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Britain’s back in favor for corporate deals despite Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Britain has reclaimed its place as one of the top five countries that firms look to make deals in, just six months after dropping off the list in the wake of the country’s surprise to leave the European Union, according to a survey released Monday.
 

Jonathan Moyo In Trouble Again

new charges… Prof Jonathan Moyo Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo is in trouble once again, this time with his province, Mat North. ZANU-PF Matabeleland North Province is working to censure Moyo over allegations of, among others,....

Security Minister encourages members of the JCF to maintain their integrity

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) Minister of National Security, Robert Montague has called on the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) officers in Area 3 to maintain their integrity and operate above board at all times. His plea was made in a message delivered by State Minister in the Ministry, Senator Pearnel....

Health Minister outlines impact of NCDs on the country

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton says the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have been the greatest public health threat to Jamaica’s development for the past 50 years. Dr Tufton was addressing a University Diabetes Outreach Conference at the Jewel Resort in Runaway Bay, St Ann last Friday.

Trump to insist on border wall funds as budget deadline looms

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) Donald Trump pressed for the funding of a Mexico border wall Sunday as a looming spending showdown in Congress threatens to shut down the US government on the president's 100th day in office. Building the wall was Trump's signature campaign promise, and the White....

Geeks vs government

Image copyright Getty Images. Two graduate students stood silently beside a lectern, listening as their professor presented their work to a conference. Usually, the students would want the glory. And they had, just a couple of days previously. But their families talked them out of it.

France's Macron appears set for Elysee in runoff with Le Pen

By Sybille de La Hamaide and Matthias Blamont. PARIS/HENIN-BEAUMONT, France (Reuters) - Centrist Emmanuel Macron took a big step towards the French presidency on Sunday by winning the first round of voting and qualifying for a May 7 runoff alongside far-right leader Marine Le Pen.

Convicted jihadist with California ties loses US citizenship

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " A federal judge has revoked the U.S. citizenship of a man who authorities say ran a communications hub for an Egyptian terrorist group out of his Northern California apartment. The U.S. Department of Justice says a federal judge in the District of Columbia ordered the....

How NZ wine is taking the US by storm

Trendy young Americans with money to spare have developed a taste for the crisp, fruity flavours of New Zealand wine - and exports are soaring. The United States is now New Zealand's biggest overseas wine market and last year shipments jumped 11 per cent to $571 million.

United States Government plane lands in Queenstown ahead of secret spy conference

A United States Government plane has landed in Queenstown early this morning, as a "top-secret" spy conference begins this week. The plane's registration number is identified on the Planespotters website as belonging to a 15-year-old US Air Force Boeing C-40. It is not known who was travelling on the plane before its arrival.

City's tech boss wants to erase IT from everyone's 'hit list'

How’s this for a mid-career jolt? Going from rubbing elbows with movers and shakers, promoting the City of Ottawa across the world, to being in charge of the department that makes sure a bureaucrat’s computer is booting up properly at City Hall. But Saad Bashir is relishing the opportunity to....

Local, global security firms in race along China's 'Silk Road'

By Brenda Goh, Michael Martina and Christian Shepherd. SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Global security companies and their smaller Chinese rivals are jostling for business along Beijing's modern-day "Silk Road", the grandiose plan for land and sea routes connecting the world's second largest economy with the rest of Asia and beyond.

The Latest: Near-final French results: Macron, Le Pen on top

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the first round of France's presidential election (all times local): 12:20 a.m. Near-complete French presidential election results show that centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are in the lead after a tight and exceptional race. With 89.7 percent of the vote counted, Macron has 23.

The Most Outstanding Cosplay of C2E2 2017

This weekend might have been focused on pro-science marches, but science education also made a cameo at this year’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, or C2E2, with an appearance by the charming Ms. Frizzle of The Magic School Bus (which recently got a reboot pickup).

Britain's back in favor for corporate deals despite Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Britain has reclaimed its place as one of the top five countries that firms look to make deals in, just six months after dropping off the list in the wake of the country's surprise to leave the European Union, according to a survey released Monday.

Obama meets with at-risk youth ahead of Chicago speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama met Sunday with at-risk young men and boys in his hometown of Chicago before his first major post-presidency speech. The former president spent time at a roundtable with youth from the organization Chicago Create Real Economic Destiny located in the....

AP News in Brief at 6:04 p.m. EDT

France's next leader: centrist Macron vs. far-right Le Pen. PARIS (AP) — Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen advanced Sunday to a runoff in France's presidential election, remaking the country's political landscape and setting up a showdown over its participation in the European Union.

The Latest: French candidate Macron revels at Paris eatery

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the first round of France's presidential election (all times local): 12:40 a.m. Emmanuel Macron is celebrating his victory in France's first-round presidential election at a Left Bank eatery frequented by Ernest Hemingway and other artistic dignitaries.

Supreme Court drug case prompts appeal for tolerance of judicial delays

Less than a year after it set new time limits for criminal trials, the Supreme Court of Canada is being asked by federal prosecutors and several provinces to soften a ruling that has resulted in four charges of murder being thrown out for unreasonable delays.

Local, global security firms in race along China's 'Silk Road'

Global security companies and their smaller Chinese rivals are jostling for business along Beijing's modern-day "Silk Road", the grandiose plan for land and sea routes connecting the world's second largest economy with the rest of Asia and beyond. Representing investments of hundreds of billions of....

Obama meets with at-risk youth ahead of Chicago speech

Former President Barack Obama met Sunday with at-risk young men and boys in his hometown of Chicago before his first major post-presidency speech. The former president spent time at a roundtable with youth from theorganization Chicago Create Real Economic Destiny located in the Roseland/Pullman....

Mugabe’s party ‘not threatened’ by opposition pact – State media

Harare – President Robert Mugabe ‘s party does not feel threatened by moves to form an election coalition, state-controlled papers say. Main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai signed pacts with former vice president Joice Mujuru and the leader of another small party, Welshman Ncube , this week as....

First black pathologist Chitiyo dies

HARARE – Zimbabwe’s first black pathologist and medical director of the National Blood Services Zimbabwe, Dr McLeod Ernest Chitiyo (83) has died. First black pathologist Chitiyo dies. Dr Chitiyo died on Monday last week in Harare after battling a kidney ailment for a long time. His son, Knox, said his father died at the Avenues Clinic.

What Britain and the West did – and didn’t – do during the Matabeleland massacres of 1983-4

Along a post-independence fabric liberally blotted with death and suffering, the Matabeleland killings of 1983-4 remain Zimbabwe’s most glaring. Thousands of Ndebele civilians were murdered and maimed by Mugabe’s North Korean-trained 5th Brigade in a campaign ostensibly aimed at stamping out an insurgent threat.

The Latest: French candidate Macron revels at Paris eatery

PARIS (AP) - The Latest on the first round of France's presidential election (all times local): 12:40 a.m. Emmanuel Macron is celebrating his victory in France's first-round presidential election at a Left Bank eatery frequented by Ernest Hemingway and other artistic dignitaries.

'Full Measure': Ghost soldiers new

WASHINGTON ( Sinclair Broadcast Group ) - Since 2002, billions of U.S. tax dollars have been spent rebuilding Afghanistan after its decades of war. A big chunk of that money pays Afghan soldiers and police. But it turns out a lot of those troops may not, in fact, exist.

Trump's election has mobilized resistance, but will it divide Democrats?

Like the tea party activists before them, many of the resisters — as they call themselves — are newcomers to the political process. And much in the same way tea party activists grieved for the country they no longer recognized under Obama, these women recount being devastated that fellow Americans....

Convicted jihadist with California ties loses US citizenship

The Justice Department said the Egypt native was a member of the terrorist organization Egyptian Islamic Jihad for 10 years starting in 1989, three years after moving to the United States. The former Silicon Valley car salesman admitted he spent two months at a camp near Jalalabad, Afghanistan,....

The Latest: French candidate Macron revels at Paris eatery

The choice to dine in La Rotonde in the Montparnasse neighborhood fits with Macron's literary leanings — he quotes poets and philosophers in his campaign rallies. While Macron insists he's neither left nor right, La Rotonde has a "caviar left" feel. It has an anti-establishment flavor though too,....

Jewellers demand new gems law

Local jewellers are calling for the government to privatise their multibillion dollar a year industry and allow for individual traders to export rare commodities directly under a more favourable tariff scheme. Venders sell precious stones at a makeshift market in Mogoke, Mandalay Region. Photo: Yadana Htun.

Britain's back in favor for corporate deals despite Brexit

Britain has reclaimed its place as one of the top five countries that firms look to make deals in, just six months after dropping off the list in the wake of the country's surprise to leave the European Union, according to a survey released Monday. In its half-yearly report of business executives,....
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