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FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe stepping aside FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe stepping aside
- January 30, 2018

Trump has been publicly pressuring McCabe for months and has claimed that McCabe has an anti-Trump bias. Go back and read Trump's tweets . President Trump and his allies have made McCabe a favorite target of criticism in recent months. Comey's predecessor, Robert Mueller, was picked a week later to take over the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the election. Manafort was charged with 12 counts of money laundering and conspiracy. (more...)
Australia aims to become 'top 10' defence exporter Australia aims to become 'top 10' defence exporter
- January 30, 2018

Australia now is ranked 20th in arms exports with a 0.3 percent share of the global market, according to a widely-cited 2017 report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Australia, a key US ally, is seeking to boost exports after announcing two years ago it would increase defense spending by more than 81 percent to A$56.7 billion by 2026. (more...)
Australia wins men's, women's titles at Sydney Sevens Australia wins men's, women's titles at Sydney Sevens
- January 29, 2018

An Upbeat Shujaa sevens has come up to make a memorable day two at the Sydney sevens with two wins, recovering from a 7-5 loss to Argentina to progress to the quarter finals. Australia has blazed its way into this afternoon's semi-final against Russian Federation without conceding a point while Cherry and Friedrichs have helped themselves to a combined total of five tries in the preliminary matches. (more...)
Russian opposition leader detained at protest Russian opposition leader detained at protest
- January 29, 2018

Protestors say people have not been given any choice and their candidate is not allowed to run. Navalny is barred from standing in the election due a fraud conviction which he contests as politically motivated. Mr Navalny was detained by police in central Moscow on Sunday after he made a brief appearance at a rally. Images broadcast online by supporters of Mr Navalny showed officers arriving at the building on Sunday morning and beginning to question people, with spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh ... (more...)
First lady skips Davos with Trump, visits Holocaust museum First lady skips Davos with Trump, visits Holocaust museum
- January 28, 2018

Grisham added that Melania Trump was focused on her family and role as first lady, "not the unrealistic scenarios being peddled daily by the fake news". The Wall Street Journal first reported Daniels received $130,000 from Michael Cohen, Trump's lawyer, as part of a non-disclosure agreement to cover up the affair. (more...)
George Soros: Google and Facebook 'Deliberately Engineer Addiction' George Soros: Google and Facebook 'Deliberately Engineer Addiction'
- January 28, 2018

Soros said he saw the current USA president as a "temporary phenomenon" who would disappear by 2020, if not earlier. Facebook and Google which have already faced intense scrutiny for promoting Russian propaganda in U.S. regulators, he maintained, were too weak. Even worse may lie in store. Addressing a packed audience, Soros also warned about the rise of "monopolistic behaviour" of technology and social media companies such as Facebook and Google which, while once liberating and ... (more...)
Philippine leader tells Suu Kyi to ignore rights criticism Philippine leader tells Suu Kyi to ignore rights criticism
- January 28, 2018

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak, Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, leave after attending the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India January 26, 2018. (more...)
Attacker driving ambulance packed with explosives kills dozens in Kabul
- January 27, 2018

An AFP reporter said he saw "lots of dead and wounded" people in a nearby hospital. The Afghan Public Health Ministry spokesperson Mohammad Ismayeel Kawosi reportedly confirmed the casualty figures and stated that the injured persons have been rushed to different hospitals. (more...)
Trump to unveil new immigration proposal on Monday Trump to unveil new immigration proposal on Monday
- January 26, 2018

Trump and his administration have hosted dozens of meetings with Republican and Democrat leadership and rank and file members of the House and Senate to discuss these reforms to find a bipartisan path forward", Sanders said. "I think your faith can help you get through the good and the bad days", Sanders said. "What the president did clearly worked", Sanders responded with unearned smugness, noting that Trump's disengagement allowed the crisis to be solved by Schumer. (more...)
'I left Syria but won't leave Turkey': Syrian mother 'I left Syria but won't leave Turkey': Syrian mother
- January 26, 2018

Russia , an ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, aims to draw Turkey away from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and position itself as a broker between the Turks, Kurds and Syrian regime. But earlier in the day, the pro-government al-Watan newspaper cited what it called "unconfirmed reports" as suggesting that there is a Kurdish tendency to agree with the Syrian government on the entry of the Syrian army to Afrin. (more...)
End to shutdown in sight as Senate breaks Dem filibuster End to shutdown in sight as Senate breaks Dem filibuster
- January 24, 2018

The federal government is expected to be almost fully operational on Tuesday. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the Trump administration expected federal offices and operations to "start back in full capacity" Tuesday morning. (more...)
Tesco and Sainsbury's 'to cut thousands of jobs' Tesco and Sainsbury's 'to cut thousands of jobs'
- January 24, 2018

Employees will have a change to apply for this roles or take a more junior role if unsuccessful, or face redundancy. Those who are unsuccessful in their applications will either be demoted or made redundant. "They are shrinking as the discounters have fuelled a need to be more competitive on price, at a time when the volumes that the retailers are selling reduce", said Philip Dorrell, managing partner at Retail Remedy. (more...)
Montana Becomes First State To Set Its Own Net Neutrality Rules Montana Becomes First State To Set Its Own Net Neutrality Rules
- January 24, 2018

Following the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of the so-called net neutrality regulations, state Democrats are seeking to revive the Obama-era plan on a statewide level. Steve Bullock announces internet neutrality policy Monday at Helena High. Bullock believed the executive order could withstand any legal challenges. (more...)
Sydney train crash sends passengers flying, injures 16 Sydney train crash sends passengers flying, injures 16
- January 23, 2018

Passenger Jaiden Ruttley, who was towards the back of the train , said it felt like "the whole train had lifted up in the air". Sydney Trains made headline again following the crash, which came after its network went into meltdown two weeks ago with delays and station closures . (more...)
Vermont becomes first state to legalize recreational pot through legislation Vermont becomes first state to legalize recreational pot through legislation
- January 23, 2018

The measure brings the number of states where recreational marijuana is legal to seven. The other states and Washington authorized their laws through a vote of residents. Vermont is the first state to legalize pot by an act of a state legislature. Unlike some reports, this bill will not legalize marijuana sales. But the critics also include Scott himself, who originally vetoed the legislation because he didn't think it was tough enough on high drivers and people who provide marijuana to ... (more...)
PM Karen Karapetyan to attend Davos World Economic Forum PM Karen Karapetyan to attend Davos World Economic Forum
- January 22, 2018

The World Economic Forum ( WEF ) was established as a not-for-profit foundation in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1971. The embassy is set to be shifted from Mayfair to south London. But Duvenhage said nothing would change yet as far as investment was concerned. "If one looks at some of the issues we have been challenged with, [for instance] our whole energy framework, it has not been settled". (more...)
Baltimore mayor fires police commissioner, claims city needs to reduce violence 'faster' Baltimore mayor fires police commissioner, claims city needs to reduce violence 'faster'
- January 22, 2018

Pugh reported Friday morning that Deputy Commissioner Darryl DeSousa, 53, will supplant Davis as the division's 40th police official. DeSousa didn't say how many more officers would be on patrol, and he at one point declined to say how long this surge would last, other than that it would go "for a while". (more...)
17 killed in fire at plastic godown in Bawana Industrial Area 17 killed in fire at plastic godown in Bawana Industrial Area
- January 21, 2018

Police and security officials are investigating the cause of the fire. The fire was reported in Sector 5 of Bawana Industrial area . "The rescue operations are underway as more people are suspected to be trapped inside the factory", said officials. (more...)
Brave Halep wins marathon to reach fourth round Brave Halep wins marathon to reach fourth round
- January 21, 2018

I gave everything I had, and actually, I'm really proud that I could stay there and win it. It was not easy at all. "I'm very exhausted. But there is a lot to take away from that match ", the unseeded 24-year-old told reporters after being forced to answer questions about Cleveland and Cavaliers star LeBron James following the gruelling encounter. (more...)
Dozens killed in Kazakhstan bus crash Dozens killed in Kazakhstan bus crash
- January 20, 2018

Only five of the 57 people on board managed to survive, the central Asian nation's emergency services ministry said in a statement. The bus was travelling from southern Kazakhstan to Russia's Kazan, Kazakh officials said. Rescue personnel saved five people from the burning vehicle and provided medical assistance, authorities said. He said the fire spread very quickly. (more...)
Christie ends term unpopular, but with legs left unbroken Christie ends term unpopular, but with legs left unbroken
- January 19, 2018

We are one state with common goals. Former Governor Chris Christie vetoed legislation that would have allowed a worker who was paid an inequitable salary to recover back pay for an unlimited number of years. Murphy is a former Goldman Sachs executive who served as the USA ambassador to Germany in the Obama administration. "We can do this together if we approach politics not as a game to be won, but as a noble calling to be answered", Murphy said. (more...)
Rapes Rapes "Part Of Society", Says Haryana Police Officer, Provokes Outrage
- January 18, 2018

The girl went missing on Tuesday last week as she walked home from school last Tuesday and she was found dead over the weekend with 19 serious injuries to her body. "Whether he was involved in the rape and murder of the girl is not clear yet", Kurukshetra superintendent of police Abhishek Garg said. "She was tortured. (more...)
Videos show meteorite exploding in the night sky over MI Videos show meteorite exploding in the night sky over MI
- January 18, 2018

People across MI reported seeing a bright flash in the sky Tuesday evening. The fireball had perhaps a brightness between the full moon and the sun. These objects are called meteoroids as they are hurtling through space, becoming meteors for the few seconds they streak across the sky and create glowing trails. (more...)
Rahul Gandhi conducts 'Janata Darbar' in Amethi to hear public grievances Rahul Gandhi conducts 'Janata Darbar' in Amethi to hear public grievances
- January 17, 2018

During his two-day visit, the Congress President will visit Hanuman temple and hold roadshows at almost seven places in Amethi . In Amethi also, Rahul Gandhi had to face angry protesters at Rajiv Gandhi Chowk because of which he could not garland the statue of his father. (more...)
Over 1000 Danish youths charged for sharing sex videos on social network Over 1000 Danish youths charged for sharing sex videos on social network
- January 16, 2018

The videos were shared through Facebook's Messenger app. The force launched Operation Umbrella in Autumn 2017 after receiving a tip-off from Facebook that two explicit videos and a pornographic image of the young couple had been circulating among users in the Scandinavian nation. (more...)
PLO Calls for UN-Sponsored Conference on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict PLO Calls for UN-Sponsored Conference on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
- January 16, 2018

Pic: ReutersRAMALLAH, WEST BANK: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday he would only accept a broad, internationally-backed panel to broker any peace talks with Israel, but did not rule out a USA role in such a panel. "Israel has ended the Oslo agreement" so the PLO Central Council must decide "where should we go from here?" "Abbas's rambling speech was also noteworthy for what was not there - namely, any real vision for moving beyond the failed US-led Oslo paradigm". (more...)
Congress to vote on surveillance bill Congress to vote on surveillance bill
- January 16, 2018

White House chief of staff John Kelly was on hand at the Capitol on Thursday morning to ensure passage of the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act, making clear to members that the President was fully on board with reauthorizing the warrantless surveillance programs the legislation sought to reauthorize . (more...)
More snow forecast through Tuesday with possible accumulation More snow forecast through Tuesday with possible accumulation
- January 15, 2018

Strong wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour Monday will keep wind chills 15 to 25 degrees below zero all day as well. Forecasters urged drivers to slow down and use caution when in foggy areas. We won't make it above freezing again until Thursday afternoon. Low around 2. Northerly wind 5 to 15mph. An Arctic front will drive south Tuesday bringing the potential for snow just behind the front. (more...)
10000 women to drive Saudi taxis 10000 women to drive Saudi taxis
- January 15, 2018

Some pictures showed women with children entering the stadium, where signs were posted to indicate an entrance for families. As per the historic announcement, by June 2018, women will be eligible to drive in the country. The Interior Minister also presented a commemorative gift to his Saudi counterpart. Saudi Arabia is infamous for its rules against women. More than 60 years after the establishment of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation, the gates of soccer stadiums will finally ... (more...)
Speeding vehicle goes airborne, crashes into second floor of California building Speeding vehicle goes airborne, crashes into second floor of California building
- January 15, 2018

The white sedan was speeding when it hit the center median on French Street near 17th Street, causing the auto to fly into the air and into the second story of a nearby dental office, according to a Santa Ana Police Department Nixle notification . (more...)
As DREAMers Begin Renewing Permits Again, Trump Tweets 'DACA Is Probably Dead' As DREAMers Begin Renewing Permits Again, Trump Tweets 'DACA Is Probably Dead'
- January 15, 2018

A Republican attendee, Sen. He also said he would prefer immigrants from countries like Norway instead. "DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don't really want it", Trump wrote on Twitter on Sunday. DACA is the acronym of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a 2012 programme that gave foreigners who entered the United States as minors a legal permit to reside and work in the country, Xinhua reported. (more...)
Trump calls nations 'shithole' in White House talks Trump calls nations 'shithole' in White House talks
- January 14, 2018

White House and Hill aides say Stephen Miller, the president's top immigration official, was concerned there could be a deal proposed that was too liberal and made sure other conservative lawmakers were present. Trump had seemed amenable to the plan earlier in the day, but his mood shifted during the meeting and he didn't seem interested, the Post said. "Why do we want people from Haiti here?" "They never took a thing from our federal government", Love said in the statement. (more...)
Jake Tapper cuts off Duke alum Stephen Miller in interview Jake Tapper cuts off Duke alum Stephen Miller in interview
- January 13, 2018

It got so bad that Miller was cut off by Tapper and asked to leave , and when he continued to refuse to leave, he was escorted off the set by security. Let me tell you something. Miller agreed with Trump's description of himself, adding that Trump is a "self-made billionaire who revolutionized reality TV and who has changed the course of..." In the tense CNN exchange, Miller returned fire by defending his boss who may have been watching the argument unfold. (more...)
Manali girl turns national icon; PM Narendra Modi, HP CM applaud her Manali girl turns national icon; PM Narendra Modi, HP CM applaud her
- January 13, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote on Twitter , "Well done @ alleaanchal for winning an global medal in skiing!" At her home in Manali, Aanchal's father Roshan Lal Thakur was left wondering if the Prime Minister knew who she really was. (more...)
Trump denies alleged collusion with Russian Federation Trump denies alleged collusion with Russian Federation
- January 12, 2018

And, he added, "there is no collusion ". And, he said, "it has been determined that there's been no collusion by virtually everybody". He said he would be "glad to" speak to Mueller about it. A White House spokesman pointed to a statement from White House lawyer Ty Cobb saying the White House doesn't publicly discuss its conversations with Mueller but was continuing to cooperate "in order to facilitate the earliest possible resolution". (more...)