Russia scrambles jet fighter to intercept U.S. bomber over Baltic Sea

MOSCOW A Russian Su-27 jet fighter intercepted a U.S. B-52 strategic bomber on Russia’s border over the Baltic Sea on Tuesday, Russian news agencies quoted Russia’s Defence Ministry as saying. The bomber was flying along the Russian border but over neutral waters, RIA cited the ministry as saying.

US ‘looking carefully’ at role on UN Human Rights Council over ‘chronic anti-Israel bias’

Speaking at the Geneva forum Tuesday afternoon, Haley condemned the council’s “chronic anti-Israel bias,” adding that the US sees “some areas for significant strengthening,” according to Reuters. ‘Right now, #NorthKorea is trying to pose a threat in every way possible’ – #NikkiHaley— RT America (@RT_America) May 16, 2017

ISIS claims responsibility for Melbourne shooting & hostage situation

“We are treating it as an act of terrorism,” Victoria state police Commissioner Graham Ashton said on Tuesday. “We believe this person was there with those sorts of [terrorist] intentions, albeit we don’t know whether it was something planned or something spontaneous at this stage,” he said.