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Worldwide Ethiopia, Egypt Agree to Elevate Joint Comm'n to Heads of State Level
Author: 0 Ethiopia, Egypt Agree to Elevate Joint Comm'n to Heads of State Level

At the beginning of the conference, President Sisi gave a speech in which he welcomed Desalegn who is visiting Egypt to discuss bilateral ties, including the developments of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Egypt has traditionally received the lion's share of the Nile's waters under agreements reached in 1929 and 1959. 'I am confident that we will soon overcome these problems, ' the prime minister said.

Author: 0 President Trump Says He Wants Immigrants From 'Everywhere'

The US president was criticised by the UN and the African Union (AU) after it was credibly reported that he had referred to Haiti, El Salvador and nations in Africa as "shithole countries" during an Oval Office meeting on Thursday. Graham also lamented that "the discourse right now is pretty low". "I am telling you that he did not use that word". Almost 60 percent of Americans disagree with President Donald Trump's reported comment about immigration from "shithole countries", a new ...

Worldwide Shutdown looms larger in Senate after House vote
Author: 0 Shutdown looms larger in Senate after House vote

Five moderate Democrats voted for the bill , while 11 Republicans voted against it, majority conservative hardliners. To build suppport for the short-term funding bill, Republican leaders included a six-year extension of funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program ( CHIP ), a Democratic priority, while further delaying some taxes imposed under Obamacare to appeal to Republicans.

Worldwide Trump willing to negotiate directly with Kim Jong Un
Author: 0 Trump willing to negotiate directly with Kim Jong Un

North Korea was preparing its delegation for the Olympics well before Kim Jon Un announced his desire to partake in the Winter Games . Expectation of success was created Wednesday when host nation South Korea announced the agreement of an Olympic cooperation package with North Korean officials in bilateral talks on their shared border.

Worldwide Snow leads to closure of all Borders schools
Author: 0 Snow leads to closure of all Borders schools

Transport Scotland said the M74 was now open in both directions, however conditions remain challenging after a "very hard night". All schools in the Borders will be closed today, January 17, because of ongoing wintry weather. Gritters were out in force across Scotland, with pictures on social media showing particularly hard driving conditions on the M8 near Easterhouse. He appealed to drivers to heed the warning and avoid all travel on affected roads.

Worldwide Dallas Area Leaders Pumped To Be An Amazon Headquarters Finalist
Author: 0 Dallas Area Leaders Pumped To Be An Amazon Headquarters Finalist

Chris Jones, Chair, House Appropriations Committee. Amazon, now based in Seattle, says it will spend $5 billion for HQ2, bringing up to 50,000 high-paying jobs to the city it selects. In November, Amazon said it would open a second corporate office in Vancouver, British Columbia, in an announcement unrelated to the second headquarter search.

Worldwide Boiling lobsters alive is now illegal in Switzerland
Author: 0 Boiling lobsters alive is now illegal in Switzerland

The announcement reignited a long-running debate: Can lobsters even feel pain? Lobsters in Switzerland will need to be made unconscious or killed instantly before they are boiled, according to the law. "Neither insects nor lobsters have brains", according to the institute. One Maine processor uses an 80,000-pound machine called the "Big Mother Shucker" to kill lobsters in just six seconds using high water pressure.

Worldwide Aadhaar contradicts the role of the state, say petitioners challenging scheme
Author: 0 Aadhaar contradicts the role of the state, say petitioners challenging scheme

Justice Chandrachud, then, pointed out that citizens are always giving out private information to private players like while getting a mobile connection. In a path-breaking ruling on 24 August 2017, the apex court held that privacy is a fundamental right. Whether the Aadhaar project conflicts with the Rule of Law and constitutionalism.

Worldwide House Passes Spending Measure to Avert Shutdown; Senate Debate Resumes Friday
Author: 0 House Passes Spending Measure to Avert Shutdown; Senate Debate Resumes Friday

On the Senate floor, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer , D-New York, said Republicans and Democrats don't want a shutdown, blaming the situation on the president's shifting opinions and pitting Congress against the president. Not a Democrat , but Donald Trump has repeatedly said, on tape, over and over again, what the country needs is a good shutdown. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says demands by Democrats for a deal on these so-called "Dreamers" has "crowded out" the ...

Worldwide GOP lacking votes to keep government open
Author: 0 GOP lacking votes to keep government open

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. "So there's very, very strong support not to go along with their deal". However, there still is large gap between Republicans and Democrats over immigration.

Worldwide TCU point guard Jaylen Fisher out for season with torn meniscus
Author: 0 TCU point guard Jaylen Fisher out for season with torn meniscus

Fisher is averaging 12.3 points and 5.4 assists per game while shooting over 50 percent from the field. His 22 points scored against Oklahoma on Saturday were a season high. The Iowa State Cyclones (10-6) are coming from a 75-65 win over the Baylor Bears in which Lindell Wigginton scored 30 points in 8 of 17 shooting from the field and 9 of 12 from the free throw line.

Worldwide Vladimir Putin plunges into icy lake to celebrate Epiphany
Author: 0 Vladimir Putin plunges into icy lake to celebrate Epiphany

However, his spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Putin "has been plunging into an ice hole for a number of years now", quoted by TASS state news agency. Following a Russian Orthodox Christian tradition, President Vladimir Putin took a dip in freezing water at a monastery on the Feast of the Epiphany on Thursday night.

Worldwide 'Pak has to prosecute Hafiz Saeed,' insists US
Author: 0 'Pak has to prosecute Hafiz Saeed,' insists US

Under the anti-terror law - the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act - the prosecuting agency has to file a chargesheet within 6 months, failing which the accused is eligible for bail. Nauert said the entire administration is on the same page on the issue of US-Pakistan relationship. In retaliation, Pakistan reportedly suspended military and intelligence co-operation with the US.

Worldwide Senate Democrats Will Now Decide if Government Shuts Down Friday
Author: 0 Senate Democrats Will Now Decide if Government Shuts Down Friday

The measure was offered in exchange for temporarily delaying several Obamacare taxes while funding the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years. But that number is likely even higher, as several Republican senators, including Mike Rounds of South Dakota and Lindsey Graham of SC, also said they're prepared to vote against the plan.

Worldwide Netanyahu, Moshe Holtzberg Visit Mumbai Chabad House
Author: 0 Netanyahu, Moshe Holtzberg Visit Mumbai Chabad House

But over the past quarter of a century ties between the two countries have warmed. Part of it will have a special area created to remember Moshe's parents - Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and Rivka. "When one kindles even but one candle it has the power to banish much darkness", he said. Netanyahu is to unveil a memorial to the 166 people who were killed in the attacks.

Worldwide Trump says his words on immigration were misrepresented by 'Senator Dicky Durbin'
Author: 0 Trump says his words on immigration were misrepresented by 'Senator Dicky Durbin'

After Tapper asked her directly whether she thought Trump's comments were racist , Love replied: Yes. "I'm the least racist person you will ever interview", Trump said , according to The Hill . Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and some Republicans. Democrats accused Republicans of selective amnesia as Cabinet member Kirstjen Nielsen testified Tuesday under oath that she "did not hear" Trump use a certain vulgarity to describe African countries.

Worldwide Malaysians in £1.6bn Battersea power play
Author: 0 Malaysians in £1.6bn Battersea power play

SP Setia Bhd's earnings may be lifted by at least RM400 million from the potential sale of commercial assets being developed within the Phase 2 of the Battersea Power Station development in London , according to PublicInvest Research. A general view shows the Battersea Power Station in London. Nama took over loans linked to the property in 2011 and, along with other lenders, sold the debt tied to the site for the equivalent of €600m a year later.

Worldwide 'Czech Trump' fails to form a cabinet after fraud claims
Author: 0 'Czech Trump' fails to form a cabinet after fraud claims

The first round of presidential elections took place on Friday and Saturday, and even though he finished in first place, he will face the runner-up, Jiri Drahos, in a runoff starting January 26 because he failed to receive more than 50 percent of the vote in the field of nine.

Worldwide Koreas to march together in Olympics and form unified ice hockey team
Author: 0 Koreas to march together in Olympics and form unified ice hockey team

She will also be heading the art troupe in February. "I believe that North Korea wants to buy some time to continue their nuclear and missile programs", Kono said . On Saturday, both sides will also meet at the International Olympics Committee in Switzerland, to discuss the details of North Korea's involvement.

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