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Venezuelans block roads to protest Maduro constitution ploy

Opposition lawmakers in Venezuela's National Assembly on Tuesday criticised President Nicolas Maduro's plans for a constituent assembly, dismissing the move as a veiled attempt to change power structures in the divided OPEC nation. the Democratic Unity Roundtable and opposition legislators call on the people to rebel against it!" he told reporters. It said it was organizing a "mega protest" for Wednesday. Read More »

Amazon Echo Show brings a screen to Alexa

Today it is expected to add another member to its line-up with the touchscreen Echo Show . Now that it's official, what do you think of the Echo Show? Amazon Echo is one of the coolest gadgets for a smart home and best smart speaker now available in the market, but it is more than two years old. Read More »

President Macron Is Good for Franco-German Relations

German chancellor Angela Merkel has also hailed Macron's victory. Rachline said Le Pen will lead the opposition to Macron. Before the election, Nature polled thousands of French scientists and, of the 173 respondents, most supported Macron with " with nearly no support for Le Pen", Nature reported April 20. Read More »

US Developer With Trump Connection Courting Chinese Investors

The visa program is "rife with fraud and abuse ", she said in a statement. The program allows investors qualify for US citizenship when they invest in the United States. Trump, who advocates restrictive immigration policies, extended the EB-5 investor program without long-promised reforms as part of a massive federal spending bill. Read More »

Macron wins French presidency but hurdles remain in campaign to govern

Macron said his task was to rebuild European unity, fix the French economy and ensure security against extremist threats. The EU saw Macron's win as a reinforcement of its project. Macron, who is strongly pro-EU was the candidate most favoured in the financial markets given that his election means virtually zero chance of France leaving either the euro or the EU. Read More »

North Korea detains fourth United States citizen

The official [North] Korean Central News Agency said Kim Hak-song was detained on Saturday. Choe Son-hui, a senior diplomat from Pyongyang's foreign ministry, will reportedly represent the North, while it's not yet known who is representing the U.S. Read More »

Trump delays decision on withdrawing from Paris climate accord

Trump has maintained he is committed to taking the USA out of the accord, which would severely weaken the agreement as the United States is the world's second-largest emitter of climate changing greenhouse gases. Lisa Murkowski were just some of the discussions she is holding over the next two weeks as part of her White House "listening tour". Trump is expected to make a decision soon, and news reports suggest the president will make good on his campaign pledge to withdraw from the Paris ... Read More »

France's Macron got 10m more votes than Le Pen in election


Le Pen's intention to take France out of the euro - whether achievable or not - meant market turmoil if she had won.This risk had held back the euro and European equity markets. Macron, during the last phase of the campaign, also warned that unless the European Union changed, angry and disillusioned voters would try to drag France out of the bloc. Read More »

Ismail Haniya elected new Hamas leader

The shift comes at a time of growing financial pressure on Gaza by Hamas' main rival, Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who is trying to force the group to cede ground. Some 850,000 Palestinians have been incarcerated since Israel's occupation of their territories 50 years ago, Palestinian leaders say. Netanyahu concluded his clip by saying that "Hamas murders women and children, it's launched tens of thousands of missiles at our homes, it brainwashes Palestinian kids ... Read More »

This Viral Tweet Sums Up the Scary Future of American Health Care


Democratic fundraising has surged to challenge vulnerable Republicans who backed the plan. "This process will not be quick or simple or easy, but it must be done", McConnell said Monday. In addition, many GOP governors took the federal government's offer in the ACA of near-complete federal funding to expand Medicaid to non-disabled, working-age adults, and they are anxious about the impact on their residents and their budgets if the expansion goes away and the program's funding is ... Read More »

South Korea joins US Navy drills after North's missile test fails

A United States military assessment found the main part of the missile landed approximately 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Pukchang airfield, a U.S. official told CNN. "Together, we're taking a strong message to North Korea that we will not tolerate reckless, risky threats to the peace and stability of our region". Read More »

Voters in South Korea choosing new president after corruption scandal

The final turnout was 77.2 percent, or 32,808,377 voters among the electorate of 42,479,710 people. The Trump administration has swung between threats and praise for North Korea's leader. During the Sunshine Policy, Seoul actively engaged Pyongyang, which led to closer relations on both sides of the border and saw two South Korean Presidents visit the North Korean capital. Read More »

Donald Trump dismisses Russian Federation collusion claims as a total hoax


He has provided no evidence and neither scenario has been supported by intelligence agencies. "We knew that was not a good situation, which is why we wanted the White House to know about it". - Did criminal statutes apply to Flynn's actions? But Yates declined to answer the same question, saying that her answer would require her to reveal classified information. Read More »

White House spokesman: Obama was no fan of Flynn


Yates testified that she first notified the White House that Flynn had lied-and that Russian Federation knew he'd lied, making one of American's highest ranking intelligence officials vulnerable to blackmail-18 days before he was ejected from the Trump administration. Read More »

Putin congratulates Macron on winning French presidential election

Mr Macron has pledged radical reforms to shake up France's sclerotic labour laws, more flexibility in work hours and to inject dynamism into the French economy. France's CAC 40 index, which last week touched the highest level since early 2008, slipped 1 percent on Monday. And next year may see the return of another young pro-European centrist in Matteo Renzi, who was forced to resign as Italian prime minister in December, but now looks on course for a comeback after regaining the leadership ... Read More »

Abedin didn't send as many emails as Comey said

Comey made the decision in July to go public with his recommendation that the Justice Department not pursue any charges against Clinton or her former staffers over her email practices as secretary of state. However, Trump thought Comey should have prosecuted her, so why would Trump now object that Comey had been unfair to his nemesis? The White House will begin the search for a new director immediately. Read More »

Muslim ban language wiped from Trump campaign website


US appeals court judges voiced skepticism on Monday toward a claim by President Donald Trump's administration that his temporary ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority nations was inspired by national security concerns, not religious bias. Read More »

Cavs and Spurs claim National Basketball Association playoffs wins


He missed Thursday's practice and Friday's shootaround before being listed as active for Game 3 . Cleveland won 10 straight to begin the playoffs past year. "So it's a little bit more sore today". DeRozan attacking the defensive strategy by splitting the double-teams or moving before the trap arrived. Without Lowry , it's hard to be optimistic about the Raptors chances of avoiding the sweep. Read More »

Golovkin and Alvarez has agreed to fight

Smith that he is picking Canelo Alvarez to knock out Julio Cesar Chavez the late rounds of their bout Saturday. The 31-year-old Chavez, son of iconic Mexican boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., was trying to revitalize a career derailed by positive drug tests, weight issues and lax training. Read More »

South Korean presidential vote may change outlook on North Korea

Moon's two biggest rivals, conservative Hong Joon-pyo and centrist Ahn Cheol-soo, were expected to garner 23.3 percent and 21.8 percent, respectively, according to the exit poll, which had a margin of error of 0.8 percentage points. On the square, freelancer Koh Eun-Byul, 28, told AFP: "I am so happy because now there is hope for some meaningful change". In March, the former head of the Democratic Party easily won its nomination with more than 60 percent of the vote, according to the ... Read More »

Highlights of the latest hearing on Russian election meddling

And I can tell you, Senator, look, we really wrestled over this decision. "We weren't the only ones who knew of this", Yates said . On January 26, Sally Yates, then acting attorney general, met with White House Counsel Donald McGahn to warn him that Flynn could be compromised by the Russians. Read More »

In Venezuela, mass protests women

The latest victim appears to be a student shot dead Thursday in the northern state of Anzoátegui, where his shooter managed to escape on a motorcycle. They are demanding elections to remove the leftist president. Opposition leaders say the constituent assembly is a biased mechanism created to keep an unpopular leader in power. Read More »

Democrats see opposition to Republican health bill as winning issue


Republican senators also represent states ravaged by deaths caused by opioid abuse. But the bill would allow insurers, in limited circumstances, to charge people more if they have a pre-existing condition - a health issue that existed before the patient's coverage starts, if that person has had a lapse in insurance. Read More »

French CAC 40 Index Retreats, Macron Victory Priced In

As reported by Reuters , Macron's elections is supposed to bring relief for European allies that had feared the election of far right candidate Le Pen. Already Le Pen has announced the creation of a new party to enlarge her party's political base with a view to becoming the major opposition to Macron and to positioning herself for the next presidential election. Read More »

Former Acting US AG Yates Testifies on Michael Flynn Saga


Yates' view that Trump's order was unlawful and inconsistent with the principles of the Justice Department ultimately was upheld by three federal courts that blocked its enforcement; the Trump administration eventually withdrew it and replaced it with a more carefully drawn order that nevertheless also has been blocked by the federal courts. Read More »

ACLU Warns Against Traveling In Texas

Abbott designated the ban as an emergency item in January and signed the bill four days after both chambers of the state legislature gave their final approval. The term " sanctuary cities " has no legal definition, but Republicans want local police to help federal immigration agents crack down on criminal suspects in the USA illegally. Read More »

Macron: France's youngest president faces divided nation

On Monday, the French Interior Ministry announced that Macron had been officially elected president after winning 66.1 percent of valid votes in the run-off. In a tweet Sunday, Trump says he's looking forward to working with Macron, but did not immediately extend an invitation for him to visit the White House. Read More »

North Korea vows revenge over failed attempt to poison Kim


The university's chancellor, Chan-Mo Park, said in a statement that Tony Kim had been involved with some other activities outside PUST such as helping an orphanage. Sweden handles US consular affairs in North Korea , including those of American detainees. He had apparently been committed to improving North Korea's agricultural economy. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron will be the next French President says exit poll


As predicted Emmanuel Macron won the race for the French presidency from the far-right Front National (FN) leader, Marine Le Pen, by a wide margin. Running for president is a whole different reality to being the president. Still, Macron was expected to defeat his rival after enjoying a lead in opinion polls since the first round, with the former investment banker holding a 62 percent to a 38 percent advantage over his rival in the polls on May 5 - the last day of campaigning. Read More »

Still all to Play for, Says Labour

Ukip's vote was "bleeding off to the Conservatives", Mr Kaufmann said - an analysis shared by party leader Paul Nuttall. UKIP deputy chairwoman Suzanne Evans acknowledged the party faces a "difficult dilemma". The results marked the biggest gains by a ruling party in a local election in the United Kingdom in almost four decades. At the time the Star went to print, Lib Dems had 402 councillors, a net loss of 28; the Scottish National Party had 365, adding 31; Plaid Cymru was on 202, a net ... Read More »

European stocks are dipping despite Macron's decisive election victory


His improbable path to victory has been extraordinary in that it included dispatching France's two major political parties, the Socialists and the Republicans. Macron's party, previously known as a movement called simply En Marche, is preparing a list of candidates for next month's parliamentary election. A failure to secure a majority in the French legislature would make Macron's planned reforms more hard to pass. Read More »

Twice warned, Donald Trump stuck by Flynn despite ties with Russia


A bipartisan inquiry is also well underway in the House and Senate. Yates added that McGahn asked for - and was granted - the chance to examine the materials that led the Justice Department to their conclusion. Senator John Cornyn , the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, was one of a handful who grilled Yates about her objections to Trump's travel ban . Yates , whose Justice career spanned 27 years, had held leadership positions in Democratic and Republican administrations. Read More »

Angela Merkel: Macron 'Carries Hopes' of Millions of Europeans

Macron urged the French to embrace rather than reject globalisation. The "France first", anti-Europe message of Macron's rival Le Pen, 48, struck a chord with great swathes of the country. Macron, by contrast, embraced globalization, winning an unusually high-profile endorsement last week from former President Barack Obama. One of her aides said the party would change its name. Read More »

South Korea Presidential Election: Moon Jae-in Claims Victory

A record 15 candidates registered to run, with two withdrawing before election day. Voters were mainly focused on corruption and the economy, but North Korea loomed large over the election after weeks of rising tensions between Pyongyang and the USA administration under President Donald Trump. Read More »