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Russia's Lavrov heckled as Syria peace talks in Sochi crumble

Russia's Lavrov heckled as Syria peace talks in Sochi crumble About 1,600 delegates representing organizations approved by the Syrian government also participated in the conference. Coupled with the earlier reports that Moscow had threatened to apply military pressure against opposition groups refusing to attend the Sochi meeting, the heavy-handed presence of Moscow in the Sochi platform on Syria is all the more clearer. [Full Article...]

Shopian Firing: Army files counter FIR and says it was self defence

Shopian Firing: Army files counter FIR and says it was self defence Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on had said that when the government has already lodged an FIR against the Shopian murders, ordering a magisterial probe into the murders has confused the case . "Incidents like Shopian remind us that we can not afford confrontation at any level and there is an urgent need to engage in a meaningful dialogue at all levels, " she said. [Full Article...]

Police question Tariq Ramadan over sex abuse claims

Police question Tariq Ramadan over sex abuse claims He claims he is being targeted by "a campaign of slander clearly orchestrated by my longtime adversaries" and has filed a complaint for slander against Ayari. The United States barred him from the country for several years after the September 11, 2001 attacks, preventing him taking up an academic post there. [Full Article...]

Hamas leader Ismail Haniya added to USA 'terror list'

Hamas leader Ismail Haniya added to USA 'terror list' Since then, he has remained Hamas' leader in the Gaza Strip. Also known as Abu Abed, Haniya was born in Gaza's Shati refugee camp in January 1963 to parents who fled when Israel was created in 1948. Harakat al-Sabireen "is an Iranian backed terrorist group that was established in 2014" and "operates primarily in Gaza and the West Bank", the State Department said. [Full Article...]

More Russian sanctions to come, Mnuchin says

More Russian sanctions to come, Mnuchin says The "Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act" (CAATSA ), allows a whole litany of new sanctions against Russian Federation, though the State Department says they believe the act works well enough as a deterrent, and no sanctions are needed . [Full Article...]

Stormy Daniels I'm Blue in the Face ... Trump Affair Never Happened!

Stormy Daniels I'm Blue in the Face ... Trump Affair Never Happened! Melania Trump attended the State of the Union address Tuesday night. Kimmel makes the Trump doll pounce on it. "I'm not going to stand by him and neither should you". At one point, Kimmel turned to to his guest and said that if she didn't have a non-disclosure agreement, she could say she didn't have a non-disclosure agreement, but if she did have a non-disclosure agreement, she couldn'... [Full Article...]

Formula One abolishes 'gird girls' practice, say organisers Liberty Media

Formula One abolishes 'gird girls' practice, say organisers Liberty Media In a statement Wednesday Sean Bratches, Managing Director, Commercial Operations at Formula 1 said it was about bringing the sport into the present. A spokesperson from the British Boxing Board of Control told HuffPost UK they were unavailable to comment on the use of women models in boxing. Women's groups, however, backed the F1 decision. [Full Article...]

Kenyans take opposition leader's 'mock' inauguration literally with the "Swearing-in Challenge"

Kenyans take opposition leader's 'mock' inauguration literally with the Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i, in a gazette notice dated January 30, outlawed the movement as per the Prevention of Organised Crimes Act, 2010. Mr Odinga's supporters insist that he, not Mr Kenyatta, is Kenya's legitimate leader, and that Mr Kenyatta's election was neither free nor fair. ICYMI: These are photos that went viral after the swearing-in of President Kenyatta past year. [Full Article...]

'Person of interest' in Las Vegas massacre identified from court records

'Person of interest' in Las Vegas massacre identified from court records The official spoke anonymously because they weren't authorized to disclose case information. It's not clear if Haig could face charges related to the October 1 shooting. While the documents did not reveal any details about the suspects in the case, one of the pages revealed Haig's name. The shooting further shocked the world when investigators failed to find any sort of motive, even though there... [Full Article...]

India's top court seeks gov't response in Rohingya case

India's top court seeks gov't response in Rohingya case The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought the Centre's response on a plea that the BSF was stopping Rohingya refugees from entering India. He said the Centre would file its reply in 4 weeks to the plea that sought to give refugee children access to education and other facilities. [Full Article...]

Beyond the Weather: Super Blue Blood Moon

Beyond the Weather: Super Blue Blood Moon As per reports , NASA expects it to be 14% brighter than normal. For this, the eclipse that will occur on January 31st is also a blood moon . The blue moon of Wednesday, January 31, is part of a celestial phenomenon which will also see a supermoon and a blood moon in the night sky. [Full Article...]

Thousands 'swear in' Kenya opposition leader

Thousands 'swear in' Kenya opposition leader Kenya's opposition said it will "swear in" its leader Raila Odinga as an alternative president Tuesday despite the attorney general's warning that such a protest act challenging the official president will amount to treason. According to Nation Media Group's Managing Editor Linus Kaikai, in his capacity as the Kenya Editors' Guild Chairman, the directive threat was made at a meeting with select ... [Full Article...]

8-month-old battles for life after relative rapes her

8-month-old battles for life after relative rapes her The child's father, who works as a labourer was also informed. Soon after the incident on Sunday, the accused went missing, but was later apprehended on Monday, the police said . She saw blood stains on her daughter's clothes and informed her husband. The infant had undergone a three-hour-long operation on Monday and was shifted to a high dependency unit in a hospital here. [Full Article...]

Australia to become major arms exporter

Australia to become major arms exporter The new Defence Export Strategy features $3.8bn in finance to be offered to manufacturers looking to export arms - this will be facilitated through Efic, Australia's credit export agency. The Middle East, the Indo-Pacific region, Europe, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand have been targeted in the plan as areas where potential customers exist. [Full Article...]

Progressives, Trump Critics Plan Additional Responses to State of the Union

Progressives, Trump Critics Plan Additional Responses to State of the Union Before his first 2012 run for Congress, Kennedy worked as a MA prosecutor, served in the Peace Corps - founded by his great-uncle President Kennedy - and worked on the final election campaign of his great-uncle Senator Kennedy , who died in 2009. [Full Article...]

Pompeo: 'Of Course' Russians Will Attempt To Interfere In Midterms

Pompeo: 'Of Course' Russians Will Attempt To Interfere In Midterms The intelligence community concluded in a report released previous year that Russian Federation conducted a campaign aimed at helping President TrumpDonald John TrumpCynthia Nixon calls for Americans to "take to the streets" if Trump fires Mueller Trump declines to implement new Russian Federation sanctions Comey praises McCabe: He "stood tall" while "small people" tried to tear down the FBI MO... [Full Article...]

Teacher tells class U.S. service members are 'lowest of the low'

Camacho said he's removed Salcido from all council committees. He said deputies are also keeping an eye on the school, the councilman's neighborhood and the neighborhood of the young man who posted the video. "The data is in, we don't have a good military, ' Salcido says". He said he felt terrorized by his teacher's words. Salcido's upstart campaign failed, though according to a 2002 Los ... [Full Article...]

United States to Probe Apple Over Updates That Slow Older iPhones

United States to Probe Apple Over Updates That Slow Older iPhones A week earlier, an analyst predicted Apple would kill off the iPhone X when the second-generation model hits the market later this year. Worries about slumping iPhone X demand have sent Apple shares down almost 5 percent over the past week, showing how important investors think it is for Apple to continue to dominate the higher-end smartphone market. [Full Article...]

Iranian, Chinese Diplomats Discuss Syria in Sochi

Iranian, Chinese Diplomats Discuss Syria in Sochi Syria's National Dialogue Congress in Sochi convened on Tuesday, after news circulated about possibilities of cancelling the talks, following a few hours of delay due to disputes between UN Special envoy Staffan de Mistura on one side and Russian Federation and Turkey on the other. [Full Article...]

Exxon aims to triple Permian production to 600K boe/day by 2025

It has outperformed by 16.59% the S&P500. The institutional investor held 44 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3,000, down from 6,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. 182.82 million shares or 0.10% more from 182.63 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Robinson Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability Com stated it has 547,264 shares or 3.1% of all its holdings. [Full Article...]


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