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Real-life 'spiderman' rescues boy from fourth-floor balcony in Paris


In videos of the incident from Saturday afternoon, the child - a four-year-old boy, according to Le Parisien - is hanging onto the balcony while people watch in horror below. Without a second thought, Mr Gassama sprang into action. The so-called Spiderman of Paris suffered only a few scratches in the daring rescue while the child lost a fingernail. Read More »

Lava flow enters Hawaii geothermal plant property

The Civil Defense Agency also noted that 37 homes are "isolated" either due to lava surrounding them or roads being cut off by the flow. We monitor for hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide on a continuous basis, " Kaleikini said. Residents have complained of health hazards from emissions from the plant since it went online in 1989 and PGV has been the target of lawsuits challenging its location on the flank of one of the world's most active volcanoes. Read More »

Clapper Weaves Tangled New Web on Spygate


Rudy Giuliani, one of Trump's attorneys, told The Associated Press on Friday that the White House hopes to get a readout of the materials next week. He has claimed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had "infiltrated" and "spied" on his 2016 presidential campaign when the agency reportedly used an informant to make contact with Trump campaign advisers who allegedly had suspicious contacts linked to Russian Federation. Read More »

Flash flood smashes into Maryland community


Of the city's residents and business owners, Kittleman says "they are faced with the same daunting task again". There was no immediate report of any injuries. - PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) May 27, 2018Main Street #EllicottCity flooding. In some areas, water is above the first flood of buildings, fire officials said. Read More »

Seven firefighters injured in Germany amusement park blaze


The local Offenburg police said in a statement that the blaze had left seven firefighters "lightly injured", without giving details. About 250 firefighters responded to the blaze, managing to extinguish it early Sunday morning, according to the park's official press channel . Read More »

Severe weather, flash flooding affecting Ellicott City

Hogan said he is heading to the scene. Authorities urged residents to seek higher ground immediately and people were being warned to avoid downtown Ellicott City . The newspaper reports that the swirling waters reached the second flood of one building at its height. Weather radar suggested heavy rain may not ease in the area until between 6 and 7 p.m. Read More »

U.S. Team in North Korea to 'Make Arrangements' for Summit


US President Donald Trump , meanwhile, has said things are moving "very nicely" towards making the summit possible on June 12, according to AFP . He added that a summit held in Singapore on June 12 was still the tentative date. "They shared the opinion that they would meet frequently in the future to make dialogue brisk and pool wisdom and efforts", KCNA said. His tweet Sunday afternoon, which offered praise for the longtime USA adversary, was the latest signal that his concerns about ... Read More »

George HW Bush hospitalized for low blood pressure, fatigue


Hours after her funeral, Bush landed in the intensive care unit with a blood infection believed to be sepsis . Bush's wife Barbara Bush died in April aged 92. Bush was president for a single term, from 1989 to 1993, taking the top office after serving two terms as President Ronald Reagan's vice president. Bush attended a monthly pancake breakfast Saturday and met with veterans at the American Legion Post 159. Read More »

U.S. Officials Enter North Korea to Prepare for Potential Summit


This week, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum saw global business leaders and the political elite gather in Russia's northern capital. "We're looking at June 12 in Singapore". Some US officials have talked about a comprehensive one-shot deal in which North Korea fully eliminates its nukes first and receives rewards later. Read More »

Italy faces constitutional crisis after president rejects eurosceptic minister


M5S leader Luigi Di Maio , 31, for his part said he was prepared to "call it quits" barring a breakthrough in 24 hours. " What's the point of going to vote if it's the ratings agencies that decide? ". He has been a vocal critic of the euro and the European Union , but he has distinguished credentials, including as industry minister in the early 1990s. Read More »

NJ cop caught on camera punching girl in the head


She said they were given a breathalyzer test, which came back negative. According to her Facebook post, Weinman then asked the police, "D$3 on't they have something better to do as cops than to stop people for underage drinking on the beach", which prompted the officer to write her up for a citation. Read More »

Armed civilian kills man who opened fire on United States restaurant patrons


A gunman who opened fire in an Oklahoma City restaurant was shot and killed by an armed citizen at the scene, police said . The woman was shot in the arm, her mother says, and her daughter, 12, was shot in the stomach. In explaining her veto, Fallin, a Republican, noted that the bill would have eliminated firearms training requirements and softened background check rules. Read More »

China anger over United States 'provocation' in South China Sea


The ships reportedly carried out maneuvers near Tree, Lincoln, Triton and Woody Islands in the Paracels. The ministry said the course plotted by the vessels had "seriously infringed upon Chinese sovereignty" and "contravened Chinese and relevant worldwide law", as they had entered territorial waters without permission. Read More »

Classified collusion briefing features top lawmakers, Federal Bureau of Investigation … and Trump's lawyer


An FBI investigation of the campaign would be wrong, Rubio said in his interview. The comments from former NY mayor Rudy Giuliani came as Trump lashed out again at what he called "the phony Russia Collusion Witch Hunt". "Meanwhile, the Associated Press revealed this week that the president recently told a confidante that he wanted "'to brand" the informant a "spy, ' believing the more nefarious term would resonate more in the media and with the public'". Read More »

Italy's president says rejected candidate for economy minister


It was in Florence that he established relations with 5-Star through Alfonso Bonafede, a local lawyer and senior lawmaker who is the party's preferred choice as justice minister. "It's important to enjoy this moment". The cabinet, expected to be announced next week, will be comprise politicians from both Lega and the Five Star Movement, to which Conte belongs - the two parties that collectively reeled in more than half the votes in the March 4 election. Read More »

China anger over USA 'provocation' in South China Sea

USS 'Higgins, ' an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, and USS 'Antietam, ' a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, came within 12 nautical miles of the islands, two United States officials told Reuters on condition of anonymity. The Pentagon said the withdrawal of the invitation was in response to what it sees as Beijing's militarisation of islands in the disputed South China Sea, a strategic waterway claimed in large part by Beijing. Read More »

Rudy Giuliani Admits White House Is Trying To Discredit Russia Investigation


At one point, asked if he was confident "that there was no collusion" by those surrounding Trump during the campaign, Giuliani said with some exasperation: "I can't be confident about my client". Giuliani also suggested that the start of the Muller probe was illegitimate, citing fired FBI Director James Comey's leaked "The whole thing was a mistake and should never have happened", Giuliani told the Associated Press, adding that the Justice Department should acknowledge the error. Read More »

Korea: North's Kim Still Committed to Summit


A White House team will travel to Singapore as earlier planned to continue preparations for the on-again, off-again Trump-Kim meeting. "It's moving along very nicely". In April, Trump had stunned the world by accepting an invitation to meet Kim in an unprecedented sit-down. Worldwide journalists were present, but the US government can't verify the site's destruction. Read More »

Syria war: Russians killed in militant raid :: Kenya


Russian Federation has provided crucial military support to President Bashar Assad's forces, helping them to roll back mainstream rebels as well as the Islamic State group. "During the fighting, which lasted for almost an hour, the military destroyed 43 terrorists and six all-terrain vehicles with large-caliber armaments installed on them", the ministry said. Read More »

Two Killed as Israeli Army Shells Hamas Target in Gaza


According to the Israeli army, the four were in Israel for about a minute and left a tent that read " The March of Return ". The soldiers arrived at the scene moments later and opened fire at the individuals, who in turn fled back to the Palestinian side of the fence, the Times said. Read More »

Trump administration has cut deal with China's ZTE, says source


It's not clear how the company will be forced to "purchase U.S. parts and pay a $1.3 Billion fine", nor what sort of oversight would be in place to ensure ZTE continued to comply with the conditions. Chuck Schumer of NY. Still, leaders of both parties are concerned the deal isn't enough to prevent national security risks. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), the provision's author. Read More »

MH17: Russian Federation 'liable' for downing airliner over Ukraine


Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Friday called for worldwide support for the Dutch-Australian legal initiative. The Russian government has long denied involvement in the crash, saying on Thursday that its missile launchers have never entered Ukraine - despite photo evidence provided by worldwide investigators. Read More »

Search continues for Wayne County child whose mother was found dead


Friday the Sheriff revealed that a cell phone was uncovered by crews searching along 104, believing it belongs to Alberto Reyes, Selena's live-in boyfriend. Hidalgo-Calderon's mom Estela issued a statement after her daughter's body was found. An Amber Alert was issued for Owen Hildago-Calderon on May 25, 2018 . Read More »

Democrats say briefings did not support Trump's claim of Federal Bureau of Investigation 'spy'


House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement that "I can not and will not comment on a classified session" and that "I look forward to the prompt completion of the intelligence committee's oversight work in this area". Is " Spygate " real, or just a figment of President Trump's imagination? The same officials were then to head to Capitol Hill to brief members of the Gang of Eight. Read More »

Some analysts think Kim Jong-un desperately needs a deal with Trump

President Trump's decision", Abe told reporters in St. Petersburg. Trump rattled the region on Thursday by cancelling his June 12 meeting with Kim, citing "open hostility" from Pyongyang. "That hasn't changed. So, we'll see what happens". The North's state-run KCNA news agency said the two leaders agreed to "meet frequently in the future to make dialogue brisk and pool wisdom and efforts, expressing their stand to make joint efforts for the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula". Read More »

'Monumental day for women': Ireland votes overwhelmingly to repeal abortion ban


Clare Comran was at the count, where she watched as all Dublin constituencies were declared overwhelmingly in favor of repealing the amendment, including one area that voted yes at 78.5%. The Save the Eighth group said: "What Irish voters did yesterday is a tragedy of historic proportions . I've never had that in my entire life as an Irish person", she said, adding that she was grateful for the groundwork that women's rights activists had done to arrive at this moment. Read More »

Talks on N Korea summit 'going very well'

Trump's letter to Kim canceling the planned June 12 summit didn't rule out a meeting in the future, said a person familiar with the administration's thinking. It remains unclear whether Kim will ever agree to fully abandon his nuclear arsenal in return, despite Moon's insistence that Kim can be persuaded to abandon his nuclear facilities, materials and bombs in a verifiable and irreversible way in exchange for credible security and economic guarantees. Read More »