Senate Confirms Ex-Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue As Agriculture Secretary

He is not related or affiliated with the food company Perdue or the poultry producer Perdue Farms. Trump has also reached out to farmers on the issue of regulation, saying the government has too many rules that negatively affect farm country. [Full Article...]

FDA approves Remicade biosimilar

FDA approves Remicade biosimilar The FDA nod sets up a complex game of marketing with Merck handling sales of Remicade in Europe, while Samsung has a version called Flixabi approved by the European Medicines Agency past year that is marketed by Biogen in Europe. Remsima, the world's first copy drug, was launched in Europe in 2015 and its market share there stands at over 40 percent, and Celltrion is active in promoting the drug i... [Full Article...]

GOP makes government funding offer excluding money for wall

And the Republicans now have a new lock on both ends of Washington's Pennsylvania Avenue. The White House has indicated it doesn't want a government shutdown, as has the GOP leadership in the House and Senate. Up until then negotiations had been proceeding fairly smoothly, according to participants. And a White House official told CNN's Jim Acosta that Trump still expected money for the wall... [Full Article...]

Libertà stampa, l'Italia guadagna posti

Libertà stampa, l'Italia guadagna posti E' uno dei problemi indicati da Reporters sans Frontieres nella sua classifica . La ricerca "riflette un mondo in cui gli attacchi ai media sono diventati ordinari e figure autoritarie si rafforzano", scrive Rsf sulla sua pagina. Grillo accusava la " propaganda del regime renzinverdiniano " di nascondere le notizie ed invitava i suoi ad informarsi in Rete dove non ci sono censure. [Full Article...]

Corea Nord:Cina a Usa-Seul,stop a sistema antimissile

Corea Nord:Cina a Usa-Seul,stop a sistema antimissile Lo ha riferito l'agenzia di stampa Yonhap , riportando le testimonianze degli abitanti della zona, secondo i quali la scorsa notte almeno sei camion rimorchio hanno trasportato parti del sistema che verrà installato a Seongju , nella sud-est del Paese. [Full Article...]

Trump condemns Holocaust deniers, anti-Semitism

The president, who was slow to denounce campaign endorsements by racists including David Duke , made an unequivocal statement of support for Israel and pledged to " confront anti-Semitism" in a speech attended by lawmakers and survivors of Hitler's war on European Jewry. [Full Article...]

Burger King owner Restaurant Brands profit, revenue beat estimates

Burger King owner Restaurant Brands profit, revenue beat estimates The average stock price target is $44.64 with 0 brokers rating the stock a strong buy, 0 brokers rating the stock a buy, 0 brokers rating the stock a hold, 0 brokers rating the stock a underperform, and finally 0 brokers rating the stock a sell. [Full Article...]

Ivanka Trump: taking refugees should be 'part of the discussion'

She defined herself as a feminist and spoke about the need for women to embark on STEM careers and "respectfully disagree" with one another in a nod to her father's polarising political effect. "He encouraged me and enabled me to thrive". I grew up in a house where there were no barriers to what I could accomplish beyond my own perseverance and my own tenacity. [Full Article...]

China, Japan urge N. Korea to avoid provocations

Trump on Monday urged UN Security Council ambassadors to consider stronger sanctions against Pyongyang, and United States senators will be briefed on North Korea at the White House today. All 100 US senators will gather Wednesday for a White House briefing on the volatility in North Korea. North Korea announced earlier this month it would continue to dedicate about 16 percent of its national budge... [Full Article...]

India, Armenia sign three agreements

India, Armenia sign three agreements The two sides acknowledged that there can not be double standard on terrorism and the global community should speak in one voice against the menace. Both sides also stressed that terrorism is a major concern for the world and there can not be double standard on this issue. [Full Article...]

Tensions rise after Turkish attack on Syrian Kurds

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says most of those killed were members of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), which is battling the Islamic State group in northern Syria. "We have expressed those concerns with the government of Turkey directly", State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters on a conference call. [Full Article...]

Trump signs executive order targeting specialty work visas: 5 things to know

Trump signs executive order targeting specialty work visas: 5 things to know Around 85,000 foreign workers are admitted to the USA each year under the current H-1B visa programme, with most coming to work in high-skill industries. projects, says IT analyst Girish Pai. In addition, the text of the EO directs that reforms should be focused on ensuring that H-1B status is only granted to those who are the "most-skilled" or the "highest-paid". [Full Article...]

FE champion elected NUS president

FE champion elected NUS president At the union's national conference in Brighton, Ms Martin secured 402 votes, compared with 272 for Ms Bouattia and 35 for Tom Harwood, a politics student at Durham University who backed the campaign for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. [Full Article...]

Empowered ladies rock the "Galaxy" in "Guardians" sequel

And Gillan thinks the internet storm partly came about because of timing, with the Jumanji picture emerging in a period where sexism in film is being called out more and more . Instead, we get to see Nebula really evolve as a character in Vol. 2 , which Gillan is really happy about. She said: "I thought I would be coming back but then when I read the script for the second film I saw all ... [Full Article...]

Pence Assures Australia US Will Honor Refugee Deal

Pence Assures Australia US Will Honor Refugee Deal The fallout over the deal has strained the typically close alliance between the USA and Australia. "At this stage the support that we are providing is at the level of diplomacy", he said. Turnbull has resisted pressure to choose between the two countries, both of which are considered vital allies. As the vice-president gave a joint news conference alongside Mr Turnbull on the shores of Sydney ... [Full Article...]

Afghan defence minister, army chief of staff resign over deadly attack

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani accepted on Monday the resignation of the defence minister and army chief of staff after more than 140 government soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack on an army base last week, the president's office said. [Full Article...]

12 die as rioting breaks out in Venezuela

A Reuters witness heard gunshots and tear gas canisters being fired late into the night on Thursday in the working class Caracas neighborhood of El Valle , with numerous businesses in the morning showing signs of having been looted. The court partly backtracked after an worldwide outcry, but the tension only increased when authorities slapped a political ban on opposition leader Henrique Capr... [Full Article...]

European Union divided on Britain's election announcement

It would hit 1.6m workers, but Mr McDonnell said: "The rich will be above £70,000 to £80,000 a year and that's roughly defined as what people feel is an earning whereby people feel they can pay more". Immigration will also be a key issue, with May saying on Thursday that she was committed to seeing immigration at a sustainable level, which she believes to be the same as Cameron's promise to reduce... [Full Article...]

Trump to order review of national monuments

In addition to San Francisco and Santa Clara County, two MA cities and a third California city filed lawsuits against Mr Trump's executive order. Congress gave the president authority to designate national monuments on federally owned land under the Antiquities Act of 1906 to protect significant natural, cultural or scientific features. [Full Article...]

Beshears opposes rollback of student loan protections

Beshears opposes rollback of student loan protections Joined by 20 attorneys general and the Office of Consumer Protection of Hawaii, the letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos opposes the Department's recent rollback of guidance meant to protect student loan borrowers and reform the student loan servicing industry. [Full Article...]

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