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Haspel Now Says CIA Waterboarding Never Should Have Happened

Haspel Now Says CIA Waterboarding Never Should Have Happened Two Democrats in Republican-leaning states have already backed Haspel, whose involvement at the Central Intelligence Agency while it employed such enhanced methods has been a sticking point in her confirmation process . There are valid questions that have been raised regarding the Acting Director's record, and I have been frank with Ms. Haspel that I wish she had been more open with the America... [Full Article...]

Putin drives truck across new Russia-Crimea bridge

Putin drives truck across new Russia-Crimea bridge The bridge limits the passage of vessels via the Kerch Strait to Ukrainian ports in the Azov Sea. Some Russians are calling it "Putin's bridge", created to link Crimea into Russia's transport network. "This is an extremely important day from this point of view and in a practical sense and in symbolic terms". The motorway section of the bridge has over 60 road signs and ten automatic systems mo... [Full Article...]

Four Children Orphaned After Surabaya and Sidoarjo Bombings

Four Children Orphaned After Surabaya and Sidoarjo Bombings The coordinated attacks in Surabaya with their mix of military-grade explosives, and women and children being used as cover for suicide bombings, suggest a rising level of tactical sophistication in Indonesia's terrorists. "For the kids, I think this is craziness", said Taufik Andrie, who runs an Indonesian institute that helps rehabilitate former militants ready to rejoin society. [Full Article...]

China sends trade envoy to U.S., welcomes Trump ZTE comments

China sends trade envoy to U.S., welcomes Trump ZTE comments Instead, Trump will likely continue upping the ante - betting on China preferring to come to an agreement rather than risk a trade war. In retaliation, Beijing is threatening tariffs on $50 billion in USA products. Today begins three days of trade hearings in which United States corporations will make their case against President Trump's proposed $50 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports. [Full Article...]

Community members, school board consider school closing, special-ed issues

Community members, school board consider school closing, special-ed issues Spending plans for 669 districts across the state are up to vote and have to comply with the rules for the state's cap on property taxes for the eighth consecutive year. Those in the Lansingburgh Central School District will vote on a $50,696,799 budget, representing an 8.59 percent increase. In East Hampton, voting takes place in the district office at East Hampton High School from 1 to 8 p.m. [Full Article...]

First Carrier Designed in China Begins Sea Trial

First Carrier Designed in China Begins Sea Trial Construction of the unnamed carrier was completed in April past year. "Aircraft carriers are for power projection and for domination, and this is just the first of several more indigenous carriers". The ship's chief engineering commander, Hu Wenming, told the broadcaster the carrier was smaller than USA carriers' Nimitz class. The new carrier has more than 12,000 pieces of equipment that were ... [Full Article...]

Four killed, several injured after militants attack Afghanistan finance office

Four killed, several injured after militants attack Afghanistan finance office According to a member of the provincial council, the encounter between at least four attackers, armed with rocket propelled grenades and machineguns and security forces is still going on. The Taliban recently launched their annual spring offensive, in an apparent rejection of a peace overture by the Afghan government. Nine journalists, including AFP's chief photographer in Kabul Shah Marai, we... [Full Article...]

Bookmakers announce new favorites of Eurovision 2018

Bookmakers announce new favorites of Eurovision 2018 Last time a British act won the Eurovision song contest was in 1997, with Katrina and the Waves, with "Love Shine a Light", in Dublin. She will be performing her song " We Got Love ". "It a hard one but I think at the end of the day it's showcasing music, talent and creating a pathway for the next person to do it". Not realising that there was one act still left t be announced, the man in ques... [Full Article...]

Real Madrid boss Zidane talks Neymar as speculation hots up

Real Madrid boss Zidane talks Neymar as speculation hots up Despite his campaign having been hampered by injury, Neymar has still managed to produce some impressive displays since joining PSG , as evidenced by his 28 goals and 19 assists in 30 games across all competitions. "It was a dream to play for Barca", he said. "I am very pleased to have played with players like Victor [Valdes], Carles [Puyol], Andres [Iniesta] and Xavi". [Full Article...]

Aurangabad clashes under control, confirms Police

Aurangabad clashes under control, confirms Police Several police officers have also been reported to be severely injured in the clashes. "However, everything is under control now", said the acting Aurangabad Commissioner of Police Milind Bharambe on Saturday, remarking that normalcy had largely been restored across the city. [Full Article...]

Albert Pujols Pursuit of 3000 Hits is Something To Watch

Albert Pujols Pursuit of 3000 Hits is Something To Watch Blue Jays right-hander Joe Biagini (0-1) was tagged for 10 hits and six runs in 4 1/3 innings. Between his rookie season, in which he won Rookie of the Year, and the end of his 2010 season, Pujols finished each season batting no less than.314 with slugging percentages under.600 in only three of those seasons. [Full Article...]

'Justice for Noura' outrage at Sudan death sentence for girl allegedly raped

'Justice for Noura' outrage at Sudan death sentence for girl allegedly raped Sodfa Daaji tweeted "The court is full". Noura Hussein Hammad, 19, was handed a death sentence by a court on Thursday for the "intentional murder" of the man her father forced her to marry. Hussein was forced to marry at age 15, and subsequently ran away from her home. Shahd Hamza, 20, was among those who came to support Hussein in court, after hearing about her case in a group chat on Whats... [Full Article...]

U.S. fighters intercepted two Russian bombers off the coast of Alaska

U.S. fighters intercepted two Russian bombers off the coast of Alaska A Russian Tupolev Tu-95 turboprop-powered strategic bomber flies above the Kremlin in Moscow, on May 7, 2015, during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade. The Washington Free Beacon , a conservative news website, first reported the intercept. Two American F-22 fighter jets intercepted them, with the Russians never flying into U.S. [Full Article...]

Coppa Italia final match report Juventus v AC Milan 09 May 2018

Coppa Italia final match report Juventus v AC Milan 09 May 2018 Central defender Medhi Benatia struck twice for Juventus and Douglas Costa was also on target on an unhappy evening for Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma who was at fault for the second and third goals. Juventus , who became the first team to win the competition without conceding a goal, are nearly certain to add this year's Serie A title to their trophy cabinet and complete a fourth suc... [Full Article...]

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promises North Korea 'prosperous' future

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promises North Korea 'prosperous' future Pompeo also said his talks with Kim on Wednesday were "warm", "constructive", and "good" - and that he made clear that if North Korea gets rid of its nuclear weapons in a permanent and verifiable way, the U.S.is willing to help the impoverished nation boost its economy and living stands to levels like those in prosperous South Korea . [Full Article...]

Trump seeks 'very meaningful' summit in Singapore with N Korea

Trump seeks 'very meaningful' summit in Singapore with N Korea He also stepped across the border into South Korea during a historic meeting with President Moon Jae-in in April, making him the first Northern leader to set foot in the South since the Korean War ceasefire in 1953. One of the detainees was jailed in 2015, the other two have been in prison for just over a year. "We very much appreciate that he allowed them to go before the meeting", he said. [Full Article...]

Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian on Gaza border: ministry

Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian on Gaza border: ministry Numerous protesters are peaceful and Israeli officials say they only target protesters who threaten the border. Since the protests began on March 30, at least 48 Palestinians, including five children, have been killed by Israeli snipers and almost 8,000 wounded by live fire, tear gas and "non-lethal" rubber bullets fired by Israeli soldiers. [Full Article...]

Germany supports maintaining Iran nuclear deal - Merkel to Rouhani

Germany supports maintaining Iran nuclear deal - Merkel to Rouhani Instead, Europe has to take its destiny into its own hands. "That is the task for the future". Late last night, the Israeli army said Iranian forces in Syria had fired 20 rockets into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights but that all had been intercepted by their air-defense system. [Full Article...]

Deadpool apologizes to David Beckham for making fun of his voice

Deadpool apologizes to David Beckham for making fun of his voice The unconventional superhero shows up at Beckham's door not one, not two, but four times with grand gestures that ultimately put him back in his friend's good graces. However, Beckham then pretends to have no idea what Deadpool was apologizing for, claiming he thought Ryan was trying to make amends for a string of his critically-panned projects of the past, including R.I.P.D., Blade: Trinity ... [Full Article...]

Arkansas high schools make top 1000 in US News & World Report ranking

Arkansas high schools make top 1000 in US News & World Report ranking None of Mississippi's 250 public high schools earned gold medal status, but Ocean Springs was one of only three in the state to earn a silver medal and the only one from Jackson County to do so. The highest-scoring schools were ranked as gold, silver or bronze in the 2018 rankings. South Florida charter schools performed the best among Florida schools in the Best Charter Schools rankings. [Full Article...]


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