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Amazon Unveils a New Echo with a Touchscreen

Today Amazon took the wraps off of its new Echo Show , a device with a 7-inch touchscreen. It has unveiled the new Amazon Echo Show , which it hopes will keep it ahead of Google in the smart hub arms race. When you're not using the Show's screen it will display the next appointment in your calendar and it can also tell you who might be up for a chat with the "Drop in" feature . Lire la suite »

NDSU Regional Softball Game Suspended Until Saturday

North Dakota State jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning when Vanessa Anderson launched a two-run home run to right center field. Oklahoma head coach Patty Gasso was asked after the suspension was announced how she thought her team would respond. Lire la suite »

USA says it not intends to prevent Iran from exporting oil

The announcement also came two days before the Iranian Presidential elections, in which incumbent President Hassan Rouhani, who negotiated the nuclear deal for Iran with the P5+1 countries, is seeking re-election. Additionally, the Treasury Department said the sanctions waiver "does not diminish the United States's resolve to continue countering Iran's destabilizing activity in the region..." On Thursday, Iran's Foreign Ministry said it has added nine American individuals and companies to ... Lire la suite »

Nicola Sturgeon accuses Labour of copying SNP's polices


Nicola Sturgeon is expected to say an SNP victory in the General Election in Scotland would give her a mandate to demand the Prime Minister includes the Scottish Government at the Brexit negotiating table. Ms Sturgeon's predecessor Alex Salmond became First Minister on May 16 2007. He said: "Scotland is not a viable country economically". Scottish Labour said that its pledges to boost the minimum wage to £10 an hour and invest in local services would help tackle poverty, whereas further ... Lire la suite »

Macron Unveils New French Government


Bruno Le Maire, a German-speaking pro-European from the center-right Republicans party, was appointed finance minister. Macron also followed through on promises to include figures from outside the political sphere, with several appointees coming from backgrounds such as education, campaigning groups and sport. Lire la suite »

Gerrard should succeed me as boss - Klopp


Or, if you want Arsenal to qualify, read on and fill yourself with hope that it could still happen. Across this term as a whole, Liverpool have conceded 42 goals, with Arsenal the only side in the top seven to have let in more. Jurgen Klopp is confident Roberto Firmino will be fit to play in Liverpool's huge encounter with Middlesbrough on Sunday. Given Arsenal and Manchester City's recent appearances in the UCL, they would be seeded if they came fourth and fell into the qualifying ... Lire la suite »

Trump to emphasize 'peace and stability' in Saudi Arabia speech


The two leaders exchanged pleasantries and Trump said it was "a great honor" to be there. Trump is going to attend a meeting with heads of 50 Arab states which, as Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud says, is amed at forming an alliance called the "Islamic NATO" in order to counter Iran. Lire la suite »

Opposing Brexit and scrapping diesel cars lead Liberal Democrat manifesto

The party promises option to remain in the bloc if British voters reject final Brexit deal. "On Brexit, the party's manifesto said: "(When) the terms of our future relationship with the European Union have been negotiated (over the next two years on the government's timetable), we will put that deal to a vote of the British people in a referendum, with the alternative option of staying in the European Union on the ballot paper. Lire la suite »

Tories maintain commanding lead over Labour, say latest polls


By comparison, Lib Dem leader Tim Farron featured in 6.4% of news items, shadow chancellor John McDonnell in 6.1%, European Council president Donald Tusk in 2.9% and Ukip leader Paul Nuttall and the SNP's Nicola Sturgeon each in 2.6%. Mr Corbyn began by criticising Western interference in countries such as Afghanistan, Somalia and Yemen, describing "regime change wars" in Iraq, Libya, and Syria as a failure that have "made the world a more risky place". Lire la suite »

Donald Trump warns sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey not to 'leak' conversations


Clapper said it would have been former FBI Director James Comey's discretion to notify him of any evidence of collusion and said it was his practice to always "defer" to the director. Trump's tweetstorm railed against the "fake media" and those who expect his surrogates to defend him with "perfect accuracy", while giving a stern warning to Comey that he "better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" The White House schedule for Friday ... Lire la suite »

Backed forces announce plans to advance on ISIS capital of Raqqa

The commander, identified by AP as Abdelqader, did not specify dates at a news conference announcing the plans, citing tactical concerns. The region has served as the de facto capital for IS, Fox News reported . But Erdogan may not be amenable to accepting the US military support for the Kurds in a quid pro quo. Davis said a dam-assessment team was headed to the structure to make sure it had not been damaged by IS, although so far there had been no issues detected. Lire la suite »

Iran state TV declares Rouhani wins vote for second term

Voters fill in their ballots while voting for the presidential and municipal councils election at a polling station in Tehran, Iran , Friday, May 19, 2017. Rouhani has been president of Iran since 2013. Following the casting of ballots on Friday, Rouhani said that its results would have a huge significance " for Iran's future role in the region and the world ", as cited by Reuters. Lire la suite »

Led Coalition Strikes Pro-Syrian Government Forces


We are not increasing our role in the Syrian civil war". "We will defend ourselves (if) people take aggressive steps against us". He also noted that in this particular area, there are districts which are under the control of Syrian Kurds and US-backed opposition forces. Lire la suite »

Police seek gun used in MS child killing as 3 teens charged


About nine hours later, following a child-abduction alert and widespread publicity, a man reported the missing Toyota Camry was beside a dead-end road in the northern suburb of Gluckstadt. They could have left that child on that backseat, asleep. Guest said Washington is now under indictment for armed robbery in Madison County. "Anybody who says she didn't say the baby was missing is wrong". Lire la suite »

Trump Told Russians Firing 'Nut Job' Comey Relieved 'Great Pressure'

Mr Trump has denied any collusion with Russian Federation, and called the investigation into his campaign the "single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history". Trump has called the furore since he fired Comey a "witch hunt" and insisted there was no contact between his campaign and Russian Federation. Mr Trump has insisted at times the decision was his alone, but he also has pointed to a "very strong" recommendation from Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein. Lire la suite »

Pakistan to form new team of lawyers in Jadhav case: Aziz

Outlining the reasons for its decision, Abraham said Pakistan had "given no assurances" Jadhav would not be executed before the court delivered its final decision. On April 10, 2017, Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Field General Court Martial. It added that Pakistan is determined to take the case to its "logical end" and that Jadhav "has ample time to petition for clemency". Lire la suite »

University of Iowa pays $6.5 million to settle discrimination cases


Meyer will also drop a separate federal lawsuit. According to the settlement, the university will pay $2.33 million to Meyer and $1.49 million to Griesbaum to cover lost wages and emotional distress damages. The school agreed in settlements released Friday to pay Meyer $2.4 million, Griesbaum $1.5 million and $2.6 million to the Des Moines law firm that represented them. Lire la suite »

United States congressman officially calls for Trump impeachment


Trump doesn't have the character or the temperament to be president of the United States. Other Democrats have repeatedly echoed their thoughts. Green's call comes amid allegations that Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to terminate an investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's Russian Federation contacts. Lire la suite »

Trump's comments to Russians about Comey 'is compelling evidence of corrupt intent'

Comey, who was leading an FBI investigation into Trump's campaign team and whether it colluded with the Kremlin during the 2016 election, was sacked earlier this month. The FBI was looking into the Trump campaign's potential ties with Russian Federation, which intelligence agencies concluded meddled in the 2016 election in an effort to get the Republican candidate elected. Lire la suite »

Midwest floods linger as officials warn of floodwater risks


Southbound Interstate 55 closed between St. Louis and Jefferson counties at noon Wednesday and the northbound lanes were expected to close before the evening rush. In Arkansas , a Black River levee was breached Wednesday morning near Pocahontas, a town of 6,400 residents about 125 miles northeast of Little Rock. Lire la suite »

Melania Trump arrives in Middle East, shuns headscarf

The president's stop in Saudi Arabia kicks off an ambitious global debut. It's the first stop of a nine-day, multi-country tour. Melania Trump embarked on Marine One at the White House on Friday in a high-waisted midi pencil skirt in orange leather with a front split, a cream crewneck sweater with bows at the cuffs and a pair of sky-high nude Manolos. Lire la suite »