Construction at a military base that is slated to host the Mexican capital's new commercial airport will begin next week, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said at the site of the project on Wednesday. "We will being construction of Mexico City's new airport next Monday," said Lopez Obrador in a speech at the Santa Lucia military air base, north of the sprawling capital in the neighbouring State of Mexico. Lopez Obrador said in late December that construction would begin in January for the controversial airport project being overseen by the military.
NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Before the undertakers could move in, Anusha Kumari wrested herself away from her sisters and flung herself on the three coffins, wailing. In an instant on Sunday, the 43-year-old woman was left childless and a widow when suicide bombers launched a coordinated attack on churches and luxury hotels in and near Sri Lanka's capital of Colombo.
The Trump administration on Wednesday granted important exemptions to new sanctions on Iran's Revolutionary Guard, watering down the effects of the measures while also eliminating an aspect that would have complicated U.S. foreign policy efforts. Foreign governments and businesses that have dealings with the Revolutionary Guard and its affiliates will not be subject to a ban on U.S. travel under waivers outlined by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in two notices published in the Federal Register.
U.S. activist investor Elliott revealed a 1.2 billion euro .3billion stake in SAP on Wednesday and said it supported a new management efficiency drive, sending shares in the German business software company to a record high. SAP has until now escaped the attention of activist investors, steered by co-founder and Chairman Hasso Plattner who has withstood tough competition from U.S. rivals and is still the biggest shareholder in the German company with 6.5 percent. It reported an adjusted operating margin of 24 percent for the first quarter as it grapples with a catch-up transition to cloud computing.
The University of Kansas and Adidas announced Wednesday an extension of their contract through 2031, despite an FBI investigation centered on the footwear and apparel company that cast a negative light on the Jayhawks' athletic programs. The Jayhawks have worn Adidas gear since 2005. The original eight-year agreement was extended by six years through 2019, then another extension was put on hold last fall amid the investigation.
New polls from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the Higher Education Analytics Center at NORC find about 4 in 10 saying the college admissions process is fair and a similar share saying it’s unfair. (April 24)
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police chief said Wednesday that he is "disgusted" by a video recording showing an officer threatening and cursing a woman during a traffic stop that turned violent.
MADRID (AP) — Spain's Civil Guard says the bodies of a German woman and her 10-year-old son have been found in a cave in the Canary island of Tenerife and that the boy's father, who was also German, has been arrested.
Sudanese protest leaders raised the pressure on the country's army rulers on Wednesday, threatening a general strike and calling for a million-strong march to demand a civilian government.The military council that took power after veteran president Omar al-Bashir was ousted earlier this month meanwhile invited rally leaders to a new meeting.Siddiq Farouk, one of those leading the protests, told reporters the demonstrators were "preparing for a general strike" across the country if the army rulers refuse to hand power to a civilian administration.He also said that a "million-strong march" is planned for Thursday, confirming a call for a mammoth protest by the Sudanese Professionals Association, the group that launched protests against Bashir in December.For the first time, Sudanese judges have said they will join a sit-in outside army headquarters "to support change and for an independent judiciary".The demonstrations began in the central town of Atbara on 19 December against a decision by Bashir's government to triple bread prices.
CHEROKEE, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Republican Steve King says the criticism he has faced from fellow members of Congress over his offensive remarks gives him "better insight" into what Jesus Christ experienced when he was persecuted for his beliefs.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president shook up the country's top security establishment after officials failed to act on intelligence reports warning of possible attacks before the Easter bombings that killed over 350 people, his office said Wednesday. The capital of Colombo, meanwhile, remained rattled by reports that police were continuing to conduct controlled detonations of suspicious items three days after the attacks on churches and luxury hotels, and the U.S. ambassador said that Washington believes "the terrorist plotting is ongoing." During a televised speech to the nation Tuesday night, President Maithripala Sirisena said he would change the head of the defense forces within 24 hours, and on Wednesday he asked for the resignations of the defense secretary and national police chief in a dramatic internal shake-up.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president shook up the country's top security establishment after officials failed to act on intelligence reports warning of possible attacks before the Easter bombings that killed over 350 people, his office said Wednesday.