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Plea in NGT against Amit Shah's 1-lakh bike rally Plea in NGT against Amit Shah's 1-lakh bike rally
- February 11, 2018

The first round of talks between the Haryana Government and Jat leaders on Sunday ended on an unsuccessful note as Jats remained adamant that all their demands should be fulfilled. Over 450 NGOs will also take part in the security arrangement. The NGT has issued notice returnable on Feburary 13 looking at the urgency of the case directing Government of Haryana to file an affidavit in reply. (more...)
Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition party to elect new co-leader
- February 11, 2018

Speaking in Istanbul, Erdogan said: "One of our helicopters was downed just recently". In a statement, the Turkish military said that air strikes destroyed shelters, hideouts and ammunition depots belonging to the YPG and the Islamic State group, which Turkey says it is also combating in the operation. (more...)
Pennsylvania GOP Submits New Congressional Map to Governor Pennsylvania GOP Submits New Congressional Map to Governor
- February 11, 2018

Voters rallied in downtown Lewisburg to take a stand against a newly proposed map from Republican leadership in Harrisburg. If not, the Democratic court majority said the court would develop its own map. "This reminds me of what happened in Florida in 2012, where the state legislature drew maps under new constitutional anti-gerrymandering requirements", Amos said. (more...)
Poland's Twisted Holocaust Law Poland's Twisted Holocaust Law
- February 11, 2018

Andrzej Zybertowicz, a Nicolaus Copernicus University sociology professor, called Israel's opposition to the new law "anti-Polish", reported the Associated Press . "Part of it clearly is that for many Poles it's been too painful and too long to hear expressions like 'Polish Death Camp;' it's blaming them for something they didn't do."One of the most awful places on the earth Auschwitz - you can understand it that if you didn't do it and are being blamed for it. (more...)
Another Trump aide out after abuse allegations; speechwriter accused by ex-wife Another Trump aide out after abuse allegations; speechwriter accused by ex-wife
- February 11, 2018

Porter's two ex-wives claimed in an interview with CNN's MJ Lee that they experienced years of abuse from Porter, including incidents of physical violence, and said they detailed the allegations to the Federal Bureau of Investigation as the agency conducted a routine background check into Porter. (more...)
Assam: Four elephants die, two injured after train hits herd in Nagaon Assam: Four elephants die, two injured after train hits herd in Nagaon
- February 11, 2018

A herd of the animals was crossing the railway tracks on Saturday when the train ploughed into them. On December 10 past year, at least five adult elephants and a calf died after the Guwahati-Naharlagun Express hit them at Balipara in Assam's Sonitpur district. (more...)
Merkel Stands Firm on German Coalition Deal in Rebuff to Critics Merkel Stands Firm on German Coalition Deal in Rebuff to Critics
- February 11, 2018

Merkel's CDU/CSU bloc reached a deal for a new government with the SPD on Wednesday, setting the stage for a fourth term as chancellor for Merkel, but the SPD's 463,000 party members must still sign off on the pact in a special ballot. "I want to say that the we (the conservatives) have also approved the policies (in the agreement) and the finance minister can not simply do as he likes". (more...)
Zimbabwe level ODI series in Sharjah after Taylor's ton Zimbabwe level ODI series in Sharjah after Taylor's ton
- February 11, 2018

Get live cricket score of Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe , 2nd ODI in Sharjah, here. Clinical stuff from Zimbabwe and the series is squared now. Here, Afghanistan's reply was eerily identical. By removing Nabi and Gulbadin Naib off back to back balls, the Zimbabwe skipper left the opponents reeling further on 89 for 7. All-rounder Raza's 92 came from 74 balls with 13 boundaries including four sixes. (more...)
Lives being shattered by abuse allegations that may well be false Lives being shattered by abuse allegations that may well be false
- February 11, 2018

But he was supportive of his former staff secretary. It's obviously a tough time for him. However, Trump had said that Porter's departure was "very sad" and "he did a very good job while he was in the White House . "If he (Trump) draws scrutiny to himself, he's OK with that". "I think when the White House said they could have handled the situation better, that's a bit of an understatement, yes", Flake said. (more...)
United States concerned over escalating violence at Israeli border United States concerned over escalating violence at Israeli border
- February 11, 2018

It is highly unlikely that Putin had advance information about Iran's intention of sending the drone, but it is nearly certain that the Russian air defense officers who are training Syria's anti-aircraft forces knew about the firing of anti-aircraft missiles at the Israel Air Force plane. (more...)
Second WH aide resigns after abuse accusations Second WH aide resigns after abuse accusations
- February 11, 2018

The latest imbroglios involving White House personnel are taking place during a turbulent cultural conversation about sexual harassment , with powerful people being laid low by allegations that sometimes stretch back decades. Over the past two years, Trump has also been accused by more than a dozen women of making unwanted sexual advances against them. Conway suggested Trump's position on Porter reflects his feelings about the allegations numerous women have lodged against the ... (more...)
Olympics-Joint Korean march gave me goosebumps, says International Olympic Committee boss Olympics-Joint Korean march gave me goosebumps, says International Olympic Committee boss
- February 11, 2018

Kim Yu-na, South Korea's former gold medal- winning figure skater, wore skates as she lit the Olympic cauldron, after being handed the torch by two members of the joint Korean women's ice hockey team - one player from the North and one from the South. (more...)
Trump's Speechwriter, Sorensen Quits Over Domestic Abuse Claims Trump's Speechwriter, Sorensen Quits Over Domestic Abuse Claims
- February 11, 2018

Some are old and some are new", Trump said. Trump continues to be sympathetic toward Porter, telling reporters Friday "we certainly wish him well", and in a tweet Saturday added that there is "no recovery for someone falsely accused". Other White House officials are reportedly doubting Kelly's judgment in the case, and questioning why Kelly initially defended Porter. But many also said Porter turned off many staffers in both Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch's offices, the two Republican ... (more...)
Pence mum on North Korea's invitation to South
- February 11, 2018

Ms Kim invited Mr Moon to visit "at the early date possible", a spokesman for South Korea's presidential palace said. US officials have been urging South Korea to be cautious in its rapprochement with the North. Aside from the sports officials, the group will be housed at Inje Speedium Hotel & Resort, a four-star luxury hotel roughly two-hours drive from the Olympic venue in Pyeongchang. (more...)
Pence wrapping up Olympic visit to South Korea
- February 11, 2018

Korean coach Sarah Murray, a 29-year-old Canadian, used three of the 12 North Korean players assigned to her team for the game - forwards Kim Un Hyang, Jong Su Hyon and Hwang Chung Gum. The countries are still technically at war since a 1953 armistice, though they have resumed talks after a year-long standoff between North Korea and the United States in which an exchange of threats between the heads of state elevated tensions and prompted the North's continued missile and nuclear tests. (more...)
Three people in hospital after morning explosion at commercial plaza in Mississauga Three people in hospital after morning explosion at commercial plaza in Mississauga
- February 11, 2018

According to Mississauga Fire platoon sergeant, Gord Smith, the school suffered no damage, but surrounding buildings and structures suffered broken windows. The cause of the explosion is under investigation. Hurontario St.is closed in both directions from Dundas St to Hillcrest Ave. Editor's Note - this story was updated at 11:36 a.m. (more...)
Turkish Jets Strike Kurdish YPG Militia Targets in Syria: Army
- February 11, 2018

There was no immediate comment from the Syrian army. The YPG and its allies have set up three autonomous cantons in the north, including Afrin, since the Syrian conflict began in 2011. ignored its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally's repeated calls to abandon arming and supporting Kurdish elements on its borders. Since 2012, UOSSM has been providing emergency medical relief and healthcare services to the Syrian people affected by the crisis, working primarily inside Syria and with ... (more...)
Turkish helicopter downed in Syria's Afrin - Erdogan
- February 11, 2018

The fighters belonged to the Syrian Kurdish armed group YPG and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group, according to the army. Turkey considers the group a terrorist organization and an extension of an insurgency within its own borders that has fought for Kurdish autonomy for more than three decades. (more...)
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) Insider Sells $1157000.00 in Stock
- February 11, 2018

Price-earnings ratio, also known as P/E ratio, is a tool that is used by shareholders to help decide whether they should buy a stock. A number of equities analysts recently commented on AMD shares. (AMD) has risen 202.65% since February 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.77% the S&P500. Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 19 selling transactions for $19.37 million activity. (more...)
Disney ticket prices in Orlando are on the rise Disney ticket prices in Orlando are on the rise
- February 11, 2018

That's a $2 increase over ticket prices a year ago on "value" days. During "regular" time, park visitors will pay $4 more with prices jumping to $119 for adults and $113 for children. Disneyland's lowest-priced (and most restricted) annual pass, the SoCal Select, is going up by almost nine percent, while the unrestricted Signature Plus , which includes free parking and Disney's Maxpass online ride reservation system, is going up by almost 10 percent, to $1,149 a year. (more...)
British PM May to set out 'Road to Brexit' in speech British PM May to set out 'Road to Brexit' in speech
- February 11, 2018

Foreign secretary Boris Johnson , Brexit secretary David Davis , worldwide trade secretary Liam Fox and cabinet office minister David Lidington are expected to make speeches, according to the BBC, but chancellor Philip Hammond and home secretary Amber Rudd are not. (more...)
Stock under Consideration: Extreme Networks (EXTR)
- February 11, 2018

Fisher Asset Llc has 6,608 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Wall Street analysts forecast that Extreme Networks, Inc (NASDAQ: EXTR ) will report $241.13 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research . (more...)
Trump says unsure Israel seeks peace with Palestinians Trump says unsure Israel seeks peace with Palestinians
- February 11, 2018

Asked by editor-in-chief Boaz Bismouth when the U.S. would present its peace plan, Mr Trump said: "We will see what happens". Trump's approach toward Israel has appeared to be more lenient than with the Palestinians, with whom he has tangled publicly since his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital past year. (more...)
Detained Iranian-Canadian Activist Reportedly Dies In Tehran Prison Detained Iranian-Canadian Activist Reportedly Dies In Tehran Prison
- February 11, 2018

His son, musician Raam Emami, tweeted that his father was arrested on January 24, and that the news of his death was released to his mother, Maryam, on Friday. Seyed-Emami received his doctorate in sociology from the University of OR in 1991, according to an online alumni listing maintained by the university. (more...)
NBC apologizes for analyst comment about Japan NBC apologizes for analyst comment about Japan
- February 11, 2018

Japan's 35-year colonial occupation of Korea was a controversial time that was marked by harsh rule and human rights abuse. "Few Koreans would agree with what Ramo said of Japan". "We understand the Korean people were insulted by these comments and we apologize", NBC anchor Carolyn Manno said. The broadcaster came under fire after Joshua Cooper Ramo , an Asian commentator for NBC, said during the march by Japanese Olympic athletes at the opening ceremony Friday that Japan played an ... (more...)
State GOP reaches deal to revise legislative districts State GOP reaches deal to revise legislative districts
- February 11, 2018

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court's ruling last month declared the state's congressional map had been unconstitutionally gerrymandered to favor Republicans, despite winning votes from roughly half the electorate. Wolf has until Thursday to tell the Supreme Court if the General Assembly has produced a plan he supports. More detailed information that would allow for a further analysis broken down by municipalities or wards could be released in coming days. (more...)
Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon to Pyongyang Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon to Pyongyang
- February 11, 2018

Even the dessert served at the dinner reception was symbolic, a blue chocolate map of the Koreas divided by a dark chocolate piece of barbed wire . This year's Winter Games are taking place amid an unavoidable political context, with host nation South Korea fostering the Olympic spirit by extending the invite to neighbours North Korea, a move applauded by the IOC. (more...)
Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president to visit him in Pyongyang Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president to visit him in Pyongyang
- February 11, 2018

The recent detente, anchored by South Korea's hosting of the Winter Olympic Games, came despite an acceleration in the North's weapons programme a year ago and pressure from Seoul's allies in Washington. It inspired an American member of the International Olympic Committee to call for the team, which included 12 North Korean players, to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. (more...)
Nancy Pelosi gives record eight-hour speech on Dreamers Nancy Pelosi gives record eight-hour speech on Dreamers
- February 11, 2018

About $160 billion would go to the Pentagon and about $128 billion would to non-defense programs. "This agreement, which I fought very hard for numerous things that are in there and I think that it's a good bill", the California Democrat said on Capitol Hill. (more...)
Trump signs budget deal Trump signs budget deal
- February 11, 2018

Law360, Washington (February 7, 2018, 8:30 PM EST) - Senate leaders announced a $300 billion two-year budget deal Wednesday, potentially avoiding a government shutdown later this week and extending the government debt ceiling a full year. (more...)

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