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Labour spending plans to create £58bn hole in public finances, claim Tories

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May will later this week unveil a series of manifesto promises in what she called the "greatest extension of rights and protections for employees by any Conservative government in history", writing in the Financial Times on Monday . The choice is clear: "economic stability and a better deal for workers under my Conservative team, or chaos under Jeremy Corbyn". The default position for BME voters in the past has been to back Labour. Read More »

Too much caffeine too quickly kills teen

A SC coroner ruled this week that a high school student died after ingesting too much caffeine . He was rushed to the hospital, but died once he got there. At toxic levels - we're talking 30 cups of coffee consumed in a short period of time -the symptoms are a lot more serious: vomiting, abdominal pain, altered consciousness, and even seizures. Read More »

Sa première journée à Matignon — Édouard Philippe

Lorsque M. Philippe sort lundi de son domicile vers midi, son taxi est pris en chasse par les motos des chaînes d'infos en continu. Il a choisi de reporter de vingt-quatre heures l'annonce du premier gouvernement de son quinquennat. Si le secrétaire général, Bernard Accoyer, a indiqué qu'il ne serait pas exclu du parti, il regrette néanmoins le choix du député-maire du Havre. Mais cette nomination a aussi ravivé les tensions internes chez Les Républicains. Read More »

Les 15 ministres connus à 15h — Gouvernement

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Il ne lui restait plus qu'à s'entourer de ses ministres. Leur profil approuvé, les nouveaux ministres "s'engageront à exercer leur fonction gouvernementale de manière irréprochable", selon l'Élysée, alors que 75% des Français pensent qu'élus et dirigeants politiques sont plutôt corrompus, selon un récent sondage. Read More »

WannaCry ransonmware attack slows globally; Microsoft says cybersecurity is a shared responsibility

Tanvir Hasan Zoha, an adviser with the Crime Research and Analysis Foundation, said: "So far, 30 computers have been reportedly attacked by ransomware, but these have been resolved (sic)". While there are a number of preventive steps that a business can take to mitigate the risk of a ransomware attack , there is no such thing as ideal or impenetrable security. Read More »

Sauce tomate : la mafia derrière "l'or rouge" ?

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C'est ce que dévoile le journaliste Jean-Baptiste Malet dans son livre: L'empire de l'or rouge , dévoilé dans Le Parisien-Aujourd'hui en France ce mercredi. "La quasi-totalité des Africains, Bulgares ou Roumains qui travaillent dans les récoltes ne sont pas déclarés" et gagnent "entre 1,16 et 1,33 centime d'euro par kilo de tomates ramassé". Read More »

MoD: Armenia confirmed to have shelled Azerbaijani settlements

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The operational situation is under full control of the Azerbaijani armed forces, the Defense Ministry noted. The shells fired by the enemy fell mainly on empty sowing areas and nearby settlements. Armenia keeps under control over 20 percent of Azerbaijan's internationally recognized territory, including Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent regions in a brutal war in the early 1990s. Read More »

Ransomware WannaCry attack: Banks cautious, shut down ATMs operating on old software

The attack is unique, according to Wainwright, because it combines ransomware with a worm function, meaning once one machine is infected, the entire internal network is scanned and other vulnerable machines are infected. The newspaper said that the role of the United States security apparatus in the attack should "instill greater urgency" in China's mission to replace foreign technology with its own. Read More »

US teen dies of caffeine overdose

Davis Allen Cripe, from SC in the U.S., collapsed during class after drinking a cafe latte, a large Diet Mountain Dew and an energy drink within a two-hour period. "The problem that we're learning is that it's not just caffeine, it's the other stimulants that are in there". Davis' father believes that every family should be having a conversation about the effects of energy drinks. Read More »

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrives in India for four day official visit

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Abbas arrived with a delegation for his third state visit to India, where he will hold key talks on bilateral, regional and worldwide issues, including the peace process in the restive Middle East, according to India s foreign ministry. On May 16, President Abbas will be given a ceremonial guard of honour at Rashtrapati Bhavan followed by wreath laying by him at Mahatma Gandhi's Samadhi, Raj Ghat followed by delegation-level discussion with Modi. Read More »

France: jour J pour le premier gouvernement du quinquennat Macron

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Le député des Alpes-de-Haute-Provence a dit "espérer" obtenir un portefeuille ministériel. La parité est respectée, avec onze femmes et onze hommes. Le premier gouvernement d'Emmanuel Macron sera présenté mercredi, une équipe que le nouveau président français veut irréprochable, paritaire, ouverte à la société civile et surtout " de droite et de gauche ", une rupture politique en France. Read More »

NBA Draft Lottery: Los Angeles Lakers keep pick, will draft second overall

Detroit entered the lottery with a 2.5 percent chance of jumping into one of the top 3 slots. "It felt like winning Game Seven last night". Game tomorrow against a tough Cleveland team. Markelle Fultz is tipped to be the top overall pick. "I think a point guard is obviously a first priority", Frazier said. "This team is a lot of fun to be around this year". Read More »

L'annonce du gouvernement d'Emmanuel Macron retardée à mercredi

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Elle procède notamment à une vérification fiscale des ministres après leur nomination. De retour de Berlin, son premier déplacement officiel à l'étranger, Emmanuel Macron et son premier ministre devaient discuter mardi de la nouvelle équipe gouvernementale et de son équilibre politique visant à rassembler avant la bataille des législatives de juin. Read More »

Chibok Girls: FG ready to negotiate for release of captives

Thousands of people have been killed and about 1.6 million driven from their homes in the eight-year insurgency by Boko Haram . Pointing out that the Buhari administration had promised to do all it could to get the girls released, he stated that it took the PDP government eternity to acknowledge the abduction, and by that time that could have been used in rescuing the girls was lost. Read More »

Patients may fare worse when treated by older doctors

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They discovered across a 30-day period that patients' mortality rate was 10.8 per cent for physicians aged less than 40, 11.1 per cent for physicians aged 40 to 49, 11.3 per cent for physicians aged 50 to 59, and 12.1 per cent for physicians aged 60 or over. Read More »

Pound climbs to one-week high as United Kingdom inflation accelerates

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According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) the UK's unemployment rate fell from 4.7% to 4.6% in March , reaching a 42-year low, whilst employment in the first quarter struck 74.8%, its highest reading on record. However, the Bank has had to contend with inflation rising well beyond its target level of two per cent. The jump was largely driven by a rise in fuel prices, with an uptick in demand for holidays over Easter and subsequent higher air fares also contributing. Read More »

FDA officials 'deeply concerned' about inaccurate lead exposure tests

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It's a big issue because of the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, in which at least 100,000 people were exposed to risky levels of lead in their drinking water. "The FDA believes that most people will not be affected by this issue, as a majority of Magellan lead tests now in use in the United States are conducted using blood obtained from a finger or heel stick", Kotz said. Read More »

United States to Arctic: Trump Will Put America First on Climate

Donald Trump, in his presidential campaign, described climate change as a Chinese hoax, but since then there has been a huge debate raging inside the administration about whether to pull out of the Paris treaty, signed in 2015, or to lower the level of United States commitments. Read More »

"Edouard mon pote de droite" ce mardi 16 mai — Documentaire

Et une question taraude les fans de pipolitique: qui est celle qui partage sa vie? C'est l'une des équations qu'Edouard Philippe va devoir résoudre. Le nom de Jean-Yves Le Drian, déjà ministre de la Défense de François Hollande, circule. Le chef de l'État a reçu le secrétaire général de l'ONU Antonio Guterres mardi soir, son premier déplacement officiel à l'étranger l'a conduit à Berlin. Read More »

3D printed ovary implants produce healthy offspring

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They were even able to nurse them. Follicles, the basic unit of the ovary, consist of a single egg surrounded by cells that produce hormones estrogen and progesterone. In the era of regenerative medicine, which seeks to develop replacement tissues and organs in the lab for the millions of people in need, 3-D printing is a new frontier. Read More »

Crime figures at 20-year low, but paramilitary shootings double

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There was also an increase in the number of casualties of paramilitary style assaults, from 58 last year to 66 over the same period this year. The total of overall crimes has plummeted to numbers last seen in 1998, the year of the Good Friday Agreement and the signal for a major overhaul in policing, in line with global trends. Read More »

Sen. Warren: GOP blocking Democrats from health care talks

It can start by diversifying the working group of 13 males who will be crafting the Senate version. The Republican candidate said he didn't know enough of the details of the GOP plan to have an opinion, but then was caught in a private telephone call with Washington lobbyists praising passage of the legislation. Read More »