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Erdogan says Turkey will 'clean' entire Syrian border Erdogan says Turkey will 'clean' entire Syrian border
- January 30, 2018

Afrin is well west of the area where USA forces are operating in cooperation with the Kurds, but President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey has threatened to advance into areas to the east, where the Americans also operate. Manbij was retaken from IS by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in 2016 as part of a push that would later recapture the city of Raqa from the jihadists. (more...)
Welcome to State of the 'Uniom', Trump administration's latest typo Welcome to State of the 'Uniom', Trump administration's latest typo
- January 30, 2018

Rep. Raul M. Grijalva, a Democrat from Arizona, tweeted a picture of the ticket with an insult aimed at Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. The Trump administration wasn't the source of the error -it was the sergeant at arms in the House of Representatives. (more...)
1 soldier killed, 10 injured in Kabul military academy attack 1 soldier killed, 10 injured in Kabul military academy attack
- January 30, 2018

The ambulance attack came a week after a previous assault on civilians at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul where more than 20 people were killed, including 14 foreigners. Earlier, resident Mohammad Ehsan said he heard a series of explosions coming from the area beginning at around 5 am (0030 GMT) and lasting for at least an hour, with smaller blasts continuing at less frequent intervals. (more...)
No straws for you! California threatens jail, $1K fine No straws for you! California threatens jail, $1K fine
- January 30, 2018

The bill will prevent sit-down restaurants from offering their customers unsolicited plastic straws, or from serving drinks with them. The bill was introduced by Majority Leader Ian Calderon last week. And Calderon's is not the only bill targeting drinking plastics. She later started a petition that gathered hundreds of signatures. Straws and stirrers were the sixth most commonly collected item during California's Coastal Cleanup Day from 1989 to 2014, the lawmaker claimed in a release, ... (more...)
Watford sign Barcelona winger Deulofeu on loan Watford sign Barcelona winger Deulofeu on loan
- January 30, 2018

He was touted as a potential replacement to Neymar after the Brazilian left for Paris Saint-Germain in the offseason, but gradually lost space in the starting lineup after lacklustre performances. However, he was signed on a permanent basis by Everton and spent two seasons there in which he played 37 times and scored twice. The four-time Spain global has made 17 appearances in all competitions for the LaLiga leaders this season, scoring two goals, but has struggled for regular playing time ... (more...)
Colombian President Pauses Peace Talks With Rebel Group, ELN Colombian President Pauses Peace Talks With Rebel Group, ELN
- January 30, 2018

Peace talks between the Colombian government and the ELN destabilized following attacks that took place over the weekend . Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday suspended peace talks with Marxist ELN rebels after a series of bombings over the weekend killed seven police officers and injured dozens. (more...)
BMO Capital Markets Reaffirms "Buy" Rating for Packaging Corp Of America (PKG)
- January 30, 2018

Packaging Corporation of America (NYSE: PKG ) has risen 54.92% since January 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.52% the S&P500. Among 19 analysts covering Altria Group Inc. continued to hold its position in Packaging Corporation of America (NYSE:PKG) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). (more...)
Kabul attack death toll rises to 103, 235 others wounded: Barmak Kabul attack death toll rises to 103, 235 others wounded: Barmak
- January 30, 2018

It came a week after Taliban militants stormed a luxury hotel in Kabul , killing 22 people, including 14 foreigners, and setting off a 13-hour battle with security forces. The International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan condemned the use of an ambulance in the bombing , saying on Twitter it was "unacceptable and unjustifiable". (more...)
Ken Starr: Trump Can Fire Mueller If He Wants Ken Starr: Trump Can Fire Mueller If He Wants
- January 30, 2018

Kevin McCarthy of California, the House majority leader, said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press ". " "Right now there's not an issue". White House counsel Don McGahn refused to order the Justice Department to fire Mueller because he disagreed with the President's reasoning, the source said. (more...)
Teen shot in head after new internet challenge goes wrong Teen shot in head after new internet challenge goes wrong
- January 30, 2018

The suspect who fired the gun was taken into custody. Voluntarily ingesting Tide pods aren't the only unsafe (and stupid) new craze to take over the 'net. According to a witness a "loud bang" was heard as the teen fell on the floor. As for Lackland, during his police interview, the man declared that he didn't mean to shoot his friend and that the handgun went off by accident. (more...)
European Union ministers say Brexit transition period should last until December 2020 European Union ministers say Brexit transition period should last until December 2020
- January 30, 2018

Davis said he wanted such a safeguard to be included in the withdrawal agreement between Britain and the EU. "EU General Affairs Council adopts guidelines for #Brexitnegotiations within 2 min: status quo transition without institutional representation, lasting from #Brexit date to 31 December 2020", the bloc's deputy chief Brexit negotiator Sabine Weyand tweeted. (more...)
Package deal thief slips proper into some prompt karma Package deal thief slips proper into some prompt karma
- January 30, 2018

Her vehicle circles back before she jumps out and runs over the garden to grab the goods. That's when you see the accused package thief jump from the auto and run to the porch. According to, homeowner Lizeth Ababneh says she found the clip comical, but one of the packages contained medication for her husband. He says the medicine costs about $5,000, and insurance covers some of the cost, but not replacements. (more...)
European Union to begin negotiations on Brexit transitional arrangement European Union to begin negotiations on Brexit transitional arrangement
- January 30, 2018

The EU negotiator also stressed that Britain would have no decision-making power in the EU during the transition, which the bloc wants to run from March 29, 2019, when Britain leaves, until the end of 2020. But the spokesman added there is some distance between the bloc and Britain on some of the transition deal. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian meanwhile touted his country as a post-Brexit alternative, telling Japanese businesses on Monday they must realize that Britain's European ... (more...)
Under Pressure From Increased Sanctions, North Korea Sees Surge in Political Executions
- January 30, 2018

Brooks said he believes this is causing tension in North Korea's framework. "We are sanctioning additional oil, shipping, and trading companies that continue to provide a lifeline to North Korea to fuel this regime's nuclear ambitions and destabilizing activities", he continued. (more...)
Rep. Frederica Wilson to boycott President Trump's State of the Union address Rep. Frederica Wilson to boycott President Trump's State of the Union address
- January 30, 2018

In the prime-time speech Tuesday, the president plans to promote his proposal for $25 billion for a wall along the Mexican border and for a path to citizenship for almost 2 million young people brought to the US illegally as children. Trump has an Immigration and Customs Enforcement worker coming as his guest in a nod to his priorities. The theme of his Tuesday night address to Congress and the country is "Building a safe, strong and proud America", and the president is looking to showcase ... (more...)
Falcons earn Scholar Athlete All-American honors Falcons earn Scholar Athlete All-American honors
- January 30, 2018

To earn the honor, teams were required to post a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the fall semester. The swimming and diving program also earned the highest GPA amongst all other women's sports at Nevada. Duquesne was one of 173 NCAA Division I Scholar All-America women's teams among 430 total institutions to collect the award across all NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA Divisions. (more...)
European Union backs Brexit transition period to end by 2020 European Union backs Brexit transition period to end by 2020
- January 30, 2018

The document is likely to further inflame feuding within Britain's Conservative government, between those who back a clean break with the bloc and those who want to keep Britain's economy as closely aligned with the EU's as possible after Brexit in March 2019. (more...)
Maha: Dhule farmer died, but minister made profits Maha: Dhule farmer died, but minister made profits
- January 30, 2018

The state then chose to construct a solar power plant. The BJP-led government in the state was in a tight spot when farmer Dharma Patil from Sindkheda in Dhule district died in JJ Hospital on Sunday night and his son refused to take the body till the family's demands were met. (more...)
Morocco Plays a Leading Role at 30th AU Summit: El Othmani Morocco Plays a Leading Role at 30th AU Summit: El Othmani
- January 30, 2018

In Monday's final declaration from the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, leaders are expected to take United States President Donald Trump to task for his foul-mouthed dismissal of the continent's countries. The letter comes after Trump sparked widespread outrage earlier in January when he reportedly described African and Central American nations as "sh*thole countries" during a meeting with lawmakers at the White House. (more...)
House intel could vote to release Nunes memo House intel could vote to release Nunes memo
- January 30, 2018

On Sunday, the president's eldest son bet $100 that Democrat Congressman Adam Schiff would leak his version of the memo before it is released by the House Intelligence Committee . Devin Nunes and his staff, is critical of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe for their oversight roles. (more...)

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