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'Shoplifters' wins Palme d'Or, grand prize to Spike Lee

By JAKE COYLE and THOMAS ADAMSON Associated Press. A tumultuous Cannes Film Festival concluded Saturday with the Palme d'Or awarded to Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's "Shoplifters," a tender portrait of a poor, impoverished family, while Harvey Weinstein accuser Asia Argento vowed justice will come to all sexual predators.
 

Commentary: An era of fake news, how the seeds of doubt are sown

NEW YORK: A moment of revelation arrived a decade ago, after midnight and more than one glass of wine. I was in a London taxi, sharing a ride with a public relations (PR) man I know, following a dinner we had both attended. Advertisement. Journalists and PR people have fundamentally different agendas.

Defying global pressure, Maduro seeks re-election in Venezuela

CARACAS: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is seeking a six-year term on Sunday in a vote condemned by foes as the "coronation" of a dictator and likely to bring fresh foreign sanctions. With the mainstream opposition boycotting the election, two of his most popular rivals barred from standing and....

Sure, cancer mutates, but it has other ways to resist treatment

Professor Fabian V. Filipp with his team working on precision targeting of malignant melanoma. Systems Biology and Cancer Metabolism Laboratory CC BY-SA Because of advances in drug design and precision medicine, researchers have been able to target certain molecules within a cell at the root of a....

96 kg of meth seized in SW China

KUNMING, May 20 (Xinhua) -- Police in the border city of Pu'er in southwest China's Yunnan Province have recently seized a total of 96.62 kg of methamphetamine in two cases. In March, police in Ximeng County received information that a drug gang was making plans to transport a shipment of drugs into....

China links citizen's domestic and overseas marriage registration information

BEIJING, May 20 (Xinhua) -- The central government has enabled information sharing of marriages registered both in China and abroad in its latest effort to improve the accuracy of verifying citizen's marital status and effectively prevent bigamy. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will push information....

African nations vow to recover stolen assets

Nigeria and ex-British colonies in Africa hope to change that by working together to repatriate billions of dollars in offshore accounts from London and beyond. At a regional conference held this week in the Nigerian capital of Abuja, the heads of anti-corruption agencies from around Africa met to....

$20 million program targeted at youth offending set for Armadale roll out

The state government has announced it will sink more than $20 million into reducing juvenile reoffending rates after it was revealed the number of children entering the WA justice system is again on the rise. A Productivity Commission report from earlier this year found more than half the juveniles....

Insurance industry shift from coal could mean higher power prices

“Insurers and investors are turning away from coal mining and coal-fired generation,” Aon global mining practice leader Paul Pryor said. In the past few months, global insurance firms such as Allianz, Skor, Axa and Zurich have all indicated they will dump coal power companies in the coming years.

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Emirates NBD ranked the UAE’s most trusted bank

Souqalmal’s 2018 edition of its bank satisfaction survey found that overall customer satisfaction with banks rose seven per cent to 32 per cent from 2017, when 25 percent of respondents said they’d actively recommend their bank, reported Arabian Business.

Zambia Central Bank Head faces another tough test

Now that he’s had his contract extended for five years, a new set of problems are emerging. Inflation is at the highest in more than a year. Foreign-exchange reserves have plunged to the lowest in eight years, and Zambia’s Eurobonds are the worst-performing in emerging markets in 2018.

African solar start-up raises $500 million in debt through crowdfunding campaign

Using crowd investing, Trine helps people to support solar energy projects while also delivering a return on investment. Pawame, which provides reliable, cost-effective pay-as-you-go solar-powered home systems to remote areas of Africa on a micro-finance basis, remains committed to creating a large....

Molecules, Vol. 23, Pages 1226: Nutraceuticals in Periodontal Health: A Systematic Review on the Role of Vitamins in Periodontal Health Maintenance

Abstract Periodontal disease, a relevant public health problem worldwide, is generally considered a common pathology of elderly people. In this respect, there is agreement about that nutritional status may be a modifying factor in the progression and healing of the periodontal tissues.

Cops to probe defamatory post of club’s finance secretary

LUDHIANA: Ludhiana police have ordered a probe against finance secretary of after a director of Aggar Nagar colony lodged a complaint for posting defamatory messages against him on the social media. In his complaint to deputy commissioner of police (DCP) crime Gagan Ajit Singh, Nikhil Goel, son of....

No lesson learnt from past fires, city sitting on ticking time bomb

LUDHIANA: It seems that no lessons have been learnt from the past fire incidents in the city where lives were lost and property damaged. The fire incident in New Jainish Hosiery in Bindra colony on Saturday morning again brought to the fore the lack of fire safety measures in the area and how....

Congress used mimicry artistes in fake bribe audio clips, claims BJP

Ugrappa also played an audio that allegedly had voices of BJP leader BG Puttaswamy and BSY's son BY Vijayendra making calls to the wife of Yellapur MLA Shivaram Hebbar. In these audios, both Vijayendra and Puttaswamy are heard offering Rs 15 crore without a minister's post and Rs 5 crore with him as a minister.

As opposition throws down the gauntlet, Neda may have to rethink strategy

GUWAHATI: As BJP deals with the aftermath of the setback in Karnataka , there may be an additional point on the agenda of the third meeting of the ) that begins here on Sunday. The meeting of the BJP-led coalition of 13 regional parties from eight northeastern states will be addressed by BJP....

Foolproof NRC our priority now: Assam BJP

GUWAHATI: The BJP concluded its two-day state executive meeting in Nalbari on Saturday with an appeal to organisations protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 to wait till the National Register of Citizens ( ) update process is over. BJP general secretary Dilip Saikia said the....

Anticipated cliffhanger ends in big anticlimax

BENGALURU: Karnataka's 15th legislative assembly could not have begun on a more sombre note. As the house assembled for the first time, there was a deceptive calm everywhere. Anxiety was writ large on the treasury benches and confidence ruled the roost in opposition benches.

BS Yeddyurappa resignation a win for democracy: Northeast Congress units

GUWAHATI/ AIZAWL/ IMPHAL/ SHILLONG: Minutes after stepped down as Karnataka chief minister in Bangalore, Congress headquarters in all the northeastern states erupted in joy. Senior Congress leaders across the region hailed it as a victory of democracy.

Akhara Parishad withdraws boycott of Allahabad Kumbh

HARIDWAR/ALLAHABAD: Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP), the apex body representing 13 akharas has taken back its earlier decision to boycott the Allahabad Kumbh mela to be held next year. At its meeting held at Baghambari Gaddi in Allahabad on Friday, a unanimous resolution to the effect was....

Prices in Baku real estate market increase

Trend: TODAY.AZ In April this year, prices in the real estate market in Baku increased 2.49 percent compared to March, Nusret Ibrahimov, director general of the MBA Group consulting company, real estate expert, told Trend. He said that the increase in prices for the last month affected nearly all market segments.

LG Launches Flagship SK10Y Sound Bar to Anticipatory GCC Customers

LG has partnered with renowned audio company Meridian Audio to tune the new LG SK10Y Sound Bar for precision quality and fidelity. The LG SK10Y Sound Bar will include the hi-fi company's digital sound processing (DSP) modes including bass, space and height elevation, which raises the sound to the level of the screen.

Shanghai boosts self-driving tests

City government to open up more space for field trials of vehicles. The Shanghai municipal government has unveiled plans to expand the city's contribution to the autonomous driving sector by opening up more of its roads for tests. The Shanghai Commission of Economy and Information Technology said on....

New U.S. drugs improve health

New drugs developed by pharmaceutical companies from the United States have played an important role in improving healthcare for Chinese, according to China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment. International pharmaceutical companies, including those from the U.S.

Europe reassures Iran of commitment to nuclear deal without U.S

The European Union’s energy chief sought to reassure Iran on Saturday that the bloc remained committed to salvaging a nuclear deal with Tehran despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to exit the accord and reimpose sanctions. As Reuters writes in the article E , Miguel Arias Canete delivered....

Govt. should hold inquiries on the celebration of LTTE members in North Thushara Indunil

By Charunya Rajakaruna MP Thushara Indunil demands the government to conduct inquiries on North and Eastern Provinces celebrating the members of the LTTE terrorist organization by raising flags. He mentioned this to the media after attending an event at Kuliyapitiya.

Small clubs cross fingers for World Cup windfalls

TORCY, France (AP) — The ideal scenario for the club where Paul Pogba played football as a kid might go something like this: The France midfielder shines so brightly at the World Cup that a money-no-object club — for argument’s sake, let’s say Real Madrid — decides that it cannot live without him....

Dr Marshall Hall | Towards universal pension coverage (Pt 2)

Last week, I underscored that Jamaica's very poor pension coverage requires immediate attention. I noted then that any scheme that attempts to provide a minimum acceptable benefit for all will require that the benefit cannot be wage-related, given that the minimum wage is $5,200 per week, and many....

David Jessop | China's rapidly advancing C'bean role

For some years now, China has sought to deepen its relations with the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. It has done so as a part of a long-term geopolitical strategy that is accompanying its rise to superpower status. Its objective in every nation in South and Central America and the....
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