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Important news for important people
www.dedicatedpress.com Volume 3146 Monday April 09, 2018
International Business Sports
Conditions in Myanmar’s crisis-hit US President Donald Trump on Sun- Three-time major winner Jordan Cabo San Lucas
northern Rakhine state are “not con- day said he sees an end to the escalat- Spieth charged into Masters conten- Blustery
ducive” to bringing back Rohingya ing trade dispute with China, after tit- tion Sunday, threatening the greatest Sunrise: 7:06 AM
who fled to Bangladesh, a senior UN for-tat retaliatory tariffs and threats last-round comeback in Augusta Na- Sunset: 7:38 PM
official said, despite... P.2 that rattled markets... P.3 tional history even as fellow... P.5 Humidity: 69% 67-70 F
“A wonderful chance to celebrate the long-standing friendship between our two nations” Taiwan construct
Saudi crown prince round off US tour with ex-presidents meeting US approves licence for
Taiwan submarine plan
entourage from the White House to Riyadh on April 18. Then, it was off Washington has agreed to allow US
Houston via Boston, New York, Se- to Houston to meet with the Bushes, defence contractors help Taiwan
attle, Los Angeles and Silicon Valley, having already met with Bill Clinton construct its own submarines, Taipei
embarking on what one expert called in New York. In fact, in terms of for- said, welcoming the breakthrough
a particularly well-planned public re- mer presidents, only Barack Obama in long-standing ambitions to build
lations campaign. -- whose terms in office marked up its fleet to counter the threat from
The Saudi regime faced little strained relations with Saudi Arabia China.
criticism along the way -- although -- was left off the agenda. Prince Taiwan last year launched a plan
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Mohammed is scheduled to arrive in to manufacture its own submarines
expressed “concerns about human Paris on Sunday for an official visit amid deteriorating relations with
rights and the ongoing humanitarian on Monday and Tuesday -- including China after its hopes of buying them
crisis in Yemen,” his office told AFP. dinner with President Emmanuel Ma- from the US came to nothing.
But strengthening US-Saudi rela- cron Tuesday evening. The US State Department has ap-
tions in the face of Iran was a priority He set off on his international proved granting the licence necessary
for US President Donald Trump, who charm offensive in Egypt on March to sell Taiwan the technology needed
hailed the nations’ “great friendship” 4, before making his way to Britain for its submarine project.
as he met with the 32-year-old prince and the US. After France, his next The approval was a “break-
at the Oval Office on March 20. stop is Spain. through,” Taiwan defence ministry
Since that meeting, MBS has been “In public relations for him it was spokesman Chen Chung-chi said
diligently pushing his “Saudi Vision incredibly successful,” Simon Hen- Sunday.
2030” -- a plan for a Saudi economy derson, an expert on Saudi Arabia at “It is part of a process. We’ll take it
Mohammed bin Salman (Photo AFP) less reliant on oil and eager to attract the Washington Institute, told AFP of step by step,” he told AFP, declining
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mo- US investors tempted by potential di- the US trip. to provide further details.
hammed bin Salman rounded off a versification. A browse of the prince’s Instagram The agreement is likely to anger
weeks-long tour of the United States The latter part of his trip saw him account reveals dozens of photos Beijing, which regards the island as
with a weekend in Texas, where he meet with directors of Google, Face- of him, all smiles and often dressed part of its territory even though the
met Saturday with both former presi- book and Palantir -- not to mention down without a tie, accompanied by two sides have been ruled separately
dent Bushes. George H.W. Bush, 93, Microsoft founder-turned-philanthro- various business leaders. since the end of a civil war in 1949.
tweeted a photo of the prince with his pist Bill Gates and Richard Branson, He has overcome a challenge for Washington’s approval comes after
son, George W. Bush. with whom he talked space explora- a Saudi royal: to appear “an ordinary President Donald Trump last month
“A wonderful chance to celebrate tion. sort of person (...) by turning up in signed new rules allowing top-level
the long-standing friendship between The prince also enjoyed a Hol- Starbucks for instance,” Henderson US officials to travel to Taiwan.
our two nations.”, George Bush Se- lywood dinner with Rupert Mur- added, referencing the prince’s cof- China has protested at the move,
nior wrote, while the Saudi embassy doch, where they were joined by fee run with former New York mayor saying the US should stop official ex-
in Washington described the meeting studio bosses and actors including Michael Bloomberg. changes with Taiwan to avoid “dam-
as a “reminder of the strength and Morgan Freeman, according to the “The question which I’m fasci- aging Sino-US relations”.
breadth of the long-standing Saudi- Hollywood Reporter. The meeting nated by is: he clearly got the PR he Washington switched diplomatic
U.S. partnership.” came ahead of the opening of Saudi wanted to here, and it played well recognition from Taiwan to China
The prince -- or MBS, as he is Arabia’s first cinema -- managed by here. But how did it play at home?” in 1979 but maintains trade relations
known -- traveled with his plentiful American AMC Entertainment -- in Henderson said. with the island and is its main arms
supplier. Since coming to power in
“This was a very difficult fire” May 2016, President Tsai Ing-wen
has pushed for Taiwan to develop and
Trump Tower fire kills one, injures four build more of its weapons domesti-
An elderly man died late Saturday and being taken to Mount Sinai Roosevelt It said the four firefighters had cally.
four firefighters were injured after a Hospital, according to police, which “non-life threatening” injuries and Her office expressed thanks to
blaze erupted on the 50th floor of Trump said the medical examiner’s office the blaze had been brought under Washington for the licence approval.
Tower in New York, officials said. would determine the cause of death control. “The US government’s decision
The New York Police Department as part of an ongoing investigation. The building, which is owned by will not only help Taiwan in raising
said 67-year-old Todd Brassner was “This was a very difficult fire. As US President Donald Trump, serves its defence capabilities, it will also
found “unconscious and unrespon- you can imagine, the apartment is as the headquarters for The Trump greatly benefit security and stability
sive” when officers arrived at the quite large, we are 50 stories up. The Organization and houses the presi- in the region,” it said in a statement
scene. Brassner -- a Trump Tower res- rest of the building had a consider- dent’s penthouse. Surrounding streets Saturday.
ident identified by US media as an art able amount of smoke,” the New were closed off as tourists snapped Taipei has long struggled to pro-
dealer -- was pronounced dead after York City Fire Department said. pictures on their phones. cure submarines from the US.
Page 2 Monday April 09, 2018
According to partial results “Right now, the conditions are not conducive to a voluntary, dignified and sustainable return”
Orban’s party takes lead in Conditions in Myanmar ‘not conducive’ to Rohingya return: UN
key Hungary vote
Hungary’s firebrand nationalist Prime Conditions in Myanmar’s crisis-hit
Minister Viktor Orban appears head- northern Rakhine state are “not con-
ed for a third consecutive term as his ducive” to bringing back Rohingya
party has taken an overwhelming who fled to Bangladesh, a senior UN
lead in the country’s key parliamen- official said, despite Myanmar’s in-
tary election on Sunday, according to sistence that it is ready for returnees.
partial results. Some 700,000 members of the
Preliminary figures show Orban’s Muslim minority have fled since
Fidesz party has won 49.29 percent August to escape a bloody military
of the vote, with more than 80 percent crackdown that has left a trail of
of votes counted, the National Elec- torched villages in its wake and al-
tion Office (NVI) said, adding that legations of murder and rape at the
turnout had reached 68.80 percent, up hands of troops and vigilantes.
more than seven points on elections The army in the mainly Buddhist
in 2014. nation denies the allegations and
The surge in turnout was thought to casts its campaign as a legitimate re-
likely favour the opposition Jobbik, a sponse to Rohingya militant attacks
far-right party that has been moving to- on August 25 that killed about a doz-
wards the centre, and the centre-left So- en border guard police.
cialists. However results show Jobbik Myanmar and Bangladesh signed a
trailing with 19.94 of the vote, the So- repatriation deal in November but not (FILES) UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency
cialists on 12.19 percent and the envi- one refugee has returned so far. Relief Coordinator Ursula Mueller (L) (Photo AFP)
ronmentalist LMP party on 6.75 percent. “Right now, the conditions are not illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, don’t feel safe then there isn’t any-
Jobbik’s leader Gabor Vona may conducive to a voluntary, dignified and forced to live under apartheid- thing we can do.”
even fail to win the seat he contested and sustainable return,” said Ursula like conditions with severe restric- During her trip, Mueller also
in the northeastern town of Gyo- Mueller, assistant secretary general tions on their movements and limited spoke to Rohingya Muslims who
engyoes. for the UN’s Office for the Coordina- options for education and healthcare. have been confined in what she
If borne out, Orban will likely tion of Humanitarian Affairs. Myanmar has repeatedly said it has called “deplorable” camps and
seize on the results as vindication of Speaking to AFP Saturday at the completed the groundwork to accept settlements within Rakhine since a
his clashes with EU institutions over end of a six-day trip to the country back Rohingya refugees. previous wave of inter-communal
his hardline anti-immigration policies during which she visited northern Ra- “We are ready. The buildings are violence six years ago.
and rejection of the EU’s refugee re- khine, Mueller said Myanmar must ready. The hospital and clinics are “We cannot, and must not, forget
settlement programme, as well as his address “critical issues of freedom ready,” Aung Tun Thet, chief coordi- the plight of over 400,000 Muslim
moves to clamp down on civil society of movement, social cohesion, liveli- nator of a government-backed organ- people still living in Rakhine state
groups. An Orban victory will also hoods, and access to services”. isation working on resettlement in who continue to face a life of hard-
provide a fillip for other nationalist For years members of the stateless Rakhine, told state media last week. ship and marginalisation due to
politicians and those on the far-right Muslim minority have been deemed “We have done what we can. If they movement restrictions,” she said.
who look to him as an inspiration.
Fidesz may even be on track to win Being locked up almost certainly means Lula will be out of the presidential election
its coveted two-thirds “supermajor-
ity”, which would grant it wide pow- Brazil’s Lula spends first day in prison, hoping to get out
ers to press ahead with controversial Brazil’s leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula legal development coming as early for example,” Oliver Stuenkel of the
measures and change the constitu- da Silva served the first day of a 12- as Wednesday, when local media say Getulio Vargas Foundation told AFP.
tion. year prison sentence for corruption the Supreme Court could revisit the “For a long time, we have been liv-
Some of the previous measures Sunday, but was already hoping for a current law on incarceration during ing with the unprecedented, so it is
passed using this mechanism include way out through the courts this week, appeals. very difficult to predict what is going
those that have put Orban on a colli- threatening to extend the drama As things stand, anyone convicted to happen.”
sion course with Brussels. ahead of presidential elections. and losing a first appeal, as in Lula’s With just six months until Brazil’s
They include what critics call the The 72-year-old, who served two case, must conduct further appeals presidential election, and Lula still
erosion of media and judicial inde- terms as head of state between 2003 from prison. the frontrunner, the stakes are high.
pendence, as well as its crackdown and 2010, entered prison in the south- But there is pressure to change that “From prison, he will continue
on civil society organisations linked ern city of Curitiba late on Saturday, provision so that higher court appeals exerting his influence and he could
to liberal US billionaire George So- becoming Brazil’s first ex-president could be pursued while free -- which also exploit the symbolism of his
ros. Orban accuses Soros and the to be jailed on a criminal conviction. could provide a reprieve for Lula. victimization,” said Andre Cesar, an
organisations he funds of promoting His cell is located in the same fed- Analysts are quick to point out analyst at the Hold political consul-
mass Muslim and African immigra- eral police building that serves as the that, given the country’s history of tancy.
tion into Europe in order to under- base of operations for “Car Wash,” rapid and unexpected changes, any- Being locked up almost certainly
mine its Christian identity. the expansive anti-graft investigation thing could happen. means Lula will be out of the presi-
Orban’s sometimes lurid rhetoric that brought him down. “In Brazil, everything is possible, dential election, throwing the race
against immigrants resulted in Feb- Since World War II, Brazil’s presi- so he could spend a week in prison wide open. In polls, he currently
ruary in a spat between the govern- dents have often ended up in trouble and then a judge from the Supreme scores more than double his nearest
ment and the UN’s top human rights -- impeached, felled by a coup and Court could send him to house arrest, rivals.
official, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, who even suicide -- but Lula is the first to
accused Orban of xenophobia and have been convicted and put behind
However, Orban’s message struck He was found guilty last year of ac-
a chord with some voters, such as cepting a luxury apartment as a bribe
pensioner Ilona Gubacsi, who said from a construction company and is
she hoped the result would mean “no the biggest scalp so far in the “Car
migrants coming to Hungary and for Wash” probe.
things to remain as they are”. He insists on his innocence and
But in one student neighbourhood says he was framed to stop him run-
in the capital, where long queues saw ning in October presidential elections
voters waiting up to an hour to cast in which polls show him as front-
their votes, the mood was predomi- runner. But there could be surprises
nantly anti-Fidesz. ahead, with a potentially explosive
Page 3 Monday April 09, 2018
“We do have constant communication with them” Wall Street Indexes
Trump sees trade deal with ‘friend’ Xi Dow Jones 23,932.76 - 2.34%
S&P 2,604.47 - 2.19%
International Stock Indexes
“Rather than remedy its miscon- Australia 5,788.739 - 0.00%
duct, China has chosen to harm our Frankfurt 12,241.27 - 0.52%
farmers and manufacturers,” Trump Italy 22,929.87 - 0.17%
said at the time, calling Beijing’s re- London 7,183.64 - 0.22%
action “unfair.” Madrid 9,682.80 - 0.60%
So far, only the tariffs on steel and Paris 5,258.24 - 0.35%
aluminum have taken effect. Tokyo 21,567.52 - 0.36%
US businesses, and farm states Toronto 15,207.41 - 0.97%
most vulnerable to Chinese retalia- Latin-American Stock Indexes
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Trump’s senior economic advisers Buenos Aires 31,738.77 - 0.40%
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war and said the president is serious Mexico 47,926.11 - 0.05%
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US President Donald Trump (Photo AFP) about it. Then, hopefully, there will Amex
US President Donald Trump on Sun- response from China, which vowed be discussions, and hopefully in just AT&T
B. of America
day said he sees an end to the escalat- to stand firm “until the end at any the next two months the Chinese will Boeing
ing trade dispute with China, after tit- cost.” come seriously back to the table.” Caterpillar
for-tat retaliatory tariffs and threats Some global investors have, how- Another adviser, Peter Navarro, Chevron
that rattled markets. ever, taken solace from signals that told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that Cisco Systems
“China will take down its trade the Trump administration may be while “there are discussions” with the Coca Cola
barriers because it is the right thing to taking a harsh line as a bargain- Chinese, the US is moving forward Dupont
do,” Trump said in a tweet. ing tactic towards dealmaking with on tariffs and investment restrictions Exxon Mobil
“Taxes will become reciprocal China. against Beijing. General Electric
& deal will be made on Intellectual In the wake of Trump’s decision in “We want fair and reciprocal trade. H.P.
Property. Great future for both coun- March to impose steep tariffs on steel We want them to stop stealing our Home Depot
tries!” and aluminum imports, primarily to stuff. We want ‘em to guard intellec- IBM
He added that he and China’s target China, the US on Tuesday pub- tual property, not take it from us.” Intel
President Xi Jinping “will always be lished a list of $50 billion in Chinese Asked on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Johnson & Johnson
friends, no matter what happens with goods to be hit by tariffs over what about Trump’s Sunday tweets and JPMorgan
our dispute on trade.” Washington says is widespread theft whether China has given any sign of Kraft Heinz Co
US stocks plunged more than two of intellectual property and technol- concessions, Treasury Secretary Ste- McDonalds
percent Friday after Trump warned of ogy. ven Mnuchin said “it would be inap- Merck & Co
tariffs on an additional $100 billion China retaliated by unveiling propriate for me to comment on what Microsoft
worth of Chinese imports, provoking planned levies on $50 billion worth our back-channel discussions are.” Pfizer
a strong response from Beijing and of major US exports including soy- He said he did not think there will Procter & Gamble
fanning fears of a full-blown trade beans, cars and small aircraft. be a trade war. Travelers Cos
war. Trump hit back again late Thurs- Trump “has a very close relation- United Tech.
Investors were unnerved by the day, instructing trade officials to con- ship with President Xi and we’ll Verizon
latest broadside from the volatile sider the additional levies on $100 continue to discuss these issues with Wal-Mart
US president and by the strident billion in imports. them,” Mnuchin said. Walt Disney
Producer Marco Elia of Pandora Format (correct) told AFP that tempers frayed quickly in the cramped conditions
Hit reality TV car show drives contestants round bend
It may sound like your worst night- Viewers and listeners to a local ra- They were also examined by a doc- “She was very nervous and she
mare -- being stuck in a small car dio station voted out contestants one tor every day. cried a lot,” he said. “There was a lot of
with five people for 10 days. by one, with the five free to leave if Elia said the show “threw up aggression, though thankfully it was
But television executives are hop- the pressure of living squeezed into interesting situations”, not least only verbal.” Elia said reaction to the
ing a new extreme reality show called a tiny Volkswagen up! became too when it came male behaviour in show had been “incredible. We have
“In The Car” can repeat the success it much for them. cars. been really surprised how it has taken
had in Switzerland last year. Producer Marco Elia of Pandora The only woman in the pilot show off. People really connected to it.”
The show caused a sensation in the Format (correct) told AFP that tem- was also the first to leave, with Elia A first fully TV version of the show
Italian-speaking region of Switzer- pers frayed quickly in the cramped admitting that the men had turned on will be made later this year by the
land last year when nearly a quarter conditions. her. Swiss broadcaster Teleticino.
of the population who have access to “People crack, there is heartbreak,
the Internet went online to watch the it is like living in a very small and
live finale on Facebook. crowded prison cell. Foreign Exchange
It also turned heads when a TV “Things got very heated but even
version of the emotional and physi- in such a small space people can EURO USA CAN UK AUS SWISS H.KONG JAP
cal endurance test was announced at adapt we noticed. Human beings are EURO - 1.22 1.56 .87 1.59 1.18 9.60 131.00
MIPTV, the world’s biggest content very flexible, much more so than we USA .82 - 1.28 .71 1.30 .96 7.87 107.53
market in Cannes, France, this week- thought,” he added. CAN .64 .78 - .56 1.02 .75 6.10 84.00
end. He said that contestants were al- UK 1.15 1.40 1.79 - 1.82 1.35 11.00 150.00
The show’s brutal simplicity is part lowed to leave the car for short breaks AUS .63 .77 .98 .55 - .75 6.00 82.00
of its appeal, the producers said, with every few hours to go to the toilet and SWISS .85 1.04 1.33 .74 1.33 - 8.10 111.00
the last person remaining in the car to shoot a “confessional” telling the H.KONG .10 .13 .16 .09 .17 .12 - 13.70
winning it. viewers how they were coping. JAP .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .07 -
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“We’re not actually in control of our own territorial waters” Vietnamese temples
Boat set alight as UK fishermen hold anti-EU protests Victor Hugo the hero and
“Burn the flag!” chanted the crowd in been “really weak-kneed” over fish- Dismissing them as “cretins”, Far-
a British fishing port on Sunday, as a ing policy. While Brexit negotiations age said his suited security guard was lover enjoys big TV revival
boat adorned with the EU flag was set are ongoing, London and Brussels necessary to avoid the “violent, pro- He is worshipped as a saint in thou-
on fire in one of a series of Brexit ral- have agreed to a transition period EU leftists” who are “not interested sands of Vietnamese temples, held up
lies held around Britain. after Britain formally leaves the bloc in democracy”. as a prophet of European unity and a
Leading Brexit campaigner Nigel in March 2019, which will run until The Europhile crowd included human rights hero for his campaign-
Farage looked on as the flames leapt December 2020 and during which Brendan McSweeney, a professor at ing against the death penalty.
into the sky in Whitstable, south-east much of the relationship will remain London’s Royal Holloway University Now the great French novelist Vic-
England, where protesters set off or- the same. who lives in Whitstable. tor Hugo is about to become a tele-
ange flares and blew horns. Many British fishermen feel be- “I feel sorry for a lot of the fisher- vision icon with a big-budget BBC
Around 14 fishing vessels with trayed by this arrangement, arguing men, they’re being manipulated,” he adaptation of his masterpiece “Les
Britain’s Union Jack flag and “Brexit that they had been promised more said, arguing that the EU could not be Miserables” and an equally lavish
Betrayal: Take Back Control Now” fishing rights. blamed for the decline in the British series retelling his hugely eventful
banners joined in. “The ultimate symbol of sover- fishing industry. private and political life.
“We’re not actually in control of eignty is being in control of your “A motley collection of little boats, A literary sensation by the time
our own territorial waters,” said Far- country, and that includes being in there’s a complete failure to invest,” he was 30 with “The Hunchback of
age, a lawmaker in the European Par- control of your territorial waters, and he said from the shore. Notre Dame”, Hugo quickly became
liament. this is a shocking, abject surrender,” The number of UK fishing boats the conscience of his generation.
“We’re catching far less than half Farage told AFP. has fallen by 29 percent since 1996 Appalled by the misery he saw on
the fish that the British fleet should The former UK Independence Par- to the current total of 6,191. “Within the streets, the young royalist became
be, and we’re operating under a ty leader had vocal support among that 21 months, we have to abide by a republican hero and was forced into
crack-pot set of regulations that could those aboard the fishing vessels, all the EU law but after Brexit the exile for two decades after he de-
have only been designed by bureau- although the crowd of a couple of EU could cull what’s left of our fleet. clared Napoleon III a dictator and a
crats in Brussels,” he said. hundred people gathered on the shore They can do that by enforcing detri- “traitor to France”.
Touring the port aboard a fishing included many carrying pro-EU, anti- mental legislation to see us off, and This Damascene conversion is at
boat and waving to supporters, Far- Farage signs and with the bloc’s flag then that would allow them to claim the centre of “Victor Hugo -- Enemy
age said the British government had draped around their shoulders. the resources,” he said. of the State”, a four-hour portrait of
the writer now being shot in France
Prince Mohammed’s tour is meant to project “Saudi Arabia is open for business” by the maker of the hit spy series
France’s Macron dines with Saudi crown prince on global tour Director Jean-Marc Moutout said
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince dined for Monday with French Prime Min- tries share much in common. They Hugo’s remarkable political journey
with French President Emmanuel ister Edouard Philippe, was cancelled. are both young, visionary and ambi- and his equally energetic love life are
Macron at Paris’s Louvre museum In another embarrassment, dozens of tious.” But the trip follows a period at the centre of the story, which was
on Sunday after arriving on a three- people staged a protest Sunday in the of underlying tensions, with Macron unveiled at MIPTV, the world’s big-
day visit aimed at reshaping his king- southern city of Aix-en-Provence, seeking to bolster ties with the Arab gest entertainment market in Cannes,
dom’s austere image as he presses where the prince had previously world’s biggest economy while also France, on Saturday.
ahead with plans to reform the con- been expected to attend a concert. managing other relationships with “When the series begins in 1848,
servative petrostate. One picket sign read “Don’t sell Middle Eastern nations. Victor Hugo is already well-acquaint-
Macron faces a diplomatic tight- arms to Saudi Arabia”, according to Macron waded into a regional cri- ed with fame and fortune. He has
rope in talks with Prince Mohammed an AFP reporter. sis last November when Lebanon’s risen to the ranks of nobility. When
bin Salman, set to focus on cultural The visit by the heir to the Saudi Prime Minister Saad Hariri tendered the series ends, three years later, he is
ties and investments as well as the throne comes after a tumultuous peri- his resignation on live television a fugitive with a price on his head and
war in Yemen, dubbed the world’s od at home that saw a major military from Riyadh, apparently under pres- republican,” Moutout said.
worst humanitarian crisis, and the shake-up and a royal purge as he con- sure from the crown prince. “I want to show the gradual change
kingdom’s arch-nemesis Iran. solidates power to a degree well be- Macron invited Hariri to Paris for in Hugo’s awareness and commit-
After much speculation on the yond that wielded by previous rulers. talks and he has since rescinded his ment, plunging into the heart of the
prince’s schedule, Macron’s of- The prince has used his global tour resignation, a development that ana- era and the life of this great man.
fice said he hosted a dinner for the to project his reforms -- including the lysts say exposed the limits of the Both are intimately linked, since
32-year-old prince at the historic mu- historic lifting of a ban on women prince’s authority. Hugo abandons literature for the po-
seum. driving, cinemas and mixed-gender As US President Donald Trump litical fight.”
The dinner, held behind a tight concerts -- as part of his pledge to re- threatens to tear up the 2015 nuclear The series also features his lover of
security cordon, sets the tone for the turn the kingdom to moderate Islam. cooperation deal with Iran, Macron 50 years Juliette Drouet, played by Is-
official part of the visit starting Mon- Backed by high-power lobbying also faces the challenge of convinc- abelle Carre, who followed him into
day, which follows a weeks-long tour and public relations firms, the prince ing the prince that some agreement exile in Guernsey, a Channel island
of the United States, Britain and is seeking to rebrand Saudi Arabia to curb Tehran’s atomic ambitions is between France and Britain.
Egypt where he courted a host of as a modernist oasis instead of an better than no deal at all, experts say. Drouet became his official mis-
multimillion dollar deals. austere kingdom known for export- The crown prince, however, has tress, but conjugal loyalty was not
Around 18 memorandums of un- ing jihadist ideology and subjugating emphasised closer ties with Wash- one of Hugo’s strong points.
derstanding in energy, agriculture, women. ington just as Macron has sought to Despite being revered as a saint by
tourism and culture are set to be Prince Mohammed’s tour is meant improve relations with Iran. the Vietnamese Cao Dai religion, and
signed at an official Saudi-France to project “Saudi Arabia is open for Macron faces seething criticism the scores of affairs and flings Hugo
CEO Forum on Tuesday, a source business,” Bernard Haykel, a profes- over French weapon exports to Saudi conducted, documenting each tryst
close to the crown prince’s delegation sor at Princeton University, told AFP. Arabia, including Caesar artillery in code right up to within weeks of
told AFP. A Franco-Saudi deal to de- “He is marketing Saudi Arabia as guns, sniper rifles and armoured ve- his death aged 83, two million people
velop Al Ula, a Saudi city richly en- a strategic and business partner to the hicles, despite the kingdom’s role in -- then more than the official popula-
dowed with archeological remnants, West and a force of stability in the re- the Yemen crisis. tion of Paris -- lined the streets for his
is also set to be a central highlight of gion, as compared to rival Iran which Three out of four French people funeral.
the visit, the source added. he presents as a destabilising force,” believe it is “unacceptable” to sell Master adapter Andrew Davies has
The agreement calls for the cre- he said. Saudi officials project strong weapons to Saudi Arabia, according also vowed to get plenty of Hugo’s
ation of a dedicated agency modelled relations between Prince Moham- to a poll last month by independent earthiness into his take on “Les Mis-
on the lines of the French museums med and Macron, both young leaders research group YouGov. erables” which is now being shot by
agency, which spearheaded the set- undertaking challenging reforms to Last week, 10 international rights the BBC. The veteran screenwriter,
ting up of the Louvre museum in Abu transform their countries. groups implored Macron to pressure now 81, was the brains behind a string
Dhabi. “Saudi Arabia is not resetting dip- Prince Mohammed over the Saudi-led of costume drama hits for the British
But in an apparent setback, the lomatic ties with France,” a source bombing campaign in Yemen, claim- public broadcaster including “Pride
prince’s visit to the Paris-based tech close to the Saudi government told ing it is exacerbating a humanitarian and Prejudice”, “Middlemarch” and
start-up campus Station F, scheduled AFP. “The leadership of both coun- crisis for thousands of civilians. “War & Peace”.
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“It was possibly the highest score I could have shot today”
Spieth charges at Masters history as Reed clings to lead
Three-time major winner Jordan At the third, Reed powered in a 15-
Spieth charged into Masters conten- foot birdie putt from the fringe and
tion Sunday, threatening the greatest McIlroy missed a 10-footer for par,
last-round comeback in Augusta Na- restoring the American’s three-shot
tional history even as fellow Ameri- edge. The bogey ended a run of 32
can Patrick Reed clung to a three- consecutive holes without a bogey
stroke lead. for McIlroy since the par-3 sixth in
An emotional drama with golf his- his second round.
tory at stake was set to unfold at Au- But McIlroy answered by dropping
gusta National’s back nine with Reed his tee shot four feet from the cup
on 14-under, having played the front at the par-3 fourth and making his
nine at level par, and Spieth second birdie putt, moving back within two
at 11-under after sinking a 27-foot of Reed. McIlroy missed a 5-footer to
birdie putt at the par-3 12th. bogey the fifth, then Reed answered a
On the same hole where Spieth en- bogey at the par-3 sixth by dropping
dured a quadruple-bogey 7 meltdown his approach at two feet from the cup
in 2016 that cost him the lead when to set up a birdie at seven that left him
seeking back-to-back Masters wins, 14-under and McIlroy three back, as
Spieth moved to 6-under on his final they began.
round. When McIlroy took bogey at the
Sharing third as Reed made he turn par-5 eighth, he fell into only a share
were Northern Ireland’s Rory McIl- Jordan Spieth of the United States plays his third shot (Photo AFP) of second alongside hard-charging
roy, 1-over on the day and struggling, become the first player to shoot four McIlroy’s first stroke evoked mem- Spieth and Rahm.
Spain’s Jon Rahm and American rounds in the 60s in a Masters and ories of a 2011 horror show 10th-tee Eight of the past nine major win-
Rickie Fowler. could break the 72-hole tournament shot, his off-course blast going deep ners were first-time major winners
Jack Burke set the record Masters record of 18-under 270 shared by into the trees n the right with Reed in and Reed, a 2017 PGA Champion-
last-round comeback to win at eight Spieth and Tiger Woods. trees to the left. ship runner-up, Rahm and Fowler
strokes in 1956, but Spieth was nine The Masters champion receives Both reached a greenside bunker could continue that run.
adrift when the round began. the iconic winner’s green jacket and but McIlroy saved par while Reed American Charley Hoffman aced
McIlroy needed a back-nine spark $1.98 million from an $11 million two-putted for bogey from 45 feet. the par-3 16th with a 6-iron, the 20th
to have any hope of his fifth major purse while the runner-up takes $1.18 McIlroy’s impressive approach at time the hole has surrendered a hole-
title and first green jacket to com- million. the par-5 second left him four feet in-one.
plete the career Grand Slam -- a win Reed began with a three-shot lead for eagle but he missed the putt and And England’s Paul Casey flirted
in each of the four major champion- over McIlroy on 14-under, saw his settled for birdie while Reed missed with a course record 63, 9-under par,
ships. Reed, who hadn’t cracked 70 margin drop to a single shot, then re- a 10-foot birdie putt and settled for before closing with back-to-back bo-
at the Masters until this week, could stored his original gap. par. geys for a 65.
Nadal said after the match he is still regaining sharpness Players on the stricken team ranged in age from 16 to 21
Nadal crushes Zverev as Spain reach Davis Cup semis Canada town prepares somber vigil to honor hockey crash victims
Rafael Nadal thrashed Alexander secutive match Nadal has won in the Mourners in the tiny Canadian town of the team. “To have some big trag-
Zverev as Spain set up a Davis Cup Davis Cup. He beat Kohlschreiber in of Humboldt, still struggling to make edy going on now like we had, that
semi-final against holders France straight sets on Friday after Zverev sense of a devastating tragedy, pre- really brings us together that much
with a dramatic fightback against had overcome Ferrer. Germany then pared Sunday for a prayer vigil to closer. It had a big impact, that’s for
Germany in Valencia on Sunday. took a 2-1 lead when Tim Puetz and honor the victims of a truck-bus crash sure,” he told AFP.
The world number one’s 6-1, 6-4, Jan-Lennard Struff won the doubles that killed 15 of their own and shook Dozens of locals, some of them
6-4 win in Valencia drew the tie level rubber against Feliciano and Marc North American ice hockey. classmates of the dead, camped just
at 2-2, before veteran David Fer- Lopez. Police said a collision late Friday outside the arena, where flowers and
rer battled to a marathon 7-6 (7/1), But Nadal kept up his end of the between a transport truck and a bus written tributes have fast piled up.
3-6, 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 7-5 victory over bargain on Sunday and the 36-year- carrying players, coaches and team Players on the stricken team ranged
Philipp Kohlschreiber to finish the old Ferrer showed all of his trade- personnel of the Humboldt Broncos in age from 16 to 21.
job. mark never-say-die qualities to keep junior hockey team claimed 15 lives The physical impact of Friday’s
Two breaks in each set were Spain’s hopes of a sixth Davis Cup and left the other 14 people on the bus crash was so brutal that it tore open
enough for Nadal to seal an impres- title alive. injured, some critically. the bus and sent the truck’s cargo of
sively comfortable victory over world Kohlschreiber twice fought back Volunteers, many red-eyed, lined blue-wrapped bales of peat moss fly-
number four Zverev in what was only from a set down, but former French up chairs on Sunday at the Broncos’ ing across a wide area.
the 31-year-old’s second outing since Open runner-up Ferrer broke in the arena in Humboldt -- not for the play- It happened at the intersection of
returning from a hip injury. 11th game of the decider and held his off game that fans had excitedly an- highways 35 and 335, between the
Nadal said after the match he is nerve on serve after almost five hours ticipated but for a somber vigil set to prairie towns of Tisdale and Nipawin.
still regaining sharpness. on court. begin at 7:00 pm (0100 GMT Mon- Police are still investigating the
“The first set was fantastic,” Nadal “It is an unforgettable day, a very day). Prime Minister Justin Trudeau cause. The initial disbelief felt by
said. “There were times when I lost a special day,” Ferrer said. “I do not was due to join the large crowd ex- Canadians turned slowly to sorrow
bit of control because the match was know how I have done it, I have tried pected for the remembrance event in and grief once the magnitude of the
tough, I had not competed for a long to give it my all, this competition is the town of about 6,000 people. town’s losses was realized and names
time and to maintain the level of the the best that has happened to me in Hockey players were expected of the victims revealed.
first set was complicated for me. my life.” to sit on the ice together, many in “It’s tragic, it’s still kind of settling
“But in general it was a very im- Elsewhere, defending champi- uniform. An additional 1,000 chairs in, I’m still not really believing it yet.
portant match and I am very happy.” ons France booked a home semi- were set up at a local curling rink, and It can take a long time for it to sink
Nadal was forced to retire from final against Spain as Lucas Pouille live broadcast feeds were planned for in,” said local Calvin Lukan.
his Australian Open quarter-final claimed a hard-fought win over Fabio other area venues, the Regina Leader- The dead included head coach
against Marin Cilic in January but, Fognini in Genoa to give the visitors Post reported. Darcy Haugan and team captain Lo-
back on his favoured clay, the 16- a 3-1 victory in the tie. “It’s a close-knit community, ev- gan Schatz.
time Grand Slam champion showed “I won without playing my best erybody gets along and works good The toll may rise. CBC television
little sign of rust against Zverev, tennis, those are the best types of together,” said Fred Stanec, a mem- said one gravely injured player was
whom he has now beaten four times victories,” Pouille said after his first ber of St Augustine Catholic Church, being kept on life support until his
out of four. It was also the 24th con- Davis Cup win over a top-20 player. which hosted a breakfast in support organs can be harvested.
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9 Toward 6 Belief
12 13 14 10 Pennsylvaniaʼs capital 8 Tv show
12 Revolutions per minute 9 Test
13 __evated railroad 10 Short for hour
15 16 17 18 14 Women's magazine 11 Smirch
15 Fasten 16 Baton
19 20 21 22 23 17 Cap 18 Yearning
20 Ewe's mate 19 Peon
22 End 21 Star Trek Dr.
24 25 26 27 28
24 Toronto locale 23 Black and white animal
26 North Carolina (abbr.) 25 Negative
29 30 27 Snooze 28 Post script
29 Ecological orders of eating (2 wds.) 30 Scottish “one”
31 32 31 Movie alien
33 Eye infection
33 34 34 Young lady
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15 Fasten 16 Baton
17 Cap 18 Yearning
20 Ewe's mate 19 Peon
22 End 21 Star Trek Dr.
24 Toronto locale 23 Black and white animal
26 North Carolina (abbr.) 25 Negative
27 Snooze 28 Post script
29 Ecological orders of eating (2 wds.) 30 Scottish “one”
31 Movie alien
33 Eye infection
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