May 21st, 2018

World News

Paraguay opens embassy in Jerusalem, after US and Guatemala

By The Associated Press on May 21st, 2018

JERUSALEM – Paraguay opened its new embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, following in the footsteps of the United States and Guatemala. President Horacio Cartes dedicated the embassy, making Paraguay the third country to transfer its diplomatic mission in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Romania, the Czech Republic and Honduras have said they are also ... Read More »

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2 men arrested 30 years after German teen death in N Ireland

By The Associated Press on May 21st, 2018

LONDON – Police in Northern Ireland have arrested two men in the death of a German backpacker 30 years ago, after much-publicized appeals on the anniversary of the teenager’s death yielded a break in one of the region’s most notorious unsolved murders. The men, aged 58 and 61, were arrested in connection with the death ... Read More »

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Afghan official: Taliban kill 5 workers clearing land mines

By The Associated Press on May 21st, 2018

KABUL – An Afghan official says the Taliban killed at least five members of a demining team in southern Kandahar province. Zia Durrani, spokesman for the provincial police chief, says a sixth worker is missing and his fate is unknown following the attack on Monday morning in the district of Maiwand. Durrani says the de-miners ... Read More »

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Syrian government resumes anti-IS offensive in Damascus

By The Associated Press on May 21st, 2018

BEIRUT – Syrian government forces on Monday resumed their offensive against the Islamic State group in the south of Damascus, after evacuating a group of civilians from the area, Syrian state TV reported. The TV quoted an unnamed military official as saying a truce had been in place to evacuate women, children and elderly on ... Read More »

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Trump to DOJ: Investigate whether FBI infiltrated campaign

By Jonathan Lemire And Darlene Superville, The Associated Press on May 21st, 2018

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

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Trump ‘demands’ Justice Department investigate FBI

By Jonathan Lemire And Darlene Superville, The Associated Press on May 21st, 2018

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said 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 the special counsel indicated the investigation into the president could be concluded by September. Trump tweeted Sunday: “I hereby demand, ... Read More »

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Survivors of Texas massacre confront ‘spiritual war zone’

By P. Solomon Banda, Nomaan Merchant, And Paul J. Weber, The Associated Press on May 21st, 2018

SANTA FE, Texas – Inside a packed church sanctuary, the seniors of Santa Fe High School and the prosecutor speaking to them confronted the challenges borne of the shooting that took the lives of 10 people at the school near Houston. The young graduates have to grieve their slain classmates and cope with their emotions ... Read More »

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Man faces murder charges in restaurant crash that killed kin

By The Associated Press on May 21st, 2018

BESSEMER CITY, N.C. – A man intentionally rammed a vehicle into a steak and seafood outlet in North Carolina on Sunday, killing his daughter and daughter-in-law who had been seated inside the restaurant with other family members, police said. The vehicle’s driver, Roger Self, was immediately arrested and the preliminary evidence indicates he purposely drove ... Read More »

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China launches relay satellite for far side moon landing

By The Associated Press on May 21st, 2018

BEIJING – China launched a relay satellite on Monday as part of a groundbreaking program to be the first to land a spacecraft on the far side of the moon later this year. The satellite, lofted into space aboard a Long March-4C rocket, will facilitate communication between controllers on Earth and the Chang’e 4 mission, ... Read More »

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Trump to attend swearing-in of CIA’s 1st female director

By The Associated Press on May 21st, 2018

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is attending the swearing-in of the CIA’s first female director. The ceremony for Gina Haspel is taking place Monday morning at agency headquarters in Langley, Virginia. A veteran spy, Haspel won Senate confirmation last week after overcoming concerns about her role in the agency’s use of harsh interrogation techniques after ... Read More »

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School shooting victims remembered as sweet, hardworking

By Juan Lozano And Sarah Zimmerman, The Associated Press on May 21st, 2018

SANTA FE, Texas – An outgoing and “really funny” student who blocked the door to try to prevent the gunman from entering the classroom, an exchange student who aspired to work in civil service and a substitute teacher who frequently hosted gatherings were among the 10 people killed at a Texas high school. Family members ... Read More »

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