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Foreign property investors hit hard in Australian budget
- May 22, 2017

A new levy on Australia's five largest banks was expected to raise about AU$1.5 billion ($1.1 billion) a year. Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen said the opposition would take time to respond to the proposed increase. Employers will pay an annual levy of up to AU$1,800 ($1,322) for every foreign worker they employ on a temporary visa. Spending will be A$34.6 billion (S$35.8 billion) in 2017-18, with plans to lift spending to 2 per cent of gross domestic product by 2020-21. (more...)
United States slaps sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court judges
- May 22, 2017

Large-scale protests, caused by a complex economic situation and the confrontation between the parliament and the government, have been going on in Venezuela since April. The chaotic nationwide protests this year began after the Supreme Court ruled to limit the power of the National Assembly and later reversed their decision due to national and global pressure. (more...)
Braves acquire Matt Adams in trade with Cardinals Braves acquire Matt Adams in trade with Cardinals
- May 22, 2017

He is now playing in Low A ball with the Rome Braves. Adams is hitting.292 with one homer and seven RBIs in 31 games this season. He is 19 years old out of Venezuela. Pham hit three home runs over his first three games back and has 11 RBI in the 12 games he's played in this season. He was assigned to Single-A Peoria. (more...)
Rep. Jason Chaffetz announces resignation from Congress, effective June 30 Rep. Jason Chaffetz announces resignation from Congress, effective June 30
- May 22, 2017

He said last month that he would not seek re-election in 2018 and that he was considering leaving office early. The lawmaker told reporters he plans to stay in Utah and that he is still considering whether to remain involved in politics, NPR reported Thursday . (more...)
Bush photobombs TV reporter at Rangers game Bush photobombs TV reporter at Rangers game
- May 22, 2017

W. used to own the Rangers, much like his family owned the state of Texas. Online, people obsessed over the way he casually crashed the Fox Sports report. My most favorite photo bomb ever! After Jones finished her segment, she walked over to Bush and asked if he had photobombed her, Time reported. (more...)
White House knew sacked adviser was under investigation White House knew sacked adviser was under investigation
- May 22, 2017

Russian officials were so confident that they could use Michael Flynn to influence Donald Trump that they openly bragged about it during the campaign, according to CNN . The conversations took place as U.S. intelligence agencies found evidence that Russian Federation interfered with the United States election to support Trump. (more...)
Trump transition team knew Michael Flynn was under investigation, report says Trump transition team knew Michael Flynn was under investigation, report says
- May 22, 2017

The network cited unnamed sources who said that the Russians saw Flynn as an ally. The Justice Department on Wednesday appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to lead the investigation into allegations that Trump's campaign collaborated with Russian Federation to sway the 2016 election. (more...)
Kushner called Lockheed CEO about $100B Saudi arms deal Kushner called Lockheed CEO about $100B Saudi arms deal
- May 22, 2017

Secondly, and the precursor to this story, the Washington Post are reported that a law enforcement investigation into the alleged possible coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump Presidential campaign have identified a senior White House adviser as a significant person of interest. (more...)
ONE AND ONE AND
- May 21, 2017

And spikes-waves over the temporal region. In 70-80% of cases epileptic seizures may occur. There are no controlled clinical trials that have investigated treatment in LKS. Epilepsy. 2009 Aug; 50 Suppl 7: 55-8. Fayad MN, Choueiri R, Mikati M. Landau-Kleffner syndrome: consistent response to repeated intravenous gamma-globulin doses: a case report. (more...)
Superbug resistant to two last-resort antibiotics found in US for first time
- May 21, 2017

It was tested in 2016 as part of a larger analysis of bacteria from the hospital. For hard-to-treat bacterial infections, the antibiotics colistin and carbapenem are considered the big guns - a last line of defense when Nothing else is working In recent months mcr-1, the gene which confers resistance to colistin, has been found in E. (more...)
Endocrine-Metabolic World Endocrine-Metabolic World
- May 21, 2017

Symptoms: Fatigue, lethargy, mental slowness, dry and rough skin, face and eyes with edematous appearance, cold intolerance, constipation, decreased sweating, paresthesias due to carpal tunnel syndrome, weight gain, thinning and fall Hair loss, bradycardia, menstrual disorders, infertility, brittle and fragmented nails, muscle weakness, cramps, dry and thick tongue, depression, mania and paranoia. (more...)
French president meeting EU chief, to reveal minister picks French president meeting EU chief, to reveal minister picks
- May 21, 2017

Among the 18 ministers, four are affiliated with the left, two belong to the right, two are part of the centrist movement Modem, two other ministers come from Macron's political movement and there's one member from the Green party. Goulard previously worked as an adviser to Romano Prodi when Prodi served as president of the European Commission - the executive arm of the EU. "The main objective of this provisional government of confusion is to blur the French's guide lines during the campaign ... (more...)
Scotland needs choice on independence at end of Brexit: Sturgeon Scotland needs choice on independence at end of Brexit: Sturgeon
- May 21, 2017

It's about how much money we have to spend on schools and hospitals, what money wages and pensions will be paid in, and will determine how families pay the bills. Asked whether she would seek to rejoin EFTA, Sturgeon did not rule out the possibility but did not give a clear answer either. "Thanks to the SNP Government in Scotland, the Bedroom Tax has been fully mitigated, tuition fees have been abolished and hospital auto parking charges have been scrapped". (more...)
US' Mattis says coalition will encircle IS fighters, before starting military campaign US' Mattis says coalition will encircle IS fighters, before starting military campaign
- May 21, 2017

Mattis said from the Philippines to Europe and beyond, while ISIS remained unsafe, they were no longer carrying an air of strength. Dunford said the USA continues to work with Russia on "deconfliction" of their ground forces in Syria and "my impression is the Russians are as enthusiastic as we are". (more...)
Tillerson: Trump Concerned About Moving Embassy to Jerusalem
- May 21, 2017

Trump will arrive in Israel on May 22, when he will visit the Western Wall and meet with President Reuven Rivlin and Netanyahu. But generally, it is hard to overstate the degree to which the career bureaucracy disapproves of moving the USA embassy - and not just in the State Department. (more...)
Trump welcomes Colombia's president to the White House Trump welcomes Colombia's president to the White House
- May 21, 2017

The remarks were Trump's first live, on-camera remarks since Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein tapped Robert Mueller to be a special counsel overseeing the Justice Department's Russian Federation probe. He added that "everybody" says it's "ridiculous" to think he's done anything criminal, denying any collusion between himself and Russian Federation. The decision was made by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who briefed Senators behind closed doors on Thursday. (more...)
James Comey to testify before U.S. Senate intelligence committee James Comey to testify before U.S. Senate intelligence committee
- May 21, 2017

The New York Times and several other outlets reported Tuesday that in February, Trump had urged Comey to end the FBI's investigation into fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. "That's taken off" and "I'm not under investigation". I faced great pressure because of Russian Federation. The news said the documents that included the president's comments were based on notes taken from inside the Oval Office and have been circulated as the official account of the May 10 meeting. (more...)
Syria says US airstrike killed several soldiers near Jordan Syria says US airstrike killed several soldiers near Jordan
- May 21, 2017

Coalition officials initially tried to stem the advance of the Syrian military convoy with a series of warning shots and US aircraft carrying out a low flyover above the convoy in a show of force. Bashar al-Ja'afari, who is also Syria's United Nations ambassador, says the subject was brought up on the government's "own initiative", but insisted that Damascus "will not accept any interference" on the constitution. (more...)
Yemen rebel missile shot down 200km from Saudi capital
- May 21, 2017

This is "in particular in the face of malign Iranian influence and Iranian-related threats which exist on Saudi Arabia's borders on all sides", Tillerson told reporters in Riyadh . He also expressed his hope that Iran puts an end to its ballistic missile testing and "restores the rights of Iranians to freedom of speech, to freedom of organization, so Iranians can live the life they deserve". (more...)
Indiana's unemployment rate declines to 3.6 percent in April
- May 21, 2017

That's the lowest unemployment rate for Colorado since the state began measuring it in 1976, according to a news release. In all, 19 states had unemployment rates lower than the national average. Payrolls this year have expanded similarly to the strong rate recorded since 2011. It was down from 3.8 percent one year ago. "These growth rates are around 2.5 to 3 percent". (more...)
Iran state TV declares Rouhani wins vote for second term
- May 21, 2017

Friday's vote was largely a referendum on Mr Rouhani's more moderate political policies, which paved the way for the landmark 2015 nuclear deal that won Iran relief from some sanctions in exchange for curbs on its nuclear programme. The election was important "for Iran's future role in the region and the world", Rouhani said on Friday after voting. Voting Friday, originally scheduled to end at 6 p.m., was extended to midnight to accommodate a crush of voters, with many standing in line for ... (more...)
Levee breaks, river closure latest fallout from flooding Levee breaks, river closure latest fallout from flooding
- May 21, 2017

Much of Missouri was inundated with up to 12 inches of rain over the weekend. Missouri is not in the clear yet, as flooding concerns are focused on the larger rivers, the Missouri and the MS, according to the National Weather Service. (more...)
Ukip leader Paul Nuttall repeatedly forgets his debating opponent's name Ukip leader Paul Nuttall repeatedly forgets his debating opponent's name
- May 21, 2017

I think she should come along and have a discussion about her manifesto, her plans, and her party's plans for the future for this country. Mr Nuttall got into hot water when he tried to reply, calling Ms Wood Natalie for the second time in the debate. (more...)
Terrified West African girl held as a sex slave in Sydney Terrified West African girl held as a sex slave in Sydney
- May 21, 2017

On Friday, he was arraigned on charges of third degree rape and transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. The girl's parents reported her missing more than a month ago - the same day she left Sydney. The girl has since returned to Australia , AFP confirmed. The raid on Price's house occurred on May 11, the same day Australian authorities alerted U.S. (more...)
Next global cyber-attack likely on Monday
- May 21, 2017

The attack has also hit 150 countries around the world since Friday. The Administration noted that this global attack shows again the unprecedented challenges ahead in terms of Internet security. "As people return to work tomorrow after the weekend, many will have unopened, potentially infected emails in their inboxes, or their systems may already be infected and are waiting to activate". (more...)

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