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Articles from the June 5, 2019 edition

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Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan Hold 30th Tiananmen Square Crackdown Vigils

Hong Kong (dpa) - Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents marked the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown with a candlelight vigil on Tuesday. The vigil featured songs, speeches and...

 
 By Tamara Zieve    News    June 5, 2019

Syrian Army Launches Attack on Golan Heights; Israel Releases Video of Retaliatory Bombing

Tel Aviv (dpa) - The Israeli army said on Sunday it struck military targets in Syria in response to two rockets launched from the country towards Mount Hermon in the northern Golan Heights. One of...

 

China Retaliates With Tariffs Against US, Just as Trump Launches Trade War vs. Mexico

Washington (dpa) - Markets were rattled on Friday as President Donald Trump restarted the North American side of the global trade war, just as China announced retaliatory tariffs against the United...

 
 By Rick Cole    Politics    June 5, 2019

Response by SM City Manager Rick Cole to Criticism of Climate Change Resolution

Editor: This is intended as a response to your article about the City's recent resolution on climate change and its commitment to spend up to $800 million to combat it. As noted in the City's press re...

 
 By DPA    Politics    June 5, 2019

T-Swift pens Trump-critical letter calling for LGBTQ protections

Los Angeles (dpa) - Pop princess Taylor Swift criticized President Donald Trump while calling on her senator to support a law that would protect Americans from gender or sexual orientation-based...

 

Towel, mop, toilet brush: When do household objects need cleaning?

(dpa) - Everyone does their own thing when it comes to changing toothbrushes or washing bedsheets - but when it comes to other household utensils, nobody really seems to know what to do. How often...

 
 By Bill Smith    Politics    June 5, 2019

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, Absent from State Banquet to Honor President Trump

London (dpa) - US President Donald Trump and his family enjoyed a royal banquet hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at London's Buckingham Palace late Monday, ahead of large protests against his three-day vi...

 

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: US ready to talk to Iran 'with no preconditions'

Vienna (dpa) - The United States is ready to talk to Iran "with no preconditions," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday. "We are prepared to engage a conversation with no preconditions,"...

 
 By Bill Smith    News    June 5, 2019

Trump Meets British PM Theresa May; President Upbeat on Brexit, US-UK Trade Deal

London (dpa) - President Donald Trump promised Britain a "phenomenal" trade deal with the United States once it leaves the European Union, praising Prime Minister Theresa May's handling of Brexit...

 
 By Preity Upala    Lifestyle    June 5, 2019

DPA GIFTING SUITE BRINGS A TOUCH OF HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR DURING THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

For the most glamorous film festival in the world, the Cannes International Film festival, DPA was the host of a celebrity-gifting suite. This year the premiere Media company set out to treat the...

 

Greatest Sea Assault In History, D-Day Was the Beginning of the End of World War II in Europe

London (dpa) - More than 150,000 British, US, French, Canadian, Polish and other Allied troops landed in Normandy in German-occupied western France on June 6, 1944, staging "the greatest amphibious...

 

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