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US and China to resume trade talks   8%

High level trade talks between the United States and China will resume next week as the world's top two economies move closer to a deal.

U.S. Moves to Stop All Nations From Buying Iranian Oil, but China Is Defiant  

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States would no longer grant oil waivers to China and India, Iran’s two largest customers.

Who wants to be the next Air Force secretary?  

Pentagon confirms North Korea test launch — Haspel praises Trump’s handling of North Korea, but warns on Iran and Russia

Belt and Road Forum: China tipped to counter critics with showcase projects   13%

China is expected to showcase projects that it thinks can set the standard for its flagship “Belt and Road Initiative” and crack down on exploitation of the name as dozens of heads of state converge on Beijing this week to discuss the controversial grand infrastructure plan.Since its launch by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, the strategy has attracted criticism abroad for what some see as an attempt by Beijing to expand its influence by drawing countries into its economic and political…

In trade war talks, China may want US agricultural imports, but what it needs is food security   17%

Food security, economics and geopolitics go hand in hand. With China and the United States purportedly closing in on a settlement of the current trade war, sections pertaining to agricultural products will surely loom large in any final deal. But Beijing should not become overdependent on US farmers. Nor should Washington get too reliant on China as a market for its agricultural exports.China needs to import a lot of food. It needs to feed almost a quarter of humanity but has only 7 per cent of…

Homicide charge laid in stabbing death of Canadian man in Mexico   -17%

The suspect allegedly attacked Bruce Allen of Dartmouth, N.S., with a knife in a vacation apartment in the small beach city of Progreso, state prosecutors say.

Happy Birthday John Cena: Dr. of Thuganomics to Hustle, Loyalty and Respect   50%

Almost 17 years after his debut, John Cena is a 16-time WWE world champion, a feat shared by legendary Ric Flair. During his illustrious career, John Cena has held multiple championships including United States Championship and Tag Team Championship. He is also two-time Royal Rumble winner.

A Wash. state senator said nurses 'probably play cards' at work. Facing mass outrage, she's apologized.   3%

A Washington state senator apologized on Monday after drawing nationwide backlash for saying nurses in smaller hospitals “probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day” during their shifts. State Sen. Maureen Walsh, R, made the comment last week while debating a bill that would give nurses uninterrupted meals and breaks at work and […]

Get to know 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg in nine clips video   20%

Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, officially launched his White House campaign on Sunday. If he is successful he will become the youngest and first openly gay president of the United States. In these nine clips, 'Mayor Pete' covers his religious beliefs, the seven languages he can speak and why running as a millennial candidate is a good thing

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US imposes sanctions on Venezuelas central bank   25%

The United States on Wednesday announced sanctions against Venezuela’s central bank in its latest effort to strangle President Nicolas Maduro’s cash flow.In a hard-hitting speech in Miami

Computers, not TV, are to blame for increase in US sitting time, study says   -6%

There's a key culprit in the battle against sitting. Time spent watching TV and videos has remained consistently high in the United States over the past 15 years, but time sitting at a computer has increased dramatically, new research finds.

Britain to allow Huawei restricted access to 5G network   -3%

Britain will allow Huawei Technologies a restricted role in building parts of its 5G network, seeking a middle way in a bitter dispute between the United States and China over the next generation of communications technology.

Algeria's richest man held in corruption probe   -5%

Algeria’s richest man Issad Rebrab has been detained in jail on the public prosecutor’s orders, state media reported Tuesday a day after his arrest as part of a corruption probe.

North Korean leader arrives in Russia before summit with Vladimir Putin video   8%

Kim Jong-un has arrived in Vladivostok ahead of talks with the Russian president, Vladimir Putin. Kim was filmed arriving on an armoured train at Khasan station and shaking hands with Russian officials before receiving a military welcome. Kim is expected to seek Russian support over western sanctions and in its negotiations with the US over its nuclear programme 

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Starbucks' big rival in China plans to list in New York  

Starbucks' big rival in China just announced plans to go public in the United States.

EU, Canada reject Trumps Cuba sanctions policy   -12%

The EU and Canada issued a joint warning against the United States on Wednesday after Washington said it would allow US lawsuits against foreign investments in Cuba.

UAE woman Munira Abdulla wakes up after 27 years in a coma  

Munira Abdulla, from the United Arab Emirates, had been unconscious since 1991 after a car crash.

Oil price extends rally in global energy markets as US stops waiving sanctions on any country that imports Irans oil   -23%

Oil extended gains after leaping to a six-month high on Monday as the US said it’ll no longer give any buyer of Iranian crude a waiver from sanctions aimed at cutting the Opec producer’s exports to zero.Futures in London added as much as 0.6 per cent, a day after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said any nation that continues to buy Iranian oil will face American sanctions. In response, the Islamic Republic threatened to shut the Strait of Hormuz, a key waterway for Middle East crude.Meanwhile…

Bill McKibben: Green New Deal Is a Chance to "Remake Not Just a Broken Planet, But a Broken Society"   3%

President Trump signed two executive orders last week to facilitate the approval of pipeline projects at a federal level, limiting states' ability to regulate such projects. The move is intended in part to clear the way for permitting on the northeastern Constitution pipeline, which has stalled after New York invoked the Clean Water Act to reject the project on environmental grounds. We speak with Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org and the author of the new book "Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?"

A guide to Democratic talking points not far off the mark  

Democrats running for president have lots of facts and figures about the state of working Americans. Here's their evidence.

Manchester United vs Manchester City: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his side lack consistency to challenge rivals  

United meet their neighbours at Old Trafford on Wednesday night amid a slump in form

US and China to resume talks in bid to end damaging trade war   8%

High level trade talks between the United States and China will resume next week as the world's top two economies move closer to a deal.

NKorea's Kim Jong Un to meet Putin in Russia this month: media  

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for a summit with President Vladimir Putin, North Korean state media said Tuesday, and a Russian news report said the leaders will meet on April 25 in Vladivostok.

BJP has to get the national-local balance right   16%

The BJP appears to face the burden of triple anti-incumbency since the local legislator, parliamentarian, and the state government is of the party in most of the states where it had done well last time.

Canada Letter: Jason Kenney and the New Alliance on Canadas Right  

Alberta United Conservative leader Jason Kenney campaigning last week in Red Deer, Alberta.

Restaurants in US city of Austin aim for zero food waste   -10%

The United States is known for its big portions at restaurants. You can take leftovers home with you in a doggy bag, but lots of food nonetheless ends up in the bin. That's no longer the case in Austin, Texas, where restaurants are now required to donate extra food to shelters, send food scraps to animal farms, or compost organic waste. Our colleagues from France 2 report, with FRANCE 24's Emerald Maxwell.

Shields Pizzeria returns to Detroit with new Midtown location  

Shield's Pizzeria is now open in Midtown on Woodward across from the DIA and on the Wayne State Campus.


A State Senator Who Said Nurses Play Cards While on the Job May Shadow One   -37%

State Senator Maureen Walsh of Washington angered nurses last week when she speculated on the Senate floor that some nurses “probably play cards” during their shifts.

N.Korea's Kim arrives in Russia's Vladivostok for Putin summit   12%

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived by train in the Far Eastern Russian city of Vladivostok Wednesday for his first summit with President Vladimir Putin.

Nigeria: Delta, Akwa Ibom Received Highest As Govt, States, LGs Shared N8 Trillion in 2018   6%

[This Day] The federal government, 36 states and the 774 local government councils in Nigeria shared a total sum of N8 trillion from the Federation Account in 2018 with Delta and Akwa Ibom States, receiving the highest, a report by the Economic Confidential has revealed.

Rising crude hits markets, Sensex falls 495.10 points  

With US secretary of state Mike Pompeo saying that the Trump administration would no longer grant exemptions, the waiver is set to expire on May 2.

Questions swirl around Kim-Putin summit schedule   8%

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin are set to meet for the first time, but much of their itinerary remains unknown.

U.S. making a mistake politicizing oil: Iran oil minister  

The United States has made a bad mistake by politicizing oil and using it as a weapon, Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said in a parliamentary session Tuesday, the Islamic Republic News Agency reported.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrives in Vladivostok ahead of Putin summit  

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrives in Vladivostok ahead of Thursday's talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

100 flies at Dunkin Donuts and sewage at Sbarro among violations that shut restaurants   -26%

This week’s “Sick and Shut Down List” of restaurants brings two weeks’ worth of restaurants that failed state inspection in Monroe, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. And while … Click to Continue »

Replica of part of destroyed Palmyra altar unveiled in Syria  

A Damascus museum on Tuesday unveiled a replica, built by Italian archaeologists, of part of a temple altar destroyed by Islamic State militants in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra.

U.S. records 71 new measles cases in week as outbreak spreads  

The United States recorded 71 new measles cases last week, a 13 percent increase as the country faces its second-worst outbreak of the disease in almost two decades, federal health officials said on Monday.

Why Trumps tariffs are one of the last big obstacles in U.S.-China trade talks   -8%

The United States and China are in the final stretch of talks to resolve a conflict over American complaints about China’s unfair trading and economic practices.

Senior U.S. officials say they have reached agreement on enforcement and other key elements of the dispute, raising the possibility that...

US inches closer to measles record, with more than 600 cases reported  

There have been 626 cases of measles reported in the United States this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That's 71 more than the agency reported last week in its weekly update.

Nigeria: Bus Accident Claims 19 in Jigawa   -16%

[Premium Times] At least 19 persons were killed on Tuesday in a road accident in Gwaram Local Government Area of Jigawa State.