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Saudi crown prince soaks in Trump's praise as US tour opens

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 20, 2018 - 1:45pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — At 32 years old, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman controls a vast fortune, a well-heeled military and the future of a nation in the throes of sweeping economic and social change. His ambitious bid to remake Saudi Arabia received a ringing endorsement Tuesday from President Donald Trump as the future leader opened a marathon tour of the United States.

Xi warns Taiwan will face 'punishment of history' for separatism

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 20, 2018 - 1:03pm

By Philip Wen and Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping told self-ruled Taiwan on Tuesday that it would face the "punishment of history" for any attempt at separatism, offering his strongest warning yet to the island claimed by China as its sacred territory. The government of Taiwan, one of China's most sensitive issues and a potentially dangerous military flashpoint, responded that it hoped China could "break free" of the old clichés of threats and force. China's hostility towards Taiwan has risen since the 2016 election of President Tsai Ing-wen, a member of the island's pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party.

Jeremy Corbyn mocked by his own MPs after claiming Russia should be given the right to test nerve agent itself

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 20, 2018 - 1:02pm

Jeremy Corbyn has been mocked by own MPs after saying Russia should be given a sample of the nerve agent used in the Salisbury attack so it can "say categorically one way or the other" whether it is responsible.  The Labour leader also said he would be happy to work with President Putin if he was Prime Minister and stopped short of blaming the Kremlin for the attack, despite his deputy John McDonnell doing so over the weekend.  It exposes a deepening split in the party's position on the nerve agent attack which has left Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in a coma in hospital.  Last week Mr Corbyn was criticised for refusing to categorically blame Russia for the Novichok poisoning and his communications chief drew further ire when he claimed British intelligence cannot be trusted after the Iraq war dossier.  Responding to his latest remarks on the issue Mr Corbyn was roundly mocked by his own MPs including Ian Austin, a member of the Foreign Affairs select committee, who joked that Mr Putin would never accuse himself of having smuggled the nerve agent into the UK to use against the former spy.  He said: "Does anyone seriously think Putin will say: ‘Thanks for the sample. We have now examined it and yes, I'm sorry to say that it did come from Russia and was then given to one of our agents to murder Mr Skripal in the way we have murdered lots of other opponents’? Who thinks that?” Russian spy poisoning | Read more Speaking to the BBC's World and One programme Mr Corbyn said: "All fingers point towards Russia's involvement in this, and obviously the manufacture of the material was undertaken by the Russian state originally. "What I'm saying is the weapons were made from Russia, clearly. "I think Russia has to be held responsible for it but there has to be an absolutely definitive answer to the question where did the nerve agent come from? I asked the Russians be given a sample so that they can say categorically one way or the other."  In a move that is likely to spark further frustration among Labout MPs Mr Corbyn maintained there had to be a relationship with Russia and said he would still "do business" with president Putin if Labour came to power. Corbyn or the Russian Embassy | Who said what "Would I do business with Putin, sure? And I'd challenge him on human rights in Russia, challenge him on these issues and challenge him on that whole basis of that relationship," he said.  John Woodcock, chair of Labour's backbench foreign affairs committee, warned allowing Russia to test the poison would be "like saying you trust the fairness of Putin's re-election because he told you it was fine".  He added: "Russia denies every single assassination attempt on foreign soil, no matter how blatant.  "In what parallel universe would we think sending Putin's regime a sample of their poison would lend more credibility to this latest denial?" It came as Theresa May chaired a meeting of the National Security Council to discuss additional sanctions on Russia after the Kremlin ejected 23 British diplomats from the country. 23 Russian officials, thought to be undeclared spies, left the UK today. The Prime Minister told the meeting: "There are other measures that government and security officials are actively considering and stand ready to deploy at any time." She revealed action has been taken at the UK border to beef up visa checks, particularly for private flights, and amendments to the sanctions and money laundering bill are also taking shape.  A spokesman for Mrs May said: "The Prime Minister reiterated that we will freeze Russian state assets wherever we have evidence that they may threaten UK persons or property. And, led by the National Crime Agency, we will continue to bring all the capabilities of the UK law enforcement to bear against serial criminals and corrupt elites."

Officer Charged With Murder In Shooting Death Of Justine Damond

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 20, 2018 - 12:52pm

The Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an Australian woman in July

How to Avoid Getting Sick on a Plane, According to Science

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 20, 2018 - 12:36pm

The secret is picking the right seat

Good Samaritans help flip a man's car following crash

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 20, 2018 - 12:09pm

A group of good Samaritans in Chester County, Pa., came to the aid of a driver who was trapped under his burning car after a crash.

A Look Back At Puerto Rico, 6 Months After The Storm

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 20, 2018 - 11:27am

Six months after Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, HuffPost revisits a reporting trip from October to show how the island’s most vulnerable residents had to wait weeks for aid.

Lawmakers Demand Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Explain Cambridge Analytica Breach on Capitol Hill

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 20, 2018 - 9:43am

Members of Congress want Facebook founder Mark Zuckergerg to explain what happened in regards to Cambridge Analytica

16-Year-Old Boy Beat His Friend to Death With a Baseball Bat in Jealous Rage, Police Say

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 20, 2018 - 9:43am

The 16-year-old beat 15-year-old Giovanni Diaz after they went into a wooded area Monday afternoon, police said

Trump's Latest Ideas To Combat The Opioid Epidemic Are Also His Dumbest

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 20, 2018 - 9:27am

President Donald Trump wants to execute drug dealers, build a wall on the

Autonomous Uber Possibly Not At Fault For Pedestrian Death

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 20, 2018 - 8:35am

It’s the first known fatality of a pedestrian involving a self-driving vehicle.

300,000 Troops Will Soon Train for War With North Korea (But There's A Big Catch)

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 20, 2018 - 7:46am

Washington and Seoul have announced that their annual joint military drills will commence from April 1, while a massive diplomat effort is underway to lay the foundations for two summits designed to resolve issues on the troubled peninsula. The military drills, involving over 300,000 troops, were delayed because of the 2018 Winter Olympiad, which finished when the Paralympics concluded on March 18. An intensive inter-Korean dialog on the sidelines of the Games resulted in plans for an inter-Korean summit and – according to a South Korean delegation which went to Pyongyang – a promise from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to suspend nuclear and missile tests and to convene a summit with US President Donald Trump.

This Plane Just Landed on a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier. The Catch: It’s Not American

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 20, 2018 - 7:28am

Finnish pilots won’t be landing on aircraft carriers of their own anytime soon — or ever. This Plane Just Landed on a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier. Capt. Juha “Stallion” Jarvinen’s landing was the first landing on an aircraft carrier by a Finnish air force pilot in history, according to the U.S. Navy.

Shooting At Maryland High School Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Injured

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 20, 2018 - 6:57am

A shooting at a high school in Great Mills, Maryland, on Tuesday left one

St. Joseph's University student found dead in Bermuda following intense search

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 20, 2018 - 6:30am

Bermuda police confirm they have found the body of missing St. Joseph's University student Mark Dombroski; no cause of death has been announced.

Tessa Thompson Can't Get Enough Of A Hilarious Meme Comparing Her To Goats

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 20, 2018 - 6:20am

This Tessa Thompson meme could be the greatest of all time.

The Facebook Scandal Deepens

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 20, 2018 - 5:26am


Paris named as world's n°1 destination by Traveler's Choice Awards

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - March 20, 2018 - 5:05am

After the terror attacks in 2015, Paris has proved that it's still standing strong in the international tourist arena. The French capital has moved up two positions in the TripAdvisor ranking which is based on the quantity and quality of traveler reviews and ratings for various destinations.