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China and United States reach agreement on beef, poultry, natural gas

China and United States reach agreement on beef, poultry, natural gas The U.S. and China have announced a wide-ranging trade deal created to boost the relationship between the world's two largest economies and potentially open the way for increased breakbulk demand. After months of speculation, the Trump administration inked its first trade plan with China . That round will determine the protocol for access, and it is yet unknown how much of the current USA ... [Full Article...]

Unarmed man dies after Vegas officer uses neck technique

Unarmed man dies after Vegas officer uses neck technique The incident began around 12:54 a.m. inside the Venetian Hotel when the man approached two Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers. Police said he was acting erratic . The local coroner's office has yet to release the official cause of death in the case, but the Metro's Force Investigation Team & Critical Incident Review Team has begun an investigation into the matter, according to ... [Full Article...]

Mother's Day 2017: History, Facts & Traditions

Even though I don't always agree with you , I know you are giving me the type of guidance that will build good character and values. Bring her some breakfast in bed, a cup of coffee or tea, allow her to relax and spend the day doing the things she enjoys most . [Full Article...]

British WWII veteran, 101, breaks skydiving record

British WWII veteran, 101, breaks skydiving record Joined by four generations of his family, Hayes returned to the air over Devon, England, on Sunday, breaking the world record for the oldest tandem skydiver. Verdun, who is a widow, said: "How I came home from WW2 I do not know". Speaking afterwards, Verdun said: "Hooray!" before telling instructors at Skydive.Buzz: "I'm absolutely over the moon". [Full Article...]

N. Korea claims missile could carry nuclear warhead

While Russia and North Korea don't have strong trade ties, they are building on their economic relationship. The isolated North boasted on Monday that the launch the previous day, supervised by leader Kim Jong Un, was aimed at verifying the capability to carry a "large scale heavy nuclear warhead". [Full Article...]

Le Pen's niece will not seek re-election as French MP

Le Pen's niece will not seek re-election as French MP Known in the party simply as Marion, she said she did not want "to hang on at all costs" to the status afforded by her parliamentary seat, dealing a blow to the National Front ahead of parliamentary elections next month. The niece of defeated far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has announced she's leaving political life, at least temporarily, citing "personal and political reas... [Full Article...]

Climate change is locked in despite Trump, Obama says

Climate change is locked in despite Trump, Obama says He also became less fearful. On the same day Obama spoke about the threat of climate change, conservative groups urged President Donald Trump to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. Obama was honoured with the Profile in Courage award, a nod to Kennedy's 1957 book profiling political figures committed to making principled decisions, despite the challenges they faced. [Full Article...]

Tabqa: ISIS Loses Control of Key Town to Syrian Democratic Forces

Tabqa: ISIS Loses Control of Key Town to Syrian Democratic Forces Ms White said the equipment provided to the Kurds - who make up 40% of the SDF's 50,000 fighters, according to US-led coalition officials - would be "limited, mission specific and metered out incrementally as objectives are reached". USA officials have said that the assault on Raqqa will require heavier equipment, suchas armored vehicles and machine guns. Erdogan has demanded that Washingto... [Full Article...]

Trump's frustrations are boiling over after Comey dismissal

Mr Trump said the candidates were "outstanding people" and "very well known". McCabe also said it is not standard practice for the FBI to inform people that they are not the target of an investigation. Bush administration; Adam Lee, the FBI special agent in charge of the bureau's Richmond, Va., field office; and U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson, a federal trial court judge in Richmond, Va. [Full Article...]

Targeting core Labour voters, UK's May promises more workers' rights

Parents who lose a child will also be given rights to bereavement leave and people with fluctuating mental health conditions such as depression will be protected from discrimination under reforms to the Equalities Act, which now covers only constant conditions. [Full Article...]

Doug Marrone: Leonard Fournette Must Earn Starting Role

Doug Marrone: Leonard Fournette Must Earn Starting Role While the Jaguars might have taken Fournette in a spot that says they believe he's a difference-maker, Marrone won't be installing him as a starter in May. Asked if there had been contact between the parties Marrone replied, "No". "There are certain things, as far as his elbow and his arm, that are much improved", Marrone said. [Full Article...]

Nigeria's First Lady visits rescued Chibok girls

Nigeria's First Lady visits rescued Chibok girls The militant group has also kidnapped thousands of other people during their insurgency in the region. One of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 and wh. The statement read in part, "Our movement has begun the elementary process of verification and authentication of the identities of our released 82 Chibok girls based on the list in the public domain (this list alone does no... [Full Article...]

Chelsea Manning's mum happy about release

She served almost seven years of a 35-year sentence at an all-male prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Although Manning initially entered prison as a man named Bradley, he later transitioned to a woman and adopted the name Chelsea in 2013 . [Full Article...]

China sees 'win-win' for all in revived Silk Road Initiative

Other delegates include officials, entrepreneurs and financiers from over 130 countries, and representatives of key worldwide organisations such as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres , World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, and global Monetary Fund Director Christine Lagarde. [Full Article...]

China pledges $124bn for new Silk Road project as champion of globalisation

President Xi said the world must create conditions that promote open development and encourage, "fair, reasonable and transparent global trade and investment rules". Jose de Venecia Jr., the Philippines' special envoy for intercultural dialogue, said the South China Sea could be converted into a "zone of friendship, commerce, and development" instead of just being a source of conflict among the co... [Full Article...]

Yates, Clapper Testify On Russian Attempts To Interfere In U.S

Yates, Clapper Testify On Russian Attempts To Interfere In U.S Mr Flynn was sacked by the Trump administration for lying over his links to Russian Federation. Pressed by Sen. Lindsey Graham if that claim was still accurate, Clapper said , "It is". Prior to her testimony, former Obama administration officials told multiple media outlets that President Obama directly warned President-elect Trump against hiring Flynn during their face-to-face meeting in Novem... [Full Article...]

Turkey blocks German lawmaker visit to soldiers at air base

Turkey blocks German lawmaker visit to soldiers at air base Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the necessity of finding an alternative to the Incirlik military base in Turkey. A defense ministry spokesman said Jordan offered "the best conditions" after Berlin had also looked at Kuwait and Cyprus since Turkey first denied such visits to German MPs for several months a year ago. [Full Article...]

Netflix and Amazon leave the BAFTA TV awards empty-handed

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed, actress Vicky McClure admits. The Netflix royal drama had been nominated for five awards, but failed to pick any up on the night, with actors John Lithgow, Jared Harris and Vanessa Kirby losing out in their respective acting categories. [Full Article...]

Philippine lawmakers reject Duterte's impeachment

Philippine lawmakers reject Duterte's impeachment Gary Alejano of Magdalo party-list. A few hours later, the committee chaired by Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali declared the complaint "insufficient in substance" after Alejano, a former Marine captain, admitted he had "no personal knowledge" about the allegations in his impeachment complaint against President Duterte, including the multiple murder attributed to the Davao Death Squad (DDS) ... [Full Article...]

BC election exposed a polarized province

The final results are expected by May 24, and it's anyone's guess what B.C.'s legislature will look like. @GFJB1699 Advance votes are counted tonight. He could extract a promise that the Liberals would act on some key Green policies - like limits on corporate and union campaign donations. At the outset of the campaign, Weaver made it his mission to expand his party's presence in the legislatur... [Full Article...]


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