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Ruble plunges for 2nd day following United States sanctions

Ruble plunges for 2nd day following United States sanctions A senior administration official told CNN that the White House is now working on a whole of government response to follow up on recent sanctions and other punitive measures levied against Russia, consulting different agencies tracking Russian aggression in the run up to the November midterm elections, including the Department of Homeland Security, FBI, and the rest of the intelligence community. [Full Article...]

Azerbaijan's Aliyev Eyes Fourth Term in Presidential Election

Azerbaijan's Aliyev Eyes Fourth Term in Presidential Election On February 5, Aliyev announced he was bringing forward the date of the vote to April 11 from October 17, a move his government said was necessary to avoid presidential and parliamentary elections clashing in 2025. The former Soviet republic's huge energy reserves and strategic location on the Caspian Sea make it an important alternative for Europe to Russian oil and gas. [Full Article...]

UNSC rejects Russian resolution on use of chemical weapons in Syria

UNSC rejects Russian resolution on use of chemical weapons in Syria He said the draft would have been an attempt to recreate the Joint Investigative Mechanism whose mandate had not been renewed in late 2017 which had become a puppet of anti-Damascus forces and shamed itself by rendering a guilty verdict against a sovereign State with no evidence. [Full Article...]

Russia Blocks US Syria Resolution At UN

Russia Blocks US Syria Resolution At UN Trump said Wednesday that missiles "will be coming" in response to Syria's suspected chemical attack , adding " Get ready Russian Federation, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!' ". According to the USA official, one option being considered is striking at the Assad regime's command and control headquarters for the Syrian military. [Full Article...]

Forecast: Cool today, warmer Tuesday through Thursday in metro area

Forecast: Cool today, warmer Tuesday through Thursday in metro area High: Mid 60s - near 70 degrees. Readings are back into the middle to upper 70s. Mostly cloudy with a little snow, mainly late. Starting on Thursday night , we could see some rain and thunderstorms move into the region and that will still be in the forecast on Friday . [Full Article...]

Mama Winnie's memorial service underway at Orlando Stadium

Mama Winnie's memorial service underway at Orlando Stadium Madikizela-Mandela was married to Nelson Mandela for 38 years, including the 27 years he was imprisoned on an island near Cape Town. Many South Africans, like struggle veteran Kingsley Makhubela, regard Madikizela-Mandela as a maternal figure. [Full Article...]

Netflix (NFLX) Given a $328.00 Price Target at JPMorgan Chase

Netflix (NFLX) Given a $328.00 Price Target at JPMorgan Chase Its up 0.19, from 1.12 in 2017Q3. It also reduced its holding in Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX) by 171,935 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 26,400 shares, and cut its stake in Becton Dickinson & Co (NYSE:BDX). Productivity proportions: Investigating the productivity proportions of Netflix, Inc . stock, the speculator will discover its ROE, ROA, ROI remaining at 17.2%, 3.3%, and 9.8%, individ... [Full Article...]

Missiles, drones from Yemen 'intercepted' over Saudi Arabia

Missiles, drones from Yemen 'intercepted' over Saudi Arabia Meanwhile, the Saudi coalition fighting the Houthis in Yemen said its air defences shot down two unmanned drones in the south of the country. The Royal Saudi Air Defense intercepted at least one ballistic missile over Riyadh on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

US, Russia step up warnings ahead of possible Syria strike

US, Russia step up warnings ahead of possible Syria strike The Foreign Ministry in Damascus denounced President Donald Trump's threat to attack the country as "reckless" and a danger to worldwide peace and security. A day earlier, May had said Britain was still assessing who was responsible . In April 2017, as he contemplated a strike in Syria, Trump said, "One of the things I think you've noticed about me is: Militarily, I don't like to say where I'm ... [Full Article...]

FBI Raids Trump Lawyer's Office, Trump Says It's A 'Disgraceful Witch-Hunt'

FBI Raids Trump Lawyer's Office, Trump Says It's A 'Disgraceful Witch-Hunt' MARTIN: Let me ask you, in seconds remaining, what does it mean that this raid originated from special counsel Robert Mueller , but it was an order actually executed by the US attorney's office in NY and not the Mueller investigation? But his association with me does not and should not shield him from the workings of the law. [Full Article...]

Texas governor says Guard impact 'meaningful'

Texas governor says Guard impact 'meaningful' There is no end date for the deployment. The Republican on Tuesday reiterated plans to put more than 1,000 National Guard members into action. President George W. SC sent troops to the border during Operation Jump Start, the border deployment ordered by Bush in 2006. He says he hasn't gotten the call yet but so far the Texas Military Department has already deployed 250 personnel and su... [Full Article...]

Putin warns against provocation, speculation on alleged chemical attack in Syria

Putin warns against provocation, speculation on alleged chemical attack in Syria The White House announced that Trump canceled what was to be his first-ever trip to Latin America as USA president to focus on Syria instead. Trump has promised a "forceful" response to the alleged attack. Chemical weapons inspectors are preparing to head to Syria to find out, though their schedule is still unknown. The estimates of how many people died in the suspected chemical attack ra... [Full Article...]

Indonesian police vow crackdown — Made alcohol

Indonesian police vow crackdown — Made alcohol As many as 82 of the deaths took place in West Java and Jakarta, while the other cases were in South Kalimantan and other regions, Deputy National Police Chief Muhammad Syafruddin said. They also found other ingredients such as soft drinks, syrup, and energy drinks in the liquor samples as well. Police say they will crackdown on producers and distributors in a bid to put a stop to a black market... [Full Article...]

Trumps Has Removed Chad From His Travel Ban List

Trumps Has Removed Chad From His Travel Ban List The decision on Tuesday (April 10) was made nearly exactly a month after former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited the country as part of his five-nation trip to Africa in March. Just a few weeks after the September announcement, Chad removed hundreds of troops sent to neighboring Niger to assist with the fight against the Nigerian Islamic extremist group Boko Haram. [Full Article...]

Trump Cancels South America Trip As US Mulls Military Action In Syria

Trump Cancels South America Trip As US Mulls Military Action In Syria The Syrian government launched an air and ground assault on Douma, the last rebel-held town in the eastern Ghouta district, on Friday. A second Russian resolution that only supported the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons fact-finding mission in Syria also failed to pass. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation vetoes United States draft at Security Council

Russian Federation vetoes United States draft at Security Council The French president does not need parliamentary permission to launch a military operation. Mr Nebenzia accused the United States of "planting this resolution" as a "pretext" to justify military action. Peskov also said that Russian Federation has not given up on diplomatic efforts regarding Syria . It was not immediately clear whether that visit would delay or avert USA or allied military acti... [Full Article...]

Israel blamed for Syria missile strike; 14 reported killed

Israel blamed for Syria missile strike; 14 reported killed The base, which was used as a launching pad for counter offensive attacks against the fighters of the militant Islamic State group who were at one point stationed close by, is near the Shayrat air base, which was targeted by USA missiles previous year in response to a chemical weapons attack . [Full Article...]

Why this university student is copping 'online hate' for her graduation photo

Why this university student is copping 'online hate' for her graduation photo A college student's graduation photo in featuring her presenting a concealed handgun has elicited strong reactions from online commenters. To celebrate her upcoming graduation from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Brenna Spencer posed for a graduation photo shoot promoting two things she holds dear to her heart - President Trump, and guns. [Full Article...]

Time to move on from Oscar Pistorius

Time to move on from Oscar Pistorius But the court ruled that "the application for leave to appeal is dismissed" as it was not a constitutional matter. "We have always contended as the NPA that their leave to appeal has no prospects of success, and the Constitutional Court has just confirmed that", said NPA spokesman Luvuyo Mfaku, The UK Sun reports . [Full Article...]

Russian Retailers Warned of Price Increase After Ruble Tumbles

Russian Retailers Warned of Price Increase After Ruble Tumbles Russian U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said Washington's decision to put forward its resolution could be a prelude to a Western strike on Syria . China supported both the Russian resolutions. Trump spoke by phone with British Prime Minister Theresa May. The US-drafted United Nations resolution would have established a new body to determine whether Syria was responsible for a suspected chem... [Full Article...]


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