Daily Archive: March 2, 2017

Mar
02

After drought, Zimbabwe seeks foreign help for flood victims

After drought, Zimbabwe seeks foreign help for flood victimsZimbabwe has appealed for international help for victims of floods that have left 246 people dead and displaced hundreds since December when torrential rains started pounding a country emerging from severe drought. An El Nino-induced drought last year scorched crops in the southern African country, leaving more than 4 million in need of food aid, but Zimbabweans are now having to contend with floods after receiving above-normal rains. Minister for local government Saviour Kasukuwere said floods had swept through villages in the southern and southwestern parts of Zimbabwe, destroying roads, crops and livestock and forcing people into temporary government shelter.


Mar
02

China launches new cruise ship tour in South China Sea

China launches new cruise ship tour in South China SeaA new Chinese cruise ship has embarked on its maiden voyage to the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, state news agency Xinhua said on Friday, the latest effort by Beijing to bolster its claims in the strategic waterway. The Changle Princess sailed from Sanya on the southern Chinese island province of Hainan on Thursday afternoon with 308 passengers on a four-day voyage, Xinhua said. Tourists will be able to visit the three islands in the Crescent group of the Paracels, Xinhua said.


Mar
02

2017 Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost 10-Speed Automatic 4×4

2017 Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost 10-Speed Automatic 4x4Taking the measure of the new EcoBoost and ten-speed.


Mar
02

Caterpillar shares sink on news of federal probe

Caterpillar shares sink on news of federal probeLaw enforcement officials entered three facilities in and around Caterpillar’s Peoria headquarters in the Midwestern state of Illinois “to execute a search and seizure warrant,” the company said in a statement. Caterpillar said the investigation appeared to be linked to an existing probe of its Swiss affiliate, CSARL. The Senate report said Caterpillar shifted to CSARL taxable income totaling more than $8 billion, enabling it to avoid paying $2.4 billion in US taxes.


Mar
02

AG Sessions says he 'didn't recall' several times during press conference

AG Sessions says he 'didn't recall' several times during press conferenceAttorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from any future investigation involving Russia and the 2016 Presidential Election. But throughout his press conference, he seemed to have a little trouble with his memory saying he “didn't recall” on several occasions.


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