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Author: 0 Two Americans among 8 missing mountaineers feared dead in Indian Himalayas

Vijay Kumar Jogdande, a magistrate in the Pithoragarh district where the mountain is located, said it would begin again at 5:00 am on Monday (2330 GMT Sunday) - weather permitting. He was in radio contact with the group of eight that pushed higher but when Thomas did not hear from the group by last Sunday he went up to look for them.

World News Acting defense secy calls out China in national security conference
Author: 0 Acting defense secy calls out China in national security conference

On Saturday, US Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told the same gathering that China's efforts to militarise man-made outposts in the South China Sea are a "toolkit of coercion", saying activities by Beijing the US perceives as hostile must end and the US would no longer "tiptoe" around Chinese behaviour in Asia .

World News Boeing warns of potential wing problems in some 737 aircraft
Author: 0 Boeing warns of potential wing problems in some 737 aircraft

Boeing said it had not been informed of any issues related to the slat track, which "are used to guide slats located on the leading edge of an airplane's wings". Boeing said it discovered the problem Friday after employees found some of the parts weren't heat treated. In March of this year, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed into the ground six minutes after takeoff, killing 157 people.

World News Pompeo: US Willing to Talk Unconditionally with Iran
Author: 0 Pompeo: US Willing to Talk Unconditionally with Iran

After pulling out of the worldwide nuclear deal, Trump subsequently reimposed USA economic sanctions in an effort to end Iranian oil exports to the global market, a financial lifeline for the Islamic republic. Iran last month said it would boost its enrichment of uranium beyond levels imposed by the worldwide agreement if it could not within 60 days find a way to protect itself from the US sanctions.

World News North Korean nuclear envoy emerges at art show after labor exile
Author: 0 North Korean nuclear envoy emerges at art show after labor exile

However, the Pyongyang-run Korean Central News Agency has since reported that Kim Yong-chol attended an art performance presented by the wives of military officers on Sunday. Cheong said it wouldn't make sense for Kim Jong Un to execute Kim Hyok Chol when Kim Yong Chol, the more senior official, would be seen as more responsible for the failure in Hanoi.

World News Sudan troops besiege protest camp, five reported killed
Author: 0 Sudan troops besiege protest camp, five reported killed

An Associated Press journalist heard gunshots and explosions, and saw buses and soldiers on foot blocking roads leading to the protest site. "Wounded people are lying on the ground the reception area as there are not enough beds", said Azza al-Kamel, a doctor at the Royal Care hospital near the sprawling sit-in area outside the military headquarters in the capital, Khartoum.

World News China warns students, academics of risks of studying in US
Author: 0 China warns students, academics of risks of studying in US

China on Sunday said its plans to blacklist "unreliable" foreign companies that harm Chinese businesses is meant to maintain fair trade, and the move shouldn't be over-interpreted. Wang, who was speaking at the unveiling of a new government policy paper on the trade war, said US officials overestimate the trade deficit between the two countries and China should not be blamed for a decline in USA manufacturing jobs.

World News Trump claims U.S. companies will leave Mexico if he imposes tariffs
Author: 0 Trump claims U.S. companies will leave Mexico if he imposes tariffs

Twitter, however, has been abuzz with talk about his new look, with commenters poking fun at the U.S. leader. Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard is heading the Mexican delegation, which includes Marquez. Still, Mulvaney acknowledged there are no concrete benchmarks being set to assess whether the US ally is stemming the migrant flow enough to satisfy the administration.

World News QPC flays Sudan military council's decision to close Al Jazeera office
Author: 0 QPC flays Sudan military council's decision to close Al Jazeera office

The station has regularly broadcast footage of demonstrations in Sudan . Protesters had staged a two-day strike earlier this week to pressure the military, to no avail. Saddiq Farouk, head of the Sudanese Professional Association that's been behind the protests that drove longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir from power last month, said the military's stand would lead to "more escalation".

World News Kim Yong-chol: 'Purged' N Korean diplomat appears with Kim
Author: 0 Kim Yong-chol: 'Purged' N Korean diplomat appears with Kim

A report Friday in South Korea's conservative Chosun Ilbo newspaper had claimed, citing an unnamed source, that Kim Yong Chol had been sent to a labor and re-education camp in remote Jagang province and that top North Korean nuclear envoy, Kim Hyok Chol, and four other high-level officials had been executed by firing squad.

World News U.S., Mexico Officials to Start Talks Over Tariffs, Border
Author: 0 U.S., Mexico Officials to Start Talks Over Tariffs, Border

It comes after the president declared a national emergency on February 15 to address the humanitarian crisis and to secure funds for border-wall construction. Conditions "have to get dramatically better, and they have to get better quickly, " White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said on Fox News. Hurting Mexico's economy would not strengthen our southern border but weaken it.

World News Trump wants to destabilise European Union, claims Fianna Fáil
Author: 0 Trump wants to destabilise European Union, claims Fianna Fáil

US President Donald Trump has advised the United Kingdom to "walk away" from Brexit talks if the European Union does not give London what it wants. Mass protests are expected over Trump's visit. Since becoming Mayor of London in 2016, Mr Khan has publicly feuded with President Trump , who challenged Mr Khan to an IQ test after the mayor described Mr Trump's views on Islam as "ignorant".

World News White House asked not to politicize military
Author: 0 White House asked not to politicize military

Navy Commander Clay Doss, spokesman for USA 7th Fleet, said the tarp was on the ship on Friday but was removed by Saturday morning, the day Mr Trump arrived in Japan . Sailors with the USS John S. McCain and the USSStethem were on a 96-hour Memorial Day weekend liberty unrelated to the visit and did not participate in the Trump event, he confirmed.

World News FedEx under investigation by China as Huawei alleges parcel interference
Author: 0 FedEx under investigation by China as Huawei alleges parcel interference

Huawei has stopped smartphone production after previously announcing its target to become the world's top smartphone vendor by next year, according to a report from the South China Morning Post . China yesterday increased tariffs on billions worth of U.S. goods as it prepares to unveil a blacklist of "unreliable" foreign companies that analysts say aims to punish USA and other foreign firms cutting off supplies to telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co (華為).

World News US President Trump to arrive on visit in UK, Ireland, France
Author: 0 US President Trump to arrive on visit in UK, Ireland, France

During the visit, Mrs May and Mr Trump will take part in a historic commemoration of the D-Day landings that started a battle in which about 2,500 allied troops died 75 years ago. Beyond the pomp, though, the proudly unpredictable 45th USA president also brings demands: He has praised a more radical Brexit-supporting potential successor to May and his envoys have urged a tougher British stance towards telecoms giant Huawei .

World News Iran's President Suggests Willingness To Hold Talks With Washington
Author: 0 Iran's President Suggests Willingness To Hold Talks With Washington

On May 29, Trump said Washington wasn't looking for "regime change" in Iran. Pompeo, who is considered a hawk on Iranian issues, appeared to soften the USA stance somewhat on Sunday following weeks of escalating tensions with Tehran. But Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday Tehran would not negotiate with Washington, even after Rouhani had previously signaled talks might be possible if sanctions were lifted.

World News Pompeo Says US Prepared to Talk to Iran 'with No Preconditions'
Author: 0 Pompeo Says US Prepared to Talk to Iran 'with No Preconditions'

Iran's foreign minister dismissed Trump's invitation for Iranian officials to contact him about possible talks. After pulling out of the worldwide nuclear deal, Trump subsequently reimposed US economic sanctions in an effort to end Iranian oil exports to the global market, a financial lifeline for the Islamic republic.

World News Donald Trump wades into Britain's Brexit crisis
Author: 0 Donald Trump wades into Britain's Brexit crisis

Obviously, a lot of people agree with me because I saw his numbers and they were very good. The president said he "would go all out" to ink a trade deal with England that would compensate for any losses from leaving the EU. Nigel Farage has accused Downing Street of being "petty" and "small minded" for allegedly banning him from meeting Donald Trump next week. Trump will arrive at Stanstead airport on Monday before being formally welcomed at around 9 GMT by the Queen at an official ...

World News Scores injured in blasts at Russian military plant
Author: 0 Scores injured in blasts at Russian military plant

A series of blasts Saturday rocked a Russian TNT plant, damaging around 200 buildings citywide and leaving injuring almost 80 people injured. A roaring blast from the explosion in the central city of Dzerzhinsk was so loud it was heard in nearby towns and cities, including Nizhniy, which is around 19 miles away, Russian media reported.

World News Iran stays within nuclear deal's main limits while testing another
Author: 0 Iran stays within nuclear deal's main limits while testing another

A report by the International Atomic Energy Agency - which has reported full access to all sites within Iran - suggests that the country still operates within parameters set by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, in spite of America's withdrawal from the agreement under President Trump previous year.

World News Dutchman held by Abu Sayyaf terrorists since 2012 killed in gun battle
Author: 0 Dutchman held by Abu Sayyaf terrorists since 2012 killed in gun battle

Horn's body was recovered by government forces near a river about 100 metres (330 feet) from the scene of the battle, military officials said. Ewold Horn was fatally shot during a gun battle between Abu Sayyaf militants and army troops in the jungles of Sulu province's Patikul town, Brigadier General Divino Rey Pabayo Jr said.

World News Pompeo: Humanitarian aid plan for Iran
Author: 0 Pompeo: Humanitarian aid plan for Iran "unproblematic"

President Donald Trump . Since the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement, the United States has been at odds with Britain, China , France, Germany and Russian Federation, which are trying to keep the deal alive. But he says the US will not relent on a punishing USA sanctions campaign targeting Iran. She received standing ovations for demanding that people should not "describe lies as truth and truth as lies".

World News Experienced guide among British climbers missing in Himalayas
Author: 0 Experienced guide among British climbers missing in Himalayas

The group failed to return to base camp after setting out to climb to the summit of Nanda Devi , India's second-highest mountain at 7,434 metres, on a route never before attempted. "We are aware of reports of two USA citizens missing in India ", a State Department official told ABC News . The expedition's British deputy leader, Mark Thomas, remained at the second base camp with three others, but was in radio contact with the group of eight that pushed higher.

World News Boeing CEO apologizes for 737 Max crashes
Author: 0 Boeing CEO apologizes for 737 Max crashes

Compensation could include tweaking plane delivery schedules, or offering additional training or services, as well as cash in some cases, he said. Operators based in the United States such as Southwest Airlines and American Airlines have removed the 737 Max model from their flight schedules until mid August, despite reports emerging last week that the FAA hopes to approve the jet's return to service as soon as late next month.

World News 'Dangerous overcrowding' at U.S. border station where migrants held
Author: 0 'Dangerous overcrowding' at U.S. border station where migrants held

The report suggested that conditions were so severe that morale among CBP personnel was sagging, with many reporting higher anxiety, and worries about illnesses and violence. "The current situation on the border represents an acute and worsening crisis". The western region of Huehuetenango is emptying out dramatically, with more than 3 percent of the entire population packing up and leaving for the U.S.

World News Syria says Israeli attacks kill 3 soldiers, wound 7
Author: 0 Syria says Israeli attacks kill 3 soldiers, wound 7

According to some reports the rockets fired Saturday night appeared to have been fired from the area of Damascus, some 40 km. away, similar to the January attack the IDF said at the time was a "premeditated" attack that Iran had hoped would deter Israel from carrying out airstrikes against their assets.

World News Remains found in Arkansas may be missing Houston girl
Author: 0 Remains found in Arkansas may be missing Houston girl

Texas-based searchers headed to Arkansas to help look for the missing 4-year-old Houston girl after a community activist said the man arrested in connection with her disappearance confessed he disposed of her body there. The search for Maleah was directed to Arkansas on Friday after Houston police were told by Quanell X , a local civil rights activist who has been involved in the case, that the jailed suspect in the case told him he had dumped Maleah's body in the state.

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