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Harvey Weinstein arrested on sexual assault charges Harvey Weinstein arrested on sexual assault charges
- May 25, 2018

The victim in the rape case has not been identified, the Times reported , but Weinstein has been charged with first-degree and third-degree rape . The former mogul - once the toast of Hollywood and whose films won scores of Oscars - grinned as he was escorted into a Manhattan court building in handcuffs. (more...)
North Korea Still Open To Talks After Trump Cancels Summit North Korea Still Open To Talks After Trump Cancels Summit
- May 25, 2018

Yet Trump's equally sudden willingness to walk away from an agreement - a strategy he advocated in his "Art Of The Deal" memoir - might just help to level the playing field. The senior USA official said the North violated a pledge to allow worldwide inspectors to monitor the supposed implosion of the test site. "We got a lot of dial tones, Senator", he told committee chairman Bob Corker. (more...)
Indonesia's ride-hailing firm Go-Jek to launch in Southeast Asia Indonesia's ride-hailing firm Go-Jek to launch in Southeast Asia
- May 25, 2018

The Indonesian start-up is taking the plunge after Uber Technologies Inc. agreed in March to swap its Southeast Asian business for a 27.5 per cent stake in Grab , thereby withdrawing from a hotly contested region of more than 600 million people. (more...)
High hopes but tough road for black woman in Georgia governor's race High hopes but tough road for black woman in Georgia governor's race
- May 25, 2018

Fletcher. As African-American women have increasingly become the backbone of the Democratic Party , it's about time we stepped up and started taking our due. Instead, it makes her more like her potential constituents. She's running on healthcare for all, gun safety and reproductive freedom. Her campaign also drew celebrity support from Tracee Ellis Ross, star of ABC's "Black-ish", and Uzo Aduba of Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black". (more...)
Kohli to skip Surrey stint after suffering neck injury Kohli to skip Surrey stint after suffering neck injury
- May 24, 2018

A BCCI statement said Kohli "will now undergo a period of rehabilitation under the supervision of the BCCI medical team ". Kohli had visited a hospital in Mumbai for a check-up yesterday and it was reported that he is suffering from a slip disc injury and will not be playing for Surrey ahead of the United Kingdom tour. (more...)
Neymar recovering from injury 'faster than expected' Neymar recovering from injury 'faster than expected'
- May 24, 2018

Brazil's 2018 World Cup campaign kicks off with their Group E clash against Switzerland on June 17 , followed by fixtures versus Costa Rica and Serbia. After a week of training in Teresopolis, the squad will travel next Sunday to London, where the players will continue training for another 12 days before traveling to Vienna, where they will challenge Austria on June 10 in a friendly. (more...)
Keys to Rockets' Game 5 against Warriors Keys to Rockets' Game 5 against Warriors
- May 24, 2018

Golden State ceased their motion and didn't properly execute their isolations off switches. Well, they're looking pretty glaring now. This was the same D'Antoni who blistered his team as "soft" after a Game 3 annihilation. Young has provided virtually none. The poise that characterized their playoff runs these past four seasons, took a nosedive right into the dirt. It would've doomed last season's Rockets , but this season's version has the luxury of putting the ball in the hands of ... (more...)
Comcast prepares to top Disney's $50B offer for Fox Comcast prepares to top Disney's $50B offer for Fox
- May 24, 2018

However, at the company's recent results Lachlan Murdoch, Fox's executive chairman, was asked about reports of Comcast considering gatecrashing the Disney deal. In doing so, it topped an earlier offer for the entirety of Sky by Fox . Seems Disney might not be able to waltz into a 21st Century Fox acquisition , after all. (more...)
Apple Updates Data And Privacy Tools For European Customers Apple Updates Data And Privacy Tools For European Customers
- May 24, 2018

If you request a copy of your data, Apple will give you the choice of which files to download, and the company promises to fulfill that request within seven days. Apple is now allowing customers in the European Union to download all of the personal data the company holds. In line with the GDPR, institutions and other bodies must also ensure that they provide transparent and easily accessible information on how personal data is used, and foresee clear mechanisms for individuals to exercise ... (more...)
Evert blasts decision to not seed Serena in Paris Evert blasts decision to not seed Serena in Paris
- May 24, 2018

Without a seeding she risks facing highly ranked players in the early rounds. All Grand Slam events make their own decisions on seeding players, so it's still possible that Roland Garros will make Williams one of the 32 seeded players even though her current ranking is down to near No. (more...)
Jared Kushner (Finally) Has Full White House Security Clearance Jared Kushner (Finally) Has Full White House Security Clearance
- May 24, 2018

That means Kushner once again has access to the nation's most sensitive information. White House officials have blamed the delay in Kushner receiving his security clearance on administrative backlogs normal to a new administration, as well as the complicated nature of his application. (more...)
Police have allegedly arrested activist Wael Abbas Police have allegedly arrested activist Wael Abbas
- May 23, 2018

Abbas has campaigned against torture in Egypt for well over a decade, before and after the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime dictator Hosni Mubarak . "As usual, the police violated both the law and the consitution, by using blindfolding him, arresting him without a warrant from the prosecution, and denying him access to a lawyer". (more...)
USA employee suffers brain injury in China after 'abnormal sounds' USA employee suffers brain injury in China after 'abnormal sounds'
- May 23, 2018

A health alert sent Wednesday said a USA government employee assigned to the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou reported "subtle and vague, but abnormal, sensations of sound and pressure". It added the Chinese Government told the embassy it is also investigating and taking appropriate measures. The embassy warned workers in China to move away from the source of the noise if they experience "any unusual acute auditory or sensory phenomenon" with "unusual sounds of piercing noises". (more...)
Oil Prices Higher on Venezuela Concerns Oil Prices Higher on Venezuela Concerns
- May 23, 2018

They are expected to add 1.2 million barrels a day in 2019 which follows a 1.3 million barrels a day increase in 2018. On May 18, the price of a barrel of Azeri Light crude oil increased by $2.21 to stand at $81.03. BP's Chief Executive Bob Dudley told Reuters he expected a flood of United States shale and a possible reopening of OPEC taps to cool oil markets after crude rose above $80 a barrel last week. (more...)
Trump administration calls Venezuela's election a 'sham' Trump administration calls Venezuela's election a 'sham'
- May 22, 2018

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's re-election was met with worldwide condemnation following polls marred by an opposition boycott and claims of vote-rigging. In December, Ottawa stripped Venezuelan diplomats of their credentials in response to the same being done to Canada's charge d'affaires, who was the diplomat heading up the embassy in Caracas in the absence of the ambassador. (more...)
Verify: Did Santa Fe shooting suspect target a love interest? Verify: Did Santa Fe shooting suspect target a love interest?
- May 22, 2018

Governor Greg Abbott will host a series of roundtable sessions to generate solutions that improve safety and security at Texas schools and in our communities. Officials have announced that teachers will be returning to school on Wednesday, and students will return next Tuesday, May 29. "We hope that this will be the first of many productive meetings and discussions that will lead to meaningful improvements in Texas law and reduce gun violence in the state", he said. (more...)
Musk says the Tesla Model 3 is fast, very fast Musk says the Tesla Model 3 is fast, very fast
- May 22, 2018

Musk said . Musk took to Twitter on Saturday night, May 19, to reveal the specs and pricing for the highly anticipated dual-motor, all-wheel drive, and performance versions of the Model 3. That particular variant of the vehicle will go from 0-60 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds, with a 155 miles per hour top speed and a 310 mile range. "What's still missing is that mythical $35,000 Tesla Model 3 ". (more...)
First Official Trailer for Andy Serkis' New Jungle Book Movie 'Mowgli' First Official Trailer for Andy Serkis' New Jungle Book Movie 'Mowgli'
- May 22, 2018

Disney released its own live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's story in 2016. Warner Bros is coming up with the darkest possible version of Rudyard Kipling's beloved story, starring Christian Bale , Cate Blanchett , Benedict Cumberbatch , Naomie Harris and Tom Hollander . (more...)
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano spews toxic gas as lava reaches the ocean Hawaii's Kilauea volcano spews toxic gas as lava reaches the ocean
- May 22, 2018

VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports. At the volcano's summit, two explosive eruptions unleashed clouds of ash. Josh Green, an emergency room physician and Democratic state senator, said he treated several patients last week - from the Pahoa evacuation center to the opposite side of Hawaii island in Hawi - for symptoms related to the eruption. (more...)
Malaysian central bank to take part in 1MDB investigation Malaysian central bank to take part in 1MDB investigation
- May 22, 2018

He is to be questioned specifically on SRC International, a former unit of 1MDB. Najib has said US$681 million of funds deposited in his personal bank account were a donation from a Saudi royal, rebutting reports that the funds came from 1MDB. (more...)

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