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Philippine graft agency chief defies Duterte's suspension order Philippine graft agency chief defies Duterte's suspension order
- February 01, 2018

Duterte's chief legal adviser also stressed that the circumstances of Carandang and Deputy Ombudsman Emilio Gonzales III were different. "The Ombudsman can not, therefore, seriously place at risk the independence of the very Office which she has pledged to protect on the strength of the constitutional guarantees which the High Court has upheld", Morales was quoted in a Rappler report . (more...)
US Drops Cha as Pick for Ambassador to S US Drops Cha as Pick for Ambassador to S
- February 01, 2018

Selva said North Korea has also become very good at predicting when spy satellites are overhead and adept at camouflaging its missiles. Despite progress in North Korean missile technology, "what he [Kim] has not demonstrated yet are the fusing and targeting technologies and survivable re-entry vehicle", Selva said. (more...)
Leaked government Brexit analysis shows UK will be worse off Leaked government Brexit analysis shows UK will be worse off
- February 01, 2018

She also said the "golden era" in the relationship will be strengthened further. THE LATEST Brexit row about the potential economic impact of Britain's departure from the European Union epitomises everything that is wrong with the Government's handling of this issue. (more...)
Venezuela's Petro Cryptocurrency Will be Worth 60 Dollars Venezuela's Petro Cryptocurrency Will be Worth 60 Dollars
- February 01, 2018

Venezuela's new cryptocurrency , Petro, will be available for pre-sale on February 20, President Nicolas Maduro announced on Tuesday, saying the digital currency will strengthen the country's economy and bypass sanctions. According to Maduro, mining centers are being set up at educational institutions to produce the token. That represents a change from the initial draft of the currency, which had said it would be a pre-mined coin. (more...)
Robinson: Trump is trying to 'Make America White Again' Robinson: Trump is trying to 'Make America White Again'
- February 01, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker Paul Ryan were at the event. Trump's suggested limitations on family sponsorships echo the recommendations of earlier blue-ribbon commissions and aren't as harsh as they would have been before travel and telecommunications became more affordable. (more...)
Trump vows to rebuild American military might Trump vows to rebuild American military might
- February 01, 2018

Many wore black, an expression of solidarity with victims of sexual misconduct that added to the funereal mood on their side of the room. He said he would push for policies that focus on the 'best interests of American workers and American families, ' by crafting a bipartisan approach to immigration reform. (more...)
Here's How to Watch the 2018 Winter Olympics
- February 01, 2018

Pyongyang has responded that such South Korean reports were disrespectful to the North's honest efforts toward participating in the Winter Olympics, according to a Unification Ministry source. Putin "reminded the cabinet of the decision to organise a competition for those of our athletes who had not been allowed to take part in the Olympic Games", Russian news agencies quoted Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying. (more...)
Hong Kong to ban ivory sales
- February 01, 2018

Mainland China, the biggest source of ivory demand, banned sales at the start of the year after shutting all carving factories and shops last March. African ivory is highly sought after in China, where it is seen as a status symbol, and used to fetch as much as USD1,100 a kilogram (USD500 a pound). (more...)
Labor MP David Feeney to resign over dual citizenship Labor MP David Feeney to resign over dual citizenship
- February 01, 2018

The outgoing member for Batman referred himself to the High Court past year after being caught out by the dual-citizenship saga. Dual nationals are not allowed to stand for parliament in Australia. Labor MP David Feeney says he is still to receive documents from United Kingdom authorities in relation to his citizenship. Mr Feeney says it has been a hard decision, and has thanked the people of his electorate in Melbourne's north. (more...)
Graham on Reported Trump Effort to Fire Mueller Graham on Reported Trump Effort to Fire Mueller
- February 01, 2018

President Trump entered 2018 with more than $32 million in the coffers of his reelection campaign and two affiliated committees, according to new Federal Election Commission filings made Wednesday evening. The lawyer did not issue an ultimatum directly to the president but told then White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and then chief strategist Steve Bannon he wanted to quit because he was "fed up with the president", the person said. (more...)
Shahid Kapoor on Mira Kapoor's reaction to 'Padmaavat'
- February 01, 2018

For instance, look at this cheesy video at the Lakme Fashion Week 2018. We don't blame Shahid but Mira's duppata that tried hard to kill the mood when the two made a decision to pull off a couple dance right in the middle of the ramp. Moroever, he mentioned that Mira hugged him and felt proud of him after watching Padmaavat . "And maybe we could have got married again today". "To play a character that does not have the support of many words is when your acting talent must really shine ... (more...)
Showdown escalates between Trump, Nunes and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Showdown escalates between Trump, Nunes and the Federal Bureau of Investigation
- February 01, 2018

Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, also said Republicans broke the committee's "nonpartisan tradition" for Trump by voting to release the memo. Democrats said the Nunes memo cherry-picks facts and presents a distorted view meant to undermine Mueller's probe. The memo also faces deep opposition inside the intelligence agencies, multiple current and former intelligence officials tell CNN . (more...)
Trump Touts North Korean Defector He Once Banned As 'An Inspiration' Trump Touts North Korean Defector He Once Banned As 'An Inspiration'
- February 01, 2018

The spokesperson declined to give a reason. Selva declined to rule out the possibility of a preemptive strike on North Korea's weapons facilities but suggested that preemption is not generally how the US has approached nuclear-armed adversaries. (more...)
Nehal Hashmi arrested, disqualified for five years Nehal Hashmi arrested, disqualified for five years
- February 01, 2018

With the court decision, Hashmi has also been disqualified for five years to hold a public office after his conviction in the case. The decision came a day after Hashmi apologized over his May 2017 speech, in which he threatened judges for ordering a corruption probe against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. (more...)
GST: E-way bill mandatory from today GST: E-way bill mandatory from today
- February 01, 2018

The e-way bill, key to preventing tax evasion under the Goods and Services Tax ( GST ), will be rolled out nationwide from Thursday amid persistent concerns in some quarters that its enforcement could trigger fresh economic disruption. An e-way bill is mandatory for consignments valued at ₹50,000 or more. The goods which have not been included under GST such as petroleum products like crude, high-speed diesel, petrol, natural gas, aviation turbine fuel (ATF), and liquor for human ... (more...)
11 elders killed as fire and explosions engulf homeless facility in Sapporo 11 elders killed as fire and explosions engulf homeless facility in Sapporo
- February 01, 2018

Police said there were 16 residents at the time of the fire. The three-storey building, a renovated former old Japanese hotel (Ryokan), had a dining room and social areas on the ground floor and rooms on the first and second floors, a representative of the non-profit organisation Homeless Support Hokkaido Network, which operates the center, said. (more...)
Lula leads Brazil presidential poll despite conviction being upheld Lula leads Brazil presidential poll despite conviction being upheld
- February 01, 2018

The Datafolha survey published on Wednesday in the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper shows that if Lula can not run, right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro would take the lead and make it to the second round. It also suggested Lula would beat all other likely candidates in a second-round runoff, required if no single candidate wins a majority in the first round. (more...)
Schiff says GOP has misled over Russia memo Schiff says GOP has misled over Russia memo
- February 01, 2018

Republican leaders have defended the decision to release their party's memo, citing a process that puts their document, which has been out for nearly two weeks, ahead of the Democrats' document. Trump has a five-day review, and it will be released if he doesn't object. "I have the same grave concerns over it". Republicans invoked a power never before used by the secretive committee to effectively declassify the memo they had compiled. (more...)
Chiefs trade QB Alex Smith to Washington Chiefs trade QB Alex Smith to Washington
- February 01, 2018

Washington's blockbuster trade for Alex Smith quickly became an out-of-nowhere, heat-seeking talking point during Super Bowl Week. Smith's trade will pave the way for 2017 first-round pick Patrick Mahomes to take over the starting quarterback job. (more...)
Trump's infrastructure plan may pan out -- in 2019
- February 01, 2018

Joe Manchin, D-W.V., said . Referring to "dozens of countries" which opposed the US' recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, he stressed his determination to punish them, asking Congress to pass legislation to help ensure American foreign-assistance dollars always serve American interests and go only to America's friends. (more...)
The Royals have IKEA furniture in Kensington Palace
- February 01, 2018

There, the Duchess topped off her shift with a graphic houndstooth topper from Catherine Walker with a similar A-line silhouette. When they stepped out in Stockholm yesterday, during their royal tour , the duo revealed that they've snapped up some affordable buys for their kids from retailer IKEA . (more...)
South Korean skiers arrive in North for joint training event
- February 01, 2018

Twelve women's ice hockey players already have been in the South for training as the Koreas formed a unified women's hockey team for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics . attack on North Korea. Dozens of long-range missiles will be displayed along a route through North Korea's capital city of Pyongyang on February 8, two diplomatic sources with information on Jong-Un's intentions told on Wednesday. (more...)
Pennsylvania lawmakers ask US Supreme Court to block redistricting order Pennsylvania lawmakers ask US Supreme Court to block redistricting order
- February 01, 2018

Since then, Republians have won in 13 of the state's 18 districts. "Today's Congressional maps were drafted and approved by both Republicans and Democrats., the statement read". "What it doesn't do is change anything about the future", said Debbie Trudeau, a co-leader of Fair Districts PA in Centre County. "The system needs to change". (more...)
US urges Poland to drop bill US urges Poland to drop bill
- February 01, 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had reacted furiously to the bill Sunday, saying: "We have no tolerance for the distortion of the truth and rewriting history or denying the Holocaust ". The Jews did not have a country during the period of the Holocaust , but over 3 million were Polish citizens , with Jewish life in Poland going back over a thousand years. (more...)
Gazers capture the rare Super Blue Blood Moon Gazers capture the rare Super Blue Blood Moon
- February 01, 2018

It sounds like a bit of a mouthful, but if we break it down; "super" means that the moon is closer than usual, "blue" is because it is the second full moon this month and "blood" is all down to the colour. Scientists are keen to study the sharp, sudden drop in temperature at the lunar surface, as Earth's shadow blankets the moon. On Wednesday, the moon also happened to be rather close and bright because its orbit was near its closest point to Earth, thus called a supermoon. (more...)
More than 200 companies facing United Nations review over Israeli settlement links More than 200 companies facing United Nations review over Israeli settlement links
- February 01, 2018

There was no immediate reaction from the United States. The majority of the companies, or 143, are domiciled in Israel or the settlements, followed by 22 in the United States, it said. Israel's ambassador to the United Nations , Danny Danon, denounced the report as "a shameful act which will serve as a stain on the U.N.H.R.C. forever". (more...)
S.Korean skiers visiting North for joint training S.Korean skiers visiting North for joint training
- February 01, 2018

South Korea's leadership has been advocating increased engagement to reduce tensions, and recently negotiated at least a temporary pause in North Korean missile and nuclear tests by persuading Pyongyang to participate in the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympics. (more...)
India vs South Africa 1st ODI, Live score, updates, and results India vs South Africa 1st ODI, Live score, updates, and results
- February 01, 2018

On the South Africa ODIs, Kohli said that he was expecting a lot out of India's two wrist spinners, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav. They were very welcoming and very confident in speaking about the game as well. With batsmen failing to deliver, the visitors went on to lose the first two Tests and consequently, the series. If you liked our India vs South Africa 1st ODI Match Prediction, please press the notification bell button provided at the right side of the QuintDaily page ... (more...)
State officials urge Supreme Court to block Pennsylvania gerrymandering decision State officials urge Supreme Court to block Pennsylvania gerrymandering decision
- February 01, 2018

The letter claims the court's January 22 ruling striking down the state's 2011 congressional map was a judicial overstep. To help the special master draw a map, asked lawmakers to provide data on Pennsylvania municipalities and precincts by noon on Wednesday. (more...)
Toyota recalls 645K vehicles for air bag issues Toyota recalls 645K vehicles for air bag issues
- February 01, 2018

The global recall also involves certain Toyota Prius and Lexus RX and NX SUVs, as well as some Toyota Alphard, Vellfire, Sienta, Noah, Voxy, Esquire, Probox, Succeed, Corolla, Highlander, Levin and Hilux models. An airbag warning light would illuminate if an open circuit is created. Toyota will begin alerting owners with potentially defective airbags beginning in March and dealers will replace the problem sensors in affected models, the company said. (more...)

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