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Yingluck Shinawatra sentenced to five years in absentia

Yingluck Shinawatra sentenced to five years in absentia Her lawyers said on Wednesday that they have no idea where she is. Yingluck fled overseas last month fearing that the military government, set up after a coup in 2014, would seek a harsh sentence. In the scheme, Yingluck's government paid Thai rice farmers inflated prices for their crops, driving up global rice prices. During the main harvest, rice floods the market and prices drop. [Full Article...]

Tens of thousands evacuated after massive Ukraine ammunition depot explosion

Tens of thousands evacuated after massive Ukraine ammunition depot explosion The Vinnytsia regional administration more than doubled the military's initial estimate of the amount of munitions stored in the depot to 188,000 tonnes after a deeper investigation. The prime minister has hinted that the incident may not have been an accident. "In addition, 180 patients were evacuated from Vinnytsia area hospitals", Ukraine's Emergency Ministry said. [Full Article...]

US Proposes Massive Import Duties on Bombardier C Series

US Proposes Massive Import Duties on Bombardier C Series If the ruling is confirmed, and CSeries imports are found to "threaten material injury" to the USA aircraft industry, a final countervailing duty order will be issued on 8 February next year. "I have been working tirelessly raising this issue with United States officials in order to safeguard the welfare of workers". Bombardier called the decision "absurd", and accused Boeing of trying to stifle... [Full Article...]

Man dies after armed officers open fire on vehicle in Bristol

Man dies after armed officers open fire on vehicle in Bristol It's unclear what led to the shooting, but witnesses said they heard at least five gunshots, BBC Radio Bristol reported. A man has died in a shooting involving armed police at a junction of the M5 motorway near Bristol. "We have referred the incident to the Independent Police Complaints Commission". Somerset and Avon police declined repeated requests from Business Insider to explain why the ... [Full Article...]

Trump Says He's Looking 'Very Closely' at Firing His Health Secretary

Trump Says He's Looking 'Very Closely' at Firing His Health Secretary The Learjet round-trip cost almost $18,000 of taxpayers' money, according to an investigation by Politico ,. "I will tell you, personally, I'm not happy about it", Trump told reporters Wednesday outside the White House as he prepared to depart for a trip to Indiana. [Full Article...]

Mattis was the target of Afghanistan rocket attack

Mattis was the target of Afghanistan rocket attack The conditions-based approach has been welcomed by Afghan officials, who say it provides more certainty and won't allow the Taliban to wait out the timelines. At least five members of a family were wounded in the rocket attack in Kabul city earlier today. Stoltenberg said the attack was a sign of the Taliban's weakness. [Full Article...]

Evidence inconclusive on Otto Warmbier being tortured in North Korea: Coroner

Evidence inconclusive on Otto Warmbier being tortured in North Korea: Coroner But Sammarco said it would be impossible to determine how Warmbier received the traumatic brain injury. The manner of death is written as "undetermined". "They kidnapped Otto. They tortured him. Otto was tortured beyond belief by North Korea ", President Donald Trump said on Twitter following the interview's broadcast. [Full Article...]

Spain targets polling stations as Catalan referendum nears

Spain targets polling stations as Catalan referendum nears The visit comes as Catalonia's regional government attempts to hold a vote on independence from Spain , which could prove challenging for US companies who are invested in Spain and have operations in Catalonia. Police have seized almost 10 million ballots for the vote and have closed down 59 websites that provide information about the referendum. Madrid has also threatened fines against bur... [Full Article...]

Crude oil prices rally on Monday

Crude oil prices rally on Monday Improving global growth, especially in emerging economies and the eurozone, is also pushing up oil prices by increasing demand for energy, while the damage to U.S. With production now at 1.7 mb/d, he argued that Nigeria , in reality, is actually complying with the accord, since it is still below that level. Tight physical markets, especially on the product side, are further supporting the front... [Full Article...]

Ivanka Trump spearheads $200M STEM effort

Ivanka Trump spearheads $200M STEM effort He said more widespread access to such instruction will help students develop the skills they need to compete and win in tomorrow's workforce. The presidential directive means the federal government will spend a minimum of $200 million in grant funding to expand STEM and computer science education. [Full Article...]

In Defiance to US, Iran Unveils New Missile During Parade

In Defiance to US, Iran Unveils New Missile During Parade The test-firing of the Khorramshahr missile, which Iran said could carry several warheads, is likely to raise concerns in Washington . "We can not let a murderous regime continue these destabilizing activities while building risky missiles", he added. [Full Article...]

Iranian President Blasts Trump in United Nations speech

Iranian President Blasts Trump in United Nations speech Trump made his maiden speech before the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, addressing issues like terrorism, North Korea's nuclear program and the Iran deal. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, the brother and son of two former USA presidents, agreed it was probably best to use the 2015 deal for leverage over Iran, but to enforce it more rigorously. [Full Article...]

Wade and Bulls Reach Contract Buyout

Wade and Bulls Reach Contract Buyout For the Bulls , the Dwyane Wade buyout is all about tanking as hard and possible this year, earning a premium draft pick (assuming the new National Basketball Association draft lottery rules don't screw them over), and starting next summer with as much cap space as mathematically possible. [Full Article...]

Mexico quake death toll rises to 318 as new aftershock hits

Mexico quake death toll rises to 318 as new aftershock hits The death toll is still unclear, but at least 300 are dead in Mexico City and surrounding states, according to news reports . "We did this 32 years ago and saved 137 people ", Hernandez said. More than 400 fatalities have been caused by the two September quakes. Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said at least seven schools were among the buildings thought to be at risk of tumbling. [Full Article...]

Iran tests new medium-range missile, in defiance of U.S. warnings

Iran tests new medium-range missile, in defiance of U.S. warnings The broadcaster says the missile is capable of carrying multiple warheads. One example is that it wants to remove the sunset provisions that limit Iran's stockpile of low-enriched uranium. "And we can not abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program". Trump signaled that he may renegotiate the nuclear pact or decertify it. [Full Article...]

It's Tillerson vs. Haley Over Iranian Nuclear Deal

It's Tillerson vs. Haley Over Iranian Nuclear Deal The United States continues diplomatic efforts to resolve the North Korea crisis, but is not ruling out military options, US State Secretary Rex Tillerson said Friday. Security Council - including China and Russian Federation - to tighten sanctions against North Korea in response to Pyongyang's missile tests. It's not that Tillerson was missing in action here; he also accompanied Trump to nu... [Full Article...]

Target boosting workers' minimum wage to $11 an hour

Target boosting workers' minimum wage to $11 an hour Until today, that was the Target's last major wage increase. The change makes Target's minimum wage higher than that in 48 states, including Alabama, where basic hourly pay is $7.25. Target predicted earnings from continuing operations of 75 cents to 95 cents per share for the quarter and $4.35 to $4.55 for the full year. Global Positioning System have all boosted their own hourly pay for workers. [Full Article...]

Yiannopoulos' 'Free Speech Week' at UC Berkeley Canceled

Yiannopoulos' 'Free Speech Week' at UC Berkeley Canceled Yiannopoulos reacted in a Facebook post Saturday. "The University was prepared to do whatever was necessary to support the First Amendment rights of the student organization", Mogulof added. FILE - In this February 1, 2017 file photo , a fire set by demonstrators protesting a scheduled speaking appearance by Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos burns on Sproul Plaza on the University of ... [Full Article...]

U.S. bombers fly off North Korea coast

U.S. bombers fly off North Korea coast The agency had initially said it was a "suspected explosion". She spoke on condition of anonymity, citing office rules. An official of South Korea's meteorological agency said acoustic waves should be detected in the event of a man-made natural disaster. [Full Article...]

Police responding to church shooting near Nashville

Police responding to church shooting near Nashville The shooter arrived in the parking lot and first fatally fired at a woman walking to her vehicle, Aaron said. Nashville fire officials confirm there at least one person and seven others were injured. A church member who ran up and confronted the gunman was pistol-whipped by him, the police spokesman said. My prayers are with the victims of the Burnette Chapel Church shooting. [Full Article...]


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