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Trump soothes North Korea over summit

In light of North Korea's suspension of talks with South Korea over the Max Thunder aerial drills, and national security adviser John Bolton's comparison of upcoming talks with North Korea to those undertaken with Libya in 2003, the question is now twofold: Will the proposed summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un happen at all? "We do not hide our feeling of repugnance towards him", said Wednesday's statement, which was written by Vice-Foreign Minister Kim Kye-gwan.

Trump draws rebuke for 'animal' remark at immigration talk

These are animals, and we're taking them out of the country at a rate that's never happened before", Trump said in regard to MS-13. Trump clarified that he had used the term "animals" to refer to the members of the MS-13 gang, an worldwide criminal gang that originated in the United States in the 1980s and later spread to Canada, Mexico and Central America.

Donald Tusk condemns Trump administration as 'capricious'

Members of the European Council will discuss ways they might be able to salvage the Iran nuclear deal now that President Trump has opted to back out of the agreement during their summit in Bulgaria this week. "I want the European Commission to be given a green light, so it is ready to act when European interests are affected", he added. The shifting desires make it almost impossible to negotiate with the White House , many diplomats say, because they can not strike a bargain to get ...

First Vape-Pen Victim: E-Cigarette Explosion Killed Florida Man, Probe Finds

A subsequent house fire caused by the exploding e-cigarette led to D'Elia receiving burns on 80 percent of his body, WMAZ reported . The electronic cigarette was manufactured by Smok-E Mountain, said the medical examiner . The agency and the CDC recommend using vape pens with safety features, including those created to prevent battery overheating, and keeping batteries away from metal objects like coins and keys.

Best-Selling Writer Tom Wolfe Dies At Age 88

He edited the influential collection The New Journalism , which included essays by Joan Didion, Truman Capote, Norman Mailer, and others. In addition to his writings, Wolfe was also known for his foppish style and signature white suit, though in older age he swapped out tall collars for polo shirts.

President Trump Says First Lady 'Doing Really Well'

The Slovenia-born former model underwent an embolization procedure , said her communications director Stephanie Grisham. President Trump spoke with his wife before the procedure and talked to the doctor after it was completed. Trump said the first lady is "doing really well" and that he expected her back at the White House before the end of the week. Trump's visit was not on the official White House schedule, but he made time for his wife as she recovers from a minor surgery on her ...

Soros basis to give up Hungary after conflict with authorities

University rector Michael Ignatieff called on the government of Prime Minister Orban to formally recognize that the institution had complied with a set of new regulations and should be allowed to keep operating in Hungary . Critics say Orban has used his long tenure to systematically eliminate the free media and slide the country towards autocracy. Orban, who won a landslide election victory last month, has repeatedly accused Soros and his organization of encouraging migrants and ...

Iranian media react to populist cleric's victory in Iraq elections

Sadr has led two uprisings against US forces in Iraq and is one of the few Shiite leaders to distance himself from Iran. Sadr has reinvented himself as an anti-graft crusader after rising to prominence as a powerful militia chief whose fighters battled USA forces after the 2003 invasion.

Oil holds gains as Mideast clashes raise risks after Saudi cuts

Brent crude futures, the worldwide benchmark for oil prices, were at $78.37 per barrel at 0028 GMT, up 14 cents from their last close and not far off a three-and-a-half year high of $78.53 a barrel reached the previous session. "In 2012, the reduction in Iranian crude production and exports were around 1 MMBPD", Wittner said, Reuters reported. Russia's largest oil producer, in which British oil major BP owns a 19.75 stake, said production of liquid hydrocarbons, or oil and gas condensate, ...

Court Says States Can OK Sports Betting

The fans gathered at the Red Rock to see the Knights, who are in their inaugural National Hockey League season, take on the Winnipeg Jets, saw the legalization of sports betting as having little impact on the Las Vegas tourism or gaming economies.

Novak Djokovic Cannot Challenge Rafael Nadal At The French Open: Mark Petchey

Zverev has been in fine form of late. Thiem knocked Nadal out in straight sets to reach the last four at the Madrid Open, where Kevin Anderson now awaits. "Hopefully, I can continue the way I am playing in Rome". Thiem's only loss to Zverev came in Beijing of 2016. The 21-year-old adds to the two Masters titles he won last year, at the Italian Open and Canadian Open.

China's first homegrown aircraft carrier heads out for sea trial

The new aircraft carrier has an inclined ramp and can accommodate more aircraft than its predecessor. China's second aircraft carrier will be "modernized" compared to its first, experts said, with a design that's bigger and heavier to allow it to carry more planes.

Dame Tessa Embraced Everyone After 7/7 Says Mother Of Victim

Along with its commitment to invest £40m in a Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Research Fund, the government has reconfirmed in its statement tonight that 5-ALA will be given to all patients who could benefit from its use, regardless of where they are treated.

Indonesia church attacks: two dead after bombs target Sunday masses

The first attack struck a Sunday Mass at the Santa Maria Roman Catholic Church, killing three people, police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera told reporters at the scene. Almost 90 percent of Indonesia's 260 million people are Muslim, but there are significant numbers of Christians, Hindus and Buddhists. Police said at least five suicide bombers were involved, including at least one on a motorcycle and a woman who had two children with her, according to The Associated Press.

President Trump Declares Kilauea Eruption A Major Disaster

Hawaii tourism officials are hoping Kilauea's eruption won't deter travelers from visiting the state's largest island, even as geologists warn the volcano could soon shoot large boulders out of its summit. She said hotter, fresher and gassier magma can result in more voluminous lava flows. "Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports a new fissure in the lower East Rift Zone".

Macron's EU: Most Germans support reforms... to a point

In a separate ARD poll, the German chancellor's party still appeared to have the most support in Germany, with 35 percent of Germans saying they would vote for the Christian Democratic Party (CDU) if an election was held this Sunday. Israel said it attacked almost all of Iran's military infrastructure in Syria after Iranian forces fired rockets at the Jewish state for the first time.

Chilly start to the weekend — Metro Detroit Forecast

Night: Mostly to partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers. Tonight - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Thursday: Cooler with highs into the lower 70's. While Friday is expected to be mostly sunny, the storm pattern may repeat itself again this weekend. Overnight lows in the low to mid 60s. Thursday will be cloudy with a good chance of rain.

Mormon Church to End 105-Year Relationship With Boy Scouts

The Church of Latter Day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America have announced they are ending their official relationship after more than a century. The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) are lobbying in multiple states against legislation that could expose the group to lawsuits over old child abuse cases, according to a report in The Washington Post .

Anti-Trump AG Eric Schneiderman's Resignation Doesn't Change Anything for Trump

The state's Solicitor General, Barbara Underwood , will serve as acting attorney general until the Legislature appoints a successor to fill out the last eight months of Schneiderman's second four-year term. And outside of celebrity circles, men including Clay Johnson and Don Hazen (briefly my own boss) found great success in progressive organizing and media largely by promoting themselves and strong-arming perceived detractors; it was little surprise to learn from recent reporting ...

Sessions says policy may split parents, kids

Sessions announced the crackdown in a memo last month making prosecuting immigration violations a DOJ priority. The new policy means all cases will be treated as a criminal matter in which immigrants face prison. Children, who can not be held in criminal detention, will be placed in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services while their parents are in custody.

Trump announces delegation to Israel for opening of USA embassy in Jerusalem

The White House released a statement on Monday about the delegation it will send to next week's ceremony in honor of the U.S. Embassy's relocation to Jerusalem. "By recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the seat of its government, we're recognizing reality", US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a visit to Israel last week.

Trump Urges West Virginians Not to Vote for Don Blankenship

The President adds his voice to the national Republicans who are anxious that Blankenship's upstart campaign could upend plans to run either Republican Rep. Blankenship rejects the comparisons to Moore, which were amplified when the president urged voters Monday to "Remember Alabama". "Tomorrow, West Virginia will send the swamp a message-no one, and I mean no one, will tell us how to vote".

First lady unveils "Be Best" campaign to address issues facing children

Former first lady Michelle Obama made efforts toward improving child education, poverty and nutrition. "Too often it's used in negative ways", she said. During the assembly, the first lady appeared to deal with elephant in the room: her partner's frequent use of namecalling in his tweets. "Let us teach our children the difference between right and wrong, and encourage them to be best in their individual paths in life", she said.

UAE to face Bahrain in 2019 Asian Cup opener

This is for the first time that an Indian footballer was asked to be associated with the draw ceremony for the Asian championship. "We have always been a force to be reckoned with in the AFC Asian Cup but the recent results give me confidence that we will win the title for the fourth time", said Daei.

Have Russia's anti-Putin protests gone stale?

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who stood behind the protests , as well as his associate Nikolai Lyaskin were detained in Moscow . Putin won re-election overwhelmingly in March, extending his grip over Russian Federation for six more years - a tenure of 24 years that would make him Moscow's longest-serving leader since Soviet dictator Josef Stalin.

Two Koreas form unified team at table tennis world championships

The move follows the North and South Korean leaders' pledge for "lasting peace" to the Korea peninsula just last week, which portrays that table tennis is ideal medium to be promoting peace through sport. " Table tennis has contributed greatly to worldwide peace, and it's important to aim to build peace in society through sports", he said. The united team is the latest sporting proof of the thaw in relations between the two rival Koreas that began at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in ...

May 12: Mark Your Calendar to Stamp out Hunger in Branford

Families already struggling, find it even more hard to meet the extra need for food. "This food drive is important because it stocks the shelves of our pantries across central and western Oklahoma". Perhaps most alarming is the fact that almost 16 million children in America are struggling with hunger. On May 12, as they deliver mail , the nation's 175,000 letter carriers will collect the donations that residents have left near their mail boxes.

Despite Extension, The EU Is Unhappy With Trump's Tariff Exemptions

Today, though, there's a bit more evidence favoring the bluster theory. Canada , Mexico and the European Union (EU) will be exempt from USA -imposed steel and aluminum tariffs for another 30 days. "The US decision prolongs market uncertainty , which is already affecting business decisions", the European Commission said in a statement on Tuesday.

New Jersey superintendent accused of repeatedly defecating on another school's property

Thomas Tramaglini, 42, was charged on Monday with lewdness, littering, and defecating in public, the Holmdel Township Police said on Facebook . The school's staff began monitoring the area and identified Tramaglini, who lives several miles away from the school, as the person leaving feces on the property.

Turkish party names Recep Tayyip Erdogan as presidential candidate

Parliament passed a bill calling for early presidential and parliamentary elections on April 20, cementing Turkey's move to a presidential system. A pro-Kurdish party, whose former leader and several top lawmakers are in jail fighting terror charges, was kept out of the alliance.