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Venezuela president Maduro increases minimum wage by 300 per cent as inflation approaches 2 million per cent

Venezuela president Maduro increases minimum wage by 300 per cent as inflation approaches 2 million per centVenezuela‘s president has raised the country’s minimum wage by 300 per cent as part of routine wage increases as his government battles hyperinflation. Nicolas Maduro increased the minimum wage to 18,000 bolivars, around £5.20, per month amid an economy suffering from annual inflation nearing two million per cent. Mr Maduro announced his economic plans at the start of his second, disputed, term on Monday, as calls increased for him to surrender power.




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 8:16 AM

'Humiliated': World media react to British PM's Brexit defeat

'Humiliated': World media react to British PM's Brexit defeatBritain is in "uncharted waters" after Prime Minister Theresa May was "humiliated" by the "crushing defeat" of her Brexit deal in parliament, according to scathing reactions in the British and world press on Wednesday. "May's Brexit deal dead as a dodo", Britain's biggest-selling newspaper The Sun said, with a mock-up picture of the PM as the extinct flightless bird, under the front page headline "Brextinct". The Daily Telegraph's front page read: "A complete humiliation".




POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 6:36 AM

Bid to keep U.S. sanctions on Russia's Rusal fails in Senate

Bid to keep U.S. sanctions on Russia's Rusal fails in SenateSenators voted 57-42 to end debate on the measure, as 11 of Trump's fellow Republicans broke from party leaders to join Democrats in favor of the resolution, amid questions about Trump's relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. To keep the administration from lifting the sanctions, the measure must pass both the House and Senate and muster the two-thirds majority needed in both chambers to override an expected Trump veto. Many members of Congress have been questioning the U.S. Treasury Department's decision in December to ease sanctions imposed in April on the core businesses of Deripaska - Rusal, its parent, En+ , and power firm EuroSibEnergo - watering down the toughest penalties imposed on Russian entities since Moscow's 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.




POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 9:57 PM

Hottest vehicles at Detroit auto show: Shelby GT, electric SUV, Kia SUV

Hottest vehicles at Detroit auto show: Shelby GT, electric SUV, Kia SUVThe Ford Shebly GT 500, Toyota Supra and Kia Telluride generate buzz at the Detroit auto show.




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 12:51 PM

A look at large-scale extremist attacks in Kenya

A look at large-scale extremist attacks in KenyaNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Here is a look at large-scale extremist attacks in Kenya over the years:




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 10:05 AM

Who's behind the egg that broke the Instagram world record?

Who's behind the egg that broke the Instagram world record?By now, you've heard about the egg, which surpassed a photo of Kylie Jenner's daughter, Stormi, on Sunday as the most-liked post on Instagram.  But who did the egg? Whose dumb but ultimately successful idea was this? > View this post on Instagram > > A post shared by EGG GANG (@world_record_egg) on Jan 4, 2019 at 9:05am PST Here's what we know so far: ## 1\. The egg account holder goes by "Henrietta." Henrietta is, according to a report from BuzzFeed News, a "chicken from the British countryside." ## 2\. The account holder, however, claims to live in London. "I'm an individual living in London," the account holder told The Independent earlier this week. They also revealed that they only have 400 followers on their personal Instagram account. ## 3\. The egg's name is Eugene, allegedly. In some interviews, the account holder goes by the name Eugene, bypassing the whole "Henrietta" schtick entirely. ## 4\. The person who did the egg was participating in dry January at the time. Nothing breeds creativity like suddenly not drinking. ## 5\. Fans of the egg are called the "Egg Gang." Sure. ## 6\. The egg account follows 928 accounts and two hashtags. The hashtags are #WSHH -- WorldStarHipHop -- and #FatBoySSE, who is a rapper from New Jersey. > View this post on Instagram > > A post shared by Supreme Patty (@supremepatty) on Jan 14, 2019 at 5:20pm PST ## 7\. Supreme Patty is a suspect. So far, the only public figure to have implied responsibility for the egg is Supreme Patty, an Instagram star who smokes hot sauce and is known for squeezing lemon juice into his own eyes. While Patty didn't claim he did the egg outright, one of his friends did say so in a TMZ interview. (This is, of course, to be taken with a lemon-sized grain of salt.) For what it's worth, we do not think Supreme Patty did the egg. It's more likely that he's just capitalizing on the big meme of the moment. He did get an egg tattoo, though, so kudos on committing to the bit. And the egg does follow him on Instagram. We've reached out to Supreme Patty and will update this post if we hear back. ## 8\. Okay, the egg account says it's not Supreme Patty. In an Instagram story posted on Tuesday, @world_record_egg claimed the TMZ story was bogus. "We're still anonymous. Fake news," they wrote. Image: Instagram So we guess it's not Supreme Patty. Stay tuned for more egg updates. This story is developing ... UPDATE: Jan. 16, 2019, 1:34 p.m. ET This story was updated to include information regarding the egg's Instagram Story as well as the hashtags it follows. ## WATCH: A teenager crashed their car doing the "Bird Box" challenge




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 2:43 PM

Pound Sentiment Improves in Traders' Positioning for Brexit Vote

Pound Sentiment Improves in Traders' Positioning for Brexit VoteA gauge of relative demand for bullish or bearish options on sterling has climbed to the highest since April even as the U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan faces almost certain defeat in a House of Commons vote Tuesday. The pound may extend its rebound to above $1.30 should the Brexit deadline be delayed from the end of March, said Yuji Kameoka, chief foreign-exchange analyst at Daiwa Securities Co. in Tokyo.




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 4:27 AM

SoCal storms continue Wednesday with threat of flooding, mudslides

SoCal storms continue Wednesday with threat of flooding, mudslidesThe rain is continuing to fall across Southern California Wednesday, with flooding and mudslides possible in vulnerable burn areas.




POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 9:56 AM

A Look at the 2020 BMW 7-series

A Look at the 2020 BMW 7-series




POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 4:55 AM

How William Barr Tried to Reassure Democrats at His Confirmation Hearing

How William Barr Tried to Reassure Democrats at His Confirmation HearingAs a private lawyer in the twilight of his career, William Barr argued that he can serve as attorney general without fear of consequences.




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 4:51 PM

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