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Trump's VP tours Indonesian mosque in outreach to Muslims

Trump's VP tours Indonesian mosque in outreach to Muslims

Special event clearways will be enforced on the city's roads and the number of police officers on the city's streets boosted during the Australian leg of Mr Pence's Asia-Pacific tour. Pence, standing side by side with Widodo at a news conference, said: "One of the greatest threats we face is the rise and spread of terrorism", though he did not refer to "radical Islam". Read More

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Verizon loses key customers for first time

With the new Verizon Unlimited 4G LTE data plan, however, those limits were lifted. Last year, T-Mobile gained 3.3 million post-paid phone customers, while Sprint gained 910,000. Verizon is also lagging key rival AT&T (T, Tech30 ) - although Ma Bell's shares are down 5% in 2017. Industry analysts have questioned whether the company will pursue a more transformative deal as its main competitor AT&T seeks to diversify its business through a planned acquisition of Time Warner. Read More

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EPA's Pruitt to coal miners: 'Regulatory assault is over'

EPA's Pruitt to coal miners: 'Regulatory assault is over'

Administrator Pruitt's decision to highlight this polluting facility is deeply troubling for clean water and public health. "We're going to do it the American way, grow jobs and show the rest of the world how it's done", he said. One enforcement activity that could be set for an increase: security for Scott Pruitt, the new E.P.A. administrator. According to E.E. News, former EPA head Gina McCarthy's security detail normally consisted of six to eight personnel who assisted only during ... Read More

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Dragged passenger 'poster child' for airline abuses - Lawyer

For reasons unknown to us, instead of trained Chicago Police Department officers being dispatched to the scene, Chicago Department of Aviation personnel responded. "I hope he becomes a poster child for all of us", he said. On Tuesday, Munoz released a thoroughly unconvincing statement feigning contrition for Dao's abuse, saying, "The truly horrific event that occurred on this flight has elicited many responses from all of us: outrage, anger, disappointment". Read More

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5 things for Thursday, April 13: North Korea, Syria, Trump

Rising global tension around Syria and North Korea have pushed gold prices to their highest level since November as investors shift to safe haven assets, RT reveals. Silver was little changed at US$18.3219 an ounce in London. While the drop only has a marginal impact on the inventory levels that have risen by 50m barrels since the start of the year, the market took some bullish cues from it in light of higher refinery runs, ahead of the approaching U.S. Read More

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United States ambassador: Regime change in Syria is a priority for Trump administration

Kaine said he supported President Trump's decision last Thursday to launch a missile strike in Syria as a response to the Syrian government's chemical weapons attack against a northern Syrian town that took dozens of lives. Western governments, rebel leaders and a weapons expert all criticised this claim , saying the evidence pointed to an attack by the Syrian government. Read More

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Inflation steady as lower air fares offset higher food and clothing prices

Inflation steady as lower air fares offset higher food and clothing prices

ONS deputy national statistician Jonathan Athow said inflation remained steady in March because food, drink and clothing prices all went up, while air fares dropped slightly compared to a year ago due to the timing of Easter. While the Bank of England sees inflation peaking at about 2.8 per cent in the first half of 2018 before falling back, some forecasters predict it could creep above 3 per cent. Read More

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Yum's KFC to Curb Antibiotic Use in the Chickens it Buys

Yum's KFC to Curb Antibiotic Use in the Chickens it Buys

McDonald's Corp, known for its Chicken McNuggets, says that its roughly 14,000 US restaurants past year stopped serving chicken raised with antibiotics considered important to human medicine. Although government action at the national level has been slow in the United States, consumer demand is driving the marketplace away from routine antibiotic use. Read More

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Phil Mickelson's gambler pal convicted: 'I'm in total shock'

Phil Mickelson's gambler pal convicted: 'I'm in total shock'

In the second day of deliberations today, the jury returned a guilty verdict against the Las Vegas resident on all 10 counts of conspiracy, securities fraud and wire fraud charges. Barry Berke, Walters's lawyer, said he will appeal. Walters, 70, has built a sprawling business of auto dealerships, vehicle rental agencies and golf courses worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Read More

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Ecuador's president-elect warns Assange to avoid politics

Ecuador's president-elect warns Assange to avoid politics

Lasso has refused to concede and says he will demand a vote-by-vote review and present evidence to support his claims Wednesday in his home city of Guayaquil. Ahead of Lasso's announcement of the specific details of his challenge to the results Wednesday, head of the National Electoral Council, Juan Pablo Pozo, noted that only 835 electoral rolls - or 2 percent of the more than 40,000 rolls - presented irregularities and would be submitted to a public audit. Read More

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Manmohan speaks, Upper House clears GST bills

The bill was passed by the Lok Sabha last August but it was brought before the Lower House as Rajya Sabha had passed it last month with two minor amendments. With entertainment taxes getting subsumed in GST, prices of movie tickets and theatrical performances may become cheaper in most states. "There must be cooperation between the federal government and the state government to resolve those outstanding issues", said Dr Singh. Read More

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West Indies tour to be Misbah's last series: PCB Chairman

West Indies tour to be Misbah's last series: PCB Chairman

Speaking to media at a press conference in Lahore, Misbah spoke of a regret at not having captained Pakistan in cricket, his entire tenure serving during their global exile. "It is a personal decision and the Pakistan Cricket Board has nothing to do with it. So overall, I am satisfied with my performance". "We just need to play good cricket", said Holder regarding the composition of the 13-man team, which features just one Guyanese in leg-break bowler Devendra Bishoo. Read More

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Pink diamond auctioned for record $71.2 million in Hong Kong

The buyer was Hong Kong jeweler Chow Tai Fook , with the winning telephone bid placed by their Chairman, Dr. Henry Cheng Kar-Shun, who has renamed the stone The CTF Pink. However, the gem was reclaimed by Sotheby's after the buyer, New York-based diamond cutter Isaac Wolf, defaulted on the deal. Sotheby's tried a new city for the Pink Star this time around. Read More

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