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USA sanctions Iranian firms tied to missile program USA sanctions Iranian firms tied to missile program
- January 05, 2018

The US has imposed sanctions on five Iranian legal entities for their involvement in Iran's missile program, the BNR said. Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo on Wednesday slammed the US government's recent attempts to intervene in the domestic affairs of the Islamic Republic. (more...)
USA to protesters in Iran: 'You will not be forgotten' USA to protesters in Iran: 'You will not be forgotten'
- January 05, 2018

But France can not keep silent on brutal repression exercised against protesters in many Iranian cities, who receive "minimal" services. According to Netanyahu the allegations are an insult to the Iranian people and their struggle. Turkey and Russia warned Thursday against interfering into Iran amid protests with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov urging the US not to interfere into Iran's "domestic affairs" while Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman also warned against ... (more...)
GOP Congress' First Criminal Referral In Russia Probe: The Trump Dossier Author GOP Congress' First Criminal Referral In Russia Probe: The Trump Dossier Author
- January 05, 2018

Steele compiled on behalf of Fusion GPS for the Clinton Campaign and the Democratic National Committee and also provided to the FBI". "If we see what appears to be credible evidence of a violation that should be further investigated based on information from any source, public or non-public, we are going to formally notify the department", Grassley said in a statement . (more...)
Andrew McCabe had no conflict in Hillary Clinton email probe — Federal Bureau of Investigation documents Andrew McCabe had no conflict in Hillary Clinton email probe — Federal Bureau of Investigation documents
- January 05, 2018

None of this has made us waver in our mission to help people. There are real issues in our society needing attention that the Clinton Foundation works hard to solve every day. USA media outlets including the New York Times in recent years have scrutinised the Clinton Foundation. On the campaign trail, Trump's supporters frequently chanted "Lock her up!" at the mention of Clinton's name, and Trump specifically called for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the Clinton ... (more...)
Trump is now mocking Steve Bannon with a new nickname
- January 05, 2018

On Thursday, Bannon published the excerpts on Breitbart News without quarrel or complaint, suggesting they reflect his true words. "When he was sacked, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind ", Trump said in a statement. And the White House has visitor logs - not available to the public - which clearly could have tipped them off ahead of time to the fact that, as they now say , Wolff came to meet Bannon 95% of the time. (more...)
Triple Talaq Bill Pushed Back As Winter Session Ends Triple Talaq Bill Pushed Back As Winter Session Ends
- January 05, 2018

Citing Rule 70 (sub-rule 2a), Congress MP Anand Sharma tried to justify the Opposition's demand to refer the bill to the select committee. Tiwari alleged that it was the BJP's policy to "divide the society" and the ruling party was running away from a debate on the matter. (more...)
DeSantis makes it official, he's running for governor DeSantis makes it official, he's running for governor
- January 05, 2018

DeSantis, a Republican who represents the 6th District covering all of Volusia and Flagler plus parts of St. Johns and Lake counties , got an endorsement tweet from President Trump just before Christmas. Republicans have controlled state government for two decades. Jack Latvala in the race for the Republican nomination. Mr. Trump tweeted a few weeks ago that Mr. (more...)
Do not fear death: Strongman President Xi addresses entire China military Do not fear death: Strongman President Xi addresses entire China military
- January 05, 2018

Military service is not mandatory in China , but the country still boasts the largest force in the world, with estimated numbers of nearly 2,300,000 personnel. President Xi also reviewed the assembly of soldiers at the base and observed the training of troops with senior officers. Elsewhere, over 4,000 branch venues were designated to listen to President Xi's instruction. (more...)
ISIS at War with Hamas Following Trump's Jerusalem Decision
- January 05, 2018

The Islamic State said it is declaring war on the Palestinian terror group because Hamas has itself been fighting against ISIS soldiers in Gaza. Trump's announcement recognising Jerusalem as the Israeli capital is also displayed in the video, which criticises Hamas for cracking down on fellow Islamist organisations in the region. (more...)
FBI Says Alleged White Supremacist Attempted Terror Attack On Amtrak Train FBI Says Alleged White Supremacist Attempted Terror Attack On Amtrak Train
- January 05, 2018

Wilson, 26, from St. Cloud, Missouri has been charged in federal court with terrorism and violence against railroad carriers, according to the Lincoln Journal Star . Charles police, a black woman told police April 16, 2016, that a white man in a green SUV had pointed a gun at her for no apparent reason while the two drove eastbound on Interstate 70, Czaplewski wrote in the affidavit affidavit. (more...)
Sears Holdings to Close Another 103 Stores Sears Holdings to Close Another 103 Stores
- January 05, 2018

SEARS Holdings, which owns both SEARS and K-mart, said It's closing another thirty-nine SEARS locations, and sixty-four K-mart stores. All three are slated for early April closings, according to Sears. JC Penny CEO Marvin Ellison is upfront about the retailer targeting fellow struggling department store chain Sears' appliance sales. "In the process, as previously announced we will continue to close some unprofitable stores as we transform our business model so that our physical store ... (more...)
Texas man facing kidnapping charges after Colorado arrest Texas man facing kidnapping charges after Colorado arrest
- January 05, 2018

The day before Miles was caught on camera, the girls' mother, Tonya Bates, 44, was found dead inside her home in Round Rock, in what is being investigated as a homicide. Law enforcement officials tracked the girls' phones, finding one in the woods near a Wal-Mart in Round Rock. Terry Allen Miles, 44, was arrested in a remote area of southern Colorado Wednesday evening after several tips of sightings had been reported there. (more...)
Striking Indian low-caste workers bring chaos to Mumbai Striking Indian low-caste workers bring chaos to Mumbai
- January 05, 2018

In Mumbai , Normal life was disrupted as protesters attacked city buses, stopped suburban local services and blocked roads at various places in the city. There were reports of journalists being attacked and vocal anger towards the media, whom one protester accused of ignoring violence against Dalits and being "sold to politicians". (more...)
Rosenstein, Wray pressed Ryan to narrow Nunes document request Rosenstein, Wray pressed Ryan to narrow Nunes document request
- January 05, 2018

Last week, Nunes blasted Rosenstein in a letter calling on the DOJ and FBI "to investigate themselves" for ignoring subpoenas for dossier-related documents and witnesses. The announcement came after Rosenstein was seen leaving the office of House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), fueling speculation that they were discussing some of the many investigations into Russian collusion and interference in the 2016 presidential election. (more...)
Manafort files lawsuit against DoJ, Mueller, Rosenstein Manafort files lawsuit against DoJ, Mueller, Rosenstein
- January 05, 2018

A Justice Department spokeswoman said while the lawsuit was "frivolous", Manafort was "entitled to file whatever he wants". Both pleaded guilty to lying to investigators - Flynn about contacts with Russia's ambassador and Papadopoulos about contacts with foreigners claiming high-level connections to them - and are cooperating with investigators. (more...)
Russian military personnel killed in shelling of Khmeimim air base in Syria Russian military personnel killed in shelling of Khmeimim air base in Syria
- January 05, 2018

There was, however, no immediate confirmation by the Russian military, which is providing air support to government forces fighting rebels. " Kommersant's report about the "virtual destruction" of seven Russian warplanes at the Khmeimim airbase is fake", the ministry was cited as saying by the Interfax news agency. (more...)
Eau Claire store is on latest Gander list Eau Claire store is on latest Gander list
- January 05, 2018

Camping World Holdings bought Gander Mountain in bankruptcy court in May 2017. The agreement obligated Camping World to assume a minimum of 17 leases, and Lemonis, insisting on profitability, said then that at least half of Gander's 160 stores likely wouldn't survive. (more...)
Millionaire socialite accused of anti-Semitic assault on Jewish attorney Millionaire socialite accused of anti-Semitic assault on Jewish attorney
- January 05, 2018

Jacqueline Kent Cooke , 29, was charged with assault on Wednesday in NY following the shocking confrontation on New Year's Eve in the swanky Upper East Side restaurant Caravaggio . "You called me a f***ing bitch, you called me a c-", Cooke screamed. "You called me a f--ing Jew", Haberkorn responds on the video. "What are you doing?" However, the conversations soon turned bloody after the 29-year-old socialite struck the lawyer with her Lulu Guinness Chloe Mirrored Perspex Box ... (more...)
Matric pass rate improves to 75.1% Matric pass rate improves to 75.1%
- January 05, 2018

The 2017 National Senior Certificate results can be retrieved using a learner's exam. Alternatively, the learners were allowed to modularise their examinations. She said 4 of the 70 districts achieved pass rates lower than 60%, adding that for the first time, no district has performed below 50%. This translates to nearly 45 Bachelor passes per 100 produced anywhere else in the country, she said. (more...)
Ranbir's Dutt biopic to hit theatres on 29 June, alongside Diljit's Soorma Ranbir's Dutt biopic to hit theatres on 29 June, alongside Diljit's Soorma
- January 05, 2018

The film was initially set to release on March 30, 2018, but was later delayed to production issues. "Hirani took to Twitter and wrote, " #DuttBiopic releasing on June 29". With Ranbir playing Baba and if the leaked stills of Ranbir as Sanjay are anything to go by, this film will certainly give another boost to Ranbir's stardom. (more...)
Massive Blaze in Mumbai Residence Kills Four, Dozens Injured Massive Blaze in Mumbai Residence Kills Four, Dozens Injured
- January 05, 2018

The deaths reportedly happened due to suffocation. It was brought under control around 5 am after five fire engines and water tankers were sent to the spot. Another injured woman, Zara Cutlerywalla (42) was discharged after treatment. The neighbouring family of Kotharis, residents of fourth floor were also injured in the fire and were rescued by the fire brigade team. (more...)
Motel 6 gave guest lists, personal info to ICE agents, lawsuit says Motel 6 gave guest lists, personal info to ICE agents, lawsuit says
- January 05, 2018

After the Phoenix New Times report in September , Motel 6′s corporate office said it would issue a directive to all USA locations telling employees they were prohibited from voluntarily providing ICE with guest lists. Initial allegations from The Phoenix New Times pointed to Motel 6 locations in Arizona that were giving information to ICE. "Motel 6 takes this matter very seriously, and we have and will continue to fully cooperate with the Office of the State Attorney General", the ... (more...)
Virat Kohli truly can't part with Anushka Sharma even for a minute Virat Kohli truly can't part with Anushka Sharma even for a minute
- January 05, 2018

Akshay Kumar may not have attended Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's star-studded wedding reception in Mumbai , but he made up for it recently by meeting the newlyweds for lunch in Cape Town , South Africa. Anushka will also be busy with the marketing and promotions of Pari which is releasing on February 9. The couple then travelled with the rest of the Indian team to South Africa where they have been since then as the team prepares for the upcoming Test series. (more...)
Haj House in Lucknow Painted Saffron by Yogi Adityanath Government Haj House in Lucknow Painted Saffron by Yogi Adityanath Government
- January 05, 2018

Interestingly, the overall look of the newly painted boundary wall gives a glimpse of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) flag as the main gate of the office was already painted in green. The various booklets and posters issued by the Uttar Pradesh government's public relations department and ministries these days have elements of saffron on its pages. (more...)
Thomas S. Monson, president of Church of Latter-day Saints, dies at 90 Thomas S. Monson, president of Church of Latter-day Saints, dies at 90
- January 05, 2018

Mormon President Thomas Monson, who headed one of the world's fastest growing and most affluent religions, has died at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah , the church said on Wednesday. Monson's tenure coincided with what some observers christened a "Mormon moment" - a period in which Mormonism was frequently at the center of national news with the presidential campaigns of former Massachusetts Gov. (more...)
Lalu moves court, seeks minimum sentence in fodder scam citing poor health Lalu moves court, seeks minimum sentence in fodder scam citing poor health
- January 05, 2018

Parliament: Will the deadlock over Triple Talaq Bill end in Rajya Sabha? The special CBI court will pronounce the quantum of sentence in fodder scam on Friday in Ranchi , Jharkhand. The court had acquitted six accused including former Bihar Chief Minister and JD (U) leader Jagannath Mishra (who was earlier with the Congress ). The others convicted are suppliers/ transporters Tripurari Mohan Prasad, Sushil Kumar Sinha, Sunil Kumar Sinha, Raja Ram Joshi, Gopinath Das, Sanjay Agarwal, ... (more...)
Shin Bet Uncovers Iranian Intelligence Terror Network in Judea, Samaria Shin Bet Uncovers Iranian Intelligence Terror Network in Judea, Samaria
- January 05, 2018

The Iranian intelligence agent reportedly instructed Maharmeh to recruit Palestinians or Israeli-Arabs who would be willing to carry out suicide bombings and shooting attacks. In recent days, an indictment was filed against Muhammad Maharma, for contact with a hostile organization, receiving money from the enemy, and membership in an illegal association. (more...)
Possibility of Iran Spring pushes oil prices northwards Possibility of Iran Spring pushes oil prices northwards
- January 05, 2018

US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $61.43 a barrel by 11.40am GMT. "The OPEC agreement to curtail crude oil production in 2017 and subsequent extension of that agreement through 2018 tightened crude oil supplies, which put upward pressure on crude oil prices ", said the EIA. (more...)
Fake Road Signs At California Border Mock The New Sanctuary State Status Fake Road Signs At California Border Mock The New Sanctuary State Status
- January 05, 2018

But Homan claims there's just no sanctuary from federal law enforcement. A California Department of Transportation worker removes a "sanctuary state" sign Monday from the San Bernardino county line on Interstate 15 near the California-Nevada border. (more...)
National Weather Service Reports Snow Totals, What To Expect After Storm National Weather Service Reports Snow Totals, What To Expect After Storm
- January 05, 2018

Thursday until 1 a.m. Friday for Suffolk County , with total snow accumulations of 8 to 12 inches and winds gusting as high as 55 miles per hour; these factors could cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Heavy snow is expected, with total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches. "Winds gusting as high as 50 m.p.h. will cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow", the warning said. (more...)

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