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The Singapore hotel where top brass, dealers and spies rub shoulders

Top Stories - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 10:54

By Greg Torode SINGAPORE (Reuters) - For the region's military officers, diplomats, weapons manufacturers and spies, there are few livelier places than the lobby of Singapore's Shangri-La hotel around mid-year. Here, beneath pillared ceilings and chandeliers, they gather for an annual informal bash - called the Shangri-La Dialogue - organized by the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies. This year's chapter was held at the weekend and the chatter was particularly lively given the strategic shifts shaking Asia, from North Korea to rapidly-evolving rivalry between India and China.


Lego Bugatti Chiron: 3599 Pieces of Awesome

Top Stories - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 10:30

Comprised of 3599 pieces, with a true W16 engine and a working eight-speed gearbox, it's almost as good as the real Chiron.


Trio reach Earth from ISS with football slated for World Cup

Top Stories - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 10:26

Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov made it back to Earth Sunday along with an official match football that could be used later this month in the opening game of the World Cup in Moscow. Shkaplerov, Scott Tingle of the United States and Norishige Kanai of Japan touched down on the Kazakh steppe on time at 1239 GMT after a 168-day mission aboard the International Space Station. Footage from the Russian space agency Roscosmos showed the Soyuz descent module carrying the three touch down as recovery helicopters circled over the landing site.


Philippines' Duterte apologises to Kuwait for 'harsh' words

Top Stories - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 09:30

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte apologised to Kuwait on Sunday for his "harsh" words at the height of a months-long diplomatic row over the treatment of domestic workers. The spat began in February when a murdered Filipina maid was found in her employer's freezer in the Gulf state, prompting Duterte to lash out at the "inhuman" treatment of migrant workers and ban workers from travelling to Kuwait. Authorities in Manila say around 262,000 Filipinos worked in Kuwait before February, with many employed as household maids.


Democrats Are Blaming A Big-Spending Candidate For A Potential Disaster In California

Top Stories - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 08:50

National operatives are increasingly worried no Democrat will advance to the


Teacher who fed live puppy to turtle in front of pupils charged with animal cruelty

Top Stories - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 07:22

A US science teacher accused of feeding a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of his students has been charged with animal cruelty. The turtle was seized by the Idaho State Department of Agriculture after the incident on 7 March and has since been “humanely euthanised” because it is considered an invasive species. When the initial story was first reported, Mr Crosland was described as “a bully who should not be allowed near impressionable young people” by the UK charity People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta).


Best Cell-Phone Plans for Seniors

Top Stories - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 06:00

Getting older has its benefits, especially if you’re looking to save some money on your wireless cell-phone service. In early May, Sprint rolled out a new offer for people 55 and up, countering a...


Hawaii evacuees leave homes as new lava threatens on Big Island

Top Stories - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 04:54

By Terray Sylvester PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - National Guard troops, police and firefighters ushered the last group of evacuees from homes on the eastern tip of Hawaii's Big Island early on Saturday, hours before lava from the Kilauea volcano cut off road access to the area, officials said. The lava flow left Kapoho and the adjacent development of Vacationland cut off from the rest of the island by road, according to the Hawaii County Civil Defense agency.


Giuliani: 'I had a speculation' that Clinton email investigation wasn't over

Top Stories - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 03:06

President Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, denies that he had any insider information before the 2016 election when he promised that there would be surprises for the Clinton campaign.


Pruitt Enjoyed Coal Baron's VIP Sports Seats As EPA Cut Back On Regulations

Top Stories - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 02:53

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt luxuriated in a coal


Qatar won't be part of any military action against Iran

Top Stories - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 02:45

SINGAPORE (AP) — A senior Qatari official said Sunday his country will not be dragged into any conflict with Iran.


Trudeau: Canada 'not going to be pushed around'

Top Stories - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 02:41

Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister, tells Chuck Todd that Canada is "polite," and "welcoming" but "firm" when it comes to dealing with President Trump's trade policies, during an exclusive interview with Meet the Press.


The Latest: New Mexico community evacuated as fire grows

Top Stories - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 02:00

CIMARRON, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a wildfire in northern New Mexico (all times local):


How California's primary system could lock out Democrats

Top Stories - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 01:56

After months of planning to capture House seats, Democrats worry that California “top-two primary” system could freeze them out of some races.


Police officer fired after hitting suspect with car

Top Stories - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 01:16

A police officer in Athens, Georgia, was fired after an investigation showed he intentionally hit a fleeing suspect with his cruiser.


Two Climbers Killed In Fall From Yosemite's El Capitan

Top Stories - Sat, 06/02/2018 - 23:43

Two experienced climbers fell to their death Saturday morning as they ascended


New Mexico, Colorado wildfires force hundreds to evacuate

Top Stories - Sat, 06/02/2018 - 23:28

(Reuters) - Wildfires stoked by low humidity and high temperatures raged in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado on Saturday, threatening nearly 1,900 homes and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of residents from remote communities, fire officials said. The two fires, about 250 miles (400 km) apart in the drought-parched Four Corners region of the Southwestern United States, have consumed nearly 32,000 acres (12,000 hectares)between them, officials said. The larger of the two, the so-called Ute Park Fire in Colfax County, New Mexico, was zero percent contained after scorching some 30,000 acres by Saturday evening near Cimarron, a town of about 1,100 people northeast of Santa Fe, according to a bulletin on the New Mexico Fire Information website.


Police link killings of Phoenix psychiatrist, 2 paralegals

Top Stories - Sat, 06/02/2018 - 20:52

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The shooting death of a prominent forensic psychiatrist who assisted in high-profile murder cases including serial killings in Phoenix is connected to the killing of two paralegals, said authorities, who were investigating Saturday whether a fourth homicide was also related.


Jared Kushner's Father Rips Ethics Watchdogs As 'Jerks' Who Can't Get A 'Real Job'

Top Stories - Sat, 06/02/2018 - 20:37

Jared Kushner's father, real estate magnate Charles Kushner, slammed federal


Hundreds Of Shoes Form Memorial In Puerto Rico After Maria Death Toll Spikes

Top Stories - Sat, 06/02/2018 - 19:27

Puerto Rico residents began leaving pairs of shoes outside the island's


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