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Author: 0 Senate votes to kill privacy rules guarding your online info

The Senate voted in favor of allowing internet service providers to sell users' personal information without their permission in a close vote last week. That order essentially established rules for keeping the internet in the USA unbiased by ISPs by denying them the ability to block lawful content, throttle certain websites (decrease their data delivery speeds), or accept fees for increasing the delivery speeds for certain websites' data (creating "internet fast lanes").

World Saudis announce new tax rate for Aramco amid plans for IPO
Author: 0 Saudis announce new tax rate for Aramco amid plans for IPO

Subtract royalties of 20 percent, and deduct production costs plus operating expenses of a combined $11 per barrel, and Aramco's pre-tax profit would be $135 billion. Under the new tax rate, much of the company's payments to the government are expected to be in the form of dividends, not tax. The corporation has not revealed plans for its post-IPO dividend policy.

Author: 0 Several women's players spurn worlds inquiry from USA Hockey

Still, USA Hockey mandates a time-consuming training schedule which makes outside employment hard for the players. And an agent representing dozens of National Hockey League players says the men's team could follow suit with a similar boycott of their championship in May.

World The German Government Denies Reports That Trump Gave Merkel A NATO
Author: 0 The German Government Denies Reports That Trump Gave Merkel A NATO "Invoice"

While SPD is reported to have won about 30 percent in Sunday's vote - generally regarded as a bellwether ahead of Germany's September 24 general election - the CDU victory suggests Mrs. "I've always said that everything's in the CDU's hands", Merkel said. The Social Democrats were left to explain why they managed slightly less than 30 percent of the vote.

Author: 0 Hurdles Still Remain For Keystone XL Pipeline

But it's still anything but clear when work can begin on uncompleted sections of the pipeline , which is created to carry crude from the oil sands of Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Trump told Girling, standing to his right by the Resolute Desk, that the firm's lobbyists did not do "a damn thing" in helping TransCanada secure the permit for the Keystone Pipeline .

World Putin hosts French presidential contender Le Pen in Kremlin
Author: 0 Putin hosts French presidential contender Le Pen in Kremlin

Le Pen, who polls show likely to reach the May 7 run-off for the presidency, is the most outspoken admirer of Putin among the top five candidates. But he noted the Front National represents "quite a fast-developing spectrum of European political forces", in reference to a surge in anti-EU populist movements.

World Iraqi Forces Take Control over Daesh HQ in Mosul
Author: 0 Iraqi Forces Take Control over Daesh HQ in Mosul

The UN has warned that civilians are at risk whether they choose to flee the city or remain in their homes. "The Coalition conducted several strikes near Mosul and we will provide this information to our civilian casualty team for further investigation", it said in a statement.

World Hundreds Of 9/11 Victims And Their Family Members Are Suing Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 Hundreds Of 9/11 Victims And Their Family Members Are Suing Saudi Arabia

The first 135 pages of the lawsuit list all the plaintiffs in the case - spouses, children, siblings, parents and representatives of those killed in the attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. In addition, the lawsuit also argued the September 11 attacks were not possible without the involvement of the Saudi royal family. "Saudi Arabia was duplicitous", the suit claimed.

World Starbucks plans to give even more jobs to veterans
Author: 0 Starbucks plans to give even more jobs to veterans

The company has reached its goal of hiring 10,000 military veterans by 2018 . Starbucks is also standing firm behind its commitment to hire 10,000 refugees around the globe, a move that the company announced the day after Trump implemented his initial refugee travel ban.

Author: 0 Fillon criticises Merkel refugee policies in French TV debate

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen met Chad's President Idriss Deby on Tuesday to discuss the two allies' cooperation in the fight against Islamist militants in Africa. Previous debates for the primaries were watched by up to 8.5 million people. He didn't tackle Le Pen on immigration or security, but then he savaged her plans to leave the euro.

World More immigrants head across United States border to Canada
Author: 0 More immigrants head across United States border to Canada

Canadians' view of illegal immigration mirrors that of their neighbors in the USA, where a similar Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted earlier this week showed 50 percent support for deportations. Forty-six per cent said illegal immigration makes no difference to Canada's safety, while 41 per cent felt it would make the country less safe. But Canadians are becoming increasingly concerned about those who don't follow the proper legal channels to enter the country.

Author: 0 Trump tax return gives rare look at president's finances

Fallon told Maddow that the tax returns she announced Tuesday night on Twitter, which became highly anticipated by Democrats and the media, were a letdown. Trump has refused to do so. Until Trump does so, Maddow will continue to hunt for them. On Tuesday, Maddow teased on Twitter that she would expose the new information almost an hour and a half before The Rachel Maddow Show aired.

Author: 0 Israel warns Syria after exchange of fire

The Israeli military said its warplanes struck several targets in Syria overnight and had returned to Israeli-controlled airspace when several anti-aircraft missiles were launched from Syria toward the planes, the AP said. The Arrow is created to knock down incoming ballistic missiles and was developed with financial and technical assistance from the United States. The Iran-backed group is sworn to Israel's destruction and fought a month-long war with the Jewish state in 2006.

World Klopp: Nobody better than me for Liverpool job
Author: 0 Klopp: Nobody better than me for Liverpool job

Khaldoon contacted Guardiola in the wake of their Monaco collapse when they crashed out on away goals, despite taking a two goal lead into the second leg. This time it gets no easier apart from we are at home, where we have been a little suspect this season in the Premier League. I thought they'd be fine under Guardiola, but then again it's City.

World Yogi, Yogi slogans inside BJP's MLA meet in Lucknow
Author: 0 Yogi, Yogi slogans inside BJP's MLA meet in Lucknow

Adityanath has rebelled against his party on several occasions, but because of the sway he holds over the "Hindu" voters, the BJP apparently could not ignore his 'leadership qualities'. Adityanath's controversial Hindutva background now comes under the scanner as there are many cases against him. The MP is also the founder of the Hindu Yuva Vahini , a right-wing group with significant popularity.

World A Federal Judge Blocked Trump's Revised Travel Ban
Author: 0 A Federal Judge Blocked Trump's Revised Travel Ban

Washington: U.S. District Judge James Robart - judge instrumental in the first ban - was asked by a group of plaintiffs applying for a visa to put the order on hold. We are going to fight this awful ruling . Mr Watson said Hawaii would probably be able to prove Trump's order is against the United States constitution because it discriminates against Muslims.

World Captain takes charge; Sidhu is not Dy CM
Author: 0 Captain takes charge; Sidhu is not Dy CM

Along with Amarinder, who started his second inning as State's Chief Minister, seven Cabinet Ministers and two Ministers of State took the oath of office and secrecy administered by the Governor VP Singh Badnore at Raj Bhawan. #10:40am: Aruna Chaudhary takes oath as state minister (independent charge). S K Sandhu, who was the Principal Secretary to former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, was posted as the Additional Chief Secretary, Social Security and Development of Women and Children ...

World Kim's identity confirmed through son's DNA: Malaysia
Author: 0 Kim's identity confirmed through son's DNA: Malaysia

The decision to deport the 50 North Koreans was not explained but the move comes weeks after ties between the two became tense over the murder North Korean leader's half brother at an airport in Malaysia. Washington and Seoul were trying to tarnish the North's image and bring down its social system, Kim said on late Monday in NY. On the negotiations to extradite the nine remaining Malaysians in North Korea, Ahmad Zahid said negotiations at the "officers level" have started since last Monday.

World Exit Polls Are Not Looking Good for Geert Wilders
Author: 0 Exit Polls Are Not Looking Good for Geert Wilders

On its face, the election appears to be a tight race between incumbent prime minister Mark Rutte, the center-right candidate, and far-right politician Geert Wilders , but the outcome won't yield one ultimate victor. The Freedom Party slipped in the last round of polls before today's vote - but we'll note that polls in both Britain and the USA proved unreliable in the face of strong voter sentiment.

Author: 0 Kushners to make $400M from Chinese firm in real estate deal

The deal would value the 41-story aluminum-clad office tower at $2.8 billion, a high value for a building that has never been considered a NY trophy. The firm will continue to maintain a 20 percent stake in the building, while Vornado will walk away from the deal with "a 10-fold payout on its stake in the building's offices and a doubling of its investment in its stores", according to Bloomberg .

World NATO Members' Defense-Budget Boost in 2016 Masks Differences
Author: 0 NATO Members' Defense-Budget Boost in 2016 Masks Differences

According to figures from NATO, Britain has met the minimum 2% defence spending figure, but according to a report released by thinktank the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the United Kingdom falls short with 1.98%. Trump has also called for a $54 billion hike in U.S. defence expenditure, now at more than $600 billion, winning broad support but also criticism that the money could be better spent elsewhere.

Author: 0 The Netherlands Warily Takes Center Stage as a Pivotal Election Nears

Turkey and the Netherlands escalated their spat on Saturday as the Dutch withdrew landing permission for the Turkish foreign minister's plane. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at the decision, saying the ban was reminiscent of Nazism and pledged to retaliate.

World Israeli team pulls off upset victory at World Baseball Classic
Author: 0 Israeli team pulls off upset victory at World Baseball Classic

The win left the Netherlands with a record of 1-1 in second- round play behind Pool E leaders Japan who won their opening game. Another win in that round will guarantee a spot in the semifinals in Los Angeles. The Israel-Japan game will be played at 3 a.m. In a soccer-crazed country like Israel, the unlikely success of an Israeli baseball team at the World Baseball Classic hasn't attracted much local attention.

Author: 0 Another View: New travel ban just as arbitrary, senseless

Trump issued an executive order in January banning travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries, including Syria, from entering the United States. Washington state won an initial effort to block Trump's first travel ban and is asking a judge to block the revised ban. Ferguson said earlier this week the revised travel ban has "the same illegal motivations as the original".

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