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Samsung predicts better-than-expected quarterly profits

A bound and handcuffed Lee Jae-Yong, the vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics, arrived at the Seoul Central District Court as his trial opened Friday. Even after the embarrassing recall of the company's last flagship device, the Galaxy Note 7, the S8 and its new embedded Bixby AI technology could set a new first year sales record for the company. [Full Article...]

The New York Times Takes Heat over Terrorist's Op-Ed

A former leader of the Tanzim brigade - the militant wing of the Fatah political party - Barghouti was convicted in 2004 of five counts of murder, including orchestrating attacks against Israelis. He called Israel's military courts in the West Bank an "accomplice in the occupation's crimes through detentions, unjust court sentences, and torture". [Full Article...]

Yogi Adityanath's loan waiver a 'lolipop', says disappointed Uttar Pradesh farmers

Yogi Adityanath's loan waiver a 'lolipop', says disappointed Uttar Pradesh farmers Delivering on BJP's poll promise to small and marginal farmers, the Yogi Adityanath government yesterday chose to waive their crop loans up to Rs 1 lakh, totalling a staggering Rs 36,359 crore. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath " s decision to waive off farmers" loan was a "partial relief'. [Full Article...]

ISIS to Americans: 'You are being run by an idiot'

ISIS to Americans: 'You are being run by an idiot' The coalition has faced criticism for mounting civilian casualties in Mosul, the most controversial incident a March 17 strike in the Al-Jadida neighborhood of the city, which left at least 140 people dead, according to the United Nations. [Full Article...]

Kenyans Edna Kiplagat, Geoffrey Kirui Win Boston Marathon Titles

Kenyans Edna Kiplagat, Geoffrey Kirui Win Boston Marathon Titles Her bib number was officially retired afterwards. It's been 50 years since the first woman completed the 26.2 mile journey from Hopkinton to Boylton St. "I boxed it up for three or four years because I didn't want to acknowledge it", Sanchez told Runner's World . And now he inspires others to achieve what they may not think is possible, Fackina said. [Full Article...]

North Korea: US is creating a situation for nuclear war

North Korea: US is creating a situation for nuclear war North Korea was unable to successfully test a missile over the weekend, but the country has been able to force President Trump off his campaign promises. Asked by a reporter what message he had for North Korea's young leader Kim Jong-Un on Monday, Trump replied "Gotta behave". U.S. Vice President Mike Pence assured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday that the United States stands "10... [Full Article...]

British Prime Minister Theresa May will seek election on June 8

Labour and the much smaller opposition Liberal Democrats said they would vote in favor of the early election, all but guaranteeing her decision will be approved. Labour and the Liberal Democrats have welcomed the move for a June 8 vote and the SNP have said they will not attempt to block it. Under the terms of the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act, Mrs May must secure a two-thirds majority of MPs to br... [Full Article...]

Suspected Facebook shooter 'said he had to go — McDonald's franchise owner

The intersection is less than two miles from Pennsylvania State Police Troop E headquarters. The vehicle did a half-turn and came to rest against the curb. She says: "If you did it, you have to face your crime". It wasn't immediately clear where Stephens had been since Sunday. After a few minutes, Stephens drove off without the rest of his food. [Full Article...]

IS launches chemical 'gas attack' in western Mosul

Military officers state that this it is predicted as Iraqi forces attempt to reclaim Mosul in what is known as the last major urban hurdle towards defeating extremist Sunni militant groups in Iraq. A police captain was also killed and another four injured during the operation, he added. The mosque with its famous leaning minaret, which gave the city its nickname "al-Hadbaa" or "hunchback", is ... [Full Article...]

Republicans force runoff in Georgia race

Republicans force runoff in Georgia race There were 18 candidates vying to replace former GOP congressman Tom Price, who left his seat to became President Donald Trump's secretary for the U.S. Ossoff's performance there, which appears likely to exceed Clinton's numbers against Trump in 2016, potentially represents a major political shift in American politics as Democrats increasingly try to woo voters in prosperous suburbs like Georgia's... [Full Article...]

This new bill would legalize weed in Canada

If approved, legislation would establish new rules letting Canadians legally buy, harvest and have limited amounts of government-controlled marijuana in addition to implementing measures meant to discourage individuals from skirting the proposed restrictions. [Full Article...]

NKorean official says will continue missile tests

The day before Trump recited the oath of office on the Washington Mall, the North Korean leadership already had prepared its own unique welcome for the incoming President. "President Trump has made it clear the US will pursue an America first policy in trade and exchange". Refugees from North Korea could quickly overwhelm South Korean society's ability to assimilate them. [Full Article...]

Ivanka's biz prospers as politics mixes with business

Ivanka's biz prospers as politics mixes with business In addition to applying for the new trademarks, Ivanka Trump Marks LLC has won provisional approval from the Chinese government for at least five more since the inauguration. Her five-year-old daughter Arabella sang a traditional song for Xi during his USA visit, and the performance was later praised in Chinese state media. [Full Article...]

Facebook murder suspect found dead

The Cleveland Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation put the word out nationwide that Stephens was likely still driving the white Ford Fusion with the temporary license tag of #363630. Emotional 911 calls from frightened Cleveland residents who found the 74-year-old Facebook murder victim emerged Tuesday - painting a chilling picture of what happened in the aftermath of the cold bloo... [Full Article...]

Palestinian prisoners go on mass hunger strike

Palestinians termed the open-ended strike a protest against poor conditions and an Israeli policy of detention without trial that has been applied against thousands since the 1980s. Responding to Barghouti's hunger strike , Yisrael Katz, Israeli intelligence minister, described the Palestinian leader as a "despicable murderer" and called for the "death penalty for terrorists". [Full Article...]

Sen. Graham to Assad: "F U"

Meanwhile, Italy wants the group to issue a communique that will reinforce the United Nations -backed peace process in the war-torn country, Reuters reported. On whether Assad should be removed from power, McMaster said: "We are not saying that we are the ones who are going to effect that change". The missile strikes catapulted Washington into confrontation with Russian Federation, which has ad... [Full Article...]

Pope condemns deadly attack on Syrian convoy in Easter message

He will later read his "Urbi et Orbi" ("To the City and the World") message from St Peter's Basilica. According to Reuters, security has been tight for the Pope's Easter week events after truck attacks against pedestrians recently in London and Stockholm. [Full Article...]

U.S. 'disappointed' at Russia's Syria stance

Satellite imagery suggests the base houses Russian special forces and helicopters. The U.S. officials said Russian commanders in Syria were informed of the strike beforehand in order to avoid casualties that could prompt a broader crisis. [Full Article...]

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard 'skeptical' that Assad regime behind gas attack

Retired US Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, a CNN military analyst, said the frigate appeared to be a show of force by Russian Federation, which since late 2015 has been conducting airstrikes in Syria against forces opposing the Syrian regime. "We deplore Russia's continued defence of the Assad regime even after the chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians", he said. "If he needs to do more, he wi... [Full Article...]

Stockholm truck attack suspect confesses to 'terrorist crime'

Akilov was arrested just hours after the attack. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack that coincided with Bastille Day celebrations. Akilov is a national of central Asian country Uzbekistan, who reportedly had his application for Swedish residency rejected past year. [Full Article...]


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