Jun. 6, 2019

REUTERS

France will never forget the sacrifice of the Allied troops who liberated it from Nazi Germany, President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday, the 75th anniversary of the D-Day operation that helped bring World War Two to an end.

France and the US share the common objective of preventing Iran obtaining nuclear arms and new international negotiations need to be opened for that goal to be met, President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday.

The Trump administration on Wednesday said it would end scientific research at the National Institutes of Health that relies on fetal tissue from elective abortions, and would accelerate efforts to find alternatives for such research, a move welcomed by anti-abortion groups.

Lawmakers in Oregon passed legislation on Wednesday to award its seven Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote nationwide, rather than the candidate who gets the most votes in the state.

Plaintiffs suing the Trump administration over the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 census have until July 12 to file briefs explaining why they believe the government should be sanctioned for allegedly concealing evidence, a federal judge said on Wednesday.

Chinese President Xi Jinping presented two pandas to Moscow's zoo at a ceremony with Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, in a gesture the Russian president described as a sign of deepening trust and respect between the two powers.

President Donald Trump threatened to hit China with tariffs on "at least" another $300 billion worth of Chinese goods but said he thought both China and Mexico wanted to make deals in their trade disputes with the United States.

South Korea's practice of fingerprinting all adult citizens has helped forensic experts identify all of the bodies recovered so far from a boat crash in Budapest that killed 28 people, most of them South Korean tourists, officials said on Thursday.

The United States is pursuing the sale of more than $2 billion worth of tanks and weapons to Taiwan, four people familiar with the negotiations said, sparking anger from Beijing which is already involved in an escalating trade war with Washington.

Niels Hoegel, a former nurse, was jailed for life on Thursday for murdering 85 of his patients by injecting people with lethal drugs and then played the hero by appearing to struggle to revive them - the worst killing spree in Germany's post-war history.

In a bid to directly compete with ground beef and pork sausage, Beyond Meat Inc bills itself the world's first plant-based burger sold in the meat case of U.S. grocery stores.

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The federal government has stopped paying for English-language courses and legal services at facilities that hold immigrant children around the country, imposing budget cuts it says are necessary at a time when record numbers of unaccompanied children are arriving at the border.

The US oil price dove into a "bear market" on Wednesday following a surprising jump in US petroleum inventories and as myriad trade conflicts dim the outlook for global growth.

As the Trump administration puts pressure on Chinese telecom giant Huawei to block its dominance in developing future 5G networks, small European competitors are pitching themselves as more secure alternatives.

The vast majority of Chinese citizens believe the People's Liberation Army (PLA) could seize islands in the East and South China Seas, even if the U.S. military were to intervene in the conflicts. No less than 87 percent of respondents said that the Chinese military already possessed the capability to take back the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands from Japan

South Korea approved $8 million in humanitarian aid for the impoverished North on Wednesday, authorities said, with negotiations over Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal deadlocked and inter-Korean relations at a standstill.

BBC

The ultimate limit of human endurance has been worked out by scientists analysing a 3,000 mile run, the Tour de France and other elite events. They showed the cap was 2.5 times the body's resting metabolic rate, or 4,000 calories a day for an average person. Anything higher than that was not sustainable in the long term.

Some of the creators of the apps and technology we spend so much time on are now on a mission to keep it away from their kids.

The US has announced a new ban on travel to Cuba for American group tours as well as cruise ships journeying to the island.

Amir Ohana is the first openly gay man to become a minister in Israel has been appointed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

WND

There has been plenty of attention directed toward what some are referring to as a crisis of education-related debt. According to the Federal Reserve, student loan debt in the U.S. rose by $29 billion in the first quarter of 2019 to $149 trillion. Half (52 percent) of college graduates with student loan debt struggle to make payments toward those loans.

Wendy's and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, named after the late founder of the fast food chain, are standing up to better the lives of children in the foster care system. While liberals complain about conservatives not caring about children once they are born, a program created by the Foundation, Wendy's Wonderful Kids, finds homes for children who are older, part of a group of siblings, or have developmental disabilities.

NASA images reveal the sun's face looks completely blank with no sunspots visible - indicating it has reached the solar minimum stage of its cycle. Solar minimums mark a period of reduced activity on the sun and happen every eleven years. During these times sunspots and solar flares are less frequent.

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