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Source: Common Domain

Stock-index futures edge lower as investors sift earnings, await retail sales data

Today 17:16 GMT

Stock-index futures edged lower Thursday, as investors continued to examine the flow of corporate earnings and awaited economic data, including figures on March retail sales.

Markit’s manufacturing and services PMI readings for the U.S. are due at 9:45 a.m., while data on February business inventories and March leading indicators are due at 10 a.m.

Source: Fox News

Last surviving Doolittle Raider from attack on Japan remembered

Today 09:55 GMT

He was Jimmy Doolittle's co-pilot in the lead bomber that launched the surprise counter-attack over Japan in April 1942.

Gen. Jimmy Doolittle received the nation's highest valor award, the Medal of Honor, from President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the Oval Office.

Source: Common Domain

Miami Beach’s Luxury Market Gets a First-Quarter Jolt

Today 17:16 GMT

The luxury market in Miami Beach, Florida—including both condos and single-family homes—improved during the first quarter of 2019, according to a Douglas Elliman report released Thursday.

From Penta Worldwise: Michelin-Starred Sardinian Chef Roberto Petza’s Favorite Things. This largely contributed to steady sales in Miami Beach over the last year, combined with the slowdown in new developments, Mr. Miller said.

Source: Global News

Alberta election sees nearly 70% of eligible voters cast a ballot

Today 09:55 GMT

“For us, we’d hope some of the changes we made to the voting process and the options available for voters to get access to the ballot box may have influenced them and encouraged them to participate,” said Westwater.

Westwater said the official voter turnout will be confirmed once all ballots are counted, which he hoped would happen by Saturday.

Source: The Guradian

Love Island star killed herself after mixing drugs and alcohol, inquest finds

Today 17:16 GMT

A coroner has issued a warning about mixing alcohol and cocaine after the Love Island contestant Sophie Gradon killed herself after consuming both substances.

Gradon’s boyfriend, Aaron Armstrong, was found dead 20 days after she killed herself, also after having taken cocaine and alcohol, and the coroner made a similar ruling at his inquest last month. The couple were not staying together on 19 June, the night before she was found dead, because they were each looking after their parents’ dogs, but they had exchanged loving messages.

Source: DW

Center-right projected to remain biggest group in EU Parliament

Today 17:16 GMT

The center-right will remain the largest group in the next European Parliament despite shedding seats, while two euroskeptic groups could see their combined support climb, according to an EU-wide survey conducted ahead of the May 23-26 vote.

Merkel's center-right Christian Democrats are expected to win 31 percent of the vote in Germany, making it the largest party in the European Parliament with a projected 30 seats.

Source: The Guradian

NFL 2019 schedule: the 17 must-watch games of the upcoming season

Today 17:16 GMT

The draft is a week away and players are months away from strapping on pads, meaning Wednesday’s schedule release was the best opportunity for NFL fans to dream of autumn Sundays.

Rematches of championship games are always welcome, and all NFL fans are clamoring for another tilt between Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady, who submitted one of the most memorable AFC title games in history last season.

Source: BBC

Rylan to co-present Strictly spin-off

Today 17:15 GMT

It Takes Two is broadcast every weekday evening during Strictly's run - and on previous series Ball has presented every episode.

Rylan's signing is likely to mean the pair will now take turns to present, but they may also host together occasionally. Hosting fewer editions of the TV show will ease the workload for Ball, who otherwise would have been presenting a morning radio show followed by an evening TV programme every weekday for several months.

Source: DW

Rwandan rebel leader dies in Germany awaiting retrial

Today 17:16 GMT

A former Rwandan militia leader died in Germany on Tuesday while awaiting retrial for alleged war crimes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Murwanashyaka's health deteriorated suddenly on April 11 and he died in hospital a few days later, the court in south-western Germany said.

Source: Common Domain

Trump appointee to turn Wall Street watchdog CFPB into financial literacy program

Today 18:11 GMT

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will focus more on educating Americans to protect themselves, the agency’s new director said Wednesday, laying out a more conservative focus for a department founded to level the playing field between the financial services industry and ordinary Americans.

When Kraninger was confirmed by the Senate in November to run the CFPB, she had little experience in financial services, and was working as a program associate director at the Office of Management and Budget under Mick Mulvaney, then the CFPB’s acting director.

Source: The Guradian

Malaysia investigates women who discussed their 'dehijabbing'

Today 18:12 GMT

Three women in Malaysia who held an event discussing their decision to stop wearing the hijab are being investigated by Malaysian Islamic authorities.

The event, Malay Women and Dehijabbing, featured a three-hour panel discussion between Maryam and two other Malaysian women, Mohani Niza and Dian Sofia, who had also decided to no longer wear the hijab. Maryam said the panel was an “intellectual discourse based on the women’s lived realities”, after which the audience had left “on a good note”, but a backlash on social media began to build that had “distorted” the content discussed, mainly by those who had not attended the talk.

Source: Global News

Can Canada protect firms from U.S. lawsuits over Cuba Not really: experts

Today 18:11 GMT

Trump administration to allow U.S. lawsuits over properties seized by Castro’s Cuba. U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration broke with yet another diplomatic norm on Monday by refusing to suspend a key clause in the Helms-Burton Act, part of the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba, which allows Americans to sue companies operating or profiting from confiscated property.

The Canadian government is not ruling out launching a challenge at the World Trade Organization, after the U.S. gave the green light to lawsuits that could see Americans claim billions of dollars worth of recompense over property confiscated during the Cuban Revolution.

Source: DW

New US policy on seized property in Cuba threatens EU ties

Today 00:35 GMT

National Security Adviser John Bolton will announce the policy change during a speech Wednesday in Miami, which is home to exiles and immigrants from Cuba, a senior administration official said Tuesday.

Title III of the Act gave Americans who fled Cuba the right to take legal action in US courts against mostly European companies operating out of properties Cuba nationalized following the island's 1959 revolution.

Source: DW

European Parliament calls for more EU border guards

Today 18:11 GMT

The European Parliament on Wednesday called for expanding the European Union's border protection authority, Frontex, by up to 10,000 officers.

The European Parliament called on the European Commission to change the rules of engagement for the Frontex border control authority and to recruit more staff. Along internal borders, some member states have for years continued to conduct random border controls, though this is supposed to be an exception to the rule.

Source: Common Domain

Cannabis stocks mixed with Aphria down after it says it’s taking on more debt

Today 18:11 GMT

Cannabis stocks were mixed on Wednesday, with Aphria Inc. falling after it announced plans to issue up to $300 million of convertible debt.

“With a rapidly growing universe of cannabis stocks to invest in this global trend, why would investors choose to give their capital to a company that only owns 50% of a farming entity alongside an operator with a long history of stock promotion and failures?”

Source: The Guradian

Measles cases up 300% worldwide in 2019, says WHO

Monday 18:09 GMT
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Tiger Woods' first Masters win since 2005 was 'just spectacular,' Jim Gray says

Monday 18:09 GMT
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'Human sacrifice' victims discovered at gruesome ancient site

Monday 18:09 GMT
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Human brains could be connected to the internet in 'next few decades,' scientists predict

Monday 18:09 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Causes of cancer may leave 'fingerprints' in DNA, scientists say

Monday 18:09 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Gold logs lowest finish in over a week as U.S.-China trade talk progress dulls haven demand

Monday 18:09 GMT
Source: BBC

Five things we learned from Coachella 2019, Weekend One

Monday 18:09 GMT
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Afrin aftermath: German court convicts 4 PKK-linked arsonists

Today 18:11 GMT
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Great Synagogue of Warsaw to 'reappear', 76 years after being destroyed by Nazis during Ghetto Uprising

Today 04:14 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Portugal crash: at least 28 killed on tourist bus in Madeira

Today 18:11 GMT
Source: BBC

Italian students fined €13m over BBQ forest fire

Today 09:54 GMT
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Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli don't like being called 'cheaters' in college scam: report

Today 12:40 GMT
Source: Fox News

AOC narrates video from future in which her 'Green New Deal' saves US from environmental catastrophe

Today 18:11 GMT
Source: Global News

Couple rescued from Australian outback after digging ‘help’ in mud, starting fire

Today 09:54 GMT

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