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'Oversight' wipes Qatar off Abu Dhabi's map 'Oversight' wipes Qatar off Abu Dhabi's map
- January 23, 2018

Replying that "Culture is superior to such trifles", Emirati foreign minister Anwar Gargash said that he had been "mystified" by Al-Thani's tweet, which "blew a slight oversight out of proportion". Calling it a desperate act by Qatar, the Brigadier General said, "Qatar is under tremendous pressure - politically, economically and socially". There is no clarity about the size of the forthcoming potential sale of bonds, but bank sources say that Qatar will likely raise a similar amount. (more...)
Ban on anti-Donald Trump protest at snowy Davos branded 'scandalous' Ban on anti-Donald Trump protest at snowy Davos branded 'scandalous'
- January 23, 2018

Laolu Akande, said WEF's theme for this year's edition, 'Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World, ' would place emphasis on finding ways to reaffirm worldwide cooperation on shared interests on matters such as the global economy, worldwide security and the environment. (more...)
Trump lauds 'big win' after Dems 'cave' on shutdown, Schumer criticized Trump lauds 'big win' after Dems 'cave' on shutdown, Schumer criticized
- January 23, 2018

The deal was reached after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell committed to bring to the Senate floor a bill to codify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program . As the impasse continued through the weekend, it was unclear whether the public would blame the Democrats or the Republicans, who control the White House and Congress. (more...)
Mattis, Retno discuss Palestine, US aid cut to UNRWA Mattis, Retno discuss Palestine, US aid cut to UNRWA
- January 23, 2018

Mattis told reporters a major component of discussion with Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu is broadening education and training with counterterror units in the country, including the special operations group known as Kopassus. (more...)
Ex-military chief Anan detained in Cairo, his presidential campaign organisers say Ex-military chief Anan detained in Cairo, his presidential campaign organisers say
- January 23, 2018

His presidential campaign organisers told Reuters Anan had been arrested in Cairo. The military gave no immediate comment on the alleged detention and the interior ministry could not immediately be reached for comment. Egypt's army said it would investigate a former military chief who's challenged incumbent Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi for the presidency, a move likely to end his aspirations before the race begins. (more...)
Fire breaks out at Port Coquitlam rail yard Fire breaks out at Port Coquitlam rail yard
- January 23, 2018

The city says the blaze began when a tanker truck carrying ethanol gas hit a CP Rail auto at about 7 p.m. Just before 10 p.m., the city announced the fire was under control. "We did have a number of other trains in the yard that were loaded with other chemicals that were rather risky". "[We're] trying to remove other stuff out of the way before we start trying to extinguish it". (more...)
Irish Airbnb hosts earned over €115m final 12 months Irish Airbnb hosts earned over €115m final 12 months
- January 23, 2018

According to the firm's first Irish insights report , we have enjoyed an inbound guest growth of 63pc and a typical host here earns around €3,500 annually (average listing being shared for 37 nights). Earlier this month, Eurostat data showed that Ireland was one of the most popular homesharing destinations in Europe. Nearly half (41pc) of the spending by guests takes place in the neighbourhood where they are staying. (more...)
Large grass fire threatens home, forces evacuations west of Fort Worth Large grass fire threatens home, forces evacuations west of Fort Worth
- January 23, 2018

The grass fire, which has burned at least 200 acres, is raging just north of I-20 near where it merges with Interstate 30, Parker County spokesman Joel Kertok said. Winds of 15 to 20 miles per hour are expected with gusts up to 25 miles per hour. As a result, I-20 is shut down in both directions in Willow Park and even impacting I-30. (more...)
Dreamers in limbo as lawmakers vote to end government shutdown Dreamers in limbo as lawmakers vote to end government shutdown
- January 23, 2018

Senator Tim Kaine waits to speak to a reporter on Capitol Hill after the Senate voted to fund the United States government, January 22, 2018 in Washington . McConnell previously promised Republican Sen. "I was more negative yesterday, last night, than I was today", said Sen. "It's official: [Senate Minority Leader] Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerDemocrats will need to explain if they shut government down over illegal immigration White House: Trump remarks didn't derail ... (more...)
Gallup: Trump Lowest Approval for President in First Year Gallup: Trump Lowest Approval for President in First Year
- January 23, 2018

Presidents usually get substantial support from the public during their first year in office, known as the "honeymoon period" and marked by above-average job approval ratings. A remarkable 87 percent are in support of the DACA immigration program that was ended by the Trump administration. Trump recently described several nations as "shithole countries" in a recent discussion over migrants, and has traded barbs with the Mayor of London, British Prime Minister Theresa May , and the former ... (more...)
Woman Arrested In Parramatta For Allegedly Giving Thousands To Islamic State Woman Arrested In Parramatta For Allegedly Giving Thousands To Islamic State
- January 23, 2018

Merhi faced Parramatta Local Court on Tuesday afternoon, charged with five counts of intentionally making funds available to or collecting funds on behalf of a terrorist organisation. NSW Police Force Assistant Commissioner, Michael Willing, Commander of Counter Terrorism and Special Tactics Command, moved to reassure the community there is no current or impending threat to the community as part of today's arrest. (more...)
BidaskClub Downgrades Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR) to Hold
- January 23, 2018

The stock increased 1.38% or $2.45 during the last trading session, reaching $180.05. About 1.12M shares traded or 40.07% up from the average. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has declined 16.63% since January 22, 2017 and is downtrending. Highvista Strategies Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.78% in Expedia, Inc. The firm has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, January 27. (more...)
US Senators reach deal to reopen government US Senators reach deal to reopen government
- January 23, 2018

Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy voted against the plan, but cautioned optimism that McConnell's promise to give an immigration bill floor time would hold more weight than identical commitments in the past. If not, he said "it would be my intention to take up legislation" addressing those issues. "A vote to reopen the government today could be a fake-out", Greg Valliere, chief strategist at Horizon Investments, said in an email following the Senate vote. (more...)
Korea's Ex-Culture Minister Jailed for Operating Talent Blacklist Korea's Ex-Culture Minister Jailed for Operating Talent Blacklist
- January 23, 2018

Former presidential chief of staff Kim Ki-choon was found guilty of abuse of power at his first trial in July a year ago. Cho Yun-sun, former culture minister and senior presidential secretary for political affairs, was put under custody in the courtroom as the appellate court sentenced her to two years in jail. (more...)
Pakistan PM to attend World Economic Forum meeting Pakistan PM to attend World Economic Forum meeting
- January 23, 2018

Abbasi also said that the next prime minister- in case Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz is successful in the next elections- will be decided by party leader Nawaz Sharif. The prime minister further said that the National Accountability Bureau references have no link with the National Assembly and that there is no danger to the assembly. (more...)
Brownhills stabbing: arrested man is victim's father Brownhills stabbing: arrested man is victim's father
- January 23, 2018

She was taken to hospital and died a short time later. Billingham was said to be in a stable condition in hospital after sustaining stomach wounds. Police say they're treating the stabbings as a domestic incident and aren't looking for anyone else in connection with Mylee's killing, The Guardian reported. (more...)
Macron courts multitude of CEOs ahead of Davos meeting Macron courts multitude of CEOs ahead of Davos meeting
- January 23, 2018

Europe's biggest software company said it will invest 2 billion euros over five years in France on research and development, as well as backing and acquiring startups. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg was also a guest of Macron's, along with 140 top execs from different industries, who met for a "Choose France" summit on the eve of the World Economic Forum in Davos , Switzerland. (more...)
Occupied Jerusalem on strike to protest U.S. vice president's visit to city
- January 23, 2018

Lauding President Trump's decision that he said "righted a 70 year wrong" to recognize Jerusalem as Israel capital, he pledged that the USA would relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to the "capital" by the "end of next year". Vice President Mike Pence is "strongly" urging the Palestinians to return to the negotiating table. They have rejected the US role in future peace talks. (more...)
Russian short track skater Ahn to miss Winter Olympics Russian short track skater Ahn to miss Winter Olympics
- January 23, 2018

It left the door open for Russian athletes with a clean doping history to be invited to compete as neutrals under an Olympic flag, however. "Nevertheless, their names are now included in the list of potential participants of the Games", Pozdnyakov said, as quoted by his press service. (more...)
Russian Federation to sell 6 Su-30 fighters to Myanmar Russian Federation to sell 6 Su-30 fighters to Myanmar
- January 23, 2018

Fomin said the Su-30 "will become the main fighter aircraft of Myanmar's air force to protect the country's territorial integrity and repel any terror threats". The army chief thanked Russian Federation for its supportive stance on Myanmar's handling of militant attacks in Rakhine State, which has come under heavy criticism by much of the worldwide community, including the United Nations and US. (more...)
Barcelona defender set for two weeks out Barcelona defender set for two weeks out
- January 23, 2018

Defending champion Real Madrid are 19 points adrift in fourth position with a game in hand. "It's spectacular. In the first half he had not appeared". Betis, which dropped to 11th place, was coming off two straight wins, one of them at city rival Sevilla. Barcelona announced on Monday that their club's Belgian defender , Thomas Vermaelen, will be out for two weeks. (more...)
8.2-magnitude natural disaster off Alaska coast prompts tsunami alert 8.2-magnitude natural disaster off Alaska coast prompts tsunami alert
- January 23, 2018

Hawaii was also put under a tsunami watch. " An investigation is underway to determine if there is a tsunami threat to Hawaii ". Tsunamis are a series of waves unsafe many hours after initial arrival time. According to their estimates, any tsunami would take at least three hours to strike the lower 49 states. People were woken by shaking buildings as the magnitude 8.2 quake struck, lasting for well over a minute, according to witnesses. (more...)
Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA (BVN) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest
- January 23, 2018

The company has market cap of $3.76 billion. Embraer S.A. (ERJ) ended its previous trading session at $24.5 with the Loss of -0.77%. About 512,443 shares traded. The stock has "Buy" rating by Sandler O'Neill on Friday, January 12. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with "Hold" on Friday, October 13. (more...)
Tesla Model S on 'Autopilot' smashed into parked fire truck Tesla Model S on 'Autopilot' smashed into parked fire truck
- January 23, 2018

And according to Tesla officials, the car's autopilot is intended for use "only with a fully attentive driver ". The fire truck had been parked in the left emergency lane and carpool lane, blocking off the scene of a previous accident, with a CHP vehicle behind it and to the side, said Culver City Fire Department battalion chief Ken Powell. (more...)
Daines supports budget impasse deal; Tester votes 'no'
- January 23, 2018

The full U.S. Senate roll call can be viewed here . "This all could have been avoided", he said. Our community health centers, especially the ones in the more rural corners of the state, still don't have a guarantee from their government that they will continue to receive funding, and consequently, don't have a guarantee that they will be able to continue to see the 100,000 patients that they serve in Montana. (more...)
Tillerson tours new London embassy derided by Trump Tillerson tours new London embassy derided by Trump
- January 23, 2018

The deal gives Iran billions in sanctions relief in return for restrictions on its atomic programme. "We treasure this relationship". "We spend a lot of time talking about the world's problems - sometimes we forget about the importance of our own relationship", he said , adding: "We need to pay attention to that relationship and the importance of this relationship on a bilateral basis as well". (more...)
When is Donald Trump's speech? When is Donald Trump's speech?
- January 23, 2018

Donald Trump and Theresa May met at the White House in January 2017. The Swiss military is stationing 4,377 troops in and around Davos , Switzerland, to provide security for this year's meetings at the World Economic Forum , which is set to be headlined by Mr Trump. (more...)
Pakistan police arrests Zainab Ansari's murderer Pakistan police arrests Zainab Ansari's murderer
- January 23, 2018

The accused has been identified as Imran and is said to be a relative of the seven-year-old girl. The officials also claimed that suspect has already pleaded guilty. The post-mortem report revealed that she was sexually assaulted and murdered. The minor, who was a resident of the Kasur district of Pakistan's Punjab province, was kidnapped on her way to a tuition centre on January 4 from Kasur's Kot Road area. (more...)
HHS announces pro-life moves ahead of March for Life
- January 23, 2018

The White House rarely confirms if Mr Trump is golfing when he visits a course, so it's not known exactly how many rounds of golf he's played as President, but his trips to the green have come under scrutiny after he was critical of his predecessor Barack Obama's fondness for the sport. (more...)
College student guns down principal over 'blasphemy’ College student guns down principal over 'blasphemy’
- January 23, 2018

Frontier Corps (FC) personnel arrested the shooter and handed him over to the police. In a video, the student , while being arrested, appeared to justify the murder saying he believed the college principal had committed blasphemy. The protest, which brought the federal capital to a virtual standstill for weeks in November previous year, ended in violent clashes between police and demonstrators that injured over 200. (more...)

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