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US, China dig in heels on Huawei as tech war intensifies

US, China dig in heels on Huawei as tech war intensifies Mr Trump also wants to cut America's trade deficit with China , which he says is hurting USA manufacturing. However, the shoemakers and retailers say that while they have been moving their sourcing away from China: "Footwear is a very capital-intensive industry, with years of planning required to make sourcing decisions, and companies can not simply move factories to adjust to these changes". [Full Article...]

Iran Revolutionary Guards commander: United States 'won't dare attack' country

Iran Revolutionary Guards commander: United States 'won't dare attack' country A senior commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guards, Rashid's words on Wednesday come as war tensions continue to rise between the country and the United States. Oman played a crucial role in bringing Iranian and USA negotiators together for preliminary talks that ultimately led to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal with major powers including the United States. [Full Article...]

Migrant Child Dies From Common Illness

Migrant Child Dies From Common Illness On May 21, 2019, medical staff at the Centralized Processing Center (CPC) in McAllen, Texas, identified a large number of subjects in custody with high fevers and displaying signs of flu related illness , medical staff are now working to provide all subjects with proper medical treatment. [Full Article...]

Trump, Congress Ask Judge To OK Appeal Deal

Trump, Congress Ask Judge To OK Appeal Deal Nothing good lurks in a Deutsche Bank financial statement. Deutsche Bank has been a major lender to both the Trump Organization and Kushner Companies, which previously was run by Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner , who now is a presidential adviser. [Full Article...]

Pentagon Mulls Sending More Troops to Gulf, Officials Say

Pentagon Mulls Sending More Troops to Gulf, Officials Say US officials said the Iranian threat to USA forces continues even as Iran has pulled back some weapons systems. The New York Times reported May 14 that the top USA defense official had presented an updated military plan to the Trump administration that envisions sending up to 120,000 troops to the Middle East should Iran attack American forces or accelerate work on nuclear weapons. [Full Article...]

USA justice department announces 17 new charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

The department unveiled 17 new charges against Assange accusing him of aiding and abetting Chelsea Manning with stealing secret U.S. files and also recklessly exposing and endangering confidential sources in the Middle East and China who were named in the files. [Full Article...]

NOAA has released its 2019 hurricane season outlook

NOAA has released its 2019 hurricane season outlook Some degree of El Nino is likely, which is marked by slightly warmer than average water near the equator in the Pacific Ocean. Even though hurricane season doesn't begin until next week, Andrea already came and went earlier this week. Weather forecasters have posthumously upgraded last fall's Hurricane Michael from a Category 4 storm to a Category 5. "Preparing ahead of a disaster is the r... [Full Article...]

Trump says he won't work with Democrats on infrastructure, given coverup accusations

Trump says he won't work with Democrats on infrastructure, given coverup accusations He attacked comments made earlier Wednesday by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi , in which she accused the president of a "cover-up". "This whole thing was a takedown attempt at the president of the United States". Just three weeks ago, Mr Trump and the Democrats agreed to spend US$2 trillion (S$2.7 trillion) on roads, bridges and other infrastructure . Democrats said he stormed out of a scheduled m... [Full Article...]

Fugitive promises to surrender because his wanted poster got 15,000 Facebook ‘likes’

Fugitive promises to surrender because his wanted poster got 15,000 Facebook ‘likes’ Simms has four arrest warrants for first-degree failure to appear in court and three warrants for second-degree failure to appear, police said. Before surpassing 15,000 "likes", Simms - who cops suspected was hiding out in NY - even taunted police in the post, commenting: "Dam that's a trash pick of me and only 13800 more likes to go nice job Torrington". [Full Article...]

Climber tops Mount Everest for record 24th time -- and plans 25th

Climber tops Mount Everest for record 24th time -- and plans 25th Forty-nine-year-old Kami Rita Sherpa first broke the world record on May 15th, with his 23rd successful summit, and shattered his own record a week later. They left Monday night and reached the top of the mountain early Tuesday. He had climbed Mount Everest for the very first time in 1994 and he has completed 24 summits to Mount Everest in just 25 years. [Full Article...]

'American Taliban' fighter John Walker Lindh to be released after 17 years

'American Taliban' fighter John Walker Lindh to be released after 17 years Sens. Richard Shelby , R-Ala., and Maggie Hassan , D-N.H., released a joint statement Tuesday expressing concern over his release and demanding more information on steps that will be taken to ensure Lindh is not a threat to public safety. [Full Article...]

Trump spreads false claims about Mueller as Democrats start tightening the screws

Trump spreads false claims about Mueller as Democrats start tightening the screws House of Representatives committees last month. State lawmakers earlier passed a measure that would allow the president's tax returns to be released to congressional committees. The decision in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NY could clear the way for Deutsche Bank and Capital One to hand over the president's financial records to Democrats in the House. [Full Article...]

Michael Avenatti charged with stealing $300,000 from former client Stormy Daniels

Michael Avenatti charged with stealing $300,000 from former client Stormy Daniels The embattled attorney has denied all charges. "As alleged, he blatantly lied to and stole from his client to maintain his extravagant lifestyle, including to pay for, among other things, a monthly vehicle payment on a Ferrari", Berman said . [Full Article...]

US intercepts Russian bombers, fighter jets off the coast of Alaska

US intercepts Russian bombers, fighter jets off the coast of Alaska NORAD said Monday that its early warning system identified the four Tupolev Tu-95 bombers and two Su-35 fighters entering the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone , but noted that the Russian aircraft never entered American or Canadian airspace. [Full Article...]

S. African lawmakers elect Ramaphosa as state president in 1st parliament sitting

S. African lawmakers elect Ramaphosa as state president in 1st parliament sitting The members of parliament then elect the president. Her appointment could help Ramaphosa unite the deeply divided party and quell criticism that he's sidelining members who opposed him. He has been a stickler for process and procedure since he became president previous year, attempting to ensure the integrity of systems and institutions. [Full Article...]

Nike, adidas, ASICS & Others Call Tariffs ‘Catastrophic’ in Letter to Trump

Nike, adidas, ASICS & Others Call Tariffs ‘Catastrophic’ in Letter to Trump However, on 20 May, the US Commerce Department issued a 90-day waiver for Huawei , allowing the company to purchase hardware and software services from US companies for maintenance purposes. Retaliation While China has not said whether or how it may retaliate to the measures against Huawei, state media have taken an increasingly strident and nationalistic tone. [Full Article...]

Trump claims Biden 'deserted' Pennsylvania

Trump claims Biden 'deserted' Pennsylvania Biden, the former vice president and Pennsylvania native who leads his Democratic presidential rivals, is mounting a strong push in the state. "Well, he was. "Like iron filings to a magnet, both will be drawn in the coming days to Pennsylvania , which was key to Trump's victory in 2016 and would be central to nearly any scenario for a Democratic victory in the 2020 presidential campaign", repo... [Full Article...]

Assam Lok Sabha Election Result 2019

Assam Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 In the Karimganj seat, the BJP fielded Kripanath Mallah for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls . BJP's Pragya Singh Thakur leading from Bhopal. As the counting of votes has begun, BJP-led NDA is now leading on 51 seats, Congress-led UPA leading on 20 seats and others are leading on 9 seats. [Full Article...]

Classified Iran Briefings Fail to Unite US Lawmakers on Threats, Response

Classified Iran Briefings Fail to Unite US Lawmakers on Threats, Response While Shanahan says the threat is on hold, it is not completely eliminated. Shanahan gave no further information about what these potential attacks on Americans were or where they would have taken place. Iranian officials said on Monday that they had increased by fourfold the production of low-enriched uranium - although the increase remains for the moment within the restrictions of the deal. [Full Article...]

Deutsche Bank Staff Flagged Trump, Kushner Transactions for Watchdog — NYTimes

Deutsche Bank Staff Flagged Trump, Kushner Transactions for Watchdog — NYTimes Banks sometimes opt not to file suspicious activity reports if they conclude their employees' concerns are unwarranted . The Times said the former Deutsche employees said the lack of action on anti-money laundering experts' recommendations chimed with the bank's weak approach to money laundering laws. [Full Article...]


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