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Britain will be worse off in every scenario, leaked Brexit report reveals

Britain will be worse off in every scenario, leaked Brexit report reveals Eventually MPs were fobbed off with wordy "sectoral analyses" and told that economic work talked up by ministers did not exist. He also cast doubt on the accuracy of economic forecasts generally, telling the Commons there is "huge uncertainty" around such work and "these analyses have proven to be wrong in the wake of the referendum". [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia to recover $107B in anti-corruption purge

Saudi Arabia to recover $107B in anti-corruption purge Saudi Arabia's main index added 0.4% to 7,568 points, Dubai slipped 0.3% to 3,455 points, Abu Dhabi dipped 0.1% to 4,626 points, Qatar gained 0.4% to 9,450 points, Egypt rose 0.4% to 15,376 points, Kuwait advanced 0.7% to 6,673 points, Bahrain firmed 0.2% to 1,345 points and Oman rose 0.2% to 5,003 points. [Full Article...]

Fighting flares in Yemen's Aden after separatist 'coup' attempt

Fighting flares in Yemen's Aden after separatist 'coup' attempt Locals reportedly said that gunmen opened fire after a suspect rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into the checkpoint, located northeast of Ataq, the capital of the Yemeni province of Shabwa. The forces from Abyan progressed towards Aden after clashes with loyalists on the way. The STC accused Mr Hadi's government of "rampant corruption" resulting in a "deteriorating economic, security and soc... [Full Article...]

We will steal secrets on behalf of the American people — Central Intelligence Agency chief

We will steal secrets on behalf of the American people — Central Intelligence Agency chief CIA Director Mike Pompeo said in a recent interview he anticipates Russian Federation will try to meddle in the upcoming midterm elections later this year. But the former Kansas congressman is confident that "America will be able to have a free and fair election [and] that we will push back in a way that is sufficiently robust". [Full Article...]

Turkish govt. detains doctors over Afrin operation remarks

Turkish govt. detains doctors over Afrin operation remarks A war monitor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said Turkey and its allied rebel groups had taken the hill, which overlooks the major Syrian town of Azaz, which they also hold. Turkey, which considers the YPG to be a terrorist organisation, has called on Washington to end its military support for the group and to pull back from the Manbij region where some of its troops are stationed. [Full Article...]

Melania Trump: Jet-setter on the taxpayer dime

Melania Trump: Jet-setter on the taxpayer dime She has kept a low profile since", reports The New York Times . The flights, which include crew-only flights to pick Melania up in New York City where she was officially living to travel elsewhere, cost over $675,000 and covered three months of travel. [Full Article...]

Netflix "Mute" Trailer & Poster From Duncan Jones

Netflix As a fan of Moon and Jones' follow-up Source Code (and I didn't completely hate Warcraft either), Mute has been one of my most anticipated movies of the year, and hopefully people will get a chance to see it theatrically, at least in big cities. [Full Article...]

Day Zero pushed back to April 16

Day Zero pushed back to April 16 South Africa's city of Cape Town is about to become the first major city in the world to run out of water However, officials are trying to calm global concerns about the water crisis in the city , saying that investors and tourists are welcomed to visit Cape Town. [Full Article...]

New Russia-Related Sanctions Would Primarily Target 'Non-Russian Entities'

New Russia-Related Sanctions Would Primarily Target 'Non-Russian Entities' The administration missed its first deadline on October 1 to issue guidance on which Russian entities in the military and intelligence sectors should be subject to sanctions. authorities regard as close to President Vladimir Putin and who could be eligible for sanctions. The Treasury Department was expected to release Monday the list of companies and individuals doing business with the Russian e... [Full Article...]

Democrats' shutdown deal looks worse and worse

Democrats' shutdown deal looks worse and worse Not only was Schumer's tactic brimming with hypocrisy, considering he had excoriated Republicans for doing the same with Obamacare under President Obama , it was entirely gratuitous. In relenting, they may have feared that voters would be averse to halting the operations of government for the sake of protecting immigrants who are here illegally. [Full Article...]

Trump's Proxy War with Robert Mueller Finds a New Target

Trump's Proxy War with Robert Mueller Finds a New Target Two Republican senators said Sunday that President Donald Trump would be wise to keep a public silence on an independent investigation into his 2016 campaign's contacts with Russian Federation in the wake of news reports that he sought to fire the special counsel. [Full Article...]

Trump rejects peace talks with Taliban in departure from Afghan strategy

Trump rejects peace talks with Taliban in departure from Afghan strategy 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". [Full Article...]

Israel accuses Poland of 'denial' over Holocaust law

Israel accuses Poland of 'denial' over Holocaust law Netanyahu said on Saturday: "The law is baseless , I strongly oppose it". "One can not change history, and the Holocaust can not be denied", Netanyahu wrote on Facebook late on Saturday, adding that he had asked the Israeli embassy in Poland to " meet tonight with the Polish prime minister to relay my firm stance against this bill ". [Full Article...]

Jennifer Hudson confirmed to star in Aretha Franklin biopic

Jennifer Hudson confirmed to star in Aretha Franklin biopic Hudson was one of several artists on hand at the party to perform a few songs, including Franklin's classic hits "Think" and " Respect ". Studio officials at MGM have reportedly picked up the rights to the movie , which will be developed by Straight Outta Compton's Scott Bernstein and music producer Harvey Mason, Jr ., who previously worked with Franklin. [Full Article...]

Man dies after being sucked into MRI scanner at Indian hospital

Man dies after being sucked into MRI scanner at Indian hospital Preliminary reports suggest Maru died from inhaling liquid oxygen that leaked from the cylinder after it hit the MRI machine. He was freed and taken to the emergency room in 10 minutes but pronounced dead on arrival. "No one gave us instructions". Nayan Jitiya, Maru's uncle, said, "We demand that Rajesh's sister, Leela should be given a job by BMC as there is no other earning member in the family"... [Full Article...]

Polling underway for bye-elections in key Rajasthan, West Bengal constituencies

Polling underway for bye-elections in key Rajasthan, West Bengal constituencies A total of 1,987 polling booths have been set up in the Alwar Lok Sabha constituency, while in Ajmer Lok Sabha constituency, 1,925 booths have been set up for voters to exercise their franchise. Voting for Uluberia Lok Sabha seat by-poll: Voting had temporarily stopped at Booth no. 231 after the voting machine had stopped functioning. To avoid the confusion about the candidates with the same n... [Full Article...]

House Intel votes to release controversial surveillance memo to the public

The memo is a four-page report written by Republican staff members of the House Intelligence Committee that questions how the Department of Justice received approval from the secretive to monitor an adviser to Trump's presidential campaign. [Full Article...]

Rose McGowan details alleged sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein in new book

Rose McGowan details alleged sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein in new book McGowan writes in her new book, reviewed by the New York Times: "I freeze, like a statue", adding graphic details of the alleged encounter. "He moans loudly; through my tears I see his semen floating on top of the bubbles", she writes in the forthcoming courageous, according to a New York Times review . [Full Article...]

Trump not likely to provoke NK in State of the Union speech

Trump not likely to provoke NK in State of the Union speech It's expected that he will tout America's economic growth and take credit for the almost 40 percent rise in the stock market since his election. "I received an invitation last Thursday to attend the Mayors' Day: A Conversation with the President, to be held at the White House ", Best said . [Full Article...]

FBI Chicago releases footage in child kidnapping case

FBI Chicago releases footage in child kidnapping case The child was grabbed by a man while walking on the sidewalk on December 20 around 3:30 p.m. and forced into a red Ford Explorer sport-utility vehicle. The FBI notes that the date and time shown in the video are incorrect. After driving to an alley, Protho allegedly assaulted the girl before she managed to escape and flag down a passing vehicle. [Full Article...]


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