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Democrats raise alarm over Trump's increasing threats to Iran Democrats raise alarm over Trump's increasing threats to Iran
- May 23, 2019

Trump pulled out of the 2015 worldwide nuclear agreement with Iran one year ago. For its part, Iranian officials have said Tehran had "acted in good faith" over the nuclear deal. He similarly threatened North Korea before his historic meetings with its leader Kim Jong Un, although few expect Iran's leadership - for whom anti-Americanism is a cardinal tenet of the 1979 Islamic revolution - to meet Trump. (more...)
Deutsche Bank staff flagged Trump, Kushner transactions for watchdog: NYTimes Deutsche Bank staff flagged Trump, Kushner transactions for watchdog: NYTimes
- May 23, 2019

The sources, including former Deutsche Bank anti-money laundering specialist Tammy McFadden , say employees recommended that transactions involving entities controlled by Trump and Jared Kushner be reported to federal authorities. One former employee told the Times that she was let go after having voiced concern about the transactions as well as what she described as the bank's lax attitude toward the accounts of many of its wealthy clients. (more...)
Philippines to hire private ship to return garbage to Canada Philippines to hire private ship to return garbage to Canada
- May 23, 2019

The dispute began when a Canadian company sent 103 mislabelled containers, which were supposed to contain recyclable plastic, to the Manila International Container Terminal more than five years ago. "I think we have taken a big step with the announcement today and we are moving as quickly as we can, bearing in mind, you know, the need to take due care to get this resolved once and for all", Freeland said at an event in Regina. (more...)
Avenatti Indicted For Aggravated Identity Theft and Stealing $300k From Stormy Daniels Avenatti Indicted For Aggravated Identity Theft and Stealing $300k From Stormy Daniels
- May 23, 2019

Earlier this year, NY federal prosecutors unsealed a complaint charging Avenatti with the attempted extortion scheme in which, according to prosecutors, he told attorneys for Nike that he would release what he said were allegations of misconduct by employees on the eve of both the company's quarterly earnings call and the start of the NCAA tournament. (more...)
Flamingo euthanized after kids throws rock into zoo exhibit Flamingo euthanized after kids throws rock into zoo exhibit
- May 23, 2019

Zoo officials in IL euthanized a flamingo after a kid injured the animal by throwing a rock into the exhibit Monday. Tetzloff says the rock broke the flamingo's leg, and the staff determined the best course of action was to euthanize the bird. (more...)
Sherpa sets new record after 24th successful Mount Everest summit Sherpa sets new record after 24th successful Mount Everest summit
- May 23, 2019

His closest rivals, Apa Sherpa and Phurba Tashi Sherpa, scaled Everest 21 times each before retiring from mountain climbing. Serpa achieved the feat of climbing the Mt Everest for the 23rd time earlier this year on May 15, 2019. The route was pioneered by New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay in 1953 and remains the most popular snow trail leading to the highest point on Earth. (more...)
Alleged Christchurch shooter Brenton Tarrant charged with terrorism
- May 23, 2019

Tarrant is now facing 92 charges - 51 charges of murder , 40 of attempted murder, and one terrorism charge. The man accused of carrying out a mass shooting at a New Zealand mosque faces new charges, including one count of engaging in a terrorist act, according to law enforcement officials. (more...)
NY state legislature votes to make Trump tax returns available
- May 23, 2019

If Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs the bill into law, Congress would be able to request someone's individual's tax returns from any year, as well as business tax returns for entities in which they have at least a ten percent voting share. (more...)
Ben Carson's 'Oreo' Gaffe Highlights Acronym Madness at Federal Agencies Ben Carson's 'Oreo' Gaffe Highlights Acronym Madness at Federal Agencies
- May 22, 2019

Katie Porter , D-Calif. asked him about disparities in REO rates. "No, not an Oreo . An REO . R-E-O", she clarified. She pressed Carson to explain why people with FHA loans are losing their homes with "stains to their credit". 'Real estate owned .' That's what happens when a property goes into foreclosure", an exasperated Porter said . After recounting a story about a constituent family living in an apartment plagued by mold, Pressley asked Carson whether they "deserve deserve ... (more...)
Iran-US tensions: Iranian FM to arrive in Pakistan tomorrow Iran-US tensions: Iranian FM to arrive in Pakistan tomorrow
- May 22, 2019

Almost half - 49% - of all Americans disapprove of how Trump is handling relations with Iran , the poll found, with 31% saying they strongly disapprove. diplomats relayed a warning that commercial airlines could be misidentified by Iran and attacked, an idea dismissed by Tehran . U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan arrives to hold a classified briefing on Iran, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs U.S. (more...)
N Korea State Media Hits out at 'imbecile' Biden N Korea State Media Hits out at 'imbecile' Biden
- May 22, 2019

The presidential candidate from the Democratic Party during his recent election campaigning reeled off rhetoric slandering the supreme leadership of the DPRK. Presidency as "enough to make a cat laugh". There are no official statistics on the number of North Koreans that leave the country and settle outside South Korea . (more...)
South Africa’s Zuma back in court over alleged corruption South Africa’s Zuma back in court over alleged corruption
- May 22, 2019

Zuma's lawyers on Monday argued that their client has been treated unfairly, and with bias from the National Prosecuting Authority (NAP) and the South African public. The company reiterated that it has no knowledge of any transgressions committed by any of its employees in relation to the arms deal of 1999. "It's an intersection of law and politics because we're not discussing the lease here today; we're here to argue about the legal foundations of the nature of the state we chose". (more...)
US House Dems subpoena more Trump ex-aides after latest rebuff US House Dems subpoena more Trump ex-aides after latest rebuff
- May 22, 2019

The House of Representatives has flagged the ruling to a judge in NY, where another court is considering challenges to House subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and Capitol One for more Trump records, CNN said. But Pelosi and other party leaders, including House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries, are against an impeachment inquiry, even if it would aid them in obtaining the witness testimonies and documents they've subpoenaed. (more...)
Dozens Hold Pro-Choice Rally In West Hollywood Tuesday Dozens Hold Pro-Choice Rally In West Hollywood Tuesday
- May 22, 2019

Protesters who gathered in opposition to the abortion bans carried signs that argued for bodily autonomy and pointed out that abortion bans can have deadly consequences. More than 50 organizations took part in the protests dubbed #StopTheBans. Meaning, abortions are illegal once a heartbeat is detected. Almost every single one of the 23 Democrats running for the White House has condemned Alabama's abortion law and vowed to fix it if elected. (more...)
Austrian Far-Right Ministers Leave Government Amid 'Russian Video' Scandal Austrian Far-Right Ministers Leave Government Amid 'Russian Video' Scandal
- May 22, 2019

The chancellor, who is personally popular, had said Saturday that "enough is enough" - a reference to a string of smaller scandals involving the Freedom Party that had plagued his government. His resignation comes after reports show Strache offering government contracts to a Russian woman, who was looking to invest large amounts of money in Austria. (more...)
Bowen, Albanese to contest Labor leadership Bowen, Albanese to contest Labor leadership
- May 22, 2019

Join Nine News for the latest in news and events that affect you in your local city, as well as news from across Australia and the world. "I have a responsibility to put myself forward", he told reporters. Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen will unveil Labor's costings for its election promises on Friday. He took ownership of Labor's franking credits policy which was devastatingly described as a "retiree tax" by the coalition during the campaign, but said the party would start with a blank ... (more...)
Dad of baby in ‘womb raider’ killing finally gets to hold child Dad of baby in ‘womb raider’ killing finally gets to hold child
- May 22, 2019

Ochoa-Lopez will be laid to rest on Saturday at the Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Stickney, Illinois. Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, 19, was nine months pregnant when she was killed and her unborn baby - a little boy - was cut from her womb. They discussed the baby's condition and concerns the family has about why hospital officials didn't try to determine sooner who gave birth to the infant. (more...)
United States military: Russian bombers, fighters intercepted off Alaska United States military: Russian bombers, fighters intercepted off Alaska
- May 22, 2019

The incident comes days after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met face-to-face with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. In January, a US E-3 aircraft, two F-22 fighter jets and two Canadian CF-18 fighter jets similarly "positively identified" two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers entering the Canadian Air Defence Identification Zone. (more...)
Man fired after he's caught peeing on young cancer victim's memorial Man fired after he's caught peeing on young cancer victim's memorial
- May 22, 2019

Bruce said he learned about his son's actions from his wife, who received Facebook messages regarding the episode Sunday morning. Walker said the video made him "emotional" and "choked up". This is what Christian did during his life. 'He brought people together and he has accomplished that again. Walker said: "As a single parent, you think, 'What if that was my child?'" Bryan Bellace , 23, who has been charged with disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and other related charges, was ... (more...)
Shoe giants urge Trump to end trade war Shoe giants urge Trump to end trade war
- May 22, 2019

No further trade talks between top Chinese and US negotiators have been scheduled since the last round ended on May 10 - the same day Trump raised the tariff rate on $200 billion worth of Chinese products from 10 percent. The U.S. and China "had a very strong deal, we had a good deal, and they changed it". The Trump administration's addition of Huawei to a trade blacklist on Thursday immediately enacted restrictions that will make it extremely hard for it to do business with USA counterparts. (more...)

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