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Yen Dips as N. Korean Nuclear Threat Fades


Lu Chao, director of the Border Studies Institute at the Liaoning Academy of Social Sciences, said China still played a key role in curbing North Korea's nuclear ambitions . Now is also the time, the analysts suggested, for the Abe administration to at least temporarily downplay its tensions with South Korea . Those exercises had been postponed while South Korea hosted the Winter Olympics. Read More »

Would you be in favor of permanent Daylight Saving Time?


They figure it saves about 1 percent of the energy load each day of daylight-saving time . It was again adopted in World War II. National Geographic documents some interesting facts about Daylight Saving Time in an article titled Daylight Saving Time : When Does It Begin? While others claim it does help productivity. Read More »

Canada, Mexico will be temporarily exempted from U.S. metals tariffs


The tariff threats have cast a pall over talks that are already in overtime. Progress on updating the agreement has fallen short of expectations, Lighthizer said . The greenback fell last month to a three-year low against a basket of major currencies, while the price of US crude oil has rebounded as much as 156 percent from its February 2016 trough around $26 a barrel. Read More »

Aid convoy enters Syria's eastern Ghouta, heads to Douma as assault pauses


Fore warned that malnourishment "is now more worrying for us than ever". The Syrian army has recaptured almost all the farmland in eastern Ghouta in less than two weeks, leaving about half the area still under insurgent control. Russian Federation accused the insurgents of preventing people from leaving the area, an allegation the rebels denied. A reporter contributing to AFP saw the trucks on Thursday parked on the edges of Eastern Ghouta, at the government-controlled Wafideen checkpoint. Read More »

OPS Board sends strong message about gun violence with school shooting resolution


Yet months after the massacre in Las Vegas where the shooter used a bump stock , these devices are still easily bought online. It should be particularly embarrassing to the 66 percent or so of the rank-and-file members of the NRA that support common sense gun regulations that the most articulate and common sense comments have come from the teenagers who survived the latest incident at Parkland School, and not their organization's leadership. Read More »

On Twitter, fake news travels more rapidly than real news


The researchers concluded that the average fake news story spread to 1,500 users in 10 hours. The academics at MIT also found fake news was 70 per cent more likely to be retweeted. In fact, the team found that humans were chiefly responsible for misinformation being sent to the furthest reaches of the platform. As it turned out, tweets containing false information were more novel-they contained new information that a Twitter user hadn't seen before - than those containing true ... Read More »

Singapore signs APAC trade pact, which proceeds without US


But Trump, following through on one of his most consistent campaign promises, killed the deal soon after entering the White House in order to "protect American workers". Colombia and Thailand are among countries that are interested in participating in the framework, while the 11 states are closely gauging Trump's position after he suggested a possible return to the pact in Davos, Switzerland, in January, if the United States could strike a "substantially better deal". Read More »

Google Lens Arrives for Android Devices; Update Coming Soon on iOS


For now Android P is meant for app developers, phone makers and people involved in fine-tuning phone software. Google has released the Android P developer preview edition for Pixel 2 and the original Pixel series smartphones. Google's also said "we're working to bring support for per-network randomization of associated MAC addresses to the platform". As of default, the Android OS is capable of supporting the implementation of HID in Bluetooth stack. Read More »

The Blue Wave of Texas?

But does it signal a November wave? Republicans also set a new non-presidential year primary turnout record, exceeding 1.5 million votes. The most watched matchup in Texas in November will be the Senate race between O'Rourke and Cruz . Read More »

Here's What Android P Preview Tells Us About Google Pixel 3


It gives us first look at notable changes, improvements and new feature that could come with Android P . The status bar will adapt its height automatically, the time has been moved to the left side of the status bar. But for now, users without a Pixel 1, 1XL, 2, or 2XL are out of luck. Another significant user-interface change is a new look for the panels that display Android's Quick Settings and notifications from apps. Read More »

Govt mandate for centre right-Berlusconi

In his comments to Reuters, Borghi also ruled out the possibility that the League would break ranks with Berlusconi to join a government with 5-Star. "We will loyally support Salvini's attempt to create a government". Beppe Grillo , its founding father, has stepped back, leaving day-to-day leadership to the manicured and telegenic Luigi Di Maio , the 31-year-old " Macron " of the Italian political scene. Read More »

White House flags steel tariff carve-outs on national security grounds

Cohn is leaving the White House after breaking with President Donald Trump on trade policy. And a final one involves a phase-in exempting current partnerships, like in the auto sector. The measure would put a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum. Your friends at The Heritage Foundation came out with their report on trade late in 2017. Read More »

Planned Hamilton school walkout causes online fervor


Thousands of students are expected to join their peers across the country in the 17-minute National School Walkout on March 14. DE 105.9's Rob Petree reached out to other school districts in Sussex County who have yet to respond with an official statement as to what they plan to do regarding the protest. Read More »

Taxes sur acier et aluminium: annonce "en fin de semaine"


Déjà en froid avec le fantasque tycoon , Jean-Claude Juncker, le président de la Commission européenne, a fustigé cette annonce, estimant qu'elle " ne peut qu'aggraver les choses ". Si cette mesure pourrait potentiellement voir le jour dans les trois mois, le consommateur européen ne devrait pas être trop pénalisé par une envisageable hausse des prix de ces produits, dont une liste provisoire est actuellement en discussion. Read More »

Trudeau says he's confident about Canada's position over US tariff threat

Retaliating against US steel import tariffs by hitting bourbon, peanut butter and cranberries juice, doesn't sound like a grand strategy-unless Brussels has a better card up its sleeves. But the president says, "We're going to be very flexible". At a meeting on Thursday, the top custodian of the euro [Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank] had the opportunity of criticizing the US. Read More »

Canada seeks exemption from Trump's steel tariffs


For Jan-Feb combined, the surplus rose 43.6 percent from the year earlier period to $54.32 billion. Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal spoke with Goldenberg about how the tariffs may affect her company and the steel industry as a whole. The United States Steel Corp. plant in Clairton, Pennsylvania. The President has been lashing out at both trading allies and competitors in recent days, falsely saying that the losing in trade to everyone. Read More »

Lawmakers, business brace for rollout of Trump's tariff plan


Sadly, that holds out the prospect of a damaging world trade war since it would nearly certainly invite retaliation from our trade partners. "We cannot see how the European Union, friends, and allies in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, can be a threat to national security in the U.S.", she said . Read More »

South Korea Announces Breakthrough Agreement with the North


The North also made clear that there is no reason for them to possess nuclear weapons as long as military threats to the North are eliminated and the regime's security is guaranteed. Washington claims it prefers a diplomatic solution to the crisis, but it has repeatedly threatened Pyongyang with military action. The Foal Eagle exercise, which was originally scheduled to take place during the Winter Olympics, involves thousands of US and South Korean troops and is the largest bilateral ... Read More »

Italian populists say center-right parties ready to form nation's next government


Despite securing the largest share of seats, the right-wing coalition - formed by Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia , the anti-immigration League, the nationalist Brothers of Italy and the centrist Noi con l'Italia - failed to win a governing majority, in a vote that sees the anti-establishment Five Star Movement emerging as the real victor, with over 30 per cent of votes. Read More »

Britain, Malta want constructive approach to Brexit


The second option is a "highly streamlined customs arrangement" created to "minimise frictions to trade" where there would be "specific provisions" made for goods being transferred over the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland, May said . Read More »

Israel will always control Jordan Valley says Netanyahu


Wilf did not mention Netanyahu , who is embroiled in a corruption scandal. Shortly after the embassy announcement in December, Haley had exercised the USA veto power at the United Nations to sink a Security Council resolution critical of the White House's unilateral move to recognize the city as Israel's capital. Read More »

Mueller Told of Trump Conversations With Two Witnesses


Nevertheless, Nunberg said he wouldn't cooperate with Mueller because the investigation was a "fishing expedition" and Trump "did not collude with Putin". After the apparent breakdown on Monday, Nunberg went dark on Tuesday and didn't show to interviews anymore. Nunberg claimed the questions of the investigators were "pretty ridiculous" in nature, and reported that he didn't initially wish to cooperate because all conversations could possibly consist of were emails sent between ... Read More »

Empowering Women a Top Goal for International Women's Day


This year the official United Nations theme is " Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women's lives ". What is International Men's Day? If you're looking for something with a little more action, " Jessica Jones " is a great show from Marvel about a private investigator who just happens to have super powers and a mysterious past. Read More »

Former Trump Aide Responds to Mueller's Subpoena: 'Screw It'

Added Trump knew about the Trump Jr meeting with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower and " I don't know why he went around trying to hide it ". Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg could be risking jail if he defies a special counsel subpoena without asserting the Fifth Amendment, according to legal experts interviewed Monday. Read More »

Google Lens rolls out to AR-enabled Android phones with Google Photos


The added acceleration via Qualcomm's Hexagon DSP "Vector eXtensions" should significantly improve performance for developers as well. We will arrive soon with more news regarding Android P once we have some time to play around with it and once more preview images get released, too, so please tell us what you think about the new Android down in the comments and stay tuned! Data cost sensitivity in JobScheduler - this allows developers to manage scheduled tasks or work across Doze, ... Read More »

Blue wave meets red wall: Republicans out vote Democrats in Texas primary


Still, Democrats could rightly boast about a major boost over their 2014 primary turnout, almost doubling the number of votes cast. But after Murphy's resignation this fall, Republicans are scrambling to savethis mostly working-class district outside of Pittsburgh from turning blue in Tuesday's special election - pouring millions of dollars into the race and dispatching President Trump to rev up the GOP base. Read More »

Buffon and Chiellini shared two fantastic moments during Spurs 1-2 Juventus


They, however, got their due reward in the replay, where they secured a comfortable 6-1 triumph at the national stadium, despite having two of their goals chalked off with the help of the Video Assistant Referee . "For us it is an incredible night". Gonzalo Higuain punished poor Tottenham marking to steer in Juventus's equaliser and Paulo Dybala bagged the victor three minutes later with a cool finish after splitting the hosts' poorly-executed offside trap. Read More »

The Right Won Big In Italy's Election, Forcing A Hung Parliament


Financial markets opened lower and were volatile in early trading Monday. "Di Maio wins, Italy ungovernable", was the front-page headline on La Stampa newspaper. Italian nationals have been protesting especially about the immigrant issue and have even been pushing for mass deportations. The other big victor from a ballot that will shake the rest of Europe was the hard right, populist Northern League , riding a wave of alarm in Italy over the arrival in recent years of hundreds of ... Read More »

Spurs boss Pochettino to PSG rumours to return after Real Madrid loss?


Overall that was way too little by us. He told the BBC: "The next round will be hard, seven other very good teams - maybe four of them are from England, which doesn't make it easier". In the second half, playing ten versus 11, against a team like Real Madrid , it was impossible. "We are all a team , we win together, and lose together, and rowing in the same direction is the sign of a good team ". Read More »

Texas Democrats turn out for vote


Gov. Dan Patrick said Wednesday, referring to the GOP voters still turning out in greater numbers. O'Rourke held a strong lead among the Democrats, winning 62 percent of the vote with 6,522 of 7,694 precincts reporting, compared with 24 percent for Selma Hernandez and 15 percent for Edward Kimbrough. Read More »

Northeast braces for another nor'easter, heavy snow


A mix of rain and snow is expected to begin falling Wednesday morning across much of MA, with mostly rain in New Bedford and the immediate coast, according to the latest forecasts from the National Weather Service in Taunton. The storm will weaken and drift west Thursday , but snowfall may linger, especially in the mountains, until Friday . By late morning, heavy snow was blanketing eastern Pennsylvania, and driving became treacherous on some highways. Read More »

China sets GDP growth target at around 6.5pc By


As China rolls out new military hardware, such as stealth fighters, aircraft carriers and anti-satellite missiles, spending has dramatically increased in the past few years. In 2017 China spent 151 billion United States dollars on defense. United States warships, meanwhile, regularly conduct "freedom of navigation" operations near the islands to challenge China's territorial claims. Read More »