US warships sail past islands claimed by China in ‘freedom of navigation’ exercise

Two US Navy warships sailed near  islands claimed by China on Sunday in a bid to challenge Chinese efforts to limit freedom of navigation in the area,  US officials said.  In a move likely to anger Beijing, the Higgins, a guided-missile destroyer, and the Antietam, a guided-missile cruiser, came within 12 nautical miles of the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea.  The ships carried out maneuvering operations near Tree, Lincoln, Triton and Woody islands in the Paracels, one…

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Tennis: Pouille and Cornet lead French quest for unlikely Roland Garros glory

PARIS (Reuters) – French number one Lucas Pouille won his opening match at Roland Garros in straight sets on Sunday as the host country’s players enjoyed decent fortunes on the first day of the clay-court Grand Slam. Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 27, 2018 France’s Lucas Pouille reacts during his first round match against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol The 15th seed, who has not won back-to-back clay-court matches…

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Ireland quietly comes to terms with dramatic change after abortion vote

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Irish people paid homage on Sunday to an Indian immigrant woman whose death inspired a historic vote to repeal Ireland’s strict abortion laws while the Catholic Church rued the outcome saying it showed indifference to its teachings. Messages are left at a memorial to Savita Halappanava a day after an Abortion Referendum to liberalise abortion laws was passed by popular vote, in Dublin, Ireland May 27, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne In a referendum…

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The Parkland students stopped a huge corporation from donating to the NRA

The Parkland students are continuing to advocate for gun control, one issue at a time, and their efforts are creating real change. The latest proof of that is Publix, a supermarket chain found based in the southeastern United States. After boycotts and protests on Friday, the grocery store has publicly announced it will stop making political contributions, including those for Florida gubernatorial candidate and proudly vocal “NRA sellout” Adam Putnam. It’s all thanks to Parkland’sDavid…

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Cavaliers to start Green in Game 7 with Kevin Love out

With Cleveland forward Kevin Love ruled out of Sunday’s Game 7 against the Boston Celtics, the Cavaliers will start Jeff Green in his place, coach Tyronn Lue announced Sunday morning. May 25, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) shoots the ball against Cleveland Cavaliers center Kevin Love (0) during the first quarter in game six of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit:…

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Britain’s May refuses to relax Northern Ireland abortion rules

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a showdown with ministers and lawmakers in her Conservative party after refusing to back reform of Northern Ireland’s highly restrictive abortion rules after neighboring Ireland’s vote to liberalize its laws. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo Voters in Ireland, a once deeply Catholic nation, backed the change by two-to-one, a far higher…

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RFK Jr. Seeking New Investigation Into His Father’s Assassination

Robert Kennedy Jr. had a three-hour prison meeting in California with his father’s convicted killer and left convinced a new investigation into the murder is needed, he told The Washington Post. Kennedy, who did not reveal the details of his jailhouse talk with Sirhan Sirhan, believes there was a second gunman when Robert Kennedy was fatally shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles after winning the Democratic presidential primary in California on June 5,…

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The IPL is something really special. : Cricket

https://i.imgur.com/duGNXju.png -outside of ICC tournaments, first time I’ve seen Cricket trending as #1 and 3 Cricket trends in the Worldwide Top 10 trends. With India’s economy and prosperity increasing year after year, the franchise will just keep growing and growing. It has tremendous parallels with the immensely successful English Premier League. Seriously, over the next 5-10 years this really has the potential to be something really, really super to the point of opening up markets…

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