Hertz, Avis Follow Enterprise, End Partnership with NRA

25 Feb, 2018

Petitions are circulating online targeting companies that offer discounts and other special offers to NRA members. Enterprise Holdings Inc.: The vehicle rental company, which also owns Alamo and National, tweeted Friday, "All three of our brands have ended the discount for NRA members .


Another round of winter weather could make for slick commute Thursday

25 Feb, 2018

Snow and sleet accumulations can range anywhere from 1-2 inches while ice accumulations can range from a tenth to two-tenths of an inch. It's that wintry mix chance we're concerned about Thursday night and again on Saturday morning. Kansas City Public Schools will be one of the only metro schools in session. Up to a half-inch of sleet fell in southwest Oklahoma City, and two-fifths of an inch of freezing rain coated parts of Garvin County, where branches were broken.


Employers arrested after Filipina maid found dead in freezer

25 Feb, 2018

Eva (2nd L), mother of Filipina worker Joanna Demafelis whose body was found inside a freezer in Kuwait, cries in front of the wooden casket containing her daughter's body shortly after its arrival from Manila at Iloilo International Airport in Iloilo province, central Philippines, on February 17, 2018.


Russian Federation sends 2 stealth fighter jets to Syria

25 Feb, 2018

But White's comments are the clearest to date that the US military was told there were no Russians in the attacking force. The US suffered heavy casualties in Vietnam, and later the Afghanistan war was very costly for Russian Federation.


Myanmar accused of 'bulldozing' proof of crimes against Rohingya

24 Feb, 2018

Most of the 55 demolished villages are among the 362 that were destroyed by Myanmar security forces and Rakhine Buddhist vigilante groups in the wake of attacks on security outposts by the Rohingya insurgent group ARSA on August 25, 2017.


RBS and other banks increase provision for PPI claims

24 Feb, 2018

In its United Kingdom personal and business banking division alone, RBS reported an 8% drop in headcount in 2017, while its commercial banking unit saw front office headcount fall around 16 per cent, alongside an 11 per cent drop in its private banking business.


SpaceX sends Spanish military satellite into orbit

24 Feb, 2018

The Paz satellite, from the Spanish government-controlled Hisdesat satellite operator, was sent into a low-earth orbit vertically circling the north and south poles, giving it a constant sunlit view of the earth's surface below. As part of their plan to make their rockets fully reusable, the rocket's fairings were equipped with deployable chutes that would control their descent to the Pacific Ocean.


S. Africa Treasury Predicts Growth Pickup as Confidence Returns

24 Feb, 2018

The challenge comes just a day after the Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has delivered his maiden 2018 National Budget at the National Assembly in Cape Town. These were the first pictures of Zuma to be shown since he stepped down from his presidential seat last week. "Gugaba has this tainted history and the problem with him delivering the budget is that people know that he has been involved so intimately (with alleged corruption) and can not signal to global markets a credible turnaround", ...


IAEA reaffirms Iran's compliance to nuclear deal for 10th time

24 Feb, 2018

British Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt held talks with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi on bilateral issues, including Iran nuclear deal and the British dual nationals detained in Iran. "The indirect indication is that (actual designs) don't exist", the diplomat said. Earlier on Thursday, Iran's top nuclear negotiator warned that the agreement was under threat unless foreign businesses and banks were able to trade freely in the country.


Saudi Arabia to invest US$64BN in entertainment

23 Feb, 2018

The plan is part of an ambitious reform strategy, called Vision 2030, launched by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman , aiming to open the country to Western investments and diversify its oil-dependent economy. Previous year the country announced plans to develop resorts on some 50 islands off the Red Sea coast and an entertainment city south of Riyadh featuring golf courses, vehicle racing tracks and a Six Flags theme park.


Couple arrested for abusing their four adopted children

23 Feb, 2018

Investigators say the children are between the ages of 6 and 12 and did not have access to food, water, or the bathroom for up to twelve hours at a time on a regular basis. School officials told detectives there were no reported issues and the children were excellent students and "generally good kids", Willson said. He said he never noticed anything off, but now is seeing red flags in retrospect.


Gita: Storm sparks state of emergency in New Zealand

23 Feb, 2018

UP to 1,000 tourists were stranded in New Zealand's Golden Bay today after the remnants of Cyclone Gita buffeted the South Pacific nation, officials said. The top of the South was worst hit with heavy rain closing roads and causing flooding in the Tasman region. The cyclone had since been downgraded to a storm, but forecasters said it was still likely to wreak havoc on Tuesday evening as it traversed the centre of New Zealand.


Warner Music UK Enjoys Record Breaking Year at the Brit Awards

23 Feb, 2018

Not only did he scoop the prize in both categories that he was nominated in - including British Album Of The Year for Gang Signs & Prayer - but the grime artist also pulled a monumental performance out of the bag to close the show.


U.S. bid to put Pakistan on global terror watch-list fails

23 Feb, 2018

However, the United States said the FATF's decision was expected later this week, indicating Islamabad's celebrations might be premature, the report said. Pakistan issued a list of 65 proscribed organisations, placing four of them under observation, Islamabad response further reads. The move rattled officials and businesses across Pakistan, who fear any type of financial restrictions could crimp the country's economic prospects.


Yobe school attack: We're still looking for 94 students - Teacher

22 Feb, 2018

The attack comes nearly four years after Boko Haram gained worldwide infamy for abducting about 276 girls at Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State. The Yobe state Police Commissioner, Mr Summonu Abdulmaliki, had on Tuesday said the Force have been unable to establish if the insurgents abducted any of the missing girls.


Ongoing situation in Ghouta, Syria devastates hospitals as death toll rises

22 Feb, 2018

Pro-government forces pounded eastern Ghouta on Tuesday, in a surge of violence that a war monitor said had killed at least 250 people since Sunday night. Numerous violations may amount to war crimes , the UN Human Right chief said. The towns of eastern Ghouta were among the first to organize into self-governing collectives and shake off government rule after popular demonstrations against Assad swept through the country in 2011, eventually leading to civil war.


North Korea 'Canceled' Planned Meeting With US VP Pence In South Korea

22 Feb, 2018

On February 10, less than two hours before Pence and his team were to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister Kim Yo-jong and North Korea's nominal head of state Kim Yong-nam, Pyongyang pulled out of the scheduled meeting, according to Pence's office.


David Davis: No sweeping deregulation after Brexit

21 Feb, 2018

Government officials admitted that Davis's call for "higher standards" did not mean there would be no deregulation, suggesting that Brexit would allow the United Kingdom to regulate in a different manner. Opposition lawmaker Chuka Umunna said in a statement issued by pro-EU campaign group Open Britain that some of Davis' fellow ministers do want a slipping of standards.


Russian FM: Washington must stop 'playing with fire' in Syria

21 Feb, 2018

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has warned the United States not to meddle in the Syrian conflict, accusing the Trump administration of trying to undermine the Arab Republic's territorial integrity and of supporting the autonomy-seeking Kurds in order to further its own interests.


Australian MP reported to police over 'greenie punk' Facebook gun photo

21 Feb, 2018

Mr Turnbull said Mr Christensen took down the post "after he was spoken to about it". Speaking to 3AW Radio Monday, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the picture was " very inappropriate ". Senator Hanson-Young says the federal government must condemn his actions and the Nationals should sack him. The subject line read "Bullets" with the sender expressing a hope "that George has one left in the chamber " in order to shoot her.


Return to top 10 all the sweeter for Kvitova

21 Feb, 2018

The Czech World No 16 from Czech Republic was the underdog heading into the final against the World No 4 from Spain, but despite finding herself a set down, Kvitova was able to bounce back superbly to secure a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory to clinch her 22th WTA Tour title.


United States and Chinese officials 'scuffled over nuclear football' during Trump Beijing visit

21 Feb, 2018

U.S. and Chinese security officials reportedly tussled over the American nuclear football during a state visit that President Donald Trump later called "great" and "very productive". It has to stay close to the president, given that he would have less than five minutes to react before nuclear missiles launched at the United States by, say, China or Russian Federation, strike.


Winter Olympics: Russia open criminal investigation into Alexander Krushelnitsky case

21 Feb, 2018

The International Olympics Committee said on Monday that a second sample from the athlete had been taken and results would be available in 24 hours. Hamilton said it is Krushelnitsky's responsibility to stay clean, no matter how a banned substance may have made its way into the Russian's system.


Wreckage Of Iran Plane Crash Found

20 Feb, 2018

Witnesses told local media the plane looked like it was trying to make an emergency landing before it crashed. Other Iranian news outlets and officials did not confirm that the crash site had been reached. The air tragedy killed all 65 people on board, the Civil Aviation Organisation of Iran confirmed on Sunday. A member of the Red Crescent rescue team was quoted as saying by ISNA news agency that "a dark spot" had been seen near Dengezlu village that "might be a trace to the crashed ...


Donald Trump Jr. arrives in India

20 Feb, 2018

Markey, who worked on South Asia policy during the George W. Bush administration, told The New York Times . Donald Trump Jr , US President Donald Trump's son arrived in India today to promote several luxurious residential projects in the country.



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