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Prosecutors Call for Arrest of Former South Korean President Lee

Prosecutors Call for Arrest of Former South Korean President Lee He is suspected of exerting power through government agencies to help a DAS lawsuit in the USA which was filed to recoup the company's investment, and of moving classified state documents to DAS' warehouse. A prosecutor said "nothing has been decided", which is usually code for yes. The office of Lee's aide released a statement later and refused to accept the prosecution's move. [Full Article...]

Alia Bhatt injured on Brahmastra set

Alia Bhatt injured on Brahmastra set However, the actress injured her shoulder while shooting for an action sequence just two days later, and is now wearing a sling, reports Mumbai Mirror . Currently, it is needed that Alia should recover soon and start the shooting. She is in a lot of pain. "Her right arm is bandaged and held up in a sling, so she can't exert it or her shoulder for the next 15 days", said a source. [Full Article...]

Abbas calls USA ambassador to Israel a 'son of a bitch'

Abbas calls USA ambassador to Israel a 'son of a bitch' Is that anti-Semitism or political discourse? He said he will not wait for Hamas' investigation into the assassination attempt "because we know that they, Hamas, are behind it", adding that assassinations are not new to Hamas, whose history is full of similar acts, warning that the attempt will not go without reaction. [Full Article...]

Nikki Haley Condemns Russia Over Spy Poisoning, Urges UN Action

Nikki Haley Condemns Russia Over Spy Poisoning, Urges UN Action Mrs Haley's words come on the same day Mrs May announced that 23 Russian diplomats were being expelled in retaliation. The envoy said ex-spy Sergei Skripal was no longer any threat to Russian Federation. She said the U.S. will stop complaining about Russia "if the Russian government stopped using chemical weapons to assassinate its enemies, and if the Russian government stopped helping its Syria... [Full Article...]

Putin pledges to reduce Russian Federation military spending this year

Putin pledges to reduce Russian Federation military spending this year The Kremlin pushed for high participation to give greater legitimacy to a fourth term for Mr Putin, who is already Russia's longest-serving leader since Joseph Stalin. His most vocal opponent, anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny , was barred from running. Turnout, at 67.5 percent, was below the 70 percent goal the Kremlin set for itself, even though authorities raised the total with ballo... [Full Article...]

Madison Investment Holdings Inc

Madison Investment Holdings Inc The company's 3-months average volume stands at 1.82 million. Calton & Associates Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Automatic Data Processing in the 4th quarter valued at $118,000. Equities analysts predict that Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP) will report $3.66 billion in sales for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. [Full Article...]

Ex-French President Sarkozy taken into police custody

Ex-French President Sarkozy taken into police custody Sarkozy has been under investigation since 2013 over claims that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's regime secretly gave him €50 million ($61.7 million) for the 2007 campaign. In April 2012, the investigative website Mediapart published a document it said was signed by a senior Libyan figure stating the regime approved a payment of €50m to "support" Sarkozy's election campaign. [Full Article...]

Erdogan Vows to Extend Offensive to East Syria, North Iraq

Erdogan Vows to Extend Offensive to East Syria, North Iraq Over the previous 48 hours, Turkish forces and Turkish-backed Syrian Arab fighters have surged into the city in northwest Turkey, once defended by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia. Those areas are controlled by US-backed Syrian Kurdish forces, and United States troops are stationed there. "Then we see how important is Manbij to the USA, when foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu sit... [Full Article...]

Iran plane crashes into mountains, killing all 66 on board

Iran plane crashes into mountains, killing all 66 on board Aseman Airlines, the semi-private air carrier which flies to the country's more remote airfields, announced that everyone on board had perished in the crash . The disaster response force was dispatched to search for the survivors. It was not immediately clear what caused the crash . Decades of worldwide sanctions have left Iran with an ageing commercial passenger aircraft fleet that it has... [Full Article...]

World's last male northern white rhino dies in Kenya of age-related complications

World's last male northern white rhino dies in Kenya of age-related complications Sudan , breathed his last at the Ol Pajeta Conservancy in Laikipia County after veterinarians made a decision to end his life to ease his suffering after his health deteriorated due to age-related complications . "However, despite the fact that they were seen mating, there were no successful pregnancies", the conservancy said. "Throughout his existence, he significantly contributed to survival of... [Full Article...]

Egyptian Army kills 36 extremists in Sinai Peninsula

Egyptian Army kills 36 extremists in Sinai Peninsula An officer and three conscripts were killed while two officers, five conscripts and a non-commissioned officer were injured during the raids. The army also arrest 345 militants and destroyed 386 depots and trenches full of weaponry and goods, the statement added. [Full Article...]

Abbas calls USA ambassador to Israel 'son of a dog'

Abbas calls USA ambassador to Israel 'son of a dog' Ties between Abbas's government and Trump's administration have broken down since the White House recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital in December. Abbas also blamed Hamas for the March 13 bomb attack on the convoy of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Gaza , saying it was a "despicable and sinful act". [Full Article...]

Railway traffic affects due to student agitation

Railway traffic affects due to student agitation The aspirants reportedly resorted to stone pelting on the cops as they tried to stop them from protesting on railway tracks. For jobs in the railways, the fuming students from across the country are protesting. This has caused inconvenience to lakhs of commuters, a Central Railway official said. Police have also reached the spot. What is the protest about? . [Full Article...]

Ottawa to unveil Canada's peacekeeping mission to Mali

Ottawa to unveil Canada's peacekeeping mission to Mali The mission will have two Chinook helicopters for airlift operations and four armed Griffon helicopters for escort purposes, AP said. Canadian government sources, who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation, said the force would be deployed for 12 months. [Full Article...]

Acquires 4402 Shares of Celgene Co. (NASDAQ:CELG)

Bremer Trust National Association who had been investing in Celgene Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $67.40B market cap company. BMO Capital Markets restated a "buy" rating and issued a $147.00 target price on shares of Celgene in a report on Friday, December 22nd. Celgene declared that its board has approved a share buyback plan on Wednesday, February 14th that authorizes... [Full Article...]

'Good progress' made in Brexit deal

'Good progress' made in Brexit deal The DUP said in a statement there had been "no agreement" around how arrangements of any potential backstop or other border options would work. The dispute with Ireland had threatened to derail May's hopes of a formal political endorsement of the transition deal by European Union leaders when they meet in Brussels on Friday. [Full Article...]

Narendra Modi congratulates Vladimir Putin on reelection as Russian president

Narendra Modi congratulates Vladimir Putin on reelection as Russian president The commission said 51.9% of Russia's almost 111 million eligible voters have cast ballots. To demonstrate the point, Navalny said he sent one of his staff members to register at three different election offices in Moscow . "In a widely-expected result, an exit poll by pollster VTsIOM showed Putin, who has already dominated the political landscape for the last 18 years, had won 73.9 percent o... [Full Article...]

PM Modi congratulates Vladimir Putin on his re-election as Russian President

PM Modi congratulates Vladimir Putin on his re-election as Russian President What are Putin's other priorities? Speaking to his rivals in Sunday's presidential election that he won by a landslide, Putin promised to focus on domestic issues and raise living standards during his next six-year term. "He wants to show that there is a little bit of Putin in every Russian, that he plays the Russian soul like a guitar", said political analyst Konstantin Kalachev. [Full Article...]

Sushma Swaraj: Indians Kidnapped In Iraq Confirmed Dead

Sushma Swaraj: Indians Kidnapped In Iraq Confirmed Dead Speaking at Rajya Sabha , Swaraj said that the dreaded terror outfit Islamic State (IS) had killed all the Indian nationals. "It was too hard to search our people in Iraq , thanks to VK Singh for his support, and the Iraq for the help". The workers were trying to leave Mosul when they were intercepted. Earlier, the Punjab Congress had accused the external affairs minister of " misleading " the... [Full Article...]

Russia's Putin headed for reelection

Russia's Putin headed for reelection Pavel Grudinin from the Communist Party of Russian Federation is second with 15.9 percent of votes. With ballots from 80 percent of Russia's precincts counted by early Monday, Putin had amassed 76 percent of the vote. "I am sure of the correctness of the course that I propose for the country", he said, according to state news agency RIA-Novosti. "Judging by the current state of public opinion,... [Full Article...]


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