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Couple announces divorce, cites Donald Trump as the reason

Couple announces divorce, cites Donald Trump as the reason The woman issued a press release stating that the couple were forced to end their marriage due to their political differences. Lynn is reportedly getting a $100,000 settlement, including a new BMW and $40,000 in cash. The "successful PR firm" cited in the release is " Lynn Aronberg Public Relations", which she continues to run while serviing as as executive vice president of TransMedia, the P... [Full Article...]

United States hits Iran with more sanctions in response to space launch

United States hits Iran with more sanctions in response to space launch The sanctions hit six Iranian subsidiaries of the Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group, described by the Treasury Department as "central" to Iran's ballistic missiles program. Despite the deal limiting Iran's nuclear activity, the US has continued to punish Tehran for developing ballistic missile technology. "Rhetoric and actions from the USA show bad faith", Zarif said. [Full Article...]

GOP eyes narrow bill to advance goal on "Obamacare" repeal

GOP eyes narrow bill to advance goal on But senators didn't get around to voting until this week: voting down the BCRA , a delayed partial repeal of Obamacare, and then skinny repeal . "We're in the twilight zone of legislating", Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill said . But Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) objected, putting off consideration of the defense bill until next week. "And we shouldn't do the same with ours", McCain said then. [Full Article...]

European Union court orders Poland to halt logging in primeval forest

Brussels said President Andrzej Duda's unexpected vetoing of two controversial reforms, including one targeting the supreme court , had not ended the risk to the independence of Polish judges. Ever since it came to power in Poland in the fall of 2015, Kaczynski's party has been accused of taking systematic steps to crack down on the rule of law, and place the state administration and the media un... [Full Article...]

Jordanians killed, 1 Israeli wounded at Israeli embassy

Jordanians killed, 1 Israeli wounded at Israeli embassy An Israeli government source, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, said Israel was also "giving preliminary consideration to offering compensation to the family of the second Jordanian (the landlord) killed in the incident". "I can not find a convincing justification, neither over the return of the Israeli security guard, nor the official narrative". The neighboring countries are also invol... [Full Article...]

Charlie Gard dies after life support is switched off

Charlie Gard dies after life support is switched off His parents' legal bid to take their son overseas for experimental treatment attracted the support of both the Pope and US President Donald Trump. CHARLIE Gard has died a week before his first birthday after the High Court ruled he must be moved to a hospice. [Full Article...]

Ryan disappointed on Senate healthcare vote, but 'we should not give up'

Ryan disappointed on Senate healthcare vote, but 'we should not give up' Ryan and other Republican leaders said in a joint statement Thursday , "We appreciate that there are many unknowns associated with it and have made a decision to set this policy aside in order to advance tax reform". Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) said that Senate and House leadership will work to go to conference to hash out the differences between the House-passed American Health Ca... [Full Article...]

European Union freedom of movement to end by March 2019, minister says

European Union freedom of movement to end by March 2019, minister says PHILIP HAMMOND today admitted that Britain's relationship with the European Union will not change for up to three years after Brexit . This transition could last until the planned date of the next parliamentary election in June 2022, Hammond said. [Full Article...]

Friday space launch puts University of Tennessee back in space

Friday space launch puts University of Tennessee back in space A Russian Soyuz MS-05 manned spacecraft has blasted off from the Baikonur spaceport in Kazakhstan to deliver a new expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), a TASS correspondent reports from the scene. Coverage of hatch opening and welcoming ceremonies will begin at 7 p.m. While they're there, they'll spend many hours in the weightless laboratories, conducting a variety of science e... [Full Article...]

Dead, 4 Wounded in German Supermarket Attack

Dead, 4 Wounded in German Supermarket Attack Police said several people suffered stab wounds and one of the victims was fatally wounded. The supermarket where the attack took place is located in Barmbek, a northeast neighborhood in the northern port city of Hamburg. Witnesses followed him and raised the alarm at about 3.10pm before police swooped to make an arrest. Germany is still trying to recover from the deadly terrorist attack last ... [Full Article...]

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar rules out Irish Sea as new border after Brexit

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar rules out Irish Sea as new border after Brexit He added: "Any barrier or border on the island of Ireland in my view risks undermining a very hard-won peace process and all of the parties in Northern Ireland, whether they are unionist or nationalist, recognise we want to keep the free movement of people and goods and services and livelihoods". [Full Article...]

Former Uzbek president's daughter gets 5 years in prison

Former Uzbek president's daughter gets 5 years in prison Karimova was once a high-profile figure tipped to succeed her father, serving in diplomatic posts including as ambassador to Spain and Uzbekistan's permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva . "She has been taken into custody", the report said. It is thought she has been under house arrest. The criminal case on suspicion of money laundering as a result of corruption violations... [Full Article...]

New £200k Ferrari wrecked after smash on way from showroom

New £200k Ferrari wrecked after smash on way from showroom The police said in a Facebook statement that the driver "only had minor cuts and bruises" after Thursday's smash, but they also detected "a sense of damaged pride". Despite the severe damage to the brand new sports vehicle, officers said the man was very lucky to have walked away from the scene with only minor cuts and bruises. [Full Article...]

BT reports 43pc profit drop after £225m charge over Italian scandal

BT reports 43pc profit drop after £225m charge over Italian scandal In January, BT wrote down the value of its Italian unit by £530m after it said it had uncovered years of "inappropriate behaviour". The German and French carriers, at the time of the £12.5 billion sale of EE to BT , invested large stakes in the UK's former state monopoly. [Full Article...]

Some Lawmakers Pose Concerns About Foxconn Deal

Some Lawmakers Pose Concerns About Foxconn Deal Foxconn plans to make LCD screens for medical, automotive, aviation and entertainment industries at the plant in Wisconsin, and will be the first of its kind in North America. Landing the multistate competition had been cast as a once-in-a-generation opportunity. Taiwan-based Foxconn is perhaps best known for assembling Apple iPhones in China and is the world's biggest contract assembler of smar... [Full Article...]

IN officer dies after shot multiple times

IN officer dies after shot multiple times The Indianapolis Star reports Allan was responding to a report of a flipped auto around 3 p.m. Thursday when one of the vehicle's occupants opened fire, hitting Allan. They were taken to a hospital nearby and were held in custody with non-life threatening injuries. Lt. Allan was a hard worker, and today was no different. [Full Article...]

Donovan to travel with Trump on Air Force One Friday

Donovan to travel with Trump on Air Force One Friday Members of the immigrant and Latino communities will be protesting a speech by President Donald Trump on a visit to Long Island on Friday. President Trump is speaking today at the Suffolk County Community College, Brentwood, L.I., on the topic of the "MS-13 Street Gang", which has been criticized by U.S. [Full Article...]

BJP's Kerala office vandalised by CPI(M) activists, case registered

BJP's Kerala office vandalised by CPI(M) activists, case registered The police said that a case has been registered and investigation is underway. Balakrishnan condemned the attack on houses of CPI-M workers and alleged that it would not have happened without the knowledge of CPI (M) state leadership. "CPM workers should exercise self-restraint and not be drawn into such provocations", he said. A police team was posted here and the visuals show it was a policema... [Full Article...]

With New Sanctions, Senate Forces President's Hand on Russia

With New Sanctions, Senate Forces President's Hand on Russia The White House has sent mixed signals about the president's intentions. Eager to punish Russian Federation for meddling in the 2016 election, Congress on Tuesday overwhelmingly backed a new package of sanctions against Moscow that prohibits Trump from waiving the penalties without first getting permission from Congress. [Full Article...]

Pakistan's Supreme Court disqualifies PM Sharif over corruption

Pakistan's Supreme Court disqualifies PM Sharif over corruption Sharif's cabinet also stands dissolved. "Not a single penny (of) corruption has been proved in this decision against Nawaz Sharif and the people of Pakistan also know it", information minister Maryam Aurangzeb told reporters after the decision. [Full Article...]


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