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UK's Supreme Court set for Brexit ruling

24.01.2017 - 05:28 Uhr UK's Supreme Court set for Brexit ruling. The British government's Brexit plan will be put to the test on Tuesday with a landmark court ruling on whether it has the right to kick-start the country's EU departure without parliamentary approval.

05:21 Gambia's new president names woman deputy

Gambia's new president Adama Barrow has made a woman leader of the opposition coalition that helped bring him to power his deputy as troops mount security sweeps to prepare for his return to the country. The appointment of Fatoumata Tambajang as vice president was announced by coalition spokesman....

05:21 Avalanche death toll rises to nine as search for survivors continues

But questions intensified on whether Italian authorities underestimated the risks facing the snowbound resort in the hours before the deadly avalanche. Five days after about 60,000 tons of snow, rocks and uprooted trees smashed into the Rigopiano, north east of Rome, rescue crews were still digging....

Huge theme park opens in Ha Long

Hanoi (VNA) – Property developer Sun Group will open Dragon Park, Souheast Asia’s largest theme park by area, in the northern province of Quang Ninh’s Ha Long city on January 25. Dragon Park, located in the developer’s Sun World Ha Long Park amusement complex, will feature among the world’s most exiting rides.

Timber supply matters to Vietnam’s wood industry

HCM City (VNA) – Ensuring timber supply for domestic manufacturing is a problem in Vietnam as a large amount of raw timber is exported while many domestic producers lack raw materials. The local wood industry uses 30 million cubic metres of raw timber for manufacturing every year and has shipped products to more than 100 countries and territories.

Middlefield Considering Dismissal Of Building Official Over Powder Ridge Project

The town's building official said he believes officials have no basis to consider dismissing him over management of renovations at the Powder Ridge Mountain Park and Resort because he adhered to all state laws and building codes. Town officials have declined to comment on the reasons for the....

Watchdog group files lawsuit alleging Trump's business ties violate Constitution

To fight what it called a "grave threat" to the country, a watchdog group on Monday filed a lawsuit alleging that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his business to accept payments from foreign governments. The lawsuit claims that a constitutional clause prohibits Trump....

Malloy Proposes Allocating $5 Million For Testing Of Failing Concrete Foundations

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced that he plans to allocate $5 million in state funding for testing and visual inspections of failing concrete foundations. Malloy said the $5 million will be placed on the agenda of an upcoming State Bond Commission meeting as part of the state's efforts to assist the more than 450 homeowners with failing foundations....

CDC abruptly cancels long-planned conference on climate change and health

With little warning or explanation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently canceled a major climate change conference that had been scheduled for next month in Atlanta. The Climate and Health Summit, which had been in the works for months, was intended as a chance for public health....

Millstone Wants Access to Bigger Markets for its Electricity

The owner of Millstone Nuclear Power Station, struggling with competition from cheap and abundant natural gas, is seeking state help from lawmakers who may be eager to protect one of Connecticut's biggest businesses. Dominion, the operator of Millstone in Waterford, is pushing to revive legislation boosting its access to electricity markets.

Alabama Traffic Stop Leads To Heroin, Cocaine Bust In Hartford

The same day, officers saw a Dodge Caravan, bearing a Massachusetts plate, arrive at the home, the complaint read. About 8:30 p.m. on Friday, officers saw Onel Arana-Gervacio placing two duffel bags into the Caravan and driving off with Modesto Barett Medina, the complaint read. After seeing some infractions, they stopped the car.

Senate confirms Mike Pompeo as CIA director

Mike Pompeo was confirmed as CIA director by the Senate on Monday, putting the conservative Kansas congressman in charge of an agency that is bracing for its most contentious relationship with the White House in decades. The vote was 66-32. Pompeo was sworn in Monday evening by Vice President Pence.

Minnesota Gov. Dayton, 69, collapses during speech

Kyle Potter, The Associated Press. ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) " Gov. Mark Dayton collapsed while delivering his State of the State speech on Monday, striking his head on a lectern. The 69-year-old Democrat appeared to be conscious as he was helped into a back room several minutes later, and a top staffer....

Trump moves to pull US out of big Asia trade deal

By Julie Pace, The Associated Press. WASHINGTON Charting a new American course abroad, President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday, using one of his first actions in office to reject a centerpiece of Barack Obama's attempts to counter China and deepen U.

Pokemon Go arrives in South Korea six months late over national security fears

Held back over national security fears connected to Google Maps, Pokemon Go has arrived in South Korea ... six months after it was released elsewhere in the world. Nintendo's immensely popular augmented-reality game relies on Google Maps to work, a serious problem for South Korean gamers as in large....

California governor's speech comes amid shifting politics

By JULIET WILLIAMS Associated Press. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Jerry Brown is coming off a blockbuster year of liberal wins: He secured an extension of landmark climate change legislation, signed off on an increase in California's minimum wage, expanded family leave laws, toughened gun laws, and....

Jammeh In 'Fresh Trouble' As Equatorial Guinea Opposition Rejects Him

Equatorial Guinea's opposition party, Convergence for Social Democracy has rejected and denounced the government's decision to welcome exiled Gambian former President Yahya Jammeh, who flew to the Central African nation over the weekend after 22 years in power.

Spicer's claim

Image copyright Getty Images. The White House has ordered a federal recruitment freeze because the number of government employees has grown "dramatically". Is that true? President Trump's press secretary was always going to face intense scrutiny in his first briefing to the White House press corps.

Senators back Trump's top diplomat as CIA boss confirmed

Pompeo, a Republican congressman on the House Intelligence Committee, becomes only the third member of Trump's cabinet to take his post, as the president's Republican Party has pushed hard to speed up confirmation of his nominees. Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly were sworn in Friday, Inauguration Day.

UK's Supreme Court set for Brexit ruling

The 11 Supreme Court judges are expected to rule against the government in a move which could delay Prime Minister Theresa May triggering Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty, which would formally begin exit negotiations. Tuesday's decision follows a High Court ruling against the government in....

Drug dealer 'wailed' after getting caught with cocaine and cash

A drug dealer caught with cocaine, cannabis, a knuckleduster and a knife while serving a suspended jail sentence has finally been locked up. Richard Bailey, 45, was spotted by police in his Land Rover Freelander in Preston Road, east Hull, at 2.05pm on December 22 last year.

MTA becomes first public transportation agency to offer specialized screening for sleep apnea

. The MTA is proposing to expand sleep apnea screenings and treatment to Long Island Rail Road train engineers and conductors, New York City Transit subway train operators and conductors, and bus operators for New York City Transit and the MTA bus company.

Aranmula stream being restored

The restoration of the illegally converted Aranmula chaal (natural reservoir and stream), Karimaramthode, in the environmentally fragile Aranmula Puncha has gained pace. The Kerala High Court on June, 2014 directed the Pathanamthitta Collector to restore the waterbody. District Collector R.

24th January 2017 - Revealed!

Security loopholes that led to abduction of students and staff of Nigeria-Turkish International College, Ogun State. By Laide Raheem, Abeokuta. Apart from proven academic excellence necessitated by availability of world-class facilities, serene ambience and high quality teaching staff, the Nigerian....

24th January 2017 - LASU set to introduce pharmacy, nine other programmes

By Chika Abanobi. The Vice-Chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, who just clocked one year in office, has revealed the plan of the institution to introduce about 10 additonal programmes in the areas of Tourism and Hotel Management, Local Government....

24th January 2017 - Towards the practice of modern medicine

Tell your patients what’s wrong with them, expert lectures Bowen University pioneer medical graduates. From Clement Adeyi, Osogbo. Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, recently graduated the pioneer set of its medical student-doctors from the College of Health Sciences.

Northern govs, others angry over poverty, insecurity in zone

• ‘We’re now laughing stock’ From Noah Ebije, Kaduna. Northern governors, traditional rulers, leaders of thought and stakehoklders, yesterday, are angry over grinding poverty and lingering insecurity in the region. Chairman, Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF) and Borno State Governor, Alhaji....

FG has political will to drive economic recovery, growth plan – Udoma

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye , Abuja. Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, has assured of the Federal Government’s political will to drive the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) which will pull the economy out of recession and set it on a path of sustainable growth and development.

24th January 2017 - UNIMAID maiden terrorist attack

How suicide bombers landed in University of Maiduguri. From Timothy Olanrewaju , Maiduguri. Like a thief in the night, two Boko Haram suicide bombers sneaked into the heavily guarded University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), last week, and in minutes, wreaked havoc, killing, in the process, a professor and two others.

24th January 2017 - Why we are proud of Ambode – UNILAG Alumni, Lagos chapter

The University of Lagos Alumni, Lagos State chapter, has praised the numerous achievements of Lagos State government under the leadership of Governor Akinwumi Ambode. Stating this in a press release signed on its behalf by its national chairman, Dr. Lukumon Adeoti, an academic staff of the....

Vietnam's PM Vows To Back Japanese Investors

HANOI, Jan 24 (Bernama) -- The Vietnamese Government will seek measures to create favourable conditions for Japanese firms to operate in the country, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told President of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) Akio Mimura at their meeting in Hanoi, yesterday.
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