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Trump Aims To Play Salesman During Davos Economic Forum Trump Aims To Play Salesman During Davos Economic Forum
- January 24, 2018

Trump will be the first USA president to attend Davos in 20 years, giving him a chance to mingle with the same elite "globalists" that he bashed in his 2016 presidential run. Her Majesty Queen Rania and HRH Crown Prince Hussein were due to participate in the high-profile event, where His Majesty was scheduled to meet an array of influential world and business leaders, with focus on investment and trade ties. (more...)
NBC News' pro-North Korean propaganda NBC News' pro-North Korean propaganda
- January 24, 2018

The longtime host visited the Hermit Kingdom just weeks before NBC is set to broadcast the 2018 Olympic Winter Games hosted by South Korea, with viewers slamming Holt's "one-sided coverage" as he went on a guided tour of the North's major attractions. (more...)
Trump administration wants to expand internet access in Cuba
- January 24, 2018

The U.S. Department of State on Tuesday announced the creation of the Cuba Internet Task Force aimed at increasing internet access and independent media in the island nation. Another initiative of USAID was the plan to allocate $4.3 million Dollars to subcontracted companies to set up clandestine wireless networks in Cuba, as part of the project Conmotion. (more...)
NYC sues big pharma for $500M for role in opioid epidemic NYC sues big pharma for $500M for role in opioid epidemic
- January 24, 2018

These products came to Allergan through legacy acquisitions and have not been promoted since 2012, in the case of Kadian, and since 2003, in the case of Norco", it said in a statement. The district attorney also said that 80 percent of opioid users they deal with on Staten Island started off with prescription drugs. More than 1,000 people in New York City died in a drug overdose which involved an opioid during 2016, city officials said. (more...)
Top Democrats Urge Facebook, Twitter to Investigate Russia's Embrace of #ReleaseTheMemo Top Democrats Urge Facebook, Twitter to Investigate Russia's Embrace of #ReleaseTheMemo
- January 23, 2018

The letter requests an "in-depth forensic examination" of activity on the social media platforms to determine whether and how many accounts linked to Russian influence were involved, the frequency and volume of posts or tweets, and the possible number of legitimate Facebook and Twitter users exposed to the accounts. (more...)
Traffic restrictions in place for R Day parade rehearsal Traffic restrictions in place for R Day parade rehearsal
- January 23, 2018

The restrictions will also be applicable tomorrow when there will the full dress rehearsal of the parade. The Delhi Traffic police department has reportedly requested Google Maps to show live traffic, alternate routes and restrictions for the benefit of commuters. (more...)
Natalie Portman opens up about experiencing Natalie Portman opens up about experiencing "sexual terrorism" at age 13
- January 23, 2018

Portman said the experience taught her at a young age to never publicly discuss her sexuality. When the movie was released a year later, she described feeling excited to open her first fan mail but was left horrified when she opened it to find a letter from a man who had written a "rape fantasy" about her. (more...)
Kurdish-led authorities in northeast Syria urge mobilisation Kurdish-led authorities in northeast Syria urge mobilisation
- January 23, 2018

Turkey considers the YPG a terror organization because of its affiliation to its own Kurdish insurgency. Turkish forces have intensified an offensive against Kurdish militia targets in northwestern Syria . Now some 2,000 US troops remain in Syria, largely assigned to training local forces - including a Kurdish-led border force in the northeast region at the border with Turkey and Iraq. (more...)
Brexit: Theresa May rebukes Boris Johnson over NHS cash plea Brexit: Theresa May rebukes Boris Johnson over NHS cash plea
- January 23, 2018

Her spokesman told reporters: "The prime minister and a large number of cabinet ministers made the point that cabinet discussions should take place in private". The Prime Minister was having none of it. Mrs May's former chief of staff Nick Timothy hit out at Mr Johnson. BBC assistant political editor Norman Smith said the comments before the cabinet meeting will not go down well - because discussions are supposed to be kept private for the cabinet. (more...)
Madrid will bid for Salah - Abou-Rida Madrid will bid for Salah - Abou-Rida
- January 23, 2018

With five and half months of the current campaign to go, there will be plenty opportunities for him to go on and break more records. " Real Madrid will make an offer for Salah during the summer". After the game, Bale was asked by members of the media whether or not Neymar and Paris Saint-Germain have been giving him and his teammates sleepless nights in the buildup to their UEFA Champions League tie in a few weeks' time. (more...)
Tripura: CPIM announces candidate list for forthcoming assembly election on Feb 2018 Tripura: CPIM announces candidate list for forthcoming assembly election on Feb 2018
- January 23, 2018

The north eastern state goes to polls on February 18 and the results will be out on March 3. Largest partner in ruling Left Front government, CPI (M) will contest as many as 57 seats while its partner Forward Bloc , Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) and CPI will contest one seat each. (more...)
FBI, police search Peabody home tied to grisly double murder FBI, police search Peabody home tied to grisly double murder
- January 23, 2018

The owner of the property agreed to allow law enforcement back in. During the investigation into the double homicide that happened at the location last February, information was obtained necessitating a further search of the property, she said, adding there is no danger to the public's safety. (more...)
Putin takes dip in freezing water to mark Epiphany Putin takes dip in freezing water to mark Epiphany
- January 23, 2018

The weather for this year's Epiphany was milder than usual, with the temperature near Lake Seliger standing at about six or seven degrees Celsius below zero (19 Fahrenheit). In Orthodox tradition, water blessed by a priest during Epiphany week is considered holy and pure, and believers attribute healing powers to it. The angry statement marked the first time an acting bishop has spoken against supporting the current president, according to the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta, but it was ... (more...)
BBC Breakfast call out Aussie breakfast show for plagiarising their advert BBC Breakfast call out Aussie breakfast show for plagiarising their advert
- January 23, 2018

THE BBC has mocked an Australian news channel for copying its Breakfast show promotional advert nearly word for word. But she knows that stepping into Lisa Wilkinson's spot alongside Channel 9 mainstay Karl Stefanovic comes with its risks, particularly when it came to sharing more of her opinion and personality with viewers. (more...)
Trump Says 'Nobody Knows' If An Immigration Deal Can Happen Trump Says 'Nobody Knows' If An Immigration Deal Can Happen
- January 23, 2018

The issue of the children of illegal immigrants has been knocked down the road for about three weeks. Democrats opposed the short-term spending bill because it did not include protections for undocumented immigrants brought to the US illegally as children, or " DREAMers ", and also did not address a broad array of other domestic spending priorities. (more...)
(NASDAQ:GNTX) Holdings Lowered by Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc
- January 23, 2018

The stock decreased 0.19% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $184.05. This will give analytical advantage to a shorter-term trader since it pursues the price more intimately, and consequently produces less "lag" as comparison to the longer-term moving average. (more...)
White House Defends Ad Calling Dems 'Complicit' In Killings White House Defends Ad Calling Dems 'Complicit' In Killings
- January 23, 2018

The ad, titled "Complicit", features illegal immigrant Luis Bracamontes, who is now on trial for murder and has repeatedly admitted to killing two deputies in the Sacramento, California, area in October 2014. Democrats have dug in against the Republican-offered proposal to fund government , asking instead to address immigration legislation either ahead of or in the same measure. (more...)
British kayaker feared dead after 'crazy' flash flood in Ecuador British kayaker feared dead after 'crazy' flash flood in Ecuador
- January 23, 2018

Mr McGourty died after getting into difficulty following a flash flood in the river Abanico, in the south east of the country. The nationalities of the other two are not yet known. Eddie Loftus from Sligo Kayak Club said that the community is reeling from the tragedy. Sligo Kayak Tours also posted about Mr McGourty's death, describing him as "a promising young kayaker from Sligo" who had "a passion for life which was infectious" and who was "kind and hardworking". (more...)
Budweiser Falls Out of Top Three Favorite Beers in US Budweiser Falls Out of Top Three Favorite Beers in US
- January 23, 2018

Miller Lite snatched up Budweiser's spot in the top-three beer brands by American sales in 2017. Now even that status has been lost-Miller Lite has overtaken it as well, relegating Budweiser to fourth place. 10 years ago, the top 10 brands accounted for almost 66% of the beer industry. Their share has shrunk to 50% as craft beers have gained, according to the trade publication. (more...)
Senate Votes To Reopen the Government Senate Votes To Reopen the Government
- January 23, 2018

Monday's bargain only postpones a reckoning on deep divisions among the two parties, conservatives in the House and Trump. A vote to end the shutdown was postponed until midday (17:00 GMT) on Monday, meaning many federal government offices will not open. (more...)
Syria offensive: Turkish troops 'capture villages' in Afrin Syria offensive: Turkish troops 'capture villages' in Afrin
- January 23, 2018

The Pentagon says it limits its assistance to the YPG to regions where ISIS is nearby. "They could get bogged down in Afrin if they meet very determined resistance", Heller said of Turkish forces and their allies. Some 25,000 pro-Turkey fighters have joined the offensive, rebel commander Maj Yasser Abdul Rahim told Reuters. An AFP correspondent in the Turkish border village of Hassa saw more Turkish tanks heading towards Syria, enthusiastically cheered by locals. (more...)
Ghana: Dreams FC crowned GHALCA tourney champs Ghana: Dreams FC crowned GHALCA tourney champs
- January 23, 2018

Hearts drew the first blood through midfielder Daniel Kodie's thunderbolt strike in the 11th minute. Dreams however, hit back just seven minutes later, with Kweku Adjei Darko getting the equaliser. "'Recommendations are made to the club including me and some members of the club about players who would be possibly good for the team". Dreams were in Group A of the tournament which had MTN FA Cup winners, Asante Kotoko, and Ghana Premier League winners, Aduana Stars and Eleven ... (more...)
Malaysia: Trial for Doan Thi Huong resumed Malaysia: Trial for Doan Thi Huong resumed
- January 23, 2018

The women, in their 20s, are accused of killing Kim Jong-Nam on February 13 a year ago with the nerve agent VX at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in a hit that stunned the world. In reply to lawyer Gooi Soon Seng representing Siti Aisyah, one of the accused from Indonesia, during cross-examination, Shankar said the police had recorded statements from all personnel in his department, himself included, but none of them was charged in regard to the incident. (more...)
USA firm starts search effort to locate MH370 USA firm starts search effort to locate MH370
- January 23, 2018

No sign of the plane was found in a 120,000-square- kilometer sea search zone and the Australian-led hunt, the largest in aviation history, was suspended in January a year ago. Reuters reported earlier on Tuesday that the Seabed Constructor had reached the remote spot in the Indian Ocean where Australian scientists believe the plane went down. (more...)
Police searching for missing schoolgirl find body Police searching for missing schoolgirl find body
- January 23, 2018

Police carried out a number of searches in the area, and confirmed shortly before 9pm last night that a body had been found. Her family are being supported by specialist officers and have requested for privacy at this extremely hard time. (more...)
McClanahan, Savannah State beat Norfolk State 104-99 in OT McClanahan, Savannah State beat Norfolk State 104-99 in OT
- January 23, 2018

Savannah State trailed for the first 14 minutes of the second half and then took its first lead of the half at 76-74 after an 8-0 run. McClanahan finished 7 of 13 from 3-point range and grabbed eight rebounds. The Spartans scored 12 of the final 17 points to cut the SSU lead to 52-49, after the third quarter. SSU falls to 2-15 overall, and to 0-6 in MEAC play. (more...)
$3.03 Billion in Sales Expected for Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (AMP) This Quarter
- January 23, 2018

Microsoftcorp now has $706.73 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.06% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $84. About 23.60M shares traded or 0.81% up from the average. Bokf Na holds 0.14% or 32,704 shares. Cadence Mgmt Lc reported 30,262 shares. Coldstream Management Incorporated owns 19,325 shares for 0.33% of their portfolio. (more...)
ME town manager fired for white separatist comments ME town manager fired for white separatist comments
- January 23, 2018

A town manager in Jackman, Maine, is under fire for making white separatist and anti-Islamic comments. On his website, Kawczynski said the press have unfairly portrayed him as a racist, but he will continue to stand up for what he believes. (more...)
CPTPP signing date set in March CPTPP signing date set in March
- January 23, 2018

The deal was reached after two days of talks in Tokyo, and came just hours after Trump imposed tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines - his first major move to level what he says is a global playing field tilted against US companies. (more...)
Democrats vote to reopen government, and activists say they've caved Democrats vote to reopen government, and activists say they've caved
- January 23, 2018

Bill Nelson was part of a group of Senate Democrats and Republicans who switched their vote on Monday to agree to a short-term spending bill that reopens the federal government in exchange for a debate and vote on a legislative solution for almost 800,000 undocumented young immigrants known as Dreamers . (more...)

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