Monday, May 29, 2017

World News Briefs -- May 29, 2017 (Evening Edition)

FOX News: President Trump gives Memorial Day Address at Arlington National Cemetery

President Trump visited Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to perform one of the most solemn duties as commander-in-chief—laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The president gave his first Memorial Day address, after laying the wreath, like so many presidents before him, as part of the ceremony to remember, and honor, the men and women who died fighting for the United States of America.

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Iran-backed Iraqi force says takes Islamic State villages near Syria.

Iraqi forces close in on ISIL fighters in Mosul's Old City.

Iraq Mosul offensive: Civilians 'in grave danger' - UN. UN warns 200,000 at grave risk in last stages of Mosul battle.

Iraq paramilitaries reach Iraq’s border with Syria.

Civilian death toll rises in Syria's Raqqa.

Syrian Army, allied militia gain ground against ISIS.

Iran judiciary chief slams Rouhani election pledges.

Millions of Yemenis face hunger during Ramadan.


North Korea leader Kim supervises missile test of new guidance system: KCNA.

Death toll rises as Philippine military tries to regain control Of Marawi. Philippine forces report gains in besieged city of Marawi. Islamic State-linked militants execute civilians in Philippines as conflict intensifies: Police.

Philippines calls off peace talks with Communist rebels.

Militant leader's killing prompts violent Kashmir protests.

Japan to take action with US after N Korea missile test. US, Japan to take ‘specific action’ after N. Korea missile hit Japanese economic zone.

Japan public split on idea to cite military in constitution.

Sri Lanka floods leave at least 151 dead, aid agencies warn half a million displaced.

Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching even worse than expected.

Pakistan protesters demand electricity as temperatures soar.


Egypt to press ahead with air strikes after Christians attacked.

Warplanes carry out new strikes on Libya's Derna.

Survivors of Egypt Christian bus attack recount their horror.

South Sudan holds trial for troops accused of rape, murder of aid workers.

Sudan: More than 417,000 South Sudanese refugees in Sudan - UNHCR.

Mali officials deny couple stoned by 'Islamists'.

Nigeria's Buhari absent on second anniversary as president.

Morocco arrests Rif protest leader Nasser Zefzafi.

Tunisia security forces kill IS fugitive.


'Atlanticist' Merkel rams home frustration with Trump after summits.

Greece calls for debt relief deal in June, says lenders have no excuses.

PM May calls for strong backing to counter EU's 'aggressive' Brexit stance.

After talks, France's Macron hits out at Russian media, Putin denies hacking.

Putin arrives in Paris for first talks with Macron. Putin, Macron meet in Versailles on 300th anniversary of Tsar Peter’s visit to France. France's Macron holding 'tough' talks with Putin near Paris.

13 Manchester bombing suspects in custody after 15th arrest.

Manchester attack: Bomber's network potentially still at large, British Interior Minister says.

Merkel: Germany can no longer 'rely fully' on allies, including U.S.. Angela Merkel: EU cannot completely rely on US and Britain any more.

Angela Merkel still seeking stronger US ties, spokesman says.

UN: Cyprus still ‘very close’ to deal despite halt in talks.

Moldova’s Liberals quit ruling coalition after mayor arrest.

Paris mayor demands black feminist festival that 'prohibits' white people be banned.

Italian banks sink on early election worries.


Venezuela opposition accuses Goldman Sachs of financing dictatorship.

Rolling Thunder ride draws thousands to the U.S. capital.

Trump lashes out at leaks, considers staff upheaval.

Jared Kushner defended by Trump amid 'secret Russia line' questions. Kelly defends plan for Russia back channel as a ‘good thing’.

Vladimir Putin a bigger threat than Islamic State, John McCain says.

New Ecuador president says Assange a 'hacker,' but can stay at embassy.

Clamour grows for Brazil's President Temer to resign.

Trudeau invites pope to Canada for Church apology to indigenous peoples.

Canada's Conservatives elect Andrew Scheer as new party leader.

Four die in stampede at soccer game in Honduras.

'He's going through a difficult time': One of Tiger Woods' ex-mistresses says she feels sorry for the golfer after his DUI arrest.


MI5 to review its handling of intelligence on Manchester bomber.

UK officials still investigating ‘wider conspiracy’ behind Manchester attack.

Egypt Coptic Christians: IS claims attack.

US might extend cabin laptop ban worldwide, top official says. US 'might' expand laptop ban to all flights.


British Airways flights are facing chaos for days after computer meltdown leaves more than 100k stranded.

Oil flat in subdued trade, focus remains on supply surplus.

World shares muted as investors await raft of economic data.

British Airways BA warns of further disruption after massive IT failure.

1 comment:

RussInSoCal said...

Keep on rolling: 900,000 motorcyclists from across the country ride through DC to honor POWs on Memorial Day weekend

Since 1988, a group of motorcyclists have paraded through Washington, DC on Memorial Day weekend
Rolling Thunder, a non-profit, wants to honor and raise awareness of prisoners of war and those missing in action
The first parade had 2,500 motorcyclists from across the country, which has grown to 900,000 this year

Hat tip: Daily Mail. A UK publication because the American MSM totally ignore these people.