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Ahmed Patel Says PepsiCo's Decision To Sue Farmers "Brazenly Wrong"

Ahmed Patel Says PepsiCo's Decision To Sue Farmers If that is not possible, they must enter PepsiCo's collaborative farming programme under which farmers would buy seeds from the company and sell it back the produce. PepsiCo earlier defended the step taken by the company on the ground that it is done to protect the interest of the company and of the farmers working with them. [Full Article...]

US, Japan push for trade deal

US, Japan push for trade deal Asked later about the timetable, Trump said: "I think it can go quickly". Japan's Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer met on Thursday in Washington, on the same day that Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had a discussion about linking trade and currencies. [Full Article...]

Rosenstein Calls Out Obama Admin For Failing to ‘Publicize’ Russian Election Interference

Rosenstein Calls Out Obama Admin For Failing to ‘Publicize’ Russian Election Interference It also raises new questions about Rosenstein's ethics and whether he has been a fair broker in overseeing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Now that the special counsel's investigation is over, Rosenstein added, "O$3 ur nation is safer, elections are more secure, and citizens are better informed about covert foreign influence schemes". [Full Article...]

Britain, Ireland revive talks on 'power-sharing'

Britain, Ireland revive talks on 'power-sharing' BELFAST: Britain and Ireland on Friday announced new talks to revive Northern Ireland's devolved power-sharing institutions on May 7, with the killing of a journalist by republican paramilitaries putting new impetus for a breakthrough. [Full Article...]

Fifteen dead in Sri Lanka after gun battle

Fifteen dead in Sri Lanka after gun battle It is also believed to be the house where the ISIS video claiming responsibility for the attack was shot. Another raid in the region targeted a house where authorities said Hashim and the other sucide bombers filmed a pledge of allegiance to IS before staging their attacks. [Full Article...]

Canadian capital Ottawa declares state of emergency as waters swell

Canadian capital Ottawa declares state of emergency as waters swell Water at the Chute-Bell dam has reached levels expected to occur every 1,000 years, but Hydro-Quebec says it's confident the structure is solid. Warming weather over the Easter weekend has brought spring floods due to heavy rains and snowmelt from Ontario to southern Quebec and New Brunswick. [Full Article...]

Manhunt in Tennessee after 5 bodies found in rural homes

Manhunt in Tennessee after 5 bodies found in rural homes Police in Sumner County, Tennessee, have located a person of interest in connection to the death of five people found in two separate homes on Saturday night. A number of law enforcement agencies had been searching for Cummins, saying he could be armed and risky. Westmoreland is a town in Sumner County, about 38 miles (62 kilometers) northeast of Nashville. [Full Article...]

Cyprus: Man confesses to killing seven women and girls

Cyprus: Man confesses to killing seven women and girls During the Thursday interrogation that produced four more potential victims, the suspect provided directions to a military firing range where police found decomposed remains in a pit within hours. The body of a woman, who according to the suspect was of Nepalese or Indian descent, was found buried there. A third alleged victim, also of Filipino descent, is 31-year-old Maricar Valtez Arquiola, wh... [Full Article...]

More blasts in Sri Lanka 15 dead

More blasts in Sri Lanka 15 dead Maj. Gen. Aruna Jayasekara, the local military commander, said on Saturday that at least three people were wounded in the gunbattle that saw at least three explosions. "I was asked to come to identify them but I am not sure I can go, " she told Reuters from the town of Kattankudy in the east. Security was stepped up around mosques for Friday prayers as some Muslims stayed away for fear of reveng... [Full Article...]

Chicago Weather: Winter Weather Advisory In Place Until Late Saturday Night

Chicago Weather: Winter Weather Advisory In Place Until Late Saturday Night Winter Storm Xyler is set to banish all memories of Spring when it brings heavy snowfall to the Mid West including NY. As the storm quickly moves eastward, snow will likely fall across Iowa, and along the border of Wisconsin and IL - with bands of snow likely reaching Milwaukee and Chicago. [Full Article...]

4 dead after, 3 injured a crane collapsed in Seattle

4 dead after, 3 injured a crane collapsed in Seattle Assistant police chief Eric Greening said the Seattle roadway where the collapse occurred may be closed until Sunday evening. Other parts of the crane landed on five cars. "It was terrifying", witness Esther Nelson, a biotech researcher who was working in a building nearby, told The Seattle Times . Mayor Jenny Durkan tweeted: 'My thoughts and prayers are with those killed and injured'. [Full Article...]

United States did not pay any money for student's release

United States did not pay any money for student's release The Washington Post quoted unidentified sources as saying that a U.S. official was made to sign a pledge to pay an invoice for the medical costs before being allowed to fly Warmbier back home from Pyongyang in 2017. "That's the bottom line". It is unclear whether the Trump administration later paid the bill, or whether it came up during preparations for Trump's two summits with North Korean le... [Full Article...]

Hugo armed robbery, officer-involved shooting suspect in custody in Texas

Hugo armed robbery, officer-involved shooting suspect in custody in Texas The suspect as well as three children who were present were injured. They were rushed to the hospital, but details of their injuries and ages have not been released by authorities. "What happened between the contact with him and when police fired, we're still trying to put that together", Arbeitman said. Officials have not said if the officers involved knew there were children inside the vehicle... [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka bombings: Bodies found after gun battle in Sainthamaruthu

Three explosions went off Friday night as police commandos, backed by the army, engaged in a gunbattle at a suspected militant hideout in Sainthamaruthu, 360 kilometers (224 miles) east of the capital, Colombo , police said. The Islamic State group has also claimed responsibility, though officials are still investigating the extent of its involvement. Two of the bombers are said to have been th... [Full Article...]

Canada's Montreal declares emergency over flooding

Canada's Montreal declares emergency over flooding Latest updates as of Friday In Quebec, a careful watch is being kept on the Chute-Bell dam west of Montreal. In the east coast province of New Brunswick, floodwaters were starting to stabilize and even drop, but a forecast for more rain prompted concerns the situation could again worsen. [Full Article...]

Federal Court Rules That Michigan's Congressional Map Was Unfairly Gerrymandered

Federal Court Rules That Michigan's Congressional Map Was Unfairly Gerrymandered The court found that all nine of the challenged congressional districts are unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders "because they dilute the views of Democratic voters". In language strikingly similar to that of the Pennsylvania judges, the panel in MI said that the legislators who drew the congressional and legislative districts for MI in 2011 put "partisan considerations" above all others at ever... [Full Article...]

Multiple people injured after shots fired at California synagogue

Multiple people injured after shots fired at California synagogue The synagogue is Congregation Chabad, KGTV reported . A hospital said it's treating four people injured in the shooting but didn't know the extent of their injuries. The synagogue was hosting its high holiday Passover celebration, which began at 11 a.m., the event was set to conclude at 7 p.m. with a Passover meal. [Full Article...]

Federal agents raid home, office of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh

Federal agents raid home, office of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Federal Bureau of Investigation and IRS agents served a limited subpoena for original financial records belonging to the mayor. "Now more than ever, Baltimore City needs strong and responsible leadership ", Hogan, a Republican, tweeted Thursday. [Full Article...]

US Navy working on new rules to report UFO sightings

US Navy working on new rules to report UFO sightings Navy (USN) is now drafting new guidelines for use by military personnel when reporting sightings of unidentified aircraft . "There have been various reports of unapproved or potentially unidentified air ship entering different military-controlled ranges and designated air space in recent years", Navy spokesman Joseph Gradisher said in an email. [Full Article...]

Pentagon ethics probe clears acting defense chief after claims of Boeing bias

Pentagon ethics probe clears acting defense chief after claims of Boeing bias Shanahan was the subject of an inspector general investigation following numerous allegations that he violated ethics rules by taking "actions to promote his former employer, Boeing, and disparage its competitors". "I can't talk about it.' General Hyten told us that he asked Mr. Shanahan, 'Not even conceptually about future capabilities?' and that Mr. Shanahan said, 'No, I can't talk about that ... [Full Article...]


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