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World Trump rips CEOs ditching his manufacturing council as 'grandstanders'
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A fourth top executive on Tuesday resigned from President Trump's manufacturing council in the wake of his handling of the violence and terror attack in Charlottesville last weekend. Mr. Trump dismissed their decisions to leave the council on Twitter Tuesday. In a statement posted on Twitter , Plank said that he was "appreciative of the opportunity to have served" and that his company remained "resolute in our potential and ability to improve American manufacturing".

World Pineapples Banned: Music Festivals Get Prickly About Fruit
Author: 0 Pineapples Banned: Music Festivals Get Prickly About Fruit

Fans of the indie rock band Glass Animals have previously brought the fruit to performances because the band's song " Pork Soda " contains the line " pineapples in my head". One wrote: 'Never even listened to Glass Animals but now I'm tempted to take a pineapple to Reading'. According to the BBC , a spokesperson for the two festivals said that "organizers were a little concerned about hundreds of pineapples turning up on site so chose to ask fans not to bring them along", adding, ...

World How to survive a nuclear attack, explained by Guam officials
Author: 0 How to survive a nuclear attack, explained by Guam officials

US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart pledged Saturday to work to denuclearize North Korea, but Trump again invoked the grim possibility of "military measures" if other steps should fail. Asked if the US was going to war, he said cryptically, "I think you know the answer to that". To be specific, the big move came Monday as China agreed to ban imports of North Korean iron, lead, and coal as part of new United Nations sanctions on Pyongyang.

World CBO: Ending cost-sharing reduction payments will increase premiums, federal deficit
Author: 0 CBO: Ending cost-sharing reduction payments will increase premiums, federal deficit

As CNBC reports, Trump has repeatedly threatened to end the billions of dollars in payments to insurance companies that sell individual health plans under the Affordable Care Act . Furthermore, the report said , insurers in some states might simply decide to withdraw from the market due to "substantial uncertainty" about how subsidy cuts might affect their bottom line.

World North Korea backs off threat to attack Guam
Author: 0 North Korea backs off threat to attack Guam

Amid escalating tensions with the country, Trump said from his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club that North Korea "best not make any more threats to the United States " or they will be met with "fire, fury and, frankly, power, the likes of which this world has never seen before".

World Helen Mirren: Ivanka 'Ignorant' on Women
Author: 0 Helen Mirren: Ivanka 'Ignorant' on Women

The glossy is eliminating the term and is petitioning the entire beauty industry to follow suit. "Whether we know it or not, we're subtly reinforcing the message that aging is a condition we need to battle - think antianxiety meds, antivirus software, or antifungal spray", wrote editor-in-chief, Michelle Lee , in the magazine's official announcement.

World Teen chokes man to death after seeing him beat mom unconscious
Author: 0 Teen chokes man to death after seeing him beat mom unconscious

Addressing NY1, a companion of Moux's from The Bronx conjectured that the kid had not embarked to execute Washington but rather was only endeavoring to ensure his mom. Police sources said the mother, who had briefly passed out, woke up to sight of her son standing over her ex-boyfriend. He allegedly stepped in and put Washington into a chokehold that caused Washington to lose consciousness, and police say, killed him.

World USA envoy says Iran can not 'hold world hostage' with nuclear deal
Author: 0 USA envoy says Iran can not 'hold world hostage' with nuclear deal

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has reiterated previous accusations leveled against Iran over its nuclear program and the violation of UN Security Council resolutions . Of late, these sanctions have largely been on the basis that Iran is supporting Syria's government against ISIS, a fact United States officials have loudly condemned, and that Iran has tested missiles to retaliate against an oft-threatened U.S.

World As North warns of missile plan, US-South Korea wargames near
Author: 0 As North warns of missile plan, US-South Korea wargames near

The White House said in a statement that Trump and Xi "agreed North Korea must stop its provocative and escalatory behavior". In his latest comments, Trump softened his tone on the North, highlighting that a window of opportunity for a peaceful solution is still open.

World Advocates Rally, Opponents Threaten Lawsuit After Five Years of DACA
Author: 0 Advocates Rally, Opponents Threaten Lawsuit After Five Years of DACA

Manny Jimenez says he was a sophomore in high school when he qualified for DACA four years ago. Dreamers will mark the milestone anniversary Tuesday with rallies, petitions and news conferences across the country, calling on the Trump administration to keep a program that has granted deportation relief to almost 800,000 Dreamers but that has come under renewed threat in recent weeks.

World Using Smiley Faces In Work Emails Sends The Wrong Message
Author: 0 Using Smiley Faces In Work Emails Sends The Wrong Message

Some studies even suggest when people meet, they remember a smile more than words. For the study, researchers from BGU, the University of Haifa in Israel and Amsterdam University conducted a series of experiments with a total of 549 participants from 29 different countries.

World North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un 'briefed' about missile attack on Guam
Author: 0 North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un 'briefed' about missile attack on Guam

On Monday, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford held a series of meetings with senior South Korean military and political officials and the local media. Trump has pushed China to pressure North Korea to halt a nuclear weapons program that is nearing the capability of targeting the United States.

World Woman Found Alive In Woods After Month-Long Search
Author: 0 Woman Found Alive In Woods After Month-Long Search

She did not have a phone or purse on her. Residents in the town expressed their relief that she is back home and healing from her scary journey. Nevertheless, Lisa Theris was sure of one thing, she was determined to see her loved ones again.

World Round 2? September Rally Planned in Virginia
Author: 0 Round 2? September Rally Planned in Virginia

This comes a day after a protest about the removal of another Confederate monument in Charlottesville turned violent. Bragdon Bowling says he is canceling the request for a permit because of safety concerns for those involved in the rally and for concerns about safety of the police.

Author: 0 Tillerson Condemns the Islamic State for Religious Persecution

In April, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom released its own report covering the 2016 calendar year and up to February 2017. Previous administrations have been cautious about labeling conflicts genocide, especially since the United Nations' Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide directs signatories - the U.S.is one - to "undertake to prevent and to punish" genocide.

World A Member of Trump's Diversity Council Wants Steve Bannon Fired
Author: 0 A Member of Trump's Diversity Council Wants Steve Bannon Fired

The leaders of four minority House caucus groups have written a letter to US President Donald Trump calling for the removal of White House staff aides Steve Bannon , Stephen Miller and Sebastian Gorka. A group of white nationalists protesting the city's decision to remove a statue of confederate general Robert E. Lee was met with many counter-protesters over the weekend, and the episode descended into violence that resulted in the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, a counter-protester.

World Lincoln Memorial Vandalized With Red Spray Paint
Author: 0 Lincoln Memorial Vandalized With Red Spray Paint

However, a tweet from a reporter in the nation's capital showed that remnants of the graffiti remained this afternoon. Officials said that Tuesday's graffiti was discovered around 4:30 a.m. War Memorial and the Washington Monument. Fox 5 reporter Lindsay Watts tweeted out a picture of the Lincoln Memorial vandalism. "I served the greatest air force in the world, but to come here to see that is like a slap in the face", he said to NBC Washington .

World I can't influence Coutinho's decision: Liverpool skipper Henderson
Author: 0 I can't influence Coutinho's decision: Liverpool skipper Henderson

Coutinho is now sidelined with a back injury which has delayed his start to the new season, and he did not travel with the squad to Germany for Tuesday's all-important Champions League play-off against Hoffenheim . That's down to Phil and the club. Speaking to the media in Germany, Henderson said: "It's a hard situation for Phil but, as players, we're fully focused on the job at hand".

World Indian, Chinese soldiers scuffle in Ladakh
Author: 0 Indian, Chinese soldiers scuffle in Ladakh

An article in The Global Times, part of the ruling Communist Party's publication group, urged Chinese firms to "reconsider the risks" of investing in India and warned New Delhi to be "prepared for the possible consequences for its ill-considered action".

World Aaron Carter says ex-girlfriend left him over his bisexuality
Author: 0 Aaron Carter says ex-girlfriend left him over his bisexuality

Meanwhile, the speculation of a link between Aaron's coming out and his break-up with Madison was further fuelled by a recent interview in which Aaron claimed Madison "didn't really understand" his sexuality. Breaking up is never easy for anyone, but it is my hope that we can move on from this point as peacefully and respectfully as possible. "I remember watching the first episode and within 20 minutes, I saw my brother and his best friend making fun of me and my beats", Carter told ...

World Aaron Carter Opens Up About Tumultuous Relationship With Brother Nick Carter
Author: 0 Aaron Carter Opens Up About Tumultuous Relationship With Brother Nick Carter

When TMZ caught up with Carter at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on Sunday, the crew asked him whether he had heard from his Backstreet Boys brother, Nick , since coming out. "Me and my brother are wonderful", he added after a pause. He later shared a message addressing his absence, writing , "Yea so what I chose to NOT quit twitter & stay strong w focus".

World Multiple deaths in Portugal from fallen tree
Author: 0 Multiple deaths in Portugal from fallen tree

TV images showed emergency workers gathered under a group of tall trees at the Lady of the Mount Festival - the island's biggest festival - in Funchal . "It was awful, it was so sudden", Xavier Nunes, an eyewitness, told SIC television. The festival celebrates the Assumption, or entry into heaven, of the Virgin Mary , mother of Jesus.

World Children Among 4 Hurt by Falling Tree in Central Park, Officials Say
Author: 0 Children Among 4 Hurt by Falling Tree in Central Park, Officials Say

The critical patient is an adult, according to an FDNY spokesperson on the scene. Antonio Russo of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, said he was riding his bike down West Drive when he saw the tree begin to fall, nearly in slow motion. The woman and the children were crying when first responders arrived but appeared to be mostly unharmed. "He said, it just snapped, you heard it crack and it just fell over.

World Not surprising if North Korea tests missile again - Central Intelligence Agency chief
Author: 0 Not surprising if North Korea tests missile again - Central Intelligence Agency chief

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the Trump administration remains interested in a dialogue with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un but is waiting for some sign of interest from Pyongyang. The top USA military officer says the United States wants to peacefully resolve a deepening standoff with North Korea but is also ready to use the "full range" of its military capabilities in case of provocation.