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May day rallies turn violent

May Day protests turned violent in several cities around the world Monday as “anarchists” forced police to cancel permits and arrest dozens of protesters in a day meant to celebrate workers and the gains made by labor advocates. Police in Paris, Istanbul, Portland, New York, and Seattle were on high alert throughout the day as rallies were marred by clashes with pro-Trump and anti-Trump marchers in one city and police reported Molotov cocktails being thrown at officers in the other. Police canceled the permit for the demonstration after “anarchists” began throwing projectiles and incendiary devices and causing unsafe conditions for protesters, the police department’s Twitter account said. The Portland Police Bureau said in a statement that officers arrested 25 people after the march “devolved into a full-scale riot with random acts of vandalism.”

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http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/01/world/may-day-celebrations-protests-around-world/index.html

US B-1 bombers fly over Korean Peninsula

US Air Force B-1 bombers have conducted four presence missions in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region since April 1 and flown near the Korean Peninsula twice in the past two weeks, a move that has drawn sharp criticism from North Korea amid rising tensions in the region. On Monday, two US B-1 bombers departed Andersen Air Force base in Guam and conducted a joint drill with South Korea and Japan’s air forces over the Korean Peninsula, according to the US Air Force. Separately, two B-1 bombers flew over South Korea in late April, according to a US defense official. Bombers also flew near Australia on April 17 and close to the South China Sea on April 11, the official told CNN.

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http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/02/politics/us-b1-bombers-korean-peninsula/index.html

Cuban plane crash kills 8 troops

Eight Cuban military members die aboard a plane that crashed Saturday morning in a mountainous part of the island, the military said through state media. According to Granma, the Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces announced that the Russian-made twin-engine turboprop crashed into Loma de la Pimienta in western Cuba. The military is investigating the cause of the crash. The plane left Baracoa, in eastern Cuba, just after 6:30 a.m. before crashing in the province of Artemisa, about 62 miles southwest of Havana.

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http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/29/americas/cuba-plane-crash/index.html

Trump invites Philippines’ Duterte to the White House

President Donald Trump invited his polarizing Philippines counterpart to the White House during a phone call in which the two leaders discussed North Korea. Trump and President Rodrigo Duterte had a “friendly discussion” Saturday that also addressed regional security in Southeast Asia and the Philippines’ drug war, the White House said in a statement. The statement did not provide details on when or if Duterte would visit Washington, but it said Trump is looking forward to his to Philippines in November. The invitation spurred questions about whether the White House should extend a visit to a leader who has been heavily criticized for alleged human rights abuses, such as extrajudicial killings in Duterte’s war on drugs. ”The issues facing us developing out of North Korea are so serious that we need cooperation at some level with as many partners in the area as we can get to make sure we have our ducks in a row,” said White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. “We have got to be on the same page.”

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http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/30/politics/philippines-duterte-trump/index.html

Prince Philip to retire from public life

Ninety-five year old husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth ll, Prince Philip, is to step down from public life, Buckingham Palace announced. The prince, who has been at the Queen’s side for her 65 year reign, will stop accepting invitations for public engagements from September, the palace said. The Queen, who is 91 and has gradually cut back on her public appearances, will continue to carry out her duties supported by other members of the royal family. “His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh has decided that he will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year. In taking this decision, The Duke has the full support of the Queen,” the Buckingham Palace said in a statement, referring to the prince by one of his other titles.

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http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/04/europe/prince-philip-queen-elizabeth-buckingham-palace/index.html

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