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Chris Rock is planning his first UK tour for a decade


Rock chose the tour's name in response to the backlash against the 2016 Academy Awards, which was criticized for the lack of African-American nominees. Great news for fans of Chris Rock - he's coming to Dublin. The Grammy and Emmy award-winning comedian, director, writer and producer made his breakthrough in Beverly Hills Cop II, back in 1987, after being spotted by Eddie Murphy doing a late night stand-up set. Read More »

Trump to make his first foreign trip to Kingdom

President Donald Trump will make his first set of foreign visits this month. Interestingly, the day Trump was being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States in January, Francis warned against the rise of populist leaders like Adolf Hitler, stating that "Hitler didn't steal power, his people voted for him, and then he destroyed his people". Read More »

The Iran-North Korea link


Two unnamed USA officials said Iran launched a missile from a Ghadir-class "midget" submarine. Laurie, the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California who holds revivals throughout the United States, posted a video on Facebook last Monday explaining that the rising tensions between North Korea and the United States could actually play a part in the Bible's End Times prophecy. Read More »

Trump transition team warned Flynn about Russian contacts, report says


Obama warned Trump about Flynn during their Oval Office meeting on November 10, days after Trump was elected president. Trump went on the offensive on Twitter Monday morning, hours before the hearing began, blaming the Obama administration for Flynn's security clearance and asking the committee to question Yates over leaking classified information to the media. Read More »

Two More Men Were Executed in Arkansas Last Night


It's the first time a state has executed two people on the same day since Texas killed two inmates in August of 2000. "The sentences of Jack Jones and Marcel Williams are another heinous example of how the death penalty is applied to people with severe mental impairments and history of abuse". Read More »

Nicki Minaj pays college costs for Twitter fans

Many US students are buried under insane amounts of loan debt by the time they leave college, so desperate they'll turn to a celeb for assistance. Soon other fans were requesting Nicki pay off their student loans and Nicki responded that she would pay a few. Read More »

Bears sign LB Dan Skuta


He was due to make $4.1 million in 2017. Skuta became a starter during the 2015 campaign in Jacksonville, doing so after being a part-time starter with two 49ers teams from 2013-14. That could mean a tough recovery from a patellar tendon injury for last year's marquee free agent signing, Danny Trevathan . The Bears are getting younger - and proud of it - but added an eight-year National Football League veteran Monday: linebacker Dan Skuta. Read More »

Panelo: Gov't has no "sweetheart deal" with Napoles after acquittal


Asked if the government is considering to have Napoles as state witness on cases related to the pork barrel scam, Panelo said that is something for the Justice Department to decide. "As already established, the NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) operatives properly introduced themselves to Benhur and the security guards who were at the scene testified to what Benhur really said during the rescue operation". Read More »

National Front to change name after French election defeat

Incoming French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron wave at supporters in front of the Pyramid at the Louvre Museum in Paris, Sunday, May 7 , 2017. Le Pen's election night event took place at a chalet in the Bois de Vincennes, a vast park on the eastern edge of Paris. Here is a selection of comments from world leaders and other political heavyweights on Macron's election victory. Read More »

Obamacare Vs. American Health Care Act: Here's Where They Differ


Instead of paying a tax penalty to the federal government for non-coverage, consumers would effectively pay a premium penalty to the insurer when they next purchase insurance. Obamacare's mandate that insurers charge the same rates on sick and healthy people has also been added to the "opt out" pool. Tax credits have been revised in such a way that older people will be given less than before while also being charged up to five times more for premiums than the young. Read More »

BJP MLA's tirade against IPS officer Charu Nigam sparks controversy


The MLA questioned the Indian Police Service officer about her action and, after an exchange of words, Nigam could be seen dabbing at tears in her eyes. Some of the protesters reportedly complained to the MLA that the officer had forcibly removed them and accused the police of hitting and dragging an 80-year-old man. Read More »

LeT, Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists involved in Kashmir bank loot: IGP


In Handwara, he said, "Some outside elements spent money and lured students, forcing them to resort to clashes". "An inquiry is on and action as per law will be taken", he said. Gillani said there are around 200 terrorists hiding in the Kashmir Valley at present and 110 of them are local terrorists. When referred to the trend of militants appearing at funerals of their associates like witnessed yesterday, the police official said, "We are taking steps to contain it". Read More »

Only 3 people tasked to check on Colorado pipeline safety


She noted that the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District investigators concluded the home's distance from the well was not the cause of the explosion. A lack of comprehensive pipeline data is not unique to Colorado. Two House Democrats have proposed a bill to force energy drillers to provide state regulators the locations of all their flow lines. Read More »

Ex-Obama administration officials to testify in Trump-Russia probe

Her testimony comes after weekend reports in The Washington Post and CNN that a former United States official said Trump's transition team warned Flynn about the risks of communicating with Kislyak weeks before he did. Both Yates and former director of national intelligence, James Clapper, are scheduled to appear in front of the committee Monday. Republicans have seized on that statement as vindication for the Trump campaign, but investigations are ongoing. Read More »

Ireland is fastest growing economy in Europe once again


Consumer spending is to accelerate to 3.4% and house price inflation is up to 10% for this year. Author of the report Conall MacCoille of Davy Research says Brexit is still putting Ireland at risk. These predictions are based on a scenario where the United Kingdom leaves the European Union with a transitional deal - which would avoid the introduction of WTO trade tariffs. Read More »

Judge refuses to allow Bresha Meadows to be released


She pleaded not true to the single charge in August. Meadows' case has drawn worldwide attention because she has been detained since last summer, awaiting trial. He added that if the request is made and granted, the court will look at the request for release differently. A tentative plea agreement has been reached in the Bresha Meadows case that might allow her to leave juvenile detention on May 22 and begin a nine month treatment program to resolve her case. Read More »

German factory orders rise for second straight month


While domestic orders fell 3.8 percent foreign orders grew 4.8 percent in March than the previous month. Analysts pointed out that the increase in industrial orders was largely driven by big-ticket items such as aircraft and ships, which often vary widely from month to month. Read More »

Nikkei hits 17-month high as foreign investors buy cyclical shares


The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, tumbled 1.99 per cent, or 37.20 points, to 1,835.59. Nearly definitive election results showed Macron winning 65.82 percent of the vote in the first ever election he has contested, far ahead of Le Pen at 34.18 percent. Read More »

National Front will change its name after Le Pen's defeat

If Ms Le Pen had won, she would celebrate at the Chalet du Lac in the east of Paris. "I will therefore start the process of a deep transformation of our movement ..." "The presence of the far-right in the second round did not prompt a lot of mobilisation compared to the first round, in contrast to what happened in 2002", Jadot said in reference to the election where Le Pen's father Jean-Marie saw voters of all stripes mobilise to block him by backing his opponent, conservative Jacques Chirac. Read More »

Starmer promises "radical" devolution in Labour Brexit plan

What they have said is look, the patriotic thing, irrespective of your politics, is to vote Conservative because she needs a strong hand in the negotiation which is a very persuasive argument. "If the polls are right, we know who's going to be prime minister on June 9". I think the real issue is blank cheque. Polls put Labour a long way behind May's Conservatives as the election campaign begins, and the opposition party has been accused of offering a muddled position on Brexit. Read More »

Projections show Macron elected French president


Trump predicted that a terror attack would help the far-right candidate in France, but Marine Le Pen lost by more than 30 points. Mr Macron now becomes not only France's youngest-ever president but also one of its most unlikely. Ms Le Pen's high-spending, anti-globalisation "France-first" policies may have unnerved financial markets but they appealed to many poorer members of society against a background of high unemployment, social tensions and security concerns. Read More »

UNESCO passes Jerusalem resolution critical of Israel

UNESCO adopted the resolution with 22 member states voting in favor, 10 voting against and 23 abstaining. "In the wake of the resolution, I have instructed Foreign Ministry Director-General Yuval Rotem to deduct $1 million from the funds that Israel transfers to the UN". Read More »

DiDi Offers English Services for Non-Chinese Speaking Riders in China


Reports that the Chinese ride-hailing company was testing an English interface surfaced in February, following the company's announcement a week earlier of an worldwide business unit. With the launch of the English version, which will also support payment with global credit cards, DiDi will be the only ride hauling app catering to the non-Chinese speaking population. Read More »

Clashes erupt in northwest Syria after de-escalation zones take effect

A Russia-backed deal to set up "de-escalation zones" in mainly opposition-held areas of Syria has come into effect. Syrian government forces and rebels clashed in the north-western province of Hama on Friday shortly after a Russian-led deal to establish safe zones took effect, a monitor and a rebel official said. Read More »