U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton said Saturday the country wants to reopen talks with North Korea after the regime violated U.N. resolutions with a ballistic missile test earlier this month. Bolton made the remarks while speaking to reporters in Tokyo on Saturday ahead of President Donald Trump's arrival for visit to Japan. The missile launch on May 4 and another launch May 9 were close-range and short-range ballistic missiles, Bolton said. Trump said he was "not happy" with the tests, but had also downplayed it as "smaller missiles." "U.N. Security Council resolutions prohibit North Korea from firing any ballistic missiles," Bolton said. "In terms of violating U.N. Security Council resolutions, there's no doubt about that." Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would talk about "making sure the integrity of the Security Council resolutions is maintained," Bolton added. The United States has not had much contact with North Korea since Trump came out of a February summit with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un without a deal, Bolton said. Still, U.S. special envoy to North Korea, Stephen Biegun, "can't wait to talk to his North Korean counterpart, but they haven't responded," Bolton said. North Korea had declared his nuclear weapons program "complete" and opened talks after the country last test-fired the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile in late November 2017. Source: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2019/05/25/Bolton-United-States-wants-to-restart-N-Korea-talks/1021558802453/
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Albanian opposition supporters marched in another anti-government protest Saturday to demand the prime minister's resignation as the European Union and the U.S. warned them to avoid violence and to hold talks instead to resolve the country's political deadlock. Protesters gathered from around the country in Tirana, the capital, waving national and EU flags, shouting "Rama Go!" and blowing vuvuzelas. Some protesters threw flares, smoke bombs and other projectiles and police responded with water cannon. Opposition leaders were seen trying to stop those hurling stones at police. The center-right Democratic Party-led protests, which have been going on since mid-February, have often turned violent. A statement from the EU office in Tirana condemned the past violence, urging all sides to hold talks to find "a way out of the current political situation." The United States embassy in Tirana also urged all sides "to practice restraint, disavow violence and engage in constructive dialogue." The opposition has declined to talk with Rama unless he resigns. It accuses his Cabinet of corruption and links to organized crime. The governing Socialists deny those claims and say the violent opposition protests are hurting the country's image. The Democrats leader, Lulzim Basha, said Saturday that Rama's resignation was "the only way to open the dialogue." He then led his supporters in a march toward the Parliament building with lit cellphones held high. The opposition is boycotting Albania's June 30 municipal election. In June, Albania expects the EU to grant its request to launch full membership negotiations. Source: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/eu-us-urge-non-violence-as-albanian-opposition-protests/ar-AABU4i3
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The European Parliament elections shifted to the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Malta and Latvia on Saturday as voters in those European Union nations took part in a landmark ballot in which resurgent nationalists are challenging traditional parties over the future of Europe. The stakes for the EU are especially high in this year's vote, which is taking place in all of its 28 nations from Thursday to Sunday. Voters are electing 751 lawmakers, with each nation apportioned a number of seats based on its population, for a legislature that increasingly affects the everyday lives of ordinary Europeans. Anti-immigrant and far-right groups are hoping to gain ground in the European Parliament and use it to claw back power from the EU for their national governments. Moderate parties, on the other hand, want to cement closer ties among countries in the EU, which was created in the wake of World War II to prevent renewed conflict. "We stand at a crossroads — that is, whether the EU is going to be stronger and more integrated or, quite the contrary, a process of its weakening is to begin," Zuzana Caputova, Slovakia's president-elect, told reporters after voting in the town of Pezinok. A Slovak far-right party that openly admires the country's wartime Nazi puppet state could win seats in the European Parliament for the first time. Its members use Nazi salutes, blame the Roma minority for crime, consider NATO a terror group and want the country to leave the western military alliance and the EU. Polls in Slovakia favor the leftist Smer-Social Democracy party, the senior member of Slovakia's current coalition government, to win the most votes. But the polls also suggest that the far-right People's Party Our Slovakia will win seats in the European legislature for the first time. In neighboring Czech Republic, a centrist party led by populist Prime Minister Andrej Babis expected to win the most votes, despite the fact that Babis is facing fraud charges involving the use of EU funds. Babis wants his country to remain in the bloc but is calling for EU reforms. Meanwhile the Czech Republic's most ardent anti-EU group, the Freedom and Direct Democracy party, is predicted to capture its first seats in the EU legislature. Britain, Ireland and the Netherlands have already voted this week, and the rest of the EU nations will vote Sunday. Official results will only be released Sunday night after all polls close. The legislature affects Europeans' daily lives in many ways: cutting smartphone roaming charges, imposing safety and health rules for industries ranging from chemicals and energy to autos and food, supporting farming and protecting the environment. Voting in the Netherlands may have already produced a surprise. An Ipsos exit poll forecast a win for the Dutch Labor Party, and predicted that pro-European parties would win most of the Netherlands' seats instead of right-wing populist opponents. In Ireland, early vote counts and an exit poll suggest that the Green Party is gaining strength as it challenges three larger parties in both local and European Parliament elections. In the Irish votes on Friday, an exit poll of more than 3,000 voters showed that Ireland's top two parties — the governing party Fine Gael and the more conservative opposition party Fianna Fail — are running neck and neck, followed by the nationalist Sinn Fein party and the pro-environment Greens. Early vote counts on Saturday in Ireland's local election confirmed these trends. Vote counting in the European Parliament races will begin Sunday morning. Overall, the European Parliament's traditional political powerhouses are expected to come out with the most votes. But the center-right European People's Party and the center-left Socialists & Democrats look set to lose some clout and face their strongest challenge yet from an array of populist, nationalist and far-right parties. Those upstart parties hope to emulate what President Donald Trump did in the 2016 U.S. election and what Brexiteers achieved in the U.K.: to disrupt what they see as an out-of-touch elite and gain power by warning about migrants massing at Europe's borders ready to rob the continent of its jobs and culture. The traditional parties warn that this strategy is worryingly reminiscent of pre-war tensions, and argue that unity is the best buffer against the challenges posed by a world in which China, the U.S. and Russia are all flexing their economic and military prowess. Source: https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2019-05-25/4-countries-vote-in-high-stakes-european-parliament-election
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The Trump administration on Friday notified Congress it plans to sell $8.1 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates without congressional approval — a move that has incensed members from both parties who have sought to cut off military aid for the Saudi-led coalition fighting Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen. The decision covers 22 pending transfers of munitions, aircraft parts, and other supplies "to deter Iranian aggression and build partner self-defense capacity," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement. "These sales will support our allies, enhance Middle East stability, and help these nations to deter and defend themselves from the Islamic Republic of Iran." Normally such sales are subject to congressional approval. But Trump is using a loophole in the Arms Export Control Act that allows him to bypass the process in case of emergency. The move is similar to Trump's declaration of a border emergency this year, which allowed him to divert military funds to pay for border barriers. Pompeo, who cited previous instances in which the arms sales authority was used by Presidents Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter, said the step was critical to help allies maintain their armed forces in a period of "increasing regional volatility." And he lashed out at Congress for delaying the shipments. "These national security concerns have been exacerbated by many months of Congressional delay in addressing these critical requirements, and have called into doubt our reliability as a provider of defense capabilities, opening opportunities for U.S. adversaries to exploit," Pompeo said. But he insisted that the decision would be "a one-time event." "This specific measure does not alter our long-standing arms transfer review process with Congress," he insisted. Nonetheless, the move was deeply unpopular on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers have sought to halt arms sales to the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen. The coalition has been blamed for rising civilian deaths in that country. Trump recently vetoed legislation that would restrict American support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. In a statement Friday, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) confirmed that the relevant committees had been notified of the pending sales. "There is no new ‘emergency’ reason to sell bombs to the Saudis to drop in Yemen, and doing so only perpetuates the humanitarian crisis there," Murphy said. "This sets an incredibly dangerous precedent that future presidents can use to sell weapons without a check from Congress." Murphy said he's looking into new legislation to restrict the sales. "We have the constitutional duty to declare war and the responsibility to oversee arm sales that contravene our national security interests," he said. "If we don’t stand up to this abuse of authority, we will permanently box ourselves out of deciding who we should sell weapons to." Several other members of Congress have announced their intention to block any further weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. “Every bomb sold to Saudi Arabia is another bomb for Saudi bomber jets to drop on Yemeni hospitals, weddings, markets, and school buses," Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), an outspoken opponent of America's involvement in Yemen, said in a statement. "Any claim from President Trump that selling weapons to Saudi Arabia constitutes an ‘emergency’ is a farcical attempt to obscure the shameful reality that ‘made in the U.S.A’ bombs are killing innocent civilians and fueling the world’s worst humanitarian emergency in Yemen." Pompeo insisted, however, that the administration sees little choice but to bypass Congress. "The United States is, and must remain, a reliable security partner to our allies and partners around the world," he said. "These partnerships are a cornerstone of our National Security Strategy, which this decision reaffirms." Source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/weapons-worth-dollar8b-headed-to-middle-east-over-congress-objections/ar-AABRQRb
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https://us.avalanches.com/losandzheles_us_president_joe_biden_has_doctors_diagnosed_with_a_tubular_adenoma1902592_25_11_2021

US President Joe Biden has doctors diagnosed with a tubular adenoma

Scar adenoma is a benign but potentially precancerous growth. The polyp was removed.


As White House physician Kevin O'Connor explained, tubular adenoma is a benign growth that grows slowly but is considered "potentially precancerous damage that does not require further intervention."

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In Los Angeles, employees of the subway, fire department and police spoke out against compulsory vaccination.


Among those who came out to protest for their rights, thousands of employees of various city services - the department of transport, water and energy resources, sanitary services.


“I came to fight for my rights. I will work to the last, until they take my job away from me. I want to work! Not


know what else to say? The mayor wants me to inject something into my body, and I have no idea how it will affect me! " says a Los Angeles health officer who declined to give his name.

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Somewhere in the wild by Fredapsychic


Somewhere in the wild

In my little tiny house

It’s so cold, I have a jacket on

Listening to the birds chirping

Crazy how the little things make me happy

It’s amazing how my mind works

Everything i visualize becomes my reality

The power of the mind

It’s the most valuable asset

Yet some don’t value it because they have it for free

The power of the mind

It’s unimaginable


I’ve been so hurt in the past

Betrayed by people who i thought had my back

Life of a dark empath

Filled with so many emotions

Feeling emotions deeper than usual

Dealing with feelings that are not even mine

Helping people out of the goodness of my heart without expecting anything in return

These same people would drag my name through the mud at any chance they got


I heard the phone calls

I heard the side talks

I heard everything false that was spoken about me

I know they see my light

Lucia she calls me

Shining brightly even when i can’t see it

Sometimes we are blind to our own light

But others can see it

Sometimes they are intimidated by it

Sometimes they are intrigued by it

Other times they want to drag you down

They want to make you feel less than you are


I’ve done so much for people that don’t deserve any of my kindness

All they did was take advantage of it

This made me become cold hearted

Sometimes you go through a series of experiences and pain

You just go numb to it

You don’t feel it anymore

You become heartless

The same people wonder why you became like that

It’s not even about people anymore

It’s about how i feel on the inside

I had to go through a lot of healing and self reflection

Deep down i know i am a kind and loving person but it’s hard to show it in a world that sees such traits as weakness


I began to protect myself and cut toxic people out of my life

Even at the slightest sign of me being taken advantage of or made to feel less than i am

If i am not treated with love and respect, i am out

I honestly don’t have time for anything that isn’t bringing me joy and peace

I am beginning to be more selfish with myself and keep my peace


I noticed i love to play

As a child i wasn’t allowed to play much or express myself

I was super active as a child and they always told me to stay calm

They tried to make me become who i wasn’t

I had to grow up re-parenting myself

I had to remind myself that it is okay to play

I had to remind myself that it is okay to say how you feel

I had to remind myself that my opinions matter

I’m still in the process of healing

I protect my energy and sanity at all cost

I don’t want anything disrupting my inner world again


The world is full of wolves looking for prey

You either hunt or be hunted

You’re either a hunter or a prey

I’m living everyday life as it comes

Sometimes I’m still confused about what this is all about

I lay in bed wondering what my purpose is on this earth

I guess non of us are making it out here alive

I strive to live my truth

I strive to be my true authentic self

Till i let go of my physical body

My soul and works would live on


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Other News United States Of America
https://us.avalanches.com/amarillo_the_writer_apologized_to_a_man_who_spent_16_years_in_prison_for_her_ra1902910_01_12_2021

The writer apologized to a man who spent 16 years in prison for her rape

Alice Seabold apologized for the illegal conviction of a man who was found not guilty of raping her in 1981.


In her first book, Lucky, Seabord described being raped. Anthony Broadwater was convicted of the crime. He spent 16 years in prison and was on the sex offender registry for more than 20 years.


Seabold also wrote the novel The Lovely Bones, which Peter Jackson turned into an Oscar-nominated film.


"I am most sorry that the life you could have been unjustly stolen from you, and I know that no apology can change what has happened to you," Seabold said in a statement.

A statement released by Broadwater's lawyers said he was "relieved that she apologized."

Seabold's first autobiographical novel sold more than a million copies, which marked the beginning of her writing career.

In it, she described in detail how an 18-year-old student at Syracuse University in New York was raped.

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https://us.avalanches.com/apple_valley_elon_musk_presented_a_new_product_of_his_company_cyber_whistles1902908_01_12_2021
https://us.avalanches.com/apple_valley_elon_musk_presented_a_new_product_of_his_company_cyber_whistles1902908_01_12_2021

Elon Musk presented a new product of his company - cyber whistles

"Whistle at Tesla," Elon Musk wrote on Twitter and attached a link to the product. He also accompanied the entry with an ironic remark.

Tesla's page describes "cyber whistles" as "a premium collectible made from polished stainless steel."

The whistle is made in the form of a Cybertruck concept electric vehicle. The price for the product is set at $ 50.

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https://cn.avalanches.com/shanghai_highspeed_routes_and_the_chinalaos_line_are_among_the_eight_chinese_1903051_03_12_2021

High-speed routes and the China-Laos line are among the eight Chinese lines scheduled to open in December

Eight railways will start operating in China during December 2021, while the China-Laos 160 km / h line, part of China's Belt and Road Initiative, is due to open on December 3.


The first electric train, which traveled along the 414 km section of Boten - Vientiane Laos, arrived in Vientiane in early November. On November 30, Laos and China signed an intergovernmental agreement to provide guidance and legal framework for cross-border activities along the rail route.

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Deutschlands Militär begrüßte am Donnerstag die Bundeskanzlerin AngelaMerkel, nur eine Woche bevor sie sich nach 16 Jahren im Amt aus der Politik zurückziehen soll

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https://tr.avalanches.com/stambul__istanbuldaki_havaalan_uzaydr_1903049_03_12_2021
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https://tr.avalanches.com/stambul__istanbuldaki_havaalan_uzaydr_1903049_03_12_2021
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https://tr.avalanches.com/stambul__istanbuldaki_havaalan_uzaydr_1903049_03_12_2021

İstanbul'daki havaalanı uzaydır!

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