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Ecuador has expressed interest in negotiating a trade agreement with India to further boost commercial ties between the two nations. The northwestern South American country wants to negotiate a preferential trade agreement (PTA), under which two trading partners reduce or eliminate customs duties on only certain number of products traded…
05.24 / 11:13
poandpo.com
I have roughly the feeling about my old schools (and workplaces, for that matter) that Donald Fagen had in his song on the same subject: “California crumbles into the sea, that’ll be the day I go back to Annandale.” While I’ve had a difficult or diffident relationship with my various schools over the years, I am also an inveterate nostalgist—so I find myself drawn again to all these places. I attended St. Anselm School in Bay Ridge between 1962…
05.24 / 11:10
splicetoday.com
Metal demands purity. It's a genre and a subculture devoted to authenticity. Metalheads forswear the mainstream and demand only the most rigorous genre pleasures. The rotting corpse might fester and disintegrate in an unholy burst of blood, but it will not go pop. Yet, even as it insists that its filth remain uncontaminated, metal is split into legions of subgenres. Black, death, doom, drone, goregrind—each one lurches and crawls towards its own niche variation, copulating…
05.24 / 11:10
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Michael Vatikiotis Security, Asia And is unlikely to be challenged. A year ago, there were real fears that contested claims over tiny specks of coral in the South China Sea could spark a war in Southeast Asia involving China, the 10 ASEAN member states and the US. The risks greatly multiplied after a special tribunal convened in The Hague under the Law of the Sea ruled in July 2016 that China’s territorial claims in Philippine waters had no legal basis. What has transpired since then d…
05.24 / 11:09
nationalinterest.org
Kris Osborn Security, Asia In recent years, the Pentagon has sharply criticized Chinese moves to place weapons on dispute island areas of the South China Sea, a move which further complicated U.S.-China tensions in the highly-disputed region. US & Japan show force together in South China Sea to Counter China; Pentagon officials say satellites have confirmed that the Chinese have placed surface-to-air missiles on island-like structures in the area. US and Japanese ships have completed a…
05.24 / 11:09
nationalinterest.org
As President Donald Trump’s controversies swirl, Democrats are eyeing districts such as Republican U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger’s as their improving prospects to win a majority in the House of Representatives … Click to Continue »…
05.24 / 10:55
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The Latest on the suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester (all times local): 11:40 p.m. Manchester health officials have raised the number of wounded in the concert bombing, … Click to Continue…
05.24 / 10:55
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President Trump’s budget proposal, released Tuesday, seeks to cut education funding by $9.2 billion overall. It would take away some federal support, such as money for the Special Olympics and a reading initiative, while promoting school vouchers and boosting dollars for charter schools.To U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, the plan is “an historic investment in America’s students.”To others,…
05.24 / 10:49
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British police and intelligence agencies arrested three more suspects Wednesday in connection with the Manchester suicide bombing and moved quickly to secure key sites across the country, including Buckingham Palace and the British Parliament at Westminster. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said the…
05.24 / 10:49
dailypilot.com
An Alabama middle school teacher allegedly had sex with a high school senior just one month after divorcing her…
05.24 / 10:48
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Word that a hacker may have tried to gain access to Rich’s email account may be the final blow to the fake-news tale that Rich had fed DNC emails to W…
05.24 / 10:41
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Two of the most powerful men in the West — with nearly opposite beliefs — appeared to get along wel…
05.24 / 10:41
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After a highly anticipated meeting, Pope Francis appears to have left his mark on President Donald…
05.24 / 10:34
cnn.com
President Donald Trump is in the middle of his 9-day foreign trip, a stretch defined thus far by its smoothness and general lack of…
05.24 / 10:34
cnn.com
The UAE's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said that Emiratis holding ordinary passports are now exempt from pre-entry visas to travel to Argentina, state news agency WAM reported. Ahmed Elham Al-Dhaheri, Assistant Under-Secretary for Consular Affairs at the ministry, said that the diplomatic note…
05.24 / 10:16
poandpo.com
Negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Eco­nomic Partnership (RCEP) between Asean and six of its dialogue partners are on track to meet its target conclusion by the end of this year. RCEP trade ministers, who met in Hanoi to take stock of the negotiations and challenges faced since 2013, achieved progress in the meeting, The Star reports. …
05.24 / 10:16
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Last Friday, U.K.-based online academic journal Cogent Social Sciences published a paper entitled “The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct” that opened with this sentence: “The androcentric scientific and meta-scientific evidence that the penis is the male reproductive organ is considered overwhelming and largely uncontroversial.” The paper’s co-writers, listed as Jamie Lindsay and Peter Boyle, then made the case that it's not quite this…
05.24 / 10:13
splicetoday.com
“He was thinking in the moment,” announced a talking head who looked about 30, like he was a camp counselor. “That’s how he seems to do things,” the youth said. He meant the President (so to speak), Mr. Spontaneous. The 2016 election faced off the last pair of candidates born in the prime baby boom years. The result: a president who’s the quintessence of the baby boom mentality. Donald Trump, born 1946, is rock ‘n’ roll. He’s TV.…
05.24 / 10:13
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Senate Republicans are under mounting pressure to pass an ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill before the congressional recess in August.While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is wary of committing to…
05.24 / 10:10
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