Trump: North Korea Summit May Be Delayed hilaryl 2018-05-220 views On Tuesday, May 22, President Donald Trump said the planned Singapore summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un may not work out for June 12, adding that the date could be delayed.
Trump made the remarks at an Oval Office meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. He said he still believes that Kim is “very serious” about denuclearization.
"I do think he's serious. I think he would like to see that happen. At the same time, he's going into a future that's different from what they've had. But I think he's absolutely very serious, yes,” Trump said.
The president said that Kim would be "extremely happy" if a deal between the two leaders works out.
“North Korea has a chance, really, to be a great country. And I think they should seize the opportunity and we'll soon find out whether or not they want to do that."
Moon said the "fate and the future" of the Korean Peninsula rests on the U.S.-North Korea summit.
"We're moving along and we'll see what happens,” Trump said. “There are certain conditions that we want and I think we'll get those conditions and if we don't, we don't have the meeting. And frankly, it has a chance to be a great, great meeting for North Korea and a great meeting for the world. If it doesn't happen, maybe it'll happen later. Maybe it'll happen at a different time.”
The World’s Largest Amphibian Is Being Bred To Extinction hilaryl 2018-05-210 views The world’s largest amphibian is the Chinese giant salamander, which can grow up to 2 meters in length. They were once common in rivers across southeastern China. But today, most are found in commercial farms, which breed them to satisfy growing demand from the luxury food market.
The researchers said the tablet proves that the Babylonians developed trigonometry some 1,500 years prior to the Greeks.
“Our research reveals that Plimpton 322 describes the shapes of right-angle triangles using a novel kind of trigonometry based on ratios, not angles and circles,” Dr. Daniel Mansfield of the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of New South Wales Faculty of Science, said in a university news release. “It is a fascinating mathematical work that demonstrates undoubted genius. The tablet not only contains the world’s oldest trigonometric table; it is also the only completely accurate trigonometric table, because of the very different Babylonian approach to arithmetic and geometry.”
New Pups on Display at Australian Reptile Park hilaryl 2018-05-210 views The Australian Reptile Park announced the birth of four dingo pups in early May, just in time for Mother’s Day. New footage has been released of the adorable pups, which had already reached over 130,000 views on Facebook at time of writing.
The pups are yet to be named, but park staff are affectionately calling them the “Paw-some Foursome.”
The pups will be fully reliant on their mum Adina for the next few weeks, but they will be on display as they learn to walk, explore and play.
"We have learned during the investigation that we had a pressure relief of a safety valve that led off some ethylene which caused a flash fire which caused the fire at the plant today and caused some of the injuries. We have a total of 21 employees that have been injured”, Chief Investigator Fire Marshal Operations Dean Hensley told the press.
“As far as we know there have been no fatalities, we are still at the hospital attending those who were injured”, he added.
Hensley also affirmed that there was nobody missing, as reported after the accident.
The incident took place at the Kuraray America Eval factory in Pasadena, which produces chemicals. Some 250 people were reportedly at the plant at the time of the explosion.
Cuba- Plane Crash After Takeoff in Havana hilaryl 2018-05-180 views A Boeing 737 operated by state airline Cubana crashed on takeoff from Jose Marti International Airport in Havana on Friday with 104 passengers and nine crew aboard, coming to rest in a farm field where firefighters sprayed the charred fuselage with hoses. There was no immediate word on casualties.
Officials said the plane was headed to the eastern city of Holguin when it crashed between the airport in southern Havana and the nearby town of Santiago de las Vegas.
The plane lay in a field of yuca-root plants and appeared heavily damaged and burnt. Firefighters were trying to extinguish its smoldering remains. Government officials including President Miguel Diaz-Canel rushed to the site, along with a large number of emergency medical workers and ambulances. Residents of the rural area said they had seen some survivors being taken away in ambulances.
A military officer who declined to provide his name to reporters said that there appeared to have been only three survivors in critical condition, but other officials declined to confirm that figure.
The plane was rented by Cubana, which has taken many of its aging planes out of service in recent months due to mechanical problems. Cuba's First Vice-President, Salvador Valdes Mesa, met Thursday with Cubana officials to discuss improvements in its heavily criticized service.
Sheriff: Active shooter reported at Texas high school hilaryl 2018-05-180 views SANTA FE, Texas—Law enforcement responded to a high school near Houston after an active shooter was reported on campus Friday, with at least one student saying she saw a man with a gun enter her classroom and start shooting as the class evacuated.
The Santa Fe school district issued an alert around 8 a.m. saying Santa Fe High School was on lockdown. Galveston County sheriff's Maj. Douglas Hudson said units were responding to reports of shots fired, but said he had no immediate details on whether anyone had been hurt.
One student told Houston television station KTRK in a telephone interview that a gunman came into her first-period art class and started shooting. The student said she saw one girl with blood on her leg as the class evacuated the room.
"We thought it was a fire drill at first but really, the teacher said, 'Start running,'" the student told the television station.
The student said she didn't get a good look at the shooter because she was running away. She said students escaped through a door at the back of the classroom.
Authorities have not yet confirmed that report. Aerial footage from the scene showed students standing in a grassy field and three life-flight helicopters landing at the school.
The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said it was responding to a shooting at the school.
The memorial, held on the West Front of the Capitol, honors law enforcement officers fallen in the line of duty.
In the middle of his speech, when Trump started to talk about ambush attacks on police, he mentioned Detective Miosotis Familia, who was fatally shot in an unprovoked attack on July 5, 2017.
Trump started to search in the crowd for Familia’s family and then invited them to join him on the stage.
Familia’s children, 20-year-old girl and 12-year-old boy and a girl, came up followed by their 90-year-old grandmother. Trump told them it wasn’t planned, but when he saw them in the audience, he had to invite them up. “Because you’re representing something so important,” Trump said.
'Superman' star Margot Kidder dead at 69 hilaryl 2018-05-140 views Actress Margot Kidder, best known for playing Lois Lane in the “Superman” films in the 1970s and 1980s, has died at the age of 69, a funeral home in Montana said on Monday.
The Franzen-Davis Funeral Home in Livingston, Montana said on its website that Kidder passed away on Sunday at her home in the town. The cause of death was not given and her manager did not return a request for comment.
Canadian-born Kidder appeared in more than 70 movies and TV shows, including “The Great Waldo Pepper,” “The Amityville Horror” and the 2014 children’s TV series “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour,” for which she won an Emmy award.
Kidder began her acting career in her 20s and shot to international fame playing the intrepid reporter Lois Lane in 1978’s “Superman,” opposite Christopher Reeve. She reprised the role again in “Superman II” (1980), “Superman III” (1983) and “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace” (1987).
In December last year, President Donald Trump delivered on a campaign promise saying he would move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel’s official capital, Jerusalem.
“Today we open the United States embassy in Jerusalem, Israel,” U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman said at the beginning of the inaugural ceremony, attended by a U.S. delegation from Washington and Israeli leaders.
For decades, world leaders located their embassies in Tel Aviv to assuage Palestinians.
Palestinians seek to claim East Jerusalem as the capital of a state they want to establish. Israel regards all of the city, including the eastern sector it annexed in the 1967 Six-Day War, as its “eternal and indivisible capital.”
A 29-year-old man was killed and four others are wounded by an attacker who shouted 'Allahu akbar' as he stabbed his victims.
He was then shot dead by police.
Judicial sources say the assailant was born in Russia's Chechnya region but had obtained French citizenship.
His parents are being held for questioning by police, a source said.
A government spokesperson said the attacker was categorized as a 'fiche S,' an indication used by officials to flag people who may be a threat to national security.
The Islamic State says it was behind the attack, without providing evidence.
France has been on high alert following a string of attacks over the past three years, the deadliest of which was in Paris in November 2015 when 130 people were killed on attacks targeting the city's nightlife.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) WITNESS AND WAITER, SARAH GOUSSE, SAYING:
"I was in the kitchen, I was bringing food out and then we heard gun fire, two gun shots, we didn't know if it was the police or if it was someone else and I dropped to the floor and I felt like I was there for like five minutes, and the whole restaurant, we all dropped to the floor and so the customers in the window and then we just kind of stayed on the floor for a while."
French President Emmanuel Macron said France would "not yield an inch to the enemies of freedom," praising and praised police for "neutralizing the terrorist".
The Fire Department says one passerby was hit with falling glass but declined medical treatment after the mishap Friday morning at a building under construction on Murray Street. It's about 10 blocks from the World Trade Center.
Fire Department Lt. Cris DiBenedetto says firefighters were "getting rained on by glass shards" as they arrived. They helped the workers off the scaffold and through a 45th-floor window.
The city Buildings Department says it found the scaffold hadn't been properly secured. The agency is still investigating and hasn't issued any violations as yet.
A call to the 64-story building's sales office wasn't immediately returned.
The bodies of four children and three adults were found at or near a property in Osmington near the south-western tip of Australia, Western Australia's Commissioner of Police Chris Dawson told a news conference.
Dawson said firearms were found at the scene. He said there appeared to be gunshot wounds.
Gun crime in Australia fell sharply after strict controls were introduced in response to a mass shooting in 1996, when a lone gunman killed 35 people in Tasmania. That prompted the government to buy back or confiscate a million firearms and make it harder to buy new ones.
Australia has banned all semi-automatic rifles and all semi-automatic and pump-action shotguns, and has a restrictive system of licensing and ownership controls.
While there have been some mass killings since Port Arthur, the latest killings could prove to be the single biggest incident of gun-related deaths since 1996.
The three, who had been imprisoned in North Korea, were greeted by President Donald Trump and the First Lady on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence also attended.
“This is a special night for these three really great people and congratulations on being in this country,” Trump said to the press who were waiting to capture the monumental moment.
“And I must tell you, I want to pay my warmest respects to the parents of Otto Warmbier who was a great young man who really suffered.”
Asked about the progress made with Kim Jong Un, Trump said, “Well we’re starting off on a new footing.”
“This is a wonderful thing that he released the folks early … a lot of very good things have happened.
“I really think he [Kim] wants to do something. I think he did this because he wants to do something and bring their country into the real world. I really believe that.
“A lot of progress has been made, and we’ll see what happens,” Trump said, referring to the upcoming summit with Kim in few weeks time.
Trump: My Proudest Achievement Would be Denuclearizing Korean Peninsula hilaryl 2018-05-100 views "My proudest achievement will be, this is a part of it but will be when we denuclearise that entire peninsula. This is what people have been waiting for a long time. Nobody thought we could be on this track in terms of speed. So I'm very honoured to work to have helped the three folks. They are great people. You know I got to speak to them on the plane, these are great people, they've been through a lot but it's a great honour. But the true honour is going to be if we have a victory in getting rid of nuclear weapons."
Their talks on Monday and Tuesday in the coastal city of Dalian come ahead of what would be a historic meeting between Kim and President Donald Trump that the White House has said could take place as soon as this month.