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Billionaire heads toward confirmation as Commerce secretary

Former Commerce secretaries have praised him, including one who served under President Barack Obama. During his confirmation hearing Ross pushed the idea of taking a tough stance on China, citing it as one of the most protectionist of the world...

Disgusting! Beloved Hippo Gustavito Beaten To Death In El Salvador Zoo!

El Salvador has one of the highest murder rates in the world, but this hasn't stopped this tragic event from angering a nation. When the war ended in 1992 many of them returned home, taking the LA gang culture with them. " They killed an animal th...

'Obama 2017' Campaign Launches To Elect Barack Obama President Of France

NBC Reports that posters calling for Obama 2017 have been plastered around Paris and the petition has received about 27,000 signatures so far. "Barack Obama has completed his second term as president of the United States. The campaign is in resp...

Fox News claims Swedish unknown Nils Bildt is 'national security advisor'

And the Foreign Office was similarly stumped, with a spokesman telling the newspaper Dagens Nyhether (DN): " We do not know who he is ". Trump's initial remark about "last night in Sweden" stirred a burst of social media mockery, while Trump expla...

Republican congressman calls for special prosecutor to investigate Russia-Trump ties

Issa , the former chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, was also asked by Maher if he was going to let the Russian Federation controversy "slide", and the congressman insisted that he and his colleagues would not.

People's Court Judge Joseph Wapner Has Passed Away at 97

Wapner served at the L.A. Superior Court from 1961-79 after two years as a municipal judge. Over the years, Wapner's version of The People's Court was parodied on Saturday Night Live . "[For example], when a litigant [once] told him, 'I'm not th...

Body Of Russian UN Ambassador Returned To Moscow

A farewell ceremony was held at the UN Headquarters in NY on Wednesday and was attended by more than 300 Russian and foreign diplomats and contemporaries. Mr Churkin accused former U.S. president Barack Obama's administration, which Ms Power served, ...

White supremacist Dylann Roof drove toward 2nd black church - court docs

Roof's legal team sought to keep the Branch AME information out of his trial, noting in documents of their own that the church - one of more than 500 AME congregations in SC - was merely near his route from Charleston to North Carolina and that the g...

Iraqi Forces Launch Push to Retake Western Mosul from IS

US army officer Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of offensive operations across Iraq , said in an official statement that "Mosul would be a tough fight for any army in the world, and the Iraqi forces have risen to the challenge". Unable to undo ...

Authorities investigate vandalism at University City Jewish cemetery

The defacement was discovered on a weekend when 11 Jewish Community Centers received bomb threats. The Washington Post reported the number of grave sites damaged in the break-in topped 170. "We must fight acts of intolerance and hate". From thei...

British lords all set to have their say on the Brexit bill

Amendments on guaranteeing the rights of European Union citizens living in Britain, and calling for the government to give parliament a vote on the final Brexit deal are expected to attract the most support. The author of Article 50 has ridiculed...

Homeland Security issues sweeping rules on immigrant deportations

And the memo describes a plan to use an obscure provision of federal law that allows those who illegally cross the Mexican border in the United States to be sent back to Mexico, even if they are from other countries. Tragically, Kelly noted , ma...

Rockets fired at Israel from Egypt's Sinai, army claims

According to the claim, published by the the ISIS-affiliated Amaq news website, the strike targeted a vehicle carrying the militants in the village of Shibana located south of the town Rafah, in northern Sinai near the Egypt-Israel border.

Jose Mourinho refuses to confirm Wayne Rooney future, explains Luke Shaw's absence

Staying at home will give the 31-year-old extra opportunity to improve his fitness ahead of Sunday's EFL Cup final against Southampton at Wembley where the first silverware of the season will be handed out. And he feels in a game of football anything...

Mattis says USA won't be taking Iraq oil as Trump once suggested

A retired marine general who led U.S. troops in Iraq, Mattis has also sought an exemption from Trump's travel ban for Iraqis who served with United States troops, including translators. The recapture of Mosul would deal a death blow to the "caliphate...

Greece compromises on bailout reforms

The country needs access to the latest tranche of its €86bn bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Union in order to meet debt repayments. Cabinet ministers stressed that Athens achieved to convince its lenders on the pro...

China halts North Korea coal imports after missile test

As a matter of fact, the shift to have have already begun: Citing South Korea's Yonhap news agency, Reuters reports a North Korean coal shipment - valued around $1 million - was rejected by China last week. However, the assassination of Kim Jong-...

One dead, 20 injured as train derails in Belgium

The accident occurred early in the afternoon as the train left Leuven Station at slow speed in the direction of Brussels Airport and the Belgian capital. Investigators are now trying to determine the cause of the deadly derailment. The victim was not...

Epic rain expected in Southern California

As of 6 a.m., 12-hour statewide rainfall totals include Santa Rosa.04 inches, San Francisco.31, Oakland.19, Ben Lomond.12 inches, San Jose.01, San Luis Obispo.59 inches and Santa Barbara.61 inches. Officials throughout Orange County Thursday prepared...

Israelis and Palestinians: One state or two?

Palestinians seek diplomatic recognition for their independent state on the territories of the West Bank , including East Jerusalem, which is partially occupied by Israel, and the Gaza Strip. On this visit Mr Netanyahu backed away, gingerly, from hi...

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Kaspersky Banned: Federal Agencies Ditch Russian Cybersecurity Firm Over Spying Concerns

Law360, Nashville (September 13, 2017, 4:53 PM EDT) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security ordered federal agencies Wednesday to stop using Kaspersky Lab software and services ...

Mass Evacuations in Russian Cities Continue After Bomb Threats

Since September 11 dozens of schools, universities, malls, railway stations, airports and government offices have been evacuated and inspected by law enforcement in big cities all ...

NHC: Hurricane Jose not a concern to the US

This past weekend, Irma , a devastating Category 4 hurricane, swept up over the Florida Keys and then up Florida's Gulf Coast, becoming the third of this season's four catastrophi...

Family of 3 Die After Falling Into Italian Volcano

Authorities said they believe the child fainted because of the gas fumes before falling into the crater. A 7-year-old boy is the sole surviving member of a family that was wiped ...

Beaufort Islands under mandatory evacuation

As Irma approaches the region, its large swells, storm surge and high tides may cause water along the coast to rise 6 feet above ground level near Charleston, which Dixon said coul...

Maldivian government expresses condolences over Mexican natural disaster

Mexican authorities said at least 60 people were confirmed dead, including many in the state of Oaxaca along the Pacific coast. The Interior Department reported that 428 homes we...

Putin Says North Korea Crisis Can Be Solved By Diplomatic Means

He said they shared the view that the North's nuclear issue should be resolved quickly to realize the "infinite potentials" of the Korean Peninsula and the Far East region. "If we ...

Trump pitches tax reform in North Dakota

Americans must call on Congress to strongly oppose Trump's tax and budget plan, which is nothing more than a $5 trillion tax giveaway paid for by cuts to Social Security, Medicare,...

Prosecutors: Sen. Menendez 'sold his office' for ritzy trips

Prosecutors accuse him of soliciting and accepting free trips on Salomon Melgen's private jet to luxurious resorts in the Dominican Republic and elsewhere, hundreds of thousands of...

Pakistan owns up to terror; Didi vs saffron parivar; more

This comes after Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi last month said there has to be a political settlement in Afghanistan and that US President Donald Trump's new war str...

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Canadian dollar jumps as Bank of Canada lifts benchmark rate 25bps

Canadian dollar jumps as Bank of Canada lifts benchmark rate 25bps

Furthermore, the central bank said it would pay " close attention" to how the economy responds to higher borrowing costs, given households have accumulated record levels of debt. ...

Commissioner Tasks Super Eagles On Standard

Commissioner Tasks Super Eagles On Standard

The Eagles are aiming to become the first team to complete a double over Cameroon in a World Cup qualification round with victory on Monday night. More work lie ahead for the ...

N. Korea Close to Long Range Missile Capability

N. Korea Close to Long Range Missile Capability

Pyongyang fired a ballistic missile over Japan earlier this week, causing alarm across the world and deep reflection from North Korea's neighbours on whether they are prepared to c...

Mnuchin: Debt limit should be tied to Harvey funding

Mnuchin: Debt limit should be tied to Harvey funding

President Donald Trump visited storm-ravaged areas in Texas over the weekend, expressing hope for speedy congressional action on Harvey aid. The United States is scheduled to r...

Gov. Hutchinson authorizes the deployment of 1500 National Guardsmen to Texas

Gov. Hutchinson authorizes the deployment of 1500 National Guardsmen to Texas

Cloud are being deployed to Texas to help with the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The Indiana National Guard will lend its help to those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. ...