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Volkswagen Group to introduce diesel trade-in scheme in UK

Volkswagen Group to introduce diesel trade-in scheme in UK The announcement was made through a statement from Frankfurt on Tuesday, wherein the company stated that customers trading in their old diesel cars for brand-new cars that meet the latest Euro-VI emission norms will get discounts ranging from 2,000 euros (Rs 1.49 lakh) for its Up! compact vehicle to 10,000 euros for its Touareg SUV. [Full Article...]

Japan can intercept North Korean missile headed towards Guam - defense minister

North Korea said on Wednesday it is considering a strike on the US Pacific territory of Guam , hours after President Donald trump said any threat from Pyongyang would be met with " fire and fury ". The Cheong Wa Dae spokesman refused to elaborate on the steps to be taken, citing the sensitivity of such information, but said they "literally meant every possible measure we can take". [Full Article...]

Turkey: Russian national detained over planned drone attack

Turkey: Russian national detained over planned drone attack Bakiev also carried out preparations for a plot to attack a centre of the Alevi religious minority - an offshoot of the Shia sect of Islam - in Adana city, Dogan said. ISIL has used explosives-laden commercial aerial drones to carry out ground attacks in Iraq and Syria. Turkey is a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member, and the U.S. [Full Article...]

CNN Panel Erupts Over Trump's North Korea Comments

North Korea today said it is "seriously examining" missile strikes on the United States territory of Guam. As rhetoric over nuclear war suddenly ramped up between the United States president and North Korea's dictator Kim Jong-un on Tuesday night and the U.S. [Full Article...]

New Orleans flood, pumps debacle: Recap of new information released Thursday

New Orleans flood, pumps debacle: Recap of new information released Thursday New Orleans officials said that means the system's capacity to drain storm water from the streets of the low-lying city has been diminished. Those six pumps are still offline, along with two similar ones several miles away, a city official told CNN . [Full Article...]

Half of Republicans Open to Postponing of 2020 Elections

Half of Republicans Open to Postponing of 2020 Elections The survey also showed half of Republicans falsely believing Trump won the popular vote - and about two-thirds thinking, without evidence, that millions of illegal immigrants voted in 2016 and that voted fraud is a rampant problem. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton received almost three million more popular votes than Trump, even though the Republican candidate prevailed in the electoral vote... [Full Article...]

Retail brands surprise on Wall Street

Retail brands surprise on Wall Street China's Shanghai Composite followed suit with a 0.4% retreat, after the latest consumer prices index for the country rose less than expected, and the producer price index met forecasts. Office Depot tumbled 22.4 percent after the office supplies retailer's quarterly results came in below estimates. GOT A PULSE: Health care stocks, which have been in a slump, were headed higher. [Full Article...]

Nawaz Sharif embarks on a roadshow from Islamabad to Lahore

Nawaz Sharif embarks on a roadshow from Islamabad to Lahore In a unanimous decision by a five-judge bench, the Supreme Court also referred all corruption charges against Sharif and his three children, including heir apparent Maryam Nawaz, to an accountability or anti-graft court. "May Allah keep my brother, my leader & all the participants of rally in His protection -ss", Shehbaz Sharif , the younger brother of the former Prime Minister wrote in a twe... [Full Article...]

Trump at the Helm - God Help Us

US President Donald Trump says the country's nuclear arsenal is now more powerful than before . As for doing nothing to help America, Trump has attacked the vicious M5-13 gang, given us the highest stock market ever, curbed illegal immigration, lowered unemployment, taken away many regulations that strangled businesses, and worked on better police support and conditions for veterans. [Full Article...]

Dow streak of records ends amid US-North Korea tensions

Dow streak of records ends amid US-North Korea tensions Tensions with North Korea appear to have finally shaken the confidence of USA investors, after the S&P 500 opened 0.8% lower, threatening to end its 15-day streak with a closing streak of more than 0.3%, a 90-year record. USA stocks also retreated (http://www. marketwatch .com/story/us-stock-futures-pull-back-as-north-korea-threatens-guam-2017-08-09), although Walt Disney Inc. [Full Article...]

No Winner in Latest Powerball Drawing

No Winner in Latest Powerball Drawing The Powerball jackpot has jumped to a cool $356 million after Wednesday's drawing failed to produce a top victor, Lottery officials said. This is the sixth largest jackpot in the game's history. The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game were: 12-30-36-47-62, Powerball: 9, Power Play: 4 The estimated jackpot is $307 million. [Full Article...]

U.S. wind energy continues rapid growth in 2016

U.S. wind energy continues rapid growth in 2016 Wind power additions continued at a rapid clip in 2016: $13 billion was invested in new wind power plants in 2016. As opposed to utility-scale projects, distributed wind installations reached an installed capacity of 992 MW previous year. [Full Article...]

Bill Murray 'Groundhog Day' Tears: Broadway Adaptation Moves Actor

Bill Murray 'Groundhog Day' Tears: Broadway Adaptation Moves Actor In the film, as with the musical, Connors kept waking up on the same day " Groundhog Day " before attempting to woo Andi MacDowell's character. New York Times writer Sopan Deb has closely followed Murray's reactions in his account of the event, "Mr. [Full Article...]

The Trump Administration's First Sex Scandal Has Now Produced a Child

The Trump Administration's First Sex Scandal Has Now Produced a Child In December, Delgado sarcastically tweeted her congratulations to "the baby-daddy" on his promotion, cryptically adding, "The 2016 version of John Edwards ", referring to John Kerry's vice-presidential nominee, who famously fathered a child with mistress Rielle Hunter. [Full Article...]

Four Egyptian police officers killed in Sinai attack

Four Egyptian police officers killed in Sinai attack The group said in a Thursday statement carried by its news agency AMAQ and circulated on social media that its militants carried out the attack on Wednesday in the town of el-Arish. The ministry's version of events has yet to be verified by an independent source. The Velayat Sinai militant group, which is an affiliate of Daesh, has claimed responsibility for most of the assaults mainly targeting... [Full Article...]

Scaramucci: Reporter Who Got Me Fired Is 'The Linda Tripp of 2017'

Scaramucci: Reporter Who Got Me Fired Is 'The Linda Tripp of 2017' When Lizza wouldn't reveal that information-because journalists are not typically in the business of outing sources-Scaramucci said that he would have no choice but to just fire everyone. Yes. He absolutely taped the call without my permission. Last month, Lizza published a transcript of an expletive-filled rant the then-White House communications director went on during a call with the report... [Full Article...]

Key facts about Guam, the center of US-North Korea tension

Key facts about Guam, the center of US-North Korea tension The North Korean army's announcement that it is examining operational plans for attacking Guam after rising tensions with President Donald Trump has brought more global attention to the tiny USA territory in the Pacific than it has had in decades. [Full Article...]

North Korea details plan to fire 4 missiles toward Guam

North Korea details plan to fire 4 missiles toward Guam The United States has also placed the THAAD system in Guam , which could be a target of North Korea's long-range missiles. North Korea's ballistic missile program has tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles in recent weeks, stoking fears among experts that Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions are more advanced than previously thought. [Full Article...]

Kenya expert says vote results' wait ups tension

Kenya expert says vote results' wait ups tension On Wednesday, he said that the IT system of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) had been hacked, and Kenya was witnessing the worst "voter theft" in its history. Mbeki said the hacking complaint had to be dealt with by the IEBC, which has rejected the allegations and has provided hard copies signed by all party representatives to prove that the results announced were accurat... [Full Article...]

North Korea risks 'destruction of its people', says defence secretary Mattis

North Korea risks 'destruction of its people', says defence secretary Mattis Mattis' remarks follow aggressive posturing from both the USA and North Korea, with Trump on Tuesday saying the DPRK would be met with "fire and fury" if it continued to threaten the United States. "I think this is very, very, very serious", McCain said. Trump's implicit threat was underscored by the wide circulation online on August 9 of a television interview with NBC he gave in 1999 where h... [Full Article...]


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