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3 charged in Florida street racing death of Ohio mother

Three people accused in the street racing death of an Ohio woman are out of jail as Florida authorities continue investigating the crash that also critically injured the woman's 21-month-old daughter. Source: Fox News - National 3 charged in Florida street racing...

Kentucky attorney reaches deal on fraud, escape charges

A Kentucky attorney who fled the country to avoid prison before being captured has reached a deal with federal prosecutors to resolve his escape and fraud charges. Source: Fox News - National Kentucky attorney reaches deal on fraud, escape...

Correction: Priest Shortage story

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence says no men have applied for its seminary program in the fall. Source: Fox News - National Correction: Priest Shortage...

Fed Sets May 30 Vote on Proposed Volcker Rule Changes

The Federal Reserve set a May 30 vote on proposed changes to the Volcker rule, the first public step in an expected rewrite of the restrictions that have held back bank trading desks for years. Source: WSJ - US Business Fed Sets May 30 Vote on Proposed Volcker Rule...

2 youths get 100-plus years in Indiana killing, shootings

Two Indianapolis youths convicted of killing a man and wounding four others during a late-night series of shootings and robberies have each been sentenced to more than 100 years in prison. Source: Fox News - National 2 youths get 100-plus years in Indiana killing,...

Europe

Sweden passes law defining sex without consent as rape

Sweden has become the latest European country to recognize sex without mutual consent as rape, passing a law stipulating that people must consent with clear verbal or body language. Source: CNN Europe Sweden passes law defining sex without consent as...

EU finance proposals: first steps towards sustainability

Today's sustainable finance proposals from the European Commission would encourage more sustainable investments. The proposals are the first steps towards implementing some of the recommendations of the EU's High-Level Expert Group on sustainable finance. Source: EU...

Draft EU Budget 2019 – Commission proposals

The European Commission proposed on 24 May the 2019 draft EU Budget of EUR 166 billion in commitments, corresponding to a 3% increase over 2018, investing in a stronger and more resilient European economy and promoting solidarity and security on both sides of the EU's...

Despite sanctions, Putin pulls world back to Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin presides this week over the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, continuing a charm offensive that aims to revive Brand Russia. Source: CNN Europe Despite sanctions, Putin pulls world back to...

Missile which downed MH17 'owned by Russian brigade'

A missile which brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine nearly four years ago was fired from a launcher belonging to Russia's 53rd anti-aircraft brigade, investigators said Thursday. Source: CNN Europe Missile which downed MH17 'owned by...

Waste and recycling targets pave way for EU's circular economy

European ministers adopted Tuesday a new waste package which sets out new rules for waste management and establishes legally binding targets for recycling, as part of a wider EU circular economy policy. Source: European Business News Waste and recycling targets pave...

France moves off EU's deficit list, Romania and Hungary warned

The EU Commission recommended Wednesday that the excessive deficit procedure be closed for France, and warned Hungary and Romania of the need to act early to correct deviations from their fiscal targets. Source: European Business News France moves off EU's...

European Semester 2018 Spring Package

The European Commission has taken the next steps in the 2018 cycle of the European Semester of economic policy coordination. Source: EU Finance and Monetary News European Semester 2018 Spring...

Recovery 'extremely painful," poisoned Russian woman says

Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, are continuing to recover from a nerve agent attack, and their rehabilitation has been "slow and extremely painful," the daughter said Wednesday. Source: CNN Europe Recovery 'extremely painful," poisoned...

Asia

No country resorts to IVF more than Japan—or has less success

THE sterile façade of Kato Ladies Clinic gives little hint of the fecundity inside. Nestling among a plantation of high-rises in a business district of Tokyo, the clinic implants fertilised eggs in an average of 75 women a day. That makes it one of the busiest...

Taiwan’s president has upset both business and workers

LIKE a nervous candidate in a job interview, shy yet formal, she fielded questions ranging from how to handle Chinese infiltration to why she always wears trouser suits. Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan’s usually plain-speaking president, marked her second anniversary in office...

Terrorists in southern Thailand go on a bombing spree

This machine is temporarily out of serviceON THE evening of May 20th, just as it was growing dark, a series of explosions blasted banks, cash machines and electricity poles at more than a dozen locations across southern Thailand. Just three people were hurt by the...

South-East Asia: lots of elections, not so much democracy

DEMOCRACY’S worldwide retreat makes no exception for South-East Asia. In the Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has thrown the law to the wind in his war on drugs. Many innocents are among thousands killed. He has imposed martial law in Mindanao in the south. And...

Poland aim for rare group stage progress in Russia

Poland will arrive in Russia aiming to get past the group stage at the World Cup for the first time in 32 years as they return to the finals after a 12-year absence. Source: Channel News Asia Poland aim for rare group stage progress in...

Lebanon's president designates Saad al-Hariri as next PM

President Michel Aoun on Thursday designated Saad al-Hariri to be Lebanon's next prime minister and asked him to form a new government, a televised statement from the president's office said. Source: Channel News Asia Lebanon's president designates Saad al-Hariri...

OIE declares Brazil free of foot-and-mouth with vaccination

PARIS: The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) declared Brazil free of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) with vaccination on Thursday, opening new export prospects for the world's largest beef exporter. The OIE already considered most of Brazil to be free of...

UEFA to force European clubs to make public wages, agents fees

KIEV: European football clubs will have to make public their financial information including wages and amounts paid to agents in fees under changes to UEFA's control system. UEFA's Executive Committee on Thursday passed changes to the Financial Fair Play rules after...

Early birds Panama look to put on a dignified performance

Panama coach Hernan Dario Gomez believes his side have qualified for their first World Cup earlier than they should have done and is limiting his ambitions to putting on a dignified display. Source: Channel News Asia Early birds Panama look to put on a dignified...

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