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Trump looks at tariffs on auto imports Trump looks at tariffs on auto imports
- May 25, 2018

Europe imposes a 10 percent tariff on USA -built cars. Hours later, the White House released a statement that Trump had spoken to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross "to consider initiating a Section 232 investigation into imports of automobiles , including trucks , and automotive parts to determine their effects on America's national security". (more...)
Netherlands, Australia hold Russia responsible in MH17 downing-Dutch cabinet Netherlands, Australia hold Russia responsible in MH17 downing-Dutch cabinet
- May 25, 2018

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Russia will have many questions to answer after investigators revealed the missile which brought down flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine originated from a Russian military brigade. "The foreign minister of the Netherlands called me to say they have no doubts that the Buk came from Russia", Lavrov said, referring to the missile. (more...)
No illusions as Iran nuclear deal countries look to future without US No illusions as Iran nuclear deal countries look to future without US
- May 25, 2018

The US' withdrawal from the JCPOA has thrown its future into doubt. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei demanded on Wednesday that Europe guarantee sales of Iranian oil and its banks ensure trade with Iran . He acknowledged the timeline was tight, but said that European nations had "wasted" the past few months trying to convince Trump not to pull out of the nuclear deal over his contention it was not tough enough on Iran . (more...)
Taiwan air force scrambles as Chinese bombers fly round island Taiwan air force scrambles as Chinese bombers fly round island
- May 25, 2018

Worldwide airlines that refer to Taiwan as a separate country have just one more day to change their listings, as a deadline from China's aviation authority looms - but Qantas has received an extension. Burkina Faso's decision comes less than a month after the Dominican Republic made a similar announcement and will cut to 18 the number of nations that recognize the government in Taipei , rather than Beijing - the latest success in China's effort to squeeze Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen. (more...)
15 injured in Canada restaurant blast 15 injured in Canada restaurant blast
- May 25, 2018

The Bombay Bhel location in Mississauga is part of chain of four Indian restaurants that are located across the GTA. Witnesses described hearing a loud explosion and seeing people bleeding. The pair, who were also wearing jeans and face coverings, did not say anything, just dropped off the device and left, authorities said earlier. The second suspect is described as a little shorter with a thin build, wearing faded blue jeans, a gray T-shirt and dark colored skate shoes. (more...)
Britain threatens to pull European Union defense cooperation over Galileo project Britain threatens to pull European Union defense cooperation over Galileo project
- May 25, 2018

In her Lancaster House speech in January previous year, the prime minister set out her Brexit red lines, including the ambition to "bring an end to the jurisdiction of the ECJ in Britain ". They may be flexible at the modest scale of Ireland but not for the second biggest economy in Europe. They also called for ministers to set out the Government's version of the "backstop" proposal to address the Irish border issue as "a matter of urgency". (more...)
Oman, Yemen prepare for hurricane-strength Cyclone Mekunu Oman, Yemen prepare for hurricane-strength Cyclone Mekunu
- May 25, 2018

The storm flooded Socotra's villages and capsized boats, leaving much of the island without access to communications. A storm surge causing coastal flooding is expected with damaging winds and torrential rains leading to life-threatening flooding. (more...)
Ireland votes in Ireland votes in "once-in-a-generation" abortion referendum
- May 25, 2018

Ireland was traditionally one of the most religious countries in Europe. There was good weather Friday morning in the capital, Dublin , and much of the country, a factor that could help the "yes" forces in favor of repeal get the heavy turnout they seek. (more...)
North Korea dismantles its nuclear test site North Korea dismantles its nuclear test site
- May 25, 2018

Speaking at an economy forum in the Russian city, Mr Abe said that North Korea should make the right choice so that its people can live in prosperity and that it is very important that Pyongyang fulfills all United Nations resolutions on the full denuclearisation of the country. (more...)
INDIANA SCHOOL SHOOTING: Police say male student was behind shooting INDIANA SCHOOL SHOOTING: Police say male student was behind shooting
- May 25, 2018

The teacher and student who were wounded in the attack were taken to hospital in Indianapolis. The believed shooter, a male student, has been detained, Jowitt said. She said she is shocked this happened at her child's school. When she was on her way to the school, she didn't know if the shooter was still active. (more...)
Petrol in Patna breaches Rs 83 mark Petrol in Patna breaches Rs 83 mark
- May 25, 2018

There have been 10 increases and three reductions in diesel prices, resulting in an increase of diesel price by Nu 10.17 a litre. "Once petrol and diesel are brought under the ambit of GST, its threshold will change, because, right now, taxes upon taxes are levied which increases rates". (more...)
Turkey accuses Greece of Turkey accuses Greece of "protecting terrorists"
- May 25, 2018

Turkey accused Athens of protecting "terrorists" after a Greek court granted asylum to a Turkish serviceman who Ankara claims was involved in the country's failed coup, threatening to increase simmering tension between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries. (more...)
Rose McGowan cheers Harvey Weinstein's impending arrest Rose McGowan cheers Harvey Weinstein's impending arrest
- May 25, 2018

Italian actress and filmmaker Asia Argento tells The New Yorker that Weinstein raped her in 1997. A judge has ordered him to pay $1 million in cash, wear a electronic monitor, and surrender his passport. At least one woman's allegation of sexual assault, Lucia Evans , has reportedly been the first to reach charges. In a declaration filed on May 3 in the Weinstein Co's bankruptcy proceedings, lawyer Benjamin Brafman said Weinstein was a "principal target" of an investigation being ... (more...)
Kanye West addresses mental health in new Pusha T collaboration Kanye West addresses mental health in new Pusha T collaboration
- May 25, 2018

As for the final cover image.it's a photo of the bathroom in Whitney's home, taken in 2006 after an alleged drug binge. "1 a.m., my phone rings, no caller-ID". I said, "Hey, I don't want to pay for that". And Kanye apparently spent $85,000 of his own money to obtain a worldwide license for its usage. "Am I too complex for Complex Con?" It's something I know we can't even tackle with Trump. (more...)
Monkey Breaks Free at the San Antonio Airport Monkey Breaks Free at the San Antonio Airport
- May 25, 2018

Brown said the animal had retired from research protocols at the school. Photos circulating online showed the monkey wandering around outside the cargo area near a motorized cart. It was short-lived-within an hour, he was contained in a room, and according to Born Free USA, the situation was quickly brought under control. The baboon was reportedly shot with a tranquiliser during its capture. (more...)
Muslim inmates fed pork during Ramadan, say activists Muslim inmates fed pork during Ramadan, say activists
- May 25, 2018

The department said it couldn't comment on the ongoing litigation, but said in a written statement that it accommodates about 30 different faiths and religions at its facilities, including Islam . Inmates observing Ramadan get two sacks, each with "two turkey bologna sandwiches, or chicken salad sandwiches, or hummus, TVP (textured vegetable protein) patty, tofu patty, or rice and bean burrito or peanut butter for our vegetarian and vegan inmates" plus "two pieces of fruit, veggie sticks, ... (more...)
Alabama women's golf falls in national championship match Alabama women's golf falls in national championship match
- May 25, 2018

When Haley Moore sank the winning putt for Arizona on Wednesday at the NCAA Women's Championship, the tears were measured in minutes. Nordaas had led her match from the second hole on and got ahead by as many as three before Moresco began to chip away on the back nine. (more...)
Iowa drops Big Ten Tournament opener versus MI, held to one hit Iowa drops Big Ten Tournament opener versus MI, held to one hit
- May 25, 2018

This will be the third time the tournament is held at the home of the College World Series. "It was a tough day to hit". But Iowa just never settled in. Heller said he doesn't think Iowa , with an RPI ranking of No. 66 heading into Wednesday's action, necessarily needs to win the Big Ten Tournament to earn an NCAA regional bid. (more...)
Ukraine puts Russian tycoon Deripaska on updated sanctions list Ukraine puts Russian tycoon Deripaska on updated sanctions list
- May 25, 2018

The US Treasury Department on Tuesday said it would extend the deadline for US customers to comply with sanctions against Deripaska's GAZ, a vehicle maker, giving Americans until October 23 instead of June 5 to wind down operations and contracts with the company. (more...)
The worst times for Memorial Day traffic around Boston The worst times for Memorial Day traffic around Boston
- May 25, 2018

According to AAA , New Jersey's average gas price is $3 per gallon - higher than Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland - while South Jersey, specifically, falls in the norm at $2.94. With Memorial Day Weekend at hand, gas prices are expected to continue rising over the weekend, according to ABC7NY. There is not an exact reason as to why, but according to gas buddy there are a few factors. (more...)
NFL Players Who Don't Stand For Anthem 'Shouldn't Be In The Country' NFL Players Who Don't Stand For Anthem 'Shouldn't Be In The Country'
- May 25, 2018

Common says the new National Football League anthem policy is robbing players of their freedom of speech - and that's not what this country is supposed to be about. While NFL owners told their players Wednesday that standing for the national anthem is more important than standing up for democratic principles, another team in another major sports league demonstrated a better way to treat your employees and the issues important to them. (more...)
Memorial Day ceremony, parade coming Monday Memorial Day ceremony, parade coming Monday
- May 24, 2018

Services will be broadcast live on WBLF AM Radio. Two ceremonies in Parkersburg will be held Saturday, while Sunday will feature two programs in Ravenswood. "Plus, a scouts attitude is to help people - do community projects". Members of each community are encouraged to come out to the street and show respect as the memorial passes. (more...)
Phoenix ranks second in USA in population growth from 2016 to '17 Phoenix ranks second in USA in population growth from 2016 to '17
- May 24, 2018

In addition to San Antonio, Dallas and Fort Worth were in the top five, along with Phoenix and Los Angeles. "One of the challenges is how do you manage the growth?" You don't want the quality of life to suffer. Our growth rate in that period - 2.5 percent - was second only to Atlanta among the 50 largest USA cities. "If the state continues to try and handcuff our ability to act locally, then it would prevent our ability to add things like special infrastructure projects". (more...)
More women's rights activists arrested as Saudi crackdown continues More women's rights activists arrested as Saudi crackdown continues
- May 24, 2018

He proceeded to say that the princes and businessmen were lured to the hotel under the pretext of meeting the king. "Again, these arrests are happening largely as a way to silence the critics of Mohammed bins Salman's reform campaign in particular because these women's rights activists are demanding more than just the lifting of the driving ban". (more...)
Nate Boulton suspends campaign for governor Nate Boulton suspends campaign for governor
- May 24, 2018

That election could determine who faces Republican incumbent Gov. Kim Reynolds in the November election; the victor needs to garner 35 percent of the vote. In Iowa, the issue took shape last summer when a jury awarded $2.2 million to a former staffer for Senate Republicans who says she was sacked after reporting verbal harassment in the workplace. (more...)
Graeme McDowell named on Ryder Cup vice-captain panel Graeme McDowell named on Ryder Cup vice-captain panel
- May 24, 2018

All four vice-captains are also eligible to qualify for the European team, although only Westwood (117th) is ranked inside the top 200 in the world rankings. McDowell has played on four teams. 'Playing in a Ryder Cup is very special. Harrington has made six appearances for Europe and has been vice captain for the last two matches. (more...)
Battlefield 5 trailer revealed, set to release in October Battlefield 5 trailer revealed, set to release in October
- May 24, 2018

There's an update to operations now and it is called "grand operations" that will be taking players on a tour across different game modes on multiple maps. Players' soldiers can now tow stationary weapons, build fortifications and fix war-torn structures to turn the battlefield to the player's advantage. (more...)
US Sanctions Five Iranians For Assisting Yemen's Huthis US Sanctions Five Iranians For Assisting Yemen's Huthis
- May 24, 2018

According to Riyadh, the Houthis have launched more than 130 ballistic missiles at Saudi Arabia since 2015, many of them intercepted by anti-missile defense systems. Riyadh and the USA have accused Iran of supplying the Houthis with those missiles. He also called for finding alternative mechanisms in the receipt and distribution of aid to ensure that it goes to those who deserve it. (more...)
Han Solo: The Coolest Merchandise Our Galaxy Has to Offer Han Solo: The Coolest Merchandise Our Galaxy Has to Offer
- May 24, 2018

Han Solo is one of the most popular " Star Wars " characters, but Umholtz thinks other cosplayers are reluctant to portray him because of Ford's iconic portrayal and because unlike other fan favorites - such as Chewbacca and Darth Vader - you actually see his face. (more...)
US Disinvites China From Military Exercise Amid Rising Tensions US Disinvites China From Military Exercise Amid Rising Tensions
- May 24, 2018

The Pentagon made clear Wednesday that it rejects that claim. "The Pentagon's decision on disinvitation of Chinese military in the RIMPAC exercise, we find that a very unconstructive move, non-constructive move". "That is the right to self-defense and preservation of every sovereign state", said Wang who compared the buildup to US bases on Guam and Hawaii though on a "smaller scale" and only defensive in nature. (more...)

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