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Arkansas executed its fourth inmate in eight days Thursday night, wrapping up an accelerated schedule with a lethal injection that left the prisoner lurching and convulsing 20 times before he died. Kenneth Williams, 38, was pronounced dead at 11:05 p.m., 13 minutes after the execution began at the Cummins Unit prison at Varner. An Associated Press reporter who witnessed the lethal injection said Williams' body jerked 15 times in quick succession, then the rate slowed for a final five movements.
A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the third test-fire flop just this month but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. supercarrier conducts drills in nearby waters. North Korean ballistic missile tests are banned by the United Nations because they're seen as part of the North's push for a nuclear-tipped missile that can strike the U.S. mainland. The latest test came as U.S. officials pivoted from a hard line to diplomacy at the U.N. in an effort to address what may be Washington's most pressing foreign policy challenge.
First, Donald Trump threatened to rip up NAFTA. "A negotiating ploy," said Gary Hufbauer of the Peterson Institute, a top U.S. expert on the North American Free Trade Agreement. It's basic negotiation theory. It involves the concept that negotiating clout stems from the power to walk away. That power belongs to parties who don't fear the WATNA — the acronym for Worst Alternative To A Negotiated Agreement.
Translators play a vital role in saving the world's languages, their work allowing 6,000 to 7,000 spoken tongues to exist, and 3,000 rare dialects to survive. "Without translation, there is no history of mankind," says linguist Astrid Guillaume, of the Sorbonne University in Paris. "We know histories and cultures of the world only by way of translations," she adds.
China is closely following France's presidential election, but web users appear less interested in the politics than the unusual marriage between moderate candidate Emmanuel Macron and his former teacher. Comparisons with the characters of a popular Chinese television drama called "In the Name of the People" -- which also happens to be the slogan of French far-right candidate Marine Le Pen -- have flooded China's Twitter-like Weibo. Posts using a hashtag about the French politician's much-discussed marriage -- which translates into English as "Marrying his teacher 24 years his senior" -- have been viewed more than nine million times on the social media site.
By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - They will not be drawing swords like their predecessors did 1,000 years ago, but battle lines have been drawn between conservatives and reformers in the Knights of Malta, the Catholic chivalric order and global charity. Its former leader, Briton Matthew Festing, has returned to Rome for a decisive boardroom confrontation over its future this Saturday, defying a request to stay away by a representative of Pope Francis, who ordered his resignation in January. Festing will be among 56 men who will vote on the leadership of an organization with a budget of billions of dollars and 13,000 members, 80,000 volunteers and 20,000 paid medical staff running refugee camps, drug treatment centers, disaster relief programs and clinics around the world.
The Whitecap Dakota First Nation in Saskatchewan took a major step toward self-government on Thursday. The First Nation, located 26 kilometres south of Saskatoon and with a membership of 616 people, signed an agreement-in-principle with the federal government. This stage of paperwork is the second of four steps leading to self-government, according to the federal government.
Sharp Corp on Friday reported a narrower annual loss for the year ended in March, as a cost-cutting drive by Taiwanese owner Foxconn started to show results. The liquid crystal display manufacturer booked an annual net loss of 24.9 billion yen ($224.04 million), much less than the 255.97 billion loss the previous year. The results beat expectations for a 28.4 billion yen loss forecast by an average of nine analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters.
Indian superstar Shah Rukh Khan charmed a TED Conference crowd Thursday, sharing his life and playfully portraying himself as an aging movie star grappling with the changes around him. Khan's talk on the TED stage came just months before a version of the big-idea-sharing event makes a television debut in India, where he will play the role of curator Chris Anderson. In a rare display, scores of fans staked out the convention center where TED was taking place, some of them pressing against windows to watch Kahn's appearance being streamed to television screens.
(Reuters) - One97 Communications, owner of electronics payments provider Paytm, is set to raise more than 120 billion rupees ($1.87 billion) from Japan's SoftBank Group , the Economic Times reported on Friday citing sources. The deal will value Noida-based One97 at about $9 billion and provide a 20 percent stake to SoftBank, the report said. (http://bit.ly/2pnWH8l) Moreover, One97 plans to earmark nearly $1 billion to expand its payments business into high growth areas like lending and insurance, the report added. SoftBank declined to comment. Paytm was not immediately reachable for comment. ...
Nicotine addicts in Bosnia are warned three times on their cigarette packets that "Pusenje ubija" ("Smoking kills") -- but this isn't an attempt to hammer home the health message. The warning is printed in each of Bosnia's three official languages, Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian, even though the words are the same in each case, albeit one written using a different but widely known alphabet. A group of intellectuals from Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia drew up a declaration in late March claiming they speak a "common language" in the four ex-Yugoslav republics.
Work on the Trans-Canada Highway extension in Cornwall, P.E.I., will pick up again on Monday, with traffic delays expected until mid-to-late July. Darrell Evans, the assistant director of capital projects with the province, said people should aim to give themselves an extra 10 minutes of travel time for the first few weeks of construction, and 15 to 20 minutes in the following weeks.
A founding member of Jefferson Starship filed a lawsuit Thursday to stop some of his former bandmates from using the band's name for upcoming performances and merchandise. Guitarist Craig Chaquico is asking a judge to prevent a new iteration of Jefferson Starship from using the name in the federal lawsuit filed in San Francisco. The lawsuit said the band's members agreed to retire the Jefferson Starship name in 1985 after founding member Paul Kantner left the group.
Two Winnipeg police officers were sent to hospital after their cruiser was slammed into by a car at a North End intersection. "I was watching TV and all I heard was a big boom!" said Walter Johnson, who lives near where the crash happened. The car that hit the police cruiser was in a high speed chase, trying to outrun another cruiser at the time, according to police spokesperson Const.
Tricia Smith has just been acclaimed as Canada's Olympic leader for the foreseeable future. As worldwide cynicism grows and the integrity of the Games is increasingly called into question, Smith's task will be to restore faith in not only the Canadian Olympic team, but also to help forge a process by which the international Olympic movement reclaims some measure of credibility.
In the municipality of Two Borders, in the southwestern corner of Manitoba, Reeve Debbie McMechan estimated that the carnage of this spring's flooding could top $4 million, as the municipality grapples with washed-out roads, damaged culverts and other destruction caused by the high water. "This was as bad as 2011 for us for sure," she said, referring to the scale of damage in the municipality. "It's pretty demoralizing," McMechan added when asked to describe surveying the damage at flood sites.
Brad Ross, spokesperson for the TTC, said Friday that means service is normal on all bus routes. Ross said 125 articulated buses have been updated. Morning service requires that number of buses for service to be normal.
Just as the weather gets warmer and people are spending more time outside, Sharon and Ronald are going in the opposite direction. "I agree that there is a need in terms of fixing up water mains and sewage lines.
Iqaluit's flood-plagued cemetery has received a 2017 award of excellence from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. "Well of course it's nice to have that recognition for something that is uniquely beautiful, the site without a doubt has an excellent view," said Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern. Erik Lees is the principal of Lees and Associates Landscape Architects, the firm behind the new cemetery in Apex that opened in October 2014.
Homeowners at the centre of the province's property tax scandal are disputing government claims they have been notified about what happened to them and given clear explanations about the status of their manipulated tax bills. "I don't know anything," said Kandise Brown, a Fredericton resident who says she has had no definitive word from the province that she is among the 2,048 homeowners whose treatment triggered the controversy and are eligible for special treatment. Brown did add a deck to the back of her house last year, but it wasn't the $43,000 renovation Service New Brunswick made up and added to her file to justify her 34 per cent tax hike.
German airlines will scrap by June 1 a rule that two people must be in the cockpit of a plane at all times, introduced after the Germanwings crash of March 2015, the BDL airline association said on Friday. Investigators believe Germanwings pilot Andreas Lubitz locked the captain out of the cockpit after he left to use the bathroom and deliberately flew the A320 jet into a mountainside in the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board. After the crash, Europe's aviation safety authority EASA imposed a rule that two crew members should be in the cockpit at all times, meaning that if one of the pilots needed to step out, a member of the cabin crew should step in.
A top administrator at Memorial University of Newfoundland says Minister Gerry Byrne's accusations that the university is being facetious over its finances are undermining efforts to come up with real solutions to the institution's financial woes. On Thursday, MUN's administration held a town hall forum to discuss the university's dire financial situation, and try to build a consensus on how to tackle it. Golfman said it was clear at the meeting that increasing tuition or fees for students is not a popular option, but with the government cutting $10-million in infrastructure funding for the university, the administration is left with with few options to generate revenue.
Manitoba Public Insurance has revoked a Star Trek fan's personalized licence plate after receiving complaints that its message — ASIMIL8 — is offensive to indigenous people. Troller tells CTV Winnipeg that on his favourite show, an enemy race of aliens called the Borg travel through the galaxy trying to assimilate other cultures into their own.