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Belgian PM suffers hearing loss as Princess Astrid fires shot near him

Belgian PM suffers hearing loss as Princess Astrid fires shot near him Michel has been suffering hearing loss since a starter pistol, signalling the beginning of the race, was sacked near his left ear, CNN quoted the Prime Minister's spokesman, Barend Leyts , as saying. A spokesman told the network: "The Prime Minister has to have a number of medical treatments in the 48 hours after the incident". The French-speaking Mr Michel hosted US President Donald Trump ... [Full Article...]

Mueller to make first public appearance since taking over Russia investigation

Mueller to make first public appearance since taking over Russia investigation Trump earlier Monday said that he has "total confidence" in son-in-law Jared Kushner following reports the senior White House adviser tried to establish backchannel communications with Russian Federation during the transition. Mueller has 60 days from his appointment to propose a budget, which would then be approved by Rosenstein and paid out of a special Treasury Department account known as perma... [Full Article...]

Portland man accused of fatal train stabbing has outburst in court

Portland man accused of fatal train stabbing has outburst in court Meche and Best were killed while allegedly trying to defend two women from 35-year-old Jeremy Joseph Christian, who was reportedly threatening them and other passengers with anti-Muslim hate speech. He yelled statements including, "Go home, we need American here", "I don't care if you are ISIS", and "Free speech or die". I took my shirt off and put it on him. [Full Article...]

3 more arrests in Manchester, London tourist sites protected

British police have stopped sharing information on the Manchester suicide bombing with the United States, the BBC reports, because of fears leaks in the American media could hinder a hunt for a possible bomb maker. Police sources say he was captured on security camera video at a store in Manchester, possibly buying the backpack used to carry the device. Theresa May is to confront Donald Tr... [Full Article...]

Spicer Says President Trump's Relationship With Angela Merkel is 'Fairly Unbelievable'

Merkel said that Europe must "take our fate into our own hands" and added that it should step up as a diplomatic player on the worldwide stage. This is while Merkel suggested Monday that Germany and other European countries could no longer rely on the U.S. [Full Article...]

Migrant dinghy catches fire at sea, forcing dramatic rescue

Migrant dinghy catches fire at sea, forcing dramatic rescue The 34 migrants on board, most of whom appear to be wearing life jackets, were forced to quickly abandon ship as the fire rapidly spread from the engine at the rear of the dinghy to the rest of the boat. The Portuguese Air Force coordinated a successful rescue effort that saved the lives of all 34 migrants. . United Nations reports indicate that more than 1,000 migrants have already perished tr... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom police stop sharing Manchester attack info with U.S. after leaks

After a series of police raids in and around Manchester, a total of eight people are in custody in connection with the suicide bombing. The top police official in Manchester, Chief Constable Ian Hopkins, told reporters Wednesday, "It's very clear that this is a network that we are investigating", and that Abedi did not act alone. [Full Article...]

Cyclone Mora strikes Bangladesh; 5 killed

Cyclone Mora strikes Bangladesh; 5 killed The cyclone was expected to weaken in Bangladesh by late morning as it moved inland towards India where authorities have warned of heavy rain in the northeastern states of Tripura , Mizoram , Manipur , Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh . [Full Article...]

Manchester police find valuable items; stop sharing with US

Manchester police find valuable items; stop sharing with US A reported suspicious package in Manchester which British army bomb disposal experts investigated has been deemed safe, police said Thursday. Two more men were arrested today by the United Kingdom police after searches in Manchester in connection with a deadly suicide bombing at a pop concert this week, while a woman arrested last night was released without charges. [Full Article...]

Trump communications aide's exit seen as first shoe to drop

Giving the impression he may not be collaborating with lawmakers of his own party, the president on Tuesday again urged an end to the Senate filibuster rule so his health-insurance and tax-cut proposals can more easily prevail. "And he is probably the best person to communicate that". Trump aides had been hoping to get through the trip before making staffing decisions. He compared the exaggera... [Full Article...]

As US weighs climate pullout, United Nations wants world to be more ambitious

As US weighs climate pullout, United Nations wants world to be more ambitious Instead, Trump is threatening to duck the fight altogether, saying he will decide this week whether the US will remain a signatory to the landmark 2016 Paris climate accord. New markets. Healthier environments. States such as IL, which enacted a Clean Jobs bill to promote energy not derived from fossil fuels, could lead the way. [Full Article...]

'There's a Shark in My Boat!' Fisherman Gets Big Surprise

'There's a Shark in My Boat!' Fisherman Gets Big Surprise A fisherman got a bigger catch than he bargained for when a great white shark jumped into his boat. "Flash Gordon wouldn't have caught me", he said, referring to the athletic science fiction comic book hero of the 1930s. Before feeling a sense of alarm, a 2.7-meter long Great White Shark weighing about 200 kilos emerged from the blue waters and slapped his forearm knocking him on the ground. [Full Article...]

Bryce Harper Starts Massive Brawl During Nationals & Giants Game

The two men do have history though - in the 2014 playoffs, Harper hit two home runs off Strickland. Strickland was eventually dragged away by teammates to the dugout. It was a pretty good pile.' Nationals manager Dusty Baker had no doubt about Strickland's intent. "We were ahead 2-0, two outs and nobody on base. [Full Article...]

Trump criticises Germany after Merkel questioned United States reliability

Mr Trump shot back in his preferred venue of Twitter, saying that the "MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany .will change". "Germany will have to co-operate with the US, whether it wants to or not", he said . The Republican has just returned from his first overseas visit as US President, where he met with the europhile German leader. Her message was also directed at Britain. [Full Article...]

May, Corbyn set out opposing Brexit stances

A television debate on BBC later will see representatives from seven parties facing each other. Labour's Jeremy Corbyn , the man running to oust Theresa May as British prime minister, was unable to say how much his plans to reform childcare would cost as he launched the policy on Tuesday, attracting strong criticism from rivals. [Full Article...]

China funding multibillion-dollar railway in Kenya

China funding multibillion-dollar railway in Kenya A 300-mile China-funded railroad connecting the Kenyan capital of Nairobi to Mombasa, the country's largest port city, is set to launch Wednesday. Kenya Railways had initially announced a Sh900 fare for the economy class and Sh3,000 for the business class. [Full Article...]

'Faceless' fish among weird deep sea creatures found in Australia

'Faceless' fish among weird deep sea creatures found in Australia The "faceless fish" was pulled up from a deep sea abyss off the NSW coast. Bright red spiky rock crabs, puffed-up coffinfish, blind sea spiders and deep sea eels have also been collected since the scientists began their voyage on May 15 in an attempt to understand more about what lurks deep beneath Australian waters. [Full Article...]

Saudi Aramco signs deal with foreign, local firms to build huge shipyard

Saudi Aramco signs deal with foreign, local firms to build huge shipyard Oil and gas services firm Lamprell PLC (LAM.LN) Wednesday proposed a joint venture agreement with Saudi Aramco Development Company, the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) and Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. The government will cover about $3.5 billion of the total cost, with the remainder funded by the joint venture, said Lamprell , which will invest up to $140 million and own 2... [Full Article...]

Australian girl on vacation killed in Baghdad car bomb blast

In the second strike, a suicide bomber blew up a vehicle near Iraq's main pension office, which is close to one of the principal bridges over the River Tigris, said the Baghdad Operations Command. Guterres "reiterates that the United Nations will continue to stand by the government and people of Iraq in their efforts to fight terrorism", the spokesman said. [Full Article...]

Trump pushes for peace between Israel, Palestinians

Trump has handed son-in-law Jared Kushner and longtime business lawyer Jason Greenblatt the assignment of charting the course toward a peace process. "I'm not at peace with any arms race and the huge Saudi purchase for sure doesn't add much to our peace of mind", he said in an interview with Israeli army radio. [Full Article...]


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