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Indian-American Ananya Vinay spells 'marocain' to win National Spelling Bee

Indian-American Ananya Vinay spells 'marocain' to win National Spelling Bee

Anna Cockfield, a 13-year-old student at Petoskey Middle School, excelled under the pressure of competing at the Scripps National Spelling Bee this week. Bee officials will administer a Tiebreaker Test to all spellers in the competition at 6 p.m. (2200 GMT) on Thursday. Shourav Dasari , 14, from Spring, Texas, spells his word during the finals of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee , in Oxon Hill, Md ., Thursday, June 1, 2017.


Panama cuts ties with Taiwan, switches to China

Panama cuts ties with Taiwan, switches to China

Taiwan now has official ties with 20 countries and governments, 12 of which are in Latin America and the Caribbean. Since then, Beijing has viewed the self-ruled, democratic island as a breakaway province. China and Taiwan split amid civil war in 1949 and Beijing has vowed to take control of the island by force if necessary. In recent years China has intensified its economic investment into the central American country - home of the economically vital Panama Canal.


Former Panama President Martinelli arrested in Florida

Former Panama President Martinelli arrested in Florida

Former Panama president Ricardo Martinelli, wanted for political espionage, was arrested by United States authorities on Monday. Meanwhile, the former Panama president has said the extradition request is politically motivated describing himself as a victim of witchhunt.


Jeff Sessions' testimony is first chance to check Comey's version of events

Jeff Sessions' testimony is first chance to check Comey's version of events

No time has been scheduled for Sessions to testify separately in a closed hearing to discuss classified matters, according to Senate aides, who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Judge Randolph Moss' order came the day before Sessions is due to testify in public before the Senate intelligence committee. He will also likely be asked if he knows of any ties between anyone in Trump's campaign who may have coordinated with the Russians, and if there is any suggestion of ...


G7 summit ends in Italy without US pledge on Paris deal

G7 summit ends in Italy without US pledge on Paris deal

McKenna told reporters on Monday during a teleconference from Italy . Mr Pruitt, who as Environmental Protection Agency administrator successfully campaigned for the United States to quit the landmark Paris climate agreement , will leave Bologna for a meeting with President Donald Trump just hours after arriving Sunday, according to a spokesman for the G-7 talks, Davide Russo.


Senator Feinstein wants probe of Loretta Lynch handling of email case

Senator Feinstein wants probe of Loretta Lynch handling of email case

On CNN Sunday, Dianne Feinstein said she, too, felt queasy when she heard Comey's statement. Feinstein did call for further investigation into the matter. "And there's only one way to know about it and that's to have the Judiciary Committee take a look at that". Senator Dianne Feinstein was reacting to comments made by former FBI Director James Comey during testimony on Capitol Hill that Lynch asked him to downplay the Clinton investigation.