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Britain's future EU trade ties hinge on choice of "European model" -Barnier


The negotiations are the first time since European Union leaders announced that trade talks could not begin until "sufficient progress" was made on key Brexit issues. Failure to do so would probably push back the move to one of the next summits in February or March, leaving only around six months to reach a deal by October 2018, the timeline Barnier has set in order for the withdrawal agreement to be ratified by Brexit day in March 2019. Read More »

Ombudsman files graft, usurpation raps vs Aquino at Sandiganbayan


The ombudsman initiated the filing of cases against Aquino after it dismissed the complaints of the families of the Special Action Force troopers who died during the encounter in January 2015. Since Aquino was the commander-in-chief at the time, there was nothing to usurp. Villanueva said as the commander-in-chief of the police and armed forces, the former president had the power and authority to call the police operation, even if ill-fated. Read More »

TSA reportedly fails secret test of security measures


Despite the high rate of failure, the results of this round of testing is better than two years ago, when screeners missed 95 percent of prohibited items. TSA Administrator David Pekoske told Congress the CT technology is the most effective way to keep passengers safe, but the cost is a major hurdle and above what the TSA now has. Read More »

Boris Johnson Praised Trump On Trump's Favourite TV Show


Praising Trump's Twitter use, he added: "His method of tweeting early in the morning - no matter how rambunctious those tweets may be - they are communicating with people". Some Tory MPs are aghast at his handling of the issue and claim his remarks have made Ms Zaghari Ratcliffe a much more precious bargaining commodity for Tehran. Read More »

Penny Mordaunt has replaced Priti Patel in cabinet reshuffle


Priti Patel had quit on Wednesday after lacking "transparency" due to unauthorized meetings with Israeli officers. But this time, at least, our prediction was on: Mordaunt is taking Patel's place in Cabinet. She backed another prominent Vote Leave campaigner, Andrea Leadsom , in the 2016 Conservative leadership race. She has formerly worked as an aid worker, and has plenty of experience in the interconnected worlds of the Foreign Office, Ministry of Defence, and the Department for ... Read More »

North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Test Site Appears Dangerously Contaminated


KIM Jong-un's leaky underground bomb site has turned the surrounding area into a nuclear wasteland sparking a spate of babies born with horrific deformities, defectors have reported. "Only family members of soldiers were evacuated to underground shafts". The test site location is primarily populated with soldiers and a few farmers who provide for the site itself. Read More »

Agreement in meeting on TPP trade deal - Mexican minister


Vietnam's foreign minister Pham Binh Minh started out the talks on Wednesday by underscoring the challenges faced by the members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum despite recent improvements in regional and global growth. International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said if the meeting were to fail too, they would turn to their prime ministers and presidents for "guidance". Read More »

Mom And Boyfriend Charged After Twin Girls Found Safe


That's when, police said, their mother's 38-year-old boyfriend - Craig Beaudoin - kidnapped them and took them to where he lives in Lewiston, Maine with their mom - 35-year-old Chereese Ford. "I know that my children were sitting there scared", Valentine said. They're now being held in Lewiston, and will be arraigned on charges there. Wednesday night, speaking exclusively to NBC Boston, Valentine could not wait for his daughters to come home. Read More »

PPP smells conspiracy behind MQM-PSP alliance


The influential MQM leader said he will make an announcement regarding his political future on his return to the country on November 9 (today). He remarked: "MQM has been revived". "They (MQM, PSP) will go wherever they will be directed to go", he said, I have told much earlier that both parties will soon merge with one another". Read More »

President Trump Says China Could 'Easily' Rein in North Korea


Trump was greeted at the airport by a marching band and soldiers standing at attention. On Thursday, his official welcome at Beijing's Great Hall of the People will be telecast across the country, with China's president acting as his personal escort - a rare occurrence. Read More »

'Watch, Plywood Among 200 Items That May See GST Cuts'


The scheme now offers easier compliance for businesses with annual turnover of up to Rs 1 crore, with traders, manufacturers and restaurants being allowed to pay tax at 1, 2 and 5 per cent, respectively. The Council has last month approved an approach paper to be followed by the fitment committee while deciding on future rate revisions. GST, which implemented with effect from July 1, has consolidated all indirect taxes into a single umbrella, and categorised them into four broad slabs (5, ... Read More »

Colombia Seizes 12 Tons of Cocaine in Its Biggest-Ever Bust


Santos said the seizure meant that police hauls of drugs in the year to date, 362 tons, had already surpassed the 317 tons seized in 2016. This haul reportedly belonged to Dairo Úsuga, the leader of the powerful Gulf Clan, which said in September that it is ready to submit itself to justice. Read More »

Trump heads to South Korea


That will happen "in accordance to China's own timetable and road map", the ministry said , following a meeting between Trump and his counterpart Xi Jinping. Earlier on Thursday, aircraft engine marker General Electric said it had signed deals worth $3.5 billion in China, including an agreement with Juneyao Airlines Co Ltd 603885.SS and ICBC Leasing, the leasing arm of state bank Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd 601398.SS . Read More »

22 passengers killed, 51 injured in bus accident


However, 16 of the critically injured passengers were shifted to Rawalpindi. Pakistan has one of the world's worst records for fatal traffic accidents, many of them blamed on poor roads, badly maintained vehicles and reckless driving. Shahbaz Sharif, Chief Minister of Punjab, expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in the unfortunate accident. As many as 55 people have been injured in the accident. Read More »

Weinstein Turns to White-Collar Vets for Criminal Defense


Asked to comment on Weinstein's statement, Joan Vollero - a spokeswoman for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. - said, "We're not commenting on the investigation or any timeline". Penn is described by the Daily Mail as a "pretty blonde spy " and an "Israeli military veteran" who worked undercover and immigrated to Israel more than 20 years ago from Yugoslavia. Read More »

Fire in Mumbai monorail train; no casualties, but services shut


Speaking to Mumbai Mirror , Dilip Kawathkar, Joint Project Director (PR), MMRDA, said that an empty coach caught fire at the Mysore Colony station. Prima facie, it looks like the fire was caused by a short circuit, a fire brigade official said, requesting anonymity. "The Metropolitan Commissioner has ordered an enquiry by an independent committee to determine the cause of fire and for a full check up of all the monorail trains", the MMRDA also said. Read More »

Milestone: Mumbai bring up 500th Ranji Trophy match


Ajinkya Rahane and Shreyas Iyer who returned back after India's series against New Zealand gave the team the necessary boost. "Kambli said, 'Mumbai should get the 'khadoos pana" attitude as that is how we have won so many years and kept the Mumbai Ranji name flying high'. Read More »

Tom Brady isn't masking his respect for the Broncos


The Academy and Mexico City are close to the same elevation and with the three outdoor fields and the indoor facility so there is plenty of space to fit both teams in. It's the highest elevation of any National Football League team's home stadium. This is the third straight season that New England has had to travel to Denver. Read More »

The county clerk who refused gay marriage, is seeking re-election

She assumed the office in 2015 after filing as a Democrat candidate for county clerk. The infamous Kentucky clerk who refused to give marriage licenses to gay couples after Obergefell v. A federal judge later ruled that while the new law made the suits against her moot, the couples' attorneys were still entitled to legal fees . Davis' case in 2015 drew hundreds of protesters and supporters to her office in rural eastern Kentucky. Read More »

Here's how to get a free holiday drink at Starbucks


Eligible holiday beverages include: Chestnut Praline Latte, Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Brulee Lattee, Gingerbread Latte, Eggnog Latte, Holiday Spice Flat White and Teavana Joy Brewed Tea. local time each day. Both the holiday cups , which were released last week, and the current drink deal are part of the Holiday Share Give Good Event, Starbucks' " give good " holiday theme. Read More »

'Will extradite Zakir Naik if formal request is made by India'


Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today gave the assurance that jailed PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim would be given the best treatment for his ailment. Zakir has denied the accusations against him and has claimed that he was being targeted by India's Hindu nationalist government because of his popularity. Read More »

Saudi blockade of aid could cause massive starvation in Yemen, warns UN


Mark Lowcock, the United Nations under-secretary general for humanitarian affairs, urged the Saudi-led coalition to lift its blockade of the conflict-torn country. and rely completely on humanitarian aid to survive", he said. United Nations aid chief Mark Lowcock warned on Wednesday that if a Saudi-led military coalition did not allow humanitarian aid access to Yemen then it would cause "the largest starvation the world has seen for many decades with millions of victims". Read More »

Understanding the Financial Health of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRCD)

A single point is assigned to each test that a stock passes. Some of these strategies may be riskier than others. (NASDAQ:BRCD) is another stock that is grabbing investors attention these days. If the ratio is less than 1, then we can determine that there has been a decrease in price. After the latest session, which saw the stock close at a price of $12.54, BRCD sits below its 52-week high. Read More »

Chris Christie Gets Into Verbal Spat With a Constituent at the Polls


Christie's latest face-off with a voter came on Tuesday as he was asked why he didn't merge two towns in New Jersey. That's when classic Christie comes out. Instead, he urged Gimbra to run for the Borough Council or Township Committee and work to merge the two municipalities. Across the river, New Jersey voters took out the trash last night and ushered in a new era of progress. Read More »

Analyst's Predictions on The Kroger Co. (KR), United States Steel Corporation (X)

Marketfield Asset Management Llc, a New York-based fund reported 711,482 shares.#img1#. The basic materials company reported ($0.13) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.08) by ($0.05). Longbow Research reissued a "buy" rating and set a $30.00 price target on shares of United States Steel Corporation in a report on Thursday, July 13th. Read More »

TBI searches for escaped inmates considered armed, risky


They are believed to be in a white Ford F-250 truck with Tennessee license plate 3B5-7V2 that is believed to have been stolen from one of the inmate's uncles. The Tennessean reported the destination of the inmates also remains unclear. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has added an escaped inmate from a Middle Tennessee jail to their Top 10 Most Wanted list. Read More »