Two killed as cargo plane crashes off United States runway

The aircraft was operated by United Parcel Service Inc and was attempting to land after flying from Louisville, Kentucky, local media reported. According to WOWK-TV, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has implemented a clean-up crew to help with airport restoration efforts. [Full Article...]

Dalian yard launch for homegrown aircraft carrier

Dalian yard launch for homegrown aircraft carrier Chinese officials smashed a bottle of Champagne on the bow of their second aircraft carrier Wednesday, launching what the Defense Ministry calls the country's first "homemade" carrier - which took less than four years to build. "The main body of the carrier has been completed, with equipment of major systems including propulsion and electricity installed", state-run Xinhua news agency reported ... [Full Article...]

DeVos booed speaking at historically black university

DeVos' nomination for the position was controversial straight from the beginning. In February , a statement of hers said historically black colleges and universities are the " real pioneers when it comes to school choice ". CNN reports that in response for speaking out against DeVos' apperance, faculty members have been threatened with termination and students could have their degrees wit... [Full Article...]

Ex-attorney general says had warned Trump of Flynn's contacts

Testimony from former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper confirmed many publicly known aspects of Flynn's short tenure in the Trump administration and the Russian Federation investigation broadly, but did not reveal classified information or elements that are still under investigation. [Full Article...]

Syria safe zones: Fighting 'eases' as plan takes effect

Syria safe zones: Fighting 'eases' as plan takes effect Mohammed Rasheed, spokesperson for Jaish al-Nasr, confirmed to Zamn al-Wasl that fighting had taken place in Hama where the rebel group operates. The Observatory said government forces shelled and bombed the nearby town of Latamneh and surrounding areas. [Full Article...]

Parents of freed Nigeria schoolgirls still wait to see them

I am still hopeful that the rest of the abducted girls will also return safe and sound, " she said. But he told the local Channels television station: "One said, "No, I have a husband". The girls were released on Saturday. While the girls' kidnapping gained worldwide attention, the ICC counts them among more than 2,000 boys and girls Boko Haram has abducted for use as suicide bombers, fighte... [Full Article...]

India's Supreme Court upholds death penalty in 2012 gang rape

The parents have started a " Nirbhaya Jyoti Trust" to help rape survivors and also stressed that their daughter should be identified by her name. Bollywood celebrities such as Rishi Kapoor, Varun Dhawan and Raveena Tandon have hailed the Supreme Court's verdict awarding the death sentence to four men convicted in the December 16, 2012, gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman. [Full Article...]

Trump to meet top Russian diplomat at the White House

Trump to meet top Russian diplomat at the White House Ankara has long argued that the USA should instead support a group of Turkish-trained Syrian rebels to lead the assault on Raqqa. "The Americans have pushed Ankara into a corner where no military operations against the presence of YPG in Syria are possible and, second, Ankara from now on will have to live with the fact the YPG is a political organization like any other that is fighting Islam... [Full Article...]

Feds Say Evidence 'Insufficient' to Charge Officers in Alton Sterling Case

Feds Say Evidence 'Insufficient' to Charge Officers in Alton Sterling Case A little more than a week later, another gunman targeting police shot and killed three officers in Baton Rouge . In the statement, he said he will appoint a prosecutor from his office to assist in the probe. Additionally, Amundson said that in order to federally charge the officers, "we must establish beyond a reasonable doubt that the officers' use of force was objectively unreasonable based on ... [Full Article...]

Moon's turbulent life before winning S. Korean presidency

South Korea's new president, Moon Jae In, was sworn into office on Wednesday hours after being confirmed the victor of the previous day's election to choose a successor to ousted former President Park Geun Hye. The election came after months of political turmoil caused by former South Korean President Park Geun-hye's corruption scandal. A plurality of votes is enough for victory, but with his... [Full Article...]

Widespread Calls For A Special Prosecutor After Trump's Firing Of FBI Director

The Democratic leader also called for a congressional briefing on the decision-making process of the firing of Comey. Trump defended the decision on Twitter early Wednesday, posting: "Comey lost the confidence of nearly everyone in Washington , Republican and Democrat alike". [Full Article...]

European Union would not survive Le Pen presidency: French PM Bernard Cazeneuve

European Union would not survive Le Pen presidency: French PM Bernard Cazeneuve On 1 May Le Pen, the French presidential candidate of the National Front , repeated several passages word for word from a speech that François Fillon, presidential candidate for the Républicains, had delivered in Puy-en-Velay on 15 April. Le Pen in turn portrayed Macron as a clone of unpopular outgoing Socialist President Francois Hollande, under whom he served as economy minister from 2014 to 20... [Full Article...]

New South Korean president willing to visit Pyongyang

President Moon Jae-in takes the oath of office during an inauguration ceremony at the National Assembly in Seoul on Wednesday. Facing criticism from the right that his party is anti-American, Moon has played up Trump's apparent willingness to meet with Kim, saying he is on the "same page" as the U.S. [Full Article...]

North Korea, US face new dynamic with South Korea's new leader

As president, Moon must find a way to coax an increasingly belligerent North Korea to ease its nuclear and missile threats. But analysts warn perceptions that the US ignored South Korean input on its own security issues - compounded when Trump called both Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss North Korea, but the caretaker government in Seoul - have left ... [Full Article...]

Trump approves plan to arm Syrian Kurds against Islamic State

Ilham Ahmed, a top official in the SDF political office, said the decision to provide heavier arms carries "political meaning" and "legitimizes the YPG and the Syrian Democratic Forces". A main focus is Syria, where both governments want to end a civil war that has killed up to 400,000 people, contributed to a global refugee crisis and allowed the Islamic State group to emerge as a global terror... [Full Article...]

'I would not be happy' if North Korea conducts nuclear test

'I would not be happy' if North Korea conducts nuclear test Elsewhere, Mr Trump's National Security Adviser, Lt. Gen. HR McMaster said that Trump "has made clear that he is going to resolve this issue one way or the other", but that the President's preference is to work with China and others to resolve it without military action. [Full Article...]

Mexico criticizes new Texas 'sanctuary city' law

On Sunday night, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed SB 4 on Facebook Live instead of in front of an audience. "So they may, regardless of immigration or citizenship status, be stopped and subjected to illegal harassment by law enforcement". [Full Article...]

Germany: Merkel's conservatives win state election

Germany: Merkel's conservatives win state election The Social Democrats' state premier in Schleswig-Holstein, Torsten Albig, committed a colossal blunder shortly before Sunday's election, telling celebrity magazine Bunte that he had left his wife for another woman because their interests had diverged over the years after she became a stay-at-home mom. [Full Article...]

Israel reprimands Swedish ambassador over UNESCO vote

Senior Israeli foreign ministry officials expressed their "bitter disappointment" over the vote in their talk with Swedish ambassador Nesser, noting Sweden's "systematic voting" pattern against Israel , a statement read. "This systematic harassment has a price", he added, telling ministers he had order the foreign ministry to "cut an additional $1 million from the money Israel transfers to the ... [Full Article...]

Hot, dry conditions vexing to firefighters — Georgia wildfire

As wind direction changes and more evacuations come the Red Cross shelters are prepared to house as many people as needed. But it warned hot, dry conditions Tuesday could cause the fire to spread rapidly. George. County Administrator Shawn Boatright describes the area as "very rural" but noted there are some homes that could be affected. Charlton County Schools announced Sunday that public s... [Full Article...]

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