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German Social Dems vote to enter coalition talks German Social Dems vote to enter coalition talks
- January 22, 2018

At a special party congress in the western city of Bonn, 372 (56%) out of 642 party delegates voted to approve a preliminary coalition deal with the CDU. The center-left party has governed with Merkel's Union bloc since 2013, but party leader Martin Schulz initially vowed not to renew the so-called "grand coalition" after his Social Democrats took a beating in September's election. (more...)
School shooting reported in North Texas School shooting reported in North Texas
- January 22, 2018

Her condition isn't clear. KTVT reports a 15-year-old female student was shot and wounded. Found only 15 miles south of Waxahachie, Italy charges itself as "the greatest little town in Texas". A message left with the school district was not immediately returned. The shooting took place at Italy High School , according to the Ellis County Sheriff's Office. (more...)
Catholic church-organised protest against DR Congo president turns bloody Catholic church-organised protest against DR Congo president turns bloody
- January 22, 2018

Kabila's refusal to step down at the end of his mandate in December 2016 has triggered a series of street protests in which scores have been killed in Kinshasa. Critics accuse Kabila of postponing elections to maintain his grip on power, while worldwide observers have warned that Congo's political tensions could further destabilize the impoverished country and the region at large. (more...)
Mulvaney: Trump is 'completely ' in fixing DACA Mulvaney: Trump is 'completely ' in fixing DACA
- January 22, 2018

According to the budget director, "the Obama administration weaponized the shutdown in 2013" for political purposes - but President Donald Trump's administration wouldn't do the same. "We can not open the government without" Democrats' support in the Senate. The pay period on Friday for federal workers is one goal post, he said Saturday, adding that government staff were notified over the weekend whether they would be working during the shutdown. (more...)
Sobeys Partners With Ocado To Bring Online Grocery Store To Canada Sobeys Partners With Ocado To Bring Online Grocery Store To Canada
- January 22, 2018

As payment for Ocado's investment, including maintenance and access to technology, Sobeys will pay upfront fees upon signing and during the development phase, then ongoing fees linked to installed capacity within the customer fulfilment centre and service criteria. (more...)
Liberia's historic presidential inauguration:George Weah to be officially sworn in Liberia's historic presidential inauguration:George Weah to be officially sworn in
- January 22, 2018

President Zuma has remarked that the peaceful and democratic manner under which the elections in Liberia were conducted signified yet another positive step towards deepening democracy on the African continent. Some football stars including Chelsea legend Didier Drogba, Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o and Nigeria's Sunday Oliseh and Taribo West were present at the historic ceremony as George Weah becomes the first football star to rise to the level of president of a country. (more...)
Bangladesh says Rohingya return to Myanmar is delayed Bangladesh says Rohingya return to Myanmar is delayed
- January 22, 2018

There was no immediate confirmation from Myanmar. Myanmar, meanwhile, said they were ready to receive the Rohingyas. Myanmar and Bangladesh agreed earlier this month to complete the voluntary repatriation of the refugees within two years, starting on Tuesday. (more...)
IPL auction 2018: Gambhir, Ashwin part of marquee set IPL auction 2018: Gambhir, Ashwin part of marquee set
- January 22, 2018

Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Yuzvendra Chahal and Karn Sharma have also set their base price at INR 2 crore and will hope to attract high bids as the eight franchises look to build their teams for the upcoming seasons. (more...)
Britain No Match For Russia's Military, UK Army Chief Says Britain No Match For Russia's Military, UK Army Chief Says
- January 22, 2018

Branches of the military were subject to cuts in the aftermath of the financial crash and unconfirmed plans to shed another 12,000 soldiers from the British Army have reportedly concerned both Williamson and Minister for Defence People and Veterans Tobias Ellwood. (more...)
Russian Federation says USA foments Syria Kurdish separatism Russian Federation says USA foments Syria Kurdish separatism
- January 22, 2018

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Turkey had an agreement with Russian Federation regarding its military operation against the YPG in Afrin and that Ankara would not take a step back from the operation. In the past, Washington has backed Syrian rebel groups but has since backed off from their support. Turkey on Saturday launched an offensive aimed at ousting the US -backed Kurdish militia from the enclave of Afrin, heightening tensions in the Syrian conflict and threatening to ... (more...)
Springdale School Choice Festival Springdale School Choice Festival
- January 22, 2018

And even with increased awareness, many families still have questions about school choice and how it can benefit them and their communities. Top state lawmakers were in Springdale Saturday (Jan. Families in MA can choose from traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling. (more...)
Guj blasts mastermind aka 'India's Bin Laden' held in Delhi Guj blasts mastermind aka 'India's Bin Laden' held in Delhi
- January 22, 2018

Mumbai witnessed a series of blasts on July 11, 2006, where blasts took place in seven places in 11 minutes. Often referred to as " India's Bin Laden ", Qureshi a software engineer-turned-bomb-maker was arrested after a brief exchange of fire from Ghazipur in Delhi, police said. (more...)
ICE detains green card-holder after almost 40 years in US ICE detains green card-holder after almost 40 years in US
- January 22, 2018

A MI doctor who's been living in the country for more than 40 years is now in jail after being detained by U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement. Niec could get a bond hearing in February but his family thinks a judge will deny bond because of the misdemeanors. His sister says he pleaded guilty to the second offense as part of a state program that cleared his record, but per WOOD, ICE doesn't honor that state deal. (more...)
Child shot to death in Compton Child shot to death in Compton
- January 22, 2018

The suspect fired shots into the vehicle as the victims were leaving the location and subsequently discovered that the 3-year-old boy had suffered a gunshot wound, he said. While they don't know the family, they felt affected by the tragedy and want the violence to end in the community. The coroner said the child's body remained at the hospital and has not been positively identified by the coroner's office. (more...)
French FM to Visit Iran over its 'Destabilizing Military Influence' French FM to Visit Iran over its 'Destabilizing Military Influence'
- January 22, 2018

Great Britain, France and Germany - as well as the US Congress 120 days to come up with a tougher stance on Tehran or re-impose US sanctions. "Some Europeans believe that if they give [US President Donald] Trump some concessions in areas other than the JCPOA, they will be able to keep him in the agreement". (more...)
China detects more oil slicks near tanker sinking site China detects more oil slicks near tanker sinking site
- January 22, 2018

The SOA on Thursday reported three slicks covering a combined area of just 20.7 square km. However, the tanker's cargo of condensate could hamper salvage efforts as the Chinese maritime authorities have said that the residual condensate on the wreck could ignite and cause another explosion. (more...)
Sensex Hits New Peak At 35664.01, Nifty At 10926.45 Sensex Hits New Peak At 35664.01, Nifty At 10926.45
- January 22, 2018

At 9.29 a.m, the Sensex was trading up 100.02 points or 0.28% at 35,611.60 with 17 components gaining. The 50-share NSE Nifty added 31.75 points, or 0.29 per cent, at 10,926.45 - a fresh intra-day high. Another refiner Reliance Industries advanced almost 2 per cent on healthy December quarter numbers. ONGC will buy HPCL at Rs 473.97 per share, which was lower than Street estimates. (more...)
Trump Ad: Dems 'Complicit' in Murders by Illegal Immigrants Trump Ad: Dems 'Complicit' in Murders by Illegal Immigrants
- January 22, 2018

President Donald Trump's re-election campaign released a provocative new ad accusing Democrats of being "complicit" in the slayings of law enforcement officers by people in the US illegally. (Watch it here.) The campaign posted the ad Saturday after negotiations over a short-term spending bill stalled over protections for immigrants in the USA under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program . (more...)
Russia's Lavrov: Kurdish Representatives Invited to Syria Sochi Congress Russia's Lavrov: Kurdish Representatives Invited to Syria Sochi Congress
- January 22, 2018

For this objective, Washington was supplying modern weapons to Kurdish militias in Syria and has announced the creation of a frontier security force alongside the border of Syria with Turkey and Iraq, he said. Lavrov said that the West has been attempting for quite some time to create a "scandalous atmosphere" around those two regions, where the Syrian army successfully fought the Nusra Front militants. (more...)
SNL revisits Trump's cognitive test results and asks, 'How broke that brain?' SNL revisits Trump's cognitive test results and asks, 'How broke that brain?'
- January 22, 2018

And just how excellent is His Excellency's excellent health, doctor? Dr. Jackson's comments seemed selective to some. The White House said there are no tapes. What makes them trash their dignity? But Trump's exam has taken on heightened scrutiny amid questions about his mental fitness. Ryan said he spoke to President Donald Trump and said Trump fully supports the House measure, despite tweeting earlier Thursday that a popular children's health insurance program should not be part ... (more...)

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