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by | January 10, 2018 | 04:24

In Saudi Arabia more than 90% of budget revenues come from the oil industry while in the UAE it is roughly 80%. Some observers estimate that around 15,000 princes and princesses live in the oil-rich state. The prince explained the arrests as a part of an anti-corruption drive, but critics claim the crackdown was an attempt to consolidate power . Saudi Arabia announced Saturday it had boosted stipends and benefits for citizens to cushion the impact of economic reforms including the ...

by | January 10, 2018 | 03:36

Congress get things done. Then-Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) banned earmarks after Republicans swept the House of Representatives in 2010. Tom Cole of Oklahoma told Politico . "Number two, obviously you've lost a legislative tool that's useful, and number three you've lost the ability to literally take care of problems in your own district, you know, or the districts of other members that you need to help ...

by | January 10, 2018 | 04:55

Flavio Di Giacomo of the International Organization for Migration on Monday said that 150 plus people were aboard the boat when it set out from a Libyan beach. "The boat was small and in a bad condition - it capsized in global waters". A search is ongoing to find any possible survivors. Rescue agencies said many more were still missing, and said the death toll could be as high as 25.

by | January 10, 2018 | 04:48

The Congressional Black Caucus had been urging Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to appoint one of its members to the committee. Booker previously worked as a tenant lawyer, and served as a city council member and Newark mayor before his election to the Senate in 2013.

by | January 10, 2018 | 04:51

Ms Layman's lawyer, Justin Keiter, insisted his client, who is free on a $30,000 (£22,000) bond, was a "great person" and that said she "disagreed with Mr Buzbee's rendition of the facts". Layman was in court Tuesday morning. She then allegedly threw two sculptures, valued at $20,000 each, according to charging documents. Lindy Lou Layman made headlines a few days ago when allegations surfaced that she had destroyed US$300,000 ($419,323) worth of artwork at a man's house following a bad date.

by | January 10, 2018 | 03:27

There has been feverish speculation Oprah could run for the Democratic nomination at the next presidential election after a rousing speech at the Golden Globes that touched on female and black empowerment, her roots in poverty and support of those who speak up about sexual abuse and harassment .

by | January 10, 2018 | 04:48

Officials say the man led police to believe the incident was occurring in Calgary on 17B Street S.W. Responding police began evacuating nearby units. While officers were at the scene trying to confirm what happened, another 911 call came in from a woman who lived at the same address.

by | January 10, 2018 | 03:27

It has underperformed by 25.41% the S&P500. (NYSE:PX) to report $1.48 EPS on January, 25.They anticipate $0.07 EPS change or 4.96% from last quarter's $1.41 EPS. Pacific Heights Asset Management Lc holds 0.51% of its portfolio in Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) for 200,000 shares. Murphy Oil Corporation on 9/29/2017 reported its EPS as $-0.16 with the analysts projecting the EPS of the stock as $-0.17.

by | January 10, 2018 | 04:14

Its decision came after lawmakers a year ago phased in a $293 million increase in education funding. But he says the budget proposal his office will release tomorrow won't include a tax increase. The speech for the term-limited Governor, who has also been nominated by President Trump for an ambassadorship, focused on several main topics. The court ruled in October that the state's education funding in inadequate under the state constitution even after lawmakers phased in a $293 million ...

by | January 10, 2018 | 03:28

Finisar Corp now has $2.47B valuation. The stock increased 0.08% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $88.35. About 828,517 shares traded. The scale runs from 1 to 5 with 1 recommending Strong Buy and 5 recommending a Strong Sell. Therefore 83% are positive. Finisar Corporation had 68 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

by | January 10, 2018 | 03:16

And it has brought new scrutiny to Wolff, a 64-year-old newsroom veteran who has been a figure in NY media circles for decades. Trump tried to stop Fire and Fury from being released by having his attorney send a cease-and-desist letter to Wolff's publisher on Thursday.

by | January 10, 2018 | 04:06

Kauffman, along with seven others, were charged with conspiracy and racketeering. A Linwood doctor tried for nearly a year to arrange his wife's murder after she threatened to expose a drug ring he allegedly ran with members of a motorcycle gang, authorities said Tuesday.

by | January 10, 2018 | 02:37

Acosta has covered the White House for CNN since 2013. "These six reporters will work in conjunction with CNN's extensive team of digital White House reporters". The changes are all effective next Monday. Last August, when Trump accused him of spreading fake news, Acosta shot back, "Mr. President, haven't you spread a lot of fake news yourself, sir?" "You're attacking us, can you give us a question?" "You are fake news", Trump said .

by | January 10, 2018 | 03:10

There are also concerns about the truthfulness and transparency of the country's leaders on the issue. "As a people who were once refugees, and were once strangers in a unusual land, we believe we have a special obligation toward refugees, whatever their religion or race", they said.

by | January 10, 2018 | 04:05

Asim, who was till a couple of years ago Maldives' envoy to Bangladesh, has a hard task ahead as he has to work on "resetting the relationship", South Block sources said. The move by local authorities to suspend three councillors of an opposition party for meeting India's ambassador to Maldives, Akhilesh Mishra , also added to the strain in bilateral ties.

by | January 10, 2018 | 03:34

If he works like a super chief minister, as we hear, by meeting delegations to look into the problems with regard to power, water, non-availability of doctors at hospital, unemployment issues. Whether there is a time frame for his mission or it will go on indefinitely. Hitting out at the government for taking pride in killing record number of militants in the year 2017, Omar asked for the "reasons behind unprecedented rise in the number of youth joining militant ranks".

by | January 10, 2018 | 03:50

Egyptian media put the number up to almost 379 after a 17-minute-long clip was shared on social media that showed an Egyptian judge reading out a long list of names on Egyptian satellite television. The security dispersal of the pro-Morsi sit-ins in mid-August 2013 left hundreds dead and thousands arrested. Following Morsi's ouster, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, the army chief then, declared a war against terrorism in the country and Morsi's Brotherhood group was later designated ...

by | January 10, 2018 | 03:49

Her marksheet shows she has been given no grade for Mathematics, which has brought down her CGPA (average grade), even though she never appeared for the Mathematics exam but sat in the exam for the Music subject. "I would repeat them the next day", she explained. He said that the Board had allowed her to choose the subject of Music instead of Mathematics. "I will try every means to continue her studies".

by | January 10, 2018 | 03:15

Moreover, Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. has 0.5% invested in the company for 1.86 million shares. The Tennessee-based Wunderlich Cap Managemnt has invested 1.41% in The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 4,202,001 shares of the insurance provider's stock worth $232,917,000 after acquiring an additional 1,012,591 shares during the last quarter.

by | January 10, 2018 | 02:28

Inflation spiked at the beginning of the year following a massive fuel price increase. Currently, consumer prices inflation in Mexico is the highest since May 2001. Goldman Sachs economist Alberto Ramos said that a rate hike is "a significant probability" due to the volatility of the Mexican peso , higher than expected inflation and economic uncertainty due to the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

by | January 10, 2018 | 01:58

According to Tuesday's ruling, however, North Carolina's Republican-controlled statehouse must redraw the map with weeks to spare before the 2018 elections, or the court will appoint a special master to do it for them. Judge William Osteen, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, wrote a separate opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part. "Republicans comprise 30 percent of registered voters in North Carolina, yet they crafted a congressional map that would ensure Republican ...

by | January 10, 2018 | 02:33

The Armed robbers carted away with the sum of One million Naira, 12 expensive wristwatches and other valuable items. According to him, the robbers had met his wife at home when they launched the attack. They broke the doors and gained entrance inside the house. I love big watches. Coincidentally, my name who had installed CCTV caught the face of two of the robbers and among those that have been arrested, two of the suspects are in there.

by | January 10, 2018 | 02:33

Shares of Accenture Plc ( NYSE ACN ) traded up $1.26 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $158.93. Davidson Investment Advisors, which manages about $1.17B and $925.69M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Laboratory Corp Amer Hldgs (NYSE:LH) by 20,701 shares to 69,940 shares, valued at $10.56 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

by | January 10, 2018 | 03:37

Eliason told CNN at least three homes have been "wiped away by mudflow and debris" in the Montecito neighborhood. Ventura County also issued both mandatory and voluntary evacuations for several communities. Authorities warned that land damaged by recent wildfires is especially prone to flash flooding and debris flows because burned soil is less absorbent, repelling water as well as pavement in some cases.

by | January 10, 2018 | 02:52

After requests from the media, government officials and others, Frank said Tuesday that his office will "proceed on a case-by-case basis" in deciding whether to use resources to prosecute marijuana users and growers. "It's complete hypocrisy, really". Candidates from both sides of the aisle running to be Michigan's next Attorney General have slammed the Trump administration's new federal marijuana enforcement policies.

by | January 10, 2018 | 02:53

Hillary Clinton's campaign learned about these findings, and agreed to finance further research from Steele. Glenn Simpson, who helped found the firm, finds himself caught in the crosshairs as Republican congressional committees probe the origins of the dossier and his firm's role in its creation - in addition to simultaneously representing other clients like a Russian lawyer who attended an infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Donald Trump Jr .

by | January 10, 2018 | 03:10

The Darkest Shore follows our four heroes as they travel to an island north of Germany in pursuit of Doktor Straub. Players will need to battle through an island that is covered in fog, infested by zombies, and surrounded by the German army.

by | January 10, 2018 | 01:39

Some initial reports suggested it might have been an assassination attempt. Alami is the latest in a series of Hamas operatives who have been injured or killed as a result of their involvement with the terror group, with several similar operational mishaps purportedly occurring in Gaza previous year.

by | January 10, 2018 | 01:59

On Thursday, Jeff Sessions rescinded the 2013 Obama administration guidance that suggested the federal government would not intervene in US states where the drug is legal, which has opened the door for several states to legalize pot for medical and recreational purposes.

by | January 10, 2018 | 01:50

Al-Sissi, an army-general-turned-president, has not officially announced his candidacy, but he is widely expected to run and win in the vote set for March. Egypt's former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq announced on Sunday to drop his bid for presidency in the upcoming elections. This visit comes amid the current tense relations between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan regarding the Renaissance Dam negotiations and the already odd relations between Eritrea and Ethiopia.

by | January 10, 2018 | 02:59

Mahmood Yakubu, said in Abuja that the dates for National Assembly and Presidential elections remain February 16, 2019; while governorship and State House of Assembly elections, will hold on March 2, 2019. Yakubu said that the INEC would on January 2, 2019 publish notice of the polls, and on January 7, 2019 publish official register of voters for the election.

by | January 10, 2018 | 02:31

Ruto further said that he has no powers to dictate to the president on who to appoint or nominates to the cabinet and urged those to be appointed to focus on serving the country. The president nominated former Turkana Senator John Munyes, former Marsabit Governor Ukur Yatani and former Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko to cabinet without stating their portfolios.

by | January 10, 2018 | 02:12

President Donald Trump's United Nations ambassador says the administration hasn't changed its conditions regarding talks with North Korea amid growing tensions over the North's nuclear and missile programs. "If war is imminent we would be seeing air, sea and ground deployments taking place". Inside the White House, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis are advocating a diplomatic solution, but national security adviser H.R.

by | January 10, 2018 | 02:17

Israel has demolished 420 Palestinian structures in Israel-occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem in 2017, according to the U.N. Office for Coordination and Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The White House said on Monday U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will visit the region from January 20 to 23, embarking on a tour originally planned for December after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

by | January 10, 2018 | 00:22

A shambolic start saw CCHQ incorrectly announcing Chris Grayling as the new party chairman on Twitter before swiftly removing the tweet - sparking drama and confusion. David Lidington , the justice secretary, replaced Green on Monday but was not given Green's title of first secretary of state. But Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire has resigned from the Cabinet on grounds of ill-health, just weeks ahead of major surgery for a lesion on his right lung.