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Brazil's president accused of taking 1.5m dollars in bribes


Brazilian prosecutors are bringing 10 Embraer executives to trial on bribery charges that could result in long sentences, said Linder, who led the parallel USA case against the aerospace company. It implicates ruling and opposition parties alike. Batista claims he paid Temer roughly US$1 million in 2010 alone. He also told prosecutors he put at least $50 million into an offshore account held by da Silva. Read More »

USPACOM Chief: North Korea's Latest Missile Test 'A Recipe For Disaster'


South Korean Unification Ministry spokesman Lee Duk-haeng told reporters that the government's most basic stance is that communication lines between the South and North Korea be reopened. "The missile flew around 30 minutes and landed in the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea", said Japan's chief cabinet secretary. Moon's office announced on Tuesday that he accepted an offer by President Donald Trump to visit the White House; the two will meet in Washington in June to discuss a new ... Read More »

Israel makes some concessions to Palestinians before Trump visit


The White House-driven effort is a sharp shift from the practice of previous US administrations that typically gave secretaries of state those responsibilities. Netanyahu said the Israeli people "applaud" the USA president for making the trip. MARTIN: Now, President Trump said in Saudi Arabia today that he thinks peace between Israelis and Palestinians is possible. Read More »

Putin congratulates Moon on election as South Korean president


The issue has clouded efforts to rein in North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes, and also led to recriminations by Beijing against South Korean companies. The system has vexed not only its intended target, North Korea, but China as well. Moon also has questioned the deployment of a US missile defense system the last government rushed into service. Read More »

North Korea's latest missile warhead may have been developed long ago


Even though he advocates dialogue with North Korea, Moon has insisted that Pyongyang must dial down its weapon developments before engagement can begin. North Korea test-launched a missile on Sunday that many experts believe could be its most advanced yet, flying higher and longer than any previous missile. Read More »

Trump's comments on Muslims could haunt him in appeals court


Ten of the court's 13 judges who heard Monday's arguments were appointed by Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton . "I mean, if it's still on the website , if the president's words were being used against him in court today, is it worth you clarifying that once and for all". Read More »

Zverev stuns Djokovic to win Rome Masters

Svitolina completed a comeback to beat world No 4 Halep 4-6 7-5 6-1. Women: Final: Elina Svitolina bt Simona Halep 4-6, 7-5, 6-1. Djokovic was coached by Boris Becker the last three seasons but they split past year. A day earlier, Thiem , now ranked seventh in world tennis rankings, defeated Spaniard Rafael Nadal, ending his 17-consecutive match clay winning conquest. Read More »

Kelly Olynyk shines as Celtics down Wizards to set up Cavaliers showdown


While Monday night was special, we do understand that Tuesday could be even bigger in Celtics history when the NBA Draft Lottery ping pong balls start falling into place. Washington surrendered a six-point lead in the third quarter. Now it's time for Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld to get these young, talented guards - who have seemingly worked through whatever chemistry issues plagued them in the past - help in the frontcourt and off the bench. Read More »

Amazon unveils Echo device with a screen

There's even support for voice and video calls which will work through the Alexa app. We'll have more in a bit on Alexa voice calls (with messaging too). Amazon has been releasing new Echo products in quick succession over the past few months. It's now available on the Amazon site for pre-order with a price tag of $229.99, which is about €210. Read More »

Rested and ready: 13-1 shot Cloud Computing wins Preakness


Cloud Computing upset Kentucky Derby victor Always Dreaming's hopes for a Triple Crown. Castellano won for the second time . An emotional Castellano said winning a second Preakness - he claimed the 2006 edition with Bernardini - was dedicated to his family. Read More »

What Analysts Are Saying About Wal-Mart After Earnings

Wal-Mart is raising its guidance for the second quarter. Looking at the current price of the stock and the 52 week high and low, it suggests that the stock is likely to go Down in the future. Wal-Mart's revenue at stores opened at least a year rose 1.5 percent, at the top end of the company's estimated range of 1 percent to 1.5 percent. In contrast to the year ago quarter EPS was at 1. Read More »

Rep. Al Green calls for Trump impeachment on House floor


And this is where I stand. I will not be moved. "When people say that they will lynch you, I think you have to take that seriously". The decision largely hinges on the fact that members believe there's not enough evidence to push forward an impeachment hearing. Read More »

NASCAR fans destroy Kyle Busch for competing in Truck Series race

Her vehicle burst into flames as it headed back across the track and finally came to rest along the apron, and Patrick quickly got out of her flaming auto and marched away. Logano and Patrick were released from the infield care center. Which NASCAR drivers are racing at Kansas? Patrick quickly hopped from her burning vehicle and Logano was able to exit as well, but emergency workers had to cut away part of the roof and the roll cage on Almirola's No. Read More »

Mitchell Johnson masterclass leads Mumbai to IPL title


Check out the highlights: 1. But Krunal Pandya joined Rohit Sharma, their captain, and led the way with eight fours in 45 from 30 balls to put them on course before Pollard arrived with 23 remaining to help seal the result . Mumbai have the big match experience having played three finals and won the title twice before, in 2013 and 2015 and are looking to become the first team to win three IPL titles . Read More »

Big banks fume over hefty new Australia levy

The Treasurer was unrepentant when speaking about the new tax, which he admits will be used for budget fix after he was forced to dump more than $13 billion of "zombie" savings measures from the 2014 federal budget that had failed to pass the parliament. Read More »

Comey agrees to testify in open Senate committee hearing

The people familiar with the matter said the probe has sharpened into something more fraught for the White House, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department - particularly because of the public steps investigators know they now need to take, the people said. Read More »

Cavs Set Playoff Record With 41-Point Lead Against Celtics


As he did in Game 1, James led the way for the Cavaliers in Game 2, as he scored a game-high 30 points with a 12-of-18 shooting performance. Steven said Thomas pleaded with team doctors to let him back on the court despite the Celtics being down by 40 points in the third quarter. Read More »

Senate blocks move to overturn Obama-era rule on drilling


The House passed a resolution to repeal the methane rule in February, but the bill stalled in the Senate as some Republicans expressed concern that such a bill would prevent the government from enacting "substantially similar" regulations in the future. Read More »

Trump denies asking Comey to drop probe, colluding with Russian Federation

Mr Trump responded by once again denying any links to Moscow, but a new Reuters report quoting current and former United States officials said Mr Michael Flynn and other advisers to Mr Trump's campaign were in contact with Russian officials on at least 18 occasions during the last seven months of the presidential race. Read More »

Oil prices up amid expectations for OPEC deal extension

Elsewhere non-Opec producers Oman and South Sudan have also indicated they would back coordinated cuts led by Opec. And analysts now say USA shale production will grow even faster than expected. If Raisi wins "the agreement in its current form would risk being overturned". Energy services firm Baker Hughes said USA drillers added oil rigs for an 18th week in a row, the second-longest streak of weekly additions on record. Read More »

Pakistan will take Kashmir to ICJ, Justice Katju

The Hague-based court on May 18 stayed the execution of Jadhav, 46, sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court for alleged espionage. The court had stayed Jadhav's execution until the hearing is over, but had ordered Pakistan to give India consular access to the prisoner, pointing out that they had not done that so far. Read More »

OPEC panel looking at deepening, extending oil cuts


In figures reported last Friday, oilfield servcies firm Baker Hughes said USA drillers added 9 oil rigs to take the total to 712, rigs for the 17th weekly gain in a row and extending an 11-month drilling recovery to the highest level since August 2015, implying that further gains in domestic production are ahead. Read More »

Trump heads for Israeli-Palestinian talks

Both Palestinians and Israelis will be on alert to see what language Trump uses when he meets Abbas. The latest gesture to anger Israelis was a video released by the White House that included a map with east Jerusalem and the Golan Heights omitted. Read More »

Possible Key Points in the NAFTA Renegotiation's


Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer notified Congress that Trump intends to renegotiate NAFTA: "While NAFTA has been an overall positive for American agriculture, any trade deal can always be improved". Read More »

Mississippi jobless rate falls to lowest level since 1976

Illinois' black unemployment rate was 12.7 percent in 2016, compared with 6.7 percent for Latinos and 5 percent for whites. New Mexico's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.7 percent in April, the same as March. Construction and mining and logging were both unchanged. "The decrease in construction sector jobs is likely a seasonal adjustment since it seems most construction workers were hired earlier this year", he wrote in an email. Read More »

Wal-Mart draws more shoppers, online sales jump

Wal-Mart Stores highlighted strong gains in its e-commerce business that boosted United States sales, winning plaudits from Wall Street on Thursday after other retailers released disappointing earnings. Store visits rose 1.5 percent. Wal-Mart reported that its e-commerce business grew 63% and its gross merchandise volume-a measure of all products for sale online-increased 60% in the first quarter. Read More »

Pence releases financial info, Trump plans to


A source close to Pence told NBC , " I'm not sure we saw the letter ". They see him as skilled, knowledgeable, and free from the "drama" of the present administration. Limbaugh said there "isn't anything of the president's agenda in this budget, and people are beginning to ask, when's that gonna happen?" I suspect we're still a few major revelations away from that happening, even if cracks in his Republican support are beginning to appear. Read More »

Macron wins Merkel backing for bid to shake up Europe

Merkel supported the French leader, saying that change in treaties could be possible if they "strengthen the eurozone ", but stressed that such amendments were not expected in the short term. Macron said France and Germany had come "at a historic moment in their history" and both have a responsibility to fight against populism and restore faith in the European project. Read More »

Tool can decrypt some files in WannaCry ransomware attack

Microsoft Responds on WannaCry Ransomware Attack: Microsoft systems which are under threat after WannaCry Ransomware attack which occurred last Friday. "We have seen vulnerabilities stored by the Central Intelligence Agency show up on WikiLeaks, and now this vulnerability stolen from the NSA has affected customers around the world", wrote Smith in a blog post on Sunday. Read More »

4 takeaways from the WannaCry cyberattack

Though it didn't have any significant impact in India, but the cyber security experts are working round the clock from last two days to protect the corporate clients. The ransomware takes over users' files, demanding 300 dollars to restore them. Researchers around the globe have predicted that a second wave of ransomware attacks is likely anytime soon. Read More »

Australia's Budget in Charts Shows Revenue Key

Mr Morrison has gleaned that people are furious with banks. Mr Costello suggested that repaying a 20 per cent debt - as a proportion of GDP - could be done in a variety of ways, including running a two per cent surplus for 10 years or a 0.4 per cent for 50 years. Read More »

Google announces Assistant app-discovery channels, broad ranking factors

Playing nice with Google Home would offer some rather obvious benefits while increasing usability when it comes to connected devices. Users can not integrate Assistant with non-Google apps on the iPhone. Indeed, user education about battery impact is part of Google's longer-term strategy to achieve a multi-day battery life on Android. This new feature will first appear on Google Assistant and Google Photos but later on, it will be available on other products as well. Read More »

US, China Reach Deal That Will Reduce Massive Trade Deficit With Beijing


Beijing had announced an end to a 14-year embargo on American beef last year, but the decision has yet to be implemented. China banned USA beef in 2003 after it discovered imported meat contaminated with mad cow disease. "This will help us to bring down the deficit for sure", said Wilbur Ross , the United States commerce secretary. It's at least a $2.5 billion market that's being opened up for US beef . Read More »

Robust US data helps reverse US dollar slide

USA stocks also remain in bullish territory despite the biggest upset to hit the equities market this year. After months of major stock markets posting record highs and historically low volatility across a range of asset classes, a reversal was always on the cards. Read More »

Indians more vulnerable to WannaCry because of pirated software

But the threat from ransomware is hardly the only danger on the horizon. The Shadow Brokers said they'll release more details about their monthly data dump in June, including how interested subscribers could sign up. "Clearly people who run supported versions of Windows and patched quickly were not affected", Trustwave's Mador said. Among the Windows version affected include Windows 8, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, according to CNet . Read More »