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Mideast Turmoil Complicates Arab Support for Trump Peace Plan

Mideast Turmoil Complicates Arab Support for Trump Peace Plan Around 80 percent of Israelis supported Israel's actions in that war, said Dahlia Scheindlin, a Tel Aviv-based public opinion expert. The meeting also called on the global community to immediately intervene to ensure the worldwide protection of Palestinian civilians from the crimes of the Israeli occupation forces and to demand that the Security Council enforces its relevant resolutions to p... [Full Article...]

Riau police thwart attempt to conduct terror attack

Riau police thwart attempt to conduct terror attack National police spokesman Insp. Media were at the station to cover a press conference about a drug bust when the attack happened. However, he declined to comment further about the raid, saying the police were still investigating the case. A bomb also accidentally exploded inside an apartment block in nearby Sidoarjo on Sunday. It was not clear if Wednesday's attack was linked to the earlier inci... [Full Article...]

Was an Oklahoma Woman Killed By a Pack of Small Dachshunds?

Was an Oklahoma Woman Killed By a Pack of Small Dachshunds? The rest of the pets, which were predominantly a standard dachshund breed, were taken to Ardmore Animal Shelter where they were later euthanised, KTEN reported . The mother-of-two, who worked as a housekeeper, later died of her injuries. "This is a bad situation, a very unfortunate situation", Bryant said. "This is just a bad deal all the way around". [Full Article...]

GOP fights over crucial farm bill as lawmakers demand immigration vote first

GOP fights over crucial farm bill as lawmakers demand immigration vote first The legislation is a major priority for House GOP leaders because it would dramatically revamp the food stamp program, part of a broader Republican effort to curb federal welfare programs. If a majority of House members sign on to the discharge petition, it would go straight to the floor. Forty-nine lawmakers, including 20 Republicans, had signed the petition as of Thursday afternoon. [Full Article...]

WWE Star Ronda Rousey Wants A Baby "Someday Soon"

WWE Star Ronda Rousey Wants A Baby Ronda Rousey wrestled for the first time since WrestleMania 34 at a live event in Geneva, Switzerland , Pro Wrestling Sheet's Austin Kellerman reported Wednesday. She appeared in a tag-team match with Kurt Angle at Wrestlemania last month. The trio would defeat a combination of Riott Squad's Ruby Riott and Liv Morgan , as well as Mickie James . [Full Article...]

Kellogg's Attempt to Flee Venezuela 'Unconstitutional — Maduro

Kellogg's Attempt to Flee Venezuela 'Unconstitutional — Maduro Clorox CLX.N , Kimberly-Clark KMB.N , General Mills GIS.N , General Motors GM.N and Harvest Natural Resources are the most recent big names to pull out of Venezuela in the face of economic conditions. The government has seized the operations of other multinationals that have left the country. In 2014, authorities took over two plants belonging to USA cleaning products maker Clorox Co after its dep... [Full Article...]

European Commission brings six countries to court over air pollution

European Commission brings six countries to court over air pollution The commission said that Britain had broken limits for nitrogen dioxide, largely produced by diesel vehicles, and had failed to provide "credible, effective and timely" plans to cut pollution. Three "pillars" of air quality improvement have been pegged by the Commission: setting out air quality standards, targets for reducing emissions and emissions standards for pollution sources. [Full Article...]

Move over 'yanny-laurel' debate, the 'brain storm-green needle' is here

Move over 'yanny-laurel' debate, the 'brain storm-green needle' is here One side hears "Yanny"; the other insists it's "Laurel" . Bizarrely, you can hear a combination of four phrases: Brain storm, green needle, brain needle or green storm. "So you would see probably a younger population with normal hearing for the most part", Tucker said. He says: "Probably quite accidentally, this lo-fi synthesised voice contains sounds consistent with several different phonem... [Full Article...]

Gov. Cooper shows support of teachers during Raleigh rally

Gov. Cooper shows support of teachers during Raleigh rally Cooper's proposed budget calls for an 8 percent average pay rise for teachers and for a $2 billion bond issue for school construction to be put on the ballot. "The proof will be in the pudding". For Christine Gilmore, a fourth-grade teacher from Jones Elementary School in Wilson, it was a wish list for teacher assistance for kindergarten through third grade, school nurses five days a week, u... [Full Article...]

Sofia Declaration: The Future of the Western Balkans is European

Sofia Declaration: The Future of the Western Balkans is European He said this on Thursday, may 17, at the summit of the Western Balkans and the European Union , held in Sofia , Bulgaria and carried out with the aim to strengthen ties between the region and Brussels, reports Politico. The declaration says, in part: "the EU reaffirms its unequivocal support for the European perspective of the Western Balkans". A four-page annex, called the " Sofia Priority A... [Full Article...]

NAFTA countries to hold high-level talks over pact's future

NAFTA countries to hold high-level talks over pact's future U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told lawmakers that he wasn't optimistic a Nafta agreement could be completed by Thursday or in the immediate term, two Democratic representatives said on Wednesday. "We know that those last conversations in any deal are extremely important, so I'm feeling positive about this, but it won't be done until it's done". [Full Article...]

Oil prices near $80 per barrel, as supplies tighten

Oil prices near $80 per barrel, as supplies tighten French energy giant, Total, said on Wednesday that it might abandon a multi-billion dollar gas project in the country if it could not secure a waiver from United States sanctions, adding to doubts on European-led efforts to salvage the worldwide nuclear agreement. [Full Article...]

Venezuela Launches Commission to Investigate Prison Riot

Venezuela Launches Commission to Investigate Prison Riot Please send me help, please send people to save me. "He hasn't had any justice whatsoever on trumped-up charges that are ridiculous", she said. Holt, of Riverton, was incarcerated after he traveled to Venezuela to marry his fiance. Tensions between the USA and Venezuela have risen as President Donald Trump's administration considers oil sanctions on the country ahead of Venezuela's presid... [Full Article...]

BS Yeddyurappa Sworn in as the 23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka

BS Yeddyurappa Sworn in as the 23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka JD (S) leader H.D. Kumaraswamy on Thursday said the Narendra Modi government wants to demolish democracy in the country and accused the Centre of using agencies like the Enforcement Directorate to threaten MLAs of the Congress-JD (S) combine in Karnataka. [Full Article...]

Court shoots down Sharif's trial under treason charges for Mumbai attack remarks

Court shoots down Sharif's trial under treason charges for Mumbai attack remarks Clarifying his predecessor's 26/11 remarks, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday said that Nawaz did not say or imply that the Mumbai attackers were sent from Pakistan deliberately. "However, India created that impression by misreporting the interview". He vowed to address the party lawmakers' grievances, and said he will talk to the PML-N supremo over the issue. [Full Article...]

Now, RJD to stake claim to form govt in Bihar

Now, RJD to stake claim to form govt in Bihar The voices against the BJP's "illegal" way of coming to power in Karnataka were also being raised in several other states, including Bihar and Tamil Nadu. "Tomorrow at 1pm we will meet Bihar Governor". Former Manipur chief minister and Congress leader Ibobi Singh also said he will seek an appointment with the Governor for staking claim to form agovernment. [Full Article...]

Explained: Why parties should be wary of JD(S)

Explained: Why parties should be wary of JD(S) The Congress Party's seats dwindled from 122 in the last election to 40 now, while the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) won 38 seats this time, marginally down from 40 in 2013. Tense negotiations are likely to form the next government in the state. The JD (S) will have to tie up with the Congress for 2019 elections thus risking its chances of building bridges with the BJP. [Full Article...]

Hawaii volcano Kilauea erupts with 9000-meter ash plume

Hawaii volcano Kilauea erupts with 9000-meter ash plume Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted from its Summit before dawn Thursday, shooting a dusty plume of ash about 30,000 ft into the sky. Kilauea is one of the world's most active volcanoes, erupting nearly continuously since 1983. One such eruption, in 1924, killed one person and filled the sky with ash for 17 days. For some, the volcanic activity at Kilauea, on Hawaii's Big Island hasn't even impa... [Full Article...]

Assad tells Putin Russian investment in Syria growing

Assad tells Putin Russian investment in Syria growing Support allies Russian Federation and Iran played a crucial role in the Syrian military reversing gains by rebels and jihadis, and Putin congratulated his Syrian counterpart on "the significant success of the Syrian government army in the fight against terrorist groups", which he should be followed by "a full-fledged political process". [Full Article...]

Gina Haspel confirmed as CIA director, first woman to lead agency

Gina Haspel confirmed as CIA director, first woman to lead agency Think of that, in these very unsafe times, we have the most qualified person, a woman, who Democrats want OUT because she is too tough on terror. Brad Todd, the Virginia-based consultant to Hawley's campaign, tweeted that McCaskill "won't stand up for her state against her party". [Full Article...]


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