Sunday August 20-th, 2017

Saudi Aramco invests $7 billion in Malaysian RAPID project

Aramco inked the agreement today with Malaysia's national oil company Petronas, which is developing the Dollars 27 billion refinery and cracker plant in southern Johor state. Present were Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Abdul R...

Australia restores defense ties with Indonesia

Australia's relationship with Indonesia remains strong despite a number of causes of tension not addressed in comments after the meeting, including the Indonesian foreign ministry's warning that One Nation's views on Islam are a "concern". In return ...

United Nations envoy appeals to Syrian groups to take opportunity for peace

Jaafari also said that the date of the new meeting with Staffan de Mistura will be agreed through diplomatic channels. But his government has rejected any suggestion that it could be on the table, and at previous peace talks in Geneva his negotia...

'Powerful Aides' Blocking Family Members From Accessing President Buhari 'Powerful Aides' Blocking Family Members From Accessing President Buhari

He said it is incumbent on all Nigerians to pray for the president based on the dictates of Islam and Christian religions as well as the performance of Buhari since he assumed office. She was said to be travelling between Nigeria and the United Kingd...

Muhammad Ali's son reportedly detained at airport, asked twice about his religion Muhammad Ali's son reportedly detained at airport, asked twice about his religion

Muhammad Ali Jr, 44, who was born in Philadelphia and has a United States passport, was traveling with his mother Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the late sports icon's second wife, friend and lawyer Chris Mancini told the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Mosul battle: Iraqi forces seize key bridge

As they did, Iraqi fighter jets dropped bombs on Islamic State positions inside Syria yesterday. The militants also control parts of Syria. The Iraqi military says it has retaken a bridge across the River Tigris in Mosul, after driving back Islamic...

Malaysian police: Kim killed by VX nerve agent

Police chief Khalid said earlier that a Vietnamese woman and a Indonesian woman wiped a liquid on Kim Jong Nam's face. Malaysian police said they had been trained to go immediately to the toilets to wash their hands . Subramaniam also said the pos...

Impeached South Korea President Park Geun-Hye Tells Court Of 'Regret'

The corruption controversy erupted late a year ago over accusations that Park colluded with a friend, Choi Soon-sil, to pressure big businesses to donate to two foundations set up to back the president's policy initiatives. The main opposition Democr...

Family, Attorney Seeking 'Humanitarian Parole' For Woman Detained By ICE In Alvarado Family, Attorney Seeking 'Humanitarian Parole' For Woman Detained By ICE In Alvarado

Melissa Zuniga, one of the woman's lawyers, told The Hill the officers had tied up Sara's hands and ankles as they removed her from the hospital against her will. "A patient's residency status - whether they are an undocumented immigrant, a politic...

China Peace Talks? Top Chinese Diplomat To Visit US Monday

Yang is the first senior Chinese official to visit the United States since Trump took office on January 20, Xinhua said. He will also discuss the arrangements for a meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Trump, a researcher at the China...

Malaysia says Saudi Aramco will invest $7 billion in oil hub Malaysia says Saudi Aramco will invest $7 billion in oil hub

Based on data from Indonesia's Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Saudi Arabia only invested Dollars $900,000 in Indonesia in 2016, hence being ranked 57th in terms of biggest foreign investors in Southeast Asia's largest economy (implying it even ...

Bob Harper of 'Biggest Loser' says he had heart attack Bob Harper of 'Biggest Loser' says he had heart attack

Harper spent a total of eight days at the hospital and although he resides in L.A.is still in NYC as his doctor has not yet cleared him to fly. It's unclear whether this health issue will affect his role as host of The Biggest Loser; he has appea...

Darrell Issa Calls for Special Prosecutor to Investigate Trump-Russia Contacts

When pressed by Maher , Issa appeared to suggest that Sessions should step aside for a special prosecutor when it comes to issues related to President Trump. See Issa's conversation with Maher below. Issa: "You're right. You can not have s...

Are the Chicago Bulls Cleveland's Biggest Threat in East? Are the Chicago Bulls Cleveland's Biggest Threat in East?

Butler had 18 points, including 13 in the third quarter, to go with 10 rebounds and 10 assists. This point - the notion of the NBA Champion Cavaliers continuing to win for one another without bringing in added talent - has seemingly been a rallying...

Xenophobic attacks in South Africa

At least 10 houses suspected to belong to foreign drug lords and brothel owners have been set alight during a protest in Rosettenville . He said they had lost confidence in both police and government. They have therefore organised anti-immigrant...

'Impostor' guest causes headaches for Fox News after Swedish government cried foul 'Impostor' guest causes headaches for Fox News after Swedish government cried foul

A trans-Atlantic wave of puzzlement is rippling across Sweden for the second time in a week, after a prominent Fox News program featured a "Swedish defense and national security advisor" who's unknown to the country's military and foreign-affairs off...

Delhi Police has become agent of BJP: Kejriwal on Ramjas

They shouted slogans, calling the protesters "anti-nationals". Delhi-based BJP leader Nupur Sharma has claimed she has "received images" from a DU professor "which supposedly depicted atrocities committed by Leftists on ABVP members", commenting, "...

French Justice Minister Rules Out Pause in Fillon, Le Pen Probes

French prosecutors have opened a judicial inquiry into claims Francois Fillon gave his wife a "fake job". Fillon, one of the frontrunners in the presidential race, will be investigated for alleged embezzlement of public funds and misappropriation o...

Donald Trump trolls Democrats on Twitter, claims DNC chair election rigged Donald Trump trolls Democrats on Twitter, claims DNC chair election rigged

Trump's victory in November was a gut punch to Democrats, considering Republicans had already control Congress and the most state house and Clinton was perceived frontrunner for essentially the entire election cycle. " We don't have the luxury to wa...

Iraqi Forces Aim to Secure Mosul Bridge, Link up to East Bank Iraqi Forces Aim to Secure Mosul Bridge, Link up to East Bank

Typically citizens navigate between the two sides using bridges, but these have now all been destroyed - initially by coalition forces, and subsequently by IS fighters - making it more challenging for the Iraqi forces to complete the recapture ...

French President Francois Hollande responds to Trump's Paris dig

The comments appeared to be the latest broadside from the US president toward European immigration policies. "I won't make comparisons but here, people don't have access to guns", the French president added. "To @realDonaldTrump and his friend J...

Earnings According to Analysts for Bloomin' Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLMN)? Earnings According to Analysts for Bloomin' Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLMN)?

Bloomin' Brands Inc. announced in its Friday earnings report that 43 "underpreforming" restaurants would close nationwide. It is expected to reach $66.9 billion by 2020, said market-research company Technavio . The 9 analysts offering 12-month price...

VX Nerve Agent Detected in Kim Jong Nam Death Probe: Malaysian Police

Tests showed that Kim was killed with the highly-toxic nerve agent VX, which is classified as a weapon of mass destruction by the UN. In 2015, traces of sarin and VX nerve agent were found at a military research site in Syria that had not been decl...

President Trump Is Skipping The White House Correspondents Association Dinner

Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!' This year's dinner is scheduled for April 29. The White House Correspondents' Association is an organization of journalists whose job it is to cover the acting president. Trump's announcement ...

Arrested as Most Dakota Pipeline Protesters Clear Camp Arrested as Most Dakota Pipeline Protesters Clear Camp

Energy Transfer Partners says in court documents that it has finished drilling under Lake Oahe in North Dakota and will soon be laying pipe under the Missouri River reservoir. On Twitter and Facebook , livestreaming showed more than 50 people leav...

American Birkebeiner ski race canceled American Birkebeiner ski race canceled

And the length or route of the course has been altered nine times since its inception in 1973. There will be an estimated 5K loop that will be available for skiing. Festival-goers can visit the Birkie soup tent, try a Birkie Brew-ski, watch the Nordi...

Conor McGregor's power would translate to boxing

Even if the fight was allowed to happen, nearly everyone expects a one-sided mismatch. For now, it's safe to say that Floyd Mayweather Jr .is one of the greatest pound-for-pound boxers that have ever lived and his birthday celebrations will surely...

France Wants Unanimous Support From UNSC on Syria Chemical Weapons Resolution

She told reporters that after an "overwhelming" vote to investigate whether Syria was using chemical weapons, "the results have come out and people don´t like what the results are". The asset freeze also would apply to the research center, to eight e...

ISIS Bombs A Checkpoint In Syria; 42 Killed

Turkey had sent its troops into Syria previous year August in an operation it claimed targeted not only the Islamic State, but also US-backed Kurdish fighters whom it considers terrorists. Of those injured, 41 civilians have been transferred to a hos...

GoFundMe established for victims of apparent hate crime in Olathe Wednesday night GoFundMe established for victims of apparent hate crime in Olathe Wednesday night

He refused to abandon "the country he loved". He said he got under a table initially and thought he heard nine shots and assumed the magazine was empty. After a six-year courtship, Kuchibhotla and Dumala married in 2012 and bought what Dumala called ...

Buffett Optimistic About Prospects for American Business

During the financial crisis, Buffett bet a founder of the asset management company Protege Partners LLC $1 million that a Vanguard S&P 500 index fund would outperform several groups of hedge funds over years. Berkshire Hathaway Inc is a holding compa...

Here's Your First Look at the Han Solo Spinoff Movie Here's Your First Look at the Han Solo Spinoff Movie

But on the bright side, he gets to pass on the role on his terms, and the fan outpouring of love and support has been genuinely touching. The Han Solo film will look at the early years of the rogue pilot before the events of A New Hope .

Russia's United Nations envoy Churkin buried in Moscow

Trump said he was saddened by Churkin's unexpected demise and that he was an accomplished diplomat who worked alongside his USA counterparts in NY for more than a decade. From Moscow's vantage point "Churkin was like a rock against which were broken ...

PM in Ankara for talks with Turkish leadership

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Turkish premier Binali Yildirim will co-chair the 5th Session of Pakistan-Turkey high-level Strategic Cooperation Council in Ankara today (Thursday). He mentioned that the governments of different politica...

Jayalalithaa's niece launches new party 'MGR Amma Deepa Peravai' Jayalalithaa's niece launches new party 'MGR Amma Deepa Peravai'

On Jayalalithaa's 69th birthday today, Deepa launched a political platform - Amma Deepa Peravai - and vowed to free the AIADMK of "traitors". Jaya-aide and AIADMK General Secretary Sasikala Natarajan has written to her party cadre to ensure grand...

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