January 23, 2018

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All Eyes On Pm Narendra Modi And Xi Jinping At BRICS Summit


The MEA on Friday hinted that relevant global challenges including terror are on the table from the Indian side for the Summit. The Chinese president said he looked forward to working with other Brics leaders to ensure the Xiamen summit would deliver results that would inject fresh impetus into cooperation in the group, offer new solutions on improving global governance and make new contributions to world economic growth. Read More »

Looking forward to 'productive' discussions at BRICS: Modi


According to the PMO, India, which had hosted the previous BRICS Summit in Goa in October a year ago, looks look forward to building upon the results and outcomes of that meet. However, China is unlikely to talk about India's specific contention this year - on Thursday, it ruled out any discussions on its ally Pakistan's counter-terrorism efforts in Xiamen , saying it would not be a "appropriate" topic to be taken up by the grouping despite concerns expressed by India. Read More »

North Korea nuclear test: Governments react with trepidation and concern


A 6.3-magnitude "explosion" has been detected in North Korea , the United States Geological Survey announced Sunday. The Korea Meteorological Administration estimated Sunday that the nuclear blast yield of the presumed test was between 50 to 60 kilotons, or five to six times stronger than the North Korea's fifth test in September 2016. Read More »

Major Pipeline shuts down due to Hurricane Harvey


In Columbia, gas prices have steadily increased from $2.09 per gallon on August 28 to about $2.21 today. As of Thursday night, the average cost of gas in the D.C. Fuel from Colonial will first dry up along the pipeline's southern points, followed by markets further north. The problem, according to a letter from Valero to Texas Governor Greg Abbott obtained by Bloomberg: Colonial Pipeline Co. Read More »

AMBER Alert canceled after mother and toddler found safe; suspect still wanted


Zahid has brown hair and brown eyes. Venzor-Gonzalez is described as armed and unsafe. "The woman he took with him is Samantha Adams, 5'6", 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. on Thursday. Overton said Samantha Adams has tattoos of a cancer survivor ribbon and a butterfly on her right wrist. At 7 p.m., the Adams County Sheriff's Department tweeted it had no new leads. Read More »

Mueller Gets 1st Draft of Trump's Letter Firing Comey

Mr. Trump told aides at the time he was angry that Mr. Comey refused to publicly say that Mr. Trump himself was not under investigation, something Mr. Part of Mueller's probe has extended into whether Trump obstructed justice by terminating Comey. The Justice Department turned over a copy of the letter to Mueller in recent weeks. Read More »

16000 old buildings dilapidated but not fully vacated


She said 13 more people were injured and were taken to nearby hospitals. The building is in a congested lane, but the police have cordoned the area around it. This is the first major building collapse after Tuesday's Mumbai deluge, and the second in five days after the Chandivali crash which claimed six lives. Read More »

Princeton University president urges White House to continue DACA 'dreamer' program


In addition to accessing a work permit, DACA allows young Americans to obtain driver's licenses, open bank accounts, pay taxes, enroll in college, take out mortgages and vehicle loans, and better provide for their families. "If they have any humanity left in their hearts, they should leave DACA in place", said Ms. Fernandez, 29. DACA's future is in further jeopardy because of ten Republicans state officials who are threatening to sue the Trump administration should it fail to stop ... Read More »

Mueller, New York AG Team up to Investigate Paul Manafort


He is one of several people linked to the Trump campaign who are under scrutiny by a special counsel and congressional committees investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign and potential coordination with Trump associates. Manafort has not been levied any charges to date, and has denied any wrongdoing. A person familiar with the matter confirmed to the AP that Rinat Akhmetshin had appeared before Mueller's grand jury in recent weeks. Read More »

Harvey hurts crude oil rebalancing, but creates opportunities: Russell


This came on the back of record US gasoline demand of 9.846 million bpd last week, and as USA refining utilization rates rose to 96.6 percent, the highest percentage since August of 2015. "I'm caught up with everything else and didn't realize the prices were going up", Campos said after filling up. The company earlier shut production at its Baytown, Texas, refinery, the nation's second largest. Read More »

Mumbai Floods: Missing Doctor found dead in worli


Mumbai: Body of the missing Mumbai-based doctor, Deepak Amarapurkar, was found washed up in a drain near the seashore at Worli. Dr. Amarapurkar is survived by his wife Anjali, who is a senior pathologist in civic run Nair Hospital. Dr. Gautam Bhansali, a close friend of Amarapurkar said in a statement, "After I learned about it, I started calling police officers as well as Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials". Read More »

Is defense secretary bucking Trump on transgender ban? Probably not


Transgender soldiers serving in the United States military will keep their jobs, at least for now. There is a proviso that the "Secretary of Defense, after consulting with the Secretary of Homeland Security, may advise me at any time, in writing, that a change to this policy is warranted". Read More »

After Harvey floodwaters breach levee, authorities say "get out now"


The release of the water means that more homes and streets will flood, and some homes will be inundated for up to a month, said Jeff Linder of the Harris County Flood Control District. "Get to higher ground in Angleton", chief Brazoria County administrator Matt Sebesta said on TV, CBS reported . However, the releases couldn't keep up with the fast rising water levels. Read More »

Burger King Russian launches 'WhopperCoin' crypto-currency


Or, according to Burger King , you can tell them your own firing story in order to get your " Whopper severance package". Customers will be able to claim their coins by scanning a receipt with a smartphone. Burger King is going to release an app for the digital tokens for iOS and Android next month. "All you have to do is publicly confess on LinkedIn that you've been fired and want a free Whopper using #whopperseverance...tell your firing story and claim your Whopper Severance now". Read More »

Kremlin Sheds Light on Trump Tower Construction "Grand Conspiracy"


On Monday, The Washington Post newspaper reported that Cohen got in touch via email with Peskov in January 2016, asking him for help in advancing the stalled development of a Trump Tower skyscraper in Moscow. The business associate bragged about his ties to Vladimir Putin and suggested he would get Putin's team to "buy in" to the deal . In published remarks spokesman Pescov stressed however that the Kremlin's press office does "not react to such [questions about] business issues" as in ... Read More »

Five Nigerian Pilgrims Die in Saudi Arabia


Most Muslims view Saudi Arabia as the leader of the Islamic world, particularly due to its geographical importance of being home to Islam's holiest sites, Mecca and Medina. The disease, which has already infected 332,000 people in Yemen, raises the risk of infection at the gathering in Mecca , where pilgrims are already wary of diseases such as dengue, yellow fever and Zika virus. Read More »

U.S. successfully tests shooting down ballistic missile

The U.S. military shot down a medium-range ballistic missile during a test off Hawaii, officials said . " We will continue developing ballistic missile defense technologies to stay ahead of the threat as it evolves ", Greaves said. The test was considered a direct challenge to President Trump, who has threatened the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, that America would respond with "fire and fury" to provocations. Read More »

U.S. airstrikes block evacuation of Islamic State militants


Before the deal, the Lebanese military successfully pushed out Islamic State militants from about 38 square miles while Hezbollah fighters drove Islamic State from another 8 square miles. The deal saw around 300 ISIS fighters and 300 family members and civilians transported to eastern Syria in return for the bodies of Lebanese soldiers captured in 2014 and killed by the group. Read More »

President Donald Trump Goes On Road Trip To Sell Tax Reform Plan


Trump will visit Springfield, Missouri a day after touring hurricane-ravaged southeastern Texas. There are two rates of corporation tax in the Republic of Ireland: 12.5% for trading income and 25% for non-trading income. The speech isn't open to the public, but protesters and counter protesters are planning demonstrations. But Trump on Wednesday raised eyebrows when he thanked several members of his team by name and left Cohn - who traveled with Trump to Missouri on Wednesday - off the ... Read More »

Addicks Dam Outside Houston Begins Overspill


The two grandparents and four children, aged six to 16, reportedly died after their van sank into a bayou in Houston. Officials have been anticipating the Addicks Dam and another nearby Houston reservoir, the Barker Reservoir, would be topped. Read More »

Pastor Responds After Shutting Megachurch Doors On Flood Survivors


We want to help make sure you are safe. On Monday afternoon, the church posted a "Hurricane Relief Update " on its website and on Instagram . Photos circulating on Twitter purported to show floods in the church's lower parking levels on Sunday night, and some users speculated problems in the underground parking and floods in the surrounding roads have been to blame for the church's response. Read More »

NJ, NY Republicans Attack TX Colleagues for 'Hypocrisy'


The insurance program, created about 50 years ago because private insurers were unwilling to risk catastrophic flood losses, is scheduled to expire September 30. In the lower chamber, most House Republicans - including 20 Texas Republicans - also opposed the disaster relief. Critics called the relief package the "Sandy Scam". Read More »

Europe still 'hasn't done homework' on refugees: Merkel

In both cases, the demonstrators expressed their discontent with Merkel's refugee policy, which they said had failed. "I want to reach those undecided people", Schulz said. German chancellor Angela Merkel has said she sees no possibility for deepening European Union co-operation with Ankara at present as the rule of law no longer exists in Turkey. Read More »