May 21st, 2018

World News

Lava from Kilauea volcano enters ocean, creates toxic cloud

By Caleb Jones And Audrey McAvoy, The Associated Press on May 21st, 2018

PAHOA, Hawaii – White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard from an eruption that began more than two weeks ago. Authorities on Sunday warned the public to stay away from the toxic ... Read More »

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Moon enters talks with Trump with driver’s seat at stake

By Kim Tong-Hyung, The Associated Press on May 21st, 2018

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – For a few months, everything seemed to be clicking for South Korean President Moon Jae-in as he pieced together crucial nuclear negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea following a year of intense animosity. But he now enters a White House meeting with President Donald Trump with his status in ... Read More »

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Australian state government proposes protecting wild horses

By The Associated Press on May 21st, 2018

CANBERRA, Australia – An Australian state government has decided to legally protect rather than kill thousands of wild horses, infuriating scientists who argue the feral species is doing severe environmental damage to the country’s iconic Snowy Mountains alpine region. New South Wales Deputy Premier John Barilaro said Monday that his government has struck a balanced ... Read More »

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Abbas, 83-year-old Palestinian leader, still in hospital

By The Associated Press on May 21st, 2018

JERUSALEM – The Palestinian president’s condition has seen a “clear improvement” after he was taken to hospital with a fever, an Arab lawmaker in Israel’s parliament with close ties to Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday. Abbas was hospitalized on Sunday with a fever, just days after undergoing ear surgery. The 83-year-old leader has endured a ... Read More »

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Syrian government to resume anti-IS offensive in Damascus

By The Associated Press on May 21st, 2018

BEIRUT – Syrian state TV says that government forces are to resume their offensive against the Islamic State group in the south of the capital, after evacuating a group of civilians from the area. The TV quotes an unnamed military official as saying that a truce was in place to evacuate women, children and elderly ... Read More »

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Indonesia’s most volatile volcano erupts again

By The Associated Press on May 21st, 2018

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesia’s most volatile volcano spewed smoke and ash early Monday in the latest of several eruptions in less than two weeks. Mount Merapi on the main island of Java erupted twice, sending a column of volcanic material up to 1,200 metres (3,930 feet) into the air and making ash fall in several ... Read More »

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Maduro wins Venezuela election challengers call illegitimate

By The Associated Press on May 21st, 2018

CARACAS, Venezuela – Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro has won Venezuela’s presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that led his main rivals to call for a re-run to prevent a national social crisis from exploding. The National Election Council said Maduro won nearly 68 per cent ... Read More »

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School victims honoured at Billboard Awards; Janet, BTS shine

By Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press on May 20th, 2018

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to the students and teachers affected by recent deadly shootings in Texas and Florida, while the night also featured show-stopping performances by iconic singer Janet Jackson and K-pop group BTS. A tearful and emotional Kelly Clarkson, who hosted the awards, opened the show in honour of the 10 ... Read More »

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As Trump pressures DOJ, Giuliani says probe may end by Sept

By Jonathan Lemire And Darlene Superville, The Associated Press on May 20th, 2018

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will “demand” that the Justice Department open an investigation into whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign, an extraordinary order that came hours before his legal team said that the special counsel indicated its investigation into the president could be concluded by September. Trump tweeted: “I ... Read More »

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Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

By Gene Johnson, The Associated Press on May 20th, 2018

SEATTLE – The two mountain bikers did what they were supposed to do when they noticed a mountain lion tailing them on a trail east of Seattle. They got off their bikes. They faced the beast, shouted and tried to spook it. After it charged, one even smacked the cougar with his bike, and it ... Read More »

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Trump to demand DOJ review claims of FBI spy on campaign

By The Associated Press on May 20th, 2018

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump says he’ll demand that the Justice Department review whether it or the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes and whether any demands or requests came from the Obama administration. Trump tweeted Sunday: “I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into ... Read More »

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