Lincoln, Washington, FDR top presidents; Obama 12th

The survey is based on 10 leadership qualities, each of which has its own individual presidential ranking: public persuasion, crisis leadership, economic management, moral authority, worldwide relations, administrative skills, relations with Congress... More..

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Merkel Calls on European Union to Improve Relations with Russian Federation
by | Sunday, February 19, 2017

Merkel Calls on European Union to Improve Relations with Russian Federation

The panel has for three years looked into revelations since 2013 by fugitive USA intelligence leaker Edward Snowden that the NSA was conducting massive Internet and phone data sweeps, including in Germany. and ...More..

Samsung to Suspend Investment, Business Plans Following Arrest of Chief
by | Sunday, February 19, 2017

Samsung to Suspend Investment, Business Plans Following Arrest of Chief

Lee is accused of paying the equivalent of some 34 million euros to business leader Choi Soon-sil and two foundations she heads in return for political favours from her friend, President Park. "The attention on...More..

The Great Wall's reviews are... not so great
by | Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Great Wall's reviews are... not so great

The rest of their party is killed, but William manages to kill their unseen assailant, who leaves behind a scaly green arm. William and Tovar are strong fighters, but they're hardly heroic - they just as ofte...More..

by | Sunday, February 19, 2017

Philippines' Duterte says anti-money laundering body to show his bank accounts

Philippine Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV shows documents as he speaks at a news conference at the Philippine Senate Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. Trillanes released b...More..

Trump Plans to Bring in Ally for Intelligence Review
by | Sunday, February 19, 2017

Trump Plans to Bring in Ally for Intelligence Review

Unfortunately, a lack of internal consistency isn't limited to Trump's tweets . According to Schindler, members of the intelligence community were so anxious about Trump's ties with the Kremlin that they wer...More..

Scholes advises Man United to sign Atletico superstar
by | Sunday, February 19, 2017

Scholes advises Man United to sign Atletico superstar

Whether this is likely to make any waves ahead of the Oscars in 11 days' time - or, indeed, if it matches up to the standard of the United squad as pilots for Independence Day: Resurgence previous year - is som...More..

Police Fire Tear Gas to Disperse Crowds in Paris Suburb
by | Saturday, February 18, 2017

Police Fire Tear Gas to Disperse Crowds in Paris Suburb

Protesters - mostly young people - threw stones and iron bars near the main shopping centre in Bobigny, east of Paris , and police used tear gas to disperse several dozen people. The protests had been mostly i...More..

Logan Director Wants a X-Men Spinoff For X-23
by | Saturday, February 18, 2017

Logan Director Wants a X-Men Spinoff For X-23

Any time that Logan is standing still is a moment when he knows that attack is imminent, usually from an untold number of well-armed military men. How much do you think Logan can make on opening weekend? ...More..

by | Saturday, February 18, 2017

Spain's Princess Cristina cleared of corruption charges

Cristina was one of 18 defendants in the year-long trial which followed an investigation into her husband's non-profit organization, the Noos Foundation. Some of the foundation's money was transferred to a priv...More..

Trump Supports Two-State Solution, Says Nikki Haley at UN
by | Saturday, February 18, 2017

Trump Supports Two-State Solution, Says Nikki Haley at UN

The two-state solution remains "the only way" to meet the aspirations of the Palestinians and Israelis, the United Nations envoy for the Middle East peace process told the Security Council Thursday. I thought f...More..

Blair calls for United Kingdom to 'rise up' and reconsider Brexit
by | Saturday, February 18, 2017

Blair calls for United Kingdom to 'rise up' and reconsider Brexit

Asked when he had last talked to Brexit voters he conceded: "It's true I don't spend a lot of time on the doorstep.all I'm saying is, this is the beginning of the debate". In an impassioned speech, the former...More..

Deere Sees Ag Markets Stabilizing
by | Saturday, February 18, 2017

Deere Sees Ag Markets Stabilizing

That remains well below Deere's 80 cents per share earnings at the same time a year ago. He says efforts to establish a more efficient cost structure are on track. Fundamentals in the country are improving, wit...More..

by | Saturday, February 18, 2017

Stop foreign cheating: Trump vows penalties for companies that outsource American jobs

Trump did not mention the decision by plant workers this week to turn aside an organizing effort by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers . "We're going to save billions and billion...More..

Powerful storm Brings Flooding to California
by | Saturday, February 18, 2017

Powerful storm Brings Flooding to California

Erdman notes that with the deluge, there is a high risk of widespread urban flash flooding, debris flows from recent wildfire-scarred areas that could damage homes and roads, as well as mud and rockslides, even...More..

Assad wants 'every inch' of Syria, not just Raqqa
by | Friday, February 17, 2017

Assad wants 'every inch' of Syria, not just Raqqa

Mr Assad, however, insisted IS were "everywhere". The Syrian conflict began when the Baath regime, in power since 1963 and led by Assad, responded with military force to peaceful protests during the Arab Spri...More..

by | Friday, February 17, 2017

Tough Confirmation Hearing for Friedman

Throughout the hearing, Trump's statements on Wednesday at a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hung over the room. "Today's hearing in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on t...More..

Monopoly ditches classic game piece
by | Friday, February 17, 2017

Monopoly ditches classic game piece

The announcement of the thimble's retirement came on Today , where Al Roker and co. were disappointed to see it go. The thimble was originally added to the Monopoly lineup in 1935 as a familiar symbol ...More..

Palestinian conflict: Two-state solution not only option, U.S. says
by | Friday, February 17, 2017

Palestinian conflict: Two-state solution not only option, U.S. says

In a joint press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on 13 February, Mr Trump again only took two questions; one from WJLA, a news channel found to have " a strong tilt toward Trump " durin...More..

by | Friday, February 17, 2017

Embattled Trump security adviser Michael Flynn quits

Dismissal will not be the end of the Flynn affair. " They're going to pay a big price for leaking". The President said he would announce a "new and very comprehensive order to protect our people" some t...More..

by | Friday, February 17, 2017

Trump confirms intelligence leaks probe at combative news conference

Last week, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced that the administration had launched an investigation into the leaks . An administration official confirmed the move is under consideration. "All ...More..

by | Friday, February 17, 2017

Trump Administration Takes Another Hit: Labor Secretary Withdraws

He also thanked Trump for the opportunity and his family and friends for their support. Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown said United States workers "can breathe a sigh of relief" after Puzder's announcement. The ...More..

by | Friday, February 17, 2017

Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing Date Set

Questioning of Gorsuch will begin March 21. President Trump's Supreme Court nominee will need support of at least eight Democrats to move to a confirmation vote. Gorsuch, a judge on the Denver-based 10th U.S...More..

Toronto firefighters continue to battle hot spots in six-alarm blaze
by | Thursday, February 16, 2017

Toronto firefighters continue to battle hot spots in six-alarm blaze

Clair Avenue West and Yonge Street area after a massive fire. Excavation equipment was called in Tuesday evening to help firefighters demolish the building and get at the hot spots. They stayed on-scene all n...More..

Woman arrested in killing of Kim Jong Un's half-brother, Malaysian police say
by | Thursday, February 16, 2017

Woman arrested in killing of Kim Jong Un's half-brother, Malaysian police say

Multiple South Korean media reports , citing unidentified government sources, said two women believed to be North Korean agents killed Kim Jong Nam with some kind of poison before fleeing the scene in a taxi. ...More..

by | Thursday, February 16, 2017

"Global Europe" secures trade deal with Canada as United Kingdom gets shut out

We write to ask you to oppose the ratification of Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement ( CETA ), the EU-Canada trade deal due to be voted on in the European Parliament on February 15. Some industries ar...More..

Trump's job approval rating to all-time low: Gallup poll
by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Trump's job approval rating to all-time low: Gallup poll

Roosevelt's first term in 1931, according to the American Presidency Project, with a net loss of 52 House seats and eight Senate seats. Only 40 percent of Americans approve of the job that the president is do...More..

Raptors Bulk Up After Reportedly Acquiring Serge Ibaka
by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Raptors Bulk Up After Reportedly Acquiring Serge Ibaka

The Raptors starting five now consists of Kyle Lowry , DeRozan, DeMarre Carroll , Ibaka, and Jonas Valanciunas . Toronto had been rumored to be searching for an upgrade in the frontcourt recently, with repor...More..

Weston schools have two hour delay, wind advisory
by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Weston schools have two hour delay, wind advisory

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. A chance of flurries before 11 p.m. After sunset, rain and snow will become possible. ...More..

by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Russian media attack French presidential frontrunner

Le Pen, who has run on an anti-immigrant platform, has also pledged to remove France from the European Union if she wins and will revoke dual citizenship for French nationals. "Today, we have to look at the fac...More..

by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

German, eurozone economic growth revised down slightly

Growth in euro zone remained resilient in the fourth quarter of 2016, but slightly less than an earlier estimate, the latest data showed today. The new estimates mirrored data released in Germany, the bloc's ...More..

by | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

California Gov. Brown defends state's handling of Oroville Dam crisis, welcomes scrutiny

However, if the spillways totally failed, billions of gallons of water would have flowed from the lake and flooded three counties. State Department of Water Resources spokesman Chris Orrock says lake levels...More..

by | Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Irish economy to grow by 3.4% this year, European Commission says

It forecast euro zone economic growth to lose some speed this year before rebounding in 2018. Explaining its view, the Commission said: "Business investment is likely to be adversely affected by persisting ...More..

by | Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Trump assures Nigeria of support in anti-terrorism war

The ruling All Progressives Congress , APC and its affiliates such as APCUkingdom are also commenting on the event via the social media. "I apologize for any inconvenience". (Ecofin Agency) - In line with Pre...More..

North Korea launches 'ballistic missile' in 'show of force' to Donald Trump
by | Tuesday, February 14, 2017

North Korea launches 'ballistic missile' in 'show of force' to Donald Trump

South Korean military officials say North Korea fired a ballistic missile into its eastern sea early on February 12, with Seoul and the US military saying they were assessing the launch. North Korea has fired a...More..

DuPont and Chemours settle PFOA suits
by | Tuesday, February 14, 2017

DuPont and Chemours settle PFOA suits

The federal court lawsuits filed against DuPont come after a three-person panel of scientists finished a six-year study of C8 and concluded there were probable links between exposure to the chemical and certa...More..

Transcript of Trudeau, Trump statements after their first meeting in Washington
by | Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Transcript of Trudeau, Trump statements after their first meeting in Washington

Ivanka looked happy to sit next to JT, but then again, who wouldn't? But it's Mr. Trump's unpredictability and his protectionist outlook that have some in Canada cautioning their leader to play it safe this tim...More..

Pilot removed from flight after rant about Donald Trump and divorce
by | Monday, February 13, 2017

Pilot removed from flight after rant about Donald Trump and divorce

As BuzzFeed reports , the pilot said, "Look, I don't care if you voted for Trump or Clinton, they're both assholes", and also singled out an interracial couple in first class for reasons that are unclear. Then...More..

Nations: Happy ending for France in 22-16 win vs Scotland
by | Monday, February 13, 2017

Nations: Happy ending for France in 22-16 win vs Scotland

We've got to focus on not having those drop-offs, not having 20 minutes when we don't particularly see the game out. We didn't look after the ball, we didn't respect it and that has cost us. 12, 2017. "We're ...More..

by | Monday, February 13, 2017

Cambodia opposition leader resigns for 'sake of party'

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy has announced that he will resign from his position as president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP). Mr Rainsy announced his resignation on social media, but said: "In a...More..

by | Monday, February 13, 2017

Tsipras confident on bailout review but urges no more burdens for Greece

During talks on Friday, Greece and its foreign lenders reportedly made progress toward bridging the divide over the country's fiscal path in the coming years with its worldwide lenders, but considerable differe...More..

Hamburg airport shut down after passengers made sick by corrosive substance
by | Monday, February 13, 2017

Hamburg airport shut down after passengers made sick by corrosive substance

Hundreds of passengers waited outside as officials tried to establish the cause. Lightly dressed passengers were rushed outside the terminal in nearly freezing temperatures, leaving their coats and jackets be...More..

by | Sunday, February 12, 2017

Rangers say manager Warburton has resigned

Bookmakers Sky Bet installed Davies as second favourite for the post at 5/2 on Saturday afternoon, behind only former Rangers boss Alex McLeish, who is 13/8, in the betting. "It's been so confusing and it rea...More..

Woman's appeal to find 150-year-old family wedding dress goes viral
by | Sunday, February 12, 2017

Woman's appeal to find 150-year-old family wedding dress goes viral

Tess Newall, 29, was "distraught" when her dress went missing after it was sent to be dry cleaned at Kleen Cleaners in Edinburgh last September. Tess told BBC News : "My parent's received a phone call this a...More..

Taiwan Voices Readiness to Maintain Good Relations With Both US, China
by | Sunday, February 12, 2017

Taiwan Voices Readiness to Maintain Good Relations With Both US, China

Thursday's call marked the first time that Trump and Xi had spoken. Hailing Trump's surprise commitment to Chinese President Xi Jinping during their first phone call to abide by the "One China" policy w...More..

Polish prime minister hurt in auto crash but prognosis good
by | Sunday, February 12, 2017

Polish prime minister hurt in auto crash but prognosis good

Her convoy was in a fleet of Government cars involved in a multi-car pile-up in Israel in November. The latest crash has sparked security concerns in Poland, as the country's President and defence minister ha...More..

by | Sunday, February 12, 2017

Norwegian Star Under Tow to Melbourne After Pod Failure

Passengers will receive a full refund and future cruise discount. The cruise was bound for New Zealand and the ship was en route to Tasmania and was due to dock there after leaving Melbourne when the fault oc...More..

The US blocks former Palestinian PM from United Nations mission
by | Sunday, February 12, 2017

The US blocks former Palestinian PM from United Nations mission

According to Danon, " the new administration is working towards the joint interest of the United States, Israel and the special alliance between our two nations ". "The United States stands firmly and unapologe...More..

Orange alligator dubbed 'Trump-a-gator' by SC neighbors
by | Sunday, February 12, 2017

Orange alligator dubbed 'Trump-a-gator' by SC neighbors

Eventually it will shed its orange skin and turn back to its original color, likely an albino white. In fact, some residents say that the color is already starting to fade after the gator spent some time sunn...More..

by | Sunday, February 12, 2017

New South Wales expecting 'catastrophic' level of fire danger today

The fire and rescue authorities in New South Wales are anticipating a "catastrophic danger" of fires throughout the weekend with areas of "severe and extreme fire danger". Those fires left 173 people dead, in...More..