BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU governments are set to agree sanctions on seven Venezuelans close to the government of President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday, two EU diplomats said, in the bloc’s firmest response yet to the South American nation’s political crisis."EU likely to hit Venezuelan officials with sanctions -diplomats"
It threatens to make emails and data transmissions by foreign companies more vulnerable, security analysts say"China's VPN Crackdown May Aid Government Surveillance"
Features Five things that make Birthday boy Nakuul Mehta TellyChakkar's favourite` Lots of good wishes and love are pouring in for the blue-eyed birthday boy Nakuul Mehta! Nakuul has already become a sensation among the youth by portraying the classy and dynamic Shivaay in Star Plus’ much-loved romantic drama Ishqbaaaz. Not just with his efficient acting skills and good looks but there is so much more to this man that makes him everyone’s favourite, including…"Five things that make Birthday boy Nakuul Mehta TellyChakkar's favourite`"
The big news is out! Mahesh Babu‘s first look from his next will be unveiled in a few days. What’s more. we now have a date. As per the latest report, The Telugu star will take his first oath on Republic Day. Yes, Mahesh Babu as Chief Minister will be unveiled in 9 days. This is Mahesh Babu’s second film with Koratala Siva. While the last one was an actioner, this film is touted to…"9 days to go for Mahesh Babu’s first look from Bharat Ane Nenu"
TOKYO/LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin skidded more than 11 percent on Wednesday, extending a precipitous downturn in fortunes with investors spooked by fears regulators might clamp down on an asset whose value has skyrocketed in the past year."Bitcoin jolted by regulation worries, tumbles 11 percent on extended sell-off"
Hina Khan is out of the Bigg Boss house and as we expected she is being questioned about her demeaning statements that she made inside the house. And she has been defending herself quite bravely, we have to admit. If you will remember, Hina ended up saying something really objectionable about Shilpa Shinde, who as we all know defeated Hina to win the trophy. In an unseen video, which has been deleted now, Hina and Vikas…"Hina Khan clarifies the truth behind her ‘call girl’ comment on Bigg Boss 11 winner Shilpa Shinde"
Who could have predicted this? Cost estimate jumps by $2.8 billion for California's high-speed rail project, a 35 percent increase: https://t.co/OKJueMcNrm — AP Politics (@AP_Politics) January 17, 2018 Keep in mind, we’re only talking about 119 miles, not the entire route: Hoooooo boy. The estimated cost of building 119 miles of bullet train track in California’s Central Valley has jumped to *$10.6 billion.* For 119 miles! https://t.co/5posJlNq8j — Matt Pearce 🦅 (@mattdpearce) January 17, 2018…"SURPRISE! Cost for California bullet train jumps $2.8 billion (for only 119 miles, not the entire route)"
Standardized tests measure many things—math, science, reading—and, crucially, how hard students actually try. In 2009, the US failed to rank in the top 20 for most subjects tested in the OECD’s Program of International Student Assessment (PISA), a standardized test taken by 15-year-olds in over 70 countries that is widely used to steer education policies. “I know skeptics will want to argue with the results, but we consider them to be accurate and reliable,” said…"American kids perform better on standardized tests when you pay them"
Hassan Diab left his cell at Fleury-Mérogis prison in Paris last Friday to the enthusiastic noise of his fellow inmates chanting, “Hassan est libre. Hassan est libre.” These fourth-floor block mates had been a rotating mix of “special cases” — prisoners such as ex-police officers, ex-prison guards, gay inmates, pedophiles and others considered too vulnerable to be in the general population. Depending on the mood of the guards, departing prisoners are typically allowed to say…"Exclusive: 'I feel so wonderful,' Diab discusses reuniting with family, release from French prison"