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

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 06:16

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.


Trump lauds football players who ate 'over 1000 hamberders' at White House banquet, in early morning misspelled twitter outburst

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 06:07

Trump lauds football players who ate 'over 1000 hamberders' at White House banquet, in early morning misspelled twitter outburstDonald Trump has praised members of college football champions the Clemson Tigers for eating “over 1,000 hamberders” at his White House fast food banquet, in a misspelled early morning Twitter ourburst. “Great being with the National Champion Clemson Tigers last night at the White House,” he tweeted. The US president apparently meant to type “1,000 hamburgers”, though he told reporters in the White House on Monday evening he had only ordered in 300.


You’ll want to eat this giant M&M cookie right out of the pan

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 06:00

You’ll want to eat this giant M&M cookie right out of the panWelcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your


F-22 vs. F-35: Which Stealth Fighter Wins in a Shootout?

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 06:00

 Which Stealth Fighter Wins in a Shootout?The U.S. Air Force’s original plan was for the F-22 to be its high-end air superiority fighter while the F-35 was designed to be primarily an air-to-ground strike aircraft, but one which could defend itself.


El Chapo attorney's affair, sexting steals spotlight at trial

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 05:47

El Chapo attorney's affair, sexting steals spotlight at trialDrug kingpin El Chapo's attorney is stealing the headlines from his client after The New York Post obtained steamy text messages between him and his mistress. Concerns abound if the relationship will affect the case.


Britain's May says she will respond quickly after key Brexit vote

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 05:38

Britain's May says she will respond quickly after key Brexit voteBritish Prime Minister Theresa May told her senior ministers she would respond quickly to Tuesday's evening's vote in parliament on her proposed Brexit deal, her spokesman said. Asked by reporters if she would quit if, as widely expected, she lost the vote, the spokesman said May was determined to deliver the will of public and take Britain out of the EU.


Judge Andrew Napolitano: There is no reason why Bill Barr can't be Robert Mueller's boss

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 05:33

 There is no reason why Bill Barr can't be Robert Mueller's bossFox News senior judicial analyst says the attorney general nominee will allow the Russia probe to continue.


Government shutdown 2019: Five ways it's costing you money

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 04:00

 Five ways it's costing you moneyThe partial government shutdown has not only cut critical services and left federal employees without a paycheck, but it's also wasting your money.


Nissan brings luxurious electric sports sedan concept to Detroit

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 03:55

Nissan brings luxurious electric sports sedan concept to DetroitAfter debuting the newer, longer range 2019 Leaf e+ at CES last week, Nissan brought a luxurious electric sedan concept to the Detroit Auto show to show off the company's plans to provide high-performing, premium vehicles in the EV era. Nissan debuted its newest concept model, the IMS Concept, in Detroit on Monday, representing the company's pure electric future with impressive range, full drive autonomy, and, last but not least, an innovative new seating arrangement. Behold the new Nissan IMs Concept, setting the design direction for future Nissan electric vehicles.


China Death Sentence Raises Stakes in Huawei Feud With Canada

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 03:48

China Death Sentence Raises Stakes in Huawei Feud With CanadaA Chinese court sentenced a Canadian man to death for drug trafficking, a move Prime Minister Justin Trudeau denounced as “arbitrary” as the two nations feud over last month’s arrest of a Huawei Technologies Co. executive. Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was convicted and given a death sentence after a one-day retrial, according to a statement posted on the website of the Dalian Intermediate People’s Court.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 03:46

10 Things to Know for TodayYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


New Israeli military chief pledges to lead 'innovative' army

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 03:33

New Israeli military chief pledges to lead 'innovative' armyJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's new military chief took office Tuesday, pledging to lead a "lethal, efficient and innovative army" into the future as it faces grave challenges along its borders.


Pound Sentiment Improves in Traders' Positioning for Brexit Vote

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 02:27

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.


May Faces Worst Government Defeat in 95 Years in Brexit Vote

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 01:51

May Faces Worst Government Defeat in 95 Years in Brexit VotePrime Minister Theresa May is set to see her Brexit deal rejected in the biggest Parliamentary defeat for a British government in 95 years after her last minute pleas for support appeared to fall on deaf ears. At least 70 of her Conservative Party, as well as sometime allies in the Democratic Unionist Party, are publicly pledged to join opposition Members of Parliament in voting against her agreement Tuesday. May postponed a vote before Christmas in the hope of winning over Parliament with new concessions from Brussels over the so-called backstop intended to ensure the post-Brexit Irish border stays open, but EU leaders’ letters of reassurance were treated with scorn in the House of Commons Monday.


Steve King: Republican congressman who defended white supremacy stripped of committee assignments

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 01:49

 Republican congressman who defended white supremacy stripped of committee assignmentsA senior Republican congressman has been blocked by his own party from sitting on committees after his universally condemned remarks about white supremacy. Steve King, in his ninth term representing Iowa in Washington, will not be given committee assignments for the next two years, House minority leader Kevin McCarthy said. Mr King had served on the agriculture, small business and judiciary committees in the last Congress, also chairing the judiciary's subcommittee on the constitution and civil justice.


Complaint: Kidnapping suspect kept Wisconsin girl under bed

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 01:48

 Kidnapping suspect kept Wisconsin girl under bedBARRON, Wis. (AP) — For nearly three months, 13-year-old Jayme Closs was forced to hide in a 2½-foot space beneath her kidnapper's bed, going without food, water or a bathroom for hours, too terrified to flee from a man she knew had fatally shot both of her parents.


Police searching for suspect after 2 women stabbed in Vacaville house fire

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 00:23

Police searching for suspect after 2 women stabbed in Vacaville house firePolice in Vacaville are searching for a suspect after two women were found stabbed when firefighters and police responded to a house fire.


UK PM May to force second vote on Brexit deal: The Sun

Yahoo News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 00:07

 The SunBritish Prime Minister Theresa May will force a second parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal despite facing defeat, The Sun reported on Monday. The British parliament is widely expected to vote against May's deal on Tuesday, opening up outcomes ranging from a disorderly divorce to reversing Brexit. Allies claim that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has offered May last-minute help after saying the European Union could grant extra concessions if MPs reject her deal, the report said.


A New Migrant Caravan Has Set Out From Honduras to Toward the U.S.

Yahoo News - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 23:58

A New Migrant Caravan Has Set Out From Honduras to Toward the U.S.Another caravan of Central American migrants set out from Honduras on Monday seeking to reach the U.S. border, following the same route used by thousands last year in at least three caravans.


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