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Hundreds of same-sex couples register marriages in Taiwan Hundreds of same-sex couples register marriages in Taiwan
- May 26, 2019

A lesbian couple, Yu Ya-ting (游雅婷) and Huang Mei-yu (黃美瑜), said they were happy to eventually complete the long-overdue legal process. Legal recognition of their love, Ms Huang said, was a crucial step and might help others accept the relationship. (more...)
Facebook Keeps Altered Video of Pelosi on Platform Facebook Keeps Altered Video of Pelosi on Platform
- May 26, 2019

The only election-related misinformation the platform will remove pertains to the act of voting itself or misleading information on specific candidates, like an individual's voting place and the times it opens or closes on election day. That didn't satisfy lawmakers such as Rep. David N. Cicilline, a Rhode Island Democrat , who took to Twitter to demand that Facebook "fix this now!" It's two steps forward one step back for Facebook, as the company defends their decision to host a doctored ... (more...)
Jostling starts in race to replace Theresa May as British prime minister Jostling starts in race to replace Theresa May as British prime minister
- May 26, 2019

Michael Gove's declaration will set up a tantalising and fascinating contest between two of the architects of the Leave campaign, who fell out so spectacularly during the contest to replace David Cameron immediately after the referendum three years ago. (more...)
Trump, Pelosi feud makes it impossible to legislate: Newt Gingrich Trump, Pelosi feud makes it impossible to legislate: Newt Gingrich
- May 26, 2019

The intelligence agencies had previously rebuffed, on national security grounds, declassification demands by Republican lawmakers seeking to spotlight alleged misdeeds by the investigators. Pelosi's acid response on Twitter? "I think that this may be the beginning of the next year with the two of them just going to be nearly impossible to be in the same room and work together", he said on "Mornings with Maria" Friday. (more...)
Facebook exec's defense of the 'drunk Pelosi' video doesn't add up Facebook exec's defense of the 'drunk Pelosi' video doesn't add up
- May 26, 2019

Facebook came back and said it didn't violate their terms of service, therefore, the video can stay. Mr Giuliani said in a tweet that has since been deleted. "This type of low-tech fake shows that there is a larger threat of misinformation campaigns - too many of us are willing to believe the worst in people that we disagree with". (more...)
Judge refuses to block Trump bank subpoenas Judge refuses to block Trump bank subpoenas
- May 26, 2019

The Justice Department is appealing a judge's decision in a separate case in Washington brought by congressional Democrats alleging that the president's private business violates the Constitution's ban on gifts or payments from foreign governments. (more...)
Early Results Show Far-Right Faring Poorly In European Parliament Voting Early Results Show Far-Right Faring Poorly In European Parliament Voting
- May 26, 2019

The Social Democratic Party, which now has four MEPS under the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, focuses on affordable housing and protection of food quality. Eurosceptics got a major boost from Britain's Nigel Farage whose Brexit Party, according to polls, will score a resounding victory in the UK. Slovakia has chosen its MEPs for the next five years. (more...)
As May Steps Aside, Rival Boris Johnson Makes His Brexit Pitch As May Steps Aside, Rival Boris Johnson Makes His Brexit Pitch
- May 26, 2019

The contest to replace Theresa May as British prime minister is hotting up with seven candidates now vying for a job whose central task will be to find a way to take a divided Britain out of the EU. He also paid tribute to Mrs May, saying he will miss her and her team. She is a very traditional type of Conservative . The venerable British publication "The Spectator" reported that the betting exchange Smarkets gives former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson a whopping 40 percent chance of ... (more...)
Looks Like The Next Modern Warfare Might Be A Reboot Looks Like The Next Modern Warfare Might Be A Reboot
- May 26, 2019

This year's entry to the " Call of Duty " franchise appears to be called " Call of Duty : Modern Warfare ", the name leaking after a few weeks of private demonstrations. The last title in the sub-series was 2011's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 . Activision or Infinity Ward haven't confirmed the name of the next CoD yet. (more...)
South Korea to Quickly Send Aid to Drought-Hit North Korea South Korea to Quickly Send Aid to Drought-Hit North Korea
- May 26, 2019

President Trump is the first sitting USA president to meet with a North Korean leader when the duo met in Singapore previous year. "What he uttered is just sophism of an imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being, let alone a politician", the KCNA article said. (more...)
Trump Punches Back at Tillerson's 'Unprepared' Claims Trump Punches Back at Tillerson's 'Unprepared' Claims
- May 26, 2019

It came in response to reports that Tillerson had told members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee that the president was less prepared than his Russian counterpart when they met in the sidelines of the G20 Summit in 2017. In his prepared opening statement submitted to the committee leaders, Tillerson explained why he returned to Washington to speak with lawmakers. " We did very well at those meetings ", he said, according to the newspaper. (more...)
Hawaii woman missing for two weeks rescued from Maui forest Hawaii woman missing for two weeks rescued from Maui forest
- May 25, 2019

Ms Eller's dad told local press: "She was smart. She got lost and was stuck and slightly injured in the forest - way way out", reads a posting on a "Find Amanda" Facebook page created after her disappearance on May 8. It was not immediately clear how or to what extent Eller was injured, but Berquist said Eller was "very alert" and "very surprised to see us". Cantellops owns a diving company on the Valley Isle. (more...)
North Korean missile test violated United Nations resolution, says Bolton North Korean missile test violated United Nations resolution, says Bolton
- May 25, 2019

Security Council resolutions prohibit North Korea from firing any ballistic missiles", Bolton told reporters in Tokyo. Negotiations between the United States and North Korea over the latter's nuclear program will not resume until the USA administration backs off from what Pyongyang has characterized as a unilateral demand that it disarm. (more...)
Britain faces United Nations defeat over Chagos islands Britain faces United Nations defeat over Chagos islands
- May 25, 2019

The vote came three months after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) declared that Britain had illegally split the islands and should give up control of the Chagos. The entire Chagossian population was forcibly removed from the territory between 1967 and 1973, and prevented from returning . Furthermore FCO also stated that it did not recognize Mauritius' claim to sovereignty. (more...)
Bank CEO charged in Manafort bribery scheme designed to get Trump post Bank CEO charged in Manafort bribery scheme designed to get Trump post
- May 25, 2019

She also noted that his scheme was ultimately fruitless, stating that "Calk's alleged attempt to obtain such an appointment was unsuccessful, and the loans he approved were ultimately downgraded by the bank's primary regulator", before thanking the Federal Bureau of Investigation and FDIC OIG for their "outstanding work" in charging Calk. (more...)
Russia: Militants in Syria launch attack, have toxic agents Russia: Militants in Syria launch attack, have toxic agents
- May 25, 2019

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad launched his assault late last month, saying rebels had breached an existing ceasefire, triggering a civilian exodus by bombarding Idlib and adjacent areas. "The United States reiterates its warning, first issued by President ( Donald) Trump in September 2018, that an attack against the Idlib de-escalation zone would be a reckless escalation that threatens to destabilize the region", she said. (more...)
Health Secretary Hancock joins race to succeed UK's May Health Secretary Hancock joins race to succeed UK's May
- May 25, 2019

The next prime minister of the United Kingdom, a country of more than 66 million people, will be decided by the 100,000 or so paid-up members of the Conservative Party . And that is where her best-laid plans came undone. She agreed with chairman of the Tory backbench 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady, that the process to choose a new leader should begin the week after she stands down. (more...)
House Judiciary Chairman Nadler Nearly Faints at NYC Event House Judiciary Chairman Nadler Nearly Faints at NYC Event
- May 25, 2019

Nadler, a Democrat, made brief remarks, his head appeared to slump. During one point in the press conference, held to discuss expanding school zone cameras, you can hear de Blasio offering water to Nadler and telling him that he looked a little dehydrated. (more...)
China says US must show 'sincerity' for trade talks to continue China says US must show 'sincerity' for trade talks to continue
- May 25, 2019

One day earlier, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed the willingness to talk, hoping the two sides would get back to the negotiating table. In a research note sent to clients on 17 May, analysts at Barclays Research pointed out to clients the recent sharper rhetoric from Chinese state-owned media, which they interpreted as a signal that Beijing "may not make further concessions unless the USA offers compromises in return". (more...)
Jayme Closs case: Man gets life for murder and kidnapping Jayme Closs case: Man gets life for murder and kidnapping
- May 25, 2019

Jayme did not appear in court, but her guardian read her words to the judge. Patterson pleaded guilty in March to two counts of intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping. He told police that he went to the family's Barron residence in the dark of night, fatally shooting James, 56, and Denise , 46, because he did not want to leave behind any witnesses. (more...)

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