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Trump Meets With Palestinian Leader Abbas in Bethlehem

Trump reportedly shared sensitive intelligence with the Russians about the Islamic State , with speculation that the information shared came from Israeli intelligence sources. Lauder condemned the terrorist attack as "despicable and horrendous". "I don't know that there's anything to apologize for", Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on his way to Israel. Read More »

Merck KGaA (MRK) Earns "Neutral" Rating from JPMorgan Chase & Co

The stock increased 0.69% or $1.05 during the last trading session, reaching $154.07. About 4.35M shares traded. (NYSE: MRK ) has risen 16.86% since May 24, 2016 and is uptrending. The rating was downgraded by Jefferies to "Underperform" on Monday, December 19. (NYSE:MRK) on Monday, May 9 with "Neutral" rating. Recent Insider Trading Activity For Merck & Co. Read More »

Texas House Votes To Approve Transgender Bathroom Ban In Schools

School groups agree because providing single-stall facilities for students seeking bathroom-related accommodations is something school districts "would do anyway", so the amendment doesn't make a "significant change" on that front, said Jennifer Canaday, governmental relations director for the Association of Texas Professional Educators. Read More »

IS claims attack on Iraqi training camp north of Baghdad

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Despite being on the defensive for more than half a year and losing hundreds of fighters, the Islamic State has still managed to launch small-scale offensives in parts of the city. The PMF has ties to Iran and its terror proxy, Hezbollah, and has threatened to kill US troops who attempt to help in the fight against ISIS. The UK newspaper reports that British and U.S. Read More »

Race for United Nations health agency chief down to 2 candidates

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He is the first African appointed to head the global health agency. Some think that politics - China and India - denied another contender, Pakistan's former minister of health Sania Nishtar , a fair go at the position, despite vowing to serve only one term and running on a platform of transparency, reform and collaboration with civil society and humanitarian organizations. Read More »

US, Turkey in dispute over fight in Washington

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Officials haven't specified the actions by US security officials it deems inappropriate. The U.S. ambassador told Turkey's government its guards violated U.S. The State Department would not disclose the details of the meeting and said it would not speculate on what actions might be taken against the Turkish personnel involved in the attack . Read More »

Supreme Court Rejects 2 NC Congressional Districts As Unconstitutional

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In North Carolina, for instance, roughly two-thirds of white voters cast their ballots for Republicans , while some 90 percent of African-Americans vote Democratic. Following a legal challenge, a U.S. District Court panel struck down the 1st and 12th districts previous year. But Robin Hayes, the North Carolina GOP chairman, said court rulings on redistricting have put legislative mapmakers "in an impossible situation, with their constantly changing standards". Read More »

Former Ethiopia minister Tedros Adhanom elected as new World Health Organization chief

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But from the start of balloting it was clear momentum was going his way. Later he chaired the advisory committee set up by the outgoing WHO Director General Margaret Chan , which put in place a blueprint for reform. GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, hailed Tedros' "commitment to immunization", noting the boosting vaccination rates in Ethiopia. The election now moves to a third round of voting; Tedros must win two-thirds of the votes to win the post. Read More »

Meghan Markle Has Been Hiding A Huge Secret From Us All

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Nearly. Actress Meghan Markle did not attend the church ceremony Saturday in rural England at which Middleton married financier James Matthews , but she did attend the evening reception. While Meghan Markle was in attendance, she was not seated at Prince Harry's table, and it was on goal! She's "hopeful that they would be good, but you never know at that age", she reportedly told a guest at a Buckingham Palace garden party recently. Read More »

WWE Smackdown: Jinder Mahal holds Punjabi celebration

Tyler Breeze takes on Jey Uso, and Fandango battles Jimmy Uso in one-on-one competition. However, he would follow that up by dressing as an old grandma in an even funnier moment, which included the dress being ripped off Breeze and thrown perfectly into JBL's face. Read More »

Person dies of Ebola virus in Congo - Health Ministry

A wider outbreak occurred in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia in 2014-2015, killing more than 11,000 people. Now, a case of Ebola has again been confirmed in the country-and public health officials taking the threat seriously. Nigeria experienced the Ebola virus in July, 2014 when a Liberian-American, Patrick Sawyer, who had the virus flew from Liberia to the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos and died five days later. Read More »

Vigil Honors Manchester Victims, Across The Globe People Are Mournful

Manchester's mayor and police chief were among the speakers at the vigil which was held in front of city hall in Albert Square. Salman Abedi , 22, carried out an IED blast at the conclusion of American pop star Ariana Grades concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday that prompted the United Kingdom to raise its terror threat level to the highest category on Tuesday, NBC News reported. Read More »

Centeno's homer helps Astros over Tigers 6-2

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Peacock was solid moving out of the bullpen to make a spot start for Keuchel. He allowed eight hits and four runs in 5 1/3 innings of a 5-3 loss to Cleveland on Friday in his last start. Jose Altuve hit a two-run homer and Carlos Beltran had a solo shot for the Astros , whose tied their season high with their third straight loss. Michael Fulmer was equally impressive for the Tigers , tossing 7 innings of one run ball. Read More »

Man's death tied to California botulism outbreak

The Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services went ahead to provide a statement last week on the same providing even further proof that the allegations might be true which read "appears to be prepared food, particularly nacho cheese sauce" from a gas station in Walnut Grove. Read More »

South African trade union bans Jacob Zuma from attending its meetings

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Cosatu has publicly called for Zuma to resign as head of state, saying he is not the right leader to lead and unite the ANC or the country. According to the report, the issue of the motion of no confidence vote in president Zuma will be raised at the NEC meeting to be held from 26 to 28 May 2017, and some members may bring up the possibility of removing Zuma as president. Read More »

Other View:Another bad budget from Trump targets the poor

Lawrence "Larry" Summers (a former economic adviser to former president Barack Obama, and Treasury secretary in Bill Clinton's administration) said the Trump administration was double-counting that money by saying it would help close budget deficits while also offsetting the revenue lost by cutting tax rates. Read More »

How Trump's Budget Cuts Will Devastate Low-Income Children

At the White House on Tuesday, Mulvaney continued to push Trump's proposal by asking lawmakers to look "at the budget through the eyes of the taxpayer" instead of those who receive benefits from federal programs. That has some Medicaid changes into it. Trump's budget would increase funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs, but the budget proposal doesn't appear to focus money on PTSD or mental health issues. Read More »

WannaCry ransomware hit Windows 7 the hardest

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WannaCry has infected hundreds of thousands of endpoints spanning more than 150 countries due to its worm-like ability to propagate and spread to other systems. The WannaCry ransomeware attack should serve as warning to all Nigerians not just the government. The ransomware mixes copycat software loaded with amateur coding mistakes and recently leaked spy tools widely believed to have been stolen from the U.S. Read More »

Socialite Pippa Middleton marries millionaire boyfriend

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To complete their look, all wore dusty pink Mary Janes from Papouelli in London , as well as white flower crowns. The American actress and star of TV show Suits attended the evening celebrations and was pictured arriving at the Middletons' mansion with her royal boyfriend in a auto. Read More »

Lab tests ongoing in California botulism case

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The California Department of Public Health confirmed the existence of the toxins in the nacho cheese sold at the gas station, which stopped selling it on May 5. Fewer than 100 cases of foodborne botulism are reported in the US every year - in some years, there are not even 20 annual cases, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention . Read More »

Ineos buys Dong Energy's upstream business for $1billion

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Dong Energy said Wednesday the deal also includes contingent payments of $150 million related to a western Denmark plant and up to $100 million subject to the development of an oil and gas field off Shetland. Talks between the two stalled late past year over price, sources told Reuters in December, and Maersk CEO Soren Skou said in January he saw a listing of the energy unit as the more likely option. Read More »

More Ticks, More Diseases

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Lyme disease is usually treated with a 2- to 4-week course of antibiotics. "Right away she was started on what ended up being nearly two months of antibiotics in attempt to prevent any tick-borne illness". "I want to encourage others to do their research so everyone knows what to look for to hopefully prevent a life of tick-related medical complications, Setzer said". Read More »

Ethiopia to lead the World Health Organization

Dr. Ghebreyesus replaces China's Dr. Margaret Chan of China, who has been at the helm for at least ten years. "All roads should lead to universal health coverage". David Nabarro, a United Nations veteran who has led past responses to pandemic flu and Ebola and Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus , a former health minister. Read More »

What we know about the Manchester attacker

Police raided a house in Elsmore Road in Fallowfield earlier on Tuesday. May went to Manchester and visited police headquarters and a children's hospital. Taxis offered stranded people free rides home while some residents invited those without lodging into their homes. " Broken . From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry", she wrote on Twitter . Read More »