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Belt and Road benefits Pakistan: Abbasi

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He said Singapore is closely working with the Chinese agencies for this project. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said key principles of CPEC projects are financial sustainability and lessening of environmental impact and apart from financial sustainability, these projects are indicative of Pakistan being a more responsible global citizen as far as environment is concerned. Read More »

Deji Tinubu, former Lagos Sports Commission boss, dies

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Governor Ambode, according to a reliable source, announced the cancellation of the retreat, which officially commenced on Thursday and was to end on Saturday. We will always remember him for that because he carried everybody around him along. Tinubu's profile shows he was a nephew of former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and brother to the MD of Oando, Mr. Read More »

White House indicates disapproval of bipartisan immigration bill

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Sanders" criticism of Graham comes after the SC senator told reporters on Sunday that Miller, a senior policy advisor to President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: "We should be like Canada" in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: "Sheet metal and garbage' everywhere in Haiti MORE and an immigration hardliner, has "been an outlier for years" on immigration. Read More »

Cuomo and NJ and CT governors to challenge federal tax law

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Cuomo said they are looking at pursuing a temporary restraining order, though he acknowledged that it is hard to get. In a public statement, Murphy said that the governors of all three states are still formulating a plan on how and when the suit will be filed. Read More »

Kidnapping victim killed when Federal Bureau of Investigation agent opens fire during raid in Houston

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At that point, Conroe police called in the FBI, who obtained a federal warrant that helped them track the suspects' phone to a hotel in the Webster area, Smith said. "Unfortunately the victim in the kidnapping has died as part of the shooting", Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon said. Smith told the Chronicle that it was unclear whether the suspects had any ties to a cartel. Read More »

Supreme Court delays Alabama man's execution

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Madison's attorneys argued that strokes and dementia have left Madison unable to remember killing Schulte or fully understand his looming execution. The state attorney general's office says courts have found that Madison, though in declining health, is competent. Read More »

Larry Nassar Judge Rosemarie Aquilina Is Also A Crime Novel Author

Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years on seven counts of criminal sexual abuse in Ingham County Circuit Court Wednesday. When revealing Nassar's sentence , the judge is quoted as saying, "I just signed your death warrant". I know this apology is not enough. How was Nassar allowed to molest so many young female athletes for more than two decades, one of whom later committed suicide? On Thursday, the United States Olympic Committee gave the USA Gymnastics board six days to ... Read More »

Senate advances bill to reopen government

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In the last one, more than 800,000 government workers were put on temporary leave. President Trump was largely quiet on the issue over the weekend, though he suggested in a tweet on Sunday morning that Republicans should change Senate rules to allow the bill by a simple majority. Read More »

Scandal-Tarred GOP Rep. Meehan Will Retire, Opening Up Swing Seat

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The Cook Political Report shifted its rating of Congressman Pat Meehan's (R-Delaware) seat from "lean Republican " to "toss up" after allegations surface that Meehan sexually harassed a staffer. Calling the news "a major distraction", Mr. Meehan wrote, "I need to own it because it is my own conduct that fueled the matter". He said he had developed strong feelings for the woman in the seven years she had worked for him, and that he reacted badly when he discovered that she had a romantic ... Read More »

Valero Energy Partners LP (VLP) Analysts See $0.74 EPS

First Republic Investment Management Inc. now owns 73,725 shares of the oil and gas company's stock valued at $5,037,000 after buying an additional 21,450 shares in the last quarter. (NYSE:CIT) for 134,828 shares. Etrade Mngmt Limited Co has invested 0.01% in Allegion plc (NYSE:ALLE). Several other institutional investors have also sold shares of the company. Read More »

Trump Tried to Fire Robert Mueller Last June

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Mr Mueller learned of the incident in recent months as his investigators interviewed current and former senior White House officials in an inquiry into whether the President obstructed justice, the Times reported . Sources familiar with the matter told CNN that Mueller had provided Trump's lawyers with possible interview topics. The day before, Mr Trump for the first time directly said that he would cooperate with Mr Mueller , whose investigation he had previously ... Read More »

Headliner Baker Mayfield may not play in Senior Bowl

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This is very important for the franchise, because it allows the talent evaluators to get an up-close look at the players and determine whether they could be a fit for the Broncos. It wasn't about delaying measuring. "To see what I'm all about and see how I react to certain things", said Mayfield when asked why he thought the Broncos requested to work with him. Read More »

Republic Day 2018: Mobile internet services snapped in Kashmir

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The internet services on mobile phones and data cards were suspended yesterday as part of the security drill of the Republic Day. Preliminary reports suggest the suspect belongs to Pune in Maharashtra. The stadium hosted the parade for the first time as the regular venue, Bakhshi stadium, is being renovated. Mobile internet services have been snapped in Kashmir as a precautionary measure on the occasion of the Republic Day, officials said today. Read More »

Mohan Bhagwat hoists tri-colour in Palakkad school

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On Independence Day a year ago, the RSS chief had kicked up a row by hoisting the national flag at Karnakiamman higher secondary school, a government-aided institution, flouting an order by the Palakkad collector. Bhagwat hoisted the national flag, is run by educational wing of the RSS, the Vidya Bharati Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Sansthan. The RSS has defended Bhagwat's decision and said the chief has done nothing wrong that was defying or disrespecting the government orders. Read More »

Weekend Weather: clouds and rain return

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Much colder air is set to return early next week. Mostly sunny today and windy in Mid-Michigan. Look for highs in the upper 50s.and lows in the 40s to low 50s. Tuesday we clear out with colder air sticking around for the day with highs topping out near freezing. The weekend is milder, with showers Saturday night into Sunday morning. Read More »

Dutch Spies Exposed Russian Hackers in US Election Meddling

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The United States suspects a hacking group with ties to Russian Federation, known as Cozy Bear , of leaking hacked Democratic Party emails during the 2016 presidential campaign. Last January's joint intelligence report , which focuses mostly on an election operation run by Russia's military intelligence agency GRU, said that Russian intelligence had access to networks at the Democratic National Convention from July 2015 to June 2016. Read More »

Canadian min. quits over sexual harassment allegations

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She said that on her very first day at the Alberta legislature, she was told to avoid being in elevators with Hehr. She alleged that Hehr made "verbally sexually suggestive comments" to a number of women. In another statement on Thursday evening, she insisted "this is not a partisan issue". He was appointed to cabinet as minister of veterans affairs but then demoted in a shuffle. Read More »

'Invasion Day' protests in strong force across Australia

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Historically, the day has also been called Anniversary Day, Foundation Day, or ANA Day, and there are observances and parties throughout the country to, sometimes unknowingly, praise the start of British sovereignty over Australia . - After the arrival of the British settlers and convicts, the Aboriginal population decreased from an estimated 1 million to just 100,00 by 1910, with most killed by the colonists or from the diseases they introduced. Read More »

Late Kijana Wamalwa's Widow Yvonne Passes On

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Mr Kenyatta mourned her as an ambassador who served with distinction and cared about the interests of Kenya. According to a report by the Daily Nation on Thursday, January 25, Laikipia County Police Commander Simon Kipkeu said they opted of road transportation because it would only take about two hours. Read More »

Few lawmakers are optimistic about Congress reaching immigration deal following government shutdown

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In September, the administration announced it would end the Obama-era DACA program, which gave almost 800,000 immigrants work permits and protection from deportation. "I choose to find that encouraging", said Sen. "If you want a permanent solution for the DACA recipients, you're going to need a permanent solution - which means a plan and funding, something on the order of what Sen". Read More »

HUD Official Apologizes for Vicious Insult of April Ryan

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Despite Patton deleting the tweet and apologizing, Twitter users have continued to call for her resignation. "I ain't the one!" Lynne Patton , who heads a regional Housing and Urban Development office overseeing NY and New Jersey, called April Ryan of the American Urban Radio Networks "Miss Piggy" in a now-deleted tweet that also included the hashtag "BankruptBlogger". Read More »

Indonesia Masters: Saina sinks Sindhu to sail into semis

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Saina Nehwal defeated compatriot and world no. 3 ranked P. V. Sindhu in straight games to progress into the semifinals of the Dollars 350,000 Indonesia Masters SuperSeries on Friday. But Saina clawed back with five straight points to make it 10-10. As per the reports, PV Sindhu was dominant over Saina in the initial exchange in the second game. Read More »

More than 20 WH employees talked to Mueller, lawyer says

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The president suggested the interview could take place in the next two or three weeks and said he continued to consult with his lawyers. Robert Mueller wants to interview the president in his investigation into possible obstruction of justice by the president, and he knows that one of the pieces of evidence of obstruction of justice is that the president tried to fire him. Read More »

President Trump Opens Door for USA to Re-Enter TPP

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Trump replied: "I'm only saying this, I will do TPP if we were able to make a substantially better deal". "The deal was bad, the way it was structured was awful", Trump said Thursday on the sidelines of the annual meeting in Davos. After full implementation of the new TPP, Japan's import tariffs on Canadian and Australian wheat would drop by about $65 per ton. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has underscored the economic and strategic significance of the TPP, a high-standard trade deal that ... Read More »

GST collections rise 7% in Dec, reverse slowdown

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The total collection for the month of December - received till January 24 - is Rs 86,706 crore. A total of 1 crore taxpayers have been registered under GST till January 24, of which 17.11 lakh are composition dealers who are required to file returns every quarter. Read More »

Freeport-McMoran, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCX) To Report Earnings

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On an adjusted basis, earnings were $750 million, or 51 cents a share, up more than double from $351 million, or 25 cents per share. Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX ) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 23rd. Wells Fargo And Mn has invested 0% in NewStar Financial, Inc. (NYSE:T) sales have annually surged 5.30% on average, however its earnings per share growth remained at 25.90%. Read More »

David Copperfield Accused of Drugging and Assaulting Former Teen Model

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Copperfield was 32 years old at the time of the alleged visit, and Lewis said that once she arrived in California the pair went shopping and the magician tried to hold her hand. "I remember my clothes being taken off", she said. Lewis stated Copperfield came into her room the next day and assured her "nothing happened because I was underage" and that he added "I didn't enter you". Read More »

Afrin region urges Syrian state to defend border against Turkey

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It must be noted that Turkey's air and ground operation has been targeting US -backed Kurdish YPG fighters, in Syria's Afrin region, for the past five days. During the same briefing, Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said she had seen media reports about Turkey asking the United States to move troops from Manbij, but did not know of any change in posture. Read More »

Montana Governor's Executive Order Would Force Net Neutrality

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But that power is limited. NY has joined a growing roster of states pledging to use their buying power to force broadband companies to honor the spirit of net neutrality. A Cuomo spokesman said the governor supports her proposal. It faces long odds because it is unlikely to make it past the Republican-led House or President Trump's desk. Read More »