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We will render operators of electricity generating sets "jobless" - Osinbajo

We will render operators of electricity generating sets Specifically, it would require the Energy Information Administration to project the nation's energy needs and the departments of Interior and Agriculture to develop four-year energy production plans to meet those needs. This year alone, home improvement retailer Home Depot Inc, wireless provider T-Mobile US Inc, banker Goldman Sachs and food producer General Mills announced major purchases of rene... [Full Article...]

Iran claims its missiles hit IS targets in Syria

Iran claims its missiles hit IS targets in Syria In Damascus, it was stated that the fighter participated in the operation against the " Islamic State " group, and accused the coalition of coordinating strikes with militants. Tanf is the town on Syrian border with Jordan where USA troops are training Syrian rebels, officially described as " partner ground forces ". USA -led coalition forces had already set off a fresh round of controversy Su... [Full Article...]

Family: Freed student who died has 'completed his journey'

Family: Freed student who died has 'completed his journey' Referring specifically to the case of Otto Warmbier - a 22-year-old American college student who died Monday after being released from North Korean captivity in a vegetative state - Mattis said, "there's no way that we can look at a situation like this with any kind of understanding". [Full Article...]

Pakistani PM hopes for swift solution to crisis over Qatar

It took years for engineers to discover the field's vast reserves, which shot Qatar to No 3 in world rankings, behind Russian Federation and Iran , with which it shares the North Field. Eritrea's decision comes only a few days after Qatar and Saudi Arabia officials sought diplomatic support from Ethiopia and Eritrea as their East African allies. [Full Article...]

Iran warns missile attack on IS in Syria can be repeated

The Revolutionary Guards said it fired a total of six missiles into Syria's Deir-ez Zor province on Sunday, from the city of Kermanshah and Iran's Kurdistan province. Russia , a key backer of Syrian President Bashar Assad , has been providing an air cover to the government's offensive on the Islamic State group since 2015. [Full Article...]

Darjeeling on the boil over Mamata's 'imposition' of Bengali: Top developments

Darjeeling on the boil over Mamata's 'imposition' of Bengali: Top developments The Army, along with the CRPF jawans, patrolled Darjeeling , Kalimpong and Kurseong on Friday as the GJM had called a "bandh" in the hills, However, no major incident was reported. "They have no issue now. The high court has declared bandhs illegal", she said. GJM general secretary Roshan Giri met the governor and complained that Mamata's government was trying to force to learn Bengali in s... [Full Article...]

Nitish Kumar's JD-U to support Ram Nath Kovind in Presidential elections

His name for the presidential candidature was welcomed by all NDA constituents except Shiv Sena, who had proposed RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat among two names including leading agriculturist MS Swaminathan. This is likely to emerge as another point of disagreement between Kumar and Lalu Parasad Yadav. The most important thing is that the BJP has a majority. [Full Article...]

GOP eyes Senate health care vote next week, amid grumbling

Stateside's conversation with U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow . Many Democrats and Republicans say they want a bill that allows people to keep their kids on their insurance until they are 26 years old, and protects people with pre-existing conditions . [Full Article...]

Nabra Hassanen Memorial on Fire

Police in Virginia's Fairfax County say that preliminary investigation suggests that road rage , rather than racial or religious hatred, led to the killing of 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen . Some questioned the lack of a hate crime investigation, according to The Associated Press . According to the outlet, the fire occurred on the same day as a planned memorial service for Hassanen, 17. [Full Article...]

Handel first female GOP rep elected to Congress in Georgia

He campaigned in a right-leaning district, Georgia's sixth, as a self-described " pragmatic moderate ". Trump kicked off Tuesday tweeting his support for Handel - whom he described as a "hard worker" - while slamming Ossoff as a candidate who would raise taxes and be weak on crime. [Full Article...]

After Georgia, Republicans celebrating, Dems searching

Such prognostications, however, were proven false by 11 p.m. Tuesday. "It was very important to them to have someone who had relationships in the community, someone with a track record", said Handel about constituents she spoke to. Taking to Twitter on Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, Donald Trump Jr . didn't hold back his thoughts on the George race and the Democratic Party . [Full Article...]

Escalation in Syria: US Downs Syrian Plane, Iran Launches Missiles at ISIS

On Monday, Russia's defense ministry effectively drew a line across Syria west of the Euphrates River, saying that "all kinds of airborne vehicles, including aircraft and UAVs of the worldwide coalition. "The first message is that Iran punishes terrorists", he said. Tehran has often claimed that the attackers are "affiliated with the Wahhabi", an ultraconservative form of Sunni Islam pra... [Full Article...]

London attack suspect: Pub fights and anti-Muslim rants

Security Minister Ben Wallace said the man was not known to the security services and police said they believed he was acting alone. The attack comes a year after pig remains were thrown over the gate of the nearby Finsbury Park Mosque in a suspected Islamophobic attack. [Full Article...]

3rd International Yoga Day 2017 June 21st; Celebrations Across the World

Mr. Modi also asserted that attaining "wellness" through yoga was more important than simply being physically fit. Yog Guru should be respected and accepted at the global level."I am sure that under Modi's governance, yoga would be made compulsory in educational institutions". [Full Article...]

Senate Democrats weigh blockade to protest GOP health care plan

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer engaged in dueling statements on Friday over health care, one day after the two men expressed hope of more cooperation in a joint interview. "That admission is another positive step from a party that, until now, has been wedded to the unsustainable status quo and its consequences for families across the country", h... [Full Article...]

Coroner: Otto Warmbier's family objected to autopsy, no internal examination performed

Investigators were also reviewing radiological images and awaiting additional medical records requested by the coroner, Zornes said. "For Otto to be returned to the U.S. President Donald Trump called the death of one-time North Korean prisoner Otto Warmbier a "total disgrace" Tuesday and said the student should have been brought back to the United States sooner. [Full Article...]

Trump boasts over victory of GOP candidate in Georgia

Trump boasts over victory of GOP candidate in Georgia Republican Karen Handel has won Georgia's record-breaking special congressional election, dashing hopes by Democrats to pull off an upset in the run-up to the 2018 midterm elections . But it wasn't what Democrats who pumped $23 million into Ossoff's campaign so desperately craved: A win. Handel had more than 127,000 votes, and Ossoff had more than 114,000 - voter turn out surpassed... [Full Article...]

Apple unveils HomePod smart speaker

Apple unveils HomePod smart speaker You can also tell Siri you like a certain song, and it'll remember your tastes. Apple marketing boss Phil Schiller said Apple wanted to combine good speakers with smart speakers you can talk to, referencing Sonos and Amazon Alexa . [Full Article...]

UK to double length of next Parliament to deal with Brexit

Steven Cameron, Pensions Director at Aegon, outlines the key savings and investment issues that should feature in the upcoming Queen's Speech . This is based on the rather quaint assumption that MPs really pay attention in committees scrutinising secondary legislation, when in reality they are told by the whips and more experienced hands upon entering parliament that these sessions are a great op... [Full Article...]

Republicans Hold Georgia House Seat, Dashing Democrats' Hopes

Republicans Hold Georgia House Seat, Dashing Democrats' Hopes The most expensive congressional race in USA history headed to a tight finish on Tuesday as voters in suburban Atlanta cast ballots in an election that was seen by many as a referendum on President Donald Trump . Democrats still must flip 24 GOP-held seats to regain a House majority next November. "We dodged a bullet tonight", Georgia-based Republican strategist Chip Lake told AFP. [Full Article...]


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