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Author: 0 US Congress Opens the Door to Sell off Private Internet Data

In particular, the rule requires ISPs to obtain affirmative "opt-in" consent from consumers to use and share certain information, including app usage and web browsing history. Current FCC Chairman Ajit Pai , appointed by President Trump, opposed the FCC privacy rules and expressed support for congressional action. The ruling means that internet providers will no longer need permission to market customers' web-browsing history.

Author: 0 Leftist Moreno wins Ecuador presidential race

Ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno was declared the victor of Ecuador's presidential. Key to Lasso's challenge of the results in all of Ecuador's 24 provinces were three exit polls that showed him winning. Buried in the communiqués was a 2009 document by U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador Heather Hodges where she outlined alleged corruption charges against a former police chief and speculated that Correa had appointed him because his checkered past made him easy to manipulate.

Author: 0 Trump pressures China on N.Korea before Xi talks

Trump's deputy national security adviser, K.T. McFarland, said there was a "real possibility" North Korea could be capable of hitting the United States with a nuclear-armed missile by the end of Trump's four-year term, the Financial Times reported.

Author: 0 Disgraced Park downsized from Blue House to solitary cell

She had her mugshot taken and was given a prison kit including toiletries, a meal tray and a quilt, reports said. Each cell has a TV set, a sink, a small cupboard and a reading desk that doubles as a dinner table, officials said. She denies the charges. State prosecutors can detain her for up to 20 days before formally charging her and they are expected to do so on charges of extortion , bribery and abuse of power by mid-April.

Author: 0 Top US intelligence Democrat blasts White House over Nunes documents

The supposed bombshell was that President Trump and his transition team members "may have been caught up in incidental surveillance", as MSNBC's Greta Van Susteren revealed last week. "But they couldn't even do that properly". In other words, Yoho doesn't seem to get how Congress works. "No, you absolutely do not, you do one of them, and explicitly not the other - that's literally the whole point of Congress".

Author: 0 Second Juvenile Suspect Arrested In Facebook Live Rape Case

Police expect to make further arrests. "Detectives, working with the State's Attorneys, did several interviews with this victim but she's having a very, very hard time even talking about it", he said. In January, a group of young African-Americans was charged with hate crimes after police say a Facebook Live video showed the youths assaulting a mentally disabled 18-year-old while shouting obscenities about President Donald Trump and white people.

Author: 0 Xi meeting watched for clues of future relationship

Our countries' roles in the world are too crucial not to collaborate, not only bilaterally, but globally. The disparate approaches have led to little certainty in how Trump's session with Xi will proceed. China, Xiong said, realizes that Trump "is a leader with a strong personality". He's insisted that China's subsidizing of exports while limiting imports amounts to an act of economic war, and produced a 2012 documentary film, "Death by China", that depicted a cartoon map of China stabbing ...

Global Media Duterte fires Cabinet member over alleged wrongdoing
Author: 0 Duterte fires Cabinet member over alleged wrongdoing

More than 7,000 people have been killed in "summary executions" since Duterte began his war on drugs last June, Philippines Vice President Leni Robredo said during a meeting at the U.N. President Rodrigo Duterte has sacked his interior minister Ismael Sueno over allegations of corruption. Among those who resigned amid allegations of corruption was former National Irrigation Authority head, and former campaign spokesman of Duterte.

Global Media Urban myth proves true: Grammar vigilante is fixing UK signs
Author: 0 Urban myth proves true: Grammar vigilante is fixing UK signs

A self-proclaimed "grammar vigilante" who prowls Bristol's streets under the cover of darkness is fast making a name for himself as the " Banksy of bad punctuation". The Bristol-based vigilante, who works in engineering, uses sticky-backed plastic to aid his campaign. It was just so loud and in-your-face I just couldn't abide it, so I had to go and apply my wares to this apostrophe.

Author: 0 South Africa's deputy president criticizes corruption

Since Zuma sacked Gordhan on Friday, concerns over corruption in the government are blamed for a fall in the value of the currency of South Africa , one of Africa's most industrialized economies. Roodt said the State owes too much money, state-owned enterprises are in dire straits, and that there is a great deal of political uncertainty in South Africa .

Author: 0 France's Fillon says would launch probe into Hollande if elected

The 48-year-old candidate said she will negotiate to restore French national sovereignty and will call a referendum where French voters would decide on the European Union and euro membership. That would eliminate him at that stage along with the other remaining candidates. The far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon was seen getting 15 per cent, up 3.5 points and ahead of Socialist candidate Benoit Hamon on 10 per cent.

Author: 0 Russian Defense Ministry denies conducting air strikes in Syria's Idlib

On Thursday, air strikes on several areas in the north of Hama province left around 50 people suffering respiratory problems, according to the Observatory, which could not confirm the cause of the symptoms. The White House, according to Reuters , on Tuesday blamed the chemical weapons attack in Syria's Idlib province directly on the government of President Bashar al-Assad and said the incident was "reprehensible and can not be ignored by the civilised world".

Author: 0 Syria 'gas attack' kills dozens in rebel-held Idlib

A member of the Syrian Civil Defence, a rescue group also known as the White Helmets , said: "For the past week, Idlib has been targeted by ongoing air strikes, and after yesterday's attack, one of its main hospitals has been mostly destroyed and can no longer function".

Author: 0 Syrian group raises death toll in suspected gas attack to 58

Pro-opposition Orient News television said the attack on Tuesday killed 50 people and injured more than 150. The attack caused many people to choke or faint, and some had foam coming out of their mouths, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, citing medical sources who described it as a sign of a gas attack.

Author: 0 EU leaders renew fraying Union's vows on 60th anniversary

The Treaty of Rome was signed in 1957, creating the European Economic Community, a predecessor to the modern EU. At the Vatican Friday, Pope Francis told them that their union had achieved much in 60 years but that Europe faced a "vacuum of values".

Author: 0 South African government warns against illegal protests

Gigaba later told a news briefing the rating cut, which is set to push up South Africa's borrowing costs, would force even greater government focus on growing the economy. The volatile currency weakened again to trade 0.5 percent lower. And the speaker of South Africa's parliament is considering an opposition request to hold a no-confidence vote on Zuma.

Global Media Williams humbly passes Smith, joins elite coaching company
Author: 0 Williams humbly passes Smith, joins elite coaching company

Rush also mentioned that National Basketball Association rules prohibit Jordan from being around the team but said wouldn't be surprised if Jordan stayed away from University of Phoenix Stadium based on Tar Heel-infused superstition. It wasn't a game of beauty. The LV Superbook is less excited about Arizona , though their current odds of 15/1 are eighth-best overall, behind Kentucky, Louisville, Duke, Kansas, North Carolina, Villanova and Gonzaga.

Global Media 4 subways stations closed after bomb threat
Author: 0 4 subways stations closed after bomb threat

Council members "expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the victims of this heinous act of terrorism and to their families, and to the people and to the government of the Russian Federation", a statement said. US President Donald Trump described it as "a awful thing" while German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it was a "barbaric act". The Kremlin said Merkel, Hollande and Putin "stressed the need to intensify cooperation in order to counter terrorism which is a common threat for all ...

Author: 0 First new Samaria locale in 20 years for Amona evacuees

According to media reports, some 400,000 Israeli settlers live in the West Bank, an area where 2.8 million Palestinians are now living. The worldwide community regards all Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories as illegal and the biggest obstacle to Middle East peace, and the former U.S.

Author: 0 U.N. Ambassador Haley calls for 'very strong' stance on Russia

Former President Barack Obama also had said during his 2008 campaign that the U.S. should mediate the Kashmir dispute. Haley's proposal comes as President Donald Trump and other members of his administration - notably Secretary of State Rex Tillerson - have put less of a focus on human rights in dealings with world leaders when compared to past administrations, including President Barack Obama's .

Author: 0 South Africa's Zuma says government disputes are damaging

The currency has fallen 11.5 per cent since last Monday, when Zuma ordered Gordhan to return home "immediately" from an investor roadshow overseas, and it fell by more than 2 per cent after the downgrade. The union movement, launched last month with former ANC-affiliated Cosatu general secretary Zwelenzima Vavi as its convener, would also continue its mobilisation of civil society, communities, religious groups and other workers' organisations, and possibly set up a national crisis committee ...

Author: 0 Syrian, Palestine issues to top Arab League summit agenda

Greenblatt said on Twitter that he held a "very positive meeting" with Abbas. He further called for financial, political and media support to prevent Daesh comeback after its defeat, and stressed that the threat of Daesh will not fade away after the liberation of the Iraqi city of Mosul.

Author: 0 Martin McGuinness dies aged 66

Huge crowds followed the coffin to St. Columba's Long Tower Chapel in the city. Mr McGuinness died on Tuesday from a rare heart condition aged 66. Mourners were told Mr McGuinness was the IRA commander who became a mainstay of the peace process.

Global Media Breathnach expresses condolences on the passing of Martin McGuinness
Author: 0 Breathnach expresses condolences on the passing of Martin McGuinness

From the world of business, Mr McGuinness's support was recognised by Invest NI, CBI and Londonderry Chamber of Commerce. Jim Allister of the TUV said his thoughts were primarily with the victims of the IRA. He spent more than an hour at the house. Strabane is a border town which saw a number of murders during The Troubles and since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement there have been sporadic shootings, bombings and rioting.

Global Media Public dislikes Trump's, GOP's plans on health care
Author: 0 Public dislikes Trump's, GOP's plans on health care

He's said he wants to work with Democrats; time to show it. The law still has flaws that need to be fixed, and they can be without repealing the statute and starting over again. It may take just as much work to undo the ACA. Ryan and other Republican leaders, however, appeared more optimistic Republicans could come together.

Global Media Lawmakers warn UK to assess impact of 'no deal' Brexit
Author: 0 Lawmakers warn UK to assess impact of 'no deal' Brexit

German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel cast doubt on the Prime Minister's view that the UK's future trading relationship with the bloc could be resolved at the same time as sorting out Britain's exit. But she has also said she is prepared to walk away from the talks without a deal rather than accept a "bad" one, despite fears among manufacturers over new trade barriers if Britain has to revert to World Trade Organization rules.

Global Media Senate begins closing Gorsuch debate, amid partisan standoff over nominee
Author: 0 Senate begins closing Gorsuch debate, amid partisan standoff over nominee

Either way Republicans say Gorsuch will be confirmed by Friday. That announcement, however, didn't stop their Republican counterparts from moving Gorsuch's nomination out of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on a party-line vote of 11-9. "Meaning I'm going to support Judge Gorsuch", Murkowski replied. "I am going to fight to make sure that CT is protected against a justice who is out of the mainstream and has no commitment to fundamental principles and practices of the United States Supreme ...

Global Media UK passport could turn dark blue after Brexit
Author: 0 UK passport could turn dark blue after Brexit

Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell said the burgundy passport had been a source of national "humiliation". The UK could ditch the European Union burgundy passport cover in favour of the old dark blue design in a post-Brexit £490 million revamp.

Global Media European Union calls on Russian Federation to release protesters
Author: 0 European Union calls on Russian Federation to release protesters "without delay"

About 7,000 to 8,000 people demonstrated in Moscow on Sunday, according to police figures, making it one of the biggest unauthorised rallies in President Vladimir Putin's 17 years in power. Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the Kremlin respects the population's "civic stance" when expressed in accordance with the law. It called on Russian Federation to abide fully by its global commitments to uphold those rights "and to release without delay the peaceful demonstrators that have been ...

Global Media Death in St Petersburg subway bombing now 14
Author: 0 Death in St Petersburg subway bombing now 14

Alexander Zhilkin, governor of the region, said the attackers were on the run. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. In Kyrgyzstan, the State Committee for National Security confirmed the man's identity and said it would help the Russian probe.

Global Media Tar Heels take title over Gonzaga in ugly game
Author: 0 Tar Heels take title over Gonzaga in ugly game

The Tar Heels won their sixth national title, beating Gonzaga 71-65 in the NCAA Tournament finals at University of Phoenix Stadium on Monday night, with the key play being a late-game block by center Kennedy Meeks. Gonzaga has 7-foot freshman Zach Collins, who had 14 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks in the Final Four win over SC. Luckily for the Tar Heels, their junior guard was able to suit up as he would prove to be a difference-maker on Monday night.

Global Media Norway's Seadrill warns of share, bond wipe-out
Author: 0 Norway's Seadrill warns of share, bond wipe-out

A total of 12.61M shares exchanged hands, whereas the company's average trading volume stands at 14.39M shares. While looking at the Stock's Performance, SeaDrill Limited now shows a Weekly Performance of 18.44%, where Monthly Performance is 33.6%, Quarterly performance is -51.03%, 6 Months performance is -29.54% and yearly performance percentage is -44.33%.

Author: 0 Close Call: PM Theresa May Was Just Yards Away from London Attacker

One of the ten others who were released, a 32-year-old woman, is on bail - the others have all been freed with no further action. But Masood's age does not fit the profile of militant attackers, who are typically younger than 30, according to counter-terrorism officers.

Author: 0 US 'very much' behind Egypt's president

El-Sisi was elected president in 2014 in an election many worldwide observers decried as rigged (he won 96.1 percent of the vote, a suspiciously high margin of victory for a country mired in political turmoil). Under the Obama administration, military aid to Egypt was capped in October 2013, shortly after Sisi seized power, and was reduced to $1.3bn in annual military assistance and preventing the sale of some larger items such as fighter jets.

Author: 0 Police try to establish if London attacker was directed by others

The latest victim, who died in the hospital on Thursday, was 75-year-old Leslie Rhodes from Streatham, south London . Three people on the bridge died after being hit by the speeding auto, then the attacker leapt out and fatally stabbed a police officer just inside the gates of the Houses of Parliament before being shot dead.

Global Media Spain
Author: 0 Spain "surprised" by Britain's tone on Gibraltar

Former Conservative leader Michael Howard, during an interview on Sunday with Britain's Sky News , went even further, declaring that Prime Minister Theresa May would defend Gibraltar with the same resolve that Margaret Thatcher had when she sent British troops to war with Argentina in 1982 over the Falkland Islands.

Author: 0 Paying heed to SC order, 12 liquor shops close down in Mizoram

Sudhakaran said the Excise Commissioner has been entrusted with the responsiblity to take necessary steps for approaching the Apex Court to seek time to implement the directive. "We are contemplating the possibility of approaching the SC for proper clarification (on the order), and possibly (seek) some special consideration for the state", Parrikar added.

Global Media Terror groups fighting over territorial claims in Syria
Author: 0 Terror groups fighting over territorial claims in Syria

Tillerson says the United States and Turkey must make "difficult decisions" about how to fight the Islamic State group in Syria . The Turkey-led Operation Euphrates Shield, which began in August past year to eliminate the IS presence in northern Syria, came to an end on March 29.

Global Media European Union to lay out Brexit response, set negotiating priorities
Author: 0 European Union to lay out Brexit response, set negotiating priorities

May wants to show Brexit supporters ahead of an election in 2020 that Britain has truly left the bloc. This is in the best interest of both sides. Hollande has joined forces with Angela Merkel by rejecting UK Prime Minister Theresa May's request that Brexit talks can run parallel to negotiations over a future trade deal.

Author: 0 Britain's May begins Mideast trip focused on security, trade

Both countries are part of the US-led coalition that has been carrying out air strikes and supporting local forces against IS in Syria and Iraq since mid-2014. More than 7 700 civilians have been killed and a further 42 500 wounded since the start of the campaign, according to the United Nations. May has said she would be looking to use the "immense potential for Saudi investment to provide a boost to the British economy" during her trip to the region.

Author: 0 New Zealand In Free-Trade Push Ahead Of China Premier Li Visit

Strengthening trade ties were high on the agenda for Premier Li and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during the trip, which was the first by a Chinese premier in 11 years. China also agreed to expand its market for Australian beef exporters. Chinese economists told the newspaper China could provide low-priced infrastructure for Australia's northern state.

Author: 0 Le Pen under attack in first French presidential debate

Le Pen said she wanted to take back control of French borders to "stop immigration, legal and illegal". François Fillon, Benôit Hamon, Marine Le Pen, Emmanuel Macron and Jean-Luc Melenchon are vying to persuade the four out of ten French voters who claim to be undecided ahead of the first round on April 23.

Author: 0 Row as report slams PM's Brexit deal claim

Other goals for ABTA included the protection of Britons' ability to travel freely to Europe and beyond and safeguards for consumer rights, as well as stability and growth opportunities for British businesses. Theresa May, in her statement to Parliament right after confirmation came that her letter had been delivered in Brussels made it clear that after Brexit European Union law would no longer apply in the United Kingdom.

Global Media Afghanistan wants more US help in fight against Taliban, IS
Author: 0 Afghanistan wants more US help in fight against Taliban, IS

An Afghan policeman reportedly killed nine of his comrades as they slept and then fled to join the Taliban early on Thursday morning. "Ultimately, we should applaud USA efforts to cut down the presence of IS fighters in Afghanistan", Michael Kugelman , a South Asia specialist at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington , told VOA.

Author: 0 Haley says 'no love' in Russian dealings

But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he didn't think another review was necessary, citing the bipartisan work from the Senate Intelligence Committee. The 15-member council has strengthened sanctions following each of North Korea's five nuclear tests. Haley said, "First of all the facts need to come out".

Author: 0 No doubt Russian Federation meddled into USA election: Nikki Haley

In an interview with ABC's "This Week," Ambassador Nikki Haley says Trump hasn't told her not to criticize Russian Federation. Foreign Policy experts today said it will be premature to draw a conclusion based on comments by United States envoy to the UN Nikki Haley about possible intervention by the Trump administration to de-escalate tensions between India and Pakistan.

Author: 0 Syrian Activists Say Several Dead in Idlib Chemical Attack

The victims were mostly civilians, it said, and included at least nine children. According to independent monitors, hundreds of thousands of civilians have been killed in the war, mostly by the regime and its powerful allies, and millions have been displaced both inside and outside of Syria.

Global Media Marine Le Pen: we reject diplomacy of sanctions and blackmail
Author: 0 Marine Le Pen: we reject diplomacy of sanctions and blackmail

President Vladimir Putin met France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen as she visited Moscow on Friday, with the Russian leader stressing that the Kremlin does not meddle in French politics. She made the unsubstantiated claim that Ukrainian soldiers were targeting civilians in Russia-occupied parts of eastern Ukraine in what she called "a war crime".

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