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Suicide Bomb Kills at Least 90, Wounds Over 400 in Afghanistan

“Police spokesperson Basir Mujahid confirmed the Wednesday morning attack was caused by a powerful suicide truck bomb deployed during rush hour” writes Bethan Mckernan for independent.co.uk. German security sources said that an Afghan security guard at the embassy had been killed and several German staff hurt. “The attack took place very close to the German embassy. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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Horrific Kabul Bombing Highlights Stalemate in Longest U.S. War

“U.S.-backed Afghan security forces have been taking heavy casualties as they struggle to contain the insurgency” writes unknown author for usatoday.com. “There could have been cooperation with Afghan security forces or, at a minimum, very detailed planning and coordination,” said Jack Keane, a retired Army general.The violence comes as the White House is weighing a request from military commanders to add more American troops to train and support Afghanistan’s security forces.”President Trump is facing an indefinite protracted war if nothing is done, and if we pull away Afghanistan turns back…

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Here’s how leaving the Paris Climate Agreement would affect the US

“Another repercussion of leaving the Paris Agreement, Sterman says, is potential retaliation from other countries, which could either leave the Paris Agreement as well, or punish the US in some way for leaving the agreement” writes Madeleine Sheehan Perkins for businessinsider.com.au. That would be “bad for businesses” and others hoping to invest in renewable energy, and could spread to other countries’ economies as well.According to John Sterman, a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and senior advisor at ClimateInteractive, leaving the Paris Agreement would create an uncertainty in…

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LeBron James issues powerful response to his house being graffitied with the N-word: ‘Racism will always be a part of the world, a part of America’

“LeBron James on Wednesday issued a powerful response to his home in Los Angeles being vandalised, with the N-word reportedly being spray painted on the front” writes Scott Davis for businessinsider.com.au. At the end of the day, they’re safe and that’s the most important.” “But it just goes to show that racism will always be a part of the world, a part of America.According to reports, police are investigating the incident as a hate crime. Source: businessinsider.com.au Share This:

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How pulling out of the Paris climate change agreement may hurt the US military

“While the Pentagon has explored a roadmap for adapting to climate change since 2014, military and defence officials have faced political obstacles at home” writes Jared Keller for businessinsider.com.au. During the 2016 campaign, a nonpartisan group of American military and defence leaders pleaded with then-candidate Trump to recognise the potential long-term security risks posed by climate change. Source: businessinsider.com.au Share This:

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JPY Daily Review May 31, 2017

JPY Daily Review for May 31, 2017 Tech Targets: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY, AUD/USD, NZD/USD – UOB EUR/USD: Neutral: Immediate downward pressure to 1.1025.In the update yesterday, we were of the view that EUR is about to stage a deeper pull-back towards the major support at 1.1025. The subsequent rebound from a low of 1.1108 took out the strong 1.1190 resistance but eased off quickly from a high of 1.1205. While downward momentum has clearly bee   Revenge Of The NIRPs: A Bullish Outlook For The Euro And The Yen The…

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Talks GOLDMAN Speeches: They Paid Me!

“The Americans can’t just leave the climate protection agreement,” Juncker said” writes Jeva Lange for theweek.com. It would take three to four years after the agreement came into force in November 2016 to leave the agreement.It seems our attempt failed, but the law is the law and it must be obeyed. Not everything which is law and not everything in international agreements is fake news, and we have to comply with it.”.  Source: theweek.com Share This:

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Victims’ families may have to wait further month for funerals

“A Greater Manchester police spokesperson said on Wednesday that formal identification of all 22 victims of the attack on Manchester Arena on 22 May had not yet been completed” writes Frances Perraudin for theguardian.com. The house had been searched by police on Monday and three Malaysian students were detained for questioning before being promptly released. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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White House ‘no longer taking questions on Trump and Russia’

“The White House made the announcement about its new policy on Russia questions just before the House intelligence committee issued subpoenas related to its Russia investigation” writes David Smith for theguardian.com. The White House said on Wednesday it will no longer answer questions about the ongoing investigations into Donald Trump’s alleged links to Russia. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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Tokyo Trading Session Heads Up Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Tokyo opening news digest Trump team: NAFTA talks can start August 16 Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said formal negotiations on NAFTA can begin on August 16.   How Estee Lauder Is Upping Its Digital Game To Appeal To Millennials In order to address the millennial population in North America, Estee Lauder acquired some brands that are popular among the demographic. Further, the company ramped up its digital efforts substantially. In this note we discuss how this will help the company.   Why We Reduced Our Price Estimate For Nike To…

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