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Donald Trump has the lowest approval rating on record

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Disapproval rates for the US have changed accordingly, beginning at 34 percent in Bush's last year and then dropping into the 20s throughout the Obama administration, and now spiking to 43 percent after year one under Trump. "U.S. leadership under Trump also made gains in war-torn Iraq, where views improved by 9 points amid a string of victories against the Islamic State that have vastly reduced its military grasp on the region". Read More »

Korean delegation to tour concert halls in Seoul

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In a diplomatic breakthrough after a year of escalating tension over the North's nuclear and missile programme, the International Olympic Committee announced on Saturday that North Korea will send 22 athletes to the Winter Games and compete in three sports and five disciplines. Read More »

Former FCS players have Super Bowl spotlight

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Brent's younger brother Garrett Celek played for the 49ers in a loss to the Ravens in the 2013 Super Bowl . Eagles QB Nick Foles threw three TD passes against the Vikings . They'd offer a reminder that he hadn't played a snap in the preseason thanks to an elbow injury. "I want to be there". New England will continue their streak of being favored in every game they have played in this season (i.e. Read More »

ONGC acquires 51.11pc of Govt stake in HPCL

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Jefferies retained its "buy" rating on ONGC and "underperform" on HPCL. On rejigging the boards of ONGC and HPCL, essentially to make room for representatives of each company in the other's management, Shanker said, "These are minor issues that can be sorted out after the acquisition is completed". Read More »

Om Prakash Rawat appointed Chief Election Commissioner

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He will take charge as the new CEC from Jan 23. Lavasa, a 1980-batch Haryana cadre officer, retired as finance secretary on October 31. In addition to linking Aadhaar with voter IDs, he said the Election Commission was considering whether migrants could be allowed to vote in the state where they reside, like the armed forces. Read More »

Toddler safe after mother killed during custody exchange in San Antonio

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The suspect, the boy's father, is being treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The San Antonio Police Department said in a tweet the suspect is wanted for homicide. Upon arrival, officers found a woman dead near the front door of the home and the reported 18-month-old child missing. Concepcion left the scene with a two-year-old child. Read More »

DSWD plans for immediate recovery in case of Mayon eruption

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Alert level 3 was raised over the volcano on January 14. Alert Level 3 is still in effect over Mayon Volcano, with slime chances of lowering it soon based on the geodetic and geo-chemical records of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the agency's resident volcanologist, Eduardo Laguerta, said. Read More »

LaLiga: Barcelona move 11 points clear after Real Betis demolition

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However, the home side reacted immediately and by half-time were 2-1 up thanks to Nacho's neat first-time strike and a superb curling effort from Bale. Ivan Rakitic started the ball rolling as the hour-mark approached while Messi and Suarez joined him on the scoresheet within the next 10 minutes. On Saturday, Atletico was held to a 1-1 home draw against Girona, while Valencia lost 2-1 at Las Palmas. Read More »

Hollywood movie '12 Strong' ready to hit theaters

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You can nearly picture someone in a Hollywood board room pouring over box office numbers and wondering aloud, "What will get people back to movie theaters in fly over country?" Hemsworth is an interesting choice for Nelson but I'm not sure the best one. Read More »

Turkey says border town hit by rockets from Syria

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Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency reported on January 18 that Turkish security forces have been ordered to prepare for intervention into Syria's Kurdish-held regions of Afrin and Manbij. Erdogan views Syria's YPG Kurdish militia as a terrorist organization aligned with armed Kurdish separatists who have been fighting the government in Turkey for decades. Read More »

North Korea Moranbong Girl Band Leader Heads Olympic Inspection Team

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The governments of North and South Korea were offered "sincere thanks" by International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach announcing the agreement. "I'm sure that this will be a very emotional moment not only for all Koreans but also for the entire world", Bach said. During their two-day stay, the prep team will inspect concert venues and facilities as well as discuss dates and programs for the performance. Read More »

Paul Bettany Nearing Deal to Play Prince Philip in The Crown

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The new season of The Crown is expected to follow the Queen, Prince Philip, Margaret and their families into middle age as they grapple with the political and personal dramas under the weight of their titular crowns . The British actor has been a major part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since its inception, as he's voiced Tony Stark's trusty A.I. It is thought that Bettany is close to closing the deal, but both Netflix and Sony Pictures Television Studios have declined to pass comment. Read More »

Muller brings up 100 Bundesliga goals in Bayern win

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The visitors took a surprising lead on 25 minutes Kruse collected a pass from Gondorf before slotting the ball through Sven Ulreich's legs, 0-1. But Bayern struck back with its first real chance minutes before the break. "We certainly have to work on a few things, like we do after every game". "We aren't yet playing like we want to". "But the team's attitude and condition are excellent". Read More »

Home Minister Rajnath Singh

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Army had killed three Pakistani soldiers during cross-border firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rawlakot sector, it was reported on December 26, 2017. "But Pakistan is not mending its ways", Singh said. "What can others do now when Pakistan has itself pressed self-destruction button", Singh said. ".and now even the global economists and experts accept this", he explained. Read More »

Iran nuclear deal can not survive if United States pulls out: Russia's Lavrov

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Lavrov also denounced the United States' stance on the nuclear agreement as politically-motivated, saying the deal can not be abandoned "for the benefit of political agendas of certain countries". "So we believe this will bring a lot of attention to Japan's different situation", he said. "The irony here is he calls everybody outside of North Korea the most vicious names". Read More »

Usher sparks USC rally in win over Oregon State

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Their game with USC was far from over, but OSU appeared to be once again shaking off its most troubling season-long demon: the blown lead. The Bruins won the opening tip. But soon after the Beavers got sloppy with errant passes, and the Bruins used an 8-0 run to tie the game. Maite Carzola's basket to keep OR within 53-50 going into the fourth quarter and Hebard's layup got the Ducks within one, but they were unable to get closer until Hebard tied it at 57 with a layup. Read More »

Victim of Dublin shooting identified

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Dad-of-two Derek Coakley Hutch was shot in the head as he sat in a auto at the site at around 3pm yesterday. The state pathologist and members of the Garda Technical Bureau were asked to attend the scene of the murder. "The incident room number in Lucan Garda Station is 01-6667300 or we are alternatively asking people to contact the Garda Confidential telephone line on 1800 666 111". Read More »

Best protest signs from the 2018 Women's March

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President Donald Trump has tweeted that it's a "perfect day" for women to march to celebrate the "unprecedented economic success and wealth creation" that's happened during his first year in office. By mid-morning, people gathered in Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver and Raleigh, North Carolina. People hold their hands up at a Women's March in Los Angeles . Read More »

Turkish troops move into Kurdish-controlled area of Afrin in northern Syria

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The Turkish government regards the YPG as a terrorist organisation closely tied to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party, which has carried out a bloody three-year insurgency in Turkey's southeast. As Turkish threats of a potential attack escalated last week, Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad warned that Syria could shoot down Turkish warplanes used in an assault. Read More »

Pence kicks off Middle East tour

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Abdullah warned against declaring Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying it would have a unsafe impact on regional stability and obstruct USA efforts to resume peace talks. Pence has long aligned himself with Israel. Israel claims all of Jerusalem as its capital, while the Palestinians see the eastern sector as the capital of their future state. Read More »

White House Doctor Confirms: Trump In "Excellent" Mental And Physical Health

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She said the test, though useful for detecting Alzheimer's and the like, indicates little about "his high functioning, his frontal-lobe functioning, that we're questioning". Many at the White House are hopeful that this will put to rest any questions about the president's mental stability despite the obviousness of the fact that Donald Trump possesses a temperament that is much different than those that have held the office before him. Read More »

Washington vows to stay open if government shuts down

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Republicans leaders made deals behind closed doors to keep the conservative wing of their party in line. Unless Congress acts by March, DACA recipients will begin to lose protections from deportation under the program, and their lives and livelihoods will be thrown into turmoil. Read More »

Mulvaney: Chances of government shutdown are '50-50′

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Senate Democrats are almost united in opposition to the short-term spending bill passed in the House Thursday because it does not offer protections for the "Dreamers", the term for immigrants brought to the US illegally as children who were shielded from deportation under President Barack Obama's 2012 DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) executive order. Read More »

How an immigrant to Canada helped Donald Trump prove his mental health

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Jackson, who has watched over the health of U.S. presidents since 2013, revealed all about the current state of Donald Trump's physical and mental health during a press conference on Tuesday (16 January). However, despite the results, and Dr. Jackson's insistence that in his professional opinion the president is "fit for duty", the press corps focused intently on that part of the exam. Read More »

Multiple people injured in Sydney train crash

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Three choppers and 20 ambulance crews are attending, said NSW Ambulance . He said the train came in at speed and hit the buffer and rebounded. " Sydney Trains is aware of an incident involving one of our trains hitting a buffer at Richmond Station". Read More »

Clemson Picks Up First Ever Win Over Notre Dame, 67-58

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CLEMSON , S.C. (AP) - Notre Dame coach Mike Brey believes his program had been ideal against Clemson because during the crucial stretches, it was the Fighting Irish who made the biggest plays. "(Louisville's) size really bothered him, and in all honesty, fatigue got to him", Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said. Tennessee hit five of its first six shots and had a 7-0 run, highlighted by back-to-back baskets by Jackson, for a 52-37 lead with 4:49 left in the third quarter. Read More »

New Trump ad calls Democrats 'complicit' in all murders by illegal immigrants

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You don't typically see a campaign ad for a president one year into his term, but these are not normal times, particularly with a government shutdown underway and efforts by both parties to tag the other with responsibility for it. Schumer even said he offered Trump funding for his wall on Friday, but that the president declined the deal. At issue is the fate of hundreds of thousands of young unauthorized immigrants known as "Dreamers" protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood ... Read More »

Alert for significant freezing rain issued

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A few areas from the Oak Ridges Moraine to the Dundalk highlands may see patchy freezing drizzle in the overnight hours of Sunday night to Monday morning. Environment Canada is now calling for a better commute on Monday. Forecasts call for several millimetres of ice accumulation before temperatures warm enough for the precipitation to become rain. Read More »

Cavs hold on as Orlando find magic touch

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However, David Aldridge of NBA.com said the Clippers want the Cavaliers to hand them the Brooklyn Nets' unprotected 2018 first-round pick for Williams . With two off-days on either side the Cavs game, the Thunder aren't just staying away from opponents. "We gotta go back to the drawing board on that end", Thomas said. Read More »

Greeks Protest Name 'Apropriation', Macedonian PM Says Referendum Will Decide Name

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Mr. Kammenos, who apart from leading the right-wing Independent Greeks party is also the country's defense minister, has insisted that the word Macedonia must not be part of its neighbor's name . And the Greek Orthodox Church, which is traditionally opposed to the use of the term Macedonia by Skopje and led the 1992 rally, appears to have distanced itself from Sunday's events. Read More »