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New Zealand PM-elect to push for TPP changes

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Ardern announced plans to slash immigration and focus on regional development and job creation. But she said the economy must deliver for all New Zealanders. "We're happy with that", he said. "Today, we embark on a new era for New Zealand". Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to Jacinda Ardern via Skype. Read More »

Mega Millions Raises Ticket Prices, Boosts Starting Jackpot

Virgin Islands. The cost of playing the cheaper of the two multi-state lottery games is going up. - Longer odds. Players will have to match five white balls from 1 to 70 and one mega ball number from 1 to 25. Virgin Islands. Mega Millions drawings will still be held on Tuesdays and Fridays. Mega Millions' largest jackpot ever was $656 million, won March 30, 2012, and split among three tickets sold in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland, according to the lottery's website. Read More »

Noted Malayalam director IV Sasi passes away in Chennai

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Amongst his biggest successes was the 1978 film Avalude Ravukal , which established him in the Malayalam film industry. The filmmaker is survived by his wife Seema, whom he had met on the sets of the film Avalude Raavukkal . I.V. Sasi has changed the scenario of Malayalam cinema from 1970's with his incredible presentation and technical skills. "My friend for 45 years I.V.Sasi is no more". Read More »

Juncker denies disparaging comments about Theresa May

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It is known that she has lost patience with the British Conservatives but the last thing she wants is for Theresa May to be replaced in the middle of the Brexit negotiations". However, a spokesperson insisted Mr Juncker would never have used the comments the paper attributed to him after the meeting: "Normally, we do not comment on leaks". Read More »

Trump blasts Bob Corker, says he 'couldn't get elected dog catcher'

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The President had earlier accused Corker, who is retiring , of blocking his party's efforts on tax cuts. It will be Trump's first in-person visit to Capitol Hill for the Republican senators' weekly event . Corker, who has announced he is not seeking re-election in 2018, responded with a tweet of his own: "Same untruths from an utterly untruthful president". Read More »

Raila tells supporters to 'stay at home' on election day

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Odinga stated at several rallies on Sunday that the Nasa coalition would not participate in Thursday's rerun because the outcome had already been decided in favour of Kenyatta. "As to how this will be done, we are waiting for the big announcement by Baba (Odinga) tomorrow", said one demonstrator, James Ouma. August's presidential elections were cancelled by the Kenyan Supreme Court on the grounds of irregularities and a rerun for Thursday was ordered. Read More »

PSU banks, from 2008 to 2014, engaged in indiscriminate lending: Jaitley

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The Financial Year 2017 recorded the lowest current account deficit of -0.7% GDP since Financial Year 2006. It is in safe range of less than 2 per cent. The infrastructural investments will also focus on building motorable roads in the North East and Naxal-affected regions of the country . Over Rs 44,000 crore to be invested for roads in Maoist-affected areas. Read More »

ASEAN Defense Meeting Puts Terrorism in the Spotlight

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Lorenzana further said that aside from the growing security concerns in the Korean Peninsula, he also discussed with the Australian official various programs and activities aimed at strengthening the two countries' defense cooperation. They condemned North Korea's provocations and nuclear and ballistic missile programs "in the strongest terms" and vowed to continue deepening bilateral and trilateral cooperation with South Korea to "deter and respond to threats posed by the (North Korean) Kim ... Read More »

Egypt says destroyed arms convoy crossing from Libya

Two security sources said eight security personnel were injured in the clashes, while another source said that four of the injured were police and four others suspected militants. "As soon as the first mission approached the location of the terrorist elements, they sensed the arrival of the forces and targeted them using heavy weapons from all directions", a ministry statement published on Saturday said. Read More »

SC seeks response from Centre, EC on VVPATs in Gujarat polls

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Elaborating, Rawat explained to the tabloid that "our feedback" from the districts in Gujarat of "the flood-hit areas was that the work would get affected". has announced all concessions and freebies". Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi said he had to face the hostility of the Centre when he was the chief minister of Gujarat in 2012. Read More »

Liverpool: Klopp refuses to rule out Coutinho' January Barcelona move

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Barca are readying another title to land Coutinho in January, but despite some reports, Klopp is adamant there is no agreement for his star man to leave in teh winter transfer window. "We don't talk about things like this". "We don't talk about it, why should we?" "In this moment, we have this". "In both cases it would not make sense - no, there is no agreement, yes, there is an agreement". Read More »

Ford says no to high-performance Mustang pack

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The kit brings both visual and mechanical extras, as it follows. Every upgrade from the standard Performance Pack has been carried over, so you get beefy Brembo brakes with adjusted ABS tuning, unique stability control tuning, a retuned steering rack, a k-brace, a larger radiator and a Torsen rear differential with 3:73 gearing. Read More »

Golmaal Again collections: Ajay Devgn starrer crosses Rs 100 cr smoothly

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The film has not just entered the 100 crore club in quick time, it has also turned out to be the fastest ever for Ajay Devgn as well as Rohit Shetty . Though both the festive releases are making good money at the box office it is Golmaal Again which has emerged as a victor at the box office thanks to the popularity of the franchise. Read More »

World Health Organization cancels Robert Mugabe ambassador role

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Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus named Mugabe to the largely ceremonial post at a meeting on Wednesday in Uruguay on chronic diseases attended by both men. Meanwhile, the Zimbabwean government said Mugabe had accepted the decision by WHO. Mugabe has always been criticized for corruption and abuse of power. Read More »

Boeing signs $13.8 billion deal with Singapore Airlines

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McAllister responded "Yes, Mr. President" and Trump replied, "Okay, go ahead", at which point the two executives signed the order agreement. Singapore Airlines has signed a firm order with Boeing for 20 777-9 and 19 787-10 commercial aircraft which will increase and modernize its fleet over the next 10 years, it said in an exchange filing Tuesday. Read More »

New Hospital Beds For Windsor Ahead Of Flu Season

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At the beginning of the year, the hospital peaked at 138 per cent capacity during one particularly busy weeks-long period. Amid warnings from health professionals and opposition parties that shortages are reaching risky levels, Health Minister Eric Hoskins on Monday announced the creation of more than 2,000 hospital beds and community spaces. Read More »

Backed forces capture Syria's largest oil field

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Syrian government loyalists advancing from the west had reached the outskirts of al-Omar only days before and had seemed poised to take the oil field until the SDF launched its offensive. The government lost the al-Omar field to other insurgents in 2013. The militant group fights alongside Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces. SDF spokeswoman Laila al-Abdullah said that ISIS fighters were driven away with "little damage" to the oil fields. Read More »

Marilyn Manson pays tribute after founding member Daisy Berkowitz dies, aged 49

Everyone should listen to Man That You Fear in his honour. The guitarist was best known as one of the founding members of Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids , as well as his work with Jack Off Jill . A Facebook post by band Jack Off Jill , who Scott often collaborated with, confirmed the news. "RIP Scott - 'always touched by your presence dear.' Daisy Berkowitz ", the statement said. Read More »

Indian Air Force Fighter Jets Successfully Land On Lucknow-Agra Expressway

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As per an India Today report, in was the first time when heavy-duty C 130 Hercules, the 35,000-kg transport aircraft, made an assault landing on the higway with Garud commandos. IAF's Mirage 2000 jet while landing on Agra-Lucknow Expressway during its inauguration ceremony a year ago. The AN-32 planes are meant for humanitarian assistance and relief operations during floods or any other natural calamity. Read More »

US Says Kremlin Foe Bill Browder Is Allowed In After All

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In an interview with The Associated Press, Browder said he was checking in to a flight to the United States on Sunday when he discovered he wasn't able to travel. The issue has been brought up at the highest levels. He claimed it was revoked the same day when Russian Federation succeeded in getting Browder added to Interpol's wanted list, reports said. Read More »

Amazon receives 238 bids for its second headquarters

Inc. did not specify which cities or metro areas applied, but numerous locations have made their interest public. "The team is excited to review each of them!" The mayor of the Atlanta suburb of Stonecrest, Jason Lary, said his city would use 345 acres of industrial land to create a new city called Amazon. Read More »

China's Communist Party enshrines 'Xi Jinping Thought' in constitution

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China's Communist Party has voted to enshrine President Xi Jinping's ideology in its constitution, making him the country's most powerful leader since chairman Mao Zedong. The symbolic move came on the final day of a week-long political summit in Beijing, the 19th CPC National Congress, at which Xi, 64, had pledged to lead the world's second-largest economy into a "new era" of global power and influence, reports the Guardian . Read More »

Woman raped in broad daylight; public remain mere spectators!

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No one intervened and an auto-driver who reportedly was aghast by what he saw and "did not know how to respond", made a video of the assault and reported it to the police, leading to the arrest. "It clearly shows how the people have become insensitive to the attacks on women", Suresh said. The woman has been sent to a private hospital for examination and treatment. Read More »