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US Navy fires missiles at Syrian airbase, officials say

The massive strike - the first direct USA action against Mr. Assad's government and Mr. Trump's biggest military decision since taking office - marked a dramatic escalation in the US involvement in Syria's six-year civil war. Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin believes the U.S. launched the strikes under a "far-fetched pretext". "The airbase was nearly completely destroyed - the runway, the fuel tanks and the air defences were all blown to pieces", the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ...

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Adidas Is Releasing A 4D-Printed Futurecraft Shoe

April 6, 2017. What makes all this possible is the 3D-printing process created by Adidas' partner in the venture, Carbon, whose investors include BMW, GE, and Nikon. Adidas says that a great deal of thought has gone into the Futurecraft 4D. But at last night's unveiling event, a Carbon employee (who requested anonymity when speaking to GQ) broke it down in not-quite-layman's terms for us like this: Starting with a liquid polyurethane (the stuff regular athletic shoe soles are ...

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Jefferies Group LLC Reiterates "Hold" Rating for Wells Fargo & Co

Finally, Cable Hill Partners LLC raised its stake in Wells Fargo & Co by 10.5% in the third quarter. Vetr downgraded shares of Wells Fargo & Co from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $58.06 price target for the company.in a research note on Monday.

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Italy says supports US strikes on Syria

The US fired dozens of missiles at Sheyrate airbase earlier on Friday from which it said a deadly chemical weapons attack was launched this week in Syria's Idlib province. "This was a calibrated, proportionate and targeted response". "Tonight I ordered a targeted military attack on the airfield in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched ".

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Syrian town targeted in airstrikes again

The law also sought to give the president "leeway to respond to attacks or other emergencies", according to the Council on Foreign Relations. The War Powers Resolution, enacted in 1973, long after American troops began fighting in Vietnam, required the president to consult with Congress before sending US armed forces into combat unless there already had been a declaration of war.

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Opec should be wary of more oil cuts: Goldman Sachs

The end of yet another dismal week for oil was capped by even more dire prognostications for what lies ahead, triggered by the very thing meant to bring about market stability: this weekend's meeting of Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) members and some non-members, to discuss compliance and perhaps a six-month extension of their production cutback initiative.

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Leftist Government Candidate Moreno Claims Victory In Ecuador Presidential Election

Lasso has demanded a recount as supporters took to the streets in protest. "This is shameless fraud, we all know it", said taxi driver Roberto Vera (50) on Monday. The leftist Lenin Moreno was influenced by his father, who named him after Vladimir Lenin, and managed to secure 51.1 percent of the vote. On his Twitter account , Assange took a jab at Lasso's pledge, writing: "I cordially invite Lasso to leave Ecuador within 30 days".

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Gonzaga Denies Cinderella South Carolina, Advances to National Title

Gonzaga players celebrate after the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament against South Carolina, Saturday, April 1, 2017 , in Glendale, Ariz . Not to mention being a No. 7 seed out of a football conference. Carolina failed to score after a few looks and Gonzaga controlled a rebound with under 40 seconds.

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KFC to stop using chickens raised with human antibiotics

Some 70 percent of antibiotics vital for fighting infections in humans are sold for use in meat and dairy production and medical researchers have concerns that overuse of those drugs may diminish their effectiveness in fighting disease in humans.

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Turkey welcomes US Syria strike, urges no-fly zone

The United States launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Syrian military airfield in Ash Sha'irat near Homs late Thursday. Mr Trump said the strikes on Shayrat airbase near Homs, which took place at 4.40am UAE time on Friday, were created to prevent and deter any further use of chemical weapons.

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Amtrak Fixes Penn Station Tracks In Time For The Weekend

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it has canceled 10 Long Island Rail Road trains into Manhattan for this morning's rush hour and terminated four others at stations in Queens. At a press conference Wednesday, NJ Transit Executive Director Steve Santoro blamed Amtrak for Monday's derailment. "We got it wrong". John Porcari added an ominous tone when asked about Gateway's fate if the federal part of the funding is negatively affected by President Donald Trump's recent proposed ...

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Tesla Sets Quarterly Record, Delivers 25000 EVs So Far In 2017

Tesla sold more than 25,000 vehicles in the first quarter, a record that beat analysts' forecasts, the electric carmaker said Sunday. Of that figure, 13,450 were Model S vehicles and 11,550 were Model X vehicles. The Model X is gaining traction in Tesla's quarterly sales numbers. Tesla can ramp up the production and build the vehicle in meaningful volumes, due which it has gained stocks.

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Get up to speed on the probes into Russia, Trump campaign

This back-and-forth history is familiar by now. It is hard to fathom how the demasking of multiple Trump campaign and transition officials was not politically motivated. Yes, there is. On his Fox News show, the formerly bow-tied but still adorable Tucker Carlson is leading a charge that we don't really know that Russian Federation hacked the Democratic National Committee and delivered emails to WikiLeaks that were released at just the right moment to undermine Hillary Clinton's campaign.

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After Uproar, Pepsi Halts Rollout Of Controversial Protest-Themed Ad

According to the source, Jenner has not publicly addressed the fiasco due to an agreement that will not allow her to comment on it without Pepsi's approval. Other's accused the ad of "whitewashing", trivialising issues, and co-opting protest imagery to make a profit. "Even though she had nothing to do with the production and the message of the campaign, she will be blamed for this, since she is the face".

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Syria says U.S. attack killed six, caused extensive damage

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev complained on Friday that US cruise missile strikes on a Syrian airbase were one step away from clashing with the Russian military. And in planning the attack, White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster said, the US was careful to avoid risk to "third country nationals at that airport - I think you read Russians from that".

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Mercedes Pulls 'O'Reilly Factor' Ads, Other Advertisers Tap Dance, Amid Harassment Allegations

The O'Reilly Factor , a cable television news and talk show on Fox News, is losing more advertisers in connection with the sexual harassment allegations against its host Bill O'Reilly. Sanofi also confirmed its advertising removal from the show and said, in a statement, "At Sanofi Consumer Healthcare, decisions about advertising on any given website , network, magazine, or programs are never undertaken as an endorsement or non-endorsement of the host, editorial or entertainment content".

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USA launches cruise missile strike on Syria after chemical weapons attack

Instead military planners drew up a target list that included Assad's chemical weapons units, and the aircraft and artillery that the regime would need to deliver the ordnance. He also said that the administration did not need new approval, as many USA actions in the Middle East in recent years have relied on the 2001 authorization passed after 9/11.

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Dollar falls against yen after USA missile launch in Syria

A U.S. strike carried out on Friday at a Syrian airbase killed four soldiers and destroyed its all facilities, a monitoring group said. Russian Federation and Iran both condemned the American attacks. The Russian Defence Ministry said only 23 of the 59 cruise missiles fired from USA warships hit the target. The United Nations Security Council is scheduled to meet Friday for a briefing on the US strikes.

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Ford Continues Electrification with New Fully Electric, Plug-in Hybrid Models

The Society of Automotive Engineers of China reports that approximately 15% of all passenger vehicle sales in the country will be new energy vehicles by 2025. It comes equipped with a high-performance Lithium-ion 1.4-kilowatt-hour battery, which is smaller and lighter than previous batteries. China appears to a more important market to Ford for plug-in vehicles than the US, which so far has seen a limited presence.

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Nintendo Switch costs $257 to make, won't line Nintendo's pockets suggests report

At this time, it is still unsure if Square Enix will add a Nintendo Switch release for " Kingdom Hearts 3". While Nintendo Switch uses a custom Tegra processor, but it is no way powerful enough to handle the port for a game that was designed for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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Safe-haven assets jump as United States launches missile strike against Syria

In a joint statement, senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham welcomed Trump's actions as sending 'an important message the United States will no longer stand idly by as Assad, aided and abetted by Putin's Russian Federation, slaughters innocent Syrians with chemical weapons and barrel bombs'.

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EU regulators approve Fox plans to buy Sky

Reuters had earlier reported on Friday that the deal would be cleared by the European Union competition enforcer without conditions. Fox, the world's fourth largest entertainment company and the maker of hit TV shows such as The Simpsons and Modern Family, already owns 39.1% of Sky.

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Pence, Republicans wrap late health care meeting

ReasonTVPresident Donald Trump didn't take his first big policy defeat-the failure to pass the American Health Care Act-terribly well, heading to Twitter to complain and blame, particularly the members of the Republican House Freedom Caucus who refused to get behind the legislation.

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United States attacks Syria airforce base

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the military action was not created to overthrow the Assad regime, though the reported use of chemical weapons did "raise questions as to whether there can be any role for Mr. On Wednesday morning, Trump's military advisers said they knew which Syrian air base was used to launch the chemical attack and that they had tracked the Sukhoi-22 jet that carried it out.

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SpaceX conducts historic launch, landing with "used" rocket

Until now, orbital rockets could only be launched into orbit once. This marked historical moment for SpaceX. SpaceX's Falcon 9 first stage is seen after successfully landing on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean in April 2016. This is going to be ultimately a huge revolution in spaceflight. It lists the cost of a Falcon 9 ride at $62 million but has not yet announced a price for flying on a recycled rocket.

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Britain says it fully supports US strikes on Syria

Some 50 Tomahawk missiles were launched from US Navy warships, the USS Porter and USS Ross, in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, striking multiple targets - including the airstrip, aircraft and fuel stations - on the Shayrat Air Base, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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US attacks Syrian military with missiles

The guided-missile destroyer Porter, which launched the missiles, transits the Mediterranean Sea on March 9. The proposed strike would involve launching Tomahawk cruise missiles to overwhelm Russian air defense systems used by the Syrian military.

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Redemption: Late run lifts North Carolina to NCAA title

Shea Rush, a freshman guard for North Carolina, said the team last saw Jordan March 5 at North Carolina's victory against Duke in Chapel Hill, N.C. Rush also mentioned that National Basketball Association rules prohibit Jordan from being around the team but said wouldn't be surprised if Jordan stayed away from University of Phoenix Stadium based on Tar Heel-infused superstition.

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Theresa May lands in Saudi Arabia, forgoing headscarf

The UK and Saudi Arabia are set to agree closer ties in areas including defence, security, intelligence and trade. Saudi Arabia plans to list less than 5 percent of the world's largest oil-producing company on the Saudi exchange and another global exchange, possibly by next year.

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United Kingdom industrial output falls in February

All new work fell by 3.3 per cent in the second month of the year after growing by 0.7 per cent in January, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS). Nonetheless, the drop was in contrast to the expected growth of 0.3 percent. The manufacturing sub-sector also disappointed as manufacturing production dropped by 0.1% m/m in February, following a downwardly revised 1% contraction in January.

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World watches as Trump, Xi meet

In terms of the value of the US dollar, the trade deficit with China has not caused a decline. While Trump would not say what he wants China to do specifically with regard to North Korea, he suggested there was a link between "terrible" trade agreements the USA has made with China and Pyongyang's provocations.

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Trump China Meeting Could Spark Gold Prices Surge

The June contract ended Thursday's session 0.38% higher at $1,253.30 an ounce. Reuters reported that US President Donald Trump said he had ordered missile strikes against a Syrian airfield from which a deadly chemical weapons attack was launched, declaring he acted in America's "national security interest" against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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GST Council to review preparedness at 13th meeting on Friday

Meanwhile, the Central GST (CGST) law has a peak rate at 20% while the State GST (SGST) law has been pegged at a similar rate, which takes the peak rate to 40% coming into force only in financial exigencies. New Delhi :Describing the Goods and Services Tax (GST ) bill as "revolutionary", Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday hoped all the related bills would be passed with consensus in the current budget session of Parliament.

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Syria again rejects claims it was behind chemical attack

Mr Putin defended the Syrian government during a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday. Turkey has said results from those post-mortems show that chemical weapons, possibly sarin, were used. Earlier on Thursday, in an interview with the Yedioth Ahronoth daily, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman accused Syrian President Bashar Assad of being directly responsible for the chemical attack on Tuesday that left scores dead and spurred global outrage and ...

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Rowe Price among advertisers suspending ads on Fox's O'Reilly show

The Times set out the amount paid to five women who claimed the program's host had sexually harassed them. Dr. Wendy Walsh, a psychologist and regular guest on The O'Reilly Factor , alleged that Mr. "We will continue to monitor this situation as we assess our long-term strategy". CNN media reporter Tom Kludt said Monday that he has "reached out to more than 20 " Factor " advertisers and, aside from Mercedes-Benz, most provided vague responses, or indicated that its ads on the program ...


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