Foreign Carmakers Invoke Reagan To Sway Trump On Trade

June 17, 2017

… trade association states. Any trade policies that result in more limited market access for foreign carmakers either directly or as a result of foreign retaliation for U.S. actions, the ad implies, will ultimately hurt Americans most. Thanks to trade and open markets, our auto industry is stronger, prouder and better than ever before, the video concludes as auto workers of diverse backgrounds raise the American flag up the pole at the foreign carmakers U.S. plants. Why would we ever want to …

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Death sentence for Facebook post amid Pakistan crackdown online

June 15, 2017

(CNN)A Pakistan government crackdown on freedom of speech online has reached worrying new levels, activists say, after a young man was sentenced to death over a series of Facebook posts. Amnesty International’s Pakistan campaigner, Nadia Rahman, said in a statement the conviction set a “dangerous precedent.” …

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Executions in Pakistan: Is ISIS targeting China?

June 15, 2017

… connect the deep-water port of Gwadar in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province with Kashgar in Xinjiang. CPEC is primarily seen by both Beijing and Islamabad as means of consolidating their “all weather friendship” by providing Pakistan with much needed investment and China with over-land access from Xinjiang to Gwadar. INTERACTIVE: China’s new world order Yet it also generating a range of unwanted consequences. Most obviously, CPEC is proving to be an irritant to both …

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Key Witnesses In A California Jailhouse Snitch Scandal Refuse to Testify

June 4, 2017

… deputies where some inmates work secretly for the government as informants and are given access to certain defendants in order to glean information that can be used against them in court. Orange County Superior Court Questions have plagued the sheriffs department over the logs sudden termination. A late log entry references Sgt. Marty Ramirez Ramirez and Lt. Raymond Wert discussing the decision to end the log. Dated Jan. 23, 2013, the entry on a unit meeting says they decided to end the log …

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

June 3, 2017

… report by consultancy firm Deloitte access Economics, the reef contributes almost $4 billion to the Australian economy each year and supports almost 70,000 jobs. WWF Australia/XL Catlin Seaview Survey The Great Barrier Reef may never be the same again, but action can and must be taken to salvage what can still be saved, experts say. Both the Independent Expert Panel and the Reef 2050 advisory committee have said tackling climate change is central to this effort. The government wants to …

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Could you last a whole gig without using your phone? – BBC News

But many concertgoers find the practice irrating, and now some performers are starting to object too. “No mobile phones, cameras or recording devices will be allowed at Chris Rock’s Total Blackout Tour,” read a message posted on ticketing websites when the comedian’s new UK dates went on sale this month. Image copyright Yondr Image caption Audience members keep the locked pouches with them throughout the evening Rock’s use of Yondr at his upcoming UK …

May 22, 2017
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Who gets hurt by GOP’s ‘pro-life’ hypocrisy

(CNN)What does it mean to be pro-life? In today’s GOP, one thing: restricting access to safe abortion. Even if this doesn’t actually decrease the number of abortions, but just makes them more dangerous. Even if it means women and their children remain poor and vulnerable. Even if it means cutting off other necessary health care and aid. Even if it means women are injured. Even if it means women and babies die. It’s the “pro-life” performance that matters …

May 20, 2017
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Now it’s up to the special counsel

Washington (CNN)A bad day for the White House could turn out to be a good day for justice and democratic accountability and institutions. Robert Mueller’s appointment Wednesday as special counsel to probe Russian election meddling and any collusion by Trump campaign aides elevates the investigation clear of partisanship and the threat of White House interference. It therefore may offer the best chance for a politically bulletproof accounting of the guilt or innocence of members of the …

May 18, 2017
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Dutch King reveals he secretly piloted KLM passenger flights for 21 years

(CNN)They don’t call KLM “Royal Dutch Airlines” for nothing. King Willem-Alexander, reigning monarch of the Netherlands, revealed in an interview with Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf that he’d regularly flown flights for a subsidiary of the Dutch flag carrier for over two decades. Calling the part-time role a “hobby,” the King says that he’d taken to the cockpit as a co-pilot of KLM Cityhopper — the airline’s short-haul carrier — …

May 18, 2017
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NHS cyber-attack: Bosses fear further infections from ransomware – BBC News

‘Be patient’ The ransomware, which locks users’ files and demands a $300 (230) payment to allow access, spread to organisations including FedEx, Renault and the Russian interior ministry. BBC analysis of three accounts linked to the ransom demands suggests about $38,000 had been paid by Monday morning. In England, 47 trusts reported problems at hospitals and 13 NHS organisations in Scotland were also affected. How did the attack start? Is my computer at risk? Cyber-attack …

May 16, 2017
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