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Japan sees new era of cooperation with US: minister


Japan agreed with the United States on Tuesday to discuss a bilateral framework for trade and investment rules, as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence raised the prospect of a free trade agreement. It's Tokyo's oldest temple, and a highly popular tourist site that attracts crowds from around the world. Indonesia is the world's most populous Muslim nation, and the latest stop on a trip that has taken Pence to South Korea and Japan. Read More »

Pence praises Indonesia's moderate form of Islam


Vice President Mike Pence avoided a direct answer when asked if the United States used any cyber or electronic technology to sabotage Sunday's North Korean missile test. Trump administration will be preoccupied with the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). Tension on the Korean Peninsula has risen this month, with the Trump administration stepping up pressure on North Korea and two major anniversary events in North Korea. Read More »

Schools Urged To Manage Costs For Parents


But Barnardos said primary education could be made free overnight if the will was there. The organisation called for an increase to the capitation grant, saying it would ultimately benefit parents and children. The minister also said that the announcement this week of €2.4m in funding to encourage diversity in teaching will encourage under-represented groups to become taechers. Read More »

Day care worker slams toddler onto floor


She's facing a child endangerment charge, which carries a punishment up to a $10,000 fine and two years in jail. Video Watch: Daycare worker filmed "slamming" a child down face first Police investigate Pakuranga homicide John Drinnan: When does plain talk become hate speech? . Read More »

Patriots' Rob Gronkowski crashes White House briefing, offers Sean Spi


Brady was the last to back out citing " personal family matters " in a statement Wednesday morning. Chris Long also boycotted the ceremony while Alan Branch , like Brady, said he planned to spend time with family instead. "He's tough, he's smart, and he's got a great heart". Sean Spicer's eventful start to his role as White House press secretary continued on Wednesday, although for once, it wasn't his fault that he was the centre of worldwide attention. Read More »

Pence Talks Trade in Japan


A senior North Korean official said in an interview with the BBC this week that North Korea would conduct missile tests "on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis", and any military action against it by the United States would prompt "all-out war". Read More »

"Je trouve qu'il a vraiment l'envergure d'un président" — Mélenchon en meeting

Macron, ma solidarité personnelle la plus totale ". Au-delà de la nouveauté technique, Jean-Luc Mélenchon jette ses dernières forces dans la campagne avant le premier tour. " Ne croyez pas ce qu'ils vous disent: 'il veut sortir de l'Europe, de l'euro' (.), allons, un peu de sérieux", a déclaré depuis Dijon le candidat de La France insoumise dont le discours était retransmis par hologramme dans six autres villes françaises. Read More »

Death toll from attack on Aleppo convoy passes 100


Body parts and the belongings of evacuees - including clothes, dishes and televisions - were still strewn at the scene of the attack on Sunday. Afandar said people were not allowed to leave the buses for a while before they were let out. Is political transition a reality in Syria? The deal was brokered by Iran and Qatar, Agence France-Presse reported. The buses had been carrying people from pro-government areas and from opposition towns. Read More »

Saudi embassy confirms UK attacker had been in Saudi Arabia


According to a statement from the Metropolitan Police, Masood, aged 52, was born in Kent and detectives believe he was most recently living in the West Midlands. More than 50 people of a dozen nationalities were injured, 31 of whom required hospital treatment. Earlier on Saturday police said they had released a man arrested over the terror attack, leaving just one suspect in custody. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn vows to tackle 'rigged system' in battle with 'Establishment'

He vowed: "We will no longer allow those at the top to leech off of those who bust their guts on zero-hours contracts or those forced to make sacrifices to pay their mortgage or their rent". "I want a Labour government that ensures that carers are properly supported when they are caring for loved ones". Highlighting policies which will be at the heart of the party's manifesto, Mr Corbyn said: "I want a Labour government that builds council housing", he said. Read More »

The Trump Administration's H-1B Visa Changes Are Creating Uncertainty Among Employers


The new executive order also directed federal agencies to review current procurement requirements and step up the effort to limit government purchase to US -made goods. In his new directive, the president is targeting the H-1B visa program, which the White House says undercuts USA workers by bringing in large numbers of cheaper, foreign workers and driving down wages. Read More »

Goldman Sachs Group Inc Earnings Miss As Institutional Unit Drags

Goldman Sachs's stock dropped $9.88, or 4.4 percent, to $216.36. Buy rating has been given by 4 analysts to the company stock whereas no analyst given UNDERPERFORM rating to stock and 11 analysts given HOLD rating. 4/5/2017-Credit Suisse Group AG Reiterated Rating of Buy. The Goldman Sachs logo is pictured on their post as traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York August 4, 2014. Read More »

Microsoft wants you to STOP using PASSWORDS, and this is why


You can access your lists from anywhere with the To-Do apps for iPhone , Android phone , Windows 10 devices and the web . Although less secure than complete two-factor authentication, Microsoft contends that this is still more secure than just using a password and much less cumbersome for the user. Read More »

White House defends portrayal of 'armada' push towards Korean peninsula

On April 11, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, asked about the Vinson during a news conference, said the ship was " on her way up there ". United States officials came under fire following revelations that the group of ships led by the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson were thousands of miles away from Korea despite earlier statements suggesting they would be in the region to deter the North when tensions soared last weekend. Read More »

North Korean missile test a damp squib


It was a distinct honor to join US & South Korean service members for fellowship during Easter service in Seoul. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hailed that test as the "greatest success" and said it brought the US mainland within range of a mobile delivery system. Read More »

Most Americans back strike on Syria, oppose preemptive strike on DPRK


Trump's approval rating stood at 43 percent, with a disapproval rating of 52 percent - a net disapproval of nine percent. Trump's ratings have been well below those of his predecessor, President Barack Obama. On climate change, just 11 percent of voters gave Trump an "A", while 32 percent gave him an "F". More than a quarter of Americans (27 percent) gave Trump an "A", his best grade in the poll . Read More »

Main opposition party files for referendum annulment


Everyone and all sections - and the main opposition party in particular- must show respect. Global monitors from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) warned the move undermined safeguards against fraud. "This is the reddest of all red lines". Showing no sign of pulling his punches, Erdogan said Turkey could hold further referendums on its European Union bid and re-introducing the death penalty. Read More »

Former Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez found dead in jail cell


Fallon. He also tried blocking people from entering his cell, which was in a general population housing, by "jamming the door with various items" from the inside, the Department of Corrections' statement said . A jogger found Lloyd's gunshot-riddled body in a MA industrial park less than a mile from Hernandez's home on June 17, 2013 . Shortly after Hernandez received life sentence without possibility of parole for the murder of Odin Lloyd in April 2015, he was reportedly taken to ... Read More »

Pence, on US carrier, pledges to defend Asia


The vice president praised Indonesia for the moderate form of Islam it practices and said the two countries would continue to cooperate on combating terrorism. The four ministers are also expected to review President Donald Trump's first three months in office, according to a Japanese foreign ministry official who briefed reporters on customary condition of anonymity. Read More »

Warburton to captain Lions in New Zealand

Halfbacks: Conor Murray (Ireland), Rhys Webb (Wales), Ben Youngs (England). Hansen said there were no major surprises in Gatland's squad with its "big ball-carriers" in middle of the pack and "grunty forwards " but said Hartley, who was omitted, would have been an asset. Read More »

Once critical of global deals, Trump slow to pull out of any

However, in a letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Tillerson said the administration has ordered an inter-agency review of whether the suspension of sanctions was in the US' national security interests. Asked if the White House was concerned that tougher sanctions on Iran could motivate it to violate the agreement, Spicer said: "We're well aware of any potential negative impacts that an action could have". Read More »

United Kingdom parliament approves June 8 general election

They voted by 522 to 13 in favor of the government's motion to call an election after a debate in the House of Commons - a majority of 509. Experts predict that her ruling Conservative Party could win around 100 more seats at the election on June 8, which should bolster support for her Brexit plan - a prospect that has strengthened the pound. Read More »