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Fraud trial underway for ex-pharma exec Martin Shkreli

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Instead, federal prosecutors say he ran two Ponzi-like schemes in order to settle personal and business debts. His investors didn't lose money and were not defrauded, they have argued. "The defendant is the face of corporate greed in America", another potential member of the panel said . Before he made headlines as the CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, Shkreli founded a pharmaceutical company, Retrophin , and a pair of hedge funds, MSMB Capital Management and MSMB Healthcare . Read More »

NI Power Sharing Talks To Continue

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May sits with Britain's First Secretary of State Damian Green, and Britain's Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury, and Chief Whip, Gavin Williamson as they talk with Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster, DUP Deputy Leader Nigel Dodds, and DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson, inside 10 Downing Street. Read More »

Sikh couple in UK told not to adopt white child

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The agency told Sandeep and Reena that white couples would be preferred to adopt white children. "To be denied this because of so-called cultural heritage is wrong". It is important that local authorities and adoption agencies apply the law about adoption correctly and the Commission is concerned that if they don't other couples will be unlawfully discriminated against due to their race. Read More »

Supreme Court playground ruling feeds school voucher debate

Roberts likened the law applied to Trinity Lutheran to a Tennessee law that disqualified ministers from serving as delegates to the State's constitutional convention. He pointed to a footnote in Chief Justice John Roberts' decision that noted the court was focusing on "express discrimination based on religious identity with respect to playground resurfacing", as opposed to the broader use of taxpayer-backed funds by religious groups. Read More »

Trump attacks media in flurry of early morning tweets

Bonifield goes on to say the Russian Federation narrative is " good for business" and that for CNN the driving factor is ratings. The video released Tuesday shows an investigator questioning CNN producer John Bonifield about the President Donald Trump-Russia narrative that has dominated the news cycle. Read More »

Company curbs sale of panels used on burned London high-rise

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The fire, apparently stoked by the building's flammable exterior cladding, left at least 79 people dead or missing. Eckermann said it was unclear if the flammable material was similar to that used in the London building. Coroner Fiona Wilcox said that only 18 of the victims have been identified thus far, and that work to identify the rest is ongoing. His inquest was opened alongside three other victims including 24-year-old artist Khadija Saye, her mother Mary Ajaoi Augustus Mendy, 51, ... Read More »

Nitish faces fresh calls to reconsider decision on Kovind

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Asked why Gandhi was not made a candidate by the opposition for the presidential election , the CPI leader said, "We had just suggested the name of Gandhi". All the 17 parties had proposed her name, he said. "Our decision to support Kovind remains unchanged". "There is a feeling that some non-Congress contender should have been considered", the sources said. Read More »

White House accuses Assad of preparing new chemical attack

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The White House warning, the official said, was based on new reports of what was described as abnormal activity that might be associated with preparations for a chemical attack. It remains unclear why the White House released the highly unusual statement and whether intelligence suspect another attack is coming soon. The Syrian government has not responded to the USA statements. Read More »

Obama 'colluded' to get Clinton in the White House

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The Post article said Obama officials feared that if they came forward with more information about Russia's hacking, it could support Trump's claims and help Russia's efforts to discredit what the administration believed would be a Hillary Clinton presidency. Read More »

Australian military suspends air operations over Syria

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In al-Tanf, US Special Forces train local opposition forces and have recently reinforced the base with High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), which may be used against the Syrian Army and Iranian-backed Shiite militias. Despite the increasing number of incidents, analysts say neither Syria s regime nor Washington now wants a major confrontation. If Russian air defense radars are now going to be lighting American aircraft that fly on the wrong side of the Euphrates River in Syria, ... Read More »

Sailing-New Zealand reclaim America's Cup with crushing win over US

New Zealand have beaten defending champions Team USA to take the 35th America's Cup -international sport's oldest trophy. Murray, who is one of the most successful America's Cup veterans, has previously worked on winning campaigns with Team New Zealand, Switzerland's Alinghi and Oracle Team USA. Read More »

Supreme Court allows partial Trump travel ban to take effect

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The court agreed to review both cases, and said it would hear arguments in October, noting that the government had not asked it to act faster. The Supreme Court will consider these questions in October. Similarly, the court stated that students who have been admitted to the University of Hawaii or a worker with an offer of employment from an American company would be exempt. Read More »

Trump travel ban might affect one MSU student

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It is said by the administration that the ban on travel is needed to allow time to contrivance sturdier selection measures, although it has already trundled out some new requirements not blocked by courts, including additional questions for visa applicants. Read More »

Weak Turnbull capitulates on Gonski school funding

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It indicates Catholic schools would lose as much as $705 million over the next four years if the changes are approved. The concession would also be available to any schools within the independent sector that form a system, although most are stand-alones. Read More »

FBI locates car related to missing Chinese scholar case

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Local police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation say Zhang's case is top priority. Zhang is 5-foot-4 and weighs 110 pounds, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. There is a $40,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Zhang's family members have traveled to the 44,000-student campus in Champaign, a city about 140 miles (225 kilometers) south of Chicago. Read More »

Trump says US-India ties "never been stronger"

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Neither leader spoke of two issues dividing the two countries, namely climate change and a United States visa program for high-tech immigrants that Trump would like to cut or reduce. under Kennedy presidency tried to pit India against China but the results were not "satisfactory". Meanwhile, Indian officials reject suggestions that Modi's "Make in India" platform is protectionist and complain about the USA regulatory process for generic pharmaceuticals and rules on fruit exports to the ... Read More »

Putin Rejects Theory of US Intelligence Role in 9/11 Attacks

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At his annual " Direct Line " question and answer session broadcast live on television, Russian President Vladimir Putin stopped short of announcing he will run for the presidency in elections scheduled for March. The prevalent Russia-phobia in the United States revealed the country's domestic political wrestle, said the Russian president. "We don't see America as our enemy", he said. Read More »

North Korea Officially Denies Torturing Otto Warmbier

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He was released earlier this month in what North Korea described as a "humanitarian gesture". U.S. doctors said he had suffered a severe neurological injury from an unknown cause. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters at a joint news conference with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. What do USA doctors say? Following Warmbier's death, Dettwyler wrote a Facebook post saying, "Is it wrong of me to think that Otto Warmbier got exactly what he deserved?" "They ... Read More »

Hackers strike across Europe, sparking widespread disruption

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In the U.S, a hospital in western Pennsylvania said it was dealing with a "widespread" cyberattack, but didn't immediately release further details. PARIS A new and highly virulent outbreak of malicious data-scrambling software appears to be causing mass disruption across the world, hitting companies and governments in Europe especially hard. Read More »

Trump, Religious Liberty Advocates Celebrate These Key High Court Opinions

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Comer . "There is no question that Trinity Lutheran was denied a grant simply because of what it is". Speaking for the majority, Chief Justice John Roberts said the Missouri Department of Natural Resources violated the U.S. that includes kids that go to private and religious schools", said the group's Washington director, Rabbi Abba Cohen. Apparently the two justices were avoiding any limits on the future power of free exercise to help religion. Read More »

Brazil's president Temer charged with corruption

Under Brazilian law, the lower house of Congress must now vote on whether to allow the tribunal to try the conservative leader, who replaced impeached leftist president Dilma Rousseff just previous year. Mr Janot is also investigating President Temer for alleged obstruction of justice and membership of a criminal group. A few hours before becoming the first president of Brazil to be the subject of such a request, Mr. Read More »

Big delivery: South Carolina mom gives birth to 14-pound son

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Baby Colin weighed in at a whopping 14 pounds , according to ABC News. According to Lexington Medical Center officials, Colin is the biggest baby born in hospital history. According to ABC News , the SC parents are just happy their newborn is a happy and healthy baby - regardless of his shocking size. The moment Dr. Read More »

China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate granted medical parole

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Then came the bombshell Monday that Liu has been diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer and released on medical parole. A man who answered the telephone at the Shenyang hospital where Liu is being treated said he could not check information on individual cases as there were too many patients there. Read More »

Seat Arona is Another Nissan Juke Rival

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The Arona had a VIP premiere in SEAT's home town of Barcelona where chief executive Luca de Meo revealed the new model only a few miles from the Martorell factory where it will be built. There are three different petrol engines to choose from including a three-cylinder, 95PS 1.0-litre TSI unit and the brand's new four-cylinder 150PS TSI with active cylinder deactivation technology. Read More »

Cladding inspection for all Jersey tower blocks

Police stands in front of an apartment block in Wuppertal , Tuesday, . USA firm Arconic Inc said it was stopping global sales of its Reynobond PE cladding, which was used in Grenfell Tower , for use in high-rise buildings after the fire . Read More »

Robust US home price gains cool slightly in April

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Tight inventories and heavy consumer demand have been driving up prices. The 10-City Composite annual increase came in at 4.9 percent, lower than the 5.2 percent level in the previous month, and the 20-City Composite posted a 5.7 percent year-over-year gain, which was below the 5.9 percent level set in March. Read More »

Trump Blames Democrats for Blocking Health Care Repeal

Other Republicans , like Collins and Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, had previously expressed misgivings, and Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska declined to say Sunday how he would vote. Facing resistance from their own party, Senate Republican leaders said Tuesday they would postpone a vote on their healthcare bill until after the July 4th recess. Read More »

How bad was the cyberattack that hit Europe? This bad

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There's very little information about who might be behind the disruption, but technology experts who examined screenshots circulating on social media said it bears the hallmarks of ransomware . An analyst at IB-Group told the Russian news site RNS that at least 80 companies had been affected in Russia and Ukraine. DLA Piper is dealing with a ransomware attack on Tuesday that is apparently affecting offices in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Read More »

Panic as Cyberattack Hits Europe, US, With Widespread Ransom Demands

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Researchers picking the program apart found evidence its creators had borrowed from leaked National Security Agency code, raising the possibility that the digital havoc had spread using USA taxpayer-funded tools. A global law firm with headquarters in London , DLA Piper, reported extensive problems. Spokesman Cyrille Gibot says that "like many other companies and institutions around the world, we are experiencing interference with some of our systems within the TNT network. Read More »

Trial date set for California suit against Cosby

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Cosby is already scheduled to face a separate civil trial in June 2018 in a lawsuit filed by Chloe Goins, a former model who has accused Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her at the mansion in 2008. Appearing on Good Morning Alabama last week , in the wake of Cosby's sexual assault case ending in a mistrial , spokespersons Andrew Wyatt and Ebonee Benson strongly suggested that sexual assault would be a major topic of Cosby's talks. Read More »

65.6 million people forced to flee

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Monday's report also pointed out that despite the huge focus on Europe's migrant crisis, it was poor countries that hosted most of the world's refugees . Figures are based on the agency's own data and on numbers reported by governments and non-governmental organizations. In the shadow of the ongoing crises in Syria and Iraq, conflicts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria and South Sudan forced millions of people to flee their homes. Read More »