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Syracuse University fraternity suspended for racist videos

Syracuse University fraternity suspended for racist videos Aside from the frat's suspension, Syracuse University's Department of Public Safety has launched an investigation to identify the individuals involved and to decide on additional disciplinary and legal actions. On Wednesday, students staged a protest outside the chancellor's house and then marched their way to the campus chapel. Student Association President James Franco said , "I think we also... [Full Article...]

Cuba swears in Miguel Diaz-Canel to replace Castro as president

Cuba swears in Miguel Diaz-Canel to replace Castro as president With Castro watching from the audience, Diaz-Canel made clear that he would defer to the man who, along with his brother Fidel, founded and ruled for six decades what has become of one of the world's last communist governments. Although he has advocated fewer restrictions on the press and a greater openness to the internet, he also has a ruthless streak, with harsh words for Cuba's dissidents and ... [Full Article...]

Government reviews the currency circulation in the country

Government reviews the currency circulation in the country RBI , which used to print Rs 500 crore to Rs 2,500 crore worth of 500-rupee notes every day, will now be printing Rs 7,000 to Rs 7,500 crore to meet the rising demand. The Finance Ministry's response came in the wake of reports of cash crunch in several Indian states due to non-availability of currency notes at automated teller machines (ATMs). [Full Article...]

China-US Trade Surplus Up in 1st Quarter, Down in March

China-US Trade Surplus Up in 1st Quarter, Down in March China has staged its largest naval drills ever in the South China Sea amid rising tensions with Taiwan over the disputed territory. He was echoed by Alexander Salitsky of the Moscow-based Institute of World Economy and International Relations, who has remained upbeat about the future of the yuan , pointing to "China's permanent readiness to expand the corridor of the yuan's convertibili... [Full Article...]

Starbucks to close U.S. stores on May 29 for racial bias training

Starbucks to close U.S. stores on May 29 for racial bias training He's talking about this incident in Philadelphia where two black men were arrested last week because they were waiting in the store for a friend, but didn't buy anything. The announcement explains that on May 29, thousands of Starbucks locations won't open to the public because 175,000 of its employees will be receiving bias training. [Full Article...]

Senior army officer: Israel targeting Iran forces in Syria

Senior army officer: Israel targeting Iran forces in Syria Though it is generally thought that the drone was carrying out a reconnaissance mission, the official Israeli Army spokesman told Friedman on Friday that the drone's flight path and Israel's "intelligence and operational analysis of the parts of the Iranian unmanned vehicle" indicated that "the aircraft was carrying explosives" and that its mission was "an act of sabotage in Israeli territory". [Full Article...]

Meghan McCain to Stormy Daniels: 'It Seems Like a Publicity Stunt'

Meghan McCain to Stormy Daniels: 'It Seems Like a Publicity Stunt' For the past few months, Stormy Daniels has been in the news and linked with President Donald Trump as she is dead set on making people believe they had an affair with each other and she was paid off not to say anything. Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen , claimed that he created the non-disclosure agreement and used $130,000 of his personal money as payment to Daniels. [Full Article...]

Barbara Bush Dies at 92

Barbara Bush Dies at 92 On National Healthcare Decision Day Monday, former First Lady Barbara Bush officially announced her decision to no longer seek medical treatment. "I had been a smoker since age 18 and knew I should quit but just never did", she wrote. The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy began during her White House years with the goal of improving the lives of disadvantaged Americans by boost... [Full Article...]

BJP releases 82 more names for Karnataka Assembly polls

BJP releases 82 more names for Karnataka Assembly polls Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who is back in Bengaluru after four-day-long deliberations over candidate selection at Delhi said, "Winnability is the criterion for the selection, while feedback from party workers and district in-charge secretaries too has played a role". [Full Article...]

Barbara Bush battling COPD, congestive heart failure

Barbara Bush battling COPD, congestive heart failure No specific illness was provided but the former first lady suffers from congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease . "They are surrounded by family, but I think the fact that they're together and that he still says, "I love you Barbie" every night is pretty remarkable", she said. [Full Article...]

Mulling more sanctions on Russia: White House

Mulling more sanctions on Russia: White House According to her Steven Mnuchin, US Secretary of the Treasury was to announced them already on Monday. Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Stef Blok on Monday has called for a ceasefire in the Syrian civil war and dismissed calls for further sanctions against Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

China's Weibo backflips on gay content ban amid fierce backlash

China's Weibo backflips on gay content ban amid fierce backlash On Monday, Sina backtracked and said the clean-up would no longer target homosexual content. Starting Friday, Weibo users found a block on hashtags related to "slash" fiction - fan's depictions of steamy same-sex pairs like Thor/Loki or Sherlock/Watson. [Full Article...]

Thompson teachers rally before, after school

Thompson teachers rally before, after school School will not resume in Tulsa until tomorrow. In Oklahoma , teachers staged a walkout beginning April 2, demanding pay raises for themselves and support staff, funding for elective courses, and enough money to replace old, battered textbooks. [Full Article...]

Foxx responds to Speaker Ryan's Retirement announcement

Foxx responds to Speaker Ryan's Retirement announcement Rep. Charlie Dent, a moderate Republican from Pennsylvania who is also retiring, noted the difficulty of Ryan's position. McConnell hailed Ryan on the Senate floor Wednesday after Ryan announced he will be retiring after finishing out his term. [Full Article...]

US Leader held in Turkey for his Christian Beliefs, lawyer says

US Leader held in Turkey for his Christian Beliefs, lawyer says On the contrary, I love Turkey. The government says the purges and detentions aim to remove from state institutions and other parts of society the supporters of Fethullah Gulen , a US-based, self-exiled religious leader blamed by Turkey for the attempted coup. [Full Article...]

Starbucks CEO Apologizes for Controversial Arrests

Starbucks CEO Apologizes for Controversial Arrests Police have not released the names of the men arrested. The friend arrived as the men were being led out in handcuffs by police. Police Commissioner Richard Ross has said previously his officers did nothing wrong and performed only "a service that they were called to do". [Full Article...]

Donald Trump: 'Slimeball' James Comey Worst FBI Director in History

Donald Trump: 'Slimeball' James Comey Worst FBI Director in History Comey acknowledged in congressional testimony a year ago that after he was sacked he helped leak his personal, but unclassified, memos of his conversations with Trump to a reporter. The book also includes strikingly personal jabs at Trump that appear created to irritate the president. The excerpts from Mr Comey's memoir have infuriated the U.S. [Full Article...]

'Bombs won't save lives' in Syria, opposition leader Corbyn tells May

'Bombs won't save lives' in Syria, opposition leader Corbyn tells May Assad and Russian Federation deny using chemical weapons, the trigger for the strikes early on Saturday. Mr Corbyn has said parliament should be consulted before any military action. Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry said taking military action against the Assad regime had been the "wrong thing to do". David Cameron, May's predecessor, lost a parliamentary vote on air strikes against A... [Full Article...]

Netanyahu declares Israel's 'full support' for US-led Syrian strike

Netanyahu declares Israel's 'full support' for US-led Syrian strike The Douma attack killed over 40 people, with hundreds wounded by exposure to chemical agents. "The important global message that came from the attack was zero tolerance for the use of non-conventional weapons", Netanyahu said at the start of a cabinet meeting, describing his discussion with May. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom backs USA military action on Syria

United Kingdom backs USA military action on Syria Russian Federation is a major backer of the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country's civil war, and strongly opposes the US claim that Syrian government forces attacked a rebel-held town near Damascus on Saturday with chemical weapons. [Full Article...]


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