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U.S. 'playing risky game' with metal tariffs, says EU U.S. 'playing risky game' with metal tariffs, says EU
- June 03, 2018

The initial tariffs were announced in March after President said that the United States had been unfairly treated in trade with its neighboring and oversees partners. The metal tariffs will come into force at midnight (04:00 GMT) on Friday. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said the United States has only a few days to avoid sparking a trade war with its allies and it is up to Washington to make a move to de-escalate tensions over tariffs. (more...)
Kim complains of USA 'hegemonism' to Russian Federation Kim complains of USA 'hegemonism' to Russian Federation
- June 02, 2018

Trump canceled the highly anticipated event after a diplomatic spat between USA and North Korean officials, but hopes were again raised that it would take place after one of Kim Jong Un's top aides, Kim Yong Chol , visited Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in NY on Wednesday. (more...)
IISc in top 100 world university list again IISc in top 100 world university list again
- June 02, 2018

But Phil Baty, THE's editorial director of global rankings, warned that while the nation has some of the most prestigious universities in the world, these institutions have either "fallen down the global pecking order, or stayed static". University College London and Imperial College have scraped into the top 20 at joint 18th and 20th respectively, both... Other US schools in the top 20 were the California Institute of Technology, Columbia, the University of MI, the University of ... (more...)
Republicans in key midterm races caution against Trump's new tariffs Republicans in key midterm races caution against Trump's new tariffs
- June 01, 2018

The U.S.is hitting Canada with tariffs on its steel and aluminum imports effective at midnight tonight and the CEO of Hamilton Chamber of Commerce says "immediately, this is going to unleash chaos". The highly anticipated move was announced Thursday by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross , who is wrapping up a two-day meeting with European Union officials. (more...)
Trump says he wishes he had not picked Sessions for attorney general Trump says he wishes he had not picked Sessions for attorney general
- June 01, 2018

Attorney General. Sessions recused himself in March 2017 from any investigation related to Trump's 2016 presidential campaign . Chaffetz leveled the criticism during an appearance on Fox News's "America's Newsroom" just after President Trump tweeted he'd wished he'd picked someone else for the AG post . (more...)
Here's why you shouldn't roast marshmallows over lava Here's why you shouldn't roast marshmallows over lava
- June 01, 2018

The lava flows on Tuesday came a day after Hawaii County officials knocked on doors on several streets in the Leilani Estates subdivision alerting residents to flee. Often, sulfur dioxide emitted from Kilauea creates volcanic smog , or " vog ", so the USGS half-joked that a chemical reaction might occur between the sulfur-rich vog and the sugar-rich marshmallows. (more...)
Militant shelling kills 4 Russian soldiers in Syria Militant shelling kills 4 Russian soldiers in Syria
- May 31, 2018

The Russian statement came two days after Isis said its fighters launched a surprise attack on Wednesday from two axes on a joint Syrian/Russian convoy west of the town of al-Mayadeen, killing 15 Syrian and Russian soldiers. In December, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a "significant part" of Moscow's military presence in Syria to begin withdrawing from the country, saying their objective had been achieved. (more...)
Israel source: Russian Federation to back Israel against Iran in Syria Israel source: Russian Federation to back Israel against Iran in Syria
- May 30, 2018

This month, Israel said it launched intensive airstrikes in Syria after what it described as Iranian rocket fire from the south into the Golan. Russian Federation and Israel have allegedly agreed that militias loyal to Iran will be held back so that Assad can retake the region from rebels. (more...)
Philippines says it told China of 'red lines' in sea feud Philippines says it told China of 'red lines' in sea feud
- May 29, 2018

Last week China showed off the completion of an airstrip by flying bombers and other planes to the island base. In the Paracel Islands, U.S. freedom of navigation operations have been created to protest China's prior notification requirements for innocent passage transits with 12 nautical miles of features and Beijing's straight baselines around the island group, which are illegal under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. (more...)
Final campaign push before bitter Irish abortion vote Final campaign push before bitter Irish abortion vote
- May 28, 2018

Ireland's referendum on abortion is being watched closely by Irish expatriates in Australia, many who are frustrated at their inability to vote. Numerous anti-abortion signs showed photographs of fetuses. Many Irish women seeking an abortion are forced to travel overseas, often to the UK. (more...)
Korean leaders vow to 'meet frequently in the future Korean leaders vow to 'meet frequently in the future
- May 28, 2018

President Donald Trump canceled the June 12 meeting in Singapore between himself and the North Korean leader. Trump rattled the region on Thursday by cancelling his meeting with Kim which had been due to take place in Singapore on June 12, citing "open hostility" from Pyongyang . (more...)
Irish voters repeal constitution's ban on abortion: Exit polls Irish voters repeal constitution's ban on abortion: Exit polls
- May 27, 2018

Orla Halpenny, a spokesperson for the pro-life group Doctors for Life, said the vote was "disappointing" and explained that she's now focused on ensuring doctors are given the right to conscientious objection, granting them permission to refuse to refer patients to abortion providers on moral grounds. (more...)
China's invitation dropped for 2018 RimPac China's invitation dropped for 2018 RimPac
- May 27, 2018

Poling, who heads CSIS's Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, said the images showed China had also deployed J-11 combat aircraft as part of its exercises. In addition, it wants China to roll back policies that require the transfer of intellectual property to Chinese firms as a condition for access to the Chinese market. (more...)
South Korea: North committed to 'complete' denuclearisation, summit with Trump South Korea: North committed to 'complete' denuclearisation, summit with Trump
- May 27, 2018

Mr. Moon and Mr. Kim agreed at a surprise meeting on Saturday that a possible North Korea-U.S. summit must be held successfully, Mr. Moon told a news conference in Seoul . -North Korea summit on track, said he delivered a message of Trump's "firm will" to end the hostile relationship with North Korea and pursue bilateral economic cooperation. (more...)
Sydney woman Maria Exposto sentenced to death in Malaysia for drug trafficking Sydney woman Maria Exposto sentenced to death in Malaysia for drug trafficking
- May 26, 2018

Customs officers found the drugs stitched into the lining of a bag that had been given to her by an online boyfriend, a man claiming to be "Captain Daniel Smith" from the US Special Forces. She was acquitted of the death sentence in December, according to 9 News . She had claimed she was the victim of a set-up after she was found with the drugs in her bag after arriving on a flight from China in 2014. (more...)
R. Kelly Sued for Sexual Assault: 'Painful and Abusive Sex' R. Kelly Sued for Sexual Assault: 'Painful and Abusive Sex'
- May 23, 2018

R. Kelly ". A day after filing a lawsuit alleging that R. Kelly knowingly gave her herpes, 20-year-old Faith Rodgers sat down for her first interview to lay out damning accusations against the R&B singer. She also alleges that he video-recorded her "submitting to deviant and compromising sexual contact" without her consent. "Unfortunately, the facts and background of this case are not unique", said Rodgers' lawsuit. (more...)
M&S says annual profits tumble on restructuring M&S says annual profits tumble on restructuring
- May 23, 2018

Marks & Spencer (M&S), one of the best known names in United Kingdom retail , first said it would reduce the amount of store space devoted to clothing and homewares in 2016, shortly after company lifer Steve Rowe became chief executive . (more...)
Why Maddie Poppe & Caleb Lee Hutchinson Kept Their 'American Idol' Romance Secret Why Maddie Poppe & Caleb Lee Hutchinson Kept Their 'American Idol' Romance Secret
- May 23, 2018

She mentioned how her life has changed since American Idol came into her life. American Idol made its big return to television and it had a pretty interesting finale. Katy Perry said you can't make up this happy ending. "Before she was my girlfriend and all that, she really has been my best friend since we met". (more...)
Baltimore County officer killed in line of duty, authorities say Baltimore County officer killed in line of duty, authorities say
- May 22, 2018

Officer Amy Caprio died Monday after confronting a person in a Jeep. A statement of probable cause dated Tuesday identified the suspect as Dawnta Anthony Harris of Baltimore and the officer as Amy Caprio. Kurek said his other son, a volunteer firefighter, performed CPR on her while they called 911. Shawn Vinson said. The encounter may have begun as a burglary in progress, said Vinson, who added that one home on the block had damage to a patio door. (more...)
Voting chief concerned about turnout for Primaries Voting chief concerned about turnout for Primaries
- May 22, 2018

And, finally, that the election was partisan and dominated by Republican officials who controlled the poll worker education classes and kept Democrat appointees out of the loop. In addition to knowing where your polling site is, election officials suggest voters review sample ballots online before heading to the polls. Tiara Chambliss is voting in her first primary on Tuesday, and a few issues are drawing her to polls. (more...)
Hawaii volcano eruption: Damage in pictures Hawaii volcano eruption: Damage in pictures
- May 18, 2018

This legislation improves the nation's volcano monitoring and early warning capabilities and strengthens existing monitoring systems, including the Cascades Volcano Observatory in Washington state and OR, to help keep communities and travelers safe. (more...)
Swachh Survekshan 2018: Nagpur awarded India's Best City in 'Innovation & Best Practices Swachh Survekshan 2018: Nagpur awarded India's Best City in 'Innovation & Best Practices
- May 17, 2018

This time it was conducted for around 4,203 cities. Mayor Alok Sharma, Municipal Commissioner Priyanka Das and corporators celebrated the feat as the city has been ranked second only to Indore in the cleanliness survey of 2018 which was conducted by the Union Government. (more...)
Trump Discloses More Than $100000 Payment to Michael Cohen in Financial Form Trump Discloses More Than $100000 Payment to Michael Cohen in Financial Form
- May 17, 2018

Trump repaid Michel Cohen for "expenses" ranging from $100,001 to $250,000. The revelations kept coming on Wednesday night. He also the president was "fully aware" of his decision to reveal the fact that Trump had reimbursed Cohen in a previous Fox News appearance and "endorsed the strategy". (more...)
Facebook suspends 200 apps over possible data misuse Facebook suspends 200 apps over possible data misuse
- May 16, 2018

This action taken by Facebook comes after CEO Mark Zuckerberg in March had promised that the company would "investigate all apps that had access to large amounts of information". Grabbing the login details from GitHub granted access to the sensitive data "in less than a minute" and has, in fact, been publicly visible on the website for the past four years. (more...)
Nawaz Sharif's Defiance Shows He Is Not Ready To Spare Pakistani Army Nawaz Sharif's Defiance Shows He Is Not Ready To Spare Pakistani Army
- May 15, 2018

Sharif, for the first time, publicly acknowledged in an interview that militant organisations are active in Pakistan and questioned the policy to allow the "non-state actors to cross the border and kill people in Mumbai ". He added that local media had picked up India's narrative by widely reporting the remarks made by the ousted premier which had stirred a controversy. (more...)
Europe Moves To Safeguard Iran's Interests After US Pullout Europe Moves To Safeguard Iran's Interests After US Pullout
- May 14, 2018

White House National Security adviser John Bolton said USA sanctions on European companies that maintain business dealings with Iran were "possible". They were shifting the balance of power in the Middle East until President Trump got out of this deal, ” he said adding that the policy of the administration is to make sure that Iran never gets close to a deliverable nuclear weapon. (more...)
Gaza health facilities brace for protests ahead Gaza health facilities brace for protests ahead
- May 14, 2018

The protests are building to a climax on May 15, the day Palestinians call the "Nakba" or "Catastrophe", marking the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in the conflict surrounding the creation of Israel in 1948. Haniya is expected to return to Gaza later on Sunday. Gaza Health ministry said in an official statement that 49 Palestinians were killed and more than 8,000 injured by Israeli army gunfire since the beginning of the marches. (more...)
Homeland Security Director Kirstjen Nielsen Nearly Resigns After Trump Blow Up Homeland Security Director Kirstjen Nielsen Nearly Resigns After Trump Blow Up
- May 13, 2018

Frustrated by lawmakers who have prevented him from building a wall on the southern border, and by laws preventing him from deporting more migrants from the United States, Donald Trump has recently lashed out in anger at his subordinates and in rallies, fulminating over his inability to execute his sweeping campaign promises to keep more immigrants out of the country. (more...)
Australia sees its worst mass killing in 2 decades Australia sees its worst mass killing in 2 decades
- May 12, 2018

The bodies of two adults were found outside near a shed that had been converted into living quarters - while the children and a third adult were discovered inside. Katrina Miles describes her occupation as "parent of four attractive children" and had shared pictures of the family at the wedding of her brother, Neil in April 2016. (more...)
Police guard killed by militants in Badgam Police guard killed by militants in Badgam
- May 12, 2018

In the process, the cop was injured, he said. All arms and ammunition safe. Meanwhile, restrictions were imposed in parts of Srinagar in view of a protest called by separatist against civilian deaths in a clash between protestors and security forces after an encounter in Sophian district. (more...)
PM has nothing to offer to Karnataka, distracting from issues: Rahul PM has nothing to offer to Karnataka, distracting from issues: Rahul
- May 12, 2018

Helping the farmers - we have given Rs 8,000 crore to the farmers. However, the Congress claimed that the flat, where the fake voter IDs were recovered, belongs to Manjula Nanjamuri, a former BJP corporator and a BJP leader from Jalahalli, a fact which the Chief Electoral Officer of Karnataka , Sanjiv Kumar has also admitted. (more...)
Work on customs plans as a priority, May tells officials Work on customs plans as a priority, May tells officials
- May 11, 2018

Mrs May's spokesman said: "There are two customs models that were put forward by the Government last August and most recently outlined in the Prime Minister's Mansion House speech which the entire Cabinet was signed up to". He went on to say: "Of course business wants certainty". The swift show of support for Mr Clark led to speculation the move had been orchestrated by Number 10, a claim dismissed as "nonsense" by a Downing Street insider. (more...)
Five Star, Northern League close in on coalition 6 weeks after election Five Star, Northern League close in on coalition 6 weeks after election
- May 11, 2018

The yield on the 10-year Italian note was higher Tuesday, reaching 1.7810 percent by 7:30 a.m. London time after closing at 1.763 percent on Monday. "We are continuing to ask Berlusconi to make a gesture of responsibility and help us give this country a government", said senior League politician Giancarlo Giorgetti, indicating he wanted Forza Italia to agree to sit out of a government deal. (more...)
Large steam explosion at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano following eruption Large steam explosion at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano following eruption
- May 10, 2018

Those forces would emit "ballistic projectiles" - as small as pebbles or weighing up to several tons. The USGS also said that nearby towns could be dusted with volcanic ash if such an eruption took place. What are the effects of acid rain? In the short term, the gases in the air that cause acid rain have the largest impact on asthma sufferers and those in more high-risk groups, like the elderly. (more...)
Stormy Daniels' lawyer: US company linked to Russian oligarch pa Stormy Daniels' lawyer: US company linked to Russian oligarch pa
- May 09, 2018

He later clarified to say Trump knew about the payment, but did not know what it was for. The White House has repeatedly denied that Trump and Daniels had an affair. Stephen Ryan, a lawyer representing Cohen, declined to comment. Cohen's company, according to the report, received large sums of money from companies with an interest in Trump administration business. (more...)