• Mattis accuses China of 'intimidation' in South China Sea
Mattis accuses China of 'intimidation' in South China Sea

The U.S. Navy on Sunday conducted the latest of its "freedom of navigation" patrols near China-occupied features to demonstrate the right to sail through what it considers to be global waters. "Yet China's policy in the South China Sea stands in stark contrast to the openness our strategy promotes". Last Sunday, Beijing protested what it called a...

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  • Trump slams Canada on Twitter, suggests replacing NAFTA with separate deals
Trump slams Canada on Twitter, suggests replacing NAFTA with separate deals

A global trade war is looming after countries hit by United States tariffs on steel and aluminium vowed to retaliate. Hundreds of millions more is expected to be deposited in 2018 as well. U.S. President Donald Trump has said the tariffs are needed for national security, claiming current trade deals harm U.S. companies and cost America jobs...

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  • N Korea's Kim Jong-un sends letter to Trump
N Korea's Kim Jong-un sends letter to Trump

President Donald Trump conceded that North Korea won't agree to immediately give up its nuclear program as he played gracious host to one of Kim Jong Un's top officials at the White House and confirmed that a June 12 summit between the two leaders will go ahead.

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  • U.S. votes down Arab-backed United Nations proposal condemning Israeli force in Gaza
U.S. votes down Arab-backed United Nations proposal condemning Israeli force in Gaza

Only the United States voted against. Eleven countries abstained while Bolivia, Kuwait and Russian Federation opposed it. Out of the council's 15 members, 10 voted in favor, including France, and only the United States voted against. The UN envoy for the Middle East, Nickolay Mladenov, this week warned the security council that Gaza was on the br...

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  • Pentagon salutes US-India ties with command name change
Pentagon salutes US-India ties with command name change

Secretary of Defense James Mattis was in Hawaii on Wednesday to attend the Change of Command ceremony for Admiral Phil Davidson. Admiral Philip Davidson took over the command from Admiral Harry Harris at the ceremony. The US is also eager to tap into India's large defence market. Even the then commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, Admiral ...

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  • Florida Jury Awards Family Of Man Killed By Police $4
Florida Jury Awards Family Of Man Killed By Police $4

The fiancée of the armed Florida man killed by cops responding to a noise complaint said her "heart just dropped" when she learned the jury awarded the grieving family a mere 4 cents . Phillips said jurors did not stay after the verdict to speak with lawyers and have not approached him since. A statement from St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mas...

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  • Hebrew University ranked among top 100 most powerful global university brands
Hebrew University ranked among top 100 most powerful global university brands

The Times list is one of the world's most respected university ranking league tables, alongside the QS World University Rankings . The magazine's World University Ranking placed MSU 194th overall, a gradual slide from 188th previous year and 161st in 2016.

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  • United States to Impose 25% Tariff on Tech Goods From China - White House
United States to Impose 25% Tariff on Tech Goods From China - White House

Washington postponed its tariff threat in mid-May after Beijing promised to significantly increase its purchases of USA farm goods and energy products, such as natural gas. China's commerce ministry said in a statement released hours after Trump's announcement that the move "clearly contradicts the consensus reached by China and the U.S.

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  • Trump hits Canada, Mexico, EU with steel, aluminum tariffs
Trump hits Canada, Mexico, EU with steel, aluminum tariffs

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (seen here with President Trump in October) on Thursday called the argument that us steel import tariffs were necessary for national security reasons an "affront" to Canada . EU members have given broad support to a European Commission plan to set duties on 2.8 billion euros ($A4.3.billion) of United ...

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  • USA vetoes proposal on Gaza at UN Security Council
USA vetoes proposal on Gaza at UN Security Council

Kuwait presented the draft two weeks ago, initially calling for an worldwide protection mission for Palestinians, as Israeli forces killed dozens of peaceful protesters in Gaza. "It is outrageous for the Security Council to fail to condemn Hamas rocket attacks against Israeli civilians while the Human Rights Council approves sending a team to inves...

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  • Iran-backed forces withdraw from Southern Syria
Iran-backed forces withdraw from Southern Syria

The SDF, which enjoys both USA and French military support, has on repeated occasions attacked positions held by the Syrian government forces east of the country. Kino Gabriel, a spokesman for the SDF, said in response to Assad's comments that a military solution would "lead to more losses and destruction and difficulties for the Syrian people".

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  • Ivanka Trump's Photo With Her Son Has Been Criticized as 'Tone Deaf'
Ivanka Trump's Photo With Her Son Has Been Criticized as 'Tone Deaf'

The White House has wrongly blamed Democrats for forcing the Trump administration to separate children from parents. It's also possible that sponsors may choose not to answer calls from federal officials to avoid deportation-for the children or themselves.

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  • Visa outage: payment chaos after card network crashes
Visa outage: payment chaos after card network crashes

Users of many United Kingdom banks have received alerts or messages informing them of a "disruption of service" which means they can not spend or receive money. "We will keep you updated". Some initial reports suggested other payment providers could be affected, including Mastercard , but that appears not to be the case.

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  • Puerto Ricans in Chicago brace for more storms at hurricane season begins
Puerto Ricans in Chicago brace for more storms at hurricane season begins

That means there was at least 0.9 of an additional death per 1,000 people in 2017, and perhaps as many as 10 extra deaths per 1,000 people. Trump has remained noticeably silent about the Harvard study on Twitter. (We now know that Maria was more than twice as deadly as Katrina .) With the exception of the 1900 hurricane that wiped out Galves...

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  • Man Staging Knife Attack on Train in Germany Reportedly Eritrean Refugee
Man Staging Knife Attack on Train in Germany Reportedly Eritrean Refugee

During the journey a man attacked another person with a knife in carriage 10, Bild have reported . In the train, EN route from Cologne, between the two passengers had a conflict. The train was still 20 kilometers away from Flensburg at the time of the attack. The area around the train station was evacuated and closed off following the incide...

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  • North Korea Talks Resume In New York
North Korea Talks Resume In New York

While admitting that dealing with North Korea was "going to be a process", Trump said he believed that process would ultimately be "successful". "We will see what we will see". The two countries, eyeing the first summit between the US and the North after six decades of hostility, have also been holding negotiations in Singapore and the demilitari...

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  • Jury clears deputy in fatal shooting, awards victim's family $4
Jury clears deputy in fatal shooting, awards victim's family $4

Hill was fatally shot in January 2014 when sheriff's deputies responded to a noise complaint from one of Hill's neighbor's about loud music coming from his garage. Mascara said in a statement posted on his department's Facebook page that he was "pleased" to see the incident come to an end. The police said Hill was holding a gun during the confronta...

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  • In new book, Obama wonders if
In new book, Obama wonders if "we were wrong" after Trump's election

He was anxious because he was handing over the baton to a man who "had questioned his very birth". "Sometimes I wonder whether I was 10 or 20 years too early", he said. Obama expressed concern by calling Trump a "cartoon" and saying: "We're about to find out just how resilient our institutions are, at home and around the world".

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  • Italian populists sworn into power as euroskeptics cheer
Italian populists sworn into power as euroskeptics cheer

Italy's post-election rollercoaster found a resolution on Thursday evening, 88 days after voters went to the polls, with the announcement of a new government led by the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the anti-migrant League. Di Maio , who pledged to give needy Italians a basic income, takes over as economic development minister, while Sa...

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  • Visa payments not working as system crashes in UK
Visa payments not working as system crashes in UK

The company said the disruption is preventing some Visa transactions in Europe from being processed. "It is affecting all payment providers across the United Kingdom and Ireland". The Visa card payment system is now down across Europe. "This is an industry wide issue which is being investigated as a matter of urgency and we apologise for any i...

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  • Senior North Korean reportedly heading to US
Senior North Korean reportedly heading to US

Sending Kim to NY - where the United Nations is located, avoiding setting foot on as much legal American soil as possible - is reportedly part of these plans. The White House emphasized that it has remained in close contact with South Korean and Japanese officials as preparations for the talks continue. Moon added that Kim said he's willing to coop...

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  • Trump 'WILL walk away' from North Korea talks 'without compromise'
Trump 'WILL walk away' from North Korea talks 'without compromise'

On the central question for the summit, however, Mr. Pompeo stopped short of saying that Pyongyang is committed to giving up its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs. Yet he also said at his news conference that hard work remains including hurdles that may appear to be insurmountable as negotiations progress on the U.S.

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  • 30-Year-Old Evicted By Parents Leaves Home Hours Before Deadline
30-Year-Old Evicted By Parents Leaves Home Hours Before Deadline

He reportedly waved to reporters and honked his horn as he pulled out of the driveway eight years after moving back in, rent-free. Michael Rotondo , the 30-year-old man who grabbed national headlines when his parents had to go to the New York State Supreme Court to get him out of their house, is finally, really, and truly leaving home, report...

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  • Trump hoping to effectively block German auto imports to US?
Trump hoping to effectively block German auto imports to US?

Trump's expected announcement has had the knock-on effect of hitting hard German vehicle manufacturers' valuation on the European stock markets. VW's Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant makes Volkswagen's Passat model. The threats made to the auto sector are part of a bigger trade dispute with the United States. Volkswagen was not immediately avail...

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  • Knife-wielding cyclist lunges at driver's vehicle in terrifying video
Knife-wielding cyclist lunges at driver's vehicle in terrifying video

The attacker managed to breakthrough one of the vehicle's windows, and the driver subsequently fled the auto in fear of his life. But the driver has nowhere to go and hits an oncoming auto. CCTV footage shows the man kicking at a blue Volkswagen on a busy south London street before he pulls the massive blade out and attempts to attack its 19-year...

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