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Eight Countries Removed From EU Tax Haven Blacklist

Eight Countries Removed From EU Tax Haven Blacklist The European Union drew up the " tax haven blacklist" in response to growing pressure on it to be seen to be doing something about tax evasion, particularly in the wake of the global financial crisis in 2008, and has been described by its EU organisers as meant to promote good governance in taxation worldwide. [Full Article...]

Brady, Gronkowski injuries raise concern ahead of Super Bowl

Brady, Gronkowski injuries raise concern ahead of Super Bowl Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on February 4, and prices fell $500 after the Minnesota Vikings lost to the Eagles in the NFC Championship game. Cooks had six receptions for 100 yards in New England's 24-20 AFC championship victory over the Jaguars on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Oklahoma unemployment rate improves

Oklahoma unemployment rate improves The state's unemployment rate also edged up to 4.1 percent in December from November's rate of 4 percent. The rate is the highest of Colorado's metro area. Contractions in the labor force can be seen as signs of pessimism in the economy. The rate changed from 4.8 percent in December 2016 to 4.1 percent in December 2017, according to preliminary numbers released by the U.S. [Full Article...]

IL senator will become first to give birth in office

IL senator will become first to give birth in office The 49-year-old will deliver her second daughter this spring, her office said. "I feel great", Duckworth said. According to Duckworth's office, she will be "only of only "10 women since our nation's founding who have given birth while serving in Congress", giving her a unique perspective on certain issues". [Full Article...]

White House supports 'full transparency' on Nunes memo

White House supports 'full transparency' on Nunes memo It is apparent that some representatives in the House that have back burning issues pertaining to the content of the memo and have a strong desire that the American public should be aware to observe it. Although she hasn't seen the memo, Mrs. Sanders said the president doesn't need to sign off on its release. Raj Shah, the principal deputy press secretary, told CNN that the president's decision ... [Full Article...]

Job done for Boris Johnson?

Job done for Boris Johnson? The foreign secretary campaigned during the Brexit referendum on the promise that leaving the European Union would lead to £350 million a week more for the NHS. Ms May, the prime minister, also reminded her ministers that their discussions "should take place in private", an implicit reference to newspaper stories about Mr Johnson's intentions. [Full Article...]

Vice President Pence Tells Israeli House Move Embassy by End of 2019

Vice President Pence Tells Israeli House Move Embassy by End of 2019 Mr Pence urged the Palestinians to return to the negotiating table, saying: "Peace can only come through dialogue". "Probably no earlier than three years out, and that's pretty ambitious", Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told a State Department employee town hall in December. [Full Article...]

New US Navy Warship Trapped in Canada Until Spring Due to Ice

New US Navy Warship Trapped in Canada Until Spring Due to Ice Hillson said that, while transiting the icy St. Lawrence River to Montreal, the ship saw damage to feedback cables that "did not impact the ability of the ship to transit the seaway". Ice cover across all of Great Lakes increased from 3 percent on Christmas Eve to almost 30 percent by January 6, or a period of about two weeks, Dolce said. [Full Article...]

Floridians to Vote on Whether Felons Should Have Their Voting Rights Restored

Floridians to Vote on Whether Felons Should Have Their Voting Rights Restored Florida's Department of State indicated on its website Tuesday that the proposed amendment received almost 800,000 signatures, surpassing the 766,200 threshold to earn a spot on the ballot. Those convicted of felonies in Florida are barred from voting unless they've received a full pardon, conditional pardon, or restoration of civil rights by the governor. [Full Article...]

Terrifying video reveals full faculty bus crash on icy street

Terrifying video reveals full faculty bus crash on icy street A school bus slid backward and sideways on an icy road in Massachusetts Tuesday, before crashing into a mailbox and vehicle, as seen on video obtained by NBC News. According to the school superintendent, road crews had already treated main streets when the incident happened, but hadn't yet gotten around to treating side roads. [Full Article...]

John Worboys: Police 'Investigate Fresh Allegation Of Sexual Assault'

John Worboys: Police 'Investigate Fresh Allegation Of Sexual Assault' Worboys was moved at the weekend from HMP Wakefield in West Yorkshire to HMP Belmarsh in south-east London . "He knows where so many of his victims live", one victim said according to the Express. The first steps of this legal battle include a letter sent by the two women to the Parole Board, which argues that Worboys "remains a danger to women and that everything should be done to stop his immin... [Full Article...]

Afghanistan: Gunmen attack Save the Children office in Jalalabad, injure 11

Afghanistan: Gunmen attack Save the Children office in Jalalabad, injure 11 Attaullah Khoghyani, a spokesperson for Nangarhar Provincial Governor Mohammad Gulab Mangal told Tolonews that security forces and the attackers are engaged in crossfire. "We ran for cover and I saw a gunman hitting the main gate with an RPG (rocket propelled grenade) to enter the compound". Image of the scene from Tolo News journalist Miraqa Popal. [Full Article...]

US Congressman Says Aide 'Invited' Alleged Sexual Harassment, Sets Twitter Afire

US Congressman Says Aide 'Invited' Alleged Sexual Harassment, Sets Twitter Afire His comments, in an interview with the Inquirer and Daily News, were his first extensive response to that he had used thousands of taxpayer dollars to quietly settle the harassment claim brought by the former aide. He denied the harassment allegations to the news outlet and said "any anger in the office was driven by stress around high-pressure votes previous year over the Affordable Care Act". [Full Article...]

People Killed In Libya Car Bombs

People Killed In Libya Car Bombs At least 30 people died in the blast and up to 50 were injured. The first explosion struck outside a mosque in the eastern city of Benghazi, in the central Al Salmani district, at around 8.20pm as worshippers were leaving evening prayers. [Full Article...]

UAE military ordered not to escalate Qatar crisis

UAE military ordered not to escalate Qatar crisis UAE Air Force Brig Gen Helal al-Qubaisi said Qatar threatened regional security and peace, endangering regional and global air safety and violating relevant worldwide conventions and treaties. The UAE also accused Qatari warplanes of harassing three of its military aircraft in worldwide airspace on December 27 and January 12. Qatar said the UAE allegation followed incidents on December 21 and Ja... [Full Article...]

Maduro to seek re-election as Venezuela eyes vote by April

Maduro to seek re-election as Venezuela eyes vote by April Announcing the presidential poll would be held by the end of April, the pro-government Constituent Assembly super body legislature said another election in Venezuela was further evidence of its democratic credentials despite a recent raft of worldwide sanctions . [Full Article...]

"Smackdown Live" wrestlers, more legends scheduled to appear on Raw 25th anniversary

Miz then mentioned that he needs to head to The Manhattan Center and he will see everyone there. Of those legends, one notable name was missing from the broadcast: WWE Hall of Famer and former Women's Champion Lita. This is up from the 3,250,000 viewers the show did last week. The Architect was part of a segment alongside his tag team partner Jason Jordan, Christian, and their Royal Rumble ... [Full Article...]

Led coalition claims up to 150 IS militants killed in airstrikes

Led coalition claims up to 150 IS militants killed in airstrikes IS still control pockets along the central area of Syria's Euphrates River Valley , having lost nearly all of their territories in Syria and Iraq. The ISIS fighters in the town of As Shafah appeared to be massing for a movement when the strikes occurred, according to coalition officials. [Full Article...]

All 10 Asean leaders arrive in India today for commemorative summit

All 10 Asean leaders arrive in India today for commemorative summit This year, India is also marking 15 years of summit-level engagement with Asean and five years of strategic partnership with the bloc. On Thursday, there will be bilateral meetings with the premiers of Thailand Gen. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's bilateral meetings with the visiting ASEAN leaders comes at a time when India is keen on changing its "Look East" policy to "Act East" policy. [Full Article...]

UN says 5000 have fled Syria's Afrin

UN says 5000 have fled Syria's Afrin Turkey's angst about growing Kurdish strength near its border boiled over in recent days with the Turks launching a military operation against Afrin , a Kurdish-held enclave in northern Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitoring group, reports that 25 Syrian rebels and 26 Kurdish fighters have been killed so far. [Full Article...]


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