ടെഹ്റാൻ: വടക്കൻ ഇറാക്കിലെ സെമ്നാനില് ട്രെയിനുകൾ കൂട്ടിയിടിച്ച് 43 പേര് മരിച്ചു.ട്രെയിനിന്റെ നാലു കോച്ചുകളാണ് അപകടത്തിൽ തകർന്നത്. കൂട്ടിയിടിയെത്തുടർന്നു കോച്ചുകൾ കത്തുന്നതിന്റെ ദൃശ്യങ്ങൾ ഇറാൻ സ്റ്റേറ്റ് ടെലിവിഷൻ പുറത്തുവിട്ടിരുന്നു.
ടെഹ്റാനിൽനിന്നും 400 കിലോമീറ്റർ അകലെ ഷാഹ്റൂദ് നഗരത്തിലെ കാഫ്ത് ഖാൻ സ്റ്റേഷനിലായിരുന്നു അപകടം. സ്റ്റേഷനിൽ നിർത്തിയിട്ടിരുന്ന ട്രെയിനിലേക്കു മറ്റൊരു ട്രെയിൻ ഇടിച്ചുകയറുകയായിരുന്നുവെന്ന് ദൃക്സാക്ഷികൾ പറഞ്ഞു. അപകടത്തെപ്പറ്റി സർക്കാർ അന്വേഷണം ആരംഭിച്ചിട്ടുണ്ട്.
President Barack Obama didn\\\'t need to cancel his trip to Argentina or end his trip to Cuba following the terror attacks in Brussels, but he should not have been photographed at a baseball game within hours of the attacks or been shown dancing the tango, said Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, said Thursday.
\\\"Argentina is actually one of the very rare good news stories in the world,\\\" Haass said during a panel discussion on MSNBC\\\'s \\\"Morning Joe\\\" program, marking a second day for the show to criticize Obama\\\'s actions following the attacks. \\\"They\\\'re doing the right things economically, they\\\'re doing the right things politically. It\\\'s a good story.\\\"
But whoever let Obama and First Lady Michelle be shown dancing the tango with professional dancers on Wednesday in Argentina \\\"ought to be looking for work on somebody\\\'s campaign very far, far away. That was a tremendous mistake,\\\" said Haass.Special: Melissa McCarthy Stuns Fans - But Has She Gone Too Far?
Nicole Wallace, who served as communications director for President George W. Bush, agreed that Obama\\\'s \\\"policy choice\\\" to continue with everything on his scheduled visits to Cuba and Argentina equaled a \\\"communications\\\" crime.
\\\"His policy choice was to proceed with everything on his schedule and not to react to the threat of terrorism, and that is his prerogative,\\\" she said.However, it put him \\\"out of step with the entire American public, not just Republicans. You heard Democrats yesterday increasingly uncomfortable with the choices he makes at a moment of crisis.\\\"There were mothers laying dead while their family members were at the crime scene yesterday and to look like the priority is to go on a foreign trip instead of pausing for a minute and explaining that to America is a communications crime.\\\"
Andrew Cuomo may be driving the push for a $15 minimum wage in New York, but organized labor paid for the bus.The Democratic governor has traveled the state in a union-owned recreational vehicle to galvanize support for his proposal to enact a $15 minimum wage. He\\\'s featured in slick TV advertisements pushing the wage that look a lot like campaign ads. This past week he delivered yet another speech before thousands of workers gathered outside the Capitol, many of them bused in by unions.
Bankrolled by the unions, Cuomo\\\'s campaign not only cements his ties to organized labor, but also burnishes his progressive political bona fides amid a national debate over the minimum wage and income inequality.Cuomo characterizes the proposal as an alternative to what is being offered by Republican presidential candidates such as Donald Trump, who he says has sought to capitalize on public anxiety over the economy. By being the first state to raise the minimum wage to $15, the governor said, New York can show the nation a more hopeful path.
\\\"People are angry. They\\\'re as angry in New York as they are in any other state,\\\" Cuomo said last week, following the Albany rally. \\\"It\\\'s working families, the middle class, who are fundamentally frustrated with their economic circumstance. There is an economic insecurity that eats at the table with people every night.\\\"
It\\\'s a sharp pivot from just last year, when Cuomo\\\'s administration dismissed New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio\\\'s suggested $13 minimum wage as a political \\\"non-starter.\\\" But this year an even bigger increase is his top priority in the Legislature, where it faces a critical test in coming weeks as lawmakers negotiate a state budget, a grand political deal that the governor hopes will include his wage hike.In a sign of its importance to Cuomo, he named the campaign for the wage hike after his father, the late Gov. Mario Cuomo.
The proposal would gradually raise the wage from $9 an hour to $15 by the end of 2018 in New York City and by 2021 in the rest of the state. He has proposed $300 million in small business tax cuts to help businesses absorb the higher labor costs, a number that critics say is far too low.To the Republicans and small business owners who warn of devastating effects from such a sharp wage hike, Cuomo is seeking to capitalize on the national debate over the wage to endear himself to organized labor and liberal voters in New York and around the country.
\\\"He had problems with $12, $13, but now $15 is a great idea,\\\" said Greg Biryla, executive director of the group Unshackle Upstate, adding that he believes supporters settled on $15 because of how \\\"Fight for $15\\\" rolls off the tongue.\\\"It\\\'s a political number, and anyone who thinks otherwise really isn\\\'t looking at the facts,\\\" said state Senate Deputy Majority Leader John DeFrancisco, a Syracuse Republican. \\\"It\\\'s a political goal to garner support from the people that think this is a good idea.\\\"
The Mario Cuomo Campaign for Economic Justice, the non-profit created by labor unions to lobby for the $15 wage, is housed in the Manhattan headquarters of 1199 SEIU, the Service Employees International Union, the largest health care union in the nation. A financial disclosure filed with the state indicates that so far the campaign has spent $1.7 million on expenses including Cuomo\\\'s RV tour and advertisements.
Cuomo has received more than $250,000 in campaign contributions from SEIU and the other unions supporting the Campaign for Economic Justice since 2008.The increase is popular with New York voters, two thirds of whom support Cuomo\\\'s plan, according to a Siena College poll released last month. Eighty percent of Democrats back the increase; 36 percent of Republicans do. Polls show similarly broad backing for Cuomo\\\'s other big priority of the year, a family leave proposal that would let workers take up to 12 weeks of paid time off to care for a new child or sick loved one.
Egypt said on Friday its navy had found human remains, wreckage and the personal belongings of passengers floating in the Mediterranean, confirmation that an EgyptAir jet had plunged into the sea with 66 people on board.President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi offered condolences for those on board, amounting to Egypt’s official acknowledgement of their deaths, although there was still no explanation of why the Airbus had crashed.“The Egyptian navy was able to retrieve more debris from the plane, some of the passengers’ belongings, human remains, and plane seats,” the Civil Aviation Ministry said in a statement.
The navy was searching an area about 290 km (180 miles) north of the port city of Alexandria, just south of where the signal from the plane was lost early on Thursday.There was no sign of the bulk of the wreckage, or of a location signal from the “black box” flight recorders.EgyptAir Chairman Safwat Moslem told state television that the current radius of the search zone was 40 miles (64 km), giving an area of 5,000 sq miles (13,000 sq km), but that it would be expanded as necessary.A European satellite spotted a 2 km-long oil slick in the Mediterranean, about 40 km southeast of the aircraft’s last known position, the European Space Agency said.
Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said that it was too early to rule out any cause for the crash. The aviation minister said a terrorist attack was more likely than a technical failure.Although suspicion pointed to Islamist militants who blew up another airliner over Egypt seven months ago, no group had claimed responsibility more than 36 hours after the disappearance of flight MS804, an Airbus A320 flying from Paris to Cairo.Jihadists have been fighting Egypt’s government since Sisi toppled an elected Islamist leader in 2013. In October, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for blowing up a Russian airliner that exploded after taking off from an Egyptian tourist resort. Russian investigators blamed a bomb smuggled on board.
That crash devastated Egypt’s tourist industry, one of the main sources of foreign exchange for a country of 80 million people, and another similar attack would crush hopes of it recovering.Three French investigators and a technical expert from Airbus arrived in Cairo early on Friday, airport sources said.
Officials from a number of U.S. agencies told Reuters that a U.S. review of satellite imagery so far had not produced any signs of an explosion. They said the United States had not ruled out any possible causes for the crash, including mechanical failure, terrorism or a deliberate act by the pilot or crew.The plane vanished just as it was moving from Greek to Egyptian airspace control. Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos said it had swerved radically and plunged from 37,000 feet to 15,000 before vanishing from Greek radar screens.Ultra-hardline Islamists have targeted airports, airliners and tourist sites in Europe, Egypt, Tunisia and other Middle Eastern countries over the past few years.Khaled al-Gameel, head of crew at EgyptAir, said the pilot, Mahamed Saeed Ali Shouqair, had 15 years’ experience and was in charge of training and mentoring younger pilots.“He comes from a pilot family; his uncle was a high-ranking pilot at EgyptAir and his cousin is also a pilot,” Gameel said. “He was very popular and was known for taking it upon himself to settle disputes any two colleagues were having.”A Facebook page that appeared to be Shouqair’s showed no signs of Islamist sympathies. It included criticism of the Muslim Brotherhood, repostings of articles supporting President Sisi and pictures of Shouqair wearing aviator sunglasses.The aircraft was carrying 56 passengers, including one child and two infants, and 10 crew. They included 30 Egyptian and 15 French nationals, along with citizens of 10 other countries. The plane had made scheduled flights to Tunisia and Eritrea on Wednesday before arriving in Paris from Cairo.
റിയാദ്: ആഗോള വിപണിയില് എണ്ണയുടെ വിലയിടിവിനെ തുടര്ന്ന് സൗദിയില് എണ്ണയിതര വരുമാന മാര്ഗങ്ങളെ കുറിച്ചുള്ള കര്മ്മ പദ്ദതിയുടെ പ്രഖ്യാപനം ഈ മാസം 25ന് നടത്തുമെന്ന് രണ്ടാം കിരീടവകാശിയും പ്രതിരോധ മന്ത്രിയുമായ മുഹമ്മദ് ബിന് സല്മാന് രാജകുമാരന് അറിയിച്ചു.
രാജ്യത്തിന്റെ സമൃദ്ധി നിലനിര്ത്തുന്നതിനുമുളള മാര്ഗങ്ങളള് അവലംഭിക്കുന്നതിനുള്ള കര്മ്മ പദ്ധതിയാണ് ഈ മാസം 25നു പ്രഖ്യാപിക്കുന്നത്.
രാജ്യത്തിന്റെ സമൃദ്ധി നിലനിര്ത്തുന്നതിനുമുളള മാര്ഗങ്ങളള് അവലംഭിക്കുന്നതിനുളള കര്മ്മ പദ്ധതിയാണ് പ്രഖ്യാപിക്കുന്നത്.
സൗദിയുടെ ഭാവി പുരോഗതി ലക്ഷ്യമാക്കി വിവിധ സാമ്പത്തിക സാമുഹ്യ പദ്ധതികള് ആവിഷ്കരിച്ചിട്ടുണ്ട്.ഒരു മാസത്തിനു ശേഷം ഈ പദ്ധതികള്ക്കു തുടക്കം കുറിക്കും.
ലോകത്തെ ഏറ്റവും വലിയ എണ്ണ ഉല്പ്പാതക കമ്പനിയായ സൗദി അരാംകോയെ ഊര്ജ്ജ കമ്പനിയാക്കി മാറ്റും.
അരാംകോയുടെ അഞ്ച്ശതമാനം ഓഹരികള് വില്പന നടത്തും.ഇതിലൂടെ ലഭിക്കുന്ന പണം പുതുതായി രൂപീകരിച്ച പൊതു നിക്ഷേപക നിധിയിലേക്കു മാറ്റും.
ഈ നിക്ഷേപക നിധിയില് നിന്നുള്ള തുക ഉപയോഗിച്ച് അന്താരാഷ്ര രംഗത്തു ഉയര്ന്ന നിലയില് പ്രവര്ത്തിക്കുന്ന കമ്പനികള് സ്വന്തമാക്കുമെന്നും മുഹമ്മദ് ബിന് സല്മാന് രാജകുമാരന് പറഞ്ഞു.
അതേ സമയം അടുത്തിടെ വര്ദ്ധിപ്പിച്ച ജലനിരക്ക് തൃപ്തികരമല്ലെന്നും അത് പുനപരിശോധിക്കുമെന്നും രാജകുമാരന് പറഞ്ഞു
ജല വൈദ്യുതി മന്ത്രാലയങ്ങളില് പരിഷ്ക്കരണങ്ങള് നടപ്പാക്കും.വരുമാനം കുറഞ്ഞവര്ക്ക് സബ്സിഡിക്ക് പകരമായി പണം നല്കി സഹായം നല്കുന്ന പദ്ധതിയും സര്ക്കാര് ആവഷ്ക്കരിച്ച് നടപ്പാക്കുമെന്നും സല്മാന് രാജകുമാരന് വ്യക്തമാക്കി.
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Interior minister Theresa May will become Britain’s prime minister on Wednesday, with the task of steering its withdrawal from the European Union, after rival Andrea Leadsom abruptly terminated her short-lived and disastrous leadership campaign.May, 59, will succeed David Cameron, who announced he was stepping down after Britons unexpectedly voted last month to quit the EU. Britain’s planned withdrawal has weakened the 28-nation bloc, created huge uncertainty over trade and investment, and shaken financial markets.May and Leadsom had been due to contest a ballot of grassroots Conservative party members, with the result to be declared by Sept. 9. But Leadsom unexpectedly quit on Monday after a campaign dogged by ill-judged comments about her rival’s lack of children and questions about whether she had exaggerated her CV.“I am honored and humbled to have been chosen by the Conservative Party to become its leader,” said May, who favored remaining in the EU but has made clear there is no going back on the result of the June 23 referendum.
“Brexit means Brexit, and we’re going to make a success of it.”Earlier, Cameron told reporters in front of his 10 Downing Street residence that he expected to chair his last cabinet meeting on Tuesday and take questions in parliament on Wednesday before tendering his resignation to Queen Elizabeth.“So we will have a new prime minister in that building behind me by Wednesday evening,” he said.May will become Britain’s second female prime minister after Margaret Thatcher.
Her victory means that the complex process of extricating Britain from the EU will be led by someone from the losing side of the acrimonious referendum campaign. She has said Britain needs time to work out its negotiating strategy and should not initiate formal divorce proceedings before the end of the year.In a speech earlier on Monday in the central city of Birmingham, May said there could be no second referendum and no attempt to rejoin the EU by the back door.“As prime minister, I will make sure that we leave the European Union,” she said.Leadsom, 53, is a junior energy minister who has never served in cabinet and was barely known to the British public until she emerged as a prominent voice in the successful Leave campaign.
She had been strongly criticized over a newspaper interview in which she appeared to suggest that being a mother meant she had more of a stake in the country’s future than May, who has no children. Some Conservatives said they were disgusted by the remarks, for which Leadsom later apologized, while others said they showed naivety and a lack of judgment.Leadsom told reporters she was pulling out of the race to avoid nine weeks of campaign uncertainty at a time when strong leadership was needed. She acknowledged that May had secured much greater backing in a vote of Conservative members of parliament last week.
“I have … concluded that the interests of our country are best served by the immediate appointment of a strong and well supported prime minister,” she said. “I am therefore withdrawing from the leadership election and I wish Theresa May the very greatest success.”Graham Brady, head of the Conservative party committee in charge of the leadership contest, confirmed that May had been elected with immediate effect.The pound, which has hit 31-year lows since the referendum on concern about potential damage to the British economy, bounced slightly on the news that the Conservative leadership question would be resolved much sooner than expected.It was trading around $1.2970, up 0.1 percent on the day but still down around 13 percent since the day of the vote. The FTSE 250 index of mid-sized companies rose 3.27 percent.“Welcome news we have 1 candidate with overwhelming support to be next PM. Theresa May has strength, integrity & determination to do the job,” finance minister George Osborne tweeted.
The 52-to-48 percent vote to quit the EU after 43 years of membership was a stunning rebuke to Britain’s political leaders and especially Cameron, who had argued that breaking away would bring economic disaster.Britons ignored his warnings, swayed by the arguments of the Leave campaign that ‘Brexit’ would enable them to regain ‘independence’ from Brussels and clamp down on high immigration, something hard to achieve under EU rules allowing people to live and work anywhere in the bloc.May’s leadership hopes had appeared at risk of being damaged by her failure, in six years as interior minister, to bring immigration down, and the fact she found herself on the losing side of the referendum campaign.
But her two best-known rivals on the Leave side were felled by political back-stabbing when Justice Secretary Michael Gove brought down former London mayor Boris Johnson and was then punished for his perceived treachery by being eliminated from a ballot of Conservative MPs.In her speech in Birmingham on Monday, May set out her vision for the economy, calling for “a country that works for everyone, not just the privileged few”.In a pitch for the political center, she said she would prioritize more house-building, a crackdown on tax evasion by individuals and companies, lower energy costs and a narrowing of the ‘unhealthy’ gap between the pay of employees and corporate bosses.“Under my leadership, the Conservative Party will put itself completely, absolutely, unequivocally, at the service of ordinary working people … we will make Britain a country that works for everyone,” she said.
May’s biggest challenge will be to map out the course of Britain’s withdrawal, a process still clouded in uncertainty, and to sort out new terms of trade with the other 27 EU nations.“We will have difficult negotiations with Britain, it will not be easy,” Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday.European Economics Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said: “We should open the negotiations as quickly as possible in order to limit uncertainty.”More than 1,000 British lawyers said in a letter to Cameron that members of parliament, not lawyers, should decide whether Britain leaves the EU because the referendum was not legally binding.Opposition members of parliament, responding to the impending appointment of May, demanded a general election.“It is crucial, given the instability caused by the Brexit vote, that the country has a democratically elected prime minister,” Labour party election co-ordinator Jon Trickett said.
Labour too has been thrown into upheaval by the referendum, with leader Jeremy Corbyn widely criticized for failing to make a sufficiently passionate case in favor of staying in the EU.Minutes before Leadsom’s announcement, Labour lawmaker Angela Eagle launched a leadership challenge to Corbyn.“Jeremy Corbyn is unable to provide the leadership that this party needs — I believe I can,” Eagle said.Corbyn was elected last year with overwhelming support from grassroots Labour activists. He has ignored a vote of no confidence from the party’s lawmakers, saying he has a responsibility to carry out that mandate.