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New Orleans begins removal of third Confederate monument

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Mayor Mitch Landrieu released a statement late Tuesday celebrating the monument's removal. The equestrian statue of Confederate Gen. Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard honors the military leader who died in New Orleans in 1893. Workers at the Beauregard removal covered their faces and wore helmets but the atmosphere appeared slightly more low-key. Demonstrators have come out to protest their removal while waving Confederate battle flags. Read More »

Air-conditioned Qatar World Cup stadium ready

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The ground has been totally re-built to the tune of £70million, with the pitch at a temperature of 26 degrees Celsius and the stands at 24-28 degrees year-round. Located in the Aspire Zone, the revamped stadium has had the installation of a larger roof over the spectator area - 92 panels are held in place by a net of German and Italian-made steel tension cables weighing 4,000 tonnes - while it will also be the first FIFA World Cup venue and the first stadium in the region to be lit by LED ... Read More »

Intel Sharing at Heart of US, Europe Talks on Laptop Ban

However, the risk assessment is not over, with another meeting between the European Union and the U.S. scheduled in Washington next week. "Our initial estimates indicate that any expansion to Europe will have significantly higher negative impacts than the existing measures", de Juniac wrote. Read More »

France : premier conseil des ministres pour fixer le cap de l'ère Macron

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La liste des ministres du gouvernement Macron / Philippe à peine connue , le premier Conseil des ministres est entouré de plusieurs points chauds . Au dernier rang, de gauche à droite: Mounir Mahjoubi (secrétaire d'État chargé du numérique), Marlène Schiappa (secrétaire d'État chargée de l'égalité des femmes et des hommes), Christophe Castaner (secrétaire d'Etat chargé des Relations avec le Parlement, porte-parole du gouvernement), Sophie Cluzel (secrétaire d'État chargée de ... Read More »

Trump decries Russian Federation probe as 'greatest witch hunt' in U.S. history

Democrats and Republicans alike praised his appointment and hailed his integrity and reputation. Trump returned to the White House in mid-afternoon Wednesday to soon learn news he surely did not relish. Congressional leaders praised the decision to appoint a special counsel - something Democrats have been urging since previous year, with many Republicans joining the chorus in recent days. Read More »

NAACP asking NCAA to move softball regional from Oxford

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But the MS chapter of the NAACP would prefer Ole Miss was on the road, saying in a statement the NCAA needs to continue its opposition to symbols of racial hatred and extend its ban to all NCAA sanctioned events and relocate the Regional softball tournament. Read More »

Boko Haram commanders released in exchange for 82 schoolgirls

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An advocacy group, #BringBackOurGirls , that has been working toward their rescue said it is "exceedingly delighted" at the release of 82 of the girls who had remained missing since the mass abduction in April 2017. The statement read: "President Buhari is pleased to announce that negotiations to release more of the Chibok Girls have bore fruit with the release of 82 more girls today after months of patient negotiations". Read More »

CAN Commends FG Over Chibok Girls' Release

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Boko Haram is thought to still be holding more than 100 of the original 276 girls taken from a school in north-eastern Nigeria in 2014. They are among thousands kidnapped by Boko Haram during its eight-year insurgency that has left thousands dead and driven millions from their homes. Read More »

Russia anti-doping chair out by end of May

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The board also agreed to go ahead with plans to sanction bodies such as global sports federations or national Olympic committees found to be breaking anti-doping rules in a similar way in which it punishes athletes. "Moving forward, the chair has to be an independent person and Yelena Isinbayeva wasn't as she was elected by the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC)". Read More »

Trump welcomes Colombia's president to the White House

Trump is not-so-subtly leaving the door open to the possibility that someone not named Donald Trump - some names that come to mind are Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, and Carter Page - colluded or in some way did something questionable with Russian Federation. Read More »

Too soon to close camps for Boko Haram's displaced

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Said he: "The insurgents have rather resort to attacking innocent soft targets". Over 2.5 million people fled their homes in the volatile northeast in the wake of violence by Boko Haram insurgents between 2012 and 2015. He called for a better understanding between the military and civilians, saying that such unity was key to the effective discharge of constitutional duties of the security agencies. Read More »

France's new government announced

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Olympic fencing champion Laura Flessel, 45, and from the French island of Guadeloupe was named Sports Minister. Goulard has been praised for her experience of the European Union institutions and helped organise Macron's trip to Berlin to meet Chancellor Angela Merkel during the election campaign. Read More »

Delays on Metro-North New Haven line due to minor derailment

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No injuries were reported. A minor derailment occurred at a slow speed in Rye, New York, according to a tweet from the Metro-North official Twitter page. A Metro-North train derailed in Rye in Westchester County on late Thursday afternoon. The MTA is cautiously optimistic that service will be near normal in Friday. Read More »

Trump Threatens to Cancel White House Press Briefings

But then there's that reference to "tapes". "It's ultimately going to be his decision to hire someone or to fire someone", said Spicer on Trump's decision to fire Comey. "He's risky because he may be obstructing justice in terms of the investigation. and secondly his credibility has been destroyed". In an interview with NBC News, Mr Trump called Mr Comey " a showboat " and contradicted the earlier versions of events. Read More »

NHS continues to recover from cyber attack

That's down from seven yesterday . However the fault lies with a well-known security flaw in the computer system used by hospitals including Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust. "The message is very clear, not just for organisations like the NHS ( National Health Service ) but for private individuals, for businesses". This week, the trust said that all three of its hospitals were open and running but added that there may be "some delays" to a few of its systems. Read More »

US Senate panel demands Comey's memos and Trump's tapes as controversy escalates

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Flynn is one of the subjects of the FBI investigation. Editor's note: An earlier version of this piece referenced Amash as the first Republican congressman to raise the possibility of impeachment. "I look forward to this matter concluding quickly". Donald Trump has claimed that "no politician in history" has been "treated worse or more unfairly" than he has. Read More »

Un premier Conseil des ministres pour fixer le cap du quinquennat — Macron

L'objectif est de peaufiner la composition et l'annonce, prévue en fin de journée, d'une équipe gouvernementale devant incarner à la fois le renouvellement politique cher à M. Mais jusqu'à présent, dans les rangs de la droite, les prises sont rares. "La droite tient", a-t-il estimé, "même si un certain nombre de nos amis (.) peuvent se laisser tenter par l'appel du pouvoir". Read More »

La destitution de Donald Trump n'est plus un tabou — États-Unis

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La polémique est devenue encore plus vive depuis une semaine, avec le limogeage du directeur du FBI, James Comey. L'ancien directeur Mueller est exactement l'homme de la situation. Selon leNew York Times, Donald Trump a demandé mi-février au directeur du FBI James Comey d'interrompre une enquête visant son conseiller à la sécurité nationale, Michael Flynn, dont il venait d'obtenir la démission. Read More »

Trump aurait demandé au FBI de stopper l'enquête sur Flynn — Etats-Unis

Mardi, le président des Etats-Unis, Donald Trump, a tweeté qu'il a "le droit absolu" de partager certaines informations avec la Russie, un jour après que ses principaux collaborateurs ont fermement démenti les informations dans les médias l'accusant d'avoir partagé des informations "top secrètes" avec des responsables russes, la semaine dernière, à la Maison Blanche. Read More »

TensorFlow Lite helps apps stay smaller and faster in Android O

This year's Google I/O brings a whole new Android O which is unleashed with its Beta version is now officially available to download with its developer's preview . The other method is by tapping the microphone button on the screen. As a result, apps will be able to get smarter and do more helpful and interesting things more quickly, without calling back to data centers. Read More »

French president names mix of faces to left-right government

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Olympic fencing champion Laura Flessel became the Sports Minister. Philippe is "a prime minister who will bring everyone together around a progressive, daring, unifying programme", said Gerard Collomb, the Socialist mayor of Lyon and one of the earliest backers of Macron. Read More »

Trump willing to try engagement with North Korea, on conditions: Seoul

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The Security Council condemned the test. "And he said he looks forward to cooperating closely with President Moon in resolving the North Korean nuclear issue so as to produce an outcome", Hong said. Unlike his two conservative predecessors, Moon, a liberal, has emphasized the importance of dialogue in dealing with North Korea, saying that his predecessors' hard line, which focused on sanctions, had failed to prevent the North from expanding its nuclear weapons and missiles arsenal. Read More »

Canada warns it may cancel US jet buy over Bombardier probe

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Boeing vice-president Raymond Conner said the sale of cheap, subsidized planes to Delta Air Lines helped build momentum for Bombardier to enter a new market. "Today we are at a critical moment", Conner told the seven-member U.S. International Trade Commission. The preliminary ruling on the 100- to 150-seat planes is due by June 12. Read More »