Tuesday October 17-th, 2017

Paul Ryan accepts it's over: Obamacare is 'law of the land' Paul Ryan accepts it's over: Obamacare is 'law of the land'

Calling it "the growing pains of government", Ryan insisted that even though the House was unable to pass the bill, other parts of their legislative agenda - namely tax reform - would not be stalled as a result of this defeat. "We will try to help [t...

Putin Meets French Presidential Candidate Marine Le Pen

The Front National leader was visiting Moscow at the invitation of Leonid Slutsky, head of the Duma's foreign affairs committee. Le Pen, who is polling to win the first round of French presidential elections on 23 April, but to lose the second ro...

9/11 victims' families file lawsuit against Saudi Arabia 9/11 victims' families file lawsuit against Saudi Arabia

JASTA eliminates immunity for foreign government in the USA from potential lawsuits , permitting civil suits to advance in U.S. courts in a state has aided in a terror attack against the US. However, the families' hopes were renewed in September 201...

Mosul civilians forced to stay in city by ISIS group Mosul civilians forced to stay in city by ISIS group

Daesh terrorists threaten to shoot anyone who leaves, but some try to flee anyway at dawn, at night or during prayers, UNHCR's Iraq operations chief Bruno Geddo said in the Hammam al-Alil refugee camp south of Mosul. "In one of the homes, there wer...

BCCI Committee Doubles Annual Pay For Indian Cricketers BCCI Committee Doubles Annual Pay For Indian Cricketers

The annual retainers have been doubled, with Grade A players, such as Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and Ravi Ashwin earning AUD$398k, while Grade B players will earn $199k and Grade C $99k. The biggest beneficiaries of this move are the Saurashtra pair...

Call for calm as India tour 'toxicity' grows Call for calm as India tour 'toxicity' grows

This comes after Kohli accused the Australian players of trolling Team India physio Patrick Farhart during the Ranchi Test. With India and Australia clashing in a winner-takes-all finale to an enthralling series, the picturesque town of Dharamsala...

Sorry Neil Gorsuch - American judges are just as partisan as everyone else Sorry Neil Gorsuch - American judges are just as partisan as everyone else

Being a close-mouthed nominee is both judicially and politically prudent. David Savage , Supreme Court and legal issues reporter for the Los Angeles Times . "It's to change the nominee". If Breyer or Ginsburg were to be replaced by a conservati...

Arlene Foster: 'History will have the final say' on Martin McGuinness

Crowds walk with coffin in Derry after death of ex-IRA Commander Martin McGuinnessWhere is St Columba's Chapel in Derry? Mrs Foster said those who claimed Northern Ireland had not changed were wrong. Politicians from the United Kingdom and Irelan...

United States reportedly may accuse North Korea in $81 mil. Bangladesh Bank cyberheist United States reportedly may accuse North Korea in $81 mil. Bangladesh Bank cyberheist

The hackers stole $81m from the Bangladesh central bank's account at the Federal Reserve Bank of NY, which said instructions to make the payments were authenticated by the Swift message system, widely used by financial institutions. National Securi...

Hawaii state lawmaker resigns from GOP Hawaii state lawmaker resigns from GOP

Fukumoto was previously the minority leader in the Hawaii statehouse, but was ousted from that position in February after she participated in the Women's March on Washington, according to NPR. While Republicans control two branches of the federal g...

Supreme Court weighs heavily in favor of special ed rights Supreme Court weighs heavily in favor of special ed rights

In an 8-0 opinion Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a "merely more than de minimis " interpretation of students' special education rights does not go far enough. School officials had cautioned that imposing higher standards could be t...

Arkansas Governor Expands Concealed Carry Rights Arkansas Governor Expands Concealed Carry Rights

However, those who have participated in enhanced training will be allowed to carry guns in sensitive areas, even if it is specified that no weapons are allowed, Hutchinson said. Arkansas law now allows faculty and staff at colleges and universities t...

Nusra Front, Other Syrian Rebels Raid Syrian Capital of Damascus

The government says the assault is being waged by fighters from the Nusra Front, a jihadist group that was al Qaeda's affiliate in the Syrian war until it declared they had broken off ties previous year. The militant group, which has been excluded fr...

Bali rocked by strong natural disaster

The USGS said the quake hit at 7.10am local time about 2 kilometres northeast of Banjar Pasekan, 23km from the city's capital of Denpasar. It said the quake struck at a depth of 125 kilometers (77 miles), making it a fairly deep natural disaster.

Investigator dismisses Trump's claim Obama tapped his phone Investigator dismisses Trump's claim Obama tapped his phone

The intelligence chief could not elaborate on the investigation's findings, but King said he had been privy to certain details in previous closed-door meetings. "Problem is, there's no evidence that anything happened at the Trump Tower". Mr Trump h...

Starbucks' Future: More Mobile, More Food, and More China Starbucks' Future: More Mobile, More Food, and More China

The company said it will begin actively hiring in numerous cities where recent newcomers to Canada have settled, with an initial focus on the Greater Toronto Area, Greater Vancouver Area, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, and Edmonton. Finally, Starbucks ...

Closer US-Russia ties uncertain as Tillerson plans trip

A Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said she could not confirm Tillerson's plans, jokingly adding, "Is it time for USA political elites to decide: Have "the Russian hackers" hacked the US state Department servers again or is the ...

Russian Federation denies report of new base in Syria Russian Federation denies report of new base in Syria

Russia's foreign ministry denied it had opened a military base but said it had a "reconciliation centre" in the area to negotiate local truces between warring parties. Russian Federation has denied that it is setting up a new military base in northwe...

Chaudhary ranked 1567th in Forbes richest list Chaudhary ranked 1567th in Forbes richest list

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos ($72.8B), European businessman Amancia Ortega ($71.3B), and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg ($56B) round out the top five. Mr Gates , whose wealth is estimated to be around $86bn, beat second-placed Berkshire Hathaway ...

Embroiled State Senator Hires Attorney, Plans To Resign By Wednesday

Shortey, a gun rights advocate who has campaigned as a champion of family values, was found by police earlier this month in a suburban Oklahoma City motel with the 17-year-old boy, who was not named in court documents. If Shortey contributed the maxi...

Ukrainian MOP Says Former Trump Campaign Chairman Hid Payments

The new documents may revive questions about the ties between the Trump aide, Paul Manafort, and the party of the former president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, who has been in hiding in Russian Federation since being overthrown by pro-Western prote...

Robert Downey Jr. to star in new 'Dr. Doolittle' film Robert Downey Jr. to star in new 'Dr. Doolittle' film

The Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes star has signed up to play Doctor Dolittle in a new movie adaptation called The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle . The rest of the cast and crew details will be out soon. Production on the film is set to begin next ...

Denmark ousted as world's happiest nation Denmark ousted as world's happiest nation

Central African Republic ranked last and was preceded by Burundi, Tanzania, Syria and Rwanda. And only two African countries have made significant gains in happiness over the past decade. Meanwhile, Pakistan has jumped up 12 places from previous ye...

USA mulls over wider sanctions on N. Korea USA mulls over wider sanctions on N. Korea

In February, North Korea fired missiles into the Sea of Japan as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with Trump at Mar-a-Lago. The release of the propaganda came a day after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued the Trump administration's s...

Kim Jong-nam's identity confirmed with DNA: Malaysia

No one so far has come forward to claim the body, Malaysian authorities have said. The News Straits Times earlier reported that the body belonging to the estranged half brother to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was embalmed on Sunday at a private ...

Russian Federation summoned Israeli ambassador over airstrikes in Syria Russian Federation summoned Israeli ambassador over airstrikes in Syria

Russia's deputy foreign minister, Mikhail Bogdanov, said Russian Federation had "expressed concern". His comments came hours after Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman threatened to destroy Syrian air defense systems for targeting the Israeli ...

India slams Pakistan move on Gilgit-Baltistan India slams Pakistan move on Gilgit-Baltistan

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which connects China's western Xinjiang province with Pakistan, passes through Gilgit Baltistan. "JKIPA appeals to the UN High commissioners for human rights to organize a UN fact finding delegation to v...

Somali pirates seize ship as navy task force departs Somali pirates seize ship as navy task force departs

Preliminary data: the vessel made a sharp turn after it passed the Horn of Africa. It became increasingly hard for pirates to hijack vessels, hence their reason for evolving their "business model". A Somali pirate who said he was in touch with ...

Pakistan PM orders reopening of Afghanistan border Pakistan PM orders reopening of Afghanistan border

The Prime Minister said that the decision was taken as a goodwill gesture as the countries enjoy "religious, cultural and historical ties", reported Dawn newspaper. He said rising tensions between the two countries and the drawdown of US-led coalitio...

Trump bogged down by Obama wiretapping claims Trump bogged down by Obama wiretapping claims

Yet Mr. Comey is so certain that Mr. Trump's accusation is false that he asked the Justice Department to issue a statement refuting it. Spicer all but screamed at Jonathan Karl, ABC News' chief White House correspondent, demanding, "Where was y...

Trump scolds CNN election polls: 'a WAY OFF disaster' Trump scolds CNN election polls: 'a WAY OFF disaster'

Vice President Mike Pence's combined approval rating-those who strongly approve and somewhat approve-was marginally higher than Trump's, 45.5 percent compared with 44.1 percent. Trump's spin patrol, most of all Press Secretary Sean Spicer and adviser...

Brexit process will officially start next week Brexit process will officially start next week

Notification comes 279 days after the referendum of June 23 previous year delivered a 52 per cent to 48 per cent majority in favour of withdrawal. The draft is broadly ready, based on what May said in a key speech in January, but may need to be fine-...

Comey set to testify on Capitol Hill on Russian Federation, hacking, wiretapping Comey set to testify on Capitol Hill on Russian Federation, hacking, wiretapping

But there never was. "We know a law has been broken and we need to get to the bottom of it", Nunes said on Fox News Sunday. The question remains whether the agency has opened a criminal investigation into possible ties between Trump campaign ai...

India, Pakistan to hold meeting of PIC in Islamabad India, Pakistan to hold meeting of PIC in Islamabad

The delegation comprises of Ministry of External Affairs officials and technical experts. "We will not hold any talks on both the controversial projects (Ratle and Kishanganga) because their case has already been referred to World Bank", said an of...

Leath leaving Iowa State amid budget cuts, enrollment growth Leath leaving Iowa State amid budget cuts, enrollment growth

After beginning his career as a plant pathologist at the University of Illinois, Urbana, Leath moved on to the University of North Carolina, where he served as vice president for research. In a letter to the Iowa State community announcing his resign...

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