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Mike Pence's Self-Serving Trip to the Holy Land

Mike Pence informed that USA will move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem in 2019. The European Union has also expressed its support for continuing to seek a two-state solution in negotiations with Israel and the Palestinians with Jerusalem as a shared capital. [Full Article...]

NYC sues Big Pharma over opioid crisis

NYC sues Big Pharma over opioid crisis Chicago sued Big Pharma in 2014, and several other cities have followed suit or are considering doing so. The lawsuit names Purdue Pharmaceuticals, Teva Pharmaceuticals and Johnson & Johnson, to name a few. "More New Yorkers have died from opioid overdoses than auto crashes and homicides combined in recent years". The litigation, announced Tuesday , comes as other cities and states have filed... [Full Article...]

Philippine province halts work, flights amid heavy volcanic ashfall

Philippine province halts work, flights amid heavy volcanic ashfall Authorities told the wire service that more than 30,000 ash masks along with food, water and medicine are being distributed to evacuation centers, but that relief goods could run out if the eruptions continue and more supplies don't arrive on time. [Full Article...]

India centre of attraction for investment says FM Arun Jaitley

India centre of attraction for investment says FM Arun Jaitley The ASEAN leaders will be received at the Rashtrapati Bhavan to lunch with President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday. That Asean responded unanimously to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invitation to participate as a combined chief guest in such a seminal celebration reflects how much it, as a group, values India's rise. [Full Article...]

Crude oil futures jump to Rs. 4084 per barrel

Crude oil futures jump to Rs. 4084 per barrel The price of oil continued today to rise and was close to US$70 dollars a barrel, supported by forecasts of global economic expansion and production cuts led by OPEC. Dollar weakness typically encourages purchases of dollar-denominated commodities like crude oil. The Energy Information Administration also revealed that over the last month, crude oil imports averaged 7.9 million barrels per day... [Full Article...]

House Ethics panel is investigating Rep. Pat Meehan

House Ethics panel is investigating Rep. Pat Meehan He said he later sent the aide a congratulatory letter about her relationship so that he "didn't let that kind of thing which was growing just as a natural result of a relationship to step into a place that it ought not be". Following the publication of the Times story, House Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wisconsin, announced that he was removing Meehan from the House Ethics Committee . [Full Article...]

Elton John announces plans for global farewell tour

Elton John announces plans for global farewell tour The montage video said, "On August 25 1970 Elton John made his USA debut in a legendary six-night sold out run at West Hollywood's Troubadour". Tickets go on sale February 2. After the VR performance was over, the actual John sat behind his piano decked out in a tailored colorful coat and his trademark glasses to play " Tiny Dancer " and " I'm Still Standing ". [Full Article...]

Foiled ISIS plot triggers stricter TSA air cargo controls

Foiled ISIS plot triggers stricter TSA air cargo controls In its statement, the USA agency said it included these countries because of "demonstrated intent by terrorist groups to attack aviation from them". Australian Federal Police deputy commissioner Michael Phelan said at an August 2017 press conference that parts for the explosive device allegedly to be used in the plot were sent to Australia via air cargo flown by an unidentified carrier from Turk... [Full Article...]

United States warns Russian Federation on Syria chemical attack report

United States warns Russian Federation on Syria chemical attack report They discussed how best to "provide backing and some concrete reinforcement for United Nations efforts to advance the political process in Geneva, constitutional reform and the preparation for the holding of elections", ahead of a series of meetings on Syria , a senior US State Department official said , warning that "it's going to take time". [Full Article...]

School bus slides out of control on icy road

School bus slides out of control on icy road The sedan that collided with the bus was parked at an odd angle due to icy road conditions. It took out three mailboxes before crashing into the parked auto. She can be heard gasping and saying "Oh my goodness", in the video. The buses would wait on the side of the road in the meantime. After the crash, school buses were told to stay where they were until a few hours had passed and roads w... [Full Article...]

Flu cases top 40 in county so far this season

Flu cases top 40 in county so far this season The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) begins tracking flu the first week of October each year. Health officials said last week flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season had already peaked. Most dogs recover within two to three weeks however some dogs may develop a secondary infection that can lead to more severe illness and pneumonia. [Full Article...]

Facing whitewash, India bats first in final test in SAfrica

Facing whitewash, India bats first in final test in SAfrica This is just the start India would have wanted. Ahead of the Test match Virat Kohli admitted that his team will have to do a lot more with the bat, especially in building partnerships, if they were to have a chance of avoiding a 0-3 whitewash. [Full Article...]

Qatar backs Turkey's military action against Kurds

Qatar backs Turkey's military action against Kurds Turkish forces and their Syrian anti-Assad rebel allies began their push on Saturday to clear the north-western border enclave of Kurdish YPG fighters. Rising tensions between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies has caused condemnation from Washington. Turkey's air and ground offensive, now into its fourth day, is targeting US-backed Kurdish YPG fighters in Afrin , near the Tu... [Full Article...]

Venezuela's Maduro says ready to run for second term

Venezuela's Maduro says ready to run for second term Declaring any country a threat to national security is the first step in starting a USA sanctions program. Mismanagement and a recent drop in global oil prices have left it in a deepening economic and political crisis, marked by shortages of food and medicine. [Full Article...]

Strong quake rocks Jakarta, 6.4 magnitude: Government

Strong quake rocks Jakarta, 6.4 magnitude: Government We appeal to residents to not panic. There was no warning of any tsunami. The relatively shallow quake of magnitude 6 struck off Java, the US Geological Survey said, and authorities ruled out the risk of a tsunami. "We were in a auto and it felt like someone from outside shook our vehicle", Mr Hardi, a resident in Sukabumi, told Jakarta-based Elshinta radio. Lebak district of Banten province s... [Full Article...]

Three board members resign from USA Gymnastics amid scandal

Three board members resign from USA Gymnastics amid scandal Almost 100 women and girls who say Nassar abused them have given victim-impact statements at his sentencing so far, with almost 150 expected to speak before Ingham County Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina formally sentences Nassar to as long as 40 years in prison, NBC reports . [Full Article...]

Kentucky school shooting leaves 2 dead, several others wounded

Kentucky school shooting leaves 2 dead, several others wounded A boy died at a hospital. Kentucky State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the ATF are investigating the incident. The suspect has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and has a hearing set for January 24. [Full Article...]

China protests United States raising tariffs on solar products

China protests United States raising tariffs on solar products Installers say their costs will rise and jobs will be lost. "We've been pre-purchasing and reserving solar panels for future customers". A slowdown in the deployment of big, utility-scale clean energy projects would come at a time when the White House is promoting planet-warming fossil fuels like coal and backing away from global efforts to fight climate change. [Full Article...]

U.S. to Boost Strategic Cooperation With Indonesia: FM

U.S. to Boost Strategic Cooperation With Indonesia: FM Mattis noted the importance of the US-Indonesia partnership, recognizing that the two are like-minded partners with diverse populations who share a commitment to democracy, peace, and prosperity. -Indonesia relations, with several questions remaining among Indonesian policymakers about the direction of overall U.S. domestic and foreign policy as well as the implications for Jakarta and other Sou... [Full Article...]

Three skiers to represent Armenia in Winter Olympic Games 2018

Three skiers to represent Armenia in Winter Olympic Games 2018 South Korea made the offer after Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, proposed immediate talks over North Korea's inclusion in the games during his New Year speech. Despite increased tension and growing hostility in the region, an agreement has been reached in respect of North Korea's participation in the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea . [Full Article...]


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