Canada sets new sanctions against Syria after chemical attack

The United States accused the Syrian army of carrying out the April 4 attack in which scores of people died from poison gas, and it responded by launching cruise missiles against a Syrian air base. In response, the USA fired almost 60 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian air base. It said that three "projectiles" were fired and that no injuries were reported. Читать далее

Former AG Sally Yates to testify May 8 in Russia probe

Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) and Elijah Cummings (D., Md.)-the chairman and ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, respectively-had asked for the documents as part of their panel's ongoing investigation into Flynn's activities. Читать далее

Powerful 7.1 quake shakes central Chile; no damage reported

Powerful 7.1 quake shakes central Chile; no damage reported

A major natural disaster shook the west coast of central Chile on Monday, but no major damage was reported. The centre reported small tsunami waves of 15cm. Chile has a long history of massive quakes, due to being located on the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire". It struck the center and south of the country, killing more than 500 people. Читать далее

Verizon Plans to Offer Unlimited Data to Prepaid Customers

Verizon Plans to Offer Unlimited Data to Prepaid Customers

Another detail worth mentioning is that with this $80 unlimited prepaid plan, video streams are limited to 480p resolution. The carrier also offers a $30 basic phone plan with unlimited talk and text. According to Tami Erwin, executive vice president of operations for Verizon , "In just months, Verizon has transformed its prepaid offerings to make it easier and more affordable for customers to get access to the best network at a great value, no matter how much data they need". Читать далее

Watch out for this Facebook scam promising a Lowe's gift card

Watch out for this Facebook scam promising a Lowe's gift card

You have to fill out the survey to get the coupon. The whole thing is actually a phishing scam created to gather victims' personal information, CNN said. It's easy to steal the colors, logos and header of an established organization. What's really happening is the criminals behind the post are collecting victims' personal information that they enter into the survey. Читать далее

Democratic Illinois House OKs public funding for abortions

Democratic Illinois House OKs public funding for abortions

Illinois' Medicaid program covers abortions in cases of rape, incest and when a mother's life or health is threatened. Governor Bruce Rauner, regarded by political analysts as one of the nation's most vulnerable governors in 2018, has promised to veto the legislation, saying IL should focus on less "divisive" issues and instead pass a full-year operating budget for the first time in almost two years . Читать далее

FDA: Avoid fake 'miracle' cancer treatments sold on internet

FDA: Avoid fake 'miracle' cancer treatments sold on internet

Stearn, director of the FDA's Office of Enforcement and Import Operations, in a written statement. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers about several products that claim to cure cancer. Over 65 products have been identified spanning various product types, such as pills, topical creams, ointments, oils, drops, syrups, teas, and diagnostics (thermography devices). Читать далее

Senate Confirms Perdue as Agriculture Secretary

Perdue eventually said he would step down from several companies bearing his name to avoid conflicts of interest. After Perdue, remaining nominees for Trump's administration to be confirmed are Robert Lighthizer for USA trade representative and Alexander Acosta for labor secretary. Читать далее

Gloves off in French election as Le Pen aide slams Macron

Meanwhile, Mr Macron's party spokesman has challenged Ms Le Pen on her claims she is the anti-establishment candidate who is taking on the country's elites. Despite her criticism of the European Union and her intention to hold a referendum over the exit from the bloc, if elected president, Le Pen said that she has nothing against Europe itself. Читать далее

RIL stock up 3.5% post Q4 results

RIL stock up 3.5% post Q4 results

On a standalone basis, Reliance Industries' full-year turnover was 2.73 trillion rupees, against 2.59 trillion rupees a year ago, while net profit was 314.25 billion rupees from 273.84 billion rupees last time. Jio, however, controls the highest chunk of 4G airwaves across India and has introduced a range of features to woo consumers in one of the world's most competitive telecoms markets, from mobile phone apps to its own handset brand. Читать далее

Storms tomorrow night, severe weather possible

Storms tomorrow night, severe weather possible

This week is severe weather awareness week . The greatest risk for an isolated tornado will be within the "enhanced" risk area. Winds will be powerful out of the north at around 20 to 25 miles per hour. Rain likely by Tuesday night through Thursday with totals in some spots picking up over an inch! A west northwest wind will be 7 to 10 miles per hour. Читать далее

Victoria Neave, Texas Rep, goes on hunger strike over bill

Victoria Neave, Texas Rep, goes on hunger strike over bill

The Texas Senate has approved the legislation, and those against the bill are outnumbered in the House, Neave said. Numerous studies have shown that sanctuary city policies actually make communities safer, due to increased trust between local law enforcement agencies and undocumented immigrant residents. Читать далее

Trump condemns Holocaust deniers as 'accomplices of evil'

Pledging to confront anti- Semitism and stamp out prejudice, US President Donald Trump today said he would always stand with the Jewish people and "great friend and partner" Israel. In the opening of his address to a joint session of Congress on February 28 he said: "Recent threats targeting Jewish community centers and vandalism of Jewish cemeteries, as well as last week's shooting in Kansas City, remind us that while we may be a nation divided on policies, we are a country that stands ... Читать далее

Federal Court In San Francisco Blocks Trump's Threat Against Sanctuary Cities

Federal Court In San Francisco Blocks Trump's Threat Against Sanctuary Cities

A protester holds up a placard during a protest calling for a general strike against U.S. President Donald Trump in Chicago, the United States , on February 17, 2017. Santa Clara County, which includes the city of San Jose and several smaller Silicon Valley communities, sued in February, saying Trump's plan to withhold federal funds was unconstitutional. Читать далее

Wax worm may answer problem of plastic waste

Wax worm may answer problem of plastic waste

According to the research team, the composition of beeswax is similar to that of polyethylene, which may be why the worm has developed a mechanism to dispose of the plastic. Professor Bombelli said: " If a single enzyme is responsible for this chemical process, its reproduction on a large scale using biotechnological methods should be achievable ". Читать далее

Kelly Sotherton upgraded to Olympic bronze after Tatyana Chernova doping disqualification

Kelly Sotherton upgraded to Olympic bronze after Tatyana Chernova doping disqualification

Cheronova initially finished fourth in Beijing but was upgraded to bronze after Ukraine's Liudmyla Blonska tested positive in 2008. In fact, Sotherton has won more since retiring in 2012 than she did while she was an active athlete. The re-testing programme is part of the IOC's efforts to catch cheats using newer testing methods or looking for substances that were not known at the time of past Olympics, and to prevent them from competing in future Games. Читать далее

France's Macron wins first round presidential race, Le Pen 2nd

Without explicit reference to far-right candidate Marine Le Pen , the senior French Muslim leader said French citizens had to comprehend the "threat embodied by xenophobic ideas risky to our cohesion". The smear campaign that will now be aimed at Macron - backed by Russian, alt-right and pro-Trump trolls - is going to be unparalleled in its viciousness. Читать далее

Swathes of northern and eastern England wake to dusting of snow

Swathes of northern and eastern England wake to dusting of snow

So although it is set to warm up ahead of the bank holiday weekend, Surrey residents may have to endure an "Arctic blast" first, as a plume of freezing air from Iceland is hitting the United Kingdom this week and pushing its way south today. Читать далее

Maoist attack leaves 25 CRPF men dead in Chhattisgarh

Maoist attack leaves 25 CRPF men dead in Chhattisgarh

Gambhir's Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are on a fruitful journey in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017, as they have maintained their position in the top four, winning five of the first seven games they played in the season including a record-breaking victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Читать далее

North Korea detains third U.S. citizen

Tony Kim, who also goes by his Korean name Kim Sang-duk, was detained on Saturday, according to Park Chan-mo, the chancellor of the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. China, North Korea's sole major ally, has in turn been angered by Pyongyang's belligerence, as well as its nuclear and missile programmes. "China is very much the economic lifeline to North Korea so, while nothing is easy, if they want to solve the North Korean problem, they will", he tweeted. Читать далее

Canadian PM responds to Trump's criticism of dairy industry

Canadian PM responds to Trump's criticism of dairy industry

Charles Schumer argue for an aggressive response to Canadian policies that would impede American milk product exports, the two powerful NY politicians found common ground. "(Trump is) a little bit unlike many politicians", the prime minister said, acknowledging the magnitude of his understatement amid laughter from the crowd. Читать далее

Tennessee teacher planned to take 15-year-old girl to Mexico

A federal judge in Sacramento, California, ordered Cummins, 50, held without bond pending extradition to Tennessee on a charge of transporting a minor across state lines to engage in unlawful sexual activity. "He then planned to seek passage to countries further south of Mexico", Assistant U.S. Atty. Cummins allegedly obtained a "small watercraft and conducted a test run to cross into Mexico across the water from San Diego", prosecutors said. Читать далее

Doc junks claim of Eman's sister questioning her weight loss

Doc junks claim of Eman's sister questioning her weight loss

She also alleged that doctors treating Eman for their media publicity and have spoiled her case, especially Dr Muffazal Lakdawala. In March, Eman underwent her first bariatric surgery in which doctors reduced her stomach size by two-third. Читать далее

Facebook wants to see everything you see

The "freemium" strategy will help Facebook to gain more users on-board and will be tough for competing Slack to counter. Augmented reality is the technology used by apps like Pokemon Go that mix reality with the virtual world. Snap, of course, would beg to differ: its popular Snapchat Spectacles were one of last year's most popular-and hard to find-gadgets. Facebook on the other hand opened up camera effects to developers, giving them the ability to build their own photo frames, ... Читать далее

2nd gas attack launched on Iraq troops in Mosul

Seven alleys in the neighborhood were recaptured, al-Alusi said , adding that his forces killed 15 armed militants and arrested another three; they also destroyed a booby-trapped vehicle through which a suicide bomber tried to target Iraqi troops. Читать далее