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On International Day of Happiness, Egypt Ranks 120 in World Happiness Report

On International Day of Happiness, Egypt Ranks 120 in World Happiness Report The study of happiness has become an academic field that has gained focus in recent years - the World Happiness Report contains an entire chapter on relative data for policymakers. For instance, report suggests that happiness is falling in America, primarily because of inequality, distrust and corruption. At the same time, America's GDP and life expectancy, the other two happiness factors ac... [Full Article...]

Carolina teams fuel quick sellout for Greenville regional

Carolina teams fuel quick sellout for Greenville regional Early Sunday afternoon, the most polarizing symbol in SC - a Confederate flag - appeared in one of the most visible places near Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville. That ban was lifted two years ago after the state agreed to remove the flag. It's the first time Greenville has played host since 2002. Last year, the NCAA banned championship games from North Carolina due to the anti-transgender ... [Full Article...]

Electronic devices to be banned from US-bound flights over 'terror threat'

Ban appears to apply to 13 countries for next 96 hours. Based at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Royal Jordanian operates more than 500 flights a week across the globe. Meanwhile people are responding to the Royal Jordanian post and seem super frustrated with the sudden rule change. Around a dozen Middle Eastern and African countries are expected to be affected. [Full Article...]

South Supreme Airlines Aircraft Crashes in South Sudan

South Supreme Airlines Aircraft Crashes in South Sudan A local official told BBC that the plan was coming from the country's capital, Juba, when it crashed. On social media, images appeared of the plane with smoke billowing from the wrecked fuselage. While all 44 passengers onboard were initially feared killed, some local reports say that nine people have been pulled from the wreckage alive and transported to a hospital. [Full Article...]

Manipur: UNC to end 130-day long economic blockade from Sunday

Manipur: UNC to end 130-day long economic blockade from Sunday The decision to end the blockade was taken at a tripartite meeting between the UNC, the newly-formed state government and the Centre at the district headquarters of Senapati. Holding talks in Senapati was one of the conditions of the Nagas, which was not accepted by the previous state government. The blockade of National Highway-2 caused severe difficulties to the people of Manipur, especially wit... [Full Article...]

Iraq forces retake Mosul train station

Iraq forces retake Mosul train station Capturing the Iron Bridge would mean Iraqi forces hold three of the five bridges in Mosul that span the Tigris, all of which have been damaged by the militants and US -led air strikes. Iraqi forces launched the massive operation to retake Mosul in October, first retaking its eastern side and then setting their sights on the smaller but more densely-populated west. [Full Article...]

Tillerson calls for 'new approach' to N. Korea threat

Xi's assertion came amidst a number of contentious issues in Sino-US relations, including the South China Sea, the status of Taiwan, trade as well as the North Korean missile and nuclear threats. Mr Tillerson said Mr Trump places a "very high value on the communications that have already occurred". Neither Tillerson nor Wang elaborated what steps are under consideration and it's still un... [Full Article...]

Syria: Israeli warplanes strike targets in Syria

In retaliation the jets were targeted by Syrian anti-aircraft missiles with one of the Israeli fight planes shot down. " Our policy is very consistent ", Netanyahu stated in a Hebrew language video released to the press, according to the Times of Israel. [Full Article...]

Osborne applied for Standard job… after friends asked for help with applications

Osborne applied for Standard job… after friends asked for help with applications Even before this happened, he was in the center of a row about conflict of interest (which was the broader subject of my other post this week on the resignation of the Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, Charlotte Hogg ). The announcement that Osborne will edit the London Evening Standard despite virtually no journalism experience astonished his fellow politicians, and gives a tribune to a ... [Full Article...]

Netanyahu: our raids targeted advanced weapons of Hezbollah in Syria

Netanyahu: our raids targeted advanced weapons of Hezbollah in Syria The airstrikes yesterday (17 March) would be repeated if necessary, Netanyahu warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. That could make it harder for Israel to prevent weapons being smuggled from Syria to the militant group Hezbollah in neighbouring Lebanon, reported Bloomberg. [Full Article...]

Syrian City of Homs Begins Evacuation of Rebels, Civilians

Syrian City of Homs Begins Evacuation of Rebels, Civilians The Syrian regime has since wrestled back complete control of Homs city - with the exception of al-Waer - and a year ago announced plans for ambitious rebuilding projects in several districts of the city, none of which appear to have begun. [Full Article...]

Somali Pirate Release Oil Tanker Without Ransom

Somali Pirate Release Oil Tanker Without Ransom Naval forces have now boarded it and were escorting the ship to Bossaso port, the region's commercial hub. The first successful hijacking since May 2012 by Somali pirates has raised fears about a new surge in piracy in the region. Nur, the local elder, said that young fishermen including former pirates have hijacked the ship. A pirate has confirmed the release was made without a ransom payme... [Full Article...]

Jerome Jarre Used a Hashtag to Fly Food and Water to Somalia

Jerome Jarre Used a Hashtag to Fly Food and Water to Somalia He wanted the wings for a special cause: aiding the people of Somalia. Earlier this week, Kaepernick presented a plea via social media to help convince Turkish Airlines to let a group use a plane to fly food, water, and other supplies to Somalia. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom government rejects Scottish independence referendum: "now is not the time"

United Kingdom government rejects Scottish independence referendum: British Prime Minister Theresa May said " now is not the time " to reopen Scotland's independence debate, though she did not rule out a referendum in the future. Closing the SNP conference , Ms Sturgeon will say: "We know change is coming". On the other hand the Prime Minister, and the Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson, believe that they have what might be called the silent majority of Scots... [Full Article...]

Bayern vs Real Madrid will be "master vs pupil" - Zidane

Bayern vs Real Madrid will be While Real Madrid's director of institutional relations, Emilio Butragueno, was disappointed at drawing Bayern Munich saying he would have hoped to face them later in the competition, Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says he is eager to play against Carlo Ancelotti's side in the Champions League, saying the tie would likely be well balanced. [Full Article...]

The Parallels Between Brexit and Scottish Independence

The Parallels Between Brexit and Scottish Independence But he said that, with Mrs May due to invoke Article 50 by the end of this month, no agreement had yet been reached. "Every person, every family, every business, every community the length and breadth of the United Kingdom - England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland". [Full Article...]

Isolated Poland's summit snub hints at rifts over EU's future

Isolated Poland's summit snub hints at rifts over EU's future Beata Szydlo, the PM of Poland, has claimed that she would not adopt final document of the summit, which means it could not be considered as valid. The 27 other European Union leaders overrode weeks of objections from the nationalist government in Warsaw , which has a long and bitter rivalry with former Prime Minister Tusk and opposed giving him another term at the EU. [Full Article...]

Twenty two people killed in mosque attack in Yemen's Marib

Twenty two people killed in mosque attack in Yemen's Marib It was unclear whether those on board were trying to leave Yemen or seek refuge there, but the IOM said it believed the boat was heading for Sudan. The asylum-seekers were then able to hold up flashlights to show the aircraft that they were migrants. [Full Article...]

Germany's Merkel to visit Russian Federation on May 2

Germany's Merkel to visit Russian Federation on May 2 Seehofer confirmed Merkel was planning to visit that day. "Mutual understanding, goodwill and a similarity in approaches to current worldwide issues characterise Russia's relations with Nepal", said President Putin, "It is good to see that the constructive nature of our ties does not depend on global political considerations of the moment". [Full Article...]

Tillerson Defends Trump's Proposed Cuts To State Department Budget

At a brief news conference in Tokyo on Thursday, Tillerson said the current level of spending - more than $50 billion - was "simply not sustainable". In 2014, Skatell told The New York Times he wanted to start a site after observing a gap in reaching "a more mainstream centre-right audience". Speaking in Tokyo at the start of a trip to Asia focused on the threat from North Korea, Tillerson def... [Full Article...]


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