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Cheerleading a US-China trade deal

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With the trade deal , the USA will allow Chinese chicken imports to come in. The deal that opens up China to US beef while giving Uncle Sam some Chinese chicken. SCOTT KENNEDY: A productive first step in addressing some long outstanding problems that the USA has in its relationship with China . "While this deal is promising, China has made similar commitments before and has failed to follow through", Sen. Read More »

Gérard Collomb se "félicite de la nomination d'Édouard Philippe"

La composition du gouvernement, qui devrait également comporter d'autres personnalités de LR et du MoDem de François Bayrou, devrait être dévoilée mardi en fin d'après-midi, avant le premier Conseil des ministres de mercredi. Un geste important pour les plus centristes de LR, et un choix malin pour déstabiliser un peu plus un parti alors que les élections législatives approchent. Read More »

North Korea Accuses CIA Of Plotting Biochem Attack On Kim Jong Un

The U.S. military has said Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo visited South Korea this week and met the NIS chief for discussions. The cell has "infiltrated" North Korea but the Ministry of State Security will "ferret out and mercilessly destroy to the last one the terrorists of the US CIA", the ministry said, as cited by the state's KCNA news agency. Read More »

Admiral Sunil Lanba attends int'l maritime review in Singapore

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According to a Navy Spokesperson, Defence cooperation between India and Singapore is robust and primarily focused towards maritime cooperation. The Naval chief is on an official tour to Singapore from today. The 12thStaff Talks were conducted in March 2017 and the 13th Staff Talks are scheduled to be held in 2018. The Singapore Navy has participated in all the MILAN- series interactions organised at Port Blair by the Indian Navy. Read More »

Maruti Suzuki reveals third-generation Dzire compact sedan

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Now, the company has chose to drop the prefix "Swift " from the name of the upcoming new generation Dzire . From 2008 to 2017, the Maruti Suzuki has sold close to 17 lakh units of the compact sedan. The two cars are the highest selling in the country. Earlier this month, photos of the next-generation Suzuki Swift Dzire sufaced online. The grille is finished in chrome, complete with a wraparound strip that outlines the edges, which aims to make the vehicle look a lot more elegant and in ... Read More »

Cyber experts wary but hopeful that ransomeware attacks subsiding

The so-called " ransomware " takes computers hostage and demands payment. Patched computers carry a much lower risk of being infected by malware or ransomware than those without an update. The theft and posting of the stolen data gave criminals a huge head start. Speaking to ITV News , the Director of Europol, Rob Wainwright said: "We've seen the extent to which the ransomware, which had its infection rates slowed down over the weekend, now mutated by the cyber crime groups behind it". Read More »

Independent Scotland may need phased return to EU: Nicola Sturgeon

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She said: "Mike Weir went along with the SNP party line to oppose the triggering of Article 50, despite the UK-wide majority to leave the European Union in June's referendum". The Scottish National Party (SNP) leader was visiting the University of St Andrews with Stephen Gethins, the party's spokesperson on Europe and MP for North East Fife, who is seeking to be returned at next month's general election on 8 June. Read More »

Some businesses in Asia disrupted by cyber attack, authorities brace for more

Last Sunday MalwareTech was one of many security experts warning that less-vulnerable version of the malware is likely to be released. WannaCry is not just a ransomware program, it's also a worm. The WannaCry program encrypts your files and demands payment in bitcoin in order to regain access. It wasn't immediately clear to what degree nations across Asia were being affected by the attack Monday. Read More »

Czech PM to submit government resignation in 2nd half of May

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Last week, Sobotka asked Babis to clarify his past use of some 55m euro-worth ($60m) of tax-free bonds in connection with Agrofert , a sprawling conglomerate that he ran before putting his assets into a trust earlier this year to ward off conflict of interest allegations. Read More »

Home sales cool last month after record March, GTA leads decline

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And with only ten days to go between the announcement and the end of the month, sales in each of these markets were down from the previous month. Sales in Greater Vancouver were down 26.2 per cent compared with April 2016. Two-storey single family homes posted the strongest year-over-year price gains at 21.8%, followed closely by townhouse/row units (19.9%), apartment units (18.8%) and one-storey single family homes (17.2%). Read More »

Emmanuel Macron m'a "suivi" puis "s'est émancipé", sans trahir, assure François Hollande

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Les présidents sortant et élu François Hollande et Emmanuel Macron ont déposé lundi côte à côte la traditionnelle gerbe des commémorations du 8 mai 1945 sur la tombe du Soldat inconnu, sous l'Arc de Triomphe. "J'espère qu'il aura les épaules suffisantes pour endosser son nouveau rôle de président de la République". Après avoir remonté l'avenue, François Hollande se dirige vers Emmanuel Macron pour l'image du jour. Read More »

Moors murderer Ian Brady 'on brink of death'

Four of Brady's victims were buried up on Saddleworth Moor and while three of the children have been found, the final victim Keith Bennett remains undiscovered despite numerous police searches. A source from Ashworth Hospital told the Sun: "He is gravely ill and everyone there is prepared for him dying". "Now is the time for him to stop playing tricks and come clean". Read More »

Will Windows 10-on-ARM PCs support Mixed Reality headsets?

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However, Microsoft has recently announced at its during its Build developer conference in Seattle, that it will bring three different Linux operating systems : Ubuntu, Suse , and Fedora to its Windows 10 store. During the holiday shopping season, Acer also plans to sell a $399 bundle that includes a Windows Mixed Reality Headset and motion controllers from Microsoft . Read More »

Schumer calls for independent counsel before new FBI director is confirmed

The European Union on Thursday (19 May) beefed up sanctions against North Korea over nuclear and ballistic missile tests carried out in defiance of United Nations resolutions. But in comments that appeared aimed at the USA, he said that "intimidating the DPRK is unacceptable", using an acronym of North Korea. The White House reacted by calling for stronger sanctions from other countries around the world. Read More »

Schumer calls for independent counsel before new FBI director is confirmed

The European Union on Thursday (19 May) beefed up sanctions against North Korea over nuclear and ballistic missile tests carried out in defiance of United Nations resolutions. But in comments that appeared aimed at the USA, he said that "intimidating the DPRK is unacceptable", using an acronym of North Korea. The White House reacted by calling for stronger sanctions from other countries around the world. Read More »

South Korea names special envoys to five countries

South Korea's President Moon has said that, for the sake of peace, he is willing to visit Washington , Beijing, Tokyo and even North Korea if conditions allow. Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni said the G-7 summit his country is hosting later this month would discuss how to deal with the risk North Korea's missile launchings pose to global security. Read More »

Storms in US South and Midwest kill at least 14 people

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Several people were killed and dozens were injured in the Midwest and Texas on Saturday where tornadoes and floods severely stroke both states. In the aftermath of the storm, a large portion of the Midwest and South U.S.is left to clean up and recover while Florida, Alabama, Georgia and MS could be hit with severe thunderstorms Monday. Read More »

China presses S. Korea on THAAD missile system

Moon has said he wants to review that decision. Moon advocated dialogue with the North as well as sanctions, adopting a more conciliatory stance than his predecessor. It was the first such "track two" dialogue between the USA and North Korea since Trump took office. Tensions have been running high with rhetoric intensifying on both sides, but Trump recently softened his posture, saying he would be "honoured" to meet the North's leader Kim Jong-Un. Read More »

Everyone in the Dark over Trump's Next Move Following Abbas Meeting

Trump concluded his statement challenging the naysayers, and said "let's see if we can prove them wrong". As he concluded and turned to shake hands with Trump, Abbas added in English: "Now, Mr. Both leaders avoided mentioning any specifics on the way forward beyond a U.S. push to counter incitement and hate rhetoric from the Palestinian side. Read More »

Oklahoma officer says she recalled training as she shot man

TULSA, Okla. (AP ) - A white Oklahoma police officer charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man testified Monday that a training video ran through her mind as she pulled the trigger. The questions to Shelby, 43, from defense attorney Shannon McMurray have yet to address the circumstances of the September 16 death of Crutcher, 40, in the 2300 block of East 36th Street North. Read More »

WWE UK Championship Taping To Air This Week

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Ross announced the news on Twitter today. Friday, in fact, at 3 p.m. ET, with a replay at 8 p.m. ET. What we do know, however, is that Nigel McGuinness is going to be joined by WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross on commentary to call this historic event. Read More »

Kim shrugs off U.S. warning by testing high-altitude missile

North Korean propaganda must be considered with wariness - Pyongyang has threatened for decades to reduce Seoul to a "sea of fire", for instance - but Monday's claim, if confirmed, would mark another big advance toward the North's goal of fielding a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the USA mainland. Read More »

Intel and Samsung lend support to FTC's lawsuit against Qualcomm

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Qualcomm has commissioned the chaebol to manufacture its major Snapdragon chipsets in recent years as Samsung itself has been developing and producing its Exynos chipsets while also utilizing the Snapdragon chips in its phones. KitGuru Says: With more companies coming out to back the FTC's case against Qualcomm, the situation is looking increasingly dire for the chip maker. Read More »