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World News USA to screen social media profiles of visa applicants
Author: 0 USA to screen social media profiles of visa applicants

Applicants also have the option of stating they do not use social media, but a State Department official told The Hill that lying about such use would have "serious immigration consequences ". Reuters reported at the time of the 2018 filing that applicants would have to provide information about pages they created or used in the five years preceding the day they submitted their visa application.

World News Amid Huawei row, China to list 'unreliable' foreign entities
Author: 0 Amid Huawei row, China to list 'unreliable' foreign entities

The Wireless industry is an ever-changing world where big ideas come along daily. The list will also target companies that "pose a threat or potential threat to national security", the Commerce Ministry's Gao said. Commerce Department restrictions, which bar the sale and transfer of U.S. technology to Huawei without government approval. China's announcement can be seen as a strike back at the United States, and if Beijing decides to move forward with its planned " unreliable entities ...

World News Alberta premier says carbon taxes won't help stop forest fire threat
Author: 0 Alberta premier says carbon taxes won't help stop forest fire threat

Several other communities in the region, including Wabasca, the Bigstone Cree Nation and Chipewyan Lake Village , have fallen under evacuation orders since Wednesday. About 50 per cent of our annual area burned is in May and most of the May fires are started by people - about 80 per cent. There were reports that some homes were damaged, but provincial officials said they were still trying to confirm that.

World News UN Opens up on Reports About Executions in North Korea
Author: 0 UN Opens up on Reports About Executions in North Korea

North Korea has reportedly executed five officials over the failed nuclear summit in Hanoi with the United States, a South Korean newspaper reports. "There are traitors and turncoats who only memorize words of loyalty toward the Leader and even change according to the trend of the time", the commentary said".

World News McConnell: 'We'd fill' any Supreme Court vacancy in 2020
Author: 0 McConnell: 'We'd fill' any Supreme Court vacancy in 2020

As to charges of hypocrisy on McConnell's part, the Senator predicated blocking Garland in 2016 on the idea that there was a divided government at the time, with opposing parties in control of the White House and the Senate, which votes on Supreme Court nominations.

World News Iranians, Iraqis march to back Palestinians, reject Trump Mideast plan
Author: 0 Iranians, Iraqis march to back Palestinians, reject Trump Mideast plan

On Friday morning, a Palestinian terrorist carried out a brutal stabbing attack near Damascus Gate, one of the main entrances to Jerusalem's Old City. The city is the third holiest site in Islam, after the cities of Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia. The Palestinians demand the city's eastern sector as the capital of their long promised state.

Author: 0 Florida woman comes face-to-face with alligator in kitchen

Thankfully, no one was injured; however, the homeowner will need to replace their broken windows. Pictures posted on the Clearwater Police Department's Facebook page show the gator made a mess of the kitchen. The gator will be taken to a private farm in Fort Meade if it is deemed to be a candidate for relocation, police said. The alligator had minor cuts on its shoulder but was otherwise uninjured, Clearwater police said.

World News Can Jordan King, Kushner Agree on Mideast Peace?
Author: 0 Can Jordan King, Kushner Agree on Mideast Peace?

Jordan is anxious the plan could jettison the two-state solution - the long-standing U.S. and worldwide formula that envisages an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel in the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza Strip. According to the sources, the current and urgent issue in the region is Iran, its political and military behavior and its nuclear and regional ambitions, while the 70-year-old Palestinian cause can wait for a few years before a settlement is reached, especially since ...

World News Active shooter reported at Virginia Beach municipal center; multiple injuries
Author: 0 Active shooter reported at Virginia Beach municipal center; multiple injuries

One of the injured was a Virginia Beach Police officer who was saved by his vest. According to CBS News, the shooter is dead and was a "disgruntled employee" at the Virginia Beach courthouse who was shot by police. "You are just terrified because all you can hear is the gunshots". The suspect was killed in an exchange of gunfire with police who responded to the incident.

World News China to Blacklist ‘Unreliable’ Foreign Firms Amid Huawei Ordeal
Author: 0 China to Blacklist ‘Unreliable’ Foreign Firms Amid Huawei Ordeal

The FT said a workshop underway at Huawei at the time was "hastily disbanded, and American delegates were asked to remove their laptops, isolate their networks and leave the Huawei premises". China's Commerce Ministry spokesperson, Gao Feng, said on Friday that Beijing would move to create its own blacklist containing "unreliable" foreign enterprises and individuals.

World News Trump briefly acknowledges Russian Federation helped him get elected
Author: 0 Trump briefly acknowledges Russian Federation helped him get elected

He again complained of being a victim of what he called presidential harassment. Barr was able to get in a form of cross-country rebuttal hours after Mueller stunned the nation by finally breaking his silence on his 448-page report and its conclusions - including his in-depth investigation into whether the president obstructed justice.

World News China's retaliatory tariffs on USA goods take effect amid standoff
Author: 0 China's retaliatory tariffs on USA goods take effect amid standoff

Condoms, perfume, wine and pianos are among a cocktail of American products that will be hit by a steep increase in Chinese tariffs on Saturday as Beijing retaliates in an escalating trade war. "It can be said, that the U.S. this time has at the wrong time, fought a wrong war, and chosen a wrong opponent", Wei said, adding that trade tensions could last 30 years or more.

World News Saudi king demands firm Arab stand on Irans criminal acts
Author: 0 Saudi king demands firm Arab stand on Irans criminal acts

Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Thursday ratcheted up the rhetoric against arch-nemesis Iran, calling on Gulf Arab states to confront its "criminal" actions after a series of attacks sparked fears of a regional conflagration. During the US adviser's visit to Abu Dhabi, officials activated a defence cooperation agreement signed earlier this year between the United States and the UAE, which hosts a USA air base.

World News Kushner, in Jerusalem to push peace plan, faces new political hurdle
Author: 0 Kushner, in Jerusalem to push peace plan, faces new political hurdle

A Trump administration official told Fox News on Thursday that the conference will go on as planned in late-June, and that the US will release details of its peace plan at the appropriate time. Kushner also made no direct mention of the plan, saying Israel's security was critical to Washington and they were "very excited about the potential that lies ahead for Israel, for the relationship".

World News Pence in Canada as he looks to build momentum on trade deal
Author: 0 Pence in Canada as he looks to build momentum on trade deal

Enter Mike Pence. Asked about the detained Canadians by reporters today, Pence said he and Trudeau spoke "extensively" on the file. Standing next to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Pence also called again on China to release Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor from their "unlawful detention" in the boldest and most tangible gesture of solidarity on a visit that was clearly meant to be a balm on the hurt feelings between the two North American neighbours.

World News European Union to ask Italy to explain deterioration of public finances
Author: 0 European Union to ask Italy to explain deterioration of public finances

Presidents and prime ministers will meet informally over an evening meal to choose who should take over as head of the EU's powerful executive branch, the European Commission, now led by Jean-Claude Juncker. The study was carried out a day after the European elections, in which LREM was behind the far-right Rassemblement national (RN) party. Udo Bullmann, the leader of the centre-left S&D parliamentary group, said Ms Merkel was becoming "kind of nervous" as control of the process slipped ...

World News Facebook Removes a Fresh Batch of Innovative, Iran-Linked Fake Accounts
Author: 0 Facebook Removes a Fresh Batch of Innovative, Iran-Linked Fake Accounts

The social-media company cited the cybersecurity company FireEye, issuing a report on "inauthentic social-media accounts posing as everyday Americans that were used to promote content from inauthentic news sites". That attempt at one-to-one contact is not a new strategy, Gleicher said, though it's a different approach than numerous larger, more broadcast-focused efforts Facebook has taken down in the past.

World News Kremlin in secret nuclear testing, claims United States military
Author: 0 Kremlin in secret nuclear testing, claims United States military

Russian Federation ratified it in 2000 while the treaty has still not come into force in Israel, Iran, Egypt and the United States. Since Trump took office in 2017, there have been growing calls for the United States to resume nuclear testing to support programs to modernize the country's nuclear arsenal.

World News Lawyer: Julian Assange Too Ill For Extradition Hearing
Author: 0 Lawyer: Julian Assange Too Ill For Extradition Hearing

His health has deteriorated in prison and he has lost a lot of weight, WikiLeaks said. He fled to the London-based embassy after Swedish authorities ordered his arrest following a rape accusation made against him. Earlier this month he appeared via video link at the initial hearing on the USA extradition request, to which he insisted he would not surrender. A new date for the extradition hearing was set for June 12 and it may be held at Belmarsh for convenience.

World News World's Smallest Baby Born in San Diego at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital
Author: 0 World's Smallest Baby Born in San Diego at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital

Saybie spent five months in the neonatal intensive care unit, and her ranking as the world's smallest baby ever to survive is according to the Tiniest Baby Registry maintained by the University of Iowa . Edward Bell, told Yahoo News that Saybie had the lowest medically confirmed birth weight submitted to the registry. She said she was rushed to hospital after feeling ill and was told she had pre-eclampsia - a condition marked by very high blood pressure that puts both the mother and ...

World News Malaysia Sending Plastic Trash Back to USA and Other Developed Countries
Author: 0 Malaysia Sending Plastic Trash Back to USA and Other Developed Countries

We will continue to work hard to make sure that whoever sends their waste to Malaysia , we will send it back. The ten containers originate from Australia, Bangladesh, Canada , China , Japan, Saudi Arabia and the United States. Ms Yeo said, 'This is probably just the tip of the iceberg (due) to the banning of plastic waste by China, ' she said. " Malaysia will not be a dumping ground to the world ...

World News List of celebrities attending PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony
Author: 0 List of celebrities attending PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony

The Finance Ministry in the first term was held by Arun Jaitley but owing to his ill health, he has formally requested the PM to be not be given any official responsibility in the next ministry. Modi pushed through reforms such as a goods and services tax and a bankruptcy law in his first five-year term, but faced criticism for failing to create enough jobs for people entering the job market, weak farm prices and tepid growth.

World News Boris Johnson to appear in court over misconduct claims
Author: 0 Boris Johnson to appear in court over misconduct claims

The summons application made by Mr Ball's lawyers alleges that Mr Johnson "repeatedly lied and misled the British public as to the cost of European Union membership" and "knew that such comments were false or misleading". " Boris Johnson - alone - is now apparently a liar". The decision follows a hearing last week at Westminster Magistrates Court in London, during which lawyers for businessman Marcus Ball , who crowd-funded the bid, lodged an application to summon Johnson.

World News Man sets himself on fire near White House, Secret Service says
Author: 0 Man sets himself on fire near White House, Secret Service says

According to the U.S. Secret Service, the incident happened around 12:20 p.m. The Washington Fire Department confirmed that a person had been taken to hospital to be treated for their injuries. According to TMZ , the White House received a lit visitor near its premises and we mean so literally. "Everyone was in shock", she said. His condition was not immediately known.

World News Amash applauded by largely friendly crowd at town hall
Author: 0 Amash applauded by largely friendly crowd at town hall

Oregon's other congressional leaders, Sen. The House speaker, however, does not mention impeachment at any point in her statement, a contrast from some of her fellow Democrats, with Sen. But now that Mueller has made clear the work ahead won't likely include him - announcing his office is closing and he's resigning his position - it's igniting new urgency on Capitol Hill to pick up where the special counsel left off.

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