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Heavy police force deployed for anti-Macron agitation in Paris Heavy police force deployed for anti-Macron agitation in Paris
- May 05, 2018

About 2,000 members of the security forces including riot police were deployed as marchers gathered in warm spring sunshine in Opera square for a protest labelled a "party for Macron ", a tongue-in-cheek "celebration" of the 40-year-old centrist's first anniversary in power. (more...)
Germany, Belgium Set for Security Council Membership after Israeli Pullout from Race Germany, Belgium Set for Security Council Membership after Israeli Pullout from Race
- May 05, 2018

Arab countries were "doing everything possible to convince as many countries as possible to block the vote on Israel's bid for a seat at the Security Council" said Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki last month. Grenell, who was the USA spokesman at the United Nations from 2001 to 2009, tweeted about the issue on March 14. He asserted in a tweet in March that Washington, which had brokered a deal for Israel to run unopposed for one of the WEOG seats, must ensure that the European ... (more...)
Raptors forward Serge Ibaka disappointed with his performance in Game 2 Raptors forward Serge Ibaka disappointed with his performance in Game 2
- May 05, 2018

How can the Raptors possibly come back? That's what point we're at now. DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points and Kyle Lowry had 21 for the Raptors . "Naw", he said. "The thought that if we don't play well, it will be my last game of the year , that will probably hit my mind but I haven't thought about that (farewell)". (more...)
Ethiopia and Sudan agree joint port development Ethiopia and Sudan agree joint port development
- May 05, 2018

Talks are expected to start on Saturday with the irrigation and water ministers of Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt attending along with five technical experts. Previously, amid a serious deadlock in talks over the stalling of the technical studies of the disputed dam, Egypt suggested including the World Bank as a neutral mediator in the tripartite technical committee's talks on the GERD. (more...)
Knife crime has created a war zone in Britain, says Donald Trump Knife crime has created a war zone in Britain, says Donald Trump
- May 05, 2018

Karim Brohi, the director of London's major trauma system, also denounced Trump's comments, and issued a statement touting the Royal London Hospital's success in reducing the share of young knife attack patients who return with further attack wounds. (more...)
CBN Seals $2.5bn Currency Swap With China's Central Bank CBN Seals $2.5bn Currency Swap With China's Central Bank
- May 05, 2018

The Central Bank of Nigeria in its last SMIS injected the sum of $339.89, while also intervening in the inter-bank Foreign Exchange Market to the tune of $210,000,000, comprising $100million for the wholesale segment and $55 million for both the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and invisibles segment on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (more...)
Singapore is 'strongest' candidate to host Trump-Kim summit in mid-June Singapore is 'strongest' candidate to host Trump-Kim summit in mid-June
- May 05, 2018

South Korean police on Saturday prevented activists from launching anti-Pyongyang leaflets to North Korea , citing an agreement reached at a historic inter-Korean summit last month. The U.S. government is looking into reports that the Americans had recently been relocated from a labor camp to a hotel near Pyongyang, a U.S. official said on Wednesday. (more...)
Marxism Inspired Deep Changes in China, Says Xi Jinping Marxism Inspired Deep Changes in China, Says Xi Jinping
- May 05, 2018

Marxism still holds sway in China, despite decades of market-driven growth that has made it the second-largest economy in the world. Chinese President Xi Jinping hailed Karl Marx as "the greatest thinker of modern times", in a speech Friday seen as part of an effort so shore up his power against domestic critics. (more...)
Ex-US Pres. Candidate: It's Israel That Secretly Developed Nukes, Not Iran Ex-US Pres. Candidate: It's Israel That Secretly Developed Nukes, Not Iran
- May 05, 2018

That would start a 180-day clock in which companies or countries would be expected to reduce their purchases of oil from Iran . The missile programme is the cornerstone of Iranian self-preservation and thus understood to be non-negotiable. (more...)
Embattled FBI Lawyer Lisa Page Has Resigned Embattled FBI Lawyer Lisa Page Has Resigned
- May 05, 2018

Lisa Page , who served as a legal adviser to Comey and his deputy, Andrew McCabe , is also resigning, according to the report. Politico reported late previous year the investigation centered around contact between Mr. 'Jim Baker's integrity and commitment to the rule of law have benefitted (sic) our country through 5 presidents, of both parties. "We are fortunate he and so many others choose to devote their lives to justice", Mr. (more...)
Trump says will only be interviewed in Russian Federation probe if 'treated fairly' Trump says will only be interviewed in Russian Federation probe if 'treated fairly'
- May 05, 2018

He added, "I can imagine some things that I would do differently but then I'd have to figure out, so what would I do then with the alternative lives that would spin out from that and would they be better or worse?" "The problem we have is that you have 13 people that are all Democrats and they're real Democrats". (more...)
Toyota invests US$1.1bn in Canada plants Toyota invests US$1.1bn in Canada plants
- May 05, 2018

We welcome Toyota's decision to invest in our highly skilled workforce and expand its presence in Canada. Toyota Motor Corp. will spend $1.4 billion upgrading two of its three Ontario assembly plants in order to build the next generation of the RAV4 crossover vehicles, with about $200 million of that coming from two levels of government. (more...)
Cong can not defeat BJP in Assembly elections in MP, says Amit Shah
- May 05, 2018

Addressing the extended state executive body, Shah praised the BJP unit of Madhya Pradesh that has witnessed the working of stalwarts like Kushabhau Thakre and Vijayaraje Scindia. Shah later went back to Bangalore. Recently, in Karnataka , Rahul Baba (Rahul Gandhi) claimed the Congress will win the polls in MP. Slamming the erstwhile Congress regime and its leaders for denigrating the Hindu culture and religion through the term "saffron terror", Shah demanded Rahul should tender a public ... (more...)
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Barcelona vs Real Madrid
- May 05, 2018

The two teams have enjoyed success this season but in a different arena. In league meetings, the Catalan club have not been beaten by Real in the last three encounters, although they did lose both legs of the Spanish Super Cup in August 2017 to Zidane's men. (more...)
Emma Watson backs Kathua rape-murder victim's lawyer Emma Watson backs Kathua rape-murder victim's lawyer
- May 05, 2018

The apex court is hearing a plea filed by the Kathua rape and murder victim's father seeking that the trial be moved outside Jammu and Kashmir. Watson on Friday shared an article authored by Sonia Mariam Thomas about "How the Kathua rape case lawyer is a force to reckon with" and wrote: "All power to Deepika Singh Rajawat". (more...)
Severe storms bring large hail, wind damage to IL Severe storms bring large hail, wind damage to IL
- May 05, 2018

The National Weather Service classifies a thunderstorm as severe when it's capable of producing wind gusts of 58 miles per hour or higher, hail of an inch in diameter, and possibly a tornado. Marginal, Slight, Enhanced, Moderate, and High risks represent progressively larger threats for organized severe storm episodes. If they can stay together, areas along I-35 could see hail and gusty winds. (more...)
Dodgers hope to build on combined no-hitter vs. Padres
- May 05, 2018

In the seventh inning, left-hander Cingrani issued two one-out walks but eventually retired the side without allowing a hit. The two teams will face of in Monterrey Mexico for a three-game series. Hill will be making just his third start after getting a finger infection. "They did their job, and we got the win, too". But Buehler threw six hitless innings while striking out eight on Friday. (more...)
Cambridge Analytica Shuts Down Amid Facebook Data-Sharing Scandal Cambridge Analytica Shuts Down Amid Facebook Data-Sharing Scandal
- May 05, 2018

A study by Pew Research Center (before the Cambridge Analytica revelations ) polled participants on a hypothetical site that let you connect with old friends for free, but your activity on the site would be used to deliver ads (i.e.: the current Facebook setup) - 51% of participants deemed this unacceptable. (more...)
Hottest early May Bank Holiday Monday expected Hottest early May Bank Holiday Monday expected
- May 05, 2018

It will be dry and warm for most on Friday with sunny spells increasing this afternoon. Britain is set for a sun-kissed Bank Holiday weekend of glorious weather and soaring temperatures that will peak on Monday. "Some strong winds are possible over western Ireland and Scotland with gale force gusts over exposed locations". Dust off your barbecue and unpack your shorts - this week's chilly weather is set to give way to a glorious Bank Holiday weekend. (more...)
Man executed for killing off-duty prison guard groans 'It burns, man' Man executed for killing off-duty prison guard groans 'It burns, man'
- May 05, 2018

Strapped to a gurney with his arms out to his sides, Butts kept his eyes closed throughout the procedure. A tube that delivers the killing medicine via a wall appeared to pulse quickly after the warden left the dying chamber at 9:42. Wilson, who has additionally been sentenced to dying, is interesting his case. Prison officials said Butts declined to make a recorded statement before his execution. (more...)
Tornado watch and wind advisory in effect Tornado watch and wind advisory in effect
- May 05, 2018

The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for northern IL and northwest IN, warning of a significant thunderstorm risk with an elevated risk of quarter-size hail. A weather radio is a good thing to have to alert you of severe weather. Our latest high-res model runs show the storms staying together and arriving in Waco a little after lunch. (more...)
Lib Dems Hold SLDC In Local Elections Lib Dems Hold SLDC In Local Elections
- May 05, 2018

And executive member for children's services Mark Ashwell was another casualty for the Conservatives as his Evendons seat was conceded to Liberal Democrat candidate Louise Power. "We were a very damaged party throughout the coalition government". On Friday, the Lib Dems were back in the ascendency , with the Conservatives reduced to seven councillors from 39. (more...)
What could Iran do if Trump pulls out of nuclear deal?
- May 05, 2018

U.S. West Texas Intermediate ( WTI ) crude futures added 3 cents to $68.46 per barrel by 0040 GMT. Trump has suggested that he may reimpose sanctions on Tehran starting May 12, a move that would effectively destroy the Iran deal. The IMF said sustained growth of 6.2 percent is needed to keep unemployment at its current average rate of 10. But bullish factors, including an increase in Saudi Arabia's official oil selling price to Asia , also underpinned prices, according to ... (more...)
N will win next general elections: Pak PM N will win next general elections: Pak PM
- May 05, 2018

He said a politician served the Country despite many difficulties he had to suffer. "Iqama is nothing but a type of visa". This decision will neither be accepted by history nor people, he remarked. "You may go anywhere, but you will only find work done by the PML-N", Abbasi said, adding, "Be it motorways, industry or other things, everything shows the PML-N's performance". (more...)
US Navy's new command puts Russian Federation in the crosshairs US Navy's new command puts Russian Federation in the crosshairs
- May 05, 2018

Its commander has not yet been selected, but he or she will report to Fleet Forces Command, headed by the newly-appointed Adm. Christopher Grady. According to a release from the Navy, Second Fleet will exercise operational and administrative authorities over assigned ships, aircraft and landing forces on the East Coast and northern Atlantic Ocean. (more...)
Usa, Trump posticipa di un mese la decisione sui dazi Ue Usa, Trump posticipa di un mese la decisione sui dazi Ue
- May 05, 2018

Vedremo nei prossimi giorni se la trattativa verrà avviata con un tono di polemiche finalmente sedato, ora che la minaccia è stata rimossa. Con ripercussioni pesanti anche per il nostro paese. "Le guerre dei dazi rischiano di accrescere squilibri di mercato - evidenzia il presidente Massimiliano Giansanti - si parte dall' acciaio , ma si puo' arrivare facilmente all' agricoltura e all' agroalimentare, con effetti molto negativi per un Paese come il nostro". (more...)
Cuffed Utah man jumps from second-floor courthouse balcony Cuffed Utah man jumps from second-floor courthouse balcony
- May 05, 2018

A man in Utah jumped off a second floor courthouse balcony after running from a courtroom Wednesday. At one point in the video, he abruptly gets up and runs out of the courtroom. Police spokesman Matt Johnson says it's unclear whether or not Rudd was making an attempt to injure himself. Rudd, who was arrested on theft, possession of a unsafe weapon by a restricted person and drug-related charges on April 26, can be seen with blood coming out of his head and wincing in pain as bailiffs hold ... (more...)
Man, nephew killed by gunmen in north Kashmir Man, nephew killed by gunmen in north Kashmir
- May 05, 2018

Militants unleashed a bloodbath for the second time in less than 12 hours when they killed uncle and nephew in the cold blood at Hajin in North Kashmir's Bandipora district on Friday night. In another incident, gunmen forced their entry into the house of Mohammad Ashraf Mir at Harwan in Sopore and opened indiscriminate firing, killing him on the spot and critically injuring his wife. (more...)
Kasauli woman officer's 'killer' sent to police remand Kasauli woman officer's 'killer' sent to police remand
- May 05, 2018

Interestingly, the accused was seen borrowing phones from passers by to make calls to his relatives. Kasauli firing accused Vijay Thakur, who was arrested from Mathura on Thursday evening, was produced in the court of Civil Judge Yuzvinder Singh, where he was remanded to five-day police custody on Friday. (more...)
Jharkhand: Gang-rape and murder of minor girl, 14 arrested Jharkhand: Gang-rape and murder of minor girl, 14 arrested
- May 05, 2018

According to local media reports, the four accused, all youngsters, abducted the minor from near her house when her family members had gone to attend a marriage. A case has been registered and a hunt has been launched to apprehend the culprit, the sources added. In another rape incident in Palamau district, the village Panchayat asked the rape accused to pay Rs 15,000 to settle the issue. (more...)

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