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Trump says USA is ready to act alone on North Korea

It's impossible to tell if North Korea is putting on a performance for the satellites - a ploy it has sometimes used to raise tensions - or if a sixth nuclear test is imminent. "We have those options", he said. Two North Koreans based in China and one North Korean based in Cuba were blacklisted for ties to Korea Ryonbong General Corporation, a previously sanctioned company that "specializes in a... [Full Article...]

Southern New England gets second day of snow, sleet, rain

Southern New England gets second day of snow, sleet, rain Rain and snow may mix for a time across eastern MA, including Boston on Saturday and could lead to some issues if it falls heavily. Snow will have a hard time accumulating on the roads, with most accumulation occurring overnight Friday . [Full Article...]

Stocks end 1Q with solid gains

The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 1 point, or 0.1 per cent, to 2,366. The Nasdaq Composite Index decreased 2.61 points, or 0.04 percent, to 5,911.74. The S&P 500 Index ended trading down 0.2 per cent to 2362.72. AutoNation fell $1.20, or 2.8 per cent, to $42.29. The stock added $5.22 to $37.96. [Full Article...]

Inmarsat unit chosen to provide satellite communications for US FirstNet emergency network

Its public safety mission is to build, operate and maintain the first U.S. high-speed, nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to police, firefighters and emergency medical services. "This mission-critical broadband network is virtually unprecedented in public safety", said Jeffrey Johnson, vice chairman of FirstNet. The 25-year deal ensures that such situations "no longer will happen"... [Full Article...]

EU Wants Spain To Control How Brexit Affects Gibraltar

EU Wants Spain To Control How Brexit Affects Gibraltar The EU has warned Britain that issues relating to Britain's departure - such as the size of the divorce bill and residence rights of EU citizens - must be solved before a new trade deal can be discussed. Thousands commute between Gibraltar and Spain every day, making open borders a crucial issue of the rock's politics. The 30,000 British citizens who live there voted 96% to 4% to remain in the... [Full Article...]

Things to Know About the House Freedom Caucus

Things to Know About the House Freedom Caucus Republican strategist Karl Rove on Thursday criticized the conservative House Freedom Caucus for recently helping sink GOP healthcare legislation. Later Thursday, the President called out individual Freedom Caucus members in several tweets . [Full Article...]

Keystone XL pipeline gets green light from US State Department

The Obama administration had put the development on hold in 2015 after years of review, citing environmental concerns. Keystone pipeline would create about 3,900 construction jobs if it was built in one year, according to a State Department report . [Full Article...]

Brown, Democratic Lawmakers Announce Transportation Funding Deal

Brown, Democratic Lawmakers Announce Transportation Funding Deal As they have throughout years of negotiations, GOP legislators said that California drivers are paying high gasoline taxes and that the state brings in enough revenue to pay for needed infrastructure fixes and upgrades without increasing levies. [Full Article...]

Oil prices slide on swelling United States stockpiles

West Texas Intermediate, the US benchmark for the price of oil, was lower by 1.37 percent, declining to $47.58 per barrel. The recent price drop has a lot of parallels to the 2014-2015 collapse, although the details differ significantly. The latest predicament has led some analysts to conclude that prices will remain stuck below $60 a barrel for the remainder of the year. "We're in a very prec... [Full Article...]

Comcast to expand streaming service amid cord-cutting trend

Comcast to expand streaming service amid cord-cutting trend The service will comprise of key broadcast networks and will give subscribers the option to include sports channels like ESPN. Xfinity Instant TV will be available only to Comcast's broadband subscribers in metro areas including Philadelphia, Boston , Chicago , Houston, Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area. [Full Article...]

Bomb squad builds Easter eggs for visually-impaired students

Bomb squad builds Easter eggs for visually-impaired students Altrincham Unlimited is inviting families to "eggsplore" Altrincham in the Great Dino Egg Hunt, with 18 dinosaur eggs hidden in shops all around the town centre. The Spring Egg Hunt Premier Sponsor this year is Wendy's Hamburgers. Children will be divided into three age groups. The offer runs out at 11.59pm on April 9th, so act now to ensure you get your treats. [Full Article...]

Facebook Messenger Now Lets You Temporarily Share Your Location With Friends

Facebook Messenger Now Lets You Temporarily Share Your Location With Friends The location sharing feature was previously available within the Messenger application, but it would automatically share the same with your friends and family without consent. A countdown clock will indicate how much more time your location will be visible. It is extended to both Android and iOS mobile users across the globe. [Full Article...]

Verizon Communications and AT&T Boycott YouTube, Google Ads Due To "Offensive Videos"

Google stands to lose a large number of dollars in publicizing income because of those organizations pulling out. Last Friday, The Times published an article that infuriated hundreds of companies, including the United Kingdom government. [Full Article...]

London attack: Donald Trump Jr slams Sadiq Khan over terror attack comments

In prior tweets , Trump has publicly wondered if the United States is becoming "a nation of pus%#s" when it comes to addressing terror. Mr Trump linked to a report of the interview in a tweet, saying "You have to be kidding me?!" London police say that a knife-wielding man driving a Hyundai 4x4 jumped the curb onto the sidewalk to mow down pedestrians as he drove across the Westminster Brid... [Full Article...]

Economist Intelligence Unit: Singapore Most Expensive City Worldwide

Economist Intelligence Unit: Singapore Most Expensive City Worldwide The biannual survey compared the prices of over 160 items in 140 cities around the world with the collated prices converted into the United States dollar using a prevailing exchange rate. With the dollar weakening slightly against other currencies, NY is the only North American city among the ten most expensive cities, although Los Angeles remains highly ranked, in 11th place, down from eighth p... [Full Article...]

China slaps ban on Brazilian meat exports over processing 'scandal'

Meat giants JBS and BRF were among more than 20 companies targeted in the raids. Much of the meat produced by the companies accused is exported to Europe and other parts of the world. To minimize the scandal, President Michel Temer said the probe involved only 21 of Brazil's more than 4,800 meat processing units. Speaking to reporters in Brussels, European Union spokesman Enrico Brivio said th... [Full Article...]

Canada-wide warrant to be issued for man accused of killing stepson

Canada-wide warrant to be issued for man accused of killing stepson Justin Kuijer, a resident of St. Catharines, Ont., is wanted on charges of second-degree murder in the death of Nathan Dumas, 7, and attempted murder in connection with an attack on a bank employee. "It's not easy, but we have a job to do, and we try to persevere through that". He said the victim of the stabbing remains in stable condition. Kuijer is said to have left the RBC branch driving a ... [Full Article...]

Syrian rebels begin evacuation from besieged Homs neighbourhood

Syrian rebels begin evacuation from besieged Homs neighbourhood The first convoy of rebel fighters from al-Waer, Homs, arrived in opposition-controlled areas in north Syria in the early hours of Sunday, March 19, according to opposition reports . But the opposition decries them as a tactic of forcibly displacing people who oppose Mr Assad after years of bombardment and siege. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights estimates that a total of 12,000 people, 2... [Full Article...]

Asia markets to eye BOJ decision, weaker dollar, oil prices

Asia markets to eye BOJ decision, weaker dollar, oil prices Jeffrey Nichols, senior economic adviser for Rosland Capital, said recent gold trade has been driven in part by tapering momentum in the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.06% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.05% which have cooled their record-setting pace lately. [Full Article...]

How Tesla Plans To Spend Additional $1.15 Billion In Funding

After the announcement was made earlier in the week, the Palo Alto-based automaker saw its stock rise 2.5 percent to close Thursday at $262.05, a 0.3 percent increase. As for Model 3, it looks like its beta prototype is not ready yet . Tesla said it aimed to deliver a combined total of 47,000 to 50,000 Model S and Model Xs in the first half of this year, but did not give a figure for Model 3 ta... [Full Article...]


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