Greg Gianforte, Republican candidate in Montana special election, allegedly body-slams reporter
On the eve of a special election to fill Montana?s House seat, the Republican candidate allegedly assaulted a journalist seeking to ask him about the Congressional Budget Office?s scoring of the House health care bill. A violent altercation ensued, and the reporter, The Guardian?s Ben Jacobs, quickly relayed the incident on social media. ?Greg Gianforte just body slammed me and broke my glasses,? Jacobs tweeted Wednesday evening.
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The wife of Jakarta's Christian governor told a tearful press conference Tuesday her husband had withdrawn his appeal against a blasphemy conviction and two-year jail term for the good of Indonesia. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama was jailed this month for insulting the Koran while campaigning for re-election, a shock decision that stoked concern about rising religious intolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation. The blasphemy allegations against Purnama, Jakarta's first non-Muslim governor for half a century and first ethnic Chinese leader, sparked mass protests spearheaded by radicals.
The only real way to stop atrocities like the Manchester attack is to end the wars which allow extremism to grow
President Trump leaves the Middle East today, having done his bit to make the region even more divided and mired in conflict than it was before. At the same moment that Donald Trump was condemning the suicide bomber in Manchester as ?an evil loser in life?, he was adding to the chaos in which al-Qaeda and Isis have taken root and flourished. It may be a long distance between the massacre in Manchester and the wars in the Middle East, but the connection is there.
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S. Korea tourist numbers hammered by China boycott
Chinese tourist numbers to South Korea plunged by two-thirds in April after Beijing banned tour groups over Seoul's deployment of a US missile defence system, official statistics showed. Beijing imposed a boycott from March 15 on Chinese tour groups visiting the South in a spat over the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. Washington and Seoul say it is purely to defend against threats from nuclear-armed North Korea, but Beijing fears it could undermine its own nuclear deterrent and has reacted with fury, imposing a series of measures seen as economic retaliation.
What happened at the meeting between Trump and the pope?
President Trump met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday, May 24. The pope spoke with Trump about peace, the environment and immigrants. The meeting comes a year after the two clashed on Trump?s immigration policy. The two met privately and exchanged gifts, and Francis lightened the mood by jokingly asking Melania Trump a specific question about Trump.