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Afraid of Duterte's drug dragnet, Filipinos no longer reporting crimes - VP

Afraid of Duterte's drug dragnet, Filipinos no longer reporting crimes - VP In a recent video addressed to the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs, Robredo said drug problem is a complex issue that can not be solved "with bullets alone". "We are now looking at some very grim statistics: since July a year ago, more than 7,000 people have been killed in summary executions", Robredo said. [Full Article...]

Dollar-rupee futures fall 9 paise in early trade

Dollar-rupee futures fall 9 paise in early trade However, the RBI intervened in the market through state-run banks and capped the steep rise. Anindya Banerjee, currency analyst, Kotak Securities said, "Rupee will appreciate further as markets have already factored in the USA rate hike expectations". [Full Article...]

As TPP Falters, New Zealand Keen for Pacific Alliance Trade Deal

As TPP Falters, New Zealand Keen for Pacific Alliance Trade Deal The meeting in Chile's capital Santiago on Tuesday and Wednesday comes after United States President Donald Trump in January withdrew his country's participation from the 12-nation TPP trade deal, which was championed by his predecessor Barack Obama largely as a tool for containing China's rising economic clout in the Asia-Pacific. [Full Article...]

Pound To Euro Exchange Rate Falls Following Brexit Bill Passage

Pound To Euro Exchange Rate Falls Following Brexit Bill Passage This may shift attention back to the UK's large current account deficit. "With the threat of an independence vote for Scotland adding to the frightful Brexit mixture, one can understand why the buying sentiment towards Sterling remains frighteningly low", said FXTM analyst Lukman Otunuga. [Full Article...]

Cleveland officials to discuss safety plans for St. Patrick's Day parade

Cleveland officials to discuss safety plans for St. Patrick's Day parade Patrick's Day . Patrick's Day Parade is dedicated to Robert "Bob" H. Largey and the late Marguerite "Marge" Quinn Largey. "We always go by eye", Pierce said, explaining that they wait until the beer is light brown in the middle and dark at the bottom. [Full Article...]

Meeting in London today to defuse Pak-Afghan tensions

Meeting in London today to defuse Pak-Afghan tensions In an interview with released on Wednesday, Aizaz Chaudhry said: "One area where the two countries have cooperated closely in the recent past is their shared desire to defeat the menace of terrorism". Taking offence to Russia's offer to bring the Taliban to the talking table does not allow the dialogue process to advance especially when the Taliban themselves have no objection to a Russian/Chinese... [Full Article...]

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang: Optimistic about relations between USA and China

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang: Optimistic about relations between USA and China It says that should a trade war break out between China and the United States, it would be foreign-invested companies, in particular US firms, that would bear the brunt of it", he said". "I should point out that China's financial system is generally stable and there is no systemic risks". Questions at the press conference, which was held at the closing of the annual parliamentary session, were p... [Full Article...]

Supervisors reject Phillips 66 oil train project appeal

Supervisors reject Phillips 66 oil train project appeal District 5 Supervisor Debbie Arnold cast the sole dissenting vote. Supervisors Lynn Compton, Adam Hill and Bruce Gibson voted to deny the appeals. Most speakers voiced opposition to the plans, citing fears the oil trains could derail, causing fiery explosions and damaging the environment while, also, jeopardizing public health and safety. [Full Article...]

Philippine President Duterte to visit Thailand

Philippine President Duterte to visit Thailand On his visit, Duterte declared he was distancing himself from the Philippines' longtime ally the United States and seeking closer ties with Beijing. The Philippine government has captured media attention in going on the offensive over the Benham Rise issue, underlining decades of mistrust of China over its activities in the South China Sea. [Full Article...]

Ex-LA Sheriff Lee Baca Convicted In Jail Scandal Cover-Up

Ex-LA Sheriff Lee Baca Convicted In Jail Scandal Cover-Up Federal prosecutors argued that Baca was calling the shots, while the defense said Baca's subordinates kept the sheriff out of the loop and that any action Baca took in the matter was meant to safeguard his jails from a shoddy FBI probe. In September 2011, a female Federal Bureau of Investigation agent working the probe was threatened with arrest at her own home by two sergeants from the LA Sherif... [Full Article...]

Monaco dump Man City out of Champions League

Monaco dump Man City out of Champions League His team were particularly disappointing before the interval as they allowed goals from Kylian Mbappé and Fabinho after eight and 29 minutes. Willy Caballero stood tall to repel Mbappe's crisp early strike as he knifed through the City defence, but the Argentine goalkeeper was helpless as the teenager poked home Bernardo Silva's driven low cross just a minute later. [Full Article...]

Beijing Home to Emerging Economies' Top Universities

Beijing Home to Emerging Economies' Top Universities India has 33 institutions in the top 300 of the newly-expanded The Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2017 , compared to 16 in the top 200 a year ago. Going lower down the table, however, India's performance deteriorated as several institutes lost places due to what Baty described as "increased competition". [Full Article...]

Aspiring model killed by train while taking photos on tracks

Aspiring model killed by train while taking photos on tracks Thompson, who was pregnant at the time of her death, was posing for a photo shoot at the intersection of two railroad tracks in Texas . "Isn't she stunning? Look at her volleyball picture", her cousin said. "I believe she would want everyone to know what a kind and caring person she is". "Zanie had the most lovely smile", Chatman said. He remembered the 19-year-old as a loving partner and a d... [Full Article...]

Audi CEO says his private home not part of prosecutors' raids

Audi CEO says his private home not part of prosecutors' raids The raids, which started at 7:00 a.m. local time, came the same day that Audi was holding its annual press conference and mark a fresh blow to Volkswagen's efforts to overcome the cheating crisis that erupted in September 2015. Audi's supervisory board last month expressed its support for Stadler, who has run the division since 2007, despite criticism of his handling of the scandal. [Full Article...]

'It's a Disgrace': Trump Slams Journalist Who Acquired His 2005 Tax Returns

'It's a Disgrace': Trump Slams Journalist Who Acquired His 2005 Tax Returns Or "dishonest way", he might have said . The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make USA manufacturing non-competitive. President Trump: I have no idea where they got it but it's illegal and they're not supposed to have it and its not supposed to be leaked and it's certainly not an embarrassing tax return at all but it's an illegal thing they've been doing... [Full Article...]

John McCain Accuses Rand Paul of Working for Putin

John McCain Accuses Rand Paul of Working for Putin Unwanted sexual contact rises at military academies McCain: Rand Paul "working for Vladimir Putin" Reinstate the Afghan SIV program MORE (R-Ariz.) on Wednesday accused Sen. CBS News' Alan He contributed reporting to this story . Paul later issued a statement explaining his objection to the Montenegro bill, without addressing McCain's charge he was working for Putin. [Full Article...]

Is Angelina Jolie Moving to London?

Is Angelina Jolie Moving to London? She added: "We see some politicians elected partly on the basis of dismissing worldwide institutions and agreements". The actress spoke at the annual lecture of the Sergio Vieira de Mello Foundation at the Assembly Hall at the Palais des Nations. [Full Article...]

White House set to unveil budget proposal

White House set to unveil budget proposal The budget will include only highlights, or the total funding for each federal government agency, and there will not be a spreadsheet that contains line-by-line cuts or increases. It will also include $1.5 billion to begin work on Trump's proposed wall along the USA border with Mexico. We remind the president once again that no one voted for more children to suffer from asthma, for more peop... [Full Article...]

Not in race for UP CM, says Rajnath Singh

Not in race for UP CM, says Rajnath Singh Rajnath Singh is the number one-star for the Chief Minister post and is among the party's most senior leaders from Uttar Pradesh. However on Tuesday, on being asked whether the reports of him becoming the new chief minister of Uttar Pradesh are correct, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, "Sab bakwas hai" (reports are baseless). [Full Article...]

Five things we learned from Donald Trump's 2005 tax release

Five things we learned from Donald Trump's 2005 tax release Johnston, a former New York Times reporter and author of the book The Making Of Donald Trump , received the tax filing and also posted the doc on his website. Talking to MSNBC , Johnston suggests Trump may have personally sent the documents given his "long history of leaking material about himself when he thinks it's in his interest". [Full Article...]


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