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          Fisher-Price recalls sleepers after reports of death      Comment   Translate Page      
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Friday that toymaker Fisher-Price has voluntarily recalled all its “Rock ‘n Play Sleeper” products after reports of more than 30 infant deaths.

          U.S. bill tackles social media 'dark patterns'      Comment   Translate Page      
Two U.S. senators introduced a bill to ban online social media companies like Facebook and Twitter from tricking consumers into giving up their personal data.

          Elon Musk's SpaceX sends world's most powerful rocket on first commercial flight      Comment   Translate Page      

Elon Musk's SpaceX sends world's most powerful rocket on first commercial flightThe 23-story-tall Heavy, which previously launched Musk’s cherry red Tesla roadster to space in a 2018 debut test flight, blasted off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center carrying its first customer payload. "T plus 33 seconds into flight, under the power of 5.1 million pounds of thrust, Falcon Heavy is headed to space," SpaceX launch commentator John Insprucker said on a livestream.



          Police open fire as vehicle rams Ukraine embassy car in London; no injuries      Comment   Translate Page      
Police in London opened fire outside the Ukrainian embassy on Saturday after a man rammed his vehicle into the ambassador's empty parked car at least twice before being arrested, officials said.

          UK parliament very likely to consider new Brexit referendum - Hammond      Comment   Translate Page      
The idea of a second Brexit referendum is very likely to be put before Britain's parliament again although the government remains opposed to any new plebiscite, the British finance minister said on Friday.

          Amid UK election talk, Thames Water adds nationalisation clause to bonds      Comment   Translate Page      
UK utility Thames Water has added a clause to its outstanding bonds ensuring lenders are paid back immediately should the company be nationalised, a move bankers say reflects growing unease about its status in the event of a Labour government.

          Highlights: Hammond talks about Brexit, the BoE and PM May's successor      Comment   Translate Page      
British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Friday it was very likely that the idea of a second Brexit referendum would be put to parliament at some point, but time was tight before October when Britain is due to leave the European Union.

          Brexit black hole: Divorce implosion, deal, or election?      Comment   Translate Page      
The United Kingdom now has until Oct. 31 to leave the European Union but the British political elite is still squabbling over how, when or if to Brexit.

          Brexit talks positive and constructive, Labour's McDonnell says      Comment   Translate Page      
Talks between Prime Minister Theresa May's government and the opposition Labour Party on Brexit are constructive and positive, Labour finance spokesman John McDonnell said on Friday.

          Watch out parliament, Farage warns at launch of new Brexit Party      Comment   Translate Page      
Nigel Farage, one of the leaders of a campaign to leave the European Union, launched a new Brexit Party on Friday, promising to put "the fear of God" into lawmakers he accused of betraying Britain's decision to quit the bloc.

          U.N. rights office says Assange must get fair trial      Comment   Translate Page      
The United Nations human rights office on Friday urged judicial authorities to ensure that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, currently in British custody and the subject of an extradition request from United States, gets a fair trial.

          Booker tries to jump-start presidential campaign      Comment   Translate Page      
U.S. Senator Cory Booker launched a two-week national tour on Saturday with a rally in his adopted hometown of Newark, New Jersey, aiming to put momentum behind a presidential campaign stuck in the middle of a growing pack of Democratic candidates.
          Small fire at Coachella caught on camera      Comment   Translate Page      
Video posted to social media accounts showed a small fire reportedly at a mobile shower unit at the Empire Polo Club grounds on the first night of the Coachella music festival in California. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
          Sudan's protests claim more top-level scalps      Comment   Translate Page      
Sudan has its third leader in as many days. Military interim leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Abdelrahman has promised protesters they'll soon have a civilian government after three decades of autocratic rule under Omar al-Bashir.
          Fisher-Price recalls sleepers after reports of death      Comment   Translate Page      
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Friday that toymaker Fisher-Price has voluntarily recalled all its “Rock ‘n Play Sleeper” products after reports of more than 30 infant deaths.
          Trump floats moving migrants to 'sanctuary cities'      Comment   Translate Page      
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was considering sending illegal immigrants in the country to so-called sanctuary cities, as he castigated Democrats who have opposed his attempts to build a wall along the border with Mexico and other moves to discourage immigration.
          Golf-McIlroy's grand slam bid on life support at Masters      Comment   Translate Page      
Rory McIlroy's quest to complete the career grand slam at this year's Masters was on life support after the misfiring Northern Irishman failed to make a move during his third round on Saturday.

          FEATURE-Golf-If you have the green, Masters treasure is now a click away      Comment   Translate Page      
There was a time when getting your hands on Masters merchandise was nearly as difficult and rewarding as winning a Green Jacket.

          CORRECTED-Golf-Woods in spotlight as Augusta set for day of Masters drama      Comment   Translate Page      
Augusta National was bracing for the return of Tiger-mania on Saturday with Tiger Woods going toe-to-toe against an all-star leaderboard in what is expected to be an extraordinary day of golfing theatre.

          UPDATE 3-PGA Tour Masters Tournament Scores      Comment   Translate Page      
Apr 13 (OPTA) - Scores from the PGA Tour Masters Tournament on Friday -7 Jason Day (Australia) 70 67 Brooks Koepka (USA) 66 71 Francesco Molinari (Italy) 70 67 Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) 71 66 Adam Scott (Australia) 69 68 -6 Justin Harding (South Africa) 69 69 Dustin Johnson (USA) 68 70 Xander Schauffele (USA) 73 65 Tiger Woods (USA) 70 68 -5 Ia

          The Legal Narrative Funnel That's Being Used To Extradite Assange      Comment   Translate Page      

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com,

Isn’t it interesting how an Ecuadorian “asylum conditions” technicality, a UK bail technicality, and a US whistleblowing technicality all just so happened to converge in a way that just so happens to look exactly the same as imprisoning a journalist for telling the truth?

Following the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, top UK officials all began simultaneously piping the following exact phrase into public consciousness: “No one is above the law.”

“This goes to show that in the United Kingdom, no one is above the law,” Prime Minister Theresa May told parliament after Assange’s arrest.

“Julian Assange is no hero and no one is above the law,” tweeted Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

“Nearly 7 years after entering the Ecuadorean Embassy, I can confirm Julian Assange is now in police custody and rightly facing justice in the UK. I would like to thank Ecuador for its cooperation and @metpoliceuk for its professionalism. No one is above the law,” tweeted Home Secretary Sajid Javid.

Over and over again that phrase showed up to be unquestioningly re-bleated by the human livestock known as the British press in all their reporting on the Assange case: No one is above the law. No one is above the law. No one is above the law. Something tells me they really want people to know that, with regard to Julian Assange, no one is above the law.

But what is “the law” in this particular case? What they are constantly referring to as “the law” with regard to Assange is in fact nothing more than a combination of ridiculous bureaucratic technicalities which can be (and have been) interpreted very differently, but are now instead being interpreted in a way which just so happens to lead to a truth-telling journalist being locked in a cage, awaiting extradition to the same government which tortured Chelsea Manning.

Now, the US is a Free Democracy™. When you are a Free Democracy™, you can’t just go around imprisoning journalists willy nilly simply for telling the truth about your government. That’s something other countries do, bad countries, the kind of country the US routinely invades in order to help spread Freedom and Democracy™. The US would never do that. But it would diddle a bunch of narratives in such a way that just so happens to achieve exactly the same result.

As we discussed yesterday, the Trump administration’s extradition request is accompanied by criminal charges which are based on the same information which the Obama administration declined to charge Assange for, a point which has been discussed in more detail in a new article by The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald and Micah Lee. The Obama administration looked at the evidence and concluded that there was no way to charge Assange with anything without endangering press freedoms, then the Trump administration looked at literally the exact same evidence and said screw press freedoms, we’re going after him. They wanted to punish Assange and show the world what happens to a journalist who exposes US war crimes, so they changed the narrative to make it happen.

But they couldn’t extradite Assange from the UK if the British government didn’t legally have Assange in custody.

To get around this problem, the UK, which is functionally just a province within the US-centralized empire, used a bail technicality to justify his arrest. After the Swedish government decided to drop its sexual assault investigation without issuing any charges, Assange’s legal team attempted last year to get a British arrest warrant dropped for a bail violation which went into effect when the WikiLeaks founder took political asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy. The judge in that case, Emma Arbuthnot, just happens to be married to former Tory junior Defence Minister and government whip James Arbuthnot, who served as director of Security Intelligence Consultancy SC Strategy Ltd with a former head of MI6. Lady Arbuthnot denied Assange’s request with extreme vitriol, despite his argument that British law does have provisions which allow for the time he’d already served under functional house arrest to count toward far more time than would be served for violating bail. The British government kept police stationed outside the embassy at taxpayers’ expense with orders to arrest Assange on sight.

But they couldn’t arrest Assange as long as he had legal political asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy.

To get around that problem, Ecuador’s new president Lenin Moreno found himself being courted by the US government, meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and reportedly discussing Assange after US Democratic senators petitioned Pence to push for Moreno to revoke political asylum. The New York Times reported last year that in 2017 Paul Manafort met with Moreno and offered to broker a deal where Ecuador could receive debt relief aid in exchange for handing Assange over, and just last month Ecuador ended up receiving a 4.2 billion dollar loan from the Washington-based IMF. And then, lo and behold, we just so happen to see Ecuador justifying the revocation of political asylum under the absurd claim that Assange had violated conditions that were only recently invented, using narratives that were based on wild distortions and outright lies.

In this way a kind of narrative funnel was created, funneling Assange from the embassy to British police on the imaginary narrative that Assange had violated asylum conditions and that he needs to serve time for a bail violation, which in turn allows for Assange to be funneled from the UK into the US on the imaginary narrative that he broke some kind of law by trying to help Chelsea Manning cover her tracks and avoid detection, which is all made possible by the fact that the government of Australia (another province in the US-centralized empire) has refused to provide any protection for its citizen. And the end result just so happens to look the same as what you see when a journalist tries to expose malfeasance in an overtly totalitarian government.

This is called Nice Guy Fascism. With a little narrative manipulation you get to act just like a brutal totalitarian regime and then say it’s not because you’re a brutal totalitarian regime, it’s because you’re deeply deeply concerned about the adherence to a specific interpretation of the bureaucratic technicalities of bail protocol. No one is above the law. No one is above the law. No one is above the law.

They keep saying “No one is above the law,” but what they really mean is “No one is safe from the law.” Our rulers are using Assange to show that they can get anyone who tells the truth about them, even if there are laws and policies in place which ostensibly prohibit that.

Manipulators love the rule of law, because they are able to twist it toward their infernal ends. It’s always possible to squint at laws in such a way that it allows them to be interpreted to the benefit of the powerful, which is why lawyers are often horrible human beings. All the most horrific things that have been done throughout the history of civilization have been carried out not by criminals but by law-abiding citizens, because they were perfectly legal under the ruling governments of that time. Genocide, slavery, torture, the use of the atomic bomb: all perfectly legal and state-sanctioned in their time.

They want you looking at “the rule of law”. They want you fixated on it. But really “the rule of law” is nothing other than a series of mental narratives which are treated as reality by existing power structures. Assange is a prisoner by narrative, because he punched holes in the authorized narratives of the powerful. Whoever controls the narrative controls the world.

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          UAE welcomes new head of Sudan's transitional military council      Comment   Translate Page      
The United Arab Emirates welcomed the new head of Sudan's transitional military council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Abdelrahman, state news agency (WAM) reported on Saturday.

          Tornado hits small Texas town, seven reported hurt      Comment   Translate Page      
At least seven people were hurt and the small east Texas town of Franklin sustained major damage on Saturday when a tornado touched down amid severe thunderstorms in the region, police and local media said.

          Cuban president calls for strengthened defenses, economy in response to Trump threats      Comment   Translate Page      
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel accused the Trump administration on Saturday of dragging relations with the United States to their worst level in decades and called on Cubans to strengthen the Communist-run country's defenses and economy.

          'Accountability and transparency' in central banking? Not until news organizations attempt journalism      Comment   Translate Page      

2:50p ET Saturday, April 13, 2019

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Central banks get away with the flaming hypocrisy illustrated below because mainstream news organizations don't dare to put a critical question to them.

Here, if David Lawder and Leika Kihara of Reuters were serious journalists, and their editor, Paul Simao, had the wit for his job, someone from Reuters would have asked the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde -- in the name of the "accountability, transparency, and effective communication" she purported to be advocating -- to identify the markets in which her member central banks are surreptitiously trading and when they are surreptitiously trading, and to explain the objectives of their surreptitious trading.

... Dispatch continues below ...



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How easy it would be for any news organization to show central bankers up and shut them up. A single critical question would do it, but there isn't one in all of Earthly journalism.

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IMF Chief Calls for Central Bank Accountability, Communication

By David Lawder and Leika Kihara
Editing by Paul Simao
Reuters
Saturday, April 13, 2019

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-imf-worldbank-lagarde/imf-chief-calls...

WASHINGTON -- International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said today accountability, transparency, and effective communication were key components for central banks to be credible in delivering their mandates.

"Independence has served them well in the course of time and will continue to do so," Lagarde said at a news conference when asked whether some central banks were facing threats to their independence in setting monetary policy.

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          追加緩和の余地が全くないということはない=黒田日銀総裁      Comment   Translate Page      
日銀の黒田東彦総裁は、景気を下支えするための追加緩和政策について、「これ以上緩和の余地がまったくないということはない」との認識を示した。必要に応じて追加措置を検討する考えも併せて示した。20カ国・地域(G20)財務相・中央銀行総裁会議閉幕後の12日(日本時間13日)、米ワシントンで記者団に語った。

          金正恩氏、3回目の米朝会談に応じる用意 「米の態度適切なら」      Comment   Translate Page      
北朝鮮の最高指導者、金正恩(キム・ジョンウン)朝鮮労働党委員長は、米国の態度が適切なら3回目の米朝首脳会談に応じてもよいとの考えを示した。国営朝鮮中央通信(KCNA)が報じた。

          米民主ウォーレン議員、FRB理事候補ムーア氏非難 「能力欠く」      Comment   Translate Page      
民主党のエリザベス・ウォーレン上院議員は12日、トランプ米大統領が連邦準備理事会(FRB)理事に指名する意向を示している保守系経済評論家のスティーブン・ムーア氏について、能力に欠けると非難した。

          NY市場サマリー(12日)      Comment   Translate Page      
<為替> ドルがユーロに対して弱含んだ。トレーダーらによると、邦銀が独銀から 航空機ファイナンス関連事業を買収する計画に伴う需要が見込まれ、ユーロが急伸した可 能性があるという。 ユーロは対ドルで0.4%高の1.1295ドルと先月26日以来の高値を付 けた。 中国経済安定化の兆しや好発進した米企業決算を受け、よりリスクが高いとされる資 産への需要が高まった。ドルの対ユーロ相場は週間で4週間ぶりの大幅安を記録した。 三菱UFJフィナンシャル・グループ(MUFG)は先月、傘下の三菱UF J銀行が独DVBバンクから航空機ファイナンス関連事業を買収することで合意したと発 表。貸出債権56億ユーロとその他事業基盤を譲り受ける。年内に譲渡を完了させる。[n L3N20O366] 中国の3月貿易統計はドル建て輸出が前年比14.2%増加、伸びは5カ月ぶりの高 水準となった。ドイツが経済成長率予測を下方修正する見通しとも伝わった 。こうした背景から投資家のリスク選好意欲が強まったとアナリストらは指 摘。2月のユーロ圏鉱工業

          米国株式市場=ダウ269ドル高、JPモルガンの好決算で安心買い      Comment   Translate Page      
米国株式市場は、ダウ平均株価が2 69ドル値上がりするなど全般的に堅調な動きとなった。米銀JPモルガン・チェース<J PM.N>の好決算を受け企業業績への不安が和らいだ。 S&P総合500種指数は昨年9月に付けた終値での最高値まで約1%に迫っ た。S&P500トータル・リターン・インデックスは最高値を更新。ダウ平均 やナスダック総合指数も最高値まで約1.5%に迫った。 JPモルガンは4.7%高。第1・四半期(1─3月)決算は、インフレが抑制され る中、消費者および企業信頼感が力強く推移したことが追い風となり、利益が予想を上回 った。大手米銀の先陣を切って四半期決算を発表したJPモルガンが好調だったことで、 成長鈍化が重しになるとの懸念が払拭された。 レノックス・ウエルスアドバイザーズ(ニューヨーク)のデービッド・カーター最高 投資責任者(CIO)は「JPモルガンの事業は経済全般と密接に関わっており、好決算 が意味するものは大きい」と指摘した。 リフィニティブの調べによると、1ー3月期のS&P50

          米FBのザッカーバーグCEO、18年報酬は2260万ドル      Comment   Translate Page      
米フェイスブックのマーク・ザッカーバーグ最高経営責任者(CEO)の2018年報酬は2260万ドルだったことが、米証券取引委員会(SEC)に提出した資料で12日明らかになった。

          米金融・債券市場=利回り3週間ぶり高水準、中国指標好調でリスク選好度改善      Comment   Translate Page      
米東部時間 価格 利回り コード 30年債(指標 17時05分 100*16.00 2.9745% <US30YT=RR 銘柄) > 前営業日終 101*08.00 2.9370% 値 10年債(指標 17時05分 100*17.50 2.5615% <US10YT=RR 銘柄) > 前営業日終 101*01.50 2.5040% 値 5年債

          〔表〕NY外為市場=対ドル/各国通貨相場(12日)      Comment   Translate Page      
円 112.02/112.03 ユーロ 1.1300/1.1305 スイスフラン 1.0022/1.0026 英ポンド 1.3081/1.3086 カナダドル 1.3320/1.3324 オーストラリ 0.7171/0.7174 アドル ニュージーラ 0.6760/0.6764 ンドドル メキシコペソ 18.7508/18.7658 デンマークク 6.6059/6.6069 ローネ ノルウェーク 8.4869/8.4919 ローネ スウェーデン 9.2691/9.2721 クローナ シンガポール 1.3526/1.3531 ドル 香港ドル 7.8427/7.8430 インドルピー 69.1800/69.2000 (リフィニティブデータに基づいています)

          NY外為市場=ユーロ上昇、邦銀の事業買収で需要期待      Comment   Translate Page      
ドル/円 NY終 112.02/112.03 値 始値 111.94 高値 112.09 安値 111.87 ユーロ/ドル N 1.1300/1.1305 Y終値 始値 1.1311 高値 1.1325 安値 1.1293 終盤のニューヨーク外為市場では、ドルがユーロに対して弱含んだ 。トレーダーらによると、邦銀が独銀から航空機ファイナンス関連事業 を買収する計画に伴う需要が見込まれ、ユーロが急伸した可能性がある という。 ユーロは対ドルで0.4%高の1.1295ドルと先月26 日以来の高値を付けた。 中国経済安定化の兆しや好発進した米企業決算を受け、よりリスク が

          原油先物1%高、需給引き締まり観測や良好な中国経済指標で      Comment   Translate Page      
米国時間の取引で原油先物は1%高。ベネズエラやイランに対する米国の制裁やリビアでの紛争により需給が引き締まるとの見方が広がった。また中国の上向きな経済指標も原油需要に対する懸念の後退につながった。

          Mnuchin says hopes U.S.-China trade talks nearing 'final round'      Comment   Translate Page      
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday a U.S.-China trade agreement would go "way beyond" previous efforts to open China's markets to U.S. companies and hoped that the two sides were "close to the final round" of negotiations.

          Tornado hits small Texas town, seven reported hurt      Comment   Translate Page      
At least seven people were hurt and the small east Texas town of Franklin sustained major damage on Saturday when a tornado touched down amid severe thunderstorms in the region, police and local media said.

          Indigenous community ends blockade of Peru's Las Bambas copper mine      Comment   Translate Page      
Las Bambas mine, one of Peru's largest copper producers, resumed copper transports on Saturday after indigenous communities ended a more than two-month blockade of a key highway, the company said.

          UPDATE 1-Mnuchin says hopes U.S.-China trade talks nearing 'final round'      Comment   Translate Page      
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday a U.S.-China trade agreement would go "way beyond" previous efforts to open China's markets to U.S. companies and hoped that the two sides were "close to the final round" of negotiations.

          WRAPUP 3-Trade rows cloud global economy as officials fret over slowdown      Comment   Translate Page      
Trade disputes and tighter financial conditions are among the top threats to a slowing world economy, global finance officials said on Saturday, urging countries to take steps to shore up growth.

          UPDATE 1-SNB's Jordan sees room for more intervention if needed      Comment   Translate Page      
Swiss monetary policy is appropriate for now, but policymakers still have room to lower already negative interest rates further or use other policies if necessary, Swiss National Bank Chairman Thomas Jordan said on Saturday.

          Mnuchin says hopes U.S.-China trade talks nearing 'final round'      Comment   Translate Page      
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday a U.S.-China trade agreement would go "way beyond" previous efforts to open China's markets to U.S. companies and hoped that the two sides were "close to the final round" of negotiations.

          UPDATE 1-ECB's Draghi worried about Fed's independence      Comment   Translate Page      
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi expressed concern on Saturday about the U.S. Federal Reserve's independence, warning that a loss of its autonomy could undermine the credibility of policy.

          Euro zone recovery later this year still plausible -Draghi      Comment   Translate Page      
Many of the global factors weighing on euro zone growth appear to be waning, keeping alive expectations for a recovery in the second half of the year, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Saturday.

          UPDATE 2-U.S. House panel chairman gives IRS April 23 deadline on Trump taxes      Comment   Translate Page      
U.S. congressional Democrats on Saturday headed for a showdown with the Internal Revenue Service over President Donald Trump's tax returns, setting a new hard deadline of April 23 for the federal tax agency to hand the documents over to lawmakers.

          UPDATE 1-Italy's Mediaset, ProSiebenSat.1 deny merger talks      Comment   Translate Page      
Italian media group Mediaset and its German rival ProSiebenSat.1 Media denyied a media report on Saturday that they were in merger talks.

          Golf-Simpson and Cantlay flirt with Masters course record      Comment   Translate Page      
Webb Simpson and Patrick Cantlay grazed the Masters course record on Saturday, each posting an eight-under par 64 at Augusta National, just one stroke shy of the best-ever 63.

          Golf-Final round tee times brought forward at Masters      Comment   Translate Page      
Tee times have been brought forward for the final round at the Masters on Sunday in an effort to beat expected bad weather at Augusta National.

          Golf-McIlroy's grand slam bid on life support at Masters      Comment   Translate Page      
Rory McIlroy's quest to complete the career grand slam at this year's Masters was on life support after the misfiring Northern Irishman failed to make a move during his third round on Saturday.

          UPDATE 1-Golf-Finau rockets into Masters lead with blistering front nine      Comment   Translate Page      
Tony Finau threw his hat into the Green Jacket ring on Saturday, stealing the early third round lead at the Masters with a record-equalling outward nine to jump to the top of a leaderboard packed with major winners.

          FEATURE-Golf-If you have the green, Masters treasure is now a click away      Comment   Translate Page      
There was a time when getting your hands on Masters merchandise was nearly as difficult and rewarding as winning a Green Jacket.

          CORRECTED-Golf-Woods in spotlight as Augusta set for day of Masters drama      Comment   Translate Page      
Augusta National was bracing for the return of Tiger-mania on Saturday with Tiger Woods going toe-to-toe against an all-star leaderboard in what is expected to be an extraordinary day of golfing theatre.

          UPDATE 3-PGA Tour Masters Tournament Scores      Comment   Translate Page      
Apr 13 (OPTA) - Scores from the PGA Tour Masters Tournament on Friday -7 Jason Day (Australia) 70 67 Brooks Koepka (USA) 66 71 Francesco Molinari (Italy) 70 67 Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) 71 66 Adam Scott (Australia) 69 68 -6 Justin Harding (South Africa) 69 69 Dustin Johnson (USA) 68 70 Xander Schauffele (USA) 73 65 Tiger Woods (USA) 70 68 -5 Ia

          Mnuchin says hopes U.S.-China trade talks nearing 'final round' - Reuters      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. Mnuchin says hopes U.S.-China trade talks nearing 'final round'  Reuters
  2. Mnuchin Says U.S. Open to Facing Penalties in China Trade Deal  Bloomberg
  3. Mnuchin Says Trade Talks Near Final Round  The Wall Street Journal
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          Draghi, in Rare Move, Sounds Concern Over Fed's Independence - Bloomberg      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. Draghi, in Rare Move, Sounds Concern Over Fed's Independence  Bloomberg
  2. ECB's Draghi worried about Fed's independence  Reuters
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          THE REVEALING THING IS HE THINKS IT A THREAT:      Comment   Translate Page      
U.S. mayors decry Trump sanctuary city threat, 'prepared to welcome' migrants (Reuters, 4/12/19) 

Democratic U.S. mayors said on Friday their cities would welcome illegal immigrants, dismissing President Donald Trump's threats to transport people detained at the border to "sanctuary cities" as illustrating the White House's callous approach to the issue.

          SELF-DETERMINATION DOESN'T MEAN A JUNTA:      Comment   Translate Page      
Head of Sudan's military council steps down, a day after Bashir toppled (Khalid Abdelaziz, 4/12/19, Reuters) 

Sudan's defense minister stepped down abruptly on Friday as head of the country's transitional ruling military council after only a day in the post, as protesters demanded quicker political change following President Omar al-Bashir's ouster by the armed forces.

          Reuters: Μέσα στο Σαββατοκύριακο η συμφωνία για τα δάνεια του ΔΝΤ - [Star.gr]      Comment   Translate Page      
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Η Ελλάδα επιδιώκει να συνάψει συμφωνία αυτό το Σαββατοκύριακο για να αποπληρώσει πρόωρα περίπου τα μισά δάνεια που έλαβε από το Διεθνές Νομισματικό Ταμείο, σε μία προσπάθεια να μειώσει το χρέος της, σύμφωνα με το Reuters. "Η αποπληρωμή στο ΔΝΤ θα συμφωνηθεί αυτό το Σαββατοκύριακο", δήλωσε...


          Δασμούς σε αμερικανικά προϊόντα, αξίας 20 δισ. ευρώ, εξετάζει η Ε.Ε. - [Kerdos.gr]      Comment   Translate Page      
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Έτοιμη να επιβάλει αντισταθμιστικούς δασμούς σε αμερικανικά προϊόντα, αξίας 20 δισεκατομμυρίων ευρώ, φέρεται να βρίσκεται η Ευρωπαϊκή Επιτροπή, εν μέσω της διαμάχης Βρυξελλών - Ουάσιγκτον για τις επιχορηγήσεις στην Airbus. Αξιωματούχος της Κομισιόν, μιλώντας στο Reuters, επιβεβαίωσε ότι η Ε.Ε.


          Caito Foods recalls fresh cut melon over Salmonella outbreak - [Sepe.gr]      Comment   Translate Page      
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An Indianapolis food company has voluntarily recalled fresh cut melon produced at its facility after reports of nearly 100 illnesses tied to Salmonella contamination. Δείτε περισσότερα: Reuters.com


          UPDATE 1-No further cut to Pemex credit rating expected -Mexican minister - [Sepe.gr]      Comment   Translate Page      
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Mexican Finance Minister Carlos Urzua said on Saturday he does not expect rating agencies to further downgrade the credit rating of state-owned energy company Pemex. Δείτε περισσότερα: Reuters.com


          Indigenous community ends blockade of Peru's Las Bambas copper mine - [Sepe.gr]      Comment   Translate Page      
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Las Bambas mine, one of Peru's largest copper producers, resumed copper transports on Saturday after indigenous communities ended a more than two-month blockade of a key highway, the company said. Δείτε περισσότερα: Reuters.com


          RPT-Chevron's Anadarko deal to pressure U.S. shale producers to explore sales - [Sepe.gr]      Comment   Translate Page      
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By David French, Jessica Resnick-Ault and Devika Krishna Kumar Δείτε περισσότερα: Reuters.com


          Sudan's Military Says It Has Taken Control And Arrested President Omar Al-Bashir      Comment   Translate Page      
After nearly 30 years in power, Bashir is removed from power and detained by his own military. 


Sudan's Military Says It Has Taken Control And Arrested President Omar Al-Bashir

By James Doubek, Laurel Wamsley | NPR

A military council has taken control of Sudan and arrested its longtime president, Omar al-Bashir, the country's military said Thursday. The move comes after opposition protesters recently gained new momentum in demanding al-Bashir leave office.

Sudan's defense minister, Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf, said the "regime" had been removed and its head arrested, as he announced the coup in a televised statement.

The minister said a transitional military council will rule the country for two years before any democratic elections will take place.

Sudan awoke early to word from the state news agency that the military would be making an announcement — news that sent thousands of people flooding to the site where protesters have been calling for al-Bashir's ouster for months.

There has been so much anticipation for this moment, NPR's Halima Gikandi reports, that "some people were cheering but not really knowing what they were cheering for, and what was going to happen." In one sign of change, activists said many of their colleagues had been released from state prisons.

or protesters, the moment is bittersweet. Their primary demand has been for al-Bashir to step down. But their second demand was for a transitional government to move the country toward a democracy — and on Thursday, there were no indications of that happening.

The woman who has become an icon of the protests, Alaa Salah, tweeted that the military's announcement was unacceptable: "The people do not want a transitional military council. Change will not happen with Bashir's entire regime hoodwinking Sudanese civilians through a military coup. We want a civilian council to head the transition."

It's unclear what will happen next, but many Sudanese fear a military takeover. And with a number of military forces and government agencies now free to assert themselves, the political picture seems more complicated than ever.

"On one hand, you have the army, which in the past few days has been seeming to protect protesters," Gikandi explains. "And on the other hand, you have the national intelligence agency, which has been known to have done human rights violations. So what does it mean now for demonstrators to be seeing that the military is taking over, and installing a two-year transitional government, consisting of all of those various intelligence agencies?"

The opposition protests began in December over the price of bread, after the government ended subsidies. But the demonstrations soon spread to political concerns, and protesters demanded al-Bashir's ouster. Since Saturday, tens of thousands have maintained a protest vigil near the military headquarters in Sudan's capital, Khartoum.

The country's armed forces have been deployed around the capital's main roads and bridges, the BBC reports, and the city's main airport is closed.

The Sudanese Professionals Association, the civil society group that has led protests since December, had called on residents to mobilize on Thursday for a sit-in. The group tweeted that the military leadership must "hand over power to the people."

Sudan's current crisis "cannot be addressed through another military coup," the group said. The SPA called for protests to continue until power is handed over to a civil transitional government.

"We will not accept Bashir's aides as part of the new situation," protester Mohamed Adam told Reuters. "Those people have killed protesters."

Media reports say the current swell of protesters is largely peaceful. The SPA said it advocated a peaceful "approach to revolution and change."

Sudanese security forces killed at least 14 people on Tuesday, NPR previously reported. But according to the BBC, the army stepped in to protect protesters from at least two attacks by forces loyal to al-Bashir.

His ouster comes just a week after Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned, following weeks of mass protests against his 20-year rule. Since 2011, a number of the Arab world's longest-serving leaders have lost power: Tunisia's Ben Ali, Libya's Moammar Gadhafi, Yemen's Ali Abdullah Saleh, Egypt's Hosni Mubarak, and now Bouteflika and al-Bashir.

Now all eyes are on the Sudanese military, which has a long history of coups in the country.

Sudan gained independence from the U.K. and Egypt in 1956. Just two years later, chief of staff Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Abboud took power in a bloodless coup.

Riots and strikes in 1964 led to the military giving up control.

But Col. Gaafar Muhammad Nimeiri led a second military coup in 1969, according to the U.S. State Department's history. Nimeiri became prime minister, and the military banned political parties and dissolved parliament. He survived multiple coup attempts before succumbing to another military coup in 1985.

Gen. Abdel Rahman Swar al-Dahab led the military overthrow of Nimeiri in that coup. This time the military handed over power to a civilian government of Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi after elections in 1986.

Al-Mahdi only lasted three years in power afterward. Al-Bashir, with the support of military officers and an Islamist political party, took power as leader of a junta in his own coup on June 30, 1989.

Al-Bashir had been in power almost 30 years. The International Criminal Court in the Hague issued warrants for al-Bashir's arrest in 2009 and 2010 for genocide and crimes against humanity in Sudan's Darfur region.

But those arrest warrants have not been carried out, with al-Bashir traveling to South Africa in 2015 and Chad in 2010 and returning home.

          Ai Weiwei recorda estudantes desaparecidos no México      Comment   Translate Page      

Um milhão de peças de Lego contra o esquecimento: no México, o artista chinês Ai Weiwei expõe, em trabalho artístico, um monumento aos 43 alunos mortos no massacre de Iguala. Obra de Ai Weiwei recriou os rostos de 43 jovens que estão desaparecidos desde uma ação policial há quase cinco anos. Edgard Garrido/Reuters Com um milhão de tijolos coloridos de Lego, Ai Weiwei, artista chinês exilado em Berlim, recriou os rostos de 43 jovens de Ayotzinapa que estão desaparecidos desde uma ação policial há quase cinco anos. O mural faz parte da exposição Restablecer memorias, aberta neste sábado (13) no Museu Universitário de Arte Contemporânea (MUAC), na Cidade do México. Com seu trabalho artístico, Ai Weiwei disse querer lembrar as vítimas da violência. "O autoconhecimento é baseado na memória", disse o artista de 61 anos. "O vazio é um insulto à dignidade do ser humano e pode ser a fonte de raiva e violência." O mural é acompanhado por uma videoinstalação com entrevistas de parentes, policiais e autoridades mexicanas. O sequestro dos estudantes provocou uma avalanche de indignação em todo o mundo. Os 43 alunos de uma faculdade em Ayotzinapa, no sul do país, desapareceram em setembro de 2014 quando queriam viajar para participar de uma manifestação na Cidade do México. De acordo com a Procuradoria-Geral mexicana, o grupo foi levado para o estado de Guerrero, no sul, por policiais corruptos e entregues à gangue de drogas Guerreros Unidos. Eles teriam sido considerados membros de uma facção hostil pela gangue, que os matou num depósito de lixo e depois queimou os seus corpos. Peritos independentes da Comissão Interamericana de Direitos Humanos duvidam dos resultados das investigações oficiais, que foram marcadas por negligências e tentativas de encobrimento. O governo foi criticado internacionalmente devido ao tratamento lento dado ao caso. Os críticos também veem uma conexão entre o Estado e o crime organizado. Ai Weiwei posa para fotógrafos na abertura da exposição, na quinta-feira (11) Edgard Garrido/Reuters Na abertura da exposição, Ai Weiwei disse que o tema o comoveu não apenas como artista, mas também como ser humano. "Quando se ouve que alguém está sendo maltratado, que o filho do seu vizinho nunca mais voltará, e depois de quatro anos, o governo ainda não esclareceu o caso – que tipo de governo é esse? Em que tipo de sociedade vivemos?", indagou Ai. Em seu país de origem, a China, Ai se posicionou repetidamente de forma crítica ao governo em Pequim, o que o levou à prisão por certo tempo. Em relação à escolha do material para o seu mais recente trabalho, ele disse que sempre entendeu o Lego como um meio "democrático". "Qualquer um pode usá-lo, todo mundo reconhece", disse o artista. Além disso, Ai Weiwei afirmou que lhe agrada o fato de as peças individuais de seus retratos o lembrarem de pixels de computador.
          New military council leader promises civilian government for Sudan      Comment   Translate Page      
The new head of Sudan's military council said on Saturday a civilian government would be formed after consultations with the opposition and promised the transition period would last for a maximum of two years.

          UAE welcomes new head of Sudan's transitional military council      Comment   Translate Page      
The United Arab Emirates welcomed the new head of Sudan's transitional military council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Abdelrahman, state news agency (WAM) reported on Saturday.

          Brazil president raises eyebrows saying Holocaust can be forgiven      Comment   Translate Page      
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro drew veiled rebukes from Israel on Saturday after saying the Nazi genocide of the Jews during World War Two could be forgiven.

          Cuban president calls for strengthened defences, economy in response to Trump threats      Comment   Translate Page      
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel accused the Trump administration on Saturday of dragging relations with the United States to their worst level in decades and called on Cubans to strengthen the Communist-run country's defences and economy.

          Saudi Arabia backs Sudanese military council moves, announces aid package      Comment   Translate Page      
Saudi Arabia said on Saturday it backed steps announced by Sudan's transitional military council and announced an aid package to Sudan that includes wheat, petroleum products, and medicine, Saudi state news agency (SPA) said.

          Trade rows cloud global economy as officials fret over slowdown      Comment   Translate Page      
Trade disputes and tighter financial conditions are among the top threats to a slowing world economy, global finance officials said on Saturday, urging countries to take steps to shore up growth.

          Japan tells global finance leaders sales tax to rise as scheduled      Comment   Translate Page      
Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso on Saturday pledged to global finance leaders that Tokyo will forge ahead with a scheduled sales tax hike in October, even as weakening global growth darkened the outlook for the export-reliant economy.

          Gunfire heard outside Sudanese Defence Ministry was celebratory - witnesses      Comment   Translate Page      
Gunfire that was heard outside the Sudanese Defence Ministry in the capital Khartoum on Saturday turned out to be celebratory, witnesses said.

          New Palestinian government sworn in amid factional tensions      Comment   Translate Page      
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday swore in a new government headed by a loyalist from his dominant Fatah party, a move rejected by his Islamist rival Hamas as a blow to unity efforts.

          ECB's Draghi worried about Fed's independence      Comment   Translate Page      
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi expressed concern on Saturday about the U.S. Federal Reserve's independence, warning that a loss of its autonomy could undermine the credibility of policy.

          Police open fire as vehicle rams Ukraine embassy car in London; no injuries      Comment   Translate Page      
Police in London opened fire outside the Ukrainian embassy on Saturday after a man rammed his vehicle into the ambassador's empty parked car at least twice before being arrested, officials said.

          U.S. House panel chairman gives IRS April 23 deadline on Trump taxes      Comment   Translate Page      
U.S. congressional Democrats on Saturday headed for a showdown with the Internal Revenue Service over President Donald Trump's tax returns, setting a new hard deadline of April 23 for the federal tax agency to hand the documents over to lawmakers.

          Thousands rally in Belgrade to protest against Serbian president      Comment   Translate Page      
Thousands of anti-government protesters gathered in Belgrade on Saturday to press demands for an end to the rule of President Aleksandar Vucic and his Progressive Party, greater media freedom and free and fair elections.

          Head of Sudan's rapid support forces appointed deputy head of transitional military council      Comment   Translate Page      
The head of Sudan's rapid support forces, General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo known by his nickname Hemeti, was appointed deputy of Sudan's transitional military council, Sudanese state TV said on Saturday.

          Eastern Libya parliament head says forces will push Tripoli campaign      Comment   Translate Page      
Eastern Libyan forces will pursue their advance on the capital Tripoli, the head of the eastern parliament in the divided country said on Saturday, despite international calls for a halt in an offensive that risks causing many civilian casualties.

          Clashes erupt in yellow vest protests as Macron prepares policy response      Comment   Translate Page      
Yellow vest demonstrators clashed with riot police in the French city of Toulouse on Saturday, even as President Emmanuel Macron prepared a series of policy announcements aimed at quelling 22 consecutive weekends of anti-government protests.

          Four EU countries to take rescued migrants after Med standoff      Comment   Translate Page      
Four European Union countries have agreed to take in 64 African migrants rescued by the German ship Alan Kurdi and stranded at sea for almost two weeks, the Maltese government announced on Saturday.

          IMF chief calls for central bank accountability, communication      Comment   Translate Page      
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Saturday accountability, transparency and effective communication were key components for central banks to be credible in delivering their mandates.

          Sudan political turmoil not affecting South Sudan oil flow - minister      Comment   Translate Page      
Political turmoil in Sudan has not affected oil flow from neighboring South Sudan, the latter's oil minister said on Saturday.

          Iraqi militias reject U.S. naming of Iran's Guards as terrorist group      Comment   Translate Page      
A group of Iraq's Shi'ite militia groups said on Saturday that they strongly rejected the designation of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) as a terrorist organisation by the United States.

          Gobierno de México apoya Pemex con 5 mil millones de dólares      Comment   Translate Page      
El presidente de México se propuso recuperar la empresa petrolera y que esta se convierta en el primer objetivo de trabajo. | Foto: Reuters...
          Arabia Saudita declara su apoyo al gobierno de transición de Sudán que derrocó al presidente Bashir      Comment   Translate Page      
Sudan TV / ReutersTV / Reuters Riad ha asegurado que "respalda las decisiones" del Consejo Militar de Sudán y está dispuesta a enviar...
          Pompeo acusa a Rusia de "intervenir" en Venezuela y recuerda que la opción militar de EE.UU. sigue sobre la mesa      Comment   Translate Page      
El secretario de Estado de EE.UU., Mike Pompeo Rodrigo Garrido / Reuters El secretario de Estado ha reiterado que la intervención armada de...
          Lavrov: "EE.UU. ha desempolvado la doctrina Monroe y amenaza con que después de Venezuela seguirán Cuba y Nicaragua"      Comment   Translate Page      
El canciller ruso Serguéi Lavrov. Anton Vaganov / Reuters Moscú señala que Washington no abandona sus intentos de perpetrar una guerra...
          Trump asegura que la siguiente cumbre con Kim Jong-un "será buena"      Comment   Translate Page      
Kim Jong-un y Donald Trump durante su encuentro en Hanói, Vietnam, el 28 de febrero de 2019. Leah Millis / Reuters El presidente...
          Facebook gasta 22,6 millones de dólares para mantener a salvo a Mark Zuckerberg      Comment   Translate Page      
El director ejecutivo y fundador de Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg (izquierda) Leah Millis / Reuters Los gastos destinados a garantizar la...
          Lula se solidariza con Assange tras su arresto en Londres      Comment   Translate Page      
El PT recordó que la detención de Assange es contraria a tratados internacionales y viola la Constitución del Ecuador. | Foto: Reuters El...
          Russia finds Facebook failed to provide information on data-agencies      Comment   Translate Page      

Russia finds Facebook failed to provide information on data-agenciesA court in Russia fined Facebook on Friday for failing to tell authorities where it stores Russian user data, Russian news agencies reported, a ruling that highlights wrangling between tech giants and Moscow as it ramps up Internet controls. The court fined Facebook 3,000 roubles ($47) for not providing information in line with legislation that came into force in 2015 requiring social media companies to store user data on servers located in Russia. The only tools Moscow currently has to enforce its data rules are fines that often amount to small sums or blocking the offending online service, an option fraught with technical difficulties.



          Divisions au sein du parti présidentiel tunisien      Comment   Translate Page      
(zonebourse.com) TUNIS, 14 avril (Reuters) - Le parti laïque Nidaa Tounes, fondé par le président tunisien Béji Caïd Essebsi, a élu samedi deux chefs de file lors de deux congrès distincts, le symbole de divisions accrues au sein du parti au pouvoir alors que se tiendront en fin d'année les élections législatives et présidentielle. Un...
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          Mnuchin dit espérer que les négociations USA-Chine touchent à leur fin      Comment   Translate Page      
(zonebourse.com) WASHINGTON, 14 avril (Reuters) - Le secrétaire américain au Trésor, Steven Mnuchin, a déclaré samedi que les Etats-Unis et la Chine effectuaient des progrès dans leurs négociations commerciales et a dit avoir espoir que les deux camps se rapprochaient de leur ultime cycle de discussions. S'exprimant devant les...
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          Rafale-Paris a effacé une dette fiscale d'un proche de Modi-presse      Comment   Translate Page      
(zonebourse.com) (Actualisé avec ambassadeur de France en Inde §10-11, photo à disposition) PARIS, 14 avril (Reuters) - L'homme d'affaire indien Anil Ambani, proche du Premier ministre Narendra Modi, aurait bénéficié en 2015 de l'effacement de plus de 140 millions d'euros de dette fiscale par la France au moment où Paris négociait avec...
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          Les Français veulent des médecins à proximité et moins d'impôts      Comment   Translate Page      
(zonebourse.com) PARIS, 14 avril (Reuters) - Les Français placent en tête de leurs attentes après le "grand débat national" censé répondre au mouvement des "Gilets jaunes", une réindexation des petites retraites sur l'inflation et le retour de médecins dans les déserts médicaux, montre un sondage Ifop publié par le Journal du Dimanche. ...
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          Saudi Arabia Backs Sudanese Military Council, Vows Aid Package - Reports      Comment   Translate Page      
Riyadh has expressed its support to the Sudanese transitional military council and the latter's measures to stabilize the revolution-torn country, according to the Saudi state-run news agency, cited by Reuters.
          Maduro Allegedly Brands Bolsonaro ‘Hitler Imitator,’ Warns Against Invasion      Comment   Translate Page      
The Brazilian president claimed that if there was a military invasion in Venezuela, he would ask the country's parliament if Brazil should join, Reuters recently reported. According to him, Brazil and the US are trying to sow dissent within Venezuela’s army.
          White House considered releasing detained migrants in sanctuary cities: Washington Post      Comment   Translate Page      

White House considered releasing detained migrants in sanctuary cities: Washington PostWhite House officials have tried to pressure U.S. immigration authorities to release migrants detained at the border into so-called sanctuary cities such as San Francisco to retaliate against President Donald Trump's political adversaries, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. The Post, which reviewed emails on the issue and spoke to unnamed officials at the Department of Homeland Security, said the White House proposed the measure at least twice in the past six months.



          Multiple people shot outside nightclub in Australia: Sky News Australia      Comment   Translate Page      
Multiple people have been shot outside a nightclub in Australia and a large police presence was responding to the incident, Sky News Australia reported on Sunday.

          Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor says films can help drive change in Africa      Comment   Translate Page      
His latest film is based on the true story of a boy who helped save his Malawian village from drought by building a power-generating windmill from scrap. By Sarah Shearman. OXFORD, England, April 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - F ilms telling the stories of innovators in Africa have the power to....
          Booker tries to jump-start presidential campaign      Comment   Translate Page      
U.S. Senator Cory Booker launched a two-week national tour on Saturday with a rally in his adopted hometown of Newark, New Jersey, aiming to put momentum behind a presidential campaign stuck in the middle of a growing pack of Democratic candidates.

          Sudan's protests claim more top-level scalps      Comment   Translate Page      
Sudan has its third leader in as many days. Military interim leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Abdelrahman has promised protesters they'll soon have a civilian government after three decades of autocratic rule under Omar al-Bashir.

          Inside Buttigieg's breakout in the 2020 race      Comment   Translate Page      
Pete Buttigieg, the Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has stunned campaign veterans with his emergence from the 2020 ranks, even as he clashes with Vice President Mike Pence over his views on the LGBTQ community. Campaign reporter Jim Oliphant takes a look .

          Kim gives Trump to the end of the year to become more flexible      Comment   Translate Page      
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the breakdown in talks with the United States has raised the risks of reviving tensions, but he will only wait until the end of 2019 for the U.S. to change its approach, according to North Korean state media. Ed Giles reports.

          U.S. bill tackles social media 'dark patterns'      Comment   Translate Page      
Two U.S. senators introduced a bill to ban online social media companies like Facebook and Twitter from tricking consumers into giving up their personal data. Freddie Joyner reports.

          Trump floats moving migrants to 'sanctuary cities'      Comment   Translate Page      
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was considering sending illegal immigrants in the country to so-called sanctuary cities, as he castigated Democrats who have opposed his attempts to build a wall along the border with Mexico and other moves to discourage immigration. Lisa Bernhard reports.

          LEGO breaks record with image made up of Star Wars figurines      Comment   Translate Page      
Toy company LEGO has created an image of the helmet of the notorious Star Wars henchman, the Stormtrooper, made up entirely of their small Stormtrooper figurines. Rough cut - no reporter narraiton.

          Branson's wife "definitely will not be flying"      Comment   Translate Page      
British Billionaire Richard Branson and his spaceflight company Virgin Galactic aim to fly tourists into space as early as this summer. Branson sat down with Reuters to discuss his aspirations and his competitors and to explain why his wife "definitely will not be flying." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

          Pompeo lashes out at Russia, China on Venezuela      Comment   Translate Page      
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused China of aiding Venezuela's economic collapse and slammed the arrival of Russian troops in Venezuela, calling actions by both countries "hypocritical."

          Trump floats moving migrants to 'sanctuary cities'      Comment   Translate Page      
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was considering sending illegal immigrants in the country to so-called sanctuary cities, as he castigated Democrats who have opposed his attempts to build a wall along the border with Mexico and other moves to discourage immigration.

          Ecuador turns on Assange; U.S. charges him      Comment   Translate Page      
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was arrested after Ecuador revoked his citizenship, allowing him to be removed from its embassy in London. Now, the UK must decide what to do with him.

          Trump on WikiLeaks; then and now      Comment   Translate Page      
U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters on Thursday, "I know nothing about WikiLeaks. It's not my thing," despite a recorded history of referencing the group frequently throughout his campaign rallies, speeches and even presidential debates in 2016. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

          Assange should 'answer for what he has done': Clinton      Comment   Translate Page      
Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should 'answer for what he has done.' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

          Σουδάν: Οι διαδηλωτές θα συνεχίσουν την άσκηση πιέσεων για πολιτική διακυβέρνηση      Comment   Translate Page      
Σουδάν: Οι διαδηλωτές θα συνεχίσουν την άσκηση πιέσεων για πολιτική διακυβέρνηση

Διαδηλωτές στο Σουδάν δήλωσαν σήμερα ότι θα συνεχίσουν την άσκηση πιέσεων για πολιτική διακυβέρνηση, μετά την ξαφνική παραίτηση του υπουργού Άμυνας, ως προσωρινού ηγέτη της χώρας που ακολούθησε την πτώση του προέδρου Ομάρ αλ-Μπασίρ, μετά από τα 30 χρόνια της αυταρχικής παραμονής του στην εξουσία.

Ο υπουργός Άμυνας Αουάντ Ίμπν Αούφ παραιτήθηκε από την ηγεσία του μεταβατικού στρατιωτικού συμβουλίου, αργά χθες το βράδυ κι αφού παρέμεινε σε αυτήν την θέση μόλις για μία ημέρα, καθώς οι διαδηλωτές απαίτησαν ταχύτερη πολιτική αλλαγή.

Οι εξελίξεις προκάλεσαν πανηγυρισμούς χθες το βράδυ στους δρόμους του Χαρτούμ, όπου οι διαδηλωτές ξεχύθηκαν κρατώντας σημαίες, έχοντας φωτισμό από τα κινητά τηλέφωνά τους, ενώ οι κόρνες των αυτοκινήτων ηχούσαν δυνατά.

Οι διαδηλωτές φώναζαν: “Έπεσε κι ο δεύτερος!” Με σαφή δημόσια αναφορά στα πρόσωπα των Ιμπν Αούφ και Μπασίρ, όπως ανέφεραν στο Reuters αυτόπτες μάρτυρες των διαδηλώσεων.


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          Stealth Saga #46      Comment   Translate Page      
Sixth Generation Fighters:

The USAF NGAD/PCA has a proposed FY20 budget of $1B.  It had been predicted to be $1.2B.  The AETP engine often associated with the NGAD also received a budget of $870M.  The F-22 and F-35 both funded their engines internally, unlike the NGAD/PCA.  However, Jane's takes the stance the NGAD is being rethought.

The US Navy's Next Generation Fighter program is shifting from $5M in FY19 to a proposed $20M in FY20.

The US Navy will finish its AOA this summer for its 6th gen fighter.

Leonardo wants a role in Britain Tempest.

International interest in the British Tempest is growing.

The Franco-German FCAS may be a bad idea, or so goes one opinion.


FGFA (Pakistan):

Pakistan is outlining its plans for developing a 5th gen fighter.

Su-57:

Putin - goodness me - considers the Su-57 the best plane in the world.

The Russians have already created an export version of the Su-57.  They may be trying to export it to Turkey and China.

?!?!  The Russians are stating the first batch of Su-57s will be delivered to a frontline unit in 2019.

The Russians are refuting the Su-57 has been redeployed to Syria.

YF-23:

Why did the YF-23 lose to the YF-22 in the Advanced Tactical Fighter competition?  The only man to have flown both the F-22 and the YF-23 talks explains.

Model 401:

Scaled Composites' Model 401 is on the east coast at a Navy flight test facility.  Why?

F-117:

The F-117 has been out flying about (with a plexiglass canopy, btw).

The Drive noted the interesting bit of the choice of emblem on the F-117.

B-2: 

Listen to a B-2 test drop nuclear weapons.

B-21:

The USAF has selected which airbases will be hosting the B-21.

F-22:

Rapid Raptor: the program to allow the F-22 to deploy anywhere, well, rapidly.

24 Raptors conducted an elephant walk in Alaska.

Will Langley AFB be the center of F-22 training?

F-35:

General Fick is the new head of the F-35 program.

The Pentagon is considering selling the F-35 to Poland, Greece and Romania.

A continuous software upgrade program would speed capabilities to the F-35, but delay the purchase of aircraft.

The F-35 is expected to hit an 80% availability rate in Sept 2019.

The F-35 has the capability to deploy towed decoys from under its stealthy skin.

Some are strongly arguing to buy the F-35 instead of the F-15X.

48 F-35As, 10 F-35Bs and 20 F-35Cs are in the FY20 proposal.

The USAF wants 12 more F-35As than the budget provided for.

The USAF has conducted the first fast/hot crew swap exercise for the F-35A.

The IG is slamming the F-35 program office for allowing contractors to manage government assets.

The F-35 will take a starring role in an exercise in Greece.

China claims it is not the reason countries are buying the F-35.  Actually, about that...

The USS Wasp carried at least 10 F-35Bs into the South China Sea.  The USS Wasp has been operating near the disputed Scarborough Shoal.

The USMC may deploy F-35Bs off the deck of the Korean amphibious ships.

The US Navy F-35Cs that achieved IOC are only ready 5% of the time...

The readiness of the F-35C is improving, supposedly.

The British are monitoring the situation about the Japanese F-35 crash.

Italy's Deputy PM  defended the F-35 purchases.

The Italian F-35As in Sardinia get close ups.

Italian F-35As participated in the 'Lightning Thunder over Europe' exercise.

How did Italian F-35 pilots feel about their participation in Red Flag exercise?

Japan just purchased the JSM antiship missile for its F-35s.

Japan declared IOC for its first F-35A unit.

Japan had its first F-35 crash.  The wreckage has been located, but salvage and investigation will be dauntingEfforts are still underway to try to find the pilot.  Japan has grounded its F-35As. The aircraft that crashed was the first F-35A assembled by Japan.  Here's an update.

Poland is considering the F-35 for its Harpia program.  In fact, they want to outright buy 32 of them.


The first two F-35As for South Korea have arrived in country.

Switzerland will evaluate the F-35 for its new fighter requirement this summer.

Turkey's F-35 deliveries may get pausedStrike that: the deliveries have stopped of parts.  The US has stated buying the F-35 and the S-400 missile system are not compatible.  In the mean time, the US military continues to train Turkish F-35 pilots. Congress again has warned Turkey they cannot have the F-35 and the S-400 missile.

If Turkey gets cut, the F-35 program can progress just fine. Or will it?  How problematic is it for Lockheed?  What next?

BAE has begun Meteor and Spear integration on the F-35.

Lockheed received a $264M contract to support South Korea's F-35s.

META:

What aircraft does the USAF need to defeat Russia and China?

          Tornado hits small Texas town, seven reported hurt      Comment   Translate Page      
At least seven people were hurt and the small east Texas town of Franklin sustained major damage on Saturday when a tornado touched down amid severe thunderstorms in the region, police and local media said.

          U.S. bill tackles social media 'dark patterns'      Comment   Translate Page      
Two U.S. senators introduced a bill to ban online social media companies like Facebook and Twitter from tricking consumers into giving up their personal data.
          Reuters: Μέσα στο Σαββατοκύριακο η Συμφωνία για την Πρόωρη Αποπληρωμή Δανείων του ΔΝΤ      Comment   Translate Page      
Reuters: Μέσα στο Σαββατοκύριακο η συμφωνία για την πρόωρη αποπληρωμή δανείων του ΔΝΤ
Η Ελλάδα σκοπεύει να πραγματοποιήσει συμφωνία αυτό το Σαββατοκύριακο για να εξοφλήσει νωρίς περίπου το ήμισυ των δανείων που έλαβε από το ΔΝΤ σε προσπάθεια να μειώσει το βάρος της εξυπηρέτησης του χρέους του μέλους της ζώνης του ευρώ, ανέφερε ανώτατο αξιωματούχο την Παρασκευή.


Τα δάνεια του ΔΝΤ, τα οποία εκδόθηκαν στην Ελλάδα ως μέρος των πακέτων διάσωσης της χώρας από το 2010, κόστισαν την Αθήνα γύρω στο 5% ετησίως και τώρα είναι πιο ακριβά από τη χρηματοδότηση στην αγορά, όπου τα δεκαετή ομόλογα αναφοράς διαπραγματεύονται στο 3,3%.
«Η αποπληρωμή του ΔΝΤ θα συμφωνηθεί αυτό το Σαββατοκύριακο», δήλωσε ο ανώτερος υπάλληλος, ο οποίος ζήτησε να μην κατονομασθεί, στο περιθώριο των συνεδριάσεων του ΔΝΤ και της Παγκόσμιας Τράπεζας στην Ουάσινγκτον.
Ο αξιωματούχος δήλωσε ότι η Γερμανία και η Ολλανδία αντιστέκονται στη μετακίνηση, ανησυχώντας ότι το ΔΝΤ θα επιθυμούσε να αποσυρθεί από τις περιοδικές αναθεωρήσεις των ελληνικών μεταρρυθμίσεων από τους δανειστές του, αλλά δεν θα εκτροχιάσει την κίνηση.
«Διαβεβαιώνουν ότι το ΔΝΤ θα παραμείνει μέρος της αναθεώρησης, έτσι θα το αποβάλει. Θα πληρώσουν περίπου το ήμισυ, μεταξύ 4-5 δισεκατομμυρίων ευρώ », δήλωσε ο αξιωματούχος.
Το ταμείο διάσωσης της ζώνης του ευρώ, το οποίο σύμφωνα με τους κανόνες θα έπρεπε να εξοφλήσει το ίδιο ποσό, είναι πιθανό να παραιτηθεί από αυτό το δικαίωμα, το περιεχόμενο της βελτιωμένης βιωσιμότητας του χρέους της Ελλάδας που θα επιφέρει μια τέτοια επιχείρηση, δήλωσε την περασμένη εβδομάδα ο επικεφαλής του ταμείου Klaus Regling.
Το Reuters ανέφερε στις 3 Απριλίου ότι η Ελλάδα εξετάζει το ενδεχόμενο έκδοσης ομολόγων στα τέλη Ιουνίου για να συγκεντρώσει χρήματα για την αποπληρωμή. Σύμφωνα με το Reuters η Ελλάδα, το πιο χρεωμένο κράτος της ευρωζώνης με χρέος που ισοδυναμεί με το 180% της ετήσιας παραγωγής, πρέπει να επιστρέψει περίπου το δάνειο ύψους 9,3 δισ. Ευρώ στο ΔΝΤ έως το 2024. Το χρέος αυτό φέρει ποσοστά έως 5%, έναντι περίπου 0,9% για δάνεια από κυβερνήσεις της ζώνης του ευρώ μέσω του ταμείου διάσωσης.
Η Ελλάδα έχει λάβει περισσότερα από 280 δισεκατομμύρια ευρώ από τους εταίρους της στη ζώνη του ευρώ και το ΔΝΤ από το 2010. Έχει εξοφλήσει περισσότερα από 15 δισεκατομμύρια ευρώ βραχυπρόθεσμων δανείων προς το ΔΝΤ από το 2010. Η Αθήνα έχει ένα χρηματοκιβώτιο ύψους άνω των 27 δισ. Ευρώ από τα χρήματα που αντλούν από τις αγορές και τα αχρησιμοποίητα δάνεια διάσωσης. Το ποσό αυτό θα αρκούσε για να το διατηρήσει στη ζωή έως το 2021 χωρίς να αυξήσει τα διαθέσιμα από τις αγορές.

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Пакистан устроил экскурсию группе иностранных журналистов и дипломатов к месту удара индийской авиации возле медресе (исламской школы) на отдаленной вершине холма на северо-востоке, чтобы показать, что, вопреки утверждениям Дели, инфраструктура не была повреждена. Группа гостей, которые, по словам генерал-майора Асифа Гафура, в основном базировалась в Дели, осмотрела воронку от авиаудара в Балакоте. При этом агентство Reuters сообщило, что группа, в которую входили журналисты и дипломаты, в основном базирующиеся в Исламабаде, не получила достаточно времени, чтобы понять, является ли эта школа...
          Atac armat în apropierea unui club din oraşul australian Melbourne      Comment   Translate Page      
Mai multe persoane au fost împuşcate duminică în apropierea unui club din Prahran, o suburbie a oraşului australian Melbourne, potrivit Reuters.
          Jair Bolsonaro, încă o declaraţie controversată: „Crimele Holocaustului pot fi iertate”      Comment   Translate Page      
Preşedintele Braziliei, Jair Bolsonaro, a declarat, în cadrul unei întâlniri cu un grup evanghelic, că faptele comise de regimul nazist în timpul celui de-al Doilea Război Mondial împotriva evreilor şi altor minorităţi, pot fi iertate, potrivit Reuters.
          Sure-footed Finau makes charge up Masters leaderboard      Comment   Translate Page      
Tony Finau is no stranger to making a charge at Augusta National, fortunately for him the one he made at the Masters on Saturday left him with a better chance of slipping into a Green Jacket than an ankle brace.

          Molinari and Woods renew majors battle for Green Jacket      Comment   Translate Page      
Francesco Molinari surged two shots clear at the top of the Masters leaderboard on Saturday to set up another final round showdown with Tiger Woods for a major title.

          Woods within striking distance of fifth Green Jacket      Comment   Translate Page      
Tiger Woods shot his best score at Augusta National since 2011, a five-under-par 67 that lifted him within two strokes of leader Francesco Molinari after the third round at the Masters on Saturday.

          Garin overpowers Querrey to make Houston final      Comment   Translate Page      
Chilean Christian Garin powered past eighth-seeded Sam Querrey to make his second ATP Tour final at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship in Houston on Saturday.

          Simpson and Cantlay flirt with Masters course record      Comment   Translate Page      
Webb Simpson and Patrick Cantlay grazed the Masters course record on Saturday, each posting an eight-under par 64 at Augusta National, just one stroke shy of the best-ever 63.

          Kings reach deal to hire Walton as coach      Comment   Translate Page      
Luke Walton and the Kings have agreed to a multi-year contract to make him Sacramento's next coach, The Athletic reported.

          Final round tee times brought forward at Masters      Comment   Translate Page      
Tee times have been brought forward for the final round at the Masters on Sunday in an effort to beat expected bad weather at Augusta National.

          Motorcycling: Marquez on pole in Austin for seventh year in a row      Comment   Translate Page      
Honda's MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez took pole position at the Grand Prix of the Americas for the seventh year in a row on Saturday while title rival Andrea Dovizioso could manage only 13th place on the grid.

          McIlroy's grand slam bid on life support at Masters      Comment   Translate Page      
Rory McIlroy's quest to complete the career grand slam at this year's Masters was on life support after the misfiring Northern Irishman failed to make a move during his third round on Saturday.

          2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #15      Comment   Translate Page      
A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Apr 7 through Sat, Apr 13, 2019

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The world could transition entirely to cheap, safe renewable energy before 2050: Finnish study

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A study from the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and the Energy Watch Group (EWG) from Germany says a global transition to the exclusive use of renewable energy is possible before 2050. (iStock) 

A global transition to the exclusive use of renewable energy sources is not only possible but also cheaper and safer than reliance on fossil fuels and nuclear energy, according to a new study from the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and the Energy Watch Group (EWG) from Germany.

The study claims that the rapid development of renewable energy sources and energy storage technology will likely make it possible for the entire planet to reduce its CO2 emissions to zero even earlier than the current 2050 deadline.

The report is the first of its kind to suggest a cost-effective, all-inclusive, global roadmap to keep average global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius. It is also the first planet-wide climate change resistance plan that suggests not using carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) techniques to mechanically remove CO2 from the atmosphere.

According to the model, in 2050 some 69 percent of the world’s energy would come from solar panels, 18 percent from wind power, 3 percent from hydropower systems and 6 percent from bioenergy.

Fossil fuels and nuclear power would not be needed at all. Cars, planes and ships would run on carbon-neutral synthetic fuels produced from hydrogen and carbon dioxide.

The world could transition entirely to cheap, safe renewable energy before 2050: Finnish study, Yle News (Finland), Apr 12, 2019 


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          Mnuchin Says U.S. Open to Facing Penalties in China Trade Deal - Bloomberg      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. Mnuchin Says U.S. Open to Facing Penalties in China Trade Deal  Bloomberg
  2. Mnuchin Says Trade Talks Near Final Round  The Wall Street Journal
  3. Mnuchin says hopes U.S.-China trade talks nearing 'final round'  Reuters
  4. Mnuchin Says China Trade Talks Are Nearing Final Round  The New York Times
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          Multiple people shot outside nightclub in Australia      Comment   Translate Page      
Multiple people have been shot outside a nightclub in the Australian city of Melbourne, police said on Sunday.

          Finnish voters may pave way for first leftist premier in two decades      Comment   Translate Page      
Finland may usher in its first leftist prime minister in two decades in parliamentary elections on Sunday, as voters worry over the future of the country's generous welfare system as the costs of caring for a rapidly aging population rise.

          Struggle over leadership deepens division in Tunisia president's party      Comment   Translate Page      
Tunisia's ruling party Nidaa Tounes on Saturday elected two leaders, one of them the president's son, in two parallel congresses, deepening the division that has hit the party in recent years.

          UAE welcomes new head of Sudan's transitional military council      Comment   Translate Page      
The United Arab Emirates welcomed the new head of Sudan's transitional military council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Abdelrahman, state news agency (WAM) reported on Saturday.

          Brazil president raises eyebrows saying Holocaust can be forgiven      Comment   Translate Page      
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro drew veiled rebukes from Israel on Saturday after saying the Nazi genocide of the Jews during World War Two could be forgiven.

          Cuban president calls for strengthened defenses, economy in response to Trump threats      Comment   Translate Page      
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel accused the Trump administration on Saturday of dragging relations with the United States to their worst level in decades and called on Cubans to strengthen the Communist-run country's defenses and economy.

          'Large' IMF majority on Venezuela leader issue needed: Lagarde      Comment   Translate Page      
The International Monetary Fund will not be able to help Venezuela deal with its economic crisis until a "large majority" of its members decide who to recognize as the country's leader, the head of the global lender said on Saturday.

          Venezuela 'new government' could get $10 billion in trade financing: Mnuchin      Comment   Translate Page      
A group of finance ministers is working on a $10 billion package of trade finance that could be made available to help Venezuela out of its economic and humanitarian crisis once a new government is put in place, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday.

          Saudi Arabia backs Sudanese military council moves, announces aid package      Comment   Translate Page      
Saudi Arabia said on Saturday it backed steps announced by Sudan's transitional military council and announced an aid package to Sudan that includes wheat, petroleum products, and medicine, Saudi state news agency (SPA) said.

          Gunfire heard outside Sudanese Defense Ministry was celebratory: witnesses      Comment   Translate Page      
Gunfire that was heard outside the Sudanese Defense Ministry in the capital Khartoum on Saturday turned out to be celebratory, witnesses said.

          Thousands rally in Belgrade to protest against Serbian president      Comment   Translate Page      
Thousands of anti-government protesters gathered in Belgrade on Saturday to press demands for an end to the rule of President Aleksandar Vucic and his Progressive Party, greater media freedom and free and fair elections.

          Spain's Socialists tipped to win April 28 election with 31 percent of vote: poll      Comment   Translate Page      
Spain's Socialist Party is tipped to win the country's April 28 elections in a poll published on Saturday, which showed the Socialists taking more than 31 percent of the vote.

          New Palestinian government sworn in amid factional tensions      Comment   Translate Page      
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday swore in a new government headed by a loyalist from his dominant Fatah party, a move rejected by his Islamist rival Hamas as a blow to unity efforts.

          Head of Sudan's rapid support forces appointed deputy head of transitional military council      Comment   Translate Page      
The head of Sudan's rapid support forces, General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo known by his nickname Hemeti, was appointed deputy of Sudan's transitional military council, Sudanese state TV said on Saturday.

          Four EU countries to take rescued migrants after Med standoff      Comment   Translate Page      
Four European Union countries have agreed to take in 64 African migrants rescued by the German ship Alan Kurdi and stranded at sea for almost two weeks, the Maltese government announced on Saturday.

          Clashes erupt in yellow vest protests as Macron prepares policy response      Comment   Translate Page      
Yellow vest demonstrators clashed with riot police in the French city of Toulouse on Saturday, even as President Emmanuel Macron prepared a series of policy announcements aimed at quelling 22 consecutive weekends of anti-government protests.

          UPDATE 1-Motorcycling-Marquez on pole in Austin for seventh year in a row      Comment   Translate Page      
Honda's MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez took pole position at the Grand Prix of the Americas for the seventh year in a row on Saturday while title rival Andrea Dovizioso could manage only 13th place on the grid.

          House panel chairman gives IRS April 23 deadline on Trump taxes - Reuters      Comment   Translate Page      
House panel chairman gives IRS April 23 deadline on Trump taxes  Reuters

U.S. congressional Democrats on Saturday headed for a showdown with the Internal Revenue Service over President Donald Trump's tax returns, setting a new ...

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           Vietnameza acuzată de asasinarea fratelui vitreg al liderului nord-coreean Kim Jong-un va fi eliberată      Comment   Translate Page      
Vietnameza acuzată de asasinarea fratelui vitreg al liderului nord-coreean Kim Jong-un va fi eliberată în 3 mai dintr-o închisoare din Malaezia, spune avocatul acesteia, citat de Reuters.
          UPDATE 1-Golf-Woods within striking distance of fifth Green Jacket      Comment   Translate Page      
Tiger Woods shot his best score at Augusta National since 2011, a five-under-par 67 that lifted him within two strokes of third-round leader Francesco Molinari at the Masters on Saturday.

          Golf-Sure-footed Finau makes charge up Masters leaderboard      Comment   Translate Page      
Tony Finau is no stranger to making a charge at Augusta National, fortunately for him the one he made at the Masters on Saturday left him with a better chance of slipping into a Green Jacket than an ankle brace.

          UPDATE 2-Golf-Molinari and Woods renew majors battle for Green Jacket      Comment   Translate Page      
* Woods on brink of ending major drought (Updates end of round)

          PGA Tour Masters Tournament Scores      Comment   Translate Page      
Apr 13 (OPTA) - Scores from the PGA Tour Masters Tournament on Saturday -13 Francesco Molinari (Italy) 70 67 66 -11 Tony Finau (USA) 71 70 64 Tiger Woods (USA) 70 68 67 -10 Brooks Koepka (USA) 66 71 69 -9 Ian Poulter (England) 68 71 68 Webb Simpson (USA) 72 71 64 -8 Justin Harding (South Africa) 69 69 70 Dustin Johnson (USA) 68 70 70 Matt Kuchar (USA)

          Trump asylum policy gets temporary reprieve from Court of Appeals      Comment   Translate Page      
Politics Reuters Trump asylum policy gets temporary reprieve from Court of Appeals
          Venezuela's Maduro orders militia expansion as Guaido tours blackout-ravaged state      Comment   Translate Page      
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday ordered an expansion of civilian militia by nearly one million members as opposition leader Juan Guaido toured western Zulia state, which has been hard hit by electricity blackouts.

          Multiple people shot outside nightclub in Australia      Comment   Translate Page      
Multiple people have been shot outside a nightclub in the Australian city of Melbourne, police said on Sunday.

          It's Hard Staying Focused On Issues In The Midst Of Trump's 10-Ring Circus-- But Bernie Is Staying On Message       Comment   Translate Page      



How does Trump get people to not think about his disastrous economic policies, built on an entirely wasteful deficit that has nearly doubled to a trillion dollars since he occupied the White House? His pathetic circus routine has done the trick in a general sort of way. No one seems to be paying attention, for example, to his trade agenda with new outages come out every day, often more than one a day.

Yesterday, for example, Jake Tapper broke the news that a senior White House source-- probably Kushner-in-law or someone trying to get Kushner-in-law in trouble-- leaked the news that Trump told the Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan that he would grant him a pardon if he were sent to jail for having border agents illegally block asylum seekers from entering the U.S. Another Hair on Fire Friday moment! (And, by the way, since then Trump named McAleenan, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.)

Active Shooter by Nancy Ohanian


Doing his best to leave Trump's constant, insane and attention-grabbing provocations to the media, Bernie keeps focusing on his core issues of income inequality and a rigged system. Yesterday he followed up on his trade agenda by releasing the video below, itself an update of the video above from last year. Bernie's key points about Trump's soggy trade deal with Mexico and Canada-- currently in no man's land in Congress where it has virtually no chance of being ratified-- are that:
the deal would continue to ship U.S. jobs to Mexico because Mexico's workers make as little as two dollars an hour, which the deal doesn't address
the deal doesn't protect the enironment
the deal is a give-away to pharmaceuticals and other big corporate special interests
Last November Bernie told his Vermont constituents exactly why he opposes Trump's deal too replace the same NAFTA that Bernie has always opposed and feels needs to be replaced.
As someone who not only voted against NAFTA, but walked on the picket lines against it, there is no question that this unfettered trade deal needs to be fundamentally rewritten. In my view, a re-negotiated NAFTA must stop the outsourcing of U.S. jobs, end the destructive race to the bottom, protect the environment, and lower the outrageously high price of prescription drugs. Clearly, Trump’s NAFTA 2.0 does not meet these standards and I will strongly oppose it in its current form. Unless strong enforcement mechanisms are written into the text of this agreement, corporations will continue to ship U.S. jobs to Mexico where workers are paid as little as $2 an hour.

Further, this deal includes some outrageous giveaways to the fossil fuel industry and big pharmaceutical companies that will harm the environment and increase prices for life-saving prescription drugs. Before this deal is sent to Congress for a vote it must include strong enforcement mechanisms to increase jobs and wages and all of the riders that benefit big fossil fuel polluters and pharmaceutical companies must be taken out of it. Trade is a good thing-- but it has got to be fair.

          Sudan: Nhiều tiếng súng nổ bên ngoài trụ sở Bộ quốc phòng      Comment   Translate Page      

Reuters đưa tin, ngày 13/4, nhiều tiếng súng nổ đã xuất hiện bên ngoài trụ sở Bộ Quốc phòng Sudan ở thủ đô Khartoum.

Hiện vẫn chưa rõ nguồn gốc của vụ nổ súng cũng như thông tin về thương vong.

Trước đó không lâu, truyền hình nhà nước Sudan cho biết chỉ huy Lực lượng Hỗ trợ Nhanh (RSF) Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo đã được bổ nhiệm làm Phó Chủ tịch Hội đồng Quân sự Chuyển tiếp.

Trong một diễn biến khác, AFP cho biết ngày 13/4, Đảng Đại hội Quốc gia (NCP) của nhà lãnh đạo Sudan bị lật đổ Omar al-Bashir đã hối thúc hội đồng quân sự nước này trả tự do cho quyền chủ tịch NCP cùng một số thành viên quan trọng khác.

Trong một tuyên bố, NCP cho rằng việc hội đồng quân sự lên nắm quyền là một hành động vi hiến.

NCP nhấn mạnh: “NCP phản đối việc bắt giữ các lãnh đạo của đảng, trong đó có quyền chủ tịch đảng cùng nhiều thành viên quan trọng khác, đồng thời kêu gọi trả tự do ngay lập tức cho những người này”./.


          Teksas, USA – Potężna burza piaskowa zaskoczyła kierowców na autostradzie US-84      Comment   Translate Page      
Burza piaskowa, która nawiedziła Teksas sprawiła kierowcom ogromne problemy. Na autostradzie US-84 w pobliżu miasta Anton wiele samochodów zostało porzuconych po wypadkach i kolizjach. Jedno z aut było nawet przewrócone na dach.     Źródło: rmf24, Reuters
          Centenarian runs for office in German town...      Comment   Translate Page      

Centenarian runs for office in German town...


(Third column, 14th story, link)



          Multiple people shot outside nightclub in Australia      Comment   Translate Page      
Multiple people have been shot outside a nightclub in the Australian city of Melbourne, police said on Sunday.
          Bombing damages Colombia pipeline, second spill under investigation      Comment   Translate Page      
A bombing damaged a section of Colombia's Trasandino pipeline, state-run company Ecopetrol said on Saturday, and the company was investigating a crude spillage from the Cano Limon pipeline to determine if it was also caused by an attack.
          Venezuela's Maduro orders militia expansion as Guaido tours blackout-ravaged state      Comment   Translate Page      
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday ordered an expansion of civilian militia by nearly one million members as opposition leader Juan Guaido toured western Zulia state, which has been hard hit by electricity blackouts.
          Finnish voters may pave way for first leftist premier in two decades      Comment   Translate Page      
Finland may usher in its first leftist prime minister in two decades in parliamentary elections on Sunday, as voters worry over the future of the country's generous welfare system as the costs of caring for a rapidly aging population rise.
          Struggle over leadership deepens division in Tunisia president's party      Comment   Translate Page      
Tunisia's ruling party Nidaa Tounes on Saturday elected two leaders, one of them the president's son, in two parallel congresses, deepening the division that has hit the party in recent years.
          New military council leader promises civilian government for Sudan      Comment   Translate Page      
The new head of Sudan's military council said on Saturday a civilian government would be formed after consultations with the opposition and promised the transition period would last for a maximum of two years.
          UAE welcomes new head of Sudan's transitional military council      Comment   Translate Page      
The United Arab Emirates welcomed the new head of Sudan's transitional military council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Abdelrahman, state news agency (WAM) reported on Saturday.
          Brazil president raises eyebrows saying Holocaust can be forgiven      Comment   Translate Page      
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro drew veiled rebukes from Israel on Saturday after saying the Nazi genocide of the Jews during World War Two could be forgiven.
          Cuban president calls for strengthened defenses, economy in response to Trump threats      Comment   Translate Page      
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel accused the Trump administration on Saturday of dragging relations with the United States to their worst level in decades and called on Cubans to strengthen the Communist-run country's defenses and economy.
          'Large' IMF majority on Venezuela leader issue needed: Lagarde      Comment   Translate Page      
The International Monetary Fund will not be able to help Venezuela deal with its economic crisis until a "large majority" of its members decide who to recognize as the country's leader, the head of the global lender said on Saturday.
          Venezuela 'new government' could get $10 billion in trade financing: Mnuchin      Comment   Translate Page      
A group of finance ministers is working on a $10 billion package of trade finance that could be made available to help Venezuela out of its economic and humanitarian crisis once a new government is put in place, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday.
          Saudi Arabia backs Sudanese military council moves, announces aid package      Comment   Translate Page      
Saudi Arabia said on Saturday it backed steps announced by Sudan's transitional military council and announced an aid package to Sudan that includes wheat, petroleum products, and medicine, Saudi state news agency (SPA) said.
          Gunfire heard outside Sudanese Defense Ministry was celebratory: witnesses      Comment   Translate Page      
Gunfire that was heard outside the Sudanese Defense Ministry in the capital Khartoum on Saturday turned out to be celebratory, witnesses said.
          Eastern Libya parliament head says forces will push Tripoli campaign      Comment   Translate Page      
Eastern Libyan forces will pursue their advance on the capital Tripoli, the head of the eastern parliament in the divided country said on Saturday, despite international calls for a halt in an offensive that risks causing many civilian casualties.
          Police open fire as vehicle rams Ukraine embassy car in London; no injuries      Comment   Translate Page      
Police in London opened fire outside the Ukrainian embassy on Saturday after a man rammed his vehicle into the ambassador's empty parked car at least twice before being arrested, officials said.
          India says no link between Reliance tax relief in France and jet deal      Comment   Translate Page      
India on Saturday said a French media report linking a tax exemption given to a French subsidiary of India's Reliance Group and an $8.7 billion fighter jet deal between the two countries was "totally inaccurate."
          Thousands rally in Belgrade to protest against Serbian president      Comment   Translate Page      
Thousands of anti-government protesters gathered in Belgrade on Saturday to press demands for an end to the rule of President Aleksandar Vucic and his Progressive Party, greater media freedom and free and fair elections.
          Spain's Socialists tipped to win April 28 election with 31 percent of vote: poll      Comment   Translate Page      
Spain's Socialist Party is tipped to win the country's April 28 elections in a poll published on Saturday, which showed the Socialists taking more than 31 percent of the vote.
          New Palestinian government sworn in amid factional tensions      Comment   Translate Page      
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday swore in a new government headed by a loyalist from his dominant Fatah party, a move rejected by his Islamist rival Hamas as a blow to unity efforts.
          Head of Sudan's rapid support forces appointed deputy head of transitional military council      Comment   Translate Page      
The head of Sudan's rapid support forces, General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo known by his nickname Hemeti, was appointed deputy of Sudan's transitional military council, Sudanese state TV said on Saturday.
          PGA Tour Masters Tournament Scores      Comment   Translate Page      
Apr 13 (OPTA) - Scores from the PGA Tour Masters Tournament on Saturday -13 Francesco Molinari (Italy) 70 67 66 -11 Tony Finau (USA) 71 70 64 Tiger Wo...
          World's largest plane makes first flight over California      Comment   Translate Page      
LOS ANGELES, April 13- The world's largest aircraft took off over the Mojave Desert in California on Saturday, the first flight for the carbon-composite plane built by Stratolaunch Systems Corp, started by late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, as the company enters the lucrative private space market. The white airplane called Roc, which has a wingspan the...
          В Польше отказались переходить на евро      Comment   Translate Page      

Лидер правящей партии Польши "Право и справедливость" Ярослав Качиньский заявил, что Польша сможет вступить в еврозону только тогда, когда ее экономика будет такой же мощной, как в Германии

Об этом он сказал в субботу на съезде партии в Люблине, передает 2ДС" со ссылкой на Reuters.

"Мы говорим "нет" евро, "нет" европейским ценам", - заявил Качиньский...

          World's largest plane makes first flight over California      Comment   Translate Page      
The world's largest aircraft took off over the Mojave Desert in California on Saturday, the first flight for the carbon-composite plane built by Stratolaunch Systems Corp, started by late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, as the company enters the lucrative private space market.

          Mnuchin says hopes U.S.-China trade talks nearing ‘final round’      Comment   Translate Page      
By David Lawder and Pete Schroeder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday a U.S.
          World’s largest plane makes first flight over California      Comment   Translate Page      
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The world's largest aircraft took off over the Mojave Desert in California on Saturday, the first flight for the carbon-composite plane built by Stratolaunch
          Police Fire Shots After Ukraine Ambassador’s Car Rammed in London - The New York Times      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. Police Fire Shots After Ukraine Ambassador’s Car Rammed in London  The New York Times
  2. Police open fire after car 'driven at officers' in London  BBC News
  3. Armed police shoot car in holland Park after man rams Ukrainian ambassador's vehicle  The Sun
  4. Holland Park police shoot car after it rammed Ukranian ambassador's car  Metro.co.uk
  5. Police open fire as vehicle rams Ukraine embassy car in London; no injuries  Reuters
  6. View full coverage on Google News

          Salini sees maximum $334 million hit from Panama arbitration award - Reuters      Comment   Translate Page      
Salini sees maximum $334 million hit from Panama arbitration award  Reuters

Italy's biggest construction company Salini Impregilo does not expect any impact from Wednesday's Panama Canal arbitration award beyond a worst-case ...


          Small fire at Coachella caught on camera      Comment   Translate Page      
Video posted to social media accounts showed a small fire reportedly at a mobile shower unit at the Empire Polo Club grounds on the first night of the Coachella music festival in California. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

          Child thrown from MN mall balcony alive: Police      Comment   Translate Page      
Bloomington Police Chief Jeff Potts said a 5-year-old child who was thrown or pushed by an apparent stranger from the third floor of Minnesota's Mall of America is "still alive" and receiving care in the hospital, and the suspect identified as Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda has been arrested and charged with attempted homicide. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

          Oil market: growth factors and weak points      Comment   Translate Page      

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Oil prices continue to hold near five-month highs. How much more can they grow and what can prevent it?

"A more significant than expected reduction in black gold production by OPEC countries, as well as growing geopolitical risks, form the basis for a further rise in quotations. It is possible that next month the United States will impose tougher conditions for buyers of Iranian oil, which were granted exemptions after Washington imposed sanctions against Tehran," analysts at RBC Capital Markets said

They forecast the average cost of a barrel of Brent oil this year at $75, and WTI – $67.

"In the near future, "bullish" factors will not disappear. We expect that the prerequisites for the deficit will continue for 2 quarters. The following now speaks in favor of this: a decrease in the production of raw materials by OPEC countries, a consistent increase in activity on world markets, a further tightening of oil sanctions by the United States and only a moderate increase in shale production at the moment," said Goldman Sachs representatives.

"The cost of Brent crude oil has returned to levels above $70 a barrel. We believe that the "bulls" will not stop and, obviously, will make an attempt to develop movement in the direction of $80," the UBS experts said.

They believe that in the next three months, quotes will stabilize in the range of $70- $80 per barrel.

Meanwhile, despite the fact that the oil market is moving up, not everyone believes that this situation will continue.

"The bullish attitude is gradually increasing, but a vicious circle may form that will prevent a prolonged oil rally. The higher prices rise, especially in such a short period, the more disagreements will appear in the OPEC + group," said Norbert Rucker from Julius Baer Bank.

"OPEC may increase production from July if quotations exceed $80 per barrel," – reports Reuters, citing sources within the cartel.

In addition, one of the obvious weaknesses is a strong backlog of assets in developing countries from a rally in commodity and equity markets. Higher oil prices and a still strong US dollar are putting pressure on a number of EM currencies, which is why in many countries, black gold is much more expensive, which could lead to a decrease in demand for raw materials.

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          World's largest plane makes first flight over California      Comment   Translate Page      
The world's largest aircraft took off over the Mojave Desert in California on Saturday, the first flight for the carbon-composite plane built by Stratolaunch Systems Corp, started by late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, as the company enters the lucrative private space market.

          Sudan: A fost anunţată componenţa consiliului militar de tranziţie, pe care Arabia Saudită îl sprijină politic şi material       Comment   Translate Page      
Consiliul militar de tranziţie, care va conduce Sudanul după înlăturarea joi de la putere a preşedintelui Omar al-Bashir, a anunţat sâmbătă numele celor zece membri care îl compun, printre care un vice-preşedinte în persoana generalului Mohamed Hamdan Daqlo, comandantul unităţii speciale al Forţelor de sprijin rapid, informează EFE. Hamdan Daqlo a fost învestit sâmbătă, după ce generalul Abdel Fattah al-Burhani a preluat funcţia de preşedinte al consiliului militar de tranziţie în cursul nopţii anterioare. Noul şef al consiliului militar a dat asigurări sâmbătă că un guvern civil va fi format după consultări cu opoziţia şi a promis că perioada de tranziţie va dura maximum doi ani. Al-Burhani s-a angajat de asemenea, într-un discurs transmis în direct la televiziunea de stat, să aducă în faţa justiţiei pe toţi cei care au ucis manifestanţi. El a mai anunţat ridicarea stării de asediu, eliberarea tuturor manifestanţilor arestaţi în ultimele săptămâni şi a promis "eliminarea rădăcinilor" regimului fostului preşedinte Omar al-Bashir. Tot sâmbătă, Arabia Saudită a anunţat că sprijină paşii pe care şi-a propus să-i facă consiliul militar de tranziţie, precum şi acordarea de ajutoare Sudanului. Aceste ajutoare includ grâu, produse petroliere şi medicamente, conform informaţiilor transmise de agenţia de ştiri saudită SPA, citată de Reuters. AGERPRES/(AS - autor: Raluca Anghel, editor online: Alexandru Cojocaru)
          4月13日(土)のつぶやき その4      Comment   Translate Page      

亡くなった人がいちばん気の毒だけど、生徒は確実にPTSDになるので、心のケアを。事故再現中のスタントマンひかれ死亡 交通安全教室、中学生470人の前でトラックに(京都新聞) - Yahoo!ニュース headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20190412-… @YahooNewsTopics

— 渡邊大門 (@info_history1) 2019年4月13日 - 06:41

「アサンジは、自分のやってきたことの責任を取るべき」とヒラリー・クリントン。「来た、見た、死んだ」に続く、悪魔の言葉 twitter.com/thehill/status…

— mko (@trappedsoldier) 2019年4月13日 - 13:44

安倍さんと近しい自民党議員兄弟が運営する政治知新って誹謗中傷デマサイトはすぐに身元が分かったけど、こんな感じでデマ流してるサイトとかアカウントをまだいくつも作って自民党は世論誘導してるんだろうな。
操られるよね、ボーっと生きてると。自民党ってどんどん怖い集団になってくよね。

— はるみ (@harumi19762015) 2019年4月13日 - 08:21

8年経って、こういう事実が出てきたり、原発労働者の被曝による労災が認められたり、
どうして 安心できるの?

東京新聞:11歳少女、100ミリシーベルト被ばく 福島事故直後 放医研で報告:社会(TOKYO Web) tokyo-np.co.jp/article/nation…

— Hiromi1961 (@Hiromi19611) 2019年4月13日 - 09:05

「WTO日本敗訴には当たらず」という菅官房長官の強弁は、国内の一部政権支持者向けの妄言に過ぎない。読売、産経でさえ「敗訴」と表現しているのだ。当然のことながら、国際的には全く通用しない。こんな対応を取り続けていれば日本の国際的信用… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— m TAKANO (@mt3678mt) 2019年4月12日 - 18:17

凄えなあ、負けても負けてないって言い張ってる。大日本帝国万歳。→WTO日本敗訴には当たらず、韓国に禁輸撤廃働きかけ=官房長官 | Article [AMP] | Reuters jp.reuters.com/article/suga-w…

— 想田和弘 (@KazuhiroSoda) 2019年4月12日 - 21:51

自家採取禁止を法案化させる危険性 日本の種とあなたの命が守れ NET TV ニュース
youtube.com/watch?v=uH1TTY…
坂の上零さんは、完全な世界救世教の自然農!!これは有機ではないし安全な作物ではない!一見やってる事は正しいようだけど逆だよ!!エートスだ!!!

— tunenti (@tunentl) 2019年4月13日 - 13:20

【アベ友の卑劣】アベ友「ジャーナリスト」山口敬之の準レイプ行為に、伊藤詩織さんが慰謝料など計1100万円を求める。山口が総額1億3000万円の反訴の卑劣。『一緒にブラックボックスをこじ開けよう』と伊藤さんと裁判を支援する団体「オー… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 金子勝 (@masaru_kaneko) 2019年4月13日 - 10:34

@masaru_kaneko 山口を使い続けた
TV局 TV番組にも責任がある

特ダネやグッデイー

全ての番組は放送を中止するべき

最低限のモラルを持ってほしい
山口のような人物を使うと
番組までつぶれるんだというリテラを認… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 伊賀 敏 (@igabin) 2019年4月13日 - 11:28

@masaru_kaneko 別件で
警察権力や安倍官邸が
不適切な行為で法を捻じ曲げた
安倍や菅がカメラの前で
法治国家だと公言する根拠が崩れた
それも自らが崩壊させた

この説明は一切なされない

厳しい説明責任があるはず

— 伊賀 敏 (@igabin) 2019年4月13日 - 11:35

⭕️いじめ防止法改正案 消えた具体策 遺族「子の命守れない」
――遺族らにヒアリングを重ねて「学校いじめ防止基本計画・いじめ対策委員会の設置・いじめ対策主任の新設」などを明確化したのに、座長の馳浩元文科相の試案は、新規項目をほぼ削… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 盛田隆二 (@product1954) 2019年4月13日 - 14:38

カナダはF35購入を白紙に
安倍総理と岩屋防衛大臣が引き起こしや「事故:人殺し」だ
966件の欠陥、事前に日本共産党からの指摘を無視して
欠陥を把握することも無く、運用し続けさせた、あなたが引き起こした「人災」です
マスコミは、そ… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 有権者 (@km52635227) 2019年4月12日 - 15:00

このアイドルグループのメンバーは全部で 8人ですが、そのうち 4人が病気になっています。放射能汚染された首都圏でアイドル活動をすること自体が問題なのですが、そのような視点が拝金主義で成り立つメディアで報じられることはありません。
blog.goo.ne.jp/flyhigh_2012/e…

— cmk2wl (@cmk2wl) 2018年8月19日 - 08:46

医師が警告!「内臓脂肪」に潜む怖い病気リスク(東洋経済オンライン) headlines.yahoo.co.jp/article?a=2019… 「内臓脂肪」が高める健康リスクの1つ目が「糖尿病」「高血糖」です。
■放っておくと「心臓病」や「心筋梗塞」の可能性も

— 北風ロビン(慌てると転ぶので注意) (@oldblue2012) 2019年4月13日 - 11:17

Experts warn of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease 'epidemic' in young people theguardian.com/society/2019/a… Interestingly,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— GMWatch (@GMWatch) 2019年4月12日 - 23:15

先生、この髪形だめですか ツーブロック「高校生らしくない」 校則違反、基準に疑問|【西日本新聞】nishinippon.co.jp/nnp/anatoku/ar…
人間の感性は年齢と共に成長するが有れ駄目、之駄目、其れも駄目、じゃ感性は育たない。15… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— うちまめ (@ommzk) 2019年4月13日 - 10:40

@tamiyan 全自動洗濯機
twitter.com/search?f=tweet…

これらのツイートをきちんと読めばわかります。

— 北風ロビン(慌てると転ぶので注意) (@oldblue2012) 2019年4月13日 - 10:56

経済大国・先進工業国に住む者がダイヤやスマホやソーラーパネル等ハイテク工業製品を求めれば求めるほど、紛争地帯の子供達が鉱山で奴隷労働させられ、殺されていく⋯

▶紛争鉱物・公害・廃棄物についての映画
blog.goo.ne.jp/flyhigh_2012/c… @oldblue2012さんより

— NORI.T (@o_kaa) 2016年12月22日 - 01:11

@blue_navy_ また、もう一つ気になっているのが、奄美に拡大しているメガソーラーです。内地のゴミを抜きにしてもソーラーパネルはいずれ産廃になるので奄美に処分場をつくる整合性が取れてしまう。。。再生エネルギーについて、この方… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— 冷凍都市 (@ayumochineko) 2017年4月1日 - 17:35

こいつ、俺たちを殺る気満々である pic.twitter.com/rzPn3tdDkQ

— アオイ模型:コミック1 M48a (@aoi_mokei) 2019年4月13日 - 08:19

明日から、大阪府 豊中市 木村真 市議選にチャレンジします。

モリカケ問題の追及で本当にお世話になった木村さん。信用できる人です。お近くの皆さまボランティア等で、応援に行ってあげてください! pic.twitter.com/E99WPaPvVj

— 黒川敦彦×ピープルパワーTV (@democracymonst) 2019年4月13日 - 15:46

今日の「ひるおび」で田崎スシローが、鳩山政権のことを「戦後最悪の政権だった」とのたまっていました。一体、何が最悪だったのか。国民が呻吟するような、どんな悪政が行われたのか。戦後最悪であり、悪政の限りを行っているのは、今の安倍政権で… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 秦映児 (@hataeiji) 2019年4月13日 - 00:36

「武器は、ヒラリー・クリントンの指揮でどんどんシリアに送られた。それらはISISを含むテロリストの手に渡った。このことは彼女のメールに書いてある」―ジュリアン・アサンジ、2016年 twitter.com/The_Cyrenian/s…

— mko (@trappedsoldier) 2019年4月13日 - 13:47

美しい国へ。ネット上に他国民に対する醜いヘイトが満ち溢れる国。総理と周辺により公然と公権力が乱用・私物化されている不公正で不公平な国。基地問題を問う県民投票を妨害しようとした上、明確な民意が出たら今度は完全に黙殺する非情の国。一体どこが美しい国なのか、総理には説明する義務がある。

— 小沢一郎(事務所) (@ozawa_jimusho) 2019年4月13日 - 14:22

日本の食品を規制している国。日本政府は、なんで?韓国だけを訴えるのでしょうね。 pic.twitter.com/xfctGR7E3A

— りょう (@ryou777_2) 2019年4月12日 - 13:05

アベの宗教はキリステ教です! twitter.com/GUQbJgN6eyvGep…

— Yuji Shitamori:下森勇二 (@YujiShitamori) 2019年4月12日 - 21:46

最近、平日の18:30〜20:00に大阪の検察庁前でサイレントスタンディングをされてる関生支部の方がいらっしゃると聞いたので、参加してきました。 pic.twitter.com/yoRsAQHjum

— xj4r (@_rxj4_ex) 2019年4月12日 - 22:31

トヨタは戦争屋だった。

トヨタと経団連は戦争屋で、

TPP&原発は戦争屋利権で、
今更、やめられないらしく、
農業を犠牲にしてでも米国に、
車を売って経団連の利権を守る。

という事らしい。

#QAnon
#やりすぎ都市伝説… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— jojo (@jojo_phantom) 2019年4月13日 - 07:04

江戸の政治ではワイロは通じず、侍たちは国益を守っていた。しかし、明治になると、薩長の下級武士たちは、手のひら返しで嬉々として私利私欲の政治に走り出した。欧米による日本の富の略奪がはじまった。それから日本の政治家は滅多なことでは国益をいわない。いまも長州汚職閥の政治は続いている。

— 兵頭正俊 (@hyodo_masatoshi) 2019年4月13日 - 10:23

人口削減計画としか思えません

#被曝 #放射能汚染 #内部被曝
#給食 #千葉 #公立小中学校 twitter.com/zodiac0088/sta…

— YASAI@SALADA (@YASAI_SALADA) 2019年4月13日 - 14:05
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          A legnépszerűbb finn miniszterelnök-jelölt azzal kampányol, hogy adóemelésre van szükség a szociális ellátások színvonalának fenntartásához      Comment   Translate Page      

Holnap parlamenti választás lesz Finnországban, ahol Európa oly sok országától eltérően nem azok lesznek a fő kérdések, hogy ki mennyire félti a demokráciáját egy wannabe-diktátortól vagy hogy ki mennyire fél a migránsinváziótól. Hanem az, hogy miképpen fenntarthatók a gyorsan öregedő ország bőkezű népjóléti intézményei.  A legnagyobb esélyes finn Szociáldemokrata Párt szerint adóemeléssel. Ami persze nem meglepő válasz, csak nem szoktunk ilyesmit hallani egy kampány finisében. „Erősíteni kell a jóléti társadalmat, ehhez pedig pénzre van szükség” – mondta Antti Rinne pártelnök és egykori szakszervezeti vezető a Reutersnek, és hozzátette: az adóemelés a finn társadalmon belüli egyenlőtlenségeket is segít csökkenteni.  A baloldali Szociáldemokrata Párt […]

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          "Германия и Франция зависимы от России": эксперт озвучил решение кризиса в Керченском проливе      Comment   Translate Page      
Керченский пролив стал для Украины очередной зоной конфликта с РФ / Reuters Бывший заместитель начальника Генштаба Вооруженных Сил Украины, генерал-лейтенант запаса, кандидат военных наук Игорь Романенко...
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Помпео винит в венесуэльском кризисе Россию и Китай / Reuters Госсекретарь США Майк Помпео заявил, что США продолжат борьбу за Венесуэлу, поскольку страна переживает кризис из-за неэффективной социалистической...
          Медведчук категорично отреагировал на отстранение от освобождения военнопленных      Comment   Translate Page      
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          В лондонской полиции прокомментировали стрельбу у посольства Украины      Comment   Translate Page      
Возле Украинского посольства произошла стрельба / Reuters Происшествие, случившееся в субботу, 13 апреля, у посольства Украины в Великобритании, не является терактом. Офицеры полиции выехали по...
          Снятие санкций с соратников Януковича: дипломат объяснил, в чем дело      Comment   Translate Page      
Виктор Янукович / Reuters За последнее время Евросоюз не принимал никаких решений о снятии санкций с бывших украинских должностных лиц, заявил представитель Украины в Европейском Союзе, посол Украины...
          World's largest plane makes first flight over California      Comment   Translate Page      
The world's largest aircraft took off over the Mojave Desert in California on Saturday, the first flight for the carbon-composite plane built by Stratolaunch Systems Corp, started by late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, as the company enters the lucrative private space market.

          Multiple people shot outside nightclub in Australia      Comment   Translate Page      
Multiple people have been shot outside a nightclub in the Australian city of Melbourne, police said on Sunday.

          Venezuela's Maduro orders militia expansion as Guaido tours blackout-ravaged state      Comment   Translate Page      
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday ordered an expansion of civilian militia by nearly one million members as opposition leader Juan Guaido toured western Zulia state, which has been hard hit by electricity blackouts.

          UAE welcomes new head of Sudan's transitional military council      Comment   Translate Page      
The United Arab Emirates welcomed the new head of Sudan's transitional military council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Abdelrahman, state news agency (WAM) reported on Saturday.

          Саудовская Аравия поддержала переходной Военный совет Судана      Comment   Translate Page      
Фото: REUTERS/Stringer Саудовский монарх заявил о намерении оказать гуманитарную помощь, в том числе предоставить топливо, медикаменты и продукты питания
          Крупнейший в мире самолет совершил первый испытательный полет      Comment   Translate Page      
Фото: REUTERS/Gene Blevins Полет состоялся над пустыней Мохаве в штате Калифорния
          U.S. mayors decry Trump sanctuary city threat, 'prepared to welcome' migrants      Comment   Translate Page      
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. mayors said on Friday their cities would welcome illegal immigrants, dismissing President Donald Trump's threats to transport people detained at the border to "sanctuary cities" as illustrating the White House's callous approach to the issue. Trump confirmed on Twitter that he wanted to transport people detained in his immigration crackdown at the U.S.-Mexico border to sanctuary cities, an informal designation for localities that refrain from assisting federal immigration authorities in detaining people living in the country illegally. Mayors from across the country were quick to respond to Trump's latest portrayal of immigrants and sanctuary...
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Η Ελλάδα επιδιώκει να συνάψει συμφωνία αυτό το Σαββατοκύριακο για να αποπληρώσει πρόωρα περίπου τα μισά δάνεια που έλαβε από το Διεθνές Νομισματικό Ταμείο, σε μία προσπάθεια να μειώσει το χρέος της, δήλωσε ανώτερος αξιωματούχος χθες το βράδυ, σύμφωνα με το Reuters.

          RSSI.NS on National Stock Exchange of India      Comment   Translate Page      
Mr. Kallol Ghosh is Deputy General Manager, Delivery Head of R S Software India Ltd. He is responsible for entire Delivery to the customer. He has over 20 years of industry experience in providing ...
          FCC to auction additional 5G spectrum, boost rural internet      Comment   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON, April 12- Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said on Friday the FCC intends to start the agency's third 5 G spectrum auction on Dec. 10, the latest effort to make more spectrum available for faster-speed service that could transform significant sectors of the U.S. economy. Since November, the FCC has auctioned 1,550 megahertz of...
          Venezuela's Maduro orders militia expansion as Guaido tours blackout-ravaged state - Reuters      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. Venezuela's Maduro orders militia expansion as Guaido tours blackout-ravaged state  Reuters
  2. Paraguay tells Pompeo: 'We have to combat' Maduro  Washington Examiner
  3. Can US sanctions on Venezuela work? | Al Jazeera Englih  Al Jazeera English
  4. Pompeo: China financing of Maduro prolongs Venezuela crisis  Fox News
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          Tanzanie se chystá zakázat užití jednorázových plastových tašek      Comment   Translate Page      
Východoafrický stát se tak připojí k více než 60 zemím, které zakázaly nebo omezily používání plastových tašek.#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F2019_04_14%2F319365 Tanzanie se chystá zakázat produkci, dovoz, prodej a použití jednorázových plastových tašek. Opatření má vstoupit v platnost v červenci. Oznámil to tamní ministr životního prostředí, uvedla agentura Reuters.
          Caito Foods recalls fresh cut melon over Salmonella outbreak      Comment   Translate Page      
An Indianapolis food company has voluntarily recalled fresh cut melon produced at its facility after reports of nearly 100 illnesses tied to Salmonella contamination.

          Reuters: Σαββατοκύριακο η συμφωνία με ΔΝΤ για αποπληρωμή δανείων      Comment   Translate Page      
Μέσα στο Σαββατοκύριακο θα υπάρξει συμφωνία με το ΔΝΤ, ώστε η Ελλάδα να αποπληρώσει πρόωρα περίπου το μισό μέρος των οφειλών της προς το Ταμείο, στην κατεύθυνση μείωσης του χρέους της δήλωσε αξιωματούχος στο Reuters, υπό καθεστώς ανωνυμίας, στο περιθώριο της εαρινής Συνόδου του ΔΝΤ και της Παγκόσμιας Τράπεζας στην Ουάσινγκτον. Το αίτημα μετέφερε στην Κριστίν Λαγκάρντ ο υπουργός Οικονομικών Ευκλείδης Τσακαλώτος.
          World's largest plane makes first flight over California      Comment   Translate Page      
The world's largest aircraft took off over the Mojave Desert in California on Saturday, the first flight for the carbon-composite plane built by Stratolaunch Systems Corp, started by late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, as the company enters the lucrative private space market.

          Multiple people shot outside nightclub in Australia      Comment   Translate Page      
Multiple people have been shot outside a nightclub in the Australian city of Melbourne, police said on Sunday.

          Venezuela's Maduro orders militia expansion as Guaido tours blackout-ravaged state      Comment   Translate Page      
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday ordered an expansion of civilian militia by nearly one million members as opposition leader Juan Guaido toured western Zulia state, which has been hard hit by electricity blackouts.

          UAE welcomes new head of Sudan's transitional military council      Comment   Translate Page      
The United Arab Emirates welcomed the new head of Sudan's transitional military council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Abdelrahman, state news agency (WAM) reported on Saturday.

          Brazil president raises eyebrows saying Holocaust can be forgiven      Comment   Translate Page      
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro drew veiled rebukes from Israel on Saturday after saying the Nazi genocide of the Jews during World War Two could be forgiven.

          Cuban president calls for strengthened defences, economy in response to Trump threats      Comment   Translate Page      
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel accused the Trump administration on Saturday of dragging relations with the United States to their worst level in decades and called on Cubans to strengthen the Communist-run country's defences and economy.

          Saudi Arabia backs Sudanese military council moves, announces aid package      Comment   Translate Page      
Saudi Arabia said on Saturday it backed steps announced by Sudan's transitional military council and announced an aid package to Sudan that includes wheat, petroleum products, and medicine, Saudi state news agency (SPA) said.

          Trade rows cloud global economy as officials fret over slowdown      Comment   Translate Page      
Trade disputes and tighter financial conditions are among the top threats to a slowing world economy, global finance officials said on Saturday, urging countries to take steps to shore up growth.

          Japan tells global finance leaders sales tax to rise as scheduled      Comment   Translate Page      
Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso on Saturday pledged to global finance leaders that Tokyo will forge ahead with a scheduled sales tax hike in October, even as weakening global growth darkened the outlook for the export-reliant economy.

          Gunfire heard outside Sudanese Defence Ministry was celebratory - witnesses      Comment   Translate Page      
Gunfire that was heard outside the Sudanese Defence Ministry in the capital Khartoum on Saturday turned out to be celebratory, witnesses said.

          New Palestinian government sworn in amid factional tensions      Comment   Translate Page      
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday swore in a new government headed by a loyalist from his dominant Fatah party, a move rejected by his Islamist rival Hamas as a blow to unity efforts.

          ECB's Draghi worried about Fed's independence      Comment   Translate Page      
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi expressed concern on Saturday about the U.S. Federal Reserve's independence, warning that a loss of its autonomy could undermine the credibility of policy.

          Tennis: Garin overpowers Querrey to make Houston final      Comment   Translate Page      
Chilean Christian Garin powered past eighth seed Sam Querrey to make his second ATP Tour final at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship in Houston on Saturday.

          U.S. House panel chairman gives IRS April 23 deadline on Trump taxes      Comment   Translate Page      
U.S. congressional Democrats on Saturday headed for a showdown with the Internal Revenue Service over President Donald Trump's tax returns, setting a new hard deadline of April 23 for the federal tax agency to hand the documents over to lawmakers.

          ATP roundup: Paire rallies past Tsonga into Marrakesh final      Comment   Translate Page      
Frenchman Benoit Paire overcame a sluggish start to oust countryman and wild card Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 on Saturday, claiming a spot in the Grand Prix Hassan II final at Marrakesh, Morocco.

          Thousands rally in Belgrade to protest against Serbian president      Comment   Translate Page      
Thousands of anti-government protesters gathered in Belgrade on Saturday to press demands for an end to the rule of President Aleksandar Vucic and his Progressive Party, greater media freedom and free and fair elections.

          NASCAR notebook: Kurt Busch takes quantum leap in qualifying in stride      Comment   Translate Page      
RICHMOND, Va. - You would have thought Kurt Busch would have been elated at his third-place qualifying effort for Saturday's Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway.

          Head of Sudan's rapid support forces appointed deputy head of transitional military council      Comment   Translate Page      
The head of Sudan's rapid support forces, General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo known by his nickname Hemeti, was appointed deputy of Sudan's transitional military council, Sudanese state TV said on Saturday.

          Molinari and Woods renew majors battle for Green Jacket      Comment   Translate Page      
Francesco Molinari surged two shots clear at the top of the Masters leaderboard on Saturday to set up another final round showdown with Tiger Woods for a major title.

          Eastern Libya parliament head says forces will push Tripoli campaign      Comment   Translate Page      
Eastern Libyan forces will pursue their advance on the capital Tripoli, the head of the eastern parliament in the divided country said on Saturday, despite international calls for a halt in an offensive that risks causing many civilian casualties.

          Koepka comfortable to be in chasing pack at Masters      Comment   Translate Page      
Brooks Koepka relinquished his share of the Masters lead on Saturday but the American is not about to panic given the increased self-belief that helped him bag two of the last three majors.

          Clashes erupt in yellow vest protests as Macron prepares policy response      Comment   Translate Page      
Yellow vest demonstrators clashed with riot police in the French city of Toulouse on Saturday, even as President Emmanuel Macron prepared a series of policy announcements aimed at quelling 22 consecutive weekends of anti-government protests.

          Green Jacket within Molinari's reach      Comment   Translate Page      
Francesco Molinari delivered his best 18 holes at Augusta National with a six-under 66 that lifted him two strokes clear of the pack on Saturday but the Italian knows danger lurks around every corner at the Masters.

          Four EU countries to take rescued migrants after Med standoff      Comment   Translate Page      
Four European Union countries have agreed to take in 64 African migrants rescued by the German ship Alan Kurdi and stranded at sea for almost two weeks, the Maltese government announced on Saturday.

          WTA roundup: Anisimova, Sharma into final at Bogota      Comment   Translate Page      
Sixth-seeded American Amanda Anisimova overcame a slow start to rally past Brazilian qualifier Beatriz Haddad Maia 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-2 on Saturday and reach the Claro Open Colsanitas final in Bogota, Colombia.

          Woods within striking distance of fifth Green Jacket      Comment   Translate Page      
Tiger Woods shot his best score at Augusta National since 2011, a five-under-par 67 that lifted him within two strokes of third-round leader Francesco Molinari at the Masters on Saturday.

          Sure-footed Finau makes charge up Masters leaderboard      Comment   Translate Page      
Tony Finau is no stranger to making a charge at Augusta National, fortunately for him the one he made at the Masters on Saturday left him with a better chance of slipping into a Green Jacket than an ankle brace.

          Simpson and Cantlay flirt with Masters course record      Comment   Translate Page      
Webb Simpson and Patrick Cantlay grazed the Masters course record on Saturday, each posting an eight-under par 64 at Augusta National, just one stroke shy of the best-ever 63.

          Kings reach deal to hire Walton as coach      Comment   Translate Page      
Luke Walton and the Kings have agreed to a multi-year contract to make him Sacramento's next coach, The Athletic reported.

          Final round tee times brought forward at Masters      Comment   Translate Page      
Tee times have been brought forward for the final round at the Masters on Sunday in an effort to beat expected bad weather at Augusta National.

          Motorcycling: Marquez on pole in Austin for seventh year in a row      Comment   Translate Page      
Honda's MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez took pole position at the Grand Prix of the Americas for the seventh year in a row on Saturday while title rival Andrea Dovizioso could manage only 13th place on the grid.

          McIlroy's grand slam bid on life support at Masters      Comment   Translate Page      
Rory McIlroy's quest to complete the career grand slam at this year's Masters was on life support after the misfiring Northern Irishman failed to make a move during his third round on Saturday.

          U.S. mayors decry Trump sanctuary city threat, 'prepared to welcome' migrants      Comment   Translate Page      
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. mayors said on Friday their cities would welcome illegal immigrants, dismissing President Donald Trump's threats to transport people detained at the border to "sanctuary cities" as illustrating the White House's callous approach to the issue. Trump confirmed on Twitter that he wanted to transport people detained in his immigration crackdown at the U.S.-Mexico border to sanctuary cities, an informal designation for localities that refrain from assisting federal immigration authorities in detaining people living in the country illegally. Mayors from across the country were quick to respond to Trump's latest portrayal of immigrants and sanctuary...
          After reality check, Indonesia's 'new face' in politics seeks second term      Comment   Translate Page      
When Indonesian President Joko Widodo was elected five years ago, the former furniture salesman seemed to offer a clean break from the military and political elite that had clung to power since the fall of strongman ruler Suharto in 1998.

          Australian media to face court over Pell trial coverage      Comment   Translate Page      
Three dozen Australian journalists and publishers are to face court on Monday over their coverage of Cardinal George Pell's trial for child sex abuse, with prosecutors seeking fines and jail terms over accusations of breached gag orders in the case. Prosecutors in the southeastern state of Victoria have accused the 23 journalists and 13 news outlets of aiding and abetting contempt of court by overseas media and breaching suppression orders.

          Bombing damages Colombia pipeline, second spill under investigation      Comment   Translate Page      
A bombing damaged a section of Colombia's Trasandino pipeline, state-run company Ecopetrol said on Saturday, and the company was investigating a crude spillage from the Cano Limon pipeline to determine if it was also caused by an attack.

          Venezuela's Maduro orders militia expansion as Guaido tours blackout-ravaged state      Comment   Translate Page      
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday ordered an expansion of civilian militia by nearly one million members as opposition leader Juan Guaido toured western Zulia state, which has been hard hit by electricity blackouts.

          Multiple people shot outside nightclub in Australia - Reuters      Comment   Translate Page      
Multiple people shot outside nightclub in Australia  Reuters

Multiple people have been shot outside a nightclub in the Australian city of Melbourne, police said on Sunday.

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          Democrats give Trump 10 days to hand over tax returns      Comment   Translate Page      
Trump suggested the US should bring more immigrants from Norway, not ‘shithole countries’. (Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

Democratic lawmakers on Saturday gave tax authorities a final deadline of April 23 to hand over President Donald Trump's tax returns, which Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the administration was considering.

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          Atac armat în apropierea unui club din oraşul australian Melbourne      Comment   Translate Page      
Mai multe persoane au fost împuşcate duminică în apropierea unui club din Prahran, o suburbie a oraşului australian Melbourne, potrivit Reuters.
          Jair Bolsonaro, încă o declaraţie controversată: „Crimele Holocaustului pot fi iertate”      Comment   Translate Page      
Preşedintele Braziliei, Jair Bolsonaro, a declarat, în cadrul unei întâlniri cu un grup evanghelic, că faptele comise de regimul nazist în timpul celui de-al Doilea Război Mondial împotriva evreilor şi altor minorităţi, pot fi iertate, potrivit Reuters.
          World's largest plane makes first flight over California      Comment   Translate Page      

1 / 7 The world’s largest airplane, built by the late Paul Allen’s company Stratolaunch Systems, makes its first test flight in MojaveThe world’s largest airplane, built by the late Paul Allen’s company Stratolaunch Systems, makes its first test flight in Mojave, California, U.S. April 13, 2019. REUTERS/Gene Blevins By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) […]

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          Finnish voters may pave way for first leftist premier in two decades      Comment   Translate Page      

Social Democratic Party Chairman Antti Rinne campaigns for the Finnish parliamentary elections in Espoo, Finland April 13, 2019. Lehtikuva/Heikki Saukkomaa via REUTERSMore By Anne Kauranen HELSINKI (Reuters) – Finland may usher in its first leftist prime minister in two decades in parliamentary elections on Sunday, as voters worry over the future of the country’s generous […]

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          Israel plans new moonshot after maiden mission fails      Comment   Translate Page      

FILE PHOTO: An image taken by Israel spacecraft, Beresheet, upon its landing on the moon, obtained by Reuters from Space IL on April 11, 2019. Courtesy Space IL/Handout via REUTERS/File PhotoMore JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The aerospace company behind Israel’s failed first moonshot said on Saturday it would pursue a second mission with funds raised from […]

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          Top Democrat sets new deadline for Trump's tax returns - Washington Examiner      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Israel plans new moonshot after maiden mission fails      Comment   Translate Page      
The aerospace company behind Israel's failed first moonshot said on Saturday it would pursue a second mission with funds raised from private donors and the public.

          Fisher-Price recalls sleepers after reports of death      Comment   Translate Page      
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Friday that toymaker Fisher-Price has voluntarily recalled all its “Rock ‘n Play Sleeper” products after reports of more than 30 infant deaths.
          U.S. bill tackles social media 'dark patterns'      Comment   Translate Page      
Two U.S. senators introduced a bill to ban online social media companies like Facebook and Twitter from tricking consumers into giving up their personal data.
          Wall Street closes near record highs      Comment   Translate Page      
U.S. stocks closed near record highs on Friday after JPMorgan Chase soothed worries that the first-quarter earnings season would curb Wall Street's big rally back from last year's slump. Fred Katayama reports.
          Dividend stocks like P&G will fare well, says David Bahnsen      Comment   Translate Page      
The author of a new book on dividend stocks tells Reuters' Fred Katayama what investors should look for when picking stocks of companies with promising payouts.
          Germany to halve 2019 growth forecast - government source      Comment   Translate Page      
The German government is set to halve its 2019 growth forecast for Europe's biggest economy, a government source told Reuters on Friday, reflecting a worsening slowdown led by a recession in the manufacturing sector. David Pollard reports.
          JPMorgan profit eases economic fears      Comment   Translate Page      
JPMorgan Chase's quarterly profit rose and easily beat estimates, easing fears that slowing economic growth could weigh on its results. Fred Katayama reports.
          Buy banks, sell utilities in pair trade, says Art Hogan      Comment   Translate Page      
National Securities chief market strategist Art Hogan tells Reuters' Fred Katayama bank stocks are at a low point as JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo get set to report earnings Friday.
          The battle for Africa's giant car market      Comment   Translate Page      
Global auto giants are looking to crack the African market, which while dominated by second-hand cars, promises rapid growth as trade tensions threaten sales elsewhere. Serena Chaudhry reports.
          Branson's wife "definitely will not be flying"      Comment   Translate Page      
British Billionaire Richard Branson and his spaceflight company Virgin Galactic aim to fly tourists into space as early as this summer. Branson sat down with Reuters to discuss his aspirations and his competitors and to explain why his wife "definitely will not be flying." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
          Breakingviews TV: Sony stalkman      Comment   Translate Page      
Pushy investor Dan Loeb is back for a second time to put pressure on the $60 bln Japanese entertainment-to-electronics conglomerate. Robyn Mak and Jeffrey Goldfarb discuss how it’s an opportunity for the PlayStation maker to split the company and create additional value.
          China trade: exports rebound but imports fall more than expected      Comment   Translate Page      
China's exports rebounded in March but imports shrank for a fourth straight month and at a sharper pace, painting a mixed picture of the economy as trade talks with the United States reach their endgame. Pascale Davies reports.
          Disney unveils price, launch date for big streaming push      Comment   Translate Page      
Walt Disney priced its highly anticipated streaming video service below Netflix in an aggressive move to challenge the dominant streaming service and entice families to buy yet another monthly subscription. David Pollard reports.
          French court finds Bayer's Monsanto guilty      Comment   Translate Page      
A French court has ruled that Monsanto was liable for the sickness of a farmer who inhaled one of its weedkillers, in another legal setback for the Bayer-owned business over health claims. Anna Bevan reports.
          Boeing CEO: MAX customers are trying out fix      Comment   Translate Page      
Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenberg told a leadership conference the airplane maker is on the road to getting its 737 MAX back in the air as two-thirds of its customers have tried out a software fix for a glitch linked to two plane crashes in five months. Conway G. Gittens reports.
          Uber files for initial public offering      Comment   Translate Page      
Uber Technologies revealed in its IPO filing on Thursday that it has 91 million users, but said growth is slowing and it may never make a profit. Chris Dignam has more.
          Virgin Galactic space travel nears lift-off      Comment   Translate Page      
James Clash can hardly wait. He's a member of an exclusive group signed up for space tourist flights with Virgin Galactic, some of whom paid up to $250,000 and have waited more than a decade to be one of the first passengers on Richard Branson's commercial spaceline. Their wait is nearly over.
          SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launches first paid mission      Comment   Translate Page      
Elon Musk scores another victory with the successful launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy - the world's most powerful rocket. This is the rocket's first commercial mission following a successful test flight last year, and it wowed the crowds with a perfect landing of all three boosters.
          Uber files for initial public offering      Comment   Translate Page      
Uber Technologies revealed in its IPO filing on Thursday that it has 91 million users, but growth is slowing and it may never make a profit.
          Boeing CEO: MAX customers are trying out fix      Comment   Translate Page      
Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenberg told a leadership conference the airplane maker is on the road to getting its 737 MAX back in the air as two-thirds of its customers have tried out a software fix linked to a glitch that caused two plane crashes in five months.
          Tabloid National Enquirer up for sale      Comment   Translate Page      
The owner of the National Enquirer said on Wednesday it was considering selling the tabloid, which has admitted to paying hush money to help U.S. President Donald Trump get elected and been accused of attempting to blackmail Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
          Глава Нацразведки и безопасности Судана ушел в отставку — СМИ      Comment   Translate Page      
Военный переворот в Судане произошел 11 апреля 2019 г.   В Судане ушел в отставку глава Национальной службы безопасности и разведки страны Салах Абдалла. Об этом сообщает агентство Reuters со ссылкой на свои источники. «Глава Национальной службы безопасности и разведки Судана ушел в...
          27 possible graves found on FL reform school grounds      Comment   Translate Page      
A contractor carrying out pollution cleanup near Florida's highly-controversial shuttered Dozier Reform School for Boys discovered 27 "anomalies" in March it described as "possible graves." Gavino Garay reports.
          焦点:笑顔や自撮りで結束狙う欧州極右勢力、分断に終止符か      Comment   Translate Page      
イタリアのサルビーニ副首相は、フランス極右政党のリーダーであるマリーヌ・ルペン氏に絵文字入りのテキストメッセージを送ったり、オーストリアの極右政治家ハインツクリスティアン・シュトラッヘ氏と撮ったセルフィー(自撮り)画像を投稿したりしている。
          アングル:トランプ氏の不満はもっともか、FRB批判を検証      Comment   Translate Page      
米連邦準備理事会(FRB)が経済成長を妨げ、自身の利下げ要請を聞き入れないと不満を募らせていたトランプ大統領は、同中銀理事に保守系経済評論家のスティーブン・ムーア氏と元ピザチェーン経営者ハーマン・ケイン氏を指名する意向を示している。
          アングル:メイ英首相の更迭は可能か      Comment   Translate Page      
英国の欧州連合(EU)離脱を巡り、メイ英首相に辞任を求める圧力が強まっている。メイ氏は離脱を見届けた後に辞任する意向を示しているが、与党保守党がそれより前に同氏を更迭することはできるのだろうか。
          焦点:映画館に存亡の危機か、ネット配信に揺れるハリウッド      Comment   Translate Page      
スーパーヒーローや怪物、宇宙人が闘いを繰り広げる巨大スクリーンの裏側で、現実のバトルがぼっ発している。その結果は、全米各地の映画館で今後どの作品が上映されるのかを左右する。
          コラム:米ウーバーIPO、企業価値1000億ドルは射程内      Comment   Translate Page      
[サンフランシスコ/ニューヨーク 11日 ロイター BREAKINGVIEWS] - 米配車大手ウーバー・テクノロジーズが新規株式公開(IPO)で目指す企業評価額は昨年の売上高の約9倍と、IPOで先行した同業リフトよりも控え目だ。
          コラム:米企業トップ、ビジネスジェット私的利用の甘い実態      Comment   Translate Page      
[ニューヨーク 11日 ロイター BREAKINGVIEWS] - 米企業の経営者が「資本主義が脅かされている」と訴えるのは、慣行上の習わしになっているようにみえる。だがその多くは、文字通り「雲の中に頭を突っ込んで」空想にふけっているようなものだ。
          Eastern Libya parliament head says LNA forces will push Tripoli campaign      Comment   Translate Page      
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BENGHAZI: Eastern Libyan forces will pursue their advance on the capital Tripoli, the head of the eastern parliament in the divided country said on Saturday, despite international calls for a halt in an offensive that risks causing many civilian casualties.
His comments came as more clashes rocked the southern outskirts of Tripoli, where eastern forces have been confronted by groups allied to Prime Minister Fayez Al-Serraj’s internationally recognized government.

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          Clashes erupt in ‘yellow vest’ protests as Macron prepares policy moves      Comment   Translate Page      
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PARIS: “Yellow vest” demonstrators clashed with riot police in the French city of Toulouse on Saturday as President Emmanuel Macron prepares a series of policy announcements aimed at quelling 22 consecutive weekends of anti-government protests.
Police in the southeastern city fired teargas and arrested several people after several hundred demonstrators started throwing objects, burning rubbish bins and trying to enter areas where protests have been banned.

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          Random Notes 19Jan05      Comment   Translate Page      

Originally posted on: http://tostringtheory.com/evjen/archive/2005/01/19/20373.aspx

  • Mr. Kent Sharkey informs everyone who may be interested in working with the latest ASP.NET 2.0 bits that the November 2004 CTP is better than the December 2004 CTP package. Where do you get these Community Technology Previews btw? From logging onto your MSDN subscription, that's how!
  • Bill Gates is trying to arrange a meeting with the President of Brazil in order to convince him about the evils of open source and why they should stick it out with Microsoft. Interesting read here on this topic. I would *love* to be a fly-on-the-wall for that meeting (if it takes place).

  • The Airbus A380 was released yesterday to much fanfare by the various EU nations that run (and shadily funded ... at least some say) this organization. In a specific configuration, this plane can hold more than 800 people! Incredible, but is it needed is my first question. How can anyone ensure the safety of all those people getting on a single aircraft - it only takes one messed up person to cause havoc. I have spent many years working in the Russian aviation industry doing ***** and ******, so it is interesting to see how big technology is taking these planes. The Russians have used the biggest cargo plane, the AN-225, for awhile now. Man, do I have some interesting stories about this aircraft! But, back to the A380 ... it's like a flying city! Can you imagine 850 people descending on customs or baggage claim all at the same time!?!

Girl Scouts

  • The Girl Scouts of America started their annual cookie drive last Saturday. My daughter is on the hunt for buyers! ;) Watch out! They use this money to go do things like day-camps and the likes. The interesting stats on the cookies was that 45% of the cookie box goes to the parent organization while only 15% goes to the local group. The rest covers cost. Oh well.

Opportunity's Heat Shield in Color, Sol 335

  • Still the greatest gadget story EVER, the mars mission is still on and sending back some spectacular data and imagery. It's too bad that the Mars Rover Missions are being ignored by the press these days. Also interesting is the European Space Agency's landing on the moon Titon - a moon with an actual atmosphere! Here is the first color photo from Titon. They think they have found large balls of ice on the planet as well as places water had to be flowing. Pretty incredible stuff.

          "Medieval" Times in Verona - A Report from the World Congress of Families       Comment   Translate Page      

[Note: Quotations in the following piece from speakers at the World Congress of Families may be paraphrased. They are based upon my own notes taken at the time, and in the case of speeches not given in English, based on the simultaneous translations provided by the Congress.]

I was privileged to attend and speak at the most recent World Congress of Families (WCF), held in Verona, Italy from March 29-31. Only after hearing what the Italian speakers at the Congress had to say did I realize that this may have been the most controversial of these events—in its own country—held so far.

The most frequently cited (and refuted) criticism of the WCF was that its views are “medieval.” After two days of hearing references from the podium to the attacks upon the Verona Congress, I finally went online to find Italian news in English to document what had gone on.

The source of the “medieval” charge was an Italian politician named Luigi Di Maio. He is the leader of a relatively young political party in Italy known as the “Five Star Movement” (abbreviated M5S), and is a co-deputy prime minister. He also asserted that the WCF was for “right-wing losers.”

Some Americans may not realize the extent to which a parliamentary system creates strange bedfellows. The Five Star Movement—described by Wikipedia as a populist party taking a “big tent” political position—won the most seats in the Italian Parliament in the 2018 elections, but not a majority. Therefore, it had to form a coalition with The League, a more conservative party centered in Northern Italy (where Verona is). Several League politicians were stronger supporters of the World Congress of Families—meaning that Di Maio’s attack was directed at his own coalition partners. Di Maio had said, “The League in Verona celebrates the Middle Ages, we do not.”

When a criticism is repeatedly cited by those who were the target of it, it has probably backfired (think of Hillary Clinton and the “basket of deplorables”). That may well have been the case with the “medieval” charge, which speaker after speaker at the WCF seized upon.

“This is an open community.”

For example, Luca Zaia, President of the Veneto Region where Verona is located (roughly the equivalent of a governor in the U.S.), told the opening session of the Congress, “You must thank those who attacked you—you have become well known!”

Part of the reason defenders of the World Congress were able to take the high ground from critics was because of the heavy-handed efforts not only to stigmatize the event, but to prevent it from taking place at all. This had the effect of turning defenders of free speech into defenders of the World Congress, and vice versa.

Zaia reported, “I’ve been attacked a lot—people said we should not have this event in Verona.” However, he declared, “This is an open community as long as I am here. There is freedom for everyone to talk. The fundamental rule is to have respect for everybody . . . I do not consider this the middle ages.”

“Everyone has a right to express their own ideas.”

Federico Sboarina, the Mayor of Verona, struck a similar note. “In my city, everyone has a right to express their own ideas—no one has a right to intimidate them. Verona is being depicted as a ‘medieval’ city. It’s those who stop people from speaking freely who are ‘medieval.’”

“The worst thing you can do is prohibit [an] idea.”

This theme of free speech even led to an unscheduled appearance by Italian radio host Giuseppe Cruciani. He said bluntly, “I’m not one of you,” as far as pro-family and pro-life policy is concerned. However, he noted that “for weeks now, there has been a campaign against this event.” He said he had learned from his experience in radical politics, “If you want to fight an idea, the worst thing you can do is prohibit that idea.” Therefore, Cruciani pledged, “Every time they want to stop you from expressing your opinion, I will be with you, even though I do not agree with you.”

“The media . . . want to suppress freedom of expression.”

Writer Maria Giovanna Maglie said, “The controversy actually attracted me; but I didn’t think the attack would be so violent. If you read the papers, you would think we were here to create an outrageous scandal, to celebrate the funerals of freedom and liberty.”

Actually, she said, “Freedom is of fundamental importance—but much of the media is here to stop it. They want to suppress freedom of expression.”

“Does the World Congress of Families promote hatred?” she asked. “No, it promotes the family” (and “so does the Italian constitution,” she noted. Article 29 of that document says, “The Republic recognizes the rights of the family as a natural society founded on marriage.”).

“If you are pro-life, why should you be called ‘medieval?’” asked Maglie. She referred to political correctness as “a new authoritarianism,” and drew prolonged applause when she concluded by calling on all to resist its “tyranny.”

“This event has become a symbol of freedom.”

Sandro Oliveri, President of the Federation of Italian Pentecostal Churches, praised the organizers of the Congress, saying that they “have been very brave in light of what you have faced in the last few days,” including “aggressiveness and violence.”

“This event has become a symbol of freedom,” he declared—although not the kind promoted by those who “think that freedom is [only] to say what they agree with.”

“Why should people be afraid of talking about family?” Oliveri wondered. “This is about protecting the weakest people, the children.”

“Saying no” to practices that harm women and children “does not limit anyone’s freedom,” he insisted. “It does not mean to be ‘medieval.’”

“So much hatred”—but toward the World Congress of Families, not from it

For Lorenzo Fontana, Italy’s Minister for the Family and Disabilities, the attacks on the WCF had a personal cost. “I saw so much hatred in the polemics of the last few days,” he said. “I had to be accompanied by twice as many police as usual in my own city. Many people suffered: my wife was ill-treated at work because of the polemics. My child has been discriminated against at kindergarten because she is the daughter of Minister Fontana.”

Fontana addressed another stereotype about the Congress. “I was told that those at that Congress are against women who work,” he said. “I was told I wanted to keep women at home.” In reality, he insisted the opposite is true—“All the women in my life work!” Instead, what he wants to do is to aid female employment by facilitating “work-life balance.”

“Having a child is positive for business,” Fontana declared, citing research showing “an increase in productivity” with mothers in the workplace. “Unfortunately,” he lamented, “some people in Italy still have a ‘medieval’ view and don’t understand these things!”

The real “backward thinkers”

The fieriest speech at the Congress came from Giorgia Meloni, a member of the Chamber of Deputies (the lower house of the Italian parliament) and president of a conservative political party known as the Brothers of Italy. One article describes Meloni as the “leading lady of Italy’s right.”

“They said we are medieval, depressives, losers,” Meloni said. “I reject these [charges] and send them back to those who formulated them.” They are the real “backward thinkers,” she insisted. “A loser comes to insult us when we talk about families,” she declared. “Losers are those who accept abortion at the ninth month!”

“The fascists are gone.”

The highest-ranking government official to address the Congress was Matteo Salvini, who serves as both Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister in the current Italian government, and who was described last year by Time magazine as “the most feared man in Europe.” Salvini said that the criticism of the World Congress of Families had been “surreal,” with people asking him, “Are you sure you want to go to Verona? It’s the middle ages, losers, right-wing people.”

Several of the officials who spoke at the Congress are referred to in the media as “far right” or even “neo-fascist”—but it is hard to know how seriously to take those characterizations, coming from outlets that unquestioningly accept the Southern Poverty Law Center’s designation of mainstream conservative organizations like the World Congress of Families and Family Research Council as “hate groups.” Responding to such attacks, Salvini said wearily, “The fascists are gone;” but then added wryly, “There are still communists, though.” Salvini also declared, “Racism and excessive religious beliefs are not here in this room—it is others who are [wrongly] judging us.”

Grazie, Italia!

Given the ferocity of the attacks, the organizers of the World Congress of Families (especially Chairman Antonio Brandi) deserve tremendous credit for persevering. And the speakers who braved the criticism to address and/or actively support the Congress deserve the thanks of all those of us who attended. Special kudos to those not even part of the pro-family movement who nevertheless stood for the principal of free speech. To all of these, I say—Grazie, Italia!


          Indignan: Assange y WikiLeaks...cinco preguntas y respuestas sobre la gravedad de una detención que ha sacudido el mundo....Por Redacción Vilaweb      Comment   Translate Page      
La detención del fundador de WikiLeaks constituye una enorme amenaza a la libertad de información en todo el mundo

1. ¿Quién es Julian Assange?

Julian Assange es el fundador y la cara pública de WikiLeaks, una organización internacional que ha publicado secretos oficiales que han ayudado a la sociedad a entender mejor cómo funciona el poder. Concretamente, WikiLeaks publicó unos documentos oficiales importantes relacionados con las operaciones militares de Estados Unidos en Afganistán e Irak, lo que cambió radicalmente la percepción de lo que ocurre.
WikiLeaks publicó el vídeo en el que se veía como soldados estadounidenses mataban desde un helicóptero varias personas, entre las que se encontraba un reportero de Reuters. Hasta entonces, los Estados Unidos habían negado los hechos. Posteriormente, se supo que la soldado Chelsea Manning era la fuente de la filtración. Manning fue condenada a 35 años de prisión, pero el presidente Barack Obama, en una de sus últimas decisiones, le conmutó la pena. Sin embargo, Manning volvió a entrar en prisión en marzo pasado, según WikiLeaks, a fin de presionarla para que acusara a WikiLeaks de estar detrás de su decisión de entregar aquellos documentos.
Después de la primera filtración, WikiLeaks publicó por medio de un conjunto de periódicos 92.000 documentos sobre la guerra de Afganistán entre 2004 y 2009. Los documentos demostraron comportamientos criminales del ejército de Estados Unidos, y la Casa Blanca acusó WikiLeaks de poner en peligro sus tropas. La publicación de esos documentos cambió completamente la percepción del público sobre aquella guerra.
Más adelante, el 22 de octubre de 2010, WikiLeaks publicó casi cuatrocientos mil documentos oficiales sobre la guerra de Irak que demostraban el uso sistemático de la tortura por parte del ejército de Estados Unidos y los asesinatos de civiles y gente desarmada. Se considera la mayor filtración de documentos clasificados de la historia.
El 28 de noviembre de 2010, WikiLeaks filtró una colección de 251.187 documentos de correspondencia interna del Departamento de Estado de Estados Unidos. Los documentos aportaron datos nuevos sobre una gran cantidad de cuestiones, tanto de política internacional como interna, de una multitud de estados.
Todas estas filtraciones se hicieron de acuerdo con algunos de los principales diarios y medios del mundo y tomando medidas para evitar situaciones potencialmente peligrosas para personas que no estuvieran directamente vinculadas a actuaciones ilegales.
A partir de 2010, los Estados Unidos comenzaron una intensa campaña de desprestigio y persecución de WikiLeaks que incluía dificultar técnicamente su trabajo y la difusión de las informaciones conseguidas. Por ejemplo, hicieron que las principales empresas informáticas renunciaran a alojar sus servidores y que Visa y Mastercard se negaran a aceptar donaciones para WikiLeaks. Como parte de la campaña, se reclamó la extradición de Julian Assange.

2. ¿Por qué razón Suecia pedía el  extradición?

En el marco de la campaña de presión a WikiLeaks, en noviembre de 2010, Suecia activó una orden de arresto internacional contra Julian Assange por unas acusaciones de agresión sexual y violación que él ya había negado tres meses antes cuando le interrogaron.
Assange se entregó a la policía británica, donde residía, el 7 de diciembre de 2010, y fue retenido diez días hasta que lo dejaron en libertad. Posteriormente, perdió el juicio por extradición y, antes de que el volvieran a detener, entró en la embajada de Ecuador en Londres, que le concedió asilo político. El 12 de diciembre de 2017 recibió la nacionalidad ecuatoriana.
Antes, el 19 de mayo de 2017, la fiscalía sueca había parado la investigación sobre la acusación de violación y pidió revocar la euroorden. La policía británica, sin embargo, mantiene la orden de detención por haber roto el acuerdo judicial de 2012 en refugiarse en la embajada de Ecuador.
No está claro que el Reino Unido atienda una posible demanda de extradición de Suecia o Estados Unidos. De momento, lo único que ha dicho es que no aceptará la extradición a un país donde pueda ser condenado a muerte, como sería el caso de los Estados Unidos. Cuando revocó la euroorden, Suecia advirtió que Assange podía ser detenido si entraba en Suecia antes de agosto de 2020.

3. ¿Por qué le persiguen los Estados Unidos?

Tras la publicación de los documentos militares de Estados Unidos, en 2010, el gobierno estadounidense ordenó perseguir Assange por espionaje. Documentos publicados por Edward Snowden demuestran que la justicia de Estados Unidos ha construido un caso contra Assange y espera poder extraditar para acusarlo de espionaje.
Durante la campaña electoral de 2016, WikiLeaks publicó una serie de correos electrónicos de la candidata Hillary Clinton enviados cuando era secretaria de Estado. Muchos periodistas consideran que estos correos hicieron daño a la campaña de Clinton y sirvieron para relacionarse Assange con una hipotética intervención rusa por las redes sociales para conseguir la victoria de Donald Trump.

4. ¿Cómo es que estaba refugiado en la embajada del  Ecuador en Londres y por qué le han entregado ahora?

Assange se refugió en la embajada de Ecuador cuando supo que había perdido el juicio sobre su extradición a Suecia. Expresó el temor de que las autoridades suecas, que en teoría el demandaban por delitos sexuales, el extraditado a Estados Unidos, que lo quería juzgar por espionaje.
El presidente de Ecuador en 2012, Rafael Correa, garantizó el derecho de asilo a Julian Assange por su defensa de la libertad de expresión y de la libertad de prensa y viendo que su vida corría peligro. A raíz de la detención de Assange, Correa calificó el actual presidente Lenín Moreno, que fue su vicepresidente, del ‘traidor más grande de la historia de América Latina’.
Assange residió desde entonces en una habitación de la embajada de Ecuador en Londres, sin ninguna posibilidad de salir al aire libre, más allá del balcón. Probaron varias veces de trasladarlo a Ecuador, pero las autoridades británicas advertían que pararían el vehículo si salía de la embajada, incluso si lo hacía en un vehículo oficial.
En 2015, Assange pidió el asilo político en el estado francés, pero François Hollande respondió que Assange no corría ningún peligro y que, por tanto, no había ninguna razón para darle asilo político. Islandia también se ofreció a acogerlo, pero volvió a surgir el problema de cómo abandonar el edificio de la embajada.
A partir de octubre de 2016, las relaciones entre Assange y Ecuador se complicaron por la publicación de las revelaciones de WikiLeaks durante la campaña electoral americana. Posteriormente, otras cuestiones, entre las que el apoyo de Assange al proceso de independencia de Cataluña, también le comportar problemas. El 28 de marzo de 2018, Ecuador cortó la conexión de internet a Assange por haber apoyado Carles Puigdemont raíz de la detención del presidente catalán.
El enfrentamiento con el nuevo presidente de Ecuador, Lenín Moreno, que tomó posesión del cargo hace justo un año, proviene sobre todo porque Moreno acusa Assange y WikiLeaks de la filtración de documentos que prueban su corrupción, a pesar de que Assange ha restado incomunicado desde marzo de 2018.

5. La detención de  Assange es legal?

No. La ONU ha dictaminado de manera clara que la detención de hecho de Julian Assange, obligado a permanecer dentro la embajada de Ecuador en Londres, es una detención completamente ilegal, ha pedido la liberación de Assange y una compensación por los años pasados ​​en estas condiciones.
Pero más allá de los hechos legales, la detención de Assange establece un terrible precedente que amenaza la libertad de prensa en todo el mundo, desde el momento que su persecución se basa en el hecho de que ha publicado documentos reales, muy relevantes para la sociedad entienda cómo funciona el poder. La publicación de material clasificado no puede implicar la consideración que quien lo publica es un traidor o puede ser acusado de traición. Si fuera así, ningún editor de ningún periódico se atrevería a publicar nada que no fuera autorizado. De hecho, los editores de los diarios que publicaron las filtraciones de WikiLeaks deberían estar en la misma posición de Assange desde un punto de vista lógico, teniendo en cuenta que el uno y los otros fueron los responsables de la difusión pública de unos documentos que no habían obtenido de manera directa.
https://www.vilaweb.cat/noticies/julian-assange-wikileaks-detencio/

1. Qui és Julian Assange?

Julian Assange és el fundador i la cara pública de WikiLeaks, una organització internacional que ha publicat secrets oficials que han ajudat la societat a entendre millor com funciona el poder. Concretament, WikiLeaks va publicar uns documents oficials importants relacionats amb les operacions militars dels Estats Units a l’Afganistan i l’Irac, fet que va canviar radicalment la percepció de què hi passa.
WikiLeaks va publicar el vídeo en què es veia com soldats americans mataven des d’un helicòpter diverses persones, entre les quals un reporter de Reuters. Fins aleshores, els Estats Units havien negat els fets. Posteriorment, es va saber que la soldat Chelsea Manning era la font de la filtració. Manning va ser condemnada a 35 anys de presó, però el president Barack Obama, en una de les seves darreres decisions, va commutar-li la pena. Tanmateix, Manning va tornar a entrar a la presó el març passat, segons WikiLeaks, per pressionar-la perquè acusés WikiLeaks de ser darrere de la seva decisió de lliurar aquells documents.
Després de la primera filtració, WikiLeaks va publicar per mitjà d’un conjunt de diaris 92.000 documents sobre la guerra de l’Afganistan entre el 2004 i el 2009. Els documents van demostrar comportaments criminals de l’exèrcit dels Estats Units, i la Casa Blanca va acusar WikiLeaks de posar en perill les seves tropes. La publicació d’aquells documents va canviar completament la percepció del públic sobre aquella guerra.
Més endavant, el 22 d’octubre de 2010, WikiLeaks va publicar gairebé quatre-cents mil documents oficials sobre la guerra de l’Irac que demostraven l’ús sistemàtic de la tortura per part de l’exèrcit dels Estats Units i els assassinats de civils i gent desarmada. Es considera la més gran filtració de documents classificats de la història.
El 28 de novembre de 2010, WikiLeaks va filtrar una col·lecció de 251.187 documents de correspondència interna del Departament d’Estat dels Estats Units. Els documents van aportar dades noves sobre una gran quantitat de qüestions, tant de política internacional com d’interna, d’una multitud d’estats.
Totes aquestes filtracions es van fer d’acord amb alguns dels principals diaris i mitjans del món i prenent mesures per a evitar situacions potencialment perilloses per a persones que no estiguessin directament vinculades a actuacions il·legals.
A partir del 2010, els Estats Units van començar una intensa campanya de desprestigi i persecució de WikiLeaks que incloïa dificultar tècnicament la seva feina i la difusió de les informacions aconseguides. Per exemple, van fer que les principals empreses informàtiques renunciessin a allotjar els seus servidors i que Visa i Mastercard es neguessin a acceptar donacions per a WikiLeaks. Com a part de la campanya, es va reclamar l’extradició de Julian Assange.

2. Per quina raó Suècia en demanava lextradició?

En el marc de la campanya de pressió a WikiLeaks, el novembre del 2010, Suècia va activar una ordre d’arrest internacional contra Julian Assange per unes acusacions d’agressió sexual i violació que ell ja havia negat tres mesos abans quan el van interrogar.
Assange es va lliurar a la policia britànica, on residia, el 7 de desembre de 2010, i va ser retingut deu dies fins que el van deixar en llibertat. Posteriorment, va perdre el judici per extradició i, abans que el tornessin a detenir, va entrar a l’ambaixada de l’Equador a Londres, que li va concedir asil polític. El 12 de desembre de 2017 va rebre la nacionalitat equatoriana.
Abans, el 19 de maig de 2017, la fiscalia sueca havia aturat la investigació sobre l’acusació de violació i va demanar de revocar l’euroordre. La policia britànica, però, manté l’ordre de detenció per haver trencat l’acord judicial del 2012 en refugiar-se a l’ambaixada de l’Equador.
No és clar que el Regne Unit atengui una possible demanda d’extradició de Suècia o els Estats Units. De moment, l’única cosa que ha dit és que no acceptarà l’extradició a un país on pugui ser condemnat a mort, com seria el cas dels Estats Units. Quan va revocar l’euroordre, Suècia va advertir que Assange podia ser detingut si entrava a Suècia abans de l’agost del 2020.

3. Per què el persegueixen els Estats Units?

Després de la publicació dels documents militars dels Estats Units, el 2010, el govern americà va ordenar de perseguir Assange per espionatge. Documents publicats per Edward Snowden demostren que la justícia dels Estats Units ha bastit un cas contra Assange i espera poder-lo extradir per acusar-lo d’espionatge.
Durant la campanya electoral del 2016, WikiLeaks va publicar un seguit de correus electrònics de la candidata Hillary Clinton enviats quan era secretària d’Estat. Molts periodistes consideren que aquests correus van fer mal a la campanya de Clinton i van servir per a relacionar Assange amb una hipotètica intervenció russa per les xarxes socials per a aconseguir la victòria de Donald Trump.

4. Com és que està refugiat a lambaixada de lEquador a Londres i per què lhan lliurat ara?

Assange es va refugiar a l’ambaixada de l’Equador quan va saber que havia perdut el judici sobre la seva extradició a Suècia. Va expressar el temor que les autoritats sueques, que en teoria el demandaven per delictes sexuals, l’extradissin als Estats Units, que el volia jutjar per espionatge.
El president de l’Equador el 2012, Rafael Correa, va garantir el dret d’asil a Julian Assange per la seva defensa de la llibertat d’expressió i de la llibertat de premsa i veient que la seva vida corria perill. Arran de la detenció d’Assange, Correa ha qualificat l’actual president Lenín Moreno, que va ser el seu vice-president, del ‘traïdor més gran de la història de l’Amèrica Llatina’.
Assange va residir des d’aleshores en una habitació de l’ambaixada de l’Equador a Londres, sense cap possibilitat de sortir a l’aire lliure, més enllà del balcó. Van provar unes quantes vegades de traslladar-lo a l’Equador, però les autoritats britàniques advertien que aturarien el vehicle si sortia de l’ambaixada, fins i tot si ho feia en un vehicle oficial.
El 2015, Assange va demanar l’asil polític a l’estat francès, però François Hollande va respondre que Assange no corria cap perill i que, per tant, no hi havia cap raó per a donar-li asil polític. Islàndia també es va oferir a acollir-lo, però va tornar a sorgir el problema de com abandonar l’edifici de l’ambaixada.
A partir de l’octubre del 2016, les relacions entre Assange i l’Equador es van complicar per la publicació de les revelacions de WikiLeaks durant la campanya electoral americana. Posteriorment, altres qüestions, entre les quals el suport d’Assange al procés d’independència de Catalunya, també li van comportar problemes. El 28 de març de 2018, l’Equador va tallar la connexió d’internet a Assange per haver donat suport a Carles Puigdemont arran de la detenció del president català.
L’enfrontament amb el nou president de l’Equador, Lenín Moreno, que va prendre possessió del càrrec ara fa just un any, prové sobretot perquè Moreno acusa Assange i WikiLeaks de la filtració de documents que proven la seva corrupció, malgrat que Assange ha restat incomunicat des del març del 2018.

5. La detenció dAssange és legal?

No. L’ONU ha dictaminat de manera clara que la detenció de fet de Julian Assange, obligat a romandre dins l’ambaixada de l’Equador a Londres, és una detenció completament il·legal, ha demanat l’alliberament d’Assange i una compensació pels anys passats en aquestes condicions.
Però més enllà dels fets legals, la detenció d’Assange estableix un terrible precedent que amenaça la llibertat de premsa a tot el món, des del moment que la seva persecució es basa en el fet que ha publicat documents reals, molt rellevants perquè la societat entengui com funciona el poder. La publicació de material classificat no pot implicar la consideració que qui el publica és un traïdor o pot ser acusat de traïció. Si fos així, cap editor de cap diari s’atreviria a publicar res que no fos autoritzat. De fet, els editors dels diaris que van publicar les filtracions de WikiLeaks haurien d’estar en la mateixa posició d’Assange des d’un punt de vista lògic, tenint en compte que l’un i els altres van ser els responsables de la difusió pública d’uns documents que no havien obtingut de manera directa.
https://www.vilaweb.cat/noticies/julian-assange-wikileaks-detencio/

vía:
 https://kaosenlared.net/assange-y-wikileaks-cinco-preguntas-y-respuestas-sobre-la-gravedad-de-una-detencion-que-ha-sacudido-el-mundo/
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人类首张黑洞照片是多国科学家共同协作研究推证的结果
(德国之声中文网)4月10日,"事件视界望远镜"(EHT)国际研究项目研究人员在包括美、日、中、台等在内的多个国家和地区同时公布了人类真正掌握的第一张宇宙黑洞的照片。令全世界的天文迷为之振奋。而这个事件在中国却掀起了一个有关版权的纷争。中国专业图片版权提供方"视觉中国"一时间成为众矢之的,原因是它一度把全球科研人员通过共同努力协作研究制作完成的黑洞照片归为"己有",向用户收取数额不小的版权使用费。
据包括"新华社"在内的各大中国媒体报道,4月11日,也就是"事件视界望远镜"(EHT)组织公布第一张黑洞照片后的第二天,中国的正版图片内容服务网站"视觉中国"出现了同一张黑洞的照片。据"搜狐财经"报道,视觉中国官方网站曾在 "人类首张黑洞照片"版权声明中称图片由欧洲南方天文台(The European Southern Observatory)提供,图片仅限编辑类使用,不得商用,而版权所有归为视觉中国,如用于商业,则需咨询视觉中国客户代表。官媒新华社在相关报道中指出:上述说法难免被大众理解为一旦使用"黑洞"图片就要付费给视觉中国。
版权方:注明来源无商业用途限制
中国媒体《每日经济新闻》声称就此事获得了欧洲南方天文台(简称ESO)的正式书面回复,在相关回复的中文翻译文本中可以看到ESO表态称:视觉中国的这种版权主张不合法。这张图片的版权归属于事件视界望远镜合作项目(Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration,以下简称EHT),而ESO就是隶属于EHT。据称欧洲南方天文台在回复中明确表示:相关图片可以免费使用,且只要正确地写明了图片的来源,这些图片也可以用作商业用途。
所以也就不难理解为何"视觉中国"网站最初向黑洞照片的使用者收取费用的做法会激起众多中国网民的抵触。更有网民找出了这个上市公司所属网站向中国"国旗"、"国徽"以及领导人历史照片收取版权费用的例证。中国"共青团中央"的官方微博于4月11日发表了两张"视觉中国"称国旗国徽版权归其所有的网站截图,并@视觉中国网站的官方微博"视觉中国影像"发文问道:"国旗、国徽的版权也是贵公司的?"
Handelsstreit zwischen USA und China (picture-alliance/dpa/Getty Images/F. Li)
在Getty Images的图库中 可以看到许多国旗的图片
官方出面点名"视觉中国"
随后,中国国家版权局通过其官方微信公众号发表声明称:"近日,"黑洞图片"版权问题引发关注。国家版权局重视图片版权保护,依法维护著作权人合法权益。各图片公司要健全版权管理机制,规范版权运营,合法合理维权,不得滥用权利。"同时天津互联网信息办公室也于4月12日凌晨公布,已于11日依法约谈视觉中国网站负责人,责令该网站立即停止违法违规行为,全面彻底整改。
天津网信办认为,视觉中国"在其发布的多张图片中刊发敏感有害信息标注,引起网上大量转发,破坏网络生态,造成恶劣影响",此行为违反了相关法规,责令其立即停止传输相关信息,从严处理相关责任人,全面清查历史存量信息,加强内容审核管理和编辑人员教育培训,并提到,视觉中国网站负责人表示,管理上存在严重问题,将全面彻底整改,在此期间暂时关闭网站。
截止至4月12号,"视觉中国"的官方网站(www.vcg.com)已经无法登陆,由于该公司的主体为上市公司,其上市企业信息网站仍可访问。本周五,视觉中国的股票开盘后毫无悬念跌停,跌幅为10%。但从该公司最新的财务报告来看,这家以"视觉内容与服务"为核心主业的上市公司2018年上半年的营业收入比去年同期增长了近26%,经营活动产生的现金流量净额更是在同期内增长了158%。而真正能从中获取最大利益的是公司的大股东--美国图片内容交易公司Getty Images。根据视觉中国公布的财务报告,Getty Images的占股比例为50%。
Screenshot Getty Foto Schwarzes Loch M87 (gettyimages.de)
Getty Images 也为这张版权不属于它的图片开出了475欧元高价
Getty Images也弄错了
而在Getty Images德国区的图片素材网站上,可以看到和"视觉中国"几乎类似的对"黑洞"照片的处理方法。截止至德国时间4月12日上午,Getty Images在网站上给黑洞照片4K大分辨率版的开价为475欧元,同时在图片版权说明中表示:Getty Images针对以新闻编辑为目的行为提供这个公开发布的图像,但不是其版权所有者。使用该图可能需要其它权限,并且最终由用户自行负责。在面对德国之声的询问时,Getty Images的一名企业客户服务代表承认,该网站为黑洞4K照片475欧元的开价是"系统错误",原因是该公司在这张图片上没有更改相关默认的系统设置。对于全球的新闻媒体来说,在报道中使用该图不用支付任何费用。同时该客户服务代表认为,目前没有人有权将最新公布的这张黑洞照片用于商业领域。综其所述,视觉中国之前所说的"如用于商业,则需咨询视觉中国客户代表"并无法律依据。
在舆论的高压之下,视觉中国4月11日通过其官方微博发表声明称:"黑洞"照片属于Event Horizon Telescope组织,视觉中国通过合作伙伴获得编辑类使用授权。该图片授权并非独家,其他媒体和图片机构也获得了授权。但是该图片根据版权人要求只能用于新闻编辑传播使用,未经许可,不能作为商业类使用。商业使用一般包括广告、促销等使用场景,视觉中国并未获得该图片商业用途的权利。"如未经版权人授权,用于商业用途,将可能存在风险。"在使用相关图片默认的版权信息声明情况下,"视觉中国"和其控股公司Getty Images都未将欧洲南方天文台向《每日经济新闻》的相关表态考虑在内。
激怒舆论的真正原因
在舆论对"视觉中国"的批评声中,可以看到让广大中国网民,包括许多自媒体博主真正愤怒的不是黑洞照片被一度被"视觉中国"归为己有,而是对其背后商业盈利模式的质疑。公司在2017年的年度报告中披露:公司自行研发了鹰眼(图像版权网络追踪系统),能够追踪到公司拥有的图片在网络上的使用情况。报告期内,公司通过"鹰眼"发现的潜在客户数量较去年同期有超过84%的增长;通过"鹰眼"新增年度协议客户数量较去年同期增长超过54%。
所以,视觉中国"黑洞"事件爆发后,就引发了公众对该公司自称拥有版权的图片到底有多少合法性的质疑。新华社在其最新报道中指出,对于很多刚刚进入自媒体行业的人来说,"都会得到前辈一句教导--网上搜图的时候一定要看看有没有视觉中国的水印。一旦用了视觉中国的图片,视觉中国都只接受'赔偿'而不是删图道歉。"中国的自媒体中,目前比较知名的就是专门翻译外媒文章的自媒体网站"煎蛋网"。其创始人Sein去年曾在题为《被视觉中国索赔图片版权,很难受》的文章中表示收到了视觉中国的"索赔"邮件,称被要求赔偿"整体打包优惠"后的25万人民币。在这篇文章的评论区,可以看到诸多"我也被告了,求后来"的网友评论。
中国官媒《人民日报》的一则博文更是得到了中国网民的广泛转发和评论,该报在新浪微博发问:"视觉中国"下线国旗、国徽等不合规图片并致歉。怎样的图片能收费?探讨来得猝不及防却颇有意义。当版权保护成共识,没有人否认摄影作品有著作权。问题在于,著作权是否真成立?平台有没有净化版权池?商业模式是否经得起推敲?避免版权保护陷入"黑洞",与提倡版权付费一样重要。在这个被评论转发均超过12000次的博文下,《人民日报》贴出了写着"不敢配图"四个大字的图片。

          黑洞、国旗和国徽:暴风眼中的视觉中国触动了哪些神经      Comment   Translate Page      
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Image caption引发争议的视觉中国交易平台将中国国旗和国歌相关图片也纳入了自己的版权范围。
就在世界各地为人类首次拍摄到黑洞照片兴奋的时候,这张照片在中国引发了一场“知识产权”风波。
处在风波中心的是知名视觉内容互联网版权交易平台“视觉中国”。内地网友发现,如果通过视觉中国网站使用这张图片,版权将受到限制。随后又爆出中国国旗与国徽图片在这个网站上版权也受限制。
这让很多中国人不能接受。“国旗、国徽的版权也是贵公司的?”中国共青团中央官方微博4月11日向视觉中国发问道。
这起事件还引来了中国政府的介入。天津市网信办表示,视觉中国“传播违法有害信息”,已经成立工作督导组进驻视觉中国网站,指导督促公司整改。
这次版权争议给视觉中国带来巨大打击。12日视觉中国股票跌停,且网站暂停服务,恢复日期未定。
根据视觉中国集团官网介绍,该公司旗下拥有中国“最大的优质数码视觉内容平台”,合作方包括CCTV、Getty Images、BBC、路透社等中外图片社、影视机构及版权机构。

黑洞、国旗与国徽

这是人类首张真实的黑洞照片,之前类似的图片都是出自艺术家笔下。图片版权REUTERS
Image caption就在世界各地为人类首次拍摄到黑洞照片兴奋的时候,这张照片在中国引发了一场知识产权风波。
最初视觉中国上的黑洞照片页面显示,图片为编辑图片,如用于商业用途需要联系视觉中国。
对此欧洲南方天文台(ESO)称,视觉中国的版权主张不合法,且从未就黑洞图片联系过ESO。
而在中国国旗与国徽的图片也显示为编辑图片,且国徽图片还被标记为“限价图片”,如果用于内文价格不低于150元,整版跨页不低于500元,杂志封面不低于1000元,商业使用价格另议。
随后视觉中国两次发表声明,称其通过合作伙伴获得黑洞图片的编辑类使用授权,版权人要求未经许可不得用作商用,且删除国旗、国徽图片,并表示对两张图片有审核不严责任,对此道歉。
“这其实很正常,”中国大邦律师事务所合伙人、知识产权律师斯伟江告诉BBC中文。他解释称,这种平台一般遵循“避风港”原则,平台上的内容如果版权产生争议,且平台在接到有效通知后将内容删除,则平台不负法律责任。
但事件之后仍在继续发酵。天津网信办称,针对视觉中国“传播违法有害信息”情况,11日约谈网站负责人,责令视觉中国网站立即停止“违法违规”行为,全面彻底整改。同时针对近期“图片类有害信息多发”的情况,启动专项行动,集中排查清理各网站、各环节的图片类有害信息。
澳门大学政府与公共行政系副教授李亦然认为,网信办介入是因为国旗与国徽图片的问题。她表示,中国《国旗法》与《国徽法》规定,国徽、国旗不能用于商标与广告,其实暗含逻辑就是说不能商用,而视觉中国页面显示可以用于谋利,这显然是违反了国旗国徽法的“司法精神”。
“网信办起到的是传声筒的作用,”李亦然说。“当一个事情引起很多人讨论的时候,网信办会关注到这个问题,之后如果发现有问题会去治理。”
此外,另外一家中国图片内容平台全景网络主动全面审核自身产品,宣布暂停网站服务。“中国当局习惯进行全行业调查,因此自查是一种正常反应,”美国博钦律师事务所(Perkins Coie LLP)合伙人吉莫曼(James Zimmerman)告诉BBC中文。

成为众矢之的

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这起事件在社交网络引发从网民到自媒体,甚至官方部门的愤怒及调侃。
新浪微博上,“视觉中国”话题一直居高不下,“视觉中国道歉”相关内容阅读量已达2.9亿,讨论量近5万。
《人民日报》4月11日晚发表微博,讨论版权保护与商业模式问题,并配有"不敢配图"字样的图案。新华社旗下新华网也在官方微博发问:“视觉中国”,咋啥都是你的?
吉莫曼认为,视觉中国对自己并不拥有版权的东西却声明版权,“他们已经失控”。
此前,视觉中国经常作为版权维权的一方出现在公众视线中。内地媒体“第一财经”报道称,两家“视觉系”公司作为知识产权侵权纠纷中的原告一方,涉及官司超过2000起。
斯伟江认为,视觉中国之所以引起如此广泛愤怒可能与其经常打官司的“经营模式”有关。他称,中国普遍版权意识不强,很多人通常选择免费下载图片使用,因此视觉中国“得罪的人比较多”。

中国的知识产权

斯伟江表示,视觉中国打官司反映的是知识产权保护的一个“模糊地带”。“知识产权的运用是有张力的,有的人用的夸张一点,有的人保守一点,但如果消灭这个模糊地带反而会缩减知识产权的保护,”他说。
也有声音认为,在版权意识并不强的中国,视觉中国起到的作用不能忽视。摄影师“常青藤”向BBC中文表示,他自己会将作品上传到这种平台,不少公司、媒体会无端盗用摄影师的作品,如果作品放在视觉中国这类平台上,平台可以在一定程度上保护他们的版权。
“盗图最厉害的是自媒体,这次吵得最狠的也是这些人,”常青藤说。
“现在问题比较多的是自媒体,”南京大学新闻学院教授白净告诉BBC中文。“自媒体不是一个机构,也很难被找到,大多时候是个人,也很难处罚很高的金额,”她认为,这场风波会让大家更多关注图片版权的问题,最终会是“一件好事”。
近一年来,知识产权保护一直是中美贸易战中的主要议题,伴随两国越来越接近达成贸易协议,这个时间节点发生知识产权争议对中国可能有些尴尬。上海罗思法律事务所的专利律师帕佩佐治(Elliot Papageorgiou)对路透社说,眼下中国正积极在知识产权保护方面寻求认可,发生这种事情对中国来说“不是时候”。
中国国家版权局12日表示,将图片版权保护纳入“剑网2019”专项行动,要求各图片公司合法合理维权,不得滥用权利。
“视觉中国做的是中国知识产权法律规定允许的事情,如果因为知识产权问题导致这个平台关闭,那反而说明中国的知识产权法没有张力,”斯伟江这样表示。
文章来源:BBC 

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Eastern Libya parliament head says forces will push Tripoli campaignIn a possible new front, the eastern Libya National Army (LNA) was readying a unit to move to the Es Sider and Ras Lanuf oil ports, Libya's biggest, on the eastern coast, anticipating an attack from an armed group allied to Serraj, eastern military officials said. Last week the European Union had called on the LNA to stop its attacks, having agreed on a statement after France and Italy sparred over how to handle the conflict.



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          Vuela por primera vez al avión más grande del mundo      Comment   Translate Page      
El avión más grande del mundo despegó el sábado sobre el desierto de Mojave en California, el primer vuelo del avión compuesto de carbono construido por Stratolaunch Systems Corp.

El avión blanco llamado Roc, tiene el tamaño de un campo de fútbol americano y está propulsado por seis motores en un fuselaje doble y se lanzó al aire poco antes de las 7 am hora del Pacífico (1400 GMT) y se mantuvo en vuelo por más de dos horas antes de aterrizar a salvo en el puerto aéreo y espacial de Mojave cuando una multitud de cientos de personas aplaudieron.

"Qué fantástico primer vuelo", dijo el presidente ejecutivo de Stratolaunch, Jean Floyd, en un comunicado publicado en el sitio web de la compañía.

"El vuelo de hoy avanza nuestra misión de proporcionar una alternativa flexible a los sistemas de lanzamiento en tierra", dijo Floyd. "Estamos increíblemente orgullosos del equipo de Stratolaunch, de la tripulación de vuelo de hoy, de nuestros socios en los compuestos escalados de Northrup Grumman y del puerto aéreo y espacial de Mojave".

El avión está diseñado para lanzar cohetes y otros vehículos espaciales que pesan hasta 200 mil kilos a una altura de 10 mil metros y la compañía ha declarado que la implementación del satélite es "tan fácil como reservar un vuelo de una aerolínea".

El vuelo del sábado, que vio al avión alcanzar una velocidad máxima de 304 kilómetros por hora y altitudes de 17,000 pies, estaba destinado a probar su rendimiento y cualidades de manejo, según Stratolaunch.

Allen, quien cofundó Microsoft con Bill Gates en 1975, anunció en 2011 que había formado el Stratolaunch financiado con fondos privados.

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Stratolaunch ha dicho que pretende lanzar sus primeros cohetes desde el Roc en 2020 a la mayor brevedad. Con información de Reuters.
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          'El Chapo' Guzman is awaiting his fate in a US jail, but the Sinaloa cartel already has its next fight lined up      Comment   Translate Page      

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  • Sinaloa cartel chief Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, convicted in New York in February, is awaiting what will almost certainly be a life sentence.
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Former Sinaloa cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is in a Manhattan jail awaiting what will almost certainly be a life sentence in one of the US's most secure prisons.

Since his capture in early 2016, Mexico's criminal groups have fought on, and the cartel he founded and its rivals now appear to be opening a new phase in their battle for dominance.

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          Here are the 41 best photos from the Masters so far      Comment   Translate Page      

Masters Best Pictures 2019David J. Phillip/AP

The Masters is the most prestigious golf tournament in the world, and it is also one of the most beautiful events in sports.

The beauty of the Masters is one of many things that make it so special, and the talented photographers at the Associated Press and Reuters capture that artistry in their work. 

Read more: 36 things that make the Masters one of the quirkiest events in sports

We've collected the best photos so far. Take a look below.

Jack Nicklaus hits a ceremonial tee shot to start the tournament.

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The patrons celebrate a Justin Thomas birdie.

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Jason Day chips with the iconic Masters scoreboard in the background.

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This is Deplorable....Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda is charged with attempted homicide after throwing a random five-year-old boy from the third level of the Mall of America. How does Reuters present the story??: FAKE HEADLINE: {{file|t=s4XNo_1555202994}} Imagine if this perp was white? The Minnesota Mall of America is well known for danger and violence due to its proximity to a large Muslim population near Minneapolis. However, it is not politically correct to talk about it openly.... thus Reuters pulls out the cultural Marxist headline transcriber. Ridiculous.
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Speaking Friday in Chile upon the start of his three-day South American tour, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called out China and Russia for spreading "disorder" in Latin America through failing investment projects that only fuel corruption and undermine democracy, especially in places like Venezuela. 

According to Bloomberg, Pompeo specifically listed a failing dam project in Ecuador, police advisory programs in Nicaragua, and Chinese loans to the Maduro government, which goes further back to Chavez. 

Pompeo with Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, via Reuters

Pompeo asserted Chinese loans in Latin America “often injects corrosive capital into the economic bloodstream, giving life to corruption, and eroding good governance.” Both Beijing and Moscow have ultimately spread their economic tentacles into the region to “spread disorder,” he added.

In what appears an effort to sustain momentum toward pressuring regime change in Caracas, America's highest diplomat met Chilean President Sebastian Pinera earlier Friday, and will hit Paraguay, Peru next, and finally on Sunday will travel to a Colombian town on the border with Venezuela.

Pompeo and Piñera also generally discussed the U.S.-China trade war and Beijing's “Belt and Road” initiative, with Pompeo suggesting he was optimistic about solving the tariff war with China. But the focus remained finding a US-desired outcome to the Venezuela crisis. 

According to Bloomberg

As part of the broader pressure campaign on Maduro, Pompeo said the U.S. has revoked visas for 718 people and sanctioned over 150 individuals and entities. On Friday, the U.S. sanctioned four companies it says transport much of the 50,000 barrels of oil that Venezuela provides to Cuba each day.

Late last month Pompeo had even more directly addressed Moscow, calling on Russia to “cease its unconstructive behavior” after it deployed a small troop contingency to Caracas to service existing military equipment contracts. Notably, Venezuela also has Russia's S-300 air defense missile system, which over the past month have been reported deployed to a key airbase south of the capital of Caracas. 

And in February Pompeo claimed in an interview with Fox News that "Hezbollah has active cells in Venezuela" — an assertion that has seemed to disappear from the spotlight of late. 

China, for its part, has proactively offered to help Venezuela with its failing power grid, after a series of devastating mass outages over the past month has resulted in "medieval" conditions amidst an already collapsing infrastructure. Beijing also recently denied it has deployed troops to Venezuela after media reports a week ago cited online photos which appeared to show a Chinese military transport plane deployed to Caracas. 


          UPDATE 2-One dead in shooting outside Australia nightclub, three injured      Comment   Translate Page      
A drive-by shooting outside a nightclub in the Australian city of Melbourne inflicted "horrific injuries" that killed a security guard and wounded three men, police said on Sunday, but there was no suggestion yet that the attack was terror-related.

          Australian media to face court over Pell trial coverage      Comment   Translate Page      
Three dozen Australian journalists and publishers are to face court on Monday over their coverage of Cardinal George Pell's trial for child sex abuse, with prosecutors seeking fines and jail terms over accusations of breached gag orders in the case.

          World's largest plane makes first flight over California      Comment   Translate Page      
The world's largest aircraft took off over the Mojave Desert in California on Saturday, the first flight for the carbon-composite plane built by Stratolaunch Systems Corp, started by late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, as the company enters the lucrative private space market.

          REFILE-Israel plans new moonshot after maiden mission fails      Comment   Translate Page      
The aerospace company behind Israel's failed first moonshot said on Saturday it would pursue a second mission with funds raised from private donors and the public.

          TIM asks Italian watchdog to delay review over network spinoff - source      Comment   Translate Page      
Italian phone group Telecom Italia (TIM) has asked watchdog AGCOM to postpone its review of a plan to spin off its fixed-line network because the scheme will be modified, a source close to matter said on Saturday.

           Comment on ECRL, China’s Second Route to Bypass Malacca Strait by Joseph       Comment   Translate Page      
Just like the ancient time, the Chinese, not the Westerners, shapes the regional trade route. Ancient China established and shaped the first Malacca trade route that is still in use today, the one Reuters always touts to carry $5 billion a year commerce, the one that CIA prowls with illegal activities such as smuggling, drug traffickings and piracies to fund their illegal activities. CIA's lucrative and corrupt business is actually behind why the American is taking it so hard when Chinese Navy began to re-establish control by patrolling the area. With China building artificial islands as watch towers, the lawless area, the so-called Asia's Wild West, become tame once again. Who got to lose from all this? The crooks who prowl it, of course. The ones that are under the protection of the so-called 'world police', the US Navy. But now with China is building the second route, the South China Sea's importance for American illicit business would be severely diminished. Once completed, we would see that American would lose interest in the South China Sea, perhaps in Japan too since the country is bankrupt anyway. High costs with little or no return, let see how long the American would last. We should encourage the American to have more and more of their so-called FONOPs. They may have the laugh every time they do it, but they obviously choke every time they see the bills. They are also useful for to keep the soldiers in the artificial islands to practice their battle readiness.
          Fusillade devant une boîte de nuit de Melbourne, piste terroriste écartée      Comment   Translate Page      
(zonebourse.com) (Bilan actualisé, précisions) SYDNEY, 14 avril (Reuters) - Une personne a été tuée et trois autres ont été blessées lors d'une fusillade devant l'entrée d'une boîte de nuit de Melbourne, a déclaré dimanche la police australienne, qui a dit écarter pour le moment la piste terroriste. La fusillade a eu lieu...
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          Agenda de l'actualité politique et générale internationale      Comment   Translate Page      
(zonebourse.com) PARIS, 14 avril (Reuters) - Agenda des événements à venir dans l'actualité internationale. DIMANCHE 14 AVRIL HELSINKI - Elections législatives en Finlande. LUNDI 15 AVRIL WASHINGTON - L'Attorney General (ministre de la Justice) William Barr a...
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          Plusieurs blessés par balles devant une boîte de nuit de Melbourne      Comment   Translate Page      
(zonebourse.com) SYDNEY, 14 avril (Reuters) - Plusieurs personnes ont été blessées par balles devant l'entrée d'une boîte de nuit de Melbourne, a déclaré samedi la police australienne, précisant que deux hommes avaient été transportés à l'hôpital dans un état grave. Une porte-parole de la police a déclaré par téléphone qu'aucun élément...
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          Israël-SpaceIL prévoit le lancement d'une nouvelle sonde lunaire      Comment   Translate Page      
(zonebourse.com) JERUSALEM, 14 avril (Reuters) - L'entreprise à but non lucratif SpaceIL, qui a contribué à la construction de la première sonde lunaire israélienne baptisée Beresheet, a déclaré samedi qu'elle allait entreprendre une nouvelle mission, après que la sonde s'est écrasée jeudi sur la surface de la Lune à cause de défaillances techniques....
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          Venezuela-Maduro ordonne l'expansion de la milice pro-gouvernementale      Comment   Translate Page      
(zonebourse.com) CARACAS, 14 avril (Reuters) - Le président vénézuélien en exercice Nicolas Maduro a ordonné samedi l'expansion de la milice civile pro-gouvernementale afin de porter le nombre de ses membres à trois millions d'ici à la fin de l'année, contre un peu plus de deux millions actuellement selon le dirigeant socialiste. Cette...
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          Finlande: Les sociaux-démocrates veulent renouer avec la victoire      Comment   Translate Page      
(zonebourse.com) (Répétition sans changement de cette dépêche transmise vendredi) par Anne Kauranen HELSINKI, 14 avril (Reuters) - Les sociaux-démocrates finlandais, qui font la course en tête dans les sondages depuis près d'un an, abordent les élections législatives de dimanche avec l'espoir de l'emporter pour la...
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          Bottas conquista pole para milésima corrida da Fórmula 1      Comment   Translate Page      
Por Abhishek TakleXANGAI (Reuters) - Valtteri Bottas vai começar a milésima corrida mundial de Fórmula 1 na pole position depois de superar o colega de Mercedes Lewis Hamilton em uma disputa na primeira fila no Grande...

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          Caito Foods recalls fresh cut melon over Salmonella outbreak      Comment   Translate Page      
An Indianapolis food company has voluntarily recalled fresh cut melon produced at its facility after reports of nearly 100 illnesses tied to Salmonella contamination.

          One dead after Australia shooting outside nightclub - Malay Mail      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. One dead after Australia shooting outside nightclub  Malay Mail
  2. Melbourne nightclub shooting leaves four injured, two critically  BBC News
  3. One dead in shooting outside Australia nightclub, three injured  Reuters
  4. At Least 1 Killed, 3 Injured in Melbourne Nightclub Shooting - Police  Sputnik International
  5. Security guard dies after being shot in face in nightclub drive-by shooting  The Age
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          Russia Profits as US Takes Venezuelan Oil off the Market in Europe      Comment   Translate Page      
By Irina Slav – Oilprice.com – April 12, 2019 European refiners are switching to Russian sour grades as U.S. sanctions have shrunk Venezuela’s similar-grade exports, Reuters reports, adding that the Russian sour crude is getting increasingly expensive. Citing sources from the trading industry, Reuters says the situation has been made worse by the fact that […]
          Arreaza sobre la gira de Pompeo por Sudamérica: "Estos gobiernos le hacen creer que visita sus dominios en su 'patio trasero'"      Comment   Translate Page      
El canciller de Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza Marco Bello / Reuters El secretario de Estado de EE.UU. visitó ayer Chile, este sábado ha estado...
          'Gangnam style' sex crime: K-pop scandals uncover dark side of Seoul's flashiest district      Comment   Translate Page      
On a recent weekend night, the dance floor at one of the hottest clubs in Seoul's swanky Gangnam district held only a few dozen people surrounded by mostly empty tables.

          One dead in shooting outside Australia nightclub, three injured      Comment   Translate Page      
A drive-by shooting outside a nightclub in the Australian city of Melbourne inflicted "horrific injuries" that killed a security guard and wounded three men, police said on Sunday, but there was no suggestion yet that the attack was terror-related.

          La guerra in Libia ha già fatto 100 vittime, anche 28 bambini      Comment   Translate Page      

Sono 100 i morti - tra i quali 28 bambini - e oltre 500 i feriti registrati in Libia dal 4 aprile ad oggi a causa dei combattimenti in corso. Oltre 200 i bambini che risultano feriti. Lo riferisce all'ANSA il presidente dell'Associazione medici stranieri in Italia (Amsi) Foad Aodi, anche consigliere dell'Ordine dei medici di Roma, che in queste ore è in contatto con medici libici in vari ospedali. Gli ospedali in Libia, afferma, "sono al collasso e sono triplicate le richieste di operare in Italia i bimbi feriti".

"Da quanto mi stanno riferendo i colleghi medici dalla Libia - afferma Aodi - si registrano numerose persone ferite che sono ancora nelle proprie case e la situazione è drammatica perché manca sangue e materiale chirurgico negli ospedali per effettuare gli interventi necessari. C'è il rischio di una crisi umanitaria ed epidemie se non vengono curati i feriti". La popolazione libica, sottolinea, "è schiacciata da giochi politici ed economici internazionali che hanno solo fini di leadership e interesse, senza la minima preoccupazione per le persone. Ci sarebbero oltre 12 mila sfollati, come ci riferiscono i nostri medici e giornalisti in Libia".

Per questo il presidente dell'Amsi, anche a nome delle Comunità del mondo arabo in Italia (Co-mai), lancia un appello: "Bisogna intervenire urgentemente con una sola voce e per l'unità libica, senza azioni militari. Urge una soluzione pacifica per fermare il massacro dei civili. L'Italia - conclude - non deve ripetere gli sbagli del passato all'epoca di Gheddafi e dovrebbe agire in primo piano senza farsi condizionare e scavalcare da altri Paesi".


          Marina Berlusconi: "Quello di Salvini e Di Maio è il governo della decrescita. Ammiro mio padre candidato"      Comment   Translate Page      
Fininvest and Arnoldo Mondadori S.p.A. President Marina Berlusconi pose before the shareholders meeting at the headquarters in Segrate, outside Milan, April 21, 2016.  REUTES/ Flavio Lo Scalzo

Marina Berlusconi ha la sua ricetta e la racconta al Corriere della Sera: "Più cultura e libri per combattere l'antipolitica e il populismo. Via quota 100 e reddito, serve uno choc per l'economia. Quello di Salvini e Di Maio è il governo della decrescita. Mio padre? Lo ammiro per la candidatura".

"La Mondadori apre un capitolo nuovo. Ora siamo un'azienda concentrata sui libri, e credo sia il mestiere più bello del mondo. Ma penso ci sia un motivo in più per essere orgogliosi: perché oggi, con l'aria che tira, di libri, di cultura, di approfondimento, abbiamo proprio un gran bisogno. L'antipolitica, il populismo, l'intolleranza nascono da disagi reali, sono il frutto avvelenato della cattiva politica, di una crisi economica infinita, di una insicurezza diffusa. E il web è stato benzina sul fuoco".

Dice sempre al Corriere della Sera la presidente della casa editrice e della holding Fininvest.

Marina Berlusconi parla quindi di "più cultura e libri per combattere l'antipolitica e il populismo". Chiede poi di mettere "via quota 100 e reddito" perché "serve uno choc per l'economia". "Il Compito dei governanti - sottolinea anche - è decidere, non chiedere alla piazza, al web, di scegliere tra Gesù e Barabba". "Il futuro della nostra casa editrice - fa sapere - è nei libri: sono già il 90% dei margini e vogliamo crescere ancora nel settore"


          Disney hits record on streaming plans; Netflix slips      Comment   Translate Page      

Disney hits record on streaming plans; Netflix slipsShares of Walt Disney Co touched an all-time high on Friday after Wall Street analysts said the aggressive pricing of its new video streaming service could help it better compete with Netflix Inc. Netflix's shares fell about 4 percent after Disney priced its streaming service, Disney+, at $6.99 per month, below the video streaming pioneer's basic plan of $8.99. "Investors find a lot of promise in Disney's offerings because it's well positioned to fight the likes of Netflix for consumers' money," said Clement Thibault, analyst at global financial markets platform Investing.com.



          IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig Has A Message To Taxpayers: Thank You - Forbes      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig Has A Message To Taxpayers: Thank You  Forbes
  2. Here's who's winning under Trump's tax law  CNN
  3. House Democrats give IRS until April 23 to hand over Trump's tax returns  CNBC
  4. House panel chairman gives IRS April 23 deadline on Trump taxes  Reuters
  5. The Public Wants Trump’s Tax Returns  Slate
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          Sr. Systems Analyst & Sr. Software Engineer - IT Objects LLC - Herndon, VA      Comment   Translate Page      
Implement and manage changes using Tableau, R, FIX, Reuters 3.5, RTC, Jira, Axioma, Barclays Point. IT Objects LLC is seeking 4 professional for Fulltime...
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           Comment on The U.S. Bars Entry To Founder Of The BDS Movement by Tom Nash       Comment   Translate Page      
There's a reason for all of those things that St. Peter claims "Tom doesn't know"; I have not paid close enough attention to HHHNN updates, a truely "fair and balanced" source of news. Going forward, I'll ditch Reuters, the NY Times, the Washington Post, the L.A. Times, PBS, ABC, CNBC, and other news sources that have kept me in he dark about all those things St. Peter the Journalist 😉😃😄mentions. Reading every word of a fact-based, objective 😀😆😄😂🤣 source like HHHNN is essential for anyone seeking the "truth".
          Saturday's News Links      Comment   Translate Page      
[Reuters] Criticism mounts of Trump pick for U.S. Federal Reserve

[Reuters] Take Five: Wall Street calling! World market themes for the week ahead

[Reuters] Kuroda brushes aside view BOJ has run out of tools to ease monetary policy

[Reuters] Pompeo says U.S. won't quit fight in Venezuela, defends sanctions

[Reuters] North Korea's Kim Jong Un gives U.S. to year-end to become more flexible

[NYT] U.S. Retail Stores’ Planned Closings Already Exceed 2018 Total
          Service Sales Representative III - Daikin Applied - Quebec City, QC      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Service Sales Representative III (FR) - Daikin Applied - Longueuil, QC      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Premier League: Tottenham climb to third, Cardiff near drop      Comment   Translate Page      
Lucas Moura's first Premier League hat-trick helped Tottenham Hotspur climb above Chelsea into third after a 4-0 victory over bottom side Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

          After reality check, Indonesia's 'new face' in politics seeks second term      Comment   Translate Page      
When Indonesian President Joko Widodo was elected five years ago, the former furniture salesman seemed to offer a clean break from the military and political elite that had clung to power since the fall of strongman ruler Suharto in 1998.

          'Gangnam style' sex crime: K-pop scandals uncover dark side of Seoul’s flashiest district      Comment   Translate Page      
On a recent weekend night, the dance floor at one of the hottest clubs in Seoul's swanky Gangnam district held only a few dozen people surrounded by mostly empty tables.

          New Palestinian government sworn in amid factional tensions      Comment   Translate Page      
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday swore in a new government headed by a loyalist from his dominant Fatah party, a move rejected by his Islamist rival Hamas as a blow to unity efforts.

          Trade rows cloud global economy as officials fret over slowdown      Comment   Translate Page      
Trade disputes and tighter financial conditions are among the top threats to a slowing world economy, global finance officials said on Saturday, urging countries to take steps to shore up growth.

          New military council leader promises civilian government for Sudan      Comment   Translate Page      
The new head of Sudan's military council said on Saturday a civilian government would be formed after consultations with the opposition and promised the transition period would last for a maximum of two years.

          World's largest plane makes first flight over California      Comment   Translate Page      
The world's largest aircraft took off over the Mojave Desert in California on Saturday, the first flight for the carbon-composite plane built by Stratolaunch Systems Corp, started by late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, as the company enters the lucrative private space market.

          Government says no link between Reliance tax relief in France and Rafale jet deal      Comment   Translate Page      
India on Saturday said a French media report linking a tax exemption given to a French subsidiary of Reliance Group and an $8.7 billion fighter jet deal between the two countries was "totally inaccurate."

          Fighting across Afghanistan as Taliban opens offensive before talks      Comment   Translate Page      
Taliban forces attacked the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Saturday, a day after the launch of their annual spring offensive, as fighting intensified across the country ahead of the next round of peace talks with U.S. representatives.

          Iraqi militias reject U.S. naming of Iran's Guards as terrorist group      Comment   Translate Page      
A group of Iraq's Shi'ite militia groups said on Saturday that they strongly rejected the designation of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) as a terrorist organisation by the United States.

          RBI to remain watchful on growth, financial stability: Shaktikanta Das      Comment   Translate Page      
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will remain vigilant and strive to revive growth in Asia's third-largest economy, as well as pushing to maintain macroeconomic, financial and price stability, its governor said in a speech on Friday.

          Islamic State says it was behind Pakistan market suicide bombing      Comment   Translate Page      
Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed at least 18 people in a Pakistan market, the group's Amaq news agency said on Saturday.

          North Korea's Kim Jong Un gives U.S. to year-end to become more flexible      Comment   Translate Page      
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the breakdown in talks with the United States has raised the risks of reviving tensions, and he is only interested in meeting President Donald Trump again if the United States comes with the right attitude, state media KCNA said on Saturday.

          Poland's Kaczynski says 'no' to the euro as part of election campaign      Comment   Translate Page      
Poland's ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) says 'no' to the euro and believes Warsaw should only adopt the common currency when its economy is as big as Germany's, PiS leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski said on Saturday.

          'The people's messengers': Myanmar's satirical poets target censorship      Comment   Translate Page      
In a classroom on the outskirts of Myanmar's biggest city, a thin, bespectacled university student led about a dozen peers in boisterous chants of "Censorship is a shame!" and "We don’t believe in censorship!"

          Scrapping India's trade privileges could hit U.S. consumers, senators say      Comment   Translate Page      
A U.S. plan to end preferential duty-free imports of up to $5.6 billion from India could raise costs for American consumers, two U.S. senators have told their country's trade office, urging a delay in adopting the plan, and seeking more negotiations.

          Making a splash: Centenarian runs for office in German town      Comment   Translate Page      
For most people, reaching 100 would be reason enough to put one's feet up and take things easy, but Lisel Heise has other ideas.

          Cricket: Ganguly backs Shikhar Dhawan to shine at World Cup      Comment   Translate Page      
There is not a bowler in the world that can stop Shikhar Dhawan when the opener is in determined mood and the left-hander will be crucial to India's hopes at this year's Cricket World Cup, former captain Sourav Ganguly has said.

          The Nadal, Federer, Serena questions that will shape the claycourt season      Comment   Translate Page      
Tennis stars Serena Williams, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. (Photos: AFP/Michael Reaves/CLIVE BRUNSKILL/Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon) That’s because the landscape in both the ATP and WTA has changed. After all, who would have pre