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World CPMA releases statement on NAFTA negotiations
Author: 0 CPMA releases statement on NAFTA negotiations

The U.S. trade representative said he was unsatisfied with Canadian proposals on autos, calling the progress too slow, dismissing another Canadian idea as a "poison pill" and bemoaning a Canadian complaint to the World Trade Organization, a tactic he characterized as a "massive attack" against the U.S.

World President, PM pay homage to Gandhi on death anniversary
Author: 0 President, PM pay homage to Gandhi on death anniversary

Army chief General Bipin Rawat, Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba and Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa were also present. Prominent leaders from various political parties and other dignitaries paid floral tributes to the father of the nation at his Samadhi at Rajghat in national capital.

World 63M women, girls missing due to India's preference for boys
Author: 0 63M women, girls missing due to India's preference for boys

Indian's desire to have a male child has created 21 million "unwanted" girls in the country between 0 and 25 years, according to the Economic Survey . Given these observations, the states and all stakeholders have an important role to play in increasing opportunities available for women in education and employment, it said.

World Kurds bury their dead as Turkey presses Syria offensive
Author: 0 Kurds bury their dead as Turkey presses Syria offensive

Rami Abdurrahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said Turkish troops briefly seized the hill but lost it to Kurdish fighters hours later. According to the Turkish General Staff, the operation aims to establish security and stability along Turkey's borders and the region as well as protect Syrians from terrorist oppression and cruelty.

World 'Padmaavat' earns Rs 19 cr on opening day
Author: 0 'Padmaavat' earns Rs 19 cr on opening day

While Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor secured the fifth and sixth positions respectively, Deepika Padukone is well ahead of the Padmavat star cast and has been trending at number one on Twitter . For a film made out of Mumbai or anywhere in the country like Baahubali to go out in the global market and do well is a very positive sign. "Others began towards evening, so you don't really know how many shows happened through the day even though there is a screen count".

World Spain welcomes postponing Catalonia vote
Author: 0 Spain welcomes postponing Catalonia vote

Roger Torrent announced the decision Tuesday, hours before the session he had called to hold a vote authorizing separatist leader Carles Puigdemont to form a government. Torrent says he will reconvene the session once Spanish authorities guarantee they "won't interfere" in the election of Puigdemont. Catalonia's parliament is set to choose its next president later on Tuesday, but the official candidate Carles Puigdemont remains in Belgium, at least for now.

World Indonesia police force 'manly makeover' on transgender
Author: 0 Indonesia police force 'manly makeover' on transgender

Police in the Indonesian province of Aceh forcibly cut the hair of a group of transgender women and made them wear male clothing, said the authorities yesterday, amid a crackdown on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. "Their numbers are growing here - I don't want that", he added. Additionally, the province of Aceh implements its own autonomous sharia law, and gay behavior is considered a crime.

World Thousands sign online petition to allow pets to qualify for food stamps
Author: 0 Thousands sign online petition to allow pets to qualify for food stamps

Apetition launched online has received more than 80,000 signatures, and it calls for pet food to be included in SNAP, or food stamp benefits. This petition could potentially allow those funds to be spent on pet food as well. While their efforts are truly appreciated, these organizations are not now able to provide for all families struggling to feed their pets. While it will take action by Congress to add pet food to the SNAP benefits list, there are already local organizations offering ...

World Trump touts 'close partnership' in letter to African leaders
Author: 0 Trump touts 'close partnership' in letter to African leaders

Addressing the theme of the 30th Summit: " Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa's Transformation ", Buhari expressed appreciation to his colleagues for entrusting him with such a noble responsibility as the Champion of the Anti-Corruption Crusade in Africa.

World TODAY'S FORECAST: Snow, high near 20
Author: 0 TODAY'S FORECAST: Snow, high near 20

At 5:45 a.m., the weather service said the leading edge of light snow was over central Pennsylvania and the Chesapeake Bay. Rain began moving into West Virginia from the west Monday afternoon. High pressure will then move across the lower Great Lakes Tuesday night into Wednesday , bringing a return to quiet weather and seasonably mild temperatures.

World Former congresswoman Corrine Brown begins prison sentence
Author: 0 Former congresswoman Corrine Brown begins prison sentence

Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown is due to report to the Federal Correctional Complex Monday morning near Wildwood. While as a congresswoman Brown served alongside our nation's fellow elected officials, Brown will serve her time as a prisoner alongside criminals such as Robert Allen Stanford , who was convicted of running a $7 billion Ponzi scheme.

World Kesha steals the show with powerful Grammys performance
Author: 0 Kesha steals the show with powerful Grammys performance

Monae said it was Time's Up for pay and inequality, discrimination, harassment of any kind, and for the abuse of power. And she wasn't alone, joined on stage by Cyndi Lauper , Camila Cabello , Andra Day , Julia Michaels and Bebe Rexha and the Resistance Revival Chorus.

World By the numbers: State of the Union
Author: 0 By the numbers: State of the Union

Trump further complicated matters when, later that week, he accused former President Barack Obama's administration of wiretapping him . Mark Ruffalo, Michael Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie Perez, Cynthia Nixon, Wanda Sykes, and Common are among those reportedly participating in the "People's State of the Union " on Monday, the night before Trump's address to Congress .

World Kim Jong Nam 'met U.S. agent' before his death in Malaysia
Author: 0 Kim Jong Nam 'met U.S. agent' before his death in Malaysia

Now a police witness has come forward, alleging that Nam met an unidentified American on a tourist island in Malaysia four days before he was assassinated. There were also traces of it on the women's clothes and on Huong's fingernails, with a chemist previously telling the court that rubbing VX in the eyes would be the fastest way to kill, as the eyes have no protection.

World Brexit: PM May caught in a bind, may face no-trust vote
Author: 0 Brexit: PM May caught in a bind, may face no-trust vote

The Prime Minister is under growing pressure to end the drift and confusion, but her dilemma is that doing so would increase the risk that one wing of her party would then topple her. Failure to do so would mean "we will sleepwalk into a disastrous Brexit for generations to come", she added. But Ms Greening - who admitted she blocked a Government review on fees because it would take too long - blasted them for "kicking things into the long grass" saying action was needed now.

World Trust Deficit Fuels US-Turkish Tensions
Author: 0 Trust Deficit Fuels US-Turkish Tensions

Washington has repeatedly denied any involvement, but analysts warn the perception of US involvement by Turkey remains an open wound in relations. The Turkish Medical Association denounced the cross-border operation into Syria's Afrin last week, saying " No to war, peace immediately ".

World Nasa supporters gather for Raila Odinga 'swearing
Author: 0 Nasa supporters gather for Raila Odinga 'swearing

At least 92 people died in clashes between Kenyan security forces and opposition supporters during last year's election period, according to the Kenyan National Commission on Human Rights. Kenyans have taken to social media to vent their frustrations over the media shutdown which they describe as yet another "unconstitutional" move by Uhuru Kenyatta's government.

World Yemen separatists capture Aden, government confined to presidential palace
Author: 0 Yemen separatists capture Aden, government confined to presidential palace

Universities, schools and shops stayed closed, an AFP photographer said. After the separatists seized the government headquarters on Sunday, Daghr denounced a "coup ... The UAE is part of a Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen's Shiite rebels who control the country's north. Thousands of southern recruits joined the campaign with military training and financial support from the UAE forces.

World Two Canadians Adults Have Been Arrested For 'Dancing Pornographically' In Cambodia
Author: 0 Two Canadians Adults Have Been Arrested For 'Dancing Pornographically' In Cambodia

Still, there is "enough evidence to prove that they violated the law and, therefore, they must face charges", Sokhon said. Everyone was confused. They raided, rounded us up - there were about 80 to 100 people at this party. "Consular officials are in contact with the families and with local authorities", Hannan said. He said after producing the photos, the foreigners shared them on social media.

World Zeenat Aman Files Molestation Complaint Against Businessman
Author: 0 Zeenat Aman Files Molestation Complaint Against Businessman

A special police team is being formed to arrest Amar Khanna. She has accused him of molesting her, stalking her and behaving badly with her. Zeenat has filed the complaint under the sections, 304 D (stalking) and 509 (insulting the modesty of a woman).

World Deputy Ombudsman axed over Duterte bank 'deals'
Author: 0 Deputy Ombudsman axed over Duterte bank 'deals'

The Palace has taken this stance despite a 2014 Supreme Court ruling declaring as unconstitutional a provision in the Ombudsman Act of 1989 granting the Office of the President the power to remove a deputy ombudsman. "But we will not go to court because our reading is the Office of the President has the power to discipline him", he added. The Aquino administration cited Gonzales for alleged gross neglect of duty and gross misconduct in handling the dismissal-complaint against Mendoza.

World Funds 2018: GST Impact And Focus On Earnings Tax
Author: 0 Funds 2018: GST Impact And Focus On Earnings Tax

USIBC said it believes that India must ensure that transfer pricing principles are applied in a fair and consistent manner for all taxpayers, as well as allow a reasonable method for determining transfer pricing comparables that support fees on services performed in India for non-Indian affiliated entities and match the nature of the company's services performed.

World MI doctors, CDC warn of flu dangers this winter
Author: 0 MI doctors, CDC warn of flu dangers this winter

However, those who have received the most significant impact are the elders: first the ones who are up to 65 years old, and then people aged between 50 and 64. Northeastern Massachusetts continues to be the most heavily affected region of the state by the flu , according to the latest update released by the state.

World CJP takes sou motu notice of murder of Kohat medical student
Author: 0 CJP takes sou motu notice of murder of Kohat medical student

Suspect Sadiqullah is the brother of the main accused Mujahid Gul Afridi, who has fled overseas after killing the third-year student. Earlier today Kohat police informed they have arrested Mujahid Afridi's brother Sadiq, after the former fled to Saudi Arabia, reported Express News .

World Delhi High Court Transfers Disqualified AAP MLAs' Plea To Division Bench
Author: 0 Delhi High Court Transfers Disqualified AAP MLAs' Plea To Division Bench

The HC judge on Monday extended its interim order restraining the EC from issuing any further notifications. The MCD also chose to stipulate an Additional Solicitor General (ASG) to present their case before the top court. Meet Malhotra, counsel for the original complainant Parshant P. Umrao, brought to the notice of the court that the Supreme Court has ruled that disputes related to disqualification of legislators should be taken up by a special bench comprising at least two judges and the ...

World Melania cost taxpayers $675K in unnecessary travel, living in posh DC hotel
Author: 0 Melania cost taxpayers $675K in unnecessary travel, living in posh DC hotel

According to the New York Times , Melania has kept a low-profile ever since a bombshell report which revealed that a porn star Stormy Daniels was paid $130,000 just before the 2016 election to keep quiet about an affair she had had a decade earlier with Trump - when the Trumps were newlyweds, and while Melania was pregnant with their son, Barron, has surfaced.

World Syria Kurds boycott Russian Federation peace talks over Turkish incursion
Author: 0 Syria Kurds boycott Russian Federation peace talks over Turkish incursion

Erdogan's spokesperson, Ibrahim Kalin told Reuters the US said it would no longer provide weapons to the Kurdish YPG militia. The demonstrators raised banners in English and Kurdish demanding the Unites Nations to rescue Afrin from the Turkish offensive, "UN, it's your duty to rescue Afrin from Turkish aggression", and "We call on UN to intervene immediately to stop Turkish invasion in Afrin".

World Immigration reform must include security
Author: 0 Immigration reform must include security

The House followed suit with their version of the funding bill several hours later and sent it to Trump's desk for a signature. Lawmakers voted 266-150 to reopen the government and to extend the short-term funding. Democrats' decision to end the government shutdown was not unanimous. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer , D-N.Y., reportedly convinced Majority Leader McConnell, R-Ky., to agree to begin debate on an immigration bill by February 8.

Author: 0 Racist Trump says United States deeply respects Africa in letter to African Union

President Donald Trump's alleged vulgar remarks about the continent. "I stand here on behalf of the United Nations system and reaffirm our strong commitment to the Member States and the people of Africa". But Monday he would only say African leaders had received a "letter of correspondence" from Trump and "we've taken due note of it". Senator Shehu Sani of Kaduna Central has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his appointment as "African Anti-Corruption Champion" by the African ...

World Trump's EPA backs off Pebble Mine obstruction
Author: 0 Trump's EPA backs off Pebble Mine obstruction

Pruitt, once a strong opponent of EPA actions who frequently sued the agency as Oklahoma's attorney general, said his decision does not derail the application of Pebble Limited Partnership for a U.S. Obama administration critics, including Pruitt, have said EPA should not have acted against Pebble prior to the project entering permitting. If it were built Pebble would also be a major, year-around employer in the Bristol Bay region, with several hundred workers engaged in production ...

World Trump declines to implement new Russian Federation sanctions
Author: 0 Trump declines to implement new Russian Federation sanctions

President Donald Trump's administration also did not make public reports required by Monday under the bill he reluctantly signed into law on 2 August, just six months into his presidency. The Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act was one of the first pieces of major legislation that Congress sent to Trump, who has refused to acknowledge fully Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S.

World Dem Senator Calls for Law Protecting Mueller from Trump Firing
Author: 0 Dem Senator Calls for Law Protecting Mueller from Trump Firing

Collins downplayed the severity of the Times report Sunday, saying the president had "a bad idea" and his counsel explained "why it was a bad idea". Allen told MSNBC's Joe Scarborough that when Trump said he would be happy to sit down with Mueller - who is leading the probe into his campaign's ties to Russian Federation - "there was a freak out in the West Wing".

World We won't talk with the Taliban
Author: 0 We won't talk with the Taliban

When asked about reports that Islamabad could buy a batch of Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets from Russian Federation, the minister answered in the negative while adding, "We have opened a dialogue with Russian Federation because we were firmly entrenched in the western camp for far too long".

World Man dies after being sucked into an MRI machine
Author: 0 Man dies after being sucked into an MRI machine

Police say that Maru was sucked toward the cylinder, and the arm holding the oxygen canister became trapped. Dr Ramesh Bharmal, Dean of Nair Hospital, said, the engineers from Philips company would visit the hospital on Tuesday to fix the MRI machine that was damaged in Saturday's incident.

World Ajmer, Alwar, Mandalgarh votes for Rajasthan bypolls
Author: 0 Ajmer, Alwar, Mandalgarh votes for Rajasthan bypolls

However, BJP is confident that its cadre will help it perform well and retain at least two of the three seats which it now holding. Mandalgarh Assembly constituency recorded the highest voter turn out of 79 per cent, followed by Ajmer Lok Sabha seat, where 65 per cent electorate exercised their franchised, while Alwar Lok Sabha seat recorded poll percentage of 62.

Author: 0 House intel could vote to release Nunes memo

The ranking Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, Rep . Adam B. Schiff of Burbank, said last week that Democrats would push to release their own memo if the committee releases the Nunes memo. According to sources familiar with it, the memo, written by House Republicans, is based in part on an application for surveillance of Carter Page, who was a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign.

Author: 0 Pentagon slams teacher who called military members 'lowest of our low'

Marines sweatshirt. The student, a 17-year-old senior who said he wished to remain anonymous because he doesn't want any repercussions from friends who support Salcido, said he had no intention of the video being seen by anyone else and is surprised by all the attention.

World Trump's State of the Union speech will be praised, won't it?
Author: 0 Trump's State of the Union speech will be praised, won't it?

Kennedy said he is not focused on boosting his national profile. "I think all of us realize that its going to take a compromise on this issue to get something done and to protect the dreamer population which is certainly a goal of mine", says Sen.

World Federal Bureau of Investigation releases footage of chilling moment girl snatched from street
Author: 0 Federal Bureau of Investigation releases footage of chilling moment girl snatched from street

The girl reportedly provided police with a description of her attacker, which included what he was wearing and that he had a scar on his right cheek. The East Chicago, Indiana , man faces 20 years to life if convicted. The suspect in the clip then drives away from the scene, where he is then alleged to have parked in an alley and assaulted the girl. The press release says law enforcement was contacted only after the victim somehow managed to escape and flag down another passing vehicle.

World The isolation of Palestine strengthens the U.S. agenda in the region
Author: 0 The isolation of Palestine strengthens the U.S. agenda in the region

AlterNet senior writer Max Blumenthal called Pence's speech "deeply offensive" to Palestinians. Trump's pronouncement caused outrage among the Palestinians, with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas refusing to engage in American-led peace talks, saying the USA is not an honest broker.

World Another Swing-District Republican Will Retire: Rodney Frelinghuysen
Author: 0 Another Swing-District Republican Will Retire: Rodney Frelinghuysen

Frelinghuysen is the second New Jersey Republican to announce his retirement this year, after Rep. But Frelinghuysen faced both the toughest reelection of his career and growing dissatisfaction among his own fellow House Republicans. Frelinghuysen could have served as chairman of the Appropriations Committee through 2022 under the House GOP's term limit rules, assuming his party kept the majority.

World Beijing says ready to hold talks with India over CPEC
Author: 0 Beijing says ready to hold talks with India over CPEC

Asked how China will address India's concerns over territorial sovereignty, Hua said: "As to any differences arising between the two countries, it calls for sincerity and mutual respect for these parties to seek proper solution and management of differences".

World Volume Moving the Tape -5.97% For Ambarella Inc (AMBA)
Author: 0 Volume Moving the Tape -5.97% For Ambarella Inc (AMBA)

Shares of Starbucks closed the previous trading session at 57.82 down -0.18 0.30% with 57.400001525878906 shares trading hands. About 17.46 million shares traded or 77.00% up from the average. Da Davidson owns 265,721 shares. Wyoming-based Cypress Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Company (Wy) has invested 0.19% in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX).

World What You Need To Know About The Government Shutdown
Author: 0 What You Need To Know About The Government Shutdown

To gain real power, they have to retain or capture Democratic seats in Missouri, North Dakota, Indiana and other states with electorates highly wary of illegal immigration. Should we permit foreigners landing at our airports to ignore USA border control laws just as some ignore our laws at our southern border? The Dreamers' protection will be over in early March, leaving many anxious about the future of undocumented youth in the U.S.

World Afghan soldiers killed in militant attack on army post in Kabul
Author: 0 Afghan soldiers killed in militant attack on army post in Kabul

One of the attackers blew himself up, it was reported. The Marshal Fahim National Defense University shares the site with two other military facilities, including a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation base which houses instructors for the academy, according to spokesman Shah Hussain Murtazawi.

World Trump administration restarts refugee program for 11 high-risk countries
Author: 0 Trump administration restarts refugee program for 11 high-risk countries

The Department of Homeland Security is resuming normal processing of refugees from 11 countries that had previously only been admitted on a "case-by-case" basis. "These changes will not only improve security but importantly they will help us better assist refugees fleeing persecution", the secretary said. "Adding yet more hurdles to an already overly bureaucratic process will burden those seeking safety for themselves and their families", Amnesty International USA said in a statement.