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Last rebels to leave Syria’s Homs aboard buses: Official. Homs Governor Talal Barazi told reporters that in the coming hours "al-Waer will be empty of all militants and weapons"

'A lot of money! Big dollars!' and 'Jobs, jobs, jobs!'. Trump team delivers $350 BILLION in new long-term business for U.S. companies as Saudis snap up defense equipment.

US Strike Group Headed by USS Ronald Reagan Begins Patrol in Indo-Asia-Pacific. The US Navy Carrier Strike Group 5, comprising the USS Ronald Reagan, has left Japan for routine patrol in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, the Pacific Fleet said in a press release on Tuesday.

South Korea’s Moon says ‘high possibility’ of conflict with North

Live: Trump faces outcry over reportedly sharing classified information with Russia’s Lavrov

Microsoft Releases ‘Highly Unusual’ Windows XP Patch As Ransomware Attack Spreads

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Americas

Yesterday Puerto Rico kicked off the biggest bankruptcy case in America’s history. Public-sector debts total almost $74bn (around 100% of GNP). The territory’s politicians have made it clear for years that it cannot pay up, but a change in American law was needed to offer an escape route. Working out which of Puerto Rico’s creditors take priority will now bring a protracted legal battle, writes our U S economics editor

Sports

Sweden beat Canada to win ice hockey world title

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Predators vs Ducks game 6 result. Colton Sissons scored a hat-trick leading Nashville to a 6-3 win. The Predators win the series 4-2 and will play in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history.

SPORTS NEWS SATURDAY

Gold medal game - Canada vs Sweden result. Nick Backstrom scored the shootout winner as Sweden beat Canada 2-1 to win the tournament.

MLS: Whitecaps vs Sporting Kansas City result Techera and Tim Parker scored leading Vancouver to a 2-0 win against the top team in the western conference. The Whitecaps have won three of their last four games. Listen to sports at :15 and :45..

Senators find their offence in easy rout of Penguins. Ottawa scores 4 goals in 1st period to take 2-1 series lead

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Features

8 things you have to give up to be successful

No mow grass? No problem: 5 low-maintenance lawn alternatives

In Case You Missed It

The battle over Bunkerville

Looking for a light source

Culture/Lifestyle

3 things self-made millionaire Gary Vaynerchuk says you need to give up to be successful

Celebrity/Entertainment

Roger Moore, best known for his portrayal of British superspy James Bond, passed away Tuesday. Here's what he was doing later in life, and what his family is saying to his fans. Read More

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Royalty

Pippa Middleton, sister of Duchess of Cambridge, marries at almost-royal event. Kate Middleton’s younger sister, hedge fund manager James Matthews announced engagement last July

‘Times have changed’: Why Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle could fit right in with the Royal Family

Noble Dynasty - - AND LINEAGES.

Books/Writers/History

2 books that changed the way Mark Zuckerberg thinks about innovation

New book explores ‘Lagom’ — the Swedish secret to a long life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US

GOP candidate allegedly ‘body slams’ Guardian reoprter

CBO: GOP Health Care Plan Would Leave 23 Million Uninsured

Emergency declared in nuclear-contaminated site in Washington State

Vice President Mike Pence has been kept in the dark about former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn’s alleged wrongdoing, according to a source close to the administration, who cited a potential "pattern" of not informing the vice president

Canada

Procter & Gamble to shut Brockville plant, 480 jobs lost.

Link repaired:Canada’s training plan for UN troops will be a departure from classic peacekeeping

Tribal News

Commission on missing, murdered Indigenous women has become a fortress of bureaucratic incompetence -- Sat, 20 May 2017 05:00:00 EDT -- The commission cranks out sensitive-sounding, culturally appropriate news releases, but doesn’t seem terribly interested in, or very good, at actually speaking to the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women, which is, after all, its main job.

'Something more happened': First Nations question police investigation after 6th river death - First Nations in northern Ontario are pooling their money to hire a private investigator as their frustration with police grows after the death of an Indigenous girl and the disappearance of an Indigenous boy this month in Thunder Bay. Read More


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M.E./Asia

Magnitude5 earthquake rattles central Taiwan

Iranians Vote to Reelect President Rouhani, Reject Hardliner Raisi. Rouhani’s government has slowly expanded social freedoms. Under his stewardship, Iran also signed a pivotal nuclear agreement with world powers.

Africa

Money, access and security main challenges to averting famine in Somalia: experts. ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Prompt humanitarian action has kept drought-ridden Somalia from sliding into famine so far but more resources, better security and increased access to remote areas are needed to bring the country back from the brink, experts said on Tuesday.

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Business/Markets

Low Canadian dollar forces closure of only grocery store in Sumas, Washington

Donald Trump budget cuts could hurt many who voted for him

Trump seeks to slash $3.6 trillion of spending in austere budget. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump wants lawmakers to cut $3.6 trillion in government spending over the next decade, taking aim in an austere budget unveiled on Tuesday at healthcare and fomod assistance programs for the poor while boosting the military.

How does an America with no middle class look like? Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects top two jobs for the next decade will pay roughly $20,000 a year. Approval rating of Congress at 10 percent. In comparison, Americans approved of BP’s handling of the Gulf oil crisis at a 16 percent rate.

Amazon is annihilating so many local retailers that when the SHTF, the local retail infrastructure will be long gone

Trump to propose scrapping beleagered student loan program

Retail bounces back as shoppers defy squeeze

Retail sales staged a surprise revival in April as shoppers shrugged off growing concerns about rising inflation and a slowing economy
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Global stock markets were lower this morning after the next turn in the chaos facing President Donald Trump’s White House. Former FBI Director Bob Mueller was appointed late Wednesday as special counsel to oversee the agency’s Russian investigation (CNBC)

Ford to cut 1400 white-collar jobs in North America and Asia

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Business news

Op-Ed / Comments

Why we pay too much for ‘healthy’ food

Oddly Enough

Toddler Is FedExed 500 Miles Across Country When Parents Can’t Find Any Flights During Snowstorm.

Chicks stolen, then returned to R.I. farm

Images show North Koreans playing volleyball at nuclear test site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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