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World Malaysian investors plan £1.6bn Battersea Power Station deal
Author: 0 Malaysian investors plan £1.6bn Battersea Power Station deal

Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC) said that the reorganisation of the ownership of the development would "create a long-term asset management and ownership structure". Nama took over loans linked to the property in 2011 and, along with other lenders, sold the debt tied to the site for the equivalent of €600m a year later.

World The New Czech Government Lost a Vote of Confidence
Author: 0 The New Czech Government Lost a Vote of Confidence

Czech President Milos Zeman, who is tasked with appointing prime ministers, has said he is willing to give Babis a second chance. Under the constitution, the president has two attempts to decide who will form the government, leaving the third and final try to the parliament speaker, who is a member of Babis's ANO (YES) movement.

World Olympic win in view from Korean unity at Pyeongchang Games
Author: 0 Olympic win in view from Korean unity at Pyeongchang Games

While, at the surface, the Olympic unification seems like a positive step for both countries, some see it as a smoke screen by North Korea to buy time to pursue its nuclear weapons program. " It's not the time to ease pressure towards North Korea". On Tuesday, the North said a 140-person orchestra would perform in South Korea during the Games.

World France, UK ink border security deal
Author: 0 France, UK ink border security deal

However, Brexit loomed over the summit with Mr Macron saying he regretted the British decision to leave, even if he respected the will of the British people. It is not a gift for France. Challenged about his opposition to including financial services in any EU-UK free trade agreement, he said: "I am here neither to punish nor to reward".

World Bollywood welcomes Supreme Court's stay on 'Padmaavat' ban
Author: 0 Bollywood welcomes Supreme Court's stay on 'Padmaavat' ban

Padmaavat can't be banned by states, the apex court has said. The Rajasthan and Gujarat governments said they would study the Supreme Court's order staying the ban on the release of Padmaavat and then only a "decision on revision can be taken".

World Pakistan's Imran Khan Would Talk With Trump, But 'Dread It'
Author: 0 Pakistan's Imran Khan Would Talk With Trump, But 'Dread It'

Imran Khan , a candidate to become Pakistan's next prime minister, says it would be a "bitter pill" to swallow to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump but that he would reluctantly do it should he become victorious in national elections later this year.

World North and South Korea To Carry Single Flag In Winter Olympics Opening
Author: 0 North and South Korea To Carry Single Flag In Winter Olympics Opening

The IOC can offer special invitations. White House officials warn that the ultimate goal of Kim is to evict U.S. troops from the Korean Peninsula and to reunify the two Koreas under a single flag. South Korea wants the International Olympic Committee to allow the hockey team's roster to be expanded to make room for North Korean players. South Korean hockey coach Sarah Murray admitted to reporters Tuesday that she was "shocked" to hear of the plan so close to the Olympics, having not been ...

World EC recommends disq'cation of MLAs in 'office of profit' case
Author: 0 EC recommends disq'cation of MLAs in 'office of profit' case

EC has sent the recommendation for approval to President Ram Nath Kovind. In the current scenario, the petition was directed at 21 MLAs, but one had resigned. In 2017 AAP had petitioned the EC to not move ahead in the "office of profit" case after the Delhi High Court had set aside the appointments in 2016.

World Following 'Shithole' Comments, Trump Insists He's Not a Racist
Author: 0 Following 'Shithole' Comments, Trump Insists He's Not a Racist

He appeared to endorse a "clean DACA " bill sought by Democrats. Some conservatives oppose the short-term spending bill and said GOP leaders lacked the votes to pass it. If a temporary "continuing resolution" to keep the government operating results, it would be the fourth such measure since the 2018 federal fiscal year began on October 1, a sign of Washington's serious struggles to pass spending legislation.

World California parents kept their 13 children chained, confined at home
Author: 0 California parents kept their 13 children chained, confined at home

Authorities arrived at the couple's home in Perris , California , after one of their children - their 17-year-old daughter - was able to escape out a window and call 911 using a deactivated cell phone. The police in a statement did not detail the parents' motive for holding the children hostage, and a police spokesman said he had no further details.

World NJ school closings, delayed openings due to snow (Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018)
Author: 0 NJ school closings, delayed openings due to snow (Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018)

Overall snowfall totals are expected to be less than 2 inches, but forecasters have raised projected accumulations to 1 to 1.5 inches for much of the area. Southwest wind 14 to 18 miles per hour. Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 36. Northeast wind 3 to 6 miles per hour. About 8:30 p.m., the weather service warned of hazardous conditions on snow-covered roads.

World On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President Trump visits Trump golf course
Author: 0 On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President Trump visits Trump golf course

Trump was at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida for the holiday weekend, motorcading to his Trump International Golf Club Monday morning. By all accounts, Trump was arguing that the United States should stop encouraging immigration from certain countries and start encouraging immigration from others that he considers more desirable.

Author: 0 The Rise of the Anti-Trump "Girthers"

That helped spark a flurry of activity on Twitter , where people debated whether the president officially had heart disease , based on the lab results released by Jackson and his comments to reporters. "But we have places where I like all of the candidates", Trump said. He also takes a low-dose aspirin for heart health. Also concerning are Trump's total cholesterol levels and his LDL ("bad" cholesterol), as both increased significantly over the past year, despite being on a statin drug known ...

World Graham: You could be the Pope and Trump would still fire back
Author: 0 Graham: You could be the Pope and Trump would still fire back

The statement goes on to say that the government noted Trump's denial that this exact language was used but said it "has noted further that President Trump's denial was not categorical, referring only to Haiti and not addressing the entirety of the statement attributed to him".

World Trump Africa and Haiti comments overshadows MLK Day
Author: 0 Trump Africa and Haiti comments overshadows MLK Day

Lewis reflected on his decision to skip what he called Trump's "so-called inauguration" previous year, saying that he "couldn't be at home with myself if I had to participate or be part of it". Perdue initially said he did not recall whether the president made the comment. Trump wasn't apologetic and denied he was racist, instead blaming the media for distorting his meaning, said the confidant, who wasn't authorized to disclose a private conversation and spoke on condition of anonymity.

World Pres. Trump: Program to protect 'Dreamers' is 'probably dead'
Author: 0 Pres. Trump: Program to protect 'Dreamers' is 'probably dead'

Divisions between Republicans and Democrats deepened amid an uproar over Trump's reported use of the word " shithole " when speaking about African countries last week. Lindsey Graham were mistaken in indicating Trump had. He also accused Senator Durbin of making a "gross misrepresentation" of what happened in the meeting: "It's not the first time Senator Durbin has done it, and it is not productive to solving the problem we're having", Perdue added.

World Ivana Trump Agrees That Donald Trump Is a Not-Racist, Stable Genius
Author: 0 Ivana Trump Agrees That Donald Trump Is a Not-Racist, Stable Genius

Trump isn't known to exercise beyond short walks, and he uses a cart when he plays golf. The DACA program, however, is " probably dead ", all because of the Democrats' alleged unwillingness to make a deal, Trump said earlier. Jackson said the president enjoyed good health despite a subpar diet and no exercise routine. President Donald Trump asked the White House doctor to perform a cognitive exam during his physical last week, despite the doctor's determination that such testing wasn't ...

World Trump's First-Year Report Card Has A Lot Of Red Ink
Author: 0 Trump's First-Year Report Card Has A Lot Of Red Ink

Trump disparaged the people of Haiti as unwelcome in the United States, reportedly saying at one point that they "all have AIDS" and, more recently, that their country is a " shithole ". At the same time, there have been foreign policy successes. "I think people are judging him on a variety of other factors other than the economy, and that explains his lower approval rating ", said Brookings Institution scholar John Hudak.

World Chatara grabs four as Zimbabwe edge Sri Lanka
Author: 0 Chatara grabs four as Zimbabwe edge Sri Lanka

But Zimbabwe have played most of their cricket in similar slow, low pitches in Harare and Bulawayo, so under-estimate them at your peril. "In the first 10 overs, we gave them a really good start", he said. Mathews added 42 runs, Dinesh Chandimal (34) while a late siege from Thisara Perera (64) nearly wrestled a win for Sri Lanka from the jaws of defeat.

World Donald Trump's physician says he's
Author: 0 Donald Trump's physician says he's "very healthy" but could lose 10-15lbs

When the White House released the results of a test on Donald Trump's mental acuity Tuesday, showing he aced it, there was one person out there brimming with pride despite not knowing the president. Jackson said he "initially had no intention" of including a test of the president's mental fitness in his first annual physical, and stressed that he had "absolutely no concerns about his cognitive ability or neurological functions".

World Here are details of latest bipartisan DACA deal to protect 'dreamers'
Author: 0 Here are details of latest bipartisan DACA deal to protect 'dreamers'

Freedom Caucus chair Mark Meadows told reporters on Tuesday that numerous group's members were not fans of strategy and that the Obamacare tax delays - created to win over conservatives - were simply "gimmicks". "Continuing resolutions are hurting the readiness of our troops, endangering our troops, and for those of us defense hawks, we find it very hard to support CRs", Byrne said .

World Peru indigenous ask pope to push for land rights
Author: 0 Peru indigenous ask pope to push for land rights

Podest, 39, and Ciuffardi, 41, had been married in a civil union, but not in a ceremony recognized by the Catholic Church. However, their plans were halted after the church they had planned to marry in was damaged in a natural disaster. "Everything is slander. Is this clear?" the pope said before walking off to prepare for the mass. "We want to shut the doors to drug trafficking, contraband that is often associated with it and, above all, we want people who come to Chile to respect our ...

World Russia Revealed To Be Using North Korean Slave Workers
Author: 0 Russia Revealed To Be Using North Korean Slave Workers

The US Secretary of State refused to give any comments on the comments that were made last week by his boss Donald Trump that he had a good relationship with the leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un . The book's sales reflect "rapidly surging anti-Trump sentiments in the worldwide community", the North Korean article said. North Korean media were referring to the US president's response to Kim's New Year's Day taunt two weeks ago that his nuclear button was always on his desk.

World Republicans Control Everything, But Still Can't Pass a Budget
Author: 0 Republicans Control Everything, But Still Can't Pass a Budget

But there are perils. The prospects were dicey in the Senate , where several Democrats who had approved earlier short-term spending extensions announced on Wednesday they would be voting "no" this time around. The odds of a government shutdown have gone up. Most Democrats are vowing to oppose the bill. "And if one happens, I think you only have one place to look, and that's to the Democrats ", Sanders said.

World 'Very strong' Democratic sentiment to oppose GOP budget bill
Author: 0 'Very strong' Democratic sentiment to oppose GOP budget bill

In a bid to gain time for further negotiations on immigration and long-term spending, and stave off the looming shutdown in the face of the Friday midnight deadline, the Republican leaders have come up with a limited one-month spending bill in the form of another "CR" (continuing resolution) that is set to be voted upon later on Thursday.

World Members Of His Own Party Are Asking Missouri's Governor To Resign
Author: 0 Members Of His Own Party Are Asking Missouri's Governor To Resign

In a statement emailed to his supporters Tuesday evening, the governor said: "I ask for your forgiveness and hope you can find it in your heart to do so". Some Republican lawmakers are asking Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens to resign in response to an extramarital affair he had and more lurid allegations against him.

World Trump dumps on Dems, uses Pentagon in shutdown blame game
Author: 0 Trump dumps on Dems, uses Pentagon in shutdown blame game

Asked why, Grassley gave the example that "If 51 Republicans and three or four Democrats vote 'yes, ' you get to 55 votes but you're five votes short". What are they asking for? "That is why the House passed all 12 of the appropriation bills ahead of schedule before the fiscal year". There's a lot - as insane as it sounds, there's a lot of time between now and the end of the day tomorrow.

World Israel Denies Bail to Palestinian Teenager Ahed Tamimi
Author: 0 Israel Denies Bail to Palestinian Teenager Ahed Tamimi

Human rights advocates, however, argue that Tamimi was only defending her cousin, who had his head shattered when an Israeli soldier shot him, and could not have posed a serious threat to an armed soldier. "We will reach anybody who will try to harm Israel's citizens and we will bring them to justice", Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared on Thursday during a visit to India.

World GOP confidence grows on U.S. tax cuts as Democrats stay downbeat
Author: 0 GOP confidence grows on U.S. tax cuts as Democrats stay downbeat

Not legislation. Not even erstwhile popular vote-winning candidates. So the choice is either exploding deficits or temporary tax cuts. Their promise that most Americans could file their taxes on a postcard has fallen by the wayside. However, the tax bill may be polling badly for reasons that have little to do with the details. "Instead of this grossly obscene piece of legislation, let's pass tax reform that permanently benefits all middle-income and working-class families without giving ...

World Cognitive test given to Trump is a 10-minute routine screening
Author: 0 Cognitive test given to Trump is a 10-minute routine screening

Ronny Jackson to release a battery of data from the tests. The president, Jackson declared during a White House press briefing, is in " excellent health ". "He has absolutely no cognitive or mental issues whatsoever", Dr Jackson said. He says Trump received a flawless score on a test created to detect early signs of memory loss and other mild cognitive impairment.

World Nopetenyahu: Trump Contradicts Israeli PM on US Embassy Move Timing
Author: 0 Nopetenyahu: Trump Contradicts Israeli PM on US Embassy Move Timing

He will not meet any Palestinian leaders on the Israel leg of the trip, on Monday and Tuesday. Talal Oukal, a Gaza-based political analyst, believed that it is essential to boost the peaceful popular protests and resistance against Israel to draw attention worldwide, which could be exert serious pressure on the Jewish state.

World Virginia-Georgia Tech basketball
Author: 0 Virginia-Georgia Tech basketball

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will look for a statement win to add to their current 4 game winning streak following a 69-54 victory over Pitt last time out. After the Hokies' kickoff the season at FSU in the first game for new Seminoles coach Willie Taggart, Virginia Tech will come home September 8 to take on William and Mary in the opener in Lane Stadium, which will play host to East Carolina on September 15, Notre Dame on October 6, Georgia Tech, BC and the always much-anticipated ...

World Syrian regime 'to shoot down Turkish planes in our airspace'
Author: 0 Syrian regime 'to shoot down Turkish planes in our airspace'

Tillerson said the "entire situation has been mis-portrayed, mis-described, some people misspoke". "It is vital for the United States to remain engaged in Syria ", he said in a speech to a USA research organization audience. "The U.S. should end confusion over the region's future, and change its attitude toward peace and restoring relations with Turkey ". Syria said on Thursday its air defense would shoot down any Turkish jets that carry out attacks within Syria, a stark warning as ...

World California parents starved 13 children, taunted them with pie
Author: 0 California parents starved 13 children, taunted them with pie

David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin , 49, each were held on $ 9 million bail and could face charges including torture and child endangerment . They had not been to a doctor in years and none have ever seen a dentist, Hestrin added. The vulnerable girl might have been shamed, beaten or threatened with violence and only after many missed opportunities did she probably work up the courage to act, Perry said.

World VAR under fire from Chelsea boss
Author: 0 VAR under fire from Chelsea boss

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was unhappy with the way the Virtual Assistant Referee (VAR) was used in Wednesday's FA Cup win over Norwich City . Chelsea's lack of recent goals will hopefully push the price out on a big home win, so keep an eye out on the Correct Score market where I'm hoping to get matched at around the [4.8] mark about the Any Other Home Win option.

Author: 0 Indo-Israeli $500 Million Spike Anti-tank Guided Missile Deal Back on Table

While addressing the inaugural session of the "Raisina Dialogue" in the national capital, Netanyahu hailed India as Israel's "natural friend and partner". India and Israel on Monday had signed a MoU on filmmaking. Netanyahu then visited the Holtzbergs' still bullet-ridden residence. "In the past, the Jewish people have witnessed a lot of challenges but with the help of God they overcame everything".

World British lawmakers approve EU Withdrawal Bill
Author: 0 British lawmakers approve EU Withdrawal Bill

They will be joined by the SNP convener of the Europe committee, Joan McAlpine MSP, who said: "As the Bill approaches its passage through the Lords, this is a timely opportunity for us to raise again the concerns that my committee has highlighted on the implications of European Union withdrawal for Scotland ".

Author: 0 Republicans' Convenient Memory Loss on Trump's Racist Language

Trump reportedly demanded to know why the USA should accept immigrants from " shithole countries " after lawmakers raised the issue of protections for immigrants from African nations, Haiti and El Salvador. The U.S. Embassy in Pretoria said on Friday that the U.S. commitment to Africa's "continued growth and success is unwavering". Trump has been accused of using a vulgar word to describe African countries during an Oval Office meeting last week with a bipartisan group of senators.

World Lawmakers Work To Avoid Government Shutdown
Author: 0 Lawmakers Work To Avoid Government Shutdown

Democrats say they are unwilling to vote for a spending bill that does not provide a pathway to citizenship for the roughly 700,000 immigrants who are in the country illegally after being brought here as children. Great opportunity missed. Too bad!", and "I don't believe the Democrats really want to see a deal on DACA. Perdue said Sunday on ABC's "This Week: "I am telling you that he did not use that word".

World Federer and Djokovic take control in Melbourne
Author: 0 Federer and Djokovic take control in Melbourne

Zverev won five titles previous year, including Masters 1000 titles at Rome and Montreal. Her ranking slid into the 20s in 2017, but she's coming back into the kind of form which makes her a title contender at Melbourne Park. The Argentine 12th seed needed 3hr 45 min in oppressive court conditions to see off the 47th-ranked youngster 6-4, 7-6 (7/4), 6-7 (0/7), 6-4 on Hisense Arena.

World Maroney statement: 'I thought I was going to die'
Author: 0 Maroney statement: 'I thought I was going to die'

He abused my body. "He was a child molester. he left scars on my psyche that will never go away". Nassar pleaded guilty to 10 counts of criminal sexual conduct in November. As the testimony unfolded, The Detroit News reported Thursday that at least 14 officials at Michigan State University, which employed Nassar, had been informed of sexual abuse allegations as early as 1997.

World Agni-V extends its reach
Author: 0 Agni-V extends its reach

The nation was kind enough to announce the test on Thursday, revealing that its Agni-5 "was successfully flight tested for its full range ... from Dr Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha". The missile is so programmed that after reaching the peak of its trajectory, it will turn towards the Earth to continue its journey towards the intended target with an increased speed due to the attraction of the Earth's gravitational pull, he said.

World Children hurt after vehicle ploughs into packed Copacabana Beach
Author: 0 Children hurt after vehicle ploughs into packed Copacabana Beach

The accident happened near Figueiredo de Magalhaes street. Police have arrested the driver, who told them he had not been drinking but had lost control of his auto. The individual was taken into custody, authorities said. Police say the driver lost control of his auto, sped across the crowded walkway, before coming to a stop in the sand.

Author: 0 Trump says he wants more immigrants

Statements from worldwide and domestic organizations are expressing concern that the US and its president are going down a racist path. Trump has denied he is a racist and insists he didn't make the reported vulgar remarks. "I think this man, this president, is taking us back to another place", John Lewis, a Georgia congressman who was on the front lines of the 1960s civil rights movement, said on Sunday on ABC's "This Week".

World California captive plotted escape for 2 years
Author: 0 California captive plotted escape for 2 years

Other charges include seven counts of abuse of a dependent adult, six counts of child abuse or neglect and 12 counts of false imprisonment. They're being held on $9 million bail each and have been charged with nine counts of torture and 10 counts of child endangerment.