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Trump tweets Turnbull: Australia off the hook on tariffs

Trump tweets Turnbull: Australia off the hook on tariffs In a series of tweets exchanged between the pair on Saturday morning, Trump and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Australia would be exempt from new steel and aluminum tariffs the U.S. In the immediate aftermath, Australian Trade Minister Steve Ciobo told local media that he was " seeking urgent clarification " from us officials to see if Australia would be exempt. [Full Article...]

Weekend snow threat will be hit or miss for DC region

Weekend snow threat will be hit or miss for DC region The above map, released Thursday morning by the National Weather Service , shows expected end times for precipitation across the state. "(We) were kind of in the middle and we obviously didn't get one-to-three inches". Several highways are closed due to multiple accidents. downed power lines and deep snow. In Pennsylvania , Philadelphia was forecast to get between 6 to 8 inches Wednesday ... [Full Article...]

Trump announces stiff trade tariffs, unswayed by warnings

The prices of a host of products made from steel and aluminum are expected to rise, and several countries have already threatened to impose their own tariffs on USA goods in retaliation. President Trump spoke at length about how the USA industry had been taken advantage of over the years. Some of them will be mildly helped by the president's tariffs. [Full Article...]

Duterte 'Needs Psychiatric Evaluation' - UN Human Rights Head

Duterte 'Needs Psychiatric Evaluation' - UN Human Rights Head Zeid also referred to a pending terrorism case against the UN's special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous people , Victoria Tauli Corpuz . "This is absolutely disgraceful that the president of a country could speak in this way, using the foulest of language against a rapporteur that is highly respected", he said. [Full Article...]

Police release frantic 911 calls from Florida school shooting

Police release frantic 911 calls from Florida school shooting In objecting to the three-day waiting period, he lines up with conservatives who believe-correctly, in my view-that waiting periods do nothing of outcome to stop crime, and that, in the case of long guns, they can not even be said to limit suicide. [Full Article...]

Leeds United owner savage Wolves comments draw vicious responses

Leeds United owner savage Wolves comments draw vicious responses Mendes represents Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo and a number of the club's players, while Fosun also own shares in Mendes' agency, Gestifute. The EFL says it is aware of concerns that have been raised and will deal with them appropriately. Mendes was involved in Fosun's £30million takeover of the club in 2016. [Full Article...]

Harvey Weinstein May Finally Get What's Coming to Him

Harvey Weinstein May Finally Get What's Coming to Him The top detective of the New York City said in a statement that on Wednesday the police have collected a considerable amount of evidence in the rape investigation of American film producer Harvey Weinstein but it is the matter of the district attorney to judge whether the dishonored media personage gets indicted. [Full Article...]

Feds Want Full Investigation Into Broadcom's Qualcomm Bid

Feds Want Full Investigation Into Broadcom's Qualcomm Bid Broadcom's statements indicate that it is looking to take a "private equity'-style direction if it acquired Qualcomm which means reducing long-term investment, such as R&D, and focusing on short term profitability". CFIUS has the power to block acquisitions on national security grounds. "They don't invest in risk", said McGregor. CFIUS's intervention at this early stage is rare. [Full Article...]

Rand Paul's Neighbor Pleads Guilty to Assaulting the Lawmaker

Rand Paul's Neighbor Pleads Guilty to Assaulting the Lawmaker Paul suffered multiple broken ribs in the attack . His attorney will ask for probation while prosecutors will recommend he serve 21 months. Boucher, an anesthesiologist, faces up to 10 years in jail and a $250,000 fine. Paul has said he never saw the attacker because he was facing downhill and wearing ear protection from the noise of his lawn mower. An acquaintance of both men said they had l... [Full Article...]

Parkland parents urge lawmakers to go forward with school safety reforms

Parkland parents urge lawmakers to go forward with school safety reforms Just two weeks old, SB 7026 managed to pass the Republican-controlled body 20-18 with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle crossing over. Any teacher who does nothing but work in a classroom would not be eligible for the program, but teachers who perform other duties, such as serving as a coach, and other school employees could still participate. [Full Article...]

Ambedkar statue vandalised, RK Singh condemns

Ambedkar statue vandalised, RK Singh condemns After destroying Dr Ambedkar's statue in Meerut on Wednesday, second statue of Dr Ambedkar was vandalised where his statue was smeared with raid paint by unknown miscreants in Chennai . Adequate police personnel have been deployed in the area to check any other untoward incident. The agitators called off the protest after district administration assured them that a new statue of Ambedkar would ... [Full Article...]

South Park: The Fractured But Whole gets vampire expansion this month

South Park: The Fractured But Whole gets vampire expansion this month In the DLC, Mysterion (AKA Kenny) recruits you in an attempt to rescue his sister, who is now being held in Cartman's favorite restaurant: Casa Bonita. The player then gets to explore Black Bart's Cave, eat "tasty Mexican food" and defeat vampires, according to the writeup from IGN. "Would I recommend The Fractured but Whole to someone that's a longtime fan of South Park? ". [Full Article...]

Government To Reveal Proposed Abortion Laws If 8th Amendment Is Repealed

Government To Reveal Proposed Abortion Laws If 8th Amendment Is Repealed The intended date to hold the referendum is May 25. He will describe the regime he would aim to bring in in the event of a repeal vote. On the subject of women and girls who become pregnant through sexual violence, the bishops said: "A child conceived following rape is also a person". [Full Article...]

U.S. trade deficit jumps to more than nine-year high

U.S. trade deficit jumps to more than nine-year high A White House official said Trump was referencing an ongoing investigation of China in which the USA trade representative is studying whether Chinese intellectual property rules are "unreasonable or discriminatory" to U.S. China had planned to send a delegation of 40 people for the talks but had to reduce the number to 10 after the U.S. objected. Its success highlights the isolation of the US ... [Full Article...]

Three killed in Maharashtra factory blasts

Three killed in Maharashtra factory blasts Police, fire and medical teams were called in after the blast in Palghar's Tarapur town, and the entire area has been cordoned off as the forces try to extinguish the fire on Friday morning. Fire controllers rushed to the spot and the operation is on. Fearing it to be an natural disaster, people rushed to the streets. The first blast occurred in Novaphene Specialties Private Limited in E-107 u... [Full Article...]

Hostage situation, shots fired at California veterans home

Hostage situation, shots fired at California veterans home Police have not confirmed the report. He tells KTVU-TV the property of the large veterans home was evacuated after a man with a gun was reported on the grounds. There was no immediate information on injuries. According to California's Veterans Affairs website the home is the largest veterans' home in the U.S. [Full Article...]

China urges US, North Korea to hold talks 'sooner than later'

China urges US, North Korea to hold talks 'sooner than later' Wang pointed to what he said were several already very successful Belt and Road-linked projects, including building power plants in Pakistan and China's operation of Greece's largest port at Piraeus. A Politico reporter tweeted Wednesday that the administration may be 'eyeing tariffs on more than 100 Chinese products as well as investment restrictions'. [Full Article...]

Boney, Anil & Manish Malhotra arrive after immersing Sridevi's ashes in Haridwar

Boney, Anil & Manish Malhotra arrive after immersing Sridevi's ashes in Haridwar Janhvi lost her mother Sridevi just 10 days ahead of her birthday, but was courageous enough to step out of her house to spend her day at an old age home. While Sairat was set in rural Maharashtra, Dhadak is based in Rajasthan. It releases on 6th July 2018. "Karan Johar has asked her to take her own time before she gets back to work but she resumed working on Thursday", a source said. [Full Article...]

Valve is Going to Start Shipping Games Again

Valve is Going to Start Shipping Games Again There's no concrete evidence from the presentation that Valve is working on anything else besides the aforementioned VR games and Artifact , but it's still great to hear that a company with a storied history in game development seems to be back to doing what first made it such a beloved figure in the industry. [Full Article...]

Palestinian man killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers in West Bank: medics

Palestinian man killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers in West Bank: medics Earlier this week, officials in Gaza said hundreds of tents are to be erected near the Gaza-Israel border for a six-week protest between March 30 and May 15. It sees the entire city as its capital. The act unveiled Thursday was passed late Wednesday, just hours after the passage of yet another contentious legislation, authorizing the regime's interior ministry to strip Palestinians in East J... [Full Article...]


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