Argentina’s ex-president Fernández to face trial over alleged bombing cover-up

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner among 12 officials and others to be tried in case of 1994 bombing of Jewish community center

Argentina’s former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will face trial over an alleged cover-up of Iranian involvement in a 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires, judicial authorities announced on Monday.

Eleven other former officials and people close to Fernández’s government will also be tried on charges of cover-up and abuse of power, the federal judge Claudio Bonadio said in a ruling released on Monday by Argentina’s official judicial information center (CIJ).

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On This Day: Prince Receives 2000 Artist of The Decade For Work In New Media From Soul Train

18 years ago, on this very day, Prince (one of the most influential personalities of all time) was named Male Artist of The Decade at The 2000 Soul Train Awards. Presented by Public Enemy’s lead emcee Chuck D and accompanied by his friend, partner and advisor L. Londell McMillan, Prince accepted this accolade with humility and purpose. The award highlighted his exceptional leadership in the industry and the way he transformed the consumption of content in the emerging digital age, but his speech was about revolutionary ownership.

The artist said as he accepted his award:

“Some people find it odd that when we win anything in this game, we give praise back unto God. Well, in somebody else’s game any triumph makes us feel blessed. When it is your game, you make the rules and everything comes easy.  All your friends are in key positions, so when you decide you don’t want to play anymore, you never leave empty handed…  Can somebody say ‘Golden Parachute!’ Well, it is not your game. You didn’t make the rules. So everything comes hard.  As long as you are signed to a contract, you are going to take a minority share of the winnings.”

Prince and McMillan worked continuously throughout the 90s to build a standard of ownership through within the musician community through the Artist Empowerment Coalition, a model that is still being followed today. Chuck D referenced this mindset in his opening remarks when he said that if you don’t own your “masters” the “master” will own you.  This mindset resonates especially with Hip-Hop artists who use their digital platforms to get their music directly to their fans even now, almost 20 years later.

The Artist continued his remarks by speaking to the great spirit of Black people:

 “…A select few of us will do well.  The majority will not. So as a people, we will be considered a minority. But let’s stop and take a moment to look at yourself. There is nothing minor about you. You are a blessed people.  You’re the most talented on earth and you are still grateful. That is why upon winning in their game, you always think God. Tonight, I would like to ask one favor of you. Imagine what it would be like in our own game. Peace and love for one another.”

Londell McMillan is the Founder & Chairman of the NorthStar Group, which owns The Source.

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Trailer for House of Cards Season 6 is Finally here

During the Academy Awards, Netflix aired a teaser for the sixth and final season of their popular series House of Cards and we are all here for it! It’s going to be the first season since lead actor Kevin Spacey, who played conniving politician Frank Underwood, got booted from the show by Netflix after the sexual assault allegations.

In the short clip Robin Wright’s character Claire Underwood finally stands in the Oval office as the first female President of the United States. Picking up from where the last season left off, the show will focus in on Clair Underwood’s presidency. The camera goes through the busy corridors of the white house to the Oval Office where Clair confidently stands behind the desk and says with a grin “We’re just getting started.” The teaser ends with a tagline “Hail to the Chief”.

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Quick Takes: Xiaomi Plans to Enter U.S. Within a Year, Ritual Launches Apple Pay Promotion, and More

In addition to our standalone articles covering the latest Apple news and rumors at MacRumors, this Quick Takes column provides a bite-sized recap of other headlines about Apple and its competitors on weekdays.

Monday, March 5

Xiaomi plans to enter U.S. market within a year: “We’ve always been considering entering the U.S. market,” Xiaomi Chairman Lei Jun said at the sidelines of China’s annual legislative session in Beijing, according to the WSJ. “We plan to start entering the market by end 2018, or by early 2019.”

Commentary: Xiaomi was the world’s fifth-largest smartphone maker in 2017, with an estimated 92.4 million shipments, according to research firm IDC. To be successful in the United States, where Apple and Samsung reign supreme, the Chinese company will need a sales agreement with a big carrier like AT&T.

Ritual launches Apple Pay promotion: Today through March 16, any customer who orders with the Ritual app and pays with Apple Pay will have access to exclusive daily deals at 1,300 restaurants in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Boston, and Toronto.

Commentary: Ritual is a mobile app for ordering and paying ahead of time at participating restaurants and coffee shops, enabling customers to skip the line and pick up their food instantly upon arrival.

iPhone X supplier Finisar gives tour of its Texas facility: “We are trying to make this the VCSEL capital of the world,” said Finisar Vice President Curt Barratt, referring to the small town of Sherman, Texas.

Commentary: VCSELs, or vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers, are part of the TrueDepth camera system that enables Face ID on the iPhone X. In December, Apple announced it had awarded Finisar $390 million to expand its research and development and production capacity.

Apple Park: Transcript of 911 calls about injuries from walking into glass: Following reports of some Apple employees walking into glass doors at the company’s new headquarters, The San Francisco Chronicle obtained transcripts of 911 calls about related injuries via a public records request.

Commentary: Many people have accidentally walked into a door or two at some point. Hopefully the employees are okay. Apple is reportedly adding stickers to the glass doors to make them more visible.

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Trump Meets With Israeli Prime Minister Amid Growing Heat Over Tariff Announcement

WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork) — As he met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Trump doubled down Monday on the claim he doesn’t want a trade war as nations and members of his own party continued to react to his tariffs on steel and aluminum.

It was love at first sight at the White House for the two leaders.

“This is the first time we meet at America’s capitol since you declared Jerusalem Israel’s capital, and this was an historic proclamation,” Netanyahu said.

In coming to Washington, Netanyahu was escaping some political turmoil of his own. Back home, he faces a growing corruption investigation. On Tuesday, he’ll give a speech to a likely receptive audience at the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC.

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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as they meet in the Oval Office Monday. (Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

This comes after getting a warm reception from the president.

“We have the best relationship with Israel we ever had,” Trump said. “I think we are as close now as ever before.”

The joint press conference was dominated by questions over trade, after the president said last week he will impose tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum imports, and that no nations will be exempt.

“People have to understand, our country, on trade, has been ripped off by virtually every country in the world whether it’s friend or enemy,” Trump said.

House Speaker Paul Ryan wrote in a statement that he believes the tariffs could lead to a trade war. Ryan and other Republican leaders have been urging Mister Trump to reconsider.

“You’re punishing the American consumer and our allies,” Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said. “You’re making a huge mistake here. Go after China, not the rest of the world.”

The president says he won’t back down in the face of possible retaliation from other nations.

“If they want to do something then we’ll just tax their cars that they send in here like water,” Trump said.

The president added the tariffs could be lifted for Canada and Mexico if those nations are willing to offer more favorable terms under a new NAFTA deal.

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France to raise the age of consent after men escape rape charges

Children under 15 will be protected by change in the law following high-profile cases

France plans to make 15 the age of sexual consent after a public outcry over two cases of sex involving 11-year-old girls, equality minister Marlène Schiappa said on Monday.

After public consultations and the recommendation of a panel of experts, “the government has decided to set the age at 15”, Schiappa told AFP.

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