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Missing bookseller case: China says foreign diplomats must stick to the law Missing bookseller case: China says foreign diplomats must stick to the law
- January 23, 2018

His daughter, Angela - who leads a campaign from Britain to free her father - told the newspaper: "I just know that things have taken a very drastic turn for the worse". "Firm actions have been taken at a high political level and we have been in contact with Chinese officials who have promised us immediate information about his condition", the official, Patric Nilsson, said. (more...)
Tsunami warning issued for Alaska after 8.1 earthquake strikes off the coast Tsunami warning issued for Alaska after 8.1 earthquake strikes off the coast
- January 23, 2018

Tuesday morning. Hawaii was also put under a tsunami watch. "If tsunami waves impact Hawaii, the estimated earliest arrival of the first tsunami wave". According to their estimates, any tsunami would take at least three hours to strike the lower 49 states. The quake comes just hours after a 6.1-magnitude natural disaster struck off the coast of Java, Indonesia, sending people in the capital running into the streets. (more...)
Police arrest man who threatened to kill CNN employees Police arrest man who threatened to kill CNN employees
- January 23, 2018

The man told a CNN operator, among other things, "Fake news". He allegedly called back three minutes later and said CNN employees should kill themselves. "We take any threats to CNN employees or workplaces, around the world, extremely seriously. This one is no exception", the statement said. Ann Arbor police used an online database to identify Griesemer's father as the phone's owner. (more...)
U.S. hopes for progress with Europeans on Iran U.S. hopes for progress with Europeans on Iran
- January 23, 2018

But the White House was still represented at the new $1 billion Nine Elms building this week, and nobody really cared. More than a year into his presidency, Trump has yet to visit London and many British voters have promised to protest against a man they see as crude, volatile and opposed to their values on a range of issues. (more...)
Armenian PM's agenda in Davos to be quite busy Armenian PM's agenda in Davos to be quite busy
- January 23, 2018

It is still unclear what the president plans to say in his speech. The protest is set to be held in Zurich, which is the closest airport to Davos . What is the significance of Trump attending? The optics of Trump, a billionaire, mingling with financial power-players while hundreds of thousands of federal workers were furloughed could have done more harm than good for the president who's been accused by critics of profiting from the presidency. (more...)
0 magnitude quake hits Indonesia 0 magnitude quake hits Indonesia
- January 23, 2018

Rudy Togatorop, who works in the Chilean embassy in Jakarta, wrote: "We felt the quake for three to five minutes". There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Residents have since been forced to evacuate buildings in the capital as tremors are felt across the island. Indonesia is vulnerable to earthquakes because it is situated at the "ring of fire" area on the earth, thus, also experiencing many volcanic eruptions in its vicinity. (more...)
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits London embassy after Trump snub
- January 23, 2018

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson paid a discreet visit to the new US embassy in London on Monday, after President Donald Trump cancelled plans to open it himself following a series of rows. Trump specifically wants other world powers to recognize the link between Iran's nuclear weapons program and its work on ballistic missiles, created to carry nuclear warheads; to clarify whether worldwide inspectors have snap access to Iranian military sites that may host nuclear weapons ... (more...)
Aaditya Thackeray likely to be elevated at Shiv Sena meet today Aaditya Thackeray likely to be elevated at Shiv Sena meet today
- January 23, 2018

In December past year, Aaditya had announced that the Shiv Sena will go national. The resolution was passed unanimously. "PM calls himself "Pant Pradhan", all he does is travel overseas, he took Israeli PM to Ahmedabad, why not to Lal Chowk in Srinagar?" He also pointed ot that Nitin Gadkari came to Maharashtra and insulted the Navy which guards our borders here. (more...)
Trying to bring petrol , diesel under GST: Pradhan Trying to bring petrol , diesel under GST: Pradhan
- January 23, 2018

Petrol and diesel prices constitute 20% of the total composition of the inflation index. At present, the Maharashtra government levies 25 percent Value-Added Tax and Rs 11 surcharge on petrol in Mumbai. To remind you, a group of oil producers including OPEC and Russian Federation, the world's biggest crude producer, started to withhold production in January previous year to prop up prices. (more...)
Third day of U.S. government shutdown as working week begins Third day of U.S. government shutdown as working week begins
- January 23, 2018

Schumer continued his lecture: "It's a shame, Mr. President that the American people and the Senate have had to endure such hand-wringing, finger-pointing stridency". McConnell then scheduled a cloture vote for Monday. Other groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union expressed disappointment and shared similar criticism. (more...)
Flu vaccine in high demand as illness spreads Flu vaccine in high demand as illness spreads
- January 23, 2018

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Nationally, as of mid-December, at least 106 people had died of the infectious disease. Haupt warns the risk of catching the flu will remain high for weeks to come and the state's flu activity level may jump yet again. (more...)
Former GOP congressman rips McConnell: Former GOP congressman rips McConnell: "Somewhere a carnival is missing its barker".
- January 23, 2018

President Donald Trump has signed a bill reopening the US Government, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. Whalen says the X-factor in all this is President Trump who, Whalen says, has been all over the map on this debate and could drop a bomb on the deal at any time . (more...)
9 people hurt in volcano eruption near Japanese ski resort 9 people hurt in volcano eruption near Japanese ski resort
- January 23, 2018

However Reuters, quoting Japan's Self-Defense Force says six of its members, engaged in a training exercise, had been trapped in the snow. Mount Kusatsu-Shirane, located in Japan's central Gunma Prefecture , erupted at around 10am local time, according to reports from the Japanese Meteorological Agency. (more...)
Congress Far From Agreement On Day 2 Of Government Shutdown Congress Far From Agreement On Day 2 Of Government Shutdown
- January 23, 2018

The main stumbling block in agreeing a deal is immigration and the DACA programme to protect from deportation the so-called "Dreamers" - 700,000 immigrants who arrived illegally in the U.S. Senate Minority Whip Durbin took the floor to call the DACA issue the "civil rights issue of our time" and underscore the importance of passing an immigration bill by the new deadline, which he said McConnell had assured them would be on a level playing field. (more...)
United States will 'never allow' Iran to have a nuclear weapon: Pence United States will 'never allow' Iran to have a nuclear weapon: Pence
- January 23, 2018

In his address Monday, the first by a US vice-president to the Knesset, Pence also called the Iran nuclear deal a "disaster" and said "the United States of America will no longer certify this ill-conceived agreement". to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem . Speaking to Israeli diplomats at his Jerusalem residence, Rivlin addressed a number of geopolitical developments that have affected Israel, first and foremost, Donald Trump's presidency. (more...)
Quick takes: Michigan State 87, IL 74 Quick takes: Michigan State 87, IL 74
- January 23, 2018

He now has 71 blocks this season, leaving him one away from matching single-season record at Michigan State. IL stayed in the game with an aggressive first-half defense that led to double-digit Michigan State turnovers. Michigan State out-rebounded IL 37-15. Don Treadwell was the offensive coordinator for the Spartans from 2007-10, even acting as an interim coach for a game when Dantonio suffered a heart attack and couldn't be on the sidelines. (more...)
Can Probe Anything But Hadiya's Marital Status, Says Supreme Court Can Probe Anything But Hadiya's Marital Status, Says Supreme Court
- January 23, 2018

The Supreme Court observed that the court can not go into the marital status of Hadiya who is an adult. Her parents came to know about it after she refused to participate in a religious ceremony at home near Vaikom in Kerala. The 24-year-old has been in the headlines after she became a Muslim, following her marriage to Jahan. "The meeting was so emotional. She had a lot to share with me as we were meeting after a long time", Jahan was quoted as saying by The News Minute . (more...)
Blizzard to bring snow, wind to Plains, Midwest, New England Blizzard to bring snow, wind to Plains, Midwest, New England
- January 23, 2018

The gradient between those who get a lot and those who get nothing could be as thin as 25 miles with that likely somewhere over the metro. A storm system moving through the Pacific will bring heavy rain and snow back to Northern California for our Sunday forecast. (more...)
Dreamers in limbo as lawmakers vote to end government shutdown Dreamers in limbo as lawmakers vote to end government shutdown
- January 23, 2018

Republican Senator Jeff Flake , who is involved in bipartisan immigration negotiations, said McConnell's statements on Sunday indicated there was progress in negotiations and he urged his Democratic colleagues to approve another stopgap bill . (more...)
TSA: Cargo From 5 Muslim-Majority Countries to Require Stricter Screening TSA: Cargo From 5 Muslim-Majority Countries to Require Stricter Screening
- January 23, 2018

Administrator David Pekoske issued the emergency order for the heightened measures for flight coming from Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, according to CBS News. The ACAS protocols were already being voluntarily applied by airlines around the world, but the TSA said the new rules will make it mandatory for the flights originating from the seven airports to hand over the information to the U.S. (more...)
About 300K attend 2nd Women's March Chicago, exceeding last year, organizers say About 300K attend 2nd Women's March Chicago, exceeding last year, organizers say
- January 23, 2018

The rallies look place in Washington, DC, New York , Los Angeles, Chicago and approximately 250 other United States cities. Hundreds of gatherings are planned Saturday and Sunday across the US and in places such as Beijing, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Nairobi, Kenya. (more...)
Will Parks watched the Eagles' beat Vikings in person
- January 23, 2018

They would shatter prices for the 2016 Broncos-Panthers Super Bowl 50 matchup. Players and fans celebrated their win and deserved place at Super Bowl 52 by donning dog masks. How can I watch it? But in the NFC Championship game , the Vikings allowed 38 points and 456 yards. I know what it takes. "He's the best quarterback of all time, so, nothing I'd like to do more than dethrone that guy", Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson said . (more...)
Arizona to have 3 former Wildcats in Super Bowl 52 Arizona to have 3 former Wildcats in Super Bowl 52
- January 23, 2018

They won't be in it. They did it with a journeyman backup, Nick Foles , who threw for more than 350 yards and three touchdowns and helped set up a February 4 date at U.S. Philadelphia is good but Foles isn't going to be able to take the Eagles to a Super Bowl victory . One Eagles Fan, Linwood Wilmer, 68, said he tried picking up a championship hat Sunday night but the store had run out of stock by then. (more...)
Russian Federation starts kitting out Olympic athletes in neutral uniforms Russian Federation starts kitting out Olympic athletes in neutral uniforms
- January 23, 2018

A further three appeal cases in biathlon will not be heard next week, the court said. Based on the testimony of former head of Moscow Anti-doping laboratory Grigory Rodchenkov, the report was used by the International Investigative Commissions chaired by Denis Oswald and Samuel Schmid, who were tasked with investigating alleged doping violations in Russian Federation. (more...)
Puerto Rico to privatize its power system Puerto Rico to privatize its power system
- January 23, 2018

According to the most recent report from the US Department of Energy, some 36 percent of PREPA customers are still without power four months after Maria caused widespread devastation on the island. Finally, the island will negotiate with selected companies that " meet the requirements for the transformation and modernization of our energy system ". (more...)

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