euronews
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The use of chemical weapons in Syria is a red line for France and would result in reprisals, Emmanuel Macron said on Monday during his first meeting as president of France with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. "Any use of chemical weapons would results in reprisals and an immediate riposte, at least where France is concerned," Macron said at a joint news conference with Putin in which he added that his aim was the fight against terrorism in the country. He said he wanted to work with PutREAD MORE : http://www.euronews.com/2017/05/29/macron-says-will-pull-no-punches-in-first-meeting-with-vladimir-putin What are the top stories today? Click to watch: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSyY1udCyYqBeDOz400FlseNGNqReKkFd euronews: the most watched news channel in Europe Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=euronews euronews is available in 13 languages: https://www.
TIME - Top Stories
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It was not clear if he had a lawyer yet. Tomica Clark told The Oregonian/OregonLive that she has known Christian since elementary school. She said she was surprised to hear people call Christian a racist. Clark is black and said Christian had a lot of black friends. He never disrespected me, Clark said, but added that he changed after he got out of prison. Prison took the real him away, she said.
The Economic Times
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"Besides students working in hi-tech laboratory facilities at our academic partner campus during a summer immersion visit, we urge them to forge a network with international faculty from there," he said. "In the older institutions like the IITs, it becomes very difficult for faculty to change the dynamics of how courses are taught. We are doing things in a qualitative manner and that makes it worthwhile for the student," he added. Dr Vijay Madisetti, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech, said, "Foreign tie-ups allow students to leverage the research, educational and industry connections of the partner foreign universities to understand the needs of the global marketplace in terms of skills and competencies needed, and also to engage in learning these skills earlier in their educational programme setting them up for a better choice of internships.
Bleacher Report
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Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale is looking forward to his first appearance against his old team. The left-hander is expected to start Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox , where he spent the first seven years of his career before being traded this offseason. "A little of me will be [nervous], but I think I'm more looking forward to this opportunity than any other emotion just because it's fun," Sale said of the upcoming game, per Scott Lauber of ESPN. "I'm playing against my friends," he added. "It might be hard not to smile out there on the mound at a couple of them. It's fun. These are my buddies. It's going to be a fun atmosphere and a fun time." This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app . Get the app and get the game.
The Event Chronicle
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(The brain then spent some time at the National Archives before vanishing in 1966.) And are there any Wiccans buried at Arlington? Presumably there always have been. But in 2007 the military added a pentacle to its official list of religious symbols that can be engraved on headstones, so it now can be publicly recognized. But of course if you spend time with the dead from the Civil War and the Boxer Rebellion and Iwo Jima and Apollo 1, you’ll also find yourself asking larger questions. Every time I’ve gone there, as I’ve looked out from Lee’s hilltop mansion at the hundreds of thousands of soldiers quietly feeding the freshly-mown grass, I’ve wondered why human beings just can’t stop fighting wars. The fervent pomp of Arlington to me always exudes desperation, as though we’re trying to suppress any acknowledgement that war’s the silliest thing people do.
The Event Chronicle
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However, the likely truth is actually far more sinister. Just over a year ago, TIME reported that some 1,200 Southeast Asians had joined ISIS in the Middle East. According to an article from the Manila Times written in October 2014, some 200 Filipinos were believed to have left the country to fight in the Islamic caliphate in Iraq and Syria. At the time, former president, defense secretary, and armed forces chief Fidel Ramos said the following: “At least 100 of our young Filipino Muslims have already infiltrated Iraq to undergo training to return and be jihadists or militants.” [emphasis added] This is important for two reasons. It shows that as far back as 2014, Manila was well aware that Filipinos trained by ISIS in the Middle East would one day return to launch a jihad of their own in the Philippines, and yet the country’s president is more concerned with murdering drug addicts by the thousands .
The Economic Times
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The association represents all handset making companies including Apple, Samsung and Micromax, among others. The government’s move to levy 12 per cent GST on mobile phones will push up prices of locally made phones by 4-5 per cent, bringing them at par with imported ones, thus taking away advantage for domestic manufacturing which existed due to the existing duty differential structure. The association on Monday sought finance ministry’s intervention to exempt phones under Rs 5,000 from GST or impose a 5 per cent GST to keep them low cost is possible, while 12 per cent can be kept for the rest. The association has also asked the ministry to define ‘parts’ for mobile phone manufacturing, that will attract a 12 per cent GST. It added that sub-parts should also be put under the 12 per cent tax limit. While thegovernment has assured its support to the industry, with imposition of basic customs duty (BCD) on imported phones emerging as a strong option to make imports more expensive vis-à-vis locally made devices, it is yet to take a final decision.
The Event Chronicle
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By Zero Hedge One day after Donald Trump infuriated Angela Merkel and the rest of his G-7 peers, when the US president refused to endorse the Paris climate treaty, prompting the German chancellor to say that “the whole discussion about climate has been difficult, or rather very unsatisfactory ... here we have the situation that six members, or even seven if you want to add the EU, stand against one, Germany's prime minister made what many have dubbed, an era-defining statement. Speaking at a CDU election rally in Munich, Merkel said that Europe must take its fate into its own hands or as the AFP put it, Merkel warns US, Britain no longer reliable partners . Faced with a western alliance divided by Brexit and Donald Trump's presidency, Merkel said die zeiten, in denen wir uns auf anderellig verlassen konnten, sind ein Stück vorbei, or loosely translated the times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out and added that I've experienced that in the last few days.
Voice Of America
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday paid tribute to "a new generation of American patriots" who, he said, "are fighting to win the battle against terrorism." They are "risking their lives to protect our citizens from an enemy that uses the murder of innocents to wage war on humanity itself," added Trump. He made the remarks in a Memorial Day speech at the 253-hectare Arlington National Cemetery just after he laid a wreath to honor the more than 300,000 military veterans who are buried there. Trump is expected at any time to announce a decision on a Pentagon request for an increase in the number of U.S. troops for the continuing war in Afghanistan. Barack Obama, in the final months of his presidency, did not make a decision on the Defense Department request, preferring to hand it off to the incoming president who would be commander-in-chief by the time any additional forces would head to what has become America's longest-running military campaign.
The Economic Times
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The Economic Times
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Proactive Investors USA
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Also, the Candalilla 6 exploitation well was spud last week (May 24) and is targeting the Guadalupe formation on a structural high. The well is being directionally drilled from the Candelilla 1 pad. PEN chief executive Barry Larson said: "We are very pleased with the results of our exploration and development program during the year-to-date, and we are looking forward to testing a number of our high impact prospects this year. "The company's exploitation activity has been particularly successful on the Guatiquia Block where both Ardilla-3 and Ceibo have added to the Company's light oil production in Colombia." Shares added 0.65% to stand at C$38.50 a pop.
Bleacher Report
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The Memorial Day edition of WWE Raw will offer glimpses of the brutality promised at the Extreme Rules. The go-home show will give the red brand one final chance to sell fans on Sunday's pay-per-view. That's sure to mean violent confrontations aplenty. And two bouts lined up for Monday night will give the competitors in the Fatal 5-Way match a preview of that clash. Two former members of The Shield will collide. Finn Balor will have to outlast both Bray Wyatt and Samoa Joe. Plus, the tag team title bout and Raw Women's Championship match will get some added hype. And Greenville, South Carolina, will host it all. Will we see The Hardy Boyz make their anticipated transformation? Could we see an injured star back in action? Backstage news and the Raw preview on WWE.com help answer those questions before the pre-Extreme Rules show hits the airwaves on Monday at 8 p.
The Event Chronicle
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Voice Of America
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Trump, when he returned to Washington, quickly assailed news media reports of White House turmoil linked to investigations of his aides and their ties to Russia. "It is my opinion that many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media," Trump said. "Whenever you see the words 'sources say' in the fake news media, and they don't mention names, it is very possible that those sources don't exist, but are made up by fake news writers. #FakeNews is the enemy!" He later added a defense of his use of Twitter, saying the media "works hard at disparaging & demeaning my use of social media because they don't want America to hear the real story!" Trump and White House aides face months of investigations into alleged ties to Russian officials during the presidential campaign and afterwards. There also are accusations from opposition Democrats that Trump has tried to obstruct justice and curtail the probes.
NBC News
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The Iran Project
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Earlier in the day, the pro-government forces liberated the two villages of Taro and Wadi al-Midar, both located west of al-Qahtanyia area, which was completely freed on Sunday. The two villages are also located north of the flashpoint town of Ba'aj, which, according to Sheikh Sami al-Masoudi, another Hashd al-Shaabi leader, is a strategic town for Daesh as it is the last supply line, linking the terror group with war-torn Syria. Masoudi, whose remarks came shortly before Ameri's announcement of reaching the Syrian border, added that as soon as the PMU forces reached the border, they will erect a dirt barricade and dig a trench to derail Daesh move. The Hashd al-Shaabi forces, backed by the air force, launched a major offensive last Monday to liberate Ba'aj and its surrounding villages and areas from the grips of Daesh, trying to reach the Syrian border and cutting the vital supply line of the terror group, whose days are numbered in Mosul, their last urban bastion in the Arab country.
France 24
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"The top five percent (of cities per population) could see increases in temperatures of about 8 C and larger," study co-author Francisco Estrada of the Institute for Environmental Studies in the Netherlands told AFP. Estrada and a team used different projections of average planetary warming, combined with the UHI effect and potential harms, to estimate the future costs of warming on cities. The median city, right in the middle of the range, stands to lose between 1.4 and 1.7 percent of GDP per year by 2050 and between 2.3 and 5.6 percent by 2100, they concluded. "For the worst-off city, losses could reach up to 10.9 percent of GDP by 2100," wrote the team. UHI "significantly" increases city temperatures and economic losses from global warming, they added. This meant that local actions to reduce UHI -- such as planting more trees or cooling roofs and pavements, can make a big difference in limiting warming and minimising costs.
Global News
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The Iran Project
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The Economic Times
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Design Milk - Architecture
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Located northwest of Melbourne in a small town of the same name, the Mount Macedon House sits nestled into the side of the mountain on a plot of land that proved challenging for Field Office Architecture . Along with the clients' specifications, there were strict regulations to follow for bushfire prevention. The long, narrow site afforded uninterrupted views of the bushland to the north and northeast offering the homeowners a relaxing place to call home. With the dramatic slope of the property, the design required that the structure be elevated to limit the amount of excavation, as well as to increase the views of the landscape. The exterior is clad in corten steel, which takes care of the bushfire screening requirements, with the ability to open and close windows as needed. The rest of the structure is outfitted with screening for added privacy, which does not obstruct the views or prevent light from entering.
The Economic Times
4 hours
The telco had an ARPU of Rs 141 compared to 154 in the trailing quarter. The IUC (interconnect usage charge) should also be scrapped, said the telecom firm that lost 3 million customers in the fiscal ended fourth quarter to competition. It said for the first time in 20 years the sector has registered de-growth in revenues, leading to reduction of government share in revenues, sharp drop in operating margins, accompanied by high interest costs arising due to staggering industry debt burden , high depreciation and amortization charges as a result of higher spectrum costs. The Anil Ambani-owned company added that there has been high speed decline in profitability and telecom firms have reported net losses in for past two quarters and couple of operators have been forced to shut down. In the past few weeks competitor, Bharti Airtel which saw its net profit drop by 72% and Idea Cellular that posted its second successive loss of Rs 325 crore said that they are seeing the industry calming down and the latter even mentioned that there is a growing number of customers who are returning to their original operator for both voice and data usage.
The Economic Times
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The telco had an ARPU of Rs 141 compared to 154 in the trailing quarter. The IUC (interconnect usage charge) should also be scrapped, said the telecom firm that lost 3 million customers in the fiscal ended fourth quarter to competition. It said for the first time in 20 years the sector has registered de-growth in revenues, leading to reduction of government share in revenues, sharp drop in operating margins, accompanied by high interest costs arising due to staggering industry debt burden , high depreciation and amortization charges as a result of higher spectrum costs. The Anil Ambani-owned company added that there has been high speed decline in profitability and telecom firms have reported net losses in for past two quarters and couple of operators have been forced to shut down. In the past few weeks competitor, Bharti Airtel which saw its net profit drop by 72% and Idea Cellular that posted its second successive loss of Rs 325 crore said that they are seeing the industry calming down and the latter even mentioned that there is a growing number of customers who are returning to their original operator for both voice and data usage.