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Chinese Auto Magnate Buys $9 Billion Stake in Daimler

Chinese Auto Magnate Buys $9 Billion Stake in Daimler Geely bought the struggling Volvo VOLVB -1 .31% auto brand in 2010 and invested more than $3 billion in a stake in Volvo AB , the separate truck maker, late previous year. A Stuttgart-based analyst told the financial news company that Geely could take advantage of Daimler's expertise in electric cars, while Daimler benefits from better access into the lucrative Chinese market. [Full Article...]

Russia's most advanced fighter arrives in Syria

Russia's most advanced fighter arrives in Syria This week, the Russian government admitted the nation suffered heavy casualties earlier this month in a Russian Foreign Ministry statement, saying "several dozen" Russians had been injured and an unspecified number died in USA airstrikes on February 7. [Full Article...]

Former Trump Campaign Associate Pleads Guilty in Russia Probe

Former Trump Campaign Associate Pleads Guilty in Russia Probe A spokesman told NPR on Thursday evening that Manafort "is innocent of the allegations set out in the newly filed indictments and he is confident that he will be acquitted of all charges". "I will better serve my family moving forward by exiting this process", Gates continued. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss details. [Full Article...]

Airstrikes continue to pound Eastern Ghouta ahead of United Nations vote

Airstrikes continue to pound Eastern Ghouta ahead of United Nations vote Sweden and Kuwait, and their council supporters, have been pressing for immediate action as deaths mount in a Syrian bombing campaign in the rebel-held suburbs of Damascus known as eastern Ghouta. The meeting, however, has already been delayed multiple times as negotiations continue over the wording of the draft resolution. The latest draft resolution says a cease-fire must be followed immediate... [Full Article...]

White House Considers Citing Russian Deaths as Sign of US Resolve

White House Considers Citing Russian Deaths as Sign of US Resolve The indictment notes that the Russians interfered in the election to undermine American democracy and elect Trump. Trump said in his tweet . It's no secret that Trump hasn't been happy with Attorney General Jeff Sessions since he recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation. [Full Article...]

Michael Gove Hints At Plastic Straw Ban Post-Brexit

Michael Gove Hints At Plastic Straw Ban Post-Brexit The UK uses an estimated 8.5 billion straws a year, and they are one of the most common items found during beach clean-ups. Top officials from Britain and the European Union traded Twitter barbs Friday over who would do most for the environment after Brexit, in a spat over proposals to ban plastic straws. [Full Article...]

David and Louise Turpin to make court appearance in captivity case

David and Louise Turpin to make court appearance in captivity case The Riverside County district attorney reportedly said that if the case goes to trial, the children are prepared to testify , according to CBS . David and Louise Turpin entered pleas Friday to three new charges of abuse. "That's a big deal, deciding what they're going to read, deciding what they're going to wear, these are all things that are decisions they make every day that are new and e... [Full Article...]

South Sudan court sentences former SANDF colonel to death

South Sudan court sentences former SANDF colonel to death South Sudan's government spokesman say it needs to "investigate the reality" of the UN's report because "most of those types of reports are cut and paste". An attempt at a ceasefire in late December was violated within hours. But no high-ranking officials have been held to account, despite African Union (AU) promises to establish a special court to try alleged crimes. [Full Article...]

Trump, Australia's Turnbull seek common ground on trade, China

Trump, Australia's Turnbull seek common ground on trade, China He said the rebooted Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement would achieve greater economic integration and was "structured so other countries can dock in" and plenty of countries, including the United Kingdom, had expressed interest. Australia has so far declined to do that. "We would love to have Australia involved and I think Australia wants us to stay involved". As an incentive, Turnbull w... [Full Article...]

I never said 'give teachers guns': Trump slams media

I never said 'give teachers guns': Trump slams media It's gonna be fast", said President Trump . Donald Trump explained that "gun-free zones" means "let's go in and let's attack because bullets aren't coming back at us" for the shooters. One student pressed US Senator Marco Rubio to reject future campaign funding from the National Rifle Association (NRA), a staunch opponent of gun control measures. [Full Article...]

Another NJ school shooting threat leads to charges against teen

Another NJ school shooting threat leads to charges against teen He added that police were maintaining a presence at the school as a precaution. "We understand that parents and students may be fearful and feel that they are doing the right thing by posting information they think may have validity", reads the message. [Full Article...]

18 killed as 2 blasts, gunfire rock Somalia's capital

18 killed as 2 blasts, gunfire rock Somalia's capital A vehicle rigged with explosives detonated in the Somalian capital minutes before the second explosion rattled the area; the blasts were followed by gunfire in the vicinity of the president's residence, according to local police. It has killed hundreds of civilians across East Africa and thousands of Somalis in a decade-long insurgency. Al Shabaab did not claim responsibility for that incident. [Full Article...]

Florida school shooting survivor's mother says her family is getting death threats

Florida school shooting survivor's mother says her family is getting death threats They're not going to scare us. Some conservatives have suggested that the teens are being used as political pawns, but the most vicious of the trolls go well beyond that, into personal attacks and baseless accusations. Parkland survivor Sarah Chadwick also had a take on the theory that David is not who he seems. Kelly tweeted later Tuesday that his comments were a mistake. [Full Article...]

Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics: Updated Medal Count and Remaining Schedule

Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics: Updated Medal Count and Remaining Schedule Gallant said staying focused on the game, rather than on the Olympics , has been central to the team's success. I wanted to use my sport and medicine perspective to explore how athletes optimize their performances. With the 30km classic mass start still to come, she has the flawless chance to do just that and provide PyeongChang 2018 with a grandstand finale. Kim's unprecedented combination of ... [Full Article...]

Man Arrested in Shooting of USPS Truck Driver in Dallas

Man Arrested in Shooting of USPS Truck Driver in Dallas The postal service had offered a $50-thousand dollar reward for information leading to an arrest. On Wednesday, a 25-year-old Texas driver was taken into custody for allegedly shooting a USPS employee who made a rude hand gesture towards him in traffic. [Full Article...]

European Union leaders meet ahead of budget discussions

European Union leaders meet ahead of budget discussions Take the issue of lead candidates - known in that Brussels bubble as Spitzenkandidaten . In practice, matters are more hard, since a recent study by the European Parliament points out that Brexit "does not just increase the financial burden for the EU 27, but also changes the distribution of that burden" between remaining member states. [Full Article...]

Borussia Dortmund: Michy Batshuayi slams Europa League racist abuse

Borussia Dortmund: Michy Batshuayi slams Europa League racist abuse Borussia Dortmund head coach Peter Stoger believes that facing Arsenal in the Europa League would be "curious and funny". However shortly after the win Batshuayi, on loan from Chelsea , tweeted accusing the Italian fans of racism. Arsenal held a 3-0 lead from their first leg with Ostersunds, but two first-half goals from the visitors put Arsene Wenger's side under pressure before Sead Kola... [Full Article...]

Husband of slain online 'mature hotties' exhibitionist charged with murder

Husband of slain online 'mature hotties' exhibitionist charged with murder Bond was set at $500,000, a jail log showed. The woman died of a head wound, police said during a news conference, but they wouldn't reveal the alleged weapon. Kat West sold suggestive photos of herself using her online persona "Kitty Kat West". Those pages linked to a subscription-only adult website through which she served clients online. [Full Article...]

Korda smokes Siam course with record 62, up four in Thailand

Korda smokes Siam course with record 62, up four in Thailand Defending Champion Amy Yang of South Korea is at 8 under. Among the other Thai competitors, Supamas Sangchan shot an impressive 69 on Friday but after an 82 on the opening day she was 7 over par. "Honestly I was just trying to get on the green, get myself a chance. It was a pretty cool round". She underwent jaw surgery on December 7 in Charlotte, N.C. [Full Article...]

Auto hits barrier near White House, placing White House on lockdown

Auto hits barrier near White House, placing White House on lockdown Her vehicle did not breach the security barrier of the White House and no officials were injured, they said. Images of the small white Chevrolet van, with a Tennessee number plate, showed that the back windscreens had been shattered. One witness has claimed on social media that "police fired shots" at the vehicle however that has been refuted by the Secret Service. Because of the visit of Aust... [Full Article...]


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