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Govt takes giant transparency move

The new dispensation has taken yet another giant move to open up to the international community, with Zimbabwe set to join the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM). APRM is an organ under the African Union (AU), which looks at issues of governance, poverty reduction and had 22 countries joining at its inception.

I'm standing to be an MEP because voters deserve more than a sticking plaster for Brexit

But worse, these parties lack any vision to safeguard our EU membership for generations to come. Both Labour and the Lib Dems have sent MEPs to Brussels for decades to sit in international groups that have maintained a Europe that people have become disillusioned with. We believe voters deserve better.

Spanish economist, science TV show host Punset dies at 82

MADRID (AP) — Eduard Punset, a Spanish writer, economist and lawyer known for his popular science shows on Spanish television, has died at age 82. Punset passed away in Barcelona following a lengthy illness, relatives said in a Twitter post that included video highlights from a public broadcaster's....

Pitt, DiCaprio talk Tarantino's love letter to Hollywood

Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, from left, Margot Robbie, director Quentin Tarantino, actor Brad Pitt and producer David Heyman pose for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 22, 2019.

Get ready for difficult times, China's Xi warns during trade war

BEIJING (Reuters) - China must prepare for difficult times as the international situation is increasingly complex, President Xi Jinping said in comments carried by state media on Wednesday, as the country faces increased tariffs in a bitter trade war with Washington.

Pitt, DiCaprio talk Tarantino's love letter to Hollywood

Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, from left, Margot Robbie, director Quentin Tarantino, actor Brad Pitt and producer David Heyman pose for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 22, 2019.

Get ready for difficult times, Chinese President Xi Jinping warns during trade war Subscriber content

China must prepare for difficult times as the international situation is increasingly complex, President Xi Jinping said in comments carried by state media on Wednesday, as the country faces increased tariffs in a bitter trade war with Washington. The two countries are locked in tit-for-tat tariff....

Royal Mail puts parcels at heart of growth plan

By Shashwat Awasthi and Noor Zainab Hussain. (Reuters) - Royal Mail Plc slashed its dividend by 40% on Wednesday to fund a new five-year turnaround drive focused on expanding its parcels business internationally to better position the group for a future dominated by online deliveries.

Asean morning news for May 21

The Asean morning news roundup and its individual country morning news round-ups are the most comprehensive hand-curated selection of news reports from around the Asean Economic Community (AEC) published. We scour hundreds of local and international news and websites to find the things that you need to know to start your working week day.

Royal baby: Meghan Markle’s best friend meets Archie

is just two weeks old but he already has a host of famous faces lined up to meet him. Meghan Markle’s closest pal Jessica Mulroney is believed to be one of his first international visitors to the UK. The Canadian stylist was spotted boarding a plane at Toronto Pearson International Airport with her five-year-old daughter Ivy two days ago.

KBRA Assigns AA Deposit Rating to the Toronto-Dominion Bank

)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns a deposit rating of AA and short-term deposit rating of K1+ to The Toronto-Dominion Bank (NYSE: TD or “TD Group”), an international financial services group. KBRA also assigns deposit and senior unsecured debt ratings of AA- and short-term deposit and debt ratings of K1+ to TD Bank, N.

AP Top International News at 1:17 a.m. EDT Source: AP

Protesters clash with Indonesian police after election loss. North Korea calls Biden 'fool of low IQ' over Kim criticism. Duterte's allies dominate Senate race, shut out opposition. Seeking Brexit support, May offers vote on new referendum. Documents shine rare light on Syrian government crackdown.

Military Operations

General Joseph Dunford discusses U.S. military and defense strategy in conflict areas around the world and the current state of cooperative efforts with U.S. allies. Congressman Mac Thornberry discusses his views on how American military strength has built and supported the liberal international....

Local cops work with Interpol over arrest of gang boss ‘El Culón’

POLICE are working with the International Criminal Police Organisation, Interpol, and the Venezuelan authorities in connection with Sunday’s arrest of a wanted Venezuelan gang leader at Point Fortin. Up to late yesterday the man, nicknamed “El Culón,” was being interviewed in Port of Spain by....

Ooni of Ife endorses The Guardian’s Nigeria Royal Summit

The Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has endorsed the Nigeria Royal Summit holding on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja. The Guardian is packaging it in collaboration with an event management outfit, Ontogeny.

Novartis International AG: Novartis phase II data for new inhaled combination treatment (QVM149) demonstrates significant improvements over current standard-of-care inhaled treatment

Novartis International AG / Novartis phase II data for new inhaled combination treatment (QVM149) demonstrates significant improvements over current standard-of-care inhaled treatment . Processed and transmitted by West Corporation. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

News 10 hours ago Buhari returns to Abuja from Saudi Arabia President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday evening returned to Abuja from Saudi Arabia. Buhari’s plane arrived around 6:30 pm at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe...

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday evening returned to Abuja from Saudi Arabia. Buhari’s plane arrived around 6:30 pm at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The President left Nigeria last Thursday to Saudi Arabia to perform the Muslim Umrah.

2015 China Defense & Security Conference DVD

On March 12, 2015, The Jamestown Foundation held its fifth annual conference on China Defense and Security , at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. This full-length set of DVDs covers four conference panels featuring: A keynote address by Dr. Kurt M.

BB sees foreign investment potentials in green bond

The central bank sees substantial potential in foreign investment if quality green bond is launched in Bangladesh. The opinion came as Bangladesh Bank (BB) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) recently started a joint assessment of green bond opportunities in the country.

News-Advisory

AFP 0500 GMT News Advisory Hong Kong, May 22, 2019 (AFP) - Duty Editor: Huw Griffith Tel: +852 2829 6211 -- TOP STORIES -- + May's last-gasp Brexit effort set for failure + Duterte wins control of Philippine parliament + North Korea calls Joe Biden an 'imbecile' + Arabic writer wins international....

Duterte signs law on tax perks for small gold miners

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Dutere has signed a law exempting small-scale gold miners from paying income and excise taxes. Republic Act (RA) 11256, inked by Duterte on March 29, is expected to boost the country's gross international reserves (GIR). It amended Sections 32 and 151 of the National Internal....

Metabolites, Vol. 9, Pages 101: A Comprehensive Plasma Metabolomics Dataset for a Cohort of Mouse Knockouts within the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium

Abstract Mouse knockouts facilitate the study ofgene functions. Often, multiple abnormal phenotypes are induced when a gene is inactivated. The International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC) has generated thousands of mouse knockouts and catalogued their phenotype data.

Darikwa relishes AFCON debut

By Albert Marufu. Zimbabwe and Nottingham Forest defender, Tendayi Darikwa, says he wants to put behind him a disappointing season with his club as he turns his attention to his first major international tournament at the 2019 AFCON finals. Tendai Darikwa.

Probiodrug : to attend International Conferences in June 2019

DGAP-Media / 22.05.2019 / 07:00 Probiodrug to attend International Conferences in June 2019. HALLE (SAALE), Germany, 22 May 2019 - Probiodrug AG ("Probiodrug", Euronext: PBD), announces that the company is scheduled to attend the following conferences: (1) 2019 BIO International Convention June 3-6,....

Amnesty International Says Bolsonaro has “Toxic Rhetoric”

By Newsfeed/AP. RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Amnesty International published an open letter Tuesday criticizing the policies of President Jair Bolsonaro, saying they will lead to more homicides and deny some Brazilians their human rights. Executive Director of Amnesty International Brazil, Jurema....

Co-living company buys McKillen Fumbally site for about €10.5m

, led by Paddy McKillen jnr and Matt Ryan , has sold a prime site in Dublin 8 to international co-living company The Collective. Dubbed 55 Fumbally, the 0.22 hectare (0.55 acre) site is believed to have achieved in the region of €10.5 million through joint selling agents JLL and Knight Frank, equating to about €47 million per hectare.

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'We should get the hell out of here': Ex-diplomat recalls mission to rescue students in Chornobyl disaster

In the spring of 1986, Hector Cowan, a 38-year-old diplomat at the Canadian embassy in Moscow, got a first clue about the Chornobyl nuclear accident while at th...

Building checked in threat response

Police in Northwest Arkansas responded to a bomb threat against a federal building Tuesday after a person heard the apparent threat while listening to his short...

Remote Sensing, Vol. 11, Pages 1130: Satellite-based Cloudiness and Solar Energy Potential in Texas and Surrounding Regions

Abstract Global horizontal irradiance (i.e., shortwave downward solar radiation received by a horizontal surface on the ground) is an important geophysical vari...

Listen to Dateline Pacific for 10 May 2019

Efforts to refloat a stricken ship in Solomon Islands finally get underway; British MPs debate West Papua; Hopes a new Australian broadcasting boss will restore...

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From cardboard factory to the kantei ? Yoshihide Suga gets PR makeover as rumors of PM bid soar

A photo of Suga relishing a snack of pancakes — a favorite of his — recently re-emerged online after his announcement of Japan’s new imperial era name, Reiwa (b...

Audit: US Broadcasting to Cuba Rife With Bad Journalism, Ineffective Propaganda

By Brian Padden May 21, 2019. The U.S. government service charged with delivering objective news into Cuba produces both "bad journalism" and "ineffective propa...

Yekaterinburg Events Seen Costing ROC MP Members, Sparking Demand For ‘A Different Christianity’ – OpEd

That has been widely recognized (e.g., sibreal.org/a/29952385.html ). But the consequences for religious life – and thus, in the Russian context, politics as we...

Audit: US Broadcasting to Cuba Rife With Bad Journalism, Ineffective Propaganda

released Tuesday. The U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), which oversees taxpayer-funded international broadcasting, ordered the audit of the Office of Cuban ...

International Day of Biodiversity celebrated at EIT

EIT celebrated the International Day of Biological Diversity together with the team from Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay and 100 supporters. The ceremony held at EIT f...

Arab Report: PA pressed to participate in the Bahrain conference

. The London-based pan-Arabic newspaper Ash-Sharq Al-Awsat reports that elements in Arab countries and international bodies are exerting pressure on the Palest...

The residential garage with the looks of a luxury car showroom

Designed by Kenstrom Architects and executed by Beebo Constructions, the residential garage was created for a family with children nearing driving age. Two prod...

World Cup exile Alex Hales will still cheer on England

LONDON: Alex Hales insists he will still support England at the upcoming World Cup despite his shock exile from international cricket. The Nottinghamshire batsm...

World Cup 2019: Orange secondary colour for Men in Blue

CHENNAI: Team India won't be just Men in Blue this World Cup. As the International Cricket Council (ICC) is introducing home and away kits in the upcoming tourn...

Loud and clear: AIR Jeypore gets boost with high-tech transmitter

KORAPUT: To reach remote areas and ensure that people listen to radio more clearly without any interruption, a newly installed 100KW digital-ready high-power me...

Face To Face With The Congo (2)

The signature tune of the very interesting programme Radio Ghana compiled and sent, with greetings to our soldiers in the Congo by their families and friends (t...

Who remembers the golden age of Power FM? Rick Jackson

Thirty years ago this week, a radio station began broadcasting that would change my life. That radio station was called Power FM. Until December 4, 1988, the on...

Christian broadcasting studio attacked by arson on Shabbat morning

Police have confirmed that an arson attack occurred over the weekend at Daystar’s Jerusalem studio. “We have opened an investigation,” Israel Police Spokesperso...

Todd Starnes: Democrats poised to destroy religious liberty (yes, you read that correctly)

If Democrats get their way, religious hospitals would be forced to perform abortions, Christian churches would be forced to host events that are contrary to the...

Pat Robertson: Alabama abortion ban has ‘gone too far’

Robertson is a longtime abortion opponent, but on Wednesday, as he hosted "The 700 Club" on the Christian Broadcasting Network, he called the bill "extreme" and...

Pat Robertson: Alabama abortion ban has ‘gone too far’

Robertson is a longtime abortion opponent, but on Wednesday, as he hosted "The 700 Club" on the Christian Broadcasting Network, he called the bill "extreme" and...

Televangelist Pat Robertson: Alabama's near-total abortion ban has 'gone too far' Source: WFTV

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Conservative televangelist Pat Robertson said Alabama has "gone too far" by passing a bill that would make performing an abortion a felony in...

Former lesbian explains why she left same-sex relationship after going back to church

Sarah Sedgwick (The Christian Institute) A woman who had a lesbian partner has opened up about why she ended the relationship after coming back to church four y...

Longtime NYC Radio Station WPLJ Set to Go Off the Air

After nearly 50 years, legendary radio station WPLJ is signing off the air for good. Come the end of May, the station will be off the airwaves after it was purc...

WBVN celebrates 29 years of broadcasting

MARION (WSIL) -- WBVN radio is celebrating nearly three decades in the community. WBVN is a non-profit contemporary Christian radio station based in Marion. 104...

Pa. State Rep: ‘I prayed as I always did’

HARRISBURG — The Republican state representative whose prayer on the House floor earlier this week caused a controversy said on a Christian radio program Thursd...

Papal resignation linked to inquiry into ‘Vatican gay officials’, says paper

Father Federico Lombardi said some were trying to profit from a time of disorientation in the Catholic Church to spread “gossip” and “slander”. Father Lombardi ...

Here’s your first look at Kim Cattrall’s New Orleans-shot series ‘Filthy Rich’ (video)

At least, that's the impression viewers will get from the recently released trailer for the show's pilot episode, which was shot in New Orleans in March. It set...

Alabama abortion ban 'has gone too far' with 'extreme' bill, evangelical leader Pat Robertson says

Alabama’s new abortion ban , which prevents the procedure outright in nearly all cases, “an extreme law”. “I think Alabama has gone too far, they’ve passed a la...

Here’s your first look at Kim Cattrall’s New Orleans-shot series ‘Filthy Rich’ (video)

At least, that's the impression viewers will get from the recently released trailer for the show's pilot episode, which was shot in New Orleans in March. It set...

Alabama abortion ban 'has gone too far' with 'extreme' bill, evangelical leader Pat Robertson says

Alabama’s new abortion ban , which prevents the procedure outright in nearly all cases, “an extreme law”. “I think Alabama has gone too far, they’ve passed a la...

Kim Cattrall’s New Orleans-shot ‘Filthy Rich’ ordered to series

Created by "The Help" filmmaker and Mississippi native Tate Taylor, "Filthy Rich" is based on a New Zealand series of the same name. It is described as a prime-...

TESTING TIME Chris Evans told his testosterone levels are low and he’s ‘running on fumes’

Chris has early starts on the radio show, where he was delivered the news by fitness guru Matt Roberts. Matt was in the studio today to deliver Chris, 53, and h...

Faster and more resilient communications for NATO naval forces

. May 2019 by Patrick LEBRETON For armed forces on joint and allied operations, the ability to share vast amounts of tactical information in the battlespace is ...

Motorola : Romanian Police Deploys New Communications Technology to Increase Safety

Motorola Solutions will deliver 10,000 TETRA digital two-way radios to the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Police. BUCHAREST, Romania - May 21, 2019 - ' lo...

MamaMancini's Commences Second Major SiriusXM Radio Campaign of 2019

Campaign will run from May 20 through Memorial Day and Early June EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J, May 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MamaMancini's Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: MM...

MamaMancini's Commences Second Major SiriusXM Radio Campaign of 2019

Campaign will run from May 20 through Memorial Day and Early June EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J, May 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MamaMancini's Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: MM...

DSO Nigeria: Putting the records straight

By Uche Ejimofor. History was made on April 30, 2016, in Jos, the Plateau State capital when the federal government launched the pilot phase of the digital tran...

StarTimes To Broadcast Live Kotoko vs Asec Mi...

StarTimes, Africa’s leading digital TV operator is scheduled to broadcast live the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II commemorative Cup match on Sunday, May 26th 2019. The ga...

Press corps call for payoffs for TV operator employees

The press corps associations are urging the telecom regulator to force digital television operators which plan to return their broadcasting licences, to compens...

Airtel and Shemaroo launch ‘The Horror TV’,

MUMBAI: Airtel Digital TV, the DTH arm of Bharti Airtel, and Shemaroo Entertainment, India’s leading content house, today launched ‘The Horror TV – Ab Lagega Da...

Fraunhofer IIS : Licenses MPEG-H Audio Patents to LG Electronics

Fraunhofer IIS is pleased to announce the licensing of its MPEG-H Audio patents to LG Electronics Inc., allowing LG to produce products which feature MPEG-H Aud...

Azercell’s “Mobile Dental Clinic” continues to organize free medical examinations

Baku, Azerbaijan, May 14. Trend: Azercell, which aims to increase the quality of human life through the modern technologies, as part of its Corporate Social Res...

Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) Awards ModalAI Contract to Develop Next-Generation UAS (Drone) Technology

SAN DIEGO May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Â The U.S. Army, through the Department of Defense's Defense Innovation Unit, has awarded ModalAI, Inc. a contract t...

Federated Wireless Wraps Up ESC Network Deployment for CBRS

Federated Wireless on Monday said it has wrapped up deployment of its nationwide environmental sensing capability (ESC) network, making the vendor ready for ini...

The Realities Of Smart City Development

When most people speak about smart cities, they often imagine a futuristic metropolis, as depicted in movies and television. In reality, smart cities will be th...

Where Can You Get 5G? This Map Shows You

speeds you desire. Credit: Photo Illustration by Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Ookla, which already provides a Speedtest tool for mobile...

Alabama Public Television refuses to air Arthur episode

BPN. (NNS1-JUN2) The Public Broadcasting Service, which distributes shows to public television stations, considered a substantial dues increase in order to enha...

Former state's witness to court: I face loss of millions in Hungary

. Former state's witness Mickey Ganor has presented a court with a warning from a Hungarian bank that it has started the process of putting a €25 million lien ...

Portland drafts ordinance to crackdown on short-term rentals

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland’s mayor is planning to introduce an ordinance that would force online short-term rental companies like Airbnb to take down unperm...

Report: Gazans tried to fire missile at IDF helicopter

. Sources in the military factions in Gaza claim that during the last round of fighting there, there was an attempt to fire a missile at an Israel Defense Forc...

Bureau of the Royal Household released photos of King and Queen

May 20, 2019; Bureau of the Royal Household has released photos of King and Queen and videos of the recent royal coronation. Download for free at and © Copyri...

DePauw University celebrates WGRE's 70th birthday

GREENCASTLE, Ind. (WISH) -- WGRE on DePauw University's campus is the oldest college radio station in the country. "There's not many of us left and so the fact ...

Trent Reznor’s love letter to The Cure: Read his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction speech

Reznor counts The Cure and singer Robert Smith among his greatest influences for Nine Inch Nails, which formed in Cleveland in the late ‘80s. During his inducti...

KBGA Radiothon stages annual fundraiser

College radio station KBGA is putting on its annual fundraiser with a heap of events scheduled for the week of Feb. 24-March 2. The Radiothon features several ...

WLCI and Blackout Booking Open Up Semester With Stacked Jan. 19 Show

Culture Mourning [A] BLKstar will headline WLCI Hocking College Radio and Blackout Booking’s first show of the spring 2019 semester. (facebook.com) WLCI and Bl...

Agriculture students sorry for 'lewd' remarks on college radio show

Students at University College Dublin (UCD) have apologised for making offensive comments during a broadcast on college station Belfield FM. 'Keepin' It Countr...

Remarkable photos show life behind the scenes at Radio Caroline

In Europe, Denmark had the first known radio station in the world to broadcast commercial radio from a vessel in international waters without permission from th...

Why Tony Blackburn is positive podcasts won’t kill the radio star

“Have you seen The Boat That Rocked ?” replies Tony Blackburn when I ask him about the pirate radio ships, which broadcast pop and rock music from international...

Tokyo Community Radio: The spirit of pirate radio is reignited in Japan

From The Electrifying Mojo in Detroit, who played a crucial role in the development of what would become the city’s eponymous techno sound, to Slimzee mapping o...

Tributes paid to iconic sports broadcaster Pat McAuliffe

Iconic sports broadcaster and journalist Pat McAuliffe has died. Pat has been a voice of sports and music radio in Cork for over 30 years, featuring prominently...

Fire brigade dealing with major fire in Drogheda

Several units of the fire brigade are attempting to bring a major fire at the former Donaghy’s Mill site in Drogheda, Co Louth, under control. The building, a f...