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Vijay Mallya declared 'Fugitive Economic Offender' by Mumbai court Vijay Mallya declared 'Fugitive Economic Offender' by Mumbai court
- January 07, 2019

The agency had requested the court that Mallya , now in the United Kingdom, be declared a fugitive and his properties be confiscated and brought under the control of the Union government as provided under the act. Mallya's step mother, Ritu Mallya, the official liquidator of the Karnataka High Court and Heineken NV. After the United Kingdom court's extradition order on 10 December, the External Affairs Ministry on 20 December said the Indian mission there is in "active touch" with British ... (more...)
Egypt el-Sissi inaugurates cathedral, mosque in new capital Egypt el-Sissi inaugurates cathedral, mosque in new capital
- January 07, 2019

The 60 Minutes team was contacted by the Egyptian Ambassador shortly after and told the interview could not be aired. Al-Sissi cracks a small smile and tells the interviewer, Scott Pelley , that he has no idea where Human Rights Watch got that figure. (more...)
China upbeat ahead of US trade talks, but differences large China upbeat ahead of US trade talks, but differences large
- January 07, 2019

We're dealing at the highest levels and we're doing very well". It deferred the imposition of the next round of tariffs past year, until at least March 1, by agreeing to buy U.S. Adding to the worries, China's stock market became the world's worst performer past year, ending with a loss of 28 %. TRT World's Samantha Vadas has more on the story from Beijing. (more...)
UAE to set up oil refinery in Pakistan: Info minister UAE to set up oil refinery in Pakistan: Info minister
- January 07, 2019

He was met at the airport by Prime Minister Imran Khan . A joint statement issued after the royal's visit said Prime Minister Khan thanked the crown prince for the "generous" balance-of-payments support of $3 billion, which appears to have materialised first out of the total financial package. (more...)
Michigan Family Killed in Wreck Michigan Family Killed in Wreck
- January 07, 2019

I mean, he was flying. The family was identified as 42-year-old Issam Abbas, 38-year-old Rima Abbas, 14-year-old Ali Abbas, 13-year-old Isabella Abbas and 7-year-old Giselle Abbas. The death of a MI family of five in a vehicle crash in Kentucky has devastated their relatives and friends. Among them were Issam Abbas, Dr. Rima Abbas, and their three children. (more...)
Gabon soldiers seize radio station in coup attempt Gabon soldiers seize radio station in coup attempt
- January 07, 2019

There were reports of shots being fired in the capital, Libreville, on Monday, Aljazeera reported. According to his statement, the group had to seize power because Gabon's President Ali Bong was physically and mentally incapable of ruling the country due to his health. (more...)
Future Labour government could hold referendum on Brexit deal Future Labour government could hold referendum on Brexit deal
- January 07, 2019

These include specific measures relating to Northern Ireland, plans for a greater role for parliament in Brexit decision-making, and further assurances from the European Union amid concerns about the so-called backstop arrangement for the Irish border. (more...)
No Deal Out Of 'Contentious' Shutdown Meeting At The White House No Deal Out Of 'Contentious' Shutdown Meeting At The White House
- January 07, 2019

The House first passed a bill 239-192 to reopen the Department of Homeland Security with a continuing resolution lasting through February 8. After she took the oath, administered by Rep. "But essentially we need protection in our country". Speaking from the White House briefing room for his first time ever on Thursday, Mr Trump congratulated Ms Pelosi, saying: "It's a very, very great achievement and hopefully we're going to work together". (more...)
#RahafAlQanun barricades herself in Thai hotel to avoid being sent home #RahafAlQanun barricades herself in Thai hotel to avoid being sent home
- January 07, 2019

She also claimed to have been beaten by her brother. From Kuwait they [my family] will take me to Saudi Arabia. She added that she was certain she will be imprisoned if she is sent back. Meanwhile, Thai Police Major General Surachate Hakparn told the BBC Rahaf was denied entry and is being deported via the same airlines she had taken to arrive into the country, Kuwait Airlines, because she did not have a visa to enter Thailand. (more...)
Taiwan President Calls For International Support Against China Threats Taiwan President Calls For International Support Against China Threats
- January 07, 2019

Relations between Taiwan and China have been at a low since Tsai came to power in 2016, refusing to acknowledge that the self-ruled island is part of "one China". Since the founding of the people's Republic of China in 1949, Beijing considers the island Republic of Taiwan as its own territory, and threatened again and again with a re-conquest. (more...)
Malaysian king Sultan Muhammad V abdicates in historic first Malaysian king Sultan Muhammad V abdicates in historic first
- January 07, 2019

The palace statement said he was "ready to return home to the state of Kelantan to be together with the state government and. the Kelantanese people". Following the Yang di-Pertuan Agong's resignation, netizens have been asking who his successor will be. The Conference of Rulers is a meeting of Malaysia's nine Malay sultans and other civilian heads of states. (more...)
John Bolton makes US Syria withdrawal conditional on IS defeat, Kurds safety John Bolton makes US Syria withdrawal conditional on IS defeat, Kurds safety
- January 07, 2019

Trump announced in mid-December that the USA will withdraw all of its 2,000 forces in Syria. The report, which cited an Israeli official as the source, came shortly after Netanyahu explained US National Security adviser John Bolton the importance of the Golan Heights for Israel's security. (more...)
France's Yellow Vest protesters return to streets France's Yellow Vest protesters return to streets
- January 07, 2019

But Le Maire said the government won't go back on its landmark tax decisions, in particular the abolition of a wealth tax that many Yellow Vests protesters say should be reinstated. The latest opinion poll, published on Thursday by Odoxa Dentsu, indicated 55 percent support the protests - a figure which, although lower than the 75 percent back in November, is still important enough to suggest the anti-austerity movement retains political clout. (more...)
Pope urges European Union leaders to help migrants stranded in Mediterranean Pope urges European Union leaders to help migrants stranded in Mediterranean
- January 07, 2019

Relations between Italy and Malta have been strained since Salvini's decision to close Italian ports to the migrants, accusing the rights groups who rescue them of running a migrant "taxi service". In fact, the Prime Minister noted, the Armed Forces of Malta had rescued 249 migrants without "complaining or dragging their feet" as these migrants were "literally sinking" and were in waters that Malta was responsible for. (more...)
DR Congo's elections body postpones release of presidential vote result DR Congo's elections body postpones release of presidential vote result
- January 07, 2019

The Catholic church, which holds a great deal of power in the country, has said its data show a clear victor - a comment that has angered Congo's ruling party. The U.S. ahead of the vote ordered "non-emergency" government employees and family members to leave the country. "This being a very sensitive, a very tense period, we are concerned that these efforts to silence dissent could backfire considerably when the results are announced", a spokeswoman for the United Nations human rights ... (more...)
Shutdown enters second week; Talks between Donald Trump, Democrats fail Shutdown enters second week; Talks between Donald Trump, Democrats fail
- January 07, 2019

The House and Senate gavel into session Thursday at noon (1700 GMT, 1am Malaysia time), with the new Congress sworn in shortly thereafter. Major parts of the USA government will remain shuttered for a 12th day as President Donald Trump invited congressional leaders from both parties to a White House briefing Wednesday on border security. (more...)
MI man detained in Russian Federation, brother speaks
- January 07, 2019

Mr Whelan was in Moscow helping to plan the wedding of another former marine when he was arrested in late December. "It wasn't until days after Whelan's arrest that the FSB publicly acknowledged he was in the agency's custody, saying in a brief statement that Whelan was arrested [on December 28] during a "spy mission" and that he is the subject of an investigation". (more...)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's dancing video is Cher-approved Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's dancing video is Cher-approved
- January 07, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez not only has an inspiring career, but an attitude to match it. In a New York Times op-ed, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman backed Ocasio-Cortez, rejecting "the constant effort to portray her as flaky and ignorant". (more...)
Pompeo To Visit Saudi Arabia, UAE Pompeo To Visit Saudi Arabia, UAE
- January 07, 2019

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to eight Middle East capitals next week for talks on security expected to focus on Yemen, Syria and Iran, the State Department announced Friday. Khashoggi , a journalist with The Washington Post , was murdered on Saudi consular premises in Istanbul. Donald Trump has stood by the crown prince despite the CIA's assessment. (more...)
Death At National Park Unreported For Week Amid Government Shutdown Death At National Park Unreported For Week Amid Government Shutdown
- January 07, 2019

A man died after suffering a head injury in Yosemite National Park above Nevada Fall on Christmas, three days into the government shutdown . Lastly, a woman died after a falling tree struck her in Great Smoky Mountains National Park , consistently the most-visited park each year. (more...)

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