News Daily: Van hits crowd near mosque – BBC News

June 20, 2017

… week’s disaster. Macron wins parliamentary majority It’s not the landslide many predicted, but French President Emmanuel Macron’s party has won a clear majority in the country’s parliamentary elections. His centrist La Republique En Marche group, with its MoDem ally, took more than 300 seats in the 577-member National Assembly. But voter turnout hit a record low – just 42%. Analysis: Macron’s conquest is complete. What now? By Hugh Schofield, in Paris The …

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Foreign Carmakers Invoke Reagan To Sway Trump On Trade

June 17, 2017

… plant in Huntsville, Alabama, on Feb. 28, 2006. The conceit of the ad is that international carmakers, as the Association of Global Automakers calls its member companies with headquarters in non-American locales, are now as integral a part of the American landscape as the suburban families in Reagans ad. The ad debuted during NBCs Meet the Press earlier this month. The AGA declined to say how large of an ad buy it was making other than by noting it is the largest purchase in the trade …

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Muslims keep alive Kolkata’s Jewish schools, stores and traditions

June 16, 2017

Kolkata, India (CNN)When Mitana Alexander bid goodbye to Kolkata’s Jewish Girls School in 1975, she was its last Jewish student. The bulk of the others were Muslims. They were worried because she was last remaining occupant of a Jews-only dormitory, as most Jewish girls they had known had migrated to Israkel, America or Europe “with their folks.” A new age for India’s Anglo-Indians …

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Here’s What We Know About The U.S. Open Airship Crash

June 16, 2017

… follows airships when they are flying. It is unclear how many crew members were assisting AirSigns craft on ground, but a member of that team reportedly pulled the pilot from the wreckage, according to Wired. Pilots who have commercial licenses start training to be blimp pilots by working with ground crews and eventually work their way up to being airship pilots. Some companies require blimp pilots to complete a substantial amount of flight time before they are allowed to operate their …

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Hammond flexes muscles over Brexit – BBC News

June 16, 2017

… or no deal? It will be the first significant intervention in the Brexit debate by a member of the Cabinet since the election and Theresa May’s loss of authority. Mr Hammond backs a discussion around membership of the EU’s customs union even if that curtails Britain’s ability to sign free trade deals with other nations. Such a position could put him at odds with the International Trade Secretary, Liam Fox, who wants Britain to be free to sign new trade deals with non-EU …

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Election 2017: What you want to know about the result – BBC News

June 11, 2017

members are elected for four-year terms by a joint session of both houses of parliament, although in practice changes in membership are rare, making the Federal Council one of the world’s most stable governments. Each year a different member of the council fills the largely ceremonial post of federal president on a rotating basis. However, the office does not confer the status of head of state, which is held jointly by all the councillors. In the UK the House of Commons is the …

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Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos and more tech CEOs are set to attend a White House summit with Jared Kushner

June 11, 2017

… Chris Liddell, the former chief financial officer at Microsoft and General Motors Co., is its director. Working sessions at the summit are also expected to include topics around cloud computing. For some of these sessions, Alphabet is expected to send Diane Greene, the head of Googles cloud division and an Alphabet board member, according to the people. SEE ALSO: Alibaba’s Jack Ma gets $2.8 billion richer in one day Trump held a meeting with tech executives in December, before his …

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Election results 2017: May to finalise cabinet amid DUP talks – BBC News

June 10, 2017

… Charles Tannock, a Conservative member of the European Parliament, said the DUP was a “hardline, populist, protectionist” party and a “poor fit” as a partner for the Conservatives. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK where same-sex marriage is not legal. Ms Davidson, who is gay, plans to marry her partner in the near future and said she had been “straightforward” with Mrs May about her concerns. Speaking on the BBC’s Question Time, …

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EPA Inspector General Probing Whether Agency Staffer Colluded With Monsanto

June 7, 2017

… application allowing glyphosate to stay on the market in the European Union, said Bart Staes, a Belgian member of parliament representing the Green Party. There has been a political and scientific debate for the last two years because the authorization to bring glyphosate to the market has expired and we need to make a decision by the end of the year, said Staes. The International Agency for Research on Cancer, the World Health Organization division focused on cancer, issued a conclusionin …

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Snapchat snaps startup to help it with location tracking

June 7, 2017

… Cosmopolitan editor, now Snap board member Joanna Coles. Thats really important to us. Of course, the location tracking is all opt-in. Snap also will put in place data-sharing, privacy, and security guidelines so that advertising data is not shared between Snap’s own services like “Snap to Store” and the company Placed. Placed has more than 100 employees, according to GeekWire. The company will operate independently from Snap, maintaining its offices in Seattle, New York, and …

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Twitter has some ideas for the real ‘problem with Jared Kushner’

June 4, 2017

… other White House no business, except maybe a wholly owned and rather tawdry and occasionally bankrupt casino operation would be run this way,” the editorial board wrote. The piece, headlined “The Problem With Jared Kushner,” made a compelling case for the many problems Kushner poses as a member of the Trump administration. The headline was trending on Saturday, and Twitter, of course, came up with many more problems with Jared. The problem with Jared Kushner is that the …

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General Election 2017: The EU citizens in the UK who can’t vote – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… are forced on Estonia. So I think the UK should try to negotiate a better deal – for example, follow a similar path to Norway, staying a member of the single market. I think most British people are tolerant and are OK with immigrants who offer some sort of value to the system. Talent is always valued and with British people it’s always easy to make friends. What annoys people is immigrants who are disrespectful towards their country’s culture, laws and customs. I think if you …

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Election blind dates: John Whittingdale and Jess Phillips – BBC News

June 2, 2017

Jess Phillips Describe yourself: I am Jess Phillips and I was the Labour member of Parliament for Birmingham Yardley – and now I’m the candidate in the election. I think people probably best know me as a women’s rights, equality activist with a big gob. I’m a difficult woman with a dirty laugh. Political background: My political ambition came about when I was working at Women’s Aid, watching how government decisions – both poor and good decisions – …

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Ravaged By Climate Change, The Great Barrier Reef May Never Be The Same

June 2, 2017

… have coal mines operating in 60 years time, and still hopes to have a healthy reef, Terry Hughes, director of the ARC Center of Excellence for Integrated Coral Reef Studies and a member of the Independent Expert Panel, told The Conversation in 2015. cover more than 170 square miles(or about 80,000 football fields).Government officials have insisted the project wont negatively impact the reef and will create thousands of domestic jobs. Conservationists, however, have called this rationale …

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Election blind dates: Georgia Toffolo and Jack Monroe – BBC News

May 31, 2017

… offered a recipe book deal and life went stratospheric. Political beliefs: I’ve been a member of the Labour Party on and off for the past few years, about six or seven years, eight maybe. I’ve also been a member of the Green Party at that time. I’m also a member of the Women’s Equality Party and the National Health Action party. How was your date?: I think it went well. It was nice to meet Georgia and talk to her and try to understand her point of view a bit more. First …

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Saudis, UAE pledge $100 million to Ivanka Trump-proposed fund

(CNN)Just two days into President Donald Trump debut foreign trip, a member of his inner-circle has already reaped benefits to the tune of $100 million. In a sunlit ballroom Sunday morning at the Tuwaiq Palace in Saudi Arabia, Ivanka Trump’s proposed Women Entrepreneurs Fund — a concept she first shared during her own inaugural international trip as first daughter last month to Berlin, Germany — was promised a combined $100 million by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates …

May 22, 2017
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Can Donald Trump solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

(CNN)Jerusalem: US President Donald Trump arrives in Israel Monday in search of what he has called “the ultimate deal”. But like so many US presidents who have believed it their duty to bring peace to the region, Trump will face a series of challenges, which have grown increasingly insurmountable. Seven years on since Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last held talks, the same issues remain — disagreements over borders, security, Jerusalem, a right of return …

May 22, 2017
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What Snapchat vs Facebook means for the media

… secretive about when and how the benefits would flow in. It seems that, no matter how much Snapchat and Facebook claim to fight for the benefit of publishers, the only winners – for now at least – will be themselves. Raghav Bahl is the founder of Quintillion Media and board member at Silicon Valley based Quintype, a data-driven platform for publishers. WATCH: Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is waging a war on fake news More From this publisher : HERE Recommended …

May 20, 2017
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