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These are followers of Gandhi's killers: Owaisi after shoe attack in Mumbai These are followers of Gandhi's killers: Owaisi after shoe attack in Mumbai
- January 25, 2018

He added that if it becomes a law, it would exploit the women, after which the incident took place. All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen ( AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi claimed that the justice in the name of Triple Talaq is a medium to target "Shariat". (more...)
Dangerous Nominee Sam Brownback Confirmed as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Dangerous Nominee Sam Brownback Confirmed as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom
- January 25, 2018

Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) were absent from the votes. Fellow Republican Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer would be elevated to governor. Vice-president Mike Pence had to be called to the Senate floor to cast the deciding vote. "We are deeply disappointed that the Senate has chosen to confirm Brownback's nomination". During his confirmation hearing previous year, Brownback declined to unequivocally declare there is no situation that would allow a country to cite religious freedom as ... (more...)
Fatah deputy chief: USA has never given Palestinians anything substantial Fatah deputy chief: USA has never given Palestinians anything substantial
- January 25, 2018

Kerry told an audience at the World Economic Forum last year that the Trump administration would last only "a year" or "two years" if he were to pull out of an Obama-brokered nuclear deal with Iran. A PA official later confirmed that the meeting took place. The Trump administration hasn't had any contact with the Palestinian Authority since announcing its plan to move the USA embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. (more...)
It became known when the US Embassy moved to Jerusalem It became known when the US Embassy moved to Jerusalem
- January 25, 2018

The reporters protested the segregation , tweeting their criticisms with the hashtag #PenceFence , and expressed outrage that many in their cohort were unable to see Pence and other officials over their male colleagues' cameras and microphones. (more...)
Evangelical Leaders Give Trump a Pass for Alleged Porn-Star Affair Evangelical Leaders Give Trump a Pass for Alleged Porn-Star Affair
- January 25, 2018

Daniels (real name: Stephanie Clifford) now denies things she told Us Weekly in 2011, and retracted her remarks. Tony Perkins , president of the Family Research Council, explained to Politico that evangelicals gave Trump "a mulligan" and "a do-over". (more...)
Despite recapitalisation, banks may remain in PCA Despite recapitalisation, banks may remain in PCA
- January 25, 2018

Capital infusion by the Government is contingent on performance of PSBs on the reform. The approach to the recapitalization of PSU banks has been aligned with reforms. All loans above Rs 250 crore will undergo special monitoring, adding breach of any loan covenant will be shared with entire lending consortium as a red flag. (more...)
Elon Musk to stay another decade at Tesla, has odd compensation scheme Elon Musk to stay another decade at Tesla, has odd compensation scheme
- January 25, 2018

RBC Capital analyst Joseph Spak believes the "CEO performance award [is] mostly meant to assuage investor concerns about Musk's Tesla commitment", adding that on a negative note: "Solar tariffs [are] a likely near-term negative" for the tech stock. (more...)
Syrian force ready to respond to any Turkish attack on Manbij-spokesman Syrian force ready to respond to any Turkish attack on Manbij-spokesman
- January 25, 2018

In a phone call on Wednesday, " President Trump relayed concerns that escalating violence in Afrin , Syria, risks undercutting our shared goals in Syria", the White House said in a statement. The Turkish operation in Syria, dubbed "Operation Olive Branch", has led to condemnation from the worldwide community and opposition parties within the country. (more...)
France's Macron says globalization is going through a major crisis France's Macron says globalization is going through a major crisis
- January 25, 2018

Tax reforms and other reforms aimed at fostering more innovation are created to facilitate the country as "a nation of entrepreneurs", he said . He spoke on the eve of the arrival of protectionist US President Donald Trump , who will be a controversial presence in Davos. (more...)
White Home unaware of Michael Flynn-FBI interview till days later
- January 25, 2018

Comey has testified before lawmakers that Trump asked him February 14, the day after the national security adviser's firing, to let go of his investigation of Flynn, but the president has denied that allegation. While Trump has pushed back on claims he asked Comey to let the Flynn probe go, he did say in an NBC News interview last May that he had Russian Federation on his mind when he fired Comey. (more...)
Senate votes to confirm Alex Azar as health secretary Senate votes to confirm Alex Azar as health secretary
- January 25, 2018

Orrin Hatch , R-Utah, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, which conducted his confirmation hearing and advanced his nomination a week ago. Wyden noted that Azar doesn't have the ethical challenges that faced the former HHS Secretary Tom Price, M.D., who resigned in September after controversy over reports he spent almost $1 million of taxpayer money by using private chartered planes and military jets for government travel. (more...)
What will China say to United States 'blunt' call to expel North Koreans?
- January 25, 2018

North Korea is developing missile and nuclear technology in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions amid regular threats to destroy the United States and Japan. But that can also facilitate illicit dealings. Mandelker said she had "productive, candid conversations" with Hong Kong officials about the need to step up regulatory measures to ensure North Korea abuse the city economic and financial systems. (more...)
Elton John Announces End of Touring Elton John Announces End of Touring
- January 25, 2018

The tour will reach the United Kingdom in 2019 and 2020 and will visit 10 cities. Elton John has had some health issues over the years, but continues to work in spite of that. "I'm 71. I can't physically do the traveling anymore". "I want to take him to school and I want to pick him up. We had children, they have changed our lives". (more...)
Zimbabwe is 'open for business,' new president Emmerson Mnangagwa tells Davos Zimbabwe is 'open for business,' new president Emmerson Mnangagwa tells Davos
- January 25, 2018

Mnangagwa, who is attending the World Economic Forum in Davos , the first time by a Zimbabwean president, is trying to break with past policies of Mugabe in a bid to lure foreign investment and end the country's worldwide pariah status. Under Mugabe, who had ruled since 1980, Zimbabwean elections were marred by vote-rigging, intimidation and violent suppression of the opposition. He also added, "d$3 own the line when we are satisfied that this can also go into the open basket we will do so". (more...)
MI state police officers shot while serving search warrant, officials say MI state police officers shot while serving search warrant, officials say
- January 25, 2018

He said the suspected gunman was found deceased outside of a residence in Union Township, a few miles south of Union City shortly after 2:15 p.m. on January 24. Details about the suspect were not immediately released. Michigan State Police said all officials who responded to the incident were wearing body armor when they came under fire. (more...)
Minnesota Public Radio Defends Firing of Host Garrison Keillor Minnesota Public Radio Defends Firing of Host Garrison Keillor
- January 25, 2018

Over four decades, Mr. Keillor had created a financial juggernaut for the radio network with " A Prairie Home Companion ", his weekly broadcast of songs, skits and tales of his fictional hometown Lake Wobegon - along with related books, recordings and other products. (more...)
Son Of Billy Graham Defends Trump From Affair Allegations: He's 'Changed' Son Of Billy Graham Defends Trump From Affair Allegations: He's 'Changed'
- January 25, 2018

When questioned by CNN's Don Lemon about reports of Trump's recent impropriety - an alleged affair with porn star Stormy Daniels - and, as the Wall Street Journal reports , a $130,000 payout of hush money, Franklin Graham said he believed Trump when he denied those reports. (more...)
Gay couple sue after U.S. grants citizenship to only one twin Gay couple sue after U.S. grants citizenship to only one twin
- January 25, 2018

His twin brother, Ethan, is undocumented and thus at risk of being deported. A State Department spokesman, via an emailed statement, said he was unavailable for comment after the lawsuit was filed Monday due to the US government shutdown at the start of the week. (more...)
PM Netanyahu And Mrs. Netanyahu Depart For Davos Economic Conference PM Netanyahu And Mrs. Netanyahu Depart For Davos Economic Conference
- January 25, 2018

Immediately following the official state visit to Israel by US Vice President Mike Pence, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Mrs. Netanyahu headed for Ben-Gurion International Airport for their departure to Davos, Switzerland, where they will be attending the economy conference. (more...)
Member Of German Nationalist Anti-Islamization Party Resigns After Converting To Islam Member Of German Nationalist Anti-Islamization Party Resigns After Converting To Islam
- January 25, 2018

Friese added that the party has no issue with Wagner's decision. One of the AfD's main campaign slogans during the election was that " Islam doesn't belong in Germany ". It is now the largest opposition party in Parliament, with the two biggest parties - the Christian Democrats and the Social Democrats - again looking to form a coalition. (more...)
Brazil owns Twitter as da Silva appeal unfolds Brazil owns Twitter as da Silva appeal unfolds
- January 25, 2018

The three-judge panel sitting in the southern city of Porto Alegre unanimously ruled that his original 9.5-year jail sentence be extended to more than 12 years. Speaking from his home city of Sao Bernardo do Campo before the ruling, da Silva, a former union leader, said he was "absolutely certain" that he did not commit a crime. (more...)
Afghanistan: auto bomb explodes outside Save the Children office in Jalalabad Afghanistan: auto bomb explodes outside Save the Children office in Jalalabad
- January 25, 2018

According to Afghan media, attackers entered the Save the Children office after a auto bomb exploded outside. Six employees were killed on the spot, many of them shot at close range, in one of the worst attacks on the Red Cross, while two other staffers were abducted and later released after seven months in captivity. (more...)
Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards Aborts Leadership Role Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards Aborts Leadership Role
- January 25, 2018

District Judge Kristine Baker to issue a new injunction temporarily preventing Arkansas from terminating its provider agreement with the group. No official timetable has been reported , but a statement provided to BuzzFeed said that Richards "plans to discuss 2018 and the next steps for Planned Parenthood's future" at next week's board meeting. (more...)
Pope Francis lays out moral case against fake news, propaganda Pope Francis lays out moral case against fake news, propaganda
- January 25, 2018

The Barros scandal dominated Francis' Jan. 15-21 trip to Chile and Peru, and led to a remarkable church-state public rebuke of the pope. The pope asked everyone to prevent and identify the way disinformation works to unmask "snake-tactics" capable of disguising and striking at any time and place. (more...)
Major school shootings in the United States Major school shootings in the United States
- January 25, 2018

Officers said he walked into the "commons" area where many students gather before classes begin and immediately began shooting . Assault first elements are 'serious physical injury by means of a risky instrument.' "As of right now, we believe the better case in as assault first charge as opposed to an attempted murder", he said. (more...)
Natalie Portman Shares The Horror Of Being Sexualized At Age 13 Natalie Portman Shares The Horror Of Being Sexualized At Age 13
- January 25, 2018

Portman appeared in her first movie, Léon: The Professional , in 1994 at the age of 13. 'A countdown started on my local radio to my 18th birthday, euphemistically the date that I'd be legal to sleep with. At that moment in my life, I too was discovering my own womanhood, my own desires, and my own voice. Since last year's Women's March, revelations about abuse by powerful men in Hollywood have fuelled a reckoning on pervasive sexual misconduct. (more...)
1 dead, suspect held in Kentucky school shooting 1 dead, suspect held in Kentucky school shooting
- January 25, 2018

Those injured or killed included 14 males and six females, ranging in age from 14 to 18. At least one hospitalized student suffered a broken jaw from falling and being trampled while trying to escape, Marshall County prosecutor Jeff Edwards said in a phone interview. (more...)
Digging in for Trump visit, Europe urges kinder global order Digging in for Trump visit, Europe urges kinder global order
- January 25, 2018

The warning comes just a day after confirmation that an Asia-Pacific trade pact that US President Donald Trump ditched past year is expected to be signed in March. He also said that America's stronger economic fortunes have had a positive impact overseas. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who was also in attendance at Davos, came to the defense of the policy. (more...)
Andre Drummond's all-star game snub has fans, players and media shocked Andre Drummond's all-star game snub has fans, players and media shocked
- January 24, 2018

All-Star reserves are voted on by the coaches. The Detroit Pistons may be struggling, but Drummond is having an all-star worthy season. The players who get snubbed are understandably upset; sometimes they have All-Star bonuses written into their contracts, so not making the team could have a tangible financial outcome. (more...)
PM Modi leaves Davos after attending WEF summit PM Modi leaves Davos after attending WEF summit
- January 24, 2018

The forum will open on Tuesday with a speech by Modi and end on Friday when Donald Trump is due to address the large auditorium where Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke a year ago. Seventy-five percent of Canada's trade goes to the USA and Canada is eager to diversify. "Can we remove these rifts and distances to make a good shared future?" he asked . (more...)

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