Countdown Begins for Chinese Space Station to Plummet to Earth

09 Mar, 2018

The Tiangong-1 space station , which is hurtling towards Earth carrying a "highly toxic chemical", will likely hit sometime between March 24 and April 19. Some parts of the station may survive the fall, however. It was China's first space station. That's a pretty imprecise estimate, but the ESA says it's more likely that the object will land somewhere in the northern latitudes, meaning the northern United States, parts of Spain, Portugal, Greece, China, much of the Middle East, and a ...


Mueller examining whether Seychelles meeting aimed at creating back channel

09 Mar, 2018

Napolitano said Mueller has the authority to "go down any rabbit hole he wants" as more and more witnesses cooperate with investigators, such as businessman George Nader who reportedly helped set up the Seychelles meeting. Mueller was appointed special counsel to investigate possible Russian interference in the 2016 election, whether any Americans assisted in such efforts, and any other matters that arise in the course of his probe.


Oil prices fall as USA stocks rise, output increase weighs

09 Mar, 2018

Oil rose in tandem with global equity markets, shrugging off concerns over a new wave of crude production from the U.S.as fears of a global trade war eased. There will be strong global demand as well as increased cost due to steal tariffs. "We've found it, and will pump it". In the same context, Moscow has made an announcement via the Deputy Energy Secretary Alexey Texler that it does not wish to become a member of the OPEC but seeks a special relationship of co-operation with the fourteen ...


Inventory Build, Trade War Fears Generating Selling Pressure

08 Mar, 2018

President Donald Trump , seen as a bulwark against protectionist forces in the government. This surprise event drove investors out of risky assets on concerns that Washington would go ahead with import tariffs and risk a trade war. Cohn's resignation announcement came after the US markets closed on Tuesday. As crude oil inventories built for the week, United States crude oil production for week ending February 23 also increased, coming in at 10.283 million bpd, well on its way toward the ...


SFIO summons ICICI, Axis Bank CEOs in connection with PNB fraud

07 Mar, 2018

Quoting sources, media agency ANI said the SFIO had issued letters to some banks asking to explain about the working capital facility given to Gitanjali group. With Axis Bank and ICICI Bank officials complying with the SFIO summons, other banks are likely to follow the suit. They have since fled from country.


France Moves To Make 15 Legal Age Of Consent For Sex

07 Mar, 2018

Current laws in France criminalize sex with children under the age of 15 but prosecutors must prove that the sexual act was forced, the BBC reported. France plans to fix the legal age of sexual consent as 15, meaning sex with someone younger than that would be considered rape. In the United Kingdom the age of sexual consent is 16, but children under the age of 13 have additional legal protections that declare they can never consent to sexual activity.


Sri Lanka state of emergency must respect human rights - Amnesty

07 Mar, 2018

India is closely watching developments in Sri Lanka , where the government on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in order to control communal violence. As a country that had suffered by acts of violence for almost three decades, the Department said, "We as a nation should desist from the repetition of such".


Delta CEO: Ending NRA discount was attempt to be neutral

06 Mar, 2018

Gov. Casey Cagle had threatened Delta in a tweet Monday. Deal's chief of staff Chris Riley confer in the senate before the senate went into recess and the Rules Committee stripped the Delta tax cut from legislation. "The voters who elected us and believe strongly in our rights and liberties expect and deserve no less". GOP lawmakers amended a sweeping tax bill to eliminate a fuel-tax exemption worth at least an estimated $38 million to Delta and other airlines.


Trump Mocks Kushner At Gridiron Dinner: 'Jared Could Not Get Through Security'

05 Mar, 2018

I am a member of the club. There's Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who Trump slammed on Twitter (again) this week and reportedly has now nicknamed, "Mr. At the closed-door event, where filming was prohibited , Trump also discussed more somber issues like North Korea , saying he was open to direct talks with its leader, Kim Jong Un.


Saudi Crown Prince Receives Grand Welcome From Egyptian Fighter Jets

05 Mar, 2018

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Egypt's capital Cairo on Sunday on his first public trip outside the kingdom since he has been named crown prince past year. While expressing support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, Cairo has stopped short of full engagement and has instead settled for a less direct military-support role.


Man Shot Himself Outside White House, Law Enforcement Source Says

05 Mar, 2018

The Secret Service on Saturday responded to reports of a man who shot himself near the White House. Authorities are investigating what led a man to shoot himself right outside of the White House. "We're aware of the incident". Trump is expected to return to Washington D.C. this afternoon to attend the Gridiron Club dinner, an annual gathering with members of the press and D.C.


Burkina Faso: French Embassy says it is under attack

04 Mar, 2018

Just before mid-day on Friday, the French embassy and the headquarters of the Burkinabe army chief of staff in Ouagadougou were attacked by armed militants. Eight attackers were also killed in Friday's bloody assault. "These attacks only strengthen the resolve of the United States and responsible nations to pursue, destroy, and rid the world of those who commit such heinous acts", Sanders said.


British PM sets out post-Brexit trade vision

04 Mar, 2018

Theresa May has also took an opportunity to vow for real change that Britain voted for in 2016 to finally occur, with jobs and safety well defended. However, for the first time the prime minister also accepted that her plans to leave the single market will mean restricted access to European markets for United Kingdom businesses.


Turkey says 2222 militants "neutralized" in military operation in Syria's Afrin

03 Mar, 2018

The United Nations Security Council, crucially including regime ally Russian Federation, has agreed a 30-day nationwide ceasefire in Syria although this has yet to be implemented or end the violence in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta. "Turkey is not one of the parties to the conflict in Syria", said Aksoy. Since launching its operation in the northwest Syrian region, Turkey has captured 115 "strategic points" and 87 villages, Anadolu said.


French embassy in Burkina Faso attacked: FM

03 Mar, 2018

France's foreign minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, and the Burkinabe government confirmed that the embassy had been the target of one of a pair of attacks against several locations on Friday. Men escape from Burkina Faso's army headquarters during an attack in the capital Ougadougou , Burkina Faso March 2, 2018. Le Drian said the damage at the embassy was relatively minor.


Turkish strikes kill 14 Damascus loyalists in Kurd enclave: monitor

03 Mar, 2018

Shortly after, it issued a second statement in which it announced that three more soldiers had been killed and six more were wounded, without giving details of the circumstances. Washington warned Ankara that its offensive in Syrian Kurdistan distracts Kurdish fighters from the war against the Islamic State (IS). The development comes days after the UN Security Council unanimously voted in favor of a resolution demanding a 30-day truce in Syria "without delay" to allow aid delivery and ...


Mainers brace for flooding, power outages along the coast

03 Mar, 2018

The storm , with about 80 million people in its path, could knock out power and flood some neighborhoods along the Atlantic coast Friday and Saturday . That " bomb cyclone " created a record high tide of 15.16 feet - besting the tides of the Blizzard of '78 and sending heavy, car-swamping floods through the North End and Seaport - and today's storm is expected to create even higher tides.


West ups heat on Damascus as Ghouta civilians await aid

03 Mar, 2018

The UN Security Council in February voted unanimously for a 30-day Syria-wide ceasefire to allow aid deliveries and medical evacuations, but Russian-backed Syrian government forces have only implemented a brief daily pause in their otherwise relentless offensive in Eastern Ghouta, a region outside of Damascus.


UEFA make changes to Champions and Europa League from next season

02 Mar, 2018

Starting next season, the winners of the Ladbrokes Premiership will have to navigate four rounds of qualifiers to reach the Champions League , after changes to European football's premier competition were announced. The Champions League usually kicks off at 7.45pm, but from the 2018-19 season, games will start at either 5.55pm or 8pm. 'We will not use it in the Champions League next season.


The Senate's big fight over net neutrality officially starts today

02 Mar, 2018

Democrats have been promising to introduce a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution ever since the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal its net neutrality rules in December. "The Trump Administration supports the FCC's efforts to roll back burdensome, monopoly-era regulations", Gidley said , when asked whether Trump would sign a resolution to effectively reinstate the Obama-era open internet rules his own FCC chairman voted to overturn.


Iraqi court sentences 15 Turkish women to death for belonging to ISIL

01 Mar, 2018

Several Western governments, including the United Kingdom, have expressed a wish for nationals who travelled to the Middle East to fight on behalf of the group be tried in Iraq . Iraq has detained 560 women and 600 children over alleged links to IS, and has moved quickly to put them on trial. Iraq has sentenced 16 Turkish women to death for involvement with ISIS .


Syria's entire territory must be cleansed of terrorists in coming months

01 Mar, 2018

Moscow began military operations against terrorist groups in Syria at the request of Damascus in September 2015. The Syrian regime says it is targeting terrorists inside the enclave , as the draft resolution stated the cease-fire doesn't apply to operations against the Islamic State , al-Qaida and the Nusra Front.


Israel arrests family member of jailed Palestinian teen

01 Mar, 2018

Hours after Mohammed's release , Mordechai posted on Facebook that the 15-year-old had admitted to interrogators that he had sustained his head injury from falling off of his bike and hitting his head on the handlebars. His 17-year-old brother, Tamim, was also arrested. "Then I saw the same soldiers who hit my cousin, this time in front of my house". The Palestinian Prisoner's Society (PPS) said in a statement that Israeli forces detained 10 members of the Tamimi family from the central ...


Allies urge Trump to not go further on gun control measures

26 Feb, 2018

He says what's needed now is a political settlement reached by the people who live there. At the White House, Trump told local and state school officials he had discussed his ideas to stem gun violence in schools with the NRA , the politically influential gun lobby that backed him in the 2016 campaign.


Famous Jerusalem church shut over tax protest

26 Feb, 2018

The bill set to approved by Israeli ministers would restrict the rights of churches to deal independently with their own land and also threatens church land around the Jaffa gate of the Old City of Jerusalem. "This reminds us all of laws of a similar nature which were enacted against the Jews during a dark period in Europe". Fatah Movement condemned the Israeli decision; saying that these decisions target the Christian presence in Palestine.



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