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Where is Melania Trump? Mystery as public absence extends to 22 days

Where is Melania Trump? Mystery as public absence extends to 22 days She returned to the White House five days later after the "successful" procedure that had "no complications". Recently, we haven't seen any pictures or videos of Melania working on any of her projects, and it is leading to questions about her week-long stay in the hospital and extended recovery time for an easy procedure that is supposed to have a quick recovery. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Maria death toll may be more than 4,600 in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria death toll may be more than 4,600 in Puerto Rico In all, the researchers estimated during this period there were 4,645 more deaths than in the same period of 2016. One drawback of this study is it suggests a huge range, not a concrete number. Natalio Rodriguez Lebron, 77, for example, died in Maunabo, Puerto Rico , in January. We found many still without homes and thousands who had been living without electricity since the day Hurrican... [Full Article...]

Al-Qaeda in royal rumble with 'sinful' Saudi crown prince

Al-Qaeda in royal rumble with 'sinful' Saudi crown prince Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) published a bulletin that was, in turn, picked up by the London news organization, The Independent . The reform-minded crown prince is trying to diversify the Arab world's largest economy away from oil exports and open up Saudis' cloistered lifestyles by easing strict social rules and promoting entertainment in the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom. [Full Article...]

Kashmir: CRPF vehicle runs over 3 while being attacked, 1 died

Kashmir: CRPF vehicle runs over 3 while being attacked, 1 died Hundreds of people on Saturday marched towards and gathered near a graveyard in Eidgah grounds here to offer a congregational funeral prayer. Residents said the armored vehicle in Friday's incident drove wildly into a crowd of anti-India protesters, slamming into a half-dozen people and crushing at least two men beneath its wheels, injuring them critically. [Full Article...]

Uganda approves social media tax

Uganda approves social media tax This was reported Thursday by Reuters . The new law imposes a 200 shilling ($0.05) daily levy on people using internet platforms like Facebook , Twitter , WhatsApp , and Viber. What do you think of the new law? It's not clear why the government needs to shut down access to Facebook in order to get this data, but clearly countries are interested in limiting citizens' use of social media... [Full Article...]

Trump wants to push German carmakers out of United States, says German magazine

Trump wants to push German carmakers out of United States, says German magazine Germany is the largest exporter of cars in the United States among the countries of the European Union. Macron pledged the riposte can be "agency" and "proportionate" and consistent with World Commerce Group guidelines. Previously, he promised to put an end to the "very bad" German cars. Japanese automakers export almost three times as many vehicles to the US, at about 1.7 million in 2017, com... [Full Article...]

Populists take helm of Italy's government

Populists take helm of Italy's government Mattarella then tapped a former International Monetary Fund official to head a possible interim government of technocrats to see Italy through to an early election . That brought League leader Matteo Salvini back to the negotiating table, and after frantic talks in Rome on Thursday the two parties emerged with a new 18-minister cabinet - featuring Savona in charge of European Union affa... [Full Article...]

President Trump To Impose Total Ban On German Luxury Cars

Citing several unnamed European and US diplomats, the magazine said on Thursday that he told Macron in April he would stick to his trade policy for long enough until no Mercedes-Benz models were rolling down New York's Fifth Avenue. "I love free trade, but it must be a smart trade for me to call it fair". Why the focus on Germany is unclear. If Trump wants American automakers to sell more ca... [Full Article...]

Trump Canada tariffs: Canadian government overshoots goal

Trump Canada tariffs: Canadian government overshoots goal Canada, the European Union and Mexico now face a steep 25 percent tariff on steel and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum starting at midnight. The move Thursday came after Republicans tried to convince the administration for months to target China with tariffs rather than United States trading partners, and it could trigger Republicans on Capitol Hill to consider taking action against their own Pre... [Full Article...]

India's economy will sustain growth of 7.5 to 8%: PM Modi

India's economy will sustain growth of 7.5 to 8%: PM Modi He asserted that an Asia of "rivalries" will hold the region back while an Asia of cooperation will shape the century. Modi's comments come a little more than a month after he held an informal summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wuhan to fix ties badly strained by the military stand-off on Bhutan's Doklam plateau. [Full Article...]

EU, Mexico respond to United States tariffs on steel and aluminum

EU, Mexico respond to United States tariffs on steel and aluminum Now other But EU leaders have immediately vowed to retaliate against the United States, with the bloc ready to launch a case at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) where it will trigger a "dispute settlement" as it believes the U.S. "It's entirely up to U.S authorities whether they want to enter into a trade conflict with their biggest partner, Europe", Le Maire told reporters after the meeting. [Full Article...]

Pushing the envelope: Why was Kim's letter for Trump so big?

Pushing the envelope: Why was Kim's letter for Trump so big? He was greeted at the White House by chief of staff John Kelly and then whisked into the Oval Office. USA defense and intelligence officials have repeatedly assessed the North to be on the threshold of having the capability to strike anywhere in the continental US with a nuclear-tipped missile - a capacity that Trump and other USA officials have said they would not tolerate. [Full Article...]

Mattis accuses China of 'intimidation and coercion' in South China Sea

Mattis accuses China of 'intimidation and coercion' in South China Sea Mr Mattis, speaking at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue summit in Singapore , said: "Despite China's claims to the contrary, the placement of these weapon systems is tied directly to military use for the purposes of intimidation and coercion". [Full Article...]

Yemeni forces prepare for assault on vital port

Yemeni forces prepare for assault on vital port Secretary of the Hodeidah district, Walid al-Qadimi told Asharq Al-Awsat that some 50 Iranian experts were evacuated from the city towards the capital Sanaa and the Hajjah region, where masses of Houthis fighters are deployed. The loss of medical aid will also cost lives, though the Saudi naval blockade has meant access to medicine in north Yemen is so intermittent that numerous people dependent... [Full Article...]

Rival UN Security Council proposals on Gaza both fail

Rival UN Security Council proposals on Gaza both fail A resolution needs nine votes in favor and no vetoes by the US, Russia, China, France or the United Kingdom in order to be adopted. At least 116 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in Gaza border protests since 30 March. The army also said that a military vehicle came under fire, and a grenade planted on the fence exploded. Mr. Alotaibi said that the message from the Council af... [Full Article...]

Kremlin gives Israel green light to attack Syria

Kremlin gives Israel green light to attack Syria Later, Israeli sources confirmed reaching such an understanding with the Russians. "I heard these news that were in the press and elsewhere about an agreement reached on certain disengagement in the South-West of Syria and I think my understanding is that the agreement was reached, whether it has been implemented as of now I cannot answer, but I understand that the parties that were involved in ... [Full Article...]

Trump Says He ‘Wouldn’t Mind’ Scrapping Nafta for Bilateral Deals

The EU and Canada have filed complaints at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in response, and the EU has also vowed to hit back with retaliatory tariffs on an array of United States products. Friction in Whistler could telegraph an even tenser meeting next week in Quebec, when the leaders of the G-7 meet, including President Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau . [Full Article...]

Summit with Kim is back on for June 12, says Trump

Summit with Kim is back on for June 12, says Trump While this last remark was made in jest, there's a serious point to it. " We'll be meeting on June 12 in Singapore ". It reportedly made no big concessions or threats but said the North Korean leader was still interested in meeting with Trump . [Full Article...]

'You're all going to die': School shooter's chilling videos released

'You're all going to die': School shooter's chilling videos released Cruz introduces himself in the first video and says he is "going to be the next school shooter of 2018". "Location is Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Florida ". Talking straight into the digital camera, Cruz says his "aim" is to kill "at the least 20 folks with an AR-15 and a pair tracer rounds". Prosecutors announced on March 13 that they will seek the death penalty against Cruz, saying t... [Full Article...]

Trump blames Democrats for how his administration handles separated immigrant children

Trump blames Democrats for how his administration handles separated immigrant children Cut through the noise. "These children are not "lost"; their sponsors - who are usually parents or family members and in all cases have been vetted for criminality and ability to provide for them - simply did not respond or could not be reached when this voluntary call was made", the statement said . [Full Article...]


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