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Bahrain sees ‘no glimmer of hope’ for ending Qatar crisis soon

Bahrain sees ‘no glimmer of hope’ for ending Qatar crisis soon The four nations cut diplomatic and transport ties last June. Inspectors will visit stores to ensure they comply with the order, the ministry said. Qatar ordered retailers across the Gulf Coast country to stop the sales of products from Saudi Arabia as well as other countries that have severed with the nation close to one year ago. [Full Article...]

Cohen Judge Says Avenatti's 'Publicity Tour' Could Taint a Jury

Mr. Avenatti had sought to be heard. The hearing stemmed from an investigation of Cohen by federal prosecutors regarding his business dealings. The raids on Cohen were triggered in part by a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller, who separately is looking into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. [Full Article...]

RFE/RL: Russian oligarch Abramovich becomes Israeli citizen

RFE/RL: Russian oligarch Abramovich becomes Israeli citizen It is noted that Roman Abramovich , whose fortune is estimated at 10.8 billion dollars, becomes the richest citizen of Israel . Abramovich had been in the process of renewing his United Kingdom visa after it expired last month, but it had been taking longer than usual . [Full Article...]

U.S. Navy: Chinese warships maneuvered in "unprofessional" manner

U.S. Navy: Chinese warships maneuvered in On Sunday, two United States warships sailed close to islands occupied by China in the Paracel group, and last week the U.S. military withdrew China's invitation to take part in the upcoming Rim of the Pacific exercise in Hawaii "as an initial response to China's continued militarisation of the South China Sea". [Full Article...]

The curious case of the White House official

The curious case of the White House official Naval Academy, Friday, May 25, 2018, in Annapolis, Md. On Friday, a day after canceling the summit, President Trump had told reporters that it was still possible that his meeting with the North Korean leader could happen on June 12, thereby contradicting the remarks of the White House official. [Full Article...]

Thousands more died from Hurricane Maria than official death toll

According to NPR , the team forewent finding and counting dead bodies for a more informative approach-surveying 3,299 randomly chosen households over the course of three weeks, interviewing citizens about their experiences, and garnering an estimate from there. [Full Article...]

Subtropical Depression Alberto bringing plenty of rain to the Carolinas

Subtropical Depression Alberto bringing plenty of rain to the Carolinas Forecasters also warned people in those same areas and in southern SC of the possibility that "brief tornadoes" could develop as Alberto moved further inland. The core of the low pressure system is over western Kentucky and moving into the Evansville this Wednesday morning. Up to 3 inches of rain have fallen Tuesday. [Full Article...]

New Zealand orders mass cattle cull to eradicate disease

New Zealand orders mass cattle cull to eradicate disease Some experts fear the decision will come at a huge cost. The dairy herd of the country reportedly has around 6.6 million cows. Accordingly, about 150,000 cows, bulls, and calves will be killed in a desperate measure to keep under control and ultimately eradicate the spread of Mycoplasma Bovis in the country. [Full Article...]

North Korean official's U.S. arrival marks highest-level visit in 18 years

This consolation prize of sorts is said to have possibly been suggested by Kim as a way to gain favor with the burger-loving president. Moon "claims to be the mediator between the White House and Pyongyang, but it isn't clear he's representing the USA position", the daily said in an editorial Monday. [Full Article...]

Seven injured in massive blaze at German theme park

Seven injured in massive blaze at German theme park More than 25,000 visitors were on site when the fire broke out and many top rides, including the attractions " The Pirates of Batavia " and "Norway", were destroyed. The park will open as scheduled tomorrow. Europa Park is Europe's second most-popular theme park, ranking only behind France's Disneyland in Paris. [Full Article...]

Grim Pompeii volcano find shows man's weird death by stone

Grim Pompeii volcano find shows man's weird death by stone Vesuvius in A.D. Archaeologists discovered the skeleton of a man at the Roman city of Pompeii who they believe fell while fleeing Mt. Vesuvius's volcanic eruption in 79 A.D. There, he was likely hit by the thick and dense ash cloud that threw him backwards. It's believed the man, who was aged over 30, was impeded by a leg injury as he tried to escape the violent eruption. [Full Article...]

Kremlin Critic Browder Arrested in Spain on Russian Warrant

In March he warned MPs he believed the Russians wanted "more than anything" to arrest him and "get me back to Russia and then kill me in the control of their own system". British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson welcomed Browder's release, tweeting: "Just spoken to Bill Browder - very glad that he has now been released". [Full Article...]

'Murdered' Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko turns up alive after staged assassination

'Murdered' Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko turns up alive after staged assassination Babchenko created a sensation in Kiev on Wednesday by appearing at a news conference, billed as a police briefing about his assassination, at which he was greeted by whoops of surprise and scattered applause. The SBU also said that the assassin was apprehended, and that Russian intelligence had paid the assassin $30,000 thousand for the hit. Police in Kiev had said on Tuesday that Babchenko's ... [Full Article...]

Giuliani: Trump Won't Fire Mueller and 'Play the Victim'

Giuliani: Trump Won't Fire Mueller and 'Play the Victim' President Trump argued Sunday that the federal Russian Federation collusion investigation has ruined the lives of the young people who came to Washington to work in his administration. But Rubio added that "if there is an Federal Bureau of Investigation informant or any form of inappropriate action that's been targeting a political campaign. [Full Article...]

PM says Malaysia regrets having to end 4-year hunt for plane

PM says Malaysia regrets having to end 4-year hunt for plane A United States marine survey firm that resumed the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 early this year said May 29 it is concluding the operation. The original search focused on the South China Sea before analysis revealed that the plane had made an unexpected turn west and then south. Ocean Infinity had said on May 15 that the Seabed Constructor was yet to make any signif... [Full Article...]

Lake Tahoma Dam in Western North Carolina Deemed Safe, Evacuations Lifted

Lake Tahoma Dam in Western North Carolina Deemed Safe, Evacuations Lifted Spartanburg station in SC had sent out a post saying that a landslide "has compromised the integrity of Lake Tahoma Dam " and called on those affected by mandatory evacuations to follow the orders. They urged everyone in the evacuation zone to "act now to preserve your life!" Lake Tahoma is about 20 minutes northwest of Marion and roughly an hour northeast of Asheville. [Full Article...]

Russia: Only Syrian Forces Should Be on Israel, Jordan Borders

Russia: Only Syrian Forces Should Be on Israel, Jordan Borders Those strikes followed a barrage of rockets that Israel said was sacked toward its forces in the occupied Golan Heights by Iran from Syria . "The situation, when only representatives of the Syrian armed forces will be deployed on the Syrian side of the border with Israel , should become the outcome of such work". [Full Article...]

Evangelist wants $54M jet: 'Jesus wouldn't be riding donkey'

Evangelist wants $54M jet: 'Jesus wouldn't be riding donkey' He says his 40-year-old Jesse Duplantis Ministries has paid cash for three private jets and been "just burning them up for the Lord Jesus Christ". In 2016, Duplantis defended his use of private jets, noting that commercial airlines won't allow you to unbuckle your seat belt and stand up to speak to God. [Full Article...]

Italian political crisis causes jitters in financial markets

Italian political crisis causes jitters in financial markets The S&P 500 posted seven new 52-week highs and 12 new lows; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 95 new highs and 51 new lows. The Russell 2000 index fell far less than the Dow, giving up 0.2 per cent to 1,623.65. and China. The political crisis in Rome, and the threat to the euro project it represents, triggered a rush to traditional safe havens like USA debt, pulling down US 10-year Treasury yiel... [Full Article...]

Italy's PM-designate Giuseppe Conte fails to form populist government

Italy's PM-designate Giuseppe Conte fails to form populist government Immediately giving him a thumbs-down were the 5-Stars and the League, whose lawmakers together have the votes to sink his government . Since the March 4 elections in Italy , day-to-day governance is still in the hands of outgoing prime minister Paolo Gentiloni . [Full Article...]


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