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Trump says he's willing to testify in Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe Trump says he's willing to testify in Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe
- January 25, 2018

The DACA program is slated to end on March 5, but Trump said that those protected by it should "not be concerned" about possibly being deported. Trump on Wednesday reiterated that there was "no collusion" between members of his presidential campaign and Moscow. (more...)
How does Trump's approval rating compare to other Presidents — IN Focus How does Trump's approval rating compare to other Presidents — IN Focus
- January 25, 2018

Former President Bill Clinton is the only other president whose approval rating during his first year in office averaged below 50 percent; his rating was 49.3 percent. Trump received the greatest approval rating with respect to job growth at 45% and a whopping 60% disapproval rating with respect to health care. The CNN poll was conducted by SSRS between January 14 and 18 from a random national sample of 1,005 adults reached on landlines or cell phones. (more...)
Oprah on 2020 presidential run: 'I don't have the DNA for it' Oprah on 2020 presidential run: 'I don't have the DNA for it'
- January 25, 2018

In a cover interview with InStyle , Oprah has finally addressed the subject of "Oprah 2020", insisting that she is by no means interested in running for President of the United States. "It wouldn't be good for you-it would be good for everyone else". Many saw Oprah's powerful oration, which encompassed the #MeToo movement and freedom of the press, as her testing the waters ahead of becoming a politician. (more...)
Odisha cops to get Republic Day Police Medals Odisha cops to get Republic Day Police Medals
- January 25, 2018

The PMG is the second highest police bravery medal followed by the President's Police Medal for Gallantry (PPMG). Another 21 people in various ranks in the Tamil Nadu police, starting from the constabulary up to the rank of superintendents of police have been selected for police medals for meritorious service . (more...)
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions interviewed in Russian Federation probe US Attorney General Jeff Sessions interviewed in Russian Federation probe
- January 25, 2018

This makes Sessions the first sitting member of President Donald Trump's Cabinet known to have been interviewed in the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation. Trump was referring to the revelation that the FBI "failed to preserve" five months worth of text messages exchanged between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, the two FBI employees who made pro-Clinton and anti-Trump comments while working on the Clinton email and the Russian Federation collusion investigations. (more...)
Defense Belittles Bribe Claim In Trial Of Cuomo's Ex-Aide Defense Belittles Bribe Claim In Trial Of Cuomo's Ex-Aide
- January 25, 2018

Attorney Barry Bohrer also established in his questioning, that Percoco was well aware that the governor prized integrity and honesty, even emblazoning the words "we work for the people" on a pin that he required all of his staff to wear. Percoco's lawyers say he arranged to legitimately work with Howe on nonstate matters in 2014, while he was running Cuomo's campaign and not in government, and never agreed to a corrupt quid pro quo. (more...)
United States diplomat quits Rohingya refugee panel, slams Suu Kyi United States diplomat quits Rohingya refugee panel, slams Suu Kyi
- January 25, 2018

Mr Richardson , who has frequently negotiated for the release of Americans imprisoned in foreign countries, also said he was "very unhappy and distressed" by Ms Suu Kyi's heated reaction to his plea that two Reuters journalists detained on charges of violating a British colonial-era secrecy law used by a former military junta to muzzle freedom of speech be treated fairly. (more...)
Big quake and tsunami fears rattle temblor-prone Alaskans Big quake and tsunami fears rattle temblor-prone Alaskans
- January 25, 2018

He said 500 to 600 evacuees were seeking shelter in the high school gym. About a half hour later, Lt. Tim Putney of the Kodiak Police Department said there had been no reports of a wave and nothing had been seen, yet. Watches have been canceled for British Columbia in Canada, Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii. The strong natural disaster was recorded about 175 miles southeast of Kodiak Island early Tuesday morning. (more...)
National Voters Day: Election Commission appeals people to take Voters' Pledge National Voters Day: Election Commission appeals people to take Voters' Pledge
- January 25, 2018

By clicking on "Take the Pledge" button, users will be directed to the EC's Facebook post which will have the National Voters' Day pledge. In Bengaluru, the Election Commission has made a decision to use millennial voters as ambassadors under Systematic Voters' Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP). (more...)
German youth plan drive to thwart Merkel coalition German youth plan drive to thwart Merkel coalition
- January 25, 2018

The SPD wants improvements to the blueprint agreed with the conservatives to convince reluctant party members who will be balloted on any final coalition deal, according to Reuters. In the full legislative period from 2014 to 2017, when Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives governed with the SPD, overall arms sales rose by 45 percent to a record 24.9 billion euros, compared to the previous four years of the coalition of Merkel's conservatives and the business-friendly Free Democrats. (more...)
AL bill aimed at Senate special election elimination passes in h AL bill aimed at Senate special election elimination passes in h
- January 25, 2018

Alabama's GOP-controlled state House has voted to end special elections for Senate seats, weeks after Democrat Doug Jones triumphed over scandal hit Republican Roy Moore in a special Senate election. Allowing the individual to select one of the most powerful people in the world for multiple years. Clouse said he did not file the bill in response to Doug Jones' victory. (more...)
U.S. must rebuild belief on two-state answer: Jordan U.S. must rebuild belief on two-state answer: Jordan
- January 25, 2018

King Abdullah said Jerusalem had to be part of a comprehensive peace settlement between Israelis and Palestinians - a stance backed by the European Union and by all American presidents before Trump. Support for the principle of a two-state solution among Palestinians and Israeli Jews stands below half, according to a public opinion poll published on Thursday. (more...)
Privileged pupils 10 times more likely to attend elite universities Privileged pupils 10 times more likely to attend elite universities
- January 25, 2018

The University of Oxford offered more undergraduate places to British women than men last year for the first time in its more than 1,000-year history. Of the 1,975 18-year-old applicants who were placed at King's College London in 2017, just 70 came from the most disadvantaged fifth of areas. Seth Fleet, lead data scientist for Ucas, said that it was important to view the POLAR statistics with some caution because they were heavily influenced by the area that a university typically ... (more...)
Colin Kaepernick, JJ Watt among finalists for community MVP award Colin Kaepernick, JJ Watt among finalists for community MVP award
- January 25, 2018

Watt, Andy Dalton , and Von Miller . Kaepernick and four other players were announced as finalists for the NFL Players Association's (NFLPA) Byron "Whizzer" White Community MVP award , according to NBC Sports . The campaign to highlight the NFL's commitment will be promoted by TV spots, digital and social media. The Community MVP program has recognized a player each week throughout the season. (more...)
Trump willing to be questioned 'under oath' in Russian Federation probe Trump willing to be questioned 'under oath' in Russian Federation probe
- January 25, 2018

Mueller's team has told Trump's lawyers in recent days they want to question the president about the firing of national security adviser Michael Flynn and FBI Director James Comey . Trump also said he didn't recall asking acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe who he voted for in an Oval Office discussion earlier this year, as The Washington Post reported Wednesday night. (more...)
Trump missed target with solar tariffs, critics say Trump missed target with solar tariffs, critics say
- January 25, 2018

The administration is imposing an immediate tariff of 30 percent on most imported solar modules, with the rate declining before phasing out after four years. USA appliance maker Whirlpool said that the tariff move would benefit U.S. manufacturing workers. Another domestic firm that might benefit is Sunrun. (more...)
Ferry Traffic Between France, UK Suspended Due to French Fishermen Blockade Ferry Traffic Between France, UK Suspended Due to French Fishermen Blockade
- January 25, 2018

Pulse fishing involves fitting nets with electrodes and pulling them above the seabed. The method has been adopted by Dutch vessels fishing for sole. "There are no more fish", said Christian Dubois, the Calais-based representative of a fishing industry body. (more...)
Netanyahu and Trump to meet in Davos at World Economic Forum Netanyahu and Trump to meet in Davos at World Economic Forum
- January 25, 2018

He is also renegotiating a South Korea trade deal after originally wanting to withdraw from it. Trump has also not imposed his proposed 45% tariff on Chinese imports nor his 20% tariff on Mexican imports, until now at least. It also comes two days after his administration imposed new tariffs on foreign-made washing machines and solar panels. Mnuchin defended the USA trade posture as good for the world. (more...)
'Number of homeless people in England hits highest level' 'Number of homeless people in England hits highest level'
- January 25, 2018

Campaigners have described the rise as a "catastrophe" following continual rises since 2010, urging that evidence shows how the problem can be fixed. Of these, there were 1,137 rough sleepers in London - an increase of 18% from the 2016 figure of 964. (more...)
Super Bowl bound Jamaican-born Patriot among best in NFL - Belichick Super Bowl bound Jamaican-born Patriot among best in NFL - Belichick
- January 25, 2018

The Cowboys and 49ers have each won five. The organization will also make one or two Patriots team captains available Thursday around 2:15 p.m., but don't expect to hear from star tight end Rob Gronkowski . Nobody else on the planet has more than seven. It's the 17 year in a row that a former Tiger will play in the Super Bowl . That certainly seems reasonable, given that New England has a history of playoff success and the Eagles have been without their starting ... (more...)
Trump willing to be questioned `under oath` in Russian Federation probe Trump willing to be questioned `under oath` in Russian Federation probe
- January 25, 2018

Amid reports that Donald Trump might soon be summoned to appear before Robert Mueller , the White House doctor wrote a note on Wednesday indicating that Trump was too sick to talk to the special counsel. "And I'm looking forward to it". "Whether they have a little company or whether they work or whatever they're doing - if they do a great job, I think it's a nice thing to have incentive of, after a period of years being able to become a citizen". (more...)
Karnataka Bandh: Amit Shah rally in Mysuru postponed by a few hours Karnataka Bandh: Amit Shah rally in Mysuru postponed by a few hours
- January 25, 2018

While the Congress party has given its tacit support for the bandhs, BJP and the Janata Dal (Secular) have-individually and for different reasons-called it a political game by the former. Congress is instigating various organisations to call for bandh. "I have never seen a Govt. performing as bad as the Siddaramaiah-led Govt.in Karnataka.There is no need but some cheap political mileage in transferring Rohini Sindoori at a time when she is functioning in an appropriate manner.In order to ... (more...)
President Macron Calls For 10-Year Plan To Strengthen EU President Macron Calls For 10-Year Plan To Strengthen EU
- January 25, 2018

He said the fund will focus on disruptive innovation. He was speaking in Davos , a day after Washington imposed steel import tariffs on washing machines and solar panels, billed as a way to protect American jobs by President Donald Trump , who is widely expected to take further action on steel, aluminium and intellectual property. (more...)
GCSE league tables show rise in number of 'failing' secondary schools GCSE league tables show rise in number of 'failing' secondary schools
- January 25, 2018

The tables now measure performance on different criteria with classroom standards ranked against new indicators called Progress 8 and Attainment 8 (see below), which are considered a better assessment of the performance of pupils of all abilities. (more...)
Mummified Swiss woman is related to … Boris Johnson Mummified Swiss woman is related to … Boris Johnson
- January 25, 2018

Buried in fine clothes, the woman was thought to be from a wealthy family. It only became clear in 2017, in newly discovered archives, that the mummy had been uncovered once before, in 1843. Bischoff's daughter married Christian Hubert Baron Pfeffel von Kriegelstein, and several generations of Von Pfeffels later the family line reaches Boris Johnson's father, Stanley. (more...)
Form Australian batsman Aaron Finch sidelined for fourth England ODI in Adelaide Form Australian batsman Aaron Finch sidelined for fourth England ODI in Adelaide
- January 25, 2018

The fourth match of the series is on Friday - Australia Day - in front of an expected 53,000 sell-out at the Adelaide Oval before the final match at the new Optus Stadium in Perth on Sunday. The two teams will square off again in another five-match series in England later this year, before the 2019 World Cup in the same country. Asked to explain the upturn, he said: "Having been ducking and weaving a lot in the Test series, it's nice to be able to swing at a few to be honest". (more...)
Liberals ending community mail box conversions, but won't restore door-to-door Liberals ending community mail box conversions, but won't restore door-to-door
- January 25, 2018

Wednesday, the government announced it was terminating the former Conservative government's program to replace home mail delivery in Canada with community boxes. Her appointment is part of a broader renewal of the Board of Directors, incorporating greater diversity and broader perspectives, including labour. Mike Palecek, National President of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers isn't pleased with the announcement . (more...)
Padmaavat: Rahul Gandhi condemns BJP over Gurugram school bus attack Padmaavat: Rahul Gandhi condemns BJP over Gurugram school bus attack
- January 25, 2018

Earlier on Wednesday, a Haryana Roadways bus was set on fire near village Bhondsi in Gurgaon allegedly by protesting activists of Karni Sena , officials said. Police said two persons have been detained for the violence. Khirwar said, "We have requested mall managers to tighten their internal security'". Section 144 has already been imposed in Gurugram, which will be in effect until January 28. (more...)
Davos diplomacy scene won't be a natural fit for Trump Davos diplomacy scene won't be a natural fit for Trump
- January 25, 2018

After returning from the "longest in history" trip to Asia, Trump told members of the press the USA standing is on the rise. The U.S. dollar came under pressure after Mnuchin broke from tradition and said a weaker dollar was good for American trade. (more...)
River Seine traffic halted, stations to close as flood level rises River Seine traffic halted, stations to close as flood level rises
- January 25, 2018

Rivers continued to swell in the country amid heavy rain, while forecasters expected the situation to continue until the weekend. As water levels approached the six-metre mark, police and military personnel were deployed to Villeneuve-Saint-Georges to help evacuate residents to a nearby sports centre. (more...)

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