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Led airstrike reportedly kills 17 Afghan police officers ‘by mistake’ Led airstrike reportedly kills 17 Afghan police officers ‘by mistake’
- May 18, 2019

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Saudi Newspaper Urges 'Surgical' Strikes on Iran
- May 18, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he hoped the U.S. was not heading to war with Iran as he met with Switzerland President Ueli Maurer, whose nation has served as a diplomatic conduit between the two countries. Benchmark Brent crude rose to $72 a barrel in trading Wednesday, an increase of over 1%. Saudi Arabia shared the concerns of its fellow Sunni Muslim ally that Shi'ite Iran has for a long time been undermining stability in the region, Gargash said, and the US ... (more...)
Sudan protesters vow to press on after talks suspended Sudan protesters vow to press on after talks suspended
- May 18, 2019

The suspension came after at least eight people were reported wounded by gunshots near a sit-in in the capital, shortly before decisive talks were to be held between the ruling military council and the protest leaders on a transitional governing body. (more...)
Saudi Arabia blames Iran for ordering pipeline attack as coalition strikes Sanaa Saudi Arabia blames Iran for ordering pipeline attack as coalition strikes Sanaa
- May 17, 2019

There has been a marked increase in U.S. On a visit to Tokyo, Mohammad Zarif defended Iran's right to respond to the US pullout from the nuclear deal a year ago and the imposition of sanctions. "There's been no increased threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq and Syria", he said according to the FT. Referring to the embassy and the USA consulate in Erbil, it said "normal visa services at both posts will be temporarily suspended". (more...)
Trump pardons ex-media mogul Conrad Black Trump pardons ex-media mogul Conrad Black
- May 16, 2019

Black spent more than three years in prison, getting out in 2012, and was then deported to Canada and barred from entering the USA for 30 years. Black - who gave up his Canadian citizenship when he became a member of Britain's House of Lords - was deported from the United States in 2012 after being released from a Florida prison . (more...)
U.S. Orders 'Nonemergency' Government Employees To Leave Iraq U.S. Orders 'Nonemergency' Government Employees To Leave Iraq
- May 16, 2019

On Wednesday, the USA ordered non-essential government staff to leave Iraq over what it said is an increased threat of attack. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that the USA must avoid war with Iran, and she declared the White House has "no business" moving toward a Middle East confrontation without approval from Congress. (more...)
De Blasio Holds Campaign-Style Rally In Trump Tower De Blasio Holds Campaign-Style Rally In Trump Tower
- May 16, 2019

Holding signs that read "Failed Mayor", "Trump 2020", and "Worst Mayor Ever", the pro-Trump hecklers traveled up and down the escalators behind the stage, booed, shouted "You suck!" and managed to raise enough of a ruckus to force the mayor to yell out his radical green talking points, while his supporters at times tried to answer the hecklers with their own chants and whistles. (more...)
US suspends all flights to Venezuela US suspends all flights to Venezuela
- May 16, 2019

The move was ordered by the US Department of Transportation on Wednesday, saying unrest appeared to be taking place around airports and threatened the safety of crews. But domestic airlines, including Laser Airlines and Avior Airlines, had been offering services to Miami. The National Assembly has come under increasing pressure from Maduro since the opposition appealed in vain for a military uprising April 30. (more...)
Trapped in machinery, Nebraska farmer amputates his own leg Trapped in machinery, Nebraska farmer amputates his own leg
- May 16, 2019

The entire ordeal lasted about five minutes, but Kaser sounded sanguine about it and the loss of the bottom half of his leg. Then, the gruesome solution: "I had my pocket knife in my pocket. "When I was cutting it, the nerve endings I could feel them just ping every time I'd start sawing around that pipe and all at once it went and let me go so I got the heck out of there". (more...)
China to Emerge Victorious From Trade War With US - Foreign Ministry China to Emerge Victorious From Trade War With US - Foreign Ministry
- May 16, 2019

The Trade Partnership Worldwide study found that the USA faces a net loss of more than 2.2 million jobs if all tariffs continue and cause a sales decline. However, the talks aimed at resolving the conflicts broke down. Many thought the week would mark a significant step toward ending the US-China trade war, but neither leaders could agree on the negotiation text being used for the potential trade pact. (more...)
Window Washers Rescued from Dangling Scaffold Above 50-Story Skyscraper in Oklahoma Window Washers Rescued from Dangling Scaffold Above 50-Story Skyscraper in Oklahoma
- May 16, 2019

Oklahoma City Fire tweeted this morning: "Dangerous situation at Devon Tower". Video footage shared on Twitter shows the lift being whipped back and forth uncontrollably, hitting the building and breaking windows, causing glass to fall onto Sheridan Avenue below. (more...)
PG&E gets official blame for deadly Camp Fire PG&E gets official blame for deadly Camp Fire
- May 16, 2019

The wind-driven fire, dubbed the Camp Fire, erupted in the drought-parched Sierra foothills 280 kilometres north of San Francisco in November 2018 and raced with little warning through the town of Paradise , incinerating much of that community. (more...)
The Heat: US - Russia Diplomacy Pt 1 The Heat: US - Russia Diplomacy Pt 1
- May 16, 2019

Pompeo warned Russian Federation not to meddle in the United States presidential election next year, calling on Moscow "to demonstrate that these types of activities are a thing of the past". German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Berlin "still regards this nuclear agreement as the basis for Iran not having any nuclear weapons in the future and we regard this as existential for our security". (more...)
Dead, 1 Missing After Alaska Floatplanes Collide Dead, 1 Missing After Alaska Floatplanes Collide
- May 16, 2019

The flight, sold through Princess Cruises, was returning from a tour of Alaska's Misty Fjords and was carrying 10 passengers and a pilot. The floatplanes collided under unknown circumstances, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said in an email to The Associated Press . (more...)
Facebook finally takes steps to limit abusive live streamers Facebook finally takes steps to limit abusive live streamers
- May 15, 2019

In coming weeks, he said those blocked users will also be prevented from creating ads on Facebook . The decision puts the United States at odds with US tech companies including Facebook and Google, which are expected to support the effort. (more...)