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Trump explained US position on THAAD to Xi - S.Korea

Chinese state media reported positively on the summit, noting that Trump's granddaughter sang and recited poetry in Chinese, the New York Times reports. election that featured barbs at China's "rape" of the USA economy. "The reality is that our decision to strengthen our military power to respond to attacks of force is the right choice", the statement said. [Full Article...]

Aspen Skiing Company Buys Steamboat and Other Resorts for $1.5 Billion

Aspen Skiing Company Buys Steamboat and Other Resorts for $1.5 Billion Aspen Skiing Co. owns the Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk resorts. Per the purchase agreement, Aspen Skiing and KSL Capital will purchase Intrawest for $23.75 per share in cash according to Reuters . The acquirers will pay $23.75 in cash for Intrawest, a 6 percent discount to April 7's closing price, but a 40 percent premium to the stock price before a Reuters report on... [Full Article...]

Russian hand-to-hand combat champion named as St. Petersburg bomb blast victim

Dzhalilov carried a bomb in a backpack that exploded on the train as it was traveling in between two stations, investigators said. The Investigative Committee hasn't caught any associates of 22-year-old Akbarzhon Dzhalilov, a native of the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan. [Full Article...]

U.S. strikes Syria, hits raw nerve in Russian Federation

U.S. strikes Syria, hits raw nerve in Russian Federation However it is thought that an advance warning given by the U.S. to Russian Federation allowed Syria enough time to remove many of its aircraft before the raid. "I think the Trump doctrine is something that he articulated throughout the campaign, which is that America's first", Spicer told reporters, cautioning that the us won't "become the world policeman" but will make sure the nation's econo... [Full Article...]

LeEco will not acquire TV maker Vizio as planned

LeEco will not acquire TV maker Vizio as planned Vizio, which was co-founded by William Wang in 2002, was the sixth largest private company past year based in OC, with $3.5 billion in 2015 sales. The cancelled Vizio purchase is the latest in a line of LeEco announcements that have been quickly walked back. [Full Article...]

Video shows guards dragging passenger off United flight

So they offered people $400 (£320) and a hotel stay to voluntarily leave the plane, passengers said . Charles Hobart says the employees were justified in calling law enforcement Sunday night to remove the man because the flight was overbooked and couldn't leave for Louisville , Kentucky , with too many passengers on board. [Full Article...]

Tillerson says missile strikes carry a message for others

Tillerson says missile strikes carry a message for others Trump and South Korea's leader, acting President Hwang Kyo-Ahn, spoke by phone on Friday, according to the White House, which said they agreed to stay in close contact about North Korea and other issues. The North called the airstrikes "absolutely unpardonable" and said it proves that its nuclear weapons are justified to protect the country against Washington's "evermore reckless moves for a war". [Full Article...]

1 person dead after shooting near mall in South Florida

1 person dead after shooting near mall in South Florida Another witness inside the gym when the shooting occurred said he knew the shooter and described him as "quiet", but "nice guy". The names of the victims and the shooter were not immediately disclosed. The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue helicopter landed at the nearby Coral Gables Senior High School's sports field and took the two wounded to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center. [Full Article...]

North Korea test was of Scud missile

In fact, if one considers those risks carefully, one realises that all options are not on the table: diplomacy, despite all of its difficulties, is the only solution. Any launch of objects using ballistic missile technology is a violation of UN Security Council resolutions . Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga said the missile was launched at 6.42 a.m. [Full Article...]

Russian Foreign Ministry poked fun at hacker scandal

Russian Foreign Ministry poked fun at hacker scandal Moscow has been emphatic in its denials of allegations that it interfered the United States election process. The ministry posted the purported audio recording for Russian embassies on its Facebook page Saturday . SUSPICIOUS?! I think perhaps. Only nine percent of Americans think of Putin favorably, the ABC host told Peskov, who wasn't surprised with such attitude. [Full Article...]

EU boosts sanctions against North Korea over nuke tests

It is a world where Trump feels more comfortable, here the two men will attempt to develop a relationship with wide ranging consequences. Even the two leaders "want to project themselves as very forceful, very decisive and also getting the best for the benefit of their own countries, they are also anxious not to get into hard negotiating positions", according to Lam. [Full Article...]

Amazon sets sights on unbanked with Amazon Cash

Amazon sets sights on unbanked with Amazon Cash According to commentators, the service is not very different from a similar offering by PayPal, whose PayPal My Cash Card allowed users to add funds to their online PayPal account, using cash from their wallet. In contrast to increasingly popular prepaid credit cards, Amazon Cash carries no fees. Amazon Cash supports adding anywhere from $15 to $500 in a single transaction. [Full Article...]

Duterte fires Cabinet member over alleged wrongdoing

Duterte fires Cabinet member over alleged wrongdoing Malacanang today announced the designation of Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary for Peace and Order Catalino S. Cuy as officer-in-charge of the department effective immediately. Sueno said he would accept his fate but maintained his innocence over the allegations of corruption. "Whatever the President's decision may be, I believe that it will be a wise one", Sueno... [Full Article...]

Ex-adviser Susan Rice faces heat despite denial

SIEGEL: Now, conservatives have turned their attention to Susan Rice , who was national security adviser during President Obama's second term. If, as National Security Adviser, Rice had a surveillance report come across her desk showing a targeted Russian diplomat talking to a masked American about undermining the president's policy on sanctions, Rice not only has a right, but a duty to r... [Full Article...]

Russian Spies Tried To Recruit Trump Campaign Adviser In 2013

Russian Spies Tried To Recruit Trump Campaign Adviser In 2013 Collecting such information about the Western outlook on the energy industry, the lynchpin of the Russian economy, would represent one key task for Moscow agents stationed in the United States. As The Associated Press also noted, Carter Page had virtually no profile in Washington before Trump identified him as a key figure in a meeting with the Washington Post editorial board. [Full Article...]

Medical examiner: Asphyxia killed student in eating contest

Medical examiner: Asphyxia killed student in eating contest Numerous media reports, including this one published in then NY Daily News , say that Nelson died after she went into convulsions Thursday night during the pancake eating contest at the Greek Life charity dinner. "The whole mood is pretty somber on campus right now", Sacred Heart sophomore Kevin Carlson told reporters of Nelson's death Monday. "Jimmy's last moments alive were spent helping p... [Full Article...]

Says it signed new $3B deal with Iranian airline

Says it signed new $3B deal with Iranian airline Boeing is to provide 50 planes of the same type to Iran's flag-carrier airline Iran Air through a similar agreement. Aseman spokesman Amir Reza Mostafavi told The Associated Press that the deal came following several round of talks over the past year between the airline and Boeing . [Full Article...]

Asias Longest Tunnel Inaugurated by PM Modi in J&K

Asias Longest Tunnel Inaugurated by PM Modi in J&K With successful completion of the tunnel, replicating its modern technology features for other projects in India will be easier and take less time, according to M.K Jain, Chief General Manager, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), which got the mandate to get the 9.2 km Chenani-Nashri tunnel work done. [Full Article...]

More aggressive US strikes in Somalia said to risk civilians

On Wednesday, Trump reportedly signed a declaration that deemed Somalia an "area of active hostilities ". Those rules, known as the Presidential Policy Guidance, required high-level, interagency vetting of proposed strikes. About 50 US commandos now rotate in and out of Somalia to advise and assist local troops. They have served as trainers and advisers to African Union and Somali government ... [Full Article...]

US opens formal investigation into civilian deaths in Mosul

As of writing, over 110 bodies have been recovered from areas hit by coalition airstrikes. "ISIS is smuggling civilians into buildings so we won't see them, and trying to bait the coalition to attack", said Col. Trump vowed to step up the anti-IS campaign - but at what cost? More than 200 civilians were reported killed in an airstrike earlier this month, and some have blamed United States ... [Full Article...]


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