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German industrial orders dip in November German industrial orders dip in November
- January 08, 2018

The ministry said Monday that there was a 0.7 percent gain in orders from other nations in the 19-nation eurozone, but domestic demand was off 0.4 percent and there was a 1.2 percent drop in orders from countries outside the eurozone. "There is little reason to get concerned. The general trend for industrial production in Germany remains positive", said ING economist Carsten Brzeski, noting low inventories and high capacity utilization. (more...)
Podolski unveils kebab restaurant Podolski unveils kebab restaurant
- January 08, 2018

The footballer, who now plays for Japanese side Vissel Kobe, appeared at the opening of "Mangal Doner" and even carved ceremonial slices of doner meat for some of the 1,000 fans who mobbed the premises on its opening day. The former Arsenal striker has launched a new kebab restaurant in the trendy Chlodwigplatz district to add to the clothing store and the ice cream parlour he already has in his business portfolio. (more...)
At least 8 dead and 86 rescued off Libyan coast At least 8 dead and 86 rescued off Libyan coast
- January 08, 2018

The Italian coastguard said the migrants had been spotted on Saturday morning by a plane patrolling the seas on behalf of a European anti-smuggling operation. Smugglers routinely crowd many more than 100 people into motorised rubber dinghies created to hold far fewer. According to the latest data of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), a total of 118,928 migrants have arrived in Italy by sea through the Central Mediterranean route in 2017. (more...)
President seeks $18 billion to extend border wall over 10 years President seeks $18 billion to extend border wall over 10 years
- January 08, 2018

Trump tweeted out his demands just before the new year. "We'll see how that goes". Trump said the drug problem is less hard to deal with in countries that "take it very seriously, and they're very harsh" - an apparent signal the U.S.is preparing to take a much tougher approach. (more...)
Signing of bilateral annual Haj 2018 agreement between India and Saudi Arabia Signing of bilateral annual Haj 2018 agreement between India and Saudi Arabia
- January 08, 2018

Terming his meeting with Benten "very fruitful", Naqvi said officials from both the countries will discuss the technicalities involved so that the pilgrimage via sea route can be commissioned in the coming years. Naqvi also said that Indian Muslim women would be able to go for Hajj without a "mehram" - a male relative who a woman can not marry, such as father, brother or son - if they are more than 45 years old and are travelling in groups of four or more. (more...)
Road construction issue in Arunachal Pradesh with China resolved: Army Chief Road construction issue in Arunachal Pradesh with China resolved: Army Chief
- January 08, 2018

Days after it was reported that the Indian Army had foiled attempts of the Chinese road building team to enter the Indian territory in Arunachal Pradesh, Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday said that the matter has now been resolved with the Chinese troops, PTI reported. (more...)
Father stabs family dog to death to save one-year-old child
- January 08, 2018

The father tried to separate the dog from the child, but was unable to do so. Police said he went to retrieve a pistol from a nearby room, but when he realized the gun wasn't loaded, he grabbed a knife and began stabbing the animal. The dogs always got along with her, so I don't know what happened". The girl was airlifted to Boston Children's Hospital where she underwent a number of emergency surgeries and blood transfusions. (more...)
Iran urges readiness for USA withdrawal from nuclear deal Iran urges readiness for USA withdrawal from nuclear deal
- January 08, 2018

Iran signed the accord in 2015 with six world powers, agreeing to curb its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of many global sanctions. "It has been over one year that the US president [Donald Trump] is making any efforts to ruin the JCPOA", he told the Tehran Security Conference. (more...)
Trump book author says his revelations will bring down U.S. president Trump book author says his revelations will bring down U.S. president
- January 08, 2018

Some of the aspects of his win or the fact that he brought his wife Melania Trump nearly to tears ahead of the election and possibly even the passage where the book states that he only believed that could be President after he won the November 2016 Election, strengthen the belief that Hillary Clinton lost the election rather than Trump winning it. (more...)
Jordan says it foiled 'massive' terror plot linked to IS Jordan says it foiled 'massive' terror plot linked to IS
- January 08, 2018

Security and military sites, malls, media stations and moderate religious scholars were among the targets by the plotters, Petra said. They were referred to concerned authorities and charged of plotting to carry out terrorist attacks and promoting for terrorist groups, among other charges. (more...)
Braintree MP James Cleverly handed promotion in cabinet reshuffle
- January 08, 2018

Reports suggests more junior ministerial appointments would continue into a second day on Tuesday. It has been revealed that James Cleverly, who was elected in 2015, has been appointed as deputy chairman of the Conservative Party. Mr Lewis is seen in the party as a "safe pair of hands" and was a key figure in Theresa May's campaign for the Tory leadership. The Prime Minister is also believed to want more women and MPs from ethnic minorities in her team with Suella Fernandes, the leader of ... (more...)
Pierce County Deputy shot, killed after responding to a burglary Pierce County Deputy shot, killed after responding to a burglary
- January 08, 2018

Someone called the Sheriff's Office just before 11:30 a.m. saying an intruder was inside a home in Frederickson, a suburb just southeast of Tacoma. It's unclear whether he was able to return fire. The residents were inside the home at the time of the incident. "Our dep has been critically injured as a outcome of doing his job and courageously putting himself in harm's way". (more...)
New York Fire Department Responding to Trump Tower Fire New York Fire Department Responding to Trump Tower Fire
- January 08, 2018

There were no evacuations or injuries immediately reported, however, officials briefly shut down Fifth Avenue to tend to the situatio. The skyscrape, which houses a mixture of commercial and residential tenants, is the headquarters of the Trump Organization. (more...)
160 attempts daily to access online porn in United Kingdom parliament 160 attempts daily to access online porn in United Kingdom parliament
- January 08, 2018

The figures emerged after prime minister Theresa May sacked her deputy Damian Green following allegations he was viewed "extensive" amounts of pornography on his Commons office computer in 2008. A Parliamentary spokesman said: All pornographic websites are blocked by Parliament's computer network. Figures for January and February 2017 could not be provided by the parliamentary authorities due to changes in technology and the way the data is held. (more...)
Faulty rotor seen behind United States copter mishap in Japan Faulty rotor seen behind United States copter mishap in Japan
- January 08, 2018

TOKYO (AP) - U.S. military personnel appeared to remove part of the main rotor from a Marine Corps helicopter Sunday, one day after it made an emergency landing on a beach in Japan's southern Okinawa islands. Earlier, a window fell from a military aircraft onto a school playground. "We want (the USA military) to work toward that end". The incident is the latest in a series of accidents and mishaps involving USA military aircraft stationed in the southern prefecture of Okinawa, which hosts ... (more...)
Majority of Israelis are not convicted for assaults on Palestinians Majority of Israelis are not convicted for assaults on Palestinians
- January 08, 2018

While it intensifies mistrust among Palestinians towards police, the low indictment rate also "bolsters the perpetrators' sense of impunity". It said 118 of the files, or 64 percent, "were closed under circumstances indicating police investigative failure". (more...)
No need to probe Mahatma Gandhi murder again, says Supreme Court lawyer No need to probe Mahatma Gandhi murder again, says Supreme Court lawyer
- January 08, 2018

In response, the Supreme Court appointed Sharan as amicus curiae and asked him to assist in the matter. "The bullets that pierced Gandhi's body, the pistol from which it was sacked, the assailant who fired the bullets, and the conspiracy and ideology that led to Gandhi's assassination have all been duly identified", Sharan's report said, according to News18. (more...)
Borussia Dortmund bus bombing suspect admits to carrying out attack Borussia Dortmund bus bombing suspect admits to carrying out attack
- January 08, 2018

The defendant gave evidence on Monday that he had sought to fake an attack and had designed the explosives in such a way "that no harm to people could be expected", news agency dpa reported. The accused, whose trial opened last month, faces a life sentence if found guilty of the charges. He has been charged with 28 counts of attempted murder, which he denies. (more...)
James Brokenshire: Northern Ireland Secretary resigns James Brokenshire: Northern Ireland Secretary resigns
- January 08, 2018

Theresa May will now have to replace the 50-year old MP for Old Bexley, who has been doing the Northern Ireland job since July 2016. The news was reported by several United Kingdom media outlets as Theresa May begins a cabinet reshuffle after losing several ministers in recent months. (more...)
Rail passengers hit by three days of strike action Rail passengers hit by three days of strike action
- January 08, 2018

Members of the RMT stage a picket line opposite Ipswich station. The 24-hour walkouts were called over separate disputes, all concerning rail safety, the RMT said. "No one should be in any doubt: these disputes are about putting the safety of the travelling public before the profits of the private train companies", he said. (more...)
House fire displaces 4 residents in Boston fire House fire displaces 4 residents in Boston fire
- January 08, 2018

Fire officials said they received the first call of the blaze occurring on Allston Street about 10 p.m. The previous record for the day, set in 1896, was minus 2 degrees. The third-floor porch was "fully involved" at one point, Boston Fire Department reported, and flames were also seen on the roof. Mayor Martin J. Walsh came to the scene of the fire where BFD Commissioner Joe Finn briefed him. (more...)
Trump Works From 11-6, Sort Of Trump Works From 11-6, Sort Of
- January 08, 2018

This is largely to meet Trump's demands for more "Executive Time", which nearly always means TV and Twitter time alone in the residence, officials tell us. On Wednesday, the president has one meeting, one briefing, a video chat with Hope Hicks and the day ends at 4. President Donald Trump's workday schedule is shrinking, and packed with "Executive Time" - i.e. (more...)
Man arrested from West Bengal for allegedly harassing former Indian cricketer's daughter
- January 08, 2018

Admitted making calls to the cricketer's home, he said he found nothing wrong in it as he was merely making a marriage proposal. I managed to get the cricketer's landline number from the internet. Maiti's neighbours, however, said he was suffering from mental issues from 2007. "We will check his medical documents, if there are any", said Pandit Thackeray, senior police inspector, Bandra police station. (more...)
Kushner Firm Expands Israel Business Ties Kushner Firm Expands Israel Business Ties
- January 08, 2018

The deal, which was not made public, pumped significant new equity into 10 Maryland apartment complexes controlled by Kushner's firm. While Jared Kushner, U.S. criminal investigation. Kushner's ties to Israel are also reportedly a subject of inquiry by Robert Mueller, the USA special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, after he discovered that Kushner directed a campaign to combat the Obama administration's eleventh hour effort in December 2016 to ... (more...)
This Crime Drama Will Make TV History By Having A Gay Lead This Crime Drama Will Make TV History By Having A Gay Lead
- January 08, 2018

It's "all that more important we should have a character with a healthy same-sex marriage", the actor added. The show is based on an upcoming book by James Patterson. Reinhart is a former spy, author and, Cumming said, on the spectrum in a way like he's a child musical prodigy. "There's a lot going on". "I'm also conscious of the fact that, most times, when we see gay characters on American television, their gayness is the prime thing", he noted. (more...)
Five human heads found on a taxi bonnet in Mexico Five human heads found on a taxi bonnet in Mexico
- January 08, 2018

The heads of five men displayed atop a auto were found on Friday in the Gulf state of Veracruz in southeastern Mexico, local authorities said, in the midst of a spike in violence in the country. Violence fueled by Mexico's multi-billion-dollar cartels has surged in recent months, making 2017 the most murderous year on record, with 23,101 homicides between January and November. (more...)
Two held in Donaldson murder inquiry Two held in Donaldson murder inquiry
- January 08, 2018

Another man was also arrested, Irish police have confirmed. They were being questioned in Letterkenny Garda Station under section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act and they can he detained for 72 hours. Gary Donnelly was previously arrested and questioned in connection with the Donaldson Killing in September 2011, he was released without charge. Mr Donaldson was once a key figure in Sinn Féin's rise in Northern Ireland politics. (more...)
Russia Warns Against Foreign Meddling in Iran After Trump Tweet Russia Warns Against Foreign Meddling in Iran After Trump Tweet
- January 08, 2018

The protests, stronger in the provinces than Tehran, appear dominated by members of the working class under-25s who have suffered the most under Iran's sluggish economy. But it didn't change much in Iran. In a country of 80 million there were 48 million smartphones in use in 2017, compared with just two million in 2014. (more...)
Statement against AKG has crossed limits, says Chandy Statement against AKG has crossed limits, says Chandy
- January 08, 2018

Describing AKG as "an emotion of Kerala", the chief minister also said making any disparaging remarks against him would hurt the people of the country, especially labourers and farmers. "He may be unaware of the history of the Congress or the life of the leader". "It is better that party leaders observe restraint while commenting on social media and in public domain in general", he said. (more...)
MHP reports five crashes involving troopers in last month MHP reports five crashes involving troopers in last month
- January 08, 2018

Major Steve Lavin was standing near the driver's door of the Red Durango investigating a slide-off when the white passenger vehicle zipped past him barely missing his patrol auto. "We're still a lot of vehicles out there in poor conditions driving the speed limit, which is not acceptable and a lot of those vehicles are crashes", Hayter said. (more...)

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