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Total and Aramco sign US$5b deal to build Jubail petrochemical complex

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The petrochemical complex will comprise a mixed-feed steam cracker (50% ethane and refinery off-gas) with a capacity of 1.5m tonnes/year of ethylene and related petrochemicals. The cracker will feed other petrochemical and specialty chemical plants representing an overall amount of $4 billion investment by third party investors. Read More »

China's Xi promises to open economy, lower tariffs

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The Chinese leader pledged a "new phase of opening up" and said Cold War and zero-sum mentalities were "out of place", giving his keynote address Tuesday to the Boao Forum for Asia . The White House report last month accused China of forced technology transfer of US companies via requirements for joint-ventures and shareholding shares. Read More »

Packers announce 100 Seasons celebration events

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On Monday, TMZ Sports reported that Davis was arrested Sunday morning after police alleged that the player told a female companion at a Hawaiian Airlines ticket counter, "Did you do not forget to pack the explosives?" Davis, 24, was at the Hawaiian Airlines ticket counter with a female companion to check into their flight to Hawaii. Read More »

Merkel tells Putin not to exclude Ukraine from gas pipeline route

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She insisted that Ukraine relied heavily on income from transit fees. On April 9, Petro Poroshenko offered Germany an alternative to "Nord Stream 2" , claiming that the project is economically inefficient. After Merkel's comments, Russian gas giant Gazprom said that it was possible that the company could retain some transit via Ukraine. He accused Russian Federation of being an "extremely unreliable partner" as a gas supplier, citing state-owned energy firm Gazprom's refusal to pay ... Read More »

Suspects sought in alleged anti-gay attack at Miami Beach Pride Parade

Three other men - one in a blue T-shirt, another wearing a white T-shirt and red shorts, and another wearing a gray T-shirt - dropped what they were holding and punched the alleged victims, including the good Samaritan, authorities said. Police said Chalarca and Lugonov had cuts and bruises on their faces and were treated by paramedics at the scene. "For me, the way we were dressed and everything and we were together, for me it was like, yes, it was a hate crime ", said one of the victims. Read More »

Kathua rape-murder: Chargesheet filed against seven amid protests by lawyers

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Despite massive presence of police, Bar association members protested and stopped Crime Bank officials from entering the court. "It doesn't behoove well for a lawyers' community to come in the way of justice delivery system", Hakim said and welcomed registering of FIR against those lawyers, who obstructed Crime branch sleuths from filing chargesheet against accused in rape and murder case of Asifa. Read More »

National security adviser urged president to cancel trip abroad

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Trump also discussed the incident with French President Emmanuel Macron late on Monday , and both leaders expressed a desire for a "firm response". "The monster who was responsible for these attacks has no conscious", she added. Meanwhile, according to TASS , Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya said on Monday that his country supports the idea of establishing an independent mechanism to probe into what he termed the "alleged chemical attacks in ... Read More »

Today marks 20 years since Good Friday Agreement

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The 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement will be marked in the European Parliament in Brussels tomorrow with an exhibition and keynote address from Sinn Féin's Michelle Gildernew. The accord included the early release of about 500 paramilitary prisoners within two years even though IRA arms had not yet been destroyed. The subject became live on Monday, when frontbench Labour MP Barry Gardiner was reported to have claimed the Irish border issue was being "played ... Read More »

Iran Threatens Israel: Syria Strike 'Will Not Go Unanswered'

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According to Russian Federation, two Israeli warplanes attacked the T-4 base outside the city of Homs early Monday, and fired eight missiles. Syrian media on Tuesday quoted Ali Akbar Velayati, an aide to Iran's supreme leader Ali Khameini, as saying that "the attack on the base in Syria will not remain unanswered". Read More »

Russia Denies Reports About Blocking Signals From US Drones in Syria

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called for an " honest investigation ", but opposed apportioning blame without any proof. Syria on Tuesday invited the international chemical weapons watchdog to send a fact-finding mission to investigate the suspected poison gas attack in a rebel-held town over the weekend. Read More »

Trump's Chief Adviser about Homeland Security Resigns

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The White House has not given a reason for Bossert's departure as the president has pledged to ramp up border security. There was no indication that Bossert planned to resign in recent days. Bossert , President Bush's former deputy national security advisor, oversaw the White House's cybersecurity work, and was considered a key figure in responding to cyber attacks from Russia, Iran and North Korea. Read More »

Flat NAEP scores hide achievement gaps

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Indeed, Vitti said the district is rebuilding using some of the same strategies that "led to some of the highest performance among large urban school districts in Duval, Miami-Dade, and Florida in general". At that time, Alabama was ranked 52nd for fourth-grade math results. Detroit's scores are "not a reflection of our students' talent or potential", Vitti said. Read More »

Impaired driving and other charges laid in 2016 fatal Surrey crash

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The vehicle hit a culvert, causing the auto to overturn. Traffic and Highway Patrol Chief Inspector Phil Brooks said the crash was an example of highly irresponsible behaviour. Saab will face court in May. Velazquez submitted to a breath test, which recorded a her blood-alcohol content at 0.113. Jose Amaya-Rivera was charged with murder as well as drunken driving with a prior DUI offense, and driving with a suspended or revoked license. Read More »

Twitter full of good and bad bots

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They found that of all tweeted links to 23-hundred popular websites, 66-percent were shared most likely by automated bots. Researchers say their findings don't evaluate if links were shared by "good" or "bad" bots. What websites did bots link to the most? This is something that researches at the University of Southern California and Indiana University are grappling with. Read More »

Gwynne -Anti Semitism has no place in the Labour Party

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Gabbay's statement notes the announcement's proximity to Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day , which is being marked on Thursday. "While there are many areas where our respective parties can and will cooperate, we cannot retain relations with you, Leader of Labour Party UK, while you fail to adequately address the anti-Semitism within Labour Party UK". Read More »

"The Selfish Gene" Most Lent Out Science Book by Public Libraries

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Donna Johnson has worked at Mabel Public Library since 1994. "Can you print this out for me?' So it's become more of an information resource building than 'just a library'". Although they don't usually linger on our new bookshelf for very long, there's always something fresh at the library. Cooper, dean of university libraries at W&M, is a strong advocate for dismantling barriers to access to library resources, and sees this partnership as a part of that strategy. Read More »

ACC announces the venues for Asia Cup and Emerging Nations tournament

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The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the ACC will be held in Lahore few days before the Asia Cup and the presidentship of the ACC will be taken over by Bangladesh. The last edition was held in the T20I format as teams wanted to prepare for the World T20, which followed the tournament. The ACC presidentship is shared by the Test playing nations in Asia. Read More »

Duterte demands ouster of embattled chief justice

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Sereno, however, insisted that she could not longer find copies of her SALN because of the 10-year retention period. Sereno, who is now on indefinite leave, earlier said she is ready to face the impeachment proceedings in the Senate anytime soon. Read More »

17 killed after tempo hits barricade on Pune-Satara highway

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Eighteen labourers were killed and several others injured on Tuesday morning when a truck carrying more than 35 workers, including several women, overturned on the Pune-Bengaluru Highway in Satara district of Maharashtra. "They were carrying some sharp and heavy equipment in the truck". The labourers were carrying construction equipment. Furthermore, 20 others were injured and taken to a nearby hospital. Read More »

Butler School Board Meeting Moved

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Loizzo said that the Beaver Dam Unified School District staff pays well over what many other districts do in the state. Haley called the first batch of cuts "Tier One", and the second, "Tier Two". "I made my decision on what is best for me and my family", he said. "The math numbers aren't where they should be", she said. No doubt it was late in the game for the boundary changes to be implemented for next school year, and more time for involving the public would have helped. Read More »

'Mega Man X Legacy Collection' (ALL) Titles Coming In July

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Since the Mega Man Legacy Collection did so well as split volumes, Capcom is repeating the formula with the X Collection . There is also a two-in-one pack that includes both collections and all eight Mega Man X games, which will be available on the PS4 with two discs on a single package. Read More »

Six Dead After Plane Crashes During Takeoff In Arizona

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Witness Versace King told USA media he was helping his father load a truck near the airport when he noticed a small, single-engine aircraft take off. The course, which hosts the annual Phoenix Open tournament, is a few hundred feet from the airport's northern tip. Read More »

Four Iranian fighters killed in air strike on Syrian air base

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Iran may increase its attempts to strike at Israel via the Golan Heights using Hizbullah and Shiite proxies from the "Foreign Legion" that it established in Syria . Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the strike on the T-4 base was a risky development. Three Iranians were killed in an air strike on a Syrian air base near Homs on Sunday, Iran's Fars news agency said, as Syria and its main ally Russian Federation blamed Israel for carrying out the attack. Read More »

Flint residents push against Michigan's announcement to stop sending bottle water

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Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said she only heard about the discontinuation of the free water bottle program moments before it was announced . Yet some locals aren't convinced their taps are safe. Rick Snyder. "They still, for the most part, use the bottled water for the major aspects of their lives". "We did not cause the manmade water disaster", Mayor Weaver said. Read More »

Federal agents raid office of Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen

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Two sources close to the White House told NBC News that Trump is furious and stewing over what is being perceived as Mueller forcing a provocative confrontation over the raid on Cohen's offices. Mueller is examining possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Moscow, allegations of corrupt behaviour by Trump campaign lieutenants, and of White House efforts to obstruct the investigation. Read More »

This is why Equal Pay Day falls on April 10 this year

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In higher-wage occupations, such as lawyers, engineers, and physicians, women make 75 cents for every dollar paid to men in the same occupations. The Mississippi Women's Economic Security Initiative aims to close the gender pay gap in the state. Read More »

Bevin Says He'll Veto Budget, Tax Reform Bills

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He said he wanted to work with lawmakers "to make sure we come up with a smart, thoughtful, balanced approach to moving forward on both of those fronts". That announcement came during a news conference on Monday morning at the Capitol. Sen. Joe Bowen, an Owensboro Republican, said "there were components of the revenue bill I didn't like as well", although he did vote for the bill. Read More »

Russian shares sell off amid sanctions fears

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Despite the turbulence at some of Russia's biggest-name companies, there may be little wider impact on the Russian economy and growth rates because Russia has already adapted to previous rounds of global sanctions, said Oleg Kouzmin, the Moscow-based chief economist for Russia and ex-Soviet states at Renaissance Capital. Read More »