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Monday, May 22, 2017





In Today’s Issue: 




Woman Who Survived Abortion: “If Abortion is Merely About Women’s Rights, Then Where Were Mine?”


Undercover Video Exposes Deep Contradiction at the Heart of Planned Parenthood


Christian School Punishes Student Who Got Pregnant and Rejected Abortion


Joss Whedon Should Support Women’s Humanity, Not Planned Parenthood


Pro-Abortion Students at “Catholic” Notre Dame Walk Out of Pro-Life VP Mike Pence’s Commence Speech


Forcing women to have children is akin to slavery, says a devoutly Christian abortion doctor


Planned Parenthood Caught Refusing to Provide Abortion Alternatives: “Just Google It”


PolitiFact: Lawmaker says abortions are safer than vasectomies  (Texas)


Powerful pro-life conference for women coming in June


State lawmakers put millions toward combating abortions (Missouri)


New law may force pro-life groups to hire abortion activists


Listen to People Who Have Had an Abortion


Abortionist Kicked Out of Multiple States Opens New DC Abortion Clinic Killing Babies Up to 24 Weeks


Facebook will not delete videos of violent death, abortion and self-harm, leaked guidelines show


Pope Francis: “The Church Must Never Tire” of Fighting Abortion


Lib Dem leader Tim Farron refuses to say whether abortion is 'wrong' (United Kingdom)


New Poll Shows UK Voters Strongly Oppose Legalizing Abortion Up to Birth


Thousands turn out in Rome for March that’s ‘taking on a life of its own’




A surprise attack by the Taliban kills 25 Afghan police and spotlights security failures




Trophy hunter dies after wounded elephant crushes him in Zimbabwe





Farm Handouts Are Out of Control. Here Are 5 Reasons to Target Them in the Budget.


Heavy Rains Are Turning U.S. Corn Fields Into Lakes




The ACLU's army of ex-cons




RCEP trade-deal disagreements surface at talks  (Disagreements between Asian nations over a Communist China-backed free-trade deal surfaced at talks,...)


Trump's new trade rep Lighthizer struggles to win over Asian partners


An independent Kurdistan




Commodities bounce off Chinese hopes to lift ASX


The Australian dollar continues to grind higher


Melbourne man tests positive to HIV while taking preventative drug


Indian taxi driver ‘racially’ abused, beaten up in Australia: Report


Trans-Pacific Partnership Australia leads fight to save trade pact


Audis targeted in home invasion and carjacking in Melbourne's west




Ford CEO Suddenly Retires: Early Casualty of AV Revolution


Ford names Hackett as CEO to tackle car rivals, Silicon Valley


Mark Fields Out As Ford CEO Amid Investor Angst




Boeing’s Contract with Iran Harms National Security


Boeing signs defense, commercial deals with Saudi Arabia




Here's how the Conservative vote could go down, ballot by ballot


In Bombardier fight, Boeing sees ghost of Airbus ascent


Absentee ballots could swing B.C. government


University of Guelph student union takes a walk on the ‘controversial’ side over Lou Reed song


RCMP and China strike deal to combat opioid smuggling


The other border (Immigrants eye Canada as US deportation fears grow.)


Glen Davis' murder overshadows his legacy as one of Canada's most generous conservationists


Canada Calls Boeing's Trade Challenge ‘Lousy Customer Relations’


Middle school teacher, 36, convicted of sending nude selfies to EIGHT students aged 13-18, plying them with beer and having sex with them - but she claims she was 'blackmailed' into sending the lewd pictures




China confirms six Japanese men arrested amid spying allegations


Chinese Media Praises Killing Of CIA Spies: 'Sweeping Victory'


Beijing's new weapon in economic war: Chinese tourists


 Farming the World: China’s Epic Race to Avoid a Food Crisis




North Korea Confirms Launch, Says Missile Ready For Military Use


N. Korea says new missile ready for mass production


North Korea says world looks beautiful from a ballistic missile




Exclusive: Obama Holdover Colluded With Unions To Pressure Congress On Budget Cuts


Remember IPAB? It's time for a full repeal


After Flint, Congress works to push green water infrastructure


Local communities look for reasons, take up resolutions to impeach Trump




Tenn. sued over spousal definitions


CAIR Supports Black Lives Matter in Police Shooting Verdict in Oklahoma


Kentucky Court Ruling Protects Artist’s Free Speech, Religious Liberty


Ukrainian Hacker Gets 2 1/2 Years for Stealing News Releases


Lawyer Argues Female Genital Mutilation Is A Religious Right   (Lawyers defending the Michigan doctors charged with female genital mutilation in April plan to argue that the practice is a religious right in the upcoming trial.)





Campus killing: Suspect is a member of 'Alt Reich' FB group, police say


Louisiana man charged in attempt to look up Trump's tax records


Man Accused of Posing as Uber Driver to Sexually Assault a 15-Year-Old Girl


A millionaire, a hotel maid and an arrest after the inauguration for sex abuse


Man, 28, is stabbed to death by fellow wedding guest at a party in New York


Teacher, 51, who 'whispered in middle school student's ear and told her she had beautiful hair is arrested after he chased her down and hugged her from behind'





How you can escape the next big ransomware trap





DNC battling class-action suit alleging Sanders was robbed in 2016  (US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist)


Breaking: ‘Complete Panic’ at Highest Levels of DNC Over Kim DotCom’s Seth Rich Announcement


Gingrich spreads conspiracy theory about slain DNC staffer  (Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-Georgia)


DNC Chair Tom Perez heckled by Sanders' camp in California




Democratic divisions on display at California convention




Wilbur Ross Praises Lack Of Saudi Protests, Apparently Forgets Protesters Are Jailed And Killed  (Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross)




DHS: 600,000 US Visitors Overstayed Visas Into 2017


Sheriff David Clarke Says DHS Appointment Still Happening, Will Step Back From Public Spotlight in New Role





Best Buds Mueller and Comey Target Trump (Former FBI Director Robert Mueller/ Former FBI Director James Comey)


The Real Constitutional Crisis is the Appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller


False Claims Act overreach in healthcare: patients lose




U.S. stocks close higher as tech, industrials lead the way


U.S. Stocks Rise as Oil Advances, Dollar Weakens: Markets Wrap


Wall Street rises with help from tech, defense sectors


California Unemployment Falls to Lowest rate in 16 Years…


Dow industrials book longest win streak in 12 weeks


Asian Stocks May Rise, Oil Extends Gains Above $50: Markets Wrap


Asian stocks set to drift higher on U.S. cues; dollar weak


Moving toward 3 percent growth


Gold prices tally highest settlement in 3 weeks


Lack of Workers, Not Work, Weighs on Utah’s Economy


Treasury yields edge up amid flurry of Fed speakers




The True Purpose of the University


Teachers Give Kid With ADHD 'Most Likely To Not Pay Attention' Award. It Doesn't Go Over Well.


Maine School Worker Forbidden to Say 'I Will Pray For You' on School Property


Oprah tells women’s college grads to seek fulfilment by serving others


Mass. AG tells charter school to end ban on braided hair extensions


Contracts Withheld  (Saint Thomas in Houston has held back reappointment notices for philosophy professors -- even those with tenure -- amid debates over budget and the curriculum.)


'Unwelcoming Mike Pence back to Indiana': Embarrassment for VP as protesting students stream out of Notre Dame commencement speech while he implores them to rely on 'integrity and values'


Signs of a Ceiling in Online Ed Market  (Report on online education landscape suggests potentially leaner times ahead for colleges hoping to profit in the market. Community colleges are already seeing it.)


High school students create "13 Reasons Why Not"


Experiments With a New Way of Paying for College (Colleges (and nontraditional providers) experiment with income-share agreements as innovation that could help some people afford education and training.)


Texas House OKs transgender bathroom limits in schools


Hoax With Multiple Targets (Fake article is published, calling for the penis to be seen conceptually, not as a body organ. Debates take off about gender studies and open-access journals.)


2015 train hero earns a new title: graduate


The Right to Hear Controversial Ideas  (An essential task of the university is to provide a space where diverse points of view can be debated, argue five Distinguished Professors at the City University of New York, who support Linda Sarsour's right to deliver next week's commencement address.)


Harvard student graduates with honours for rap album thesis


Coming Into His Own, Until a Fatal Night of Hazing


An Affordable Pathway to a Bachelor's Degree (Despite the frequent loss of credits, transferring from a community college to a university is less expensive than starting at a four-year institution, a new study finds.)


How L.A.'s school board election became the most expensive in U.S. history  (California)


Pence and Protest at Notre Dame  (Dozens walk out on his commencement speech. Vice president attacks “noxious wave” he sees in higher education.)


De Blasio's gift to teachers — at your expense (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio(D)


Joe Biden blasts Donald Trump in Colby College speech over his 'coarse rhetoric' and 'political chaos' before congratulating graduates with hugs and handshakes - and the ladies seem to get the lion's share of the cuddles (Former Vice-President Joseph R Biden Jr (D)




Trump compliments Egyptian president’s ‘nice shoes’




Russia Reveals U.S. Appeals for Help in Election Hacking Investigation




Oil ends at one-month high as traders bet on extension of output deal into early 2018


Energy Prices




Switzerland Votes To Phase Out Nuclear Power




European stocks finish lower after Merkel says euro ‘too weak’


Euro climbs to 6-month high after Merkel says ECB made it ‘too weak’   (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)


EU Decision To Grant Visa-Free Travel To Ukrainians Becomes Official




Trump's budget plan to include 6 weeks of paid family leave ...


Republicans already giving Trump's budget icy review




Comey Investigated Clintons Four Times: Let Them Off Each Time While He and His Family Benefited from Clinton Related Work  (Former FBI Director James Comey)


What The FBI Should Be Investigating: The Death Of DNC Staffer Seth Rich


Poll: 45% Say Questions on Comey's Firing Are Legitimate, not Political


Murder of black Maryland college student probed as possible hate crime


The other questions Jim Comey needs to answer  (Former FBI Director James Comey)


Karl Rove: ‘Our Biggest Current Leaker is Comey’ (Video)






Sinclair’s TV deal would be good for Trump. His FCC is clearing the way.




Trump Moves U.S. Towards a Realistic Approach to Jihad Threat




Bomb Scare Delays Cannes Film Screening


Marine Le Pen ‘ditches plans for Frexit’ in shock U-turn


'Cocaine cruise ship’ smugglers on trial for transatlantic hash and coke trade





Germany Is Quietly Building a European Army Under Its Command


Polish Leader: Germany Created Migrant Crisis, Should Pay Consequences


Students demand retake of English test with 'mumbly' Prince Harry speech


A new concert hall in Hamburg transforms the city


Police save ducklings from busy Autobahn using officer's hat


Germany and France vow to speed up eurozone integration




Obama Hates Global Warming. So Why Is He Contributing To It?




Google’s left-wing bias steers users to vicious articles trashing the late Roger Ailes




The Suicide of the Republican Party




Insurers Request Double-Digit Premium Rate Increases for Obamacare Plans Next Year




Times Square maniac latest sign of city’s mental-health failure




Black congressman threatened with lynching


Waters’ Microphone Cut Off During Remarks Before California Democrats  (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)


Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s (D-Texas) Campaign Disbursed Nearly $10K For Super Bowl Tickets


House Dems revive 2006 playbook for 2018


Chaffetz Says He'll Talk to Deposed FBI Director Comey on Monday   (US Representative of Utah Jason Chaffetz (R)


Time to show 'Auntie Maxine' the door  (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)


Bernie Sanders raises the stakes in tight Montana race  (US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist)


Cummings on Russia probe: 'May be quite a few people' in White House with problems  (US Representative of Maryland Elijah Cummings (D)


Jason Chaffetz: White House leaker should be jailed




‘Are you here illegally?’ Minneapolis transit officer asks about rider’s immigration status


Churches circumvent immigration enforcement: ’60 Minutes’ report




3 years of Modi govt: Defence gets its aim right (Prime Minister Narendra Modi)


No, Google’s Not a Bird: Bringing the Internet to Rural India


Human shield row: Army major who ‘tied’ Kashmiri man to jeep honoured


China signals it plans to block India's NSG bid once more


Indian climber who went missing on Everest found dead after 36 hours search




Jakarta governor Ahok withdraws appeal against blasphemy jail sentence




America’s dangerous Internet delusion




Iran's president mocks Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia


US stirring up ‘Iranophobia’ to boost arms sales to Arab nations – Tehran


Iran says it will continue missiles tests ‘if necessary’


Iran Continues Deporting Undocumented Afghan Refugees


Trump: Iran must never be allowed to have nuclear arms


Rouhani: Regional stability impossible without Iran (Iranian President Hassan Rouhani)


Iranian president calls US relations 'a curvy road'


The people of Iran are still America's natural allies




Iraq bans tomato imports from Turkey after Russia


Muslim Terrorists Kidnap People And Conduct Human Experiments On Them, They Take One Man And Force Him To Eat Poison, And He Endures An Agonizing Death For Ten Straight Days, They Cover One Man’s Body With Poison And Inject Chemicals Into Another Man Who Suffers For Two Hours And Dies





Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Monday, May 22, 2017)


In Address At Al-Aqsa Mosque, Cleric Calls On Allah To Annihilate 'White House Satan' Trump, Jews


'Chance for peace greater than before'  (US President and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu give joint report to press, say chance for peace greater than ever before because of regional developments.)


Full text of Netanyahu, Trump remarks in Jerusalem


As Trump meets Abbas in Bethlehem, the PA names squares after murderers  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)


Stabbing Attack Stopped in East Jerusalem During Trump Visit


Palestinian Writer Warns: There Is An ISIS-Like Culture Among Us That Excludes Christians And Is Intolerant Towards Them


Israeli PM Netanyahu Slams Obama During Trump Presser (Video) 


Trump, Israel and the importance of symbols


Trump Hints Israel Was the Source of Intel He Shared With Russia   


Making history is a good start but not enough to make peace 


Reporters Fall for Fake Document of Trump Making Absurd Demands in Israel


Trump in Israel - what about the peace process?


Melania Trump blocks husband from grabbing her


IPS transfers tens of hunger-striking prisoners to civilian hospitals, prison field clinics


‘How can it hurt?’ Why Israel says it’s not worried by Trump’s huge Saudi arms deal


Netanyahu to Trump: There’s No City Where You’re More Welcome Than Jerusalem! [video]


Trump, Sissi said to agree on peace summit ‘very soon’ (Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi)


In Israel, Trump sees region where children 'grow up free from terrorism and violence'


Police: Palestinian attacks border cops near Jerusalem, is shot dead


Ivanka Yael Trump Kushner Quietly Prayed at the Western Wall


Donald Trump brings God into the negotiation room


Palestinian shot and injured by Israeli forces with live fire in central Gaza Strip


Officials fume over maverick lawmaker’s stolen Trump selfie


Terror Attacks Foiled in Abu Dis, Ma’ale Adumim on Day 1 of Trump Visit to...


Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli forces across West Bank (Judea and Samaria)


16-year-old Palestinian shot dead after alleged stabbing attempt at Bethlehem-area checkpoint


Sara Netanyahu and Melania Trump agree: ‘Media hate us but people love us’


US President Donald Trump Makes History in Visit to Western Wall [video]


Skirting own policy, White House puts ‘Jerusalem, Israel’ on website


Trump arrives in Israel amid fierce opposition among Palestinians


Trump says he never mentioned Israel in leak to Russians


Trump Upon Landing in Israel: We Have Before Us a Rare Opportunity


Trump tells Netanyahu a ‘lot of love’ will help bring peace


Will Trump Be Israel's Redeemer?


Trump in Israel says Saudi king left him encouraged over peace prospects


Peace Now: Settlement Construction Up 34% in 2016


Buoyed by Saudis, Trump sees ‘new level’ of Israel-Arab ties possible


Netanyahu Can't Predict What Trump Will Do Next


Bereft of meat, Trump declarations leave Israel with much to chew on


Israelis and Arabs share ‘common cause’ against Iran and extremism, Trump says


PayPal, the Palestinians, and Problems


Historic Moment: Trump Becomes First Sitting President To Visit Western Wall


Sources: Trump Heads to Israel, Where ‘More History Will Be Made’


Israel to Make Rare Overture to Palestinians ‘at Trump Request’


Daughter hails her father, a jailed Hamas jihad mass murderer of Israeli civilians, in graduation letter


Trump Saudi to Israel Flight Thought to Be First Ever


Trump Assails Iranian Aggression During Israel Visit


The Six-Day War: A Retrospective


Trump tells Israelis: Arab neighbors in ‘common cause with you’ against Iran


Israel’s Preparations for Visit Expose Rifts


An answer to a prayer? How Trump can help oppressed Christians in Palestinian-controlled Bethlehem


Life Behind Israel’s Checkpoints




Man in threesome marriage: ‘This should be the future of relationships’




The Seth Rich ‘Scandal’ Shows That Fox News Is Morally Bankrupt


Bob Schieffer on Trump Saudi Arabia Speech: ‘He Actually Sounded Presidential’


Journalists Spread Fake News About Ivanka Trump


Juan Williams Calls For More Govt Leaks: ‘If You Have a Leak, Please Call Me at Fox News’ (Video)


Boom! Hannity Invites Hacker Kim Dotcom to Discuss Seth Rich on TV, Radio: ‘Buckle Up’


Ruddy to ABC's Stephanopoulos: Trump Suffers from Media 'Barrage'


Sad: CNN Omits Data on Media Bias to Make FOX News Look Bad (Video)


'I'm coming after them...and hell is coming with me': Roger Ailes' grieving teenage son lashes out at the women who accused his father of sexual harrassment during emotional eulogy


Revealed: Media Matters 3 Year Plan for Destroying Breitbart #BrockGate


The crisis in American journalism benefits no one




Trump to propose slashing Medicaid, giving states power to limit other safety-net benefits




A Saudi embrace against Iran


Trump and Saudi Arabia: Have we reached peak hypocrisy yet?


Trump’s Statesmanlike Speech in Riyadh


President Hadi: ‘We won’t allow division of Yemen into states’


Trump’s Saudi Speech: Pretty Good


UAE Minister Says Iran Has Chance To Reset 'Troubled' Ties With Its Neighbors


Trump’s Saudi Speech: Pretty Good


President Trump In Saudi Arabia: Just One Important Thing Missing


Report: Saudi Arabia, UAE Will Donate $100M to Ivanka’s Women Entrepreneurs Fund891


Christianity being kicked out of its birthplace


Trump's huge challenge to the Saudis


Gen. Keane: Trump Building 'Framework of an Arab NATO'


Trump Reaches Out to Sunni Nations, at Iran’s Expense  (President Trump used a speech in Saudi Arabia to declare his commitment to Sunni Arab nations, asking them to isolate a nation that “fueled the fires of sectarian conflict and terror.”)


How Trump could deal a blow to Iran — and help save Syria


Ivanka Trump praises progress for Saudi women


Trump charms some young Saudis with his deal-making and deference to customs. Others are unimpressed


People are mesmerized and confused by glowing orb Trump touched




Sidelined Senior Trump NSC Official Blames Anti-Trump Bureaucrats   (A White House National Security Council analyst who was sidelined from the job after the Pentagon suspended his security clearance is blaming anti-Trump bureaucrats for the action.)


The Painful Story of How U.S. Special-Operations Forces Grew Up


National Guard unit on Virgin Islands caught in Army recruiting assistance scheme


Services required to report plans to accept new transgender troops


Honoring sons, daughters left behind in Europe


US refuses to add sailors' names to Vietnam Memorial




Lockheed Martin receives new THAAD contract




Peace process in pieces in Myanmar




Republicans Want Trump to Fire NIH Director Who Supports Embryonic Stem Cell Research




Nasa plans emergency spacewalk on International Space Station




McMaster does not deny that Trump discussed Comey with Russian officials  (White House National Security Adviser HR McMaster)


HR McMaster refuses to say if Trump pressed Russia on election interference




Alabama doctor among 3 killed on Mount Everest




NATO Chief Meets With Germany, Turkey Over Incirlik Base Dispute




No fruit juice for babies, new guidelines say




Roadside Bomb Kills Five, Including Soldier In Northwestern Pakistan


Six Pakistani Police Killed In Attacks Claimed By Extremist Groups


Dams on Indus cascade may prove to be a blunder for Pakistan


Pakistan's plea for rehearing of Kulbhushan Jadhav case may cut no ice with ICJ


Pakistan had a deep commitment to the unity of the Muslim world: Nawaz Sharif  (Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif)




‘US, EU meddle in other countries & kill people under guise of human rights concerns’ – Duterte  (President Rodrigo Duterte)




Tomi Lahren Hired By Pro-Trump Group


Republicans Go to Jail, Democrats Run Free




Postal Service Deleted Customer Complaints Around Christmas




Informant says he was planted in O.C. jail to snitch




Massive hot dog recall after metal shards found in packaging




Ringling Bros. yields to changing times as ‘greatest show’ takes a final bow




Russia, Like Everybody Else, Cannot Figure Out Trump


NATO’s saber-rattling only impairs security of alliance's members — diplomat


From Hiding, Journalist Who Exposed Chechnya's Gay Purge Sees 'Culture of Impunity' Ending


Russian Believers Form 1.5 Kilometer Mega-Line to See Holy Relics in Moscow


Russia and its EU partners discuss entry point for Turkish Stream’s second line


Putin to Meet French President Macron on 'Unplanned' Paris Visit  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)


McCain’s anti-Putin rants are ‘way out of line’ but fail to harm ties with US — Kremlin


One in Four Russians Witness Police Brutality — Poll


Putin sets task of accelerating work on super-heavy rocket




7.2-million-year-old pre-human fossils challenge evolutionary theory




Sen. Kamala Harris: ‘We Worry That a Late-Night Tweet Could Start a War’  (US Senator of California Kamala Harris (D)



McConnell steps into Obamacare firing line (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)


AP: Michael Flynn will invoke Fifth Amendment  (Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will invoke his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination on Monday as he notifies the Senate Intelligence committee that he will not comply with a subpoena seeking documents.)


Senate Republicans quietly working on health overhaul bill


GOP businesswoman to run for Senate in Michigan


As Obamacare markets tighten, lawmakers feel squeeze for quick fixes


Watch: Elizabeth ‘Pocahontas’ Warren Gets Called Out by Cherokee Indians About Her Heritage: ‘Prove It’  (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)





6-year-old calls for an end to violence in Facebook post


Zuckerberg: I'm not running for public office


Revealed: Facebook's internal rulebook on sex, terrorism and violence


 'Cries for help': Facebook will let users livestream self-harm, documents show


Analysis: Has Facebook become a forum for misogyny and racism?


Ignore or delete: Could you be a Facebook moderator?




Brazil police raid Sao Paulo 'Crackland' and make arrests




North Korea Tests Second Missile, Seoul Says Dashes Hopes for Peace


China Eases up on THAAD Boycott of Korea


S. Korea likely to resume humanitarian aid, civilian exchanges with N. Korea


Despite declining world trade, Korean exports record rapid recovery





In New TNT Show, Charles Barkley Glorifies Black Militia Member Who Praised Dallas Cop Killer


NBA player says family threatened after coach's critical comments


Penguins move closer to Stanley Cup Final return with rout of Senators


'It's time to move on': Former Olympic swimmer with 23 gold medals, Michael Phelps, has no plans to return to competition


LeBron James builds an off-court legacy


Sweden wins ice hockey world title


NHL Scoreboard


NBA Scoreboard


MLB Scoreboard




Sri Lanka: Muslim child marriage victim tortured and set on fire by her husband 





Texas lawmakers pass controversial bathroom, adoption bills


Firefighters advance on blaze southeast of San Diego


Alcohol-related deaths are rising. Will new state rules help?


California fights man's request for 'male' on birth certificate


Hot weather raises wildfire risk across Southern California


Man dies in a fire at his home as he celebrated his 62nd birthday, as his son, 9, frantically begged neighbors for help




Tillerson: Defeat Terrorism, Then Push for Human Rights; Schiff and Rubio Disagree  (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)


Tillerson: Trump's Views On Islam 'Continue To Evolve'


Nazarbaev Meets Tillerson, Voices Hope For Closer Cooperation    (Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has met with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and voiced hope for closer cooperation between the two countries.)


USA amb assures Syrian refugees more help coming


US Allots $200K In Europe To Promote ‘Positive Narratives’ About Refugees  (A grant from the US embassy in Belgium designates $200,000 for a group to promote positive narratives about refugees and immigrants in Europe.)


Tillerson holds briefing in Saudi Arabia without US press (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)




U.S. top court tightens patent suit rules in blow to 'patent trolls'


Supreme Court calls North Carolina's congressional maps unconstitutional


Could Trump turmoil affect Justice Kennedy's retirement plans?





Syrian regime regains total control of Homs city


Syrian rebels leave last Homs district




PRC pressure stops WHA from discussing Taiwan


‘Taiwan is not a province’ government tells Beijing


Export order growth falls short


Tsai misses ‘passing grade’ in survey (President Tsai Ing-wen)


Taiwan's same-sex marriage ruling could cement its place as Asia's liberal beacon


Taiwan kicks off military drills aimed at fending off potential Chinese attacks - report


As Taiwan dollar strengthens, is time to stop investing in fixed USD deposits?




Billy Bush wants a second chance: Shamed NBC host gives first interview since Trump p****gate scandal and reveals his TV comeback plans after apologizing to his distraught daughter over lewd comments that changed his life


Families of 9/11 victims slam Showtime's Billions for shooting four-minute scene at the sacred Ground-Zero memorial




Bomb wounds 21 at Bangkok army hospital


24 Wounded in Thailand Bomb Blast




Breastfeeding organization welcomes transgender ‘nursing men’




Trial Of Alleged Turkey Coup Ringleaders Begins Amid Criticism From Rights Group


Turkey slams U.S. over 'aggressive' acts against bodyguards


Enes Kanter: "I'm getting death threats almost every day"


Man survives lynch attempt after setting Atatürk statue on fire, hitting it with axe


Foreign Ministry sends diplomatic note to US envoy over violence outside Turkish mission


Istanbul’s Reina nightclub demolished five months after ISIL attack


Failed coup attempt generals appear before court for first time


Turkey, Russia sign deal to remove trade barriers


Turkish hoteliers flock to courtroom to voice opposition to ban


Turkish gov’t ready to apply food measures to push down inflation to single-digits: Deputy PM


Turkish NGO circumcises 1,100 Syrian children over six days


642 militants ‘neutralized’ in Turkey since 2017: Ministry


Two ISIL militants killed in Turkish capital plotted attack on AKP congress: Governor


NATO chief mediates between Turkey and Germany in İncirlik rift




Uber’s Driverless Cars Wear Out Welcome in Pittsburgh





U.K. stocks rise for 2nd  day as election poll weighs on pound


Interview: UK bishop questions LGBT involvement in Catholic schools’ sex-ed program


UK: Schools told to change class times, exam times and sports days because of Ramadan


Trumpism without Trump in the U.K.


'No time to waste' as Brexit talks will start just 11 days after the election, says Theresa May   (British Prime Minister Theresa May)


Cyber whizz who saved NHS slams 'super invasive' British tabloids


Party leaders clash over indyref2 and Brexit in election debate  (Scotland’s party leaders clashed on the issues of independence and Brexit immediately as the first TV debate of the election north of the border got under way.)


Teenager airlifted after quarry fall


Theresa May drops longstanding Tory policy to axe all mixed sex hospital wards


GDP Consumers lose appetite for spending due to rising prices in shops


Conservatives' shrinking poll lead should 'focus minds'


Tories 'won't rethink' social care plans


Car boot-sale diamond set to fetch £350k


Anti-drug campaigners slam plans to introduce drug testing tents at music festivals


Labour brings forward tuition fees pledge


Doctors 'too reliant' on depression questionnaire designed by Pfizer, campaigners warn


Green MPs 'will hold Tories to account'


Survey finds half of British gardeners cannot name a single shrub, as Chelsea Flower Show prepares to open


Fishermen criticise emergency reef order


Church of England fund sees 'stellar' returns




At refugee camp, US envoy Haley vows more aid for Syrians (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)


Nikki Haley to NKorea: 'Don't Give Us a Reason' for a Fight




New Orleans took down its Confederate monuments. Will the rest of the South?




Can the pope save Trump?




How to make Venezuela's economy great again: Don Pittis


Cry for me, Venezuela


Venezuela Man set on fire during anti-government protests


50th  day of protests brings central Caracas to a standstill




Daily Presidential Tracking Poll


Donald Trump denies a Russia allegation that no one made


Refusing To Allow Neutrality On Trump Will Not End Well


51% Say Trump Puts Himself Above Country


Report: Christie Said He Warned Trump About Flynn


Editorial: Two thumbs up, Mr. Trump


Gingrich: World Leaders Respect Trump; Media 'Pygmies' Don't


Trump Is POTUS, and Leftist Hysteria Is Noise


Escalating probes rattle Trump and his aides


John Podesta unloads on Trump


Commentary: Why Trump won't be ousted anytime soon


Trump’s Middle Eastern Tour


Priebus to make early return to Washington, job status in question  (White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus)


Impeachment Pandemic


White House says Trump ‘exhausted’ on Middle East trip


Toward a Restoration of Gravitas in the Middle East


Trump’s bizarre and un-American visit to Saudi Arabia


Trump’s Road to Riyadh


Weekend wrap: Warm welcome in Saudi Arabia offers Trump a respite from controversy at home


Inside left's secret plot for coup against Trump


Kushner keeps most of his real estate but offers few clues about potential White House conflicts


‘This Wasn’t a Speech About Islam’


Melania's outfit choices win surprise praise from staunchly conservative Saudi media - despite her decision to shun the headscarf 


So, let’s say Trump is impeached. Then what?


Should we wish for a President Pence?


Trump’s Saudi speech a good start — now action must follow


Dems are gunning for Trump — here's how he can survive


Boehner called Trump about signing government funding bill   (Former Speaker of the House John A Boehner (R-Ohio)


Priebus asked Boehner to convince Trump to avert a government shutdown: Report


Melania thinks Sean Spicer 'is doing a bad job': Pressure mounts on besieged White House press secretary as First Lady questions his ability to properly defend her husband  (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)


Trump said to be 'exhausted' three days into first trip abroad as president




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