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Indonesia police arrest dozens in raid on Jakarta gay sauna

Indonesia police arrest dozens in raid on Jakarta gay sauna Local authorities told The Associated Press that a party at the sauna was promoted as "The Wild One". North Jakarta chief police detective Nasriadi, who goes by one name, said four foreigners were caught in the raid — two men from Malaysia, one Singaporean and one United Kingdom man. [Full Article...]

ICJ has given no order on 'consular access' for Jadhav: Aziz

ICJ has given no order on 'consular access' for Jadhav: Aziz Talking about the visit of Indian tycoon Sajjan Jindal, Aziz said that it was a private visit and there was no need for Foreign Office to issue a statement on the issue. This week, the World Court, allowing India's plea, asked Pakistan not to execute Jadhav until the ICJ has had the time to hear the matter in full and arrive at a final verdict. [Full Article...]

UK Labour's main union backer can't see party winning election

UK Labour's main union backer can't see party winning election The West Midlands is described as an important election battleground because of the high number of marginal seats where Conservatives and Labour Party candidates both have a chance of winning, in places like Warwickshire, Dudley and Birmingham. [Full Article...]

Freed Nigerian schoolgirls to meet families after 3 years

Freed Nigerian schoolgirls to meet families after 3 years Some danced. Others were in tears. "Today I thank God, my daughter is alive", Yahi Bulata told NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton as he hugged his now 21-year-old daughter, Comfort Bulus Bulata. At least 4,000 people in terror group Boko Haram's captivity have so far been rescued by Nigerian government forces, the country's minister of defense has said. [Full Article...]

Hawaii-bound passengers noticed unruly man before take-off

Uskanil retrieved the laptop - scowling, Basden's companion said . The couple presumed it was from the earlier flight. A flight attendant said it must belong to a man in the bathroom. Another passenger named Grant Arakelian said, "He was very quiet, moving very sluggish". "The flight attendants just were really heroic", Mr Lorenzen said. [Full Article...]

Fired FBI chief Comey to testify publicly in Congress

Fired FBI chief Comey to testify publicly in Congress If Kushner has, or is, a Russian Federation problem, that means that the current investigations go to the beating family heart of the Trump White House. "I believe, in general, the nominee for Federal Bureau of Investigation director ought to be someone with the background and expertise and experience in criminal justice, preferably a prosecutor, and ought to have no political connections or ties"... [Full Article...]

University student fatally stabbed in Maryland

A suspect, a UMD College Park student, is in police custody, and charges are pending. Furthermore, the police said the attack was random and unprovoked. "Words can not express my deep anguish over this horrific tragedy", President Wallace Loh said in a statement . University of Maryland President Wallace D. [Full Article...]

Estrada electric as Jays end mini-skid in Baltimore

Estrada electric as Jays end mini-skid in Baltimore So I worked on staying back and just felt like everything was coming out a lot better. The Baltimore bullpen appeared to be faltering again, but Castillo quickly changed things with his game-winning blast. "When you lose the first two games obviously you want to stop that", Estrada said. Holland (4-3) allowed one run on six hits and two walks. "He grinds every at-bat", Orioles manager Buck... [Full Article...]

Flash flood watches cover parts of 6 southern states

Flash flood watches cover parts of 6 southern states It will be in effect through Tuesday evening. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch Monday as showers and thunderstorms moved across the region. The first round of storms should move in Monday afternoon and could bring 1 inch to 3 inches of rain, the Weather Service said. Heavy rain will be possible at times over the watch area including higher rainfall rates of 1 to 2 in... [Full Article...]

UK Labour leader accuses Theresa May of 'pandering' to Trump

In what looks set to be the most bitterly personal exchanges of the General Election to date, the two leaders will trade blows in rival speeches as the campaign turns nasty. winding down tensions on the Russia-NATO border". Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was at the opposite extreme with a score of 2.23, marginally further left than his party with 3.03. [Full Article...]

Syrian Kurds clear mines after taking town, dam from IS

The fall of Tabqa also denies militants "a key coordination hub" that had been used by the group's foreign fighters since 2013 to plan attacks against the West, the coalition said in a statement . The main Kurdish force in Syria says it will seek "neighborly relations" with Turkey, which views it as a terrorist organization. "Yesterday the president authorized the Department of Defense to equip... [Full Article...]

UN plans to discuss latest Korean missile test

UN plans to discuss latest Korean missile test North Korea Sunday test-fired a ballistic missile, the latest in a series of launches which have sparked global condemnation and threats of tougher United Nations sanctions. The North's latest launch came a week after North Korea successfully tested a new midrange missile that Pyongyang said could carry a heavy nuclear warhead. [Full Article...]

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on NKorea

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on NKorea People watch a TV news program showing a file image of a missile launch by North Korea, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul , South Korea, Sunday, May 21, 2017. The diplomats spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting had not been officially announced. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the latest missile test by the reclusive North was "a snub and a challenge to global effort... [Full Article...]

U.S. airstrikes targeted Iranian-backed troops in Syria, defense secretary confirms

Bashar al-Assad and its key ally, Russia, condemned on Friday a US-led coalition airstrike against an army position that Damascus said left several of its soldiers dead. "The new USA strike on government troops in Syria is a continuation of Washington's non-constructive policy", said Leonid Slutsky, the head of the International Affairs Committee of the State Duma, the lower chamber of the Rus... [Full Article...]

Congressman calls for Trump's impeachment on House floor

But with an increasingly thin skin, frustrated by internal Republican unwillingness to back his legislative agenda, don't rule out Trump continually lashing out against obstructionist House and Senate Republicans. In the meantime the House has a duty to start digging right now into Trump's seemingly impeachable offenses before any more potentially irreparable harm is done to our national securit... [Full Article...]

India notably absent from China's massive One Belt, One Road initiative

India notably absent from China's massive One Belt, One Road initiative Putin described the "One Belt, One Road" initiative to facilitate a 21st-century Silk Road, as a "timely and important proposition.in which Russian Federation will engage with active participation". Chinese officials insist the initiative is purely commercial, but foreign diplomats and political analysts also see an effort by the Communist Beijing government to promote its ambitions of rewriti... [Full Article...]

Jared Kushner's sister woos China's 'golden visa' investors

Jared Kushner's sister woos China's 'golden visa' investors Nicole Kushner Meyer, Jared's sister and a principal in the family-run business, was in a ballroom at Beijing's Ritz-Carlton hotel on Saturday asking a roomful of wealthy Chinese investors to consider investing $500,000 apiece in a New Jersey luxury apartment complex overlooking the Hudson River across from lower Manhattan. [Full Article...]

Russian officials bragged they could use Flynn to influence Trump, sources say

Six of the contacts include phone calls between Russia's ambassador to the United States, Sergei Kislyak, and Trump's advisors, which included Flynn. Obama's national security team had made a decision to ask for Trump's sign-off, since the plan would all but certainly be executed after Trump had become president. [Full Article...]

Guideline for Conduct Pact in the South China Sea OK'd

The Philippines, which chairs the 10-member ASEAN this year, has expressed hope of finalizing such an agreement during its leadership. A joint press release by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and New Zealand counterpart Bill English called on parties to settle their territorial disputes in the South China Sea in light of a 2016 ruling by an global arbitral tribunal, according to Japan's... [Full Article...]

White House refuses to say if conversations are being taped

The president said a new director could be named by Friday, the day he departs for his first presidential foreign trip. At least eight candidates met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Saturday, including Andrew McCabe, the acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director. [Full Article...]


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