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May 22, 2017

First Line News Articles for Monday, May 22 2017

World

59,000 Haitians Displaced by Earthquake Get Extra 6 Months in U.S.

More than seven years after an earthquake shattered Haiti’s capital, the secretary of Homeland Security, John F. Kelly, announced Monday that he would grant 58,700 Haitians another six months to live and work in the United States.

Venezuela’s paradox: People are hungry, but farmers can’t feed them

With cash running low and debts piling up, Venezuela’s socialist government has cut back sharply on food imports. And for farmers in most countries, that would present an opportunity.

Turkey summons US ambassador over Washington brawl

Turkey has summoned the US ambassador in the aftermath of last week’s brawl in Washington DC which left nine people hospitalized.

Chinese Counterspies Roiling U.S. Intelligence Operations in Beijing

China’s spy agency has been so aggressive in targeting the U.S. embassy in Beijing that CIA employees are afraid to talk above a whisper in their own, technologically insulated offices out of fear of bugs, according to multiple sources.

EU Approves Tough Brexit Talks Stance, Demanding U.K. Pays

The European Union finalized its tough Brexit negotiating position, reiterating its hard line on the U.K.’s departure bill and refusing to discuss a future trading arrangement until there is agreement on other key topics.

Trump says he has new reasons to hope for Middle East peace

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he had come to Israel from a weekend visit to Saudi Arabia with new reasons to hope that peace and stability could be achieved in the Middle East.

North Korea Missile Test Was Short on Distance but Long on Data, South Says

South Korean defense officials said on Monday that the missile the North launched on Sunday was a medium-range ballistic missile that cannot fly far enough to strike American military bases in Guam, as analysts had feared.