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German police shoot knife-wielding man in Berlin Cathedral


The police said the incident was not politically motivated. The iron-domed house of worship is on Museum Island off east Berlin's main Unter den Linden boulevard and close to the Alexanderplatz shopping district. The unnamed suspect was reported to be a 53-year-old Austrian and appeared to be in a "confused state". Both the suspect and the police officer were taken to hospital for treatment. Read More »

UK considering giving N Ireland joint UK, EU status


Reuters reports the latest story carried by The Sun , a British newspaper, citing that the United Kingdom seeks to break the deadlock in the Brexit negotiations by proposing a joint United Kingdom and European Union status to Northern Ireland so that it enables free trade between both of them. Read More »

Giuliani: Trump 'Probably Does' Have The Power To Pardon Himself, But Won't


And ABC News Chief Legal Analyst Dan Abrams and former New Jersey Governor and ABC News Contributor Chris Christie break down the latest in the Mueller investigation, and the president's use of his pardon power. He said Trump is not planning to do so but that he likely could. Instead, he mostly made the president sound very guilty. Critics accused Trump of subverting the rule of law. Read More »

Mattis Slams China's Acts of 'Intimidation and Coercion' in South China Sea


He added there would be "consequences" if China does "not find the way to work more collaboratively with all of the nations who have interest". FILE - Satellite imagery shows the deployment of several new weapons systems, including a J-11 combat aircraft, at China's base on Woody Island in the Paracels, South China Sea, May 12, 2018. Read More »

New Mexico wildfire threatening village doubles in size


There are about 1100 employees on the ranch at this time in preparation for the arrival of boys scout for the summer season. "You can get fed REALLY well", posted the Raton Chamber of Commerce on the Cimarron NM Info Board on Facebook, which was set up by Cimarron village officials to keep people informed regarding the fire. Read More »

Barn fire claims lives of race horses


Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the connections of the horses involved in the Mount Hope Training Center barn fire. "Every time there's news of a barn fire, there's a sickening feeling in the pit of your stomach that horses suffered and died", said Terhune. Read More »

Plane makes safe emergency landing on California street


She made the call to land on the street and ended up at the intersection. A small Cessna made a surprise landing on a street in Huntington Beach on Friday, just half-a-mile from PCH. As the FAA investigates they have not released the pilot's name but both they and the NTSB are expected to respond to questions about the incident in due course. Read More »

Central Berlin ON LOCKDOWN - man shot at city's cathedral

Two ambulances could be seen parked outside its entrance following the incident just after 4pm on Sunday. Police later said that they had shot at a man "rampaging" in the church, and that he had been injured in the leg. The DPA news agency reported that some witnesses had been traumatised and were taken away for psychological counselling. The iron-domed house of worship is on Museum Island off east Berlin's main Unter den Linden boulevard and close to the Alexanderplatz shopping district. Read More »

Singapore to chip in for Trump-Kim summit


Speaking to reporters outside the White House, Trump said it was "a very nice letter" but did not reveal the contents of the letter. Kim Yong Chol once served as a bodyguard to the current leader's father, Kim Jong Il, and was previously chief of the Reconnaissance General Bureau, a North Korean military intelligence agency. Read More »

Trudeau says US steel, tariffs on national security grounds are insulting


Continuing his tirade against Trump , Trudeau rubbished the United States president's claim that it was imposing tariffs on steel and aluminium goods of Canada in order to "protect American national security interests". He says it as a move by U.S. President Donald Trump to secure a new NAFTA deal. Well, they have a $2 billion surplus on steel with us. David MacNaughton, Canada's Ambassador to the USA, pointed out that America runs a trade surplus with Canada's agriculture industry. Read More »

Terrorist Wanted Prince George Killed in Attack


He had also encouraged followers to poison ice cream and attack football stadiums, and was planning his own online magazine offering tips for "lone-wolf attacks". Other targets included the Halloween Parade in NY and railway stations in Australia. He even called on supporters to inject cyanide into produce at grocery stores and poison ice cream. Read More »

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief says alliance won't aid Israel if Iran attacks

NATO's secretary-general says the alliance wouldn't come to Israel's defense in case of attack by arch enemy Iran. Israel's relationship with NATO is defined as a "partnership", and the country has been a member of NATO's Mediterranean Dialogue since it was initiated in 1994, along with six other non-NATO Mediterranean countries: Jordan, Algeria, Egypt, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia. Read More »

Justin Trudeau Says NAFTA Deal Killed by Pence Ultimatum


The administration is taking the action under a relatively obscure USA trade law meant to protect national security . Trade war fears drove Chinese shares lower on Friday, with the Shanghai Composite Index ending down 0.7 per cent. imports, including whiskey, orange juice, steel, aluminium and other products. "Canada is a secure supplier of aluminum and steel to the USA defense industry, putting aluminum in American planes and steel in American tanks", Trudeau said. Read More »

Chuck Schumer, Dems Hit Back at Trump Lawyers' Letter


The meter is running on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the US election. Donald Trump can not have obstructed justice because he is America's top law enforcement officer, his lawyers have argued according to leaked 20-page memo. Read More »

US singled out by G7 over tariffs

Stock prices slumped amid fears of a trade war, with the Dow Jones industrial average falling almost 252 points, or 1 percent, to 24,415.84. "Our businesses will lose customers, workers will lose jobs, and American consumers will lose family income through higher taxes and higher prices". Read More »

Two climbers died this morning after falling from El Capitan

Richards had little specifics but shared, "We still don't know what happened, who these climbers were, where they were from". "Yosemite Park Rangers and Search and Rescue staff responded to El Capitan". "Their identities will be released pending family notification". Last week, a hiker fell to his death while climbing the iconic granite cliffs of Half Dome in rainy conditions. Read More »

Marine Le Pen rebrands Front National in push for support


Le Pen all but kicked off the campaign for European parliamentary elections next year with the move, as she also denounced the "arrogant tyranny" of the European Union and the "European oligarchy barricaded in Brussels". The new name comes a year before European elections, for which Le Pen is hoping to form alliances with other right-wingers, notably Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, to rival Macron's party. Read More »

Puerto Rico deaths spiked after Hurricane Maria, new data show


The data show an increase of 1,244 overall deaths on Puerto Rico in September and October 2017 compared with the same two months the year earlier, and a jump of 1,317 deaths compared with the same two months in 2015. Hurricane Maria caused widespread damage across the USA territory, dramatically affecting infrastructure. Rows of shoes laid out like tombstones were used in a memorial on Puerto Rico to mark the dramatic disconnect between official death figures and a new Harvard estimate ... Read More »

Ex-judge takes oath as Pak caretaker PM


Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi spent a busy last day in the office attending the National Assembly's farewell session, addressing a news conference highlighting his government's achievements at his office and presiding over separate meetings of the Economic Coordination Committee and the Federal Cabinet. Read More »

Kathleen Wynne concedes as Ontario Liberals trail NDP, PCs in polls


Thats why, Wynne says its still important to vote for Liberal candidates, to make sure neither Doug Ford, or Andrea Horwath can form a majority government. Ontario Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne makes a campaign stop at St. Albert Cheese in St. Albert, Ont., on Thursday, May 31, 2018. "The NDP and Liberals are trying to buy our votes with a long list of promise - promises they can't keep - and they come with hefty price tags", Lastman said in a video released Friday by the Ontario PCs. Read More »

"Go To Hell": Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Tells UN Human Rights Expert


Abella said the President would also participate in the business launch and forum organized by the Department of Trade and Industry in the host country. "There are plans to cooperate in environmental protection for both bilateral and multilateral aspects", Abella said. Duterte would also take part in the Philippine Food Festival initiated by the Department of Agriculture and will be held in E-mart, the largest retailer in South Korea. Read More »

Trump says Mueller leaking documents to press on objective


They help underscore the legal battle now underway between the White House and the special counsel. "If Mueller tries to subpoena us, we're going to court", Giuliani told ABC News . "He also has Constitutional authority to direct the Justice Department to open or close an investigation, and, of course, the power to pardon any person before, during, or after an investigation and/or conviction". Read More »

Mattis accuses China of 'intimidation and coercion' in South China Sea

A Chinese general has defended South China Sea deployments and policy, slamming "irresponsible" comments and interference in internal affairs by US Defense Secretary James Mattis , who accused Beijing of intimidating its neighbors. He said Washington would continue to provide defence equipment and services to Taiwan and oppose any effort to alter the status quo. "The U.S. will continue to pursue a constructive, results-oriented relationship with China, cooperating when possible and ... Read More »

Brexit: UK ‘has two weeks’ to submit border plans


An unnamed UK government official told Reuters news agency on Friday that the UK could propose joint EU-UK jurisdiction in Northern Ireland to allow for unrestricted free trade with the Republic of Ireland , an EU member state, and the rest of the UK. Read More »

China warns U.S. no deal if tariffs go ahead


Ross did not speak to reporters in the lobby of his Beijing hotel on Saturday afternoon. If the U.S. moves forward with sanctions, "all the economic and trade achievements negotiated by the two parties will be void", Xinhua state news agency said in a statement. Read More »

U.S. military actions killed almost 500 civilians in Trump's first year


It noted that a total of 499 persons were killed and 169 injured and cautioned that " more than 450 reports of civilian casualties from 2017 remained to be assessed", and indication the overall total could increase. The only comparable figures released by former President Barack Obama came in 2016, when he signed an executive order requiring the government to release figures for civilian casualties caused by US airstrikes meant to target combatants in non-war zones. Read More »

Hunt for missing MH370 flight ends in mystery


Ocean Infinity sent the multi-purpose offshore vessel Seabed Constructor to search the area on a no cure, no pay basis worth $70 million. "We have come to a stage where we can not keep searching for something we can not find", Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told reporters Wednesday. Read More »

Senior North Korean envoy delivers Kim's letter to Trump


The ceremonial arrival represents a propaganda coup for a regime that has endured decades of isolation, and raises the possibility that the summit between Trump and Kim Jong-un will go ahead in Singapore on 12 June or soon after. "Well, this was a very good meeting". During the upcoming Japan-U.S. summit, Abe is expected to call on Trump to bring up the abduction issue in his meeting with Kim. Read More »

Colorado State University lowers hurricane season prediction to 'near average'


This is opposite to the pattern that would enhance the development of tropical storms and hurricanes (lower surface pressure, rising air and converging surface winds). Hurricane season ends November 30, with the peak usually occurring in September. A closely watched hurricane forecast provided some good news on a stormy Thursday, despite last week's premature start to hurricane season. Read More »