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Duterte tells UN expert 'to go to hell' over criticism

Duterte tells UN expert 'to go to hell' over criticism

by Associated Press June 3 at 1:01 AM MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine president has lashed out at another U.N. human rights expert for making critical remarks about his supposed role in the expulsion of the Supreme Court chief justice. President Rodrigo Duterte dismissed the remarks of Diego Garcia-Sayan and told him in a televised […]

Netanyahu to push hard line on Iran during Europe trip

Netanyahu to push hard line on Iran during Europe trip

R Jerusalem, Jun 2 (AFP) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to Europe Monday to push his uncompromising stance on Iran to leaders eager to salvage the nuclear agreement after the United States withdrew. Netanyahu, a fierce opponent of the agreement and the Iranian regime, will meet in turn with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, […]

Puerto Rico's electrical grid isn't ready for hurricane season

Puerto Rico's electrical grid isn't ready for hurricane season

Puerto Rico’s electrical grid isn’t ready for hurricane season  NBCNews.com Puerto Rico agency sues government to obtain death data  Washington Post Puerto Rico Governor: There’ll ‘Be Hell To Pay’ If Hurricane Stats Were Withheld  HuffPost On Trump’s watch, the single most deadly natural disaster in modern America  CNN Puerto Rico’s Schools Are in Tumult, and Not Just Because of […]

Brexit secretary plans to give Northern Ireland joint UK, EU status: The Sun

Brexit secretary plans to give Northern Ireland joint UK, EU status: The Sun

(Reuters) – Brexit secretary David Davis is creating a Brexit plan that would give Northern Ireland joint UK and European Union (EU) status so it could trade freely with both, as well as a border buffer zone to eliminate the need for border checkpoints, The Sun newspaper reported on Thursday. (bit.ly/2xvRWRt) Britain’s Secretary of State […]

No lasting impact of Sterlite plant closure: Industrialists

No lasting impact of Sterlite plant closure: Industrialists

CHENNAI: Industrialists in Tamil Nadu, one of the country’s top manufacturing destinations, believe the permanent closure of the Vedanta-Sterlite copper plant will not dent the state’s image as an investment destination but the circumstances of the shuttering should lead the government to evolve ways to monitor polluting industries and probe why the Sterlite issue had […]

A Worldwide Scramble to Pull Off a Trump and Kim Summit

A Worldwide Scramble to Pull Off a Trump and Kim Summit

TOKYO — Ever since President Trump pulled out of planned talks with Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, officials from both countries have been scrambling to salvage the summit meeting and keep it on track for June 12 in Singapore. A process that normally would take months is now being compressed into a matter […]

Doctors Say Future Uncertain for Poisoned Skripals

Doctors Say Future Uncertain for Poisoned Skripals

Doctors Say Future Uncertain for Poisoned Skripals  U.S. News & World Report Skripal Attack Scared UK Doctors: ‘We Were Expecting Them Not to Survive’  New York Times UK doctors concerned about Skripals’ long-term health after poisoning  CNN Tuesday briefing: Miracle of how the Skripals were saved  The Guardian This is how nerve agents like Novichok were developed and then […]

Nations Race to Save Korea Summit

Nations Race to Save Korea Summit

WASHINGTON—The U.S. decided to defer launching a major new sanctions push against North Korea, part of a flurry of weekend moves by both sides aimed at reviving a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The White House was prepared to announce the ramped-up sanctions regime Tuesday but decided Monday to indefinitely delay […]

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

FILE – This Mar. 6, 2016, file photo provided by the U.S. Navy, shows the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) sails in the South China Sea. China says it dispatched warships to identify and warn off a pair of U.S. Navy vessels sailing near one of its island claims in the South China […]

US warships sail near disputed Islands in South China Sea: report

US warships sail near disputed Islands in South China Sea: report

South China Sea conflict explained Tensions in the South China Sea are growing as China rapidly develops man-made islands in the critical waterway. Fox News explains the conflict in the region and why the U.S. is paying close attention Two U.S. Navy warships reportedly sailed near South China Sea islands claimed by China on Sunday, […]