Friday August 17-th, 2018

Afghanistan: Car bomb near stadium kills 12, says official Afghanistan: Car bomb near stadium kills 12, says official

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the latest bombing, but similar attacks in Lashkar Gah have been attributed to the Taliban. Italian aid group Emergency, which runs a major trauma hospital in the city, said 35 wounded had been bro...

European Union and six other countries exempted from U.S. metals tariffs European Union and six other countries exempted from U.S. metals tariffs

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Washington and Seoul also are nearing agreement on the steel and aluminum tariffs Trump recently imposed. Malmstrom said the European Union, too, had a long list of "trade irritants" with Washington. "These are t...

HR McMaster Out, John Bolton in as National Security Adviser HR McMaster Out, John Bolton in as National Security Adviser

Bolton joins the ranks of other hawkish figures in Trump's inner circle: Mike Pompeo, who served as CIA director, is poised to replace Tillerson as secretary of state; and Gina Haspel, who has been accused of playing a key role in the CIA's post-9/11...

Judge allows 'Apprentice' contestant's defamation suit against Trump to proceed Judge allows 'Apprentice' contestant's defamation suit against Trump to proceed

The decision by Justice Jennifer Schecter of the NY state court in Manhattan in favor of California restaurateur Summer Zervos , a former contestant on NBC's " The Apprentice ", raises the prospect that Trump might have to answer embarrassing ques...

Spring snow a possibility for the weekend Spring snow a possibility for the weekend

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 7 AM today through 7 AM Saturday . We'll host a few showers this weekend as we continue our warming trend. Saturday: Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance for rain in the afternoon. Its influence wi...

United Kingdom regulators search scandal-hit Cambridge Analytica's offices United Kingdom regulators search scandal-hit Cambridge Analytica's offices

And The New York Times , the UK's Channel 4 and The Guardian-some of the world's most prestigious publications-all claim that Cambridge Analytica never did delete the Facebook user data they had gathered. "This was a breach of trust between ...

China hopes of unbiased independent investigation of Skripal poisoning case China hopes of unbiased independent investigation of Skripal poisoning case

President Donald Trump said Thursday it "certainly looks like" the Kremlin was behind the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in England last week, adding that the USA takes the matter "very seriously". They called on Russian Federation ...

China mulls tariff increase on U.S. imports China mulls tariff increase on U.S. imports

Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to levy tariffs on at least $50 billion in Chinese imports. The spiraling trade dispute between the world's two largest economies has spurred concerns among companies and investors that global commerce could...

Five-year-old girl gang-raped set ablaze Five-year-old girl gang-raped set ablaze

A minor girl from Assam was gangraped and then burnt by three men at her own house yesterday. The minor girl had reportedly suffered 90 per cent burn injuries. "The juveniles then joined in and set them later set her on fire". Of the three accused,...

Wall St caps worst week in two years

The tech-heavy NASDAQ fell 174 points, or 2.4 percent, ending at 6,992. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 38.85 points, or 0.54 per cent, to 7,127.82. Mainland Chinese shares tumbled with the benchmark Shanghai Composite losing 3.4 per cent. ...

Turkish jets target Kurdish militants in northern Iraq

Sources in northern Iraq said on Friday Kurdish PKK guerrillas would withdraw from the Sinjar area, after Turkey threatened cross-border military action against them there. According to the United Nations, some 98,000 people were displaced by fight...

UK's data watchdog raids Cambridge Analytica offices UK's data watchdog raids Cambridge Analytica offices

The New York Times and The Observer of London reported last Saturday that Cambridge Analytica amassed the personal information of millions of Facebook users without their permission and then used that data to deliver targeted political ads o...

Facebook faces backlash over privacy concerns Facebook faces backlash over privacy concerns

After getting everyone up to speed, Zuckerberg laid out a plan for ensuring incidents like this don't happen again. Macquarie Capital analyst Benjamin Schachter wrote in a note to clients Wednesday that Zuckerberg's apology was a positive step in...

Charges filed after young boy's decapitation on 168-foot water slide Charges filed after young boy's decapitation on 168-foot water slide

An indictment said that the Verrückt ride "violated almost all aspects of the longstanding industry safety standards". Caleb's parents spoke to ABC News past year. Miles is accused of telling the lifeguard on duty to lie to police and covering up p...

Celtics announce Kyrie Irving is out 3-6 weeks after knee surgery Celtics announce Kyrie Irving is out 3-6 weeks after knee surgery

The Celtics announced Irving had a minimally invasive procedure to remove a tension wire from the patella in his left knee. The expectation is that the removal of the wire will reduce irritation, but it will keep him out for several weeks.

Zell Miller, Georgia's fiery former governor and USA senator, dies at 86 Zell Miller, Georgia's fiery former governor and USA senator, dies at 86

Sen. "Governor Miller truly had a positive impact on everyone he met and his impact on their lives will never be forgotten", Miller said in a statement . Miller served as lieutenant governor from 1975 to 1991 and appointed Scott as chairman of the...

Poisoned Russian spy 'begged Putin for a pardon' Poisoned Russian spy 'begged Putin for a pardon'

Britain has said Russian Federation used a Soviet-era chemical weapon called Novichok to attack Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the first known offensive use of such a weapon on European soil since World War Two. "His mother, brother and other re...

Kerala: Father kills bride-to-be-daughter hours before the wedding Kerala: Father kills bride-to-be-daughter hours before the wedding

He was disturbed due to the differences in the caste of Brijesh which prompted Rajan to kill her, police said. Athira was in relationship with a Dalit man who was working in the army. But, fate had written a different story for the girl, the victim's...

Cambridge Analytica offices searched in UK Cambridge Analytica offices searched in UK

A High Court judge granted the warrant Friday evening. Elizabeth Denham, head of the ICO, sought the warrant after a whistleblower said Cambridge Analytica had gathered private information of 50 million Facebook users to support Donald Trump's ...

Investigators search Cambridge Analytica's London offices Investigators search Cambridge Analytica's London offices

Enforcement officers from the UK's Information Commissioner's Office early Saturday finished searching the London offices of Cambridge Analytica , the political consultancy company accused of manipulating Facebook data during the 2016 USA election...

Bengaluru: Seven JD(S) rebel MLAs resign; to join Congress on Mar 25 Bengaluru: Seven JD(S) rebel MLAs resign; to join Congress on Mar 25

Two Congress members - Komatireddy Venkat Reddy , SA Sampath Kumar - can not cast their votes as they were expelled from the House last week for allegedly hurling headphones during the governor's address, injuring Legislative Council chairman Swamy ...

Trump threatens to veto $1.3tn spending bill Trump threatens to veto $1.3tn spending bill

In a Congress riven by partisan feuding, passage early Friday of the massive bill to fund the U.S. government through September was considered a rare achievement. Government funding would have run out at midnight if the bill was not signed. Presi...

Government issues notice to Cambridge Analytica Government issues notice to Cambridge Analytica

The officials, who were let into the building by security guards, could be seen checking books and papers through the windows of the second-floor offices on London's busy New Oxford Street. Facebook said the data in question was properly gathered a...

Fighting leaves six al-Shabab fighters dead in southern Somalia Fighting leaves six al-Shabab fighters dead in southern Somalia

The death is likely to rise as numerous wounded are in critical condition and taken to the hospitals, according to a Police officer Liban Abdi who spoke to GO by phone from the scene. A security officer from Doorbin Hotel assesses the debris after a ...

China should target USA soybeans, says former finance minister

It's time", Trump told reporters yesterday at a White House news conference. "We can't let that happen", he said. China warned the US it will defend its interests on trade, Chinese state media says, after US President Donald Trump backed tariffs ...

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