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Trump honors memory of Otto Warmbier in State of the Union Address

Trump honors memory of Otto Warmbier in State of the Union Address The retired General then went on to explain why it is perhaps likely North Korea will jeopardise its "goodwill" negotiation tactic. The article claims: "On July 15, 1957, the U.S. The BBC asked Pompeo about the fiery and belittling rhetoric Trump used when discussing Kim. U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said in an interview Monday that the United States is waiting for a sustained hiatus in North ... [Full Article...]

Why Hawaii official sparked global panic with false missile alert

Why Hawaii official sparked global panic with false missile alert This follows the official report into the debacle which revealed the unidentified staff member genuinely thought Hawaii was under attack and issued it in panic. They should require two people on duty to greenlight an alert before it goes out to make sure they both heard the same thing from Pacific Command. According to the FCC, the agency has stopped ballistic missile defense drills until ... [Full Article...]

United Nations envoy arrives in Sochi to attend Syria dialogue talks

United Nations envoy arrives in Sochi to attend Syria dialogue talks Russia, Iran and Turkey hoped the talks in Sochi could compensate for lack of progress in UN-brokered talks to end Syria's seven-year war. The talks are already being boycotted by the Syrian opposition and the Kurds. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said over the weekend that he would send his Syria peace negotiator to Sochi after receiving assurances the conference would not seek to sidelin... [Full Article...]

GST, note ban to push tax revenue higher: Economic Survey

GST, note ban to push tax revenue higher: Economic Survey At the same time, factors like persistently high oil prices, elevated asset prices, and high real interest rates could continue to impart uncertainty and warrant policy watchfulness. According to the survey, the logistics industry is worth more than $160 billion and has grown at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.8 per cent during the last five years. [Full Article...]

Paris remains on high alert as Seine continues to rise

Paris remains on high alert as Seine continues to rise But in smaller towns along the river, our correspondent adds, shoppers and commuters have been punting boats along flooded streets. The Seine river which runs through Paris reached the peak level of 5.84 meters overnight, below 2016 flooding record. [Full Article...]

Apple reportedly cutting iPhone X orders in half due to slow sales

Apple reportedly cutting iPhone X orders in half due to slow sales What is perhaps the most exciting for a number of people is that the phones are predicted to have a lower starting price between $700 and $800, for the USA market at least. The report added to growing concerns about weak sales of the US$999 phone, making investors jittery about the company's financial outlook when it reports first-quarter results on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Twitter Erupts as Hillary Clinton Mocks Trump During Surprise Grammys Appearance

Twitter Erupts as Hillary Clinton Mocks Trump During Surprise Grammys Appearance After "auditioning" a long line of potential narrators - including Cher , Snoop Dogg , Cardi B , John Legend and DJ Khaled who simply couldn't get it right - Corden throws to one last candidate: Clinton . "The Grammy is in the bag?" she said. It was one of the biggest surprises of the night. In response, United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley tweeted on Sunday... [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia: the Billionaire Prince Al-Walid ben Talal Released

Saudi Arabia: the Billionaire Prince Al-Walid ben Talal Released A Gulf banker who deals with Saudi Arabia told Reuters the authorities are keen to conclude the probe, partly because foreign investors are concerned their assets or their local business partners could be targeted in the wide-ranging crackdown. [Full Article...]

Explosions, gunfire heard near military academy in Kabul

Explosions, gunfire heard near military academy in Kabul The security forces have shut down the area of the shootout. Defence ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said three attackers have been killed while one is arrested even as the fighting continues. Attacks have also increased recently in Kabul . The Taliban claimed responsibility for Saturday's attack that saw at least 103 killed when an explosion-packed ambulance drove through a checkpoint. [Full Article...]

Several killed in clashes in Yemen's southern city Aden

Several killed in clashes in Yemen's southern city Aden Heavy clashes have erupted in Yemen , between Saudi-backed government forces and separatists allied with the United Arab Emirates, in the port city of Aden , AP reports. The separatist takeover on Sunday in the interim capital threw war-torn Yemen into further chaos, sparking warnings of a "coup" from the embattled government. [Full Article...]

Trump to visit United Kingdom, says Brits 'love me'

During the interview, Morgan pressed Trump to offer an apology for his November retweets of three inflammatory videos posted by the deputy leader of ultra-nationalist political group Britain First, purportedly showing Muslims assaulting people and, in one video, smashing a statue of the Virgin Mary. [Full Article...]

Mumbai MRI death: Metal inside an MRI room is a unsafe combination

Mumbai MRI death: Metal inside an MRI room is a unsafe combination Police on Sunday arrested Chavan, the attending doctor Siddhant Shah and ward attendant Sunita Surve in connection with the death, according to the New Indian Express . Ramesh Bharmal, the dean of the hospital, told AFP that an investigation had been launched to determine the exact cause of death, adding CCTV footage of the incident had been handed over to police. [Full Article...]

Democrat Joe Kennedy to respond to Trump's union speech

Democrat Joe Kennedy to respond to Trump's union speech House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer made the announcement in a statement Thursday night. "From healthcare to economic justice to civil rights, the Democratic agenda stands in powerful contrast to President Trump's broken promises to American families ", Kennedy told the Boston Globe. [Full Article...]

Searchers find body believed to be missing NC boy, Federal Bureau of Investigation says

Searchers find body believed to be missing NC boy, Federal Bureau of Investigation says The FBI says Raul's family was notified but the Scotland County Medical Examiner's Office still has to confirm the identity and cause of death. On Thursday, crews looked in a pond near the family's home because K9 units led them there. He was last seen wearing a white-and-orange tiger-striped shirt with tigers on it and white trousers with rocket ships printed on them. The neighbor reportedly said... [Full Article...]

President of Kyrgyzstan condoles with South Korea over deadly Miryang hospital fire

President of Kyrgyzstan condoles with South Korea over deadly Miryang hospital fire The fire at Sejong Hospital in the city of Miryang killed 31 people and injured 81, 14 of them in critical condition, the state-run National Fire Agency said. Hospital director Son Gyeong-cheol admitted there was no sprinkler system in the building. Around 200 people were in the building when the fire broke out, police said. [Full Article...]

SpaceX Completes Falcon Heavy Initial Static Fire Test

SpaceX Completes Falcon Heavy Initial Static Fire Test As stated numerous times a year ago, the ability for SpaceX to have two operational launch pads at its Florida launch location greatly aids the company's ability to process multiple rockets in separate flows - as is being seen now with the Falcon Heavy undergoing preparations for its maiden launch from LC-39A while neighboring SLC-40 launches satellites for SpaceX's other customers. [Full Article...]

Snow possible Monday in NJ after weekend weather in the 50s

Snow possible Monday in NJ after weekend weather in the 50s East wind 5 to 10 miles per hour, gusts near 15 miles per hour. Saturday: A 40% chance of snow, Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30°. A few tenths of an inch of rain is possible and a couple rumbles of thunder may be heard. Sunday will begin with mostly cloudy skies and end with partly cloudy skies and a gradual clearing continues. South wind 15 to 17 miles per hour. [Full Article...]

Missing monkeys: Primates escape zoo, police on the hunt

Missing monkeys: Primates escape zoo, police on the hunt Three baboons are still on the loose after around 50 escaped from their enclosure in Paris's main zoo on Friday, forcing wardens to evacuate visitors while order was restored, the zoo said. Zoo staff and police battled to get all of the monkeys rounded up, with one policemen telling Le Parisien: "They can be unsafe. They mustn't get out of the park", the officer added. [Full Article...]

Paris braces for floods as Seine river continues to swell

Paris braces for floods as Seine river continues to swell The deluge has been dubbed "the flood of the century" by many on social media. The river, which burst its banks on Tuesday , reached 5.6m (18ft) high on Friday morning at the Austerlitz bridge in eastern Paris . The rising Seine is spilling into the streets and wreaking havoc on the city after almost a week of heavy rainfall in Paris . The current flood has a long way to go to beat the record... [Full Article...]

Syrian Opposition Plans Boycott Of Russia's 'Peace Congress'

Syrian Opposition Plans Boycott Of Russia's 'Peace Congress' The United States, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Britain and France have put forward a proposal that would involve strengthening the role of Syria's prime minister - at the expense of Assad's authority, according to a leaked document circulated online. [Full Article...]


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