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Irish boost from Mexico trade deal Irish boost from Mexico trade deal
- April 24, 2018

Mexico and the European Union said a year ago they would accelerate their talks to update a trade agreement signed in 2000 as the United States threatened to slap tariffs on Mexican imports and withdraw from NAFTA. The parties in favor of "open and fair trade, which is based on the rules", said European Commissioner for trade Cecilia malmström and Minister of economy of Mexico Ildefonso, Guajardo. (more...)
May battling own Cabinet over EU customs union May battling own Cabinet over EU customs union
- April 24, 2018

Mrs May last week suffered a defeat at the hands of peers in the House of Lords when they backed an amendment to compel ministers to explain what they have done to ensure that Britain can remain in a customs union after leaving the EU. Arch Brexiteer and chair of the European Research Group Jacob Rees-Mogg has argued that staying within a customs union would leave the United Kingdom paying Brussels huge sums each year while having no say on rules and regulations imposed on business and ... (more...)
Indian Medical Association writes to PM against his remark on Indian doctors Indian Medical Association writes to PM against his remark on Indian doctors
- April 24, 2018

In his interaction on Sunday morning with BJP MPs and MLAs through video conferencing, the prime minister bluntly told his colleagues that silence is golden. He asked all the party MLAs to undertake at least one developmental work for villages under them which would help take the villages forward, and also invited suggestions to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with the focus on "Swachhta Abhiyan" (cleanliness drive). (more...)
Saudi Authorities Impose Fresh Restrictions on Drones Saudi Authorities Impose Fresh Restrictions on Drones
- April 24, 2018

There was no information of where the king was. According to the Saudi Press Agency, SPA , security forces spotted an unauthorised small recreational drone flying over the city's Khuzama district at 19:50 pm on Saturday and "dealt with it according to orders and instructions in this regard". (more...)
Bracing for Iranian Counterstrike, Israel Exposes Iran's Air Defenses in Syria Bracing for Iranian Counterstrike, Israel Exposes Iran's Air Defenses in Syria
- April 24, 2018

In addition, last Friday, Iranian Army Ground Forces commander Brigadier General Kiumars Heidari said that Israel can no longer attack Iran and that the date has already been set for Israel's destruction. Iranian officials have been making increasingly bellicose remarks following an April 9 strike on the T-4 air base, near Palmyra in central Syria, which killed at least seven members of the IRGC, including the head of its drone program, Col. (more...)
Macron tells Putin he wants to 'intensify' Syria dialogue Macron tells Putin he wants to 'intensify' Syria dialogue
- April 24, 2018

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg later expressed support for the strikes by its three member states, saying that they "will reduce the regime's ability to further attack the people of Syria with chemical weapons". Macron said his country's priorities in Syria are to fight terror, allow the access of humanitarian aid and help bring peace to the region. His post indicated that missiles would be coming. (more...)
Airline: Passenger removed after physical altercation on Miami flight to Chicago Airline: Passenger removed after physical altercation on Miami flight to Chicago
- April 24, 2018

One woman can be heard trying to rouse her fellow passengers with a chant of "Get him off!" Twitter poster Jabari Ennis ( @PoleVaultDream ) tweeted that Garcia "was harassing passengers and saying racial slurs to several people on board, including employees". (more...)
Mom Set Car on Fire with 3 Children Inside, Say Texas Police Mom Set Car on Fire with 3 Children Inside, Say Texas Police
- April 24, 2018

KTRK reports witnesses recalled the woman making an alarming remark just after the fire started. Even a Texas mother who tried to burn her children alive educated him beforehand "they went to see Jesus", police say. Officials said the woman will be charged with three counts of aggravated assault on a family member. The children were unharmed in the incident and police are determining what charges to file. (more...)
China says many casualties after tour bus crashes in North Korea China says many casualties after tour bus crashes in North Korea
- April 23, 2018

China, known as North Korea's main economic lifeline, used to account for almost 90 percent of the neighboring country's external trade. China and North Korea share a lengthy border. But bilateral ties had worsened as Pyongyang continued to develop ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons in defiance of global warnings, which prompted China to bolster economic sanction against North Korea. (more...)
Chemical weapons inspectors collect samples from Syria… Chemical weapons inspectors collect samples from Syria…
- April 23, 2018

Yet, a United Nations advance security team sent this week to the two areas attacked in Douma withdrew after it came under small arms fire and an explosive was detonated, the OPCW's director-general, Ahmet Uzumcu, said in a statement Wednesday. (more...)
Mitt Romney Fails to Get Utah Senate Nomination Mitt Romney Fails to Get Utah Senate Nomination
- April 23, 2018

And during a Republican event at the end of March, Romney said he is more conservative on immigration than the president is - a position which doesn't match his previous statements. Since then, Trump and Romney appear to have patched up their relationship. Mitt Romney may have one of the best-known names in national politics, but he's still going to have to face down almost a dozen Republican contenders in Utah on Saturday in his bid to restart his political career with a U.S. (more...)
Iran to US: Change of Attitude Required for Talks on Prisoners Release Iran to US: Change of Attitude Required for Talks on Prisoners Release
- April 23, 2018

Indeed, Mr Zarif is expected to reiterate that Iran will not renegotiate the 2015 deal and threaten that Tehran could promptly restart its nuclear programme if the U.S. Iran considers Israel's recent operations in Syria a "violation of global law", but Zarif does not believe the Islamic Republic and the Jewish State are headed toward regional war, he said Tuesday. (more...)
Baez, Schwarber spark Cubs rout vs. Rockies Baez, Schwarber spark Cubs rout vs. Rockies
- April 23, 2018

Rockies 5, Cubs 2: Arenado had two hits to back six strong innings from Tyler Anderson , and Colorado used a big fifth inning to beat Chicago on Saturday night. Wade Davis pitched the ninth for his ninth save in 10 chances. After catcher Tony Wolters flew out, Darvish (0-2, 6.86) walked Anderson to give the Rockies their best scoring opportunity of the night. (more...)
DeSantis: DeSantis: "Comey's Book Tour a 'Disaster", Blows up in Face
- April 23, 2018

Yet Trump and Comey were clearly on the same page about leaks, even if they weren't quite in agreement on whom to hold accountable for them. In one of his tweets, Trump denied the information that appears in the memorandum of Comey, whom he described as a "liar", and said that the Comey "totally invented numerous things" he wrote. (more...)
Blast at election centre in Afghan capital, at least 31 dead Blast at election centre in Afghan capital, at least 31 dead
- April 23, 2018

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and the United Nations mission in the county strongly condemned the attack, for which the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has claimed responsibility. The blast occurred in front of a school located in Kabul's Qala-e-Nazir area. The same channel showed angry crowds shouting "death to the government", and, before the IS claim of responsibility, "death to the Taliban". (more...)
17-year-old student shot during anti-gun violence walkout in Florida 17-year-old student shot during anti-gun violence walkout in Florida
- April 22, 2018

The scholar was brought to a medical facility having a non-life-threatening wound to his or her ankle. Parents rushed to the school to pick up rattled children, only to be directed elsewhere by sheriff's deputies. According to The Gainesville Sun , as the shooting was being investigated, there were multiple unfounded reports of violence at other Marion County schools. (more...)
Palestinians wounded at Gaza-Israel border protests Palestinians wounded at Gaza-Israel border protests
- April 22, 2018

IDF troops are responding with riot dispersal means and are firing in accordance with the rules of engagement. Israel has declared a no-go zone close to the Gaza border fence, and deployed army sharpshooters along it. Gaza leaders have planned a series of so-called Marches of Return culminating in a planned million-strong march in mid-May, to coincide with Israel's 70th Independence Day, the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem, and Nakba Day - when the Palestinians mark what they call the ... (more...)
Kite bombs hit Israel from Gaza City thanks to heavy winds Kite bombs hit Israel from Gaza City thanks to heavy winds
- April 22, 2018

Yesterday, some protesters fitted kites with cans of flammable liquids which they hoped to fly across the border and start fires in Israel. Meanwhile for a fourth consecutive week, several thousand people in Gaza staged peaceful rallies on the border with Israel to protest its blockade of the Hamas-ruled territory. (more...)
Tucson High School students walkout 19 years after Columbine shooting Tucson High School students walkout 19 years after Columbine shooting
- April 22, 2018

A large number of state troopers were also on hand. While many public schools in Rhode Island were on vacation this week, the Gordon School in East Providence, and the Wheeler School in Providence also participated in the National School Walkout on Friday. (more...)
The Newest: George HW Bush, Clintons, Obamas at funeral The Newest: George HW Bush, Clintons, Obamas at funeral
- April 22, 2018

Barbara Bush was authentic, honest to a fault, humble and tough but loving, according family members and friends who described the former first lady during a celebration of her life Saturday. Barbara Bush will be laid to rest in a gated plot at her husband's presidential library at the university in College Station, Texas. However, it's not uncommon for sitting presidents to skip the funerals of former first ladies. (more...)
Judge to review Trump, Cohen request to delay Stormy Daniels lawsuit Judge to review Trump, Cohen request to delay Stormy Daniels lawsuit
- April 21, 2018

Judge S. James Otero gave Cohen's attorney until Wednesday to file a declaration by Cohen himself indicating whether his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination could be at issue in the civil case due to an ongoing criminal investigation in NY. (more...)
Alabama executes man, 83, oldest in modern U.S. history Alabama executes man, 83, oldest in modern U.S. history
- April 21, 2018

Vance's home on December 16, 1989. Package bombing done by Moody was a revenge story on the legal system. A device linked to Moody killed Robert E Robinson, a black civil rights lawyer from Savannah, Georgia. "That's one of the real frustrating things about it because it's nearly a random chance", Vance, a Jefferson County circuit judge running for the state Supreme Court, said in the interview. (more...)
17th Match RR vs CSK Live Streaming on Hotstar 17th Match RR vs CSK Live Streaming on Hotstar
- April 21, 2018

He added 50 for the first wicket with Ambati Rayudu (12) in 4.3 overs. In Today's matches, Kolkata Knight Riders will play Kings XI Punjab at Eden Gardens while Royal Challengers Bangalore will take against Delhi Daredevils at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. (more...)
Democrats Sue Russia, WikiLeaks And Trump Campaign Over Election 'Conspiracy' Democrats Sue Russia, WikiLeaks And Trump Campaign Over Election 'Conspiracy'
- April 21, 2018

Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier (Calif.) told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Friday the Democratic National Committee's new lawsuit against the Donald Trump campaign, the Russian government, and WikiLeaks is " ill-conceived ". The defendants are a who's who of the Trump campaign. The DNC also fingers Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner as a co-conspirator for his role overseeing the Trump campaign's digital operation. (more...)
Russian Federation says Donald Trump invited Vladimir Putin to USA during phone call
- April 21, 2018

The April 14 coordinated missile attack by the United States, the United Kingdom and France, targeting Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons facilities, has been met in Moscow with a bout of acute anti-US anger mixed with proclamations of utter Western military failure and ineptitude. (more...)
'Sugar daddy' recruit Melina Roberge jailed in $21m cocaine cruise ship bust 'Sugar daddy' recruit Melina Roberge jailed in $21m cocaine cruise ship bust
- April 20, 2018

Melina Roberge pleaded guilty in February on the eve of her trial for importing almost 30 kilograms of the drugs - worth up to $21.5 million - on board the Sea Princess which docked in Sydney in August 2016. She admitted: "I have devastated so many people in the process". Then the judge slammed Roberge, stating she was encouraged to go on the cruise by the concept of publishing Instagram pictures in unique places, the Early morning Herald reported. (more...)
No charges in pop star Prince's death No charges in pop star Prince's death
- April 20, 2018

This week, a Minnesota doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid painkiller for Prince a week before he died agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a federal civil violation, according to documents made public Thursday. Schulenberg was alleged to have prescribed controlled substances to one person despite knowing they were intended for another. "I do not expect criminal charges against Dr. (more...)
German police probe anti-Semitic attack in Berlin German police probe anti-Semitic attack in Berlin
- April 20, 2018

One of the attackers then took a belt and began beating the 21-year-old. "It was an experience for me to wear the skullcap and go out into the street yesterday". "The truth is, I'm surprised something like this happened to me". "You hear about things like this in the outlying neighborhoods", one local woman told DW, "but I was very shocked about it happening here". (more...)
Geopolitical issues led to early elections decision, says Turkish PM Binali Yildirim Geopolitical issues led to early elections decision, says Turkish PM Binali Yildirim
- April 20, 2018

What is the rush? The announcement was made after the President held talks with the head of the nationalist MHP party, Devlet Bahceli , who a day earlier had floated the prospect of an early election. The pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) is still trying to heal the wounds inflicted by the arrests of its leaders and members. The elections on June 24 will be the first such parliamentary and presidential elections in the country which will see a new system coming into effect to ... (more...)
Trump, Abe Fail To Agree On US Tariff Exemption For Japan Trump, Abe Fail To Agree On US Tariff Exemption For Japan
- April 20, 2018

Referring to Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea, Trump also said: "We are going to do everything possible to have them brought back and bring them back to Japan". "Our country's position is that TPP is the best for both of our countries", he added, referring to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Except it didn't turn out that way. (more...)
NY Governor Andrew Cuomo Moves to Restore Voting Rights to Paroled Felons NY Governor Andrew Cuomo Moves to Restore Voting Rights to Paroled Felons
- April 20, 2018

That list will be updated each month, with each parolee 'given consideration for a conditional pardon that will restore voting rights without undue delay, ' according to the order. This week, The Hill reported Nixon was beginning to gain on Cuomo, although The Siena College poll still puts her a way behind the incumbent. (more...)
GOP rallies behind Mike Pompeo GOP rallies behind Mike Pompeo
- April 20, 2018

If Pompeo's confirmation succeeds through the same route, Cotton told reporters, "that puts Pompeo in pretty good company". "I think that's intelligent". "This weekend's illegal and counterproductive strikes against the Syrian government underscore the urgent need for a secretary of state who will stand up for the constitution and articulate to the president the danger of American military hubris", Chris Murphy, a senator from CT, said in a declaring his opposition to Pompeo. (more...)
ZTE, Huawei bans: Genuine security concerns or part of China trade spat? ZTE, Huawei bans: Genuine security concerns or part of China trade spat?
- April 20, 2018

The U.S. Commerce Department banned American firms on Monday from selling parts and software to ZTE 000063.SZ for seven years. U.S. authorities also punished ZTE for its failure to comply with sanctions on technology sales to Iran and North Korea. (more...)
Chemical weapons inspectors to be allowed to visit site of Syria attack Chemical weapons inspectors to be allowed to visit site of Syria attack
- April 20, 2018

Vladimir Putin's defence spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov claims the U.S. wanted to strike military bases belonging to Bashar al-Assad. British Prime Minister Theresa May accused Syrian and Russian officials of blocking access to the site of the attack in an attempt to cover up what happened. (more...)
Michael Cohen Drops Defamation Lawsuits Against BuzzFeed, Dossier Firm Michael Cohen Drops Defamation Lawsuits Against BuzzFeed, Dossier Firm
- April 20, 2018

The lawsuits claimed that the dossier - compiled by Christopher Steele as part of Fusion GPS's research on Trump and later published by BuzzFeed - falsely stated that Cohen went to Prague to meet with Russian officials during Trump's campaign. (more...)
Pittsburgh police readying for 'large scale protest' if Trump fires Mueller Pittsburgh police readying for 'large scale protest' if Trump fires Mueller
- April 20, 2018

Rosenstein brought up the Mueller probe himself and assured the president he was off the hook during a sitdown at the White House last Thursday, news that headed off the president's rising anger over the investigation, the news service said , citing a pair of sources. (more...)
Threat of Wildfires High for Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas Threat of Wildfires High for Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas
- April 19, 2018

In Oklahoma, temperatures were expected to soar into the 90s with winds gusting to 40 miles per hour or higher. Emergency management officials say a large wildfire that began in Colorado and crossed into western Kansas was contained Tuesday night. (more...)
Ariana Grande teases new music: 'no tears left to cry' Ariana Grande teases new music: 'no tears left to cry'
- April 19, 2018

The phrase " no tears left to cry ", which many people believe to be the title of Ariana's new single, was initialy spotted written upside down on a top that she was wearing and then later seen on her boyfriend Mac Miller's top too. In terms of that 4.20 part, that appears to be a release date for new Ariana Grande music (20th April), at least that's what her manager Scooter Bruan hinted at recently. (more...)
Reeling them in: Saudi Arabia opens cinema Reeling them in: Saudi Arabia opens cinema
- April 19, 2018

The social push by the 32-year-old heir to the throne is part of his so-called Vision 2030, a blueprint for the country that aims to boost local spending and create jobs amid sustained lower oil prices. Access to streaming services, such as Netflix, and satellite TV steadily eroded attempts by the government to censor what the Saudi public could view. (more...)
Hannity denies being represented by Cohen as court drama unfolds Hannity denies being represented by Cohen as court drama unfolds
- April 19, 2018

Supporting his Presidential tenure thus far or protesting vehemently against it and all its actions, Donald Trump unarguably had a highly successful career in business, particularly that of real estate. "I never retained him in any traditional sense". I never paid a legal fee. "If Mr. Cohen was never his lawyer, then nothing that he said to Mr. Cohen is privileged". (more...)
McKayla Maroney says convicted predator Larry Nassar molested her 'hundreds' of times McKayla Maroney says convicted predator Larry Nassar molested her 'hundreds' of times
- April 19, 2018

Nassar told me that I was receiving 'medically necessary treatment that he had been performing on patients for over 30 years, '" her statement said. "He didn't say it in a way that was mean or anything like that". Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, the subcommittee's ranking member. The lawsuit further alleges that USA Gymnastics destroyed medical records of Jordyn Wieber, "to further hide the sexual abuse of Nassar". (more...)
Barbara Bush's years in the White House Barbara Bush's years in the White House
- April 19, 2018

She had chose to decline further medical treatment for health problems and focus instead on "comfort care" at home in Houston . In the same conversation, she said she didn't fear death for herself or "my precious George". U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, R-Bryan, commended Bush for her literacy efforts. On the death of the former first lady announced via Twitter the official family spokesperson Jim McGrath. (more...)
Barbara Bush's Letter to Marge Simpson Revealed by Series Showrunner Barbara Bush's Letter to Marge Simpson Revealed by Series Showrunner
- April 19, 2018

In the letter, Bush called Goodman, whose daughter was a lesbian and who helped co-found the D.C. chapter of PFLAG, a "caring parent and compassionate citizen". " George Bush knows how I feel", Barbara Bush has said. "Her commitment to public service and love of country was unquestionable". In 2013, she attended the same-sex wedding in Kennebunkport, Maine, of her friends Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen. (more...)
Russian Federation prepares for massive cyber attacks, - US, UK joint statement Russian Federation prepares for massive cyber attacks, - US, UK joint statement
- April 19, 2018

We expect the British government to declare the same". Additionally, Russian cyber attackers could potentially modify or deny traffic traversing through local government routers. "The Department of Homeland Security's technical alert that they put out today they recommend changing the password as soon as you can", Ng says. (more...)
Russian Federation begins blocking access to Telegram Russian Federation begins blocking access to Telegram
- April 18, 2018

Telegram uses both Google and Amazon's services to provide its service to users. "But the Russians were just getting started... a further 1,048,574 IP addresses belonging to Google were also targeted Monday". Telegram has always been criticised for providing a messaging service that became known as the " app of choice" for drug traffickers and terrorists, in particular from ISIL. (more...)
U.S. to impose sanctions on Russian Federation over Syria aide, Haley says U.S. to impose sanctions on Russian Federation over Syria aide, Haley says
- April 18, 2018

The most recent destruction in Syria is the aftermath of the USA who, along with its allies France and the United Kingdom, bombed three empty facilities all related to Syria's chemical weapons. "When we knew it was just because of using chemicals and not to help Syrian people everyone was kind of sad to hear that no-one cared". "Failure to act to hold perpetrators to account will only risk further barbaric use of chemical weapons, in Syria and beyond". (more...)
Indian-American girl sends video to PM Modi Indian-American girl sends video to PM Modi
- April 18, 2018

Encourage trade and facilitate investment in both directions, such as Sweden's investment in India through "Invest India" and Indian investment in Sweden through "Business Sweden". PM Modi had 10 engagements in 10 hours in Stockholm where he met King of Sweden to have the bilateral meeting with Swedish PM and 4 Nordic countries' leaders for the roundtable discussion with Swedish CEOs, Leader of Opposition in India-Nordic Summit and Community event. (more...)
Bon-Ton Heads to Liquidation Bon-Ton Heads to Liquidation
- April 18, 2018

Bon-Ton's 8% second lien notes due June 2020 last traded in round lots at 18.25 on April 12, according to TRACE. According to Reuters , Bon-Ton had been working with US mall owners, Namdar Realty Group and Washington Prime Group Inc, to secure a bid to keep a large portion of Bon-Ton locations open. (more...)
China urges USA to treat Chinese companies lawfully, fairly China urges USA to treat Chinese companies lawfully, fairly
- April 17, 2018

USA authorities have now accused the company of breaching the terms of the settlement. In particular, ZTE had told the BIS it had disciplined the executives responsible for its illegal deals with Iran and North Korea, but in reality none of the individuals were actually disciplined but rather given bonuses. (more...)
Trump wants to put American on moon again, Pence tells space summit Trump wants to put American on moon again, Pence tells space summit
- April 17, 2018

While attending the America summit at the Washington D.C. Pence said he supported the statement of US President Donald Trump referring to Syria attack as "mission accomplished" saying that Syria operation is "completely successful" as quoted by The Fox. (more...)