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Beatrice Rangel: From the Age of Aquarius to the O’Reilly Factor

By Beatrice E. Rangel Conservative TV viewers surely are dumbfounded by the sudden demise of their airwaves hero Bill O’Reilly who was let go by Fox News on account of his perhaps too strong a preference for women. And while liberal leaning groups campaigned in favor of that outcome, financial and....

Mexican Woman Survives Working at Landfill, Dreams of Learning to Read

NEZAHUALCOYOTL, Mexico – A young woman who has been working in different Mexican landfills since the age of 7 dreams of learning to read. “I don’t know how to read straight, I still stumble a lot, but I keep trying,” Abigail Olvera told EFE. The 33-year-old woman works at the Neza III landfill in....

Spain’s Rajoy Arrives in Brazil with Economic Agenda, to Meet with Temer

BRASILIA – Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy arrived in Brazil on Sunday on an official visit during which he will meet with President Michel Temer and pursue a markedly economic agenda that will also take him to Sao Paulo. The Spanish air force jet carrying Rajoy landed shortly before 3 pm at....

35 killed in drug violence across Mexico: officials

At least 35 people were killed over the weekend in Mexico, according to local officials, amid a widespread surge in drug gang violence that has driven murders to a level not seen since 2011. In Sinaloa state, 12 people were killed in different incidents since the early hours of Sunday, according to local officials.

Xi Jinping urges restraint on North Korea in phone call with Donald Trump

BEIJING (REUTERS) - Chinese President Xi Jinping told US President Donald Trump that he hopes all sides will exercise restraint over the issue of North Korea and that China opposes anything that runs counter to UN Security Council resolutions, state media said on Monday (April 24).

Iswaran on Indonesia visit to boost economic ties

SINGAPORE - Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S Iswaran is visiting Jakarta and Medan from April 24-26 to deepen economic relations with Indonesia and pave the way for more business opportunities for Singapore companies in Southeast Asia's largest economy.

‘Australia first’ fortifies position of country’s prime minister

SYDNEY — Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has recorded a rise in voter support just days after tightening rules for foreigners seeking work and citizenship under an “Australia first” policy, a newspaper poll showed on Monday (April 24). Mr Turnbull has struggled to stop a haemorrhage of....

From aspiring stylist to jihadist widow: one woman's Syria story

Islam Maytat thought marrying an Afghan-British businessman was her ticket to a new life as a fashionista in London. Instead she became a widow living under jihadist rule in Syria. At just 23, the young Moroccan spent three traumatic years in northern Syria under the Islamic State group's so-called "caliphate".

Otonomo competes with Google and Apple in selling personal data to third parties

An Israeli start-up company, Otonomo, was competing with Google and Apple in monetising personal data within the car industry. These companies were capitalising on the fact that traditional cars become repositories of personal data. Car data exchange platform Otonomo was founded in 2015 that aimed....

South Korea, allies brace for North Korea follow-up act

SEOUL: Fresh off an immense North Korean parade that revealed an arsenal of intercontinental ballistic missiles, rival South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that Pyongyang's follow-up act will be even bigger. North Korea often marks significant dates by displaying military....

President Maduro says yes to Venezuela elections, but no for new president

CARACAS: Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has called for local elections in Venezuela -- but not at the presidential level, which millions in his strife-torn nation are demanding. Maduro in his weekly television address yesterday endorsed voting planned for later this year at the mayoral and gubernatorial level.

Kashmir unrest: All eyes on crucial Modi-Mufti meet today

NEW DELHI: In the wake of the current turbulent atmosphere in the Valley, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti will call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi today to discuss the situation and possibly formulate a solution. Besides her meeting with the Prime Minister, the Chief Minister will also meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Government to reverse cuts to community law

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Go defensive to ride out a China slowdown

At a time when most investors are looking eagerly to the United States for tax cuts and other stimulus measures from the new US administration, the peaking of nominal Chinese GDP growth will be the major driver of global equity performance, according to analysts at one investment bank.

Dutton contradicted for third time over Manus

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Robichaud: Fight back against spread of sanctuary cities in Mass.

The battle to protect our borders must be waged at every level of government federal, state and local. As former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said, “A nation without borders is like a house without walls it collapses. And that is what is going to happen to our wonderful America.” Fortunately, the tide seems to be turning at the national level.

Top Tito Jackson manager bails

The manager for Tito Jackson’s nascent run for mayor has left the campaign, a sign of weakness Jackson can ill afford as he struggles to raise the funds needed to compete with powerful incumbent Mayor Martin J. Walsh. Charles Onwuche, a Washington, D.C.

Dem activist forms gov campaign group

Democratic activist Robert K. Massie of Somerville has formed a campaign committee to run for governor this year, joining a primary field that includes Deval Patrick’s former budget chief Jay Gonzalez and Newton Mayor Setti Warren. Massie filed a statement of organization on April 13 with the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance.

Power of math highlighted as international seminars kick off in Beijing

International mathematicians underlined the importance of the discipline to modern science development as they gathered at China's prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing for a series of seminars. The four-day academic event, which started on April 22, is among the celebrations to mark the 90th....

Fearing 'alarming' anti-science policies, tens of thousands take to streets worldwide

Tens of thousands of scientists and their supporters took to the streets in Washington, D.C. and around the world on Saturday to protest against what organizers described as an "alarming" anti-science trend. The main March for Science event was held in Washington, D.C.

Jaguar Land Rover homes in on China market

Ian Callum, Jaguar's design director, presents his latest work at the ongoing Shanghai auto show: the concept I-PACE, the marque's first pure electric model, which will hit the Chinese market in 2018. (Photo provided to China Daily) Jaguar Land Rover is set to make the most of its China experience....

As rents drop and supply rises, office space turns hot

Foreign visitors look at the model of the Beijing CBD district at a property industry expo. (Photo provided to China Daily) The rent for Grade A office in Beijing's Central Business District is expected to drop 15 percent by the end of 2021 as supply is expected to rise from this year, industry experts said.

IMF, WB hailed Sri Lanka’s economic development performance, says Ravi K

The current economic performance of Sri Lanka was given a special praise during the biannual summit of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank at Washington DC, which concluded yesterday, a Finance Ministry statement said, quoting Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake.

LOUISE FAIRSAVE: Retirement investing

From maintaining a savings account with a bank or credit union to a complex portfolio of stocks and bonds, there is a wide range of choices. Some persons may even be disposed to start and operate a business, or say, invest in the real estate market. If a purposeful choice is made of these investment....


The announcement was immediately welcomed by one of the two teachers’ unions which have been bogged down in rancorous disputes with the Government in recent years. “In a matter of weeks, we are going to have Section 89A of the Constitution of Barbados proclaimed to make provision for a separate....

Do They Even Work? The Sad Saga of North Korea’s ATMs

(PYONGYANG)—No modern airport terminal is complete without an ATM, and Pyongyang's now has two. But they don't work—because of new Chinese sanctions, according to bank officials—and it's not clear when they will. ATMs are an alien enough concept in North Korea that those in the capital's shiny new....

'The Fate of the Furious' laps new films at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Fate of the Furious" sped into first place at the box office again, leaving new thriller "Unforgettable" and historical drama "The Promise" in the dust. Universal Pictures' eighth installment in "The Fast and the Furious" franchise earned $38.

Financial advice to youths: Save early

SAN BENITO — Start early. That’s what financial planners say to young people who are just starting to save for their retirement. Financial freedom is important, said Colby Cox, a Global American Financial Executive who works with PTT Financial in Harlingen. “Everything you do today, affects tomorrow,” Cox said.

CARTOON: Brexit, Trump, Le Pen?

The government needs to ask itself why it bent over backwards to do a deal with a company owned by foreigners and the president’s son instead of supporting black entrepreneurs, as it often claims it ... FRAUD INVESTIGATION Ipid filed the affidavit after announcing it had expanded the corruption....

Ann Crotty

Save SA and the newly formed Freedom Movement are proxy groups, and neither is prepared to really do what it will take to get rid of President Jacob Zuma — join forces to form a third way. FRAUD INVESTIGATION Ipid filed the affidavit after announcing it had expanded the corruption charges against....

EDITORIAL: Optimum deal way off optimal

If there is an Exhibit A that SA has been the victim of "state capture", it is the circuitous tale of Optimum coal mine, now jointly owned by the Gupta family and President Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane. The company was sold in 2016 by international miner and trading house Glencore for R2.
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