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USA imposes sanctions on Taliban, Haqqani network

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In a surprise tweet on New Year's Day, Trump said the United States had "foolishly" given Pakistan more than $33 billion in aid and "they have given us nothing but lies and deceit, thinking our leaders as fools". "I can confim that there were not any Department of Defense air strikes outside of Afghanistan", Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Mike Andrews told AFP in Washington. Read More »

RSS Chief Bhagwat plans to defy Kerala Government's circular

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Palakkad: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday snubbed government order, unfurled a tricolour at a school to celebrate 69th Republic Day of India in Kerala's Palakkad town. During last year's Independence Day, a political slugfest erupted over the hoisting of the tricolor by the RSS chief. But this time the Left has no objections because the Vyasa Vidya Peedom, where Bhagwat is to do the honours on Republic Day, is a "private" school run by Sangh sympathisers in ... Read More »

China envoy says 'complex' reasons why has not been to N.Korea

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South Korea's Unification Ministry said Wednesday North Korea's Olympic arts troupe will hold one of its concerts on February 8 at the Gangneung Art Center in the Olympics' sub-host city of Gangneung. There has been ongoing tensions in the Korean peninsula in recent months, as the isolated country has continued to carry out missile and nuclear tests, in defiance of global pressure and United Nations resolutions. Read More »

President Exaggerates Missing Texts Involving FBI Agent Accused of anti-Trump bias

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Ron Johnson (R-WI) made the cable news rounds to raise alarm about the missing texts and propagate his theory that there is a " secret society " operating out of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The FBI lawyer with whom he was texting, Lisa Page, was also assigned to the Mueller investigation but left the team before Mueller became aware of the messages, according to the special counsel's office. Read More »

Trump reportedly ordered Mueller fired last year, but then backed off

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It comes after months of speculation over whether he would be willing to be questioned under oath. "But we're also not going to comment on "may" or "may not" or 'could be interviewed at any point, '" White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said when asked if Trump would be open to an interview. Read More »

Garud commando to be awarded Ashok Chakra posthumously on R-Day

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President Ram Nath Kovind today appeared emotional after he awarded the Ashok Chakra, India's highest peacetime military decoration, posthumously to Air Force Garud commando Corporal Jyoti Prakash Nirala here. The Garud detachment covertly approached the target house where the terrorists were hiding and laid a close quarter ambush. As the Garuds waited to engage the terrorists, they stormed out of the house raining bullets and grenades on the commandos. Read More »

Shutdown, mobile services suspension marks Jan 26 in Kashmir

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Public Works Minister Naeem Akhtar took the salute at a parade in Kulgam. The woman hails from Pune, and the police said an investigation was under way. Security forces had laid down a multi-layer cordon around Srinagar's Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket. Albeit, the officials stated that these restrictions have been imposed to maintain law and order situation on the republican day but political analysts view restrictions as an attempt to prevent Kashmiris demonstrating their anger against ... Read More »

Jack White announces that his shows will be "phone-free"

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You keep your pouch-secured phone on you during the show and, if needed, can unlock your phone at any time in a designated (phone zone) located in the lobby or concourse. Like many artists, White is making the move because he's exhausted of audience members who spend their entire time recording the show or talking about it with friends. Read More »

India inks pacts with Philippines, Vietnam

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc are among those in India for the celebrations. Read More »

Dutch spies watched as Russians hacked US Democrats

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The AIVD alerted its USA counterparts when in 2015 it became a "witness to the Russian hackers harassing and penetrating the leaders of the Democratic Party, transferring thousands of emails and documents", it said . The FBI and the AIVD were not immediately available for comment. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov however dismissed the reports Friday, saying Moscow had "never heard or seen anything about such allegations from the Dutch secret services". Read More »

Dreamers, lawmakers weigh in on Trump DACA proposal

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Trump said he was open to giving DACA recipients citizenship over a 10- to 12-year period. "I think it's a nice thing to have the incentive of after a period of years being able to become a citizen". Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., said in a statement that he was "extremely pleased with the number of senators - from both sides of the aisle" - who had accepted his invitation. Read More »

Thousands protest 'Invasion Day' on Australia's national day

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NSWALC chair Roy Ah-See said any celebration of what it means to be Australian must include Australia's First Peoples. Now the Australian Green Party has weighed in and want it changed too. Following the Australia Day citizenship ceremony in Canberra, he also said that "not many" people in Australia were in favour of changing the date. Read More »

President Trump planned to fire special counsel Mueller

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White House lawyer Jay Sekulow told CNN in October, "The president is not interfering with special counsel Mueller's position, he's not firing the special counsel". "There has been no collusion whatsoever", Trump said as he repeatedly did, adding "there's no obstruction whatsoever". There is historical precedent for what happens to presidents who go on Saturday Night Massacres to kill investigations. Read More »

Want to show boys to be males: Malala Yousafzai

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Nobel Peace Prize laureate and social activist Malala Yousafzai on Thursday stressed collective responsibility to promote the education of young girls across the globe while addressing a session during the annual World Economic Forum here. Responding to another question about Trump's record on women's rights and the allegations of harassment and abuse that have been levelled against him, Yousafzai replied that "it is just shocking for a second to believe that this is actually happening ..." I ... Read More »

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC) EPS Estimated At $1.55

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The most recent open market insider trade was Sell of 2,370 shares on a day where the closing price was 134.71. There were 52 sold out positions, amounting to 4.13 million shares. Choate Invest Advisors, Massachusetts-based fund reported 6,255 shares. Tiaa Cref Llc owns 707,052 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Suntrust Banks holds 903,202 shares. Read More »

Trump says U.S. would consider remaining in TPP - CNBC interview

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He told CNBC, "I would do TPP if we were able to make a substantially better deal". Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland , Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the agreement the "right deal". Clairsville, Ohio. The original TPP was never implemented after Washington's withdrawal. Kent Bacus, director of global trade and market access for the National Cattlemen's Beef Assn., said, "Withdrawing from TPP was a missed opportunity for the United States to ... Read More »

Negative Performers - Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (OZM)

About 1.65 million shares traded or 90.39% up from the average. Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group by 91.9% during the 3rd quarter. Creative Planning owns 32,205 shares or 0% of their United States portfolio. For the current year the company's revenue estimates are $792.61 Million compared to low analyst estimates of $725.61 Million and high estimates of $845.23 Million according to the prediction of 3 analysts. Read More »

Fired pro-white town official to get $30K payout

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The American Civil Liberties Union of ME says Kawczynski's attitudes and materials are "shockingly racist ". Kawczynski had refused to quit but said he expected to be fired. "If you tried to have white only universities, it would be considered apostasy, yet there that right only is reserved for some minorities", he wrote. Read More »

Many start-ups not prepared for GDPR

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Among those making changes, just under half of businesses, and just over one third of charities, made changes to cyber security practices, including creating or improving cyber security procedures, hiring new staff and installing or updating anti-virus software. Read More »

Google and Facebook 'Deliberately Engineer Addiction — George Soros

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Soros also denounced President Donald Trump, who he accused of trying to establish a "mafia state". At his annual dinner at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Soros warned that social media platforms were "obstacles to innovation". Known for his legendarily successful currency trading, Soros dismissed bitcoin as a "typical bubble". But he doesn't see them crashing due to their use by authoritarian regimes in the world. Read More »

Palestinians must return to talks to receive aid

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Palestinian presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Roudeina once again rejected any US-mediated negotiation until the U.S. recalls the decision announced on December 6 to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel . Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was in Brussels this week in a bid to convince the European Union to supplant the United States as the primary third-party broker in the peace process. Read More »

Turkey shells Afrin as it awaits removal of Russian military observers

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Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured. It must be noted that Turkey's air and ground operation has been targeting USA -backed Kurdish YPG fighters, in Syria's Afrin region, for the past five days. Read More »

Trump 'looking forward' to being questioned

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He said the arrangements were being worked out between Mr. Mueller's team and the president's personal lawyers. Shortly after the statement, Trump said on Twitter: "Will soon be heading to Davos, Switzerland, to tell the world how great America is and is doing". Read More »

Trump says Palestinian aid is 'on the table'

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HORSLEY: Elsewhere in the global community, Trump's move was widely condemned as premature and an impediment to the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians. For its part, Israel is not in favor of major budget cuts since doing so may lead to more violence, the report said. The agency says almost all of the 430,000 Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria are in "critical" need of humanitarian aid. Read More »