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European Union programme targets €2.1bn boost for venture capital

European Union programme targets €2.1bn boost for venture capital In an attempt to unify the European Union's fractured membership around a common digital policy, EU leaders announced a series of measures created to make Europe more competitive in critical emerging technologies. Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, stated that all public services will use blockchain technology in the future, and that the partnership would tu... [Full Article...]

Andre Ingram, Lakers' 32-year-old Rookie, Dishes in NBA Debut

Andre Ingram, Lakers' 32-year-old Rookie, Dishes in NBA Debut Although the Lakers lost 105-99, Ingram will have one more shot at helping the team get a win. The Lakers signed Ingram for the final two games of the 2017-18 season on Monday in a rather feel-good fashion. "That's a testament to hard work, never giving up, and just sticking with it", said Julius Randle, who scored 17 points. And let it go Ingram did. [Full Article...]

Three Iranians killed in Syrian airbase Israeli airstrike

Three Iranians killed in Syrian airbase Israeli airstrike The Iranian death toll may actually be higher. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based monitor, said at least 14 people were killed including some fighters of various nationalities. Russia, the Iranian military and Hezbollah members each have been aiding Assad's fight against the rebels in various capacities. Iranian media on Wednesday published photos purporting to show dam... [Full Article...]

Paul Ryan won't seek re-election

Paul Ryan won't seek re-election But talk among donors of writing off the House as a lost cause this early in the cycle could represent a self-fulfilling prophecy. Passing the "tax reform" and hugely boosting military budget were his two proudest accomplishments, Ryan victory-lapped. [Full Article...]

'Complete' Bayern Munich the Champions League favourites, insists Owen Hargreaves

'Complete' Bayern Munich the Champions League favourites, insists Owen Hargreaves But, Bayern Munich , under Jupp Heynckes , are imperious at home, a stomping ground where a certain Arjen Robben nearly always comes into his own. Sevilla's Danish centre-back Simon Kjaer picked up an injury in the La Liga defeat to Celta Vigo on Saturday and will be missing. Old Trafford stands as an example and promise of what Sevilla can do, the kind of upset they can cause. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump cancels Latin America trip to monitor Syria situation

Donald Trump cancels Latin America trip to monitor Syria situation In that time, however, he has undertaken more distant trips to Europe, Asia and the Middle East on several occassions. Trump vowed on Monday that the U.S. "I'm going to bet you he holds his regular schedule today", Kudlow said. The South America tour was also supposed to include a stop over in Colombia for a face-to-face meeting with the country's leader, President Juan Manuel Santos , bu... [Full Article...]

U.S. annual budget deficit to surpass 1 trln United States dollars by 2020

U.S. annual budget deficit to surpass 1 trln United States dollars by 2020 As a share of gross domestic product , the deficit is expected to climb from 3.5 percent last year to 4 percent this year, 4.6 percent in 2019 and 5.4 percent by 2022. The agency notes that its projections, especially those for economic growth , however, are "more uncertain than usual this year because they incorporate estimates of the economic effects of the recent changes in fiscal policy", w... [Full Article...]

Why Trump is holding off on withdrawing troops from Syria

Why Trump is holding off on withdrawing troops from Syria The White House followed up his comments Wednesday with a statement noting that "the military mission to eradicate ISIS in Syria is coming to a rapid end, with ISIS being nearly completely destroyed". Iran and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would escalate their brutal campaign of atrocities in Syria - including crossing Trump's red line on the use of poison gas - which would radicalize the Sun... [Full Article...]

National Guard troops headed for border Friday night

National Guard troops headed for border Friday night Oregon Governor Kate Brown attends the Pendleton Round-Up on September 15, 2017 in Pendleton, Oregon . In Obama's border deployment, Guard troops were limited to advisory and observer roles, serving as extra eyes and ears for U.S. [Full Article...]

NZ opposes Pacific militarisation says PM as China reportedly eyes Vanuatu base

NZ opposes Pacific militarisation says PM as China reportedly eyes Vanuatu base Bishop said Australian engagement with South Pacific nations was "one of our highest foreign policy priorities" and that Australia had partnered with China on development projects in the region, for example an anti-malaria project in Papua New Guinea. [Full Article...]

Rouhani says US 'will regret it' if it violates nuke deal

Rouhani says US 'will regret it' if it violates nuke deal He also said, "Iran and Russian Federation are facing with common challenges in regional and global fields and we are determined to face them more united than past by drawing a roadmap". but the structure of the JCPOA is so strong that it has not been shaken by such quakes", Rouhani said in a speech broadcast live on state television, according to Reuters. [Full Article...]

Israeli army kills seven Palestinians, wounds 1000 at Gaza rally

Israeli troops opened fire on three Palestinians who were spotted crossing into Israeli territory from the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday afternoon, the army said , amid heightened tensions along the Gaza border. He said U.N. Mideast envoy Nickolay Mladenov had been in touch with Israeli and Palestinian officials to reinforce "the need to allow people to demonstrate peacefully". [Full Article...]

Fire At Trump Tower Leaves 1 Dead, Several Injured

Fire At Trump Tower Leaves 1 Dead, Several Injured Four firefighters suffered minor injuries tackling the flames, which could be seen pouring from the high-rise. "President Trump tweeted that the fire was "Very confined" - adding in parentheses - "well built building". As you can imagine, the apartment is quite large, we are 50 stories up. Multiple street closures slowed foot and auto traffic surrounding the tower, from East 55th Street to E... [Full Article...]

European Union asks whether Israel used 'proportionate' force in Gaza

OHCHR said the 16 people in Gaza were killed by live fire during protests, with reports indicating that of the more than 1,000 others injured, and hundreds were also hit by live ammunition. He said it will encourage Israel to continue with its onslaught against the civilian population in Gaza. Israel argues that Hamas could have ended the suffering of Gaza's two million people by disarming and... [Full Article...]

Man Dies In Blaze At Trump Tower

Man Dies In Blaze At Trump Tower The FDNY said that six firefighters suffered injuries. An investigation is ongoing. Multiple reports have surfaced about the lack of sprinklers in Trump Tower's upper floors, confirmed by Fire Commissioner Daniel A. The headquarters of the Trump Organisation is on the 26th floor. Firefighters reported smoke throughout tower and inspected Trump's residence but did not say if it was damaged. [Full Article...]

Sinclair Chairman Responds to Criticism of Controversial Promos

Sinclair Chairman Responds to Criticism of Controversial Promos The company owns 193 stations including ABC, CBS and NBC affiliates. The merger is now seeking regulatory approval from the FCC, which is reviewing whether the combined entity would have too much power. Last Week Tonight " host John Oliver highlighted Sinclair in 2017, focusing on its "must runs", scripts or segments that the company's stations are ordered to air. [Full Article...]

Two Ft. Campbell Soldiers Killed in Training Accident

Two Ft. Campbell Soldiers Killed in Training Accident The names of the soldiers will be released 24 hours after their loved ones receive notice. The cause of the accident is under investigation. Fort Campbell says they have been members of the 101st Fight Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). [Full Article...]

Commonwealth Games: Camilla was exhausted, not 'bored' at opening ceremony - organisers

Commonwealth Games: Camilla was exhausted, not 'bored' at opening ceremony - organisers Eleven-year-old Welsh table tennis player Anna Hursey is set to make Commonwealth Games history. To watch the 2018 Commonwealth Games live and on the go, download the free 7CommGames app on iTunes or Android . Fellow Australian team mates Jarrod Poort and 2014 Commonwealth Games 200m freestyle gold medalist Thomas Fraser-Holmes were given one-year bans for the same offense. [Full Article...]

Feds seize Backpage.com, affiliated websites in enforcement action

Feds seize Backpage.com, affiliated websites in enforcement action This Backpage seizure comes just two weeks after Craigslist eliminated their personal ads following Congress' passage of the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), which repealed a previous law that provided "legal protection to websites that unlawfully promote and facilitate prostitution and websites that facilitate traffickers in advertising the sale of unlawful sex acts with sex traffi... [Full Article...]

Celebrating the World Health Day

Celebrating the World Health Day I welcome the theme " Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere " that has been chosen by WHO and others. He emphasised that for UHC to move forward there is need for political commitment, action by all sectors and prioritization of health as a human rights issue in measurable terms because "what is not reported or measured is not done". [Full Article...]


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