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Charging Trump was not an option - Robert Mueller

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His comments echoed the findings in his public report. Mueller went on to say that he hoped his brief, 10-minute remarks would be the last he made about the investigation. House Democratic leaders have so far chosen to pursue additional investigations of the Trump administration, but the White House has refused to cooperate , leading Pelosi to say Trump is trying to goad her into impeachment. Read More »

Malaysia Has Just One Sumatran Rhino Left

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Tam, the last male Sumatran rhinoceros in Sabah, died at noon today of old age and organ failure. "Our hearts are filled with sadness as we mourn not only the loss of wildlife, but the loss of a species", WWF wrote . It's not likely to get much better on its own. And then fertility is an added problem. They are the only Asian rhinos with two horns, and are covered in hair. Read More »

Man with knife attacks schoolgirls in Japan; 3 believed dead

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Three adults were also injured, with one of them showing no vital signs, after the incident in Kawasaki city , south of Tokyo , a city official told Reuters. The school is now gathering information as to whether the victims attended the school. "All Americans stand with the people of Japan and grieves for the victims and their families". Read More »

Kushner meets Moroccan king on trip to press US peace plan

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Kushner is accompanied by Jason Greenblatt, Trump's special representative for global negotiations, and Brian Hook, the special USA representative for Iran. "Any economic project without a political solution is selling an illusion", said Arafat Asfour, chairman of the Palestine Trade Center. "The Palestinian Authority does not recognize this conference", Abbas said. Read More »

Kosovo police meet 'armed resistance' in crime sweep of Serb north

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In response to the raids, Serbian President Aleksander Vucic said during a Serbian parliamentary session on Tuesday morning that all Serbian police units, as well as the army, were combat ready to protect Serbs in Kosovo. "This morning, around 6am, special units of the ROSU [Regional Operational Support Unit] stormed in from three directions into the north of Kosovo, into the territory of all four [Serb-majority] municipalities, with the aim of intimidating and provoking panic", Djuric told ... Read More »

Boris Johnson ordered to face court over Brexit 'lies'

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Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has been ordered to appear in court on a charge of misconduct in public office over claims Vote Leave made during the Brexit referendum campaign. Ball, who has led the legal campaign against Johnson, spent more than two years preparing the case, and raised more than $500,000 to fund the action, Huffington Post reported . Read More »

Trump says Roy Moore 'can't win' Senate race, warns of 'devastating' consequences

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Byrne also expressed doubt about whether Moore could win. The president initially supported unusual, but upon losing the primary, Trump deleted all tweets of support for him and shifted his endorsement to Moore. While Moore's former campaign spokesperson didn't confirm the news to TPM, Moore tweeted out the article alongside a quote from Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL), who is running for Jones' seat, suggesting that Byrne is anxious about his potential candidacy. Read More »

British interior minister Sajid Javid launches leadership bid to replace PM May

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UK PM Theresa May to Resign on June 7, Steps Down as Conservative Party Leader . The victor of the contest to be the next Conservative leader will then by default become Britain's prime minister. "Hugely disappointing results - but this is a verdict on our delivery of Brexit". Conservative Party leadership frontrunners, including former foreign minister Boris Johnson, have said they were ready for a so-called "no-deal Brexit", despite warnings that this may put Britain in economic peril. Read More »

Planned Parenthood: Missouri’s last abortion clinic may be forced to close

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Lisa Cox, a spokesperson for The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, told CBS News on Tuesday morning via email that Planned Parenthood's license was "under review", and did not respond to additional questions. Missouri Governor Mike Parson on Friday signed a bill banning abortion beginning in the eighth week of pregnancy, making Missouri one of eight states that have passed anti-abortion legislation this year. Read More »

European trade policy seems smoothing after EU-parliament election

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Manfred Weber , leader of the centre-right European People's Party (EPP), made the statements after the mainstream parties have been challenged by populist parties across Europe , including the UK's Brexit Party. Though it is up to the heads of state and government in the European Council to name a replacement for Juncker as commission president, the choice must be approved by the European Parliament. Read More »

French police arrest 3 suspects over Lyon bomb attack

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Three suspects have been arrested in connection with a parcel bomb detonated in the French city of Lyon on Friday , authorities confirmed to ABC News. The case is being handled as a terrorism investigation given the circumstances of the attack, in which the explosive device used was capable of hitting a large number of people with screws and metal balls. Read More »

North Korea Calls US National Security Advisor John Bolton ‘War Maniac’

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The North Koreans made the statement after Bolton said Pyongyang violated United Nations resolutions by conducting missile tests earlier this month and sanctions against the country should remain. Talks between Washington and Pyongyang have been deadlocked since the collapse of a summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi in February when they failed to agree a deal on denuclearisation. Read More »

Dayton Recovering From Severe Damage After Tornadoes Sweep Through Ohio

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The Ohio Department of Transportation asked drivers to avoid Interstate 75 north of downtown Dayton because of debris scattered on the highway. More than 70,000 customers were without power in OH early Tuesday and officials say the weather service will be conducting damage surveys for the next few days in the areas of Celina, New Madison, Laura, Dayton and Laurelville. Read More »

European elections 2019: Power blocs lose grip on parliament

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In neighbouring France , the Europe Ecologie-Les Verts party placed third, while the Greens in Ireland were set to have representation in the EU Parliament after a 20-year absence. "They will continue to shout impotently from the side-lines of the European Parliament and have little influence on legislation". Elsewhere, France's leftist parties are a mess, atomized between leaders who refuse to unify into one political movement. Read More »

Rare all-white panda spotted in China — China Focus

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Animals with albinism usually have pink eyes, nails and, on some animals, scales because their blood vessels show through their skin due to its lack of pigment. Albinism does not affect body structure or activities, but it does make an animal easier to spot and more sensitive to direct sunlight, Li Sheng, a Peking University researcher, said in the statement. Read More »

Man killed in shark attack pulled ashore with leg missing

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According to KITV 4 , the man was pulled to shore unconscious by a Jet Ski and received CPR, but died of his injuries. Keller says the victim was missing his left leg from the knee down and skin was torn from his wrist. They remained in place until Sunday. The last fatality was a 65-year-old woman snorkeling at Ahihi Kinau Bay on April 29, 2015. "At that time if an assessment shows no signs of sharks the signs will come down". Read More »

U.S. Supreme Court avoids abortion question, upholds fetal burial measure

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The Supreme Court is now weighing whether to hear the Indiana's appeal seeking to revive another law that requires women to undergo an ultrasound at least 18 hours before they undergo an abortion . agents at the border can sue in the U.S. The cases are out of Texas and Arizona and will not be argued until at least October, when the new term begins. Read More »

President Trump, Japan’s Abe at odds over North Korea missile tests

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Trump said Japan's purchase of an 105 additional F-35 Lightning II jets (each with a price tag of around $100 million) "will help our nations defend against a range of complex threats in the region and far beyond". Abe said he is willing to do whatever he can to help to reduce escalating tensions between the United States and Iran. President Trump also said he disagrees with the assessment of many experts - as well as his own national security adviser - that the tests violate U.N. Read More »

Conditions needed to end the Sino-US trade war

The major impact will be on the economic system for the two tech giants - USA and China - is done with the trades. The U.S. government's trade blacklist against Huawei comes in the midst of rising pressures between the nation and China. Read More »

At least 35 hurt as tornadoes flatten buildings in Dayton, Ohio

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A tornado warning remained in effect for much of northern IL and northwest in through Monday night. The Ohio Department of Transportation is using snow plows to remove debris off the highway after The National Weather Service confirmed Monday night that a "large and risky tornado" hit near Trotwood, Ohio, outside of Dayton . Read More »

Israel fires rocket at Syria, killing one soldier

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The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) took out a Russian-made anti-aircraft battery in Syria on Monday night after an Israel Air Force (IAF) fighter jet was sacked on from the position earlier in the day. "In response, we targeted the Syrian launcher that was responsible for firing it". In March, US President Donald Trump signed a declaration recognizing the Golan Heights as part of Israel, but the move sparked harsh worldwide condemnation. Read More »

Japanese passenger dies during flight after ingesting 246 packets

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The man, named as Udo "N" , died of cerebral edema before the plane landed on Friday (local time). An autopsy found the man had swallowed 246 small packets containing cocaine. Mexico's federal authorities will take over the subsequent investigation. Swallowing drugs, despite its hazards, is one way smugglers use to transport narcotics due to the ability to bypass security systems and screening processes. Read More »

Samsung may gain from Huawei's plight in ongoing trade war

President Trump says Huawei could be included in a U.S. Huawei would rather not give up on the benefits of a fully-fledged Android phone, but at the same time, with the USA trade blacklist being on the cards for some time, it had to work on its own solution to prepare for the worst. Read More »

Latest Poll Shows New Elections Would Strengthen Likud, Right-Wing Bloc

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A 42-day deadline mandated by law to announce a new government expires on Wednesday, and President Reuven Rivlin can then assign the task to another legislator after consultations with the leaders of political parties. That has put him at odds with United Torah Judaism in the coalition negotiations, a schism that has played well with Lieberman's support base of Russian-speakers - some of them non-Jews under Orthodox criteria who came to Israel under a right of return for anyone claiming at ... Read More »

‘Iran sees no prospect of negotiations with US’

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It follows a U.S. decision earlier this month to send an aircraft carrier strike force and B-52 bombers in a show of force against what Washington's leaders said they believed was an imminent Iranian plan to attack United States assets. Iran has denied any involvement in the attacks. Trump noted that his host Prime Minister Abe is "very close with the leadership of Iran" and implied that relationship might be useful when dealing with Tehran. Read More »

Austrian far-right party likely to back motion to oust chancellor

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The star among Europe's conservatives, known for his hard line on immigration, looked unassailable just two weeks ago. Kurz now heads a caretaker administration in Vienna that he hopes to use as a springboard to re-election. Prosecutors in Vienna said they are investigating the video "in multiple directions". Despite the scandal, Kurz's People's Party (OVP) won a larger share of support in the European ballot than in Austria's parliamentary election of 2017, while the SPO's share of the ... Read More »

Ireland votes by large margin to liberalise divorce laws

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Just over 82 percent of voters endorsed removing a requirement that couples be separated for four of the previous five years before they can divorce. After the referendum in 1995 divorce was legalised in Ireland, but voters will go to the polls again on Friday 24 May to vote on reducing the four-year wait for divorce to two years. Read More »

Saudi Arabia's Jizan airport targeted by Yemeni forces

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A Houthi leader said on Sunday the group resumed drone attacks deep inside Saudi Arabia this month in response to what he called the coalition's spurning of "peace initiatives" by the rebels. and Iran . He said the Houthis had unilaterally withdrawn from three Red Sea ports and he accused the Saudi-led coalition of failing to reciprocate. Read More »

United States groups sue Alabama over ‘extreme’ abortion ban

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A United States federal judge Friday blocked Mississippi's strict abortion law which would have banned the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy. Wade might be challenged and eventually overturned. Governors in Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio and Georgia have approved bans on abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can happen as early as the sixth week of pregnancy. Read More »

Malawi orders partial recount in presidential election

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Final results of Malawi's presidential elections will be delayed, the electoral commission (MEC) said on Saturday after the high court ordered a review of the polls following opposition allegations of tampering. The result has triggered criticism from the MCP, with Publicity Secretary Maurice Munthali saying the results were not a "genuine reflection of the will of the people of Malawi". Read More »

China says any US trade talks must be based on `mutual respect`

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Apple is my teacher [and] it is advancing in front of us. This blacklist has triggered a chain reaction of response from U.S. companies and allies in compliance with the ban. Backing out of American suppliers will force it to devise own operating systems and chips for the smartphones. The Commerce Department has accused Huawei of being an arm of the Chinese government, saying it is "engaged in activities that are contrary to USA national security or foreign policy interest". Read More »