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U.S. ambassador urges China to talk to the Dalai Lama
U.S. ambassador urges China to talk to the Dalai Lama
  • World
  • 2019-05-26 03:08:17Z

China should hold talks with Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad told Chinese officials during a trip to the Himalayan region where he criticized Beijing for interfering in religious freedom. Branstad visited Tibet last week, the first such trip by a U.S. ambassador since 2015, amid escalating trade and diplomatic tension between the two countries.

Trump and Abe tee off amid US-Japan trade tensions
Trump and Abe tee off amid US-Japan trade tensions
  • World
  • 2019-05-26 02:39:00Z

MOBARA, Japan (AP) - Golf never seems to be far behind whenever President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe get together.

Trump downplays North Korean missile tests
Trump downplays North Korean missile tests

TOKYO (AP) - In an apparent contradiction of his national security adviser, President Donald Trump on Sunday downplayed recent North Korean missile tests, tweeting from Tokyo that they're not a concern for him - even though they are for Japan.

Venezuela
Venezuela's Guaido rejects 'false dialogue' ahead of new talks in Norway

Venezuela's opposition leader Saturday rejected "false dialogue" in resolving the country's political crisis, as Norway announced it would host another round of talks between his representatives and the government of President Nicolas Maduro. The two sides would return to Oslo next week "to continue a process facilitated by Norway," the Scandinavian country's Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soreid said. The mediation bid comes after a months-long power struggle between National Assembly leader Juan Guaido and the socialist president, with sometimes deadly street clashes.

Warriors
Warriors' Iguodala considering retirement

Golden State Warriors veteran Andre Iguodala may be contemplating retirement. Iguodala has missed time each of the past few years with injuries. It's just, you've been playing for five long seasons, like long, long seasons so it's bound to come up," Iguodala told reporters on Saturday, via 95.7 The Game.

Padres hit team-record 7 HRs, rout Jays 19-4, win 5th in row
Padres hit team-record 7 HRs, rout Jays 19-4, win 5th in row

In an afternoon full of big hits for the San Diego Padres, it was left to ninth-place batter Austin Hedges to register the biggest. Hedges connected for a grand slam and the Padres hit a franchise-record seven home runs to romp past the Toronto Blue Jays 19-4 Saturday for their fifth straight win.

Cubs top Reds 8-6 in wild 6-HR game
Cubs top Reds 8-6 in wild 6-HR game

Addison Russell delivered an impressive all-around performance on a wild day. The Chicago Cubs needed every last bit of it, too. Russell homered at Wrigley Field for the first time since he was suspended for violating baseball's domestic violence policy, leading Chicago to an 8-6 victory over the

Here's Who Will Build the Army's New Laser Weapon
Here's Who Will Build the Army's New Laser Weapon

A clear leader is emerging in the nascent directed-energy-weaponry battles.

Boston 2B Pedroia ends another rehab stint because of pain

Dustin Pedroia left his rehab game Friday night because of discomfort, and the Boston Red Sox are bringing him back to the city for the team's medical staff to look at his ailing left knee on Monday. The second baseman, 35, has played in just nine games for the Red Sox in the 2018 and 2019 seasons

'Queen of Great Power' chosen at Bolivian festival
  • World
  • 2019-05-25 23:37:45Z

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) - Organizers of the Lord Jesus of the Great Power Festival, which fuses Andean and Catholic cultures, have chosen the queen to head the annual event which will mobilize 74,000 dancers and more than 4,000 musicians in the Bolivian city of La Paz.

Trump says not disturbed that North Korea has
Trump says not disturbed that North Korea has 'fired off some small weapons'

"North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others, but not me. Trump is currently in Japan on a state visit. The president, who left his second summit with Kim earlier this year in Vietnam without a peace deal, has put enormous value in their personal relationship, despite actions by North Korea that others consider provocative.

The Big Mistake Most Lottery Winners Make
The Big Mistake Most Lottery Winners Make

In this case, the numbers lie.

Israelis protest moves to grant Netanyahu immunity, limit Supreme Court
Israelis protest moves to grant Netanyahu immunity, limit Supreme Court
  • World
  • 2019-05-25 21:53:08Z

Thousands of Israelis protested on Saturday against legislative steps that could grant Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immunity from prosecution and limit the power of the country's Supreme Court. The demonstration in Tel Aviv was attended by nearly all opposition parties, a rare show of unity

Norway says Venezuela government, opposition to hold new round of talks
Norway says Venezuela government, opposition to hold new round of talks
  • World
  • 2019-05-25 20:23:40Z

Norway said on Saturday that representatives of Venezuela's government and opposition will return to Oslo next week following an initial round of preliminary talks about how to address the country's political crisis. "We announce that the representatives of the main political actors in

Opposition rallies to
Opposition rallies to 'save' Israel from Netanyahu

Thousands of Israelis gathered in Tel Aviv Saturday night to protest Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's emerging coalition agreements, which opposition leaders said would constitute the end of the country's democracy. Netanyahu, who has until Wednesday night to form a new coalition following the April 9 elections, has so far failed to accommodate the clashing demands of his future government partners, primarily over the issue of drafting ultra-Orthodox men. While no agreements have been presented thus far, there was speculation that coalition members would have to agree to measures that would weaken the judiciary, which is seeking to put Netanyahu on trial.

Trump administration bans CDC from saying 'diversity,' transgender,' 'fetus,' and more
Trump administration bans CDC from saying 'diversity,' transgender,' 'fetus,' and more

The Trump administration has banned seven words from the Centers for Disease Control's upcoming budget documents, the Washington Post reports. The words are "vulnerable," "entitlement," "diversity," "transgender," "fetus," "evidence-based" and "science-based." CDC analysts were not given a reason for the banned words, they were simply informed of the new policy. Some phrases can be replaced or retooled, like by saying "CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes" - an actual alternate phrase offered to CDC analysts in the first briefing about these words....

'No Food, No Drink, No Watermelon' Boston Schoolteacher Claims Her Students Were Racially Profiled at Museum

A Boston schoolteacher alleges that her 7th grade students were racially profiled during a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts.

Hezbollah warns US plan could naturalise Palestinian diaspora
Hezbollah warns US plan could naturalise Palestinian diaspora

The head of Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah warned Saturday that a long-delayed US peace plan could see Palestinian refugees permanently settled in host countries across the region. Speaking days after the US announced a May conference in Bahrain to lay out economic aspects of its long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah warned of an "ominous deal aimed at eliminating the Palestinian cause". The right of return for more than 700,000 refugees who were expelled or fled during the creation of the State of Israel in the late 1940s -- and their millions of descendants -- is a key pillar of the Palestinian cause.

UPDATE 2-Fiat Chrysler in tie-up talks with Renault - sources

MILAN/PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler and Renault are in talks on a comprehensive global tie-up that could address some of the main weaknesses of both carmakers, two sources with knowledge of the discussions told Reuters on Saturday. The talks are at an advanced stage, the sources said. The Financial Times https://on.ft.com/2HRDghE earlier reported that FCA and Renault were discussing a deal to forge "extensive ties" to tackle structural challenges facing the global auto industry.

51 attorneys general call on Betsy DeVos to cancel up to 42,000 disabled veterans' student debts
51 attorneys general call on Betsy DeVos to cancel up to 42,000 disabled veterans' student debts

"As a nation, we have a moral obligation to assist those who have put their lives on the line to defend us,"  the attorneys general wrote.

Yoga teacher found alive after 17 days lost in Hawaii forest
  • US
  • 2019-05-25 18:37:40Z

Amanda Eller, 35, went hiking in Maui's Makawao Forest Reserve on May 8 but became lost when she walked deeper in the reserve, which covers more than 2,000 acres, instead of heading back to her car as she believed. "Sure enough, God willing, she was right there," Javier Canetellops, a search coordinator who was in the helicopter, told reporters.

1.5 Million Americans Supersize Their Retirement Savings. Can You Join Them?
1.5 Million Americans Supersize Their Retirement Savings. Can You Join Them?

Don't miss out on this ability to put even more money aside.

French police search for man who left bomb in Lyon
French police search for man who left bomb in Lyon
  • World
  • 2019-05-25 18:29:13Z

Ninety police investigators supported by 30 scientific officers and technicians as well as local police were searching for the man, who was seen on security cameras at around 5.30 p.m. on Friday, anti-terrorism prosecutor Remy Heitz told reporters in Paris. French police were able to track the movements

Arkansas newspaper gambles on free iPads as the future
Arkansas newspaper gambles on free iPads as the future

HOPE, Ark. (AP) - Over a lunch of hamburger steaks, mashed potatoes and green beans, Walter Hussman delivered his pitch to the dozen or so attendees of the Hope, Arkansas, Rotary Club meeting. He promised that if they keep paying their current rate of $36 a month for subscription to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper, even though it will no longer be printed daily or delivered to their door, they'll get a free iPad to view a digital version.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and a tale of 2 sheets of paper
AP FACT CHECK: Trump and a tale of 2 sheets of paper

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump held up and read from a sheet of paper in the Rose Garden this past week as he argued he's been hounded by investigators in the Russia probe for no reason. "Nearly 500 search warrants," says the page, from an ABC News graphic. "More than 2,500

Giants designate Mac Williamson for assignment, recall Mike Yastrzemski
Giants designate Mac Williamson for assignment, recall Mike Yastrzemski

Mac Williamson's time with the Giants appears to be over as the team DFA'd him for the second time in two months.

Rumor: Clippers not interested in Jimmy Butler, he would sign with Lakers for max
Rumor: Clippers not interested in Jimmy Butler, he would sign with Lakers for max

Should a team feel comfortable giving Jimmy Butler - who will turn 30 before next season, is a hard-charging personality who plays a hard-charging style that can be hard on his body, and has only once played 70 or more games in the past six seasons - a four-year, $141 million max contract? If the Lakers strike out with Kyrie Irving and other top targets (Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard are not interested, according to sources), should they give Butler the max and sign him comfortable or not? LeBron James has already reached out to start recruiting Butler, and if the Lakers offer him the max Butler would love to come, Arash Markazi of the Los Angeles Times said on the Colin Cowherd.

The Downfall of Theresa May, the Prime Minister Broken by Brexit
The Downfall of Theresa May, the Prime Minister Broken by Brexit

The couple went through to the prime minister's private study together for a few moments alone. After three years battling the impossible contradictions of Brexit, she was resigning as U.K. prime minister, defeated at last. In truth, they had known a day earlier that there was no hope left, and the prime minister famous for her stubborn resilience would have to resign.

Forget burgers, roadkill could be on the menu soon in California
Forget burgers, roadkill could be on the menu soon in California

A new bill would create an app for motorists to log big game accidents and apply for a permit to haul elk and deer away, but detractors aren't so sure.

Amanda Eller, Missing Maui Yoga Instructor, Ate Berries and Drank From Waterfalls to Survive
Amanda Eller, Missing Maui Yoga Instructor, Ate Berries and Drank From Waterfalls to Survive

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Maui Police Department/FacebookAmanda Eller, the 35-year-old yoga instructor and physical therapist who went missing on a hike in a Maui forest on May 8, ate plants and berries and drank from the base of waterfalls to survive, her rescuers say. Hours after rescuers in a helicopter plucked Eller from a ravine, she said that she had to make the choice to stay alive while lost for 16 days in the forest."There were times of total fear and loss and wanting to give up, and it did come down to life and death, and I had to choose," Eller said from her hospital bed on Saturday. "I chose life."Eller also thanked the volunteers who tirelessly searched for her,...

Turkey sends weapons to Syrian rebels facing Russian-backed assault:  Syrian sources
Turkey sends weapons to Syrian rebels facing Russian-backed assault: Syrian sources

Russia is backing the Syrian army's large aerial and ground assault as it seeks to gain control of the last big stretch of rebel-held territory in the northwest of the country. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad launched the assault last month, saying rebels had breached an existing ceasefire, triggering a civilian exodus by bombarding Idlib and adjacent areas. It has been the biggest escalation since last summer between Assad and his enemies in Idlib province and a belt of territory around it.

Bitcoin Cash experienced a 2-block reorganization following its scheduled hard fork on May 15
Bitcoin Cash experienced a 2-block reorganization following its scheduled hard fork on May 15

Following the scheduled hard fork on May 15, Bitcoin Cash experienced a series of seemingly related problems, which ultimately resulted in a 2-block reorganization.The post Bitcoin Cash experienced a 2-block reorganization following its scheduled hard fork on May 15 appeared first on The Block.

Hiker Amanda Eller found alive after being lost 2 weeks in Maui, Hawaii forest

A 35-year-old physical therapist and yoga instructor who went missing in the Makawao Forest Reserve on Maui, Hawaii,  two weeks ago has been found alive, according to her family and a Facebook page devoted to the search.

Democratic presidential hopeful Klobuchar proposes revamping EPA ethanol rules
Democratic presidential hopeful Klobuchar proposes revamping EPA ethanol rules

Klobuchar is one of more than 20 Democrats vying for her party's presidential nomination. If she is going to be successful, her campaign needs to galvanize support in the agriculture-focused state of Iowa, which holds the first primary contest in the nation. Iowa grows most of the country's corn, which is used to produce ethanol.

UK race to succeed Theresa May heats up with focus on Brexit
UK race to succeed Theresa May heats up with focus on Brexit

LONDON (AP) - The race to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May is heating up, the field of Conservative contenders is quickly growing and the focus is squarely on how to handle Brexit.

Russia, eyeing Arctic future, launches nuclear icebreaker
Russia, eyeing Arctic future, launches nuclear icebreaker

Russia launched a nuclear-powered icebreaker on Saturday, part of an ambitious program to renew and expand its fleet of the vessels in order to improve its ability to tap the Arctic's commercial potential. The ship, dubbed the Ural and which was floated out from a dockyard in St Petersburg, is one of a trio that when completed will be the largest and most powerful icebreakers in the world. Russia is building new infrastructure and overhauling its ports as, amid warmer climate cycles, it readies for more traffic via what it calls the Northern Sea Route (NSR) which it envisages being navigable year-round.

Why Can
Why Can't Drug­stores Quit Cigarettes?

Why Can't Drug­stores Quit Cigarettes?

China calls on Germany to correct
China calls on Germany to correct 'mistakes' over asylum for Hong Kong independence activists

China has made "solemn representations" to Germany after it granted refugee status to two Hong Kong activists facing rioting charges in the Chinese-ruled city, demanding it correct its "mistakes", state news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday. Xinhua said the Hong Kong office of China's foreign ministry summoned Germany's Acting Consul General to Hong Kong David Schmidt for an emergency meeting on Friday, where a representative expressed "strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition". The two Hong Kong activists - Ray Wong, 25, and Alan Li, 27 - were former members of Hong Kong Indigenous, a group advocating Hong Kong's independence from China.

Trump urges fairer trade with Japan at start of state visit
Trump urges fairer trade with Japan at start of state visit

President Donald Trump Saturday vowed to make the US trade relationship with Japan a "little bit more fair", as he kicked off a four-day visit to Tokyo aimed at cementing ties between the two close allies. Trump's four-day trip is expected to feature plenty of warm words and images as he plays golf and watches sumo with his "friend" Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister. "Japan has had a substantial edge for many, many years.

Apple
Apple's MacBook Pro Unveiling Reveals a Butterfly Surprise

Apple's MacBook Pro Unveiling Reveals a Butterfly Surprise

Most drivers want NASCAR
Most drivers want NASCAR's longest race to remain 600 miles

With a furrowed brow NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip scoffed at the notion that the Coca-Cola 600 race is too long and should be shortened by, say, maybe a hundred miles or so. ''Is that what some thirty-something said?'' the 72-year-old Waltrip said to The Associated Press. It was 38

Police hunt suspect after explosion in French city of Lyon
Police hunt suspect after explosion in French city of Lyon
  • World
  • 2019-05-25 12:08:29Z

PARIS (AP) - French police were on Saturday hunting a suspect believed to have deposited a paper bag containing an explosive device that went off, wounding 13 people in a busy pedestrian street in the city of Lyon the previous day.

Trump urges greater Japanese investment in U.S., criticizes trade advantage
Trump urges greater Japanese investment in U.S., criticizes trade advantage

Trump arrived in Japan on Saturday for a largely ceremonial state visit meant to showcase strong ties even as trade tensions loom. In the evening, the Tokyo Sky Tree tower was lit up red, white and blue in Trump's honor. Trump told the company officials there had never been a better time to invest in the United States and repeated a complaint that the Federal Reserve's policies had kept U.S. economic growth from reaching its full potential.

Top Asian News 11:42 a.m. GMT
  • World
  • 2019-05-25 11:43:00Z

TOKYO (AP) - President Donald Trump needled Japan over the U.S.-Japan trade imbalance as he kicked off a state visit to the country Saturday that's been tailor-made to his whims and ego. Speaking at a reception with several dozen Japanese and American business leaders at the U.S. ambassador's

Maui woman Amanda Eller missing for more than 2 weeks found alive, police say
Maui woman Amanda Eller missing for more than 2 weeks found alive, police say

A woman who went missing in Hawaii for more than two weeks has been found alive, Maui police said.

Bolton says N. Korea missile tests violated UN resolutions
Bolton says N. Korea missile tests violated UN resolutions

TOKYO (AP) - U.S. national security adviser John Bolton on Saturday called a series of short-range missile tests by North Korea earlier this month a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions and said sanctions must be kept in place.

US orders new troops to Middle East to counter Iran
US orders new troops to Middle East to counter Iran 'threat'

The United States said it was deploying 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East to counter "credible threats" from Iran in a move denounced by Tehran on Saturday as "a threat to international peace". "Increased US presence in our region is very dangerous and a threat to international peace and security and must be confronted," Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told the official IRNA news agency. The escalation of the US military presence follows a decision in early May to send an aircraft carrier strike force and B-52 bombers in a show of force against what Washington's leaders believed was an imminent Iranian plan to attack US assets.

U.S. troop move to Middle East
U.S. troop move to Middle East 'dangerous for international peace': Iran's Zarif
  • World
  • 2019-05-25 09:02:25Z

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that the U.S. decision to deploy more troops to the Middle East in response to the perceived threat from Iran was "extremely dangerous" for peace. The United States said it was sending 1,500 troops to region in what it called an

Iran says US troop boost
Iran says US troop boost 'threat to international peace'
  • World
  • 2019-05-25 08:45:06Z

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Saturday a US decision to deploy 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East is a "threat to international peace," state media reported. "Increased US presence in our region is very dangerous and a threat to international peace and security

Trump arrives in Tokyo for state visit, golf and sumo
Trump arrives in Tokyo for state visit, golf and sumo

TOKYO (AP) - Under the threat of potentially devastating U.S. tariffs on autos, Japan was ready to roll out the newest phase of its charm offensive targeting President Donald Trump as it welcomed him on a state visit tailor-made to his whims and ego.

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