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US Homebuilders: Canada Lumber Tariff to Hurt Wages, Raise House Prices

The Trump administration announced it will impose a 20 percent tariff on imported softwood lumber from Canada. The two countries are suddenly sparring openly over low-cost Canadian timber and Canada's barriers to US dairy products - disputes that go back years but rarely get such a public airing. [Full Article...]

Judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary city funding

Judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary city funding The Trump administration has warned so-called sanctuary cities they could lose federal funds if they do not co-operate with federal immigration officials. San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera said the president was "forced to back down". However, Orrick also noted that his legal action will not impact the United States government's capabilities to lawfully enforce existing condition o... [Full Article...]

Police seek men accused of ditching badly injured dog at restaurant

Police seek men accused of ditching badly injured dog at restaurant Restaurant staff members found the dog and took it to a veterinary hospital but the animal had to be euthanized due to the extent of its injuries. Carretta said an investigation into the "bizarre" incident was launched after it was reported to police several days later - on April 19. [Full Article...]

Death toll in Sri Lanka garbage mound collapse rises to 27

Death toll in Sri Lanka garbage mound collapse rises to 27 Maj. "We remain on standby, some people who were pulled out of wrecked homes were brought in overnight", Ms Soysa said. Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka told the media that he would take steps to remove the garbage dump. [Full Article...]

Trump's trade war could mean another housing price jump

Trump's trade war could mean another housing price jump Up to now, Trump's harshest criticisms of NAFTA have focused on Mexico, but in the past few days the president has shifted his sights to accuse Canada of harming U.S. NAFTA also stipulates that goods be freely traded, without import taxes, between the United States, Canada, and Mexico. A spokesperson for one of the companies targeted said in a statement, "Managed trade only serves to benefit lar... [Full Article...]

Large crowds as Australia and New Zealand mark Anzac Day

ANZAC Day is April 25, the date of the of the ANZAC's first major military engagement in World War One at Gallipoli in 1915, and the service is held on the nearest Sunday. "Private B.J Goldsmith, served in the 3 Battalion of the Royal Australian Regiment in Korea and was killed the night before Anzac Day at the battle of Kapyong on April 24, 1951. [Full Article...]

Gloves off in French election

Macron has been widely criticised in the media and by senior political figures for giving a triumphal speech after he topped the first round of the election on Sunday night, then partied in a chic bistro afterwards. Earlier, researchers said Mr Macron's campaign had been targeted by Russia-linked hackers. "His project is to deregulate everything: labor, trade, borders, immigration", Florian Phil... [Full Article...]

Official estimate could upend Trump tax plan

The ABC/Washington Post poll found significant majorities said both the Democratic and Republican parties were "out of touch" with the concerns of most Americans. Sen. This week's legislative schedule also isn't doing Trump any favors. The NBC/WSJ poll gave Trump low marks with 900 adult Americans who were polled for his handling of foreign policy and "being effective and getting things do... [Full Article...]

Shutdown in Tamil Nadu, DMK's MK Stalin arrested

Shutdown in Tamil Nadu, DMK's MK Stalin arrested The opposition parties chaired by Stalin had last week made a decision to observe the strike on April 25 in wake of immediate action on the part of state and central governments in resolving the issues of Tamil Nadu's farmers. State government sources, however, said essential services will not be affected and claimed that the bandh will not have any impact since all necessary measures have been ta... [Full Article...]

Paris Terror Attack Will 'Probably Help' Marine Le Pen in Election

Paris Terror Attack Will 'Probably Help' Marine Le Pen in Election O., while specifying that the individual had presented himself at an Antwerp police station. He said this is "a combat that will last, a combat that will be fought until the threat is definitively over". As well as in the U.S., voting began Saturday in several overseas French territories such as Martinique and Guadeloupe in the Caribbean. People line up before casting their vote. [Full Article...]

Amazon pushes driverless technology

Amazon pushes driverless technology Despite the report claiming that Amazon is not now interested in developing its own self-driving vehicle technology, that hasn't stopped it from taking an interest in developing some related technology. According to the report, Amazon is particularly interested in autonomous trucking. Waymo LLC, the self-driving tech unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc.; General Motors Co., Tesla Inc. [Full Article...]

Bulk carrier explosion leaves at least two dead

Bulk carrier explosion leaves at least two dead The 623-foot global cargo ship, "the Tamar ", is out of range for US rescuers and worldwide rescuers and is desperately trying to get the injured crew members to a hospital. The Canadian Coast Guard also responded to the request and diverted two warships with physician assistants aboard, which were estimated to arrive at the scene after midnight. [Full Article...]

UN chief says Yemen aid conference draws $1.1 in pledges

Nearly seven million are "severely food insecure", meaning they need food aid immediately. A total of 17 million of them are going hungry, including more than two million children now considered acutely malnourished. And Yemen's food crisis could become even more severe if the global community does not send a clear message that a possible attack against Al-Hudaydah, the entry point for an esti... [Full Article...]

Trump says he hasn't changed position on wall

Trump has waffled over whether Republicans should make them at all, even as Republican leaders on Capitol Hill have signaled they are necessary to stabilize the insurance market. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said he was "very confident" that an agreement would be reached by Friday, but he pointedly said he could not "guarantee" that a government closure would be averted. [Full Article...]

Trump considering laptop ban on flights from United Kingdom to US

Trump considering laptop ban on flights from United Kingdom to US The U.S.is considering extending its ban on laptops in aircraft cabins to include Europe and Britain, the Times of London reported Tuesday citing "several informed sources". The restrictions have been criticised by some aviation security experts, who say there are serious downsides to the policy. Passengers are not allowed in the cabin with phones, laptops or tablets larger than 16cm in length... [Full Article...]

Man and woman found dead in house in Wangaratta after shots fired

Man and woman found dead in house in Wangaratta after shots fired When officers entered the property about 5.10pm, they found the pair dead. Victoria Police Superintendent Paul O'Halloran told the media that a witness had reported seeing a man with a rifle and telescopic lens chasing a woman from their home into the house next door. [Full Article...]

Federal judge rules Trump can not punish sanctuary cities by withholding funds

Federal judge rules Trump can not punish sanctuary cities by withholding funds The Republican president's moves on immigration have galvanized legal advocacy groups, along with Democratic city and state governments, to oppose them in court. Protester Moina Shaiq holds a sign at a rally outside City Hall in San Francisco. The mayor said the city's legal team is reviewing the ruling to determine next steps in Seattle's suit. [Full Article...]

China Bans 'Religious' Baby Names

China Bans 'Religious' Baby Names Names such as Mecca, Islam, Medina, Hajj and Saddam are now prohibited under the new decree called " Naming Rules for Ethnic Minorities ", promulgated by Xianjiang authorities. "These policies are blatant violations of domestic and global protections on the rights to freedom of belief and expression", Chinese director of Human Rights Watch (HRW), Sophie Richardson said in a statement. [Full Article...]

United offers refunds to people on flight when doctor was removed

United offers refunds to people on flight when doctor was removed United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz , seen in March, apologized for "having to re-accommodate" passengers on an overbooked flight. United officials said they've already reached out to Dao following the incident, though no reports have surfaced regarding their efforts to get in touch with the doctor. [Full Article...]

Angela Merkel had to explain how European Union trade works to Donald Trump

Angela Merkel had to explain how European Union trade works to Donald Trump President of the BDI industry group, Dieter Kempf, has advised Washington against engaging in protectionist policies and said "those who have trouble understanding how trade surpluses and globalization effects are created are invited to come here and take a look". [Full Article...]


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