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Under Trump, US Passport Value For Global Travel Is Plummeting

Under Trump, US Passport Value For Global Travel Is Plummeting Specifically, it was Paraguay's removal of visa requirements for Singapore that pushed it into the top spot. That means it's also a rank below South Korea and Sweden, and two ranks below the German passport. This marks the first time an Asian country has the most powerful passport, said Philippe May, head of the Singapore office of Arton Capital, the global advisory firm that developed the i... [Full Article...]

One killed, four injured in Kiev 'terrorist act'

One killed, four injured in Kiev 'terrorist act' Mosiychuk has blamed Russian Federation for the assassination attempt, but Ukrainian authorities have yet to determine who is behind the attempt. An unidentified man was killed , while Igor Mosiychuk , a lawmaker from the Radical Party, his aide and a well-known political analyst Vitaly Bala were wounded in the blast of the motorcycle in front of them, Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to Ukrain... [Full Article...]

Twitter didn't tell Senate Intel about RT pitch to buy election ads

Twitter didn't tell Senate Intel about RT pitch to buy election ads The ad restriction applies only to RT , an English-language TV broadcaster that receives financial support from the Russian government, and Sputnik , a news agency and online news outlet. RT quickly hit back at Twitter over the ban, indicating that the company had approached them and asked them to "spend big on 2016 USA election". [Full Article...]

Pakistan will not accept dictation from USA, says Asif

Pakistan will not accept dictation from USA, says Asif Khawaja Asif said we have also conveyed our message to the visiting US Secretary of State in clear words that Pakistan would neither made any compromises nor surrender on all national interests and the government was only accountable to the Parliament. [Full Article...]

Russian helicopter with eight on board crashes off Arctic archipelago

Russian helicopter with eight on board crashes off Arctic archipelago A rescue helicopter and a frigate were rushed to the site. Tore Hongset, the leader of the rescue coordination operation, told Norwegian television, "We have a rescue operation ongoing". "We are physically looking for the helicopter". At 15:35 local time the rescue center received a message the helicopter had gone missing. Nationals of all signatory states enjoy "equal liberty of access and en... [Full Article...]

Dozens die in explosions at Indonesia fireworks factory

Police said in a statement the bodies of the victims were charred beyond recognition and that the initial explosion blew off the factory's roof. Firefighters took hours to bring the blaze under control. Tangerang Regent Ahmed Zaki Iskandar said that the factory had been in full operation for two months with the proper permits. Media images of the PT Panca Buana Cahaya Sukses warehouse showed s... [Full Article...]

North Korean diplomat urges United States to take hydrogen bomb threat 'literally'

North Korean diplomat urges United States to take hydrogen bomb threat 'literally' An official for North Korea warned that the world should take his country's threat to test a nuclear weapon above ground literally . North Korea's ambassador is calling on the U.N. "So I think you should take his words literally ". When North Korea it carried out its sixth nuclear test, it claimed to have detonated a hydrogen bomb that could fit atop a ballistic missile. [Full Article...]

Police Say 3 Deaths Could Be Work Of Serial Killer 'Terrorizing' Tampa

Police Say 3 Deaths Could Be Work Of Serial Killer 'Terrorizing' Tampa Two days later, Monica Caridad Hoffa, 32, was shot and killed ten blocks away. Tampa Police are looking to identify a man seen on surveillance video walking down a street near where Monica Hoffa was fatally shot on October 11 in the southeast Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa, Fla . [Full Article...]

National Park Service Proposes Raising Shenandoah Entrance Fee to $70

Under the proposal, which would be instituted beginning in 2018, an annual park pass would cost $75, while a pass permitting entry to all United States national parks would remain at its current $80 fee. Under the proposal, entrance fees would increase to $70 for private, non-commercial vehicles, $50 per motorcycle, and $30 per person on bike or foot. [Full Article...]

US Treasury says consumer agency's arbitration rule is misguided

US Treasury says consumer agency's arbitration rule is misguided The measure now moves to President Donald Trump's desk for his signature. "By repealing this rule, Congress is standing up for everyday consumers and community banks and credit unions, instead of the trial lawyers, who would have benefited the most from the CFPB's uninformed and ineffective policy", said the statement. [Full Article...]

Ambassador Scott Brown Addresses 'Cultural Insensitivities' After 'Misunderstanding' at Peace Corps Celebration

Ambassador Scott Brown Addresses 'Cultural Insensitivities' After 'Misunderstanding' at Peace Corps Celebration U.S. Ambassador Scott Brown says he was advised to be more "culturally aware" after his conduct at a Peace Corps event in Samoa invited an administrative inquiry. Brown said he told some of the people running the event that they were "beautiful". Mr Brown suggested that the complaints may have been politically motivated. [Full Article...]

Iraq's Kurds offer to freeze results of independence vote

Iraq's Kurds offer to freeze results of independence vote The tension between two sides has risen considerably after the last month's referendum on independence, where the Iraqi Kurds overwhelmingly voted for secession from Baghdad. On economic ties between Turkey and Iraq, Yildirim said: "Turkey is determined to increase investments, and particularly boost the trade volume, alongside cooperating in the reconstruction of terror-stricken areas in Turkey a... [Full Article...]

Las Vegas Shooter's Brother Bruce Paddock Arrested For Child Pornography

Las Vegas Shooter's Brother Bruce Paddock Arrested For Child Pornography Paddock is believed to have removed the hard drive before fatally shooting himself, and the missing device has not yet been recovered, sources told ABC News . "Paddock had been squatting inside the business and after his eviction, the evidence was discovered". Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, the patriarch of the family, also had a long history of crime. [Full Article...]

Cavs' LeBron James comments on Dwyane Wade going to bench

Cavs' LeBron James comments on Dwyane Wade going to bench For a guy who only averaged 8.5 points per game for his career, Lue sure does know what it's like to be a superstar in the league. Lue revealed that Wade preferred a line-up change after the team struggled to sustain offensive rhythm through the first three games. [Full Article...]

Melania Trump to address bullying in surprise trip to MI

Melania Trump to address bullying in surprise trip to MI Chicago - Donald Trump's detractors may label him one of the world's most powerful bullies, but that did not discourage America's first lady from championing the fight against bullying at a Detroit area school on Monday. "To think they would go this far & try & make us think its her on TV is mind blowing". The pair spent time at Orchard Lake Middle School in West Bloomfield Township, where t... [Full Article...]

It's Official, James Comey Is On Twitter

Gotta get back to writing. While Comey has not posted anything at all political, and doesn't seem to show any signs of doing such, today's tweet (image above) by the former FBI Director from that account all but confirmed he's the one behind it. [Full Article...]

Rs 2.11 lakh crore recapitalisation for banks to boost growth

Rs 2.11 lakh crore recapitalisation for banks to boost growth For last three years India has the been fastest growing major economy in the world, Jaitley said. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, along with economic affairs secretary Subhash Chandra Garg and finance secretary Ashok Lavasa, gave a presentation on the economic plan charted out by the government to put India on a higher-growth track. [Full Article...]

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on 'surprise' visit today

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on 'surprise' visit today He said Pakistan is looking forward to enhancing security and economic relations with the United States. "And we are looking forward to moving ahead with the USA and building a tremendous relationship", added Abbasi, who sat next to Bajwa. Political analyst Zahid Hussain said there may be little Islamabad can do at this point to convince the United States it is acting in good faith. [Full Article...]

Kid Rock says he is not running for Senate in MI

Kid Rock says he is not running for Senate in MI Kid Rock also announced on The Howard Stern Show a new, 2018 tour that will kick off January 19 in Nashville before wrapping up March 24 in Las Vegas. But the potential Senate bid was a stunt. "I$3 t's been the most creative thing I've ever done", he said. Debbie Stabenow , a Democrat and one of Michigan's two senators, is up for re-election for her fourth term in 2018. [Full Article...]

Egypt's police arrests 12 Hasm 'terrorists' in Fayoum

Egypt's police arrests 12 Hasm 'terrorists' in Fayoum A number of suspected terrorists were also killed in the October 20 battle, the Egyptian Interior Ministry said. Egyptian security forces have been battling an insurgency by Islamic State that was largely concentrated in the Sinai Peninsula but has in recent months extended to other parts of the country. [Full Article...]


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