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Cuban MPs meet to choose new President Cuban MPs meet to choose new President
- April 19, 2018

The proposal is subject to a vote later in the day by the national assembly and the result will be formally announced on Thursday. An electronics engineer by training, Diaz-Canel has often appeared more in tune with the times than his elderly khaki-clad predecessors, Raul and his brother Fidel, who ruled the Caribbean island for the past six decades. (more...)
The Entire Island Of Puerto Rico Just Lost Power Again The Entire Island Of Puerto Rico Just Lost Power Again
- April 19, 2018

According to ABC News , it is expected to take between 24 and 36 hours for power to be restored. Puerto Rico lost power again Wednesday when a toppled transmission line caused a total blackout, the most recent outcome of the island's aged power infrastructure struggling to recover after Hurricane Maria. (more...)
Wild Fires destroy homes evacuations Wild Fires destroy homes evacuations
- April 19, 2018

Winds from the northwest Wednesday will move smoke across central Oklahoma, the National Weather Service reports. Wind gusts of 40 miles per hour (64 kph) are forecast, half as strong as on Tuesday. Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin have issued disaster declarations. Oklahoma Forestry companies claims constructions are ruined, but they are unable to assess damage as the flame is still burning. (more...)
Ariana Grande teases new music: 'no tears left to cry' Ariana Grande teases new music: 'no tears left to cry'
- April 19, 2018

Stay tuned for the release of " No Tears Left to Cry ". Whilst you're here, remind yourself of the touching moment Ariana comforted a crying school girl at the One Love Manchester show. Ariana Grande's new music might be just around the corner. In the days after the attack, she also visited survivors in hospital. This teaser, that could very well be a full project rather than just a single, comes after her 2016 album Dangerous Woman that featured Nicki Minaj , Lil Wayne , ... (more...)
UAE works on breaking up with Saudi Arabia, according to diplomatic leaks UAE works on breaking up with Saudi Arabia, according to diplomatic leaks
- April 19, 2018

However, on the bright side recently Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said that abaya is not mandatory in Islam. The kingdom banned cinemas in the early 1980s under pressure from Islamists as Saudi society turned towards a particularly severe form of religion. (more...)
Fox News' Judicial Analyst Absolutely Shreds Hannity's Cohen Claim Fox News' Judicial Analyst Absolutely Shreds Hannity's Cohen Claim
- April 19, 2018

Hannity, an outspoken supporter of Trump, has been a fierce critic of special counsel Robert Mueller, who is looking into Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election. He's never received an invoice from Cohen. In another tweet he added: "I assumed those conversations were confidential, but to be absolutely clear they never involved any matter between me and a third-party". (more...)
National Weather Service Talks April Storm Numbers National Weather Service Talks April Storm Numbers
- April 18, 2018

The high end EF2 tornado had maximum winds speeds of 130 miles per hour and had a 20.4-mile-long path length. The heaviest snows of 12 inches to 18 inches (30-46 cm) hit upper MI and Wisconsin, while the southern portions of those two states were experiencing ice storms, Hurley said. (more...)
Russian Communications Watchdog Reportedly Hit by DDoS Attack After Telegram Ban Russian Communications Watchdog Reportedly Hit by DDoS Attack After Telegram Ban
- April 18, 2018

Data from the app showed several Kremlin officials had continued to sign in on Tuesday evening, four days after a court ordered the service to be blocked over alleged terrorism concerns. "Once you cross the line, you can do anything". Russia's Federal Security Service is claiming that Telegram is violating its legal obligations as an "organiser of information distribution". (more...)
Vladimir Putin condemns US-led airstrikes on Syria Vladimir Putin condemns US-led airstrikes on Syria
- April 18, 2018

Syrian Canadians expressed a range of reactions to the recent USA -led airstrikes against Syria's government, with some denouncing foreign aggression and others calling for even stronger action to end the conflict that has devastated the country. (more...)
Narendra Modi Sweden visit: 10 things on PM's agenda Narendra Modi Sweden visit: 10 things on PM's agenda
- April 18, 2018

The leaders noted that the unique strengths of India and the Nordic countries offer huge opportunities for trade and investment diversification and mutually beneficial collaboration, the statement said. Indian officials involved in organising the four-day prime ministerial visit to the United Kingdom have said that protests and demonstrations are "part and parcel of any democratic society" and there are no plans to curtail them in any way. (more...)
Armenia opposition chief urges new protests, strike Armenia opposition chief urges new protests, strike
- April 17, 2018

Yet the country's inherently volatile politics and strategic position make any reprieve fragile at best, as evidenced by the growing protests against Sargsyan's nomination as prime minister in the capital, Yerevan.*. The demonstrators carried Armenian national flags, burnt flares and chanted anti-government slogans. Pashinian specifically called for a "blockade" of the parliament building. (more...)
Djokovic off to blistering start in Monte Carlo Djokovic off to blistering start in Monte Carlo
- April 17, 2018

The Croatian tennis player was excellent at his first individual appearance on clay courts this season, but he already awaits a big test in the next match - former world number one Novak Djokovic , who defeated his countryman DuĊĦan Lajovic 6:0, 6:1. (more...)
Teenager stabbed to death in Forest Gate Teenager stabbed to death in Forest Gate
- April 17, 2018

The suspect was identified by police as 42-year-old Ariston Nacion who was shot dead by responding policemen who were also attacked by the troubled man. Officers were called to a home in Sudbourne Road where a woman in her 30s had been attacked at around 6.30pm. Dihan was wanted in several cases, including murder, snatching and extortion, lodged with Kotwali Police Station, the OC said. (more...)
Pence praises Peru's stand on Venezuelan crisis Pence praises Peru's stand on Venezuelan crisis
- April 17, 2018

Loud explosions lit up the skies over the Syrian capital, Damascus, as Trump announced the airstrikes. Pence told reporters after meeting with the leaders of both countries at a summit in Lima, Peru , on Saturday that he'll leave the summit "very hopeful that we are very close" to a deal that will be better for the U.S. (more...)
Federal Investigators: Pruitt's $43000 Soundproof Booth In EPA Office Violated Law Federal Investigators: Pruitt's $43000 Soundproof Booth In EPA Office Violated Law
- April 17, 2018

The EPA did not immediately respond to a request for comment. "The privacy booth is analogous to other functional functional items an employee might require to perform his job duties such as a high speed computer, high speed copier/scanner, or television", the EPA letter said. (more...)
Rahul slams Modi's deafening silence on rape horror, says India is waiting Rahul slams Modi's deafening silence on rape horror, says India is waiting
- April 17, 2018

Congress sources said the midnight vigil was Rahul's idea and at his behest, it was projected as an "apolitical" event that could get the support of NGOs and commoners alike who may have apprehensions on aligning with a political party. The Congress workers badgered Priyanka Gandhi to express their anger and grief over the incidents of rape in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua and Uttar Pradesh's Unnao. (more...)
United Kingdom wages rising faster than prices as squeeze comes to end United Kingdom wages rising faster than prices as squeeze comes to end
- April 17, 2018

Sterling weakened as the data showed wages in the three months to February rose by 2.8 percent, unchanged from the growth rate in the three months to January and below a median forecast of 3.0 percent in a Reuters poll of economists . "We think that the MPC will judge that the upside news on pay growth and inflation cancels out the recent soft activity data - particularly since the latter has been distorted by a number of temporary factors of late. (more...)
Mexican leader, US VP Pence to meet over ties, NAFTA talks Mexican leader, US VP Pence to meet over ties, NAFTA talks
- April 16, 2018

The comments restore some more optimism on Nafta after U.S. President Donald Trump earlier this week canceled a trip to Peru where Nafta could have been discussed further, and said he could let trade talks go on indefinitely because it would deter companies from investing there. (more...)
Cynthia Nixon Wins Major Progressive Endorsement For New York Primary Cynthia Nixon Wins Major Progressive Endorsement For New York Primary
- April 16, 2018

Andrew Cuomo. When the nod becomes official at the party's nominating convention next month, it would give Nixon a critical line on the November ballot if she loses the Democratic primary in September. Part of Nixon's strategy to upset Cuomo in the gubernatorial race is tapping into the Black and Latino voter base, which Cuomo has historically received strong support from. (more...)
Barbara Bush, Former First Lady of U.S., in Failing Health: Family Spokesperson Barbara Bush, Former First Lady of U.S., in Failing Health: Family Spokesperson
- April 16, 2018

Bush, and the mother also of a former Florida governor and onetime presidential aspirant, Jeb Bush. The source said she is being cared for at her home in Houston and has decided she does not want to go back into the hospital. She is the mother of George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States. He did not elaborate as to the nature of Mrs Bush's health problems. He is 93 years old and also has been in failing health in recent years. (more...)
US President Donald Trump pondering missile attack on Syria US President Donald Trump pondering missile attack on Syria
- April 16, 2018

The council has already failed to agree on a response to the attack in three votes and has been deadlocked throughout the Syrian civil war. Moisi stressed the "risk of escalation" of the conflict amid increasing concerns about a U.S. But British involvement in further military intervention is controversial at home, in a country still haunted by its role in the US-led invasion of Iraq. (more...)
'Mission Accomplished' in Syria, Trump declares on Twitter 'Mission Accomplished' in Syria, Trump declares on Twitter
- April 16, 2018

The US gave no details of civilian or military casualties, but its military leaders insisted targets had been chosen carefully to minimise civilian casualties, but maximise the message intended for the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad. (more...)
Warm Friday with rain heading this way Warm Friday with rain heading this way
- April 15, 2018

Sacramento saw just.06-0.12 inches of rain Wednesday, about half of what hit the Bay Area, according to the California Nevada River Forecast Center. The National Weather Service continues Winter Storm Warning for all of west central Wisconsin for Saturday , April 14th and Sunday, April 15th. (more...)
Blizzard Warning for Schuyler, DC Area Starts at 4 AM Blizzard Warning for Schuyler, DC Area Starts at 4 AM
- April 15, 2018

Winds are expected to be north-northwest, and significant drifting is anticipated, says the NWS. Travel across much of Nebraska was still near-impossible Saturday afternoon, with road closures on Interstate 80, US 30 and USA 20. A strong winter storm will bring heavy snow and winds gusting up to 45 miles per hour or higher. High winds may cause blow over of high profile vehicles. (more...)
Blast in Gaza Strip Reportedly Kills at Least Four Palestinians Blast in Gaza Strip Reportedly Kills at Least Four Palestinians
- April 15, 2018

A 28-year-old Palestinian man died on Friday evening after succumbing to wounds sustained earlier in the day, when he was shot in the stomach by Israeli forces during the ongoing "Great March of Return" across the eastern border of the Gaza Strip . (more...)
Protests, 'cleaning' and tributes mark Ambedkar's birth anniversary this year Protests, 'cleaning' and tributes mark Ambedkar's birth anniversary this year
- April 15, 2018

Coinciding with the birth anniversary of the country's first law minister, the prime minister launched a healthcare and wellness centre under the "Ayushman Bharat- National Health Protection Mission". The event commenced at 8.00 am with a prayer song sung by the choir members followed by thought for the day by Vaishnavi Suresh of Class X and Significance of the Day by Sonali Umanath of Class X. (more...)
Naomi Campbell cries as she pays tribute to Mam'Winnie Naomi Campbell cries as she pays tribute to Mam'Winnie
- April 15, 2018

She felt compelled to speak when others were rendered silent. After the completion of the official state funeral service - which included speeches by Ramaphosa, EFF leader Julius Malema and Mandela-Dlamini in the Orlando Stadium, the casket was loaded into the hearse, surrounded by sobbing supporters. (more...)
Donald Trump to lift legal threat to states that permit marijuana use Donald Trump to lift legal threat to states that permit marijuana use
- April 15, 2018

In exchange, Gardner said he has agreed to lift his remaining holds on Justice Department nominees. It may be modeled on a 2014 budget amendment that prevented the Department of Justice from spending money to enforce federal laws against marijuana users and businesses in states that legalized the drug and were following all applicable state laws. (more...)
Freezing rain, snow pelts Southern Ontario in weekend storm Freezing rain, snow pelts Southern Ontario in weekend storm
- April 15, 2018

A prediction by Environment Canada that this could be a historic ice storm is coming true, with power outages being reported, risky driving conditions, fallen trees and cancelled flights. "However, freezing rain will likely become widespread again". An area of rain and isolated thunderstorms is expected to affect extreme southwestern Ontario. (more...)
UK's Cabinet says Syria chemical attack calls for 'action' UK's Cabinet says Syria chemical attack calls for 'action'
- April 14, 2018

Ms May has not reached a final decision on whether Britain would join any strikes by the United States and France in response to a suspected chemical attack, but wants to be able to act swiftly, the newspaper said. The BBC earlier on Wednesday said May was ready to give the go-ahead for Britain to take part in action led by the United States without seeking prior approval from parliament. (more...)
Father throws baby daughter off roof of shack in Port Elizabeth Father throws baby daughter off roof of shack in Port Elizabeth
- April 14, 2018

Former wife Alyssa was 17 and Steven was 22 when they had Katie and opted to put her up for adoption. They were living at the North Carolina home at the time of their arrest in January, according to the station, but it wan't immediately clear if they are now residing there. (more...)
Pakistani Ex-Prime Minister Sharif Gets Lifetime Politics Ban Pakistani Ex-Prime Minister Sharif Gets Lifetime Politics Ban
- April 14, 2018

The court ruling comes months ahead of expected general elections, pitting the PML-N against its main rival, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party led by former cricket star Imran Khan. PaK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan has made a decision to induct eight more ministers in the cabinet, taking the total strength of the members of his council of ministers to 20, said sources. (more...)
Zuckerberg on sharing his personal info: 'Um, uh, no' Zuckerberg on sharing his personal info: 'Um, uh, no'
- April 14, 2018

It was not until I checked it out here that I discovered one of my friends installed the personality quiz app "This Is Your Digital Life" before 2014, and some of my data would have made it to the servers of Cambridge Analytica . Zuckerberg is facing a grilling before lawmakers on matters related to Cambridge Analytica's allegedly improper acquisition of Facebook data for use in the 2016 United States presidential campaign, along with Russia's alleged use of the platform to spread ... (more...)
Will Ryan Be Forced Out Of The Speakership Before The Election? Will Ryan Be Forced Out Of The Speakership Before The Election?
- April 13, 2018

You would think if there's a pecking order it would be the next man up", Walker said. This morning Speaker Ryan shared with his colleagues that this will be his previous year as a member of the House. The GOP members elected in November will choose the next speaker if the party retains a majority. "In terms of getting things like coastal erosion, infrastructure projects, projects that require a large amount of money from the federal appropriation bills, but even if Republicans did lose ... (more...)
Parkland teacher arrested after leaving loaded gun in public restroom Parkland teacher arrested after leaving loaded gun in public restroom
- April 13, 2018

Cruz's wealth now consists of 24 Microsoft stocks worth about $2,200 from which he receives dividends, and he is entitled to $25,000 from his mother's life insurance, which he has not yet obtained. On Wednesday, Cruz's attorneys offered to surrender any money he would inherit to the victims. Last month, a grand jury indicted Cruz on 17 counts of premeditated murder in the first degree and 17 counts of attempted murder in the first degree. (more...)
ISRO successfully launches replacement navigation satellite ISRO successfully launches replacement navigation satellite
- April 13, 2018

The countdown began at 8:04pm IST on Tuesday. Indian Space Research Organisation ( Isro ) today successfully launched navigation satellite INRSS-1I aboard its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle ( PSLV ) from the Satish Dhavan Space Centre (SDSC), at Sriharikota , in Andhra Pradesh. (more...)
Holocaust Memorial Day celebrated locally Holocaust Memorial Day celebrated locally
- April 13, 2018

Holocaust Remembrance Day is April 12, 2018, so Little said it was appropriate to schedule the commemoration at the Freeholders' last public meeting before the actual day. "On the occasion of Yom HaShoah , it is vital to open a dialogue on the state of Holocaust awareness so that the lessons learned inform the next generation", Claims Conference President Julius Berman said in a statement . (more...)
Sens. Pat Roberts, Ben Sasse say Trump looking to re-enter TPP Sens. Pat Roberts, Ben Sasse say Trump looking to re-enter TPP
- April 13, 2018

The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment, and some members of the administration appeared surprised by the news. Roberts said Kudlow and Lighthizer would be working with the Agriculture Committee, calling the move "certainly good news". (more...)
Tabloid paid out $30K to spike story alleging Trump love child Tabloid paid out $30K to spike story alleging Trump love child
- April 13, 2018

The Associated Press confirmed the details of the Enquirer's payment through a review of a confidential contract and interviews with dozens of current and former employees of the Enquirer and its parent company, American Media Inc . While he frequently calls reports from mainstream companies "fake news", Trump has had a relatively positive relationship with AMI, which has generally published articles to his liking . (more...)
Comey Says Trump Is Like a 'Mob Boss' in Upcoming Interview Comey Says Trump Is Like a 'Mob Boss' in Upcoming Interview
- April 13, 2018

Andrew Harrer/Pool, Getty Images Ronna McDaniel, the RNC's chairwoman, told CNN that Comey's "misconduct" warranted condemnations from both Republicans and Democrats, and that the public should be reminded of them before his book launches. (more...)
Teachers call for fairer school funding Teachers call for fairer school funding
- April 13, 2018

Karen Munson, who has a son in eighth grade in the district, told ABC News she is completely in favor of having these bats in the classrooms. The bat measures 16 inches long and appears to be made of plastic or another lightweight material, according to a video report. (more...)
Pope apologizes for 'serious mistakes' in judging Chilean abuse cases Pope apologizes for 'serious mistakes' in judging Chilean abuse cases
- April 13, 2018

Following the release of Pope Francis' letter, Bishop Santiago Silva Retamales, president of the bishops' conference and head of the military ordinariate, said the bishops of Chile would travel to the Vatican in the third week of May. "Is that clear?" the pope replied. Other clerics more favorable to Barros had Francis' ear, such as the Vatican ambassador, who has always been hostile to Barros' accusers. (more...)
Sergio Ramos could face fresh Champions League ban after tunnel exchange Sergio Ramos could face fresh Champions League ban after tunnel exchange
- April 13, 2018

Ronaldo then stepped up and duly slotted the penalty past substitute goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny with his team moving into the semi-finals 4-3 on aggregate. Real, Liverpool , Bayern Munich and Roma are through to the semi-finals of the tournament, with the draw therefor taking place on Friday. Gianluigi Buffon's first Champions League red card was Juventus' sixth in the competition against Real Madrid - more than any team has had against another opponent in the competition. (more...)
Qatar Taps Trump-Connected Ballard for $2.1M Push Qatar Taps Trump-Connected Ballard for $2.1M Push
- April 12, 2018

The meeting between the U.S. president and Qatar Emir Tamim al-Thani marks a major shift in the relationship between the two countries. Led by United States allies Saudi Arabia and the UAE, Qatar's regional rivals launched a diplomatic and trade blockade against Doha a year ago, and Trump initially appeared to take Riyadh's side. (more...)
Raid on his lawyer abuses attorney-client privilege Raid on his lawyer abuses attorney-client privilege
- April 12, 2018

The new details on the Cohen raid emerged as the president boiled over on Twitter about it and evidence that investigators are zeroing in on his inner circle. He had ordered White House Counsel Don McGahn do the deed back in June of past year and was only dissuaded when McGahn threatened to quit. "He certainly believes that he has the power to do so", she said at Tuesday's (Wednesday NZT) press briefing. (more...)
Malcolm Turnbull faces leadership pressure ahead of polls Malcolm Turnbull faces leadership pressure ahead of polls
- April 12, 2018

Turnbull attempted to brush off Monday's result, which has Labor leading the government 52 to 48 on the two-party preferred measure , as not being important to Australians. Mr Abbott is a member of the so-called Monash Group, a newly formed gathering of conservative backbenchers, calling for taxpayers' money to be invested in a new coal power station. (more...)
Trump negatively assessed the state of relations with Russian Federation Trump negatively assessed the state of relations with Russian Federation
- April 12, 2018

He also vowed that "smart" missiles "will be coming". Since coming to office Trump has thumbed his nose at domestic opposition, brushed aside Moscow's actions in the United States, Ukraine and Syria and embraced tighter relations with the Kremlin. (more...)
Houthi rebels launch drone strike on Saudi-owned oil facility Houthi rebels launch drone strike on Saudi-owned oil facility
- April 12, 2018

Last month, one man was killed in Riyadh by debris after the military shot down a flurry of missiles, the first casualty of the Yemen war in the Saudi capital. Al Masirah also reported the Houthis fired missiles at oil storage facilities belonging to Saudi oil giant Aramco in the provinces of Najran and Jizan. (more...)
Islamist Human Rights Commission Condemns Israel Aggression Against Palestinians Islamist Human Rights Commission Condemns Israel Aggression Against Palestinians
- April 11, 2018

His death brings the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces since then to 31. The video, which emerges after 31 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza by sniper bullets shot from within Israel, have gained worldwide condemnation. (more...)
Why a teacher walkout could threaten Oklahoma's blood supply Why a teacher walkout could threaten Oklahoma's blood supply
- April 11, 2018

In April, lawmakers raised salaries for teachers by an average of $6,100, increased pay for support staff by $1,250, and added $50 million in funding for schools. However, Republicans in the State House of Representatives don't appear to be listening. "These kids are being cheated and Oklahoma is reaping what they've sown for our education and our children". (more...)