Jun. 5, 2019

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Queen Elizabeth was joined by world leaders including Donald Trump and Angela Merkel to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, paying personal tribute to the veterans of the largest seaborne invasion in history which helped bring World War Two to an end.

U.S. President Donald Trump met German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the English city of Portsmouth on Wednesday after marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

The Trump administration is expected to appear in court on Wednesday to defend itself against claims that its proposed addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census was secretly orchestrated by a political operative seeking to boost Republicans' voting power.

Republican and Democratic U.S. senators said on Wednesday they would try to pass 22 separate joint resolutions that, if passed, would block President Donald Trump's plan to complete $8 billion in military sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates without congressional review.

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed legislation to end the threat of deportation that has long hung over undocumented immigrants known as "Dreamers" who entered the United States when they were children.

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said on Wednesday a U.S. plan to impose tariffs on Mexican goods may not have to take effect, offering a glimmer of hope for Mexico and American businesses concerned that the levies could badly hit both consumers and companies.

Oil prices resumed their slide on Wednesday, with West Texas Intermediate crude futures (WTI) dropping more than 4% after U.S. crude inventories unexpectedly surged.

Current and threatened U.S.-China tariffs could slash global economic output by 0.5% in 2020, the International Monetary Fund warned on Wednesday as world finance leaders prepare to meet in Japan this weekend.

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Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong gathered Tuesday night to mark 30 years since China's bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, underscoring continuing concern for Chinese human rights in the semi-autonomous territory, even as its own civil liberties are under threat.

The Trump administration has moved ahead with a surveillance drone sale to four U.S. allies in the South China Sea region as acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Washington will no longer "tiptoe" around Chinese behavior in Asia.

Hungarian police confirmed Tuesday the discovery of two more South Korean victims of a sightseeing vessel which sank in Budapest last week, raising the toll to eleven tourists killed with 17 still missing.

Scott Peterson, the former Florida deputy who failed to confront a gunman during the Parkland shooting, has been arrested on 11 charges.

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday it was out of the question for Turkey to take a step back from its deal with Moscow to buy Russian S-400 missile defense systems.

Justin Sun, a cryptocurrency entrepreneur, bid $4.57m to have lunch with Warren Buffett, who once called Bitcoin "rat poison squared." Mr Sun launched a cyptocurrency called Tron, or TRX Troken, in 2017. It's valued at $2.56bn, and listed on CoinMarkCap.com as the 10th largest cryptocurrency in the world.

The House Judiciary Committee is launching an antitrust investigation into major tech companies like Google and Amazon, moving Congress closer to legislative action against the tech giants.

The U.S. will take steps to ensure it doesn't get cut off from the supply of rare earths used in everything from the production of computer screens to missile systems and mobile phones, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said.

The United States has insisted it is committed to welcoming Chinese nationals for "legitimate" studies but acknowledged increased visa scrutiny after Beijing warned its students of risks.

German drugmaker Bayer has signed an alliance with Arvinas Inc to gain access to the U.S. biotech firm's experimental protein drugs and crop protection technology in a deal worth up to $750 million.

Nokia has attracted increased interest in its next-generation telecoms equipment in recent weeks, helping it to move ahead of Chinese rival Huawei in total 5G orders, one of the Finnish company's directors said.

BBC

Naasón Joaquín García, who heads La Luz del Mundo (The Light of the World) church is being held in the US on charges of human trafficking, child rape and other felonies. Known as "the Apostle" among his followers, and his three female co-defendants are facing 26 charges.

A combined army and police force on patrol in the northern Mexican state of Sinaloa has dismantled three labs producing the synthetic drug methamphetamine. Officials estimated the labs could produce 17 million doses of meth.

A lively discussion has kicked off on Twitter over the merits of straight people having their own Pride events. A plan by a group in Boston, US, to hold a '"straight pride" march in August has sparked more than 45,000 tweets in the last 24 hours.

An invention by a South African engineer that dispenses pills won a major African engineering prize. These lockers cut queues down "from three-and-a-half hours to under 36 seconds."

WND

Police in Sacramento, Calif., are being asked not to attend the city's annual Pride events while in uniform.

Researchers from Iowa State University determined that unmarried people who lived with each other had less accumulated wealth compared to those who had never lived together before getting married. This wealth gap was shown to be much wider for people who had cohabited more than once.

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