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Chicago Cubs Co-owner Ricketts Expected to Head GOP Fund-raising Chicago Cubs Co-owner Ricketts Expected to Head GOP Fund-raising
- February 02, 2018

RNC Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel said the party would return Wynn's political contributions if he is eventually found guilty of sexual misconduct . Ricketts' selection has the blessing of President Donald Trump , the sources said. Todd and Pete's parents, Joe and Marlene Ricketts, are top Republican donors nationwide. In 2016, Trump threatened the Ricketts family after he learned that Todd Ricketts' mother had given $3 million to a super PAC that ran negative ads about him. (more...)
China denies bugging African Union HQ, which it built China denies bugging African Union HQ, which it built
- February 01, 2018

China's relationship with Africa and the AU will go on and be further strengthened, Kuang said. He spoke out three days after the newspaper published an article claiming data from the Chinese-built AU building was being copied to Shanghai. (more...)
EasyJet share price: CEO asks for pay cut to match predecessor EasyJet share price: CEO asks for pay cut to match predecessor
- February 01, 2018

According to T&L, the airline did not disclose McCall's starting salary. EasyJet is committed to equal pay policy and equal opportunity for women and men, he said . The salaries ate decided in consensus with union are men and women are eqally paid. Lundgren has over 30 years of experience in the travel sector, including 12 with TUI . (more...)
China blasts Japan over Tokyo 'disputed islands' museum China blasts Japan over Tokyo 'disputed islands' museum
- January 31, 2018

The relations between Japan and China has been strained as Japan refuses to acknowledge its wartime past to the contentment of the Chinese. Mr Kono's trip to China was the first by a Japanese foreign minister since his predecessor Fumio Kishida visited in April 2016. (more...)
Pistons make blockbuster deal, trade for Griffin Pistons make blockbuster deal, trade for Griffin
- January 31, 2018

Joining Griffin in Detroit Brice Johnson and Willie Reed . The simulations after the trade don't show dramatic improvements for either team. Blake Griffin is a five-time NBA All-Star and a four-time All-NBA selection. However, in a few weeks after we presumably change the roster even more , this could be something great. Making matters worse, prior to signing the contract, the Clippers had wooed Griffin with an elaborate and cringe-worthy pitch . (more...)
Armenian Man Killed by Turkish Shelling in Afrin Armenian Man Killed by Turkish Shelling in Afrin
- January 31, 2018

The Kurdish proposal provides for "the return of Syrian border guards and the raising of the Syrian flag at the border to reassure the Turks", said Ahed Al-Hendi, a senior adviser to the Kurdish administration. A Turkish prosecutor ordered the detention of the head of the Turkish Medical Association (TTB) and 10 other leaders of the doctors' union on Tuesday, after the body criticised Turkey's military operation in north Syria. (more...)
Melania Trump Visits Holocaust Memorial Museum Instead Of Accompanying President To Davos Melania Trump Visits Holocaust Memorial Museum Instead Of Accompanying President To Davos
- January 30, 2018

Freaky reports have since claimed he made Daniels spank him with a copy of Forbes that featured his own face on the cover. "The laundry list of salacious & flat-out false reporting about Mrs Trump by tabloid publications & TV shows has seeped into "mainstream media" reporting", Ms Grisham said in the tweet , adding that Mrs Trump was focused on her family and her role as First Lady, "not the unrealistic scenarios being peddled daily by the fake news". (more...)
Egypt election: sole challenger to Sisi registers at last minute Egypt election: sole challenger to Sisi registers at last minute
- January 30, 2018

A number of Egyptian political figures on Sunday issued a statement condemning the upcoming presidential elections, saying that they have lost their legitimacy following recent repressive practices imposed by the government. In a statement , Al-Ghad Party Vice-President Wagih Abu Hagar said Musa's candidacy had the support of 27 Egyptian MPs and 48,000 registered voters. (more...)
Milos Zeman wins second term as Czech president after run-off vote Milos Zeman wins second term as Czech president after run-off vote
- January 29, 2018

According to data released by the Czech Statistical Office (CSU), Zeman garnered a 51.58 percent share of the vote compared to the 48.41 percent achieved by Drahos. The Czech constitution gives presidents limited executive powers, but President Zeman has not hesitated to test the boundaries. Mr Zeman has sparked controversy with his pro-Russian stance. (more...)
Russian Opposition Leader arrested after political protest Russian Opposition Leader arrested after political protest
- January 29, 2018

Footage taken by Mr Navalny's organisation showed nearly a dozen police officers arriving at his Moscow office on Sunday morning and breaking down the door, before entering the studio and interrupting a live broadcast. A dozen buses filled with riot police flanked the square as the protest gradually swelled. One group of protesters walked several kilometres and reached the government headquarters as police watched on. (more...)
French President Macron will make first official state visit during Trump administration French President Macron will make first official state visit during Trump administration
- January 29, 2018

Macron defined acceleration and flexibility in terms of realigning France "on Germany and Northern Europe", shifting from "rules defined by law" towards rules "defined by consensus" and by reducing total costs associated with energy, housing and transport to make the French economy more nimble and responsive. (more...)
Tight security, communication blockade mark Republic Day celebrations in Indian-controlled Kashmir Tight security, communication blockade mark Republic Day celebrations in Indian-controlled Kashmir
- January 28, 2018

Additional Director General of Police Muneer Khan said the girl was arrested on Thursday evening and the matter is being investigated. Giving more information, the J&K Police today said, "The arrested woman, 18, hails from Pune". The ATS claimed that the 18-year-old Class 11 student in Pune was then planning to move to Syria and hence, sent her to a de-radicalisation programme. (more...)
Jury convicts man in shooting death of ex-NFL player Joe McKnight Jury convicts man in shooting death of ex-NFL player Joe McKnight
- January 28, 2018

McKnight eventually exited his vehicle, at which point Gasser shot him through the passenger-side window. Assistant District Attorney Seth Shute told reporters Gasser faced a possible prison term of up to 40 years when he is sentenced. During the trial, Gasser alleged that he shot McKnight when he lunged at him. Gasser shot McKnight after what prosecutors said was a road rage incident that included aggressive driving along a 5 mile (8 kilometer) route. (more...)
63 dead, 151 wounded in Kabul bomb blast 63 dead, 151 wounded in Kabul bomb blast
- January 27, 2018

On Dec. 28 a suicide bomber and other explosions at a Shiite cultural center in Kabul killed at least 41 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group that may have been aimed at a pro-Iran news outlet based in the building. The Interior Ministry says a suicide auto bomb attack in Kabul leaves dozens wounded. At least 11 people were wounded in the attack. "There were pools of blood". (more...)
First lady Melania Trump leaves Palm Beach Friday night First lady Melania Trump leaves Palm Beach Friday night
- January 27, 2018

Stormy and Mr Trump have since denied the claims, sparking rumors that she was paid $130,000 in October 2016 to keep quiet about the affair. Holocaust Memorial Day is the day for everyone to remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi persecution and in the subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. (more...)
Debate Heats Up Between Trump, Schumer Over Border Wall Debate Heats Up Between Trump, Schumer Over Border Wall
- January 26, 2018

But immediately after Trump spoke, a senior White House official stressed the idea of a pathway to citizenship so-called Dreamers was just a "discussion point" in the plan that the White House meant to preview to the House and Senate later Wednesday. (more...)
Fears over US-Turkey military confrontation in Syria Fears over US-Turkey military confrontation in Syria
- January 26, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday spoke with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan and urged him to limit his forces' assault against a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria, the White House said , according to AFP . (more...)
New CEC Om Prakash Rawat supports linking of voter ID with Aadhaar New CEC Om Prakash Rawat supports linking of voter ID with Aadhaar
- January 24, 2018

Om Prakash Rawat will take over as the chief election commissioner from Achal Kumar Joti on January 23, now he supports the linking of Aadhaar numbers to voters' identity cards. In his tenure of the Election Commissioner 2018, the commissioner will mark the Assembly elections in Karnataka, Chattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. (more...)
White House Slams Graham White House Slams Graham
- January 23, 2018

But he also cautioned that Trump policy adviser Stephen Miller could kill any immigration deal. He's been an outlier for years, ' Graham told reporters at the Capitol on Sunday. "They hold us back from getting a solution", he wrote. The White House, for the time being, is defending the conservative position against Graham's radical proposal . (more...)
Erdogan says Turkey has launched new ground operation in Syria Erdogan says Turkey has launched new ground operation in Syria
- January 22, 2018

A statement by State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert also asked Turkey to be "scrupulous to avoid civilian casualties", adding that all parties involved in Syria should focus on defeating the Islamic State group. He said forces will next move on the Syrian town of Manbij, east of Afrin, on the Turkish border. Turkish officials say 11 rockets launched from Syria have landed in Turkish towns along the border, killing at least one Syrian refugee and injuring 47. (more...)
Ed Sheeran is ENGAGED to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn Ed Sheeran is ENGAGED to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn
- January 22, 2018

It was a quiet year for Ed's fans while he took a break from music to focus on the new relationship as the loved-up pair traveled the world together before moving in together in London and adopting kittens to raise. He revealed that he popped the question to his longtime girlfriend Cherry Seaborn right before New Year's Eve and he announced the exciting news with a sweet Instagram post. (more...)
Four dead in fire at Prague hotel Four dead in fire at Prague hotel
- January 22, 2018

Two people died in the fire and officials on Sunday said another two women had died of their injuries, bringing the total number of dead to four. It is believed they were mostly treated for smoke inhalation at the scene and not taken to hospital. (more...)
Analysts See $0.30 EPS for Duke Realty Corporation (DRE)
- January 21, 2018

It has outperformed by 32.09% the S&P500. Verisk Analytics Inc now has $16.17B valuation. The stock increased 0.74% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $6.81. Adelante Cap Mngmt Ltd owns 30,995 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Pnc Fincl Services Gru accumulated 3,123 shares. About 8,270 shares traded. Volumes indicate how many shares are bought and sold over a given period of time. (more...)
Kazakhstan: At least 52 people dead in bus fire Kazakhstan: At least 52 people dead in bus fire
- January 20, 2018

The bus was travelling from southern Kazakhstan to Russia's Kazan, Kazakh officials said. According to the regional Emergency Situations Department, the victims are all Uzbek citizens. Kenes said the "preliminary theory" of investigators about the cause of the fire was a "short circuit". The five survivors suffered minor burns and "other traumas" according to emergency services. (more...)
Murphy Signs Another Executive Order on First Full Day in Office Murphy Signs Another Executive Order on First Full Day in Office
- January 19, 2018

Tax revenue from legal marijuana could net hundreds of millions of dollars. Murphy said he would resist every move from Trump and what he called "a misguided Republican Congress". "I'm not responsible for invitations to the royal wedding". Oliver will head the state's Department of Community Affairs will serve as acting governor whenever Murphy is out of state. (more...)
Chrissy Teigen hosts the fake Fake News Awards for President Trump Chrissy Teigen hosts the fake Fake News Awards for President Trump
- January 18, 2018

Mr McCain pointed to the rise in attacks on reporters internationally last year, which the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) declared one of the most risky years to be a journalist. In doing so, she says, he has also given democracy-averse leaders around the world a playbook of his own, showing them how to wield the weapon that is " fake news ". (more...)
The possibility of light flash in MI is a meteorite, says NWS The possibility of light flash in MI is a meteorite, says NWS
- January 18, 2018

The U.S. Geological Survey said the meteorite caused a magnitude 2 .0 natural disaster, with its epicenter near New Haven on the state's east side. Here's NASA's track showing that path, and the little people on the map are reported sightings as posted on the American Meteor Society's website . (more...)
Bannon will do interview with special counsel, avoiding grand jury for now Bannon will do interview with special counsel, avoiding grand jury for now
- January 18, 2018

The New York Times reported that Mueller's subpoena was the first grand jury subpoena issued against a member of Trump's inner circle in the probe. Rep. Jim Himes , a Connecticut Democrat on the committee, told CNN's Anderson Cooper that Conaway made a determination that the "expansive claim of executive privilege doesn't apply", and said that Bannon puts himself at risk of contempt of Congress if he doesn't answer questions. (more...)
Jakarta stock exchange ceiling collapse: Dozens hurt in chaotic scenes in Indonesia Jakarta stock exchange ceiling collapse: Dozens hurt in chaotic scenes in Indonesia
- January 16, 2018

The local police say that the incident was not a terror attack. Earlier, Jakarta police spokesman Argo Yuwono told the Straits Times that police were still investigating and were on the scene. The manager of the stock exchange said that no one had been killed. "I think it is probably safe to rule it out at this stage", he said. Among those injured from the collapse, were a group of high school students visiting the building. (more...)
Senior 4 sitting Judges of SC addressed Media Senior 4 sitting Judges of SC addressed Media
- January 14, 2018

Justices Madan B Lokur, Kurien Joseph , Ranjan Gogoi and Jasti Chelameswaraddressed the press conference on the lawns of Justice Chelameswar's official residence here. "This is only at the lower court". The Congress said the PIL concerning the death of Loya must be entrusted to the senior-most judges of the apex court who should ensure that under their supervision there is a "thorough and impartial" investigation by an independent SIT. (more...)
Freezing rain, snow and 'much colder' temperatures coming: Environment Canada Freezing rain, snow and 'much colder' temperatures coming: Environment Canada
- January 13, 2018

The national weather agency is urging drivers to be cautious on the roads and has issued a special weather statement for several parts of Southwestern Ontario including Norfolk, Haldimand and Brant counties. Environment Canada will monitor this situation closely. "There may also be a brief period of freezing rain during the changeover from rain to snow". "Ponding water, slush, and any falling precipitation will freeze as the temperature drops", Environment Canada said on its site. (more...)
Jacob Eason Expected to Transfer to Washngton Jacob Eason Expected to Transfer to Washngton
- January 13, 2018

Fromm, a week later, guided UGA to a 20-19 victory at Notre Dame. A touching gesture and one the team and Fromm won't likely forget. Eason did not address where he would play next in the tweet he sent out Friday afternoon. Hamdan is now the quarterbacks coach with the Atlanta Falcons and will join the Huskies once the National Football League season is over. He considered the Huskies coming out of high school. (more...)
Japan Pledges $3 Million To Myanmar For Rohingya Return Japan Pledges $3 Million To Myanmar For Rohingya Return
- January 13, 2018

The results of an internal military investigation found that soldiers, along with local villagers, were culpable for the deaths of the Rohingya, who the military labeled "terrorists", according to a statement posted to the Facebook page of Myanmar's Commander-in-Chief. (more...)
Norfolk MP warns government over impact of 'hard Brexit' Norfolk MP warns government over impact of 'hard Brexit'
- January 13, 2018

In London alone, there could be 87,000 fewer jobs and the capital's economic output coud be 2 per cemt lower by 2030 than predicted under the status quo, it was warned. But even a softer Brexit and remaining in the Single Market but leaving the Customs Union could cost thousands of jobs. Ministers are fast running out of time to turn the negotiations around. (more...)
Jessica Falkholt's life support switched off Jessica Falkholt's life support switched off
- January 12, 2018

Ms Falkholt, 28, remains fighting for her life in Sydney's St George Hospital after the accident. Earlier in the week, hundreds of mourners had attended the funeral service of Jessica's mother Vivian, 60, father Lars, 69 and sister Annabelle, 21, at Saint Mary's Church in Concord, Sydney. (more...)