Monday August 21-st, 2017

EU fines Google a record 2.42 billion euros EU fines Google a record 2.42 billion euros

The action came after a seven-year long investigation prompted by scores of complaints from rivals such as USA consumer review website Yelp, TripAdvisor, UK price comparison site Foundem, News Corp and lobbying group FairSearch. "U.S. lawmakers and r...

Pentagon says Syria prepping chemical attack

The series of air attacks, taken in self-defense by US forces, according to the Pentagon, occurred as pro-Assad forces threatened or approached USA -backed Syrian fighters. "We try to end that through diplomatic means". Assad denied any such attack. ...

Colombian rebels have handed over almost all weapons Colombian rebels have handed over almost all weapons

The UN said 7,132 arms have been stored in secure containers and a small number of weapons will remain in the hands of some rebels for security provision at the camps until they are closed on August 1. The FARC has pledged to use its assets to compen...

GOP Sen. Bob Corker Blocks Arms Deal to Gulf Countries

They included shutting the Al-Jazeera TV network, cutting back diplomatic ties with Iran and ending Turkey's military presence in the country - a list Qatar said was far from the "reasonable and actionable" proposals Tillerson had called for.

Wuppertal evacuates tower block over Grenfell-like cladding

An apartment building in a northwestern German city was evacuated Tuesday because of fears that its exterior insulation is similar to materials that allowed the deadly fire that torched London's Grenfell Tower to spread. It also today established...

Fake TIME magazine covers displayed at Donald Trump's golf club locations Fake TIME magazine covers displayed at Donald Trump's golf club locations

The cover in question, which Time confirmed to the Washington Post was not legitimate, borrowed headlines from real issues of time like "Obama's Next Move: Can He Cut Health-Care Costs?" A few hours later, though, some curious news came out...

Brazilian President accused of receiving bribe Brazilian President accused of receiving bribe

Janot. The lower house would vote on whether President Temer should be tried. Brazil's President Michel Temer waves as he exits after attending a. "I say without fear of being wrong that the accusation is fiction", he told reporters, as tr...

Putin: fans expect more from Russia's misfiring soccer team

They live normal lives", Putin said during his annual marathon TV call-in with Russians, confirming a revelation from a series of interviews by USA filmmaker Oliver Stone that have been airing in the U.S. On Wednesday, the US Senate voted overwhe...

WTF? World Taekwondo Federation rebrands over acronym WTF? World Taekwondo Federation rebrands over acronym

The World Taekwondo Federation has ceased to exist. "But we know that in such a competitive world, we must always evolve and adapt to stay relevant and appeal to young and modern audiences ". By removing just one word, World Taekwondo didn't seem ...

Van driver charged with murder over Finsbury Park terror attack

An elderly Christian woman traveled 10 miles from Ilford, east London to Finsbury Park on her mobility scooter to apologize to an imam for the mosque attack carried out by a 48-year-old man on Monday. Muslim communities in the United Kingdom have r...

Modi recalls Emergency: urges for preserving democracy Modi recalls Emergency: urges for preserving democracy

The Congress leader referred to the CBI raids at the residence of NDTV founder Prannoy Roy to drive his point home that there is an " undeclared Emergency " under the BJP rule, with the media being muzzled. "Democracy is not only a system". "What...

'Pharma bro' Martin Shkreli heads into fraud trial 'Pharma bro' Martin Shkreli heads into fraud trial

Shkreli is now being accused of illegally taking stock from Retrophin to pay back debts owed to investors in the hedge funds. He went on Twitter to label members of Congress "imbeciles" for demanding to know why his company, Turing Pharmaceutical...

UK: All building cladding samples tested failed fire safety

LONDON (AP) - The list of high-rise apartment towers in Britain that have failed fire safety tests grew to 60, officials said Sunday, revealing the mounting challenge the government faces in the aftermath of London's Grenfell Tower fire tragedy....

Rebels kill 1 Indian soldier, wound 3 in Kashmir Rebels kill 1 Indian soldier, wound 3 in Kashmir

Amid all this, the Home Minister's confidence that Eid will bring peace and happiness in the Valley somewhere indicates that the government has some special plans to deal with the situation of unrest in Kashmir. Kashmir is expected to remain tense in...

Bought a parking space for 592000 euros Bought a parking space for 592000 euros

The parking lot has been bought by Kwan Wai-ming, the executive director of Huarong Investment Stock Corp . The price paid by Kwan, 58, surpassed the HK$4.8m record set last October at 55 Conduit Road at the Mid-Levels, the then world record holde...

McCain slams Pentagon for Afghan policy delay McCain slams Pentagon for Afghan policy delay

McCain said their deaths should spur a sense of urgency within the Trump administration. They said this will be separate from the request to increase the number of advisers for training and assistance and the U.S. Although the United States is al...

1 winning Powerball ticket sold in California worth $447M

The numbers drawn were 32, 26, 20, 38, 58 . Lottery officials said one ticket, purchased in Sun City, California, matched all the numbers for the grand prize. Both prize amounts would be before taxes are deducted. Alberre said the store does not...

Philippine flag raised on Independence Day in war-torn city Philippine flag raised on Independence Day in war-torn city

Perched on buildings, some connected by tunnels that gave them mobility, the snipers have made it hard for troops to wrest back areas under the rebels' control. A Marine guards the display of high-powered firearms, ammunitions, uniforms and black ISI...

North Korea tests rocket engine, possibly for ICBM North Korea tests rocket engine, possibly for ICBM

The North has pledged to also develop an intercontinental ballistic missile that could deliver a nuclear warhead to the continental United States. But a USA official conceded to Fox News that although spy satellites have spotted increased activity ar...

Palaniswami faction backs NDA nominee

A press release issued by the AIADMK headquarters here recalled the Prime Minister calling up palaniswami, who is also party headquarters Secretary, seeking support for Kovind and said the matter was discussed on Wednesday by the high command.

South Korea to scrap building new nuclear power plants South Korea to scrap building new nuclear power plants

Moon made the announcement at a ceremony to decommission the Kori-1 nuclear reactor at Busan , the country's first and oldest nuclear power plant. He also vowed to cut South Korea's reliance on coal. "The government will not extend the operation...

Dozens arrested after disability advocates protest at McConnell' Dozens arrested after disability advocates protest at McConnell'

Several journalists and other people at McConnell's office tweeted the chaotic events as they unfolded, showing that numerous protesters who were removed were using wheelchairs and other medical devices. "It's going to hurt a lot of people and it's g...

Tear gas, checkpoints greet LGBT pride in Turkey Tear gas, checkpoints greet LGBT pride in Turkey

Several demonstrators were detained as Turkish police dispersed an LGBT march in Istanbul's Taksim Square that had been banned earlier by regional authorities. "Not only to educate people in general on the diversity of LGBTQ community but also ...

Trump slams Democratic 'obstruction' on health reform Trump slams Democratic 'obstruction' on health reform

The Senate GOP unveiled its proposal Thursday. The president said he thinks Republicans in the Senate are doing enough to push through the bill. He reiterated to Politico in an interview that his opposition at this point is "not a bluff".

Seven die in cable car crash in Indian Kashmir, 150 rescued

The dead were identified as Jayant Anderaskar, his wife Manisha and their daughters Anagha and Jhanvi. Three Kashmiri tourist guides, Mukhtar Ahmad of Chonti Patri Babareshi, and Jahangir Ahmad and Farooq Ahmad Chopan, both residents of Tangmarg-we...

AP analysis shows how gerrymandering benefited GOP in 2016

Nevada's districts were decided by a court, but Republicans complained at the time that they appeared more favorable to Democrats . An analysis by The Associated Press found that in some states, three-quarters or more of all state House or Assem...

South Korea's Moon demands official apology from Japan over 'comfort women' South Korea's Moon demands official apology from Japan over 'comfort women'

With regard to the deployment of the U.S. THAAD missile defense system, the resolution noted Seoul's explanation that it has no intention to reverse deployment commitments as it "implements the domestic procedures to uphold democratic, legal, and...

Romero wins first European title in a decade in Munich Romero wins first European title in a decade in Munich

Garcia and Bland came within inches of forcing a play-off on the 72nd hole as both required an eagle to tie Romero on 17 under, but Garcia's pitch was a fraction off target and Bland's 20-foot putt following a superb three-wood second drifted to t...

Japanese Parliament Passes Controversial Anti-Conspiracy Bill Amid Protests Japanese Parliament Passes Controversial Anti-Conspiracy Bill Amid Protests

Opponents perceive that the legislation is a part of Abe's broader mission to increase state powers , and fears that ordinary citizens could be targeted, despite government assurances to the contrary. In a letter to the Japanese government on May 18...

UAE president appears in video over 3 years after stroke

The Rooyat-e-Hilal Committee New Delhi, Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Lahore and National Moon-Sighting Committee Bangladesh will meet after Maghrib prayers today evening and collect moon sighting reports if any from different parts. The Met officia...

Israel strikes targets in Syria for 2nd day Israel strikes targets in Syria for 2nd day

Saturday's so-called retaliatory strikes targeted Syrian positions north of Golan Heights where rockets were allegedly fired from on Israeli territories. Syria's state-run media SANA reported that the army repelled an attack from al-Qaeda linked re...

Colorado officer escorting Pence motorcade hurt in crash Colorado officer escorting Pence motorcade hurt in crash

The group Unite Colorado Springs has planned to greet the Vice President in clothing referencing the dystopian novel, The Handmaid's Tale . The radio drama series is produced by Focus on the Family. For many evangelicals, Pence represents a cham...

Judge orders Ivanka Trump to testify in shoe dispute Judge orders Ivanka Trump to testify in shoe dispute

Aquazzura Italia SRL filed the suit last June against Trump's company IT Collection LLC. It claims the brand has produced cheaper knockoffs of Aquazurra's "coveted" and highly publicized shoe designs. The corresponding decision of the U.S. Supreme...

Daniel Ricciardo storms home to win chaotic Azerbaijan GP

I was thinking if it's only a ten-second penalty then they've probably got the pace to make that gap but then they said ten-second stop-go, I was like alright. When the race finally did start again - on lap 20 - Vettel just about held off the Willia...

Scotland pays tribute to service personnel with Armed Forces Day parades Scotland pays tribute to service personnel with Armed Forces Day parades

The covenant is a voluntary pledge from businesses, charities and other organisations to show their support for the armed forces community. Members of the public aired their displeasure to the Prime Minister as she prepared to commemorate this year...

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