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Trump signs spending bill to avert government shutdown — for one week Click Here to Open in a New Window

Trump signs spending bill to avert government shutdown — for one weekThe House passed a continuing resolution, or "CR," giving Congress until next Friday to hammer out a spending deal for the rest of the fiscal year.



Sanders calls Obama’s $400K Wall Street speaking fee ‘unfortunate’ Click Here to Open in a New Window

Sanders calls Obama’s $400K Wall Street speaking fee ‘unfortunate’Though he praised the former president, Sanders also repeated criticisms from his campaign about the influence of Wall Street over Washington.



MS-13 street gang grips Long Island suburbs in violence Click Here to Open in a New Window

MS-13 street gang grips Long Island suburbs in violenceBRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — Late at night, when helicopters thrum overhead and spotlights beam down onto lawns, many people here know exactly what's going on.



'Shaving Cats!!??' Virginia police probe seven pet abductions Click Here to Open in a New Window

'Shaving Cats!!??' Virginia police probe seven pet abductionsSince December, at least seven cats have suddenly shown up at their homes with shaved belly, groin and leg areas, Waynesboro Police Captain Kelly Walker said on Friday. "Shaving Cats!!??" says the poster in Waynesboro, a city of 21,000 about 140 miles (225 km) southwest of Washington, D.C. Walker said the cats were collar-wearing, well-groomed pets, not strays or feral cats, although some were outdoor cats.



NRA’s Wayne LaPierre calls academic and media elites ‘America’s greatest threat’ Click Here to Open in a New Window

NRA’s Wayne LaPierre calls academic and media elites ‘America’s greatest threat’Executive vice president and CEO of the National Rifle Association Wayne LaPierre spoke ahead of President Trump at an NRA meeting and said academic and media elites are “America’s greatest domestic threats.”



Apple Trying To Persuade California DMV To Change Self-Driving Rules Click Here to Open in a New Window

Apple Trying To Persuade California DMV To Change Self-Driving RulesThe tech giant also wants the state’s restriction on using self-driving vehicles without a human driver to be removed.



Two US soldiers killed in Afghanistan may have been hit with friendly fire, says Pentagon Click Here to Open in a New Window

Two US soldiers killed in Afghanistan may have been hit with friendly fire, says PentagonTwo US special operations forces soldiers killed in eastern Afghanistan may have been struck by friendly fire in an operation targeting the emir of Islamic State militants in Afghanistan, the Pentagon has said. Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis told reporters that the military was investigating whether the two troops may have been killed by ground fire, either by American forces or Afghan commandos taking part in the raid, though it appeared to be accidental. “We are investigating the circumstances of the combat deaths of the two Army Rangers in the beginning of what was an intense three-hour firefight,” Davis said.



Strong earthquake hits off Philippines, no major impact seen Click Here to Open in a New Window

Strong earthquake hits off Philippines, no major impact seenA strong earthquake measuring 7.2 struck off the coast of Mindanao island in the Philippines on Saturday, and the country's seismology agency advised people to stay away from coastal areas but expected no major damage. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was a risk big waves could spread 300 km (190 miles) away from the epicenter, reaching as far away as Indonesia. The Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvolcs) said no tsunami warning was issued after a quake it had measured at 7.2.



Filipino troops kill notorious Abu Sayyaf kidnapper in clash Click Here to Open in a New Window

Filipino troops kill notorious Abu Sayyaf kidnapper in clashMANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine marines have killed an Abu Sayyaf extremist commander and a notorious kidnapper who had sailed across the sea border into Malaysia to snatch tourists and sailors for ransom, the military chief said Saturday.



Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia over 'terror' claims Click Here to Open in a New Window

Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia over 'terror' claimsTurkey on Saturday blocked all access inside the country to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia reportedly for articles claiming links between Ankara and terror groups, the latest restriction on a popular website to hit Turkish users. Turkey's Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) said it had implemented the ban against Wikipedia.org, without making clear the reason for the move. Turkish state media said the ban was imposed because Wikipedia had failed to remove content promoting terror and accusing Turkey of cooperation with various terror groups.



Trump on his first 100 days in office: ‘I thought it would be easier’ Click Here to Open in a New Window

Trump on his first 100 days in office: ‘I thought it would be easier’

As Trump's first one hundred days in office come to a close, Americans are reflecting on what the president and his administration have been able to accomplish since stepping into the White House. To call these first hundred days tumultuous would be an understatement, as Trump's attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare collapsed before it was even voted on and tensions with North Korea, Russia and even Canada have ratcheted up considerably. What does Trump think of all this?

"I loved my previous life. I had so many things going," Trump told Reuters in an interview this week. "This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier."

A shockingly candid admission from a man who willingly ran for the office of president, but not an especially surprising one, all things considered. Trump told his base that he would run the country like a business, but the American government doesn't operate like a business. Coming to an agreement with hundreds of representatives and senators is a world away from closing a real estate deal.

But as difficult as the fight over healthcare, tax reform and foreign policy have proven to be, Trump still appears to be more concerned with proving to the American people how popular he really is, despite the polls. In the middle of a discussion about Chinese President Xi Jinping, Reuters says that Trump paused to pass out "copies of what he said were the latest figures from the 2016 electoral map."

Why on earth a group of reporters would want to see an "updated" electoral map of an election that was decided nearly six months ago is beyond me, but Trump's insecurity knows no bounds.

Following the "clarification" regarding the 2016 electoral map, Trump told the reporters that he is still warming up to the fact that he has to have 24-hour protection from the Secret Service. As a public figure (and one who appreciated attention), he never had much privacy in the first place, but now he says he's in his "own little cocoon," and that he "really can't go anywhere" with all the protection.



‘I thought it would be easier’: Trump assesses his first 100 days Click Here to Open in a New Window

‘I thought it would be easier’: Trump assesses his first 100 daysOn the cusp of his 100th day in office, President Trump went on a media blitz this week, granting interviews to a number of outlets reflecting on his first months in the nation’s highest office. In addition to an interview with the Associated Press that attracted attention for all the “unintelligible” lines in the transcript, Trump spoke to the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and Reuters about everything from his flip-flop on withdrawing from NAFTA to his surprise about the difficulties of his job. “I loved my previous life,” Trump told Reuters. “I had so many things going.



In glaring defiance, North Korea conducts another ballistic missile launch, which fails again Click Here to Open in a New Window
SEOUL, South Korea - In strong defiance of sanctions placed against it, North Korea test-fired another ballistic missile on Saturday, its second failed launch in the past fortnight.The test
A tax war is coming, Chinese media warns after Trump Administration announces tax cuts Click Here to Open in a New Window
BEIJING, China - After the U.S. administration proposed an overhaul of the tax system, reducing the number of income tax brackets and lowering the tax on corporations from 35 percent to 15 percent
After raising funds in new round of funding, Didi Chuxing will look at global expansion Click Here to Open in a New Window
BEIJING, China - Concluding a new monster round of funding, Didi Chuxing confirmed in a statement that it had raised $5.5 billion.The company said that the funds would be used to continue it
Let’s talk - America tells North Korea, as Trump warns of ‘major conflict’ and China urges Kim Jong Un to give up nuclear programme Click Here to Open in a New Window
WASHINGTON, U.S. - Donald Trump opened his presidency earlier this year, with confident public statements claiming that he would meet Kim Jong Un and convince him to give up his nuclear ambitions.<
First direct London-China train completes 12 000km run Click Here to Open in a New Window
Beijing - Laden with whisky and baby milk, the first freight train linking China directly to the UK arrived in the eastern Chinese city of Yiwu on Saturday after a 12 000km trip, becoming the worlds
Southeast Asian leaders wrestle over China Click Here to Open in a New Window
Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte faced little support on Saturday at a regional summit in his efforts to weaken Southeast Asian resistance to Chinese expansionism in the contested South C
Fajr Int'l Film Festival Wraps Up in Tehran Click Here to Open in a New Window
In the closing ceremony attended by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Culture Minister Reza Salehi Amiri, the Iranian film in Turkish language The Home, written, directed and produce
Pak's 'dream' of building CPEC will never come true: Senior Gilgit leader Click Here to Open in a New Window
Brussels [Belgium], April 29 (ANI): With the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) progressing at full steam, senior leader from Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Abdul Hamid Khan has asserted that the dream
Philippine's Duterte opens ASEAN summit with swipe at Western govts Click Here to Open in a New Window
PanARMENIAN.Net - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte opened an annual summit of Southeast Asian leaders on Saturday, April 29 with an oblique swipe at Western governments, asking them not to meddle
Pakistani Minister and Prime Minister have different versions on job creation by CPEC Click Here to Open in a New Window
Islamabad [Pakistan], Apr 29 (ANI): Pakistans Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has given perhaps the first bold reality check on the much praised China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CP
Chinese Court Orders Retrial of Man Jailed For President Xi 'Steamed Bun' Posts Click Here to Open in a New Window
A court in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong has ordered a retrial of a social media user it sentenced to two years imprisonment after he called President Xi Jinping by a forbidden nickname in
Bulgaria With Potential to Contribute to EU-China Partnership Click Here to Open in a New Window
Bulgaria has a potential to contribute to the strategic partnership between the European Union and China, especially in tourism, said GERB MP Nikolina Angelkova during the conference EU-China 2018 acc





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