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Trump urges Fed to lower rates, adopt quantitative easing Trump urges Fed to lower rates, adopt quantitative easing
- May 01, 2019

Markets are betting that the Fed's recent statements that it would take a "patient" attitude toward monetary policy mean that it will hold rates steady until a major economic shift - one way or the other - compels a change. American and Chinese officials are meeting in Beijing this week for the latest round of talks to end the trade war between the world's two biggest economies. (more...)
Joe Biden's 2020 slogan is straight-up gibberish Joe Biden's 2020 slogan is straight-up gibberish
- May 01, 2019

Bernie Sanders over Trump. In a national poll released at the end of April, Biden got a 24-point lead over Sanders. "In a big field, there will be some early skirmishes as people position themselves". You can tell he's really scared of Biden. Make America return to the essence of who we are, the dignity of the country, the dignity of people... Biden's campaign is based on the premise that he's the candidate best able to connect with voters in those areas - and his rhetoric on Monday was a ... (more...)
Mueller calls out Barr over how his findings were released Mueller calls out Barr over how his findings were released
- May 01, 2019

It will give Barr his most extensive opportunity to explain the department's actions, including a press conference held before the report's release, and for him to fix a reputation bruised by allegations that he's the President's protector. (more...)
Vodafone identified Huawei security flaw decade ago
- May 01, 2019

The reputation of the Chinese firm has been challenged yet again after revelations by a European telecommunications giant. The US is adamantly opposed to Huawei's involvement because of the firm's obligation under Chinese law to help its home government gather intelligence or provide other security services when required. (more...)
Trump Working to Designate Muslim Brotherhood a Terror Organization Trump Working to Designate Muslim Brotherhood a Terror Organization
- May 01, 2019

In this April 25, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. After Mursi's overthrow, the Brotherhood was swiftly banned in Egypt. The proposed sanctions would include travel and economic sanctions on the group, its branches worldwide, its affiliated groups and its members. Another concern is the impact such a designation would have on the rest of the Middle East. (more...)
UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Trump, Pelosi, Schumer Agree on $2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Trump, Pelosi, Schumer Agree on $2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill
- May 01, 2019

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said there was "good will in the meeting" - a marked departure from the last meeting between Trump, Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi , which ended with Trump walking out in a huff. It also included calls for exploring the privatization of publicly-owned airports and utilities, streamlining environmental reviews, and shifting from a tax-and-spend model of funding infrastructure to one dominated by public-private partnerships and user fees. (more...)
Minneapolis Officer Convicted of Murder in 911 Caller Death Minneapolis Officer Convicted of Murder in 911 Caller Death
- May 01, 2019

It is the first time a police officer in Minnesota has been convicted over an on-duty shooting. Ms Ruszczyk was shot shortly after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home. "He acted as a reasonable police officer". Noor's defense attorneys argued throughout the monthlong trial that he fired to protect his terrified partner after hearing a thump on the squad in the alley and then seeing a figure by the driver's side window raising an arm. (more...)
Active shooter reported at U.S. college campus Active shooter reported at U.S. college campus
- May 01, 2019

WSOC9's Allison Latos reports that three people have been wounded and that one person is in custody. Two people have been confirmed dead following an active shooter situation in Charlotte . Charlotte news station WCNC reported that the local train lines have been suspended as a result of the ongoing investigation into the shooting. "Secure yourself immediately", the university said in an alert, referring to the school's Kennedy building on campus. (more...)
Richard Lugar: Former US Republican senator dies at 87 Richard Lugar: Former US Republican senator dies at 87
- May 01, 2019

In 2013, when former President Barack Obama awarded Lugar the Medal of Freedom, he praised him for his "commitment to bipartisan problem-solving" which "stands as a model of what public service ought to be" in times of "unrelenting partisanship". (more...)
Trump sues banks in bid to block Congress subpoenas Trump sues banks in bid to block Congress subpoenas
- April 30, 2019

The filing says the subpoenas "have no legitimate or lawful purpose". The German financial institution is among several organisations the Democrat-controlled House of Representative subpoenaed earlier this month, exploring the potential use of the U.S. (more...)
Facebook Messenger is getting faster, lighter and more secure in 2019 Facebook Messenger is getting faster, lighter and more secure in 2019
- April 30, 2019

Seriously, if you thought Facebook's last major redesign came with a lot of extra white space, you'll probably find the newest look even more jarring. Lastly, the camera is being improved and a new Create Mode will make it easier to create posts without photos or videos. A "Meet New Friends" feature will make recommendations based on some shared connection - like living in the same city or working at the same company. (more...)
Bolton: U.S. Promised Money For Warmbier Release But Never Paid Bill Bolton: U.S. Promised Money For Warmbier Release But Never Paid Bill
- April 30, 2019

Joseph Yun , the former USA special envoy for North Korea, confirmed to Reuters he had signed an agreement with the North Koreans for the payment of the money before Warmbier was flown out of Pyongyang in a coma on June 13, 2017. John Bolton told " Fox News Sunday " that the USA isn't trying to exclude other nations, but that Trump and Kim Jong Un prefer one-on-one negotiations. (more...)
2nd cyclone in weeks leaves Mozambique facing major flooding 2nd cyclone in weeks leaves Mozambique facing major flooding
- April 30, 2019

Mozambique has been hit by a second cyclone in two months killing 5 people in some parts of Pemba , the capital of Cabo Delgado province. This is the first time in recorded history that two strong tropical cyclones have hit the disaster-prone southern African country in the same season. (more...)
Overwork leads to deaths of 270 election staff after Indonesian poll Overwork leads to deaths of 270 election staff after Indonesian poll
- April 30, 2019

Maintaining an election of eight hours, in a peaceful country with a width of 3100 mile span from the eastern to the western border, proved to be a Herculean project and deadly for those who had to have the ballot papers manually. The Finance Ministry, on the other hand, is working to compensate the families of those who lost their lives. "The KPU is not prudent in managing the workload of staff", said Ahmad Muzani, deputy chairman of the campaign of opposition presidential candidate ... (more...)
Britain's Labour meets to decide stance on second Brexit referendum Britain's Labour meets to decide stance on second Brexit referendum
- April 30, 2019

Theresa May's supposed "red lines", sticking points in negotiations, have reportedly been moved, potentially allowing more compromise with Labour to get a Brexit deal through the House of Commons. The Labour leader is under intense pressure from Remainers in his party to include a commitment to a "confirmatory" referendum on any Brexit deal. A majority of MEP candidates are understood to be in favour of another referendum, but NEC members are divided between those who back a public vote ... (more...)
Guaido cancels western Venezuela rally after 'dictatorship' blocks route Guaido cancels western Venezuela rally after 'dictatorship' blocks route
- April 30, 2019

Tear gas was sacked at a highway overpass next to the Caracas air base where several heavily-armed soldiers with a blue band wrapped around their forearms had been standing guard. He called on government supporters to amass at the presidential palace to defend Maduro from what he said was a US -backed coup attempt. The video and heightened tensions came as Guaido has called for "the largest march in Venezuela's history" on Wednesday, May 1. (more...)
Indian Army claims it found ‘abominable snowman’ footprint Indian Army claims it found ‘abominable snowman’ footprint
- April 30, 2019

Indian social media was abuzz with sceptical and even hilarious reactions from users on the discovery. Moving back to the history of this ape-like beast, a genetic research on purported specimen speculated that the Yeti came from Asian black bears, Himalayan brown bears or Tibetan brown bears. (more...)
Indonesia approves plan to move capital out of Jakarta Indonesia approves plan to move capital out of Jakarta
- April 30, 2019

While authorities have yet to choose a site for the new capital, Brodjonegoro said it would require up to 40,000 hectares (99,000 acres). Jakarta stretches back at least 500 years, beginning as the port of Sunda Kalapa within the Hindu Kingdom of Pajajaran that ruled the western half of Java from the 670s. (more...)
Dashcam footage shows Seattle crane collapse that killed 4 Dashcam footage shows Seattle crane collapse that killed 4
- April 30, 2019

Two ironworkers inside the crane were killed, along with two people in separate cars. Four others were injured. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said L&I inspects tower cranes regularly. He said it was too early to speculate on a cause. A construction crane fell from a building on Google's new Seattle campus during a storm that brought strong wind gusts, crashing down onto one of the city's busiest streets and killing four people. (more...)
Russian navy 'spy whale' freed from its GoPro harness in Norway Russian navy 'spy whale' freed from its GoPro harness in Norway
- April 30, 2019

Martin Biuw of Norway's Institute of Marine Research reportedly told local outlet NRK , "If this whale comes from Russia - and there is great reason to believe it - then it is not Russian scientists, but rather the navy that has done this". (more...)

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