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Source: New York Times

Armenia Detains 3 Opposition Leaders Amid Protests

Monday 12:42 GMT

The Armenian police detained three opposition leaders on Sunday and dispersed protesters on the 10th day of demonstrations against the appointment of former President Serzh Sarksyan as prime minister, according to officials, opposition politicians and a witness.

One of the protest leaders, Ararat Mirzoyan, wrote on his Facebook page that he had been illegally detained along with Mr. Pashinyan and a third opposition politician, as well as other protesters.

Source: New York Times

As Another Pence Runs for Congress, His Business Record Faces Scrutiny

Monday 12:42 GMT

Pence supports the Trump administration in its defense of American companies who have been subjected to decades of illicit trade practices and unfair policies.”

“Governor-elect Mitch Daniels asked Mr. Pence to help with transition work at IDEM,” Mr. Robertson said, later adding, “There was never a discussion how long Mr. Pence would stay.” Mr. Pence and his wife now own two antique malls in southern Indiana, valued at between $5 million and $25 million, according to financial disclosure statements he filed with the House in January.

Source: Common Domain

Oil Is Fast Approaching $70. Is The Economy Ready for It?

Monday 12:42 GMT

Oil prices are headed toward $70 a barrel, a weight on the U.S. economy that is bearable for now but could pose trouble if prices keep climbing.

“But U.S. oil production has picked up in a meaningful way—there could be also some benefits to having modestly rising oil prices.”

Source: Common Domain

Google’s Android Expansion Mired in U.S.-China Trade War

Monday 12:42 GMT

Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc., GOOGL -1.11% is relying on several Chinese companies to distribute its Android apps to millions of less-affluent smartphone users, even as rising trade tensions between China and the U.S. are making those partnerships more risky.

The U.S. has barred the device’s manufacturer, Chinese firm ZTE Corp. ZTCOY 26.94% , from working with American companies, meaning the specially made Android software that powers the phone is off limits.

Source: DW

'Peace Festival' continues as neo-Nazis hold rally in Saxony town

Sunday 15:26 GMT

The town is simultaneously hosting a "Peace Festival," also attended by around 1,000 people seeking to express their opposition to far-right ideologies.

The opposing peace rally is to include the music festival "Right Doesn't Rock," located within sight and earshot of the far-right events. It was organized by Thorsten Heise, chairman of the far-right National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) in the eastern state of Thuringia.

Source: Fox News

CUNY professor files first lawsuit under new revenge porn law

Monday 12:42 GMT

A public health professor at the City University of New York is the first person to bring a civil suit under New York City’s new revenge porn law—against her ex-boyfriend for allegedly posting explicit images and videos of her online alongside a screenshot of her faculty page.

Cooper’s attorney, Daniel Szalkiewicz, says she is the first to file a civil suit under the city’s revenge porn law that went into effect in February.

Source: Washington Post

Democrats favor looser restrictions on marijuana — and some in GOP join them

Sunday 15:26 GMT

Democrats are increasingly embracing looser restrictions on marijuana — and a growing number of high-profile Republicans are joining them, marking a shift in the politics of cannabis.

McConnell teamed up with Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on a bill that would legalize hemp, which the Republican leader proudly noted recently was being used as fiber for concrete and home insulation and even in hemp-infused beer under a research pilot program in his home state.

Source: The Guradian

Lobbyist retires early following Scott Pruitt condo scandal

Sunday 15:26 GMT

The fossil-fuels lobbyist tied to a bargain-priced Capitol Hill condo that was leased by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is taking early retirement as a result of the scandal.

In October, the EPA announced it would rewrite the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era regulation that sought to limit planet-warming carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants like those operated by OGE, which paid Hart’s firm $400,000 in lobbying fees last year.

Source: DW

New chairwoman Andrea Nahles seeks to unify Germany's SPD

Monday 12:42 GMT

Andrea Nahles has become the first woman to lead Germany's Social Democrats — though by a disappointing margin of votes.

After garnering a meager 66.35 percent of delegate support at a special conference in the western German city of Wiesbaden on Sunday, Andrea Nahles takes over a Social Democratic Party (SPD) in an unprecedented crisis. Scarcely a year ago, SPD delegates had unanimously elected Martin Schulz, the longtime president of the European Parliament, as party leader and chancellor candidate.

Source: Washington Post

Barbara Bush to be honored by friends and family at private funeral in Houston

Sunday 15:26 GMT

More than a thousand guests are attending a private funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush Saturday, including four former presidents and three former first ladies, as well as the current first lady.

At the public viewing Friday night, attendees received a remembrance card with a statement from Bush that read, “George Bush and I have been the two luckiest people in the world, and when all the dust is settled and all the crowds are gone, the things that matter are faith, family and friends.”

Source: Common Domain

Russian Farmer Alters Rural Economy With Virtual Currency, as Moscow Watches Warily

Monday 12:42 GMT

KOLIONOVO, Russia—Farmer Mikhail Shlyapnikov says the best way to revive the ailing economy in this remote village is cutting financial ties to Moscow.

Since its launch last year, the currency is slowly becoming a tender of choice here and in surrounding towns for transactions, from milk to tractors. Mr. Shlyapnikov has launched a cryptocurrency, the kolion, named after his hamlet some 80 miles southeast of Moscow, buoyed by an initial investment of a half-million dollars from investors in Russia and abroad.

Source: Global News

Sustainable travel a key consideration for most Canadians, report finds

Sunday 15:26 GMT

As it does every year leading up to Earth Day, travel website Booking.com has released the results of its global Sustainable Travel Report, which indicates a growth in awareness and interest in eco-friendly travel.

READ MORE: Celebrate Earth Day with these Canadian eco-friendly travel destinations . However, this year’s report found 49 per cent of respondents said they never, rarely or only sometimes manage to travel sustainably.

Source: Common Domain

CDC Warns Against Eating Romaine Lettuce as E.Coli Sickens Dozens

Monday 12:42 GMT

Health officials warned consumers to completely avoid romaine lettuce amid a widening E.coli outbreak linked to produce grown in Yuma, Ariz.

The CDC last week launched an investigation into a nationwide outbreak of E.coli 0157:H7 linked to romaine lettuce that has sickened 53 people across 16 states. Thirty-one people have been hospitalized, including five with a type of kidney failure known as hemolytic uremic syndrome.

Source: Global News

Father stabbed by homeless man at California steakhouse as daughter sat in his lap

Sunday 15:26 GMT

A homeless man was charged Friday with murder in a random attack on a California father who was stabbed in the neck as his 5-year-old daughter sat in his lap in a crowded beachside steakhouse.

WATCH: Homeless man arrested after allegedly stealing ring, backpack from Portland stabbing victim. Mele and his wife were eating dinner with their daughter Wednesday at Aloha Steakhouse in Ventura.

Source: BBC

London Marathon 2018: Mo Farah finishes third as Eliud Kipchoge wins

Monday 12:42 GMT

Britain's Mo Farah finished third at the London Marathon in a new British record as Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge won the race for a third time.

He returned this year having given up track racing to focus on the marathon and faced a stellar field including Kipchoge, three-time Olympic gold medallist Kenenisa Bekele and last year's London Marathon winner Daniel Wanjiru. Ethiopa's Tola Shura Kitata finished in a surprise second place, 32 seconds behind Kipchoge.

Source: Global News

North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile testing

Saturday 14:32 GMT
Source: Fox News

North Korea announces end to missile testing as Trump cites 'big progress'

Saturday 14:32 GMT
Source: New York Times

‘Viva Verdi,’ Say Fans With Very Verdian Names

Sunday 21:51 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Make this one-pan Spanish Eggs and Potatoes, and you’ll learn how to fry

Sunday 21:51 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Kalidou Koulibaly’s late header seals victory for Napoli over Juventus

Sunday 21:51 GMT
Source: New York Times

Review: Anna Netrebko Emerges as a Powerful New Tosca at the Met

Sunday 21:51 GMT
Source: NBC News

‘One Tree Hill’ fans will instantly recognize this charming house — it's for sale!

Monday 13:38 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Tencent Music: Tune In, But Don’t Turn On Yet

Today 11:48 GMT
Source: BBC

The words that change what colours we see

Monday 15:27 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Don’t blame oil prices for a narrowing gap in government bond yields, says BMO

Today 11:48 GMT
Source: New York Times

‘I Feel Pretty’ and the Rise of Beauty-Standard Denialism

Today 11:48 GMT
Source: BBC

Could the royal baby boost the economy?

Today 11:49 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Need STEM Teachers Look to Older Adults

Today 11:48 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Matt Smith on The Crown pay gap: 'We should be paid equally'

Today 08:06 GMT

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