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The Independent reports a possible alien ocean may be hiding beneath the surface of Pluto suggesting alien life might be more likely than we thought, scientists believe. New research shows the dwarf planet could be wrapped in a gassy insulating layer, which keeps water trapped beneath its surface liquid, the report said. The study, led by Shunichi Kamata of Hokkaido University, might mean the universe is filled with far more alien oceans than previously realized, the newspaper reported. It also

Avengers' star Scarlett Johansson is now engaged and the world is elated to learn about the ecstatic news. After two years of dating, the actress has finally exchanged rings with her beau Colin Jost and it looks like the two are going to tie the knot very soon too. However, no

General News ABB , the international electrical engineering company, has collaborated with Italian energy aggregator Evolvere to deploy a blockchain jointly developed with blockchain-based platform Prosume. The pilot will enable transparent and secure p2p energy transactions, as well research blockchain’s role in the smart grids market. Bitstamp has launched an investigation after a large BTC sell order caused it to plummet 20% from around $7,800 to $6,250 in less than 30 minutes. The sell order

Article by WN.Com Correspondent Dallas Darling Within the context of a more heightened state of affairs between the U.S. and Iran, American diplomats have just warned commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf face a risk of being “misidentified.” As a result, Iran has reminded the U.S. it should know all about terrorism, especially after shooting down one of its commercial airliners filled with Iranian passengers in 1988. Having already labeled the U.S a “terrorist nation,” Iran

BOSTON (CBS) — A child in New Hampshire has been diagnosed with measles, the N.H. Department of Health and Human Services announced Sunday. While the disease was infectious, the child visited multiple public places. According to

Donning the traditional cap and gown along with bountiful leis and sashes, and uniquely decorated mortarboards, members of Whittier College’s class of 2019 walked across the stage to receive their diplomas earlier today.
Family members, friends, faculty, staff, and members of the Board of Trustees cheered on the nearly 400 graduates.

General News Clearmatics and UBS have been working on a cryptocurrency that would be “linked to real-world currencies and connected to central bank accounts” since 2015. Now, a new Reuters report claims some of the world’s biggest banks are said to be investing around $50 million to build a blockchain-based digital cash settlement system called Fnality. Coinbase is in advanced talks to acquire Xapo for roughly $50 million, beating Fidelity for its signature. Xapo offers a BTC wallet combined

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning returned to jail Thursday, seven days after her release, after she was found in contempt for refusing to testify about WikiLeaks before a grand jury, The Independent reported. In attendance at a Virginia court proceeding, Manning was ordered remanded by the U.S. Marshals Service and was headed to prison, the report said. In addition, she will be fined $500 per day after 30 days, the newspaper reported, which will rise to $1,000 per day after 60 days. Prior to

Nestle has entered exclusive talks to sell its skin health business to a consortium led by EQT Partners for 10.2 billion Swiss francs ($10.1 billion), as the food group shifts its portfolio in response to changing consumer demands. ...

After entering a Caribbean country with approximately 5,000 cannabis plants on a private plane has resulted in the arrest of a Greek billionaire, The Independent reported. First detained on May 7, Alkiviades David was initially arrested by anti-narcotics police at the St. Kitts and Nevis airport, but released, the report said. He was arrested a second time two days later, the newspaper reported. The Independent said David had been charged with possession with intent to supply, possession of

A controversial “OK” hand gesture, linked to white power messaging, has caused an uproar in Europe for the leader of France’s far-right National Rally Marine Le Pen, The Guardian reported Wednesday. Le Pen was in Tallinn, Estonia to meet MPs from the country’s far-right EKRE party, the report said, when she made the controversial hand signal, and a picture was taken and posted on Facebook. Once the picture went viral, Le Pen asked for its removal, The Guardian reported. The meeting between Le

The worst drought in nearly four decades and concern about a food crisis are causing mayhem in North Korea, The Associated Press reported Wednesday. The official Korean Central News Agency said an average 54.4 millimeters (2.1 inches) of rain fell in the reclusive country during the first five months of 2019, the lowest level since 1982, the report said. The drought, the AP reported, is expected to continue through the remainder of the month. In an assessment earlier this month by UN food

If your phone log is anything like mine, the list of incoming scam calls makes it look like you work for the State Department: Sri Lanka, Lithuania, Russia, Bosnia, Benin, Croatia and Sierra Leone.... ...

ISLAMABAD: A vast Chinese-funded infrastructure project in Pakistan has become a major trigger for separatist insurgents, galvanising their movement as they employ new tactics — including suicide attacks — in an escalation that could rattle Beijing, observers say. A deadly weekend attack by gunmen who stormed the luxury Pearl Continental hotel in Gwadar, a port on Pakistan's southern coast, was the latest high-profile assault linked to the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Filipinos voted Monday in midterm elections highlighted by a showdown between President Rodrigo Duterte's allies who aim to dominate the Senate and opposition candidates fighting for checks and balances under a leader they regard as a looming dictator. Nearly 62 million Filipinos have registered to choose among 43,500 candidates vying for about 18,000 congressional and local posts, including 81 governors, 1,634 mayors and more than 13,000 city and town councillors in 81 provinces, in one of

Iran has accused one of its own citizens of spying for Britain and jailed them for ten years. A government official told the Iranian Fars news agency the unidentified person worked for the British Council's Iran desk. "An Iranian who was in charge of Iran desk in the British Council and was cooperating with Britain's intelligence agency... was sentenced to 10 years in prison after clear confessions," Gholamhossein Esmaili, a judiciary spokesman, said. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form

Reuters reported a senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander derisively categorized the U.S. military presence in the Persian Gulf as a serious threat previously, but now says the presence represents a target, a report from the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA) reported. Following reports of “clear indications” of threats from Iran to American forces in the region, the U.S. military has sent forces – including the aircraft carrier the USS Abraham Lincoln and B-52 bombers – to the region.

Article by WN.Com Correspondent Dallas Darling The insidious type of political smear campaign known as swiftboating has once again reared its ugly head. Although it’s the same target, former Secretary of State John Kerry, who some see as a hero of the Vietnam Conflict for exposing war crimes, this time it was raised by President Donald Trump and with Iran. Critics weren’t surprised, however, since they say swiftboating fits his modernized tactics and tweets for a post-truth media climate. They

GANGTOK: Nearly 300 yaks have died due to starvation following heavy snowfall in North Sikkim district since late last year, an official has said. The North Sikkim District Magistrate Raj Yadav

US and Chinese trade negotiators broke off talks late Friday afternoon without reaching an agreement to end a trade conflict that’s been ongoing for more than a year, United Press International reported. The talks, which started Thursday and ended late Friday morning, were marked by charges and counter-charges between the two sides, the report said. U.S. President Donald Trump wrote a string of Twitter messages on Friday saying there was no “rush” for a deal and accused the Chinese side of going

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage had a lot to say about the upcoming European elections starting this month, The Guardian reported Friday. Besides saying Conservative and Labour MPs are “fearful” of the Brexit party winning the most votes and possibly reconsidering a no-deal departure from the European Union, the report said, he also said it is his belief the new party should be represented in the ongoing Brexit talks, if, as polls currently predict, it gets the most votes on May 23. Asked…

A Portland, Ore. man got more than he bargained for when he plotted and attempted to bribe an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent to deport his wife and stepchild, The Independent reported Friday. Antonio Burgos, 48, dealing with a failing marriage and divorce proceedings, approached an ICE agent near the state border with Washington in May 2018, the report said. At that time he offered the agent $3,000 to deport his family from a previous relationship to their home country, El

Multiple media reports – including one from Pyongyang’s official news agency – say following two short-range ballistic missile launches by North Korea this past week, the secretive nation is now preparing for a long-range launch drill as well. Russia Today reports tensions on the Korean Peninsula are on the rise again, especially after the U.S. seized a North Korean cargo ship. The report says following the short-range launches, North Korean leader Kim Jong un approved a long-strike drill as

German swindler Anna Sorokin, who passed herself off as a wealthy heiress to swindle banks, hotels and close friends as she lived a high-society, fantasy life in New York City, was sentenced Thursday to a term of four to 12 years in prison, The South China Morning Post reported. Sorokin, 28, looked despondent as the verdict was announced, pressing her hands to her face and squeezing her eyes shut, trying to hold back tears, the report said. Sorokin, Judge Diane Kiesel said, had…

The recent UN biodiversity report states that overfishing is a bigger threat to the world's ocean than plastic or acidification. Few images have filled me with as much dread as the one in George Monbiot's most recent column. It depicts a grim reaper below the sea, the blade of its scythe a ship floating on the surface. "Stop eating fish. It’s the only way to save the life in our seas," reads the title. Monbiot proceeds to describe the horrific situation that's playing…

Yvan Monreal ’19 is ready to change the world.
In particular, immigration law is as important as it is personal to the political science major. Raised among relatives who had immigrated to this country, Monreal grew up well acquainted with the impacts that immigration laws have on families. That upbringing inspired him to get involved in politics—and as he prepares to graduate from Whittier College, he’s well equipped for it.

Huawei Chief Financial Officer, Meng Wanzhou, is due to appear in court in Vancouver where she was detained in December on a US warrant A senior Chinese telecom executive whose Vancouver arrest on a US warrant triggered a diplomatic row between Ottawa and Beijing was to appear in court Wednesday to fight for her release. Canada's justice department said the court will set the next key dates in an extradition process -- including the start of the formal hearing for Meng Wanzhou, which…

In a recorded conversation reviewed by Reuters, evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr. asked Donald Trump fixer Michael Cohen for a personal favor months before Falwell endorsed Trump. Falwell, president of Liberty University, one of the world’s largest Christian universities, bemoans how someone had received what Cohen described as racy “personal” photographs – the type typically kept “between husband and wife,” Cohen said in the taped conversation, the report said. A source, however, said the

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unscheduled visit to Baghdad Tuesday and met with the Iraqi prime minister and other senior officials after voicing U.S. concern about Iraqi sovereignty because of increasing Iranian activity in the area, Reuters reported. The visit occurs two days after U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton announced the U.S. was deploying the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and its strike group and a bomber task force because of a “credible threat by

Multiple U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the situation say current intelligence shows Iran is likely moving short-range ballistic missiles aboard boats in the Persian Gulf leading the U.S. to move an aircraft carrier strike group and B-52 bombers in the region, CNN reported Tuesday. The movement of the missiles is just one piece of multiple bits of information that lead the U.S. to believe Iran had a capability and intention to launch strikes against U.S. targets, the report said. U.S.

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Russia’s state-owned RIA Novosti news service reported Tuesday Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov plans to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on May 14, Bloomberg reported. Meeting Monday on the sidelines of the Arctic Council meeting in Finland, the pair agreed to resume their discussions, an unidentified Russian Foreign Ministry official told the website. It remains unclear if Pompeo will also meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin

Reuters reports the death sentences for 13 members of a disbanded militant group were upheld Tuesday by Egypt’s top appeals court after the group was convicted of launching attacks on security forces, a judicial source and lawyer said. The 13 militant group members appealed the death sentences to the Court of Cassation after a Cairo criminal court initially ruled against them in 2017, the report said. The Court of Cassation is Egypt’s highest civilian court and its rulings cannot be challenged