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Storm Georgina: When and where will it hit the United Kingdom today?

Storm Georgina: When and where will it hit the United Kingdom today? It is, however, forecasting wind speeds across Ireland of between 65 and 80 km/h, gusting up to 120 km/h. Warnings for heavy rain are in place for large parts of northern England, while people in Scotland have been cautioned over the affects of strong winds. [Full Article...]

Schumer withdraws offer for border wall

The party still has senators in red states that the president won handily who can't afford to indulge in anti-Trump flights of fancy. Any essential services are being taken care of and when it's a short shutdown like this, like we've had before, most federal workers in critical areas keep going to work and they know they're going to get paid eventually. [Full Article...]

US crude oil inventories down for record 10th week

US crude oil inventories down for record 10th week The Brent benchmark was trading up 1.52% ($1.05) at $70.08-the over-$70-threshhold being a significant psychological level to break through, and a new multi-year high for the closely watched global benchmark. The report contained some bearish news on refined fuel stockpiles and US production, Kilduff said. Brent, the global benchmark, rose 57 cents, or 0.81%, to $70.53 a barrel. [Full Article...]

Evacuate As Ash, Lava Spew From Volcano In Philippines

Evacuate As Ash, Lava Spew From Volcano In Philippines The alert warning on Mount Mayon was on Monday raised to a level four after a huge eruption took place, prompting the closure of Legazpi City International Airport as well as a string of flight cancellations. "Let us not violate the natural law, avoid the prohibited zone, because if you violate, the punishment is the death penalty". "It was like night time at noon; there was zero visibility in... [Full Article...]

Ind. Unemployment Rate Drops To 3.4 Percent

Ind. Unemployment Rate Drops To 3.4 Percent Indiana's jobless rate was below the national average at 4.1 percent. Of the 11 counties statewide with unemployment rates at or below 4.1 percent, only one - Tompkins County - was outside the Hudson Valley/New York City region. But the state's labor force declined for the third consecutive month. The Glens Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area saw an increase of 200 private-sector jobs since Dece... [Full Article...]

US Military to Renew Ties With Infamous Indonesian Counterterror Forces

US Military to Renew Ties With Infamous Indonesian Counterterror Forces Later in the week Mattis plans to fly to Hawaii for talks with USA commanders and to meet with his South Korean counterpart to discuss the situation with North Korea. The United States already has very close ties with the Indonesian military. An aide noted that Indonesia was also considering purchasing Lockheed Martin Corp's F-16 fighter jets, in a deal that could be worth billions. [Full Article...]

Lalu Yadav gets 5 years in jail in third fodder scam case

Lalu Yadav gets 5 years in jail in third fodder scam case The latest case involves the siphoning of Rs. 33.67 crore from the Chaibasa treasury against an allocation of Rs. 7.10 lakh in 1992-93. The court also convicted former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra in the case. "For the people of Bihar, Lalu Prasad is a hero". "We will approach higher courts against all these verdicts". Soon after the verdict, the RJD said the special CBI court order... [Full Article...]

Oscar nominations: Greta Gerwing up for Best Director

Oscar nominations: Greta Gerwing up for Best Director As Mayor Darrell Steinberg recognized Gerwig and her film at Tuesday's "State of Downtown" address, 11 digital billboards around the region trumpeted her Oscar nominations. Blige for her dignified matriarch in " Mudbound " and Octavia Spencer for her compassionate friend in " The Shape of Water ". "When I think about it - and I think about women of all ages - I hope that they look at this and... [Full Article...]

The Chavismo decides to hold presidential elections before 30 April

The Chavismo decides to hold presidential elections before 30 April Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly, controlled by representatives from the ruling administration, agreed on Tuesday to call presidential elections in the first four months of 2018. Its most popular leaders are nearly all sidelined from politics - jailed, in exile, or barred from holding office. Nonetheless, opposition leaders say they will field a single candidate to take on Maduro. [Full Article...]

At least 22 killed in Benghazi double bomb attack: medical source

At least 22 killed in Benghazi double bomb attack: medical source Officials believe the second blast targeted responders to the first event. Ahmed al-Feitouri from the investigation and arrest unit, along with a senior intelligence official, Mahdi al-Fellah, were among the dead and 50 more people were wounded, officials said. [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation agent despatched 'jaw-dropping' textual content about no Russian Federation collusion - senator

Federal Bureau of Investigation agent despatched 'jaw-dropping' textual content about no Russian Federation collusion - senator Special Counsel Robert Mueller may be in the unique positon to perform a 180 directional turn in his ongoing probe of President Trump . "I don't know how much damage they did". Byron York notes the operative paragraph in the tweet below. Gowdy floated the idea of a second special counsel investigation to probe the developing revelations, including five months of "lost" internal intel me... [Full Article...]

Meehan denies harassment accusations, says he viewed former aide as 'soul mate'

Meehan denies harassment accusations, says he viewed former aide as 'soul mate' Meehan settled with the former aide past year using taxpayer dollars after she filed a formal complaint of sexual harassment. Following the report , Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) removed Meehan from the Ethics Committee. [Full Article...]

Egypt election: Retired general and candidate Sami Anan arrested

Egypt election: Retired general and candidate Sami Anan arrested He was taken to the Military Prosecutor's office in Cairo, according to his son and one of his lawyers, who were waiting outside the building. Egyptian military prosecution issued on Tuesday a media gag order on covering investigations into former army chief of staff and presidential hopeful Sami Anan after the army accused him of breaching military regulations by running for office without perm... [Full Article...]

Hugh Masekela, Considered the Father of South African Jazz, Dies at 78

Hugh Masekela, Considered the Father of South African Jazz, Dies at 78 He went to London and signed up at Guildhall School of Music before landing at Manhattan School of Music through efforts by fellow South African Miriam Makeba and American singer Harry Belafonte. The legendary musician, who became recognized as the Father of South African Jazz after scoring a No. 1 US pop hit in 1968 with the instrumental " Grazing in the Grass ", died early this morning in Jo... [Full Article...]

Save the Children office in Afghanistan hit by attack

Save the Children office in Afghanistan hit by attack An Afghan official told global media, "A group of armed men then entered the compound". Local media have reported children at a nearby school were seen running from the area as gunfire was heard. Backed by intensive USA air strikes, Afghan forces have claimed growing success against the Taliban and other militant groups, including Islamic State, but militant attacks on civilian targets have co... [Full Article...]

Congress workers block railway track after announcing state-wide bandh

Congress workers block railway track after announcing state-wide bandh Bharatiya Janata Party leader Jayram Pangi also demanded a CBI probe into the incident. Trouble erupted when hundreds of irate BJP leaders and their supporters march towards chief minister 's residence to stage protest. Congress, along with BJP, has called for a state-wide bandh today to protest against suicide of an alleged gang-rape victim in Koraput's Kunduli . Protest demonstrations were ... [Full Article...]

ASEAN Business & Investment Conference held in New Delhi

ASEAN Business & Investment Conference held in New Delhi Jaitley included. ASEAN and India are part of the Indo-Pacific region and can take a lead in two very pertinent areas to ensure sustainability through specific efforts. Regional leaders will be taking stock of ASEAN-India ties and discussing ways to further strengthen them, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Turkey will do what's needed in Afrin

Turkey will do what's needed in Afrin A spokesman for the Kurdish fighters said the attack was repelled. Among others, struck at the airfield "Minnig", sources in the security structures of Turkey . It was the second Turkish town to come under attack. According to the military, the operation aims to establish security and stability along Turkish borders and the region as well as protect Syrians from terrorist oppression and... [Full Article...]

Congress votes to end US shutdown, sends bill to Trump

Congress votes to end US shutdown, sends bill to Trump Late Monday, the House followed the Senate in passing legislation to reopen the government after the shutdown 266-150. "We will vote today to re-open the government to continue negotiating a global agreement", the Democratic senator said , explaining that he holds out hope for continued talks with Republicans over the DACA program. [Full Article...]

NAFTA uncertainty could be a roadblock to investments for Canada

NAFTA uncertainty could be a roadblock to investments for Canada Mexico has been pushing a vigorous Plan B agenda, to compensate for a possible USA withdrawal and is communicating that to the Trump administration, according to sources familiar with that country's negotiating position, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of sensitivity of the talks. [Full Article...]


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