Today's Intel

May 10, 2018

REUTERS

President Donald Trump welcomed three Americans who had been held prisoner in North Korea back home on Thursday, thanking its leader Kim Jong Un for their release and sounding upbeat about a planned U.S.-North Korea summit.

Having returned from North Korea on Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will embark on talks to persuade allies in Europe, the Middle East and Asia to press Iran to return to negotiations over its nuclear and missile programs, U.S. officials said.

The United Nations human rights investigator on North Korea called on Thursday for six South Korean nationals in custody there to be freed, voicing concern over conditions of their detention.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday that the remaining signatories of the Iran deal were working to find ways to preserve it, because it was important to keep the international agreement in place despite the U.S. withdrawal from it.

Fifteen years after invading Iraq over weapons of mass destruction and ties to al Qaeda that both proved non-existent, the United States is again steering toward a possible confrontation with a Middle East power for suspected work on nuclear weapons and support for terrorism.

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday his administration will begin work on a section of his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall in San Diego, at the request of the major California county.

There is a growing chance of explosive eruptions of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano in coming weeks that could shoot rocks for miles and cause ash fall for dozens of miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Wednesday.

U.S. consumer prices increased modestly in April, pointing to a steady buildup of inflation that will likely keep the Federal Reserve on a path of gradual monetary policy tightening.

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The Israeli military on Thursday said it attacked nearly all of Iran's military installations in neighboring Syria in response to an Iranian rocket barrage on Israeli positions in the occupied Golan Heights, in the most serious military confrontation between the two bitter enemies to date.

The Fair Labor Standards Act prohibits anyone under the age of 18 to work in "hazardous occupations." But President Donald Trump's Department of Labor is working to relax these protections for young workers.

Russia places 10 deadly Mig-31s on "Experimental Combat Duty" to Carry "Hypersonic" Missile. The Kremlin's new "hypersonic" Kh-47M2 Kinzhal-or Dagger in English-missile made its public debut during Russia's annual Victory Day Parade onboard a pair of newly modified MiG-31K Foxhound supersonic interceptors on May 9.

Former President Barack Obama slammed President Trump's decision on Tuesday to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement that Obama helped negotiate.

Suicide bombers and gunmen launch apparently coordinated attacks on two Kabul police stations, killing at least five people, with security forces still searching for assailants as the city braces for more violence.

An auction of artwork belonging to late billionaire David Rockefeller has fetched an unprecedented $646m on its first night.

A truck recently overturned on a highway in Poland, but instead of flaming avocados or cold hard cash, tons of liquid chocolate spilled into the road.

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake rocked Afghanistan and various parts of Pakistan on Wednesday, sending people racing out of buildings in the two capitals and injuring at least 13 people and damaging dozens of homes in both countries.

BBC

Mahathir Mohamad has been sworn in as prime minister of Malaysia again after a shock election victory, 15 years after he stood down. The man who governed for more than two decades has become, at the age of 92, the world's oldest elected leader.

Scientist David Goodall, 104, has died after choosing to end his life at a clinic in Switzerland, a right-to-die organization says. The lauded London-born ecologist and botanist, who was not terminally ill, said the decision had been driven by his deteriorating quality of life. Mr Goodall had flown from Australia for his assisted suicide, attracting the attention of people around the world.

Portugal's President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has vetoed a law that would have made it easier for people to change their gender and name in documents.

Drones that monitor crops, control mosquito populations and deliver defibrillators are to be tested in US airspace. Ten commercial drone projects have been selected to try out new ways for unmanned aircraft to be integrated into the skies.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) will end its relationship with the Boy Scouts of America, a joint statement said. The Mormon Church said it severed ties with the Scouts because it hopes to create its own global youth program.

At least 41 people have died after heavy rains caused a dam to burst in Kenya, sweeping away homes across a vast area of farmland.

WND

A mother in Georgia pleaded guilty to allowing several men, including a 78-year-old, rape her two young daughters, 5 and 6, in exchange for cash, officials said Friday.

An ocean zone nobody knew existed, which is home to more than 100 new species, has been discovered by Oxford University.

Taking another step to battle the nation's opioid crisis, Walmart and Sam's Club pharmacies will provide no more than a seven day supply of the medications to some customers. Within the next sixty days, they will begin imposing the time limit on initial opioid prescriptions for acute pain, along with a mandate that the medications top out at 50 morphine milligrams per day.

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