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Trump to host Xi at his Florida residence next week Trump to host Xi at his Florida residence next week
- April 08, 2017

These include trade abuses such as dumping of goods below costs and unfair subsidies, "non-reciprocal" trade practices by other countries and currencies that are "misaligned". He wrote in part: "We can no longer have massive trade deficits and job losses". Top administration officials said Trump will issue a pair of executive orders aimed at rooting out the causes and culprits behind America's trade deficit, in a first step toward converting tough trade rhetoric into action. (more...)
Weather Service confirms southwest MS tornado Weather Service confirms southwest MS tornado
- April 08, 2017

The House approved the bill by voice vote Tuesday, sending it to the president. On March 31, a tornado tracked into Chesapeake across the Great Dismal Swamp, then the same storm spawned a stronger EF-2 tornado near Kempsville Road. The warning will last until 7 p.m. tonight. "Our main concern right now is damaging winds and large hail", Minnick said. Round three is expected to come in the evening with storms developing through 9 p.m. (more...)
Jared Kushner omits some foreign contacts on security form Jared Kushner omits some foreign contacts on security form
- April 08, 2017

Longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone appeared on conspiracy theory outlet InfoWars to allege that Kushner is leaking stories to liberal media outlets. And yet Kushner, who is truly his duplicitous father's son, did what NY real estate developers do. A phone call with Kislyak led to Michael Flynn's resignation as Trump's national security adviser in February. (more...)
Japan to extend unilateral sanctions against North Korea
- April 08, 2017

Last Friday, the U.S. Treasury issued fresh sanctions against 11 North Koreans and one company, which it said were tied to Pyongyang's development of its weapons of mass destruction program, including financial support. Asked whether the USA could do so without China's help, Trump was quoted as replying, "Totally". Citing a high-ranking government official, Yonhap said the South's missile with a range of 800 km could serve as a strong deterrent to Pyongyang . (more...)
McConnell had 'conversations' about Utah seat McConnell had 'conversations' about Utah seat
- April 08, 2017

Hayakawa, who was 70 when he upset John Tunney in 1976. "If I could get a really outstanding person to run for my position, I might very well consider [retiring]", Hatch told the National Journal last week , adding, " Mitt Romney would be ideal". (more...)
Police fire pepper spray at opposition march in Venezuela Police fire pepper spray at opposition march in Venezuela
- April 07, 2017

One opposition party, COPEI, said two of its members were arrested on Sunday and Monday, the latest to be held in frequent detentions of anti-Maduro activists in Venezuela. "We support Maduro against these attacks, which seek to carry out a coup d'etat", said one demonstrator, Angelo Olivo. "Maduro has chosen", said Capriles. (more...)
Jurgen Klopp: Bournemouth equaliser made me almost vomit
- April 07, 2017

The Premier League is the toughest league in Europe by some distance and it is very rare that you get an easy three points. It's no joy when you have to take off your best player. Klopp must've known before the game that Sturridge isn't fit to play, yet he still chose to waste bench space on a player who's unable to contribute. (more...)
Arizona sheriff to shut down famed Tent City jails complex Arizona sheriff to shut down famed Tent City jails complex
- April 07, 2017

Their conclusion was unanimous, which Penzone said proved what he already knew: Arpaio's signature jail was nothing more than a political stunt that served his swaggering persona more than the taxpayers. During the news conference, Penzone said at least half of the people now detained at Tent City will be moved to secure facilities, within the first 45 to 60 days after the announcement Tuesday. (more...)
RBI maintains key lending rate, narrows policy corridor (Second Lead) RBI maintains key lending rate, narrows policy corridor (Second Lead)
- April 07, 2017

Various policy initiatives taken by the RBI in its first bi-monthly review of 2017-18 with focus on inflation and stressed asset management will restore confidence of investors in the economy, say bankers. Apart from the challenge of getting inflation down to 4 per cent, which was flagged by the RBI Governor at the last review, one of the biggest factors influencing the analysts seems to be the shift in the policy stance to neutral. (more...)
Florida House Gears Up for Gambling Bill Vote Florida House Gears Up for Gambling Bill Vote
- April 07, 2017

This contentious issue has been disputed between the Seminoles and the state since 2015. Still, even with the approval of his chamber, Payne's House bill differs from the Senate version. On top of that, the Seminoles are set to contest both legislative proposals as ones that require them to pay too much for too little in exchange. Senators voted 23-15 to approve their version of the bill, with Miami Republican Anitere Flores joining Democrats in opposition. (more...)
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued In Chester County Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued In Chester County
- April 07, 2017

Meteorologist Eric Schwibs, of the weather service's Gray, Maine, office, said a 2-inch rainfall combined with snowmelt in the mountains would create big problems because the ground is saturated from melting snow thanks to warming temperatures. (more...)
State Dept. employee accused of misleading FBI in China case State Dept. employee accused of misleading FBI in China case
- April 06, 2017

If convicted, Claiborne would face nearly 20 years of jail sentence for obstructing an official proceeding. Claiborne was arrested on March 28 and pleaded not guilty to the charges in the U.S. "What they are looking for is what they can not find on the Internet", the businessman responded, according to the affidavit. At one moment of doubt about their activities, Claiborne is said to have told the relative: "I really don't want my neck or your neck in a noose". (more...)
Student who choked on pancakes at contest died of asphyxia Student who choked on pancakes at contest died of asphyxia
- April 06, 2017

The student, Caitlin Nelson, was participating in a Greek life charity event when the freak accident occurred, reports the Connecticut Post . A video of Caitlin, who was just 5-years-old when her father passed, honoring her father during a 2012 memorial ceremony at Ground Zero surfaced online. (more...)
Boeing signs $3B deal with Iran airline, a first under Trump Boeing signs $3B deal with Iran airline, a first under Trump
- April 06, 2017

Dow Jones industrial component Boeing (BA ) announced its second deal with an Iranian airline , but the agreement could still be grounded as the Trump administration has vowed to scrap the nuclear agreement that opened the country to US firms. (more...)
Netflix is looking for a thumbs-up as star ratings fade away Netflix is looking for a thumbs-up as star ratings fade away
- April 06, 2017

In 2013, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office sought search warrants for the accounts of 381 people in connection with a disability benefits fraud case against city police and fire retirees. "Although seizing social media content to help curtain widespread disabilities fraud may seem to some a good bargain", Wilson wrote, "the concern of this case ... (more...)
Trump says US is ready to act alone on North Korea
- April 05, 2017

Asked if he would consider a " grand bargain " - where China pressures Pyongyang in exchange for a guarantee that the U.S. would later remove troops from the Korean peninsula - Mr Trump said: "Well if China is not going to solve North Korea, we will. (more...)
3 dead in reported boiler explosion in St. Louis
- April 04, 2017

The cast iron cylinder was about 8-9 feet long and 3 1/2-4 feet in diameter, he said. Maggie Crane said on Mayor Francis Slay's behalf that although the city doesn't inspect boilers, it requires any business with one to have a city-licensed engineer on staff whenever one of those pieces of equipment is running. (more...)
Mike Flynn failed to initially disclose payments from Russian companies Mike Flynn failed to initially disclose payments from Russian companies
- April 04, 2017

Earlier this month, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee ranking member Elijah Cummings also released documents showing Flynn made almost $68,000 in fees and expenses from Russian-related organizations, including more than $45,000 from RT tied to a December 2015 trip to Moscow where he sat near Russian President Vladimir Putin during the network's 10th anniversary party. (more...)
AP Cabinet Ministers Expansion Includes Nara Lokesh Today on April 2 AP Cabinet Ministers Expansion Includes Nara Lokesh Today on April 2
- April 03, 2017

Nara Lokesh was elected to the state legislative council under the MLAs' quota last month. Mr Lokesh's mother Bhuvaneswari and wife Brahmini were present during the ceremony. This is the first reorganisation of the state council since the government was formed on June 8, 2014. Though elected as YSR Congress members, both Bhuma and her daughter switched loyalties to the TDP in 2016. (more...)
With Vice President Pence breaking tie, Senate moves against Planned Parenthood With Vice President Pence breaking tie, Senate moves against Planned Parenthood
- April 03, 2017

Using the Congressional Review Act, which allows lawmakers to repeal recently minted regulations, senators killed a rule meant to keep federal grants flowing to clinics that provide contraception and other services in states that want to block the funding. (more...)
Heat wave: Hottest March day in Delhi since 2011 as Vidarbha sizzles Heat wave: Hottest March day in Delhi since 2011 as Vidarbha sizzles
- April 03, 2017

With the weather remaining largely dry throughout Uttar Pradesh, mercury today crossed the 40 degree mark at number of places in the state. The maximum temperature in the winter capital Jammu increased by a degree to settle at 34.1 degrees Celsius which is five degrees above normal, the spokesman said. (more...)
Syrian refugee numbers in the region surpasses five million
- April 02, 2017

Only the most vulnerable, however, are referred for resettlement. UNHCR announced the milestone a year after participating countries at a Geneva conference pledged to "resettle and facilitate pathways for 500,000 refugees" from Syria - but that only half of those places have been allocated so far. (more...)
Celebration turned to tragedy says family of police officer hit on bridge
- April 02, 2017

Little detail has officially been given about the man and what might have led him to carry out Wednesday's attack, the deadliest in Britain since the London suicide bombings of 2005 by four young British Islamists, which killed 52. "He was just another guest who checked into the hotel", adding that Masood discussed his family, saying his father was ill and mentioning his "wonderful children". (more...)
Takano says Nunes has 'shot his credibility'
- April 02, 2017

He described the source as an intelligence official, not a White House official. Later in the day, the White House vehemently denied a report that it had sought to hobble the testimony of a former acting attorney general before Nunes canceled the hearing where she was to speak. (more...)
Killed After Rivers Overflow in Colombia Killed After Rivers Overflow in Colombia
- April 02, 2017

The incident triggered by intense rains happened around midnight in Mocoa, a provincial capital of about 40,000 tucked between mountains near Colombia's southern border with Ecuador. "There are many people looking for their relatives", said Oscar Forero, a spokesman with the Colombian Red Cross. "A big portion of the many houses were just taken by the avalanche, but above all the people were warned with enough time and they were able to get out", Castro told Sky News. (more...)
Man questioned in Westminster Bridge attack set free by UK police Man questioned in Westminster Bridge attack set free by UK police
- April 02, 2017

Eleven of those arrested had already been released, and on Saturday police freed the 12th person, a 30-year-old man arrested on March 26 in Birmingham on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts. Masood drove his rented SUV into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge on March 22 before crashing his auto into railings and then running into the grounds of Parliament. (more...)
Sushma calls on Malaysian PM Razak Sushma calls on Malaysian PM Razak
- April 02, 2017

A number of agreements are expected to be signed between India and Malaysia following the delegation-level talks between the two sides. Indian officials have in the past too discussed exploring the Malaysian model and modifying it for local use here. (more...)
Tillerson meets China's Xi, says Trump hopes to meet 'soon'-State Dept Tillerson meets China's Xi, says Trump hopes to meet 'soon'-State Dept
- April 01, 2017

Xi said China expects to reach a consensus with Trump and to boost bilateral, regional, and global ties at all levels and properly address and manage sensitive issues. "Because China's stated policy is denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, we renewed our determination to work together to convince the North Korean government to choose a better path and a different future for its people", said Tillerson. (more...)
PM: Malaysia did not sever ties with North Korea
- April 01, 2017

Although details of what led to the agreement were not released, it gave North Korea custody of Mr Kim's body and allowed Malaysia to question the three men who were hiding in the embassy. Angered by Malaysia's investigation, North Korea slapped a travel ban on Malaysians earlier this month, trapping three diplomats and six of their family in Pyongyang, while Malaysia responded in kind, stopping more than 300 North Korean nationals from leaving the country. (more...)
Malaysia releases body of Kim Jong Nam to North Korea
- March 31, 2017

North Korea on Thursday said it had reached agreement with Malaysia for the return of the body of a citizen killed in Kuala Lumpur in February and identified by South Korean and USA officials as the half-brother of the North's leader. During a trip to Asia earlier this month, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told leaders in Tokyo: "I think it's important to recognize that the diplomatic and other efforts of the past 20 years to bring North Korea to a point of denuclearization have failed ". (more...)
White House invites lawmakers to see intelligence material White House invites lawmakers to see intelligence material
- March 31, 2017

Nunes earlier this month said he had been shown information indicating that the USA intelligence community incidentally collected information on members of President Trump's transition team. The House panel's work has been deeply, and perhaps irreparably, undermined by Nunes' apparent coordination with the White House. Days later, Rep. Nunes announced that he had evidence, via an unnamed source, showing that Trump and his aides' communications had been collected through legal means but then ... (more...)
Chinese President Xi Jinping To Meet With President Trump In Florida
- March 30, 2017

The GAO serves as a governmental watchdog and will examine both the cost of Trump's trips to Mar-a-Lago and the security protocol that is in place-given that Trump may discuss classified information while hosting foreign representatives. In a February 16 letter, Cummings and Democratic Senators Tom Udall, Elizabeth Warren and Sheldon Whitehouse asked the GAO to assess whether Trump and his staff had violated security protocol when hosting foreign dignitaries and handling classified information ... (more...)
Duterte: US should've sent fleet to halt China structures in disputed isles Duterte: US should've sent fleet to halt China structures in disputed isles
- March 30, 2017

Security officials also pointed out two of the nine islands occupied by the Philippines in the Spratlys archipelago are now under direct threat from China's ongoing militarization of their occupied areas in the region. "Whatever China says, in good stead, it will really do". To construct the base of the island, it piled sand on top of rocks, and then lay cement down on the sand. (more...)
After Dutch reject populism, will other Europeans follow? After Dutch reject populism, will other Europeans follow?
- March 30, 2017

Wilders' Party for Freedom ( PVV ), which ran on anti-EU and anti-immigration policies, fell short in its bid to take control of the Dutch government, winning 20 seats. The Greens, they have made great gains, whereas the Labour party that's a bit profiled on older issues, economic issues, has really kind of disappeared in the Netherlands. (more...)
We are marking 100 years of Champaran Satyagraha, says PM Modi We are marking 100 years of Champaran Satyagraha, says PM Modi
- March 29, 2017

He said that depression was not an incurable ailment and one can get rid of it if a right psychological environment is built for him or her. He the new development would be characterised by peace, unity and brotherhood. Prime Minister Narendra Modi exhorted his fellow citizens to embrace digital transactions so that the full-year target of 2,500 crore payments could be reached in half that time. (more...)