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Uber must get licences as ordinary taxi firm: top European Union lawyer

The ECJ's final ruling can not be appealed by Uber, the world's most valuable venture-backed company, which is also struggling with a wave of executive departures and criticism of its work culture. Szpunar said in the statement that Uber drivers "do not pursue an autonomous activity that is independent of the platform". However, UberPOP is still operated in Estonia, Poland, Czech Republic, Norway, Finland and Switzerland. Read More »

US Delegation to Attend Belt & Road Forum

Experts talk about OBOR as if it's a spelled out blueprint of strategic projects. In eastern Europe, a China-Belarus industrial park for high-tech businesses broke ground in Minsk in July 2014, the largest one built by the Asian country overseas. Read More »

USA : Trump destitué, le pari fou des bookmakers

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Voici les explications successives fournies par le président américain Donald Trump et la Maison Blanche depuis l'annonce soudaine du limogeage de James Comey , directeur du FBI, mardi soir . Poser cette question "pourrait s'apparenter à une tentative de corruption (.) ou tout au moins d'une obstruction de la justice dans laquelle Comey aurait été idiot de tomber en offrant l'assurance" que Donald Trump n'était pas visé par l'enquête, explique la juriste Laurence Tribe. Read More »

AGs call for independent probe into Russian Federation

The breaking news announcement that Trump had canned him was so unexpected that Comey is said to have laughed at what he thought was a practical joke. Republican leaders brushed off the idea as unnecessary. Justice Department spokesman Ian Prior said in an email that claims more resources were asked for was "totally false". Read More »

Emmanuel Macron resigns as party chief

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Mireille Robert, the head of a primary school in a village of 1,000 people in the Aude region of south-western France , will be up against a local Socialist Party heavyweight. "It's going to be a great experience". Valls, a friend-turned-foe of Macron's from their time in government from 2014-2016, had asked to be selected on Tuesday, but said he welcomed news that Macron's movement would not oppose him. Read More »

Man charged with killing two doctors in Boston penthouse

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Prosecutors detailed the events of Friday evening leading up to the discovery of two renowned Boston anesthesiologists, found dead inside their penthouse condo. He added that at least one knife was found at the scene. With a judge at his side, Teixeira laid with his eyes closed, occasionally nodding his head. Read More »

Death Toll Mounts in Venezuela Protests

Protesters are demanding early elections and accuse Mr Maduro of running a dictatorship. Protesters lobbed bottles filled with feces at government troops armed with tear gas and water cannons. On March 28th, the Venezuelan government made the decision to dissolve parliament, transferring all legislative powers to itself. He warned on Thursday that people attacking military bases would be tried in military courts. Read More »

Haniyeh's election augurs well for Hamas

Haniyeh, who also served as Mashaal's deputy for four years, is seen as a pragmatist within Hamas who will likely seek to improve the group's worldwide standing. Many Western countries classify Hamas as a terrorist group over its failure to renounce violence, recognise Israel's right to exist and accept existing interim Israeli-Palestinian peace agreements. Read More »

Juncker hails expanding European Union on visit to Romania

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The EU has monitored the justice systems of Romania and Bulgaria since they joined the bloc in 2007. Striking a biblical tone, he proclaimed: "A Europe with several speeds is foreseen in treaties". His comments came after Romanian President Klaus Iohannis told lawmakers this week that the country is "not a second-rate state in the European Union", and urged citizens to "overcome an internal barrier that prevents us from manifesting our national capacity and limits us to unjustly considering ... Read More »

Obamacare taxes aren't necessarily going away, GOP senators say

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Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, have expressed disappointment at being shut out of the working group, led by Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. "Not a SINGLE woman will be working on this bill", the group tweeted . "We just had a meeting for an hour, everybody was at the table". A visibly upset Blum walked away after the reporter asked if he'd accept campaign donations from outside his district. Read More »

Newly-wed Indian woman seeks immediate repatriation, files petition in IHC

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As per reports, the Indian diplomat was clicking pictures of an Islamabad High Court (IHC) judge with his phone during the court hearing. He had gone to Islamabad in context of Dr Uzma's writ petition. He rejected allegations of physical and sexual violence and said Uzma should be medically examined to prove her allegations. He said he had urged the court to pass an order barring Uzma from leaving Pakistan until the legal issues were resolved. Read More »

North Korea says it will seek extradition of plot culprits

The arrest put the number of Americans held in North Korea at four, as Washington and Pyongyang remain at loggerheads over the North's nuclear and missile ambitions. Former CIA case officer Bob Baer told Al Jazeera that the CIA does not know what to do with nuclear-armed North Korea. Pyongyang suggested that while South Korean agents provided satellite communication equipment and money to this alleged would-be killer, the U.S. Read More »

Le président Macron reçu par Merkel lundi à Berlin

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Le Président de la République François Hollande s'est rendu à Berlin le 8 mai 2017; il tenait à effectuer en Allemagne le dernier déplacement à l'étranger de son quinquennat, au terme d'un mandat marqué par la force de la relation bilatérale, notamment face aux crises européennes mais aussi aux attentats dans nos deux pays. Read More »

White House Says Trump Still Mulling Jerusalem Embassy Decision

Trump made another empty assertion during Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' visit, when he said the P.A. must stop paying the families of imprisoned or dead terrorists. "We will keep making efforts for Quds to turn into a city of peace". During the Abbas visit, Trump expressed hope. In 1995, Congress voted in the Jerusalem Embassy Act, noting that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and that the U.S. Read More »

U.S. intelligence chiefs say reviewing use of Kaspersky software

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, described concerns related to Kaspersky Lab as "more than a challenge", saying, "We are very much concerned about this, very much concerned about the security of our country". But when asked whether any federal contractors might be using Kaspersky Lab software on USA systems, Stewart said, "The contractor piece might be a little bit harder to define, but at this point we see no connection to Kaspersky and contractors supporting our [information technology]". Read More »

Pak-based terror groups will continue attacks in India

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Besides Pathankot, Coats also referred to the attack on the Indian Army base in Kashmir's Uri sector in September 2016, for which Indian holds Pakistan accountable. lawmakers, "would increase the amount of time that systems would be outside the relative security of a storage site, increasing the risk that a coordinated attack by non-state actors might succeed in capturing a complete nuclear weapon". Read More »

In call with Trump, Putin urges 'restraint' on North Korea

The two leaders " spoke about how best to resolve the very risky situation in North Korea", according to a White House statement, which provided no further details on how they will respond to a series of nuclear detonations and missile tests conducted by North Korea's military. Read More »

Pakistani police: 15 killed in bombing that wounded lawmaker

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At least 10 people were killed in an explosion in southwestern Balochistan on Friday. "The driver and other people sitting next to me were badly injured", Haideri said while speaking to a Pakistani channel SAMAA . The majority of those injured and killed were party workers of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), rescue sources told Dawn . So far no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Read More »

Retrouvailles: Hollande promet d'être toujours aux côtés de Macron

Depuis l'instauration du quinquennat, l'élection des 577 députés qui suit a toujours amplifié le vote de la présidentielle. Selon un sondage Kantar Sofres-OnePoint, rien n'est joué. Il convient donc de distinguer l'investiture et le "parti de rattachement". Mais son score l'a déjà marginalisé dans le parti. Mais deux jours après la victoire d'Emmanuel Macron , le grand chamboule-tout touche aussi la droite. Read More »

Moon ira à Pyongyang si les conditions sont "réunies" — Corée du Sud

Le taux de participation s'est élevé à 77,2%, du jamais vu depuis 20 ans. Après une cérémonie d'investiture sans fioritures, M. Moon s'est rendu à la Maison Bleue, la présidence sud-coréenne. Poutine a souhaité Moon Jae-Inu bonne santé, de prospérité et de succès dans le travail de la tête de l'etat. Le suicide de son mentor, en 2009, pousse l'ancien avocat à briguer une fonction élective. Read More »

Widespread Google Docs spam emails carry phishing attack

Do these satellite images prove North Korea is about to carry out another nuclear test? The worm arrived in users' inboxes posing as an email from a trusted contact. This feature may not have prevented this week's attack, however, as that attack involved a malicious and fake "Google Docs" app that was hosted on Google's own domain. Read More »

Many French voters yet to be convinced by Macron despite overwhelming victory

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Mr Valls told RTL radio that Mr Macron's victory over far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the presidential run-off on Sunday was a blow to populism in Europe, and gave a "terrific" image of France overseas. The rest will be defectors from the Socialists and right-wing Republicans and members of Mr Macron's movement and the allied centrist Modem party. But Macron will be cautious about inviting too many prominent former Socialists into his movement as that would lend ammunition to conservative ... Read More »

Float across devices with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

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Honestly, everybody wants to eat Pushbullet's lunch these days. When you own more Windows 10 devices, it can be pretty hard to keep track on all of them and to permanently know the status of each device. This new love of devices that don't run Windows is a little odd coming from Microsoft, but it fits into the message that CEO Satya Nadella has constantly pushed; Microsoft is interested in the person behind the screen, not just what software they're using. Read More »

Condamné pour avoir chassé… le Pokémon — Russie

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Il s'était filmé attrapant plusieurs créatures virtuelles, y compris durant un office, avec en bande-son une musique reprenant une fausse prière ponctuée de jurons. Accueilli par une foule de ses partisans à sa sortie du tribunal, il a promis de se montrer désormais " très calme et tranquille " pour respecter les conditions du sursis. Read More »

Officers, family of slain man await decision in Baton Rouge police shooting

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They deserved at least as much from the Department of Justice. The decision in the death of Alton B. Sterling was confirmed Tuesday afternoon by two people familiar with it. On July 5, 2016, Salamoni and Lake were reporting to a call of a man using a gun in a threatening manner. "Meanwhile, the officers were behind Sterling, and Officer Salamoni was lying on the ground, facing Sterling's back". Read More »