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Source: Global News

India introduces death penalty for rape of young children

Sunday 16:21 GMT

WATCH: Protests in India after lawmaker arrested in connection with a teenager’s rape. The move follows widespread outrage over the recent rape and killing of an 8-year-old girl in India’s Jammu-Kashmir state, the alleged rape of a girl by a ruling party lawmaker in Uttar Pradesh state and several other rape cases involving girls in the country.

India’s government on Saturday prescribed the death penalty for people convicted of raping children under 12 to help combat an increase in violent crime against women.

Source: CBS News

AP fact check: Trump twists Comey's role in Clinton disclosure

17-Apr-2018

President Donald Trump is again twisting facts when it comes to former FBI director James Comey's disclosure of a sensitive investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton right before the 2016 election.

Mr. Trump wrongly asserts that Comey was behind former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe's decision to authorize the disclosure of a probe into the Clinton Foundation, in violation of agency rules.

Source: Global News

Donald Trump says he’ll bail on North Korea meeting if talks ‘not fruitful’

Friday 09:02 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump said that although he’s looking ahead optimistically to a historic summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un he could still pull out if he feels it’s “not going to be fruitful.” Trump said that CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Kim “got along really well” in their recent secret meeting, and he declared, “We’ve never been in a position like this” to address worldwide concerns over North Korea’s nuclear weapons.

Source: NBC News

Despite Trump's bullishness, advisers suggest Cohen could flip

Sunday 16:21 GMT

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he doesn't think Michael Cohen, his embattled lawyer, will turn on him despite an FBI raid on Cohen's offices and ongoing legal battles.

In a series of tweets, Trump claimed some sections of the media are "going out of their way to destroy Michael Cohen and his relationship with me in the hope that he will 'flip,'" but expressed confidence that his longtime personal attorney would stand by him.

Source: Common Domain

Macron, Merkel Set to Visit Trump With Iran Deal Hanging in the Balance

Saturday 01:33 GMT

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit the White House next week, hoping to persuade President Donald Trump against pulling the U.S. out of the Iranian nuclear agreement at his self-imposed May 12 deadline.

Mr. Trump’s meetings with Mr. Macron on Tuesday and Ms. Merkel on Friday are among a series of pivotal events in the weeks before May 12. U.S. and European negotiating teams, which have worked toward a possible agreement on how to address Trump administration concerns, held meetings in Washington this month, after similar sessions since January in London, Paris and Berlin.

Source: DW

Barbara Bush, former US first lady, dies aged 92

Thursday 06:07 GMT

Barbara Bush, the wife of former US President George H.W. Bush, died on Tuesday at the age of 92, a family spokesman said without elaborating.

Barbara was only the second woman after Abigail Adams, who was the wife of John Adams and mother of John Quincy Adams, to have been both a first lady and the mother of a US president.

Source: Common Domain

Japan’s Surging Car Exports Raise Risk of Trade Fight With Trump

Saturday 13:37 GMT

The value of Japan’s car exports to the U.S. has nearly doubled in six years to more than $40 billion, driven by American hunger for sport-utility vehicles, whereas only a tiny number of American-made cars are sold in Japan.

Overall, Japanese car makers shipped 1.76 million cars to the U.S. in the year ended in March, accounting for about 30% of Japan’s total exports to the U.S. by value. For Japan, the importance of the car industry far outweighs the steel industry, which Mr. Trump recently hit with 25% tariffs.

Source: Washington Post

Starbucks, LA Fitness and the long, racist history of America’s loitering laws

Saturday 11:46 GMT

Where most American laws required people to do something criminal before they could be arrested, vagrancy laws made it criminal simply to be a certain type of person.

After Papachristou, with vagrancy laws no longer available, law enforcement has turned to other laws, like disorderly conduct and trespassing, to similar ends. Police discretion that was lodged so firmly in vagrancy and loitering laws has continued in myriad policing practices, including most prominently stop and frisk.

Source: Washington Post

U.S., British governments warn businesses worldwide of Russian campaign to hack routers

Wednesday 00:38 GMT

The U.S. and British governments on Monday accused Russia of conducting a massive campaign to compromise computer routers and firewalls around the world — from home offices to Internet providers — for espionage and possibly sabotage purposes.

The U.S. and British governments jointly tracked the latest campaign, which has targeted millions of machines globally, said Ciaran Martin, chief executive of Britain’s NCSC, the government’s central cybersecurity agency.

Source: BBC

US orders jet engine checks after blast

Friday 03:22 GMT

US aviation authorities have ordered inspections of jet engines after a mid-air explosion that punctured an airliner's window, killing a passenger.

"Injured passengers, okay, and is your airplane physically on fire?" asks a male voice in the tower, according to a recording released by officials.

Source: Fox News

GQ says Bible one of 21 classics 'you don't have to read before you die'

Sunday 21:51 GMT

The editors of GQ are being criticized for putting the Bible on a list of 21 classics you don’t have to read before you die.

An article in the Indianapolis Star Sunday notes that Vonnegut’s book is one of the most well-known and highly regarded works of the author, a local native.

Source: The Guradian

A letter to... my husband’s girlfriend

Saturday 10:53 GMT

I was helping with his new phone (he was never good with technology) when a message, complete with text-speak, emojis and kisses from you, popped up.

For years I have supported him through depression made worse by his refusal to accept he has the illness and engage with treatment. I have spent hours listening to him rail against everything that has stood in the way of the great success and recognition he believes he deserves.

Source: New York Times

Lost in Battle, Found by Amateur Sleuths: An ‘Unknown’ Marine

Tuesday 16:24 GMT

Until recently, the kind of detective work that brought the lost Marine home was largely handled by a small group of federal researchers at the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, the arm of the Pentagon responsible for finding and returning lost war dead.

The photo inspired an informal network of volunteer sleuths to track down survivors of the battle, pore over forgotten maps and comb through yellowed files until they had traced Private Mulligan’s likely remains to a burial plot under a marble cross in Manila.

Source: Fox News

Medicare ID scam targets seniors receiving new cards

Sunday 21:51 GMT

Millions of people 65 or older will soon get new Medicare cards to prevent identity theft, but fraudsters are exploiting the nationwide rollout to try and fleece seniors into revealing personal information, according to reports.

“The new Medicare cards are a step forward for fraud prevention, but con artists are working overtime on new ways to scam seniors,” AARP Hawaii state director Barbara Kim Stanton told the paper.

Source: Common Domain

U.S. economy hits brakes in early 2018, but it’s gassed up and ready to go for the spring

Saturday 18:12 GMT

“It is unlikely that a disappointing first-quarter print would signify a worrisome slowdown, and we would expect a rebound in the second quarter,” economists at Morgan Stanley wrote.

“It’s become an annual tradition for the U.S. economy to start the year on its heels and this year was no different,” said BMO Capital Markets senior economist Sal Guatieri, who pointed out first-quarter growth has averaged 1% since 2003 compared to 2% for the rest of the year.

Source: New York Times

After Late Vote Switch, Senate Panel Approves Pompeo for Secretary of State

Today 11:49 GMT
Source: CTV

9 dead, 16 injured after van strikes pedestrians in Toronto, sources say suspect is Alek Minassian

Today 11:49 GMT
Source: NBC News

Nine killed, 16 injured in Toronto after van strikes pedestrians

Today 11:49 GMT
Source: DW

Armenia: Serzh Sargsyan resignation a blow to Russia foreign policy

Today 07:03 GMT
Source: Global News

George H.W. Bush hospitalized two days after wife Barbara’s funeral

Today 09:58 GMT
Source: ABC News

Princess Kate gives birth to a boy

Today 11:48 GMT
Source: CTV

Royal baby: It's another boy for Kate and William

Today 11:48 GMT
Source: Common Domain

This is how many female pilots there are in the U.S. (clue: not a lot)

Thursday 18:13 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Is It Still Electronic Dance Music if They’re Playing Live Instruments?

Thursday 15:28 GMT
Source: Common Domain

China’s Faux Comparative Advantage

Tuesday 21:53 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Wales Sees Price Gains at High End of the Market

Wednesday 15:29 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Apple: Why It ‘Has to’ Keep Raising iPhone Prices

17-Apr-2018
Source: Common Domain

Fed’s Brainard Says Now Isn’t Time to Lower Capital, Liquidity Rules

Friday 14:34 GMT
Source: Common Domain

In U.K., Property Prices Weakest Close to London

Tuesday 22:48 GMT

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