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Carlo Cottarelli: Italy president names stop-gap PM

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The response to these manuevers was predictable and understandable: Five Star and the League attacked them as abuses of power that thwarted the will of the people. As a former IMF official, the populists will view him as a member of an undemocratic institution that has put pressure on Italy and other Mediterranean countries to rein in spending; all the better, in their view, to please global investors, not the Italian people. Read More »

Syria Vows to Fight Rebels Despite US Warning

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The United States has voiced concern about reports of an impending Syrian army offensive in a "de-escalation zone" in the southwest, warning Damascus it would respond to breaches. According to the report, Israel's Defense Ministry underlined Israel's view that the Iranian presence should be entirely eradicated from Syria , not only militarily and not only from the southern part of the country, but also from an economic standpoint as well. Read More »

Video Shows Police Officer Punching Woman During Arrest on New Jersey Beach

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A video showing police officers wrestling a woman to the ground and punching hear in the head on a Wildwood beach has sparked backlash online. " Stop resisting ", an onlooker yells repeatedly in the background. "I had alcohol, it's Memorial Day weekend and 90 percent of people are underage drinking on the beach, without a doubt. I was partly wrong in a way but I was scared", Weinman wrote on Facebook . Read More »

Flash Floods Strike Ellicott City, Md

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But by 7:30 p.m. Sunday, much of the water had subsided and rescue officials were walking around the downtown area, making sure people evacuated. "Praying for the courageous veteran who has been reported missing following yesterday's bad flooding in Ellicott City", Hogan tweeted Tuesday. Read More »

Police launch probe after video shows officer punching woman

Anyone that may have been present during this altercation and has supporting video that could assist us with this investigation are strongly encouraged to contact Detective Lieutenant Kenneth Gallagher at 609-522-0222. Wildwood police said on their Facebook page that Weinman faces several charges, including two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer , disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Read More »

Poland seeks permanent US troop presence, offers financing

Former Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski urged the U.S.to set up a permanent military presence in the nation just before former President Barack Obama visited Poland in 2014 and announced that his administration would spend $1 billion boosting its military presence in Eastern Europe. Read More »

Italian Political Parties Threaten President With Impeachment

An angry Di Maio, of the 5-Star Movement, made the unprecedented demand after Mattarella rejected a euroskeptic for the key post of economy minister - virtually foiling a bid to form Europe's first fully populist government. A source from Five Star told Reuters the party could campaign with the League in a fresh vote. League leader Matteo Salvini responded furiously to Mattarella's refusal to rubberstamp Savona. Read More »

Trump to Mark Memorial Day With Arlington Cemetery Visit

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Some people took offense by some of the President's statements when he tweeted that those who died for the country would be happy and proud of the way America is today. "As one nation under God, we come together to remember that freedom isn't free", she tweeted. They were generals and privates, captains and corporals of every race, color and of every creed, but they were all brothers and sisters in arms. Read More »

Malaysia drops high-speed rail project

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But he added that the government would now have to negotiate with Singapore. "The terms of the agreement (for the HSR) are such that if we decide to drop the project, it will cost us a lot of money", said Mahathir. "We have to talk with Singapore about dropping that project", said the 92-year-old premier. Construction of the rail link would have cost Malaysia 110 billion ringgit ($28 billion), Mr Mahathir told FT. Read More »

Giuseppe Conte fails to form a government leaving Italy facing another election

But now the two parties, who were rivals in the March vote, are weighing whether to join forces ahead of a fresh election seen in the autumn or early next year. "This means that Italy will be left with no effective government backed by a clear political majority in Parliament until the end of the year", said Piccoli, co-president of Teneo Intelligence. Read More »

Lava reaches plugged well at Israeli-owned geothermal plant in Hawaii

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A series of summit explosions on Saturday spewed ash from Kilauea volcano up to 11,000ft and dusted communities to the south-west, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said. The 38-megawatt Puna power plant supplies 25% of the island's electricity. Winds are set to shift on Monday and Tuesday, causing higher concentrations of ash and volcanic smog that will spread west and northwest to affect more populated areas, Mr Bravender said. Read More »

New Zealand to kill 150000 cows to end bacterial disease

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However, Ms Ardern said New Zealand - which relies heavily on livestock farming for its export earnings - would aim to eradicate the disease completely. Should a farmer protest the slaughter, New Zealand authorities can legally force the process. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is announcing the government's decision at Federated Farmers' headquarters in Wellington. Read More »

Poland seeks permanent USA troop presence, offers financing

Poland has been at or above 2% since 2015. US troops deployed to Zagan in western Poland in 2017 as part of deterrence force of some 1,000 troops to reassure Poland that is anxious about Russia's activity. Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak told state Radio 1 he's recently held talks in Washington about having a permanent presence of US troops in Poland , where they are now on a rotational, temporary, though open-ended mission. Read More »

Trump's Memorial Day Speech In Arlington

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Flanked by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Trump placed the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier before standing in silence as a bugle played "Taps". During his speech at Arlington, Trump told Jacobs that "even though your father has left this world. he will never be gone". He's expected to make remarks before an audience in the nearby amphitheater. Read More »

Wildwood Police Wrestle 20-Year-Old Emily Weinman On New Jersey Beach

A video of police officers wrestling a woman to the ground and punching her in the head at a New Jersey beach went viral causing backlash and sparking a police investigation. She can be heard protesting her arrest and how officers were handling her. Weinman claims she cooperated with their requests at first, but refused to give them her name when they asked for it to give her a citation. Read More »

Qatar bans goods from Arab rivals 1 year into diplomatic crisis

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Qatar denies this and says the boycott is an attempt to impinge on its sovereignty and rein in its support for reform. Qatar has ordered shops to remove goods originating from a group of Saudi Arabian-led countries which a year ago imposed a wide-ranging boycott on the emirate, Doha officials said Saturday. Read More »

Carlo Cottarelli to try to form Italian government

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Italy's tentative ruling coalition has unraveled after President Sergio Mattarella rejected the appointment of euro-sceptic Paolo Savona as economics minister. Financial markets have been reassured, at least for now, by Mattarella's move. "[Mattarella] said no, he said there would not be a government". However, analysts believe the respite could be temporary . Read More »

Severe flooding in Baltimore

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All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. One person was reported missing shortly after midnight: Eddison Hermond, who was a member of the Air Force and is now in the National Guard. Tweets posted by Kevin Rector, a reporter for the Baltimore Sun whose website says he is a native of Ellicott City , show in photos and videos scenes of damaged storefronts and washed out roads. Read More »

Iran should be denied any military presence in Syria

The London based newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat reported on May 26 that Israel delivered to Russian Federation a list of "Red Lines" it would not tolerate and warned that it would act to prevent Iran from building up its forces in the whole of Syria, not only in the southern part near Israel. Read More »

Bus driver charged in fatal N.J. crash that killed student, teacher

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Muldrow appeared before Superior Court Judge Stephen Taylor in Morristown. He was expected to make an initial court appearance Friday. Muldrow spent last night at the Morris County jail. "At or near the point of entry onto Route 80 Westbound from the on ramp, Hudy Muldrow is alleged to have turned Bus #2 to the left in an apparent attempt to gain access to the official-use only access point located between the East and Westbound lanes of Route 80", they said. Read More »

May defies calls for new law on abortion in Northern Ireland

A No 10 source said the Government's position was that "this is a matter for Northern Ireland and for the assembly to decide upon". She added that the province's long history of sectarian violence known as the Troubles has created a divisive political system that has difficulty getting beyond Catholics versus Protestants. Read More »

Besides lava and ash, Hawaii volcano is pumping out 'vog'

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Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported this morning that a lava flow in Leilani Estates crossed overnight into Puna Geothermal Venture property. "Residents downslope of the region of fissures should heed all Hawaii County Civil Defense messages and warnings", it said. Read More »

Trump Mourns 'Young And Beautiful' Lives 'Destroyed' By Russia Probe

We thought that President Trump had exhausted every angle to attack Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's 2016 election meddling. The odd tweet , written by the president on Sunday, is something of a change of tack from recent messages slamming the probe, which have largely taken aim at Special Counsel Robert Mueller . Read More »

Putin: missile shot down MH17 belonged to the Russian

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The ministry also said that Russian Federation provided the Dutch investigators with overwhelming evidence clearly pointing to the complicity of Ukrainian crews of Buk missile systems in destroying the Boeing airliner. He deplored the downing of MH17 as a "terrible tragedy" and alleged the Ukrainian military's involvement. Moscow neither accepts nor trusts the results of an worldwide investigation [sic] into the MH17 crash as it was not allowed to take part in it, according to the ... Read More »

Israel plans 2,500 new settler homes in West Bank - defence minister

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Israel has always been eyeing Khan Al Ahmar, the last Palestinian outpost in the E1 zone in the West Bank. In its ruling the court said it found "no reason to intervene in the decision of the minister of defense to implement the demolition orders issued against the illegal structures in Khan al-Ahmar". Read More »

May refuses to relax Northern Ireland abortion rules

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DUP leader Arlene Foster said the result of Friday's referendum in the Republic will have "no impact upon the law in Northern Ireland ". Exit polls also showed that nearly every age group backed repeal with the highest percentage of support coming from voters aged 18 to 24 who voted 88 per cent in favor of dropping the constitutional ban. Read More »

Donal Trump orders ZTE to pay $1.3 billion to lift the ban

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On Friday evening, President Donald Trump lashed out at Democratic lawmakers and confirmed the news of the deal on Twitter. White House legislative director Marc Short said on Friday that Ross "would be making that announcement" of a resolution of the ZTE issue. Read More »

European markets are on edge as Italy's government unravels

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While it appeared that Mattarella would have no choice but to confirm the elected government, in the end he decided against it, underscoring his opposition to the coalition's choice of economy minister and his fears that the new government would end by pulling the country out of the Europe Union's common currency, the euro. Read More »

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

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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 »