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Bill to improve weather forecasts heads to president's desk
- April 05, 2017

After those storms move through, a second round of storms is expected to develop Wednesday afternoon and into the evening hours. Facing the possibility of severe weather, the University of SC postponed a celebration for the school's women's basketball team, which won the national collegiate championship on Sunday . (more...)
North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of Trump-Xi meeting North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of Trump-Xi meeting
- April 05, 2017

The U.S. has issued what seemed to be its "last warning" to North Korea over its continued launch of ballistic missiles that threaten the country and its allies-Japan and South Korea. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, in a statement on Tuesday, said the U.S. had spoken enough about North Korea and would speak no further on the issue. (more...)
Trump issues warning to American firms
- April 05, 2017

Companies seeking H-1B visas for programmers will now have to show the jobs are complex, unique, specialized or require advanced degrees. H-1B workers who will work off-site at another company or organization's location. However, the new regulations don't make it impossible for companies to hire foreign talent. "The March 31 USCIS memorandum reinforces an existing practice by adjudicators and clarifies requirements for certain computer professionals", said the National Association of ... (more...)
UK and Swedish watchdogs warn of international cyber attack
- April 05, 2017

The ACSC today warned of a "sustained malicious cyber campaign targeting major global Managed Service Providers" associated with the group designated APT10 - also known as CVNX, Red Apollo, Stone Panda, menuPass Team, and POTASSIUM. So basically, the group behind the attacks targets only a few, and through them -targets the many. It's believed that companies across the world, including the UK, France and the United States, have all been targeted for the cross-border campaign. (more...)
Cineworld Group PLC (LON:CINE) Receives 'Buy' Rating From Brokers At HSBC
- April 05, 2017

The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 264 ($3.30), for a total transaction of £10,560 ($13,181.87). This is 4.37% from the stock close price. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated their buy rating on shares of AstraZeneca plc (LON:AZN) in a report published on Wednesday morning. Among 25 analysts covering Pearson PLC ( LON:PSON ), 8 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 12 Hold. (more...)
Any check on North Korea has to involve China: U.S Any check on North Korea has to involve China: U.S
- April 05, 2017

John Hyten told the Senate Armed Services Committee . He said the rogue Asian nation also demonstrated new capability in February that moved them into a new league with solid-fueled missile technology. Strategic deterrence is integrating all capabilities in all domains across all of the combatant commands, government organizations and alongside US allies, he said. (more...)
United Kingdom police charge 5 people over assault on teen asylum-seeker
- April 05, 2017

Police are also trying to trace the driver and occupants of a auto that stopped at the scene during the midst of the attack . The Kurdish-Iranian refugee was waiting at a bus stop with two friends in Croydon, south London, on Friday, when he was approached by about eight people. (more...)
NCAA needs to stand firm, stay out of North Carolina
- April 05, 2017

SHAPIRO: It sounds like on the one hand, you don't want to encourage a boycott that could keep jobs from coming to North Carolina, but on the other hand, you're not comfortable with encouraging businesses to come to a state that has this law that you view as discriminatory. (more...)
THP using undercover semi to crack down on texting while driving
- April 05, 2017

According to Michigan State Police statistics from 2015 nearly 10% of all distracted driving crashes involve the use of cell phones. "Law enforcement would rather see everyone off their cell phones than hand out a lot of tickets", said Rhonda Craft, director of the Office of Traffic Safety, in a press statement. (more...)
Chinese premier wants to extend free trade with Australia
- April 05, 2017

Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull talks as he sits next to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang . While Trump has advocated an "America First" approach, China has signalled its desire to play a bigger worldwide role, particularly in promoting free trade, a stance reinforced by Li. (more...)
Canada posts February trade deficit Canada posts February trade deficit
- April 05, 2017

Economists had forecast the overall trade gap falling to $44.8 billion in February. Trump also wants to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which was signed in 1994 by the United States, Canada and Mexico. The agency said exports of canola were down 34 percent following a three month surge in sales to China. The deficit with the European Union declined 18.6 percent to $9.4 billion, led by a 9.2-percent drop in the deficit with Germany. (more...)
Gonzaga holds off SC, advances to National Championship Game Gonzaga holds off SC, advances to National Championship Game
- April 05, 2017

They'd hold on for dear life coming down the stretch. Collins also had six blocks. Gonzaga will play the victor of North Carolina and OR for the National Championship on Monday . But the 'Zags prevailed, beating fellow Final Four novice SC. Below, we've put together all the information you need for this weekend, and stay tuned - this story will update with all the latest and greatest from the Final Four . (more...)
U.S. to ban some airline passengers from carrying larger electronics U.S. to ban some airline passengers from carrying larger electronics
- April 05, 2017

The electronics ban bas been devised in reaction to an unspecified terrorism threat, the United States government stated on Tuesday. A spokesman for Royal Jordanian says the airline is still awaiting formal instructions from the relevant USA departments, which could possibly come later on Tuesday. (more...)
Govt to roll out GST on July 1
- April 05, 2017

Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley attends a seminar on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) issues during the Vibrant Gujarat investor summit in Gandhinagar, India January 11, 2017. The four slabs in the GST are 5%, 12%, 18% and 28%. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated to people of India over passage of all four bills related to GST in the Lok Sabha. (more...)
ISIS calls Donald Trump 'stupid idiot' in first remarks on US President
- April 05, 2017

The 36-minute audio was released by IS' spokesperson Abu Hasan al-Muhajir on Tuesday. Islamic State's media outlets did not mention the strikes when they aired comments from Abi al-Hassan Al-Muhajer, who took over the role of spokesman after the death a year ago of the group's notorious media head, Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, in an air strike. (more...)
Mitch McConnell Blames Democrats For His Plans To Go Nuclear
- April 05, 2017

By denying Republicans the requisite 60 votes to end debate - known as "cloture" in political speak - Democrats could prevent a full-floor vote to confirm Gorsuch now scheduled for later this week. Sen. Chris Coons of DE became the key 41st vote for the Democrats, declaring during a committee debate that Gorsuch's conservative record showed an activist approach to the law, often in favor of business interests, and that he evaded questions during his confirmation hearings. (more...)
South Africa's biggest trade union calls for Zuma to quit
- April 05, 2017

The South African Insurance Association (SAIA) says the first level of sub- investment grade was of grave concern with immediate, far-reaching and long-term negative implications for the economy and the society at large. Zuma's cabinet overhaul exposed deep divisions within the ANC, and DA officials are confident they can recruit enough support from ruling-party MPs to unseat the president. (more...)
US gives OK to Chinese takeover of Syngenta US gives OK to Chinese takeover of Syngenta
- April 05, 2017

European Union antitrust authorities on Wednesday cleared state-owned ChemChina's 40-billion-euro ($43-billion) takeover of Swiss seeds giant Syngenta, the biggest ever overseas acquisition by a Chinese firm. Some of Syngenta's pesticides will also be put on the block. The FTC said state-owned ChemChina and Syngenta agreed to sell businesses that make an herbicide, a pesticide and a fungicide for which it said their combined large market shares would cause "significant competitive harm". (more...)
Thousands gather around the country for Equal Pay Day
- April 05, 2017

Simply put, on average , women worked an extra 90 days this year to catch up with what men earned last year. And some Bay Area activists are trying to do their part to raise awareness. For instance, three of the five Vermont Supreme Court justices will soon be women, which is among the most in the nation. The report was timed to be released on Equal Pay Day which fell this year on April 4th. (more...)
Trump pressures China on North Korea before Xi talks Trump pressures China on North Korea before Xi talks
- April 05, 2017

And China will either decide to help us with North Korea, or they won't", he was quoted as saying in the paper. Earlier in the day, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi held a phone conversation to discuss upcoming meeting between the US and Chinese leaders. (more...)