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Minor Flooding Expected On Mississippi River Minor Flooding Expected On Mississippi River
- April 14, 2017

At Cairo, the stage on Tuesday was 40.6 feet, just below flood stage of 40 feet. We're watching two river crossings in particular: The Navasota River near Easterly (Hwy 79 crossing) and near Normangee (OSR). Drivers should not attempt to drive through areas where the roadway is covered with water. Minor flooding can still be expected in this area until Saturday evening as a Flood Warning remains in effect until then. (more...)
Egyptian parliament approves 3-month state of emergency
- April 13, 2017

The British commentator Piers Morgan has criticised American and other world media for not giving enough coverage to the "war" on Christianity waged by Islamic extremists. The terror group claimed the deadly December bomb attack at St. Peter and Paul's Church in Cairo , which sits adjacent to the seat of the Coptic pope. (more...)
Defiant Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to run for Iran's presidential election
- April 13, 2017

In September, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei suggested that Ahmadinejad should not make a return to politics, four years after his second term as president finished. Ahmadinejad himself described his decision to run as meant to help Baghaei. Iran agreed to limit its enrichment of uranium in exchange for the lifting of some economic sanctions. (more...)
Iranian president calls for reforms in Syria Iranian president calls for reforms in Syria
- April 13, 2017

They also called for an objective investigation into an incident involving chemical weapons in Syria's Idlib, which the USA cited as the reason to attack the airfield. The pretext under which the Americans carried out the attack is "neither documented nor clear", said the Iranian president. The US fired a barrage of 59 cruise missiles at the Shayrat base, killing at least six, in response to a suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held town on Tuesday, that killed dozens of civilians and ... (more...)
India an Emerging Favorite Destination for Bangladeshi Investment India an Emerging Favorite Destination for Bangladeshi Investment
- April 13, 2017

However, clarity on Indian participation in the Ganges barrage and Rampal coal-fired projects in Bangladesh is still at large. Khaleda accused the government of signing the agreements secretly saying that there was no discussion with the civil society members prior to the Prime Minister's India visit. (more...)
It's National Grilled Cheese Day It's National Grilled Cheese Day
- April 13, 2017

Is your grilled cheese the best? Since it's one of the most popular comfort foods in the world, it should be celebrated daily. Steve's has several grilled cheese options, as well as other meltdown favorites such as cheesesteaks and, of course, quesadillas. (more...)
On eve of election campaign, BC parties focus on pocketbook issues On eve of election campaign, BC parties focus on pocketbook issues
- April 12, 2017

According to the latest Mainstreet/Postmedia poll, which surveyed respondents April 1-3, 26 percent of voters would back the Liberals , 29 percent the NDP, the official opposition, 13 percent the Green Party and 9 percent the Conservative Party. (more...)
Markey to Trump: Negotiate with Kim Jong Un Markey to Trump: Negotiate with Kim Jong Un
- April 11, 2017

As an alternative, the U.S. Air Force said it has been practicing long-range strikes with strategic bombers - sending them to the region for exercises and deploying them in Guam and on the Korean peninsula as a show of force . In an interview with the Financial Times published last Sunday, Trump voiced the hope that Beijing would help with North Korea, but added that if it does not "solve" the problem, "we will". (more...)
Majority Of Republicans Want War In Syria Majority Of Republicans Want War In Syria
- April 11, 2017

Images of civilians suffering the apparent effects of a gas attack, including convulsions, vomiting and foaming at the mouth, provoked worldwide outrage and prompted U.S. Scores of people died and many were injured on Tuesday after the regime air strike dropped chemical bombs onto the town of Khan Shaykhun. Syria's closest allies, Russian Federation and Iran, have defended Damascus against the allegations of chemical weapons use, with Moscow saying a conventional strike hit a rebel depot ... (more...)
Govt official dies in Somali capital auto bomb
- April 11, 2017

The government has yet to issue an official statement on the attack, that is believed to have killed at least four people. In a separate incident on Monday, a government worker was killed after a bomb in his vehicle was detonated by remote control in Mogadishu's Hamarweyne district, police said. (more...)
Russian police check suspicious object in St. Petersburg
- April 11, 2017

Petersburg subway bombing that left 14 dead and dozens injured. A second bomb was found and deactivated. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). CLARIFIES THE EVENTS ABOUT THE DEATH OF THE CHILD Anna Borovikova holds a portrait of her sister Irina Medyantseva, one of the victims of the subway explosion, during a prayer event in a church in St. (more...)
Johnson cancels Moscow visit after Syria gas attack Johnson cancels Moscow visit after Syria gas attack
- April 11, 2017

Tommy Vietor, former spokesman for the Obama National Security Council, sent out Trump's tweet demanding Obama get congressional approval. "And clearly, Assad is not that person". Referring to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who remarked "the longer-term status of President Assad will be decided by the Syrian people", McCain (R-Ariz.) said that may have given the Syrian dictator the idea that America was taking a hands-off approach. (more...)
Passenger says man dragged off United Airlines plane was doctor
- April 11, 2017

An airline spokesman only apologized for the overbooked flight, and said police were called after a passenger "refused to leave the aircraft voluntarily". That appears to be what happened before Sunday night's United flight from Chicago to Louisville , Kentucky . In 2016, the 12 largest US airlines boarded an average of 1.8 million passengers a day and less than one percent were involuntarily bumped, according to airline consultant ICF. (more...)
Chinese tech firm LeEco ends bid to buy TV maker Vizio Chinese tech firm LeEco ends bid to buy TV maker Vizio
- April 11, 2017

Cash-strapped Chinese tech firm LeEco on Monday (Apr 10) abandoned its effort to buy U.S. television maker Vizio, citing " regulatory headwinds ". LeEco was to acquire 49% of Vizio for $2 million, a deal quickly slowed down by Chinese domestic restrictions regarding the "movement of capital". (more...)
Skiing business goes tri-polar with Intrawest deal Skiing business goes tri-polar with Intrawest deal
- April 11, 2017

Aspen Skiing Company and KSL will pay $1.5 billion for Intrawest, according to a release. The company said the per-share price represents a 40% premium. Intrawest also owns Canadian Mountain Holidays, a heli-skiing and heli-hiking company with 13 lodges in British Columbia. Said Eric Resnick, chief executive officer of KSL: "Each resort has a strong sense of place with incredible passion and commitment from their employees and loyal guests". (more...)
Venezuela Back From Brink as Top Court Reverses Shock Ruling Venezuela Back From Brink as Top Court Reverses Shock Ruling
- April 10, 2017

The latest crisis was sparked by Venezuela's Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) announcement on Thursday that it was taking on legislative duties, leading the National Assembly to accuse the court of a coup. The court's reversal came as small demonstrations flared across the capital for a second day amid calls from opposition leaders for the military to step in and "restore" constitutional order. (more...)
What Could Be Next for Susan Rice in 'Unmasking' Controversy What Could Be Next for Susan Rice in 'Unmasking' Controversy
- April 10, 2017

Asked by the New York Times if Rice committed a crime , Trump said, "Do I think?" The law requires that identities of USA persons picked up or mentioned during the course of foreign surveillance be masked; that is, that they be shielded from people reading the reports . (more...)
Tillerson cites Russian inaction as helping to fuel Syrian poison gas attack Tillerson cites Russian inaction as helping to fuel Syrian poison gas attack
- April 10, 2017

Turkish calls for tough action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after US missile strikes on one of his airbases may overestimate Washington's appetite for deeper involvement in Syria's war and threaten Ankara's fragile rapprochement with Russian Federation. (more...)
USA warships are sent to the Korean peninsula USA warships are sent to the Korean peninsula
- April 10, 2017

The Senate's No. 2 Republican, John Cornyn of Texas, says Trump's move sends a strong message to rogue nations, and agrees that the USA needs a broader strategy. "There is a real possibility that North Korea will be able to hit the US with a nuclear-armed missile by the end of the first Trump term", deputy White House national security advisor K.T. (more...)
Vt. congressional delegation reacts to U.S. strike in Syria Vt. congressional delegation reacts to U.S. strike in Syria
- April 10, 2017

The rally will feature remarks from Senator Bernie Sanders , Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez, Omaha mayoral candidate Heath Mello and State Democratic Party Chair Jane Kleeb. He went on to say the Trump administration needs to explain to the American people what the airstrike on Syria is meant to achieve. "The American people need answers from the Administration about their plan here and how they will bring coalition partners to the table for a long-term diplomatic solution". (more...)
North Korea says Syria airstrikes prove its nukes justified North Korea says Syria airstrikes prove its nukes justified
- April 10, 2017

Image: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump pose for a photograph before attending dinner at Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., February 11, 2017. North Korea's next step could be another underground nuclear test. US intelligence has been monitoring the site where previous tests have been conducted and is warning another one could come at any time. (more...)
Trump removes Bannon from National Security Council Trump removes Bannon from National Security Council
- April 09, 2017

The reshuffle also restores the director of national intelligence, CIA director and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to full participation on the NSC's inner circle, its principals committee. I was put on to ensure that it was de-operationalised. In a presidential memo dated April 4, Bannon no longer appears on the list of regular attendees of NSC meetings. (more...)
Chinese President Makes Pit Stop in Alaska on Return to China Chinese President Makes Pit Stop in Alaska on Return to China
- April 09, 2017

They were on their way back to China from a meeting with President Trump at Mar-a-Lago in Florida. Xi stopped in Alaska for a refuelling stop following his meeting with President Donald Trump on Friday in Florida, reported Alaska Dispatch News. (more...)
Bengaluru: Protest breaks out against BJP leader Tarun Vijay's racist remark Bengaluru: Protest breaks out against BJP leader Tarun Vijay's racist remark
- April 09, 2017

However, Vijay soon appeared to strike a more conciliatory tone, saying his remarks were misconstrued and he didn't mean to say South Indians are black. Vijay's controversial comments during a panel discussion on an worldwide news channel had sparked an outrage with the Congress saying it was shocking while the DMK said it was amusing. (more...)
May pitches London exchange to Saudis for massive Aramco IPO May pitches London exchange to Saudis for massive Aramco IPO
- April 09, 2017

The UK prime minister, speaking in Jordan, said her country's ties to Saudi Arabia are "very important" for security and economic reasons. "A request was made to investigate the allegation that Major-General Ahmed Al-Aziri of Saudi Arabia was directly responsible for some of the Saudi alleged war crimes in Yemen", he explained. (more...)
Nunes: House intel committee invites Comey to testify Nunes: House intel committee invites Comey to testify
- April 08, 2017

Nunes, a California Republican , has thus far declined to step aside, asking, "Why would I?" In a statement Tuesday, he said: " The Washington Post story is entirely false". Michael Rogers of the National Security Agency. The Senate Intelligence Committee will hold its first hearing into Russian interference Thursday. The chairman did not tell the top Democrat on the committee about the meeting at the White House complex. (more...)
N. Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of Trump-Xi meeting
- April 08, 2017

Many weapons experts say the North could have a functioning nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the continental USA within a few years. It's also an uncertain time for the region as the nascent Trump administration has yet to spell out its broader strategy for North Korea, which has increased its nuclear capabilities over the past few years. (more...)
Judge denies request to delay hearing on Baltimore police
- April 07, 2017

After the hearing, the judge praised those who testified. Civil rights leaders are alarmed by Sessions' memo , anxious his efforts will marginalize issues for communities of color. William Yeomans, who spent 26 years in the Department of Justice and served as the deputy assistant attorney general before leaving in 2006, says he doesn't buy this, given Sessions' "seeming disregard for the people whose constitutional rights are violated by police officers". (more...)
North Korea may have tested new technology in latest missile
- April 06, 2017

The projectile was launched at 6:42 a.m. Seoul time , from a site in the vicinity of Sinpo, South Hamgyong Province, a South Korean Defense Ministry official said. "I've joked before that they don't mind being hated, but they definitely hate to be ignored", Ralph Cossa, president of the Pacific Forum CSIS think tank in Honolulu, said after Wednesday's launch. (more...)
Grandmother 'shocked' at arrest for urinating on Donald Trump's golf course Grandmother 'shocked' at arrest for urinating on Donald Trump's golf course
- April 06, 2017

Beyts said she "needed urgently to go to the toilet" and after checking no one could see went in the dunes before continuing her walk. A greens-keeper, who believed that peeing in public was a criminal act, took pictures of Beyts as she urinated on the course and then handed them over for evidence. (more...)
Global Crude Prices Hit One-Month High Ahead of EIA Supply Report
- April 06, 2017

The build came as a surprise to market participants, who had predicted that. Brent for June settlement rose as much as 40 cents, or 0.7 percent, to $54.57 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. "More than likely players without a quota will agree to one to get a big-time rise", wrote Phil Flynn, a senior market analyst at the Price Futures Group, in his morning energy report . (more...)
John McCain calls out his party's Supreme Court hypocrisy, then enables it John McCain calls out his party's Supreme Court hypocrisy, then enables it
- April 05, 2017

Republicans didn't give Judge Merrick Garland a hearing or a vote. Democrats have secured the votes to block the nomination, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is poised to change longstanding Senate rules to confirm Neil Gorsuch. (more...)
Condemned home explodes after neighbor fight; body found Condemned home explodes after neighbor fight; body found
- April 05, 2017

The Salem Fire Department, police department, the New Hampshire Fire Marshal, the Nashua bomb squad, part of the Southern New Hampshire Special Operations Unit and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are back at the scene this morning to continue the investigation. (more...)
Trump admin cites abortion as it halts funding to UN agency Trump admin cites abortion as it halts funding to UN agency
- April 05, 2017

The UN body further said that the USA had long participated in promoting reproductive health and rights of women and girls. As LifeNews reported, the U.S. Foundation. "I think they know what they wanted to [do] and they'll throw some language against the wall and call it a 'reasonable determination". "Since taking office, the Trump Administration has taken every opportunity to attack women's reproductive health and rights in the US and around the world". (more...)
Croydon attack: Six more people charged over assault Croydon attack: Six more people charged over assault
- April 05, 2017

Detectives said another eight, including two boys aged 15 and 17 and a 17-year-old girl, would appear in court accused of the same offence on Tuesday. Six more people have been charged in connection with a "brutal attack" on a 17-year-old asylum seeker in Croydon. The attack stopped only after police sirens could be heard and bystanders intervened. (more...)