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Israeli Minister Calls for Military Coalition if Iran Boosts Enrichment Capacity

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European firms, especially those from France and Germany, rushed to invest in Iran following the 2015 accord, under which Tehran agreed to freeze its nuclear program in return for an end to punishing global sanctions. Israel took aim at Iran on Monday with a popular "Mean Girls" meme . Netanyahu met with Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris as part of his European tour, aiming to rally support from allies against Iran. Read More »

Kilauea Lava Flow Rolls Into Sea at Kapoho Bay

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This image from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) shows shows the lava flow originating from Fissure 8 (not visible in photograph) entering Kapoho Bay on Monday. There is no curfew. CNN reported Sunday that the residents chose to remain in the area despite warnings from Hawaiian officials that lava would cut off evacuation routes. Read More »

At least 25 dead after Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts

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Lesser amounts of ash fell on Guatemala City , which is 44 kilometers (27 miles) from the volcano. Other videos show residents walking barefoot and covered in muddy residue. It was the 3,763-meter (12,346-feet) volcano's second eruption this year. Another victim was found in the streets of El Rodeo by volunteer firefighters, but the person died in an ambulance. Read More »

European Union initiates dispute with United States at WTO

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He affirmed that President Trump would attend the G7 next week in Canada . Trump's decision had already drawn furious responses from Canada's Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron. "The United State (sic) will agree to a fair deal, or there will be no deal at all". "The impacts of the disputes have been limited so far, but the economic and political costs will go up as retaliation by trading partners begins in earnest". Read More »

TV Preacher Asking Flock for $54M for Private Jet the 'New Normal'?

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He preaches the prosperity gospel , which says God shows favor by rewarding the faithful with earthly riches. Best of all, it can carry up to 16 passengers, so Duplantis doesn't need to be alone. The cabin can seat up to 19, but most Falcon 7X models are configured to seat 12. And with a ride like that, spreading the word of God would be a piece of pie, as Duplantis claimed. Read More »

White House to promote youth sports

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The Huffington Post pointed out that the phrases "working overtime", "speculating", "working hard" and "on behalf of the American people" feature frequently in the president's tweets . Dietitians to Donald Trump has replaced his favourite steak with fish and have also discarded cheeseburgers, after the US President acknowledged in private that he needed to lose weight, a media report said. Read More »

30-year-old leaves parents' home with help from Alex Jones

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Michael Rotondo was ordered to move out of his parents' home in Camillus on Friday. Rotondo had avoided TV crews staked out on the upstate NY road earlier Friday morning by leaving from the back, but returned around 9:30 a.m.in the passenger seat of a pickup truck. Read More »

'Murdered' Russian Journalist Arkady Babchenko Turns Up at Press Conference

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Here's how the story unfolded. Babchenko , 41, worked as a war correspondent in Moskovsky Komsomolets and several other Moscow-based media. Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko , listens for a question during a news conference with Vasily Gritsak, head of the Ukrainian Security Service and Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko at the Ukrainian Security Service on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 . Read More »

1 person missing amid Virginia flooding found dead

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The Watauga Democrat reported that first responders were asked to respond to a landslide into a single-family dwelling Wednesday afternoon resulting in "catastrophic destruction of the structure from a gas leak", according to Robbins Two persons were reported to be in the structure at the time. Read More »

Wild Card Wins National Spelling Bee

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Nemmani's win came after fellow Texan, 12-year-old Naysa Modi, was unable to correctly spell bewusstseinslage , a German word meaning " a state of consciousness or a feeling devoid of sensory components ", according to Merriam-Webster . Karthik Nemmani poses with the championship trophy and E.W. Scripps Company CEO Adam Symson. The third through sixth places went to Abhijay Kodali, Jashun Paluru, Navneeth Murali and Sravanth Malla. Read More »

Donald Trump may pardon ‘biggest fan’ Martha Stewart

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President Donald Trump indicated Thursday morning he could decide soon whether or not to commute the prison sentence of former IL governor Rod Blagojevich. In D'Souza's case, diGenova said, the president had good cause. After being charged, D'Souza and his lawyer accused the government of having "selectively targeted" him because of "his outspoken, vigorous and politically controversial criticism and condemnation'" of Obama and his administration. Read More »

Why is South China Sea so highly contested?

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It is, however, unclear if USA actions can successfully reverse current trends in the South China Sea given China's level of entrenchment. Those who signed the resolution were Senators Francis Pangilinan, Ralph Recto, Franklin Drilon, Joseph Victor Ejercito, Paolo Benigno Aquino 4th, Antonio Trillanes 4th, Risa Hontiveros and Leila de Lima. Read More »

Trump says North Korea talks positive, expects Kim letter

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A top North Korean official is in the US and met Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for dinner Wednesday, the highest-level talks between the two countries on American soil in 18 years. His portfolio includes North Korea's relationship with China and, lately, the United States. But within 24 hours he reversed course, saying it could still go ahead after productive talks were held with North Korean officials. Read More »

Hamas announced a ceasefire with Israel

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After a day and a half of shelling, Israelis returned to their routines and children went back to school following the heaviest rocket attacks since the end of the 2014 Gaza conflict. "Qassam and Jerusalem Brigades announce joint responsibility for bombarding [Israel's] military installations and settlements near Gaza with dozens of rocket shells throughout the day", they said in a joint statement . Read More »

U.S. Levies Tariff on $50 Billion in Chinese Tech Goods

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Trump has said that ZTE is part of the larger trade talks. Another problem for the Trump administration is that the Chinese view his trade war as a direct threat to China's national security and even dignity. The White House said Tuesday that it would provide details of the Chinese products affected by the new tariffs on June 15 and that they will take effect "shortly thereafter". Read More »

Hawaiian volcanic lava covers over 2000 acres of land

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The Hawaii Volcano Observatory announced the development on Sunday morning. Satellite imagery and analytics firm DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company, directed its cameras over a large portion of the lava flow on May 23, including a close up of the imperiled Puna Geothermal power plant. Read More »

Iran demands assurances after United States pullout from nuclear accord

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The 2015 accord rests on lifting sanctions and allowing business with Iran in exchange for Teheran curbing its nuclear programme. "The Europeans need to table a resolution against the U.S.to protest this action". He said that in theory the deal could survive without the United States, but acknowledged "in practice I'm not sure". The deal's proponents say it is crucial to forestalling a nuclear Iran and preventing wider war in the Middle East. Read More »

US Navy conducting Sunday morning maneuvers in the South China Sea

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Several US officials who declined to be named said the two US warships came within 12 nautical miles of the Paracel Islands, maneuvering near Tree, Lincoln, Triton and Woody islands in the operations. The statement added that sucgh routine and regular operations "are not about one country, nor are they about making political statements". Earlier this month, sources close to the Vietnamese unit of Russia's Rosneft told Reuters that there were concerns about China's possible reaction to ... Read More »

Wow! Look who beat Trump to Singapore summit

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In South Korea , it wasn't immediately clear whether the American officials, including Sung Kim, the USA ambassador to Manila, were heading to the Korean village of Panmunjom, which straddles the border inside the Demilitarized Zone, where they met with North Korean officials on Sunday. Read More »

Oman raises death toll in aftermath of Cyclone Mekunu

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Authorities in Oman have said they expected the cyclone to pass over the city of Salalah on Friday night. An Omani man walks on the road covered by the flood water after Cyclone Merkunu in Salalah, Oman , Saturday, May 26, 2018. Oman's meteorology directorate announced late Saturday that the Cyclone Mekunu has now been downgraded to the category of "deep depression". Branches and leaves littered the streets. Read More »

Taiwan diplomacy harder than ever in US-China tug of war

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Taiwan today scrambled fighter jets to shadow Chinese bombers conducting a drill around the island, just hours after Beijing welcomed Burkina Faso's move to sever diplomatic ties with Taipei . Taiwan lost one diplomatic ally in the eight previous years under a KMT administration that supported the "1992 consensus". Chinese state-backed tabloid the Global Times late on Wednesday published a post on social media platform Wechat naming USA carriers United Airlines, American Airlines and ... Read More »