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World Trucker Putin opens Russian bridge to annexed Crimea
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Ukraine has condemned the project, which was personally championed by Putin, saying construction has damaged the environment and that larger ships will be unable to get through to its ports on the Azov Sea. During World War II the occupying Nazis also began building a bridge, but abandoned the project. Crimea is a popular destination for Russians during the summer and Putin said in March he would like to see the bridge open by the time the season arrives.

World US Identifies Suspect in Leak of CIA Hacking Tools
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The NYT quoted Nicholas Weaver, a researcher at the International Computer Science Institute in California, as saying that WikiLeaks had magnified the danger posed by the Vault 7 leaks and that the tools were aimed only at small groups of high-value targets.

World Meghan Markle's father will not attend royal wedding
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According to U.S. gossip site The Blast, Patrick will be one of the few members of the cast to join Meghan on her special day, after she lost contact with many of her former co-workers. In 2016, the Edinburgh University student graced the cover of Tatler magazine, which dubbed her the "most lovely member of the Royal Family". Princess Margaret had her brother-in-law walk her down the aisle because her father, King George VI, had died before the wedding.

World CMS teachers prepare for rally in Raleigh
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CMS says North Carolina is 43rd in the nation when it comes to per-pupil expenditures. Cols continues to say he can't afford to attend the May 16 rally in Raleigh where teachers are expected to protest at the General Assembly when lawmakers reconvene for the legislative short session.

World Dead, Others Injured in Explosion at Aliso Viejo Medical Building
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He also said that the police finds out causes of the explosion. The fire at the building at 11 Mareblu - an outpatient medical clinic - was quickly doused following the roughly 1:10 p.m. Tony Bommarito, a spokesman for the Orange County Fire Authority. Investigators are considering the incident as an intentional act, due to the size of the explosion .

World Pompeo promises North Korea a rosy future as USA 'partner'
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Abe said he is open to holding talks with Kim only when that would lead to a settlement of the abduction issue. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds a joint press availability with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha after their meeting at the State Department in Washington , U.S., May 11, 2018.

World Double amputee summits Everest after losing feet in first attempt
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Xia first attempted to scale Mt Everest with a Chinese government-backed team in 1975 at the age of 25, but was thwarted by bad weather. But at the start of the year, it appeared the moment would never come for Xia. Xia, his fellow team members and the Sherpas supporting them summited the mountain early in the morning, according to Imagine Trek and Expedition , the group leading the effort.

World Fox, ABC and NBC Cancel More Shows
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Although Crews is happy that Brooklyn Nine-Nine has a new home in NBC , where it could potentially be a better fit among the network's other sitcoms , he admitted to People that he still feels "emotionally drained" after last week's drama.

World Judge rules Mueller has authority to prosecute former Trump campaign chairman Manafort
Author: 0 Judge rules Mueller has authority to prosecute former Trump campaign chairman Manafort

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the District of Columbia rejected Manafort's argument that the scope of special counsel Robert Mueller's authority was overly broad. "[Ellis' comments] have really thrown this into a new dimension if there's a real possibility they [the special counsel's office] don't have authorization", Giuliani said, adding that if Ellis ruled against Mueller, "They're going to have a big problem".

World Gina Haspel criticizes
Author: 0 Gina Haspel criticizes "enhanced interrogation" in letter to Mark Warner

Haspel's letter comes after Republican Sen. The GOP side of the aisle, however, appears more unpredictable. Sen. Speaking at her confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Haspel vowed change in the CIA's interrogation operations. According to CNN , Haspel refrained from doing so in the public portion of her hearing because "she did not want to be seen as publicly criticizing her colleagues at the Central Intelligence Agency".

World George Soros Foundation to leave Hungary due to hostile climate
Author: 0 George Soros Foundation to leave Hungary due to hostile climate

As well as bemoaning "burdensome" transparency requirements on funding from overseas, the group registered its particular anger over measures in the package invoking national security interests, such as rules which would require NGOs working with asylum seekers to be licensed by the government.

World Hawaii volcano eruption: Incredible pictures show Kilauea lava fissures UP CLOSE
Author: 0 Hawaii volcano eruption: Incredible pictures show Kilauea lava fissures UP CLOSE

A major concern for emergency services is lava devastating roads that could lead locals away from danger. Hawaii National Guard spokesman Jeff Hickman said if either highway is hit by lava, mass evacuations would be triggered. But water may not be entering the crater, as feared, and gas and steam may be safely venting, scientists said. Lava on Sunday spread across hundreds of meters of private land and loud explosions rocked the neighborhood not far from the Leilani Estates subdivision, ...

World EU Negotiator Laments 'Little Progress' on Brexit, May Struggles With Trade Plan
Author: 0 EU Negotiator Laments 'Little Progress' on Brexit, May Struggles With Trade Plan

The UK decided unilaterally and autonomously to withdraw from the EU. Deputy Prime Minister Ekaterina Zakharieva of Bulgaria, which holds the EU's rotating presidency, told reporters after the meeting of European affairs ministers: "We look forward to more a intensive engagement by the United Kingdom government in the coming weeks".

World Theresa May headed for Cabinet showdown over Brexit
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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt appeared to endorse the idea yesterday. The Tory MP, who is also chair of the Treasury Select Committee, also criticised the other proposal being put forward, and said: "It seems to me that's what's called the maximum facilitation - which seems to rely on future technology not yet invented - would absolutely basically be a deal in name only because it doesn't talk about an enduring relationship with the European Union , which I think is what the Prime Minister ...

World Here's when: Vodafone boss to stand down after 10 years
Author: 0 Here's when: Vodafone boss to stand down after 10 years

Vodafone has announced that Nick Read, now the group's CFO, will succeed Vittorio Colao has the group's chief executive on October 1. "On behalf of the Board, I would like to express our gratitude to Vittorio for an outstanding tenure", said Vodafone Group Chairman Gerard Kleisterlee.

World Early voting underway in Montgomery County for May 22 Primary Runoff Election
Author: 0 Early voting underway in Montgomery County for May 22 Primary Runoff Election

White is a businessman in Houston and the son of the late Governor Mark White. Valdez is known as the first openly gay hispanic woman elected as Dallas County Sheriff. The remainder went to other candidates. That's the only statewide race requiring a second round of voting. All three justice of the peace seats up for election are in the runoff.

World Farah City on 'Verge of Collapse', Claim Residents
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Attackers overran several security checkpoints in the city, and heavy fighting was under way on Tuesday, provincial official Fared Bakhtawer said . But the defence ministry said the army had repulsed the attack and that "security forces are now chasing the enemy".

World Facebook Suspends 200 Apps Over Mishandled User Data
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Grabbing the login details from GitHub granted access to the sensitive data "in less than a minute" and has, in fact, been publicly visible on the website for the past four years. We would like the session here to take place by 24 May... However, this is yet another reminder that when you agree to sharing your data with one app, it is going to be mass circulated, ending up online.

World MH370 captain 'deliberately evaded radar' during final moments of doomed flight
Author: 0 MH370 captain 'deliberately evaded radar' during final moments of doomed flight

That allowed the aircraft to stay off of military radar - and it was a success, says Hardy, since no military aircraft were sent up to dispatch the craft. Senior Boeing 777 pilot and instructor Simon Hardy told 60 Minutes on Sunday he believed the pilot deliberately flew the aircraft over his hometown of Penang for an "emotional goodbye".

World Department of Foreign Affairs warns Aussie tourists of fresh Bali terror attacks
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How was JAD involved in the Surabaya attacks? Indonesia's deadliest terrorist attack occurred in 2002, when bombs exploded on the tourist island of Bali, killing 202 people in one night, mostly foreigners. "Heat or a mere shaking motion can cause the bomb to explode". What is the connection to IS? The Islamic State (known as IS) claimed responsibility for the church attacks.

World Germany, UK vow to keep Iran nuclear deal despite USA withdrawal
Author: 0 Germany, UK vow to keep Iran nuclear deal despite USA withdrawal

The move underscores the Trump administration's preference for going it alone and imposing instead a range of old and new USA sanctions aimed at inflicting maximum economic pain on Iran and its business partners. The United States can't kill a deal all by itself that four other nations plus the European Union are all involved in. "It's very possible Iran may take the U.S.to this commission and say that the U.S.is violating this agreement", he said.

World MI5 head: Islamic State planning 'devastating' attacks in Europe
Author: 0 MI5 head: Islamic State planning 'devastating' attacks in Europe

Britain suffered four deadly militant attacks past year - a suicide bombing at a Manchester pop concert and an attack on London Bridge. The Director-General will today confirm the United Kingdom security agencies have disrupted a total of 25 mostly Islamist terror plots since 2013, including 12 in the last 14 months.

World 53 killed by lightning, thunderstorms in one night across four States
Author: 0 53 killed by lightning, thunderstorms in one night across four States

As per the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the storm killed as many as 53 people, including 39 in Uttar Pradesh, nine in Andhra Pradesh, four in West Bengal and one in Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Twitter that he "prayed" for the speedy recovery of those who were injured and he asked officials to provide assistance.

World Italy's new government makes economic promises
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Press agency AGI reported Di Maio made a brief call to the president's office to "announce that they are ready from tomorrow [Monday] to report on everything, including the name of the prime minister". Di Maio has softened Five Star's previously antagonistic tone on Europe , but his party and the League have vowed to take tough stances with Brussels on issues like EU fiscal rules amid widespread Italian discontent over the country's economic malaise and a lack of European solidarity on ...

World Israeli attacks on Syria meant to prop up terrorists: Iran
Author: 0 Israeli attacks on Syria meant to prop up terrorists: Iran

Israel said it had attacked almost all of Iran's military infrastructure in Syria on May 10 after Iranian forces fired rockets at Israeli-held territory for the first time . "This is what we have done and this is what we will continue to do", Netanyahu said in the statement. "We have no desire to escalate". We'll see if they grasp that, or if their seething hatred of America, of Israel and of Jews prompts them to take aggressive actions that will invite a military response by their ...

World NHC eyeing tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico
Author: 0 NHC eyeing tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico

Early indications suggested it could head towards the northern Gulf Coast by Wednesday night. In summary, South Florida can expect occasional periods of steamy sunshine followed by heavy storms several times a day right into next weekend. The system has already impacted South Florida, according to Dr. Jeff Masters, who co-founded Weather Underground in 1995. Since this isn't going to be a strong system it will benefit us since we are in need of some rain.