Monday April 23-rd, 2018

Trump Proposes Retaliatory Tariffs on China Worth $60B Trump Proposes Retaliatory Tariffs on China Worth $60B

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was directed to review ways to prevent China from buying critical high-technology industries in the United States. China also was found by the USTR to impose substantial restrictions on USA companies that prohibi...

McMaster resigns as national security adviser

Emboldened by the success, as he still sees it, of America's Iraq adventure that began 15 years ago this month, Bolton, for whom a trade war with many friends and foes is insufficiently stimulating, favors real wars against North Korea and Ir...

Regulators probe Cambridge Analytica; Sarkozy in custody Regulators probe Cambridge Analytica; Sarkozy in custody

Apart former Sarkozy, Brice Hortefeux , who is also a former Minister, is also being questioned by police. Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy attends newly named member of the Constitutional Council Dominique Lottin's oath-taking ceremony a...

Commonwealth Games abandons data mining after Facebook scandal Commonwealth Games abandons data mining after Facebook scandal

The IOA secretary general, Rajeev Mehta, clarified that a list of 222 athletes and 74 officials, apart from the 20-odd extra officials, "which is a requirement, and not at government cost", has been sent for clearance to the government. "I am thrille...

Trump revokes transgender military ban & replaces it with another just as bad Trump revokes transgender military ban & replaces it with another just as bad

The decision revokes a full ban that Trump issued last summer but disqualifies US troops who have had gender reassignment surgery, as recommended by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. In the memo dated March 23 , Trump defers on the transgender military ...

United States approves $1 billion in Saudi defence contracts United States approves $1 billion in Saudi defence contracts

Some U.S. lawmakers tried to end U.S. military support for a Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen. A source close to Kushner recently told CNN that the relationship between Kushner and the Saudi prince was closer and more personal than others b...

Iowa family found dead in Tulum Hotel Iowa family found dead in Tulum Hotel

Police say there is no foul play suspected at this time. At this time that is all the information we have. "Out of respect for the family during this hard time, we have no further comment". A KCCI reporter posted a photo of the Sharp family at a Ch...

Local students prepare for March For Our Lives rally Local students prepare for March For Our Lives rally

It's been 19 years since the mass shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. "And that isn't taken away because of senseless gun laws or legislators that are unwilling to change laws that will help save lives". "It is only when we sh...

Sarkozy says Libya funding accusations make his life 'hell' - paper Sarkozy says Libya funding accusations make his life 'hell' - paper

The case drew heightened scrutiny in November 2016 when a Franco-Lebanese businessman admitted delivering three cash-stuffed suitcases from the Libyan leader in 2006 and 2007 as contributions towards Sarkozy's first presidential run. Sarkozy arrived ...

Russian strikes kill 37 in E Ghouta Russian strikes kill 37 in E Ghouta

Rebel fighters pray before they are evacuated, outside Harasta in eastern Ghouta , in Damascus , Syria March 23, 2018. On Thursday hundreds streamed out of Harasta , the first pocket, after a similar negotiated ceasefire and evacuation of ar...

Former playmate apologizes to first lady for alleged affair with President Trump Former playmate apologizes to first lady for alleged affair with President Trump

I'm not that kind of girl.' And he looked at me and said, 'Oh, ' and he said, 'You're really special.' And I said thank you. Cooper said. "I'm assuming so, yeah", McDougal replied. The ex-model had filed a lawsuit against National Enquirer whic...

North Korea reportedly agrees to hold summit preparation talks in March North Korea reportedly agrees to hold summit preparation talks in March

A government worker in South Korea worked an average 2,738 hours a year, according to data from the Ministry of Personnel and Management quoted in Yonhap news agency in January, almost 1,000 hours more than the OECD average for public servants.

EU Takes UK Allegations on Russia Spy 'Extremely Seriously' EU Takes UK Allegations on Russia Spy 'Extremely Seriously'

Earlier in the day, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO allies had been "united in condemning this attack", which he called an "unacceptable breach of global norms and rules". An global team of specialists from the Organization for...

Inquiry to look into Tathra fire response Inquiry to look into Tathra fire response

It wasn't until almost three hours later at 3.40pm, with multiple fires raging out of control, the RFS requested additional brigades and assistance from Fire and Rescue NSW. A Rural Fire Service spokesperson confirmed the fire has now been downgraded...

Tamil Nadu a secular state, Rath Yatra can't shake communal harmony: Rajinikanth Tamil Nadu a secular state, Rath Yatra can't shake communal harmony: Rajinikanth

DMK working president MK Stalin, who is also the Opposition leader, said the yatra will disturb communal harmony, and affect law and order. After DMK's eviction from the House, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam said that Tamilnadu is a peacef...

South Korea to stage goodwill concerts in Pyongyang South Korea to stage goodwill concerts in Pyongyang

To facilitate the concert, a South Korean preliminary inspection team will visit Pyongyang from Thursday to Saturday, the MOU said, adding the two Koreas will discuss practical issues including stage conditions, ensuring the necessary equipment, and ...

Raj Babbar not resigning as UP party president: Congress Raj Babbar not resigning as UP party president: Congress

So, it was no wonder that when the news broke on social media that Babbar had resigned from his post, his fans across the Braj region began praising Babbar, calling him a national leader who was built for duties far greater than being limited to just...

Russian Federation readies to hand Putin new term in presidential vote Russian Federation readies to hand Putin new term in presidential vote

The exit poll showed Communist candidate Pavel Grudinin in second place with 11.2 percent of the vote, while ultranationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky came in third with 6.7 percent. Across the country in the city of Yekaterinburg, a Russian doctor also ...

Winter Weather Advisory issued for tonight Winter Weather Advisory issued for tonight

Wednesday when temperatures dip into the mid-30s. The advisory, issued Tuesday night by the National Weather Service in Blacksburg, is in effect from midnight to 8 a.m. Once the system passes by, clearing skies take over Wednesday afternoon and eve...

Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones reportedly arrested after nude altercation in LA Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones reportedly arrested after nude altercation in LA

TMZ has a video of the incident that you can see here . As of Tuesday night, he is in custody while also getting treated for injuries, police said. Jones was booked on $20,000 bail. Zay Jones makes a catch against Jets cornerback Buster Skrine...

Coontastic HUD Secretary Ben Carson Blames Wife For Buying $31K Office Digs Coontastic HUD Secretary Ben Carson Blames Wife For Buying $31K Office Digs

In an attempt to explain how rights of homeless transgender individuals will threat any other individual, Carson said , "I'll give you an example". Carson answered questions about the notification requirement by pointing back to the supposed safe...

Buhari congratulates Merkel on re-election Buhari congratulates Merkel on re-election

President Donald Trump came under fire in the USA for congratulating Putin for his re-election this week, without raising issues such as US election meddling or the poisoning. Addressing Merkel, he said: "You've spoken for the first time about the Ge...

USA government bans Venuzuela Petro transactions USA government bans Venuzuela Petro transactions

The US ban on the Petro cryptocurrency stifles the Venezuelan government's attempts to increase its foreign reserves via a digital token. The executive order, which allows the president to act unilaterally, specifically mentions cryptocurrencies th...

Rauner and Pritzker to face-off in Illinois Gov. election Rauner and Pritzker to face-off in Illinois Gov. election

Bill Lipinski had held the seat for 22 years until his son succeeded him in 2005. Biss, who ended up in second place in the primary with 27 percent of the vote, on Tuesday night thanked his supporters for at least making the race competitive desp...

Republicans Again Did Nothing to Address Gun Violence Republicans Again Did Nothing to Address Gun Violence

In a conference call with reporters Tuesday, Udall said he believes student advocacy is "encouraging" and impactful, but "until we take action here in Congress, we'll never make the progress we need to slow this epidemic". He compared students at...

At Least 25 Killed In Kabul Explosion At Least 25 Killed In Kabul Explosion

Afghan officials often give conflicting tolls in the wake of attacks. Taliban and Islamic State militants have increasingly targeted the war-weary city in recent months as U.S. Kabul has recently seen a spate of large-scale militant attacks by...

James City County hosts Easter egg hunt for local children James City County hosts Easter egg hunt for local children

There will be egg hunts at 10 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. There will be four age groups, including 0-3 years, 4-6 years, 7-9 years, and 10-12 years. It is broken down into different age groups. All children, nine years old and under, find your ...

Africa set to agree $3 trillion trade bloc, without key economy Africa set to agree $3 trillion trade bloc, without key economy

It can become the largest in the world, but it is a long way to go before all nations are convinced that this is in their interest. United Nations and the African Union (AU) officials yesterday urged African countries to take more measures as Afr...

Tear gas in Kosovo parliament halts vote on border deal with Montenegro Tear gas in Kosovo parliament halts vote on border deal with Montenegro

Opposition lawmakers threw tear gas canisters into the chamber to prevent discussion and the vote, causing deputies to withdraw choking and spluttering. The opposition members used three tear gas canisters just as the vote was about to start, acco...

UMBC plans to cash in following historic NCAA Tournament upset of Virginia UMBC plans to cash in following historic NCAA Tournament upset of Virginia

And now the first Cavaliers team to make it back there has perhaps an even more shocking loss, this one to end a season. But on Friday night, those shots were falling for the Retrievers. 16 seeds. The players hugged at midcourt. "I don't know, ...

Suspected Austin Bomber Mark Anthony Conditt Dead After Blowing Self Up Suspected Austin Bomber Mark Anthony Conditt Dead After Blowing Self Up

The blast knocked back one officer, while a second officer fired his weapon, Mr Manley said. As police investigate his home in nearby Pflugerville, nearby homes are being evacuated, the Associated Press reported , as authoritites prepare to use ...

United Kingdom wants Russian guarantees over World Cup fan safety United Kingdom wants Russian guarantees over World Cup fan safety

Mr Johnson was challenged by Labour MP Ian Austin if he thought Russian President Vladimir Putin meant to use the event "in the way Hitler used the 1936 Olympics" as a propaganda exercise to "gloss over" Russia's "gross human rights abuses".

Expelled Russian Diplomats Leave UK after Spy Attack Expelled Russian Diplomats Leave UK after Spy Attack

Echoing Russian government statements , Rink says it wouldn't make sense for Moscow to poison Sergei Skripal , a military intelligence officer who spied for Britain, because he was a used asset "drained" by both Russia and Britain. He wanted ...

U.S. prioritizing election security over other critical… U.S. prioritizing election security over other critical…

Largely reiterating ideas championed by some Democrats, security experts and state officials, they were more high-level goals than specific plans. The Intelligence committee lawmakers recommend that officials not only bolster cybersecurity of elect...

US Optimistic on Crown Prince's Visit Opening New Areas of Cooperation US Optimistic on Crown Prince's Visit Opening New Areas of Cooperation

Trump welcomed bin Salman for his second visit to the White House since previous year by praising Saudi investments in USA companies and Saudi Arabia's purchase of military vehicles and equipment from US manufacturers. Both the Iran nuclear deal a...

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