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On third day of shutdown, Trump lashes out at Democrats

On third day of shutdown, Trump lashes out at Democrats If the government is open, "it would be my intention to proceed to legislation that would address DACA , border security , and related issues", McConnell said on the Senate floor, referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ) program that prevents the deportation of young immigrants, a key demand of Democrats. [Full Article...]

Women's marches organizers hope to keep building momentum

Women's marches organizers hope to keep building momentum In Chicago, local media reported that 300,000 women and their male supporters took to the street, while New York City saw 200,000 people demonstrating, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio . The protest rally in Washington took place just hours after the shutdown of the federal government that began at midnight, and was reportedly planned to revive the activism and civic participation sparked ... [Full Article...]

Russians to get 'neutral' gray, red uniforms for Olympics

Russians to get 'neutral' gray, red uniforms for Olympics Viktor Ahn has reportedly been ruled out of competing at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics after being implicated in the McLaren Report, with fellow speed skaters on the Russian team also banned. Russia's deputy prime minister responsible for sport Vitaly Mutko - also suspended for life by the International Olympic Committee over his role in the doping scandal - said last week that he believed ... [Full Article...]

Crude oil returns to growth after promises for extension of OPEC+ cooperation

Crude oil returns to growth after promises for extension of OPEC+ cooperation Since the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), along with Non-OPEC members such as Russian Federation, chose to extend the production cuts of 1.8 million barrels of oil per day (bpd) in November 2017, Brent crude oil prices have gone up nearly 10% and are now trading close to $70 per barrel. [Full Article...]

White House: Senators who say Trump is unclear are 'not paying attention'

White House: Senators who say Trump is unclear are 'not paying attention' As the clock ticked down to midnight last Friday night, it became apparent that the government shutdown was going to become a reality [VIDEO ]. Democrats are refusing to fund the government unless Republicans agree to protect some 700,000 immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. [Full Article...]

Abbas wins European Union backing for Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem

Abbas wins European Union backing for Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem Before Israel, Pence has visited Egypt and Jordan on the trip. " Jerusalem is Israel's capital - and, as such, President Trump has directed the State Department to begin initial preparations to move our embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem ", Pence told the lawmakers, vowing that the "United States Embassy will open before the end of next year". [Full Article...]

White House doctor hands Trump top marks for mental cognition

White House doctor hands Trump top marks for mental cognition Donald Trump has shown no abnormal signs following a cognitive test and is in " excellent " health , the White House physician said , January 16, after the 71-year-old President underwent his first medical check-up amidst speculation about his mental abilities, writes Lalit K. [Full Article...]

Several dead as gunmen attack top Kabul hotel, take hostages

Several dead as gunmen attack top Kabul hotel, take hostages Afghan interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said details of the raid, which came days after a U.S. embassy warning of possible attacks on hotels in the capital, were unclear. Editor's Note: This analysis has been updated to specify that the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul is no longer part of the global chain by the same name. [Full Article...]

South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges Under Cyber-attack By North Korean Hackers

South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges Under Cyber-attack By North Korean Hackers And although members of the self-styled cryptocurrency "community" are likely to dismiss the impact of new rules, it nonetheless weighs on the market. Cryptocurrency exchanges will face a 22 percent tax on corporate profits and an additional 2.2 percent local income tax. According to the source, lenders will be obliged to check whether crypto exchanges comply with the requirement. [Full Article...]

USA government shutdown: what is behind the stalemate?

USA government shutdown: what is behind the stalemate? Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said negotiations were still underway late into the night, with a vote to break a Democratic filibuster on a short-term funding bill scheduled for noon Monday. [Full Article...]

Pawan Kalyan Starts With Thumbs Up to KCR in Telangana

Pawan Kalyan Starts With Thumbs Up to KCR in Telangana On the cash-for-vote scandal, he said he chose not to react, because he did not want to complicate the issue. "Our party is very strong in the State and enjoys public support always and won several elections so far", he claimed. He announced that his party would contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Later, I will go to Ongole in Prakasam district to interact with th... [Full Article...]

Abbas urges EU countries to 'swiftly' recognise state of Palestine

Abbas urges EU countries to 'swiftly' recognise state of Palestine The US vice president met with Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu but was snubbed by the Palestinian President, angry about Donald Trump's controversial recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. The move has been condemned by the Palestinians, their Arab allies, and much of the broader diplomatic community, who say the status of the city should be decided in future peace n... [Full Article...]

New Trump Book Could Cause More Damage Than 'Fire and Fury — WashPost

New Trump Book Could Cause More Damage Than 'Fire and Fury — WashPost Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon once ripped Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpTrump's first year in office was the year of the woman U.S. "My daughter loves me as a dad.You love your dad. I get that. But you're just another staffer who doesn't know what you're doing". "Baby, I think Steve's right here", Trump reportedly told the first daughter. [Full Article...]

Turkish soldier killed in Syria operation

Turkish soldier killed in Syria operation Turkey's incursion is one reason - and the US decision to stay in Syria after the defeat of Islamic State is another. The operation, with Turkish war planes and artillery backing a major ground incursion involving Ankara-backed Syrian rebels and Turkish tanks, aims to oust the People's Protection Units (YPG) militia from its Afrin enclave. [Full Article...]

India eyeing at boosting economic engagement with global community at WEF Davos

India eyeing at boosting economic engagement with global community at WEF Davos The list includes Airbus group CEO Dirk Hoke, BAE Systems chairman Roger Carr, IBM chairman, president and CEO Ginni Rometty and Carlyle Group co-founder and co-CEO David Rubenstein. During his visit, Mr Modi will interact with the top global business leaders. Talks to step up cooperation in the area of space between the two sides will also be on the agenda during Trudeaus visit. [Full Article...]

Tillerson says United States 'concerned' about Turkish offensive against Kurdish allies in Syria

Tillerson says United States 'concerned' about Turkish offensive against Kurdish allies in Syria It showed columns of tanks on the move. On Sunday, January 21, the States urged Turkey (a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally) to "exercise restraint" as Reuters reports, regarding the military operations they have engaged in, in northwestern Syria -in the district of Afrin- in order to keep Kurdish militia stationed at the border (with Turkey ) and backed by the US under control. [Full Article...]

Korean inspection team in Seoul

Korean inspection team in Seoul Another team will visit the South this week to check logistics for North Korean athletes, while Seoul will send its own officials to the North's ski resort to inspect the venue. Officials from both Korea's used a cross-border hotline to reschedule the visit. The delegation included Hyon Song-wol, who heads North Korea's famous Morangbong Band, a patriotic troupe which sings jaunty, electro... [Full Article...]

Republicans, Democrats reach deal to end USA govt shutdown

Republicans, Democrats reach deal to end USA govt shutdown Senate Democrats paved the way for the deal ahead of a noon vote on a key procedural measure that needed their support to end the funding impasse. Congress sped toward reopening the government Monday, as Senate Democrats dropped their objections to a temporary funding bill in return for assurances from Republicans leaders that they will soon take up immigration and other contentious issues. [Full Article...]

Pep Guardiola Cites '96 Newcastle Title Collapse In Warning To Man City

Pep Guardiola Cites '96 Newcastle Title Collapse In Warning To Man City The Argentine centre forward was on the end of a sublime cross into the penalty area by Kevin de Bruyne and scored with a deft header which beat the Magpies shot-stopper Karl Darlow at his far post. "He's more of a winger, No. 10, but we are not going to buy a striker". "Maybe it was a historical game, it could be the only one they lose in the entire season", Klopp said. [Full Article...]

Pope Francis surprised by Peruvians' faith

Pope Francis surprised by Peruvians' faith Francis reopened the wounds of the scandal in 2015 when he named Barros, a protege of Karadima, as bishop of the southern diocese of Osorno. Speaking to reporters on Sunday, the pope said he regretted using the word "proof", since it was "not the best word to use to approach a wounded heart", Catholic News Service reported . [Full Article...]


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