Monday August 20-th, 2018

Latvia corruption agency searches c.bank governor's home, office Latvia corruption agency searches c.bank governor's home, office

Earlier on Saturday, the Latvian Corruption Prevention Bureau's operatives conducted searches at Rimsevics' office and residence outside Riga . The Latvian Central Bank is an independent institution and Rimsevics has been its head since 2001.

Barnaby Joyce should resign: Newspoll Barnaby Joyce should resign: Newspoll

In a bid to resolve the crisis, the two leaders met for an hour on Saturday and agreed they needed to work closely together. Of the voters who want Mr Joyce gone, 29 per cent believe the New England MP should step down as the Nationals leader but...

Polish PM Backtracks After Claiming Holocaust Had 'Jewish Perpetrators' Polish PM Backtracks After Claiming Holocaust Had 'Jewish Perpetrators'

Morawiecki's spokeswoman said earlier Sunday that the Polish prime minister "has repeatedly and categorically opposed denial of the Holocaust - the murder of European Jewry - as well as anti-Semitism in all its forms". She added: "Each crime must be ...

Jokhang temple: fire engulfs ancient 'heart' of Tibetan Buddhism Jokhang temple: fire engulfs ancient 'heart' of Tibetan Buddhism

The fire broke out at 6:40 p.m. and was soon put out. The temple will be closed from February 19-22 when its monks mark the New Year holiday. Jokhang monastery is the home to one of Tibetan Buddhism's most venerated icons, the Jowo Shakyamuni - bel...

Passenger plane crashes in Iran killing all on-board Passenger plane crashes in Iran killing all on-board

In July 1988, the USS Vincennes in the Strait of Hormuz mistook an Iran Air flight heading to Dubai for an attacking fighter jet, shooting down the plane and killing all 290 people aboard. Decades of worldwide sanctions have left Iran with an age...

Dead In Russian Church Shooting Dead In Russian Church Shooting

The man who carried out a shooting attack on an Orthodox church in Kizlyar, a town in the Russian North Caucasus region of Dagestan, has no connection to Islam, Head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov said. "There were a lot of people there, moms with little...

Don't test us: Netanyahu threatens to act against Iran Don't test us: Netanyahu threatens to act against Iran

Holding up a remnant of what he said was the destroyed drone ridiculously, he addressed Iranian Foriegn Minister Zarif directly: "Do you recognise this?" The Munich conference provided Netanyahu with a timely opportunity to appear on the world st...

Olympics women's hockey quarterfinal, Russian Federation vs. Switzerland highlights, updated bracket and more

Ilya Kovalchuk and Nikolai Prokhorkin each scored two goals and the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation blanked arch-rival United States 4-0 in an electric atmosphere on Saturday at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic men's hockey tournament.

More than a movie, 'Black Panther' is a movement More than a movie, 'Black Panther' is a movement

Jordan , Lupita Nyong'o , and Danai Gurira , who are from African origins. The Saturday Herald joined an elite select team of worldwide artistes, media executives, Hollywood royalty and continental bloggers in the launch of the epic superhero mo...

Moscow expects U.S. to close safe zone in northern Syria Moscow expects U.S. to close safe zone in northern Syria

The coalition has said that the pro-regime forces carried out an unprovoked attack against them in territory controlled by the USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), prompting the coalition to strike back with what it called defensive artillery ...

Copter crashes surveying natural disaster damage; 13 dead Copter crashes surveying natural disaster damage; 13 dead

Mexico's Interior Minister says Friday's quake caused some superficial damage to buildings in (wah-HAW-kah) Oaxaca, but no deaths had been reported. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that there was no tsunami threat . The authorities acti...

22 killed, 28 wounded in multiple bomb blast in Borno 22 killed, 28 wounded in multiple bomb blast in Borno

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the incident occurred on Friday at about 9:00 PM, when three suicide bombers detonated explosives at the "Kasuwar Kifi" in the outskirts of Konduga town. Hospital officials said two patients later died ...

Israel strikes Gaza after blast wounds four soldiers Israel strikes Gaza after blast wounds four soldiers

The IDF said it was investigating and it was not immediately clear if rockets or mortars had been fired or if it was a false alarm. "We, from our perspective, don't care too much which organization pulled the trigger", said Lt. Hamas has fought thr...

Saudi- Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency Saudi- Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency

It gave no timeline for the emergency decree, the second since 2016, which was announced in a statement read by an anchor on the state broadcaster. The current state of emergency has to be approved by the national parliament, which is now on recess...

Vatican revives pope's anti-paedophile panel Vatican revives pope's anti-paedophile panel

Scicluna is investigating accusations against Bishop Juan Barros, a protege of Chile's most notorious predator priest, the Rev. Fernando Karadima. "For the first time I felt that someone is listening", Cruz said after the meeting at the Church of t...

Four death sentences for Pakistan killer of Zainab, 6 Four death sentences for Pakistan killer of Zainab, 6

Her death brought rampaging mobs onto the streets in search of her killer. Ali was handed four separate death sentences after being convicted of the rape and murder of Zainab, as well as terrorism charges, prosecutor general of Punjab province Ihte...

Family of 26 offloaded from cruise ship in 'unprecedented incident' Family of 26 offloaded from cruise ship in 'unprecedented incident'

Carnival Cruise Line says police were requested to the Carnival Legend and "remove a family group of passengers". The video footage shows security staff pinning one man to the ground as a woman's screams ring through the deck . When her husband...

South Africa: Ramaphosa Can Restore Country's Voice, Democratic Leadership South Africa: Ramaphosa Can Restore Country's Voice, Democratic Leadership

South Africa's freshly-appointed president, Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday (Feb 16) hailed "a new dawn" as he pledged to tackle the corruption that his predecessor Jacob Zuma is accused of fostering. Ordinary South Africans are hopeful that he will d...

Turkey proposed Turkish, US troops station together in Syria's Manbijac Turkey proposed Turkish, US troops station together in Syria's Manbijac

Tillerson is now on a Middle East tour and was visiting Ankara , Turkey where he tried to ease the tensions between his counterpart, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu . Pro-Turkish forces are battling the militia in nearby Afrin, across Turkey's ...

Florida school grieves deadly shooting by teen suspect with troubled past Florida school grieves deadly shooting by teen suspect with troubled past

Come over your politics and get something done". Similar guns have been used in many mass shootings , including in Las Vegas previous year and Orlando in 2016. A law enforcement source tells CBS News the Broward Country sheriff's office wa...

Pakistan Marshals Soldiers to Saudi Arabia for 'Advise and Assist' Mission Pakistan Marshals Soldiers to Saudi Arabia for 'Advise and Assist' Mission

There was no official word on the number of additional troops being sent to kingdom but the Dawn newspaper quoted "multiple sources" hinting that it might be the size of a composite brigade. Taking a major decision, the army on Thursday announced t...

State burial for Zimbabwe's opposition leader Tsvangirai State burial for Zimbabwe's opposition leader Tsvangirai

Nine months after its formation, the MDC won 57 seats in parliament, five short of the ruling party's 62, the first time Mr Mugabe's party came close to losing its parliamentary majority. Tsvangirai's lengthy illness had widened fissures in the party...

Former President Zuma will not attend Sona Former President Zuma will not attend Sona

But the EFF's Julius Malema reportedly said the EFF would use Parliament to hold Ramaphosa to account for his role in the Marikana massacre. Fellow EFF MP Godrich Gardee added: "You can not elect this man". The EFF and the DA have both said they ...

BT Group (BT.A) Receives "Equal weight" Rating from Morgan Stanley

It has outperformed by 20.71% the S&P500. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Sector Perform" on Monday, November 9. The firm's market capitalization is GBX 1.61 billion. Citigroup has "Buy" rating and $19 target. Utah Retirement S...

Congress May Hold Steve Bannon in Contempt Congress May Hold Steve Bannon in Contempt

Bannon's legal team and the White House have negotiated with the House's lawyers about his return appearance and what questions he could answer, while pushing back the deadline of the subpoena as the talks dragged on. Bannon left after less than th...

Porter's stint stirs legislator questions; panel chief raises security concerns Porter's stint stirs legislator questions; panel chief raises security concerns

That contradicted White House press secretary Sarah Sanders' assertion Monday that the White House learned "the extent of the situation involving Rob Porter " on February 6 - the day of the initial Daily Mail report - and that Porter's security ...

Mount Hood Climber Dies After Falling Nearly 1000 Feet Mount Hood Climber Dies After Falling Nearly 1000 Feet

Rescue crews worked to retrieve climbers who became stranded on Oregon's Mount Hood Monday. At least seven other climbers spent hours stranded on the face of the mountain on Tuesday before they could be reached by rescuers. Posekany, who lives in E...

Paid porn star from own pocket, says Trump's lawyer Paid porn star from own pocket, says Trump's lawyer

In January, The Wall Street Journal reported that a legal company in DE formed by Mr Cohen made the six digit payment to Ms Daniels in 2016 to keep her from discussing the affair during the presidential campaign. As a result, the source says, she i...

Russian Federation threatens to block YouTube and Instagram over political spat Russian Federation threatens to block YouTube and Instagram over political spat

Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs and a frequent critic of Russian Federation. In one snippet, Deripaska explains to the woman why relations between Russian Federation and the United States are so bad. At the time of th...

Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation may team up on LNG, nuclear and chemicals Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation may team up on LNG, nuclear and chemicals

Oil also gained as the US dollar weakened, falling to a 15-month low against the yen. Mr Al Falih was reported to have replied, "That's why I'm here". There has been concern about that deal's efficacy due to the sharper-than-expected increase in USA ...

Rents in Louth rise by largest amount nationally in the a year ago Rents in Louth rise by largest amount nationally in the a year ago

The average advertised rent is now €792, up 50% from its lowest point. A lack of suitable properties is largely to blame for the spiralling costs, with just 3,143 units available to rent nationwide as of February 1 this year. However, he insisted t...

British frigate to sail through South China Sea British frigate to sail through South China Sea

Williamson, said the United States could "only concentrate on so many things at once". "If not provocation, the Royal Navy should behave modestly when passing through the South China Sea ", it said in an English-language editorial published lat...

Pence avoids Olympics encounter with North Korean official Pence avoids Olympics encounter with North Korean official

The IOC and the two Koreas signed a tripartite agreement on January 20 in Lausanne that set out the details of North Korea's Olympic participation, including the number of athletes, the sports they would take part in as well as their joint march.

After IS war, Kuwait hosts conferences on rebuilding Iraq After IS war, Kuwait hosts conferences on rebuilding Iraq

The rebuilding effort includes Iraq's infrastructure and economy. But will representatives from 70 countries and over 2,300 businesses alongside the World Bank and European Union at the February 12-14 Kuwait International Conference for the R...

Pakistan lays 'moral compass' Asma Jahangir to rest Pakistan lays 'moral compass' Asma Jahangir to rest

Jahangir's sister, lawyer and human rights activist Hina Jilani, told Geo News that "the way she [Asma] lived, it's not just the family's loss but also of those who are voiceless and whose voices she raised". In recent years, she was outspoken over ...

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