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'Murdered' Russian Journalist Turns Up Alive At News Conference

'Murdered' Russian Journalist Turns Up Alive At News Conference Original reports claimed Babchenko , a BBC News and Guardian contributor who was openly critical of Russia's relationship with Ukraine, had been shot to death in Kiev. Journalist Arkady Babchenko fled his country in 2017 after learning that a campaign was being waged against him by Russian officials. Speaking today, he said: "Apologies to my wife, Olechka". [Full Article...]

Alberto Storm Heads North, New Rains Cause Flooding

Alberto Storm Heads North, New Rains Cause Flooding McDowell County Schools are closed Wednesday. Swift-water rescue teams are looking for two people who went missing on a flooded road in Albemarle County, Virginia. McDowell County Emergency Management deputy director Adrienne Jones says the dam hasn't failed, but inspectors are watching it. Cooper said he will be traveling to western North Carolina on Thursday to visit counties affected by th... [Full Article...]

Dallas Spellers Club: Texas kids take top 3 spots at bee

Dallas Spellers Club: Texas kids take top 3 spots at bee In doing so, the 14-year-old on Thursday night emerged the top speller from a record-shattering 515 contestants at the national bee, compared with 291 last year, after organizers expanded eligibility with a new wild-card programme, reports The Washington Post . [Full Article...]

President Trump May Pardon Martha Stewart, Former Governor Rod Blegojevich

President Trump May Pardon Martha Stewart, Former Governor Rod Blegojevich It's absolutely not amusing that Trump pardoned this guy. Blagojevich is now almost halfway through serving his 14-year sentence after being found guilty of 18 felony charges , including wire fraud, extortion, bribery and conspiracy. A former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, Libby was convicted of lying to investigators and obstruction of justice following the 2003 leak of the covert... [Full Article...]

Summit hangs on Kim letter after nuclear talks make progress

Summit hangs on Kim letter after nuclear talks make progress Pompeo, Trump's former Central Intelligence Agency chief, has traveled to Pyongyang twice in recent weeks for meetings with Kim Jong Un , and has said there is a "shared understanding" between the two sides about what they hope to achieve in talks. [Full Article...]

Philippines say it protested China 'harassment' of navy boat

Philippines say it protested China 'harassment' of navy boat He said the government was merely looking for a "proper time" to take "full advantage" of the arbitral ruling. REFUTING domestic criticism that of its soft stance on China's militarisation of the South China Sea , the Philippines said it was prepared to go to war with the country if any of its military personnel are harmed in the disputed waters. [Full Article...]

North Korea nuclear talks get underway

North Korea nuclear talks get underway Kim Yong Chol is the most senior North Korean official to meet top officials for talks in the United States since Jo Myong Rok, a vice marshal, met then-President Bill Clinton at the White House in 2000. A "pre-advance" team of US officials has also traveled to Singapore to meet with North Koreans there, the White House said. North Korea's mission to the United Nations in NY is its sole diplomati... [Full Article...]

Gaza Militants Bombard Israel, Heating Up Volatile Frontier

Gaza Militants Bombard Israel, Heating Up Volatile Frontier Earlier, a senior member of Hamas said a ceasefire agreement had been reached with Israel. After a day that saw an vast barrage of rockets and mortars fired at Israelfrom terrorists in the Gaza Strip, red alert sirens have continued late into the night, forcing tens of thousands of Israelis to sleep in protective shelters. [Full Article...]

China labels USA trade threats ‘reckless’

China labels USA trade threats ‘reckless’ However, the big risk is that Beijing won't have any confidence in Ross to make a deal that Trump will accept. Ross will have less than two weeks to solve the knotty issue of trade before the tariffs get officially imposed, so there's not much room for error. [Full Article...]

Kilauea Volcano In Hawaii Has Covered Almost 4 Square Miles In Lava

Kilauea Volcano In Hawaii Has Covered Almost 4 Square Miles In Lava The activity comes after a weekend of dramatic eruptions. Leilani Estates, a small residential neighborhood on the Big Island of Hawaii near the town of Pahoa, has been at the epicenter of the Kilauea volcanic eruption for the past three weeks. [Full Article...]

Iran rejects US remarks against its right to uranium enrichment

Iran rejects US remarks against its right to uranium enrichment Iran had warned of " if the White House withdraws from the agreement - known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA - and said it would also if the USA pulled out. The United States is ready to respond if Iran decides to resume its nuclear program, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday, Reuters reported. [Full Article...]

China warns United States vessels to leave disputed waters

China warns United States vessels to leave disputed waters It said in a statement: "The move contravened Chinese and relevant global law, seriously infringed upon Chinese sovereignty and harmed strategic mutual trust between the two militaries". Critics of the operations have said that they have little impact on Chinese behavior and are largely symbolic, but Collin Koh, a specialist in regional naval affairs at Singapore's S. [Full Article...]

Kim summit: President Moon could attend, says South Korea

Kim summit: President Moon could attend, says South Korea Talks resumed after diplomatic preparations, mostly from South Korea , brought the summit to the table once more , after President Trump had announced late last week that the summit had been cancelled, citing North Korea's "open hostility" as the reason. [Full Article...]

Joshua Holt, American held hostage in Venezuela, arrives in Washington

Joshua Holt, American held hostage in Venezuela, arrives in Washington Mr. Hatch also thanked Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, a Republican and chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, who met with Mr. "Should be landing in D.C. In a statement , the Holt family said, "We thank you for your collaboration during this time of anguish". Relationships formed in the now-defunct group were also instrumental in securing the release of another American accused of spy... [Full Article...]

Cyclone Mekunu shuts Oman's Salalah water production plant

Cyclone Mekunu shuts Oman's Salalah water production plant State-run Oman Television showed footage of large areas covered with floods in Dhofar and the nearby Al-Wusta provinces. More than two dozen people are still missing. India's Ministry of External Affairs said embassy officials had arranged for food for 460 people (145 Indians and 315 Bangladeshi nationals) at a camp in Taqah. [Full Article...]

Several airlines hold off listing Taiwan as part of China

Several airlines hold off listing Taiwan as part of China China and Burkina Faso signed an agreement to establish diplomatic relations on Saturday, days after the west African nation cut ties with Taiwan in yet another victory for Beijing in its campaign to isolate the island. Tsai said Taiwan would not engage in "dollar diplomacy " and would not cower to China's pressure. Beijing says Taiwan is merely a Chinese province, with no right to state-to... [Full Article...]

Italy in crisis as President vetoes key government nomination

Italy in crisis as President vetoes key government nomination The far-right League and the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) have yet to set up shop in Rome since scoring the most votes in Italy's inconclusive elections almost three months ago. Markets have largely welcomed Mattarella's decision to nix Paolo Savona as economy minister. "Blocking a ministerial choice is beyond (the president's) role", Alessandro Di Battista, a top 5-Star p... [Full Article...]

Weinstein charged with rape, sex crime in New York

Weinstein charged with rape, sex crime in New York His face pulled in a strained smile and his hands locked behind his back, the once-powerful Hollywood figure emerged from a police station overnight facing rape and criminal sex act charges, a searing reckoning for the man who became a symbol of a worldwide outcry over sexual misconduct. [Full Article...]

Israeli tanks shell Gaza Strip, Islamic Jihad group says two militants killed

Israeli tanks shell Gaza Strip, Islamic Jihad group says two militants killed At least 120 Palestinian protesters, including dozens of members of local terror groups, have been killed during the so-far eight weeks of protests, according to Gaza officials. The organizers' plan comes four days ahead of the eighth anniversary of a deadly raid on Turkish-registered Mavi Marmara, part of a flotilla of six vessels, seeking to break Israel's blockade, enter the besieged sliver... [Full Article...]

Will Power wins the 102nd Indianapolis 500

Will Power wins the 102nd Indianapolis 500 Castroneves, Tony Kanaan , Sebastien Bourdais and Danica Patrick were among those who crashed in single-car spins. DanicaPatrick has been checked, released and cleared from the infield hospital following this incident. Overall, her only win in an IndyCar race came in 2008 in Japan. It was obvious that Rossi was not afraid to put his race auto in hazardous situations and had the confidence ... [Full Article...]


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