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Russian billionaire investor Roman Abramovich granted Israeli citizenship

Russian billionaire investor Roman Abramovich granted Israeli citizenship He bought Chelsea football club in 2003. Just days after immigrating to Israel, Roman Abramovich , the Russian billionaire businessman and owner of the soccer team Chelsea FC, has withdrawn his application for an investor visa to the United Kingdom, The Jerusalem Post has learned. [Full Article...]

Trudeau says NAFTA negotiations stalled after Pence demanded sunset clause

Trudeau says NAFTA negotiations stalled after Pence demanded sunset clause In response, the European Commission confirmed it would be triggering a dispute settlement case at the World Trade Organisation and will impose "rebalancing measures and take any necessary steps to protect the EU market from trade diversion caused by these United States restrictions", according to a statement on its website on Thursday (31 May). [Full Article...]

Paris mayor praises Malian ‘hero’ for scaling building…

Paris mayor praises Malian ‘hero’ for scaling building… His return to the apartment was delayed when he made a decision to start playing the smartphone game on the way back. The mother reportedly said that the father had left him alone before. And because he's a badass who literally saved the life of a child at great danger to himself, that's about to change. The father of the young boy who almost fell to his death from a fourth-floor Paris balcony... [Full Article...]

Viral video shows police officer repeatedly punching woman on New Jersey beach

Viral video shows police officer repeatedly punching woman on New Jersey beach Emily Weinman , of Philadelphia, was on the beach with her 18-month-old daughter, boyfriend and a friend on Saturday when she was approached by police officers who believed she was drinking alcohol. In her Facebook post, Weinman conceded that she should have complied with the officer's request, but did not out of fear. As for the spitting, Emily explained on Facebook , "The cops smashed my head... [Full Article...]

Threat of tariffs 'a powerful negotiating tactic'

Threat of tariffs 'a powerful negotiating tactic' White House National Trade Council Director Peter Navarro is contradicting Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin's assertion that the USA trade war with China is on hold . exports than the United States imposes on China. "Certainly, we're ready for anything the Chinese state wants to do in response to our legitimate defense of our intellectual property and technology". [Full Article...]

Trump welcomes freed Venezuelan prisoner to White House

Trump welcomes freed Venezuelan prisoner to White House Shortly after they married, the couple was arrested by the Venezuelan intelligence service Sebin, and accused of possessing weapons and plotting to destabilise the Maduro government. Joshua Holt arrived Saturday evening at Washington Dulles International Airport. "The question is, what did the government of the United States offer in exchange for the release of this hostage? ". [Full Article...]

Trump To Host Abe Ahead Of Expected North Korea Summit

Trump To Host Abe Ahead Of Expected North Korea Summit Trump signaled that he's open to a " phase-in " approach during a recent interview with Fox News, adding, "it would have to be a rapid phase-in but I'd like to see it done at one time". In addition, teams of USA officials have arrived at the Korean demilitarized zone and in Singapore to prepare for the meeting. Then secretary of state Madeline Albright had followed up by visiting Pyongyang and me... [Full Article...]

Russia: Only Syrian Forces Should Be on Israel, Jordan Borders

Russia: Only Syrian Forces Should Be on Israel, Jordan Borders Russian Federation and Israel have come to an extraordinary agreement over the role of Iranian troops in Syria , paving the way for a regime offensive against one of the last remaining rebel-held areas in the south of the country. Jordanian officials served as mediator, shuttling messages between the two rooms, according to the report. Israel suspects Syria's ally Iran of seeking to establish a... [Full Article...]

Kilauea volcanic lava may cross geothermal property

Kilauea volcanic lava may cross geothermal property At this time there is no hydrogen sulfide detected. Around 2,000 residents of Leilani Estates and nearby Lanipuna Gardens remain under evacuation orders because of lava flows and high levels of toxic sulfur dioxide gas from volcanic vents. [Full Article...]

Abramovich 'granted Israeli citizenship' as United Kingdom reviews oligarch visas

Abramovich 'granted Israeli citizenship' as United Kingdom reviews oligarch visas Another official told Channel 10 News that Mr Abramovich submitted a citizenship request "like any other person" with Israel's Moscow embassy and was accepted. Israel passport holders are allowed to enter Britain without a visa for short stays. Thus, with a personal wealth of some 12.5 billion USA dollars, Abramovich has become Israel's richest national. [Full Article...]

White House Team to Go to Singapore for Trump-Kim Summit Prep

White House Team to Go to Singapore for Trump-Kim Summit Prep President Donald Trump . "The White House pre-advance team for Singapore will leave as scheduled in order to prepare should the summit take place", Sanders said in a statement Saturday morning. He said, "The best way to prevent war is to be fully prepared for war". Although the precise agenda was unclear, it was expected that the two leaders would discuss ways of reducing tensions and denucle... [Full Article...]

Irish Voters to Decide Whether to Change Abortion Law

Irish Voters to Decide Whether to Change Abortion Law They called it a once-in-a-generation opportunity to liberalize some of Europe's strictest abortion rules. Postal votes had to be received for the Irish abortion referendum by Saturday, April 28. The referendum , which is slated for Friday, will decide the fate of Ireland's Eighth Amendment outlawing almost all forms of abortion . For many , the victory was vindication after year... [Full Article...]

South Korea’s Moon: North Korea still committed to full denuclearization

South Korea’s Moon: North Korea still committed to full denuclearization The team, led by Deputy White House Chief of Staff Joe Hagin, was to go to Singapore this weekend to meet with a North Korean team to make plans for the June 12 summit. The announcement came as Trump took to social media to lambast a New York Times article which claimed that it was now too late for the summit to take place as originally scheduled. [Full Article...]

South Korea's Moon: Kim Jong Un Still Committed To Denuclearization

South Korea's Moon: Kim Jong Un Still Committed To Denuclearization Trump rattled the region on Thursday by cancelling his meeting with Kim which had been due to take place in Singapore on June 12, citing "open hostility" from Pyongyang. But the USA president, after his surprise press announcement on Thursday that he was calling off the summit, said on Friday that he was still open to the idea of meeting Kim. [Full Article...]

US Commerce Department Starts Probe Into Vehicle Imports

US Commerce Department Starts Probe Into Vehicle Imports The move would be a massive blow for Germany's luxury carmaker Volkswagon. The report caused USA automaker shares to jump and hit those of overseas companies like Toyota Motor Corp., with its New York-traded shares falling 0.67 percent. [Full Article...]

Teacher and student shot at Noblesville school; shooter in custody

Teacher and student shot at Noblesville school; shooter in custody Both are in critical condition. Also, one student has a fractured ankle at Riverview Hospital. A teacher and a teenage student were injured in a shooting at an in middle school on Friday morning and another student was in custody, police said, the latest in a series of shootings at American schools and colleges that reignited a debate on keeping campuses safe. [Full Article...]

Syria regains control of Damascus, after seven years of fighting

Syria regains control of Damascus, after seven years of fighting A state television presenter said the recovery of al-Hajar al-Aswad meant the area south of Damascus had been completely cleared of insurgents. A temporary humanitarian ceasefire had been in place since Sunday night in al-Hajar al-Aswad to allow women, children and old people to leave the area, state media said early on Monday (local time). [Full Article...]

Spokesman: Iran to stay in Syria as long as needed

Spokesman: Iran to stay in Syria as long as needed Army soldiers fired into the air in celebration and held Syrian flags, against a smashed cityscape of shattered buildings and widespread destruction, state television footage showed. "No one will extract us from Syria". Iran and Russian Federation have joined forces in Syria, providing crucial military support to Assad's forces and giving them the upper hand in the civil war. [Full Article...]

'American Idol' Reboot Crowns New Winner on ABC

'American Idol' Reboot Crowns New Winner on ABC And I thought, 'I have to get him in my group for Group Rounds!' I found him and asked him, 'Do you want to be in my group?' And we hung out pretty much every day since then. Shortly before the final results were announced, Hutchinson revealed that Poppe is his girlfriend, sending the audience screaming and swooning as the duo launched into a sweet, stripped-down take on Over the Rainbow . [Full Article...]

Curry silences critics as Warriors lead 2-1

Curry silences critics as Warriors lead 2-1 Sure enough, his mother, Sonya Curry, was quick to scold him after the game. That may have contributed to Golden State coming out flat in a 127-105 loss in Game 2 after winning the series opener by 13 points. Especially Curry, who snapped out of his slump with four in the second half. "I blacked out", he said to ESPN . The Rockets were paced by 20 points from James Harden . [Full Article...]


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