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Military judge in Bergdahl case worries about Trump's impact


The judge, Army Col. Jeffery R. Nance, who is expected to sentence Bergdahl next week following additional witness testimony, will likely hear testimony about two additional servicemembers wounded on a mission to rescue Bergdahl. The military judge deciding Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's punishment says comments by President Donald Trump haven't swayed him but he's anxious about public perception of the military justice system. Lire la suite »

Robert Mugabe 'Would Have Turned Down' WHO Envoy Post

Tedros Adhanom, WHO director, said in a statement he had "decided to rescind the appointment" of Mugabe after listening "carefully to all who have expressed their concerns, and heard the different issues that they have raised". George Charamba, spokesman for Africa's longest serving leader, Robert Mugabe, insisted during an interview that his boss was never officially asked to take up the controversial ambassadorial role. Lire la suite »

Paris : une publicité accusée d'inciter à la prostitution des étudiants

Selon Sergio Coronado, ancien député des Français de l'étranger qui a participé aux travaux d'élaboration de la loi de lutte contre le système prostitutionnel, interrogé par Marianne , "ça peut être considéré comme du proxénétisme car c'est le site qui met en avant le fait de sortir avec une personne contre la promesse d'une rémunération nécessaire si on a pas eu de prêt étudiant ". Lire la suite »

Facebook is testing a new news feed

In Slovakia, a broad selection of the 60 largest Facebook pages saw a decline in engagement of between two-thirds and three quarters. Small media in these countries have complained of a drop in traffic. "We will hear what people say about the experience to understand if it's an idea worth pursuing any further", he said. "While "Explore" includes content from relevant pages, posts from pages that people like or follow will continue to appear in News Feed", Mosseri explained. Lire la suite »

Microsoft Adds A New Gaming Feature To Windows 10


To ensure that this feature is available to you, verify that you're running the latest Windows Insider build. However, due to privacy concerns, the TruePlay feature is not turned on by default. And indeed a third-party has tested the new anti-ransomware feature against Locky, and it successfully thwarted the attack. So it sounds promising from the off. Lire la suite »

Widow of U.S. soldier killed in Niger says Trump 'made me cry'


Myeshia said she spoke to Trump on speakerphone while her family drove to the Miami airport to meet her husband's body after he was killed in an ambush in Niger on October 4. Confusion over what happened has dogged Trump, who was silent about the deaths for more than a week. His subsequent boast that he reaches out personally to all families of the fallen was contradicted by interviews with family members, some of whom had not heard from Trump at all. Lire la suite »

US, Gulf states place sanctions on Yemen supporters of terrorism


The U.S. Treasury is working with Saudi Arabia to combat funding for terrorism, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday at the opening of the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center. Bilal Ali Muhammad al-Wafi, considered a key member of al-Qaida in Yemen. Those targeted include the Islamic State's chief financial officer in Yemen and the militant group's head of assassinations in the country. Lire la suite »

Featured Stock Overview: Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX)

Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating , ten have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Air Products has an expected long-term earnings growth rate of 12.1%. Parsons Ri holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE: FCX ) for 41,239 shares. Lire la suite »

Former Taliban hostage disputes account of rescue

Remembering the day she was freed in a joint Pakistan Army and intelligence operation, Coleman said she was put in the trunk of the kidnappers' vehicle, after which there was "some sort of auto chase and gun battle" before they were freed. Lire la suite »

Shekau's wife feared dead after airstrikes on Durwawa - NAF


ABUJA-TWO Alpha Jet aircraft deployed by the Nigerian Air Force against Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State, Tuesday, recorded major success against the terrorists as they attacked their settlement with bombs, which destroyed the targeted structures and caused fire around the structures where they were hiding, sending a few survivors scampering for safety. Lire la suite »

Republicans Are Considering a Cosmetic Slap at Millionaires in Tax-Cut Plan

Republicans are considering keeping the top tax rate for people earning over $US1 million a year at 39.6% by creating another tax bracket in their reform plan. The Republican tax reform framework proposes eliminating the State and Local Tax deduction (SALT), a popular tax break that affects almost one-third of filers, letting them deduct levies like state income taxes and property taxes. Lire la suite »

AMD Now Projects 2017 Revenue To Increase By Greater Than 20%


The midpoint of guidance would result in fourth quarter 2017 revenue increasing approximately 26 percent year-over-year. AMD has had a successful year of putting it to Intel , making Chipzilla react in ways they've never done before. There is a downside though, AMD is expecting revenue to slip in Q4, potentially by as much as 15 percent. "Our third quarter new product introductions and financial execution mark another important milestone as we establish AMD as a premier growth company in ... Lire la suite »

Russian Federation hopes German president's visit will boost ties


German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier's current visit to Moscow will strengthen ties, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday. According to Putin, Moscow-Berlin relations are moving forward despite difficulties: the sides agree on the necessity of destroying terrorism in Syria, while German businesses intend to expand their presence in Russian Federation. Lire la suite »

Robert Mueller Tightens Paul Manafort's Noose

The U.S. attorney for the Southern District of NY is launching the probe, joining other state and federal investigations of Manafort, according to The Wall Street Journal , citing three people familiar with the matter in a report Tuesday. On Wednesday, Bloomberg reported that Manafort, who is reportedly buried in legal fees, is likely to lose $4 million he sunk into Los Angeles real-estate investments following a bankruptcy hearing. Lire la suite »

US Ambassador to New Zealand to be More 'Culturally Aware'


Brown, 58, exploded onto the national political scene in 2010 with a stunning upset victory in the race to fill a U.S. Senate seat left open by the death of Edward Kennedy in overwhelmingly Democratic Massachusetts. "Would I say it again? Probably not", Brown said. 'I was in fact told by my people, that "Listen, you know you're not Scott Brown from Ryan, New Hampshire any more , you're an ambassador and you have to be aware, culturally aware, of different cultures, and different ... Lire la suite »

United Kingdom terror watchdog warns government: 'Don't criminalise thought'


A Downing Street spokeswoman said the United Kingdom had to tackle the ideologies that inspire terrorism. "Thought with steps towards action can be terrorism". This said laws would be introduced to "ban extremist organisations that promote hatred and draw people into extremism" and "restrict the harmful activities of the most risky extremist individuals". Lire la suite »

Las Vegas shooter's brother arrested for child porn


Bruce Paddock , a brother of Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen Paddock , was reportedly arrested on child pornography charges on Wednesday morning in North Hollywood. The brother of the gunman behind the worst mass shooting in recent USA history was arrested Wednesday in Los Angeles on suspicion of having child pornography, police sources confirm. Lire la suite »

Congress urges administration to nix Boeing deal with Iran


Johnson said the U.S. has rightly offered "sensible reassurances" to Pyongyang that it does not seek regime change or invasion. But he said Trump has an "absolute duty to prepare any action" to keep America and its allies safe. Trump has decertified Iran's compliance with the nuclear agreement, signed in 2015 and known in the U.S. as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, leaving it up to Congress whether to impose new sanctions on Iran, a move that would bring Washington's partnership in ... Lire la suite »

64 percent of Americans support legalizing marijuana


The poll is based on telephone interviews conducted from October 5-11, with a random sample of 1,028 adults living in all 50 states. The poll also showed a majority of Republicans favoring legalization for the first time, with 51 percent expressing support. Lire la suite »

Accusé d'agression sexuelle, George Bush senior invoque une "tentative d'humour"


La jeune femme de 34 ans a formulé ses accusations dans une publication Instagram montrant l'ancien président en train de serrer la main de Barack Obama, écrivant: "Quand j'ai eu la chance de rencontrer George H.W. "Il m'a raconté une blague obscène", a-t-elle poursuivi, précisant que lors d'une autre séance de photos, le 41e président des Etats-Unis avait refait le même geste. Lire la suite »

Bernard Tapie devant le tribunal à Bruxelles


Soit les 404 millions attribués par une sentence arbitrale puis retirés sur décision judiciaire, assortis des intérêts. Il a accusé le Crédit lyonnais d'avoir "volé" le contribuable et l'Etat français d'avoir "mis le couvercle sur la marmite", selon des propos reproduits par la Dernière heure . Lire la suite »

C4's Jay Hunt joins Apple


Taking up the post in January 2018, she will be part of the global content development group reporting to Apple video chiefs Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg. She had been heavily tipped to succeed the commercially funded public broadcaster's CEO David Abraham, who announced he was moving on in March , but that job subsequently went to former Shine CEO Alex Mahon . Lire la suite »

Sprint's quarterly loss narrower than estimated; merger expected

That rise was largely driven by Sprint's offer of a free year of unlimited data for customers who were switching from a rival carrier. A year earlier, Sprint reported a loss of 4 cents a share on sales of $8.25 billion. CEO Marcelo Claure remarked "I'm even more proud that the team was able to deliver this customer growth while continuing to attack the cost structure, improve the network, and maintain positive adjusted free cash flow". Lire la suite »

China frees Swedish bookseller held over books on communist leaders

But his daughter, Ms Angela Gui, refuted the announcement and said that she and her family have not heard anything from him or about his whereabouts. We are working to get more information about this. Lee, who also gave a televised interview claiming he was assisting mainland authorities in an illegal book sale investigation involving Gui, has upon returning to Hong Kong denied being abducted and said he travelled to mainland China without going through customs by his own means. Lire la suite »