Three from QC headed to California spillway failure

Yesterday, Governor Brown met with emergency response officials and sent a letter to the President and FEMA requesting a Presidential Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance to support the communities impacted by the situation at the Or... More..

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Daytime drinking banned for Lloyds of London staff

A zero limit is, therefore, simpler, more consistent and in line with the modern, global and high-performance culture that we want to embrace", Lloyd's internal memo said, as cited by the London Evening Standa...More..

by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Virginia judge blocks Trump ban

On Friday, an unidentified appeals court judge called for a vote on whether the three-judge panel's ruling should be reheard by a larger panel of the 9th cCircuit. "I'm not prepared to slow down", said US Dis...More..

Israeli ambassador to Egypt recalled over security concerns
by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Israeli ambassador to Egypt recalled over security concerns

There was no specific information about the exact nature of the threat. According to the report, the Israeli embassy website shows that Govrin visited a museum in Cairo in November but since then there are no...More..

What to expect when Mr. Trudeau goes to Washington
by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

What to expect when Mr. Trudeau goes to Washington

The two leaders were scheduled to talk about free trade between the neighboring countries and beyond, as well as a roundtable discussion about women in the workplace. His comments came after Trump defended hi...More..

Agents discover catapult used to launch drugs over US - Mexico Border
by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Agents discover catapult used to launch drugs over US - Mexico Border

Instead, they just installed a catapult to fling bundles of marijuana over the fence and into the United States, officials say. Mexican authorities were called to investigate and seized the catapult. The cata...More..

by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

United Kingdom gets "final warning" over air pollution

NO2 pollution is a serious health risk. Legal air pollution limits have continually been surpassed in 16 areas, including London, Birmingham, Leeds and Glasgow. The EU ordered five member countries including ...More..

Three candidates considered for NSA after Flynn quits
by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Three candidates considered for NSA after Flynn quits

Bush. President Trump's embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned Monday night. Prior to that assignment, he was the deputy commander of U.S. Flynn had initially told Trump advisers he did ...More..

Steven Luatua: Bristol and New Zealand offers were night and day
by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Steven Luatua: Bristol and New Zealand offers were night and day

Luatua added: "One of my goals is to try to clock up 100 games for the Blues [currently 63], so somewhere along the line I'll look to head back. I've heard great things about the environment that is being built...More..

by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Are Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin fast becoming enemies?

The only aide named in these new reports was Paul Manafort, Trump's campaign chairman for a few months, who had worked previously as a consultant for Ukraine and Russian Federation. The Justice Department w...More..

One of two flight instructors killed in plane crash identified
by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

One of two flight instructors killed in plane crash identified

There's no word yet of the fate of the people on board but Alberta EMS sent out a tweet on Monday evening saying they had been cleared from the scene, adding that "no persons transported to hospital". "Our fore...More..

South Korea prosecutor says secured additional evidence against Samsung chief
by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

South Korea prosecutor says secured additional evidence against Samsung chief

What impact will the Trump administration have on feds? South Korea's independent counsel has reapplied for arrest warrant for Samsung Group's de facto leader Jay Y. Samsung narrowly secured shareholder appro...More..

by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Trump says 'Russian connection nonsense' aimed at covering up Clinton's mistakes

Multiple sources connected to the intelligence and law enforcement communities are reporting that Trump's top advisers maintained constant contact with Russian officials, according to a report by CNN , despi...More..

Trump administration not as strongly pro-Russian as previously thought: Polish FM
by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Trump administration not as strongly pro-Russian as previously thought: Polish FM

Current and former American officials told The New York Times in a report published Tuesday that law enforcement and intelligence agencies intercepted communications around the same time they were disco...More..

Turkey needs the support of Gulf countries for regional stability
by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Turkey needs the support of Gulf countries for regional stability

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Saudi Arabia's top leadership on Tuesday during a visit to further strengthen ties, as part of a Gulf tour ahead of Syria peace talks. After the closed door meeting...More..

by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Crude oil prices under renewed pressure after API Data

According to the latest monthly market report from OPEC, Saudi Arabia is producing less than 10 million barrels per day for the first time in years . But the production dip would have been larger had it not be...More..

by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

SC orders to shift Mohammad Shahabuddin from Siwan to Tihar jail

The top court's verdict came on a plea filed by Asha Ranjan , wife of journalist Rajdeo Ranjan who was killed in Siwan a year ago. Rajdeo Ranjan was the Siwan Bureau Chief of Hindi newspaper Hindustan. All t...More..

by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Michael Flynn Has Trump's 'Full Confidence' Says Aide

In his resignation letter , Mr Flynn said he held numerous calls with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. during the transition and gave "incomplete information" about those discussions to Mr Pence, who initi...More..

Rolf Harris faces new sex abuse charge and retrial on three more
by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Rolf Harris faces new sex abuse charge and retrial on three more

The former TV star is accused of four indecent assaults against three female teenagers, in attacks spanning two decades. The charges relate to girls aged between 13 and 16 at the time. A spokesman for the Cro...More..

by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

EC expects UK's 2017 growth to be faster than feared

The commission saw Italy's growth at 0.9% in 2017, mainly as a result of supportive monetary policy and an expected acceleration in global demand, and at 1.1% in 2018. Nominal gross wages are forecast to grow b...More..

Trump denies Russian Federation 'conspiracy theories'
by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Trump denies Russian Federation 'conspiracy theories'

In another tweet, he wrote, "This Russian connection non-sense is merely an attempt to cover-up the many mistakes made in Hillary Clinton's losing campaign". "Was Obama too soft on Russian Federation?" On Tu...More..

Congress Moves To Probe Russian Contacts With Flynn, Other Trump Aides
by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Congress Moves To Probe Russian Contacts With Flynn, Other Trump Aides

Breaking last night in the New York Times : "Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald J. Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior...More..

by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Some Oroville Dam Evacuees Return Home, While Others Choose To Wait

FEMA officials said they are encouraging people living in the area of the Oroville Dam to monitor local radio and television stations or official social media accounts for updated emergency information, and ...More..

White House: 'Erosion of Trust' Led to Flynn Dismissal
by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

White House: 'Erosion of Trust' Led to Flynn Dismissal

Now senators on both sides are demanding an investigation into the Trump administration's alleged links to the Kremlin. "General Flynn has served his country admirably". "And I also want to be clear, we've he...More..

by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

FG Secures $1bn from Shell to develop the Niger Delta region

He said as part of the implementation of the Ogoniland Cleanup, there would be a community based sensitisation of the programme for the four local government areas of the Ogoni. "We are asking the federal gover...More..

by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Seven dead and 40 injured after bomb attack in Pakistan

The group said the Lahore attack was the beginning of a new campaign against the government, security forces, the judiciary and secular political parties. In another such incident on Monday, 13 people including...More..

'What Trump told Buhari on phone'
by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

'What Trump told Buhari on phone'

Niceties aside, the main thrust of Trump's conversation with Buhari, who received the call from London where he remains on an extended sick leave, was improving cooperation to fight terrorism. But with Trump an...More..

Serbian Ruling Party Wants to Nominate Vucic as Presidential Candidate
by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Serbian Ruling Party Wants to Nominate Vucic as Presidential Candidate

The presidency's decision was confirmed today by Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic, who spoke to reporters after the meeting. Vucic is a former ultranationalist turned pro-EU reformer. "I think we have agr...More..

Several people injured as property collapses in blast
by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Several people injured as property collapses in blast

She said: "It vibrated the floor boards and the windows shock". It added that the cause of the explosion had not been confirmed. I went downstairs and opened the back door and there was a series of explosio...More..

by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Army kills four militants in Indian Kashmir

In the ensuing encounter, two army personnel identified as Lance Naik Raghubeer Singh and Lance Naik Bhandoriya Gopal Sinh as well as son of the tailor were killed. Several people were injured when the troops u...More..

by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Two dead and 18 injured as huge explosion rocks city

The blast occurred in Hayatabad area of Peshawar when a suicide bomber hit a government vehicle, police was quoted as saying by Geo News. Reportedly, the civil judge has sustained wounds. Chaudhry Nisar Ali...More..

by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

SWA urges MEPs to back CETA deal

European Union lawmakers backed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (Ceta) by 408-254 votes despite crowds of protesters contesting the deal outside. Dozens of protestors lay down in front of the par...More..

Donald Trump criticises 'illegal leaks' following security advisor Michael Flynn's resignation
by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Donald Trump criticises 'illegal leaks' following security advisor Michael Flynn's resignation

All the Democrats on the House Oversight Committee signed a letter demanding an investigation. Pollack also wondered aloud if the sanctions that Flynn allegedly discussed with Russian officials were, in fact,...More..

by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Flee as "Wall of Water" Threatens Northern California

On Sunday some 188,000 people were evacuated from California towns downstream of the Oroville Dam, after fears of an imminent collapse of the dam's spillway prompted an evacuation order . "We kept seeing the n...More..

Panama Leaks case: SC seeks evidence of London flats transfer
by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Panama Leaks case: SC seeks evidence of London flats transfer

The Sharif family counsel expressed inability to name the owner of two offshore companies, Neilson and Nescoll, which acquired London flats in 1993. The Panamagate case resumes in the Supreme Court on Wednesd...More..