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In a first, women in Saudi Arabia attend a soccer match In a first, women in Saudi Arabia attend a soccer match
- January 14, 2018

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman , heir to the throne in Saudi Arabia , has taken steps to modernize the country with a bold, progressive blueprint to change the country socially, economically and politically with Saudi Vision 2030. The kingdom, which has some of the world's tightest restrictions on women, has long barred them from sports arenas through strict rules that keep the sexes apart in public. (more...)
Turkey summons United States diplomat over Syria Kurd militia Turkey summons United States diplomat over Syria Kurd militia
- January 13, 2018

The People's Protection Units (YPG), the armed wing of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party, or PYD, is seen by the U.S. as the most effective ground partner for the US-led coalition fighting ISIL in Syria . Ankara has therefore called on Russian Federation and Iran, and rightly so, to cease and desist from their active and open aggression and military involvement in the fighting in the Idlib province and summoned their ambassadors in Ankara for this goal. (more...)
Mexico will never pay for Trump wall: Mexican economy minister Mexico will never pay for Trump wall: Mexican economy minister
- January 13, 2018

Speaking with reporters at a cabinet retreat in London, Ont., Ms. Freeland said progress has been made on several fronts and some chapters of the deal are almost final. The three nations are close to concluding chapters on "bread and butter" issues, the minister said, but disagreements remain over what the minister described as "unconventional" and "extreme" positions from the American side. (more...)
Stunning Mutiny In Supreme Court Ranks,4 Judges Take On Chief Justice Stunning Mutiny In Supreme Court Ranks,4 Judges Take On Chief Justice
- January 13, 2018

In it they mentioned instances of cases with "far-reaching consequences for the nation and the institution" that were selectively assigned by the chief justice without rational "basis for such assignment". vs Union of India, [(2016) 5 SCC 1] it is hard to understand as to how any other bench could have dealt with the matter,"the letter alleged. PM must ensure that the 4 judges & CJI, in fact whole SC come to one opinion & proceed further". (more...)
Kamala Mills fire: Candlelight march organised for the victims Kamala Mills fire: Candlelight march organised for the victims
- January 13, 2018

A devastating blaze at a central Mumbai pub claimed 14 lives on Thursday night. As soon as the fire spread, most of the people ran towards a toilet which too was filled with smoke. A week ago, an illegal snack shop was gutted by a fire that killed 12 workers. It was preceded by another tragedy in the Andheri suburb where nine people were killed in September 2016. (more...)
Karni Sena issues fresh threat, says won't allow release of 'Padmavat' Karni Sena issues fresh threat, says won't allow release of 'Padmavat'
- January 13, 2018

Lokendra Singh Kalvi, Karni Sena chief, had alleged that the CBFC cleared Padmaavat with a U/A certification and a few minor cuts despite opposition from the advisory panel they appointed to review the film's historical accuracy. The Ghoomar song was also asked to be changed to fit the character in it. Some of the key modifications suggested include those pertaining to disclaimers, pertinently adding one regarding not glorifying the practice of Sati. (more...)
Merkel reveals the wurst-fuelled coalition deal that may save her job Merkel reveals the wurst-fuelled coalition deal that may save her job
- January 13, 2018

Although the coalition agreement has yet to be formally announced, preliminary reports suggest that negotiators have struck a deal on the outlines of a program, concluding a process which began after last September's inconclusive general election. (more...)
Sessions's Marijuana Crackdown Could Pose Problems For Medical Pot In Connecticut Sessions's Marijuana Crackdown Could Pose Problems For Medical Pot In Connecticut
- January 13, 2018

A majority of states have decriminalized marijuana, made recreational use legal or approved medical marijuana, according to NORML, which tracks cannabis laws. It comes as legalization of marijuana is at an all-time high in popularity with Republicans. Officials however wouldn't say whether federal prosecutors would target marijuana shops and legal growers, nor would they speculate on whether pot prosecutions would increase. (more...)
Israeli PM backs United States plan for UNRWA fund cuts Israeli PM backs United States plan for UNRWA fund cuts
- January 13, 2018

British Muslim activists have called for solidarity with Palestinians against United States' decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of the Israel . The status of Jerusalem, home to sites holy to Muslims, Jews and Christians, is one of the core issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. While Israel took over East Jerusalem from Jordan in the 1967 war and declared the whole city as its eternal indivisible capital in 1980, it has not been recognized by the global community. (more...)
European Union summit backs Iran nuclear agreement ahead of Trump decision European Union summit backs Iran nuclear agreement ahead of Trump decision
- January 12, 2018

The first of those deadlines - for extending or terminating the waiver for the central bank and oil sanctions - is by the far the most significant. Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister, welcomed backing for the accord, warning Tehran's commitment to the agreement was conditional on full U.S. (more...)
In defense of Donald Trump's mental fitness and accomplishments (2 letters) In defense of Donald Trump's mental fitness and accomplishments (2 letters)
- January 12, 2018

Sanders likely will face questions about President Donald Trump's views on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. According to The Wall Street Journal , turnover of staff in the Trump White House has been higher in its first year than in any previous administration. (more...)
New Black Panther Featurette Focuses on T'Challa's Responsibilities New Black Panther Featurette Focuses on T'Challa's Responsibilities
- January 11, 2018

Black Panther is a little over a month away from being released and the excitement for this film is already very high. At a time when representation in media is at a critical point, Deadline is now reporting that not only is Black Panther one of the hottest selling advanced tickets but it's "already outstripping Captain America: Civil War as Fandango's best-selling MCU title in the first 24 hours of presales". (more...)
Trump answers question about possible Mueller interview by attacking Hillary Clinton Trump answers question about possible Mueller interview by attacking Hillary Clinton
- January 11, 2018

The Russia investigation has hovered over the administration as Trump continues to try to tackle complex domestic issues, specifically immigration reform that both addresses the legal status of those covered by an Obama-era immigration policy allowing children brought to the United States illegally as children, as well as funding for his long-promised border wall. (more...)
Parties show mixed reactions to gov't measures on sex slavery deal Parties show mixed reactions to gov't measures on sex slavery deal
- January 10, 2018

South Korea and Japan announced the deal on December 28, 2015, under which they agreed to "finally and irreversibly" resolve the comfort women issue, while Tokyo apologized for its colonial-era atrocities and agreed to contribute 1 billion yen (US$8.9 million) to a foundation dedicated to supporting the victims. (more...)
Trump to Attend Davos, White House Says Trump to Attend Davos, White House Says
- January 10, 2018

An annual meeting of the wealthy global elite - some of whom have been quite critical of Trump - Davos seems a unusual venue for a president who has criticized free trade agreements and the effects of globalization on US industries. This year's event will put Trump in the same room as numerous worldwide elites he attacked during his 2016 campaign. Sarah Sanders said Trump was excited to attend the tony forum in the Swiss Alps, his fifth foreign trip as president. (more...)
Alligators, encased in ice, endure North Carolina's cold snap Alligators, encased in ice, endure North Carolina's cold snap
- January 10, 2018

Despite this ingenious survival instinct, Howard said gators can't stay in icy water indefinitely. Shallotte River Swamp Park in Ocean Isle Beach shared a breathtaking video showing the park's alligators with their nostrils poking through the ice. (more...)
Manhunt for pair charged in girl's death underway Manhunt for pair charged in girl's death underway
- January 10, 2018

According to investigators, the mobile home that housed Barrett, her mother and the woman's boyfriend was littered with animal waste and contained guns and drugs. Diaz was arrested. While she was being processed, officers discovered she had a blank prescription form from a doctor's office. Diaz has been in previous contact with the police. (more...)
Trump wants immigration compromise - and border wall Trump wants immigration compromise - and border wall
- January 10, 2018

Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Jon Tester of Montana, as well as Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas, who frequently votes with Republicans on immigration and border issues - a sign that the White House is looking to pick off as many Democrats as it can even if it can't work with the party's key negotiators. (more...)
Deputy killed in Pierce County, armed and risky suspect at large Deputy killed in Pierce County, armed and risky suspect at large
- January 09, 2018

It was not immediately known who shot one of the suspects, or whether the deputy managed to return fire. Thirty-four-year-old Daniel McCarthy of Yelm, Wash. Due to the manhunt and ongoing police investigation, the Bethel School District has canceled school on Monday . All roads around the area reopened around 6:40 a.m., except for 200th Street East which will remain closed from 42nd Avenue to 50th Avenue while police continue their investigation. (more...)
Justin Timberlake kicks off tour in Toronto on March 13 Justin Timberlake kicks off tour in Toronto on March 13
- January 09, 2018

Timberlake's album is scheduled to be released on February 2, two days before he performs during halftime at Superbowl LII. In a trailer for the tour , the 36-year-old explained, "The outdoors is the inspiration for a lot of these songs". "I want people to see the inspiration for how it ended up sounding". He continued, "I've never seen that done before-bring the outside in". American Express cardholders can purchase tickets early beginning January 17 at 10 a.m. (more...)