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Bluster and empty threats: why Trump's China shift could backfire

Bluster and empty threats: why Trump's China shift could backfire In April, the Commerce Department cut off Chinese telecommunications company ZTE Corp. from its American suppliers in response to what Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross called "egregious" violations of US sanctions against doing business in Iran and North Korea. [Full Article...]

Sweden to distribute 'in case of war' leaflets amid security concerns

Sweden to distribute 'in case of war' leaflets amid security concerns The sight of an unidentified submarine in the Stockholm archipelago in the autumn of 2014 exasperated Russian worries, followed by several violations of Swedish airspace by Russian aircraft. "Although Sweden is safer than many other countries, there are still threats to our security and independence", the brochure says. Updates were issued regularly to the general public until 1961, and then t... [Full Article...]

Stoke City Set To Confirm Gary Rowett Appointment On Tuesday

Stoke City Set To Confirm Gary Rowett Appointment On Tuesday Lambert, 48, had 15 games in charge of Stoke but managed to win just two. There's now a clear favourite in the betting to become the next Stoke City manager with reports suggesting the Potters are eyeing up Derby County boss Gary Rowett . [Full Article...]

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe faces new charge of spreading propaganda

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe faces new charge of spreading propaganda In November previous year, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson apologised for telling a Commons committee hearing that Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe had been teaching journalism in Iran - something her family and employer say is incorrect. "It looks like they are just buying time". Asked whether he thought his wife was getting caught up in the worldwide row and was useful to the Iranians, Mr Ratcliffe a... [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy J8 unveiled: dual cameras and large battery on a budget

Samsung Galaxy J8 unveiled: dual cameras and large battery on a budget It has a battery of 3,000mAh capacity. The phone bears a similar design as that of Galaxy S8 . As these are budget phones, they both feature a plastic body. There is a 16MP front camera on the A6 while the Galaxy A6 + has a 24MP selfie camera. Lastly, it packs a 3500mAh battery . Both smartphones have rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and face-unlock feature. [Full Article...]

Here's where Prince George and Princess Charlotte went during the royal wedding

Here's where Prince George and Princess Charlotte went during the royal wedding There have been many royal weddings since then - Fergie and Andrew, Sophie and Edward, Kate and William - but this one feels and looks very different from the rest. Harry , too, wore the frockcoat uniform, which Her Majesty The Queen actually had to grant permission for him to get married in (though, no word on whether she gave approval for his unshaven groom aesthetic ). [Full Article...]

Meghan Markle's half-sister 'injured in vehicle accident'

Meghan Markle's half-sister 'injured in vehicle accident' The boyfriend swung the auto to the side to avoid hitting the other vehicle but crashed into a concrete barrier instead. The boyfriend claims he drove Samantha to the E.R. Samantha appeared on Good Morning Britain today via videolink and Piers was left fuming when she attempted to blame the media for her father Thomas Markle's current predicament. [Full Article...]

Sky and HBO to make documentary about Serial subject Adnan Syed

Sky and HBO to make documentary about Serial subject Adnan Syed After featuring on Serial in 2014, his case has been deemed controversial - with the podcast detailing alleged inconsistencies in the trial. The saga of Adnan Syed, who was convicted of the murder of 18-year old Hae Min Lee in 1999, captivated the nation as the focus Sarah Koenig's inaugural season of Serial , which nevertheless left many questions unanswered about the odd, labyrinthian crime... [Full Article...]

Here's Finally The Real Answer to Yanny Or Laurel

Here's Finally The Real Answer to Yanny Or Laurel It's settled: That viral audio clip that everybody is talking about is actually a recording of the word " laurel ", not the nonsense word " yanny ". The audio clip has captured the attention celebrities, musicians and athletes. Meanwhile, some people are coming up with a possible explanation of why someone hears a particular word. Forget your theories people, this isn't Westworld. [Full Article...]

Yanny or Laurel? For Trump the question is not so simple

Yanny or Laurel? For Trump the question is not so simple Story recorded himself saying "Yanny" and "Laurel" for comparison. Story also added that if you change the pitch of the original recording you can hear both words. A short explanation people's brain's perceive pitch and frequency differently and depending on the person you'll hear a different word. The white house staff having a little bit of fun there. [Full Article...]

Pregnant Broadway Actress Injured In Car Crash Loses Unborn Baby

Pregnant Broadway Actress Injured In Car Crash Loses Unborn Baby After her release, her family said in a statement that her unborn baby appeared unharmed . "This past Friday Ruthie and Jonathan lost their baby, Sophia Rosemary Wong Blumenstein ", attorney Ben Rubinowitz said in a statement to THR . [Full Article...]

Sara Ramirez Won't Return for Arizona's 'Grey's Anatomy' Exit

Sara Ramirez Won't Return for Arizona's 'Grey's Anatomy' Exit Arizona, along with April's ex Jackson ( Jesse Williams ), are witnesses to the impromptu nuptials, during which Robbins gets a text from Callie ( Ramirez ) saying she's excited for Arizona's impending arrival in NY. Will she find love by the end of season 14? She is rushed to Grey-Sloan and Bailey is seemingly left to tend to the patient by herself until an unexpected Teddy shows up at ... [Full Article...]

Lando Calrissian is pansexual, 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' writer says

Lando Calrissian is pansexual, 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' writer says Thandie's character, Val, is a new addition to the plot (we think) and her gown was a welcome addition to the premiere's red carpet. "It would be fun to tell the story of Han and Chewie". There is a ton of buzz regarding Donald Glover's Lando Calrissian role and for good reason. With the subtext of Calrissian's sexuality out there with the reviewers seeing Solo , Huffington Post made ... [Full Article...]

Why Ryan Reynolds won't put daughters into show business

Why Ryan Reynolds won't put daughters into show business While thinking about who they could sign on for the soundtrack , the 41-year-old said he thought about who had the last great ballad for a movie. While chatting with Ryan about the latest superhero comedy, Reynolds gave us some insight on his hilarious trolling relationship with Lively . And while he hasn't committed to a third movie, this is a cash cow, so you know it's probably gonna... [Full Article...]

Ohio Activists Participating In National Relaunch Of Poor People's Campaign

Ohio Activists Participating In National Relaunch Of Poor People's Campaign Most Americans are probably aware of the famous August 28, 1963 March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his immortal "I Have A Dream" speech. "And we're going to come together and take back what's rightfully ours". One woman, confined to a wheelchair, spoke of the discrimination faced by the disabled and another, who grew up as the child of an imprisoned parent, talked about t... [Full Article...]

World Health Organization to ship Ebola vaccine to DR Congo

World Health Organization to ship Ebola vaccine to DR Congo A further 362 people at risk have been identified using contact tracing, said Dr. Ibrahima-Soce Fall, WHO regional emergency director for Africa. W.H.O's director-general Tedros Adhanon Ghebryeyesus has visited the region, where 35 suspected cases have been reported so far, more than half of them fatal. [Full Article...]

Infinity War to become highest grossing film of all time?

Infinity War to become highest grossing film of all time? After amassing $61.8 million in domestic screens and $281.3 million from global markets in its third weekend, the running worldwide total of AIW now stands at a staggering $1.61 billion gross. As some readers have questioned, if the Avengers go back in time and get the Infinity Stones, wouldn't that impact Thanos retrieving the Infinity Stones in Infinity War? Comicbook .com spoke with ... [Full Article...]

Researchers uncover Anne Frank's 'dirty jokes'in her diary

Researchers uncover Anne Frank's 'dirty jokes'in her diary The pages contain four "dirty jokes" and an explanation of sex, contraception and prostitution, the ABC reports, which were covered with gummed pieces of brown paper when the diary was first found - presumably Anne's attempt to hide her risqué writing from her family. [Full Article...]

Lars Von Trier's Trump-inspired horror sparks mass walkout at Cannes

Lars Von Trier's Trump-inspired horror sparks mass walkout at Cannes And while his character has equal interest in killing men and women, it's von Trier's female characters who are slaughtered with the most gusto. Some people, however, reacted more calmly, discussing the merits and flaws of Von Trier's works, commenting on his trademark provocative style. [Full Article...]

Nikki Bella Reacts to John Cena's Candid Admission: 'I'm Speechless'

Nikki Bella Reacts to John Cena's Candid Admission: 'I'm Speechless' She says she's finding herself and wants both herself and Cena to live happily ever after, whether that's separately or together. "Right now I'm just focusing on me", she added. "It's nicer when you're with someone who is understanding because you can keep a really great relationship ". So she thinks it's OK in relationships to take that moment. [Full Article...]


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