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The brain test that Trump passed was created by a Lebanese immigrant
- January 23, 2018

Trump is the nation's oldest president and there here has been ongoing speculation as to whether the 71-year-old is mentally fit to be president due to his sometimes erratic behavior - concerns that were amplified after the publication of the explosive book Fire and Fury , which stated that the president's team constantly anxious about his mental stability. (more...)
Strong quake rocks Jakarta Strong quake rocks Jakarta
- January 23, 2018

Indonesia's capital Jakarta was rocked Tuesday, January 23, by a strong natural disaster which forced some buildings to be evacuated, but there was no immediate tsunami threat or reported injuries, a government agency said. Indonesia, the world's largest archipelago, straddles the Pacific "Ring of Fire" and is prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The wall of waves killed 220,000 people in countries around the Indian Ocean, including 168,000 in Indonesia. (more...)
Russian Federation accuses USA of stoking Syrian-Kurdish separatist ambitions Russian Federation accuses USA of stoking Syrian-Kurdish separatist ambitions
- January 23, 2018

The U.S. released a statement regarding the operation, urging Turkey to exercise "restraint and ensure that its military offensive is limited in scope and duration". Russian athletes found "clean" will be able to compete in the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, but would have to compete under the Olympic flag as an "Olympic Athlete from Russia (OAR)". (more...)
United Nations chief offers mediation b/w India, Pakistan United Nations chief offers mediation b/w India, Pakistan
- January 23, 2018

The spokesman underscored that the secretary general’s good offices work only when both parties agree to mediation, adding that the United Nations chief was following the situation in the disputed Kashmir region as clashes between the troops of two neighbouring countries along the LOC had escalated, and called for talks between the two countries. (more...)
Panama Papers: More witnesses record statements against Sharif Panama Papers: More witnesses record statements against Sharif
- January 23, 2018

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed three corruption references against the Sharif family in September a year ago in light of the Supreme Court's July 28 verdict in the Panama Papers case. Responding to a question about any further inquiry in the case, the witness said that no statement was recorded in front of him afterwards. Accountability court has conducted 21 hearings of Flagship Investment Ltd reference, 20 of Avenfield Properties and 24 of Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference. (more...)
Naqeebullah killing case: FIA foils Rao Anwar's attempt to leave country Naqeebullah killing case: FIA foils Rao Anwar's attempt to leave country
- January 23, 2018

Earlier, Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal said that Anwar should present himself before the inquiry committee, and in case if he doesn't then the committee reserves the right to take action against him. Rao Anwar was removed from his position of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Malir after the JIT recommended to remove him from his post. Anwar is now under investigation for his alleged involvement in the extrajudicial killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud . (more...)
Democrats must decide if they trust McConnell before ending shutdown Democrats must decide if they trust McConnell before ending shutdown
- January 23, 2018

Up until Monday, most federal workers were not directly affected by the shutdown that began at midnight on Friday. The federal government entered the second day of a partial shutdown on Sunday . The US Senate has voted to reopen the federal government after a two-day shutdown. Even if McConnell allows an immigration bill to reach the Senate floor, right-wing opposition to even the most basic immigration reforms-here's where we remind you that more than 80 percent of Americans say ... (more...)
MI man accused of threatening to kill CNN employees MI man accused of threatening to kill CNN employees
- January 23, 2018

The FBI launched an investigation after the man, who is unnamed in the CBS report , reportedly called CNN 22 times about a week ago. "Fake news", the man reportedly said. Recently, US President Donald Trump censured some media houses in his well-known tweet of " Fake News Awards ". CNN reports Griesemer also made disparaging remarks about Jews and African-Americans. (more...)
Philippines Q4/2017 GDP grows 6.6 pct on year, slightly below forecast Philippines Q4/2017 GDP grows 6.6 pct on year, slightly below forecast
- January 23, 2018

The Philippines was one of the fastest growing major economies in the region past year, after China's 6.9% and Vietnam's 6.8%. The median forecast in a Reuters poll of economists was for a 6.7 percent expansion from a year earlier. For the 4th quarter of 2017, GDP growth was at 6.6 percent compared to 7.0 percent the previous quarter. The agricultural sector logged 2.4% growth, reversing from a 1.3% contraction in the same quarter of 2016. (more...)
Karnataka: Congress and BJP lock horns over Kalasa bandhs Karnataka: Congress and BJP lock horns over Kalasa bandhs
- January 23, 2018

He said the BJP's Parivarthana rally will surely be held on January 25. Whereas reacting to the issue of bandh over Mahadayi river dispute the BJP's state chief BS Yeddyurappa claimed that the Congress is backing the bandh in Karnataka and Bengaluru because they don't want people to attend the rally of PM Modi in Bengaluru . (more...)
Government shutdown 2018 ends as House passes temporary spending bill Government shutdown 2018 ends as House passes temporary spending bill
- January 23, 2018

A spending bill Friday night, which would've kept the government open through February 16, failed to get the 60 votes necessary to move forward. Senate lawmakers spent all day Sunday meeting and negotiating and looking for a way to end the impasse on immigration that forced the government shutdown at midnight Friday. (more...)
Senate Advances Measure to End Government Shutdown Senate Advances Measure to End Government Shutdown
- January 23, 2018

The Democrats essentially shut down the government to fight for young immigrants covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program-and then chose to reopen the government three days later without any deal to help said immigrants. (more...)
Salim Mehajer Arrested Over Lidcombe Car Crash Salim Mehajer Arrested Over Lidcombe Car Crash
- January 23, 2018

The collision involving his Mercedes AMG and a Mitsubishi Outlander occurred at 8.45am on Monday 16 October. Mehajer, 31, was freed from the luxury auto by firefighters after the crash and taken to hospital. Pictures taken at the scene show him being pulled from the vehicle and placed into a neck brace, before being treated for neck pain and taken to hospital. (more...)
Two dead near Campbell River, thrown in fast-moving creek while riding ATV Two dead near Campbell River, thrown in fast-moving creek while riding ATV
- January 23, 2018

The discovery was devastating for search and rescue volunteers, who were hoping to find the pair alive, Beck said. First responders rushed to Clinton Rd. Sunday's search included a helicopter, swift-water rescue teams, ground search teams, an RCMP canine unit, firefighters from Campbell River and Oyster River fire departments and the Canadian Coast Guard. (more...)
Emre Can admits plans to fulfill Liverpool contract Emre Can admits plans to fulfill Liverpool contract
- January 23, 2018

Marotta had revealed in October 2017 that his side failed in their efforts to bring the 24-year-old to the Allianz Stadium. According to Sky Sports News , Liverpool will hold further talks with Can before the month is out in a last ditch attempt to persuade him into signing a new deal, instead of signing a pre-contract deal with another club. (more...)
President Trump 'pleased' with Democrats' shutdown concession President Trump 'pleased' with Democrats' shutdown concession
- January 23, 2018

Although the House and Senate were in session Saturday, it was unclear whether lawmakers would take any votes of effect. You might think this poses a problem for both political parties, but in the long run, it could prove far more damaging to Democrats who head into the midterm elections with hopes of retaking the Senate majority. (more...)
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Reiterates Hold Rating for First Republic Bank (FRC)
- January 23, 2018

The stock increased 3.72% or $3.2 during the last trading session, reaching $89.17. About 3.96 million shares traded or 70.96% up from the average. It has outperformed by 12.37% the S&P500.The move comes after 8 months positive chart setup for the $14.44B company. (more...)
SHUTDOWN VOTE: US Senate votes to fund government, end shutdown SHUTDOWN VOTE: US Senate votes to fund government, end shutdown
- January 23, 2018

Mr. Trump's signature Monday evening now enables the government to reopen for business. Lawmakers were mindful that the political stakes would soar on the morning of January 22, when thousands of federal workers would be told to stay home or, in many cases, work without pay. (more...)
Republicans, Democrats reach deal to end United States govt shutdown Republicans, Democrats reach deal to end United States govt shutdown
- January 23, 2018

President Trump tweeted that argument on Monday morning. McConnell said that, if the impasse ends, "It would be my intention to proceed to legislation that would address DACA, border security, and related issues". If there is no immigration deal by then, McConnell said he would allow the Senate to bring up legislation addressing the fate of those 700,000 young immigrants in the country illegally who had voluntarily enrolled in the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program ... (more...)
Pro-life supporters meet at annual Roe V. Wade memorial Pro-life supporters meet at annual Roe V. Wade memorial
- January 23, 2018

Wade to make abortion legal and available nationwide. " More and more people are starting to realize that and at some point, it will be impossible to defend". And just last week the administration created a new " conscience and religious freedom " division in the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Civil Rights. (more...)
Gouverner de Bruxelles? Puigdemont est confiant Gouverner de Bruxelles? Puigdemont est confiant
- January 23, 2018

Je suis membre du Parlement [de la Catalogne], donc parfaitement apte à être élu président. " Il est absurde que quelqu'un souhaite devenir président du gouvernement régional catalan en tant que fugitif à Bruxelles". La deuxième étape consistera à contrôler le bureau du Parlement, qui décide de l'ordre du jour et du respect du règlement. Ernest Maragall, un vétéran de la politique et lui aussi séparatiste fervent, a enfoncé le clou en s'attaquant sans ambages au chef du gouvernement central, ... (more...)
Congress approves short-term spending bill to end government shutdown
- January 23, 2018

McConnell and Schumer said negotiations lasted late into the night. Under the agreement, Democrats provided enough votes to pass the stopgap spending measure keeping the government open until February 8. Immigration activists and other groups harshly criticized the deal reached by the Democratic leadership. Whether Trump would back the emerging plan or any later proposal on immigration is an open question. (more...)
Schumer: Senate will vote end government shutdown
- January 23, 2018

Ahead of the vote to end debate, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) warned McConnell to keep his word. - Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) January 22, 2018tbd. The government shutdown is over but the battle over the nation's immigration policy is still raging - and about to get hotter. Congress moved to end the shutdown after a group of 25 senators from both parties reached a deal to pass a short-term funding measure that gives lawmakers until February 8 to reach a more ... (more...)
North Korea to have 22 athletes in five Olympic sports, IOC says North Korea to have 22 athletes in five Olympic sports, IOC says
- January 23, 2018

Challenges ahead for unified hockey team There are several challenges in store for the first unified Korean women's hockey team in the history of the Olympics. With the official announcement on Saturday that 12 North Korean players would be added to the Olympic women's team roster, with three of them mandated to dress for each game, some of the South Korean athletes fear losing playing time or being benched for some games. (more...)
Bal Thackeray worked 'tirelessly' to fulfil people's aspirations, says Modi Bal Thackeray worked 'tirelessly' to fulfil people's aspirations, says Modi
- January 23, 2018

Also, handled the BMC poll in January 2017 which had became a significant and prestigious issue for the party while maintaining its strong hold over Mumbai . Thackeray, who does not miss a chance to attack the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government at the centre and in Maharashtra, is also likely to reiterate the Shiv Sena's position on its relationship with the BJP. (more...)
US Embassy to move to Jerusalem US Embassy to move to Jerusalem
- January 23, 2018

According to the report , the first item recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and provides for transferring the United States embassy to it. Pence insisted Trump's approach would ultimately provide new momentum to peace talks. Later in his speech, Pence told Israeli parliamentarians that the USA embassy in Israel will be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the end of next year. (more...)
Governor 'skips' criticism against Centre in his customary speech Governor 'skips' criticism against Centre in his customary speech
- January 23, 2018

However, this portion was not read out by the Governor during his speech. However, the Governor in his policy address gave the statement a light tone by saying that the state did not witness any communal riot. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters that the governor's "omission" of certain portions in his speech had not come to his notice, while the opposition described the governor's speech as "shorn and empty". (more...)
Kerala 'Love Jihad' case: NIA can't probe Hadiya's marriage, rules SC Kerala 'Love Jihad' case: NIA can't probe Hadiya's marriage, rules SC
- January 23, 2018

The NIA , for its part, told the apex court that it has made substantial progress in its probe into the alleged "love jihad " case. The bench further said that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) also can not look into her marital status as she's an adult. (more...)
Shastri rues lack of practice in South Africa Shastri rues lack of practice in South Africa
- January 23, 2018

But am sure henceforth in the future when itineraries are made that will be taken into account, there is absolutely no doubt about that. India lost the first two Tests in Cape Town and Centurion to be 0-2 down in the three-match series, which will conclude with the match starting January 24 here. (more...)
Thousands celebrate Women's March anniversary in Las Vegas Thousands celebrate Women's March anniversary in Las Vegas
- January 23, 2018

It's a place whose voters matter, and where a group of passionate advocates for immigration reform, reproductive rights and other issues are working hard to mobilize the electorate. "The oppression that we deal with today is deliberate and intentional, so they need to be deliberately and intentionally dismantled", Barnett said. (more...)

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