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Philip Hammond says criticism over Brexit comments 'absurd'

Philip Hammond says criticism over Brexit comments 'absurd' Mr Hammond's United States trip comes amid fears that Britain is racing to a hard Brexit that would hammer businesses and the lucrative financial services sector. He refused to answer how he would vote if another referendum was held now. He said: "Let's move forward like grown-ups to talk about our future relationship, resolve any differences that we have and get to a clearer understanding of ho... [Full Article...]

Arab standoff looms over Unesco leadership vote

Arab standoff looms over Unesco leadership vote China on Friday said it will continue working for the development of the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organisations (UNESCO), a day after the USA announced it was pulling out of the Paris-based agency. Former Qatari culture minister Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari is now leading the contest, but he has been unable to pick up support from other Gulf states who are part of a Saudi-led coalit... [Full Article...]

India's rank at Global Hunger Index lower than Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi leveled a poetic taunt at the BJP-led NDA government after India slipped three notches to 100 among 119 countries on the Global Hunger Index (GHI), 2017. Even North Korea (93) and Iraq (78) fared better in hunger parameters and GHI rankings, the report . In 1992, India's GHI score was 46.2. It adds, "According to 2015-2016 survey data, more than a fifth... [Full Article...]

European Union chief Juncker says he doesn't want Catalonia independence

European Union chief Juncker says he doesn't want Catalonia independence Speaking to students in Luxembourg, Juncker said he regretted that the fifth round of Brexit talks this week had not led to any "real compromise" on the question of a financial settlement. and the European Union could be discussed. "They have to pay, they have to pay, not in an impossible way. But now they have to pay". "The Europeans have to be grateful for so many things Britain has brought ... [Full Article...]

Four-Time NBA MVP Likely to Miss Opening Game Against Boston Celtics

Four-Time NBA MVP Likely to Miss Opening Game Against Boston Celtics The Cavs will host former teammate Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Lue said James is upset that his ankle is still an issue. Smith back into the starting lineup against the Magic. For now, James' injury will prevent the Cavs from working out their offensive kinks. We'll have to wait and see if James does decide to play on Friday against the Magic, otherwise, this m... [Full Article...]

Catalan leader urged to definitively declare independence

Catalan leader urged to definitively declare independence The prime minister gave the authorities in the autonomous region time to respond until Monday to clarify the situation. For Spain, Mr Puigdemont simply has to say one of two words in his response. The move disappointed some of the hard-liners in the secessionist camp. Rajoy has also said that Spain doesn't need worldwide mediators to get involved. [Full Article...]

Honeypreet confesses to planning Panchkula riots

Honeypreet confesses to planning Panchkula riots Honeypreet misled Haryana police about her mobile phone, claiming it was lost somewhere. It was reported by some sections of the media that while Honeypreet was on the run from law for 38 days after being booked for sedition, she had crossed the worldwide border and stayed in Nepal. [Full Article...]

National Super Alliance defies Matiang'i order, hold protests in Nairobi CBD

National Super Alliance defies Matiang'i order, hold protests in Nairobi CBD Several protesters were shot leaving one dead and many others injured as Raila Odinga supporters continue to push for changes at the poll body. The injured are admitted at Relief Hospital. Odinga has argued that his withdrawal from the race forces the IEBC to cancel the election and begin the whole process from scratch - allowing more time for his reforms. [Full Article...]

Punjab Congress passed resolution to elect Rahul Gandhi AICC president

Punjab Congress passed resolution to elect Rahul Gandhi AICC president Such candidates should also highlight achievements of the state government during the last four-and-half years and get party workers to shift gears and get into poll mode immediately. Rahul Gandhi is eyeing to dethrone the ruling BJP in Gujarat. Asked if there will be contenders against Rahul Gandhi for the party president's post, Moily said, "It's not an answer I should give you". [Full Article...]

Darjeeling: Cops killed, injured in clashes with GJM supporters

Darjeeling: Cops killed, injured in clashes with GJM supporters When police were searching houses at Limbu Basti, the GJM activists had reportedly started firing aiming at the cops. The police did not comment on this. "We will not allow this to happen at any cost, even if we have to make sacrifices", he said. The GJM chief remained in hiding in Sikkim during most of the 104-day indefinite strike in Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts. [Full Article...]

Iraqi Kurds withdraw from area near Kirkuk

Iraqi Kurds withdraw from area near Kirkuk Lt. Gen Wasta Rasul said Kurdish forces known as the peshmerga evacuated positions southwest of city, while an officer in the Iraqi Army's 9th Armored Division said federal forces had moved into positions left by the Kurdish forces in the same area, near the village of Bashir. [Full Article...]

Just Sayin' …Why is America so in love with guns?

Just Sayin' …Why is America so in love with guns? It's why I was nearly shocked when this past week, after the Las Vegas shooting, I saw Congress negotiate a gun control agreement. A bump stock, as I found out, was used by the Las Vegas shooter. The number of gun mortalities in California increased last year - reflecting a national trend; 47,541 gun-related incidents in the United States this year alone, including 11,885 deaths from guns; 556 c... [Full Article...]

Collins to remain in Senate, bypass run for ME governor

The Republican senator said she made her decision based on where she could do the most for ME and the country. Collins has been in the Senate since 1996 and is in her fourth six-year term. Collins has come under criticism from current Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) over her position on health care. But there is little question that LePage would have opposed her even though she twice lended her... [Full Article...]

No question of corruption in Jay's business dealings: Amit Shah

No question of corruption in Jay's business dealings: Amit Shah He added: "The business was of commodity trade which is a high value low profit venture". Despite this turnover, he did not earn profit. "If you have documents to prove your allegations, bring them to court", Mr Shah said, emphasizing that none of his son's companies "did even one rupee worth of business" with the government or "received kickbacks like in the case of Bofors". [Full Article...]

Trump challenges TV network licenses

Just a few hours earlier, he had promoted his upcoming appearance on "Hannity", posting this tweet which he retweeted minutes after threatening to revoke the licenses of the "partisan" news networks. While the commissioners of the FCC are appointed by the President and approved by the Senate, the agency's relative independence is there by design to push back on situations where someone in the exec... [Full Article...]

Strike balance between national and humanitarian interest, SC on Rohingya issue

Strike balance between national and humanitarian interest, SC on Rohingya issue The Indian government had earlier told the apex court that besides being a security threat because of links to the ISI and the IS, Rohingyas will exhaust natural resources meant for Indian citizens resulting in hostility and social tensions. [Full Article...]

York County community rejoices over family's release by Taliban-linked group

York County community rejoices over family's release by Taliban-linked group The couple were kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2012, and USA intelligence on Wednesday told Pakistan that the hostages had been moved over the border into northwestern Pakistan, according to an army statement. The rescue, prompted by a tip from USA intelligence officers tracking the family, was announced in a statement Thursday from Pakistan's army. A couple freed from militant captivity in Pakista... [Full Article...]

US, SKorea to Launch Major Navy Drill Next Week

US, SKorea to Launch Major Navy Drill Next Week The South Korean and USA navies will kick off high-profile joint drills off the coast of the Korean peninsula next week, the allies announced on Friday. The Navy said its guided-missile submarines provide the Navy with unprecedented strike and special operation mission capabilities from a stealthy, clandestine platform . [Full Article...]

NOPD Officer shot, killed

NOPD Officer shot, killed The fallen officer, who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds, was rushed to an area hospital where he passed away, Harrison told reporters outside the hospital. FOX 8 reports the suspect will be charged once he is released from the hospital. "We have lost one of our brothers". "This hurts", said Harrison. [Full Article...]

Turkey accelerates Idlib military deployment

Turkey accelerates Idlib military deployment A convoy of the military operation that Turkey is carrying out in Syria's Idlib province crossed into the area late on Thursday, two rebels and a witness said. They agreed on four such ceasefire zones in Syria as a prelude to negotiations. Last week Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced new operation in Syria. [Full Article...]


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