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Peru's new president vows to tackle corruption in wake of voting scandal

Peru's new president vows to tackle corruption in wake of voting scandal In a speech before Peru's opposition-controlled Congress after being sworn in, Vizcarra said he would form a completely new cabinet and that no branch of government should trample another. To stem off an even more disgraceful exit, Mr Kuczynski delivered a resignation letter to congress on Wednesday, blaming relentless attacks by his opponents for making it impossible to govern. [Full Article...]

Trains, Flights Grounded As Strikes Challenge Macron Across France

Trains, Flights Grounded As Strikes Challenge Macron Across France Turnout was much stronger amid railway staff, who grounded sixty percent of fast trains and 75 percent of inter-city trains, while 30 percent of flights to and from Paris airports were cancelled. The government has insisted that it will stay the course of reforms to cut state spending in the tightly controlled public sector labour markets and railroad system in order to stimulate the stagnant ... [Full Article...]

Sacramento shooting: How police opened fire on unarmed black man with cellphone

Sacramento shooting: How police opened fire on unarmed black man with cellphone As protesters gathered outside the arena, they locked hands and barred fans from entering. Demonstrators blocked the entrance to a local arena where an National Basketball Association game between the Sacramento Kings and the Atlanta Hawks was being held, chanting "Black Lives Matter". [Full Article...]

Massive fire spreading through Dublin hotel

Massive fire spreading through Dublin hotel More than 150 guests of a Dublin Hotel are safe after the hotel was evacuated. Eight fire brigades and medics arrived to the scene. Gardaí are also at the scene and traffic diversions are in place around the area. At least five of the top floors appeared to be destroyed in last night's fire. Dublin City Council has confirmed no homeless families were staying in the hotel at the time. [Full Article...]

Vietnam Halts Oil Project In South China Sea

Vietnam Halts Oil Project In South China Sea Even as the world focused on the impending trade war between the USA and China, tension escalated in the disputed South China Sea region where the U.S. The US has been criticizing China for constructing islands and military installations and limiting the free movement in the global trade route. Two Chinese frigates "took immediate action" and "warned off and dispelled" the USS Mustin , accordin... [Full Article...]

Industry Sounds Off on Trump's Actions Against China

Industry Sounds Off on Trump's Actions Against China Capri said he believes China is having to reconsider its trade policy which he described as "very, very supportive of its own industries though various protectionist mechanisms ". Following a memorandum from President Trump, on August 18, 2017, the US Trade Representative initiated an investigation under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 into the government of China's acts, policies, and p... [Full Article...]

China squares up to Trump over $60bn tariff move

China squares up to Trump over $60bn tariff move We are competing, and winning, with our exports to China growing nicely from zero to about 2.5 million boxes per year. The US concluded China engages in a range of violations, including policies that force American companies to transfer technology and the accessing of trade secrets through hacking, said Eissenstat. [Full Article...]

Herbert OKs medical marijuana for research, terminally ill

Herbert OKs medical marijuana for research, terminally ill Johnston said the department is encouraging providers to voluntarily register for the tracking system, since they would otherwise have to come up with other ways to ensure they are in compliance. The department will publish a list of approved academic clinical research centers by the end of May, and prospective clinical registrants working with approved research centers will have until July 12 t... [Full Article...]

Hey Google, request $20 for pizza from Morbo

Hey Google, request $20 for pizza from Morbo Not only is the app from Google, it is packed with tools that you probably want to use on your device . Yet, because Google's intention is to slowly integrate Wallet into Google Pay over the upcoming months, Google Wallet has been renamed to Google Pay Send for now. [Full Article...]

Theresa May: European Council standing together on Salisbury nerve agent attack

Theresa May: European Council standing together on Salisbury nerve agent attack Russian authorities have ordered the United Kingdom to provide proof that it actually used a nerve-agent on British soil following the alleged poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, 66, and his 33-year-old daughter Yulia in the southwestern British city of Salisbury. [Full Article...]

Five EU countries are ready to expel Russian diplomats

Five EU countries are ready to expel Russian diplomats Earlier this week, Trump appeared to have ignored the poisoning row when he called to congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election on Sunday and proposed a summit in the "not-too-distant future". "The leaders agreed on the importance of sending a strong European message in response to Russia's actions and agreed to remain in close contact in coming days". [Full Article...]

Boko Haram returns 104 girls abducted in Dapchi

Boko Haram returns 104 girls abducted in Dapchi Nearly all of the girls were returned by the terrorists on Wednesday morning, according to the government no ransom was paid adding that the 105 girls and two others were released unconditionally. According to Maj. -Gen Nicholas Rogers, the theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, "We have broken the heart and soul of Shekau's group, taking over the camp and its environs.They are on the run ... [Full Article...]

Iconic blue passports to be made in France

Iconic blue passports to be made in France Britain's post-Brexit blue passport is set to be made by a Franco-Dutch firm, according to reports. "I'm going to have face those workers, look at the whites of their eyes and try to explain to them why the government thinks it's a sensible decision to buy French passports and not British passports", he told the BBC . [Full Article...]

European Union approval of Brexit blueprint comes with Irish border warning

European Union approval of Brexit blueprint comes with Irish border warning The talks on a new deal , including a proposed free trade agreement, will begin soon but Brussels does not expect detailed negotiations to start until Britain formally becomes a "third country" next March. Chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier, who kissed Mrs May's hand as they met in the entrance lobby of the Europa building in Brussels, said Friday marked a "decisive" moment in "this hard and ex... [Full Article...]

Putin's Re-Election in Russia Is the Latest Chapter in the Autocrat's Playbook

Putin's Re-Election in Russia Is the Latest Chapter in the Autocrat's Playbook According to the source , the incident resurfaces his long-held belief there are individuals inside his administration - especially in the national security realm - who are actively working to undermine him. Trump said in his tweets that a good relationship with Putin could help "solve problems" in several areas including Iran, Syria and North Korea. Despite this, the conversation with Pre... [Full Article...]

Earth Hour on March 24

Earth Hour on March 24 Founded in 2007 by the World Wildlife Fund ( WWF ) in Sydney, the movement saw participation from more than 180 countries a year ago. In the past decade, Earth Hour has inspired people to support and participate in critical climate and conservation projects, including helping to ban all plastics in the Galapagos, plant 17 million trees in Kazakhstan, light homes with solar power in India... [Full Article...]

Craigslist drops personal ads after passage of sex-trafficking bill

Craigslist drops personal ads after passage of sex-trafficking bill Craigslist says continuing the service right now would be too risky. "Hopefully we can bring them back someday". " To the millions of spouses, partners, and couples who met through craigslist, we wish you every happiness! " the site said. [Full Article...]

Pres. Trump says he is "considering" veto of $1.3 trillion budget

Shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday night Paul tweeted that he would not prolong debate and he would let the legislation proceed on an expedited track, but he would be voting against the bill. It also failed to resolve the stalemate over shielding young Dreamer immigrants from deportation after President Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. [Full Article...]

Car Bomb Kills 14 in Southern Afghanistan

Car Bomb Kills 14 in Southern Afghanistan Hundreds of local residents had gathered to watch a wrestling match at the stadium in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital of Helmand province. The explosion occurred after celebrations over the Afghan new year were winding down and revellers were on their way home, he added. [Full Article...]

Melania travels solo again amid new Trump affair allegations

Melania travels solo again amid new Trump affair allegations A charity sued a wealthy Florida businessman last week for allegedly failing to pay for the portraits of President Trump and first lady Melania Trump that he bid for at a Mar-a-Lago fundraiser in February. "I'm sorry", McDougal said. Melania Trump is displaying a united front with her husband one day after PEOPLE reported that she hates the "24/7 tornado" her life has become since Pre... [Full Article...]


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