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US lawmakers to fight massive Trump Saudi arms deal


The Arms Export Control Act of 1976 allows a senator to force a vote on an arms sale , once Congress is formally notified of plans to go ahead. "A lot of civilians have died in that war, and I think it's a mistake", Paul said . The Saudi deal includes various munitions supplied by Raytheon as well as air defense system technology from the defense contractor. But he said Trump put no conditions on the sale. Read More »

This player won't be at Man United next season


He does eye-catching stuff, which with all due respect to people who don't understand the game so well, (they) go 'wow, wasn't that great play?' "If we could, we would obviously change the people's lives for this cup, immediately", Mourinho told reporters. Read More »

Allies not paying for defence, says Donald Trump


As a presidential candidate, Trump railed against NATO's financial burden-sharing, suggesting the USA might only come to the defense of countries that meet the alliance's guidelines - for committing 2 percent of their gross domestic product to military spending. Read More »

Trump satisfied with G7 defence of free trade agreement

The Axios news outlet cited three sources with direct knowledge in its report . The White House believes that Trump has made personal breakthroughs with his peers, having now met one-on-one with all the leaders of G-7. Trump's position appeared to be addressed by new language that said the member countries would be "standing firm against all unfair trade practices". Read More »

Construction of the world's largest telescope begins in Chile

According to backers of the ELT , the size of the telescope could potentially transform our understanding of the universe. ELT will sit atop Chile's 3,000 metre high Cerra Armazones mountain in the South American country's dry, mostly cloudless, Atacama region, peering into deep space with it's enormous 39-meter wide lens. Read More »

Arsenal and Wenger set new FA Cup records

One way or another, Wenger suggested Arsenal's 2-1 win over Chelsea proved that the Gunners don't need to make a massive overhaul during the coming summer transfer window. But if either or both do leave, there will be big holes to fill on the squad. Wenger seemed visibly elated who pumped his fists in delight at the final whistle. Read More »

Isaiah Thomas willing to pass on payday this year to better Celtics

Cleveland's LeBron James (23) and Golden State's Stephen Curry will be meeting in the NBA Finals for the third consecutive year. INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - Vegas is betting against them and the bookies are hardly alone. On top of that, the Cavs are 7-0 on the road, while the Warriors are 6-0. ESPN's BPI gives the Cavaliers just a seven percent chance to win the championship. Read More »

Trump holds off climate change pact, will make decision 'next week'


Marcon and Trump were both attending a G-7 summit for the first time. A growing body of evidence finds that climate action is good for a strong economy and national security. Macron hailed this as "one of the true outcomes of this G-7". "Any decision on climate change would ultimately be based on what's best for the United States". Read More »

Kim Jong-un inspects test-fire of anti-aircraft weapon


The missile-defence programme evolved from former President Ronald Reagan's push for a "Star Wars" solution to nuclear threats during the Cold War. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has inspected the test-fire of a new type of anti-aircraft guided weapon system, ordering its mass-production and deployment, Pyongyang's state media reported on Sunday. Read More »

OR stabbing suspect is a white supremacist with a history of violence


A memorial where the stabbing occurred grew steadily Saturday and there were night time vigils. The FBI, which has joined the Portland police-led investigation, said evidence still needs to be gathered. Khan said that "Of course people from the Muslim community are concerned". In the first 10 days after the 2016 presidential election, the Southern Poverty Law Center says it documented almost 900 reports of bias incidents, including hate crimes. Read More »

A few degrees warmer today


Showers and storm chances increase on Memorial Day . The marine layer is expected to shrink to 1500 feet Saturday night into Sunday , resulting in additional warming to the area. Expect a mix of sun and clouds today with the chance for a quick passing shower in the afternoon, highs reach into the mid-70s, and it will be breezy with winds at 10-20 miles per hour, possibly gusting to about 30 miles per hour. Read More »

Monster Hunter Announced For The Switch, Nintendo's Stock Soars


The release date of Monster Hunter XX will be announced at that time, although it will presumably be only the Japanese release date. Of that, several of the CAPCOM's investors are concerned that it may have a hard time to call out to third party developers onto the Nintendo Switch console. Read More »

President Donald Trump Still Won't Commit To The Paris Agreement


President Donald Trump says he'll make a final decision on whether the US will stay in the Paris climate agreement next week. "The whole discussion on climate change has been very hard, even very unsatisfying", she said , adding that Trump was the only leader who did not reaffirm commitment to the Paris agreement . Read More »

Sarfraz: Pakistan have 'nothing to lose'

The Champions Trophy is just round the corner and teams are gearing up for the upcoming ICC event with some warm-up matches . That game aside, Sarfraz believes his side has "nothing to lose" over the next few weeks and will use the underdog tag to encourage his teammates to play "positive cricket" and "freely" throughout the tournament. Read More »

Ariana Grande Pledges to Return to Manchester for Benefit Concert

The leak, the source of which was believed to be from the USA government, has irritated British officials. The dispute could have wider implications for intelligence sharing between the US and its closest allies. "When that trust is breached it undermines these relationships and undermines our investigations". Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia are key intelligence providers in the Middle East. Read More »

Nightmare Fuel: Snakes Can Hunt In Packs


For the study , Vladimir Dinets , a research assistant professor of psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, observed the Cuban boa - the island nation's largest native terrestrial predator - hunting for food in bat caves. During hunting periods, Dinets observed that the maximum number of boas hunting together was three, and the second snake to arrive would choose the same hunting spot as the first snake, and the third to arrive would choose the same spot as well. Read More »

Poulter completes a surprising turnaround at Players

A player of Korean descent has now won on Tour in every season since 2005, with Kim's victory this year joining K.J. Choi (8), Y.E. Yang (2), Sangmoon Bae (2), James Hahn (2), Kevin Na (1), Seung-Yul Noh (1), Danny Lee (1) and his own last year. Read More »

NY Times rips Trump over 'embarrassing' North Atlantic Treaty Organisation speech


Stoltenberg said the fact that Trump inaugurated a monument to 9/11 on Thursday and was willing to spend more on USA forces in Europe made up for his verbal omission. Although the President refrained from calling the military alliance "obsolete", as he did during his campaign, in Brussels he backed away from endorsing NATO's mutual defense policy and continued to questioned the efficiency of the organization if European country members keep their "chronic underpayments". Read More »

Sunshine and warmer temperatures for Memorial Day weekend


As weak high pressure builds in, it will help set us up for a dry but mostly cloudy today . Temperatures return to the low 70s for highs today across Mid-Michigan. Rainfall totals will be around an inch or less in most areas between the two days. This will be due to a cool front that will bring gusty winds and cooler temps. Read More »

Gregg Allman dead at 69


And in March 2017, he canceled performances for the rest of the year. He spoke frankly of his diagnosis of hepatitis C - which he thinks he got from a tattoo needle - in his book, as well as in an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2011 , a year after receiving a liver transplant as a result of the disease going untreated for too long. Read More »