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Sessions: We'll fund the wall 'one way or the other'

Sen. Mario Rubio (R-Fla.) said the message sent by disarray in Washington would be risky at a time of high tensions over North Korea and other worldwide hot spots. Figures vary on the cost to build the wall. Democrats accused Mr Trump of making "poison pill" demands and said he should "back off". The government will shut down at midnight Friday if Congress can not agree on one. [Full Article...]

Leaders of International Monetary Fund and World Bank defend globalization

Leaders of International Monetary Fund and World Bank defend globalization And now instead of advanced economies warning about problems in the developing world, it is the turn of developing nations to be concerned about the rising wave of protectionism in the world's major economies, that could undermine the gains from global trade. [Full Article...]

SC to decide validity of law linking Aadhaar with Pan card

SC to decide validity of law linking Aadhaar with Pan card After listening the arguments of the both parties, the apex court said that it will look into the constitutional validity of the decision and posted the matter for further hearing on April 25. It can, however, do so for other services such as the opening of bank accounts or the issuance of driving licences, a bench headed by Chief Justice J.S. [Full Article...]

Russian bombers spotted off Alaskan coast twice in 24 hours

Russian bombers spotted off Alaskan coast twice in 24 hours According to information provided by NORAD, U.S. aircraft have intercepted Russian planes about 60 times since 2007. Russian Federation has also flown its jets off the coast of US allies like Japan, CNN noted. Earlier in the week, USA fighter jets were scrambled when Russian planes came 40 nautical miles from the coast of an Alaskan island. The Russian aircraft was in global air space at t... [Full Article...]

All IMF members aligned on need for free, fair trade -Carstens

All IMF members aligned on need for free, fair trade -Carstens He said that the administration's goal was to make trade more fair and was not aimed at erecting protectionist barriers. At a meeting last month in Baden-Baden, Germany, the G-20 dropped a pledge to oppose trade protectionism amid pushback from the Trump administration, which says trade policy needs to more clearly benefit American companies and workers. [Full Article...]

Without O'Reilly, Fox News faces its toughest test

Wednesday's ratings were good enough to beat even some broadcast shows, including a new episode of "Shots Fired" (3.2 million) on Fox. O'Reilly, Hannity (with and without Alan B. He hasn't been accused of any harassment, but many inside and outside of Fox have wondered how much he and other executives still in place knew about Ailes' and O'Reilly's behavior. [Full Article...]

Arkansas carries out first execution since 2005

The state originally set eight executions over an 11-day period in April, which would have been the most by a state in such a compressed period since the U.S. After a hiatus of almost 12 years, the execution was carried out without any apparent glitches. Lee was convicted in 1995 in the murder of Debra Reese, 26, two years prior, reports CNN . [Full Article...]

EBay (EBAY) Beats Earnings and Revenue Estimates in Q1

EBay (EBAY) Beats Earnings and Revenue Estimates in Q1 Ebay Inc reported net income of $538 million during the first quarter of the year. In the last quarter, insiders sold 313,020 shares of company stock valued at $10,153,302. "The first quarter was a strong start to the year with accelerating growth in active buyers, revenue and our core United States business". During the same period previous year, the firm posted $0.47 earnings per share. [Full Article...]

Ontario housing measures expected to have short lived impact, experts say

Ontario housing measures expected to have short lived impact, experts say The average price of a detached house in the Greater Toronto Area hit $1.21 million last month, climbing 33.4 per cent from a year ago, according to the latest data from the Toronto Real Estate Board. In addition, it would empower Toronto and potentially other interested municipalities to introduce a tax on vacant homes to encourage owners to sell or rent unoccupied units. [Full Article...]

Peters statement on reported potential closure of EPA Region 5 Office

Barbara Bolling-Williams, state president of the IN branch of the NAACP, said she is cautiously optimistic following Pruitt's visit, but added that his visit comes with the threat of "a skinnier EPA budget, fewer regulations - and rumors Chicago's regional EPA office could be shut down looms IN the background". [Full Article...]

'Only time will tell' on improving US-China trade

'Only time will tell' on improving US-China trade North Korea has repeatedly tested nuclear weapons in recent years, a move that the USA strongly opposes. China accounted for nearly 70 percent of last year's $500 billion US trade deficit. They remarked generally about "progress" in their relationship and optimism about the future. "At the end of previous year people across the world were concerned about China-US relations", said an editorial ... [Full Article...]

Russia-Syria Ties to Dominate G7 Meeting of Foreign Ministers

He says defeating the Islamic State group remains the top focus. "So they now have to answer for this", she said. "And I think he's making a huge mistake". Rebels have denied they own or can produce nerve agents like Sarin. The official, who was speaking on condition of anonymity, said a Russian drone was spotted flying overhead of a Syrian hospital where victims were taken to be treated after... [Full Article...]

French Candidates Boost Security Ahead of Tense Vote

French Candidates Boost Security Ahead of Tense Vote France remains under a state of emergency after being the repeated target of jihadist attacks that have killed more than 230 people since January 2015. Of course, like all elections in this day and age, it's a lot more complicated than that in reality. "But as far as I am concerned, this does not change the organization of my campaign and, above all, it must not change the focus of the campaign de... [Full Article...]

Iowa Lawmakers Show Support of Equal Pay Day

Where hopefully soon we will be celebrating women being paid the same as men for the same work. The Missouri Democratic Party today, on Equal Pay Day, is releasing state-specific figures detailing the wage gap between women and men in Missouri. [Full Article...]

More McLaren woes as Alonso's engine fails at Bahrain GP

McLaren boss Zak Brown has admitted there will be no quick fixes for the team after the former F1 superpowers slumped to a new nadir on a torrid race day in Bahrain. Alonso, 35, and in the third and final year of his contract with McLaren, retired his auto with an engine failure after a race spent fighting for mid-field positions. [Full Article...]

Patriots Extend Offer Sheet To Running Back Mike Gillislee

Patriots Extend Offer Sheet To Running Back Mike Gillislee According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the Patriots have signed Gillislee to an offer sheet for two years. According to ESPN's Mike Reiss , if the Bills don't match the offer, they'd receive a fifth-round draft pick from the Patriots. To help manage the cap with the anticipated addition of Gillislee, veteran wide receiver Danny Amendola has agreed on a pay cut, Rapoport added. Matching Gillisl... [Full Article...]

Leaked docs show hotel industry's role in anti-Airbnb laws

Leaked docs show hotel industry's role in anti-Airbnb laws According to The Hill , the hotel industry's political action committee HotelPAC spent money in a record 225 congressional races past year, raising $1.5 million and handing out $1.3 million to congressional candidates during the 2016 election cycle. [Full Article...]

TLC Could Soon Force Uber to Provide Tipping Option

TLC Could Soon Force Uber to Provide Tipping Option And since Uber is a cashless experience, that would mean Uber would be forced to add an in-app tipping option. New York City is the company's largest US market, making it painful to exit should Uber choose not to comply with the potential policy change. [Full Article...]

Surviving South Carolina proves again there's nothing Gonzaga can't do

Surviving South Carolina proves again there's nothing Gonzaga can't do Gonzaga's first Final Four appearance in program history was worth the wait, as both teams started the game hot. Down by 14 points midway through the second half, the Gamecocks rallied all the way back to take a brief lead. They may be in a mid-major conference, but they were led on Saturday by a pair of blue-chip recruits in Williams-Goss, the senior point guard who transferred from Washingto... [Full Article...]

Family got £8800 compensation after being bumped from flight

Family got £8800 compensation after being bumped from flight Here are some tips for travelers faced with being involuntarily bumped and to those who may consider accepting a voucher to take another flight. According to Phillips, American Airlines, Delta, and United had all enjoyed profits of around $9 and $10 billion over 2015 and 2016. [Full Article...]


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