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Malaysia's inflation in December 2017 up 3.5 pct on year

Malaysia's inflation in December 2017 up 3.5 pct on year Inflation for December was 4.7%, up from 4.6% reported in November, with a month-on-month increase of 0.5%. On a month-on-month basis, CPI increased 0.1% in December 2017. With both external and domestic demand conditions supportive of growth and inflationary pressures set to remain, we expect BNM to increase the Overnight Policy Rate by 25bps to 3.25% tomorrow. [Full Article...]

Governor Helps Celebrate National School Choice Week in NH

Governor Helps Celebrate National School Choice Week in NH The numbers tell the story: 6,800 charter schools serving 3 million students; 41 private school choice programs serving more than 308,000 children; 2.3 million homeschoolers; over 300,000 students in online schools and thousands more in blended schools. [Full Article...]

US says Hong Kong must tighten rules to enforce North Korea sanctions

US says Hong Kong must tighten rules to enforce North Korea sanctions Americans are prohibited from dealing with the companies that own them, and global banks that do any kind of transactions with them are subject to USA sanctions. Others are based in Russian Federation and Abkhazia, a breakaway province of Georgia. Also designated were North Korea's ministry responsible for crude oil and Hana Electronics JVC, one of North Korea's only electronics companies. [Full Article...]

2 killed in Turkey's border city by rockets from Syria

2 killed in Turkey's border city by rockets from Syria The YPG has managed to stall the Turkish and allied Syrian forces's advance in the region, and were not in control of any of the area's hundreds of villages, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesperson Mustafa Bali told The Independent on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

'Private Matter:' German AfD Member Converts to Islam, Quits the Party

'Private Matter:' German AfD Member Converts to Islam, Quits the Party Polling at 14 percent, the AfD is only four points adrift from the second biggest party in Germany-the Social Democrats, Politico reported. Wagner spoke to Tagesspiegel , simply saying that it was a "private matter" and wouldn't be discussing it further. [Full Article...]

Museveni backs Trump 'shithole' States remark

Museveni backs Trump 'shithole' States remark Kampala shied away from the chorus of indignation from African countries after Donald Trump threw the offensive jibe at the continent and Haiti while speaking at a bipartisan meeting in the White House nearly two weeks ago. "I don't know whether he was misquoted or whatever". "It is the fault of the Africans that they are weak". "We should not leave outsiders to come and try to provide solutions... [Full Article...]

XPRIZE confirms no one will win Google's millions for commercial moon landing

XPRIZE confirms no one will win Google's millions for commercial moon landing While the nonprofit said that it "did expect a victor by now", it may move forward with a new sponsor to fund a prize if possible or reframe the Lunar XPrize as a non-cash competition. Bengaluru based TeamIndus and four other teams from around the world- SpaceIL (Israel), Moon Express (USA), Synergy Moon (International) and HAKUTO (Japan)- had qualified for the final leg of the competition. [Full Article...]

3 people out at USA Gymnastics board

3 people out at USA Gymnastics board Nassar is already sentenced to 60 years in prison for federal child pornography charges. Among those expected to speak in Ingham County Circuit Court is Rachael Denhollander , the first woman to publicly accuse Nassar of committing assault during medical treatment. [Full Article...]

Messages in iCloud Returns in iOS 11.3 Beta

In addition to horizontal surfaces like tables and chairs, ARKit can now recognize and place virtual objects on vertical surfaces like walls and doors, and can more accurately map irregularly shaped surfaces like circular tables. For Apple, the health-tech push is another trick up the sleeve created to lock users into the iOS ecosystem with highly tailored services that aren't available elsewhere. [Full Article...]

U.S. lawmakers scramble on immigration as govt. shutdown paused

U.S. lawmakers scramble on immigration as govt. shutdown paused Trump also told reporters that he requires $25 billion to build the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, one of his campaign promises. "We're going to do a great job with DACA", Trump said, referring to the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program , but insisted the wall is essential. [Full Article...]

'Murphy Brown' Is Returning, Two Decades After It Left The Air

'Murphy Brown' Is Returning, Two Decades After It Left The Air Original creator Diane English will write and executive produce through her Bend in the Road Productions banner. No word on whether the rest of the cast will return for the revival. In the past, Murphy Brown has received 62 Emmy nominations and 18 wins. The series was also recognized as part of TV Guide's list of the "25 Greatest TV Characters of All Time". [Full Article...]

Bangladesh delays repatriating Rohingya refugees hours before set to begin

Bangladesh delays repatriating Rohingya refugees hours before set to begin He said the "refugees shouldn't be returned to camps guarded by the very same Burmese [Myanmar] forces who forced them to flee massacres and gang rapes, and torched villages". In the statement he also notes being taken aback by the "vigor with which the media, the United Nations, human rights groups, and in general the global community were disparaged" in meeting with Suu Kyi and the Advisory Boar... [Full Article...]

Nunes memo permitted to be disseminated

Nunes memo permitted to be disseminated House Intelligence is one of three congressional committees looking into the issue, along with the Senate Intelligence and Senate Judiciary Committees. Democrats debate the accomplishment to publicize that memo is the most significant trial by conservatives to destroy special counsel Robert Mueller's inspection. [Full Article...]

Elton John Sparks Retirement Rumours with Special Announcement

Elton John Sparks Retirement Rumours with Special Announcement Elton John says his upcoming three-year tour will be his last as a musician although he plans to be creative until he dies. He will kick off his mammoth 300-date Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in the U.S. It is not clear if his Las Vegas residency will continue after his farewell tour, but sources close to the rock star insist he'll still record and perform. [Full Article...]

8 countries removed from European Union tax-haven blacklist, sparking criticism

8 countries removed from European Union tax-haven blacklist, sparking criticism The three countries, as well as South Korea, Macau, Mongolia, Tunisia and the UAE, will now move onto a "greylist" of countries that the European Union has concerns about but which it thinks are in the process of improving their approach. "Barbados' response clarified the query, iterated that the query was never communicated to Barbados and requested a teleconference with the Chair of the Code of ... [Full Article...]

Latest Windows 10 Insider Preview builds reveal new privacy tools

Diagnostic Data Viewer will allow you to identify the collected data, you can enable the feature from Settings Privacy Diagnostics & feedback. Microsoft itself, of course, has long had tools to view this data internally, but the Data Viewer tool puts a user-friendly interface on top of this data. [Full Article...]

Wind, rain, hail and thunder: Met Éireann's forecast for today is GRIM

Wind, rain, hail and thunder: Met Éireann's forecast for today is GRIM Elsewhere, a landslip brought severe disruption to trains on the main line between Edinburgh and Glasgow yesterday as Storm Georgina brought with it heavy rain and high winds across the country. Heavy widespread rain can also be expected with the risk of thunder and spot flooding. Temperatures this afternoon will be between 6 and 8 degrees. [Full Article...]

US Senate ends shutdown, Trump lashes at Democrats

US Senate ends shutdown, Trump lashes at Democrats The bill passed the Senate on Monday afternoon with a 81-18 vote, but the real hurdle was the procedural vote earlier in the day requiring at least 60 votes. The bill passed Monday was a short-term funding vehicle known as a continuing resolution, and it is the fourth such stopgap measure Congress has used to fund the government since September. [Full Article...]

Oil Prices Slip On US Crude Report

Oil Prices Slip On US Crude Report March crude added 27 cents, or 0.4%, to $64.74 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, up from $64.51 before the supply data. Brent crude futures also traded 0.4% higher of 27 cents to trade at $69.31 per barrel close to its previous three-year high of $70.37 per barrel last week. [Full Article...]

Three lessons for the next government shutdown

Three lessons for the next government shutdown And though the demonstration was meant as a rebuke to Donald Trump , one central demand was that Congress stand up for the young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers , who were brought to the country as children. Cristina Jimenez, executive director and co-founder of United We Dream, didn't mince words, saying "immigrant youth will suffer" because of Monday's deal. [Full Article...]


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