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Melania Trump 'had big operation and can't fly for a month'


And so ends one of the silliest episodes in an already rather silly period in history. Possibly the silliest of them all was identified by Snopes , the fact checking website, which. "Mrs. Trump had a successful embolization procedure". Mrs Trump's absence, beginning soon after she announced her initiative to teach kindness to children, sparked all sorts of theories about where she was and what might have happened to her, including that she had moved back to the family's penthouse at ... Read More »

China hacked sensitive US Navy undersea warfare plans


The US Navy didn't immediately respond to a request for confirmation and comment from CNET. Government experts were said to have compromised the computers of a U.S. The initiative, which is shrouded in secrecy, was first launched in 2012. The Chinese have hacked USA military information before. The attack targeted the contractor's unclassified network. Read More »

Trump calls for Russian Federation to be readmitted to G7

The tweets were in part a response to criticism from French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday who said the president's recent moves pulling the USA from the Iran nuclear deal and implementing new trade tariffs have isolated the us on the world stage. Read More »

Woman who stole baby decades ago sentenced to 18 years


Williams apologized to Shanara Mobley, the birth mother, who a day earlier testified that Williams should receive a death sentence. Gloria Williams was sentenced for the kidnapping of Kamiyah Mobley from a hospital in Jacksonville in July 1998. Read More »

USA service member killed, 4 others wounded in Somalia


U.S. Africa Command said in a statement that U.S. troops with Somalian and Kenyan forces came under mortar and small-arms fire Friday in Jubaland, Somalia, at around 2.45 p.m. The official added that there were no plans for Somali forces to leave the combat outpost and that they would maintain a presence there. The attack comes one day after al-Shabaab overwhelmed the Somali National Army's base by the city of Baidoa, the capital of the Southwestern Bay region of Somalia, on June 7. Read More »

Ottawa's mayor congratulates PCs on majority win, thanks Kathleen Wynne

The contest in Canada's industrial and manufacturing heartland became a fight between Ford and the left-leaning New Democratic Party after Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne , premier since 2013, dropped to a distant third in opinion polls. Almost every Liberal cabinet minister was defeated, including Yasir Naqvi, Charles Sousa, Glenn Thibeault, Steven Del Duca, Kevin Flynn, Eleanor McMahon and Chris Ballard. Read More »

President Xi Jinping confers upon Vladimir Putin ‘highest state honour of China’

Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulates Russian President Vladimir Putin after presenting him with the friendship medal in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 8. They have also sought to strengthen the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a regional grouping they created. The other new member state this year is Pakistan, a country India has held numerous exciting discussions with over the years. Read More »

Theresa May: 'Boris has strong views on Brexit but so do I'


The Brexiteer branded the Treasury the " heart of Remain " and claimed Philip Hammond's department was sacrificing the possible benefits of Brexit to avoid short-term problems. But Mr Johnson's outburst shows the extent of the deep divisions within the upper echelons of the Tory party. He stressed that he was not rejecting the United Kingdom prime minister's ideas - but said any "backstop" to prevent a hard Irish border could not be time-limited. Read More »

Hawaii volcano: Kilauea crater rocked by 5.5 magnitude quake


A report from the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaii Volcano Observatory said lava "continues unabated" from Fissure 8, near the most populated area, with lava shooting as high as 200 feet . The entire neighbourhood of Vacationland on Big Island has now been covered in lava. "So if you combine the three of them (Kapoho, Vacationland and Leilani), we're talking about 600 homes", he told reporters. Read More »

YouTube series star found fatally stabbed in Bronx


Fleming played "Tye Banga" on the YouTube crime drama series, "848", which gets tens of thousands of views per episode. When she tried to enter his place, she found him lifeless on the floor, surrounded by blood. He loved his kids and his family". While the New York Police Department has begun its investigation into possible suspects and motives, Fleming's family members and friends had nothing but positive things to say about him-describing him as a good man, a hard worker, and a good ... Read More »

Mueller charges Manafort's right-hand man Konstantin Kilimnik


The court filings accuse Manafort, Gates, and Kilminik of engaging "in a multi-million dollar lobbying campaigning" at the direction of Viktor Yanukovych, the former Russia-aligned Ukrainian president from 2006 until 2014. He has pleaded not guilty to charges related to his failure to disclose his USA lobbying work for a foreign government and to bank fraud and other financial crimes. Read More »

Trump's late arrival at G7 puts meeting with Macron on hold

That's why he sees it as such a great and brilliant victory that he pulled us out of a series of worldwide agreements: the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Paris Climate Accord, the Iran nuclear agreement. That resulted in the an overall $8.4 billion surplus in goods and services with Canada in 2017, according to the U.S. Trade Representative's office . Read More »

Trade spat looms as Trump heads for hostile G7

Even Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and France's President Emmanuel Macron , who had tried to forge friendships with the unpredictable USA leader, made it clear that they would prefer no consensus to a climb down on trade. "It used to be the G8, because Russian Federation was in it, and now Russia's not in it", said Trump, speaking to White House reporters before leaving Washington . Read More »

Toronto Crack Mayor's Brother Wins Ontario Election


The Canadian Broadcasting Corp projected that Ford's party would win the majority of seats in the provincial legislature, giving Ford broad powers to pass legislation. Supporters of Andrea Horwath's NDP Party wait with bated breath for Ontario election results from the orange headquarters in Hamilton, Ont. on Thurs. Read More »

G7 leaders meet amid fear of a global trade war

Macron launched the offensive on Thursday at a joint news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In today's postings, Trump says he is heading to Canada for G7 talks that will mostly centre on the longtime, unfair trade practices aimed at the United States. Read More »

Secret Obama deal let Iran briefly convert money to dollars


What's more, they dismissed the report as another example of a faulty approach to Iran policy by Republicans and by President Donald Trump, who last month withdrew the USA from the landmark 2015 nuclear accord. "Sanctions are a vital foreign policy tool, and the US government should never work to actively undermine their enforcement or effectiveness", said a statement from Portman. Read More »

Melania Trump First Official Look Following Surgery


Last month, the National Football League announced it will allow players to remain in the locker room while the anthem plays but will fine players and other personnel on the field who "do not stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem". Read More »

Alligator drags woman walking her dogs into pond in Florida


But when she looked back, the woman was gone and the dogs were still there, one of which had a fresh wound. Broward County Animal Care officers and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have also arrived at the scene. The park is surrounded by homes. Florida was the scene of a fatal alligator attack in June 2016. According to the wildlife commission, the likelihood of a Florida resident being seriously injured during an unprovoked alligator incident in Florida is roughly only ... Read More »

Kaepernick expected to subpoena Trump, Pence


Robert Mueller's team has been reported to be considering a subpoena for Donald Trump for months, but there's a chance a football player may beat Mueller to the punch. This one lifts me'. 'I think that's good, ' Trump said of the policy in an interview with 'Fox & Friends.' 'I don't think people should be staying in the locker rooms, but still I think it's good. Read More »

Inspector general report says James Comey defied authority, chastises Loretta Lynch


The Justice Department's watchdog report says former FBI Director James B. Comey defied authority and it chastises former Attorney General Loretta Lynch for her handling of the Clinton email probe, according to ABC News . The hearing is titled, "Examining the Inspector General's First Report on Justice Department and FBI Actions in Advance of the 2016 Presidential Election". Read More »

GOP Senators Want To Limit Trump's Power On Trade


Speaking to reporters , Nelson says McConnell's real intent is to block Democrats in competitive elections from hitting the campaign trail. The lawmakers will get a vacation for the first week of August and will be expected to work the rest of the month. Read More »

Mom, boyfriend sentenced in boy’s ‘beyond animalistic’ death


The boy's mother, Pearl Sinthia Fernandez , was sentenced to life in prison for her role in the death of her son, Gabriel. Her boyfriend Isauro Aguirre is seen left in an orange jumpsuit on Thursday. The prosecutor has two young children and has said that the case hit close to home. In a statement, District Attorney Jackie Lacey said the case "showed how evil cannot only inflict lasting damage to those who loved Gabriel but our society as well". Read More »

Israeli Forces Kill Yet Another Tamimi Family Member


Avichay Adraee, the Arabic-language spokesperson for the IDF, tweeted on Thursday. An IDF spokesman confirmed on Twitter that they did indeed shoot a Palestinian man, who was confronting soldiers with 10 others, while they were conducting an arrest in the village northwest of Ramallah . Read More »

Wynne resigns as Ontario Liberal party leader


Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford capped an improbable rise to power Thursday, winning the Ontario election with a majority government and banishing Kathleen Wynne's Liberals into political oblivion after nearly 15 years in office. Read More »

Guatemala toll hits 109, rescue suspended


The agency said seven of the latest victims were in a temporary morgue installed close to the impact zone, in the now-devastated community of San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, south of the capital Guatemala City. The United States announced it was sending emergency aid, including financial resources, to help meet food, water and sanitation needs. Six children who have been burned by the volcanic eruption in Guatemala are at Shriners Hospital in Galveston receiving treatment. Read More »

Austria to expel clerics in crackdown on political Islam


Austria's recent decision to shut down seven mosques and expel a number of imams aims to "marginalize Muslim communities in Europe", Turkish Presidential spokesman İbrahim Kalın stated on June 8. ATIB itself condemned the photos at the time, calling it a "highly regrettable" event and saying it was "called off before it had even ended". Kalin, the spokesman for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, suggested the decision was part of efforts to "normalise Islamophobia and racism", which he ... Read More »

Trump says he's considering pardon for Muhammad Ali

Ali refused to enter the military during the Vietnam War, declaring himself a conscientious objector. Ali successfully appealed to the US Supreme Court, which overturned the conviction in 1971 when it found the Department of Justice had improperly told the draft board that Ali's stance wasn't motivated by religious beliefs. Read More »

Thousands flee as Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire erupts again


However, the prospects of finding any more survivors was poor, he said. Bulldozers and heavy machinery clearing the ash is even visible in the images. But the life they knew was gone. A lucky few, like retiree Pantaleon Garcia, was able to load his grandchildren into the back of a pickup with a jug of water and some food, to go to stay with relatives in another town. Read More »

Orlando family gets alligator surprise while using backyard Slip 'n Slide


The real alligator was just metres away. Oblivious to the danger, Ms Mojica continues her (now ironic) commentary: 'Wrangling gators. And if you happened to spot it the first time, then kudos to you. "They say they are afraid". The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has warned that in warm temperatures, the state's estimated 1.3million gators become more active - and should be treated with 'caution and respect'. Read More »