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Source: New York Times

Struggle for Control Underlies Xi Jinping’s Visit to Hong Kong

Today 07:02 GMT

Nearly three years ago, when thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators seized major roads in central Hong Kong for more than two months, they mocked President Xi Jinping and demanded that he allow a free vote for the city’s leader.

“They’re trying to make Hong Kong people get used to the demonstration of central authority,” said Brian Fong Chi-hang, a researcher at the Education University of Hong Kong who studies the growing influence of mainland China. “The ways that the Hong Kong government officials are treated, even where they are seated, can convey that.”

Source: Global News

How a Supreme Court decision might change what you find on Google

Today 07:02 GMT

It could be just a matter of time before a search on Google fails to turn up relevant and legal information after the Supreme Court of Canada opened the door to foreign courts applying their laws in other countries, said one internet law expert following Wednesday’s decision from the court.

READ MORE: Canada’s top court upholds ruling for Google to wipe references to discredited company. Or, imagine using Google to look for the address of a Canadian gay bar or a restaurant review in a local gay and lesbian magazine, but nothing showing up because the Iranian government ordered gay sites wiped from the search engine.

Source: Washington Post

Pentagon plan to defeat ISIS looks very much like Obama’s approach

Today 07:03 GMT

The Pentagon is putting the final touches on a promised new counter-Islamic State strategy for Syria and Iraq, and it looks very much like the one the Obama administration pursued, according to senior defense officials.

President Trump, who criticized former president Barack Obama’s strategy to defeat the Islamic State as weak, promised a new plan within 30 days of his inauguration and then turned it over to the military.

Source: The Guradian

Donald Trump to visit Paris for Bastille Day ceremonies

Today 07:02 GMT

Donald Trump will attend France’s Bastille Day celebrations in Paris on 14 July, after accepting an invitation from the French president, Emmanuel Macron.

The French national holiday commemorates the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, a turning point in the French Revolution.

Source: BBC

Venezuela crisis: Hunt for pilot after attack on Supreme Court

Today 07:02 GMT

The Venezuelan military is hunting for a rogue elite police officer suspected of carrying out a helicopter attack on the country's Supreme Court.

There have been almost daily anti-government protests in Venezuela for more than two months as the country's economic and political crisis worsens. Those opposed to the government say they are determined to keep protests going until fresh elections are called and the government is ousted.

Source: New York Times

North Korea Calls for Execution of South Korean Ex-President and Aide

Today 07:03 GMT

North Korea issued standing orders on Wednesday for the “miserable dog’s death” execution of South Korea’s imprisoned former president and her spy chief, and improbably demanded that its southern adversary extradite them.

During Ms. Park’s term, South Korean news media reported that South Korean and United States special forces had been training to “decapitate” the North Korean government in the event of renewed conflict on the Korean Peninsula, where an armistice has kept peace since the Korean War, which lasted from 1950 to 1953.

Source: Washington Post

Mattis claims Syria heeded U.S. warnings over chemical strike: ‘They didn’t do it’

Today 07:02 GMT

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis claimed Wednesday that the Syrian government backed down after the White House said that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces were preparing for another possible chemical attack.

Speaking to reporters aboard a flight to Brussels, the retired four star general gave few details to support the assertion that the Syrian military stepped back from plans for a possible chemical strike.

Source: ABC News

How the White House plans to implement its limited travel ban

Today 07:02 GMT

The president’s limited travel ban could go into effect as early as tomorrow morning, 72 hours after the Supreme Court ruling.

While the White House may avoid the airport turmoil from January, there will likely still be legal disarray, with lawsuits about that key term and questions like how far along a family tree does it extend.

Source: The Guradian

$35,000 a plate: Donald Trump starts fundraising for 2020 re-election

Today 07:03 GMT

President Donald Trump was whisked a few blocks from the White House to his hotel on Wednesday night for his first re-election fundraiser.

Forty months before his next election, the president holds court at a $35,000 a plate donor event Wednesday night at his hotel in Washington. About 300 people are expected to attend an event that will pull in about $10 million, said Lindsay Jancek, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee.

Source: Common Domain

California's fight with San Francisco over waterfront buildings heads toward trial

Today 07:03 GMT

A judge declined to rule Wednesday on a state lawsuit to strike down a San Francisco ballot measure that can limit the height of waterfront buildings, setting the stage for a September trial over whether voters anywhere in California can have a say on coastal development.

The State Lands Commission, chaired by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, is suing to overturn the Sierra Club’s Proposition B, passed by 59% of San Francisco voters in 2014.

Source: Global News

Derek Saretzky guilty of killing Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette, father and senior

Today 07:02 GMT

Derek Saretzky has been found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder in the September 2015 deaths of Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette, her father Terry Blanchette, 27, and 69-year-old Hanne Meketech.

Accused murderer’s father says ‘he told me she was in heaven’. An Amber Alert was issued and the entire nation held out hope she would be found alive. Three videotaped confessions by Saretzky with police were shown in court during the trial, including a re-enactment at the rural campsite where the remains of two-year-old Hailey were found.

Source: New York Times

Zen Phil Is Gone, but All Is Not Lost for Knicks

Today 07:02 GMT

Zen Phil entered his state of Bardo (the Tibetan Buddhism transitional state between two lives here on earth) before he could, in a fit of pique, trade away Kristaps Porzingis, the 7-foot-3 pride of Liepaja, Latvia.

Even players who appeared lost in the Gobi Desert that was the Knicks’ last season, like guard Courtney Lee, may reappear as useful complementary pieces next season. Then there is Carmelo Anthony, who no doubt threw back the curtains this fine New York morning wearing a Cheshire cat smile.

Source: Fox News

DHS announces new aviation security measures

Today 07:03 GMT

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced new aviation security measures Wednesday, regarding all commercial flights to the United States, in an effort to deter terrorist activity aboard flights.

In fact, I am concerned that we are seeing renewed interest on the part of terrorist groups to go after the aviation sector,” DHS Secretary John Kelly said in a prepared statement to the Center for New American Security.

Source: NBC News

What's behind Venezuela's crippling crisis, and why it matters to the U.S.

Today 07:03 GMT

There could be a huge impact on oil prices in the U.S. If the government truly collapses, it could negatively impact oil production in Venezuela, a founding member of OPEC, which in turn could mean higher prices at the pump in the U.S. and worldwide.

“And the ability of the U.S., as the world's and region's leader, to manage the crisis will establish a precedent and be part of President Trump's legacy.” “So long as the economic crisis and human suffering remains unabated, and no political solution is reached, things can only get worse,” according to Arnavat.

Source: Common Domain

Report: Clippers trading Chris Paul to Houston Rockets

Today 07:02 GMT

All last season and up through another disappointing end to the Clippers season, Doc Rivers kept saying he wanted to bring this Clippers’ core back — re-sign Chris Paul and Blake Griffin because how often do you get a team this good together?

The Clippers are trading Paul to the Houston Rockets after the All-Star guard opted into the final year of his contract, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports.

Source: Fox News

Chaffetz: Justice watchdog also looking at Lynch's role in FBI's Clinton email probe

Monday 01:38 GMT
Source: Fox News

UK finds 34 high-rise apartment buildings with unsafe siding

Monday 00:38 GMT
Source: Global News

Bill Cosby plans seminars on how to avoid sexual assault charges

Saturday 15:30 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Kurds see chance to advance their cause in ruins of Islamic State

Sunday 19:19 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Navy sailors made tough call to seal flooding ship compartments, unclear if survivors were inside

Thursday 22:53 GMT
Source: The Guradian

It’s been a grim year – but what if Britain had never voted for Brexit?

Saturday 08:07 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Number of refugees admitted to US drops by nearly half under Trump

Sunday 15:31 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Digital Music: iTunes Remains Surprisingly Popular

Wednesday 16:23 GMT
Source: Common Domain

French Utility Engie Looking to Expand in China

Today 07:02 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Advertising Guidelines for Online Sponsored, Branded & Featured Content

Today 00:37 GMT
Source: Global News

Can money buy happiness It depends on who you are and how you spend

Wednesday 20:14 GMT
Source: New York Times

We Taste-Tested 10 Hot Dogs. Here Are the Best.

Wednesday 17:18 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Drivers may pay the lowest July 4th gasoline prices in 12 years

Wednesday 16:22 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Swedish Christian Kids Banned From Saying Grace At Mealtimes, Can No Longer Say ‘Amen’

Wednesday 11:53 GMT

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