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France's New Prime Minister: Conservative, Pro-European And A Novelist

Past year he was part of Juppe's unsuccessful campaign team in The Republicans' primaries, and then joined the presidential campaign of Francois Fillon, the party's nominee. Philippe is mayor of the northern port of Le Havre and an MP for the region since 2012 who studied at the same universities as Macron and shares many of his views on the economy and social issues. Read More »

New long-range missile can carry heavy nuclear warhead, North Korea says

North Korean propaganda must be considered with wariness, but if confirmed, the claim marks another big step forward in the country's escalating efforts to field a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the USA mainland. But he slammed the latest missile test as a "reckless provocation" and said dialogue would be possible "only if the North changes its attitude". It was test-fired at a steep angle, reaching an altitude of more than 1,300 miles, according to North Korean state media. Read More »

Here's where A-Rod was during Derek Jeter's No. 2 ceremony

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Announcers Michel Kay and John Sterling emceed the festivities, introducing his whole family with the crowd chanting a familiar roll call of 'De-reck Je-Ter!' "The reason why I say that is because I got a chance to play for a first-class organization and in front of the greatest fans in the history of sports". Read More »

North Korea says 'new missile' can carry nuclear warhead

The Korean Central News Agency said the missile traveled 490 miles and reached a maximum altitude of 1,311 miles on Sunday. The assertion couldn't be confirmed; many North Korean claims later turn out to have been exaggerated. "It appears to have not only demonstrated an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) that might enable them to reliably strike the U.S. base at Guam, but more importantly, may represent a substantial advance to developing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)". Read More »

Britain worked through night to counter cyber attack on health service: Minister

USA package delivery giant FedEx, European auto factories, Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica, Britain's health service and Germany's Deutsche Bahn rail network were among those hit. Businesses, government agencies and other organizations were urged to quickly implement a patch released by Microsoft Corp. Once inside an organization, WannaCry uses a Windows vulnerability purportedly identified by the NSA and later leaked to the internet. Read More »

Putin warns of risks of governments creating hacking tools

Putin was referring to a weekend blog post by Microsoft president Brad Smith stating that the US National Security Agency had developed the code being used in the attack. But Tong Zhao, an analyst with the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, said Sunday's test may give Pyongyang "a regional nuclear deterrence" option, meaning it might no longer need to pursue a weapon to reach as far as the USA mainland. Read More »

Putin undecided which song to play when he meets Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin said today that extending oil output cuts for a further nine months was the right thing to do to ensure stable oil prices. "I want to confirm that we are categorically against the expansion of the club of nuclear powers, including within the Korean Peninsula and North Korea". Read More »

Apple Can't Be Happy About Amazon's New Toys

Ahead of the Amazon Echo Show launch on June 28 , users on Reddit and Hacker News posed some interesting questions about the to-be-released device. The Amazon Echo Look , now only available only by invitation, carries a price tag of $199.99. Mixing in the Echo's speakers voice controlled capabilities with a digital display, the Echo Show looks reminiscent of a device from a 70s sci-fi show and perhaps lacks the simple ergonomics and design of the original Echo or that of its rival ... Read More »

Emmanuel Macron promises to glue together divided France

On Monday, the day after his inauguration, Emmanuel Macron will meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin to discuss France's ties with Germany , an European Union anchor nation. Some analysts and opponents have questioned the strength of Mr Macron's mandate after he won just 24.01 per cent in the first round of the presidential election on April 23, before his landslide victory over Ms Le Pen in the second. Read More »

Edouard Philippe named new French prime minister

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French newly elected President Emmanuel Macron (R) poses with his wife Brigitte Trogneux at the Elysee presidential Palace after the handover and prior to the inauguration ceremony on May 14, 2017 in Paris . Previous year he was part of Mr Juppe's unsuccessful campaign team in The Republicans' primaries, and then joined the presidential campaign of Francois Fillon, the party's nominee. Read More »

Led airstrike kills 40 in Syria's Deir al-Zour

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The monitor said some of those killed in the strike were civilians displaced from other areas controlled by IS, including Syria's Deir Ezzor and Raqa provinces, and neighbouring Iraq. Last Thursday, at least 11 people were killed and nine others wounded by a US -led airstrike on the northern province of Raqqa. On Wednesday, at least 10 civilians were killed by US -led airstrike against the town of Sour in the countryside of Deir al-Zour. Read More »

GM's Maven car-sharing launches in New York

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Maven will park 80 vehicles around Manhattan. Using Maven's smartphone app, members can reserve a time and unlock and start the vehicle when they arrive. The automaker, which launched Maven a little more than a year ago, has recently added more cities and options such as a service created for freelancers in need of a ride. Read More »

Florida governor: Tourists still coming in record numbers

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According to Scott, a record 27.1 million domestic visitors traveled to Florida during the first quarter of the year, a 3.2 percent increase over last year's first quarter. Of the tourists who visited Florida between January and March, a record 27.1 million were domestic visitors, up 3.2 percent from 2016, according to Visit Florida data. Read More »

Un Normand "de droite" succède à un Normand "de gauche" — Matignon

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Il peut passer le flambeau à l'ancien édile du Havre. Bernard Cazeneuve, sur place dès 8h30 avec le personnel convoqué à la même heure pour une passation de pouvoir dans la matinée, mais le suspense se prolonge. " Je quitte la responsabilité qui est la mienne, en homme de gauche ", a-t-il souligné, en conclusion de son discours. "Si l'on veut montrer fermement la direction, il faut précisément savoir quels sont ces héritages dont on est comptable ". Read More »

Unexploded WWII bomb causes travel mayhem in Birmingham

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The A38 Aston Expressway has been closed in both directions after the device was discovered in Aston Hall Road. Construction staff working at a site off Priory Road came across the shell during routine work at around 9.45am today. "Hundreds of homes have been evacuated and we are working with our partners to provide emergency accommodation". "There have been some difficulties in accessing the device given the terrain and its position within a construction site - but all agencies involved ... Read More »

New variants of the NSA-derived cyberattack already spotted

Hospitals, universities, manufacturers and government agencies in the U.K., China, Russia, Germany and Spain have all been affected. President Donald J. Deutsche Bahn: The German railway company told CNNMoney that due to the attack "passenger information displays in some stations were inoperative" as were "some ticket machines". Read More »

North Korea successfully simulated a nuclear missile strike on Washington

Speaking Monday in Tokyo, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga noted that along with the USA and South Korea, Japan was going to push this week at the United Nations for greater unity, including efforts to extend "diplomatic cooperation with China and Russian Federation and other countries that have a strong influence" over the North. Read More »

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Earns "Buy" Rating from Stifel Nicolaus

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FBN Securities' price objective would indicate a potential downside of 3.46% from the stock's current price. Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) opened at 961.35 on Monday. (NASDAQ: AMZN ) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. There is a large variety of Financial Ratios that can be considered while making an investment decision but here in the case of Amazon.com, Inc. Read More »

Penguins Fall 2-1 in OT to Senators

Remarkably, it marked the sixth time in nine playoff victories that Ottawa has won in overtime. When the Canadiens entered the third round of the playoffs in 1993, they, too, had won five games in overtime. Boucher said he hasn't looked at the predictions before this series so he didn't march out any of the Las Vegas betting odds in the same way he did prior to facing the Rangers. Read More »

United States ready to participate in China's Silk Road project

Congress. China only presented the document to negotiators last week, telling them it could no longer be reworked, according to the official. For instance, India has some issues with the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, an OBOR land-corridor project (with a $46 billion investment from China) that partially runs through contested territory in Kashmir. Read More »

India moved ICJ as Jadhav's life is in danger: MEA

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Pakistan's defence minister added, "Kulbhushan has been convicted of offences against national security". This was also the reason cited by Pakistan to justify refusal to grant consular access to him. "Referring to "the extreme gravity and immediacy of the threat that authorities in Pakistan will execute an Indian citizen in violation of obligations Pakistan owes to India", India urges the Court to deliver an order indicating provisional measures immediately, "without waiting for an oral ... Read More »

Kremlin says feels "cautious optimism" after Trump meeting with Lavrov

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Top on the agenda as Trump meets the Russian diplomat is how the two countries can work together to stabilize Syria, after more than six years of civil war. Tillerson and Lavrov met in Moscow last month, amid tensions over the USA bombing of a Syrian airfield after alleged chemical attacks by Syrian forces on civilians, including many children. Read More »

Aides slipped Trump phony news stories on accident

McFarland did not respond to questions from the news site, but an unidentified White House official said: "While the specific cover is fake, it is true there was a period in the 70s when people were predicting an ice age". [W] hen four economists who advised Trump during the campaign - Steve Forbes, Larry Kudlow, Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore - wrote in a New York Times op-ed that "now is the time to move it forward with urgency", someone in the White House flagged the piece for the ... Read More »