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India threatens to deny visas for Amazon workers over doormat spat

In a series of tweets, Ms Swaraj asked the Indian High Commission in Canada to take up the issue with Amazon after it was brought to her attention by another T...


CIA Pick Mike Pompeo Vows No Return of US Torture Program

When Donald Trump tapped Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, civil-liberties proponents howled . And when Harris asked if the ...


United Nations distances itself from Ban relatives corruption scandal

Ban arrived at an airport in South Korea's west port city of Incheon in the afternoon, holding a press conference with hundreds of local journalists crowding th...


Los Angeles Will Now Have 2 Pro Football Teams

The 27,000 seat stadium will be expanded slightly to hold 30,000 for Chargers games - an impossibly small number for a league that hasn't had a single team ...


French far-right leader Le Pen at Trump Tower; 'no meetings'

Le Pen, tipped to make the final round of the French presidential elections in May, broke off from a busy campaign schedule to fly unannounced to NY for what h...


Walker offers more details on possible UW tuition cut

There are concerns that by making up for the tuition cuts, the state will have less money for new UW initiatives. He said finding a way to pay for a degree can ...


Obama, in farewell address, thanks Michelle LaVaughn Robinson

President Barack Obama gave his farewell address on Tuesday night from McCormick Place , a huge convention center in Chicago. Keep reading to find why the Firs...


Carson Addresses East Chicago Lead Contamination At HUD Hearing

Another tense moment occurred when ranking committee Democrat Sen, Sherrod Brown of OH asked Carson if he supported raising the minimum wage and a rule expand...


Senate Approves Waiver 81-17 to Let Mattis Run Pentagon

When asked directly if he no longer believes that men and women serving together is a problem, Mattis just said that we need to "train our leaders so they co...


Snake grounds Emirates aircraft at Muscat airport

It added that no passengers were aboard the aircraft when the reptile was spotted. Once the plane landed, the aircraft's passengers left the plane through the...


U.S. Fired Warning Shots at Iranian Boats in Strait of Hormuz

President-elect Donald Trump has made strong statements indicating that the US military will take a much harder line against Iranian interests in the region. Th...


Last call at 439 Starbucks stores

The coffee chain first tested "Starbucks Evenings" in Seattle in 2010 before expanding to Chicago, Atlanta and southern California. Now it says it will integrat...


Diplomats: Iran to get natural uranium batch

Two senior diplomats said the transfer recently approved by the US and five other world powers that negotiated the nuclear deal with Iran foresees delivery of a...


Wilmington Jewish Community Center one of several to report bomb threats Monday

The Bergen County Sheriff's Office bomb squad swept the building, but nothing risky was found. We received a threat to our building, and in an abundance of c...


McDonald's unloads its business in China

Of the three parties, state-owned Citic will have the controlling stake of 52 percent. McDonald's originally wanted to raise up to $3 billion from the sale ...


Nets Waive Former No. 1 Pick Anthony Bennett

It's a disappointing outcome for the 23 year-old power forward, who was playing on his fourth team in four seasons since the Cleveland Cavaliers drafted him in ...


Pope Francis Invites Mothers to Breastfeed Their Infants in the Sistine Chapel

During an annual ceremony in the Sistine Chapel celebrating the baptism of Jesus Christ, the pontiff baptized 28 children. But when his speech was interrupted b...


EC serves showcause notice to BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj

Hindus are not responsible for that. Addressing a Sant Samagan event, the BJP MP said, "Jansankhya badhane ke liye hindu zimmedar nahi hain". They are also in...


Pakistan just tested a submarine-based nuke

The range of the missile is 450 km, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj. India tested 5 nuclear warheads at the Pokhran range in Rajas...


Galaxy S8 Unveil Rumored For MWC 2017

Our theory has been backed up by a report in the Korean Herald , which says Samsung has hinted at removing the standard flat-screen version and replacing it ...


Smoking costs world $1.4 trillion, will kill 8m a year by 2030

He is WHO's assistant director-general for noncommunicable diseases and mental health. The WHO's report , produced in conjunction with the US National Cance...


Iran Rafsanjani death: Thousands due to attend ex-president's funeral

He seen leaving the hospital in tears. His funeral will be on Tuesday, and analysts will be looking for clues that signal whether marginalised reformists will b...


US Raid Kills Islamic State Official in Syria

He did not say who the targets were, but said a lot of intelligence was gathered during the operation. ISIL is another name for the Islamic State. The mission...


Kure: Buhari Mourns as Niger State Declares 3 Days of Mourning

The state has also declared a work-free day enable residents accord Kure a befitting burial. Saraki described Kure as a man who made tremendous sacrifice for ...


West African Leaders Meet on Gambia Standoff as Deadline Looms

Premium Times reports that Falana, in a statement, said Buhari and Mahama do not have the moral rights to urge Jammeh to resign since they have also ignored the...


Akihito allowed to abdicate in two years' time

The government is considering setting the date of Crown Prince Naruhito's accession to the Imperial Throne and the beginning of a new era for January 1, 2019, i...


Roma chief 'confident' of keeping £32.5m Man United target

The agent of Roma defender Kostas Manolas has fuelled speculation that the 25-year-old Greek global could be leaving the club in the coming months. "In gene...


Muslim-majority nation Morocco bans sale of burqas

No official announcement was made by the Moroccan government but it's reported that officials ordered businesses and clothing outlets across the the country t...


Raheel Sharif's Saudi job sparks controversy

When Chairman Raza Rabbani asked the minister whether Raheel Sharif had informed his parent organisation in that regard, the minister said, "No, he (Raheel Shar...


Duterte approves ₱1000 SSS pension hike

Social Security Commission Chairman Dean Amado Valdez refuted Drilon's statement, saying the P1,000 increase in SSS pension effective this month will be finance...


Caitlyn Jenner Reportedly Invited To Trump Inauguration

Trump has allegedly struggled to find celebrities willing to perform at, or even attend, his inauguration. "I want you to build a bridge and tie them back in". ...


China's HNA Group purchases first foothold in New Zealand

UDC made a net profit of NZ$59 million in fiscal 2016, on revenue of NZ$120 million. With a portfolio that ranges from auto loans to equipment finance, UDC is...


Met Office Issues Isle Of Wight Snow Warning

He added that temperatures will fall as low as -5C in rural areas overnight and even lower in some parts of the Scottish Highlands. Some weather computer mode...


Caught Between Trump and China, Taiwan Takes Checkbook Diplomacy to Central America

As a result, Taiwan scrambled jets and navy ships to "surveil and control" the passage of the Chinese ships north through the body of water separating Taiwan...


Police intervene in group protesting presidential system in front of Parliament

The process, however, continued after tensions calmed down. The Turkish parliament is due to discuss the constitutional amendments later in the day. A simple ...