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Australia's Potential Free Trade Deal With EU

Australia's Potential Free Trade Deal With EU Macron mirrored Turnbull's statements , saying enhanced cooperation between Australia and France is "nothing against China", and serves to "preserve rules-based development in the region, especially in the Indo-Pacific". and defence spending that falls well short of commitments under North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Meanwhile, the two leaders say the existing nuclear deal between Iran and si... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom to back more transparency for its overseas tax havens

United Kingdom to back more transparency for its overseas tax havens British Prime Minister Theresa May was forced today to open up tax havens accused of sheltering "dirty money" to avoid a landmark Commons defeat. As well as the beneficial ownership register, Sir Alan confirmed the bill would impose sanctions for human rights abuses. [Full Article...]

Russia's Military Spending Declines; US Now a Third of Global Spending

Russia's Military Spending Declines; US Now a Third of Global Spending The Chinese government has drastically boosted the military spending as Beijing is preparing for a possible US-China showdown. New Delhi : India has joined the United States and China as one of the world's five biggest military spenders, reflecting geopolitical tensions as well as the country's reliance on imported weapons and sprawling personnel costs. [Full Article...]

Ramaphosa receives warm reception at Cosatu's May Day rally

Ramaphosa receives warm reception at Cosatu's May Day rally He said that in order to keep workers in their jobs, government would have to regulate the pace at which technology overtakes the need for human workers. This is a struggle that you as trade unions must continue to wage. "We must pay more attention to issues of women in the workplace and work to close the persistent wage gap between men and women. [Full Article...]

Watch Ariana Grande Cover Kendrick in the Style of Evanescence on "Fallon"

Watch Ariana Grande Cover Kendrick in the Style of Evanescence on The 24-year-old singer also revealed a partial track listing, including the opening tune, " Raindrops ", which samples "An Angel Cried" - a song from the 1950s that Ariana says was co-written by her grandfather's best friend and The Four Seasons' Bob Gaudio . [Full Article...]

Simpsons Creator Matt Groening Brushes Off Apu Criticism

Simpsons Creator Matt Groening Brushes Off Apu Criticism Aspiring writers get a chance to fix The Simpsons' Apu problem thanks to a new contest launched by film producer and YouTube personality Adi Shankar. Actor Hank Azaria, who plays Apu, said he would consider stepping aside so that a south Asian actor could take over the role. I really want to see Indian, South Asian writers in the writers room. [Full Article...]

Pro-Brexit MPs urge PM to drop 'deeply unsatisfactory' customs model

Pro-Brexit MPs urge PM to drop 'deeply unsatisfactory' customs model Under the customs partnership plan, Britain would collect tariffs on the EU's behalf at ports and airports, passing on a share of the cash to Brussels. The letter from Rees-Mogg and the ERG claims the plan would "festoon the entire economy with burdensome controls, while crippling the ability of the UK" to negotiate trade deals. [Full Article...]

The Taj Mahal is turning brown and green

The Taj Mahal is turning brown and green The images are said to show the Taj's transition from its original pristine white shade to its current discoloured state, and prompted the court to ask whether the government is unable or simply, unwilling to preserve the marble mausoleum. 'It appears that you do not have expertise or you have (it) but do not want to utilise it, or you do not care about (the Taj Mahal),' the court said. [Full Article...]

Almost 200 Arrested As May Day Rally In Paris Turns Violent

Almost 200 Arrested As May Day Rally In Paris Turns Violent Riot police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse the protesters. The clashes came against a backdrop of union discontent with the president, Emmanuel Macron, over his plans to stimulate France's economy and spur jobs growth by loosening labour regulations. [Full Article...]

West Virginia Republican Senate candidates debate in Morgantown

West Virginia Republican Senate candidates debate in Morgantown Blankenship, who has hurled nicknames at McConnell, ducked behind his podium. "One of my goals as USA senator will be to ditch cocaine Mitch". The moderator, Bret Baier , had to tell him it was against the rules of the debate. Morrisey, originally from New Jersey and a former lobbyist, was asked if he was a "carpetbagger". Braun is a wealthy businessman who criticized Messer and Rokita for be... [Full Article...]

Pence: We've got to build a wall

Pence: We've got to build a wall Leading up to the event, the vice president spent a great deal of the day at the Mexican border in Imperial County, where he was briefed on the border wall from U.S. Following the tour, Pence posted photos and comments about his visit to the laboratory. The vice president rallied border patrol agents Monday in Calexico, about 100 miles from the caravan of asylum seekers who arrived to Tijuana ov... [Full Article...]

Trump right to skip White House Correspondents' Association hatefest

Trump right to skip White House Correspondents' Association hatefest Wolf's performance can not be called a comedy routine - not because she was cruel and boorish, but because her set was about as amusing as a visit to a children's burn ward. And when you do try it, really knock it, you gotta get that baby out of there'. "I think having the ability to laugh at yourself is important". Why are you calling it a baby? Her monologue was a well-constructed piece ... [Full Article...]

Trump team's typo and Netanyahu's fluff can't obscure Iran deal stakes

Trump team's typo and Netanyahu's fluff can't obscure Iran deal stakes Both Netanyahu and Trump have long criticised the agreement and in several United States television interviews on Tuesday, Netanyahu made his points directly to the American people. In other words, all Netanyahu and the White House did yesterday was underscore how vital the Iran deal is. "This was Iran's chance to finally come clean to the IAEA , they could have told the truth", Netanyahu... [Full Article...]

South Korea dismantles propaganda loudspeakers at border

South Korea dismantles propaganda loudspeakers at border President Donald Trump , in 15 months, has seemingly managed to help bring both possibilities closer to fruition than any of his predecessors. Previously, Japan's Abe, China's Keqiang and the then-South Korean President Park Geun-hye held their last trilateral talks in Seoul in 2015. [Full Article...]

Four Tourists Died in the Swiss Alps

Four Tourists Died in the Swiss Alps Some of those not described as being in critical condition are suffering from "mild hypothermia" but their "lives are not in danger", according to police. But they became stranded in the awful snowstorm and were forced to spend the night outside, something which they are not thought to have been properly equipped for. [Full Article...]

Indonesia's Nikkei Manufacturing PMI Rose in April 2018

This result marked a 17-month low for the sector, with the disappointing performance largely driven by a sizeable fall amongst the primary sub-categories. However, growth of output and new orders eased, while business optimism dropped back to a five-month low. In keeping with the favourable demand environment, Japanese manufacturers bolstered production line capabilities by recruiting additional... [Full Article...]

CHP In Pursuit Of RV, Child Possibly On Board

CHP In Pursuit Of RV, Child Possibly On Board Police believe the driver is armed and the situation is domestic violence-related. The mother of the children reported the suspect to deputies and told them the man had a gun, according to KABC . The chase ended about 11:25 a.m. after authorities used a police PIT maneuver to force the Audi sedan to a stop on the Clark Avenue on-ramp to the eastbound Artesia (91) Freeway in Bellflower. [Full Article...]

Backed forces launch offensive on IS positions in eastern Syria

Backed forces launch offensive on IS positions in eastern Syria The United States will also work with Turkey, Israel, Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon to secure their borders from ISIS and will seek further contributions from regional partners and allies to stabilize liberated territories, the State Department said. [Full Article...]

Backlash: Not everyone thinks Michelle Wolf's roast of White Hou

Backlash: Not everyone thinks Michelle Wolf's roast of White Hou After a controversial performance by comedian Michelle Wolf at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner , newspaper The Hill will no longer participate in the event without "major reforms". "I don't know how she does it". "If there [are] two people that I actually made fun of [when it comes to] their looks on Saturday, it was Mitch McConnell and Chris Christie and no o... [Full Article...]

Ex-husband in Greitens case to be deposed Monday

Ex-husband in Greitens case to be deposed Monday Her allegations are laid out in a legislative report that accuses the governor - who has acknowledged having a consensual affair with the woman- of mischaracterizing her testimony. Attorney Al Watkins represents the ex-husband and has said his firm received two anonymous $50,000 payments in January, just before Greitens admitted to the affair. [Full Article...]


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