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Royal Albert Hall: This is what the world's largest single-room speaker system sounds like – CBS News

Royal Albert Hall: This is what the world's largest single-room speaker system sounds like – CBS News

London — It’s been almost 150 years since Queen Victoria opened Royal Albert Hall in honor of her beloved late husband, Prince Albert. Since then, the London concert venue has seen decades of world-class performances, but not with world-class sound. That’s since changed in a big way with the installation of what’s said to be […]

Trump's trade agenda on the verge of imploding – POLITICO

Trump's trade agenda on the verge of imploding – POLITICO

President Donald Trump has repeatedly stressed his desire for an agreement that reins in China’s trade and intellectual property abuses. | Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images trade A long-sought deal with China appears to be falling apart this week. By DOUG PALMER 05/10/2019 05:42 PM EDT President Donald Trump is heading toward his 2020 reelection campaign with […]

US to slap tariffs on $200B in Chinese goods, WH says, but trade talks to resume Friday – Fox News

US to slap tariffs on $200B in Chinese goods, WH says, but trade talks to resume Friday – Fox News

The Trump administration moved ahead with increased tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods Friday after a round of trade talks between the U.S. and China on Thursday failed to produce an agreement. “This evening, Ambassador Lightizer and Secretary Mnuchin met with President Trump to discuss the ongoing trade negotiations with China,” White House deputy press […]

Pope issues new rules mandating the reporting of sexual abuse to Church authorities – CNN

Pope issues new rules mandating the reporting of sexual abuse to Church authorities – CNN

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Trump Threatens More China Tariffs and Beijing Prepares to Retaliate – The New York Times

Trump Threatens More China Tariffs and Beijing Prepares to Retaliate – The New York Times

Steady progress toward a trade deal blew up last weekend, when China called for substantial changes to the negotiating text, and Mr. Trump responded by threatening to raise existing tariffs and impose new ones on an additional $325 billion worth of products. “Since the meeting on December 1, the United States and China have engaged […]

US Secretary of State Pompeo visits Iraq amid Iran tensions – BBC News

US Secretary of State Pompeo visits Iraq amid Iran tensions – BBC News

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mike Pompeo, right, cancelled a planned visit to Germany in order to go to Baghdad US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has made an unscheduled, fleeting visit to Iraq, amid growing tensions with Iran. Mr Pompeo cancelled a trip to Berlin to meet with Iraqi leaders during a four-hour stop […]

On Video, Australia PM Scott Morrison Egged While Campaigning – NDTV News

On Video, Australia PM Scott Morrison Egged While Campaigning – NDTV News

Prime Minister Scott Morrison described the egg thrower as “cowardly”. Canberra:  Australia’s election became a little more raucous on Tuesday when a protestor tried — but failed — to crack an egg on Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s head. The attacker’s egg, thrown from close range, appeared to bounce off the politician at a Country Women’s […]

Brunei won't enforce death-by-stoning punishment for gay sex – New York Post

Brunei won't enforce death-by-stoning punishment for gay sex – New York Post

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Brunei’s sultan has said a moratorium on capital punishment is in effect for new Shariah criminal laws including stoning people for gay sex and adultery that sparked an international outcry. The United Nations has called the laws implemented April 3 “draconian” while the U.S. and several other countries have urged Brunei […]

Russian Aeroflot plane makes emergency landing in Moscow – BBC News

Russian Aeroflot plane makes emergency landing in Moscow – BBC News

Image copyright REUTERS/Nadezhda Polomoshnova Image caption The emergency landing reportedly happened shortly after take-off A Russian passenger plane has made an emergency landing at a Moscow airport after a fire broke out on board, state media report. Videos on social media show passengers using emergency exit slides to escape the Aeroflot aircraft. Other footage shows […]

Guaido urges opposition onward in Venezuela, defends failed plot to oust Maduro – ABC News

Guaido urges opposition onward in Venezuela, defends failed plot to oust Maduro – ABC News

U.S.-backed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido defended an apparently failed effort to convince President Nicolas Maduro’s top aides to desert this week — saying that although Maduro’s senior aides did not ultimately defect, the efforts deepened fractures in Venezuela’s military and government. Interested in Venezuela? Add Venezuela as an interest to stay up to date […]