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Trump says United States could 'conceivably' return to Paris climate deal Trump says United States could 'conceivably' return to Paris climate deal
- January 12, 2018

For his part, Trump seemed to take steps back from his statement withdrawing the USA from the Paris agreement last summer and hinted that the US might actually rejoin the agreement. Solberg also gently chided Trump over his suspicion of global trade agreements. The Paris agreement was created within the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and has been ratified by 170 countries out of the 197 parties to the convention. (more...)
All jewellery from Ritz Hotel heist recovered All jewellery from Ritz Hotel heist recovered
- January 12, 2018

Police has so far recovered only one piece from that heist. The hotel, now owned by Egyptian billionaire Mohammed al-Fayed, first opened in 1898 and was the first Paris hotel to boast electricity on all floors and bathrooms that were inside rooms. (more...)
Former Japanese gang head nabbed in hideout in C. Thailand Former Japanese gang head nabbed in hideout in C. Thailand
- January 12, 2018

When the pictures of Mr Shirai went viral they caught the attention of Japanese police who requested his arrest. Thai police followed Shirai's trail and detained him for visa violations. According to Lop Buri provincial police, the arrest of the Japanese yakuza gang member was a cooperation between the Immigration Bureau and the Japanese Interpol in Tokyo after over a decade of investigation and hunting. (more...)
Erdogan calls on Putin to end attacks in northern Syria… Erdogan calls on Putin to end attacks in northern Syria…
- January 12, 2018

During the conversation, Putin and Erdogan agreed to " intensify the coordination of efforts by the military and special services of the two countries in order to effectively combat terrorist groups in Syria ". Following the attacks, the Russian Defense Ministry published photos of the drones, saying that the design used by the militants could only be obtained from a technologically advanced country, and warned of the danger of such attacks in any country in the world. (more...)
Number of A&E patients treated within four hours at lowest ever level Number of A&E patients treated within four hours at lowest ever level
- January 12, 2018

This compares to 92.5 per cent in the comparable week the previous year. The Royal College of Surgeons said it was "disappointing" that just 77.3% of patients at major A&E departments were treated within four hours, worse than in December 2016 when 79.3% of patients were seen. (more...)
North Korea diplomats say attack on United States would be 'suicidal' North Korea diplomats say attack on United States would be 'suicidal'
- January 12, 2018

During his first year in the White House, Trump issued a series of bombastic statements about Kim and North Korea as the reclusive nation carried out a number of nuclear and ballistic missiles tests. Earlier this week North Korean and South Korea engaged in public diplomatic meetings for the first time in nearly two years after Kim had suggested he was interested in sending athletes to the Winter Olympics in South Korea in February. (more...)
Islamic State launches surprise attack on Syrian army near key airbase Islamic State launches surprise attack on Syrian army near key airbase
- January 11, 2018

The majority of the deaths were fighters from the rebel group, in addition to seven civilians, with several people still unaccounted for, it said. According to that agreement, Turkey is expected to stop FSA attacks on Syrian regime forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad while Russian Federation and Iran are expected to prevent the Syrian Army and pro-Iran militia from attacking the FSA. (more...)
Baltimore bystander catches hospital staff dumping patient on the street Baltimore bystander catches hospital staff dumping patient on the street
- January 11, 2018

The guards pulled the woman out of the chair, placed a small pile of belongings next to her and left. "So ya'll are just going to leave this lady out here with no clothes on?" On Tuesday night, staffers at a Baltimore hospital were caught on camera wheeling a patient to a bus stop, according to CBS News . (more...)
Tunisia deploys army, makes 300 arrests as violent unrest persists Tunisia deploys army, makes 300 arrests as violent unrest persists
- January 11, 2018

Demonstrations have swept across the country after one small protest took place on Sunday. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed visited one of the affected areas, where he criticized the main opposition party backing the protests - the Popular Front - and said criminal networks were exploiting the unrest, according to the CNN. (more...)
Israel to approve hundreds of new settler homes in W. Bank Israel to approve hundreds of new settler homes in W. Bank
- January 11, 2018

Israel's Channel 10 television station said the man sustained multiple shots to his upper body while he was driving in his vehicle. Asked about the construction plans, a US State Department official said there had been no change in policy on settlements and the Israeli government had made clear that going forward "its intent is to adopt a policy regarding settlement activity that takes the President's concerns into consideration". (more...)
White House personal cell phone ban starts next week White House personal cell phone ban starts next week
- January 11, 2018

Sources close to the West Wing told CNN that the Trump administration is finding it hard to fill vacancies as the Russian Federation probe focuses on close Trump aides and the president's popularity plummets in the polls. The policy isn't without precedent in federal buildings. Senior officials like White House Counsel Don McGahn and HR McMaster, the national security adviser, are reportedly on their way out after Trump openly expressed frustration towards the two White House ... (more...)
Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu to visit India next week Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu to visit India next week
- January 11, 2018

Netanyahu will also attend the annual "Raisina Dialogue", a geo-political conference, and address an India-Israeli CEO forum in New Delhi . Opposing the visit, he said Netanyahu should know that his "aggressive anti-Palestine" policies are opposed by the secular and democratic-minded people of India. (more...)
Tax law implementation to cost IRS almost $500 million Tax law implementation to cost IRS almost $500 million
- January 11, 2018

That's on top of funding cuts that have already left the agency unable to keep up with many of its service demands, Nina Olson , the National Taxpayer Advocate, wrote in her office's annual report to Congress. "Given that the IRS does not have an independent, nonpolitical Commissioner, we are concerned that the Department of Treasury, which oversees the formulation of these tables, may unduly influence the new withholding tables for the 2018 tax year in a manner that will result in millions ... (more...)
Brexit could cost almost 500000 United Kingdom jobs, says study Brexit could cost almost 500000 United Kingdom jobs, says study
- January 11, 2018

The research released Thursday warns of a "lost decade" of significantly lower economic growth resulting in 482,000 fewer jobs and 50 billion pounds ($67 billion) of lost investment by 2030 if the worst-case scenario becomes a reality. The study said that in a no-deal scenario, the industry that fares the worst will be financial and professional services, with as many as 119,000 fewer jobs nationwide. (more...)
Karnataka govt is anti-Hindu: Amit Shah Karnataka govt is anti-Hindu: Amit Shah
- January 11, 2018

Shah went on to declare that the Siddaramaiah government was against Hindus, offering as proof the allegation that it had withdrawn all cases against the controversial SDPI ( Social Democratic Party of India ). "The BJP has started many schemes for development in the country. In 13th Finance Commission under UPA, Rs 88,583 cr was allocated for Karnataka, under our government in 14th Finance Commission, Karnataka was given 2 lakh 19 thousand crore", he claimed. (more...)
US House urged to cancel vote to renew NSA internet surveillance US House urged to cancel vote to renew NSA internet surveillance
- January 11, 2018

That law, Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act, was passed in 2008. Trump initially said on Twitter that the surveillance program, first created in secret after the September 11, 2001, attacks and later legally authorized by Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act , had been used against him but later said it was needed. (more...)
Turkey Urges Russia, Iran to Stop Syrian Army Offensive in Idlib Turkey Urges Russia, Iran to Stop Syrian Army Offensive in Idlib
- January 11, 2018

The massive drone attack on Russia's Hmeymim airbase in Syria was a risky precedent, which demonstrated a new method of carrying out terrorist attacks, Sergey Denisentsev, an expert at the Center for Nuclear Research believes. Ankara has supported the anti-Assad opposition throughout the nearly seven-year Syrian civil war while Russian Federation and Iran have backed President Bashar al-Assad. (more...)
Arraignment today in New York City subway pipe bomb attack Arraignment today in New York City subway pipe bomb attack
- January 11, 2018

Ullah, 27, a Brooklynite of Bangladeshi descent, is accused of leaving a pipe bomb in an underground corridor connected to the Port Authority near Times Square on December 11, injuring himself and three others in the explosion. He was read and waived his Miranda Rights, or the right to remain silent, verbally and in writing when interviewed by police, later saying he was inspired by Daesh to carry out the botched attack, the complaint said. (more...)
Gay couples merit EU residency rights, court adviser says Gay couples merit EU residency rights, court adviser says
- January 11, 2018

Same-sex marriage is recognized in at least a dozen European Union countries-including Germany and Malta, which passed legislation a year ago. "It shows the Romanian authorities were wrong to refuse to treat us as a family". Once the ECJ has made its decision, the case will return to Romanian court. In his opinion to the court, Mr. Wathelet pointed to the general evolution of views on same-sex marriage in member states over the last decade, adding that according to the definition generally ... (more...)
U.S. sends B-2 stealth bombers to Guam U.S. sends B-2 stealth bombers to Guam
- January 11, 2018

The U.S. Air Force announced it has deployed three nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bombers and 200 air personnel to Guam - sending a strong signal to North Korea just a few days after its talks with South Korea. Newsweek reached out to U.S. Pacific Command for a comment, but did not hear back by the time of publication. The B-2 Spirit is one of three major bombers belonging to the United States military, along with the B-1B Lancer and the B-52 Stratofortress. (more...)
Teenager shot at officers before getting killed by police, dashcam shows Teenager shot at officers before getting killed by police, dashcam shows
- January 11, 2018

Police said the teen shot at police at least once and after, officers shot back. Charles Smith, known by friends and family as C.J., was shot and killed by North Little Rock police Sunday morning, December 7 at a routine traffic stop. and had him on the ground and they didn't even see the gun and had his head on the ground and C.J. knew they were already going to kill him", said Martina Brown, a friend of C.J.'s. (more...)
Major shift as Trump opens way for Medicaid work requirement Major shift as Trump opens way for Medicaid work requirement
- January 11, 2018

Three other states are already contemplating doing so. Advocates for low-income people say they expect Kentucky's waiver to be approved shortly. The guidance represents a fundamental and much-disputed recalibration of the compact between the government and poor Americans for whom Medicaid coverage provides a crucial pathway to health care. (more...)
Blackmail alleged as Greitens admits to extramarital affair Blackmail alleged as Greitens admits to extramarital affair
- January 11, 2018

Eric Greitens has admitted to an extramarital affair and been accused of blackmailing his lover. A campaign ad for Gov. Bruce Rauner featuring embattled Missouri Gov. The recording apparently was given to KMOV by the woman's now ex-husband. Eric Greitens (R) is in the midst of a swirling scandal following allegations he photographed a naked woman without her consent in order to hide an extramarital affair he had with her. (more...)
Made Drones Bombed a Russian Airbase, Defense Ministry Says
- January 11, 2018

The Russian Defence Ministry named the opposition-controlled village of Muwazarra in Idlib province as the origin of at least a dozen drones armed with crude explosives which attacked Hmeimim and the nearby naval base of Tartous. The attacks have spurred a flurry of questions over who may be responsible for what amounts to the biggest military challenge yet to Russia's role in Syria, gulfnews.com reported, just when Moscow is seeking to wind its presence down. (more...)
After she was handcuffed, Vermilion Parish teacher wants an apology After she was handcuffed, Vermilion Parish teacher wants an apology
- January 11, 2018

Hargrave spoke against the raise both before and after the board approved it and called it "a slap in the face to all the teachers, cafeteria workers and any other support staff we have". Puyau said no one on the board directed the city marshal to escort Hargrave out. "This is not about the board". "Well she made a choice". "When she realized she had to get out, she picked up her purse and walked out", LeBeouf said. (more...)
Credit Acceptance Corp. (CACC) is Smith Thomas W's Largest Position
- January 11, 2018

The firm purchased 17,886 shares of the credit services provider's stock, valued at approximately $1,483,000. Susquehanna Intll Gp Ltd Liability Partnership accumulated 0% or 118,054 shares. equities analysts predict that Credit Acceptance Corp. will post 20.74 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. WRLD's profit would be $8.31 million giving it 21.61 P/E if the $0.95 EPS is correct. (more...)
Americans love the economy - but most still don't like Trump Americans love the economy - but most still don't like Trump
- January 11, 2018

About 41 percent of poll participants said a member of Trump's family will be ensnared by the ongoing investigation. Overall, the poll clocked Trump's approval rating at 36%, which has changed little during his first year in office . When asked who was more responsible for the current economic conditions, nearly half of respondents, 49 percent, said former President Obama, while 40 percent named President Trump . (more...)
China Urges Japan to Avoid 'Artificial' Incidents Near Disputed Islands China Urges Japan to Avoid 'Artificial' Incidents Near Disputed Islands
- January 11, 2018

The officials say a Maritime Self-Defense Force vessel on Wednesday afternoon spotted a submarine sailing underwater off Miyako Island in the southern prefecture. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-elected after winning a commanding majority for his party in parliamentary elections in October, while Chinese President Xi Jinping secured another term in power after a twice-a-decade party congress the same month. (more...)
Some 'pretty heavy rain' and warmer temperatures could lead to flooding Some 'pretty heavy rain' and warmer temperatures could lead to flooding
- January 11, 2018

Warmer temperatures coupled with the chance of freezing rain could cause flooding this weekend, especially in western NY, according to the National Weather Service. The weather service said that any river flooding (if it occurs) could last through much of the weekend. Mild and rainy conditions are expected most of Thursday in southern Ontario and into Friday , with 10 to 20 millimetres likely in most areas. (more...)
Bear attack in Southwest Florida leaves man with serious wounds Bear attack in Southwest Florida leaves man with serious wounds
- January 11, 2018

When he walked outside he immediately noticed a 4-foot bear right next to him. "I came outside and he was right there". The bear attacked Meunier, swiping his face with its paw. The only thing he could think about was staying alive. It was bad and she came downstairs wondering where I was... "Any bear to me is big, but I have to say this one here is probably between 250 to 300 pounds, and like I said, she's had 3 cubs around with her", says Kirk Amerine. (more...)

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