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Donald Trump Appears to Shove Prime Minister Dusko Markovic at NATO Meeting Donald Trump Appears to Shove Prime Minister Dusko Markovic at NATO Meeting
- May 28, 2017

The Wall Street Journal notes that the shortfall in European defense spending since 2014 - based on the alliance-wide pledge to spend 2 percent of Gross Domestic Product on defense - is $119 billion. "I will be making it clear to President Trump today that intelligence that is shared between law enforcement agency must remain secure", she said. (more...)
Summer-like heat returns just in time for Memorial Day weekend Summer-like heat returns just in time for Memorial Day weekend
- May 28, 2017

Areas of fog are possible tonight and then another system will track to our south and may set off more showers and thunderstorms in the area, mainly Saturday afternoon. Saturday: Partly cloud, slight chance of an isolated shower. Plan on bountiful blue skies on Sunday and Memorial Monday. There may still be a PM shower or t-storm around in spots though, and highs will again be seasonable for the end of May with temperatures reaching the mid 70s. (more...)
Trump tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris climate deal - Axios Trump tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris climate deal - Axios
- May 28, 2017

The final communique released Saturday after a the Group of Seven (G7) countries summit gave its backing to the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change - with the conspicuous exception of the United States, which said it would take more time to make a decision. (more...)
Musical legend Gregg Allman dies at 69 Musical legend Gregg Allman dies at 69
- May 28, 2017

Funeral arrangements had not been finalized Saturday. However, he'll be buried in in Macon, Ga.'s Rose Hill Cemetery, where his former bandmates Duane Allman and Berry Oakley have been laid to rest. Once in a while, he could even feel his presence. Allman told me that unlike a lot of artists, he never went through a period where the songs that "made him" became enemies. (more...)
Royals' Yost, Hosmer ejected in first inning against Indians Royals' Yost, Hosmer ejected in first inning against Indians
- May 28, 2017

The victory was the Royals second straight against the Indians, and they will look for the sweep tomorrow afternoon. Lindor later scored when first baseman Carlos Santana grounded into an RBI fielder's choice, but that proved to be Cleveland's last run of the game. (more...)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spotted heading to Pippa's reception Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spotted heading to Pippa's reception
- May 28, 2017

Prince Harry reportedly made a 100-mile round trip to bring girlfriend Meghan Markle to Pippa Middleton's wedding reception yesterday. George and his younger sister Princess Charlotte , 2, had roles in the ceremony as pageboy and bridesmaid respectively. (more...)
Manchester attack: UK reduces terror threat level to 'severe'
- May 28, 2017

The level was raised to "critical" - meaning another attack was thought to be imminent - after Monday's bombing at a pop concert in Manchester. London Mayor Sadiq Khan, after Prime Minister May's announcement, had said that security plans will remain in place this and urged all the people to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious to the police. (more...)
Scandinavian leaders condemn Egypt Copts attack Scandinavian leaders condemn Egypt Copts attack
- May 28, 2017

Al Jazeera reported the locations targeted by Egyptian warplanes were civilian areas and populated districts inside the city. Relatives of killed Coptic Christians look on as they gather during the funeral at Abu Garnous Cathedral in the north Minya town of Maghagha on May 26, 2017. (more...)
Bungie Already Has Plans For Destiny 3 Says Nolan North Bungie Already Has Plans For Destiny 3 Says Nolan North
- May 28, 2017

Some were absolutely fans of the grimoire cards, though, and so this news about the sequel will likely ruffle some feathers. Bungie's Destiny has a rich sci-fi fantasy story to tell, but the original release in 2014 didn't tell it. (more...)
Monster Hunter XX Announced For Nintendo Switch
- May 28, 2017

According to Shacknews , the Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers is a trip to memory lane, most especially to players who have been a fan of the franchise ever since. Not to mention the two new characters to keep the excitement and selection going. Critics have also lauded Capcom for Ultra Street Fighter II's impressive gallery and character colour editing mode. (more...)
Notable Stock in Focus: Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Notable Stock in Focus: Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA)
- May 27, 2017

It has outperformed by 27.73% the S&P500. 1,005 were reported by Pacific Global Inv Management Company. Light Street Capital Management Llc bought 125,000 shares as the company's stock rose 14.18% with the market. Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is now engaged in an ongoing war with dealerships in CT over its direct sales model. Investors sentiment increased to 1.68 in Q4 2016. (more...)
'Monster Hunter XX' is Coming to Nintendo Switch
- May 27, 2017

Duplicating that success with Monster Hunter would be, of course, a tremendous boon to both Nintendo and Capcom . Nintendo plans to take an aggressive approach to the console for the upcoming fiscal year and hopes to sell 10 million additional Switch units. (more...)
Google I/O 2017: 'Android O' beta version released Google I/O 2017: 'Android O' beta version released
- May 27, 2017

Well, the answer is that they're still working on localisations, and that includes launching with English (AUS) support, and that's not just importing the language pack, it's also things like using Aussie terms for things like sports scores. (more...)
China's Lenovo returns to profit as PC performance beats overall market China's Lenovo returns to profit as PC performance beats overall market
- May 27, 2017

What's more, Lenovo's "Hong Kong-listed stock has fallen almost 60% since the Motorola acquisition", according to The Wall Street Journal . Yang said Lenovo's core PC business remained solid, transformation for its mobile business was on track, and it is accelerating efforts to improve its data center business. (more...)
India knocked out of Sudirman Cup losing 3-0 to China India knocked out of Sudirman Cup losing 3-0 to China
- May 27, 2017

Among other matches, Chinese Taipei stunned South Korea 3-2 while Canada defeated New Zealand 5-0 and Sri Lanka thrashed Slovakia 5-0. The match lasted an hour and three minutes which was nearly on equal games but finally China pulled the strings and won the game with 16-21 21-13 21-16 in the first match. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 May Embed the Fingerprint Scanner Samsung Galaxy Note 8 May Embed the Fingerprint Scanner
- May 27, 2017

However, this time Samsung is back because of its new 360-degree camera which is going to be put on sale shortly. The digital camera and image editor apps are loaded with approximately 40 stamps designed especially for the Chinese market and Samsung Health provides China-specific information such as health-related events, as well as drug and clinic information. (more...)
An arrest warrant is issued for yoga guru Bikram Choudhury An arrest warrant is issued for yoga guru Bikram Choudhury
- May 27, 2017

A judge in Los Angeles , California, has issued an arrest warrant for Bikram Choudhury , the founder of "hot" yoga who was ordered in 2016 to pay more than $7 million in a sexual harassment suit. "I feel vindicated", she told media in 2016. Bikram Choudhury is the founder of Bikram yoga . Jafa-Bodden worked as head of legal and global affairs at Choudhury's Los Angeles yoga school from spring 2011 until March 2013, when she said she was abruptly fired from her six-figure position. (more...)
British Airways cancels flights amid global computer outage British Airways cancels flights amid global computer outage
- May 27, 2017

The airline said it had found "no evidence that it's a cyber attack", with Britain still recovering from a ransomware attack earlier this month that crippled key infrastructure. "We've tried all of the self-check-in machines. We are working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible", a British Airways spokeswoman told CNN via email. (more...)
HMD's upcoming Nokia 9 may feature Snapdragon 835 with 8GB RAM HMD's upcoming Nokia 9 may feature Snapdragon 835 with 8GB RAM
- May 27, 2017

Nokia 9 is expected to be priced around $750, which makes it rather unlikely for the device to actually come with 8GB of RAM, as the price would be quite low for such a configuration. It will come with a 5.3-inch QHD display, 64GB of storage, a dual 13MP main camera setup and apparently, 4GB or 8GB of RAM. This value-oriented design philosophy is something that once brought the Nokia brand to the very top of the smartphone industry, with many of its devices selling north of 150 million ... (more...)
Trump discussed terrorism and climate change with Pope Francis, says Tillerson Trump discussed terrorism and climate change with Pope Francis, says Tillerson
- May 27, 2017

As is customary when a world leader meets with the Pope, the two parties exchanged gifts. "Per Vatican protocol, women who have an audience with the Pope are required to wear long sleeves, formal black clothing, and a veil to cover the head", Stephanie Grisham, spokesperson for the First Lady, said in a statement to CNN . (more...)

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