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Cairo government awaits 'final verdict' in case of Uber and Careem suspension

Cairo government awaits 'final verdict' in case of Uber and Careem suspension The decision came after 42 local taxi drivers filed a lawsuit in 2017, in which they claimed both companies had been violating Egypt's traffic laws by using private cars for commercial purposes. "We are committed to work with all parties in the transport system, including the white taxis, to develop this sector in Egypt", he said. Uber started operations in Egypt in November 2014. [Full Article...]

Paul McCartney Pays Tribute to John Lennon at Rally

Paul McCartney Pays Tribute to John Lennon at Rally Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and their daughter, North, also participated in the march in Washington. One of my best friends was killed in gun violence right around here. At a rally in Los Angeles, comedian Amy Schumer, an outspoken gun-control advocate since a deadly 2015 shooting at a screening of her film "Trainwreck", pleaded for lawmakers to protect children from gun violence. [Full Article...]

President Trump Signs Omnibus

President Trump Signs Omnibus That shipped the 2,232-page package to the Senate. The omnibus spending bill would turn that proposal on its head, increasing funds for a number of offices Trump proposed to cut. The tweet came as a surprise for the Republican leaders in the Congress. House Speaker Paul Ryan called it a vote "to rebuild our military, secure our borders, and give our service members their largest pay ra... [Full Article...]

Enjoy the dry weather, storms return Sunday

Enjoy the dry weather, storms return Sunday It's a nice day to not only support your four-legged friends (it's National Puppy Day) but go outside and bask in the sunny goodness of the sunshine and warmer temperatures with your puppy. Lets get to the total snowfall accumulations. Wednesday should be nice with partly cloudy skies and then a little cooler and more cloudy weather could develop late next week. [Full Article...]

Catalan separatists fail to elect regional president

Catalan separatists fail to elect regional president Others to be charged with rebellion are former Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont (currently in exile in Belgium ) and his vice-president, Oriol Junqueras (who has been in preventive prison since November). Catalonia, a wealthy northeastern region, has been in political limbo since Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy took over Puigdemont's government after it unilaterally declared independenc... [Full Article...]

Trump move on tariffs sparks trade debate, concerns some local businesses

Trump move on tariffs sparks trade debate, concerns some local businesses Canada and Mexico have been given initial exemptions from the 25% steel and 10% aluminium tariffs. Lighthizer said . "So what he has made a decision to do is to pause the imposition of the tariffs with respect to those countries". The Bank of England warned Thursday that increased protectionism could have a "significant negative impact" on global growth. Following the news of U.S. [Full Article...]

Watchdog: Turkish-backed forces looting Afrin, Syria

Watchdog: Turkish-backed forces looting Afrin, Syria Turkey's military operation in Syria will target other Kurdish-held towns - and may even spill over into Iraq - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced just a day after pro-Turkish forces seized Afrin. "She wanted to prevent that from being stamped out, which Turkey and Syria are trying to do". But it is also ferociously opposed to the YPG and wants to block the Kurdish militia from conso... [Full Article...]

More US military sales to Saudi Arabia as Trumps welcomes crown prince

More US military sales to Saudi Arabia as Trumps welcomes crown prince That relationship worsened under Mr. Obama when he signed the Iran deal in 2015 over opposition from the Saudis, who are adversaries of Iran. After bin Salman ousted then-Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef and started to consolidate his power past year, Trump's PDB reportedly "contained information on Saudi Arabia's evolving political situation, including a handful of names of royal fam... [Full Article...]

Schumer expresses concern over Bolton appointment

Bolton has also expressed disdain for a two-state solution, telling Breitbart Radio that "the two-state solution is dead". In a series of tweets over the past month, he has called for the USA to strengthen its allies in Central and Eastern Europe against alleged Russian cyber war; a strategic response to new Russian nuclear missiles to show "we will not let Russia push the United States and i... [Full Article...]

Sarkozy, former Min held for police questioning; for Libyan funding case

Sarkozy, former Min held for police questioning; for Libyan funding case Investigators questioned Sarkozy, who served as France's rightwing president from 2007 to 2012, on Tuesday morning at a police station in Nanterre in northwest Paris . The 63-year-old was arrested in Paris over claims he received kickbacks in 2007 to fund the election campaign that took him to power for five years. [Full Article...]

Gymnast Mimi Cesar excited for Commonwealth Games

Gymnast Mimi Cesar excited for Commonwealth Games We called these as extra officials but in fact these are not extra officials. The new development could mean that all the 21 "extra officials" named in the list of Indian contingent circulated on Thursday could be cleared by the ministry to go to Gold Coast at no cost to the government. [Full Article...]

Iowa family of 4 missing after vacationing in Mexico

Iowa family of 4 missing after vacationing in Mexico Autopsies are being conducted in Mexico, and local reports say investigations are being made into the possibility of food poisoning or a gas leak in the apartment. "Thank you for all the posts, shares, and kind words". "We are extremely anxious and hope they are found soon or can contact their family", she added. [Full Article...]

'March For Our Lives' Event Planned In Nashville

'March For Our Lives' Event Planned In Nashville WKYC will be offering full coverage on our morning, evening, and late night newscasts, including live from Washington with reporter Jasmine Monroe and students and teachers who traveled there from schools in our area. Gun control doesn't mean taking guns away, Nora noted. Many greeted them as they wore their school colors. In Los Angeles, celebrities including Amy Schumer , Yara Shahidi , ... [Full Article...]

Damascus' Harasta city empty of rebels with last batch leaving

Damascus' Harasta city empty of rebels with last batch leaving The air and ground assault, which escalated February 18, has seen the once- sprawling territory at the edge of the capital shrink to three disconnected rebel-held islands. No cease-fire has been reached in Douma, the largest town in eastern Ghouta . In February, a concerted military offensive, backed by Russian airstrikes, squeezed the rebels and civilians in the area under an intense bombing... [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Approves $1B Arms Sale To Saudi Arabia

Trump Administration Approves $1B Arms Sale To Saudi Arabia Almost 10,000 people have since been killed, triggering what the United Nations has called the world's worst humanitarian crisis. The two leaders said they look forward to deepening the U.S. Salman told the United Arab Emirates crown prince about the meeting with Kushner, bragging that he had Kushner "in his pocket", The Intercept reported, citing "a source who talks frequently to confidants o... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Sticks With Ban On Most Transgender Troops

Donald Trump Sticks With Ban On Most Transgender Troops Mattis' February memo cites 8,980 service members who identify as transgender, "and yet there are now only 937 active duty Service members who have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria since June 30, 2016". This decision is an insult to our courageous transgender service members and all who wear United States uniform, said the Democratic Party. "We, along with our sibling organizations, moved ... [Full Article...]

Nicolas Sarkozy faces formal investigation over alleged Libya funding

Nicolas Sarkozy faces formal investigation over alleged Libya funding The official said Sarkozy is suspected of accepting illicit funding from the regime of Qadhafi for his 2007 campaign that made him president. The allegations were first made in March 2011, when the son of the Libyan dictator, Saif Al Islam, demanded the return of Libyan money that he claimed was used to bankroll Mr Sarkozy's campaign. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump offered me money after sexual encounter: Former Playboy model

Donald Trump offered me money after sexual encounter: Former Playboy model During an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper that aired Thursday night, McDougal said Trump tried to pay her after their first sexual tryst at a bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2006 . "He would call me baby or he would call me attractive Karen". "Why would I want to damage him?" American Media, Inc .'s chief executive, David Pecker , is known for his support of Trump . [Full Article...]

Koreas, US end '1.5-track' talks

Koreas, US end '1.5-track' talks Cho and Ri met at Panmunjom on January 9 to hold the two Koreas' first formal talks in more than two years to discuss the North's participation in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics and ways to improve bilateral ties. The inter-Korean summit is due to be followed by a face-to-face meeting between US President Donald Trump and Kim by the end of May. -North Korean summit, which would be a first, high... [Full Article...]

Oil rises to 3-wk high on Middle East tensions, Venezuela concerns

Oil rises to 3-wk high on Middle East tensions, Venezuela concerns The American Petroleum Institute (API) reported a draw of 2.739 million barrels of USA crude oil inventories for the week ending March 16. Note: The news says an anticipation of 2.556-M bbl in Crude Oil inventories, a discrepancy of over 5-M bbl. [Full Article...]


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