Wednesday March 29-th, 2017

Police raid homes as Volkswagen investigation grows Police raid homes as Volkswagen investigation grows

Prosecutors from the German region of Braunschweig said they had searched 28 homes and offices this week in connection with the scandal. The prosecutors' statement Friday that they have increased the number of suspects in their investigation of V...

United States economy slows to 1.9 pct in Q4 2016 United States economy slows to 1.9 pct in Q4 2016

For the time being AXA IM is keeping its 2017 forecast for 2.2% growth, marginally below consensus. For all of 2016, the economy grew 1.6 percent. But uncertainty over the Trump administration's trade policy poses a risk to the economy.

Australian Open 2017: Nadal edges past Dimitrov to set up Federer final Australian Open 2017: Nadal edges past Dimitrov to set up Federer final

Nadal said he was excited just to be back in the final rounds of the most important events. Roger Federer wearing the NikeCourt Zoom Vapor 9.5 Flyknit during the Australian Open . So this is a throwback time in sports, and especially at the Aus...

Gambian President Barrow to return home Thursday

In a press conference in Nigeria on Tuesday, he said that the troops were working to make Banjul and the surrounding area a safe place for Barrow's return. According to a report by Gambian newspaper, The Point, troops of the Economic Council of West ...

Grand Master of Order of Malta resigns in bitter papal dispute Grand Master of Order of Malta resigns in bitter papal dispute

The Order of Malta and the Vatican clashed last month when Festing dismissed Grand Chancellor Albrecht von Boeselager , the Order's third most senior leader, who was said to have twice refused, and was later dismissed on grounds of insubordination...

Two ISIS commanders captured by Iraqi forces near Mosul Two ISIS commanders captured by Iraqi forces near Mosul

A USA -led air coalition on Thursday carried out a series of airstrikes targeting the city of Mosul's Daesh-held global airport, according to an Iraqi military source . Mosul - Iraq's second-largest city and the Islamic State group's last urban st...

Women's march: standing up to Trump Women's march: standing up to Trump

Retired teacher Linda Lastella, 69, who came to Washington from Metuchen, New Jersey, said she had never marched before but felt the need to speak out when "many nations are experiencing this same kind of pullback and hateful, hateful attitudes".

Turkey issues arrest warrants for eight soldiers after Greece rejects extradition

Our correspondent in Athens, Giannisis Stamatis, says the court decision may have delighted human rights activists but it has alarmed the Greek government, as the refusal to extradite is likely to cause serious friction in diplomatic relations with ...

The US was just demoted from The US was just demoted from "full democracy" to "flawed democracy"

The trend predates the 2016 election and the United States would have slipped below the threshold for "full democracy" despite the election, according to the report . "The downgrade", The Economist wrote , "was not a effect of Donald Trump..." ...

Red Panda missing from Virginia Zoo Red Panda missing from Virginia Zoo

Therefore, no one should attempt to capture, feed, or handle the animal. By Wednesday, the zoo received tips by phone about Sunny sightings in neighborhoods surrounding the zoo. Like giant pandas, they like to eat bamboo, berries, blossoms and bi...

Remembering Mary Tyler Moore

Emmy award-winning actress Mary Tyler Moore , who revolutionised the role of women on television, passed away on January 25, her publicists confirmed. "And so it was kind of a natural thing, but they were the first to do it", Silver said of the sho...

Japan Launches First Military Satellite

Japan's Kirameki-2 satellite is based on x-band technology and it's among three other communication satellites that will replace satellites operated by SDF. In the nine months from April to December, Japan scrambled fighter jets to counter Chinese ai...

Chinese New Year festival shopping starts Chinese New Year festival shopping starts

Generations past would celebrate the new year as a time of rest before the farm season begins. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting...

Mexico to mirror USA policy on trade Mexico to mirror USA policy on trade

Canada is the top export destination for 35 out of 50 states, for example. "Mexico has to act to defend its national interests". Canada is the top buyer of US goods overall and the top buyer for 35 individual states, a detail Trudeau emphasized to ...

Oklahoma failing in efforts to reduce tobacco use Oklahoma failing in efforts to reduce tobacco use

It gave CT low scores in the areas of tobacco prevention and cessation funding and access to services to publicly funded initiatives to help residents quit smoking. The California Local Grades report noted that the city did not pass any new tobacco-c...

Bulgaria Nears 'Global Average' in Corruption Perception Index

The index covers 176 countries and territories. The Corruption Perception Index , among others, used 13 data sources to construct the 2016 report; the African Development Bank Governance Ratings 2015; World Bank's Country Policy and Institutional ...

Walgreens, Rite Aid, and Fred's Fumble on Worries of Deal Closure

Several research analysts recently issued reports on RAD shares. Many analysts have provided their estimated foresights on Rite Aid Corporation Earnings, with 4 analysts believing the company would generate an Average Estimate of $0.04.

Italy's Constitutional Court Opens Way for Snap Elections Italy's Constitutional Court Opens Way for Snap Elections

The new law was in fact passed in 2015, and would apply to the lower house only. The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and most other opposition groups have called for a vote to be held this year, using a system in line with the court's recommendati...

Puppies rescued days after Italian avalanche Puppies rescued days after Italian avalanche

Previously, nine people were pulled out alive from tons of snow, trapped in tiny spaces with nothing but snow to eat. No one has been found alive since early Saturday and hopes of finding more survivors are fading. The accident was a further blow t...

Blockchain-Friendly Congressman Faces Hearings for Trump Budget Role

The statements by Rep. Mick Mulvaney of SC are in conflict with positions that Trump has taken on these issues. "I do believe that defaulting on America's debts would have grave worldwide economic consequences", Mulvaney said in a written res...

DFA confirms Jakatia Pawa's execution in Kuwait

Many were surprised by the confirmation of the execution, since earlier reports said it was scheduled for Thursday. Pawa was accused of killing her employer's daughter in May 2007. While holding a college degree, Pawa joined tens of thousands of Fi...

Somalia: At least 12 killed as Somali forces end siege in Mogadishu

Four militants rammed a auto packed with explosives into the gate of the Dayah hotel, near the presidential palace, leaping out before the explosives detonated and exchanging fire with security guards, according to media reports . Gunfire rang out a...

Russia, Iran and Turkey issue joint statement on Syria

Russian Federation and Iran, which have given military backing to the Syrian government, and Turkey - which supports many rebel elements - pledged to "fight jointly" against the terror groups "Islamic State" (IS) and the al Qaeda-linked Fatah al-Sham...

Markit's flash USA manufacturing PMI beat expectations Markit's flash USA manufacturing PMI beat expectations

The first purchasing managers' indices from Germany were expected to remain in solid growth territory: 55.5 for the manufacturing sector and 54.6 for the services one. "Consequently, business activity across Germany as a whole rose at the slowest pac...

EasyJet reports robust results for first quarter of 2017 EasyJet reports robust results for first quarter of 2017

EasyJet had already suffered repeated hits to bookings from terrorist attacks in Europe. EasyJet also confirmed it was making plans to deal with Brexit but it warned it will be a costly process, anticipating the weak pound will have a negative impa...

Dead at Refugee Camp Mistakenly Bombed by Nigeria's Air Force

Despite assurances from Nigeria's Federal Government that Boko Haram has been defeated, the group has staged several attacks in North Eastern Nigeria. Nigerian army spokesman Rabe Abubakar could not confirm that a baby had been used in the attack, an...

Donald Trump speaks to PM Narendra Modi over phone, says White House Donald Trump speaks to PM Narendra Modi over phone, says White House

The Republican President, who has replaced Barack Obama, has also been vocal when it comes to his "stern" plans to "exterminate" radical Islamic terrorism. "India is key and a key strategic ally", he had said. "Under a Trump Administration, we are ...

Pro-life activists gather on Roe v. Wade anniversary

Meanwhile, Democratic female lawmakers promoted bills guaranteeing a woman's constitutional right to pregnancy-related healthcare and improving workplace protections for nursing mothers, among other measures . "Whether they're born or unborn, it's a ...

Michelle O'Neill Named Sinn Féin's New Leader Of The North Michelle O'Neill Named Sinn Féin's New Leader Of The North

She is married to Paddy O'Neill and has two children, daughter Saoirse and son Ryan. She turned 40 last week. Over the years, she had been consistently promoted, taking on tough portfolios such as Health. She mentioned that measure yesterday as proof...

Cab Driver Praises John Elway Without Realizing He's in Back Seat Cab Driver Praises John Elway Without Realizing He's in Back Seat

That's why it's a good thing that Washington cabbie Sam Snow told his riders that, despite being a big fan of Pittsburgh sports, he believes Denver Broncos legend John Elway is the greatest quarterback of all time. The driver said Elway was his ...

Jallikattu: Tamil Nadu Governor in charge Vidyasagar Rao clears ordinance Jallikattu: Tamil Nadu Governor in charge Vidyasagar Rao clears ordinance

People in Tamil Nadu have been bull-wresting for centuries as part of their culture and traditions surrounding the Pongal harvest festival, which was held last week. Anger over the three-year ban boiled over this week after several hundred people in ...

Trump inauguration speech echoes … Bane Trump inauguration speech echoes … Bane

For and army will be raised. The powerful will be ripped from their decadent nests, and cast out into the cold world that we know and endure. The police will survive, as they learn to serve true justice. They both have given very similar speeches. ...

Death Toll Rises In Pakistan Market Blast Death Toll Rises In Pakistan Market Blast

Talking to Samaa, MNA Sajid Toori said at least a man was killed in the incident, adding there are no satisfactory healthcare facilities at the hospital. 6 people Shaheed and 20 injured. After coming back into his senses Hussain said he saw bleedin...

Gov. Cuomo requiring insurance companies to cover contraception Gov. Cuomo requiring insurance companies to cover contraception

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that his administration will ensure all health insurers cover all types of contraception at no cost and cover the cost of medically necessary abortions. "This announcement appears to seek to continue, through reg...

Budapest Mourns as 16 Die in Fiery Bus Crash on Italian Road Budapest Mourns as 16 Die in Fiery Bus Crash on Italian Road

Families of the Hungarian students killed and injured in a bus crash in Italy are arriving in Verona, assisted by consulate staff and local officials. The number of victims could rise to 18, "but certainly no more than that", the Hungarian consul in ...

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