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Worldwide Little chance of fair vote amid protests, says Kenya poll chief
Author: 0 Little chance of fair vote amid protests, says Kenya poll chief

Chebukati later tweeted that he had met Odinga and was "looking forward" to meeting Kenyatta, though it was not clear if the president meant to respond to his call. He spoke hours after one of the body's seven commissioners fled to NY, saying that she feared for her life after anonymous threats. Raila Odinga addressing NASA supporters in Mombasa.

Worldwide Reynolds on the EPA:
Author: 0 Reynolds on the EPA: "They Feel the Pressure"

Flanked by ethanol and biodiesel supporters, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds called on the Trump Administration to oppose any attempt by the EPA to roll back the current standards in 2018 and 2019. But we are not going to take anything for granted. "If it's true, that's great", Shaw said. She'll discuss the phone conversation she's scheduled to have with President Trump, tomorrow morning.

Worldwide Melania Trump body double conspiracy theory spreads on social media
Author: 0 Melania Trump body double conspiracy theory spreads on social media

The weird conspiracy theory mentioned in the viral post is that the First Lady of America, Melania Trump has been replaced by a body double in public appearances. Alternatively, would I believe it if someone told me that we are living in a crude video game developed by an alien teenager titled Hell Time , and that there is in fact a Westworld-esque army of Melania Trumps standing at the ready in a cellar below the White House? The president oddly referenced his "wife Melania who ...

Worldwide Trump 'insensitive' to soldier's widow, lawmaker says
Author: 0 Trump 'insensitive' to soldier's widow, lawmaker says

A Florida congresswoman said she overheard President Donald Trump tell the widow of a Miami Gardens native killed in an ambush while on patrol in Niger that her husband "must've known what he signed up for", prompting adamant denials from the president despite the soldier's mother confirming the congresswoman's account.

Worldwide Buzz off? German study finds dramatic insect decline
Author: 0 Buzz off? German study finds dramatic insect decline

A 2012 survey by the Zoological Society of London concluded that insect populations around the planet are in decline. This decrease has always been suspected but has turned out to be more severe than previously thought. temperature)". While no single cause was identified, the widespread destruction of wild areas for agriculture and the use of pesticides are considered likely factors.

Author: 0 India condemns attack on army base in Afghanistan

The province's police chief also was killed. A local security official told RFE/RL that a suicide bomber detonated a auto filled with explosives near the base, before a number of gunmen launched an assault against the facility. Casualties leapt by 35 percent in 2016, with 6,800 soldiers and police killed, according to United States watchdog SIGAR. This week's attacks come near the end of the summer fighting season, when militants traditionally intensify their offensives across the country.

Author: 0 United Kingdom probes alleged money laundering link to South Africa

The peer is due to raise the issue in the House of Lords later today. The Treasury has asked regulators, including the Financial Conduct Authority, and the SFO to look into the allegations. Lord Bates said ministers were grateful to Lord Hain for drawing the issue to the Chancellor's attention and assured peers the United Kingdom had some of the toughest anti-money laundering laws in the world.

Worldwide OPEC seeking consensus on oil supply cut extension before meet
Author: 0 OPEC seeking consensus on oil supply cut extension before meet

That pact is aimed at supporting prices and reducing oil stock levels in OECD industrialized countries to their five-year average. " OPEC is expected to roll over output restrictions for another nine months, supplies are at risk in the Middle East and US inventories are falling".

Worldwide Thursday weather: Rainy and windy, with highs around 59
Author: 0 Thursday weather: Rainy and windy, with highs around 59

Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. There will be plenty of sunshine over the next several days, but be prepared for some potential wind gusts. Friday: Showers. Low: 52. High: 76. High near 57. South wind 10 to 15 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 24 miles per hour. Night: Mostly clear and cold with northwest winds 5-10 miles per hour.

Worldwide Volvo unveils Polestar model in China, looks to rival Tesla 3
Author: 0 Volvo unveils Polestar model in China, looks to rival Tesla 3

Volvo in July announced that every vehicle it launches from 2019 will have an electric motor . The Polestar 1 has a chiseled, muscular look, and it's not backed by weak performance. Polestar expects that most customers would use the auto in electric mode only for most of the trips. The Polestar 2, meanwhile, is expected to go into production in late 2019.

Author: 0 Pakistan court indicts Nawaz Sharif, family over corruption cases

She said that one day there would be accountability of the accountability process her family is going through. A separate Supreme Court-appointed panel said the family's wealth did not match its income, and accused Maryam and her brothers of signing forged documents to obscure ownership of offshore companies used to buy the London flats.

Worldwide Iraq takes action as Kurds try to
Author: 0 Iraq takes action as Kurds try to "settle" in Oil rich areas

The Iraqi Prime Minister on Wednesday ordered the withdrawal from Kirkuk province of Shiite-led pro-government militias who took part in the successful campaign to expel Kurdish forces from the northern region. There was only one serious clash on the outskirts of the city on Monday, which is reported to have left between three and 11 combatants dead. An Iraqi oil ministry official in Baghdad said on Thursday that Iraq would not be able to restore Kirkuk's oil output to levels before Sunday ...

Worldwide JP Morgan has acquired U.S. fintech startup WePay
Author: 0 JP Morgan has acquired U.S. fintech startup WePay

There have been 166 deals involving payments companies in 2017 for a total of at least $29.3 billion, the most in any segment of fintech, according to investment bank Financial Technology Partners LP. The bank wants to provide its clients services to to instant onboarding regardless of the payment method. This acquisition , pending approvals and customary closing conditions, is another example of investing in payments fintech for small business.

Worldwide Gold Star father: Trump's words misconstrued
Author: 0 Gold Star father: Trump's words misconstrued

She was informed she should expect a call from the President but "I never received the phone call". La David Johnson, who was killed during an ambush in Niger, "He knew what he signed up for , but I guess it still hurt". White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters insists the check was in fact mailed to Baldridge. President Trump is already under fire for his weeks-long silence following four soldiers' deaths in Niger.

Worldwide Judge upholds abortion for teenage immigrant held in custody
Author: 0 Judge upholds abortion for teenage immigrant held in custody

A hearing on the case is scheduled this morning in the district court, at which time the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will request a temporary restraining order to force HHS either to transport the unlawfully-present minor or allow her to be taken to a clinic for an abortion.

Worldwide Mnuchin Predicts Market Meltdown If Tax Reform Fails
Author: 0 Mnuchin Predicts Market Meltdown If Tax Reform Fails

Republicans have also struggled to deliver on their stated goal of a tax cut for the middle class , since their framework calls for simplifying the tax code by eliminating a plethora of deductions and exemptions that benefit lower- and middle-income households.

Worldwide Election: daughter of former Russian mayor runs for president
Author: 0 Election: daughter of former Russian mayor runs for president

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said he believes that the question of the possible Sobchak's nomination should be treated from the point of view of compliance with the legislation and noted that she satisfies all criteria enshrined in the Russian Constitution to run for the Russian presidency in 2018 after all necessary formalities are completed.

Worldwide Quebec moves to ban burqa for third time in seven years
Author: 0 Quebec moves to ban burqa for third time in seven years

The Liberal government's Bill 62 on religious neutrality was put to a vote Wednesday morning in Quebec's National Assembly. "We are in a free and democratic society. "By tabling this discriminatory legislation , the Quebec government is advancing a unsafe political agenda on the backs of minorities, while pandering to bigoted populism instead of practising principled governance", said NCCM Executive Director Ihsaan Gardee.

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