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China March copper concentrate imports fall on-month, aluminium exports rebound

China March copper concentrate imports fall on-month, aluminium exports rebound The exports rose 14.2 percent year-on-year in March, reversing a 20.8 percent decline in February. "While import volumes are likely to remain subdued, they will probably recover somewhat in the near-term as policy stimulus helps to shore up demand", he said. [Full Article...]

Bomb at Pakistan vegetable market kills 16

Bomb at Pakistan vegetable market kills 16 Balochistan Police Chief Mohsin Butt said that eight Hazara were among the victims. At least 30 people were injured in the blast in the southwestern city of Quetta, capital of resource-rich Balochistan province, officials said. Members of the Hazara community continued their sit-in for a third day on Sunday at Quetta's Western Bypass to demand better security measures following a blast in Hazarg... [Full Article...]

World’s biggest airplane takes flight for the first time ever

World’s biggest airplane takes flight for the first time ever At a half-million tons, the jet took flight shortly after 10 a.m.at Mojave Air and Space Port, reaching a maximum speed of 175 miles per hour and a peak altitude of 15,000 feet. It is created to carry into space, and drop, a rocket that would in turn ignite to deploy satellites. "The rest of the satellites journey will be taken care of by the rocket's engines that would automatically get ignited... [Full Article...]

At least two wounded in shooting at Australia nightclub

At least two wounded in shooting at Australia nightclub It's understood a volley of shots was sacked towards the club from a passing vehicle just after 3am, striking four men. A 50-year-old man and a 29-year-old man sustained non-life threatening injuries. The footpath on Chapel St has just been closed due to trail of blood up to where one of the victims was found. Four people were taken to hospital after the shooting, but police believe others may h... [Full Article...]

Pope kisses feet of South Sudan's leaders to encourage peace

Pope kisses feet of South Sudan's leaders to encourage peace He said: "I am asking you as a brother to stay in peace". Pope Francis will give a speech at the end of the retreat on Thursday afternoon. Two years later, South Sudan plunged into its own intermittent civil war, with some 400,000 people killed and almost a third of the population uprooted. [Full Article...]

Shots Fired After Ukrainian Ambassador's Car Rammed in Lawless London

Shots Fired After Ukrainian Ambassador's Car Rammed in Lawless London London's Metropolitan Police confirmed they were called to reports of a vehicle hitting a number of parked cars near the Ukrainian embassy. Armed police opened fire on a auto that drove into the Ukrainian ambassador's official vehicle in London this morning. [Full Article...]

'Shameful act in British-Indian history': United Kingdom envoy on Jallianwala Bagh massacre

'Shameful act in British-Indian history': United Kingdom envoy on Jallianwala Bagh massacre British Prime Minister Theresa May told her country's Parliament on Wednesday, "the tragedy of Jallianwala Bagh in 1919 is a shameful scar on British Indian history", but stopped short of issuing a formal apology . The most important thing we can do now is to work to ensure such actions are remembered, respected and not allowed to happen again. At the end of the march, people observed two m... [Full Article...]

Trump administration applauds global court’s decision to abandon Afghan war crimes probe

Trump administration applauds global court’s decision to abandon Afghan war crimes probe The White House also commented, calling the decision a "major global victory" for the rule of law. The US government has threatened to block any potential ICC investigation that might include US nationals or nationals of US allies. The United States is not an ICC member and does not recognize its authority. Bensouda's request said there was reason to believe that members of the US military and... [Full Article...]

Minneapolis man held in Mall of America attack

Minneapolis man held in Mall of America attack The boy suffered life-threatening injuries. According to Potts, witnesses told police the person suspected of pushing or throwing the child "took off running immediately after the incident". due to the police activity. Investigators are working to determine what led to the child being thrown or pushed. Small portions of the south court on the first and third floors remained cordoned off Frid... [Full Article...]

Europe Condemns Overstressed US Tariff Ultimatum And Readies To Respond

Europe Condemns Overstressed US Tariff Ultimatum And Readies To Respond The WTO said a year ago it would evaluate a USA request to slap billions of dollars worth of sanctions on European products in response to a ruling that the EU had doled out the illegal subsidies to the aircraft giant. Trump had sparked outrage in Europe previous year by imposing steep duties on steel and aluminum and threatening new ones on autos. These products range from large commercial aircra... [Full Article...]

Refugee advocates 'shocked and dismayed' over asylum changes in budget bill

Refugee advocates 'shocked and dismayed' over asylum changes in budget bill The English-speaking aid worker from Somalia almost drowned in August 2015, entering Canada via the Red River after an immigration judge rejected his refugee claim in the U.S. Most of the asylum-seekers now making claims in Canada haven't made a refugee claim in the U.S., Matas said from Chennai, India. When asked about the proposal, Scheer repeated a past talking point that the flow of asylum s... [Full Article...]

Le Monde: Muscat one of five European leaders against long Brexit extension

Le Monde: Muscat one of five European leaders against long Brexit extension The delay is shorter than the year-long extension that Germany and Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, the EU institution made up of EU leaders that decides EU policy, had wanted, after France's President Emmanuel Macron dug in his heels over awarding May yet more time (to possibly achieve little). [Full Article...]

Did Prince Harry hint about royal baby's gender during Dagenham visit?

Did Prince Harry hint about royal baby's gender during Dagenham visit? Now, Prince Harry and Meghan have confirmed that they have chosen their own way. The couple today announced that they are to keep the details about the arrangements for the birth of their baby private. On Thursday, Kensington Palace revealed that the pregnant Duchess of Sussex is breaking with protocol regarding the arrival of her first child with husband Prince Harry . [Full Article...]

Trump calls for expanding airwaves to 5G service

Trump calls for expanding airwaves to 5G service The agency said he will talk about these 5G initiatives at a White House event with President Donald Trump later Friday. "The race to 5G is a race that America must win", Trump said Friday at the White House. FILE - Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai answers a question from a reporter in Washington, Dec. 14, 2017. The announcement comes amid an intense race by countries arou... [Full Article...]

New Jersey woman destroys her neighbor's 'sexy' Easter lawn display

New Jersey woman destroys her neighbor's 'sexy' Easter lawn display Resident Desiree Mozek tore down the display on Tuesday with a pair of garden shears while a local TV news crew from WPIX recorded. The unconventional yard display was first set up by dentist Wayne Gangi in front of his Grove Street dental office. [Full Article...]

Aussie cricketer Alex Hepburn sobs after being found guilty of rape

Aussie cricketer Alex Hepburn sobs after being found guilty of rape Hepburn was cleared on the remaining count of rape and will be sentenced at a later date. In the course of the retrial, the jury heard from the prosecution how Hepburn had "dehumanised" women, rating them in text messages to his team-mates in a "sexual conquest competition" on the social media app, WhatsApp . [Full Article...]

Corbyn 'sacrifices justice for women' by defending Julian Assange

Corbyn 'sacrifices justice for women' by defending Julian Assange But Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the expected battle over Assange's possible extradition would not involve Australia. However, lawyer Rebecca Niblock said that, if Sweden made an extradition request, it would be for the home secretary to decide which would take precedence, considering factors such as which was made first and the seriousness of the offence. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un Calls on United States to Stop Its 'Way of Calculation'

Kim Jong Un Calls on United States to Stop Its 'Way of Calculation' On Friday, the KCNA reported that Kim was reelected as chairman of the State Affairs Commission, the nation's most important decision-making body, during a session of the Supreme People's Assembly that praised his "outstanding ideological and theoretical wisdom and experienced and seasoned leadership". [Full Article...]

East Coast Rail Link project is back on, supplementary deal signed

East Coast Rail Link project is back on, supplementary deal signed The deal follows months of vacillating over the East Coast Rail Link, which connects Malaysia's west coast to eastern rural states and is a key part of China's Belt and Road infrastructure initiative. The government cited the nation's huge debt and the need to cut the cost of the ECRL and other projects if they were to go ahead. "We are happy to see that the two sides have reached a settlement... [Full Article...]

Lawyers: Ex-Obama White House counsel Craig expects charges

Lawyers: Ex-Obama White House counsel Craig expects charges Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, the NY law firm that produced the report, settled with the Justice Department in January by promising to retroactively register as a foreign agent for Ukraine and agreeing to disgorge the $4.6 million it was paid for the work. [Full Article...]


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