Mattis: US to confront China militarization

Mattis: US to confront China militarization Mattis made the remarks to a group of reporters traveling with him, including from Breitbart News, to Hawaii for a change of command ceremony at U.S. Pacific Command from outgoing commander Adm. Last week, the Philippines expressed "serious concern" over the presence of China's strategic bombers in the disputed waters, but its response to the installation of missile systems was muted. [Full Article...]

English teacher corrects Donald Trump's letter, sends it back to White House

English teacher corrects Donald Trump's letter, sends it back to White House The Democrat, who now lives in Atlanta, wrote to Trump asking him to visit the families of the 17 people killed in the school shooting in Parkland , Fla., The New York Times reported. 'Poor writing is not something I abide, ' said Mason, who retired from teaching English in SC previous year and admitted she was still in 'grading-paper mode'. [Full Article...]

IDF: Hamas 'lost control' over Gaza Strip

IDF: Hamas 'lost control' over Gaza Strip Ambassador Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyWeb of intrigue as Guatemala president fends off corruption probe Poll: Trump approval rating at 45 percent Haley: Trump's unpredictability a factor in pushing North Korea sanctions MORE . The attacks on southern Israel were, in fact, another Iranian attempt to spark a new war on the southern border after the failed attempts to invade Israel from Gaz... [Full Article...]

Hamas: Gaza groups agree to truce if Israel ceases fire

Hamas: Gaza groups agree to truce if Israel ceases fire But after Tuesday's flare-up, followed by sirens and explosions into the night, there were Palestinian claims of a ceasefire. Conricus blamed Hamas , the Islamic militant group which rules the Gaza Strip , and Islamic Jihad for the mortar fire, saying they were retaliating for earlier army actions that killed three Islamic Jihad militants. [Full Article...]

Trump Tests Midterm Message On Immigration, MS-13 'Animals' During Tenn. Rally

Trump Tests Midterm Message On Immigration, MS-13 'Animals' During Tenn. Rally President Trump speaks during a rally in Nashville , Tenn., on Tuesday. Democrats are "bad at everything, but they're good at sticking together" in Congress, Trump said as he campaigned for Rep. President @realDonaldTrump : NO. Mexico will NEVER pay for a wall. The full-throated endorsement of Blackburn was important for her, as she struggled early on to unify some of the state GOP behin... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Maria killed 5000 more people in Puerto Rico than estimates say

Because family members may have misremembered details, researchers warned that the final number is likely higher. The researchers then extrapolated that figure to the total population of Puerto Rico , which is 3.4 million people. The death toll of victims of the hurricane that hit Puerto Rico is significantly higher than the official government statistic. When compared to the matching three-month... [Full Article...]

USA: Lava inches toward geothermal plant raising fears in Hawaii

USA: Lava inches toward geothermal plant raising fears in Hawaii Jay Furr from Richmond, Vermont, had asked whether it would be possible to roast marshmallows over the burning lava with a "long stick". "And if you add sulfuric acid (in vog [volcanic smog], for example) to sugar, you get a pretty spectacular reaction". [Full Article...]

2 police officers, woman, gunman dead in Belgium shooting

2 police officers, woman, gunman dead in Belgium shooting He then shot them dead with their own guns. Then the attacker shot a 22-year-old man who was sitting in the passenger seat of a nearby parked auto. Belgian media identified the suspect as Benjamin Herman; a Belgian national born in 1982 who had a criminal record that included theft, assault and drug offenses, state broadcaster RTBF reported . [Full Article...]

India to ignore U.S. sanctions on Iran, Venezuela, says FM

India to ignore U.S. sanctions on Iran, Venezuela, says FM Crude oil is among the biggest export goods that Iran sends to India, but it also has other interests in it, chief among them the construction of the Chabahar port in the Gulf of Oman. Washington has also tightened sanctions against Venezuela over the controversial re-election of President Nicolas Maduro. But the Indian security establishment remains quite upset at the USA state department's move ... [Full Article...]

Trump says, without proof, that Mueller team will meddle in midterm elections

Trump says, without proof, that Mueller team will meddle in midterm elections Senate investigators have found that although there was mounting evidence of Russian interference for months before the November 2016 election, the Obama administration did not press USA intelligence and law enforcement agencies to investigate, according to a Reuters report which quoted two sources. [Full Article...]

European Union proposes bloc-wide ban on single-use plastics

European Union proposes bloc-wide ban on single-use plastics While many locations are acting to ban plastic bags or plastic straws , the EU Commission's proposed restrictions are wide-ranging. The EU's measures tackle the top 10 plastic products that wash up on Europe's beaches and fill its seas, including a ban on the private use of single-use plastics like plastic straws, plates and utensils and containers used for fast food or your daily takeaway co... [Full Article...]

Singaporeans shower praise upon Mahathir for scrapping KL-Singapore HSR project

Singaporeans shower praise upon Mahathir for scrapping KL-Singapore HSR project Mohamad said that the process to cancel the project will take some time because of Malaysia's agreement with Singapore. "That will be dropped", Mahathir told the Financial Times . On May 2, Kuala Lumpur police chief Mazlan Lazim said Dr Mahathir was being probed under the controversial new law over his statement alleging that a private jet he was to board was sabotaged. [Full Article...]

US warships sail near Paracel Islands, angering Beijing

US warships sail near Paracel Islands, angering Beijing Last week, the US uninvited China from the USA -hosted Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) naval drill which will be held off Hawaii this summer after China announced that it had for the first time landed its H-6K strategic bomber on an outpost in the Paracels. [Full Article...]

More than 4,600 killed in Hurricane Maria

The study authors noted that several "independent investigations" have put the true number "in excess of 1,000". The Harvard researchers estimate that official death count numbers severely underestimated the impact of the hurricane due to the difficulty of firmly associating indirect deaths with a single causational event, as well as bureaucratic delays in medical examinations. [Full Article...]

Roman Abramovich 'granted Israeli citizenship after United Kingdom visa delay'

Roman Abramovich 'granted Israeli citizenship after United Kingdom visa delay' An Israeli passport will allow Mr Abramovich to enter Britain for up to six months, but he won't be able to work there without first receiving a work visa. Abramovich is a Russian citizen and is known to have Jewish ancestry on his paternal side. Nativ and Israel's Interior Ministry declined to comment to Bloomberg. [Full Article...]

Ellicott City Floods: Army National Guardsman, Eddison Hermond, Missing Amid Maryland Floods

Ellicott City Floods: Army National Guardsman, Eddison Hermond, Missing Amid Maryland Floods First responders also had to rescue dozens of people trapped in buildings swamped by water. There have been no other reports of missing people. The flooding in 2016 caused catastrophic damage , but 96 percent of the businesses downtown rebuilt and reopened. [Full Article...]

Russia: Lavrov says Syrian troops only should control southern border

Russia: Lavrov says Syrian troops only should control southern border The United States, Russia , and Jordan agreed a year ago to include Daraa in a "de-escalation zone" and freeze the lines of conflict there. Reports suggest that Syria's government, which has been reinforced and supported by Russian Federation, is preparing for a major offensive against rebel groups in the area bordering Israel. [Full Article...]


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