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Egyptian voters back constitutional changes giving more power to President Sisi


Reported to us by: REUTERS - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:31 - [CET]
Nearly 90 percent of Egyptian voters in a referendum have approved constitutional changes, the election commission said on Tuesday, in a move that could pave the way for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power until 2030.
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Times Insider: Pressed for Time: When Big News Breaks on the Other Side of the World


Reported to us by: NEW YORK TIMES - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:30 - [CET]
Significant time differences from New York pose all kinds of coverage obstacles for Times editors and correspondents.
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Trump, Twitter CEO chat at White House after fresh attack on social media giant


Reported to us by: CHANNEL NEWS ASIA - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:30 - [CET]
U.S. President Donald Trump met with Twitter Inc's Chief Executive Jack Dorsey on Tuesday, hours after attacking the social media company over his claims it is biased against conservatives.
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The Duggar family’s name for deviled eggs stirs online debate


Reported to us by: FOX NEWS - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:29 - [CET]
The Duggars’ nickname for a classic dish has been giving people a devil of a time online.  
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Pete Buttigieg wins Hollywood Democrat donor backing


Reported to us by: WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:29 - [CET]

WASHINGTON — Pete Buttigieg is suddenly the hottest ticket for Democratic donors in the 2020 presidential contest.

Entertainment moguls are fighting over who will host Hollywood fundraisers for the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Democratic donors are showering him with praise. And he has been repeatedly selling out fundraisers ...

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Britney Spears’ boyfriend Sam Asghari says ‘she’s doing amazing’


Reported to us by: N.Y. POST - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:29 - [CET]
"Nobody needs to worry."
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United States dilutes UN rape-in-war resolution


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:29 - [CET]
References to sexual and reproductive health were removed over US opposition to abortion.
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After-hours buzz: Snap, eBay, Texas Instruments & more


Reported to us by: CNBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:29 - [CET]
See which stocks are posting big moves after the bell.
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Trump, Twitter CEO Discuss 'Health of Public Conversation'


Reported to us by: NBC TECH - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:28 - [CET]


Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Tuesday met with President Donald Trump at the White House where they discussed “the health of the public conversation” on the social media platform and ways to respond to the...
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un departs for Russia by train on Wednesday - KCNA


Reported to us by: REUTERS - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:28 - [CET]
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un departed for Russia on Wednesday morning by private train, state media Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said on Wednesday.
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Kushner Plays Down Russia's Interference in 2016 Election


Reported to us by: US Politics - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:28 - [CET]
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said Tuesday the investigations into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election "had a much harder impact on our democracy" than what Russia actually did. Mere days after Americans read a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the election meddling, Kushner minimized Russia's involvement by describing it as "buying some Facebook ads to try to sow dissent." "Quite frankly, the whole thing's just a big distraction for the country," Kushner, the president's son-in-law, said in a rare public appearance at the Time 100 Summit. Kushner continued: "It's a terrible thing, but I think the investigations and all the speculation that happened for the past two years has had a much harsher impact on democracy than a couple Facebook ads." Mueller's report concluded that the Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election "in sweeping and systematic fashion" and that its efforts were designed to help Trump.    Kushner, in his first comments since the redacted version was released last week, said the Trump campaign spent far more on Facebook ads in a matter of hours than the Russians did over the course of the election. "So if you look at the magnitude of what they did and what they accomplished, I think the ensuing investigations have been way more harmful to our country," said Kushner, who helped lead his father-in-law's upstart campaign.    Kushner was present in the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and campaign chairman Paul Manafort when a Kremlin-connected lawyer offered dirt on rival Hillary Clinton's campaign. But Kushner said he texted an aide to get him out of the meeting because he found it unhelpful.    When asked Tuesday why the Trump campaign did not reject Russian attempts to get close to the campaign, Kushner said, "We didn't know that Russia was doing what they were doing." "The notion of what they were doing didn't even register to us as being impactful," he said. "When the whole notion of the Russian collusion narrative came up, I was the first person to say 'I'm happy to participate with any investigations.' I thought the whole thing was kind of nonsense, to be honest with you." Shortly after Kushner's interview, which was broadcast online, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to praise his son-in-law. "Great interview by Jared," the president wrote. "Nice to have extraordinarily smart people serving our Country!" The FBI warned the Trump campaign in July 2016 that Russia would likely try to infiltrate or influence its election efforts. That month, Trump publicly urged Russia to find some of Clinton's missing emails, a remark he later characterized as a joke. And that October, the U.S. intelligence community released a unanimous statement formally accusing Russia of being behind the hacking of the Democratic National Committee, a conclusion Trump repeatedly challenged. White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said Tuesday the president has denounced Russian involvement "multiple times," though Trump himself has repeatedly cast doubt on the conclusion that Russia was involved and has not publicly warned Moscow against interfering again in 2020. Mueller wrote that the Trump campaign "expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts." But the special counsel said investigators concluded, "While the investigation identified numerous links between individuals with ties to the Russian government and individuals associated with the Trump Campaign, the evidence was not sufficient to support criminal charges." On other topics, Kushner said: * The administration's Middle East peace plan that he's been working on would likely be unveiled after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which ends June 4. * He would make his recommendations for an immigration plan to the president by the end of next week, after which Trump would develop a revamped proposal. * Only "time would tell" if Saudi Arabia's crown prince, Mohammad Bin Salman, with whom he has a close relationship, would change his ways in the aftermath of U.S. intelligence agencies' conclusion that he ordered the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Future of Northwest e-recycler unclear after fraud sentences


Reported to us by: ABC USA HEADLINES - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:27 - [CET]
The future of one of the Northwest's largest electronics recyclers is uncertain after a judge sentenced its two founders to more than two years in prison each for fraud
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Future of Northwest e-recycler unclear after fraud sentences


Reported to us by: Washington Times TECH - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:27 - [CET]

SEATTLE (AP) - The future of one of the Northwest's largest electronics recyclers is uncertain after a judge sentenced its two founders to more than two years in prison each for fraud.

Total Reclaim Inc. recycles electronic waste from government and private organizations in Washington, Oregon and Alaska.

Its owners ...

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Lee Daniels: ‘Just Because It’s Black, Don’t Mean It’s Woke’


Reported to us by: TIME - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:27 - [CET]

Lee Daniels cautioned a younger generation of filmmakers about pushing too hard against Hollywood norms at the TIME 100 Summit in New York on Tuesday, saying, “I think we’re in danger territory right now.”

In an interview with the CNN commentator Van Jones, Daniels, the creator of Empire and the director of films like The Butler and Precious, lamented the attitude shift between him and a younger wave of filmmakers. “Nowadays, the filmmaker of color says, ‘You know what? You’re going to give me $500 million dollars or I’m going to call you racist. You’re going to review that movie, New York Times, or I’m going to call you racist. And you are going to take me to the Academy Awards or I’m going to call you racist,'” he said. “What becomes more important? The messenger or the message? Where is art in this place?”

“I’m a little concerned, because a lot of it is not good,” he said, referring to recent works in television and film. “Just because it’s black don’t mean it’s woke.”

Daniels did not dispute that creators of color face discrimination in Hollywood. He said that when he was a rising filmmaker making movies like Monster’s Ball and The Woodsman, he was routinely ignored and underestimated: “Every studio kept passing. No one in Hollywood wanted to see a movie about a little fat kid that died at the end and an interracial love story.”

But Daniels said that he persevered not by protesting but by focusing on his craft. “A hashtag or an Instagram—that was not my weapon. My weapon was the work.”

He said that his difficult childhood and the hardship he experienced as a gay black man during the AIDS crisis also contributed to his resilience. “When you are young and see your friends shot and die in front of you, when you’ve been to over 200 funerals, when you’re bullied because you’re black and gay, there’s a shield that you put up that’s impenetrable,” he said. “You don’t take no for an answer.”

Daniels recently stepped into the theater world by producing Ain’t No Mo’, which is currently running at the Public Theater in New York; He called it “the most breathtaking thing that I’ve seen, ever.” And he said that he is also producing a gay superhero film called Superbitch. “He does backflips and has a cape and does karate,” he said of the new character. “He’s going to be a hero.”

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US congressional leaders wants Google to answer questions on 'Sensorvault' database


Reported to us by: CHANNEL NEWS ASIA - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:26 - [CET]
The top Democrats and Republicans on the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday wrote Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai raising concerns about reports of a massive database of precise consumer location information on hundreds of millions of consumers known as "Sensorvault."
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Eriksen's late goal secures precious win for Tottenham


Reported to us by: CHANNEL NEWS ASIA - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:26 - [CET]
Christian Eriksen's 88th minute goal finally broke Brighton and Hove Albion's brave resistance to give Tottenham Hotspur a precious 1-0 victory in their quest for a top-four finish in the Premier League on Tuesday.
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Andrea Mitchell to Kirsten Gillibrand: 'White, male candidates' poll better than Democrat women


Reported to us by: WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:26 - [CET]

Andrea Mitchell wants to know why "white, male candidates" are faring so well among the Democrats' 2020 contenders, given their female competition.

The polling performance of former Vice President Joe Biden, along with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders — who gave Hillary Clinton a run for her money in 2016 — ...

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Embassies targeted in hacking campaign mounted with bogus State Department spreadsheet: Report


Reported to us by: Washington Times TECH - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:23 - [CET]

Embassies in Europe have wound up on the receiving end of an ongoing hacking campaign with roots in Russia, a multinational cybersecurity firm warned Monday.

Researchers at Check Point reported becoming aware of a weaponized spreadsheet being emailed to targets described as "government finance authorities and representatives in several embassies ...

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Brazilian court reduces sentence of ex-president da Silva


Reported to us by: WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:22 - [CET]
Brazil’s second highest court is reducing the prison sentence for jailed ex-president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva from 12 years and one month to eight years and 10 months
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Acting DHS chief predicts a lot of progress building southern border wall despite Congressional inaction


Reported to us by: FOX NEWS - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:22 - [CET]
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said Tuesday that his department needed more troops on the southern border, where he expected to leverage a "robust partnership" with the Department of Defense and continue building a barrier blocking unauthorized entry.
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Spain: PM rules out post-election alliance with center-right


Reported to us by: WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:20 - [CET]
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez says he would not consider forming a government with the center-right Citizens party, clearing a major unknown heading into Sunday’s general election
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Brazilian court reduces sentence of ex-president da Silva


Reported to us by: WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:20 - [CET]

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Brazil's second-highest court is reducing the sentence of incarcerated former President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva from 12 years and one month to eight years and 10 months.

The Supreme Court of Justice voted Tuesday on a request by da Silva's lawyers that it annul ...

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Brazilian court reduces sentence of ex-president da Silva


Reported to us by: FOX NEWS - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:20 - [CET]
Brazil's second-highest court is reducing the sentence of incarcerated former President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva from 12 years and one month to eight years and 10 months.
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Bob Corker: Trump primary challenger would be 'good thing for our country'


Reported to us by: POLITICO TOP PICKS - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:19 - [CET]

Former Republican Sen. Bob Corker said Tuesday that the country would benefit from a formidable primary challenger to President Donald Trump.

“You could look at it and say that it would be a good thing for our country should that occur,” Corker said in an interview at the TIME 100 Summit. “If you had a real primary, where you had someone that was really being listened to, and of substance, things that we were talking about — and I could go through a list of them — they would actually be debated in a real way.”

But Corker warned that if Trump faced a less threatening opponent, no one would pay attention. So far, only former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld has mounted a primary challenge against Trump.

The former Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman, who retired earlier this year, was one of the most vocal Republican critics of Trump in the Senate. Trump also repeatedly attacked him on Twitter, at one point calling him “Liddle Bob Corker.” In his interview with TIME, Corker criticized Trump for dividing the country further.

“Typically, to unite people, you have to wish to do so, and I think that currently, the president has not found that to his benefit or to his liking,” Corker said.

When asked about his own political future at the TIME event, Corker replied: “I have no thoughts about future public service. As far as what is next, I truly don’t know. I’m trying to discern that.”


Article originally published on POLITICO Magazine

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Trump and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey meet and talk social media


Reported to us by: NEW YORK POST - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:19 - [CET]
President Trump and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will meet Tuesday to discuss "the health of the public conversation" on the social media site, among other subjects, a report said.
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Trump and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey meet and talk social media


Reported to us by: N.Y. POST - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:19 - [CET]
President Trump and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will meet Tuesday to discuss "the health of the public conversation" on the social media site, among other subjects, a report said.
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EBay Lifts Guidance as Revenue, Number of Buyers Rise


Reported to us by: WALL STREET JOURNAL - US. BUSINESS NEWS - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:19 - [CET]
EBay raised its revenue and profit outlook after posting stronger-than-expected results in its first quarter, sending shares up 5% in after-hours trading.
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Administration misses second deadline on congressional request for Trump’s tax returns


Reported to us by: POLITICO TOP PICKS - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:18 - [CET]

The Trump administration missed a 5 p.m. Tuesday deadline to turn over the president’s tax returns to House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal, intensifying a standoff that will likely wind up in court.


Article originally published on POLITICO Magazine

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White House plans to fight House subpoena of former counsel Donald McGahn for testimony on Mueller report


Reported to us by: WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:18 - [CET]
The Trump administration also plans to oppose other requests from House committees for the testimony of current and former aides, according to two people familiar with the situation.
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Spain: PM rules out post-election alliance with center-right


Reported to us by: FOX NEWS - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:18 - [CET]
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez says he would not consider forming a government with the center-right Citizens party, clearing a major unknown heading into Sunday's general election.
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Looming wave of sex-abuse cases poses threat to Boy Scouts


Reported to us by: ABC USA HEADLINES - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:17 - [CET]
Lawyers across the U.S. are recruiting clients for a potentially crippling new wave of sex-abuse lawsuits against the Boy Scouts
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Conservative group spent $32K in one day against Ocasio-Cortez


Reported to us by: N.Y. POST - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:17 - [CET]
A conservative group with the single aim of unseating Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spent $32,000 on Monday to convince New York City voters that she doesn’t represent their interests. The Stop AOC PAC, started in March by Virginia lawyer Dan Backer, plans to file its expenditure report Wednesday. A draft obtained by The Post shows two...
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Tech firm VMware faces DACA discrimination lawsuit


Reported to us by: Washington Times TECH - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:17 - [CET]

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A participant in the federal program shielding young immigrants from deportation is suing a Silicon Valley company, saying she was denied a job she was qualified for despite being authorized to work in the U.S.

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund sued VMware in ...

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Kendall Jenner is getting into the oral beauty business with Moon


Reported to us by: N.Y. POST - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:17 - [CET]
An official Kendall Jenner Teeth Whitening Pen can now be yours.
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Kendall Jenner is getting into the oral beauty business with Moon


Reported to us by: N.Y. POST - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:17 - [CET]
An official Kendall Jenner Teeth Whitening Pen can now be yours.
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Bodycams were improperly used in Conn. police shooting


Reported to us by: NBC NEWS - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:17 - [CET]
"This is unheard of that we're putting it out so quickly. What's important is transparency and trust," State Police Commissioner James Rovella said.
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Drinking water might help kids limit soda


Reported to us by: CHANNEL NEWS ASIA - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:16 - [CET]
(Reuters Health) - One in five U.S. children and young adults don't drink any water at all on a typical day, and a new study suggests they consume almost twice as many calories from sodas and sugary drinks as young people who do drink water. On any given day, kids who didn't drink water consumed ...
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Long scores fastest Premier League goal but Saints held at Watford


Reported to us by: CHANNEL NEWS ASIA - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:15 - [CET]
Southampton striker Shane Long scored the fastest goal in Premier League history on Tuesday, netting after just seven seconds against Watford at Vicarage Road.
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Billboards above African-American cemetery prompt lawsuit


Reported to us by: ABC USA HEADLINES - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:15 - [CET]
A lawsuit claims that billboards towering over an African-American cemetery in suburban St. Louis desecrate the memory of the people buried there
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Looming wave of sex-abuse cases poses threat to Boy Scouts


Reported to us by: FOX NEWS - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:15 - [CET]
Lawyers across the U.S. are recruiting clients for a potentially crippling new wave of sexual abuse lawsuits against the Boy Scouts.
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House OKs stronger enforcement of domestic abuser gun ban


Reported to us by: WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:15 - [CET]

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The Oregon House moved to close a loophole that allowed domestic abusers to illegally hold on to their firearms.

Lawmakers voted 43-15 for stronger enforcement of a 2015 bill that prohibited those with domestic violence or stalking convictions from owning guns. House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson, ...

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Fugitive turns himself in because he’s sick of living in vacation spot


Reported to us by: NEW YORK POST - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:14 - [CET]
This jailbird chose a cell over Spain’s Canary Islands. The 64-year-old man, who fled an Austrian prison over a decade ago, turned himself in to police over the weekend, saying he was fed up with living in the sunny vacation destination. “Tenerife is not as nice as it used to be,” the man reportedly told...
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Fugitive turns himself in because he’s sick of living in vacation spot


Reported to us by: N.Y. POST - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:14 - [CET]
This jailbird chose a cell over Spain’s Canary Islands. The 64-year-old man, who fled an Austrian prison over a decade ago, turned himself in to police over the weekend, saying he was fed up with living in the sunny vacation destination. “Tenerife is not as nice as it used to be,” the man reportedly told...
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‘Our Pain Is Never Prioritized.’ #MeToo Founder Tarana Burke Says We Must Listen to ‘Untold’ Stories of Minority Women


Reported to us by: TIME - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:14 - [CET]

More than a year after #MeToo exploded and prompted millions of survivors to share their experiences with sexual assault and harassment, Tarana Burke, the activist who founded the movement, said there is “so much more” that needs to be discussed, including the “untold” stories of minority women.

At the inaugural TIME 100 Summit on Tuesday, Burke said much of the focus of the movement has been put on powerful men in Hollywood and the mostly white female celebrities who have accused them of sexual assault and misconduct. But there are tons of voices that have gone unnoticed, including those of indigenous women and minorities, the activist said.

“The women of color, trans women, queer people—our stories get pushed aside and our pain is never prioritized,” said Burke, a survivor of sexual violence. “We don’t talk about indigenous women. Their stories go untold.”

As the movement evolves, Burke also said it’s important to talk about holding decent men accountable when they act inappropriately, even if they are perceived to be an “ally” in other areas.

“What I realized in the last year is that people are OK when you’re talking about the big, scary bad guy,” Burke said, rattling off the names of “big boogymen” public figures who have been accused of sexual misconduct, including Harvey Weinstein and R. Kelly.

“But when we start talking about . . . the good guy who’s an ally to women, who looks out for everybody, who’s a stand-up person, but maybe behaves in a way that is too permissive, then it’s a problem,” she added. “The reality is if we want to really look toward ending sexual violence, we have to examine all of our behavior.”

Burke started the grassroots Me Too movement in 2006 to help sexual assault victims after being sexually assaulted herself. In 2017, TIME named “The Silence Breakers,” those who shared their stories of sexual assault and harassment, as Person of the Year after actor Alyssa Milano helped popularize Burke’s movement with a viral tweet urging every woman who had ever been sexually harassed or assaulted to write “me too” in a social media post.

In just one year, the #MeToo hashtag has been used more than 19 million times on Twitter alone, according to a Pew Research Center analysis.

“You have millions of people walking around, saying my life has been adversely affected by this. We need culture change,” Burke said Tuesday, adding that she’s “hopeful” the movement will make a difference.

“Peoples hearts and minds are changing,” she said. “We can shift culture if we work in unison.”

The TIME 100 Summit spotlights the progress made by the world’s most influential people. The day-long and live-streamed event in New York City is an extension of the annual TIME 100 list. Other panelist speakers at Tuesday’s Summit included former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, White House adviser Jared Kushner, Apple CEO Tim Cook and primatologist Jane Goodall.

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Trump meets with Twitter CEO amid bias complaints


Reported to us by: Washington Times TECH - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:14 - [CET]

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he had a "great meeting" Tuesday with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey after bashing the company profusely earlier in the day.

Trump and some Republicans in Congress have complained that social media giants are biased against Republicans, something the companies have rejected as untrue.

...
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Nielsen's top programs for April 15-21


Reported to us by: ABC ENTERTAINMENT - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:14 - [CET]
A list of the top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings for April 15-21
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Twitter's most famous user and critic meets with CEO Jack Dorsey


Reported to us by: CBS NEWS POLITICS - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:14 - [CET]
President Trump is among the Republicans calling for stricter regulation of the social media company
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Nielsen's top programs for April 15-21


Reported to us by: WT ENTERTAINMENT - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:13 - [CET]

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for April 15-21. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

1. "NCIS," CBS, 11.89 million.

2. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 11.45 million.

3. "Game of Thrones," HBO, 10.29 million.

4. "FBI," CBS, 8.77 million.

5. "60 Minutes," CBS, 8.47 million.

6. "Survivor," CBS, ...

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Preschooler released from school to strangers


Reported to us by: CNN NATIONAL - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:13 - [CET]
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Family of 4 found dead inside home


Reported to us by: CNN NATIONAL - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:13 - [CET]
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Minnesota graduation rates reach historic levels


Reported to us by: CNN NATIONAL - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:13 - [CET]
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Billboards above African-American cemetery prompt lawsuit


Reported to us by: FOX NEWS - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:13 - [CET]
Billboards towering over an African-American cemetery in suburban St. Louis desecrate the memory of the people buried there, a volunteer who tends to the facility claims in a lawsuit seeking their removal.
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CBS acting CEO Ianniello extends contract, board suspends CEO search


Reported to us by: MARKETWATCH - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:13 - [CET]

CBS Corp. said late Tuesday Acting Chief Executive Joseph Ianniello has agreed to extend his role for six more months through Dec. 31, and "as a testament to the accomplishments" by Ianniello, the board has suspended its search for another chief executive officer. "Joe has demonstrated exceptional leadership during this time of unprecedented transition at CBS. He steadied the ship," the company's board said in a statement. Ianniello assumed the acting CEO role in September after being CBS's chief operating office since 2013. Shares of CBS rose 0.4% in the extended session, after ending the regular trading day up 0.5%. According to a report last week, CBS and Viacom Inc. are trying to resume merger talks, and in addition to agreeing to a price the two companies are also hammering out who would be CEO, Ianniello or Viacom CEO Robert Bakish, who has the support of Shari Redstone, whose National Amusements Inc. controls both CBS and Viacom.

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Mexico sends home 15,000 migrants in past month amid Trump pressure


Reported to us by: REUTERS - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:13 - [CET]
Mexico has returned 15,000 migrants in the past month, a senior government official said on Tuesday, pointing to an uptick in deportations in the face of pressure from the U.S. President Donald Trump to stem the flow of people north.
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Magnitude 6.1 quake hits India's Assam region - USGS


Reported to us by: REUTERS - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:12 - [CET]
A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck northeast India's Assam region on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
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Sri Lanka attacks planned, orchestrated by single ‘family cell’: report


Reported to us by: NEW YORK POST - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:12 - [CET]
Two brothers were both suicide bombers in the Sri Lanka massacre — and one of their wives later blew up herself and their two children during a police raid, according to a report.
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Sri Lanka attacks planned, orchestrated by single ‘family cell’: report


Reported to us by: N.Y. POST - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:12 - [CET]
Two brothers were both suicide bombers in the Sri Lanka massacre — and one of their wives later blew up herself and their two children during a police raid, according to a report.
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Senate unanimously passes bill making DNA testing accessible


Reported to us by: WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:12 - [CET]

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - There have been almost 500 exonerations nationally based on DNA evidence of people wrongfully convicted of crimes, but none in Oregon, where the majority of post-conviction motions for DNA testing are denied by Oregon courts.

On Tuesday, the Oregon Senate took a step toward lowering the ...

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Trump meets with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, discusses 'health of public conversation'


Reported to us by: NBC NEWS - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:12 - [CET]
The meeting, which was confirmed by representatives from both the White House and Twitter, focused on "the health of the public conversation."
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Explainer - Can Democrats get hold of the full Mueller report?


Reported to us by: REUTERS - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:11 - [CET]
Congressional Democrats have taken legal action to obtain the full Russia report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, without redactions, as well as other evidence he uncovered in his 22-month investigation but there are obstacles in their way.
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Expert Warns of ‘Debt-Trap’ Ahead of Cambodian PM Visit to China Belt And Road Forum


Reported to us by: RFF RADIO - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:11 - [CET]

Overdependence, coupled with loans and the cost of maintaining infrastructure, could leave Cambodia in a “debt trap” to China, an expert said Tuesday, as Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen prepares to attend a summit in Beijing on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s sweeping Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

China will hold its second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation from April 25-27 to outline the implementation of the BRI, which aims to strengthen infrastructure, trade, and investment links between the Asian superpower and 154 countries and international organizations.

Hun Sen will join nearly 40 other heads of state and 150 global representatives at the event, where he will speak on “boosting connectivity to explore new sources of growth,” according to a statement issued on Monday by Cambodia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Last week, China’s economic planning agency said that the total trade volume between China and BRI nations had exceeded U.S. $6 trillion from 2013 to 2018, and that China has spent U.S. $80 billion in direct foreign investment in these countries.

Critics of the BRI say that China is using investment to push its own political agenda, and that nations involved in the initiative see their sovereignty undermined if they fall into a “debt-trap” that leaves them beholden to Beijing because they are unable to meet regular payments on loans and default.

Speaking to RFA’s Khmer Service, Carlyle A. Thayer, Emeritus Professor at the University of New South Wales, noted that Cambodia is already an estimated U.S. $3 billion in debt to China, and that it stands to take on further debt through the BRI.

“China provides most of overseas development assistance in the form of loans—these must be repaid,” Thayer said.

“In addition, although China finances major infrastructure projects that do contribute to Cambodia’s economic development, recurrent maintenance costs are left to the host country,” he added.

“Overdependence on China, coupled with loan repayments and maintenance costs, could result in Cambodia’s falling into the so-called debt trap … Chinese companies involved in providing infrastructure take possession of the infrastructure. This could hypothetically mean Chinese ownership of Cambodian ports and even airports.”

Under the BRI, China has pledged to invest in Cambodian agriculture, finance, special economic zone development, capacity building, culture and tourism, and environmental protection—though the lion’s share of funding will be set aside for infrastructure projects that include highways, bridges, ports, airports, and high-speed rail.

‘No realistic alternative’

Thayer noted that Cambodia was an early backer of the initiative and said Hun Sen’s attendance at this week’s forum will reaffirm his nation’s support for the BRI, while adding political clout for China’s hosting of the event.

“Beijing expects nothing less and will continue to reward Cambodia by extending diplomatic and political support, continued economic engagement [such as aid, trade and investment], and defense cooperation,” he said.

As Cambodia’s largest trade partner, its most important foreign investor, and a major supplier of development aid, Thayer said the country “has no realistic alternative to dependence on China,” while Beijing benefits from maintaining a regional client it can count on to support its core interests.

Cambodia drew condemnation from Western trade partners and aid donors  after its Supreme Court dissolved the CNRP in November 2017, paving the way for Hun Sen’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) to steamroll a general election in July last year widely seen as unfree and unfair.

China, which offered its full support of Hun Sen’s government following the election, typically offers funding without many of the prerequisites that the U.S. and EU place on donations, such as improvements to human rights and rule of law.

But Thayer said Cambodia’s government had “painted itself in a corner” by targeting its political opposition amid a wider crackdown that also included restrictions on NGOs and the independent media.

Since the election, the U.S. has announced visa bans on individuals seen as limiting democracy in the country, as part of a series of measures aimed at pressuring Cambodia to reverse course. The European Union, which was the second biggest trade partner of Cambodia in 2017, has said it will drop a preferential trade scheme for Cambodian exports based on the country’s election environment.

Comparing ties

Hun Sen’s planned visit to Beijing comes as the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh warned through social media that Cambodia’s relations with China had done little to create jobs in the country, when compared to its partnerships with the U.S.

“China is Cambodia’s largest trade partner, but this relationship is heavily skewed in China’s favor,” the post to the embassy’s Facebook page said.

“About 87 percent of trade are Chinese imports, which do not support jobs or industry in the same way Cambodia’s trade relationship with the United States or EU does. This is just one more way Cambodia has shifted from a more balanced and diverse economic approach to one more dependent on China.”

China’s Embassy responded with a statement accusing the U.S. of “trying to stir things up again with the so-called trade deficit issue,” adding that bilateral relations are “not just about trade.”

The statement noted that China had built nearly 40 highways and bridges for Cambodia and helped to construct every hydropower station in the country, while questioning how the U.S. had contributed.

Cambodian Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith accused the U.S. of releasing “fake news,” as part of a bid to drive Cambodia and China apart.

“We want to build a good relationship with all countries, especially the U.S., but some individuals are trying to destroy this relationship because of their ignorance,” the minister wrote on social media.

Lack of transparency

On Tuesday, Koul Panha, director of local NGO Comfrel, told RFA that Chinese money is negatively impacting the people of Cambodia because of the way it is invested.

“Chinese investment in Cambodia lacks transparency and doesn’t help to promote democracy,” he said, adding that the loans have left Cambodia “under Chinese influence both economically and politically.”

Chinese investment has flowed into Cambodian real estate, agriculture and entertainment—particularly to the port city of Sihanoukville—but Cambodians regularly chafe at what they say are unscrupulous business practices and unbecoming behavior by Chinese residents, and worry that their country is increasingly bending to Beijing’s will.

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Reported by RFA’s Khmer Service. Translated by Samean Yun. Written in English by Joshua Lipes.

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Coffee unicorn: China's Starbucks challenger takes its act to Wall Street


Reported to us by: Sydney Morning Herald - Business - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:11 - [CET]
China's coffee unicorn startup that is challenging Starbucks in the race to dominate China's growing coffee culture, filed for a US initial public offering.
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Trump met with Twitter CEO amid bias complaints


Reported to us by: POLITICO TOP PICKS - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:10 - [CET]

President Donald Trump met with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey at the White House today, hours after he took to Twitter to accuse the company of discriminating against him.

Ahead of the meeting, Trump, a prolific Twitter user, repeated allegations that his favorite social media platform stifles conservative speech, accusing it of playing “political games."

“They don’t treat me well as a Republican. Very discriminatory, hard for people to sign on. Constantly taking people off list,” Trump said in a pair of tweets, adding: “No wonder Congress wants to get involved - and they should. Must be more, and fairer, companies to get out the WORD!”

Those comments echo complaints by a number of Republicans, who've alleged that Twitter and other top tech firms routinely stifle conservative content. The companies deny any political bias.

Trump later tweeted that he had a "Great meeting" with Dorsey, writing, "Lots of subjects discussed regarding their platform, and the world of social media in general. Look forward to keeping an open dialogue!"

Motherboard, which first reported the meeting, said the pair were slated to discuss "the health of the public conversation on Twitter."

Twitter didn't immediately comment.


Article originally published on POLITICO Magazine

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Heart doctors recommend cardiac rehab for cancer patients


Reported to us by: CHANNEL NEWS ASIA - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:10 - [CET]
(Reuters Health) - Cancer patients and survivors are often at high risk of heart disease, so heart and cancer doctors should consider providing cardio-oncology rehabilitation as patients move through their cancer treatment, the American Heart Association (AHA) urges in a new scientific statement ...
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S&P 500 and Nasdaq Closed at Record Highs, Recouping Last Year’s Major Losses


Reported to us by: TIME - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:10 - [CET]

(NEW YORK) — The S&P 500 index is closing at a record high, surpassing the peak it set last September and recouping all the ground it lost in a nosedive late last year.

The Nasdaq index also closed at a record high Tuesday.

The market has risen sharply since bottoming out on Christmas Eve, driven by greater confidence in the economy and reassurances that the Federal Reserve is unlikely to raise interest rates this year.

The gains Tuesday came as big U.S. companies began turning in solid results for the first quarter. Hasbro soared 14.2% and Twitter jumped 15.6%.

The S&P 500 rose 25 points, or 0.9%, to 2,933.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 145 points, or 0.5%, to 26,656. The Nasdaq added 105 points, or 1.3%, to 8,120.

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Nancy Pelosi will meet with Trump to discuss infrastructure plan next week


Reported to us by: CNBC U.S. NEWS - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:10 - [CET]
Pelosi said she is "very optimistic" about finding a bipartisan path to passing both an infrastructure proposal and a measure to cut drug prices.
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Nancy Pelosi will meet with Trump to discuss infrastructure plan next week


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Pelosi said she is "very optimistic" about finding a bipartisan path to passing both an infrastructure proposal and a measure to cut drug prices.
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Strait of Hormuz: The World's Most Important Oil Artery


Reported to us by: Voice of America -Economy - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:09 - [CET]
Iran has said it would block the Strait of Hormuz if it was barred from using the strategic waterway through which about a fifth of oil that is consumed globally passes. The threat from an Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) commander followed a U.S. announcement Monday that it would end exemptions granted last year to eight buyers of Iranian oil and demanding they stop purchases by May 1 or face sanctions.  Oil prices have surged to six-month highs. The Strait of Hormuz, a vital shipping route linking Middle East oil producers to markets in Asia, Europe, North America and beyond, has been at the heart of regional tensions for decades. Iran has made threats to block the waterway in the past, without acting on them. Below is some background about the Strait: What is the Strait of Hormuz? * The waterway separates Iran and Oman, linking the Gulf to the Gulf of Oman and Arabian Sea. * The Strait is 21 miles (33 km) wide at its narrowest point, but the shipping lane is just 2 miles (3 km) wide in either direction. Why does it matter? * The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimated that 18.5 million barrels per day (bpd) of seaborne oil passed through the waterway in 2016. That was about 30 percent of crude and other oil liquids traded by sea in 2016. * About 17.2 million bpd of crude and condensates were estimated to have been shipped through the Strait in 2017 and about 17.4 million bpd in the first half of 2018, according to oil analytics firm Vortexa. * With global oil consumption standing at about 100 million bpd, that means almost a fifth passes through the Strait. * Most crude exported from Saudi Arabia, Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Iraq — all members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries — is shipped through the waterway. * It is also the route used for nearly all the liquefied natural gas (LNG) produced by the world's biggest LNG exporter, Qatar. * During the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, the two sides sought to disrupt each other's oil exports in what was known as the Tanker War. * The U.S. Fifth Fleet, based in Bahrain, is tasked with protecting the commercial ships in the area. * "While the presence of the U.S. Fifth Fleet should ensure that the critical waterway remains open, provocative Iranian military maneuvers are likely in the immediate offing as is a nuclear restart," analysts at bank RBC said on April 22. * Iran agreed to rein in its nuclear program in return for an easing of sanctions under a 2015 deal with the United States and five other global powers. Washington pulled out of the pact in 2018. Western powers fear Iran wants to make nuclear weapons. Tehran denies this. * "All of these geopolitical stories could present a cruel summer scenario for President [Donald] Trump as he seeks to keep oil prices in check," the RBC analysts said. Are there alternative routes for Gulf Oil? * The UAE and Saudi Arabia have sought to find other routes to bypass the Strait, including building more oil pipelines. Have there been incidents in the Strait before? * In July 1988, the U.S. warship Vincennes shot down an Iranian airliner, killing all 290 aboard, in what Washington said was an accident after crew mistook the plane for a fighter. Tehran said it was a deliberate attack. The United States said the Vincennes was in the area to protect neutral vessels against Iranian navy attacks. * In early 2008, the United States said Iranian boats threatened its warships after they approached three U.S. naval ships in the Strait. * In June 2008, the then-Revolutionary Guards commander-in-chief, Mohammad Ali Jafari, said Iran would impose controls on shipping in the Strait if it was attacked. * In July 2010, Japanese oil tanker M Star was attacked in the Strait. A militant group called Abdullah Azzam Brigades, which is linked to al-Qaida, claimed responsibility. * In January 2012, Iran threatened to block the Strait in retaliation for U.S. and European sanctions that targeted its oil revenues in an attempt to stop Tehran's nuclear program. * In May 2015, Iranian ships fired shots at a Singapore-flagged tanker which it said damaged an Iranian oil platform, causing the vessel to flee. It also seized a container ship in the Strait. * In July 2018, President Hassan Rouhani hinted Iran could disrupt oil flows through the Strait in response to U.S. calls to reduce Iran's oil exports to zero. A Revolutionary Guards commander also said Iran would block all exports through the Strait if Iranian exports were stopped.
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Strait of Hormuz: The World's Most Important Oil Artery


Reported to us by: Voice of America -Middle East - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:09 - [CET]
Iran has said it would block the Strait of Hormuz if it was barred from using the strategic waterway through which about a fifth of oil that is consumed globally passes. The threat from an Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) commander followed a U.S. announcement Monday that it would end exemptions granted last year to eight buyers of Iranian oil and demanding they stop purchases by May 1 or face sanctions.  Oil prices have surged to six-month highs. The Strait of Hormuz, a vital shipping route linking Middle East oil producers to markets in Asia, Europe, North America and beyond, has been at the heart of regional tensions for decades. Iran has made threats to block the waterway in the past, without acting on them. Below is some background about the Strait: What is the Strait of Hormuz? * The waterway separates Iran and Oman, linking the Gulf to the Gulf of Oman and Arabian Sea. * The Strait is 21 miles (33 km) wide at its narrowest point, but the shipping lane is just 2 miles (3 km) wide in either direction. Why does it matter? * The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimated that 18.5 million barrels per day (bpd) of seaborne oil passed through the waterway in 2016. That was about 30 percent of crude and other oil liquids traded by sea in 2016. * About 17.2 million bpd of crude and condensates were estimated to have been shipped through the Strait in 2017 and about 17.4 million bpd in the first half of 2018, according to oil analytics firm Vortexa. * With global oil consumption standing at about 100 million bpd, that means almost a fifth passes through the Strait. * Most crude exported from Saudi Arabia, Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Iraq — all members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries — is shipped through the waterway. * It is also the route used for nearly all the liquefied natural gas (LNG) produced by the world's biggest LNG exporter, Qatar. * During the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, the two sides sought to disrupt each other's oil exports in what was known as the Tanker War. * The U.S. Fifth Fleet, based in Bahrain, is tasked with protecting the commercial ships in the area. * "While the presence of the U.S. Fifth Fleet should ensure that the critical waterway remains open, provocative Iranian military maneuvers are likely in the immediate offing as is a nuclear restart," analysts at bank RBC said on April 22. * Iran agreed to rein in its nuclear program in return for an easing of sanctions under a 2015 deal with the United States and five other global powers. Washington pulled out of the pact in 2018. Western powers fear Iran wants to make nuclear weapons. Tehran denies this. * "All of these geopolitical stories could present a cruel summer scenario for President [Donald] Trump as he seeks to keep oil prices in check," the RBC analysts said. Are there alternative routes for Gulf Oil? * The UAE and Saudi Arabia have sought to find other routes to bypass the Strait, including building more oil pipelines. Have there been incidents in the Strait before? * In July 1988, the U.S. warship Vincennes shot down an Iranian airliner, killing all 290 aboard, in what Washington said was an accident after crew mistook the plane for a fighter. Tehran said it was a deliberate attack. The United States said the Vincennes was in the area to protect neutral vessels against Iranian navy attacks. * In early 2008, the United States said Iranian boats threatened its warships after they approached three U.S. naval ships in the Strait. * In June 2008, the then-Revolutionary Guards commander-in-chief, Mohammad Ali Jafari, said Iran would impose controls on shipping in the Strait if it was attacked. * In July 2010, Japanese oil tanker M Star was attacked in the Strait. A militant group called Abdullah Azzam Brigades, which is linked to al-Qaida, claimed responsibility. * In January 2012, Iran threatened to block the Strait in retaliation for U.S. and European sanctions that targeted its oil revenues in an attempt to stop Tehran's nuclear program. * In May 2015, Iranian ships fired shots at a Singapore-flagged tanker which it said damaged an Iranian oil platform, causing the vessel to flee. It also seized a container ship in the Strait. * In July 2018, President Hassan Rouhani hinted Iran could disrupt oil flows through the Strait in response to U.S. calls to reduce Iran's oil exports to zero. A Revolutionary Guards commander also said Iran would block all exports through the Strait if Iranian exports were stopped.
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