Tusk comes out against too much EU integration

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — European Union President Donald Tusk says that those who believe in "instant and total integration" of the EU have missed what many people really want and raised the prospect of having an open and big debate among member states on where the EU should be heading.
White House placed on partial security lockdown: official

Secret Service Counter-assault Team member is seen through a window of the press briefing room, standing on alert during a lock down the White HouseWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The north side of the White House was placed on a security lockdown on Monday because of a suspicious package, a Secret Service official said. The partial lockdown on the Memorial Day holiday occurred while President Barack Obama was home. Reporters were not allowed to leave the White House compound through its northwest gate and flashing lights from emergency responders could be seen nearby. The official said hazardous material checks were being made. Local news radio station WTOP reported that one person was in custody, citing a federal law enforcement official. ...



Israeli ultranationalist sworn in as defense minister

Newly-appointed Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman walks at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, ahead of his swearing-in ceremony in Jerusalem, Monday, May 30, 2016. Lieberman, one of Israel's most polarizing politicians, takes over as defense chief in place for former military chief Moshe Yaalon, who resigned last week following talks to expand the government by adding Lieberman’s Yisrael Beiteinu party. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli ultranationalist Avigdor Lieberman has been sworn in as defense minister after his appointment was confirmed by parliament.



Israel parliament approves hardliner Lieberman as defence minister

Former Israeli foreign minister and ultra-nationalist MP Avigdor Lieberman is seen during a session of the Israeli parliament on May 30, 2016Jerusalem (AFP) - The Israeli parliament on Monday approved ultra-nationalist Avigdor Lieberman as the country's new defence minister hours after the cabinet endorsed him.



4 killed in bomb attack targeting police in southeast Turkey

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says Kurdish rebels have detonated a bomb as a police vehicle was passing by, killing four people.


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