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Global Media Vermont to oppose EPA fuel economy rollback
Author: 0 Vermont to oppose EPA fuel economy rollback

As part of his policy of undoing many of his predecessor's environmental moves, President Donald Trump a year ago called for a review of rules submitted by Obama mandating an increase in fuel economy for all domestic vehicles to an average of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.

Global Media Israeli PM suspends deportation plan for African migrants
Author: 0 Israeli PM suspends deportation plan for African migrants

Rwanda and Uganda have said they would not accept those deported against their will. The Prime Minister's Office said in a statement Monday that the original mass deportation plan was canceled "because of legal considerations and political difficulties on behalf of third-party countries".

Global Media Sinclair Broadcasting group has vast influence over local news stations
Author: 0 Sinclair Broadcasting group has vast influence over local news stations

Opponents of the deal say it would give Sinclair too much power over local broadcast markets. "This is extremely risky to our democracy", anchors say over and over in the Deadspin edit. If Sinclair can come down like a ton of bricks on a former Washington bureau chief, just imagine what they're able to do to a local anchor. The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) would need to approve the merger proposal, determining if it adhered to ...

Global Media United Kingdom defense lab says it hasn't IDed source of nerve agent
Author: 0 United Kingdom defense lab says it hasn't IDed source of nerve agent

On what the issue meant for the relationship between Ireland and Russia , Mr Filatov said he did not think it was really "a huge story". "It would be the last war in the history of mankind". Petersburg, while the British Council had to shut down its operations in Russian Federation. It's a breach of diplomatic relations. After that I said that it may lead to nowhere.

Global Media Putin, Erdogan launch construction of Turkey's first nuclear power plant
Author: 0 Putin, Erdogan launch construction of Turkey's first nuclear power plant

Putin and Erdogan - who have both led their post-imperial states out of economic crisis but also into a new era of confrontation with the West - have forged an increasingly close alliance in recent months. Russian Federation and Turkey — along with Iran — are also working together to create "de-escalation zones" to reduce the fighting in Syria and bring the sides of the conflict together to negotiate Syria's future.

Global Media High Impact in First Hours of Railway Strike in France
Author: 0 High Impact in First Hours of Railway Strike in France

At Gare du Nord, Paris's busiest station, platforms were so crowded that some commuters tumbled onto tracks; other stations were plunged into darkness, the lights and ticket machines switched off. Macron wants to transform SNCF, which adds €3 billion to its 47 billion euro debt pile each year, into a profit-maker. The unions say the debt was caused by excessive investment in TGV trains at the expense of everyday connections and accuse Macron of paving the way for privatisation.

Global Media United Nations raises $2 billion in Yemen appeal
Author: 0 United Nations raises $2 billion in Yemen appeal

A Saudi-led, Western-backed coalition has been at war with Iran-allied Shiite rebels known as Houthis for three years in a conflict that has killed more than 10,000 people and left 22.2 million people needing humanitarian aid. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at the end of a pledging conference in Geneva on Tuesday. Guterres called for Yemen's ports to be kept open to humanitarian and commercial cargo, especially food, medicines and fuel.

Global Media North Korea's leader, wife, watch South Korean K-pop's concert
Author: 0 North Korea's leader, wife, watch South Korean K-pop's concert

Members of the South Korean girl band Red Velvet pose after a performance in Pyongyang , North Korea , on Sunday . The South Korean performers were the first musical delegation to visit the neighbouring nation in a decade's time. The Unification Ministry notified the North via the Panmunjom hotline Tuesday that seven interlocutors, all from the Blue House, will attend today's talks on behalf of the South Korean government.

Global Media Israel Cancels Plan To Deport Africans
Author: 0 Israel Cancels Plan To Deport Africans

The new accord would at the same time allow thousands more of the mainly Sudanese and Eritrean migrants to remain in Israel at least temporarily. A previous plan already underway for a mass deportation of some 20,000 migrants to Rwanda had led to legal challenges in Israel , drew criticism overseas and triggered an emotional public debate among Israelis.

Global Media Mordechai: Israel holds two Palestinian bodies
Author: 0 Mordechai: Israel holds two Palestinian bodies

Israel's defence minister says troops acted appropriately by only firing on Palestinian protesters who charged toward Gaza's border with Israel. The military's open-fire policies came under more scrutiny as amateur videos emerged purportedly showing two Palestinians being shot - one killed and one wounded - while not posing any apparent immediate threat to soldiers.

Global Media 'The mass media has declared war on Jeremy Corbyn', says George Galloway
Author: 0 'The mass media has declared war on Jeremy Corbyn', says George Galloway

The move came as Mr Corbyn vowed he would not tolerate any anti-Semitism in the party. Lord Sugar , host of The Apprentice , resigned from the Labour party in 2015 in protest at its stance on business. While Mr Corbyn's opponents were "opportunistically using this issue as a way to undermine his leadership", this did not reduce the need to challenge anti-Semitism, the statement said.

Global Media Spring snowstorm wraps up, leaves up to 5 inches
Author: 0 Spring snowstorm wraps up, leaves up to 5 inches

However, the snowfall will end around noon time, according to the National Weather Service . WHAT.Wet snow expected. "It's not that out of the ordinary to have some snow in April ", Fultz said. Travel advisories were issued on Friday for parts of northwestern North Dakota due to snowy and icy road conditions. Duluth could get 8 inches of snow or more.

Global Media 'Affluenza teen' Ethan Couch prepares to leave jail Monday
Author: 0 'Affluenza teen' Ethan Couch prepares to leave jail Monday

Despite calls for comment from a throng of reporters and photographers, Couch, now 20, was silent Monday morning as he walked from the Tarrant County Courthouse to his attorney's vehicle. "We used to call these people spoiled brats". His family later settled with relatives of all four slain victims. When he returned his probation was being supervised by the juvenile court system, which meant he could only be on probation until his 19th birthday in April 2016.

Global Media Oklahoma Teachers Rally For More Funding, Say Raise Is Not Enough
Author: 0 Oklahoma Teachers Rally For More Funding, Say Raise Is Not Enough

Oklahoma teachers walked off the job on Monday, closing schools statewide, as they became the latest US educators to demand pay raises and more funding for a school system reeling from a decade of budget cuts . Teachers filled the halls of the capitol with shouts of "Vote them out!" and "Enough is enough!" "I think the teachers are fully prepared to go all the way through the school year".

Global Media Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan for first time since attack
Author: 0 Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan for first time since attack

The visit - on which she was accompanied by her father, mother, and two brothers - was kept tightly under wraps. "So much joy seeing my family home, visiting friends and putting my feet on this soil again", she wrote on Twitter . However she has also been met with pockets of intense criticism. "My plan is to return to Pakistan as this is my country". The mountainous region, once a prized tourist destination famed for its pristine scenery, was overrun by the Pakistani Taliban in 2007.

Global Media Singapore's manufacturing PMI rebounds to 53 in March
Author: 0 Singapore's manufacturing PMI rebounds to 53 in March

The Caixin China manufacturing purchasing managers' index dropped to 51.0 in March from 51.6 in February, Caixin Media Co. and research firm Markit said Monday. Malaysia also witnessed its second straight contraction at 49.5, which implies some downside risk to regional manufacturing momentum in the coming months.

Global Media 1146 rebels, families evacuate Douma district in Syria's Eastern Ghouta
Author: 0 1146 rebels, families evacuate Douma district in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

Syria's army had on Saturday vowed to finish off rebels in Douma. Troops have pursued a divide-and-conquer strategy, seizing most of the enclave then breaking up what was left of it into three isolated pockets. After pounding it with air strikes, regime forces have taken back most of the enclave through a combination of ground assaults and Russia-brokered evacuation deals.

Global Media Costa Rica: Quesada wins presidency in vote fought on gay rights
Author: 0 Costa Rica: Quesada wins presidency in vote fought on gay rights

Andrea Rodriguez, who voted in a suburb of San Jose , the capital, expressed what a lot of Costa Ricans apparently felt, saying she backed Carlos Alvarado . "I must unite this country and make it a leading republic in the 21st century", he said, according to the Tico Times . Marriage equality had been a divisive issue in Costa Rica after a January ruling by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights required member countries to allow same-sex marriage.

Global Media Stillwater police fatally shoot man said to be armed, suicidal
Author: 0 Stillwater police fatally shoot man said to be armed, suicidal

The suspect wanted for the murder of a De Leon man has been arrested, according to the De Leon Police Department (DLPD). Two Stillwater police officers fatally shot a man who was described as suicidal Wednesday night, police said. Bolin has been with the Norman Police Department for the last 25 years. "Anytime an officer is placed in a position where he has to take somebody's life it's a stressful situation", Bruegger said.