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Protest against 'Padmaavat' turns violent in Gujarat Protest against 'Padmaavat' turns violent in Gujarat
- January 24, 2018

Curiously, Shree Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena (SRRKS) distanced itself from the violence in Ahmedabad . "The state government has made an appeal for peace". Rajasthan government said special forces would be deployed for the film's release. The Supreme Court has earlier paved the way for the all-India release of Padmaavat on January 25 and stayed notifications and orders issued by Madhya Pradesh , Rajasthan and Gujarat - all ruled by the BJP - prohibiting exhibition of the film in ... (more...)
With Senate talks falling short, United States shutdown enters workweek With Senate talks falling short, United States shutdown enters workweek
- January 24, 2018

Legislation to renew federal funding to the government cleared a procedural hurdle in the Senate and was expected soon to pass votes in the Senate and House of Representatives, allowing government to re-open through Feb 8. Everyone wants to offer DACA protections. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Sunday on CBS's Face the Nation that he would support a spending bill like the one being discussed in the Senate. (more...)
Kennedy rips Mueller investigation over FBI anti-Trump text scandal Kennedy rips Mueller investigation over FBI anti-Trump text scandal
- January 24, 2018

The probe will next turn its attention to Trump, with the Washington Post reporting that Mueller wants to question the President in coming weeks. Trump on Tuesday called news the Federal Bureau of Investigation was missing five months' worth of texts from the agent, Peter Strzok , "one of the biggest stories in a long time". (more...)
Government shutdown ends; funding approved through February 8th Government shutdown ends; funding approved through February 8th
- January 24, 2018

Senate Democrats want to codify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ) protections for hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the US illegally as children. Susan Collins, R-Maine, worked behind the scenes throughout the morning to find a solution. Democrats had a weak hand, but they could have played it better. (more...)
Korean unity at Olympics Korean unity at Olympics
- January 24, 2018

Rather, he said, they should be called the Pyeonghwa, or peace, Olympics. "It is important for the North to stop provocations and come out for talks". U.S. President Donald Trump and top advisers have publicly welcomed the recent talks between the Koreas, but U.S. officials have said privately that Pyongyang might be trying to drive a wedge between American allies in Seoul and Tokyo. (more...)
CIA Chief: N. Korea's Nuclear Program Aims to Defend - and Intimidate CIA Chief: N. Korea's Nuclear Program Aims to Defend - and Intimidate
- January 24, 2018

Rare appearance: Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo said North Korea's nuclear weapons program has developed at a 'very rapid clip, ' but that Kim is hoping for an arsenal of nuclear weapons - 'not one, not a showpiece, not something to drive on a parade route'. (more...)
NYC Seeking $500M From Opioid Manufacturers, Distributors NYC Seeking $500M From Opioid Manufacturers, Distributors
- January 24, 2018

On Tuesday afternoon, City Hall announced that de Blasio will be among a group of mayors at the White House meeting on infrastructure. The defendants include manufacturers Allergan Plc, Endo International Plc, Johnson & Johnson, Purdue Pharma LP and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, and distributors AmerisourceBergen Corp, Cardinal Health Inc and McKesson Corp. (more...)
Kurds and Turks had a Mass Fight at an Airport in Germany Kurds and Turks had a Mass Fight at an Airport in Germany
- January 23, 2018

For the USA, the Kurdish fighters that dominate the Syrian Democratic Forces have been indispensable in the battle against ISIS, which has been routed from scores of strongholds. There are an estimated 800,000 civilians in Afrin , including many who arrived there after fleeing fighting from other parts of Syria. Turkish troops also sometimes stage ground incursions into the area. (more...)
Ex-military chief Anan detained in Cairo, his presidential campaign organisers say Ex-military chief Anan detained in Cairo, his presidential campaign organisers say
- January 23, 2018

Anan does not have a military permission terminating his service at the Armed Forces, according to a SCAF statement. Anan has "unprecedentedly" violated the rules of the Armed Forces the statement added, saying that "In the light of the announcement given by Major General Sami Anan, who is still under the call-up service, over his candidacy for the post of the state president, the Armed Forces can never condone blatant legal violations committed by the abovementioned general against the ... (more...)
Manchester City Mulling Triggering Release Clause In La Liga Defender's Contract Manchester City Mulling Triggering Release Clause In La Liga Defender's Contract
- January 23, 2018

In recent days it seemed that Manchester City would hold their considerable funds for the summer. The Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder impressed against City in the Champions League and is set to go to Brazil for next summer's World Cup. Manchester City will pay 65 million euros for Laporte, according to Italian transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio . City are still fighting in four competitions and Guardiola wants Fred to move to the Etihad before the end of the January window, but Shakhtar ... (more...)
Supreme Court Could Kill Gopher Frog Supreme Court Could Kill Gopher Frog
- January 23, 2018

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its intention to hear a hotly-contested Endangered Species Act (ESA) case involving the "dusky gopher frog". Weyerhaeuser harvests timber on the Louisiana land in question and is backed in the case by business groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. (more...)
Rand Paul's attacker should get 21 months in prison, prosecutors recommend Rand Paul's attacker should get 21 months in prison, prosecutors recommend
- January 23, 2018

Boucher "executed a running tackle" of Paul on Paul's property, the plea agreement said . The attack left Paul with six broken ribs , cuts on his face and fluid buildup in his chest. In his first interview since the attack, Paul opened up about the assault. The plea deal also raises the prospect that Boucher - a retired anesthesiologist in his late 50s - will pay restitution to Paul . (more...)
World powers step up pressure on Syria, Russia over chemical attacks World powers step up pressure on Syria, Russia over chemical attacks
- January 23, 2018

United Nations efforts to punish perpetrators in Syria have failed, repeatedly blocked by Syrian ally Russian Federation. "Russia's failure to resolve the chemical weapons issue in Syria calls into question its relevance to the resolution of the overall crisis". (more...)
NAFTA uncertainty could be a roadblock to investments for Canada NAFTA uncertainty could be a roadblock to investments for Canada
- January 23, 2018

But trade rules also matter, and the administration should be applauded for its focus on ensuring that US manufacturers are in no way disadvantaged in global markets. Ford is the most prepared for any unexpected changes. USDA has also been pointing out how some Chinese price support programs have been harmful to different segments of US agriculture. (more...)
Dimitrov Knocked Out by Edmund in Quarterfinals of Australian Open Dimitrov Knocked Out by Edmund in Quarterfinals of Australian Open
- January 23, 2018

Tomorrow sees the beginning of the quarter-finals, with two matches in the men's event and two in the women's - I must admit, I prefer the two events to be split days at this stage as is the case in some other Slams - but in the first men's match of the day, the Brit, Kyle Edmund , who is starting to get some media attention in the United Kingdom after his exploits in the last week and a half, a heavy underdog at [4 .00] to make his first Grand Slam semi-final. (more...)
The 2018 Oscar Nominations: Surprises and Predictable Politics
- January 23, 2018

The truly historic nomination goes to " Mudbound " cinematographer Rachel Morrison . "I am here because of the greatness of others". "It's fantastic for women and given the year that we've had, I think those nominations are popping out even stronger". (more...)
Britain must stay in European customs union-business group CBI Britain must stay in European customs union-business group CBI
- January 23, 2018

Fairbairn will call for a "jobs-first" transition deal to be nailed down in the next 70 days in her speech and unambiguous heads of terms to be agreed with the European Union by October. Speaking at the University of Warwick, Carolyn Fairbairn, director-general of the CBI, said: "The idea behind a customs union is simple: a single set of tariffs for goods imported from outside the EU, enabling tariff free trade within it". (more...)
Sen. Rand Paul's 911 call following assault released Sen. Rand Paul's 911 call following assault released
- January 23, 2018

Court documents say that Boucher saw Paul "stack brush onto a pile near (his) property and 'had enough.'" Boucher then ran over and tacked Paul , according to a release from the Department of Justice. Paul can be heard saying on the call that the attack took place in his yard while he was mowing his grass. 'This is over a matter that most people would regard as trivial, ' Boucher's attorney, Matt Baker, said in a phone interview Friday. (more...)
Loveland weather: Expect ice, several inches of snow by Sunday night Loveland weather: Expect ice, several inches of snow by Sunday night
- January 23, 2018

Temperatures will warm up across MA on Tuesday as a quickly-moving storm system delivers heavy rain and strong winds. MONDAY: There will be a 90 percent chance of rain, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. (more...)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions questioned in Mueller's Russian Federation probe Attorney General Jeff Sessions questioned in Mueller's Russian Federation probe
- January 23, 2018

He is seen as a potentially important witness given that Mr Trump initially said he fired Mr Comey last May at the recommendation of the Justice Department. The interview lasted several hours. Attorney General Sessions was a Trump campaign insider. Sessions is entangled in Mueller's investigation in multiple ways. (more...)
Did Did "Weak-Kneed" Democrats Really "Cave" on the Shutdown?
- January 23, 2018

Democrats did not receive any immigration concessions in the legislation. As far as winners from the current deal, it appeared that the United States federal employees, the group of 20 bipartisan senators, who negotiated the agreement and recipients of Children's Health Insurance Programme (Chip) that was reauthorised for six years, have much to gain. (more...)
Motorcycle bomb explodes in Thailand's southern Yala province killing three, injuring 22 Motorcycle bomb explodes in Thailand's southern Yala province killing three, injuring 22
- January 23, 2018

Police said the attackers parked the motorcycle near a food stall and when the owner asked to remove it, the attackers ran away. "The force of the explosion caused 3 people to lose their lives", said ISOC spokesman Pramote Prom-in. The bomb blew off chunks of the market's corrugated tin roof and wrecked nearby stalls. The region, however, had not experienced such a deadly attack in a while. (more...)
Former Shasta County woman who claimed to be Rosie the Riveter dies Former Shasta County woman who claimed to be Rosie the Riveter dies
- January 23, 2018

According to the New York Times , Fraley died on Saturday, Jan. 20, the weekend of the second Women's March , in Longview, Washington. Working at her lathe, Fraley's photo was taken by an Acme photographer, wearing a mechanic's coveralls, her hair gathered up in a polka-dotted bandana. (more...)
Easyjet cashes in on rival airlines' woes Easyjet cashes in on rival airlines' woes
- January 23, 2018

The low-priced carrier saw passengers rise by eight percent to 18.8 million during the reported period. Revenue was also boosted by a 6.6% increase in revenue per seat and 20% increase in ancillary revenue (which now stands at £226.3m). Lower fuel prices mean older planes are now more economical to run. Our customer proposition will continue to drive both passenger growth and loyalty. (more...)
1 person dead, several wounded after school shooting in Marshall County, Ky 1 person dead, several wounded after school shooting in Marshall County, Ky
- January 23, 2018

Officials confirmed in a news conference that the suspect was a student, and he left the school building immediately after firing shots in the cafeteria. He also didn't know what charges the boy might face. Italy Independent School District Superintendent Lee Joffre said the district couldn't comment on disciplinary actions involving students. (more...)

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