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Jared Kushner's Company Nears Deal With Qatari-Backed Firm Jared Kushner's Company Nears Deal With Qatari-Backed Firm
- May 18, 2018

The Qatar Investment Authority is Brookfield's second largest shareholder and the two have collaborated multiple real-estate developments over the years. The acquiring entity would be a Brookfield-managed private real estate fund, the source said. The Kushner Cos. and Brookfield both declined to comment, and the White House and the Qatar Investment Authority did not immediately return requests for comment. (more...)
GOP leaders discuss immigration with Trump at White House GOP leaders discuss immigration with Trump at White House
- May 18, 2018

Another person in the room who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to describe a private discussion said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy delivered that message. Last September, Trump announced he was ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program created in 2012 by then-President Barack Obama. (more...)
Raid on Najib's house intensifies Raid on Najib's house intensifies
- May 17, 2018

Firdaus Latif, CC BY-SA 2.0)Najib led the Malaysian government for nine years before he lost the May 9 election. More than $700 million was alleged to have been siphoned off into Najib's personal bank accounts, a charge the former prime minister denies. (more...)
US Air Force apologises for Yanny/Laurel joke about killing people US Air Force apologises for Yanny/Laurel joke about killing people
- May 17, 2018

Air Force jumped on the never-ending "Laurel or Yanny" meme and took it to a really dark place, proving memes and military action just don't mix. By Thursday afternoon, the tweet was replaced with an apology. The Taliban, according to the Air Force Times , is disputing the USA account - claiming that they breached Farah. In a statement, US officials said the A-10s did the job, as the officials said the Taliban's attempted raid was "unsuccessful". (more...)
South Africa recalls ambassador to Israel after killing of protesters South Africa recalls ambassador to Israel after killing of protesters
- May 17, 2018

The unrest comes the day after Israeli forces killed dozens of Palestinians at a mass protest at the Gaza border, most by gunfire, and injured more than 2,700, according to Gaza health officials. The two non-governmental organisations said Israel "is facing a real danger with the incitement by Hamas of its own population to storm the security fence and attack Israeli civilians". (more...)
Trump Form Lists Payment To Cohen, Lawyer Who Paid Stormy Daniel Trump Form Lists Payment To Cohen, Lawyer Who Paid Stormy Daniel
- May 17, 2018

It will soon be revealed that Stormy Daniels was not alone in alleging an affair with President Donald Trump and signing a non-disclosure agreement with Michael Cohen to cover it up, the adult film star's lawyer said Thursday. Reporter: Then why did Michael Cohen make those if there was no truth to her allegations? Giuliani also took issue with whether the reimbursement, which he said had been paid through a 12-installment retainer to Cohen, "even had to be disclosed" at all. (more...)
National Weather Service warns of hail, flood risks Monday in Will County National Weather Service warns of hail, flood risks Monday in Will County
- May 17, 2018

The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for the county until late Tuesday night, which included a Flash Flood Emergency. At 9 p.m. National Weather Service rainfall forecast through Saturday afternoon. Will the Potomac River flood? Expect flooding of some islands and low areas, with minor impacts for parks and trails along the river. (more...)
Dead, 45 Hurt After NJ School Bus Collides with Dump Truck Dead, 45 Hurt After NJ School Bus Collides with Dump Truck
- May 17, 2018

Greenbaum said he received an emergency response notification that people were possibly ejected in the crash, though he couldn't say from which vehicles. Joseph's University Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey. "It doesn't take long to look at this accident scene to understand how horrific it was and how serious the injuries could be", he added. (more...)
Canada condemns Russia's opening of Crimean bridge Canada condemns Russia's opening of Crimean bridge
- May 17, 2018

Kiev, the United States and the European Union criticized the opening of the road-and-rail bridge and called it a violation of Ukraine's territorial integrity. The 29-member North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is pursuing a dual-track policy towards the Kremlin of defence and deterrence coupled with an offer of dialogue. (more...)
Zuckerberg agrees to European parliament meeting Zuckerberg agrees to European parliament meeting
- May 17, 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to meet European Union parliamentarians in Brussels to give evidence about the company's use of personal data. "Pity this will not be a public hearing". Many in the European Parliament had been calling for a public hearing. The parliament will separately organize a hearing with Facebook representatives to examine data protection that will also look at the potential impact on the election process. (more...)
Explosive eruption sends ash 30000 feet over Hawaii volcano Explosive eruption sends ash 30000 feet over Hawaii volcano
- May 17, 2018

Ash plumes on Tuesday had spouted as high as 12,000 feet (3,657 meters) into the air, scientists said. The floor of the summit crater has also dropped about three feet (90 centimeters), as the threat of a strong, explosive eruption at the top of the volcano loomed. (more...)
Canada Ready to Compensate Kinder Morgan for Pipeline Losses Canada Ready to Compensate Kinder Morgan for Pipeline Losses
- May 17, 2018

Boston Family Office Llc reported 0.61% in Kinder Morgan, Inc . The Yhb Investment Advisors Inc holds 32,408 shares with $586,000 value, down from 57,892 last quarter. Shares in Kinder Morgan Canada rose 2.8 percent on the Toronto Stock exchange. (NYSE: KMI ) is 0.48. The Current Ratio is used by investors to determine whether a company can pay short term and long term debts. (more...)
Sonko nominates embattled lawyer Miguna Miguna for the position of Deputy Governor Sonko nominates embattled lawyer Miguna Miguna for the position of Deputy Governor
- May 17, 2018

Avoid fake news! Subscribe to the Standard SMS service and receive factual, verified breaking news as it happens. According to police spokesman Charles Owino, the move to reduce Governor Sonko's security detail is part of a plan to recall 5,000 officers irregularly attached to VIPs. (more...)
Barcelona beat Mamelodi Sundowns Barcelona beat Mamelodi Sundowns
- May 17, 2018

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi came on against Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday evening with just 20 minutes to go, and the Catalan club's manager has now explained why the Argentine made such a short cameo in the match. Ernesto Valverde had been criticised for resting players from the thrilling 5-4 defeat to Levante that saw Barca's unbeaten LaLiga season come undone in the penultimate match of the season. (more...)
Storms and tornadoes hit United States east coast Storms and tornadoes hit United States east coast
- May 17, 2018

Both Litchfield County tornadoes occurred shortly before 4 p.m. There was a similar accident killed a woman just north of there who was also inside a vehicle when a tree came down. Despite the damage, there have been no reports of any injuries in Patterson. But there were no reports of damage from the abnormally high tides reported in areas from Perth Amboy in New Jersey to Delaware's Fenwick Island. (more...)
Israel, Palestinians spar over new Jerusalem embassies Israel, Palestinians spar over new Jerusalem embassies
- May 17, 2018

In an interview with Baladna TV, a private Palestinian news outlet that broadcasts via Facebook , senior Hamas official Salah Bardawil said 50 out of the almost 60 protesters killed Monday were Hamas members, with the others being "from the people". (more...)
Invite us to form government in Goa, Congress tells Governor Mridula Sinha Invite us to form government in Goa, Congress tells Governor Mridula Sinha
- May 17, 2018

This reasoning - that the single-largest party be invited to form government - is now being used by the Congress and the RJD to advance their claims in Goa and Bihar respectively. RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav declaring that he will parade his party's MLA before the Governor of Bihar. Only then, if the government fail to prove a majority will the governor dissolve the assembly and call for fresh elections. (more...)
School bus, dump truck crash in NJ School bus, dump truck crash in NJ
- May 17, 2018

A dump truck and a school bus collided , according to Mount Olive Mayor Robert Greenbaum. Multiple ambulances responded to the scene. The eastbound right and center lanes have reopened. Mount Olive police say westbound traffic is being diverted off Route 80 at exit 26 and to expect heavy delays along Route 46. This is a breaking news story. (more...)
European Union takes 6 member states to court over air quality European Union takes 6 member states to court over air quality
- May 17, 2018

In Italy those concentrations have been persistently exceeded in 2016 for up to 89 days; followed by Hungary with up to 76 days, and Romania on 38 days. EU Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella said Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Hungary and Romania had failed to comply with EU air quality standards. (more...)
IShares Asia 50 ETF (IAA.AX) Relative Momentum Indicator Trending Higher IShares Asia 50 ETF (IAA.AX) Relative Momentum Indicator Trending Higher
- May 17, 2018

Investors and traders may use this indicator to help spot price reversals, price extremes, and the strength of a trend. The Averages act as support and resistance areas and the price will tend to react to them. Welles Wilder used to determine the strength of a trend. Since RMI readings above 50 are considered as bullish and RMI readings below 50 are considered as bearish, some traders may choose to generate signals on the crossovers of the RMI and 50 center line: sell when RMI decline below 50 ... (more...)
Alberta passes law that would punish BC over pipeline fight Alberta passes law that would punish BC over pipeline fight
- May 17, 2018

The bill will be pushed through hours after Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Ottawa would back other investors interested in Trans Mountain should Kinder Morgan Inc. Kenney, in a speech to party members earlier this month, said he will challenge Trudeau on everything from carbon taxes to equalization payments to make sure Albertans are not shortchanged. (more...)
KCR and Chandrababu's phone calls to Sonia Gandhia behind Congress JDS Alliance KCR and Chandrababu's phone calls to Sonia Gandhia behind Congress JDS Alliance
- May 17, 2018

It has moved the Supreme Court for an urgent hearing against the governor's move. "You may kindly indicate the date, time and the place for scheduling the swearing-in ceremony", said a letter signed by the Governor. Sources said that former deputy chief minister R Ashok and BJP's Dalit face B Sreeramulu had been asked to take up the responsibility to poach MLAs to reach the numbers. (more...)
75-year-old women dies after pit bull attack 75-year-old women dies after pit bull attack
- May 17, 2018

They say the owner took off shortly after his pit bulls attacked another dog at Mission Dolores Park on Sunday. The woman did not live at the home where the attack happened. The owner of the dogs, Emily Craft, 32, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for misdemeanor dog-at-large and vicious animal charges. Pit bulls were responsible for almost two-thirds of all dog-bite fatalities in America from 2005-2017. (more...)
What happened in Karnataka happens in countries like Pakistan, says Rahul Gandhi What happened in Karnataka happens in countries like Pakistan, says Rahul Gandhi
- May 17, 2018

CJI Misra constituted a three-judge bench headed by Justice A.K. Sikri. Similarly, when S K Krishna led the Congress government in Karnataka, it was the Atal Bihari Vajpayee led NDA government which was ruling the Centre. The BSP, which had contested the Karnataka polls in alliance with the JD (S) won a lone seat. Soon after the swearing-in ceremony, Congress leaders and MLAs have staged a dharna (sit-in protest) outside the Vidhan Soudha (Sabha) and protested against BSY taking the oath ... (more...)
Italy's populists stir markets with pre-euro nostalgia Italy's populists stir markets with pre-euro nostalgia
- May 17, 2018

With tensions high, Valdis Dombrovskis , the vice-president of the European Commission, warned that Italy should maintain its commitment to gradually reduce the public deficit and debt. As part of the immediate fallout, the spread between Italy's and Germany's 10-year bond yields grew. The dollar index .DXY , which measures the greenback against a basket of six other currencies, rose 0.16 percent to 93.365 after rising to 93.632 during the session, its highest since mid-December. (more...)
'Largest party fever' reaches Bihar, Goa: RJD, Congress stake claim 'Largest party fever' reaches Bihar, Goa: RJD, Congress stake claim
- May 17, 2018

Goa Congress Legislature Party chief Chandrakant Kavlekar said the party would stake claim on Friday by submitting to Governor Mridula Sinha a formal letter containing signatures of all 16 party MLAs. It needs to be underlined that the Constitution does not provide any specific guidelines to Governors for the appointment of a chief minister in a situation when no party has a clear-cut majority. (more...)
Woman Mauled To Death By Pack Of Small Dogs, Police Investigating Woman Mauled To Death By Pack Of Small Dogs, Police Investigating
- May 17, 2018

Emergency crews were called to the scene, and one of the dogs charged at them; deputies fatally shot that dog. The owner has requested this. Six appeared to be mixed with an unidentified breed of terrier, and the largest could have been a border collie cross, but all the animals weighed less than 40lb and none were taller than knee-height. (more...)
Urban growth fastest in India, China and Nigeria, says UN Urban growth fastest in India, China and Nigeria, says UN
- May 17, 2018

Owing to both demographic shifts and overall population growth, that means that around 2.5 billion people could be added to urban areas by the middle of the century, predicts the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs ( DESA ). By 2030, the world is projected to have 43 megacities with more than 10 million inhabitants, majority in developing regions. Some cities have experienced population decline in recent years. (more...)
Jay Rock is celebrating a 'Win' with his new single Jay Rock is celebrating a 'Win' with his new single
- May 17, 2018

The two are now sharing the stage on TDE's The Championship Tour , which runs through mid June. "Fuck everything else, win, win, win, win", raps Rock , who is now on "The Championship Tour " with Kendrick, SZA, and ScHoolboy Q. Rock continued, "It's mixed up, it's ready to go". Jay Rock's next album will be his first since his 2015 album 90056 which gave us tracks like "Vice City" and "Easy Bake". (more...)
Multiple People Dead After Shooting at Ponder Home Multiple People Dead After Shooting at Ponder Home
- May 17, 2018

Hinojosa said he had no ages or identities of the dead and wounded. Investigators said they were not looking for a suspect and were treating the shootings as a murder-suicide investigation. Authorities said there was no threat to the community. Ponder ISD said it had no students or staff listed at the home's address nor any absences that would raise alarms. (more...)

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