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Apple shares up before 'expected' products launch

Apple shares up before 'expected' products launch Rumor has it, that the iPhone SE may also get upgraded and Apple is expected to unveil a 128 GB variant of the smartphone in March. For reference, the iPad Air 2 was priced at $549 when it was first released. This includes iterative updates to the 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, as well as a new 10.5 inch iPad Pro that will apparently be bezel-less. This has sparked speculation that the com... [Full Article...]

Trump urges support for health care plan so he can move on

Trump urges support for health care plan so he can move on Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul has been one of the loudest critics of the GOP plan, which he often refers to as "Obamacare Lite". In a speech peppered with shout-outs to Kentucky's congressional delegation - "Hey, Mitch", Trump asked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at one point, "we gonna be OK?". [Full Article...]

Trump dubbed the "Golfer-in-Chief"

Trump dubbed the For the White House, the strategy seems to be that these aides will fill necessary roles while Trump Cabinet secretaries are still being vetted and voted on by the Senate. Nothing of that sort has happened yet for real estate. "They don't want to interact on anything, any policy at all". Add making near-weekly trips to Florida to the US president's list of essential duties. [Full Article...]

No evidence of Trump-Russia collusion: White House

No evidence of Trump-Russia collusion: White House Comey added later that neither the Federal Bureau of Investigation nor the Department of Justice have any information to support Trump's claim. HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE - The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence began its investigation of potential Russian influence on the 2016 presidential race before Trump took office on January 20. [Full Article...]

Care bill vote to be held in House next week

Care bill vote to be held in House next week It's not turning out that way - at least not under the GOP health care bill that Trump has endorsed. Republicans, however, do not expect wholesale changes to the bill before it reaches the House floor next week. He argued that doing so would hurt businesses' ability to attract and retain employees, and amounted to an "assault on the part of health care that is working the best". [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation director tells congress it's investigating Trump's links to Russian Federation

Federal Bureau of Investigation director tells congress it's investigating Trump's links to Russian Federation The witness list, titled "Disinformation: A Primer on Russian Active Measures and Influence Campaign", does not yet include any government officials. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a former senator, recused himself from investigating the matter after it was revealed that he did not answer accurately when he was asked during his confirmation hearing about his contacts with Russian officials duri... [Full Article...]

Rand Paul: AHCA, a 'Gift' for Insurers, Won't Pass Congress

Rand Paul: AHCA, a 'Gift' for Insurers, Won't Pass Congress Forget the cherry-picked numbers and conclusions from all the reports and analyses . The vote to repeal and replace significant parts of the Affordable Care Act, coincidentally scheduled for the ACA's seventh anniversary, would be the first major congressional vote of Trump's presidency, and Republicans have much on the line after seven years of promising to overhaul the 2010 health care law.... [Full Article...]

Goldmans to switch 'hundreds' of jobs from London on Brexit

Goldmans to switch 'hundreds' of jobs from London on Brexit We are going to start to execute on those contingency plans. Those plans include moving some staff out of London and expanding in Europe, Mr Gnodde told CNBC , adding that the number of those added in Europe will be in the hundreds "for this first period". [Full Article...]

Trump gives CIA authority to carry out drone strikes

Trump gives CIA authority to carry out drone strikes The official said the Central Intelligence Agency first used its new authority to carry out drone strikes in late February in an attack in northern Syria, which killed Al Qaeda leader Abu al-Jair al-Masri, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law. But the US was unable to fully support the operation with drone strikes because it couldn't show that each target posed an imminent threat to Americans, the offic... [Full Article...]

Arrest of Indian fishermen to continue despite alleged shooting

Arrest of Indian fishermen to continue despite alleged shooting Anbumani requested that India should "prevail upon the worldwide community and propose a referendum in the North and East of Sri Lanka to find out the aspirations of the Tamils Right to Self Determination". "It is really shocking to Tamils the world over that the US, UK and other countries have sponsored resolution in the UNHRC deciding to give two more years until 2019 for Lanka to submit its rep... [Full Article...]

Europe to help Libya as migrant crisis worsens

Europe to help Libya as migrant crisis worsens One ship belonging to Italian Coast Guard, the Dattilo, rescued 1,477 people alone. Those countries have a stake in the accord since many migrants who arrive in Italy pass through its northern borders for destinations further north. There is also talk of a Libya-based operational centre to coordinate rescues in worldwide waters off the North African coast, relieving the burden on Rome , which has... [Full Article...]

Trump, White House pushing back on Russian Federation investigation

Trump, White House pushing back on Russian Federation investigation After he resigned, Trump's son Eric called him "amazing", and Trump himself thanked Manafort for "his great work in helping us to get where we are today, and in particular his work guiding us through the delegate and convention process". "Did you brief President Obama on any calls involving Michael Flynn?" What are we doing to look into that? Spicer asked of the Russians, noting how Clinton had si... [Full Article...]

No more Turkish campaign rallies in Germany before vote: AKP

No more Turkish campaign rallies in Germany before vote: AKP He said Germany was treating terrorists as legitimate actors while calling meetings between Turkish politicians and citizens in Germany "dangerous", a reference to the recent ban in German cities on referendum rallies by Turkish politicians. [Full Article...]

Pope Francis to visit Egypt April

Pope Francis to visit Egypt April The Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis will pay an official visit to Egypt's capital city of Cairo in late April to meet Muslim and Coptic leaders. It's after 23 Christians were murdered at a church next to St Peter and St Paul's Coptic Cathedral in Cairo in December previous year by an Islamist suicide bomber. [Full Article...]

Justice CS Karnan rejects 'demeaning' Supreme Court warrant against him

Justice CS Karnan rejects 'demeaning' Supreme Court warrant against him It is for the first time in the Supreme Court history that it has invoked powers to initiate contempt proceedings against a sitting judge of a High Court. This is a caste issue. This is an attempt to ruin my life and my career. According to the judge's associates, the BSP leadership has not only offered full cooperation but will also "participate in Justice Karnan's protest in Lucknow". [Full Article...]

CBI collects Narada footage devices from bank locker

CBI collects Narada footage devices from bank locker The sting operation video was released by the portal on March 14, 2016 just ahead of the West Bengal Assembly elections. Meanwhile, Mathew Samuels, the journalist, who made the "expose" told investigators that the management of news organisation, Tehelka, then owned by TMC MP KD Singh, was aware of the sting operation. [Full Article...]

Iraq pushes into Mosul's Old City in effort to capture iconic mosque

Iraq pushes into Mosul's Old City in effort to capture iconic mosque Baghdadi and other IS leaders have fled Mosul, whereabouts unknown, but the militants still hold several other districts of western Mosul beyond the Old City and are defending them with sniper and mortar fire and suicide auto bombs. Residents who had left said Iraqi, Syrian and other foreign militants remaining in the area tried to make them stay. The Iraqi government reported that 180,000 civil... [Full Article...]

Economist Intelligence Unit: Singapore Most Expensive City Worldwide

The report also said that while some of the world's most expensive cities can be found in Asia, it also houses numerous world's cheapest cities. Uncertainty over Britain's exit from the European Union has led London to lose its ranking as the sixth most expensive city in the world , falling to 24th place. [Full Article...]

SPCA raids Langley home for second time

SPCA raids Langley home for second time She said the animals seized included a rabbit, four cats, a greyhound with a skin issue, and a Rhodesian ridgeback dog and her 10 puppies. Back in September of past year, 88 animals were seized from the property. "It's not unusual that we wouldn't have heard back yet", said Chortyk. The animals from today's seizure are now being cared for at the Vancouver Shelter. [Full Article...]

Devon police will establish the UK's first 24/7 drone squad

Devon police will establish the UK's first 24/7 drone squad The successful candidate's work will be split across three counties, including neighbouring Dorset, and will be responsible for "managing an operational and dynamic drone response from nine policing centres". Police in Devon and Cornwall already started testing out drones with cameras in November 2015, according to Sky News , and many other police forces in Britain, to help police football games ... [Full Article...]


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