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Indonesia unhappy with European Union plans to ban palm oil biofuels

Indonesia unhappy with European Union plans to ban palm oil biofuels He described that the EU Parliament's decision last night on banning the palm oil usage in biofuels was a "black day" for free-trade practice as it is seen as discriminatory against palm oil. Rising stock levels typically weigh on benchmark palm oil prices, which have lost more than 10 percent since November on rising Malaysian stockpiles. [Full Article...]

Trump is behind Putin and Xi in the global popularity contest

Trump is behind Putin and Xi in the global popularity contest President Trump has proven especially unpopular in the Americas, where disapproval of US leadership has climbed from 27 to 58 percent since President Barack Obama's final year in office. Not since 2008 has US leadership lagged behind both Germany and China in approval worldwide, with the Trump era only outpacing Russian President Vladimir Putin's government in 2017 of the four nations studied. [Full Article...]

International Olympic Committee reduces pool of Russian athletes eligible to compete at Olympics

International Olympic Committee reduces pool of Russian athletes eligible to compete at Olympics North Korea's unexpected participation, negotiated in talks at the heavily fortified border between the two nations since the start of the year, has been hailed as a diplomatic breakthrough that could herald peace on the Korean Peninsula. In the interests of fairness, only 22 players will be entitled to play in each match, in line with the other teams, it said. The North Korean delegation is sch... [Full Article...]

Oklahoma's Mayfield hints at desire to play for Dolphins

Oklahoma's Mayfield hints at desire to play for Dolphins Heisman Trophy victor Baker Mayfield made an instagram comment on Thursday that indicated that he wanted to play for the Miami Dolphins. However, the reigning Heisman Trophy victor has quickly clarified that he'll be willing to play for any team that drafts him. [Full Article...]

Turkey warplanes bomb Kurds in Syria

Turkey warplanes bomb Kurds in Syria Erdogan said that after Afrin, the forces would also seek to oust the YPG from Manbij , a town to the east that the Kurdish militia also holds. USA had recently announced its plan to raise 30,000- strong army with Syrian Kurds associated with YPG, linked to the outlawed Turkish Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). [Full Article...]

North 'halts' plan sending team to South this weekend

North 'halts' plan sending team to South this weekend In a surprise New Year's announcement, the leader of Stalinist North Korea Kim Jong-un said he was open to sending a delegation to Pyeongchang . He has threatened to rain "fire and fury" on the North, warning Kim he was on a "suicide mission" by developing nuclear missiles. [Full Article...]

Education funding in the state budget

Education funding in the state budget This would result in an automatic $1.5 billion increase in personal income taxes paid to the state, much of it coming from the same people who have the most to lose from the new federal limits on state and local tax deductions, he said. Legislation has been proposed previously in both the State Assembly and Senate to legalize recreational marijuana and tax and regulate it like alcohol. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation exhorts Trump to counter 'Russo-phobic' intrigues

Russian Federation exhorts Trump to counter 'Russo-phobic' intrigues While Trump has repeatedly been a critic of the deal, calling it the "worst deal ever" that does not serve Americans, he has continued to threaten the deal's future. The official said US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson "openly trumpeted" at the meeting that the US and its allies would intensify the pressure campaign against the North Korea by limiting export of oil and industrial products, stre... [Full Article...]

Malaysia Airlines Aircraft Made an Emergency Landing in Australia

Malaysia Airlines Aircraft Made an Emergency Landing in Australia The airline said the Airbus A330-300 plane experienced a "technical fault" in one of its two engines and the pilot made a decision to divert the flight. "[We were a bit scared] after hearing so many stories about what's happening in the air travel at the moment and at the same time what's happened to Malaysian Airlines not so long ago", he said. [Full Article...]

Savage storm rampages across Europe killing 7 people

Savage storm rampages across Europe killing 7 people Air traffic was also suspended and several flights got cancelled for few hours in Netherlands as winds of up to 90mph (140kph) blew across the country. A driver was killed when a tree collapsed onto her vehicle south of Brussels, and scattered injuries were reported across the country as the storm picked up in intensity during the day. [Full Article...]

Kerala: RSS worker hacked to death in Kannur

Kerala: RSS worker hacked to death in Kannur Dealing a sharp blow to the Kerala government and law enforcement agencies, Governor P. Sathasivam said that "murders and clashes like the one which occurred in Kannur yesterday" were lowering the state's image. The arrested were identified as Muhammad (20), of Parakkandam, Salim (26), of Minikkol, Sameer (25), of Neerveli and Hashim (24), of Palayadu. Though investigations were on to find out... [Full Article...]

USA government shuts down over immigration impasse

USA government shuts down over immigration impasse President Donald Trump rescinded DACA in March and gave Congress six months to find a legal solution. Schumer told reporters after the White House meeting that progress had been made but a deal had not yet been reached. "What will it take for President Trump to say yes and learn how to execute the rudiments of government", Schumer said. In a series of tweets early on Saturday morni... [Full Article...]

President Trump: 'I am not a racist'

President Trump: 'I am not a racist' A bipartisan deal to resolve the dreamers problem in return for changes demanded by Republicans in the way visas are allocated collapsed in acrimony Thursday with Trump's remarks, which were widely denounced as racist . Since then, there's from the White House and other meeting attendees about what, exactly, the president said, which remains in dispute. He was referring to the Deferred Action... [Full Article...]

Sen. Durbin disputes Republicans' account of what Trump said

Sen. Durbin disputes Republicans' account of what Trump said And according to the State Department, several countries have summoned USA diplomats to the respective nations they reside in to answer for Trump's comment, with more expected this week. Richmond continued: "All of the reservations we have had about negotiating with him on immigration are well-founded". As is the custom for most presidents , Trump is not expected to participate, but she does ... [Full Article...]

US Criticizes Turkish Shelling of Kurdish-Held Syria Region

US Criticizes Turkish Shelling of Kurdish-Held Syria Region This year had already seen attacks by Turkish forces on Afrin, coming from Turkish posts in the Idlib province and across the border from Turkey , but recent declarations by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and high-level officials warned of a full-scale intervention soon. [Full Article...]

Statements from US Rep. Meehan - and his accuser's lawyer

Statements from US Rep. Meehan - and his accuser's lawyer Patrick Meehan (R-PA), a Republican lawmaker who was given a leadership role in combating sexual harassment allegations in Congress. She later reached a confidential agreement with Mr. "Throughout his career he has always treated his colleagues, male and female, with the utmost respect and professionalism", says a statement from Meehan's office. [Full Article...]

#Girther: Doctor says Trump's in 'excellent' health and we think it's BS

#Girther: Doctor says Trump's in 'excellent' health and we think it's BS But Trump's exam has taken on heightened scrutiny amid questions about his mental fitness. A senior White House official said Trump does not believe he has an ally on this issue in Graham, a Republican who has long tried to partner with Democrats on immigration legislation. [Full Article...]

Pakistan vs New Zealand, 5th ODI, today

Pakistan vs New Zealand, 5th ODI, today Williamson, who has a century already in the five-match series, took time to find his form and took 81 balls to reach his 33rd half century in one-day internationals and went on to top-score with 73. "At 16-6 in the 15th over, Pakistan was in danger of being bowled out for the lowest score in the history of one-day internationals €" Zimbabwe's 35 against Sri Lanka in 2004. [Full Article...]

White House doctor: 'No concerns' about Trump's cognitive ability

But she said she didn't "dispute the president was using tough language". "He would benefit from a diet that is lower in fat and carbohydrates", Jackson told reporters at the White House . Jackson credited the results to genetics. The doctor also mentioned that in addition to taking Advil and Crestor, a drug used to control cholesterol levels, Trump also takes Propecia, a drug used to stem ha... [Full Article...]

Pak raises Jadhavs case in UNSC debate on Afghanistan

Pak raises Jadhavs case in UNSC debate on Afghanistan They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. "Stability and prosperity in Afghanistan will benefit Pakistan as well, since it will enable a return of refugees and remove the ability of ISIS and other terror groups to operate against Pakistan from outside the country", he said. [Full Article...]


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