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Super blue blood moon eclipse Super blue blood moon eclipse
- February 01, 2018

The super blue blood moon will be most visible in the evening, where it will appear 14 per cent brighter, and as, "a lovely full moon". The Indian Institute of Astrophysics in Bengaluru had also set up few telescopes in open spaces for public viewing of the eclipse. (more...)
Naspers cancels contract with TV station sold by Guptas Naspers cancels contract with TV station sold by Guptas
- February 01, 2018

MultiChoice says it will be looking for a new black-owned TV channel to replace it. The black-owned news channel will serve to represent a diversity of views and to represent the majority of South Africans. "It was an advanced payment on a renegotiated contract and other channels have received money as part of the channel negotiations", said Mawela. The non-profit civil action organisation has called on the new commission of inquiry into state capture to investigate funding for ... (more...)
Peter Strozk involved in drafting letter to re-open Clinton probe Peter Strozk involved in drafting letter to re-open Clinton probe
- February 01, 2018

Shortly before the election, however, the Federal Bureau of Investigation learned that emails belonging to Clinton's assistant Huma Abedin were located on a laptop belonging to Abedin's husband Anthony Weiner, who at the time was being investigated for sexting with a teenage girl. (more...)
New Jersey governor spins up offshore wind power plan New Jersey governor spins up offshore wind power plan
- February 01, 2018

With leases now available, the first turbine could be operating in the early 2020s on areas now held by U.S. Wind and Ørsted (formerly Dong Energy ), the Danish energy group that has also established a foothold with federal leasing off MA. (more...)
Afghan President refuses to speak to Pak counterpart
- February 01, 2018

President Ghani also hailed the Indian Prime Minister for his regional perspective and said the time has come to act against the terror groups for their elimination and isolation of their supporters. The Haqqani network, blamed for several deadly attacks against Indian interests in Afghanistan including the 2008 bombing of the Indian mission in Kabul that killed 58 people, has carried out a number of kidnappings and attacks against U.S. (more...)
Korea calls off joint Olympic event at Mt. Kumgang Korea calls off joint Olympic event at Mt. Kumgang
- February 01, 2018

The performance was one of the outcomes of rare talks between the North and the South that started in early January with the aim of bringing North Koreans to the Pyeongyang games in February. The Official App of PyeongChang 2018 was created in partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the PyeongChang Organising Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG). (more...)
2019 election: Coalition for Nigeria Movement speaks on working for Obasanjo 2019 election: Coalition for Nigeria Movement speaks on working for Obasanjo
- February 01, 2018

The Movement, which launched at the Shehu Yar'Adua Centre in Abuja on Wednesday, said it needs the youth to serve as the "Third Force" earlier proposed by Obasanjo to remove President Buhari from office. Prince Oyinlola pointed out that the messages raised in Obasanjo's letter were true and should be looked into, but maintained that the launch of the movement was just a coincidence. (more...)
Democracy index: Bangladesh ranks lowest in a decade Democracy index: Bangladesh ranks lowest in a decade
- February 01, 2018

Apart from the 19 full democracies, 57 countries are declared flawed democracies, 39 are hybrid regimes and 52 are described as authoritarian regimes by the report . The least ranked countries were Democratic Republic of Congo ranked 163 followed by Central African Republic (164), Chad (165), Syria (166) and North Korea (167) with 1.61, 1.52, 1.50, 1.43 and 1.08 points respectively. (more...)
North Korea 'could very soon threaten our homeland' North Korea 'could very soon threaten our homeland'
- February 01, 2018

Near the end of his speech, he mentioned Otto Warmbier , a University of Virginia student from Cincinnati, Ohio, who was taken captive when he took a tour there. Cha, writing in an op-ed in the Washington Post Tuesday, said that instead of threatening war, the US should strengthen its alliances, provide more military assistance to Japan and South Korea, increase economic pressure on China, prevent ships from delivering nuclear technology elsewhere and seek a resolution without risking ... (more...)
Russia says banned athlete accredited as Olympic coach
- February 01, 2018

Bach will stay in Pyeongchang throughout the duration of the Olympics, which end on February 25. Bishop Lee of Uijeongbu, which borders North Korea , said: "North Korea's participation is meaningful as it is a step forward to a new era of peace by ending the long-lasting struggles". (more...)
Twitter notifies more users exposed to Russian propaganda Twitter notifies more users exposed to Russian propaganda
- February 01, 2018

Twitter is apparently sending a warning signal to a lot more of its users about Russian propaganda on the social network. The company provided the updated figure, more than double the 650,000 users the company notified initially, on Wednesday. (more...)
Russia to send home all N. Korean migrant workers by 2019 Russia to send home all N. Korean migrant workers by 2019
- February 01, 2018

The US President also used the occasion to highlight how North Korea's "reckless pursuit" of nuclear missiles could threaten the former's country soon. Watching from the crowds as Trump said "your great sacrifice is an inspiration to us all", an emotional Seong-ho stood and lifted his crutches in their air triumphantly. (more...)
N Korea not yet shown ICBM ready to hit America: US general N Korea not yet shown ICBM ready to hit America: US general
- February 01, 2018

He was later tortured by North Korean authorities when he returned from a "brief visit to China", Trump said in his speech. Multiple officials -including a vice marshal and senior military leader- have not been seen in public since October 13. (more...)
Banco Santander (SAN) Given a €7.00 Price Target by JPMorgan Chase & Co Banco Santander (SAN) Given a €7.00 Price Target by JPMorgan Chase & Co
- February 01, 2018

The established market sentiment toward the stock has created a trading environment which can suitably be described as optimistic. Analyst opinion is vital in valuing stocks. Banco Santander-Chile now has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $29.60. The indicator should not be confused with relative strength. (more...)
Mastercard (MA) Price Target Raised to $178.00 at Barclays
- February 01, 2018

With today's market cap for Mastercard Incorporated, traders can easily name it as one of the major player in its Credit Services industry. The stock decreased 0.81% or $1.36 during the last trading session, reaching $167.19. Voloridge Invest Mngmt Lc holds 0.33% or 424,872 shares in its portfolio. Hermes Management reported 16,448 shares. Moreover, Archon Ltd has 2.37% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 72,040 shares. (more...)
South Korean bishop hopes Winter Olympics leads to peace South Korean bishop hopes Winter Olympics leads to peace
- February 01, 2018

The security officials said they were unaware of any specific threats and were confident that the South Koreans can provide a secure Olympics. Graf said that her decision did not mean she was retiring. Many South Koreans have complained that the unified women's hockey team - the only such joint team to be formed - was unfair to the South Korean players. (more...)
Read excerpts from President Donald Trump's State of the Union address Read excerpts from President Donald Trump's State of the Union address
- February 01, 2018

He did not, for the record, talk about the Russian Federation probe and Robert Mueller. In fact, if Trump had acted on them faithfully - as he promised to do in a speech to Congress previous year - his presidency might now look very different. (more...)
Leading police chief calls for zero tolerance on speeding Leading police chief calls for zero tolerance on speeding
- February 01, 2018

Bangham argued that a stricter enforcement of speed limits would make roads safer. Guidance now says that police should only issue speeding penalties for drivers doing 10 per cent over the speed limit plus 2mph. "If booked at 35 or 34 or 33 [in a 30mph zone] that can not be unfair because they are breaking the law". What do you think of the idea? "The speed limits on our roads are set for good reason and I want our local communities to have clarity around their understanding as to what ... (more...)
German minister warns Israel it faces rising…
- February 01, 2018

Germany is one of Israel's strongest supporters and closest allies. "It's always an opportunity to speak to members of the German government", Netanyahu said. Speaking at a conference held by the Institute for National Security Studies on Tuesday, US Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt urged Israelis and Palestinians to enter into peace negotiations brokered by the Trump administration, but stated that America would not seek to impose a solution on either ... (more...)
Rep. Hollingsworth Says Nunes' FBI Memo Should Be Released Rep. Hollingsworth Says Nunes' FBI Memo Should Be Released
- February 01, 2018

The work, which was funded by Clinton's presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee, led to a dossier of allegations against Trump and some of his advisers - accusations the president has denied. The White House could block the release but President Donald Trump has indicated he supports making it public. Sanders told CNN Trump had not seen the memo before his address on Tuesday night or immediately afterwards. (more...)
SC starts hearing on petition of disqualification under Article 62 (1)(f) SC starts hearing on petition of disqualification under Article 62 (1)(f)
- February 01, 2018

The interpretation of the Article, which was much discussed after Nawaz Sharif's disqualification by the apex court in the Panamagate verdict, will help determine the period of punishment, making it clear whether a number of lawmakers have been disqualified for life or time-specific. (more...)
China Urges US President Donald Trump To Drop 'Cold War Mentality' China Urges US President Donald Trump To Drop 'Cold War Mentality'
- February 01, 2018

In addition to this, Trump asked the US Congress for more money for defense spending to rebuild the military. In response to his decision to keep Guantanamo Bay open, human rights groups say there is no proof the prison deters terrorist activity and that Mr. (more...)
French climber rescued from Pak's 'Killer Mountain' French climber rescued from Pak's 'Killer Mountain'
- February 01, 2018

Mackiewicz, who suffered frostbite and snow-blindness, was still stranded at 7,200 metres when the rescue team made a decision to call off the rescue due to adverse weather conditions. "The rescue of Tomasz is unfortunately not possible - because of the weather and altitude it would put the life of the rescuers in extreme danger", wrote Ludovic Giambiasi, a friend who is posting regular updates on Facebook, "It's a bad and painful decision". (more...)
Detectives granted additional time to question notorious IRA agent Stakeknife Detectives granted additional time to question notorious IRA agent Stakeknife
- February 01, 2018

In 2003 Stakeknife was widely named as west Belfast man Scappaticci but he has always strongly denied the allegation. Frank Mulhern, whose 23-year-old son Joseph was abducted, interrogated and shot by the IRA in 1993, welcomed news of the arrest last night and said he was "happy to let the Kenova team do their work". (more...)
Jiah Khan death row: Sooraj Pancholi charged with abetment Jiah Khan death row: Sooraj Pancholi charged with abetment
- February 01, 2018

The CBI said that the note written by Jiah before committing suicide had established that Sooraj had ruined her life. His Lawyer, Prashant Patil, addressed the media, and said that, " Sooraj pleaded innocence and the examination of witnesses will start from February 14 ". (more...)
Pittsburgh Paleontologist Says New Dino Discovery Disrupts A Major Biodiversity Theory Pittsburgh Paleontologist Says New Dino Discovery Disrupts A Major Biodiversity Theory
- February 01, 2018

Uncovered recently by a team of Egyptian paleontologists in the Sahara Desert, researchers believe the dinosaur would have resembled a smaller, Elephant-sized version of its cousin, the brontosaurus. "This, in turn, shows that at least some dinosaurs could move between Africa and Europe near the end of these animals' reign". A lot of Africa is covered in grasslands, savannas and rain forests that obscure underlying rock where fossils may be found, said postdoctoral researcher Eric ... (more...)
US drops Cha as pick for ambassador to South Korea US drops Cha as pick for ambassador to South Korea
- February 01, 2018

The high-profile position has remained vacant for the past year as tensions with nuclear-armed North Korea have soared. Trump had recently held back on harsher language after having threatened past year to unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea, which has threatened to target U.S. (more...)
China editor tells BBC to open up on women's pay China editor tells BBC to open up on women's pay
- February 01, 2018

Ms Gracie, who rejected the offer made by the BBC during a grievance dispute, said she only agreed to taking the China post after being assured that her pay would be in line with other male BBC global editors. "I'm not an employment lawyer, but it sounds to me like a tacit admission that it is pay discrimination in that they want to pay me now almost £100,000 in back pay". (more...)
Rare celestial event 'Super Blue Blood Moon' leaves millions awestruck Rare celestial event 'Super Blue Blood Moon' leaves millions awestruck
- February 01, 2018

The super blue blood moon has wowed stargazers in Perth, with clear skies giving a good view of the once-in-a-lifetime lunar triple treat. The broadcast starts at 5:30 am EST before the eclipse begins and the telecast will feature views from different locations in the USA. (more...)
Was that drool coming out of Joe Kennedy's mouth? Was that drool coming out of Joe Kennedy's mouth?
- February 01, 2018

They called Kennedy a "relentless fighter for working Americans ". " This administration isn't just targeting the laws that protect us", he stated. Democratic leaders in Congress picked Kennedy , now serving his third term in Massachusetts's 4th congressional district, because they believe he and his record stand in contrast to President Trump . (more...)

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