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Venice authorities step in after four tourists charged £1000 for meal Venice authorities step in after four tourists charged £1000 for meal
- January 23, 2018

If this disgraceful episode is confirmed, we'll do all we can to punish those responsible. Four Japanese tourists were slapped with a 1,143-euro ($1,350) bill for a meal in Venice. Mr Gasparinetti added that three of the students from the same group had recently sat down for a meal in another Venice restaurant that hit headlines when a British tourist wrote to the mayor of Venice, Luigi Brugnaro, to complain about sky-high prices. (more...)
Driver Darren Osborne 'ran Muslims down after TV grooming drama' Driver Darren Osborne 'ran Muslims down after TV grooming drama'
- January 23, 2018

Rees added: "The evidence shows that, although unwell, Mr Ali was alive just before the incident and his death resulted from the defendant driving the heavy van over him as he lay on the roadway". The court heard he complained in the note about terrorists being on the streets and marching through London, despite three recent attacks - Westminster Bridge on March 22, Manchester Arena on May 22, and London Bridge on June 3. (more...)
Trump to tout U.S. economy, urge fair trade at elite Davos forum
- January 23, 2018

Last year, PwC's reputation suffered when actors Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty wrongly announced the top Oscar went to "La La Land", instead of "Moonlight". The Swiss air force is providing 2,580 troops, while 1,600 are infantry and 187 are from the military police. Khan, who has been singled out for criticism by the U.S. (more...)
USA oil output to overtake Saudi Arabia, Russia USA oil output to overtake Saudi Arabia, Russia
- January 23, 2018

It is for the first time that OPEC's largest producer and exporter Saudi Arabia has publicly announced its intention to form a new form of coordination among oil producers after 2018. Brent crude futures, the worldwide benchmark for oil prices , were at $65.07 a barrel at 0211 GMT, up 37 cents, or 0.6 per cent from their last close. (more...)
Mike Pence in Jerusalem defends Trump on disparaging comments about Africa Mike Pence in Jerusalem defends Trump on disparaging comments about Africa
- January 23, 2018

Palestinian leaders have assailed the USA for its decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, saying it is no longer impartial. Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on Monday urged the European Union to "swiftly" grant official recognition to the state of Palestine as he sought support in Brussels amid a bitter row with Washington over the U.S. (more...)
France calls for emergency UN Security Council meeting over Syria
- January 23, 2018

Syria during the seven-year civil war after the August 2016-March 2017 Euphrates Shield campaign in an area to the east of Afrin against both the YPG and IS. Turkey's president has said his country will "not take a step back" from its military operation on an enclave in northern Syria controlled by US -allied Kurdish fighters. (more...)
Proud moment: Shah Rukh Khan to be felicitated at WEF Proud moment: Shah Rukh Khan to be felicitated at WEF
- January 23, 2018

Khan shared a couple of pictures on Twitter on Monday. He will always maintain his straight face with much swag or say at times, he wouldn't even look into the camera and pretend as if it's a candid shot of him staring at someone else. Recently during the shooting of the show, Shah Rukh also planned his fourth child. This award has recognized whatever minuscule work that I have done so far. (more...)
Jessica Falkholt's Funeral To Be Held Today In Sydney Jessica Falkholt's Funeral To Be Held Today In Sydney
- January 23, 2018

Devastated family members told Daily Mail Australia after Jessica's death that while it was a sad time, they were at peace knowing the actress is now "back with her family". Images shared with guests show Jessica's closeness with family and friends, particularly her sister Annabelle, with the two appearing in several attractive photos together. (more...)
Prosecutors to seek 21-month sentence for Rand Paul's neighbor Prosecutors to seek 21-month sentence for Rand Paul's neighbor
- January 23, 2018

Paul can be heard breathing hard, saying he's been attacked by his neighbor, Rene Boucher, and he'd like police to come by. Paul also had to be treated for pneumonia he contracted as a result of the injuries, according to the U.S. "And if this very same incident had occurred between two private persons, neither of whom were a congressman or a senator, we wouldn't be in federal court". (more...)
US Senate votes to end government shutdown US Senate votes to end government shutdown
- January 23, 2018

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn on Texas suggested the chamber would hold multiple votes on various immigration measures in the near future. House Speaker Paul Ryan told "Fox and Friends" Monday that if the Senate approved a temporary spending bill to reopen the government through February 8, the House would approve it, too. (more...)
As shutdown deal reached, Trump stays out of sight As shutdown deal reached, Trump stays out of sight
- January 23, 2018

On Monday, Democrats struck a deal to reopen the government until February 8, securing six years of funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and a vote on DACA in the process. Walker said yet another shutdown, like the one that played out this past weekend, shows the need to take a responsible approach and time frame to funding the federal government. (more...)
KCR is a hard working and smart CM: Pawan Kalyan KCR is a hard working and smart CM: Pawan Kalyan
- January 23, 2018

While Pawan attended a Christian Mass at St Mary's Church along with Poland Ambassador to India Adam Burakowsky, the latter led a team of Poland students to Jana Sena Party office at Jubilee Hills to interact with him on Indian politics, culture and pluralism. (more...)
Several dead as gunmen attack top Kabul hotel, take hostages Several dead as gunmen attack top Kabul hotel, take hostages
- January 23, 2018

Saturday (11:30 a.m. ET) and were still trading fire with Afghan special forces Sunday morning, with gunfire intensifying about 4 a.m. Sunday, TOLO reported. Senior United Nations officials, including Secretary-General António Guterres, have strongly condemned the attack on a hotel in Kabul . TOLO showed images of people apparently hanging off balconies, saying they were "desperate guests and staff trying to escape" from the burning hotel. (more...)
EU ministers, Abbas to study ways to back two-state solution EU ministers, Abbas to study ways to back two-state solution
- January 23, 2018

Jordan's King Abdullah II is appealing to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to "rebuild trust and confidence" after the Trump administration's recent decision to designate Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Netanyahu hailed the US-Israeli close ties that "have never been stronger". Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has refused a meeting with Mr Pence. (more...)
US Must Not Abandon the Kurds US Must Not Abandon the Kurds
- January 23, 2018

Are the 2,000 USA troops in Syria really up to that task, should the Turks decide to cleanse the Syrian border of Kurds, or should the Syrian regime decide to take back territory occupied by the Kurds? Among our accomplishments is a new university that offers instruction in engineering and social sciences and provides full access to women as well as men. (more...)
Haskel: Pence's speech was wonderful - and a relief for Israelis Haskel: Pence's speech was wonderful - and a relief for Israelis
- January 23, 2018

In his speech to the Parliament, Mr. Pence spoke in glowing terms of the long alliance between the United States and Israel, framing it as part of an epic battle . Ayman Odeh, leader of the Arab Joint List, defended his party's right to boycott and protest the visit. Top Photo | Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , left, applauds to U.S. (more...)
PM Modi reaches Switzerland to attend World Economic Forum meet at Davos PM Modi reaches Switzerland to attend World Economic Forum meet at Davos
- January 23, 2018

Usually, India is always represented there by its Finance Minister and senior bureaucrats, but this time PM Modi chose to personally make his presence felt. the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Invest India and the Federations of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). Modi hopes to articulate a vision for the country's engagement with the wider worldwide community, even as India opens up new avenues for global businesses. (more...)
Tillerson says USA 'concerned' about Turkish offensive against Kurdish allies in Syria Tillerson says USA 'concerned' about Turkish offensive against Kurdish allies in Syria
- January 23, 2018

He repeated his criticism of Washington's support for the Kurdish militia, saying the US should have partnered with Turkey in fighting IS. The ongoing Turkish operation carried out against Kurdish troops in Syria's northwestern Afrin district is aimed at weakening the United States' positions in Syria, since it is Washington that supports the Kurds in that area, the chairman of the Turkish left-wing Patriotic Party told Sputnik on Monday. (more...)
N Korea delegates arrive in South for pre-Olympics inspection N Korea delegates arrive in South for pre-Olympics inspection
- January 23, 2018

No North Koreans are technically qualified for Pyeongchang and the country has only won two medals in the history of the Winter Games, in 1964 and 1992. While the ruling Democratic Party welcomed the move, claiming the joint team falls in line with the spirit of the Olympics, the main opposition party said the joint team contradicts that spirit by taking advantage of the sporting event for political purposes. (more...)
Yet Another Tell-All About Trump's White House Reveals Insider Secrets Yet Another Tell-All About Trump's White House Reveals Insider Secrets
- January 23, 2018

In Michael Wolff's best-seller, " Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House ", Bannon expressed his contempt for the president's family, including his son Donald Jr., whom he called "treasonous" and "unpatriotic" for meeting with Russians at Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign. (more...)
German nurse who enjoyed 'resuscitating patients' charged with 97 murders — Niels Hoegel German nurse who enjoyed 'resuscitating patients' charged with 97 murders — Niels Hoegel
- January 23, 2018

The nurse, who has been dubbed the "Angel of Death", killed his 99 victims over several years at two hospitals in northwestern, according to prosecutors. Unlike other countries where consecutive sentences can be handed down, leading to prison sentences of hundreds of years, Germany does not do this, but the latest charges are expected to affect his parole chances. (more...)
Donald Trump: I'm least racist person you have seen Donald Trump: I'm least racist person you have seen
- January 23, 2018

Trump has not clarified to aides what he said, but told reporters on Sunday night in Florida that comments attributed to him "weren't made". Speaking to reporters in his home state , Durbin said Monday he didn't record the conversation between Trump and a bipartisan group of lawmakers last Thursday because visitors are required to check their cell phones before entering the Oval Office. (more...)
Pope tells Peru's Bishops to evangelize in people's languages Pope tells Peru's Bishops to evangelize in people's languages
- January 23, 2018

Fernando Karadima. The pope said that the Vatican had investigated the matter and that no one had yet provided him with convincing evidence against the bishop. Francis had defended the appointment before, calling the Osorno controversy "stupid" and the result of a campaign mounted by leftists. But he also reaffirmed his support for Bishop Barros, saying he has not received any evidence against him. (more...)
Negotiations over USA government shutdown remain stalled over fate of Negotiations over USA government shutdown remain stalled over fate of "Dreamers"
- January 23, 2018

A number of Republicans have continuously promised to provide a resolution for DACA recipients within the negotiations about a government spending bill. In refusing to resolve the DACA crisis, it has not only failed immigrant youth but also failed their constituents who overwhelmingly support DACA recipients. (more...)
Senate deal to halt United States govt shutdown Senate deal to halt United States govt shutdown
- January 23, 2018

Under the agreement, Democrats provided enough votes to pass the stopgap spending measure keeping the government open until February 8. Trump was expected to sign the legislation, which would give congress more time to try to reach agreement on a long-term spending bill that would resolve issues including immigration, border security and spending caps. (more...)

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