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People China, Burkina Faso sign deal following Taiwan snub
Author: 0 China, Burkina Faso sign deal following Taiwan snub

Taiwan today scrambled fighter jets to shadow Chinese bombers conducting a drill around the island, just hours after Beijing welcomed Burkina Faso's move to sever diplomatic ties with Taipei . While internally, some Taiwanese citizens prefer largely to maintain the status quo. Taiwan has previously condemned what it called China's "dollar diplomacy " campaign of luring away Taiwan's allies with promises of vast financial aid and investment.

People Northern Ireland under pressure after historic abortion vote
Author: 0 Northern Ireland under pressure after historic abortion vote

Ireland's Indian-origin Prime Minister Leo Varadkar , who campaigned in favour of liberalisation, said it was "a historic day for Ireland", and that a "quiet revolution" had taken place. For many, the trip was a symbolic one, given the number of Irish women who have traditionally had to fly to the United Kingdom to access abortion services.

People Maryland community heartbroken after second flood in 2 years
Author: 0 Maryland community heartbroken after second flood in 2 years

Jeff Halveson, professor of meteorology at the University of Maryland at Baltimore County and a contributor to the Capital Weather Gang, said the storm pattern had essentially stalled over Ellicott City , the same phenomenon that caused massive flooding in the City of Frederick two weeks ago.

People Harvey Weinstein Arrested, Charged with Rape and Sexual Assault
Author: 0 Harvey Weinstein Arrested, Charged with Rape and Sexual Assault

The charges came following a joint investigation between the NYPD and the Manhattan District Attorney's office. "Today's charges reflect significant progress in this active, ongoing investigation", Vance said in a statement . He turned himself into police in New York City earlier today, after having spent time in sex rehab in Arizona. Weinstein handed off the books at the police station, where he was booked quickly.

People Italy's PM-designate gives up on forming govt, may mean new election
Author: 0 Italy's PM-designate gives up on forming govt, may mean new election

Giuseppe Conte , a little-known law professor, had been nominated by the anti-immigrant League and the anti-establishment Five Star Movement to head their coalition government. On Sunday, Bannon met with Armando Siri, the mastermind behind the coalition's economic reform program, centred on a 15 per cent flat tax created to replace Italy's Byzantine fiscal code and significantly curb the tax evasion that is rife in the country.

People Utah Main Jailed in Venezuela Will Return to US
Author: 0 Utah Main Jailed in Venezuela Will Return to US

Herriman resident Patrick Repin said he did not know Josh Holt or his family, but heard about the event through a Facebook posting and decided to make it part of his Memorial Day holiday weekend. "I've been reading in the news about Josh being captured in Venezuela and finally released", Repin said. Holt and his wife were jailed almost two years on weapons charges that US officials considered bogus.

People [Photo News] 'Kim Jong-un' seen in Singapore, sniffing durian
Author: 0 [Photo News] 'Kim Jong-un' seen in Singapore, sniffing durian

In a message on Twitter on Sunday, Trump said: "Our United States team has arrived in North Korea to make arrangements for the Summit between Kim Jong Un and myself". Sue Mi Terry of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Jean Lee of the Wilson Center and former AP bureau chief in North Korea told "Face the Nation" that the president's stunning move to upend the June 12 talks may have been a "reality check" for the reclusive regime.

People Behind the Push to Name Ireland’s Abortion Legislation ‘Savita’s Law’
Author: 0 Behind the Push to Name Ireland’s Abortion Legislation ‘Savita’s Law’

The way this actually comes into law is via bringing legislation before the Dáil. "This is a monumental day for women in Ireland ", Orla O'Connor, co-director of the Together for Yes group, said . "To countries who maybe think that sometimes with a background quite similar to ours that this kind of change is not possible, I think yesterday that we showed this change is possible and I hope that those women will look to us as a sign of what they will achieve in their own future", she said.

People Danica Patrick ends racing career with crash at Indy 500
Author: 0 Danica Patrick ends racing career with crash at Indy 500

It was her first race back at Indy since 2011 and her second finish outside the top 10. Will Power took the lead in the Indianapolis 500 with four laps to go, knew he had it won when he took the white flag all alone and spent the final lap yelling to himself as he pulled away from the field.

People Indiana Teacher Who Tackled Shooter Hailed as Hero
Author: 0 Indiana Teacher Who Tackled Shooter Hailed as Hero

Parents and students made signs and joined him. The shooting suspect has not been identified publicly yet but was taken into custody. Two were injured, a student and a teacher, after another student opened fire. "He's a good coach and a good teacher", Long said, "an all-around good guy". "Someone asked me if I was surprised by what he did, and I said 'absolutely not, ' he was our type of kid", Kill said.

People Syria Says Repelled 'Missile Attack' on Homs Military Airport
Author: 0 Syria Says Repelled 'Missile Attack' on Homs Military Airport

State media reported the bombing raids, ordered by US President Donald Trump, has levelled positions in the eastern part of the country. T2 is near the border with Iraq and 60 miles west of the Euphrates River where the coalition is backing ground forces against ISIS.

People North Korea's Kim 'set on' Trump summit
Author: 0 North Korea's Kim 'set on' Trump summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in met with Jong-un on Saturday in Panmunjom, north of the Korean border, in what South Korean officials called an effort to get the Singapore-based summit with President Trump back on track. He also held out the possibility that talks could still come to fruition, writing, "if you change your mind having to do with this most important summit, please do not hesitate to call me or write".

Author: 0 Top congressmen meet with intelligence officials about Federal Bureau of Investigation informant

House Intelligence Committee ranking Democrat Adam Schiff said Flood's involvement was "entirely improper". Emmet Flood, the White House attorney dealing with the Russian Federation investigation, attended part of the classified briefing and was spotted leaving the DOJ headquarters alongside House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), Rep.

People Cyclone Mekunu pounds Yemen island on its path to Oman
Author: 0 Cyclone Mekunu pounds Yemen island on its path to Oman

Thousands of Omanis have sought shelter on higher ground and in hotels reinforced with flood defence measures. Two Indians and five Yemenis were killed as cyclone Mekunu hit Yemen's Socotra island, Yemen's fisheries minister Fahad Kafin said.

People Calls for Ulster law reform after Irish abortion vote landslide
Author: 0 Calls for Ulster law reform after Irish abortion vote landslide

Pro-choice supporters argued that the clause restricted adequate healthcare and women's autonomy over their own bodies while forcing Irish citizens to seek medical care in countries like the United Kingdom, where abortion is legal. Varadkar said on Saturday that he planned to implement a new abortion law by the end of the year. "I feel incredible moved, very proud to be Irish at the moment", she said from Japan.

People North and South Korean leaders hold surprise 2nd summit
Author: 0 North and South Korean leaders hold surprise 2nd summit

The previous summit was held at the southern side of the border. Trump cited "open hostility" from the North as his reason for backing out. But the latest developments also exemplified how quickly aspirations for successful talks between North Korea and the US - which remain technically at war - can rise and fall.

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