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by | February 09, 2018 | 01:57

Numerous island nations in the region depend to one degree or another on cheap oil imports from Venezuela, a fact that the Caracas government has used as a diplomatic bargaining chip. Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness suggested the region is already moving on following years of dependence on subsidized Venezuelan oil. "With the new dynamics in the global energy trade and with the United States becoming a net exporter of energy resources, Jamaica can, in this paradigm, benefit from ...

by | February 09, 2018 | 01:55

During that period it says Britain must follow all EU laws without having any decision-making powers, in exchange for frictionless access to the single market and customs union enjoyed by the remaining 27 member states. If the answer to that question is no, then the ECJ judges are asked to determine what, if any, conditions or limitations should apply to the maintenance of those rights once Britain leaves the EU.

by | February 09, 2018 | 01:51

White House officials said Pence was expected to continue to bring attention to North Korea's human rights abuses on the trip, and offer of reminder of grim conditions in North Korea. Pence says he hasn't requested any meeting "but we'll see what happens". But he pledged that his message in any potential interaction would include the same message he has been delivering publicly: that the North must renounce its nuclear weapon and missile programs.

by | February 09, 2018 | 01:53

Two British Islamic State militants known for their role in the torture and killing of Western hostages have been captured by Syrian Kurdish fighters, according to U.S. Officials said Elsheikh joined al-Qaida before hooking up with ISIS and serving as one of its jailers. Kotey, a 34-year-old convert to Islam who grew up in west London, and 29-year-old Elsheikh, whose family fled to the United Kingdom from Sudan in the 1990s, were the only remaining members of the group still at large.

by | February 09, 2018 | 01:49

Research by the United Nations mission reveals that the South Sudan Liberation Movement had recruited 563 children, while some 137 were associated with the Sudan People's Liberation Army In-Opposition. "Our priority for this group - and for children across South Sudan - is to provide the support they need so they are able to see a more promising future".

by | February 09, 2018 | 01:49

The unexpected ways we get to help people in their time of need. A young boy in Florida got more than he bargained for when he became trapped in an arcade machine during his quest for a stuffed toy. Mom, (the child) and friends went back to eating dinner, E10 back to their station to await the next call. Pretty sure it won't be the same as their last.

by | February 09, 2018 | 01:50

Rob Porter will be out as early as Thursday, a senior White House official said Wednesday night, in another signal the West Wing is scrambling to contain the fallout over his continued employment even though officials were aware of the domestic abuse allegations against him.

by | February 09, 2018 | 01:48

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has confirmed Mr Trump's intentions. She said Trump wants the Pentagon to "explore a celebration" that will allow Americans to show appreciation for the military. The US doesn't have anything like the Bastille Day or the Indian Republic Day parade or the annual extravaganzas held in Beijing and Moscow, and there hasn't been much discussion about the need for one except the one triggered by The Post article.

by | February 09, 2018 | 01:46

The United States had not requested talks with North Korea, but Pence earlier this week left open the possibility of some contact although his message for denuclearisation remained unchanged. With less than two hours before the performance, North and South Korean officials wrestled over the play list, as some of its own songs had controversial lyrics.

by | February 08, 2018 | 10:08

President Donald Trump who tweeted that the service was " going broke and not working ". We don't agree with your divisive and incorrect rhetoric. He added: " NHS may have challenges but I'm proud to be from the country that invented universal coverage - where all get care no matter the size of their bank balance".

by | February 08, 2018 | 10:00

The strikes also destroyed stolen Afghan National Army vehicles that were in the process of being converted to vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices. "We never take anything off the table", Hecker added. We now have 50 percent more MQ-9 intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft. Hecker added that those are just the tangible air platforms in Afghanistan, and the platforms would have limited value if those were the only changes there.

by | February 08, 2018 | 09:57

It was not a retraction, however. India and Israel have built close ties over the years, largely centered on arms purchases, away from the public eye. A Saudi official, however, denied the report, according to Reuters . For 70 years, since the creation of the Jewish state no Arab nation was permitting overflights to Israel .

by | February 08, 2018 | 09:59

The Haripur Anti-Terrorism Court ( ATC ) pronounced its verdict on Wednesday, 7 February, from inside a jail as the proceedings took place there for security reasons. On Sept 19, the court had indicted 56 suspects on murder and terrorism-related charges. An official report released months later concluded Khan was falsely accused, saying the murder was instigated by members of a secular student group who felt threatened by Khan's growing prominence as a critic of rising fees and of alleged ...

by | February 08, 2018 | 09:57

Soon, another former president, Mohamed Nasheed, urged India to send its envoy to Male and involve its troops to help release the judges. Following the arrest of the two judges, the remaining three judges on Tuesday overturned the Court's previous unanimous ruling ordering the release and retrial of the nine political leaders.

by | February 08, 2018 | 09:59

Amendments to the law envisage fines or imprisonment for up to three years for "sharing responsibility before the Polish people or the state, including for crimes committed by the Third Reich". "The blood of Polish Jews cries from the ground, and no law will silence it", Bennett later said in a statement. The President's office says the majority of the legislation will take effect 14 days after it appears at the country's Journal of Laws - which could happen as early as Wednesday.

by | February 08, 2018 | 09:54

With the MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, unwell, suffering from colon cancer top party leaders have been heckling over succession in a replay of Zanu PF's power struggles that culminated in Mugabe's inglorious exit after 37 years in power.

by | February 08, 2018 | 09:55

The veteran California Democrat and former speaker of the House turns 78 next month. Eight hours and seven minutes later, at 6.11 pm, she relinquished the floor - an entire day at her desk in four-inch heels and consuming nothing but water, according to an aide.

by | February 08, 2018 | 09:56

The Pope Emeritus has written to an Italian newspaper to say he is "on a pilgrimage Home" in this "final period of my life". He resigned as pope in 2013 "due to an advanced age". The German-born Pope's letter comes as he approaches the fifth anniversary of stepping down. Since then he has been living in a former monastery within the walls of the Vatican, a few hundred yards from where Pope Francis lives.

by | February 08, 2018 | 09:54

Another couple spoke out against the bakery in August and since then the issue had garnered close scrutiny and debates on social media if the business owner Cathy Miller's decision forsook the rule in California's Unruh Civil Rights Act, which requires "all business establishments of every kind whatsoever" including same sex couples .

by | February 08, 2018 | 09:49

We'll keep you updated every step of the way. There has been a lot of speculation and anxiety about the position of President Jacob Zuma as the head of state and government of our country. The ANC's 88-strong national executive committee (NEC) had agreed to meet in Cape Town to discuss Mr Zuma's refusal last weekend to voluntarily step down as South Africa's president, and had been expected to recall him from office.

by | February 08, 2018 | 09:49

New members acquired "points" by having sex with women, and "in the event of a tie, additional points were awarded to the new member who had had sex with a woman who had weighed the most". The fraternity's Kappa chapter said they were disgusted and appalled by the allegations. The fraternity said it will conduct a membership review in partnership with its worldwide headquarters and expel any members found to be not committed to the fraternity's ideals and values.

by | February 08, 2018 | 09:47

Police chiefs investigating the government leader for graft said they are in " unanimous agreement " that Netanyahu should face charges for accepting bribes and "illicit gifts" from billionaire benefactors, the Times reports . A third case , Case 3000, is also reportedly on the horizon and is said to involve close members of the prime minister's family and a multibillion-dollar submarine deal.

by | February 08, 2018 | 09:43

Trump has expressed interest in a military parade similar to France's Bastille Day, which the president attended as a guest of honor last July, the Washington Post reported . Would Mr. Trump insist his parade be bigger? Since President Xi came to power in 2012, military parades have become more common, as he seeks to cement control over and reform the colossal People's Liberation Army .

by | February 08, 2018 | 09:42

Trump lamented that in the "old days", stocks would rise on good economic news, saying "Today, when good news is reported , the Stock Market goes down". The stock market has risen markedly since the end of the financial crisis in 2009, though it has picked up precipitously since Trump was elected in November 2016.

by | February 08, 2018 | 09:38

Staff secretary Rob Porter said in a statement the allegations were "outrageous" and "simply false". Porter's first wife, Colbie Holderness , told the Daily Mail that he punched her on a trip to Florence in the early 2000s. "I am proud to serve alongside him", Kelly said in a statement . Since Hatch had a close relationship with Porter, he issued a statement "attacking this smear campaign".

by | February 08, 2018 | 09:39

Rajiv Kumar Doley, the chairman of the media cell of the university, said they had moved up from 131-140 past year. QUA broke into the top 100 Asia University Rankings 2018 after making a considerable jump from its previously held ranking in the 121-130 band.

by | February 08, 2018 | 09:39

Bangladesh bring back Sabbir Rahman and Abdur Razzak to the side who has not played a Test since 2014. Akila Dananjaya is making his debut in the Test for the visitors in place for Lakshan Sandakan and Danushka Gunathilaka has been brought in for Lahiru Kumara.

by | February 08, 2018 | 09:37

Quite obviously, I don't think it benefits anybody to drag private matters out into the public arena'. Barnaby Joyce during question time on Wednesday. "I don't think it is right and if it is Barnaby Joyce's partner today, who else's will it be tomorrow?" I couldn't possibly know what it's like to have the country debate your private relationships'.

by | February 08, 2018 | 09:35

As with England , Australia started to find runs hard to come by midway through their innings. Man of the Match , Glenn MAXWELL: "It was nice to get one over the rope and finish the job". Maxwell caught Jos Buttler for just five off Marcus Stoinis before Agar took his second caught and bowled wicket as Sam Billings departed for ten.

by | February 08, 2018 | 09:36

Nonetheless, this move could give video game streaming the shot in the arm it needs. With the gaming industry now valued at around $110 billion, it is no surprise that Google would want a bigger slice of the pie as figures continue to grow.

by | February 08, 2018 | 09:30

A seemingly off-the-cuff remark by Justin Trudeau morphed into a scornful segment on one of U.S. President Donald Trump's favourite TV shows Tuesday just as the prime minister heads to the U.S.in hopes of selling Canada's virtues stateside.

by | February 08, 2018 | 09:31

That attack, though, spurred a counterstrike from the US -led coalition. U.S. coalition forces have issued a statement on Wednesday confirming a series of USA airstrikes against Syrian pro-government forces along the Euphrates River. "This action was taken in self-defence", the official said, adding that pro-regime forces that returned across the river had not been targeted. The official said it appeared the pro-government forces were trying to reassert government control of areas that the ...

by | February 08, 2018 | 09:33

Although attended by both parties, the formal State of the Union is typically a fairly partisan affair, with members of the president's party cheering him along while the opposing side does not. Trump repeatedly addressed the upcoming midterm elections, saying that he predicted that Republicans will ultimately do well due to the gains made under his administration.

by | February 08, 2018 | 09:33

The magnitude 6.4 quake, which hit near the coastal city just before midnight (1600 GMT) on Tuesday, injured 260 people and caused four buildings to collapse, officials said. Considering the expected protracted time required to complete the rescue mission and restoration work, Lai said that all Cabinet agencies would do their utmost to "tide Hualien over".

by | February 08, 2018 | 09:29

Barack Obama wanted to "know everything" the Federal Bureau of Investigation was "doing" according to newly released text messages between Federal Bureau of Investigation lovers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page; reaction and analysis on 'The Five '.