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British Pound to be Rocked Monday by Latest Brexit Revelations British Pound to be Rocked Monday by Latest Brexit Revelations
- January 16, 2017

Since then, Downing Street has worked hard on building a strong relationship with the Trump team - with top aides Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill visiting NY before Christmas. In interviews, Mr Hammond said Britain will change track to make sure it regains competitiveness if it suffers a financial fallout as a result of Brexit. (more...)
Anne Frank link possibly unearthed at Nazi death camp excavation Anne Frank link possibly unearthed at Nazi death camp excavation
- January 16, 2017

Excavations at Sobibor have been ongoing since 2007, and are underwritten by the Steering Committee for the global project to establish a new museum and memorial site in the former German Nazi extermination camp in Sobibór , in coordination with Yad Vashem's worldwide Institute for Holocaust Research. (more...)
How Donald Trump will break from his business How Donald Trump will break from his business
- January 16, 2017

The letter sent Thursday follows one Chaffetz sent to Shaub in December 2015. He also appeared to threaten to close down the Office of Government Ethics, writing the OGE's "statutory authorization lapsed at the end of fiscal year 2007 and the Committee has jurisdiction in the House of Representatives for reauthorizing the office". (more...)
All eyes on tomorrow's expected EC order on SP symbol All eyes on tomorrow's expected EC order on SP symbol
- January 16, 2017

Samajwadi Party leaders Shivpal Singh Yadav and Amar Singh at party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's residence in New Delhi . At the same convention, incumbent President Mulayam Singh Yadav was made the patron of the party. Sources said that Mulayam is expected to hold a press conference after the EC announces its decision. "I offer Lok Dal's symbol and national president post to 'netaji' and am ready to contest the polls with him", Singh said. (more...)
China to cut foreign player numbers on pitch China to cut foreign player numbers on pitch
- January 16, 2017

However, there appears to be concern over the lack of development for younger local players with the Chinese Football Association announcing an immediate cut to the number of overseas stars allowed in the league. A number of transfers in the works, including Liaoning Whowin's move for Australia worldwide James Holland, have been thrown into limbo following the announcement. (more...)
Boko Haram bombers hit Madagali again Boko Haram bombers hit Madagali again
- January 16, 2017

Once occupied by militants for much of 2014, Madagali has been the worst hit in Adamawa, one of the three states severely affected by the Boko Haram insurgency. "That is all I can tell you for now", Mohammed said. 10 others, who sustained serious injuries, were rushed to the General Hospital in Michika. Mr. (more...)
Paris Peace Conference Ends With Call for Two-State Solution, Dialogue Paris Peace Conference Ends With Call for Two-State Solution, Dialogue
- January 16, 2017

Foreign ministers and top global envoys from 70 countries are jetting into Paris for a Middle East peace conference Sunday. Over recent weeks the Paris conference has gradually transformed from an attempt to reopen talks between Israel and Palestine into a defensive operation to protect the possibility of a two-state solution. (more...)
Topeka avoids brunt of weekend ice storm Topeka avoids brunt of weekend ice storm
- January 16, 2017

A wintry mix is possible when precipitation begins but is expected to transition to freezing rain across much of the state. The storm knocked out power in Texas, Missouri and Oklahoma, affecting almost 2,500 households and businesses as of Saturday morning, according to utility companies. (more...)
President Obama says Trump must trust intel in last TV interview President Obama says Trump must trust intel in last TV interview
- January 16, 2017

President Barack Obama has urged Americans to be engaged citizens in the coming years. Excerpts of Obama's advice to Trump were published on Friday in his recorded interview with CBS News' Steve Kroft for "60 Minutes". He accepted Russia's role in the hacking last week. For his post-presidential plans, Obama has bandied about various areas of interest, including writing a book, developing his presidential library and promoting issues about which he is passionate, from championing ... (more...)
Iran nuclear deal is working, wise for Trump to uphold it Iran nuclear deal is working, wise for Trump to uphold it
- January 16, 2017

You remember that deal, right? United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power addresses media following a United Nations Security Council vote, aimed at ensuring that U.N. Renewal of the Iran Sanctions Act by the Obama administration in November 2016 stirred unremitting debate inside Iran which saw it in breach of the terms of the nuclear deal. (more...)
Russian Federation to Be Represented at Paris Conference: Lavrov Russian Federation to Be Represented at Paris Conference: Lavrov
- January 16, 2017

Secretary of State John Kerry warning, "This is not the right time" and "We think it's ill-advised". "To this end, it is hoped that, with the support of the worldwide community, measures can be taken that favor mutual trust and contribute to creating a climate that permits courageous decisions to be made in favor of peace", the statement continued. (more...)
Israeli settler group invited to Trump's inauguration, say reports Israeli settler group invited to Trump's inauguration, say reports
- January 16, 2017

US and other governments have refused to locate their embassies in Jerusalem - even in supposedly uncontested western Jerusalem - until a final negotiated settlement is reached between Israelis and Palestinians. It also calls for both sides to "restate their commitment to a two-state solution" and "disavow official voices...that reject this solution". The embassy, located in the same building as the embassies of Peru, Ecuador and Burkina Faso, comes after recent accords in which the Vatican ... (more...)
Regime shelling near Damascus kills seven civilians: monitor Regime shelling near Damascus kills seven civilians: monitor
- January 16, 2017

The observatory said it has confirmed seven deaths and a number of critical injuries that would likely push the death toll higher. The activist group published gruesome pictures of what it said was the aftermath of the attack, including photographs of blood-stained floors and body parts wrapped in blankets. (more...)
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation 'obsolete,' says Trump as he suggests Russian Federation nuclear deal North Atlantic Treaty Organisation 'obsolete,' says Trump as he suggests Russian Federation nuclear deal
- January 16, 2017

Trump said Germany had only recently gotten a clear impression of the consequences of Merkel's migration policy, without elaborating. During the campaign, Trump made waves by saying he would look at whether North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies have "fulfilled their obligations to us" before deciding whether to defend them if they are attacked. (more...)
Three militants killed in encounter in J-K's Pahalgam Three militants killed in encounter in J-K's Pahalgam
- January 16, 2017

A police official said locals clashed with security forces in a bid to help the trapped militant to break the cordon. Three terrorists killed in encounter with security forces. Three AK-47 rifles have been recovered from the encounter site, the official said adding the operation has been called off. While the combing operation is still underway, the concerned authorities and police have cordoned off the area and search operation for other terrorists is on. (more...)
Shiv Sena Leader Aaditya Thackeray Escapes Unhurt In Car Accident Shiv Sena Leader Aaditya Thackeray Escapes Unhurt In Car Accident
- January 16, 2017

A senior inspector from Kherwadi police station said, "It was a minor accident and such incidents often happen in Mumbai ". Kherwadi police is investigating the accident. According to the Kherwadi police, minutes after Thackeray drove out of his Kalanagar residence and reached Western Express Highway, a chartered accountant, identified only as Venkatesh, jumped the signal at Kherwadi and rammed his Maruti Celerio into the BMW. (more...)
Noonan joins Kenny at World Economic Forum in Davos Noonan joins Kenny at World Economic Forum in Davos
- January 16, 2017

The WEF has warned that rising income inequality and the polarisation of societies pose a risk to the global economy and could result in the rolling back of globalisation. Davos revolves round the idea that the only way to address big challenges is to talk to all groups in society and all members of the worldwide community. (more...)
Trump Has Lowest Ever Approval Rating Going Into Office Trump Has Lowest Ever Approval Rating Going Into Office
- January 16, 2017

Trump's rating is the lowest of the four incoming presidents Gallup has surveyed. By contrast, 83 percent gave positive marks to Obama's appointments and only 10 percent ranked them negatively, 81 percent gave positive marks to Bush's appointments and 13 percent ranked them negatively, and 83 percent gave high marks to Clinton's appointments with only 12 percent ranking them negatively. (more...)
Nicaragua pledges to fight for Taiwan recognition on global stage Nicaragua pledges to fight for Taiwan recognition on global stage
- January 16, 2017

The Taiwanese government indeed appears provoked, as its state-owned news agency Focus Taiwan reports the country's Ministry of National Defense "has deployed F-16 and IDF fighter jets, P-3C surveillance aircraft, as well as Navy frigates, to closely follow the situation" hedging that that information was "neither confirmed nor denied by the ministry". (more...)
Florida Gators assistant Mike Summers heading to Louisville, ESPN reports Florida Gators assistant Mike Summers heading to Louisville, ESPN reports
- January 16, 2017

Summers spent the past three seasons on the Gators' staff. Summers will serve in the same position with the Cardinals, along with a role as co-offensive coordinator. With 37 years of coaching experience, and an extensive work history with Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino, Summers' hiring is not a surprising one. (more...)
Israel Won't Attend 'Rigged' 70-Nation Conference to Decide Israel's Future Israel Won't Attend 'Rigged' 70-Nation Conference to Decide Israel's Future
- January 16, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin might try to stop the transfer of the US Embassy in Israel. Washington effectively cleared the way for the resolution, which demanded an end to Israeli settlement building, prompting Israeli Government officials to direct harsh attacks against US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry. (more...)
Reasons BuzzFeed Shouldn't Have Published Unverified Trump Dossier Reasons BuzzFeed Shouldn't Have Published Unverified Trump Dossier
- January 16, 2017

Arianna Huffington, the founder and former editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, said she would not have chosen to publish the unverified intelligence report that made salacious claims about President-elect Donald Trump's ties to Russian Federation and his personal life unless her news organization was able to ascertain the facts contained within the document. (more...)
China: No negotiation on 'One China' policy despite Trump remarks China: No negotiation on 'One China' policy despite Trump remarks
- January 16, 2017

China regards Taiwan as a renegade province and, since 1979, the United States has acknowledged Beijing's claim that Taiwan is part of China under a set of protocols known as the "One China" policy. In an interview with Press TV, Keith Preston, the chief editor of AttacktheSystem.com said Trump would be using the issue "as leverage" in trade negotiations with China. (more...)
Meeting at GHQ: China satisfied with CPEC security Meeting at GHQ: China satisfied with CPEC security
- January 16, 2017

China had rebuilt the Gwadar port in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province. Recently built in China and equipped with state-of-the-art guns, the ships will be part of Pakistan Navy and also used to protect the sea-lanes in the Arabian Sea. (more...)
Trump's transition approval rating is historically low Trump's transition approval rating is historically low
- January 16, 2017

Trump's transition approval could hobble his incoming administration as they seek to quickly implement his agenda. Then, 83 percent of Americans approved of the transition. The Quinnipiac poll showed 37 percent of voters approve of Vice president-elect Mike Pence as compared to 34 percent who disapprove; 29 percent approve of First Lady-in-Waiting Melania Trump as compared to 22 percent who disapprove. (more...)
British Pound Swoons on Hard Brexit Fears British Pound Swoons on Hard Brexit Fears
- January 16, 2017

She will use the speech to an audience of diplomats at Lancaster House in London on Tuesday to call on "remain" supporters to get behind the government. "That decision was made by the British people" says MP Bill Cash, Chairman of the European Scrutiny Committee. "We will change our model, and we will come back, and we will be competitively engaged". (more...)
Gangasagar stampede: Narendra Modi mourns loss of lives Gangasagar stampede: Narendra Modi mourns loss of lives
- January 16, 2017

Later however, Sundarbans Development Minister Manturam Pakhira told PTI that six elderly women died after falling ill during a rush to board a vessel at a jetty in South 24 Parganas district while returning from the Ganga Sagar fair. The state government had taken a number of measures to avoid any untoward incident this year - deploying around 9,000 policemen and volunteers and setting up 165 CCTVs across the area. (more...)
Meghan Markle's half-brother arrested 'after holding gun to girlfriend's head' Meghan Markle's half-brother arrested 'after holding gun to girlfriend's head'
- January 16, 2017

It's starting to get so serious between the two in fact that Meghan has begun to meet the family - starting with Harry's close friend, and sister-in-law, Kate Middleton. Half-brother of Suits star and Prince's Harry girlfriend Meghan Markle was arrested. A source told The Sun that Kate was "really looking forward" to meeting Miss Markle and added that the meeting was very "important" to Harry. (more...)
Trump Expected to Face Questions About Russia During Press Conference Trump Expected to Face Questions About Russia During Press Conference
- January 16, 2017

Tuesday night, the internet erupted after BuzzFeed News published a 35-page document full of unverified claims about Donald Trump's ties to Russian Federation, complete with an anecdote about the president-elect engaging in golden showers. (more...)
Sea Shepherd finds Japanese ship 'with slaughtered whale' Sea Shepherd finds Japanese ship 'with slaughtered whale'
- January 16, 2017

When the helicopter approached on Sunday, Sea Shepherd says the Nisshin Maru crew scrambled to hide a dead whale with a tarp, while the fleet's harpoon ships Yushin Maru and Yushin Maru #2 covered their harpoons. On Turnbull's Facebook page Australian Narelle Huxley wrote Saturday, "Meanwhile in the Southern Ocean Japan are slaughtering whales again". This is the second time the Japanese whaling fleet has returned to the Southern Ocean since an International Court of Justice ruling in ... (more...)
France Holds Middle East Peace Conference France Holds Middle East Peace Conference
- January 16, 2017

While the Palestinian Liberation Organization has welcomed the French peace initiative, which was first proposed early past year, Israel has said it would only participate in bilateral talks with the Palestinian leadership. The settlements, where around 600,000 Israelis live, are considered illegal under worldwide law, which Israel disputes. "The Paris conference brought this coordination to the forefront". (more...)
Kerry To Netanyahu: US To Prevent UN Action Following Paris Peace Summit Kerry To Netanyahu: US To Prevent UN Action Following Paris Peace Summit
- January 16, 2017

US Secretary of State John Kerry, who attended the talks on his farewell tour, said he had negotiated to prevent Israel being treated unfairly. The two-State solution alone will bring stability to the region and enable Israel to live in security. (more...)
Iraqi forces free 2 neighborhoods from IS militants in Mosul Iraqi forces free 2 neighborhoods from IS militants in Mosul
- January 16, 2017

On Oct. 17, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced a major offensive to retake Mosul, the country's second largest city. Iraqi security forces have made significant progress in clearing Mosul's east side of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant forces. (more...)
Jokowi, Abe pledge to strengthen bilateral ties Jokowi, Abe pledge to strengthen bilateral ties
- January 16, 2017

Abe - in Indonesia on a regional tour that has taken in Australia and the Philippines and will include Vietnam - said their two island nations gave maritime cooperation the "highest priority". Last year, following maritime spats with Beijing over Chinese fishermen's activities near the Natuna Islands, an Indonesian region bordering the South China Sea, Widodo ordered the development of the fisheries industry, tourism, and oil and gas blocks around the remote chain of islands - apart from ... (more...)
Person freed in bus crash Person freed in bus crash
- January 16, 2017

The injured tourists, four of whom were seriously hurt, were taken to four different North Island hospitals after their bus crashed down a 10-metre bank and into a stream at the intersection of State Highways 47 and 48. "They were very lucky... there's been a couple of fatalities on that corner", National Park Volunteer Fire Brigade chief fire officer Neil Ranford told the New Zealand Herald . (more...)
Philippines' Duterte threatens martial law Philippines' Duterte threatens martial law
- January 16, 2017

Prior to his statement, Duterte maintained that he was not yet considering declaring Martial, saying it was absurd for the public to think that he might do so. More than 6,000 people are said to have perished in his war on drugs since July, either at the hands of police or vigilante gangs, according to Reuters. (more...)
Facebook moves to block 'fake news' in Germany Facebook moves to block 'fake news' in Germany
- January 16, 2017

The German government has sounded the alarm over the issue of fake news ahead of national elections here this Fall. Nonprofit investigative journalism organisation Correctiv will be the first fact-checking partner in Germany, the firm added, saying that they are "confident" of adding other news organisations in future. (more...)
'Dude, just stop:' Rep. Justin Amash tweets at Trump 'Dude, just stop:' Rep. Justin Amash tweets at Trump
- January 16, 2017

Trump's assertion that Lewis' district is "falling apart" and "crime infested" is hard to prove. Trump in back-to-back tweets said Lewis was "falsely complaining about the election", and called him "all talk, talk, talk - no action or results!" Lewis also said he felt there was a "conspiracy" headed by Russian Federation to bring Trump to power. (more...)
Philip Hammond hints Britain could become a corporate tax haven Philip Hammond hints Britain could become a corporate tax haven
- January 15, 2017

In the Brexit negotiations, the European Union is likely to insist on freedom of movement for its citizens in return for full access to the single market, but many of those who voted for Brexit did so precisely in order to be able to restrict immigration. (more...)
BJP dismisses Mayawatis allegation that her brother was being BJP dismisses Mayawatis allegation that her brother was being
- January 15, 2017

Making an appeal to her partymen in states other than where elections are being held to observe her birthday as "Jan Kalyankari Diwas" (people's welfare day) and extend monetary help to people smarting under the note ban, Mayawati warned people against the fake promises made by political opponents like Congress. (more...)

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