May 27th, 2016

World News

Iowa Supreme Court: No life without parole for teen killers

By The Associated Press on May 27th, 2016

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Iowa Supreme Court is banning life prison sentences without the possibility of parole for juveniles convicted of first-degree murder. The court ruled 4-3 Friday that the punishment amounts to cruel and unusual punishment under the Iowa Constitution. Justices ruled in the case of Isaiah Sweet, who was 17 when he ... Read More »

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Quotes from Obama’s historic Hiroshima visit

By The Associated Press on May 27th, 2016

HIROSHIMA, Japan – Some quotes from the first visit by a serving U.S. president to Hiroshima on Friday, 71 years after U.S. forces dropped an atomic bomb on the city in western Japan during World War II. ___ BARACK OBAMA, president of the United States “We stand here in the middle of this city and ... Read More »

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US economic growth in Q1 revised up to 0.8 per cent rate

By Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press on May 27th, 2016

WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy’s slowdown in growth at the beginning of the year wasn’t quite as bad as first thought, thanks to a bigger boost from housing and less drag from business investment and trade. The gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic output, grew at an annual rate of 0.8 per cent ... Read More »

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Egypt says search for crashed EgyptAir plane narrows

By Maggie Michael, The Associated Press on May 27th, 2016

CAIRO – The search for the EgyptAir plane which crashed last week killing all 66 people on board has narrowed to a 5-kilometre-wide area in the Mediterranean Sea, based on signals from the craft’s emergency beacon, Egypt’s chief investigator said. The chief investigator, Ayman al-Moqadem, said late Thursday that Airbus had given Egyptian authorities information ... Read More »

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Swedish crown princess’ son Oscar Carl Olof is christened

By The Associated Press on May 27th, 2016

STOCKHOLM – Crown Princess Victoria’s newly born son and second child has been christened Oscar Carl Olof. The baby prince, born March 2, grunted Friday when water was poured on his head during a ceremony at the Royal Palace’s chapel in Stockholm, which was packed with Scandinavian royals and guests. Oscar later appeared on his ... Read More »

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Duterte wins Philippine presidency in official count

By The Associated Press on May 27th, 2016

MANILA, Philippines – An official vote count by Philippine lawmakers has determined that Mayor Rodrigo Duterte was elected president and Rep. Leni Robredo triumphed as vice-president in elections earlier this month. The congressional vote count, which ended late Friday, determined that Duterte, the crime-busting mayor of southern Davao city, received more than 16.6 million votes ... Read More »

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Key issues at G-7: Global economy, terrorism, women

By The Associated Press on May 27th, 2016

The leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized economies pledged to tackle major economic and political risks including terrorism, floods of refugees, climate change and cyber-attacks. Here are highlights of the G-7 leaders’ declaration: ___ WORLD ECONOMY: The G-7 leaders said it was an urgent priority to “collectively” tackle global economic challenges. They pledged to ... Read More »

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US economy grew at 0.8 per cent rate in first quarter

By Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press on May 27th, 2016

WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy slowed in the January-March quarter to the weakest pace in a year. But the slowdown was not as pronounced as first thought because of less drag from business investment and trade and more of a boost from housing. The Commerce Department says the gross domestic product, the broadest measure of ... Read More »

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In Hiroshima, Obama honours ‘silent cry’ of bombing victims

By Nancy Benac And Foster Klug, The Associated Press on May 27th, 2016

HIROSHIMA, Japan – President Barack Obama paid tribute Friday to the “silent cry” of the 140,000 victims of the atomic bomb dropped 71 years ago on Hiroshima, and called on the world to abandon “the logic of fear” that encourages the stockpiling of nuclear weapons. Obama’s trip to Hiroshima made him the first U.S. president ... Read More »

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Russian riot police halt wrestling brawl over Rio 2016 spot

By The Associated Press on May 27th, 2016

MOSCOW – Riot police had to be sent in when a scuffle erupted after a Russian wrestling championship bout. Viktor Lebedev of Russia’s northern region of Yakutia on Friday beat Ismail Musukayev of Dagestan in an under-57 kilogram semifinal bout at the competition that decides who represents Russia at the Rio Olympics this summer. The ... Read More »

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IOC: 23 positives in retests of samples from London Olympics

By Stephen Wilson, The Associated Press on May 27th, 2016

LONDON – Nearly two dozen athletes tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics, adding to the more than 30 already caught in retesting from the 2008 Beijing Games. The International Olympic Committee said Friday that 23 athletes from five sports and six countries had positive findings in retests with ... Read More »

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