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Former President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a discussion at the German Protestant Kirchentag in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on May 25. Former President Barack Obama seemed to take a subtle swipe at his successor Thursday, telling a Berlin audience that the world cannot “hide behind a wall” — an apparent reference to President Trump’s signature campaign promise to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Obama was in Germany for Kirchentag, a conference affiliated with the Protestant church that he attended at the invitation of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The father told the CBC that his family was not feeding the sea lion when it dragged his daughter underwater, but did confirm that his daughter is being treated for a possible infection.
Of President Trump’s many idiosyncrasies, one that stands out is his aggressive style of shaking hands, which he has bestowed upon various world leaders since taking office. Trump and the newly elected Macron met in Brussels before a NATO summit and held the customary photo op, complete with an intense handshake.
A commercial airline passenger allegedly tried to bite a flight attendant this week before jumping out of the plane. A federal complaint alleged Thursday that Tun Lon Sein tried to bite the American Airlines employee on the hand in order to get to the plane's service door. The flight had pushed off from the gate at Charlotte Douglas International Airport prior to a flight to New Bern, N.C., when the alleged incident occurred.
Masked gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians on a visit to a monastery south of the Egyptian capital on Friday, killing at least 26 people, officials said. The assailants sprayed the bus headed for Saint Samuel monastery in Minya province with gunfire before fleeing, provincial governor Essam el-Bedawi told state television. Health ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed told state television that 26 people were killed and another 25 wounded.
Alabama has put to death Tommy Arthur, the man who escaped seven prior execution dates for his conviction in a 1982 murder-for-hire. Officials say the 75-year-old inmate was pronounced dead at 12:15 a.m. CDT Friday following a lethal injection at a southwest Alabama prison. Arthur was convicted in the fatal shooting of Troy Wicker as he slept in his Muscle Shoals home.
Donald Trump appeared to link large-scale immigration to the terror attack in Manchester, even though bomber Salman Abedi was born in Britain. Speaking at Nato headquarters in Brussels, the US president returned to a subject that has been a mainstay of his first foreign trip - that of confronting extremism. During his election campaign, Mr Trump repeatedly called for tougher screening of immigrants to the US, even though the process for refugees from countries such as Syria or Somalia can take up to five years.
The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas executed three people in the Gaza Strip on Thursday over the assassination of one of its military leaders allegedly on behalf of Israel. Two men were hanged to death in Gaza City over the killing of Mazen Faqha in March, while a third was executed by firing squad, said an AFP correspondent who attended the executions.
Deborah Crosby touched her father's flag-draped casket as her three brothers hugged her in a tearful embrace on the tarmac at the San Diego airport Friday — ending a more than half century search to find and bring home the remains of Lt. Cmdr. Frederick P. Crosby, shot down as a Navy pilot in the Vietnam War. Deborah Crosby, now 58, was only six when she was sent home from the first grade to learn her father was presumed dead, though his body had not been found. Crosby and her grandmother made a pact to someday bring home her father's remains and bury him in his hometown of San Diego.
A group of 22 Republican senators signed a letter urging President Trump to make a “clean break” from the Paris Agreement on climate change. The letter, dated May 25, commends Trump for signing 14 executive orders to roll back regulations established under the Obama administration. It singles out the “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth” order for beginning the process of dismantling former President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan regulations.
This adventurous feline really is an outdoors cat — as he is currently making his way around every national park in the United States. Through their website, Our Vie (their RV is nicknamed “Vie”), and social media, Cees and Madison are documenting their travels.
Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a U.S. Navy surveillance plane over the South China Sea on Wednesday, with one coming within 200 yards (180 meters) of the American aircraft, U.S. officials told Reuters. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said initial reports showed that the U.S. P-3 Orion surveillance plane was 150 miles (240 km) southeast of Hong Kong in international airspace when the Chinese aircraft carried out the unsafe intercept.
New details about Chris Cornell's death revealed by TMZ Thursday claimed the singer had fresh track marks on his arm when he was found dead in the bathroom of his MGM Grand Detroit hotel room last week Thursday. According to TMZ, which cited sources, the track marks were "obvious" on Cornell's body. The toxicology tests will reveal which drugs were found in his system.
Bill Cosby spoke to reporters just moments after the last juror was chosen for his sexual assault trial Wednesday. “I just want to be very specific about the wonderful people of Allegheny County,” he said. One juror says he knows nothing about the Cosby case because he only watches sports.
Jared Kushner now a focus of FBI Russian investigation.
One of the country’s most senior Democrats has called a Republican congressman a “wannabe Trump”, after he was charged with assaulting a journalist and slamming him to the floor. Greg Gianforte, who is contesting a special election in Montana, was charged after being accused of body-slamming a reporter who was trying to ask him a question about healthcare. As voters went to the polls for a contest in which Mr Gianforte is taking on Democrat Rob Quist, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the congressman had failed to show any dignity.
Rescuers have retrieved the bodies of two Indian climbers who died on Mount Everest last year but whose remains could not be moved due to bad weather, an official said Thursday. A team of Nepali climbers retrieved the bodies of Goutam Ghosh and Paresh Nath from the balcony, an area just below the summit of the 8,848-metre (29,029-foot) mountain. "Both the bodies are now in camp two in a place from where they can be airlifted.
The sand on Siesta Beach on Florida's Gulf Coast is as fine as powdered sugar, a pure, sparkling white and soft as a kitten's fur — all because it's comprised of 99 percent pure crushed quartz. "The sand is outstanding," said Stephen Leatherman, aka Dr. Beach, a professor at Miami's Florida International University.
U.S law enforcement is being held responsible by British officials, not the White House, for the second leak of information regarding the Manchester terror attack in the U.K., following which the British police have stopped any exchange of information about the attack, the BBC reported Thursday. The attack happened at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday at the Manchester Arena, killing 22 people and injuring more than 60, the BBC reported. The photos published showed the remains of a backpack, some nuts and screws, as well as a device that was called a “possible detonator.” It said the photos had been gathered by British authorities at the scene of the attack.
A Wisconsin woman has become a viral sensation after she jumped on the hood of her own moving car to prevent a carjacking. Melissa Smith, 27, was printing her receipt at a petrol station in Milwaukee when a stranger jumped into her car and began driving away. “I had my, ‘Oh no this isn’t happening to me today moment,’” Ms Smith told local news station WISN 12.
British security forces raided an apartment building on May 24 in central Manchester as they investigated “a network” of people allegedly behind the city’s concert bombing. Hundreds of soldiers were sent to secure key sites across the country, including
Authorities have identified the skydiver who fell to his death in a California vineyard as 42-year-old Matthew Ciancio. San Joaquin County Sheriff's Deputy Dave Konecny released the name Thursday, saying that Ciancio was from June Lake in Mono County, California. Ciancio was wearing a wingsuit when he crashed.
Security forces in El Salvador on Thursday captured the female leader of a hit-squad-for-hire two weeks after she escaped from a Guatemalan prison where she was serving a 94-year sentence, officials said. Marixa Lemus, a 45-year-old Guatemalan who went by the nickname "The Boss," was arrested in the west of El Salvador near the Guatemalan border. Lemus had escaped her military-run prison north of Guatemala City on May 11.
Eating chocolate has been linked with a reduced risk of heart disease and stroke, and now a new study from Denmark suggests that regular consumption of the treat may help to prevent the development of atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat. Researchers found that adults in the study who ate chocolate at least once a month — or more frequently than that — had rates of atrial fibrillation that were 10 to 20 percent lower than those who ate chocolate less than once a month, according to the findings published today (May 23) in the journal Heart. Atrial fibrillation is a condition in which the heart's two upper chambers, known as the atria, do not beat at the same pace as the heart's two lower chambers, resulting in an irregular heartbeat.
Donald Trump thinks Pope Francis is "terrific" and found his "spectacular" royal welcome in Saudi Arabia "beyond anything anyone's ever seen". Regaling EU officials in Brussels with his impressions so far of his first foreign tour, the U.S. president was in hyperbolic form on his seventh day of travels, which are partly aimed at reassuring allies that Washington is still a reliable partner under the former real estate developer and reality TV star. Asked by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker as they began talks in front of a battery of cameras if he was tired, Trump, 70, said he had "covered a lot of countries, lot of leaders, some great leaders".