• Elon Musk's Tesla Will Overshoot Mars
Elon Musk's Tesla Will Overshoot Mars

The loss was narrower than Wall Street had expected , however. The electric auto company continues to predict it will be able to produce 5,000 Model 3 vehicles a week by the end of the second quarter of this year. Among the topics likely to be discussed on the conference call later today with analysts and investors are those shifting productio...

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  • #MeToo-supporting politician accused of groping male staffer
#MeToo-supporting politician accused of groping male staffer

Garcia said she would comply with the investigation. Fierro, who was 25 at the time , said he was interviewed by an outside law firm hired by the Assembly Rules Committee last Friday. "He was in shock, I was in shock - but the culture was very different back then, '" said Lerna Shirinian, Mr. Calderon's communications director. They confirmed to...

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  • Didi, SoftBank Aim Japanese Taxi Venture
Didi, SoftBank Aim Japanese Taxi Venture

DiDi and SoftBank aim to commence trial services in Osaka, Kyoto, Fukuoka, Tokyo and other locations within this year. Chen Ting, General Manager for the Express Mobility Group of DiDi Chuxing, commented: "Strategic partnerships with industry players like Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi will enable us to pool our strengths and resources to meet diversi...

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  • How to Watch the 2018 Winter Olympics and the Opening Ceremony
How to Watch the 2018 Winter Olympics and the Opening Ceremony

But ski jumpers Sara Takanashi and Yuki Ito will march with 35 other Japanese athletes behind flagbearer Noriaki Kasai at Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium , according to an announcement made by the Japanese Olympic Committee on Friday. Three American women qualified in the first round of Women's Moguls: Morgan Schild, Jaelin Kauf and Keaton McCargo...

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  • Pound falls on Barnier's Brexit transition warning
Pound falls on Barnier's Brexit transition warning

Barnier added that three "substantial" disagreements remain with between Downing Street and Brussels over plans for a transition period after Brexit, adding: "If these disagreements persist the transition is not a given". Mr Barnier was in London earlier this week for a working lunch with Mr Davis, where he told the Government " the time has come t...

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  • Dem Senator's Ties to Russian Oligarch Earns 'Wow!' From Trump
Dem Senator's Ties to Russian Oligarch Earns 'Wow!' From Trump

Steele insisted through Waldman that a bipartisan letter from the Senate Intelligence Committee should be written, asking him to testify before the congressmen in their probe into alleged Russian collusion, before the meeting could be arranged.

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  • Deadly battle with Syrian regime forces complicates Trump's Syria strategy
Deadly battle with Syrian regime forces complicates Trump's Syria strategy

In a statement from the State Department, Washington threw its weight behind a United Nations call for a new ceasefire in Ghouta and demanded that Russian Federation rein in its ally, Bashar Al-Assad. Eastern Ghouta , which lies just east of the capital Damascus, is controlled by rebel factions including Islamists. It is estimated that 4...

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  • Porter's ex-wife: He will abuse Hope Hicks 'if he hasn't already'
Porter's ex-wife: He will abuse Hope Hicks 'if he hasn't already'

Instead, Kelly and others oversaw an elevation in Porter's standing. Meanwhile, the Porter that Kelly and other top staff saw every day at the White House was excellent at his job and cordial to his colleagues. Porter never received a permanent clearance. When Kelly, then secretary of Homeland Security moved to the White House, he was widely ...

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  • Russia improving defences at military bases in Syria - agencies
Russia improving defences at military bases in Syria - agencies

They "were likely seeking to seize oilfields in Khusham that had been a major source of revenue for Daesh from 2014 to 2017", the official said, using the Arabic acronym for ISIS. "Syria confirms that the US, Britain and France bear full responsibility for obstructing the global investigation of the use of toxic chemical materials by covering the...

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  • Syria: Israel launched missiles at military targets
Syria: Israel launched missiles at military targets

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a UK-based monitoring group, says Tuesday marked the " largest massacre in Syria " since April's chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province when more than 80 people were killed. The SSRC is promoted by the Syrian government as a civilian research institute but the U.S. accuses the agency of...

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  • Suspected Syrian Chemical Weapons Facility Targeted by Overnight Airstrikes
Suspected Syrian Chemical Weapons Facility Targeted by Overnight Airstrikes

The UN humanitarian coordinator for Syria , Panos Moumtzis, had called for the ceasefire to allow aid convoys to reach civilians in Eastern Ghouta . The head of the International Inquiry commission on Syria, Paulo Pinheiro said in a statement that the ongoing siege of Eastern Ghouta by the government of Syria involves the violation of int...

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  • Pipeline Construction Resumes, as Groups Condemn DEP Decision
Pipeline Construction Resumes, as Groups Condemn DEP Decision

In response to the Jan. 3 order , Sunoco submitted an Initial Response on January 12, 2018, as well as two supplemental responses on January 22 and 29, 2018 in response to DEP requests for additional information and clarification. In a statement , DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell said the Department will continue to monitor and enforce the conditi...

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  • Haute furore: Japanese public school criticised for $700 Armani uniforms
Haute furore: Japanese public school criticised for $700 Armani uniforms

A Japanese school's plan to introduce Armani-branded uniforms for its students, at a cost of almost $750 a pop, has sparked complaints and fierce debate, even reaching as far as parliament . "I'm anxious that a wrong notion that something expensive is good and something cheap is bad could be imprinted on children", said the woman, whose child is s...

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  • Egypt army launches major anti-terrorism security operation in Sinai, Nile Delta
Egypt army launches major anti-terrorism security operation in Sinai, Nile Delta

The operation covers areas in Sinai, the Delta and the Western Desert, and the border cities, said Tamer el Refai, a spokesperson of the armed forces. Egyptian army special forces man a temporary checkpoint outside Sharm el-Sheikh airport where the doomed Russian plane took off before crashing last month, as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi visits on...

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  • SoftBank chief Masayoshi Son plans telecom unit IPO
SoftBank chief Masayoshi Son plans telecom unit IPO

The money from the initial public offering would be used to bolster the Japanese technology and investment conglomerate's finances, which have been strained by a series of huge acquisitions in recent years. The discount frustrates executives at SoftBank . This would be below the 33.3 percent threshold above which SoftBank would be required to ma...

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  • Good Economy Boosts Trump to Highest Rating in Seven Months
Good Economy Boosts Trump to Highest Rating in Seven Months

Conversely, 43 percent disapprove. "Given the overwhelmingly negative coverage President Trump has received (in the 90% negative range) and the overwhelmingly positive coverage President Obama enjoyed (remember the late night comedian who complained that there was nothing to joke about early in Obama's presidency?), these approval polls reveal ...

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  • The US government shuts down for the second time in 2018
The US government shuts down for the second time in 2018

But even that outcome is far from certain amid the chaos that's forced a second, at least momentary, government shutdown in the past three weeks. The Senate approved it earlier on Friday. It also would increase the government's debt cap, preventing a first-ever default on US obligations that looms in just a few weeks. It raises the federal debt...

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  • Pakistan, Jordan to boost cooperation in trade, education
Pakistan, Jordan to boost cooperation in trade, education

King Abdullah II of Jordan appreciated Pakistan's stance regarding the resolution of challenges faced by Muslim Ummah. The Jordan's Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Lieutenant General Mahmoud Freihat and other Jordanian officials also participated in the meeting while the Federal Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir, the Foreign Secretary Tehmina Jan...

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  • Not naive about North Korea: Minister
Not naive about North Korea: Minister

The United Nations bans sending luxury items to North Korea or to North Korean nationals. It will be the first time North Korea has attended an Olympics in the South, after they boycotted the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul. Naturally, with the attendance of its ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong Nam , Pyongyang wants the global audience to belie...

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  • Australia PM Malcolm Turnbull Confronts Scandal Over Deputy's Extramarital Affair
Australia PM Malcolm Turnbull Confronts Scandal Over Deputy's Extramarital Affair

Aussie Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce and former staffer Vikki Campion are having a baby. Deputy Prime Minister Joyce's ex-wife Natalie spoke out after the news broke on Wednesday, admitting she's "devastated", and now the prime minister has sympathised with her - and said he's "very conscious of the distress" the ordeal has caused her.

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  • Pence Hints At 'Toughest' Economic Sanctions Yet Against North Korea
Pence Hints At 'Toughest' Economic Sanctions Yet Against North Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet North Korean government delegates to the PyeongChang Olympic Games this week, his office said on Thursday. "It is significant that the delegation also includes Kim Yo Jong, who is Chairman Kim Jong Un's sister and holds an important position in the Workers' Party of Korea", the country's Unification ...

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  • Russian athletes have appeal to compete in Winter Olympics dismissed
Russian athletes have appeal to compete in Winter Olympics dismissed

Expectations are sky-high for an array of stars at Pyeongchang, including American skiers Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn, while the drama in figure skating centres on whether Japan's "Ice Prince" Yuzuru Hanyu can recover from injury to retain his crown.

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  • US Lawmakers Seek Budget Breakthrough On Eve Of Shutdown Deadline
US Lawmakers Seek Budget Breakthrough On Eve Of Shutdown Deadline

The Senate is expected to vote on, and pass, a budget compromise which was hammered out by leadership from both sides of the aisle. Defense spending would increase by $ 80 billion over current law in this fiscal year and $85 billion in the one that begins October 1.

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  • PM Modi Begins His 4-day Visit to Jordan, Palestine, UAE, Oman
PM Modi Begins His 4-day Visit to Jordan, Palestine, UAE, Oman

A fortnight before the board exams commence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address the students of the country to discuss the importance of exams and why exams should be fun. During the visit, the Prime Minister will hold discussions on matters of mutual interest with their leaders, apart from participating in other events.

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  • The Senate's Blockbuster Spending Deal
The Senate's Blockbuster Spending Deal

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the agreement on the Senate floor and on Twitter Wednesday. "No one would suggest it is ideal, but we worked hard to find common ground and remained focused on serving the American people", said McConnell.

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