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general motors president says near resolution for south korea unit, union accepts wage deal

by: reuters | seoul | updated: april 26, 2018 11:32:00 am a worker of gm korea talks on the mobile phone at gm korea’s factory in bupyeong, south korea, monday, april 23, 2018. (lim tae-hoon/newsis via ap)related newsgeneral motors co’s president said on thursday that it was very close to a resolution to fix its ailing south korean unit, as its south korean union accepted a wage deal. “over the last few months, over the last few weeks a lot of very good progress has been made,” gm president dan ammann said in a meeting with south korean ruling party lawmakers. “we appreciate constructive efforts from all parties, and we stand here today very close to a resolution,” ammann said.on monday, the detroit carmaker reached a preliminary deal with its south korean labour union, wi...





why a billionaire is blocking people from his beach

by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: april 26, 2018 12:15:39 pm vinod khosla, founder of khosla ventures. (ap/files)top newsbillionaire venture capitalist vinod khosla has knocked on the doors of the supreme court of the united states, asking it to keep people off a stretch of beach he claims to be his private property, stating that public passage should not allowed on the piece of land unless he is compensated for the same.“it’s a matter of principle, not whether the timing is right,” khosla told news agency bloomberg in an interview, adding “this is about unfairness, and i don’t tolerate unfairness.” in a country based on rule of law, squelching the rights of property owners is just wrong, the report quoted him further.the cove, located south of san francisco, is...





hillary clinton: free press is under ‘open assault’ in trump era

by: ap | new york | published: april 26, 2018 12:29:22 pm hillary clinton said free speech is “in the most perilous position i’ve seen in my lifetime.” (ap photo/file)related newshillary clinton excoriated us president donald trump for his treatment of the media, saying in remarks on sunday that press rights and free speech are “under open assault” in the current administration, which she compared to an authoritarian regime.“we are living through an all-out war on truth, facts and reason,” clinton said at the pen america world voices festival, in manhattan. “when leaders deny things we can see with our own eyes, like the size of a crowd at the inauguration, when they refuse to accept settled science when it comes to urgent challenges like climate change … it is the ...





return to afghanistan from your foreign safe havens: us tells taliban

by: pti | washington | published: april 26, 2018 1:17:29 pm us president donald trump. (ap photo)the us on thursday urged the taliban to return to afghanistan from their foreign safe havens, saying there was no justification for its announcement of annual spring offensive. it said that there was no need for a new fighting season, and that it was time for the taliban to participate in the country’s electoral process.“as president ghani recently said, the taliban should turn their bullets and bombs into ballots. they should run for office. they should vote. we encourage taliban leaders to return to afghanistan from their foreign safe havens and work constructively for afghanistan’s future. more violence will not bring peace and security to afghanistan,” acting secretary of st...





greece beats budget target as it looks to post-bailout era

by: ap | athens | published: april 26, 2018 1:30:02 pm greece parliament (reuters/files)top newsgreece has beaten its budget targets for a third year and trimmed its massive debt burden, according to data released monday. but the economy has not yet grown back to its level of 2014, before its last recession. as the country prepares to exit its international bailout program in august, the independent statistics agency on monday reported long-awaited data for 2017. the results will affect ongoing negotiations between athens and creditors on the terms of greece’s exit.the agency reported that the 2017 primary budget surplus – the balance before the cost of debt repayment is included – stood at 4 percent. national debt stood at 178.6 percent of gross domestic product, down from 180...





russia, betting on eu trump talks, keeps powder dry in rusal row for now

by: reuters | moscow | published: april 26, 2018 1:40:48 pm trump tweeted late thursday that he “would only join tpp if the deal were substantially better than the deal offered to pres. obama.” reuters/leah millisrelated newsmoscow is holding off on taking retaliatory measures against the united states for imposing sanctions on rusal, hoping the eu can persuade washington to ease restrictions against the world’s second largest aluminium producer further, sources told reuters. the united states on monday gave american customers of rusal more time to comply with the u.s. sanctions imposed earlier this month after some european capitals lobbied for them to be eased, triggering a 43-percent jump in rusal’s hong-kong listed shares.with french president emmanuel macron already in wa...





building peaceful neighbourhood pakistan’s foreign policy priority: un envoy

by: pti | new york | published: april 26, 2018 2:25:36 pm the release quoted maleeha lodhi as saying that among the other important foreign policy priorities was to build a peaceful neighbourhood.top newsbuilding a peaceful neighbourhood is pakistan’s foreign policy priority which requires normalisation of relations with india on a durable basis, islamabad’s envoy to the un has said.according to a statement issued by pakistan’s permanent mission to the un, ambassador maleeha lodhi told a visiting delegation of the us war college that on the foreign policy front, pakistan’s external engagements and strategy emerge from its key national priorities.she said the defeat of terrorism and militancy as well as the creation of conditions in which violent extremism cannot survive was fo...





geologists say north korea’s nuclear test site has collapsed

by: ap | beijing | published: april 26, 2018 2:51:48 pm file – in this july 4, 2017, file photo distributed by the north korean government shows what was said to be the launch of a hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile, icbm, in north korea. (korean central news agency/korea news service via ap, file)top newsresearch by chinese geologists shows the mountain above north korea’s main nuclear test site has collapsed, rendering it unsafe for further testing and requiring that it be monitored for any leaking radiation. the findings by the scientists at the university of science and technology of china may shed new light on north korean president kim jong un’s announcement that his country was ceasing its testing program ahead of planned summit meetings with south korean presi...





south korea’s moon to meet north korea’s kim at border for summit

by: reuters | seoul | published: april 26, 2018 10:02:03 am students hold posters with pictures of south korea’s president moon jae-in and north korea’s leader kim jong un during a pro-unification rally ahead of the upcoming summit between north and south korea in seoul, south korea april 26, 2018. reuters/jorge silvatop newssouth korean president moon jae-in will greet north korean leader kim jong un on friday as the latter crosses a military demarcation line to enter the south for the first summit between the two sides in more than a decade, south korea said. south korean honour guards will then escort the leaders to a welcome ceremony at a plaza in panmunjom, the border village where the summit is to be held, the south’s presidential chief of staff, im jong-seok, told a media...





a joyful reunion with birth parents leads to incest, murder

by: ap | dover | published: april 26, 2018 10:31:15 am police work at the scene where a man and a woman were found slain in a pickup truck near the intersection of routes 55 and 7 in gaylordsville, near new milford, conn (carol kaliff/hearst connecticut media via ap, file)top newswhat started out as a joyful reunion of a young woman with her birth parents soon turned sour, then shocking, and finally deadly.a young woman named katie married her birth father, had a baby with him and, after she decided to leave him, lost her life to him along with that of their child and her adoptive father. all three were laid to rest this weekend in upstate new york.“we’re all still in shock,” said shirley mann, a neighbor of katie’s adoptive parents in dover. “it’s crazy. i don’t know wh...





south korea halts propaganda broadcasts before summit with north

by: ap | seoul | published: april 26, 2018 10:43:57 am a policeman stands guard at a checkpoint on the grand unification bridge that leads to the peace house, the venue for the inter-korean summit, near the demilitarized zone separating the two koreas, in paju, south korea, april 26, 2018. reuters/kim hong-jirelated newssouth korea halted anti-pyongyang propaganda broadcasts across the rivals’ tense border on monday ahead of inter-korean talks this week that are expected to focus on the north’s nuclear program, seoul officials said.seoul had blasted anti-pyongyang messages and k-pop songs from border loudspeakers since the north’s fourth nuclear test in early 2016. pyongyang quickly matched seoul’s campaign with its own border broadcasts and launches of balloons carrying anti-...





in power for 15 years, iraq’s shi’ites split ahead of crucial vote

by: reuters | basra | published: april 25, 2018 3:26:20 pm a woman walks past a campaign poster of a candidate ahead of parliamentary election, in najaf, iraq, april 20, 2018. reuters/alaa al-marjanirelated newsunited in their fight against saddam hussein’s oppression for decades, iraq’s shi’ites have become deeply fragmented and disillusioned with their leaders after 15 years in power.in iraq’s shi’ite heartlands, many who once voted blindly along sectarian lines are now turning their ire against the shi’ite-led governments they say have failed to repair crumbling infrastructure, provide jobs or end the violence.the divisions within the community now risk splitting the shi’ite vote in a may 12 election, which could complicate and delay the formation of a government, thr...





more than 70 nations hold talks on terror financing in paris

by: ap | paris | published: april 25, 2018 3:37:49 pm wednesday’s meeting opens a two-day international conference championed by french president emmanuel macron under the banner “no money for terror.” (francois guillot/pool via reuters)related newsabout 500 experts from more than 70 nations are holding talks in paris on how to choke off financing for the islamic state group and al-qaida.wednesday’s meeting opens a two-day international conference championed by french president emmanuel macron under the banner “no money for terror.”islamic state revenues alone are estimated at $2.5 billion between 2014 and 2016, according to the french president’s office.the french organizers are pushing for international coordination and more transparency in financial transactions, as t...





un mission in s sudan probing sexual assault charges against nepalese peacekeepers

by: pti | united nations | updated: april 25, 2018 4:04:01 pm “there was no allegation made of rape,” the un mission said in a statement.related newsthe un mission in south sudan said a teenage girl was touched inappropriately by a member of the nepalese contingent in exchange for money and the matter is being probed as a case of sexual assault, noting that no allegation of rape has been made.the unmiss said that on april 13, four teenagers were caught trying to enter the united nations base in aweil in south sudan through the perimeter fence.it was alleged that one of the teenaged girls had been “touched inappropriately” by a member of the nepalese contingent in exchange for money.“there was no allegation made of rape,” the un mission said in a statement.the unmiss deploy...





trump’s travel ban faces us supreme court reckoning

by: reuters | washington | published: april 25, 2018 4:30:24 pm trump has said the travel ban is needed to protect the united states from terrorism by islamic militants. (us supreme court – ap photo/file)president donald trump’s administration goes before the us supreme court on wednesday to defend the legality of his travel ban targeting people from several muslim-majority countries, one of the most contentious actions of his presidency. trump’s travel ban – the third version of a policy he first sought to implement a week after taking office in january 2017 – blocks entry into the united states of most people from iran, libya, somalia, syria and yemen. chad was on the list announced in september, but trump removed it on april 10.the conservative-majority, nine-member court...





here’s how the new royal baby changes the line of succession to the british crown

by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: april 25, 2018 11:57:45 am the duke and the duchess of cambridge with the couple’s third baby — the newborn prince in the house of windsor.related newson monday, april 23, kate middleton, duchess of cambridge and wife of duke of cambridge prince william, on monday gave birth to a son, the royal couple’s third child — after son prince george (2013-) and daughter princess charlotte (2015-).queen elizabeth ii and her husband prince philip mountbatten have four children, the eldest being prince charles, followed by princess anne, whose title is the princess royal; prince andrew, the duke of york, and prince edward, the earl of wessex. significantly, until 2013, the succession to the crown act mandated a system of male preference, giving...





white house doctor refuses to pull out as trump’s nominee for veterans job

by: reuters | washington | published: april 25, 2018 12:50:25 pm us president donald trump shakes hands with white house physician dr ronny jackson (ap photo/file)related newsus president donald trump’s physician ronny jackson will push ahead as the nominee to lead the veterans affairs department after allegations about his conduct stalled his senate hearing for the job, a white house official said on tuesday.jackson had been set to have his confirmation hearing for the job on wednesday. but that was postponed indefinitely as senators from both parties said they wanted to look into concerns that had come to light about the navy rear admiral, who has worked as a presidential physician since the george w. bush administration.trump left open the possibility during a news conference tha...





study: california gun deaths declined between 2000 and 2015

by: ap | san francisco | updated: april 25, 2018 1:32:06 pm the homicide rate of white and asian male victims held steady throughout the period at roughly the same level of 3 homicides per 100,000 annually. (source: wikimedia commons)related newsgun deaths have fallen in california over a 16-year period ending in 2015, driven largely by a decline in gang violence and falling homicide rates among black and hispanic male victims, a recent study of firearm violence has found.researchers at the university of california, davis published their findings in the may issue of the journal annals of epidemiology after reviewing 50,921 firearm deaths recorded in california between 2000 and 2015. the university provided the study results on monday.the report found 24,922 firearm homicides during th...





indonesia oil well fire kills 11 people, injures dozens

by: ap | indonesia | published: april 25, 2018 1:40:28 pm the national disaster agency described the well as “traditional,” likely meaning it had unclear ownership and was used by the local community. (ap foto/al mahdi)top newsa newly drilled, unregulated oil well caught fire as people were trying to collect the oil early wednesday, burning to death at least 11 people and injuring dozens of others.national disaster mitigation agency spokesman sutopo purwo nugroho said the well in pasi putih village in eastern aceh province ignited about 1.30 a.m. and is still burning. five nearby houses were burned in the inferno.he said the well, drilled to a depth of about 250 meters (820 feet), was gushing when it ignited and many people were around it trying to collect the oil.the local arm of...





prices of energy commodities set to rise by 20 per cent this year, says world bank

by: pti | washington | published: april 25, 2018 2:11:34 pm world bank president jim yong kim. (source: reuters)related newsprices for energy commodities like oil, natural gas and coal are expected to jump by a whopping 20 per cent this year, the world bank has said in a report. the increase in energy prices is expected to have adverse impact on india, given that the country is heavily dependent on import of major energy commodities.the latest world bank forecast is a 16-percentage point upward revision from october’s outlook, the world bank said in its april commodity markets outlook released on tuesday. oil prices are forecast to average usd 65 a barrel over 2018, up from an average of usd 53 a barrel in 2017, on strong demand from consumers and restraint by oil producers, whil...