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Les échanges commerciaux en forte progression — Chine-Afrique


C'est la plus importante hausse trimestrielle depuis 2015. Les exportations chinoises à destination de l'Afrique ont quant à elles baissé de 1% à 20,5 milliards de dollars sur les trois premiers mois de l'année, contre une chute de 18% sur la même période l'année dernière, a-t-il indiqué. Lire la suite »

Yemen minister says 60 percent of population in dire poverty


Aden has been the seat of Hadi's government since the Houthis seized the capital, Sanaa , in 2014. Saleh however reiterated his rejection of the government of internationally recognised President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi and said Saudi Arabia would have to find "new leadership". Lire la suite »

Germany posts 0.6 percent Q1 GDP growth


The numbers from the continent's largest economy will significantly shape the final data. German GDP adjusted for seasonal and calendar effects grew by 0.6 percent in the first quarter, broadly in line with expectations (consensus: 0.6 percent; Commerzbank: 0.7 percent). Lire la suite »

Putin aide says Moscow unconcerned about Comey

Also attending was Sergei Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States who is at the center of numerous Trump administration's early Russia-related woes. The spokesman said "contacts of Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov were maintained further to a recent telephone conversation of the two presidents". The Kremlin website said Putin and Trump were "in favor of organizing a personal meeting in connection with a meeting of the G20 summit". Lire la suite »

White House Expected To Announce Voting Fraud Commission


The commission will investigate problems that affect the integrity of our elections and undermine public confidence in election results, including vote fraud. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, in a tweet, said, "My office found zero substantiated claims of voter fraud in NY past year". The president claimed that he and Ayotte both would have been victorious in the Granite State if not for the "thousands" of people who were "brought in on buses" from neighboring MA to ... Lire la suite »

National Herald: Trouble for Gandhis as Delhi HC orders income tax probe


Swamy alleged that YIL had paid just Rs 50 lakh to obtain the right to recover Rs 90.25 crore that AJL had owed to the Congress party, given earlier as a loan to start the newspaper. Earlier in 2012, Subramanian Swamy filed a private complaint in a court in Delhi alleging that both Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi have committed fraud by acquiring a publicly limited company AJL through Young Indian. Lire la suite »

AAP workers take EVM protest to Election Commission

This could also be the forum where the poll panel announces the date of the EVM hackathon - the event where it says people will be thrown an open challenge to hack EVMs. They are talking about the use of VVPAT (voter-verifiable paper audit trail). Some political parties have some also demanded access to the machines used in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls. Lire la suite »

Duke of Edinburgh to step down from official duties later this year


Elizabeth and Philip celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary in November. When Sir Michael, who is 88, said to him: "I'm sorry to hear you're standing down", the duke joked: "Well I can't stand up much longer". "'On behalf of the whole country, I want to offer our deepest gratitude and good wishes to His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh following today's announcement that he will stand down from public duties in the Autumn", she said in a statement. Lire la suite »

Spicer to give first press briefing since Comey firing

One by one, the story's pillars wobbled. Citing a New York Times report that said Trump had allegedly told Justice Department officials to find reasons to fire Comey, Colbert created a new nickname for the department: the "Department of Justification". Lire la suite »

Stiff headwinds for GOP on health care, tax reform

The GOP drive to write health care legislation has shifted to the Senate, five days after Republicans pushed a version of it through the House. Speaking with editors from the Economist , Trump seemed uncertain about how the health insurance industry works, or how the Republican plan to overhaul it would work. Lire la suite »

ITunes & Apple Music Coming to Windows Store Later this Year

As per Tech Shout , the Microsoft Surface Phone may have a mix of computer and smartphone functions with a dash of augmented reality courtesy. Along that vein, a new feature called Story Remix will automatically identify the best photos and videos to help people create highlights of their experiences. Lire la suite »

Trump creates panel to investigate voter fraud

That would be a valuable addition to the national discussion, he said. "Is it on the outside or is it on the inside?" "I don't believe I got one", he said in January . Kobach was part of the Trump transition team, but adding him to this investigation is its own controversy. Kobach, who is weighing the possibility of seeking the Republican gubernatorial nomination in 2018, won re-election as secretary of state two years ago. Lire la suite »

S Korea's new Prez sworn in, to work for peace

Ahead of the swearing-in, Moon met with leading lawmakers of Liberty Korea - which advocates a hard line on the North and has repeatedly accused him of being a Pyongyang sympathiser who would "hand the whole country to the North once elected ". Lire la suite »

Russia-backed safe zone plans a bid to divide Syria, say opponents


Russia , Iran and Turkey agreed to establish "de-escalation zones" in Syria, signing on to a Russian plan under which President Bashar Assad's air force would halt flights over designated areas across the war-torn country. Lund said that from the outside, the agreement "does not look like it has great chances of success" and seems to "lack a clear mechanism to resolve conflicting claims and interpretations". Lire la suite »

Show us your EVMs, will prove hacking charge: AAP to Election Commission

The Kejriwal-led AAP government had in June 2015 constituted a fact-finding committee to go into the alleged irregularities in procurement of some 385 stainless steel water tankers by the DJB. The party, meanwhile, is trying to keep the focus on the EVM "tampering" issue. During the special day-long session of the Delhi Assembly, AAP leader Saurabh Bharadwaj got a machine similar to the EVMs and gave a demo about the same. Lire la suite »

Trump to Launch Panel to Investigate Voter Fraud

Kobach doubled down on Trump's unsubstantiated claim millions of people voted illegally. Top civil rights leaders said the commission would encourage voter suppression by justifying new barriers like requiring identity cards for voting. Lire la suite »

Microsoft unveils their Surface laptop

Now, to be fair, Edge is actually a pretty solid browser and it's likely most budget PC buyers won't mind it too much (especially since it also runs better on low-end hardware than Chrome). However, what remains to be seen is, if the firm manages to have a proper breathing space in the highly competitive segment through its Surface Laptop that comes armed with a brand new hybrid OS. Lire la suite »

China's 'Silk Road' stirs unease over its strategic goals

The ancient Silk Road connected China and Europe from around 100 B.C. "China's role in driving these flows is increasingly important, and nowhere is this role more visible than through the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)", said HSBC chief executive officer Mukhtar Hussain. Lire la suite »

Trump 'not happy' with Dems' victory lap on budget bill


The $5 billion increase in domestic spending and fully funded healthcare subsidies coupled with zero funding for Trump's border wall and deportation force have set up Democrats for the next budget battle this fall. Then the president followed suit, announcing his administration's spending achievements on $21 billion for defense, plus increased funding for border security and a health care extension for coal miners. Lire la suite »

Trump to meet top Russian diplomat


Under former President Barack Obama, a Kremlin spokesman said almost all levels of dialogue had been "frozen". When Trump met with Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, the latter of whom figures prominently in the Michael Flynn saga, members of the American press were barred from attending or documenting the occasion. Lire la suite »

Russia's Top Diplomat Meets With Trump at White House

In turn, Lavrov after the meeting said that trump has expressed its desire for mutually beneficial business and pragmatic relations with Moscow, reports the Russian Service Bi-bi-si. The diplomat says it's in Russia's interests for the United States to contribute, and that he believes the genuinely interested. 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 ... Lire la suite »

Attaques contre Brigitte Macron: sa fille réagit


Des attaques auxquelles Brigitte Macron et son entourage essaient de ne pas trop prêter attention. La jeune femme de 32 ans admet qu'il n'est pas possible de rester indifférent à ces critiques. " Ce que je rencontre sur le terrain, c'est au contraire des gens qui sont très admiratifs de ce qu'elle fait, de son travail, de son implication". Lire la suite »

Climate envoys meet in Bonn despite Trump threat over Paris deal

Trump vowed during his presidential campaign to "cancel" USA participation in the accord, which obliges countries to slash their greenhouse gas emissions to keep global temperatures from rising to catastrophic levels. European climate commissioner Miguel Canete, was "in contact with the White House to persuade them to stay", Yvon Slingenberg, a representative for the EU bloc, said in Bonn. Lire la suite »