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Chinese state media slam U.S. trade announcement, say Beijing ready to fight Chinese state media slam U.S. trade announcement, say Beijing ready to fight
- June 02, 2018

The China Daily newspaper said the repeated U.S. claim that China had forced foreign firms to transfer their technologies to Chinese businesses was without evidence and was being used as an excuse to facilitate its trade protectionism. Pelosi said strong, smart and strategic action not reckless and rash floundering was needed to confront China's brazen trade cheating. Either way, repeated changes to the U.S. (more...)
North Koreans to deliver letter to Trump North Koreans to deliver letter to Trump
- June 02, 2018

Duyeon Kim, a fellow at the Korean Peninsula said: "There are legitimate mechanisms built in for exemptions depending on the circumstance, but this could run into public and political criticism and send the wrong message to North Korea ". The announcement puts back on track a high-risk summit that could be a legacy-defining moment for the American leader, who has matched his unconventional deal-making style with the mercurial Kim government. (more...)
Missouri Governor Resigns After 'Fair' Deal on Charges Missouri Governor Resigns After 'Fair' Deal on Charges
- June 02, 2018

Greitens' announcement came after damaging testimony by a former campaign aide to a House committee investigating the governor. Claire McCaskill in a state won handily by President Donald Trump. But the report's release created a firestorm, with both Republicans and Democrats calling for his resignation. Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson, also a Republican, will take over as the state's top politician. (more...)
Philippines says it protests China 'harassment' of navy boat Philippines says it protests China 'harassment' of navy boat
- June 01, 2018

The statement comes after guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam and guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins conducted a freedom-of-navigation operation (FONOP) in the vicinity of the Paracels, with Pentagon officials telling Jane's that the ships sailed near the disputed Tree, Woody, Lincoln, and Triton islands. (more...)
Malaysian Government starts crowdfunding to help reduce the country's staggering debt Malaysian Government starts crowdfunding to help reduce the country's staggering debt
- June 01, 2018

The absence of the rail connection will make the district less attractive to businesses as well as Malaysians who could have used the HSR to commute into Singapore to work, said International Property Advisor chief executive Ku Swee Yong said. (more...)
Trump may ban German luxury carmakers next Trump may ban German luxury carmakers next
- June 01, 2018

Trump has railed against German carmakers before and in early 2017, in an interview with German newspaper Bild , had said he would impose 35 percent tariffs on imported cars. At the time, the president called Germany a great auto producer but said that the business relationship with the United States was an unfair one-way street. (more...)
Trump says talks with North Korea going 'very well' Trump says talks with North Korea going 'very well'
- May 31, 2018

Pompeo also said he had a "working dinner" with Kim Yong Chol, adding that their menu included steak, corn, and cheese. The U.S. secretary of state, who spoke with Trump on Wednesday night and with National Security Adviser John Bolton early Thursday, was accompanied by Andrew Kim, the head of a Central Intelligence Agency unit assigned to work on North Korea , and Mark Lambert, the head of the State Department's Korea desk. (more...)
Israeli Defense Minister Praises Russia's Understanding of Its Needs in Syria Israeli Defense Minister Praises Russia's Understanding of Its Needs in Syria
- May 31, 2018

He said Iran's support had been crucial to Mr Al Assad maintaining power in the face of widespread rebellion, whether or not they would participate in a final offensive against Deraa. " Russia is duly responsible", read the statement , "to use its diplomatic and military advantage over the Assad regime to stop attacks and compel the Assad regime to cease further military offensives". (more...)
USA to slap tariffs on steel, aluminium from European Union on Thursday USA to slap tariffs on steel, aluminium from European Union on Thursday
- May 31, 2018

France's finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, called the US tariffs "unjustified, unjustifiable and risky". The EU believes these unilateral United States tariffs are unjustified and at odds with World Trade Organisation rules. imports". Mr Stace said United States tariffs would be "purely protectionist". Noting her discussions with USA officials, she said. One U.S. industry official who has been in contact with negotiators from both sides said neither country had been notified by the White ... (more...)
Hero 'Spiderman' Granted French Citizenship After Amazing Child Rescue Hero 'Spiderman' Granted French Citizenship After Amazing Child Rescue
- May 30, 2018

She referred to him as the "Spider-Man of the 18th", referring to the Paris district where the rescue happened. Mamoudou Gassama , a 22-year-old immigrant from Mali , was in the neighborhood to watch a football match when he saw a crowd gathering around the apartment building . (more...)
Trump and Abe to meet before North Korea summit Trump and Abe to meet before North Korea summit
- May 30, 2018

The ex-spy chief has served all three leaders in the Kim dynasty and headed the General Reconnaissance Bureau intelligence agency for roughly 30 years . On Monday, Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe confirmed while talking on the phone that they would meet before the "expected" summit. (more...)
USA missionary freed from Venezuela jail welcomed home by Trump USA missionary freed from Venezuela jail welcomed home by Trump
- May 28, 2018

Holt's mother also thanked Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for releasing her son. The U.S. government at first avoided ratcheting up public pressure on Venezuela amid already strained relations between the two countries, but eventually raised Holt's case to the highest levels of the Venezuela government. (more...)
Ireland votes to liberalize abortion regime in landslide Ireland votes to liberalize abortion regime in landslide
- May 28, 2018

Minister for Health Simon Harris has insisted the Government will seek to implement the decision of the people expressed in the abortion referendum as soon as is practicable. More than half of the country's 40 regions had been counted by 4 p.m. local time and showed 68 percent supporting the amendment's repeal. Lawmakers are now expected to debate proposed legislation allowing abortions within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, and after that in cases of fetal abnormalities or serious ... (more...)
Trump upbeat about Singapore summit with North Korea: 'Moving along very nicely' Trump upbeat about Singapore summit with North Korea: 'Moving along very nicely'
- May 28, 2018

Mr Trump said in a letter to Kim on Thursday he was cancelling the planned Singapore summit, citing North Korea's "open hostility". South Korean President Moon Jae-in shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during their summit at the truce village of Panmunjom, North Korea, in this handout picture provided by the Presidential Blue House on May 26, 2018. (more...)
Irish turn attention to parliament as abortion ban voted out Irish turn attention to parliament as abortion ban voted out
- May 28, 2018

No more isolation. The burden of shame is gone". Recent polls show the pro-repeal side is leading in a tightening race. "What Irish voters did yesterday is a tragedy of historic proportions", the Save The 8th group said . The Catholic Church is among influential voices arguing that the life of the unborn should be sacrosanct, but the retain campaign faces a major challenge from a Yes camp which has portrayed itself as modernising and in step with global opinion. (more...)
Rachel Dolezal Faces Felony Charges of Welfare Fraud in Washington State Rachel Dolezal Faces Felony Charges of Welfare Fraud in Washington State
- May 26, 2018

That didn't match up with the income she reported: just $500 per month in child support. Rachel Dolezal , pictured here in 2009, changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016. Dolezal responded that she had "fully disclosed her information and asked what discrepancies", the investigator said. Local reporters who went to her Spokane home seeking comment said she declined to say anything and closed the door. (more...)
Fact check: Trump puts words about spying in Clapper's mouth Fact check: Trump puts words about spying in Clapper's mouth
- May 26, 2018

One person close to the White House said senior aides have resisted efforts from Trump allies inside and outside Congress to ratchet up the pressure on Justice Department leaders over the FBI's use of a confidential source. At issue are reports that a longtime USA government informant approached members of Trump's campaign in a possible bid to glean intelligence on Russian efforts to sway the election. (more...)
2 injured, one in custody following shooting at Indiana middle school 2 injured, one in custody following shooting at Indiana middle school
- May 26, 2018

Superintendent of Noblesville Schools, Dr. Beth Niedermeyer, said parents are now able to pick up their students at any of the schools, but the schools will also have a regular dismissal for students who are staying in school. A teacher and a student were wounded Friday morning, when another student opened fire inside a middle school near Indianapolis. Please keep the thoughts and prayers coming. (more...)
Parents sue 30-year-old son to move out of house Parents sue 30-year-old son to move out of house
- May 26, 2018

It started off strangely when host Brooke Baldwin asked if Michael wants his own place, to which the 30-year-old said "no", but then within seconds, he says he doesn't want to live in his parents' place anymore. Rotondo said he had his own business. "If that's not the case, I don't know". Michael Rotondo eviction: Pictured the Camillus, NY home that the millenial son refuses to move out of. (more...)
Battlefield V Pre Order Guide - Get Early Access, Cosmetics, Assignments, and More Battlefield V Pre Order Guide - Get Early Access, Cosmetics, Assignments, and More
- May 24, 2018

Players that pre-order any edition of the " Battlefield V " game with the " Battlefield V " Enlister Offer will get early access to the game's open beta and other in-game benefits including soldier customization options, access to Special Assignments starting at launch week and immediate access to five weapons to use in " Battlefield 1 ", EA announced during the game's unveiling Wednesday . (more...)
Comcast confirms $60bn plot to challenge to Murdoch deal with Disney Comcast confirms $60bn plot to challenge to Murdoch deal with Disney
- May 24, 2018

Fox agreed in December to sell its film and TV studios, cable channels including FX and National Geographic and other assets to Burbank, California-based Disney in an all-stock deal, valued at roughly $52 billion. Fox and Disney declined to comment. Either deal would dramatically reshape the media-entertainment landscape and scale back the Fox empire created by Rupert Murdoch, 87. (more...)
Santa Fe hits home for veteran of helping mass shooting victims heal Santa Fe hits home for veteran of helping mass shooting victims heal
- May 24, 2018

I left from my village in northern Greece when I was 12. We're a can-do country. I worked hard and became a shipowner. "It would have been better", he added, "if he shot me than all those kids". Texas political leaders are considering installing airport-style security at public schools and screening students for mental health issues as alternatives to gun control to thwart a repeat of last week's deadly shooting at a Houston-area high school. (more...)
Jared Kusner Regains White House Security Clearance Jared Kusner Regains White House Security Clearance
- May 24, 2018

Kushner's background check took more than a year. Tuesday, Trump signed a bill mandating that the White House Office of Administration report to Congress on the cause of backlogs in security clearances. Kushner was first interviewed in November, when the focus was mainly on former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty of lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (more...)
What's the biggest obstacle to Trump's summit with Kim Jong Un? Trump What's the biggest obstacle to Trump's summit with Kim Jong Un? Trump
- May 23, 2018

Pompeo was asked at a congressional hearing if the meeting in Singapore on June 12 will happen or not after Trump said Tuesday "there's a very substantial chance " it won't go off as planned. The North had declined to accept the list of South Korean reporters for days without providing any reason or explanation, giving rise to speculation that the foot-dragging might have to do with somewhat cooled relations between the two Koreas after the North's abrupt cancellation of inter-Korean talks ... (more...)
M&S says annual profits tumble on restructuring M&S says annual profits tumble on restructuring
- May 23, 2018

Back in 2016, M&S embarked upon a five-year overhaul of its United Kingdom stores amid fierce competition from supermarkets and budget garment chain Primark - and particularly from online giants like Amazon. "These changes come with short term costs which are reflected in todays results". "This is vital as we start to leverage the strength of the M&S brand and values across a family of businesses to deliver sustainable, profitable growth in three to five years". (more...)
50 of the protesters Israel killed were Hamas fighters 50 of the protesters Israel killed were Hamas fighters
- May 18, 2018

Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians on Monday when tens of thousands of Palestinians had gathered near the border, while smaller numbers approached the fence and sought to break through. " Jerusalem is a red line and for it we will continue our resistance". In preparation for this week's demonstrations, it equipped drones to drop tear gas. (more...)
IPL 2018: Hardik Pandya showers praises on KL Rahul IPL 2018: Hardik Pandya showers praises on KL Rahul
- May 18, 2018

That was the situation after the Mumbai Indians-Kings XI Punjab match at the Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday. Chasing 187 to win, KL Rahul once again did the bulk of scoring as he scored 60-ball 94 and blasted 10 fours and three sixes in his. (more...)
Pyongyang Stays Tough with US, South Korea Pyongyang Stays Tough with US, South Korea
- May 18, 2018

A Blue House official said the government meant to more actively perform "the role of a mediator" between South Korea , the U.S. and North Korea . "We will play an active role in carrying out our party's new strategic line of prioritizing economic development", Pak, a vice chairman of the Workers' Party Central Committee, was quoted as saying by Xinhua. (more...)
Gina Haspel Earned Praise Leading Up To Committee Vote Gina Haspel Earned Praise Leading Up To Committee Vote
- May 18, 2018

Earlier yesterday, United States President Donald Trump took to his Twitter account to showcase his support for Haspel to be elected to the top post in the intelligence agency. The 100-seat US Senate is narrowly divided, with the Republicans holding 51 seats and the Democrats, 47, with two independent members voting with the minority. (more...)
Gina Haspel set to become first female director of Central Intelligence Agency Gina Haspel set to become first female director of Central Intelligence Agency
- May 18, 2018

Haspel in the years to come to keep our country safe". Pressed in her confirmation hearings, Haspel refused to divulge any details of her post-9/11 role overseeing the CIA's secret prison in Thailand , where Al-Qaeda suspects Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri were waterboarded. (more...)
Laurel or Yanny? What science has to say Laurel or Yanny? What science has to say
- May 17, 2018

But that audio clip has actually been hiding in plain sight for who knows how long at Vocabulary.com. The frequencies for each sound are a little different from person to person and language to language. So now we ask, what do you hear, Laurel or Yanny? The clip went viral after an 18-year-old high school student in Lawrenceville, Ga., United States, recorded the voice from vocabulary.com and played it in front of his class as a part of a project. (more...)
Britain to renationalise rail line sparking new row over ownership Britain to renationalise rail line sparking new row over ownership
- May 17, 2018

He added that the firms operating the franchise, which is held under a joint venture between Stagecoach and Virgin owning 90% and 10% respectively, "will have lost almost £200mln" but this had not been a loss to taxpayers "at this time". (more...)
Trump Completely Skips Any Mention Of Melania In Mother's Day Message Trump Completely Skips Any Mention Of Melania In Mother's Day Message
- May 16, 2018

Donald had previously shared a video message commemorating Mother's Day . Others compared Trump's Mother's Day message to Obama's Twitter post, where he uploaded an image of his whole family and gushed over his wife, Michelle. "So much of what I've done and so much of what I have become is because of my mother". 'They helped us gain our independence. "She was just incredible, warm, loving, really smart, could be tough if she had to be, but basically she was a really nice person", ... (more...)
US Treasury Sanctions Top Officials At Central Bank Of Iran US Treasury Sanctions Top Officials At Central Bank Of Iran
- May 16, 2018

He argued it failed to address Iran's activities beyond its nuclear pursuits, such as its support for groups like Hezbollah, which is considered a terrorist organization by the U.S. Seif and Tarzali are also being hit with secondary sanctions under Iranian Financial Sanctions Regulations (IFSR). Despite Tarzali and Seif's designations, the Central Bank of Iran itself remains unsanctioned, according to the department. (more...)
Who's to blame for the Gaza violence? Who's to blame for the Gaza violence?
- May 16, 2018

In December, the Trump Administration announced that they were moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem breaking with decades of Washington policy. In a joint statement after the meeting, they said that Hamas needed to avoid "provocations" and violence, but that Israel's military must "exercise maximum restraint" in using lethal force. (more...)
Everton supremo Moshiri seeks talks with departing Arsenal boss Wenger Everton supremo Moshiri seeks talks with departing Arsenal boss Wenger
- May 15, 2018

In a few years you will have a European league over the weekends. Elite-level European clubs, he added, would be receptive to the Super League because it would enable them to attack the EPL's financial dominance. "Taking Arsenal to a different level from all this year, dedicating his life and not only his job, time at the club but all his life for this incredible club and he's the kind of person that will be missed in football but I hope he is still somehow in the game". (more...)
Sonam Kapoor is in Cannes and already missing hubby Anand Ahuja Sonam Kapoor is in Cannes and already missing hubby Anand Ahuja
- May 15, 2018

Can we expect her to walk down a red carpet in sneakers? For Mother's Day which falls on Sunday, Romedy NOW has launched its campaign '#MyOtherMother', which invites viewers to share their stories and celebrate the spirit of this special person in their lives. (more...)
Allegri set to reject Arsenal, Chelsea Allegri set to reject Arsenal, Chelsea
- May 15, 2018

Having a team with human values as these players have them makes it easier to reach all your targets". They upped the tempo after the restart and Argentina striker Dybala had a classy goal correctly ruled out for offside three minutes into the second half. (more...)
Pic Talk: Sonam Kapoor is a real stunner Pic Talk: Sonam Kapoor is a real stunner
- May 15, 2018

But it is Sonam Kapoor's mangalsutra that arrested our attention. This is Sonam's eight year in Cannes . This also allows Sonam to showcase the henna from her wedding less than a week ago. Sonam has been styled by her sister Rhea, who has not accompanied her to the gala event this year, and Deep Kailey. Here's how she's fared; so far so good! When you create custom couture, what do you keep in mind to meet the client's expectations? Finishing it off was her hair worn loose with ... (more...)
How New York can benefit from legalized sports betting How New York can benefit from legalized sports betting
- May 15, 2018

Supreme Court could end illegal sports wagering by replacing it with a well-regulated alternative that sports fans can trust. State officials and representatives of the casino industry greeted the ruling with something like glee. The fever related to sports betting legislation subsided around 11:00pm Eastern Time Monday, as Twitter activity on the topic temporarily subsided. (more...)