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Some White House officials were caught off guard when Trump announced on Twitter Monday that he was planning to make the announcement today. Most aides expected him to wait until closer to Saturday, when the May 12 deadline for issuing a waiver landed.
David Goodall, a respected botanist and ecologist, is due to die at the Life Circle clinic in Basel on Thursday, after traveling to Europe from his home town of Perth, Australia earlier this month. The grandfather-of-12 and longtime member of pro-euthanasia group Exit International said his life stopped being enjoyable “five or 10 years ago,” in part because of his failing mobility and eyesight.
German officials are investigating Audi — owned by the Volkswagen Group — on suspicion that it installed illegal emissions software in 6-cylinder diesel engines in its A6 luxury saloons and A7 sporty hatchbacks. The country’s motor vehicle authority has begun a formal investigation, Germany’s Transport Ministry said in a statement emailed to CNN.
Kim met Xi in the northeastern Chinese city of Dalian on Monday and Tuesday, according to China’s foreign ministry. The leaders met in person for the first time during a secret meeting in the Chinese capital of Beijing in late March, which was widely viewed as a sign of warming ties between the two fractious allies.
In withdrawing the US from the Iran nuclear deal, President Donald Trump is taking a huge gamble. And aside from his desire to repudiate everything done by his predecessor, President Barack Obama, it’s really hard to see why he is making this decision, writes Peter Bergen
CNN spoke to five women in the capital, New Delhi, and asked them for their views. Some of their responses have been lightly edited for style and flow. ‘The entire country is pigeonholed into a rape country’ As a woman, do you feel safe in India?
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. The U.S. will not extend waivers on sanctions targeting Iran’s nuclear program, effectively ending its compliance with the 2015 international agreement under which Iran accepted restrictions on its nuclear program in exchange for economic relief.
President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that the U.S. will withdraw from the international nuclear accord with Iran, the landmark 2015 agreement curbing Iran’s nuclear development program in return for sanctions relief. By ending America’s participation in the deal, Trump fulfills a major campaign promise.
The World Health Organization has declared an outbreak of Ebola after the Democratic Republic of the Congo confirmed two cases of the deadly viral hemorrhagic fever. At least 10 more cases are suspected in the northwestern town of Bikoro, Dr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum, the head of the DRC’s National Institute for Biomedical Research, said Tuesday.
I’m the offspring of my father and my mother’s sister. No, it’s not as scandalous as it sounds. At 32 years old, my mom was a two-time cancer survivor, but her eggs, scrambled by chemotherapy, were not. “I was told I’d never have children,” she’d often remark when brushing my hair, marveling at my being.
Scarlett Johansson showed up to the 2018 Met Gala in one of the most talked about ― and controversial ― looks of the night. The “Avengers” actress wore a floral, ombre Marchesa gown made of tulle to the “Heavenly Bodies” -themed event. She was accompanied by her boyfriend, “Saturday Night Live” star Colin Jost.
America’s European allies hold their breath to see if the US president will torpedo the accord.
US First Lady Melania Trump has been caught up in another plagiarism row, following the launch of her new online safety for children campaign on Monday. A booklet put out by Mrs Trump bore a striking resemblance to one published under the Obama administration.
Zambia’s leading university has apologised for telling female students not to visit its library “half-naked” because it would distract men. The University of Zambia said it had no dress code and it would not “tolerate old discredited misogynist views”. A notice put up in the library at the campus in the capital, Lusaka, said: “Modest is the way to go!”
The Met Gala, the benefit event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, is considered the highlight of New York’s social calendar, attracting fashion designers and stars from around the world. It is known for its expensive tickets, exclusive guest list, and extravagant outfits that are based around a different theme each year.
Hip-hop star Dr Dre has lost a long-running trademark dispute against a gynaecologist with a similar name. The case was first lodged in 2015, when Pennsylvania-based gynaecologist Draion M Burch tried to trademark the name Dr Drai. Dr Dre objected, saying the similarity could cause “confusion”, especially as his near-namesake wanted to sell audio books and seminars under the moniker.
Marvel movies are great, but they need more kissing. Sure, they have some – they have the bare minimum – but it’s 2018 and we can do better. Most MCU movies offer but one chaste consolation kiss, often between characters whose romance is contrived at best.
Gmail users have had Smart Reply for over a year, but the mail service is getting even smarter. At the opening keynote of Google’s annual I/O developer conference, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced Smart Compose, an upcoming feature that will finish entire sentences for you as you type.
Video streaming multi-taskers: listen up. Some Android users now have access to picture-in-picture mode on YouTube, according to Android Police. Picture-in-picture is the ability to watch a video in a floating window while still browsing YouTube. Up until this point, the feature has only been available to Android users who subscribe to Red, YouTube’s subscription service.
Venezuela’s currency, the bolívar, has been drastically losing value on the global market ahead of its reform in June. The bolívar has lost so much value that World of Warcraft’s in-game currency is now worth seven times more than it.