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CPEC should not be politicised, says Sharif

China's President Xi Jinping has pledged $124bn (£96bn) for the scheme, known as the Belt and Road initiative. "We are of firm belief that connectivity initiatives must be based on universally recognised global norms, good governance, rule of law, openness, transparency and equality", Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Gopal Baglay said in a press conference yesterday. [Full Article...]

Baby on Board badge not just for cars in New York

Baby on Board badge not just for cars in New York The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has launched a new button campaign urging customers to move their feet and give up their seats for pregnant riders, seniors, and those with disabilities. NY subways, on the other hand, are notorious strongholds of appalling behavior. The ubiquity of smartphones means pregnant women in need of seats are often ignored as fellow riders are transfixed by their... [Full Article...]

Sprint, T-Mobile holding informal merger talks again

Sprint, T-Mobile holding informal merger talks again The FCC banned telecom and cable companies from discussing mergers for nearly year while it was auctioning off wireless spectrum. T-Mobile CEO John Legere speaks at CES in January. FCC ban on merger talks between telecom companies lifted. A merger between Sprint and T-Mobile could certainly be beneficial for both carriers, as they each trail far behind Verizon and AT&T. [Full Article...]

United Airlines Says Cockpit Door Access Info May Have Been Made Public

United Airlines Says Cockpit Door Access Info May Have Been Made Public The incident once again highlights to organizations the security risks posed by insiders; in this instance an employee accidentally breaking strict rules governing highly sensitive corporate information. "In the interim this protocol ensures our cockpits remain secure", King said in a statement. We are working to resolve this'. Industry union the Air Line Pilots Association is said to have confi... [Full Article...]

North Korea says tested missile can carry a nuclear warhead

North Korea says tested missile can carry a nuclear warhead [Full Article...]

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc (SGYP) Receives "Buy" Rating from BTIG Research

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc (SGYP) Receives The stock of Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:SGYP) earned "Buy" rating by H.C. Wainwright on Thursday, October 1. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Synergy Pharmaceuticals from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Thursday, January 26th. [Full Article...]

Bautista homers as Blue Jays blank Mariners 4-0

Bautista homers as Blue Jays blank Mariners 4-0 Pillar hit a shot to left-center off of Mariners' closer Edwin Diaz to end the game. "I didn't want to get to the bullpen too quick but it looked like it wasn't going to get better", Indians manager Terry Francona said. He pitched one inning between the two stints on April 30 when the broken nail forced him from the game. Biagini has not walked a batter in any of his past 13 outings, coveri... [Full Article...]

No radiation detected after tunnel breach at Washington nuclear site

No radiation detected after tunnel breach at Washington nuclear site Hanford, which sits almost 200 miles southeast of Seattle, was established by the Manhattan Project during World War II to make plutonium for nuclear weapons, including the atomic bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945. Gerry Pollet, a Washington state legislator and longtime Hanford critic, said the collapse of a waste storage tunnel at Hanford had been feared for years. [Full Article...]

Syrian fighters take back town, dam from IS

Syrian fighters take back town, dam from IS The SDF, a multi-ethnic group which includes Kurdish fighters and Syrian Arab Coalition (SAC) fighters, had been battling Islamic State for weeks in Tabqa, about 40 kilometers west of Raqqa, with the help of coalition airstrikes and US special forces advisers. [Full Article...]

Trump's 'religious freedom' order does not attack LGBT rights as expected

The order was anxiously awaited by religious groups and nonprofit organizations because many people believed it would reflect a significant change in government policy. Donald Trump has signed a new executive order that could slowly open the door to anti-LGBT discrimination. It allows religious organizations to be more politically active and endorse candidates without losing their tax-exempt stat... [Full Article...]

Australian Treasurer Unveils Near Universally Popular Budget Measure

Commonwealth Bank of Australia fell 0.5%, for a weekly loss of 3.2%. Mr Howard, who was able to successfully negotiate with the Australian Democrats in the Senate when he was prime minister, acknowledged his Liberal successor Malcolm Turnbull had a harder time getting legislation passed. [Full Article...]

Oil Edges Higher As OPEC Reaches Consensus On Cut Extension

Brent was 69 cents higher, or 1.4 percent, at $50.91 a barrel by 12:07 p.m. EDT (1607 GMT) after hitting a high of $51.16. An OPEC-led agreement to cut global oil supplies is now due to end in June, although Saudi Arabia and other producers in the group of OPEC and non-OPEC states have indicated curbs could be extended to the end of 2017 or beyond. [Full Article...]

PM Modi meets Mahanayaks, signs visitor's book at Sri Dalada Maligawa temple

PM Modi meets Mahanayaks, signs visitor's book at Sri Dalada Maligawa temple Prime Minister Modi also soothed the emotions of Indian origin Sri Lankan Tamils through what has been described as his "medical diplomacy" through the inauguration of the Dickoya Glengairan super-specialty hospital built with Indian assistance of Rs. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump to meet Pope Francis neglecting the differences

Donald Trump to meet Pope Francis neglecting the differences Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir also confirmed that an upcoming visit to the kingdom by U.S. President Donald Trump would enhance cooperation between the United States and Muslim countries in the fight against extremism. The trip has been coordinated by the White House, in cooperation with the National Security Council and the State Department, another official said. [Full Article...]

Jakarta governor sentenced to 2 years in prison for blasphemy

Jakarta governor sentenced to 2 years in prison for blasphemy Prosecutors have called for a suspended one-year prison sentence for Purnama. Outside the court in north Jakarta , supporters. Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama enters the court room as he attends his sentencing hearing in Jakarta , Indonesia, Tuesday, May 9. [Full Article...]

PH ready to take part in China's Silk Road initiative

Proposed in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative is a grand plan to connect Asia with Europe and Africa along, and beyond, ancient trade routes by putting in place an unparalleled trade and infrastructure network. "Connectivity initiatives must follow principles of financial responsibility to avoid projects that would create unsustainable debt burden for communities", Baglay said. [Full Article...]

Microsoft releases lightweight Windows 10 S to take on ChromeOS

Yesterday, leaked images pointed towards Microsoft launching its answer to the Chromebook Pixel laptop series that's been revered by education-centered audiences. and its partners unveiled new laptops aimed at challenging Alphabet Inc.'s Google at the low-end of the education market and Apple Inc.at higher prices. [Full Article...]

Moms reveal what they really want for Mother's Day

They don't just care for their children and work hard, but also looks incredible in front of the camera. If you're far away, you can surprise her with item at your trusted online stores, special delivery for your mother . She taught us how to walk, talk and smile. We could quote artists, philosophers and politicians for days about mothers , and all would be right. [Full Article...]

Mnuchin Says US Reserves Right To Be Protectionist

Steps taken by President Trump on trade and regulation since taking office have left foreign counterparts jittery. Finance ministers and central bank governors from the United States, Canada, Japan, France, Germany, Italy and Britain met in the Italian city of Bari to discuss the world economy, combating terrorist funding, cyber security and taxes, Reuters reported . [Full Article...]

Vodacom South Africa FY subscriber base grows to 37.1 mln

Vodacom South Africa FY subscriber base grows to 37.1 mln Vodafone will continue to hold a 5% indirect interest in Safaricom following the transfer, in addition to the indirect interest held through Vodacom. While Safaricom is "highly complementary" to Vodacom's existing footprint, the move will also significantly diversify Vodacom's revenue growth and profitability. [Full Article...]


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