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World Transparency International releases Nigeria's current ranking in corruption
Author: 0 Transparency International releases Nigeria's current ranking in corruption

TI said key institutions in the anti-corruption war face challenges in delivering their mandate because of a pervading culture of impunity among the political and economic elite. The report said 37 percent of Trinbagonians said agreed with making reports where instances of corruption were found, however this was the lowest compared to countries like Jamaica (52%) and Costa Rica (75%).

World President Trump slams former White House staffer Cliff Sims over new book
Author: 0 President Trump slams former White House staffer Cliff Sims over new book

The former Special Assistant to the President and Director of White House Message Strategy told the ladies of " The View " on Monday that he was no different than a slew of others who deceive the president. Described as a "savvy consumer of news", Melania is said to spend hours every day going through media coverage of the president - both in print and on TV.

World Warren Mocks 'Billionaire' Howard Schultz
Author: 0 Warren Mocks 'Billionaire' Howard Schultz

He added a profanity, urged Schultz not to help re-elect President Donald Trump and told the former coffee executive to "go back to Davos". "What's "ridiculous" is billionaires who think they can buy the presidency to keep the system rigged for themselves while opportunity slips away for everyone else", the senator tweeted .

World Serial killer pleads guilty to 8 murders in Canada
Author: 0 Serial killer pleads guilty to 8 murders in Canada

Landscaper Bruce McArthur , 67, was first arrested last January when he was charged with the murder of two men who had gone missing in 2017. McArthur made global headlines last January when he was charged with murdering two missing men after their dismembered bodies were found hidden in the bottom of planters on a property where McArthur had done landscaping work on and stored some of his tools.

World SC rejects review petition against Asia Bibi's acquittal
Author: 0 SC rejects review petition against Asia Bibi's acquittal

In her hideout, protected by Pakistani security, she has longed for her children, speaking nearly daily to her daughters in Canada , according to a friend who was interviewed by The Associated Press . "She should now finally be free to be reunited with her family and leave the country if she chooses". Radical Islamists had demanded the court reverse its October 31 acquittal and execute Bibi, who spent eight years on death row and has remained under guard at a secret place since her ...

World Kamala Harris launches 2020 campaign with Oakland rally
Author: 0 Kamala Harris launches 2020 campaign with Oakland rally

So, let's answer that question to the world and each other, right here and right now. "We are better than this", she said. "But that is not our story". Without ever mentioning his name, Harris repeatedly cast herself as the direct contrast to the president on a wide range of issues - from women's and immigrants' rights, to cybersecurity and American security overseas.

Author: 0 Britain Braced For Sleet And Ice As Weather Warnings Issued

Around 1cm to 3cm of the white stuff is expected to accumulate "quite widely", the Met Office said, with the possibility of 5cm to 10cm falling on higher ground. The whole region is forecast to see icy conditions. NI Weather & Flood Advisory meanwhile has warned: "There is risk of heavy snow during Tuesday and also Thursday this coming week leading to a risk of accumulations, possibly significant in places, especially later in the week".

World With No-Deal Brexit Looming, UK Firms Plan Mass Exodus
Author: 0 With No-Deal Brexit Looming, UK Firms Plan Mass Exodus

There is a risk that her Conservative party and their Northern Irish allies, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), could turn against her if she pursues either a "softer" or a no-deal Brexit . He said: "Peace and the Good Friday Agreement are more important than Brexit". Speaking to the same conference, a former British envoy to the EU, Ivan Rogers, said he expected the deadlock to persist in the coming weeks, saying it had always seemed likely that the outcome would remain in doubt until ...

World Anti-Brexit protest gathers hundreds in Northern Ireland
Author: 0 Anti-Brexit protest gathers hundreds in Northern Ireland

Mr O'Donovan told RTÉ's Six One News that Mr Varadkar's comments this morning were articulating the sort of border that we do not want to go back to. Appearing on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, Mr Coveney was asked what uniform the troops would be wearing.

Author: 0 'Ai Petri. Crimea' painting found in Moscow region, suspect detained

On Sunday evening, a man walked through a crowd of visitors at Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery , calmly approached a painting of a Crimean mountaintop, then lifted it off the wall and carried it out of the gallery into broad daylight. It also praised authorities for recovering the painting. A spokesman for President Vladimir Putin played down the incident, saying art thefts occur in other countries and noting the painting had been found quickly.

World At Least 5 Cops Shot, Injured in Houston, Texas
Author: 0 At Least 5 Cops Shot, Injured in Houston, Texas

My thoughts and prayers are with the wounded officers and the members of the Houston Police Department on this bad day. A suspect was dead at the scene and SWAT officers were working to make sure no one else was inside the building where the shooting took place, police said .

World Matthew Whitaker: Mueller Probe 'Close To Being Completed'
Author: 0 Matthew Whitaker: Mueller Probe 'Close To Being Completed'

Hassan isn't the only Democratic senator who has strong reservations about the way Barr would handle Mueller's probe if confirmed as attorney general. And Trump's nominee (who previously served as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush in the early 1990s) responded, "I do not believe that the Special Counsel regulations should be amended during the current special counsel's work and would resign rather than alter the regulations for the goal of firing the special counsel without ...

World Snow remaining likely for Tuesday morning
Author: 0 Snow remaining likely for Tuesday morning

Around Boston, the storm will begin as snow but eventually transition to rain Tuesday night as the temperature climbs above freezing, forecasters said . Saturday: Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 20s. On Thursday it will be sunny with highs only reaching the mid teens. Look for a slight snow chance to arrive on Thursday , mainly with a few flakes.

World Duke director out after telling students not to speak Chinese
Author: 0 Duke director out after telling students not to speak Chinese

In the email, Neely said that she had been approached by two faculty members who complained about global students speaking Chinese in student lounge and study areas. "To worldwide students, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE keep these unintended consequences in mind when you choose to speak Chinese in the building". Over the weekend, screenshots of Neely's email went viral on Twitter before making their way to Chinese social media.

World US, Taliban agree to end 17-year Afghanistan conflict
Author: 0 US, Taliban agree to end 17-year Afghanistan conflict

How significant were the talks? "We made significant progress on vital issues." Meanwhile, sources within the Taliban have confirmed that the Taliban and USA has finalised clauses to be included in a draft agreement to end the 17-year-old Afghan war.

World Government shutdown cost U.S. economy $11bn
Author: 0 Government shutdown cost U.S. economy $11bn

The longest-ever government shutdown cost the American economy $11 billion, although about $8 billion in that will be made up in additional economic activity as back-pay goes out to federal workers, the Congressional Budget Office said in a report on Monday.

World Social Media Reacts To 'Progresses' In US-Taliban Talks
Author: 0 Social Media Reacts To 'Progresses' In US-Taliban Talks

Despite the looming general election, India should take serious note of the implications of the latest round of Taliban-U.S. talks that ended on Sunday, experts said here. Afghans have expressed tentative hopes about the talks tempered by fears of an American exit. Khalilzad met with the Taliban on a number of occasions in recent months - most recently last week in Qatar where the Taliban have a political office - in the latest bid to end the United States' longest war.

World Armed Citizen Helps Save 65-Year-Old Man from Road Rage Incident
Author: 0 Armed Citizen Helps Save 65-Year-Old Man from Road Rage Incident

Mark Fitzgerald and Richard Kamrowski were traveling westbound on the Massachusetts Turnpike on Friday afternoon, some 15 miles from downtown Boston , when they wound up in a minor sideswipe-type collision. "I wasn't getting off the vehicle", he added. "He kept going fast, slow, fast, slow tried to get me to slide off". "That encounter became adversarial", police said, "and at some point, Kamrowski retrieved a water bottle from the interior of Fitzgerald's vehicle before taking a position ...

World Howard Schultz lacks
Author: 0 Howard Schultz lacks "guts" to run for president, Trump says

A fiery response from Trump was expected. As for Trump's line about Schultz not being the "smartest person", here's what Schultz said in full context. "I ask myself, 'How are we going to pay for all these things?' in terms of things like single-payer or people espousing the fact that the government is going to give everyone a job".

World Aircraft with a professional football player, onboard vanished from the Radar
Author: 0 Aircraft with a professional football player, onboard vanished from the Radar

The plane was flying from the French city of Nantes to Cardiff , where the 28-year-old Sala was due to start playing for the Welsh capital's Premier League club. Mr Ibbotson, 59, of Crowle, Lincolnshire, held a private pilot's licence and passed a medical exam as recently as November, according to Federal Aviation Administration records.

World White House preparing draft national emergency order amid shutdown
Author: 0 White House preparing draft national emergency order amid shutdown

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders refused Friday to deny that President Trump was the person who directed a "senior" official on his campaign to contact Roger Stone urging him to get stolen emails from WikiLeaks. With Trump's major cave on Friday, he appeared to lose any remaining leverage he thought he had over Democrats to force a deal on border security to his liking.

World Roger Stone Doesn't Rule Out Cooperating With Mueller If He's Asked
Author: 0 Roger Stone Doesn't Rule Out Cooperating With Mueller If He's Asked

Stone said he's speaking to the press to expose "extraordinary" tactics used to arrest him on Friday and once against asked for legal defense help from the public. Stone denied destroying evidence, said he never spoken to Trump as a candidate or as president about Russian Federation and replied "absolutely, positively not" when asked whether the president has ever suggested pardoning him.

World Polar vortex to blast Midwest
Author: 0 Polar vortex to blast Midwest

Monday morning with periods of 1 to 1.5 inches of snow per hour, especially over far northern IL. Forecasters say arctic cold will follow the snow. AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski said that, potentially, "more than 6 inches of snow" could fall near Fargo, North Dakota; Minneapolis, Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Chicago and Detroit.

World California Holocaust ceremony interrupted by man shouting anti-Semitic slurs
Author: 0 California Holocaust ceremony interrupted by man shouting anti-Semitic slurs

There the survivors will share their testimonies of horrors they experienced and witnessed at the camp, after which Jews and Christians will join in prayer. According to a poll released Sunday by The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust , five percent of adults in the United Kingdom don't believe the Holocaust happened, and 64 percent either don't know the number of Jews murdered or underestimate that number.

World Steve Martin Returns To SNL As Roger Stone
Author: 0 Steve Martin Returns To SNL As Roger Stone

Trump namesake Donald Trump Jr . may soon be facing his " time in the barrel ", if Democrats like Rep. Adam Schiff have anything to do with it. Schiff says he hopes Special Counsel Robert Mueller will review Junior's congressional testimony with an eye toward a possible "perjury prosecution".

World The shutdown is temporarily over. When will federal workers get paid?
Author: 0 The shutdown is temporarily over. When will federal workers get paid?

When will the president deliver his state of the union address? Trump demanded the House of Representatives, controlled by the Democrats, to sanction United States dollars 5.7 billion for the wall in exchange for his signature on a bill funding federal agencies, according to AL Jazeera.