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Good outcomes hoped for China-US trade consultations: Chinese Premier

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Last year, China lowered banks' reserve requirement ratios five times to release more funding into the economy and further cuts are expected this year. "It has delivered real benefits to the Chinese people, and it has benefited the world, so why won't we go ahead with it?" he said. China will bolster its national coffers by collecting more of the profits earned by some financial institutions and centrally-owned firms, while general expenditure will be cut, Li said. Read More »

Children, Foreigners Among Those Killed In Attacks On Christchurch Mosques

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Speaking at a press conference on Sunday following the attacks that killed 50 people , Ms Ardern said if her office could have done anything with the information sent by accused shooter Brenton Tarrant , "absolutely we would have". Pakistan's high commissioner said six citizens had been killed and three were missing. Christchurch Hospital Head of Surgery Dr Greg Robertson described how he watched the first victims arrive in private cars, followed by ambulance after ambulance. Read More »

Indians confirmed dead in New Zealand terror attack

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New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has said that gun laws will be reformed after the attacks, as legislation allowed the suspect the legally obtain a semi-automatic weapon. The death toll in the New Zealand mosque shootings has risen to 50 after investigators found another body at one of the mosques, New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said on Sunday. Read More »

Mozambique Braces for 'Worst Case Scenario' as Cyclone Idai Makes Landfall

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In their response, humanitarian agencies want to focus on providing education, health, WASH, food security, protection for the vulnerable who include women and children, and nutrition. "There were people inside", he told AFP , saying they were listed as missing. Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change spokesman Jacob Mafume tweeted that there is a " serious humanitarian crisis " unfolding in eastern Zimbabwe districts. Read More »

Aussie Senator Fraser Anning Hits Teen Who Egged Him

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In this image made from video , a teenager breaks an egg on the head of Senator Fraser Anning while he holds a press conference, Saturday, March 16, 2019 , in Melbourne , New Zealand . "Money for EggBoi", a fundraising campaign launched to cover the teen's legal fees and "more eggs", had raised more than $10,000 of a $2,000 goal within 14 hours of being created Saturday. Read More »

Grounded Boeing jets sit at Melbourne airport

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Ethiopian Minster of Transport Dagmawit Moges said it will likely take five to six months to complete the identification, but DNA samples were already being collected from the relatives of victims to aid in the process. Air Canada announced on Friday that it would suspend its financial guidance for the first quarter and full year of 2019 due to uncertainty caused by the suspension of Max 8 flights and Boeing's recent decision to pause deliveries to airline customers. Read More »

Police in Brick arrest accused killer of reputed mob boss

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According to the NYPD , 24-year-old Anthony Comello of Staten Island was taken into custody and is being held at the Ocean County Jail pending extradition back to NY. Shea says Cali emerged from his home around 9:15 p.m. after the suspect backed his pickup truck into Cali's Cadillac SUV. Comello has numerous addresses, including on Staten Island, the official said. Read More »

Republican Party of Texas Chief Responds to Beto's Presidential Run

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O'Rourke, the former Texas congressman who excited progressives with his close Senate loss to Republican Ted Cruz a year ago, became the latest entrant in the expanding 2020 group of Democratic primary candidates. O'Rourke's announcement comes after a months-long soul-searching mission, during which the three-term Congressmanwantonly bloggedandlivestreamed a dentist appointment. Read More »

New Zealand PM Vows to Change Gun Legislation After Christchurch Mosque Massacre

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A day after he gunned down 49 people who were attending Friday prayers in two mosques in Christchurch in New Zealand , the main suspect Brenton Harrison Tarrant was charged with one count of murder Saturday. "I have been deeply saddened by the appalling events in Christchurch today", she said. Tarrant didn't appear on any government security watch-list, nor did he have a criminal record in New Zealand . Read More »

Union County residents along Missouri River asked to prepare for flooding

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Speed River (City of Cambridge): Flood coordinators in the City of Cambridge are advised to monitor and prepare to close Blackbridge Road at the Speed River on Friday. The state's emergency operations center has already been activated. Also Friday afternoon, officials asked residents of Valley, home to almost 1,900 people just west of Omaha, to evacuate. Read More »

What happened to Bernie Sanders’ head in SC?

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USA presidential candidate Bernie Sanders cut his head on a shower door Friday and received seven stitches, but he proceeded with his scheduled campaign events, a spokesperson said. Mark Federici, president of Local 400, said in a statement he hoped "this breakthrough serves as a model for other presidential campaigns, as well as party committees and candidates for other offices". Read More »

World leaders condemn New Zealand terrorist attack

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Forty-nine people were killed and 20 seriously injured in the shootings, which the Prime Minister has described as a " terrorist attack ". Authorities have detained three men and a woman and defused explosive devices in what appeared to be a carefully planned attack. Read More »

Christchurch mosque attacks: Bangladesh Test cricket team escape mass shooting

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Some of the players wanted to help the distressed woman, but just then they saw a horde of petrified worshippers pouring out of the mosque , some of them covered in blood. Bangladesh, meanwhile, have already lost the series after being thrashed in the first two Tests. "If we were there three to four minutes earlier, we would have been in the mosque , massive thing might have happened". Read More »

The Irish prime minister brought his boyfriend to meet Vice President Pence

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He said he was surprised how badly the Brexit talks had gone, adding: "I gave the prime minister my ideas on how to negotiate. she didn't listen to that and that's fine". Varadkar said Ireland isn't the only place where this is possible, but "every country where freedom and liberty are cherished". Gardiner rejects Irish concerns about the border and said the issue has been used as a "battering ram" by European Union leadership keen to make Britain a cautionary example to other member states ... Read More »

'Apprentice' contestant's Trump defamation suit can proceed

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Trump's attorney, Marc E. Kasowitz, voiced disagreement with the ruling and said the president plans to appeal to the New York Court of Appeals, "which we expect will agree with the dissent". They also say his comments were opinions and protected free speech. Zervos' lawyers say Trump's words were falsehoods that subjected her to threats. Read More »

Frank Cali Murder Sparks Speculations Of Gotti Connection

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Media, including the New York Post , reported that Cali was shot at least six or seven times and also run over by a blue pickup truck driven by the shooter, citing unidentified police sources. The Gambino family is one of New York's five historic Italian Mafia families - along with the Genoveses, Luccheses, Colombos and Bonannos. Federal prosecutors had referred to Cali in court filings in recent years as the underboss of the Gambino organization. Read More »

Australian PM slams disgusting remarks by Senator

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A member of staff then gets in between the two, while others tackle the teen to the ground where he was held in a choke-hold, ABC reports . Several sites, including 10 News First Melbourne and Junkee, have described the teenager as a protester. Read More »

Aberdeen man living in New Zealand describes ‘horrific’ aftermath of Christchurch attack

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Regardless of whether terrorist attacks are perpetrated by white or Islamist extremists, their narratives must not be enabled through whataboutery. "The street that I work on was covered in SWAT cars, they were flying past every minute, and loads of police cars going back and forth, so that must have been when they found out that there were attacks in at least two places, the first mosque and the second mosque". Read More »

Labour leader Corbyn to ask UK PM about progress in Brexit talks

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Corbyn also called on the lawmakers to reject the new version of the deal during the vote that is scheduled to take place later in the day. 391 MPs voted against the deal with 242 MPs voting for it. Corbyn added: "She needs now to show leadership". "That's what the deal delivers, that's what I continue to work to deliver". Some of her colleagues around the Cabinet table think it shows she has to tack to a closer deal with the EU. Read More »

U.S. looks to test ground-launched cruise missile in August

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US officials say the Trump administration has no plans to seek the forward deployment of nuclear missiles in Europe once again, but the breakdown of the treaty threatens a return to an era in which Europeans anxious about Russian nuclear missiles that could strike their cities within a few minutes of launching. Read More »

Last remaining US diplomats leave Venezuela

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The United States has withdrawn all remaining diplomatic personnel from its embassy in Caracas as the crisis in Venezuela deepens, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday. "Soon, I will announce new powerful changes in ways of the national government's work", Maduro said in a speech at the presidential palace in Caracas on Friday, as aired by his Periscope channel. Read More »

Malaysian court postpones trial of Vietnamese citizen | # AsiaNewsNetwork

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Indonesia had mounted a sustained diplomatic offensive to free 27-year-old Aisyah, while Vietnam had only stepped up pressure since the Indonesian woman's release this week. The women claimed they had no idea they had been groomed by North Korean agents to carry out the murder and thought they were taking part in a prank TV show. Read More »

Russia mocks US collusion probe ahead of Mueller’s report

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Schiff said he believes there is both "direct and circumstantial evidence" of collusion between the President Donald Trump's campaign and Russian Federation, and "whether that evidence amounts to beyond a reasonable doubt of criminal conspiracy, we have to wait for Bob Mueller on that". Read More »

Pompeo presses Kim Jong-un to keep his word on nuclear tests

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Pompeo reminded reporters that Kim personally promised he would not resume testing nuclear weapons or ballistic missiles when he met with President Trump in Vietnam . President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un abruptly cut short their second summit Thursday in a stunning collapse of talks that caused both leaders to leave early. Read More »

Trump Vetoes Congressional Effort To Limit Border Wall Funding

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Alexander added that he shares the president's goal of border security, but warned allowing Trump to redirect money without authorization could set a unsafe precedent. Trump thanked Republican senators who voted for his declaration in a Twitter post earlier on Friday. A dozen Republicans defected and joined every Democrat in voting yes. Read More »

Police detain 10 teenagers in India for playing banned video game

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All the 10 were booked under Indian Penal Code Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and later granted bail at the police stations concerned, the police said . "Our team caught these youths red-handed". What makes the arrests more "interesting" is the fact that players were so engaged in playing PUBG that they didn't notice the police team approaching them. Read More »

Huawei has a backup OS in case it loses access to Android

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Huawei's smartphones use Google Android while its laptops run on Windows. The question asked was, "Are you thinking about building your own operating system so that your smartphones are not Google-based and computers are not Microsoft-dependent?" Huawei makes its own SoC - the Huawei Kirin, and so is not much dependent on Qualcomm's 'Snapdragon SoC, but same cannot be said of the company's patronage of Google's products and services particularly Google Android OS . Read More »

Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke announces 2020 presidential run

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Beyond a previously announced event in Waterloo, Iowa on Saturday, O'Rourke is expected to visit other towns in eastern Iowa, traditionally a Democratic stronghold, Politico said. "Man, I'm just born to be in it and want to do everything I humanly can for this country at this moment". He took a well-publicized road trip across the American Southwest, stopping at colleges and diners. Read More »