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China Is 'DREAMING' of Biden Winning 2020 US Presidential Election

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Biden earlier accused Trump of breaking the USA political system, stressing that the system "is being undermined by our president to continue to abuse the power of the office". Zichal said she is gathering policy advice on Biden's behalf from experts including former Obama Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Frank Verrastro, head of the energy and national security program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Read More »

Woman, 81, Meets Mother, 103, For First Time

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She said she finally met up with her mother last month after travelling to Scotland . A genealogist tracked her down in Scotland after hearing Ms Macken on the radio making a plea for help tracing her mother. She told RTE since she went on the trip, she will "never be able to come down off the cloud". Ms Macken said she has been so happy since coming home from the trip to Scotland that she has not done any work in the house since. Read More »

Kidnap claim unravels: Baby thrown down hill, mom charged

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The infant had apparently been tossed into a ravine that officials believe had a 50 to 75-foot drop. The baby, whose first name is Shaylie, was taken to a hospital and is reportedly in "very good condition", according to Henderson County Sheriff Lowell Griffin. Read More »

Maleah Davis' stepfather, Darion Vence, taken into custody - Story | KSAZ

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Vence told police that he, Maleah and his 1-year-old son were driving to George Bush Intercontinental Airport in north Houston to pick up Maleah's mother, Brittany Bowens, on May 4. CNN affiliate KTRK aired an image from the camera that purportedly shows Vence carrying a laundry basket with a dark garbage bag. "Both of the dogs reacted to the trunk of the silver Nissan that the defendant had driven and that the blue laundry basket was recovered from, indicating that the dogs were ... Read More »

Iran under the shadow of war as risks mount | Ali Alfoneh

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In an era when the American capital is full of surprises, this search for monsters beyond the country's boundaries is one of the most startling departures from form, especially as the crises dreaded by the opponents of Mr. "Iran has large reserves of copper-the second largest in the world by some estimates-which is used for reduced‐visibility treatments in missiles to protect them from detection and interception". Read More »

The War in Yemen: Houthi rebels start withdrawing from Hudaida

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Two ships were docked at the port and operations were running normally, said the witness who was at the facility. United Nations teams were overseeing the Houthi movements at the ports, the witness added. The withdrawal was a "show" meant to "disinform the global community", he added. The U.N. -brokered deal was vague on who would control Hodeida's strategic ports after the sides withdraw, saying a "local force" would take over without specifying further. Read More »

UAE says 4 ships targeted by ‘sabotage’ off its east coast

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Emirati officials declined to elaborate on the nature of the sabotage on Sunday, or say who might have been responsible. One of the two vessels was on its way to pick up crude for delivery to the U.S. The U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, which oversees the region, did not immediately offer comment. Fujairah's port is located about 140km from the Strait of Hormuz, through which one-third of all oil at sea is traded. Read More »

Trump's lawyer cancels visit to Kyiv, meeting with Zelensky

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The news came hours after Trump had told Politico in an interview that he planned to speak with Giuliani about the trip . Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill also chimed in with criticism of the proposed trip. Biden Jr.'s son in a gas company owned by a Ukrainian oligarch", - the report added. Within a year of the prosecutor's removal, Ukraine's new prosecutor general dismissed the case against the company, Burisma Holdings, a natural gas company controlled by one of Ukraine's ... Read More »

Pompeo heads to Russia as US diplomacy turns schizophrenic

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The top U.S. diplomat will meet Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi to "discuss the full range of bilateral and multilateral challenges", the State Department said. "We are not going to solve these issues overnight, but we have to be engaging to create opportunities for progress", the official said, pointing to talks on North Korea, Afghanistan , and counterterrorism as successes so far. Read More »

Gunmen attack Catholic church in Burkina Faso; 6 killed

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The attacks started in the north of the country before targeting the capital Ouagadougou and other regions, notably the east of the country. "Towards 9.00 am, during mass , armed individuals burst into the Catholic church ", the mayor of Dablo, Ousmane Zongo, told AFP . Read More »

Florida Gov. Signs Bill Allowing Armed Teachers for Classroom Defense

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The law expands the Guardian Program created a year ago which allowed non-teaching school staff to be trained to carry guns on campus. Florida's Republican Gov. The original program allowed faculty and staff, but not classroom teachers, to receive firearms training and eventually the ability to carry on campus. Read More »

Venezuela crisis: Guaido seeks United States military cooperation

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Party head Carlos Prosperi says security forces towed the vehicle away with the lawmaker still inside. The country's top court this week accused 10 legislators in the opposition-run legislature of treason for participating in a failed April uprising against Maduro's government, and security forces on Wednesday arrested the second-highest ranking legislator, Edgar Zambrano, who has been transferred to a jail at the Fuerte Tiuna military base in Caracas , according to a statement by the ... Read More »

McConnell: Trump Jr. Subpoena Shouldn't Concern President

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Trump Jr.is the first known member of the president's immediate family to face a subpoena over Russian Federation testimony. Lying to a congressional committee could be a crime, and Senate intelligence members are likely interested in finding out whether Trump Jr. Read More »

What to buy in all-out trade war with China

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USA and Chinese negotiators are to resume trade talks Thursday. At the White House , Trump said he'd received "a attractive letter" from Chinese President Xi Jinping and he'd "probably speak to him by phone". With the trade war entering its second year, the U.S. and China are wrestling with a long list of hot-button issues. That would hit 100% of the toys and sports equipment imported from China to the United States, as well as 93% of the footwear and 91% of textiles and clothing, ... Read More »

Terrorists attack five-star hotel in Gwadar

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He said the "majority" of guests had been evacuated and security forces were engaging the militants. The group, which is fighting for independence for Balochistan province where the hotel is located, said afterwards: "Our fighters have carried out this attack on Chinese and other foreign investors who were staying in PC hotel". Read More »

President Nominates Shanahan for Defense Secretary

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The White House says President Donald Trump will nominate Pat Shanahan as the next secretary of defense. The former Boeing executive has been leading the Pentagon as acting secretary since January 1, a highly unusual arrangement for arguably the most sensitive Cabinet position. Read More »

Iran Guards reject U.S. talks, cleric threatens carrier

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The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and accompanying ships have passed through the Suez Canal and are now in the Red Sea. On May 5, US National Security Adviser John Bolton announced the deployment of a navy strike group headed by USS Abraham Lincoln and a strike aircraft task group to the CENTCOM zone of authority as a signal to Iranian authorities. Read More »

No Hurry to Sign China Deal

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Trump has said he may put new tariffs on another $325 billion in Chinese imports, which could severely disrupt global supply lines and derail an already-slowing world economy. Trump began the standoff because of complaints about unfair Chinese trade practices. As both history and the reality have shown, talks and tussles may be normal for Beijing and Washington to resolve their economic and trade frictions. Read More »

Dozens feared drowned as migrant boat sinks off Tunisia

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An official with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in Tunisia said the smuggling boat was coming from Libya when it sent a distress signal in international waters early Friday (Saturday NZT) off the Tunisian coastal city of Sfax. Read More »

Philippines, US, Japan, India navies sail together in South China Sea

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Lawrence (DDG-110). Captain of the USA destroyer said: "Professional engagements with our allies, partners and friends in the region are opportunities to build upon our existing, strong relationships". This gives us another opportunity to learn from like-minded navies. The region has witnessed the growing influence of Beijing in the waters of South China Sea where China started occupying a number of islets and shoals in 2012 and allegedly constructed artificial islands to ... Read More »

9-year-old MI boy charged with murdering his mother

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Martin said her mother adopted the boy from a mother who had a drug problem, with th biological mother using meth during her pregnancy. She also says she believes her brother wanted to scare their mother, not kill her. 'He shot at my grandkids with the BB gun. "She would do it all over again if she had to, and that's the messed up part", Martin said. Her young son, who has not been named due to his age, was charged with murder the following day. Read More »

North Korea missile test violated United Nations resolutions, says Japan

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Early Thursday morning, the DPRK test-fired two short-range projectiles from its Sino-ri launch site that flew a distance of 260 and 170 miles. Some analysts have said that if the North returns to testing the kind of longer-range banned ballistic weapons that it fired in unusually large numbers in 2017 - when many feared a Washington-Pyongyang stand-off could end in war - it may signal that a frustrated North Korea is turning away from diplomacy. Read More »

Two French commandos killed freeing hostages in West Africa

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The identity of the American and South Korean hostages was not immediately known, but they were both said to be women in a statement form the French presidency. The American, whom Parly said was a woman, was expected to be repatriated separately. The badly disfigured body of their wildlife guide was found shortly afterwards, as well as their abandoned four-wheel Toyota truck. Read More »

House Ways and Means Committee subpoenas Trump's tax returns

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Neal initially invoked Section 6103 (f)(1) of the US tax code, which authorizes the Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means to request and receive information from the I.R.S. Even if House Democrats receive Trump's tax returns, there is still no guarantee they will necessarily be made public. He concluded that the Treasury Department is 'not authorized to disclose the requested returns and return information'. Read More »

Juan Guaidó says he would 'probably accept' USA military intervention in Venezuela

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Intelligence agents used a tow truck to drag the vice-president of parliament, still inside his auto, to the notorious "Helicoide" interrogation centre in Caracas on Wednesday. On Wednesday, the court accused three others of the same crimes. Attorney General Tarek William Saab says the clashes left six people dead. On state television, Diosdado Cabello, the head of the pro-Maduro Constituent Assembly, said that "one of the principal conspirators of the coup" had just been arrested. Read More »

Hollywood producers call for Georgia boycott over abortion law

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This is the opening of Tuesday night's episode of Busy Tonight . Anti-abortion campaigners have intensified their efforts since Donald Trump was elected president and appointed two conservative justices to the US Supreme Court, hopeful they can convince the right-leaning court to re-examine the landmark case, Roe v. Read More »

Meng Wanzhou's Lawyers Call the Arrest "An Unlawful Abuse"

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Lawyers for a senior Huawei executive say they intend to apply for a stay of proceedings in a high-profile extradition case. Fenton said previous comments by Trump that he would intervene in Meng's case if it would help U.S. VANCOUVER-Future court dates for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou were set in a Vancouver court today, and the judge also allowed her to move to one of her homes in a more upscale area. Read More »

Juan Guaido's deputy is 'kidnapped' by Venezuelan agents

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Activists are refusing to leave the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC which they have been occupying since President Nicolas Maduro's diplomats were expelled last month. The U.S. government warns that there will be consequences if he isn't released. The U.S. government has threatened to impose sanctions on all of the court's members. Read More »

What Are Ninja Bombs? Pentagon's New Secret Missiles Kill Target With Blades

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The U.S., like other nations, has previously used concrete bombs-weapons without explosive warheads created to kill using kinetic energy-as a way to avoid collateral damage caused by warheads detonating. The roof of the auto in which al Qaeda chief Ahmad Hasan Abu Khayr al-Masri was killed two years ago. But as concerns about collateral damage from drone strikes mounted, the DOD and Central Intelligence Agency apparently pushed for development of a new Hellfire that takes the term "surgical ... Read More »