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US warship sails close to disputed island controlled by China


The so-called freedom of navigation operation, which is sure to anger China, comes as Trump is seeking Beijing's cooperation to rein in ally North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes. Previous freedom of navigation operations have gone within 12 nautical miles of Subi and Fiery Cross reefs, two other features in the Spratlys built up by China, but both of those features are entitled to a territorial sea. Read More »

UK school confirms student, 15, killed in Manchester blast


Hett's friend Russell Hayward said: "We got the news last night that our wonderful, iconic and attractive Martyn didn't survive". Martyn was a former victor of reality show Come Dine With Me and a graduate of both the University of Liverpool and University of Arts London . Read More »

Trump's speech from Jerusalem


In planning for Trump's visit to Israel , the US delegation rejected a request that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accompany him to the Western Wall, telling the Israelis it is "not your territory". "But with determination to compromise and believe peace is possible, Israelis and Palestinians can reach a deal", he said. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas may be signaling peace negotiation readiness but the Palestinian people, who perceive the Trump administration as ... Read More »

Washington's uncertain position on climate change clouds Arctic talks

But he says the US will not rush to make a decision on climate change policy. "We strongly believe that without significant, sustained and coordinated approaches to addressing the causes of the warming Arctic, our culture - linked so closely to the Porcupine caribou herd - can not survive", Blake said. Read More »

Real Reason Trump Called Manchester Bomber A 'Loser'


Police said the attacker detonated the explosives shortly after 10:33 pm (2133 GMT) at Manchester Arena, as thousands of fans streamed out of a concert by USA singer Ariana Grande. The president is in the midst of a five-stop foreign trip that will also take him to the Vatican for an audience with Pope Francis, Brussels and Sicily . Read More »

Rouhani: Iran's help key to regional stability

The sanctions relief has had a positive impact on the economy with oil exports up and GDP growth hitting 6% past year though expectations were higher. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said France is convinced that Iran under Rouhani will have "an important role in the pacification" of the region. Read More »

Flynn rejects subpoena; Democrats say he lied


A senior House of Representatives Democrat later cited new evidence he said appeared to show Mr Flynn lied on a security clearance background check. The committee had first requested documents from Flynn in an April 28 letter, but the retired lieutenant general had declined to cooperate with the committee's request. Read More »

Comey Agrees To Testify Before The Senate Intelligence Committee

However the White House said there would be no announcement Friday. But Trump pulled him into an embrace and Comey didn't reciprocate. The reports, emerging just as Trump jetted off to Saudi Arabia on his first foreign trip as president, were likely to extend the turmoil engulfing his administration since the May 9 firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Read More »

Family: 6-year-old will 'not die in vain'

One of the suspects got out of the vehicle and into Archie's. The child, Kingston Frazier, was in a Toyota Camry at about 1:15 a.m. CDT (0615 GMT) outside a Kroger store in Jackson while his mother was inside. "Other than it just being somebody being mean and evil and cruel, I'm not seeing a motive being developed as to why these individuals would have killed this child", Guest told the Clarion-Ledger. Read More »

Flynn not complying with Senate Intel Committee's subpoena


Legal experts had said Flynn was unlikely to turn over the documents without a grant of immunity because doing so might compel him to waive some of his constitutional protections. Earlier in the week, reports emerged that Mr. Trump divulged sensitive information to Russian diplomats and told Comey to drop the FBI investigation into ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn . Read More »

Why Trump's combative trade stance makes U.S. farmers nervous


Still, other farm interest groups, some of which retain some skepticism about NAFTA's impact on American agriculture, see the renegotiation as an opportunity. One such way might involve Canada. Since NAFTA was implemented, USA agricultural exports to Canada and Mexico have tripled and quintupled, respectively. Read More »

Cassie Sainsbury: Everything we still don't know


As Scott told Sunday Night that Cassie's bosses were flying her to Sydney for work, 60 Minutes was claiming some of Cassie's working trips to Sydney were paid for on Scott's credit card. Broadbridge, who is being investigated by Australian police, denied he or Sainsbury had ever been drug dealers, saying "we are both against drugs". Read More »

'Click It or Ticket' seat belt enforcement begins today across Colorado


The annual campaign is supported by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation to beef up enforcement around the clock, according to the release. "If the enforcement crackdown wakes people up to the dangers of unrestrained driving and gets them to buckle up, we'll consider it a success". That included 295 tickets for unrestrained or improperly restrained children younger than 15 years old. Read More »

Iranian president calls US relations 'a curvy road'


He won one of the most polarised elections in Iran's recent history, one in which the clerical establishment backed a candidate who was running against a sitting President. Rouhani also slammed Saudi Arabia, saying that the kingdom "has never seen a ballot box" while Iran just hosted a successful presidential election in which over 40 million people voted. Read More »

Birthplace of grunge mourns 'Seattle's son' Chris Cornell

He was reportedly found dead with a band around his neck. The School's Out singer said on Thursday: " Chris Cornell, in our circle, was known as The Voice because he had the best voice in rock and roll". Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple and Black Sabbath tweeted: "So very, very sad that we lost another beautifully gifted human today". "I don't even know what to say". Read More »

Watch last Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus performance live


In recent years, the circus has come under fire from animal rights activists for its treatment of animals. Capping a legacy that stretches back to the legendary 19th century showman P.T. "But Ringling stonewalled for decades", PETA said in a statement posted on its website on Saturday. UNIONDALE, N.Y. - After 146 years of dazzling and thrilling adults and children alike, the Greatest Show on Earth is fading into history. Read More »

Cloud Computing Pulls Upset Win At Preakness, Ending Triple Crown Hopes

NBC Sports must make do with a possible Belmont Stakes rematch of Always Dreaming and Cloud Computing , although they passed only at Pimlico like ships in the night. "The only thing is, Always Dreaming backed out of the race early, so I got to the lead early, maybe too early". The Belmont needs Classic Empire for maximum media exposure, last year's male juvenile champion getting one more chance on the big stage after a winter and spring of missed opportunities. Read More »