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27 avril

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  • 11:40
    (WASHINGTON) — Lawmakers are nearing agreement on sweeping spending legislation to keep the lights on in government, after the White House backed off a threat to withhold payments that help lower-income Americans pay their medical bills. It was the latest concession by the White House, which had earlier dropped a demand for money for President Donald Trump’s border wall. Even with Republicans in control of both chambers of Congress and the White House, the Trump administration is learning that Democrats retain significant leverage when their votes are needed on must-pass legislation. A (...) -- Uncategorized, onetime, White House
  • 11:06
    (DALLAS) — United Airlines says it will raise the limit — to $10,000 — on payments to customers who give up seats on oversold flights and will increase training for employees as it deals with fallout from the video of a passenger being violently dragged from his seat. United is also vowing to reduce, but not eliminate, overbooking—the selling of more tickets than there are seats on the plane. The airline made the promises Thursday as it released a report detailing mistakes that led to the April 9 incident on a United Express plane in Chicago. United isn’t saying whether ticket sales have (...) -- Uncategorized, Aviation, onetime, united airlines
  • 11:00
    Liberal activists have flooded their elected representatives with letters, calls, and town hall protests to encourage lawmakers to resist President Trump. Now, two activist groups are hoping to turn the wave of anti-Trump outrage against nine corporations they say are enabling Trump’s agenda. The progressive alliance Center for Popular Democracy and immigrant rights group Make the Road New York have partnered to create a new platform to “name and shame” companies they say are working with Trump or profiting from what they describe as his “anti-immigrant, anti-worker” agenda. Corporate (...) -- Uncategorized, activism, Donald Trump, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, protests, resistance, Wells Fargo, White House
  • 10:05
    (PYONGYANG) — An acute shortage of gasoline in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang that has sparked price hikes and hoarding is raising fears of potentially crippling pain at the pumps if things don’t get better soon — and driving rumors that China is to blame. The shortage, which is extremely unusual if not unprecedented, began last week when signs went up at gas stations around the city informing customers that restrictions on sales would be put in place until further notice. With no indication as of Wednesday night of when the restrictions might be lifted — or why they have been imposed (...) -- Uncategorized, North Korea, onetime
  • 09:59
    A Taiwanese trekker missing for 47 days in Nepal’s remote Himalaya mountains has been found alive, but his girlfriend who accompanied him died just three days before he was rescued. Liang Sheng-yueh, 21, and his girlfriend Liu Chen-chun, 18, had been missing since March 10, Taiwan’s Central News Agency reports. The two had set out on March 8 to trek through the Dhading region’s Tipling and Pangsang Pass. Reportedly going against advice from their tour agency, the couple did not employ a local guide. According to the Himalayan Times, Liang and Liu became “trapped on a precipice” after heavy (...) -- Uncategorized, Nepal, onetime
  • 08:47
    (BEIRUT) — A large explosion rocked the Syrian capital early Thursday, nofollowed by a fire near the Damascus airport, Syrian opposition activists and a monitor said. The explosion was heard across the capital, jolting residents awake, the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Rami Abdurrahman said. He said the explosion was reported to have happened near the Damascus airport road. The dawn explosion was also reported by other activists’ networks but the source was unclear. Activist-operated Diary of a Mortar, which reports from Damascus, said the explosion near the airport road (...) -- Uncategorized, Bashar al-Assad, onetime, Syria
  • 08:01
    Police in Hong Kong have arrested and charged several pro-democracy activists over their involvement in a protest against the Chinese government’s intervention in the election of two pro-independence lawmakers last year. Nine people were taken into custody Thursday morning local time for their involvement in the November rally outside Beijing’s liaison office in the territory, according to a Facebook post by political party Demosistō, two of whose members were among the nine. The protest resulted in authorities using pepper spray and batons against protesters who charged a police barricade. (...) -- Uncategorized, Hong Kong, onetime
  • 06:25
    The U.S missile defense battery being installed in South Korea will be operational “in the coming days” according to Admiral Harry Harris, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command. Harris’ remarks came during a speech before a congressional panel Wednesday, nofollowing the transportation of key components of the ballistic missile interceptor — including its long range X-band radar — to their installation site in the South Korean town of Seongju. “The ROK-U.S. alliance decided last July to deploy THAAD, that’s a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, which will be operational in the coming days (...) -- Uncategorized, Korean Peninsula, onetime
  • 05:16
    President Trump does not plan to cancel the North American Free Trade Agreement and will instead work to renegotiate it with Mexico and Canada, the White House announced Wednesday. Trump spoke Wednesday with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada to discuss the agreement, which he called “one of the worst deals ever” during the 2016 presidential campaign. During the call, the White House said, Trump said he would not terminate the agreement “at this time,” and that the three leaders agreed to “swiftly” to move to renegotiate the agreement “to the (...) -- Uncategorized, Canada, Donald Trump, free-trade, Mexico, NAFTA, White House

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