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Trump bark into bite with tariffs on Chinese solar panels Trump bark into bite with tariffs on Chinese solar panels
- Января 26, 2018

The solar panel tariff falls to 25-percent after one year, and then decreases 5-percent each year before phasing-out entirely. A US Trade Representative confirmed the same on Monday while adding that the tariffs for solar panels would decline over the coming 4 years while the same for the washing machines would be over the next 3 years. (more...)
At least 3 dead after train derails near Milan, say authorities At least 3 dead after train derails near Milan, say authorities
- Января 26, 2018

A problem with the coupling between carriages is being investigated as a possible cause of the accident. Emergency Services Officer stated that the count of people who died in the incident is between three and five. " It was commuter hour, the train was full , " Milan's deputy police chief Chiara Ambrosio was quoted as saying by broadcaster SkyTG24. One aerial image of the site shows the two carts of the train still attached to the engine. (more...)
Mattis calls disputed waters 'North Natuna Sea' in Indonesia Mattis calls disputed waters 'North Natuna Sea' in Indonesia
- Января 26, 2018

Mattis is trying to put pressure on China, which is increasing maritime activities in the South China Sea. Mattis, for his part, said the suffering of the Rohingya went beyond what had been portrayed in the media. Since 2013, Felter said the United States has sold more than $1.5 billion to Indonesia under the foreign military sales program, including the Apache helicopter and the F-16. (more...)
Syphilitic mummy found under Swiss church is Boris Johnson relative Syphilitic mummy found under Swiss church is Boris Johnson relative
- Января 26, 2018

The mummy was found decades ago at Barfuesser Church in Basel but her identity at that stage was a mystery. The mummy had first been uncovered in 1843 before being excavated once more in 1975. They also established she had been poisoned by mercury, a standard treatment for syphilis between the 15 and 19 centuries. Now the scientists and the historians were sure: the mummy was none other than Anna Catharina Bischoff. (more...)
Kannada organisations call for state wide Bandh, normal life hit hard Kannada organisations call for state wide Bandh, normal life hit hard
- Января 26, 2018

The enraged protestors did not allow KSRTC city buses to leave the bus terminal. However, police said elaborate security arrangements have been made across the state to ensure that no untoward incident occurs. Some activists from the Kannada Rakshana Vedike tried to stop trains from operating at the City Railway station in the morning, but they were quickly dispersed by the police. (more...)
Foreign fighters join YPG fight against Turkey in Afrin Foreign fighters join YPG fight against Turkey in Afrin
- Января 26, 2018

Cavusoglu's comments appeared to be in line with those of a senior US official this week, who had said that Turks had not been ready to engage in detail on such a proposal. In the short-term, analysts say, the United States has little pressure it can apply on Turkey given the US military's heavy dependence on a Turkish base to carry out air strikes in Syria against Islamic State. (more...)
Syria staunchly denied claims on chemical weapons use Syria staunchly denied claims on chemical weapons use
- Января 26, 2018

Reporter Julian Ropcke, who covers the Syrian conflict for Germany's largest daily, Bild, tweeted on Tuesday that "22 civilians, majority children, suffered from intoxication after another Assad regime Chemical Weapons [Chlorine gas] attack on East Ghouta". (more...)
Padmaavat row:Over 50 held, multiplexes not to screen the film Padmaavat row:Over 50 held, multiplexes not to screen the film
- Января 25, 2018

The film is all set for January 25 worldwide release in Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil. Quoting Mahatma Gandhi's favourite prayer song "Ishwar Allah Tero Naam, Sabko Sammati De Bhagwan", he said that they always wanted a peaceful protest but the situation has gone out of control courtesy Bhansali's "adamant attitude". (more...)
Afghan Taliban claim they met Pakistan officials in Islamabad
- Января 25, 2018

The raid was the latest in a series of attacks that have underlined the city's vulnerability and the ability of militants to mount high-profile operations aimed at undermining confidence in the Western-backed government. Witnesses reported seeing US military vehicles at the site after the attack, assisting Afghan security personnel. "We have damaged rooms in each floor of the hotel", he told The Associated Press over the phone. (more...)
Missing Texts: Senate Investigators Demand Answers About Strzok and Page Messages Missing Texts: Senate Investigators Demand Answers About Strzok and Page Messages
- Января 25, 2018

The Justice Department last month produced for reporters and Congress hundreds of text messages that Strzok and lawyer Lisa Page had traded before becoming part of the Mueller investigation. If I thought it was likely, I'd be there no question. "This is unusual and contrary to Federal Bureau of Investigation policy, which requires that all records be preserved unless they are specifically cleared for disposal", said Steve Aftergood of the Federation for American Scientists. (more...)
Larry Nassar Sentenced to Up to 175 Years in Prison Larry Nassar Sentenced to Up to 175 Years in Prison
- Января 25, 2018

His accusers said he would use his ungloved hands to penetrate them, often without explanation, while they were on a table seeking help for various injuries. "You preyed on me, on us". USA Gymnastics said that it acted to stop Nassar by investigating a claim and reporting it to law enforcement. " Little girls don't stay little forever ", she told the MI court. (more...)
Flu cases on the rise; 5 deaths reported in Monroe County Flu cases on the rise; 5 deaths reported in Monroe County
- Января 25, 2018

Even the MTA is using its message boards to remind New Yorkers to sneeze into their sleeves if they don't have a tissue handy. A report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that from October 1, 2017 to January 13, 2018, there were a total of 8,990 hospitalizations across the country that were associated with influenza, according to ABC News. (more...)
Jailed Lalu Prasad now convicted in third fodder scam case Jailed Lalu Prasad now convicted in third fodder scam case
- Января 25, 2018

In the first fodder scam case in which Prasad was convicted , the court had sentenced him to five years in prison in 2013, following which the RJD chief spent 70 days in a Ranchi jail before he getting a bail. Both Yadav and Mishra were fined Rs 5 lakh each. Tejashwi Yadav, former Deputy Chief Minister and younger son of Lalu Prasad , told media that if needed the party will approach the Supreme Court for justice. (more...)
Virender Sehwag picks his India Playing XI for Johannesburg contest Virender Sehwag picks his India Playing XI for Johannesburg contest
- Января 25, 2018

The figures look so good: 8-7-1-1. However, two other players - Stuart Broad and Rajesh Chauhan - got off the mark after playing out 62 and 56 deliveries respectively, taking Pujara to third in the list. If India were still in the contest, it was down to fielding lapses from South Africa . For the Proteas, it was a collective effort from the likes of Morne Morkel (2/47), Vernon Philander (2/31), Kagiso Rabada (3/39), Lungisani Ngidi (1/27) and Andile Phehlukwayo (2/25). (more...)
India, Myanmar discuss ties amid Rohingya crisis India, Myanmar discuss ties amid Rohingya crisis
- Января 25, 2018

In the statement he also notes being taken aback by the "vigor with which the media, the United Nations, human rights groups, and in general the global community were disparaged" in meeting with Suu Kyi and the Advisory Board. The resignation deals an embarrassing public blow to Suu Kyi as her civilian government grapples with a crisis that has sent hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing into Bangladesh since August - and eviscerated her reputation as a defender of the ... (more...)
Trump Goes After FBI For Losing Partisan Agents' Text Messages Trump Goes After FBI For Losing Partisan Agents' Text Messages
- Января 25, 2018

Although Mueller removed the two agents from his team after news of their messages surfaced, Republicans continue to argue that the agents and their exchange of messages reveal a prejudice against Trump within the Justice Department. The FBI told the department they were not held because of "misconfiguration issues related to rollouts, provisioning, and software upgrades that conflicted with the FBI's collection capabilities". (more...)
1 killed, many wounded in Kentucky school shooting 1 killed, many wounded in Kentucky school shooting
- Января 25, 2018

A female student was shot dead at the scene while another male student died in hospital, said the governor. It is the first fatal school shooting in the USA in 2018. Speaking on the floor of the U.S. Senate, McConnell says his staff in western Kentucky is at Marshall County High School and is in close contact with local officials. (more...)
Civil Defence issues warning for Kiwi boaties following USA quake Civil Defence issues warning for Kiwi boaties following USA quake
- Января 24, 2018

Davie Galloway, a seismologist for the British Geological Survey (BGS), told Express.co.uk that following the most powerful quake near Alaska, there will be a stream of aftershocks that could have a similar impact. "It was very apocalyptic". "I just heard the fire trucks going around, honking their horns and on the loud speaker saying there is a tsunami warning". (more...)
Blige receives two Oscar nominations Blige receives two Oscar nominations
- Января 24, 2018

Less than one month into 2018, and it appears to be a milestone year for Mary J. Blige . Hugh Jackman in " Logan ". Similarly, beyond the sentimental value in seeing 88-year-old Christopher Plummer nominated for " All the Money in the World ", his invitation would seem to be a means of tacitly lauding the film's producers for taking the extraordinary step of rushing to excise an accused predator, Kevin Spacey, from the movie. (more...)
7-year-old Raped, Murdered in Punjab; Accused Neighbour Arrested 7-year-old Raped, Murdered in Punjab; Accused Neighbour Arrested
- Января 24, 2018

His name is Mohammad Imran. The Senate's Standing Committee on the Interior, which oversees policing, launched an inquiry this week into the sexual assaults in Kasur , as well as into another recent attack in another part of the country - the rape and killing of a 4-year-old named Asma, whose body was left in a field near her home in Kyhber Pukhtunkhwa, in northwestern Pakistan. (more...)
Who is 'India's Bin Laden'? Delhi Captures Its Most-Wanted Terrorist Who is 'India's Bin Laden'? Delhi Captures Its Most-Wanted Terrorist
- Января 24, 2018

Qureshi was nabbed by the police from Ghazipur area on Saturday, where he had arrived to meet his associate. A resident of Rampur in Uttar Pradesh, Qureshi moved to Mira Road in Mumbai . The main conspirator of the 2008 Gujarat serial blasts was today handed over to the Delhi Police by a city court for custodial interrogation for two weeks. (more...)
GOP, Democrats cut deal to reopen government GOP, Democrats cut deal to reopen government
- Января 24, 2018

The U.S. Senate on Monday passed a three-week funding bill to reopen the federal government after a three-day shutdown, sending it to the House of Representatives for a final vote. "However, should these issues not be resolved by the time the funding bill before us expires on February 8, 2018, assuming that the government remains open, it would be my intention to proceed to legislation that would address DACA, border security, and related issues", McConnell said in his floor speech. (more...)
Saudi-led Arab Coalition launches a major humanitarian operation in Yemen Saudi-led Arab Coalition launches a major humanitarian operation in Yemen
- Января 24, 2018

They said that: the Al Khadra border crossing with Yemen will be opened to facilitate the delivery of aid to Yemen; the capacity of the ports in Yemen will be expanded to receive the aid; and the port of Hodeidah will remain open for an additional month. (more...)
U.S. says not a good idea for Venezuela's Maduro to run again U.S. says not a good idea for Venezuela's Maduro to run again
- Января 24, 2018

The targeted officials rejected the sanctions announced the same day that students at a university in the capital of Caracas clashed with police. Maduro said it would be up to the ruling socialist party to nominate a candidate but that he would throw his hat in the ring should he garner the backing of the revolution. (more...)
11 nations reach TPP trade deal 11 nations reach TPP trade deal
- Января 24, 2018

The 11 remaining countries from the initial Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement finally agreed to go ahead with the deal without the USA, at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. This followed an earlier round of meetings in Da Nang, Vietnam in November a year ago, when ministers agreed on core elements of the CPTPP that would incorporate all commitments from the original TPP, except for a limited number of provisions suspended temporarily. (more...)

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