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How shutdown affects key parts of federal government 21.1.2018 World – The Indian Express
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Federer not keen on his kids following in footsteps 21.1.2018 The Tribune
Melbourne, January 21 Roger Federer says he’s a big believer in kids playing sport, but he’s not keen on his own children following in his footsteps. The Swiss great and wife Mirka had identical twins Myla Rose and Charlene Riva in 2009 and another set came along five years later, Leo and Lenny. They are occasionally seen watching their dad ply his trade, but after years travelling the world on the tennis tour, the 36-year-old would prefer not to have to do it all over again. “I mean, I hope they don’t just because we don’t need another 25 years on tour,” he said at the Australian Open when asked if he would encourage them to be professional players. But he added: “No, I’m just a supportive parent. I can’t tell which direction they’re going to go. “If there’s going to be anything in sports or somewhere in finance or business, I have no idea where they’re going to go. All I know is I’ll be incredibly supportive of them.”     He did reveal they already play tennis, not because he has been encouraging them, ...
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Foreign Secretary Johnson says UK should welcome Trump 21.1.2018 The Tribune
London, January 21 British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called for US President Donald Trump to be welcomed to the UK, warning on Sunday that resisting a visit risked damaging his country’s national interest. A day ahead of Johnson welcoming his US counterpart Rex Tillerson to Britain for talks, Johnson said postponing any Trump trip would be acting against the UK’s “single most extraordinary economic relationship”. “Donald Trump is the elected president of the world’s greatest and most powerful democracy—and a country that also happens to be our closest ally,” Johnson wrote in The Sunday Telegraph newspaper. He said critics of a Trump visit were ignorant of Britain’s economic interests. “In opposing the visit of the president of the United States to this country, they risk actually damaging the national interest.” Johnson rejected claims that Trump was presiding over an “isolationist America”. He said Trump’s administration deserved “respect and recognition” rather than “infantile denigration”. — ...
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Jamaica declares emergency over parts of island as gun crime soars 21.1.2018 The Tribune
Montego Bay (Jamaica), January 21 Jamaica has declared a state of emergency in the island’s second city Montego Bay, where authorities are battling to stem a wave of killings. Tourists have been urged to remain in their resorts following the declaration by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Thursday, resulting in the deployment of thousands of members of the military and police in the city of 200,000, home to some of the biggest and most luxurious resorts on the island. The move came days after the United States upgraded its travel advisory to its citizens. Canada and Great Britain issued warnings following the declaration of emergency. “You should limit your movements outside of resorts in the area at this time, and exercise particular care if travelling at night,” Britain’s foreign office said on its website. Montego Bay has seen its murder rate rise over several years with a record 335 deaths in 2017, most tied to gang violence, and an illegal lottery scam that has fleeced hundreds of mostly older ...
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Australian tax office to audit 20 million foreign visa holders 21.1.2018 The Tribune
Sydney, January 21 The Australian Taxation Office will investigate more than 20 million international visa holders and foreign students using data-matching audits to catch tax avoidance and enforce superannuation compliance, the agency said on Sunday. The three-year data matching audit will cross-reference information from the Australian government’s Home Affairs Department with Australian Tax Office (ATO) records. “It is estimated that records of 20 million individuals will be obtained over the course of the three-year period,” the ATO confirmed with Reuters on Sunday. “These records will be electronically matched with ATO data holdings to identify non-compliance with obligations under taxation and superannuation laws.” Information on visa holders, foreign students, their sponsors, education providers and migration agents will be reviewed along with address records, travel movements and visa lodgments over financial years from 2017-18 and 2019-20. If any discrepancies are found, the individual will have ...
US govt shutdown exposes ‘chronic flaws’: Chinese state media 21.1.2018 The Tribune
Beijing, January 21 China’s official news agency said in a commentary on Sunday that the shutdown of the US government exposed “chronic flaws” in the US political system. Funding for federal agencies ran out at midnight on Friday in Washington after lawmakers failed to agree on a stopgap funding bill. “What’s so ironic is that it came on the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s presidency on Saturday, a slap in the face for the leadership in Washington,” China’s Xinhua News Agency said in a commentary by Xinhua writer Liu Chang. The commentary said that the Trump administration had “backtracked” on policies supported by his predecessor, Barack Obama, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and U.S. participation in the Paris climate agreement. “If there was any legacy that has survived the transfer of power, it was the spirit of non-cooperation across party lines,” the Xinhua commentary said. While Xinhua commentaries are not official statements, they offer a reflection of Beijing’s ...
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US lawmakers in bid to end shutdown stalemate 21.1.2018 The Tribune
Washington, January 21 US lawmakers will launch a last-ditch bid on Saunday to end a budget impasse before hundreds of thousands of federal workers are forced to start the workweek at home with no pay. The impact of the shutdown that began at midnight Friday has been largely limited so far, closing sites like New York's Statue of Liberty, but the effect will be acute if the stalemate runs into Monday. Republicans and Democrats have traded bitter recriminations over who is to blame for the failure to pass a stopgap funding measure by a January 20 deadline, a year to the day since Donald Trump took office as US president. Highlighting the deep political polarisation, crowds estimated to number in the hundreds of thousands took to the streets of major US cities Saturday to march against the president and his policies. Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell on Saturday set a key vote for a funding measure for 1:00 am (0600 GMT) Monday, with both houses of Congress set to reconvene Sunday. "I assure you we ...
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Amazon, Flipkart sale: Big discounts on iPhone X, Galaxy S7 edge, Honor 8 Pro, and more 21.1.2018 Technology – The Indian Express
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US govt shutdown exposed 'chronic flaws' in political system: Chinese media 21.1.2018
Beijing: China's official news agency said in a commentary on Sunday that the shutdown of the US government exposed "chronic flaws" in the US political system. Funding for federal agencies ran out at midnight on Friday in Washington after lawmakers failed to agree on a stopgap funding bill. "What's so ironic is that it came on the first anniversary of Donald Trump's presidency on Saturday, a slap in the face for the leadership in Washington," China's Xinhua News Agency said in a commentary by Xinhua writer Liu Chang. The commentary said that the Trump administration had "backtracked" on policies supported by his predecessor, Barack Obama, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and US participation in the Paris climate agreement. "If there was any legacy that has survived the transfer of power, it was the spirit of non-cooperation across party lines," the Xinhua commentary said. While Xinhua commentaries are not official ...
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Liberty Shoes plans to open 50 stores in next one year 21.1.2018 HBL: Home
Footwear firm Liberty Shoes plans to open about 50 stores over the next one year as part of expansion plans. The company is targeting an annual revenue of Rs 1,000 crore by 2020. The company, whic...
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Govt to make company registration process faster, user-friendly 21.1.2018 HBL: Home
The Government will soon bring in changes in the registration process of new companies to make it faster and more user-friendly, wherein applicants will be required to provide only “need-based” infor...
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Germany's SPD to decide on starting coalition talks with Merkel's conservatives 21.1.2018
Bonn: Germany"s center-left Social Democrats (SPD) will decide on Sunday whether to start formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel"s conservatives, a move which would bring Europe"s economic powerhouse one step closer to a stable government. SPD leader Martin Schulz is facing a strong backlash from the party"s left and youth wings, which argue that the SPD should reinvent itself in opposition after scoring its worst election result in September since Germany became a federal republic in 1949. Around 600 delegates, meeting in Bonn, will debate and vote on whether their leaders should push ahead with coalition talks on renewing an alliance with Merkel"s conservatives that took office in 2013. The two blocs, which both bled support to the far right in the September 24 election, struck a preliminary deal last week but critics, including the party"s youth wing leader Kevin Kuehnert, say the agreed blueprint does not bear enough of the SPD"s ...
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Women stage nationwide protests as Trump begins second year 21.1.2018 Hindu: International
The coordinated rallies in Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and about 250 other cities featured speakers who blasted Trump for policies that many said hurt women
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Scientists reveal surprising link between climate change and flowery forests 21.1.2018
Washington: Scientists have revealed a surprising relationship between surging atmospheric carbon dioxide and flower blooms in remote tropical forests. The researchers studying the rich tropical forests of Panama's Barro Colorado Island found that climbing rates of carbon dioxide have set the stage for a multidecade increase in overall flower production. "Over the past several decades, we have seen temperatures warming and carbon dioxide increasing, and our study found that this tropical forest has responded to that increase by producing more flowers," said Stephanie Pau, from the Florida State University in the US. The findings suggest that tropical forests, which have evolved over millennia to flourish in warm, equatorial conditions, may be more sensitive to subtle climatic changes than some ecologists predicted. "Tropical forests have evolved in generally stable climates," Pau said. "So while they may not be warming as much as some higher-latitude ecosystems, these ...
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Beijing vows action after US warship sails near South China Sea island 21.1.2018 The Asian Age | Home
A US Navy destroyer sailed near a disputed shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea this week.
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US govt shutdown exposed 'chronic flaws', says Chinese media 21.1.2018 The Asian Age | Home
Funding for federal agencies ran out at midnight on Friday in Washington after lawmakers failed to agree on a stopgap funding bill.
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P Chidambaram slams Centre over fiscal management, dubs it ‘anti-consumer’ 21.1.2018 India – The Indian Express
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120,000 Indian tourists visited Los Angeles in 2017, growth of 4% over 2016 21.1.2018 Business Standard: News Now
India is an important and rapidly growing market for LA tourism and Indian traveller trends and demands have inspired added efforts to tap the market potential
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Maruti plans new versions of Swift, Ertiga, Ciaz, Wagon-R in 12-18 months 21.1.2018 Business Standard: News Now
It will launch the all-new version of its popular hatchback Swift at the upcoming Auto Expo
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Volkswagen group lines up 1 billion euros to launch six new models in India 21.1.2018 Business Standard: News Now
If successful in India, the group may also look at exporting these to some of the select markets abroad
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