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One U.S. soldier killed in battle against militants in Somalia - U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. commando was killed and four others were wounded on Friday when they came under fire in Somalia during an operation against al-Shabaab militants, the U.S. military said. The U.S. special operations forces were fighting alongside about 800 troops from the Somali National....
 

EU spends €274m to 'breach its own environmental laws'

It backed construction of a new road from Sofia to Greece on the understanding it would tunnel under one of Bulgaria’s most-cherished nature sites. But campaigners say after millions of EU taxpayers’ money was spent on less controversial sections of the road, Sofia scrapped the idea of a tunnel and....

China hacked sensitive U.S. Navy undersea warfare plans - Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Chinese government hackers compromised the computers of a U.S. Navy contractor and stole a large amount of highly sensitive data on undersea warfare, including plans for a supersonic anti-ship missile for use on U.S. submarines, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing unnamed U.

Brazilian tribes fined for GMO soy crops on reservations

By Anthony Boadle. CONQUISTA DO OESTE , Brazil (Reuters) – The savannah scrubland where Chief João Ponce once hunted deer and wild boar in Brazil has given way to neat rows of soy and corn that a tractor sprays with herbicide. In the next field, silver grain silos shimmer in the hot sun.

Moody’s to review credit ratings of 11 Turkish firms

ISTANBUL Credit rating agency Moody’s announced on June 6 that it would review the credit ratings of 11 Turkish companies with regard to their solvency. Anadolu Efes, Coca-Cola İçecek, Doğuş Holding, Ereğli Demir ve Çelik (Erdemir), Koç Holding, Ordu Yardımlaşma Kurumu (OYAK), Rönesans Gayrimenkul....

Turkey suspends ‘migrant readmission’ deal with Greece

ANTALYA has suspended its bilateral migrant readmission with Greece in response to a decision by a Greek court to release eight former Turkish soldiers who fled the country a day after the July 2016 coup attempt, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on June 6. “We have a migrant deal with the EU. It is being implemented.

JEFF CORBETT: Why Return and Earn falls short

So, a month ago I decided to collect our household bottles, cans and cartons that would Return and Earn 10 cents, instead of putting them into our oversized recycling bin, and at the end of three weeks I had three big black plastic bags as full as a sack of potatoes.

DemocratsblastTrump#x2c;NRAinfierceNevadagovernorprimary

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The fiercest primary election battle in Nevada this year is a race between two Democrats vying to become the swing state's first Democratic governor in almost two decades. The contentious primary has seen longtime Clark County Commissioners Steve Sisolak and Christina Giunchigliani....

Trump: First lady had 'big operation,' can't fly for a month

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Friday amped up the mystery surrounding his wife Melania's recent hospitalization for a kidney condition, revealing that she had had a "big operation" that lasted close to four hours but is "doing great." Trump said he was attending meetings in Canada and....

Grim task as forensic experts ID Guatemala volcano victims

ESCUINTLA, Guatemala (AP) - Forensic experts worked Friday on the grim task of identifying dozens of bodies charred beyond recognition by the eruption of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire, a disaster that has left at least 109 confirmed dead and nearly 200 still missing.

APNewsBreak: Official blasts critic of nuclear plant cleanup Source: AP

DENVER (AP) - A U.S. official harshly criticized a Colorado health officer who questioned the safety of a former nuclear weapons plant and said he did not trust the federal government's assurances that the site was thoroughly cleaned up before being converted into a wildlife refuge.

9:39 AM Jacksonville doctor resigns amid accusations he recorded women in bathroom

An Action News Jax Investigation has learned that a Jacksonville doctor resigned amid accusations he secretly recorded women in the bathroom and patients during colonoscopies. Dr. Manpreet Grewal was a colorectal surgeon at North Florida Surgeons and has been connected to three local hospitals.

GOP risks fallout from Justice Department move on health law Source: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration's decision to stop defending in court the Obama health law's popular protections for consumers with pre-existing conditions could prove risky for Republicans in the midterm elections - and nudge premiums even higher.

Critics blast Trump for sending border detainees to prison

SEATTLE (AP) - President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration has already led to overrun detention facilities, long lines of asylum seekers camping out at the U.S.-Mexico border and a decision to separate young children from their parents indefinitely.

Letter to the Editor | Support liberty by voting Republican

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 7:00am | The News-Gazette I can barely stand to read the letters and editorials anymore because of the misrepresentations and obvious ignorance of the people who overwhelmingly dominate the news media. We need to hear from you out there who support traditional values, who support a....

Argentina gets $50bn rescue loan from International Monetary Fund

. 8 June 2018, 06:38 The International Monetary Fund has agreed to give Argentina $50bn (£37bn) in standby loans to tackle soaring inflation that is crippling the economy. Argentina's peso has tanked by a quarter against the US dollar this year making imports more expensive.

Sir David Attenborough: 'The human race will regret it if we don't act on plastic now'

Hold the World is a new virtual reality experience that takes you behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum with a hologram of the nation's favourite adventurer. I met the man himself ahead of World Oceans Day. Sir David Attenborough has travelled the world and celebrated the wonders beneath....

News Government removes income tax for sugar

The government removed on Friday income tax on sugar as part of its attempt to maintain the government’s purchasing price at Rp 9,700 (69 US cents) per kilogram. The decision was made during a meeting at the State Palace in Jakarta attended by relevant officials and ministers.

Iraqi cleric Sadr announces disarmament initiative

Sadr, whose political bloc won Iraq’s parliamentary election in May, called on all armed groups to hand in their weapons to the government and declared Baghdad’s Sadr City district would be a weapons-free area later this month. “Everyone must obey the orders and not stand in the way of this initiative.

Bomb kills one and wounds 14 in Iraq's Kirkuk

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - At least one woman was killed and 14 people including women and children were wounded late on Friday when a bomb exploded in the ethnically-mixed Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk, the military said. The improvised explosive device went off near a mosque in a crowded market area in....

Christians want marriages recognized in Morocco

* Islam is the religion of state. * Jewish marriages deemed legal. * Christians want equal treatment. * Morocco says is country of religious tolerance. By Ahmed Eljechtimi. RABAT, June 8 (Reuters) - Christian convert Loubna and her husband Kamal marry in a small ceremony in a meeting room of a human....

Congo reports first confirmed Ebola case in over a week

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo has recorded its first confirmed case of Ebola in over a week, the health ministry said on Thursday, although medics say they have made significant progress in their efforts to contain the disease.

Thousands of Malians rally against President Keita before election

A similar protest last Saturday was broken up by riot police firing teargas but this time the demonstrators, blowing horns and waving Malian flags, marched without incident from Place de la Liberté toward Place de l’Independence about 1.5 km (1 mile) away.

South African rand slumps to near 6-month low, bonds weaken

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s rand slumped more than 2 percent to a near six-month low against the dollar and government bonds weakened sharply on Friday, dragged down by weak economic growth and global investors shying away from riskier assets. At 0844 GMT, the rand traded at 13.2400 per dollar, 1.

China hacked sensitive U.S. Navy undersea warfare plans - Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chinese government hackers compromised the computers of a U.S. Navy contractor and stole a large amount of highly sensitive data on undersea warfare, including plans for a supersonic anti-ship missile for use on U.S. submarines, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing unnamed U.

Exclusive - Nearly 1,800 families separated at U.S.-Mexico border in 17 months through February

The numbers are the first comprehensive disclosure by the administration of how many families have been affected by the policies. Previously, the only numbers provided by federal officials on family separations covered a single two-week period in May. The government official, who agreed to speak....

Malaysia's Mahathir calls for review of Trans-Pacific trade pact

In an interview with Japan’s Nikkei published on Saturday, Mahathir said the trade pact - which includes Japan and Canada - should take into consideration the level of development of various countries. “Small, weaker economies must be given a chance to protect their products,” Mahathir told the Japanese financial daily.

Guatemalans bury dead after volcano eruption; nearly 200 missing

EL RODEO, Guatemala (Reuters) - Stunned Guatemalans near the Fuego volcano on Friday buried relatives and friends killed in its most violent eruption in four decades, after dangerous flows of ash, rocks and toxic gases in the morning prompted panicked locals to evacuate.

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The city’s existing ordinance limited the number of camps, who could run them and how long they could last. On Tuesday, the council unanimously approved a revised ordinance that allows camps run by the city or other unit of government, faith-based organizations and nonprofits.

Death Notices

Finlay, Brett J., 51, Shelton, died Monday, June 4, 2018, at home. McComb & Wagner Funeral Home & Crematory, Shelton, 360-426-4803. Cable, Diane May, 64, Olympia, died Sunday, June 3, 2018, at home. Funeral Alternatives of Washington, Tumwater, 360-753-1065. Duffy, Kelly Raymond, 57, Lacey, died Friday, June 1, 2018, at Providence St.

Ex-Senate aide appears in federal court after indictment

A former employee of the Senate intelligence committee appeared before a federal court Friday on charges that he lied about his contacts with reporters, a case President Donald Trump said could be a "terrific thing" as his administration tries to crack down on classified leaks. James A.
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