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Theresa May appoints Tracey Crouch as minister for the lonely millions Theresa May appoints Tracey Crouch as minister for the lonely millions
- January 17, 2018

The Prime Minister will host a reception at Downing Street to celebrate Jo Cox's legacy, and the important work of her family, Foundation and the Commission in highlighting how many people are experiencing loneliness. Scope said up to 85 per cent of young disabled adults feel lonely. Ms Cox's husband, Brendan, tweeted: "One of the terrible things about losing Jo is knowing how much difference she would have made in the world. (more...)
Sitharaman dons G-suit; flies Sukhoi-30 Sitharaman dons G-suit; flies Sukhoi-30
- January 17, 2018

Sitharaman took off in the two-seater twin-engine fighter jet from an air base in Jodhpur. She also wore a helmet with an oxygen mask. During the 30-minutes long sortie the defence minister was in constant communication with the pilot in the front through intercom. (more...)
China: 'Cold War thinking' behind Vancouver N. Korea meeting China: 'Cold War thinking' behind Vancouver N. Korea meeting
- January 17, 2018

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. The remarks closed a day of meetings between the U.S. and key allies over how to handle the increasingly aggressive North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile program. Tillerson said all countries needed to work together to improve interdiction of ships attempting to skirt sanctions and said there must be "new consequences" for North Korea "whenever new aggression occurs". (more...)
Former Trump aide Steve Bannon 'summoned' in Russian Federation probe Former Trump aide Steve Bannon 'summoned' in Russian Federation probe
- January 17, 2018

Trump's White House physician - Navy doctor Ronny Jackson - declared Trump to be in "excellent health" following last Friday's exam at the Walter Reed military hospital in Maryland. Bannon was sacked by the White House in August and after the revelations in the Wolff book emerged, the President described him as having "lost his mind" and being "sloppy Steve". (more...)
Mother of 13 malnourished children was Mother of 13 malnourished children was "perplexed" when deputies arrived, captain says
- January 17, 2018

Parents, David Allen Turpin , 57, and Louise Anna Turpin , 49, were arrested and each charged with nine counts of torture and ten counts of child endangerment. "I would call that torture", he said. The children, who were being homeschooled, were rarely seen, some neighbors said. For now, the seven adults - five women and two men - have been hospitalized at Corona Regional Medical Center, where they are staying together in a secure area, said Mark Uffer, the hospital's chief executive. (more...)
Ivana Trump says the US President is 'definitely not racist' Ivana Trump says the US President is 'definitely not racist'
- January 17, 2018

Love, whose parents, Mary and Jean Maxime Bourdeau, immigrated from Haiti to America, said Thursday that Trump's remarks were "unkind, divisive, elitist, and fly in the face of our nation's values". Durbin said after the Oval Office meeting that Trump's words to the senators were "vile, hate-filled and clearly racial in their content". The group "is concerned at the continuing and growing trend from the USA administration towards Africa and people of African descent to denigrate the ... (more...)
AU Ambassadors Demand Apology From Trump Over Racist Remarks AU Ambassadors Demand Apology From Trump Over Racist Remarks
- January 17, 2018

During an appearance on CNN's State of the Union , the Utah Republican acknowledged that the president's comments were racist. Temporary government funding expires at midnight Friday, and some government functions will begin shutting down unless lawmakers reach agreement on future funding. (more...)
Ahead of season's first pitch, Texas appears in another preseason poll Ahead of season's first pitch, Texas appears in another preseason poll
- January 17, 2018

The Cavaliers are one of five ACC teams in the poll, which was released on Tuesday, headlined by No. 5 Florida State. It is the highest ranking in D1Baseball's preseason poll in school history (poll is in its fourth year), and the second-straight season to appear in the top 10 of a preseason poll after Perfect Game had the Rebels No. (more...)
Schiff: White House put a gag order on Bannon Schiff: White House put a gag order on Bannon
- January 17, 2018

Jackson provided a more detailed readout on Tuesday following Trump's first physical last Friday at the Walter Reed military hospital. "This was effectively a gag order by the White House preventing this witness from answering nearly any question". (more...)
Child, 5, struck by vehicle while being picked up from Downsview school Child, 5, struck by vehicle while being picked up from Downsview school
- January 17, 2018

It is not yet clear whether driver error or mechanical issues led to the collision. A police sergeant told CP24 that the girl was about to get into the auto which was to take her home when the KIA advanced and caught her between the two. Toronto Catholic District School Board communications manager Emmy Milne said the board's thoughts and prayers are with the family but that their focus is also on making sure students at the school get counselling after the incident. (more...)
'New California' movement seeks to divide the Golden State in half 'New California' movement seeks to divide the Golden State in half
- January 17, 2018

New California officially declared its independence at a press conference in Marysville on Monday. "After years of over taxation, regulation, and mono-party politics the State of California and many of it's 58 Counties have become ungovernable", they explained in a statement. (more...)
Five people likely to challenge Trump in 2020 Five people likely to challenge Trump in 2020
- January 17, 2018

She had Donald Trump - this was before politics - her last week and she had Donald Trump and my family. "At the same time, politics is ridiculous right now". I'd love to have Oprah . Actually, we wonder how a guy whose attention span has been described as non-existent for anything that doesn't have Fox News crawling across its screen even came up with his short list of nominees. (more...)
Trump says he wants immigrants from 'everywhere' Trump says he wants immigrants from 'everywhere'
- January 17, 2018

Secretary Nielsen just couldn't seem to remember a single swear word President Trump used during the Oval Office meeting in which he called Haiti and African nations " shithole countries ". "For you not to feel that hurt and that pain ... that's unacceptable to me". Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) asked Nielsen what the president meant when he expressed a desire for the U.S.to take in more Norwegian immigrants. (more...)
U.S. diplomat has talks Pakistan amid tension over Trump 'deceit' tweet U.S. diplomat has talks Pakistan amid tension over Trump 'deceit' tweet
- January 17, 2018

Khan also asserted that it is time for a courteous yet "ruthlessly candid dialogue" with the United States "with everything on the table" to remove all misunderstandings between Islamabad and Washington. He pointed out Pakistan and China had also agreed to see Afghanistan as a peaceful country saying that Gwadar Port and CPEC were proof of high economic cooperation between the two countries. (more...)
Xi Jinping to Trump: There have been 'positive changes' on Korean peninsula Xi Jinping to Trump: There have been 'positive changes' on Korean peninsula
- January 17, 2018

If Trump said "I", he was claiming to be on good terms with the unstable leader he famously termed " Little Rocket Man ". Kim has responded by calling the USA president a "mentally deranged U.S. But Sunday he added another twist, saying Democrats just want to stymie his Defense Department increases. "I'm not saying I have or haven't", Trump said. (more...)
Matt Damon apologises for sexual misconduct comments Matt Damon apologises for sexual misconduct comments
- January 17, 2018

In fact, his mouth has been at the root of so many scandals a term has been invented for it: "Damonsplaining". Both men denied the reports, with Matt insisting he only agreed to vouch for the professionalism of Fabrizio Lombardo - the head of the Italian office of Weinstein's former production company Miramax - in a brief phone call to the reporter, Sharon Waxman , and had no idea the article centered on Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct and of claims suggesting ... (more...)
Minister Rana Gurjit Singh, alleged accused in Punjab sand mine scam, resigns Minister Rana Gurjit Singh, alleged accused in Punjab sand mine scam, resigns
- January 17, 2018

While the government had defended its decision to appoint the retired official to the Chief Minister's Office, the petitioner's counsel had said it is against the constitutional scheme and norms. He was facing allegations of corruption from opposition parties for securing mining contracts worth crores of rupees using his staff as proxies. The minister maintained that he had no role to play in the sand mine auctions and the charges levelled against him by the Opposition smacked of "political ... (more...)
Over 20 deals signed during Kazakh president's visit to US Over 20 deals signed during Kazakh president's visit to US
- January 17, 2018

Nazarbayev's official visit to the United States began on Tuesday and will last through Thursday. It is noted that Nazarbayev-Trump meeting became the beginning of a new chapter in the countries' relations and has already led to a number of important results. (more...)
Australia to take on Canada in the WTO Australia to take on Canada in the WTO
- January 17, 2018

This meant imported wine was sold in a separate section and cash register at a grocery store, unlike local varieties which retail openly on shop shelves. "These are unrelated events", the Minister said. "I'm not going to stand by and see Aussie exporters jeopardised". "Canada is Australia's fourth most valuable export market at around $190m and remains a very important destination for Australian wine", Battaglene said. (more...)
Britain to get Bayeux Tapestry Britain to get Bayeux Tapestry
- January 17, 2018

An agreement is expected this week but it is unlikely to be moved for about five years and there is no word on where exactly in the United Kingdom it would be displayed. The paper said the director of the Bayeux Museum in Normandy - where the tapestry is now based - confirmed preparations were under way for the embroidery to be re-located, but said tests would need to be carried out to make sure it could be moved without being damaged. (more...)

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