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Economic Survey 2018 to be tabled today by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Economic Survey 2018 to be tabled today by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
- January 30, 2018

India's government will be trying to woo back rural voters and small businesses when it announces the 2018/19 budget on Thursday and pick up economic momentum as it heads into a season of elections, officials said. Economic Survey expects India's GDP to be 7-7.5 percent for the financial year 2018-19. Service growth for FY18 likely to be 8.3%. The survey further predicts that as many new filers reported an average income close to the income tax threshold of Rs 2.5 lakh, the direct tax ... (more...)
Nearly 1500 evacuated in Paris region as rising Seine poses flood risk Nearly 1500 evacuated in Paris region as rising Seine poses flood risk
- January 30, 2018

Bathing and sailing activities have been banned in the river. Meteorological authorities forecast the Seine's levels to peak in Paris late Sunday or early Monday at around 5.9 meters (19 feet, 4 inches) on the Austerlitz scale. Flooding also caused disruption to some of the train services in the city and walkways and roads near the river are closed. In Paris the Seine flows through a deep channel, limiting the potential flooding damage to riverside structures. (more...)
Steve Wynn Steps Down As RNC Finance Chairman Steve Wynn Steps Down As RNC Finance Chairman
- January 29, 2018

Wynn told the Wall Street Journal that the "idea that I ever assaulted any woman is preposterous ". In related news, President Matt Maddox sold 59,260 shares of Wynn Resorts stock in a transaction on Monday, November 13th. Wynn denies any wrongdoing and emailed a statement to Politico , saying the allegations were "the continued work of my ex-wife Elaine Wynn, with whom I am involved in a awful and nasty lawsuit in which she is seeking a revised divorce settlement". (more...)
Macron at Davos: EU Must Strengthen to Compete with China Macron at Davos: EU Must Strengthen to Compete with China
- January 29, 2018

Macron warned that issues surrounding energy, migration, digital and investments need to be improved, but added that Europe had values it could offer to the world. He told participants at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting: "The objective is very simple and straightforward - make France more competitive, more innovative, in order to finance. (more...)
Family: Dispute spurred fatal shooting at vehicle wash; 5 dead Family: Dispute spurred fatal shooting at vehicle wash; 5 dead
- January 29, 2018

In this frame from video, police work at the scene of a fatal shooting at a vehicle wash in Melcroft, Pa ., Sunday, Jan 28, 2018. State Police will hold a press conference to update the shooting. A motive behind the shooting is being investigated. He said the suspected gunman was also discovered at the scene with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and was taken to a hospital, where he was on life-support. (more...)
'Dancing Pornographically' Lands 10 In Cambodian Jail 'Dancing Pornographically' Lands 10 In Cambodian Jail
- January 29, 2018

Police say they raided a rented villa near the country's famed Angkor Wat temple on Thursday, where the foreigners were taking part in what organizers billed as a pub crawl. The group was charged Sunday with producing pornographic pictures, and awaits trial. "Consular services are being provided to the Canadian citizens who have been detained in Cambodia ". (more...)
At Davos, Canada and Mexico upbeat on NAFTA talks At Davos, Canada and Mexico upbeat on NAFTA talks
- January 29, 2018

Takeshi Niinami, President, Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Board and Representative Director of Suntory Holdings, said that trade agreements must be modernized and believes that the renewed enthusiasm for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is a step in the right direction. (more...)
Japan foreign minister hopes for improved ties with China Japan foreign minister hopes for improved ties with China
- January 29, 2018

Later in the day, Kono, who arrived in Beijing on Saturday, is scheduled to meet Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and State Councilor Yang Jiechi, the nation's top diplomat, a Japanese Foreign Ministry official said. But he added that any improvement in ties with Japan would not deter China from continuing its military activities in the East China Sea. Tokyo has been wooing China with official visits and business delegations, but an exchange of state visits has remained a hard sell. (more...)
8 dead as US strike hits Iraq forces 8 dead as US strike hits Iraq forces
- January 29, 2018

According to the official, the victims were travelling in a convoy which had been deployed to support an operation against suspected Islamic State group militants in the area. "An inquiry has been opened", the JOC added. -Iraqi forces raided the house of a terrorist suspect catching the tribal fighters and local police by surprise, Captain Mohammed al-Dulaimi from the provincial police told Xinhua . (more...)
Yemen PM accuses southern separatists of Aden coup attempt Yemen PM accuses southern separatists of Aden coup attempt
- January 29, 2018

On Sunday afternoon, coalition planes flew over the city. Bin Daghr had earlier denounced the separatists' actions as a coup and said the outcome of contest in Aden was in the hands of their backers, the UAE, who enjoy overall control in the city. (more...)
Danish spies shared intel on Russian hackers Danish spies shared intel on Russian hackers
- January 29, 2018

Reports carried in the respected daily Volkskrant and by the current affairs show Nieuwsuur said hackers working for the Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service penetrated the computers used by the group, often nicknamed Cozy Bear , in mid-2014 and watched them for at least a year, even managing to catch the hackers on camera. (more...)
Donald Trump apologises for anti-Muslim tweets Donald Trump apologises for anti-Muslim tweets
- January 29, 2018

In one of his most controversial moves on the social media website, Trump retweeted videos from a British far-right account which apparently showed Islamic violence. "I know nothing about them, I don't want to be involved with people (like that)", Trump told Morgan . He said he did not intend to glorify "horrible, racist people". (more...)
Ferry search resumes at daylight Ferry search resumes at daylight
- January 29, 2018

So far, around 150,000 sq miles of ocean have been searched, leaving rescuers unable to narrow down any search location. A fishing vessel is on its way to the scene as the search for any more survivors continues. Meanwhile Kiribati authorities have arranged for a local vessel, the MV Tekokona , to conduct surface searching, and an Air Kiribati aircraft is expected to join the search on Sunday local time. (more...)
French climber saved on 'killer mountain' French climber saved on 'killer mountain'
- January 29, 2018

He said the volunteers had spotted the two mountaineers, and were climbing to 7,000 meters (22,965 feet) above sea level to try to reach them. Pakistan military helicopters circling the treacherous "Killer Mountain" were on Saturday able to spot a French woman climber who left behind her injured Polish partner to seek help, a senior official said, but neither was able to be rescued. (more...)
Stormy Daniels Set to Appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live Stormy Daniels Set to Appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live
- January 29, 2018

In case Daniels doesn't say anything shocking or insightful, Kimmel should just fill out his roster for the night with an interview with the one thing Trump fears more than everything else: a shark . Daniels maintained the lack of expression when asked about the fact that Trump allegedly chased her around his hotel room, while wearing nothing but his underpants, and whether she was barred from speaking about the situation now. (more...)
Founder of Ikea furniture chain dead at 91 Founder of Ikea furniture chain dead at 91
- January 29, 2018

He founded IKEA in 1943 when he was just 17, but didn't hit gold until 1956, when the company introduced flat-pack furniture. "Now I have told all I can", he said at a book release ceremony at an IKEA store in suburban Stockholm. His early success came from squeezing prices to undercut established competitors. He later sold flower seeds, Christmas tree decorations, greeting cards, and even pencils and ballpoint pens to make money, according to the Ikea website. (more...)
Russian opposition leader Navalny seized amid protests Russian opposition leader Navalny seized amid protests
- January 29, 2018

Protesters expressed similar sentiments in the second city of Saint Petersburg where around 1,500 people rallied, some chanting "Russia without Putin" and "Putin is a thief". "Because that's the only path open to us in Russian Federation, where we're kept out of elections and the media and you can't win in court". Navalny - seen as the only politician with enough stamina to take on Putin - has built a robust protest movement, tapping into the anger of a younger generation yearning for change. (more...)
FM tells Polish envoy Israel expects controversial bill to be changed FM tells Polish envoy Israel expects controversial bill to be changed
- January 29, 2018

Mateusz Morawiecki , Poland's prime minister, said Poland and Israel had agreed in 2016 to oppose any attempts to distort Jewish or Polish history, either by downplaying the suffering of Jews during the Holocaust or by using "erroneous terms such as " Polish death camps ". (more...)
Congress seeks way to end government shutdown Congress seeks way to end government shutdown
- January 28, 2018

The "Dreamers" are young people who were brought to the United States illegally as children by their parents or other adults, mainly from Mexico and Central America, and who mostly grew up in the United States. With the negotiations focused on the Senate, Trump used Twitter to interject his opinion. "Get some of those Democrats who say back home they want to work in a bipartisan fashion, they want to work with Republicans, but don't", said Mulvaney. (more...)
RELEASE THE MEMO: DOJ Seeks to BLOCK CONGRESS from Releasing FISA Bombshell RELEASE THE MEMO: DOJ Seeks to BLOCK CONGRESS from Releasing FISA Bombshell
- January 28, 2018

The memo is based on highly classified intelligence that only a select group of House and Senate lawmakers have accessed. Although no one at the Justice Department nor the Federal Bureau of Investigation has actually seen the memo, the Republican lawmakers who have are firmly in favor of its release. (more...)
Dozens killed in fire at Miryang hospital Dozens killed in fire at Miryang hospital
- January 28, 2018

All the dead were in the hospital, Choi said. Almost 180 people were inside the Sejong Hospital in Miryang , 280 kilometres southeast of Seoul , when the fire broke out around 7.30 a.m. The fire broke out on the hospital's first floor at about 7.30 am, according to local news reports . "We suspect electrical short-circuits". Minister of Interior and Safety Kim Boo-kyum flew by helicopter to Miryang at about 9 a.m.to oversee the emergency response operations. (more...)
Facebook is decieving: George Soros Facebook is decieving: George Soros
- January 28, 2018

Soros said the tech companies were a "menace" and "ever more powerful monopolies", that would be tempted to "compromise themselves" to enter the Chinese market, where they have always been banned. Soros separately at Davos had, saying he has set the U.S. Another disturbing possibility was that US tech companies would "compromise themselves in order to gain entrance to these vast and fast-growing markets". (more...)
New details on Amber Alert for missing NC 4-year-old New details on Amber Alert for missing NC 4-year-old
- January 28, 2018

The little boy was reported missing on January 24 after he wandered away from his family's Laurinburg home while barefoot. Investigators are planning to drain the pond. A piece of clothing that could be from Raul's pajamas also had been found, but had not been confirmed. Search crews from surrounding counties have been conducting ground and air searches mostly around a three-mile radius near the boy's home. (more...)
France's Macron calls for new European Union sanctions on Venezuela France's Macron calls for new European Union sanctions on Venezuela
- January 28, 2018

Speaking after a meeting with Argentina's president in Paris, Macron denounced what he called "a new shift toward more authoritarianism" from the Venezuelan regime. Critics of the 55-year-old Maduro, who succeeded Hugo Chavez in 2013, say he has ruined a once prosperous oil economy, turned Venezuela into a dictatorship and skewed the election system to perpetuate power for his Socialist Party. (more...)
Delhi: Sushma Swaraj, Cambodian PM held bilateral talks Delhi: Sushma Swaraj, Cambodian PM held bilateral talks
- January 28, 2018

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen on Saturday met his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House here in the national capital. Mr Modi said, there is a scope of further expanding trade ties between the two nations. Earlier today, building upon cultural and civilisational linkages, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on the visiting dignitary. During the visit, the Prime Minister will hold discussions on matters of mutual interest with their leaders, apart from ... (more...)

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