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NextEra Energy (NEE) Earning Favorable Press Coverage, Study Shows
- January 22, 2018

Lehman Financial Resources Inc who had been investing in Nextera Energy Partners Lp Com Unit Part In for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.24 billion market cap company. Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 selling transactions for $9.61 million activity. $4.41M worth of NextEra Energy, Inc. Risk Paradigm Group LLC lifted its holdings in NextEra Energy by 108.1% during the 3rd quarter. (more...)
Why is the USA withholding support for Palestinian refugees? Why is the USA withholding support for Palestinian refugees?
- January 22, 2018

This move follows the US decision to decrease its fund to UNRWA in 2018 from 125 million USA dollars to 65 million dollars. The commissioner stressed that UNRWA services should continue in its five areas of operation until achieving a solution to the Palestinian refugee issue. (more...)
Pence defends Trump on disparaging comments about Africa Pence defends Trump on disparaging comments about Africa
- January 22, 2018

It's unclear if Pence discussed his alleged relationship with Daniels with the president. "I know the president's heart and I know that what President Trump wants to do is reform immigration to make our system one that puts the interests of America first", Pence said. (more...)
Scott signs pot legalization bill Scott signs pot legalization bill
- January 22, 2018

Scott said previously that he's declining to hold a bill signing ceremony because "some people don't feel that this is a momentous occasion". It doesn't legalize recreational pot sales, as has been done in the eight states (excluding Washington, DC) to legalize marijuana so far. (more...)
Russian Bots Give GOP Slogan #SchumerShutdown Big Boost Russian Bots Give GOP Slogan #SchumerShutdown Big Boost
- January 22, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin talk during a break in a session of the APEC summit in Danang, Vietnam, November 11, 2017. Late last week, Democrats, led by Schumer, refused to sign a budget bill to continue funding government operations unless agreement for the future protection of Dreamers is reached. (more...)
Recent Houthi Attack a Threat to Regional and International Security: OIC Recent Houthi Attack a Threat to Regional and International Security: OIC
- January 22, 2018

It added that it aimed to increase monthly import to Yemen from 1.1 million metric tons a year ago to 1.4 million metric tons and that it seeks to open land, sea and air access to Yemen to ensure the increase in delivery. Additionally, the kingdom said it will make a donation of up to $2 billion in fuel for the transportation of humanitarian aid. He expressed appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for depositing two billion dollars in the Central Bank of Yemen account to ... (more...)
Morocco top Group A of African Nations Championship Morocco top Group A of African Nations Championship
- January 22, 2018

The two teams advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament after winning their first two matches in the Group. The Moroccans created numerous opportunities, but failed to convert them into goals. Uganda and Ivory Coast play a match of losers, both teams are out of the competition. Morocco topped the group, though, on goal differences. After this victory, Guinea moved to third place with three points and Mauritania finished fourth after losing all of their matches in the tournament. (more...)
Turkish strikes kill 11 civilians in Syria's Afrin Turkish strikes kill 11 civilians in Syria's Afrin
- January 22, 2018

Turkish warplanes struck positions of a USA -backed Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin province on Saturday, opening a new front in the Syrian civil war and raising the prospect of deeper strains between Turkey and Washington. After the Kurds ignored the requirement, Turkey announced the actual launch of the "antiterrorist operation" in Afrin . Syrian President Bashar Assad has condemned the operation calling it a "brutal attack", while Moscow has stated that U.S. (more...)
Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules state congressional map is unconstitutional Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules state congressional map is unconstitutional
- January 22, 2018

Tom Wolf, a Democrat, by February 9 and the court for approval by February 15. The court ordered that the state must draw a new congressional map ahead of the 2018 midterms, according to multiple reports. A separate federal lawsuit out of Pennsylvania is before the U.S. Supreme Court, along with similar cases from Wisconsin, North Carolina and Maryland. (more...)
European Union promises to back Abbas' demand for Jerusalem European Union promises to back Abbas' demand for Jerusalem
- January 22, 2018

Mr Abbas's visit came as U.S. vice president Mike Pence told Israel's parliament that it would be move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem earlier than planned and by the end of 2019. Abbas will also "reiterate his commitment to the peace process " in the Middle East, Malki said in an interview with AFP in Brussels. Palestinians seek East Jerusalem , including the walled Old City with its holy sites, as the capital of their own future state. (more...)
Waiting for spring? New US warship trapped in icy Montreal waterway Waiting for spring? New US warship trapped in icy Montreal waterway
- January 22, 2018

A sustained cold snap caused ice to form faster than normal in the area, and USS Little Rock is now expected to be able to sail again in March. "Grant them fair winds and following seas". USS Little Rock will be the fifth in the fleet of the odd-numbered Freedom variant, featuring a steel double-chine advanced semi-planing monohull design. (more...)
U.S. police win protracted legal battle in house party case U.S. police win protracted legal battle in house party case
- January 22, 2018

The partygoers were arrested in 2008 for trespassing but not charged. It threw out an award of $680,000 plus attorney fees to some revelers who sued. In this October 4, 2017, file photo, the property, left, in Washington, where a late-night party that turned a vacant home into something resembling a strip club. (more...)
'Very Nice' And 'Quiet' Teacher Accused Of Performing Oral Sex On Student 'Very Nice' And 'Quiet' Teacher Accused Of Performing Oral Sex On Student
- January 22, 2018

Dori Myers , who faces charges of criminal sexual act and endangering the welfare of a child, pleaded not guilty and is already out on bail. The New York Post reported that prosecutors requested for a $50,000 (£36,000) bail for the woman, who also happens to be the wife of the sheriff's deputy, alleging that she " abused her position as a trusted authority figure ". (more...)
Syria Starts Operation to Cleanse Idlib from Terrorists: Russian Defense Ministry Syria Starts Operation to Cleanse Idlib from Terrorists: Russian Defense Ministry
- January 22, 2018

According to the ministry, over the past 24 hours, units of the Syrian army have advanced 3.7 miles to the north of Abu al-Duhour airbase and liberated 24 settlements from the militants. Overall, it appears that the Syrian Army has restarted its offensive in Idlib province after a rebel counter-offensive and general operational exhaustion pushed it to disengage from assault operations for more than a week. (more...)
Screen Actors Guild Awards: Most Memorable Moments Of SAG 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Most Memorable Moments Of SAG 2018
- January 22, 2018

There were big moments Sunday at the 24th annual celebration of actors , like Harvey Weinstein accusers Marisa Tomei and Rosanna Arquette naming some of the key silence breakers who lit the fuse to the movement, and big questions about what would happen if the recently accused James Franco and Aziz Ansari won in their categories (they didn't). (more...)
Nine footballers from Saudi Arabia to play in Spain on loan Nine footballers from Saudi Arabia to play in Spain on loan
- January 22, 2018

Spain , on the other hand, will gain more ground on popularity in the Middle East region. Saudi Arabia will play Egypt in their final group match at the World Cup. In the second tier, four clubs (Valladolid, Numancia, Rayo and Sporting with their particular player set to play with the "B" team) will have Saudi born players in their ranks. (more...)
'Defiance Disorder': Another new book describes chaos in Trump's White House 'Defiance Disorder': Another new book describes chaos in Trump's White House
- January 22, 2018

That's really small, '" she said. But Spicer marched out to berate the coverage of the inauguration in his first of many tense press briefings. After Spicer's confrontational statements, Kurtz wrote, Trump made a "rare admission" that he slipped up. (more...)
Emergency official: Five missing after Oklahoma rig explosion Emergency official: Five missing after Oklahoma rig explosion
- January 22, 2018

Five of those people remain missing. The explosion reportedly occurred at an oil rig west of Quinton. The OHP said firefighters planned to bring nitroglycerin to the site which would apparently be used to try to blow the flames out. "We appreciate everybody's help because it's a bad deal", Morris said. A local emergency dispatcher said the sheriff, undersheriff and county emergency management director are all on the scene. (more...)
African ambassadors condemn Trump remarks as 'racist' African ambassadors condemn Trump remarks as 'racist'
- January 22, 2018

Trump in a Tuesday Twitter post said: "We need to keep America safe, including moving away from a random chain migration and lottery system, to one that is merit-based". "Could it have been either word then?" a reporter asked Durbin . The Kentucky lawmaker said Monday that defending the president earned him hateful abuse online. (more...)
Trump Has Soured on Wilbur Ross, Who Can't Stay Awake at Meetings Trump Has Soured on Wilbur Ross, Who Can't Stay Awake at Meetings
- January 22, 2018

A deal to open the Chinese market to American beef that was panned as lackluster outside the administration was also laughed at within, Axios said. "Wilbur is so famous on Wall Street he only needs one name", the president reportedly bragged in a meeting during those first tender months. (more...)
Dems align on plan to fund gov't, end shutdown Dems align on plan to fund gov't, end shutdown
- January 22, 2018

While many Senate Democrats remain entrenched in their opposition to any funding deal that doesn't include a DACA fix, a growing number of moderate lawmakers are wary of an extended shutdown fight. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., said Tuesday there is no reason "why Congress should hold government funding hostage over the issue of illegal immigration", referring to reports Democrats might not support a stopgap spending bill this week if protection for Dreamers is not tied to ... (more...)
German Nurse Who Killed Patients Indicted in nearly 100 More Killings German Nurse Who Killed Patients Indicted in nearly 100 More Killings
- January 22, 2018

Niels Hoegel is now serving a life sentence for two murders, while authorities said back in November that he may have killed a total of over 100 patients in the course of several years. In three additional cases investigators deemed suspicious, tests didn't produce enough evidence to add them to the charge sheet. He used different drugs while attempting to resuscitate patients, said prosecutor Martin Koziolek, according to Time magazine . (more...)
Mulvaney: Chances of government shutdown are '50-50′ Mulvaney: Chances of government shutdown are '50-50′
- January 22, 2018

According to the budget director, "the Obama administration weaponized the shutdown in 2013" for political purposes - but President Donald Trump's administration wouldn't do the same. "So when you only have 51 votes in the Senate than you have to have Democrat support in order to ... fund the government". During a White House briefing on Saturday, Mulvaney said the administration was taking the closing on a day-by-day basis. (more...)
White House doctor gives Trump clean bill of health White House doctor gives Trump clean bill of health
- January 22, 2018

Trump's physical health has drawn scrutiny for some time. "He said , 'I want you to get out there and I want you to talk to them and I want you to answer every single question they have, ' " Jackson said. "He's more enthusiastic about the diet part than the exercise part", Jackson said. Bennett's Jackson responds, "We did do a cognitive exam at the president's request and he passed it with flying colors". (more...)
Mulvaney: Dems Want Trump to Give SOTU During Shutdown Mulvaney: Dems Want Trump to Give SOTU During Shutdown
- January 22, 2018

The program protects about 800,000 immigrants - known as "Dreamers" - brought to the United States illegally by their parents from deportation. "Keep in mind, these are people aged 16-36 with work permits, which means they do not have any criminal background". (more...)
Dozens injured in Cypress Hills apartment building fire Dozens injured in Cypress Hills apartment building fire
- January 22, 2018

A total of 32 people were hurt, including some firefighters who suffered cuts and bruises. All of the injuries were considered non-life threatening, mostly inhalation of smoke. Heavy smoke spread through the building, with many residents going to windows or fire escapes to get fresh air. "Someone said 'there's a fire, ' so I looked outside and opened my door and I saw smoke in the hallway", the witness said at the scene. (more...)
Ocado announces Canada partnership with Sobeys for online grocery business Ocado announces Canada partnership with Sobeys for online grocery business
- January 22, 2018

The FTSE 250 firm announced a separate global deal in early June, but it has so far kept the customer anonymous. This weighed on its shares and attracted the attention of short sellers. Sobeys had recorded sales of C$23.8 billion previous year. However, it said that profitability of its Ocado Solutions business is "likely to grow" from full-year 2019 onward thanking to rising fees from its existing deals, and "as other deals are signed". (more...)
President Akufo-Addo to attend inauguration of President-elect George Weah President Akufo-Addo to attend inauguration of President-elect George Weah
- January 22, 2018

Like US president Donald Trump , Weah has taken to Twitter to get his message across. He will be taking the top job at a time attempt in the Presidential race. Weah defeated incumbent Vice-President, Joseph Boakai, with 61.5 per cent of the total votes cast, representing a total of 732,185 votes in the election conducted by the National Elections Commission of Liberia . (more...)
'Florida is different,' Interior Secretary Zinke says, defending oil drilling exemption 'Florida is different,' Interior Secretary Zinke says, defending oil drilling exemption
- January 22, 2018

Zinke's announcement about keeping Florida off the table, made during a Tallahassee news conference with Florida Gov. Rick Scott, will be part of the department's analysis as it completes the five-year plan, Cruickshank said. Scott is a friend and ally of President Donald Trump, and Trump has urged him to run for the Senate. Later that same day, Nelson filed legislation to permanently ban drilling off of Florida's coast. (more...)
Pay attention to US-UK rapport, Rex Tillerson says Pay attention to US-UK rapport, Rex Tillerson says
- January 22, 2018

Tillerson was greeted by U.S. Ambassador Woody Johnson as workers finished planting shrubs in the grounds of the new embassy. The pair talked about Yemen and Turkey's assault on Kurdish militia in Syria. The new building is slightly outside central London in an area south of the River Thames which is being regenerated, unlike its predecessor, which was in a plush quarter in the heart of the British capital. (more...)

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