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U.S. top diplomat Mike Pompeo visits North Korea U.S. top diplomat Mike Pompeo visits North Korea
- May 09, 2018

News of it did not emerge just before his Senate confirmation vote less than two weeks ago. On Tuesday, he said this trip will allow him to continue discussions he began on his last visit and begin to outline the substance of an agenda for the summit between Trump and Kim. (more...)
Duterte appoints Bernadette Puyat as Department of Tourism secretary Duterte appoints Bernadette Puyat as Department of Tourism secretary
- May 09, 2018

She brings to her new job a passion for countryside development. President Duterte has chosen Agriculture Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat as the next secretary of the Department of Tourism. She is the sister of former Pasig Rep. She later joined the Macapagal Arroyo administration in 2005 as consultant to the powerful Presidential Management Staff, before joining Arthur Yap who became DA Secretary. (more...)
PM Modi 9th on Forbes most powerful list, behind Xi, Putin, Trump PM Modi 9th on Forbes most powerful list, behind Xi, Putin, Trump
- May 09, 2018

Forbes cited Duterte's war on drugs that "has already resulted in the killing of thousands of people across the archipelago country" in its brief profile of the Philippine leader. For four consecutive years he was given the top spot, but this year Jinping has replaced him. However, the biggest change in the list was at the top, where Xi Jinping climbed three spots to dethrone Vladimir Putin, who was named the world's most powerful person for four years in a row. (more...)
Caxton Associates LP Decreases Position in Bank of America (BAC) Caxton Associates LP Decreases Position in Bank of America (BAC)
- May 09, 2018

The stock increased 0.60% or $0.7642 during the last trading session, reaching $128.9242. BAC has 6.93 million shares volume. Riverview Bancorp, Inc. The stock has "Buy" rating by Societe Generale on Wednesday, January 11. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday , April 16 by Nomura. BMO Capital Markets lifted their price target on shares of Bank of America to $34.00 and gave the company an "average" rating in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. (more...)
Slow Capital Inc. Acquires New Holdings in McDonald's Co. (MCD) Slow Capital Inc. Acquires New Holdings in McDonald's Co. (MCD)
- May 09, 2018

Following a 41.4% surge in 2017 - its second best year ever - MCD remains lower on a year-to-date basis , though the company reported upbeat earnings a week ago. It improved, as 54 investors sold McDonald's Corporation shares while 601 reduced holdings. That activity is comparable to their recent volume average trend of almost 1.69 million shares which they recorded over a period of three months. (more...)
Tamil Nadu CM lays foundation stone for Jayalalithaa's 50 crore memorial l Tamil Nadu CM lays foundation stone for Jayalalithaa's 50 crore memorial l
- May 09, 2018

The memorial will be designed like the phoenix bird and it is estimated to cost Rs 50 crore to be built. Later Palaniswami placed the first brick followed by Panneerselvam. Jayaalithaa died on December 5, 2016 and was laid to rest behind the memorial of MGR on December 6, 2016. The DMK meanwhile objected to the religious ceremony held to mark the foundation laying. (more...)
Ex-CIA officer charged with conspiracy to commit espionage Ex-CIA officer charged with conspiracy to commit espionage
- May 09, 2018

If convicted he faces life in prison. Between 2010 and 2012, more than a dozen USA sources in China were killed or imprisoned, the New York Times reported a year ago. Officials have not said why it took so long to bring charges against Lee, nor detailed what materials he gave to the Chinese agents. "When government officials violate their oath to defend our nation and protect its secrets, [we] will hold them accountable", USA assistant attorney for national security general John Demers said. (more...)
Grand Rapids-Area Students Hurt in Bus Crash Grand Rapids-Area Students Hurt in Bus Crash
- May 09, 2018

A bus carrying Grand Rapids High School students overturned Monday morning on U.S. Highway 2 in Northwestern Minnesota about five miles outside of Bagley. The cause of the accident is unknown. Another bus from Grand Rapids then picked up the non-injured students. The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating the incident. (more...)
Trump intends to cut spending where he shouldn't Trump intends to cut spending where he shouldn't
- May 09, 2018

The $7 billion spending cut to CHIP was proposed since those funds "are no longer necessary or can't be spent because the authority to do so expired previous year", the release said. House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., has not looked closely at the rescissions request yet but said he's talked to Connecticut Rep. Rosa DeLauro, the lead Democratic appropriator on the Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee, and she believes the CHIP rescission would be very harmful. (more...)
Everton forward Wayne Rooney in talks with MLS side DC United Everton forward Wayne Rooney in talks with MLS side DC United
- May 09, 2018

Reports of Rooney's growing frustration at Everton have surfaced, and he has a year left on his contract. The report claims that talks between the former England captain and the Washington-based team have been stepped up in recent weeks, with the United States transfer window opening on July 10. (more...)
Bill Gates says he'd bet against Bitcoin Bill Gates says he'd bet against Bitcoin
- May 09, 2018

Gates dismissed bitcoin as an asset class saying it does not support any real production activity and as such, there was no reason why it should be expected to increase in value . Still, Buffett admitting that he'd be a seller even though he "doesn't know anything about" bitcoin - he even claimed he wouldn't be able to explain bitcoin to a classroom of young students - should signal that readers should take his comments with a grain of salt. (more...)
Pompeo expected to return with three American detainees - South Korean official Pompeo expected to return with three American detainees - South Korean official
- May 09, 2018

A senior presidential official told reporters on Wednesday that Pompeo is likely to exchange views with North Korean officials on the date and venue for the upcoming summit. Pompeo's return to North Korea comes in his second week as the administration's top diplomat. "I look forward to planning a successful summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un", Pompeo tweeted. (more...)
Cordray, DeWine win nominations in OH governor primary — CNN projects
- May 09, 2018

Rokita in particular has tested whether a Republican candidate not named Trump can find success by adopting the president's over-the-top and confrontational style. The stakes for whoever comes out on top on Tuesday are high - President Trump carried the state by almost 20 points in 2016 and Pence previously served as the state's governor and congressman. (more...)
Iran wakes up to learn Trump plans nuclear deal announcement Iran wakes up to learn Trump plans nuclear deal announcement
- May 09, 2018

Macron said France doesn't plan to leave the agreement but is happy to work with Trump in crafting a new, more comprehensive deal that addresses some of the issues that both countries feel were left out of the current version. The deal made no mention of Iran's ballistic missiles program and their human rights abuses. Trump and the United States also came under fire from Iran's first vice president, Eshaq Jahangiri, a popular reformist politician who has been suggested as a possible ... (more...)
'Defective at Its Core': Trump Annouces US Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal 'Defective at Its Core': Trump Annouces US Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal
- May 09, 2018

Trump made clear that he views the threat of an Iranian strike on the USA mainland as a real possibility, saying, " America will not be held hostage to nuclear blackmail". What happens when the U.S. puts pressure on the United Kingdom to stop British companies trading with Iran, as they began doing when the Iranian economy opened up in the wake of the sanctions being lifted. (more...)
Syrian state media: Israel attacks military base south of Damascus Syrian state media: Israel attacks military base south of Damascus
- May 09, 2018

The Sana news agency said Syrian air defences had shot down two Israeli missiles in the Kiswah area on Tuesday. "For weeks now, Iran has been moving deadly weaponry to its forces in Syria , with the objective of striking at Israel ", Netanyahu stated. (more...)
Nordstrom Rack apologizes to black men accused of stealing Nordstrom Rack apologizes to black men accused of stealing
- May 09, 2018

Mekhi Lee, Dirone Taylor and Eric Rogers II were in the store on Thursday . The police showed up but determined there was no crime. Nordstrom Rack leadership told St. "When she called us a punk, and she didn't have anything to do with the situation, everyone in the store is against us looking at us insane, (and) we didn't do anything", Lee told the St. (more...)
New mental health service for South Yorkshire mums New mental health service for South Yorkshire mums
- May 09, 2018

Rather, CMHA argues mental health is about "feeling good about who you are, having balance in your life, and managing life's highs and lows". Hasselback told NanaimoNewsNow about one-in-three people in the Nanaimo area deals with depression and around one-to-two percent of the population has an opioid dependency disorder. (more...)
Hungarian president asks Viktor Orban to form new government Hungarian president asks Viktor Orban to form new government
- May 09, 2018

Mr. Orban's party, Fidesz, and the allied Christian Democratic People's Party won 133 of the 199 seats in Parliamentary after a campaign that election observers called free but not entirely fair . Their demands include reform of the electoral system, redesigned by Fidesz in 2011 and which critics say helped deliver Orban's party its two-thirds majority, even though it won under half of the vote. (more...)
High Court finds Labor Senator Katy Gallagher ineligible because of dual citizenship High Court finds Labor Senator Katy Gallagher ineligible because of dual citizenship
- May 09, 2018

Despite attempting to renounce her British citizenship, the High Court ruled that the Labor Senator missed the deadline, and was a dual citizen at the time of her election. "(Opposition Leader) Bill Shorten must require the resignation of those three Labor members today, and that must occur before close of business today". (more...)
Joel Embiid, Marcus Morris exchange barbs after chippy Game 4
- May 09, 2018

Yes, the argument can be made that Embiid deserves to be somewhat at fault as well for attempting to get the basketball out of Rozier's hands, but also the argument can be made he was just trying to quickly get the Sixers moving to potentially catch the Celtics off guard. (more...)
Alibaba acquires Pakistan's eCommerce platform Daraz.pk Alibaba acquires Pakistan's eCommerce platform Daraz.pk
- May 09, 2018

Similar rumors were speculating a year ago as well but maybe the deal wasn't close, unlike this time. The deal, which comes on the heels of Alibaba's purchase of 20 percent stakes in bKash, suggests Bangladesh, a country with a population of more than 160 million and rising internet adoption, has properly piqued the Chinese e-commerce titan's interests. (more...)
Ridiculous to claim that woman's attire is reason behind rape: Nirmala Sitharaman Ridiculous to claim that woman's attire is reason behind rape: Nirmala Sitharaman
- May 09, 2018

You can't hold the Army responsible for being firm with terror. "So, if that has been a stated desire, for a stone pelting incident to have hurt and killed a tourist, it's certainly not very conducive to that", Sitharaman said. "I don't know whether it (the incident) was inadvertent or (committed) knowingly but it is completely condemnable", the minister told reporters at an interaction here. (more...)
Man killed in motorcycle crash near Custer Man killed in motorcycle crash near Custer
- May 09, 2018

His name is not being released pending notification of family. The bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the big rig, a 56-year-old Winter Springs man, was not injured. Meanwhile, a pedestrian was struck and killed at 6:05 a.m. on Orange Blossom Trail at Rose Avenue in Orange County. According to Florida Highway Patrol , the bicyclist was riding east on U.S. (more...)
Malaysia's Najib to face toughest election yet on Wednesday Malaysia's Najib to face toughest election yet on Wednesday
- May 09, 2018

The four-party opposition alliance, Pact of Hope, got a huge boost when veteran ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad was picked to run as their prime ministerial candidate, and they hope the Malay nationalist will help swing Muslim voters away from BN. (more...)
OR honors, remembers 183 fallen law enforcement officers OR honors, remembers 183 fallen law enforcement officers
- May 09, 2018

The buffet luncheon combines the "Officer of the Year" awards ceremony and a memorial ceremony, which will honor officers who have died or been disabled in the line of duty. Williams said. The Chattanooga police department participates every year in the Road to Hope ride. According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, since the first known line-of-duty death in 1791, more than 21,000 US law enforcement officers have made the ultimate sacrifice. (more...)
Wake County to close schools on May 16 for teacher rally Wake County to close schools on May 16 for teacher rally
- May 09, 2018

Last week, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Durham County, Chapel Hill-Carrboro, and Guilford County schools all announced they would close as well. NCAE members will end the day at 3:30 p.m. Advanced Placement testing for schools will move to the May 23 make-up day. Test coordinators will work with individual families to ensure all students have transportation to the IB test sites. (more...)
FIFA fines Russian Football Union for fans' discriminatory misconduct FIFA fines Russian Football Union for fans' discriminatory misconduct
- May 09, 2018

Video of the March match in St. Petersburg, which France won 3-1, showed Russian spectators directing monkey noises at Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba before the Frenchman scored. On May 31, two weeks before the World Cup opens, UEFA will judge a charge of racist chanting by Zenit fans during a game against Leipzig. "FIFA has also introduced a three-step procedure in case of discriminatory incidents, which allows referees to actively intervene to make the discriminatory behavior ... (more...)
New Report Provides 2011-2018 Overview of Global Sea Food Packaging Market New Report Provides 2011-2018 Overview of Global Sea Food Packaging Market
- May 09, 2018

The Clientele of Questale includes many companies from the Fortune 500 list and various other companies, governments, organizations and institutions globally. Revenue-wise, the opportunities in the aseptic packaging market, worldwide, is estimated to translate into US$80.49 billion by the end of 2024, swelling up from the market's evaluated worth of US$41.31 billion as of 2017. (more...)
Rudy Giuliani goes from Rudy Giuliani goes from "America's Mayor" to Trump's chump
- May 09, 2018

Cohen had paid Daniels $130,000 of his own money back in 2016 to buy Daniels' silence about an alleged affair between herself and Trump back in 2006. Ivanka Trump was spotted with husband Jared Kushner for a morning jog outside of their Washington DC home on Saturday. (more...)

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