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Turkey to launch imminent Syria operation against YPG Turkey to launch imminent Syria operation against YPG
- January 15, 2018

The US-led anti-ISIL coalition is working with its Syrian militia allies to set up a new border force of 30,000 personnel, the coalition said on Sunday, a move that has added to Turkish anger over Washington's support for Kurdish-dominated forces in Syria. (more...)
As Trump clamps down, migrant workers have much to lose As Trump clamps down, migrant workers have much to lose
- January 15, 2018

One of the biggest concerns in this development involves what's at the very heart of what Bethany does: keeping families together. Nielsen is already familiar with natural disasters and high death tolls. Unfortunately, the arguments surrounding the topic of TPS are often fueled by misunderstandings. The one encouraging sign is that Trump appears seriously engaged in working out a congressional solution to legalize permanently the status of many who have been living in the USA for decades ... (more...)
WARMINGTON: Cowardly hijab attack provokes outrage WARMINGTON: Cowardly hijab attack provokes outrage
- January 15, 2018

The man fled the scene after the assault. Police describe the suspect as "Asian, 20 to 30 years old, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-8, thin build, black hair with straight bangs to the eyebrows, thin moustache, black prescription glasses". During the press conference, she had a left a message for her attacker. Norm Kelly, the area's city councillor, responded to the incident by saying there was "no place in Canadian society for hate crime - whether large or small", adding, "I'll be asking my followers ... (more...)
Israel's Netanyahu to meet India's Modi to deepen ties Israel's Netanyahu to meet India's Modi to deepen ties
- January 15, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu attend a ceremony at the Teen Murti Memorial in New Delhi to mark the formal renaming of the Teen Murti Chowk as Teen Murti Haifa Chowk on Sunday. Asked if Israel can use his good offices with China to persuade it to not veto a resolution against Lashkar-e-Toiba chief Hafiz Saeed, Netanyahu said, "I think these things are best discussed not on television, especially if you want to make progress". (more...)
So what exactly are the offshore drilling plans, Florida senator asks So what exactly are the offshore drilling plans, Florida senator asks
- January 15, 2018

The governors of NY and OR and the attorneys general of Maryland and California were among those who called on Zinke to ban offshore drilling. The Interior Department has exempted Florida, including President Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, from its mandate to allow offshore oil and gas drilling. (more...)
Wind chill advisory issued for north Georgia mountains Wind chill advisory issued for north Georgia mountains
- January 15, 2018

This go around there looks to be more moisture and temperatures will only be in the 40s the day before as opposed to hitting 70. Saturday: Partly cloudy with light winds and highs into the lower 30's. Light north northeast wind. Snow showers should be moving into the northwestern parts of Middle Tennessee near sunset on Monday, and push southeast across the mid-state through parts of Tuesday . (more...)
Saudi women score right to watch football in stadiums Saudi women score right to watch football in stadiums
- January 15, 2018

Women were allowed to attend a football match for the first time ever in Saudi Arabia on Friday. Powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is believed to have championed lifting the ban as he is seeking to open up the country and revamp its global image. (more...)
Saudi Arabia to allow unaccompanied women tourists Saudi Arabia to allow unaccompanied women tourists
- January 15, 2018

Women spectators will enter the King Fahd stadium in Riyadh to watch the football match between Al-Ahli and Al-Batin as part of the Saudi Professional League . Before the ban was lifted, women were previously arrested for trying to enter a stadium, ABC News reports . Women have controversially been banned from driving in the kingdom for nearly three decades, during which they have relied on male guardians and costly chauffeurs to ferry them from place to place. (more...)
Astros acquire Cole from Pirates Astros acquire Cole from Pirates
- January 15, 2018

He's 11-12 with a 4.77 ERA in that time, but finished out 2017 by posting a 1.44 ERA over 31 1/3 innings of relief. While he was by no means awful, (12-12, 4.26 ERA, 196 strikeouts) Cole will look to re-discover in Houston what made him an ace for the Pirates just a few seasons ago. (more...)
Two girl students die in Maharashtra boat capsize Two girl students die in Maharashtra boat capsize
- January 15, 2018

As many as 40 school children were on board the boat. Rescue team from other departments are also there. In the morning, the ICG launched a helicopter from ICG air station Daman, however, it was called back after the district administration said that the missing students have been accounted for. (more...)
Speaker Ryan Says Trump's 'S***hole Countries' Remarks Are 'Unhelpful' Speaker Ryan Says Trump's 'S***hole Countries' Remarks Are 'Unhelpful'
- January 14, 2018

Ryan didn't issue a statement on Trump's comments, and when he was asked about what Trump said Thursday, Ryan joked that Trump "said a lot of things yesterday, which one are you talking about?" "So I see this as something to celebrate", Ryan added. (more...)
Trump supporters demand London Mayor Sadiq Khan arrest Trump supporters demand London Mayor Sadiq Khan arrest
- January 14, 2018

Wanted me to cut the ribbon - NO!" On Friday evening, a U.S. embassy spokesman hit back at the President's claims and said the plan to finance the project was developed in 2007, at a time when George W. But that has strained into a special misunderstanding this week, after President Trump pulled out of the new London embassy dedication slated for next week and blasted the billion-dollar construction of the glassy diplomatic headquarters. (more...)
May's cabinet reshuffle in shambles after yet another resignation May's cabinet reshuffle in shambles after yet another resignation
- January 14, 2018

It was then revealed shortly after that Brandon Lewis , the current immigration minister, will become party chairman and attend Cabinet meetings as a "Minister without Portfolio". Negotiations on a transition deal to ease the break begin this month, while talks on a post-Brexit trade agreement between Britain and the European Union are set to start in March. (more...)
Cruise AV: GM Removes the Steering Wheel Cruise AV: GM Removes the Steering Wheel
- January 14, 2018

Just as 1908 marked the end of the horse and buggy era with the introduction of the Ford Model T, 2018 may well be remembered as the end of the automotive era, as General Motors begins mass-production of a driverless auto without steering wheels or pedals. (more...)
Putin calls Kim Jong Un competent and mature politician Putin calls Kim Jong Un competent and mature politician
- January 14, 2018

Trump claimed credit Wednesday for the inter-Korean dialogue, saying North Korea was feeling the pressure of a US -led campaign of sanctions over its nuclear weapons and missile development. Kim called the 71-year-old American president "the mentally deranged USA dotard ". "These activities underscore North Korea's continued efforts to maintain the Punggye-ri sites potential for future nuclear testing", it said. (more...)
United States freezes payment to UN agency for Palestinian refugees United States freezes payment to UN agency for Palestinian refugees
- January 14, 2018

The Islamic State gave two reasons for the war declaration against Hamas: Hamas has cracked down on ISIS militant groups in Gaza, and Hamas failed to prevent the US from recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. He also called on other countries which support Palestinians and oppose USA policies in the region to join them in the unified strategy. Despite the current decision to restore power, pro-Palestinian Authority groups said the move fell short of Israel's responsibilities ... (more...)
Ties with India intact, says Israeli Ambassador Ties with India intact, says Israeli Ambassador
- January 14, 2018

In November, the defence ministry had chose to retract the process to acquire a batch of Spike missiles from Israeli firm Rafael Advanced Defence Systems. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Israel last July in the first such trip by a holder of his office. PM Modi's visit past year has helped diversify the bilateral relation. (more...)
Trump Lawyer Arranged $130K Payment for Adult Star's Silence Trump Lawyer Arranged $130K Payment for Adult Star's Silence
- January 13, 2018

The Wall Street Journal also reports that Clifford, who briefly considered a political career of her own, has privately discussed the alleged 2006 encounter with Trump. "I love Trump. I think he's great", Weimer said . "Rumors that I have received hush money from Donald Trump are completely false", the statement said. (more...)
Will Call Pakistan's Nuke Bluff If Tasked To Cross Border: Army Chief Will Call Pakistan's Nuke Bluff If Tasked To Cross Border: Army Chief
- January 13, 2018

He said both India and China were very keen on having a hotline between the Indian Army's Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) and the Chinese officer holding similar position. He asked for a "wait-and-watch" approach on the impact of U.S. pressure on Pakistan, arguing that the USA also has its own compulsions vis-à-vis Pakistan. (more...)
Akayed Ullah Indicted In Failed Pipe Bombing Near Port Authority Akayed Ullah Indicted In Failed Pipe Bombing Near Port Authority
- January 13, 2018

Ullah, 27, is charged with six counts for the December 11 attack in the bus terminal, including providing material support to a terrorist organization, using a weapon of mass destruction and bombing a place of public use and public transportation. (more...)
Celebrity Big Brother's India Willoughby Stuns Housemates With Alien Abduction Claim Celebrity Big Brother's India Willoughby Stuns Housemates With Alien Abduction Claim
- January 13, 2018

A self-described Big Brother superfan, Willoughby said: "My tactics were all over the place and I think in terms of it being an intellectual show once you're frozen out it's really hard to get back into the conversation". Since Tuesday, the public were voting for which of the pair they wanted to save. "It is all becoming embarrassing". Ann was on the show back in 2010 ad she embraced the experience as much as she is embracing Big Brother . (more...)
Former White House strategist Stephen Bannon stepping down from Breitbart News Former White House strategist Stephen Bannon stepping down from Breitbart News
- January 13, 2018

He's called Trump a great man. US President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon is being advised by Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan as he prepares to face investigators probing Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign. (more...)
2018 flu season appears to hit deadly peak 2018 flu season appears to hit deadly peak
- January 13, 2018

The flu is affecting people over 65 years of age the most and there have been 54 reported flu deaths in Canada this season, the FluWatch report said. In just the past week, hospitalizations have nearly doubled, going from 13.7 per 100,000 to 22.7 per 100,000. One reason is the flu season may just be peaking earlier this year than it did last year. (more...)
Proposed Work Requirements in Medicaid Proposed Work Requirements in Medicaid
- January 13, 2018

According to Governor LePage healthy adults who can contribute by either working or volunteering should do so and that will help people break the cycle of poverty. Bevin unveiled the demonstration waiver known as Kentucky HEALTH June 22, 2016. And over one-third of working-age Medicaid recipients not working are unemployed because of illness or disability. (more...)
Canada increasingly convinced Trump will pull out of NAFTA Canada increasingly convinced Trump will pull out of NAFTA
- January 13, 2018

President Donald Trump. Now that it has become known that the NAFTA negotiations are not on a path towards success at all the BoC might refrain from further rate hikes so as to avoid putting additional pressure on the Canadian companies with higher interest rates and as a result a possibly stronger CAD. (more...)

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