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Trump says USA could stay in Paris deal


In a rambling and barely coherent defence of his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement , President Donald Trump has opened the door to the possibility the United States "could conceivably go back in" to the Agreement. Read More »

Banco De Chile (BCH) Downgraded to "Hold" at ValuEngine

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) has risen 24.65% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.29% the S&P500. Clipper Realty INC. They expect $1.37 EPS, up 23.42% or $0.26 from last year's $1.11 per share. BCH's profit would be $237.38M giving it 18.15 P/E if the $1.37 EPS is correct. Read More »

Hawaii officials say 'false alarm' on alert about inbound ballistic missile

Hawaiians woke up to emergency alerts on their phones Saturday about an imminent ballistic missile attack, which they later learned was a false alarm. "Somebody can verify this?" tweeted Emiliano Grillo of Argentina. Peterson and Spaun evidently took longer than Justin Thomas to receive word the warning had been sent out by mistake. Read More »

Australia v England one-day series: Why tourists are favourites


Since Australia's World Cup final win at the MCG in 2015, the left-hander has averaged more than 80 from 11 games in Australia , including five centuries. And England have not gone to Australia primarily to face the world champions and advance their status as one of the favourites for the 2019 World Cup? "It's different playing out here to playing in England ", Vince said. Read More »

Donald Trump shock: "No a migranti da Paesi 'cesso'"


Trump ha dichiarato di aver annullato la visita del mese prossimo, che prevedeva l'apertura della nuova ambasciata americana a Londra , perche' non gli piaceva l'edificio e pensava che fosse un "cattivo affare" dal punto di vista finanziario. Read More »

President Trump Has Extended Iran's Sanctions Relief 'For The Last Time'


The official added that President Trump intends to "work with our European partners on some kind of follow-on agreement that enshrines certain triggers that the Iranian regime can not exceed related to ballistic missiles, related to nuclear breakout period that holds them to one year or less, would hold them to inspections and would have no sunset clause ". Read More »

Iran threatens to retaliate against new USA sanctions


The Arms Control Association says that, were Washington to permanently deprive Iran of a nuclear program, it would be a direct violation of the JCPOA. "We will be discussing this with our European partners and with the United States and will respond in detail in due course". Ryabkov said Moscow must unite with Europe and China and undertake " intense work " to keep the existing plan intact and decried what he said was a USA attempt to strongarm the situation. Read More »

Did Botswana Condemn Trump's Alleged 'Shithole' Slur Toward African Countries?


Day event in the Roosevelt Room, a reporter directly asked Trump to face up to his comments , the Hill reported . Richard Durbin, the Senate's second-ranking Democrat, appeared to confirm those reports on Friday. Mr. Trump's comment has triggered widespread condemnation. Ben Cardin said Trump's "comments do not represent America's values". Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh said Trump is arguably the most influential person in the country and possibly the world. Read More »

Death toll climbs to 18 in massive Montecito mudslide

The drenching storm that triggered the disaster gave way to sunny skies, as hundreds of searchers carefully combed a messy landscape strewn with hazards. "Everybody was exhausted from the fire warnings", Weimer said Friday. The Thomas fire was the largest wildfire in recorded California history. "Our home has been severely damaged, but we are safe, and so thankful for that and for the first responders who are working tirelessly to save people", Bridges wrote on Twitter. Read More »

Alleged Colombian ELN rebels kidnap oil engineer


From his headquarters in NY, the Secretary-General reiterated his support of the peace process with ELN urging both sides to restore the cease-fire despite the current "decrease in confidence". The United Nations monitored a ceasefire with the ELN until its expired on Tuesday and violence resumed. A pact with the ELN would close the last chapter of a half-century conflict in the South American nation, following a deal struck by Nobel Peace Prize-winning Santos in November 2016 with the much ... Read More »

Medicaid work requirements are a throwback to rejected racial stereotypes


The big news Thursday morning - besides President Trump undercutting his own White House on FISA - was that his administration is moving to allow states to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients. He also believes the work requirement may be financially counter productive. Verma, who served as a Medicaid consultant for IN and Kentucky before joining the Trump administration, has long advocated for work requirements . Read More »

Emmanuel Macron calls for UNESCO status for French baguette


Now, with Mr Macron's declared support, the bid for UNESCO status is likely to begin in earnest. The iconic French bread should be recognized by UNESCO as one of the world's cultural treasures and listed as "intangible heritage", France's President Emmanuel Macron said Friday. Read More »

Russia: Israeli settlements reduce chances for peace


A State Department official later said that no decision had been made on payment. Construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank can not help broker peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, Russia's Foreign Ministry said in a statement posted on its website on Saturday. Read More »

Woman dies in I-95 crash in St. Johns County


Vanpelt died at the scene while his passenger, 43-year-old Ronald Higgins of Dade City, was taken to Osceola Regional Medical Center in critical condition, according to a crash report. All three northbound lanes remain blocked until about 1 p.m. Drivers were encouraged to use US 1 as an alternate route and allow extra time. Congestion was compounded later in the morning when a second crash, at the State Road 206 interchange, required all northbound lanes to be shutdown almost 10 miles south ... Read More »

Haiti commemorates 8th anniversary of devastating quake


Never said 'take them out.' Made up by Dems. " One day after President Donald Trump allegedly asked why the USA would allow more immigrants from Haiti and "****hole* countries" in Africa, Sen. While campaigning in 2016, Trump came to Little Haiti and told a small group of Haitian Americans that he wanted to be their " biggest champion ". Read More »

Iran vows retaliation over USA sanctions


Germany has said it will continue to call for the deal's full implementation and will consult on a "common way forward" with the United Kingdom and France. JCPOA critics worry that Europe is growing too reluctant to sanction or even strongly criticize Iran for matters unrelated to nuclear weapons, such as its support for terrorism or its human rights violations because the nuclear deal must be preserved at all costs. Read More »

Rescuers Seek Survivors after California Mudslides Kill 17

She says, "we've gotten false warnings during the fire , so we've sheltered in place". The likelihood is increasing that we'll be finding bodies, not survivors. Mudslides and flows of debris brought by the region's first winter storm have stranded hundreds of people in Santa Barbara County. Downed power lines wrapped around trees at one property, while elsewhere the lines dropped nearly to the ground. Read More »

African Union, African UN envoys demand Trump apology


Without directly referring to the President's contentious statement, its main Africa account said on Twitter that "the United States will continue to robustly, enthusiastically and forcefully engage in Africa, promoting this vital relationship, and to listen and build on the trust and views we share with our African partners". Read More »

Cold wave intensifies in North India, Leh records -15 deg Celsius


Leh was the coldest place recorded in Jammu and Kashmir, the official said. State capital Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of minus 4.6 degrees Celsius while Pahalgam and Kupwara in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 6.1 and minus 5.3 degrees Celsius respectively, a MeT official said. Read More »

Hitmen kidnap, torture, and murder wrong person


The sheriff's office reportedly said the "murder-for-hire" case became a case of "mistaken identity", according to WESH . The suspects took after the wrong lady out of the dim store and to her condo where they "coercively put the casualty into the back of her own vehicle, and afterward headed out", Gibson said. Read More »

Trump to abstain from new Iran sanctions - for now


But the European diplomats appear to have allies in Trump's own camp. But they said he might also impose new , targeted sanctions on Iranian businesses and people allegedly involved in missile tests, supporting terrorism, and human rights abuses. Read More »

African ambassadors condemn Trump remarks as 'racist'


Although it is being taken as a denial of the "sh*thole" comment, Mr. Trump did not specifically reference that phrase in his denial. It had sought clarification from the U.S. "We have consistently been portrayed as shitty people from shitty countries", he said. Mr Durbin, the Senate's number two Democrat , had said people who would be allowed to stay in the USA under the deal included those who had fled disasters in places such as El Salvador , Guatemala and Haiti . Read More »

Kohli Makes Three Big Changes for Centurion Test, Legend Disapproves


He ratcheted down the apparent tension around the second Test by a few notches. And he's way too often been in and out of the side than a card carrying member. You don't know when a ball will get you out. To drop him yet again is nearly too easy. South Africa already lead the three-test series against top-ranked India 1-0 after winning in Cape Town last week. Read More »

Tillerson to attend int'l foreign ministers meeting on North Korea in Canada


Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. But diplomats also said they are not completely knowledgeable of how North Korea could achieve nuclear parity with a powerful United States. "We will not have any difficulties, even if our enemies introduce sanctions for 10 or 100 years", Kim said, as quoted by North Korea's state news agency KCNA. Read More »

Seattle Genetics, Inc. (SGEN) Stake Lowered by National Planning Corp

Ao Smith Corp now has $11.19 billion valuation. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $31.88 and compares with the $12.29 52-week low. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage has 22,221 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Patten Gru has invested 0% in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS). Comerica State Bank reported 0% stake. Read More »

I'm alive and well, El-Zakzaky speaks from DSS custody


He also noted that contrary to reports, the Shiite leader was not in prison, the Department of State Services or police custody but was rather in protective custody with his family. This was corroborated by IMN spokesman, Ibrahim Musa, who, however, insisted that El-Zakzaky needs an urgent medical treatment overseas to save his life. Read More »

OR vs Arizona basketball


Deandre Ayton and Dusan Ristic had 10 points each to lead the Wildcats in scoring, while New Mexico transfer Elijah Brown had 13 to lead OR despite committing a technical foul that resulted in two free throws by Allonzo Trier. Arizona lost any hope for an upset by missing its first 12 shots of the third quarter to see a one-point halftime deficit balloon to 14. Marcquise Reed scored 17 points, Donte Grantham added 16 and Mark Donnal finished with a season-high 13 for Clemson (14-2, 3-1), ... Read More »

Scaramucci: Steve Bannon was a 'bad hire'


He initially left Breitbart in 2016 to lead Mr Trump's unconventional election campaign. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu participate in a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington , Wednesday, Feb. Read More »

As California mudslide death toll hits 18, crews keep up the search

He brings the total of missing to seven. Morgan Corey, 25, is still missing after the mudslides in Montecito , Calif., destroyed their family home on Tuesday. Numerous same rescuers who fought the Thomas fire in Santa Barbara County are now frantically combing the area for survivors of the mudslide. Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said Thursday that officials were expanding mandatory evacuation zones in the area because pedestrians and traffic are hindering rescue and fix ... Read More »