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Sushma Swaraj meets Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Adel Lubeir

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Sushma Swaraj also thanked the members of Indian diaspora for the good will it has earned for the country and lauded the Indian embassy for its promptness. V.K. Singh, the Indian Minister of State for External Affairs. The minister stressed that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the cradle of Islam and the Qibla of the Muslim world historically been honoured to serve Haj and Umrah performers, led by its wise leadership who never procrastinated to serve Islam and Muslims, and who dedicated the ... Read More »

Atlanta firm flubs federal contracts, wins $156m from FEMA

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Then, terminated the agreement 20 days after the deal was inked and the company only managed to distribute 50,000 meals - less than 0.25 percent of the targeted figure - according to the owner, Tiffany Brown. "I don't have an "in", said Brown, who describes herself as a "A Diva, Mogul, Author" on her Twitter page . In November, a contract was awarded to a newly created company in Florida to provide $30 million worth of tarps and plastic sheeting for repairs. Read More »

Snow and Ice Expected in Ridgefield on Wednesday

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Tulsa and surrounding counties are not included in the advisory. The snow may be heavy at times. Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 3 inches are possible on Sunday as a low pressure system tracks across the region. The snow caused around 15 accidents, but no serious injuries were reported, the supervisor said. Now, forecasters are saying today and Tuesday are likely to bring more snow - and the weekend is looking dicey, too. Read More »

A 'Get Out' Sequel? Jordan Peele is 'Seriously' Considering It

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While a Get Out sequel would certainly be appetizing, a prequel would also be an interesting avenue to take-one that explores the origins of the sinister Armitage clan and their body-snatching operation. Despite the fact that he's hot property, Peele might not be done with the franchise because he's tempted to make a follow-up. According to THR , during Nominee's Night, Peele revealed that he is "seriously" considering a sequel to his directorial debut. Read More »

South African assets rally on reports that President Zuma will step down

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Mr Zuma has repeatedly denied corruption allegations. Some within the ANC and the opposition say the Gupta family, friends of Zuma, have used their links with the president to win work with the state. When pro-Zuma forces in the party humiliated former President Thabo Mbeki by forcing him out of office in 2008, eight months before the end of his term, it precipitated a split in the party. Read More »

Wall Street ends up sharply after day of big swings; oil falls

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Federal Reserve will raise interest rates faster than expected due to a pick-up in wages. USA stocks have rebounded in volatile trading overnight, with major indexes up more than 1 per cent following the biggest one-day drops for the S&P 500 and the Dow in more than six years. Read More »

Barnaby Joyce expecting his fifth child with new partner

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Before the same-sex marriage postal survey a year ago, Joyce had been a staunch opponent of a change in the law. He did, however, briefly acknowledge during the debate on the legislation that he had separated from his wife, the first public utterance of his marital issues. Read More »

Poland's president signs Holocaust bill into law

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In a statement he said the United States recognizes that terms like "Polish death camps" are painful and misleading, but adds that historical inaccuracies must be combatted in ways that protect fundamental freedoms. Israel said it still hoped Poland would make amendments. Duda said that Poland has the right to protect itself from false accusations. Poland is the location of several former concentration campus, including Auschwitz-Birkenau, where 1 million people - nearly all of them Jews ... Read More »

USA shifts gears from Iraq to Afghanistan; Mattis warns about budget

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Mattis made the comment while testifying before the House Armed Services Committee on the recently released National Defense Strategy and Nuclear Posture Review . "Therefore, there is no higher priority for the joint force than fielding all of the components of an effective nuclear deterrent to deter potential adversaries from nuclear attack on any scale". Read More »

US House passes stopgap spending bill to avert shutdown

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In a possible sign of progress, Mr. Schumer paid a visit to the office of his Republican counterpart, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, on Tuesday morning. "It's hard. If we can get a good deal that funds disaster relief, funds domestic priorities, funds the opioid crisis it would be a difficult call", said Rep. Read More »

ICBC to cap 'pain and suffering' payouts

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However, he would not say whether the savings would prevent major rate increases in future years. ICBC has seen a steep increase in the costs for minor injury claims, now averaging about $30,000 each. Doctors will be allowed to determine if injuries are considered minor, not ICBC. Minor injury disputes will also be moved out of the court system and directed to an independent administrative dispute resolution process, David Eby said this morning. Read More »

Palestinian killed in clashes during Israeli raid

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Residents in Nablus and eyewitnesses said that clashes broke out in its outskirts in early Tuesday evening between Israeli soldiers who broke into the city and besieged one of the houses looking for a Palestinian wanted by Israel . Violence is common between Palestinians and Israeli settlers or security forces in the West Bank. "The security forces will catch whoever tries to attack Israeli citizens and we will deal with them to the fullest extent of the law", Israeli Prime Minister ... Read More »

Rebuttal Memo Filled with 'SENSITIVE DETAILS' to BLOCK Release — DEMS' DIRTY TRICKS

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One of the people says Bannon plans to tell Mueller "everything" he knows. The Republican memo criticizes methods the Federal Bureau of Investigation used to obtain a surveillance warrant on a one-time Trump campaign associate. The committee's unanimous vote sends the Democratic memo to the White House, giving President Donald Trump five days to decide if he wants to declassify and release it to the American public, Politico reported . Read More »

Pakistan Took No 'Decisive' Steps Against Militants

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Republican and Democratic senators on Tuesday questioned whether President Donald Trump's strategy in Afghanistan will bring an end to the nation's longest war, which United States officials estimated will cost taxpayers more than $45 billion this year. Read More »

Investors Having Focus on Active Stock: The Coca-Cola Company (KO)

The shares were sold at an average price of $47.95, for a total transaction of $719,250.00. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 99,574 shares of the company's stock valued at $4,482,000 after buying an additional 8,800 shares during the period. Berenberg downgraded the stock to "Hold" rating in Monday, November 14 report. On Wednesday, August 26 the stock rating was downgraded by Zacks to "Buy". Read More »

Trump aide: Some immigrants 'too lazy' to sign up for DACA

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Since then, Congress has struggled to produce a fix, with the immigration stalemate a cause of the most recent government shutdown . McCain and Coons' bill would provide legal protections and a pathway to citizenship for young illegal immigrants who have lived in the USA since December 31, 2013. Read More »

New concern after ICE agents hit 77 NorCal businesses

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New concern after ICE agents hit 77 NorCal businesses " I'm feeling both a sense of urgency around knowing that 77 businesses have been audited, and also knowing DACA ends in March", said Susan Lubeck with Bend the Arc Jewish Action. However, a "large portion" of employers don't use E-Verify for new hires because they know government audits of traditional paper forms are so few and far between, said Alex Nowrasteh, an immigration policy analyst at Cato Institute's Center for Global Liberty ... Read More »

Bennett to visit Poland to relay Israel's opposition to Polish bill

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The prime minister claimed that all the atrocities that happened during World War II in Poland must be attributed to Germany alone. Bennett said that he believes the "dispute" with the Polish government should be resolved through "discourse and dialogue" rather than over an exchange of statements in the media. Read More »

Maldives President Declares State of Emergency

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Yameen has declared a 15-day state of emergency on Monday after defying a Supreme Court directive to release political prisoners. In 1988 during the Rajiv Gandhi government, Indian paratroopers and naval warships were rushed to the Maldives under "Operation Cactus" to thwart a coup against the then president Abdul Gayoom. Read More »

Pence doesn't rule out talks with North Korea at Olympics

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Mr Pence leaves on Monday for a five-day trip to South Korea and Japan, culminating with a stop in Pyeongchang for the start of the Olympics . "Let me say President Trump has said he always believes in talking, but I haven't requested any meeting", Pence said. Read More »