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Full text: Trump’s letter canceling North Korea summit

May 24, 2018<br>His Excellency<br>Kim Jong Un<br>Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea<br>Pyongyang<p>Dear Mr. Chairman:<p>We greatly appreciate your time, patience, and effort with respect to our recent negotiations and discussions relative to a summit long sought by both …

North Korea

Norwegian Gas Exporter Warns Europe May Be on Verge of Blackouts

Europe is facing power generation capacity shortages and may even risk blackouts without additional use of natural gas, one of the continent’s …

Natural Gas

Robert Mueller Bombshell: Ukraine Politician Who Worked With Michael Cohen On ‘Peace Plan’ Will Testify Friday

Andrey Artemenko created secret 'back channel' plan that would have lifted sanctions on Russia, and gave it to Cohen and Felix Sater who passed it on …

Donald Trump

Israeli Scientists Uncover Therapy That Converts Cancer Cells Into Normal Ones

Cancer cells, by definition, are abnormal cells that divide with abandon and have the potential to spread throughout and wreak havoc on your vital …

Cancer Cells

How the Enlightenment Ends

Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence.<p>Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of skipping that session—it lay outside my …

Artificial Intelligence

Islamophobic? Coffee shop refuses to serve man who confronted Muslim woman in niqab

LOS ANGELES — Another coffee shop confrontation caught on smartphone video is causing a stir on social media — only this time it involves a man angered by a woman who identifies herself as a Muslim.<p>A barista at a coffee shop in Riverside, Calif., refused to serve a man after he appears to insult …

Religion

U.S. Sanctions Iran Central Bank Governor for Alleged Terrorist Support

The U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions on Iran’s central bank governor and another senior official in the bank for allegedly providing …

South Asia

US threatens European companies with sanctions after Iran deal pullout

Bolton and Pompeo push hardline Trump White House position French and German companies among those with interests in Iran<p>Donald Trump is prepared to impose sanctions on European companies that do business in Iran following his withdrawal of the US from the international nuclear deal, his …

South Asia

This tiny cabin on the Greece-Turkey border generates 100% of its own energy

Istanbul-based studio SO? Architecture & Ideas has completed a tiny off-grid cabin perfect for reconnecting with the outdoors. Located in a village …

Architecture

Nigerian Woman and Children Were Kicked Off United Flight After White Passenger Complained of 'Pungent' Odor, Lawsuit Says

A new civil rights lawsuit says that a United Airlines crew ejected a Nigerian woman and her two children from a flight on the basis of race, after …

Flying

Romney calls pastor who delivered blessing at Jerusalem embassy opening ‘religious bigot’

The evangelical pastor delivering a blessing at Monday’s opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem is a “religious bigot” who is unworthy of such an honorary role, Utah Senate hopeful Mitt Romney wrote on Twitter Sunday night.<p>“Robert Jeffress says ‘you can’t be saved by being a Jew,’ and ‘Mormonism …

Donald Trump

America is plagued by a chronic misunderstanding of slavery and white supremacy

A recent study from the Southern Poverty Law Center traces our ignorance to our schools, and provides a path to solving this problem.<p>Several years …

Black History

The world is nervously watching as the gloves come off between Iran and Israel

<b>(CNN) —</b> Israel says that it's done with strikes on Iran -- for now. France fears an escalation. Iran has its finger on the trigger. But, really, it's Russian President Vladimir Putin who sits in the hot seat.<p>Where once the US would have been the brake on spikes in Syrian violence, there is a real …

Middle East

California becomes first US state to mandate solar on homes

<b>California has become the first US state to mandate solar panels on new homes and apartment buildings built after 1 January, 2020.</b><p>The California Energy Commission unanimously approved the plan, making it the state's next big step towards ending greenhouse gas emissions.<p>State law already requires …

Solar Power

McCain Defends Giving Trump Dossier to Comey: ‘Duty Demanded I Do’ It

The senator describes that fateful decision in his upcoming book, ‘The Restless Wave.’<p>In his new book, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) defends his decision …

Donald Trump

Europe’s fury over Trump’s Iran decision, explained in one word

European leaders are calling President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal a potentially catastrophic mistake. One French diplomat is so furious, he even coined a new description of Trump’s view of the world: “unisolationism.”<p>The phrase is the brainchild of one of the most …

Europe

A black Yale graduate student took a nap in her dorm's common room. So a white student called police

<b>(CNN) —</b> A white person voices suspicions about an innocuous person of color. Police are summoned. And the encounter is posted on social media, sparking outrage about racial profiling.<p>In what is becoming an all-too familiar episode, a black Yale University graduate student was interrogated by campus …

Justice

Israel launches massive military strike against Iranian targets in Syria

https://videos.posttv.com/washpost-production/Reuters/20180510/5af40895e4b014daf7a2794c/5af42247e4b0d741c64e4815_1439399835595-cf9g26_t_1525949004786_1280_720_2000.mp4<p>MOUNT BENTAL, Golan Heights — The Israeli military said it struck dozens of Iran-linked military targets in Syria on Thursday in …

Middle East

President Trump Just Threatened to Close U.S. Borders Entirely

(CLEVELAND) — President Donald Trump said Saturday “we want to make everything here” as he promoted his “America First” agenda during an appearance …

Donald Trump

North Korea says denuclearization pledge not result of U.S.-led sanctions

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Sunday its intention to denuclearize, unveiled at a historic inter-Korean summit, was not the result of U.S.-led sanctions and pressure, warning the United States not to mislead public opinion.<p>Impoverished North Korea has been hit by a series of U.N. and U.S. …

North Korea

Sen. Rubio: Corporations aren't investing tax cuts in jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio says big businesses aren't investing much of their windfall from President Donald Trump's tax cuts into their workers despite GOP promises during last year's debate.<p>"There is still a lot of thinking on the right that if big corporations are happy, they're going to …

Republicans

Israel says Iran hid nuclear arms programme

<b>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has revealed what he says are "secret nuclear files" proving Iran once covertly pursued nuclear weapons.</b><p>He said thousands of pages of material obtained by Israel showed Iran had deceived the world by denying it had ever sought nuclear weapons.<p>Iran agreed in …

South Asia

Trump: If Dems win midterms, I'll be impeached - CNN Video

During a rally in Michigan, President Trump told supporters that if Republicans lose the majority in Congress, Democrats will impeach him.

Turner Broadcasting

The Military Doesn't Advertise It, But U.S. Troops Are All Over Africa

<i>This story was originally published on Oct. 20, 2017, and is being republished with minor changes to update.</i><p>When U.S. troops were ambushed in Niger last October, the widespread reaction was surprise: The U.S. has military forces in Niger? What are they doing there?<p>Yet in many ways, the Niger …

Africa

New research from South Africa links a mass extinction event with water scarcity

Around 260 million years, the earth was dominated by mammal-like reptiles called therapsids. The largest of these therapsids were the dinocephalians, a genus composed of several herbivorous and carnivorous species.<p>Then something enormous happened: a mass extinction event killed off between 75% and …

Paleontology

GOP split as banks take on gun industry

It's a conundrum that puts free-market principles at odds with gun rights, and Republicans across the board are genuinely split.<p>Major banks are cutting off business with the gun industry, roiling Republicans who want to respect the financial decisions of private institutions while still showing …

Guns

Fox News’ Kremlin Ties Go Much Deeper Than Just Sean Hannity

A few days ago, I addressed the troubling issue of Sean Hannity, the Fox News star, and his hidden ties to the Trump administration. With the …

California Store Clerk Calls Cops on Black Man Who Asked for Refund; Black Man Gets Beaten Bloody

The Merced, Calif., Police Department has launched an internal investigation after a black man was brutally beaten and injured while in …

Pittsburgh police ordered to bring riot gear in case Trump fires Mueller

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pittsburgh police ordered its detectives to bring riot gear to work Thursday in anticipation of protests should President Donald Trump fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.<p>Police Cmdr. Victor Joseph reportedly sent an email Wednesday, instructing Major Crimes detectives to bring full …

Donald Trump

Unarmed Teen Killed by Police Was ‘Simply Backing His Mom’s Minivan’ Out of Garage, Lawsuit Claims

The 17-year-old was home alone when officers were called to the red-brick house to check on him after he’d allegedly threatened to harm himself on …