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Uber Selling Southeast Asian Business to Regional Rival Grab

Uber Selling Southeast Asian Business to Regional Rival Grab While regulations have been the source of Uber's challenges in Asian countries such as Taiwan and Japan , the company's inability to cater to local needs has been a noticeable challenge in Southeast Asia. However, following a similar merger between Grab investor Didi Chuxing and China's Uber business in 2016, driver numbers dropped dramatically as subsidies lapsed and new regulations raised r... [Full Article...]

Baton Rouge police officers cleared in 2016 killing of Alton Sterling

Baton Rouge police officers cleared in 2016 killing of Alton Sterling Landry's announcement in Baton Rouge - coming 10 months after federal prosecutors determined they wouldn't file civil rights charges against the officers - was made moments after he told Sterling's relatives of the decision. Broome began by expressing condolences to the Sterling family. Photos of Alton Sterling are taped to the wall at a makeshift memorial outside the Triple S convenience st... [Full Article...]

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation expels 7 Russian diplomats over spy poisoning

Western nations have expelled more than 130 Russian diplomats in a show of solidarity with Britain over the nerve agent attack. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has thrown out seven Russian diplomats and refused access to three more as it joined the coordinated response from Western countries in the wake of the nerve agent attack in Salisbury. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation says it expects deal to remove Syrian rebel group from Douma

Russian Federation says it expects deal to remove Syrian rebel group from Douma Russia also guarantees the protection of the civilians who wish to stay in Ghouta from the prosecution of the government of the Syrian regime, in addition to installing Russian military police points in the towns that are, in the present, under the control of "al-Rahman Legion", which the agreement includes ــــ Ein Tarma, Jubar, Zamalka and Arbin. [Full Article...]

Voting underway for Egypt's presidential election

Voting underway for Egypt's presidential election Voting began on Monday and will continue until Wednesday. The former general donned military fatigues on recent occasions, highlighting the war on Islamic extremists and perhaps reminding voters that he led the military overthrow of a divisive Islamist president in the summer of 2013. [Full Article...]

Is Kim Jong-un in China? No confirmation, but 'speculation rife'

Is Kim Jong-un in China? No confirmation, but 'speculation rife' Japanese media are reporting that a special North Korean train has arrived in Beijing under unusually heavy security. It comes ahead of a planned meeting between President Trump and the North Korean leader, which is said to be happening by May. [Full Article...]

Israel strikes Gaza areas for second day

Israel strikes Gaza areas for second day While detonating bombs and firing machine guns during the drill, Hamas forces also reportedly launched a couple of missiles, but in the opposite direction of Israel, towards the Mediterranean Sea. No organization immediately claimed responsibility for the launches. " The enemy (Israel) bears responsibility for any escalation and we will not stand handcuffed against any aggression ", Abu Ubaida w... [Full Article...]

Russian ambassador: Trump made 'grave mistake' expelling diplomats

Russian ambassador: Trump made 'grave mistake' expelling diplomats Ukraine will expel 13 diplomats, Lithuania is expelling three and Latvia is ejecting one. A British police officer who stumbled upon the two as they lay unconscious on a bench outside a shopping centre was also hospitalized after coming into contact with the substance, but has since been released. [Full Article...]

Jewish groups protest against Labour Party at British parliament

Jewish groups protest against Labour Party at British parliament But Britain's Jewish Community isn't satisfied. It says he " cannot seriously contemplate anti-Semitism, because he is so ideologically fixed within a far-left world view that is instinctively hostile to mainstream Jewish communities ". [Full Article...]

Trump congratulates Vladimir Putin on winning presidential election

Trump congratulates Vladimir Putin on winning presidential election Naturally, the phrase "DO NOT CONGRATULATE" was quickly trending on Twitter as people congratulated Trump on his truly maverick move. Administration officials said it was unclear if the President had seen the briefing memo that was leaked to the Post . [Full Article...]

Chicago votes 'yes' on recreational marijuana

Chicago votes 'yes' on recreational marijuana That's when over 60 percent of commonwealth voters supported a statewide ballot measure to relax possession laws. When then-Gov. Chris Christie reluctantly agreed to make medical marijuana legal in New Jersey , he made sure it wouldn't be easy to obtain, even if the doctor ordered it . [Full Article...]

Coalition warns Iran as Saudi foils missile raid

Coalition warns Iran as Saudi foils missile raid Another Houthi attack orchestrated in Tehran enables the Saudi government to remind everyone that the war against the militias and their allies was, and continues to be, a war of necessity. The UN urgently needs US$350 million for humanitarian projects in Yemen , a senior agency official said on Sunday, insisting it was mere "peanuts" compared with the cost of the country's war. [Full Article...]

Weather On Tap: Freezing Rain Means Potentially Slick Monday AM Commute

Weather On Tap: Freezing Rain Means Potentially Slick Monday AM Commute Sunday night: A chance of showers before 11 p.m., then a slight chance of rain. Winds will be light on Saturday but will pick up again on Sunday . Rain returns Monday with a chance of isolated storms Monday into Tuesday . We aren't expecting much of this to stick, possibly a dusting to an inch across the highest peaks. [Full Article...]

Top Chinese officials condemn USA import tariffs

Top Chinese officials condemn USA import tariffs As we come to the end of this first quarter of 2018 all of the optimism that we saw at the end of January now appears to be an nearly distant memory, and it will need a significant change of tone to prevent stock markets finishing this quarter lower, despite this year's record highs. [Full Article...]

China hits back at Trump

China hits back at Trump China responded by threatening to slap tariffs on 128 products, accounting for $3bn in USA imports, including a 15% tariff on U.S. steel pipes, fresh fruit and wine, and a 25% tariff on pork and recycled aluminium, the Financial Times reports . [Full Article...]

Trump passes $1.3 trillion spending bill to avert shut down

Trump passes $1.3 trillion spending bill to avert shut down The spending bill doesn't include Democrat-favored subsidies for the Affordable Care Act exchanges, which started faltering after Trump reversed some federal payments in his wider effort to scuttle the health care law. NAFCU urged Congress to fully fund the programs, which predominantly help credit unions serve low-income areas. While going over a bill that needed a vote made flawless sense to p... [Full Article...]

What is the Chipko movement?

What is the Chipko movement? The movement was named so because the villagers hugged the trees and encircled them to prevent being hacked. What does Google say about the movement? Though the Chipko Movement gathered prominence in the 1970's, the idea had actually germinated way back in 18th century Rajasthan . [Full Article...]

South Jersey weather should hold dry this weekend

South Jersey weather should hold dry this weekend Forecasters at the National Weather Service office in Portland say that snow levels may briefly drop to sea level on the coast and in the mid-valley late Friday and early Saturday . High temperatures will peak in the mid 40s for most of the area. We might even see a big hole the clouds to our west that moves in later this evening, which could cool things down for our overnight low. [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn denounced by Campaign Against Antisemitism

Jeremy Corbyn denounced by Campaign Against Antisemitism Mr Smith was replaced as shadow Northern Ireland secretary after calling for a second European Union referendum. The move came as Mr Corbyn was also under fire from some of his own MPs over the latest anti-Semitism row to hit the party, relating to his apparent support for an artist who painted a controversial mural in London in 2012. [Full Article...]

More wet weather on the way… This time its rain

More wet weather on the way… This time its rain A few showers are possible after 8 PM Monday, but a lot of the activity looks to stay just north of the viewing area. A cool, breezy, and dry day can be expected across the Commonwealth to round out your weekend before rain chances return. [Full Article...]


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