World Now # 28



Key parts of the internet infrastructure face large-scale attacks that threaten the global system of web traffic, the internet’s address keeper warned on Friday.The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) declared after an emergency meeting “an ongoing and significant risk” to key parts of the infrastructure that affects the domains on which websites are kept.“They are going after the internet infrastructure itself,” ICANN chief technology officer David Conrad said. “There… …

WPXI | 2019-02-23

PARIS (AP) – President Emmanuel Macron pledged Saturday to protect European farming standards and culinary traditions threatened by aggressive foreign


The Times of India | 2019-02-23

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has written a letter to the UN rights chief over alleged human rights violations in KashmirQureshi


Gulf News | 2019-02-23

DauraNigeria: Gunfire opened Nigeria’s delayed election on Saturday as President Muhammadu Buhari seeks a second term in Africa’s most populous nation. Among


Dawn | 2019-02-23

Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Yasin Malik has been arrested in a crackdown on leaders in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK), Hurriyatleader Mirwaiz | 2019-02-23

Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguezannounced on Friday night the closing of three bridges connecting the country with Colombia. “Due to | 2019-02-22

Special counsel Robert Mueller will not deliver a report to the attorney general next week, as was previously reported by multiple outlets, a senior Department


Trump, Xi In Talks To Meet At Mar-A-Lago Next Month

Who’s ready for another slice of that “beautiful” chocolate cake?

The Japan News | 2019-02-22

The Associated Press BARCELONA (AP) — Protesters backing Catalonia’s secession from Spain clashed with police and blocked roads across the northeastern region


This is Money | 2019-02-22

Labour slumped to third place in Scottish politicsbehind the Conservatives because the party “gave up the middle ground”, former prime minister Tony Blair has


The Irish Times | 2019-02-22

Botswanahome to almost a third of Africa’s elephants, is considering lifting a ban on big game hunting, to combat what the government says is growing conflict


AOL | 2019-02-22

Former minister Ian Austin has quit Labour, saying he is “ashamed” of the party under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership and “appalled” by


Xinhua | 2019-02-22

DAR ES SALAAM, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) — At least 19 people were killed on Thursday night in Tanzania‘s southern highlands region of Songwe after their minibus


Wtop | 2019-02-22

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Interior Ministrysays that it has launched a money laundering probe involving the influential leader of Moldova’s Democratic


This is Money | 2019-02-22

German Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s government has sparred with both France and Britain over its decision to freeze weapons sales to Saudi ArabiaExport power




Xinhua | 2019-02-21

MOSCOW, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) — Russia‘s new hypersonic Tsirkon missiles can pierce any air defense systems or missile shields, Russian military expert and retired


Wtop | 2019-02-21

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has convicted two former employees of gun maker Heckler & Kochover their role in delivering weapons that ended up in troubled


BBC News | 2019-02-21

When he returned to Switzerland, he was arrested. Joining a foreign army without the explicit permission of the government is forbidden under Switzerland’s


Vox | 2019-02-21

The School Strike 4 Climate movement has inspired kids in dozens of countries to demand action on climate change. Thousands of young climate change activists


Kyodo | 2019-02-21

Hong Kong bookseller who fled China in 2016 after being detained for selling banned titles in the mainland said Wednesday his fate could be sealed if Hong


Petroleum World | 2019-02-21

A volunteer sorts U.S. aid packages at a warehouse near the Tienditas International Bridge in Cucuta, Colombia Play video: VenezuelaMilitary Might Not Follow


Journal Tribune | 2019-02-21

In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the “Empire” FYC Event in Los Angeles. A police official says



This is Money | 2019-02-20

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahuduring their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow on July 11, 2018


Canada Dot Com | 2019-02-20

Three Conservative members of Parliament — all outspoken opponents of Brexit — have quit the party to join a new centrist group. Anna SoubryHeidi


This is Money | 2019-02-20

Ebola death: Three people riding a motorbike on a road near Beni carry a cross for a grave An Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 500people in eastern


This is Money | 2019-02-20

By Inti Landauro and Emmanuel Jarry PARISFeb 20 (Reuters) – A French court will rule on Wednesday whether UBSSwitzerland‘s largest bank, helped wealthy


The Rock Hill Herald | 2019-02-20

Egypt on Wednesday executed nine suspected Muslim Brotherhood members convicted of involvement in the 2015 assassination of Egypt’s top prosecutor, security

Idriss Abdullahi was once a successful businessman and a husband to four wives, until the day he fled his home when Boko Haraminsurgents advanced across


The Irish Times | 2019-02-20

Shamima Begum, the Islamic State sympathiser who left the UK to travel to Syria at the age of 15, has said the British government’s decision to revoke her


The Independent | 2019-02-19

A Brexit breakthrough is “in God’s hands”, Jean-Claude Juncker has said – after Brussels once again rebuffed UK pleas to renegotiate the deal struck by Theresa

The Independent | 2019-02-19

The speaker of the US house of representatives has defied Donald Trump by leading a pro-Nato delegation to Brussels and re-stating the US’s commitment to the

The Independent | 2019-02-19

Nicolas Maduro has accused Donald Trump of speaking in an “almost Nazi style” after he called on Venezuela‘s military to abandon its beleaguered president. On

The Charlotte Observer | 2019-02-19

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Junckersays he can’t rule out that a delayed Brexit could mean the United Kingdom would participate in this spring’s

Yahoo Daily News | 2019-02-19

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel‘s prime minister is meeting with his Slovakian counterpart in a first set of sit-downs with Eastern European

Indian Express | 2019-02-19

Super Snow Moon February 2019 Date and Time in India: On February 19, 2019, there will be another Supermoon visible, and this one is also being referred to the

Reuters | 2019-02-19

India‘s top military commander in the disputed Kashmir region said on Tuesday Pakistan’s main Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency was involved in an




The Telegraph Macon | 2019-02-18

Two French pilots who made a mysterious escape from the Dominican Republic in 2015 are going on trial in southern France accused of international cocaine


This is Money | 2019-02-18

Theresa May has rejected a call from Donald Trump for the UK to take back British extremists who have fought with Islamic StateThe USPresident said European


This is Money | 2019-02-18

By Parisa Hafezi DUBAI, Feb 18 (Reuters) – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday warned his country’s government not to be deceived by European


Independent online (SA) | 2019-02-18

Harare, Zimbabwe – A Zimbabwean court has convicted prominent opposition politician Tendai Biti for announcing that his party’s leader won disputed elections


Wtop | 2019-02-18

MADRID (AP) — Conservative Europeanlawmakers who were barred from entering Venezuela this weekend are urging the European Union’s top diplomat to suspend


Time Magazine | 2019-02-18

On the first leg of his three-country Asia tour, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman announced $20 billion-worth of investments in Pakistan, a benefaction that


The Independent | 2019-02-18

In the 116th Congress, if you are a Democrat, you are either a socialist, a baby killer or an antisemite. That, at least, is what Republicanswant



This is Money | 2019-02-17

SAO PAULO, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Around 200 residents were evacuated from an area near a tailings dam in Brazil operated by Vale SA late on Saturday, amid fears


This is Money | 2019-02-17

Paris authorities have opened an investigation into anti-Semitic remarks hurled at a noted philosopher during a yellow vest protest in the capital. The incident


CNN | 2019-02-17

(CNN)In a series of tweets, President Donald Trump has said European countries should take back and put on trial hundreds of ISIS fighters who have been


The Times of India | 2019-02-17

DUBAI: Iran is ready to work with all of its neighbours to secure peace in the Middle East in the face of US and Israeli aggression, PresidentHassan Rouhani


This is Money | 2019-02-17

Iran‘s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarifpiled pressure on the EU telling Brussels that a trade mechanism to bypass US sanctions on Iran was inadequate and


Hawaii Tribune-Herald | 2019-02-17

MUNICH — German Chancellor Angela Merkeldrew lengthy applause Saturday for her spirited defense of a multilateral approach to global affairs and support


This is Money | 2019-02-17

Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces rest during an operation to expel Islamic State group jihadists from their last bastion in eastern SyriaDiehard


The Oklahoman | 2019-02-16

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s top candidates on Saturday condemned the last-minute decision to delay the presidential election for a week until Feb. 23,


The Times of India | 2019-02-16

HANOI: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will arrive in Vietnam on February 25 ahead of a planned second summit with US PresidentDonald Trump, three sources with


The Independent | 2019-02-16

The UK’s justice secretary has conceded the government may not be able to block the return of a schoolgirl who fled to Syria to join IsisDavid Gauke said


Belfast Telegraph | 2019-02-16

Philip Hammond will not visit China this weekend amid reports that Beijing pulled out of trade talks after Defence Secretary Gavin Williamsonthreatened to


Business Day | 2019-02-16

Chancellor Angela Merkel took President Donald Trump to task before an audience of senior security officials in Munich, calling his administration’s suggestion


Gulf News | 2019-02-16

Milan: Italy should leave the European Unionunless there is a decisive shift towards populist parties in European Parliament elections in May, according to a


The National | 2019-02-16

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi called for global action against extremism promoted online and spread over digital platforms, claiming that inaction was


Bowling Green Daily News | 2019-02-14

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt‘s Parliament on Thursday approved amendments to the constitution that could see President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi stay in power until 2034. The


Live Mint | 2019-02-14

Amidst threat of severe flooding in wake of rising sea-levels, island nation of Maldives has decided to revise its Nationally DeterminedContributions(NDCs) to


The Independent | 2019-02-14

Donald Trump has launched an angry attack on former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe after he revealed why he had ordered an investigation into whether the


Wtop | 2019-02-14

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s state-run news agency is quoting a police report suggesting that the Turkish fiancee of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggimay have


Wtop | 2019-02-14

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The Ukrainian Border Guards Service says it has stripped a RussianChurch-affiliated bishop of his Ukrainian citizenship and barred him


Xinhua | 2019-02-14

TIRANA, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) — An Albanian lawmaker from the main opposition Democratic Party (DP) threw ink to the Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama during the


Middle East Online | 2019-02-14

SOCHI – The leaders of RussiaTurkey and Iranmet for talks Thursday on how to work more closely together in Syria as Washington prepares to withdraw its



The Observer | 2019-02-11

India’s railways minister has been mocked for sharing a video of the country’s first locally-built fast train – using footage that had been sped up to twice its


CNN | 2019-02-11

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CNN)Malaysians will have to wait a little longer for their trial of the century. Disgraced former Prime Minister Najib Razak was due to


Lexington Herald-Leader | 2019-02-11

Egypt‘s parliament has rescheduled for this week its vote on proposed changes to the constitution that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in


This is Money | 2019-02-11

The US President and North Korean leader are due to meet in Hanoi following their landmark first summit in Singapore last June The agreement for a second summit


The Mercury News | 2019-02-11

California Senator Kamala Harris’ tough stance on truancy, her signature education issue while she was a local and state prosecutor, is again attracting


Independent online (SA) | 2019-02-11

Bangkok – Thailand‘s election panel on Monday disqualified the sister of the king from running for prime minister, putting an end to a stunning, short-lived


London Evening Standard | 2019-02-11

A new government shutdown was looming after fresh talks broke down in Washington over funding for President Donald Trump‘s controversial border wall with | 2019-02-08

Prominent Brexit campaigner Nigel Farageannounced on Friday he would stand as a candidate for a new “Brexit Party” to contest European Parliament elections if


Scotsman | 2019-02-08

Saudi Arabia quietly held a second court hearing for 11 people facing charges over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an independent UN human rights | 2019-02-08

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Friday moved to block his elder sister’s surprise bid to run for prime minister in March, calling her candidacy for a


This is Money | 2019-02-08

US President Donald Trump has said a resolution to the trade dispute with Beijing will depend on a meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping, but it won’t take


Gulf News | 2019-02-08

New DelhiUnion Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday slammed the Congress for its promise to withdraw the Triple Talaq Bill, saying that 32 years after


Arkansas Online | 2019-02-08

LOS ANGELES — The publisher of the National Enquirer said Friday it will look into claims of extortion and blackmail made by Amazon CEOJeff Bezos, who said the | 2019-02-08

MOGADISHU, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) — The United Statesmilitary said Friday it killed 15 fighters from the extremist group al-Shabaab in two airstrikes conducted in



Ledger Enquirer | 2019-02-07

Philippine official says an Abu Sayyaf militant leader accused of plotting a recent suicide attack in a Roman Catholic cathedral in the south may be


The Independent | 2019-02-07

A Norwegian flight to Nice has turned back to Stockholm following a bomb threat. Carrying 169 passengers, flight DY4321 from Arlanda returned as a result of a


CNN | 2019-02-07

Cucuta, Colombia (CNN)The government of embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Madurohas blocked a bridge on the Colombia-Venezuela border amid rising tensions


Gulf Daily News | 2019-02-07

International Business Thu, 07 Feb 2019 AFPPARIS – Renault is investigating a sponsorship deal with the Chateau de Versailles that included a 50,000 euro


The Independent | 2019-02-07

The closest I ever came to Venezuela, many years ago, was a transit connection at Caracas airport. I noticed a lot of soldiers in red berets and a clutch of


This is Money | 2019-02-07

Francois said Nemmouche hit him with “around 40 blows of a truncheon” Two French journalists on Thursday told a terror trial in Brussels that Mehdi Nemmouche,


Yahoo Daily News | 2019-02-07

WashingtonFeb 7 (IANSChinese Ambassador to the US Cui Tiankai has warned that the so-called “decoupling” of Beijing and Washington, who are locked in a



 Trump’s Guests Made State of the Union Address Extraordinary


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President Trump knocked it out of the park Tuesday evening in his second State of the Union address.

In what was clearly one of the best speeches of his presidency – at a time when he needed to deliver one of the best speeches of his presidency – President Trump spoke to what unites us as Americans, and delivered a stem-winder so well-crafted that it virtually forced his political opponents to cheer for him, lest they look like a cross between Scrooge and the Grinch.

The tone was measured, the pace deliberate. Clocking in at an hour and 21 minutes – a bit longer than last year’s remarks – the speech was interrupted 102 times for applause. While it was easy to see that the President enjoys the rally form of speech more than this more formal speech, he might want to consider a few more formal speeches when he campaigns. Even a CBS poll after the speech showed that 76% of Americans approved of what the President said, and 72% approved of President Trump’s ideas for immigration. His speech clearly resonated not only with Members of Congress but also the American public.

Gulf News | 2019-02-06

NEW DELHI: A right-wing Indian woman who shot an effigy of independence hero Mahatma Gandhiwith an air pistol to mark his assassination some seven decades ago


Wtop | 2019-02-06

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Kadiatou Balde grew up in a Senegalese village with the tradition of female genital mutilation. She never had a choice, but now as a


The Oklahoman | 2019-02-06

Advertisement VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vaticanis clarifying comments by Pope Francis about a case of what he called “sexual slavery” within a French


Metro UK | 2019-02-06

European Commission President Donald Tusk has slammed MPs who promoted Brexit during the 2016 referendum without first knowing how to do it. In a fiery tweet


Wtop | 2019-02-06

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian opposition parties have formed a coalition against proposed changes to the constitution that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi


Hindustan Times | 2019-02-06

The Kerala government’s counsel, while opposing the review of the Supreme Court’s order on Sabarimala, said that the “essential practice of a religion and the


The Oklahoman | 2019-02-06

Advertisement ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey is strongly condemning French President EmmanuelMacron’s decision to mark April 24 as a day of “commemoration of the


Centre Daily Times | 2019-02-04

The leaders of Germany and Japan say they will try to minimize the global economic impact from Britain’s upcoming departure from the European Union, and are


This is Money | 2019-02-04

Jolie is in Bangladesh to assess the humanitarian needs of the one million Rohingya in camps around the town of Cox’s Bazar Hollywoodsuperstar Angelina Jolie


Irish Independent | 2019-02-04

Jose Elías Rodríguez and Sudip Kar-Gupta February 4 2019 10:03 AM 0 Comments MajorEuropean nations recognise Guaido as Venezuela‘s president


The Independent | 2019-02-04

Snakes and crocodiles have been spotted on residential roads in Australia after devastating floods hit the northern state of Queensland, following eight days of


This is Money | 2019-02-04

President Donald Trump addresses US troops in Iraq during a lightning surprise visit to Ain al-Asad Air Base on December 26, 2018 Iraqi politicians on Monday


The Siasat Daily | 2019-02-04

A witness in the trial of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman told the US government the Mexicandrug kingpin drugged and raped girls as young as 13, according to court


AOL | 2019-02-04

Five people died and two others were injured after a small plane apparently came apart, raining debris across a Southern California neighborhood and igniting a


This is Money | 2019-02-03

A recent undated picture provided by the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and received by AFP on February 3, 2019 shows floodwaters as they rush over the


The Times of India | 2019-02-03

VATICAN CITYPope Francis, who will travel to the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, said he is following the humanitarian crisis in Yemen with great worry and


DNA India | 2019-02-03

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that his government is working to improve the connectivity in the Ladakh region that would not only benefit the


Yahoo Daily News | 2019-02-03

DUBAI (Reuters) – Representatives from both sides in the Yemen conflict met on a ship on the Red Sea on Sunday in a U.N.-led push to implement a stalled troop


Deccan Herald | 2019-02-03

EU officials have insisted that the deal is not open for renegotiation. But May wrote in the Sunday Telegraph that she would be “battling for Britain and


The National Herald | 2019-02-03

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Resisting widespread calls for his resignation, Virginia’s embattled governor on Saturday pledged to remain in office after


Arkansas Online | 2019-02-03

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s opposition leader called on more members of the military to abandon the country’s socialist government after Saturday’s


The Guardian | 2019-02-02

He was a Renaissance master – painter, scientist, engineer and inventor – who was hailed as one of the greatest artists who ever lived. But as Europestages a | 2019-02-01

Divers perusing the coasts of Papua New Guineahave found shards they claim show consistencies with the landing lights of Amelia Earhart’s lost plane close to | 2019-02-01

While the Indian film industry is one of the biggest and most profitable moviemakers worldwide — a feat accomplished in large part because of the hundreds of


The Guardian | 2019-02-01

In JD Salinger’s centenary year, his son and literary executor opens up about life with the Catcher in the Rye author – and for the first time, confirms there | 2019-02-01

In Germany, the postal service will now open mail and send it via email – if customers ask.Under a digitization pilot program by Germany’s national


This is Money | 2019-02-01

By Nicolás Misculin BUENOS AIRESFeb 1(Reuters) – Former Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner intends to run for the office again this year, two | 2019-02-01

Government officials are preparing to deal with “putrefying stockpiles” of rubbish in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to documents leaked to The



The Times of India | 2019-02-01

MOSCOW: Russia on Friday said it regretted Washington’s expected exit from a key arms control treaty and expected to receive formal notice from the United


Hong Kong Standard | 2019-02-01

Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders says he hopes the United States will work closely with Russia to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons after..


CNN | 2019-02-01

(CNN)Authorities in Hong Kong seized $8 million worth of smuggled endangered species parts in one of the biggest busts the city has ever recorded. Hong Kong’s


The News International | 2019-02-01

New Delhi: Two Indian Air Force pilots were killed Friday when their French-built Mirage 2000aircraft crashed minutes after take-off. The single-engine jet


Wtop | 2019-02-01

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At least three students are dead and “scores” are trapped in the rubble after a walkway collapsed at a school outside


The Irish Times | 2019-02-01

Global jostling intensified on Thursday between countries that want Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro in power and those trying to force him to resign, as


Khaleej Times | 2019-02-01

A father in the Philippines bravely fought a crocodile which had attacked his 12-year-old son and bit its leg until it let go of the boy.? DiegoAbulhasan and



Wtop | 2019-01-31

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — NATO’s chief on Thursday called on China to treat two Canadian citizens detained in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a top


The State | 2019-01-31

Italy has slipped back into recession just four years after its last one, official figures showed Thursday, in a development that’s likely to renew concerns


This is Money | 2019-01-31

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir brandishes his trademark cane at a loyalist rally in the capital Khartoum on January 9, 2019 Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir


Yahoo Daily News | 2019-01-31

More Venezuela‘s opposition leader Juan Guaido said he has held secret meetings with members of the military as he continues to put pressure on the regime with


Hamodia | 2019-01-31

GermanyFrance and Britain have officially set up a European mechanism to facilitate non-dollar trade with Iran and circumvent U.S. sanctions, two diplomats


This is Money | 2019-01-31

Yan Kefen (L) and Liu Xinglian spent 125 days stranded at Taoyuan airport Two Chinese activists who spent more than four months trapped in limbo at a Taiwanese

Yahoo Daily News | 2019-01-31

ROME (Reuters) – Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Thursday a new centre-right government that would sweep the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement


Survey: Half Of Doctors Considering Leaving Medicine — Because Of Health Insurance Headaches


Poll of 600 physicians shows frustration over insurer policies and delays that doctors say could be leaving patients in prolonged pain.

WASHINGTON — Are health insurance policies creating nightmares for physicians and hazards for their patients? A new study finds that nearly nine in ten doctors believe barriers set by insurance plans have led to worsened conditions for patients in need of care.

Researchers with Aimed Alliance, a non-profit that seeks to protect and enhance the rights of health care consumers and providers, say that doctors are so fed up with the constant headaches caused by insurers, two-thirds would recommend against pursuing a career in medicine, and nearly half (48%) are considering a career change altogether.