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US Warns China Over Missiles Installed on Disputed Artificial Islands

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According to a May 2 report by CNBC , China has quietly beefed up its militarization of its artificial islands in the contested waters, as it deployed anti-ship cruise missiles and surface-to-air missiles on Fiery Cross (Kagitingan) Reef, Subi (Zamora) Reef, and Mischief (Panganiban) Reef in the Spratly Islands. Read More »

Trump Assures Reporters He'll Make Giuliani a Better Liar

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Trump had previously denied knowing about the payments. The fact is that Trump hasn't begun a nuclear war and Trump's Twitter tirade against Kim Jong-un could have played a role in actually bringing North Korea to the negotiating table, a feat that none of Trump's predecessors managed. Read More »

Cambridge Analytica Officially Shuts Down Over Facebook Data Scandal

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The company added that certain USA affiliates, including the New York-based division hired in 2016 by then-candidate Donald Trump's campaign team, would be shutting down as well. British corporate records show that Nix is also director of a company called Emerdata Ltd. that was incorporated in August 2017. The company is just rebranding, according to tech news website Register.com, which said that the United Kingdom official registrar of businesses and organizations, Companies House, lists ... Read More »

Australia remains exempt from Trump administration steel tariffs

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Steel and aluminium exporters from China , along with other metal-exporting nations such as Japan and India, have been paying the U.S. tariffs since late March. The European Union is still unhappy even though President Donald Trump announced he'll hold off on imposing steel and aluminum tariffs on key USA allies. Read More »

Judge Wants to See Unredacted Memos Directing Mueller Probe

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Manafort's bank fraud". Mueller, 69, stands accused of financial crimes arising from his consulting work in Ukraine, but his legal team wants the case dismissed because it has nothing to do with the investigation into alleged Russian Federation government collusion in the 2016 presidential campaign. Read More »

KCNA: Kim Jong-un Holds Talks with Chinese Foreign Minister

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National security adviser John Bolton said the release of the Americans would be a "demonstration of their sincerity" in the lead-up to the summit . Another reporter asked Sanders if Trump had talked with Giuliani about the prisoners. South Korea's use of the loudspeakers became a source of irritation in the past, with North Korea threatening artillery strikes against the equipment unless they were switched off. Read More »

Abe urges Abbas to return to peace talks

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The two agreed that dialogue between Israel and the Palestinians is key for realizing peace in the region. A former chief Israeli military prosecutor lives in a house in the West Bank settlement of Efrat "which was illegally constructed on private Palestinian land", it has been revealed. Read More »

Triple Zero emergency services returning to normal after Telstra outage

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The outage mostly affected NSW but there were some interruptions in Victoria, South Australia and WA. "We are sorry that some customers were unable to make or receive calls as this was occurring". She said the emergency call service was provided by Telstra under contract to the federal government. Telstra said it became aware of that issue with its NBN and 4G networks about 1pm, and by 4pm a company spokesman said the problem had been fixed. Read More »

Iowa Legislature Sends Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban to Governor's Desk

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The bill , which contains exceptions for rape, incest and physical threat to the life of the mother, passed without a single Democratic vote in either chamber. State Senator Jake Chapman, a Republican who supported the legislation, described it as "the avenue to overturn Roe v. Wade ". Erin Davison-Rippey, a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, called the bill " intentionally unconstitutional ". Read More »

Slim chances of Trump-Mueller interview amid leaks

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The law firm of Williams & Connolly confirmed that Flood was leaving to join the White House staff. He has repeatedly urged cooperation with the investigation in hopes of bringing it to a quick end, and he has viewed his role as largely finished now that interviews with current and former White House officials have been completed. Read More »

Southwest jet diverted with cracked window

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A Newark-bound Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Cleveland Wednesday after a window cracked. Photos taken by passengers and posted on social media showed one window with a large, jagged crack. They estimated the sales drop cost the airline between $50 million and $100 million. The cause of Wednesday's crack in one of the window's multiple panes was not immediately known. Read More »

Severe Weather Awareness week

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Tonight there's a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 a.m. Skies will be mostly cloudy and breezy with a low around 63 degrees. The highest risk for tornadoes is in the enhanced risk region from Salina, Kansas, to Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska. Read More »

Amazon grows its workforce in BC adding 3000 new jobs

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The e-commerce giant is expanding to a huge new office in the Seaport, where artificial intelligence, research, and development will be priorities. Already employing 1,200 engineers in its Boston Tech Hub, Amazon will now hire an additional 2,000 people to work in areas such as machine learning, speech science, cloud computing, and robotics. Read More »

Kelly dismisses as false a report he called Trump an 'idiot'

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Lee, Courtney Kube, Kristen Welker and Stephanie Ruhle) cited four unnamed " officials " claiming to have witnessed Kelly calling Trump "'an idiot' " multiple times ". A piece from Slate blogger Ben Mathis-Lilley makes a point the writer may not have considered. General Kelly categorized the alleged report as "another pathetic attempt to smear" those close to the president. Read More »

TERROR: Scores feared dead in Mubi twin bomb blasts

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A pair of explosions killed at least 24 worshippers at a mosque in Nigeria, with numerous victims caught in the second blast while trying to flee, police said. The blasts bore the hallmarks of Islamist militant group Boko Haram and follow Thursday's attack by the jihadist group on Maiduguri, the capital of neighbouring Borno state, which killed four people. Read More »

Blazing building collapses in São Paulo, 1 dead, 3 missing

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Though a fire department spokesman told CNN the department did not expect any deaths or injuries, local newspaper Estadão said at least one person had died and others were thought to be still trapped in the rubble. The fire and collapse are sure to put a spotlight on occupations in Sao Paulo, South America's largest city. According to the Associated Press , "many such dwellings are run like regular apartment buildings, with doormen and residents paying monthly fees and utility bills". Read More »

Google Doodle's way to celebrate International Labour Day is unique

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Every year, on the first day of the month of May, i.e., May 1 , " International Labour Day " is celebrated to celebrate labourers and the working classes. An unidentified person threw a bomb at the police, leading to gunfire and the death of policemen and four civilians. Since then, May 1 has become a time for demonstrations and protests, but also national holidays in countries such as Russian Federation and China. Read More »

Caravan of Central American asylum seekers arrive at USA border wall

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The caravan of about 150 Central American migrants who are seeking asylum in the United States arrived at the U.S. -Mexico border on Sunday. At its peak, more than 1,000 people were walking north through Mexico. Mexican authorities allowed about 50 people to cross a long bridge leading to the USA inspection facility on Sunday but US authorities told them to wait. Read More »