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Stock markets plunge following record U.S. slump Stock markets plunge following record U.S. slump
- February 07, 2018

At its lowest ebb, the Dow was down 1,597 points from Friday's close. China's central bank has been pretty inactive in recent days, which could be a sign Beijing is relatively composed in spite of the global stocks rout. The sudden mood shift in the once-euphoric market is all about the threat of inflation. The yield on the 10-year Treasury slipped to 2.71 percent from 2.84 percent. (more...)
Democratic memo released by US House Intelligence Committee Democratic memo released by US House Intelligence Committee
- February 07, 2018

Schiff and other Democrats have raised questions about whether the committee chairman, Republican Rep. Devin Nunes of California, co-ordinated with the White House in drafting the GOP memo . Even if the White House refused to allow its release, the House committee could seek a rare closed-door vote of all House members to override the president and release it. (more...)
Another Government Shutdown Looming as Deadline Approaches Another Government Shutdown Looming as Deadline Approaches
- February 07, 2018

However, Ryan will not allow any bill to be voted on if it doesn't have the support of the ultra-right immigration restrictionists in the GOP caucus. But what that bill ends up looking like is anybody's guess. The new proposal offered by Sens. And it has outraged many of Trump's core supporters. "They are not a priority for deportation", Kelly said of Dreamers who've not accumulated criminal records. (more...)
'VIP paedophile ring' accuser charged over youngster abuse photographs 'VIP paedophile ring' accuser charged over youngster abuse photographs
- February 07, 2018

The case, which can be disclosed for the first time today after a judge lifted some reporting restrictions, will raise more questions about Operation Midland , the Metropolitan Police's £2.5 million inquiry which relied exclusively on Nick's claims. (more...)
President Trump attacks congressman 'Little Adam Schiff' over memo response President Trump attacks congressman 'Little Adam Schiff' over memo response
- February 07, 2018

Kelly adds his initial conclusion is that the Democratic version is "not as clean a memo as the first one". CNN - never appearing to be able to pass up an opportunity to attack Trump (with or without any basis in fact) - attacked the president's tweet in a sarcastic piece entitled " Donald Trump said 4 things that aren't true in a single 47-word tweet". (more...)
The Philadelphia Eagles Just Won Their First Super Bowl The Philadelphia Eagles Just Won Their First Super Bowl
- February 07, 2018

While neither team's defense played particularly well, the offenses were explosive, with Tom Brady dueling Nick Foles , the most unlikely of heroes. Stephen Gostkowski's extra point gave New England its first lead, 33-32. The Eagles took a 32-26 lead 51 seconds into the fourth quarter on a Elliott field goal, creating a bit of breathing space after Brady threw two third-quarter TD passes. (more...)
Forget the SOTU Address: Trump Wants a Military Parade Forget the SOTU Address: Trump Wants a Military Parade
- February 07, 2018

At a January 18 meeting attended by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., Trump set into motion his desire for a Bastille Day-inspired military spectacle, Pentagon officials confirmed Tuesday. Officials told the Post that they do not yet know how they will cover the cost of the parade, which could reach millions of dollars. An inauguration team source said at the time that the team was "legit thinking Red Square/North Korea-style parade". (more...)
Trump health care remark rebuffed in Britain Trump health care remark rebuffed in Britain
- February 07, 2018

May's office pointed out that a US think tank, the Commonwealth Fund, past year ranked Britain's National Health Service as No. 1 among health systems in 11 countries. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt also took a shot at the commander-in-chief. Last year the House of Lords Select Committee recommended that an independent Office for Health and Care Sustainability to be set up to look into health and social care for the next 15 to 20 years to better account for changing need and demographics. (more...)
UM ranked top 50 in Asia UM ranked top 50 in Asia
- February 07, 2018

Then there is Hong Kong, which achieves a very high score on the worldwide outlook pillar - and is also very solid on research - but seems to be held back from an across-the-board good performance by its marks on the teaching and industry income pillars. (more...)
ACLU Sues Alabama Over ID Requirements for Transgender Residents ACLU Sues Alabama Over ID Requirements for Transgender Residents
- February 07, 2018

The lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union said the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's policy denied transgender people access to identification, and applicants were forced to release medical information to get driver's licenses. (more...)
Analyst Research and Recommendations: LKQ Corporation (LKQ), The Wendy's Company (WEN)
- February 07, 2018

The big banks are holding 96.20% of the shares while company insiders are clinging to 0.50%. About 400,459 shares traded. LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) has declined 1.30% since February 3, 2017 and is downtrending. After $0.45 actual earnings per share reported by LKQ Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.44% negative EPS growth. Susquehanna initiated LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) on Friday, August 26 with "Positive" rating. (more...)
US House intelligence panel votes to release Democratic memo US House intelligence panel votes to release Democratic memo
- February 07, 2018

On Friday, the President held up a four-page memo as proof of that conspiracy against him. Steve Bannon, former chief strategist to President Donald Trump , is scheduled to be interviewed behind closed doors Tuesday by a House panel, but it's unclear whether he'll show up. (more...)
House GOP rush to finish new stopgap spending bill House GOP rush to finish new stopgap spending bill
- February 07, 2018

But the strategy is likely to hit a wall of resistance from Democrats , who want any increases in defense spending to be matched by similar hikes for domestic programs. The potential cost, over the 2018-19 budget years, would rival the deficit impact of last year's tax measure over that period. The issue is whether House Democrats - who have for months been outright resistant to signing onto a budget agreement without a resolution on DACA in sight and are still wary of the current ... (more...)
One Killed, Dozens Wounded in Clashes With IOF in Nablus One Killed, Dozens Wounded in Clashes With IOF in Nablus
- February 07, 2018

Al-Najah Hospital in Nablus said a Palestinian man identified as Khaled Walid Tayeh, 22, from Iraq al-Tayeh near Nablus, who was critically wounded from a gun wound to chest, has died of his wounds. Dozens of angry Palestinian young men threw stones at the Israeli troops, who fired back with tear gas, rubber bullets and live ammunition. Palestinian territories have remained dogged by tension since U.S. (more...)
North Korea May Have Launched a Domestic Beer Brewed with Wheat North Korea May Have Launched a Domestic Beer Brewed with Wheat
- February 07, 2018

North Korea's state orchestra arrived at South Korea's eastern port of Mukho on Tuesday evening aboard the Mangyongbong-92 ferry, which the musicians will use as accommodation during their one-week stay. The North Korean tabloid Chosun Ibo also speculated that beer has been in works since at least 2015, after that the leader of the country, Kim Jong-un, complained that beers imported from South Korea are too bland. (more...)
Trump calls for government shutdown over immigration policy Trump calls for government shutdown over immigration policy
- February 07, 2018

Greg Walden, the Oregon Republican who chairs the House Energy and Commerce Committee, of the fifth short-term funding measure. Trump has called for adoption of his four-point immigration plan: protection against deportation for 1.8 million young immigrants who years ago were brought illegally into the U.S.by their parents, construction of a wall along the southern US border with Mexico to thwart more illegal migrants, and the end to both a family migration program and a visa lottery that ... (more...)
Rly Budget against Odisha: SP Rly Budget against Odisha: SP
- February 07, 2018

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, on the other hand thanked Prime Minister, Finance Minister and Railway Minister for the allocation of Rs 5252 crore against the previous UPA government's annual average allocation of only Rs 838 crore for Odisha . (more...)
Senate leaders upbeat about possible deal to raise budget caps Senate leaders upbeat about possible deal to raise budget caps
- February 07, 2018

But they both suggested a breakthrough was imminent. McConnell reached an agreement with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to reopen the government after three days by pledging to bring up legislation meant to address the DACA issue, "so long as the government remains open". (more...)
NJ enlists in fight against Trump to protect clean water NJ enlists in fight against Trump to protect clean water
- February 07, 2018

Calling it "clearly illegal", the attorneys general argue the move threatens decades of progress made, in each of their states, to ensure access to safe water. "Clean water is fundamental to New Yorkers' health, environment, and economy", Schneiderman said. Trump EPA's slash of drinking water protections trickles down to N.J . (more...)
Misuse fears can't be sole factor to reject Aadhaar Misuse fears can't be sole factor to reject Aadhaar
- February 07, 2018

Sibal was appearing for a batch of petitioners who had challenged the BJP-led NDA government's decision to make Aadhaar enrolment mandatory for people and a condition for accessing various government services and welfare schemes. The counsel submitted that Section 7 of the Aadhaar Act says the government may require authentication from residents only for the objective of receiving subsidy, benefit or service for which the expenditure is incurred from the Consolidated Fund of India. (more...)

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