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Ramadan to start on Thursday, religious leaders say

Ramadan to start on Thursday, religious leaders say Thursday will be the first day of Ramadan in all other Gulf states as well as in many Arab and Muslim countries. The UAE Moon Sighting Committee has announced the first day of Ramadan this year will be May 17. A year ago more accidents happened in the late morning rush hour between 10am and 11am than any other time. "As the holy month begins, I wish all those celebrating a very happy and p... [Full Article...]

US to lift sanctions if NoKor dismantles nuke arms program

US to lift sanctions if NoKor dismantles nuke arms program Moon welcomed Kim's plans to publicly blow up North Korea's nuclear test facility. North Korea has begun dismantling the country's only known nuclear test site, according to satellite photos, following through on a promise made by leader Kim Jong-un ahead of his meeting with Donald Trump . [Full Article...]

Mother denies abuse after her 10 children are taken into protective custody

Mother denies abuse after her 10 children are taken into protective custody A missing report had been filed for the boy, who was found sleeping under the bush in a nearby home's yard. But officers say the conditions between their first visit in March and their second on Friday had not improved, although they did conduct a search of the home. [Full Article...]

National Police Week honors law enforcement

National Police Week honors law enforcement The national monument now contains the names of 21,541 officers from all 50 states, US territories and national agencies who died in the line of duty throughout USA history since 1791. While there may be a few bad actors, law enforcement officers work in a system that provides numerous opportunities for criticism, redress, appeal, and improvement. [Full Article...]

North Korea threatens to cancel meeting with Trump

North Korea threatens to cancel meeting with Trump Still, analysts say the site's closure wouldn't represent a material step toward full denuclearization. National Security Advisor John Bolton said at an interview on May 13 (local time) that the US government's permanent, verifiable and irreversible dismantling (PVID) means every nuclear weapon should be dismantled and transferred to Oak Ridge and uranium enrichment and plutonium reprocessin... [Full Article...]

Russians will need bridge over Kerch Strait when they abandon Crimea, - Poroshenko

Russians will need bridge over Kerch Strait when they abandon Crimea, - Poroshenko The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry stressed that Ukraine would consistently work to expand national and global sanctions against individuals and legal entities involved in the illegal construction of the Kerch bridge. "This is an extremely important day from this point of view and in a practical sense and in symbolic terms". Putin is known to drive automobiles himself from time to time during work... [Full Article...]

Israel prepares for inauguration of new United States embassy in Jerusalem

Israel prepares for inauguration of new United States embassy in Jerusalem The Trump administration bypassed years of costly construction on a new embassy by repurposing an existing consular building. The embassy's move from Tel Aviv is being celebrated by Israel but has triggered overwhelming global opposition. [Full Article...]

Green Beret Live-Streams Waterboarding to Back Gina Haspel for Central Intelligence Agency

Green Beret Live-Streams Waterboarding to Back Gina Haspel for Central Intelligence Agency Sadly, but not surprisingly, one of Gina Haspel's most vocal opponents in the confirmation process is fellow Kentuckian Rand Paul. Haspel faced intense questioning from lawmakers on Capitol Hill this week over her time at the Central Intelligence Agency when it used "enhanced interrogation methods" like waterboarding following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Ruling Favors Sports Betting

Supreme Court Ruling Favors Sports Betting Bradley said there was virtually no congressional opposition to his bill back in 1992, though Bradley added that Donald Trump, with failing investments in Atlantic City casinos at the time, lobbied against it, believing that sports betting was the answer to his financial problems there. [Full Article...]

Embassy Preacher Slammed By Mitt Romney For Bigotry Against Mormons - And Jews

Embassy Preacher Slammed By Mitt Romney For Bigotry Against Mormons - And Jews Jeffress, a Dallas-based pastor and known supporter of President TrumpDonald John TrumpUS paid Trump's Scottish resort for VIP hotel stays: report Michael Avenatti tweets, then deletes, Fox News booker's phone number Former Trump aide working with Russian company to lift United States sanctions: report MORE , said over the weekend that he would be leading the prayer at the dedication of the n... [Full Article...]

White House Refusing To Apologize For "Joke" About John McCain

White House Refusing To Apologize For Sanders is refusing to otherwise weigh in on the comments or condemn them. "May I remind you my husband has a family, 7 children and 5 grandchildren", his wife, Cindy McCain, wrote to Ms. Haspel faced grilling Wednesday by the Senate Intelligence Committee about her role overseeing some CIA operations after the September 11 attacks. [Full Article...]

Donnelly Becomes 2nd Democrat To Support CIA Nominee Haspel

Donnelly Becomes 2nd Democrat To Support CIA Nominee Haspel During her Senate confirmation hearing, Haspel faced tough questions about the part she played in the post-9/11 Bush administration torture regime, specifically her roles overseeing a "black site" in Thailand and destroying tapes that showed brutal Central Intelligence Agency interrogations. [Full Article...]

Manchester City broke seven more Premier League records today

Manchester City broke seven more Premier League records today The title race has been all over bar the shouting for some time now. And the Belgian has emerged as the true playmaker of Pep Guardiola's entertaining side with the player collecting the Premier League award for the most assists of the 2017/18 season. [Full Article...]

Iran warns of reprisal if U.S. doesn't compensate

Iran warns of reprisal if U.S. doesn't compensate While Trump's move on Tuesday ratcheted up regional tensions and widened a rift with United States allies in Europe, no one is predicting an American invasion of Iran. The American withdrawal from the nuclear accord is considered a serious political blow to Hassan Rouhani , Iran's president, who had promised that the agreement would end the country's prolonged isolation and economic travails. [Full Article...]

Biologist, 104, ends life to Beethoven's Ode To Joy

Biologist, 104, ends life to Beethoven's Ode To Joy Goodall said he had no doubts over his chosen course of action and was grateful for the opportunity to "come to an end gracefully". Yesterday, while wearing a jumper with the words "Aging Disgracefully", he told a news conference: "There are many things I would like to do, but it's too late". [Full Article...]

Former Prime Minister Najib Razak banned from leaving Malaysia

Former Prime Minister Najib Razak banned from leaving Malaysia This means Mr Anwar could be out of jail sooner than June 9, his scheduled release date. "The (king) has indicated he is willing to pardon Datuk Sri Anwar immediately", Mahathir told a press conference, using a Malay honorific. He was spurred out of retirement by allegations that Najib oversaw the wide-scale looting of sovereign wealth fund 1MDB. Najib denies any wrongdoing. [Full Article...]

No evidence of shooting at elementary school

No evidence of shooting at elementary school Dr. Petrik said the reports of multiple casualties and dozens of injuries caused the hospital to virtually shut down the operating and emergency rooms for an onslaught of victims. He didn't elaborate. The injured student is expected to make a full recovery. George Ramirez, 15, said he saw students running on campus earlier that morning, but was confused as to why. [Full Article...]

Carney - rates likely to rise over the next year

Carney - rates likely to rise over the next year Inflation has been falling a little faster than the Bank expected it to, and it is now expected to drop down to the target 2% within the next couple of years, regardless of any change in interest rates . The MPC forecast GDP growth averaging 1.75 percent for each of the years up to 2020. The announcement comes just weeks after observers seemed nearly unanimous in their predictions of a May rise... [Full Article...]

U.S. intercepts Russian jets near Alaska

U.S. intercepts Russian jets near Alaska Scott Miller, representing the North American Command aerospace forces (NORAD), said that identifying and subsequent interception of bombers model Tu-95 is necessitated by the occurrence aircraft in the area of responsibility of NORAD. According to authorities, the interception occurred in worldwide airspace near the West coast of Alaska North of the Aleutian Islands. It is the first incident of... [Full Article...]

Kim summit set for Singapore

Kim summit set for Singapore Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday extended America's potential economic assistance to North Korea , under the assumption that they get rid of their nuclear weapons. ET. Pence said: "I simply let them know that while we received this news with joy, that Otto was on all our hearts and the family was in our prayers". [Full Article...]


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