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Police fires tear gas to disperse Kenyan protesters outside TV station Police fires tear gas to disperse Kenyan protesters outside TV station
- February 07, 2018

Kenya's government ignored Western pressure and flouted its own judges Friday after it refused to suspend an unprecedented shutdown of independent television stations. In what has been seen by many as media censorship, the government ordered private channels KTN, NTV and Citizen TV to be switched off Tuesday over coverage of a symbolic "swearing-in" of opposition leader Raila Odinga the same day. (more...)
U.S. immigration: DACA and Dreamers explained U.S. immigration: DACA and Dreamers explained
- February 07, 2018

And he thinks it's unfair that Democrats aren't rushing to embrace the White House framework, and cave on the demands the administration is making - $25 billion in funding for a border wall and substantial cuts to future legal immigration (by slashing family-based immigration without any increases in other immigration categories to compensate) - in return. (more...)
TIMEOUT: Critiques of This Year's Super Bowl Commercials TIMEOUT: Critiques of This Year's Super Bowl Commercials
- February 07, 2018

This year's event will see NFC champions Philadelphia Eagles take on the AFC champions New England Patriots in a rematch of the 2004 Super Bowl . For Michaels and his team, the Super Bowl is an interesting challenge. "Then we're on the clock", said Brett Daniels, chief operating officer of the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee. (more...)
Palestinian chief says U.S. cannot impose peace deal Palestinian chief says U.S. cannot impose peace deal
- February 07, 2018

Abbas said talks can only resume on the condition that a future Palestinian state comprises the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, with its capital in east Jerusalem, all territories captured by Israel in the 1967 war. The Palestinian government might appeal to the International Criminal Court (ICC) at the Hague over the White House's decision to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Palestinian Ambassador to Russia Abdel Hafiz Nofal told TASS in an exclusive interview ahead of Mahmoud ... (more...)
"El Chapo" jury will be anonymous
- February 07, 2018

In response to prosecutors' requests that all names, addresses and places of work for jurors be kept secret in the upcoming trial, Judge Brian Cogan ruled there was sufficient argument to go anonymous. Guzman has pleaded not guilty to charges of running a massive worldwide drug trafficking operation. In addition, federal prisoners in California released a video shortly after Guzman's January 2017 extradition to NY pledging to be the "hitmen" who will protect Guzman, the ruling details. (more...)
Joshua Stimpson jailed for life for murdering ex-girlfriend Molly McLaren Joshua Stimpson jailed for life for murdering ex-girlfriend Molly McLaren
- February 07, 2018

Sentencing him the same day, Judge Adele Williams warned him that he might never be released. The jury took less than four hours to convict Stimpson at Maidstone Crown Court. He was spoken to by police for a second time on June 27 last year, just two days before the 23-year-old's murder. Like Williams they praised Benjamin Morton, a passerby who had tried to save McLaren. (more...)
Rouhani rules out negotiations over missiles Rouhani rules out negotiations over missiles
- February 07, 2018

Referring to the unconstructive actions by some countries against the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action ( JCPOA ), Dr Rouhani also said: "Iran is still committed to fulfilling its obligations under the agreement until the other side does so and, in this path, it is necessary to stop the destructive actions of some countries against it". (more...)
Oak Ridge Investments LLC Sells 9693 Shares of Home Depot Inc (HD)
- February 07, 2018

St. Johns Investment Management Company LLC raised its holdings in Home Depot by 81.8% during the 2nd quarter. The stock decreased 2.75% or $1.63 during the last trading session, reaching $57.72. The more stable the company, the lower the score. Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 insider sales for $18.46 million activity. In related news, EVP Matt Carey sold 41,396 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 8th. (more...)
Thoughts on the Nunes Memo: We Need to Talk About Devin
- February 07, 2018

Slovenia has postponed a controversial vote on recognizing Palestinian statehood.Slovenia's STA press agency reported that the parliament's Foreign Policy Committee suspended a. At the same time, the memo confirms that the investigation into potential Trump links to Russian Federation actually began several months earlier, and was "triggered" by information involving a different campaign aide. (more...)
Dow Jones closes up more than 560 points Dow Jones closes up more than 560 points
- February 07, 2018

Dow swings were of up to 1,000 points. However, minutes later, it was back on the upside by triple digits. "This correction is a healthy development for the markets in the long run, and the equity bull market, while bloodied, is not broken", Minerd said. (more...)
Merkel prepared for painful concessions for coalition deal Merkel prepared for painful concessions for coalition deal
- February 07, 2018

As stock markets across the globe fell yesterday, Ms Merkel added: "We live in turbulent times and what is expected of us as popular parties [.] is that we form a government for the good of the people, one that brings stability". Failure to reach an agreement, or a deal's rejection by Social Democrat members, would leave a minority government under Merkel or a new election as the only viable options. (more...)
Blumenthal, Murphy Pan Release Of Blumenthal, Murphy Pan Release Of "Nunes Memo"
- February 07, 2018

Trump's early predisposition to releasing the memo quickly led to questions of coordination between the White House and Rep. Devin Nunes, R-California, the House Intelligence Committee chairman - who had refused to answer questions on coordination during a committee meeting. (more...)
Trump roots for a government shutdown in order to get his way Trump roots for a government shutdown in order to get his way
- February 07, 2018

Q: How did this start? "While reaching a deal can not come soon enough for America's service members, the current political reality demands bipartisan cooperation to address the impending expiration of the DACA program and secure the southern border", McCain said in a statement. (more...)
Trump University settlement can go forward, appeals court rules Trump University settlement can go forward, appeals court rules
- February 07, 2018

About 8,000 former students are eligible to receive 80 to 90 percent of what they paid for Trump University programs, totaling $21 million in two lawsuits filed in California and $4 million in a case filed by the NY attorney general. "His reversal in 2016 -and the large-scale settlement that resulted - opened the door for student victims to finally obtain the restitution they deserve", he said. (more...)
House votes to change who pays for sexual misconduct claims House votes to change who pays for sexual misconduct claims
- February 07, 2018

Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., who is a member of the House Committee on Ethics, announced last month he wouldn't seek re-election after news reports revealed that he settled a sexual harassment claim with a former aide. The new measure would update the 1995 Congressional Accountability Act that applied workplace rules to Congress for the first time. The Senate approved a similar measure. (more...)
Patrick Brown tweets for first time since resignation Patrick Brown tweets for first time since resignation
- February 07, 2018

Brown says while the #metoo movement can be an effective tool to lift society, false allegations undermine that good work. In the statement, issued February 6 via Twitter, Brown again denied the allegations of sexual misconduct that led to his resignation. (more...)
Joyce, ex-staffer expecting baby Joyce, ex-staffer expecting baby
- February 07, 2018

Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce is reportedly expecting a baby with his former staffer Vikki Campion . While both Joyce and Campion are not commenting on the situation, other politicians have already started to be quizzed on the matter. "There's a principle here that I've always abided by to not engage in anything that hits the private lives of other members of parliament". His Coalition colleague Dan Tehan, the minister for social services, said his "personal view" was that the relationship ... (more...)
Rohingya crisis can incite religious conflict in South Asia Rohingya crisis can incite religious conflict in South Asia
- February 07, 2018

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein / UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Zeid had previously said that "elements of genocide" were present in the state-sponsored campaign of violence against the Rohingya, saying those behind the crimes should be brought to justice. (more...)
Trump trades insults with House intelligence committee top Democrat over Federal Bureau of Investigation memo Trump trades insults with House intelligence committee top Democrat over Federal Bureau of Investigation memo
- February 07, 2018

NPR's Ryan Lucas has been following all of the twists and turns of this story and is here with the latest. His attacks reveal his uneasiness over a Democratic memo's release. "I am more concerned that they make political redactions", Schiff said. SHAPIRO: So if we're looking at a five-day countdown clock, this could be another Friday afternoon memo (laughter) release for the second week in a row. (more...)
Trump likely to approve release of Dem memo Trump likely to approve release of Dem memo
- February 07, 2018

The president was't completely silent over the weekend - on Saturday , he tweeted that the memo "totally vindicates " him in the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 us election . "We haven't found them yet". "They tried to make the argument publicly that they were taking this extraordinary step, this never-before-used House process to release classified information in the interest of full transparency". (more...)
Ivanka Trump to lead US delegation at Olympics' close Ivanka Trump to lead US delegation at Olympics' close
- February 07, 2018

US officials traveling with the vice president offered no insight on whether a meeting will take place but didn't deny some type of interaction is being contemplated. North Korea told the South at their talks last month that the concerts will likely consist of folk songs and masterpieces that fit the theme of unification and are well known to both South and North Koreans. (more...)
After Cape Town, more African cities face water crisis - Deloitte After Cape Town, more African cities face water crisis - Deloitte
- February 07, 2018

The city adds it's not making a profit on water sales. Cape Town residents are expected to flush the toilet no a couple of times a day and to shower for less than a minute while staying vigilant for water thieves masquerading as city employees. (more...)
NBC's Super Bowl stream scores big with 2 million viewers NBC's Super Bowl stream scores big with 2 million viewers
- February 07, 2018

If we got one more opportunity, we were going to give everything we got - and I just so happened to get there. I am sure other players felt the same way, but in the end, we have to make the decisions that we feel are best for the football team and that is what we did, that is what I did. (more...)
Pentagon planning grand military parade for Trump Pentagon planning grand military parade for Trump
- February 07, 2018

Trump attended a Bastille Day celebration in Paris previous year as a guest of French President Emmanuel Macron and reportedly walked away "awestruck". "It was two hours on the button, and it was military might, and I think a tremendous thing for France and for the spirit of France". As the parade, according to officials, is expected to be held in accordance to a patriotic holiday such as July 4th Independence Day or as early as May 28th Memorial Day, many suspect it maybe held on ... (more...)
Jordan Peele Says He Will Jordan Peele Says He Will "Seriously Consider" Sequel to 'Get Out'
- February 07, 2018

I guess that's a lesson for Hollywood, don't offer a serious actor the role of a poo emoji... unless he is Patrick Stewart . "I love that universe and feel like there is more story to tell . "Acting is just nowhere near as fun for me as directing", he said. At least for now. But Peele had always wanted to move away from acting and focus his attention on writing and directing. (more...)
Trump says 'shutdown' over immigration Trump says 'shutdown' over immigration
- February 07, 2018

Rep. Barbara Comstock , a Virginia Republican who represents a district with thousands of federal workers, confronted Trump about the remark and urged him to avoid another government shutdown. An unexpected announcement of an agreement between top Democrats and President Trump , a quick reversal from the White House, a government shutdown, and a meeting where Trump reportedly described particular countries using vulgar language . (more...)
White House says no 'personnel moves' at Justice Department White House says no 'personnel moves' at Justice Department
- February 07, 2018

The Nunes memo accused the senior Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department officials of obtaining a FISA warrant to spy on a Trump campaign staffer chiefly on the basis of the dodgy dossier authored by British ex-spy Christopher Steele and paid for by Hillary Clinton's campaign, without disclosing the political bias behind it. (more...)
Netanyahu warns Israel's enemies in Golan Heights visit Netanyahu warns Israel's enemies in Golan Heights visit
- February 07, 2018

In a three-way United Nations meeting, Lebanese representatives denounced Israel's intention to construct a wall to protect its citizens. Disagreement over the wall and Lebanon's plans to explore for offshore oil and gas in disputed maritime waters have elevated tensions between Israel and Lebanon, which is home to the powerful Iran-backed Shiite group Hezbollah. (more...)
Media Shut Out of President's Speech to Republicans Media Shut Out of President's Speech to Republicans
- February 07, 2018

It is a remarkable offer that goes far beyond the expected granting of legal status to recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The impasse sparked a brief federal shutdown last month. We need Congress to act and the White House to stop playing games with these young people's lives. It is demanding that Democrats instigate a government shutdown on January 19 by refusing to support a short-term spending bill that doesn't legalize the dreamers. (more...)
Olympics - Evidence against Russians strong despite CAS blow: IOC Olympics - Evidence against Russians strong despite CAS blow: IOC
- February 07, 2018

North Korea will be participating in five events at the Pyeongchang games, fielding two figure skaters, two speed skaters, three cross-country skiers, three alpine skiers as well as 12 hockey players on a joint North and South Korean women's team. (more...)

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