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by | January 21, 2018 | 05:40

By 2020, IRENA expects solar PV costs to be halved from the current levels. The current cost spectrum for fossil fuel power generation ranges from 5-17 cents per kWh. The intergovernmental body attributes the cost reductions to competitive procurement practices, arrival of a large number of experienced medium-to-large project developers competing for worldwide projects and also continued technology advancements.

by | January 21, 2018 | 06:37

However, the hashtag #TrumpShutdown was also trending on Twitter late Friday night, and Democrats believe that it's Republicans who will end up shouldering the majority of blame from the public given the GOP controls both Congress and the White House.

by | January 21, 2018 | 05:22

Yet despite Russian reservations, it appears there was high level communication between Turkey and Russia on the operation. The chief of staff of Turkey's army, Hulusi Akar, who is commanding the operation, visited Moscow on Thursday with the head of Turkey's National Intelligence Organization, Hakan Fidan.

by | January 21, 2018 | 04:45

Neymar continues to be one of the hottest properties in the game following his move from Barcelona to the Parc des Princes and his performances in Ligue 1 are thought to have attracted the interest of Real. The Portuguese has often used the threat of returning to Manchester United as leverage when negotiating an improved contract at the Bernabeu, but it is less likely to work this time.

by | January 21, 2018 | 05:23

According to police, a vehicle fitting the description of one leaving the scene was found burned in Langley in the area of 224th Street and 61st Avenue. Witnesses told CTV they heard up to eight gunshots. That incident was related to gang violence, police said. One of those shootings led to the death of innocent 74-year-old bystander Ping Shun Au, who lived next door to the house targeted in September 2015.

by | January 21, 2018 | 03:22

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond said the ban "drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination". That program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA , also grants work permits to about 700,000 immigrants brought to this country illegally by their parents.

by | January 21, 2018 | 04:08

Attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice said in a court filing that they were appealing the January 9 ruling by a federal judge preventing President Donald Trump from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. It allows those who entered the United States without authorization before age 16, had lived in the US for at least five years, had attended school or served in the military, and who had no serious criminal records to apply for renewable two-year reprieves from ...

by | January 21, 2018 | 03:08

Graham, a Republican from SC, said it was clear that the president, Sen. "Eric Trump, while green is the color of money, green is also what you say when someone is naive or simple", she mocked him. But during the 2016 campaign he did authorize his personal doctor to release some medical information. Trump's blood pressure was 122 over 74, and his total cholesterol was 223, which is higher than recommended.

by | January 21, 2018 | 01:58

There is no difference in the degree of racism the president's remarks hold. "And I was sitting no further away from Donald Trump than Dick Durbin was", Cotton said . "I can't defend the indefensible", Mia Love, a Haitian-American congresswoman from Utah who campaigned on Mr Trump's behalf in the country's Haitian community, said.

by | January 21, 2018 | 02:44

Instagram is taking a leaf out of parent company Facebook and sister platform WhatsApp's playbook by allowing you to see when your friends were last active. In good news for the latter camp, the app has provided for an easy way to opt out of the feature. Instagram now notifies users of a screenshot only if the image or video is sent on Instagram Direct.

by | January 21, 2018 | 02:47

Perry said she believed presidents should be subject to a raft of tests to establish they are fit to serve. Nielsen's testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee echoed statements she has made since the meeting on Thursday with Trump and Republican and Democratic legislators, which roiled the debate on an immigration law deal and generated accusations of racism toward Trump.

by | January 21, 2018 | 03:14

He, however, said despite the feeling, he would meet him, reports Pakistan's Dawn. Meanwhile, the house also discussed the growing incidents of child abuse and murders in the country, especially after the issue created a public uproar after the rape and murder of a minor girl in Kasur district of Punjab.

by | January 21, 2018 | 00:44

Last week a group of mental health professionals sent an urgent public letter to the president's doctor requesting he test Trump's cognitive abilities. A BMI of 30 and over is considered obese. After speaking with Dr Jackson, he claims he admitted he had heart disease. "It does rule out the need to do any other cognitive assessment", Jackson said.

by | January 21, 2018 | 01:36

Meehan reportedly expressed his romantic interest in a decades-younger aide, and retaliated against her professionally after she became involved in a serious relationship outside the office and rejected his overtures. The fund allows payments to be disguised as salary and reported months later, but the Times reported the sum is likely in the thousands. Two have resigned: Trent Franks, Republican of Arizona, and John Conyers Jr., Democrat of MI.

by | January 21, 2018 | 00:46

Noting that the EC's order defied the "principles of natural justice", Bharadwaj said the poll panel did not hear the MLAs' side. Welcoming the EC's decision, the BJP said Delhi CM Kejriwal should immediately resign. "This time if elections happen, BJP candidates will lose their deposit". Sources said that Kejriwal has called these MLAs to calm their nerves and also assure that there was no immediate danger to their future and legislators.

by | January 20, 2018 | 23:27

The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) has told those in the park to leave only if the path is clear or if directed by emergency services. Boats from Marine Rescue NSW, NSW Police, NSW Maritime and Surf Life Saving NSW evacuated up to 80 people from the Royal National Park.

by | January 21, 2018 | 00:22

Hamas, the Islamist movement that dominates Gaza and is at odds with the Fatah Movement which dominates the West Bank, issued a statement praising the Barhoum family's action as illustrating "its nobleness and deep affiliation with the (anti-Israel) resistance".

by | January 21, 2018 | 00:11

Trump has come under fire for using a vulgar term to refer to Haiti and other African nations during a meeting about immigration last week. Durbin has had at least one prior incident of a questionable claim after a closed-door meeting, Townhall reported.

by | January 20, 2018 | 23:49

She said "others in the room were also using tough language". Shortly before the meeting on Thursday, Trump had an agreeable conversation with Sen. Administration officials and lawmakers spent the holiday weekend debating the precise presidential vulgarity used, and moved to cast last Thursday's White House meeting as a salty affair, with expletives flying in all directions.

by | January 20, 2018 | 23:23

State police said three people suffered minor injuries. Traffic is now being directed off Interstate 91 north at exit 49. Massachusetts State Police said they expect the closure to last at least until dark. Around noon, Mass. State Police tweeted an update stating that all lanes of Interstate 91 are expected to remain closed until Saturday evening. Springfield Fire Department confirmed that one person has died in the crash.

by | January 20, 2018 | 23:34

The rogue boatie who foiled a third rocket launch attempt at Mahia Peninsula will not be charged, police say. The New Zealand-born aerospace company tried to launch the rocket, named "Still Testing", from the Māhia Peninsula before Christmas previous year, but strong wind high in the atmosphere, a power fault, and too much liquid oxygen feeding into the rocket's engine obstructed multiple launch attempts.

by | January 20, 2018 | 23:07

A meeting at the International Olympic Committee headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland kicked off about half an hour ago, to determine North Korea's participation at next month's PyeongChang Winter Olympics. It was supposed to be led by the art troupe's leader Hyon Song Wol. Majority were South Koreans left stranded after the 1950-1953 Korean War, but hundreds of others from around the world - including women from Lebanon, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Romania and France - were taken or ...

by | January 20, 2018 | 22:22

The stock increased 0.60% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $47.16. About 1.61M shares traded. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Whiting Petroleum Corporation by 590.1% in the fourth quarter. Therefore 73% are positive. Popular Inc had 34 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital on Wednesday, May 10 with "Mkt Perform".

by | January 20, 2018 | 22:24

Stipe Miocic defends his heavyweight title against top-ranked challenger Francis Ngannou , while Daniel Cormier puts his light heavyweight belt up against power-punching Volkan Oezdemir . This will be Oezdemir's fourth UFC fight, with the Swiss pro representing a threat in the stand-up, having ended his last two fights in just 70 seconds combined.

by | January 20, 2018 | 21:31

Just after midnight, McConnell took the Senate floor to fault Democrats for not backing the House bill and averting a shutdown . Trump challenged Democrats for focusing more on amnesty for illegal immigrants than funding the government. Lindsey Graham , R-S.C., had been pushing earlier in the evening. McConnell said the Senate will reconvene Saturday at noon. The House is to return to duty Saturday morning.

by | January 20, 2018 | 22:38

The White House , in a statement by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders reacting to the government shutdown, said Senate Democrats owned the unfortunate event and blamed "obstructionist losers" for failing to reach a deal. Hours before the shutdown, Trump had laid the entire blame at the doorstep of Democrats. In 2013, tea party Republicans believed they, too, had a strong hand when they argued that President Barack Obama was willing to put Obamacare ahead of operating the government .

by | January 20, 2018 | 21:41

The stock increased 1.25% or $1.44 during the last trading session, reaching $116.97. About 750,164 shares traded. Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has risen 20.29% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. (NYSE:AAP) rating on Thursday, September 8. The Value Composite Two of Advance Auto Parts, Inc. The stock has "Buy" rating by Goldman Sachs on Friday, May 6.

by | January 20, 2018 | 22:15

India joined the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) in 2016 and the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies in 2017. To a question on how would the entry into this Group could help India get its berth into the Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG) - something being opposed by China - the spokesman said entry to such elite Groups do help establish "credential".

by | January 20, 2018 | 21:51

The Elephants will hope to pick up their first points of the tournament in their final group game against Uganda on Monday, 22 January. Uganda and Ivory Coast have failed to secure a win in their opening two games and have been eliminated.

by | January 20, 2018 | 21:27

They are "shooting at guests", he said. The attackers have also set fire to parts of the hotel. Afghan news agency TOLO reported that police sources confirmed that hostages had been taken. Afghanistan is suffering from the activity of Taliban, a militant group formed in the 1990s, seeking to establish a strict Sharia law in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

by | January 20, 2018 | 21:06

However, the grenade exploded outside the main gate of the police station. Clashes between protesters and government forces erupted in south Kashmir's Pulwama town Friday soon after a grenade blast which injured two civilians, sources said.

by | January 20, 2018 | 20:25

He was reportedly subpoenaed by former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller, who is leading an inquiry into alleged collusion with Russian Federation during the 2016 election campaign. Committee members grilled Mr Bannon as part of their investigation into Russian election inference, and also wanted answers from him about Mr Trump's thinking when he fired FBI Director James Comey.

by | January 20, 2018 | 20:59

Before that, Schumer went to the White House after an invitation from President Trump . Schumer blamed Trump and pointed to the Republican control in the House, Senate and White House. Otherwise, their manufactured shutdown wouldn't make any sense at all in the face of a president who wants to give them what they want. Global ratings agency Fitch said a partial shutdown was unlikely to affect America's AAA/stable rating for United States sovereign debt.

by | January 20, 2018 | 20:33

Two policemen arrived eventually, but refused outright to take the victims to the hospital and asked the people who had gathered to take them in an autorickshaw. The two boys were declared dead on arrival at the hospital. But a policemen while dismissing their pleas says, "It will stain our vehicle". According to DIG, Saharanpur range, Sunil Emannuel, after the suspension of the three cops, a departmental probe was also ordered into their alleged inhuman behaviour.

by | January 20, 2018 | 21:26

The official said the student came to school with the weapon around noon and said he wanted to meet the principal. The boy was caught by the locals and handed over to the police. On September 08, 2017, Pradhyuman Thakur, a Class II student, was found murdered with his throat slit inside a washroom of the Ryan International School at Bhondsi in Gurugram.