Wednesday, 17 October 2018
Latest news
Home » Worldwide

Worldwide

European Union goes after Amazon & Apple over unpaid taxes

EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager , who has other big USA tech companies in her sights, has taken a tough line on multinational companies' approach to tax. Amazon EU , the operating company, is subject to tax in Luxembourg while Amazon EHT, the holding company, is not. "The holding company was not itself in any way actively involved in the management, development or use of this intellectual property", the release continued. Read More »

President Visits Las Vegas

perth_map

Trump campaigned on protecting gun owners' rights during the 2016 presidential election and has the backing of the National Rifle Association ( NRA ), a lobby group that spends millions promoting gun rights and supporting politicians opposed to passing gun control laws. Read More »

Spain has only itself to blame if Catalonia splits away

perth_map

It is first time that king is directed to Spaniards in a solemn message televised (except Christmas speech), which is interpreted as a warning to extreme gravity of situation in Catalonia. The leader, however, did not give any further details of a possible declaration of independence. The regional parliament's governing body is meeting today to decide when to call a parliamentary session to discuss the results of a banned referendum on splitting from Spain. Read More »

Trump to Las Vegas victims: 'Believe me, I'll be there' for you

perth_map

Trump is addressing the attack on a country music festival Sunday night that left at least 50 people dead and more than 400 injured. "But we can take solace knowing that even the darkest space can be brightened by a single light, and even the most awful despair can be illuminated by a single ray of hope", Trump said. Read More »

Winds of more than 60mph to batter parts of North Wales overnight

perth_map

Commuters are urged to check for disruption before setting out for work. Heavy rain is also expected to batter the area overnight. A yellow warning, which is an indication of severe weather, was in place. Dr Todd Crawford, chief meteorologist of The Weather Company, said: "We've made some cooler changes for October to account for changes in dynamical guidance". Read More »

Should Congress get tougher on gun control after Las Vegas massacre?

perth_map

But the president played down that sense of urgency. "I think if you look to Chicago, where you had over 4,000 victims of gun-related crimes past year, they have the strictest gun laws in the country". Congress has seen the result, even after one of their own, Rep. Steve Scalise , was seriously wounded by a gunman while practicing with his colleagues for a congressional baseball game. Read More »

Adityanath should visit Kerala hospitals, see how they are run: Yechury

perth_map

Several BJP leaders and party workers, including the two Union ministers, and Delhi unit president Manoj Tiwari, marched from the Delhi BJP office towards CPI (M ) office on Bhai Veer Singh Marg. Make no mistake, the common man is supporting us". Kerala does not have to learn any lesson on peace from you. They have mounted planned attacks on the Left Front workers. Read More »

Congress gets back to business by setting gun control talk aside

perth_map

While many people are weighing in on this debate, Hager says it might not be till the next general election that pressure from the public can push Congress to pass some kind firearm regulation. "This isn't just about what happened in Nevada, which is reason enough to do something, but it's happening on the streets of our cities on a daily basis", Pelosi said. Read More »

Akhilesh Yadav re-elected as Samajwadi Party chief for 5 more years

perth_map

Ahead of the upcoming Samajwadi Party (SP) presidential election, its chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said he had received "advance blessings and wishes" from his uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav. Both Mr. Mulayam and Mr. Shivpal gave a miss to the SP event just as they had stayed away from the state executive meeting of the party in Lucknow on September 23. Read More »

BJP hits out at actor Prakash Raj for criticising PM Modi

perth_map

Modi as the leader of a political party. He now represents the country and every citizen. The actor added that he is not a coward and will not run away from the responsibility that society has put on his shoulders. In my whole life, I have never seen so much abuse what happened on social media. Raj landed in controversy when he while speaking at the inauguration of the 11th State meet of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) said that he could tell when those in power-including ... Read More »

Iraqi military captures Hawija from Islamic State

perth_map

Iraqi forces say they have recaptured the centre of the town of Hawija, one of the last enclaves of so-called Islamic State (IS) in the country. Mohammed Saeed, a fighter from the 15th army brigade who is participating in the battle for Hawija, said ISIS is collapsing and its militants are not showing any resistance, and are fleeing rather than confronting. Read More »

Egypt secretly ordered more than 30000 grenades from North Korea

According to the Post , the illicit arms trading is a "vital financial lifeline" that sustains North Korean dictator Kim Jong Um. It also fills in the gap regarding the abrupt USA military aid cut of $290 million that had been promised to President Sisi and the reason for the equally abrupt cancelling of a meeting between Sisi and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner. Read More »

Trump avoids gun control talk as he visits Las Vegas after shooting

perth_map

President Trump on October 4 met with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department employees and praised their response to an October 1 shooting that left 58 people dead and injured hundreds. As of Tuesday afternoon, 12 patients remained in critical condition. Two men in matching tan suits guarded the front door. "If not, please proceed to your area". Read More »

Rex Tillerson refutes report he considered resigning

Tillerson was president of the organization from 2010 to 2012, according to his State Department biography. Tillerson met a gathering of media and opened by saying he wanted to address "some news reports this morning". He added, "President Trump and his administration will keep moving as one team doing great things for the Untied States of America, to make America great again". Read More »

Sarah Sanders gets emotional about Las Vegas but dismisses gun control talk

Earlier, President Donald Trump used a solemn address from the White House to call for unity in the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history, calling it an "act of pure evil". Emanuel on Tuesday, when asked about Sanders' comments at an unrelated news conference, said: "I really do wish once in this administration they'd take responsibility and accountability for something". Read More »

Facebook turns over thousands of Russia-linked ads to Congress

perth_map

More than 100 people have been interviewed and over 100,000 documents reviewed, according to the committee's vice chairman, Virginia Democratic Senator Mark R. Third, "you ought to be able to go down and take a look at an ad run for or against you like you'd be able to get a look at that content on TV", Burr said. Read More »

Federal judge upholds Arpaio pardon and dismisses contempt case

perth_map

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton tossed out the case against the 85-year-old ex-lawman with prejudice, meaning it can not be reinstituted. The judge is still mulling a request from Arpaio's attorneys to throw out all rulings in the case. "This pardon in this criminal contempt case has the effect of allowing Defendant Arpaio to escape punishment for his local violation of the preliminary injunction in Melendres", Bolton said. Read More »

Secret tunnel discovered before world's biggest bank heist could take place

perth_map

The tunnel had been built from a rented house all the way to the bank. The men had used pieces of wood and iron bars to support the tunnel, which was big enough for a grown adult to stand up in. The vault reportedly contained $317 million. Police were probing whether the gang had the assistance of a engineer when building the tunnel. "We arrested the leaders if any [integral] escaped was labour". Read More »

U.S. gives last chance for Pakistan after calling out ISI for terrorism

perth_map

The Trump administration has stressed that pressing the Pakistani government about its relationships with extremist organizations in Afghanistan will be part of the equation. Mattis has said about 3,000 USA troops will join 11,000 American forces and 6,800 additional worldwide troops from allied nations. One result of the Trump administration's new strategy in South Asia has been the US increasing its ties to India . Read More »

Las Vegas Shooter's Father Was On FBI Most Wanted List

perth_map

Investigators are also examining a $100,000 wire transfer that Paddock sent to an account in the Philippines that appeared to be intended for Danley, a senior United States homeland security official said on Tuesday. They said she was not in the US when the mass shooting happened. This investigation has not ended with the demise of Mr. Paddock. "Australia will support the USA authorities in their investigation in whatever way we can, but we have not had contact with Marilou ... Read More »

Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of 'Freedom of Oxford'

perth_map

Suu Kyi has faced global criticism for her handling of the Myanmar military crackdown in Rakhine state, which has forced almost half a million Rohingyas to flee across the border to Bangladesh. "The painting of Aung San Suu Kyi has meanwhile been moved to a secure location". It was while studying at Oxford University between 1964 and 1967 that she met her late husband, Michael Aris, before starting a family there. Read More »

Girlfriend of Vegas Shooter Arrives at Los Angeles Airport

perth_map

Danley returned to the USA from the Philippines on Tuesday night and was met by federal authorities when her flight landed in Los Angeles. He had no criminal record and was not known to police, who have yet to state his motives for the mass shooting , the worst in USA modern history. Read More »

Deal on young immigrants now in doubt

perth_map

Administration officials tried Tuesday - largely unsuccessfully - to reassure Senate Democrats that they have no plans to use information provided by so-called "dreamers" to round them up and deport them. Republican lawmakers, wary of Trump cutting deals with top Democrats, sought Tuesday to discount talk of a bipartisan agreement. Sen. They are often called "Dreamers" based on unpassed 2001 proposals in Congress called the DREAM Act that would have provided similar protections for young ... Read More »

Three US Special Ops Soldiers Killed in Niger

perth_map

They were described by the officials as being in a "stable condition". The joint patrol, conducted to train Niger troops, was considered routine, according to U.S. U.S. President Donald Trump was briefed by telephone on the attack by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly while Trump flew back on Air Force One from Las Vegas, where he had been visiting victims and first responders affected by Sunday's mass shooting. Read More »

Here's why Donald Trump's 'terrific' visit to Puerto Rico offended many

perth_map

Another, calling themselves Rosetta Drone, said on Twitter: "People were calling this his "Katrina"; so this whole thing was about making himself look better than Bush". He also reminded Puerto Ricans how much the recovery has been costing the US-several times . And, by the way, Louisiana-we dont say it often-but Louisiana got hit very hard also, and they've been fantastic. Read More »

US Presidents to Attend Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert

perth_map

The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation will have five living former presidents of the United States for the hurricane relief concert "Deep from the Heart" at Texas A&M's Reed Arena on October 21. All five living former USA presidents are bringing their hurricane-relief efforts to the concert stage later this month in Texas. The concert is supported by Texas A&M University and will take place at Reed Arena on the flagship's College Station campus. Read More »

Mattis: JCPOA Is in US National Security Interest

perth_map

As Congress faces a possible fight over the future of the Iran nuclear agreement, European ambassadors and officials from President Barack Obama's administration are making their case for preserving the pact directly to US lawmakers. The Senate hearing was convened to hear from both Pentagon leaders on the Trump administration's new strategy for the war in Afghanistan - and both men were admonished by panel chairman, Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), for failing to provide enough information to ... Read More »

San Juan mayor tells President Trump 'it's not about politics'

perth_map

The White House has refused to allow the mayor of San Juan , Puerto Rico , to speak at a press conference amid her ongoing war of words with President Donald Trump . "The Mayor of San Juan , who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump". The Twitter pirouette from boast to martyrdom is vintage Trump. Read More »

Supreme Court takes up partisan redistricting case

perth_map

Justices across the political spectrum said partisan gerrymandering is distasteful, but during oral arguments on a case out of Wisconsin, conservative members said they saw little chance of limiting the courts' role if they start to get involved. Read More »

Couple busted for keeping special-needs woman in shed as sex slave

perth_map

It's unclear how the woman met the couple, or how long she was in the shed. But she soon couldn't afford the rent, so the couple made a decision to advertise her online for sexual favors. But Macomb County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Renee Yax told the Detroit Free Press that "this whole incident spanned over a couple-month period" including the time she was staying in the home. Read More »

SC inmates detained after overtaking prison unit

perth_map

In a Facebook post, McCormick County Emergency Services confirmed that prisoners were attempting to escape from the state prison, located on Redemption Way. Staff members are all safe and accounted for, according to a Department of Corrections tweet. The department of corrections has not yet said if they believe that happened inside the prison's walls. Read More »