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German Coalition Talks Drag Deep Into The Night As Deadline Nears

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The SPD will convene a special congress on January 21 in Bonn to decide whether to enter into the formal coalition talks or not. Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany's top parties still had "big obstacles" to surmount before reaching a new coalition deal, as a last-ditch round of negotiations went down to the wire. Read More »

Labour frontbencher quits over council tax comments

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But his resignation is being linked with the council tax idea, which Labour is not thought to be now considering. Labour leader Corbyn praised the MP for his work, particularly relating to the Grenfell Tower disaster. Mr Williamson stressed the plan was not Labour Party policy and would need to be backed in local referendums before it was introduced. Asked if he was still on good terms with Mr Corbyn , the MP said: "Let me be clear, Jeremy Corbyn is a very close friend of mine, a good ... Read More »

North Carolina Congressional Map Ruled 'An Unconstitutional Partisan Gerrymander'

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The consolidated lawsuits, Common Cause v. Rucho and League of Women Voters v. Rucho, may have national implications. The GOP attorneys say the ruling should wait until the U.S. But on January 11, Lewis dismissed contentions of excessive gerrymandering. "In Pennsylvania two judges said it did not - and (a) third agreed with us", lawyer Alice Ballard said in a statement . Read More »

White House: Pakistan Needs to 'Step Up' in Terror Fight

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Nevertheless the spirit of Trump's remarks is on the mark. Ms Haley accused Pakistan of playing "a double game for years". Asif added that Pakistan did not need U.S. It may not be enough of a cudgel to get Pakistan to change its ways. But it's hard to justify sending hundreds of millions of dollars in anti-terrorism aid to a country that continues to give shelter to terrorist groups. Read More »

GKN reject takeover bid that values the company at £7bn

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Instead, the firm confirmed in a statement on Friday it had made a decision to split out the automotive and aerospace into two separate companies as part of a two-year "transformation programme", ending months of speculation over the firm's future. Read More »

RGC Resources Inc (NASDAQ:RGCO) Institutional Investors 2017 Q3 Sentiment

About 60.90 million shares traded or 283.68% up from the average. Brookdale Senior Living Inc ( BKD ) now has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of -121.31. (NYSE: BKD ). Arrowgrass Capital (Us) LP holds 0.34% or 4.34 million shares. Pettee Investors Incorporated has invested 1.54% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) on Tuesday, July 28 to "Hold" rating . Read More »

Peace talks at risk after ELN attack on Colombian military

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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is heading to Colombia this weekend to support peace efforts amid growing concerns about the integration of the country's largest rebel group and new attacks by the last rebel holdouts. "I think that our government has demonstrated to the entire world that we, in particular our president, are proponents and champions of peace". FARC rebels reached an historic peace agreement ending the region's longest-running conflict in 2016, an event that many ... Read More »

One person dead after collision on Highway 102 near Halifax airport

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Police say it appears that a 2011 Toyota Corolla travelling northbound somehow lost control, crossed the grassy, centre median and entered the southbound lane, striking another vehicle head on. Three of the four injured passengers were taken to hospital by EHS LifeFlight. An RCMP collision analyst attended the scene to examine the evidence. Read More »

PDP MLA trigers controversy, says, "militants are our brothers"

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He said they are children, who have gone down the wrong track, and should be counselled and brought back. "We should not celebrate the killings of militants, it is our collective failure, we feel sad when our security forces are martyred as well, we should sympathize with parents of security jawans and with parents of militants as well", Mir, who represents the Wachi assembly constituency in Kashmir's Shopian district, added. Read More »

Trump suggests he's developed a positive relationship with Kim Jong

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In his New Year's address last week, Kim said he has a "nuclear button" that could fire weapons anywhere in the United States, and Trump responded that he has a much bigger and more powerful "nuclear button". A White House statement said the two leaders discussed Macron's recent visit to China and committed to continue to apply pressure on North Korea. "I hope that doesn't happen", Haley said. Read More »

Politics over NRC in Assam: BJP, Congress engage in war of words

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We are neighbouring states", she added. Thus from the administration, security agencies to the common man, everyone knows that the publication of National Register of Citizens ( NRC ), which will finally establish whether a person is a bonafide citizen of India or not, might disturb the fragile peace in the northeastern state. Read More »

Kerber to play Barty in Sydney WTA final

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Barty held just once in the first set but reversed the momentum in the second when she broke in the ninth game after Gavrilova double faulted twice, which prompted the 23-year-old to smash her racquet in frustration and earn a code violation. Read More »

Revenue Estimates Analysis Bank of America Corporation (BAC)

Elm Ridge Management Llc sold 81,014 shares as the company's stock declined 6.00% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by David Rodriguez held 103,098 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.61 million, up from 66,300 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Read More »

Rocket launch to carry spy satellites into space

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United Launch Alliance, which provided the rocket, reported that another attempt to launch will be made beginning at 1 p.m. Friday. "We are ready and eager to take on this Delta launch", said Col. It will be the 27th NRO launch by United Launch Alliance, which is a Colorado-based aerospace partnership between Lockheed Martin and Boeing. While details about the payload are classified, groups of amateur satellite trackers can use clues to narrow down the nature of the satellite, including ... Read More »

Home launches crash by 41% in 2017

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The capital city recorded the highest-ever office transaction (3.34 mnsqft) in a six-month period during (July December 2017). The Indian property market will continue to face headwinds this year and no hardening of prices is expected, Das said at a press conference. Read More »

Malaysia ranked among the safest nations in new U.S. travel advisory

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The arch-nemesis of world's superpower, North Korea is also in Level Four, with the additional restriction that USA law prohibits American travellers from using their passports there, effectively banning visits to the Kim led-state. Turkey, Russia and Venezuela are considered level 3. Bernier-Toth told reporters it was not listed as a Level Four, even though most USA diplomats have been ordered to leave the country over concerns they were targeted for attacks, because it still has not been ... Read More »

Failed US deal forces a rethink at Ant

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The de facto veto is just the latest move by a Trump Administration that has shown it won't let U.S. companies in the strategic tech and financial industries be acquired by Chinese counterparts. Alibaba has been better able to compete globally than U.S. based tech firms due to stifling regulation that protects legacy finance while undermining competition and the ability for new services to evolve. Read More »

Analysts' Activity: Intrepid Potash Inc (IPI)

ONE Gas, Inc. (NYSE:OGS) has risen 19.86% since January 10, 2017 and is uptrending. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake in shares of Intrepid Potash by 12.3% during the second quarter. Stephens initiated coverage on Intrepid Potash in a research note on Monday, December 4th. Intrepid Potash, Inc . (NYSE: IPI)'s FCF growth is presently at -1.014157. Read More »

Camila Cabello Says She Was 'Hurt' by That Fifth Harmony VMAs Diss

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Camila launched her solo career after she quit Fifth Harmony in December 2016. The 20-year-old stepped out of the pop scene and proved her talents even more with her Young Thug assisted track, Havana . The " Havana " hitmaker - who has just launched her self-titled debut solo album - was devastated when she saw her former bandmates appearing to knock a member of the band off the top of the set when performing at the award show last August. Read More »

Officer-involved shooting suspect added to TBI's Top 10 Most Wanted list

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Williams did not return fire, and immediately got on the radio to let dispatch know he had been shot so regional law enforcement could respond and begin the search for an armed and risky suspect. The shooting was reported just after 8:30 p.m. near Target at 5405 Washington Pike. Wilson fired one shot from a shotgun while still driving, then stopped his vehicle, got out and "fired continuously at the officer", Rausch said. Read More »

S Korea, US discuss on developing ties with N Korea

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The plans underway are that South Korea will soon be welcoming North Korea and when it gets to the point of making their entry-the South Korean government will let them arrive by highway. North Korea has drawn repeated criticism from the worldwide community in recent months for an apparent escalation of its attempts to develop sophisticated nuclear weapons, including the testing of a ballistic missile in November . Read More »

3 soldiers fall off chopper during Army Day practice

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Slithering involves soldiers coming down from a hovering helicopter through a rope. The drill is practised relentlessly as stealth and speed is of paramount importance to retain the element of surprise. The injured jawans were immediately rushed to hospital. Following the incident, display of slithering operations has been cancelled for the Army Day parade on January 15, sources in the Indian Army said. Read More »

European Union wants world's fastest supercomputer by 2023 for €1B

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It will also support a research and innovation programme to develop the technologies and machines (hardware) as well as the applications (software) that would run on these supercomputers . These computers will act as a stepping stone to progress towards the ultimate goal of a next-gen "exascale" system, which could perform at least a quintillion calculations each second - and yes, that's a billion billion. Read More »

Billie Jean King says it's time to rename Margaret Court Arena

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King was the first high profile tennis player to come out, her sexuality became public as part of a palimony suite in 1981. Speaking to i ahead of the Australian Open, Dale Park, the co-convenor of the Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby, said of renaming the Margaret Court Arena : "Mrs Court's sporting achievements are unquestionable, but her consistent attacks on the LGBTIQ community, including a fellow Australian tennis player [Casey Dellacqua] and their family, fall well short of ... Read More »

Trump Suggests He Has 'Very Good Relationship' With North Korea's Kim

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China's been helping us a lot, so you can veer a little bit differently, but for the most part everything I have said I have done", he said in response to a question on his electoral promise of being tough on China. It remains unclear whether these disclosures by people close to the internal deliberations were simply psychological warfare aimed at sowing strategy-changing fear within the North Korean leadership or reflected Trump's serious intent.However, the administration's debate on ... Read More »

HUD announces funds for homeless programs

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Homelessness has risen this winter, with more people being listed without a permanent address. The continuum of care grants provided will give support to individuals and families across the state. Los Angeles County - which has the nation's second-highest number of homeless people of any region at more than 55,000 - will receive about $122 million. Read More »

NITI Aayog's Interactive Session on Economic Policy

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday attended an interactive session with over 40 economists and other sectoral experts here. He said that the meeting was a traditional practice since the formation of the NITI Aayog . The meeting comes against the backdrop of data which showed the economy is estimated to grow 6.5%, a four-year low in 2017-18, hurt by the impact of demonetisation and rollout issues linked to GST. Read More »

Photographer Terry Richardson Under Investigation by NYPD for Sex Crimes

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One of the models, Caron Bernstein , was part of a story on Richardson last month in which she detailed a sexual assault at his studio, after which a detective contacted her for an interview. They joined an expanding list of brands no longer working with Richardson, including H&M, Target and Aldo, to which high-end fashion houses Valentino and Bulgari have since been added. Read More »

Facebook will focus on friends over publishers in the News Feed

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It's a point Zuckerberg acknowledged in his post, writing that "video and other public content have exploded on Facebook in the past couple of years". "I'm changing the goal I give our product teams from focusing on helping you find relevant content to helping you have more meaningful social interactions", CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page . Read More »

Syrian troops reach gates of key rebel-held air base

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Last October, Syrian regime forces launched a major offensive in Syria's Hama province with the support of Iranian-backed militias and Russian air cover. In Idlib, ground attacks and airstrikes have escalated as a rapidly-moving government offensive gains momentum, jeopardizing the safety of hundreds of thousands of civilians, said Zeid, noting that an explosion on January 7 reportedly killed 28 civilians. Read More »