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Government drops idea of European Union workers fee, hours after floating it Government drops idea of European Union workers fee, hours after floating it
- January 14, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May is keen to seek a free-trade deal with New Zealand, but less keen to budge on Kiwis' rights to live and work in the UK. It has been estimated that almost 12% of the UK's 2.1 million construction workers come from overseas, mainly from the EU . Their names will be made available later this month and, he said, there are continuing discussions with other elected representatives of whether they will issue parallel proceedings. (more...)
Here's a glimpse of what Virat Kohli will do to England bowlers Here's a glimpse of what Virat Kohli will do to England bowlers
- January 14, 2017

In the Indian team setup, split-captaincy doesn't really work. "In my mind the last series was the South African series in India ". "Split captaincy does not work in our scenario and my views did not change after I quit from Test cricket". (more...)
Abe, Duterte hold talks on South China Sea Abe, Duterte hold talks on South China Sea
- January 14, 2017

Abe's next activity saw him standing in front of a stuffed Philippine Eagle, the national bird and one of the world's most endangered. He is on a six-day tour of Asia-Pacific nations and left for Australia yesterday. The two, he added, were at Duterte's home for 45 minutes and stayed in the bedroom for 10 minutes. Duterte reacted angrily previous year when the administration of US President Barack Obama aired concerns about extrajudicial killings in Duterte's anti-drug campaign. (more...)
India's Industrial Output Rebounds; Inflation Slows India's Industrial Output Rebounds; Inflation Slows
- January 14, 2017

Inflation measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) eased to 3.41% in December versus 3.63% seen in November 2016. Electricity generation rose nearly 9%, against just 1% a year ago; mining production rose 4%, against a decrease of 0.7% in November 2015. (more...)
Fallon Devotes Entire Show to Michelle Obama Fallon Devotes Entire Show to Michelle Obama
- January 13, 2017

Wonder told of the first time he met Barack Obama when he was running for senator. Michelle Obama explained that her youngest daughter stayed home. "That was prerequisite", she said. "It's nuts, I feel like crying right now. Families need to be protected in this". "We're trying to emulate that decency". However, she was in for a surprise when she realised that one of the speakers was her classmate from college. (more...)
Saudi oil cuts exceeds target and Kingdom may cut for longer
- January 13, 2017

Oil prices have recovered after a more than two-year slump caused by a glut due to USA shale oil flooding the market. Total U.S. crude oil production is estimated to have averaged 8.9 million b/d in 2016, down 0.5 million b/d from 2015, with all of the production decline in the Lower 48 onshore. (more...)
"Record Christmas" boosts Sainsbury's sales
- January 12, 2017

Wilson said: "It increasingly looks like Sainsbury's is losing market share, notably to Tesco, as the latter is enjoying a rebound". However, the Sainsbury's boss hit back and said: "Grocery retailing has been challenging but we see a solution to that when we add Argos sites to our stores sales go up". (more...)
Battling IS, Iraq troops reach bank of Tigris River in Mosul
- January 12, 2017

The advances however did slow down in November and December as the IS put up fierce resistance and used the civilian population as cover, therefore making it hard for Iraqi forces to target them. A spokesman for the rapid response units of Iraq's federal police Lieutenant-Colonel Abdel Amir al-Mohammedawi, told Reuters IS was hiding among civilians. (more...)
York child death: Katie Rough pictured as bridesmaid two weeks before York child death: Katie Rough pictured as bridesmaid two weeks before
- January 12, 2017

During the eight-minute court hearing, the defendant gazed forward while her lawyer responded to questions from the court about her name and address. Katie Rough was discovered by police behind a house in a quiet street in York on Monday. (more...)
Taliban bombers kill 30 in Kabul
- January 12, 2017

King and Weeks addressed U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, saying the Taliban is demanding release of its prisoners from the U.S. -run Bagram Airfield and at Pul-e-Charkhi, an Afghan detention center outside Kabul. The target of the blasts was probably an area that includes government and lawmakers' offices, according to Sediq Sediqqi, spokesman for the Interior Ministry. (more...)
Transport secretary Chris Grayling calls rail strikes 'not right, and not fair' Transport secretary Chris Grayling calls rail strikes 'not right, and not fair'
- January 11, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of London commuters were left with no train service on Tuesday as the latest strike in Britain's worst rail dispute in decades brought more travel misery the day after major disruption on the capital's underground system. (more...)
Kerry praises 'swift' arrest of suspect in Mexican shooting
- January 11, 2017

Security analyst Alejandro Hope said the shooting didn't appear to be a robbery or attempted kidnapping and that it wasn't clear whether organized crime was involved, although Jalisco authorities have ruled that out. The FBI had offered a reward of $20,000 for information on the perpetrator. Jalisco state is dominated by the hyper-violent Jalisco New Generation cartel. (more...)
U.S. blacklists Putin's close aide, 4 others for human rights abuses U.S. blacklists Putin's close aide, 4 others for human rights abuses
- January 11, 2017

Bastrykin is the head of the federal Investigative Committee, the Russian analogue to the FBI that has directed numerous politically charged criminal cases against opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The reason why the Magnitsky Act had still not included President Putin himself was that Washington does not want a complete breakdown in its ties with Moscow, according to a senior administration official. (more...)
American Man Charged for Attempted Assassination of US Diplomat to Mexico
- January 11, 2017

He made his initial court appearance Tuesday and was ordered held pending a detention hearing Friday in federal court in Virginia. Ashcroft told investigators that as he was leaving his gym next to a Guadalajara shopping center early Friday evening, a man wearing what appeared to be blue medical scrubs and a wig started following him to his vehicle. (more...)
Boris Johnson Meets Donald Trump Aides In New York
- January 10, 2017

Asked "as a woman" how she felt about the comments, Mrs May told Sky News: "I think that's unacceptable , but in fact Donald Trump himself has said that and has apologised for it". It is Johnson's second visit to NY as foreign secretary. Although an official date has not yet been confirmed, it is expected to take place within weeks of Trump's inauguration on January 20. (more...)
Former Iranian President Ayatollah Rafsanjani passes away
- January 09, 2017

In 2006, Rafsanjani was implicated by Argentinian investigators in one of the deadliest instances of Iranian terrorism overseas - a 1994 suicide truck bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, in which 85 people were killed. (more...)
South Korea scandal: Choi and Park cases in court
- January 06, 2017

The attorneys for the National Assembly's impeachment and prosecution committee have announced they will call witnesses during that hearing in the following order: Jung, who has acknowledged the prosecutors' charges against him; Ahn, who has testified that he received orders from the president; and Choi, who has denied the charges against her. (more...)
GOP Vows to Defund Planned Parenthood, and Pro-Abortionists FLIPPED OUT GOP Vows to Defund Planned Parenthood, and Pro-Abortionists FLIPPED OUT
- January 06, 2017

However, the lawmakers have yet to come up with a replacement for the legislation, which could leave the healthcare industry in years-long limbo and/or cause millions of Americans to lose health insurance coverage. That means Republicans will need just a simple majority of members to pass those measures. For those keeping count, that's two out of 52 Senate Republicans potentially defecting. (more...)
UK Ambassador to European Union resigns UK Ambassador to European Union resigns
- January 04, 2017

The move came just a few months before the United Kingdom is expected to start formal Brexit negotiations by triggering Article 50, in which Rogers would have played a crucial role. In 2006, he left civil service to work for Citigroup. Responding to a suggestion from Ukip MEP Gerard Batten that Mr Farage should be appointed British ambassador to the European Union, the former party leader said: "That's very sweet of him". (more...)
Kate Middleton Is Now A Member Of The Royal Photographic Society Kate Middleton Is Now A Member Of The Royal Photographic Society
- January 04, 2017

Her pictures were among the first that showcased some of her favorite children's brands for the royal tots, including Prince George's Amaia Kids knee socks and Start-Rite shoes; and Princess Charlotte in Early Days Mary Jane shoes. A talent for photography undoubtedly runs in the Royal family, as Queen Victoria and Prince Albert became the Royal Photographic Society's first patrons just months after its formation in 1853 . (more...)
Megyn Kelly Leaves Fox, Heads to NBC Megyn Kelly Leaves Fox, Heads to NBC
- January 04, 2017

Kelly's departure deals a major blow to Fox News, where her weeknight program " The Kelly File " was the second most popular show in all of cable news, behind only "The O'Reilly Factor". I believe she has earned that kind of respect from the character she showed during the 2016 election where she took on Trump over his sexist remarks before anyone else. (more...)
Several women molested in presence of cops Several women molested in presence of cops
- January 03, 2017

Parameswara said police in Bangalore would hold discussions to "see if there are any alternatives to this kind of events so that women and children are safe". "We will try to identify the culprits and take action against them", Karnataka DGP Om Prakash said. "We take a lot of precautions". "With so much ease he did [it], as if he thought I'll not utter a word", she said. (more...)
Ohio State DB Malik Hooker entering National Football League draft
- January 03, 2017

If you were an National Football League team, who would you draft - Malik Hooker or Jabrill Peppers? "And of course I would like to extend my thanks to Buckeye Nation!" "I want to thank God first and foremost for blessing me with the opportunity to make this decision". (more...)
Moroccan Authorities Thwart Illegal Immigration Attempt to Ceuta Moroccan Authorities Thwart Illegal Immigration Attempt to Ceuta
- January 03, 2017

The Moroccan Interior Ministry said the number of migrants who tried to enter Ceuta totaled 800 and that all of them have been arrested, Reuters reports . Only two were allowed into Ceuta to be taken to hospital while the rest were returned to Morocco, the Spanish government said in a statement. Ten are in critical condition, while one has lost his eye. (more...)
United Nations chief calls for putting 'peace first' United Nations chief calls for putting 'peace first'
- January 03, 2017

A Portuguese politician and diplomat, Guterres was formerly the United Nations high commissioner for refugees. Having been formally appointed by the UN General Assembly on 13 October 2016, Guterres, aged 67, will serve for a five-year period from today to 31 December 2021. (more...)
Sydney celebrates New Year with fireworks Sydney celebrates New Year with fireworks
- January 01, 2017

The whole event will livestreamed on Facebook . Seven tonnes of fireworks were set off in two displays watched by about 1.5 million people. However, security agencies in both Sydney and Melbourne have publicly stated that there are no known threats for New Year's Eve . (more...)
Brazil police question officer about missing Greek ambassador Brazil police question officer about missing Greek ambassador
- December 31, 2016

Brazilian police believe a body found inside a burned-out auto in Rio de Janeiro is that of Greek Ambassador Kyriakos Amiridis, according to Globo News. They are believed to often extort residents in exchange for keeping drug gangs from taking over the areas. She reported him missing Wednesday. He once served in Rio de Janeiro as consul from 2001 to 2004. (more...)
Liverpool v Manchester City: Sadio Mane speaks out Liverpool v Manchester City: Sadio Mane speaks out
- December 31, 2016

Give me a break. "Maybe he is the best manager in the world who creates a team attacking the back four with this amount of players, with this intensity with and without the ball". Millie didn't love the position but I think nobody really spoke with him about it, "Put him there and play". Asked whether it was unusual for Guardiola to attend the game, Klopp said, "Unusual, I don't know". (more...)
Berlin attacker Amri 'acted as lone wolf in Italy' Berlin attacker Amri 'acted as lone wolf in Italy'
- December 31, 2016

Anis Amri, a Tunisian, first arrived in Europe by boat to the Italian island of Lampedusa in 2011, and was shot dead by police in Milan four days after the December 19 attack in Berlin . Koehler said that a provisional autopsy report shows that he died close to the time of the attack, but it isn't yet possible to give an exact time. (more...)
Sasikala elected as AIADMK General Secretary unopposed Sasikala elected as AIADMK General Secretary unopposed
- December 30, 2016

Natarajan, 54, will take over as AIADMK Secretary General on January 2. Since a resolution has been adopted, she (Sasikala) has been appointed as the general secretary with effect from today. Amma or mother is how lakhs of supporters referred to Ms Jayalalithaa, who was Chief Minister when she died on December 5. The domestic servants, who reportedly worked at Pushpa's house in Tamil Nadu, had filed a police complaint alleging that they were tortured. (more...)
Mulayam just killed all hopes of a grand alliance Mulayam just killed all hopes of a grand alliance
- December 30, 2016

Samajwadi Party leaders close to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and who have not been fielded by the party, are adamant that they will contest the Uttar Pradesh elections anyway, signaling a revolt that the state's ruling party can ill-afford. (more...)
Whoa, There! Trump Faces Hurdles As He Moves To Dissolve Charity
- December 28, 2016

Trump's campaign. A spokesman for the Attorney-General's Office said last Saturday that Mr Trump can not shut the foundation while the investigation is ongoing. While there is evidence that the Trump Foundation has done a lot of good, there are also some questionable goings-on. The foundation has been criticized for reportedly funneling its money to settle legal disputes. (more...)
Romania's President refuses to nominate Muslim Prime Minister
- December 28, 2016

Iohannis gave no precise reason for refusing Shhaideh's candidacy: "I weighed with care the arguments for and against and I decided not to accept this proposal", he said, according to Politico . Her only political responsibilities were a five-month post as Development Minister in 2015. "I don't see how Shhaideh would get a certificate authorizing her access to classified information, especially when it comes to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation documents", former Justice Minister Catalin ... (more...)
Four held for U.S. woman's gang-rape, DCW seeks status report
- December 28, 2016

Delhi Police had registered an FIR earlier this month on the complaint of the woman as External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj intervened in the matter. The woman had alleged that she was raped by the men for two days and also threatened with dire consequences if she reported the matter to anybody. Following the incident, according to the Quint report, a team of psychologists and psychiatrists were assisting the police in investigating the case. (more...)
Police respond to fight at Patrick Henry Mall Police respond to fight at Patrick Henry Mall
- December 28, 2016

Police initially received reports of gunshots inside the mall, prompting law enforcement officials with long guns to search the food court after shoppers heard a sudden, sharp, loud noise. And in NY, at the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, a fight triggered a mad dash for the exits amid reports of a false shooting. He said crews evacuated the mall. (more...)