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Each of our cardio stations is equipped with a
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Monday, May 14 The perfect way to improve stamina and increase flexibility, this
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Spinning: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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Reformer Pilates: 10:30 am– 11:30 am
compression, rocking and
Wednesday, May 16 shaking all to release muscle
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Thursday, May 17
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Friday, May 18
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Spinning: 9:30 am- 10:30 am designed to encourage your body to release and flow, completely
Reformer Pilates: 11:00 am- 12:00 pm surrendering to its own internal rhythm. Our
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Important news for important people Volume 3184 Thursday May 17, 2018
International Business Sports
Israel’s ambassador to Turkey left the Boy, do US financial regulators have Former winners Rafael Nadal and Cabo San Lucas
country on Wednesday after being or- a deal for you: buy digital coins, trav- Novak Djokovic powered into the Partly cloudy (day)
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Trump’s filing states that the president was not required to disclose Cohen’s expenses American sanctions
Trump discloses payment to attorney who paid off porn star Turkish banker sentenced
to 32 months in US prison
reached with Cohen, claiming it is in- A Turkish banker was sentenced
valid because Trump never signed it. Wednesday to 32 months in a US
The president’s lawyer, mean- prison for plotting to help Iran evade
while, finds himself under investi- American sanctions on billions of
gation by federal prosecutors who dollars of Iranian oil proceeds, earn-
seized reams of evidence in raids on ing swift rebuke from Ankara.
his home and office last month but Mehmet Hakan Atilla, 47, deputy
have not revealed what crimes he director general of Turkish lender
may have committed. Halkbank, was convicted by a New
Cohen also stands accused of seek- York jury on January 3 on five counts
ing to cash in on his proximity to of bank fraud and conspiracy follow-
the president, after it emerged he re- ing a five-week trial.
ceived millions of dollars from a Rus- Judge Richard Berman handed
sian oligarch and major corporations down the unusually light sentence of
seeking access to the administration. 32 months in a Manhattan court.
Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novar- US prosecutors had wanted him
tis Wednesday announced the retire- put away for 20 years. Atilla will be
ment of its top legal expert over the free to return to Turkey after serv-
$1.2 million in payments to Cohen, ing his sentence. The Turkish foreign
while AT&T has said it made a “big ministry on Wednesday insisted that
mistake” by paying the lawyer some Atilla was innocent and condemned
US President Donald Trump (Photo AFP) $600,000. The scandal engulfing Co- his treatment by the US judicial sys-
President Donald Trump has formally Daniels -- and the president himself hen has opened a new front in the le- tem as an “entirely feigned process,
disclosed that he reimbursed his per- subsequently acknowledged the re- gal challenges dogging Trump, grab- which is inconsistent with the prin-
sonal attorney more than $100,000 payment. bing headlines from Special Counsel ciple of fair trial.” US prosecutors say
last year, apparently in connection A footnote to disclosures submitted Robert Mueller’s ominous investiga- the scheme to violate US economic
with the payment of hush money to a Tuesday to the Office of Government tion into possible collusion between sanctions involved billions of dollars’
porn star, government records show. Ethics said Cohen had incurred “ex- the president’s 2016 campaign and worth of Iranian oil proceeds held at
The disclosure caps a series of penses” on Trump’s behalf in 2016 of Russia. The disclosure of Trump’s Atilla’s employer.
contradictory statements from Trump between $100,001 and $250,000. payments to his lawyer came the The explosive case strained ties be-
and his representatives on the scandal “Mr. Cohen sought reimbursement same day a Senate intelligence panel tween Ankara and Washington with
swirling around lawyer Michael Co- of those expenses and Mr. Trump ful- released thousands of pages of testi- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Er-
hen -- which has widened to ensnare ly reimbursed Mr. Cohen in 2017,” it mony from its probe into a meeting dogan railing against the verdict and
major corporations and a Russian oli- said. between the president’s eldest son, calling the trial a plot against Turkey.
garch. Trump’s filing states that the presi- Donald Trump Jr, and a Russian law- “A great injustice is being done
The documents released Wednes- dent was not required to disclose Co- yer who offered to provide damaging against Halkbank,” Erdogan told
day by a US government ethics body, hen’s expenses, but was doing so in information about Hillary Clinton. Bloomberg TV in an interview on
do not specify the reason for the pay- the interest of transparency. In his testimony released Wednes- Monday. “There is a judicial proce-
ments to Cohen, who paid $130,000 But an accompanying letter to the day, Trump Jr said he did not tell his dure and the lawyers of Halkbank
to adult film actress Stormy Daniels Justice Department from David Apol, father ahead of time about the 2016 especially are following this judi-
in the run-up to the 2016 election. the acting head of the Office of Gov- meeting at Trump Tower, also at- cial process. I hope it doesn’t yield
Daniels, whose real name is Steph- ernment Ethics, said the payments by tended by the Republican candidate’s a result that will completely destroy
anie Clifford, claims she had a tryst Cohen were indeed required to be re- campaign manager Paul Manafort Turkish-US relations,” he added.
with Trump in 2006 while he was ported, as also argued by an outside and son-in-law Jared Kushner. “We want his acquittal... If Hakan
married. The president denies the government ethics group which had The newly-released financial docu- Atilla is going to be declared a crimi-
affair, and initially denied all knowl- lodged official complaints in March. ments also offered a glimpse of the nal, that would be almost equivalent
edge of the payment, which Cohen Apol told Deputy Attorney Gener- performance of two of Trump’s flag- to declaring the Turkish Republic a
has acknowledged was intended to al Rod Rosenstein that he was provid- ship hotels: the Trump International criminal.”
stop her from going public with the ing both Trump’s 2017 and 2018 dis- Hotel in Washington -- which has at- The conviction hinged on the testi-
allegations. closures, as potentially “relevant to tracted crowds of lobbyists, lawmak- mony of Turkish-Iranian gold trader
Trump’s claim began to unravel any inquiry” the Justice Department ers and foreign governments with Reza Zarrab, who was arrested by
early this month, however, after Rudy may be pursuing into the president’s business before the federal govern- US authorities in 2016 after jetting
Giuliani, a new member of the presi- filings from last year. ment, and Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort to Florida with his pop-star wife and
dent’s legal team, said Trump had re- Stormy Daniels is suing to be re- in Florida, dubbed the “Winter White child on a family holiday to Disney
imbursed Cohen for the sum paid to leased from the hush agreement House.” World.

Page 2 Thursday May 17, 2018
Researchers revealed Naeh has been told by Turkey to stay away for an unspecified period of time
Scientists uncover likely Israeli ambassador exits Turkey as Gaza row mounts
cheating on ozone treaty
The decline in the atmosphere of an Israel’s ambassador to Turkey left the into chaos unless Israel’s “tyranny”
ozone-depleting chemical banned by country on Wednesday after being or- was stopped. “If the silence on Isra-
the Montreal Protocol has recently dered out by Ankara in a growing crisis el’s tyranny continues, the world will
slowed by half, suggesting a serious over the killing by Israeli fire of doz- rapidly be dragged into a chaos where
violation of the 196-nation treaty, re- ens of Palestinians on the Gaza border banditry prevails,” he said in Ankara.
searchers revealed Wednesday. that threatens a reconciliation deal. He added that the Gaza bloodshed
Measurements at remote sites -- in- Israeli ambassador Eitan Naeh showed “the United Nations has col-
cluding the government-run Mauna departed for Tel Aviv via Istanbul lapsed”. Turkey has expressed outrage
Loa Observatory in Hawaii -- of the airport under the full glare of the over the killing by Israeli forces on
chemical, known as CFC-11, point Turkish media, who appeared to have Monday of 60 Palestinians during pro-
to East Asia as the source or renewed been specially invited to film his exit. tests and clashes on the Gaza border,
production. Naeh has been told by Turkey to and also blamed rising tensions on the
“We show that the rate of decline stay away for an unspecified period US decision to move its embassy for
of atmospheric CFC-11 was constant of time. Turkey had already with- Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.
from 2002 to 2012, and then slowed drawn its Tel Aviv ambassador for Ankara also withdrew its ambas-
by about 50 percent after 2012,” an consultations, while Israel ordered sador to Washington, Serdar Kilic,
international team of scientists con- the Turkish consul in Jerusalem to for consultations after the bloodshed,
cluded in a study. “This evidence leave, also for an unspecified period which came on the same day the em-
strongly suggests increased CFC-11 of time. Turkey’s foreign ministry bassy move took place. Kilic arrived
emissions from eastern Asia after said it also told the Israeli consul gen- back in Ankara on Wednesday after-
2012.” The ozone layer in the strato- eral in Istanbul to leave the country noon, state media said.
sphere, 10-to-40 kilometres (6-25 “for a period of time”. Eitan Naeh (Photo AFP) Erdogan will on Friday host an
miles) above Earth’s surface, protects The manner of Naeh’s departure film Turkish charge d’affaires Umut emergency summit in Istanbul of the
life on the planet from deadly ultra- angered the Israeli government, with Deniz when he arrived at the foreign world’s main pan-Islamic body the
violet radiation. The 1987 Montreal the ambassador filmed going through ministry. Organisation of Islamic Coopera-
Protocol banned industrial aerosols an extra security check and then sit- Turkish President Recep Tayyip tion (OIC), which he said will send a
such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) ting alone at the gate. Israel’s foreign Erdogan and his Israeli counterpart “strong message to the world”.
that were chemically dissolving ministry on Wednesday summoned Benjamin Netanyahu have exchanged But it remains to be seen which
ozone, especially above Antarctica. the Turkish charge d’affaires in Israel bitter accusations on Twitter over the leaders will be present at the meeting,
At its most depleted, around the to its Jerusalem headquarters for a rep- row, which threatens a 2016 deal to which will immediately be followed by
turn of the 21st century, the ozone rimand over what it called “inappro- normalise relations after a crisis over a giant rally called by Erdogan in Istan-
layer had declined by about five per- priate treatment” of the ambassador. the deadly storming of a Turkish ship bul to support the Palestinians. Depu-
cent. Today, the “hole in the ozone” In a statement, it said that Naeh by Israeli commandos in 2010. ty Prime Minister Recep Akdag said
over the South Pole is showing clear was subjected to “a stringent security Erdogan lashed out again on Turkey wanted to evacuate wounded
signs of recovery. check in the pre-arranged presence of Wednesday, slamming what he per- Palestinians from Gaza for treatment
The findings, reported in Nature, the Turkish media”. The Israeli state- ceived as international silence and but had yet to receive the necessary
also have implications for the fight ment also invited local news teams to warning the world would be dragged permissions from Egypt or Israel.
against climate change.
“Perhaps even more serious is the “We have come to demand you order the immediate halt of the attacks”
role of CFCs as long-lived green-
house gases,” noted Joanna Haigh, Nicaragua’s Ortega holds crisis talks with opposition after unrest
a professor at Imperial College Lon- Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega Rights groups say at least 58 peo- all present “to think of Nicaragua.”
don, in commenting on the study. opened talks on Wednesday with op- ple were killed, the majority of them But student representatives in the
Two decades ago, CFCs -- more position groups in a bid to quell a protesters. room made clear that they want the
potent by far as greenhouse gases month of anti-government unrest that Ortega said Nicaragua’s police president and Murillo to step down.
than carbon dioxide or methane -- has seen more than 50 people killed. now have orders to not open fire. He They also used the occasion to
accounted for around ten percent of The Church-mediated dialogue, also said that “the deaths were on all reject Ortega’s portrayal of many of
human-induced global warming. which got underway in the capital sides,” not only that of the protesters. those killed as criminals or vandals.
Widely used in 1970s and 1980s Managua, involved representatives The 72-year-old leader, who previ- “They were students, not crimi-
as propellant in aerosol sprays, as of university students who are lead- ously ruled between 1979 and 1990, nals,” they yelled.
well as in refrigeration and air con- ing the protests against Ortega as is a former leftist Sandinista guer- The talks came one day after the
ditioning systems, CFCs do not exist well as some from business groups rilla who helped overthrow the US- most recent clashes between protest-
in nature. “This is the first time that and unions. backed dictatorship of Anastasio So- ers and police, in the northern town
emissions of one of the three most Ortega told the room that the aim moza, but who himself has become of Matagalpa, which has long been
abundant, long-lived CFCs have in- of the talks was to “get past this tragic seen as dictatorial. under the sway of Ortega’s Sandini-
creased for a sustained period since moment” and restore “peace” to the He has increasingly wielded power sta Front party. The town’s mayor,
production controls took effect in the country, one of Latin America’s poor- jointly with his wife Rosario Murillo, Sadrach Zeledon, said one person
1980s,” the study concluded. est. He was however interrupted by who is both his vice president and was killed by “right-wing vandalism
CFC-11 still contributes about a student representatives calling him a chief government spokesperson. groups,” referring to the demonstra-
quarter of all chlorine -- the chemical “murderer” and urging “an end to the Murillo, who attended the talks tors, who in turn said the victim,
that triggers the breakdown of ozone repression.” alongside her husband, said “we Wilber Reyes, was killed in attacks
-- reaching the stratosphere. “We have come to demand you or- came here in good faith” and urged launched by police.
The researchers said that the less der the immediate halt of the attacks.
rapid decline of CFC-11 could pre- You’re the boss of the paramilitaries,
vent ozone from returning to normal of the troops, of the mobs backing the
levels, or at least as quickly as hoped. government,” said a leader of the stu-
“A timely recovery of the strato- dent coalition, Lester Aleman.
spheric ozone layer depends on a The unrest was the worst faced by
sustained decline of CFC-11 concen- Ortega in his past 11 years as presi-
trations,” the wrote. Other scientists dent.
not involved in the study signalled its The protests were initially trig-
importance. “This is atmospheric de- gered by an aborted attempt to reform
tective work at its finest,” said Piers the near-bankrupt social security
Forester, head of the Priestley Inter- system, but quickly morphed into a
national Centre for Climate at the street movement demanding Ortega’s
University of Leeds. ouster over a range of grievances.

Page 3 Thursday May 17, 2018
“We’re never going to be able to litigate our way out of investment fraud” Wall Street Indexes
US SEC launches phony cryptocurrency ‘sale’ to educate about scams Dow Jones 24,768.93 + 0.25%
+ 0.63%
S&P 2,722.46 + 0.41%
International Stock Indexes
Boy, do US financial regulators have and SEC Chair Jay Clayton to ramp this educational site with many of the Australia 6,106.960 + 0.15%
a deal for you: buy digital coins, trav- up their public outreach. classic warning signs of fraud.” Frankfurt 12,996.33 + 0.20%
el to luxurious resorts...and learn how “We’re never going to be able to The site also includes an impres- Italy 23,734.22 - 2.32%
not to get scammed out of your life litigate our way out of investment sively worded white paper, complete London 7,734.20 + 0.15%
savings. fraud,” Schock said. “It comes down with graphics, that promises dis- Madrid 10,111.00 - 0.95%
The Securities and Exchange Com- to investor education so they will rec- counted travel without ever explain- Paris 5,567.54 + 0.26%
mission on Wednesday launched the ognize the red flags.” ing how an investor would recoup Tokyo 22,717.23 - 0.44% website, which The Howey Coins site, which was their money. Schock called it “nine Toronto 16,108.06 + 0.06%
looks just like one of the investments developed in just a few weeks with pages of nothing.” Latin-American Stock Indexes
that have flourished in the Bitcoin SEC staff doing the design and con- “Fraudsters can quickly build an Bogota 1,547.37 - 1.53%
era, complete with celebrity endorse- tent, with suggestions from other attractive website and load it up with Buenos Aires 31,753.64 + 3.51%
ments, research, and pictures of tropi- state and national regulators, features convoluted jargon to lure investors Lima 20,962.80 - 0.73%
cal destinations. a host of those red flags. into phony deals,” said SEC Chief Mexico 46,019.07 - 1.08%
But all the links for the initial coin It has a countdown clock to drum Counsel Owen Donley, who doubles Panama 479.31 + 0.11%
offering take you to education sites up excitement, and various invest- as Howey Coins co-founder “Josh Santiago 5,727.86 + 0.30%
that warn against giving money to ment levels offering special dis- Hinze.” One investment scam the Sao Paulo 86,536.97 + 1.65%
dubious investments and without do- counts, and promises it is registered SEC shut down in late March, Aris- Venezuela 21,797.170 + 5.96%
ing thorough research. with the US government, all accom- eBank, claimed to have raised $600 Most Active Stocks
“It’s just so ripe for fraud,” said panied by a serious of attractive stock million and was endorsed by for- 3D Systems Corp 13.12 + 1.78%
Lori Schock, director of the SEC’s pictures of luxury resorts, palm trees mer heavyweight boxing champion 3M Co 200.19 - 1.10%
Office of Investor Education and and sparkling wine. Evander Holyfield. Alcoa 50.19 - 0.69%
Advocacy. Just four years ago her of- It has photos of the company’s staff Schock said the key messages to Amex 100.59 - 0.15%
fice fielded fewer than 10 complaints but no biographies -- actually SEC investors were to do background AT&T 32.3 + 0.65%
about dubious cryptocurrency invest- employees, several of whom seem to checks on company representatives B. of America 31.06 - 0.51%
ments. Last year there were well over be wearing the same glasses -- and to see if they are registered as invest- Boeing 340.97 - 0.34%
120 and “this year it continues to fake celebrity endorsements. ment advisors, check the SEC web- Caterpillar 153.69 + 0.72%
grow,” Schock told AFP. “The rapid growth of the ‘ICO’ site to find out if they have been in- Chevron 129.67 - 0.05%
People put money in and then find market, and its widespread promotion volved in fraud previously and never Cisco Systems 45.16 - 0.70%
they cannot get it back out and no lon- as a new investment opportunity, has to invest with a credit card -- some- Coca Cola 41.55 - 0.41%
ger get a response from the company, provided fertile ground for bad actors thing legitimate firms will not allow. Exxon Mobil 82.02 + 0.28%
many of which are located overseas. to take advantage of our Main Street “What they’re touting, the curren- General Electric 15.03 + 2.18%
The SEC has taken action and shut investors,” Clayton said in a state- cy or the product, may be virtual but H.P. 22.23 + 0.86%
down several fraudulent schemes that ment. “We embrace new technolo- the pain is real,” she said, urging in- Home Depot 186.38 - 0.85%
amounted to tens of millions of dol- gies, but we also want investors to vestors in all cases to not invest more IBM 144.63 + 0.62%
lars but the scope prompted her office see what fraud looks like, so we built than they can afford to lose. Intel 54.64 + 1.34%
Johnson & Johnson 125.35 + 0.18%
But it warned of lurking risks from trade wars and other political upsets JPMorgan 113.34 + 0.27%
German chemical industry hails strong start to 2018 Kraft Heinz Co 59.29 + 0.42%
- 0.12%
Germany’s powerful chemicals sec- ($60.5 billion), while production was off potential trade wars between the Merck & Co 59.75 + 0.93%
tor booked a strong first quarter as 6.7 percent higher, the Federation of US, China and the European Union, Microsoft 97.15 + 0.26%
global growth fired demand, an in- the Chemical Industry (VCI) said in a lacking progress in Britain’s EU exit Pfizer 35.68 - 0.03%
dustry federation said Wednesday, statement. “Our firms are still mostly talks, and smouldering crises in the Procter & Gamble 73.53 + 0.80%
but it warned of lurking risks from confident that the upwards trend in the Middle East. Travelers Cos 130.15 + 0.22%
trade wars and other political upsets. chemicals business will continue this Nevertheless, the VCI confirmed United Tech. 124.78 + 0.18%
In the first three months, revenues year,” VCI president Kurt Bock said. its March forecast of 4.5 percent Verizon 47.86 + 0.15%
in the sector grew 5.7 percent year- But he added that “risks to the busi- growth in revenues in 2018, to around Wal-Mart 86.13 + 1.90%
on-year, to around 51.1 billion euros ness cycle have increased”, checking 204 billion euros. Walt Disney 105.04 + 2.06%
“The EU and US are friends and partners, therefore US tariffs cannot be justified on the basis of national security”
EU slams ‘absurd’ Trump metal tariffs
EU President Donald Tusk on Wednes- measures in line with international The European Commission, which agreement negotiated by the EU and
day slammed US tariffs against Euro- rules. handles trade talks for the bloc, re- US, but dumped when the protection-
pean metals imports as “absurd” ahead “It is absurd to even think that cently opened the door to a “re- ist Trump came to power. EU offi-
of an EU leaders summit set to deter- the EU could be a threat to the US. stricted” trade agreement with the cials said the meeting in Sofia was a
mine Europe’s next course of action We need to bring back reality in this US, which would offer Trump lower crucial step to decide on how to move
against Trump-led protectionism. discussion, which is not the case to- tariffs on certain industrial and ag- forward. European and US nego-
“The EU and US are friends and day,” Tusk said in unusually harsh ricultural products. Germany is in tiators have spoken several times to
partners, therefore US tariffs cannot language against the EU’s historic favour of such an opening, unlike resolve the conflict since the tariffs
be justified on the basis of national ally. France, which fears the spectre of the were first announced in March, but
security,” Tusk told reporters in the In retaliation, Europe has lined up very unpopular TTIP, the major trade without a breakthrough.
Bulgarian capital Sofia. its own punitive tariffs on American
Tusk spoke ahead an EU leaders imports, including iconic items such
dinner to tackle the latest policies of as Harley-Davidson motorbikes, blue Foreign Exchange
US President Donald Trump, includ- jeans and bourbon whiskey.
ing his shock abandonment of the These will officially become en- EURO USA CAN UK AUS SWISS H.KONG JAP
Iran nuclear deal. forceable next month, but Europeans EURO - 1.18 1.52 .87 1.56 1.18 9.20 130.00
He also slammed Trump’s “capri- have committed for now not to use USA .85 - 1.28 .74 1.33 1.00 7.87 109.89
cious assertiveness” and said the US them as talks with the US are still on- CAN .66 .78 - .58 1.04 .80 6.10 86.00
leader acted more like an enemy than going, in fear of sparking a trade war. UK 1.15 1.35 1.72 - 1.82 1.35 10.60 149.00
a friend. Behind Tusk’s message of unity AUS .64 .75 .96 .55 - .75 5.90 83.00
The trade dispute erupted when and firmness, Europeans are study- SWISS .85 1.00 1.25 .74 1.33 - 7.80 110.00
Trump imposed steep tariffs on steel ing several scenarios to put an end to H.KONG .11 .13 .16 .09 .17 .13 - 14.10
and aluminium, citing national secu- the trade row, short of triggering the JAP .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .01 .07 -
rity reasons in a move that put the countermeasures.

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“Nothing has happened with ZTE except as it pertains to the larger trade deal” EU chief
US’s Mnuchin to lead trade talks with China With friends like Trump,
US Treasury Secretary Steven the departure of White House eco- meetings haven’t even started yet!”
Mnuchin will lead trade talks with nomic advisor Gary Cohn over trade However, Ross has said twice in who needs enemies
China due to take place on Thurs- issues, was left off the list, although the past week that the two sides had The European Union’s top official
day and Friday as the countries try to the statement said “Additional senior exchanged detailed lists of demands. launched a stinging attack Wednes-
head off a trade war. Administration Officials will also Trump’s remarks followed an AFP day on President Donald Trump,
“These meetings are a continuation participate.” According to press re- report last week that a Chinese state slamming his “capricious assertive-
of the talks held in Beijing two weeks ports, Navarro sparred with Mnuchin enterprise was pumping hundreds of ness” and saying the US leader acted
ago and will focus on rebalancing the over his handling of the China talks millions of dollars into an Indonesian more like an enemy than a friend.
United States–China bilateral eco- and was barred from attending the real estate development linked to the EU president Donald Tusk urged
nomic relationship,” the White House meetings this week. American president’s business em- leaders meeting in Bulgaria to form
said in a statement. Meanwhile, Trump earlier on pire, prompting questions of possible a “united European front” against
The US has threatened to impose 25 Wednesday denied caving to China quid-pro-quo for ZTE. Trump’s withdrawal from the Iranian
percent punitive duties on up to $150 over US sanctions on the telecoms ZTE was fined $1.2 billion in nuclear deal and his move to impose
billion in Chinese goods while China equipment maker ZTE. March 2017 but last month it was trade tariffs on Europe.
has targeted $50 billion in American The comments followed Trump’s prohibited from receiving needed Tusk even compared the US ad-
exports. China’s Vice Premier Liu He surprise announcement on Sunday US parts after the Commerce Depart- ministration to Europe’s traditional
leads the trade delegation from Bei- that the administration was exploring ment found the company had lied foes Moscow and Beijing as he
jing. US Commerce Secretary Wilbur ways to soften the blow from a ban multiple times and failed to take ac- launched his broadside before a din-
Ross and US Trade Representative on exporting crucial US technology tions against employees responsible ner of the 28 leaders in Sofia where
Robert Lighthizer also will participate. to the company, which Washington for sanctions violations on Iran and they discussed the issue.
The talks, part of a busy week of trade says violated sanctions and misled North Korea. “Looking at the latest decisions
negotiations and tight deadlines, have US officials. The company faced collapse as a of President Trump, someone could
become enmeshed in political intrigue “Nothing has happened with ZTE result and Trump said Sunday he and even think with friends like that, who
after an adviser to President Donald except as it pertains to the larger trade Chinese President Xi Jinping were needs enemies,” Tusk told reporters.
Trump who is considered a hardliner deal,” Trump said on Twitter. exploring ways to get the company “But frankly speaking, Europe
on China was left out. “China has seen our demands. “back into business fast,” and or- should be grateful to President
Peter Navarro, who was seen as There has been no folding as the me- dered the Commerce Department to Trump, because thanks to him we
having a more dominant role with dia would love people to believe. The take action. have got rid of all illusions. He has
made us realise that if you need a
The company said Wednesday helping hand you will find one at the
end of your arm.”
Lachlan Murdoch to head ‘new’ Fox after asset sale The transatlantic rift has hijacked
Rupert Murdoch’s son Lachlan would The plan announced last year, Fox Sports, Fox Television Stations the agenda of a summit on Thursday
assume the role of chairman and which remains subject to regula- Group, and sports cable networks. at which the EU leaders will meet
chief executive at 21st Century Fox tory approval, would give Disney “We have worked through the win- their Balkan counterparts in a bid to
following the closing of a proposed the vaunted Fox Hollywood film and ter ‘standing up’ a reimagined inde- foster closer ties and keep Russia out
deal to sell key portions of the media- television studios, cable entertain- pendent Fox,” Lachlan Murdoch said of their backyard.
entertainment group to Disney, the ment networks and international TV in a statement. European ministers met a top Ira-
company said Wednesday. businesses. “The strengths of the new com- nian official in Brussels on Tuesday
Under the plan, 87-year-old Rupert The new Fox would included Fox pany, a leader in news, sports and in a bid to save the Iranian nuclear ac-
Murdoch would be co-chairman of News Channel, Fox Business Net- entertainment, present truly unique cord after Trump decided to pull out.
the streamlined media group. work, Fox Broadcasting Company, opportunities.” Meanwhile the EU is still trying to
win exemptions from tariffs on steel
“You could request voter suppression” and aluminium exports.
Tusk called for more unity in the
Cambridge Analytica shared data with Russia: whistleblower divided EU -- which is set to lose
Political consulting group Cambridge information on ‘rumor campaigns’ for its political campaigns, including Britain as a member next year -- to
Analytica used Russian research- and ‘attitudinal inoculation’” with “attempting to divert health ministry face the growing challenges.
ers and shared data with companies companies and executives linked to funds in a struggling African country “Besides the traditional political
linked to Russian intelligence, a the Russian intelligence agency FSB. to support a politician’s re-election challenges such as the rise of China
whistleblower told a congressional The hearing is part of a broad in- campaign.” He told senators that one or the aggressive stance of Russia, we
hearing on interference in the 2016 quiry on both sides of the Atlantic of the goals of firm was to discourage are witnessing today a new phenom-
US election Wednesday. over the misuse of Facebook data by or suppress voter turnout, especially enon: the capricious assertiveness of
Christopher Wylie, who leaked in- the consulting firm working on Don- of black voters, and that this was a fo- the American administration,” Tusk
formation on the British-based firm’s ald Trump’s 2016 campaign. cus of Trump ally Steve Bannon. said.
hijacking of data on millions of Face- Facebook has accused Cambridge “You could request voter sup- “I have no doubt that in the new
book users, told a Senate panel he be- Analytica of misappropriating its pression,” Wylie said in response to global game, Europe will either be
lieves Russian intelligence services user data by violating terms of the a question about tactics used in po- one of the major players, or a pawn.
had access to data harvested by the data agreement with Kogan, the litical campaigns. “I am aware of re- This is the only real alternative.”
consultancy. Wylie told the panel that academic researcher whose app was search that was being looked at about After the talks, a European source
Russian-American researcher Alek- downloaded by some 270,000 Face- what motivates and indeed what de- told AFP the leaders agreed on a
sandr Kogan, who created an applica- book users and also “scraped” data motivates certain types of people” to “united EU approach” on the Iran
tion to harvest Facebook user profile from an estimated 87 million. vote, Wylie said. He added that he deal, including continued support for
data, was working at the same time Facebook has said other apps may was aware of “black ops” at the com- the agreement if Tehran abides by it.
on Russian-funded projects, includ- also have misused personal data and pany, “which I understood to include They also agreed to “initiate work
ing “behavioral research.” this week suspended some 200 ap- using hackers to break into computer to protect European companies nega-
“This means that in addition to plications as part of its investigation. systems to acquire ‘kompromat’ or tively affected by the US decision,”
Facebook data being accessed in On Tuesday, the New York Times other intelligence for its clients.” which involves Washington reimpos-
Russia, there are reasonable grounds reported that the FBI and Justice are He said that one of the tactics used ing sanctions on the Iranian nuclear
to suspect that CA may have been an investigating Cambridge Analytica to interfere with voter participation programme.
intelligence target of Russian security for potential criminal violations. included “weaponizing fear.” British Prime Minister Theresa
services...(and) that Russian security The Times said it was unclear “In one country, CA produced vid- May, German Chancellor Angela
services may have been notified of whether the probe was linked to the eos intended to suppress turnout by Merkel and French President Em-
the existence of CA’s Facebook data,” one led by Special Counsel Robert showing voters sadistic images of manuel Macron -- whose countries
Wylie said in his written testimony. Mueller, who is investigating wheth- victims being burned alive, under- are the signatories to the Iran deal
Wylie added that Cambridge Ana- er the Trump campaign colluded with going forced amputations with ma- along with the US, Russia and China,
lytica “used Russian researchers to Russia. Wylie told the panel that “the chetes and having their throats cut in gave their views on the situation to
gather its data, (and) openly shared ethos of the firm was ‘anything goes’” a ditch,” he said. their colleagues, he said.

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“After a loss in Madrid, it’s important to come back strong. And that’s what I did today” Gaming
Nadal, Djokovic power on as Thiem crashes out in Rome The race is on for slice of
lucrative US gambling pie
Former winners Rafael Nadal and es,” said Thiem. Bulgarian third seed The US Supreme Court’s lifting of a
Novak Djokovic powered into the Grigor Dimitrov also suffered an ban on sports gambling has sparked a
third round of the Italian Open in early exit, going out to Japan’s Kei race to cash in on what is being seen
Rome on Wednesday but Austrian Nishikori after a marathon 6-7 (4/7), as a multi-billion dollar opportunity.
Dominic Thiem fell at the first hurdle. 7-5, 6-4 battle. US states and companies are jos-
Sixth seed Thiem crashed out just a Former world number one Karo- tling to be the first to allow punters to
week after inflicting a first clay-court lina Pliskova was so angry she put try their luck on everything from the
defeat on Nadal in over a year in a hole in the umpire’s chair with her Super Bowl to the “March Madness”
Madrid which cost the Spaniard the racket instead of shaking hands af- college basketball tournament.
world number one ranking. ter losing to Greece’s Maria Sakkari. And it may not be a question of
The 24-year-old destroyed his Pliskova, the sixth seed, argued years or months but of days before
racket in fury as he suffered his first lengthily after an overhead shot was they get their chance to lay down a
defeat to Italian Fabio Fognini in incorrectly ruled out and both the line bet. Monmouth Park, a horse racing
three meetings, sinking 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 judge and the umpire said they could track in New Jersey, has partnered
at the Foro Italico. not find the mark. with British bookmaker William Hill
Nadal later eased through 6-1, 6-0 The controversial shot came in the and said it will begin taking sports
against Bosnian Damir Dzumhur as third set with the Czech serving at 5-5 bets at the track on May 28.
he targets an eighth Rome title and (30/30). She could not conceal her Within hours of the Supreme Court
first since 2013. fury as she went on to lose the match ruling, two leading fantasy sports
“After a loss in Madrid, it’s impor- 3-6, 6-3, 7-5. companies -- FanDuel and DraftK-
tant to come back strong. And that’s Instead of shaking hands with the ings -- announced plans to branch out
what I did today,” said Nadal, who Rafael Nadal (Photo AFP) umpire after the match, Pliskova first into sports wagering.
received a first-round bye. trail three months after elbow surgery put her hand out before beating up the It was a lawsuit filed by New Jer-
The 31-year-old, who claimed the and eased past Georgia’s Nikoloz chair. sey that led to the landmark US Su-
11th titles of his career at both Monte Basilashvili 6-4, 6-2. Earlier, top women’s seed Simona preme Court ruling on Monday that
Carlo and Barcelona, took the first set The Serbia will next play Spaniard Halep needed just under an hour to legalized sports gambling in states
in 34 minutes, coasting to victory in Albert Ramos Vinolas who needed advance 6-1, 6-0 past Naomi Osaka other than Nevada.
just an hour. three sets to get past American eighth to avenge her defeat to the Japanese In a 6-3 ruling, the nation’s top
The 16-time Grand Slam winner seed John Isner 6-7 (5/7), 7-6 (7/2), player in Indian Wells. court declared unconstitutional a
next takes on either Canadian Denis 7-6 (7/5). Fognini, ranked 21, next “It was one of those helpless feel- 1992 federal law which banned wa-
Shapovalov, 19, or Robin Haase of plays Germany’s Peter Gojowczyk ings,” conceded 20-year-old Osaka gering on professional and university
the Netherlands. before a possible quarter-final show- who could be heard saying “I want to sports. It is now up to individual states
“Today was a positive day. I don’t down with top seed Nadal. cry” courtside. to pass legislation permitting betting
know how many mistakes I did, but “If you compare it to Madrid there Halep needed to save four break on baseball, basketball, American
not much,” said Nadal. Djokovic, a were a lot of close matches I could points in her opening service game football, ice hockey and other sports.
four-time winner, is on the comeback have lost there too. I did have chanc- for 1-1 but then reeled off 12 in a row. Betting on horse racing has been
permitted in most US states but Ne-
Klinsmann Golf NBA vada was essentially the only US
US would be heading to Woods to play Memorial Celtics ace Smart hits state until now where gamblers could
legally lay down money on other pas-
World Cup under me ahead of US Open out at ‘dirty’ Smith times. The Supreme Court left open
the possibility for Congress to regu-
Former United States coach Jurgen Former world number one Tiger Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart late sports gambling directly but ex-
Klinsmann believes he would have Woods has committed to play in Jack has accused Cleveland Cavaliers perts said individual states are likely
successfully taken the team to the Nicklaus’s Memorial Tournament lat- rival J.R. Smith of being a “dirty” to move faster on the question than
World Cup had he not been sacked er this month as he ramps up his prep- player after the two almost came to Washington.
during the qualification campaign. arations for the US Open, tournament blows in game two of the Eastern “It’s possible that members of
In an interview with Sports Illus- organisers confirmed Wednesday. Conference Finals. Congress will try to introduce legis-
trated, the former Germany striker A statement said Woods, a five- Smart lunged at Smith after the lation to deal with the aftermath of
and coach was adamant that he could time winner at Memorial, had added Cavs player shoved an airborne Al this decision,” said Michelle Minton,
have turned around qualifying before the May 31-June 3 tournament to his Horford in the back as the Celtics a senior fellow at the Competitive
he was axed in 2016. schedule along with newly-minted took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Enterprise Institute. “I don’t expect
Klinsmann was fired after opening world number one Justin Thomas. series on Tuesday at the TD Garden. that they’re going to get very far,”
defeats by Mexico and Costa Rica in Tournament founder and host Smith was later issued with a fla- Minton said, adding that she expects
CONCACAF’s six-team final round Nicklaus welcomed Woods’ return grant foul over the push, which sent a “bunch of states” to legalize betting
of qualifying. He was subsequently to the event at Muirfield Village Golf Horford crashing to the floor. Smart in the next few months.
replaced by Bruce Arena, but the Club in Dublin, Ohio. The 14-time meanwhile needed to be restrained af- “They’re going to experiment,”
team suffered a disastrous defeat major champion last played the tour- ter angrily confronting Smith over the she said. “They’re going to try differ-
to Trinidad & Tobago in their final nament in 2015. incident. “You know, and I just looked ent tax rates, different levels of prod-
group game to miss out on Russia. Nicklaus said he believed Woods, at it, Al is a defenseless person. He’s in uct availability, online and offline.
Klinsmann told Sports Illustrated who has made a comeback to golf the air. He can’t control how his body “And over the years, they’ll figure
he is certain the team would have re- this season after missing most of the goes, and he’s not even looking, and out what works best for them, what’s
covered from the opening defeats to previous two years through injury, is you go and take two hands to the back, the most profitable.”
book a place in the finals. close to claiming a tournament vic- that’s a dirty shot,” Smart said follow- Minton noted that New Jersey,
“The team was on track. We would tory. “I have been so impressed with ing Boston’s 107-94 win. home to Atlantic City, the largest US
have swallowed the early defeats Tiger during his comeback, and as I “You just can’t allow that to keep gambling hub after Las Vegas, has
and moved on and get the job done,” said after last weekend, I think he is happening. That’s not the first time been “thinking about this longer than
Klinsmann said. “You build a new on the verge of winning for the first JR has done some dirty stuff, espe- I think any other state has except for
skeleton between World Cups and time in several years,” Nicklaus said. cially playing against us. He’s known maybe Nevada.” Jason Settlemoir,
we hadn’t built the skeleton yet,” Woods finished strongly at The for it, especially playing against us. general manager of the Meadowlands
Klinsmann said. “When we lost two Players Championship in Ponte Ve- We know that. Racetrack, located in New Jersey less
games, we were still building the skel- dra Beach last weekend, posting a “So you know, it’s like a bully, you than nine miles (15 kilometers) from
eton. Sorry we lost two games! Then seven-under-par 65 in the third round keep letting a bully keep picking on Manhattan, said he expects to offer
[the United States Soccer Federation] before closing with a three-under-par you, he’s going to pick on you until sports betting ahead of the opening of
became emotional. ... But they made 69 to finish seven shots adrift of tour- you finally stand up, and that’s what the National Football League season
their decision, so no problem.” nament winner Webb Simpson. I tried to do.” on September 6.

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The aim of the game is to fill a 9x9 grid (81 squares) that is subdivided into 3x3 “sub-squares, with each of the numbers one through nine, besides
the ones that are already filled with numbers.
The rule is that each number appear only once per row, once per column, and only once per sub-square. It is rather easy to solve, in fact no math-
ematical knowledge is required. The solutions are indicated below.
Have fun!

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7 2 8 6 4 5 1 3 5 9

4 1 3 5 9 2 7 8 4 5

2 6 1 5

2 8 5 6 4 5 1 3

1 7 2 7 8 1 6
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
5 9 3 7 8 6 9 10 3 11 7
12 13 14
6 8 9 15 16 2 17
18 19 20 21
5 6 4 2 3 1 5 9 22 7 23 24 3
25 26 27
8 1 2 5 3 7 4 28 9 29 6 30 5
31 32 33 34
35 36 37
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1 Cubic centimeter 1 Cassette tape's replacement
9 10 11
3 Spiritedness 2 Silly
6 Fall mo. 3 Promethium (abbr.)
12 13 14 9 Doctrines 4 Flying insect
11 Moving truck 5 Pressure unit
12 Chlorine (abbr.) 6 Kiln
15 16 17
13 What fruit needs to do 7 Support bracket
15 Stretch to make do 8 Tennessee (abbr.)
18 19 20 21 16 Opposed 10 Bottoms
18 Meticulously well-dressed men 14 El __
21 Neuter pronoun 15 Swiss-like cheese
22 23 24
22 Morning hours 17 Object
23 Base 19 Platter
25 26 27 25 Volume 20 Catalyst
27 Rock group 24 Sailing vessel
28 Star Trek Dr. 26 Replace a striker
28 29 30
30 Hospital feeding tube 29 Lubricate
31 Killed in action 31 Kilowatt (abbr.)
31 32 33 34 32 Mental pictures 33 Near
35 Net 34 Southeast
36 Lease
35 36 37
37 Second scale note
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12 Chlorine (abbr.) 6 Kiln
13 What fruit needs to do 7 Support bracket
15 Stretch to make do 8 Tennessee (abbr.)
16 Opposed 10 Bottoms
18 Meticulously well-dressed men 14 El __
21 Neuter pronoun 15 Swiss-like cheese
22 Morning hours 17 Object
23 Base 19 Platter
25 Volume 20 Catalyst
27 Rock group 24 Sailing vessel
28 Star Trek Dr. 26 Replace a striker
30 Hospital feeding tube 29 Lubricate
31 Killed in action 31 Kilowatt (abbr.)
32 Mental pictures 33 Near
35 Net 34 Southeast
36 Lease
37 Second scale note

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