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Luke Shaw On Bench - Manchester United Team vs Burnley Confirmed Luke Shaw On Bench - Manchester United Team vs Burnley Confirmed
- January 20, 2018

Having failed to register a shot on target in the first half, Martial fired the victor in off the crossbar nine minutes after the break. Subs: Sam Vokes (for Hendrick, 81 mins) 5, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou (for Arfield, 81) 5, Nahki Wells (for Barnes, 89) 5. (more...)
Prague hotel fire kills 2, dozens injured Prague hotel fire kills 2, dozens injured
- January 20, 2018

The Eurostars David hotel is just blocks away from the Vltava River and near the Czech capital's National Theatre. Of those hurt, five people were seriously injured, the Prague Emergency Medical Service said. Fire brigades attended the scene at 5pm local time; it took two hours to bring the fire under control. The cause of the fire which started on the ground floor is not yet clear. (more...)
Donald Trump 'did exceedingly well' in cognitive screening test Donald Trump 'did exceedingly well' in cognitive screening test
- January 20, 2018

Trump scored 30 out of 30 on the test, Jackson said . Gupta said on CNN that, based on the coronary calcium score shared from his physical, Trump has a common form of heart disease. "I think he saw doing the physical as an opportunity to put some of that to rest", Jackson said. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and media company owner Chris Ruddy told USA TODAY in earlier interviews that Trump is genetically high energy and benefits from his cleaner living habits. (more...)
US President Donald Trump takes on Senator Dick Durbin on 'racial slur' US President Donald Trump takes on Senator Dick Durbin on 'racial slur'
- January 20, 2018

One of the signatories, career diplomat and former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell told VOA the reaction to the president's alleged remarks is fierce, and building - not dissipating. Donald Trump's son says the US President is not a racist and can only see one colour - green, the colour of money. "Considering the historical reality of how many Africans arrived in the USA during the Atlantic slave trade, this flies in the face of all accepted behaviour and practice", he said through ... (more...)
Is Trump clever enough to avoid nuclear option? Is Trump clever enough to avoid nuclear option?
- January 20, 2018

Like any mob, it needs partners. This is a staggering figure, made even more concerning by the geographic diversity of the offending countries. Iran's funding of North Korea's nuclear program serves two purposes. Kim Jong Un and North Korea's political government need an epiphany. South Korean President Moon Jae-in was right to reaffirm his support of sanctions last week, but merely keeping sanctions in place is not enough. (more...)
I-91 crash in Longmeadow causes multiple injuries I-91 crash in Longmeadow causes multiple injuries
- January 20, 2018

I-91 at Exit 49 in Enfield is closed and I-91 at Exit 2 in Longmeadow is closed until further notice. Massachusetts State Police said they expect the closure to last at least until dark. The northbound lanes are expected to be closed for several more hours. Traffic is now being directed off Interstate 91 north at exit 49. A spokesperson for the Springfield Fire Department said one of the truck drivers was killed. (more...)
North Korea abruptly cancels crucial Olympics preparation visit to South without explanation North Korea abruptly cancels crucial Olympics preparation visit to South without explanation
- January 20, 2018

Some military vehicles could also be involved, he added. A senior official at the Unification Ministry said the team was planning to look around Gangneung, Gangwon, on Saturday, and then travel to Seoul on Sunday, staying in South Korea for a total of two days. (more...)
South Africa protests to US embassy over Trump South Africa protests to US embassy over Trump "shithole" remark
- January 20, 2018

US President Donald Trump on Sunday claimed he was "not a racist" after he reportedly described Haiti and African nation-states as " s***hole countries". What this big game of telephone misses is that it doesn't really matter whether Trump said "shithole" or "shithouse" or "craphole" or any of the various other derogatory names in that vein. (more...)
President Trump says he is 'not a racist' after 'sh*thole' comment President Trump says he is 'not a racist' after 'sh*thole' comment
- January 20, 2018

Trump wrote , "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians". According to Graham's answer, Trump wants to deport all of the black and brown immigrants, not due to the color of their skin, but because they were mean to him. "Why am I frankly seething with anger?" 'You can be as dark as charcoal [or] lily white, it doesn't matter as long as you're nice to him, ' he said. (more...)
Trump defends self after comments, says Trump defends self after comments, says
- January 20, 2018

Protestors gather during a rally against racism in opposition to President Donald Trump's recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations in Times Square in NY, on Monday, Jan. Yes, it's kind of amusing that people are comparing Trump to athletes with similar measurements to Trump's reported 6-foot-3 and 239 pounds, which is one pound shy of "obese," according to body mass index calculators. (more...)
Iran deal to 'fall apart' if Trump pulls out: Lavorv Iran deal to 'fall apart' if Trump pulls out: Lavorv
- January 20, 2018

Russian Federation will not join the world's first nuclear disarmament deal, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a UN Security Council meeting on Thursday. While we embrace the goal of a world free of nuclear weapons, the unilateral measures on which that treaty is based must be eradicated, he said and ratified the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Testing. (more...)
Dimitrov edges Rublev to set up Kyrgios re-match at Australian Open Dimitrov edges Rublev to set up Kyrgios re-match at Australian Open
- January 20, 2018

It pitches the mercurial Australian into a round of 16 showdown with Bulgaria's world No.3 Grigor Dimitrov on Sunday. I don't judge that at all.' Asked how he reacts when he doesn't play the way he wants to, Dimitrov replied: 'When you don't feel well during the match, you need to find other courses to take out from them . (more...)
Trump vulgarity debate has become an 's-show,' senator says Trump vulgarity debate has become an 's-show,' senator says
- January 20, 2018

The HuffPost/YouGov poll consisted of 1,000 completed interviews conducted January 11-12 among USA adults, using a sample selected from YouGov's opt-in online panel to match the demographics and other characteristics of the adult US population. (more...)
Setback to BJP in Mahya Pradesh civic polls Setback to BJP in Mahya Pradesh civic polls
- January 20, 2018

Since Rahul Gandhi took over as the party president, Congress has managed to regain the faith of people and perform better. In the 13 other town council polls, BJP won seven and Congress secured five. The BJP also won, unoppoed, the post of president of Sendhwa Municipality. However, the BJP salvaged some pride by winning seven nagarpalika parishads while the Congress won five. (more...)
Government shutdown starts alongside political blame game Government shutdown starts alongside political blame game
- January 20, 2018

Mike Simpson. The federal government officially shut down at midnight on Saturday . In Twitter posts early on Saturday, Trump blamed Democrat lawmakers. "Republicans asked to be given control of the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives", the senator said in a statement. Some Democrats voted against the bill because it did not include measures to shield from deportation immigrants who were brought to the US illegally as children. (more...)
Government shuts down after negotiations fail Government shuts down after negotiations fail
- January 20, 2018

Donald Trump was up bright and early on the one year anniversary of his presidency to attack and blame the Democratic Party for what he sarcastically called their "present" to him: a government shutdown. Officials said Trump may travel on Air Force One to carry out his constitutional responsibilities, including a planned trip next week to Davos, Switzerland - although it was unclear whether trips to Mar-a-Lago, his exclusive club in Palm Beach, Florida, for golf and socializing would fall ... (more...)
United States government shutdown: Time runs out to break the political deadlock United States government shutdown: Time runs out to break the political deadlock
- January 20, 2018

Democratic leaders have blamed the breakdown of a possible deal on Trump's refusal to fund a program that protects 700,000 "Dreamers" - undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. I've said it a dozen times, but I'll say it again - unlike the Senate, the House passed all of our spending bills through the committee process and approved them before our September 30, 2017 deadline. (more...)
Journalists protest Philippine move to close news website Rappler Journalists protest Philippine move to close news website Rappler
- January 20, 2018

Rappler has had a testy relationship with Duterte since he won election on an anti-crime platform in 2016, with the Philippine leader threatening past year to expose the website's "American ownership". In a decision dated January 11, 2018, SEC ruled to revoke the Certificate of Incorporation of Rappler Inc. and Rappler Holdings Corp. The ruling followed setbacks suffered by other Philippine news organisations which have criticized Duterte's war on drugs that has killed almost 4,000 suspects. (more...)
Dramatic helicopter rescues after California mudslides Dramatic helicopter rescues after California mudslides
- January 20, 2018

About 20,000 people have been ordered to evacuate and at least 50 people have been rescued by helicopters in the area, according to Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown . Riskin's firm described her as the picture of strength, grace and elegance, adding, "her loss is incredibly devastating to her friends, family and our community". (more...)
Associated Banc (NYSE:ASB) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Piper Jaffray Companies
- January 20, 2018

Barclays Capital has "Equal Weight" rating and $43 target. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Thursday, January 14 by Raymond James. As per Friday, October 27, the company rating was downgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Ascendia Brands Inc (NYSE:ASB) institutional sentiment decreased to 1.12 in 2017 Q3. It has underperformed by 4.16% the S&P500. SemGroup Corporation provides gathering, transportation, storage, distribution, marketing, and other midstream services for producers, ... (more...)
48 ex-US envoys write to Trump, chide him over 'shithole' remark
- January 20, 2018

Ambassadors to 48 African countries, we write to express our deep concern regarding reports of your recent remarks about African Countries and to attest to the importance of our partnerships with most of the 54 African nations". On Wednesday, in an apparent rejection of Trump's reported comments, U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe Harry Thomas, Jr. said that his country welcomed Africans as both immigrants and visitors. (more...)
Olympics First Step in Broader Korean Diplomatic Talks Olympics First Step in Broader Korean Diplomatic Talks
- January 20, 2018

Others will compete in figure skating, short-track speed skating, cross-country skiing and Alpine skiing. They will be accompanied by 24 coaches and 21 media representatives. The North's participation in the Games has been central in the campaign by organisers and Seoul to ensure the Pyeongchang Games merit that tag. North Korean women will - upon expected approval by the IOC - play alongside their South Korean counterparts in ice hockey on what would be the first unified Korean team at an ... (more...)
North Korea Calls New UN Sanctions An 'Act Of War' North Korea Calls New UN Sanctions An 'Act Of War'
- January 20, 2018

The latest penalties seek to halt almost 90 percent of the country's refined petroleum imports and limit crude oil supplies to 4 million barrels a year. Washington was the leading proponent of the fresh sanctions and obtained the support of 14 other members of the UNSC, including China and Russian Federation. (more...)
Gunmen reportedly attack Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel Gunmen reportedly attack Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel
- January 20, 2018

Another ministry spokesman told Germany's dpa news agency that the attackers set fire to the kitchen and took up positions on the hotel's fourth and fifth floors. They are "shooting at guests", he said. We are hiding in our rooms. This was the second time that the Inter-Continental Hotel in Kabul came under attack. (more...)
Pentagon, OMB release plans for possible government shutdown Pentagon, OMB release plans for possible government shutdown
- January 20, 2018

Mulvaney seemed particularly frustrated over his insistence that Democrats agree with the content of the short-term spending bill that's now sitting in the Senate chamber. For instance, the vast majority of Homeland Security employees will remain on the job if the government shuts down , a department spokesman said Friday. (more...)
Chinese Oil Ships Found Violating UN Sanctions On North Korea Chinese Oil Ships Found Violating UN Sanctions On North Korea
- January 20, 2018

American diplomats later presented Russian Federation and China with the list of 10 ships it claimed had been involved in smuggling, and provided photos and evidence from the ships' electronic monitoring systems - including maps showing the routes of three ships that apparently had illegally delivered North Korean coal to ports in Russian Federation and Vietnam, the Times reported. (more...)
Senator Lindsey Graham Urges Trump to 'Take Us Forward' on Immigration
- January 20, 2018

Trump took particular issue with the idea that people who'd fled to the United States of America after disasters hit their homes in places such as El Salvador, Guatemala and Haiti would be allowed to stay as part of the deal, according to the people briefed on the conversation. (more...)
Russian Federation sees United States as observer for Syrian Dialogue Congress in Sochi Russian Federation sees United States as observer for Syrian Dialogue Congress in Sochi
- January 20, 2018

In the Friday meeting, which was held at the Russian Foreign Ministry building, the two sides discussed the latest developments in Yemen, Iraq, Libya, Palestine, and also the Syrian National Dialogue Congress. Several rounds of talks have been held on Syria in Astana, Kazakhstan, since January 2017. The Iranian diplomat stressed that the issue of Syria constitutes an important part of consultations, saying that on Saturday these talks would continue at the Sochi tripartite Summit with ... (more...)
School principal shot dead by student in Haryana School principal shot dead by student in Haryana
- January 20, 2018

Yamunanagar is around 100 km from here. The principal, Ritu Chhabra, was immediately taken to the hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. Police officials investigating the case were quoted by IANS as saying that the assailant had come to the school along with a friend on a motorcycle and headed straight for the Principal's office. (more...)
Haryana proposes death for Rapists of Minors Haryana proposes death for Rapists of Minors
- January 20, 2018

Mr. Khattar said that though the police were dealing with such cases under the law, it had been decided to make provision for harsher punishment for rape. The BJP-led government in Haryana has been drawing flak from all quarters over the law and order situation in the state. As many as nine rape cases were reported in Haryana in the past one week, with three cases reported on Thursday itself. (more...)

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