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Portal:Current events/2017 May 15
Current events of
May 15, 2017
Business and economy
in an effort to prevent its partner
, from selling its chip-making operation, Toshiba Memory.
Disasters and accidents
-originating Learjet crashes in
as it approached
, killing at least two people.
fire kills seven people, including five children and two adults.
(Fox News 8)
Health and medicine
A small study shows that two known
, were found in greater amounts in the
of e-cigarette users than in nonusers. Previous studies of traditional cigarette smokers have identified o-toluidine and 2-naphthylamine as the two most carcinogenic
(Medscape Medical News)
Donald Trump revelation of classified information to Russia
According to a current and a former unnamed U.S. government official,
classified information that jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the
meeting with the
Russian Foreign Minister
on May 10.
The Washington Post
The New York Times
Law and crime
Papua New Guinean
media reports confirm that 17 people were fatally shot by
on May 12.
A trial at a court in
, opens to try former
and members of his cabinet in absentia. Burkina Faso accuses Compaoré, who is in exile in the
, of ordering the killing of protesters during the
that ousted him in 2014.
Voter ID laws in the United States
U.S. Supreme Court
state legislative members do not have standing to request an appeal of the
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
ruling against a law which it found discriminated against black voters.
, one of a pair of killers whose victims from 1963–65 were five children aged between 10 and 17, dies at the age of 79.
Mexican Drug War
An unknown gunman shoots and kills veteran journalist
Javier Valdez Cárdenas
, who is noted for his investigative reporting on
's war on drugs, in
(AP via Fox News)
Politics and elections
Iranian presidential election, 2017
Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf