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Kim Jong Un looks to China and Vietnam for economic inspiration

Kim Jong Un looks to China and Vietnam for economic inspiration Pompeo is now the major conduit between the United States and North Korea , having made two recent visits to Pyongyang - returning a week ago from talks with Kim with three released USA prisoners. "That is, we don't fully understand what's in the mind of Kim Jong-un on a variety of issues and we're always trying to get more intelligence". The statement came after Bolton suggested in several p... [Full Article...]

Officials seek 'wiggle room' in NAFTA talks as United States deadline lapses

Officials seek 'wiggle room' in NAFTA talks as United States deadline lapses The nation's top trade official issued a frank and dour statement on Thursday about the state of negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). independent of which Congress (the current or new) that will vote on it", he said on Televisa. "We didn't get there last week, but we will keep trying to achieve it". [Full Article...]

Trump helped Europe lose its illusions - Tusk

Trump helped Europe lose its illusions - Tusk They are now scrambling to protect European Union companies doing business in Iran before the United States reimposes sanctions on Iran after the expiry of 90- and 180-day wind-down periods. "Looking at latest decisions of [Trump] someone could even think: with friends like that who needs enemies ", wrote Donald Tusk, president of the European Council. [Full Article...]

Sterling rallies vs. dollar, euro on EU customs union report

Sterling rallies vs. dollar, euro on EU customs union report Riechelt said that the risk of a hard brexit remained, though, and that the pound could face downward pressure because the European Union would likely meet the proposal with scepticism. The pound's jump suggests the currency remains vulnerable to Brexit negotiations that have dominated British politics since a 2016 referendum, even as Britain's economy has shown signs of strengthening. [Full Article...]

Iran condemns United States move to blacklist CBI governor

Iran condemns United States move to blacklist CBI governor The blacklisting of Seif, which coincided with the start of negotiations among the remaining parties to the Iran deal, reveals Washington's failure to achieve its "pre-planned objectives" against the Islamic Republic. The exchange system worked with Iran's central bank, and the Treasury Department said Tuesday's actions were a continuation of attempts to disrupt it. [Full Article...]

West Bengal Panchayat polls: TMC leading in 1208 seats vs BJP's 81

West Bengal Panchayat polls: TMC leading in 1208 seats vs BJP's 81 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses party supporters during a celebration event ahead of wining the Karnataka election in New Delhi on May 15, 2018. Bombs were hurled targeting 20 houses during a clash between Trinamool Congress workers and BJP activists in Howrah. From the nomination stage to the day of polling, where was the spirit of democracy? Addressing BJP workers at the party he... [Full Article...]

President Trump decrys sanctuary laws with California leaders

President Trump decrys sanctuary laws with California leaders Local California lawmakers and officials on hand for the meeting said their constituents support their efforts to fight the sanctuary state law because they value the safety of their communities. The number appeared to be inflated. The Guardian report posted an edited version of Trump's remark, specifically omitting the portion where Sheriff Mims refers to MS-13 gang members. [Full Article...]

The great internet debate: Yanny or Laurel

The great internet debate: Yanny or Laurel So what exactly is going on? It appears Feldman picked up on the post, tweeted it, and it went viral . It turns out that our brains can shift pretty easily between hearing yanny and laurel , just based on how low or high the frequency of the recording gets. [Full Article...]

East Coast Main Line services under public control from next month

East Coast Main Line services under public control from next month The original London and North Eastern Railway was the second largest of the groups created by the Railways Act 1921. The organisation, which has run the franchise with Virgin Trains since 2015, said it had been advised an "operator of last resort" would be appointed to run the London to Edinburgh service. [Full Article...]

Iranian media react to populist cleric's victory in Iraq elections

Iranian media react to populist cleric's victory in Iraq elections Alliance of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is set to win Iraq's parliamentary elections - an unexpected outcome that has caught the attention of Iranian media. While speculation swirls, the next concrete step remains completing the vote count and firming up the final makeup of Iraq's new 329-seat parliament. [Full Article...]

Petition to initiate treason case against Nawaz Sharif filed in Pak court

Petition to initiate treason case against Nawaz Sharif filed in Pak court Expressing support for Nawaz, Abbasi said the entire party, including Shehbaz Sharif, stands with the PML-N supremo. He had questioned why his country had not been able to complete the trial in the case yet. The top brass of military leadership, including Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat and Director General Inter-... [Full Article...]

Trump Makes Time For Unscheduled Trip To Visit Melania In The Hospital

Trump Makes Time For Unscheduled Trip To Visit Melania In The Hospital White House Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters said of the President's Tuesday trip to visit his wife, "This evening the President visited the First Lady at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center". Walter Reed Medical Center. The 48-year-old first lady had an "embolization" procedure Monday at a military hospital outside Washington. She and Barron moved to the White House last June... [Full Article...]

Apple Has Bigger Autonomous Car Fleet Than Uber, Tesla, Google

Apple Has Bigger Autonomous Car Fleet Than Uber, Tesla, Google The company's fleet of autonomous cars on the road is second only to GM Cruise which has 104 vehicles. Free for 14 days - no credit card required! Apple grew from 3 to 45 between April 2017 and March 2018, now this number increased to 55. [Full Article...]

Premier League Stars Under Fire for Posing With Turkey's President Recep Erdogan

Premier League Stars Under Fire for Posing With Turkey's President Recep Erdogan On Tuesday he softened his stance slightly, insisting that "both players (Ozil and Gundogan) know they made a mistake". President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke on Tuesday over the phone with Jordanian King Abdullah II, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad over recent developments at the Gaza border. [Full Article...]

No sight of Ramazan moon in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday

No sight of Ramazan moon in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday While Ramadan is a boon for retailers in the Middle East and South Asia, critics say the holy month is increasingly becoming commercialised. Each Islamic month is either twenty-nine or maximum thirty days. It takes a great commitment to observe this holy month, while working and raising a family. Meanwhile, prices of some food items like tomatoes, beans and onions have increased in Lagos mar... [Full Article...]

Jammu and Kashmir: BSF jawan martyred in ceasefire violation by Pakistan

Jammu and Kashmir: BSF jawan martyred in ceasefire violation by Pakistan The jawan, later identified as constable Devendra Singh was rushed to Military Hospital but died of his bullet injuries. The BSF constable lost his life in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Samba sector on the intervening night of May 14 and 15. [Full Article...]

Trooper killed in Kashmir encounter, militants escaped

Trooper killed in Kashmir encounter, militants escaped Police said CRPF constable Mandeep Kumar of 182 battalion died during the gun battle inside a house at Wagum village in Pulwama early on Saturday. A gunfight broke out between government forces and militants at a village in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Friday late night. [Full Article...]

Terrorists Identified Among Those Killed on Gaza Border

Terrorists Identified Among Those Killed on Gaza Border Violent demonstrations have erupted across Israel and the Palestinian territories as the US officially moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to the disputed city of Jerusalem , which Palestinians also claim as their capital. At a special meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday morning (AEST), Ms Haley denied the violence in Gaza was a response to the new USA embassy, say... [Full Article...]

PTI has no character, ideology: Nawaz Sharif

PTI has no character, ideology: Nawaz Sharif Sharif's remarks questioning the policy of using Pakistan-based terrorists for cross-border attacks such as the assault on India's financial hub, made during an interview with Dawn newspaper, stirred a hornet's nest. "The national commission should be tasked to find the cause of these issues". "Surjewala further said: "Our second question to Modi is, will you show the courage of conviction and... [Full Article...]

United States opens new Embassy in Jerusalem as dozens killed in Gaza clashes

United States opens new Embassy in Jerusalem as dozens killed in Gaza clashes Israel has made clear throughout the protests that it holds Hamas responsible for any violence emanating from Gaza , and Colonel Conricus made no apologies for the body count. Dan Shapiro , the US ambassador to Israel under President Barack Obama, told CBS News foreign correspondent Seth Doane the embassy move could be a good thing, but only if it was paired with a promise of a USA embassy to a f... [Full Article...]


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