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World News France angers United States with approval of tax targeting tech giants
Author: 0 France angers United States with approval of tax targeting tech giants

France insists that the tax - likely to raise about €400m this year alone - does not seek to target just U.S. companies and will affect European and Asian firms as well. Paris-based tax lawyer Jessie Denton told BBC that this tax is more of a "symbol" than an effective tax measure, as it raises a relatively small sum of money.

World News Trump Defends Labor Secretary Alex Acosta Even as He Resigns in Shame
Author: 0 Trump Defends Labor Secretary Alex Acosta Even as He Resigns in Shame

President Donald Trump announced on Friday that his embattled labor secretary, Alexander Acosta , has resigned . Acosta came under renewed scrutiny in recent days over his role years ago as a us attorney in Miami, during which time he cut a secret non-prosecution agreement in 2008 with billionaire Jeffrey Epstein .

World News Part of Manhattan plunged into darkness, utility says restoring power
Author: 0 Part of Manhattan plunged into darkness, utility says restoring power

The scene in Manhattan was one of confusion on Saturday evening, after the lights flickered off at around 7:20pm in Midtown, Hell's Kitchen, and large parts of the Upper West Side. A Jennifer Lopez concert at Madison Square Garden was halted and disappointed fans had to be evacuated. The cuts are affecting the Upper West Side of Manhattan between 40th and 72nd Streets between Fifth Avenue and the Hudson River, an area which includes the Broadway theatre district.

Author: 0 Manhattan power outage affects tens of thousands, subway system

The New York City Fire Department said the cause of the outages, which have left more than 45,000 Con Edison customers without power, was a transformer fire which started at West 64th Street and West End Avenue. The blackout seems to extend as far north as 72nd Street, according to Con Edison. While trains are still running despite the outage, the stations without power are being bypassed by trains until power is restored.

World News Twitter down ahead of United States social media summit
Author: 0 Twitter down ahead of United States social media summit

The technical problems come ahead of a social media summit at the White House later on Thursday. The White House made light of this at the summit, printing out a Trump tweet in which he commented on the error. Trump has a following of about 62 million people on Twitter despite his claims that the company makes it hard for people to follow him. Bizarrely a Twitter global outage coincided precisely with the the White House gathering and Trump also took the trouble to fire a warning ...

Author: 0 UK PM May says she will leave disappointed after Brexit failure

But also a degree of disappointment because there was more that I wanted to do. "A decision was taken - just get on with it - and they are not in that same polarised way that Parliament has been about this issue", she said . She said she did not regret calling a snap general election during the same year, in which she ended up losing her Commons majority. "I regret running a campaign that wasn't really me", she said.

World News Human rights in the country is perfectly protected - Albayalde
Author: 0 Human rights in the country is perfectly protected - Albayalde

The UN's 47-member Human Rights Council supported a resolution led by Iceland that turned a spotlight on wide-ranging abuses, including killings; enforced disappearances; arbitrary arrests; and persecution of rights activists, journalists, lawyers and members of the political opposition.

World News German Eurocrat Nominee 'Hopes' UK Stays in EU
Author: 0 German Eurocrat Nominee 'Hopes' UK Stays in EU

Von der Leyen, a 60-year-old former gynaecologist and mother of seven, switched between English, French and German as she spoke in favour of enlarging the eurozone and the EU's open-border Schengen area, provided countries meet the criteria.

World News Seattle-area quake felt in Metro Vancouver
Author: 0 Seattle-area quake felt in Metro Vancouver

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 4.6 magnitude natural disaster has rattled the Three Lakes area of Washington state. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Residents of Vancouver, Victoria and other spots near the border jumped on Twitter in the middle of the night to say they felt shaking. The most recent large one to shake the Seattle area occurred in 2001, when a 6.8 magnitude quake happened just north of Olympia, Washington.

World News China threatens to ban USA firms selling arms to Taiwan
Author: 0 China threatens to ban USA firms selling arms to Taiwan

On Monday, the US State Department announced the $2.2bn potential arms sale to Taiwan, which includes 108 Abrams tanks and 250 Stinger surface-to-air missiles. Though diplomatic relations are strained over a number of issues, China's sanctions threat is indicative of a "broad downward trend", and not necessarily a significant "downturn in bilateral relations", said Roy Kamphausen, senior vice president for research at the US-based National Bureau of Asian Research.

World News Trump and Pelosi Team Up Against AOC
Author: 0 Trump and Pelosi Team Up Against AOC

Ocasio-Cortez replied, "No, no, absolutely not, absolutely not". "We are grateful that House members took this important step, which should be included in the final defense authorization bill". Attached to the tweet was a screenshot of a two-week old tweet from Chakrabarti responding to another tweet mentioning Rep. Davids. And the same could even be said of the Southern Democrats.

World News Search for missing woman yields empty tomb
Author: 0 Search for missing woman yields empty tomb

The Vatican approved the opening of two tombs, which are located next to each other near the statue in question. The dig followed an anonymous tip-off that the Teutonic Cemetery in the tiny city state may be the last resting place of Orlandi, the daughter of a Vatican employee.

World News S. Korea calls for intl probe over feud with Japan
Author: 0 S. Korea calls for intl probe over feud with Japan

The official said he and his colleague asked to start negotiations for the removal of the measures, but the Japanese refused. It plans to file a complaint with the World Trade Organization and has denied the Japanese allegations that it allowed sensitive materials to reach North Korea .

World News UK Police Launch Criminal Probe Into Leaked Cabled On Trump
Author: 0 UK Police Launch Criminal Probe Into Leaked Cabled On Trump

Britain's most senior counter-terrorism officer, Neil Basu, said on Friday police would investigate who was responsible but also warned journalists and publishers they too could be in breach of the law if further documents were leaked. Johnson himself acknowledged his comments had been partly responsible but denied he was to blame. Boris Johnson has admitted a report of his comments about Sir Kim Darroch was a "factor" in his resignation as Britain's ambassador to the United States.

World News EU signals sanctions on Turkey over Cyprus drilling
Author: 0 EU signals sanctions on Turkey over Cyprus drilling

The European Council said it was considering "appropriate measures" and would respond "in full solidarity with Cyprus" in light of the second exploration. Cyprus has argued that while Turkey occupies the northern part of the island, the waters off its coast remain its exclusively, with no connection to Turkey.

World News Brazil’s Bolsonaro says he may nominate son as US ambassador
Author: 0 Brazil’s Bolsonaro says he may nominate son as US ambassador

Eduardo Bolsonaro, now a federal congressman, told reporters he would accept the role if nominated. "It is not nepotism, I would never do that", Bolsonaro said on a live social media broadcast on Friday. Eduardo Bolsonaro also noted that he heads the foreign relations commission in the lower house of Congress. Eduardo, now a member of parliament, accompanied his father to a private meeting with Trump during a diplomatic visit to Washington in March.

World News US Man Tackled in Bagel Shop After Ranting About Dating App Misfortunes
Author: 0 US Man Tackled in Bagel Shop After Ranting About Dating App Misfortunes

Bradley calls out the man for degrading women, which makes him digress further into a rant about women not wanting to date him because of his height. One of the women rhetorically asks the man who, in the Bagel Boss , said that to him. Employees at the chain told the Post that the man walked in at 9 a.m. on July 10 screaming about women rejecting him and about dating websites. And so he did.

World News Rebel Karnataka MLAs back in Mumbai
Author: 0 Rebel Karnataka MLAs back in Mumbai

Kumaraswamy said that the Assembly will discuss several other matters and absent MLAs will be disqualified under the "anti-defection law". "It also requires to be ascertained if the Speaker yesterday sent back the disqualification petitions", the Supreme Court order.

World News Pence deplores 'crisis' at US migrant camp
Author: 0 Pence deplores 'crisis' at US migrant camp

Migrants have been held for weeks or months in facilities not created to hold them that long, drawing increasing criticism from congressional Democrats. After visiting the second site, Pence had a more sober assessment. A patrol agent, Michael Banks, said the men were allowed to brush their teeth once a day.

World News China urged to end mass Xinjiang detentions by countries at UN
Author: 0 China urged to end mass Xinjiang detentions by countries at UN

Australia , Canada and Japan were among them, along with European countries including Britain, France , Germany and Switzerland . "It is a signal". They urged China to allow global independent experts, including UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet , proper access to Xinjiang.

World News Cash flies out of armored vehicle along I-285 in Atlanta
Author: 0 Cash flies out of armored vehicle along I-285 in Atlanta

Police say that they received multiple 911 calls "regarding money flying all over the road". Investigators will be trying to locate them from their tag numbers seen in the video. The Uber Eats driver said he didn't spend a cent/penny of his haul. Under Georgia law, retrieving money from the highway constitutes "theft of mislaid property", which makes it a misdemeanor to keep lost items "without first taking reasonable measures to restore the property to the owner".

World News Is Reddit down? Users report worldwide website crash on July 11
Author: 0 Is Reddit down? Users report worldwide website crash on July 11

The social media platform is now up but isn't entirely functional for everyone. The online news and social networking site Twitter is down right now after suffering a massive outage. In a statement, a Twitter spokesperson said: "We are now investigating issues people are having accessing Twitter ". It comes as Reddit experienced similar issues this morning into the afternoon, leaving users unable to access the site or load any posts .

World News Maui Brush Fire Erupts, Causing Thousands To Be Evacuated
Author: 0 Maui Brush Fire Erupts, Causing Thousands To Be Evacuated

Hawaii emergency officials have ordered thousands of residents in parts of central Maui to evacuate as firefighters battle a blaze that has ripped through parched land, scorching some 3,000 acres. Neither Maui County officials nor a representative with the county's Emergency Operations Center were available for comment early on Friday. Kahului Airport was closed briefly on Thursday but has since reopened and the county provided bus transportation for a number of people to get to the ...

World News Several killed in bomb, gun attack on Somalia hotel
Author: 0 Several killed in bomb, gun attack on Somalia hotel

He said gunfire is continuing inside the hotel. Major Mohamed Abdi, another police officer, told Reuters earlier that local elders and lawmakers were meeting at the Hotel Asasey when the attack happened. It said its fighters had battled their way into the hotel after a suicide auto bomb attack. Nur became as soon as relating to elections within the metropolis due one day in August.

Author: 0 Vancouver shaken by magnitude 4.6 natural disaster off coast of Washington State

Geological Survey (USGS) said there was no tsunami risk. The second - measured at magnitude 3.5, occurred near Monroe a few minutes later. A 4.6 magnitude quake rumbled from near Monroe early Friday morning, shaking buildings to the southwest around Seattle while most of Capitol Hill slept through the ride.

World News Hundreds of thousands plan raid on Area 51 to 'see them aliens'
Author: 0 Hundreds of thousands plan raid on Area 51 to 'see them aliens'

The event was organized via Facebook and was named " Storm Area 51: They Can't Stop All Of Us ". If you've ever wanted to see alien life for yourself, the opportunity may have arrived. After all, Area 51 is fiercely guarded by an army of so-called "camo-dudes" whose sole objective in life seems to be to keep trespassers out of the top-secret military base.

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