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Removal of Confederate icons stirs nuanced, varied reactions

Landrieu, the first white mayor of mostly black New Orleans since his father Moon held the job in the 1970s, called for removal of the monuments amid the lingering emotional aftermath of the 2015 massacre of nine black parishioners at a SC church. [Full Article...]

Just 29% of Americans approve of Trump's decision to fire Comey

Just 29% of Americans approve of Trump's decision to fire Comey The official said McGahn's relationship with Trump began to sour after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Justice Department's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. A Morning Consult/Politico poll conducted last week found that 62% of Republicans and just 16% of Democrats thought Trump was right to fire Comey, while 58% of Republicans and just 9% of Democ... [Full Article...]

Donor angry at failure to move Israel embassy

Police have an alternative plan in case of inclement weather, which is to bring the U.S. president to Jerusalem on Israel's main highway connecting Tel Aviv with the capital. Donald Trump is set to meet Palestinian and Israeli leaders nearly back-to-back on his first foreign trip as U.S. President. It later annexed East Jerusalem, and in 1980, Israel unilaterally declared "reunited" Jerusalem as... [Full Article...]

Nagorno-Karabakh: Azerbaijan hits Armenia defence unit

Nagorno-Karabakh: Azerbaijan hits Armenia defence unit The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA) urged the Nagorno Karabakh conflict parties to return to the negotiation table. According to the statement, its forces destroyed an Osa air defense system along with its crew, adding that its deployment near the line of control was a "provocation" and a threat to Azerbaijani aircraft. [Full Article...]

North Korea accuses USA of plotting to assassinate president

North Korea accuses USA of plotting to assassinate president The Senate must take up the measure next. North Korea's allegations could not be independently confirmed. The measure is sponsored by Rep. Ed Royce of California, the Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Rep. North Korea has repeatedly denied any involvement in Kim's death. Kim's visit to the military units reported on Friday demonstrated a similar motive: signalin... [Full Article...]

Merkel says she won't tell France what to do

Macron previously met Merkel when he visited Berlin in March as a candidate. But Macron's office said the government line-up would not be unveiled until 3:00pm (1300 GMT) on Wednesday. Philippe has been the mayor of Le Havre , a port city in the Normandy region of northern France, since 2010 and became a member of parliament for the region two years later. [Full Article...]

New South Korean president in calls with China, Japan leaders

New South Korean president in calls with China, Japan leaders China was willing to keep working hard with all parties, including South Korea, for the peace and prosperity of the Korean peninsula, he said. U.S. President Donald Trump has responded to the new South Korean president's advocacy of talks with North Korea by saying he does not oppose discussions, but reiterated that the circumstances must be right, according to a transcript of an NBC interview. [Full Article...]

Ousted FBI director James Comey is willing to testify

Ousted FBI director James Comey is willing to testify Trump, who is scheduled to leave Friday on his first overseas trip as president, told reporters Saturday that it was possible he could announce his selection before then. "We have got to make sure that these tapes, if they exist, don't mysteriously disappear", he said. " 'Tapes will be subpoenaed " Perhaps surprisingly, one of the most conservative Republicans in the Senate, Mike Lee of Utah, su... [Full Article...]

Obama said to have warned Trump against hiring Flynn

Obama said to have warned Trump against hiring Flynn May 8, 2017. The White House on Tuesday stood by its decision not to tell former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates about its first controversial order barring US entry to immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, describing her as a "political opponent of the president". [Full Article...]

Chinese president talks with South Korean president by phone

Chinese president talks with South Korean president by phone The election of South Korea's new president, Moon Jae-in, has given fresh hope of a thawing in relations with China, which have recently been strained due to the deployment of a controversial missile defence system in South Korea. Moon has taken a more conciliatory line with North Korea than his conservative predecessors and advocates engagement. "While it will be important to resolve the issues... [Full Article...]

Apple rolls out iOS 10.3.2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 updates

Apple rolls out iOS 10.3.2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 updates Citing sources familiar with Apple's plans, the report indicates that Apple isn't shy about cannibalizing its own products and that the iPad Mini's sales figures do not justify continued development of the Mini product line. Apple Watch: There's a rumor going around that AAPL is planning some major new features for the future version of its smartwatch , MacRumors notes . [Full Article...]

Chelsea to parade Premier League trophy a day after FA Cup final

Chelsea to parade Premier League trophy a day after FA Cup final Even if he stays in a non-playing role, the end of this season will bring a 22-year Chelsea career to a close. And, even though fans everywhere have started showing signs of increasing weariness at these exhausted tactics, the mind games played by managers seem to have become part of the job. [Full Article...]

USA expected to announce no charges in Louisiana black man's shooting

USA expected to announce no charges in Louisiana black man's shooting Video footage of the killing showed the officers, who are white, holding Sterling, who is black, on the ground, where he was shot multiple times. A spokesman for the Justice Department declined to comment Tuesday, but the mayor-president of Baton Rouge , Sharon Weston Broome, expressed outrage that neither she nor Sterling's family had been told of the decision not to charge the officers be... [Full Article...]

USA appeals court hears case against Trump's travel ban

USA appeals court hears case against Trump's travel ban A man holds an umbrella during a protest of U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban outside of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Seattle. Trump has previously criticized the 9th Circuit. Let's listen to their lawyer, Neal Katyal. Legal scholars have drawn some parallels to other events in US history. That executive order was upheld by the U.S. [Full Article...]

BBC journalist slapped after accidentally touching woman's breast during live broadcast

BBC journalist slapped after accidentally touching woman's breast during live broadcast From the camera's angle, it nearly seems as if he looks right at at her, sizes her up, and then decides to place his hand on her chest anyway. "Just give us one sec, please", Smith said. Cameraman Jason Farrington said: 'Bit of a boob by Ben Brown'. Brown could have paused the interview and asked her to leave. He later took to Twitter to say his attempt to " minimise disruption " was tricky ... [Full Article...]

2 dead after tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Wisconsin

2 dead after tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Wisconsin The tornadoes were part of a system of severe storms that rolled through the northern Chippewa Valley on Tuesday evening. He said at least one child was among the injured. Tuesday. Several cattle injures were also reported. KARE-TV and KSTP-TV in the Twin Cities report the tornado hit the Prairie Lakes Estates trailer park north of Chetek. [Full Article...]

Oil Holds Advance as Saudis, Russia Favor Output Cut Extension

Officials in Kuwait, Iraq, Iran and Venezuela voiced support for extending a crude output cut by OPEC and other producing countries. Recent US gasoline demand, a closely-watched metric, is down by nearly one-quarter of a million barrels per day from a year ago. [Full Article...]

Alton Sterling's Family Sends Message To America: 'Remember His Name'

He said the state's investigation was stalled until the federal investigation was completed. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is considering whether to bring state charges . John McLindon, Salamoni's lawyer, said he could not comment on the allegations. Two white police officers will not face federal charges in the fatal shooting of a black man previous year in Baton Rouge, La ., which... [Full Article...]

After Macron Win, France's Main Parties Fret Over Parliament Elections

After Macron Win, France's Main Parties Fret Over Parliament Elections Valls, a high-profile politician on the pro-business right of the Socialist party, said on Tuesday he was interested in joining Macron - a move that has angered Socialist colleagues who are trying to prepare to fight the legislative elections after taking a beating in the vote for president. [Full Article...]

Eight Lib Dem policies to improve life for young people

Mr Farron said: "Many firms are struggling to borrow to invest and that is suffocating an economy being propped up on consumer spending". Under plans to be unveiled in the party's forthcoming manifesto, the Lib Dems said the end of pay restraint would result in an average pay rise of £779 for staff. [Full Article...]


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