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H&M sales in Romania climb 12% in FY 2017

H&M sales in Romania climb 12% in FY 2017 On its plans for online expansion in new markets, H&M said it "will continue in 2018 to among others India and via franchise partners to Saudi Arabia and the UAE". The group is now launching a new brand called Afound , which will sell clothing online and in physical stores. The first store will open on Drottninggatan in Stockholm. [Full Article...]

Hawaii worker who sent false alert fired

Hawaii worker who sent false alert fired According to the FCC report , the confusion began when a nightside supervisor chose to do a drill with the incoming dayside workers during their shift change at 8 a.m. "In the minutes that followed, panic-stricken citizens called their families to say what they believed were their last words, and some even resorted to jumping into manholes to find shelter", FCC chairman Ajit Pai said in a s... [Full Article...]

President Trump basks in the afterglow of a speech well made

President Trump basks in the afterglow of a speech well made Trump's approval rating has careened downhill, but among his base, he's making America great, again, preserving the traditional systems that placed native-born white Christian heterosexuality atop our demographic pyramid. Sununu also tweeted: "The New Hampshire economy is built around small business". They're concerned about whether their jobs will be around next year. [Full Article...]

First biofuel flight between United States and Australia used mustard seeds

First biofuel flight between United States and Australia used mustard seeds The world's first dedicated biofuel flight between the United States and Australia - using mustard seed in a Qantas Dreamliner - is scheduled to land in Melbourne around lunch time. Carinata requires no specialized production or processing techniques. Qantas' first trans-Pacific biofuel flight was made possible with the support of AltAir Fuels and World Fuel Services. [Full Article...]

U.S. missile defense test failed in Hawaii

U.S. missile defense test failed in Hawaii An official speaking on the condition of anonymity said a dummy missile had been fired near Hawaii today - but a missile defence system meant to disable the missiel in midair failed. The projected aim of the missiles is for targeting medium-range ballistic missiles, but might also have the capability to shoot down ICBMs in some circumstances . [Full Article...]

Spanish police catch fruit thieves red-handed in orange heist

Spanish police catch fruit thieves red-handed in orange heist The fruit and the vehicles were confiscated by police and five people were arrested for stealing the fruit from a warehouse in Carmona near Seville. Authorities later found out that they were stolen . The suspects also reportedly claimed the oranges were for personal consumption. They also did not have the paperwork to carry that much produce. Cops got suspicious when they saw three vehicles ... [Full Article...]

Flight path not authorized for crashed seaplane that killed Canadian pilot: owner

Flight path not authorized for crashed seaplane that killed Canadian pilot: owner The pilot was experienced and had flown the authorised route "hundreds of times before", said chief executive Aaron Shaw. The head of Sydney Seaplanes said he was perplexed by the pilot's turn into Jerusalem Bay "which is surrounded by steep terrain and has no exit". [Full Article...]

Michelle Obama's First Post-White House Interview Will Be on 'Ellen'

Michelle Obama's First Post-White House Interview Will Be on 'Ellen' The Cork native performed a rendition of Adele's " A Million Years Ago " on the hit U.S. chat show yesterday and even got a standing ovation. "I don't know [what I'm looking forward to]", DeGeneres told Kotb while sitting on the set of her show The Ellen DeGeneres Show. [Full Article...]

Mattis, Tillerson Co-Host First US-Qatar Strategic Dialogue

Mattis, Tillerson Co-Host First US-Qatar Strategic Dialogue Defense Secretary Mattis stressed on the importance of a stable and strong Gulf to counter what he labeled a "malign" Iranian influence and other forces of terrorism. The rift among Arab nations within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - a USA -backed political-military alliance in the region - has put on shaky diplomatic ground there, with the Trump administration resistant to side completely wi... [Full Article...]

Fresh tension grips Shopian after another civilian succumbs to injuries

Fresh tension grips Shopian after another civilian succumbs to injuries Army has claimed they opened fire in "self-defence" after a "mob tried to lynch an officer" during protests. The Army had termed it as a pre-mature act on part of the police and the BJP had, in the state Assembly, been critical of naming the Army Major in the FIR. [Full Article...]

U.S. adds Hamas leader to terror blacklist, imposes sanctions

U.S. adds Hamas leader to terror blacklist, imposes sanctions The designation means that any assets Haniyeh may have in the USA are frozen, while "US persons"-which include permanent residents, as well as citizens-are prohibited from "any transactions" with the Hamas leader". "Hamas has been responsible for an estimated 17 American lives killed in terrorist attacks". The Trump administration has increased its rhetoric against the Palestinian side to pressu... [Full Article...]

Muslim scholar questioned by French police over rape claims

Muslim scholar questioned by French police over rape claims Ramadan, a professor of contemporary Islamic studies at Oxford University, has denied the allegations . For the record, two women lodged rape complaints against the 55-year-old Swiss national in October accusing him of raping them in a hotel room. [Full Article...]

Right decision to stop using grid girls?

Right decision to stop using grid girls? Grid girls are models, which have been employed by Formula One for decades, normally wearing promotional material and being tasked with holding umbrellas, driver name cards and lining the route to the podium after races. Brawn's boss, F1 chief executive officer Chase Carey, added: "What we need to do is get as many points of view as possible and make a decision right for the future of the sport". [Full Article...]

CHAN 2018: Nigeria qualifies for final after 1- 0 victory over Sudan

CHAN 2018: Nigeria qualifies for final after 1- 0 victory over Sudan The team coach by Salisu Yusuf started this contest brightly despite the fact they were missing several starters including winger Sunday Faleye and defensive midfielder Emeka Atuloma through injury. Okechukwu also came close to bagging a brace in the 25th minute when his left-footed shot sailed inches wide of Akram's left corner. Nigeria looked threatening in the second half, but they were soon ... [Full Article...]

Trump's Porn Star Stormy Daniels goes on Jimmy Kimmel after SOTU

Trump's Porn Star Stormy Daniels goes on Jimmy Kimmel after SOTU She then said that she did not know where the statement had come from, and commented, "That does not look like my signature, does it?" "Did you sign this letter that was released today?" he asked. In between Shark Week talking points, the late night host tried numerous silly, circuitous methods to get Daniels to confirm the reports surrounding her and Trump . [Full Article...]

Trump gets bill prompted by sports doctor abuse

Trump gets bill prompted by sports doctor abuse Under a plea agreement, Nassar could get a minimum 25 to 40 years in prison, in addition to his prior sentences . Biles came forward as a Nassar victim on January 15 and wondered why she had to continue to train at the Karolyi Ranch in Texas , a place where she said Nassar abused her earlier in her career. [Full Article...]

SC refuses to issue order on bid against Rohingya influx

SC refuses to issue order on bid against Rohingya influx The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought the Centre's response to a plea which alleged that Rohingya refugees who wanted to enter India after fleeing persecution in Myanmar were being "pushed back" at the border by the BSF in violation of the United Nations principle of non-refoulement. [Full Article...]

Charges Against Senator Bob Menendez to be Dropped

Charges Against Senator Bob Menendez to be Dropped Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and filed a motion of dismissal of the indictment against him. Though prosecutors initially asked for the "earliest possible date" to retry Menendez, Judge Walls threw a wrench in that plan with a ruling on December 24 that dismissed six of the bribery charges against Menendez and co-defendant Salomon Melgen, a Florida ophthalmologist. [Full Article...]

Michigan State names former Gov. John Engler as interim president

Michigan State names former Gov. John Engler as interim president At age 69, taking on the unforeseen management challenge of turning around a university in a freefall crisis of public confidence "wasn't something I was seeking", Engler said Wednesday after MSU's board of four Republican and four Democrats unanimously made him the interim president. [Full Article...]

Amtrak train carrying Republican lawmakers collides with garbage truck

Amtrak train carrying Republican lawmakers collides with garbage truck Greg Walden of Oregon. Amtrak said there were no reported injuries to passengers or crew members, though Rep. Pete Sessions said some members needed medical attention. "Security and doctors on board are helping secure the scene and treat injuries", Representative Bradley Byrne tweeted . Republican lawmakers were scheduled to arrive at the Greenbrier Resort inWhite Sulphur Springs, West Virginia... [Full Article...]


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