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Local ranchers optimistic about new United States trade deal with China

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Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles yesterday applauded the announcement made by the Trump administration that China has chose to end its embargo on beef imports from the United States. Trade experts outside government also questioned the magnitude of the deal. Steinbeisser said the announcements have already had an effect on prices. Lire la suite »

When cyber-attacks become a matter of life and death

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In the United Kingdom, hospitals were unable to take care of patients and had to attempt to carry on operations without the use of their computer networks. Researchers with Czech Republic-based security software maker Avast said they had observed more than 126,000 ransomware infections, with 60 per cent of infected computers located in Russian Federation, followed by Ukraine and Taiwan. Lire la suite »

Syrian FM: No global force for Syria safe zones

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Syria's foreign minister says there will be no global forces under United Nations supervision as part of a deal struck by Russia, Iran and Turkey last week on setting up four safe zones in Syria. Ahmad al-Masalmeh, who is based in the southern province of Daraa that borders Jordan, said there were six breaches in the province when government forces shelled opposition-held areas. Lire la suite »

Besty DeVos booed at Bethune-Cookman University

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In announcing DeVos as commencement speaker last week, the school compared her to its founder, civil rights leader Mary McLeod Bethune , saying that DeVos's "mission to empower parents and students resonates with the history and legacy of Dr. Lire la suite »

Inauguration day: Macron to become France's new president

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Macron, 39, will become the youngest President in French history since Napoleon Bonaparte was elected in 1848 when he was 40 years of age, The Telegraph reported. "I am not handing over power to a political opponent, it's far simpler", Hollande said on Thursday. Macron will accompany the outgoing President to the palace steps. Lire la suite »

Turkish military convoy moves closer to Syrian Kurds

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Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said on Friday U.S. troops were deployed along the border. In that case, U.S. Army Rangers were sent to the Syrian city of Manbij to deter Turkish aggression against the United States' Kurdish allies in the fight against ISIS. Lire la suite »

Microsoft unveils Windows update, virtual reality controllers

The update will be bring in some new features and improvements to the company's operating system. Microsoft looks to be making inroads in pushing for big-name apps to be ported to the Windows Store. It also synchronizes to mobile devices so you can copy a link from your PC and paste it into a messaging app on your phone. Windows 10 wants to follow you everywhere, but not in a creepy way. Lire la suite »

Economy min. in China for 'New Silk Road' summit

Other countries welcome the investment but governments including the United States, Russia and India have expressed unease Beijing also might be using the effort to increase its political stature. "The same is true today, and we welcome investment from all our friends and partners, just as Malaysia, as a seafaring, outward looking nation, proud of its diversity, moderation and tolerance, has always traded with and invested in countries around the world, including China". Lire la suite »

"Rumeur de " compte offshore aux Bahamas " : "Macron porte plainte

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Le candidat d'En Marche! avait dénoncé dans la foulée à l'antenne " de la diffamation ". Richard Ferrand , le député du Finistère et secrétaire général d'En marche! , a estimé jeudi matin sur France 2 que Marine Le Pen avait " tiré [le débat] vers le bas " avec ses invectives et son agressivité. Lire la suite »

PM Modi congratulates French President-elect Macron

Mr Valls said that "I will be a candidate in the presidential majority and I wish to join up to his movement, the Republic on the Move". Valls, who announced in March he would vote for Macron in the presidential election, is on the right of the Socialist party and has similar pro-business views to Macron, who will assume office next Sunday as France's youngest leader since Napoleon. Lire la suite »

Passation de pouvoir entre Hollande et Macron — France

Le désormais ex-président, déposé en voiture à l'angle de la rue de Lille et de la rue de Solférino, a parcouru à pied les derniers mètres jusqu'à l'entrée du siège du parti, entre deux haies de militants et sympathisants, certains tenant une rose rouge à la main, qui l'ont chaleureusement applaudi. Lire la suite »

Un record de longévité en Russie

Il en a disputé les 13 premières minutes, le temps de se faire ovationner par son public. J'étais nerveux, je n'avais pas joué depuis un moment. Depuis ses débuts en 1991, il est ainsi devenu le premier joueur russe à apparaître dans vingt saisons différentes. Lire la suite »

Sally Yates refuses to speak about 'collusion' between Trump and Kremlin

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The statements from Yates, an Obama administration holdover, offered by far the most detailed account of the chain of events that led to Flynn's ouster from government in the first weeks of the Trump administration. Journalists and social media users have come out against Trump and Spicer's statements about Flynn and the Obama administration. "We were there to tell the White House about something we were very concerned about and emphasize to them repeatedly so that they could take action", ... Lire la suite »

Conditions behind cyberattack may be hard to mimic

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To the best of my knowledge, this is not a targeted attack and more of a worm. As an additional "defense-in-depth" measure, keep up-to-date anti-malware software installed on your machines. The attackers may yet tweak the code and restart the cycle. "However, they chose not to tell Microsoft about it". Finance chiefs from the Group of Seven rich countries were to commit on Saturday to joining forces to fight the growing threat of worldwide cyber attacks, according to a draft statement of a ... Lire la suite »

United States may ban laptops on all flights from Europe

The U.S. ban already in place requires passengers on global flights to put all laptop computers, electronic tablets and other devices larger than a smartphone into luggage checked into the cargo compartment. One issue that had been expected to come up at the meeting was how much advance notice airlines would get to impose additional restrictions, which some airline officials say would require hiring more staff. Lire la suite »

Trump peut-il saper les contre-pouvoirs — Scandale du FBI

Andrew McCabe pourrait être interrogé sur les circonstances de l'éviction de James Comey et sur le statut de l'enquête sur les ingérences russes. Depuis plusieurs semaines, le locataire de la Maison-Blanche fulmine contre le patron du FBI , qui n'hésite pas à s'investir dans l'enquête sur l'interférence russe dans la campagne présidentielle. Lire la suite »

Absentee ballots, five tight races hold key to next BC government

For now, the Liberals hold 43 seats, the NDP holds 41 seats and the Greens hold three seats. He also stuck to policy-driven messages during the campaign and criticized the NDP for pushing voters to reject the Greens to help them oust Clark's Liberals, saying it was a form of voter suppression. Lire la suite »

Israel Reproaches Swedish Envoy, Cuts UN Funding Over UNESCO Vote

He singled out the United States for voting against the resolution; in December as one of the Obama administration's last acts, the US abstained from a U.N. We will face all the campaigns of distortion and destruction led by the Israeli occupation authority, armed with the tools of global law and the will of our Palestinian people who are capable of creating a future free from occupation", said Malki. Lire la suite »

Ex-French PM Valls wants to be part of Macron's En Marche!

Macron, who defeated far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a runoff on Sunday, campaigned on a pledge to defend the Paris climate deal on combating global warming. French voters elected the centrist as the country's youngest president ever on Sunday, delivering a resounding victory to the unabashedly pro-European former investment banker. Lire la suite »