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World News European Commission upgrades eurozone growth forecasts
Author: 0 European Commission upgrades eurozone growth forecasts

The Commission also expects a strong inflation growth . "Consumer spending and construction investment are forecast to drive GDP growth in the short term". "Unemployment and deficits continue to fall and investment is at last rising in a meaningful way". The pickup in global economic growth during 2017, along with some signs wages may be set to rise more quickly this year, have made investors worry that central banks will raise their interest rates more sharply than expected to ...

World News Supreme Court grants partial stay in North Carolina redistricting case
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Pricey Harrison (D-Greensboro), John Faircloth (R-High Point) and John Blust (R-Greensboro). An unfinished budget, after all, is not the sort of credential that incumbents want to present to voters in the fall. "Finally, after years of litigation, North Carolinians will be able to elect their state legislators from districts that do not discriminate against voters based on their race", said Allison Riggs, the lead attorney for the voters.

World News Cornell fraternity under fire for 'pig roast' sex contest
Author: 0 Cornell fraternity under fire for 'pig roast' sex contest

If there was a tie at the end of the game, the victory went to whoever had slept with the heaviest woman. It expresses their compliance with the requirements detailed by Cornell's Fraternity and Sorority Review Board and indicates that a "full membership review" will be conducted, which may result in the expulsion of ZBT Brothers.

World News Aunt of boy who died in pond calls for more safety measures
Author: 0 Aunt of boy who died in pond calls for more safety measures

The Fire Department of NY has urged parents and youngsters to be extra careful around frozen ice. Firefighters quickly responded to the call and had to break the ice to pull Perez out of the water. In a statement , FDNY Division 13 Deputy Chief George Healy wrote: "Two members of Ladder 142, and one member from Engine 294 entered the water, and were able to rapidly locate a child that was submerged under the water".

World News House Democratic leader does not back budget caps deal: statement
Author: 0 House Democratic leader does not back budget caps deal: statement

Yet, Republicans and Democrats in the House threatened to hold it up even if it gets bipartisan support in the Senate. "What's wrong? There's something wrong with this picture", Pelosi said . Maxine Waters, D-Calif., Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and Jamie Raskin, D-Md. And she kept speaking. On the other side of the chamber sat only Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, and two aides, seemingly waiting to seize the floor and begin debate on a home mortgage bill scheduled to be voted on later Wednesday.

World News New stamps to mark anniversary of women's right to vote
Author: 0 New stamps to mark anniversary of women's right to vote

The Fawcett Society, which campaigns for equal rights for women, said inequality continues, with men still outnumbering women in Parliament as well as in positions of power in business, and continuing pay gaps between the sexes. This deprived a large number of troops, who had been serving overseas in the war, the right to vote. The act became law after receiving Royal Assent on 6 February 1918 and saw the size of the electorate triple from 7.7 million to 21.4 million.

World News Tillerson, Pence: Meeting with North Koreans Is Not Ruled Out
Author: 0 Tillerson, Pence: Meeting with North Koreans Is Not Ruled Out

The North's disclosure of its full delegation occurred after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson did not rule out the potential for some degree of interaction between North Korean and US representatives during the Games. South Korea is deciding whether to accept North Korea's request that it provide fuel for the ferry that transported the artists. To avoid offending Japan at the Games, a South Korean figure skating pair chose to change the lyrics of a popular Korean folk ballad that ...

World News Trudeau really corrects girl to say 'peoplekind' as a substitute of 'mankind'
Author: 0 Trudeau really corrects girl to say 'peoplekind' as a substitute of 'mankind'

Once he heard that, Trudeau was quick to interject. Trudeau then cut her off, saying: 'We like to say peoplekind, not necessarily mankind, because it's more inclusive'. In the Oxford Dictionary, this is the definition of mankind : "Human beings considered collectively; the human race". On Wednesday, Trudeau backtracked on his now controversial comment , which seemed to be an off-the-cuff remark.

World News Air India wants to fly over Saudi Arabia on planned Israel route
Author: 0 Air India wants to fly over Saudi Arabia on planned Israel route

El Al is now the only carrier that flies directly to India from Ben-Gurion International Airport to Mumbai. India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj is now on a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia. "It is a onetime grant for an airline opening a new direct route into Tel Aviv from a destination that has potential for incoming tourism", she said.

World News Trump breaks his silence on market chaos
Author: 0 Trump breaks his silence on market chaos

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by almost 666 points, or around 2.5 percent, Friday. Wall Street's darkest day since 2011 put the president in a tough spot because he took so much credit for the market's big gains after he was elected.

Author: 0 Senate Leaders Announce 2-Year Budget Deal

The agreement, announced by the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives, would lift caps on defense funding and some domestic spending. "The budget deal doesn't have everything Democrats want, it doesn't have everything Republicans want, but it has a great deal of what the American people want".

Author: 0 Sharp enhance in stories of sexual assault at elite US Military academy

It said it has sent assessment teams to the academies, including the U.S. Naval and Air Force academies, to expand and develop prevention programs with faculty staff. "We are absolutely committed to making the Academies safe", Robert Wilkie, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness said in a release.

World News Mattis on Two-Year Budget Deal: 'We Will Spend the Money Wisely'
Author: 0 Mattis on Two-Year Budget Deal: 'We Will Spend the Money Wisely'

The focus on diplomacy was clearly demonstrated by the UN Security Council's unanimous adoption of three sanctions resolutions against Pyongyang previous year, he added. "It paralyzes everything that we do", other than ships at sea. Further, infrastructure projects and programs to fight opioid abuse would also receive funding.

World News Openly gay US Olympian rejects Pence meeting
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Pence was reportedly upset by Rippon's comments. "I'm not buying it", Rippon told USA Today . Vice President Mike Pence is slated to lead the official USA delegation at the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony, and the decision to have Pence lead the customary procession has been met with some criticism.

World News Lebanon intensifies protests against Israeli border wall
Author: 0 Lebanon intensifies protests against Israeli border wall

Israel has been building the obstacle - made up of a collection of berms, cliffs and concrete barriers - for a long time, but it has only now angered Beirut. The two countries have an unresolved maritime border dispute over a triangular area of sea of around 860sqkm. The Defense Council is mandated with setting - and implementing - Lebanon's national defense policy.

World News Deputy involved shooting closes portion of I-95
Author: 0 Deputy involved shooting closes portion of I-95

The wounded man survived. A man killed a woman, stole her vehicle and led deputies on a wrong-way chase on a Florida interstate, causing a crash before he was shot by sheriff's deputies. "A white male suspect shot a white female, put her in a vehicle and fled the scene", Sheriff Ric Bradshaw told reporters. The trooper and deputy were not named.

World News Black Lives Matter chief shot lifeless
Author: 0 Black Lives Matter chief shot lifeless

Moye was arrested last February after he was caught on live TV grabbing a Confederate flag in protest. His body was found on a largely residential street, in front of an auto fix shop. According to a 2015 New Yorker profile, D'Baha's mother is Baha'i, while his father is a Muslim and the family moved to SC from Poughkeepsie, New York when d'Baha was thirteen.

World News Russians appeal to CAS seeking Olympic spots
Author: 0 Russians appeal to CAS seeking Olympic spots

Earlier in the day, the IOC Invitation Review Panel declined the request to invite 15 Russian athletes and coaches to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea's Pyeongchang , despite the ruling of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) annulling IOC Disciplinary Commission's Olympic ban of 28 Russian athletes.

World News Meet Lucas! The First Gerber Spokesbaby with Down Syndrome
Author: 0 Meet Lucas! The First Gerber Spokesbaby with Down Syndrome

Gerber spokeswoman Kristin Wooten says "we choose the baby who exemplifies Gerber's longstanding heritage of recognizing that every baby is a Gerber baby , and Lucas is a ideal fit". "I hope it shines light into the special needs community showing that they are just like you and me", Cortney said. The big prize comes with $50,000, which the Warrens say they will put toward Lucas's education.

World News Analyst Buzz: General Motors Company (GM)
Author: 0 Analyst Buzz: General Motors Company (GM)

It closed at $46.47 lastly. The shares outstanding for General Motors Company is levered at *. It has underperformed by 20.81% the S&P500. The EPS growth for the next five years accounts to *. portfolio. Northern Trust Corporation reported 0.16% in General Motors Company (NYSE:GM). The ROIC Quality of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) is 5.278401.

World News France Hits Out at Poland's 'Ill Advised' Holocaust Law
Author: 0 France Hits Out at Poland's 'Ill Advised' Holocaust Law

The law will ban accusations that Poles were complicit in Nazi crimes committed in the country. Duda said he would also ask the Constitutional Tribunal for a number of clarifications about the bill . "One can not change history, and the Holocaust can not be denied", Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement last week . Bennett's office said in a release that the Polish government cancelled the visit following Bennett's remarks, and said Bennett was "honored" by the ...

World News Deadpool 2 Trailer Introduces Cable
Author: 0 Deadpool 2 Trailer Introduces Cable

He brings up how the film removed Henry Cavill's mustache . While Deadpool is waiting for those bums in the visual effects department to work their magic, he uses the magic of imagination and some action figures to act out the first meeting between the star-crossed haters.

World News Answer Questions, Don't Make Allegations In Parliament: Rahul Gandhi To Modi
Author: 0 Answer Questions, Don't Make Allegations In Parliament: Rahul Gandhi To Modi

The Motion of Thanks to the President's address has been witnessing vast drama. Having said that, the PM also went on to cite the Congress party's recent internal elections as an example of what he claimed is the lack of democracy in the grand old party - a malady ailing nearly every India political party, including the BJP where the leader going to be "elected" as chief is decided by RSS and is known beforehand.

World News Televangelist: Don't get flu shot, inject word of God instead
Author: 0 Televangelist: Don't get flu shot, inject word of God instead

The flu is NOT a season we have here because Jesus has borne ALL our sickness on the cross. "He redeemed us from the curse of flu, and we receive it and we take it, and we are healed by his stripes". This science suggests that perhaps inoculating yourself with words, even God's own, may not be enough. Gloria Copeland is the wife of the controversial Pastor Kenneth Copeland .

World News Former US Olympic Coach Under Criminal Investigation Amid Larry Nassar Scandal
Author: 0 Former US Olympic Coach Under Criminal Investigation Amid Larry Nassar Scandal

Michigan State University Interim President John Engler is expressing disappointment after state authorities investigating the school's handling of Larry Nassar executed search warrants on campus as TV cameras were filming. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, called on the chief executive of the Olympic Committee, Scott Blackmun, to resign after news reports said he was aware of allegations as far back as 2015.

Author: 0 Goodwin: FBI Memo Proves the 'Deep State' Is Real

The Democratic response was the same: "Of course, not at all ", said the House committee's top Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff of California. The memo revealed that the origins of the warrant to spy on Trump adviser Carter Page was a dossier funded by Hillary Clinton's campaign through the Democratic National Committee.

World News Fatigue from undiagnosed sleep apnea caused Brooklyn and NJ train accidents
Author: 0 Fatigue from undiagnosed sleep apnea caused Brooklyn and NJ train accidents

The National Transportation Safety Board held its final hearing on the Hoboken crash and a similar Long Island Rail Road wreck in Brooklyn in January 2017. His most recent required sleep-apnea form could also not be located. It determined he was incapacitated by undiagnosed severe obstructive sleep apnea, a sleeping disorder that causes fatigue.