Electronics

Following Trump’s trip, Merkel says Europe can’t rely on ‘others.’ She means the US – Washington Post

Monday, May 29, 2017

LONDON — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday declared a new chapter in U.S.-European relations after contentious meetings with President Trump last week, saying that Europe “really must take our fate into our own hands.” It was the toughest review yet of Trump’s trip to Europe, which inflamed tensions rather than healed them after the U.S. president sparred with the leaders of Washington’s closest and oldest allies on trade, defense and climate…

Jared Kushner’s Role Is Tested as Russia Case Grows – New York Times

Monday, May 29, 2017

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North Korea fires Scud-class ballistic missile, Japan protests – Reuters

Monday, May 29, 2017

SEOUL North Korea fired at least one short-range ballistic missile on Monday that landed in the sea off its east coast, the latest in a fast-paced series of missile tests defying world pressure and threats of more sanctions. The missile was believed to be a Scud-class ballistic missile and flew about 450 km (280 miles), South Korean officials said. North Korea has a large stockpile of the short-range missiles, originally…

‘Brave and selfless’ Oregon stabbing victims hailed as heroes for standing up to racist rants – Washington Post

Monday, May 29, 2017

Even before their names were released, one word repeatedly came up to describe the men who were killed in a stabbing Friday on a light-rail train in Portland, Ore.: heroes. They had tried to intervene, police said, after another passenger began “ranting and raving” and shouting anti-Muslim insults at two young women. That’s when the ranting passenger turned his anger toward those who sought to calm him down. He fatally stabbed two men…

Philippine Forces Struggle to Evacuate City Overrun by Islamic Militants – New York Times

Monday, May 29, 2017

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Following Trump’s trip, Merkel says Europe can’t rely on ‘others.’ She means the US – Washington Post

Monday, May 29, 2017

LONDON — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday declared a new chapter in U.S.-European relations after contentious meetings with President Trump last week, saying that Europe “really must take our fate into our own hands.” It was the toughest review yet of Trump’s trip to Europe, which inflamed tensions rather than healed them after the U.S. president sparred with the leaders of Washington’s closest and oldest allies on trade, defense and climate…

Merkel, After Discordant G-7 Meeting, Is Looking Past Trump – New York Times

Monday, May 29, 2017

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As White House defends Jared Kushner, experts question his back-channel move – Washington Post

Monday, May 29, 2017

The Trump administration argued over the weekend that back-channel communications are acceptable in building dialogue with foreign governments, part of an effort to minimize fallout over White House adviser Jared Kushner’s reported discussion about creating a secret conduit to the Kremlin at a Russian diplomatic compound. But some former administration officials on Sunday criticized the use of such secret channels, especially during a presidential transition, saying they could send a…

Mississippi shooting: 8 dead, including deputy; suspect says ‘I ain’t fit to live’ – Fox News

Monday, May 29, 2017

An argument between a Mississippi man, his estranged wife and her family over custody of the couple’s children ended in a shooting that killed eight people, including a deputy sheriff.  Police said gunfire erupted Saturday night at a home in Bogue Chitto after the deputy arrived in response to a domestic disturbance call, and spread to two houses in nearby Brookhaven, about 70 miles south of Jackson.  The…

Navy Parachutist Dies During Demonstration Over Jersey City – New York Times

Monday, May 29, 2017

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North Korea test-fires another ballistic missile, US and South Korea say – CNN

Monday, May 29, 2017

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Thanks to Trump, Germany says it can’t rely on the United States. What does that mean? – Washington Post

Sunday, May 28, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a crowd Sunday in southern Germany that Europe can no longer rely on foreign partners. Merkel on Sunday declared a new chapter in U.S.-European relations after contentious meetings with President Trump last week, saying that Europe “really must take our fate into our own hands.” Offering a tough review in the wake of Trump’s trip to visit E.U., NATO and Group of Seven leaders last…

Trump, feted and chided abroad, returns to uncertainty at home – CNN

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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Uncertainty builds in Washington over White House leaks – The Hill

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Uncertainty and confusion appear to reign in Washington after a steady flow of leaks over the past week ranging from reports that senior White House adviser Jared Kushner tried to set up backchannel communications with Russia to the unauthorized release of information about the U.K.’s investigation into the Manchester attack. Members of President Trump’s administration and Congress on Sunday were guarded on talk shows when speaking about the recent White…

Sheriff’s deputy, 7 others killed in Mississippi shootings – CNN

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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The Latest: Hunter-Reay loses engine at Indy 500 – Washington Post

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Latest on motorsport’s busiest day (all times local): 2:55 p.m. The trouble Honda has been experiencing all month has bitten Ryan Hunter-Reay. Honda has been plagued by blown engines ever since teams switched from the road setups for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis to testing on the big oval. James Hinchcliffe’s engine blew on Carb Day and now Hunter-Reay’s engine has let go with 64 laps remaining. Honda engines…

Trump considers major changes amid escalating Russia crisis – Washington Post

Sunday, May 28, 2017

President Trump and his advisers, seeking to contain the escalating Russia crisis that threatens to consume his presidency, are considering a retooling of his senior staff and the creation of a “war room” within the White House, according to several aides and outside Trump allies. Following Trump’s return to Washington on Saturday night from a nine-day foreign trip that provided a respite from the controversy back home, the White House…

Trump to troops: Lot of strength, lot of peace – Boston Herald

Sunday, May 28, 2017

President Trump celebrated his “home run” of a foreign trip during a speech in Italy to U.S. military troops he called the “warriors of freedom” and “the patriots who keep the fires of liberty burning.” “You are the protectors of that great American flag,” Trump said at Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily. “You’re the metal spine forged out of the fires of American strength.” “Every single day, you protect…

Manchester attack: CCTV shows bomber before arena blast – BBC News

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Image copyright Greater Manchester Police CCTV images showing suicide bomber Salman Abedi on the night he attacked Manchester Arena killing 22 people have been been released by police. Fourteen locations are being searched and 11 men remain in custody on suspicion of terror offences. Abedi’s identity was known within two hours of Monday’s attack, police said. The UK threat level has been reduced from critical to severe and soldiers deployed…

‘Final act of bravery': Men who were fatally stabbed trying to stop anti-Muslim rants identified – Washington Post

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Two men were stabbed to death and one injured Friday on a light-rail train in Portland, Ore., after they tried to intervene when another passenger began “ranting and raving” and shouting anti-Muslim hate speech at two young women, police said. Portland police on Saturday identified the two slain victims as 53-year-old Ricky John Best and 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche. A third victim, 21-year-old Micah David-Cole Fletcher, is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, police said….