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China's foreign ministry defends Duterte record on drugs, terrorism

China's foreign ministry defends Duterte record on drugs, terrorism

The UN Special Rapporteur for Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, a Philippine national, has been accused of terrorism by her government for her work on the rights of indigenous peoples. The petition specifically named the top 18 leaders of the Communist Party of the Philippines. Duterte conceded that human rights investigators would likely be angered by his advice, but he insisted silence in response to their questions is legal under Philippine constitutional law. Consulte Mais Informação

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Manafort's Judge Says There's A 'Real Chance' He Dies In Prison

Manafort's Judge Says There's A 'Real Chance' He Dies In Prison

Ellis III of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia wrote Tuesday. "Defendant faces the very real possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison", Ellis wrote. Last month, in Alexandria, Mueller's team obtained a second indictment of Manafort on 18 tax, bank fraud and bank fraud conspiracy charges. Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who is presiding over Manafort's criminal case in Washington, D.C., set a September 17 trial date for the conspiracy, money laundering, and ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Government moots concessional financing of solar projects

Government moots concessional financing of solar projects

This comes even as India chases the world's largest renewable programme, targeting 175 gigawatts (GW, or 1,000 megawatts) of renewable power by 2022 against its current capacity of around 60 GW. Modi said. The awarded projects-including 22 utility-scale solar farms, three wind farms and one hydroelectric project-are expected to create more than 3,000 short- and long-term jobs, generate enough clean energy to power more than 430,000 homes and reduce carbon emissions by more than 1.6 ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Iraq PM lifts flight ban to Kurdish region's airports

Iraq PM lifts flight ban to Kurdish region's airports

This prompted Baghdad to impose a raft of punitive sanctions on the KRG, including a ban on global flights into and out of the Kurdish region. A statement by his office said Abadi signed a decree to lift the ban after receiving positive response from the Kurdish local authorities "to restore the federal authority in the two airports in accordance with the Constitution of Iraq ". Consulte Mais Informação

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Google Assistant adds iPad support, joins Alexa and Cortana as Siri rivals

Google Assistant adds iPad support, joins Alexa and Cortana as Siri rivals

Not much, as Google obviously wants to keep the Assistant experience as similar as possible across both platforms. More screen real estate simply means that you don't have to exit one app just to hop into Google Assistant . I've been using the Google Assistant on and off over the last few weeks and for most tasks, it does a far better job compared to Siri or Alexa. In May of previous year, Google announced it was bringing Google Assistant to iPhones. Consulte Mais Informação

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Trudeau, Trump talk tariffs

Trudeau, Trump talk tariffs

U.S. President Donald Trump greets Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 11, 2017. Mexico is also a member nation of the trade deal. His comments came amid rising global trade tensions in the wake of a United States decision to impose steep tariffs on imported steel and aluminium. Consulte Mais Informação

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Former Cuomo Aide Percoco Convicted On Corruption Charges

Former Cuomo Aide Percoco Convicted On Corruption Charges

He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison. The verdict against Joseph Percoco is the highest-profile federal corruption conviction in NY since the 2015 convictions of two former leading state legislators, which were later overturned. "Albany stays on trial", said Blair Horner, executive director of the New York Public Interest Research Group, who called the verdict "a wake-up call to Albany to do something to clean up its ethics act". Consulte Mais Informação

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Netanyahu to Host Last Ditch Talks to Save Crumbling Coalition

Netanyahu to Host Last Ditch Talks to Save Crumbling Coalition

At a meeting on Sunday , influential rabbis reportedly made a decision to stick by the demand that a bill on the military exemption be approved before the budget is passed while rejecting compromise legislation that had been proposed. "In order to continue our great achievements and to stand up to the great challenges before us, we need to continue together", Netanyahu said in a speech before the Knesset. Consulte Mais Informação

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NCAA Tournament UCLA vs. St. Bonaventure

NCAA Tournament UCLA vs. St. Bonaventure

But a 5-0 SU run to end the season that included a 71-61 win over Wagner as 9.5-point underdogs in the conference title game earned LIU Brooklyn an auto-bid as the Northeast Conference champion. The Bruins have a long standing history of success in the NCAA Tournament . "Now they get a chance to play in the NCAA tournament ". "On" Selection Monday" as it was dubbed, it was finally revealed where the Bruins would be seeded, where and when they will play and who they will face. Consulte Mais Informação

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Large-Cap Stocks Mostly Lower on Monday, Tech Stocks Gain

Large-Cap Stocks Mostly Lower on Monday, Tech Stocks Gain

The declines for the Dow comes after a near 2 percent gain for Wall Street on Friday after sluggish wage growth data eased concerns the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates swiftly. Rapid gains in technology stocks have already powered the Nasdaq.IXIC back to its record levels. Last week's gains were also supported by US President Donald Trump's softer stance on his decision to impose import tariffs on steel and aluminum by exempting Canada and Mexico. Consulte Mais Informação

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