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John Mayer's new video is awkward but brilliant John Mayer's new video is awkward but brilliant
- May 25, 2018

Watch as Mayer is transported from a dusty old farm to a ski slope, a drab office to the Egyptian pyramids, all while crooning the catchy tune. The singer-songwriter, known for his iconic Instagram stories in which he "teaches" fans how to create the ideal smoky eye, just dropped an amazingly absurd music video for his single, " New Light ". (more...)
South Korean president 'very perplexed' over canceled US-North Korea summit South Korean president 'very perplexed' over canceled US-North Korea summit
- May 25, 2018

Moreover, shortly after the announcement, Moon's spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said, "We are attempting to make sense of what, precisely, President Trump means". That's not really a surprise. May 11: Shortly after welcoming home three US citizens who had been detained in North Korea for more than a year, Trump announced that he would meet with Kim on June 12 in Singapore. (more...)
Turkish currency hits new low as fears grow over economic outlook Turkish currency hits new low as fears grow over economic outlook
- May 24, 2018

It lost 3.6 percent against the dollar to trade at 4.84, only slightly paring losses after earlier for the first time ever testing the 5.0 ceiling by hitting 4.92 lira to the dollar. The Central Bank kept its policy rate - the one-week repo rate - constant at 8 percent while the marginal funding and overnight borrowing rates were kept constant at 9.25 and 7.25 percent, respectively. (more...)
Two people killed, many injured after train hits truck in Italy Two people killed, many injured after train hits truck in Italy
- May 24, 2018

A regional train plowed into a big-rig truck stopped on the tracks outside the northern Italian city of Turin, killing at least two people and injuring 18, authorities said. As per reports, the train hit a large truck, with a Lithuanian license plate, that had stopped on a level crossing, resulting in the derailment of three coaches of the train. (more...)
The world according to Donald Trump and Xi Jinping The world according to Donald Trump and Xi Jinping
- May 24, 2018

US President Donald Trump said in a statement on Wednesday that trade negotiations with China were moving forward, but he hinted that a final deal would need to rely on a "different structure" to ensure compliance. The ban was a virtual death sentence for ZTE, which relies on USA parts. Republican Senator Marco Rubio said he thought China had gotten the upper hand in recent negotiations on trade and North Korea denuclearization. (more...)
Sonam Kapoor, Anand Ahuja go out on dinner date in Mumbai Sonam Kapoor, Anand Ahuja go out on dinner date in Mumbai
- May 23, 2018

And guess what? She named none other than Virat Kohli. I am not a feminist, I am a woman. Hesitant to give an answer initially, Kareena finally said, "I believe in equality. "I'm glad that Rhea (Kapoor, producer) decided to make this film", she says. Recently, in an interview , Kareena revealed how the makers delayed VDW because of her pregnancy. (more...)
JC Penney's stock drops 7.6% as CEO quits to lead Lowe's JC Penney's stock drops 7.6% as CEO quits to lead Lowe's
- May 23, 2018

At The Home Depot , Ellison oversaw US sales, operations and Pro strategic initiatives, dramatically improving customer service and efficiency across the organization to serve both do-it-yourself (DIY) and Pro customers. Penney, which operates in many declining malls, never came close to that level of revenue again despite the potential to win some market share from the ongoing sales implosion at mall neighbor Sears . (more...)
Trump says 'there is no deal' with China to suspend ZTE penalties Trump says 'there is no deal' with China to suspend ZTE penalties
- May 23, 2018

Saying that ZTE had "repeatedly violated our laws" and posed "a serious and grave threat to our national security ", the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday approved an amendment that would prevent Trump from easing any punitive measures without first certifying to Congress that ZTE was complying with United States law. (more...)
Congress votes to ease post-crisis bank rules in victory for Trump Congress votes to ease post-crisis bank rules in victory for Trump
- May 23, 2018

But the legislation does little to alter the oversight of the country's biggest banks. They said the White House hopes Trump aimed to sign the bill into law at a formal ceremony within the week. The bill makes a fivefold increase, to $250 billion, in the level of assets at which banks are deemed to pose a potential threat if they fail. The change would ease regulations on more than two dozen financial companies, including BB&T Corp., Sun Trust Banks Inc. (more...)
Sweden to send 'worst-case scenario' war pamphlet to 4.8M households Sweden to send 'worst-case scenario' war pamphlet to 4.8M households
- May 22, 2018

The Swedish government is reissuing an instructional war pamphlet to all 4.8 million households in the country, informing them for the first time in more than 30 years on the perils of war . The stark informational document is illustrated with pictures of sirens, warplanes and families fleeing from war . "Even if Sweden is safer than many other countries. (more...)
Stoke ask Derby permission for Rowett talks Stoke ask Derby permission for Rowett talks
- May 22, 2018

The Derby County man led the Rams to the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Semi Finals this season, but they were beaten 2-1 on aggregate by Fulham. Stoke are searching for a new boss after Paul Lambert left last week in the aftermath of their slide into the Championship. (more...)
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe To Be Charged With 'Spreading Propaganda' Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe To Be Charged With 'Spreading Propaganda'
- May 22, 2018

The 39-year-old dual citizen was originally detained at Tehran's main global airport in April 2016 , when attempting to leave the country after visiting her family for Iranian New Year. He said she had told him she had "no clue why they have started all this nonsense again" in a 5.30am phone call on May 14. "I do not want to overthrow the regime". (more...)
Samsung launches Galaxy S Light Luxury smartphone Samsung launches Galaxy S Light Luxury smartphone
- May 22, 2018

The handsets also have a "Chat over Video" feature that allows users to chat on WhatsApp or using the default messaging app whilst simultaneously watching videos. The rear camera has a 16mp sensor and the front snapper bears an 8mp sensor, both featuring a f1.7 aperture. Galaxy J8 has a 6-inch HD+ display while J6 comes with 5.6-inch HD+ display . (more...)
Border Patrol Agent Detains US Citizens for Speaking Spanish in Montana Border Patrol Agent Detains US Citizens for Speaking Spanish in Montana
- May 22, 2018

On Wednesday morning at a convenience store in Havre, Montana, an agent overhead Ana Suda and friend Mimi Hernández - two United States citizens - speak Spanish and interrupted their conversation. Suda said she was shocked that he could stop her just for speaking Spanish. "I told her, 'No, you are very smart, you speak two languages". "U.S. (more...)
Arsenal set to appoint Unai Emery as new manager Arsenal set to appoint Unai Emery as new manager
- May 22, 2018

Mikel Arteta appeared set to step into the hot seat at the Emirates Stadium, but in a stunning Eleventh Hour move it appears former PSG and Sevilla boss Unai Emery will now take control. A sixth-placed finish in the Premier League , the Frenchman's worst-ever return, means the Gunners have failed to qualify for the Champions League for a second straight season. (more...)
Andy Warhol's Interview Magazine Shuts Down Andy Warhol's Interview Magazine Shuts Down
- May 22, 2018

Interview magazine , the famous art, fashion, entertainment and pop culture journal of downtown NY founded by Andy Warhol in 1969, has closed down, according to company sources. Peter Brant owns the magazine, while his daughter Kelly is the president. It featured Kim Kardashian posing as Jackie Kennedy. In 2004, a collection of the best of the magazine was collected in a 7-volume box set, titled Andy Warhol's Interview: The Crystal Ball of Pop Culture (Volume 1: Best of the First Decade ... (more...)
Trump Demands Review Of Russia Investigation Surveillance Tactics Trump Demands Review Of Russia Investigation Surveillance Tactics
- May 22, 2018

A New York Times report described the professor as "an informant", saying the federal agency was looking into evidence that Carter Page and George Papadopoulos had suspicious contacts with Russian Federation. Mr Trump wrote on Twitter . Still, the informant has raised alarm bells for some Republicans , including House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesNunes says he won't meet with DOJ officials until they hand over documents DOJ asks watchdog to probe ... (more...)
Tata Steel completes acquisition of controlling stake in Bhushan Steel Tata Steel completes acquisition of controlling stake in Bhushan Steel
- May 21, 2018

The deal is being financed through a combination of the external bridge loan of Rs. 16,500 crore availed by BNPL and balance amount through investment by TSL in BNPL. Tata Steelfurther asserted that all necessary approvals such as that of Competition Commission of India and NCLT have been received. "A historic moment! Tata buys Bhushan Steel for Rs 36k crores + 12 pc equity". (more...)
TX school shooting victims: Pakistani exchange student, junior art student among victims TX school shooting victims: Pakistani exchange student, junior art student among victims
- May 21, 2018

A seventeen-year-old gunman is being held on a capital murder charge after authorities say he fatally shot 10 people and wounded at least 10 others at his high school in Santa Fe , about 30 miles southeast of Houston . The friends around her wail in grief. A lovely child finding her way and hopeful for her future. Santa Fe High School, southeast of Houston , on Friday joined a grim list of USA schools and campuses where students and staff have been gunned down, stoking a divisive US ... (more...)
'13 Reasons Why' Season 2 begins with an extended content warning '13 Reasons Why' Season 2 begins with an extended content warning
- May 18, 2018

Since its release date announcement, the show's second season has garnered over 1.2 million tweets, with the most tweeted-about characters being Hannah, Alex, Clay , Tony, and Justin. "Adults supporting vulnerable young people should be aware of messages that present suicide as a form of revenge, romanticise suicide and suggest those who die by suicide can return from the dead to intervene in the lives of those they left behind". (more...)
NY appeals court rejects Trump bid to halt defamation lawsuit NY appeals court rejects Trump bid to halt defamation lawsuit
- May 18, 2018

Gloria Allred, the high-profile women's-rights attorney who had served as Wang's co-counsel in the case before withdrawing in March, said in an interview a year ago that her team had meant to depose Trump if the case proceeded. Meanwhile, Joseph Cammarata, the Washington D.C. attorney who represented former Arkansas state employee Paula Jones - who sued President Bill Clinton for sexual harassment - said the case would not be a "pleasant exercise for President Trump ". (more...)
Anwar Ibrahim released after years in prison Anwar Ibrahim released after years in prison
- May 18, 2018

Mr Najib's wife Rosmah Mansor has always been reviled by Malaysians for her reported vast collection of designer handbags, clothing and jewellery, acquired on jet-set overseas shopping trips. Mahathir has said he expects to run the government for one to two years but has signaled that the reins would be turned over to Anwar eventually. Since coming to power, Mahathir has removed the Attorney General, who cleared Najib; replaced the anti-corruption head and declassified a financial report. (more...)
Leonardo DiCaprio and Steven Spielberg eyeing Ulysses S. Grant biopic Leonardo DiCaprio and Steven Spielberg eyeing Ulysses S. Grant biopic
- May 18, 2018

The biopic is now set at Lionsgate and Appian Way after the two picked up the film back in November with David James Kelly ( Robin Hood ) scripting the film. However, it is not known when he would fit filming into his schedule, as he already has a number of films on his plate. Spielberg's most recent film, Ready Player One , not only got rave reviews but also made him the first filmmaker to gross $10 billion worldwide. (more...)
Kim Kardashian West is in hot water for her latest sponsored post Kim Kardashian West is in hot water for her latest sponsored post
- May 18, 2018

Kim has since deleted the post and has not followed up on her actions. "The most gorgeous babies", reads one comment. Kim Kardashian was slammed for selling urge for food suppressant lollipops on Instagram and accused of selling unhealthy consuming. (more...)
Revamped YouTube Music is Google's latest effort to take on Spotify Revamped YouTube Music is Google's latest effort to take on Spotify
- May 18, 2018

Google is fully aware of Spotify and Apple Music's meteoric rise as the preferred on-demand music streaming service. In a briefing this week, the company promised it will be closing the gaps between Play Music and YouTube Red over the next month, so Google Play Music users don't lose features they've grown accustomed to. (more...)
Ryan Reynolds opens up about 'complicated' relationship with his father Ryan Reynolds opens up about 'complicated' relationship with his father
- May 18, 2018

Throwing his impish Alfred E. Neuman smile at the camera to make us feel weird, he sails through each nonstop raunchy verbal riff. After an extremely cliché death sends Wilson into a suicidal tailspin, the X-Men's Colossus (Stefan Kapicic under a CGI sheath of metal) brings him to Professor Xavier's estate in order to groom him to become an X-Men trainee. (more...)
Possible Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars Film Details Emerge Possible Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars Film Details Emerge
- May 18, 2018

If Solo: A Star Wars Story is the Star Wars film that "no one" wanted, an Obi-Wan Kenobi film is one that "everyone" wants. "Tensions between the local farmers and a tribe of Sand People - headed by a ruthless war chief - eventually brings Obi outta hiding. (more...)
Cent facing potential revenge porn lawsuit Cent facing potential revenge porn lawsuit
- May 18, 2018

Lisa Bloom said they will be filing a police report Thursday, as well as filing a lawsuit under the revenge porn laws against both 50 Cent and Abdul-Ahad. So it's safe to say that 50 Cent is not only unbothered by the threats of a lawsuit, but he is also milking the free press that he is getting. Reposting an image from Teairra Mari's leaked sex tape likely was not the best idea 50 Cent has ever had but he's been known to post things before thinking sometimes. (more...)
Grey's Anatomy Season 14 Finale Spoilers Roundup Grey's Anatomy Season 14 Finale Spoilers Roundup
- May 18, 2018

One thing we know for sure about Grey's Anatomy is that weddings on the ABC medical drama never go off without a hitch, so it remains to be seen if doctors Alex Karev ( Justin Chambers ) and Jo Wilson ( Camilla Luddington ) will actually make it down the aisle. (more...)
Alec Baldwin, 60, welcomes fourth baby in four years Alec Baldwin, 60, welcomes fourth baby in four years
- May 18, 2018

Alec is also dad to 22-year-old model daughter Ireland from his first marriage to Kim Basinger . Along with the new baby, he and Hilaria share three young children: Carmen, 4; Rafael, 2; and 1-year-old Leonardo. Us Weekly spoke to the expectant mother after the gender reveal, and she admitted she was "in shock" when she discovered the baby was a boy. I wasn't upset about it but I was overwhelmed! "So no, I don't wish he was a girl". (more...)

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