New Italian PM sworn in as head of anti-establishment populist government

Many anxious that new polls would be a de facto referendum on Italy's membership of the euro. After the fits, starts and financial turbulence of recent days, the realization of a 5-Star-League coalition government put its populist posture on ful... More..

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China warns trade deals off if USA imposes tariffs
by | Sunday, June 03, 2018

China warns trade deals off if USA imposes tariffs

But Chinese envoys promised after the last high-level meeting in Washington in mid-May to buy more American farm goods and energy products. The warning came following a meeting between US Commerce Secretary...More..

Trump says June 12 summit with North Korea will go ahead
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Trump says June 12 summit with North Korea will go ahead

Trump said after an Oval Office meeting Friday with North Korea's Kim Yong Chol that he'd be making a mistake not to go forward with the on-again, off-again nuclear summit in Singapore. demands for denucleari...More..

Colorado school makes top 50 in world ranking of universities
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Colorado school makes top 50 in world ranking of universities

Harvard University takes the top spot for the eighth year in a row. United Kingdom universities claimed nine places, down from 10 a year ago; Australia had three institutions among the top 100, and Germany h...More..

Eric Hargan: HHS did not lose undocumented children
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Eric Hargan: HHS did not lose undocumented children

He testified at the hearing on April 26 that ORR tried to reach 7,635 children and their sponsors during that time frame. After a stay in an ORR shelter, the majority of children are sent to live with spons...More..

Saudi Arabia prepares to outlaw sexual harassment
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Saudi Arabia prepares to outlaw sexual harassment

Although Saudi Arabia's state news agency claimed it was a shooting down of a toy dronethat had gotten too close to the royal property, some wondered if the gunfire was in fact a coup led by royals against Ki...More..

Don't Try to Roast a Marshmallow Over a Volcano, Experts Say
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

Don't Try to Roast a Marshmallow Over a Volcano, Experts Say

I'm going to go ahead and trust the USGS on this, and not let curiosity get the better of me by finding out first-hand just exactly how spectacular a reaction that would be. Even so, new blasts from the crate...More..

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens resigns amid sex scandal
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens resigns amid sex scandal

The 44-year-old governor made the announcement almost 17 months after taking the oath of the office with a pledge to root out "corrupt career politicians". While Greitens enjoyed wide GOP majorities in the legi...More..

Teen journalist's question about gun safety makes press secretary choke up
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

Teen journalist's question about gun safety makes press secretary choke up

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the administration continues to have "concerns" about unfounded allegations that the Federal Bureau of Investigation planted a spy in the Trump campaign during t...More..

Seoul confirms US-NKorea talks at Korea border
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

Seoul confirms US-NKorea talks at Korea border

Trump and Kim Jong Un were set to meet June 12 in Singapore, but Trump last week announced he was pulling out. Trump tweeted Tuesday that he had a "great team" working on the summit, confirming that top No...More..

Syria assumes presidency of disarmament body, sparking protests
by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

Syria assumes presidency of disarmament body, sparking protests

Addressing members of the conference on Tuesday, Syrian Ambassador Hussam Edin Aala scolded the USA for its complaints and spent the majority of his remarks on nuclear - not chemical weapons - disarmament and b...More..

Attack ISIS in Syria killed ten Russian military
by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

Attack ISIS in Syria killed ten Russian military

A farewell ceremony for the Russian first lieutenant and sergeant first class killed in Syria have been held in Russia's Zabaikalsky Territory, a source, who was present at the ceremony, told Sputnik on S...More..

IS claims responsibility for Tuesday's Liege attack
by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

IS claims responsibility for Tuesday's Liege attack

But the attacker's motive was not immediately clear, with Catherine Collignon, spokeswoman for the Liege prosecutors office, telling AFP: "We don't know anything yet". Louis Aliot, vice-president of France's ...More..

USA still preparing for summit with N. Korea: White House
by | Wednesday, May 30, 2018

USA still preparing for summit with N. Korea: White House

He also accompanied Kim Jong Un on both of his recent trips to China to meet President Xi Jinping, and held talks with Pompeo when he traveled to Pyongyang. And on Sunday, the U.S. State Department said Am...More..

Flash flood sweeps cars down street in Maryland
by | Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Flash flood sweeps cars down street in Maryland

Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency for Maryland on Sunday. Hermond is a sergeant assigned to Camp Fretterd in Reisterstown, Md. Gas and electricity have been shut down on Main Street, where ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Trump's China tariffs could be imposed in June

The proposed investment restrictions and enhanced export controls will be announced by June 30 and they will be implemented shortly thereafter, it said. China pressed the U.S.to give ZTE a break after the Com...More..

Indian police kill 12 in protest over copper plant
by | Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Indian police kill 12 in protest over copper plant

Action should be taken to shut down the plant immediately to address this issue", M.K. Stalin, leader of the main opposition group in Tamil Nadu, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, said in a Facebook post. Vedanta Re...More..

Flash floods rip through MD city
by | Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Flash floods rip through MD city

Crews were seen towing cars out of the mud on Main Street and surrounding areas Monday as the shock of Sunday's storm - not even two years after the last flood in July 2016. "I can tell you my heart is broken...More..

USA warships sail near South China Sea islands claimed by Beijing
by | Tuesday, May 29, 2018

USA warships sail near South China Sea islands claimed by Beijing

The move "contravened Chinese and relevant worldwide law, seriously infringed upon Chinese sovereignty (and) harmed strategic mutual trust between the two militaries", it said. China's island-building programme...More..

Ireland set to repeal abortion ban after historic referendum
by | Sunday, May 27, 2018

Ireland set to repeal abortion ban after historic referendum

Dublin Central posted 76.5 percent for repeal, while two constituencies in the southern capital of Cork City polled 64 percent and nearly 69 percent.?? "The constitution has changed, but the facts have not", t...More..