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World Rajoy ousted by man he beat twice in polls
Author: 0 Rajoy ousted by man he beat twice in polls

If the parties vote as they say they will, only a last-minute resignation can prevent Rajoy from becoming the first Spanish prime minister to be ousted in a motion of no confidence. Market-friendly Ciudadanos, leading in the national opinion polls, was the only major party that said it would support Rajoy. The Madrid stock exchange was up 1.8 per cent after Sanchez won the vote and earned a standing ovation from his party's lawmakers.

World Canada to impose tariff 'countermeasures' on US
Author: 0 Canada to impose tariff 'countermeasures' on US

Speaking on NBC's Meet the Press , Trudeau reiterated his appeal to President Trump to remember "there are no two countries that are as interconnected, interdependent". "It think he's overreacting", he said of Trudeau. "We call for an end to these trade disputes so that hard-working USA pig farmers can do what they do best: meet global demand for one of our nation's most competitive export products, one that favorably impacts USA trade imbalances with countries around the world".

World New Catalan separatist government takes office, ends Madrid direct rule
Author: 0 New Catalan separatist government takes office, ends Madrid direct rule

Sanchez said he wants to talk to separatist groups, but rejects the idea for an independent Catalonia. He's been dubbed Mr Handsome hours after being sworn in as Spain's new prime minister. Rajoy himself was ousted from power on Friday over a corruption scandal in his party. But Mr Sanchez will struggle to govern as his Socialists have just 84 seats in the 350-seat Parliament - the smallest number for a Spanish government since the return to democracy following dictator Francisco ...

World Italy reached a coalition agreement, ending months of political limbo
Author: 0 Italy reached a coalition agreement, ending months of political limbo

Italy's president swore in western Europe's first populist government Friday, featuring a mix of anti-establishment and right-wing ministers who have promised an "Italy first" agenda that has alarmed Europe's political establishment. Nobody seemed happy with this solution. But Cottarelli was not able to present a cabinet, and received no support from any of the major parties. Three days after being sworn in, Italy's new populist government is preparing for one final hurdle before it sets ...

World Suspected cop killer caught in Tennessee after dayslong manhunt
Author: 0 Suspected cop killer caught in Tennessee after dayslong manhunt

Wiggins and Erika Castro- Miles are charged with first degree premeditated murder. Stewart said the trooper approached the man and saw he had tattoos that resembled those that Wiggins had on his body. Baker leaves behind a wife and daughter. Wiggins had been already wanted on charges that he assaulted a woman and stole her auto when he was pulled over Wednesday, according to a report from the Kingston Springs Police Department.

Author: 0 Facebook gave user data to 60 companies including Apple, Amazon, and Samsung

The New York Times said the vast amounts of information shared with Apple Inc . and other phone-makers included data on users' friends that had supposedly barred access. Since then Mark Zuckerberg has testified in front of congress in an attempt to answer questions about Facebook's handling of user data. Sandy Parakilas, a former third-party advertising and privacy compliance for Facebook's platform told the Times that he believes the fact that the deals continue to exist contradicts ...

World AAA: More Floridians prepping earlier for hurricane season
Author: 0 AAA: More Floridians prepping earlier for hurricane season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said last week that 10 to 16 named storms may form this season with five to nine developing into hurricanes. "As hard as it was past year, people worked together well", Gov. Rick Scott said recently at the Governor's Hurricane Conference in West Palm Beach.

Author: 0 Canada, European Union countries challenge Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs

Trudeau, meanwhile, calls it "inconceivable" that Canada could ever be a national-security threat to an ally as close and important as the United States. I think he's overreacting. New tariffs pending on American products coming to Canada has some businesses anxious. "I intend to keep working with the president on those better options", he added.

World North Korea's top three military officials replaced
Author: 0 North Korea's top three military officials replaced

Trump, Kim Jong Chol, and a letter from Kim Jong-un. The United States is seeking a negotiated end to North Korea's nuclear weapons programme and USA officials believe there was some dissension in the military about Kim's approaches to South Korea and the United States.

World DNA on tissue led to arrest in killings
Author: 0 DNA on tissue led to arrest in killings

But authorities said in the court records that the definitive link came when the DNA taken from the vehicle matched that of semen recovered at the scene of one of the Golden State Killer's rape cases. Only one item inside the trash - a piece of tissue - provided enough DNA to run a test. Police matched it to evidence from the crime scenes, the documents said.

Author: 0 Guatemala volcano kills at least 6, covers villages in ash

The volatile volcano spewed lava and ash back in February that prompted an orange alert from officials. Twenty people had to be treated in hospital for burns including at least six children, the health ministry said. Search and rescue operations for the missing and dead have been suspended due to low light and unsafe conditions, and will resume early on Monday morning, the spokesperson said.

World 7 dead after Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts
Author: 0 7 dead after Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts

The volcano spewed black smoke and ash into the sky, prompting the evacuation of some 100 people and forcing the capital's La Aurora worldwide airport to shut down its only runway. Cabanas said four people, including a disaster agency official, died when lava set a house on fire in El Rodeo village and two children were burned to death while standing on a bridge watching the volcano's second eruption this year.

World Syria's Assad says will visit North Korea, news agency reports
Author: 0 Syria's Assad says will visit North Korea, news agency reports

He said he was "hoping to push for a declaration to end the war through a trilateral meeting should the North-U.S. summit become successful" on May 27 when he announced the outcome of his second summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim. "We will see what happens". The expert noted Trump's announcement came in return for North Korea's commitment to denuclearization, which had been expressed during his latest summit with neighboring countries, including those with Moon and Xi, and ...

World At least 7 killed, 20 hurt by erupting volcano in Guatemala
Author: 0 At least 7 killed, 20 hurt by erupting volcano in Guatemala

More than 20 people have been injured. At least six people have been killed in Guatemala as a volcano near the country's capital city has erupted for the second time this year. Guatemala's airport in the capital city has closed down while many villagers are being evacuated. It is the second time the volcano has erupted this year, setting off loud explosions and spewing ash almost four miles into the sky.

World Trump says he is 'very surprised' about alleged Chinese 'intimidation,' 'coercion'
Author: 0 Trump says he is 'very surprised' about alleged Chinese 'intimidation,' 'coercion'

Speaking at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore , Mattis said China's placement of weapons systems, including missile batteries and military aircraft, at outposts in the disputed sea raised questions about Beijing's intentions. In recent years China has built military bases on artificial islands hundreds of miles from its shores, . The talks will be focused on "rebalancing the bilateral economic relationship" between the USA and China.

World Trump says Mueller leaking documents to press on objective
Author: 0 Trump says Mueller leaking documents to press on objective

Trump has not been shy about using his pardon power. "The president's prime function as the chief executive ought not be hampered by requests for interview ", they wrote. The letter also provides new details about Trump's actions in dealing with the Russian Federation probe. Multiple times throughout the letter, Trump's lawyers appear trying to discredit Comey as a witness.

World Man with knife, officer wounded in Berlin cathedral shooting
Author: 0 Man with knife, officer wounded in Berlin cathedral shooting

A man was rioting in the cathedral with a knife. The dpa news agency quoted police as saying the man appeared to be confused. There was no immediate indication the man's reported actions were linked to terrorism, Berlin police spokesman Winfrid Wenzel said.

World Parent of Texas shooting victim: Trump kept mentioning arming teachers
Author: 0 Parent of Texas shooting victim: Trump kept mentioning arming teachers

The graduating seniors there wore white stoles with their gowns to honor the victims of the shooting at that school on May 18 that took the lives of eight fellow students, none of them seniors, and two teachers. Hart told the Associated Press that Trump frequently referred to the shooter as "wacky" and frequently mentioned the idea of arming teachers with guns.

World 2 bodies recovered after small plane crashes off of Long Island beach
Author: 0 2 bodies recovered after small plane crashes off of Long Island beach

His star-studded roster of clients included Billy Joel, Christie Brinkley and Martha Stewart, among others. The FAA reports the aircraft crashed two miles off the shore of Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett just before 3 p.m. Crews aboard two commercial fishing boats in the area were asked to join in the search by authorities, according to Newsday . In a separate statement , Amos Goodman, chairman for the East Hampton Town Republican Committee, said, "Bonnie and Ben Krupinski were two great ...

World Forensic psychiatrist noted for JonBenet Ramsey probe gunned down
Author: 0 Forensic psychiatrist noted for JonBenet Ramsey probe gunned down

The shooting death of a prominent forensic psychiatrist who assisted in high-profile murder cases including serial killings in Phoenix is connected to the killing of two paralegals, said authorities, who were investigating Saturday whether a fourth homicide was also related.

World Off-duty Federal Bureau of Investigation agent accidentally shoots man
Author: 0 Off-duty Federal Bureau of Investigation agent accidentally shoots man

He then reaches down to pick it up and the gun fires toward the people watching him. As he tucks the firearm into his waistband, members of the crowd appear shocked. The club was evacuated a few minutes after the incident and the club has since said it will start using metal detectors, the station reported. The spokesperson did not provide answers to a request for information on what firearms protocol may be in place for off-duty agents.

World Venezuela Supreme Court: 39 jailed activists to be released
Author: 0 Venezuela Supreme Court: 39 jailed activists to be released

Human rights groups say Venezuela illegally jails hundreds of people. Casting them as a peace gesture, the government said 40 activists were being released on Saturday, after 39 were freed on Friday. Ceballos, the ex-mayor of Tachira state capital San Cristobal near the Colombian border, was stripped of his post in 2014 after the court said he encouraged violent protests and failed to remove barricades set up in the city.

World GOP Reps Warn Trump Against Pardoning Himself: 'Terrible Move'
Author: 0 GOP Reps Warn Trump Against Pardoning Himself: 'Terrible Move'

The possibility of Mr Trump pardoning himself appeared to be raised in a January 29 letter from his lawyers to Mr Mueller , published by The New York Times on Saturday (local time ), arguing Mr Trump could not have obstructed the probe given the powers granted to him by the constitution.

World Woman Charged with Manslaughter After Driving Car onto Little League Field
Author: 0 Woman Charged with Manslaughter After Driving Car onto Little League Field

Witnesses said that before Sharrow entered the park she tried to drive onto the basketball court across the street but couldn't get past big boulders lining the court. "After the vehicle got off the field, (the driver) came to the gate and the older guy pushed the kids right out of the way". "I saw the auto pull out of the gate right over there, and this guy had some kids with him", witness Justin Clifton told WCSH.

World Trump steel, aluminum tariffs on Canada, Europe, Mexico will hurt USA jobs
Author: 0 Trump steel, aluminum tariffs on Canada, Europe, Mexico will hurt USA jobs

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said G7 countries also told Mnuchin about their opposition to new USA sanctions on Iran, which will affect European companies. states that export a lot to Canada. Trump has also asked the U.S. Commerce Department to look into imposing tariffs on imported cars, trucks and auto parts, arguing that they somehow pose a threat to U.S.

World U.S. military manoeuvres in South China Sea criticised by Beijing
Author: 0 U.S. military manoeuvres in South China Sea criticised by Beijing

Amid heightened tensions brewing between China and the US military in the South China Sea, a Pentagon official on Thursday said the military has experience "taking down" small islands. He did not provide a date for a possible visit. The Global Times, a popular state-backed Chinese tabloid that does not reflect official policy, said in an editorial on Thursday that China must prepare to forcefully respond to any "extreme" interference in the South China Sea by the United States.

World Family of man killed by cop gets 4 cents: Florida jury
Author: 0 Family of man killed by cop gets 4 cents: Florida jury

Hill, who was 30 years old, was killed by Christopher Newman, a white police officer, who was responding to a noise complaint. Hill was reportedly playing loud music that contained expletives, including the n-word, which would be heard outside of his closed garage and a woman picking up her child from the school across the street called the police.

World Who will pay for King Jong Un's hotel stay in Singapore?
Author: 0 Who will pay for King Jong Un's hotel stay in Singapore?

Because, if the nuclear talks go well, I think the natural, sort of logical step we can expect is there might be some type of dialogue for normalizing relations, or at least improving ties between Washington and Pyongyang, and in the process, I think the North Korean human rights issue will be raised".

World Chinese Trade Tensions Ramp Up
Author: 0 Chinese Trade Tensions Ramp Up

Now, the U.S.is turning to Beijing and to a standoff that has taken some confusing turns. However, U.S. President Donald Trump unexpectedly toughened his trade stance this week. What had appeared to have been a trade truce between Beijing and Washington was upended this week when the White House said it would follow through on its threat to activate tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports, as well as impose restrictions on Chinese investments in the United States and tighter export ...

World Spanish PM Rajoy ousted by parliament, replaced by opposition leader
Author: 0 Spanish PM Rajoy ousted by parliament, replaced by opposition leader

All of his allies in the no-confidence motion stressed their vote against Rajoy was not a blank cheque for Sanchez. The vote was carried by 180 ministers against 169 who voted against, with one abstention. Sanchez told reporters Friday that he was "aware of the responsibility and the complex political moment of our country". Sanchez has promised to open talks with new Catalan President Quim Torra, despite having previously called the fervent secessionist's comments "xenophobic".

World Red Cross sends surgeons, supplies to Gaza to treat wounded
Author: 0 Red Cross sends surgeons, supplies to Gaza to treat wounded

China is committed to promoting the Middle East peace process and supporting the just cause of the Palestinian people for restoring their legitimate national rights. Israel said its troops were defending its border and accused Hamas militants of trying to attack under the cover of the protest. "The people of Gaza do not need protection from an external source".

World Theresa May 'will not intervene in Northern Ireland abortion law'
Author: 0 Theresa May 'will not intervene in Northern Ireland abortion law'

According to the Belfast Telegraph , Eleanor Crossey Malone, from socialist feminist movement Rosa, was one of those who took the pill in front of television cameras. Pressure to relax the law has intensified since voters in Ireland on Friday backed the removal of a constitutional abortion ban by two-to-one. Mr Wells said Mrs May would "endanger" her confidence and supply deal with the DUP at Westminster if she moved to change abortion laws in the region.

World Melania Trump will not join husband at presidential retreat
Author: 0 Melania Trump will not join husband at presidential retreat

But Melania's nonattendance is always newsworthy: On Wednesday, People reported that it was Ivanka, not Melania, who helped the president host "White House Sports and Fitness Day". "Rest assured, I'm here at the White House [with] my family, feeling great, & working hard on behalf of children & the American people! ". "She has had several meetings internally with staff, and will continue to do so this week".

World Almost 5,000 died in Puerto Rico in Maria's aftermath, study says
Author: 0 Almost 5,000 died in Puerto Rico in Maria's aftermath, study says

Researchers from Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health visited more than 3,000 homes across Puerto Rico over the course of about a month . The island continues to recover, but efforts have been delayed by its problematic power grid , and electricity has not been restored to all of the island almost nine months after the storm.

World Saudi princess Vogue cover sparks anger over jailed activists
Author: 0 Saudi princess Vogue cover sparks anger over jailed activists

Getting hundreds of thousands of unemployed Saudis into the workforce is a major challenge for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who oversees economic policy for the world's top oil exporter, where unemployment stands at 12.8 per cent. Over the past year, Prince Mohammed has steered a modernisation campaign that aims to sell the country to foreign audiences and investors, with hundreds of billions of dollars pledged to projects that will boost tourism and entertainment.

World Youth mowed down by CRPF vehicle succumbs to his injuries
Author: 0 Youth mowed down by CRPF vehicle succumbs to his injuries

Police fired tear gas at stone-throwing protesters as hundreds attended the funeral of Kaiser Bhat, crushed by a jeep, in the summer capital Srinagar . "Is this your new SOP @MehboobaMufti sahiba? ". Eyewitnesses says that in order to move out of the demonstration, the CRPF vehicle sped on knocking down two boys Younis Ahmed and Qaiser Butt.

World Uganda to Enact Social Media Tax to Curb Gossip
Author: 0 Uganda to Enact Social Media Tax to Curb Gossip

The tax for users of WhatsApp , Twitter and Facebook is minimal, at 200 Ugandan shillings (five cents) a day, but adds up to about 18 dollars a year - not a small amount of money in the impoverished East African country. The BBC reports that experts and at least one internet service provider have raised doubts on the plans from the government to tax people. About 41 percent of the Uganda's population uses Internet which accounts for about 1 crore 70 lakh people.

World Italy swears in populist prime minister
Author: 0 Italy swears in populist prime minister

Italy continues to be a nation in flux after President Sergio Mattarella invited Carlo Cottarelli , formerly an International Monetary Fund economist, to form government . Five Star chief Luigi Di Maio called on party supporters to attend a rally in Rome on Saturday, the anniversary of Italy's transformation into a republic in 1946, after what he called "Italian democracy's darkest night".

World Backlash from allies, business associations over steel and aluminum tariffs
Author: 0 Backlash from allies, business associations over steel and aluminum tariffs

The EU's temporary exclusion from punitive U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium "did not appear satisfactory to us", French President Emmanuel Macron said after an EU summit on Friday (23 March). Canada's government was not ready to discuss support or potential bailout packages for Canadian business sectors affected by the tariffs , he added - and said the focus for the time being was to use the threat of retaliatory measures to pressure the United States into reconsidering its own ...

Author: 0 Trump may ban German luxury carmakers next

The president has said he will levy tariffs on other auto imports, and some of these will be as high as 25% and will include vehicle parts. The U.S. They employ 36,500 US workers. USA exports to the EU exceeded 37 billion euros, according to European automobile manufacturers ' Association ACEA. But the numbers are a bit misleading.

World Trump to Ban German Cars?
Author: 0 Trump to Ban German Cars?

In early 2017, the president told the German paper Bild that he planned to impose a 35 percent tariff on imported cars, Reuters notes. And the European Union would nearly certainly respond with tariffs on USA autos. Trump and Republicans in Congress are preparing to clash over the proposed tariffs, which could be up to 25 percent. He also made a similar argument when he imposed hefty taxes on steel imports back in March.

World India stresses free navigation,
Author: 0 India stresses free navigation, "rules-based order" for Asian seas

The aim of the three nation visit is to enhance India's relations and engagements with the three maritime neighbours, which are a part of the ASEAN- a regional inter-governmental organisation. "By no means do we consider it as directed against". "No other relationship of India has as many layers as our relationship with China", said Modi in a keynote address at the Shangri-La dialogue in Singapore .

World Trump's global trade war
Author: 0 Trump's global trade war

Over the 18 months that the tariffs were imposed, a spike in steel prices put 200,000 workers out of their jobs, according to a study (pdf) paid for by companies who buy steel. "We continue to be quite willing and indeed eager to have further discussions", Mr Ross said. The tit-for-tat trade spat comes after nine months of negotiations between Canada, Mexico and the United States to revamp NAFTA bogged down.

World Trump brushes norms aside to welcome North Korean envoy
Author: 0 Trump brushes norms aside to welcome North Korean envoy

There is speculation that Kim Yong-chol could visit Washington and meet with Trump. The North Korean delegation is heading to Washington D.C., where they will deliver a letter to President Trump from Kim. Since the president " canceled " the summit in a dramatic letter last week, and there's been a flurry of activity between the two countries to officially make it happen.

World Mattis accuses China of 'intimidation and coercion' in South China Sea
Author: 0 Mattis accuses China of 'intimidation and coercion' in South China Sea

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that Chinese actions in South China Sea call into question China's broader goals. "Despite China's claims to the contrary, the placement of these weapons systems is tied directly to military use for the purposes of intimidation and coercion", Mattis said, referring to the recent deployment of anti-ship missiles, surface-to-air missiles, electronic jammers and other equipment on the Spratly Islands, and the landing of bomber aircraft at Woody Island.