• Oman says it is trying to reduce US-Iran tensions
Oman says it is trying to reduce US-Iran tensions

Qureshi added that tensions in the region are in no one's interest. Although its nuclear program was set in motion in 1957 as part of the USA government'sAtoms for Peaceprogram, the anti-American 1979 revolution turned the tide, and Iran's uranium-enrichment undertakings became a thorn in the side of the United States and its European allies.

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  • Several Hurt In Package Bomb Blast In France
Several Hurt In Package Bomb Blast In France

The explosion in the French city of Lyon occurred outside a branch of the bakery chain Brioche Doree and the victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to AFP . "It's not for me to give a toll but it appears there are no casualties", said Macron. Lyon Mayor Denis Broliquier said: "certainly, it was a device meant to hurt, it was a...

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  • Trump to intelligence: ‘fully cooperate’ with inquiry into Mueller report origins
Trump to intelligence: ‘fully cooperate’ with inquiry into Mueller report origins

The Mueller report also stated some of those who were investigated and associated with the Trump campaign "deleted revelant communications", hindering some investigative avenues. Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan, were seen by reporters earlier Thursday at the Justice Department. "The coverup has entered a new and unsafe phase". "Trump and Barr con...

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  • Trump, Democrats square off in court over Deutsche Bank documents
Trump, Democrats square off in court over Deutsche Bank documents

Trump for almost the entirety of his presidency has charged that the FBI special counsel investigation was a "witch hunt". Shadowing the whole drama are the ongoing congressional investigations of whether Trump obstructed justice or committed other crimes and the demands by some Democrats to begin impeachment proceedings against him.

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  • More Chinese Airlines Seek Compensation From Boeing Over 737 Woes
More Chinese Airlines Seek Compensation From Boeing Over 737 Woes

Elwell told Congress last week the FAA is working closely with other civil aviation authorities "to address specific concerns related to the 737 MAX". Shanghai-based China Eastern Airlines announced that it will seek compensation from Boeing for the grounding of its 14 MAX planes. Scott Hamilton, founder of Leeham Company, an aviation consultan...

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  • Fugitive strikes deal with police
Fugitive strikes deal with police

In the post, he explained that he had been contacted by Simms via Facebook Messenger earlier this week with a proposition: Simms offered to turn himself into the Torrington police if a picture of his wanted poster got 20,000 likes on Facebook .

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  • Shanahan, Pompeo, Dunford to Brief US Congress on Iran Situation
Shanahan, Pompeo, Dunford to Brief US Congress on Iran Situation

Islamabad told Tehran in writing that there were obstacles in execution of the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project as Iran is under United States sanctions regime. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned that the United States was "playing a very, very risky game" with military deployments, saying that some actors were "interest...

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  • Anti-Abortion-Rights Groups Push GOP To Rethink Rape And Incest Exceptions
Anti-Abortion-Rights Groups Push GOP To Rethink Rape And Incest Exceptions

South Bend, Indiana, mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg recently told Fox News that he trusted "women to draw the line" when he was asked about restrictions for late-term abortion. Griswold's communications director Serena Woods emailed a draft asking for edits from Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains official hours before the pol...

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  • Wikileaks founder Julian Assange hit with 17 new criminal charges by US
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange hit with 17 new criminal charges by US

Julian Assange was charged Thursday in an 18-count superseding indictment for his role in orchestrating the 2010 WikiLeaks disclosures, described by the us government as "one of the largest compromises of classified information in the history of the United States".

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  • Nancy Pelosi: Trump Showed 'Lack of Confidence' to Do Infrastructure Deal
Nancy Pelosi: Trump Showed 'Lack of Confidence' to Do Infrastructure Deal

Her comment referenced Trump's opposition to Democrats in Congress having unlimited time to grill White House aides about any subject they choose. "I can't tell you for sure if he's going to come", said Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, a Democratic committee member. Trump has denied any wrongdoing and said he did not ask Mr McGahn to have Muelle...

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  • Trump hits back at Democratic claims of 'cover-up'
Trump hits back at Democratic claims of 'cover-up'

Since the release of the report, the Trump administration has stonewalled the House's investigations. Trump assailed Pelosi in particular for her comment earlier in the morning on Capitol Hill that she believed the president was engaged in a "cover up" of the Russian Federation probe.

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  • Trade war harming 75% of USA firms in China
Trade war harming 75% of USA firms in China

It reported revenue of $2.24 billion past year and warns in its annual report that rising tariffs in China would be a risk factor for its business. -China tensions, slid as investors sought safety in bonds, the Japanese yen and Swiss franc. Of the almost 250 respondents to the survey, which was conducted after the latest round of USA and Chines...

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  • With shelters at 'max' California border agents drop migrants at bus station
With shelters at 'max' California border agents drop migrants at bus station

Federal prosecutors say a Border Patrol agent in Arizona sent racist text messages the month before he intentionally struck a fleeing Guatemalan man with his truck. U.S. Border Patrol began the flights over the weekend in an effort to help agents with the influx of illegals in Texas. Last week a two-year-old boy from Guatemala died at a hospita...

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  • Dozens rescued from Oklahoma floods as storms swamp central U.S.
Dozens rescued from Oklahoma floods as storms swamp central U.S.

As much as six inches of rain fell in surrounding communities, including El Reno. More than 30 tornadoes struck on Monday and Tuesday in Texas , Oklahoma , Missouri and Iowa, according to meteorologists with the National Weather Service (NWS).

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  • Offset Likens Alabama Abortion Law To
Offset Likens Alabama Abortion Law To "Slavory"

It includes no exceptions for cases of rape and incest. Alabama passed the country's most restrict abortion law last week. The ban on abortion is also understood by the population at large to be an attack on the poorer layers of society, as those with the means to do so will seek abortions outside of Alabama.

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  • New Ukraine President Zelenskiy dissolves parliament
New Ukraine President Zelenskiy dissolves parliament

At the inauguration ceremony held in the parliament's building in Kiev, Zelenskiy pledged to seek an end to the war with Russian Federation in Ukraine's east and told lawmakers he wanted them to pass legislation to root out corruption. All are allies of Poroshenko. But Zelenskiy's team has said it considers the claim that the faction's exit mak...

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  • May to make MPs a final 'bold offer' on Brexit deal
May to make MPs a final 'bold offer' on Brexit deal

UK Prime Minister Theresa May told MPs on Tuesday that they had " one last chance" to deliver Brexit , as set out in her new Brexit deal. "So if we pass the Withdrawal Agreement Bill at 2nd reading, we allow a Remain Parliament to insist upon a 2nd referendum and a Customs Union?" But she says that will only be the case if MPs are willing...

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  • US Military Assets Deployed in Gulf 'Prone to Accident', Iran Warns
US Military Assets Deployed in Gulf 'Prone to Accident', Iran Warns

Trump , veering between bombast and conciliation in his quest to contain Iran , threatened Monday to meet provocations by Iran with " great force ", but also said he's willing to negotiate. The Pentagon has already sent bombers to the region. Earlier this month, Trump said Iran should be "calling me up". He said the increase in production of...

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  • GOP rival Justin Amash has been a loser 'for a long time'
GOP rival Justin Amash has been a loser 'for a long time'

Rep. Justin Amash , a five-term member of the House of Representatives, said his critics employed "several falsehoods" in claiming that Trump did not obstruct justice by trying to thwart the lengthy investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election .

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  • Bahrain issues travel warning to citizens as tensions mount over Iran
Bahrain issues travel warning to citizens as tensions mount over Iran

On Saturday, the USA diplomatic missions in the UAE and Kuwait relayed a warning from the Federal Aviation Authority that commercial airliners flying over the Gulf risked being targeted as result of "miscalculation or misidentification". The warning relayed Saturday by US diplomatic posts from the Federal Aviation Administration underlined the risk...

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  • Trump's Mideast peace plan met by Palestinians with heavy skepticism
Trump's Mideast peace plan met by Palestinians with heavy skepticism

Chief among the Palestinians' concerns is whether the plan will meet their core demand of calling for them to have an independent state in the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza Strip - territory Israel captured in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.

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  • Iran war 'not going to happen' despite rising tensions, says Romney
Iran war 'not going to happen' despite rising tensions, says Romney

Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, who in the past helped pave the way for negotiations between Iran and the United States, discussed regional and global issues with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iranian state news agency IRNA said .

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  • Eiffel Tower closed as person attempts to climb it
Eiffel Tower closed as person attempts to climb it

A Paris firefighter attempts to reach a man scaling the Eiffel Tower. The company that operates the 984-foot-tall tower, which just celebrated its 130th anniversary, said it was standard procedure to evacuate the tower under the circumstances.

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  • If Tehran attacks, it will be ‘official end of Iran’
If Tehran attacks, it will be ‘official end of Iran’

Iran-US relations hit a new low a year ago as US Trump pulled out of a multinational 2015 nuclear deal and reimposed unilateral sanctions that had been lifted in exchange for Tehran scaling back its nuclear programme. On Sunday, a Katyusha rocket was sacked into Baghdad's Green Zone, which houses government offices and embassies, including the US...

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  • Man who reported four-year-old girl missing arrested
Man who reported four-year-old girl missing arrested

Houston police said Darion Vence, who was the last person to see Maleah Davis , 4, was arrested Saturday. Police said Vence reported that on May 4 he was driving on Highway 59 with Maleah in the vehicle. Blood evidence obtained from the apartment Vence shares with Maleah's mother is "consistent" with DNA taken from Maleah's toothbrush, co...

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  • O'Rourke: I Regret Launching Campaign on Vanity Fair Cover
O'Rourke: I Regret Launching Campaign on Vanity Fair Cover

Co-host Meghan McCain asked him about his approach and delved into his cross-country road trip after losing to Cruz, suggesting that a "female candidate wouldn't be able to get away with that". Beto O'Rourke (D) (shown above left) joined his fellow 2018 loser Stacey Abrams (above center) in claiming Republicans succeeded in rigging her election...

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  • Huawei blacklisted by U.S. starting Friday
Huawei blacklisted by U.S. starting Friday

In a different move, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday barring American companies from using telecommunications equipment made by firms labeled as security risks. And that's what the commerce department is doing to Huawei under the act. The moves expand a trade war between the U.S. and China. "But if we don't h...

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  • Executed murderer's lawyer: Despite Alabama abortion ban, governor isn't pro
Executed murderer's lawyer: Despite Alabama abortion ban, governor isn't pro

Singer Lady Gaga called it "heinous" and an "outrage" and former Captain America star Chris Evans called it "absolutely unbelievable", while Bravo talk host Andy Cohen "there is a cold place in hell for the Alabama Senate". She would also prohibit states from limiting access to the medications that are used to perform abortions. The typical pro...

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  • Britain backs Major-General Chris Ghika who undermined United States warnings on Iran
Britain backs Major-General Chris Ghika who undermined United States warnings on Iran

In the US Congress, Democrats demanded to know why the Trump administration was boosting its Gulf presence and, according to media reports , considering war plans that would involve sending 120,000 US troops to the Middle East if Iran attacks American assets.

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  • Saudi Coalition Targets Houthis In Yemen In Response To Oil Pipeline Attack
Saudi Coalition Targets Houthis In Yemen In Response To Oil Pipeline Attack

Saudi Arabia and Iran are essentially fighting a proxy war in Yemen , where the Saudis lead a military Arab coalition to "restore legitimacy" in the country, while the Houthi movement, which holds the capital Sanaa, is backed by Iran .

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  • McCarthy: 'Ridiculous' for Brennan to Criticize Review of Russia Probe's Origins
McCarthy: 'Ridiculous' for Brennan to Criticize Review of Russia Probe's Origins

Attorney John Durham to head the review into whether there was improper spying on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, according to a person familiar with the matter. U.S. Attorney for Utah John Huber was appointed in 2018 by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to review potential surveillance abuses by the FBI and DOJ as well as ...

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  • Nevada Elderly Man Pushed Off Bus Dies From Injuries, Woman Charged
Nevada Elderly Man Pushed Off Bus Dies From Injuries, Woman Charged

When the bus stopped, Bishop and Fournier began to argue, after Fournier allegedly told Bishop to "be nicer to passengers". In the video, a suspect is seen pushing Serge Fournier with both hands down the front steps of the bus. People need a little more patience than what they have these days". His friend Trevor Taylor told the news station Mr ...

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  • MSNBC's Cevallos on Alabama Abortion Ban: Roe V. Wade 'in Jeopardy'
MSNBC's Cevallos on Alabama Abortion Ban: Roe V. Wade 'in Jeopardy'

The Republican-majority chamber adjourned in dramatic fashion when leaders tried to strip a committee amendment that would have added an exception for cases of rape or incest. States have also passed laws similar to Alabama's that ban dilation and evacuation abortions. Missouri's Republican-led Senate is set to take up a bill to ban abortions a...

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  • Rouhani slams ‘unprecedented’ USA pressure on Iran
Rouhani slams ‘unprecedented’ USA pressure on Iran

The Pentagon has since approved the movement of additional forces to the region, the USS Arlington and a Patriot Battery "in response to indications of heightened Iranian readiness to conduct offensive operations against USA forces and our interests", according to a Defense Department spokesperson.

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  • Secretary of State Pompeo's Travel to Moscow and Sochi, Russia
Secretary of State Pompeo's Travel to Moscow and Sochi, Russia

In theory that probably means Pompeo brow-beating Russia over how Ukraine hasn't managed to crush the ethnic Russian region along the Russian border, something the USA has long had a problem with. Britain, France and Germany voiced new support Monday for the worldwide pact to curb Iran's nuclear weapons program, while warning the United States ag...

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  • Yemen's Houthis withdraw from Hodeida and other ports
Yemen's Houthis withdraw from Hodeida and other ports

In line with an accord in Sweden previous year, the Iran-aligned Houthi movement began on Saturday a unilateral pullout from three Red Sea ports used for grain, oil, commerce and aid. He added that the Houthis must commit to following fully through with the redeployment, which is expected to take place over three days. Formal verification of ...

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  • China strikes back with higher tariffs on USA goods
China strikes back with higher tariffs on USA goods

The result has been a volatile week-long roller coaster with no end in sight. Last Thursday morning the Dow skidded 580 points, only to regain almost 470 by close of trading on Friday. In fact, both sides will pay in these things, and of course it depends", he said when asked "if it's a tariff on goods coming into the country, the Chinese aren't ...

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  • Death toll rises following mysterious crossbow-related deaths at German hotel
Death toll rises following mysterious crossbow-related deaths at German hotel

Police in Bavaria added that they are now carrying out autopsies on the bodies, and that they have seized a white Renault pick-up which the victims drove to the hotel in. PHOTO:A guesthouse is pictured at the river "Ilz" in Passau, Germany, May 13, 2019. Hunting with bows or crossbows is banned in Germany. "We assume that no other people were inv...

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  • Paul warns Trump administration against escalating trade war with China
Paul warns Trump administration against escalating trade war with China

This is in addition to the Chinese imports worth USD200 billion on which Trump increased the import duty from 10% to 25%, beginning Friday. China has said it will retaliate, and may target the us agriculture heartland that is a wellspring of political support for the president.

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