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Punish Syrian regime harder for gas attack, say Johnson and Ayrault


In Moscow , Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Thursday that OPCW inspectors should visit both the Syrian air base, which the USA said served as a platform for the attack, and Khan Sheikhoun to get a full and objective picture. USA president Donald Trump launched airstrikes against Syria after a gas attack in the country that killed 70 people. Lavrov said Moscow has asked Washington about the objective of the buildup and received assurances that the US troops were deployed there ... Read More »

Obama delivers first post-presidency public remarks

But Obama shied away from addressing specific policies or his own two terms as president. But the almost 90-minute discussion didn't touch on current events. "Now that [my presidency] is completed, I'm spending a lot of time thinking about what is the most important thing I can do for my next job", he said. Read More »

Experts weigh in on Trump tax reform


Besides cutting taxes for businesses and billionaires, the tax plan would also repeal the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) - a rule created to ensure wealthy taxpayers pay the correct rate. Business groups were already squaring off. The tax plan's impact on the deficit and debt will be key to winning backing on Capitol Hill. "Tax reform in Washington is long overdue", Biundo said. Read More »

Facebook To Make The Camera Its Augmented Reality Platform


While Facebook made numerous announcements during its 80-minute F8 keynote address, none was arguably larger than the unveiling of its Camera Effects platform , which lets third-party developers create masks, filters, frame effects and other digital objects that can be added to material recorded with the camera features within Facebook's mobile apps, including live video. Read More »

Indian Kashmir blocks social media after clashes

The mobile internet services were suspended in Kashmir on April 17, following widespread student protests in the valley against alleged highhandedness of security forces. The home minister directed the officials to ensure intensified vigil along the International Border and the Line of Control to foil attempts by the militants to sneak into Jammu and Kashmir during the summer, the sources said. Read More »

French election: Marine Le Pen popular among poor, shows voting analysis

Le Pen is confident that she can - and will - win the second round and that she wants to be the president of all French people. Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen turned an appliance factory into a battleground overnight for France's blue-collar vote, upstaging rival Emmanuel Macron with a surprise campaign stop at the plant threatened with closure. Read More »

U.S. agrees to renegotiate NAFTA with Mexico, Canada


The announcement followed U.S. media reports that Trump was considering giving formal notice of pulling the United States out of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Cruz has expressed support for renegotiating NAFTA under Trump - he has said doing so is long overdue - but not abandoning it altogether. "I'd be glad to have re-negotiation of some of the terms of it, because a lot of time has passed", McCain told Politico . Read More »

Russia navy ship sinks off Istanbul; all rescued


Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim called his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev to express his sadness over the collision. The freighter was carrying livestock and all of its crew is safe. The statement said the crew was not harmed but is "fighting to keep the ship" afloat and that other Russian navy ships and a plane have been dispatched to the scene. Read More »

Donald Trump Announces 'One of the Biggest Tax Cuts in US History'


The outlined changes to the tax code are the most concrete guidance so far on Trump's vision for spurring job growth and fulfilling his promise to help workers who have been left behind by an increasingly globalized economy. Mnuchin said the change for small business owners - a group that under the current definition could include doctors, lawyers and even major real estate companies - would be done in a way that would ensure wealthier Americans could not exploit the change to pay less than ... Read More »

IPhone 8 Concept Shows 'Invisible' Front Camera, Optical Touch ID

Apart from the selfie snapper placement, rest of the imagined iPhone 8 in this video includes a lot of previously rumored interesting feature. It is understood that one of the most problematic components has been the Touch ID since the full-screen display of the iPhone 8 will mean there will be no home button and so finding a location for it has been a challenge. Read More »

Google Maps permettra d'enregistrer sa place de parking


Une étiquette sur la carte identifie l'emplacement où vous vous êtes garé, et lorsque vous tapez sur l'étiquette, celle-ci ouvre la carte de stationnement avec des options pour ajouter des informations sur le lieu. L'enregistrement automatique de la place de parking existait déjà sur Apple Maps et Google Maps s'inscrit clairement comme étant une très bonne alternative. Read More »

Un navire espion russe coule en mer Noire


Selon la société de transport maritime GAC, le Liman, un navire collecteur de renseignements de la marine russe, est entré en collision avec le Youzarsif H, un navire de transport de bétail battant pavillon togolais. Construit en 1970 par l'Union soviétique, le "Liman" est un navire de la marine russe qui comporte une station radar, un détecteur hydroacoustique et d'autres équipements de reconnaissance utilisés pour tracer des bateaux et des sous-marins. Read More »

Trump promises action to help dairy farmers

Weins, who did not offer any advice on renegotiating NAFTA given Trump's insistence upon changing the trade rules, says the problems facing USA dairy farmers were all created by overproduction. Some Canadians agree with Trump, CBC News reports . "Have a look at American dairy policy", said Easter, also co-chair of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group, on CBC's Island Morning . Read More »

Onze morts dans la nuit de jeudi à vendredi à Caracas (parquet)


L'opposition a appelé à de nouveaux rassemblements. L'opposition au Venezuela a annoncé vendredi la mort d'une neuvième personne en trois semaines de manifestations émaillées de violences pour exiger le départ du président socialiste Nicolas Maduro, au lendemain d'une nouvelle nuit de troubles à Caracas. Read More »

Conservative caucus backs GOP health bill but fate uncertain


The amendment would allow states to seek waivers to weaken several key Obamacare insurance reforms that protect those with pre-existing conditions, including the benefits insurers must cover in their policies and the ban on allowing carriers to charge more based on a person's health background. Read More »

Here Are the Changes United Will Make to Be More 'Customer Focused'


The offer came after rival Delta outlined plans to offer up to $9,950 in such cases. At the same time the carrier will increase customer compensation incentives for voluntary denied boarding up to $10,000, while establishing a customer solutions team to provide agents with creative solutions such as using nearby airports, other airlines or ground transportations to get customers to their final destination. Read More »

Trump agrees 'not to terminate NAFTA at this time'

Trump's top advisers had been embroiled in a debate over how aggressively to proceed on reshaping USA participation in Nafta, with hard-liners favoring a threatened withdrawal as soon as this week and others advocating for a more measured approach to reopening negotiations with Canada and Mexico. Read More »

Pelosi: Government funding bill still has '70 poison pills'


Over the recess, Republicans and Democrats worked carefully to craft a must-pass spending bill that all parties could agree on and could be signed by the President, but the delicate negotiations have hit a few roadblocks in recent days. Ryan had rejected the Democrats' push earlier on Wednesday morning. "We're getting really close", Ryan, a Republican, said, adding that negotiators were "getting down to the last, final" areas of disagreement. Read More »

U.S. may need to strengthen defenses against North Korea threat-Admiral

The system will be operational in the coming days "to better defend South Korea against the growing North Korea threat", US Pacific Command chief Adm. South Korean presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in has vowed to reconsider the deployment if he wins the May 9 election, saying that the country should consider relations with China. Read More »

Trump decides to keep Nafta for now


NAFTA is an agreement signed by Canada, Mexico and the USA to create a trilateral trade bloc in North America. By affirming his intention to reopen the agreement with Trudeau and Peña Nieto, Trump is able to fulfill a 100-day pledge to "announce my intention to renegotiate NAFTA ". Read More »

IS group, Taliban clash in Afghanistan, dozens killed


Nicholson has recently asked Congress for a few thousand more troops to be deployed to the country, AP reported. "What we have been able to do is to look at the problem that we have been engaged with for over 15 years and understand how that conflict has evolved in Afghanistan and has evolved in Pakistan as well", he noted. Read More »

Donald Trump propose une baisse historique des impôts — Etats-Unis

L'administration soutient qu'une réduction relancera la croissance et que les recettes supplémentaires dégagées par une accélération de l'économie compenseront le manque à gagner pour le budget fédéral. Elle devra dans tous les cas passer à la moulinette du Congrès, contrôlé par les républicains, mais où les démocrates disposent d'une minorité de blocage au Sénat. Read More »

Republicans to revive Obamacare repeal with amendment


Wonder what she thinks about leaving coverage of children with pre-existing conditions up to the states? "I am committed to helping every American get the health insurance they need". "Plans could impose annual and lifetime limits on coverage - including for people who get health coverage through their jobs". NJPP warned that this change would enable insurance companies to limit coverage for some of the most expensive care - like maternity, or cancer treatment - or reinstate limits on care ... Read More »