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The US to Pile More Pressure against North Korea


Tillerson also said that North Korea's willingness to launch missiles is a threat to people of all nationalities as the airspace is not safe, adding, "threat to commercial aviation is not the "likeliest" threat posed by the regime's weapons program". Read More »

IDX floor collapse: Malaysian students safe, to return today


Emergency personnel tended to the injured on the grass and pavement outside the tower. "We were visiting the Jakarta Stock Exchange as part of our study tour when the structure suddenly collapsed, causing chaos", a student from Palembang in Sumatra, identified as Ade, told MetroTV. Read More »

'New California' declares independence from state, blames excessive taxes & poor companies


On January 15, they declared it Declaration Day with a reading of the New California Declaration of Independence and establish Grievance Number 1. "New California" declares independence from state, blames high taxes & poor services A group hoping to breakaway from California because of high taxes and their unhappiness with how the state is run has declared independence for 'New California'. Read More »

Isle Of Wight Snow And Ice Warning Issued By Met Office

Green Flag's Simon Henrick said: "After a variable and relatively mild winter period, the changing weather conditions may take some drivers by surprise this week, so it's important that drivers do all they can to stay safe in the more challenging conditions". Read More »

GOP Rep. Buck 'Open' to Stopgap Bill, Expects Deal Averting Government Shutdown

Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer has insisted on attaching a Dreamers compromise to the spending bill, saying it's the only viable path to getting it done. "I think this week would be fairly Herculean". Divisions between Republicans and Democrats then deepened amid an uproar over Trump's reported use of the word "shithole" when speaking about African countries last week. Read More »

Bayeux Tapestry 'going on display in UK' for first time


Some historians argue it was made in Kent, England, a debate that is set to reignite following the announcement. According to The Times , the director of the Bayeux Museum in Normandy - where the tapestry is now based - confirmed preparations were under way for it to be moved. Read More »

Lawmaker Heckles Gov. Cuomo During Budget Address


The state's tax department will release a study on the proposal on Wednesday. This would mitigate the impact of the federal tax plan on high-income earners, he said. This is an alternative to increased taxes he expects the governor to propose in his budget. "We need to invest in the education of all NY state students". Read More »

For immigration deal, Graham needs the Trump he plays golf with

If the party in power can't keep the government operating, they've got no one to blame but themselves. The 10 Democrats up for re-election in 2018 in states Trump won in 2016 - including five in states Trump won by double digits - are wary of appearing to be reflexively anti-Trump given that numerous voters they will face in November still view the President positively. Read More »

Nazarbayev's meeting with Trump sets Kazakhstan as key player in region


Secondly, according to IWEP, Donald Trump and Nursultan Nazarbayev reaffirmed their counties' commitment to continue joint work in terms of strengthening global and regional security. Trump thanked Nazarbayev for supporting his South Asia strategy, including efforts in Afghanistan. "Our troops fighting (the) IS and Taliban where we have made tremendous strides", he added. Read More »

Winter Weather On The Way, Advisories Expand To Include Most Of Md


In Oneida and Madison Counties the Advisory will remain in effect until 5 a.m. on Wednesday . Shelby County courts in Memphis announced they would close Monday night in anticipation of the winter storm. We will likely be cold enough tonight for that to be an issue as actually temperatures drop into single-digit territory. "There still remains some uncertainty in liquid precipitation amounts and how quickly precipitation will end from west to east across central N.C.", the National ... Read More »

Trump says programme to protect 'Dreamers' is 'probably dead'


Trump said he hoped there wouldn't be a government shutdown. Republicans have the White House as well as majorities in the House and the Senate. Aides to leaders from both parties and both chambers gathered Tuesday in the office of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., to keep negotiations going. Read More »

Four dissenting SC Judges not on CJI's New Constitution Bench


A top RSS functionary has alleged Congress ploy in the four senior Supreme Court judges' open criticism against the Chief Justice of India, and sought action against them. Venugopal jumped the gun and claimed that everything had been settled among the judges despite the tumultuous meeting on Monday during which Justice Mishra broke down and there were heated arguments. Read More »

I am not a racist, says Trump


South Africa's foreign ministry said in a statement that it would call on the US Charge d'Affaires on Monday to provide an opportunity "to explain the statement that African countries constitute "shitholes" from where migrants into the United States are undesirable". Read More »

Donald Trump branded 'racist and xenophobic' by African countries he called 'shitholes'


On Friday , a group of 54 African countries, including Egypt, demanded that U.S. President Donald Trump apologize for his alleged denunciation of immigration from "shithole" nations. "The president of the United States simply shouldn't speak that way". "No. I'm not a racist ", he replied. The president also questioned the need to admit more Haitians to the U.S., according to people who were briefed on the conversation but were not authorised to describe the meeting publicly. Read More »

Five Immigration Disaster Points Created By Racist President Donald Trump


Senator Dick Durbin of IL, the No. 2 Democrat, said Monday morning he'll introduce the bipartisan immigration compromise this week and that McConnell should allow the vote before the Friday spending vote. Nielsen noted that the clock is ticking for Congress to protect DACA beneficiaries, adding that Trump does not plan to extend the March deadline. Trump last week rejected a bipartisan agreement reached by a group of senators on the matter. Read More »

Yemen's Houthis fire ballistic missile at Saudi airport


The panel examined 10 air attacks in 2017 that killed 157 people, and found that the targets included a migrant boat, a motel and five residential buildings, according to a copy of the report shown to Al Jazeera. Luescher, asked about prospects for the Hudaida Port lifeline to remain open, said, "Obviously since the cranes were imported and are operational, we are hopeful and optimistic that our work can continue". Read More »

Rahul sees crimson over authorities's orange passport plan


Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday attacked the Modi government over its decision that passport holders requiring emigration check would be given an orange-coloured passport while others will continue to get a blue one, saying it shows the Bharatiya Janata Party's "discriminatory mindset". Read More »

Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 16, 2018


President?" As Trump finished his statement, Acosta moved to inquire about the immigration meeting where Trump spoke of "sh*thole countries". Trump responded, "I want them to come in from everywhere ". Trump had a one-word response to Acosta. Acosta in a series of tweets said it was a deliberate attempt to stop him from asking the president questions. Read More »

'Outrage': S Africa says it should formally protest Trump's remarks


He said South Africa aligned itself with the statements issued by the African Union (AU) and the Africa group of Ambassadors to the United Nations in NY. "It doesn't change what they do", Goldstein said.State Department officials said diplomats have been advised not to try to interpret or soften the President's remarks but rather to listen and acknowledge the countries' concerns. Read More »

Americans Advised to Make a Will Before Traveling to N.Korea


The State Department also mentions that although the Swedish Embassy in North Korea is the protecting power for Americans, U.S. officials can not guarantee they will be able to reach Americans in need of aid. The recommendation says that anyone who is making plans to travel to North Korea should draft an appropriate document that will highlight health and life insurance beneficiaries and also a will should be necessary. Read More »

South Africa protests to US embassy over Trump "shithole" remark

Trump allegedly said after being presented with a proposal to restore protection for immigrants from Africa and other countries. "Then in a separate part of the conversation when they were referencing the diversity visa lottery, President Trump referred to people coming from Africa as coming from 'sh*thole countries , '" added Tapper. Read More »

Joshua Wong receives second jail term over 2014 protests


Known as Umbrella Movement , the 2014 protests brought parts of central Hong Kong to a standstill for almost three months. Wong, 21, who had pleaded guilty to the contempt charge, was already on bail pending an appeal over a six-month sentence for another offence related to the Umbrella Movement. Read More »

Veteran Sues After Scalpel Found Inside His Body 4 Years After Surgery


An X-ray taken that day showed "an abandoned scalpel" inside of Turner. It appears as bright white on the x-ray lying horizontally between his hips. A US Army veteran has sued the Department of Veterans Affairs after surgeons discovered a scalpel forgotten inside his body during an operation four years prior. Read More »

Ice everywhere' in Houston disrupts Valley flights


Flights into Houston, San Antonio and elsewhere have been canceled. Houston Hobby Airport is also being affected , as well as other major airports across the state. Rival Delta Air Lines, the No. 2 USA carrier by passenger traffic, said it had canceled about 275 Tuesday flights and expected additional cancellations in NY and Boston as the storm tracked north. Read More »

Air Lease Corp (AL) EVP Jie Chen Sells 4000 Shares

The stock of Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE ) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, June 9 by BMO Capital Markets. The institutional investor held 3.26 million shares of the diversified commercial services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $138.86M, down from 4.21 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Read More »

Winter storm exiting Central Texas, leaving icy conditions


Total snow accumulations of up to two inches are expected. The Texas winter storm is expected to continue bringing in mixtures of snow and freezing rain throughout Tuesday night, meaning traveling on bridges and overpasses more risky because of snow and ice buildups. Read More »

Navy files homicide charges against commanders of 2 ships in deadly crashes


USNI News was first to report on the charges against U.S. Navy Commanders Bryce Benson and Alfredo J. Sanchez, who were in charge of Fitzgerald and John McCain respectively, on January 16, 2018. The commander of the Japan-based 7th Fleet, Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, retired earlier than expected and Adm. Scott Swift, the U.S. Pacific Fleet's commander, also indicated he would depart early, too. Read More »

Africa, Ghana summon U.S. diplomats after Trump remark


Sen. Graham shared a statement on Friday which said: "Following comments by the President, I said my piece to him directly yesterday". The U.S. Embassy in Pretoria said on Friday that the U.S. The program shielded these immigrants, often referred to as "Dreamers", from deportation and granted them permits to work. "DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don't really want it, they just want to talk and take desperately needed money away from our military", the president said. Read More »

Renewal Requests Now Accepted for DACA Recipients


As NPR and other outlets reported last week, it was Trump who rejected a tentative agreement reached by a small, bipartisan group of senators that would have allowed DACA recipients permanent residency in the US and a path to citizenship. "I can't defend the indefensible", she said. Despite Trump's tweets declaring a likely dead deal on DACA, Sen. Trump also flatly rejected a bipartisan agreement to create a pathway to citizenship for the Dreamers, even though it also included other ... Read More »

Walt Disney Co (DIS) Short Interest Update

According to a recent spotcheck, company The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) have been seen trading -0.64% away from the 50- day high. The stock of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) earned "Buy" rating by Argus Research on Monday, November 9. Read More »

£350m Brexit claim on bus was too low, says Boris Johnson


The Foreign Secretary says the United Kingdom will actually receive more than that amount after Brexit because the country's gross contribution would rise to £438 million by 2021, the past year of an expected transition period. However, the foreign secretary rejected the idea, saying the first referendum had caused "an terrible lot of heartache and soul-searching". Johnson said gross payments to the European Union have continued to rise and will reach £438 million a week by the end of the ... Read More »