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'Take shelter': Japan's North Korea missile gaffe 'Take shelter': Japan's North Korea missile gaffe
- January 16, 2018

Despite assurances that Hawaii is well defended, the state's vulnerability has been the underlying warning in Washington, from hearings on Capitol Hill to spending in the annual defense budget. Indeed, fearmongering around North Korea is a convenient distraction for the other issues plaguing this administration and, perhaps most importantly, a diversion from Trump's quickly decreasing popularity ratings . (more...)
European Union goes to war on plastic waste European Union goes to war on plastic waste
- January 16, 2018

It harms the environment. FoodDrinkEurope would like to see policies that aim to increase recycling responsiveness following developments in material design, including the latest sorting and recycling technologies. Measures to reduce administrative burdens on ports, ships and competent authorities will also be included. The plans were unveiled earlier today in a press conference outside the European Parliament in Strasbourg. (more...)
CPI (M) urges EC to probe BJP 'poll meeting' attended by NSA CPI (M) urges EC to probe BJP 'poll meeting' attended by NSA
- January 16, 2018

According to the letter, Dhar said Rajnath Singh held the meeting on Sunday with BJP general secretary Ram Madhav and senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Krishna Gopal, among others, in attendance. Joti on the matter. "How can a senior government functionary like the NSA be present in a meeting to discuss the BJP's election campaign?" The BJP has been keeping mum over its strategy in Tripura even when the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPTF), the outfit that caused ... (more...)
Greyhound bus, multi-truck crash in Kentucky; Multiple injuries reported Greyhound bus, multi-truck crash in Kentucky; Multiple injuries reported
- January 16, 2018

Patients were sent to Caverna Memorial Hospital and Hardin Memorial Hospital for treatment. They did not give a number of injured people and said the extent of the injuries are unknown right now. 31W at the Bonnieville exit at mile marker 71. Officials said the interstate would be closed for "an extended period of time". Officials said motorists should use Exit 76 and continue south on US 31W to rejoin I-65 at Munfordville. (more...)
Texas airports scrap 100s of flights as icy temperatures hit Texas airports scrap 100s of flights as icy temperatures hit
- January 16, 2018

The National Weather Service office in Fort Worth issued a winter storm watch for McLennan County and surrounding areas Sunday afternoon, predicting 1-2 inches of snow for the Waco area between midnight Monday and 6 p.m. Snow and ice was a problem to the north and south of the region, however. Public schools in Galveston, Austin , San Antonio, Waco and Tyler also shut down Tuesday , along with the University of Texas in Austin, Texas State University in San Marcos and Texas A&M ... (more...)
Cuomo wants NY exempted from offshore drilling Cuomo wants NY exempted from offshore drilling
- January 16, 2018

Republican Gov. Rick Scott of Florida , where beach tourism on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts generates almost $50 billion and a half million jobs annually, according to a Florida Atlantic University report, said Thursday that he adamantly opposes drilling off the state's coast and requested a meeting with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke . (more...)
Will The Supreme Court Uphold Findings That Texas Election Maps Intentionally Discriminate? Will The Supreme Court Uphold Findings That Texas Election Maps Intentionally Discriminate?
- January 16, 2018

The lawmakers have also appealed the ruling to the Supreme Court. The high court's dismissal comes just days after it agreed to hear a case over whether Texas' congressional and House district boundaries discriminate against voters of color. (more...)
Trump, China's Xi discussed North Korea in Monday phone call: White House Trump, China's Xi discussed North Korea in Monday phone call: White House
- January 16, 2018

After criticizing China during the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump repeatedly praised Xi during his first year in office and the pair have had frequent conversations. Beijing is Pyongyang's closest trading partner. Trump has pushed Xi to increase economic and political pressure on North Korea in the hopes of convincing it to stop the development of its nuclear weapons program. (more...)
School districts keeping their eyes on wintry weather School districts keeping their eyes on wintry weather
- January 16, 2018

All public school will also be closed in Washington Parish tomorrow, according to school officials. Director of Wilson County Schools Donna Wright announced Monday that all county schools would close Tuesday due to bitter cold and potential snow. (more...)
Here's what is soon going to be different about the Indian passport Here's what is soon going to be different about the Indian passport
- January 16, 2018

This includes introducing the colour orange for passport jackets, while removing the detailed last page that now contains information of guardian/spouse, residential address, Emigration Check Required, and any old passport number, date and place of issue. (more...)
Uninsured Population Increases By 3.2 Million In Trump's First Year In Office Uninsured Population Increases By 3.2 Million In Trump's First Year In Office
- January 16, 2018

Specifically, the uninsured rate among adults aged 18-25 rose by 2 percentage points, from 14.7 to 16.7 percent, and the uninsured rate among black and Hispanic adults increased by 2.3 and 2.2 points, respectively. The uninsured rate increased most among young adults and black, Hispanic, and low-income Americans a year ago, according to Gallup. The new Trump administration promptly pulled back on enrollment promotion efforts in the last days of the Obamacare open-enrollment season last ... (more...)
3-year-old Duncan girl mauled by pit bull 3-year-old Duncan girl mauled by pit bull
- January 16, 2018

The EMS crew and doctors at the hospital attempted to save the girl but were unable to do so. Dodge says he had just taken in the pit bull 5 days earlier from a friend and that there were no warning signs that the dog could be vicious. "I was like, 'Kill this dog, just shoot it down or I will". The dog, which was a family pet, was later found and shot after it ran toward an officer, officials said. (more...)
Zionist Occupation Forces Kill Palestinian in West Bank amid Escalated Aggression Zionist Occupation Forces Kill Palestinian in West Bank amid Escalated Aggression
- January 16, 2018

The Palestinians have made a decision to cut off all ties with Israel and reject recognition of the Jewish state. He also said that six million Jews preferred to be killed by the Nazis in Europe rather than leave for Israel. Palestinian decision makers have refused to meet Mr Trump since his decision to move Israel's USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem - a city claimed by both Palestinians and Israelis. (more...)
Euro paring back losses as Euro paring back losses as "nervousness" on German coalition talks settle down
- January 16, 2018

Ahead of a meeting of western SPD members in Dortmund on Monday, Ms Nahles said she would "ask them if we are a party that does politics for talk shows or to implement much of what we have fought for for years". Political leaders in Germany have reached a breakthrough in talks to form a new coalition government, following months of uncertainty after elections in September failed to produce an overall majority for any party. (more...)
State Dept. Advises Americans Traveling to NKorea to Arrange Funeral Plans First State Dept. Advises Americans Traveling to NKorea to Arrange Funeral Plans First
- January 16, 2018

They advised that USA citizens could not use a U.S. passport to enter the country unless they receive a special validation from the department of state. "The North Korean government routinely delays or denies Swedish officials access to detained US citizens". Tensions have been high between the United States and North Korea after the North staged a flurry of nuclear and missile tests, and Kim Jong-un traded threats of war and personal attacks with Trump. (more...)
Barnaby rejects Australia Day change push Barnaby rejects Australia Day change push
- January 16, 2018

Former PM Tony Abbott and Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce have slammed the Greens for their "politically correct" stance. We are building the Regional Investment Corporation. "I got to the stage I can not celebrate Australia Day". The Turnbull government has already stripped councils who abandoned January 26 celebrations of their power to hold citizenship ceremonies. (more...)
Union Minister RS Prasad on three-day visit to Sri Lanka Union Minister RS Prasad on three-day visit to Sri Lanka
- January 16, 2018

India's Minister of Law & Justice and Electronics and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad who is now visiting Sri Lanka from January 14-17 called on President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe last nigfht. (more...)
DHS Secretary Nielsen Insists She Didn't Hear Trump's Vulgar Remarks DHS Secretary Nielsen Insists She Didn't Hear Trump's Vulgar Remarks
- January 16, 2018

Dickerson noted that Nielsen will have to face Durbin under oath on Tuesday when she testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Lindsey Graham , R-S.C., were at the Oval Office meeting last Thursday to present their bipartisan DACA plan. (more...)
According to Congress actual beneficiary of Haj subsidy removal is airlines According to Congress actual beneficiary of Haj subsidy removal is airlines
- January 16, 2018

The decision to withdraw Haj Subsidy came a day after the Govt allowed Muslim women above the age of 45 to go on the pilgrimage without a male guardian, in at least a four-member group. The central government has chose to withdraw subsidy given to hundreds and thousands of Muslims for the annual Haj pilgrimage. "Our endeavour is to redirect the subsidy money towards educational empowerment of Muslims, especially girls", Naqvi said. (more...)
Cuomo's favorability rating highest since 2014 Cuomo's favorability rating highest since 2014
- January 16, 2018

Budgets, trials, legislation, ribbon-cuttings, natural or other disasters (hopefully not), federal issues and unforeseen events are likely to impact the political landscape". "With little regional or party differences, at least 54 percent of voters from every party and region of the state say race relations in NY are fair or poor". (more...)

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