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Key Montana newspapers pull Gianforte endorsement after incident

FOXNEWS POLITICS - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 05:33
The Billings Gazette wrote an editorial late Wednesday that it has rescinded its endorsement of GOP House hopeful Greg Gianforte after allegations that he assaulted a news reporter.

National planning to tackle 'urban diseases'

CHINA DAILY - 0 sec ago

In recent years, it's not been unusual to hear urban Chinese joke about enjoying a "sea view" from their homes, as cities have frequently been flooded after heavy rains in summer. Poor drainage systems in urban areas are one of the reasons for the terrible situation.

Chinese authorities now plan to cope with flooding and also keep at bay other "urban diseases", such as traffic congestion and garbage dumps in the suburbs, with guidelines in a five-year plan.

It's called The National Planning for Urban Infrastructure Construction From 2016 to 2020 and it was published Thursday by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and the National Development and Reform Commission, China's top economic planner. It is the first comprehensive national plan for urban construction in China, according to Zhang Linwei, deputy head of the ministry's urban construction department.

The comprehensive plan changes the previous way of drafting separate planning for the development of different infrastructure and public facilities in urban areas. This will make it easier to coordinate different government departments and get rid of the "urban diseases", including traffic congestion, black and odorous bodies of water, garbage dumps in the suburbs and waterlogging, Zhang said at a news conference on Thursday.

While building or broadening 104,000 kilometers of road, the government also will construct 112,400 kilometers of underground storm drains and new facilities capable of diverting and storing 237 million cubic meters of floodwater in the country's urban areas, according to the plan.

The plan also said new garbage disposal plants will be built to increase garbage treatment capability in Chinese urban areas by 509,700 metric tons a day. More than 90,000 trucks will be purchased nationwide to help transport garbage.

To improve urban environments, the plan requires that there should be a public garden in every diameter of 500 meters, Zhang said.

According to the plan, 160,000 and 50,000 hectares of public gardens will be built in urban areas and suburbs, respectively, and 230,000 hectares of public gardens will be upgraded.

Tan Chengwen, an official with the country's top economic planner, said at the conference that public-private partnership will be encouraged for the plan's implementation. Financial institutes of various forms will be motivated to give financial support to these public-private partnership projects.

He also said the government will give more financial support to upgrade urban infrastructure in Central China and in the western parts of the country.

Older Americans want Medicare to pay for long-term care

AP BIZ - 1 min 58 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research....
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Russian diplomat says NATO needs to abandon political ambition to join US-led coalition

TASS [Russian State News] - 5 min 9 sec ago
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he expected NATO to join the US-led coalition

Here comes the ICO, a wild new way for cryptocurrency start-ups to raise money

CNBC - 8 min 9 sec ago
The surging price of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ether are leading to a new type of start-up financing that has investors using the bubble word.

Trump wasn’t always so linguistically challenged. Here's what might explain the change.

CNBC - 8 min 9 sec ago
There are striking and unmistakable changes in Trump's speaking patterns across decades in the public eye, STAT reports.

NATO seeks to continue and expand dialogue with Russia

TASS [Russian State News] - 9 min 6 sec ago
"It is absolutely necessary that Russia and NATO maintain contacts," a high-ranking NATO official said

Ford shuffles management team as new CEO takes helm

AP BIZ - 9 min 47 sec ago
DETROIT (AP) -- Ford's new CEO is shaking up the company's senior management....
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Senate Republicans consider changing custom that allows Democrats to block judicial choices

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 12 min 4 sec ago
Under “blue chip” practice, nominations don’t proceed unless home-state senators approve.

WADA offers pole vaulter Isinbayeva post of ambassador for clean sports in Russia — source

TASS [Russian State News] - 12 min 40 sec ago
The World Anti-Doping Agency has allegedly offered legendary pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva to become an ambassador of clean sports in Russia

British social media celebrity among dead from concert blast

WASHINGTON POST - 18 min ago
It was not just family and friends mourning Martyn Hett this week. Even Mariah Carey was shocked by his death in the Ariana Grande concert bombing.

Lavrov keeps close eye on situation with jailed Russian pilot in US

TASS [Russian State News] - 18 min 43 sec ago
Sergey Lavrov has put the case of Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, sentenced to a lengthy prison term in the US, under his personal supervision

AARP warns Republicans it has 'strong opposition' to Obamacare replacement bill

CNBC - 20 min 9 sec ago
The CBO estimates that the House health-care plan will disproportionately hurt older Americans — hitting some very hard.

Militia violence in Central African Republic leaves 300 dead

REUTERS - 20 min 26 sec ago
DAKAR (Reuters) - Militia violence in Central African Republic has killed around 300 people and displaced 100,000 in the last two weeks, the United Nations and the government said on Thursday, in the worse displacement since a 2013 civil war.

How Best Buy escaped the retail apocalypse

CNBC - 21 min 9 sec ago
Best Buy shares are rocketing, but it's because of more than just solid stats. Best Buy is actually a fun place to shop.

Jeff Sessions just added even more smoke to the Trump-Russia story

CNN POLITICS - 22 min 17 sec ago
Attorney General Jeff Sessions failed to properly disclose his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in a security clearance application, CNN reported on Wednesday night.

The Nasdaq is on pace to do something it hasn’t since 1996

CNBC - 23 min 9 sec ago
The Nasdaq composite is on pace for a record-setting month.

Belkomur rail project brings new opportunities to Russia’s Arctic regions

TASS [Russian State News] - 23 min 12 sec ago
Belkomur will increase the effectiveness of more than 100 companies, and another 40 enterprises will get opportunities for development

UK police find 'significant' evidence; May slams US on leaks

AP - 24 min ago
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Home searches across Manchester and beyond have uncovered important items in a fast-moving investigation into the concert bombing that left 22 people dead, Manchester's police chief said Thursday as a diplomatic spat escalated over U.S. leaks about the investigation to the media. 2017-05-25T07:40:00-04:00 2017-05-25T11:40:28-04:00
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British social media celebrity among dead from concert blast

AP - 24 min ago
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — It was not just family and friends mourning Martyn Hett this week. Even Mariah Carey was shocked by his death in the Ariana Grande concert bombing. 2017-05-25T07:37:00-04:00 2017-05-25T11:37:40-04:00
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Ethiopia jails opposition politician for six years over Facebook post

REUTERS - 25 min 12 sec ago
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - An Ethiopian court sentenced an opposition politician to six and a half years in prison on Thursday over a series of anti-government comments on Facebook that it said encouraged terrorist acts, his lawyer said.

Facebook is using a familiar strategy in its original video push: Youth first

CNBC - 26 min 9 sec ago
In producing its first original video content, Facebook is targeting the same youthful, irreverent demographic it's pursued in other areas of its business

Europeans are Tired of US-NATO Occupation – Korovin

May 25, 2017 – Fort Russ News –  The director of the Center for Geopolitical Expertise and member of Russia’s Civic Chamber, Valery Korovin, believes that the latest Sputnik survey on European views of NATO’s “Russian threat” rhetoric shows  that Europeans are increasingly displeased with American occupation. Moreover, in Korovin’s view, the “Russian threat” is […]

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4 Islamic State terrorists planning attacks arrested in Moscow

May 25, 2017 – Fort Russ News –  Islamic State terrorists planning terrorist attacks on the Russian capital’s transport have been arrested in Moscow, the Federal Security Service’s Center for Public Relations has reported. The group of arrested suspects numbers four people, including Russian citizens and citizens of Central Asian countries. During searches, security forces […]

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Western countries close their eyes to real chemical terrorism in Syria, Iraq – Zakharova

May 25, 2017 – Fort Russ News –  According to the official spokeswoman of Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, a number of Western countries continue to close their eyes to numerous incidents of militants’ using chemical weapons in Syria.  “Numerous cases of militants using chemical weapons which, even according to Western media, has […]

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Would Wells scandal have come to light with a defanged CFPB?

AMERICAN BANKER - 29 min 53 sec ago
Free-market advocates believe that consumers discipline wayward companies better than the government by eschewing their offerings, but switching products is not the same as punishing malefactors.
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March blast in Mosul killed 105 - US

BBC WORLD NEWS - 30 min 38 sec ago
More than 100 Iraqi civilians were killed by US air strike and blast in Mosul in March, US military confirms

OPEC extends cuts in oil output by nine months

AL JAZEERA - 31 min ago
The world's oil exporters met in Vienna to decide how to reduce output, as falling prices continue to plague economies.

'Confusing u-turn': Trump breaks vow avoiding Middle East entanglements

SOTT.netsott.net/news © REUTERS/ Jonathan Ernst US President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia that ended up in signing of a colossal arms deal with Riyadh has shown that the American leader is making a “spectacular and confusing U-turn” in the Middle East policy, violating his campaign vows to avoid the entanglements in the region, according […]

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British-Libyan terrorists: “MI5 gave us free passage to fight Gaddafi”

SOTT.netsott.net/news © AFPA mural in Tripoli paying tribute to fighters from Manchester who joined the 17 February Martyrs’ Brigade during Libya’s revolution against Gaddafi The British government operated an “open door” policy that allowed Libyan exiles and British-Libyan citizens to join the 2011 uprising that toppled Muammar Gaddafi even though some had been subject to […]

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Israel alters intelligence-sharing rules with US after Trump shared intelligence with Lavrov

SOTT.netsott.net/news © REUTERS/ Jonathan Ernst Israel has changed its intelligence-sharing rules with the United States after Trump leaked sensitive intelligence to Russian officials, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said in an interview on Wednesday. “I can confirm that we did a spot repair and that there’s unprecedented intelligence cooperation with the United States,” Liberman told Army […]

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Russian FSB detains 4 members of ISIS-linked network planning attack on Moscow public transport system

SOTT.netsott.net/news © Sputnik Four members of an ISIS-linked terrorist network, who were managed from the territory of Syria and were preparing attacks on the Moscow public transport system, have been detained, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) reports. “The Russian Federal Security Service has detained four members of a terrorist group that consists of citizens […]

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Israeli Minister calls for Assad's assassination after US compares Syrian government to Nazi regime

SOTT.netsott.net/news For the duration of the Syrian proxy war, Israel has been a key player in the destabilization of the Syrian state. From providing medical support to directly arming the rebels, Israel’s dirty role in supporting the opposition has been clear for all to see for years now. Despite these efforts to force regime change […]

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Jeremy Corbyn straddles the politics and ethics of war during campaign

SOTT.netsott.net/news © Garry Knight | CC BY 2.0 Jeremy Corbyn recently laid out his vision for British foreign policy at Chatham House. The speech drew on the idea of an ‘ethical foreign policy’ to allow Corbyn room to oppose wars without ruling out the use of force in all cases. This was important to dispel […]

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Russia and Iran sign oil-for-goods trade agreement

SOTT.netsott.net/news © Reuters Moscow and Tehran have signed a deal, under which Iran will sell crude to Russia in exchange for products, according to Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh. While sanctions against Iran have been lifted, banking restrictions on trade in US dollars remain, making it difficult to sell oil on the open market. “The […]

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Bahrain, Egypt block Al Jazeera and others for 'supporting terrorism and lies' amid Qatar news 'hack'

SOTT.netsott.net/news © Brendan McDermid / Reuters Egypt and Bahrain have blocked news websites, including those run by Qatari-based state funded Al Jazeera. Cairo has blocked 21 websites, claiming they support “terrorism” and published “lies.” The move comes on the heels of similar actions by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, in response to statements […]

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Syrian forces make new gains in Homs countryside, discover US and Israeli-made weapons and ammunition

SOTT.netsott.net/news On Thursday, units of the Syrian Army, backed by allies, managed to regain full control over Al Bardeh area, located 32 km east of the town of Qaryatein in the eastern countryside of Homs province. Control was also established over Zaqaqiyeh Khalil Mountain, located 6 km east of Al Bardeh area and Al Bassiri […]

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Sears arrests downward spiral with deep cost cuts

FINANCIAL TIMES - 31 min 28 sec ago
Market value recovers 30 per cent after narrower losses than feared
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What Keeps Bank of America Up At Night

It has been a painful, bruising intellectual exercise for BofA’s HY credit strategist Michael Contopoulos, who after starting off 2016 uber-bearish, was – together with every other money manager and advisor – taken to the woodshed, and forced to flip bullish, kicking and screaming, and advising BofA clients to buy the same junk bonds he […]

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US report: Building in Mosul airstrike contained explosives

CNN POLITICS - 33 min 43 sec ago
The results of a US military investigation have found that many of the more than 100 Iraqi civilians killed in west Mosul in a US airstrike in March died because the building in which they were held had explosives inside that detonated after a US bomb hit the building.

Trump scolds world leaders at NATO ceremony

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 34 min 1 sec ago
President Trump criticized leaders at a dedication ceremony at the new NATO headquarters in Brussels, May 25, saying they need to increase financial contributions to combat "the threat of terrorism."

Cruising on the Ship of State — Does Russian Tourism Abroad Sink or Swim?

Russia-InsiderIt used to be fashionable for European tourists of high class, especially the ladies with their menfolk, to visit wars and enjoy the display of artillery at night; the clash of infantry and cavalry on the battlefield; and the morgues where the casualties were displayed in naked and dismembered heaps afterwards. Frisson tourism then, extreme […]

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Cruising on the Ship of State — Does Russian Tourism Abroad Sink or Swim?

Russia-InsiderIt used to be fashionable for European tourists of high class, especially the ladies with their menfolk, to visit wars and enjoy the display of artillery at night; the clash of infantry and cavalry on the battlefield; and the morgues where the casualties were displayed in naked and dismembered heaps afterwards. Frisson tourism then, extreme […]

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Down the Memory Hole: Living in Trump's United States of Amnesia

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump exit Air Force One at Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy, May 23, 2017. (Photo: Stephen Crowley / The New York Times) Nonprofit, independent news outlets like Truthout are critical to countering the mainstream media narrative. Help get the real stories out by supporting Truthout with […]

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Top Pence adviser blasts FDIC resolution powers

AMERICAN BANKER - 36 min 4 sec ago
A top Trump administration official on Thursday vowed to roll back FDIC powers to seize and unwind a failing megabank.
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22 GOP senators want US to pull out of Paris climate accord

AP POLITICS - 36 min 4 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republicans are urging the president to follow through on his campaign pledge to pull out of the Paris climate accord. 2017-05-25T07:26:00-04:00 2017-05-25T11:26:40-04:00

NATO leaders meet under intense Trump pressure on spending

AP - 36 min 4 sec ago
BRUSSELS (AP) — Meeting fellow NATO leaders for the first time, U.S. President Donald Trump aggressively challenged them Thursday to spend more on their own defense, putting the alliance under exceptional pressure to become tougher, sharper and newly relevant. 2017-05-25T07:30:00-04:00 2017-05-25T11:30:22-04:00
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Remarks by President Trump at NATO Unveiling of the Article 5 and Berlin Wall Memorials - Brussels, Belgium

THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS OFFICE - 36 min 9 sec ago

NATO Headquarters
Brussels, Belgium

4:39 P.M. CEST

PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you very much, Secretary General Stoltenberg.  Chancellor Merkel, thank you very much.  Other heads of state and government, I am honored to be here with members of an alliance that has promoted safety and peace across the world.  

Prime Minister May, all of the nations here today grieve with you and stand with you.  I would like to ask that we now observe a moment of silence for the victims and families of the savage attack which took place in Manchester.  (A moment of silence is observed.)  Thank you.  Terrible thing.

This ceremony is a day for both remembrance and resolve.  We remember and mourn those nearly 3,000 innocent people who were brutally murdered by terrorists on September 11th, 2001.  Our NATO allies responded swiftly and decisively, invoking for the first time in its history the Article 5 collective defense commitments.  

The recent attack on Manchester in the United Kingdom demonstrates the depths of the evil we face with terrorism.  Innocent little girls and so many others were horribly murdered and badly injured while attending a concert -- beautiful lives with so much great potential torn from their families forever and ever.  It was a barbaric and vicious attack upon our civilization.

All people who cherish life must unite in finding, exposing, and removing these killers and extremists -- and, yes, losers.  They are losers.  Wherever they exist in our societies, we must drive them out and never, ever let them back in.  

This call for driving out terrorism is a message I took to a historic gathering of Arab and Muslim leaders across the region, hosted by Saudi Arabia.  There, I spent much time with King Salman, a wise man who wants to see things get much better rapidly.  The leaders of the Middle East have agreed at this unprecedented meeting to stop funding the radical ideology that leads to this horrible terrorism all over the globe.

My travels and meetings have given me renewed hope that nations of many faiths can unite to defeat terrorism, a common threat to all of humanity.  Terrorism must be stopped in its tracks, or the horror you saw in Manchester and so many other places will continue forever.  You have thousands and thousands of people pouring into our various countries and spreading throughout, and in many cases, we have no idea who they are.  We must be tough.  We must be strong.  And we must be vigilant.  

The NATO of the future must include a great focus on terrorism and immigration, as well as threats from Russia and on NATO’s eastern and southern borders.  These grave security concerns are the same reason that I have been very, very direct with Secretary Stoltenberg and members of the Alliance in saying that NATO members must finally contribute their fair share and meet their financial obligations, for 23 of the 28 member nations are still not paying what they should be paying and what they’re supposed to be paying for their defense.

This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States.  And many of these nations owe massive amounts of money from past years and not paying in those past years.  Over the last eight years, the United States spent more on defense than all other NATO countries combined.  If all NATO members had spent just 2 percent of their GDP on defense last year, we would have had another $119 billion for our collective defense and for the financing of additional NATO reserves.

We should recognize that with these chronic underpayments and growing threats, even 2 percent of GDP is insufficient to close the gaps in modernizing, readiness, and the size of forces.  We have to make up for the many years lost.  Two percent is the bare minimum for confronting today’s very real and very vicious threats.  If NATO countries made their full and complete contributions, then NATO would be even stronger than it is today, especially from the threat of terrorism.  

I want to extend my appreciation to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York for contributing this remnant of the North Tower, as well as to Chancellor Merkel and the German people for donating this portion of the Berlin Wall.  It is truly fitting that these two artifacts now reside here so close together at the new NATO Headquarters.  And I never asked once what the new NATO Headquarters cost.  I refuse to do that.  But it is beautiful.

Each one marks a pivotal event in the history of this Alliance and in the eternal battle between good and evil.  On one side, a testament to the triumph of our ideals over a totalitarian Communist ideology bent on the oppression of millions and millions of people; on the other, a painful reminder of the barbaric evil that still exists in the world and that we must confront and defeat together as a group, as a world.

This twisted mass of metal reminds us not only of what we have lost, but also what forever endures -- the courage of our people, the strength of our resolve, and the commitments that bind us together as one.  

We will never forget the lives that were lost.  We will never forsake the friends who stood by our side.  And we will never waiver in our determination to defeat terrorism and to achieve lasting security, prosperity and peace.

Thank you very much.  It’s a great honor to be here.  Thank you.

END                 
4:48 P.M. CEST
 

Moscow's historic Soviet-era hotel Ukraina

TASS: Society & Culture – Moscow’s historic Soviet-era hotel Ukraina <iframe src=”//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-KX9ZXT” height=”0″ width=”0″ style=”display:none;visibility:hidden”></iframe> All news News Search Topics ОК Use filter You can filter your feed,by choosing only interestingsections. ]]> ]]> LIVE On a subject: Search result: ]]> On May 25, 1957 Soviet hotel Ukraina was opened. The second tallest of the neoclassical Stalin-era […]

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Moscow's historic Soviet-era hotel Ukraina

TASS: Society & Culture – Moscow’s historic Soviet-era hotel Ukraina <iframe src=”//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-KX9ZXT” height=”0″ width=”0″ style=”display:none;visibility:hidden”></iframe> All news News Search Topics ОК Use filter You can filter your feed,by choosing only interestingsections. ]]> ]]> LIVE On a subject: Search result: ]]> On May 25, 1957 Soviet hotel Ukraina was opened. The second tallest of the neoclassical Stalin-era […]

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Russia to build first helicopter carrier by 2022

© Vitaliy Nevar/TASS MOSCOW, May 25. /TASS/. Russia will build its first helicopter carrier by 2022, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said on Thursday. “The cycle of building a helicopter carrier is at least four years; yes, somewhere by 2022,” the deputy defense minister said. The Russian Navy currently lacks universal amphibious assault ships. Mistral-class […]

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Russia to build first helicopter carrier by 2022

© Vitaliy Nevar/TASS MOSCOW, May 25. /TASS/. Russia will build its first helicopter carrier by 2022, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said on Thursday. “The cycle of building a helicopter carrier is at least four years; yes, somewhere by 2022,” the deputy defense minister said. The Russian Navy currently lacks universal amphibious assault ships. Mistral-class […]

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Deputy prime minister says Russia capable of ensuring its security, protecting allies

TASS: Russian Politics & Diplomacy – Deputy prime minister says Russia capable of ensuring its security, protecting allies <iframe src=”//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-KX9ZXT” height=”0″ width=”0″ style=”display:none;visibility:hidden”></iframe> All news News Search Topics ОК Use filter You can filter your feed,by choosing only interestingsections. ]]> ]]> LIVE On a subject: Search result: ]]> MOSCOW, May 25. /TASS/. Russia has all […]

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Deputy prime minister says Russia capable of ensuring its security, protecting allies

TASS: Russian Politics & Diplomacy – Deputy prime minister says Russia capable of ensuring its security, protecting allies <iframe src=”//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-KX9ZXT” height=”0″ width=”0″ style=”display:none;visibility:hidden”></iframe> All news News Search Topics ОК Use filter You can filter your feed,by choosing only interestingsections. ]]> ]]> LIVE On a subject: Search result: ]]> MOSCOW, May 25. /TASS/. Russia has all […]

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Russia to shell out $1.7 bln for Belkomur rail project in 2023-2034

MOSCOW, May 25. /TASS/. State support for the Belkomur railway project will amount to 95.8 billion rubles ($1.7 billion) in 2023-2024, First Deputy Governor of the Arkhangelsk Region – Chairman of the Arkhangelsk Region Government Alexei Alsufyev said in the upper house of Russia’s parliament. The Belkomur project is a new railway route, which will […]

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Mark Zuckerberg returns to the Harvard dorm room where Facebook was born

CNBC - 38 min 9 sec ago
The Facebook co-founder is "grateful" to Room H33.

Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains

FOXNEWS POLITICS - 38 min 9 sec ago
-- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved bipartisan legislation that would authorize the president to levy new penalties on Iran while keeping the landmark nuclear deal in place.

22 GOP senators want US to pull out of Paris climate accord

AP BIZ - 39 min 50 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republicans are urging the president to follow through on his campaign pledge to pull out of the Paris climate accord....
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Gaza's Hamas rulers put to death 3 accused of killing member

AP - 39 min 50 sec ago
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas said Thursday it put to death three men it had accused of killing a senior member of the militant Islamic group that rules Gaza in March. 2017-05-25T07:17:00-04:00 2017-05-25T11:17:34-04:00
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Kaine, Flake to introduce new ISIS military force authorization

CNN POLITICS - 40 min 3 sec ago
Virginia Democrat Sen. Tim Kaine and Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake are trying once again to get Congress to debate and vote on authorizing military action against ISIS.

Russian postal service 'hit by WannaCry'

BBC TECH - 40 min 47 sec ago
Three employees claim service still suffering from the effects of the global ransomware attack.

Investors Want Saudi Aramco to Untangle Itself from Saudi Arabia---It Won't Be Easy

The kingdom is hoping to launch what would be the world’s largest IPO, but first it has to decide whether the oil giant will continue as a de facto arm of the royal family. One recent project: a camel beauty pageant dear to King Salman.
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Best Buy Defies Retail Doldrums, Posting Higher Sales

Best Buy continued to buck the retail funk and post rising sales, as videogame consoles like the Nintendo Switch and new cellphone plans drove customers to its stores in the latest quarter.
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Trump called the GOP hopeful in Montana a 'wonderful guy.' Pence endorsed him, too. They've both been mum since an alleged assault.

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 44 min 3 sec ago
“He knows how to win. He’s going to win for you,” Trump said in the recorded message, which was paid for by the National Republican Committee.

Trump's full speech at new NATO headquarters

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 44 min 3 sec ago
Here are President Trump's full remarks from May 25 in Brussels.

US home equity is back, so why aren't more people borrowing?

AP BIZ - 46 min 6 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Alicia Johnson and her husband wanted to renovate their home last fall but ran into a roadblock: When they tried to refinance their mortgage and borrow against their equity, five banks said no....
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Trump and Obama are having very different trips to Europe

WASHINGTON POST - 46 min 6 sec ago
An awkwardly timed trip highlights the difference between two U.S. presidents.

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s May 25th Working Lunch with President Emmanuel Macron of France

THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS OFFICE - 46 min 14 sec ago

President Donald J. Trump hosted French President Emmanuel Macron for a working lunch today at the official residence of the United States Ambassador to Belgium. The meeting marked the first in-person engagement between the two presidents, and follows on their initial telephone call on May 9.

In advance of the NATO Leaders Meeting, President Trump urged President Macron to meet the NATO defense spending pledge and ensure that NATO is focused on counterterrorism. The President thanked President Macron for France’s leadership in counterterrorism efforts in Africa. The leaders agreed on the critical importance of defeating ISIS in Iraq and Syria. President Trump discussed his recent travel to Saudi Arabia and Israel and his hope for Middle East peace. The two leaders committed to maintaining and building on the already strong alliance between the United States and France as they cooperate on these and other vital issues.

Appian shares soar more than 25% as the $75 million tech IPO hits the market

CNBC - 47 min 9 sec ago
Appian helps make it easier for companies to build unique applications and automate their businesses.

U.S. Senate committee passes bill to impose new sanctions on Iran

REUTERS POLITICS - 47 min 36 sec ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee backed legislation on Thursday that would impose new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile development, support for Islamist militant groups, weapons transfers and human rights violations.

Obama and Merkel reprise double act in Berlin love-in

FINANCIAL TIMES - 48 min 35 sec ago
Former US president pleads for tolerance on nostalgic trip to Brandenburg Gate
Categories: FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Trump nominates affordable housing official as HUD general counsel

AMERICAN BANKER - 49 min 56 sec ago
President Trump has nominated Paul Compton, an Alabama attorney with affordable housing experience, to serve as general counsel for HUD.
Categories: FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Trump vows to crackdown on leaks, chastises NATO

AP POLITICS - 49 min 56 sec ago
BRUSSELS (AP) — President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to crack down on leaks that prompted Manchester police to withhold information from the United States about the investigation into this week's bombing. He also chastised NATO leaders for not paying their fair share to protect the long-standing alliance. 2017-05-25T07:12:00-04:00 2017-05-25T11:12:44-04:00

British Transport Police adding armed patrols on some UK trains for first time

WASHINGTON POST - 49 min 56 sec ago
British Transport Police adding armed patrols on some UK trains for first time.

Ancestry.com denies exploiting users' DNA

BBC TECH - 50 min 37 sec ago
The genealogy service says it is changing its terms and conditions after being criticised.

Russia’s security chief notes mounting demand for Moscow’s database on foreign terrorists

TASS [Russian State News] - 50 min 55 sec ago
Security Council secretary also pointed to the need "to put an end to attempts to use terrorist groups as an instrument for destabilizing the social and political situation in certain countries"

US Treasury sees business taxes as fruitful ground for bipartisan deal

CNBC - 51 min 9 sec ago
"We are hopeful that we can find common ground, particularly on the issue of making our business taxes competitive," Mnuchin told a Senate panel.

Defense Ministry warns against US warship in South China Sea

CHINA DAILY - 52 min 16 sec ago

The Chinese navy deployed two missile frigates on Thursday to expel a US Navy warship sailing close to China's Nansha Islands without permission, a Ministry of Defense spokesman said.

Guide-missile frigates Liuzhou and Luzhou were deployed to identify and warn the USS Dewey that entered waters of China's Nansha Islands to leave, ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang said at a regular news conference.

Foreign media reported that the USS Dewey sailed less than 12 nautical miles from the Meiji reef of the Nansha Islands on Thursday morning, the first such practice under the administration of Donald Trump.

"China has undisputable sovereignty over the Nansha Islands and their surrounding waters," Ren said. "We strongly oppose such practice of the US military, which shows off its might, promotes regional militarization and easily causes unexpected air and sea accidents."

He said that China has made solemn representations to the US side over the matter.

Thanks to the joint efforts of China and ASEAN countries, the situation in the South China Sea is cooling down and showing positive signs of development, Ren said.

"But the wrong practice of the US side disrupts the improving situation and goes against the peace and stability of the South China Sea," he added.

Ren said healthy and steady military relations between China and the US are in line with the common interests of two countries, and it needs the concerted efforts of both sides.

"We urge the US to take concrete measures to correct the mistake and inject positive energy into the development of bilateral military relations," he said.

"Such wrong conduct of the US military will only encourage the Chinese army to further strengthen its capacity building and firmly defend our national sovereignty and security," Ren said.

Armed police patrol British trains for first time due to Manchester attack

REUTERS - 53 min 45 sec ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Armed police will patrol trains across Britain from Thursday for the first time, British Transport Police said, after the terror threat level was raised to critical following a suicide bombing in Manchester on Monday.

Trump arrives for NATO summit

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 54 min 3 sec ago
In Brussels, President Trump and other world leaders attended a summit on May 25.

The Latest: Armed officers deployed to trains across UK

AP - 54 min 3 sec ago
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the Manchester concert bombing (all times local): 2017-05-25T07:12:00-04:00 2017-05-25T11:12:26-04:00
Categories: AP, WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED

GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy: Latest health care plan doesn't fulfill Trump's promises

CNN POLITICS - 54 min 32 sec ago
The Republican senator who made headlines for insisting the GOP health care bill pass the "Jimmy Kimmel test" said the health care replacement plan does nothing to address President Donald Trump's past pledges for comprehensive care.

Culture of corruption engulfs Brazilian elite

FINANCIAL TIMES - 55 min 36 sec ago
Presidential scandal strikes at the core of the system of patronage but incentives that fuel bribery will be hard to eradicate
Categories: FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Cramer: Amazon is going to have robots building robots

CNBC - 56 min 9 sec ago
Amazon has been able to disrupt traditional retailers because its technology is so advanced, CNBC's Jim Cramer says.

Op-Ed: Trump promised to protect the sick and the poor. He lied.

CNBC - 58 min 9 sec ago
Trump’s health care plan and budget show the scandal hiding in plain sight, writes Vox's Ezra Klein.

Can’t tamper with EVM motherboard: EC to AAP

TIMES OF INDIA - 59 min 3 sec ago
The Election Commission has turned down AAP’s demand for allowing change or tampering of EVM motherboard during the ensuing 'EVM challenge', saying that changing the motherboard or internal circuitry of the machine was like changing the whole device itself.

UN chief: Health care attacked in over 20 conflict countries

WASHINGTON POST - 59 min 58 sec ago
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says attacks on hospitals, doctors, ambulances, the wounded and sick took place in at least 20 conflict-affected countries last year.

At NATO headquarters, Trump lectures member countries on need to pay fair share for defense

WASHINGTON POST - 59 min 58 sec ago
At NATO headquarters, Trump lectures member countries on need to pay fair share for defense.

Italian court OKs class action lawsuit against Volkswagen

WASHINGTON POST - 59 min 58 sec ago
An Italian court has opened the way for a class action lawsuit against automaker Volkswagen over its emissions scandal.

Shanghai to open 11 B&amp;Bs near Disneyland

CHINA DAILY - 1 hour 32 sec ago

Shanghai's first licensed bed-and-breakfast hotels will open next month just 4 kilometers from Disneyland, which is about to mark its first anniversary, Jiefang Daily reported.

The 11 new B&Bs are in Lianmin, a water town that forms part of Pudong New District, and each has a different theme, such as one that will teach guests how to bake cakes.

To reach the accommodation, guests will have to park their cars and take a motorboat along a creek. Other facilities include a play area for families with children.

Shanghai released its first set of standards and safety requirements for B&Bs last year.

The number of B&Bs in the village is expected to rise to 50 during this year, according to Jiefang Daily. The city government will decide whether to increase that further based on the response from the public.

Cheng Si contributed to this story.

Insurers continue to hike prices, abandon ACA markets

AP BIZ - 1 hour 1 min ago
People shopping for insurance through the Affordable Care Act in yet more regions could be facing higher prices and fewer choices next year as insurance companies lay out their early plans for 2018....
Categories: AP, FINANCIAL INFORMATION

UK police find 'significant' evidence; May slams US on leaks

AP - 1 hour 1 min ago
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Home searches across Manchester and beyond have uncovered important items in a fast-moving investigation into the concert bombing that left 22 people dead, Manchester's police chief said Thursday as a diplomatic spat escalated over U.S. leaks about the investigation to the media. 2017-05-25T07:00:00-04:00 2017-05-25T11:00:26-04:00
Categories: AP, WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED

Gaza's Hamas rulers put to death 3 accused of killing member

AP - 1 hour 1 min ago
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas said Thursday it put to death three men it had accused of killing a senior member of the militant Islamic group that rules Gaza in March. 2017-05-25T06:59:00-04:00 2017-05-25T10:59:44-04:00
Categories: AP, WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED

Top Silicon Valley CEO Padmasree Warrior: These are the 3 traits you need to make it in tech

CNBC - 1 hour 2 min ago
Padmasree Warrior, CEO at NIO U.S. and former Motorola and Cisco exec, says these traits help you succeed in tech.

Trump plan to sell off half of oil stockpile sparks debate

FOXNEWS POLITICS - 1 hour 3 min ago
President Donald Trump's proposal to sell nearly half the U.S. emergency oil stockpile is sparking renewed debate about whether the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is still needed amid an ongoing oil production boom that has seen U.S. imports drop sharply in the past decade.

Manchester attack: Trump on 'depths of evil'

BBC WORLD NEWS - 1 hour 3 min ago
US President Donald Trump pays tribute to the "beautiful lives" lost in Monday's bomb attack.

Japan lender Mizuho to launch fintech venture

TECHNEWS - 1 hour 4 min ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Mizuho Financial Group will start a venture next month to create new businesses using "fintech," an executive said, joining a global race in financial technology that threatens to unsettle traditional players.

'Thousands' of known bugs found in pacemaker code

BBC TECH - 1 hour 4 min ago
Thousands of bugs have been found in the code used to keep pacemakers functioning, say researchers

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