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Bound Meghalaya: Rahul Gandhi attends 'Festival of Peace' concert

Bound Meghalaya: Rahul Gandhi attends 'Festival of Peace' concert Election to the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly will be held on February 27. "What to eat, how to live...it is being imposed. We want to spread through this music concert the message of peace, liberty and secularism", she told journalists. Congress legislator Alexander Hek, who was Health and Family Welfare Minister in Mukul Sangma-led government, was sacked past year as he joined the BJP.Mr. [Full Article...]

Seoul: North Korea cancels pre-Olympic joint cultural event

Seoul: North Korea cancels pre-Olympic joint cultural event Graf, who won two bronze medals at the 2014 Games in Sochi, is among the 169 competitors who were given the green light to take part on the " Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR)" team by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). South Korea will go ahead with other Winter Olympics projects with North Korea despite Pyongyang calling off a joint cultural performance that was less than a week a... [Full Article...]

Paul Simon Announces "Farewell Performance"

Paul Simon Announces The celebrated singer-songwriter will say "farewell" with a July 15th concert at Hyde Park in London, dubbed " Homeward Bound: The Farewell Performance ". Simon said he wanted to find out "am I just this person that was defined by what I did?" After forming his seminal singing duo with Art Garfunkel at the age of 13, Simon struck out on his own in the early '70s, eventually releasing award win... [Full Article...]

Trump's lawyers arguing Mueller hasn't met bar for interview

Trump's lawyers arguing Mueller hasn't met bar for interview Lindsey Graham warned that Donald Trump's presidency would be over if he fired Robert Mueller . The New York Times report that found President Trump tried to fire special counsel Robert Mueller back in June has reignited urgency among some lawmakers to pass a bill that would shield Mueller from Trump . [Full Article...]

UK's Theresa May heads for China as rivals plot her demise

UK's Theresa May heads for China as rivals plot her demise Speaking ahead of her trip, she admitted the two countries have had their differences, notably over Chinese steel over-production which has been widely blamed for harming the British steel industry. "I would say our commitment to the golden era of our relationship with China has remained constant, steadfast and steady", she said. But as partners committed to global free trade we can work together ... [Full Article...]

Trump Issues Order to Keep Guantanamo Open

Trump Issues Order to Keep Guantanamo Open It has also attracted massive criticism for human rights abuses including "enhanced interrogation techniques" waterboarding, walling, sleep deprivation, dietary manipulation and cramped confinement. Trump's order breaks with not only Obama's policy but the intentions of his Republican predecessor, who opened the prison in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. [Full Article...]

US delegation chased out of Bethlehem

President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital early last month. Protesters threw tomatoes at the sports utility vehicle, which had USA consular license plates. A State Department spokesperson stated that "the United States opposes the use of violence and intimidation to express political views". She could not confirm initially whether troops had used live rounds, but said the... [Full Article...]

President Abbas to visit Russia, meet Putin

President Abbas to visit Russia, meet Putin World governments have cancelled billions of dollars in potential deals with Russian arms companies, the United States government said today, arguing there is no need for new sanctions to deter them. Still, the Trump administration's decision to not impose new sanctions is consistent with its unwillingness to displease Russian Federation. In the lead-up to its release , Russian busine... [Full Article...]

London attack accused hoped to kill Corbyn

London attack accused hoped to kill Corbyn Defence barrister Lisa Wilding QC said to Osborne: 'Were you the driver of the van?' Osborne said: 'No I do not'. "Were you hoping that you would have an an opportunity to attack Jeremy Corbyn and kill him?" The 48-year-old, taking to the witness stand, said he had plotted with two men called Terry Jones and Dave to "plough through as many" people as possible at a pro-Palestinian march in ... [Full Article...]

Syria opposition rejects Sochi constitution plan

Syria opposition rejects Sochi constitution plan Parties at the two-day congress said in a final statement they wanted to bring an end to the ongoing conflict in the region as soon as possible. The Russian-sponsored conference on reaching peace in Syria agreed to create constitutional committee which will work in Geneva, TASS news agency cited Russia's Foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov as saying on Tuesday, APA reports quoting TASS. [Full Article...]

Coincheck hackers believed to be trying to move stolen XEM

Coincheck hackers believed to be trying to move stolen XEM On Sunday, the exchange operator announced that it will pay all affected customers in Japanese yen to compensate for their losses. The FSA said it ordered Coincheck to submit a report on the hack and measures for preventing a recurrence by February 13. [Full Article...]

Home remodeling show personality accused of molesting 10-year-old girl

Home remodeling show personality accused of molesting 10-year-old girl She reported a possible sexual assault of her 10-year-old daughter she claimed happened the day before, when her daughter was sleeping over at her best friend's house as part of her birthday party, local news channel Fox 61 reported . Dionne, who lives in Old Lyme, Connecticut, appeared on HGTV's " Family Flip " two years ago, but it was not picked up to a full series. Reports indicate Dionne... [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Nam Met American Before His Murder: Police Witness

Kim Jong Nam Met American Before His Murder: Police Witness Wah Azirul was responding to questions from Gooi Soon Seng, Aisyah's lawyer, who asked him to confirm a report by the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun that Kim had met in Langkawi with a US intelligence agent who was based in Bangkok. The reports described the mystery man as a "middle-aged Korean American". Investigator Wan Azirul Nizam said the taxi driver had testified to police he'd seen Siti... [Full Article...]

India pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on 70th death anniversary

India pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on 70th death anniversary Prayers were led by religious gurus belonging to Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Baha'i, Sikhism, Judaism, Christianity and Zoroastrianism. Earlier, Congress President Rahul Gandhi went to the Gandhi Smriti to pay homage. The Prime Minister also took to his twitter handle and said, "We bow to all those martyrs who have sacrificed themselves in service of our nation". [Full Article...]

Truck driver arrested after officers find 76 illegal immigrants in trailer

Truck driver arrested after officers find 76 illegal immigrants in trailer Agents discovered a vehicle with the three illegal aliens inside. A 21-year-old Mexican national illegally in the U.S. was also in the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, who authorities say is now in custody, was questioned about his immigration status and it was determined he is a US citizen. [Full Article...]

England U21 ace targeting promotion with Middlesbrough after signing from Manchester City

England U21 ace targeting promotion with Middlesbrough after signing from Manchester City Manchester City beat out Stoke City for Harrison. HARRISON, NEW JERSEY- AUGUST 25: Patrick Vieira , head coach of New York City FC on the sideline during the New York Red Bulls Vs New York City FC MLS regular season match at Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey on August 25, 2017 in Harrison, New Jersey. [Full Article...]

Day Zero in Cape Town pushed back to April 16

Day Zero in Cape Town pushed back to April 16 The country's main opposition leader said Tuesday that " Day Zero " had been pushed back by four days to April 16 because of efforts to save water by residents. "This is definitely possible with a bit of effort, and I am already getting my family down to 40 litres per person per day", he said. Experts say key causes of Cape Town's water shortages are climate change and huge population growth sin... [Full Article...]

Kenya switches off TV stations amid opposition swearing-in fete

Kenya switches off TV stations amid opposition swearing-in fete Kenya's Supreme Court declared Kenyatta victor of the official October 25 election, which came weeks after the original August 8 vote that was annulled by Kenya's high court. The NASA leader emphasized that the opposition is only pushing for electoral justice, judicial independence, ethnic inclusivity, strengthening devolution and instituting police reforms. [Full Article...]

CPMA releases statement on NAFTA negotiations

CPMA releases statement on NAFTA negotiations Canadian, American and Mexican officials wrapped up the sixth round of renegotiation talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement in Montreal Monday. "And the sentiment is, 'We're not satisfied, we're not going to put our guard down, and we'll see you in four weeks"'. Indeed, when asked by reporters how talks were going, he told his security detail to walk faster and sped away from the scrum. [Full Article...]

Hamas official in Gaza dies three weeks after unexplained shooting

Hamas official in Gaza dies three weeks after unexplained shooting Hamas initially hastily announced al-Alami died naturally but later said he shot himself while checking his weapon at his Gaza City home and was in critical condition. In the early 1990s, he was Hamas' chief envoy to Iran, before returning to the Gaza Strip in 2012 after a 20-year exile. In 2003, the USA declared him a "specially designated global terrorist". [Full Article...]


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