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Top court paves way for same-sex marriage in Taiwan

Top court paves way for same-sex marriage in Taiwan But it's not necessarily going to be smooth sailing, as legalising same-sex marriage isn't the same as giving the LGBTQ community in Taiwan completely equal rights to heterosexual couples. After the ruling declared that same-sex marriage would, indeed, be legal, people in the crowd started to applaud. The Democratic Progressive Party, Mínzhǔ Jìnbù Dǎng , took control of Parliament a year ago an... [Full Article...]

PM says Trump visit to Western Wall 'destroys UNESCO's propaganda'

PM says Trump visit to Western Wall 'destroys UNESCO's propaganda' According to the Palestinian Ma'an news agency, the USA leader's words were interpreted in Gaza as " a blanket condemnation of all forms of Palestinian resistance ". He will close his ambitious first foreign trip at a pair of summits in Brussels and Sicily, where his reception from European leaders may be less effusive than his welcome in Israel and Saudi Arabia, his opening stop on the trip. [Full Article...]

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies need 'to pay their fair share

Trump, in addition to partaking in the traditional pomp of the summit being held in a picturesque Sicilian town perched above the Mediterranean Sea, also held one-on-one meetings with the leaders of Japan, the United Kingdom and Germany. "There was only a little hope of US-Russia normalization and constructive dialogue after his election", Bychkov noted. And at home, one Democratic leader calle... [Full Article...]

World leaders condemn Manchester Arena terror attack

World leaders condemn Manchester Arena terror attack A Tory source said the prime minister's campaign for the June 8 election is being suspended. "This apparent act of terrorism, targeting a concert attended by thousands of teenagers and young people, is an inexplicable and abhorrent assault on our universal values as human beings", Mr Cuomo said in a statement. [Full Article...]

25 killed, dozens missing after Sri Lanka mudslide

Government workers have had their leaves canceled, he said, adding that he had asked rescue and aid organizations to stay alert for the next 72 hours. The monsoon has caused over 60,000 people to flee their homes in southern and western Sri Lanka in addition to more than 2,000 who were evacuated to safer locations, according to the official Disaster Management Center (DMC). [Full Article...]

Russian Amb. said Kushner wanted secret communications backchannel

Russian Amb. said Kushner wanted secret communications backchannel Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are also investigating Michael Flynn , who served as national security adviser for 24 days before being fired over undisclosed meetings with Mr Kislyak, and Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chairman. [Full Article...]

Awkward moment when Trump pushes a prime minister at NATO conference

Awkward moment when Trump pushes a prime minister at NATO conference Mr Trump has previously voiced strong support for last year's referendum vote saying he believed the United Kingdom would be better off out and predicted other nations would follow suit. "The Germans are bad, very bad", he said during a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, EU Council head Donald Tusk and other senior officals in Brussels , the news magazine's online... [Full Article...]

Rodrigo Duterte warns of 'contamination' by ISIS

Military officials said Malaysians and Indonesians were among six killed on Thursday in battles that have raged for four days in Marawi City , where the army has been trying to flush out rebels of the Maute and Abu Sayyaf armed groups, which are linked to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ( ISIL , also known as ISIS). [Full Article...]

Leery of North Korea, US plans first test of ICBM intercept

Leery of North Korea, US plans first test of ICBM intercept The Associated Press notes that missile intercept technology has a "spotty track record", having succeeded in just 9 of 17 attempts since 1999. North Korea may very well be beyond using launchpads, as its recent missile tests have taken off from mobile launchers, many of which have tank-like treads to allow it to fire from hidden locations in the wilderness. [Full Article...]

Trump's Pushy Approach Toward NATO Shows Member Countries Who Is Boss

And Stoltenberg said later that Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and other US officials have stated clearly their assurances. The act was being widely denounced online. Following the talks, European Council president Donald Tusk said he and the US president agreed on a need to combat terrorism but some differences loomed large. [Full Article...]

Seventh person arrested in Manchester Arena attack

Police have since made several arrests in connection with the sickening attack as they hunt down Abedi's gang of terror fanatics. Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to confront President Donald Trump about these leaks when the two meet at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels today. [Full Article...]

British police make 10th arrest in Manchester bombing probe

British police make 10th arrest in Manchester bombing probe President Donald Trump says he is deeply troubled by leaks to US media about the Manchester bombing investigation in Britain and promises an investigation. Ramadan Abedi had earlier claimed his son was innocent, saying: "We don't believe in killing innocents. In any case, the links with Daesh are proven", he said, using a term for Islamic State . [Full Article...]

Hormel Foods Corp (HRL) Trading Down 0.1% Following Weak Earnings

Jennie-O, a wholly owned subsidiary of Austin-based Hormel Foods Corp ., started construction on the 300,000-square-foot facility earlier this month and plans to finish by early 2019. It looks like Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL ) had an excellent day at the stock market, with its price going up by 0.54%, to 35.4. The EPS growth for the last 5 years is at 13.50% while the predicted EPS gro... [Full Article...]

Philippines' leader warns of 'contamination' by Islamic State

Philippine military spokesman Brigadier-General Restituto Padilla said six foreign fighters are believed to have been killed in the Marawi fighting, including Malaysians, Indonesians, and another nationality which he did not specify. The army sent about 100 soldiers, including USA -trained special forces, to retake buildings and streets in mainly Muslim Marawi City held by militants of the... [Full Article...]

Europeans making sales pitch to Trump on climate accord

Europeans making sales pitch to Trump on climate accord Coal, meanwhile, generated 30.4 per cent of US electricity past year, the US Energy Information Administration reported . The fact is, America's global leadership will not be harmed by exiting the agreement - an agreement we arguably never fully opted into in the first place. [Full Article...]

'Beheaded' police chief safe amid clashes in besieged Philippines city

The CPP said that "with these stringent policies, Duterte is demonstrating that under his martial law, everyone is a suspect until they can prove otherwise". Bishop Edwin de la Peña of Marawi Prelature who received a call from an IS militant also said the kidnappers were demanding a "unilateral ceasefire from the military to allow them passage out of Marawi". [Full Article...]

Mattis: Militia hit by United States strike in Syria Iran-directed offensive force

Mattis: Militia hit by United States strike in Syria Iran-directed offensive force A USA defense official told Sputnik that the US-led coalition struck the Syrian army near the town of At Tanf in the area of an established safe zone backed by Russia , Iran and Turkey. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov on Friday described the attacks as "unacceptable", which also claimed the lives of civilians. We conducted warning shots. [Full Article...]

Tenth suspect arrested as 'significant' progress made in Manchester attack investigation

Tenth suspect arrested as 'significant' progress made in Manchester attack investigation And early yesterday morning two more men were arrested in Withington. British police on Saturday made two more arrests in connection with the suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester that killed 22 people, bringing the number of suspects in custody to 11. [Full Article...]

Philippines forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags

Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled into t. Military chief of staff General Eduardo Ano said the militants erected Islamic State flags at several locations. " I have always said do not force my hand into it because if I start to declare martial law I will solve all the problems of Mindanao connected with law and order ". [Full Article...]

Former CIA Chief Answering Questions About Russian Meddling

Former CIA Chief Answering Questions About Russian Meddling Former CIA Director John Brennan told House Russia investigators Tuesday that Russia "brazenly interfered" in the U.S. elections, including actively contacting members of President Donald Trump's campaign - but he stopped shy of dubbing it "collusion". [Full Article...]


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