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Lavrov meeting is positive development but a lot of work ahead

It would also signal that the two countries have improved ties Trump recently described as being at an "all-time low". However, U.S. media wasn't allowed in; the photos of the meeting were published by the Russian foreign ministry and by the Russian news agency TASS . Read More »

Bellefonte Area School District board approves proposed final budget

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Residents will also vote on two additional propositions. The Washington County School District Board of Education is considering a proposed $211 million budget for the fiscal year 2017-2018 to fund a rapidly growing number of new students, district administrator Brent Bills told the board at a regular meeting Tuesday. Read More »

Massive fire breaks out at Sydney Olympic Park

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The fire broke out in the indoor Monster Skatepark at about 2.30pm on Friday and the man, aged in his 30s, was part of a group of people who evacuated the building, emergency services say. The fire has since been contained, according to the NSW Fire Service. Initial information suggests the fire may have started in a foam pit. "We don't know if anyone is trapped inside". Read More »

Microsoft's new cloud clipboard lets users copy and paste between devices

During the company's Build 2017 developer conference in Seattle , Microsoft detailed the next major update headed to Windows. And it's not just about fortifying Windows. The team is also working on XAML Standard , a version of the interface markup language that's created to span iOS, Android, and the Universal Windows Platform. Read More »

Microsoft Debuts the Invoke Smart Speaker

Microsoft's vision for Cortana goes beyond sitting in a smart speaker on your kitchen counter, with the company showing off some of the ways its assistant could follow you at home and on the road. The Microsoft speaker is called the "Invoke". To keep it ahead of the curve, Amazon has updated its Echo to give it the ability to make and receive calls. Read More »

Comey sends farewell letter to FBI colleagues

Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia says the firing of former FBI Director James Comey will in no way deter the committee from finding out the truth of what happened during the 2016 presidential election. The Acting FBI Director also said that there has been no effort to impede Russian Federation investigation - which was the driving insinuation of virtually all coverage yesterday. Read More »

As Obamacare fails, Senate gets its chance

If it becomes law, the AHCA will severely reverse gains made at the national level by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) including increased coverage levels and affordability, and other protections such as mental health parity. Obamacare insurance is affordable for many people only if they select policies with enormous, ruinous deductibles. So over the weekend Trump began to strong arm Republicans to resurrect their plan to kill ObamaCare altogether. Read More »

BC Greens begin talks with other parties

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Take that to the folks who think the Queen's representative is a waste of taxpayer dollars. On election night in 2009, the NDP's Charlie Wyse was declared the victor in Cariboo-Chilcotin, before the final count declared Liberal Donna Barnett the victor. Read More »

Snap daily users rise 36.1 pct in first report after IPO

Snap also reported that its users spend 30 minutes a day on average using the app and create 3 billion Snaps each day. This represents a slowdown of 36% compared to the same period past year. Compared to the $38.8 million revenue during the Q1 of 2016, this $149.65 million revenue is a significant 286 percent surge. As we stated above, for the first quarter of 2017, Snap lost $2.2 billion dollars. Read More »

Putin congratulates new South Korean president

As North Korea's nuclear programme strengthens, Moon will now have to find a way to talk to Pyongyang about easing its nuclear and missile threats while working with the United States, which is South Korea's main ally. Moon assumed presidential duties early in the morning after the National Election Commission finished counting Tuesday's votes and declared him victor of the special election necessitated by the ousting of conservative Park Geun-hye, whose downfall and jailing on corruption ... Read More »

Hizbul Mujahideen won't hesitate to kill Kashmiris too: Defence expert

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After the Indian army vowed to punish the killers of lieutenant Ummer Fayaz, security forces have identified the terrorists who kidnapped and killed the army officer in Shopian, around 30 km from his village. "This marks a watershed moment in the Kashmir Valley and people of Kashmir will decisively turn the tide against terrorism", Lt Gen Abhay Krishna, Colonel of Rajputana Rifles and General Officer Commanding in Chief of the South Western Command, had said yesterday as per IANS . Read More »

New exec order will target Trump's voter fraud claims

Former Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders said: "The sole objective of this commission is to propagate a myth and to give encouragement to Republican governors and state legislators to increase voter suppression". The New Hampshire secretary of state's office said Thursday while there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud , isolated cases do occur. Already, Kobach's baseless declarations about voter fraud have been cited by Team Trump to bolster the president's own ... Read More »

Trump to meet Pope Francis in Rome May 24

According to Anadolu Agency, a White House statement said the visits to Saudi Arabia and Israel would help strengthen USA partnership with both allies and counter the threats posed by Iran. "They approached us and wanted to start a new relationship with America", another White House official told reporters . That meeting may take place in Bethlehem on the West Bank, a short distance from Jerusalem. Read More »

Iran leader vows 'slap in the face' for election disruptions

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Khamenei spoke during a graduation ceremony in Tehran for cadets in Iran's Revolutionary Guard, a hard-line paramilitary force. Khamenei also referred to a "wealthy American Zionist merchant" trying to interfere in Iran's 2009 election in his comments, likely referring to liberal billionaire George Soros. Read More »

Dinard. Ouverture d'un centre d'accueil pour migrants le 17 mai

Une trentaine de personnes seront hébergées à compter du 17 mai dans les anciens locaux du Bridge Club Dinardais. La plupart viennent d'évacuation de camp de la région parisienne. La ville participera même à leur intégration avec la mise en place d'un comité de pilotage. "Nous n'avons jamais rencontré de problèmes dans le passé". Read More »

AMBER Alert issued for Hampton Child

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Police said they believe the child was abducted in the area. Chloe Johnson was last seen with her mother on April 30, affiliate WTKR reports. "It is out of the norm for Keir to be gone for an extended amount of time and to not make contact with family or friends". Read More »

Rappel de principe du référent polynésien En Marche — Législatives

La République en marche n'annoncera pas les noms de ses 577 candidats aux législatives, jeudi, mais seulement de 450 environ. François Baroin a pris la défense de Manuel Valls sur le plateau des "4 Vérités" de France 2, jeudi 11 mai. Les promesses d'investir au moins 50% de femmes, dans des circonscriptions gagnables, et 50% de membres de la société civile seront-elles respectées? Quelques minutes plus tard sur l'antenne d'Europe 1, Benjamin Griveaux a sèchement rétorqué que l'ancien Premier ... Read More »

Apple pushes into analysing sleep with latest acquisition

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Now what exactly does Apple plan to do with Beddit? This means that the consumer's data will be managed in accordance with the Apple's Privacy Policy. Beddit said it monitors the user's movement using what it termed as the ballistocardiography technique. The collected sleep data is automatically transmitted to a user's Bluetooth-connected iPhone, where the variables are broken down into easy-to-understand graphs, so that the user can then get a better idea of their sleep patterns with the ... Read More »

Windows 10 S is Microsoft's Chrome OS Competitor

As the BBC's British news network reports, Microsoft's goal with the release of the new Surface is to compete vigorously with Apple's Macbook Air. Microsoft unveiled its latest Surface device yesterday, with Panos Panay showing off the Surface Laptop at an education focused event in New York City. Read More »