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US Soldier Wounded in Apparent Afghan Insider Attack US Soldier Wounded in Apparent Afghan Insider Attack
- January 12, 2018

The mission was in Mohmand Valley in Nangarhar Province. Gresback said they were investigating the incident. The US has recently relaxed those rules to allow more embedding of troops in Afghan forces. A spokesman for the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Several southern districts in Nangarhar house IS and Taliban bases. USA and Afghan forces have been carrying out ground and air operations against IS fighters in Nangarhar province bordering Pakistan. (more...)
Britain looks to join Pacific trade deal after Brexit Britain looks to join Pacific trade deal after Brexit
- January 12, 2018

If Britain were to join the deal it would make them the first nation not bordering the Pacific or South China Sea, potentially making the Trans-Pacific Partnership name redundant. higher intellectual property provisions to meet the wildest dreams of the big pharmaceutical corporations, and it would mean locking in privatization of public services." . (more...)
Judge Backs Mulvaney as CFPB Acting Director Judge Backs Mulvaney as CFPB Acting Director
- January 12, 2018

English - who was appointed to lead the CFPB by predecessor Richard Cordray - got into a perplexing dilemma after President Trump ignored Cordray's orders and tapped Mulvaney as the acting financial protection czar, even though he was already heading the government's Management and Budget Office. (more...)
Lawyer: Gophers' Lynch denies sexual assault allegations Lawyer: Gophers' Lynch denies sexual assault allegations
- January 12, 2018

Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press and Abby Simons of the Minneapolis Star Tribune tweeted out quotes. "He wanted his side of the story out", Pacyga said. Asked whether he considered Lynch a victim, Pacyga paused. "The specifics of my case being discussed is a violation of the privacy I've tried to maintain during this process", wrote the woman, who identified herself as Alex. (more...)
Surging Blackhawks gunning for third straight win vs. Wild
- January 12, 2018

For the Wild to be down just one goal after one period to the Blackhawks was a surprise - or as Boudreau put it, "amazing". It was Seabrook's first goal since the Blackhawks' opening-night 10-1 rout of Pittsburgh last October 5. It's the second leg of a back-to-back for each team. Chicago made waves on the trade front before the game, dealing Richard Panik and Laurent Dauphin to Arizona for Anthony Duclair and Adam Clendening. (more...)
China to invest billions of dollars in ally Cambodia China to invest billions of dollars in ally Cambodia
- January 12, 2018

Li was speaking at a meeting of a forum in Phnom Penh on Wednesday with leaders of 5 countries along the Mekong River - Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar. "Effective regional cooperation is urgently needed on the Mekong to ensure its sustainable development and management". Cooperation on trade, transport tourism and environmental protection was also vital. (more...)
Emmerson Mnangagwa wants Tsvangirai's support to postpone polls, Jonathan Moyo tell BBC Emmerson Mnangagwa wants Tsvangirai's support to postpone polls, Jonathan Moyo tell BBC
- January 12, 2018

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF youth league has reportedly claimed that former president Robert Mugabe's nephew Patrick Zhuwao is "plotting sabotage voting" against the party in the forthcoming elections. Moyo said the army acted unconstitutionally when it briefly took power from the government in November. "In terms of the new constitution of Zimbabwe, section 62, there is a constitutional provision on the right to access to information, which entitles any person the right to any information ... (more...)
Atletico breeze into Copa del Rey quarters Atletico breeze into Copa del Rey quarters
- January 12, 2018

He joined the club from Chelsea in September but could only be registered at the start of the month. Costa helped fire Atletico to LaLiga glory and the first of two Champions League finals in three seasons in 2013-14. Diego Simeone's side won 4-0 in the first leg, away from the Wanda Metropolitano , meaning there should be little drama in the second leg. Costa played because his one-match suspension for Saturday's red card only registers for La Liga. (more...)
Trump Reportedly Stunned Lawmakers With Blunt Response on Immigrants From 'S**thole Countries' Trump Reportedly Stunned Lawmakers With Blunt Response on Immigrants From 'S**thole Countries'
- January 12, 2018

The Washington Post first reported the president's comments, based on information from people briefed on the meeting. "What do we want Haitians here for?" the president asked, according to the people briefed. Republican political pundits also jumped on the comments, with some defending Trump. "While it might be uncomfortable for some people in the media to recognize, I think there's a large segment of voters who it resonates with as anti-pc 'straight talk, '" the former official said. (more...)
Donald Trump Has Reason to Be Wary of 2018 Donald Trump Has Reason to Be Wary of 2018
- January 12, 2018

The term " Obamacare " remains a dirty word in much of the Grand Old party's vocabulary, a slam on both the plan and man. Since then, Democrats' Senate candidates have fallen short, with Democrats' low point coming in 2012 when an unknown anti-gay activist with Republican leanings unexpectedly captured the party's nomination and was later booted from the ballot by the state party. (more...)
Swami Vivekananda Jayanti: PM Modi to inaugurate National Youth Festival today Swami Vivekananda Jayanti: PM Modi to inaugurate National Youth Festival today
- January 12, 2018

Such Mock Parliaments will further the spirit of discussion among our youth, he added. PM Modi is head of China's Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, British Prime Minister Theresa May, Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu amongst others. The Theme of the Festival is " Sankalp Se Siddhi ", to capitalize on the demographic dividend of young India, to capture the vibrancy and fresh perspective of youth and to pledge to accomplish the Goal of New India. (more...)
LG's 2018 TVs will have Google Assistant built in LG's 2018 TVs will have Google Assistant built in
- January 12, 2018

LG has today announced that it will introduce the ThinQ OLED and SUPER UHD TVs at the Consumer Electronics Show ( CES 2018 ). As of now, there is no word on price and the region-specific availability of the new ThinQ TV series, but the company is expected to announce more details at LG booth in the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show ( CES) 2018 (January 9-12), Las Vegas. (more...)
House speaker resigns, again, in midst of sexual harassment scandal House speaker resigns, again, in midst of sexual harassment scandal
- January 12, 2018

House Speaker Pro Tem David Osborne later ruled that the language was improperly drafted. Hoover admitted to exchanging sexually charged text messages with the woman, but denies sexually harassing or having sex with the woman. Republican Party of Kentucky chairman Mac Brown then issued a statement that "this has been a very hard and emotional time for all concerned". "This has been a very hard and emotional time for all concerned", Brown said. (more...)
Taoiseach concerned that abortion proposals 'go too far' Taoiseach concerned that abortion proposals 'go too far'
- January 12, 2018

I know other parties are going to do the same. There is concern among politicians that legalising abortion for all women would be a step too far, Leo Varadkar has said. Minister Donohoe said he believes the proposal made by the committee should be put to the people. "Obviously I don't wish to pre-empt any decision that will be taken by Government", he said. (more...)
In Senate bid announcement, Arizona congresswoman chastises DC Republicans with jarring statement In Senate bid announcement, Arizona congresswoman chastises DC Republicans with jarring statement
- January 12, 2018

McSally is joining the race to replace GOP Sen. But in a sign of how thoroughly Trump now dominates her party, McSally has been snuggling up to the 45th president in preparation for her Senate run. "Like in almost every other state facing a Senate election this cycle, the Arizona Republican primary will be nasty, expensive and very long", David Bergstein, a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee spokesman said Friday in a written statement. (more...)
Early morning East Bay quake shakes Morgan Hill Early morning East Bay quake shakes Morgan Hill
- January 12, 2018

The quake had a preliminary depth of 8 miles (13 kilometers). Alert SF said there is no threat of a Tsunami and the California Office of Emergency Services said there were no reports of damage. You know, that inclination when it quits being somewhat fun and now you're concerned? But a video posted to Twitter showed products that had fallen from the shelves of a San Leandro Safeway store. (more...)
One Deputy Killed, Four Other Officers Injured in Denver Shooting One Deputy Killed, Four Other Officers Injured in Denver Shooting
- January 12, 2018

Reiterated Sheriff Spurlock, 'He worked for a great police department. Parrish is survived by his wife and two young children. A procession was held as the body of the deputy who was killed was taken from the hospital. "It was definitely on the dark side of the spectrum", University of Wyoming Police Chief Mike Samp said. As police, the community and the public at large wonder what led to yet another violent, tragic and senseless episode to infect itself. (more...)
India issues two-year audit ban on PwC for Satyam shortcomings India issues two-year audit ban on PwC for Satyam shortcomings
- January 12, 2018

In addition to barring PwC , Sebi has also ordered PwC and its two erstwhile partners who worked on the Satyam audit to pay Rs 130.9 million, along with interest at 12 per cent per annum from January 2009 on account of wrongful gains. "If auditing is not meant to detect a $1 billion fraud, I wonder what it is for". Out of this amount, over Rs13 crore was paid towards PW Bangalore for the audit of Satyam Computer Services as submitted by it, the regulator added. (more...)
Don't extinguish migrants' hopes, Pope says on World Day of Peace Don't extinguish migrants' hopes, Pope says on World Day of Peace
- January 12, 2018

It is important that everyone, civil institutions, educational, welfare and ecclesial realities are committed to ensuring refugees, migrants and everyone a future of peace. "Today, is it legitimate to keep nuclear arsenals as they are?" "It is precisely these people who are dedicated to the theme of the World Day of Peace that we celebrate today: "Migrants and refugees: men and women seeking peace", this is the motto of this Day". (more...)
Russia: Military bases in Syria attacked by drones Russia: Military bases in Syria attacked by drones
- January 12, 2018

State Department and director of the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, told VOA. The Defense Ministry said the solutions employed by the militants could have been obtained only from an industrialized country. Now Russia is adding that a unusual coincidence took place during the attack . In September, the three countries agreed to jointly monitor a fourth safe zone around Idlib province as part of the tripartite plan to ease the Syrian conflict that has claimed ... (more...)

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