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Italian parties agree basis for government deal, say no threat to euro

Italian parties agree basis for government deal, say no threat to euro Italy's two anti-establishment parties have signed an accord to form a ruling coalition, promising to ramp up spending and putting the nation on a collision course with the EU, Reuters reported. The policies would cost many billions of euros and have spooked investors in Italian debt, shares and the euro. Plans by Italy's rightwing League party and the populist Five Star Movement to "rethink" ... [Full Article...]

We'll see what happens on North Korea summit

We'll see what happens on North Korea summit North Korea's statement firmly pointed at Bolton and his remark as the reason why they are now threatening to pull out of the summit. While he has read news reports about the North Korean statements and spoken with the South Koreans, Trump said the North Koreans have yet to signal plans to cancel the summit. [Full Article...]

Lawmakers Renew Call for Completing NAFTA This Week

Lawmakers Renew Call for Completing NAFTA This Week The talks to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have been hung up on United States demands to increase American content in cars that receive duty free treatment in the trade bloc, and to have a sunset provision, which would require the three governments to renew the treaty after five years. [Full Article...]

Toll in Bengal panchayat poll violence rises to 20

The state ruling party also came out victorious in at least 160 out of 6,125 Panchayat Samiti seats and were leading in another 173 constituencies, the latest poll result data released by the State Election Commission (SEC) said. In East Midnapore, the TMC won 1,969 gram panchayat seats, the BJP 177, the CPI (M) 134 and the Congress 15 seats. Half a dozen of supporters of the CPI (M) and a... [Full Article...]

Trump presses Germany to drop Russian pipeline

Trump presses Germany to drop Russian pipeline The US push came a day before Chancellor Angela Merkel travels to Sochi to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin for talks that will touch on Nord Stream 2 , as well as the US decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. "Does he agree that there appears to be no economic justification for this, but it is instead a political project created to increase European dependence on Russian gas and t... [Full Article...]

New Zealand statement on Gaza deaths 'regrettable' - Israel Embassy

New Zealand statement on Gaza deaths 'regrettable' - Israel Embassy Palestinians and rights groups say protesters are being shot while posing no threat to Israeli soldiers on the other side of the heavily guarded fence. It brings together Palestinian, Israeli and worldwide experts, as well as representatives of the diplomatic community and civil society, to discuss how a lasting settlement can be brought about. [Full Article...]

Legal defense fund in place - Pruitt

Legal defense fund in place - Pruitt Fearing a " public relations nightmare ", President Donald Trump's White House and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under the reign of administrator Scott Pruitt , blocked the release of a major water contamination story, according to emails obtained by the Union of Concerned Scientists and reported on by Politico . [Full Article...]

US imposes sanctions on Hezbollah leaders

US imposes sanctions on Hezbollah leaders These countries also designated eight other Hezbollah-linked people and entities. "The TFTC again demonstrated its great value to global security by disrupting Iran and Hezbollah's destabilizing influence in the region", said US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin in a statement . [Full Article...]

School teacher accused of drowning 2 raccoon during lessons

School teacher accused of drowning 2 raccoon during lessons A Florida high school teacher is on paid administrative leave after cell phone video appears to show him drowning wild raccoons during class. "It made me sick". An employee at the high school captured two raccoons and an opossum that had been suspected of endangering the chickens being raised by the students in the class. [Full Article...]

California Leaders Opposed to Sanctuary Law Meet with Trump

California Leaders Opposed to Sanctuary Law Meet with Trump In a White House meeting that included the attorney general, Jeff Sessions, House the majority leader, Kevin McCarthy , and top officials from the department of homeland security and the U.S. The federal anti-gambling law is unconstitutional because "it unequivocally dictates what a state legislature may and may not do", Justice Samuel Alito wrote in his majority opinion. [Full Article...]

Trump submits financial disclosure; release expected soon

Trump submits financial disclosure; release expected soon In an ethics disclosure released on Wednesday, US President Trump accepted for the very first time that he paid more than $100,001 to his ex-attorney Michael Cohen who might have paid porn star, Stormy Daniels . Cohen has previously said he paid adult film actress Stormy Daniels $130,000 as part of a settlement and non-disclosure agreement reached just before the election in 2016. [Full Article...]

Trump Jr.: Can't Recall Discussing Russia Probe With Father

Trump Jr.: Can't Recall Discussing Russia Probe With Father While Senate Judiciary Democrats have sought to conduct a robust and independent investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, there are more questions than answers given the lack of cooperation by numerous individuals involved. [Full Article...]

Pilot hailed as a 'hero' after landing plane with broken cockpit window

Pilot hailed as a 'hero' after landing plane with broken cockpit window Sichuan Airlines Flight 3U8633 left the central Chinese municipality of Chongqing on Monday bound for the Tibetan capital of Lhasa. Some 27 received medical check-ups at a hospital in Chengdu, where the plane made its emergency landing , according to the South China Morning Post. [Full Article...]

US embassy in Jerusalem opens amid violence: 4 essential reads

US embassy in Jerusalem opens amid violence: 4 essential reads Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended his military's show of force and thanked President Donald Trump for keeping his promise to move the U.S. In the wake of the deaths, South Africa recalled its ambassador to Israel for consultations. "Most of the martyrs who are killed are just normal citizens - we are not following Hamas party or Fatah party, [the two Palestinian factions]". [Full Article...]

Facebook users hit by fresh data scandal

Facebook users hit by fresh data scandal Archibong today said the investigation, which is being carried out by "internal and external experts", has led to the suspension of 200 apps . All apps that are found to misuse data - as Cambridge Analytica's "This Is Your Digital Life" app famously did - will be identified and shared on the "Your Info" Facebook page . [Full Article...]

Juventus extend record streak to 7 Serie A titles

Juventus extend record streak to 7 Serie A titles However, Allegri looks ready to turn down the Gunners' approach to stay with Juventus for another season. Arsenal are exploring several different candidates to replace Arsenal Wenger, and Allegri is on the Gunners' shortlist. Although a Juventus player since 2014, Pinsoglio was loaned in successive seasons to lower league sides Modena, Livorno and Latina before spending the current seaso... [Full Article...]

Sonam Kapoor's Accepting Anand Ahuja On Cannes

Sonam Kapoor's Accepting Anand Ahuja On Cannes In stark contrast to Deepika Padukone's sleek dress, Kareena Kapoor Khan opted for an Indian ethnic look this week. Sonam will walk on the 71st Cannes Film Festival red carpet on Monday and Tuesday to fulfil her commitment as a L'oreal Paris brand ambassador. [Full Article...]

Sonam and Anand's Wedding Stirs Controversy over the Violation of Sikh Beliefs

Sonam and Anand's Wedding Stirs Controversy over the Violation of Sikh Beliefs After making attractive appearances at the red carpet of Cannes Film Festival , Bollywood divas- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Deepika Padukone , Kangana Ranaut , Sonam Kapoor have returned to the Bay, after spelling their magic at the French Riviera. [Full Article...]

Integrity fears hit United States leagues after sport betting ruling

Integrity fears hit United States leagues after sport betting ruling The first bets could be placed within weeks. "So long as single-event sports betting is criminalized in Canada, Canadians who engage in this type of betting online do so in a completely unregulated and potentially unsafe way, with few or no responsible gambling protections or enforced-age restrictions", David Eby said in an emailed statement. [Full Article...]

China's 1st domestically built aircraft carrier starts sea trials

China's 1st domestically built aircraft carrier starts sea trials This May 9, 2018, photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency shows China's aircraft carrier Liaoning at a shipyard in Dalian. The sea trials will mainly test the reliability and stability of the carrier's power system and other equipment. [Full Article...]


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