Armenia ranked partly-free in fresh Freedom House report

Criticizing the developments since the July 2016 coup attempt and the ongoing state of emergency rule, Freedom House noted that "using emergency powers and vaguely worded terrorism laws, the authorities had suspended or dismissed more than 110,000 ... More..

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Pope Francis in Chile at start of Latin America visit
by | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Pope Francis in Chile at start of Latin America visit

More than two years may have passed since the Pope uttered those words, but Ms Aguilar and the rest of her group are still deeply offended. Several newspapers put the pope's comments on the front page. It'...More..

Collapse of Colombian bridge kills nine, injures five
by | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Collapse of Colombian bridge kills nine, injures five

Nine people were killed at the scene and the 10th died after being taken to a nearby hospital with severe injuries. The 446-meter-long bridge was set to be opened in March as part of a major highway linked to...More..

by | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Federer urges players not to act like 'robots' with the media

There were plenty of other top stars on court in Melbourne including Stan Wawrinka , Simona Halep and Garbine Muguruza, who all progressed to the second round. He will face Jan Lennard Struff in the second...More..

Robert Kubica named Williams reserve driver
by | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Robert Kubica named Williams reserve driver

Sergey Sirotkin replaces Brazilian veteran Felipe Massa, who retired at the end of previous year. Robert Kubica was the early favourite to get the seat vacated by Felipe Massa but dropped out of the runnin...More..

3.2 million more Americans were uninsured in 2017
by | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

3.2 million more Americans were uninsured in 2017

The uninsured rate in the fourth quarter of 2017 was 12.2 percent, nearly the same as the 12.3 percent rate Gallup found in the third quarter. Young, Black, Latinx, and low-income residents saw the largest incr...More..

Computers can now read better than humans
by | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Computers can now read better than humans

Participating teams are required to build machine learning models that can provide answers to the questions in the dataset. According to CNN , the company revealed its system had beaten the performance of ...More..

DHS secretary under oath: Trump didn't say 'sh-hole'
by | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

DHS secretary under oath: Trump didn't say 'sh-hole'

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D., Vt.) said Trump's reported language at a bipartisan meeting in the Oval Office was one of the most racist things he has ever heard any president utter. Leahy: Did he use anything s...More..

India withdraws Hajj subsidy to use funds for Muslim girls' education
by | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

India withdraws Hajj subsidy to use funds for Muslim girls' education

Talking to the media, Naqvi also announced that the Saudi Arabia government has agreed to all Haj journey by sea, and that all the officials will have discussions together so that they can come with all the con...More..

Mamata Banerjee hard sells state in Bengal Business summit
by | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Mamata Banerjee hard sells state in Bengal Business summit

The billionaire business also said that his company had invested around Rs 15,000 crore in the state during the last three years adding that this was only possible due to the friendly business climate created u...More..

Alert In Japan After Toxic 'Fugu' Meat Accidentally Sold By Supermarket
by | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Alert In Japan After Toxic 'Fugu' Meat Accidentally Sold By Supermarket

It prompted an emergency response from local authorities, with loudspeakers across the city being used to urge residents not to eat the fish. "Three packages will be retrieved today but we still don't know wh...More..

Trump denies remark about Kim
by | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Trump denies remark about Kim

The next day, Donald Trump throws his Secretary of State under the bus in an extraordinary tweet. September 19: Speaking at the U.N. General Assembly, Trump threatens to "totally destroy North Korea " an...More..

Federal agency resumes accepting DACA requests after judge's ruling
by | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Federal agency resumes accepting DACA requests after judge's ruling

Trump announced a year ago that he will end the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, unless lawmakers come up with a solution by March. For Republicans, the deal could include ...More..

I'm not a racist, says Trump
by | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

I'm not a racist, says Trump

Instead, Monyela said on Monday evening after the meeting concluded, that the partnership between the US and South Africa, and other African countries, remains intact. To be sure, Trump has denied all charg...More..

by | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

"Fire and Fury" author Michael Wolff speaking at Free Library of Philadelphia

On Thursday, Trump took to Twitter to claim that the decision to cancel the visit to the United Kingdom - one that had already reportedly been postponed after Trump retweeted a far-right British group - was...More..

Lincoln Park man in United States 29 years deported to Mexico
by | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Lincoln Park man in United States 29 years deported to Mexico

She said their family got some bad legal help and it set them back, and they've continued to check in and apply for extensions and work to find "a path". Jorge's wife, Cindy, said the moment didn't feel real un...More..

Danish inventor Peter Madsen charged with murder of Kim Wall
by | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Danish inventor Peter Madsen charged with murder of Kim Wall

He has also been charged with "dismemberment" and "sexual relations other than intercourse of a particularly unsafe nature". The inventor is thought to have killed Ms Wall on his private submarine in August, ...More..

Padmaavat banned in Haryana, govt cites law and order situation
by | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Padmaavat banned in Haryana, govt cites law and order situation

In this meeting, I said it should be banned in Haryana keeping in view law & order situation in the state. The film has been banned in a few states including Rajasthan, Gujarat and Haryana and will get a re...More..

Barcelona's Dembele out for up to four weeks
by | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Barcelona's Dembele out for up to four weeks

The captain did not take part in training before the game and was on the bench for the entire game. Barcelona are also without Philippe Coutinho following his move from Liverpool . Barcelona also extended...More..

The Cranberries' lead singer Dolores O'Riordan dies at 46
by | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Cranberries' lead singer Dolores O'Riordan dies at 46

Her death is now being turned over to the coroner so the cause can be resolved. Dan Waite of music label Eleven Seven said O'Riordan left him a voice message earlier on Monday saying she was looking forward...More..

Federal Bureau of Investigation warned Trump's son in-law on Murdoch ex-wife
by | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Federal Bureau of Investigation warned Trump's son in-law on Murdoch ex-wife

The report said officials were concerned that Murdoch, a Chinese-American businesswoman and a United States citizen, might seek to help the Chinese government and was lobbying for a $100 million China-funded ga...More..

Romania's Ruling Party Dismisses Second PM in Seven Months
by | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Romania's Ruling Party Dismisses Second PM in Seven Months

Party chairman Liviu Dragnea said 60 Social Democratic lawmakers voted to withdraw their support for the prime minister, four supported Tudose and four abstained from the vote. "I have no regrets", he told jour...More..

by | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

After judge's ruling, USA is again taking requests for DACA renewals

Politicians and lawmakers from both parties are critical over the remarks of President Donald Trump, which are offensive to the home countries of some immigrants. Durbin, the only Democrat at the meeting, con...More..

Prominent Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic killed in drive-by shooting
by | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Prominent Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic killed in drive-by shooting

Local media reports say the politician was shot dead as he was leaving the party's building. In January 2016, European Union judges in Kosovo sentenced him to nine years for alleged war crimes committed in ...More..

York County Sheriff's Office Asks For Prayers After Four Officers Shot
by | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

York County Sheriff's Office Asks For Prayers After Four Officers Shot

Deputies said the suspect was gone when officers arrived. A suspect, identified as Christian Thomas McCall, 47, was taken into custody fleeing the scene on foot. three York County deputies were shot, accordin...More..

PLO meeting: Review of Oslo Accords 'top of agenda'
by | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

PLO meeting: Review of Oslo Accords 'top of agenda'

Abbas said he "completely rejects" the notion of ceasing salaries to Palestinian terrorists and their families. In a speech given on Sunday in Ramallah, Palestine's de facto administrative capital, Abbas s...More..

False ballistic missile warning not enough to ruin trip for Sask group
by | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

False ballistic missile warning not enough to ruin trip for Sask group

Officials said he didn't even realise what he had one until mobile phones in the command centre began displaying the alert. The agency changed protocols to require that two people send an alert and made it ...More..

French President Wants to Revise Deal With UK on Undocumented Migrants
by | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

French President Wants to Revise Deal With UK on Undocumented Migrants

Separately, French Interior minister Gerard Collomb said Sunday in Le Parisien newspaper that France also wants Britain to take in more refugees, especially unaccompanied minors. He is expected to demand ...More..

Pope 'afraid' world is 'one accident' from nuclear war
by | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Pope 'afraid' world is 'one accident' from nuclear war

Several churches were attacked in the capital last week, including one with a homemade bomb where unidentified vandals left a pamphlet reading " Pope Francis , the next bomb will be in your robe". Peru's presi...More..

by | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Australian Open: Venus, Stephens crash out as Nadal cruiseson

Nadal was clearly delighted with his performance as he walked off court and the 14-time Grand Slam Champion will now play Mayer of Argentina in the 2nd round as he continues his quest for another Australian...More..

Congress tries to drag PM Modi into SC judges row
by | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Congress tries to drag PM Modi into SC judges row

Retired SC judge, Justice RS Sodhi said , "I think all 4 judges should be impeached, they have no business to sit there and deliver verdicts anymore. His family has raised doubts over the circumstances in whic...More..

Glowing Red Lava Rolls Down Slopes of Philippine Volcano
by | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Glowing Red Lava Rolls Down Slopes of Philippine Volcano

Clouds partially cover Mayon volcano's crater as it spews a column of ash during another mild eruption in Legazpi City, Albay province, south of Manila , Philippines January 16, 2018. Alert level 4 means an ...More..

ROE & Due Diligence Report on Noble Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:NBLX)
by | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

ROE & Due Diligence Report on Noble Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:NBLX)

Moreover, California Pub Employees Retirement has 0.01% invested in EQT Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:EQM). It has underperformed by 18.39% the S&P500. However, the institutional investors are observed to own 65...More..

by | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Here's what happens when you ask Donald Trump if he's a racist

President Donald Trump on Friday appeared to deny that he used the phrase " shithole countries " during a meeting with bipartisan lawmakers, tweeting that "this was not the language used". Trump then report...More..

by | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Saudi Arabia lifts cinema ban, screens The Emoji Movie

Tom McLean has been writing for years about animation from a secret base in Los Angeles. The kingdom's Ministry of Culture and Information said in mid-December that it would begin to grant licenses to comme...More..