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China to Lead Investments in Renewable Energy by 2020

China to Lead Investments in Renewable Energy by 2020 The investment plan , which is a part of the country's 13 five-year renewable energy plan, comes as China intends to shift its focus from coal power towards renewable fuels. More than 50 percent of China's installed power capacity will still be fueled by coal over the same period. That's equivalent to about 1,000 major solar power plants, according to experts' estimates. [Full Article...]

Tube strike set to go ahead as talks fail

Anyone planning on travelling to Heathrow Airport should be aware that Piccadilly line services will still run between Hammersmith and Terminals 1, 2 and 3, but there will be no service to Terminals 4 or 5. The dispute is over staffing issues after more than 800 jobs had been axed and ticket offices closed under former mayor Boris Johnson. TfL Rail services will still run, but are likely to be... [Full Article...]

Putin 'aspired to help' elect Trump, discredit Clinton, say US intelligence agencies

Putin 'aspired to help' elect Trump, discredit Clinton, say US intelligence agencies Officials further emphasized that such "signals intelligence" is generally treated with caution because statements can be taken out of context, and Russian Federation and other adversaries are skilled at spreading disinformation. Earlier Friday, Trump said the continued discussion about the election hacking was a "political witchhunt" and he asked Congress in a tweet to investigate how NBC gathe... [Full Article...]

Trump Orders US Ambassadors Appointed By Obama To Leave Posts

Trump Orders US Ambassadors Appointed By Obama To Leave Posts Ambassador Mark Gilbert with Barack Obama. Citing unnamed sources, the New York Times and Politico report that Trump's transition team sent an order saying all ambassadors had to be out of their posts by January 20 "without exceptions". [Full Article...]

Beyoncé, Paul McCartney, Others to Attend Barack Obama's final White House party

Beyoncé, Paul McCartney, Others to Attend Barack Obama's final White House party Here are pictures of celebrities as they made their way to the President's final White House party. In terms of entertainment, Queen Bey, Jay Z , and Stevie Wonder may be performing at the event, according to the Washington Post . Obama told People magazine last month he was planning to host one "kind of a grown-up party" before he departs office. Ensuring the secrecy, cellphones will be c... [Full Article...]

Millennials, there's some good and bad news about your gender pay gap

The think tank attributed the positive trend to rising higher educational participation and more women breaking into high-paying industries. "Interestingly, if you look at the ONS statistics, between the ages of 30 and 39 the gender pay gap is reversed for part-time workers, with women making more than men", said Charles Cotton, performance and reward adviser at the CIPD. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation pulling out some military forces from Syria

The aim was to support regime forces under President Bashar al-Assad as they battled rebels for control of Aleppo, a strategically important city, and the second largest in Syria. The Admiral Kuznetsov has been involved in combat operations since mid-November, according to the AP. Then again, Russian Federation has been remodeling old ships at a relatively brisk pace as part of the country's m... [Full Article...]

SC dismisses Sasikala Pushpa's petition seeking CBI probe into Jayalalithaa's death

How can you come here under Article 32?" the court said. You have filed a petition under Article 32 (violation of fundamental rights of citizens by the State) of the Constitution. She caught media attention recently when she alleged that she was not allowed to meet her aunt when she was hospitalised for 75 days. While hearing, a petition filed by an AIADMK member, the vacation bench comprising... [Full Article...]

Rabada guides SA to victory, clinches series

Rabada guides SA to victory, clinches series South Africa's margin of victory was a massive 282 runs as Sri Lanka once again failed with the bat - they lost by 206 runs in the opening Test - something Mathews hopes to rectify in the final match. "You need long hours of concentration against a quality attack like South Africa". Du Plessis admitted the home team had been shocked by the announcement that fast bowler Kyle Abbott had quit the n... [Full Article...]

Black Lives Matter read more

Black Lives Matter read more Lemon went on to challenge her statement, as did political commentator, former communications director for Ted Cruz's presidential campaign and fellow panelist Alice Stewart, who pointed out the attackers' language in the video does focus on their victim's race. [Full Article...]

Russian warship in Manila for naval exercise

Russian warship in Manila for naval exercise Rear Admiral Eduard Mikhailov, the deputy commander of the Russian Navy's Pacific fleet, said the joint military exercises would focus on maritime piracy and terrorism, which he described as the region's two top security concerns. "Sophisticated weapons. Not the second-hand ones", Khovaev said. Mikhailov, who spoke through an interpreter, offered few specifics on what he meant, and given how oft... [Full Article...]

Mahrez confirms Abuja arrival for CAF Awards

The record-breaking Super Falcons of Nigeria rode on the back of their triumph at the 2016 African Women's Nations Cup to emerge Women's National Team of the Year. Mahrez led Leicester City to Premier League glory and won the English Players' Player of the Year award. Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund, Leicester City's Algerian Riyad Mahrez and Liverpool's Senegalese striker... [Full Article...]

Yemeni detainees land in Saudi Arabia after transfer from Guantanamo

Yemeni detainees land in Saudi Arabia after transfer from Guantanamo Bush to hold terrorism suspects rounded up overseas after the September 11, 2001 attacks, will continue until he takes office. Media captionWhat is it like inside Guantanamo Bay? If the planned transfers are successful, it will leave 40 detainees at Guantanamo, marking a failure for President Barack Obama, who had promised to close the facility when first elected to office. [Full Article...]

Special needs teen tied up, tortured on Facebook Live

Special needs teen tied up, tortured on Facebook Live The group can also be heard shouting "F-- Donald Trump" and "F-- white people". The victim, police said , had been released from the hospital but was traumatized and having difficulty communicating with detectives. Police said the victim knew one of the perpetrators from school. Police said they have not ruled out the possibility of a hate crime. The four African-American individuals al... [Full Article...]

USA labels Osama bin Laden's son Hamza a terrorist

USA labels Osama bin Laden's son Hamza a terrorist Bin Laden was made an official member of al-Qaida in 2014 after escaping the attack that killed his father and other family members in 2011. Hamza, who is in his mid-20s, has become active as an al Qaeda propagandist since his Saudi-born father was killed by American special forces in Pakistan on 2 May, 2011. [Full Article...]

Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter in killing of injured, incapacitated Palestinian

Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter in killing of injured, incapacitated Palestinian Azaria , now 20, shot Abdul Fatah al-Sharif, 21, in the head while he was apparently incapacitated in Hebron, in the West Bank. The contentious trial has sharply polarized Israel into those referring to him as a "hero", and "all of our son", and those who say his actions violated the military ethics code. [Full Article...]

US Military Coalition Advisers Doubled in Iraq

Daesh has claimed responsibility for a spate of bomb attacks in the capital Baghdad that has claimed dozens of lives in the past week alone. American troops have been operating alongside Iraqi forces inside of ISIS-held Mosul, a coalition spokesperson acknowledged for the first time Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Freight train sets off on 7500 mile journey from China to Barking

Freight train sets off on 7500 mile journey from China to Barking Xinhua stated: "The freight train will strengthen inter-connectivity with western Europe, promote China-Britain trade, and better serve the Belt and Road Initiative". The train is part of Chinese President Xi Jinping's vision for "One Belt, One Road", is being seen as the new silk road by many, considering that it will fuel the exchange of goods. [Full Article...]

Dog named Scarface attacks family for dressing it in sweater

Dog named Scarface attacks family for dressing it in sweater Guerrero's husband, Ismael, and their 22-year-old son tried to help the woman but were both attacked by the dog. Brenda Guerrero, 54, has undergone surgery after the dog attacked her and two other family members in the backyard of their home in Tampa, Florida on Friday, the New York Daily News reports . [Full Article...]

United States senators present bill to move embassy to Jerusalem

United States senators present bill to move embassy to Jerusalem The effort is being spearheaded by Sens. In a September meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in NY, then-candidate Trump said that if elected, the United States would recognize an undivided Jerusalem as the capital. Since the 1995 bill's passage, every president - both Republican and Democrat - has waived the requirement of the move, citing national security considerations. [Full Article...]


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